DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping August, 2005

Mon, May 16th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #1
Written by Andrew Helfer


Art by Tan Eng Huat


Cover by Pat Lee


Get ready for an explosive 12-issue maxiseries written by Andy Helfer (THE SHADOW) with art by Tan Eng Huat (JLA) and covers by Pat Lee (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) that explores the formative years of the Dark Knight!


This thrilling maxiseries begins as Batman attempts to save a young girl from being robbed, only to learn that the young girl isn't so innocent after all. This incident leads an undercover Bruce Wayne from Gotham City's club scene to an airliner filled with the bodies of the freshly dead! To make matters worse, the bodies have been infected with a deadly plague…and so has Bruce Wayne! The danger and mystery are just beginning as Wayne sets off on a powerful Journey into Knight!


On sale August 17 o 1 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Mike Carlin

DETECTIVE COMICS #809
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art by Pete Woods & Bit and Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Jock


In Part 1 of the 4-part weekly shipping "War Crimes," crossing over with BATMAN, the truth about "War Games" is revealed!


Now one of Batman's former supporters is out to tear him apart!


Plus, Part 2 of "The Beast Beneath," by Gabrych, Castillo & Ramos.


On sale August 3 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #643
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope


Cover by Jock

Part 2 of the 4-issue crossover "War Crimes!" A long-lost nemesis of the Bat returns to exact revenge for a painful personal loss while someone poses as Batman in a public place! Plus, the return of the Joker!


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

DETECTIVE COMICS #810
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art by Pete Woods & Bit and Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Jock


Part 3 of the 4-part "War Crimes!" It's an old-fashioned throwdown when Batman and the Joker lock horns! Plus, the conclusion of "The Beast Beneath." Please note: David Lapham's 12-part "City of Crime" continues in September's DETECTIVE COMICS #811.


On sale August 17 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #644
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope


Cover by Jock


The jaw-dropping conclusion of the 4-part "War Crimes!" Batman faces two of his deadliest enemies: criminal mastermind Black Mask and the maniacal Joker! Don't miss the shock ending that will remove a long-standing character from Batman's life forever!


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

BATGIRL #67
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art and cover by Al Garza & Jesse Delperdang


Guest-starring the Birds of Prey! On a quest to learn the


identity of her mother, Cassandra Cain must travel to the Aegean Sea to find the elusive Lady Shiva. But to track down the world's deadliest assassin, Batgirl requires assistance from the Birds of Prey!


It's high-flying adventure as the Bat and the Birds team up!


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

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #68
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit


Cover by Cliff Chiang


While a prisoner of Hush, Alfred discovered that the villain wasn't Tommy Elliot after all - but Alfred suffered partial amnesia, silencing the truth. Now Alfred recalls the shocking events of that night, but Hush comes to an even greater revelation!


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

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #194
Written by J.H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson


Art and cover by Seth Fisher


Part 3 of the 5-part "Snow." Batman's surveillance team discovers the secret a corporation has kept that has transformed an ordinary research scientist into a mad menace to himself and all of Gotham!


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

BATMAN: WAR DRUMS TP
Written by Bill Willingham and Andersen Gabrych


Art by Pete Woods, Damion Scott, Brad Walker, Cam Smith & Troy Nixey


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with the "War Crimes" crossover, this collection features stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #790-#796 and ROBIN #126-#128 that were a prelude to the pivotal WAR GAMES story! Leslie Thompkins vanishes and Robin is replaced by Spoiler!


On sale August 3 o 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US o RELIST

ROBIN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Bill Finger and others


Art by Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Curt Swan,


Dick Sprang, Jack Burnley,Charles Paris, Jim Mooney, John Giunta, John Fischetti and Win Mortimer


Cover by Win Mortimer


Don't miss the first archive edition focusing on the early adventures of Robin, collecting stories from STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #65-85 (1947-1948)!


Presented here are 21 exciting Golden Age solo adventures of The Boy Wonder featuring the talents of Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Curt Swan, Dick Sprang, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer and more of comics' finest writers and artists!


On sale August 31 o 256 pg, FC, $49.99 US

NIGHTWING #111
Written by Devin Grayson


Art by Cliff Chiang & Ande Parks


Cover by Phil Hester & Parks


Dick Grayson's gone undercover - maybe too far undercover! When the criminals whose trust he's earned stab him in the back, the parts of his life that have been under wraps come to the surface. And why is Deathstroke, the man who knows way too much about Nightwing's life, at the head of Dick's crime world?


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

ROBIN #141
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


As Tim prepares to make the biggest decision of his life - whether or not to leave Batman's employ for a Black Ops job in the U.S. government - an old flame comes back into his life. The problem? This one died in the Gotham Gang War. Love has never been so creepy!


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

BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #5
Written by Paul Jenkins


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


Poisoned by Two-Face, a struggling Batman enlists the help of Commissioner Gordon to stop Two-Face from contaminating Gotham City's water supply. But that's exactly what Two-Face wants, as Harvey Dent takes his "Jekyll & Hyde" serum to the citizens of Gotham, leaving Batman and Gordon helpless to stop him!


On sale August 31 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #46
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Adam Hughes


Catwoman must deal with the ramifications of making a deal with Hush! Is Selina a villain or hero? As the East End of Gotham becomes flooded with supervillains looking to stake a claim, Catwoman realizes there's only one way to beat an army of bad guys - join'em!


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN: WILD RIDE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Cameron Stewart, Guy Davis and Nick Derington


Cover by Stewart


A thrilling new collection featuring CATWOMAN #20-24! After the horrifying events in CATWOMAN: RELENTLESS, Selina and Holly look for relaxation on a road trip - but they're in for way more than they bargained for! Guest-starring Wildcat, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and more.


On sale August 24 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #34
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker


Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Sean Phillips


Guest-starring the Teen Titans! The cops have what appears to be Robin's dead body in the Gotham Morgue. And with an uncooperative Batman in Gotham City, the only people to turn to for answers may be the Teen Titans!


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

SUPERGIRL #1
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


Covers by Churchill & Rapmund and Michael Turner


Superstar writer Jeph Loeb and the red-hot art team of Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund join forces to deliver a new monthly series spinning out of the sell-out run in SUPERMAN/BATMAN featuring the adventures of Superman's cousin from Krypton, the one and only Kara Zor-el! Kara's story begins with the same brand of high-flying adventure as she begins her whirlwind tour of the DCU! And the first hero she squares off against is Power Girl! Before this tale guest-starring the JSA is complete, secrets behind the origins of both will be revealed! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund (75%) Michael Turner (25%). The Turner cover is shown above; please see page 53 for the Churchill cover.


