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Christmas comics!

Quick hits

PCL LinkDump draws our attention to yet more Christmas music sharity.

More sharity: Pinnichio is back with some lounge-era exotica.

Lots of new Beatles beatleg podcasts here.

The straight-to-DVD "Ultimate Avengers" film from Marvel Comics is getting a PG-13 rating, Toonzone reports.

New CD releases for Dec. 13, 2005

Beck Guerolito

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan Ramblin' Man EP

Billie Holiday The Complete Verve Studio Master Takes

OST Aeon Flux

OST King Kong

OST The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

OST Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - the Complete Recordings

Last week's new releases.

DVD new releases for Dec. 13, 2005

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Unrated Edition)

Airplane - The "Don't Call Me Shirley" Edition

Dukes of Hazzard - The Complete Fifth Season

Farscape - Season 3, Collection 1 (Starburst Edition)

Frank Miller's Sin City (Recut & Extended Edition)

Gilmore Girls - The Complete Fifth Season

King Kong - Peter Jackson's Production Diaries

Miami Vice - Season Two

Rock 'n Roll High School - Special Edition

Scooby Doo in Where's My Mummy

The Simpsons - The Complete Seventh Season


See more upcoming DVDs.

DC Direct March 2006 solicitations

ELSEWORLDS SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES:


RED SON: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the sold-out miniseries SUPERMAN: RED SON! This action figure features character dedicated accessories, multiple points of articulation, and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 23
Action Figure • 6.125" H


RED SON: President SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the sold-out miniseries SUPERMAN: RED SON and based on the art of Dave Johnson!! This action figure features a brainac head accessory, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 23
Action Figure • 6.125" H


KINGDOM COME: JADE ACTION FIGURE
From the best-selling KINGDOM COME and based on the art of Alex Ross! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and
a display base. Packaged in a four-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 23
Action Figure • 6.5" H


KINGDOM COME: SPECTRE & NORMAN MCKAY ACTION FIGURE SET
From the best-selling KINGDOM COME and based on the art of Alex Ross! This set Includes two figures: Spectre & Norman Mckay! Each action figure features multiple points of articulation and its own display base. Packaged in a four-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 23
Action Figure • 6.625" H (Norman McKAY); 7.5" (Spectre)


GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
From the classic GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT and based on the art of Mike Mignola! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister. Advance-solicited; on sale August 23
Action Figure • 6.125" H


GREEN LANTERN SERIES 2:

MANHUNTER ROBOT ACTION FIGURE
The deadly Manhunter Robots threaten to cut short Hal Jordan’s return as quickly as possible! This action figure features a Power Battery accessory, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 9
Action Figure • 7.625" H

GUY GARDNER ACTION FIGURE
A new figure based on one of the Corps’ most hot-headed heroes!This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 9
Action Figure • 6.5 H

SHARK ACTION FIGURE
The grotesque Shark is a killing machine that sets its sights on Hal Jordan! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 9
Action Figure • 8" H

SAALAK ACTION FIGURE
The first action figure based on this popular member of the Green Lantern Corps! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 9
Action Figure • 6.75" H

SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE
Hal Jordan’s greatest foe, Sinestro allowed the power of Oa to corrupt him! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 9
Action Figure • 6.75" H

SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES ACTION FIGURE GIFT SET
Don't miss this amazing Action Figure Gift Set featuring the greatest Superman figures! The set consists of four different 6” scale versions of Superman, including the Jim Lee Superman, John Byrne Superman, First Appearance Superman
and Robot Superman! Each figure features a new head and cape, multiple points of articulation and a display base. This set is packaged in a 4 color window box with a full-size 48-page comic book compiling material from ACTION COMICS #1, SUPERMAN (Second Series) #7, and AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 16


ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN STATUE
Designed by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Sculpted by John G. Mathews

Commemorating a classic image by fan-favorite artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams, this limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 9.5” tall x 11.25” wide x 9.5” deep, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 9
Statue • $195.00 US

BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE
Based on art by Steve Rude
Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews

A sought-after addition to DC Direct’s collection of Batman: Black & White statues, this original creation inspired by Steve Rude presents a unique vision of the Caped Crusader! Painted in monochromatic tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of Batman: Black and White VOL. 1 and 2, the stunning collections of short stories by award-winning talent. This statue measures approximately 6.75" tall x 5.25” wide x 7.75” deep, features a logo-shaped base, and is packaged in a black-and-white box
Advance-solicited; on sale August 2
Statue • $55.00 US


BATMAN UTILITY BELT REPLICA
DC Direct is proud to offer the Dark Knight’s portable arsenal — the BATMAN UTILITY BELT, repository for the majority of Batman’s weapons and on-the-spot detection tools.
This finely crafted, high-end, limited-edition replica of the BATMAN UTILITY BELT is a life-sized, fully-lined genuine leather belt with solid-state construction measuring approximately 44" long and weighing approximately five pounds. This replica features a concealed pocket to hold a Batarang (not included). Included are a real metal electroplated belt buckle and nine spring-activated capsules with a gold-tone finish. In addition, the UTILITY BELT features a movable dial for a faux belt radio. The belt is enclosed in a display case with a removable acrylic top, a solid wood lacquer base and comes with a 4-color certificate of authenticity. This replica is packaged in a gold-foil stamped black gift box. Limited edition of 750. The BATMAN UTILITY BELT is designed for display only, and is not meant to be worn. Don’t miss the opportunity to own one of your very own!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 22
Replica • $350.00


V FOR VENDETTA MOVIE MASK PROP REPLICA
Set in the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V FOR VENDETTA tells the story of a mysterious revolutionary who finds an unlikely ally in a mild-mannered young woman. The screenplay by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski is based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, From Hell) and David Lloyd. Originally published by DC Comics as a 10 part series in 1988, V FOR VENDETTA has been praised for its vision, potency and eloquence. Moore is widely considered to be one of the finest comics writers of all time, and has been credited with single-handedly expanding the potential of the comic book medium with his work. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain replica measures approximately 10.5" high x 6.5" wide x 7" deep and is displayed on a sculpted base. This replica was constructed from a mold of the actual movie prop, includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity, and is packaged in an elegant black gift box with foil stamping. Limited edition of 500. Retailers please note: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Retro-resolicited; on sale February 22
Replica • $195.00


