DC Comics Solicitations for Product Shipping November, 2006

Mon, August 21st, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

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DC Solicitations - Last Six Months

BATMAN/THE SPIRIT
Written by Jeph Loeb & Darwyn Cooke


Art by Cooke & J. Bone


Cover by Cooke


Will Eisner's legendary hero The Spirit returns for a monumental meeting with the Dark Knight in this special one-shot event written by comics luminaries Jeph Loeb (SUPERMAN/ BATMAN) & Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) with art by Cooke & J. Bone!


When the American Criminologist Association holds its annual convention, its members are unaware that America's criminals are holding a gathering of their own. And when Batman's rogue gallery joins forces with the Spirit's colorful criminals, things can only get worse!


With dozens of villains on the loose and the nation's security at stake, two very different crimefighters must come together to save the day. Guest-starring just about everyone from the supporting casts of both comic-book icons - including Robin, Catwoman, the Joker, Ebony, P'Gell, Commissioner Dolan and more - this is an historic comics event you won't want to miss!


On sale November 29 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US Edited by Mark Chiarello

BATMAN #659
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Andy Kubert


Writer Grant Morrison continues his acclaimed run on BATMAN with fan-favorite artist Andy Kubert! After the shocking events of BATMAN #655, in which the Joker was shot point-blank in the face, the Clown Prince of Crime makes his triumphant return to Gotham to wreak havoc on the city and take his revenge on Batman! And as citizens of Gotham City will soon discover, the Joker's reappearance is no laughing matter.


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #825
Written by Royal McGraw


Art by Marcos Marz & Luciana del Negro


Cover by Simone Bianchi


The enigmatic Doctor Phosphorous is back in a story by rising stars Royal McGraw, Marcos Marz and Luciana del Negro! Alex Sartorius was believed to be dead, but rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated! Now more powerful than ever, Doctor Phosphorous seeks to enact revenge on crime boss Rupert Thorne and only one man can stop his reign of terror: The Batman.


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

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #5
Written by Frank Miller


Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams


Variant cover by Miller


The Batman puts Dick Grayson to the ultimate test, and the orphaned aerialist must make a difficult choice before becoming Robin, the Boy Wonder!


Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled. This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Jim Lee & Scott Williams; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Frank Miller, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


Resolicited; on sale November 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #4
Written by Matt Wagner


Art and cover by Wagner


Matt Wagner continues his exhilarating re-imagination of one of Batman's earliest Golden Age adventures! Howling creatures of the night, gothic hideouts and sinister death traps - these are the machinations of Gotham's latest scourge: the Mad Monk! A young Dark Knight Detective will soon discover that some horrors defy scientific analysis and methodological investigation!


On sale November 8 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

NIGHTWING #126
Written by Marv Wolfman Cover by David Michael Beck


Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund


The new adventures of Nightwing by Marv Wolfman, Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund continue! Nightwing finds himself in the uncomfortable position of trying to save the Raptor from the Police and the mysterious people who are trying to kill him. Plus, Dick Grayson is still having trouble finding a job!


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

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #212
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Steve Scott & Nathan Massengill


Cover by Cliff Chiang


An offbeat, stand-alone Batman tale by Adam Beechen (ROBIN) and Steve Scott (SHADOWPACT)! Where can a young man take a hot date that isn't clichd? How about a crime scene on the rooftops of Gotham, to witness a Batman sighting?


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

CATWOMAN #61
Written by Will Pfeifer


Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez


Cover by Adam Hughes


Time for Catwoman to start worrying about the bomb! A madman with a head full of film trivia has his finger on the button of an improvised nuke! Catwoman's the only one who can stop the Film Freak before he turns Gotham City into an apocalyptic soundstage!


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

ROBIN #156
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Freddie E. Williams II


Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins


On a Gotham rooftop in the dead of night, a life hangs in the balance for Robin to save...and not all the punches, kicks or utility belt weapons in the world can help him.


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

HUNTRESS: DARK KNIGHT DAUGHTER TP
Written by Paul Levitz Cover by Brian Bolland


Art by Joe Staton, Steve Mitchell, Bob Layton, Bruce Patterson and others


The first solo appearance and a run of backup adventures of the Huntress - the daughter of Earth-Two Batman and Catwoman - are finally collected in this special volume featuring a stunning cover by Brian Bolland! This volume includes stories from DC SUPER STARS #17, BATMAN FAMILY #18-20, and WONDER WOMAN #271-287, #289-290 and #294-295.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 27 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATMAN/HUNTRESS: CRY FOR BLOOD TP
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Rick Burchett & Terry Beatty


Reoffered to coincide with HUNTRESS: DARK KNIGHT DAUGHTER, this volume collects the 6-issue miniseries written by Greg Rucka. When a mafia capo is discovered murdered by a crossbow, the Huntress's weapon of choice, she must evade Batman and , with the aid of the mysterious Question, prove her innocence and determine who is trying to frame her.


On sale November 1 o 144 pg, FC, $12.95 US o Relist

ACTION COMICS #845
Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner


Art and cover by Adam Kubert


The destined-to-be-classic tale of the Last Son of Krypton by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Adam Kubert continues! The explosive return of Bizarro threatens the future of Krypton's last son as Clark Kent and Lois Lane make one of the most heartbreaking decision of their lives. Plus, what does Lex Luthor have to do with all of this?


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #658
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino


In a horrific future where heroes, villains and lunatics are fighting to the death for what's left of the world, Superman finally returns! But can even he save the planet? And which threat from this future is coming back to haunt the past?


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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #31
Written by Mark Verheiden


Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver


Lex Luthor enlists Batman to raid Superman's Fortress of Solitude in the hope of stopping the alien madness that has gripped all the outworlder heroes, but he must evade a Titan and get help from an unlikely Justice Leaguer!


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

SUPERGIRL #12
Written by Joe Kelly


Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund


Cover by Amanda Conner


It's Supergirl vs. the League of Assassins and Batgirl! Cassandra Cain has something that creates a weakness in Kara - but what is it? Plus, more on Supergirl's new - and deadly - boyfriend!


