DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping June, 2002

Tue, March 19th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE

DETECTIVE COMICS #771
Written by Greg Rucka and Judd Winick; art by Steve Lieber, Cliff Chiang and Mark McKenna; cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores June 5. "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" Part 12! It's one thing to try and solve a murder. Being cleared of the crime is a different matter. While Batman struggles to build a new life, the shadow of the GCPD looms large. Plus, Chapter Nine of "Josie Mac," by Judd Winick and Cliff Chiang.


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

BATGIRL #29
Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores June 12. "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" Part 13! For the last few months in the various Batman-related books, members of the Batsquad have uncovered tiny clues regarding the murder of Vesper Fairchild. Tonight, they piece them together by recreating the crime, with Nightwing playing the role of the killer and Batgirl, the victim.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

Each issue of the BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE storyline features a puzzle piece on the cover, and contains an important clue to Vesper Fairchild's murder!

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #30
Written by Devin Grayson and Doug Alexander; art by Roger Robinson, Rob Haynes and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 19. "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" Part 14! What's eating Azrael? And why is he using those closest to Batman as punching bags? Join us for the first part of a story where the Agent of the Bat plans to take over Batman's cowl…permanently! This story concludes in AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #91. Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Punchline," written by Doug Alexander with art by Rob Haynes (Daredevil: Ninja).


FC, 40 pg. $2.50

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #91
Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello and James Pascoe; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway


In stores June 19. "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" Part 15, continuing from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #30 - Azrael's deterioration takes a savage turn as guest-stars Batman, Robin and Nightwing struggle to keep up! With Jean Paul's dementia increasing to match his super-strength, Batman feels responsible for all his new acts of violence, since he failed to stop Azrael's career early on. But will his guilty conscience make him fall victim to an enraged Azrael?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DC UNIVERSE: BATMAN

BATGIRL SECRET FILES #1
Written by Scott Peterson, Dan Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III; art by Phil Noto, Damion Scott, Greg Scott, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Alitha Martinez, Marcos Martin, and various; cover by Scott and Robert Campanella


In stores June 19. Gotham's most dangerous defender stars in her first SECRET FILES Special! An encounter with an unexpected criminal leads Cassandra to revisit her origins (written by original BATGIRL cowriter Scott Peterson, with art by Phil Noto & Robert Campanella). Plus, Cassandra learns how she would have fared in combat against Barbara Gordon - during the current Oracle's time as Batgirl (written by Peterson with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Cameron Stewart). And the DEO investigates the aftermath of Batgirl's battle with Lady Shiva (written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III with art by Greg Scott & Mick Gray). Rounding out the issue are profiles of some of Batgirl's newest enemies and allies, with a special portrait of young Barbara Gordon as Batgirl, courtesy of the upcoming BATGIRL: YEAR ONE art team of Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez!


FC, 48 pg. $4.95

BATGIRL: A KNIGHT ALONE TP - relist
Written by Kelley Puckett; art by Damion Scott, Coy Turnbull, Robert Campanella, Dan Davis, and John Lowe; cover by Scott and Campanella


In stores June 19. Reoffered to coincide with BATGIRL SECRET FILES #1, this second collection of BATGIRL reprints issues #7-11, 13, and 14. Batgirl was once able to sense when attacks were coming, making her the ultimate fighting machine. But now she seems to have lost her special talents. And with Lady Shiva in Gotham looking for a worthy opponent to fight, the timing couldn't be worse.


FC, 160 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #156
Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art and cover by Val Semeiks and Dan Green


In stores June 12. "Blink," Part 1 of 3. When a blind man with the power to see through the eyes of other men accidentally taps into the mind of a serial killer, Batman finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that reaches from the streets of Gotham straight up into its cathedrals of power.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

BATMAN #604
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by McDaniel


In stores June 26. Batman returns to the place that started it all - Crime Alley - to think over the events of recent months (Vesper's murder, his own arrest and escape, his abandonment of the Bruce Wayne persona). But it's not a quiet moment of reflection. He runs into Catwoman, and they proceed to roof-hop all over Gotham, fighting thugs in between moments of deep thought.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the BATMOBILE REPLICA: 1950s EDITION, CLASSIC JOKER MINI-BUST and BATMAN ORNAMENTS BOX SET, and an appearance by Batman in the WONDER WOMAN: THE HIKETEIA HC, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE #3
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Lee Bermejo and Tim Bradstreet; cover by Bermejo


WILDSTORM PRODUCTIONS. In stores June 26. Batman's been picking up the pieces from a decade-old case file of deceased government agent Michael Cray, also known as Deathblow. Now, the ten-year-old trail Bruce Wayne is following heats up, and then ignites in a furious blaze, as Batman comes face-to-face with the psychopathic pyrokinetic who's back in Gotham to settle old scores. Can Batman succeed where Deathblow failed? And what's the explanation for the recent sightings of Deathblow down at the Gotham Ship Yards?


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (3 of 3) $5.95

BATMAN: EVOLUTION TP - relist
Written by Greg Rucka; art by Shawn Martinbrough, John Watkiss, William Rosado, Phil Hester, and Steve Mitchell; cover by Dave Johnson


In stores June 19. Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: THE HIKETEIA, this trade paperback shows some of Greg Rucka's strongest work. Batman and Commissioner Gordon struggle to maintain order as a new force threatens to consume Gotham. Ra's Al Ghul, one of the Batman's greatest enemies, returns with new, demonic cohorts. Reprinting material from DETECTIVE COMICS #743-750.


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #51
Written by Jason Hall; art by Brad Rader and Terry Austin; cover by Bob Smith and Terry Beatty


In stores June 26. Mr. Freeze is sprung from Arkham by Nora (the ex-wife he never got over) to formulate the compound that might return him - and the life they once shared - to normal. But love is blind. Featuring super-cool guest-art by Brad Rader (CATWOMAN) & Terry Austin (SUPERMAN ADVENTURES).


