DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping September, 2005

Mon, June 20th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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

DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #2
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Acclaimed writer Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) are back for the second thrilling installment of the year's most anticipated comics event! And this stellar creative team has brought its "A" game to this imaginative new interpretation of the origin of these celebrated comic-book icons!


After witnessing his parents' brutal deaths, Dick Grayson's life is seemingly destroyed. But Batman whisks the young lad into his care and promises him something Bruce never had: retribution.


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #645
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen


Cover by Jock


The startling revelation of the Red Hood's identity leads Batman on a quest for answers. Could it really be Jason Todd cutting a swath through the Gotham City underworld? There's only one place to find the answer to that question: the Gotham graveyard!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #811
Written by David Lapham


Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill


Cover by Lapham


Batman is in too deep, as his undercover assignment starts to go horribly wrong! While he fights to stay alive, Robin and Gordon try to hold off the creatures that have been taking over all of Gotham City, in Part 9 of "City of Crime"!


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

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #69
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit


Cover by Claudio Castellini


Hush will stop at nothing to learn the secrets of a brand-new Clayface! But what's the connection between Clayface and the murder investigation surrounding Alfred? Can Batman unravel the mystery while keeping Alfred alive and out of police custody?


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #195
Written by J.H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson


Art and cover by Seth Fisher


Part 4 of the 5-part "Snow." Batman's operatives encounter Mr. Freeze and come to grips with the madman's plan to bring his wife back against all odds.


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATGIRL #68
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art and cover by Al Garza & Jesse Delperdang


Batgirl infiltrates the Balkan stronghold of Nyssa, daughter of the deceased Ra's al Ghul, on a quest to learn the identity of her mother. Now she faces the woman who holds all her secrets: Lady Shiva!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CATWOMAN #47
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Adam Hughes


Catwoman joins a group of super-villains who've taken over the East End! She wants to tear them apart from the inside, even if it means dealing with every baddie from Captain Cold and the Cheetah to the powered protectors of the proletariat, Hammer and Sickle!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN #142
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 Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN/BATGIRL: FRESH BLOOD TP
Written by Bill Willingham and Andersen Gabrych


Art by Damion Scott, Al Garza and Jesse Delperdang


Cover by Scott


A thrilling new collection featuring ROBIN #132-133 and BATGIRL #58- 59! After relocating to Bldhaven, two of Gotham's youngest heroes must face Nightwing's enemy Shrike and their old foe, the Penguin.


On sale Sept 14 o 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #2
Written by Andrew Helfer


Art by Tan Eng Huat


Cover by Pat Lee


The explosive 12-issue maxiseries heats up as the Carrier comes to Gotham City - and he's brought the plague with him! When an undercover Bruce Wayne is inadvertently infected, Bruce must struggle against the disease while battling his own inner demons about the future of the Dark Knight - and then come to the aid of Jim Gordon when a mysterious fire breaks out!


On sale Sept 28 o 2 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #6
Written by Paul Jenkins


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


Hysteria breaks out as the 6-issue miniseries reaches a shocking finale! Two-Face has infected the citizens of Gotham with his "Jekyll & Hyde" serum and is on the run from the Batman! But can the Dark Knight put an end to Two-Face's madness before Harvey Dent's "Mr. Hyde" personality takes over and destroys him once and for all?


On sale Sept 21 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #35
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker


Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano


Cover by Sean Phillips


With the discovery of a dead Robin and now another murdered hero, the GCPD's detectives find themselves with more questions than before - and only one person is capable of providing the answers. The problem, of course, is that Batman's not talking.


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

NIGHTWING #112
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande 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 Terminator at the head of Dick's crime world?


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 3 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others


Art by Sean Phillips, Pete Woods and others


Cover by James Jean


The final volume of WARGAMES collects BATMAN #633, BATGIRL #57, CATWOMAN #36, ROBIN #131, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #58.


On sale Sept 21 o 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 2 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others


Art by Sean Phillips, Paul Gulacy and others


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with WAR GAMES ACT 3, this volume collects 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 Sept 21 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 1 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others


Art by Sean Phillips, Paul Gulacy and others


Cover by James Jean


Reoffered to coincide with WAR GAMES ACT 3, this volume collects the BATMAN:12-CENT ADVENTURE, DETECTIVE COMICS #797, BATMAN #631, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #182, NIGHTWING #82, and more.


On sale Sept 21 o 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US o RELIST

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 3 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil, Bob Haney, Len Wein and others


Art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano


Cover by Adams


The extra-sized final volume collecting Neal Adams's acclaimed covers and stories featuring the Dark Knight! This volume includes material from BATMAN #232, #234, #237, #243-245 and #251, featuring Two-Face, the Joker, and more members of Batman's famed Rogues Gallery. Plus, two never-before-reprinted stories done for Peter Pan records and a sketchbook section showcasing Adams' advertising and custom comics work with


the Caped Crusader!


On sale Sept 28 o 280 pg, FC, $49.99 US

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil and others


Art and cover by Neal Adams


Collecting material from BATMAN #200, 203 and 210; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #75-76 and 79-85; DETECTIVE COMICS #370, 372, 385, 389, 391, and 392; and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 174-176, 178-180, 182-183, 185, and 186!


On sale Sept 28 o 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 2 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman and others


Art and cover by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano


Presenting material originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #393-411, BATMAN #217, 219-222, 224-227, and 229-231, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88-90, 93 and 95, and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199-200 and 202!


On sale Sept 28 o 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US o RELIST

b>SHAZAM/SUPERMAN: FIRST THUNDER #1
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Josh Middleton


Witness the first meeting of The Last Son of Krypton and Earth's Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling 4-issue miniseries written by Judd Winick (SUPERMAN: "Lightning Strikes," OUTSIDERS) with art by Josh Middleton (Nyx, New Mutants)! While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City. When the same cult attempts to steal an artifact from a Fawcett City Museum, Superman drops by to lend a hand, and teams up with Captain Marvel against an all-new threat!


