DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping June, 2005

Mon, March 14th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

DC Comics has provided CBR News with their solicitation text and cover images for comics and product shipping in June of 2005.

DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA'S AL GHUL #1
Written by Devin Grayson


Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Gulacy

Prepare yourself for an exploration into the past of one of Batman's greatest foes - Ra's al Ghul - by writer Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING) and artists Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN) in this 2-part Prestige Format miniseries! Imagine a world in which no one dies - not from accidents, murders, or natural disasters. It sounds idyllic, but just because no one can die doesn't mean they shouldn't die. Ra's al Ghul has left a world filled with miserable, self-aware, reanimated corpses for the Batman to deal with. And when Gotham City's hospitals, homes and streets begin filling with the undead, the Dark Knight is the only one with a chance to discover the secret behind their continued animation. In order to do so, he must discover Ra's al Ghul's centuries of secret world travels!


On sale June 15 o Prestige Format o 1 of 2 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Nachie Castro

YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW #2
Written by Bruce Jones


Art by Sean Murphy


Cover by Zach Howard


The explosive conclusion of the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries revealing everything you wanted to know about the Scarecrow's origin…but were afraid to ask! While Batman and Robin race to learn the identity of Gotham's newest villain, the Scarecrow continues his murderous revenge spree. The clock is ticking - and more than one life hangs in the balance!


On sale June 22 o Prestige Format o 2 of 2 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #807
Written by David Lapham and Scott Beatty


Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and Jeff Parker


Cover by Lapham


In Part 7 of the 12-part "City of Crime," the Dark Knight must rely on stealth to catch an invisible foe! But can even Batman infiltrate the forgotten parts of Gotham, where there are no rules? Plus, Part 2 of "Regnum Defende" by Scott Beatty (NIGHTWING) and Jeff Parker (The Interman).


On sale June 1 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #641
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


Cover by Matt Wagner


The Red Hood has Onyx on her heels, but Batman's still in Metropolis! Can the Dark Knight get back to Gotham in time to save the urban heroine from the city's latest costumed psycho killer? Don't miss the thrilling conclusion of "Family Reunion!"


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #66
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Rick Burchett & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Cliff Chiang


From the pages of BREACH, the newly revitalized Kobra has come to Gotham - and they're after Prometheus! But what could Hush's bodyguard possibly have that Kobra would want, and just who is Kobra working for? All that and a loose thread from last issue, too!


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #192
Written by J. H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson


Art and cover by Seth Fisher


J. H. Williams III, Dan Curtis Johnson (CHASE) and Seth Fisher (GREEN LANTERN: WILLWORLD) deliver the 5-part "Snow," telling the origin of Mr. Freeze from a new perspective! A family tragedy, coupled with the creation of an untested technological development, forges the obsession of a super-villain.


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT TWO TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others


Art by Al Barrionuevo, Paul Gulacy and others


Cover by James Jean


The middle act of the hit cataclysmic story! Reprinting stories


from DETECTIVE COMICS #798, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK


KNIGHT #183, NIGHTWING #97, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #57,


ROBIN #130, BATGIRL #56, CATWOMAN #35 and BATMAN #632.


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

BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT ONE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others


Art by Al Barrionuevo, Paul Gulacy and others


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT TWO TP, this volume includes BATMAN: THE 12-CENT ADVENTURE,


DETECTIVE COMICS #797, BATMAN #631, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE


DARK KNIGHT #182, NIGHTWING #96, and more!


On sale June 1 o 144 pg, FC, $14.95 US o RELIST

BATGIRL #65
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art by Pop Mhan & Jesse Delperdang


Cover by Dustin Nguyen


Batgirl needs to know who her mother is - and there's only one person with that information. Unfortunately, he's her estranged father as well as one of the world's most notorious killers: David Cain! Don't miss "Father's Day!"


On sale June 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES 2005
Written by Russell Lissau, Will Pfeifer and Andersen Gabrych


Art by Brad Walker, Pete Woods and others


Cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit


Discover how Batman has been affected by the loss of his


partners! Batman must face Gotham City's danger alone for the first


time in years, face the GCPD, and deal with Spoiler's death. Plus,


profiles of Batman's former allies by Pete Woods, Phil Hester and more!


On sale June 29 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #32
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker


Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Sean Phillips


Introducing new series penciller Kano (ACTION COMICS)!


Ed Brubaker & Greg Rucka reunite to tell a tale so big it brings all the detectives of Central together. A body turns up in Gotham belonging to…Robin? That means one thing: Batman's going to get involved!


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #3
Written by Paul Jenkins


Art by Jae Lee


Cover by Sean Phillips


The engrossing miniseries continues! Two-Face has drugged Batman, and now the Dark Knight must battle against his own Jekyll and Hyde syndrome. But what impact will Two-Face's struggles with his own identity have on Batman and his own scarred psyche?


On sale June 22 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE #3 & 4
Written by Steve Englehart


Art and cover by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin

The thrilling miniseries reuniting this classic Batman creative team continues! In issue #3, Bruce Wayne's relationship with Silver St. Cloud deepens, and an old, forgotten Batman foe with an eye toward doubling the Gotham Guardian's misery returns!


And the action continues in issue #4, released two weeks later! Batman and Silver St. Cloud had their hands full dealing with the Joker's bid for mayor…and things will only get worse when they face the Scarecrow!


Issue #3 on sale June 1; issue #4 on sale June 15 o 3 and 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #6
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Tim Sale

The stunning conclusion to Catwoman's adventure in Rome by the acclaimed team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale! Selina's heading back to Gotham City, but not before she deals with the betrayals and truths she's uncovered. In this case, it's not about who wins, but who loses the least! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale June 29 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

CATWOMAN #44
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Adam Hughes


Acclaimed writer Will Pfeifer (HERO, SWAMP THING, AQUAMAN), artist Pete Woods (DETECTIVE COMICS, ROBIN) and cover artist Adam Hughes (WONDER WOMAN, ROSE & THORN) come aboard to steer the feline fatale in an explosive direction!


While trying to determine why the East End has remained unaffected by Black Mask following "War Games," Catwoman finds herself presented with a tempting offer from none other than Hush! But her mission isn't what it seems, and she may bring about death on a massive scale!


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by Bill Finger, Don Cameron and others


Art by Bob Kane, Dick Sprang, Win Mortimer and others


Cover by Sprang


Batman is back and at his Golden Age peak in a new volume collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #120-135 (1947-48)! The Dark Knight and Robin face off against the Penguin, Catwoman, the Joker and more. Plus, an introduction by comics historian Bill Schelly.