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

BIRDS OF PREY #44
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Dave Ross and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Phil Noto


In stores June 19. Black Canary reaches a truce with the murderous Deathstroke. Seems they, along with guest-star Connor Hawke, have to work together to solve the riddle of a mysterious island floating in and out of time. To make matters even stranger, this island is populated by…canary-eating dinosaurs?!?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CATWOMAN #8
Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Brad Rader and Rick Burchett; cover by Paul Pope


In stores June 26. Catwoman and Slam Bradley turn the tables on the East End's crooked cops. Meanwhile, the aforementioned cops are closing in on Holly, even rousting her closest friends. We wouldn't want to be in their path!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HARLEY QUINN #21
Written by Karl Kesel; art by Brandon Badeaux and Dan Davis; cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson


In stores June 12. Harley's trapped in the ultimate prison by a demonic fellow whose name begins with the letter "E." She enlists the help of some familiar (if unexpected) faces in a massive attempt to regain her freedom! Harley's got a gaggle of unusual super-humans on her side, but it ain't easy to come back from…well, wherever - especially with a bounty hunter gunning for your head!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

NIGHTWING #70
Written by Chuck Dixon; art by William Rosado and Rob Stull; cover by Michael Golden


In stores June 12. Writer Chuck Dixon wraps up his run on NIGHTWING as Dick travels to a sleepy little desert town in Arizona. The town is Desert Palms, and it's home to dozens of members of the witness protection program. It's a small quiet town…until Hella arrives in search of the one, the only, "Lunchmeat" Deever. It's lots of guns and lots of mobsters, as all hell breaks loose…and only Nightwing can save the day.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ROBIN #103
Written by Jon Lewis; art by David Hahn and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Michael Lopez and Pepoy


In stores June 19. Robin discovers the secret of the woman claiming to be Nocturna, but he may be too late to save Spoiler. Flames are rushing through "Nocturna's" apartment, and in trying to rescue the femme fatale, Spoiler has fallen under her controlling spell!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN

SUPERMAN #183
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith


In stores June 5. The unthinkable happens: Clark Kent is fired from the Daily Planet! Plus, the secret deal between Lex Luthor and Lois Lane (from way back in SUPERMAN #151) is finally paid off, but at a heavy price.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the SMALLVILLE ACTION FIGURES and SUPERMAN ORNAMENTS BOX SET, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #605
Written by Joe Casey; art by Carlos Meglia; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jess Merio


In stores June 12. The conclusion of the Super-Baby saga! Will Superman be forced to kill Ultraman as the Fortress of Solitude grows to tremendous proportions, threatening to overtake the entire planet? And what plans do Owlman and Superwoman have?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #127
Written by Mark Schultz; art by Yvel Guichet and Walden Wong; cover by Michael Golden


In stores June 19. Part 2 of "The Pantheon." Charged with the power of a goddess, Lois Lane confronts Wonder Woman. Is this just a normal catfight, or is Lois looking for some release from her father's death? Meanwhile, Superman battles the group of minor gods, who have empowered his wife! It's Ragnarok in Metropolis!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

ACTION COMICS #792
Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Mark Morales; cover by Ferry and Cam Smith


In stores June 26. Someone close to Clark Kent is missing. What can Superman do? It's a different role for Superman, who has to play detective to get to the bottom of this mystery.


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

SUPERGIRL #71
Written by Peter David; art by Jamal Igle and Jos Marzan Jr.; cover by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs


In stores June 19. While examining ancient ruins in Mexico, Supergirl, Mary Marvel and Buzz face off against the sorceress Tara - another ally of the Demon Mother who's plagued Supergirl in recent months. The encounter, unfortunately, winds up catapulting Supergirl back in time, and she quickly finds herself about to become a sacrifice during the reign of the Aztecs!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the COMET THE SUPER-HORSE SOFT TOY, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

DC UNIVERSE

DEADMAN #7
Written by Steve Vance; art by Shawn McManus; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 12. The children of the utopian land of Nanda Parbat were raised to believe in peace and love…and then their homeland was destroyed. And their parents, the mystical force that held their evil in check, were unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. Now a group of the evildoers wants to reclaim their innocent offspring, and only Deadman stands between them and the next generation of evil.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DOOM PATROL #9
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat


In stores June 5. Once upon a time, the man known as Cliff Steele lost his mind. Now, as Robotman, he's trying to figure out what happened to the rest of him in the years before he got it back. The answers will astound him…and just might cause him to lose his mind one final time.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher; art and cover by Joe Kubert


Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. Enemy Ace - one of the first regular features in comics to showcase stories of war told from the viewpoint of the "enemy!" This hardcover starring Baron Hans Von Hammer, the greatest fighter pilot of World War I, reprints the Enemy Ace stories from OUR ARMY AT WAR #151-155, SHOWCASE #57 & 58 and STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES #138-142. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 224 pg. Hardcover $49.95

Look for the ENEMY ACE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

THE FLASH #187
Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 26. "Crossfire," Part 4 of 5. How can the Flash free himself from the influence of the Thinker? How can he battle a villain whose very thoughts transform the world to his own terms? And is Cyborg sorry he ever came to Keystone, now that he's met the Flash's Rogues Gallery?


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

GREEN ARROW #15
Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner


In stores June 26. Kevin Smith ends his run on GREEN ARROW with a bang! Truth be told, it's going to be a whole lotta' bangs. Smith never has ceased to amaze and surprise readers during his run on Green Arrow. He's taken Oliver Queen from Hell's gates to Heaven's fields in the "Quiver" storyline. He's shed new light on the underbelly of Star City and unfinished parts of Ollie's life. With this landmark fifteenth issue, Kevin Smith bids farewell to the hero he helped bring back from the dead. Note: This issue is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

GREEN LANTERN #151
Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Jim Lee


In stores June 12. The future of all Green Lanterns begins here! In the aftermath of the "Hand of God" storyline, we find a Green Lantern with a new outlook on his duties, as well as new tricks up his sleeve. There's not going to be any rest for anyone, however, as an infectious madness without rhyme or reason grabs hold of New York City, starting with one of Earth's former Green Lanterns!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the GREEN LANTERN: KYLE RAYNER POWER RING PROP, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox; art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella, Frank Giacoia, and Sid Greene; cover by Kane


In stores June 26. The continuing adventures of the Silver Age Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, are re-presented in this collection reprinting GREEN LANTERN Vol. 1 #22-29, and featuring a foreword by former DC editor Jack C. Harris. Volume Four finds the Emerald Gladiator doing battle with the Tattooed Man, Sonar, Star Sapphire, the Shark and other extraordinary foes. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 216 pg. Hardcover $49.95

GREEN LANTERN: BRIGHTEST DAY/BLACKEST NIGHT
Written by Steven T. Seagle; painted art and cover by John K. Snyder III


In stores June 19. A classic tale of the original Emerald Gladiator is told in this lavishly painted one-shot! When a planeload of mysterious foreigners carrying a secret weapon is forced to land in the wilds of Gotham City's Slaughter Swamp, radio announcer Alan Scott springs into action as Green Lantern! But the rescue attempt is thwarted by a malevolent brute Scott has never seen before: the murderous man-monster known only as Solomon Grundy. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #7
Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and painted cover by Ariel Olivetti


In stores June 19. The ultra-powerful Ivas takes on the Havenite heroes of the Alliance! What is the connection between the villainous Ivas and the heroic Valadin? And how will the Alliance recover from the revelation that one of their own members is in the thrall of Anathema?


