DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping June, 2006

Mon, March 13th, 2006 at 12:00am PST

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Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

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DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #6
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Variant cover by Miller

To show the world that super-heroes police their own, Superman has assembled a "Justice League of America." Can the Earth's most powerful heroes rescue the kidnapped Dick Grayson and save Gotham from the clutches of a Dark Knight who has obviously gone mad? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Jim Lee & Scott Williams and Frank Miller. Please see the retailer order form for details.


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

DETECTIVE COMICS #820
Written by James Robinson


Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke


Cover by Simone Bianchi

In Part 7 of the 8-part "Face the Face," the clues come together and the murderer of Gotham's villains is uncovered - but will it be too late for Harvey Dent?


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

BATMAN #654
Written by James Robinson


Art by Don Kramer & Michael Bair


Cover by Simone Bianchi

Batman vs. Two-Face vs…Harvey Dent? The 8-part "Face the Face" storyline ends with a bang in a grand finale that will have a long-lasting impact on Batman and Robin's relationship!


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

CATWOMAN #56
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


Selina's escape from the "real world" begins to unravel as the Angle Man returns and the GCPD is close to solving the murder of the Black Mask! Meanwhile, Selina's replacement as Catwoman finds herself in over her head and forced to turn to an old ally for help: the JSA's Wildcat!


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

NIGHTWING #121
Written by Bruce Jones


Art by Paco Diaz & Bit


Cover by Jock


Nightwing's been captured, and the only man who can save him is…Nightwing? When Jason Todd's life is on the line, will Dick Grayson be ready and willing to save him? After Jason's actions in this issue, he may not!


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

ROBIN #151
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Freddie E. Williams II


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

The new leader of the League of Assassins wants Robin - not as a victim, but as a member! And the job offer is more tempting than you might think!


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

MAN-BAT #3
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Mike Huddleston

Kirk Langstrom is gone, and only the beast that is Man-Bat remains! Without any humanity left, the murderous beast is more dangerous than ever before, but the secret identity of the person pulling the strings behind the scenes may be the most shocking revelation of all!


On sale June 21 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #207
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti

Part 1 of the 5-part "Darker Than Death," by Bruce Jones (MAN-BAT) and Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)! A very old - and very rich - family is threatened by a kidnapping, and Batman's investigation is compromised by Bruce Wayne's involvement with the victim's sister!


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

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #11
Written by Andrew Helfer


Art by Tan Eng Huat


Cover by Pat Lee

As Bruce Wayne's time on the psychiatrist's couch is finally about to yield some results, it's Batman's run in with his most infamous psycho who just might end Batman's career early. Enter: The Joker!


On sale June 28 o 11 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: SECRETS #4
Written by Sam Kieth


Art and cover by Kieth

As he presses Batman on what his mysterious secret is, the Joker reveals one of his own. Meanwhile, Mooley is kidnapped and threatened with exposure for a past indiscretion. All this and more in the penultimate issue of the shocking miniseries by Sam Kieth!!


On sale June 7 o 4 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: CITY OF CRIME TP
Written by David Lapham


Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill


Cover by Lapham


Collecting the epic tale from DETECTIVE COMICS #800-808 and #811-814 written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets)! As the Dark Knight tries to shut down a drug ring turned deadly, Bruce Wayne must contend with a wayward 14-year-old who's dangerously close to Gotham's underworld!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP
Written by Bill Finger


Art by Bob Kane & Jerry Robinson


Cover by Kane

Continuing the complete and chronological reprinting of every Batman comics story ever published! CHRONICLES VOL. 2 - collecting Batman stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #39-45, BATMAN #2-3, and NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR COMICS #2 - features the Dark Knight facing a host of villains including the Joker, Catwoman, Clayface and many more!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: KRYPTON TO EARTH
Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris


Script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by John Byrne


Cover by Adam Hughes


Produced in conjunction with Superman Returns director Bryan Singer and screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, four astonishing one-shots bridge the gap between Superman II and Superman Returns!


In the first, revisit the Man of Steel's origins and see the first glimmers of what has transpired since he left the Earth at the end of Superman II!


On sale June 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: MA KENT
Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris


Script by Marc Andreyko


Art by Karl Kerschl


Cover by Adam Hughes


In this second special conceived by Bryan Singer and illustrated by Karl Kerschl (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN), learn how the woman who raised the Man of Tomorrow has lived since her son's disappearance!


On sale June 14 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: LEX LUTHOR
Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris


Script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Rick Leonardi


Cover by Adam Hughes


Writers Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (MANHUNTER) is joined by artist Rick Leonardi (NIGHTWING) for a special focusing on Lex Luthor! In a world suddenly without a Superman, how does the Man of Steel's greatest foe prove his genius?


On sale June 21 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN RETURNS: LOIS LANE
Story by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris


Script by Mark Andreyko


Art by Wellington Dias


Cover by Adam Hughes


Lois Lane is the focal point of this special illustrated by Wellington Dias (Touch). She loved Superman…and then he left, seemingly forever. Relive the romance and gain insight into what she's been doing in the Man of Steel's absence!


On sale June 28 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #653
Written by Kurt Busiek & Geoff Johns


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Part 7 of the 8-part "Up, Up and Away!" Lex Luthor's ultimate gambit becomes clear, as he uses his Kryptonian technology in an attempt to destroy Superman once and for all! And while the battle between Luthor's war machine and Superman rages on, the secret of Superman's return may finally be revealed!


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

ACTION COMICS #840
Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek


Art by Pete Woods


Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

The stunning conclusion of the 8-part "Up, Up and Away!" Superman falls from the sky, and his re-introduction to Metropolis brings changes to Clark Kent's life that no one could have imagined. While putting the pieces of the city back together, Superman must prepare to find his place in every part of his life, before he can resume his never-ending battle against evil!


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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #27
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art by Kevin Maguire


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

New writer Mark Verheiden (SUPERMAN) makes his debut with a story that spotlights Power Girl and Huntress, featuring art by Kevin Maguire (JLA CLASSIFIED) and a cover by GREEN LANTERN's Ethan Van Sciver! Can an all-different World's Finest team save Superman and Batman as an old villain commits his final act of revenge? Get ready for a thrill-ride full of unexpected twists! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are canceled.


Resolicited; on sale June 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOl. 4: VENGEANCE HC
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

Don't miss this explosive collection featuring SUPERMAN/ BATMAN #20-25, the issues that reunited writer Jeph Loeb with the dynamic art team of Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines!


Can the World's Finest pair take on a squad of revenge-seeking heroes who are on the hunt for the murderer of one of their teammates? Things are sure to heat up fast, because Batman and Superman are at the top of their suspect list!


