DC Comics solicitations for October 2005


Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Scott Hampton.
Acclaimed writer Steve Niles joins distinctive painter Scott Hampton for a 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries that uncovers the investigation of grisly murders outside Batman's usual territory...in the Gotham suburbs! Commissioner Gordon calls on the Dark Knight for help in solving the mystery, although Batman has never delved into the suburbs of Gotham before. But the series of murders is so shocking that Batman must respond, despite being in unfamiliar territory.
48 pages, $5.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Frank Miller, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.
Creative titans Frank Miller, Jim Lee and Scott Williams continue their striking new vision of the Dark Knight in this tale of young Dick Grayson's transformation from orphaned acrobat into the Batman's first sidekick: Robin, the Boy Wonder!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by David Lapham, art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill, over by Lapham.
Part 10 of the 12-part "City of Crime!" Bruce Wayne forgoes cape and cowl to investigate the mysteries of Gotham's seediest neighborhood, Crown Point. Plus, Gordon's back in town to help Robin uncover the Ventriloquist's secrets...only Scarface ain't talkin'.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Al Barrionuevo and Bit, cover by Claudio Castellini.
Batman and Hush race to find the former Clayfaces and unravel the mystery of the shapechangers! Just when Hush thought he had control over this new Clayface, he's proven wrong. Dead wrong! And when is one Clayface too many?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Judd Winick, art by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen, cover by Jock.
An Infinite Crisis tie-in! The Villains United want a piece of Gotham, and Black Mask is just the man to deliver it. Batman has his hands full with the criminals of Gotham, but before he can neutralize Deathstroke and company, Red Hood plans to take matters into his own hands!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by J.H. Williams III and Dan Curtis Johnson, art and cover by Seth Fisher.
The conclusion of the 5-part "Snow," featuring Batman's first confrontation with Victor Fries -- a.k.a. Mr. Freeze! And what "conclusion" will Batman draw from his experiences with a strike force?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12

Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Dave McKean
In celebration of the 16th anniversary of the Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, DC Comics presents a softcover edition of the Arkham Asylum Anniverary Edition, reprinting the now-classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses the Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and more in the black heart of Gotham City's house for the criminally insane.
This graphic novel is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker, as well as groundbreaking art that influenced scores of artists by introducing a new school of storytelling and technique to comics. This special edition also includes Morrison's complete original script annotated by both himself and editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, step-by-step samples of how the story and art came together and much more!
212 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Pop Mhan and Jesse Delperdang, cover by Tim Sale.
The debut of new penciller Pop Mhan and cover artist Tim Sale. Encased in ice by Mr. Freeze and held hostage by Nyssa, Batgirl is offered a choice: regain her destiny with the legendary League of Assassins or die a slow, frozen death.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Andy Helfer, art by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Pat Lee.
Batman seeks clues about the mysterious plague unleashed on Gotham in the depths of the subway system and has a close encounter with an express train! Meanwhile, the Carrier makes an alliance that could lead to even more trouble for Gotham.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Judd Winick, art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen and others, cover by Matt Wagner.
Shocking revelations and age-old foes make this new collection -- featuring Batman #635-641 -- a must-have. Batman is confronted with a hidden face from the past ‹ it's the return of the Red Hood! With Black Mask controlling the Gotham underworld, what role will Red Hood have when all is said and done?
176 pages, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Tim Sale.
The team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale returns to further the exciting adventures they began in Batman: The Long Halloween and followed in Batman: Dark Victory. Collecting the 6-part series that guest-starred Batman and a host of Gotham's most colorful and dangerous villains, When in Rome chronicles Catwoman's mysterious trip to Italy and her dealings with the deadly Falcone crime family. It's an incredible tale of Gotham's sexiest cat burglar!
160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Pete Woods, cover by Adam Hughes.
Some of the nastiest villains in the DCU have laid siege to the East End, and Catwoman is the only thing keeping them from running riot! But now that she's dead center in their sights, even Batman won't be able to talk her off a path that leads straight into the heart of danger!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, art by Kano and Stefano Gaudiano, cover by Sean Phillips.
The conclusion of the "Dead Robin" storyline! The cops have a dead kid in a Robin outfit, and the evidence is pointing inescapably toward Batman. But how can they catch the Dark Knight? Plus, the leak within the GCPD is revealed!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Devin Grayson, art by Cliff Chiang and Ande Parks, cover by Phil Hester and Parks.
A Villains United tie-in! Dick Grayson is working forŠDeathstroke the Terminator? Nightwing is no more -- Dick Grayson's in a new outfit, and he's got a brand-new bag of dirty tricks. And those who thought he was simply "going undercover" are in for a rude awakening...
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

