Saturday, March 17, 2007

DC Comics June 2007 solicitations

Previous DC Comics solicitations:
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007

Written by Paul Dini
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Simone Bianchi
Zatanna guest-stars in Part 1 of a 2-part tale of magic, murder and madness by Paul Dini! When her former assistant is killed in a dangerous trick gone wrong, the Maid of Magic turns to Batman to uncover the real circumstances behind the young woman’s death, leading them to a confrontation with the mysterious illusionist Ivar Loxias — and an ultimately terrifying revelation.
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III
The Batmen of All Nations reunite for a weekend of fine food and nostalgia, but an unexpected visitor has other plans for the gathering. Batman, Robin, and the rest of the Club of Heroes find themselves trapped and at the mercy of a dangerous madman on the Island of Mister Mayhew!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
The final chapter of the inaugural arc, “Rules of Engagement,” pits the newly augmented Batman against Lex Luthor’s burgeoning LexCorp in a battle drawing the boundary lines for Gotham City.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
Violence and the chaos hit home for Catwoman! Reverberations of this issue will be felt all through the DCU, starting in Countdown!
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Andy Kubert, John Van Fleet and Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Kubert & Delperdang

“Clever and colorful . . . Batman fans should be more than happy.”

Comic-book legends Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, SEVEN SOLDIERS) and Andy Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, 1602) join forces to bring you an unforgettable tale of the Dark Knight in this hardcover edition collecting BATMAN #655-658 and 663-666!
Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he may have a son. And sparks fly when the new addition to the Bat-family is introduced to Robin, the Boy Wonder. Which one will be chosen to carry on the legacy as Gotham’s protector?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Ryan Sook
A new story arc exploring the lost year of Dick Grayson’s life, after he dropped out of college and before the New Teen Titans formed! It’s the year that changed his life, during which he made a fateful decision. Now a friend, a foe, and a love from the past have returned from the darkness to haunt him!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #163
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher
It’s Tim Drake’s first Father’s Day as Bruce Wayne’s adopted son, and he wants everything to be just right. Unfortunately, the justice-crazed supervillains known as The Jury pick that very day to go on a murder spree in Gotham City!
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Paul Dini and Judd Winick
Art by Bruce Timm, Joe Chiodo and others \
Cover by Timm
Paul Dini and Bruce Timm —two of the masterminds behind Batman: The Animated Series — join forces in this volume collecting the miniseries BATMAN: HARLEY AND IVY! Also included is the special: HARLEY AND IVY: LOVE ON THE LAM by Judd Winick and Joe Chiodo, plus a newly-colored story rom BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 2!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 18 • 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Dave McKean
Reoffered to coincide with Grant Morrison’s BATMAN AND SON HC, don’t miss this stellar volume that helped launch his U.S. career. This special edition includes Morrison's complete original script annotated by himself and editor Karen Berger, many original thumbnail breakdowns, step-by-step samples of how the story and art came together and much more!
On sale June 6 • 212 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS • RELIST

Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner
Art and cover by Adam Kubert
Part 4 of the landmark “Last Son” story, by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and Adam Kubert! 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!
Retailers: 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. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 (3-D edition), $2.99 (Standard Edition)

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
Who is Squad K? In the wake of Superman's confrontation with Arion of Atlantis, his place in Metropolis is changed, maybe forever. Now he's got to take on an elite force dedicated to taking him down by any means possible — with the fate of the entire planet in the balance! "Camelot Falls" roars toward its epic conclusion! Guest-starring the JLA, the JSA and more.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant
Cover by Quitely
The Daily Planet regulars hole up as the terrifying Bizarro plague spreads across Metropolis! Superman’s trapped in the reverse madness of a dying Bizarro World! It’s ALL STAR thrills from every angle, delivered by Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant!
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99

Written by Mark Verheiden & Marc Guggenheim
Art and cover by Pat Lee & Craig Yeung
The final chapter of the Metal Men’s return! Will Superman and Batman be able to stop Brainiac with Magnus' robots on his side? And what does Bruce have hidden away that’s so vital?
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolf
Variant cover by Claudio Castellini
Get ready for an epic tale written by Alan Burnett (Batman Beyond, The Superman/Batman Adventures animated series) with art by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN) & Derek Fridolf! This haunting 6-part story arc will challenge Batman’s and Superman’s very souls, and could only be titled “Torment.”
Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolf; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Claudio Castellini, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Alé Garza & Marlo Alquiza
Cover by Garza & Richard Friend
It’s Supergirl vs. Supergirl in an issue guest-starring the Man of Steel! Meanwhile, phantoms from the Zone have taken over the planet. Will the real Kara triumph over the threat?
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by various
Art by various Cover by Brian Bolland
Cub reporter Jimny Olsen stars in this light-hearted volume collecting his most memorable adventures from the late 1950s and 1960s, guest-starring Superman! Jimmy undergoes startling transformations into Elastic Lad, The Wolf-Man of Metropolis, The Human Porcupine and more in these stories from SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jerry Siegel, John Byrne and others
Art by Joe Shuster, Curt Swan, Byrne and others
Cover by Swan and various
Don’t miss this 48-page Special originally included in the SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES ACTION FIGURE BOX SET! Included here are classic Superman stories from ever era, from ACTION COMICS #1, THE AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN, and SUPERMAN #7 (1987), plus pin-ups and more!
On sale June 6 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Story by Paul Dini
47 written by Sean McKeever; art by Al Barrionuevo
46 written by Jimmy Palmiotti& Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saiz
45 written by Tony Bedard; art by Jim Calafiore
44 written by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Covers by Ed Benes
This year-long weekly series featuring a cast of hundreds kicks into high gear in its second month, under the watchful eye of head writer Paul Dini! See Mary Marvel undergo a surprising transformation! Learn why Donna Troy and Jason Todd are integral players in a cosmic chess game! And see Jimmy Olsen as you’ve never seen him before!