On sale August 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Eddie Berganza

SUPERGIRL #0
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


A new printing of the amazing story by SUPERGIRL creative team Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19.


Now that Kara Zor-El has accepted her role as Supergirl, what will she do with it? And just how powerful is she? How will her life impact Batman and Superman? This issue is the starting point of an incredible journey that leads into SUPERGIRL #1!


On sale August 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SUPERGIRL HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Michael Turner


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERGIRL #1, this volume features her first appearance in the best-selling SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8-13! What's her connection to Superman? Why does Wonder Woman want to hide her from the outside world? Will Darkseid succeed in recruiting her into doing his bidding?


On sale August 10 o 160 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES TP
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines and Tim Sale


Cover by McGuinness & Vines


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERGIRL #1, this fantastic trade paperback collects the first six issues of the hit series. The World's Finest take on a top-secret team backed by Lex Luthor! Plus, a 2-page story by Loeb & Tim Sale and a sketchbook section by McGuinness!


On sale August 10 o 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US o RELIST

SUPERMAN #220
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art by Tony Daniel & Marlo Alquiza


Cover by Ed Benes


It's the return of the Supermen! In the aftermath of the "Sacrifice" and "The Insiders" story arcs, Superman and Superboy find their way to the ruins of the old Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic with John Henry Irons to check on the missing Eradicator. Unfortunately, the Eradicator still believes Krypton's sons are rogues, and he's prepared to take care of that problem!


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

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #643
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Karl Kerschl


After the cataclysmic events of "Sacrifice," Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman reach a turning point in their relationship. Where do they go from here?


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

ACTION COMICS #830
Written by Gail Simone


Art by John Byrne & Nelson


Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan


A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! The Society comes to Metropolis to offer the city protection - over Superman's dead body!


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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #22
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


The creative team-supreme 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 heroes 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!" Minus…not introducing the startling Bizarro and Batzarro! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 4 TP
Written by John Byrne, Marv Wolfman and Paul Levitz


Art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano and others


Cover by Ordway


The fourth collection featuring Superman tales from the 1980s, featuring SUPERMAN #7-8, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #430-431, ACTION COMICS #590, 591, and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #37-38! Superman encounters Rampage for the first time, has a rematch with Mammoth, contends with a mysterious Superboy, and more!


On sale August 3 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 3 TP
Written by John Byrne & Marv Wolfman


Art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, Karl Kesel and Mike Machlan


Cover by Ordway


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 4, the third collection of Superman stories from the '80s reprints SUPERMAN #4-6, ACTION COMICS #587-589, and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #427-429!


On sale August 3 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

IDENTITY CRISIS HC
Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Covers by Morales & Bair and Michael Turner


The most talked-about and successful miniseries of 2004 - the story that has created ripple effects throughout the DC Universe for many years to come - is now available in a stunning hardcover volume! New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer (GREEN ARROW) teams with artists Rags Morales & Michael Bair (WONDER WOMAN) and cover artist Michael Turner (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) to deliver an all-too-human look into the lives of super-heroes, and the terrible price they pay for doing good.


When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.


Bonus features for this special hardcover edition include extended commentary by Meltzer and Morales, the rest of the creative team talking about their favorite moments, a look at Morales's sketchbook and more! Retailers please note: This hardcover will ship in two editions available on different order lines featuring covers by Morales & Bair (BOOK MARKET VERSION) and Turner (DIRECT MARKET VERSION). See order form for details.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 8 o 264 pg, FC, 24.99 US

JACK CROSS #1
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by Gary Erskine


A scary world demands a scary man - and that man's high-flying adventures unfold in JACK CROSS, a thrilling new ongoing series written by Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, OCEAN) with art by Gary Erskine (THE FILTH, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron)! Jack Cross is a one-man solution to direct threats to America's freedoms. Hired by the enigmatic Karen Huang of the National Security Council, Cross is placed into flashpoint situations with carte blanche to solve problems. He works for hire, but not for money - he'll only fight for the right cause. And when it is, there's nothing Cross won't do to get the job done!

On sale August 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

AQUAMAN #33
Written by John Arcudi


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


Black Manta shows up in Sub Diego, but he's not looking for a fight. Not yet, anyway! Tempest, on the other hand, seems to be just itching for one - with Aquaman. But what are they fighting over? Aquaman's wife, Mera!


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

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #6
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Nekros


Cover by Byrne


Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman attempt to track down Jason Blood, who is dedicated to ensuring that Etrigan can never be freed again!


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

ADAM STRANGE: PLANET HEIST TP
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Pascal Ferry


Don't miss a gorgeous new trade paperback collecting the red-hot 8-issue miniseries written by Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS) with art by Pascal Ferry (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) that led up to THE RANN-THANAGAR WAR!


Heroic adventurer Adam Strange was ready to abandon Earth and join his wife and daughter on his adopted homeworld of Rann forever, but the newly perfected Zeta-Beam that was to transport him there never came. Now he's trapped on Earth, desperate with worry that something terrible may have happened to his world and his family.


But the truth is far worse than even his darkest imaginings. Something terrible is coming. And an ordinary Earthman may be the only thing that stands in the way of universal Armageddon!


On sale August 10 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #85
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson


Cover by Adriana Melo


"Battle Within" concludes as Oracle risks everything to fight the Brainiac virus on her own! Plus, Canary begs Huntress to rejoin the team. The future of the Birds hangs in the balance in this issue! Plus, don't miss the Birds of Prey guest appearance in BATGIRL #67!


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

BREACH #8
Written by Bob Harras


Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Martin


The all-out battle between Breach and Talia's Kobra forces reaches a climax! The battle draws the attention of Superman, who only wants to help, but Breach remembers their last encounter and the lives that were lost as a result!


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

DAY OF VENGEANCE #5
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Walter Simonson


The 6-issue miniseries spinning from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS explodes as Black Alice from BIRDS OF PREY joins the fray! But is her power enough to turn the tide against the Spectre's mad quest to extinguish all magic in the DCU?


On sale August 24 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #3 & 4
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art by Jos Luis Garca-Lpez & George Prez


Cover by Jimenez & Prez


The miniseries restoring one of the DCU's most powerful heroines reaches a startling conclusion as it ships twice in August! In issue #3, the Teen Titans and the Outsiders fight for the soul of long-lost comrade Donna Troy in a battle that literally drives to the core of an endangered planet - and reveals a shocking secret!