On sale Sept 8 o 1 of 4 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Mike Carlin

SUPERGIRL #2
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


The battle that had to happen is here: Supergirl vs. Superboy! After last issue's titanic tussle with Power Girl, why is Kara going toe-to-toe with the Boy of Steel? And where do the rest of the Teen Titans fit into all of this? Plus, Lex Luthor makes his move! Join the superstar team of Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund as they continue to rocket the new Girl of Steel into hyperspace!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #23
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines


Get ready for more pulse-pounding thrills from the original World's Finest creators - Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines - in part 4 of the 6-part "With a Vengeance," guest-starring Supergirl! Superman and Batman may have escaped the Maximums, but that doesn't stop those vengeance-seeking superheroes from starting a full-scale invasion of Earth - with everyone who's ever been a Maximum! And somehow this is all tied to Darkseid's fate and the most unexpected death you'll see this year!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #831
Written by Gail Simone


Art by John Byrne & Nelson


Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan


A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam - and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #644
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Karl Kerschl


After the shocking revelations of Identity Crisis and JLA: "Crisis of Conscience," Superman confronts Zatanna!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERMAN #221
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art and cover by Ed Benes


Superman's being pulled in all directions in an issue that ties into all four miniseries springing from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! Omac is running loose. Villains are united. Magic is everywhere. Naturally, it's a perfect time for Bizarro to show up!


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

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT TP
Written by Mark Waid


Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan


A new softcover edition collecting the 12-issue miniseries that features the entire modern-day retelling of Superman by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. Plus, an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough & Miles Millar and a sketchbook section!


On sale Sept 28 o 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY TP
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Stuart Immonen


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, this volume collects the critically lauded 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries that told the origin tale of a different Clark Kent. In the real world, a young Kansas man with the unfortunate name Clark Kent wakes up one day with super-powers much like those of the fictional Superman!


On sale Sept 28 o 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US o RELIST

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
Written by Marv Wolfman


Art by George Prez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Prez


Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same! In 1985, DC Comics dramatically altered comics' original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, a 12-issue series that rocked the comics community, tragically dooming some of DC's most beloved characters and drastically altering others. Written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Prez, with inks by Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS finds the alternate worlds that once were a hallmark of the DC Universe under siege by a mysterious force powerful enough to wipe out the lives of billions.


Now this landmark series gets the star treatment in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION - an oversized slipcased set containing two hardcover books. The 368-page Book One includes the full 12-issue maxiseries (which was painstakingly restored and meticulously recolored in 1998), with an introduction by Marv Wolfman, afterword by Dick Giordano, and creator bios. George Prez provides all-new art for the dustjacket. (Please note that the Monitor Tapes section from issue #10 will be shot from the original art for this issue and represented in its original form.)


The 96-page Book Two contains a compendium featuring the full behind-the-scenes story on the years-long making of the maxiseries complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway; the Official Index to Crisis and Official Index to Crisis Crossovers being reprinted for the very first time, completely updated; a look into post-Crisis events and aftermath stories, how the Superboy/Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event. George Prez provides all-new art for the dustjacket.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 o Oversized, slipcased hardcover o 464 pg, FC, $99.99 US

AQUAMAN #34
Written by John Arcudi


Art by Andy Clarke & Leonard Kirk


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


Featuring the return of guest artist Andy Clarke (THIRTEEN)! Aquaman is reunited with his wife Mera, only to find she's dying. The only way to save her is take her out of Atlantis, and the only thing standing in Aquaman's way is…Tempest?


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

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #7
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Nekros


Cover by Byrne


A special DAY OF VENGEANCE tie-in! The sadistic Spectre


has been trying to rid the DCU of its practitioners of magic


- and now he sets his sights on Etrigan the Demon!


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

BREACH #9
Written by Bob Harras


Art by Javier Pulido & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Marcos Martin


Featuring guest art by Javier Pulido (HUMAN TARGET)!


The connection between Breach and the villainous Herdsman is brought to light! Troops and scientists from Otherside find evidence that no one who has had contact with the Rifters can be trusted, not even Breach!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BIRDS OF PREY #86
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Bruce Timm, David Lopez & Fernando Blanco, Adriana Melo & Will Conrad


Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad


The Birds return to Metropolis - and one of them's staying for good! Three guest artists - including Bruce Timm - tell the tale of one unforgettable moving day!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

DAY OF VENGEANCE #6
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Walter Simonson


The 6-issue miniseries spinning from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS reaches an unbelievable finale in a tale called "The Death of Magic!" Can the combined forces of the Shadowpact finally stop the Spectre?


On sale Sept 21 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1 - SECOND PRINTING
Written by Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns and Judd Winick


Art by Rags Morales, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis and others


Cover by Jim Lee & Alex Ross


Don't miss this second chance to get the book that kicked off one of the year's biggest comics events! Three of comics' most acclaimed writers join an all-star roster of artistic talent for this 80-page spectacular with the low cover price of $1.99!


On sale Sept 8 o 80 pg, FC, $1.99 US o RELIST

DOOM PATROL #16
Written by John Byrne


Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood


Cover by Byrne


In a shocking turn of events, the Doom Patrol loses a member to the dark side when Nudge's full powers and personalities are revealed! But while Nudge takes on the Doom Patrol, Vortex's mysterious "brothers" arrive with a secret mission of their own…


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE FLASH #226
Written by Stuart Immonen & Kathryn Kuder


Art by Steve Lightle


Cover by Ladronn


A special issue featuring a guest creative team! Wally gets a break on a mountain climbing expedition…but an unexpected avalanche requires a rescue from The Flash!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

FIRESTORM #17
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull


Cover by Matt Haley


A special VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Trapped in a remote power installation by the Society, Firestorm - and a mysterious girl called Gehenna - must defeat Black Adam's army of supervillains to escape!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN #5
Written by Geoff Johns


Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver


Fan-favorite artist Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH) joins writer Geoff Johns for an action-packed tale that pits Hal Jordan against the deadly new Shark as alien abductions across the West Coast increase dramatically! But what do these extraterrestrials want, and what strange events in the past are they truly responsible for? Guest-starring Hector Hammond!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy


Get ready for a new 5-issue miniseries springing from the pages of GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH! Written by Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, TEEN TITANS) & Dave Gibbons (RANN-THANAGAR WAR, THE ORIGINALS) with art by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy (AQUAMAN), Recharge kicks off with an extra-sized debut issue!


For too long, the light of the Green Lantern Corps has been absent from the cosmos. Now, as darkness and chaos descend upon space, it is time for the Guardians of the Universe to revive the Corps' proud heritage, to recruit new servants to their cause and to recharge the mighty power that once they wielded.


