DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping August, 2007

Mon, May 21st, 2007 at 12:00am PDT

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DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

COUNTDOWN 39-35
Story by Paul Dini


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


39 script by Sean McKeever; art by J. Calafiore


38 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saiz


37 script by Adam Beechen; art by David Lopez


36 script by Tony Bedard; art by J. Calafiore


35 script by Sean McKeever; art by Manuel Garcia;


Covers 39-36 by Shane Davis & Matt Banning; Cover 35 by J.G. Jones


The action ratchets up across five issues in August guest-starring Zatanna, the Teen Titans, the JLA, Poison Ivy, the Penguin, the Atom and more! Karate Kid ventures to Oracle for answers. Jimmy Olsen attempts to join not one but two exclusive clubs. Mary Marvel falls deeper into temptation. And Donna Troy and Jason Todd journey into the Nanoverse!


Plus, starting in COUNTDOWN 38, a series of backup stories recounting the origins of DC's greatest villians, written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE)!


COUNTDOWN 39 on sale August 1 o COUNTDOWN 38 on sale August 8


COUNTDOWN 37 on sale August 15 o COUNTDOWN 36 on sale August 22


COUNTDOWN 35 on sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #1
Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray


Art by Eddy Barrows, Fabrizio Fiorentino & Julio Ferreira


Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Flying out of the pages of 52, it's Adam Strange, Starfire and Animal Man in an explosive new series! Now that they've returned to their respective homes, where do they go from here? Find out what the future holds for these heroes in the DCU!


And in the 8-page backup, from the pages of COUNTDOWN, it's a tale of Forerunner! Find out more about this awesome new character and her relationship with the Monitors.


On sale August 29 o 1 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited by Eddie Berganza

ACTION COMICS #853-854
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Brad Walker & John Livesay


The Countdown tie-in trilogy continues with the Kryptonite Man on the loose, Mr. Action on the prowl and Superman on the ropes! Plus, a certain long-lost superdog returns?but what does fate hold for Jimmy Olsen?


And in ACTION COMICS #854, it's a desperate battle for Superman, a turning point for Jimmy Olsen, and a deadly radioactive threat for Metropolis! Will Mr. Action live or die? And what will the future hold for Krypto? Plus: giant monkey!


And don't miss ACTION COMICS #855, with art by Eric Powell, solicited on page 79 of this Previews!


Issue #853 on sale August 1; issue #854 on sale August 15


32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #14
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ladrnn


Part 3 of "The Hunt for Ray Palmer," tying into COUNTDOWN! Ryan Choi, Donna Troy, Jason Todd and Bob the Monitor continue to search the Nanoverse for Ray Palmer - and the travelers find themselves in what some might call?Heaven.


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #70
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


An Amazons Attack tie-in! Catwoman's on the run and undercover. Batman chose her to infiltrate a new player in the Amazons' war on the U.S., but with her life in shambles, can she be trusted?


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AMAZONS ATTACK #5-6
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Pete Woods


The war comes to a shocking finale as AMAZONS ATTACK ships twice in August! Alliances fall to the wayside as fractures emerge in all sides of the conflict. Catwoman goes undercover to discover why a second threat has appeared on the field of battle; the rest of the heroes face a shocking new force aligning with the Amazons; and as the fatalities pile up on the Amazon side, Hippolyta's grasp on the throne may be slipping.


And in issue #6, also shipping in August, It's all-out carnage and mayhem as all factions in the war fight the final battle! Wonder Woman takes on Hippolyta in a duel that can have only one outcome; the true reasons behind the war are discovered; and the gods make their presence known in a terrible way! Change is afoot in the DCU, and some big changes are about to happen here!


Issue #5 on sale August 15; issue #6 on sale August 29


32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #20
Written by Tony Bedard Cover by Bernard Chang


Art by Renato Guedes & Jos Wilson Magalhes


An AMAZONS ATTACK Tie-In! Amid the carnage of war, Supergirl learns a terrible lesson that will follow her the rest of her days. She took matters into her own hands in AMAZONS ATTACK #4, only to have her plan blow up in her face. Now shaken to her very core, Supergirl must battle through guilt and Amazons alike!


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #12
Written by J. Torres


Art by Paco Diaz


Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


An AMAZONS ATTACK tie-in! As the Amazon war reaches a climax, Wonder Woman begins a desperate search for a missing comrade whose fate is inextricably tied to the future of Special Agent Diana Prince!


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL-NEW BOOSTER GOLD #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz


Art and cover by Dan Jurgens


& Norm Rapmund


Exploding from the pages of 52 and exploring the timeline of the DC Universe comes a new monthly book featuring the greatest super-hero history will never know: Booster Gold!


Following the universe altering conclusion of 52, Booster Gold wants what's due to him - a spot on the Justice League of America! But the time stream's in trouble, and Booster Gold is in the center of it! Now he must make a choice: reclaim his former glory or do the right thing, forgoing the credit.


ALL-NEW Booster Gold will take you through time and space, to the greatest moments of the DCU that have happened and will happen.


"52 Pick-Up" begins in this extra-sized issue #1! Someone is exploiting the ravaged time stream, hoping to eliminate the world's greatest heroes - and only Booster Gold can stop them. But, really - Booster Gold? Why him? What does Rip Hunter truly want? And what shocking figure is behind it all?


And coming up in the months ahead in DC's time spanning monthly: the world's greatest Green Lantern - Sinestro, Jonah Hex, Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon, Flash and Kid Flash, and plenty more of DC's super stars from throughout its past and future!


For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Michael Siglain

BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE #1
Written by Peter J. Tomasi


Art by Doug Mahnke, Norm Rapmund & Christian Alamy


Cover by Mahnke


Variant cover by Alex Ross


Spinning out of the weekly series 52 comes an epic 8-issue mini-series that follows Black Adam, the new ber-villain of the DCU!


With the power of the gods stripped from him, Teth-Adam is on a quest to find not only the magical word that will restore him as Black Adam, but also the one thing that always kept his heart from turning completely black with rage.


Black Adam is a man responsible for the deaths of thousands of Bialyan citizens and wide spread destruction across the globe. He is a man on the run from Earth's heroes, who want to see him brought to justice. Some want him tried before a world court, while others want retribution; to exact a pound of flesh for the lives he has snuffed out. And some simply want him dead as quickly and as quietly as possible.


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Doug Mahnke) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale August 8 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Edited by Michael Siglain

52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN
Written by Keith Giffen


Art by Pat Olliffe and Drew Geraci


Cover by Olliffe


"They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." - Revelations Chapter 6


Don't miss this special one-shot issue written by 52 mastermind Keith Giffen with art by Pat Olliffe (FIRESTORM, JSA CLASSIFIED) and Drew Geraci! From the ashes of devastated Bialya they rise again in the FOUR HORSEMEN - War, Pestilence, Famine, Death - living embodiments of the Dread Ages of Apokolips. Freed from thrall to the mad geniuses who first summoned them, the Horsemen look to their own dark ambition, to remake the Earth in their image - and only the combined might of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman can stop them!


