DC Comics Solicitations for product shipping November, 2004

Tue, August 17th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in October of 2004.

DETECTIVE COMICS #800
Written by Andersen Gabrych and David Lapham


Art by Pete Woods, Cam Smith and Lapham


Cover by Jock


Don't miss this landmark, extra-sized issue!


Following the shocking events of "War Games," Batman faces an entirely different - and dangerous - Gotham City. And with Killer Croc and the Mad Hatter on the loose, does the Dark Knight even stand a chance?


Plus, a backup story written and illustrated by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) serves as a prelude to the next epic DETECTIVE COMICS storyline, Lapham's "City of Crime!"


On sale Nov 3 o 48 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BATMAN #634
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art by Paul Lee & Brian Horton


Cover by Matt Wagner


In this "War Games" epilogue written by Andersen Gabrych (DETECTIVE COMICS) with art by Paul Lee (midnight, MASS: Here there be monsters) &


Brian Horton, several secrets are revealed about crucial moments of the monumental event! The gang war that swept through Gotham changed the landscape of the Dark Knight's world. Now Batman and Nightwing must pick up the pieces of this shattered city.


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

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #185
Written by Shane McCarthy


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Sean Phillips


Part 1 of the 5-part "Riddle Me That" - the ultimate Riddler story! Someone is using riddles in the kidnapping of an influential Gotham City doctor. But the crime is more brutal than anything the Dark Knight has experienced with Edward Nigma. Who's the madman behind it all?


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #59
Written by Robbie Morrison


Art by Charlie Adlard


Cover by Jae Lee


Fresh off his bone-cracking appearance in "War Games," Mr. Freeze returns looking to ice Gotham City once and for all! But when he & Batman end up facing death together, can they set aside their differences long enough to live?


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE TP
Written by Scott Beatty & Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez


Reoffered to coincide with BATGIRL #58, featuring a new creative team! Take a look into the action-packed origin of the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon! This volume collects the 9-issue miniseries that uncovered her transformation from citizen into super-heroine.


On sale Nov 24 o 224 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

BIRDS OF PREY #76
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Ed Benes


Cover by Jason Pearson


As the Birds rise from the rubble of "War Games" and take flight, the new story arc "Hero Hunters" begins with a bang!


And wait 'til you meet their co-pilot!


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #37
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Gulacy


Coming off the events of "War Games," Catwoman faces new dangers within her territory, both from the police and the citizens she's sworn to protect. Now, she must decide whether to carry on the fight or abandon the East End!


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #25
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Lark


Fresh off the events of "War Games," Batman has much to answer for as far as the GCPD is concerned! Akins is furious with the masked vigilante, and he's drawing a line that will change the relationship between Batman and the police forever!


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

NIGHTWING #99
Written by Devin Grayson


Art by Zach Howard & Andy Owens


Cover by Scott McDaniel & Owens


Nightwing launches in a bold new direction! In this issue, Batman confronts Nightwing about Blockbuster's death…and Dick Grayson's role in the death of Blüdhaven's biggest baddie! And where does this leave the sultry-yet-venomous Tarantula?


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

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #3
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Tim Sale


The award-winning team of Loeb & Sale send Catwoman through Italy in this noir thriller! She's a long way from home, so the Roman crime bosses decide it's time to bring a little Gotham City to her…by hiring an unexpected super-villainess to take her out!


On sale Nov 24 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, $3.50 US

ROBIN #132
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Damion Scott


Part 1 of the 4-part ROBIN/BATGIRL crossover "Fresh Blood," featuring the return of artist Damion Scott! Robin is coping with crippling personal losses, and how he deals with these heartaches will send him in an unexpected direction…and into the path of the stone-fisted Batgirl!


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

BATGIRL #58
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art and cover by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang


A new creative team debuts in Part 2 of the 4-part ROBIN/BATGIRL crossover "Fresh Blood!" In the aftermath of "War Games," Cassandra teams up with Robin to pick up the pieces. Following the events of ROBIN #132, can these crimefighting teens stop the lethal blades of Nightwing's archnemesis, Shrike?


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN SECTION

ACTION COMICS #821
Written by Chuck Austen


Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


Cover by Arthur Adams


The return of Preus, the villain from the hit storyline "Godfall!" The rogue Kandorian cop is assembling followers on Earth to declare a holy war on the Man of Steel!


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #634
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning


Cover by Gene Ha


Superman confronts the new Parasites, twins of evil with more devastating powers than the original power-sapping villain! And you won't believe who comes to Superman's aid!


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN #211
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


"For Tomorrow" Part 8 of 12 - the epic Azzarello, Lee & Williams run continues! Still reeling from his brutal encounter with Wonder Woman, Superman realizes that the deadly assassin Mr. Orr has been using the Man of Steel's clouded judgment all along. Will Superman be able to counter Orr's evil deeds? And what does a wicked new villainess have in store for Big Blue?


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #14
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesús Merino


Part 1 of the 5-part "Absolute Power!" In the aftermath of last issue's devastating battle with Darkseid, the Earth wakes up to a brand new world order - one in which Batman and Superman rule with an iron fist. Humankind has a choice: obey or die!


NOTE: This is a resolicitation. All previous orders have been cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines, Tim Sale


Cover by McGuinness


Reoffered to coincide with JLA: CLASSIFIED #1, this volume collects the first six issues of the fan-favorite series! This volume also includes a 2-page story by Loeb & Tim Sale, and a cover and sketchbook section by McGuinness!


On sale Nov 3 o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY TP
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Stuart Immonen


What's in a name? Everything, if you share it with the Man of Steel!


SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY is a 208-page trade paperback collecting the critically lauded 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries written by Kurt Busiek (JLA/AVENGERS, ASTRO CITY) with stellar art by Stuart Immonen (SUPERMAN: END OF THE CENTURY, Thor). Set in the real world, SECRET IDENTITY examines the life of a young Kansas man with the unfortunate name of Clark Kent.


All Clark wants is to be a writer, but his daily life is filled with the taunts and jibes of his peers, comparing him to that other Clark Kent - the one with super-powers. Until one day when Clark awakens to discover that he can fly…that he does in fact have super-strength! But where did these powers come from? And what's he going to do about it?


On sale Nov 3 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 1 HC
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, BATMAN) has teamed up with Wizard Magazine's Best Artist of 2003 Jim Lee (BATMAN: HUSH) & inker Scott Williams for the most anticipated storyline in the Man of Steel's history. Now the first five issues of this landmark collaboration are collected in a handsome hardcover volume!


A cataclysmic event struck the Earth one year ago, leaving millions of people gone without a trace. No one is left unaffected - not even Superman, who's left with many questions and very few answers. For a hero who tries to have all the answers, it's torture. And just as the action heats up and the stakes are raised, one huge question emerges: Just how far is Superman willing to go "For Tomorrow"?