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

SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #1
Written by Darwyn Cooke


Art and cover by Tim Sale


Don't miss this first 6-part story arc in a brand-new ongoing Superman series, brought to you by the award-winning writer Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier) and artist Tim Sale (Superman: For All Seasons, Batman: Dark Victory)! Superman Confidential tells stories from key moments in the history of Superman. First up: the secrets of Kryptonite! Witness Superman's first encounter with the radioactive chunks of his home planet and learn how it changed his life.


On sale November 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mark Chiarello

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW Vol. 2 TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Don't miss this gorgeously illustrated softcover volume collecting SUPERMAN #210-215! Superman faces the mystery of how millions of people seemingly vanished without a trace - including the love of his life, Lois Lane - only to find that he may be responsible!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW Vol. 1 TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Reoffered to coinide with SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW VOL. 2! This volume collects the first half of the classic tale by Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee, originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-209! A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected - not even Superman!


On sale November 1 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD Vol. 2 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, John Byrne, Greg Rucka and others


Art by Curt Swan, Frank Miller, Matthew Clarke and others


Cover by Alex Ross


A second collection of Superman's greatest adventures, reprinting several classic tales of Superman's battles between Luthor, Brainiac, Mr. Mxyztplk, and more! Features stories from SUPERMAN (first series) #130, #132, #141, #167, #233, #400, SUPERMAN (second series) #2, and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #500, #638.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 13 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD Vol. 1 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, John Byrne, Elliott S. Maggin and others


Art by Curt Swan, Byrne, Mike Mignola, Lee Bermejo and others


Cover by Alex Ross


Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 2! This classic volume collects Superman's origin (SUPERMAN #1) as well as stories from SUPERMAN #65, #156, #247, #400, MAN OF STEEL #1, SUPERMAN (second series) #18) and ACTION COMICS #775!


On sale November 1 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US o Relist

Story continues below

52: WEEKS 26-30
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid


Breakdowns by Keith Giffen


Art by various


Backup features by Waid and various


Covers by J.G. Jones


The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America's only weekly super-hero adventure!


WEEK 26: "How altruistic can you be when you're funded by LexCorp?" Plus, The Origin of Hawkman by Waid and Joe Bennett.


WEEK 27: "It's Jean Loring. Sue's murderer." Plus, The Origin of Power Girl by Waid and Adam Hughes.


WEEK 28: "Maybe our time here is over. Red Tornado's gone walkabout." Plus, The Origin of Catman by Waid and Dale Eaglesham.


WEEK 29: "Th-th-they're going to kill me. S-S-Supergirl's going to kill me." "That's - the BLACK MARVEL FAMILY?" Plus, The Origin of The Joker by Waid and Brian Bolland.


WEEK 30: Get ready for the story you never expected! "Batman...No More" - a full length 22-page adventure featuring Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and...Batwoman?!?


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


Week 26 on sale November 1 o Week 27 on sale November 8


Week 28 on sale November 15 o Week 29 on sale November 22


Week 30 on sale November 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #5
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott


Cover by Ladrnn


The Atom is forced to leave Ivy Town unprotected to strike at the sub-atomic Waiting homeworld…only to be stopped by the vicious and villainous Dwarfstar! Worst of all, Dwarfstar reveals that both of them are wearing belts that are ticking time bombs...


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

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #47
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice


Cover by Guice


While King Shark and young Arthur Curry are comrades-in-arms today, there was once an Aquaman whom that snaggle-toothed warrior found himself at odds with! The saga continues, with guest appearances from Mera and Vulko!


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

BIRDS OF PREY #100
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood


and Paulo Sequiera & Robin Riggs


Cover by Jerry Ordway


It's time to bring in new blood! Who will be asked to join Oracle in her all-new Birds Of Prey? Who will refuse, and who will fly the coop for good? Plus, a backup story following Black Canary and her new role in the DCU!


On sale November 15 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE BLUE BEETLE #9
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers


Art and cover by Duncan Rouleau


The Beetle's back in El Paso, and his best friends are rolling out the welcome mat! Sort of.


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BLUE BEETLE: shellshocked TP
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers


Art by Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Cynthia Martin and Phil Moy


Cover by Duncan Rouleau


Collecting THE BLUE BEETLE #1-6! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian: teenager Jaime Reyes! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don't get one without the other.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 27 o 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

CHECKMATE #8
Written by Greg Rucka


Art and cover by Jesus Saiz


Checkmate clashes with a rival agency on American soil!


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

THE CREEPER #4
Written by Steve Niles


Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong


Cover by Justiniano


Batman guest stars as the Creeper investigates an abandoned, Alcatraz-like prison called the Gotham Tombs. Plus, if Ryder misses an episode of "You Are Wrong," will Vera take Jack's job? Get ready for a serious dose of Creeper-style monsters and mayhem!


On sale November 1 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #6
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo


Art and cover by Ken Lashley


"Lightning in a Bottle" concludes with a duel to the death on Keystone Bridge!


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

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #31
Written by Stuart Moore


Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne


Cover by Brian Stelfreeze


The penultimate chapter of "In My Father's House!" The mystery villain's plan is revealed - and it's a plan that stretches throughout the DCU. But as Firestorm races against the clock to stop him, Firehawk holds a secret that may lead to nuclear armageddon!


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

GREEN LANTERN #16
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert


Cover by Ethan Van Sciver


Part 4 of "Wanted: Hal Jordan," guest-starring Alan Scott, Green Arrow, Arsenal and more! A fugitive on the run for murder, Hal Jordan must find the man who holds the key to his innocence: John Stewart. But what happens if John's cover is blown? And what bizarre alien presence has he discovered? Plus, more on the Guardians' mysterious mission.


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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #6
Written by Dave Gibbons


Art and cover by Gibbons & Michael Bair


Hunting kidnappers in a strange city, Guy Gardner finds his greatest enemy is the city itself. On the planet Korugar, a Lantern faces hatred and rejection and, across the cosmos, another Lantern's heart is broken.