The COUNTDOWN is on…so begins the end!
COUNTDOWN 47 on sale June 6
COUNTDOWN 46 on sale June 13
COUNTDOWN 45 on sale June 20
COUNTDOWN 44 on sale June 27
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

52 VOL. 2 TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid
Breakdowns by Keith GiffenArt by various
Cover by J.G. Jones
Continue to explore the DCU’s lost year in the second volume of a 4-book collection featuring death, danger, romance, terror and the never-ending search for heroism! This 304-page volume — sporting a new cover by J.G. Jones — contains the lead stories from 52 WEEKS 14-26, plus commentary on each issue by creators and editors, conceptual drawings, sketch material, thumbnails and more!
52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Mike Norton & Dan Green
Cover by Ladrönn
Beginning a sweeping 4-part story arc that will change the history of the Atom! Ryan Choi makes the fateful decision to proactively seek his predecessor and learn where he went at the end of IDENTITY CRISIS!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art and cover by Pete Woods
The Amazons’ war against America continues!
The JLA protects the nation's heartland, but as panic spreads across the continent, public sentiment turns against the military and the heroes. Frustrated and finding their loyalties torn, Supergirl and Wonder Girl take matters into their own hands, but their solution to the conflict may make things worse!
On sale June 27 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tad Williams
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Paul Rivoche
Can Aquaman’s most formidable adversary control Sub Diego? And is Arthur alone enough to stop him?
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux
A final confrontation pits Spy Smasher’s Birds of Prey against Catman's Secret Six in Russia for the soul of one of DC’s most beloved heroines! Oh, and Oracle hasn’t given up on getting her team back either!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez
A couple of easy riders head out on the highway…get ready for the most unlikely team of all: Supergirl and Lobo!
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rogers
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Cully Hamner
Eclipso returns in a tie-in to COUNTDOWN! What’s brought the wrathful entity back from her solar orbit? The first clues are in this issue as the Beetle faces her newest attempt to claim a human host!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Matthew Clark
Part 5 of “Checkout,” continued from OUTSIDERS #48!
They say politics makes for strange bedfellows, and as their mission with the Outsiders reaches the end stage, the Royals are about to discover how many different meanings that has…

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Hal Jordan has been framed for murder in this new hardcover collecting GREEN LANTERN #14-20! Now Hal is on the run from a legion of intergalactic bounty hunters and the new Global Guardians. Can he clear his name and discover who put a price on his head?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Dave Gibbons
Art by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
Cover by Gleason & Christian Alamy
All hell breaks loose in the forests of Mogo as Lanterns old and new confront the ghosts of their pasts, and the sentient planet must make a desperate sacrifice to defeat the enemy within.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Guggenheim
Art by Tony S. Daniel & Art Thibert
Cover by Tony S. Daniel
The Flash must make the choice he was offered at the beginning of “Full Throttle.” And you won’t want to miss the stunning full version of this cover — but you only can catch it when this issue races into stores!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver and Dave Gibbons
Cover by Van Sciver
The stellar creative team of the sell-out GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH miniseries — Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver — reunites for an extra-sized Special, igniting an intergalactic war that will explode in the pages of GREEN LANTERN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS!
Hal Jordan has struggled to regain his reputation. Kyle Rayner has suffered great personal loss and reluctantly gained great power. Guy Gardner's trust in the Guardians is wavering. John Stewart's unbreakable loyalty soon will be tested. Together, these four men are the Green Lanterns of Earth…but why are so many Earthmen recruited into the Corps? What is their ultimate rolel in the future of the universe? And how will the secret of the rings’ power threaten the Guardians and affect Hal Jordan's future?
Sinestro was called the “greatest” of the Green Lanterns; now the renegade has vowed to bring terror to the universe he once protected. The worst murderers, thieves and deviants in the universe have gathered into Sinestro's Corps for one purpose: to instill great fear. Armed with the truth behind Parallax, Sinestro's intergalactic insurgents strike hard and fast at the very heart of the Green Lantern Corps. The Sinestro Corps is about to change everything you know about the Green Lanterns. Fear them. Everyone else will.
Plus, a 6-page backup story by Johns and Dave Gibbons (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, WATCHMEN) — “The Origin of Sinestro”!
On sale June 27 • 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US Edited by Peter Tomasi

Written by Jack Kirby
Art and cover by Kirby and Mike Royer
Continuing the 4-book series collecting the work of
Jack Kirby! DC collects 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.
In this second volume, collecting NEW GODS #4-6 ,FOREVER PEOPLE #4-6, JIMMY OLSEN #141-145 and MISTER MIRACLE #4-6 , the evil Darkseid’s schemes continue to unfold while the New Gods, Forever People, Mr. Miracle and other heroes battle his many minions!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 22 • 396 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Jack Kirby and Dave Wood
Art by Kirby, Bruno Premiani, Marvin Stein, and others
Cover by Kirby
Reoffered to coincide with JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 2! This volume reprints the original 1950s tales of four death defying adventurers and their impossible and unimaginable exploits.
On sale June 6 • 157 pg, FC, $39.99 US • Relist

Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby and Mike Royer
Cover by Kirby
Reoffered to coincide with JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 2! In these tales from KAMANDI #1-10 (1972-1973), Kamandi —one of the few survivors of the Great Disaster — must make his way in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders!
On sale June 6 • 244 pg, FC, $49.99 US • Relist

Written by Brad Meltzer
Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope
Cover by Michael Turner
Variant cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and superstar artist Ed Benes bring you the final chapter of "The Lightning Saga," as the villains are revealed!
Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross
Cover by Ross
A few twists and turns remain in this amazing tale of the alliance of the world’s most fearsome villains! And against the wild landscape of hundreds of heroes and their foes, smaller, more intimate human dramas are played out. Don’t miss the remarkable conclusion to the remarkable 12-issue maxiseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite!
Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers by Alex Ross that may be ordered separately. Cover A (featuring heroes) and Cover B (featuring villains) may be ordered individually in any quantity. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale June 13 • 12 of 12 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
The moment we thought we’d never see is here: Green Arrow finally asks the Black Canary for her hand in marriage in this special extra-sized final issue! After the tumultuous, on-and-off relationship they’ve shared throughout the years, what answer will Dinah give Ollie?
On sale June 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US • Final Issue

Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Carlos D’Anda
Cover by Howard Porter
Part 3 of the 5-part “Kid Amazo.” It’s time to start picking sides…but will Amazo sit still for his only “son” choosing the hero’s path? Not likely!
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri
Art and cover by Matt Haley & Jerome Moore
The 2-part story concludes as Wildcat’s investigation into an underground superhuman gambling ring results in a surprising discovery about himself!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Howard Chaykin
After centuries at the mercy of his curse, Hawkgirl tracks down Hath-Set and faces the fate of the Hawks head-on!
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Phil Noto
Jonah Hex gets reunited with an old “friend,” and when they set off to take care of some unfinished business, the West gets real hot, real fast!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick & Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Matthew Clark & Wayne Faucher
Part 4 of “Checkout,” crossing over with CHECKMATE! Pinned down on Oolong Island and losing men, the joint Checkmate/Outsiders force must find a way to hide in plain sight!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art by Carlo Barberi and others
Cover by Matthew Clark
A new volume collecting OUTSIDERS #42-46 and ANNUAL #1! The Outsiders are back on the trail of Dr. Sivana after a year of hiding out. Can they thwart his schemes of a worldwide tech assault? Plus, discover the events that led to the team’s “death”!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jeff Smith
Art and cover by Smith
The final installment of the acclaimed miniseries by Jeff Smith throws the Marvel family against the Monster Society of Evil itself! Their only hope of surviving and saving the world as we know it is that they’re too young to realize what they're really up against!
On sale June 6 • Prestige Format • 4 of 4 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Collecting the 8-issue miniseries shedding new light on the popular JLA member! When J’onn J’onzz learns he may not be the last of his race after all, it sends him on a mission to seek the real facts about his past and his long-lost race. Martian Manhunter will stop at nothing to discover the truth about himself and the world he lives in!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter
The trials continue as Freddy finds Atlas, his next godly benefactor. But the Council of Merlin has other plans for the two!
On sale June 20 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Broome and others
Art by Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane and others
Cover by Infantino & Murphy Anderson
In these fast-paced, fun stories collected from the pages of BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and more, Batgirl learns from the Dynamic Duo what it takes to battle evil in the streets of Gotham City while taking on a string of unforgettable foes!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 • 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Jack Miller and others
Art by Joe Certa and others
Cover by Certa
Collecting stories from the late 1950s starring this charter member of the Justice League of America! Adopting the Earthly identity of Police Detective John Jones, the super-hero known as the Martian Manhunter uses his incredible strength, shape-shifting abilities and other powers to combat crime!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
Disgusted with his new demonic status and the fact that he’s made it look “cool” and desirable to the world at large, Blue Devil tries to quit Shadowpact!
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Kevin Sharpe
Cover by Barry Kitson
The Dominators storyline comes to a surprising conclusion that will change the lives of the Legionnaires irrevocably!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Tony S. Daniel
An AMAZONS ATTACK tie-in issue guest-starring Supergirl! How far will Cassie and Kara go in the impending battle — and how will their choices affect their relationship with the Titans?
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kyle Baker, Jimmy Palmiotti and Walter Simonson
Art by Kyle Baker, Jordi Bernet, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Darwyn Cooke
A Spirit Summer Special featuring a trio of tales! We start off with a supermodel gone bad, then follow a path of intrigue through an old tenement building, and finish off with an unjustly accused cabbie. Three stories with humor and heart, told in the best tradition of the Spirit.
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Eisner
Will Eisner’s masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in WILL EISNER'S THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 22, collecting the Spirit Sections from January though June 1951 and featuring such classic stories as “Death is my Destiny,” “The Octopus is Back” and “The Hero!”!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 • 188 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Daniel Acuña
Collecting the 8-issue miniseries spinning out of INFINITE CRISIS, with art by the sensational Daniel Acuña! Meet the all-new Phantom Lady, Doll Man, Human Bomb and the Ray — members of the government task force known as SHADE, the country's first line of defense against super-powered threats and terrorists.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 • 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Michael Fleischer
Art and cover by various
Originally published in 1976, this comprehensive volume includes every piece of information about Wonder Woman, her allies and enemies, weapons in her quest for peace and her adventures across the decades.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 18 • 272 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

Written by Jodi Picoult
Art by Paco Diaz
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Jodi Picoult’s sensational run reaches its gut-wrenching finale! Amid a war between the United States and the Amazons on American soil, Wonder Woman must race to save Paradise Island from total ruin! But the traumatic repercussions of her decision to slay Max Lord bring the Amazon princess full circle, as she realizes there’s only one way to stop the war. Can Wonder Woman cross that line once more, or will lives continue to be lost?
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Moorcock
Art and cover by Walter Simonson
Acclaimed science-fiction/fantasy icon Michael Moorcock teams with comics legend Walter Simonson for this stunning collection that reveals an untold chapter in the life of the classic sword-and-sorcery character Elric. Witness the ascension of Elric to the throne of Melniboné!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill
The Riddler’s playing a deadly game, and Batman’s the prize! Batgirl and Robin will need all of their training, wits and guts to save the Batman.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by James Peaty
Art by Gordon Purcell & Bob Petrecca
Cover by Zach Howard
Superman must deal with the greatest threat Krypton left behind: Zod!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Scott Beatty
Art by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill
Cover by Steve Uy
Auditions can be scary, especially when the team you’re trying out for is the Legion of Super-Heroes! But a small-planet girl is about to make good when a big-time threat proves more than the Legion can handle. So say what you want about substitutes, we think they look pretty good together!
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker
Cover by Todd Nauck
Red Raven is on the loose! It’s up to the Titans to stop Raven’s dark side from ruining the day!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch and Tom Warburton
Art by Ethen Beavers, Mike DeCarlo, Maurice Fontenot, and the Iguana
Cover by Travis Kotzebue & DeCarlo
What happens when Ben meets his match? Or rather, his mimic? Trouble, that’s what!
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Robbie Busch, Scott Cunningham and Jennifer Keating Moore
Art by Stephanie Gladden, Mike Kazaleh, Gary Fields and Phil Moy
Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo
It’s a race against time to find the Three Legged Race Monster before it finds the Bean Scouts! Plus, watch what happens when Bloo enters a pie-eating contest!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Sholly Fisch and Frank Strom
Art by Leo Batic, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Horacio Ottolini and Ruben Torreiro
Cover by Scott Jeralds
Yosemite Sam has become a charming man-about-town! What’s his terrible scheme? Plus, Sam Sheepdog and Ralph just want to get away from it all, but it seems they’re destined for a working vacation.
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Robbie Busch & Scott Cunningham
Art by Scott Neely & Karen Matchette
Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae
The Scoobs shiver their timbers in terror, mateys! Can they kick some pirate booty, or is it into Davey Jones’ locker with ’em…forever?
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #479
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
Just say no to unfunny magazines. Read this gut-busting issue
of MAD! Now!
On sale June 6 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

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!
On sale June 6 • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka
CMX. The little dinosaur with the big bite and even bigger attitude returns, this time to CMX! Long before the dawn of man, savage dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Now, only one remains — the smallest, wildest of them all! GON marches across the wilderness defending the friendly and furry from the mean and hungry. Told entirely without words, these stories highlight the amazingly detailed art and visual storytelling genius of creator Masashi Tanaka. NOTE: The new CMX edition reprints this material in right-to-left order, as it appeared in the original Japanese editions.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 5” x 7.375” • 148 pg, B&W, $5.99 US • TEEN

Original Concept by Ryo Hanmura
Written by Harutoshi Fukui
Illustrated by Ark Performance
CMX. A new CMX series based on a Japanese novel that was made into two films!
A military test accidentally sends a modern-day army back in time to feudal Japan. When their actions in the past begin to have an effect on the present, another unit is dispatched to retrieve them. But the commander of the lost unit has other plans: He wants to use his advanced technology to conquer Japan and change his country’s destiny.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 • 5” x 7.375” • 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka
CMX. A new CMX series begins! Kazuha Akiyoshi is the eldest of six children. Highly responsible and irresistibly cute, she is also something of a tomboy who never allows her softer side to show through –– until she meets Mizushima, the first guy to treat her like a girl. Kazuha has her first real crush; will it be reciprocated? Then there’s Sugimoto, an older guy who wants to be an important part of her life — but he’s the one who Kazuha hates more than anyone!
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Written and illustrated by Minako Narita
CMX. Cipher settles into a new life in L.A. with his roommate Hal. Even with their very different personalities, they get along fine. When Cipher tells the story of his previous life with his twin brother and how orderly their existence was, Hal takes this as his cue to bring out Cipher’s wilder side.
A ski trip, a toga party, and Cipher’s first swim in the ocean all soon follow.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 • 5" x 7.375"
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

VS. VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada
CMX. The conflict heats up between Reiji and Bartholomew! Mitsuko struggles with her own confused emotions in order to stay focused on her troubled student’s progress. Reiji’s estranged mother appears, seeking reconciliation with her son, but he’s not interested. When she later violently interrupts his concert, it leads to a shocking revelation about the relationship between Reiji and Bartholomew.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 • 5" x 7.375"
208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Written and Illustrated by Chika Shiomi
CMX. Since becoming a vampire, Canon’s sole purpose has been to hunt for Rod, the vampire who turned her into one of the undead and killed 39 of her friends in the process. But is that the real story? Repressed memories begin to surface, and now Canon is confused about her true relationship with her avowed enemy.
And where does this put Sakaki, Canon’s new ally, who is intent
on bringing down Rod?
Advance-solicited; on sale July 18 • 5” x 7.375”
210 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Written and Illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba
CMX. The Peacock agency is willing to forget about Yukari’s resignation on one condition: Ryo must win an award!
When a chance appears for Ryo to go on TV, it could be the break they are hoping for. But an accidental kiss in a park results in awkwardness between Yukari and Ryo at the worst possible time. And if that’s not bad enough, Peacock talent Narazaki starts having feelings for Yukari too.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 5” x 7.375”
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Written and Illustrated by Nari Kusakawa
CMX. This critically acclaimed series comes to an end with a collection of short stories. Gertrude, Puppen and Mariotte confront a strange music teacher at Sahara’s school. Then Gertrude ends up in Canada, where he starts out searching for the recipe but ends up helping in a hunt for Bigfoot! And how will Puppen react when Mariotte puts him on a diet?
Advance-solicited; on sale July 18 • 5” x 7.375”
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • ALL AGES

Written by Andi Watson
Art and cover by Josh Howard
CLUBBING is the third book from MINX, DC COMICS' new young adult graphic novel imprint. CLUBBING is written by the Eisner- and Harvey-nominated indie sensation Andi Watson (Geisha, Paris, Skeleton Key) and illustrated by Josh Howard (Dead @ 17), Wizard magazine's pick as the #1 independent book to watch in 2005.
The crime: Getting caught with a fake I.D. at an extravagant West End nightclub. The punishment: Spending the summer at her Grandparent's stuffy country club. But Charlotte "Lottie" Brook, best known for her mile-high platforms, an endless i-tunes account and an unbridled passion for classic lit, will end up doing more than just serving time in country boot camp. Lottie will narrowly escape romance and end up solving a murder mystery on the 19th hole of her Grandparents1 golf course.
This book also includes Lottie's Lexicon, a special dictionary feature that translates English slang to fluent American.
All MINX books contain 176 pages, black and white interiors with gray tones and color covers.
Each title also includes previews for three other MINX books as a special bonus.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 / 176 pg, FC, $9.99 US

Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Lee Garbett
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Two men. One drives, the other shoots. In their prime, they were the Highwaymen; a special breed of couriers capable of ferrying anything, anywhere, anytime. But that was long ago. Now Able “Speed” Monroe and Alistair McQueen are a little worse for wear, almost obsolete...until they are called out of retirement and must cross the river of bad blood between them to deliver some very dangerous cargo for a dead President. If only they knew what is was — and why everyone else wants to kill them for it.
On sale June 20 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Harris
Concluding the 4-part “Power Down.” In this electrifying finale, Mayor Hundred learns important new information about the accident that gave him his strange new abilities, but will the fallout from New York’s crippling blackout hurt his powers in office?
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Andy Hartnell
Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis
Johnny Barracuda and Sydney must forgo their pursuit of the Master Key, a weapon of grave destructive power, to save Abbey who’s been seriously wounded by a mysterious female sniper. But while recovering, Abbey disappears from DG HQ and tracks down her assailant — and makes a startling discovery!
On sale June 6 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by John Paul Leon
Cover by Chris Sprouse
The Midnighter is challenged by Hawksmoor to take on a different kind of mission, one with a little more humanity. Amused by the dare, Midnighter agrees, only to find that nothing ever comes easy in this nasty world we live in.
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon Cover by Ryan Benjamin
Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford
A multigalactic epic of annihilation and longing and weirdness. Midnighter and Grifter get the 411 and it’s all bad news. The planet, the entire civilized, galaxy faces complete destruction from a numberless legion of critters bent on slaughter and only these two bad boys stand in their way.
On sale June 13 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Michael Chang Ting Yu
Cover by Jonboy Meyers
The lone wolf's new “cub” is not what he seems! But what does the young wannabe warrior really want with Jubei? And what is his connection to Jubei's dark past? Find out in the climactic conclusion of “Musko” as we unravel more of the mystery that is Jubei Kibagami!
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #9
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci
The Gen13 kids tumble into Tranquility! On the run from I.O., the teens have taken refuge in the small town of Tranquility and are finding it difficult to relax. But the kind, open nature of the townsfolk has them all as it seems in this town?
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Talent Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning
Cover by Caldwell
Collecting the first six issues of the new series! Meet Caitlin, Sarah, Roxy, Bobby, and Eddie — outcast teenagers who must discover the secret to their newfound powers and what role the nefarious Tabula Rasa and International Operations play in their lives.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Neil Googe
Tranquility is no longer the small, quiet town it was, and Sheriff Lindo has her hands full keeping it from getting worse! Whether it’s the continuous incarceration of dangerous super folks or strange teenage visitors in town, it’s definitely going to be a difficult week!
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos N. Gage
Art by Andy Smith
Cover by Mike McKone
Wizard “2007 Writer to Watch” Christos Gage is joined by new interior artist Andy Smith (52, WORLD WAR 3) and cover artist Mike McKone (Teen Titans, Fantastic Four) as a new arc begins — a great jumping-on point for new readers!
Following the explosive conclusion to the first arc, Jackson King decides it’s time PHD paid their sister unit StormWatch Prime a visit! What can the motley PHD learn from their super-powered, superstar brethren? And don’t miss the astounding ending that will leave the reader breathless!
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Cover by Mahnke
Art by Doug Mahnke & Matthew Dow Smith
Collecting the first six issues of the hot new series by Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke! Former Weatherman Jackson King has a near impossible mission: develop new methods of superpowered-being apprehension and containment…on a shoestring budget. With a dingy office staffed with second-rate heroes and former villains, does this Post-Human Division stand a chance?
Advance-solicited; on sale July 18 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Joel Gomez & Trevor Scott
Cover by Whilce Portacio
Guest-written by Eisner Award winner J.M. DeMatteis!
Can a cyborg die? That's the question Dane has to confront when Mother-One is suddenly gripped by a mysterious — and deadly — illness. Ab-Death holds the key to the mystery...but it will take an extraordinary journey into Deadworld to find the answers.
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Johnson
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Tim Sale
Continuing the new WildStorm series based on the hit CW show! John Winchester’s investigation into his wife’s horrifying murder plunges him deeper into the world of the supernatural. On the trail of the monstrous killer, John heads west with his children in tow, seeking aid in his quest and some answers...but is he asking the right questions?
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Kevin West & Bob Almond
Cover by West
What could be more terrifying than Freddy Krueger’s twisted nightmare world? Working a double shift at a fast food restaurant! But when the lines between the two cross, a recipe for horror is created.
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Stefano Raffaele
Cover by Darick Robertson
A Special written by Will Pfeifer (CATWOMAN) with art by international sensation Stefano Raffaele! Thirty years after the gruesome events of the infamous “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” film school grads come to Travis County to document the Hewitt clan. But has the terror really ended? Has Leatherface really faded into urban myth?
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg
Cover by Celia Calle
The “Around the World” story continues as professed virgins Adam and Vanessa have made their way to the island nation. It’s not just the steam from the hot springs that’s turning up the heat between them, but Japan has its own ideas about how far young lovers can go to be together. Or do they? A festival celebrating male fertility sheds an uncomfortable light on Adam’s uncertainty about his sexual side as “Around the World” continues its westward trek toward liberation.
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Ryan Kelly
Cover by Joshua Middleton
Collecting issues #5-9 of the red-hot new Vertigo series by Steven T. Seagle and Becky Cloonan. Adam Chamberlain has to entomb his eternal love, but will he bury the best parts of himself with her? Adam is shocked to find that mercenary Mel has learned where the terrorist cell that killed Cassie is hiding.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 25 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg
Cover by Frank Quitely
Reoffered to coincide with AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL. 2, this volume collects AMERICAN VIRGIN #1-4, plus a Steven T. Seagle interview and sketch material from Becky Cloonan! Adam Chamberlain is a 20-year-old youth minister, a best-selling author, and most important, the head of a rabid national virginity movement. But practicing virgin or not, Adam is about to lose it when his girlfriend is killed.
On sale June 6 • 112 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS • Relist

100 BULLETS #85
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
Father and son are reunited, but with a woman in the middle of the two, how can this be a good thing? The “other” woman knows for true it’s not...
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine
It’s truth or consequences for Healey when a straight-jacketed Allie shows up in Afbaghistan, while Janin must decide if her betrayal is worth the price. Back in Edgefield, Loman come to grips with his marriage to Switzer suddenly including a third member: the lovesick Flabbergast.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington
Cover by J.H. Williams III
Trapped in the mortal realm, Toshi discovers that Tokyo by night has rules and rhythms that its daytime inhabitants scarcely dream of. But will the people she meets and the things she learns be enough to defeat an adversary who is one of the five faces of death?
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by John Watkiss
Brandon breaks into the mysterious Cain Institute in search of Eve Kendall — the woman who appears to carry Sarah’s missing child. But in this medical facility, the doctors are deadly and the patients are deadlier.
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
In Part 3 of “The Good Prince,” Flycatcher now knows what he must do to save those he can from the coming war against the Empire. But the mission will require bravery, sacrifice, an iron will and perseverance against a host of dangers. Is meek and mild Fly up to the task? Also, Prince Charming delivers an ultimatum to the Imperial ambassador.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
JACK OF FABLES celebrates its one-year anniversary with a new story arc and a shocking new mystery cover artist! So what happens when you become the most well-known Fable in America? Jack starts to find out in a truly bizarre way. Also, in the Golden Boughs retirement village (and prison camp for Fables) Mr. Revise takes drastic steps to keep the escaped Fables from spilling the beans on him and his facility.
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #20
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli and Kristian Donaldson
Cover by Wood
Part 3 of the 5-part “Friendly Fire.” While everyone anxiously awaits the verdict on the “Day 204” trial, Matty takes to the streets and visits the site of the massacre, the memorial, and talks to residents who got caught in the crossfire.
On sale June 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Ty Templeton
Cover by Philip Bond
Concluding the 2-part “Showdown at Scatshot” featuring guest art by Ty Templeton. Stretch goes on a mission to learn who set him up to take the fall for the casino robbery and when he does, he’s got a particularly nasty and un-Buddha-like revenge in mind.
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Now that the old casino stands quiet and empty, Constantine can hear the whispering in the walls. He left a part of himself here, a long time ago — and if he wants to get his life back on track, he’s going to have to kill it once and for all.
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Denise Mina
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Collecting HELLBLAZER #224-228, written by best-selling author Denise Mina! Steve Evans’ dream of universal empathy proves to be hell on Earth for Glasgow, where he finds there’s far more pain to go around than he'd ever imagined. Glaswegians are tearing each other apart, and now Evans needs John Constantine’s help to stop the carnage. Too bad he just buried Constantine alive.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
Kicking off the 5-part story “Casino Boogie.” With the grand opening of the Crazy Horse Casino in full swing, we take a look at Dash Bad Horse’s troubled origin, his return and his day-to-day life on The Rez working for Chief Red Crow. Meanwhile, the mysterious Catcher has news for Dash — news he’s not gonna like to hear.
On sale June 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Werther Dell’Edera
Cover by Marcelo Frusin
Concluding “Blackwater Falls.” In the midst of a celebration, the town must pay for its sins. But is the original sinner even in Blackwater anymore
On sale June 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Douglas Rushkoff
Art and cover by Liam Sharp
Part 1 of the new story “Mitzrayim.” With Jake now leader of the temple, the resistance is ready escape from the bondage of Fallow and his Globos, which after Dinah’s magical hack have acquired a new level of power. But the modern-day Moses will not be who Jake expects.
On sale June 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Designed by: Jim Lee
Sculpted by Erick Sosa
Certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Direct’s collection of Batman: Black & White statues, this original creation designed by Jim Lee presents his unique vision of the Caped Crusader. Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of Batman: Black and White, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. The statue measures approximately 5.5” tall x 7” wide x 5” deep. It features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 7, 2007 • Statue• $59.99 US

BATMAN (CLASSIC) continues DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This classic version of BATMAN in his gray and blue suit comes clothed in an authentically detailed fabric costume and includes accessories and a display stand.
Packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 21, 2007 • Collector figure• $69.99 US

BATGIRL is the newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! She is the second female in the line. This deluxe collector figure comes in two versions: The regular BATGIRL is clothed in an authentically detailed gray fabric costume and includes accessories and a display stand. The variant version of BATGIRL is clothed in an authentically detailed black fabric costume and includes accessories and a display stand. Both figured are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 21, 2007
Collector figure• $69.99 US

Sculpted by Tony Cipriano
As a member of the JSA, Power Girl: The Kryptonian cousin of Superman — a legacy of light. Huntress: Follows in Batman’s footsteps — a legacy etched in night. Together for the first time in a DC Direct statue, this limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11.75" tall x 6.5" wide x 5.5" deep. Includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28, 2007 • Statue • $195.00 US

Designed by Adam Hughes
Sculpted by Jack Mathews
Black Canary concludes the amazing line of Women of the DC Universe busts designed by award-winning illustrator Adam Hughes! This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain busts measures approximately: 5.5” tall x 2.5” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a four-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14, 2007 • Bust • $45.00 US

Designed by Adam Kubert
Based on the best-selling ACTION COMICS storyline “Last Son,” with art by Adam Kubert and written by Richard Donner & Geoff Johns!. Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14, 2007 • Action Figures •PI
Superman 6.75"
Bizarro 7"
Zod 6.75"
Ursa 6.5"


Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28, 2007 • Action Figures •PI

Shazam! 6.75"
Mary 6.5"
Mary (variant) 6.5"
Jr. 6.5"
Dr. Sivana (with Mr. Mind) 6.5"
Billy Batson & Hoppy (2 pack) 6.15" & 6.25"

The DC Universe just got smaller — and more collectible! DC Direct and Art Asylum team up to deliver your favorite super-heroes with a MiniMates makeover! These figures range in size from 2.125” – 2.5” tall.
Each 2 pack is blister-carded on a 4-color card. Collect them all!

IN STORE 11/7/07





Art by Jeff Smith
Featuring art from the first issue cover of the hot new 4–issue miniseries SHAZAM!: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL by Jeff Smith!
on sale November 28, 2007 • Poster • $7.99

Art by Andy Kubert
Featuring art from the cover of Batman #655!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28, 2007 Poster • $7.99

Art by Adam Hughes
Featuring art from the cover of the variant edition of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6!
on sale November 28, 2007 • Poster • $7.99

Art by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Featuring art from the cover of AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #54!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28, 2007 Poster • $7.99

Friday, March 16, 2007

Pop Artifact! Wonder Woman Aurora model box art

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Pop Culture Roundup March 16, 2007

Via Bedazzled: A vintage "Bewitched" TV promo.


From Booksteve: Bob Hope meets Aquaman!


Dark Horse is doing a second printing of Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1, which hit stands this past Wednesday. Says the publisher:

Since the book
was announced last summer, Dark Horse has garnered a great deal of attention
both in and outside of the comic market. With high profile press coverage,
buzz among fans, and excitement from direct market retailers, orders
exceeded the initial printing of over 100,000 copies!

The upcoming second printing will feature a full bleed version of the
breathtaking Jo Chen cover, with some of the design elements removed for a
cleaner, and more stripped down look. This new version will be arriving in
stores with an on sale date of March 28, just a week before the release of
issue #2. Dark Horse encourages retailers to backorder Buffy The Vampire
Slayer #1 with confidence, as orders will be filled in full with the new


The new documentary on cartoonist Will Eisner by Andrew and Jon Cooke will debut at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.


Warner Bros. wants to fire up a Sherlock Holmes film franchise.

Warner Bros. Pictures is teaming with producer Lionel Wigram to adapt Wigram's upcoming comic book "Sherlock Holmes" for the bigscreen. Neil Marshall ("The Descent") will helm, while tyro scribe Michael Johnson penned the script.

Exact storyline is being kept under wraps, but creative execs at Warners say they are looking for the "Sherlock" team to reinvent the sleuth and his loyal No. 2 Dr. Watson in much the same edgy way that Christopher Nolan has reimagined Batman for Warners.


At the moment it's unclear if "Veronica Mars" will be back for a fourth season. But if it is, there'll likely be changes.

"Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas has come up with an idea to fast-forward a couple of years and have Mars studying at the FBI Academy. (As a freshman at Hearst College, Kristen Bell's title character has been taking criminology classes looking to do an internship at the FBI.)

Could be a good move. The show seems a bit adrift at the moment and the quality in both plot and scripts has slipped tremendously this season.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Pop Artifact! Wonder Woman mirror

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Pop Culture Roundup March 15, 2007

Kirsten Dunst is set to play Blondie's Debbie Harry in an upcoming bio-pic.


Animation guy Earl Kress reports a batch of cool DVD sets on the way from Warner Home Video: "Space Ghost and Dino Boy" and "Birdman and the Galaxy Trio" on July 17 and "The New Adventures of Batman" and "The New Adventures of Superman" June 26.


Gareth Hunt, who starred in the 1970s "New Avengers" series, has passed away.

He got his big break playing Mike Gambit in The New Avengers, alongside Joanna Lumley, and was also familiar to millions as Frederick in the hugely popular Upstairs, Downstairs.

In the show Hunt, as Gambit, provided the muscle for John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee. A former mercenary he was a weapons and king-fu expert.

Lost clues: "Par Avion" Ep. 12, Season 3


Claire flashes back to a tragic car accident in which she was the driver and her mom, the passenger, was severely injured. We also learn--as hinted last season--that her dad is Christian Shepherd, Jack's father.

Claire tells Christian she doesn't even want to know his name--so there's no way she even suspects she and Jack are half-siblings. We don't know whether Jack realizes he has a step-sister.

Back in the present, Claire spots a seagull with a tag on its leg. Figuring these birds are tracked and studied by researchers in the outside world, she gets the idea to capture one and attach a message to it.

Desmond, who has a vision of Charlie falling into the ocean while trying to capture one of these birds, takes extreme and baffling-to-Claire actions to keep Charlie out of harm's way.

Meanwhile, Sayid, Kate, Locke and Danielle--along with their prisoner Mikhail--encounter a bizarre array of huge pylons surrounding the Others' barracks.

Locke pushes Mikhail between two of the pylons and Mikhail is instantly killed by some sort of sonic energy. The crash survivors then knock down a tree, which they use to climb safely over the pylons.

At episode's end, we see the crash survivors sneaking up to the barracks, where they spot Jack happily tossing a football back and forth to the Other Tom, a.k.a. Mr. Friendly.

Clues, observations, speculation:

* Will Claire and Jack ever figure out they're related?

* What's up with Locke? He's acting shifty, having taken some explosives from the Flame station without telling Sayid or Kate. Is he purposefully trying to sabotage their efforts to learn more about the Others/Dharma and get rescued?

* Mikhail reveals that he knows a lot about the crash surivors--their full names, their personal histories, etc. How do the Others get this information? At the start of this season, it's clear they were surprised by the plane crashing on their island. Did they get a passenger list and then use resources from the outside world to prepare dossiers on all of the survivors?

* Again, Mikhail makes reference to a "list" of "good" or undamaged people--pointing out the flaws of his captors:
Kate: flawed
John: angry
Danielle: weak
Sayid: scared
What are the qualities the Others seek in people?

* Mikhail almost reveals that Locke was paralyzed before the crash, but Locke cuts him off.

* Mikhail also makes reference to a great leader--who isn't Ben. Last season, Ben himself made reference to such a leader. Who is it? Alvar Hanso? DeGroot? "Jacob"?

* Here's another look at the map Sayid heisted from the Flame station.

* Claire, like many of the other survivors has "bad dad" issues, ala Jack (same dad!), Kate, Locke, Sawyer, Sun, Hurley etc.

* Has Jack been brainwashed by the Others, or is he just playing along--tossing the ol' pigskin with Tom? Or is Football Jack a clone?

Upcoming books about comics

The following are due out later in 2006. You can pre-order from Amazon by clicking the links.

The Comics: An Illustrated History Of Comic Strip Art
By Jerry Robinson
While there are many debates about when the medium of words married with pictures first evolved into what we know today as comics - be it in nascent prehistoric paintings in the caves of France or the more traditional illustrated adventures of such characters as the Katzenjammer Kids which first appeared at the end of the nineteenth century - virtually everyone born in the last one hundred years has read or seen a comic strip at one time in their lives. In an exhaustive historical overview that captures the magic and innovation of this incredibly vibrant art form Jerry Robinson, comics historian, award-winning comics artist and co-creator of the popular Batman villain The Joker, takes us on a journey from the beginning of the comic strip industry to the present day in The Comics. Originally published in the early 1970s, this volume has been revised and updated to include commentary on the last thirty years of comics history: from Mutt & Jeff to Calvin & Hobbes, from George Herrimann's Krazy and Ignatz to Patrick McDonnell's Mutts, Jerry Robinson brings the history of this great industry alive for a new generation.
$18.96 at Amazon.

Meanwhile...: A Biography of Milton Caniff, Creator of Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon
By R.C. Harvey
Milton Caniff was one of the most influential American cartoonists of the 20th century. He rose to prominence during World War II when he took the characters in his Terry and the Pirates strip into the war. The trenchant pragmatic patriotism of the strip warmed the hearts and steeled nerves on the home front as well as the battlefront (one of his strips was read into the Congressional Record.) He went on to create Steve Canyon, which was syndicated from 1947 to Caniff's death in 1988.

Milton Caniff, Terry and the Pirates, and Steve Canyon: Meanwhile… traces Caniff's life from the cradle to the grave, marking the milestones in the development of the comic strip that Caniff established. Caniff reshaped the medium and set standards by which all storytelling strips were subsequently judged. Although Caniff adapted to changing fashions, he is best known for innovations such as his impressionistic chiaroscuro drawing style that suggested reality economically with shadow rather than with detail; creating many colorful characters, including the stalwart Pat Ryan from Terry and the Pirates, Burma the shady lady, and, most memorable of all, the Dragon Lady, a beautiful but mysteriously menacing pirate queen who turned Chinese patriot during the War; and enhancing the melodrama of adventure strips by making character development integral to the action-packed plots.

While Milton Caniff provides a biography of Caniff and analyzes his storytelling techniques, it also serves as a history of the medium and reveals the inner workings of the syndicate business (at which Caniff was as expert as he was at cartooning). The book traces Caniff's life from the cradle to the grave, and examines the artistic innovations and work routines of a nationally distributed cartoonist whose career was central the development of the artform, marking along the way the milestones in the development of comic strip artistry that Caniff established. The book charts Caniff's rise to fame and fortune through artistic excellence and patriotic fervor when the characters in his comic strip Terry and the Pirates entered World War II, then recounts the decline of his strip Steve Canyon's popularity (whose protagonist served as an unofficial spokesman for the U.S. Air Force from the Korean War until the end of the strip in 1988) when the same brand of patriotism that had inspired admiration during World War II provoked protest during Vietnam, a bittersweet conclusion to a career spent producing a daily feature for 55 years, a record that would stand for a generation.

$23.07 at Amazon.

Confessions, Romances, Secrets and Temptations>: Archer St. John and the St. John Romance Comics
By John Benson
Confessions, Romances, Secrets, and Temptations is the companion volume to John Benson's popular anthology of romance comics, Romance Without Tears. Published in the 1950s by Archer St. John, the stories in that volume were decidedly different from the typical romance comics, just as St. John was decidedly different from the typical comics publisher. This new book explores the background of these comics and their publisher, including a short biography, interviews with the editors and artists who worked for the company, and critical commentary.