SUPERMAN COVER TO COVER: SUPERMAN SPECIAL ’83 #1 STATUE
Designed by Gil Kane
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano

Continuing the series of affordably priced statues that feature Superman as he appeared on classic covers from his long history! The iconic cover of Superman Special ‘83 #1 by Gil Kane is now available in this accurately sculpted statue. This limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately
9" tall x 7" wide 7.5" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 16
Statue • $55.00 US

DC Comics March 2006 solicitations

BATMAN

BATMAN: SECRETS #1
Written by Sam Kieth
Art and cover by Kieth

The Dark Knight faces off against his most villainous adversary — The Joker — in this 5-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Sam Kieth (SCRATCH, The Maxx)!
Kieth weaves a dark tale of violence and mayhem, and how heroes are treated by the media and viewed by the public. As Batman and The Joker face off, their confrontation is inadvertently caught on film — and Gotham's protector appears to be pummeling Joker without mercy, much to the delight of the frenzied press! Plus, a secret from young Bruce Wayne's past is revealed!
On sale March 1 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Dunbier

DETECTIVE COMICS #817
Written by James Robinson
Art by Leonard Kirk & Andy Clarke
Cover by Simone Bianchi

It’s One Year Later…and who is the mysterious vigilante who’s been keeping Gotham free of crime? And what is his relationship with the new police commisioner? Don’t miss the stunning first part of a story crossing over with BATMAN by writer James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN), art team Leonard Kirk (JSA) & Andy Clarke, and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT)!
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN #651
Written by James Robinson
Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne
Cover by Simone Bianchi

It’s One Year Later…and who’s responsible for the murder of another Gotham villain? And what fateful decision must Batman make that could change his relationship with Robin forever? Join writer James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN), artists Don Kramer & Keith Champagne (JSA) and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT) for a turning point in the life of the Dark Knight in Part 2 of a 6-part story continued from DETECTIVE COMICS #817!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN ANNUAL #25
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Shane Davis & Mark Morales
Cover by Jock

The secret behind the return of Jason Todd is revealed! Join writer Judd Winick (BATMAN, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Shane Davis (BATMAN, ROBIN) & Mark Morales (New Avengers) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) for the compelling story behind the Red Hood’s origin and mysterious return to Gotham! Find out how the former Robin survived “A Death in the Family” to become one of the Batman’s deadliest adversaries.
On sale March 8 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

CATWOMAN #53
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

It’s One Year Later…and why is Selina Kyle no longer Catwoman? For that matter, why is she no longer named Selina Kyle? The new art team of David Lopez (FALLEN ANGEL, WONDER WOMAN) & Alvaro Lopez (Breach, Batgirl: Year One) joins series writer Will Pfeifer as the Catwoman you know is irrevocably changed, and a new member joins the cast — one that’s certain to shock you!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

NIGHTWING #118
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Joe Dodd & Bit
Cover by Jock

It’s One Year Later…and why is Nightwing hiding out in New York City? Spinning out the events of Infinite Crisis, new writer Bruce Jones (Vigilante, THE Warlord) is joined by the art team of Joe Dodd (Human Torch) & Bit (BATMAN: Gotham Knights) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) to bring you a Nightwing like you’ve never seen before!
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN #148
Written by Adam Beechen Art by Karl Kerschl
Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

It’s One Year Later…and why is the Boy Wonder wanted for murder? Don’t miss the debut of the new creative team of writer Adam Beechen (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED), artist Karl Kerschl (ACTION COMICS) and cover artists Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines (SUPERMAN/BATMAN)!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ROBIN: TO KILL A BIRD TP
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Damion Scott, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Scott McDaniel, Pop Mhan, Sandra Hope and Andy Owens
Cover by Chris Brunner

It's a brand new start for Robin in this collection featuring ROBIN #134-139! Before our hero can fully recover from the recent deaths of his father and Spoiler, he must come face-to-face with the Penguin, the Dark Rider, the Veteran, and a mysterious archer who seems to want Robin dead!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #201 & 202
Written by Christos N. Gage
Art by Ron Wagner & Bill Reinhold
Cover by Ariel Olivetti

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT ships twice in March for the start of the 3-part “Cold Case,” written by Christos N. Gage (DEADSHOT, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) with art by Ron Wagner (DAY OF VENGEANCE) & Bill Reinhold (Earth X) and cover art by Ariel Olivetti (SPACE GHOST)!
A journalist has researched the identity of the Gotham Ripper, a mad serial killer — and the evidence points to Thomas Wayne! Can Batman clear his father’s name? Things get more confusing when the journalist turns up dead!
Issue #201 on sale March 15; Issue #202 on sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #8
Written by Andrew Helfer
Art by Tan Eng Huat
Cover by Pat Lee

Things are really heating up in Gotham City! When a series of mysterious fires sweeps through a run-down neighborhood, Batman investigates…only to come face-to-face with the arsonist — a 12-year-old boy?
On sale March 29 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN AND THE MONSTER MEN #5
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Wagner

The action and intrigue come to a head as mobsters and mutants converge in the nightmares of the World’s Greatest Detective! Will Batman’s strength be enough to defend both his city and the woman he loves?
On sale March 8 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED #2
Written by Paul Pope
Art and cover by Pope

Paul Pope’s amazing tale of a future Gotham continues! Detective Gordon has discovered 100 years’ worth of suppressed police evidence related to the Batman. Why has this masked mystery returned from the shadows just when Gotham City begins falling to pieces?
On sale March 15 • 2 of 4 • Prestige Format • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US

BATMAN: DARK DETECTIVE TP
Written by Steve Englehart
Art by Marshall Rogers & Terry Austin
Cover by Rogers