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

THE GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by Gardner Fox & John Broome


Art and cover by Gil Kane & Syd Greene


The Silver Age adventures of one of DC's greatest heroes continue in Volume 6 of THE GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES! Reprinting GREEN LANTERN #39-47 (1965-1966), this volume includes the classic Hal Jordan GL stories "The Secret Origin of the Guardians," "The Other Side of the World" and "Green Lantern Lives Again!"


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3 o 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US

GUY GARDNER: COLLATERAL DAMAGE #1
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Chaykin


On the fringes of the Rann-Thanagar War, G'Nort of the Green Lantern Corps must find an arbiter to broker a peace deal! What neutral part does he find? None other than Guy Gardner! Wait…Guy? Peace? Neutral?


On sale November 29 o 1 of 2 o Prestige Format o 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD #1
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Derec Donovan


Don't miss the first issue of an explosive new miniseries written by Chuck Dixon (ROBIN, NIGHTWING) with art by Derec Donovan (Jubilee)! An archery contest beckons Oliver Queen's bow-bending son Connor Hawke to the far end of the globe. Accompanied by his old pal Eddie Fyers, Connor accepts the invitation. But a much darker game is afoot, and Connor's life will never be the same!


On sale November 22 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Edited by Michael Wright

GREEN ARROW #68
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens


It's the end of Ollie's training just before he returned to Star City - and at more than full strength! But at what cost - and with whom at his side?


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

ION #8
Written by Ron Marz


Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten


Cover by Kalman Andraszofsky


Kyle visits a remote world of barbaric splendor, intending to make amends for the destruction they believe he caused. But Kyle finds himself confronted by drawn swords and a very angry princess! And the cosmic being who's been watching from the wings makes his move!


On sale November 15 o 8 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKGIRL #58
Written by Walter Simonson


Art by Joe Bennett


Cover by Howard Chaykin


Hawkgirl may have reached the end of the line, when a refugee from the Rann-Thanagar War shows her the only way out of his makeshift cage/prison could be in a body bag!


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #29
Written by Howard Chaykin


Art and cover by Killian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen


Part 4 of the 6-part "Sacred Trust." The JLA sinks deeper and deeper undercover…until their cover is blown wide open on the battlefield - leaving their mission against two warring armies of metahumans a failure!


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

JSA CLASSIFIED #19
Written by Scott Beatty


Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair


Cover by Morales


Part 1 of the 2-part "Skin Game," written by Scott Beatty (BATGIRL: YEAR ONE) with art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair (IDENTITY CRISIS)! The stolen body-part market is booming in the metahuman world, as a series of mysterious "thefts" involving the enhanced working "parts" of various metahumans draws the interest of Dr. Mid-Nite himself!


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
Written by Brad Meltzer


Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope


Cover by Michael Turner


Variant cover by J. G. Jones


Brad Meltzer and Ed Benes continue their best-selling saga of the "Tornado's Path" as the true mastermind behind the latest threat to the League is finally revealed! And an old friend reappears. Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by J. G. Jones, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

JONAH HEX #13
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti


Art and cover by Jordi Bernet


Part 1 of a horrifying 3-part tale never before told: the weird Western origin of Jonah Hex, illustrated by European comics legend Jordi Bernet!


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

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #4
Written by A.J. Lieberman


Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit


The Martian Manhunter and his new allies are under attack from all sides! It's up to J'ohn to keep the peace between the humans he has sworn to protect and the last remnants of his long-lost Martian civilization.


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

THE NEXT #5
Written by Tad Williams


Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong


A showdown between Superman and Sion! Metron warns that the entire Metaverse is threatened! Monikka Wong and her other-dimensional companions are caught between the Fist of the Iron Ring and the end of everything!


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

THE OMEGA MEN #2
Written by Andersen Gabrych


Art and cover by Henry Flint


Hot on the stardust trail of the oldest artifact in the universe, the Omega Men crash land on earth - dragging with them the battling Spider Guild, L.E.G.I.O.N., and a mysterious female alien. Only one thing stands in the way of a planet-wide cosmic doomsday: the heroes of Earth!


On sale November 15 o 2 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MYSTERY IN SPACE #3
Written by Jim Starlin


Art by Shane Davis & Matt "Batt" Banning


and Starlin & Al Milgrom


Cover by Davis & Banning


The mystery surrounding Captain Comet intensifies with interstellar urgency, and a hero must test the limits of his newfound power! Hardcore Station was supposed to be the shadowy corner of the galaxy where you go when you don't want to be found - but Comet has unknown enemies around every corner! Plus, The Weird continues his odyssey!


On sale November 1 o 3 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

OMAC #5
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Renato Guedes


The return of Brother Eye! The young man trapped in the last OMAC is humanity's last hope, but with Brother Eye up and running, the creation of more OMACs can't be too far behind…


On sale November 1 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NEW TEEN TITANS: TERRA INCOGNITO TP
Written by Marv Wolfman


Art and cover by George Prez & Romeo Tanghal


An amazing new volume collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #28-34 and NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2! Tara Markov is rescued from kidnappers by Changeling. Thus begins her quest to use her powers over earth and gravity for good, and join the team as Terra. Does this obnoxious young powerhouse have what it takes to be a team player?


Advance-solicited; on sale December 13 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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


Art by George Prez, Jimenez, Dick Giordano and others


Cover by George Prez & Jimenez


Reoffered to coincide with NEW TEEN TITANS: TERRA INCOGNITO, this volume focuses on one of the most popular Titans members ever! This book collects THE NEW TEEN TITANS #38, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #50, THE NEW TITANS #50-55 and TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES 2003.


On sale November 1 o 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US o RELIST

OUTSIDERS #42
Written by Judd Winick


Art by Matthew Clark, Ron Randall & Art Thibert


Cover by Daniel Acua


The team gets back on the grid just as Sivana takes an entire city right off it!


