Saturday, December 09, 2006

DC Direct March 2007 solicitations


BATMAN 1:4 SCALE
MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE

Designed and sculpted by James Shoop

This 18.5” Batman Statue is the most classic representation of
the Dark Knight to date! At 1:4 scale, this museum-quality, mixed-media figure is composed of resin, metal and an expertly crafted fabric costume and poseable cape. Batman is presented climbing the steps out of the Batcave on a sculpted base. This limited edtion statue includes a Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a gold-foil stamped black gift box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 15, 2007 • Statue • $295.00 US


JLA COVER TO COVER STATUE:
The Flash

Based on the art of Brian Bolland
Sculpted by Barsom
Continuing the series of statues bringing the best-loved JLA characters into 3-D! This beautifully sculpted Flash statue stands approximately 8.25” high (including base) and is packaged in a four-color box.Each statue in this series is based on the most iconic JLA covers, sharing a consistent base and figure scale throughout the series. Future statues in this series include Wonder Woman and Batman.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 1, 2007 • Statue • $59.99 US


BATMAN MINI STATUE II
Designed by Jim Lee
Sculpted by Tim Bruckner
Back by popular demand! This sold-out mini-statue is brought back into print in a newly painted, black-costumed version! Based on the HUSH storyline, this mini statue depicts the classic pose of one of the world’s most iconic heroes. This statue measures approximately 6” tall x 4” wide x 4.375” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 22, 2007 • Mini Statue • $49.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 8, 2007 • Action Figures • PI
Superman 6.75"
Black Lightning 6.625"
Black Canary 6.5"
Vixen 6.5"
Red Arrow 6.625"


REACTIVATED! SERIES 3:
SUPER FRIENDS ACTION FIGURES

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 29, 2007 • Action Figures • PI
Superman 6.3"
Wonder Woman 6"
The Flash 6.3 "
Batman 6.3 "

STARDUST ITEMS

Stardust Notecard set
Designed by Charles Vess
This beautiful set of 20 notecards and 20 envelopes feature four notecards each of the following five images: Starlight, Star Dust, Watching A Shooting Star, Power of Stormhold, and Into Deep Woods. These eye-catching notecards are packaged in a four-color box complete with foil-stamping and ribbon.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11, 2007 •Notecard • $17.99 US

Stardust: Catch a Falling Star Poster
Art by Charles Vess
“Go catch a falling star”
A beautiful image of a fallen Star from the cover of the upcoming re-released softcover of Stardust, this poster measures 24” x 36”.
Advance-solicited;
on sale July 11, 2007
Poster • $7.99 US

Stardust: Singing Sisters Poster
Art by Charles Vess
“My sisters and I would sing”
This stunning poster reprints the new cover art of NEIL GAIMAN’S AND CHARLES VESS’S STARDUST DELUXE HARDCOVER and measures 24" x 36".
Advance-solicited;
on sale July 11, 2007
Poster • $7.99 US


StarDust: Star and Lord Primus Mini Bust Set
Designed by Charles Vess
Sculpted by Sam Greenwell

This set includes two limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts! The Star Bust measures approximately 3.875” tall x 2.25” wide x 2.25” deep, and Lord Primus Bust measures approximately 3.75” tall x 2” wide x 2.25” deep. This set is packaged in a four-color box with a four-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11, 2007 • Bust • $79.99 US


StarDust: Tristran and The Witch Mini Bust Set
Designed by Charles Vess
Sculpted by Sam Greenwell

This set includes two limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts! The Tristran Bust measures approximately 4.25” tall x 2.25” wide x 2.25” deep, and The Witch Bust measures approximately: 4.1875” tall x 2.375” wide x 2.25” deep. This set is packaged in a four-color box with
a four-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11, 2007 • Bust • $79.99 US

The first-ever DC Direct statue designed and sculpted by Charles Vess!

Star Dust: Moon Star
Designed and Sculpted by Charles Vess

“A conversation with the moon...”
This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 7.5” tall x 10.5” wide x 7” deep and is packaged in a four-color box with a four-color Certificate of Authenticity.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11, 2007 • Statue• $195.00 US

DC DIRECT POSTERS
Don’t miss four stunning new posters featuring the lovely ladies of the DCU illustrated by the incomparable Adam Hughes!

SUPERGIRL
From the cover of Supergirl and Legion of Super-Heroes #23
Art by Adam Hughes
Advance-solicited;
on sale August 22, 2007
Poster • $7.99 US

POWERGIRL
From the cover of JSA Classified #1
Art by Adam Hughes
Advance-solicited;
on sale August 22, 2007
Poster • $7.99 US

ZATANNA
From the cover of Catwoman #58
Art by Adam Hughes
Advance-solicited;
on sale August 22, 2007
Poster • $7.99 US

CATWOMAN
From the cover of Catwoman #46
Art by Adam Hughes
Advance-solicited;
on sale August 22, 2007
Poster • $7.99 US

It's time for our weekend DC 52 (and more) solicitation preview, this month for titles shipping in March 2007. Here's a look at issues #44-47 of 52, along with a first look at other various titles.

X-factor graphic novels - trade paperbacks

Complete lists:
Marvel Comics graphic novels - trade paperbacks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Masterworks

X-Factor: The Longest Night
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David

Ghost Rider graphic novels - trade paperbacks

Complete lists:
Marvel Comics graphic novels - trade paperbacks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Masterworks

Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation

Ghost Rider Team-Up

Ghost Rider: Vicious Cycle

Champions graphic novels - trade paperbacks

Complete lists:
Marvel Comics graphic novels - trade paperbacks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Masterworks

Champions Classic Vol. 1

Champions Classic Vol. 2

Moon Knight graphic novels - trade paperbacks

Complete lists:
Marvel Comics graphic novels - trade paperbacks
Marvel Essentials
Marvel Masterworks

Moon Knight: The Bottom

DC Comics March 2007 soliciations

Previous DC Comics Solicitations:
December 2006
January 2007


BATMAN #664
Written by Grant Morrison, art by Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang, cover by Kubert.

The Dark Knight discovers a cover-up that could change his relationship with the Gotham Police Department. A routine investigation into police corruption leads to a terrifying confrontation with a monstrous menace that threatens to end Batman's career!.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

DETECTIVE COMICS #829-830
Written by Stuart Moore, art by Andy Clarke, covers by Simone Bianchi.

Detective Comics ships twice in March to present "The Siege," a 2-part suspense story. In issue #829, a costumed terrorist called VOX plans to blow up Wayne Tower --and he's trapped Bruce Wayne in a top-floor conference room. Aided only by his mentor's radioed instructions, Robin must face the bomber alone!
And in the conclusion in #830, Robin faces certain death as massive explosions rock Wayne Tower. Only Bruce Wayne can stop the terrorist -- but changing to Batman will mean revealing his dual identity!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7 and March 21.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4
Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend.