And in issue #4's stunning conclusion, it's the Teen Titans and the Outsiders against the power of the Titans of Myth - and Donna Troy must choose sides for once and for all!


Issue #3 on sale August 3; issue #4 on sale August 24


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

DC'S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES TP
Written by Otto Binder, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel and others


Art by Bob Kane, Dick Sprang, Curt Swan and others


Cover by Brian Bolland


DC Comics collects some of the best imaginary stories featuring Superman, Supergirl, Batman, and the Flash from 1946-1967! Featuring an introduction by Comics Buyer's Guide's Craig Shutt, and a new Brian Bolland cover!


On sale August 3 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

DOOM PATROL #15
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne


Sun City Central Hospital has a problem - all of the patients are dead! Robotman and Elasti-Girl go to investigate, but what they discover might just suck the life out of them - literally! Meanwhile, Nudge has her own medical problems and Larry gets a new "old" look!


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

FIRESTORM #16
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull


Cover by Matt Haley


The 2-part "Secret Origins" concludes as Firestorm merges with an unexpected partner in a desperate attempt to defeat the Pionic Man. Plus, exploding stars! Knitting needles! Mother substitutes! And a shock ending that takes Jason into VILLAINS UNITED!


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

GREEN ARROW #53
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos


Cover by Cliff Chiang


"Heading into the Light," Part 2 of 4. Green Arrow and Black Lightning face off against the malevolent Mirror Master! But even as they contend with one of the Flash's most fearsome foes, our heroes are left to wonder if someone much scarier is behind the latest Star City scourge!


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

THE FLASH #225
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay


Do not miss the unbelievable conclusion of the 6-part "Rogue War!" It's all been leading up to this! The fate of the Rogues' plan to control their own destiny - and that of Wally West - comes to a head!


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

GREEN LANTERN #4
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver


Red-hot artist Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH) illustrates a story guest-starring Kilowog! What does a strange alien autopsy have to do with Hector Hammond? And what part does it play in a dark conspiracy, years in the making, against Green Lantern? Plus, something is stirring in the waters around Coast City…


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKMAN #43
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art by Joe Bennett & Kevin Sharpe


Cover by Bennett & Ruy Jose


This is it! The issue you've been waiting for is here, as the secret history of the Golden Eagle is revealed!


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

THE HUMAN RACE #6
Written by Ben Raab


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano


Nymph struggles with the woman she thinks is her beloved's ex-girlfriend. Ulysses struggles with trying to remain human despite his extrahuman "gifts." Sensei struggles with his past, and all of Shuster's Glen struggles under quarantine!


On sale August 17 o 6 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE #1
Written by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross


Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross


Covers by Ross


Get ready for a classic-yet-fresh new look at the Justice League of America, imagined by fan-favorite painter Alex Ross (JLA: LIBERTY & JUSTICE, KINGDOM COME) and writer Jim Krueger (Earth X, Universe X) with pencil art by Doug Braithwaite (Paradise X) painted by Ross! The members of the fabled Justice League of America are about to learn they aren't the only ones who can band together toward a common goal. The greatest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert - but with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could! How is that possible? Witness an unbelievable story unfold over the course of 12 eye-popping bimonthly issues! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Alex Ross, featuring heroes (50%) and villains (50%). See order form for JUSTICE LEAGUE: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE EXCLUSIVE ordering information.


On sale August 17 o 1 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

JLA #117
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg


Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer


Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer


In Part 3 of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience" Batman has left the JLA, to fight! The Secret Society of Super-Villains knows all of the secrets of the JLA, and their first target is Superman's wife, Lois Lane! But after a fierce battle, will the heroes decide to mind-wipe the villains once again?


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

JLA CLASSIFIED #11
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Butch Guice Cover by Michael Stribling


Part 2 of the 6-part "New Maps of Hell," written by Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, OCEAN) with art by Butch Guice (Ruse, OLYMPUS)! While Lois Lane investigates a string of suicides at LexCorp, the JLA must contend with several sudden emergencies - all of which begin with an unexplained explosion and end with a mysterious glowing object.


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA #76
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco Cover by Alex Ross


Featuring guest art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco (FALLEN ANGEL)! In the aftermath of the devastating "Black Vengeance" story, the JSA must regroup and reassess their purpose - but Hawkman harbors a secret that will change the JSA's role in the DCU forever! Plus, Mr. Terrific begins his hunt for Roulette!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE VOL. 1 TP
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, John Byrne and others


Cover by Ron Garney & Dan Green


An exciting saga dealing with a schism within the ranks of the JLA is presented in this new collection, featuring ACTION COMICS #775, JLA #100, JLA SECRET FILES 2004 (lead story), and JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #1-4! Several Leaguers go undercover to work with Vera Black and her super-powered team, the Elite.


On sale August 31 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JSA: LOST TP
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Dave Gibbons, Jerry Ordway, Sean Phillips and others


Cover by Jerome K. Moore


A new collection including JSA #59-67, featuring a thrilling story arc and a tie-in to IDENTITY CRISIS! The JSA visit old friends and new as they rectify injustices, aware that as they fix one problem, an even larger one is brewing in the timestream!


On sale August 17 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #9
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Art Thibert


Cover by Barry Kitson


The 30th century's hottest team nears the breaking point! Layer upon layer of intrigue is revealed as the Legion's two factions are pushed to the brink, while Cosmic Boy is faced with a deadly decision that could change the face of his team forever.


On sale August 24 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #2
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti


The new series continues with a story shedding light on the origin of the mysterious Power Girl! On her way to Metropolis, Power Girl is confronted by three brave heroes from the far future. But the "reunion" is interrupted before it begins by the menace of Mordru! Meanwhile, a shocking new member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains is revealed.


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

MANHUNTER #13
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Adriana Melo


This issue of MANHUNTER ties into THE OMAC PROJECT as Kate Spencer and Cameron Chase are on the run from Brother Eye! Can Project Manhunter's secrets be unraveled before it's too late?


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

THE OMAC PROJECT #5
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Jesus Saiz


Cover by Ladrnn


The penultimate issue of the miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! Checkmate rallies against the terrifying power of Brother Eye as the satellite begins to execute an apocalyptic final protocol! Can they succeed where the JLA failed?


On sale August 24 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #27
Written by Peter Tomasi


Art by Will Conrad & Sean Parsons


Cover by Kevin Nowlan


Batman and Katana guest-star in the explosive conclusion to "Tick Tock!" Batman and The Outsiders are together again as the sins of the past blast back, forcing the team into a confrontation with a deadly terror that is not what it seems.