This dust-jacketed volume, collecting SUPERMAN #204-208, also features sketchbook material and a new cover by Lee and an introduction by T'K!


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 8 o 128 pg, FC, $19.95 US

SMALLVILLE #11
Written by Dan Thomsen & Clint Carpenter


Art by Tom Derenick & Adam DeKraker


Cover by John Van Fleet


Clark burns off steam by superspeeding across the continent, and arrives in a village in the Amazon where legend says a strange visitor will save them from a creature of pure evil. Will Clark's powers be enough to save the tribespeople and get himself home safely?


On sale Nov 10 o 48 pg, FC, $3.95 US

MAJESTIC #4
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Karl Kerschl


Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


The shocking finale features the climactic battle: Majestic versus the Eradicator! Majestic just wants to get home, but the Eradicator stands in his way. And what of the Daemonite probe that followed Majestic to the DCU?


On sale Nov 3 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

DCU SECTION

JLA: CLASSIFIED #1
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


Grant Morrison, the groundbreaking writer who helped relaunch the JLA nearly


a decade ago, returns to the World's Greatest Heroes for the first story arc of JLA: CLASSIFIED! This new series tells extraordinary tales featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and all your favorite super-heroes written and illustrated by rotating teams of comics' top talent!


In the first part of a 3-part story that launches this landmark series, featuring art by the fan- favorite SUPERMAN/BATMAN team of Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines, the Ultra-Marines take the brunt of an assault by Gorilla Grodd's guerrilla-militia. But where's the JLA? Only Batman remains to sort out this mystery! See the Dynamic Forces section for a signed version!


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Mike Carlin

ADAM STRANGE #3
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Pascal Ferry


The thrilling adventures of DC's science-fiction hero heat up! Drifting helplessly in the radioactive void that once was Rann's star system, Strange is as good as dead, until he's waylaid by a Thanagarian battle cruiser! But his struggle for survival is just beginning, as he's blamed for an act of stellar genocide!


On sale Nov 24 o 3 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

AQUAMAN #24
Written by John Ostrander


Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


There's blood in the water and sharks are coming - literally! The Marauder is after secret weapons in the sunken naval bases at San Diego. Even with the aid of the Sea Devils, Aquaman will be in no shape to fend him off after an epic clash in the ocean depths!


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #6
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


The electrifying miniseries ends with a bang as the surviving Challengers fight to save the world and regain their humanity! Master storyteller Howard Chaykin concludes his epic reconstruction


of the Challengers of the Unknown in a big way. Don't miss it!


On sale Nov 10 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

A DC UNIVERSE CHRISTMAS TP
Written by Various


Art by Various


Cover by Ty Templeton


Reoffered for the holiday season! Seventeen of DC'sChristmas-themed stories from 1940 to the present day are collected in this trade paperback that makes the perfect gift for any comic-book fan!


On sale Nov 24 o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

DOOM PATROL #6
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne


The explosive conclusion of the 2-part "Robot Wars." Robotman's having a rough time surviving in the ultimate arena for malevolent machinery! Luckily he's not in it alone, as Rita, Nudge


and Grunt offer assistance of a biocentric nature!


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

FALLEN ANGEL #17
Written by Peter David


Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


In the aftermath of a vicious attack on the Fallen Angel, the people who control the shadows in Bete Noire must choose sides. The choice of who lives and who dies lies solely in the hands of the Angel, and her decisions will bring ramifications she could never imagine!


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

FIRESTORM #7
Written by Dan Jolley


Art & cover by Liam Sharp & Andy Lanning


Part 1 of a 2-part crossover with BLOODHOUND featuring guest art by Liam Sharp & Andy Lanning! Jason's past returns to haunt him when Stevie Golek's boss comes looking for answers. How will Jason's life be affected by this - and the vicious Travis Clevenger?


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOODHOUND #5
Written by Dan Jolley


Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs


Cover by Dave Johnson


Continuing the crossover with FIRESTORM #7! Will the new Firestorm learn the wrong kind of lesson from Clevenger? And what will be the shocking result when Firestorm decides their only chance for survival depends on merging with Bloodhound?


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #2
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins


Cover by Van Sciver


The miniseries continues as the JLA guest-stars! Hal Jordan searches for his next role as he pays a visit to his old airfield. But what's happening to Guy Gardner, Coast City and Kilowog? The JLA wants answers - now! See the Dynamic Forces section for a signed version!


On sale Nov 24 o 2 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

THE FLASH #216
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay


The thrilling conclusion of the 3-part "Sins of the Father," tying in to IDENTITY CRISIS! The Flash is forced to make one of the toughest choices of his life, as he comes face-to-face with Barry Allen's biggest regret. Plus, witness the fate of Linda Park. And how can Wally stop the Top?


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

GREEN ARROW #44
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks


Cover by Marcos Martín


In Part 5 of the 6-part "New Blood," Green Arrow's battle with the cruel and criminal Brick takes a terrible turn when a shocking revelation hits the household of Oliver Queen. In this stunning issue, all must come together to face an uncertain future!


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #34
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray


Something wicked is brewing at Belle Reve Prison, as forgotten foes begin arriving in St. Roch for unknown reasons! A mysterious statue from India arrives for Hawkman, bringing with it the murderous Manticore. Can Carter and Kendra stop the creature without the aid of their costumes and wings?


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Gardner Fox


Art by Murphy Anderson


Cover by Anderson


A stunning new Archive Edition collecting Silver Age HAWKMAN #1-8 (1964-1965)! This volume , which opens with Hawkman's first appearance in his own title, pits the Winged Warrior against foes old and new. Plus, an intro by cartoonist and comics historian R.C. Harvey.


On sale Nov 17 o 216 pg, FC, $49.95 US

HAWKMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox


Art by Joe Kubert, Murphy Anderson and Carmine Infantino


Cover by Kubert


Reoffered to coincide with HAWKMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC, this volume collects stories from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34-36 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #87-90.


On sale Nov 17 o 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST

IDENTITY CRISIS #6
Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by Michael Turner


The thrill-packed 7-issue miniseries by best-selling author Brad Meltzer and artists extraordinaire Rags Morales & Michael Bair builds to December's unbelievable finale!


From the very start, he's been on the case and sifting through clues. No one knows better what it's like to lose someone you love. He's the World's Greatest Detective. Now it's time for Batman to prove it.


On sale Nov 10 o 6 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.95 US

GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY - THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF HAL JORDAN SC
Written by Joe Kelly


Art and cover by Brent Anderson & Bill Sienkiewicz


The touching original hardcover graphic novel reflecting on the life and legacy of Earth's greatest Green Lantern is now available in a handsome softcover edition!


On sale Nov 10 o 112 pg, FC, $17.95 US

HARD TIME #10
Written by Steve Gerber


Art and cover by Brian Hurtt


DC Focus. High family drama lands on Ethan Harrow's bunk as his cellmate's long-lost granddaughter hits State like a whirlwind. Now Ethan's really got nowhere to run from the cellblock lunatic who can see inside his head.