Don’t miss this 144-page collection featuring the 6-issue miniseries reuniting one of the great Batman creative teams of the 1970s! In DARK DETECTIVE, The Joker enters a gubernatorial election using the campaign slogan "Vote for me or I'll kill you!" Will it persuade voters?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

NIGHTWING: MOBBED UP TP
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Phil Hester, Cliff Chiang and Ande Parks
Cover by Hester & Parks

Dick Grayson is a made man in this trade paperback collecting NIGHTWING #107-111! Ex-cop Grayson feels his life spiral out of control after being adopted into one of New York City’s crime families. Can he escape this new odyssey into the depths of the criminal underworld?
On sale March 29 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL: UNRESOLVED TARGETS TP
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano Cover by Lark

An amazing collection featuring the acclaimed GOTHAM CENTRAL #12-15 and #19-22! The Joker terrorizes the city at Christmastime when he begins randomly executing people with a rifle, and no one from the Mayor on down is safe! A second story focuses on an old case and unfinished business for disgraced detective Harvey Bullock.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 26 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUERMAN


ALL STAR SUPERMAN #3Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frank Quitely

The All Star adventures of the Man of Steel take another startling turn when Lois Lane transforms from Superman’s girlfriend into a Kryptonian Superwoman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor’s plans simmer as the criminal mastermind exerts his charisma and intellect over the hardcore inmates who share his maximum-security prison.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #650
Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

It’s One Year Later…and Metropolis prepares to bid farewell to a hero! Join writers Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, TEEN TITANS) & Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, JLA/AVENGERS), artist Pete Woods (CATWOMAN) and cover artists Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man) for Part 1 of “Up, Up and Away,” an 8-part story crossing over with ACTION COMICS! Retailers please note: ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN has been re-titled SUPERMAN beginning with issue #650.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

ACTION COMICS #837
Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

It’s One Year Later…and whos tagged Clark Kent as a target? The 8-part “Up, Up and Away” continues as writers Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, JLA/AVENGERS) join forces with artists Pete Woods (CATWOMAN) and cover artist Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man)!
On sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERGIRL #7
Written by Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Ian Churchill

It’s one year later…and Kara and Power Girl have become the dynamic duo of the bottle city of Kandor as the new Flamebird and Nightwing! Don’t miss the debut of new series writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) and artist Ian Churchill!
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #25
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by
Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The original team supreme of Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines presents “The End”! “With a Vengeance” comes to its shattering conclusion, where villains are revealed and answers to questions that go back to issue #1 are laid bare. It’s Superman and Batman versus Darkseid and Lex Luthor — while the mysterious puppet master plays them all. Talk about a crisis! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled. This issue will feature two covers by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines in a split of approximately 50/50.
Resolicited; on sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7 HC
Written by Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger and others
Art by Joe Shuster, Fred Ray, George Roussos and others
Cover by Ray

The Golden Age of Superman hits its stride in SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7, reprinting SUPERMAN #25-29 (1943-1944)! With World War II heating up, Superman fights subversion and sabotage at home while foiling villains like the Toyman and the Prankster.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 26 • 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. 1 TP
Written by Otto Binder
Art by Curt Swan, Ruben Moreria, Ray Burnley and others
Cover by Swan & Stan Kaye

The super-affordable Showcase collections continue with a volume spotlighting Superman's girlfriend Lois Lane and pal Jimmy Olsen, collecting the first 22 issues of SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN and Lois's first solo outing from SHOWCASE #9!
On sale March 15 • 576 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SUPERMAN IN THE EIGHTIES TP
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by John Byrne

Don’t miss this collection of tales from the ‘80s, reprinted from ACTION COMICS #507-508, 554, 595, 600 (select stories), 644, SUPERMAN #408, DC COMICS PRESENTS #29, and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #430! Artist/writer Jerry Ordway provides the introduction and context for this latest addition to DC's "Decades" library.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: RUIN REVEALED TP
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Karl Kerschl, Darryl Banks and Adam DeKraker
Cover by Kerschl

Another trade paperback collecting Greg Rucka’s run on ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, including issues #640-641and 644-647! Ruin, the man who has been out to destroy Superman and his loved ones, is revealed to be someone near and dear to him!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

DC UNIVERSE

INFINITE CRISIS #6
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning
Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez

Which events in this continuing epic will lead us to One Year Later? What worlds live? Which hero dies? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%).
On sale March 8 • 6 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE OMAC PROJECT: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Ladrönn

The end is just the beginning in this epic spy thriller by the team behind the red-hot OMAC PROJECT miniseries! From the pages of INFINITE CRISIS, the legacy of Brother Eye rains down on earth, threatening exposure of a hero’s greatest secret and the dawning of a world war!
On sale March 22 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #40
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Butch Guice

It’s One Year Later…and Aquaman has totally changed! Join the new creative team of Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, JLA) and Butch Guice (JLA CLASSIFIED) for the start of an amazing new undersea adventure!
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #92
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Paulo Siqueira & Robin Riggs
Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson

It’s One Year Later…and the Birds have a new mission — with a new lineup that will shock you! Don’t miss new art team Paulo Siqueira (Lady Death: Lost Souls) & Robin Riggs (JSA, SUPERGIRL) as they join acclaimed writer Gail Simone for a turning point in the history of the Birds of Prey!
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #13
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer
Art by Byrne & Dan Green
Cover by Byrne

It’s One Year Later…and two Etrigans are battling the Lord of the Damned!
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BIZARRO WORLD SC
Written and illustrated by Tony Millionaire, Kyle Baker, Dylan Horrocks, Eddie Campbell, Harvey Pekar, James Kochalka, Gilbert Hernandez, Peter Bagge and others
Cover by Jaime Hernandez

A heaping slab of great comics featuring Bizarro by a who’s-who of fantastic comic artists and writers! It's big! It's indisputably rectangular! It stays crunchy even in milk!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 26 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US

CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN: STOLEN MOMENTS, BORROWED TIME TP
Written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin
Cover by Chaykin