And how do Darkseid, Lex Luthor, Superwoman and Batwoman fit into all of this? DC's two greatest icons go through the wringer and across multiple dimensions for an explosive finale that ties up many of the story elements started in SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: INFINITE CRISIS TP
Written by Joe Kelly, Marv Wolfman and Jeph Loeb


Art by Ed Benes, Lee Bermejo, Howard Chaykin, Ian Churchill, Karl Kerschl, Phil Jimenez, Dan Jurgens,


Ed McGuinness, Jerry Ordway, Tim Sale and various


Cover by TK

The Earth-2 Man of Steel saw his world fall apart during the events of the original CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and now the secret is finally revealed about what happened to him, Lois, and the other remaining survivors of the Crisis - Alex Luthor of Earth-3 and Superboy from Earth Prime!


In this collection including SUPERMAN #226, ACTION COMICS #836, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #649 and stories from INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006, relive the arrival of Kal-L, the Last Son of Krypton! Learn how he grew up to be the greatest hero of Earth-2. Then watch as Superman is caught by the one person he can't defeat - Lois Lane - and witness the undying love story of the greatest couple of Earth-2, and how their love could bring about the end of the universe.


This volume also includes a special origin album by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the creative team behind SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES TP
Written by Jeph Loeb


Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines and Tim Sale


Cover by McGuinness & Vines

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN/BATMAN: VENGEANCE, this best-selling volume collects the first six issues of the fan-favorite series that pit the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight against a top-secret team backed by Lex Luthor!


On sale June 7 o 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US o Relist

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


Art and cover by Michael Turner


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN/BATMAN: VENGEANCE, this


best-selling volume collects the entire "Supergirl from Krypton" storyline, originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8-13. Batman has discovered something strange on the bottom of Gotham Bay, which leads him to a mysterious and powerful teenaged girl bent on destroying Gotham City.


On sale June 7 o 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY OMNIBUS TP
Written by Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Jeph Loeb and others


Art by Jurgens, Ordway, Gil Kane, Mike Wieringo, Ed McGuiness and others


Cover by Jurgens


The story of the continuing conflict between the Man of Steel and his


deadliest enemy in the years after the Death and Return of Superman! This volume collects SUPERMAN: THE DOOMSDAY WARS 1-3, SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY: HUNTER PREY #1-3, DOOMSDAY ANNUAL #1, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #594 and SUPERMAN #175.


On sale June 7 o 416 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR COMPLETE EDITION TP
Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Kelly, Phil Jimenez and various


Art by Ed McGuinness, Ron Garney, Doug Mahnke, Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, and various Cover by McGuinness


A new volume including the two original Our Worlds At War collections! Imperiex has been unleashed! As planets are destroyed in its mighty wake and with Earth in its path, Superman is forced to form alliances with President Lex Luthor and Darkseid. For once, this looks like a job that not even Superman can handle!


On sale June 7 o 512 pg, FC, $24.99 US

SUPERGIRL #8
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Ed Benes & Alex Lei


Cover by Joe Benitez

The new series art team of Ed Benes & Alex Lei (BIRDS OF PREY, SUPERMAN) joins writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) for an explosive new story! The shocking truth behind Supergirl's visit to Kandor is revealed, and it kicks off a new quest for the Girl of Steel! Plus, another battle with Power Girl! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale June 14 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CRISIS AFTERMATH: BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #5
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Dan Jurgens & Palmiotti


Cover by Daniel Acua

The fight for the devastated city continues as Hal Jordan arrives in Bldhaven. And when Major Force is there to greet him, it won't be pretty!


On sale June 14 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE #2
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art and cover by Cliff Chiang

Crispus Allen's adventure in the afterlife continues as the Spectre attempts to shake Allen free of his human perspective so he can see the world from a higher plane. But Allen's human side continues to bedevil the Spectre as Allen struggles with the Spectre's concept of justice versus his own sense of right and wrong. And the clock is ticking on the Spectre's holy mission - one Allen may be unknowingly preventing!


On sale June 28 o 2 of 3 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

52: WEEKS 5-8
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


Art by various


Backup feature by Dan Jurgens & Art Thibert


Covers by J.G. Jones

The series filling in the gaps of the DCU's lost year continues!


In WEEK 5, illustrated by Chris Batista & Jimmy Palmiotti, It's a mystery in space and a surprise so unexpected that even the cover is top secret!


WEEK 6, with art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose, features the debut of some major players, as Green Lantern discovers the world's newest sensations: China's own super-hero team!


Booster Gold sells out in WEEK 7, illustrated by Ken Lashley & KWL Designs! But he's sure to see the same people on the way down that he met on the way up!


And WEEK 8, with art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Stull, puts the spotlight on John Henry Irons…Man of Steel! With Superman gone, can he stop the never-ending schemes of Lex Luthor?


Plus, "The History of the DC Universe," backup feature continues each week by Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert!


52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.


Week 5 on sale June 7 o Week 6 on sale June 14


Week 7 on sale June 21 o Week 8 on sale June 28


32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #43
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Butch Guice

Aquaman gets the news that his father is dead - and decides to rejoin King Shark and the Dweller to fight an undersea war!


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

THE BLUE BEETLE #4
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers


Art by Cully Hamner


Cover by Duncan Rouleau

Even a wake-up call from Oracle can't brace the Beetle against a two-pronged magic attack!


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

BIRDS OF PREY #95
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs


Cover by Brian Hurtt

"Progeny" reaches its shocking conclusion! Two bearers of the same name square off - but which one's got the hidden past and which one's got the murderous future?


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

<b>BLOOD OF THE DEMON #16
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer


Art by Byrne & Dan Green


Cover by Byrne

It's the Demon vs. the Lord of the Damned…but which


one's which?


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

DCU: BRAVE NEW WORLD
Written and illustrated by various


Cover by Ariel Olivetti


In 2005, DC set the stage for INFINITE CRISIS with the unbelievable $1.00 special COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS. Now, DC presents an equally crucial 80-page one-shot specially priced at just $1.00, giving fans the opportunity to sample six new projects set to debut in July and August!


BRAVE NEW WORLD includes original stories that act as a preview for the following books:

o MARTIAN MANHUNTER by A.J. Lieberman (Harley Quinn, Gotham Knights), with art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit (Gotham Knights)


o OMAC by Bruce Jones (Year One: Batman/Scarecrow, Nightwing, THE Warlord) with art by Renato Guedes (Adventures of Superman)


o UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Hawkman) with art by Daniel Acua (Outsiders, JLA covers)


o THE CREEPER by Steve Niles (BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE) with art by Justiniano & Walden Wong ( Day of Vengeance)


o THE ALL-NEW ATOM by Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Villains United) with art by John Byrne (BLOOD OF THE DEMON) & Trevor Scott (THE AUTHORITY)


o THE TRIALS OF SHAZAM! by Judd Winick (Batman, Green Arrow) with art by Howard Porter (JLA).

Don't miss the chance to get in on the ground floor of these six exciting new series! Plus, witness the shocking return of a character you never thought you'd see again!