Their lives still reeling from the epic battle with Parallax, veteran GLs Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and Kilowog lead a new generation of Lanterns into galaxy-spanning action. As old foes plot the downfall of Oa itself, the Green Lantern Corps must first fight to unite its own ranks.


On sale Sept 21 o 1 of 5 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Peter Tomasi

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH HC
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins


Cover by Van Sciver


The sold out 6-issue miniseries event of 2004-2005 - written by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) with art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins - is collected for the first time, complete with the preview story from Wizard Magazine! Hal Jordan was considered the greatest Green Lantern of them all. But Jordan lost control, allowed himself to be corrupted and transformed into the villainous Parallax. Later, Jordan reappeared and made the ultimate sacrifice - a sacrifice that allowed him to become the Spectre, the Wrath of God.


After several years of activity on Earth, The Spectre became restless and sought a way to prove himself worthy of that noble reputation. See how a man born without fear and seeking to rebuild his life, puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but across the universe.


This volume also features an introduction by best-selling author Brad Meltzer and a new cover by Van Sciver!


Advance-solicited; on sale October 12 o 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

GREEN ARROW #54
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos


Cover by James Jean


Part 1 of the 4-part "Heading into the Light," spinning out of the events of IDENTITY CRISIS! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who's suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #44
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose


Cover by Christopher Moeller


There's a new Hawkman in town, as Golden Eagle assumes the mantle of the Hawk! But has he already gone too far? The villains responsible for destroying Carter Hall are disappearing one by one, until only the true mastermind remains…


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE HUMAN RACE #7
Written by Ben Raab


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano


The unbelievable miniseries finale! The unique odyssey of the young man named Ulysses draws to a close. But first Ulysses must make a fateful decision: Can he abandon the town of Shuster's Glen, and the parents who believe he's dead?


On sale Sept 21 o 7 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

KAMANDI ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Jack Kirby


Art by Kirby & Mike Royer


Cover by Kirby


The first archive in a series collecting the adventures of Kamandi, the last boy on Earth, by Jack Kirby! In these tales from KAMANDI #1-10 (1972-1973), Kamandi - one of the few survivors of the Great Disaster - must make his way in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders!


On sale Sept 14 o 244 pg, FC, $49.99 US

JACK CROSS #2
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by Gary Erskine


The action-filled new series by Warren Ellis & Gary Erskine continues! Jack Cross is called into action only for a good cause…and this good cause is a missing weapon of mass destruction hundreds of times more terrifying than any nuclear device. Jack flies to Guantanamo Bay to question the one woman who can lead him to it - but will he be in time?


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA #118 & #119
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg


Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer


Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer


The two concluding issues of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience," written by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and Allan Heinberg (The O.C.) double-ship in September! In JLA #118, the knockdown-dragout battle between Martian Manhunter and Despero continues, as the fight that began on the JLA Watchtower ends on Earth! Meanwhile, Superman intervenes in the Justice League's vote to mindwipe the Secret Society of Super Villains, and Zatanna makes a fateful decision.


And in #119, the JLA must face off against Despero in Wayne Manor! But in order to stop Despero, the team will be forced to turn against one of its own…


#118 on sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


#119 on sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA: SYNDICATE RULES TP
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Ron Garney & Dan Green


Cover by Garney


A new collection featuring JLA #107-114 and a story from JLA SECRET FILES 2004! Seeking revenge against their positive matter universe counterparts - the fabled JLA - the Crime Syndicate of Amerika breaches the barrier between universes and brings chaos to Earth!


On sale Sept 8 o 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #12
Written by Warren Ellis


Art by Butch Guice


Cover by Michael Stribling


In Part 3 of the 6-part "New Maps of Hell," Hell on Earth is unleashed! The JLA confronts President Luthor and learns of an ancient prophecy about the coming of the Martian God of Terror - better known on Earth as the Devil!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA #77
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne


Cover by Alex Ross


Alan Scott pays a visit to Hal Jordan as Hal prepares to leave Earth with Donna Troy. But Alan has one last favor to ask Hal, and it will be one of the hardest things a Green Lantern has ever tried to accomplish!


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

JSA CLASSIFIED #3
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Conner


The origin of Power Girl continues as she travels to Gotham to meet the Huntress and finds herself face-to-face with the Crime Syndicate!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #10
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert


Cover by Kitson


The Legion finally fights as a team against the brutal Terror Firma! But after the team-splintering recent events, who's in charge?


On sale Sept 28 o 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #14
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Jesus Saiz


The secret of Project Manhunter is revealed - and so is the identity of Kate Spencer's long-lost father!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #28
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert


Cover by Daniel Acua


Reeling from the mind-blowing events of "The Insider" story arc, the team mourns a lost comrade and decides you can't go home again…ever! .


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

PLASTIC MAN #18
Written by Kyle Baker


Art and cover by Baker


The showdown between Plas and his adopted stepdaughter's fianc boyfriend friend with no benefits! Beware the wrath and rage of El Rey! Don't miss another exciting issue of the series nominated for two Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SGT. ROCK'S COMBAT TALES VOL. 1
Written by Robert Kanigher


Art by Joe Kubert, Jerry Grandenetti, Irv Novick and Russ Heath


Cover by Kubert


A digest-sized collection reprinting SGT. ROCK'S PRIZE BATTLE TALES, plus stories from the pages of G.I. COMBAT and OUR ARMY AT WAR! It's 10 classic stories featuring nonstop action direct from the Silver Age of comics!


On sale Sept 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US

THE SECRET OF THE SWAMP THING
Written by Len Wein


Art and cover by Berni Wrightson


A manga-sized collection featuring the classic origin and first adventures of the Swamp Thing (also collected in the full-size tpb SWAMP THING: DARK GENESIS), including the first 10 issues of the original SWAMP THING title, all by the legendary team of writer Len Wein


and artist Berni Wrightson.


On sale Sept 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 232 pg, FC, $9.99 US

THE OMAC PROJECT #6
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Jesus Saiz


Cover by Ladrnn


The white-hot miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN


TO INFINITE CRISIS concludes! To preserve the Omac Project, Brother Eye plays the ultimate trump card!


On sale Sept 28 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

RANN-THANAGAR WAR #5
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


The course of the war takes a surprise turn as traitors


and unexpected allies reveal themselves. As battle rages, a world is reborn - but one warrior makes the ultimate sacrifice!