On sale June 15 o 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US

NIGHTWING #109
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks


Dick Grayson is living a lie. His mission to break into the heart of Gotham's underworld is about to lead him straight into the heart of evil: the Black Mask. With only his instincts and training, will he be able to keep his cover and his cool? Maybe not, when he finds out how much The Family knows about his past life…


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

ROBIN #139
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Hot off the stellar "Nightwing: Year One," artists Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens begin a run as the new art team of ROBIN! Yet another assassin has come to Bldhaven answering the call of the Penguin. His name is The Catcher, and he's got orders to take out the Boy Wonder with his army of canine killers! Meanwhile, an old face visits the abandoned Louis E. Grieve Memorial High School - a terrifying old face!


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #641
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Karl Kerschl

The new creative team of Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN) & Karl Kerschl (SUPERMAN: STRANGE VISITOR) continues! With Ruin's identity revealed, Clark Kent must come to grips with the fact that someone close to him has betrayed him. Meanwhile, Lois continures her investigation into who was really behind her shooting.


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN #218
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art and cover by Ed Benes

The new creative team of Mark Verheiden (Smallville) and Ed Benes (BIRDS OF PREY) continues with the introduction of Blackrock - a new villain who makes his presence known when his powers go out of control! Can Superman take him out without becoming a bigger menace to the citizens of Metropolis?


On sale June 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ACTION COMICS #828
Written by Gail Simone


Art by John Byrne & Nelson


Cover by Byrne


The amazing new creative team of Gail Simone, John Byrne & Nelson reveals the truth about the terrifying new villain Repulse, who levels half the city in her search for Dr. Polaris. And Superman is helpless before her power...


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #4
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Lee Bermejo


It's the penultimate issue of the summer's hottest miniseries! After a successful trip to Gotham City - where it appears Batman has sided with Luthor - a new hero emerges from the streets of Metropolis, giving new meaning to the word "hope" for a man whose only desire is to rid the world of Superman.


On sale June 1 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: GODFALL TP
Written by Michael Turner & Joe Kelly


Art by Talent Caldwell & Jason Gorder


Cover by Turner


An amazing softcover edition collecting the 6-part tale originally presented in ACTION COMICS #812-813, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625-626 and SUPERMAN #202-203! The Man of Steel finds himself on Krypton - but can he escape and return to Earth?


On sale June 8 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 2: SUPERGIRL HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Michael Turner

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN/BATMAN: ABSOLUTE POWER HC, this volume includes the "Supergirl From Krypton" storyline presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8-13, reintroducing Supergirl to the DCU!


On sale June 8 o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #22
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The creative team supreme of writer Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines ratchet up the intensity in


Part 3 of the 6-part "With a Vengeance!" After revealing the mysterious puppet master who has sent the Maximums after Superman and Batman, the World's Finest make a daring escape! But they'll never escape alive when they come face to face with…themselves? It can't get more lethal than when they travel "All Across the Universes!" Plus…not introducing the startling Bizarro and Batzarro!


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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 3: ABSOLUTE POWER HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Don't miss a gorgeous hardcover collecting the


blockbuster story "Absolute Power," written by Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: HUSH) with stunning art by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino (JLA/JSA: VIRTUE & VICE) originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #14-18!


In this reality-bending tale, Superman and Batman rule the earth with an iron fist, with humanity bending to their will. Before long, the World's Finest Duo is sent careening through a series of bizarre alternate earths, facing an assortment of classic DC characters including Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 13 o 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

AQUAMAN #31
Written by John Arcudi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

The full wrath of Aquaman comes down on Black Manta! Meanwhile, Aquagirl returns from Atlantis with Koryak, causing Aquaman to question his feelings for two women.


On sale June 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY TP
Written by Matt Wagner


Art and cover by Wagner


A softcover edition of Matt Wagner's triumphant story that sheds light on the first meeting of DC's triumvirate! Will the combined might of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman be


enough to save the world from the mad schemes of Ra's al Ghul?


On sale June 29 o 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #83
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson


Cover by Adriana Melo

A story tying into THE OMAC PROJECT #3! Oracle's out of control, and an eye in the sky is targeting her - just when Canary and Wildcat, facing a set of legendary assassins, need her most!


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #4
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Nekros


Cover by Byrne


Morgaine Le Fey means to hold Etrigan in thrall as she did in days of old! But since the Demon barely answers to Jason Blood, she might be in for a surprise! Plus, an incredible mystery begins - and don't miss cameos by Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman!


On sale June 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BREACH #6
Written by Bob Harras


Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Martin


The fallout from Breach's battle with the JLA continues! While Breach rages against his inability to stop a new threat, evil is afoot. Plus, Tim comes face-to-face with Mac; more on the mysterious Tobias Underwood; and Mac's wife is revealed!


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DOOM PATROL #13
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne

Cliff and Rita experiment with the Chief's new time travel technology and are transported to two seminal days in Doom Patrol history. Will their appearance in the past change history for better or worse?


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DAY OF VENGEANCE #3
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Walter Simonson

The 6-issue miniseries spinning from DC COUNTDOWN heats up as the Shadowpact - made up of Ragman, Blue Devil, The Enchantress, Nightmaster, and yes, Detective Chimp - attempt to hunt down the Spectre! But they may change their minds once they see what the Spectre does to Dr. Fate…


On sale June 15 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art by Jos Lus Garca-Lpez


& George Prez


Cover by Phil Jimenez & George Prez


You can't afford to miss DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY, a spectacular


4-issue miniseries written by Phil Jimenez that unites artistic titans Jos Garca-Lpez and George Perez for the first time and heralds the triumphant return of one of the DCU's most popular characters! She was raised as a goddess, linked by blood to Wonder Woman, crowned as a Titan among both mortals and gods - but Donna Troy's story is the triumph of the human spirit.


Torn from Earth by the events of TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY, Donna Troy has reemerged among the Titans of Myth as Troia, Goddess of the Moon. But memories of a different life haunt her as she leads the Titans of Myth in the final battle of a long campaign of interplanetary conquest, gathering weapons, warriors, and worshippers to fulfill a mission she has begun to doubt. It will take the combined might of the Outsiders and the Teen Titans to solve this cosmic mystery and reveal Troia's true destiny to her: a cosmic hero destined to unite legions against a threat to the entire universe!


The RETURN OF DONNA TROY is a new beginning for Donna Troy - and a stunning prologue of things to come throughout the entire DCU!


On sale June 29 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joan Hilty

FIRESTORM #14
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull


Cover by Matt Haley

It's a new beginning for Jason Rusch as writer Stuart Moore (Lone) debuts! Inspired by his encounter with his predecessor, Firestorm is determined to make the most of his life as both Jason and Firestorm. That means a new job at S.T.A.R. Labs, a new apartment, and college. But two shadowy new threats may cut his plans short - and show just how powerful Firestorm really is!