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Edited by Michael Siglain

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND - WEEK 1: NIGHTWING/BOOMERANG
Written by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir


Art and cover by Freddie Williams II


Get ready for FIVE OF A KIND - five issues, five top creative teams, one team-up per week, as Batman takes control of the Outsiders by using these adventures to pick his new lineup!


In WEEK 1: nightwing/boomerang, Batman's first vote is cast! The two Outsiders with just one thing in common - a troubled relationship to the Dark Knight - must reconcile their differences to go up against Chemo!


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND - WEEK 2: KATANA/SHAZAM
Written by Mike W. Barr


Art by Kevin Sharpe & Robin Riggs Cover by Cliff Chiang


Batman's Week 2 vote! The souls of long-dead criminals roam the earth, forcing Tatsu Yamashiro to risk her own life by entering the realm to which she condemned them with her Soulsword! She'll need the help of the DCU's most powerful magical guardian - but can the power of Shazam prevail while confined to the Rock of Eternity?


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND -WEEK 3: THUNDER/MARTIAN MANHUNTER
Written by Tony Bedard


Art and cover by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert


Batman's Week 3 vote, tying into COUNTDOWN! Black Lightning's daughter and the Last Martian investigate a mystery at the center of the earth - but the mystery only deepens when they find a New God on the run!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND - WEEK 4: METAMORPHO/AQUAMAN
Written by G. Willow Wilson


Art and cover by Joshua Middleton


Batman's Week 4 vote! International war is brewing over an ocean under the Sahara, and when Metamorpho and Aquaman intervene, they find it's also the home turf of another elemental who's got the Orb of Ra. If the deadliest foe is your heart's desire, they may have no chance!


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND - WEEK 5: GRACE/WONDER WOMAN
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Cliff Richards & Art Thibert


Cover by Christian Alamy


Batman's Week 5 vote, tying into AMAZONS ATTACK! The shocking aftermath of the Amazons' assault on Washington, D.C. forces an unlikely alliance between two-fisted Grace Choi and the Amazonian princess as they team up to find a time bomb like no other hidden in America's heartland!


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN ANNUAL #26: HEAD OF THE DEMON
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Tim Sale


The definitive origin of Ra's al Ghul, Batman's greatest foe, is finally revealed in this annual from writer Peter Milligan (JLA CLASSIFIED, X-Static) and the art team of David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez (CATWOMAN)! A deadly rivalry between two immortals spanning more than 400 years of history causes a chain reaction that not even Batman could have predicted! Learn how the secret past of this legendary villain has a reverberating effect on the future of the Dark Knight.


On sale August 29 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited by Jeanine Schaefer

DETECTIVE COMICS #835
Written by John Rozum


Art by Tom Mandrake


Cover by Simone Bianchi


Part 1 of a 2-part story written by John Rozum (MIDNIGHT, MASS)! Dr. Jonathan Crane has discovered that being confined in Arkham simply means a captive audience for his experiments in fear. Now, more powerful than ever, he easily escapes from the Asylum and spreads his reign of terror throughout Gotham as the Scarecrow. With the entire city spooked and the Scarecrow committing seemingly random crimes, can Batman stop him before the game turns even more deadly?


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN/LOBO: DEADLY SERIOUS #1
Written by Sam Kieth


Art and cover by Kieth


Get ready for an action-packed 2-part tale teaming up the Dark Knight with the interstellar madman, as only Sam Kieth can deliver! Batman, transported to an alien vessel by a mysterious figure, is asked to help cure a plague that has infected its inhabitants. Lobo, who has also been shanghaied, finds himself in the same boat. Now, Batman and Lobo, two incredibly unlikely companions, must somehow find a way to work together - and find out the real reason for their abductions - before they kill each other!


On sale August 22 o 1 of 2 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US o Prestige Format Edited by Scott Dunbier

NIGHTWING #135
Written by Marv Wolfman


Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne


Cover by Ryan Sook


It's a brutal interrogation as Vigilante is determined to learn the truth about Metal Eddie and is willing to kill Dick Grayson to get it. Also, the origin of the new Vigilante. Who is he? Where did he come from? What is he after?


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #8
Written by Michael Green


Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd


Part 2 of a 6-part Joker tale written by Michael Green (TV's Heroes)! Batman crosses paths once again with the punk who will become his deadliest foe - The Joker - in a Gotham City that seems to be increasingly more deadly and psychotic.


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #165
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Freddie E. Williams II


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher


To draw Robin into a confrontation, Dodge's hastily assembled group decides to raise the stakes by taking an entire hospital ward hostage!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHIC - NEW EDITION TP
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Klaus Janson


Don't miss this new edition of GOTHIC, collecting LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10 by Grant Morrison with art by Klaus Janson and featuring a redesigned cover! The Dark Knight Detective must defeat a seemingly immortal killer while dealing with a horror from his own youth.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 1 - NEW EDITION TP
Written by Neil Gaiman, Chuck Dixon, Dennis O'Neil and others


Art by Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Joe Kubert and others Cover by Lee


A new edition of the Eisner Award-winning collection at our standard trim size! Don't miss these stellar Batman stories presented in stark black-and-white by a star-studded lineup of comics industry creators!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 6.625" x 10.187"


232 pg, FC, $19.99 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #9
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant


Cover by Quitely


Behold the Eisner Award-winning creative powerhouse in another fantastic exhibition of All Star bravura! Perils loom as Superman faces the strangest of adversaries.


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #855
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner


Art and cover by Eric Powell


The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns & Richard Donner joins artist extraordinaire Eric Powell (The Goon) for "Escape from Bizarro World," a 3-part story that will thrill and horrify! Last seen in ACTION COMICS #845, Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy's home: Bizarro World!


For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #666
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Walter Simonson


An extra-sized spectacular featuring art by Walter Simonson, as Superman goes to Hell - literally - during the most nightmarish adventure of his heroic career, and a dread portent of that which may be coming! Who, or what, is "The Beast from Krypton"? This issue - featuring the Phantom Stranger, Zatanna, the Demon and a host of other DC superstars from Wonder Woman to Animal Man - is guaranteed to send chills down your spine!


For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


On sale August 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Koi Turnbull & Sandra Hope


An early adventure of Superman from art sensation Koi Turnbull (Black Panther, Fathom) and the writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray! The fate of Metropolis is at stake when Superman gets mixed up with Lori Lemaris!