FC, 32 pg. (7 of 9) $2.50

HAWKMAN #4
Written by James Robinson and Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson


In stores June 5. What could be worse than being trapped in a savage warworld in a dimension created by the god of death? Try being chained and tortured as a slave in these "Battlelands!" The only hope for Hawkman's freedom is the aid of the Shadow Thief and Carter's own mastery of will. Yet, what good is freedom if it only leads into a bigger cage? Meanwhile, Hawkgirl learns a lesson from Tigress and her crossbow. Will she get the point?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

IMPULSE #87
Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Greg Adams; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher


In stores June 12. Impulse is still the most powerful hero in the DC Universe, and, not letting an opportunity escape him, he's using that enormous power recklessly, transforming everything he surveys into his own warped adolescent perspective of life!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

b>JLA #67
Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen


In stores June 26. Human sacrifice just doesn't sit well with Batman - or the rest of the JLA, for that matter! And when two mysterious ancient champions lay waste to a Florida amusement park, the World's Greatest Super-Heroes hit them hard! But the two brutal war-chiefs are much tougher than they seem, and as Green Lantern falls, it's a desperate struggle for the rest of the heroes to stay alive! This issue sets many story elements in motion, paving the way for this summer's bi-weekly JLA mega-event "The Obsidian Age." Keep watching the skies…and the seas!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the JLA FIRST APPEARANCE (THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28) GIFT SET and the JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: HAWKGIRL MAQUETTE, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

JLA: DESTINY #1
Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tom Mandrake


ELSEWORLDS. In stores June 5. In a world without Batman or Superman, the super-criminals have become less afraid, more confident, better organized, and more focused. A different kind of Justice League of America has formed with new heroes, but they are barely able to keep pace with the new villains and their endless campaign of terror. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format (1 of 4) $5.95

JSA #37
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk, Peter Snejbjerg and Keith Champagne; cover by Christian Alamy


In stores June 19. An extra-sized issue features the dramatic conclusion to the 5-part "Stealing Thunder!" Johnny Thunder has caught the wrong end of a Marvel-ous fury, and the world must cope with the repercussions of Ultra-Humanite's mad dream. The JSA learns the hard way that to stop the Ultra-Humanite, the ultimate price must be paid. Plus, an 8-page backup story starring the new Crimson Avenger, drawn by Peter Snejbjerg (STARMAN)!


FC, 40 pg. $3.50

JSA: DARKNESS FALLS TP
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Stephen Sadowski, Michael Bair, Buzz, Marcos Martin, and Keith Champagne; cover by Sadowski and Mark Farmer


In stores June 12. The JSA is called upon once again to save the planet from malevolent forces that threaten the very fiber of the universe! But this time it's personal, as the foe they are fighting is a darkness-consumed Obsidian - son of Alan Scott, Sentinel. If that weren't enough, they must also confront the return of the Injustice Society and face the time-shattering threat of Extant! This trade paperback reprints JSA #6-15. For more information, see the feature article. Note: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


FC, 232 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

JSA: JUSTICE BE DONE TP - relist
Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Stephen Sadowski, Scott Benefiel, Derec Aucoin, Michael Bair, and Mark Propst; cover by Sadowski and Mark Farmer


In stores June 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JSA: DARKNESS FALLS, this trade paperback collects the first five issues of the hit JSA series plus the lead story from JSA SECRET FILES #1. A new era dawns for the original super-team as they battle the current-day Mordru, and bear witness to the rebirth of a JSA member.


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE CREATING THE DC UNIVERSE BOOK ONE TP
Written by Stan Lee with Michael Uslan; art by Joe Kubert, Jim Lee, John Buscema, Dave Gibbons, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Gene Colan, Kyle Baker, Jos Luis Garci-Lopez, Adam Hughes, Scott Williams, Dick Giordano, and Tom Palmer; cover by Stuart Immonen


In stores June 26. Living legend Stan Lee joins with some of comics' greatest artists to create original characters based on the names of classic DC characters! This first of three volumes collecting Lee's one-of-a-kind one-shots reprints JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOE KUBERT CREATING BATMAN, JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JIM LEE CREATING WONDER WOMAN, JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH JOHN BUSCEMA CREATING SUPERMAN, JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH DAVE GIBBONS CREATING GREEN LANTERN, and five Profile Pages from JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE… SECRET FILES #1! Also included is a gallery of sketches and "behind-the-scenes" material. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH WALTER SIMONSON CREATING SANDMAN
Written by Stan Lee (lead story) and Michael Uslan (backup); art by Walter Simonson (lead) and Richard Corben (backup); covers by Simonson (front) and Adam Hughes (back)


In stores June 12. The penultimate JUST IMAGINE… one-shot introduces an incredible new hero, courtesy of living legend Stan Lee and artist Walter Simonson (ORION, Thor)! When Earth is menaced by a "coma plague" dooming humanity to eternal sleep, only the newly chosen hero of the Dream Realm - the Sandman - can offer any hope. But will astronaut Larry Wilton be up to the challenge? Plus, an "On the Street" backup illustrated by Richard Corben. For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #8
Written by Mike W. Barr; art and cover by Min S. Ku and Rob Leigh


In stores June 5. When the League learns that there's a giant creature using the moon as a giant monster incubator, they do everything in their power to keep things stable. But as the gargantuan beast starts to hatch, the very Earth itself is threatened with certain doom! And when a stormy old foe uses the opportunity to create chaos, the Justice League finds themselves buffeted by the howling winds of fate!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LAB RATS #3
Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne


In stores June 5. One of the students has already been killed during a "vacation" to a fairy-tale-themed amusement park, but the troubles are just beginning for the Rats. The secrets behind this strange place - one teeming with bio-engineered threats not limited to living, breathing dragons - may cost even more lives as our heroes try to shut it down for good!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE LEGION #9
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Stephen DeStefano; cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning


In stores June 26. Apparition is en route to Earth to reunite with long-lost husband Ultra Boy and introduce him to the baby son he's never met. Unfortunately, the spacecraft she's traveling in has gone on the fritz, she uncovers a mystery that means imminent trouble for the Legion and Earth, and travel companion-turned-babysitter Timber Wolf finds bringing up this baby is more than he bargained for!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE POWER COMPANY #5
Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins; cover by Grummett and Michael Bair