ROBIN #143
Written by Bill Willingham Art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens
An OMAC Project tie-in! As the dreaded OMACs scour Blüdhaven for all costumes, Robin finds himself in the unenviable position of trying to save the newly resurrected Darla Aquista -- the very girl who swore to use her demonic powers to rid the world of Robin!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Mark Verheiden, art and cover by Ed Benes.
The world is going to hell as the Crisis begins -- this is too big a job even for Superman! But what has changed that scares those closest to the Man of Steel?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Gail Simone, art by John Byrne and Nelson, cover by Dan Jurgens and Wayne Faucher
The Spectre has come for Satanus, Metropolis's resident demon! On All Hallow's Eve, the dead will rise to protect their dark master -- and Superman is caught in the middle! But Lois has her own demons to confront when her dead father returns...
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Karl Kerschl.
While Superman deals with a full-on Omac assault, Lois discovers an alarming connection between her would-be assassin and the Dark Knight! Meanwhile, Luthor is back in Metropolis to build a new power base...starting with the Parasite!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Joshua Middleton.
Continuing the pulse-pounding tale of the first meeting of the Last Son of Krypton and Earth's Mightiest Mortal. Superman and Shazam have joined forces to defend Fawcett City Museum from creatures unleashed by mysterious cult members. But in the confusion, the cult manages to slip away with some precious artifacts that will help them summon an even greater evil force. And what roles do Lex Luthor and Dr. Sivana play in the cult's plans?
40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.
Supergirl knows that someone other than Batman has been spying on her -- and now it's time to find out who! But when her investigation leads to the Outsiders, there's no stopping the Girl of Steel! Plus, is romance blossoming for Kara Zor-El?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.
As Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines rocket "With a Vengeance" toward its conclusion, the fate of the universe hangs in the balance unless the World's Finest Team -- The Dark Damsel Detective and The Woman of Steel, that is -- can stop it! There's nothing more incredible than the debut of Batwoman and Superwoman! Guest-starring Superlad!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, Don Cameron and others, art by Joe Shuster, Wayne Boring, Jack Burnley and others, cover by Shuster.
The latest in DC's decade-by-decade celebration of the best stories featuring the Man of Steel collects stories from Action Comics #1, 2, 14, 23, 64, 93, 107, Superman #1, 23, 40, 53, 58, 61, Superboy #5, the Superman daily newspaper strip, Look magazine and World's Finest Comics #37, covering his 1938 debut through the 1940s.
192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning, covers by Jim Lee and Sandra Hope and George Pérez
It's finally here: the comics event so massive that it built over the first half of 2005, through Countdown, Day of Vengeance, Rann/Thanagar War, Villains United and The OMAC Project. Prepare for the dawn of the DCU's darkest day in Infinite Crisis, a 7-issue miniseries written. Surrounded by their most fearsome enemies, the world's greatest heroes are divided within and without.
DC's icons -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman -- are joined by Nightwing, Supergirl, Donna Troy, Superboy, Robin, Wonder Girl, Green Lantern, the Flash and more as they face their most dire hour. What happens next will destroy friendships and lives, dictating the direction of the universe for the next generation!
Years in the making, the greatest event to hit the DCU in over two decades is about to explode. This issue will ship with covers by Lee and Williams (50 percent) and Pérez (50 percent).
40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by John Arcudi, art by Andy Clarke and Leonard Kirk, cover by Patrick Gleason.
An OMAC Project tie-in! Black Manta begins the water-breather gene therapy that will transform him forever! Aquaman must ask Geist to save Mera's life, but when the OMAC is activated by Brother Eye, it's Aquaman's life that may be lost!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by John Byrne and Will Pfeifer, art by Byrne and Dan Green, cover by Byrne.
What is manipulating Etrigan to face challenges throughout a succession of strange worlds and time periods?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Gail Simone, art by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson, cover by Adriana Melo and Will Conrad.
The two masterminds behind DCU's heroes and villains meet at long last, as Oracle and the Society's Calculator face off!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Bob Harras, art by Javier Pulido and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Marcos Martin.
Major Zanetti thought he knew everything about his new powers. He thought wrong. While he goes on the hunt for invading Rifters, Talia al Ghul shows the extent of her control over two of the DCU's most dangerous groups: H.I.V.E. and Kobra!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by John Byrne, art by Byrne and Doug Hazlewood, cover by Byrne.
With the Chief missing and presumed dead, the surviving Patrollers learn more of the mysterious origin of Negative Man ‹ and his unexpected connection to Vortex. Meanwhile, a face from the past returns to threaten the comatose Nudge and her family.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Stuart Moore, art by Jamal Igle, Rob Stull, Patrick Olliffe and Simon Coleby, cover by Matt Haley.
An OMAC Project tie-in. Following the events of Villains United, a de-powered and weakened Firestorm seeks help at S.T.A.R. Labs San Francisco, which is under attack by a mysterious, unseen menace. Enter OMAC -- its mission: kill the Nuclear Man!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Joey Cavalieri, art by Val Semeiks and Livesay, cover by Art Thibert.
A exciting new creative team comes aboard as The Flash speeds toward . . . the end? The past always seems to catch up with the Fastest Man Alive, and as Infinite Crisis approaches, Wally West reflects on his life with his wife and kids and sees that the end may be near.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Mutilated by the events of REBIRTH, Black Hand returns to wreak horrifying vengeance! Meanwhile, the bizarre experiments of a new alien race come to light with their current prisoner: Green Lantern. And how does this all connect with the Rann/Thanagar War?
On sale October 26 € 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy.
The 6-issue mini-series following the adventures of the Green Lantern Corps continues! The first assignment for two rookie Lanterns may be their last. Plus, Kyle Rayner meets an old love, and the biggest Green Lantern of all comes under attack.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Judd Winick, art by Ron Garney and Bill Reinhold, cover by James Jean.
"Heading Into the Light," Part 2 of 4. On the trail of Dr. Light, Green Arrow and Black Lightning are sidetracked by an attack by Mirror Master and Killer Frost. It's a wall-to-wall slugfest, but is their appearance a coincidence or part of a more sinister plot?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose.
The Hawks' year of mystery, madness and mayhem comes to it's startling and violent resolution in a battle not to be missed! Questions will be answered, blood will be spilled and only Hawkman knows the truth behind the plot to destroy him! Guest-starring the JSA.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