On sale June 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE FLASH #223
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay

Zoom is back in Part 4 of the 6-part "Rogue War," and he aims to upset the balance of the war and teach Wally West a new lesson in the differences between hero and villain! But Captain Cold and the Rogues aren't about to take Zoom's interference sitting down!


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

GREEN ARROW #51
Written by James Peaty


Art by Eric Battle & Jack Purcell


Cover by James Jean


Anarky returns in an issue by James Peaty (X-Men Unlimited), Eric Battle (BATGIRL) & Jack Purcell (Heavy Metal)! A bomb kills dozens and spreads terror throughout Green Arrow's hometown! Can Ollie take the mad bomber down before he strikes again?


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #41
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose

Hawkman and Hawkgirl are no more, and as more villains from Hawkman's past crawl out of the woodwork to terrorize St. Roch, the city gets what it needs - a new Hawkman!


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN #2
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The red-hot new series following the adventures of Hal Jordan continues! The Emerald Warrior continues his mission to bring the light back into the darkest corners of the DCU! While struggling to realign his life on Earth, Hal Jordan makes a horrifying discovery in the farthest reaches of space - one that holds the key to the future of the Green Lantern Corps. For a signed edition see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


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

JLA CLASSIFIED #8 & 9
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis


Art and cover by Kevin Maguire & Joe Rubinstein

The two concluding chapters to "I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League," both released in June! In issue #7, the Super Buddies are back from their stint in Hell, faced with bigger problems (if you can believe it)! Blue Beetle has amnesia, and a giant-sized G'Nort is rampaging through the city! But before the Buddies can help, they'll have to get past the Power Posse!


And it all comes to a head in issue #8! The Super Buddies have got it bad: They're stuck in a parallel universe, separated into two groups, and in for the fight of their lives. Caught between a Godzilla-sized G'Nort and their evil doppelgangers in the Power Posse, it's up to Guy Gardner and Booster Gold to save the day and return everyone to their strip mall headquarters!


Issue #8 on sale June 15; issue #9 on sale June 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA: BLACK REIGN TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Don Kramer, Keith Champagne, Rags Morales


& Michael Bair Cover by John Watson


A thrilling collection reprinting JSA #56-58 and HAWKMAN #23-25! Black Adam brings old world justice to Kahndaq as Hawkman seizes control of the JSA and brings them to the turbulent Middle East for an epic battle! And don't miss the sequel to this story in JSA #74!


On sale June 15 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #12
Written by Joe Kelly


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen

The explosive miniseries finale! Vera Black's sanity - and her life - are on the line as she battles her brother, Manchester Black! And if she loses, the Elite, the JLA, and all of London will suffer the horrible consequences. The JLE goes out with a bang - and a surprise!


On sale June 8 o 12 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA #115
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg


Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer


Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer

A star-studded creative team starts a 5-issue tale that has the JLA confronting the fallout from IDENTITY CRISIS! Fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns (JSA, TEEN TITANS, THE FLASH) is joined by The O.C. writer/producer Allan Heinberg (Young Avengers) for the first installment of this gripping adventure featuring visuals by Chris Batista (LEGION) & Mark Farmer (JLA: THE NAIL) and a cover by IDENTITY CRISIS artist Rags Morales & Farmer!


Before they can discuss the actions and repercussions of the League within the League, the JLA first must battle some old foes. The Secret Society of Super Villains has returned - and somehow they have more information on the heroes' lives than ever before! For a signed edition see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


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

JSA #74
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Leonard Kirk & Keith Champagne


Cover by Alex Ross

Part 2 of the 3-part "Black Vengeance," tying into DAY OF VENGEANCE and acting as a follow-up to last year's "Black Reign!" The JSA ventures into Black Adam's homeland, coming face-to-face with the Spirit of Vengeance and the new Eclipso! But they arrive as unwanted guests, and one of their own suffers a serious setback. Meanwhile, the strange developments surrounding Power Girl continue…


On sale June 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE HUMAN RACE #4
Written by Ben Raab


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano

The extraterrestrial parasite within Ulysses Adams is grooming him to be the progenitor of a new human race…and only the scientist Paracelsus and his minions are happy about that!


On sale June 15 o 4 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NEW TEEN TITANS: WHO IS DONNA TROY? TP
Written by Marv Wolfman and Phil Jimenez


Art by George Prez, Jimenez, Dick Giordano and others


Cover by George Prez & Jimenez


One of the most popular Titans members ever is the focus of this all-new collection featuring THE NEW TEEN TITANS #38, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #50, THE NEW TITANS #50-55, TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2003 and much more!


On sale June 1 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert


Cover by Kitson

The Legion is one big happy team, right? Guess again! As divisions begin to take root over who's really in charge, the team learns another chilling secret about the United Planets - a secret that may remove a key Legionnaire from the playing field!


On sale June 22 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #11
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Jesus Saiz

Guest-starring two legendary ex-Manhunters as they


come face-to-face with the Manhunter stalker! It's up to current titleholder Kate Spencer to stop the killer - and you'll never guess who it is!


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE OMAC PROJECT #3
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Jesus Saiz


Cover by Ladrnn

The gripping miniseries spinning out of DC COUNTDOWN continues! Once, she was the woman who broke Bruce Wayne's heart. Now, Checkmate agent Sasha Bordeaux might just break Batman's will by revealing the mind-blowing power behind the OMAC Project - unless an OMAC agent gets to Sasha and the Dark Knight first!


On sale June 29 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #2
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Frazier Irving

Grant Morrison and Frazier Irving continue the exciting SEVEN SOLDIERS saga in this bimonthly miniseries! Pursued by the Horigal, Klarion reaches the Foundation Stone - the great underground market as seen in The Guardian - only to find the Sheeda and the evil Queen Morgayne waiting for him in the dark, dank tunnels!


On sale June 15 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT #3
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Simone Bianchi

Justin and his winged horse Vanguard are faced with earth-shattering choices as the evil Morgayne releases an unstoppable monster whose only mission is to seek out and destroy the Shining Knight! Meanwhile, in a nightmare landscape, the dreaded Sheeda plunder and strip the smoking ruins of Avalon and prepare to send their spoils to the hungry citizens of the Gothic Imperium.


On sale June 29 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #2
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray


Cover by Sook

Grant Morrison's SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues! The Amazons drop off Zatanna and Vicky in Las Vegas where Zatanna is scheduled for a magic show. But they're sidetracked when they meet the old magician Ali Ka-Zoom, the Merlin of the Ghetto, who warns them about the threat of the Sheeda and reveals a prophecy of doom!


