DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping December, 2007

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COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #21-18
Story by Paul Dini


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


21 script by Sean McKeever and art by Jesus Saiz


20 script by Adam Beechen and art by Dennis Calero


19 script by Tony Bedard and art by Carlos Magno


18 script by Sean McKeever and art by Al Barrionuevo


Covers by Karl Kerschl


Karate Kid meets an all-new/old OMAC at the Command D bunker! Jimmy Olsen crosses paths with Mister Miracle! Mary Marvel is taken to Paradise Island! One of the Rogues becomes a real drag! Things are changing for the Monitors! And?at long last?Ray Palmer!


Plus, more DC villains origin backup stories, including Granny Goodness and Sinestro!


The COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS continues!


COUNTDOWN 21 on sale December 5 o COUNTDOWN 20 on sale December 12 COUNTDOWN 19 on sale December 19 o COUNTDOWN 18 on sale December 26 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN: ARENA #1-4
Written by Keith Champagne


Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


Covers by Andy Kubert


Variant covers by Dale Eaglesham


Get ready for COUNTDOWN: ARENA - a 4-issue weekly event written by Keith Champagne (JSA) with art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens (GREEN ARROW) that pits the DCU's greatest heroes against themselves!


The villainous Monarch begins the last chapter of his campaign against the Monitors, combing the entire Multiverse to enlist the most powerful - or deadly - heroes and villains from throughout existence to join his army. The abducted must battle one another in Monarch's specially constructed Arena, where only the strongest will survive to join his battle against


the Monitors.


Carefully selected from worlds throughout all 52 universes, including characters from SUPERMAN: RED SON, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, JSA: LIBERTY FILES, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NAIL, and TANGENT, among many others, three versions of each hero will walk into the Arena, and only one will walk away. Welcome to


THE ARENA, where Monarch's only rule is to survive at all costs.


Retailers please note: Each issue of COUNTDOWN: ARENA will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


#1 on sale December 5; #2 on sale December 12; #3 on sale December 19; #4 on sale December 26 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #4
Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges


Cover by Mario Alberti


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia


Kent Nelson, feeling sorry for himself, falls off the wagon and into despair?which would be miserable enough for an obscure, powerless infividual - but Kent possesses the helmet and identity of Doctor Fate! Plus, a shocking new development in the life of Eclipso - unlike everything you've seen in a DC series before!


On sale December 19 o 4 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #5
Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray


Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreiro and Fabrizio Fiorentino


Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Animal Man and Starfire vs. San Diego! Adam Strange vs. Rann! Forerunner vs. herself!


On sale December 26 o 5 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER: RED SON #1
Written by Alan Burnett


Art by Travel Foreman


Cover by Killian Plunkett


At the height of the Cold War, the Challengers find themselves teamed with freedom fighter Batman against the Soviet President, Superman! The Challengers must choose between the life of a friend and the survival of the Multiverse.


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

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER: SUPERWOMAN/BATWOMAN #1
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Randy Green Cover by Ryan Sook


In a world of gender-reversal, an army of Greek warriors led by Wonder Man march against Washington and the JLA! The Challengers must battle to find Ray Palmer and to stop the Multiverse-spanning war.


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK #3
Written by Bill Morrison


Art by Scott Shaw! & Al Gordon


Cover by Shaw! & Morrison


The 3-issue miniseries concludes! The Zoo Crew's world has been made completely untenable - a colossal disaster! Can Boa's Ark save the population? Plus, the villain behind the villains: Starro the Conqueror!


On sale December 12 o 3 of 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #3
Written by Frank Tieri


Art by Liam Sharpe & Rob Hunter


Cover by Sharpe


A Countdown tie-in! The fate of the Multiverses hang in the balance as Lord Havok and his Extremists are confronted with Monarch's startling offer?will it be too good to refuse? Or will it ignite an already explosive situation? Plus, readers get an in-depth look into the origin of the savage Extremist known as Tracer.


On sale December 26 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SALVATION RUN #2
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong


Who will end up as leader of the pack? Joker? Lex Luthor? One of the Rogues? Is there any chance of escape? Each issue brings some closer to control?some closer to conscription?and others closer to death!


On sale December 12 o 2 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BAT LASH #1
Written by Peter Brandvold & Sergio Aragones


Art by John Severin


Cover by Walter Simonson


Variant cover by Severin


Will he save the West - or ruin it? Acclaimed Western novelist Peter Brandvold (Rogue Lawman, .45-Caliber Deathtrap) teams up with Bat Lash co-creator Sergio Aragones (Groo, MAD) to answer that question as BAT LASH begins! This 6-issue miniseries recounts the origin story of the most unusual cowboy of them all as young Bat Lash braves a corrupt sheriff and a greedy rancher just to woo a rancher's lovely daughter. With interior art by the legendary John Severin (DESPERADOES) and beautiful covers by Walter Simonson, BAT LASH is a classic Western high adventure made fresh and exciting for today!


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Walter Simonson, retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by John Severin). See the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale December 12 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #3
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Cliff Chiang


Variant cover by Chiang


Black Canary and Green Arrow conclude their mission on Paradise Island and are stunned to find out what's really been going on there - and just who's been behind the kidnapping of their missing friend!


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Cliff Chiang, retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a different cover by Chiang). See the Previews Order Form for more information.


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

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3
Written by Tony Bedard


Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert


Cover by Eric Battle & Art Thibert


Batman's dual loyalties are tested as the Outsiders and the Justice League clash over SALVATION RUN - but the Outsiders' underground work has already brought an architect of the Run over to their side!


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

CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #3
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Matthew Clark


Cover by John Van Fleet


Renee Montoya returns to Gotham as The Lesson of Greed comes to light. But when the Penguin attempts to auction off a copy of the Crime Bible, the Question will find herself battling the Batwoman for the elusive Black Book of the Dark Faith!


On sale December 26 o 3 of 5 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #3
Written by Frank Tieri


Art by J. Calafiore & Jack Purcell


Cover by Calafiore


This issue has it all: Scarecrow confronts Penguin! The Riddler reveals Nightwing's secret! A surprise attack on the Iceberg Lounge! Matches Malone vs. Mr. Zsasz - to the death! All this plus guest appearances by Robin, Oracle and the Ventriloquist!


On sale December 26 o 3 of 9 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #4
Written by Jim Starlin


Art and covers by Starlin & Matt Banning


Orion, Mr. Miracle and Superman break into the Forever People's hideaway - only to make a shocking discovery! Meanwhile, Metron continues to investigate the mystery surrounding the deaths of the New Gods?and Mr. Miracle undergoes a startling transformation!


On sale December 26 o 4 of 8 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BOOSTER GOLD #5
Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz


Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund


"52 Pick-Up" continues! Booster Gold has been tasked with preventing the origins of the world's greatest heroes from unraveling. Next up is his greatest challenge yet: preventing one of the most horrific wrongs that's ever befallen a hero in the DC Universe. Leaping into the pages of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, Booster attempts to stop a tragedy that he discovers never should've happened - the Joker shooting and paralyzing Barbara Gordon, Batgirl. Plus, what dark secret is Rip Hunter keeping from Booster?


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

INFINITY INC. #4
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by Max Fiumara & Matthew Southworth


Infinity Inc. reunites to take on the existentialist mind-sucking creature named Kid Empty! But tensions quickly arise as to who will lead the team, just as the murder of yet another Everyman Project teenager may give them a key to victory. Plus, a new face appears on the scene, with familiar powers and murderous intent.


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

METAMORPHO: YEAR ONE #5-6
Written by Dan Jurgens


Covers by Kevin Nowlan


Art by Mike Norton & Jesse Delperdang


The origin of Metamorpho concludes! After saving the world from destruction, Metamorpho meets the world's mightiest heroes, the Justice League. When they offer him a spot on the team, will it finally be an opportunity for the misfit element man to fit in?


Issue #5 on sale Dec. 5; issue #6 on sale Dec. 19 o 5 & 6 of 6


32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUICIDE SQUAD: RAISE THE FLAG #4
Written by John Ostrander


Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs


Cover by John K. Snyder


The new Suicide Squad is fully revealed! And the hits just keep on coming as Amanda Waller unveils her latest strategy for controlling the troops: a big dose of Chemo with a dash of Firestorm!


On sale December 12 o 4 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE #5
Written by Peter J. Tomasi


Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy


Cover by Mahnke


Black Adam comes closer to retrieving one of the final pieces of Isis's magical amulet, but even he can't contemplate how far a secret group would go to bring his bloodshed to an end.


On sale December 12 o 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN #5
Written by Keith Giffen


Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


Plague vs. Batman! Famine vs. Superman! War vs. Wonder Woman! Oolong Island vs. the risen dead! And Death vs. everybody! All this, plus the Doom Patrol and a cliffhanger you'll never forget!


On sale December 26 o 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Renato Arlem


Cover by Dave Johnson


The Doll Man War begins! Plus, Red Bee's daring escape from a government lab. And if that's not enough...the return of Neon the Unknown!


On sale December 26 o 4 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #169
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Freddie Williams II


Cover by Andy Kubert


Part 5 of the 7-part "Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul!" Robin goes off the deep end as the temptations of Ra's al Ghul prove too strong to resist! Will Nightwing take his big brother role to heart and try to drag Tim off the ledge? Guest-starring Batman, Damian and Talia al Ghul.


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

NIGHTWING #139
Written by Fabian Nicieza


Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher


Cover by Adam Kubert


"The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul," Part 6 of 7, guest-starring Damian and Talia al Ghul! Is this the Nightwing vs. Robin battle that we've all been dreading? Meanwhile, Ra's moves one step closer to his goal at Nanda Parbat - but will Batman and crew arrive too late?


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

DETECTIVE COMICS #839
Written by Paul Dini


Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher


Cover by Simone Bianchi


The startling climax of "The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul"! A secret surrounding Ra's' lineage is revealed! Everything comes to a head at Nanda Parbat as Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Damian face off against the eternal might of Ra's al Ghul!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #672
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion


Cover by Daniel


The Gotham Police HQ is taken over by the mysterious Third Batman who begins to kill cops, working his way towards Jim Gordon as he tells his tale and waits for his prize: the life of the Dark Knight, in exchange for the lives of the precinct cops. What dark secret from Batman's past lies behind the creation of the Impostor Batmen? Guest starring Bat-Mite!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SIMON DARK #3
Written by Steve Niles


Art and cover by Scott Hampton


More of the background behind Gotham City's newest guardian is revealed! Will Simon be embraced by the neighborhood once he rids the streets of a serial killer?or is he compelled to remain an outsider?


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

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #12
Written by Michael Green


Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd


The last laugh in the Joker's first meeting with his hated nemesis Batman sets the stage for the lunatic war these two icons of tragedy and comedy/good and evil are fated to fight for years to come! Do not miss the final chapter of "Lovers and Madmen."


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

CATWOMAN #74
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


The new blood in Gotham City plans to wipe Catwoman off the streets! The only way to prove herself to the crime lords of Gotham is to pull off an impossible heist - before her cold-blooded counterpart does!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ALL STAR SUPERMAN #10
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant


Cover by Quitely


Nothing can stand against the Man of Steel! The 2007 Eisner Award Winner for "Best Continuing Series" keeps getting better when the new issue of ALL STAR SUPERMAN explodes!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #860
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal


Cover by Frank


Variant Cover by Steve Lightle


The reintroduction of the original Legion of Super-Heroes continues with Part 3 of "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes!" Shocked by the reasons for the Legion's disbanding and the state of the United Planets, Superman embarks on a quest to find the one Legionnaire who may hold the key to saving the future: Brainiac 5. But a bizarre group of Legion enemies is hot on Superman's tail, and they'll do whatever they must to stop him - even if he's their greatest hero. Plus, whatever happened to Lightning Lass and Timber Wolf?


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Steve Lightle). See the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #671
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Peter Vale & Jesus Merino


Cover by Brad Walker & John Livesay


Superman faces an army of insect warriors and Lana Lang is missing in "Insect Queen," Part 1 of 3! It all sets the stage for the debut of an updated take on a classic figure from the past! Plus, parenthood ain't easy - and something's up with Chris Kent. Can Lois handle it, or will growing pains spell trouble for Lois, Clark, and all of Metropolis? Featuring guest art by the sensational Peter Vale (SUPERMAN #659)!


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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #44
Written by Michael Green


Art and cover by Shane Davis & Matt Banning


The Search for Kryptonite begins as Michael Green (HEROES) and superstar artist Shane Davis begin a 6-part saga in which the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight undertake the impossible task of recovering all the Kryptonite on Earth!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #24
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder


Supergirl's pursuit of a deadly new interstellar menace takes a sharp turn when she's confronted far from Earth with the ghost of Krypton! What new revelations from Kara's past will come to light as she pieces together her missing memories and seeks her true purpose?


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

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #10
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art and cover by Chris Batista & Cam Smith


Part 3 of 3! After Superman's fateful first encounter with The Forever People - and Darkseid - the Man of Steel finds himself trapped as a prisoner on New Genesis, with only one way to escape. It's battle of the titans as Superman faces off against Orion!


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

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #18
Written by Gail Simone


Cover by Ladrnn


Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott


Things go from bad to worse as the Department of Metahuman Affairs, led by field agent Diana Prince, declares Ivy Town under Martial Law! Even worse, the mind-altering new villain, the Ruffian, wants both the Atom and Wonder Woman dead! Can the combined power of the Tiny Titan and the Amazing Amazon stop this crisis?


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

BLUE BEETLE #22
Written by John Rogers


Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque


The Blue Beetle's family and friends are targeted by an all-out supervillain assault - so why's he abandoning them in their darkest hour by leaving Earth?


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #113
Written by Sean McKeever


Cover by Stephane Roux


Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood


New series writer Sean McKeever (TEEN TITANS) debuts with an issue guest-starring Superman! A high-tech hazard threatens the streets of Metropolis, and a mob boss recently "promoted" is to blame. As the Birds lose control of the situation, Metropolis's other hero warns Oracle about her future in the City of Tomorrow.


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #9
Written by Mark Waid


Art by George Prez & Bob Wiacek


Cover by Prez


The Book of Destiny's been opened, but look who's come spilling out?the Metal Men! The Blackhawks! The Newsboy Legion! And the new Atom and Hawkman team!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: THE ATOM 80-PAGE GIANT #1-2
Written by Gerry Conway


Art by Alan Lee Weiss, Arvell M. Jones and others


Covers by Ryan Sook


Thrill to the adventures of Ray Palmer in these two giant-sized Specials! Issue #1 collects stories from SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11-12, and #2 features material from #13-14 (1977).


Issue #1 on sale December 5 o Issue #2 on sale December 19


80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

THE FLASH #235
Written by Mark Waid and John Rogers


Art by Daniel Acua and Doug Braithwaite


Cover by Acua


Even getting a WMD built in five minutes won't stop an alien invasion, so what's the Flash's next trick? Plus, the backup feature "Fast Life" reveals Wally West's first visit to the world known as Planet Flash!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #21
Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann


Art by Chris Samnee


Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky


The sensational 2-part story "Mademoiselle Marie" begins! Long before World War II, a legendary French spy network was born - and now a kidnapping in Africa has turned the Mademoiselle Marie legacy against its latest standard-bearer, the Black Queen's Knight!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #26
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Mike McKone & Andy Lanning


Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Setting the stage for the Green Lanterns' role in FINAL CRISIS comes Part 1 of "The Alpha Lanterns," a new story arc written by Geoff Johns with art by Mike McKone (TEEN TITANS)! Who are the Alpha-Lanterns? What bizarre cosmic surgery have they undergone? And how will they affect the future of the Green Lantern Corps?


In the aftermath of the Sinestro Corps War, the Green Lanterns are undergoing an unprecedented reconstruction and reinvention, and the controversial Alpha-Lantern project is in full effect.


Meanwhile, with Sinestro's true machinations for his war revealed to Earth's prime Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, debate rages across Oa as lines are drawn and crossed, new bonds are formed, and old ones broken.


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19
Written by Peter J. Tomasi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


The pieces of the Sinestro Corps War are still falling as Guy is finally reunited with his lost love, Ice! And as Kyle Rayner tries to start his new life as a Green Lantern, Sinestro rings continue to empower new and deadlier forces in space.


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

GREEN LANTERN/SINESTRO CORP SECRET FILES #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Sterling Gates


Art by Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, J.G. Jones, Patrick Gleason and Joe Prado Cover by Reis & Oclair Albert


For the first time ever, the secrets of the Book of Oa and the Book of Parallax are revealed in short stories looking at the past, present and future of the Corps! This 64-page Special features new tales of both the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps!


In store December 19 o 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #11
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose


Cover by Alex Ross


Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose


"Thy Kingdom Come" explodes as Jakeem Thunder returns! The Justice Society reaches out to the next wave of legacy heroes: the new Mr. America, Judomaster, Amazing Man and more! Plus, another face familiar to the Kingdom Come Superman makes his presence known.


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 Alex Ross), retailers may order 1 copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose). For more information, please see the Previews Order Form.


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16
Written by Dwayne McDuffie


Art and cover by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas


Lightning strikes again as a Flash returns! Where's this Flash from?and what is she doing on our Earth?


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #48
Written by Mike W. Barr


Art by Randy Green & Andy Owens


Cover by Julian Lopez & Bit


The conclusion of the Justice League's conflict with the Weaponers of Qward?who are battling the JLA with the team's own weapons!


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

JLA CLASSIFIED #49
Written by Andrew Kreisberg


Art and cover by Paulo Siqueira & Amilton Santos


With the JLA away from Earth on a dire mission in space, the wives and loved ones of the heroes gather to support each other when at any moment any individual in the room could be left alone forever.


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #33
Written by Junior Thomas


Art by Staz Johnson & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Scott Kolins


It's Christmas in the DCU, and Alan Scott will be learning all about the Ho-Ho-Horror of the holidays from the immortal Vandal Savage! But in order to save the life of a child, Alan will to sacrifice his own happiness - as well as his daughter!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A DC universe CHRISTMAS TP
Written and illustrated by various


Reoffered in time for the holidays, this book of holiday mirth, heroes and villains alike enjoy and endure the Christmas season. Collecting 17 tales from over the last 60 years, starring Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Flash, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.


On sale December 5 o 154 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

JONAH HEX #26
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini


Featuring art by Giuseppe Camuncoli (CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON)! The trail of a quartet of criminals lands Hex in the middle of a family that will defy the imagination and turn the stomach!


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

SHADOWPACT #20
Written by Matt Sturges


Art and cover by Phil Winslade


Nightmaster learns some new tricks while trapped in the Nightshade Dimension - and the full extent of his powers has yet to be revealed! Plus, the Blue Devil fights an army of wizards but gets help from a most unlikey source - one from back in the Day of Vengeance!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #37
Written by Jim Shooter


Art and covers by Francis Manapul & John Livesay


Celebrate a bold new era for the Legion of Super-Heroes with the return of writer Jim Shooter and the debut of new series art team Francis Manapul (Witchblade, Tomb Raider) & John Livesay (THE FLASH)!


Several Legionnaires find themselves in mortal peril as the universe is faced with a frightening and mysterious alien threat. Plus, in the absence of longtime team captain Cosmic Boy, the Legion seek new leadership, only to find themselves under the the shaky and uncertain control of...Lightning Lad?


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two interlocking covers by Frances Manapul, one featuring the left half of the art above (Cover A) and one featuring the right half of the art above (Cover B), that are separately orderable. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #13
Written by Gail Simone, Glen Gold and others


Art by Michael Golden, Eduardo Risso and others


Cover by Darwyn Cooke


Many elements define the Spirit, but one of the more glamorous is definitely his femmes fatales! In this special issue, featuring spectacular stories from some of the industry's finest creators, discover a bevy of deadly new beauties!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #54
Written by Sean McKeever


Art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Hunter


Conner, Bart and the other Titans of Tomorrow have planted the seed that will ensure their totalitarian future comes to pass. All that remains is to eliminate those who would oppose them. Watch out, Ravager! Watch out, Supergirl! And most definitely watch out, Blue Beetle!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER GIRL #4
Written by J. Torres


Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill


The mystery of who's hunting Wonder Girl and Hercules is dragged into the light! But Wonder Girl's about to get some unexpected "help" in the form of a face from her past?


On sale December 12 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #15
Written by Gail Simone


Art by cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


The stunning "Circle" story arc ratchets to a new level of intensity as Wonder Woman's acclaimed new creative team deliver never-before-revealed secrets of Diana's origin! Who tried to assassinate her on the night of her creation? Special Agent Diana Prince may not live to find out, as she faces a brutal Captain Nazi alone, unable to use her powers. And the re-forming army of the Society of Super Villains hunts her mother on Paradise Island! You've never seen a Wonder Woman like this!


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

BATMAN: FALSE FACES HC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Scott McDaniel, Scott Kolins, Rick Burchett, Marcos Martin, Karl Story, Mark Pennington and others


Cover by McDaniel & Andy Owens


Don't miss this hard-hitting volume from award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA, Y: THE LAST MAN, Lost), collecting Batman #588-590, Detective Comics #787, Wonder Woman #160-161 and Batman Gotham City Secret Files!


In the first of these tales of the DCU, Bruce Wayne adopts the guise of Matches Malone - the seedy identity he uses to infiltrate the Gotham underworld. But when Matches is shot, it's up to Batman to determine what really happened?and how Scarface is involved! Plus, in other stories, Batman takes on the Mad Hatter, and Wonder Woman and Donna Troy square off against Clayface!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 6 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

OUTSIDERS/CHECKMATE: CHECKOUT TP
Written by Judd Winick and Greg Rucka


Art by Joe Bennett, Matthew Clark, Eddy Barrows and others


Cover by Clark & Art Thibert


Collecting the explosive crossover from Checkmate #13-15 and Outsiders #47-49! The DCU's top spies throw down with the DCU's most troublemaking hero team as Checkmate hunts the Outsiders!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by Arnold Drake


Art and cover by Bruno Premiani


The World's Strangest Heroes return in this volume collecting THE DOOM PATROL #106-113 (Sep. 1966-Aug. 1967)!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 27 o 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2: THE LIGHTNING SAGA HC
Written by Brad Meltzer and Geoff Johns


Art by Ed Benes, Shane Davis, Dale Eaglasham, Jim Lee, Adam Kubert, George Prez, and others


Cover by Michael Turner


Two of DC's most prominent super-teams join forces in this stunning hardcover volume collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and #8-12 and Justice Society of America #5-6! In the wake of "The Tornado's Path," the JLA has discovered the existence of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the present. With the help of the JSA, Superman and his team must track down all seven Legionnaires to discover why these heroes of the future have traveled back in time!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 13 o 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

JLA: KID AMAZO TP
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Howard Porter


Collecting the acclaimed story by Peter Milligan and Carlos D'Anda from JLA CLASSIFIED #37-41! Professor Ivo and Amazo have hatched an unusual experiment that just might mean the downfall of the Justice League - but could their experiment turn on them?


Meet the robot Amazo's only child: Kid Amazo!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

JLA: THE HYPOTHETICAL WOMAN TP
Written by Gail Simone


Cover by Garca-Lpez


Art by Jos Lus Garca-Lpez, Sean Phillips and Klaus Janson


Writer Gail Simone and legendary artist Jos Lus Garca-Lpez send the JLA to an emerging nation torn by revolution in this volume collecting JLA CLASSIFIED #16-21! Who - or what - is the Hypothetical Woman that enables the dictatorial General Tuzik to create his own twisted League Against Justice?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: THE WEDDING HC
Written by Tony Bedard, J. Torres, Judd Winick and Dwayne McDuffie


Art by Paulo Siquiera, Tom Derenick, Mike McKone, Amanda Conner, and others


Cover by Ryan Sook


Celebrate the superhero wedding of the year with this amazing hardcover collection that includes BLACK CANARY #1-4, the JLA WEDDING SPECIAL, the BLACK CANARY WEDDING PLANNER and the GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL! Before the nuptials can take place, The League of Assassins tracks Black Canary to Star City in an effort to liberate the child, Sin, they believe to be the DCU's next greatest assassin. Luckily, Black Canary has other plans for Sin's abilities and future! Then, the fun unfolds in the most unexpected way possible!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 20 o 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 1 HC
Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons


Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis,


Patrick Gleason and others


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this hardcover volume featuring the best-selling Green Lantern 21-22, Green Lantern Corps 14-15, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1!


Sinestro's army of fear has gathered: Arkillo! Karu-Sil! The Cyborg-Superman! And hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen! Hal Jordan has overcome great fear throughout his life, but what fear still lingers inside him? Parallax knows, and Hal's about to be reminded as he leads Earth's Green Lanterns on a life-or-death rescue mission in the middle of this war. Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Universe find dissent within their ranks as a bizarre prophecy is fulfilled.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 20


160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

INFINITE CRISIS TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Phil Jimenez, George Prez, Jerry Ordway,


Ivan Reis, Andy Lanning and others


Cover by Jimenez


The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 - a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS - is now available in an amazing softcover collection!


OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's the DCU's darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe...at any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again!


This exhaustive volume contains every cover and variant produced for the project, annotations, character designs, excerpts from scripts, unused scenes, and much more!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 o 264 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 2 TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Lee Moder and Dan Davis


Collecting issues #0 and #9-14 of the series that launched superstar writer Geoff Johns's career! Don't miss these early adventures of Courtney Whitmore teaming as the Star Spangled Kid with her stepfather before she became Stargirl of the Justice Society!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 o 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 1 TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Lee Moder and Dan Davis


Reoffered to coincide with JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-8 of the series that introduced Courtney Whitmore and launched the career of fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns!


On sale December 5 o 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US o Relist

MANHUNTER VOL. 4: UNLEASHED TP
Written by Marc Andreko


Art by Javier Pina, Fernando Blanco, Brad Walker and others


Cover by Arthur Adams


Collecting issues #24-30 of the acclaimed MANHUNTER series written by Marc Andreyko! Manhunter Kate Spencer takes on her biggest case yet with Wonder Woman as the client, but the stakes are higher than anyone knows! Is the Amazon princess guilty of murdering Max Lord?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 o 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

SUPERMAN: REDEMPTION TP
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza


Art by Walter Simonson, Carlos Pacheco and others


Cover by Al Barrionuevo


Collecting Superman #659 and #666 and Action Comics #848-849! The Man of Steel travels to hell and back in this collection of stories that touches on the supernatural side of Superman.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 o 112 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS VOL. 2 HC
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino


The epic storyline from fan-favorites Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino concludes in this volume collecting SUPERMAN #662-664 and #667-668! The Man of Steel defends Metropolis from harm, but now he faces a dilemma: Are his heroics only making things worse? It all leads to a brawl between Superman and Arion of Atlantis miles beneath the Atlantic! But can Superman's Kryptonian might stand up to the magic of a sorcerer? And what will the outcome of the battle mean for the fate of the world?


Advance-solicited; on sale February 27 o 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

TALES OF THE NEW GODS TP
Written by Mark Evanier, John Byrne, Walter Simonson, Jeph Loeb and others


Art by Steve Rude, Byrne, Simonson, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Arthur Adams, Erik Larsen and others


Cover by Walter Simonson


Don't miss this new volume featuring the greatest New Gods stories by a Who's Who of all-star creators! Recognized as one of Jack Kirby's greatest creations, the New Gods now play an integral role in the DC Universe. Rediscover the classic tales of young Scott Free, Darkseid, Orion and more in this softcover collecting stories from Mister Miracle Special, Jack Kirby's Fourth World #2-20, and Orion #3-4, #6-8, #10, #12, #15, #18-19! Plus, a never-before-published short story by writer Mark Millar with art by Steve Ditko & Mick Gray!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHADOWPACT VOL. 2: CURSED TP
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Steve Scott, Tom Derenick, Scott Hampton and others


Cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher


Collecting issues #4 and #9-13 of writer Bill Willingham's SHADOWPACT! Thrill to a day in the life of Blue Devil, an encounter with Etrigan the Demon, the formation of a new team roster and more in this action-packed, magic-filled volume!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TANGENT COMICS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Karl Kesel, John Ostrander, Chuck Dixon and Dan Jurgens


Art by Sean Chen, Klaus Janson, Matt Haley and others


Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Conrad


Collecting more of DC's Tangent titles, presenting a group of strange new heroes with very familiar names! This volume includes TANGENT COMICS: JOKER, NIGHTWING, BATMAN, SECRET SIX and DOOM PATROL.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Bob Haney and Dennis O'Neil


Art by Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo and others


Cover by Jim Aparo


A second volume collecting the greatest Batman team-ups of the Silver Age, from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88-109!


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

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 3 TP
Written by Gardner Fox


Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others


Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson


A third gigantic black-and-white volume collecting 1960s adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37-60!


Retro-solicited; on sale December 12 o 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jack Miller, Bob Haney and others


Art by Ramona Fradon, Nick Cardy, Howard Purcell and others


Cover by Nick Cardy


More 1960s adventures of the master of the sea! This volume collects stories from Aquaman #7-23, World's Finest #130-133, #135, #137 and #139 and THE Brave and the Bold #51!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

b>SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Haney, Leo Dorfman and others


Art by Mike Sekowsky, Neal Adams, Gil Kane and others


Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson


Don't miss this massive volume collecting stories from Batman #184, 192, 227, 229-231, 234-236, 239-242, 244-246, 248-250, 252, 254, Detective Comics #386, 390, 394-395, 398-403, 445, 447, 450-451, Jimmy Olsen #91 and 111, Justice League of America #50 and 91-92, Teen Titans #14, Brave and the Bold #83 and #100 and World's Finest #195 and #200!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 o 512 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #40
Written by Jai Nitz


Art by Adam Archer


Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill


The Riddler's on the rampage, trying to prove himself as the cleverest person in all of Gotham City! Can Batman outwit the Master of Riddles before Gotham burns?


On sale December 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #40
Written by Ben McCool


Art by Dario Brizuela


Cover by Zach Howard


The Justice League's shadows are missing! Only Zatanna and Dr. Fate know how to fight such terrible magic, but they're in over their heads!


On sale December 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #9
Written by Scott Beatty Cover by Alexander Serra


Art by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill


An ancient legacy catches up with Brainiac 5 when he learns the terrible secret of his great-great-grandfather, Brainiac 1?one of Superman's greatest enemies! To make it up to him, Brainy takes him on a trip to his home planet's past, but an unexpected detour to the Phantom Zone could mean disaster for the Legion's future!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #50
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Nauck


The Titans hit the big 5-0! When Robin's out of commission, it's up to the rest of the team to gather everyone and anyone who's ever been a Titan to help save the day!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #20
Written by Robbie Busch


Art by Min S. Ku, Scott Cohn and Dan Davis


Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo


Ben has found the place of his dreams: a fan convention! But he just might end up being the main event!


On sale December 12


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #40
Written by Robbie Busch


Art by Stephanie Gladden, Mike Kazaleh, Scott Neely and Phil Moy


Cover by Gladden


As the reigning Game Master of Foster's, Bloo promises to exhibit fairness and good sportsmanship? NOT! Plus, Camp Lazlo and the Eds!


On sale December 26


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #157
Written by Frank Strom, Jesse Leon McCann and Sam Agro


Art by by Leo Batic, Neal Sternecky, Mike DeCarlo and others


Cover by Scott Gross


Bugs and Daffy are on a quest to capture proof of that most elusive creature: the Yeti!


On sale December 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

b>SCOOBY-DOO #127
Written by Greg Thompson, Ivan Velez and Darryl Kravitz


Art by Robert Pope, Karen Machette and Vince Deporter


Cover by Scott Neely


The holidays are a time for family, for giving and, of course, receiving?the scare of your life!


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #485
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Ring in the holidays with the greatest humor mag of all time!


On sale December 5 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #20
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


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


On sale December 12 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

ZOMBIE FAIRY VOL. 1


Written and illustrated by Daisuke Torii


CMX launches an exciting new era of manga with its first Flex Comix title!


Flex Comix is a joint venture between DC Comics and Flex Comix, a Japanese company that creates exciting, original manga for web, mobile phones and print.


In ZOMBIE FAIRY, a boy named Aoto brings a family heirloom - a coffin - to a Japanese TV show to determine its worth. Suddenly, a 400-year-old Chinese girl named Chun-Ai pops out of the coffin. In a trance-like state, she becomes violent and super-strong and trashes the studio. After she emerges from her trance and calms down, Aoto decides he has no choice but to bring her home, where his quirky family agrees to take her in. But they soon find themselves in over their heads - Chun-ai is quickly joined by a friend from the past, and then they find themselves in the middle of a deadly battle with a giant, raging tiger spirit.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 5" x 7.375" o 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 1


Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka


CMX. Get in at the start of a new CMX series from the creator of I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE! Freshman Kei has one thing on her mind: getting into the apartment of Kanzaki, a fellow classmate. She's searching for something she lost there two tenants ago. This strange connection begins a friendship between two students who have each suffered their own separate trauma. Can Kei and Kanzaki help each other get over the secrets that are tearing them apart? CMX will cross-promote this title with Tokyopop, who will be launching V.B. Rose - another Banri Hidaka title - the same month.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

CANON VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Chika Shiomi


CMX. It's all-out action in this thrilling series finale! The battle lines are drawn as Canon faces her true enemy. She's determined not to let anyone else die?unless she's the one who takes the fall. The powerful Glenn takes her on, but Rod forbids him to kill her, leading to a fateful rift between the vampire allies. And does Canon still have a chance to regain her humanity?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 o 5" x 7.375"


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

CIPHER VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita


CMX. A case of mistaken identity puts Siva in an unwanted confrontation with a dangerous figure from Cipher's drug-using past. Meanwhile, the twins' friend Anise struggles with her feelings for Cipher, who's still seemingly happy with his life in L.A. After making a shocking offer to Siva and getting turned down, she decides it's time to go to the west coast and bring Cipher back to New York.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 o 5" x 7.375"


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

I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka


CMX. Is Kazuha seriously thinking about becoming a hairdresser, or is she only considering it because it's Sugimoto's career and represents a way to get closer to him? Meanwhile, there's trouble at home when her brother, Chizura, starts hanging out with the wrong crowd. Sugimoto steps in to try to help the troubled Chizura, but his advice might just lead to a serious rift between Kazuha and Sugimoto.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 o 5" x 7.375"


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

GON VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka


CMX. Gon frolics with some watery friends until a school of piranha tries to put the bite on him - but they're the ones who will feel the pinch. Later, Gon leads a pack of baby wolf cubs to seek revenge against a vicious tiger for the death of their mother. Then get ready for some far-out fun in the forest, as Gon and friends consume massive quantities of mushrooms!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 5" x 7.375"


148 pg, B&W, $5.99 US o TEEN

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba


CMX. The battle is on, as the Peacock agency finds itself under attack by rival Yasuoka Productions. The ambitious Noriko Kano is ready to use any means necessary to put her agency back on top, even if it means exploiting a relative of Peacock's star client Ayaori Mashiba. Peacock's President will have to draft novice agent Yukari into this battle to have a shot at winning this war.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 19 o 5" x 7.375"


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

VARIANTE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Iqura Sugimoto


CMX. Agents from Aethos - a mysterious, government-linked corporation - want to use the power of Aiko's demon arm to fight the deadly creatures known as Chimeras, whose attacks on the civilian population are increasing. But Sudo, the agent who has befriended Aiko, isn't so happy about this development. In helping them to defeat this enemy, is she becoming an even greater threat herself?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 o 5.5" x 8"


178 pg, B&W, $12.99 US o MATURE

PRESENTS VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Kanako Inuki


CMX. Kurumi's travels bring her to a meeting with none other than Santa Claus! But it's a darker St. Nick than you've ever seen. This not-so-Jolly old elf has been cursed with the power to see the future of the children he visits - and for those who will grow up to be killers, he dispenses his own rough justice.


Then Kurumi goes head to head with another legendary figure:


the Grim Reaper himself!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 o 5.5" x 8"


208 pg, B&W, $12.99 US o MATURE

STORMWATCH PHD: ARMAGEDDON #1
Written by Christos Gage


Art by Leandro Fernandez & Francisco Paronzini


Cover by Mike McKone


John Doran is taken to a post-apocalyptic WildStorm Universe by the Wildcats' Void. The horror that's befallen his beloved New York City is devastating...but he'll be even more astonished to see what StormWatch - and Jackson King - have become!


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

WILDCATS: ARMAGEDDON #1
Written by Christos Gage


Art by Talent Caldwell


Cover by Mike McKone


The final chapter of Armageddon is here, as Void takes the Coda warrior Nemesis to the post-apocalyptic future to see what became of the Wildcats. She quickly discovers Los Angeles is a very different and far more dangerous place as she fights her way toward the HALO building...and the horror outside can't match what she finds inside!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #33
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark


Cover by Harris


In the shocking conclusion of his globetrotting adventure to Vatican City, superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred learns that religion and politics can be an explosive mix.


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

THE AUTHORITY PRIME #3
Written by Christos N. Gage


Art and cover by Darick Robertson


The Authority and StormWatch Prime face the gravest danger of all: a secret weapon from Midnighter and Apollo's past. But what could be so deadly, so unexpected that not even Midnighter could have seen it coming?


On sale December 26 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE PROGRAMME #6
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by C.P. Smith


America's retaliation against the enigmatic and powerful Russian Dolls was a complete failure. Now there will be deadly consequences, as it brings the Dolls' war against America to its shores! The end begins!


On sale December 19 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MIDNIGHTER #14
Written by Keith Giffen


Art by Jon Landry


Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Midnighter's hometown has been overrun by a private firm of professional superhero fascists?which sounds like Midnighter's idea of a good time...


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

GRIFTER AND MIDNIGHTER TP
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford


Cover by Benjamin


Grifter and Midnighter - two of the WildStorm Universe's titans - come together in this explosive volume collecting the miniseries by Chuck Dixon (Nightwing, Detective Comics) and Ryan Benjamin (TEEN TITANS)! These desperate, burned out, hair-trigger bad boys are set on a collision course that will either save the planet?or destroy it.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

GEN13 #15
Written by Simon Oliver


Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci


The kids' New York City adventure continues as they each make friends at a phenomenally rapid rate - except for Caitlin! Her paranoia is growing the longer they stay in the city, as she's becoming convinced she's being followed. And then there's that handsome stranger who keeps popping up everywhere. Is she losing her mind?


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

WILDSTORM FINE ARTS SPOTLIGHT ON GEN13
Written by various


Cover by Jim Lee


Art by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes and others


WildStorm Fine Arts casts the spotlight on Gen13! In addition to eye-popping art by series creators Jim Lee and J. Scott Campbell, this special includes trading card artwork by Adam Hughes, classic covers from Lee Bermejo and Adam Warren, and even a few treats from the BOOTLEG series!


On sale December 5 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #3
Story by Jeff Katz


Written by James Kuhoric


Art by Jason Craig


Cover by Eric Powell


The madness continues! Freddy manipulates Jason into battling Ash for the Necronomicon?and if Jason gets it, Freddy will once more be free to wreak havoc! Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.


On sale December 26 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

WETWORKS VOL.2 TP
Written by Mike Carey and J.M. DeMatteis


Cover by Portacio


Art by Whilce Portacio, Richard Friend, Joel Gomez and Trevor Scott


Collecting issues #6-12 of the all-new WETWORKS series! The classic Wetworks team is reunited - but they're up against a united front of Earth's vampires, mutated into even stronger forms! Plus, Mother-One is suddenly gripped by a mysterious - and deadly - illness. And only Ab-Death holds the answers!


Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

WETWORKS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike Carey


Cover by Portacio


Art by Whilce Portacio and various


Reoffered to coincide withWETWORKS VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-5 plus the two short stories that reintroduced the Wetworks team to the Wildstorm Universe! Original team leader Dane assembles a new team to continue the fight against vampires, werewolves and other nasty creatures in order to keep the world safe.


On sale December 5 o 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #2
Written by Walter Simonson


Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope


Covers by Jim Lee and Samwise Didier


Now battle-tested, Rehgar's gladiators head to Dire Maul where they will square off against the reigning champions, the Gor'Dok Ogres! The mysterious fighter begins to unravel his past, but lucky for him and his unlikely elvish allies, he doesn't need his memories to fight to the death!


Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. Cover A is by Blizzard Art Director Samwise Didier, and Cover B is by Jim Lee. Please see the Previews Order Form for more details.


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NORTHLANDERS #1
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Davide Gianfelice


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Variant cover by Adam Kubert


Christian/Islamic conflict. Technological revolution. Fear of the end of the world. Sound familiar? It should. But it's not the world of 2007?it's the world of Europe, circa 1000 AD. The world of Brian Wood's brand-new monthly series, NORTHLANDERS.


Following the red-hot success of one of last year's most critically-acclaimed books, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS is a fresh take on Vikings. NORTHLANDERS tells the epic tale of Sven, an exiled Viking prince who's been living the decadent, high life in Constantinople - the 11th century's answer to Las Vegas - but now must return to the desolate lands of his birth in the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his vast inheritance. Intending only to take his money and run, he finds more than he bargained for as his former family and friends are enslaved at the hands of Gorm, his ruthless uncle. What follows isnot only a bloody quest to free his people, but also a young man's struggle to discover where he belongs in a rapidly changing world?and what awful sacrifices it will take to make a Prince into a King.


NORTHLANDERS has all the cool, modern sensibilities audiences have come to expect from Wood (DMZ, Demo, Supermarket) mixed with the bloody action of 300 and Gladiator. Joining Wood on this epic journey is outstanding newcomer artist Davide Gianfelice and acclaimed cover artist Massimo Carnevale (Y: THE LAST MAN).


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Massimo Carnevale), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Adam Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


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

INCOGNEGRO
Hardcover


Written by Mat Johnson


Art by Warren Pleece


Cover by Stephen John Philips


Writer Mat Johnson (HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE), winner of the prestigious Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction, constructs a fearless graphic novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a disturbing exploration of race and self-image in America, masterfully illustrated with rich period detail by Wareen Pleece (THE INVISIBLES, HELLBLAZER).


In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could "pass" among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going "incognegro."


Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald barely escapes with his life after his latest "incognegro" story goes bad. But when he returns to the sanctuary of Harlem, he's sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi.


With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay "incognegro" long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother - and himself. He finds that the answers are buried beneath layers of shifting identities, forbidden passions and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 6 o 136 pg, 6.875" x 9", Black-and-white, $19.99 US, MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #22
Written by Steven T. Seagle


Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg


Cover by Celia Calle


"69," Part 3 of 4. It's a dysfunctional family reunion as Adam reunites with a member of his family that he never knew. How Mamie and the rest of the Chamberlain clan will react will come as a shock, that will leave one member literally reeling.


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

ARMY@LOVE #10
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine


Loman and Flabbergast are suddenly the ultimate odd couple. Switzer's two lovers find themselves in close quarters for a secret off-the-books mission to locate Allie. Already married to Healey, she's enjoying her honeymoon with Batsukh, blissfully unaware that the monstrous Mother of Mountain is about to destroy their romantic idyll forever.


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #14
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia


Cover by J.H. Williams III


Stranded in the backwater island of Idzumu, Kai's only hint on how to continue his quest is a mysterious religious ceremony. Meanwhile, Toshi is hot on his trail, and won't let anything stop her from her target, especially not Kai's new friend Loretta.


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #26
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


The object of Matty Roth's affection - independent media correspondent Kelly Connolly - returns to the DMZ, only everything's no longer sweetness and light since Matty hooked up with Zee.


On sale December 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #68
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


"The Good Prince," Part 8. Flycatcher's new kingdom of Haven continues to be a thorn in the Emperor's side, and the maddened Emperor simply will not have it. He has a war to prepare and can't be distracted by a small-time upstart within the boundaries of his own empire. No more fooling around then. It's time to send in the empire's most elite troops against Fly and his ragtag band of revolutionaries.


On sale December 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #18
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges


Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy


Cover by Brian Bolland


Who is the mysterious Bookburner? What is Paul Bunyan doing with big pants? When will Jack ever learn? Where is the lost city of gold? Why does Hillary Page have a piece of eggshell in her brassiere? Answer these questions and you'll be able to write a textbook newspaper article about this thrill-soaked issue!


On sale December 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #24
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas


Cover by Philip Bond


Original series artist Tony Moore returns for a stand-alone issue! Stretch and Henry draw a plum assignment aboard a cruise ship. But their working vacation turns to watery weirdness as they battle an infestation of skull-busting butterflies in a below-decks dungeon catering to passengers' most twisted fantasies.


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

DOOM PATROL VOL. 6: PLANET LOVE TP
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Richard Case, Stan Woch and others Cover by Brian Bolland Legendary writer Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN) finishes his fractured remake of this 1960s misfit super-team in this volume collecting DOOM PATROL #58-36 and DOOM FORCE SPECIAL #1. Along the way, the Doom Patrol must face new challenges: Danny the Street meets his cosmic destiny, the bizarre hero known as Rebis battles the Candlemaker, and Crazy Jane attempts to find her place in the world.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

EL DIABLO TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Danijel Zezelj


Cover by Tim Sale


Collecting the hard-hitting Western miniseries by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS) and artist Danijel Zezelj (LOVLESS). Small-town sheriff Moses Stone is running from his past, and from something even worse: the legendary El Diablo, a relentless, violent gunman who has unearthed the skeletons in Stone's closet. Is El Diablo a man on a mission, or is he a spirit of atonement avenging the ghosts of the past?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 o 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

FAKER #6
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Jock


Trying to find their way back to civilization, Jessie and her friends are pursued through the freezing Minnesota wilds towards a final confrontation with their tormentors -not to mention themselves. All they want is their old college lives back - but as Nick comes face to face with his true nature, and Jessie with her ruthless past, that's the one thing that isn't on the table. Don't miss the riveting conclusion to this miniseries!


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

FIGHT FOR TOMORROW TP
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Denys Cowan & Kent Williams Cover by Jo Chen


Collecting the miniseries by Brian Wood (DMZ) and artist Denys Cowan telling tale of a young Buddhist monk turned kung fu street brawler. Kidnapped as a boy, Cedric Zhang - raised to fight in competitions - formed a bond with Christy, a young nurse. When she disappears with no explanation, Cedric immerses himself in the violent NYC underworld in an effort to locate her, finding himself back in the s horrible world he spent his life trying to escape.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #239
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A rag-tag band of refugees struggle to make the perilous journey from war-torn Sudan to the United Kingdom. They know not all of them will live to see their final destination, but they are willing to make any sacrifice to ensure their precious cargo reaches the hands of the blond-haired man known only from a dream: the Laughing Magician...


On sale December 19 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

PRIDE OF BAGHDAD SC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art and cover by Niko Henrichon

"Engaging." - Time


"Prescient." - Playboy, Best of 2006

The startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events arrives in a stunning new softcover edition. In his award-winning work on Y: THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA (one of Entertainment Weekly's 2005 Ten Best Fiction titles), writer Brian K. Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world. Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. The experience is made all the more evocative by the lush, spectacular artwork of Niko Henrichon.


In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation - can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity?


Advance-solicited; on sale January 2


136 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #21
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Werther Dell'Ederra


Cover by Marcelo Frusin


"Blackwater Falls" concludes! It's the day of the wedding that the town of Blackwater has been anxiously awaiting, and Ruth Cutter has a special gift for the bride and groom.


Will she be able to deliver it before she's finally found out?


On sale December 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SCALPED #12
Written by Jason Aaron


Art by John Paul Leon


Cover by Dave Johnson


As the first year of SCALPED comes to its dramatic conclusion, we spend a night with Dash Bad Horse - the reservation's resident bad-ass - as he lays out his hopes and dreams, his fears and darkest secrets, and his plan for staying alive throughout the turmoil.


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

UN-MEN #5
Written by John Whalen


Art by Mike Hawthorne


Cover by Tomer Hanuka


The brain-rattling conclusion to the debut story arc, "Get Your Freak On." Cranius goes prime-time on the premier of "American Freak." But his reality show takes an unreal turn when the creeping flesh of Damien Kane makes an unscheduled guest appearance. And Kane has just one thing on his mind: vengeance against The Un-Men.


On sale December 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #3
Written by Si Spencer


Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart


Cover by Sean Phillips


England's coolest underground investigators continue to crack occult cases. When his ex-girlfriend's father gets the beatdown of a lifetime behind bars, it's up to Morrison and his gambler's cunning to protect him. But when the tables are turned, it's Morrison that needs far-from-divine intervention.


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

BATMAN VS. THE JOKER STATUE
Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews


FIRST IN A SERIES OF STATUES FEATURING BATTLES BETWEEN NOTORIOUS NEMESES!

Featuring work by some of DC Direct's premiere sculptors, this new line of statues featuring classic confrontations begins with a battle between notorious enemies Batman and The Joker.

Sure to be two of the most talked about characters this year, Batman and The Joker are depicted here in a classic scenario: Batman fights to prevent The Joker from escaping Arkham Asylum!

BATMAN VS. THE JOKER is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 14" tall x 7" wide x 8" deep. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 14, 2008 o Statueo $195.00 US

NEW TEEN TITANS: SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES
Based on the art of George Perez

One of the most popular Teen Titans storylines of all time appears in 3-D, with female assassin Terra infiltrating the Teen Titans as a spy for Deathstroke (seen here without his mask), thus threatening the lives of Robin, Jericho, and the rest of the team! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; On sale May 21, 2008 Action Figures o PI

DEATHSTROKE 6.75"


TERRA 5.75"


ROBIN 6.125"


JERICHO 6.25"

SMALLVILLE: Series 2 ACTION FIGURES

Over the course of this phenomenal series, fans have witnessed the roots and growth of the world's greatest superhero. Now, DC Direct presents the birth of the world's greatest Superhero team, Smallville style! Grab a moment of the episode entitled "JUSTICE," where some of Earth's greatest heroes come together for the first time!


Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) sends out for reinforcements and Impulse (Bart Allen), Aquaman (Arthur "AC" Curry) and Cyborg (Victor Stone) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp's secret lab.


During a break-in at the LuthorCorp facility, Bart is captured and tortured by Lex Luthor, and Clark rushes in to rescue him - but is felled by meteor rock. Chloe contacts Oliver for help, and the newly formed team springs into action.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 7, 2008 o Action Figures o PI

IMPULSE 6.625"


GREEN ARROW 6.75"


CLARK KENT 6.75"


AQUAMAN 6.75"


CYBORG 6.625"

BIZARRO 13" Deluxe Collector Figure
BIZARRO is the newest addition to DC Direct's line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume, dons a "Bizarro #1" medallion, has an extra set of hands, and includes a display stand. Includes a display stand and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.


Advance-solicited; on sale May 28, 2008 o Collector figure o $69.99 US

AVAILABLE SOON!


Robin - 2/6/08 - JUL07 0319


Power Girl - 1/2/08 - JUN070288


Batgirl - 11/21/07 - APR070280


Batman (Classic) - 11/21/07 APR070279

AVAILABLE NOW!


Nightwing - FEB070373


Martian Manhunter - OCT060314


Superman (Classic) - AUG060302


Shazam! - JUL060262


The Flash - JUN060270


Aquaman - MAY060243


Two Face - FEB060360

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: HEROES Poster
Art by Alex Ross


From the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12


Advance-solicited; on sale May 21, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VILLAINS Poster
Art by Ian Churchill


From the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13


Advance-solicited; on sale May 21, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US

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


Sculpted by Jim Maddox


The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the addition of Terry Dodson's Batwoman bust! This crime-fighting partner of Batman appears here standing atop a gargoyle base and ready to throw the batarang clutched in her fist. This Batwoman Bust measures approximately 5.5" tall x 3.5" wide x 2.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; On sale May 7, 2008 Bust o $55.00 US

AVAILABLE now!:


2007: Series 1 Designed by ADAM HUGHES


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: POWER GIRL JUN060280


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: ZATANNA AUG060310


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL OCT060315


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BIG BARDA DEC060324


WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: DONNA TROY FEB070375

COMING SOON!:


2008: Series 2 Designed by Terry Dodson


Women of the DC Universe: Wonder Woman - 1/16/08 JUN070301


Women of the DC Universe: starfire - 3/19/08 AUG070361


Women of the DC Universe: Cheetah - 4/2/08 SEP070311

 
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