In stores June 12. Manhunter faces a death sentence, as he's stalked through the rooftops and alleyways of Chinatown by assassins from his past. Skyrocket clashes with a classic Green Lantern foe with a score to settle against her. Meanwhile, the rest of the world's foremost professional super-hero firm takes care of business, as Josiah Power and Striker Z woo a potential new client, and Bork and Sapphire…go apartment hunting?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE SPECTRE #18
Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by Ryan Sook


In stores June 5. While Hal Jordan struggles with his new cosmic nanny, Materna Minx, his ghostly friend and mentor Abin Sur has crazy problems of his own. Namely, his ex-lover from planet Ungara is planning on having his reincarnated spirit as a baby. But while the Spectre tracks down the missing Abin Sur, Materna gives Helen a magical mystery tour...to the core of the sun itself! Plus, the return of a very, very dreadful villain...and the diabolical Monsieur Stigmonus!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUICIDE SQUAD #10
Written by Keith Giffen; art by Paco Medina, John Severin and Joe Sanchez; cover by Mark Texiera


In stores June 12. Get ready to go back in time, with a flashback sequence illustrated by the legendary John Severin! Rock recounts his brush with time travel as the mystery of Rock's and Bulldozer's aging (or lack thereof) begins to unravel. Guest-stars include folks that you'd never think you'd see again! Rick Flagg and Rip Hunter make easy company in a war that time forgot.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

SUPER FRIENDS! TP - relist
Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, Alex Toth and Kurt Schaffenberger; art by Ramona Fradon, Alex Toth, Ric Estrada, Bob Smith, Joe Orlando, Vince Colletta; cover by Alex Ross


In stores June 26. Superman! Batman! Wonder Woman! Aquaman! The Wonder Twins! Wendy! Marvin! Wonder Dog! They are the Super Friends, and the comic-book version of the classic cartoon show is spotlighted in this trade paperback - featuring a painted cover by Alex Ross, reprinting SUPER FRIENDS #1, 6-9, 14, 21, 27, and LIMITED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #C-41.


FC, 176 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

THE TITANS #42
Written by Tom Peyer; art by Barry Kitson and Rich Faber; cover by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez


In stores June 19. New regular writer Tom Peyer (THE AUTHORITY) joins the book just in time to take the Titans on a journey to another dimension! It's a dimension where chemicals control the lives of a planet's populace, and the help of the Titans is desperately needed to wean them from a decades-long addiction. It's a very different type of Titans story - and the beginning of a new direction for the group.


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

WONDER WOMAN #182
Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Roy Allan Martinez, Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Jimenez and Jos Villarrubia


In stores June 26. Wonder Woman and Trevor Barnes, along with the armies of Skartaris, storm the city of Shamballa to free this lost world from the tyranny of Villainy, Inc.! Meanwhile, will Wonder Girl finally confront her father? Plus, the continuing back-up adventures of Troia and Fury, illustrated by Phil Jimenez!


FC, 32 pg. $2.25

Look for the WONDER WOMAN ORNAMENTS BOX SET and an appearance by Wonder Woman in SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #127, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.

WONDER WOMAN: THE HIKETEIA HC
Written by Greg Rucka; art by J.G. Jones and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by Jones


In stores June 19. Wonder Woman faces off against her JLA-companion Batman in this thrilling hardcover by Greg Rucka, J.G. Jones & Wade Von Grawbadger! An ancient, long-forgotten ritual bonds Diana to a young lady from Gotham City with a deeply troubled past. Worse yet, Wonder Woman is trapped into the role of her teacher and protector, and soon discovers that she also must stand between her student and the earthly justice that the Dark Knight so rightly seeks. For more information, see the feature article. Note: A softcover edition will not be offered with an in-store date earlier than December, 2002.


FC, 96 pg. Hardcover $24.95

YOUNG JUSTICE #46
Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker;


In stores June 5. It's election day at Young Justice Headquarters! And the new leader of the team has been decided by YOUNG JUSTICE readers! Will it be Robin, Wonder Girl, Superboy, the Ray, or someone else entirely? And will this leader cause the team to lose its sanity?


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE

CITY PEOPLE NOTEBOOK SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Will Eisner


In stores June 19. In this reoffered graphic album, legendary writer/artist Will Eisner examines three facets of city living: time, space and smell. Eisner brings to his task a lifetime of memories, encounters and experiences, and shares it with consummate skill.


FC, 88 pg. Softcover $9.95

DEXTER'S LABORATORY #30
Written by Robbie Busch; art by Stephen DeStefano; cover by Bill Wray


In stores June 26. Featuring the amazing art of Stephen DeStefano (BIZARRO COMICS)! When Dee-Dee ties a priiitty ribbon to Dexter's weather balloon, he mistakenly thinks a Great Flood is about to take place - and sets out to save all the animals of the world in "Dexter's Ark!"


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

LOONEY TUNES #91
Written by Sholly Fisch, Earl Kress, Craig Boldman, and James Denning; art by Walter Carzon, Horacio Ottolini, Leo Batic, David Alvarez, Neal Sternecky, John Beatty, and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Carzon and Ruben Torreiro


In stores June 5. Bugs plays fairy godmother to Elmer, Porky has a pest problem, and Coyote tries to catch Roadrunner by promising him movie stardom. The results are, of course, a non-stop horror flick for Wile E.!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #28
Written by Ian Boothby, Jennifer Moore, Sean Carolan; art and cover by Phil Moy


In stores June 19. It's a day in the life of the Girls' nemesis, Princess, as they repeatedly foil her attempts to be the boss of everything! Plus, a researcher who wants to study the habits of the North American Super-Hero makes crimefighting impossible for the Girls!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

SCOOBY-DOO #61
Written John Rozum and Frank Strom; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini and Vincent Deporter; cover by Scott Neely and Dave Hunt


In stores June 12. "The Dragon's Eye" continues! This issue comes out just in time for the Scooby-Doo movie, scheduled to open on June 14th! Racing around the world to gather all the fragments of a legendary jewel called the Dragon's Eye, Scooby and the gang face a folkloric monster in Rome. Plus, find out why a blind date with Freddy is always guaranteed to go monstrously wrong!