On sale Sept 14 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #4
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Cameron Stewart


More must-see mysteries of the SEVEN SOLDIERS saga unfold as the GUARDIAN miniseries finale builds toward the epic conclusion in SEVEN SOLDIERS #1!


Is a broken, embittered Jake Jordan ready for "Sex Secrets of the Newsboy Army"? Who were Captain 7, Kid Scarface, Baby Brains, Ali-Ka-Zoom, Chop Suzi, Li'l Hollywood and Millions the Mystery Mutt? What was the vow they made as children outside the United Nations building? What did they do that was so wrong - and why will the entire world suffer in an alien hell if the Guardian makes the wrong decision this time ?


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

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger and others


Art by Curt Swan, Dick Sprang and others


Cover by Swan & George Klein


Kicking off an exciting line of black-and-white reading library titles! This volume collects SUPERMAN #122-133 and ACTION COMICS #241-257, featuring the birth of the Silver Age Superman mythos, including the first appearances of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortess of Solitude and more!


On sale Sept 14 o 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox


Art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson


Cover by Kane & Giella


One of the first volumes in an all-new line of thick, black-and-white reading library titles! This volume collects the Silver Age classics SHOWCASE #22-24, GREEN LANTERN #1-17, featuring Hal Jordan's earliest adventures as Earth's Green Lantern!


On sale Sept 14 o 528 pg, B&W $16.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #1
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Pasqual Ferry


Grant Morrison's amazing SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues with a 4-part miniseries featuring art by Pasqual Ferry (ADAM STRANGE)! A young Shiloh Norman is all grown up, and now, with the help of his Mother Box - an alien computer - he has become the world's coolest escape artist, a cross between David Blaine and Puff Daddy. After a hallucinatory encounter with the being called Metron, the formerly aimless and dissatisfied Mister Miracle finds himself with a new mission in life. He now believes he has evidence of an apocalyptic cosmic war being fought through human agents on Earth! Shiloh's seen the light. He knows


the score - and he may have lost his mind!


On sale Sept 21 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SON OF VULCAN #4
Written by Scott Beatty


Art and cover by Keron Grant


Mikey Devante inherited the superpowers of Vulcan - but he can't control them! With Vulcan's secret headquarters and everything in it obliterated, what is Mikey's final inheritance? Vulcan's rogues gallery!


On sale Sept 8 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #28
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Rob Liefeld


The thrilling conclusion of the 2-part story by Gail Simone (VILLAINS UNITED) and Rob Liefeld (New Mutants)! Kestrel, the mad dog of the Chaos Realm, paralyzes the Titans in a bid to gain power like he's never had before!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

VILLAINS UNITED #5
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger


Cover by J.G. Jones


Here it is - the battle you would never have imagined: Catman vs. Deadshot! The picture says it all as the group sworn to undermine the villainous Society finds itself at odds with one another as they try to determine the answer to a single mystery: Who is Mockingbird?


On sale Sept 8 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

VIGILANTE #1
Written by Bruce Jones


Art by Ben Oliver


Covers by Michael Golden


A classic DC character returns in a thrilling 6-issue maxiseries written by fan-favorite Bruce Jones (Hulk) with art by Ben Oliver (THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE) and covers by Michael Golden! Welcome to modern-day Metropolis, where two men with very different philosophies work toward finding justice in an unjust world.


Dr. Justin Powell believes in justice for the individual, including the psychotic souls whose whose abuse as children has led them to do terrible things. Vigilante believes in the right of society to be protected from these psychotics with no regard for restraint or the law. Now, the entire city wants to know who the Vigilante is…but who will find him first - the media or the authorities?


On sale Sept 28 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Alex Sinclair

WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TP
Written by George Prez, John Byrne and Len Wein


Art by Prez, Byrne, Dick Giordano, Bob Smith and Frank McLaughlin


Cover by Prez


The third volume collecting classic stories by George Prez reprints WONDER WOMAN #15-19 and ACTION COMICS #600! Wonder Woman faces her toughest opponents yet in tales featuring Silver Swan, Superman, Circe, Darkseid and more! Featuring a new cover by Prez!


On sale Sept 21 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2: CHALLENGE OF THE GODS TP
Written by George Prez and Len Wein


Art by Prez & Bruce Patterson


Cover by Prez


Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS, this second volume reprints Prez's remarkable run on WONDER WOMAN, collecting WONDER WOMAN #7-14, featuring the debut of the deadly Cheetah!


On sale Sept 21 o 176 pg, FC, $19.95 US o Relist

WONDER WOMAN #221
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Rags Morales & Mark Propst


Cover by J.G. Jones


The power of OMAC comes after the Amazing Amazon! In the aftermath of the recent events which have shaken the DCU, Wonder Woman goes on global patrol, saving lives and spreading her message of peace wherever she can. But Brother I and the Omac Project have other plans…


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #13
Written by Bill Matheny


Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Based on the hit cartoon on Kids' WB! Batman is on the hunt for Catwoman after a string of burglaries, but Catwoman's claiming she's innocent!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 2: IN DARKEST KNIGHT TP
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


Gotham City's protector returns to battle a new crop of villains in this second manga-sized collection! Reprinting issues #6-10 of the series based on the hit Kids' WB show, IN DARKEST KNIGHT is sure to brighten your day - with action!


On sale Sept 28 o 5" x 7.375" o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #13
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong


Cover by Ben Caldwell


Red Tornado on a rampage! What has caused the League's android to trash the Watchtower? And can the rest of the Justice League stop him before he heads to Earth to do even more damage?


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: JAM-PACKED ACTION
Written by various


Art by various


Production art cover


The hit cartoon show gets the "JPA" treatment, as the episodes "Initiation" and "For the Man Who Has Everything" are adapted! These stories feature high-quality screen-captures and dialogue straight from the show's scripts!


On sale Sept 14 o 5" x 7.375" o 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #23
Written by J. Torres


Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


Red X is back - with a vengeance! The master thief is on a crime spree, robbing a host of places at once! Robin must discover how Red X is doing it and stop him before he ruins the Jump City Comicon!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #13
Written by Jim Alexander, Sholly Fisch, Brian Swetlin and Tom Warburton


Art by John Delaney, Maurice Fontenot, Phil Moy, Scott Neely, Robert Pope and the Iguana


Cover by Pope


This is unlucky issue #13, so hold on as Billy and Grim attend a father/ son picnic! Struggle with Courage as he tries to get over his fear of…well, everything, then watch out for bathtime with the Kids Next Door!