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

SON OF VULCAN #3
Written by Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Keron Grant


Guest-starring Green Lantern John Stewart and the JLA! As the super-hero community reacts to the news of another champion lost, Vulcan's killer is revealed! Meanwhile, Mikey Devante has bigger problems than losing his mentor and inheriting powers he can't control: Vulcan's Forge is trying to kill him!


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

RANN-THANAGAR WAR #4
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


The galaxy-shaking war reaches new heights in this miniseries springing out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! As the greatest warriors in the universe battle, one of Thanagar's greatest enemies stands revealed with conquest on his mind. Beware the destructive might of Onimar Synn!


On sale August 10 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH-BOY #3
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Frazer Irving


The SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues to unfold! Klarion has escaped his underground home in Limbo Town and found himself on the streets of New York City. Can the Witch-Boy avoid the clutches of the evil Mister Melmoth and the Deviant Ones, or will he welcome them?


On sale August 17 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT #4
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Simone Bianchi


The SHINING KNIGHT's saga concludes with the terrifying showdown between Justin and Galahad, the Perfect Knight, the last survivors of the Round Table! Brought back from the dead and corrupted beyond measure, the Perfect Knight has become a monstrous cannibal in the service of Gloriana, the evil Queen of the invading Sheeda hordes. Can Justin survive in the face of an onslaught from the deadliest of all his former allies? And can the lessons he has learned in the 21st century prevail against the power of Summer's End and the fury of the Perfect Knight?


On sale August 31 o 4 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLO #6
Written by Brian Azzarello, Chuck Dixon,


John Arcudi, Joe Kelly and Andrew Helfer


Art and cover by Jordi Bernet


Spanish comic book artist extraordinaire Jordi Bernet (BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 2) dives into issue #6 of SOLO! Bernet teams up with some of today's best writers, illustrating tales of horror and revenge by Brian Azzarello, John Arcudi, Joe Kelly, Andrew Helfer and Chuck Dixon. Featuring stories from the Old West, 1950s Las Vegas, a South American prison, a forgotten Texas town, and a Batman/Poison/Ivy tale fresh from the streets of Gotham City!


On sale August 31 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

TEEN TITANS #27
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Rob Liefeld


A can't-miss mind-blowing 2-part story by superstar creators Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY) and Rob Liefeld (X-Force)! An old foe of Hawk and Dove returns to create chaos on a cosmic scale! Can the Titans save the day?


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

TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2005
Written by Geoff Johns, Marc Andreyko, Greg Rucka, and others


Art by Phil Jimenez, Kevin Nowlan, Ian Churchill and others


Cover by Tony Daniel


DC's hottest new teams collide in an explosive one-shot! Following the events of "The Insiders"crossover, a villain from the Titans' past returns with a plan for revenge on former Titans! Plus, what's the deal with the crazy Titan who calls herself the Joker's Daughter?


On sale August 31 o 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

VILLAINS UNITED #4
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by J.G. Jones


It's more hard livin' and easy dyin' as the miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS intensifies! The renegade Six - the criminals who have refused to join the ever-increasing ranks of the villainous Society - are given an unlikely and potentially deadly mission: rescue one of the DCU's most powerful heroes!


On sale August 10 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN #220
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Rags Morales & Mark Propst


Cover by J.G. Jones


In the wake of last month's "Sacrifice" crossover, Wonder Woman must face the consequences of her history-making encounter with the Man of Steel. But when Checkmate gets involved, will it be to hurt Diana or help her?


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

WORLD'S FINEST ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by Bill Finger and Jerry Coleman


Art by Dick Sprang, Curt Swan, and others


Cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye


DC Comics proudly presents classic Silver Age material from WORLD'S FINEST #102-116 by two of the artists most associated with Batman and Superman! Guest stars include Batwoman and Lex Luthor, plus Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite team up!


On sale August 10 o 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #12
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


Based on the hit cartoon on the Kids' WB! The scientist who created Bane has been arrested by the Gotham City Police. But when Bane wants payback on the man who made him a monster, it'll take Batman and the police to stop him!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #12
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell


When Mirror Master traps the Flash and sets his sights on the rest of the Justice League, it's up to Jay Garrick - the original Flash - to save the day!


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

TEEN TITANS GO! #22
Written by J. Torres


Art by Sean Galloway & Khare Randolph


Cover by Galloway


A regular-sized issue packed with two great stories - it's double the fun! Beast Boy stumbles on an ancient spell book in Raven's room. When his snooping goes too far, how can he get rid of the horrible creature he's unleashed from pages of the book?


Meanwhile, one of Robin's training exercises goes awry when he comes face-to-face with Slade!


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #12
Written by Tom Warburton,


John Rozum, Jim Alexander, Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch


Art by Matt Peters, Matt Jenkins, Robert Pope, Dan Day, and the Iguana


Cover by Robert Pope


The Kids Next Door are all abuzz over the spelling bee - but Queen Bee may just award them the sharp sting of defeat! Plus, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, and more!


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

LOONEY TUNES #129
Written by by Dan Slott,


Frank Strom, and Brian Swenlin


Art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Mike DeCarlo and Ruben Torreiro


Cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo


Court jesters Bugs and Daffy must compete for laughs at sword-point! Meanwhile, for all his power, Stupor-Duck finds himself helpless against his fiendish Editor! Also, Tweety takes Sylvester for a spin…through the car wash!


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

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #65
Written by Amy Keating-Rogers, Sean Carolan and Jen Moore


Art by Chris Cook & Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


Meet the Micros! Mysterious miniature versions of the Girls have come to Townsville. Will they be the Powerpuffs' new best friends, or do they have something more sinister in mind? Plus, Sedusa's look is all the rage? What's in this season is evil!


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

SCOOBY-DOO #99
Written by Robbie Busch,


Sholly Fisch and John Rozum


Art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Paris Cullins, Bob Petrecca and Robert Campanella


Cover by Staton


The Mystery Inc. gang has found a legendary sunken treasure! But disturbing this ancient civilization's goods awakens its ancient uncivilized guardian! Also, mold is always a problem in old houses. When it comes to life, it's more than a nuisance - it's a disaster!


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

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 10
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini


Art and cover by Wendy Pini


A new volume featuring ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel #1-4. Blue Mountain has fallen, Winnowill has been exiled, and all seems quiet in the new Holt. But appearances are deceptive, for the soul of Strongbow the archer is torn by the terrible deed he has done, and Suntop is tormented by a psychic plea for help that only she can hear!


