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Tuesday, June 20, 2000


Following are DC Comics' solicitations for September, with information provided by the company.



Written by Archie Goodwin and James Robinson; art by Marshall Rogers, Bob Wiacek and John Cebollero; cover by Rogers and Cebollero.

Part 4 of the 5-part "Siege." Batman attempts to wage a one-man war on Colonel Brass' Gotham raiders, but discovers Brass' onslaught's been nothing more than a diversion. What is the Colonel's goal? And why does it take him into the heart of Wayne Manor?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Greg Rucka and Jordan B. Gorfinkel; art by Shawn Martinbrough, Jeff Johnson, Steve Mitchell and Dan Panosian; cover by Dave Johnson.

For almost a year, Ra's al Ghul has been reinsinuating himself into the life of the Dark Knight, both in the pages of Detective Comics and, most recently, JLA. Now the battle between these bitter, brilliant foes goes critical in a double-sized issue. Ra's sends Whisper and Abbot to find his daughter, Talia, unaware that Batman himself is searching desperately for Ra's. But when Batman and Talia finally face each other, Batman is persuaded to make an unexpected change in plans, battling to save Whisper's very soul. Plus, an extra-length fifth installment of "The Jacobian."

64 pages, $4.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Devin Grayson and Howard Chaykin; art by Roger Robinson, Jordi Bernet and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland.

Part 2 of the 4-part "Transference," guest-starring Nightwing and Robin. Trapped in the WayneCorp buliding, Batman engages in a psychological war with a stronger, smarter-than-ever Hugo Strange, but the aftermath of this battle will be a nightmare from which Nightwing, Robin, and the rest of Batman's associates may never recover. Plus, a black-and-white backup story written by Howard Chaykin and illustrated by Jordi Bernet.

40 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Scott McDaniel and Karl Story; cover by McDaniel.

Concluding the 2-part "Fearless." Jeremy Samuels is on a self-destructive collision course with death and neither his old friend Bruce Wayne, nor Wayne's Dark Knight alter-ego can stand idly by and let that happen. Meanwhile, there's a new outlaw in town who's making it easier for Samuels to achieve his goals.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello and James Pascoe; cover by Tony Harris and Ray Snyder.

Part 1 of the 3-part "Prophet." Azrael is sent back into the desert on a personal mission for Dr. Thompkins: find her brother and bring him back from the mysterious cult he may have joined! But is Leslie's brother the renegade cult's leader, Jeremiah? Plus, Lilhy's new Azrael returns.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella

Without the luxury of a costume to strike fear in the heart of her enemy, Batgirl fights the battle of her life against Lady Shiva, the world's deadliest assassin, probably the one fighter on Earth Batgirl cannot defeat.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Mike W. Barr; art by Scott Hampton, Gary Frank, Scott McDaniel, Cam Smith and Bill Sienkiewicz; painted cover by Brom from a sketch by McDaniel.

Three heroes who bear the mantle of the bat face the immortal Vandal Savage the softcover edition of the centuries-spanning Elseworlds hardcover. A startling three-chapter tale that begins in the time of the Crusades and concludes in the distant future, as 14th-century soldier Joshua of Wainwright and his descendants battle the villainous immortal Vandal Savage. The first chapter (painted by Scott Hampton) begins in the 14th century as Joshua of Wainwright, a soldier in the Crusades, interrupts the villainous Vandal Savage in the middle of an attempt to bring a strange meteor crashing to Earth. Joshua dedicates his life to thwarting Savage's plans, an oath that commits his descendants to the task as well, as modern-day Bruce Wayne dons the cowl of Batman to face a reborn Savage (in a chapter illustrated by Gary Frank and Cam Smith) and siblings Brenna and James Wayne face Savage in a final battle in the distant future (in a chapter with layouts by Scott McDaniel and finishes by Bill Sienkiewicz).

128 pages, $14.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Tim Sale.

This issue's called "Revenge," but revenge on whom? And, for that matter, by whom? After last issue's shocking turn of events, is it ever going to be possible to discover the true identity of the Hang Man? And how does Dick Grayson fit into all this?

32 pages, $2.95, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Mike Mignola and Richard Pace; art by Troy Nixey and Dennis Janke; cover by Mignola.

In a Victorian Gotham City very different from any we've seen before, a ship -- captained by Bruce Wayne -- returns from the Arctic Circle with the remains of a lost scientific expedition. What unspeakable horror could have driven men of reason so mad as to imagine themselves penguins? What demonic force could cause a man to grow mad with a cold generated from within? And what horror has returned with Bruce Wayne and his crew from the tattered dregs they went to recover? The unholy answers are made clear in this three-part Elseworlds miniseries in the Prestige Format. It's a Lovecraftian tale that puts some novel twists on very familiar characters from the legends of the Dark Knight. The Gotham in this miniseries is rife with strange events -- such as the coexistence of all three Robins at one time, and malevolent misfit creatures -- twisted versions of Man-Bat, Killer Croc, the Demon, and more. As Wayne returns for the first time in years to the horrifying place that was once his home, none of the familiar faces he finds -- from wealthy Oliver Queen to mayoral candidate Harvey Dent -- can bring him comfort. And none know the truth behind the horrible secret of the Batman.

48 pages, $4.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Scott Peterson; art by Tim Levins and Terry Beatty; cover by Bob Smith and Terry Beatty.

Batman must enlist the aid of Clayface to help a young child afflicted with a rare skin disease. Can the Dark Knight convince Clayface to do what's right, or does Clayface have other tricks up his sleeve?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Greg Rucka, Kelley Puckett, Larry Hama, and Janet Harvey; art by Dan Jurgens, Bill Sienkiewicz, Damion Scott, John Floyd, Rick Burchett, Eduardo Barreto, and various; cover by Sergio Cariello and Matt Ryan.

The current Batgirl makes her debut, Superman visits quake-ravaged Gotham, and more in a collection reprinting Batman #566-569, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120-121, Batman: Shadow of the Bat #88 and Detective Comics #734-735.