Part 4 of the 6-part "Rules of Engagement." Lex Luthor has supplied his prototype G.I. Robot to the military -- and only Batman knows there's a viper in the Pentagon's nest. But Lex Luthor knows as well, and attacks Batman in the Batcave to prevent being exposed!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

BATMAN: DETECTIVE TP
Written by Paul Dini and Royal McGraw, art by J.H. Williams III, Don Kramer, Joe Benitez and others, cover by Simone Bianchi.

Don't miss this all-new collection of mystery stories from Detective Comics #821-826. The Dark Knight faces the Riddler, the Penguin and Poison Ivy as well as brand-new villains while pushing himself to the limit to solve crimes.
144 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 4.


CATWOMAN #65
Written by Will Pfeifer, art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Adam Hughes.

Can Catwoman escape from the hidden threats of LexCorp? She's on the hunt for her ultimate prize, but she's got all of Luthor's former company on her tail -- including Lex himself!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

NIGHTWING #130
Written by Marv Wolfman, art by Jamal Igle and Keith Champagne, cover by Michael Golden.

Who are Bride and Groom, and what are they after? The mystery thickens as New Yorkers continue to disappear! Plus, a threat from Nightwing's past returns, this time deadlier than ever.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

ROBIN #160
Written by Adam Beechen, art by Freddie Williams II, cover by Patrick Gleason and Rodney Ramos.

He's fought the Joker and Johnny Warlock, OMACs and King Snake. But can Robin survive the challenge of...a first date?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.


BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK TP
Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Wagner.

Collecting Matt Wagner's blood-curdling 6-issue sequel to Batman and the Monster Men! In this dark tale, Batman must counter sinister machinations and new dimensions of wickedness as he confronts the hooded menace of the Mad Monk!
144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Apri. 18.

ACTION COMICS #848
Written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, art and cover by Adam Kubert.

Part 4 of the landmark "Last Son" story. Superman travels to a place so alien and strange, it could only be presented in a special 3-D section, featuring 3-D effects by Ray Zone! That's right, the action in Action takes on a whole new meaning as this benchmark story takes a sharp turn into the third dimension! Plus, meet the all-new Superman Revenge Squad!
This issue will be available in 2 versions that may be ordered separately. The 3-D Edition is priced at $3.99 and the Standard (non-3-D) Edition is priced at $2.99. They will feature the same cover image. The 3-D Edition will feature portions of the content and the cover in 3-D; 3-D glasses will be included.
32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 28. (Standard edition, $2.99).

SUPERMAN #662
Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

The Young Gods of New Genesis pay a visit to Metropolis! Can Superman handle super-powered teenagers with the Prankster on the loose and the threat of Arion looming above all?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

SUPERGIRL #15
Written by Joe Kelly, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

Things between Kara and Powerboy intensify! Plus, learn the origins of this former Teen Titan!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

SUPERGIRL #15
Written by Joe Kelly, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

Things between Kara and Powerboy intensify! Plus, learn the origins of this former Teen Titan!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

52: WEEKS 44-47
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid, breakdowns by Keith Giffen, art by various, backup features by Waid and various, covers by J.G. Jones and Alex Sinclair.

In the month to come, death and destruction will reign supremein the DCU. Storylines will intersect with horrifying results, a main character will die, another will do something he hasn't done in years, and one will fall from grace.
A war is coming, and the end is near.
Week 44: art by Eddy Barrows
Week 45: art by Pat Olliffe and Drew Geraci
Week 46: art by Chris Batista
Week 47: art by Joe Bennett
$2.50, in stores on March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28.

HELMET OF FATE: BLACK ALICE #1
Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Scott Hampton.

Fresh from Day of Vengeance, Black Alice stars in her own one-shot -- the final chapter in the "Helmet of Fate" story that leads directly into April's Dr. Fate series! Being the town goth isn't all candles, eyeliner and black nail polish for Lori Lechlin, the most hated girl in school. She can steal any magical being's powers and use them as her own, but what happens when she encounters the Helmet of Fate? Will it win her any friends?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.


THE ACTION HEROES ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by David Kaler, Roger Stern, Michael Uslan and various, art by Steve Ditko, Alex Toth and various, cover by Ditko.

Collecting classic stories by master artist Steve Ditko from the pages of Captain Atom #83-89, Blue Beetle #1-5, Mysterious Suspense #1 and Charlton Bullseye #1, 2 and 5, plus the title story intended for Blue Beetle #6 (published in Charlton Portfolio #9-10) as well as an 8-page Question story by Alex Toth and a foreword by Charlton's then-editor Dick Giordano.
384 pages, $75, in stores on May 23.

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #9
Written by Gail Simone, art by Eddy Barrows and Trevor Scott, cover by Ladronn.

Part 1 of the 2-part "Jia" shows the new Atom's past literally coming back to haunt him, as his college sweetheart reaches out to him -- drawing him back to Hong Kong...and horrors!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #50
Written by Tad Williams, art by Shawn McManus and Walden Wong, cover by Mario Alberti.

Fantasy novelist Tad Williams begins his stint as the new chronicler of the adventures of the young man who would be King of the Sea! Joined by the new art team of Shawn McManus and Walden Wong, a new horizon beckons for Aquaman, as new challenges await and new characters from this undersea world are introduced. It all begins here, in this extra-sized 50th issue extravaganza!
48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 21.

BIRDS OF PREY #104
Written by Gail Simone, art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood, cover by Stephane Roux.

Guest-starring the Secret Six! The Secret Six cross paths with the Birds of Prey, just as Spy Smasher takes the dismantling of Oracle's operation into her own hands!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

BLUE BEETLE #13
Written by John Rogers, art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

An action-packed second year begins for the new Blue Beetle! What's tougher than controlling the all-powerful Scarab? How about knowing its alien owners are invading, but nobody believes you?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2
Written by Mark Waid, art by George Perez and Bob Wiacek, cover by Perez.

Green Lantern and Supergirl are off to Ventura on the trail of the bizarre case that began in issue #1! Ventura is a planetwide casino, which would be wild enough, but it has also become a backdrop for the Rann-Thanagar War! Guest-starring Batman and Blue Beetle!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

CHECKMATE #12
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir, art by Steve Scott and Nathan Massengill, cover by Jesus Saiz.

An Infinite Crisis score gets settled when Judomaster's son faces Bane, his father's murderer! Meanwhile, the Black King discovers the meaning of "Corvalho" -- a meaning long hidden by his own Knight, Fire!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE TP
Written by Will Pfeifer and David Lapham, art by Cliff Chiang, Eric Battle and Prentis Rollins, cover by Matt Wagner.

It's the rebirth of a hero in this eerie volume collecting the 3-issue miniseries that links the events of Infinite Crisis to the present and the future, plus the lead stories from Tales of the Unexpected #1-3! The supernatural spirit of vengeance has joined with a new host: Detective Crispus Allen from the Gotham City Police Department.
144 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 11.

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #34
Written by Dwayne McDuffie, art by Pop Mhan and Rob Stull, cover by Pete Woods.

Firestorm and the Seven Soldiers' Mister Miracle must defend themselves from Orion and the Female Furies! Everyone's after the secrets in Professor Stein's head, and that information will have dire effects on both Firestorm and the New Gods.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #10
Written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Ron Adrian and Art Thibert.