FC, 32 pg. $1.99

SCOOBY-DOO SUPER SCAREFEST #1
Written by Dan Abnett, Rurik Tyler, Chuck Kim, and Terrance Griep; art by Joe Staton, Dave Hunt, Vincent Deporter, and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Scott Neely and Dave Hunt


In stores June 26. It's that time of the year when we'll all yell for our "Mummies" as Scooby and the Gang face show business' creepiest Mummy in "It's a Wrap." And all of the wrestle-maniacs will love "Phantom of the Wrestling Ring!" as Shaggy and Scooby bulk up for some bone-crushing action. That's right, this year's Scooby Special is back with some of the best tales ever reprinted from the monthly comic, including "Dog Gone Ghost," "Ghost in the Machina" and "The Phantom of the Mosh Pit!"


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

SCOOBY-DOO SPOOKY SUMMER SPECIAL #1 - relist
Written by Rurik Tyler, John Rozum and Joe Edkin; art by Joe Staton and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Staton


In stores June 26. They're heeeere…for a reoffering of SCOOBY-DOO's greatest hits reprinting classic Scooby tales! Relive the classic 3-part tale "One Night in Roswell," where the Mystery Inc. gang has a close encounter of the scared kind. Plus, in "The Curse of Wrangler Field," see why they say baseball has gone to the…hogs?! And find the shaggiest Shaggy ever in "Three Shears for Shaggy!" Retailers please note: Quantities are limited. Orders may be allocated.


FC, 64 pg. $3.95

WILDSTORM

BLACK SUN #1
Written by Marc Andreyko; art and cover by Trevor Scott


In stores June 19. A new miniseries, featuring a character first introduced in THE ESTABLISHMENT, begins! While investigating a bizarre waterfront crime, hotshot police detective Maggie Sun discovers a centuries-old hellish plot that's about to be unleashed by the Demon Lord Azuras. With the help of a mystical black zhenzhu (pearl), Maggie alone has the power to battle Azuras and his demon minions. But does the answer to defeating Azuras lie in her own family's dark past? For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 32 pg. (1 of 6) $2.95

THE ESTABLISHMENT #10
Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard


In stores June 19. The Establishment manages to drive the demon-god embryos back into Deadspace, but not without the loss of yet another team member. While their numbers dwindle, ex-gangster Charlie Arrows finds himself recruited into the enigmatic Dr. Orwell's own line-up of the weird and wonderful. Their first task: a jailbreak to spring Lorenzo, the near-human former husband of Jenny Sparks!


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

EVERQUEST: TRANSFORMATION
Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Philip S. Tan and Gary Mayoralgo; cover by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend


In stores June 26. A brand-new story based on Sony Online Entertainment's award-winning EverQuest - the most successful online fantasy role-playing game ever! It's a perilous adventure in which a Dark Elf warrior and an unusual band of misfits must find a lost piece of mystical armor. Can this motley crew survive the dangers of Norrath to claim its prize? Or will they succumb to death's cold embrace? For more information, see the feature article.
FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

EVERQUEST: THE RUINS OF KUNARK - relist
Written by Jim Lee and Brad McQuaid; art by Lee and Dan Norton; cover by Lee


In stores June 26. Reoffered to coincide with the release of EVERQUEST: TRANSFORMATION. Journey to the land of Kunark alongside High Elven Princess Firiona Vie, as she and her comrades-in-arms must stop an unholy alliance. The great Elven Armies stand ready to defend the realm. But will they be enough to vanquish the rising darkness that threatens all of Norrath?


FC, 48 pg. Prestige Format $5.95

HIGH ROADS #3
Written by Scott Lobdell; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores June 5. After Sloan explains how she came by the location of Hitler's most prized hidden treasure, she reluctantly joins forces with U.S. Army soldier Nic Highroad - and the undersized British actor with the outsized ego, Sir Arthur Bombridge - on a train bound for the German border. It's official: These three erstwhile allies are going to take advantage of the dying days of World War II to steal "Morpheus' Necklace" out from under the little mustache of the world's most hated man!


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 6) $2.95

OUT THERE #12
Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope


CLIFFHANGER PRODUCTIONS. In stores June 26. The conclusion to the 6-part "The Road to El Dorado" comes in the most unexpected way! Issue #12 brings the teens and their mentors into direct conflict with Draedalus and his evil minions. Join us as we unveil the shocking fate of El Dorado City, as the teens have a potentially deadly reunion with…their families?


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

RESIDENT EVIL: CODENAME VERONICA VOL. 1 TP
Written by Lee Chung Hing; translated by Ted Adams and Kris Oprisko; art and cover by Hui King Sum


In stores June 12. The Hong Kong Resident Evil comics are translated for the first time into English! After barely surviving her experience in Raccoon City, Claire Redfield searches for clues that will help her learn the whereabouts of her missing brother, Chris. To her horror, she discovers the evil Umbrella Corporation has headquarters outside of Raccoon City. Flesh-eating zombies, monstrous beasts and strange mutations are spreading around the globe. While she searches for her brother, Claire begins to uncover the details behind the bio-tech conspiracy. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS


FC, 144 pg. Trade Paperback $14.95

ROBO DOJO #5
Written by Marv Wolfman, J. Torres and Conor Libby; art by Greg Lane, Dario Brizuela and Vince Russell; cover by Michael Golden


In stores June 12. Robojin revolt! Can Team Alpha reclaim Robo Dojo from the Techno Council's army of killer robojin? If technology is the best weapon, they may just have a chance! And has the team found the real traitor, or does one of their own stand wrongly accused? Plus, a brand new NANOBOTZ adventure!


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.95

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS

GREYSHIRT: INDIGO SUNSET #6 (of 6)
Written by Rick Veitch; art by Veitch and Frank Cho; cover by Veitch


In stores June 5. This issue: Greyshirt escapes a moldy grave! When captured by Black Jack Hawkins - Scourge of Crater Bay - Greyshirt must flee for his life before the denizens of Old Moldy get him. Will the buccaneers be as lucky? Stay tuned for the final revelation in the Franky and Johnny saga...and the role the Lure has played in Indigo history. You won't want to miss the wrap-up in the Sunset, featuring guest-art by Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows)!


FC, 32 pg. (No Ads) $3.50

PROMETHEA #21
Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray


In stores June 26. Promethea and Barbara reach the highest female level on the Tree of Life, a black sphere called Binah. Here Sophie learns something important about her nature, and the nature of Promethea. Meanwhile, back on Earth, an old favorite makes an unexpected return!