In his research for Romance Without Tears, the author was left with a rich body of material about one of the few quality-driven 1950s comics publishers. St. John's reputation as a fair and honest publisher attracted many of the top artists of the day, including Matt Baker, Ric Estrada, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Kubert, Bob Powell, Leonard Starr, and George Tuska. In addition to interviewing Estrada, Kubert, and Starr, Benson talks with several St. John staffers, including editor Irwin Stein, production man Warren Kremer, and editorial assistant Nadine King. Together they provide an engaging account of Archer St. John and the atmosphere he nourished to create these distinctive comics.

Confessions contains a time chart of every title published by St. John (all genres), showing issue number and date, and a complete, detailed checklist of all the company's romance comics, giving story titles, artist credits, and cross-indexing the extensive reprints. The book is lavishly illustrated with examples of the comics, and includes rare photos and other visuals from the period.

$9.95 at Amazon.

John Romita, and All That Jazz
By Roy Thomas and Jim Amash
In this new book, Jazzy John Romita the artist who made The Amazing Spider-Man Marvel's #1-selling comic book in the 1960s talks about his life, his art, and his contemporaries! Authored by former Marvel Comics editor in chief and top writer Roy Thomas, and noted historian Jim Amash, it features the most definitive interview Romita's ever given, about working with such comics legends as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, following Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko as artist on the strip, and more! Plus, Roy Thomas shares memories of working with Romita in the 1960s-70s, and Jim Amash examines the awesome artistry of Ring-a-Ding Romita! Lavishly illustrated with Romita art original classic art, and unseen masterpieces as well as illos by some of Marvel's and DC's finest, this is at once a career overview of a comics master, and a firsthand history of the industry by one of its leading artists! This hardcover edition includes a dust jacket, custom endleaves, plus a 16-page color section not found in the softcover edition.
$16.47 at Amazon.

The Batcave Companion
By Michael Eury and Michael Kronenberg
The writer/editor of the critically acclaimed The Krypton Companion and the designer of the eye-popping Spies, Vixens, and Masters of Kung Fu: The Art of Paul Gulacy team up to investigate the Silver and Bronze Ages of Batman comic books in The Batcave Companion! Two distinct sections of this book follow the Dark Knight's progression from his campy "New Look" of the mid-1960s to his "creature of the night" reinvention of the 1970s, through art-jammed interviews with and examinations of the work of Carmine Infantino, Dennis O'Neil, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Len Wein, Steve Englehart, Elliot S! Maggin, Walter Simonson, Jim Aparo, Irv Novick and other fan favorites. Also included are explorations of Bat-lore such as the effects of the 1966 Batman TV show upon comics, a Batmobile timeline and Batman's colorful rogues' gallery. With its incisive introduction by Dennis O'Neil and its iconic cover painting by Neal Adams, The Batcave Companion is a must-have for every Batman fan!
$17.79 at Amazon.

All-Star Companion, Volume 3
Edited by Roy Thomas
Comics legend Roy Thomas presents still more amazing secrets behind the 1940-51 All-Star Comics and the 1941-44 Seven Soldiers of Victory-and illustrated speculation about how other Golden Age super-teams might have been assembled! Also, an issue-by-issue survey of the JLA-JSA team-ups of 1963-85, the 1970s JSA revival, and the 1980s series The Young All-Stars and Secret Origins, with commentary by the artists and writers! Plus rare, often unseen art by JOE Kubert, CARMINE Infantino, Neal Adams, Jerry Ordway, Murphy Anderson, Alex Toth, Nick Cardy, Gil Kane, Gene Colan, Michael Bair, Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Joe Staton, Paul Reinman, Bob McLeod, Tom Grindberg, Paul Smith, Ron Harris, Marshall Rogers, Wayne Boring, George Freeman, Don Heck, George Tuska, Tony DeZuniga, H.G. Peter, Don Simpson, and many others! Featuring a new JLA/JSA cover by George Perez!
$17.79 at Amazon.

Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion
Edited by Mike W. Barr
In the Silver Age of Comics, space was the place, and this book summarizes, critiques and lovingly recalls the classic DC Comics science-fiction series edited by JULIUS SCHWARTZ and written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME! The pages of DC's science-fiction magazines of the 1960s, STRANGE ADVENTURES and MYSTERY IN SPACE, are opened for you, including story-by-story reviews of complete series such as ADAM STRANGE, ATOMIC KNIGHTS, SPACE MUSEUM, STAR ROVERS, STAR HAWKINS and others! Writer/editor MIKE W. BARR tells you which series crossed over with each other, behind-the-scenes secrets, and more, including writer and artist credits for every story! Features rare art by CARMINE INFANTINO, MURPHY ANDERSON, GIL KANE, SID GREENE, MIKE SEKOWSKY, and many others, plus a glorious new cover by ALAN DAVIS and PAUL NEARY!
$13.57 at Amazon.

Upcoming DC Showcase and Marvel Essentials books

Some of these I've mentioned in the past, but here's a roundup of goodie to look forward to in coming months. Click to pre-order any of the books for $11.55 from Amazon.

Showcase Presents Batgirl

Showcase Presents Martian Manhunter

Showcase Presents Adam Strange

Showcase Presents Wonder Woman

Essential Defenders Vol. 3

Essential Marvel Two-In-One Vol. 2

Essential Rampaging Hulk Vol. 1

Essential Silver Surfer Vol. 2

Complete Lists:
DC Showcase
Marvel Essentials

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

New and upcoming action figures March 14, 2007

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
--Lex Luthor
--Green Arrow
--Martian Manhunter
--Red Tornado
--Translucent Martian Manhunter

Batman Through the Ages
--Box Set

Batman/Superman Series 4
--Batman Beyond
--Kryptonite Batman

DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
--Wonder Woman

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
Deluxe Edition 13-inch Flash

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
--Kingdom Come Aquaman
--Red Son Green Lantern

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

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

JSA Action Figures
--Mr. Terrific
--Dr. Midnite
--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

McFarlane Lost series 2 action figures
--Crash site box set
--Mr. Eko

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

Marvel Legends Action Figures

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

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

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

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 13-inch Series 1 Action Figures

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
--Ultimate Spider-Man
--Green Goblin

NECA 7-inch John Lennon action figures
--Black and white

NECA Grindhouse action figures--Quentin Tarantino as soldier