On sale June 28 o 80 pg, FC, $1.00 US Edited by Matt Idelson

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1
Written by Paul DeMeo & Danny Bilson


Art and cover by Ken Lashley


Variant cover by Andy Kubert & Joe Kubert


The Flash is back. And in this landmark issue written by Paul DeMeo & Danny Bilson - creators of the groundbreaking TV series The Flash - and illustrated by Ken Lashley (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, Age of Apocalypse), one of the biggest questions of 2006 is answered: Who will wear the ring?


INFINITE CRISIS aimed a mortal blow at the legacy of the Fastest Man Alive - but what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger! Be here for a historic chapter in the legacy of The Flash!


Retailers: See this month's order form for details on the variant cover.


On sale June 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joan Hilty

CHECKMATE #3
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Cliff Richards


Cover by Lee Bermejo

It's White Bishop's move as Checkmate tries to crack Beijing's secret metahuman project! Featuring guest art by Cliff Richards (OMAC PROJECT, WONDER WOMAN).


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

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #26
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


Meet The Pupil, a twisted genius who's determined to learn all about Firestorm and Firehawk - by torturing Professor Martin Stein! Firestorm must battle his way through a bizarre army of cyborgs to rescue Stein - but is he already too late?


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

GREEN ARROW #63
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


Deathstroke gets sent up the river, but things don't get any easier for Green Arrow! Brick is up to his neck in rabid, homicidal maniacs! What's causing the citizens of Star City to turn into flesh-eating monsters? When Green Arrow shows up to help, they both uncover an even deadlier secret behind the insanity.


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

GREEN LANTERN #13
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos


Cover by Simone Bianchi

"Revenge of the Green Lanterns" continues! Confronted with the Cyborg-Superman and the cold, murderous Manhunters, Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner must convince their fellow Lanterns of Hal's good intentions. But what chilling secrets do the Manhunters contain? And why do the Guardians of the Universe wish to protect that secret?


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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

Get ready for the amazing new adventures of a rebuilt Green Lantern Corps, brought to you by the GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE creative team of Dave Gibbons, Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins!


A year has passed since the massed ranks of the Green Lantern Corps defeated the Spider Guild. From the Guardians' citadel on the newly fortified planet Oa, Green Lantern Guy Gardner is assigned - against his will - to a feudal world of shadows and sudden death. And across the galaxy, new Lanterns discover what it truly means to wear the Corps insignia, as their courage and comradeship is tested to the limit. Retailers please note: See the order form for details on a special Green Lantern promo ring order incentive.


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


Edited by Peter Tomasi

JUSTICE #6
Story by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross


Script by Krueger


Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross


Cover by Ross

Things look bad for the Justice League as the best-selling maxiseries by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross & Doug Braithwaite continues! The villains-turned-benefactors are in the ascendant, while the most powerful League members are conveniently out of the way!


On sale June 21 o 6 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #7
Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes


Art and cover by Brian Hurtt

It's 49 years later, but what has become of Ethan and his struggle to survive the prison life? His saga comes to a touching conclusion in this series finale.


On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final issue

HAWKGIRL #53
Written by Walter Simonson


Art and cover by Howard Chaykin

Hawkgirl goes wing-to-claw against Khimaera, the ancient evil that has been plaguing St. Roch! But with all of the recent turmoil in her life, Hawkgirl isn't in top fighting form…


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

ION #3
Written by Ron Marz


Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten


Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky


Torn between the way he's been and the strange force he seems to be becoming, Kyle Rayner is drawn to the one Green Lantern who may be able to help him find his way: Mogo, the planet-sized emerald warrior! Will Kyle find what he needs, or is he in a world of trouble?


On sale June 28 o 3 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #8
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray


Art by Dylan Teague


Cover by David Michael Beck

When an old acquaintance and fellow bounty hunter rides into town with an army of killers on his trail, he turns to Jonah Hex for help. And when the shootin' starts, truth and justice come with a heavy price.


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

JLA CLASSIFIED #24
Written by Steve Englehart


Art by Tom Derenick & Mark Farmer


Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway


Continuing the lost adventure of the Detroit League! Vixen is the key player when Amos Fortune loses control of his Royal Flush Gang… but the young Leaguers may still need beginners' luck if they're going to escape with their lives!


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

JSA CLASSIFIED #13
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Gulacy


"The Fall and Rise of Vandal Savage" concludes! Trapped in Savage's lair, Alan Scott must escape before he falls victim to his dying foe's wrath. But when you're up against a man who has been planning his revenge for centuries, getting out alive won't be easy.


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

JSA #86
Written by Paul Levitz


Art by Rags Morales, Jerry Ordway and Luke Ross


Cover by George Prez

The penultimate chapter of the storyline by legendary writer Paul Levitz (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) with art by Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS) and cover art by George Prez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS)! Hot on the Gentleman Ghost's trail, the JSA travel to London - only to walk into the Ghost's trap! Plus, more startling revelations come to light in the origin of the Gentleman Ghost!


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

ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME HC
Written by Mark Waid


Art and cover by Alex Ross


The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns in a special oversized, feature-packed Absolute Edition - just in time for its 10th anniversary!


Set at the dawn of the 21st century in a world spinning inexorably out of control, Waid & Ross weave a tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change, and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting story pitting the old guard - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers - against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes that declare war against each other to determine the future of the planet.


This Absolute Edition is a whopping 340-page slipcased hardcover featuring a new wraparound image by Ross. Also included is an extended character sketch section, a peek into Ross's own sketchbook, text pieces by Waid and Ross, annotations of the entire series, rare art (from magazines, trading cards, T-shirts, the novel and more), promotional images, a gallery of DC Direct Kingdom Come product, the evolution of a story page, and much more!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o 8.5" x 13" o 340 pg, FC, $75.00 US

MANHUNTER #23
Written by Marc Andreyko


Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco


Cover by Stephane Roux

Manhunter makes her peace with the past and discovers her true abilities - even as a new villain cuts a swath through L.A.!


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

METAL MEN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Robert Kanigher


Art and cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito


One of the most beloved (and unusual) band of heroes from DC's Silver Age makes its triumphant return in this archive, collecting SHOWCASE #37-40 and METAL MEN #1-5 (1962-1964)! Featuring a foreword by DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio, this volume includes the origin of the Metal Men in the lab of Dr. Will Magnus and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 246 pg, FC, $49.99 US

OUTSIDERS #37
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert


Cover by Daniel Acua

Emboldened by their new post-Crisis rep as mass murderers, Monsieur Mallah and the Brain are testing their deadliest plan yet - on the Outsiders!


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

SECRET SIX #2
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Karl Kerschl

The thrilling follow-up to the smash-hit Villains United continues! Someone's out to get the Six, and this vicious figure from the group's past won't rest until they've been picked off one by one. Who will be the first beneath fall to the assassin's blade?