On sale August 31 o 5" x 7.362" o 224 pg, FC, $9.99 US

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


Art by Wendy Pini & Joe Staton


Cover by Wendy Pini


Reoffered to coincide with ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 8, this volume features the conclusion of the Siege at Blue Mountain story. Rayek meets up with the evil Winnowill, and a dangerous alliance is formed!


On sale August 31 o 5" x 7.362" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o RELIST

MAD #457
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


It's summertime, and the livin's easy - and even easier with this hysterical issue of MAD to pass the time! Stay cool, use it as a sunshade!


On sale August 3 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD COLOR SPECIAL #12
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Another jam-packed issue of the MAD COLOR SPECIAL contains the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features!


On sale August 10 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MAD ABOUT THE FIFTIES - NEW EDITION
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Cover by Norman Mingo and Jack Davis


Available for the first time from MAD BOOKS! Travel back to the wacky Fifties in this comic compilation of the best of MAD's early years! From the Cold War and Richard Nixon (the first time around) to Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse, this one's got it all...and then some!


On sale August 17 o 6" x 7.375" o 256 pg, FC, $12.99 US

MAD ABOUT THE SIXTIES - NEW EDITION
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Cover by Norman Mingo


Available for the first time from MAD BOOKS! Who can forget the 1960s? In case you have, this groovy collection of the decade's most far-out satires and right-on takeoffs will bring it all back, from the Kennedy years to hippies running wild; from classic send-ups of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. to Batman, this is what the Sixties was all about, man!


On sale August 31 o 6" x 7.375" o 240 pg, FC, $9.99 US

MAD ABOUT THE NINETIES TP
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Cover by Mark Stutzman


Reoffered to coincide with MAD ABOUT THE FIFTIES, this MADcap compendium rehashes the best sendups, takeoffs, and


put-ons from the era that brought us the Internet, the first Gulf War,


Bill Clinton (and Monica!), and much more!


On sale August 17 o 6" x 7.375" o 288 pg, FC/B&W, $9.99 US o RELIST

WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
Written by Alan Moore


Art and cover by Dave Gibbons


Celebrate the 20th anniversary of WATCHMEN - the classic 12-issue miniseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - with Watchmen: The Absolute Edition, the first hardcover of this classic work in more than a decade!


This oversized (8.25" x 12.5") hardcover collection, packaged inside a beautifully designed slipcase, will be the cornerstone of any serious comic book collection. Each page of art has been restored and recolored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins and approved by Gibbons to appear as originally intended.


Additionally, this grand tome will include 48 pages of supplemental material produced exclusively for the Graphitti Designs Watchmen hardcover edition and not seen since their original publication. Included therein is a cornucopia of rare and historically valuable treasures, including samples of Moore's WATCHMEN scripts, the original WATCHMEN proposal, Gibbons's conceptual art, cover roughs, and much, much more!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o Oversized, slipcased hardcover o 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US

TESTAROTHO VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Sanbe Kei


CMX. The best-selling title by blockbuster new talent Sanbe Kei (Kamiyadori)! In a dark future, rival warriors of warring sects persecute nonbelievers and die for their faith. But a disillusioned young novice and a deadly gun-toting priest may be about to change all that…


Young Capria has completed her studies at the Arsenal School and has begun her internship with the Elysia Unification Council under Father Garrincha. But no lessons could prepare this sheltered novice for the outside world, where rebels battle against the dreaded "Testarotho." Heretics are tried and burned at the stake, warring religious factions battle for power, and the common people live a miserable life in feudal servitude. Can she bring a spark of hope to a world filled with destruction and madness? Maybe if she lives long enough!


On sale August 3 o 5" x 7.375" o 168 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

YOUNG MAGICIAN VOl. 1
Written and illustrated by Narushima Yuri


CMX. From the creator of hit manga Planet Ladder comes a gothic tale of sorcery! A battle has broken out among rival sorcerers. The most nefarious group, the Necromancers, is killing young girls in Hong Kong to read the future in their entrails. Carno, a human youth raised by Aeromancers in a different dimension, is summoned back to his homeworld to join in the battle. Does Carno have what it takes to survive in a world of political alliances and emotional entanglements?


On sale August 31 o 5" x 7.375" o 240 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

GALS! VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Fujii Mihona


CMX. The original manga that inspired the hit anime series Super Gals! After being turned down by Otohata-kun, Aya's fallen into a self-pitying rut that only Ran can help her get out of. But will Aya be able to muster enough confidence to take another crack at Rei? Meanwhile, Ran decides to take the initiative and track down her own Mr. Right, but she quickly bumps into "Mr. Wrong," a gym teacher with a major grudge against her! This volume also includes a bonus Sayo story, in which Ran's sister seeks an extraterrestrial cause behind Ran's abrupt personality change!


On sale August 24 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Takahashi Miyuki


CMX. When stolen launch codes of American ICBMs accidentally fall into the hands of a Japanese high school student, Musashi #9 goes into action alone! But this innocent schoolgirl is not Shinozuka's only responsibility - she is already protecting a teenaged boy whose affection for her is growing by the hour. Can Musashi #9 complete her duty without becoming distracted by feelings she's unable to deny?


On sale August 10 o 5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

SWAN VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Ariyoshi Kyoko


CMX. The beloved drama continues! Masumi meets yet another talented rival, Sidney Eglund, who is determined to prove herself the better dancer. Their rivalry heats up when they have a chance to compete legendary prima ballerina Margaret Fonteyn. A victory could give Masumi a chance to win the lead role with the Bolshoi. But first she must defeat the star pupil of the Royal Ballet Academy!


On sale August 3 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Oh! great


CMX. The best-selling manga that launched the hit anime continues! From the first floor of the bowling alley to the roof, the Juken Club wages a desperate battle against the Executive Committee's deadliest members! While Bob is offered a chance to survive by joining the other side, Natsume Aya and Nagi Soichiro may be able to defeat their opponents by releasing their inner demons…but at what cost to themselves?


Retailers please note: This title has been edited for U.S. release.


On sale August 17 o 5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

GALS! VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Fujii Mihona


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with GALS! VOL. 3. Two tough kogals from a neighboring town try to take over Ran's turf! Can she and her friends survive a major vendetta that started out as a minor accident?


On sale August 24 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN o RELIST

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Takahashi Miyuki


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with MUSASHI #9 VOL. 4. Find out why MUSASHI #9 has won legions of fans in Japan, where it's a million-seller! Musashi #9 doesn't live the life of a normal teenager - her life as a secret agent is full of intrigue, violence, and death!