Collecting the acclaimed 6-issue miniseries by Howard Chaykin! In a world devoid of super-heroes, five extraordinary people who survived a cataclysmic event will discover that the world we live in is not the one we believe it to be.
On sale March 29 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #1
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers
Art and cover by Cully Hamner

Keith Giffen (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE) and hot screenwriter John Rogers (Catwoman) team with Cully Hamner (RED, BATMAN: TENSES) to bring back the Beetle! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don’t get one without the other.
On sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #23
Written by Stuart Moore
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

It’s One Year Later…and Firestorm must stop a deadly nuclear accident and a threat to his very existence! And more importantly, just who was behind this “accident”?
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN ARROW #60
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

It’s One Year Later, and Ollie Queen is the newly elected mayor of Star City, fighting the good fight on the streets and through the system! And welcome aboard the dynamic new art team of Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens (NIGHTWING, ROBIN)!
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN #10
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
Cover by Simone Bianchi

It’s One Year Later…and Hal Jordan is about to embark on one of his greatest challenges ever! Join acclaimed writer Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS) and new series art team Ivan Reis & Marc Campos (ACTION COMICS, RANN/THANAGAR WAR) for Part 1 of “Revenge of the Green Lanterns!” Who is the Grandmaster of the Manhunters? What is the Igneous Man? Where is Sinestro? And why will the most unlikely of sons become one of Hal Jordan's greatest enemies?
On sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke and others
Cover by Alex Ross

A new hardcover collecting GREEN LANTERN #1-6 and GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES #1! Hal Jordan is back from the dead — now watch as he re-establishes his life as a pilot. Standing in his way, though, is one of the deadly Manhunter androids followed by the Shark.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 19 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

HARD TIME SEASON TWO #4
Written by Steve Gerber & Mary Skrenes
Art by Brian Hurtt & Steve Bird
Cover by Hurtt

It’s all about Cindy. The sweet “girl” of the penitentiary has some secrets of her own and may not be as good as she seems. Because when she’s bad…watch out!
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

HAWKGIRL #50
Written by Walter Simonson
Art and cover by Howard Chaykin

It’s One Year Later…and Hawkgirl is out to make a name for herself in St. Roché! New villains and new threats, all brought to you by the team of writer Walter Simonson (Orion, ELRIC: THE MAKING OF A SORCEROR) and artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg,
CITY OF TOMORROW)!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JONAH HEX #5
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Luke Ross
Cover by Brian Bolland

It’s 130 years ago…and the world's ugliest bounty hunter faces off against the deadliest combination known to mankind: nuns with guns!
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #20
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco
Cover by Jesus Saiz

It’s One Year Later…and Manhunter’s shocking new strategy makes her infamous in the eyes of heroes and villains alike!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #18 & 19
Written by Gail Simone
Art by José Luis García López & Klaus Janson
Cover by García López

The 6-part story “The Hypothetical Woman” continues! In Part 3, the toxic giant Chemo threatens to start an ecological disaster that only the JLA can stop. But with the team stretched thin uncovering the mystery behind General Tuzik's Conquerer Strain, will they be able to get it together in time?
And in Part 4, General Tuzik unleashes his team of Hypotheticals to further his plans of world domination, putting the JLA in a difficult position. In order to stop him, they'll have to declare war!
Issue #18 on sale March 15; issue #19
on sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA #83
Written by Paul Levitz
Art by Rags Morales, Dave Meikis and Luke Ross
Cover by George Pérez

It’s One Year Later…and the JSA has been torn asunder! Legendary JSA writer Paul Levitz, award-winning artist Rags Morales (IDENTITY CRISIS, WONDER WOMAN) & inker Dave Meikis (HOURMAN) deliver a moving 5-part tale of heroes picking up the pieces of their lives as they face of against one of their deadliest enemies! Featuring flashback sequences illustrated by Luke Ross (JONAH HEX)!
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #10
Written by Stuart Moore
Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

It’s One Year Later…and a dying Vandal Savage has crash-landed on Earth after the worst twelve months of his life. His last order of business? Revenge on Green Lantern! Don’t miss the Part 1 of a 4-part story written by Stuart Moore (FIRESTORM) with art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti (CATWOMAN, YEAR ONE: BATMAN/RA’S AL GHUL)!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF THE SUPER-HEROES #16
Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray

It’s 1,001 years later…and guess who’s joining the Legion of Super-Heroes? It’s just what you think…and nothing you expect!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #34
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert
Cover by Daniel Acuña

It’s One Year Later…and The Outsiders are finished. Done. No team by that name exists. Unless they’re coming for you…
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS: CRISIS INTERVENTION TP
Written by Judd Winick and Jen Van Meter
Art by Matthew Clark, Dietrich Smith and Art Thibert
Cover by Daniel Acuña

A new volume collecting OUTSIDERS #29-33, plus select scenes from various DCU books, showing Donna Troy recruiting heroes for her mission! The Outsiders are left reeling following a betrayal by one of their members. They must face a rematch with the Fearsome Five and Sabbac, who now has the power of the Seven Deadly Sins!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 19 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS TEEN TITANS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bob Haney, Marv Wolfman and Len Wein
Art by Nick Cardy, Bruno Premiani, Bill Molno, Irv Novick, Lee Elias, Bill Draut, Sal Trapani and Jack Abel
Cover by Cardy

The "Showcase" format continues with a volume collecting BRAVE AND THE BOLD #54, 60, SHOWCASE #59, and TEEN TITANS #1-18. Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, and Aqualad unite for adventures only a teen team could handle!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

TEEN TITANS #34
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope
Variant cover by Ed Benes

One Year Later, it’s Part 1 of “The New Teen Titans!” A new year of exciting adventures begins with the “new” Teen Titans, the bizarre Doom Patrol and the mysterious and secretive Titans East! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope and Ed Benes. Please see this month’s order form for details on the variant cover.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: BULLETEER #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Yanick Paquette & Serge LaPointe