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

SHADOWPACT #2
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Willingham

The second installment of the new title written and illustrated by Bill Willingham (FABLES, DAY OF VENGEANCE)! An entire town is held hostage, and no conventional heroes can rescue them…it's up to the Shadowpact!


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

SOLO #11
Written by Sergio Aragons & Mark Evanier


Art and cover by Aragons

Sergio Aragons brings his inimitable style to DC's biggest icons in what promises to be the zaniest issue of Solo yet! Join the longtime Mad Magazine contributor and creator of Groo The Wanderer as he takes aim at Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and much, much more!


On sale June 28 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF THE SUPER-HEROES #19
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray


Cover by Kitson

Chameleon takes center stage as he puts his detective skills to work on a challenging case that could have major consequences for 31st century Earth! Plus, get to know the Legion's newest member - no, it's not Supergirl!


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

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 4 TP
Written by Grant Morrison


Art by Doug Mahnke, Freddie Williams III, Yanick Paquette and Michael Bair


Cover by Mahnke

The brilliant mind of Grant Morrison (THE INVISIBLES, JLA, ANIMAL MAN, DOOM PATROL, New X-Men) is showcased once again as his most groundbreaking and ambitious project concludes! This fourth volume in the series features the exploits of three of the seven soldiers: Mister Miracle, Bulleteer, and Frankenstein from SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #2-4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #3 & 4, SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #3 & 4, and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story arc that redefines his or her purpose in the DCU. But their stories also interweave with the other Soldiers' tales, forming a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together these reluctant champions must arise and somehow work together to save the world…without ever meeting one another!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #6
Written by Joe Kubert


Art and cover by Kubert


The six-issue mini-series concludes in dramatic fashion! It's been a long, hard road, but Rock and Easy Co. have finally arrived with their precious cargo intact. Leaving the sprawling countryside behind, they must navigate the narrow, Nazi-occupied streets of Riga to deliver their "package.". It's not a question of will they survive…it's a question of what happens next.


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

SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE ELONGATED MAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox


Art by Carmine Infantino, Neal Adams, Murphy Anderson and Gil Kane


Cover by Infantino & Sid Greene


Don't miss this amazing Showcase volume spotlighting Ralph Dibny, collecting tales from THE FLASH #112, 115, 119, 124, 130, 134, 138, and DETECTIVE COMICS #327-371! Along with his wife Sue, Elongated Man travels the world to solve crimes, crossing paths with Batman and Robin, the Flash, Green Lantern and Zatanna!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

TEEN TITANS #37
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad


Cover by Daniels

"New Teen Titans" continues as the Doom Patrol join the Teen Titans in their battle against the Brotherhood of Evil. But what has happened to the Brain? Why will a former Titan refuse to rejoin the team? What secret lurks beneath Titans Tower? And who will be the newest member of the Teen Titans?


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

TEEN TITANS: LIFE AND DEATH TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Bill Willingham and Marv Wolfman


Art by Tony Daniel, Scott McDaniel, Paco Medina, Todd Nauck and others


Cover by Jerome K. Moore


A new collection reprinting TEEN TITANS #29-33, TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 and ROBIN #146-147! In the midst of INFINITE CRISIS, all hell is breaking loose as the dead seem to be returning to life - and Brother Blood is taking full advantage of the situation! Plus, Superboy meets Superboy-Prime!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: INSIDERS TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Judd Winick


Art by Matthew Clark, Carlos D'Anda, Tony Daniel and others


Cover by Daniel Acua


Reoffered to coincide with TEEN TITANS: LIFE AND DEATH, this volume collects TEEN TITANS #24-26 and OUTSIDERS #24, 25 and 28! When Nightwing and Speedy figure out there's a traitor in their midst, secrets come to the fore, including Superboy's corruption by his genetic father, Lex Luthor!


On sale June 7 o 144 pg, FC, $9.99 US o Relist

THE WARLORD #5
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Bart Sears

Is even the fabled "Sword of Truth" sufficient protection when every blade in Shamballah is being levelled at Travis Morgan?


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

WONDER WOMAN: MISSION'S END TP
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by Rags Morales, Cliff Richards, David Lopez and various


Cover by J.G. Jones


Wonder Woman may have regained her sight, but her troubles are far from over in this volume collecting issues #218-226! In the midst of INFINITE CRISIS, the Amazing Amazon is forced to battle the Man of Steel -- leading to an incident that will forever change her relationship with Superman.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WONDER WOMAN: LAND OF THE DEAD TP
Written by Greg Rucka and Geoff Johns


Art by Rags Morales, Drew Johnson, Justiniano, Michael Bair and others


Cover by J.G. Jones


Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: MISSION'S END, this volume collects WONDER WOMAN #214-217 and THE FLASH #219! Just as Wonder Woman is starting to deal with her blindness, the Cheetah returns and teams with the Reverse-Flash!


On sale June 7 o 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US o Relist

WONDER WOMAN: HIKETEIA TP
Written by Greg Rucka


Art by J.G. Jones & Wade Von Grawbadger


Cover by J.G. Jones


Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN: MISSION'S END, the amazing original graphic novel written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by 52 cover artist extraordinaire J.G. Jones! Wonder Woman faces off against her JLA-companion Batman in this thrilling softcover editionl


On sale June 7 o 96 pg, FC, $17.95 US o Relist

WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by Allan Heinberg


Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson


Variant cover by Adam Kubert


One year after the execution of Maxwell Lord and the earth-shattering events of INFINITE CRISIS, the DCU is still struggling to come to terms with its most powerful heroine. Is she a martyr or a murderer? A politician or a super hero?


Writer Allan Heinberg (Young Avengers, JLA, TV's The O.C. and Sex and the City) and artists Terry & Rachel Dodson (Marvel Knights: Spider-Man, Harley Quinn) provide surprising answers, giving Wonder Woman a fresh, sexy look and a bold new direction!


The series begins with the multi-part "Who Is Wonder Woman?" story arc, paying homage to the character's distinguished history while placing her firmly in the present with an all-new supporting cast, a brand-new mission, and a renewed sense of wonder. A treat for longtime fans and a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, Wonder Woman #1 features the icon you know and love as you've never seen her before! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Adam Kubert and Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson, shipping in approximately a 1:10 ratio. See the order form for more details.


On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Matt Idelson

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


Art and cover by Walter Simonson


The thrilling miniseries continues as Elric embarks on another dreamquest! This time, he must complete a trial to test his worthiness for the throne of Melnibon. But once Elric has proven himself, can he wrest control from the clutches of his rival: his scheming cousin Yyrkoon? Retailers note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale June 7 o Prestige Format o3 of 4 o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #22
Written by Bill Matheny


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Dave McCaig


It's a race against time for Batman when Gearhead comes back to town! Will Gearhead's control over all vehicles allow him to take over the Batmobile and the streets of Gotham? It's going to be a high-speed demolition derby through the city!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #22
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Rick Burchett


Cover by Ty Templeton


Gypsy's impetuousness causes Martian Manhunter and the rest of the JLU team to distrust her dire warnings. Can she convince them to listen when she learns that heads of state are imperiled by an army of giant killer robots?