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #39
Written by Alan Burnett


Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs


Alan Burnett, producer of Batman & Superman: The Animated Series, brings you Part 3 of "Torment." Superman's gone crazy, Batman's using Boom Tubes, and the Parademons are up to no good. Darkseid must be up to something!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US

THE ORIGINAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMIC-BOOK HEROES VOL. 3: SUPERMAN
Written by Michael L. Fleisher Art by various


Everything you ever wanted to know about DC's Man of Steel can be found in this in-depth volume, brought back into print for the first time in 30 years! Originally published in 1978, this comprehensive volume includes every fact you could want to know about Superman!


Advance-solcited; on sale September 12 o 528 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY TP
Written by Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Jeph Loeb and others; Art by Jurgens, Ordway, Gil Kane, Ed McGuiness and others Cover by Jurgens


Reoffered to coincide with the release of the Superman/Doomsday DVD, this volume collects SUPERMAN: THE DOOMSDAY WARS 1-3, SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER PREY #1-3, DOOMSDAY ANNUAL #1, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #594 and SUPERMAN #175.


On sale August 1 o 416 pg, B&W, $19.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN VS. DOOMSDAY ACTION FIGURE COLLECTOR SET
Shipping in time to coincide with the Superman/Doomsday DVD, this collector's set contains the sold-out classic DC DIRECT 21-point of articulation Superman action figure, which stands at 6.5" as well as the sold-out Doomsday figure, which stands at 7"! Also included are bases for each figure and the 168-page best-selling graphic novel THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN!


On sale August 29 o Action Figure Set o $29.99 US

52: THE COVERS HC
Written by various


Art and cover by J.G. Jones


Acclaimed artist J.G. Jones delivered on what seemed to be an impossible task - 52 consecutive, weekly covers for 52, DC Comics' biggest project of 2006 - and he delivered in incredible fashion!


Now, readers can enjoy every one of these stunning covers in one volume, complete with commentary by the artist, thumbnail sketches, background information and more. Also included are the covers Jones created for the novel and four 52 collections.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 31


7.0625" x 10.875" o 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

52 VOL. 3 TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison,


Greg Rucka and Mark Waid


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


Art by various


Cover by J.G. Jones


Don't miss the third in a 4-volume collection featuring the year-long story that changed the DCU! 52 VOLUME 3, with a new cover by J.G. Jones, contains the lead stories from 52 WEEKS 14-26, plus commentary on each issue by creators and editors, conceptual drawings, sketch material, thumbnails and more!


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


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #109
Written by Tony Bedard


Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Stephane Roux


When word reaches Oracle that Black Canary is considering a marriage proposal from Green Arrow, Barbara decides she must play devil's advocate to ensure Dinah doesn't make the biggest mistake of her life. Plus?a New God dies!


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #55
Written by Tad Williams


Art by Shawn McManus


Cover by Kevin Maguire


Dire warnings about Dyss surround the never-still waters of Atlantis! Arthur reconnects with Vulko as fantasy novelist Tad Williams pens a mystery about the trident that continues to deepen! Featuring a cover by Kevin Maguire (JUSTICE LEAGUE)!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #18
Written by John Rogers


Art by Rafael Albuquerque


Cover by Cully Hamner


Beetle runs with the Titans! In a crossover with TEEN TITANS #50, it's boys and girls against The Main Man - Lobo!


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #17
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann


Art Chris Samnee Cover by Kalman Andrasofsky


If Checkmate's powerful enough to have a takedown plan for every hero and villain on Earth, why isn't its Alpine headquarters under assault 24-7? Well, it is - which is why it needs a Master Jailer to keep it running, in this thrilling stand-alone story co-written by Eric Trautmann (Perfect Dark).


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE VOL. 2: PAWN BREAKS TP
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio Defilippis & Christina Weir


Art by Jesus Saiz, Steve Scott and others Cover by Lee Bermejo


Collecting CHECKMATE #8-12! Action and intrigue abound as Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil and The Black Queen deputizes the big guns in an all-out bid to keep Pawn 502's mission alive! And Fire, the Black King's Knight, tries to break free from Amanda Waller's blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #6
Written by Mark Waid


Art by George Prez & Bob Wiacek


Cover by Prez


Half the DCU guest-stars in the red-hot team-up book by Mark Waid and George Prez! Green Lantern and Batman are horrified to discover the secret to the theft of the Book of Destiny, but before it can reach its rightful owner, the Book winds up in the hands of the only heroes in the DCU who aren't in its pages! How it that possible?


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #15
Written by Marc Guggenheim


Art by Tony S. Daniel & Art Thibert


Cover by Doug Braithwaite


Variant cover by Daniel Acua


Continuing the storyline so explosive we can't give anything away - and it's destined to be one of the most talked-about tales of 2007!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers in approximately 50/50 ratio. Standard Edition A features a cover by Doug Braithwaite, while Standard Edition B features a cover by Daniel Acua. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


Fans: Remind your retailer early and often to order you a copy!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE TP
Written by Dennis O'Neil, Alan Moore, Brad Meltzer and others


Art by Dick Giordano, Klaus Janson, Mike Grell and others


Cover by Alex Ross


Collecting stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #75, ACTION COMICS #428, #434, THE JOKER #4, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #94-95, DETECTIVE COMICS #549-550, GREEN ARROW: LONGBOW HUNTERS# 1, GREEN ARROW (VOL.1) #75, #101, GREEN ARROW(VOL.2)# 4-5, #12, #21 and BIRDS OF PREY #88!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BLACK CANARY ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Dennis O'Neil and others


Art by Carmine Infantino, Alex Toth and others


Cover by Carmine Infantino


Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE, this volume collects Black Canary's most memorable adventures from 1947 to 1972, including her first appearance and origin. See how the Black Canary grew from a secondary character into a strong lead protagonis


On sale August 1 o 221 pg, FC, $49.99 US o RELIST

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #3-4
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock


Delve deeper into the origin of the Emerald Archer with Andy Diggle and Jock! Oliver Queen learns the sinister secret of the island he's been trapped on... just in time to come face to face with the mastermind behind his plight. And at long last Oliver Queen takes some responsibility for his fate.


Issue #3 on sale August 8; issue #4 on sale August 22


3 & 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACK CANARY #3-4
Written by Tony Bedard


Art and cover by Paulo Siqueira & Amilton Santos


Concluding the 4-issue miniseries with a bang! The League of Assassins makes their move to kidnap Black Canary's young charge, Sin... only to have Green Arrow thwart their plan in a way that devastates Dinah - and may affect her response to Oliver's proposal.


Issue #3 on sale August 1; issue #4 on sale August 15


3 & 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #22
Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Fear spreads across the universe as "Sinestro Corps" continues! Stranded on Qward, Hal Jordan faces an army of Sinestro's greatest soldiers?and his secret weapon! Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Universe discover a "traitor" in their midst as an ages-old secret leaks out. Plus, an even greater evil waits on the horizon, one that will plague the DCU long after this war is over. . .