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

RUSH CITY #5
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Timothy Green II & Rick Magyar


Cover by Jock


Rush gets an offer he can't refuse - or outrun! When a gangland massacre paints the streets red, Diego locks into a death race with the mob, the Feds and a mafia don who's most likely insane!


On sale November 29 o 5 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SACHS AND VIOLENS TP
Written by Peter David


Art and cover by George Prez


Juanita Jean Sachs is a model-turned-crusader. Ernie "Violens" Sachs is a war-scarred photographer with major anger management issues. Cross them at your own risk.


They are two people who battle some of the greatest evils of our society: Pornography. Murder. White Slavery. Religious fanaticism. And why do they do it? Because they get an erotic charge from risking their lives.


SACHS AND VIOLENS created a sensation when their miniseries first debuted in 1993. Now, for the first-time ever, the saga from New York Times best-selling author Peter David (AQUAMAN, Star Trek: Imzadi) and acclaimed artist George Prez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, JLA/AVENGERS) is collected in a single volume, with a new cover by Prez and an introduction from David!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 6


128 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

SECRET SIX #6
Written by Gail Simone


Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti


Cover by Karl Kerschl


The final issue! The Secret Six take on Vandal Savage in his mountain lair, and not all will live to tell the tale! You can't miss this one!


On sale November 29 o 6 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #7
Written by Bill Willingham


Art and cover by Cory Walker


Dr. Gotham has ordered the destruction of the Shadowpact! Ragman and the Enchantress have been transformed into Hellhounds…and the new supervillain team known as the Congregation could outnumber even the JLA!


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

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #2
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello


Art by Eric Battle & Prentis Rollins and Cliff Chiang


Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta


Old habits die hard - even for a dead cop. Detective Allen thinks the case is closed when a slumlord and his deranged murderer get what's coming to them at the hands of his alter ego…the Spectre! But he's in for big surprise when the cosmic authority over crime, guilt, and punishment mysteriously continues to haunt the wretched Gotham tenement. Plus, more of Azzarello's & Chiang's Dr. Thirteen!


On sale November 8 o 2 of 8 o 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TRIALS OF SHAZAM #4
Written by Judd Winick


Art and cover by Howard Porter


Magic hits the Middle East as the trials continue for young Freddy Freeman. Freddie's still striving to earn back the full power of Shazam, while the Counsel of Merlin's own candidate for the power, Sabina, sabotages Freddy at every turn!


On sale November 22 o 4 of 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #24
Written by Mark Waid


Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray


Cover by Kitson


The team struggles against a Legion of Super-Powered Villains that may be connected to the mysteries surrounding Supergirl. Plus, the return of a Legionnaire you never thought you'd see again. And just who is Tarik the Mute?


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS SHAZAM VOL. 1 TP
Written by Dennis O'Neill, E. Nelson Bridwell and Elliott Maggin


Art by C.C. Beck, Kurt Schaffenberger, Dave Cockrum, Dick Giordano and others


Cover by Bob Oksner


This edition collects all of the new stories from SHAZAM! #1-35 (1973-1978)! The Big Red Cheese is joined by the members of the Marvel Family including Mary Marvel and Capt. Marvel Junior, as they battle the menaces of Black Adam, Dr. Sivana and the Monster Society of Evil!


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

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #5
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray


Art and cover by Daniel Acua


The covert agency SHADE unleashes a new metahuman threat that leaves the Freedom Fighters powerless! Can Uncle Sam save his team from certain doom?


On sale November 22 o 5 of 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WARLORD #10
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by Phil Winslade


The Warlord encounters a diabolical temptress who is not at all what she seems! Don't miss this tale of sword-and-sorcery mysticism!


On sale November 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

TEEN TITANS #41
Written by Geoff Johns


Art by Tony Daniel & Kevin Conrad


Cover by Daniel


The explosive "Titans Around the World" story concludes with the team finding Raven! Will she bring back a Titans who died?


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

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #27
Written by Scott Beatty


Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty


Cover by Dave McCaig


When is a Catwoman not a thief? When she's been hired by a bank to test their security, that's when. But when Bruce Wayne finds out about the bank's shady dealings, only Batman save Catwoman from a trap that even she can't escape!


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

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #27
Written by Adam Beechen


Art by Carlo Barberi & Bob Petrecca


Cover by Ty Templeton


The Parasite is on a rampage in Metropolis! With Superman out of town on Justice League business, can Black Lightning, Steel and the rest of the Leaguers hold their own?


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

TEEN TITANS GO! #37
Written by J. Torres


Art by Sean Galloway


Cover by Todd Nauck


It's another holiday with the Teen Titans! As if having to take on the mischevious magician Mumbo wasn't enough, things get really crazy when Starfire's pet Silkie gets a hold of Mumbo's magic hat!


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

WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES Vol. 20 HC
Written by Will Eisner


Art and cover by Eisner


Will Eisner's masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 20, collecting the Spirit Sections from January 1 to July 2, 1950 and featuring such classic stories as "Sand Saref," "Sammy and Delilah" and "The Good Old Days."


Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 o 196 pg, FC, $49.99 US

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #3
Written by Jesse Leon McCann


Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht


Cover by Scott Jeralds


A harvest moon foretells trouble for Krypto and Streaky!


On sale November 15 o 3 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #7
Written by Man of Action, Alain Matz and Tom Warburton


Art by Dario Brizuela, Kim Arndt, John Delaney, Robert Smith and Mike DeCarlo


Cover by Clay Croker


Ben learns that heroes aren't always big bruisers who punch things. Meanwhile, Coop and Jaime have to defend the earth from a ravenous alien experiment gone bad!


On sale November 8


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #27
Written by Scott Cunningham, Robbie Busch and Jim Alexander


Art by by Gary Fields, Christopher Cook, Matt Jenkins and others


Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo


Look out, Endsville! Aliens are coming, and Grim, Billy and Mandy are your only chance of survival!