On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #32
Written by J. Torres


Art by Scott Iwahashi & Francisco Herrera


Cover by Sean Galloway


Somebody has kidnapped Beast Boy, Pantha and Gnarrk! They've all been taken to The Arena to fight its champion gladiator - Private Hive! Will Kole and the other Titans find their teammates before someone gets hurt?


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

PRINCESS NATASHA #1
Written by Leila Strachan


Art and cover by Christopher Cook & Al Nickerson


The hit webtoon that began on America Online's KOL site and jumps to Cartoon Network this summer comes to comics! She's a princess, an exchange student, and a super-spy! Jump aboard for the adventures of Princess Natasha, the girl who must foil all the plots brewing against her beloved kingdom of Zoravia!


On sale June 21 o 1 of 4 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 4: READY FOR ACTION TP
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck, Mike Norton and Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


The action never stops in this volume collecting TEEN TITANS GO


#16-20, as the Titans confront a rampaging Wildebeest, teach the hot-tempered Hotshot the value of patience, battle an army of zombies, find themselves trapped in a deadly video game with the Titans East and more!


Advance-solicited; on sale July12 o 5" x 7.362" o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

TEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 5: ON THE MOVE TP
Written by J. Torres


Art by Todd Nauck, Sean Galloway, Khary Randolph, Mike Norton and Lary Stucker


Cover by Sean Galloway


It's all-out action in this collection featuring TEEN TITANS GO#21-25! The Titans must stop Beast Boy - who's


been turned into the terrifying vegetarian monster Garsaurus Rex! Robin is tempted to the dark side by Slade! The Titans crash


a comic convention to discover the secret


of Red X! And more!


Advance-solicited; on sale July12 o 5" x 7.362" o 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #2
Written by Judd Winick, Tom Warburton and Man of Action


Art by Matt Jenkins, Mark Chiarello and various


Production art cover


Meet Juniper Lee, an ordinary schoolgirl who just happens to be the Protector and keeps the balance between our world and the magical one. Then turn the page for Ben 10, an ordinary schoolboy with an extraordinary alien watch, and


Kids Next Door!


On sale June 14 o 32 pg,


FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #22
Written by J. Torres


and Robbie Busch


Art by Chris Cook, Scott Roberts, Al Nickerson, and Scott Underwood


Cover by Robert Pope


Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi are here to rock the Block Party! Ami loves the Mermaid Pants craze, but Yumi isn't convinced they're all that. Plus, Courage the Cowardly Dog is in for one heck of a ride when real monster trucks overrun the farm!


On sale June 28 o 32 pg,


FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #109
Written by Vito Delsante, Robbie Busch and Scott Peterson


Art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, Robert Pope, Scott McRae and Scott Neely


Cover by Staton


Join the Mystery, Inc. gang as they take a trip to Brooklyn to uncover the mystery of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! Then it's a reality show ruckus as the Scooby gang gets lost on a tropical island. And who ya gonna call when a famous pop star gets visited by aliens? Scooby-Doo, of course!


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

LOONEY TUNES #139
Written by Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch


Art by by Neal Sternecky, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Scott McRae, Ruben Torreiro and Horacio Ottolini


Cover by Carzon and Torreiro.


Avast, maties! Porky Pig be in a tight bind when dealing with two scalawags - Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam! Plus, when Charlie Dog comes a-knocking, Gossamer finds himself demoted!


On sale June 7 o 32 pg,


FC, $2.25 US

MAD #467
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


Get ready for more MAD-cap summer hilarity as your favorite mag skewers a host of pop culture targets!


On sale June 7 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #8
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


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

MEGATOKYO VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Fred Gallagher


CMX. CMX is proud to present the latest, long-awaited collection of Fred Gallagher's popular MEGATOKYO. The story continues in Volume 4, presenting chapters 5 and 6 from the popular online webcomic - in print for the first time!


Obsessed anime/manga fan Piro and his friend Largo - a hardcore American gamer - adapt their highly unique perspectives on reality to life in Tokyo. While Piro stumbles around the edges of a girl he finds himself growing closer to, Largo unexpectedly crashes like a comet into the life of her reclusive friend. Chaos reigns in the streets of Tokyo and on the digital plane as they are drawn deeper into the worlds of two very different girls.


This volume also contains exclusive bonus material, including an expanded version of the short story "Circuity."


On sale June 21 o 5.125" x 7.25" o 240 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

THE RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa


CMX. From rising manga star Nari Kusakawa comes an amusing and unusual story inspired by classic fairy tales - but with a very modern spin! Sahara is a normal high-school girl whose life is turned upside down when she meets "Gertrude," a 100-year-old demon who looks like a teenaged boy. Gertrude is a manmade demon, constructed from the parts of various other demons and brought to life through a "recipe" from an ancient spellbook.


Gertrude searches for the recipe in order to learn more about his origin, and wants to destroy the formula so that it can never be repeated. Sahara becomes a resourceful ally in Gertrude's quest, and they are aided by some very comical and not-very-threatening demons.


THE RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE is a fun, lighthearted series that focuses on the relationship between its two appealing lead characters.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

CIPHER VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita


CMX. Twin celebrities Cipher and Siva and their young friend Anise move back to familiar surroundings, but their relationship moves into unknown territory. They return to New York just in time for Anise to return to school and celebrate her 16th birthday. Cipher sees the obvious signs that Anise is growing up, but his feelings for her are not so clear.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

KIKAIDER CODE 02 VOL. 4
Written by Shotaru Ishinomori


Illustrated by Meimu


CMX. Jiro, the teenaged boy who is really the unstable android Kikaider, finds himself unable to switch into battle mode while confronting the deadly robots created by the mad monk Futen. Salvation may come in the form of his prototype model. But Jiro dares not trust Code 01, who doesn't have a conscience chip - making it a dangerously unpredictable ally!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o 5" x 7.375" o 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US


MATURE READERS

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura

CMX. A new teacher at Maron's school knows Maron really is the high-flying Kaito Jeanne! Furthermore, he claims to be her ally and proves it by using his own psychic powers to lead Maron to another demon-possessed victim. But he may not be as benevolent as he seems!


Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura

CMX. Reoffered to coincide with KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 4, this first volume in the blockbuster series begins the story of Kusakabe Maron - an ordinary high-school girl with more than her share of problems who is actually Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, the reincarnation of Joan of Arc! Her mission: to hunt down demon-possessed paintings and exorcise the evil spirits!


