DVD new releases June 19, 2007

Perry Mason - Season 2, Vol. 1

Picket Fences - Season 1

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - Season 3, Vol. 1

Reno 911! - Miami (Unrated Edition)

Animaniacs, Vol. 3

Pinky and the Brain, Vol. 3

Daniel Boone: Season 4

Silver Spoons - The Complete First Season

Lucille Ball Film Collection (Dance Girl Dance / The Big Street / Du Barry Was a Lady / Critic's Choice / Mame)

The Powerpuff Girls - The Complete First Season

More upcoming DVDs

CD new releases June 19, 2007

Icky Thump by The White Stripes

Silver Monk Time: A Tribute to the Monks by Various Artists

We Are the Night by The Chemical Brothers

Family Tree by Nick Drake

More upcoming CDs

Vintage DC Comics house ad

DC Comics September 2007 solicitations


Written by John Broome, Gerry Conway, Jack Kirby and others
Art by Murphy Anderson, Jack Kirby, Walter Simonson and others
This thrilling volume collects futuristic tales from Strange Adventures, First Issue Special, Hercules Unbound, Kamandi, Weird War Tales, House of Mystery, Superman, Amazing World of DC Comics, and House of Secrets!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 576 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Robert Kanigher
Art and cover by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito
From the 1960s comes this volume collecting BRAVE AND THE BOLD #55, METAL MEN #1-16 and SHOWCASE #37-40, starring one of the strangest super-hero teams ever, now featured in a new miniseries! Created by Dr. Will Magnus, the team includes six robotic heroes: noble Gold, powerful Iron, loyal Lead, hot-headed Mercury, timid Tin and lovely Platinum!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Bill Finger
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson and others
Cover by Kane
Collecting the adventures of the Dark Knight in chronological order! In this volume, containing DETECTIVE COMICS #51-56, BATMAN #6-7 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-3, the Dynamic Duo battle the twin menaces of the Scarecrow and the Joker and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3 • 224 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Bill Finger
Art by Bob Kane, Dick Sprang and others
Cover by Kane
The early adventures of the Dynamic Duo continue with this volume collecting mysteries from DETECTIVE COMICS #136-154, published in the late 1940s. Batman and Robin battle the evil schemes of the Joker, meet the Riddler for the first time, and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14 • 256 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby & Mike Royer
Cover by Kirby
The third of four volumes collecting Jack Kirby’s classic 1970s classic “Fourth World” magnum opus! In this volume collecting THE NEW GODS #7-10, THE FOREVER PEOPLE #8-10, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #146-148, MISTER MIRACLE #7-10, Darkseid’s deadly schemes reach Earth as Orion of the New Gods battles Kalibak, son of Darkseid, the Forever People run afoul of the DC Comics hero Deadman and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 21 • 396 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Edmond Hamilton and others
Art by Curt Swan and others
Don't miss this Silver Age collection of the best of the Kandor stories, in which Superman and Jimmy Olsen shrink down to battle as Kandor’s own costumed heroes, Nightwing and Flamebird! This volume collects stories from ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 17 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Harvey Kurtzman
Art by Will Elder, John Severin, Kurtzman, Wallace Wood, Jack Davis, Basil Wolverton and Bernard Krigstein
Cover by Kurtzman
This second volume collecting the early issues of MAD COMICS features classic material from issues #7-12, including “Shermlock Sholmes,” “Dragged Net,” and “Little Orphan Melvin”!
on sale November 28
224 pg, FC, $49.99 US

And the rest:

Story by Paul Dini
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
34 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by Jesús Saiz
33 script by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno
32 script by Tony Bedard; art by Al Barrionuevo
31 script by Sean McKeever; art by Manuel Garcia
Covers 34-31 by Talent Caldwell
The Countdown to the end is on! Karate Kid battles Equus! Jimmy Olsen visits Infinity Inc. for answers! Mary Marvel falls under the spell of Eclipso! Kyle Rayner joins the Challengers from Beyond! Piper and Trickster encounter the villainy of Poison Ivy and Deathstroke!
Plus, Black Canary’s bachelorette party! Guest-starring Steel, Starlight, the Flash, Zatanna, the Atom, Buddy Blank and more! Plus, more DC VILLAINS backup origin stories by Scott Beatty!
COUNTDOWN 34 on sale September 5 • COUNTDOWN 33 on sale September 12
COUNTDOWN 32 on sale September 19 • COUNTDOWN 31 on sale September 26 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia
Cover by Justiniano
Get ready for two incredible features in new stories that shine a light on the dark places in the DCU! The Helmet of Fate has landed…on Kent Nelson — a man so far down on his luck, he doesn’t know what luck is! The transformative nature of the helmet grants him powers he can’t begin to comprehend…but will they make his life better, or even worse? Plus, Eclipso becomes the temptress of the DCU, bribing its heroes to the dark side in more ways than one! She succeeds…and the results will shock you!
On sale September 19 • 1 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US Edited by Joey Cavalieri

Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray
Art by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferrera and Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Meet Champ Hazard, the hero of Rann. But what happened to Adam Strange?
And in the backup story, Forerunner travels to Earth-10, the universe where the Nazis won World War II, to recruit superpowers for her master’s cause.
On sale September 26 • 2 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Ron Marz
Art by Paco Herrera
Cover by Arthur Adams
The Search for Ray Palmer truly kicks into high gear, as Kyle Rayner, Donna Troy and Jason Todd scour the Multiverse for the former Atom, who just might hold the key to saving reality from a crisis of unparalleled proportions. The trio's first stop: the Wildstorm Universe, where they come face-to-face with an entirely different -- and entirely more lethal -- brand of heroes. Wildstorm's finest are all here, including The Authority and Gen13, and they don't prepare a warm welcome for their visitors! The tour of the new DC Multiverse begins here!
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ladrönn
The Search for Ray Palmer is interrupted as the Atom is literally plucked from the Nanoverse by the mastermind behind all of the problems in Ivy Town — and the man who may or may not hold some answers for Ryan Choi about his fallen idol Ray Palmer!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Cover by Bernard Chang
Art by Renato Guedes
A COUNTDOWN tie-in! For Supergirl, the scars of AMAZONS ATTACK remain. Now she’s unable to come to terms with her guilt, dreading crossing paths with Superman, and facing off against a foe straight from the pages of COUNTDOWN: the Karate Kid!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
Variant cover by Arthur Adams
Booster Gold’s bizarre timequest to prevent an evil force from unraveling the origins of the world’s greatest heroes continues in Part 2 of “52 Pickup!” Journeying years back in the past, Booster is forced to team up with an egomaniac that rivals even himself — the world’s greatest Green Lantern – Sinestro! Plus, what does Dan Garret have to do with any of this?
Retailers please note: This issue features two covers that maybe be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jurgens & Rapmund), retailers have the option of ordering one Variant Edition (with a cover by Arthur Adams).
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Mahnke
As Teth-Adam’s epic journey to resurrect the love of his life and find the magic word that will transform him back to Black Adam continues, the Justice Society of America, along with Batman and Superman, are hot on Adam’s trail as the world’s most wanted villain is pursued at all costs!
On sale September 12 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Jock
The pulse-pounding miniseries by Andy Diggle and Jock concludes! After a year trapped on the savage island, Oliver Queen unexpectedly stumbles across a way to escape and return to his pampered life of luxury…but it would mean leaving behind someone who risked everything to save him. The new Oliver Queen is no longer a man who runs away from his responsibilities. This time he takes a stand to fight the power — or die trying!
Issue #5 on sale September 5; issue #6 on sale September 19 5 & 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Lee Ferguson, Christine Norrie and Karl Story
Cover by Stephane Roux
If you think a regular wedding is hard to plan, try to plan a superhero wedding! There’s crime to fight, robberies to thwart…and a banquet hall to book! Follow us on a journey with Dinah, Ollie and Oracle as we plan the wedding of the year!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Mike McKone & Andy Lanning
Cover by Ed Benes
Dwayne McDuffie (Justice League Unlimited animated series) begins his run on the Justice League of America here!
As a wedding looms and bachelor parties are thrown, the new Injustice League forms. Find out who will be on this deadly team!
On sale September 12 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas
Cover by Ian Churchill
Don’t miss the debut of the new JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA creative team! The “Injustice League Unlimited” story continues from the JLA WEDDING SPECIAL as a hero is severely beaten by the new Injustice League, forcing the JLA to fight back!
Retailers please note: this issue features two covers that may be ordered separately. Cover A features the left half of the art above; Cover B features the right half of the art above. Please see the Previews order form for more details.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Conner
Everyone will have seen Black Canary's response to Green Arrow's proposal from GREEN ARROW #75 and the BLACK CANARY miniseries…now see why that response may have been the biggest mistake for both of them in this landmark special issue!
On sale September 19 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Allan Heinberg
Art by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
and Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
At long last, the climactic, extra-length chapter of “Who is Wonder Woman?”, the story that launched the WONDER WOMAN monthly! In this arc's conclusion, the combined forces of Wonder Woman's transformed rogues gallery declare an all-out war on the amazing Amazon, compelling Wonder Woman to mend fences and join forces with Donna Troy and Wonder Girl if she's going to survive to answer the question: “Who is Wonder Woman?”
And if the return of Allan Heinberg and Terry Dodson isn't enough, there's also an all-new backup by Heinberg and the upcoming art team of ACTION COMICS, Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal, featuring the secret origins of Wonder Woman, Donna Troy, Wonder Girl, Sarge Steel and Nemesis! All questions will be answered, all secrets revealed!
On sale September 26 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill
Exploding out of the pages of the WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1 and AMAZONS ATTACK! J. Torres (WONDER WOMAN, BLUE BEETLE) and Sanford Greene (BATMAN STRIKES, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY) bring a six-issue miniseries starring DC’s mightiest teen! After the disastrous events of AMAZONS ATTACK, Wonder Girl strikes out to tie up some particularly monstrous loose ends. But with the rift between her and Wonder Woman, she’s going to need the help of the last man on Earth she ever wanted to see again! WONDER GIRL will take Cassie Sandsmark to all corners of the DCU, from the dangers within WONDER WOMAN to TEEN TITANS to COUNTDOWN, and will change Wonder Girl forever!
On sale September 12 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by Max Fiumara
From the twisted mind of Lex Luthor comes the 52 spin-off that will change everything you know about the members of Infinity Inc. When Lex Luthor and his Everyman project was taken down by John (Steele) Henry Irons, it appeared the story of Infinity Inc was over. But one year-plus later, it seems that life hasn't been kind to Starlight, Fury, and Nuklon. John suspects the problems may lead back to their experience as on the Everyman Project, opening doors that can never be shut! Written by Peter Milligan (X-Statix, HUMAN TARGET) and illustrated by Max Fiumara (Black Gas), INFINITY INC. #1 will take readers on a tortured trip to the dark side of the superhero dream.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Matt Idelson

Written by John Ostrander
Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs
Cover by John K. Snyder
When original Suicide Squad member Rick Flag Jr. returned from the dead in the pages of CHECKMATE, it blew open a brand-new espionage mystery for the DC Universe! In this eagerly awaited miniseries by legendary Squad writer John Ostrander (WORLD WAR III), it’s revealed how Flag survived a nuclear blast while battling terrorism in Qurac — as his hard path home takes him from Skartaris to Dubai and into the hands of dueling commanders Amanda Waller and General Wade Eiling. Their power struggle reveals surprising secrets from their pasts — even as a new Suicide Squad is created to play a key role in the DCU’s ever-evolving future!
On sale September 12 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Joan Hilty

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Fear spreads across the universe as “The Sinestro Corps War” continues! Hal Jordan! John Stewart! Guy Gardner! Kyle Rayner! Trapped in the depths of the Sinestro Corps' Citadel and face-to-face with the Guardian of Sinestro's army of fear! What it means will change the entire tide of the war. And as Oa prepares for the ultimate attack, the Guardians come to a terrifying conclusion.
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Prentis Rollins
“The Sinestro Corps War” continues as Mogo is attacked by the Sinestro Corps. Can the largest Green Lantern of all defend itself from a squadron of Sinestro Corps members?
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Ron Marz
Art by Adriana Melo & Marlo Alquiza
Cover by Mike McKone & Andy Lanning
Get ready for a new series of specials focusing on members of the Sinestro Corps and tying into the “Sinestro Corps War” crossover! In this initial installment, the writer who introduced Kyle, Ron Marz, dissects what led Kyle to his downfall and explains the
Parallax entity.
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Dave Johnson
Because you demanded it...Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters return! Fan-favorite writers Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (Countdown, Jonah Hex) are joined by rising superstar artist Renato Arlem (Hawkgirl, Annihilation: Silver Surfer) and acclaimed cover artist Dave Johnson
(100 bullets, superman: red son) for a new miniseries that promises even more action and surprises than last year’s UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
Spinning out of events in Amazons Attack, Uncle Sam finds himself faced with a changing world and a country torn to pieces. How will he and his Freedom Fighters fit in as part of this new world order?.
On sale September 26 • 1of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Tom Palmer Jr.