JLA #120 and 121
Written by Bob Harras, art by Tom Derenick and Dan Green, covers by Daniel Acuña.
Tthe first two chapters of "World Without a Justice League," shipping biweekly in October. There has been a great Crisis of Conscience, and the JLA as we know it is no more. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are at odds...now it's time for Aquaman, Green Arrow, and Black Canary to bring the League back to basics. But this World Without a Justice League may be just what an old villain with some new tricks has been hoping for!
And in #121, the remaining founding members of the JLA attempt to recruit new teammates, but will they want to be a part of a League that has resorted to some questionable tactics of late? Nightwing must decide to help re-form the JLA or support his mentor in keeping the team disbanded!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12 and Oct. 26.

Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by Gary Erskine.
In part 3 of a 4-part story, Jack Cross heads to Guantanamo Bay to personally cross-examine an inmate with ties to a plan to use a terrifying weapon of mass destruction!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Butch Guice, cover by Michael Stribling.
Part 4 of the 6-part "New Maps of Hell." Batman and The Flash team up to try to close the gateway to Hell, stopping more nightmarish creatures from coming to Earth, only to place the entire Justice League face-to-face with evil incarnate!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

JSA #78
Written by Keith Champagne, art by Don Kramer and Champagne, cover by Alex Ross.
A Day of Vengeance tie-in! The JSA desperately seeks Dr. Fate to help them find the missing Jakeem and Thunderbolt. Meanwhile, as the Spectre's rampage continues, the team's greatest enemy has found the opening he needs to destroy the JSA once and for all!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.
The story you've waited years for comes to a mind-boggling conclusion! Power Girl's origin is finally revealed, and it promises to redefine the Mistress of Might and uncover truths that will serve as a prelude to Infinite Crisis and beyond.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, art by Doug Braithwaite and Ross, cover by Ross.
The bimonthly 12-part maxiseries continues. The Riddler leads Batman into a mystery within a mystery through his compulsion to speak the truth through riddles. Does he hold the key to the reason the villains are helping mankind? Plus, Aquaman falls victim to one of the DCU's most nefarious criminals. Featuring painted art by Ross over Braithwaite's layouts.
40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Judd Winick, art by Matthew Clark and Art Thibert, cover by Daniel Acuña.
A Day of Vengeance tie-in! The Fearsome Five return to settle the score with the Outsiders, boasting a new recruit of unbelievable power -- and the crisis rocking the magic realms raises the stakes to an unimaginable level!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Judd Winick Art by Carlos D'Anda, Karl Kerschl, Dan Jurgens, and others Cover by Doug Mahnke
The thrilling third collection of the hot title collects Outsiders #16-23. This volume includes the 3-part "Most Wanted" story arc featuring television personality John Walsh, as well as an Identity Crisis tie-in story guest-starring Batman.
192 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Bob Haney and Gardner Fox, art by Ramona Fradon, Jack Sparling, Mike Sekowsky and others, cover by Sal Trapani.
This massive black-and-white volume collects all Metamorpho's Silver Age adventures, from The Brave and The Bold #57-58, 66, 68, Metamorpho #1-17, and Justice League of America #42. Guest-starring Batman, the Justice League of America, the Metal Men and more.
560 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Mick Gray, cover by Kitson.
On the eve of galactic destruction, with the dream of a United Planets dissolving into hopelessness, only an all-out brawl between the Legion and the agents of Terror Firma can halt the coming invasion ‹-provided a key player in the war finds within herself an unexpected power!
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina, Steve Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy, Sean Phillips and Fernando Blanco, cover by Jesus Saiz.
To become Manhunter, Kate Spencer broke into an evidence locker and stole a powerful super-suit -- but she had no idea where it came from! The suit's secret history comes to life in this stand-alone issue!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Scott Beatty, a rt by Keron Grant, cover by Ed McGuinness.
Featuring a cover by Ed McGuinness (Superman/Batman)! With the evil Witchazel, Monkey-in-the-Middle, and Dino-Mite hot on his heels, things are looking pretty bad for Mikey Devanté -- especially since the Coalition of Crime thinks he really is the son of Vulcan.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Jack Cole, art and cover by Cole.