On sale June 7 o 5" x 7.375" o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES o Relist

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura


CMX. Reoffered to coincide with KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 4. The battle against demon-possessed paintings continues as the competition between Kaito Jeanne and Sinbad heats up! As life at school grows complicated for Maron, she must deal with her growing feelings for Chiaki and her guilt over being kissed by Sinbad - not realizing they're one and the same! And Chiaki hides a dark secret that could shatter everything…


On sale June 7 o 5" x 7.375" o 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES o Relist

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura

CMX. Reoffered to coincide with KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 4.


Although he's her archenemy Sinbad by night, by day Maron has strong feelings for Chiaki. When he's kidnapped by his demon-possessed father, Maron transforms into Kaito Jeanne to save him. But the demon dad is ready for Jeanne, and has a space reserved just for her in his collection of living mannequins!


On sale June 7 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES o Relist

VS. (VERSUS) VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada

CMX. Sometimes it takes someone who has shared your dream to make it come true. Reiji is determined to become a professional violinist, but does he have what it takes to go the distance? His teacher - the former prodigy Mitsuko - is driving him hard. Reiji goes head to head with another gifted young artist, and the competition gets fierce. Meanwhile, a famous conductor takes a special interest in Reiji's progress.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

SWAN VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Kyoko Ariyoshi


CMX. Aspiring 16-year-old ballet dancer Masumi moves closer


to achieving her dreams! She has leapt ahead of her mentor and friend Sayoko, and now the pressure is on to win the lead in the latest competition. But her newest opponent has a surprising connection with Masumi's late mother. Can she stay focused on her goal, or will this unexpected link to her past prove to be too big a distraction?


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o ALL AGES

TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Sanami Matoh


CMX. The dramatic conclusion of the epic fantasy by the best-selling creator of Fake! As the agents of evil gather in anticipation of the Black Dragon's ultimate victory, Hiryu and the surviving members of the Dragon Family make a last stand against the forces of darkness. It's the end of the journey and the moment that all of Hiryu's training has prepared him for. But is victory worth the ultimate sacrifice?


Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

ASTRO CITY: SAMARITAN SPECIAL
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross

Don't miss this exciting new ASTRO CITY Special that reveals the long-awaited story of Samaritan's greatest enemy: Infidel!


In this special bridging the gap between chapters of the epic DARK AGE saga, witness centuries of conflict - featuring weird science, manipulation of time on a vast scale, the Black Plague, Pompeii and more - all in the space of one night, and one fateful dinner. It's Samaritan's first solo special; and the story of one brilliant, tormented man whose will is strong enough to shatter the world. Over and over again, if necessary.


On sale June 28 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES TP
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


Reoffered to coincide with the ASTRO CITY: SAMARITAN SPECIAL, this fifth volume in the ASTRO CITY collection includes ASTRO CITY VOL. 2


#21-22, ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES #1-5 and the ASTRO CITY special,


plus the short story from DC's SEPTEMBER 11th VOL. 2 and more!


On sale June 7 o 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US o Relist

THE AMERICAN WAY #5
Written by John Ridley


Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story


The psychotic Hellbent and New American do battle as Wes's plan has gone horribly wrong! Can the New American overcome this titanic threat when three of the most powerful members of the CDC failed, costing a life? And just how far will he be willing to go for revenge?


On sale June 28 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANIFEST ETERNITY #1
Written by Scott Lobdell


Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen


An Earth-based empire of science is attacked by an empire of magic - causing decades of war and casualties in the hundreds of millions. Welcome to the future that is…MANIFEST ETERNITY!


The intergalactic war between two advanced civilizations spans an entire century. From the opening shots of the first contact to the final, apocalyptic battle, this ambitious new series will show every side of the conflict. Each issue spotlights a new group: monsters who pilot zombified dragon dreadnoughts; elite fighter pilots from Earth; the shadowy figure named Tarkington. Could he have betrayed all of humanity decades before the start of the hostilities?


On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Ben Abernathy

ALBION #6
Plotted by Alan Moore Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman Cover by Dave Gibbons


This is it - the final thrilling chapter of Albion, as only Alan Moore could conceive it! Robot Archie, Penny, Danny, and Charlie release most of the inmates in the armory. But all Hell breaks loose when the prison guards must release their horrible secret weapon: Captain Hurricane! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders cancelled.


Resolicited; on sale June 21 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #9
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope


Wraparound cover by Camuncoli & Gabrielle Del'Otto


The end is nigh as Captain Atom's final battle begins! He fights for his life and the lives of everyone in the WildStorm Universe, but will it be enough? Can this hero from another world save the Earth one last time - even if it's not his own? Find out in the brutal miniseries conclusion!


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

EX MACHINA #21
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister


Cover by Tony Harris

Eisner Award-winning co-creator Tony Harris returns for Part 1 of the controversial new 4-part story "Smoke Smoke." As Mayor Hundred makes difficult decisions about New York City's marijuana laws, the former super-hero must also deal with a brazen home intruder terrifying Manhattan's citizens.


On sale June 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #1
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Andy Smith


Covers by Smith and Ethan Van Sciver

A unique hero gets a new beginning in this miniseries spinning out of the hit RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED: THE DEVIL'S HANDS, with an unbelievable debut issue that sports an alternate cover by GREEN LANTERN artist Ethan Van Sciver!


Claw finds himself working as a mercenary when he learns of a dark prophecy that centers around him...and he sets out to explore this sinister destiny. But what secrets and unspeakable evil lie before him? Find out as RED SONJA/CLAW THE UNCONQUERED artist Andy Smith is joined by writer extraordinaire Chuck Dixon (Team Zero, Nightwing) in this bold new series! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Andy Smith and Ethan Van Sciver (approximately 50/50 split).


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


Edited by Ben Abernathy

SKYE RUNNER #3
Written by Allen Warner


Art and cover by Al Garza & Richard Friend

Lady Skye comes upon a series of strange statues holding secret messages that could be from her dead father. She also meets Braylon, the powerful Green Knight, who recounts his woeful tale of how he came to be - along with the tragic fate of his wife.


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

SILENT DRAGON TP
Written by Andy Diggle


Art by Leinil Francis Yu, Gerry Alanguilan and Richard Friend


Cover by Yu


Collecting the beautifully illustrated 6-issue miniseries! In Tokyo, A.D. 2063, Renjiro is caught between a lifetime of loyalty to his Yakuza clan and the iron-fisted might of the military elite, and he will soon learn that the only way to avoid total annihilation is to play both sides against the middle.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THUNDERBOLT JAXON #5
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art by John Higgins


Cover by Gibbons


Jack, Billy and Saf are running for their lives from the modern- day incarnations of the Norse Gods! Now, in order to save the lives of those dear to him, Jack must decide if he can handle the true power of the Aesir! But once such a road is taken...can the traveler ever return home?