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg,


FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 2: READ ALL ABOUT IT! TP
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Jeff Matsuda


All your favorite Cartoon Network stars are back in one convenient manga-sized volume! Featuring the adventures of Dexter's Laboratory, Kids Next Door, Billy and Mandy, Ed, Edd & Eddy and many others!


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

LOONEY TUNES #130
Written by Sholly Fisch


Art and cover by Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann


Special back-to-school issue! Pete Puma plays professor, but Bugs teaches him a real lesson! Plus, tales of Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn - and just what did Ralph Phillips do during his summer vacation anyway?


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

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #66
Written by Jon Lewis, John Rozum, Sean Carolan and Jen Moore


Art by Christopher Cook. Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes, and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Phil Moy


A giant sea-monster calls for dancing…nonstop rain dancing, that is! Will the Powerpuffs Girls be beat by their own dancing feet? Plus, Princess takes her homework assignment a little too far!


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #100
Written by Terrence Griep, Jr.


Art by Joe Staton and Horacio Ottolini


Cover by Bill Wray


Zoinks! It's the fabulous 100th issue! And to celebrate, check out how the gang manages to solve the mystery afoot that will help them win the Trial of the Century!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #458
Written and illustrated by


The Usual Gang of Idiots


As the summer wanes, there's just one thing that can appease the general malaise of going back to school: the madcap hilarity that only MAD can deliver!


On sale Sept 8 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

CHIKYU MISAKI VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Iwahara Yuji


CMX. Schoolgirl Makishima Misaki's life is about to get a lot more complicated in this first volume of an exciting new title! She has inherited the house that belonged to her maternal grandfather, in a small, quiet, snowy town that boasts its own local legend, the Hohopo. Moving into the house with her klutzy widower father, she soon makes new friends - including one very unusual friend: the Hohopo itself, a shape-shifting creature who looks like a small Loch Ness Monster…when he's not masquerading as the boy next door!


On sale Sept 14 o 5" x 7.375" o 196 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Tachibana Kaimu


CMX. Sakuya and Wakyo are reincarnated and reunited only to discover that Bishu-sama - their master and mentor from a past existence - is in their midst and in grave danger from vengeful demons! Still unsure of their own powers and the nature of their cunning and elusive enemy, they must race against time to rescue Bishu from the dark forces that roil within his reincarnated form.


On sale Sept 8 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Takanashi Mitsuba


CMX. Kayano attempts to make sense of her feelings but is always left confused. Just when she thinks she has seen the good side of Takeru, he does something completely infuriating. Then there is Yuichi, who was always so sweet - but lately, he is showing a much darker side. Will Kayano survive this bizarre love triangle… and who will she ultimately choose?


On sale Sept 21 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

MONSTER COLLECTION: THE GIRL WHO CAN DEAL WITH MAGICAL MONSTERS VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Itoh Sei


Original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE


CMX. Kasche and her small fellowship have faced all manner of summoned beasts in their quest for the Guardian of Knowledge, but they could be at quest's end. While in fierce combat with Duran DeBrancy and his evil summoner, Eclipse, fortunes will change and a difficult decision will be forced upon the heroes. Will they have the strength to stay the course or will the price be too high?


On sale Sept 14 o 5" x 7.375" o 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

SEIMADEN VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Higuri You


CMX. Blinded by his love for the beautiful Hilda, the demon king Laures fails to see a mutiny masterminded by his most trusted aide, who recruits an archdemon with powers equal to the king's own. Meanwhile, the steadfast Roddrick still struggles to sort out what can be done to stop the destroyer of his people.


On sale Sept 28 o 5" x 7.375" o 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

SWORD OF THE DARK ONES VOL. 3
Art by Kotobuki Tsukasa


Written by Yasui Kentaro


Design cooperation by TASA


CMX. The thrilling final volume! When Leroy Schwartz took down the head of the Crimson Despair Assassins Guild and reclaimed his long-sword Ragnarok, he thought his mission was done. But he is dead wrong! The sadistic vampire Charvert has captured Lena Northlight to use as a pawn in his master's hideous plans. After 5,000 years of conflict, the Dark Ones will stop at nothing to annihilate humanity…even if it means becoming the very creatures they despise. Mankind's last hope is the weapon forged to defeat these creatures centuries ago: the sentient sword Ragnarok, Bane of the Dark Ones.


On sale Sept 21 o 5" x 7.375" o 204 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

WILDCATS: NEMESIS #1
Written by Robbie Morrison


Art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Matt Banning


Cover by Caldwell & Banning


A spectacular new chapter in the WildStorm Universe is revealed in this exciting 9-issue miniseries written by Robbie Morrison (THE AUTHORITY) with art by Talent Caldwell (SUPERMAN: GODFALL), Horacio Domingues (Lazarus Jack) and Matt Banning (Uncanny X-Men, The Darkness)! Zealot and her Coda sisters are the elite warrior-class on their homeworld of Khera, feared throughout the galaxy. A single name, however, strikes fear and hatred into their hearts: Nemesis!


Framed for the betrayal and slaughter of the Kheran military forces on Earth at the dawn of mankind, rogue warrior Charis Adrastea embarks on an epic quest to avenge the massacre, uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire universe. Hunted by friend and foe alike, she takes the name "Nemesis" - from the Greek goddess of vengeance, whose myth she inspires. Now, as her blood-soaked quest nears its end, only the Wildcats can stop her!


This miniseries plunges readers into the midst of the one-woman war Nemesis has been fighting for millennia. Each issue features a present-day sequence with art by Caldwell as she nears her quest's end, and a flashback with art by Domingues that reveals her origins and follows her vendetta as it spans human history!


On sale Sept 14 o 1 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE #4
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


The explosive conclusion of the first arc of the DARK AGE epic! Madame Majestrix holds all of North America hostage, and the only man who can save it from complete destruction is the Silver Agent. But he's in jail…or is he? Plus, the First Family, the Blue Knight and more!


On sale Sept 28 o 4 of 16 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE AUTHORITY: MORE KEV TP
Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry


Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY: THE MAGNIFICENT KEV #1, this hilarious trade paperback collects two miniseries: THE AUTHORITY: KEV and MORE KEV! Nothing could prepare down-on-his-luck S.A.S. Corporal Kev Hawkins for his repeated run-ins with the super-hero team The Authority!