On sale June 1 o 2 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLO #5
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art and cover by Cooke

Fan-favorite writer/artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, CATWOMAN) takes the reins in SOLO #5, telling a series of enthralling stories in his uniqye style! Saddle up to the bar and grab a stool next to Slam Bradley, as the down-on-his-luck P.I. guides you through some of the craziest tales he's ever heard. Thrill to the adventures of King Faraday in Cuba, dig the Question's Middle Eastern math lesson, and attempt to understand a geek's growing passion for his vacuum cleaner. And Slam's stories end with a bang, as he spins a revenge yarn featuring Batman!


On sale June 29 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

TEEN TITANS #25
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert


Cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza

Part 3 of the 4-part "The Insiders," crossing over between the TEEN TITANS and OUTSIDERS! Recovering from their first confrontation with Lex Luthor, the Titans and the Outsiders come under fire by another secret weapon - a squad of Superman robots! But with the changes to two team members, have the villains already won? For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #25
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Carlos D'Anda


Cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza

The explosive finale of the 4-part "The Insiders" crossover with TEEN TITANS! Lex Luthor and his allies threaten to finish what they started and tear the teams apart. What does Donna Troy have to do with it all? For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.


On sale June 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE RANN/THANAGAR WAR #2
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

The epic space war spinning out of DC COUNTDOWN continues to reverberate throughout the galaxy as Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog join the fight with L.E.G.I.O.N. against the Khund hordes! Meanwhile, Hawkman and Hawkgirl find themselves at odds with Thanagarian cop Hawkwoman!


On sale June 8 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SON OF VULCAN #1
Written by Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Keron Grant

Written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) and illustrated by Keron Grant (New Mutants, Iron Man), this debut issue introduces the DCU's newest daring duo!


Orphan Mikey Devante was just looking for an after-school job at a local fast-food restaurant. But caught between the Floronic Man, bent on liberating the salad bar from carb-conscious consumers, and Vulcan, a flame-wielding hero determined to saute the poisonous Plant Master, Mikey may have bitten off more than he can chew - especially when he's hand-picked to become Vulcan's newest sidekick! But how will Mikey learn the ropes of heroism when Vulcan bites the dust before training him? Find out as this 6-issue miniseries begins!


On sale June 1 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Tom Palmer

VILLAINS UNITED #2
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by J.G. Jones

The explosive miniseries exploring the underbelly of the DCU continues! Six extraordinary criminals stand against DC's heroes and the combined might of Earth's villains, united by the powerful and secretive Society. Plus, someone on the team may be a traitor who will push the villains beyond the limits of endurance!


On sale June 1 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN #218
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by J.G. Jones

The events of COUNTDOWN begin to bear down on the Amazon Princess as the IDENTITY CRISIS art team of Rags Morales & Michael Bair continues its run on WONDER WOMAN! The Amazon Warrior has returned from the Underworld, seemingly triumphant in her mission for Athena…but a lot has changed in her absence. A new challenge is drawing near, and Wonder Woman's response will shake the DCU to its core!


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

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #10
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


Reflecting the hit cartoon on Kids WB! The Penguin's got Batman on the ropes, and the Dark Knight's last hope is…Alfred? The keeper of the Batcave may be the only hope Batman has, but even this newer, stranger dynamic duo may not be able to save Gotham City.


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

TEEN TITANS GO! #20
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


Atlas accidentally pulls Starfire and Raven into his virtual world! While Robin and Cyborg work on getting the girls back, Beast Boy discovers he can control Raven with his game controller. And Gizmo learns he can hack into the game as well!


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #10
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell

When the unpredictable Madmen steal a nuclear weapon, the League is helpless. It could be anywhere, used for any purpose. To get it back, the team must turn to someone whose thinking is as off-kilter as its foes. Enter the Creeper!


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

BUGS BUNNY VOL. 1: WHAT'S UP, DOC? TP
Written by Craig Boldman, Bill Matheny, and others


Art by David Alvarez, Horacio Ottolini and others


A collection of the world's favorite wisecracking rabbit! Filled to the brim with 112 pages of improbable gags, lighthearted fights and oddly convincing disguises, this first volume of stories selected from the treasured archives of LOONEY TUNES is sure to tickle the funny bones of both children and the childlike!


On sale June 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 112 pg, FC, $6.99 US

DAFFY DUCK VOL. 1: YOU'RE DESPICABLE! TP
Written by Chuck Kim, Bill Matheny, and others


Art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo and others


It's duck season again! Everyone's favorite foul-tempered fowl explodes into his own digest-sized collection with this first volume of Daffy Duck stories straight from the pages of LOONEY TUNES! Packed with hilarity and anger management issues, this collection will warm the hearts of curmudgeons everywhere.


On sale June 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 112 pg, FC, $6.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #10
Written by Jim Alexander, Robbie Busch, Paul Kupperberg and Tom Warburton


Art by Peter Bagge, Mike Kazaleh, Robert Pope, Mike Wetterhahn and Tim Chi Ly


Cover by Robert Pope


Whoa, pretty mamas! Johnny Bravo finds himself living a dream as gorgeous women compete on a TV show for his attention. Also, the Kids Next Door are cooking up some trouble!


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

LOONEY TUNES #127
Written by Sam Agro, Bill Matheny and Frank Strom


Art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky and Ruben Torreiro


Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


Hold your breath, because this issue is full of Pp Le Pew! Meanwhile, surf's up for Bugs, and tides of trouble are coming in for Sam!


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

POWERPUFF GIRLS #63
Written by Christina Z, Robbie Busch and Amy Keating-Rogers


Art by Chris Cook,


Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


Buttercup finds out some video games are just a bit too real! And meet Townsville's new number one citizen…Sedusa?


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #97
Written by John Rozum and Ivan Velez


Art by Joe Staton, Paris Cullins, Andrew Pepoy and


Horacio Ottolini


Cover by Staton


Jinkies! Just what the heck are they anyway? Scooby and the gang are about to find out! Plus, fun facts about bats and more!


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

MAD #455
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

This month, MAD points out the humor in popular


movies, television, and the less fortunate - it's pure comedy gold! (Convincing, aren't we?)


On sale June 1 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.50 US

MAD XL #34
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL, containing the Best of


the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features!


On sale June 8 o 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 9 TP
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art by Wendy Pini & Joe Staton


Cover by Wendy Pini


The Siege at Blue Mountain storyline comes to a close as Rayek meets up with the evil Winnowill and a new, dangerous alliance is formed! Plus, Cutter and the Wolfriders have stormed the mountain to rescue the cub Windkin and will not rest until all are safely returned!


On sale June 29 o 5" x 7.362" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 8 TP
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art by Wendy Pini & Joe Staton


Cover by Wendy Pini


Reoffered to coincide with THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 9, this volume collects ELFQUEST: SIEGE AT BLUE MOUNTAIN #4-6! A Wolfrider child is kidnapped and delivered to Winnowill. Could the cubling be the key to her plan to rid the world of the elfin tribe?