In the miniseries finale, the Bulleteer finally faces her husband’s mysterious online lover in an unforgettable battle to the death! Sally Sonic is an embittered British super-teen from the 1940s with the mind of a miserable 75-year-old woman trapped in an immortal 16-year-old body. Can Bulleteer survive her first slugfest, or could this be the tragic end of her career as a super-hero before it even begins?
A Soldier must die — will it be the Bulleteer?
On sale March 15 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: FRANKENSTEIN #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke

Frankenstein has tracked the swarming Sheeda to their lair — and what he finds will shock him! The truth about the villains is revealed at last as the Monster goes on a rampage the likes of which has never before been seen in comics. It’s Frankenstein vs. the Fairies — and the end of SEVEN SOLDIERS! This issue leads directly into April’s SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1, the mindblowing conclusion to this expansive saga!
A Soldier must die — will it be Frankenstein?
On sale March 29 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: MR. MIRACLE #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Freddie Williams II

Ever wonder what life might have been like if you’d chosen a different path? The Omega Effect can take you there!
Join Shilo Norman, Super Escape Artist, as he faces the ultimate challenge! The Life Trap is here, and the only way out is in a box. Can Mr. Miracle beat the odds that say death is 100% certain? Find out in “Forever-Flavored Man” and prepare to witness…the Final Escape!
A Soldier must die — will it be Mr. Miracle?
On sale March 8 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 2 TP
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart, Ryan Sook & Mick Gray and Frazer Irving
Cover by Stewart

The brilliant mind of Grant Morrison (THE INVISIBLES, JLA, ALL STAR SUPERMAN) is showcased once again as the collections of his most groundbreaking and ambitious project yet! Comprised of seven different 4-issue miniseries and two bookend Specials, this colossal 30-part tale of death, betrayal, failure, joy, loss, romance, triumph and redemption is being collected in 4 volumes!
This second volume features the continuing exploits of four of the seven soldiers, and collects KLARION #2-3, SHINING KNIGHT #3-4, GUARDIAN #3-4, and ZATANNA #3. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story arc that redefines their purpose in the DCU. But their stories also interweave with the other Soldiers' tales, and tells a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together, these reluctant champions must arise and work together to save the world...without ever meeting one another!
On sale March 22 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY #3
Written by Joe Kubert
Art and cover by Kubert

Sgt. Rock and Easy Co. continue on their mission to bring “The Prophecy” to Estonia. After a harrowing shootout with a band of renegade Nazis, the combat-happy Joes of Easy Company and their precious cargo stumble upon a place they’ve never seen before — and one they won’t soon forget.
On sale March 22 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WARLORD #2
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Bart Sears

The amazing new adventures of one of comics’ greatest fantasy heroes by Bruce Jones and Bart Sears continue! The brutal Prince Brovis means to conquer Shamballah, a kingdom in desperate need of a champion. The prophecy says a warrior will come…but could that warrior be a man from our world?
On sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JOHNNY DC

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #19
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Dave McCaig

Solomon Grundy, smashes things on Monday! The first time we saw Grundy, he was really Clayface, but Batman’s about to find out that the legend of the swamp monster is very, very real!
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #19
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Gordon Purcell & Bob Petrecca
Cover by Ty Templeton

Wonder Woman, Elongated Man and Vigilante track a sinister time traveller back to the Old West. But it’s going to take the help of Jonah Hex, Bat Lash and El Diablo for them to stand a chance against the Time Commander! Guns are a ‘blazin’ in “The Justice Rangers Ride Again!”
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED VOL. 2: WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES TP
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Carlo Barberi, Ethen Beavers and Walden Wong
Cover by Ben Caldwell

The JLA encounter the oldest Green Lantern as they battle the terrible triptych, journey to deep space to thwart Darkseid, and travel back in time to Camelot to battle the evil Morgaine Le Fey! A 114-page manga size spectacular reprinting issues #6-10 of the ongoing series.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 19 • 5" x 7.375" • 104 pg, FC, $6.99US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED VOL. 3: CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE TP
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong
Cover by Ben Caldwell

The World's Greatest Super-Heroes unite as they encounter one incredible menace after another in this 104-page digest sized collection reprinting JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #11-15! Featuring two Flashes vs. the Mirror Master, a crisis for Red Tornado, a journey to Limbo with Deadman and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 19 • 5” x 7.375” • 104 pg, FC, $6.99US

TEEN TITANS GO! #29
Written by J. Torres
Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker
Cover by Sean Galloway

Cyborg, Beast Boy and Starfire are all contestants on “Who Wants Pie?”, the new game show sensation with a sinister edge! If the Titans want to get out alive, they'll have to solve a bunch of puzzles and brain-teasers. And you, the reader, can join in the fun!!
On sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI #2
Written by Abby Denson, J. Torres, Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore
Art by Phil Moy, Chris Cook and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Phil Moy

The exciting 3-issue miniseries continues! Ami and Yumi are sick of their shady manager, Kaz, and want a new one. But they’d better be careful what they wish for — or what they sign! Also, advertising may be profitable for the band, but there are some products the girls don’t want their faces on?
On sale March 8 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #19
Written by Scott Roberts, Jon Lewis and Jim Alexander
Art by Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes, Mike DeCarlo, Scott Neely and Dan Day
Cover by Robert Pope

The Powerpuff Girls have joined the Block Party and are ready to rock! But first they have some serious spring cleaning to do! Plus, Johnny Bravo has a date with a beautiful movie star, but will he realize his good luck?
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #106
Written by Alex Simmons
and Scott Peterson
Art by Robert Pope,
Scott McRae, Joe Staton
and Jeff Albrecht
Cover by Staton

The Mystery, Inc gang must learn why teenage secret agent J.Z. Bang is being chased by ghouls and goblins, instead of sneaks and spies! Plus, the Mystery Machine breaks down in front of a creepy old house, and Shaggy & Scooby discover the dangers of a haunted fruit stand.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #136
Written by Jesse Leon McCann, Sholly Fisch and Sam Agro
Art by Walter Carzon, Ruben Torreiro, Neal Sternecky,
Scott McRae, Pablo Zamboni and Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Carzon & Torreiro.