Another amazing volume of peak-period Plastic Man stories by Cole at his zany best! This volume collects Plastic Man #7-8 and Plastic Man's adventures from Police Comics #66-71. Plas and Woozy travel way out West, meet Stretcho the India Rubber Man, visit Hollywood, tail a homicidal hat and more!
240 pages, $49.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Dave Gibbons Art and cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos
The war takes an ugly, brutal turn as two worlds and countless lives are ripped asunder, setting the stage for the galaxy's greatest battle and leading into the Infinite Crisis.
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Mike Allred and Lee Allred, art and cover by Mike Allred.
Join Mike Allred, the creator of Madman and The Atomics, as he takes a whirlwind tour of the DCU! First stop: Hourman, as we find out exactly how much super-heroing a hero can do. The craziness continues as two super-teams are pitted against each other in "Doom Patrol vs. Teen Titans." In "Batman A-Go-Go!", the Caped Crusader is taken on a kooky psychedelic journey. Allred visits Jack Kirby's Fourth World as Lightray and Orion put Mister Miracle to the test in "Fourth World Wager." Can Scott Free really get out of any trap? And it's all capped off with "Comic Book Clubhouse," featuring just about every DC hero!
48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frazer Irving,
Klarion has reluctantly returned to his lost colony of Puritans in Limbo Town, far below New York City, to warn them of an impending invasion. Instead of being welcomed as a savior, he is captured, tried, and sentenced to be burned alive. Can Klarion and Teekl convince the people of Limbo Town that not only their entire way of life is in danger, but their whole world?
A Soldier must die -- will it be Klarion the Witchboy?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray, cover by Sook.
Zatanna and Misty search for the 7 Unknown Men of Slaughter Swamp, only to find themselves face to face with a menace beyond imagination! The unexpected return of an almost unstoppable Golden Age master villain could spell doom for the Mistress of Magic unless she gets her groove on fast. Will Zatanna regain her powers in time for the ultimate magical duel with the ultimate cosmic criminal? With a storyline leading directly into the epic Seven Soldiers #1, the answer may not be what you expect!
A Soldier must die -- will it be Zatanna?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Carlos D'Anda and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Tony S. Daniel and Alquiza.
The Red Hood pays the Titans a visit to claim his rightful place...over Robin's dead body! And what does Donna Troy's return mean for the team?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Gail Simone Art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger Cover by J.G. Jones
The red-hot miniseries comes to its deadly conclusion as the secret identity of the mysterious Mockingbird is revealed! This shocking revelation promises to shake the DCU to its core and leads straight into 2005's biggest event: Infinite Crisis!
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Bruce Jones, art by Ben Oliver, cover by Michael Golden.
The thrilling 6-issue mini-series set in Metropolis continues! Seeing the Vigilante in front of you means certain death! But is Dr. Powell really his next target? Unlock the mystery behind the Vigilante in the second issue of this action/psychological thriller.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales and Mark Propst, cover by J.G. Jones.
In the aftermath of DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy, Donna seeks out Wonder Woman and finds her and Supergirl in the middle of a fight with Villains United's Cheetah! But it's Donna's meeting with Supergirl that will have surprising ramifications for all three heroines. Is this a harbinger of things to come? Plus, Wonder Woman makes a decision that she's been building to for monthsŠbut will someone else beat her to the punch?
32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written by Bill Matheny Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty Cover by Jeff Matsuda
Based on the hit cartoon on The Kids' WB! He was once Bruce Wayne's closest friendŠ now he's Batman's most dangerous enemy. It's Batman vs. Clayface!
On sale Oct 12 € 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong, cover by Kelsey Shannon.
When demons seize control of Limbo, Deadman recruits the mystical members of the Justice League to save the hereafter!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 5.


Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Galloway.
After an accident with a mystical power stone, the Teen Titans get a little mixed up! Everyone on the team has switched powers, and nobody's happy about it!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 25.