On sale June 29 o 5" x 7.362" o 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o RELIST

ELFQUEST: THE SEARCHER AND THE SWORD SC
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art by Wendy Pini

Reoffered to coincide with THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 9! In this stunning tale, the elves must adapt to a world without the Troll smiths, who forged their weapons and tools. Painfully aware of her human heritage, Shuna embarks on a quest to unite elves and humans.


On sale June 29 o 96 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

APPLESEED movie book VOl. 1
Written and illustrated by various


CMX. A high-quality digital film grab adaptation of the newly released feature film Appleseed. At the end of the Third World War, a utopian city is founded from the ashes of conflict. A young female super soldier is recruited from the remains of the battered battlefield to serve as the city's guardian. What she discovers is not the promised land of peace, but rather a city on the brink of committing mass genocide upon its unsuspecting citizens! Will she uncover the sinister truth and stop the terror before it's too late?


On sale June 22 o 5" x 7.375" o 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Takanashi Mitsuba


CMX. Continuing the thrilling saga by Takanashi Mitsuba! Saito Kayano's mother and Edogawa Takeru's father dive into their blissful marriage, as mother and daughter move into the Edogawa household. But things aren't so blissful for Kayano and her new stepbrother, a tortured and complicated kid who switches from being a heartless bully to protective, caring friend. And despite herself, Kayano finds herself falling in love with him! Now Kayano must deal with a new family and new relationship, while she tries to cope with feelings she doesn't understand.


On sale June 29 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MONSTER COLLECTION VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Itoh Sei


Original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE


CMX. Kasche continues her quest to become a monster summoner! Kasche's hunt for the stolen Guardian of Knowledge has led her to the once-peaceful city of Wallace, where rebellion is brewing under its Lord. But the truth is more sinister than a mere coup! With the aid of mercenary Cuervo and the comely demon Nastasha, not to mention a little assistance from a mysterious and lecherous lizard-man, Kasche must infiltrate the palace and steal back the Guardian before it can be used to unlock the dangerous Encyclopedia Verum!


On sale June 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWORD OF THE DARK ONES VOL. 2
Art by Kotobuki Tsukasa


Written by Yasui Kentaro


Design cooperation by TASA

CMX. Harman Cartel, leader of Assassins Guild "Crimson Despair," faces off against mysterious former mercenary Leroy Schwartz in a battle for the ages! Leroy, deprived of his sentient long-sword Ragnarok, must defend himself against the monstrous Cartel in hand-to-hand combat. What secret does Cartel hold of Leroy's past - could Leroy have Dark Ones' blood flowing in his veins? Or could it be something even more sinister? If Leroy can survive long enough, he might just find out!


On sale June 15 o 5" x 7.375" o 196 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by


Takanashi Mitsuba


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 2, this volume launches the tale of Kayano, a schoolgirl whose life becomes problem-filled when she develops a secret crush on distant Yuichi and her mother becomes engaged to her school principal!


On sale June 29 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN o RELIST

MONSTER COLLECTION VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Itoh Sei


Original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE

CMX. Reoffered to coincide with MONSTER COLLECTION VOL 2, this volume begins Kasche's quest to master the Encyclopedia Verum and become a master monster summoner!


On sale June 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 174 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

SWORD OF THE DARK ONES VOL. 1
Art by Kotobuki Tsukasa


Written by Yasui Kentaro


Design cooperation by TASA


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with SWORD OF THE DARK ONES VOL. 2, this volume introduces Leroy - a fierce monster-killer with a mission to accomplish…a vow known only to himself and his one companion: his sentient long-sword Ragnarok!


On sale June 15 o 5" x 7.375" o 204 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

SEIMADEN VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Higuri You


CMX. How far will one man go for love? Find out in SEIMADEN, the tale of Lawless, who agreed to become a demon in order to free his one true love Alice from a demon king! Lawless became the next Demon King, and Alice was freed - with death. Lawless, however, realized that his new inhuman status gave him a rare opportunity: by being the cruelest and best Demon King, he survived long enough to see Alice reincarnated, and then he would effectively be reunited with her. Lawless, after living through the centuries, has finally found his beloved reincarnated as Hilde, a dancer who has no memories of her own past or identity. Now he must see if she will accept him as a creature of the underworld…


On sale June 22 o 5" x 7.375" o 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

THE BALLAD OF HALO JONES TP
Written by Alan Moore


Art and cover by Ian Gibson

2000 A.D. 2000 A.D. and DC Comics are proud to present comics legend Alan Moore's and Ian Gibson's all-time classic feminist space opera…THE BALLAD OF HALO JONES!


When Halo Jones grows bored with her life in The Hoop - a futuristic world where jobs are scarce and excitement nonexistent - she sets out to see the galaxy any way she can. But can she survive the highs and lows that lie in her path, including an extended period of shipboard servitude and a tour of duty in a terrifying war that defies the physics of space and time?


On sale June 1 o 200 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

THE COMPLETE INDIGO PRIME TP
Written by John Smith


Art by Mick Austin, Pauline Doyle, Mike Hadley and Chris Weston


Cover by Weston


2000 A.D. This elite trouble-shooting organization cleans up the mess left by time travelers, meddlers and monsters…for a price! Join Prime Agents Winwood and Cord, Almaranda, Fegredo and Brecht and more in this amazing collection of hallucinatory adventures!


On sale June 22 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

ROGUE TROOPER VOL. 2: FORT NEURO TP
Written by Gerry Finley-Day


Art by Brett Ewins, Cam Kennedy and Colin Wilson


Cover by Ewins


2000 A.D. Rogue Trooper's quest to hunt down and kill the


traitor responsible for the deaths of his comrades continues in this second explosive collection! Rogue finds himself at Fort Neuropa, whose inhabitants are starting to become very strange indeed!


On sale June 8 o 192 pg, B&W, $17.99 US

THE INCAL VOL. 2: THE EPIC JOURNEY TP
Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky


Art and cover by Mœbius


HUMANOIDS THE INCAL VOL. 2: THE EPIC JOURNEY continues the adventure of John Difool, illustrated by Mœbius, written by Alexandro Jodorowsky and with updated colors by Valrie Beltran! Internationally acclaimed illustrator and film designer for Alien, The Abyss and The Fifth Element, Mœbius influenced a generation of readers and artists with THE INCAL and countless other works.


John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate world, found his life turned upside down when he discovered an ancient artifact called "The Incal." Now he travels across the cosmos with his pet concrete bird Deepo and the universe's greatest warrior, the Metabaron, racing against time to keep The Great Darkness from unleashing destruction upon infinite galaxies.


