Friday, October 21, 2005

Marvel Comics solicitations for January 2006

ULTIMATE TITLES

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION #1


Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

It's time for the coming of Gah Lak Tus! And his arrival could mean the end of all life on this planet! Not even the power of S.H.I.E.L.D or the brilliance of Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards seems able to stop its inexorable march to Earth. What role do the Ultimate X-Men have in this drama? And who on Earth is Misty Knight and how does she know the fate of our world may rest with‹Ultimate Silver Surfer?

32 pages, $2.99, in stors on Jan. 11.


ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR / X-MEN

Written by MIKE CAREY

Pencils & Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

The mutant-finding machine supreme‹Cerebro‹is in the devious hands of the Mad Thinker, who, with her newly-acquired powers, seems impossible to thwart! Even the combined strength of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men mean nothing in this epic conflict. But will a chance for victory come from the most unexpected source imaginable? It's an ultimate shocker as we conclude this special crossover, begun last month in Ultimate X-Men / Fantastic Four!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #89

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils and Cover by MARK BAGLEY

"SILVER SABLE"

Spider-Man is finally brought to the head of the Roxxon conglomerate for the most bizarre confrontation of his life. Plus‹what makes Ultimate Silver Sable tick? What secrets does this most colorful mercenary hold? This very special issue of Ultimate Spider-Man reveals all! Part 4 (of 5)

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.


ULTIMATE X-MEN #66

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Pencils & Cover by TOM RANEY

"DATE NIGHT" Part 1 (of 3)

After the events of Magnetic North and their recent encounter with the master of magnetism, our heroes kick back for a night on the town with their significant others. But who or what is The Magician and how is he going to wreck their plans? Meanwhile, Wolverine runs into an old teammate who's out for revenge... Join new Ultimate X-Men writer Robert Kirkman and Ultimate Secret's Tom Raney as they take the Ultimate Universe's favorite mutants to dazzling new heights!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.


ULTIMATES 2 #10

Written by MARK MILLAR

Pencils & Cover by BRYAN HITCH

"GRAND THEFT AMERICA" Despite all the globe-girdling surveillance information and awesome firepower of S.H.I.E.L.D and its super-powered army‹the Ultimates‹the unthinkable has happened! An unknown enemy with unimaginable power and an unstoppable force of will is at our shores... Will hope rise from the ashes of defeat, or is this truly the end for the Ultimates? Part 4 (of 6)

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

SPIDER-MAN TITLES

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #4

Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils & Cover by MIKE WIERINGO

THE SPIDER-MAN CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE DECADE ENDS HERE! The fourth and final month of "The Other," a startling super-story spanning four months that has turned the wall-crawler's world upside down! The next stage in Spidey's history starts here, True Believer! Peter has been pushed farther than he ever has been before. Farther than anyone should. So what changes are in store for him and, indeed, those he loves most? Can he go back to who he was? Does he want to?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.


MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #22

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN

Pencils & Cover by PAT LEE

The fourth and final month of "The Other," a startling super-story spanning four months that has turned the wall-crawler's world upside down, and set the stage for the year to come, uniting the creative talents behind all three Spider-Man titles! With great power must come great responsibility...but what comes with great understanding? In the past few months, Peter Parker has traveled to places he never has before. Now the question is, can he go home?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #528

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by MIKE DEODATO

THE SPIDER-MAN CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE DECADE ENDS HERE! The fourth and final month of "The Other," a startling super-story spanning four months that has turned the wall-crawler's world upside down! The next stage in Spidey's history starts here, True Believer! Changes take many forms. Peter Parker's stared into the abyss -- but did stare back into him? Or is he better armed for the next chapter of his life...a chapter that will transform his world even further...and, indeed, the entire Marvel Universe?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.


SPIDER-GIRL #94

Written by TOM DEFALCO

Pencils & Cover by RON FRENZ Since the ranks of the Avengers were depleted by injuries suffered during Last Hero Standing, Hawkeye, Scott Lang and the Scarlet Witch get back into harness! Their first mission is to investigate the strange doings at Osborn Corporation...which, quite naturally, leads them into conflict with everyone's favorite web-stunner.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED #13

Written by AARON WILLIAMS and LENAR CLARK

Penciled by CASEY JONES and TIM SMITH

Cover by JOÃO SILVEIRA Hunger strikes the Rhino and Spidey and they find themselves at Mac's Diner for fine fast-food cuisine! When Mac himself, who hates Spider-Man, asks for Spidey's help to get rid of the Rhino, we're forced to wonder: Will Spider-Man help out a guy who's attitude makes J Jonah Jameson look like the president of the Spider-Man fan club!? And, in our second feature, while the Vulture's scheme may get foiled on page one of "24 Hour Bug," the cold he's got moves into Spidey's home. Now Peter Parker ‹ the Spider-Man ‹ must face his most unbeatable foe ‹ his wife! Budding writers Aaron Williams and Lenar Clark tackle Spider-Man in two hilarious stories penciled by Casey Jones and Tim Smith! Guest starring the Rhino!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #2

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER Pencils & Cover by TAKESHI MIYAZAWA

Imagine that you announced your true feelings for a girl in front of half the student body and she not only rejects you, she starts spending copious amounts of time with the school dweeb! What do you do? Well, if you're quarterback Flash Thompson, you turn yourself into that dweeb's worst nightmare!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT: EVIL THAT MEN DO #6 (of 6)

Written by KEVIN SMITH

Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON

No, this is not a dream. No, your eyes are not fooling you. Yes, it is one month later and this is the solicit for the next ­ and final ­ issue of the series you thought would never be finished. And once you read this issue, True Believer, you'll know that the wait was worth it. As events race to a stunning conclusion, Felicia reveals a long-held secret from her past that might be the only key to save a life teetering on the brink. This is a story you'll be discussing and debating for some time.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

MARVEL KNIGHTS TITLES

ARES #1 (of 5)

Written by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Pencils & Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN

For thousands of years, Ares, The God of War, has been the most violent and ruthlessly efficient killer in Zeus's stable. The Nuclear Option to be sent in when absolutely, positively, need to kill everything in sight. Now, Ares -- who has invaded Olympus, attempted to take over earth, stood at the walls of Troy, and fought toe to toe with and against Earth's greatest heroes ­ has turned his back on Olympus and centuries of brutal warfare to begin life anew on Earth with one goal: to raise his child. But what happens when Olympus ­ under siege and in danger of falling ­ calls on its most violent son to come to its rescue? And what happens if Ares refuses? Will Zeus destroy his son...and his grandson...to save his city? This five issues miniseries, illustrated by Travel Foreman and written by Mike Oeming, brings together heroes new and old, uniting Hercules and the Greek Pantheon with the Marvel Universe. Ares is the God of War, so we promise this is like no heroic book Marvel has done before. Heads will fly and blood will flow between Ares and anyone who stands in the way of his son.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


BLACK PANTHER #12

Written by REGINALD HUDLIN

Penciled by SCOT EATON

Cover by MIKE DEODATO

"Two the Hard Way"

The Panther continues his guest-star parade when he's called down the bayou to assist Blade, the Vampire Slayer! Do we need to say more? Jump on board here, True Believer, as BLACK PANTHER revs up to an event of cataclysmic proportions. Part 3 of 4

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


BLACK WIDOW 2: THE THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT HER #5 (of 6)

Written by RICHARD K. MORGAN

Breakdowns by SEAN PHILLIPS

Finishes by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS

The Black Widow stands alone with all her enemies arrayed before her. Will she be able to save herself, much less the captured Nick Fury, before it's too late?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


DAREDEVIL #81

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by ALEX MALEEV

It's the end of an era. The end of the Eisner-Award winning Bendis/Maleev run is here, and you'll have to see it to believe it! The team that outed Matt Murdock will leave you awestruck with a major change in the life of the Man Without Fear. A major, major change. Guest-starring everyone!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


GHOST RIDER #5

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN

"The Road to Damnation"

Hell has come to Texas. Literally! Kazaan has gone and done it. He's unleashed the cream of the Inferno, the greatest fiends of the Pit, onto the mortal soil. How does the Ghost Rider hope to contend with an endless swarm of demons?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #26

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Penciled by VALENTINE DELANDRO

Cover by ANDY BRASE

Sacrifices have been made, dark forces are gathering like storm clouds over Whisper Hill‹the abandoned home of the deceased witch Agatha Harkness‹and the Fantastic Four's powers are short-circuiting. With the malevolent Salem Seven about to open a portal to the land of the dead, can the FF afford to stay away?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


PUNISHER VS. BULLSEYE #3 (of 5)

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by STEVE DILLON

Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU

"Massacre on 34th Street": Marvel's top two relentless psychopaths square off ­ and pity the fool who gets between them. Like, say, mobster Nico Patrillo, who's sprawled on the floor of a five-ton city bus that's careening down Sixth Avenue, with Bullseye behind the wheel, the Punisher in hot pursuit, and virtually the entire NYPD converging on them all. This is gonna hurt.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


WOLVERINE #38

Written by DANIEL WAY

Layouts by JAVIER SALTARES

Finishes by MARK TEXEIRA

Cover by KAARE ANDREWS

"Origins and Endings" The entire Marvel Universe holds its collective breath­after all this time, can it be true? Wolverine returns to his "birthplace," the top-secret military installation known as Department H, the site of the original Weapon X project. But what is he looking for...and who is looking for him? Part 3 of 5

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


X-STATIX PRESENTS: DEAD GIRL #1 (of 5)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by NICK DRAGOTTA AND MICHAEL ALLRED

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED It's hard to keep a good girl down...especially when she's Dead! That's right, True Believers, hold onto you're freaking hats! After a brief hiatus caused by their, ahem, deaths, everyone's favorite mutants are back! And this time, they're bringing a host of...questions with them. Like why do some heroes and villains keep on dying, only to return from the dead? And why do other heroes and villains bite the bullet, only to remain dead? Who decides on this craziness? Is it some karmic wheel in the sky? Some fickle finger of fate? Or is it just some guy in the marketing department? Well, one such deceased villain, named The Pitiful One, is going to find out. When the Pitiful One decides that he's tired of being dead, he assembles a posse of Marvel's deadest villains to attack the world of the living. And it's up to Doctor Strange to stop him and his evil cohorts‹but he needs help from...well, you know. With Kraven the Hunter, Tike Alicar, and a few other surprise, dead guests.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


ALL-NEW OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE A TO Z #1

Written by JEFF CHRISTIANSEN, ERIC J. MOREELS, SEAN MCQUAID, MICHAEL HOSKIN, RONALD BYRD, MARK O'ENGLISH, ANTHONY FLAMINI, BARRY REESE, MIKE FICHERA, STUART VANDAL, BILL LENTZ, MADISON CARTER & CHRIS BIGGS

Cover by KEU CHA

Continuing the success of the 2004-2005 Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe, 2006 will feature the return of the Handbook from A to Z! While the Handbooks of the past two years focused on specific themes, this twelve-issue monthly series will extend the coverage to all Marvel's characters, teams, objects, events, and places­plus past, future and alternate Earths. The spotlight will fall on more than 600 profiles­including new characters, characters who never received a profile and those needing major updates. As an added bonus, there will be special themed Handbooks covering more than 250 characters throughout the year.