On sale August 10 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN o RELIST

SWAN VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Ariyoshi Kyoko


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with SWAN VOL. 4. Fate intervenes when one of her classmates is injured for a special performance in Russia, and Masumi is chosen as a substitute dancer for the rehearsals. Will Masumi succeed as she is thrust upon the world stage?


On sale August 3 o 5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES o RELIST

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Oh! great


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with TENJHO TENGE VOL. 3. It's spring break for the students at the Todoh Institute, but instead of some much needed R & R, the Juken Club boys (Nagi, Bob, and Takayanagi) spend their week off training at the Natsume compound!


On sale August 17 o 5" x 7.375" o 184 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN o RELIST

WILDSIDERZ #1


Written by J. Scott Campbell


& Andy Hartnell


Art and cover by Campbell


The much-anticipated follow-up to Danger Girl by the celebrated creative team of fan-favorite artist J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell is here! A brand new style of fun and adventure is unleashed as five young friends tap into a radical new technology that transforms and empowers them with animalistic abilities! But just what will ordinary teenagers do when they take on extraordinary alter-egos? Will they abuse their newfound powers to climb the high school hierarchy or hone their skills to become the next generation of heroes?


The first oversized issue - featuring 32 story pages of breathtaking Campbell art - reveals how the technology is created and how the Wildsiderz are forced into action to stop it from falling into the wrong hands.


Retailers note: This issue will ship with two covers by Campbell (50/50 ratio). In addition, a lenticular cover variant edition is available for every 20 copies of Wildsiderz #1 ordered. A lenticular cover features multiple images of a scene that when tilted gives the illusion of movement. Please see Order Form for details.


On sale August 3 o 1 of 5 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Scott Dunbier

ALBION #3
Plotted by Alan Moore Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman Cover by Dave Gibbons


The 6-issue miniseries reimagining classic British heroes continues! If Penny and Danny were familiar with the prison where Grimly Fiendish, the Hurricane and the Steel Claw were kept, they might have been little more prepared for what they discover in Charles Love's nostalgia shop…


On sale August 24 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #3
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


History revealed, secrets disclosed, and more! Learn what happened in the late '50s that set the Williams brothers down their current path and watch the Silver Agent's final fate unfold as the story


of dark times for Astro City continues!


On sale August 31 o 3 of 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #11
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


The tables are turned on the Authority as Bendix releases his secret weapon! The new Doctor joins the fray as our heroes do battle with the one person who might just be able to take them all down!


On sale August 17 o 11 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Mature Readers

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION BOOK ONE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend


Cover by Nguyen


A new collection featuring the first 6 issues of the explosive maxiseries! The Authority has settled into its role as governing body of the U.S. But with many unhappy Americans and a powerful foe working behind-the-scenes, can a second American Revolution be far behind?


On sale August 24 o160 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Mature Readers

CITY OF TOMORROW #5
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


Tucker races through the mountains with Ash Wednesday, a robot of dubious reputation. But when Dad's dirty secret is revealed and the U.S. President makes a deal with the Nano-Mafia, will Tucker find out that his new main squeeze is as dirty as the rest of Columbia?


On sale August 24 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE INTIMATES #10
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Scott Iwahashi & Sandra Hope


Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Hope


The shocking, tumultuous end of the kids' summer vacation! What better way to celebrate one last blast of summer than a trip to the infamous Devonshire factory? But what secrets are in store for teenagers playing super-hero? Find out who lives - and who dies!


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

DANGER GIRL: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP
Written by J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell


Art and cover by Campbell, Alex Garner and others


Cover by Campbell


Reoffered to coincide with WILDSIDERZ #1, this sizzling collection features all seven issues of the first volume of DANGER GIRL. Plus, a complete cover gallery, an amazing sketchbook section, and an introduction by noted actor Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Xena)!


On sale August 24 o262 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

MAJESTIC #8
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott


Cover by Googe


Having been bounced around through space and time, Majestic is finally back in the present-day WSU! But can he stop the future from happening? It won't be easy, considering the size and power of the rogue Kherubim wardroid heading his way!


On sale August 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #14
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Harris


The stunning conclusion of the 3-part "Fact vs. Fiction!" While Mayor Mitchell Hundred risks his life to end a dangerous situation inside a New York courthouse, his confidants finally confront the creator of a mysterious new super-hero known as


the Automaton.


On sale August 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE MAXX BOOK FIVE TP
Written by Sam Kieth


Art and cover by Kieth


The long-awaited fifth volume completing the story of the Maxx, Julie, Mr. Gone and Sarah! Julie and li'l Sarah encounter a slew of new characters, but can both of them survive the experience? Glory's story is finally revealed, Megan shares a special moment in her life, and much more in issues #28-36 of THE MAXX!


On sale August 17 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE MAXX BOOK FOUR TP
Written by Sam Kieth and Alan Moore


Art and cover by Kieth


Reoffered to coincide with THE MAXX BOOK FIVE, the fourth volume collects issues #21-27 of the acclaimed series! Alan Moore kicks this book off with dialogue for the first chapter as three secret agents pursue Mr. Gone and Sarah traverses the Outback.


On sale August 17 o 144 pg, FC, $17.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

THE WINTER MEN #1
Written by Brett Lewis


Art and cover by John Paul Leon


What became of the U.S.S.R.'s super-soldiers after the Soviet Union collapsed? The answer may be found in THE WINTER MEN, a thrilling 8-issue miniseries written by Brett Lewis (Bulletproof Monk) with art by John Paul Leon (Earth X, STATIC) that combines the Russian Mafia with fallen super-heroes! Kris Kalenov is a war hero turned mobbed-up rent-a-cop who spends his days drinking and taking bribes in the "New Russia." While pursuing a seemingly dead-end kidnap case, Kris comes face-to-face with his past and uncovers old secrets that may awaken these super-powered sleeping giants!


On sale August 10 o 1 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Alex Sinclair

MATADOR #4
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Isabel's life-and-death struggle becomes a massacre as forces conspire to wipe out all evidence of the thwarted attempt on her life. With nowhere else to turn, Isabel is forced to acknowledge her growing dependence on the man who should be her mortal enemy.


On sale August 3 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SMAX HC
Written by Alan Moore


Art by Zander Cannon & Andrew Currie


Cover by Cannon


ABC. Reoffered to coincide with TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #1, this volume collects the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries that featured the return of TOP 10's Smax the Dragon Killer! What happens when Jeff Smax and Toybox return to his homeworld?


On sale August 17 o 136 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

SILENT DRAGON #2
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan


Cover by Yu


Writer Andy Diggle (ADAM STRANGE, THE LOSERS) and artists Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan (SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT) weave a beautifully illustrated tale of love, honor and betrayal in future Tokyo!


Yakuza strategist Renjiro never expected to come back from the dead. But now that he's been reborn as something less than human - or perhaps more - can he make the ultimate sacrifice that is demanded of him? Meanwhile, there's another new face on the streets of Tokyo: Suki Suzuki, freelance hellraiser and Yakuza wannabe. When she tries to carve out a niche for herself by challenging Boss Hideaki's lieutenants, things take a turn for the extreme!


On sale August 31 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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


Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Karl Story


ABC. A new collection featuring the second smash-hit miniseries! Thirty years have passed for Tom Strong and the heroes of Terra Obscura - do they have what it takes to stop a mysterious object on a collision course for their planet?


On sale August 10 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TOM STRONG BOOK FIVE HC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker and others


Art by Pascual Ferry, Duncan Fegredo and others


Cover by Chris Sprouse & Jose Villarrubia


ABC. An amazing new collection featuring TOM STRONG #26-30!


Whether investigating paranormal activities in the outermost atmosphere or entering a dream realm through a young girl who is also a living black hole, Tom Strong is the ever vigilant defender of Millennium City!


Advance-solicited; on sale September 28 o 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US

TOM STRONG #34
Written by Steve Moore


Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Chris Sprouse


ABC. Big trouble in central China! Tom lends a hand after a nuclear detonation in central Asia but discovers a spired city in which unusual dangers abound, as well as a lovely adventuress. What does all this have to do with a bizarre children's book written more than 100 years earlier?


On sale August 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES BOOK ONE TP
Written by Alan Moore & Steve Moore


Art by Arthur Adams, Paul Rivoche, Jerry Ordway and others


Cover by Adams


ABC. Alan Moore's hero of Millennium City shines in this softcover collecting TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #1-6! This volume features Strong in spacefaring action, the debut of sexy heroine Jonni Future, and tales of Young Tom Strong!


On sale August 31 o 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #1
Written by Paul DiFilippo


Art and cover by Jerry Ordway


ABC. Get ready for a new 5-issue miniseries written by science fiction author Paul DiFilippo (The Steampunk Trilogy, Ribofunk) with art by Jerry Ordway (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, TOM STRONG) that catches up with the officers of Precinct 10 five years after the events of the SMAX miniseries!


Find out what's been going on in the lives of Toy Box, Kemlo Caesar, Smax, King Peacock, Joe Pi, and many others - plus meet several new and decidedly unique cops. Each and every one of them will be needed as they face dangers from both outside their ranks and among themselves!


On sale August 17 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

100 BULLETS #63
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Allegiances in this world are like shifting sand, and when one particularly sexy member of The Trust tries to draw a line in it, she'll learn that Agent Graves doesn't just cross a line - he obliterates it.


On sale August 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #13
Written by Si Spencer


Consulting by Neil Gaiman


Art by Dean Ormston Cover by Duncan Fegredo


In the aftermath of the magical war, Tim Hunter must take apart the strange new world he created, because leaving dimensions open can be dangerous. Three mysterious figures in trench coats guest-star as the 3-part "Losing My Religion" begins.


On sale August 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #40
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


After three long years of teasing and misdirection, the Adversary is revealed in the fourth amazing chapter of the "Homelands" saga. Now the action picks up as we follow Boy Blue in his quest across the Homelands, learn how close he came to rescuing Red Riding Hood, and discover how the Adversary came to power.


On sale August 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #211
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Part 5 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." As Nergal's master plan becomes frighteningly clear, John learns the macabre fate of Cheryl's soul. But surrounded by Rosacarnis and his own demon offspring, it may be too late for Constantine to save his sister - or himself.


On sale August 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

THE LOSERS #27
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Colin Wilson


Cover by Jock


Featuring art by the acclaimed Colin Wilson (Lt. Blueberry). His master plan accomplished, Max is now an international threat. But before the Losers can get to him, one of their own is captured in a scenario they may be unable to think their way out of.


On sale August 31 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #65
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Part 3 of the 6-part "Morningstar." Lucifer confronts the forces of the Lilim on the fields of Armageddon, with all the big guns on the other side. But his hands are empty, and his foes are only too willing to call his desperate bluff.


On sale August 17 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

MNEMOVORE #5
Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes


Art and cover by Mike Huddleston


Kaley, Ethan and Mike all close in on the lair of the mnemovore, facing the utter collapse of reason and memory amid dozens of lifeless bodies. As the fearsome scale of its menace is finally revealed, three-way battle lines are drawn and human blood is spilled.


On sale August 10 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #3
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry


With the enthusiastic assassins Croup and Vandemar on her trail, Door returns to her family home and finds her father's dying secret - one that could lead her to her true enemy, who has yet to reveal himself. In another part of London Below, Richard faces the terrifying Night's Bridge, where many have tried but few have crossed alive.


On sale August 31 o 3 of 10 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

OTHERWORLD #6
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning


As Siobhan and her allies succumb to the warring factions of Otherworld, Jason and his other companions continue to be seduced by the scientific miracles of this new world - except for Catherine, who's still desperately trying to find her fianc and discover Jason's role in his disappearance!


On sale August 24 o 6 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THESSALY - WITCH FOR HIRE TP
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Shawn McManus Cover by Tara McPherson


The world's oldest, most powerful witch returns in this collection written by Bill Willingham (FABLES). This tale follows Thessaly as she becomes the unwitting partner in a monster-killing business with her ghostly one-time nemesis, Fetch.


On sale August 3 o 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #18
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


The 4-part "Healing the Breach" concludes. While Professor Schiller relives the painful time when his brilliant student Alec Holland stole the only woman he ever loved, Swamp Thing, imprisoned by the eco-sorcerers, confronts the Seed Gatherer, a deranged transdimensional CEO who believes he's channeling the spirit of Johnny Appleseed.


On sale August 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING Vol. 2: LOVE IN VAIN TP
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


Reprinting issues #9-14 of this VERTIGO character's newest incarnation, SWAMP THING: LOVE IN VAIN features the first two story arcs from writer Joshua Dysart - "Love in Vain" and "A Measure of Faith" - and continues to showcase the spectacular art of Enrique Breccia.


On sale August 17 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING Vol. 1: BAD SEED TP
Written by Andy Diggle


Art and cover by Enrique Breccia


Reoffered to coincide with SWAMP THING VOL. 2: LOVE IN VAIN, this volume collects issues #1-6 of the new VERTIGO series. Swamp Thing is joined to the Earth itself, surpassing even his old power. But he threatens to rebalance the natural world at the cost of countless human casualties - including his wife and daughter - unless John Constantine can find a way to stop him.


On sale August 17 o 144 pg, FC, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

Y: THE LAST MAN #36
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Series co-creator Pia Guerra returns for a special stand-alone issue that finally reveals the whole story behind Yorick Brown's long-lost true love, Beth Deville. As Yorick risks his life to travel halfway around the world in search of this alluring young woman, Beth must survive her own trial by fire.


On sale August 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

V FOR VENDETTA - NEW EDITION HC
Written by Alan Moore


Art and cover by David Lloyd


One of the accomplishments that cemented Alan Moore's reputation - soon to be a major motion picture - returns in a stunning new edition. A terrifying portrait of totalitarianism and resistance superbly illustrated by artist David Lloyd, this edition includes everything from the VERTIGO trade paperback as well as a new 8-page section featuring early sketches and art by Lloyd.


Advance-solicited; on sale September 8 o 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US o MATURE READERS

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. Some products may require assembly. These items are advance-solicited. Orders must be placed with those for August-released product, solicited in this month's issue of Previews. Some products may also be offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

GREEN LANTERN VS. SINESTRO STATUE
Designed by Carlos Pacheco


Sculpted by Tim Bruckner


GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH brought Hal Jordan back to resume the mantle of Green Lantern. However, his arch-nemesis Sinestro has also returned, reigniting their long-standing conflict. This highly detailed statue - designed by new GREEN LANTERN series artist Carlos Pacheco and sculpted by the acclaimed Tim Bruckner - features these two bitter enemies locked in combat! This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11.75" tall x 7.5" wide x 6.25" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 7 o Statue o $195.00 US

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 1: RED SON: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the sold-out miniseries SUPERMAN: RED SON! If the Man of Steel had crash-landed in Russia, he would have become the defender of the Soviet Union! This figure features multiple points of articulation, a flag accessory and a base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 7 o Action Figure o 6.7" H o PI

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 1: RED SON: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the sold-out miniseries SUPERMAN: RED SON! The Amazon Princess is cast as a Soviet diplomat and companion to the Man of Steel; but she is also the only person on Earth who can match his might! This figure features multiple points of articulation, a golden lasso accessory and


a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 7 o Action Figure o 6.7" H o PI

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 1: THRILLKILLER: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE
From the miniseries BATMAN: ThrillKiller! Bored heiress Barbara Gordon teams up with free-spirited Dick Grayson in 1960's Gotham. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 7 o Action Figure o 6.35" H o PI

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 1: THRILLKILLER: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the miniseries BATMAN: ThrillKiller! After the death of Robin, police detective Bruce Wayne adopts the mantle of Batman to continue his crusade. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 7 o Action Figure o 6.7" H o PI

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 1: CRIMSON MIST: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the graphic novel BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST! To defeat the legion of vampires overrunning Gotham, a bitten Batman pays the ultimate price. This figure features multiple points of articulation, a wooden stake accessory, poseable wings and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 7 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

Retailers please note ELSEWORLDS: SERIES 1: RED SON SUPERMAN , RED SON WONDER WOMAN, THRILLKILLER BATGIRL, THRILLKILLER BATMAN, and CRIMSON MIST BATMAN ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. The CRIMSON MIST BATMAN Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE DESIGNED BY JOE KUBERT
Sculpted by John G. Mathews


A sought-after addition to DC Direct's collection of Batman Black & White statues, this collectible - designed by classic comic-book artist Joe Kubert - presents a unique vision of the Caped Crusader. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of Batman Black and White VOL. 1 and 2, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. The statue measures approximately 8" tall x 5" wide x 7" deep. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 11 o Statue o $55.00 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE: SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
Reoffered to coincide with the launch of the 12-issue maxiseries JUSTICE by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite, this Master Case assortment includes two each of the SUPERMAN, THE FLASH, BIZARRO, SINESTRO, and CHEETAH ACTION FIGURES, designed by Alex Ross and sculpted by Tim Bruckner. Each figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a display base and is packaged in a 4-color window box.


On sale August 17 o Action Figure Assortnent o PI

SUPERMAN: COVER TO COVER: SUPERMAN #1 STATUE
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano


This is the first in a series of affordably priced statues that feature Superman as he appeared on classic covers from his long history! The famous cover to Superman #1 by Joe Shuster is an icon on its own, and now it's brought to three-dimensional life in this accurately sculpted statue by Tony Cipriano. This limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 7.5" tall x 6.5" wide 3" deep and is packaged in


a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 25 o Statue o $55.00 US

SECRET FILES: UNMASKED!: SERIES 2: J'ONN J'ONZZ/MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE
One of the few survivors of the Martian race and an invaluable resource to the JLA, Martian Manhunter transforms to uncover his Martian appearance as J'onn J'onzz . This figure features multiple points of articulation, an alternate head and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 18 o Action Figure o 7.25" H o PI

SECRET FILES: UNMASKED!: SERIES 2: BRUCE WAYNE/BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Batman, a master crime-fighting detective, removes his cowl to reveal his alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne! This figure features multiple points of articulation, an alternate head and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 18 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

SECRET FILES: UNMASKED!: SERIES 2: RED HOOD/THE JOKER ACTION FIGURE
Initially forced into the costume of the Red Hood, this petty thief's fateful fall into a vat of chemicals transformed him into the deadly identity of the Joker. This figure features multiple points of articulation, an alternate head and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 18 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

SECRET FILES: UNMASKED!: SERIES 2: CLARK KENT/SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Ace reporter Clark Kent stands ready to reveal his fearless identity, Superman! This figure features multiple points of articulation a display base, a removable shirt front, and character-dedicated accessories. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 18 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

SECRET FILES: UNMASKED!: SERIES 2: BARBARA GORDON/BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE
Barbara Gordon transforms from librarian to crime-fighter Batgirl with a flip of her cowl! This figure features multiple points of articulation, a display base, an alternate head and character-dedicated accessories. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 18 o Action Figure o 6" H o PI

MANHUNTER, BRUCE WAYNE/BATMAN, RED HOOD/THE JOKER, CLARK KENT/SUPERMAN, BARBARA GORDON/ BATGIRL ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. The BARBARA GORDON/BATGIRL Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

 
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