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Prentis Rollins


The Battle of Mogo! Wounded and alone, the biggest Green Lantern of them all must face a planet-sized opponent as the Sinestro Corps attacks.


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ION: THE DYING FLAME VOL. 2 TP
Written by Ron Marz Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky


Art by Greg Tocchini, Fernando Pasarin and others


Collecting issues #7-12 of the maxiseries starring Kyle Rayner! Ion finds himself back on Earth and transported into "the Bleed," a portal between dimensions where he discovers alternate versions of Green Lantern, The Atom and The Flash from the Tangent Universe. If that wasn't enough to throw him for a loop, he gets his first glimpse at the darker, grittier heroes of the WildStorm Universe!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DR. THIRTEEN: ARCHITECTURE & MORTALITY TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Cliff Chiang


Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world's magical beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JUSTICE VOL. 3 HC
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross


Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross


Cover by Ross


The final hardcover volume of the lushly illustrated maxiseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite collects issues #9-12! The Super-Villains' plot to exploit the innocent thickens as the heroes discover that it may even affect their comrades, colleagues and co-combatants! Guest-starring Black Adam, the Marvel Family, Doom Patrol, the Metal Men, the Titans, Supergirl and more!


For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12
Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Ed Benes,


Sandra Hope and Eric Wight


Standard covers by Alex Ross


Variant cover by Michael Turner


Brad's Meltzer's fantastic run on the JLA concludes with a shocking cliffhanger! "Monitor Duty" is an amazing day in the lives of the world's greatest heroes, as only the League's artist Ed Benes could envision!


Retailers: This issue will feature three covers. Standard Edition Cover A and B are by Alex Ross and will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. One copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Michael Turner, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Editions ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


On sale August 15 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #8
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Fernando Pasarin


Cover by Alex Ross


Variant cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose


The spotlight turns to Liberty Belle as the All-American powerhouse races to stop the Justice Society's trouble young recruit, Damage, from making the worst mistake of his life. Plus, Starman helps Power Girl make a startling discovery concerning the 52.


Retailers: This issue will feature two covers. The standard Edition Cover is by Alex Ross. One copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Editions ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #41
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Sami Basri


The explosive conclusion of the 5-part "Kid Amazo." The Justice League intervene trying to salvage the good side of Kid Amazo's programming, but it seems they waited too long to act - and Amazo may have succeeded in creating a better, more deadly version of himself.


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #29
Written by Arvid Nelson


Art and cover by Alex Sanchez


"Mr. Horrific" Part 1 of 3. Mr. Terrific is embroiled in a web of murder and deception when he uncovers a horrific secret about a member of the United States Senate. Framed, hunted and on the run, he must untangle a Cold War conspiracy involving Norse mythology, a remote Arctic island, and a Third Reich that never died. Not even Mr. Terrific can predict where he is headed!


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE JSA ALL STARS ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Sheldon Mayer, Bill Finger and others


Art by Bernard Baily, Irwin Hasen, Stan Aschmeier and others


This brand-new series collects all of the Golden Age solo stories of Johnny Thunder, Hour-Man, Atom, Dr. Mid-Nite, Mr. Terrific, Wildcat and Red Tornado from FLASH COMICS, ADVENTURE COMICS, ALL-AMERICAN COMICS and SENSATION COMICS (January 1940-May 1942)!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 o 256 pg, FC, $59.99 US

JONAH HEX #22
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art and cover by Phil Noto


Jonah Hex meets one of America's greatest inventors?with explosive results!


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

METAL MEN #1
Written by Duncan Rouleau


Art and cover by Rouleau


Bursting from the pages of 52 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN into their own new 8-issue miniseries by Duncan Rouleau - it's Gold! Platina! Mercury! Iron! Lead! Tin! And now Copper!


Doc Magnus's creations are ready to take on all-new threats and some old, reimagined ones: Chemo, Doctor Yes, B.O.L.T.S., The Balloonatic and his Orphan Army, as well as the Robot Renegades led by an old Manhunter Robot!


But the greatest threat lies in Le Cabinet Noir and its bid to control the natural order using dangerous lieutenants like the Nameless, an armored being that feeds off the blood of the innocent and controls the Gogoloth, giant stone Golems made of Granite, Bizmuth, Onyx and Lime.


On sale August 1 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #33
Written by Tony Bedard


Art and cover by Dennis Calero


The United Planets blames Cosmic Boy for war crimes! Star Boy and Sun Boy must clear his name. But they'll have to outsmart a certain matter-eating prosecutor and overcome a shocking development on planet Winath that threatens Lightning Lad's family.


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE DOMINATOR WAR TP
Written by Mark Waid


Cover by Kitson


Art by Barry Kitson and Kalman Andrasofszky


Collecting SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #26-30! TThe Dominators' plan to destroy Earth reaches fruition as the Robot Rebellion sweeps the planet!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SHADOWPACT #16
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher


Zatanna and the Justice League join forces with Shadowpact to keep Doctor Gotham from controlling a city! Why is one villain's magical might so strong that it requires help from half the DCU? Because half of Shadowpact is trapped?prisoners of new foes!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TRIALS OF SHAZAM #9
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Howard Porter


It's the new Shazam versus a god as Freedy Freeman's trials have him going toe-to-toe with Apollo!


On sale August 29 o 9 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHAZAM: MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Jeff Smith


Art and cover by Smith


Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, tells the story of young orphan Billy Batson who finds himself transformed into the World's Mightiest Mortal whenever he says the magic word "Shazam!" after being granted the magical powers of the gods by an ancient wizard. In this hardcover collecting the acclaimed 4-issue miniseries, Billy must use these extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 17 o 7.0625" x 10.875" o 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US

THE SPIRIT #9
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art by Cooke & J. Bone Cover by Cooke


The bizarre story of The Spirit's most fearsome new foe,


El Morte! The gangs in Central City are being ritualistically destroyed, and now the killer is targeting The Spirit. All the clues point to Alvarro Mortez, the criminal who died with Denny Colt on that fateful night The Spirit came to be. Is he dead or alive?