MAD #459
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.
A spook-tacular issue of MAD, perfect for giving to trick-or-treaters!
48 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.
A jam-packed new issue of MAD Classics, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader's Choice picks, and much more.
96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Jim Alexander, Sholly Fisch, John Rozum and Tom Warburton, art by Jeff Albrecht, John Delaney, Gary Fields, Maurice Fontenot, Matthew I. Jenkins, Jorge Pacheco and the Iguana, cover by Robert Pope.
To what lengths will the nefarious Heinrich Von Marzipan go to claim the lost temple of the Choco-Logs? The Kids Next Door will find out! And Dexter shows Dee-Dee just how spooky science can be!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Sholly Fisch, art and cover by Dave Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.
It's time for monster madness and sheer mayhem! Join Tweety as a mad scientist brings about a personality crisis! Witch Hazel courts Elmer Fudd! And learn how to care for your monster!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Amy Keating Rogers and John Rozum, art by Christopher Cook, Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.
Mojo Jojo is cooking up trouble! Or so the Powerpuff Girls believe after the plotting primate opens his own restaurant! Plus, you can help the Powerpuffs save a costume party from Gangreen Gang disaster!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by John Rozum and Robbie Busch, art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Leo Batic, Scott McRae and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Joe Staton.
Aaaa-choo! Mystery Inc. dusts up trouble when they investigate a rare book enigma! Also, driving school has never been so scary!
32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Wendy and Richard Pini, art and cover by Wendy Pini.
This third volume collects Elfquest #11-15! The Wolfriders are taken as slaves into the towering and mysterious Blue Mountain, stronghold of the ancient elves called the Gliders. Featuring all-new lettering, a new cover by Wendy Pini and an introduction by David Wise & Audry Taylor!
224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Wendy and Richard Pini, art and cover by Wendy Pini. The saga continues in this volume collecting ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel #5-7! Rayek has taken Leetah, Suntop and Ember where no one may follow: into the mists of time itself. Ten thousand years in the future, the travelers will reappear -- but by then mortal Wolfriders will long be dead!
224 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 26.


Written and illustrated by Narita Minako
Anise can't believe her luck when she finds herself in the same high school as famous former child star Siva. Although the cool and handsome Siva seems unapproachable, Anise manages to become his friend. But her happiness turns to surprise when she discovers Siva's secret: for years, he's been switching identities with his twin brother, Cipher.
192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written and illustrated by Tanemura Arina.
The international blockbuster manga ‹ which also spawned a hit anime series -- comes to the U.S.! By day, Kusakabe Maron is an ordinary high school girl with more than her share of problems. But by night, she is Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, the reincarnation of Joan of Arc! Her mission: to hunt down demon-possessed paintings and exorcise the evil spirits! Too bad accomplishing this mission puts her into conflict with the authorities, who view her as a mysterious stranger vandalizing works of art. With only the help of angel-in-training Finn, she must survive high school during the day and battle evil by night!
176 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Story by Ishinomori Shotaro, art by Meimu.
The manga behind the cult favorite animated series seen on Cartoon Network is here.
What happens when a robot suffers an identity crisis?
On the surface, Jiro appears to be a normal teenage boy -- he's riddled with self-doubt, has trouble making friends, and owns a guitar he doesn't know how to play. But he's really Kikaider, a super-powered android with a secret ³Gemini" device implanted in his brain to help simulate human qualities.
Professor Gill, a former associate of Kikaider's creator, is hunting for the Gemini device... and he'll go to any lengths to recover it!
204 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko.
The fan-favorite spy saga continues! A sunken World War II relic holds the secrets Eroica, the Major, and a KGB agent desperately want. For Eroica and the gang, the prize will be riches beyond their wildest dreams. It's a mission of utmost importance (as usual) for the Major, but an old and vengeful nemesis, Mischa the Bear Cub, wants the secrets to destroy the Major -- and the West!
224 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura
Summer vacation is a time for sun, sand, and getting swept away ‹ literally! When Kanade and her friends head to the beach, she and Namiki fall prey to the vicious undertow, causing them to disappear into the great big sea. Now, Arou must channel every last shred of his power and resourcefulness, or he might lose his true love forever!
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Illustrated by Sho-u Tajimam, written by Eiji Otsuka.
The series finale! Madara has joined forces with Seishinja and Kaos to challenge Kageo and the remaining Moki army. Will they have enough strength to crush this threat? Even if they prevail, will they have the power to confront and defeat Miroku, the demon emperor? Or will eternal darkness be cast upon the land?
184 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami.
Hiryu and Ryukei were just a couple of good-hearted bandits -- until they met Princess Ryurei and discovered they were, in fact, Dragon Lords. They have embraced their destiny and unlocked their dragon spirits, but the journey has just begun. The sinister Lord Torao, leader of the Tiger Clan, has sent his top warriors out with one mission: to destroy the Dragon Clan. But, standing up to seasoned assassins and toppling the most dangerous man in the world is going to take a lot of training, and time is not a luxury of the hunted.
200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 26.



Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope, covers by Alex Ross and Jim Lee.
One of the DCU's mightiest champions explodes straight from the pages of Superman/Batman and into the WildStorm Universe! But will the local heroes welcome Captain Atom with open arms or attack him, fearing him as the latest threat to their universe? Join Will Pfeifer, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope as they explore the differences between both universes through the eyes of Captain Atom and begin a story that could lead to Armageddon in the WildStorm Universe. Plus, this special debut issue features two covers: one by award-winning painter Alex Ross and the other by fan-favorite Jim Lee.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Plotted by Alan Moore, written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Shane Oakley and George Freeman, cover by Dave Gibbons.
Penny is determined to rescue her father, and her new allies are almost convinced that it's worth the risk. After all, if the government kept the old comics folk around, surely there's one heck of a weapons cache to be found, too. But will the prisoners of The Castle be waiting when their small band arrives?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Brent Anderson, cover by Alex Ross. The fifth volume in the Astro City collection includes Astro City Vol. 2 #21-22, Astro City: Local Heroes #1-5 and the Astro City special, plus the the short story from DC's September 11th Vol. 2 and the promotional story done to announce the Local Heroes mini-series. This softcover edition features a new painted cover by Alex Ross.
256 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Joe Casey, art by Alé Garza, cover by Rian Hughes, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope.
Halo CEO Jack Marlowe visits the Seminary, and all hell breaks loose when the kids revolt! Will they finally be the heroes they've been studying to become? Too many secrets. Too many questions. Will the students learn the answers, or will they all die horrible deaths?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend, cover by Nguyen. The startling conclusion of the critically acclaimed series! Jenny Quantum and the Authority square off against Henry Bendix in a last brutal stand, a vicious battle for the very heart of their team!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Carlos Ezquerra, cover by Glenn Fabry.
Kev Hawkins has been party to some terrible events while in the service of the S.A.S. While ruminating over his betrayal at the hands of a mate, Kev recalls a crucial moment in his career that will define the man he will become. Can he live up to the motto ³Who dares, wins"?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris and Tom Feister, cover by Harris.
The surprising conclusion of the 2-part cross-country adventure "Off the Grid!" Having left the relative safety of City Hall, former super-hero Mitchell Hundred races across America -- and down memory lane -- to rescue an important figure from his past.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES #1 & 2 Written by Tommy Yune, Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip, art and cover by Omar Dogan and Udon Studios.
The legendary Robotech saga continues! After 20 years, the mysterious circumstances behind the disappearance of Admiral Rick Hunter will be revealed in this 5-issue miniseries featuring much of the original Robotech cast as well as a behind-the-scenes look into the production of the upcoming Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles DVD!
In 2022, an Expeditionary Force departed from Earth in search of the homeworld of the Robotech Masters. However, its discovery would spark an interstellar conflict that would last decades. An uneasy alliance is finally reached, but a secret pact with an enemy within the ranks threatens to start a new war that could destroy the Expeditionary Force and the human race!

And in issue #2, the treachery of General Edwards is revealed, but not before the SDF-3 is nearly destroyed! When betrayal harms the very ones that he loves, how far is Admiral Rick Hunter willing to go to take retribution? With their flagship in ruins, Rick sends Captain Vince Grant with the upgraded battlefortress Tokugawa in hot pursuit to the Invid homeworld of Optera, but will it be enough to take on Edwards's new alien technology?
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 5 and Oct. 19.