Good cop, bad cop! Acing the L.A. Police Academy exam, Bart Allen carries on his grandfather's police legacy at super-speed. But the darker side of the law's just shown up in the City of Angels: Zoom!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

GREEN ARROW #72
Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.

"Seeing Red" concludes as the Red Hood's ultimate goal is within reach. Will it be another corrupted sidekick? Green Arrow and Batman race to Speedy's rescue!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.


CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD #5
Written by Chuck Dixon, art and cover by Derec Donovan.

The world dragon is alive! The magical beast from the mists of prehistory, which laid waste to thousands in its day, has been awakened...and unleashed! What hope does the son of Green Arrow have as he faces this monster alone?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10
Written by Keith Champagne, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Prentis Rollins.

It's Lantern against Lantern as Guy Gardner butts with his fellow Corpsmen! On Korugar, Soranik Natu comes under attack by government forces and on Mogo shadows gather.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

GREEN LANTERN #18
Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert.

The Star Sapphire has plagued Green Lantern throughout his career. But where do its origins truly lie? And why has it sought out Hal Jordan? Discover the secret of the alien parasite called Star Sapphire as it interrupts Jordan's first date in years. Plus, witness the bizarre interrogation of the Cyborg-Superman at the hands of the Guardians of the Universe!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

HAWKGIRL: THE MAW TP
Written by Walter Simonson, art and cover by Howard Chaykin.

Collecting the One Year Later arc by Walter Simonson and Howard Chaykin from Hawkgirl #50-56! With Hawkman gone, Hawkgirl is on her own and trying to make a name for herself in St. Roch. But when strange things keep happening in her personal life, is it all a dream, or has she awakened an ancient horror deep beneath the walls of St. Roch Museum?
168 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 25.

HAWKGIRL #62
Written by Walter Simonson, art by Renato Arlem, cover by Howard Chaykin.

The search to destroy Hath-Set continues so that the curse on Hawkgirl and Hawkman can at last be ended -- leaving them free to be together...or forever apart.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

ION #12
Written by Ron Marz, art by Fernando Pasarin and Greg Tocchini, cover by Kalman Andrasofszky.

The grand finale of the year-long maxiseries! Who's been behind Nero and Effigy's power boost? Who's seeking to destroy the Guardians? What are the Monitors planning? And is this the end of Kyle Rayner?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.


JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by Jack Kirby, art and cover by Kirby and Vince Colletta.

After co-creating a number of legendary comic book heroes -- including The Fantastic Four and The Hulk -- legendary writer/artist Jack Kirby came to DC Comics in 1970 to create his magnum opus: four interlocked adventure series that were known collectively as "The Fourth World."
Now, for the first time, DC collects Kirby's four series -- The New Gods, The Forever People, Mister Miracle and Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen -- in chronological order as they originally appeared. These comics spanned galaxies, from the streets of Metropolis to the far-flung worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, as cosmic-powered heroes and villains struggled for supremacy.
The Fourth World Vol. 1 features the debuts of Orion of the New Gods, the evil Darkseid, super-escape artist Mister Miracle and many others, and features numerous appearances by Superman, from the pages of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133-139, Forever People #1-3, New Gods #1-3 And Mister Miracle #1-3!
396 pages, $49.99, in stores on May 30.

JONAH HEX #17
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Phil Noto.

Jonah Hex has agreed to help a young woman named Tallulah Black who's been wronged and is out for vengeance! But as Hex knows, the path to revenge is soaked in blood, and Tallulah's quest may be more than even Jonah Hex can handle!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

JONAH HEX VOL. 2: GUNS OF VENGEANCE TP
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Luke Ross, Paul Gulacy and various, cover by Ross.

The bloody Western adventures of Jonah Hex continue in this volume collecting issues #7-12 of the acclaimed series! Hex dodges bullets, rights wrongs and courts death in these lushly illustrated tales!
144 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 4.

JLA CLASSIFIED #36
Written by Dan Slott and Dan Jurgens, art by Jurgens and Trevor Scott, cover by Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan.

Concluding the 5-part "The 4th Parallel" in a special 48-page issue! A JLA member cracks the Materioptikon and confronts the Red King where he's most vulnerable! The fates of several worlds created by the villain hang in the balance!
48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 14.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7
Written by Brad Meltzer, art by Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, cover by Benes and various, variant cover by Michael Turner.

The debut of the new Justice League of America! This issue features a 4-page foldout you won't want to miss! Be here for the introduction of the new team headquarters, plus many other cool surprises!
40 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 21.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #4
Written by Geoff Johns, art by Dale Eaglesham and Art Thibert, cover by Alex Ross, variant cover by Eaglesham.

The saga of the world's first and greatest super-hero team continues in Part 4 of "The Next Age." The families of legacy heroes have been targeted by an evil force set out to end their bloodlines. Now our members find out how close to home tragedy is as their leader stands revealed. And the new mystery member set to join the Justice Society will surprise everyone -- especially the members of the team!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

JSA CLASSIFIED #24
Written by J.T. Krul, art by Alex Sanchez and Jack Purcell, cover by Steve Uy.

What does it mean to be a vampire? Dr. Mid-Nite is faced with this question after suffering an attack from the mysterious Mircea. Will science fall prey to the supernatural...or will the "Vampire Murders" continue in Portsmouth City?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

MANHUNTER #29
Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina and Robin Riggs, cover by Sean Phillips.

"Unleashed," Part 4! A verdict on Wonder Woman -- and a backlash from above!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #8
Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Al Barrionuevo and Bit, cover by Barrionuevo.

All origins are revealed and all secrets laid bare in this explosive finale! J'onn will at long last find the Martian companionship he's sought, but he'll also learn that not all Martians think alike! And a secret from J'onn's earliest days on Earth will be revealed! One chapter closes for Martian Manhunter, but another is about to begin!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

MYSTERY IN SPACE #7
Written by Jim Starlin, art by Shane Davis, Matt "Batt" Banning, Starlin and Al Milgrom, cover by Davis and Banning.

Captain Comet must die! When it comes to your immortal soul, the Eternal Light Corporation plays for keeps! Captain Comet rockets through destruction and intrigue when he becomes the target of all-out war on Hardcore Station! Plus, the Weird incites a religious rebellion!
48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 7.

THE OMEGA MEN #6
Written by Andersen Gabrych, art and cover by Henry Flint.

The skull-cracking conclusion! The Omega Men's leap of faith stretches across the cosmos when belief, power, freedom and fate collide in a berserk interstellar crucible that brings forth the terrible Lady Styx!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

OUTSIDERS #46
Written by Judd Winick, art by Carlo Barberi and Art Thibert, cover by Matthew Clark.

"Pay as You Go" concludes! One was a hero, the other a villain; one created a legacy, the other took it on. But one year ago, Black Lightning and Captain Boomerang Jr. found themselves behind the same set of bars in Iron Heights -- fighting for their lives!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY TP
Written by Joe Kubert, art and cover by Kubert.