On sale June 22 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US MATURE READERS

THE INCAL VOL. 1: THE EPIC CONSPIRACY TP
Written by Alexandro Jodorowski


Art and cover by Mœbius


HUMANOIDS. Reoffered to coincide with THE INCAL VOL. 2:


THE EPIC JOURNEY TP, this volume presents the first part of the classic adventure of detective John Difool, whose life is turned upside down when he discovers an ancient artifact called "The Incal."


On sale June 22 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US MATURE READERS o RELIST

TRANSGENESIS 2025 VOL. 1: ANCESTOR PROGRAM TP
Written by Anne Ploy


Art and cover by Loc Malnati


HUMANOIDS. This thrilling prequel to Trangenesis 2029 Vol. 1: Fides explores a frightening melding of religion, technology and government! Three students of Octagonia have a mission: to create a model of the supreme god. But when their program is stolen, they find themselves trapped in a deadly worldwide conspiracy!


On sale June 29 o 7.375" x 10.1875" o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

ALBION #1
Plotted by Alan Moore


Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman


Cover by Dave Gibbons

Rediscover the classic heroes of Britain's yesteryear in a new series that teams legendary Alan Moore as plotter with writers Leah Moore & John Reppion (WILD GIRL), artists Shane Oakley & George Freeman and cover artist Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN)!


Britain never had any super-heroes. It had something much stranger: a collection of paragons, monsters, and clowns that vanished a quarter century ago, never to be seen again. Who were Robot Archie and the Steel Claw? Who was Captain Hurricane, or the Spider? And where have they been for 25 years? Find out in the spectacular and historic first issue of Albion!


Please see the Titan Books listings for The Spider #1!


On sale June 29 o 32 pg., FC, $2.99 US


Edited by Scott Dunbier

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #1
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross

Beginning the longest, most ambitious ASTRO CITY epic ever! In the wake of a global catastrophe during the early '70s,


two brothers deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight, newcomers like Apollo Eleven, and the unsettling events leading to the final fate


of the Silver Agent.


THE DARK AGE consists of four 4-issue arcs stretching across Astro City's darkest era. Find out why the '70s were so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the depths of it! Retailers note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale June 22 o 1 of 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Ben Abernathy

THE AUTHORITY/LOBO SPRING BREAK MASSACRE
Written by Keith Giffen & Alan Grant


Art and cover by Simon Bisley

The team that delivered one outrageous crossover is back for another round - and this time, the kid gloves are off!


In 2003's THE AUTHORITY/LOBO: JINGLE HELL, Jenny Quantum, after finding a copy of the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special, brought Lobo to the WildStorm Universe to punish him for killing Santa. The only problem? After bringing Lobo into the WildStorm fold, she forgot to put him back - and he's been rampaging there for well over a year!


So what would everyone's favorite Czarnian do? For starters, he'd go looking for the Easter Bunny, who still owes him the money from the Santa hit. Only one hitch: There's no Easter Bunny in the WildStorm Universe! Chaos ensues!


On sale June 22 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Ben Abernathy

ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES HC
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


Reoffered to coincide with ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #1, this volume collects ASTRO CITY VOL. 2 #21-22, LOCAL HEROES #1-5 and the ASTRO CITY SPECIAL, plus the story from DC's 9-11 Special and the promotional story done to announce the Local Heroes miniseries!


On sale June 22 o 256 pg, FC, $24.95 US o RELIST

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #9
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


As the Authority comes together at Jenny's urging, learn what the mysterious one-time Weatherman Henry Bendix has been doing in their absence. What mad schemes has he hatched, and is he ready to face the team head-on? Plus, learn the fate of a missing teammate!


On sale June 22 o 9 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

EX MACHINA #12
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris

Part 1 of "Fact vs. Fiction!" When Mayor Mitchell Hundred is summoned for jury duty, the retired hero has no idea what horrors await him. And while the Mayor becomes part of a shocking trial, the rest of his administration must deal with the unexpected arrival of an all-new super-hero on the streets of New York City!


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

CITY OF TOMORROW #3
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin

The futuristic miniseries by Howard Chaykin continues! Things have gone downhill fast in the nanotech paradise Columbia. And when Tucker takes a stand against mechanical mobsters Frankie Machina and Adam Zero, things start to heat up!


On sale June 29 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


Reoffered to coincide with EX MACHINA #12, this volume collects the first five issues of this stellar ongoing political thriller, including the extra-sized origin of the super-heroic Great Machine, as well as the 4-part "State of Emergency."


On sale June 15 o 136 pg, FC, $9.95 US o RELIST

THE INTIMATES #8
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope


Cover by Camuncoli, Hope & Rian Hughes


Summer vacation begins here! Where does Punchy go between semesters? Who are his parents? Who does he hang out with? Does he get any action? Find out all this and more. Plus, there's a new super-powered teen on the block - say hello to the mysterious Flora!


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

MAJESTIC #6
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


Get ready for wall-to-wall action as Majestic, alone on a world full of his darkest enemies, squares off with one of the few beings in the galaxy who can match him in power and combat skills! What makes matters worse is...they used to be friends.


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

MATADOR #2
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Devin Grayson (NIGHTWING) and Brian Stelfreeze (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT) continue to unravel the suspenseful tale of Lt. Isabel Cardona tracking down a deadly serial killer!


Isabel finds out the hard way that the Cuban Mafia is far more interested in her theories than the Miami police are. Left in a compromising position by the Matador himself, Isabel begins to lose her way when she finds herself officially relieved from work duties - and unofficially taken under the wing of the local crime lord!


On sale June 1 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDSIDERZ #0
Written by J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell


Art and cover by Campbell

Fan-favorite artist J. Scott Campbell (DANGER GIRL) makes a super-heroic return to comics with one of this summer's hottest new series - WILDSIDERZ, as seen on the cover of May's WIZARD #165!


A new breed of heroes is born when five teenaged friends create holographic forcefields which allow them to duplicate the powers of the animal kingdom. These high-tech heroes are the WILDSIDERZ, and this is the action-packed issue where the fun begins! This low-priced special - $1.99 for 32 pages - introduces the entire WILDSIDERZ cast in their own fully illustrated bio pages. Join Campbell and Wildsiderz co-creator Andy Hartnell as they take you inside the studio. From exclusive concept sketches to an in-depth interview with the creators, you'll learn all the secrets behind their latest creation. But this extra-special issue is much more than that, with all-new, full-color, cover-to-cover artwork created for this book, including a Hollywood-style first look at the ongoing series in an 8-page preview story that's exclusive to this issue! And be sure to reserve your copy of the extra-sized first issue, on sale August 3rd!


Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J. Scott Campbell that will ship in a 50/50 ratio.