On sale November 22


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #144
Written by Sholly Fisch, Earl Kress, and Robbie Busch


Art by Neal Sternecky, Omar Aranda, Scott McRae and Alberto Saichann


Cover by Scott Gross


A special all-Daffy and Porky issue! See them team up to outwit Yosemite Sam, then follow them on their own separate adventures.


On sale November 1


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #114
Written by Robbie Busch, Frank Strom and Jymn Magon


Art by Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds, Vince DePorter and others


Cover by Pope & Scott McRae


Mystery, Inc. faces turmoil at Thanksgiving when they come face-to-face with The Turkey Terror at Two-thousand Feet! Plus, zombie-cowboys invade a mid-western mall, and a Japanese restaurant is haunted by a spooky Samurai. Zoinks!


On sale November 15


32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #472
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


More fun-filled hilarity and knee-slapping humor as only MAD can deliver!


On sale November 1 o 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD KIDS #5
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots


The new magazine for kids 8 to 10 years old continues!


Don"t miss fun-filled games, puzzles, interviews, posters and lots of laughs - plus the all-new adventures of Spy vs. Spy Jr.


On sale November 8 o 64 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

EMMA Vol. 2
Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori


CMX. London's elite society places great importance on class differences, but William Jones does not. He regards Emma as a beautiful, charming young woman, not merely a servant. After their first real date, things seem to be going in a positive direction for them. But the leisurely pace of the growing relationship between Emma and William ends when tragedy strikes at home, forcing Emma to leave the house she shared with Mrs. Stownar. Meanwhile, when the rest of William's brothers and sisters show up, they discover their brother's budding relationship and try to bring it to a screeching halt.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 13


5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

MOON CHILD Vol. 5
Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu


CMX. Jimmy can save the Earth by quickly maturing into his female form and loving a mer-man. But his brother Teruto made other plans. With a witch's help, he possessed the rich and powerful Gil Owen. Now his new pawn is wreaking havoc in New York. Will Teruto hasen the destruction foretold in the mer-people's prophecies?


Advance-solicited; on sale December 20


5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

TENJHO TENGE Vol. 11
Written and illustrated by Oh! great


CMX. The battle between Soichiro and Mazata on sacred Enmi ground reaches its stunning conclusion! Though Mazata has jettisoned his mechanical arms, he still possesses the even deadlier Dragon Claws. But when the Black Dragon within Soichiro comes out to play, things get ugly!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 20


5" x 7.375" o 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN+

OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY Vol. 3
Written and illustrated by Toru Fujieda


CMX. Things just keep getting more and more confusing for the kids with the butterfly-shaped birthmarks on their thumbs. After Kanoko and Mike touched their thumbs together, Kanoko was left reeling from the past life vision that was revealed to her. Is she really the reincarnation of the tragic Agemaki? And if so, who is her destined lover? It might be Tsuchiya, but he's convinced that he and Maya are fated to be together. Newcomer Arata is convinced that it is his path that is joined to Kanoko's. None of this sits well with Tsubame, who started all of this reincarnation talk in the first place and won't give up Kanoko without a fight!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 27


5" x 7.375" o 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

PIECES OF A SPIRAL Vol. 6
Written and illustrated by Kaimu Tachibana


CMX. The tangled web of the past must be sorted out before the unfinished battles of the last world overwhelm the present? Mayuko was reincarnated in this world to keep her promise to Bishu. She seems to be a valuable new ally for Bishu's heirs, Sakuya and Wakyo. But can this sorceress's real intentions be divined?


Advance-solicited; on sale December 6


5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

SEIMADEN Vol. 7
Written and illustrated by You Higuri


CMX. When the demons step up their attacks, a desperate Roddrick enters a pact with Zadei to destroy the invaders, which his co-conspirator does with his typical zeal. Down in the underworld, Karon - ruler of the demons - tends to Hilda, whose near-fatal wounds he has miraculously healed. But Hilda is only a stepping-stone for the Lord of Hades, who is on his way to conquering Laures!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 27


5" x 7.375" o 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN

RED MENACE #1
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DiMeo & Adam Brody


Art by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey


Cover by Jerry Ordway


Variant cover by Darwyn Cooke


Writers Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo (THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE) and comics-newcomer Adam Brody (star of The O.C.) - with art by fan-favorite Jerry Ordway (TOP 10: BEYOND THE FARTHEST PRECINCT, JSA) & inker Al Vey - present what's sure to be the most talked-about miniseries of the fall. RED MENACE is a story of heroes and the corrupt leaders they must take a stand against!


Los Angeles, 1953: Home to bent cops, smooth criminals, and curvaceous starlets; where the glamour and wealth of Hollywood and Beverly Hills collide with the crime and grit of Chinatown. Amidst this startling contrast, American ideals are under siege by Joseph McCarthy and the H.U.A.C. trials, rooting out communist threats where ever they may lie - even in the ranks of the super heroic! Can there be any doubt about the loyalties of L.A.'s greatest and most patriotic hero, the Eagle? America is about to find out the hard way!


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Darwyn Cooke, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale November 22 o 1 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Peterson

STORMWATCH: PHD #1
Written by Christos N. Gage


Art and cover by Doug Mahnke


Variant covers by Trevor Hairsine


The excitement of WorldStorm continues as Christos Gage (DEADSHOT, TVs Numb3rs) and Doug Mahnke (JLA, TEAM ZERO) bring an incredible new vision to this WildStorm Universe cornerstone!


Originally a U.N. crisis intervention force with a global reach, StormWatch suffered a very visible and crippling blow following a catastrophe in New York City. With their limitations now exposed, facing budget cuts and internal gutting, former Weatherman Jackson King is tasked with a near-impossible mission: develop new methods of superpowered-being apprehension and containment on a shoestring budget. Gone are the fancy orbital satellites and matter-teleportation services, traded for a dingy office staffed with second-rate heroes and former villains to combat the growing crisis of post-human threats. Does humanity - and this Post Human Division - stand a chance?


Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Doug Mahnke; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Trevor Hairsine, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by Trevor Hairsine, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale November 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Ben Abernathy

MIDNIGHTER #1
Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by


Chris Sprouse & Karl Story


Variant cover A by Michael Golden


Variant cover B by Sprouse


From the pages of the Authority comes the Midnighter, the world's most lethal weapon, in a new Worldstorm series written by Garth Ennis (PREACHER, THE BOYS) with art by the acclaimed team of Chris Sprouse & Karl Story (TOM STRONG)!


The Midnighter, returning from a mission in war-torn Afghanistan, is accosted as he enters the Carrier. Something is terribly wrong; these unseen assailants take him down too easily and then drag him though the teleportation door to an unknown location. After regaining consciousness he is given a cryptic choice: either kill a mass murderer or die!


Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Michael Golden, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by Chris Sprouse, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale November 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Dunbier

WILDCATS #2
Written by Grant Morrison


Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams


Variant cover A by Erik Larsen


Variant cover B by Jim Lee


A deadly super-villain escapes from a prison space station - by leaping to Earth. The Wildcats must use all their cunning, strength and brains in order to capture him and still maintain their covert status quo. All goes according to plan, except for one little hiccup - he kills them all on live television!


Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Jim Lee & Scott Williams; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Erik Larsen, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the cover by Jim Lee, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

DEATHBLOW #2
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art and cover by Carlos D'Anda


Variant cover by J.G. Jones


Michael Cray, a little worse for wear, is back in the United States and the government's keeping a tight leash on him. His next mission: spend time with his family. Will a little rest and relaxation heal the wounds that haunt Deathblow's mind?


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Carlos D'Anda; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by J.G. Jones, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

GEN13 #2
Written by Gail Simone


Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt "Batt" Banning


Variant cover by Ed McGuinness & Sandra Hope


The new mysteries of the teenage super-team unfold, courtesy of writer Gail Simone and artists Talent Caldwell and Batt! Following the manifestation of their powers, the kids find themselves at the mercy of I.O. and their "doctors." But what's the ultimate motivation for the battery of tests and experiments being performed on the kids? Is there have any hope of escape? And how does John Lynch play into everything?


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent Caldwell & Matt "Batt" Banning; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Ed McGuinness & Sandra Hope may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

WETWORKS #3
Written by Mike Carey


Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend


Variant cover by Jason Pearson


The tension mounts as Dane, Red and Ab-Death investigate another gruesome crime scene and make a frightening discovery - which soon leads them to a nasty encounter with the cause of the carnage! Meanwhile, Ashe and the recently revived Mother-One embark on a rescue mission. But most importantly, what is the secret of the Blood Box?


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Jason Pearson, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


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

ALBION TP
Plot by Alan Moore Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion


Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman


Cover by Dave Gibbons


Discover how legendary writer Alan Moore resurrects the lost heroes of Britain's yesteryear in this volume collecting the acclaimed ALBION miniseries! Find out who Robot Archie, the Steel Claw, Captain Hurrican and the Spider really were and where they've been all this time!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATTLER BRITTON #5
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Colin Wilson


Cover by Garry Leach


The smashing conclusion to the epic battle tale! Deep behind enemy lines, Battler and Gilhooley make a terrifying discovery: a huge encampment of Panzer Tanks. Now they must somehow get word to their squadron and cause as much damage as possible without being captured or killed!


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

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #2
Written by Kurt Busiek


Art by Brent Anderson


Cover by Alex Ross


Who is The Emissary? What is his message for the world, and how is this cosmic being linked to the Apollo Eleven? Even as cosmic concerns rock the world, more private ones rock the city.


Astro City's biggest, most dramatic epic continues as the gangwar erupts and Charles and Royal are both caught up in it. As one brother's life begins to fall apart, the other finds success, bringing him deeper and deeper into danger. And the arrival of Jitterjack, the Divided Man, brings a face from the past into the brothers' lives - which will spin them further and further into the Dark Age.


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

THE BOYS #5
Written by Garth Ennis


Art and cover by Darick Robertson


The Teenage Kix have learned who was responsible for their recent public relations nightmare - and it's payback time! But things won't go as planned for either side, as Hughie must cope with the horrors of war.


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #6
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art and cover by Andy Smith


It's Claw vs. Claw! The blood-soaked hero finally comes face-to-face with the gruesome reality of the prophecy - and it's a battle to save all humanity in this senses-shattering issue! Does he have the strength to overcome an evil version…of himself?


On sale November 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue

A MAN CALLED KEV #4
Written by Garth Ennis


Art by Carlos Ezquerra


Cover by Glenn Fabry


It's a duel to the death as Kev and his mate Danny battle a truckload of mercs and one nasty ninja! Even with a man-eating tiger on their side, do these former S.A.S.ers have a chance at success?


On sale November 22 o4 of 5


32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

MANIFEST ETERNITY #6
Written by Scott Lobdell


Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen


Witness the horrific origin of one of the series most popular and enduring characters: the 8-year-old Captain Rave! Find out how Earth's ultimate weapon had her first introduction to the minions of Magewhole, and what drives her to destroy this relentless enemy!


On sale November 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o final issue

ROKKIN #5
Written by Andy Hartnell


Art & Cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis


Arness and Evy's epic journey kicks into high gear as they outrun a band of assassins who have been dispatched from Demortia itself. With the price on their heads growing higher by the day, will Arness and Evy be able to trust their lives and secrets with anyone? Or even each other?


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

WRAITHBORN TP
Written by Marcia Chen Cover by Benitez & Weems


Art by Joe Benitez, Joe Weems and Victor Llamas


Don't miss this lavishly illustrated volume collecting the 6-issue miniseries! Melanie Moore was an ordinary high school girl with a regular life, until she unexpectedly became the sole possessor of the ancient power of the Wraithborn. Now she must fight for her life as little by little she gains the knowledge to wield this mighty power - and possibly save the world at the same time!