FC, 32 pg. $2.95

VERTIGO

100% #1
Written and illustrated by Paul Pope; cover by Pope


In stores June 12. Writer/artist Paul Pope returns to VERTIGO with a new 5-issue miniseries. 100% follows the romantic exploits of three couples in neo-Manhattan. Ensconced in the underbelly of futuristic boxing, hardcore performance art and underworld crime, the passionate 20-something characters experience sex, love and entertainment - and their unsettling repercussions - at 100% impact. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS


B&W, 48 pg. (1 of 5) $5.95

HEAVY LIQUID TP - relist
Written and illustrated by Paul Pope; cover by Pope


In stores June 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of 100% #1, Paul Pope's hypnotically compelling, Eisner-nominated miniseries - with art that features eclectic designs and striking 2-color separations - is collected in this stylish trade paperback. Set in an unforgettable sci-fi Manhattan, this post-modern mystery centers on "S," a man addicted to "heavy liquid," a substance that is both a drug and an artform.


MATURE READERS


2C, 240 pg. Trade Paperback $29.95

100 BULLETS #37
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores June 26. "On Accidental Purpose" begins a string of six standalone stories, each one focusing on one of the major faces of 100 BULLETS through the eyes of Mr. Shepherd. What is Sheperd's relationship with Agent Graves? Is he friend, foe - or possibly both? This issue zeroes in on Dizzy Cordova and the impact Agent Graves has had on her life. The question remains: Is Dizzy a minor pawn or a major player?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

100 BULLETS: A FOREGONE TOMORROW TP
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso, Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, J.G. Jones, Paul Pope, Tim Bradstreet, Lee Bermejo, Joe Jusko, Jordi Bernet, and Mark Chiarello; painted cover by Dave Johnson


In stores June 19. The fourth collection of the critically-acclaimed VERTIGO series by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso is here. The story of Agent Graves, Mr. Shepherd, and the mysterious Minutemen continues in this volume reprinting 100 BULLETS #20-30. More light is shed on the history of the Minutemen and the organization that created them, what is planned for their future, and the conflict between Graves and the Trust that lies at the heart of everything. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS


FC, 264 pg. Trade Paperback $17.95

100 BULLETS: HANG UP ON THE HANG LOW TP - relist
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; cover by Dave Johnson and Risso


In stores June 19. Reoffered to coincide with the release of 100 BULLETS: A FOREGONE TOMORROW, the shadowy and dangerous world of 100 BULLETS pulls another life into its web of intrigue in this third trade paperback collection, reprinting issues #15-19 of this modern noir classic. Back to the gritty streets of the inner city, the mysterious Agent Graves hands a young man called Loop one of his "special" briefcases, and things only get worse from there.


MATURE READERS


FC, 128 pg. Trade Paperback $9.95

AMERICAN CENTURY #16
Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Luke Ross and John Stokes; painted cover by Glen Orbik


In stores June 19. "An American in Paris," Part 3 of 3. The merde hits the fan, as Harry Kraft double-crosses his new friends, and copies of the stolen paintings explode onto the Paris art scene. Buddy has a fall from grace, Mendes gets a pain in the butt, and Angelique shows her true colors. For Harry, things will never be the Seine.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #14
Written by Robert Rodi; art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; variant covers by J. Scott Campbell and Jim Lee


In stores June 26. She's a sexy secret agent with ties to two opposing agencies; her partner's a fast-talking gay whiz kid. Angela Devlin and Go-Go Fiasco, right? Wrong! We're talking Britain's top espionage team, Divinita Beastly and Ravish Kinkimanboi. Will they become our heroes' allies…or their replacements? Find out in this standalone issue! For more information, see the feature article. This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be comprised of covers by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope (50%) and J. Scott Campbell (50%).


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE CRUSADES #16
Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Aron Wiesenfeld


In stores June 5. Engulfed in flames, Venus valiantly fights her way out of the church and brings Father Trinidad to safety. As the bloody "Ash Wednesday" killings continue, Detective Petronas is on the case, but it's Venus who's just two steps behind this ghastly, moral crusader. And as she nurses the still-mysterious Knight back to health, a burgeoning passion develops. Meanwhile, ex-boyfriend shock-jock Anton's Hollywood dreams are about to go bust.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

FABLES #2
Written by Bill Willingham; art by Lan Medina and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean


In stores June 12. VERTIGO's newest ongoing series continues. Bigby Wolf, Fabletown's one-man police force, interrogates some shady suspects for Rose Red's probable murder - including Bluebeard, a known ladykiller…literally. Snow White reveals the salacious act that destroyed not only her marriage but her relationship with her sister. And penniless philanderer Prince Charming decides to sell his royal title over the internet.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

THE FILTH #1
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura


In stores June 5. Grant Morrison's new, top-secret series for VERTIGO is here. Get ready for the heady brew of psychedelia that you've come to crave from the fan-favorite writer of New X-Men. Prosthetically-outfitted dolphins in scuba gear, a hard-smoking chimpanzee who dresses like a guard at the Kremlin and some cryptic pronouncements that something sneaky is going on right under our very noses is just the beginning of the world-class weirdness to come. For more information (but not much more), see the feature article.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (1 of 13) $2.95

THE INVISIBLES: KISSING MISTER QUIMPER TP - relist
Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston, Ivan Reis and various; cover by Brian Bolland


In stores June 5. Reoffered to coincide with THE FILTH #1, this VERTIGO trade paperback collects THE INVISIBLES Vol. 2 #14-22. Featuring stories by THE FILTH creative team of Grant Morrison and Chris Weston, KISSING MISTER QUIMPER offers a most tantalizing peek into the secret conspiracies that rule the world.


MATURE READERS


FC, 224 pg. Trade Paperback $19.95

HELLBLAZER #175
Written by Mike Carey; art by Steve Dillon; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet


In stores June 26. New writer Mike Carey (LUCIFER) opens his run with a 2-part tale guest-illustrated by Steve Dillon (PREACHER). After his epic journey through the American heartland, John Constantine is coming home to England. Believed to be dead, Constantine needs to set the record straight with the last surviving members of his family. But there's a killer on the loose… For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #12
Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Jon Foster


In stores June 12. Nick has to be out of town for a day, so Tim has offered to mind the bookshop, expecting a quiet, relaxing day. After all, how hard can running a shop be? With an information elemental stalking the stacks, the answer is: very hard. Plus, the return of an old, but favored, character.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

JONNY DOUBLE TP
Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Mark Chiarello