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $1.99 US


Edited by Scott Dunbier

THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #5
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art and cover by Juan Santacruz

The penultimate chapter of the thrilling miniseries! The Righteous issues a warning to the world: live in peace or die! And in the parallel world of Veridian, the devastating anomaly is reaching critical mass. Will Rene and Twilight be able to avert a pandimensional disaster?


On sale June 1 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOM STRONG #33
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Ben Oliver


Cover by Chris Sprouse


ABC. When Pneuman begins a pattern of strange behavior, Tom Strong and Solomon undertake one of their most amazing adventures - a "Fantastic Journey" that takes them from the spires of Millennium City to the cold heart of a robot!


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

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #12
Written by Si Spencer Consulting by Neil Gaiman


Art by Steve Yeowell & Dean Ormston Cover by Duncan Fegredo


In the aftermath of battle, Tim must finally confront the Faerie Queene and face the consequences of all his actions. And her majesty wants nothing less than his head.


On sale June 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

THE LOSERS #25
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Jock


The very ship the Losers came out to help is sinking. Its crew is drowning. Max's reinforcements have arrived. Their ally-turned-adversary,


Roque, has gotten his hands on 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, and his men have the upper hand. Now it's up to the Losers to go on the offensive and take it all away from them…


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

FABLES #38
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


In part 1 of the 5-part story "Return to the Homelands," after fighting his way from one world to another, Boy Blue reaches the Imperial City, the capital of the Adversary's vast empire, and confronts The Adversary. Can he possibly defeat The Adversary in single combat and rescue his lost love?


On sale June 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #63
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Part 1 of the 6-part story "Morningstar." As Lucifer and Elaine re-enter the world, they must confront the offspring of the living tarot deck known as the Basanos, newly spawned from Jill Presto. Meanwhile, the lines of battle are being drawn around the Silver City, and the angels of the host are about to face an ambush from a quarter they never expected.


On sale June 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US o MATURE READERS

JOHN CONSTANTINE - HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE #5
Written by Mat Johnson


Art by Tony Akins & Dan Green Cover by Ronald Wimberly


In the blazing conclusion to the thought-provoking miniseries, Midnite pushes Manhattan's rebelling slaves to the limits of destruction, though Fortune is determined to end the suffering. But his betrayal of Papa Midnite has repercussions that still shake New York - and the immortal Midnite - centuries later.


On sale June 22 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #209
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Part 3 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." In the depths of Hell, Constantine undergoes an unholy communion and learns more about both allies and enemies than he ever wanted to know. Whether he'll survive to use the knowledge is another matter…


On sale June 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER VOL. 8: THE WOLF BENEATH THE TREE TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, P. Craig Russell and Ted Naifeh


Cover by Christopher Moeller


Collecting issues #45 and #50-54, in which the Lightbringer faces a deadly new threat to both his Creation and that of Yahweh. Also featured is the special 40-page story "Lilith" from issue #50, illustrated by award-winner


P. Craig Russell, and "Neutral Ground" from issue #45, illustrated by Ted Naifeh.


On sale June 29 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER VOL. 7: EXODUS TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Christopher Moeller


Reoffered to coincide with LUCIFER: THE WOLF BENEATH THE TREE TP, this volume collects LUCIFER #42-44 and #46-49. The Morningstar faces a new challenge to his universe, as defending the status quo requires cooperation between angel and devil alike.


On sale June 29 o 168 pg, FC, $14.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #1
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE, the classic novel of urban fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author and acclaimed writer of SANDMAN, comes to comics for the first time in this unforgettable nine-part series. VERTIGO's exclusive adaptation features brilliant scripts by Mike Carey (LUCIFER, HELLBLAZER) and the astonishing artwork of Glenn Fabry (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, PREACHER), with Neil Gaiman overseeing the project as consultant.


Hidden far beneath the modern city is London Below, a strange alternate world of swirling colors, casual magic and gothic danger, populated by misfit characters who have, quite literally, fallen through the cracks of the workaday world above. The tale begins as Richard Mayhew, a very decent but very ordinary man, stumbles across Door, an extraordinary young lady from a London that Richard never dreamed could exist. His single act of kindness toward her immediately costs him his fianc, brings a pair of unthinkably ruthless assassins to his flat, and sends him on a quest that could quickly end with his own untimely demise.


Don't miss a free 8-page preview of this issue in FABLES #36!


On sale June 22 o 1 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

MNEMOVORE #3
Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes


Art and cover by Mike Huddleston


Kaley's world is falling apart. The enemy has been revealed. Now she


must accept that the entity is real, not just a paranoid construction of her damaged mind. But Kaley's not the only one who's started seeing things. An alcoholic businessman across the country may know exactly what she's up against…but does he have the strength to resist it?


On sale June 15 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

OTHERWORLD #4
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning

Siobhan embraces her magical blessings and agrees to be a disciple


of Cessaire. But can Cessaire be trusted with a magician as powerful as her nave student? Meanwhile, Donnie and Andy discover a secret lair filled with


mythological beasts.


On sale June 22 o 4 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

PREACHER: DEAD OR ALIVE - THE COLLECTED COVERS SC
Text by Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry


Art and cover by Fabry


Reoffered to coincide with NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #1, this is a comprehensive collection of the award-winning cover paintings of every issue of the groundbreaking series PREACHER.


On sale June 8 o 192 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS SC
Written by Neil Gaiman


Art by P. Craig Russell, Milo Manara, Bill Sienkiewicz, Barron Storey, Miguelanxo Prado, Glenn Fabry, and Frank Quitely


Cover by Dave McKean


Reoffered to coincide with NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #1, this New York Times bestseller weaves seven tales of the Endless siblings, each hauntingly illustrated by a different artist.


On sale June 8 o 160 pg, FC, $17.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 3: THE VAMP TP
Written by Matt Wagner & Steven T. Seagle Art by Guy Davis


Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning


Collecting the fourth story arc (issues #13-16) from the acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, THE VAMP continues the story of Wesley Dodds and his soon-to-be paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont as they become entangled in mystery from two different directions.


On sale June 15 o 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 2: THE FACE AND THE BRUTE TP
Written by Matt Wagner Art by John Watkiss & R.G. Taylor


Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning

Reoffered to coincide with SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 3: THE VAMP, this volume collects the second and third story arcs (issues #5-12) from writer Matt Wagner's acclaimed reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman.


On sale June 15 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

SWAMP THING #16
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


"Healing the Breach" Part 2 of 4. While Swamp Thing battles a strange


bio-tech invader in the Green, Professor Schiller gives up his conscious mind and commits to reliving the final days of his relationship with Alec Holland's first wife, Linda. Out in the Gulf of Mexico, a strange uncurling beast living at the bottom of the polluted "Dead Zone" begins to rise. The Louisiana storm season has begun.