Advance-solicited; on sale December 6 o 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

NINJA SCROLL #3
Written by J. Torres


Art and cover by Michael Chang Ting Yu


Variant cover by Jim Lee


Jubei is putting together the pieces of the mystery of his "new" surroundings - with the help of a long-dead ally: the ninja Kagero! Can he escape this strange new reality - or will he be stranded there forever?


Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Chang Ting Yu; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Jim Lee, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #2
Written by Chuck Dixon


Art by Kevin West


Cover by Tony Harris


Freddy Krueger has returned to haunt Springwood in this terrifying new series! As the monster stalks the dreams of the new family, a mysterious little girl keeps appearing in the dreams and foiling Freddy's murderous fun. What secret does she hold? And does a former Army Ranger, trained in sleep deprivation and Zen techniques, stand a chance against the this evil master of dreams?


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

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #1
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning


Art by Wesley Craig


Cover by Lee Bermejo


Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet


To coincide with the release of New Line's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, get ready for the debut of a frightening new series that will explore the mystery that surrounds Travis County and the horrific Hewitt family! From the demented minds of writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (Majestic, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and artist Wesley Craig (Touch) comes a tale of unparalleled terror and unique insight into small-town America.


Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Lee Bermejo; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.


On sale November 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Ben Abernathy

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #1
Written by Mike Carey


Art by Jim Fern & Rob Hunter


Cover by J.H. Williams III


Mike Carey - writer of the Eisner-nominated Lucifer and Ultimate Fantastic Four - returns to the magical world of twisted horror in a new Vertigo monthly series drawn by the breakout art team of Jim Fern (Fables) & Rob Hunter (The First). In modern-day Japan, Kai and his twin sister Toshi are born on opposite sides of midnight. But that casual line in time will have disastrous effects on their lives: Their friends will go missing; commonplace knives will hide deadly secrets; and Kai and Toshi will have to save themselves and their entire family from their own horrible destinies.


Set in contemporary Nagasaki, Crossing Midnight taps into Japanese and Korean horror to mix the mythology of The Sandman with the fantasy of films like Hayao's Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Together, Mike Carey and Jim Fern come up with flights of fantasy tethered to a reality where children are stolen, innocence corrupted, and where two teenagers will have to stare down bizarre beings capable of very visceral terrors.


On sale November 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS Edited by Karen Berger

100 BULLETS #78
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


Now that all the major players are south of the border, the real trouble is only beginning. And with that many dangerous characters in one setting, it certainly won't be a relaxing trip to Mexico for all involved.


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

100 BULLETS VOL. 10: DECAYED TP
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Eduardo Risso


Cover by Dave Johnson


The noir masterpiece continues in 100 BULLETS VOL. 10: DECAYED, collecting issues #68-75 of the acclaimed Vertigo series. Following Lono's ascension to warlord for the houses of the Trust, the last remaining Minutemen are activated as the players on both sides ready themselves for the endgame of their private war.


Advance-solicted; on sale December 27


192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o MATURE READERS

AMERICAN SPLENDOR #3
Written by Harvey Pekar Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli


Art by Dean Haspiel, Rick Geary, Steve Vance, Hunt Emerson, Josh Neufeld, Zachary Baldus, Ty Templeton and Gary Dumm


From the streets of Cleveland, Harvey Pekar creates a portrait of everyday life spanning decades past to the not-too-distant future. Childhood fistfights, early morning medical worries and the unsettled demographics of Pekar's venerable city come together in these eight all-new, ad-free stories, illustrated by some of the most inventive artists in comics.


On sale November 1 o 3 of 4 o 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #9
Written by Steven T. Seagle


Art by Becky Cloonan & Ryan Kelly


Cover by Joshua Middleton


The epilogue to "Going Down" spins American Virgin into all-new territory. Adrift in a sea of seething sexuality, sworn virgin Adam Chamberlain is out of his element, out of his comfort zone, out of time, and from the looks of things, close to coming out of the closet. But why isn't he running away from the land down under and its string of temptations? His one true love, Cassie, thinks she knows the answer…but she's dead…isn't she?


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

DMZ #13
Written by Brian Wood


Art by Riccardo Burchielli


Cover by Wood


Artist Riccardo Burchielli returns for the 5-part "Public Works" story arc. Now that he's a free agent after severing his contract with Liberty News, Matty goes undercover as a day laborer on various construction sites around the city. And it doesn't take long before he stumbles on some shady business with Trustwell, Inc., the corporation behind most of the reconstruction.


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


MATURE READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #11
Written by Simon Oliver


Art by Mike Hawthorne


Cover by Philip Bond


Part 1 of the 2-part "Brother #38," featuring guest art by Mike Hawthorne (Queen and Country, Umbra). The mysterious Dr. Saloth reveals an unexpected romantic side as he courts his would-be soul mate, Professor Neal, with some dining al fresco amongst the vermin of the evening. But that's not all he reveals, as Neal awakens hideous secrets from Saloth's long-buried past.


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


MATURE READERS

DEADMAN #4
Written by Bruce Jones


Art and cover by John Watkiss


Part 4 of the 5-part debut story arc. Scott forces Brandon to confront a series of possible realities, dimensions where death is far from the worst fate. While back in this reality, the bomber-jacketed assassins try to show Brandon and Sarah that getting killed is about as real as it gets.


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

FABLES #55
Written by Bill Willingham Cover by James Jean


Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha and Inaki Miranda


The Homelands' conference is wrapping up and the drums of war are beginning to sound. It looks like insignificant Pinocchio is the only one who can stop it - if he can convince the others to stand down. If only Pinocchio didn't have the oratory skills of an underachieving cinderblock... This issue also includes a free preview of CROSSING MIDNIGHT #1.


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

FABLES VOL. 8: WOLVES TP
Written by Bill Willingham Cover by James Jean


Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Shawn McManus, Andrew Pepoy


Collecting issues #48-51 of writer and creator Bill Willingham's award-winning Vertigo series, WOLVES also includes newly-created maps of Fabletown and the Homelands illustrated by Willingham and, as a special bonus, Willingham's complete script to the double-sized issue #50.


Advance-solicited; on sale December 20 o 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #5
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges


Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy


Cover by James Jean


Captive Fables, divided into dozens of four-man escape teams, have scattered to the four winds, throwing the evil librarians of the Golden Boughs Retirement Village into chaos. But before Jack can lead his escape team to safety he first has to defeat the perusing Bagmen in single, unarmed combat. Here's the problem though: No one has ever defeated a Bagman in single unarmed combat!


On sale November 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #226
Written by Denise Mina


Art by Leonardo Manco


Cover by Lee Bermejo


Part 3 of the 5-Part "The Red Right Hand." With the British Army closing in one side and roving gangs of hungry Praexis demons in track suits on the other, John - with the help of an old friend - revisits the Third Place. What he learns there does not bode well for Glasgow or the world beyond.


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

LOVELESS #13
Written by Brian Azzarello


Art by Danijel Zezelj


Cover by Marcelo Frusin


Featuring guest art by Danijel Zezelj, this stand-alone one-shot tells the back story of Colonel Silas Redd, from his rise through the ranks of the Union Army to his current status as marked-man in Blackwater. In a town full of secrets, what does Redd have to hide, and how does that play into the plans of Wes and Ruth Cutter?


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

NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS'S STARDUST HC
Written by Neil Gaiman


Art and cover by Charles Vess


Don't miss an amazing new oversized hardcover edition of the classic tale written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) and illustrated by Charles Vess, soon to be a major motion picture!


In a Victorian-era tale of magic and romance, young Tristran Thorn falls in love with the town beauty and must go on an incredible coming-of-age journey in order to capture her heart. Living in the small countryside town of Wall, one night Tristran vows to his beloved to retrieve a fallen star that they witnessed crashing down from the heavens. Now to gain his love's hand, he must leave behind his home and embark on a journey that will define the meaning of true love. Told through breathtaking painted illustrations, this fairytale for adults is a true masterpiece in storytelling.


Advance-solicited; on sale January 3


7.5" x 11.625" o 232 pg, FC, $39.99 US o MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #12
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine Cover by Liam Sharp


A sexual tryst between warring gods alters the story itself into a new permutation of the series Comic Buyer's Guide calls, "the most assured and original project to emerge from Vertigo since SANDMAN." With guest art from Peter Gross (LUCIFER) & Gary Erskine (THE FILTH), this tale reveals how Biblical and modern storylines diverge - as Dinah is attacked in one reality, and Miriam in the other.


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

Y: THE LAST MAN #51
Written by Brian K. Vaughan


Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr.


Cover by Massimo Carnevale


Part 3 of the 4-part "Motherland." With the long-awaited revelation of who or what caused the plague that killed every man except for Yorick Brown, will new life be created or old ones snuffed out?


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

THE OTHER SIDE #2
Written by Jason Aaron


Art and cover by Cameron Stewart


The hard-hitting miniseries examining life on opposing sides of the Vietnam War continues as PFC Bill Everette lands in Vietnam to a less than welcoming committee consisting of his fellow Marines, a new set vengeful spirits, and the locals - who might hate him more than his Viet-Cong enemies. Meanwhile, Vo Dai makes his way south to the waiting battle, and soon discovers he has his own set of terrifying demons to battle along the way.


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


MATURE READERS

WONDER WOMAN LYNDA CARTER STATUE
No one embodies the spirit and beauty of Wonder Woman more than Lynda Carter, the actress who portrayed her on the beloved television series! She will forever be the vision forged in a generation's memory as the quintessential Wonder Woman. For the first time ever, DC Direct has teamed up with Lynda Carter to bring you a must-have piece to every fan's Wonder Woman collection. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue is packaged in a four-color box, includes a four-color Certificate of Authenticity and measures approximately 13" high x 7.5" wide x 7.5" deep. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind collectible!


Advance solicited; on sale April 4, 2007


Statue o $195.00 U.S.

Retailers, please note: the WONDER WOMAN LYNDA CARTER STATUE is available only in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., France, Australia and Japan.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: WITH A VENGEANCE ACTION FIGURES
Another amazing series of action figures based on the distinctive art of Ed McGuinness!


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 11, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

BATZARRO 6.75"


BIZARRO 6.75"


SUPERWOMAN 6.5" "


BATWOMAN 6.5"


BATMAN BEYOND 6.75" "


KRYPTONITE BATMAN 6.75"

Retailers please note: BATZARRO, BIZARRO, SUPERWOMAN, BATWOMAN, BATMAN BEYOND and KRYPTONITE BATMAN are intended for individual sale to consumers, but 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.

FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 ACTION FIGURES
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 25, 2007 o Action Figures o PI

WARLORD 6.75"


MARTIAN MANHUNTER 6.75"


ATOM 6.5" "


AQUAMAN 6.75"


BLUE BEETLE 6.5" "


BLUE BEETLE (STEALTH VARIANT) 6.5"

Retailers please note: WARLORD, MARTIAN MANHUNTER, ATOM, AQUAMAN, BLUE BEETLE and BLUE BEETLE (STEALTH VARIANT) are intended for individual sale to consumers, but 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 Matt Wagner


Sculpted by Paul Harding


Certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Direct's collection of Batman: Black & White statues, this original creation designed by Matt Wagner presents his unique vision of the Caped Crusader. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of


BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 1 and 2, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. The statue measures approximately 7.5" tall x 5" wide x 3.75" deep. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.


Advance-solicited; on sale April 18, 2007


Statue o $59.99 U.S.

SUPERMAN VINYL STATUE
By KOTOBUKIYA


Through special arrangement with Japan's Kotobukiya, DC Direct brings fans The Man Of Steel! This four color, meticulously sculpted vinyl statue stands approximately 14" high, and comes with black base. Comes in a four color box. Production run for 2006 release is limited to only 3000 pieces! Retro Solicited: on sale October 25, 2006


Statue o $99.99 US

 
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