Joe Kubert returns to the legendary military unit he made famous in this action-packed tale based on a true story! Collecting the acclaimed 6-issue miniseries, this volume has Rock and his company of hard-bitten veterans in the No Man's Land of the Balkans searching for a religious prize that could decide the outcome of World War II!
144 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 7.

SHADOWPACT #11
Written by Bill Willingham, art and cover by Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher.

Concluding the Demon Triptych storyline! Shadowpact has a new lineup, and its first mission is to go straight to the Underworld, where Etrigan and his allies battle on its great Dark Plains!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.


SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #2
Written by Jeff Smith, a rt and cover by Smith.

Part 2 of the 4-part miniseries written and illustrated by the award-winning Jeff Smith (Bone)! Not only does Billy Batson have a sister...but when he finds her he shares his newfound magical powers with her! And just in time, as Dr. Sivana, Mr. Mind and the Monster Society make their moves on Captain Marvel and the civilized world!
48 pages, $5.99, in stores on March 7.


THE SPIRIT #4
Written by Darwyn Cooke, art by Cooke and J. Bone, cover by Cooke.

The Spirit is on the trail of a master criminal in a Mexican bordertown. But the tables are soon turned, and he's on the run, now chained to the seductive Silk Satin, a CIA agent also tracking the villain. Can our duo make their escape from the ever-spreading tentacles of The Octopus?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, Otto Binder, Edmond Hamilton and various, art by Curt Swan, George Papp, John Forte and various, cover by Swan and Stan Kaye.

A massive black-and-white volume collecting classic tales of the Legionnaires, from Adventure Comics #247, 267, 282, 290, 293, and 300-328, Action Comics #267, 276, 287 and 289, Superboy #86, 89, 98 And 117, Superman 147, Superman Annual #4, and Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #72 and 76!
552 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on April 4.


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel and others, art by Curt Swan and others, cover by Swan.

The third volume collecting early Superman adventures in black-and-white at a value price! This amazing collection includes appearances by Supergirl and Krypto and a retelling of Superman's origin, plus threats from Lex Luthor, Brainiac, the Legion of Super-Villains and the Fifth Dimensional imp known as Mr. Mxyzptlk!
560 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on April 18.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #28
Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Mick Gray, cover by Kitson.

The Legion and the Wanderers have joined forces to take the Dominator War away from Earth and to an unfamiliar realm where life is cheap and victory is dear. And at long last, the Dominators' link to the events of 52 is revealed!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4: ADULT EDUCATION TP
Written by Mark Waid and Tony Bedard, art by Barry Kitson, Mick Gray and others, cover by Kitson.

A new volume collecting Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #20-25! In this volume, Brainiac wants to bring the deceased Dream Girl back from the dead, and only the mind of a deadly enemy can help.
192 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 25.

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #6
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello, art by Eric Battle, Prentis Rollins and Cliff Chiang, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

Crispus Allen cannot crack the case that links him to his monstrous alter ego...the Spectre! The Phantom Stranger appears to offer his own uncanny insights! Plus, Dr. 13's reality-bending riot continues! With Anthro, Genius Jones, Captain Fear, Primate Patrol, Haunted Tank, and more!
48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 14.

TEEN TITANS #45
Written by Geoff Johns, art Tony Daniel and Jonathan Glapion, cover by Daniel.

It's Deathstroke versus his son and daughter -- Jericho and Ravager -- with the lives of the Teen Titans hanging in the balance. Will Wonder Girl and Robin be able to shake themselves free from the monster Superboy: Match? Plus, secrets are revealed about Miss Martian and Kid Devil, and changes are in store for Raven and Cyborg!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

WONDER WOMAN #5
Written by Allan Heinberg, art and cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson.

Concluding the 5-part story "Who is Wonder Woman?" The combined forces of Wonder Woman's transformed rogues gallery declare all-out war on the amazing Amazon, compelling the all-new Wonder Woman to mend fences and join forces with her predecessor and with Wonder Girl if she's going to survive to finally answer the question: "Who Is Wonder Woman?"
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

WONDER WOMAN #6
Written by Jodi Picoult, art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder, a cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Author Jodi Picoult (The 10th Circle, Sister's Keeper) takes the writing reins, setting Wonder Woman on a collision course with her long-missing people, the Amazons! Special Agent Diana Prince of the Department of Metahuman Affairs is assigned the impossible task of capturing Wonder Woman! How she can capture herself is just the start of Wonder Woman's problems, as Diana Prince must relearn how to exist as a human woman and a deadly foe begins closing a net on the Amazon Warrior that will lead to a catastrophic outcome!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

WONDER WOMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Written by Charles Moulton and various, art by H.G. Peter and various, cover by Alex Ross.

The greatest adventures of the world's most renowned super-heroine are collected in one volume for the first time. From her beginnings in the early 1940s to today's epics, these are the stories that made Wonder Woman a comic book legend. Included in this anthology are Wonder Woman's origin story, plus her epic battles with the Cheetah, Dr. Psycho and others.
192 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 18.

WILDSTORM TITLES
GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #1

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Ryan Benjamin and Saleem Crawford, cover by Benjamin.

Grifter and Midnighter -- two of the WildStorm Universe's titans -- come together for a wild ride of a mini-series. These heroes are desperate, burned out, hair-trigger bad boys who are down on their luck -- and now they're set on a collision course that will either save the planet or destroy it.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

WORLDSTORM #2
Written by Keith Giffen, Christos Gage and others, art by Phil Jimenez, Ryan Sook and others, cover by J. Scott Campbell.

A sequel to the hit WorldStorm #1! In this collection of short stories, see a solo adventure of the Wildcats' Voodoo by Keith Giffen and Phil Jimenez, and catch up with Zealot's daughter Savant as she helps introduce a new take on a classic WildStorm Universe hero in a story by Christos Gage and Ryan Sook! Plus, a double-page pinup of the WorldStorm Universe by Phil Jimenez!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

DEATHBLOW #4
Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Carlos D'Anda, variant cover by Brian Bolland.

Michael Cray is convinced everyone's out to get him, especially his young children. Is he losing his mind...or just waking up?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

GEN13 #6
Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Talent Caldwell.

A vicious battle with the psychotic Heaven Zeleven leaves the unprepared Gen13 kids shattered and divided, perhaps permanently. Is there a traitor in the ranks? The high-octane superhero madness continues!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

WILDCATS #2
Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, variant cover by Erik Larsen.

A deadly super-villain escapes from a prison space station by leaping to Earth. The Wildcats, in order to capture him and still maintain their covert status, must use all their cunning, strength and brains to stop him. All goes according to plan except for one little hiccup: He kills them all -- on live television!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

MIDNIGHTER #5
Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

The Midnighter returns to seek revenge on the man who sent him back in time, and the results aren't pleasant! Then again, is sickening violence really the answer, when the bad guys have planted a remote-controlled bomb in your chest? Find out as "Killing Machine" reaches its gruesome conclusion!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

STORMWATCH: PHD #5
Written by Christos N. Gage, art by Matthew Smith, cover by Doug Mahnke.

Jackson King is a man with many secrets, not all of them job-related. When he sits down with a reporter for an interview about how he reassembled Stormwatch, many of those secrets will be revealed, including the answer to the question fans have been asking since day one: How can Fahrenheit, Fuji, Winter and Hellstrike possibly be alive?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

WETWORKS #7
Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, cover by Whilce Portacio.

Featuring guest art by Peter Gross. Vascar and his swarm of vampires have taken over the Air Force base. But Red and Ab-Death are missing in action. Can Dane and Mother One stop the carnage alone?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

THE BOYS #9
Written by Garth Ennis, art and cover by Darick Robertson.

The game is afoot as Hughie and Butcher's murder investigation runs deeper into the Tek-Knight's background. The deeper they dig, though, the bigger the mystery. And what dark secret does Hughie have about the Tek-Knight and his headquarters?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

THUNDERBOLT JAXON TP
Written by Dave Gibbons, art by John Higgins, cover by Gibbons.

Collecting the 5-issue reimagining of a classic British hero! Jack, Billy and Saf are three ordinary, adventurous kids who make a startling discovery: a mystical Norse relic from the fourth century. All is well as they take their newly found treasure home -- unaware that it will lead to the rebirth of legendary British hero, Thunderbolt Jaxon!
128 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 25.

WILDSTORM FINE ARTS: SPOTLIGHT ON J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Written by J. Scott Campbell, art and cover by Campbell.

J. Scott Campbell's talents have grown at an incredible pace since joining WildStorm in the early '90s. His Gen13 and Danger Girl runs were best sellers and his renowned abilities make him one of the most sought-after cover artists working today. Now some of Campbell¹s best and rarest covers and pinups are collected here, along with a selection of pencil reproductions, accompanied by commentary from the artist. Featuring a striking new cover by Campbell!
40 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 14.

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #4
Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Neil Googe, variant cover by Gene Ha.

The townsfolk are stunned at the recent tragedies, but Sheriff Lindo is putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Is she any closer to catching the killer or will more citizens die before this story reaches its astounding conclusion?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

CLAW THE UNCONQUERED TP
Written by Chuck Dixon, art and cover by Andy Smith.

From the pages of the miniseries Red Sonja/Claw: The Devil's Hands comes the solo adventures of the cursed hero! Claw finds himself working as a mercenary when he learns of a dark prophecy that centers around him and his evil appendage...will Claw finally find the answers he seeks? Can he finally become a whole man?

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 1.

NINJA SCROLL #7
Written by J. Torres, art by Michael Chang Ting Yu, cover by Jonboy Meyers.

Jubei kills the creature he believes is threatening the villageŠbut instead of being thankful, the villagers turn on him! To save face and save his own skin, Jubei must then journey to the top of Mount Takao to confront the real threat.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

RED MENACE #5
Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DiMeo and Adam Brody, art by Jerry Ordway and Al Vey, cover by Ordway.

Imprisoned on Alcatraz, the Eagle discovers an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, the Eagle's protege, the Grey Falcon, hatches a plan to break his hero out...but will the Eagle's daughter help or hinder?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

FRIDAY THE 13TH #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Adam Archer and Peter Guzman, cover by Ryan Sook.

Jason is stalking and killing the teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake, fulfilling a vendetta from beyond the grave! But appearances are deceiving as the bodies pile up...will Sally awaken to reveal her terrifying tale?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #6
Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Kevin West and Bob Almond, cover by Ben Oliver.

Freddy is targeting the kids in possession of the Aztec manuscript, so they put their plan into motion. Will they be able to implement the necessary rituals in time? And they'll learn one terrible secret -- to summon the sleep demon, a human sacrifice is needed!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #5
Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Wesley Craig, cover by Darick Robertson.

The madness continues and the bodies pile up! Hooper and his FBI team fight for their lives as the entire psycho town turns against them...and Agent Baines goes head to head with Leatherface in a chainsaw duel no one's ever going to forget!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

VERTIGO TITLES
ARMY@LOVE #1

Written by Rick Veitch, art and cover by Veitch and Gary Erskine.

A subversive new ongoing series.
Comedy collides head on with tragedy when a New Jersey National Guard unit is deployed indefinitely to a never-ending series of wars in the Middle East. These are citizen soldiers -- kids fresh out of high school shoulder-to-shoulder with middle-aged corporate manager. To motivate them, a modernized military has gone into full, take-no-prisoners marketing mode.
Equal parts blistering battle action, sensuous soap opera and pitch-black satire in the vein of Preacher and Transmetropolitan, Army@Love is unlike anything Veitch -- or any other comics creator -- has ever attempted. And you won't believe your eyes when you see what it takes to become a member of The Hot Zone Club!
96 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 18.

100 BULLETS #82
Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Eduardo Risso, cover by Dave Johnson.

Sure, The Minutemen quit on them, but that doesn¹t mean The Trust no longer has deadly force at its fingertips. How deadly? Agent Graves and his crew are about to find out.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

AMERICAN VIRGIN #13
Written by Steven T. Seagle, art by Becky Cloonan, cover by Joshua Middleton.

Adam Chamberlain is looking for a few good women. Six women, to be exact. A godly vision has revealed a decidedly feminine kink to Adam¹s soul searching. And like Hercules before him, there's a lot of labor involved, literally. Will his status as America's leading virgin be upended by assisting in the birth of a child whose mother claims Adam is the father?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

AMERICAN SPLENDOR: ANOTHER DAY TP
Written by Harvey Pekar, art by Dean Haspiel, Eddie Campbell, Ty Templeton and others, cover by Haspiel.

Harvey Pekar returns to celebrate 30 years of autobiographical comics with his newest volume collecting the 4-issue mini-series.
136 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 7.

CROSSING MIDNIGHT #5
Written by Mike Carey, art by Jim Fern and Mark Pennington, cover by J.H. Williams III.

Part 2 of "Cut Here." During the conflict with Lord Aratsu, the twins' father Yasuo has been alternately absentee, distracted and anxious. Now, in his effort to save Toshi, Kai will be brought face-to-face with his father's deadly secret as well as the extreme world of urban violence and yakuza treachery.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

DEADMAN #8
Written by Bruce Jones, art and cover by John Watkiss.

Deadman returns from contacting his comatose father in an alternate dimension to find that Sarah has been attacked and her pregnancy, apparently, terminated. But thousands of miles away, a complete stranger finds herself either mysteriously or miraculously with child.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

DMZ #17
Written by Brian Wood, art by Riccardo Burchielli, cover by Wood.

The conclusion of the 5-part "Public Works." With tensions between Trustwell, Inc., the United Nations, the terrorist cell and, of course, the residents of the DMZ at fever pitch, it's once again up to reluctant hero Matty Roth to quiet the storm -- but when he finally exposes himself as an undercover journalist, things get so much worse.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

THE EXTERMINATORS #15
Written by Simon Oliver, art by Tony Moore and John Lucas, cover by Philip Bond.

"Lies of Our Fathers," Part 3 of 4. Secrets from Henry's prison past are catching up with him. Crone is determined to take the Brotherhood in an insidious new direction. And he's going to make Henry a part of it, whether Henry wants to be or not. Meanwhile, Mrs. Perez seeks professional help for her problem with small furry things.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

FABLES #59
Written by Bill Willingham, art by various, cover by James Jean.

Over the span of the Fables series, including specials and harcovers and such, readers have had a few questions about this and that. For example: Who caught the bouquet at Snow's wedding? Well, this issue is dedicated to resolving those questions, clearing up those dangling odds and ends. And being Fables, we're going to answer those questions with a series of funny, entertaining, short-short stories, illustrated by an amazing assortment of artists, including Eric Shanower and Barry Kitson
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

HELLBLAZER #230
Written by Andy Diggle, art by Leonardo Manco, cover by Lee Bermejo.

Welcoming aboard Andy Diggle as the new ongoing writer of John Constantine: Hellblazer. Constantine is back in "the smoke" and back on his game. But when he finds himself handcuffed to a post in the River Thames with the tide rising around him, he has some fast talking to do if he wants to live to see the dawn. Of course, this is no ordinary gangland execution -- and Constantine is no ordinary victim...
It all goes down in Part 1 of the 2-part "In at the Deep End," featuring the talents of master horror artist Leonard Manco, with vivid covers by Lee Bermejo.
"John Constantine has been the best character in comics for 20 years now, and I¹m relishing the chance to deliver some old-school supernatural horror with a social conscience," says Diggle.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

HELLBLAZER: REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL TP
Written by Mike Carey, art by Leonardo Manco, Giuseppe Camuncoli and others, cover by Lee Bermejo.

Collecting issues #201-206 of the signature Vertigo series. Follow John Constantine as he tries desperately to control the damage wrought by his demon-spawned children on the world at large -- as well as on his friends and family.
144 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 18.

JACK OF FABLES #9
Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, art by Tony Akins and Andrew Pepoy, cover by James Jean.

Jack has landed in Las Vegas and even Sin City isn't prepared for him -- especially not when the Pathetic Fallacy is his new sidekick. Then again, Jack has a lovely (and filthy rich) new bride who seems determined to see him settle down. And Jack seems content to let her try. Could it possibly be "Happily ever after" time? If that's true, then what's with all of the evil, gun-toting Belgians?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

LOVELESS #17
Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Werther Dell'Edera, cover by Marcelo Frusin.

As Blackwater suffers under the crushing boot of a sadistic Federal captain, Ruth finds herself an unlikely ally, and in an even more unlikely position.Will she have to save Blackwater before she can burn it down?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 28.

NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS' STARDUST HARDCOVER
Written by Neil Gaiman, art and cover by Charles Vess.

A new oversized hardcover edition of the classic tale, soon to be a major motion picture!
In a Victorian-era tale of magic and romance, young Tristran Thorn falls in love with the town beauty and must go on an incredible coming-of-age journey in order to capture her heart. Living in the small countryside town of Wall, one night Tristran vows to his beloved to retrieve a fallen star that they witnessed crashing down from the heavens. Now to gain his love's hand, he must leave behind his home and embark on a journey that will define the meaning of true love. Told through breathtaking painted illustrations, this fairy tale for adults is a true masterpiece in storytelling.
This new edition features a new cover painting and an expanded sketchbook section by Vess as well as never-before-seen preliminary material from Gaiman
256 pages, $39.99, in stores on May 2.

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #4
Written by John Ney Rieber, art by Eric Nguyen, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

The new Sandman faces a terrible test. Jerusalem is burning and Kieran Marshall, the new Sandman, must search through the flames first for Devon, who has a bomb strapped to his chest, then for the kidnapped children Alia and Omar -- all before the bomb explodes.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 5: DR. DEATH AND THE NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER TP
Written by Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle, art by Guy Davis and Vince Locke, cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning

Reprinting issues #21-28 of the legendary Vertigo series, this volume follows Wesley Dodds through two new cases of serial murderers, each more grisly than the last.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 14.

SCALPED #3
Written by Jason Aaron, art by R.M. Guéra, cover by Jock.

"Indian Country," part 3 of 3. After a harrowing shoot-out with the notorious "Burn Victims," Dash Bad Horse goes looking for answers and quickly finds them during a "gentlemanly conversation" with Chief Red Crow. Meanwhile, Red Crow's daughter, Carol, has her sights set on Dash, and she¹s not the type of girl who hears "no" very often.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

TESTAMENT #16
Written by Douglas Rushkoff, art by Peter Gross and Gary Erskine, cover by Liam Sharp.

Concluding the epic 4-part story "Babel." Double-crossed by their adversaries, the Bible's gods must find a way to bring down both Marduk and his tower before humans throughout time penetrate the timeless realm of the deities. But in this final battle, the Gods must rely on humans Jake and Dinah for their salvation.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 21.

Y: THE LAST MAN #55
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan, Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.

Co-creator Pia Guerra returns for Part 1 of the 5-part "Whys and Wherefores," the last arc leading up to the final issue of the series. Boarding the Trans-Siberian railroad for France, Agent 355 escorts Yorick Brown on the last leg of his quest to find his one true love. This issue includes a Sneak Peak at Army@Love #1.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 7.

JOHNNY DC TITLES
THE BATMAN STRIKES! #31
Written by Matt Manning, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Dave McCaig.

Batman has only one night to solve a baffling kidnapping in Gotham. The problem? The police think he's the kidnapper! The catch? They're right! With the mind-controlling Spellbinder in his head, the Dark Knight must unravel the secrets of this perfect crime before it's too late!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 14.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #31
Written by Adam Beechen, art by Dave Santana, cover by Ty Templeton.

Metamorpho is a one-man League and doesn't need any help! Or so he thinks. Will anyone help him once he gets in over his head?
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 7.

TEEN TITANS GO! #41
Written by J. Torres, art by Johane Matte and Sanford Greene, cover by Todd Nauck.

The Teen Titans battle a slew of new female villains -- Marionette, Joy Stick, Pink X and Mad Maud -- all modeled after some of their deadliest villains. Can Robin and the gang discover the secret behind them?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 28.

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #11
Written by Robbie Busch, George Krstic and Jim Alexander, art by Dario Brizuela, Bill Wray, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Matthew I. Jenkins and DeCarlo.

Ben needs a haircut -- but he'd rather be kicking alien butt! And it looks like his wish just might be grantedŠ
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 14.

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #31
Written by Jennifer Keating Moore, Amy Rogers and Robbie Busch, art by Stephanie Gladden, Christopher Cook, Scott Roberts, Mike DeCarlo, Scott McRae and Bob Harper, cover by Robert Pope and Mike DeCarlo.

Frankie is a cool girl to have around Foster's Home, but what about two of her? This won't be pretty! Plus, the Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Laboratory!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 28.

LOONEY TUNES #148
Written by Earl Kress and Robbie Busch, art by Leo Batic, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Ruben Torreiro and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Scott Gross

Sylvester and Tweety go on a camping trip with Granny. Unfortunately, the locals aren't the most welcoming folks.
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 7.

SCOOBY-DOO #118
Written by Sholly Fisch, Scott Peterson and John Rozum, art by Scott Jeralds, Tim Levins and various, cover by Pope and McRae.

When the Scooby gang stops at mansion on a dark and stormy night, they find themselves at a dinner party where the host is missing and every guest is a suspect! Plus, when a ghost haunts a famous reality TV show, Mystery, Inc. must spend the night fixing up "This Old Haunted House."
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 21.

MAD #476
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

More laughs than you can shake a stick at! If you're into shaking sticks, that is.
48 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on March 7.

MAD CLASSICS #13
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

A jam-packed new issue, 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 March 14.

CMX TITLES
CANON VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Chika Shiomi.

This suspenseful, supernatural series tells the tale of Canon, the only student to escape from a bloody vampire attack that took the lives of her fellow classmates and turned her into one of the undead. Struggling against the terrible needs that compel her, Canon commits herself to use her powers for good and do whatever she can to avenge the deaths of her friends and her own terrible fate. Joining forces with a talking, vampire crow, she begins her quest to find Rodd, Lord of the Vampires.
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 18.

MEGATOKYO VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Fred Gallagher.

Collecting chapters seven and eight of the popular online comic! Largo is way off his game, and even the efforts of the class president and a brave hamster may not be enough to get him going again. Piro is worried about his friend, but his biggest concern is the safety of a certain voice actress who finds herself the center of attention of a massive fanboy horde. This edition includes bonus material.
240 pages, black and white, $10.99, in stores on April 25.

DENSHA OTOKO VOL. 3
Written by Hitori Nakano, illustrated by Wataru Watanabe.

The saga concludes! The shy "Train Man" is invited to the home of Hermess, the girl he rescued and has been awkwardly trying to pursue. But he doesn't know that her friend, the girl from the Channel 2 chat room who has been following Train's story, is hovering just upstairs! Then Hermess goes away on vacation, and Train decides that he is going to tell her how he really feels about her when she returns.
208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 11.

CIPHER VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita.

Cipher arrives in L.A. looking for a fresh start. His new roommate is a college student, a total slob and a party animal. He introduces Cipher to his circle of friends, including a young woman who catches Cipher's eye. Back in New York, Anise is worried because Siva's dyed his hair and is hitting the club scene hard. Then Siva meets a mysterious new guy who he quickly places in a familiar role.
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 4.

GALS VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii.

Can the communication breakdown between Ran and Tatsukichi ever be repaired? Will it take a miracle for Ran to graduate from high school? If these weren't big enough problems, a stolen backpack and a scary accident combine to put all the Gals on edge. But then it's off to Hawaii for fun in the sun and a big surprise! And don't miss the return of Purple Panther X!
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 25.

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba.

Yukari -- in the guise of male agent Yutaka -- is now managing her friend Ryo's career for the Peacock agency. Ryo's minor role in a show has unexpected consequences when a bump on the head turns him into an improvisational wizard. Suddenly, his star may be on the rise, leading the agency's President to want to turn over his career management to someone else's care!
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 25.

THE RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa.

Gertrude must rescue Sahara from Claude, Gertrude¹s evil creator. She¹s held in Claude¹s magically induced slumber. If Gertrude tries to awaken Sahara, a counter-spell will destroy her. Claude wants to release the soul of his late wife, trapped inside the body of the man-made demon Gertrude when Claude first created him. Now the only way Gertrude may be able to save Sahara is by sacrificing himself!
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 18.

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 13
Written and illustrated by Oh! great.

While in hiding, a ghostly visitor from her past inspires Maya's to get back into action. Soichiro tries to escape from the underground lair of his father, Sohaku, but is captured by a member of "F" with mind-control powers. She's out to brainwash Soichiro into becoming a savage killer. Meanwhile, a hospitalized Bob gets a whole new look! This title has been edited for U.S. Release.
208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 11.

VS. VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada.

On the verge of their violin competition, Nachi confesses her love to Reiji. Then Nachi finds herself forced to confront the abuse within her family. Aoi, Reiji's main rival, faces a death in his own family, which taxes his weakened heart. Despite their teacher's advice, he's not going to give up playing without a fight...and it's going to get physical!
208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 11.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Pop Artifact! Superman muscle-building kit





Pop Culture Roundup: Dec. 8, 2006

Tonight's episode of "Battlestar Galactica" was penned by Jane Espenson, the writer responsible for some of the best "Buffy the Vampire" scripts.

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If you want it.

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Remembering John Lennon: Luxuria Radio is playing all Beatles covers today.

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Remembering some more: Hear Lennon's infamous 1971 Rolling Stone interview.

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Sharity: It's Christmas country style.

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New and upcoming action figures Dec. 8, 2006

Complete List of Marvel Legends Action Figures
Complete List of DC Direct Action Figures

Here's a look at action figures available via your local comics shop or via the TIP!-supporting links below:

DC Direct Action Figures

Alex Ross JLA series 5 action figures
--Brainiac
--Lex Luthor
--Green Arrow
--Martian Manhunter
--Red Tornado
--Translucent Martian Manhunter

Batman Through the Ages
--Box Set

Batman/Superman Series 4
--Batzarro
--Bizarro
--Superwoman
--Batwoman
--Batman Beyond
--Kryptonite Batman

DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
--Batman
--Wonder Woman
--Lobo
--Superman

DC 13-inch Figures
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Green Lantern
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Lex Luthor
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Two-Face
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Superman
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Shazam

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 2
--Red Son Batman
--Red Son President Superman
--Kingdom Come Jade
--Kingdom Come Spectre and Norman McKay
--Gotham By Gaslight Batman

Elseworlds Action Figures Series 3
--Supergirl
--Batgirl
--Nightstar
--Kingdom Come Aquaman
--Red Son Green Lantern

First Appearance Series 4
--Blue Beetle translucent
--Blue Beetle
--Brave New World Atom
--Warlord
--Brave New World Martian Manhunter
--Brave New World Aquaman

Infinite Crisis Action Figures Series 1
--Powergirl
--Omac
--Mongul
--Earth Prime Superboy
--Alexander Luthor

JSA Action Figures
--Mr. Terrific
--Hawkgirl
--Dr. Midnite
--Hourman
--Golden Age Atom 2-pack

Hanna Barbera Series 2 Action Figures
--Captain Caveman
--Fred Flintstone and Dino
--Johnny Quest
--Magilla Gorilla
--Penelope Pitstop and Muttley
--Tom and Jerry
--Yogi Bear
--Flintstones at the Drive-In

Hanna Barbera Series 3 Action Figures
--Fred Flintstone Quittin' Time
--Twinkle Toes Fred Flintstone
--Great Grape Ape
--Huckleberry Hound
--The Jetsons
--Secret Squirrel
--Snagglepuss

Hasbro Spider-Man Origins Figures
--Set of 8
--Spider-Man
--Spider-Man Venom costume
--Green Goblin
--Doctor Octopus
--Iron Spider-Man
--Wolverine
--Captain America
--Daredevil

Lost series 2 action figures
--Crash site box set
--Sawyer
--Jin
--Sayid
--Desmond
--Sun
--Mr. Eko

Marvel Figure Factory Sets
--Angel
--Beast
--Black Costume Spider-Man
--Deadpool
--Invisible Woman
--Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Action Figures

Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures Series 1
--Emma Frost
--Ultimate Iron Man
--Movie Beast
--Planet Hulk
--Banshee
--Hercules

Hasbro Marvel Legends Action Figures Series 2
--Wolverine
--She-Hulk
--Yellow Jacket
--Quick Silver
--Lord Asgard Thor
--Magneto Xorn
--X3 Jean Grey
--First Appearance Storm

Marvel Legends Series 15
--Mandarin
--Beta Ray Bill
--Moon Knight
--Spider-Woman (variant)
--Quicksilver (variant)
--Thor-Buster Iron Man
--Wasp (variant)
--Captain Marvel (variant)

Marvel Legends Icons 13-inch Action Figures Series 3 Action Figures
--Spider-Man
--Spider-Man Variant
--Beast
--Beast Variant

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 13-inch Series 1 Action Figures
--Wolverine
--Thor

Marvel Legends Masterworks Sets
--Spider-Man Vs. Green Goblin
--Fantastic Four Vs. Mole Man
--Hulk Vs. The Thing
--Galactus Vs. Everybody

Marvel Select Figures

Best of Marvel Select Figures
--Grey Hulk
--Thanos
--Ultimate Spider-Man
--Green Goblin

Marvel Studios
--Dr. Doom with Mask
--Dr. Doom unmasked

Star Wars Transformers
--Millennium Falcon With Han Solo and Chewbacca

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pop Artifact: Lego trees

Pop Culture Roundup Dec. 7, 2006

Fred Hembeck reviews the Beatles' Love and shares the awesome custom cover he whipped up for me several months back! It's now framed and has pride of place on my office wall:



Best Batman Sites.
Best Beatles Sites.

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Tobey McGuire is all Spider-Manned out.

"Spider-Man 3 might be a good place to stop". He is not tied contractually to any more Spider-Man movies and, while he is not completely closed to the idea of another one, he says "the odds were in favour of this being the last one".

Best Spider-Man Sites.

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Will Rachel McAdams play "Pepper" Potts in the upcoming Iron Man film?



Best Marvel Comics Sites.

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Here's are some prototype pics of the TV Batmobile Hot Wheels has planned for next year. There'll be several different versions and sizes. See more and bigger pics at the Hot Wheels Collectors.







Best Toy Car Sites.

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TV Guide talks to Joss Whedon about the new "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" comics series, which picks up where the TV show ended.



Best Buffy Sites.

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The Absorbacon loves the Phanton Stranger.

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There's a new Beatles beatleg podcast up.

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Sharity: Musical Christmas tidings from Fred Flintstone.

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Oh for crying out loud...

Could somebody please oust the idiots in charge of publishing, editing, writing and drawing Marvel Comics these days? Thanks.

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Upcoming from TwoMorrows Publishing


ALTER EGO 65
edited by Roy THOMAS

Alter Ego 65 spotlights Nick CARDY—artist of Golden Age Quality &
Silver
Age DC—with a fantabulous new cover by CARDY, done especially for the
issue, and featuring his greatest heroes! Also inside is a free-ranging
interview with Nick that doesn’t just duplicate what’s come before,
conducted by Jim AMASH! Tons of CARDY (and VISCARDI) artwork from
Quality & DC—plus the work of Will EISNER, Neal ADAMS, Carmine
INFANTINO, Jim APARO, Ramona FRADON, Curt SWAN, Joe ORLANDO, Bob HANEY,
Mike SEKOWSKY, et al.! Plus FCA (Fawcett Collectors of America) with
Marc SWAYZE, Michael T. GILBERT and Mr. Monster’s Comic Crypt
(featuring
evil-twin covers with Superman and Wonder Woman)—and MORE!

The 100 page (plus cover), saddle-stitched 8 1/2" x 11" magazine with a
full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $6.95 in the
U.S. and ships 14 February 2007.


BLUE BEETLE COMPANION
by Chris IRVING

The Blue Beetle debuted in 1939, rivaling such icons as Superman and
Batman for longevity in comics, but not in popularity until his recent
death and resurrection as a result of DC Comics’ hit Infinite Crisis
series. Now, Comic Book Artist magazine’s Christopher Irving explores
the history and uncovers the secrets lurking under the cover of the
character’s comics in The Blue Beetle Companion! Follow his 60+ years
of
evolution—from the world of Fox Comics to an in-depth history of
Charlton Comics—all the way to the hall of today’s DC Comics. Find
out
what really happened to infamous Golden Age publisher Victor FOX, and
get an in-depth look at the Blue Beetle radio show and Jack “King”
KIRBY’s Blue Beetle comic strip. Also, presented for the first time
since 1939: the first appearance of The Blue Beetle from Mystery Men
Comics #1! Featuring interviews with Will EISNER, Joe SIMON, Joe GILL,
Roy THOMAS, Geoff JOHNS, Cully HAMNER, Keith GIFFEN, Len WEIN, and
others, plus never-before-seen Blue Beetle designs by Alex ROSS and
Alan
WEISS, as well as artwork by Will EISNER, Charles NICHOLAS, Steve
DITKO,
Kevin MAGUIRE, and more! It also features an introduction by Tom
DeHAVEN, the acclaimed author of the novel It’s Superman! and Derby
Dugan’s Depression Funnies. Featuring a new cover by current Blue
Beetle
artist Cully HAMNER, this is the ultimate look at one of comicdom’s
longest-living heroes!

The 128 page, 8 1/2" x 11" Trade Paperback with full color cover and
black-and-white interiors retails for $16.95 in the U.S. and ships 21
February 2007.

MODERN MASTERS VOLUME ELEVEN: CHARLES VESS
by Chris IRVING and Eric NOLEN-WEATHINGTON

Enchanting—that is the best word to describe the artwork of Charles
VESS. Whether with his book illustrations, his paintings, or his comic
book stories, Vess’ work has enchanted readers for years. The winner
of
two World Fantasy Awards (one with Neil GAIMAN for Best Short Story for
Sandman #19; the second for Best Artist for Gaiman’s novel, Stardust,
which will be a major motion picture in early 2007) and two Eisner
Awards, Charles Vess has proven himself to be one of the greatest
fantasy artists of our time. Chris Irving and Eric Nolen-Weathington
are
proud to present an in-depth look into Vess’ career and creative
process
in this latest volume of the Modern Masters series. This 120-page book
features a career-spanning interview with tons of art, including many
rare and unpublished pieces, a large gallery, and an 8-page color
section on this true Modern Master: Charles Vess!

The 128 page, 8 1/2" x 11" Trade Paperback with full color cover,
black-and-white interiors and an 8-page color section retails for
$14.95
in the U.S. and ships 21 February 2007.