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SWORD OF THE ATOM TP
Written by Jan Strnad


Cover by Kane


Art by Gil Kane, Pat Broderick and Dennis Janke


Collected for the first time in a single graphic novel! Sword of the Atom #1-4 and Sword of the Atom Special #1-3 take readers on a fantastic journey into the heart of a Central American jungle, where a race of 6-inch-tall aliens treats The Atom as their protector against titanic beasts and primeval sorcery!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 o 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike W. Barr and Marv Wolfman


Art by Jim Aparo, George Prez, Bill Willingham and others


Cover by Aparo


In this hard-hitting, value-packed volume, witness Batman's formation of the original Outsiders! Metamorpho, Black Lightning, Katana, Halo and Geo-Force star in these stories from BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS #1-19, BRAVE & BOLD #200 and NEW TEEN TITANS #16!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: CAPTAIN CARROT VOL. 1 TP
Written by Roy Thomas, E. Nelson Bridwell and others


Art by Mike Sekowsky, Scott Shaw, Alfredo Alcala and others


Cover by Shaw, Bob Smith & Ross Andru


Experience the adventures of Captain Carrot and his Zoo-Crew battle Frogzilla, the Armordillo, the alien Bunny from Beyond and many more in this volume collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #16 and CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE ZOO CREW #1-20!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

THE SPIRIT VOL. 1 HC
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art by Cooke & J. Bone


Cover by Cooke


Darwyn Cooke - the visionary creator of the acclaimed DC: THE NEW FRONTIER - turns his attention to the classic Will Eisner creation The Spirit in this amazing hardcover collecting the first six issues of the new series from DC Comics plus the BATMAN/THE SPIRIT special! In these thrilling tales. Cooke maintains the "spirit" of Eisner's creation but brings his own original sensibilities to the character. The Spirit, a.k.a. Denny Colt, Commissioner Dolan, and his Daughter Ellen are reintroduced in this go-for-broke, shoot-the-lights-out collection of crime stories filled with action, adventure, humor and sexy girls!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 o 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

TEEN TITANS #50
Written by Sean McKeever, Geoff Johns, Todd Dezago and Marv Wolfman


Art by Randy Green, Mike McKone, George Prez, Todd Nauck, Sandra Hope, Richard Friend and Andy Lanning


Cover by Al Garza & Scott Williams


Variant cover by Mike McKone


Don't miss this very special issue that ushers in the new TEEN TITANS creative team of Sean McKeaver and Randy Green, reunites Marv Wolfman and George Prez for their first new Titans adventure in years, and also features a story by Geoff Johns and Mike McKone - the creators who launched this title! It all begins when the Titans bury another friend - and ends with a deadly, familiar threat as well as an addition to the team.


Plus, be sure to catch BLUE BEETLE #18, a tie-in to this issue guest-starring the Titans and Lobo!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Al Garza & Scott Williams) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Mike McKone). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale August 29 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS: TITANS EAST TP
Written by Geoff Johns & Adam Beechen


Art by Peter Snejbjerg, Tony Daniel, Chris Batista and others


Cover by Daniel


In this latest volume of the hit series, collecting issues #42-47, master assassin Deathstroke has formed his own team of Teen Titans in order to take on the original Teen Titans, destroy them and take their place. What new team of Titans will rise out of the ashes in this epic battle?


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TEEN TITANS: TITANS AROUND THE WORLD TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope


Reoffered to coincide with TEEN TITANS: TITANS EAST, this volume collects issues #34-41 of the fan-favorite series! In the wake of INFINITE CRISIS, a new year of exciting adventures begins as Robin, Wonder Girl and the Teen Titans return to meet the "new" Teen Titans as recruiting begins for the mysterious and secretive Titans East!


On sale August 1 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES: DUTY CALLS TP
Written by Bill Matheny and J. Torres


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


A new full size collection featuring THE BATMAN STRIKES #11-14 and #16-18! The all-ages stories in THE BATMAN STRIKES: DUTY CALLS feature the Dark Knight defending Gotham City against a who's who of his famous foes, including The Joker, the Penguin, Bane, Catwoman, Clayface, The Riddler and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #36
Written by Josh Elder


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill


Gearhead's turning Gotham City into a gigantic demolition derby! Batman's going to need all the help he can get, even if that means letting Batgirl get behind the wheel of the Batmobile!


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #36
Written by Simon Spurrier


Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht


Cover by Zach Howard


The Question is on the trail again, and this time he's investigating the entire Justice League!


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #46
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Nauck


Introducing?Wildfire! It's a family reunion when Starfire's long lost brother is found and visits Earth. But will he turn out to be a friend to the Titans like Starfire, or more of a foe like Blackfire?


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #5
Written by J. Torres


Art by Alexander Serra


Cover by Steve Uy


Whoever said "lightning never strikes twice" never met Lightning Lad! What starts as a friendly challenge turns into the storm of the century under Emerald Empress's watchful Eye, pitting Superman against Lightning Lad for the fate of the Legion!


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #16
Written by by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch and Tom Warburton


Art by by Matt Peters, Ethen Beavers, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo and the Iguana


Cover by Travis Kotzebue & DeCarlo


Hang on, Ben! It's high adventure on the open road! Plus, Samurai Jack and the Kids Next Door!


On sale August 8


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #153
Written by Earl Kress


Art by Omar Aranda & Alberto Saichann


Cover by Scott Jeralds


Special issue! The Evil Scientist has kidnapped the Looney Tunes and is going to show them their ancestors. Find out why when you play the Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal video game!


On sale August 1


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #36
Written by Scott Cunningham and Amy Rogers;


Art by Christopher Cook and Phil Moy


Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo


After Bloo meets a cool biker dude, he wants to copy him by getting a tattoo of Mac to show the world who his best friend is! Too bad Mac doesn't want to return the favor.


On sale August 29


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #123
Written by Robbie Busch, Scott Cunningham, Sholly Fisch and Darryl Kravitz


Art by Scott Jeralds, Scott Neely and Robert Pope


Cover by Pope & Scott McRae


It's August and there might be nothing scarier than going back to ghoul! But with the Scoobs at the head of the class, you can bet monsters and mayhem are about to get schooled!


On sale August 22


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #481
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


The Usual Gang of Idiots deliver the late-summer laughs, with a bevy of spoofs and parodies!


On sale August 1 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #17
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 August 8 o 64 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

KEY TO THE KINGDOM VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Kyoko Shitou


CMX A new series debuts from renowned fantasy manga artist Kyoko Shitou! After a king and his eldest son die, the kingdom of Laudere is left without a ruler. Asta, the last surviving member of the royal family, stands in line for the throne. But before he can claim it, he must fulfill a quest: find the legendary "Key to the Kingdom." Both ancient beasts and a variety of contenders - including a princess, a dimwitted military captain, and a villainous aristocrat - imperil his journey. Someone will find the Key, but will it be Asta?


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 5" x 7.375" o 160 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada


CMX. After Shirayuki lets her feelings for Prince slip out, he tries to trick her into marrying him! He even presents her with a ring, one possessing mysterious powers that he's not about to reveal to her. If the ring is destroyed, a darker side of Shirayuki will emerge, and she'll be doomed to be the dark angel of Hell for the next 5,000 years!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 o 5" x 7.375"


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

EMMA VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori


CMX. Following her trip to London, Emma returns to work at Haworth, where the servants notice a change in her behavior. Could it have something to do with the correspondence she and William have begun? In the city, his renewed connection to Emma has also emboldened William. But societal forces are lining up against them again, and a reckoning may be on its way.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 o 5" x 7.375"


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

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Yasuko Aoike


CMX. "Seven Days in September" concludes, as Eroica faces a climactic showdown against Saleem - the vengeful oil magnate - on the grounds of an Egyptian ruin. Meanwhile, the Major battles the KGB with the fate of the coveted Lubyanka report in the balance. In a second story, Eroica finds himself in the middle of a surprise party for his adversary, Iron Klaus!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 o 5" x 7.375"


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

MOON CHILD VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu


CMX. The Little Mermaid's daughter, Jimmy, is worried about joining her guardian, Art, on his ballet tour of Russia. She's met the tour's sponsor - who tried to kill her! Even worse, she still can't control her body; if she unexpectedly morphs into her mermaid form and loses the ability to speak to humans, will Art freak out?


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 5" x 7.375"


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

PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 9
Written and illustrated by Kaimu Tachibana


CMX. If the evil Garai stands before the Sacred Tree of Being when it expires, he will control the fate of the Earth. Only Wakyo and Sukuya - the disciples of Garai's rebellious son Bishu - have the ability to stop him, but the demon lord has taken control of their minds. Can they break free in time to save the world?


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 o 8 5" x 7.375"


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

SWAN VOL. 11
Written and illustrated by Kyoko Ariyoshi


CMX. Following her dynamic rendering of "The Black Swan," Masumi and her partner Aoi win second place in the pas de deux division of the World Ballet Competition. Moving on to the next stage, she must now partner with her high school classmate, Leonhardt Von Christ. Although he is a charismatic and powerful dancer, the rebellious Leonhardt blows off rehearsal, putting their performance at risk.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari


CMX. Still trapped in the past, Takeru and friends find and confront Jin, head of the Hokuouin household - the group that has been persuading Takeru only they know his real destiny. Will Takeru finally learn the truth? Then get a glimpse into the not too distant future, where Takeru is working as . . . a fashion model?!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 5" x 7.375"


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

EX MACHINA: MASQUERADE SPECIAL
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by John Paul Leon


Cover by Tony Harris


Superstar artist John Paul Leon (Earth X) joins writer Brian K. Vaughan for an extra-sized extravaganza that makes a perfect jumping-on point for new readers looking to sample this acclaimed political thriller! Halloween comes early to Manhattan in this all-new story from Mayor Mitchell Hundred's super-heroic past. For the first time ever, learn what role New York City's real-world "anti-mask law" played in the birth of the Great Machine.


On sale August 29 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US o MATURE READERS

MIDNIGHTER #10
Written by Keith Giffen


Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Fan-favorite writer Keith Giffen (52) joins the acclaimed art team of Chris Sprouse & Karl Story to form the explosive new regular creative team of MIDNIGHTER! The Midnighter is the most self-assured member of The Authority; he's been called the world's best killing machine, and he knows what his job is and how to do it. He's never had any doubt about his chosen vocation?until now.


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #6
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford


Cover by Ryan Benjamin


To save the world one of them must die...again. The fight moves to another planet as Midnighter and Grifter battle against a planet-devouring race of non-sentient beings. The fate of the universe rests on the shoulders of two violent and unpredictable sociopaths.


On sale August 15 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMWATCH: PHD #10
Written by Christos Gage


Art by Andy Smith


Cover by Mike McKone


A killer has begun targeting "retired" Super Heroes, a number of whom are on the StormWatch pension plan. The investigation into these crimes points toward the incredibly powerful Slaughterhouse Smith - is PHD ready to take on such a heavy hitter?


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #11
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci


It's goth meets geek as the Gen13 kids run afoul of Tranquility's garage band metahumans, the Liberty Snots. These teen legacy heroes drip pretension from every clammy, powdered pore and have no love for the somewhat-less-affected children of Tabula Rasa. It's a classic battle of outsiders!


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #9
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Neil Googe


As the national spotlight is increasingly being shined on the small burg of Tranquility, the cracks begin to show. Neighborly conflicts are expanding into warfare, and some older heroes are finding it difficult to adjust. And a mysterious assailant robs Dr. Tomorrow of a secret formula that could be Tranquility's own Pandora's Box!


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NINJA SCROLL #12
Written by J. Torres


Art and cover by Michael Chang Ting Yu


Jubei wanders into a remote town, but instead of the usual suspicious or hostile reception, people seem to want him there. He soon discovers the reason: they need him to get rid of the "Ghostly Geisha," a mysterious and deadly being who haunts the town by night.


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WETWORKS #12
Written by J.M. DeMatteis


Art by Joel Gomez & Trevor Scott


Cover by Whilce Portacio


The vampire known as Red comes clean to Dane about her former life as an assassin, as well as her reason for joining the Wetworks team.


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE HIGHWAYMEN #3
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman


Art by Lee Garbett


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Tires screeching and guns blazing, the Highwaymen roar into the resurrected city of Neo Orleans to find the doctor behind the mysterious Baker's Dozen - and to learn the explosive origins of young Grace Anderson. Who is she? Where did she come from?


And what exactly did they do to her in that secret government weaponeering project?


On sale August 15 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE PROGRAMME #2
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by C.P. Smith


Catch up with the Cold War maxiseries by Peter Milligan and C.P. Smith! As the Soviet superhuman Spirit of Lenin gathers


the other "Russian Dolls" for war, the U.S. government scrambles to activate their own out-of-date superhuman program. But what they find is not encouraging. The American "hero" is an over-the-hill former musician with a fractured memory who's clearly not ready for the coming conflict. Can the CIA get their champion in fighting shape before the storm hits?


On sale August 22 o 2 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET TP
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Kevin West & Bob Almond Cover by Tony Harris


Collecting issues #1-3 and #5-7 of the red-hot new series that takes a fresh look at one of the most frightening horror icons of all time: Freddy Krueger! A new family has moved to the quiet town of Springwood and when night falls, the family quickly learns the town's horrible secret.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12


144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #4
Written by Peter Johnson


Art by Matthew Dow Smith


Cover by Dustin Nguyen


The next step in finding his wife's killer sees John Winchester and the Hunter making a journey to visit a priest in South Dakota. But is John ready for what the priest has to show him? Could he at last be reunited with Mary?


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FRIDAY THE 13th : PAMELA'S TALE #2
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Shawn Moll


Cover by Dustin Nguyen


Pamela's bloody tale of horror continues on the drive toward Camp Crystal Lake. But as the story of her son Jason progresses, Pamela's young passenger begins to suspect that not all is right in the Vorhees family...does she have anything to fear from the kindly older woman?