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

H-E-R-O #22
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


The final battle over the H-E-R-O device! Robby Reed, failed metahuman Matt Allen and schoolgirl Andrea Allen face off against the deadly maniac who possessed the H-device. Who'll switch sides? Who'll die trying? And what's the final fate of the H-device? Final issue.


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA: ROCK OF AGES TP
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land, John Dell, and Bob McLeod


Cover by Porter & Dell


Reoffered to coincide with JLA: CLASSIFIED TP, also written by Grant Morrison, this volume collects JLA #10-15. Lex Luthor gathers a new Injustice Gang to commence his "hostile takeover" of the JLA!


On sale Nov 3 o 160 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

JLA #108
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Ron Garney & Dan Green


Part 2 of the 8-part "Crime Syndicate of Amerika!" The Crime Syndicate comes to our Earth to make sure the JLA's enemies never get the chance to wipe out their world ever again!


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

JSA: STRANGE ADVENTURES #4
Written by Kevin J. Anderson


Art by Barry Kitson & Gary Erskine


Cover by John Watson


Lord Dynamo unleashes the awesome power of his gigantic zeppelin and an army of cyborg zombies! It's a battle of lightning blasts and powers that could level New York City! And a JSA member will not only lose his claim to power, but also his closest friend.


On sale Nov 17 o 4 of 6 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #5
Written by Joe Kelly


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


Introducing a new team of terrorists: Aftermath! It's up to the Elite to infiltrate its ranks, which should be easy enough since Coldcast's brother is a member! And is that really Manchester Black, back from the dead?


On sale Nov 10 o 5 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JSA #67
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Dave Gibbons & James Hodgkins


Cover by J.H. Williams III


An IDENTITY CRISIS tie-in featuring guest artist Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN, THE ORIGINALS) and guest-starring Superman! Doctor Mid-Nite and Mr. Terrific examine Sue Dibny's corpse in search of clues to the killer's identity, and they'll be shocked at what they find!


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA VOL. 15: THE 10th CIRCLE TP
Written by John Byrne & Chris Claremont


Art by Byrne & Jerry Ordway


Cover by Byrne


The legendary creative team of John Byrne and Chris Claremont - reunited! This trade paperback collects the red-hot storyline from JLA #94-99, in which the JLA investigates a rash of child disappearances -but soon begin to disappear themselves!


On sale Nov 24 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA ARCHIVES VOL. 9 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil


Art by Dick Dillin, Sid Greene and Joe Giella


Cover by Murphy Anderson


Don't miss this Archive Edition collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #71-80 (1969-1970)! In these issues, the Black Canary joined, the new satellite headquarters was born, and more! Plus, an intro by pop culture historian William Schelly!


On sale Nov 24 o 228 pg, FC, $49.95 US

KINETIC #9
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art and cover by Warren Pleece


DC Focus. In an effort to test the limits of his abilities, Tom decides to go to the extreme and ends up shooting himself in the foot - literally! Finally, his powers are defined! Mutant healing factor? Imperviousness to bullets? Nah! All the power, but not a clue how to use it!


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

KINETIC TP
Written by Kelley Puckett


Art by Warren Pleece


Cover by Tomer Hanuka


DC Focus. Tom Morell's story unfolds in this low-priced collection featuring the first six issues of the daring and provocative title! One fateful day a power that lay dormant within Tom for years is finally unleashed - but his life isn't getting any easier!


On sale Nov 10 o 144 pg, FC, $9.95 US

MANHUNTER #4
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Jesus Saiz & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Jae Lee


Sometimes tech-wizard-turned-federal-informant Dylan Battles just wishes he could have his old life back. Well, be careful what you wish for, big guy - Manhunter's on your doorstep, and she needs someone who's a whiz at weapons repair!


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE MONOLITH #10
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Phil Winslade


The Monolith's greatest foe returns in the dramatic conclusion of this thrilling 2-part story! The streets of modern Manhattan will witness an epic battle 60 years in the making, pitting monster against monster with Alice and Tilt caught in the middle!


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

<b>OUTSIDERS: SUM OF ALL EVIL TP
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Tom Raney & Scott Hanna, Tom Derenick & Kevin Conrad, Will Conrad & Sean Parsons


Cover by Raney


The second collection of OUTSIDERS features more adventures from the unique team of super-heroes that handles threats before they become a global problem!


SUM OF ALL EVIL collects OUTSIDERS #8-15, written by Judd Winick with art by Tom Raney & Scott Hanna, Tom Derenick & Kevin Conrad, and Will Conrad & Sean Parsons, in which the Outsiders face a literal demon from Hell. Can even the extra help from Huntress, Captain Marvel Junior and Black Lightning be enough to stop this evil threat? And if that isn't enough, the return of the Fearsome Five wreaks havoc for the team!


On sale Nov 17 o 192 pg, FC, $14.95 US

OUTSIDERS: LOOKING FOR TROUBLE TP
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, ChrisCross, Sean Parsons, Ivan Reis, Carlo Barberi, Marc Campos and Norm Rapmund


Cover by Raney & Hanna


Reoffered to coincide with OUTSIDERS: SUM OF ALL EVIL TP, this volume collects OUTSIDERS #1-6 and the lead story from TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS Secret Files #1!


On sale Nov 17 o 192 pg, FC, $12.95 US o RELIST

OUTSIDERS #18
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Doug Mahnke


Part 2 of the 3-part "Most Wanted!" Aided by America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, the Outsiders confront a child slavery ring, while Grace is forced to face pieces of her troubled past.


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

PLASTIC MAN #12
Written by Kyle Baker


Art and cover by Baker


Plastic Man is undone by the strangest of foes! Enjoy the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning "Best New Series!"


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

TEEN TITANS #18
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza


Part 2 of the 3-part "Titans Tomorrow!" Face to face with themselves ten years from now, the Teen Titans make a pact that doesn't bode well for the future. Now they must find a way home, before the Titans of Tomorrow catch up with them! Plus, discover the Flash's shocking secret!


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE QUESTION #1
Written by Rick Veitch


Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards


Vic Sage - a.k.a. The Question - battles back in a mind-bending 6-issue miniseries written by Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING) with art by Tommy Lee Edwards (BATMAN: GOLDEN STREETS OF GOTHAM)!


Vic Sage is a TV journalist with an uncanny ability to break difficult stories, thanks in large part to his relentless crime-fighting campaign as the Question! But has the faceless vigilante's particular brand of harsh justice finally sent him off the deep end?


Prowling the meanest streets of his native Chicago, the trench-coated Question thinks he also walks in another world - a strange shamanic space full of shadowy dangers. When Sage hears the voice of Superman's home city of Metropolis, he answers the call. Is he crazy? That's the question.


On sale Nov 3 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

RICHARD DRAGON #7
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


A great jumping-on point for new readers as a new story arc begins with a cameo appearance by Batman! As the Bronze Tiger clings to life in a Detroit hospital, Richard Dragon is confronted by a dangerous face from his past - a past that includes training the Dark Knight himself!


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN #210
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder


Cover by J.G. Jones


It's the action-packed conclusion of "Stoned," as the Amazing Amazon faces Medousa with the whole world watching! As her deadliest foe threatens to petrify millions with a single glance, WW adopts a unique strategy - one with serious repercussions!


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

JOHNNY DC SECTION

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #3
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda & Dave McCaig


The thrilling series reflecting the great new animated show continues with the debut of The Joker! Criminals are getting caught, then disappearing - but where? When the Joker plays policeman, it's "Out-law and Dis-order" for Gotham and The Batman!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #3
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell


The action-packed new series continues! The Atom learns of an alien invasion whose entrance to our dimension is in the League's Watchtower! Can the mighty mite get a "little" help from his super friends Wonder Woman, Ice and Firestorm?


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

TEEN TITANS GO! #13
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Dave Bullock


Where wolf? There wolf! A man stricken with werewolfism enlists the aid of the Titans to watch him and make sure he doesn't trash the city. Everyone else is busy, so it looks like Beast Boy has to take care of this horror show!


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

LOONEY TUNES #120
Written by Sholly Fisch


Art and cover by David Alvarez & Mike DeCarlo


How many laughs can we pack into one issue? Raising big bucks to benefit People With No Sense of Humor, Bugs and Daffy are competing to get a million of 'em!


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

POWERPUFF GIRLS #56
Written by Robbie Busch, Frank Strom & William Messner-Loebs


Art by Christopher Cook & Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


Girls will be girls and powers will be powers in this trio of Powerpuff tales about bike racing, getting to school on time and… cooking with Mojo Jojo?


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

SCOOBY-DOO #90
Written by John Rozum, Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch


Art by Robert Pope, Dave Hunt & John McCrea


Cover by Joe Staton


Fred becomes a soap opera star and Scooby goes scuba! Plus, short solve-it-yourself mysteries!


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

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #3
Written by Ivan Velez, Sholly Fisch and Jono Howard


Art by Jono Howard, Ivan Velez, Sholly Fisch, Scott Underwood and Angus Bungay


Cover by Underwood & Bungay


Dexter sends a spaceship after his missing sock, and the Eds dream of being super-heroes! Plus, solve-it-yourself puzzle adventures featuring the twisted teams of Baboon & Weasel and Billy & Mandy!


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

BEYOND THE DCU SECTION

SPACE GHOST #1
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Ariel Olivetti


Cover by Alex Ross


It's the real Space Ghost in a way that's never been seen before anywhere - in all-out super-hero action! The cartoon hero is the star of the 6-issue miniseries SPACE GHOST, written by Joe Kelly (SUPERMAN, JLA) with stunning painted art by Ariel Olivetti (JLA: HAVEN) and painted covers by Alex Ross (JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE), that sheds light on this mysterious figure's shadowy past.


A young policeman joins an elite space force that turns out to be horribly corrupt. When his moral standards don't permit him to live a lie, our hero attempts to stop them…at the cost of his own family - and his soul!


Witness the origin of one of the most beloved super-heroes ever! See the Dynamic Forces section for a signed version!


On sale Nov 17 o 1 of 6 o FC, 32 pg. $2.95 US

ELRIC: MAKING OF A SORCERER #3
Written by Michael Moorcock


Art and cover by Walter Simonson


The thrilling miniseries continues! In this third action-packed installment, Elric embarks on another dreamquest! This time, he must complete a trial to test his worthiness for the throne of Melniboné. But once Elric has proven himself, can he wrest control from the clutches of his rival: his scheming cousin Yyrkoon?


On sale Nov 24 o Prestige Format o 3 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.95 US

MAD #448
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


It's a time for giving thanks…so let's all be thankful for another hilarious, joke-packed issue of MAD, sure to make you laugh so hard you'll spew pumpkin pie!


On sale Nov 3 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

TOE TAGS Featuring GEORGE ROMERO #2
Written by George Romero


Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Bernie Wrightson


Cult classic movie writer/director George Romero continues an all-new zombie/political satire set in the zombie world in Part 2 of the 6-part "The Death of Death!"


Professor Hoffman is kidnapped by the U.S. army and mortally wounded. Rather than saving himself, he strives to keep his undead assistant Damien "alive" in order to figure out how to save all mankind, as the power elite scheme to maintain a stranglehold on the world's riches via an army led by a zombie general named Attila!


Don't miss this horror classic as it unfolds in TOE TAGS!


On sale Nov 3 o FC, 32 pg. $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

MUSASHI NUMBER NINE VOL. 1
Written by Takahashi Miyuki


Art and cover by Takahashi


CMX. MUSASHI NUMBER NINE chronicles the fast-paced adventures of a 16-year-old super-agent who takes on assassins, terrorists and counter agents! Written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Takahashi Miyuki, MUSASHI NUMBER NINE is an action series famous in Japan for a hero who is the ultimate in cool, featuring crisp, stylishly rendered artwork and engaging storytelling.


Exotic, smart and lethal, Number Nine is a field operative for an organization committed to fighting injustice. Little is known about "Universal Blue" except that they're the last line of defense against battalions of terrorists and criminals. Even less is known about its field operatives - though it's whispered that they possess the ability to change the course of world history. And Number Nine is one of them.


In this volume, a teenaged girl is marked for death for reasons beyond her control, and Universal Blue decides to take care of her. But Number Nine runs into trouble with this headstrong client. After all, who would accept a stranger's help with the unraveling chaos of her life? The teenaged girl has a special gift - one that will save the life of an important person. But will she live long enough to deliver that gift in time?


On sale Nov 10 o 5" x 7.375" o B&W, 208 pg, $9.95 US

SWAN VOL. 1
Written by Ariyoshi Kyoko


Art and cover by Ariyoshi


CMX. One of the most famous and lauded shojo manga ever published, SWAN is Ariyoshi Kyoko's best-selling classic about a girl who strives to become a great ballerina.


Meet Hijiri Masumi, a 16-year-old about to enter her first ballet contest. The competition is fierce, and there's no telling whether she'll win, or how far her training can take her. But the great director Alexej Sergeiev invites her to join his company, and she launches her career - spending years dancing in the shadow of prima ballerina Kyogoku Sayoko. Masumi's journey takes her on a tour of the great ballet companies of Europe and America through triumph and despair as she struggles toward her goal of becoming the greatest dancer of her generation!


On sale Nov 3 o 5" x 7.375" o B&W, 200 pg, $9.95 U.S.

JUDGE DREDD: JUDGMENT DAY TP
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Peter Doherty, Dean Ormston, Carlos Ezquerra, Chris Halls and Anthony Williams


Cover by Greg Staples


2000 A.D. Get ready for a thrilling action/horror story featuring the legendary Judge Dredd, written by Garth Ennis (PREACHER) with stellar art by Peter Doherty, Dean Ormston, Carlos Ezquerra, Chris Halls and Anthony Williams!


He is a nightmare that the Psi-Judges didn't predict, and that even Judge Dredd cannot prevent. If his vile plan succeeds, the world will never be the same again. His name is Sabbat, he has the power to raise the dead…and he's already here!


While Mega-City One fights for survival, Dredd must find and terminate Sabbat. But help is coming from an unexpected source - the future mutant bounty hunter and "Strontium Dog" Johnny Alpha, hot on the necromancer's trail!


On sale Nov 3 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o B&W, 160 pg. $14.95 US

NIKOLAI DANTE: THE ROMANOV DYNASTY TP
Written by Robbie Morrison


Art by Simon Fraser, Chris Weston,


Charlie Adlard and Henry Flint


Cover by Fraser


2000 A.D. Russia, 2666 A.D.: Where a man can become a legend if he's fool enough to stake his life on it. That man is Nikolai Dante - lover, rogue and thief, son of a pirate-queen and altogether too cool to kill!


Created by Robbie Morrison (BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS) and Simon Fraser (Lux & Alby), this collection features art by Chris Weston (THE FILTH), Charlie Adlard (THE ESTABLISHMENT) and Henry Flint (Judge Dredd/Aliens).


When chance leaves him working with the Tsar's beautiful daughter Jena, Dante discovers his heritage - bio-bonding with the alien Weapons Crest, which grants him astonishing abilities. But with the new enemies he's making - much less the family he never knew about - can Dante keep his head?


On sale Nov 17 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o B&W, 192 pg. $19.95 US MATURE READERS

BY THE NUMBERS: the road to cao bang TP
Written by Laurent Rullier


Art and cover by Stanislas


HUMANOIDS. The year is 1948 and Victor Levallois is entrusted with an unusual errand: deliver a suitcase full of U.S. currency to the port of Marseilles. The suitcase is stolen and Victor finds himself bound for Saigon and the decadence, intrigue and adventure of a colonial war!


On sale Nov 17 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 112 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS

METAL HURLANT #14
Written by Jim Alexander, Adrian A. Cruz, Jean-Pierre Dionnet,


Jerry Frissen, Stéphane Levallois, Jim Macdonald, Stefano Raffaele


Art by Guy Davis, D-p, Levallois, Gerald Parel, Raffaele, Marc Riou


Cover by Raffaele


HUMANOIDS. Album cover/website artist D-p (Ludacris/Def Jam Records) brings his unique style to Metal Hurlant! And more great stories!


On sale Nov 24 o 64 pg, FC, $3.95 US o MATURE READERS

THE NIKOPOL TRILOGY TP
Written by Enki Bilal


Art and cover by Bilal


HUMANOIDS. The inspiration for creator Enki Bilal's latest film, Immortal!


Alcide Nikopol is awakened in 2023 after 30 years in suspended animation, but his body is possessed by the Egyptian god Horus, on the run from his fellow gods!


On sale Nov 10 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 176 pg, FC, $17.95 US o MATURE READERS

THE TECHNOPRIESTS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky


Art and cover by Zoran Janjetov & Fred Beltran


HUMANOIDS. In a galaxy ruled by the TechnoGuild, a boy struggles to destroy the Guild from within! The boy called Albino has only one goal: to become a member of the Technoguild and free the minds of every citizen in the galaxy or die trying - and he just might!


On sale Nov 24 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS

ROAD TO PERDITION 2: ON THE ROAD TP
Written by Max Allan Collins


Art by José Luis García-López, Steve Lieber & Josef Rubinstein


Cover by Lieber


A collection of three stories by Max Allan Collins set between the pages of the original ROAD TO PERDITION, illustrated by José Luis García-López, Steve Lieber and Josef Rubinstein!


This compact trade paperback collects the three one-shots ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION: OASIS, ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION: SANCTUARY, and ON THE ROAD TO PERDITION: DETOUR into one hefty, hard-boiled package.


These thrilling tales are set during the 6-month period in which Michael O'Sullivan and his son were on the run. In OASIS, Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, forcing him to hide out in an oasis of tranquility. The story continues in SANCTUARY, as the O'Sullivans seek a hiding place from the vicious bounty hunters


on their trail. And in DETOUR, Michael O'Sullivan is headed for a showdown with the murderous kingpin's heir whose history - and destiny - is completely entangled with his own!


On sale Nov 3 o 5.5" x 8" o B&W, 296 pg., $14.95 US

ROAD TO PERDITION TP
Written by Max Allan Collins


Art and cover by Richard Piers Rayner


Reoffered to coincide with ROAD TO PERDITION 2: ON THE ROAD. Hit man Michael O'Sullivan and his surviving son must leave their sedate home life behind and embark on a startling father-and-son journey of revenge. Featuring an introduction by Collins.


On sale Nov 3 o 5.5" x 8" o 304 pg, B&W, $13.95 US o RELIST

WILDSTORM SECTION

THE INTIMATES #1
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli,


Sandra Hope and Jim Lee


Cover by Lee & Hope


These teens are learning to save the world…one class at a time!


Welcome to the Seminary, where teenagers learn how to be super-heroes. It provides the backdrop for THE INTIMATES, a new series co-created by Jim Lee (SUPERMAN, BATMAN), with writer Joe Casey (WILDCATS VERSION 3.0, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes), and penciller Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER)! This story features art by Camuncoli & Hope with additional panels of a comic-within-a-comic by Lee.


THE INTIMATES follows the misadventures of Punchy, Destra, the Duke, Empty Vee and Sykes as they cope with a curriculum that includes Secret Identity 101, NuPhysics and even Morality Class - everything they'll need to one day become great super-heroes. But things aren't what they seem at the Seminary, which contains a dark secret even the retired super-hero faculty may be unaware of! These kids are the future of the WildStorm Universe - but right now they're late for gym class!


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Ben Abernathy

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #2
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


The red-hot new series continues! Reeling from their clash with a new super-team in Philadelphia, the Authority puts the pieces together - and comes up with more questions than answers! Plus, the Midnighter is paid a visit that could change the dynamic of the team!


On sale Nov 24 o 2 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES HC
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


ABC. The fifth volume of ASTRO CITY collects Astro City VOL. 2 #21-22, Astro City: Local Heroes #1-5 and the Astro City Special, plus the short story from DC's 9-11 Special and the promotional story done to announce the Local Heroes miniseries! Find out why this has been one of the most-honored series in comics!