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Georges Jeanty and Trevor Scott, cover by Neil Googe.
Majestic, Zealot and Desmond begin to unlock the secrets of the ancient Kherubim legacy. The slumbering technology could cause the termination of the human race, but Majestic and his allies must get past Wyvern first. But is Wyvern really one of Desmond's most aggressive industrial competitors, or something much worse?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze.
In this stunning conclusion of the 6-part miniseries by Grayson and Stelfreeze, the secrets of the Matador are revealed, leaving Isabel more isolated than ever! Can Detective Cardona bring justice to those already lost to her city's war, or will the corruption engulfing Miami finally claim Isabel, too?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Andy Diggle, art by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan, cover by Yu.
The acclaimed series continues as Reizo prepares a bold plan to assault the government facility where an android army is being assembled to combat the Yakuza. But first he must visit the legendary cybernetic weapons-maker known as The Blacksmith, while ruthless Yakuza warlord Hideaki grows suspicious of his newfound ally...
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Brett Lewis, art and cover by John Paul Leon.
The little girl's trail leads Kris to the Caucasus Mountains and even more mystery. Why would a Boy Scout operation need radiation containment gear? Kris is forced to recruit criminals to raid the group with the hope of finding the girl, but does she really need rescuing?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell, art and cover by Campbell.
The second pulse-pounding issue of the newest creation from the Danger Girl creators J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell! After the earth-shaking events of last issue, the Wildsiderz begin to gel as a team as they learn more about their fantastic new abilities and unique powers. But can they stop the nefarious Dr. Spydre from stealing the Wildsiderz technology and using it to achieve his sinister plans?
32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Talent Caldwell, Horacio Domingues and Matt Banning, cover by Caldwell and Banning.
WildStorm's hot new mini-series continues! Nemesis has taken her hostage -- the child Kara -- to a safe house in Manhattan while she plots her next move...until a Daemonite assault force disrupts everything! Meanwhile, learn the tumultuous past Nemesis shares with Zealot -- and the truth is astounding!
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Peter Hogan, art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.
ABC. A sequel to the Snow Queen story from Tom Strong #24. Ice people are on the loose in Millennium, and they're robbing banks! Could Greta Gabriel's heart have grown so cold?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Paul Di Filippo, art and cover by Jerry Ordway,
ABC. In response to Commissioner Traynor's being ousted from Top 10, a large number of officers show their solidarity by staging a mass resignation. Plus, Joe Pi continues his dangerous undercover assignment.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Joe Benitez and Marcia Chen, art and covers by Benitez and Joe Weems.
The hunt begins as the thrilling new miniseries continues! Rival parties, both mortal and Immortal, race to find and capture the new Wraithborn. Meanwhile, Melanie continues her everyday routine, oblivious of both her new powers and "popularity." Who -- or what -- will find her first? Retailers please note: This issue features two covers by Benitez and Weems, shipping in a 50/50 ratio.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore,art by Kevin Nowlan, Hilary Barta, Rick Veitch and Melinda Gebbie, cover by Nowlan.
Alan Moore returns to some of his most memorable characters in a thrilling 64-page Special illustrated by some of comics' greatest artists! Jack B. Quick returns in a spellbinding 16-page story; the secret origin of the Cobweb is finally revealed; Splash Brannigan dives into the murky end of the pool; and the first part of a brilliant new Jonni Future story is told! Plus, don't miss a lovely Greyshirt tale dedicated to the man who inspired his creation: Will Eisner.
64 pages, $6.99, in stores on

Written by Alan Moore Art by Kevin Nowlan, Rick Veitch, Hilary Barta, and others Cover by Kevin Nowlan
ABC. Join Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Splash Brannigan, The First American and Cobweb as they scurry, lurk, ooze, trip and slink their way through an amazing lineup of diverse adventures.
160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 19.



Written by Brian Azzarello Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin
Fresh off his run on Superman, writer Brian Azzarello has created a Western for the new millennium. Reuniting with Hellblazer artist Marcelo Frusin, Azzarello has fashioned a tough-as-nails monthly series that combines all the bloody action and atmosphere of a Sergio Leone film with the provocative storytelling of HBO's Deadwood. The extra-sized 40-page issue #1 is just $2.99; future issues are 32 pages.
Wes Cutter is a wanted man running from a violent past -- the horrors of the Civil War, a brutal stint in a Union prison camp, and the savage fallout of Reconstruction. Now he's on a quest for the one thing in short supply: peace. Joining Wes is his beautiful wife Ruth, a woman who has been to hell and back herself -- and hides dark secrets of her own.
The road they travel will be a bloody one, leaving a trail of bodies stretching from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean. This is a tale only Azzarello -- the mind behind some of the hardest-hitting comics of the last decade -- could tell.
40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

100 BULLETS #65
Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Eduardo Risso, cover by Dave Johnson.
Check back in with Loop, Lono and Victor, as the felonious trio leaves Chicago and hits the road in search of revenge. Their targets: any remaining members of the Trust stupid enough to cross their path. But can the three trust each other enough to work together, or will road rage get the better of them?
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Si Spencer, consulting by Neil Gaiman, art by Dean Ormstom, cover by Duncan Fegredo.
In the explosive grand finale of the series, Tim Hunter, his owl Yo-Yo and his new partner-in-crime Jackie tie up loose ends in London. But at what cost to the planet at large? And one of the main players won't live to see the light of a new day. Final issue.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct.19.

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Richard Case, Kim DeMulder, Kelley Jones and others, cover by Brian Bolland.
The World's Strangest Heroes continue their adventures in this third volume collecting Grant Morrison's career-launching run on Doom Patrol. Reprinting issues #35-41 of the series,Down paradise Way features the debut of Danny the Street, the first appearance of Flex Mentallo, and, through it all, an incredible saga of cosmic war and super-evolving consciousness!
192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Mike Carey, art by Frazer Irving, cover by Tim Bradstreet. A special stand-alone issue featuring art by Frazer Irving. Back from the depths of Hell (literally) and devastated by the soul-wrenching events that took place there, John Constantine recalls the first time he ever worked his own unique brand of conjuring ‹ with an emphasis on "con."
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Pat McGreal and David Rawson, art by Chas Truog and Rafael Kayanan, cover by Stephen John Phillips and Richard Bruning.
The passions of one of history's greatest artists are captured in this volume collecting the dark and provacative 10-issue Vertigo maxiseries. Framed around the story of Salai, a young man whose beauty entrances the great maestro, Chiaroscuro follows the struggles and triumphs of da Vinci's illustrious career, from his early work in Florence and Milan to the painting of the Mona Lisa and his epochal rivalry with Michaelangelo.
264 pages, $24.99, in stores on Oct. 19.