On sale August 15 o 2 of 2 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

FRIDAY THE 13th TP
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Adam Archer and Peter Guzman Cover by Ryan Sook


Get ready for a new look at the legend of Crystal Lake, as Jason returns in this volume collecting the first six issues of the hot new series! A beautiful young woman is found on the road to Crystal Lake, covered in blood and babbling incoherently about a monster who slaughtered her friends. Although her tale is eerily similar to a past legend of the lake, it proves to be unlike anything the locals have ever seen before.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE TP
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Wes Craig


Cover by Lee Bermejo


Collecting six issues of the hit WildStorm series! This never-before-told tale explores the mystery of Travis County and the horrific Hewitt family responsible for "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." The F.B.I. team sent to investigate the horrors discovers where Leatherface and his sinister family fled in the months following the murders!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH
Written by Mike Carey & Louise Carey


Art and cover by Aaron Alexovich

When Tasha's mom brings home an annoying hack novelist boyfriend, Jed, and his deadpan daughter, her dysfunctional family is headed for a complete mental meltdown. But Tasha has her blog, BLABBERMOUTH, as the ultimate weapon - and she's not afraid to use it. Especially when she starts to suspect that the obnoxious Jed has a guilty secret that goes far beyond his bad prose.


Mike Carey (LUCIFER, Hellblazer, Crossing MidnighT, RE-GIFTERS) teams with co-writer Louise Carey, his 15-year-old daughter, who has written the Diary of a London Schoolgirl for the website of the London Metropolitan Archive and the novel-in-progress Bethany's Words.


Aaron Alexovich contributed character designs to Nickelodeon's Invader Zim and Avatar: The Last Airbender. His first published work was the critically lauded witch tale Serenity Rose for Slave Labor Graphics. Next up he is writing and drawing the MINX book, Kimmie66.


All MINX books contain 176 pages, black and white interiors with graytones and color covers. Each title also includes previews for three other MINX books as a special bonus.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 / 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 2 HC
Written by Neil Gaiman


Art by Shawn McManus, Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Bryan Talbot, John Watkiss, Matt Wagner, Stan Woch, Colleen Doran, Duncan Eagleson, John Bolton, Malcolm Jones III, George Pratt, Dick Giordano, P. Craig Russell and Vince Locke


Cover by Dave McKean


DC Comics is proud to present the second volume of the comics classic THE SANDMAN in Absolute format! The second of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN


VOL. 2 collects issues 21-39 of THE SANDMAN and features remastered coloring on all 19 issues as well as brand-new inks on THE SANDMAN #34 by the issue's original penciller, Colleen Doran, and a host of bonus material, including two never-before-reprinted stories by Gaiman (one prose and one illustrated), a complete reproduction of the never-before-reprinted one-shot THE SANDMAN: A GALLERY OF DREAMS, and the complete script and pencils by Gaiman and Kelley Jones for Chapter Two of "Season of Mists" from THE SANDMAN #23.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 31 o 616 pg, FC, $99.00 US


MATURE READERS

THE UN-MEN #1
Written by John Whalen


Art by Mike Hawthorne


Cover by Tomer Hanuka


Breakout writer John Whalen and Eisner-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (THE EXTERMINATORS, Queen and Country) bring chilling new life to THE UN-MEN - the former SWAMP THING adversaries created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson - with a series that explores what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers.


They say the freaks come out at night. But in Aberrance, U.S.A., freaks are big business. On the board of directors sit the freakiest freaks of all - birthed in the profane laboratories of Anton Arcane - THE UN-MEN.


In this new, ongoing series - masterfully mixing gritty noir, grindhouse horror and gallows humor - an albino agent known as Kilcrop is dispatched by the government to solve the murder of a sideshow attraction called "The Gill-Boy." To uncover the truth, Kilcrop must infiltrate Aberrance, where society's most misshapen outcasts find their own kind of freedom. But with the original Un-Men in charge, Kilcrop must confront a corruption far deeper than the mysterious death of a man who breathes through his neck. And he must deal with his growing love for a one-armed, angel-winged beauty named Niko - an attraction that could prove fatal. The truth he discovers may be the secret hidden within his own outsider's soul.


Don't miss a sneak peek of THE UN-MEN in HELLBLAZER #234, shipping in July!


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS Edited by Jonathan Vankin

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 HC
Written by Neil Gaiman Cover by David McKean


Art by Sam Kieth, Chris Bachalo, Kelley Jones, and more


Reoffered to coincide with ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-20 of THE SANDMAN and features new coloring and a host of never-before-seen extra material. Also included are a new introduction by DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.


On sale August 1 o 612 pg, FC, $99.00 US


MATURE READERS o relist

AMERICAN VIRGIN #18
Written by Steven Seagle


Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg


Cover by Celia Calle


"Around the World" Part 4 of 5. Adam Chamberlain is having enough trouble trying to figure out what to do or not do with the opposite sex. So how does the third sex fit into the picture? In India, Vanessa makes a play to make time with the golden boy. Will temptation of the flesh win out?


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

ARMY@LOVE #6
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine


Loman rushes in where Flabbergast fears to tread. Showing up on Switzer's doorstep in Afbaghistan, he's intent on locating Healey's clinging wife, Allie, before Stelaphane makes her disappearance permanent.


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #10
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Eric Nguyen


Cover by J.H. Williams III


Beginning a new storyline with guest art by Eric Nguyen (SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE)! Having arrived in Tokyo, Kai falls in with the enjokosai - middle- to high-school-age girls who go on dates for money. No sex is required, and in Japan, it's completely legal. But a supernatural slasher is voicing disapproval in the bloodiest ways imaginable?


On sale August 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DEADMAN #13
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by John Watkiss


Senses-shattering series finale! Sarah finally gets some answers when she faces the men behind the twisted plot to steal her baby, and Brandon must make a grave decision that could ultimately bring him peace in the afterlife. Final issue.


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS o Final Issue

FAKER #2
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Jock


The 6-issue miniseries from Mike Carey and Jock intensifies. Freshman year of college is the ultimate time for reinvention - except when you can't physically justify why you even exist. This is the case for Nick Philo. And the only thing that reassures him that he's not going crazy is that his best friends - including the ruthless manipulator Jessie Kidby - seem to know him. Or do they?


On sale August 1 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ VOL. 3: PUBLIC WORKS TP
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


"If residents of Manhattan often feel at odds with the rest of the country, the comic book series DMZ magnifies that anxiety with its radical premise." - THE NEW YORK TIMES


Don't miss the latest volume collecting the red-hot Vertigo series from Brian Wood! In Volume 3, collecting issues #13-17, Matty severs his ties to The Liberty News and becomes a free agent. He soon finds himself in over his head as he goes undercover and infiltrates a terrorist cell determined to disrupt any and all construction sites trying to rebuild the city.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 5


128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #22
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


Concluding the 5-part "Friendly Fire." With the verdict on the Day 204 massacre hitting the headlines, the eyes of the world are once again on the DMZ. And just as tensions reach a boiling point, the military give the people of Manhattan a gift - the soldier "responsible" for it all.