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 1 o 224 pg, FC, $24.95 US

OCEAN #2
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Cover by Michael Golden


The thrilling miniseries by Warren Ellis continues! U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane investigates the situation at a research satellite orbiting the Jovian moon of Europa. What can be done about the mysterious discovery within the moon's ancient, hidden ocean?


On sale Nov 10 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #6
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


It's a major turning point for Holden Carver in an issue filled with double-crosses! Can Holden trust Miss Misery enough to bring her in on his own secret agenda - the one he's kept hidden from Tao and Lynch?


On sale Nov 24 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

THE RAZOR'S EDGE: WARBLADE #2
Written by John Ridley


Art and cover by Simon Bisley


The saga of Warblade continues in this cutting-edge new series! Reno Bryce, a.k.a. Warblade, must come to terms with the horrific ending to issue #1. How can he carry on a "normal" life in light of these new circumstances? Can he ever be a hero again?


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA #6
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


Part 1 of the 5-part "TAG," a perfect jumping-on point for this critically acclaimed political thriller by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN) and Tony Harris (STARMAN)!


As flashbacks reveal the role the National Security Agency played in the career of the super-heroic Great Machine, Mayor Mitchell Hundred makes what might be the most controversial decision in the history of New York City politics!


Plus, what's lurking in the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan, and how is it connected to Mayor Hundred?


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

WILDSTORM WINTER SPECIAL
Written by Bruce Jones, Will Pfeifer, Tom Peyer and Alan Warner


Art by Carlos D'Anda, Josh Middleton and Cary Nord


Cover by Michael Turner


A quartet of action-packed stories - starring WildStorm's favorite characters written and illustrated by some of the hottest creators in comics - come together in the WILDSTORM WINTER SPECIAL, featuring a cover by fan-favorite Michael Turner!


Tom Peyer (THE LEGION) and Cary Nord (Daredevil) team up for an Apollo and Midnighter short; Will Pfeifer (AQUAMAN) delivers a Hawksmoor adventure; a tale of Zealot by Bruce Jones and Josh Middleton (Nyx); and a story featuring one of WildStorm's most popular characters - Deathblow - by Alan Warner (Conan) and Carlos D'Anda (THUNDERCATS)!


On sale Nov 17 o 48 pg, FC, $4.95 US Edited by Alex Sinclair

DIVINE RIGHT BOOK ONE TP
Written by Jim Lee


Art and cover by Lee & Scott Williams


Reoffered to coincide with the release of THE INTIMATES #1, this trade paperback collects DIVINE RIGHT #1-7. Student Max Faraday inadvertently receives the Creation Equation, capable of tapping the limitless power of the universe. Now I.O., the Coda Sisterhood, and Cardinal Lazarus will kill for its secrets!


On sale Nov 3 o 176 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Relist

TERRA OBSCURA VOL. 2 #4
Written by Alan Moore & Peter Hogan


Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Karl Story


ABC. Shocking betrayals are revealed as the gripping


miniseries continues! Tom Strange finds his plans of reaching the mysterious craft thwarted by a most unexpected source just as the time distortions turn deadly! Pearl Harbor gets attacked again - with no warships present and civilians as the target!


On sale Nov 17 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

TOM STRONG VOL. 4 HC
Written by Alan Moore, Peter Hogan and Geoff Johns


Art by Jerry Ordway, Chris Sprouse, John Paul Leon & Karl Story


Cover by Sprouse & Jose Villarrubia


ABC. The fourth amazing collection of Tom Strong adventures is here, collecting issues #20-25 of the acclaimed series!


This volume begins with the 3-part story "Meet Tom Stone" by Alan Moore & Jerry Ordway that takes us on a parallel journey through time! Plus, revelations about Tom's past, including the introduction of a newly discovered Strong family member, Tom Strong's best pal, and the final fate of Tom's girlfriend Greta.


On sale Nov 3 o 176 pg, FC, $24.95 US

TOM STRONG VOL. 3 HC
Written by Alan Moore and Leah Moore


Art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Howard Chaykin and Shawn McManus


Cover by Sprouse and José Villarrubia


ABC. Reoffered to coincide with TOM STRONG VOL. 4 HC and WILD GIRL #1, this volume collects TOM STRONG #15-19, featuring some old favorites…and introducing some new ones!


On sale Nov 3 o 144 pg, FC, $24.95 US o Relist

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #12
Written by Alan Moore & Steve Moore


Art by Peter Bagge, Arthur Adams, Alan Weiss & Chris Weston


Cover by Adams


ABC. This final issue is an absolute classic! Alan Moore & Peter Bagge (Hate) collaborate on "The Strongs;" Jonni Future goes through the looking glass; and Young Tom Strong finally reaches the border of adulthood! Final issue.


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US

WILD GIRL #1
Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art and cover by Shawn McManus


and J.H. Williams III


Cover by McManus


ABC. Enter the world of Rosa Torez, a 13-year-old girl whose normal life with her mom and baby brother is shattered when an alarming incident forces her to make a life-changing decision!


Rosa's story is the focus of WILD GIRL, a new 6-issue WildStorm miniseries co-written by Leah Moore (Tom Strong, TOM STRONG'S Terrific Tales) & John Reppion with incredible art by Shawn McManus (THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY) and J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA)!


When Rosa discovers that she can communicate with animals, her world is turned upside down. Now she must figure out whom she can really trust, as animals and humans try to dictate what her role in this newfound life should be - because a wrong decision could destroy her family!


On sale Nov 10 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US Edited by Alex Sinclair

VERTIGO SECTION

ANGELTOWN #1
Written by Gary Phillips


Art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough


Noted crime-novelist/comic writer Gary Phillips (Shotcallerz, Midnite Mover) and artist Shawn Martinbrough (THE LOSERS, DETECTIVE COMICS) deliver ANGELTOWN, a gritty 5-issue mystery set in the sun-drenched mean streets and shadowed suites of Los Angeles. Angeltown #1 is a special 40-page issue at no extra cost!


Meet Nate Hollis - a Los Angeles-based private eye who's cool as a frozen cucumber and tougher than a box of nails. He's just landed the biggest - and possibly the last - case of his career.


When a pro basketball star - L.A.s #1 baller - mysteriously disappears after his wife is found brutally murdered, it's up to Hollis to find him and either bring him to justice or prove his innocence. However, the smooth-talking P.I. soon learns he's not the only one looking for the infamous hoopster, and must navigate between a crooked District Attorney, a ruthless and resourceful gangster, and a deadly-but-beautiful bounty hunter.


In between dishing out beat-downs and juggling two amorous career women, the ghosts of Hollis's past begin to surface. Will Hollis find the missing baller before his deadly competitors do? And will clues from this case reveal leads to his lifelong mission - to find his father's murderer?