Written by Darren Aronofsky, adapted by Kent Williams, art and cover by Williams.
Darren Aronofsky proved himself a filmmaker to watch with his provocative debut, Pi. His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, continued the accolades, receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. His latest accomplishment, however, comes straight to comics in the form of The Fountain, a gorgeously painted, oversized original graphic novel about the timeless truths of life, love and death.
Working with painter Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold), The Fountain crisscrosses through three distinct time periods: 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the present day, following one doctor's desperate search for the cure for cancer; and the far future through the vast exotic reaches of space. Interweaving these three periods, The Fountain follows Tomas ‹ warrior, doctor, explorer ‹ as he feverishly tries to beat death and prolong the life of the woman he loves.
A story so grand, one medium couldn't contain it, Aronofsky's feature film version of Fountain will be released by New Regency and Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Tony-award winning actor Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Van Helsing,The Boy from Oz) and acclaimed actress Rachel Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy, the upcoming The Constant Gardener). But before he did, the filmmaker wanted The Fountain to be realized in the unique storytelling power and artistic beauty of the graphic novel. Together, Aronofsky and Williams deliver what might be considered the ultimate director's cut. This volume also features an afterword by Aronofsky.
176 pages, $29.99, in stores on Nov. 2.

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha Cover by James Jean
In the first issue of the 4-part "Arabian Nights (and Days)," wayward foreigners have started showing up in Fabletown -- much to the dismay of the longtime residents. These new Fables are not European and are in danger of throwing the comfortably Eurocentric Fabletown into chaos. Once more, Prince Charming is in over his head and must call on the help of a Fable character not seen in these pages for far too long.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct. 12.

Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.
Part 1 of ³Endgame." It's all been building to this: With New Jerusalem behind him, Max lays it all on the line ­ his plans, his origins, and the stakes, which are nothing short of global. Now it's Max vs. the Losers with the world hanging in the balance, and the Losers will have to play every card in their hand to win.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.
"Morningstar," Part 4 of 6. The Silver City has fallen, and with the arrival of a devastating third force, the war in Heaven is over. But the fate of Creation must now be decided amidst the blood and rubble, and hybrid angel Elaine Belloc is at the centre of Lucifer's plans.
32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct. 19.


Written by Dave Gibbons, art and cover by Gibbons.
Lel and Bok -- two best friends -- want nothing more than to join the Originals, the top gang on the streets. Through them, they'll meet the high-speed world of hover scooters, all-night clubs, and, for Lel, the girl of his dreams in particular. But with the fast life comes tough foes, and tribal loyalty will teach them the unforgettable meaning of unforgivable loss.
Neither a science-fiction story nor set in a mundane reality, The Originals takes place in a world both familiar and strange, where the young are angry, loyal and stylish. And the only thing more important than who your friends are is who your friends hate.
160 pages, black and white, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 26.

Written by Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Bill Willingham, Mike Carey and Matt Wagner, art by Steve Dillon, Scott Hampton, Steve Leialoha, Guy Davis, Lan Medina and Steve Yeowell, cover by John J. Hill.
Vertigo: First Offenses is a special volume created to introduce new readers to comics' most provocative imprint. Collecting the premiere issues of five of Vertigo's signature series, this 168-page trade paperback is priced at a mere $4.99 US, allowing thrill-seeking ordinary civilians the chance to do hard time with some of comics' heaviest hitters. Included are The Invisible #1 (written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Steve Yeowell), Fables #1 (written by Bill Willingham and illustrated by Lan Medina & Steve Leialoha), Preacher #1 (written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Steve Dillon), Sandman Mystery Theatre #1 (written by Matt Wagner and illustrated by Guy Davis) and The Sandman Presents: Lucifer #1 (written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Scott Hampton).
168 pages, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 5.

Written by Joshua Dysart, art and cover by Richard Corben.
Internationally acclaimed artist Richard Corben returns to Swamp Thing for a pivotal tale in one of comics' most enduring sagas. Wearied by tumultuous recent events, Swamp Thing attempts to escape by creating smaller and smaller versions of himself. Finally, he shrinks into a quantum state, exploring the subatomic universe. But what is John Constantine doing there?
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.
"Paper Dolls" Part 2 of 3. How has the world of media changed since the onset of the mysterious man-killing plague? Yorick Brown finds out the hard way as he and his companions encounter a tenacious journalist dedicated to exposing the story of the century...by any means necessary.
32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 5.