208 pages, $12.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Doug Moench; art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Charles Yoakum

The crackdown on Gotham City's vigilantes heats up as the mini-series concludes. The running is over! The plan is set! Batman and his allies of the night finally take the battle to their enemy, the government-sanctioned Bloodhawks. But how will Gotham City and its inhabitants manage to survive the firefight?

48 pages, $4.95, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Hilary J. Bader; art by Min S. Ku and Ande Parks; cover by Ronnie DelCarmen.

Commissioner Barbara Gordon is troubled by hallucinations that stem from a fight with the Scarecrow back in her days as Batgirl. With a kidnapped child's life at stake, Barbara will need the help of Batman to survive the night.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Greg Rucka; art by Rick Burchett and Terry Beatty; cover by Burchett.

The mini-series concludes as the Huntress finally learns the identity of Claudio's killer and the truth behind her parents' murder as she confronts her greatest enemy. The ending will surprise readers, as Helena Bertinelli must face her greatest challenge...alone.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Butch Guice; cover by Guice and Drew Geraci.

In the heart of Gorilla City, Black Canary and Lady Vic go up against Gorilla Grodd and his legion of followers in search of a precious prize. But why is Deathstroke skulking through the hidden city with his own agenda?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Bronwyn Carlton; art by Staz Johnson and Wayne Faucher; cover by Staz Johnson and Wayne Faucher

A new look for Catwoman. On the heels of last issue's gang shooting that left a prominent drug dealer dead, Batman's foe Banner is on the hunt for Catwoman. Also closing in on the feline fatale are Dagmar and Burke, Gordon's handpicked detectives. But while everyone's looking for Catty, she's on a quest of her own to try and find the connection between the late drug dealer and...the mayor of Gotham?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 17.


Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Greg Land and José Marzan, Jr; cover by Land and Karl Story.

The twisted assassin known as Torque continues his covert war to take control of the 'Haven while Nightwing has his second battle with the Sylph. Will either combatant walk away unscathed?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Pete Woods and Jesse Delperdang.

There's a new kid at Brentwood, and something about him just isn't quite right. But while Tim Drake tries to find out what's up with the newbie, Spoiler's trying to find out a few things herself -- mainly, what does Robin see in Star, and just who is lurking behind the mask of the Boy Wonder, anyway? And if all that weren't enough, Tim and the boys go on a little girl-chasing vacation.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 20.



Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith.

Aquaman has a bone to pick with Metropolis's own Presidential candidate: Lex Luthor! The King of the Seas has a good claim against the evil Luthor, but will the Man of Steel do his duty and protect the life of his most hated foe?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Patrick Zircher and José Marzan, Jr.; cover by Mike Miller.

Superman must choose between saving Metropolis and...a bachelor party? Wedding bells are imminent for Ron Troupe -- Clark's brother-in-law-to-be -- but the Man of Steel has to juggle fun and saving Metropolis from Devouris the Conqueror. But the real threat lies in the deal Lex has just made with the devil. It all ends in wedding bells, but for whom do they toll?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Mark Schultz; art by Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco; cover by Humberto Ramos and Wayne Faucher

Lori Lemaris came to warn Superman about a threat, but the big red "S" is missing. So now it's up to Lois and Steel to combat the underwater terror of Kosnor and Netkon -- two devil fish that are looking to drown the city.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Pascual Ferry and Alvaro Lopez; cover by Scott McDaniel.

Nightwing guest-stars in an issue written by Nightwing's Chuck Dixon. Intergang's been trying to spread its corruption into Blüdhaven, but Nightwing is trying to stem the tide at its source: Metropolis. But soon both he and the Man of Steel are fighting for their lives against the metal might of Cyber-assassins.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 27.


Written and illustrated by Michael T. Gilbert; cover by Gilbert.

Mr. Monster creator Michael T. Gilbert spins an offbeat story of a down-on-his-luck loser who gets the chance to be Superman. How will the former Man of Steel get his body back from a guy who really likes having fame, respect and, oh yeah, super-powers?

48 pages, $5.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Jay Faerber; art by Ben Herrera and Keith Champagne; cover by Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel,

Guest-stars of Titan-ic proportions make a cameo in Part 1 of a 2-part story written by Jay Faerber, new writer of The Titans. Superboy's longtime friend Roxy is still in a coma and getting worse, and no one at Project Cadmus can figure out what's wrong with her. And they may not get another chance to find the cause when the Kid is attacked by an alien creature known as Pyra, whose fiery rampage threatens the entire town of Kurtzberg.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Peter David; art and cover by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs,

An extra-sized issue finds the Girl of Steel faced with the ultimate challenge. As the Carnivore threatens to take control of all creation, Supergirl leads a surprising force against him. But the battle will wreak shattering changes on Supergirl and Linda Danvers.

48 pages, $3.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Jerry Siegel; art by Joe Shuster; cover by Peter Poplaski.

The third and final trade-paperback edition reprinting the classic comic strips featured in the Superman: The Dailies hardcover. This volume collects the Siegel-and-Shuster produced daily strips that originally appeared from March 10, 1941 to Feb. 14, 1942.

176 pages, black and white, $14.95, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Jay Faerber; art by Yvel Guichet, Ron Lim, Paul Ryan, Justiniano, Sunny Lee, Mark Bagley, Pascual Ferry, Scott Hanna, Chris Ivy, Joe Rubinstein, and various; cover by Kevin Nowlan

A Rashomon-style story showcasing the different perspectives of Superman and his supporting cast. As Lex Luthor unveils his newly donated wing in a Metropolis museum, the proceedings are interrupted by a monster! But is it a Kryptonian beastie? Or is it actually an old B-movie-type monster? Or is it a giant, manga-style robot? Maybe a huge Amazonian-type warrior? Can anyone get their story straight about what they saw? Or could all of them somehow be right? Guess it's up to Superman to find out the truth...or maybe Lois and Jimmy...or maybe...

80 pages, $5.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Michael Reaves; art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin; cover by Mike Manley and Austin.

Superman must wage hand-to-hand combat for the future of Earth...without his super-powers. An alien warrior has taken away Superman's powers by turning the sun red. How will the Man of Steel beat him in unarmed combat?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 6.



Written by Dan Jurgens; art by Steve Epting and Norm Rapmund; cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

In the lost world of Skartaris, the menace known as Valgos has taken control of Aquaman through his golden artificial hand and has turned the Sea King against his allies. Now only Mera and the Warlord remain to rescue Arthur. But first they must defeat him.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Timothy Truman; art and cover by Scot Eaton and Ray Kryssing.

The Creature Commandos continue their mission on Terra Arcana, piecing together the information on who's providing weapons to Lord Saturna, the bad-ass Confederator of Dimensions. Meanwhile, Velcoro the Vampire and the Gunner have been taken hostage by none other than Claw the Unconquered and his rebel force.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Angel Unzueta and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Brian Bolland.

Part 4 of the 6-part "Wonderland" finds Captain Cold, Mirror Master and Flash Wally West trapped in an other-dimensional reality. Will they discover the mastermind behind it all before Barry Allen brings them all to a twisted form of justice?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Darryl Banks and Andy Smith.

Having been unceremoniously sucked out his Greenwich Village flat, Kyle winds up in the hands of the Manhunters, who have their own selfish designs for Green Lantern's ring. Meanwhile, John Stewart has a lot of fast talking to do to Kyle's new assistant, Terry, who shows up unexpectedly and discovers the giant gaping hole in the ceiling left by Kyle's mechanical abductors.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Garth Ennis; art by John McCrea and Garry Leach; cover by McCrea.

The final Hitman storyline continues with Part 3 of "Closing Time." Old enemies combine to turn the Cauldron into the most dangerous place on Earth for Tommy, as the full horror of Agent Truman's Bloodlines" experiments come to light. Is there someone Tommy hasn't even thought of who can help him in his time of need? And when things reach a boiling point with Tiegel, will she turn on Tommy to regain her career?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Tom Peyer; art by Jason Orfalas, Howard Porter, and David Meikis; cover by Rags Morales.

JLA's Howard Porter illustrates a flashback sequence showcasing Snapper's secret shame: his time as a super-hero. Hourman's greatest foe has returned, and this time he's found a way to take for himself everything that Hourman holds dear. Hourman's only hope lies in his best friend Snapper Carr's past, when he was part of the spacefaring group of freedom fighters known as the Blasters.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Todd Dezago; art by Ethan Van Sciver and Barbara Kaalberg; cover by Van Sciver and Wayne Faucher.

"Mercury Falling" reaches its conclusion. How will Bart react to the traumatic events of the past few issues? The answers unfold here, in the most emotional, shocking and daring Impulse story to date.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary.

The entire planet Earth is stolen by a race of aliens who make a habit of collecting entire inhabited worlds from throughout the universe. To free the Earth from the aliens' clutches, the Leaguers first must learn why a super-intelligent race would commit such heinous crimes. What the heroes discover embroils them in a mission to answer the profound mysteries that elude even the most super-advanced lifeforms in the universe! Should they fail, Earth and the other stolen worlds will perish. Luckily, doing the impossible is the JLA's specialty.

72 pages, oversized format, $9.95, ships on Sept. 13.

JLA #47

Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary.

The Authority's Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary join Mark Waid to form the new JLA creative team. As the Leaguers struggle to adjust to the changes caused by kicking out a core member of the team last issue, they find themselves facing the haunting menace of the immortal Queen of Fables. Will the pared-down JLA be able to stand against her and her nightmarish influence?

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 27.

JSA #16

Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Stephen Sadowski and Michael Bair; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer.

Johnny Sorrow and a more-deadly-than-ever Injustice Society return to exact their revenge on the JSA. Black Adam, Shiv and the mystery speedster known as Rival have joined the JSA, but do any of them suspect the horror of Sorrow's ultimate plan?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Dan Jolley, Tony Harris and Ray Snyder; art by Dusty Abell and Jim Royal; painted cover by Harris.

The supernatural struggle reaches its unexpected conclusion. As the final confrontation plays out on the grounds of a ruined British castle, Holy Grayle's destiny and the secrets of Hank's haunted past are revealed. When the foul rulers of the Decayed Ones burst into Earth's dimension, the ultimate battle of good versus evil and grace versus atrocity explodes, with our hallowed soldiers struggling for the planet's survival.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Ben Raab; art and cover by Michael Lark.

The lavishly illustrated Silver Age adventure of Hawkman and Hawkgirl concludes. Midway City faces destruction from the Hawks' climactic confrontation with the fallen Thanagarian entity Thasaro. How will our heroes triumph? And how will their relationship to Earth -- and each other -- be changed by the outcome?

48 pages, $4.95, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Michael Zulli and Vince Locke; painted cover by Phil Hale.

Part 2 of an all-new 4-part story showcasing Hal Jordan as the new Spectre. The new Spectre at last faces Caul, a man who will do anything to escape his predestined death at the hands of the Spirit of Wrath. Marshalling considerable psychic talents, Caul magnifies all of Hal's fears and doubts...with shocking results. How will the mighty Spectre survive being tormented by every ravaged soul his astral powers ever condemend?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art and cover by Olivier Coipel and Lanning.

While trying to deal with the problems that unfolded last issue, the lost Legionnaires discover a planet that holds a mystery only Ultra Boy can piece together. However, he may not get the chance to do so when he, Monstress and Umbra meet opposition from the planet's champion...Singularity.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Cary Bates and E. Nelson Bridwell; art by Dave Cockrum, George Tuska, Mike Grell, and Murphy Anderson; cover by Cockrum.

A volume reprinting the Legion appearances from Superboy (first series) #172-202, featuring the first comics work by artists Mike Grell and Dave Cockrum, the first two appearances of Wildfire (then called ERG-1); and the star-studded wedding of Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel among other highlights.

232 pages, hardcover, $49.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by John Ostrander; art by Doug Mahnke and Pat Gleason; cover by Tom Mandrake.

The mystery of the Martian Manhunter's love for creme-filled cookies is revealed in a story guest-starring his colleagues from Justice League International. In a story set in the Manhunter's past, the JLI has run out of cookies, J'onn's stash is missing, and every store within a 10-mile radius has suddenly run out. Suddenly our favorite Martian is not too happy, and he's not going to rest until he solves the disappearance of his favorite snack in a tale unlike any you've ever seen about J'onn J'onzz.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Walter Simonson and Eric Stephenson; art by Simonson, Erik Larsen and Al Gordon.

In the aftermath of last issue's explosive battle, there's a new ruler in Apokolips, and he's inherited Darkseid's confidante, Mortalla, whose advice is a poor substitute for a Mother Box. But is the new leader Orion? Or is it Kalibak? Plus, a back-up tale written by Eric Stephenson with art by Erik Larsen and Al Gordon features DeSaad and Camelback. They talk the talk. Can they walk the walk?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by Mike McKone and Jimmy Palmiotti.

In an Elseworld where Clark Kent has lead a clandestine group of super-heroes against super-villains for some 30 years, brash new members of the team threaten to undo all the Man of Steel has tried to accomplish. In the town of Smallville, young Clark Kent watches from the shadows as his adoptive father leads a group of men that, anonymously, distribute food and supplies to the town's impoverished. Taking a valuable lesson to heart -- that the truest good deeds are performed selflessly and without promise of recognition -- Clark grows to super-powered adulthood and becomes the leader of a clandestine group of super-beings. Clark Kent, aging editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet, has spent three decades initiating individuals of tremendous power - Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Atom, The Flash, and others -- into a group of heroes dedicated to capturing super-criminals in secret, with the guilty sentenced to the otherworldly dimension called the Phantom Zone. Now, as the weary founder of the Secret Society plans to retire, there's dissension in the ranks of the new generation of heroes as they vie for recognition and remuneration for their work. Meanwhile in Metropolis, tabloid reporter Lois Lane teams up with FBI agent Bruce Wayne to get to the bottom of the strange rash of criminal disappearances. Will these crises undo everything Clark Kent has accomplished?

48 pages, $5.95, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by James Robinson; art by Peter Snejbjerg; painted cover by Andrew Robinson.

Opal City's dark war between good and evil blazes on as villains are fought, vendettas are sealed and Jack Knight faces his greatest fear. Heroes from far away and villains from long ago make their unexpected returns as Culp and the Shade finally meet in a battle that will forever decide who shall wield the shadow power. All this plus a last-page revelation that will shock longtime Starman readers.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by James Robinson; art by Tony Harris, Steve Yeowell, Dusty Abell, Dexter Vines, Wade Von Grawbadger, and various; painted cover by Harris.

An introduction by Kurt Busiek and a new cover by Tony Harris highlight this collection, which features appearances by Batman, Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, and the members of Justice League Europe. Reprinting Starman #29-35 and #37-38.

208 pages, $17.95, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Jay Faerber; art by Paul Pelletier and Bud LaRosa; cover by Phil Jimenez.

A new focus on super-hero action highlights the first issue by The Titans' new creative team. They've been through a lot in the last 20 issues, but the Titans have never met anyone quite like the assassins known as the Hangmen! Their ultimate target is Cheshire, but to get to her, they've targeted her and Arsenal's daughter, Lian. Any guesses as to who's going to try to stop the Hangmen?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Ben Raab; art by Derec Aucoin and Tom Simmons; cover by Karl Waller.

Aquaman guests in Part 1 of a 2-part story that finds the JLA's royal members being haunted by some shared history. When a boatload of children mysteriously dies, Wonder Woman turns to her ally, Aquaman -- who is also a possible suspect -- to find out exactly what happened. Now the Sea King must aid the Princess in clearing his name and discovering the true culprit.

32 pages, $2.25, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Peter David; art and cover by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker.

Beginning the team's 3-part journey into space. What will happen to Impulse's brain without air? Is Lil' Lobo now a part of YJ? In space, can you hear Robin scream? Find out the answers to these questions and more as the heroes head to the planet Myr to save a world and free a princess.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.



Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Eisner.

DC's new editions of The Will Eisner Library continue with this striking graphic novel that details the story of a building on the verge of demolition, explored through the life stories of four ghosts who lived there.

80 pages, black and white, $9.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Eisner.

DC's new editions of The Will Eisner Library continue with this volume of extraordinary stories. Linked by a common theme, this trio of portraits presents the dramatic turning points in three seemingly undistinguished lives, told with subtlety, irony and passion.

128 pages, black and white, $12.95, ships on Sept. 20.


Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Will Eisner.

DC's new editions of The Will Eisner Library continue with Eisner's most overtly autobiographical work: a reflection on how the anti-Semitism of America in the 1920s and '30s shapes a young man's developing personality and life. It is also a touching family history told through flashbacks as a young man heads for basic training immediately after the beginning of World War II.

208 pages, black and white, $14.95, ships on Sept. 20


Written by Robbie Busch and John Rozum; art by Matt Jenkins and Dan Davis; cover by C. Martin Croker.

It's Zorak's birthday and you're not invited. But everyone else is. Plus -- who stole Space Ghost's power bands?

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Bobbi JG Weiss and John Rozum; art by Bill Wray, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Bill Wray.

When Dee-Dee needs a new goldfish, Dexter gets "Totally Tanked" trying to help; plus, Dexter sets out to create the perfect winter weapon in "The Abdominable Snowball!"

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Dan Slott, Frank Strom, John Costanza, and various; art by Neal Sternecky, Howard Simpson, and Costanza; cover by David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.

Who wants to be a millionaire? Porky. But Daffy won't let him. Also, Bugs phones in his performance as Elmer fumes; and Yosemite Sam meets the Three Bears.

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Chuck Kim; art by Mike Manley and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy.

Someone's shaking Townsville down for all its paper money, but the Girls have problems of their own: They can't tear Bubbles away from the boob tube to fight crime. Find out the connection in "Remote Controlled!"

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by John Rozum and Dan Abnett; art by John Delaney and Anthony Williams, Jeff Albrecht and Dave Cooper; cover by Joe Staton and Dave Hunt.

The gang discovers untimely terror in a clock tower in "Roc Around the Clock"; also, Mystery Inc. tours everyone's favorite haunts of London in "Ghost Tour."

32 pages, $1.99, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Chris Duffy, John Rozum and Joe Edkin; art by Joe Staton, Manny Galan, John Delaney, Mike DeCarlo, Andrew Pepoy and Dave Cooper; cover by Staton

A sequel to last year's popular Spooky Spectacular. This issue reprints five classic Scooby-Doo tales featuring the scariest monsters and villains Scooby and the Gang have ever faced, including Big Red, Revenge Inc., the Haunted Halibut, the Ghost of Bath and a roadside Gremlin.

64 pages, $3.95, ships on Aug. 16.



Written by Mark Millar; art and cover by Frank Quitely and Trevor Scott.

Part 3 of a 4-part story. The secret behind the worldwide destruction has been revealed and the team must vanquish an unbeatable foe or else evacuate Earth's population to a parallel reality. The death toll is already in the millions, and the bloodshed isn't over yet.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Mark Millar; art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins; cover by McCrea.

1951: There is an egg in a temple in Tibet, worshipped by the people, guarded day and night by Buddhist monks. When the egg is stolen during the Communist invasion, it's up to Jenny Sparks to retrieve it. After all, who knows what -- or who -- will someday hatch from that egg?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by John Arcudi; art by Carlos d'Anda and Richard Bennett; cover by Bennett.

Do seven wanna-be soldiers stand a chance against the destructive force of an entire alien invasion fleet? They might if they've been infected with the deadly Brass virus! Hershel Goldstein, the original Brass, has had little luck trying to train his rag-tag band of suicide soldiers, and now he finds he has no time at all. It's do or die time, and an entire planet's fate hangs in the balance.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Jeff Mariotte; art and cover by Aaron Lopresti and Randy Emberlin.

Things are tough all over. The Earth is coming to a rapid end, as the planet's core continues to superheat. People can run, but they can't hide when the whole planet is broiling beneath their feet. In space, our heroes aren't much better off. With the essences of four supervillains inside them, betrayal is the order of the day! It was four against thousands. Now the odds have gotten worse.

32 pages, $2.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Brian Augustyn; art and cover by Humberto Ramos and Sandra Hope.

These are not the best of times for Alex Elder or Ekimus. It's a time of war and the final battle is near. Old foes must work together if they are to survive while old friends remain parted.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Jay Faerber, Eric DeSantis and Ben Raab; art by Jason Johnson, Brian Stelfreeze, Eric Canete, Juan Vlasco and Armando Durruthy; cover by Jim Lee.

It's an international tour of Planet WildStorm. First stop on the itinerary is the war-ravaged land of early-'80s Afganistan, where Team 7's Michael "Deathblow" Cray finds himself outnumbered and outgunned, one man against the entire Russian occupation (written by Jay Faerber with art by Jason Johnson and Armando Durruthy). Plus, Gen-Active's luckiest ex-Deviant turns up amongst the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas (written by Eric DeSantis with art by Brian Stelfreeze) and we take a one-way trip to the Antarctic supervillain prison called Purgatory Max (written by Ben Raab with art by Eric Canete and Juan Vlasco). Note: 1 in every 2 copies of this issue feature a variant cover by Lee Bermejo.

48 pages, $3.95, ships on Sept. 6.

GEN13 #57

Written by Ben Raab; art by Ed Benes and Vince Russell; cover by Dan Norton.

With Tokyo in danger, it's a job for Science Ninja Squad: Gaijin-13! Steel-Hammer Fists of Fury! Molecular Dispersal 5-Way Assault! Blazing Fire Vortex! Mega Thunder Boom Lightning Attack! Gravity Girl Super Spin Shield! Tokyo is under attack by giant monsters and it will take special skills to save its citizens! Go! Go! Go!

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Scott Lobdell and John Layman; art by Ed Benes, Patt Quinn, Scott Benefiel, Steve Ellis, Jonathan Sibal and various; cover by Benes.

The Gen-Actives take New York by storm in a trade paperback reprinting issues #45-50 of the ongoing Gen13 series.

160 pages, $14.95, ships on Sept. 6.

JET #1

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs; cover by Jason Pearson.

Jodi Slayton is barely 20 years old, and already she's seen more action and adventure than most veteran super-heroes. As Backlash's daughter, she's also seen more tragedy, which is why she gave up her super-heroic identity as Wildcore's Crimson. But now she's back with a brand-new costume. The reasons behind her transformation unfold in this four-issue mini-series. Jodi has resumed a dual life: withdrawn college student by day, mysterious, leather-clad vigilante by night.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday.

Elijah Snow decides to hunt down the secret of Planetary in a pivotal issue. Snow knows that Jakita Wagner and the Drummer have been lying to him. He's been putting it all together: every hint, every mystery, every clue, and he's still only got half the picture. And Snow's too old and tired to wait around for the rest.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Tommy Yune; art by Jo Chen; cover by Yune.

Racing thrills, political intrigue and doomed romance abound as the manga-style miniseries continues. Having left his family and racing career behind, Rex Racer has journeyed to the small island nation of Kapetapek, where he's been challenged to better his racing skills by the enigmatic Prince Kabala. Can Rex concentrate on his studies while in the presence of the beautiful Princess Sylvana, or will his infatuation prove to be a deadly distraction under the watchful eye of an overprotective royal family?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by K.W. Jeter; art by Toby Cypress and Jason Martin; cover by Cypress.

The first DS9 story set after the conclusion of the television series concludes. Quark is trapped on the viroid's bizarre, unfinished version of the Deep Space Nine space station. But the viroid knows he's there, and knows he presents a threat. So it turns its own defenses against the Ferengi, who must find a way to stay alive when the space station itself wants him dead! Help is on the way, but is it really "help" when the rescue effort is led by the Romulan researcher, Mos Senay, who is responsible for developing the N-Vector viroid in the first place?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Peter David; art by Michael Collins and David Roach; painted cover by Brian Stelfreeze

David's bestselling series of novels for Pocket Books makes its comic-book debut in a time-twisting Prestige one-shot set between during a missing gap in the Excalibur saga.

48 pages, $5.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Scott Ciencin; art and cover by Andrew Currie and Bryan Hitch.

Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E face the mysterious assassins called the Bodai Shin in a miniseries.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Chris Bachalo and Richard Friend.

The second Steampunk story arc begins in part 1 of the 3-part "Mechanica Sundown." Free from the prison of London, but chained by knowledge of his past, Cole Blaquesmith sets out with his ragged gang of steampunks to bring down the Absinthe regime. Armed with a partial understanding of his role in creating the insane world around them, Cole seeks to fill in the gaps of his memory so he can find the weapon that will surely mean the villainous Absinthe's destruction. The first leg of this epic quest takes them north to Sundown Labs, where a small family of outlaw scientists may very well have the vital information Cole needs -- or do they? Many secrets are revealed in this 3-part adventure, including the origin of Cole's manimatronic body parts, the nature of "The Machine," and much more. But there are mysteries to ponder too, the foremost being: Why is Fiona alive?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Joe Casey; art by Sean Phillips; cover by J.G. Jones.

Part 2 of the 6-part "Serial Boxes." In Miami, Maul and Voodoo are blissfully unaware that a killer with a link to the 'Cats' past is making his deranged and bloody way down the East Coast, putting our heroes on a collision course with the darkest story in Wildcats history.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.



Written by Alan Moore; art by Chris Sprouse, Gary Gianni and Al Gordon; cover by Gianni.

Who is Warren Strong? Find out in this issue. Gianni provides a striking cover and story this time around in an eerily atmospheric tale called "The Phantom Autogyro From Beyond the Land of the Dead!" Regular series artists Sprouse and Gordon grace us with not one but two installments: the first introducing the aforementioned Warren Strong, the second, a solo story starring Tom's daughter, Tesla.

32 pages, $2.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon.

The killer that's been on the loose since issue #1 is finally revealed. It's a disclosure that leads to a stunning and climatic battle in the very nerve center of Precinct Ten headquarters itself. If you were wondering when the first of the officers would fall in the line of duty, you need wonder no more...but you probably won't like the answer.

32 pages, $2.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Alan Moore; art by Gene Ha and Zander Cannon; painted cover by Ha and José Villarrubia.

A hardcover volume reprinting the first seven issues of the award-winning series that focuses on a police department in a city where everyone has superhuman powers. A trade-paperback edition will not be offered with an in-store date earlier than January 2001.

208 pages, $24.95, ships on Sept. 27.


100 BULLETS #16

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Eduardo Risso; painted cover by Dave Johnson.

Part 2 of the 4-part "Hang Up on the Hang Low." In an odd twist of fate, Loop Hughes learns the ins and outs of the criminal underworld from the one man Agent Graves claimed ruined his life: his wayward father. Sure, revenge is sweet, but for Loop there may be an even sweeter choice: something that has been missing from his life, something that will change it more than taking Graves' offer ever could.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Richard Kadrey; art and cover by the Pander Bros.

The conclusion to the 4-part mini-series. Marne is waging both real and virtual combat against the heavily-armed forces of the LAPD in a gigantic VR robot suit. With the aid of the über-hackers of the Flash Tribe, she fights to keep her friends alive while exposing a traitor in the Tribe's midst. Marne will be forced to choose between love and death as she learns that sometimes you must lose the battle in order to win the war.

32 pages, $2.95, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Garth Ennis; art by Carlos Ezquerra; cover by Brian Bolland.

The ultra-top-secret British Commando Unit known as the Rifle Brigade has fallen into the hands of Gerta Gash, a cunning dominatrix with unspeakable ways of making them talk. Can our heroes keep a stiff upper lip for Mother England? Or will Gerta's rigorous efforts eventually break their weakest link?

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Warren Pleece, Jay Stephens and Richard Case; cover by Philip Bond.

A trade paperback reprinting the first story arc of the dystopian series from Vertigo. "Stealing the Sun" collects Deadenders #1-4, as well as the short story that introduced the series from Vertigo: Winter's Edge III.

104 pages, $9.95, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Warren Pleece and Cameron Stewart; cover by Philip Bond.

Part 1 of the 3-part "More Fun In the New World." Beezer has left behind the (relative) comfort of Sector 5 as he begins his quest to reach Anna, a strange shut-in, living in the utopian Sector 20, who possesses some of the same visionary powers as Beezer.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Caitlín R. Kiernan; art by Christian Højgaard and Ron Randall; painted cover by Dave McKean.

Concluding the 3-part "Exiles." In rain-soaked Bangkok, demonic forces vie against the now-mortal Corinthian in a desperate race to save his lover. To make matters worse, Echo arrives on the scene, intent on taking terrible vengeance on her favorite nemesis, the Corinthian himself.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Lucius Shepard, Paul Jenkins and Will Pfieffer; art by Chris Weston, the Pander Bros., Robert Valley, Cameron Stewart, and Richard Case; painted cover by Dean Ormston.

Alienation's the buzzword for three grim tales. A hi-tech future where privacy is illegal makes everyone a Peeping Tom in "Watchful" (written by Lucius Shepard and illustrated by Chris Weston); a bored cruise director on a senior-citizen-singles excursion braces for turbulent waters in "A Night to Forget" (written by Paul Jenkins and illustrated by the Pander Bros. and Cameron Stewart); and a phony telephone psychic starts flashing on her callers' real futures in "The Future's so Bright" (written by Will Pfeifer and illustrated by Robert Valley and Richard Case).

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Part 4 of the 6-part "Good Intentions." The Fermin Brothers put the squeeze on John Constantine, who quickly finds himself between a couple of hard rocks and a very soft place as he tries to end a cycle of unimaginable depravity. Trouble is, though John's help may be needed, it certainly isn't wanted.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 27.


Written by Jamie Delano; art by Philip Bond; cover by Sean Phillips.

Constantine struggles to help the last heir to England's throne as the surprising miniseries nears its conclusion. This black-comic drama escalates as the aged-but-inflamed John Constantine leads his anarchic comrades recklessly into armed conflict, determined to save "Queen Dolly" from both her Royalist kidnappers and the government agency that wants her dead.

32 pages, $2.95, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross; cover by Duncan Fegredo.

Part 2 of the 4-part "The House of Windowless Rooms." Lucifer continues his journey through the Japanese Underworld to reclaim his wings and regain his power. As a guest of the Divine Izanami, the Queen of Death, Lucifer might well expect to be treated as demonic royality. Instead, he is locked in mortal combat with Izanami's minions, who are desperate to prevent Lucifer from regaining his lost wings.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 6.


Written by Jamie Delano; art by Goran Sudzuka; painted cover by Glenn Fabry.

A provacative new series in the tradition of Preacher and Transmetropolitan begins. A century-old pulp-fiction writer returns to America after a 25-year absence, only to find himself hunted by other members of his long-lived clan, in a new ongoing series from Vertigo.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 20.


Written by Hy Bender; art by various; cover by Dave McKean.

A softcover edition of the popular in-depth guide to the acclaimed Neil Gaiman-scripted The Sandman, including interviews with Gaiman and many of the artists involved with the series.

304 pages, black and white, $14.95.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Roger Petersen and Rick Magyar; painted cover by Simon Bisley.

The start of a new storyline serves as the perfect jumping-on point for new readers. When Tefé finds a flyer for a band called Arcane, she and Barnabas head to New York City to find out how the band may be connected to her uncle, Anton Arcane. There, a horrific series of events forces Tefé to confront the possibility that she is truly heir to the evil that is Arcane. Meanwhile, the Department of Agriculture intensifies its search for Tefé.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Warren Ellis; art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Part 2 of the 3-part "Back to Basics" finds Spider Jerusalem edgier than ever. Fired from his big City newspaper, now he's an Outlaw Journalist for real, on the loose and pumping out rants and broadsides for a rogue feed-site. As far as the Powers That Be are concerned, Spider's the most dangerous man alive. And it's going to get worse.

32 pages, $2.50, ships on Sept. 13.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Alisa Kwitney and Jon Lewis; art by Michael Zulli, Steve Leialoha, Roger Petersen, John Totleben, Jill Thompson, Cliff Chiang, and various; painted cover by Phil Hale.

A one-shot featuring three stories that explore Swamp Things past and present. Also featured are a timeline; a history of Swamp Thing; Profile Pages illustrated by Roger Petersen, John Totleben, Jill Thompson, Paul Pope and Steve Lieber; and more.

64 pages, $4.95, ships on Sept. 6.


Following are new products coming from DC Direct, with information from DC Comics.


This all-new version of Batman's current "retro-style" chest emblem is etched across a cast sterling-silver ring and finished with flat black enamel.

Whole sizes, 6-13, $79.95, ships on Dec. 20.


Ranging from 3.5" to 4.25" in height, each set includes Abbey Chase, Valerie, Sydney Savage, Natalie Kassle, Deuce, Major Maxim, and Agent Zero, all displayed in a four-color window box.

Seven pieces, $39.95, ships on Jan. 17.


Sculpted by William Paquet based on designs by Todd Nauck.

The last of three statues of the heroes of Young Justice showcases the team's most reckless member: Impulse. Skidding to a halt atop a building, the cold-cast porcelain Bart Allen stands 9" tall atop a 5.5" deep x 3" wide base designed to interlock with those of the already-solicited Superboy and Robin Young Justice statues.

$175, ships on Jan. 10.


One of three figures dedicated to the Legion's founding trio, Rokk Krinn stands 6 inches tall and comes wearing a removable flight belt. The figure features multiple points of articulation and has small magnets to simulate his magnetic powers. Each figure comes packaged in a 4-color blister pack with a one-size-fits-all PVC Legion flight ring.

Price to be announced, ships on Jan. 24.


One of three figures dedicated to the Legion's founding trio, Garth Ranzz stands 6 inches tall and comes wearing a removable flight belt and a soft vinyl non-removable cape. The figure features multiple points of articulation and a removable arm that can be replaced with an enclosed "robotic" arm. Each figure comes packaged in a four-color blister pack with a one-size-fits-all PVC Legion flight ring.

Price to be announced, ships on Jan. 24.


The mind-reading heroine who helped found the Legion is showcased in an action figure that runs rings around the rest! One of three figures dedicated to the Legion's founders, Imra Ardeen stands 5.75" tall on an enclosed base and comes wearing a removable flight belt. The figure features multiple points of articulation. Each figure comes packaged in a four-color blister pack with a one-size-fits-all PVC Legion flight ring.

Price to be announced, ships on Jan. 24.


Martian Manhunter J'onn J'onzz is captured in a beautiful pewter figurine - part of a series devoted to the JLA. Measuring 4" h x 3 1/8" w, the beetle-browed hero stands mounted on a circular base emblazoned with the JLA logo.

$24.95, ships on Dec. 6.


Sculpted by Tim Bruckner based on designs by Brian Bolland.

The statue is based on Bolland's cover to Wonder Woman #72 (current series), expanded by the artist to take full advantage of three dimensions, and features the Amazon Warrior standing proudly triumphant in the aftermath of battle. The fully painted statue stands 11" h x 6" w x 8" d.

$195, ships on Dec. 13.


Ron Garney told The Continuum that he is leaving Marvel Comics' Incredible Hulk after #20 when his exclusive contract with Marvel ends.

"Marvel did re-offer me a contract," Garney said. "I won't get into details but I will say it was an offer that left me no choice but to turn down. I will also say Marvel stated to me that the offer came as a result of the climate of the industry.

"Whatever the case, I am taking a needed vacation before I decide what I am going to do -- which may be a creator-owned project -- and I'd like to thank all the fans and pros in the meantime for helping to make my run on the Hulk such an enjoyable ride, and I hope I'll have a continued successful relationship with them with whatever project Ill be working on as a result."

Incredible Hulk writer Paul Jenkins said he was "pretty sad" to see Garney leave the book.

"I think he and I were beginning to mesh really well," Jenkins said. "I know he's been put under the microscope since the relaunch, beginning with Hulk #1, and I believe he and I together were just beginning to bring about a resurgence of interest in the title. I'm sure Ron and I will remain good friends and hopefully work together again someday."

Incredible Hulk editor Tom Brevoort told The Continuum that Kyle Hotz will draw Incredible Hulk #21, and John Romita Jr. will draw Incredible Hulk #22-23, "with more issues as a possibility."

Jenkins said he had "no idea" who the regular artist will be, but remains optimistic about the book's future.

"I have pretty big plans for the Hulk over the next year as I believe I'm really only just beginning to hit my stride," he said. "Hopefully, whoever comes on full time will be interested to collaborate on these oh-so-cool stories that I have in mind."


The X-Men movie blimp continued its journey across the midwestern United States on Monday, launching from Grosse Ile, Mich.

The blimp flew over both the Detroit Grand Prix and the Detroit Tigers-Cleveland Indians game on Sunday. It also recently flew over Comiskey Park in Chicago.

Future destinations include Cleveland and Toronto. The blimp will appear at the film's premiere on July 12 in New York City.

In other X-Men movie news:

  • Hugh Jackman, the Australian actor who plays Wolverine in the X-Men movie, praised the work of Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and Ian McKellen as Magneto.

    "I've worked in London on stage. A lot of my history is English. My parents and English, and I've been to England a lot," Jackman said. "The two of them together, in terms of English theater, is as powerful as DeNiro and Pacino.

    "These are two of the great masters of English theater. The stuff they've done here is incredible. The two of them together have some great scenes. They add a lot of weight to the whole piece, real integrity."

    Despite their presence, Jackman said he wasn't intimidated about working with the pair.

    "Somehow, with them it's not intimidating," Jackman said. "You almost feel honored. It's in the way they act.

    "They're from the school of acting where good actors make other actors look better. When you do act with them, it is easier. It's not intimidating because they're so present and they're so there for you. You can't help but be there and make spontaneous choices. It's a bizarre thing. I haven't come across that intimidating feel yet. I'm in awe of them, not intimated.

    "Also, playing Logan is a pretty good way of not being intimidated. He hears the monologue, and it's like, 'Yeah, yeahâ¤|'"

    For the complete story, check out Rob Allstetter's ShowBiz column at www.marvel.com.


    Oni Press will release The Blair Witch Chronicles, a trade paperback collection, on Sept. 29.

    This book will collect the five Oni Press comic books based on the Artisan Entertainment property, including the original The Blair Witch Project one-shot. The comic books tell all-new stories that expand on the Blair Witch legend, including more in-depth examinations of some of the anecdotes related in the film. The comics are written by Jen Van Meter and illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards, Guy Davis, Tom Fowler and Bernie Mireault.

    "It has been a tremendous pleasure being a part of the Blair Witch mythology," Van Meter said. "The filmmakers have created a rich tableau that lends itself to different interpretations, as well as providing unlimited inspiration for new stories. It is my hope that when all the comic books are under one cover, where people can read them as a long sequence, they will begin to see a certain pathology to the legend, an inter-connectedness that makes it all even more frightening."

    "Our association with Artisan has been a huge success," said Oni Press editor-in-chief Jamie S. Rich. "Our original Blair Witch Project comic sold over 70,000 copies and had five separate printings. Thankfully, as with all the Blair Witch material, it was also a high quality item. Our goal was to make good comics, and we think this book is proof that we did."

    The release of the collection is set to coincide with the theatrical release of Blair Witch 2, the sequel to The Blair Witch Project, due in theaters this October. The third Blair Witch movie is targeted for release in the summer of 2001.

    "We are excited about the paperback version of The Blair Witch Chronicles as the individual comics were a success and repackaging these stories will give the audience a more intimate and complete understanding of the extensive mythology," said Amorette Jones, executive vice-president of worldwide marketing for Artisan Pictures. "We see this as a great opportunity to bring a new direction to The Blair Witch franchise."

    The Blair Witch Chronicles trade paperback will be 120 pages and will cost $15.95.


    Jay Faerber told The Continuum that he will be writing Superboy #80-82.

    "My first two Superboy issues guest-star the Titans, and features a three-way fight between Superboy, the Titans, and a menace that Superboy is trying to protect, and the Titans are trying to capture," said Faerber, who is the new regular Titans writer.

    "My third issue, #82, introduces a new villain and examines the connection between Roy 'Arsenal' Harper and Jim 'Guardian' Harper."


  • Avengers editor Tom Brevoort told The Continuum that John Romita Jr. will draw Avengers #36-37, Steve Epting will draw Avengers #38 and then Alan Davis begins a run as artist.

  • Greg Johnson has joined Bob Forward as story editor on Kids' WB!'s X-Men Evolution animated series.

  • Coming after midnight: Marvel solicitations for September - and much, much more!.
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