On sale Nov 10 o 1 of 5 o 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers Edited by Will Dennis

100 BULLETS #55
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Part 4 of "Wylie Runs the Voodoo Down." After a chance encounter with a rather unassuming character, Wylie's eyes are wide-open, his mind is clear, and his sights are set on the man who did him wrong. Now he'll have to get through a certain ex-gang-banger to get to him, and she's not about to go out like a chump!


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #5
Co-plotted by Neil Gaiman & Si Spencer


Written by Spencer


Art by Dean Ormston


Cover by Frank Quitely


It's a battle on the beach as Cat's life hangs in the balance - and it all hinges on a magical underwater kiss from Tim. But if it works, will she survive Molly's jealous rage? And armed with the final key, will Zatanna be able to steal the Books of Magick in time to turn the tides of war?


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

FABLES #31
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


During the long, chilly fall, Snow White's motherhood begins in earnest and her relationship with Bigby comes to a crossroads in a way that alters many lives. New jobs and apartments are handed off in Fabletown as Boy Blue makes a fateful decision. And a severed head spills its guts once more.


On sale Nov 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

HELLBLAZER #202
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


"Reasons to be Cheerful," Part 1 of 4. John Constantine's three illegitimate children are back - only this time, they're going after John's few remaining friends and loved ones. Can an aged and exhausted Constantine match three beings born with all of the Hellblazer's magical talents but with the hearts of demons?


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o Mature Readers

HUMAN TARGET: LIVING IN AMERIKA TP
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by Cliff Chiang


The second collection of VERTIGO's gripping, Harvey-nominated series (reprinting #6-10) follows Christoper Chance across America.


From the wages of sin and redemption in Boston; to the remnants of '60s radicalism in the mid-West; to a favor to a friend in Los Angeles, Chance comes face-to-shifting-face with the religion, politics, and anything-but-casual sex.


On sale Nov 3 o 128 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Mature Readers

HUMAN TARGET: STRIKE ZONES TP
Written by Peter Milligan


Art and cover by Javier Pulido


Reoffered to coincide with HUMAN TARGET: LIVING IN AMERIKA, this volume collects the first five issues of the acclaimed series. Christopher Chance has left L.A. for New York City, but his strange career as a professional assassin decoy continues to blur the boundaries between illusion and reality, leaving him uncertain about who he really is - and how much that matters.


On sale Nov 17 o 128 pg, FC, $9.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

HUMAN TARGET #16
Written by Peter Milligan


Art by Cliff Chiang


Cover by John Watkiss


The conclusion of "The Second Coming." Slipping dangerously deeper into the identity of Paul James - the supposed New Messiah - Chance promises to raise the dead before a TV audience. But with a vengeful father and church elders scheming in the shadows, will people be witnessing a miracle or a martyrdom?


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

LUCIFER #56
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Part 1 of a 2-part storyline. While the fates of Lucifer and Elaine hang in the balance, Mazikeen and Lilith enjoy their long-awaited reunion. Lilith reveals where she went after Ibriel's death, and who she met in the void beyond Creation. But she keeps the biggest secrets 'til last - and her honesty comes with a high price.


On sale Nov 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o Mature Readers

THE LOSERS: DOUBLE DOWN TP
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Jock and Shawn Martinbrough


Cover by Jock


Collecting issues #7-12 of the groundbreaking, Eisner-nominated VERTIGO series, THE LOSERS: DOUBLE DOWN finds the Losers on the trail of the mysterious Max, the phantom CIA agent who's not supposed to exist and yet has tried to kill them all.


The trail leads them to the island of Montserrat, and then under the tons of volcanic ash that have blanketed their target villa. But the Losers aren't the only ones digging around - and they may end up being buried themselves.


On sale Nov 10 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o Mature Readers

THE LOSERS: ANTE UP TP
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock


Reoffered to coincide with THE LOSERS: DOUBLE DOWN TP, this volume collects the first six issues of this hard-hitting crime/espionage series. Once an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, the Losers served the CIA until they stumbled across a secret they couldn't ignore. The CIA tried to kill them, but they're about to learn that it takes more than one try to eliminate the Losers.


On sale Nov 17 o 160 pg, FC, $9.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

THE LOSERS #18
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock


Part 3 of the 4-part "The Pass," featuring interlocking cover images. The Losers face the battle of their lives in the mountain fortress of an Afghan warlord. When their CIA handler tries to call the shots, they're tempted to scrap the mission, but that would mean abandoning a group of Afghan children to a fate worse than death. For these five American soldiers, life will never be the same.


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

SWAMP THING #9
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


New regular writer Joshua Dysart (Violent Messiahs, THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT) debuts with "Love in Vain," Part 1 of 4. Swamp Thing's long-forgotten act of kindness toward a young girl unleashes a hellish disaster. When the girl, now grown, performs a clumsy juju ritual to summon her "swamp spirit," she gives Hell's most dangerous soul the escape route to Earth he's been waiting for.


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

SGT. ROCK: BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE SC
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Joe Kubert


Brian Azzarello's critically acclaimed project with comics legend Joe Kubert comes to softcover. This World War II tale puts Sgt. Rock in the midst of a murder mystery behind enemy lines. When four German prisoners of the Easy Company are slaughtered, Rock must find the killer and keep his men alive.


On sale Nov 24 o 144 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Mature Readers

THE WITCHING #6
Written by Jonathan Vankin


Art by Leigh Gallagher & Dan Green


Cover by Tara McPherson


On the run from the law and other weird forces, Elsa takes refuge in a creepy roadside motel that proves anything but a safe haven. Meanwhile, maiden-to-be Sook makes a decision that will affect the rest of her life, and Elsa performs a magical ritual that will point Congressman Fleming's career in a new direction.


On sale Nov 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

Y: THE LAST MAN - SAFEWORD TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra, Goran Parlov & José Marzán, Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


The fourth collection of the acclaimed Vertigo series, Y: THE LAST MAN - SAFEWORD reprints issues #18-23 of writer Brian K. Vaughan's and artist Pia Guerra's dynamic series. As the Last Man on Earth and his companions continue to head West, the story takes a detour into the psychological.


In the care of a fellow Culper Ring member, Yorick Brown is forced to confront his tremendous feelings of survivor guilt that lead him to constantly put his life in danger. Once on the road again, the group runs up against a literal roadblock in Arizona, where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government.


On sale Nov 17 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o Mature Readers

Y: THE LAST MAN - ONE SMALL STEP TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra, José Marzán, Jr., and Paul Chadwick


Cover by J.G. Jones


Reoffered to coincide with Y: THE LAST MAN - SAFEWORD TP, this volume collects issues #11-17 of the critically acclaimed series. A Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down from the International Space Station carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male?


On sale Nov 17 o 168 pg, FC, $12.95 US o Mature Readers o Relist

Y: THE LAST MAN #28
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


"Ring of Truth" Part 2 of 5. As Yorick fights for his life, Dr. Mann and


Agent 355 attempt to figure out why he survived the plague and whether the mystical Amulet of Helene played any role. This issue features an 8-page preview for the new monthly series TRIGGER, offered in next month's Previews!