On sale June 7 o 5 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT TP
Written by Paul Di Filippo


Art and cover by Jerry Ordway

A new volume collecting the hit 5-issue miniseries by noted writer Paul Di Filippo and top artist Jerry Ordway! Full of familiar faces as well as new officers, the cops from Precinct 10 are back and confronted by an enigmatic new foe that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the universe.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 o 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SLOTH HARDCOVER
Written by Gilbert Hernandez


Art and Cover by Hernandez


From Gilbert Hernandez, the award-winning co-creator of Love & Rockets - the series that defined alternative comics - comes SLOTH, Hernandez's first original graphic novel, presented in breathtaking black and white by Vertigo.


Troubled teenager Miguel Serra becomes a walking urban legend after he wills himself into a coma and wakes up one year later virtually unchanged - except for his sloth-like pace.


Discover how a haunted lemon orchard, a mysterious goatman and murder collide as Miguel, his girlfriend Lita and their friend Romeo take on the teenage wasteland of suburbia.


Will it be love or rock-and-roll suicide? Find out in SLOTH, a surrealistic romantic drama in the spirit of David Lynch that takes the art of sequential storytelling to new heights in its use of light and shadow.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 6 o 6.875" x 9" o 128 pg, B&W, $19.99 US


MATURE READERS Edited by Shelly Bond

AMERICAN VIRGIN #4
Written by Steven T. Seagle


Art by Becky Cloonan


Cover by Joshua Middleton

The first American Virgin story arc reaches a jaw-dropping conclusion. Adam Chamberlain lived his whole life knowing that God had ordained him to be with only one woman sexually. When she was taken long before her time - and definitely before the physical consummation of their relationship - Adam felt his world collapse. So what's a boy to do when his hired mercenary, Mel, places the responsible party directly in his hands?


Salvation? Damnation? Adam is staring down a decision that will change his life forever.


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

100 BULLETS #73
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson

"A Wake," Part 3. While two Midwestern brothers deal with the horrible fate that comes with every "gift" from Agent Graves, Augustus Medici, Megan Dietrich and Lono have plans of their own that will shake The Trust to its very core.


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

BITE CLUB: VCU #3
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman


Art by David Hahn


Cover by Chaykin


Risa Del Toro's behind bars, but the drinks are on the big house


when a vampire girl gang drops the soap and starts a deadly shower room catfight. The secret identity of Yama's sadistic lover is revealed, and Macavoy's batting a thousand. when a road-side assault leaves him with the gift that keeps on giving.


On sale June 21 o 3 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #8
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


Part 3 of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist." The big story's broke, and now the whole world is focused on Matty as he struggles to pull a deal together to not only save his life, but the lives of everyone close to him. And to pull this off, he's going to need the help of his old guide, but will Zee even give him the time of day?


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

THE EXTERMINATORS #6
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Tony Moore


Cover by Philip Bond


Part 1 of the new 4-part story "Insurgency." Stretch and Henry get an emergency call to dispose of a black widow that's been terrorizing the clientele of a local S&M club. What Henry encounters there will change the course of his newfound mission in life.


On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #221
Written by Denise Mina


Art by Leonardo Manco Cover by Lee Bermejo


Novelist Denise Mina's debut story "Empathy is the Enemy" nears its climax


in an issue featuring a cover by artist Lee Bermejo (LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL). Constantine searches for his missing companion, Chris Cole, and finds a trail of secrets that leads straight to Steve Evans - and Constantine's own death. Mina "works wonders" with this tale, says Entertainment Weekly.


On sale June 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: ALL HIS ENGINES SC
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Leonardo Manco


An amazing softcover edition of the epic horror story written by Mike Carey with stunningly visceral art by Leonardo Manco. When a mysterious worldwide plague puts millions of people into deadly comas - including Chas Chandler's granddaughter, Tricia - Earth's foremost expert on the bizarre, John Constantine, steps in with the "cure."


Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 o 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

FABLES #50
Written by Bill Willingham


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha


Cover by James Jean


This unforgettable, double-sized anniversary issue of FABLES answers many of your burning questions: What will happen with the doomed love story of Snow White and Bigby Wolf…not to mention their seventh child? What's going on in the homelands with Pinocchio and his dad, Geppetto? When does Bagheera get out of jail? And where the hell are Jack's lost magic beans?


It's an extra-sized issue chock-full of story and art, plus a special bonus: an exclusive 8-page preview of the new monthly series JACK OF FABLES, co-written by Willingham & Matthew Sturges with pencils by Tony Akins and inks by Andrew Pepoy. Consider yourself personally invited to the most unexpected, major event in the history of Fabletown.


On sale June 14 o 64 pg, FC, $3.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #75
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Christopher Moeller


The 48-page series finale finds Lucifer - no longer Morningstar - leaving Creation behind him as he steps into the void. But Yahweh's plan has one final sting in its tail, and only a decisive confrontation between father and son will determine whose vision will prevail. Final issue.


On sale June 28o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US o MATURE READERS

LUCIFER VOL. 10: MORNINGSTAR TP
Written by Mike Carey Cover by Christopher Moeller


Art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Colleen Doran and Michael Wm. Kaluta


The war in Heaven reaches its universe-shaking conclusion in MORNINGSTAR, the tenth volume of writer Mike Carey's celebrated series. Collecting issues #62-69, MORNINGSTAR gathers together the forces of Heaven, Hell, and everyone in between for a final battle to determine the fate of both Yahweh and Lucifer's Creations - a fate no one, not even the Lightbringer, could foresee.


Advance-solicited; on sale July 19 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #8
Written by Brian Azzarello


Guest art by Danijel Zezelj


Cover by Marcelo Frusin


Since arriving in the town of Blackwater, Wes Cutter has been the embodiment of fear to the townsfolk, and a thorn in the side of the U.S. government. But was Wes born bad, or simply a product of the brutal times? Find out in this issue, which tells the origin of a violent man looking for peace.


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

SWAMP THING #28
Written by Joshua Dysart


Art by Enrique Breccia


Cover by Eric Powell


Swamp Thing has vowed to protect the fragile community that has grown around him. But with the Floronic Man unleashed in the swamp, monsters terrorizing the city, and his own wife and daughter in danger, will it all come crashing down around him?


On sale June 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT: AKEDAH TP
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Collecting the acclaimed first 5-issue story arc of the revolutionary new series by best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff (Club Zero-G) and artist Liam Sharp (THE POSSESSED)! AKEDAH chronicles one man's quest for truth in a mind-bending future where high-tech repression and ancient Biblical conflicts are grimly intertwined.

"Rushkoff proves a nimble yarn-spinner!" - Entertainment Weekly

"Rushkoff and Sharp unveil the new voice of dissent. Make no mistake, the Greatest Story Ever Told continues right here! - Grant Morrison

"Impossible to put down. Chock full of cool, forward-looking ideas." - Variety.com


Advance-solicited; on sale July 26 o 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #7
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine


Cover by Liam Sharp


Concluding the 2-part "West of Eden." Adam and Eve were banished by the gods from the primordial garden. Now their sins sins are revisited upon their sons Cain and Abel. As his present-day conflict with Dr. Green intensifies, Alan Stern must decide which of those brothers to emulate.