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #20
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Darick Robertson & John Lucas


Cover by Philip Bond


Guest art by Darick Robertson! Faced with overwhelming odds, the Bug-Bee crew locks and loads for its apocalyptic showdown with the invading Mayan Hisser army, while in the Ocran boardroom, the newly power-mad Laura is putting together a secret army of her own.


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #64
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Aaron Alexovich Cover by James Jean


In this one-issue interlude from our sprawling Flycatcher saga, we turn our attention back to The Farm. Snow White and Bigby's cubs are turning five years old, so it's time for a celebration! But none of them are expecting the amazing present they get this year. Plus, the timelines between FABLES AND JACK OF FABLES converge in strange, unexpected ways.


On sale August 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #14
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy


Cover by Brian Bolland


"The Bad Prince," Part 3. So now Jack's the center of all stories, huh? And if the story in question happens to involve a famous sword stuck in a famous stone, it probably shouldn't surprise us that Jack gets to play the stone. But wait! How can we have the Sword in the Stone story over here in Jack, when that simple-minded janitor fellow has the same sword over in that other Fables book?


On sale August 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #235
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Lee Bermejo


"Joyride," Part 2 of 4. John Constantine's investigations into a spate of senseless attacks on a South London housing estate bring him to the attention of the estate's mysterious benefactor. But how do these events relate to the sleepy country village of Lychgate...and what terrible secret does the village hide?


On sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: THE GiFT TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco & Frazer Irving Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Collecting HELLBLAZER #207-215! One of Constantine's blunders proves disastrous for a loved one, forcing him to ally himself with the last person he would choose. The path Constantine finds himself on leads directly to Hell, where he must confront the dread demon Nergal, Constantine's longtime adversary.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US


MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #19
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Werther Dell'Edera Cover by Jock


As Wes and Ruth's plan for Blackwater draws closer to its tragic conclusion, Ruth is forced to confront the ugly secret that is her past. Atticus has some confronting to do as well - with the ornery Captain Lord, the U.S. Army, and his own blighted past. Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale August 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON TP
Written by John Ney Reiber


Art by Eric Nguyen


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


The Vertigo classic is back - with a vengeance. Wartime photojournalist Kieran Marshall must take on the mantle of Wesley Dodds' alter ego, The Sandman, to save his own life. But will donning the mask cost him his soul?


Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

SCALPED #8
Written by Jason Aaron


Art by R.M. Guera


Cover by Jock


"Casino Boogie" part 3 of 6. The man known only as Diesel may be a force to be reckoned with - which Dash Bad Horse finds out firsthand in this issue - but things weren't always easy for this wannabe Indian brave.


On sale August 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #19
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Art and cover by Liam Sharp


Part 1 of "Exodus." With Jake now leader of the temple, the resistance is ready to escape from the bondage of Fallow and his Globos, which after Dinah's magical hack have acquired a new level of power. But the modern-day Moses will not be who Jake expects. Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled. TESTAMENT will now ship on a bimonthly schedule.


Retro-resolicited; on sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

JUSTICE: SERIES 7 ACTION FIGURES
Continuing the best-selling action figure line


designed by Alex Ross!


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 9, 2008 o Action Figures o PI

Gorilla Grodd 7.25"


Aquaman 7.25"


Superman 7.25"


Green Lantern 6.25"

The new DC DIRECT
AME-COMI Girls PVC Statue line brings the distinct Japanese style of Manga to DC Comics' female heroines and their foes!

AME-COMI: BATGIRL PVC FIGURE
The BATGIRL PVC STATUE is a limited-edition, hand-painted PVC statue 9" tall. This limited edition non-articulate plastic display figure comes with a base and is packaged in a


4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23, 2008


Statue o $39.99 US

AME-COMI: CATWOMAN PVC FIGURE
The CATWOMAN PVC STATUE a limited-edition, hand-painted PVC statue is 9" tall. This limited edition non-articulate plastic display figure comes with a base and is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23, 2008 o Statue o $39.99 US

POWER GIRL 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
Feel the Power!


POWER GIRL is the newest female 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 fifth panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2, 2008


Collector figure o $69.99 US

DC ARMORY ACTION FIGURES BASED ON UNIQUE ARMOR DESIGNS FROM THE MOST POPULAR COMICS!

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 30, 2008 o Action Figures o PI

Aquaman (Armored) 7.25"


Batman (Armored) 6.75"


Flamebird 6"


Nightwing 6"

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2: WONDER WOMAN BUST
Designed by Terry Dodson


Sculpted by Jack Mathews


The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts kicks off a new year with a new series of busts designed by illustrator Terry Dodson! Wonder Woman is first in the line, followed by seven more busts in 2008: Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Silver Banshee, Wonder Girl, Catwoman and Huntress! This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts measures approximately 5.5" tall x 3.75" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a four-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16, 2008 o Bust o $49.99 US

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE
DESIGNED BY ANDY KUBERT


SCULPTED BY JON MATTHEWS


The BATMAN BLACK & WHITE line of artist-centric statues continues!


Certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Direct's collection of Batman: Black & White statues, this original creation designed by Andy Kubert presents his unique vision of the Caped Crusader. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. The statue measures approximately 6.25" tall x 7" wide x 6" deep. It features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2, 2008 o Statue o $65.00 US

INFINITE CRISIS ACTION FIGURE BOX SET
Designed by Phil Jimenez


Featuring modified versions of four of the characters from the landmark miniseries from DC Comics! This set includes battle-damaged Superman, Batman in his classic costume with a new head sculpt, Wonder Woman in her classic costume with a new deco, and Omac with additional hand accessories! This set includes a 32-page comic, and is packaged in a four-color window box.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16, 2008 o Box Set o PI

AFRO SAMURAI & NINJA NINJA STATUE FROM THE HIT SPIKE TV ANIMATED SHOW!
Sculpted by Derek Miller


This is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 10.25" tall x 10" wide x 11" deep. Includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 30, 2008 o Statue o $195 US

AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURES

Afro Samurai is the animated epic of a black samurai's hunt for the gunman who murdered his father. Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson stars as the uncompromising hero in a world that mixes traditional Japanese culture, sci-fi adventure, and modern hip-hop taste (music by famed KILL BILL composer and Wu-Tang Clan rap band leader RZA).


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-resolicited; on sale January 16, 2008 o Action Figures o PI

Kuma 7.25" h


Ninja Ninja 7" h


Afro Samurai 7.25" h


Justice 8.25" h

 
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