On sale Nov 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.95 US o Mature Readers

DC DIRECT SECTION

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

<b>BATMAN MINI-STATUE
Designed by Jim Lee


Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


A new ministatue edition of the highly sought-after, sold-out, full-size Batman Statue based on the story "Hush," designed by Jim Lee and sculpted by Tim Bruckner. Part of DC Direct's popular mini-statue line, this limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain miniature statue measures approximately 6" tall x 4" wide x 4 3/8" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 2 o Mini-Statue o $39.95 US

CATWOMAN PIN-UP STATUE
Designed and sculpted by Tim Bruckner


A new line of statues from DC Direct begins! Catwoman has been sexy in every era, from her debut in 1940 to today. This beautiful statue, designed and sculpted by Tim Bruckner, captures the Golden Age Catwoman in a classic "pin-up" pose. This first in a series of limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statues measures approximately 7.375" tall x 6" wide x 4.375" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 23 o Statue o $89.95 US

VERTIGO: DEATH MINI-BUST
Designed by Kevin Nowlan


Sculpted by Barsom


She is the bright and perky divider of the living from all that comes before and all that must come after. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-bust of Death measures approximately 5.75" tall x 1.75" wide x 1.625" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 23 o Mini-bust o $45.00 U.S.

VERTIGO: DESPAIR MINI-BUST
Sculpted by Kevin Nowlan


Sculpted by Barsom


Reoffered to coincide with the VERTIGO: DEATH MINI-BUST, this limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-bust measures approximately 5 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide x 2 3/8" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


On sale Nov 3 o Mini-bust o $45.00 U.S. o RELIST

BATMAN ORNAMENTS BOXED SET
Reoffered in time for the holiday season, this set features two stunning resin ornaments. The first is a powerful portrayal of the Caped Crusader (measuring approximately 3 1/2" long), and the other is the universally recognized black-and-yellow Bat-symbol (measuring approximately 2 5/8" wide). Packaged in a 4-color window box.


On sale Nov 3 o Ornaments Set o $24.95 U.S. o Relist

GREEN LANTERN HAL JORDAN STATUE
Sculpted by Barsom


Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES, this is a limited-edtion, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 12" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


On sale Nov 3 o Statue o $195.00 U.S. o RELIST

GREEN LANTERN: HAL JORDAN POWER BATTERY BOOKENDS
Reoffered to coincide with the GREEN LANTERN SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES, this limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain set of bookends includes a full-color certificate of authenticity. Each side measures approximately 8 1/4" tall x 3 1/2 wide x 4 1/2 deep and are packaged together in a 4-color box.


On sale Nov 3 o Bookends o $125.00 U.S. o RELIST

GREEN LANTERN: SERIES 1: HAL JORDAN ACTION FIGURE
A new series of stunning Green Lantern Action Figures is here!


The most revered member of the Green Lantern Corps, test pilot Hal Jordan became Earth's first - and possibly greatest - Green Lantern! DC Direct celebrates his return to greatness with this new action figure that features his redesigned costume and look debuting in the red-hot miniseries GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver!


The Hal Jordan Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a display base. Packaged in a blister card measuring 11.5" H x 4.125" W x 2.75" D.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 16 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

GREEN LANTERN: SERIES 1: BLACK HAND ACTION FIGURE
The villainous Black Hand, one of Hal Jordan's deadliest foes, is being reimagined in this new series to reflect the evolution of his dark energy-stealing powers! His Power Rod is gone, but he's still able to steal the energy of the Green Lantern-but at what cost to himself? The BLACK HAND ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and includes a display base. Packaged in a blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 16 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

GREEN LANTERN: SERIES 1: KILOWOG ACTION FIGURE
The alien Kilowog was recruited into the Green Lantern Corps as a protector of the planet Bolovax Vik, and was killed by his former friend and ally Hal Jordan. Recently ressurected, Kilowog will play a key role in the re-formation of the Green Lantern Corps. The KILOWOG ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and includes a display base.Packaged in a blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 16 o Action Figure o 7.25" H o PI

GREEN LANTERN: SERIES 1: GANTHET & GUARDIAN ACTION FIGURES
Ganthet was for a time the last surviving Guardian of the Universe, the ancient species responsible for creating the Green Lantern Corps. With the return of Hal Jordan, the Guardians will reach even greater heights with their awesome powers! This set includes two figures with different head sculpts. These figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Packaged in a blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 16 o Action Figures o 4.3" H each o PI

GREEN LANTERN: SERIES 1: PARALLAX ACTION FIGURE
Following his descent into madness and the destruction of his beloved Coast City, Hal Jordan became the maniacal villain Parallax! The PARALLAX features multiple points of articulation and includes a display base. Packaged in a blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale Mar 16 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

Retailers please note Green Lantern: Series 1: HAL JORDAN, PARALLAX, BLACK HAND, KILOWOG ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master case assortments. The Ganthet & Guardian Action Figure Set is only available to retailers in inner and master case assortments. The BATMAN MICROMAN ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in master case assortments. These figures are available outside Japan exclusively through DC Direct. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

BATMAN MICROMAN: BATMAN/BATGIRL FIGURE 2-PACK
Two great Batman action figures in one terrific set, offered exclusively outside Japan through DC Direct! These figures include character-specific accessories and feature 25 points of articulation, seven accessory ports, and are packaged intheir authentic Japanese packaging (4C blister).


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 8 o Action Figures o 4" H o PI

BATMAN MICROMAN: CATWOMAN FIGURE
The sexy CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE features 25 points


of articulation and seven accessory parts. This figure includes character-specific special equipment and is packaged in its authentic Japanese packaging (4C blister).


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 8 o Action Figure o 4" H o PI

BATMAN MICROMAN: BATMAN FIGURE
DC Direct continues its exclusive Japanese imports with the BATMAN MICROMAN figures from Japanese toy giant Takara!


The Full Action Body 4" figures features 25 points of articulation and seven accessory ports, and is packaged in its authentic Japanese packaging (4C blister), ball joints and 180 degrees of freedom make these figures as poseable and lifelike as the human body!


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 8 o Action Figure o 4" H o PI

BATMAN MICROMAN: FLIGHT GEAR BATMAN FIGURE
BATMAN takes flight in this super-poseable figure by Takara, imported exlusively by DC Direct! This figure includes character-specific accessories and features 25 points of articulation and seven accessory ports, and is packaged in its authentic Japanese packaging (4C blister).


Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 8 o Action Figure o 4" H o PI

The BATMAN MICROMAN FIGURES are also sold singly, but at a higher price than the assortment price. These figures are limited. If orders exceed inventory, orders will be allocated. Master Cases are limited to only 2000 Master Cases. Additional LIMITED quantities of the figures will also be available as singles.

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