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

TRIGGER #7
Written by Jason Hall


Art and cover by John Watkiss


The engaging series continues with the introduction of a character whose life is about to get a lot more interesting. Meet Leonard - an average guy living a life that leaves a lot to be desired. But when Leonard is "pulled" into his alternate life as a Trigger, it gives him a fleeting glimpse of a life that he can only dream of - literally.


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

WE3 TP
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Frank Quitely

Collecting on of the most talked-about series of the year by superstar creators Grant Morrison (SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Frank Quitely (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS), who provides a new cover, WE3 tells the unforgettable story of three innocent pets - a dog, a cat and a rabbit - who have been converted into deadly cyborgs by a sinister military weapons program. With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete they're slated to be permanently "de-commissioned" - until they seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them - but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."


"Morrison has crafted an eerie tale of sci-fi and horror... with cute furry animals." - Syracuse Post-Standard


"[A] startling, disturbing and perhaps enlightening series... a provocative tale." - Atlanta Journal Constitution


On sale June 1 o 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

SEAGUY TP
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

Reoffered to coincide with WE3 TP, this volume collects the 3-issue miniseries that follows the strange adventure of would-be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they decipher the mystery of Xoo, a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a conscious lifeform!


On sale June 1 o 104 pg, FC, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

Y: THE LAST MAN #34
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Goran Sudzuka & Jos Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Part 3 of the 4-part "Girl on Girl." When questions of loyalty arise from the all-female crew of The Whale, Yorick must decide whether his allegiances lie with his old companions or his new mate, who happens to be captain of the potentially mutinous ship.


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

IDENTITY CRISIS: SERIES 1: DEADSHOT ACTION FIGURE

Deadshot faced the JLA during the investigations into the death of Elongated Man's wife. The Deadshot ACTION Figure features multiple points of articulation and includes an Identity Crisis logo base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

IDENTITY CRISIS: SERIES 1: GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE
Expert archer Green Arrow played an integral part in the decision to alter Dr. Light's personality. The Green Arrow Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a display base. Accessories include a removable quiver with arrows and a bow. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

IDENTITY CRISIS: SERIES 1: DR. LIGHT ACTION FIGURE
His mind restored, Dr. Light seeks revenge against the JLA for the punishment he received at their hands. The Dr. Light Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a


4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

IDENTITY CRISIS: SERIES 1: ZATANNA ACTION FIGURE
World-renowned magician and heroine Zatanna used her


magic to manipulate the minds of super-villains and must face the consequences. The Zatanna Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o Action Figure o 6.5" H o PI

IDENTITY CRISIS: SERIES 1 HAWKMAN ACTION FIGURE
Hawkman argued against lobotomizing Dr. Light but kept the JLA's secret with deep regret. The Hawkman Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Accessories include poseable wings and battle mace. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o Action Figure o 7.75" H o PI

WONDER WOMAN MINI STATUE
Designed by Brian Bolland


Sculpted by Tim Bruckner

A classic pose for a classic heroine! In this beautiful mini statue based on the sculpture by Tim Bruckner (BATMAN: HUSH ACTION FIGURES) and on the designs of acclaimed artist Brian Bolland (BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE), Wonder Woman, the Amazon Warrior, stands triumphant over a battlefield as she looks beyond the horizon. This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-statue measures approximately 6" tall x 5.05" wide x 4.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 26 o Mini Statue o $39.99 US

THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY AND MANDY STATUE
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano

DC Direct presents the Carton Network Collection! Happy-go-lucky Billy and cynical Mandy become best friends with the Grim Reaper, and together this unlikely trio deals with typical suburban challenges: school, family and unwanted visitors from the spirit world! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9" tall x 6.5" wide x 7.5" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Statue o $125.00 US

KRYPTO & FRIENDS ANIMATED SERIES MAQUETTE SET
Sculpted by Karen Palinko


DC Direct introduces the first ever flocked maquettes from DC Direct! From the popular new Krypto animated series premiering in April on the Cartoon Network, DC Direct delivers a multi-character set of maquettes consisting of Krypto The Superdog, Ace The Bat Hound and Streaky The Supercat! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette set features three maquettes measuring approximately: Krypto (6.25" tall x 5" wide x 5" deep), Streaky (4.5" tall


x 4" wide x 3.25" deep), and Ace (7.75" tall x 8" wide x 7" deep). All maquettes are "flocked" with fake "fur." Includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 26 o Maquette Set o $150.00

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN: SERIES 1: TWO-FACE ACTION FIGURE
THE Long Halloween reveals the events that transformed Harvey Dent into Batman's deadly enemy, Two-Face! This Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Accessories include a pistol, two interchangeable right hands (one with coin heads side up and another with tails side up) and a calendar page measuring approximately .75" wide x .75" high. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN: SERIES 1: CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Working for Sofia Falcone, Catwoman frequently came to Batman's aid while hunting the Holiday killer. The Catwoman Action Figure measures features multiple points of articulation and a logo base. Accessories include a miniature listening device, night-vision goggles and a calendar page measuring approximately .75" wide x .75" high. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Action Figure o 6" H o PI

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN: SERIES 1: THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE

Sofia Falcone risked innocent lives when she unleashed the Joker after the Holiday killer! The Joker Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Accessories include a pistol, a bag of presents, Santa hat and a calendar page measuring approximately .75" wide x .75" high. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN: SERIES 1: MAD HATTER ACTION FIGURE

The Mad Hatter set out to rob Gotham's largest bank, only to be thwarted by Batman and Catwoman! This figure measures features multiple points of articulation and a base. Accessories include a pistol, a cracked teacup and a calendar page measuring approximately .75" wide x .75" high. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Action Figure o 5" H o PI

BATMAN THE LONG HALLOWEEN: SERIES 1: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who the killer "Holiday" is before he claims his next victim! The Batman Action Figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Accessories include a Batarang and an October 31st calendar page measuring approximately .75" wide x .75" high. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: BLACK CANARY MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews

DC Direct presents the second maquette based on Cartoon Network's hit animated series Justice League Unlimited! The Black Canary, a stunning siren, possesses a sonic scream, known as the "Canary Cry," that she uses in her quest to fight evil. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 8.5" tall x 3.5" wide x 3.5" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 19 o Maquette o $89.99 US

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE SERIES STATUE Inspired
by brian bolland


Sculpted by John G. Mathews

The true essence of a complex hero is captured in this black-and-white sculpture inspired by fan-favorite cover


artist Brian Bolland! Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of the stories presented in BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE Vol. 1 and 2. This statue measures approximately 7.5" tall x 5" wide x 3" deep, features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 12 o Statue o $45.00 US

 
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