Marvin the Martian has decided the fate of Mars depends on Foghorn Leghorn — and he’ll get cooperation by any means necessary! Plus, take a trip back in time with Daffy and find out how clever that duck’s always been.
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #464
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
More of the MAD-cap hilarity you’ve come to expect and demand from the Usual Gang of Idiots!
On sale March 1 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #6
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 March 8 • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

DC LIBRARY

ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY #2
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini
Art by Wendy Pini

The all-new bimonthly miniseries continues! Sunstream is awake and ready to lead the Wolfriders to the distant sea — and the Wave Dancers. While Brill can’t wait to meet her recognized partner in the flesh, not every underwater denizen is as eager.
On sale March 15 • 2 of 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 14 TP
Written by Richard & Wendy Pini
Art by Wendy Pini and John Byrne
Cover by Wendy Pini

The Grand Quest comes to a whirlwind conclusion with a climactic fight between Cutter and Rayek! Includes “Right of Passage” from ELFQUEST: THE HIDDEN YEARS and stories from ELFQUEST: ROGUE’S CHALLENGE, including the rare collaboration between Wendy Pini and John Byrne.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 12 • 5” x 7.375” • 224 pg, B&W, $9.99US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 18 HC
Written by Will Eisner Art and cover by Eisner
THE WILL EISNER LIBRARY Reprinting Spirit sections from January 2 to June 26, 1949, Will Eisner’s masterwork continues through one of its greatest periods in THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 18, featuring the classic stories “Thorne Strand and the Spirit,” “Visitor” and “Satin” as well as an introduction by Eisner's former editor at Kitchen Sink Press, Catherine Garnier.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 12 • 196 pg, FC, $49.99 US

CMX

MOON CHILD VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu
CMX. Shona is led to believe the unbelievable — that Jimmy is “Benjamin,” the half-mermaid/half-human mentioned in the prophecies of destruction. But one problem remains: the prophecy foretells of a girl!
The strange twins that exactly resemble Jimmy are the only ones who seem to know the full truth about the boy and the nature of his bizarre powers. Although they claim to be protecting him, they appear to have their own agenda. Only time will tell whether they are allies…or enemies in disguise!
On sale March 15 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

SEIMADEN VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by You Higuri
CMX. The Demon King Laures has been taken prisoner.
His enemies will stop at nothing to destroy him and have targeted his beloved Hilda as the means to exact their revenge. Steadfast Roddrick attempts to rescue his former girlfriend, though great danger bars his way. With Laures held powerless, the lovers’ fate may be in the hands of an old flame, who must conquer his own demons in order to save them all.
On sale March 22 • 5" x 7.375" • 180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura
CMX. The internationally best-selling manga continues its English language debut! Maron races to save a friend — who’s also an enemy!
Although he’s her archenemy Sinbad by night, by day Maron has strong feelings for Chiaki. When he’s kidnapped by his demon-possessed father, Maron transforms into Kaito Jeanne to save him. But the demon dad is ready for Jeanne, and has a space reserved just for her in his collection of living mannequins! And it doesn’t help matters when the imprisoned Chiaki refuses to move back home — even if Jeanne can set him free.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 26 • 5" x 7.375" • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • ALL AGES

KIKAIDER CODE 02 VOL. 3
Story by Shotaro Ishinomori
Illustrated by MEIMU

CMX. The manga behind the cult favorite animated series seen on Cartoon Network continues!
On the surface, Jiro appears to be a normal teenager — but he’s really Kikaider, a super-powered android. He can save humankind from an army of destructive robots, but only if his unstable “conscience circuit” doesn’t destroy us first! After managing to defeat his "brother," a weakened Jiro is unable to stall the plot that could mean the end of mankind! The agents of D.A.R.K. are everywhere and evil mastermind Gil Helbert has prepared for every eventuality…except the determination of an all-too-human android.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 19 • 5" x 7.375" • 210 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Sanami Matoh
CMX. From the best-selling creator of the hit manga Fake. The epic journey of Hiryu and Ryukei builds towards its conclusion!
After two years of solo training, Hiryu, bandit-turned-Dragon-King, is ready to face his final battle. But his trek home is disrupted when Hawk Village falls under attack from the evil Torao's men, and Hiryu must come to the rescue.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 26 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

CIPHER VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita
CMX. The beloved manga by one of Japan’s foremost shojo creators takes to the road in this third volume! As the school year comes to an end, Anise finds her feelings for Cipher growing more complicated. And now the brothers are getting ready to leave for Hollywood. Will she be able to deal with the separation, or will she follow them out west?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 • 5" x 7.375" • 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

TENJHO TENGE VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Oh! great
CMX. In a school dominated by ruthless martial arts teams, one rogue club must fight the odds to stay alive!
To activate his “pure warrior,” Master Dogen introduces an element that turns the ultra-violent opening rounds of the tournament into a bloodbath! Meanwhile, as the bond between Maya and Mitsuomi deepens, Shin falls deeper under the spell of the mystical sword. This leads up to the tragic, destined battle between Shin and Mitsuomi, after which none of the characters will ever be the same! Retailers please note: This volume has been edited for U.S. release.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 19 • 5" x 7.375" • 240 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

WILDSTORM

THE AMERICAN WAY #2
Written by John Ridley
Art and cover by Georges Jeanty & Karl Story

Tragedy strikes America's heroes as one of their own falls in combat! As for new Civil Defense Corps marketing director Wesley Catham, he couldn't have asked for a more difficult start: how do you spin the death of a popular hero without having the public lose faith in national security? The answer: introduce a new hero!
On sale March 22 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON #6
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope
Cover by Camuncoli & Gabriele Dell'Otto

While the friendship between Captain Atom and the Engineer grows, the Authority and Majestic search for answers to Atom's condition. The Wildcats begin to experiment on Nikola, trying to free the Void signature...but can anything stop the countdown?
On sale March 8 • 6 of 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DESOLATION JONES #6
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Michael Jones has been played for a fool from the start. Military spooks turned adult film entrepreneurs was just the decoration. All Jones knows is everyone is against him, and that the odds say he won't live through the night...
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