On sale Sept 28 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

THE AUTHORITY: THE MAGNIFICENT KEV #1 & 2
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Carlos Ezquerra


Cover by Glenn Fabry


Garth Ennis (PREACHER) returns to the WildStorm Universe for the next chapter in the saga of Kev Hawkins! And along for the ride this time around is the co-creator of Judge Dredd, artist Carlos Ezquerra (WAR STORIES: CONDORS)!


When the death of a close friend is revealed, Kev begins to entertain ideas of the futility and horror of the life he leads - until he gets a call from the boss. She's got another lethal mission for him that involves his least-favorite allies: The Authority! And this time, events will take a decidedly darker turn…


And in issue #2, Kev's mission to retrieve the Midnighter is under way! On the way, we learn more about the troubled S.A.S. corporal's life and how a one-night stand changed everything.


On sale Sept 8 and Sept 28 o 1 and 2 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

CITY OF TOMORROW #6
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


The shattering conclusion of Howard Chaykin's futuristic miniseries! When Tucker Foyle fled Columbia at age 16, he thought his relationship with his father couldn't get any worse. But just when things are getting good, will revelations about his past destroy his future?


On sale Sept 8 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE INTIMATES #11
Written by Joe Casey


Art by Al Garza & Sandra Hope


Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Hope


It's back to school for everyone's favorite super-hero students! But with some of them a lot smarter about the Seminary than they were before the break, how will they deal with the hidden secrets they learned over the summer? Paranoia abounds as class is back in session!


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

DESOLATION JONES #3
Written by Warren Ellis


Art and cover by J.H. Williams III


Desolation Jones continues his pursuit of what may be the foulest artifact ever created by man! As he makes his way through the filthy denizens of L.A.'s seediest district, he becomes acquainted with a woman who can shed some light on his task - but there are some willing to do anything to see that he fails!


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA #15
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art and cover by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Part 1 of the 2-part "Off the Grid!" When a long-lost relative makes a desperate cry for help, Mayor Mitchell Hundred is forced to leave New York City for the first time since his election. Embarking on a strange adventure, Hundred faces the greatest challenge of his lifetime…alone and out of his jurisdiction!


On sale Sept 21 o32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA VOL. 2: TAG TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art and cover by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


The second volume of the Eisner Award-nominated series, collecting issues #6-10! What forced Mayor Hundred to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of New York politics? Featuring an introduction by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix) and a new cover by Tony Harris!


On sale Sept 8 o128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA VOL. 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art and cover by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Reoffered to coincide with EX MACHINA VOL. 2: TAG, this is the first collection of one of the most critically acclaimed new series of the year! This volume collects the first five issues of this stellar ongoing political thriller.


On sale Sept 8 o136 pg, FC, $9.95 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

MAJESTIC #9
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Georges Jeanty & Trevor Scott


Cover by Neil Googe


Featuring guest art by Georges Jeanty (Gambit) and an appearance by Zealot! Majestic sets out to discover the secrets of the hidden Kherubim technology lacing the planet's crust. But someone isn't happy about that, and Majestic is targeted for execution.


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATADOR #5
Written by Devin Grayson


Art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Isabel is forced to take matters into her own hands - with the active participation of the Matador, with whom she has formed an uneasy partnership. Will one detective and one assassin prove strong enough to take down an entire community?


On sale Sept 8 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SILENT DRAGON #3
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan


Cover by Yu


Manzo and his Yakuza cohorts face certain extermination at the hands of the military…until the timely appearance of the mysterious Reizo. Just who is this stranger, and does he stand a chance against the forces arrayed before him?


On sale Sept 28 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SLEEPER BOOK FOUR: THE LONG WAY HOME TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


Collecting the final chapter of the SLEEPER saga, Vol. 2 #7-12! The endgame is in play and the fates of Carver, Lynch and the mysterious Tao are all up for grabs. It's winner take all…and the stakes are deadly!


On sale Sept 21 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

SLEEPER BOOK THREE: A CROOKED LINE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker


Art and cover by Sean Phillips


Reoffered to coincide with SLEEPER BOOK FOUR: THE LONG WAY HOME, this thrilling collection features SLEEPER SEASON TWO #1-6! Lynch is back in Holden's life and trying to bring him back to the side of the angels. But is it too late for Holden's soul to be saved?


On sale Sept 21 o 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

THE WINTER MEN #2
Written by Brett Lewis


Art and cover by John Paul Leon


The action-packed miniseries by Brett Lewis and John Paul Leon continues! Kris is now in the United States - Brooklyn, to be exact - trying to infiltrate the Red Mafia in an effort to solve his case. But is the mafia a step ahead of him already? And what could Nikki be doing in New York?


On sale Sept 21 o 2 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT #2
Written by Paul DiFilippo


Art and cover by Jerry Ordway


ABC. The thrilling 8-issue miniseries continues! After the startling events of last issue, the cops of Precinct 10 are understandably ill at ease. Not only is Traynor - a.k.a. Jetlad - deposed as head of the department, but his replacement is…well, see for yourselves! Plus, the robotic mystery deepens!


On sale Sept 21 o 2 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ABC: A-Z - TOM STRONG & JACK B. QUICK
Written by Peter Hogan


Art by Kevin Nowlan and Chris Sprouse


Cover by Terry Dodson


ABC. ABC: A-Z is the first in a series of six one-shot specials featuring card-stock covers brought to you by an amazing collection of comic book creators, filled with page after page of informative material guaranteed to satisfy ABC fans everywhere! This initial volume reveals all the secrets and will answer any questions about Tom Strong and Jack B. Quick, along with their supporting casts and gadgets!


On sale Sept 28 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WRAITHBORN #1
Written by Joe Benitez & Marcia Chen


Art and covers by Benitez & Joe Weems


Get ready for a thrill-packed 6-issue miniseries written by Joe Benitez (The Darkness, Magdalena) & Marcia Chen (Ascencion, Magdalena) with art and covers by Benitez & Joe Weems! Long ago, powerful Immortals ruled the world, wreaking unbridled havoc and destruction, until their ultimate defeat by the Wraithborn. Mankind has since forgotten these saviors, save for legends and myths, but the Immortals remain among us still, ever struggling to regain their former dominion.


For millennia, the Wraithborn have kept a vigilant watch, wielding their mysterious powers to hold the Immortals at bay. But now the Wraithborn power is unexpectedly passed on to a timid high school girl, who must discover the secrets of her new abilities before she falls prey to the Immortals! Retailers note: This issue will ship with two covers by Benitez and Weems, featuring the illustration above (50%) and a second glow-in-the-dark illustration (50%).


On sale Sept 21 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

100 BULLETS #64
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Jack heads to Atlantic City, slowly picking up the pieces of his shattered life working as an underground bare-knuckle boxer. But wherever he goes, trouble's sure to follow, and when Graves pays him a visit, the ex-junkie soon realizes he's in for the fight of his life.


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

BLOODY MARY TP
Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by Carlos Ezquerra


Collecting the two 4-issue miniseries BLOODY MARY and BLOODY MARY: LADY LIBERTY. This collection tells the gritty tale of one of the best death-dealing commandos to ever see combat, caught in a future World War. With nothing left to lose, she becomes the ideal weapon; the only one who can take on suicidal missions in fascist Europe and the ruins of a cult-occupied Manhattan.


On sale Sept 28 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #14
Written by Si Spencer


Consulting by Neil Gaiman


Art by Dean Ormston


Cover by Duncan Fegredo


Part 2 of the 3-part "Losing My Religion." Divine chaos ignites in Tim's alternate London just as the Hunter and Yo-Yo, his strange familiar, arrive in the city. Tim faces a spirited street girl named Jackie - winner takes the universe.


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #212
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


The horrifying conclusion of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." Once again, Constantine finds himself making deals in hell. But when one of his trademark schemes backfires with the First of the Fallen, John may inadvertently doom the soul of one of his closest and dearest friends.


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #41
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


The final chapter of the 5-part "Homelands." Boy Blue continues his enforced history lesson at the hands of The Adversary, his captor, and is finally reunited with his lost love. But is Happily Ever After even possible after so many centuries apart? Will he spend the rest of his life in captivity, or, when things look darkest for our hero, is it possible he still has one last trick up his sleeve?


On sale Sept 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: BLACK FLOWERS TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Jock, Lee Bermejo and Marcelo Frusin


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Continuing Mike Carey's acclaimed run on HELLBLAZER, BLACK FLOWERS rachets up the suspense as Constantine begins to see - and battle - the signs of a coming apocalypse in the stories "The Game of Cat and Mouse," the 2-part "Black Flowers" and the 3-part "Third Worlds" from issues #181-186.


On sale Sept 14 o 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: RED SEPULCHRE TP
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Steve Dillon and Marcelo Frusin


Cover by Tim Bradstreet


Reoffered to coincide with HELLBLAZER: BLACK FLOWERS, this collection includes issues #175-180 of the flagship VERTIGO series.


In pursuit of his runaway niece Gemma, Constantine faces a crew that thinks they can use her as a goad to make him do their bidding.


On sale Sept 14 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US o MATURE READERS o RELIST

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE TP - NEW EDITION
Written by John Wagner


Art and cover by Vince Locke


A new edition of the classic graphic novel, available for the first time from VERTIGO just in time for the major motion picture starring Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris and William Hurt! In this suspenseful noir crime story, Tom McKenna is a simple family man who instantly becomes a media celebrity when he takes down a couple of wanted murderers who attempt to rob his diner. But his newfound fame draws the attention of a group of merciless mobsters who have been looking to settle a score with McKenna for over 20 years. Now as the killers descend upon his small town in Middle America, the Brooklyn native must face the actions of his youth and relive his past history of violence as he attempts to salvage the life he has built.


Retro-solicited; on sale September 3 o 5.5" x 8" o 296 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o MATURE READERS

THE LOSERS #28
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Colin Wilson


Cover by Jock


Concluding a 3-part arc with art by Colin Wilson (Lt. Blueberry). It's Roque vs. the Losers, and the stakes are the fate of Max's nuclear arsenal, an entire nation under his control and the life of Pooch,who stands on the brink of execution. The Losers are out of time, out of ideas and out of luck…


On sale Sept 28 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

MNEMOVORE #6
Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes


Art and cover by Mike Huddleston


Time and memory strobe into a blur as Kaley clashes with both Mike Neville and the mnemovore in the series conclusion. Tested to the limits of sanity and physical endurance, Kaley vows to complete one last task: exact total vengeance for her shattered life…at any cost.


On sale Sept 14 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #66
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Special guest artist Michael Wm. Kaluta illustrates this stand-alone issue of LUCIFER. As all Creation crumbles, and demonic armies clash on the fields of Heaven, an earthly sorcerer weaves a potent summoning spell - which is answered by the imp Gaudium. And a foul-mouthed, devious fallen cherub with big ambitions is only the start of his problems…


On sale Sept 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US o MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE #4
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Glenn Fabry


Door visits the spectacular Floating Market to shop for a bodyguard as she searches for the murderer of her family. What she purchases may be nothing but danger and duplicity, as the macabre assassins Croup and Vandemar prepare to spring their latest trap. Meanwhile, the Marquis has a deadly destination of his own, and Richard has no choice but to tag along.


On sale Sept 28 o 4 of 9 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

OTHERWORLD #7
Written by Phil Jimenez


Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning


Act 1 comes to its shattering conclusion! Jason confronts the Director


in his inner sanctum and positions himself to take over the technological realm. And what really happened when Siobhan was tutored in the Hall of Ashoaa?


Is she prepared to do what's necessary to save the Otherworld?


On sale Sept 28 o 7 of 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #19
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art by Ronald Wimberly


Cover by John Totleben


A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Ronald Wimberly (LUCIFER, HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE). Led by a bizarre mentor, Alec begins to understand what happened when he shed his godlike elemental powers. This knowledge could turn the Swamp Thing's remarkable life in a strange new direction.


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

Y: THE LAST MAN #37
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


The last man and his companions finally reach Australia in Part 1 of the 3-part "Paper Dolls." As he searches Sydney for his long-lost girlfriend, Yorick encounters a dangerous new adversary who threatens to jeopardize more than just this reunion.


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

PREACHER VOL. 1: GONE TO TEXAS -NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the trade paperback featuring the classic PREACHER #1-7. Jesse Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across America joined by his girlfriend Tulip and the vampire Cassidy.


On sale Sept 14 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US


MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 2: UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD -NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the collection featuring PREACHER #8-17, in which Custer heads south to confront the dysfunctional family that abused him as a child.