64 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

MARVEL HORROR TITLES

MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 (of 5)


Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by SEAN PHILLIPS

Cover by ARTHUR SUYDAM From the pages of Ultimate Fantastic Four! On an Earth inhabited by zombified versions of Marvel's greatest heroes, a ray of hope has appeared‹the space-born Silver Surfer! Still, can even a being wielding the Power Cosmic long survive among the denizens of this undead world?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

MARVEL ADVENTURES TITLES

MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #11


Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Pencils & Cover by MIKE NORTON

The Mad Thinker can accurately predict future events down to the tiniest variable, making him one of the most dangerous criminal minds alive. So when it turns out Spider-Man somehow operates outside his calculations, the Mad Thinker must find out why-even if he has to destroy Spidey to do it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR #8

Written by JEFF PARKER

Penciled by MANUEL GARCIA

Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN

Join Reed, Johnny, Sue and Ben on a journey through time and space! Lockjaw, everybody's favorite teleporting puppy, has the sniffles, and his malfunctioning powers take our Favorite Fighting Family up, down and around the universe, with no promise of returning to earth! Can Mr. Fantastic come up with a doggy cold medicine before they go careening into a black hole?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

MARVEL HEROES TITLES

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON #1 (of 6)


Written by JUSTIN GRAY & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Penciled by KHARI EVANS

Cover by KHARI EVANS AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Bounty hunters Misty Knight and Colleen Wing star in the sexy action thriller Daughters of the Dragon, the latest project from writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. An entertaining mix of gritty action, biting comedy and sharp visuals provided by talented newcomer Khari Evans. When four­less­than "super" villains ‹ Whirlwind, 8-Ball, Humbug and Freezer Burn‹skip bail and team up to rob the penthouse apartment of a wealthy publisher, they get more than they bargained for. Misty Knight and Colleen Wing are on the case. Unfortunately, so are a host of villains and assassins looking to recover what was stolen.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


DOC SAMSON #1 (of 5)

Written by PAUL DI FILIPPO

Penciled by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO

Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

FIRST ISSUE! Busting out from the pages of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, Doc Samson gets his first mini-series! Join the green-haired adventurer as he solves problems with psychoanalytical tactics and good ol' fashioned whuppins! In this first issue, see the good doctor provide therapy for wayward aliens, consult mystic art masters and battle living totem poles! Coming to you from the boundless mind of Paul Di Filipo (Top Ten)!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


AMAZING FANTASY #17

Written by SIMON FURMAN & STEVE NILES

Penciled by JAMES RAIZ

Cover by LUCIO PARILLO

It's one hundred years in the future and the now-benevolent organization known as AIM has been fighting a non-violent conflict with the fascist government it wishes to change. But there's a splinter group that's ready to return to its violent roots with DEATH'S HEAD 3.0. Problem is, the killer robot isn't sure what side it wants to be on. PLUS: BONUS 8-PAGE BACKUP STORY, Starring Morbius and written by Steve Niles!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.


BOOKS OF DOOM #3 (of 6)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by PABLO RAIMONDI

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

Victor Von Doom has lost everything he cares about; his science, his ego, and his destiny were all left on the walls of the American University where his dreams were shattered to bits. Now Victor wanders through Eastern Europe, a man without a purpose, a man without a face. But will the Cold War era allow a man like Victor Von Doom to disappear, no matter how much he may want to? This is the story of the missing years between when Doom left America and when his armor was forged, the story of how a broken man decided to take his life back and make the world pay for his disgrace.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


FANTASTIC FOUR #534

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by MIKE MCKONE

GUEST-STARRING THE HULK! It's a throwdown in the Nevada desert between the Thing and the Hulk--with the rest of the FF caught in the middle!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


FANTASTIC FOUR/IRON MAN: BIG IN JAPAN #4 (of 4)

Written by ZEB WELLS Pencils & Wraparound cover by SETH FISHER

Guaranteed Chock Full'O Monsters! There's trouble in more than just Tokyo now! With the mother of all monsters, the Apocalypse Beast, tearing its way across the globe, the Fantastic Four and Iron Man join forces in a tenuous team-up with the Mole Man! It's a last ditch effort on Monster Island to save the world from getting squashed‹literally!

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 25.


IRON MAN: INEVITABLE #2 (of 6)

Written by JOE CASEY

Pencils & Cover by FRAZER IRVING

The Spymaster makes his first move -- which means it's the armored Avenger vs. the Ghost! Classic enemies are emerging with all-new agendas as Tony Stark fights to survive. Pulse-pounding action in the mighty Marvel manner! This is the Iron Man you've been waiting for!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


INCREDIBLE HULK #91

Written by DANIEL WAY

Penciled by JUAN SANTACRUZ

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

"PEACE IN OUR TIME"

It's Rock vs. Hard Place, as The HULK goes toe-to-toe with a construct capable of adapting to the strength of any opponent. But doesn't HULK get stronger as he gets madder? Something's gotta give, and you won't BELIEVE the killer ending! This is the issue that catapults HULK into Marvel's biggest story line of 2006! Part 4 (of 4)

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


MARVEL TEAM-UP #16

Written by ROBERT KIRKMAN

Penciled by PACO MEDINA


Cover by PHIL HESTER Our heroes come face to face with the villain responsible for taking down every well-known hero in the Marvel Universe.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


NEW THUNDERBOLTS #17

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Pencils & Cover by TOM GRUMMETT

The NEW SWORDSMAN vs. BARON ZEMO! `Nuff said? No-not nearly enough! There's an UNMASKING! A RESURRECTION! And Zemo's master plan is REVEALED ­ and when it is, this book will be turned upside down and inside out!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


MARVEL SPOTLIGHT: WARREN ELLIS/JIM CHEUNG

Written by JOHN RHETT THOMAS

Here's an ULTIMATE SECRET we don't want you to keep: MARVEL SPOTLIGHT celebrates its big second issue with an in-depth profile on Warren Ellis, currently setting his name alongside the legends with stories both thought-provoking and compelling. We'll talk through all subjects high and low­from his first work with Marvel (DOCTOR WHO, EXCALIBUR) to today (ULTIMATE GALACTUS TRILOGY, NEXTWAVE). MARVEL SPOTLIGHT isn't done there, though, as we also bring you up-close to YOUNG AVENGERS' Jim Cheung, a Marvel artist taking the world by storm. We'll look at original art and sketches, and get to know this fan-favorite artist like never before. So don't keep the secret! See you in the pages of Spotlight!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


MARVEL MILESTONES SPECIAL: BLOODSTONE, X-51 & CAPTAIN MARVEL II

Written by JOHN WARNER, DAN ABNETT, ANDY LANNING, JACK KIRBY & ROGER STERN

Penciled by MIKE VOSBURG, PAT BOYETTE, MICHAEL LOPEZ, JACK KIRBY & JOHN ROMITA JR.

Cover by GIL KANE

He has lived for untold centuries, but today is the day he may die! It's the fear-fraught first appearance of Ulysses Bloodstone from MARVEL PRESENTS #1 (October 1975). And proving that Bloodstone runs thicker than water, his daughter, Elsa, inherits the family business in BLOODSTONE #1 (December 2001). Plus: They made him in their own image, then condemned him to death for being too human! Machine Man, the Living Robot­hunted, hounded­fights to survive in a hostile world in MACHINE MAN #1 (April 1978). And finally, who's that lady? Presenting the exciting origin of the all-new, all-different, all-terrific Captain Marvel from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #16 (1982).

104 pages, $4.99, in stores on Jan. 25.


NEW MANGAVERSE #1 (of 5)

Written by C. B. CEBULSKI

Pencils & Cover by TOMMY OHTSUKA

"RINGS OF FATE"

The story they said would never be told! It's been a dark time since we last saw the Mangaverse. Most of the heroes have been driven underground‹and now someone's killing them one by one! Join writer C.B. Cebulski (writer and consultant on the original Mangaverse comics) and artist Tommy Ohtsuka (from the super-popular manga and anime series Slayers and Rescue Angels) for five issues of nonstop action! Whether you're a fan of the original Mangaverse or just a fan of exciting comics‹the New Mangaverse is the place to be!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


NEXTWAVE #1 (of 12)

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Pencils & Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Action! Excitement! Explosions! The Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, or H.A.T.E. (a subsidiary of the Beyond Corporation©) put NEXTWAVE together to fight Bizarre Weapons of Mass Destruction. When NEXTWAVE discovers that H.A.T.E. and Beyond© are terrorist cells themselves and that the BWMDs were intended to kill them, they are less than pleased. In fact, they are rather angry. So they make things explode. Lots of things. Starring Monica Rambeau (formerly Captain Marvel and Photon), Aaron Stack (Machine Man), Tabitha Smith (X-Force's Meltdown), monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone and The Captain! Guest-starring Fin Fang Foom!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.


NEW AVENGERS #15

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO

The time has come for the New Avengers to go public. Who will stand and declare themselves a New Avenger? Some stay and some go. And some old friends come back to the fold. All this and the New Avengers face their toughest opponent yet... J. Jonah Jameson! Plus the secrets of Jessica Drew continue.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 25.


NICK FURY'S HOWLING COMMANDOS #4

Written by KEITH GIFFEN

Penciled by EDUARDO FRANCISCO

Cover by ERIC CANETE Trouble in Monsterdise! The evil Merlin is approached by Damien Hellstrom with a deal he can't refuse: form an unholy alliance heck-bent on destroying the Howling Commandos! And you'll never believe who's changing sides to help them! It's action, betrayal, romance, grossness and the strangest group of superhero monsters this side of the apocalypse!

32 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$2.99


RUNAWAYS #12

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Penciled by ADRIAN ALPHONA

Cover by JAMES JEAN Good-bye, New York City! It's the stunning conclusion to East Coast/West Coast, as the Runaways finally come face-to-face with the New Avengers AND the mystery villain who framed Cloak and attacked Dagger.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


SENTINEL #3 (of 5)

Written by SEAN MCKEEVER

Art & Cover by UDON

Juston and his Sentinel face off against their greatest challenge yet: a whole new breed of Sentinel with stealthy grace and orders to destroy!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


PULSE #13

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by MICHAEL GAYDOS

Cover by MIKE MAYHEW

With the eyes of the Marvel Universe looking on...a baby is born! Its a rare occasion in the Marvel Universe, so be here for a genuine emotional event! And it doesn't end the way you might think. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's life will never be the same again! Guest-starring the New Avengers.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


THE SENTRY #5 (of 8)

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Pencils & Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.

Doctor Cornelius Worth, the Sentry's psychiatrist, has discovered his patient's most devastating secret! Now, will the greatest threat to his life and security be the Void, the mob...or the Sentry himself?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.


THING #3

Written by DAN SLOTT

Pencils & Cover by ANDREA DI VITO

"Fun N' Games" Pt. 3 (Conclusion)

The Thing vs. Hulks? When you're on "The Deadliest Place on Earth" anything can happen‹as long as it's guaranteed to get you killed! It's more Fun N' Games with Nighthawk, Constrictor, and Tony Stark.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


SHE-HULK #4

Written by DAN SLOTT

Penciled by SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by GREG HORN

"Return to Bone"

Not too long ago, She-Hulk lost control of her powers and destroyed an entire town... and silently stood by as the blame was cast on her cousin. Now it's time to pick up the pieces, take responsibility for her actions, and pay the price. A done-in-one story that's the official sequel to THE AVENGERS: SEARCH FOR SHE-HULK. Also in this issue, discover which old school AVENGER is joining the cast! You won't see this one coming! Well, unless you look at the cover to SHE-HULK #5 in February's previews... darn it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN #2 (of 5)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & BRIAN REED

Pencils & Cover by JONATHAN LUNA

The epic mini-series continues! Young Jessica Drew's life takes a scary turn as she joins forces with shadowy Hydra, a terrorist organization bent on world domination! Eisner Award-winning scribe Brian Michael Bendis (NEW AVENGERS) and red-hot Marvel newcomer Brian Reed (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN video game) join forces with the fantastic visuals of The Luna Brothers (ULTRA, GIRLS) to continue the spine-tingling saga of Spider-Woman's early years!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.


SABLE & FORTUNE #1 (of 6)

Written by BRENDAN CAHILL

Painted by JOHN BURNS

Cover by JOHN BURNS

Silver Sable is leader of the unstoppable Wild Pack and the world's greatest mercenary! But times change...the Pack has gotten so big it no longer resembles the team Sable once led‹and when evidence points to a traitor, Sable will stop at nothing until she finds him! Enter a brash young private detective calling himself Dominic Fortune, who's out to make a name in the world of international espionage! With Sable branded a has-been‹and Fortune's star ascending‹they're a match made in heaven...as long as Fortune shuts up and follows Sable's orders! Newcomer Brendan Cahill is joined by British comics legend John Burns (Judge Dredd, the Bendatti Vendetta) for six issues of intense superspy heroics!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

X-MEN TITLES

ASTONISHING X-MEN SAGA

Written by JOSH WHEDON

Cover by JOHN CASSADAY

It's been the hottest 12 issues in comics! Now, here's the entire story in one easily digestible 48-page one-shot! Relive the greatest moments from one of the greatest comics of the year! With a new cover by Astonishing X-Men artist, John Cassaday!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


CABLE/DEADPOOL #24

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Pencils & Cover by PATRICK ZIRCHER

It's DEADPOOL vs. SPIDER-MAN!!

It's the wisecracking face-off of a lifetime‹a veritable smart#$% smackdown! What brought them together? We're not telling! Who will win? Hopefully, Spidey, since at the least he'd let DP keep breathing. Wait‹what's that you ask? Of course there's a REASON why they're fighting...and it's guaranteed to make sense! But does it matter? It's DEADPOOL vs. SPIDER-MAN!!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


EXILES #75 & #76

Written by TONY BEDARD

Pencils & Cover by JAMES CALAFIORE

"WORLD TOUR: 2099" Part 1 & 2 (of 2)! The Exiles are gonna party like it's 2099! The World Tour continues and the Exiles just might happen to pick up another teammate! Our money's on Hulk! Or Skullfire!

32 PGS. (EACH)/ RATED A ...$2.99 (EACH)


GENERATION M #3 (of 5)

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Penciled by RAMON BACHS

Cover by STUART IMMONEN DECIMATION! Reporter Sally Floyd tells the story of those rocked by the decimating effects of House of M. One such story is that of Frederick J. Dukes, A.K.A. The Blob! There's someone out there that doesn't want these stories to be told and is willing to do anything to silence those who are talking...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


NEW EXCALIBUR #3

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Pencils & Cover by MICHAEL RYAN

"Defenders of the Realm" Part 3 (of 3)

It's New Excalibur vs. the original X-Men!! With the Uncanny X-Men down, can Captain Britain and his team defeat what appears to be a murderous team of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Beast, Angel and Charles Xavier?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


MYTHOS: X-MEN

Written by PAUL JENKINS

Painted by PAOLO RIVERA

Cover by PAOLO RIVERA

AN ALL-NEW SERIES OF PAINTED ONE-SHOTS FROM MARVEL, RECAPTURING THE EARLIEST DAYS OF OUR GREATEST HEROES! The first of a series of quintessential, stand-alone, done-in-one stories by Paul Jenkins and Paolo Rivera, MYTHOS: X-MEN takes readers back to the formative days of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, and recounts the first encounter between the nescient, teen-aged X-Men with their ultimate nemesis, Magneto! Filled with new detail and nuance, the MYTHOS books are also the perfect starter set for those readers new to the Marvel cast of characters, or to those who known them only from movies and television cartoons!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


NEW X-MEN #22

Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE

Pencils & Cover by MARK BROOKS

"Childhood's End" Being a teenager isn't easy. Especially if you're a mutant and people are trying to kill you! The New X-Men are still reeling from the effects of House of M. One of the kids is horribly injured and may not live through the night. And William Stryker is vehemently preaching hatred for mutants. Will any of the kids make it to graduation? Part 3 (of 4)

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.


SON OF M #2 (of 6)

Written by DAVID HINE

Penciled by ROY ALLAN MARTINEZ

Cover by JOHN WATSON

DECIMATION TIE-IN!

Pietro Maximoff, formerly known as Quicksilver, betrayer of mutantkind, is at his lowest ebb. Crushed and defeated, his only hope and refuge lies with the Inhumans. Re-united with his wife Crystal, will his desperate ambitions lead him to an even greater betrayal?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


SENTINEL SQUAD O*N*E #1 (of 5)

Written by JOHN LAYMAN

Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI

Cover by PASQUAL FERRY

A DECIMATION tie-in! Discover the origin of the Sentinel Squad! How did they come together and become the elite group of soldiers to pilot the Sentinels that have made their presence known at the Xavier Institute?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.


UNCANNY X-MEN #468

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Pencils & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

"END OF GREYS"

DECIMATION! Marvel Girl has reached her breaking point! With her entire life shattering in front of her eyes, this potential nuclear bomb of energy is about to blow! Will the X-Men be able to handle the fallout?! Part 3 (of 3)!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.


X-MEN #181

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

"WHAT LORNA SAW"

Finally, the mystery of what Polaris witnessed in the recesses of space is revealed. The answer is something so twisted, so mind-bending, so outrageous, you'll be beating yourself with a paddle for missing this issue. Part 2 (of 2)!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.


X-MEN: THE 198 FILES

Written by ERIC J. MOREELS & MARC-OLIVER FRISCH

A DECIMATION tie-in! Who are the 198? Find out here! Steal a sneak peek into the secret mutant files of the government's new Office of National Emergency in this one-shot companion to X-MEN: THE 198. Providing an essential overview of the X-Men's dangerous new status quo, this keepsake volume features bios on more than 100 mutants and reveals startling new details of Sentinel Squad O*N*E!

48 pages, $3.99.


X-MEN: THE 198 #1 (of 5)

Written by DAVID HINE

Penciled by JIM MUNIZ

Cover by JUAN DOE

A DECIMATION tie-in!

The unthinkable has happened in the Marvel Universe! In the wake of House of M, in the blink of an eye, the whole world has changed! In this new world order, Xavier's School becomes a haven for those that are different. But has this former sanctuary become the one place most dangerous for mutants?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


X-MEN: COLOSSUS - BLOODLINE #5 (of 5)

Written by DAVID HINE

Penciled by JORGE LUCAS

Cover by CHRIS BACHALO

Colossus' journey into his family tree ends with a bang! And a crash, and a boom! The rage has been building up inside this gentle Russian farm boy, but now it's ready to come out!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.


X-MEN AND POWER PACK #4 (of 4)

Written by MARC SUMERAK

Art & Cover by GURIHIRU

Julie finds herself starting to fall for the cutest boy in her science class... but it looks her dream date is about to turn into a nightmare! Will the X-Men's Cyclops be able to help the remaining members of Power Pack rescue their sister and defeat the most sinister adversary they've ever faced?

32 PGS./All Ages ...$2.99


X-FACTOR #3

Written by PETER DAVID

Pencils & Cover by RYAN SOOK

DECIMATION Tie-In

With X-Factor's forces divided between a client up on murder charges, riots in the streets of mutant town, and Monet doing a striptease, the only person who stands between a crippled Rictor and a would-be assassin is...Layla Miller?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.


X-MEN: THE END - MEN AND X-MEN #1 (of 6)

Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT

Penciled by SEAN CHEN

Cover by GREG LAND

The Endgame of the last tale of Marvel's most popular mutants begins! They've suffered through sneak attacks, betrayals, and fatalities‹now, Professor X and Magneto are taking the fight back to the enemy, amidst the stars!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan 4.


X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS #3 (of 6)

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Penciled by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by MARC SILVESTRI Everything that could go wrong has and now the X-Men are caught between a bizarre and

powerful villain and the U.S. government. Cyclops and Marvel Girl remain in the hands of this mysterious new threat, and elsewhere, in the wreckage of a disaster, Professor X's long-held secret finally begins to come to light. The white-hot creative team of Ed Brubaker and Trevor Hairsine continue to put the X-Men through the wringer in this special 30th Anniversary event, which also features a back-up tale written by Brubaker and drawn by Pete Woods.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

MAX TITLES

PUNISHER #29


Written by GARTH ENNIS

Penciled by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ

Cover by TIM BRADSTREET

"The Slavers," Part 5 of 6: Frank Castle is outgunned and outmatched. He's got his primary target in his sight‹the executor of heinous crimes against children‹but a cadre of well-armed and rigorously trained bodyguards stands in his way. With deadly obstacles and shaky alliances buckling under his feet, Frank has to decide how best to dismember the slavers‹does he cut off the arm or the brain of the operation first? And how big a blade should he use?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

SUPREME POWER: HYPERION #5 (of 5)

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Penciled by DAN JURGENS

Cover by GARY FRANK

Shape! Emil Burbank! Arcanna! And Nuke! When four of the most powerful individuals on earth collide with their prey -- the titanic Hyperion -- the earth-shattering results are not to be missed!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

SUPREME POWER: NIGHTHAWK #5 (of 6)

Written by DANIEL WAY

Pencils & Cover by STEVE DILLON

"The Joke's Over": The homicidal clown known as the Whiteface has been painting the town red ­ with blood. When a trail of corpses leads him to the lair of his mysterious adversary, Nighthawk finally gets what he wants: ringside seats to Whiteface's unquenchable madness. It's the strangest show on earth.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

ICON TITLES

THE BOOK OF LOST SOULS #4


Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Pencils & Cover by COLLEEN DORAN

The destinies of most people are defined early on. Then there are the others‹the lost. Those whose numbers aren't in yet, who could go toward the light or toward the darkness‹indeed, who could be tipped one direction or another. Mob hitman Quint has always leaned farther towards the dark than the light, but when he is pursued by an enemy don he failed to kill, he'll find himself at a crossroads, caught between his past loyalty to the Dark Man and the opportunity for salvation that Jonathan represents. J. Michael Straczynski (Amazing Spider-Man, Supreme Power) blends timeless fantasy with modern storytelling in this new ongoing series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

POWERS #17

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING

Just six issues ago, POWERS took Detective Deena Pilgrim down a path no comic character has ever gone before ­ taking POWERS in a direction most comics ever dare to go. And now... it's Christian Walker's turn. For fans of POWERS, let's just say... this is the moment you've been waiting for.

32 PGS./MATURE ...$2.95

MARVEL TRADE PAPERBACKS FOR JANUARY

MARVEL VISIONARIES: ROY THOMAS HC

Written by ROY THOMAS

Penciled by STAN GOLDBERG, GENE COLAN, DON HECK, JOHN BUSCEMA, BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, MARIE SEVERIN, TOM SUTTON, GIL KANE, NEAL ADAMS, HERB TRIMPE, GEORGE PEREZ, ALAN WEISS, FRANK ROBBINS & JACKSON GUICE

Watch Roy Thomas take the Fantastic Four from the sublime to the ridiculous as the team confronts racism, social injustice and the Impossible Man! Meanwhile, the Vision joins the Avengers! The Hulk finds his way to ³Heaven,² and Captain Marvel escapes the Murder Maze! The origin of the Invaders! Secrets of Doctor Strange revealed! Dracula in Salem and the X-Men in Japan! And who is Starr the Slayer? Plus: rarely seen stories from Marvel's Silver Age of humor and romance!

Collects MODELLING WITH MILLIE #44, TALES OF SUSPENSE #73; AVENGERS #35, #57-58 and #100; SUB-MARINER #8 & #14; NOT BRAND ECCH #12; CAPTAIN MARVEL #19; X-MEN #64; CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4; AMAZING ADVENTURES #8; INCREDIBLE HULK #147; FANTASTIC FOUR #119 and #176; DRACULA LIVES #1; GIANT-SIZE INVADERS #1; and DOCTOR STRANGE #9.

352 pages, $34.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES TO ASTONISH VOL. 1

By STAN LEE, JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, JOHN BUSCEMA, AL WILLIAMSON, DON HECK, JOE SINNOTT & FRIENDS

Cover by JACK KIRBY

Marvel Masterworks have brought you classic stories from Marvel's Silver Age super-hero heyday and the start of it all with its Golden Age. Now thrill to the first offering of Marvel's Atlas Era! Before the dawn of the Marvel Age, the comics world sat astride the shoulders of Atlas Comics ­ a world full of gun-fighting outlaws, romantic heartbreak, death-defying heroism in battle, terrifying depths of horror, and visionary science fiction. In TALES TO ASTONISH return to the days when atomic monsters roamed the Earth and alien invasions were a daily occurrence. Marvel's classic creators will make you quake at the sight of the 9th Wonder of the World! You'll tremble before the Things on Easter Island! Beware the might of Mummex­King of the Mummies! Flee before the Giant from Outer Space! Dare defy the Floating Head! Prepare to be Astonished! Collects TALES TO ASTONISH #1-10 (1959-1960).

272 pages, $49.99.

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 3

Written by STAN LEE & GARY FRIEDRICH

Penciled by JACK KIRBY, BILL EVERETT, JOHN BUSCEMA, GIL KANE & MARIE SEVERIN

Cover by MARIE SEVERIN

Brace yourself, True Believer, Hulk is smashing his way into another marvelous monster-sized Masterworks! The batty bullpen declareth that you'd better hide behind a Hulk-Buster because it's not a happy Hulk who faces off against the likes of bombastic Boomerang, the android Hulk-Killer and the one and only Abomination in his classic first appearance by Stan ³The Man² and Gil Kane! That's only the warm up, though! The cosmos itself shudders when the strongest man-like being in the Marvel U. goes toe-to-toe with the Silver Surfer, Prince Namor and the Mighty Thor himself! Grab a crash helmet, bunker down and prepare yourself to be Hulk-inued this January! Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH #80-101 and INCREDIBLE HULK (Vol. 2) #102.

288 pages, $49.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 2: SENTRY PREMIERE HC

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & All-New Cover STEVE MCNIVEN

THE MYSTERY OF THE SENTRY REVEALED! The Avengers try to help the most powerful super hero in the world figure out who he is and where he came from! But will this knowledge destroy the man they're trying to help? Collects NEW AVENGERS #7-10, and the New Avengers Most Wanted Files.

152 pages, $19.99.

ULTIMATE X-MEN VOL. 5 HC

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Penciled by BRANDON PETERSON, ANDY KUBERT & STUART IMMONEN

Cover by BRANDON PETERSON

This deluxe hardcover collects ULTIMATE X-MEN VOLS. 9-11, plus a hefty helping of DVD-style extras! In THE TEMPEST, the death of one of their own leaves the remaining X-Men struggling to deal with the loss. And even before a moment of silence can pass, the mysterious Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn! In CRY WOLF, Gambit's back, but where's he been -- and what does he want? The Fenris twins threaten to expose the Ragin' Cajun's past sins -- and they are legion -- unless he obeys them. But with Rogue on the other side, to whom will Remy finally lend his loyalty? And what decision does Rogue make that will affect her budding relationship with Bobby Drake, Iceman? And in THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, mutants convicted of capital crimes are being released on an island where contestants hunt them down. Longshot has survived longest, and the X-Men are sent to rescue him ‹ until they become part of the game themselves! With one of their teammates a captive on the island of Krakoa, the malevolent media mogul called Mojo demands the X-Men return Longshot to his headquarters or Angel will soon have a harp to go with his wings! Collects ULTIMATE X-MEN #46-57.

296 pages, $29.99.

NEW AVENGERS VOL. 1: BREAKOUT TPB

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Pencils & Cover DAVID FINCH

In the wake of the systematic destruction of the original Avengers, just what sort of threat to the world could persuade Captain America to assemble an all-new team? And following the events of AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, who could possibly be on this team? How does Cap, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Wolverine sound? Fate has brought them together, and now Captain America wants to make it permanent! Who will take his hand and join the new Avengers? And will they be strong enough to fight the mysterious forces at play around them? Collects NEW AVENGERS #1-5.

152 pages, $14.99.

ULTIMATE ANNUALS VOL. 1 TPB

Written by MARK MILLAR, BRIAN K. VAUGHAN & BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Penciled by JAE LEE, TOM RANEY, MARK BROOKS & STEVE DILLON

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

The Ultimate Inhumans debut, two lives are forever changed, Ultimate Juggernaut returns, and everyone guest-stars in the first-ever Ultimate Annuals! In ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, it's the first appearance of the Ultimate Inhumans! From a hidden race, she came to steal the heart of the FF's youngest member: the beautiful elemental called Crystal! In ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, Juggernaut makes a play for the Gem of Cyttorak, the jewel that will make him truly unstoppable. Only two small things stand in his way: Rogue and Gambit, the new prince and princess of thieves! In ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1, Spidey goes toe-to-toe with some old foes ­ and winds up with a new girlfriend! Who is she? Let's just say she has a familiar face. And in THE ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1, if you thought the Ultimates were the only team S.H.I.E.L.D. was creating ‹ you were wrong! Get ready for the next wave of super-soldiers designed to protect America's vital interests. But is this all Director Nick Fury is up to, or is there much more to this ultra-clandestine program? And can even S.H.I.E.L.D. keep all these super-people under control? Collects ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 and THE ULTIMATES ANNUAL #1.

160 pages, $13.99.

SPIDER-GIRL VOL. 5: ENDGAME DIGEST

Written by TOM DEFALCO & PAT OLLIFFE

Pencils & Cover by PAT OLLIFFE The daughter of Spider-Man vs. the son of Wolverine! And that's only one of the fights Spider-Girl faces when her deadliest enemies join forces as the Savage Six (or is it Seven?)! But even with the help of rival/critic heroes like Darkdevil and the Buzz, can she deal with the sudden loss of her super-powers? Featuring A-Next, the Fantastic Five and more! Collects SPIDER-GIRL #22-27.

144 pages, $7.99.

WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW TPB

Written by FRANK TIERI

Pencils Cover by BART SEARS

Weapon X is back! The War of the Programs is over; now, Director Malcolm Colcord is ready to take his plans to the next level! It's the Weapon X you love ‹ only now, all bets are off. Witness the beginning of the end of Frank Tieri's Weapon X saga! Starring Agent Zero, Fantomex, Sublime, Chamber and, of course, Wolverine! Collects WEAPON X: DAYS OF FUTURE NOW #1-5.

120 pages, $13.99.

X-MEN: KITTY PRYDE - SHADOW & FLAME TPB

Written by AKIRA YOSHIDA

Pencils Cover by PAUL SMITH

A deadly mystery draws Kitty Pryde and her fire-breathing friend Lockheed from ASTONISHING X-MEN to the shores of Japan. Ninjas and dragons will be the least of their worries! Featuring art by legendary X-Men illustrator Paul Smith and written by Age of Apocalypse scribe Akira Yoshida!

120 pages, $14.99.

X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER TPB

Written by PETER MILLIGAN & REGINALD HUDLIN

Penciled by SALVADOR LARROCA & DAVID YARDIN

Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Investigating a sudden outburst of strange, mutated wild animals in Africa, the X-Men ­ led by Storm ­ come face to face with something worse: mutant bio-organisms the likes of which the world has never seen. The key to unraveling their secret ­ and defeating them ­ may lie in that region's protector: the Black Panther! Collects X-MEN #175-176 and BLACK PANTHER #8-9.

96 pages, $11.99.

DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER TPB

Written by DAVID LAPHAM

Pencils & Cover by DAVID LAPHAM

It's wall-to-wall David Lapham (Stray Bullets) as the Eisner Award-winner and indy sensation writes, pencils and inks two of Marvel's biggest icons! Daredevil and the Punisher vie for the soul of Hell's Kitchen as half the East Coast's underworld ‹ in chaos since Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin of Crime, was deposed‹scramble for a shot at the big chair. And as the city descends into chaos‹as murder and intimidation become the staples of the day‹Daredevil and the Punisher each seek to restore order in their own unique way. For Daredevil‹who's anointed himself the city's new ³Kingpin²‹this means dispensing justice at the end of a billy club. But for the Punisher, justice at the end of a billy club isn't justice at all. For the Punisher, justice for these animals is at the end of a shotgun. Featuring more Marvel villains than you can shake a stick at‹including Hammerhead and the return of the nefarious...Jackal! Collects DAREDEVIL VS. PUNISHER #1-6.

144 pages, $15.99.

CAPTAIN UNIVERSE: UNIVERSAL HEROES TPB

Written by JAY FAERBER, JEFF PARKER, CRAIG KYLE & CHRISTOPHER YOST

Penciled by CARLOS MAGNO, PAUL SIQUEIRA, FRANCIS PORTELA & JAMES RAIZ

Cover by DANIEL ACUNA

Captain Universe is known as the name for the recipient of the mysterious Uni-Power, a special kind of energy that endows an individual with superhuman powers during a time of crisis. How it has determined its hosts in the past remains a mystery. Now, the unraveling of one of the greatest enigmas in the universe begins as the Uni-Power must possess a handful of Marvel heroes­Hulk, Daredevil, X-23, Invisible Woman and Silver Surfer­to save itself form an enemy hell bent on its destruction! Collects AMAZING FANTASY #13-14, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE/HULK, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE/DAREDEVIL, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE/X-23.

136 pages, $13.99.

MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 VOL. 4: IMPOSSIBLE THINGS HAPPEN EVERY DAY TPB

Written by ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA

Penciled by VALENTINE DE LANDRO

Cover by MIKE ALLRED

Four tales of the Four! First, when two Inhuman children seek asylum with the Fantastic Four, old alliances are threatened and friends stand now as enemies! Next, when Reed forget their anniversary yet again, it's up to Sue's best girlfriends -- Alicia, Crystal and the Sensational She-Hulk -- to cheer her up with a night out on the town... Marvel style! Then, on Yancy Street, someone -- or something -- is putting the hurt on the neighborhood's tough guys. Ben Urich, Jessica Jones and the Thing are on the case, but what exactly is the nature of the threat they're facing? And finally, one of the Marvel U's most powerful entities -- the reality-bending Impossible Man -- pops up to cause havoc in this offbeat tale that blurs the line between fact and fiction, men and myth! Collects MARVEL KNIGHTS 4 #19-24.

144 pages, $14.99.

MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD TPB

Written by GREG PAK

Penciled by GREG TOCCHINI

Cover by SERGIO TOPPI

Return to the world of 1602! Rising stars Greg Pak (X-MEN: PHOENIX -- ENDSONG) and Greg Tocchini (THOR: SON OF ASGARD) pick up where the best-selling story by Neil Gaiman left off: America, the New World! When Captain America was thrust back in time, it changed reality as we know it. Dinosaurs still roam the earth, and the Marvel super heroes we know came to exist 500 years early. Witness David Bruce Banner and Peter Parquagh become the Hulk and Spider-Man in the most eagerly-awaited event of the year! Collects MARVEL 1602: NEW WORLD #1-5.

120 pages, $14.99.

NEW WARRIORS: REALITY CHECK TPB

Written by ZEB WELLS

Pencils & Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG

The return of the New Warriors! When Night Thrasher strikes a mysterious deal with a Reality-TV producer, the team moves out of New York to help the villain-plagued denizens of small-town America. But will their filmed exploits be uplifting, or just exploitative? And is heartland America ready for Big City Super-Heroics? Collects NEW WARRIORS #1-6.

144 pages, $14.99.

SPIDER-MAN VS. SILVER SABLE VOL. 1 TPB

Written by TOM DEFALCO & PETER DAVID

Penciled by RON FRENZ, BRETT BREEDING, ALAN KUPPERBERG & RICK LEONARDI

Cover by TODD MCFARLANE

He's a wall-crawling wonder; she's a mercenary marvel! Together, they...well, get on each other's nerves, mostly -- but they make a great team, as long as they're not matching blows and ideologies themselves! See their lives intertwine both in shared adventures and apart, as Spidey faces the ability and ego of Silver's ex, the Foreigner, while Silver herself squares off against that hot-headed Hobgoblin-to-be, Jack O'Lantern! Plus: the gathering of the Sinister Syndicate and the reformation of Sandman! Guest-starring Daredevil and the Black Cat! Collects AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #265 and #279-281, and PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #128-129.

144 pages, $15.99.

AVENGERS: ABOVE AND BEYOND TPB

Written by KURT BUSIEK, STEVE ENGLEHART, ROGER STERN & ROY THOMAS

Penciled by ALAN DAVIS, IAN CHURCHILL, STEVE EPTING, TOM GRUMMETT, KLAUS JANSON, JOHN PAUL LEON, JORGE PEREIRA LUCAS, JOHN MCCREA, PAT OLLIFFE, IVAN REIS, PAUL SMITH & JIM STARLIN

Cover by ALAN DAVIS

The Avengers learn what too much of a bad thing can be when they face a city of robots and a village of Hulks! And in other international news, Blood Wraith has a BIG problem with Ultron's extermination of Slorenia! Meanwhile, Silverclaw shines and Triathlon triumphs in Kurt Busiek's penultimate Avengers saga! Featuring the villainy of Ultron, Diablo and Kang the Conqueror! Collects AVENGERS #36-40, #56 and ANNUAL 2001; and AVENGERS: THE ULTRON IMPERATIVE.

232 pages, $24.99.

ESSENTIAL GODZILLA VOL. 1 TPB

Written by DOUG MOENCH

Penciled by HERB TRIMPE, JIM MOONEY & TOM SUTTON

Cover by HERB TRIMPE

For two years, Japan's greatest export was one of Marvel's biggest stars, and the King of the Monsters upheld his title against some of the best and worst the House of Ideas had to offer ­ including the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and Nick Fury and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Godzilla shrinks, goes West, travels through time and hosts one of Spider-Man's most gratuitous guest-shots ever! Plus: aliens, mutants, mad Scientists and almost a dozen MORE giant monsters! It's so big, you can't miss it! Collects GODZILLA #1-24.

432 pages, $19.99.

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOL. 5 TPB

Written by ROY THOMAS, HARLAN ELLISON, CHRIS CLAREMONT, STEVE ENGLEHART & STEVE GERBER

Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, RICH BUCKLER, JOHN BUSCEMA, GEORGE TUSKA, JIM STARLIN, DON HECK, BOB BROWN, DAVE COCKRUM, SAL BUSCEMA, SAM KWESKIN & SYD SHORES

Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH From the Sentinels and the Savage Land Mutates to Loki, Dormammu and Thanos, the Avengers prove the universe's worst are no match for their best! Magnetic mayhem and nuclear nostalgia! Featuring Golden Age guest stars, mythic menaces and more! Plus: the Avengers-Defenders War and Hawkeye vs. Daredevil! Includes rare Marvel work by best-selling author Harlan Ellison! Collects AVENGERS #98-126, DAREDEVIL #99, DEFENDERS #8-11 and GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #1.

600 pages, $16.99.

ESSENTIAL OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE VOL. 1 TPB

Written by MARK GRUENWALD, PETER SANDERSON, ELIOT R. BROWN & MORE

Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, DAVE COCKRUM, BOB LAYTON, JOHN ROMITA JR. & MORE

Cover by JOHN BYRNE

A picture's worth a thousand words, and there have always been top supplies of both in the ever-moving manuals of marvels and miscreants! Now, witness first-hand the series that started it all in Mark Gruenwald's original fifteen issues worth of secrets, super-powers and schematics! About the best, by the best! Collects OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-15.

544 pages, $16.99.

Monday, October 17, 2005

DC Comics solicitations for January 2006

BATMAN TITLES

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #4

Written by Frank Miller, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, variant cover by Miller.
All Star excitement abounds as Frank Miller, Jim Lee and Scott Williams continue their adventurous retelling of the partnership between the Dark Knight and the Boy Wonder. And when some Black Canary gets added to the mix, you can be sure something's going to explode.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

DETECTIVE COMICS #815
Written by Shane McCarthy, art and cover by Cliff Chiang
Part 1 of the 2-part "Victims." Mr. Zsasz bears a memento for each of his victims...one scar for each. And now he's out to add Alfred Pennyworth to his sadistic tally. Crime once again strikes at the heart of Bruce Wayne's family, and once again the Batman is out for vengeance.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

BATMAN #649
Written by Judd Winick, art by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen, cover by Jock.
The unpredictable Black Mask forms an uneasy alliance with the Red Hood. But can these two uncompromising masked men truly cooperate? Or will this team-up make the streets of Gotham run red with bad blood? Either way, it's sure to spell trouble for the Batman.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #199
Written by Will Pfeifer, art and cover by Chris Weston.
The conclusion of the 3-part tale. A dying career criminal waging a one-man war against Gotham City and Batman gets his final opportunity to go out in a "Blaze of Glory!"
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #73
Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Diego Olmos and Bit, cover by Claudio Castellini.
Featuring guest art by Diego Olmos. Hush had better watch his back, because the Joker has returned looking for revenge! When last we saw him, the Clown Prince of Crime had been beaten by Hush, barely escaping with his life. Now he's back, and he has the upper hand.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #6
Written by Andrew Helfer, art by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Pat Lee.
It's a double-cross for the Dark Knight as this year-long series heats up! Batman is caught in the middle of a battle between international terrorists and the FBI, and everyone wants the same thing: a piece of the Carrier.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #3
Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Wagner.
The Dark Knight's first confrontation with super-villains is getting deadlier by the minute! A mad scientist has created a race of giant monster men to do his bidding. As they rampage through Gotham, a young Dark Knight is forced to learn that there are evils in the city far stranger than mobsters and street criminals. Batman comes face-to-face with the twisted Professor Hugo Strange as their conflict reaches a boiling point.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

BATGIRL #72
Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Pop Mhan and Jesse Delperdang, cover by Tim Sale.
A mystery in Batgirl's past that has been building for years is about to be revealed! Who is Batgirl's mother? Batgirl is about to find out, but her mind will be on other things, as she's trapped in a life-and-death struggle with her animalistic "brother" Mad Dog. No tricks. No jokes. One of these characters will die at the hands of the other.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

CATWOMAN #51
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Pete Woods, cover by Adam Hughes.
Fresh off the soul-rattling revelation from last issue, Selina is livid and looking for answers -- starting with none other than Batman! Her quest will bring her into conflict with the police, and at least two vehicles will be stolen in the process! Slam Bradley makes a fateful decision, while the Black Mask makes his big move against Catwoman, striking at the very heart of Selina's world in a way too terrible for words.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

GOTHAM CENTRAL #39
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Kano and Stefano Gaudiano, cover by Sean Phillips.
A hero has fallen in the line of duty, and the perpetrator wears blue! Corrupt cop Jim Corrigan has committed the ultimate crime to escape justice. Now an outraged GCPD is coming after him! Meanwhile, Montoya's world continues to unravel, Maggie Sawyer must make the call that every police captain fears, and Gotham grows just a little bit darker.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

NIGHTWING #116
Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.
The full scope of Deathstroke's fury is revealed! Dick Grayson has been "on the inside" for a long time, but to what end? Who's watching whom? And who will pay the price when lives are on the line? You simply can't miss the explosive secrets revealed in this issue.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

ROBIN #146
Written by Bill Willingham and Bill Williams, art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.
Guest-starring the Teen Titans! Summoned back to Titans Tower, Robin discovers one of the Titans is in trouble. Now, with the help of Beast Boy, Speedy and others, Robin must lead the team into the depths of top secret facility where a secret to salvation lies.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA'S AL GHUL TP
Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti,
Prepare yourself for an exploration into the past of one of Batman's greatest foes! In this tale collecting the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries, Ra's al Ghul has left a world filled with reanimated corpses. To save Gotham, Batman must uncover al Ghul's centuries of secret world travels.
104 pages, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

BATMAN: HUSH RETURNS TP
Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Al Barrionuevo, Javier Pina, Francis Portela, Jimmy Palmiotti and Bit, cover by Lee Bermejo.
Witness the return of Batman's deadliest new enemy in this volume collecting Batman: Gotham Knights #50-55 and #66! Hush's unexpected reappearance raises more questions about his true identity, origins and motivations.
208 pages, $12,99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #835
Written by Gail Simone, art by John Byrne and Nelson, cover by Kalman Andrasofszky.
Livewire, the shocking villain from Superman: The Animated Series, jumps into the DCU with deadly results as she gets amped up to take out the Man of Steel.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #648
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, art by Karl Kerschl and Wayne Faucher, cover by Kerschl.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in! In the eye of the storm that is Crisis, Lois and Superman find some time together to discuss their uncertain future. Featuring numerous cameos from around the DCU.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

SUPERMAN #225
Written by Mark Verheiden, art and cover by Ed Benes.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in! With the full weight of the Crisis events on his shoulders, the Man of Steel undergoes a drastic change as he wages an all-out war in Metropolis.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

SUPERGIRL #5
Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.
With Supergirl on a rampage, there's no one left to stop her except...Supergirl? The story that will have all of fandom talking explodes as The Girl of Steel takes on the Mistress of Might.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SUPERMAN: SACRIFICE TPB #5
Written by Greg Rucka, Mark Verheiden and Gail Simone, art by Ed Benes, John Byrne, Karl Kerschl, Rags Morales, Tony Daniel, David Lopez, Ron Randall and others, cover by J.G. Jones.
The pivotal, sold-out story that forever altered the relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman is collected here for the first time! This volume collects Superman #218-220, Adventures of Superman #642-643, Action Comics #829 and Wonder Woman #219-220. Max Lord has taken over Superman's mind and has him in total thrall. With his peers and loved ones threatened, Superman is helpless. But not Wonder Woman -- who must battle past the Man of Steel and decisively end the threat. Her actions, and their repercussions, are explored in this controversial saga that sets up Infinite Crisis.
192 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, art and cover by Joe Shuster.
Presenting an exciting new way to experience the rich history of the Man of Steel in an affordable trade paperback collection of every Superman adventure, in color, in chronological order!
Superman Chronicles Vol. 1 reprints the earliest stories of the world's first super-hero, originally published in Action Comics #1-13, New York World's Fair #1 and Superman #1 (1938-1939)! These historic tales feature the first adventures of the Man of Steel by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Future volumes in this series will reprint stories from Action, Superman, World's Finest and other titles throughout the character's history, all presented chronologically based on publication date.
208 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

DCU TITLES

INFINITE CRISIS #4
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning, George Pérez and Jerry Ordway, covers by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope, and George Pérez
The Crisis continues to explode across the DCU as a great power is unleashed. But whose side is it on? Witness a shocking confrontation between Batman and Nightwing, a vicious battle that threatens to tear the heroes of the DCU further apart, and a startling change to the recently deceased. Plus, guest appearances by more characters than we can list.
40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

AQUAMAN #38
Written by John Arcudi, art by Leonard Kirk and Andy Clarke, cover by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne.
After Spectre's horrific attack against Atlantis, Aquaman must return to the remains of his old kingdom in an attempt to rescue any survivors. But will the grieving and wounded Atlanteans accept their new home in Sub Diego?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #11
Written by John Byrne and Will Pfeifer, art by Byrne and Dan Green, cover by Byrne.
Who is the man called Joshua? Why does he believe Jason Blood is the devil himself? All of Gotham City explodes in a whirlwind of fire and fury as Etrigan fights for the life of his human half, and the secret of Joshua begins to be revealed.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

BIRDS OF PREY #90
Written by Gail Simone, art by Paulo Siqueira and Robin Riggs, cover by Adriana Melo and Will Conrad.
Calculator's quest to unmask Oracle turns super-deadly as Deathstroke joins the hunt.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Walter Simonson.
The adventures of the Shadowpact continue in this 48-page Special by the Day of Vengeance creative team: writer Bill Willingham, artists Justiniano and Walden Wong and cover artist Walter Simonson/ The Shadowpact returns -- joined by Zatanna, Captain Marvel, the Phantom Stranger, Madame Xanadu and others -- to stop the Spectre's deadly rampage.
48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

FIRESTORM #21
Written by Stuart Moore, art by Jamal Igle, Eddy Barrows and Rob Stull, cover by Igle and Keith Champagne
Beginning the epic that will redefine the Nuclear Man: "Building a Better Firestorm!" Following the catastrophic events of Infinite Crisis #4, a stunned Jason Rusch takes a fateful journey through Firestorm's past, present -- and future.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

THE FLASH #230
Written by Joey Cavalieri, art by Val Semeiks and Livesay, cover by Art Thibert.
Vandal Savage may be successful in his ambition to bring about the end of mankind's days on planet Earth. Can Wally West save him, or are these his final days as well?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

THE FLASH: ROGUE WAR TP
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Howard Porter, Justiano, Kevin Cummings and Peter Snejbjerg, cover by Porter.
A new volume collecting The Flash #1/2, 212 and 218-225! The brewing contest between the original rogues gallery and the newest rogues ignites into a conflagration that may result in the destruction of Keystone City and the death of the Scarlet Speedster.
208 pages, $17.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

GOLDEN AGE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, art by E.E. Hibbard and Hal Sharp, cover by Hibbard.
The original Super-Speedster returns in this long awaited second collection of his Golden Age adventures! In this volume collecting Flash Comics #18-24 and All Flash Comics #1-2 (1941), thrill to the electrifying adventures of the Flash as he faces Chinatown Tongs, Spider-men from Mars, the mystery of "The Threat," and more.
224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

GREEN LANTERN #8
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino, cover by Simone Bianchi.
Concluding the 2-part "A Perfect Life," guest-starring Green Arrow! Hal Jordan's father is alive, Green Arrow is happily married and the Green Lantern Corps has achieved peace throughout the galaxy. But as Hal and Ollie's greatest desires continue to manifest, their warring dreams will twist into nightmares. Plus, Mongul comes face-to-face with a new enemy that has his sights on Green Lantern.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #5
Written by Dave Gibbons and Geoff Johns, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Prentis Rollins. In the exciting conclusion -- which leads directly into the new monthly ongoing series Green Lantern Corps -- veteran Lanterns and raw recruits stand shoulder to shoulder in a last-ditch battle to save Oa from the clutches of the evil Spider Guild of Vega.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

GREEN ARROW #58
Written by Judd Winick, art by Ron Garney and Bill Reinhold, cover by James Jean.
Having viciously attacked his family and destroyed his home, the enemies of Green Arrow wage war against the whole of Star City! The Emerald Archer must defend his hometown from catastrophe while his allies lie beneath the tons of rubble that was once his headquarters.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jack Miller, Ed Herron, Gardner Fox and Bob Haney, art by Jack Kirby, George Papp, Mike Sekowsky and Neal Adams, cover by Lee Elias and Jerry Ordway.
The Emerald Archer's Silver Age adventures get the spotlight! This volume reprints stories from Adventure Comics #250-266, 268-269, The Brave And The Bold #50, 71, 85, Justice League of America #4 and World's Finest #95-140. Along with his sidekick Speedy, see Green Arrow take on all manner of crime in Star City.
528 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP
Written by Alan Moore, art by Jim Aparo, Jim Baikie, Brian Bolland, Paris Cullins, George Freeman, Dave Gibbons, Klaus Janson, Kevin O'Neill, Joe Orlando, George Pérez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Curt Swan, Rick Veitch, Al Williamson and Bill Willingham, cover by Brian Bolland.
An exhaustive collection featuring the World's Greatest Super-Heroes as interpreted by one of the most acclaimed authors in comics. The work of Alan Moore in the DCU during the 1980s is considered a benchmark for great stories with fresh approaches to iconic characters. Collected in this volume are all of Moore's Superman and Batman stories, including the long out-of-print "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" as well as, for the first time in trade paperback, Batman: The Killing Joke (illustrated by Brian Bolland, who provides a new cover).
This volume collects stories from Action Comics #584, Batman Annual #11, Batman: The Killing Joke, DC Comics Presents #85, Detective Comics #549-550, Green Lantern #188, The Omega Men #26-27, Secret Origins #10, Superman #423, Tales of The Green Lantern Corps Annual #2 And 3, Superman Annual #11 and Vigilante #17-18.
304 pages, $19.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

HAWKMAN #48
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Chris Batista and Cam Smith, cover by Adam Kubert.
Part 2 of the 3-part "Coalition in Crisis," continuing in the aftermath of The Rann/Thanagar War! Alliances shatter and friendships crumble as Hawkman and Hawkgirl witness the all too human tragedy of a war that may not end.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #2
Written by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes, art by Brian Hurtt and Steve Bird, cover by Hurtt.
Even mysterious super-powers can't keep Ethan Harrow from becoming a target at State Penitentiary. It's up to him to learn the rules of the prison's vast underground economy...and buy his way in.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

JLA #124
Written by Bob Harras, art by Tom Derenick and Dan Green, cover by Daniel Acuña.
"World Without a Justice League," part 5 of 6. In the wake of Day of Vengeance, the Seven Deadly Sins have been unleashed upon the world and Envy has found his way to Gotham City -- just in time to influence Green Arrow. But when jealousy and rage infect Oliver Queen's mind, he loses focus on stopping The Key and saving Dawn, and turns his energies on an even deadlier foe: Batman.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

JLA: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg, art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer, cover by Rags Morales.
A new volume collecting the sequel to Identity Crisis from JLA #115-119. In the wake of Identity Crisis, the JLA decides the time has come to tell Batman that they stole part of his memory. But, the League is attacked by the Secret Society of Super-Villains -- out for vengeance now that their own memories are restored. As the JLA battles, the Martian Manhunter confronts Despero == the alien conqueror and the one behind the villains' memory-restoration. By the time the dust settles, the JLA may have won the battle but lost the war.
128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

JSA #81
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Dale Eaglesham and Art Thibert, cover by Alex Ross.
During the Infinite Crisis, Stargirl's past catches up with her! Now she's at an emotional crossroads that will require the help of the entire JSA.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

JLA CLASSIFIED: COLD STEEL #2
Written by Christopher Moeller, art and cover by Moeller.
Concluding the 2-issue painted Prestige Format miniseries! The new, fully augmented JLA is deployed to stem the intergalactic battle raging between two long-feuding worlds. But the heroes find that it's potentially fatal to judge a book by its cover when choosing sides in any war.
48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

JSA CLASSIFIED #7
Written by Jen Van Meter, art by Patrick Oliffe and Ruy Jose, cover by Joe Bennett and Jose.
Concluding the 3-part "Honor Among Thieves!" A flurry of betrayals, an overwhelming show of force, and the loss of a teammate threaten all hope the Injustice Society might have of saving their friend and their own skins.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

JLA CLASSIFIED #16
Written by Gail Simone, art by José Luis García-López and Klaus Janson, cover by García-López.
A harrowing new story arc begins when the World's Greatest Super Heroes are sent to an emerging nation torn by revolution! The dictatorial reign of the warlord General Tuzik is brought to a halt when the JLA, acting at the request of the United Nations Security Council, storms the General's stronghold. Unfortunately, Tuzik bends the rules of international law ‹ and escapes the free world's grasp -- to initiate his greatest act of terror: creating a Justice League for his own country to help bring the world and its heroes to their knees. Who -- or what -- is the Hypothetical Woman that enables Tuzik to create his own twisted League Against Justice?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

JONAH HEX #3
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Luke Ross, cover by Phil Noto.
Stumbling across the remains of a wagon train massacre, Jonah Hex finds himself at odds with deadly highwaymen and a corrupt sheriff willing to kill to keep a secret. Hex must join forces with the West's only gun-slinging pacifist, the enigmatic and charming Bat Lash.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14
Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Mick Gray, cover by Kitson.
For months, most of the team believed her existence to be a myth, a rumor, a prank. Now, get ready to meet Atom Girl, a.k.a. "Shrinking Violet," the Legion's newest member and Brainiac 5's secret weapon! But will her presence be enough to buy Invisible Kid some much-needed trust and credibility?
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

MANHUNTER #18
Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco, cover by Jesus Saiz.
An old foe returns to settle the score with Manhunter -- and this time Phobia's got love on her side. The doctor is in...
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

OUTSIDERS #32
Written by Judd Winick, art by Matthew Clark and Art Thibert, cover by Daniel Acuña.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in. The DCU's deadliest sibling rivalry reignites between Starfire and Blackfire in deep space -- while the rest of the team goes after the villainous Society on Earth.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 4.

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 1 TP
Written by Grant Morrison, art by J.H. Williams III, Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart, Ryan Sook, Mick Gray and Frazer Irving, cover by Bianchi.
Comprising seven different 4-issue mini-series and two bookend Specials, this 30-part tale of death, betrayal, failure, joy, loss, romance, triumph and redemption is now collected in a 4-volume series of trade paperbacks.
This first volume reprints (in original release order): Seven Soldiers Of Victory #0, Seven Soldiers: Shining Knight #1-2, Seven Soldiers: The Guardian #1-2, Seven Soldiers: Zatanna #1-2 And Seven Soldiers: Klarion #1. Independently, each of these characters are featured in a story arc of their own that redefines their 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 ‹ with the ties between them becoming more evident in each new volume. Together these reluctant champions must arise and somehow work together to save the world...without ever meeting one another.
224 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #2
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Doug Mahnke.
The Monster's on Mars, following a trail of death and human misery to the demon-haunted Tombs of B'aal B'zaar and the largest seam of gold in the solar system! Carnivorous horses, a new kind of slave trade, the secret origin of Melmoth the Wanderer and the unstoppable menace of Red Zombies await.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #3
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Billy Dallas Patton and Michael Bair.
There's a new Super Escape Artist in town! Baron Bedlam is here to steal Mister Miracle's thunder with a death-defying act that must be seen to be believed! What is the secret of the Living Waveform? Who are the Plastic People? Shilo Norman faces the dark night of the soul when he finally confronts Dark Side! With a shocking conclusion.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #1
Written by Joe Kubert, art by Kubert, covers by Joe Kubert, Adam Kubert and Andy Kubert.
Joe Kubert returns to DC's legendary unit in the all-new 6-issue mini-series, based on a true story! From North Africa to the Rhine, Sgt. Rock and the combat-happy Joes of Easy Company have faced insurmountable odds thrown at them by the Axis powers and lived to tell the tale. But when they find themselves caught in the No Man's Land of the Balkans searching for a religious prize that could ultimately decide the outcome of WWII, have our heroes finally been given a mission that will stop them in their tracks? It's 1943, and World War II has reached fever pitch. Somewhere deep within a smoldering, war-torn village in Nazi-occupied Lithuania hides a secret treasure that must be found and returned to the U.S. -- unharmed -- by any means necessary. It's up to the trusted G.I.s of Easy to save the day. But once they discover what the "prize" really is, will they be able to follow through with the mission? More important, will they want to? Join Rock, Ice Cream Soldier, Bulldozer, Little Sure Shot and the rest of Easy for this hard-hitting and provocative tale.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

TEEN TITANS #32
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Tony S. Daniel and Marlo Alquiza.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in. Superboy-Prime meets Superboy as the Boys of Steel confront one another about their roles in this universe.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 11.

TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: INSIDERS TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Judd Winick, art by Matthew Clark, Carlos D'Anda, Tony Daniel, Art Thibert and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Daniel Acuña.
Collecting 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 ultimate corruption by his genetic father, Lex Luthor.
144 pages, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

PLASTIC MAN #20
Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.
Final issue.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

VIGILANTE #5
Written by Bruce Jones, art by Ben Oliver, cover by Michael Golden.
The exciting mini-series rockets closer to its explosive finale. Vigilante confronts Dr. Powell about information he withheld. Then Powell hypnotizes Vigilante and regresses him to his boyhood...to find out how the Vigilante came to be.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

WONDER WOMAN #225
Written by Greg Rucka, art by Cliff Richards, cover by J.G. Jones.
Her mission a failure, the life she's known in ruins, and the universe literally being torn apart, Wonder Woman faces an uncertain future. Can she wrest victory from crushing defeat?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 25.

JOHNNY DC TITLES

TEEN TITANS GO! #27
Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Galloway.
It's Valentine's Day, and love is a battlefield in Jump City! When Jinx discovers Starfire playing Cupid for Cyborg and his girlfriend Sarah, it's a romantic comedy -- Teen Titans style.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 25.

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #17
Written by Bill Matheny, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Dave McCaig.
The Riddler's come back to Gotham City with a plan to unmask Batman once and for all! It's a power struggle and a race against time before all of Gotham is shown the true face of the Batman.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 11.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #17
Written by Adam Beechen, art and cover by Carlo Barberi.
The Justice League versus the Freedom Fighters! When the League becomes a threat to public safety, the U.S. government calls in America's real heroes to take them down.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 4.

SCOOBY-DOO #104
Written by John Rozum, art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Staton.
The Mystery, Inc. gang finds itself face-to-face with a real live Snowman‹and he's anything but holly and jolly! Plus, a Ghastly Ghoul haunts the residents of an apartment building and a pirate ship is discovered in the remains of a swamp‹along with some nasty pirates! Zoinks!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 11.

HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI SPECIAL
Written by Jennifer Moore, Sean Carolan and Janet Harvey, art by Phil Moy, photo cover.
Turn two real-life Japanese pop stars into hypercool cartoon characters, and you've got pure rock 'n' roll adventure! The hilarious comics debut of the hit Cartoon Network show features bandmates and best friends Ami and Yumi as they cope with magic guitars, space aliens and their greedy manager Kaz in this fun-packed one-shot.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 18.

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #17
Written by Jesse Leon McCann, Sholly Fisch, John Rozum and Robbie Busch, art by Gary Fields, Robert Pope, Scott Neely, Scott Underwood, Dan Davis and Angus Bungay, cover by Pope
See if you can spot what got Billy in trouble with Grim and Mandy this time! Also, Eddy has had it with scams. Find out what he plans to do now.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 25.

LOONEY TUNES #134
Written by Sholly Fisch, Sam Agro and Bill Matheny, art by Dave Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Omar Aranda, Mike DeCarlo, Alberto Siachann and Ruben Torreiro, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.
It's a race to see who will catch Tweety first­Sylvester or his cold! Plus, all hail Pharaoh Yosemite Sam.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 4.

MAD #462
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
New Year's resolution #1: Buy more MAD! New Year's resolution #2: Get your friends to read MAD! Leave the weight loss for 2007.
48 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

MAD CLASSICS #5
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.
96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY #1
Written by Wendy and Richard Pini, art and cover by Wendy Pini.
The next chapter in the ElfQuest saga begins in this all-new bimonthly mini-series. Cutter's son Sunbeam has been hibernating, but his soul self has been exploring the world of Two Moons. He has made contact with an underwater tribe, one that fears all life on the surface. When Sunbeam experiences Recognition with one of the sea denizens, he leads his fellow Wolfriders on the beginning of a new journey, one promising discovery, danger and romance.
40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

CMX TITLES

CIPHER VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita.
Anise is the only one who has discovered that the twin brothers Siva and Cipher are sharing one life, taking turns going to school and working as an actor. But they have yet to reveal to her the reason for this bizarre lifestyle. How far will she go to uncover their secret?
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

KIKAIDER CODE 02 VOL. 2
Story by Shotaro Ishinomori, art by MEIMU.
Japan is plagued by a series of mysterious plane crashes, building explosions, and assassinations -- all acts of terrorism committed by D.A.R.K.'s unleashed robots! Meanwhile, Komyoji Mitsuko has returned to her relatively peaceful life, but soon becomes a pawn in D.A.R.K.'s plan to draw Jiro out of hiding! Mitsuko is about to learn the truth about the Gemini circuit that her father built -- but will she be able to handle it?
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura.
The battle against demon-possessed paintings continues as Kaito Jeanne and Sinbad's competition 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...
176 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba.
A vision is revealed to Namiki that his brother Junya will suffer a serious injury on the basketball court, he is prepared to do anything to prevent the accident. But Junya would rather put himself at risk than allow his brother's precognitive powers to protect him.
208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Sanami Matoh.
The power-hungry Warlord Torao wants every dragon exterminated...except the Black Dragon, which slaughters entire villages and eats its victims' hearts. What is the legendary beast's connection to the Dragon Clan, and what does Torao have to gain from this alliance? Meanwhile, Hiryu continues to master his dragon powers. He builds his confidence in battle, but will he ever confess his love to the Princess?
224 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

WILDSTORM TITLES

ALBION #6
Plotted by Alan Moore, written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Shane Oakley and George Freeman, cover by Dave Gibbons.
The final 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.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #4
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope, cover by Dale Keown
The Wildcats confront Captain Atom in Washington, DC after his dealings with the President...and fists will fly! But this is one fight Atom can ill afford to lose, since he doesn't know what will set off the time bomb that is his own body! And Grifter is hunting for Nikola Hanssen -- who may be the new Void. But is Nikola ready to inherit this mantle?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

DANGER GIRL: BACK IN BLACK #3
Written by Andy Hartnell, art and cover by Nick Bradshaw
The Danger Girls better roll up their sleeves and flaunt those tattoos, because they're about to find themselves in the middle of the biker brawl of the century. While Abbey and Sydney fight for control of a mysterious and powerful Native American artifact, rogue super-spy Secret Agent Zero risks everything to keep a deadly secret from the girls. Traveling alongside a sexy new ally known as Ruby, the Danger Girls' full-throttle adventure picks up speed as they join Deuce, Valerie and Johnny Barracuda in Daytona Beach -- only to discover that things aren't as sunny as they seem.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

DESOLATION JONES #5
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by J.H. Williams III.
Michael Jones was hired to deal with three men who stole a rich ex-spook's collection of exotic pornography. But that wasn't the whole story. Jones has fallen into history: an unsolved massacre, spooks and scandals and a family held together by hate.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

MAJESTIC #13
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art and cover by Neil Googe.
Guest-starring Zealot, Spartan and Savant! Majestic and his allies are caught up in an internecine struggle between Kherubim factions fighting for control of the homeworld. Will they able to tell friend from foe now that Helspont and the Daemonites are involved in the battle?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES #5
Written by Tommy Yune, John Waltrip and Jason Waltrip, art and cover by Omar Dogan.
The epic tale reaches its shocking conclusion as Rick and company battle a horribly mutated General Edwards! Can the heroes succeed against this final, devastating threat? Plus, the final installment of the behind-the-scenes look at the making of January's Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles DVD release.
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 18.

TEAM ZERO #2
Written by Chuck Dixon, art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Sandra Hope.
The 6-part tale of heroism and bloodshed during World War II continues. Deathblow gathers his team of seven for their deadly mission into Germany. Meet Backlash, Grifter, and the whole unit as they prepare for what could be a suicide mission. It's hardcore World War II action in the vein of Band of Brothers.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

PLANETARY #24
Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by John Cassaday.
For months Elijah Snow has been pulling back from his fellow Planetary agents, following a personal road map to his own mysterious agenda. Now the curtain will begin to be drawn back and the some of the deepest secrets will at last be revealed...like patterns in a snowflake.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

WILDCATS: NEMESIS #5
Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Matt Banning, cover by Caldwell and Banning.
Terrifying hybrid monsters assault the New York headquarters of HALO, pushing our heroes to the brink of doom. And a stark possibility creeps into the minds of the Wildcats: Could they have been wrong about Nemesis? Plus, this deadly femme fatale puts her personal stamp of "wild" on the old West and the small town of Snakeskin, Arizona.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

WRAITHBORN #5
Written by Marcia Chen, art and cover by Joe Benitez and Joe Weems.
Secrets are revealed as Melanie continues her quest to understand the Wraithborn and what role she plays with them! Despite all the hidden agendas and challenges she must face, one thing appears certain: She will be in constant danger as long as she wields the Wraithborn power.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

ABC A-Z: TERRA OBSCURA AND SPLASH BRANNIGAN
Written by Peter Hogan, art by Yanick Paquette and Hilary Barta, cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.
Everything you always wanted to know about your favorite alternate-earth super team but were afraid to ask! Peter Hogan and Yanick Paquette present a guided tour of all the ins and outs of Terra Obscura, revealing all manner of information on Tom Strong's buddy Tom Strange and his comrades. Plus, more background info on the ink that stirs the drink, Splash Brannigan! Sit back and enjoy Hilary Barta's delightfully inky interpretation of the liquid sensation.
32 pages, $3.99, in stors on Jan. 25.

VERTIGO TITLES

THE EXTERMINATORS #1
Written by Simon Oliver, art by Tony Moore, cover by Philip Bond.
Imagine Six Feet Under with cockroaches and you've got Vertigo's twisted new monthly series The Exerminators, a smart, scary, darkly comic tale of roaches, rats, raccoons and the men who kill them for a living.
The Exterminators centers on a dysfunctional group of bug killers prowling the barrios and bungalows of Los Angeles -- the thinnest point on the shaky borderline between civilization and the violent chaos of nature.
Henry James, the newest exterminator, sees the job as a means to cleanse the sins of his dark past. He has a hard time getting his view across to his careerist girlfriend, sociopathic partner, and the general bunch of freaks he calls co-workers. But what the "bug brothers" of Bug-Bee-Gone Co. don't understand is that human beings may be the true pests -- and bugs could be the real exterminators.
Featuring creepy-crawly covers by Philip Bond, The Exterminators mixes disturbing characters, killer cockroaches and sinister secrets into a unique and unsettling series that branches out from the underbelly of L.A. into the heart of an ancient mystery, a sacred scarab beetle and a weirdly ominous locked box. It's a bug's world. We just live in it.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

100 BULLETS #68
Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Eduardo Risso, cover by Dave Johnson.
As more and more members of The Trust continue to be killed off -- in even more brutal ways -- the remaining members hold an emergency meeting to discuss the future of the secret organization. Can they put their differences aside in order to survive the onslaught of Agent Graves and the Minutemen?
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 11.

FABLES #45
Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, cover by James Jean.
The 4-part "Arabian Nights (and Days)" story concludes. Both the Fabletown and Baghdad Fable communities are still reeling from the actions of the deadly D'jinn. And the Arabian Fable refugees make a fateful decision on their future place in the Mundy world.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 11.

DMZ #3
Written by Brian Wood, art by Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, cover by Wood.
During a surprise attack on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Matty is captured by the government army who plan on taking him out of the DMZ. However, when he inadvertently winds up on the wrong side of a shoot-out, he once again finds himself alone in a warzone, only this time without his trusty "tour guide," Zee.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 11.

HELLBLAZER #216
Written by Denise Mina, art by Leonardo Manco, cover by Greg Lauren.
Novelist Denise Mina, one of the hottest rising talents in 21st-century fiction, takes over Vertigo's longest-running title with the 7-part story "Empathy is the Enemy." Mina and ongoing artist Leonardo Manco open one of the most haunting chapters yet in John Constantine's macabre career. Constantine, still brooding over his recent ordeal, meets Chris Cole, an ordinary bloke who made the mistake of messing with a "harmless" bit of magic. He looks to Constantine to pull him out from the nightmare. But when Cole drops the name of an infamous Scottish occultist, Constantine realizes the nightmare is just getting under way -- and he's about to plunge in. Wrapped in the unique look of acclaimed painter Greg Lauren's eerie covers.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 18.

HELLBLAZER: STARING AT THE WALL TP
Written by Mike Carey, art by Marcelo Frusin and Doug Alexander Gregory, cover by Tim Bradstreet.
The looming apocalypse arrives in the third collection of writer Mike Carey's acclaimed run on Helblazer, reprinting the 2-part "Bred in the Bone" (illustrated by Doug Alexander Gregory) and the 5-part "Staring at the Wall" (illustrated by Marcelo Frusin) from issues #187-193.
168 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE
The hit comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic urban fantasy novel reaches a crucial turning point. Door and Richard come face-to-face with the awe-inspiring Angel Islington while the Marquis de Carabas plays a deadly game with the merchants of violence Croup and Vandemar -- and the odds are heavily against him. This series now ships on a bimonthly schedule.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

THE LOSERS #32
Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.
Clay. Aisha. Cougar. Pooch. Jensen. Max.
It's their final battle as the series ends with a bang, bloodshed, and a whole lot of bodies...but how many of them belong to the Losers? Final issue.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

LUCIFER #70
Written by Mike Carey, art by Zander Cannon and Big Time Attic, cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.
Featuring guest artist Zander Cannon. At a storytelling competition in the lands of the centaurs, Elaine confronts the myths that have arisen from Lucifer's actions -- and reunites with a mysterious boy from her past.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 18.

LUCIFER VOL. 9: CRUX TP
Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Marc Hempel and Ronald Wimberly, cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.
Forces in Hell and on Earth prepare for a final struggle for supremacy in CRUX. Reprinting stories from issues #55-61, this volume ventures through space and time and the places outside both, weaving a sweeping saga out of multiple character threads mortal and immortal alike.
168 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

LOVELESS #4
Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Marcelo Frusin.
Tempers flare as the town of Blackwater gets dangerously close to getting what it deserves at the hands of Wes Cutter and his mysterious companion. After living for years like a powder keg ready to go off, Wes discovers that one man's justice is another man's injustice.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 25.

SWAMP THING #23
Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Enrique Breccia, cover by Eric Powell.
Part 3 of the 4-part "The Bleeding Raconteur." It's the most important turning point in Swamp Thing's recent life, as his godlike elemental powers come rushing back. But whether he uses them to heal the wounded swamp or destroy it remains to be seenŠ
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.

TESTAMENT #2
Written by Douglas Rushkoff, art and cover by Liam Sharp.
The authorities strike down anti-war protesters with a wrath echoing that of the angry God who rained fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. Just as Lot couldn't save his wife from turning into a pillar of salt, Jake is too distracted by his lust for Dinah to rescue his true love, Miriam, from an even more horrifying verdict.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 18.

Y: THE LAST MAN #41
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Goran Sudzuka and José Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale
At last, the long-awaited origin of Agent 355, loyal protector of the Last Man on Earth! In this special stand-alone issue, the secrets of the mysterious Culper Ring and its most famous female agent are finally revealed.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Jan. 4.