In stores June 5. Collecting the noir VERTIGO miniseries by the team behind the critically-acclaimed 100 BULLETS. Jonny Double is a down-on-his-luck San Francisco P.I. who knows he's way past his prime. Desperate for rent money, he agrees to keep tabs on a rich man's wayward 20-something daughter, Faith. But Faith has other plans, and draws Jonny and others into a tangled scheme that quickly goes sour. Now their gang is hunted by unknown killers and threatened by betrayal from within. For more information, see the feature article.
MATURE READERS


FC, 104 pg. Trade Paperback $12.95

LUCIFER #27
Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller


In stores June 19. The conclusion of the 3-part "Purgatorio," featuring Death of the Endless. The powers that would rule Lucifer's cosmos come together in a final apocalyptic battle, in which old debts will be repaid and ancient grudges settled. But it may be that the fate of the world, and of the Morningstar, will be determined in a more subtle and dangerous conflict when a familiar adversary decides to turn the tables…on herself.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

MIDNIGHT, MASS #3
Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus Sas and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka


In stores June 19. VERTIGO's new horror, fantasy, romance, mystery miniseries continues. Alone in the middle of a deserted farm no one can hear you scream. Even if they did, they couldn't help you against this. Julia and Adam Kadmon's most dangerous adventure draws to a close. But will they live through it?


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (3 of 8) $2.50

THE SANDMAN #1 (MILLENNIUM EDITION) - relist
Written by Neil Gaiman; art by Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg; painted cover by Dave McKean


In stores June 12. Reoffered to coincide with the release of JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE WITH WALTER SIMONSON CREATING SANDMAN, this special Millennium Edition reprints the classic first issue of THE SANDMAN (January, 1989) by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth & Mike Dringenberg.


MATURE READERS


FC, 48 pg $2.95

S.C.I.-SPY #5
Written by Doug Moench; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy


In stores June 5. The action heats up as Sebastian Starchild and Isis Nile return to Earth only to find a ruined planet and the aliens who inhabit it ready to invade their homeworld, the Arcturus System. To make matters worse, they're forced to team up with their enemy Shadow Black to stop the invasion.


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. (5 of 6) $2.50

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #57
Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Gene Ha


In stores June 12. Police and troops are committing atrocities on direct order from a White House under siege. The City looks to be on course for a riot, and the only person who could possibly stop it all is the President - or, at least, the removal of the President. And who could drag him into the light? Spider Jerusalem could, but he's hunted in his own City, suffering continual mental damage, and rapidly being cut away from anything he can use to bring down the Smiler...


MATURE READERS


FC, 32 pg. $2.50

PARADOX PRESS

STUCK RUBBER BABY SC - relist
Written and illustrated by Howard Cruse


In stores June 5. One of the most important graphic novels to come out in the last decade, STUCK RUBBER BABY is reoffered to allow new readers a chance to experience this deeply personal and passionate work by legendary cartoonist Howard Cruse. Winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album, and was named "Critics Choice" at the Alph-Art Awards Ceremony at Angoulme.


MATURE READERS


B&W, 224 pg. (6 1/2" x 9") $14.95

MAD

MAD MAGAZINE #419
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores June 5. As we look back on our lives, we remember the good times and the bad, life's little setbacks and occasional victories. But all that looking back can blind you to the glories that just might be (unlikely as it seems) around the next corner. We suggest you live in the present. And to make the present more palatable, we recommend our newest laugh-jammed issue.


FC/B&W, 48 pg. Magazine Format $3.50

MAD XL #16
Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots


In stores June 12. More Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, a Readers' Choice poll winner, a MAD Moldy Oldie, and a special creator of the month highlight this summer fun issue!


B&W, 96 pg. Magazine Format $4.99

DC DIRECT

SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE - relist
In stores June 26. Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO POWER RING PROP. With an evil grin and his yellow Power Ring from the Weaponers of Qward, Sinestro turned against the Guardians of the Universe and more than once almost succeeded in destroying the Green Lantern Corps. Sinestro stands approximately 6.375" tall and features multiple points of articulation. Also included is a one-size-fits-all replica of his yellow Power Ring. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. Note: Quantities are limited. Allocations may occur.


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Retailers, please note: Unless otherwise specified, the following items are manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final products may differ from images shown. These items are advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for June-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews.

BATMOBILE REPLICA: 1950s EDITION
Advance-solicited; in stores September 4. Buckle yourself in and get ready to hit the road with this 1950s-style replica of the Batmobile - the first in a series of vehicle props! This finely crafted cold-cast porcelain, hand-painted replica brings to life one of the most famous vehicles in comics, the sleek Batmobile - as driven by Batman and Robin in the '50s. The Batmobile measures approximately 11" long x 3 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide, on a base measuring 9" deep x 12 1/2" long x 2" high, and is set on an art-deco-themed base. The Batmobile features light-up headlights, taillights and the eyes of the Bat-emblem on the front of the vehicle, and is removable from its base, but does not have rolling wheels. The light-up feature works only when the vehicle is on the base, using an "on/off" switch and 30-second timer. Also included is a 3 1/2" x 5" Batmobile "title" document and a 16" x 22" blueprint of the Batmobile. Packaged with batteries in a 4-color box.


FC, Vehicle Replica $195.00

CLASSIC JOKER MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


Advance-solicited; in stores September 11. What're you laughing at? The maniacal Clown Prince of Crime from the Golden Age of Comics is the next entry in DC Direct's continuing series of Mini-Busts starring the heroes and villains of the DC Universe. Now the Joker, Batman's deadliest nemesis, stands poised to take some of the air out of the Dark Knight in the CLASSIC JOKER MINI-BUST. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue stands approximately 5 1/2" tall. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Mini-Bust $45.00

COMET THE SUPER-HORSE SOFT TOY
Advance-solicited; in stores October 16. Comet the Super-Horse, friend and ally of the Silver Age Supergirl, comes to plush life as a soft toy. This heroic white steed, magically endowed with super powers, joins the soft toy ranks of the other super-pets, including Krypto the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Ace the Bat-Hound, and Beppo the Super-Monkey. Comet stands approximately 7" long and 7" tall and features a harness, "S"-shield chest emblem and cape. His facial features, horse shoes and the 1" comet-shaped birthmark on the center of his back are embroidered. Packaged in a 4-color window box.