On sale Sept 14 o 256 pg, FC, $14.99 US


MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 3: PROUD AMERICANS - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the trade paperback reprinting PREACHER #18-26, featuring the origin of the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy.


On sale Sept 14 o 232 pg, FC, $14.95 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 4: ANCIENT HISTORY -NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Cover by Glenn Fabry


Art by Steve Pugh, Carlos Ezquerra & Richard Case


A new edition of the collection featuring PREACHER SPECIAL: SAINT OF KILLERS #1-4, PREACHER SPECIAL: THE STORY OF YOU-KNOW-WHO and PREACHER SPECIAL: THE GOOD OLD BOYS, featuring tales of the oddest members of PREACHER's supporting cast.


On sale Sept 14 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 5: DIXIE FRIED - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the trade paperback featuring PREACHER #28-33. Jesse faces off against an enraged Arseface who seeks to avenge his father's death, while Tulip deals with Cassidy's startling declaration of love for her.


On sale Sept 14 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 6: WAR IN THE SUN -NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Peter Snejbjerg


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the collection including PREACHER #34-40 and PREACHER: ONE MAN'S WAR, featuring Custer's ultimat battle with the Saint of Killers and the forces of Starr.


On sale Sept 14 o 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 7: SALVATION - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the trade paperback featuring PREACHER #41-50, in which Jesse Custer becomes the sheriff of a troubled Texas town.


On sale Sept 14 o 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 8: ALL HELL'S A-COMING - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the collection including PREACHER #51-58 and the one-shot PREACHER: TALL IN THE SADDLE. See how Jesse and Tulip first met as well as how she became so deadly proficient with a gun.


On sale Sept 14 o 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

PREACHER VOL. 9: ALAMO - NEW EDITION
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Steve Dillon


Cover by Glenn Fabry


A new edition of the classic trade paperback featuring PREACHER #59-66, the final chapter in the Preacher storyline. Jesse Custer's quest to literally find God and take Him to task for the world's injustices comes to a startling end.


On sale Sept 14 o 232 pg, FC, $17.95 US


MATURE READERS

THE QUITTER HC
Written by Harvey Pekar


Art and cover by Dean Haspiel


In this virtuoso graphic novel, Harvey Pekar - whose American Book Award-winning series American Splendor was the basis for the celebrated film of the same name - tells the story of his troubled teen years for the first time, when he would beat up any kid who looked at him wrong just to win the praise of his peers. And when he failed to impress, whether on the football team, in math class, in the Navy or on the job, he simply gave up. A true tour-de-force, THE QUITTER is the universal tale of a young man's search for himself through the frustrations, redemptions and complexities of ordinary life.


With gritty, atmospheric artwork by indie-comics luminary Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Opposable Thumbs), THE QUITTER is both Pekar's funniest and most heart-wrenching work yet, an unforgettable graphic novel for all those, like Pekar, who have tried, failed and lived to quit another day.


Advance-solicited; on sale October 5 o 6.875" x 9" o 104 pg, B & W, $19.99 US o MATURE READERS


Edited by Jonathan Vankin

SILVER AGE BATMAN AND ROBIN STATUE
Based on the art of Carmine Infantino


Sculpted by William Paquet


The Dynamic Duo is ready for action! The classic look of Batman and Robin is vividly captured in this statue! This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9.5" tall x 11.25"x wide 9.25" deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 1 o Statue o $195.00 U.S.

BATMAN DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA
Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC Direct presents this deluxe 1:6 scale vinyl statue of Batman, the guardian of Gotham City! This statue stands approximately 11.5" x tall 11.5" x wide 10.25" deep and


is packaged in a 4-color box. Only 3,000 of these hand-painted statues will be available for sale outside of Asia this year. Don't miss your chance to own one!


Advance-solicited; on sale November 23 o Vinyl Statue o $99.99 US

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: WONDER WOMAN BUST
Designed by Adam Hughes


Sculpted by John G. Mathews


First in a series designed and sculpted by the incomparable team of Adam Hughes and John G. Mathews! Wonder Woman is renowned as the mighty warrior princess' and no one depicts her beauty better than longtime cover artist Hughes. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.5" high x 2" wide x 2.275" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 8 o Bust o $45.00 US

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: AZRAEL AS BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Donning a cape and cowl, Azrael - acting as Batman - struggles with the Caped Crusader's mission while wrestling with his own inner demons. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 o Action Figure o 7" H o PI

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: NIGHTWING ACTION FIGURE
As Batman's former ward, Nightwing returns to Gotham City during the absence of his mentor to carry on his crusade. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 o Action Figure o 7" H o PI

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: CATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
Following Batman's absence, this cat burglar of unparalleled skill


joins Nightwing to fight for justice. This figure features multiple points of articulation, a display base, and a whip accessory. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 o Action Figure o 6.75" H o PI

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: BANE ACTION FIGURE
Bane unleashes anarchy upon Gotham City by releasing the inmates


of Arkham Asylum! With Batman drained from trying to restore order, the formidable Bane is able to defeat the Dark Knight by breaking Batman's back. This figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 o Action Figure o 7.375" H o PI

BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: MASK OF TENGU BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
On the grueling road to recovery, Batman must relearn a lifetime of training his body and honing his martial arts skills with the aid of Lady Shiva. This figure features multiple points of articulation, a display base, and a removable mask. Packaged in a 4-color blister.


Advance-solicited; on sale February 15 o Action Figure o 7" H o PI

Retailers please note BATMAN KNIGHTFALL: AZRAEL AS BATMAN, NIGHTWING, CATWOMAN, BANE AND MASK OF TENGU BATMAN ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. The MASK OF TENGU 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.

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER POSTER
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


The Dynamic Duo - two of DC's greatest heroes - protect Gotham City in this spectacular full color, 24" x 36" poster featuring the art of fan favorites Jim Lee & Scott Williams from the composite covers of ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1!


Advance-solicited; on sale February 22 o Poster o $7.99 US

JSA: GUARDIAN ANGELS POSTER
Art by Alex Ross


America's original team of heroes comes together in this stunning new poster capturing Alex Ross's striking image of the JSA, originally presented as the diptych covers for issues #68-69! This full-color poster measures 24" x 36".


Advance-solicited; on sale February 22 o Poster o $7.99 US

 
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