On sale June 21 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #46
Written by Brin K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jos Marzan Jr


Cover by Massimo Carnevale

The shocking finale of "Kimono Dragons"! The search for Ampersand, the last man's missing helper monkey, comes to an unexpected conclusion, as Yorick and his companions make a startling discovery about the unmanned world.


On sale June 7 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

AUTHENTIC COLLECTIBLES DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE!

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


these products may also be offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.

1960S TV ANIMATION BATMAN & ROBIN STATUE SET
Relive the action of the classic 1960s Batman and Robin TV serieswith this set of two 7" scale animation statues each on its own base!


Advance-solicited; on sale November 1 o Statue o $149.99 US

FOR THE FIRST TIME - BASED ON THE FAVORITE QUINTESSENTIAL TV SERIES OF THE 1960S!

DC DIRECT RE ACTIVATED
LOBO 6.5"


BATMAN 6.75"


SUPERMAN 6.75"


WONDER WOMAN 6.625"


DC DIRECT REACTIVATED!


ACTION FIGURES

DC Comic's most famous and infamous characters are brought together in one sizzling selection only from DC Direct!


Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 o Action Figure o PI

Retailers please note DC DIRECT RE ACTIVATED! SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN AND LOBO ACTION FIGURES are sold to retailers in inner and master cases. 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 KELLEY JONES

Designed by Kelley Jones


Sculpted by Ray Villafane

The true essence of a complex hero is captured in this


black and white sculpture inspired by the art of Kelley Jones!


Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue


reflects the mood of these stories and measures approximately


7.875" tall. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged


in a black-and-white box.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 8


Statue o $55.00 US


A STUNNING VISION OF THE DARK KNIGHT

Complete your collection with the rest of these Batman Black & White Statues!

(Relist) Batman B&W Statue - Kubert 1/4/06 JUN050460


Batman B&W Statue - Mignola 4/19/06 SEP050319


Batman B&W Statue - Rude 8/2/06 JAN060388

SUPERMAN COVER TO COVER: SUPERMAN #53 STATUE

Based on art by Wayne Boring


Sculpted by John Cleary

Continuing the series of affordably priced statues featuring a


classic Superman cover. The Man of Steel stands tall in this patriotic


statue, ready to protect the citizens of Metropolis. This limited edition,


hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately


8" tall x 4.75" wide x 3" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 o Statue o $55.00 US

CONTINUING THE POPULAR LINE OF SUPERMAN STATUES

Collect all the Classic Superman Cover to Cover Statues!

Superman C2C - Special '83 8/16/06 JAN060410


Superman C2C - Superman #24 5/3/06 OCT050343


(Relist) Superman C2C - Superman #1 2/1/06 JUN050462

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: HARLEY QUINN BUST

Designed By Adam Hughes


Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Continuing the stunning line of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts!


This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately


5.5" high x 3" wide x 3.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.


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

THE LATEST IN DC DIRECT'S BEST-SELLING LINE OF BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED BUSTS!

Create an unforgettable collection with all of these WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE BUSTS!

(Relist) Women of the DCU: Wonder Woman 2/8/06 JUL050323


(Relist) Women of the DCU: Poison Ivy 3/22/06 AUG050296


Women of the DCU: Catwoman 5/3/06 OCT050346


Women of the DCU: Hawkgirl 7/5/06 DEC050365


Women of the DCU: Supergirl 9/20/06 FEB060360

AMERICAN VIRGIN #1 POSTER

Celebrate Vertigo's latest hit series with this beautiful full-color poster illustrated by Frank Quitely that measures 24" x 36"!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15


Poster o $7.99 US


Art by Frank Quitely

LUCIFER #16 POSTER

This beautiful full-color poster featuring the enigmatic image of Lucifer that was the basis for the DC Direct mini-bust measures 24" x 36".

Advance-solicited; on sale November 15


Poster o $7.99 US


Art by Christopher Moeller

WETA WORKSHOP SUPERMAN RETURNS
Art directed by Bryan Singer

DC Direct is thrilled to be working with WETA WORKSHOP! The line of high-end collectibles, art directed for WETA by Superman Returns director Bryan Singer feature limited edition, high-end polystone statues imported by DC Direct bringing special moments inspired by the upcoming film to life for collectors!

Each sculpture includes an exclusive collectors DVD documenting how Bryan Singer and Weta's artists conceptualised the collectibles and brought them to life from illustration to a final piece. Footage not available elsewhere includes: Bryan Singer on-set and interviews with Richard Taylor and Bryan Singer.

THE DAILY PLANET STATUE (Base metal.)


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Statue o 20" H x 12" W x 8" D o $345.00 US


THE RETURNING SON STATUE


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Statue o 20" H x 12" W x 8" D o $345.00 US


FALLEN HERO STATUE


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Statue o 22" H x19" W x 16" D o $345.00 US


DISASTER AVERTED STATUE


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Statue o 26" H x 15" W x 15"D o $345.00 US

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ORDER SUPERMAN RETURNS


PRODUCT FROM DC DIRECT!

IN FLIGHT STATUE


Advance-solicited; on sale June 7


Statue o $150.00 US $200.00 CAN

SUPERMAN 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE


Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o Statue o $59.99 US.

SUPERMAN MAQUETTE


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28 o Maquette o 13.5"H o $195.00 US $265.00 CAN.

SUPERMAN BUST


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21oBust o7.75"Ho$45.00 US $60.00 CAN.

LEX LUTHOR BUST


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21oBust o5.625"Ho$45.00 US $60.00 CAN.

CLARK KENT BUST


Advance-solicited; on sale June 21o Bust o5.875" H o$45.00 US $60.00 CAN.

KRYPTONITE PROP


Advance-solicited; on sale June 28


Prop o 10"H o $195.00 US $265.00 CAN.

BATMAN HUSH BY JIM LEE SIGNATURE EDITION AF


RELIST - FEB040319

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES MASTER CASE ASST.


RELIST - NOV030296

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3 MASTER CASE ASST.


RELIST - OCT040371

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3 STEALTH JUMPER BATMAN ACTION FIGURE


RELIST - OCT040373

BATMAN MINI STATUE BY JIM LEE


RELIST - SEP040400

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 2 SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE


RELIST - APR040397

SUPERMAN #204 POSTER


RELIST - DEC040344

BATMAN #619 HEROES POSTER


RELIST - FEB040324

BATMAN #619 VILLAINS POSTER


RELIST - FEB040325

SUPERMAN MINI STATUE BY JIM LEE


RELIST - FEB040325

FOR A FULL LIST OF DC DIRECT BACKLIST ITEMS, PLEASE CONSULT THE PREVIEWS ORDER FORM! VISIT WWW.DCDIRECT.COM.

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