FC, Soft Toy $14.95

ENEMY ACE DELUXE ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. Baron Hans Von Hammer, perhaps the greatest pilot of the First World War...a hero of Germany who, to the Allied forces, was the most dreaded Enemy Ace. Aboard his crimson Fokker DR-1 Triplane with its twin Spandau machine guns, he ruled the "killer skies" of war. The Enemy Ace Action Figure stands approximately 6 1/4" tall without his helmet and comes packaged with Black Wolf, his companion from the woods around his ancestral home. The great Black Wolf is 2" tall and 4" long. This deluxe set also includes a 3" long replica of his Fokker DR-1. Packaged in a 4-color window box, this figure is scheduled to be released at the same time as the ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC, offered elsewhere in the DC section of Previews.


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GREEN LANTERN KYLE RAYNER POWER RING PROP
Sculpted by Sam Greenwell


Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. The series of GREEN LANTERN POWER RING PROPS concludes with the current Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner. Entrusted with the only surviving Power Ring from the once mighty Green Lantern Corps, Kyle Rayner never thought of himself as a super-hero. But the young cartoonist has grown into his role, his accomplishments threatening to eclipse those of any of his predecessors! Kyle Rayner's ring is faithfully recreated in green-coated metal, set in a base against a fully sculpted, cold-cast porcelain bust of the hero himself, standing approximately 5" tall on a 3 1/2" diameter base. The ring is removable from the base but is not intended to be worn. Packaged in a 4-color box.


FC, Prop $89.95

JLA FIRST APPEARANCE (THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28) GIFT SET
Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28 introduced the world to the Justice League of America, currently seen in DC's top-selling JLA series and the hit Justice League cartoon on TV. Now, in celebration of the continued popularity of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, comes this fabulous Gift Set, featuring action figures of the classic Silver Age versions of the JLA founding members: Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman. Each of these figures was previously released either singly or in a Deluxe Figure Set and some are repainted to reflect the time period of THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28 cover. The set includes a base for each figure and a special full-size 32-page comic book reprint of THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #28. Packaged in a 4-color window box. Retailers please note: These figures were previously released to the comic-book specialty market either as singles or part of a Deluxe Figure Set. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic book specialty market.


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JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: HAWKGIRL MAQUETTE
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


Advance-solicited; in stores September 18. The mighty Hawkgirl takes flight as the next in line of DC Direct's cold-cast porcelain maquettes featuring the members of the Justice League as they appear in the exciting new WB Animation series on Cartoon Network. Standing approximately 8 1/2" tall x 3 3/4" wide, Hawkgirl joins the other members of the League as maquettes: Superman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern John Stewart! Maquettes are statues based on models designed for the series and are usually produced for the artists and animators as the definitive models on which to base their drawings and products. Now these special maquettes are being made available to fans! Collect them all! Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers please note: This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


FC, Maquette $89.95

SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. From the hit series on The WB come the stars of Smallville - now beautifully-sculpted action figures from DC Direct! Clark Kent (played by actor Tom Welling on the show), stands approximately 6 3/8" tall, has 7 points of articulation and thermal chromatic hands that change color. Clark comes with a removable backpack, a 1 1/4" block of Kryptonite and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: The SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE is intended for individual sale to consumers, but is packaged together with the SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE and the SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE in an assortment. Consult your retailer order form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


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SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. Clark's secret love, Lana Lang (played by actress Kristin Kreuk), is now an action figure from DC Direct! Standing approximately 5 3/4" tall with 11 points of articulation, Lana comes with two pompoms that the figure can hold, a synthetic jewel Kryptonite replica of her necklace on a 18" chain that fans can wear, and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: The SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE is intended for individual sale to consumers, but is packaged together with the SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE and the SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE in an assortment. Consult your retailer order form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


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SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE
Advance-solicited; in stores October 2. Lex Luthor (played by actor Michael Rosenbaum), is the charismatic character from Smallville who's up to no good. Now an action figure from DC Direct, Lex stands approximately 6 1/8" tall with 7 points of articulation, and comes with a hinged laptop computer emblazoned with the LuthorCorp logo, a LuthorCorp annual report, and a collectible trading card from Inkworks featuring a photo of the character. Packaged in a 4-color blister pack. For more information, see the feature article. Retailers please note: The SMALLVILLE: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE is intended for individual sale to consumers, but is packaged together with the SMALLVILLE: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE and the SMALLVILLE: LANA LANG ACTION FIGURE in an assortment. Consult your retailer order form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


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WONDER WOMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET
Advance-solicited; in stores October 30. New for 2002, Wonder Woman joins fellow JLA members Superman and Batman with her own holiday decorations, featuring two breathtaking resin ornaments. The first, as beautiful and graceful as an angel, is the Amazon Princess herself (measuring approximately 4 1/4" long) - a warrior for peace and a reminder of the true spirit of the holiday season. The other is Wonder Woman's famous double-W insignia (measuring approximately 1" high x 2 3/4" long). Packaged in a 4-color window box. Retailers please note: This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


FC, Ornaments Set (2 pcs.) $24.95

BATMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET
Advance-solicited; in stores October 30. Leaping into the Christmas season, the Dark Knight returns with a holiday ornaments boxed set, re-packaged and updated for 2002! This set features two stunning resin ornaments, the first a powerful portrayal of the Caped Crusader (measuring approximately 3 1/2" long) and the other the universally recognized black-and-yellow Bat-symbol (measuring approximately 2 5/8" wide). For the night before Christmas, at least, you'll know just where to find Batman. Packaged in a 4-color window box. Retailers please note: This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


FC, Ornaments Set (2 pcs.) $24.95

SUPERMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET
Advance-solicited; in stores October 30. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as DC Direct re-packages its first Superman holiday ornament set for 2002! This updated and re-released version of last year's handsome resin ornament set contains two distinctive pieces - one featuring the figure of Superman in flight (measuring approximately 3 1/2" long) and the other the iconic "S"-shield logo in its traditional red-and-yellow colors (measuring approximately 2 5/8" wide). And in this case, the "S" doesn't stand for Santa! Packaged in a 4-color window box. Retailers please note: This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


FC, Ornaments Set (2 pcs.) $24.95

SUPERMAN #14 STATUE
Sculpted by James Shoop; based on art by Fred Ray


Pre-solicited; in stores October 9. As inspirational a nod to patriotism now as it was in 1942 on the eve of World War II, the well known cover to SUPERMAN #14 (January-February, 1942) still holds the power to stir hearts around the world. Now DC Direct brings this inspirational image of the Man of Steel to life as the SUPERMAN #14 STATUE. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue stands approximately 8 3/4" tall (including base), 7" at the widest point and 5" deep. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The SUPERMAN #14 STATUE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. This item is pre-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for July-released product, solicited in next month's issue of Previews.


FC, Statue $149.95

 
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