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
The dead walk as the 6-issue miniseries continues! Azraeuz, the pale rider (Death, to the uninitiated) raises Bialya's dead to serve the Four Horsemen's deadly agenda. And when Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman find themselves facing down an entire nation of the living dead while the world watches, you'll never guess who shows up to lend a helping hand.
On sale September 26 • 2 of 6 • FC, 32 pg, $2.99

Written and illustrated by various
Cover by J.G. Jones
The super-powered stars of 52 are featured in this volume collecting the best of their solo stories. Included here are stories from MYSTERIOUS SUSPENSE #1, GOTHAM CENTRAL #40, ANIMAL MAN #16, DETECTIVE COMICS #350, METAL MEN #45, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #97, STRANGE ADVENTURES #226, RIP HUNTER: TIME MASTER #97, SECRET ORIGINS #35 and JSA: SAVAGE TIMES!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 17 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Dennis O’Neil
Art by Denys Cowan & Rick Magyar
Cover by Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz
A new trade paperback collecting the 1980s adventures of The Question, the faceless, morally conflicted avenger based in corrupt Hub City! A martial arts master, The Question delved into Eastern philosophy as he battled crime and the crooked politicians of his hometown. This volume, collecting issues #1-6, features appearances by Batman and many of DC’s martial arts heroes.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Variant cover by Miller
A study in revenge unravels deep in the Batcave and the young Dick Grayson is about to explode! Batman hands over the triggerman behind the Flying Graysons’ murder, but when the killer fingers the criminal mastermind pulling the strings, the Dark Knight and his orphaned aerialist sidekick don’t like what they hear. They don’t’ like it one bit.
Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Frank Miller). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III
Concluding a 3-part story by Grant Morrison and J.H. Williams III! Batman’s reunion with the Club of Heroes turns into a deathtrap as Robin and the Squire are kidnapped by the Black Glove! And with the Club of Villains lurking in the shadows, can good possibly triumph?
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sam Kieth
Art and cover by Kieth
The riveting conclusion of the epic 2-part team-up! Batman and Lobo, now back on Earth, fight to save the world from the deadly plague that threatens to infect the populace. But what happens when one of our heroes is exposed to it?
On sale September 19 • 2 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $5.99 US
Prestige Format

Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd
Part 3 of a 6-part Joker tale written by Michael Green (TV’s Heroes)! Before he was the Joker, he and Batman crossed paths… just how responsible is Batman for what he becomes? The joke may be on all of Gotham City when Batman crosses a line very early in his career as the Dark Knight.
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rozum
Art by Tom Mandrake
Cover by Simone Bianchi
Concluding the 2-part story written by John Rozum (MIDNIGHT, MASS)! Scarecrow’s Arkham Asylum prison break and subsequent rampage through Gotham City has Batman and Robin up against the wall! Will Scarecrow dethrone the Dark Knight as the most intimidating person in all of Gotham?
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jon Bosco
Cover by Ryan Sook
Nightwing is being set up, but by whom and for what reason? Is it Metal Eddie? If so, what does he want from WayneTech? Is it the new Vigilante? If not, why did he kidnap and torture Dick? Also, why has the unknown assassin returned to
New York? Questions are answered as Nightwing’s past returns
to destroy him.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
An AMAZONS ATTACK tie-in! Catwoman’s actions have put her in the bull’s-eye of a rogue Amazon who will stop at nothing to get revenge! If Catwoman can save Gotham City from a terrorist attack, will she be able to escape a hunting warrior?
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #166
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher
Guest-starring Zatara and Ravager! What’s up with Dodge’s team of misfit villains — and what’s Robin doing about them?
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner
Art and cover by Eric Powell
The 3-part story “Bizarro World,” with art by Eric Powell (The Goon) continues! Thanks to Superman's intervention, the denizens of Bizarro World have turned on the ersatz Superman, and Bizarro is murderously vexed! But Bizarro has Pa Kent as a hostage, which means Superman's just painted himself into a corner — one without a window!
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco
& Jesus Merino
Part 1 of the action-packed 2-part finale of “Camelot Falls,” by Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino! With the whole world watching, Superman's on the hunt for Arion. But Subjekt-17 stands in his path — and he's out for blood! It's the first of two no-holds-barred slamdowns that will shake Superman's world to its core, as the biggest Superman epic in years hits its explosive climax!
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Koi Turnbull & Sandra Hope
Art sensation Koi Turnbull and the writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray wrap up this early adventure of Superman featuring Lex Luthor, Lois Lane and Lori Lemaris!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Will Batman and Orion’s wife, Bekka, give in to their desire for one another? Find out as Darkseid’s plan begins to come to fruition in “Tormet” part four!
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tad Williams
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Butch Guice
Further revelations abound concerning the murky past of the new Aquaman as he steps forward to embrace his future. He’d better get used to people calling him “Aquaman,” because it seems he’ll be around for a long time in the DCU! Find out why in this issue!
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux
In the aftermath of her new team’s first mission Oracle is reminded of how, sometimes, a smaller task force is needed even on some big assignments.
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rogers & Keith Giffen
Art by Rafael Albuquerque & David Baldeon
Cover by Cully Hamner
The Beetle’s truce with crimelord La Dama is put to the test when someone puts a Giganta-ic price on her head!
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Amanda Waller’s unauthorized Black Ops game is exposed! “The Fall of the Wall” begins here!
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art & cover by Daniel Acuña
What alien menace lies beneath the Flash’s own home?
And what’s his dark, dark family secret — the one that’s helping him keep the peace in Keystone?
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose
Don't miss this important prologue to an event that will rock the world's first and best super-team! In this issue, a fight between Wildcat and Wildcat; a firehouse pancake breakfast; Power Girl's quest to unlock the secret's behind her cousin's death; Citizen Steel's new family and the fate of Starman! And that's just the beginning as we prepare the Justice Society for their newest and most surprising member to date...
Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover Eaglesham & Jose). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Duncan Rouleau
Art and cover by Rouleau
“Whenever one body exerts force upon a second body, the second body exerts an equal and opposite force upon the first body.”
—Newton’s Second Law of Physics
Unaware that he is a pawn in a ruthless war that spans both time and space, Magnus attempts to rescue his Metal Men from certain destruction while wondering at the same time if he should even create them. Can the greatest robot-maker of all time discover his true path to the future, or is he doomed to wander “Inside In the Inside Out.”
On sale September 5 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray
Art by Rick Leonardi & Sean Phillips
Covers by Walter Simonson
JLA CLASSIFIED ships twice in September, kicking off “The Ghosts of Mars!” The Martian Manhunter struggles with the memories of his long dead family…but when the memories fight back, the Manhunter’s position among the Justice League of America is shaken!
Issue #42 on sale Sept. 12; #43 on sale Sept. 26
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Arvid Nelson
Art and cover by Alex Sanchez
“Mr. Horrific” Part 2 of 3, guest-starring the JSA! Mr. Terrific stumbles onto a conspiracy in the U.S. Senate with its roots in the earliest days of the Cold War. Forced into the shadows, Terrific must stalk his prey to a desolate, frigid island where the horrific truth is revealed!
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Garth Ennis
Art and Cover by John McCrea
Tommy Monaghan, the long-lost hero of HITMAN, returns in part one of this two-issue miniseries! There's a problem on the JLA moonbase, and not even the World's Greatest Heroes can cope by themselves. Can Tommy help them out? Will he? Unpleasant secrets from the past return...on the Darkside.
On sale September 19 • 1 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Matthew Clark
Cover by Manuel Garcia
A new era dawns for the Outsiders! Batman makes a stunning last-minute change to the Outsiders’ new roster — but there’s a bigger surprise in store as the team uncovers a worldwide upheaval within the supervillain community!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • FINAL ISSUE

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Jordi Bernet
Featuring the phenomenal art of Jordi Bernet! Abandoned in the wilderness with two warring armies both out for his blood, Jonah Hex will have to make peace by shooting and talking to make it out alive.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matt Sturges
Art and cover by Doug Braithwaite
It’s Shadowpact vs. a horde of zombies in an issue written by Matthew Sturges (JACK OF FABLES) and illustrated by Doug Braithwaite (JUSTICE)! Plus, a new villain hits the team at its weakest point! And it’s training day for the Warlock’s daughter; and her tutor is the team member she hates the most!
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art by Cooke & J. Bone
Cover by Cooke
The Spirit becomes embroiled in a high-profile murder case that is at the center of a swirling media feeding frenzy. To make matters worse, the victims are the TV personalities who usually fan the flames of discord! But all is not as it seems…
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Dennis Calero
The “Quest for Cosmic Boy” continues! Why is Cosmic Boy wanted for War Crimes? Why is his biggest rival, Mekt Ranzz, defending him? Will special prosecutor Tenzil Kem be forced to eat his own words? And what is the Cult of Validus? There are shocking developments on the lightning world of Winath!
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Alé Garza & Marlo Alquiza
Cover by Alé Garza & Scott Williams
The Titans of Tomorrow are here today! The super-popular future Titans are arrive in our present time , and they’ve already taken out the Justice League. What crucial historical event are they here to stop — or contribute to?
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
Writer Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS) joins forces with the acclaimed art team of Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend (WETWORKS) in this hardcover volume collecting the first six issues of BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL! Go back to Batman’s roots and learn where the Dark Knight got the weapons he uses in his war on crime. Discover when Batman first developed his arsenal of technological weapons to combat Lex Luthor's evil plans to move in and take over Gotham City!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Cover by Justiniano & Wong
Art by Justiniano, Steve Scott, Walden Wong and Dan Green
Collecting the 6-issue miniseries written by horror master Niles (30 Days of Night)! TV pundit Jack Ryder is transformed him into the Creeper, a superhuman with incredible strength, agility, stamina and an enhanced healing factor. Ryder dispatches his opponents and now calls forth his bestial alter ego in Gotham’s war on crime.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 31 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Angel Unzueta & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Brian Bolland
Collecting the debut story arc by superstar comics writer Geoff Johns from THE FLASH #164-169! Wally West finds himself without his super speed in a darker, mirror version of Keystone City. Can a powerless Flash defeat Captain Cold and Mirror Master to save the city he loves?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 31 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Joe Kelly
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
In this volume collecting the final 8 issues of the hit miniseries, the JLA splinter team burrows deeper into the inner circle of an alien drug cartel…that is, until their cover is blown! Meanwhile, in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, a new villain has risen from the Source Wall. Her name is Eve, and the only thing she’s looking to create is the destruction of the Elite . . . and the world!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Joe Kelly
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Reoffered to coincide with JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE VOL. 2, this volume collects ACTION COMICS #775, JLA #100, JLA SECRET FILES 2004 (lead story), and JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #1-4! Several Leaguers go undercover to work with Vera Black and her super-powered team, the Elite.
On sale September 5 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Relist

Written by Gail Simone, Steve Niles, Steve Gerber, Bill Willingham and Tad Williams
Art by Scott Hampton, Shawn McManus, Duncan Rouleau, Peter Snejbjerg, Phil Winslade and others
Cover by Brian Bolland
Collecting the five specials that determined who will be the new Dr. Fate!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Shane Davis, Starlin, Matt Banning and others
Cover by Davis
Discover the origin of the new Captain Comet and find out how he is connected to his predecessor who was killed in the pages of the critically acclaimed series 52. This volume collects MYSTERY IN SPACE #1-5. Volume 2, due in 2008, will collect issues #6-8 plus the original THE WEIRD miniseries.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 • 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Dan Jurgens, Jamal Igle and others
Cover by Ryan Sook
In this volume collecting issues #125-132, Nightwing faces off against Raptor, a powerful new foe wanted by the police for murder. Nightwing finds himself in the uncomfortable position of trying to save the villain from the law and the mysterious people who are trying to kill him after he discovers the possibility that this criminal didn’t kill anyone.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jodi Picoult
Art by Terry Dodson, Drew Johnson and others
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Best-selling author Jodi Picoult (Nineteen Minutes, The Tenth Circle, My Sister's Keeper), takes Wonder Woman on a collision course with the Amazons in this hardcover volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #6-10!
The action begins when Wonder Woman, in her disguise as Special Agent Diana Prince of the Department of Metahuman affairs, is assigned to capture Wonder Woman. How can she accomplish this impossible job without revealing her secret identity? This is just the start of the Amazon Warrior’s problems as Diana must relearn how to exist as a human being while a deadly foe begins to close a net on her, leading to a catastrophic outcome!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Alex Serra
In brightest day, in blackest night, beware their power…Teen Lantern’s light! It’s an all-out battle as the Legion face the combined might of the universe’s bravest! Can the Legion convince them to join forces against an even greater threat, or will the original teen super-heroes be replaced?
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Russell Lissau
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill
Poison Ivy’s out for a night out on the town, but don’t worry — Batman and Robin are hot on her tail! What can the Dynamic Duo do when no one in Gotham City has seen Ivy committing a crime?
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Matt Wayne
Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht
Cover by Zach Howard
JLU show writer Matt Wayne sends Batman and Hawkgirl through a long dark night of the soul!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Christine Norrie & Michael Chang
Cover by Todd Nauck
Finally, the origin of Robin can be told! Plus, witness a day in the lives of Starfire and Raven. Which one of them will stop Gizmo's latest crime spree?
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Ivan Velez Jr., Tom Warburton and Robbie Busch
Art by Scott Cohn, Dan Davis, Mike DeCarlo and the Iguana
Cover by Scott Jeralds.
Avast! Ben faces a nautical nuisance! Plus, Codename: Kids Next Door and Samurai Jack!
On sale September 12
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Scott Cunningham, Amy Rogers and Robbie Busch
Art by Robert Pope, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Pope & DeCarlo.
A super flu is threatening Foster’s, and Mr. Herriman is going crazy trying to guard against it! Plus, the Powerpuff Girls and the Eds!
On sale September 26
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Earl Kress
Art by Leo Batic, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Horacio Ottolini and Ruben Torreiro
Cover by Scott Jeralds
Special issue! The Evil Scientist has kidnapped the Looney Tunes and is going to show them their ancestors. Find out why when you play the Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal video game!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Scott Cunningham
Art by Scott Neely
Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae
What’s cooler than being cool? Being a Scoob! Follow the Scoobs to the tops of the coldest mountaintop in the Himalayas on the trail of none other than the Abominable Snowman, in this special companion to the upcoming all-new Scooby movie!
On sale September 19
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #482
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
The Usual Gang of Idiots deliver the late-summer laughs, with a bevy of spoofs and parodies!
On sale September 5 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader’s Choice picks and much more!
On sale September 12 • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

Written by Harvey Kurtzman
Art by Kurtzman, Jack Davis, John Severin, Wallace Wood and Will Elder
Cover by Kurtzman
Reoffered to coincide with THE MAD ARCHIVES VOL. 1, this volume collects issues #1-6 of the comic book that threw the rulebook out the window and redefined comedy and satire for generations to come.
On sale September 5
FC, 224 pg,
$49.99 US • Relist

Written and illustrated by Iqura Sugimoto
CMX. A murderous entity controls the arm of an innocent girl in this new horror and suspense series presented in a new, larger format. After seeing her family slaughtered, Aiko is surprised to wake up on a laboratory table, apparently intact. But when she notices the horribly disfigured arm grafted onto her body, she soon realizes that life as she knew it before the attack is now over. Infused with the DNA of a mysterious monster known as Chimera, the arm acts on the urges of its master — leaving Aiko powerless to stop it. Alone and frightened, how will she deal with this horrible fate?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3 • 5.5” x 8” • 196 pg, B&W, $12.99 US

Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka
CMX. In this volume, Gon rides a shark (from the inside), is tormented by a tick, shakes up a forest and marches with the penguins. Told entirely without words, these stories highlight the amazingly detailed art and visual storytelling genius of creator Masashi Tanaka.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 31 • 5” x 7.375”
148 pg, B&W, $5.99 US • TEEN

Written and illustrated by Chika Shiomi
CMX. Canon’s feelings for the half-vampire Sakaki may be clouding her from the truth about Rod, the vampire she blames for her situation. Is Sakaki merely using her for his own quest for vengeance and is Rod not quite the evil entity she believed him to be? In fact, she may owe him her life! She must find out the truth before Sakaki persuades her to destroy the wrong vampire.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 • 5" x 7.375"
194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Written and illustrated by Minako Narita
CMX. In New York, Anise — the twins’ best friend — wants to contact Cipher, but neither he nor Siva knows exactly where in Los Angeles Cipher is. Then, when Siva is attacked by a group of punks, Cipher feels a pain in his stomach and knows his brother is in trouble. But now he can’t get through! And what connection do the attackers have to Alex, Siva’s new roommate?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 10 • 5" x 7.375"
200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka
CMX. Though she didn’t react well when Sugimoto stole a kiss (a first for her!), Kazuha begins to wonder if maybe she really does have feelings for him. But her friend Senko really seems to be in love with Sugimoto. Should Kazuha step aside for her friend or follow her feelings and try to win over Sugimoto herself?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 17 • 5" x 7.375"
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

VS. VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada
CMX. Simmering emotions boil over in this final volume! Will Mitsuko choose the younger Reiji or her former lover, the mercurial conductor named Bartholomew? Reiji is finally on the verge of attaining the recognition he’s always coveted. But will he gain professional success only to lose his personal happiness?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 5" x 7.375"
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Art by Ark Performance
Story by Harutoshi Fukui
Original idea by Ryo Hanmura
CMX. In the conclusion of this two-part story, time is running out for Kashima to thwart the potential plans of his former leader — the megalomaniacal Colonel Matoba — to conquer Japan. The doorway to the present is about to close, leaving Kashima stuck in the past and the history of the world permanently altered.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 31 • 5” x 7.375” • 224 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross
The gangwar erupts, embroiling the city's crimelords and crimefighters in a firestorm of violence — and when the dust settles, there'll be a new power in the Astro City underworld. Plus, one of the Williams brothers lies near death — and the only way to save him is with a secret from their past.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Plot by Alan Moore; Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion
Art by Shane Oakley & George Freeman
Cover by Dave Gibbons
Reoffered to coincide with ALBION ORIGINS, solicited in the Titans Books section of this Previews. Discover how legendary writer Alan Moore resurrects the lost heroes of Britain's yesteryear in this volume collecting the acclaimed ALBION miniseries!
On sale October 3 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US • Relist

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Carlos D’Anda
At war not with just the enemy but with his allies, Deathblow finds himself challenged for the title of “World's Deadliest Man.” The challenger is less than a man — but more than human! Half machine, half dinosaur — 100% Osamasaurus!
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Harris
Part 1 of the 4-part “Ex Cathedra.” When a powerful international leader summons Mayor Hundred, the superhero-turned-politician must decide if he can risk leaving New York City and traveling to another country for the first time ever.
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #12
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci
I.O. finally catches up with the rogue Gen13 kids and they send in the heavy hitters to bring them down: the all-new, all-exciting Authori-teens! Do the kids stand a chance against this glamorous group?
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Adam Freeman & Marc Bernardin
Art by Lee Garbett
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Now that The Highwaymen have unearthed the details of the dormant government program that turned Grace Anderson into a walking, talking WMD, they're ready to bring this deadly game to a close. But Jacob Sterne, Deputy Director of the government's National Clandestine Service, has a different, deadlier plan for Grace….
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art and cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Midnighter continues to delve deeper into his mysterious past! But he’s interrupted by the unexpected appearance of a new adversary, a sultry siren who has avarice on her mind — is the timing a coincidence or something more?
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by CP Smith
The storm clouds darken over the Middle East as the Spirit of Lenin fights the American military to locate the beautiful and powerful “Pravda.” While the Russian Dolls gather strength, the CIA have trouble keeping their super-hero under wraps...but the Americans might have a solution: the revelation of a second super-powered being!
On sale September 19 • 3 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Danny Bilson, Paul DiMeo and Adam Brody
Art and cover by Jerry Ordway & Al Vey
Actor Adam Brody, star of TV’s The OC, makes his writing debut in this volume collecting the critically acclaimed 6-issue miniseries RED MENACE, co-authored by THE FLASH writing team of Danny Bilson & Paul DiMeo with art by Jerry Ordway (SUPERMAN) & Al Vey (BIZARRO WORLD)!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Neil Googe
Secrets will be revealed in this ground-breaking issue! Sheriff Lindo finally learns the truth of why her grandfather left her family, just as some dead residents start appearing in town — feasting upon residents! Zombies!
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Billy Dallas Patton & Trevor Scott
Cover by Whilce Portacio
The original Wetworks team is back together and, augmented by new members such as Ab-Death and Ashe, stronger than ever. But even that looks like it might not be enough, as the enhanced Night Tribes take over eastern Europe.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Whilce Portacio and various
Cover by Portacio
Collecting issues #1-5 plus the two short stories that reintroduced the Wetworks team to the Wildstorm Universe! The original team leader of Wetworks, Dane, assembles a new team to continue the fight against vampires, werewolves and other nasty creatures in order to keep the world safe.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3 • 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Andy Smith
Cover by Mike McKone
After their disastrous confrontation with Slaughterhouse Smith, the PHD team retraces its steps to find the real assassin—what are they missing? And will they be able to stomach the reality of what they’ll uncover?
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage and Peter Milligan
Art by Stefano Raffaele and Tom Feister
Cover by Darick Robertson
The horror of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre continue in two stories by stellar creative teams! When Freddy learns that there’s a new killer in town, he must put a vicious stop to it — but it may be more than he bargained for! And a chainsaw salesman makes a stop over in a small west Texas town...
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Adam Archer & Peter Guzman
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Teenager Davie Falkner was born with a skull deformity that makes him the butt of nearly every joke. When his parents send him to camp, he learns that being different might just save your life at Camp Crystal Lake!
On sale September 12 • 1 of 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Peter Johnson
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Tony Harris
John Winchester’s journey nears its conclusion as he and the Hunter travel to the legendary destination the “Four Corners,” in the American Southwest. It’s at the mysterious Fore Inn where he’ll confront his wife’s killer — but could he possibly be prepared for what he’ll find and what secrets are revealed.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker
Written by breakout talent G. Willow Wilson, a Cairo-based journalist, and drawn by renowned illustrator M.K. Perker, the original hardcover graphic novel CAIRO is action-adventure that brings the ancient and modern Middle East together with a Vertigo twist! A stolen hookah, a spiritual underworld, and a genie on the run change the lives of five strangers forever in this modern fable set on the streets of the Middle East’s largest metropolis!
This magical-realism thriller interweaves the fates of a drug runner, a down-on-his luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, and an Israeli soldier as they race through bustling present-day Cairo to find an artifact of unimaginable power, one protected by a dignified jinn and sought by a wrathful gangster-magician. But the vastness of Africa’s legendary City of Victory extends into a spiritual realm — the Undernile — and even darker powers lurk there…
Advance-solicited; on sale November 7 • 7” x 9” • 160 pg, B&W, $24.99 US

Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine
“An amazingly racy and ruthless satire/critique of a never-ending war in Afghanistan.” — Entertainment Weekly
Comics iconoclast Rick Veitch, the creator of CAN'T GET NO, writes and illustrates this volume collecting the critically acclaimed first six issues of the new series that is equal parts blistering battle action, sensuous soap opera and pitch-black satire that fans of PREACHER and TRANSMETROPOLITAN will love.
Comedy collides head on with tragedy when a New Jersey National Guard unit is deployed indefinitely to a never-ending series of wars in the Middle East. These citizen soldiers range from kids fresh out of high school to middle-aged corporate managers — and the modernized military has gone into take-no-prisoners marketing mode in order to motivate them. And you won’t believe what it takes to become a member of the Hot Zone Club!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 17 • 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US

Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine
Watch where you step! Switzer and company must save a herd of circus elephants from being turned into king-sized suicide bombers. Meanwhile, Healey is having second thoughts about dumping Allie in the wilds of Outer Mongrolia, where something strange and monstrous lurks.
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #85
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
Father and son are reunited, but with a woman in the middle of the two, how can this be a good thing? The "other" woman knows for true it's not. Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steven Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg
Cover by Celia Calle
Concluding the 5-part “Around the World.” Paris: the city of lights…the city of love…the city of sex. And Adam Chamberlain has not one, not two, but three shocking revelations for the new woman in his life. One involves a question, one involves his future, and one involves changing the title of the book from American Virgin to something else.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Eric Nguyen
Cover by J.H. Williams III
There’s a supernatural serial killer out there, slicing his twisted way through teenage date girls — including Kai’s new friends. And with no other choices, the boy who’s seen bloody decapitations and mystical abductions finds himself in a role he’s never played before: detective.
On sale September 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Darick Robertson & John Lucas
Cover by Philip Bond
The Bug-Bee boys go to war in Part 3 of “Crossfire and Collateral!” The Mutated Mayan Hissers are somewhere in the bowels of L.A., ready to unleash their assault on our civilization. But the Exterminators discover that tracking an enemy with 3,000 years of practice hiding from humans is their most difficult out-call yet.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore, Mike Hawthorne and John Lucas
Cover by Phillip Bond
In this volume collecting issues #11-16, the Bug-Bee-Gone boys bury one of their own while another member of the team remains missing, but the business of bug-killing must go on.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 3 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #23
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood
In the aftermath of the Day 204 trials, Matty Roth turns his attention to “the hidden war” — the thousands of ordinary people living under fire inside the DMZ. His first subject is the underground arts scene — and one guerrilla artist in particular planning a huge stunt unseen in the city since the 1970s graffiti days.
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Jock
When the question is "Why is my best friend melting?" the answer is bound to take you to some strange and unsettling places. Jessie and her friends search for the truth —about Nick and about themselves — in their own different ways. But someone already knows all the answers, and it may be someone much closer to home than they ever suspected.
On sale September 5 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
"Joyride," Part 3 of 4. The sleepy village of Lychgate is seemingly a model of Middle-England charm. But dig a little deeper, and you'll find there's something rotten under the surface. And that's what brings John Constantine calling...
On sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
Flycatcher is in trouble. He hasn’t had food or water for more than a month and the power he’s been drawing from his magic armor is running out. If Flycatcher falls, his army perishes with him. At the same time, everyone in Fabletown is able to watch his trials and tribulations reality-show style via the Magic Mirror.
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
In the conclusion of “The Bad Prince,” our hard-luck group of crash survivors try to find a way out of the wilderness. And along the way we learn more about Wicked John, and our boy Jack doesn’t like a bit of it. But it does give him an idea of how he might possibly get fabled Excalibur removed from his chest. In the story of the Sword in the Stone, Jack hates playing the stone.
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by James Jean
In this volume collecting issues #6-11, Jack reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen — when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost. And in present times, he lands in Las Vegas and meets his lovely new bride, a directionless heiress. Could it possibly be “happily ever after” at last?
Advance-solicited; on sale October 24 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
“Casino Boogie” part 4 of 6. SCALPED gets spiritual in this issue when the focus turns to Catcher, the mysterious rider glimpsed in previous issues, who has foreseen the murder of someone on The Rez. Now he must saddle up one last time to try to save their life, and perhaps his own soul in the process.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Douglas Rushkoff
Art and cover by Liam Sharp
Part 2 of "Exodus." Alec stabs Fallow in the heart — but killing the man doesn't kill the AI coursing through this Pharaoh's veins. Dinah gets a tag, Jake finds his mojo, and Alec meets God. Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale September 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Whalen
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
Vertigo’s aberrant new monthly continues in Part 2 of “Get Your Freak On.” Cranius’s hideous experiment on Lobster Boy leads to a discovery that stuns even the Living Brain himself. Kilcrop investigates the corruption at UnCorp’s highest levels with traditional gumshoe methods and gets a surprise of his own. But angel-winged Niko delivers the biggest shock of all to an uninvited evening visitor.
On sale September 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
"Whys and Wherefores,” Part 4 of 5. In the first of three final issues, Yorick Brown's journey draws to a close.
On sale September 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC Direct September 2006 solicitations

See a complete list of DC Direct action figures

DC Direct begins the vinylization of the DC Universe!
BATMAN is the first in a new line of large format and stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ™ inspired by the red-hot “designer toy” phenomenon.
DC Direct joined forces with a leader in the contemporary toy movement, Monster 5, to create this powerfully built and unique vision of Batman for the first time.
This bold new take on Batman is a must-have for collectors of contemporary toy design as well as traditional fans of superheroes!
Advance-solicited on sale February 27, 2008
Vinyl • $49.99 US

For the first time, DC Direct brings together the different forms of deadly Kryptonite. Displayed in a special protective case are the four primary forms: Red, Gold, Blue and Green Kryptonite. Each “meteorite” lights up and is permanently housed in the unique glass-domed JLA Trophy Room Display. Packaged in an upscale box, the prop replica measures 7.25” h x 10.75”w x 9.5” d and includes a 4-Color Certificate of Authenticity s well as the brochure “Guide to the Trophy Room” written by best-selling author and JLA scribe Brad Meltzer.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 6, 2008 • Prop Replica • $250.00 US

Look For More Trophy Room Props in 2008!
Joker’s Cane • Superman’s Cape • Starro • Phantom Zone Projector
Batcuffs • Jimmy Olsen Signal Watch • Metal Power Battery • GA Flash Helmet • Batman’s Pouch Style Utility Belt • GA Flash Helmet • Batsignal • A Mother Box... The possibilities are endless!
Suggest your favorite on dcdirectonline.com

The best-selling action figure line continues!
Designed by: Ed McGuinness
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 13, 2008 • Action Figures • PI
--Supergirl 6.5”
--Power Girl 6.5”
--Batman/Superman 6.75”
--The Joker & Mr. Mxyzpltk 2-pack 6.75” h & 4.5”h approx.

Robin, The Boy Wonder, is the newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This latest hero in the 1:6 scale figure line is the first of DC Direct’s accurately scaled “teen” style figure, and has all the detail and articulation that collectors have come to expect. The ROBIN 13” DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE comes clothed in an authentically detailed fabric costume, includes a display stand and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 6, 2008 • Collector figure • $69.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT is the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with over 8.5 million devoted subscribers, and now its characters are captured in 3-D by DC Unlimited!
--Human Warrior: Archilon Shadowheart
--Troll Priest: Zabra Hexx
--Gnome Warrior: Sprocket Gyrospring
--Night Elf Druid: Broll Bearmantle
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20, 2008 • Action Figures • PI
Coming in October!
--Orc Shaman: Rehgar Earthfury
--Blood Elf Rogue: Valeera Sanguinar
--Dwarf Warrior: Thargas Anvilmar
--Undear Warlock: Meryl Feldstorm

Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20, 2008 • Poster • $7.99

Art by Ryan Sook
From the cover of NIGHTWING #133
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20, 2008 • Poster • $7.99

Pop Artifacts! Peanuts figures

Pop Culture Roundup June 18, 2007

The Los Angeles Times checks out Batman's new hog.

...the new Batpod — a bike so outrageous it's hard to believe it was even built. It's not just because it's tricked out with grappling hooks, cannons and machine guns. The front and rear tires are both a monstrously huge 508 millimeters, and the engines are in the hubs of each wheel. Steering isn't by hand but by shoulder, since there aren't handlebars. Instead, there are shields that fit each arm like sleeves and have the ability to rotate around the bike's frame. The two foot pegs are set 3 1/2 feet apart on either side of the tank, which the rider lies on, belly down.


Attention Hopalong Cassidy collectors: Gemstone Publishing is seeking vintage pics of kids in Hopalong costumes for an upcoming book.

The publishers would love to add your photo in your Hoppy outfit to the book. If you have a photo of yourself or a loved one wearing a Hoppy outfit from the 1950s, email the photo to russ@russcochran.com and it will be included in the book.


The top UK album this week belongs to the Traveling Wilburys.

The Traveling Wilburys made a return to the charts as the supergroup scored a number one UK album with a collection of their past hits.

The band - which included Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Bob Dylan - formed in 1988 and produced two albums.

"Here's to George, Roy and the Boys, my favourite guys. Congratulations Wilburys," Olivia Harrison, George Harrison's wife, said about the Wilburys collection reaching number one.


Ex-Kink Dave Davies has a new solo album out July 31. From the press release:

"Fractured Mindz" is Davies' first all-new studio album since his recovery from a serious stroke he suffered in 2004 during a visit to the BBC to promote the UK release of his last solo album, "Bug."

"Fractured Mindz" is a jubilant tour-de-force, which Dave wrote, arranged and produced, while singing and playing all instruments including guitars, bass, piano and organ.


Ringo Starr has returned to Capitol/EMI, with a new record deal. Details:

EMI Music will also make Starr's EMI works available in digital format for the first time on a global basis.

On August 28, Starr's EMI catalog, including the albums Sentimental Journey (1970), Beaucoups Of Blues (1970), the platinum-certified Ringo (1973) and gold-certified Goodnight Vienna (1974), will make their digital debuts. Fans will be able to purchase Starr's EMI catalog works from all of EMI's digital distribution partners, and the titles will also be part of EMI's premium download offering (free of digital rights management and in a higher-quality bit rate) from participating retailers.

On the same date, Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing will release the first-ever career and label-spanning collection of Starr's best solo recordings, PHOTOGRAPH: The Very Best Of Ringo Starr. To be released physically in CD and Collector's Edition CD/DVD packages and digitally, the new collection presents 20 standout Starr tracks, including seven Top 10 Pop hits, released between 1970 and 2005 by Capitol, Atlantic, Mercury, Boardwalk, Private Music and Koch.

The Collector's Edition adds seven never before released film and video clips on DVD, including original promotional films for "It Don't Come Easy," "Sentimental Journey" and "Back Off Boogaloo," among others, and the music video for "Act Naturally" (with Buck Owens).

Starr's next solo album, titled Liverpool 8, is scheduled for global release by EMI Music in January 2008, via Capitol/EMI in North America and Parlophone in the U.K.

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Today's video: Gnip Gnop TV ad

Pop Artfact! Spider-Man and Fantastic Four game

Pop Culture Roundup June 15, 2007

Entertainment Weekly posted this new in-costume pic from the upcoming Batman film, "The Dark Knight."


Heritage Auctions is selling three pages from an uncompleted Disney comic by the great Carl Barks.


Fun sharity:

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer review roundup

Chicago Tribune:

Someone should tell "Fantastic Four" that it's live action and not a cartoon. The performances and effects again seem fit for Saturday morning TV. And "Surfer" again heaps on a helping of hokey lines. (One of many: After Mr. Fantastic stretches his body so he can dance, Johnny says, "The guy really knows how to loosen up.")

Desert News:

The movie plays out like a particularly unfunny, dysfunctional family sitcom and features even less action than its predecessor.

Detroit News:

As sequels go, it's better than the original. As action sequences go, its final flurry is the best so far this summer. And as far as movie surprises, it may be the biggest of the year so far.

St. Paul Star Tribune:

The target audience appears to be Cartoon Network fans. Anyone outside that category is likely to find "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" a dull slog no avalanche of razzle-dazzle digital hooey can camouflage. It's not even entertaining camp.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

With so many superhero movies aspiring to mythic significance, it’s easy to forget that comic books were originally a low-brow, disposable form of entertainment. Of the many superhero franchises that have invaded the
multiplex — “X-Men,” “Spider-Man,” “Superman,” “Batman” — “Fantastic Four” is the least artful. But for young boys or old comic-book collectors, it might also be the most fun.

Vintage Marvel Comics house ad

Today's video: Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer teaser

Pop Artifact! Marvel Super-Heroes puzzle

Pop Culture Roundup June 14, 2007

Maybe it should be "Fantastic Bore," says the Associated Press.

Amid all the vapid dialogue and visual fireworks, the performances seem like afterthoughts, particularly those of Gruffudd and Alba, who could use a snap of the fingers by fiery Johnny to light a spark of personality within them.



A projectionist at a Memphis theater chain has lost his job after writing an unauthorized early review of "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" for the Web site Ain't It Cool News.


Blake Bell has more details about a TV documentary on comics artist Steve Ditko to air on the BBC at an undetermined date. Hopefully we'll be able to see it State-side too.


"Lost" producer Carlton Cuse says the "Bad Twin" novel spin-off and the Nikki and Paulo characters were missteps.

"We buried them alive," Cuse said of Nikki and Paulo. "OK, you guys don't like Nikki and Paulo, there."


Posters on the DC Archives Message Board weigh in on the new Jack Kirby's Fourth World Omnibus Vol. 1, which came out yesterday. Reviews seems mostly good, though there are some mixed feelings about the lightweight "newsprint-style" DC used. My copy is on order at Amazon and I'm hoping it'll ship soon.


Remember those "Polaris submarines" you could order from comic books? Assembled, they look like this.

Vintage Marvel Comics house ad

Today's video: Fantastic Four cartoon "Galactus" pt. 2

New and upcoming action figures June 14, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer action figures, see below

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

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

DC Direct Action Figures

Superman Last Son Action Figures
--Last Son Superman

Shazam Action Figures
--Dr. Sivana
--Captain Marvel Jr.
--Mary Marvel
--Billy Batson and Hoppy
--Captain Marvel

Superman Vs. Doomsday
Lex Luthor and Robot
Solar Suit Superman

Batman and Son
Ninja Man-Bat
Robin and Daimin
The Joker

52 Weeks
Animal Man
Booster Gold

DC Direct Reactivated Action Figures
--Wonder Woman

DC 13-inch Figures
Green Lantern
Lex Luthor
Martian Manhunter
Classic Batman
Batgirl gray costume
Batgirl black costume

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

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

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

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

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

DC Direct Wonder Woman Series 1 Action Figures
--Wonder Woman
--Agent Diana Prince
--Donna Troy as Wonder Woman

DC Direct New Frontier Series 2 Action Figures
--Dr. Fate
--The Flash
--Martian Manhunter

Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer action figures
Battle Stretch Mr. Fantastic
Fire Blast Human Torch
Raging Thing
Force Field Invisible Woman
Silver Surfer
Lightning Attack Dr. Doom
Blast-off Human Torch
Super Strength Thing

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

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

McFarlane Lost series 3 action figures

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

Marvel Legends Action Figures

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

Hasbro Marvel Legends Figures Series 3
--Bucky Barnes
--First appearance Captain America
--Marvel Girl Rachel Grey
--Heroes for Hire Black Knight
--Hydra Soldier
--X-3 Colossus
--Astonishing X-Men Cyclops

Hasbro Marvel Legends Icons 12-inch Action Figures
--The Punisher
--Doctor Doom
--The Human Torch
--The Silver Surfer

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

Marvel Select Figures

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

Marvel Sideshow Toys Figures
--Black costume Spider-Man
--White Queen
--White Queen Exclusive