EX MACHINA #20
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister
Cover by Harris

Concluding the most controversial story of the year: the 4-part “March to War!” It’s former super-hero Mitchell Hundred's darkest hour as Mayor of New York City, as the tree of liberty is once again refreshed with the blood of patriots.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

MAJESTIC #15
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art and cover by Neil Googe

Imperitor's forces go to war with the warriors of the Shaper's Guild for possession of the Planet Engine, and the destinies of Khera and Earth hang in the balance! Caught in the middle, Majestic and his disparate band of allies struggle to thwart both and stop them from tearing the world apart.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED SONJA /CLAW THE UNCONQUERED: DEVIL’S HANDS #1
Written by John Layman
Art by Andy Smith
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Jim Lee

Fan-favorite Red Sonja meets a blast from DC's past: Claw the Unconquered — in a 4-issue miniseries written by John Layman (THUNDERCATS: ENEMY’S PRIDE) with art by Andy Smith (Weapon X, Silver Surfer) and covers by Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN) and Alex Ross (JUSTICE)! Red Sonja, crimson-haired she-devil with a sword, and Claw, the cursed warrior, are thrown together as unlikely allies against a despotic evil sorcerer who was once a friend to Red Sonja but is now her sworn enemy — and may hold the key to unlocking the terrible curse he must endure! Copublished with Dynamite Entertainment. Please see the order form for details on the variant cover.
On sale March 15 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THUNDERBOLT JAXON #2
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art by John Higgins
Cover by Gibbons

Ancient deities are revealed as this action-packed miniseries continues! When Jack Jaxon and his friends discover the true mystical nature of their recently found treasure, gang warfare erupts. Meanwhile, Jack's stepfather, a major combatant in the urban turf war, is glimpsed by Jack as his true self.
On sale March 1 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEAM ZERO #4
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Doug Mahnke & Sandra Hope
Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards

Deathblow and his team have reached Peenemunde, but the Soviets are hot on their heels. The Team digs in as the advance units of the Red Army begin to arrive...and it's not what any of them could have expected. Outnumbered and outgunned, Team Zero prepares for war!
On sale March 1 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS: NEMESIS #7
Written by Robbie Morrison
Art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues & Matt "Batt" Banning
Cover by Caldwell & Banning

The Brotherhood's assault on Earth has begun! Nemesis and Zealot fight side by side, but the odds are stacked against them. Is anyone left to stem this massive threat? And Nemesis flashes back to Prohibition-era America to mix it up with bootleggers!
On sale March 8 • 7 of 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDSIDERZ #3
Written by J. Scott Campbell & Andy Hartnell
Art and covers by Campbell

The thrilling miniseries by fan-favorite creators J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell continues! High school, the social hierarchy and homemade superpowers can be a lot for any teenager to handle. Will the Wildsiderz finally learn to work together, or will the villainous plans of Dr. Spydre break them apart? In order to retrieve their powers, Styler hatches a plan that forces Zak into a dangerously close encounter with Emily. But is Styler’s heroic intent what it seems, or is he after something more personal than powers? Either way, the Wildsiderz will have to keep their emotions in check as Dr. Spydre turns their high school formal into an affair they’ll never forget. Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. This issue will ship with two covers by J. Scott Campbell. Please see the order form for information on the variant cover.
Resolicited; on sale March 29 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

THE WINTER MEN #4Written by Brett Lewis
Art and cover by John Paul Leon

Kris and Nikki uncover more clues about the fabled heroes as they investigate the so-called Boy Scouts and their operation. And could Kris’s old team, Red 11, have a connection to the Winter Men? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale March 29 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

WRAITHBORN #6
Written by Marcia Chen
Art and cover by Joe Benitez & Joe Weems

The final question is answered: who will ultimately wield the power of the Wraithborn? The pulse-pounding extra-sized finale is here as Valin makes a noble attempt to rescue Melanie... and finds himself face-to-face with Brijit and Kiara. The stakes have never been higher, the outcome never more tense, now is the time when heroes are born…or die.
On sale March 29 • 6 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


Written by Peter Hogan and Steve Moore
Art by Zander Cannon, Gene Ha & Rick Veitch
Cover by Terry Dodson

Everything you ever wanted to know about the crew of Top 10 but were afraid to ask! Leni Muller, one of the earliest officers to wear a badge at Precinct 10, reveals the ins and outs of the force as only an insider can. From the post-war days to the present, Leni knows where all the bodies are buried. Also, King Solomon takes a look at some of America's Best…and worst!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TOM STRONG BOOK FIVE TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker and others
Art by Pascual Ferry, Duncan Fegredo and others
Cover by Chris Sprouse and Jose Villarrubia

An amazing softcover collection featuring TOM STRONG #26-30!
Whether investigating paranormal activities in the outermost atmosphere or entering a dream realm through a young girl who is also a living black hole, Tom Strong is the ever-vigilant defender of Millennium City!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 • 136 pg, FC, $17.99 US

TOP 10: THE 49ERS SC
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by Gene Ha

The Eisner Award-winning TOP 10 team of writer Alan Moore and artist Gene Ha reunites for a softcover edition of the original graphic novel that delves into the past, revealing the origins of Neopolis and the first officers of Top Ten! Meet the original Top 10 officers who blazed the trail and made Neopolis the city it is today!
On sale March 22 • 112 pg, FC, $17.99 US • Mature Readers


VERTIGO

AMERICAN VIRGIN #1
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan
Cover by Frank Quitely

YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST TIME…
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.
Just a few weeks shy of marrying the girl of his dreams — the only woman God has said he can ever know sexually — Adam's fate, future and sex life are cast in direct opposition with God's Word.
Like Y: THE LAST MAN, the series follows one man’s dark quest into unknown territories — geographically and emotionally. A shocking terrorist act casts Adam adrift in exotic locales not so easily managed by a slick image, a clever comeback or the Good Book. Adam is forced to confront head-on the very rifts we all feel between our carnal desires and whatever higher power we answer to.
Will Adam’s first time be his last?
Featuring the deft, cutting edge writing skills of seven-time Eisner Award nominee Steven T. Seagle (the nationally acclaimed IT'S A BIRD...) and the frenetic, high-contrast art of two-time Eisner Award-nominated artist Becky Cloonan (Demo, Wizard’s “Best Indie Book” for 2004), AMERICAN VIRGIN will be previewed in Y: THE LAST MAN #41 and includes a bonus interview with the creators. Erotically charged covers for the series will be created by the inimitable Eisner Award-winning artist Frank Quitely (WE3, ALL STAR SUPERMAN).
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS Edited by Shelly Bond

100 BULLETS #70
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

While most of the remaining members of The Trust were gambling with their lives in Atlantic City, Agent Graves paid a visit to two brothers down on their luck. But when one gets his hands on Graves’ infamous briefcase, the result be anything but brotherly love.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS: STRYCHNINE LIVES TP
Written by Brian Azzarello Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's tale of power and revenge winds through Chicago, Miami, Atlantic City and Juarez in STRYCHNINE LIVES, collecting issues #59-67 of the award-winning series. With the Houses of the Trust warily circling each other, looking for the right angle to take in their impending war, the remaining Minutemen continue to pick their sides — and set up their own battle plans.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 26 • 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS: THE HARD WAY TP
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

Reoffered to coincide with 100 BULLETS: STRYCHNINE LIVES, this volume collects 100 BULLETS #50-58, unraveling the tangled mystery of the Trust as Wylie Times becomes the latest Minuteman to be reactivated by the Trust's one-time enforcer Agent Graves. But which side will he choose?
On sale March 29 • 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS • Relist

DMZ #5
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood

After a few weeks of covering day-to-day life in the DMZ, Matty finally gets his first big news break: an interview with a notorious local tribal boss. However, when Matty arrives to the interview, who he finds sitting next to the crime boss could make for an even bigger scoop.
On sale March 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


THE EXTERMINATORS #3

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore
Cover by Philip Bond

In Part 3 of the 5-part “Bug Brothers,” Henry gets a new partner: Stretch, a Zen master in a 10-gallon hat. When they visit an L.A. mental hospital to clean out the pests, they instead find horrific suffering and corruption — to which Stretch concocts a most creative response.
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #47
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jim Fern & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by James Jean

In the conclusion of the 2-part story “The Ballad of Rodney and June,” it's love in the time of conquest. But how can their love survive when they're both made of wood? It seems they have only one chance: travel to the Imperial Homeworld to petition Gepetto himself to transform them into real flesh and blood.
On sale March 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE TP
Written by Mat Johnson Art by Tony Akins & Dan Green
Cover by Ronald Wimberly

The King of Voodoo has a long history, but where did it all begin? The answer can be found in HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE, collecting the acclaimed 5-issue Vertigo miniseries that follows the story of the curse that made Midnite immortal, from its origin in 1712 through the failed slave rebellion of 1741 and into the present day, where he continues to pay the price for his original sin.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 5 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #218
Written by Denise Mina
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Greg Lauren

Part 3 of the 7-part story “Empathy is the Enemy,” written by acclaimed author Denise Mina. On the highway to Glasgow, John encounters a forgotten acquaintance from his troubled youth. Coincidence, or a set up engineered by a shadowy sect rooted in nine centuries of Scottish mysticism? Constantine senses that the end of this road may be too dark even for him.
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: LADY CONSTANTINE TP
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Phil Noto

Collecting the four-issue HELLBLAZER SPECIAL miniseries written by THE LOSERS’ Andy Diggle and illustrated by Goran Sudzuka (guest artist on Y: THE LAST MAN), HELLBLAZER: LADY CONSTANTINE tells the story of Johanna Constantine, 18th-century ancestor of today's Hellblazer, whose reputation for sorcery lands her a job that promises a future of wealth and entitlement in — and almost certain death and damnation in the frozen North Sea!
On sale March 29 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

LOVELESS #6
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Marcelo Frusin

Featuring guest art by Danijel Zezelj (EL DIABLO, CONGO BILL)! America’s dirty and violent underside was exposed during the Civil War and Reconstruction. However, for Atticus Mann, a former slave turned Freeman, the struggle to survived was doubled in the face of racism and brutality.
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #72
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross & Aaron Alexovich
Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Concluding the 2-part “Evensong.” In the realm of his old enemy, Izanami, Lucifer must once again take back what is his. But this time there are no challenges or ambushes, and no traps except for one — which the Morningstar walks into with his eyes wide open.
On sale March 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.75 US • MATURE READERS

NEIL GAIMAN’S NEVERWHERE #7
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Glenn Fabry

Neil Gaiman’s classic tale of urban fantasy spins toward its mind-boggling conclusion. Richard must endure the Black Friars’ ordeal, taking him to the blackest heart of his inner demons. His only objective: to survive — while the Marquis de Carabas meets an even crueler fate at the hand of Mr. Croup.
On sale March 29 • 7 of 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #25
Written by Josh Dysart
Art by Dean Ormston
Cover by Eric Powell

The spotlight focuses on Swamp Thing’s love Abby in a special stand-alone story. After their long-awaited reunion, the madness of the swamp re-invades her life. Trapped in a rape crisis center, she must fight for her life against monsters that may forever change her relationship with the world’s Earth Elemental…
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #4
Written by Douglas Rushkoff
Art and cover by Liam Sharp

Abraham’s epic war with the Anakim giants reverberates through time, as Alan Stern steels himself to do battle with an army of gargantuan war machines. But his true enemy is a force more powerful than any robot.
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #43
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

Co-creator Pia Guerra returns as a new storyline begins! The last man and his companions finally reach Japan in search of Ampersand, Yorick's long-lost pet and the key to mankind's return. They're one step closer to learning who or what killed all the other males, but how many of Yorick's friends will live to hear the answer?
On sale March 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS