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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

DC COMICS FOR AUGUST

Following are DC Comics' solicitations for August, with information coming from the company.

BATMAN TITLES

DETECTIVE COMICS #773

Written by Greg Rucka and John Francis Moore; art by Steve Leiber, Stefano Gaudiano, Mark McKenna, and Rick Hoberg; cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

As the GCPD prepares to make a major announcement, Sasha Bordeaux - Bruce Wayne's bodyguard - sits in a maximum security penitentiary. Will she survive in a hellhole populated by some of America's most dangerous women -- including the deadly Cucilla? Plus, a backup story written by John Francis Moore with art by Stefano Gaudiano & Rick Hoberg introduces a new vigilante to the streets of Gotham. Can Batman handle the competition?

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 7.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #158

Written by Dwayne McDuffie; art by Val Semeiks and Dan Green; cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

"Blink," Part 3 of 3. Blink, the blind man who can see through the eyes of others, is forced to witness an execution through the victims own eyes. And now Batman must track down the murderer without the assistance of the crime's only eyewitness.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #32

Written by Devin Grayson and Mark Askwith; art by Roger Robinson, Michael Wm. Kaluta and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland.

Join writer Devin Grayson for her final issue as readers follow Bruce Wayne through a typical day to see how many lives Batman (and Bruce) have an impact upon. Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Joyride," written by Mark Askwith and illustrated by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 21.

BATMAN #606

Written by Ed Brubaker and Geoff Johns; art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens; cover by McDaniel.

Just when Batman thought it was safe to swing through the streets of Gotham again, Deadshot returns with an assignment to take out a key figure in a political cover-up that could rock the DCU to its core. And for Deadshot, this isn't just a job - it's another chance to take Batman down.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #93

Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Sergio Cariello; cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway.

Believing St. Dumas has given him a sacred task, the increasingly unstable Azrael ratchets up the intensity of his war on crime -- all the while claiming to be Batman. More volatile than ever, Jean Paul's metahuman-level strength might be enough for him to vanquish normal criminals, but this issue sees the return of an old foe who's anything but normal.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

BATGIRL #31

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Damion Scott and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Scott and Robert Campanella.

The second issue of a 3-part story penned by Chuck Dixon and guest-starring Robin and Spoiler. We follow Batgirl and Green Arrow Connor Hawke as they try to stop Agrippina and her Roman Legion cult from killing another of the group's own members: Jack Drake, father of Robin.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 2 OVERSIZED HC

Written by Chris Claremont, Paul Dini, Kelly Puckett, Steven T. Seagle, Ty Templeton, John Arcudi, Brian Azzarello, Alan Brennert, John Byrne, Howard Chaykin, Warren Ellis, Harlan Ellison, Alan Grant, Dave Gibbons, Bob Kanigher, Paul Levitz, Tom Peyer, Paul Pope, and Walter Simonson; art by Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Tim Sale, Marie Severin, Daniel Torres, Kyle Baker, Jordi Bernet, Enrique Breccia, John Buscema, Byrne, Gene Colan, Ronnie Del Carmen, José Luis Garcia-Lopez, Gibbons, Gene Ha, Jim Lee, John Paul Leon, Pope, Eduardo Risso, Paul Rivoche, Tony Salmons, Mark Buckingham, and Tom Palmer; cover by Mike Mignola.

Collecting the first 16 Batman backups from Batman: Gotham Knights plus 40 pages of new material. This oversized hardcover showcases five original, never-before-published stories by Paul Dini and Alex Ross; Chris Claremont, Steve Rude and Mark Buckingham; Steven T. Seagle and Daniel Torres; Kelly Puckett and Tim Sale; and Ty Templeton and Marie Severin. Plus, 16 other noir-flavored short stories featuring the Dark Knight.

176 pages, $39.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE - MURDERER? TP

Written by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Greg Rucka, Devin Grayson, and Kelley Puckett; art by Rick Burchett, Rick Leonardi, Steve Lieber, Trevor McCarthy, Scott McDaniel, Roger Robinson, Damion Scott, Pete Woods, and various; cover by Dave Johnson

When Bruce Wayne is discovered with the murdered Vesper Fairchild in his arms, a chain of events begins that results in the Batman mythos altered forever. Arrested and imprisoned for murder, alienated from all whom he has ever called ally, Wayne stands poised to lose his identity to the spectre of Batman. Reprints Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure, Detective Comics #766-767, Batgirl #24, Batman: Gotham Knights #25-26,and Batman #599-600, plus relevant portions of Nightwing #65-66, Birds of Prey #39-40 and Robin #98-99.

264 pages, $19.95, in stores on July 17.

BATMAN/DEATHBLOW: AFTER THE FIRE #3

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Lee Bermejo and Tim Bradstreet; cover by Bermejo.

Batman's been picking up the pieces from a decade-old case file of deceased government agent Michael Cray, also known as Deathblow. Now, the ten-year-old trail Bruce Wayne is following ignites in a furious blaze as Batman comes face-to-face with the psychopathic pyrokinetic who's back in Gotham to settle old scores. Can Batman succeed where Deathblow failed? And what's the explanation for the recent sightings of Deathblow down at the Gotham Ship Yards?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on July 31.

BATMAN: GOTHAM ADVENTURES #53

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

Gotham gets strangled by a super-plant whose roots run clear to the Batcave. It's got Poison Ivy written all over it -- but where is she? And has she uncovered the Dark Knight's secret? Batman must track it - and her - deep into the Amazon jungle to find out.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

BIRDS OF PREY #46

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Dave Ross and Nelson DeCastro; cover by Phil Noto.

Writer Chuck Dixon exits Birds of Prey with a bang. Black Canary, Deathstroke the Terminator, Eddie Fyers, and Connor Hawke (the son of Green Arrow) are all trapped on an island which exists out of time. With hope of escape dwindling, these unlikely allies must race against the clock and one another to find a priceless secret that could change the way we live.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

CATWOMAN #10

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Brad Rader and Rick Burchett; cover by Scott Morse.

Selina must bring herself perilously close to capture or even death as she tries to free a convicted killer from Death's Row. Who is this alleged criminal, and what could bring Catwoman to risk everything she's gained to free them from Gotham's "finest?" The answer lies buried somewhere in Selina's past.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 28.

CATWOMAN: THE DARK END OF THE STREET TP

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Darwyn Cooke and Mike Allred; cover by Cooke.

Collecting the first four issues of the Catwoman series, plus the lead-in backup tales from Detective Comics #759-762. Last seen at death's door, Selina Kyle - Catwoman - has disappeared and is presumed dead. But the mysterious circumstances of her death draw the attention of a certain roughneck private eye: Slam Bradley. Slam's discovery of Selina forces her to make some hard choices: Will she stay hiding in the shadows, or move into the light to seek her destiny? At the crossroads, Selina resolves to land on her feet and reclaim the mantle of Catwoman.

136 pages, $12.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

GOTHAM GIRLS #1

Written by Paul Storrie; art by Jennifer Graves and J. Bone; cover by Shane Glines.

The women of the WB Online webtoon burst into the animated DC Universe in an action-packed mini-series. Unable to resist a golden opportunity to fund her beloved lion preserve, Catwoman heists a vial of a mysterious formula for a shady company - only to discover she's actually working for Poison Ivy and mallet-wielding sidekick Harley Quinn. That sets off an every-villain-for-herself chase across Gotham's rooftops - and attracts the attention of both Batgirl and officer Renee Montoya, who reluctantly team up to join in the fray.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 14.

HARLEY QUINN #23

Written by Karl Kesel; art by Craig Rousseau and Dan Davis; cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

Harley's missing in action following her fatally bizarre adventure "down under." Now, we find out what it's like to live in a "World Without Harley." So whom do we focus on instead? Why, Martian Manhunter, naturally. Seems J'onn J'onzz has picked up a new client in his guise as a private detective. But not everything is as it seems. So what's all this got to do with Miss Quinzel? Readers won't believe the answer!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug 14.

NIGHTWING #72

Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Michael Golden.

Police Chief Redhorn's wife, Mary, flees to Rome and the Vatican -- but she can barely keep a step ahead of the legion of assassins sent to snuff her out. Can Nightwing save Mary? And will he and hundreds of innocent bystanders be mowed down in the process? It's non-stop action, Italian style.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 14.

ROBIN #105

Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Michael Lopez and Pepoy.

It's the grand finale to the weirdest Robin tale. Tim and Spoiler solve the riddle of Natalia, but are they too late to save her from a murderous stalker? And what strange gift does the stalker bear that draws his prey to him? See Robin and Spoiler like they've never been seen before, and be amazed as Steph reveals her manipulative side.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 21.

SUPERMAN TITLES

SUPERMAN #185

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Brent Anderson; cover by Pascual Ferry.

A one-shot tale by the guest creative team of Geoff Johns and Brent Anderson. Superman, dazed and confused, lands in the middle of a little league baseball game in Ohio. Who - or what - guided him there, and can the Man of Steel get his bearings in time to save the day?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 7.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #607

Written by Jay Faerber; art by Brandon Badeaux and Mark Morales; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

Guest-written by Jay Faerber and guest-starring Titans member Argent. Superman fights the never-ending battle against prejudice, joined by Argent. They both discover that hate has no color barrier.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 14.

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #129

Written by Chuck Austen; art by Pascal Alixe; cover by Dave Johnson

A touching story from guest-writer Chuck Austen. During an encounter with Bloodsport, Superman runs into an officer on the Metropolis police force and learns what really makes a man of one of the World's Finest.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 21.

ACTION COMICS #794

Written by Chuck Kim; art by Kano; cover by John Paul Leon.

Guest-writer Chuck Kim pens a tale where the Quintescence from Kingdom Come takes a trip to Smallville to observe a young Clark Kent. But they're interrupted when government operatives try to bring him in after discovering his Kryptonian origins. Will Clark be able to pass the true test of what makes a Superman?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

SUPERGIRL #73

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

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies the original Garden of Eden, the sacred place that Supergirl is convinced holds the earth angel of fire. Unfortunately, thanks to a long-simmering jealousy of Mary Marvel that prompts her to ignore her traveling companion's warnings of a possible trap, Supergirl may wind up destroying the missing earth angel she's been trying to save.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

SUPERMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR VOLUME ONE TP

Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Joe Kelly, and Peter David; art by Ed McGuinness, Mike Wieringo, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Ron Garney, Leonard Kirk, and various; cover by McGuinness and Cam Smith.

The crossover of last summer is collected in two volumes. Volume One finds Imperiex in its first strike, as Superman and the mightiest heroes of the DC Universe are overwhelmed, and the planet is ravaged with fire and destruction. With the fate of the world at stake, the Man of Steel is left no choice but to forge uncertain alliances with President Luthor, Darkseid, Mongul, and other dubious allies. Reprints Superman #171-172, Adventures of Superman #593-594, Superman: The Man Of Steel #115-116, Action Comics #780-781, Supergirl #59, and JLA: Our Worlds at War #1.

264 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

SUPERMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR Volume Two TP

Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Kelly, Phil Jimenez, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Peter David, and Todd Dezago; art by Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Todd Nauck, Mike Wieringo, Carlo Barbieri, Pascual Ferry, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Mark Buckingham, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yvel Guichet, Duncan Rouleau, and various; cover by Wieringo and Jaime Mendoza.

Volume Two shows the war going badly for Superman and his allies. Already the casualties are mounting, with some of DC's greatest heroes having fallen or gone missing in battle. As the heroes of the world attempt to turn the tide to their favor, Brainiac 13 secretly enters the war seeking to harness the power of Imperiex to use for his own ends. Reprints Superman #173, Adventures of Superman #595, Superman: The Man Of Steel #117, Action Comics #782, Wonder Woman #172-173, Young Justice #36, Impulse #77, Superboy #91, and World's Finest: Our Worlds at War #1.

264 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 21.

DC UNIVERSE TITLES

BIG DADDY DANGER #1

Written by Adam Pollina; art by Pollina and Tyson McAdoo; cover by Pollina.

Pollina writes and pencils a riotous miniseries starring the greatest masked wrestler of them all. Meet Big Daddy Danger, the latest in an ancestral line of masked heroes protecting the oppressed from tyranny. In his debut issue, Daddy faces Lady Eighty and Shanghai Suzy, the dread lady wrestlers known as the "Ma'amazons!" But little does Daddy know that they're working for another contender for Daddy's title - the one-and-only Diablo X. Meanwhile, Young Danny Danger grows increasingly disappointed in his frequently absent dad.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

DEADMAN #9

Written by Steve Vance; art by Shawn McManus; cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez.

Final issue. The innocent offspring of Nanda Parbat's most evil couple once again is in the custody of his mother. But will he use the secret powers she has unlocked inside him to betray his newfound family -- or to destroy Deadman?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

DOOM PATROL #11

Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tan Eng Huat.

Just when they thought they'd seen it all -- the Doom Patrol goes to Hell. (Or at least, it really, really looks that way). Question is: how are they going to get themselves out?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 7.

THE FLASH #189

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rick Burchett and Dan Panosian; cover by Scott Kolins.

The Flash has only a few more tasks to perform before his beloved Keystone City can truly return to normal. Guest-starring Cyborg and Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

GREEN ARROW #16

Written by Brad Meltzer; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner.

Four-time New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer becomes the new writer of Green Arrow's adventures. Long ago, Oliver Queen made specific plans in the event of his death. Now that Ollie has since died and returned to life, the archer is checking to see if his instructions were carried out properly.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 28.

GREEN LANTERN #153

Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Green Lantern has faced impossible odds in the past and always has come out ahead. Now Kyle Rayner must go head-to-head with the greatest challenge yet -- his high school reunion! Meanwhile, during his visit home, Kyle and his mom reconstruct their past and look toward a brighter future.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 14.

GREEN LANTERN: EVIL'S MIGHT #1

Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art and cover by Marshall Rogers and John Cebollero.

Elseworlds. In New York City, just before the turn of the 19th century, Kyle Rayner pens the political cartoons that mock the government that cares little (if at all) for its neediest citizens. Uptown, police officer Hal Jordan courts Carol Ferris, the daughter of one of "Boss" Tweed's top political cronies. And on the West Side, gang leader Alan Scott begins building his own corrupt dynasty. The lives of the three are destined to cross and collide. But something happens to make the collision more explosive than anyone could have expected: a gift of a lantern, given to Kyle, granting him undreamed of powers.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

HAVEN: THE BROKEN CITY #9

Written by Ashley-Jayne Nicolaus and Matthew P. Schuster; art and painted cover by Ariel Olivetti.

The maxiseries reaches its shocking conclusion, setting the stage for the JLA/Haven: Anathema one-shot. All the pieces begin to fall into place as the Alliance's seemingly heroic Valadin reveals his surprising story. What role did he have in Haven's journey to Earth? Also, learn who among the Havenites has been paving the way for the evil Anathema's arrival.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

HAWKMAN #6

Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by Andrew Robinson.

"Slings and Arrows" Part 2 of 2, guest-starring Green Arrow. Hawkman and Green Arrow continue to "reevaluate" their relationship and put a stop to the string of murders plaguing St. Roch's successful businessmen. Plus, Carter Hall makes a startling decision.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 7.

HAWKMAN SECRET FILES #1

Written by Geoff Johns, Dan Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III; art by Patrick Gleason, Rags Morales, Michael Bair, Greg Scott, Walter Simonson, Christian Alamy, Mick Gray, and various; cover by Morales.

One of the Winged Warrior's deadliest foes returns in a one-shot devoted to the newest incarnation of Hawkman. A foe nearly as ancient as Hawkman makes his presence known (in a story written by Geoff Johns with art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy). Plus, the DEO investigates the mysterious Nth metal (written by Dan Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III with art by Greg Scott and Mick Gray). Rounding out the issue are profile pages focusing on the Hawks, their villains and the supporting cast of the hit new series, by an array of artists including Hawkman's Rags Morales and Michael Bair, Walter Simonson, and more.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

IMPULSE #89

Written by Todd Dezago; art by Carlo Barberi and Terry Austin; cover by Barberi and Wayne Faucher.

Final issue. Jay Garrick, the JSA's Golden Age Flash, is supposed to be Impulse's teacher and mentor. But Jay's about to make the biggest mistake of his career - and it's up to Impulse to prevent it.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

JLA #69

Written by Joe Kelly; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen.

The 7-part "The Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" begins. With the JLA seemingly gone for good, a new group of heroes arises to take their place. It's a brand-new lineup of DC greats, with some familiar faces and even more surprises! The "Big Seven" are gone, but the JLA lives on.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 14.

JLA #70

Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen.

"The Hunt for Aquaman" continues in Part 2 of the 7-Part saga "The Obsidian Age." At last, the mystery of the Ancients is revealed. Yet not all is peaceful in the mythic realm of Atlantis, for a bizarre group of villains from the far future has come on a mission of vengeance and destruction. And if these villains have their way, Atlantis will be laid waste. Who are these villains? They call themselves: the Justice League?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

JLA: DESTINY #3

Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Tom Mandrake.

Elseworlds. Thomas Wayne and Luthor face off with unexpected results, while Mongul prepares for the invasion of his principality by the JLA. Meanwhile, soothsayer Destiny discovers that the voice in her head isn't really in her head.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

JLA: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU

Written by Roy Thomas; art and cover by Steve Pugh

Elseworlds. A certain young Mr. Carr finds himself on an island where a deranged scientist has created a corps of super-human creatures, utilizing amalgams of wild animals! Desperate to prove the validity of his research, the scientist - Dr. Moreau - brings his menagerie back to civilization...to hunt down Jack the Ripper and bring him to justice.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Aug. 21.

JSA #39

Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Rags Morales.

What makes the JSA's Woman of Steel tick? Find out as Power Girl enters the spotlight this issue. Karen Starr takes on one of the strangest people she's ever gone up against: her greatest fan! A love-hungry, too-hip-for-the-room metahuman who'll do anything to win her affection.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #10

Written by Josh Siegal; art by Chris Jones and Christian Alamy; cover by Butch Lukic.

As the Cartoon Network prepares its second smash season of Justice League, the animated comic-book adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes continue. In this tale by Josh Siegal, former writer for the cult television series The Upright Citizens Brigade, Superman is taken down in battle and the Martian Manhunter must replace him as a hero to millions. But does the shy, reserved alien have what it takes to inspire all of humanity?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 7.

LAB RATS #5

Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Part 2 of a 3-part time-travel adventure brings the Rats' face-to-face with Superman. The Lab Rats begin to piece together what caused Superman to disappear from Metropolis some fifty years earlier. But will they be able to determine how his absence caused the city's downfall? And will a new, even greater danger -one that threatens all the Earth - make it a moot point?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 7.

THE LEGION #11

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

Despite the preparations made by the Legion and Science Police forces, Robotica has successfully invaded Earth in a matter of minutes. To take the planet back, the Legionnaires head for a nearby world with centuries-dormant - but still lethal - warlike capabilities. But what - or whom - they find there is not to be believed! Then again, neither is the leader of Robotica, who finally meets Brainiac 5 face-to-face.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 28.

THE POWER COMPANY #7

Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Steve Sadowski and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Tom Grummett and Michael Bair.

The first special "spotlight" issue focuses on Power Company associate Striker Z, as he takes on a solo assignment deep in the Yukon, protecting a corporate installation from the attacks of a subterranean army. We'll learn more about what drives a danger-loving guy like Striker Z in a story that tests him, tempts him - and might even lure him away from the Power Company.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 14.

THE SPECTRE #20

Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art by Norm Breyfogle and Dennis Janke; cover by P. Craig Russell.

A New York City magazine publisher is being haunted by the Spectre. But unlike the Spectre's past victims, this man has done nothing evil to warrant a visit from the Spirit of Redemption. Has the Spectre made a tragic mistake or is this man harboring a secret that not only will unravel his existence, but also the existence of everyone on Earth?

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 7.

SUICIDE SQUAD #12

Written by Keith Giffen; art by Paco Medina and Joe Sanchez; cover by Michael Bair.

Final issue - guest-starring the JSA. The Justice Society drops by just in time for the Squad to wrap up its tour of duty in the deadliest ways possible. After an attack by the terrorist group Onslaught, the Squad is left gutted. And it looks like the only way out is for the Squad to live up to its name. Be here for the ensuing chaos as we also find out the final piece in the puzzle of how Rock and Bulldozer are still alive.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

THE TITANS #44

Written by Tom Peyer; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez

"Chemical World" Part 3. The Titans struggle with the mind-altering consequences of a journey to the Chemical World in search of the anarchist known as Garvan. Meanwhile, back on earth, S.T.A.R. Labs scientists race against the clock to save the life of Tempest before he becomes the Chemical World's first human casualty.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 28.

WONDER WOMAN #184

Written by Phil Jimenez; art by Jimenez and Andy Lanning; cover by Adam Hughes.

Phil Jimenez returns to full art chores in Part 1 of a 2-part adventure. Diana comes face-to-face with Wonder Woman? The two heroes must stop a nefarious Nazi plot. And how do Miss America and a herd of dinosaurs figure into this whole thing? Pick up this issue to find out.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

YOUNG JUSTICE #48

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

Part 2 of the 4-part "Fighting MAAD." There's turmoil within the team as Young Justice fights its way into Secret's very being in order to prevent someone close to them from crossing over into the land of the dead.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 7.

DC: BEYOND THE UNIVERSE TITLES

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC

Written by Manly Wade Wellman, William Woolfolk and Will Eisner; art by Lou Fine, Jack Cole and Eisner; cover by Eisner.

The award-winning collection of Will Eisner's indelible creation, the Spirit, continues in this volume reprinting the newspaper Spirit sections from January to July, 1944. Thrill to the adventures of the Spirit as he fights the likes Killer Ketch, Dr. Peroo, and the deadly Black Marx! Plus, a 4-page portfolio of Eisner's work done for the U.S. Army.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

DEXTER'S LABORATORY #31

Written by John Rozum and Scott Roberts; art by John Delaney, Matt Jenkins and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Bill Wray.

No brilliant scientific creation is complete without a meddling big sister to screw it up. Dee-Dee throws a real monkey wrench into Dexter's teleporter, and finds a fatal flaw in his giant robot.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 28.

LOONEY TUNES #93

Written by Dan Slott, Bill Matheny and Barry Liebmann; art by David Alvarez, John Beatty, Walter Carzon, and Horacio Ottolini; cover by Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.

The late animator Chuck Jones gets a Looney salute in a moving Coyote-Roadrunner tale. Plus, Bugs Bunny battles a rodeo bull and plays his one-millionth dirty trick on Elmer.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 7.

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #29

Written by Ian Boothby and Abby Denson; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy.

Tuckered-out Townsville wants to take a holiday - but HIM's the center of the big celebration. Plus, who's afraid of the Closet Monster? Definitely not Buttercup - that is, until the Closet Monster actually shows up.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 21.

SCOOBY-DOO #63

Written John Rozum and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, Anthony Williams, and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Staton and Dave Hunt.

"The Dragon's Eye" continues, Scooby-Doo and the gang blaze a trail through the jungles of India, on the hunt for the criminal who's stealing the far-flung pieces of the Dragon's Eye jewel. But the monstrous guardians of the jungle are on their trail! Plus, a biplane-barnstorming banshee terrorizes Shaggy's family farm.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 14.

WILDSTORM PRODUCTIONS TITLES

THE AUTHORITY: KEV

Written by Garth Ennis; art and painted cover by Glenn Fabry.

WildStorm's most popular team is dragged into the "Eye of the Storm" in an outrageous, hysterical tale by Preacher's Garth Ennis and Glenn Fabry. Fed up with the Authority's meddling in world affairs, the government brings on a killer-for-hire named Kev who dismantles the team with ridiculous ease. But, believe it or not, Kev may have even bigger problems than the Authority. In fact, the entire world has a big problem. And it's all Kev's fault.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

AUTOMATIC KAFKA #2

Written by Joe Casey; painted art and cover by Ashley Wood.

The surrealistic adventure continues! Agents from the NPS make Automatic Kafka an offer he can't refuse. There are plenty of fun and games with The Warning, and Spastic Ben achieves his ultimate destiny. But is it too little too late?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 21.

THE ESTABLISHMENT #12

Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Charlie Adlard.

Drake and the rest of the Establishment finally discover just who their friends and enemies are. Orwell and his team - now including Jenny Sparks' former alien husband Lorenzo - launch a commando raid on Moonbase Straker, on the dark side of the moon, where the lobotomized god-being from the Authority is being held for study.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

HIGH ROADS #5

Written by Scott Lobdell; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan.

U.S. Army officer and would-be treasure hunter Nic Highroad confesses his secret shame to his new friend, the prostitute Sloan, while the British actor Sir Arthur Bombridge and their pilot, the besotted almost-Kamikaze-pilot Osha listen in. But Nic had better talk fast, because this quartet has finally found Morpheous' Necklace in the North Pole. Nothing is ever what it seems on the high road to adventure.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

OUT THERE #13

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

"The War in Hell," Part 1 of 6, begins the third story arc of Out There. Though trapped in the Draedrealm, the kids are delighted to be reunited with their families and friends - even Loomis and the cheerleaders! But when Reverend Keeler spots vultures swarming over a distant valley, Jess, Zach and some of the men go hunting and nearly end up the prey. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Rev. Becky dreams of a return to El Dorado City, and meets their new allies.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

POINT BLANK #1

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Colin Wilson; painted covers by Simon Bisley.

A mature readers super-hero noir spectacular. Have you ever had something on the edge of your thoughts but couldn't recall it? That's the problem facing Cole Cash - a.k.a. Grifter of the WildCats. After being summoned by his old Team 7 associate and legendary IO spook John Lynch, Cole is ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Whom the perpetrators work for and what their ultimate goals are become the least of Grifter's concern's after Lynch falls victim to a vicious attack that leaves him at death's door.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

RESIDENT EVIL: CODE VERONICA VOLUME TWO TP

Written by Lee Chung Hing; translated by Ted Adams and Kris Oprisko; art and cover by Hui King Sum.

The hot-selling videogame that spawned a movie continues as a comic book saga, as WildStorm Productions adapts the Hong Kong version of the Resident Evil comics into English. Claire and Steve continue to seek a way off Umbrella's creature-infested island. These flesh-eating zombies, monstrous beasts and strange mutations are spreading around the globe. But the most important question is: Will Claire ever uncover the details behind the bio-tech conspiracy?

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #2

Written by Micah Ian Wright; art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Scott Williams.

The hard-hitting military action continues. Super-powered extremists have taken the United Nations hostage. Officially, the new StormWatch doesn't even exist. But that hasn't stopped two of its members - Ben Santini and Blake Coleman - from infiltrating the U.N. and launching a brutal counteroffensive. The rest of the team is scattered across the globe, and getting them to where they need to be will be dangerous, perhaps even lethal.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

THUNDERCATS #0

Written by J. Scott Campbell and Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Campbell.

J. Scott Campbell - the artist behind Danger Girl - illustrates and cowrites a special 12-page story in this not-to-be-missed issue. If you're a fan of the cartoon, or a new reader just discovering their magic, you'll be ecstatic when you read this tale filled to the absolute brim with pulse-pounding thunderous action. Special bonus features in this #0 issue include character bios and behind-the-scenes production designs.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 7.

THUNDERCATS #1

Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin; variant cover by Arthur Adams.

Ed McGuinness pencils the Thundercats in an all-new miniseries, beginning immediately where the cartoon left off - with New Thundera restored, and Thundercats King Lion-O gathering his old friends. But there are dark tidings brewing at Mumm-Ra's Pyramid, where the Ancient Spirits of Evil have concocted a nefarious plan to free the Shadowmaster from the Shadow Realm. It's up to Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetera and the Thunderkittens to save the day. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin (50 percent) and Arthur Adams (50 percent).

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 21.

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #1

Written by Joe Casey; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; cover by Nguyen and Rian Hughes.

The story of Wildstorm's debut team continues here in an all-new monthly series. Jack Marlowe's plans for the Halo Corporation finally come to light - plans involving both old and new members of the Wildcats cast scattered all across the globe. New allies, new adversaries, and new agendas. The question is: Will America buy Halo-brand batteries?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

AMERICA'S BEST COMICS TITLES

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. II #2

Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Kevin O'Neill.

Our splendid art-o-graphic pictorial continues to arouse and entertain enlightened readers of all classes. In this chapter, our heroes venture to the outer reaches of London to discover mirthful mayhem in the guise of Martian marauders. Most shocking of all, witness our dear Mina's horrible assault. An added bonus feature has been included for the enjoyment of our readers: an illustrated travelogue to places of the most fantastic nature.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Aug. 28.

PROMETHEA #22

Written by Alan Moore; art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray; cover by Williams.

Interesting developments on Earth: The FBI somehow captures an oddity that hasn't been seen since the very first issue of Prometha. Meanwhile, Stacia and Grace pay a visit to Jack Foust. And in the Immateria, Sophie and Barbara witness the Big Bang.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

TOM STRONG'S TERRIFIC TALES #4

Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Paul Rivoche, Arthur Adams and Alan Weiss; cover by Adams.

Tom Strong soars from the greatest heights of Millennium City to its furthest depths -- almost. While, decades earlier on Attabar Teru, Young Tom Strong meets a lovely creature who entices and delights him - even if there is something...fishy about her. And, billions of years from now, all hell breaks loose - just another day for Jonni Future.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

HOMAGE COMICS TITLES

FOUR WOMEN TP

Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth; painted cover by Keith.

Collecting all five issues of Sam Kieth's acclaimed miniseries, the Four Women trade paperback tells the complete story of Donna and her friends, from its gruesome beginning to the shattering conclusion. Four friends start out driving to a wedding together -- only they never make it. While driving through the desert, their car breaks down - and from that point, they end up taking an entirely different journey - one that leads them to their own Hell and back. A nightmare of mayhem that causes them to question their friendships, their lives, and even themselves.

128 pages, $17.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

VERTIGO TITLES

100% #3

Written and illustrated by Paul Pope; cover by Pope.

An awkward romance survives a daring culinary adventure as petite, distrusting, gun-toting Kim finds a lot to like about the large and comforting presence of Eloy. On the other side of town, Gastro dancer Daisy and John the busboy enjoy a cool holographic dining experience that leads to hot passion in the shower. Meanwhile, a disgruntled Strel continues to ignore Haitous's desperate attempts to reach her. Haitous prepares for a dangerous boxing match that could rekindle his fading career -- or just kill him.

48 pages, black and white, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

100 BULLETS #37

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

"On Accidental Purpose" begins a string of six standalone stories, each one focusing on one of the major faces of 100 Bullets through the eyes of Mr. Shepherd. What is Sheperd's relationship with Agent Graves? Is he friend, foe - or possibly both? This issue zeroes in on Dizzy Cordova and the impact Agent Graves has had on her life. The question remains: Is Dizzy a pawn or a player?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 31.

100 BULLETS #38

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

"Cole Burns Slow Hand." The second in a series of six standalone stories finds Minuteman Cole Burns returning to his old stomping grounds of New York City. Question is, is he there for business or pleasure? For a man like Cole, business usually means someone else is caught in the cross-hairs. This job, though, might not be so easy. At least not if Mr. Shepherd has anything to say about it.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 28.

AMERICAN CENTURY #18

Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Marc Laming and John Stokes; painted cover by Jim Silke.

Part 2 of the 5-part "Coming Home." In "Beth Wish," Harry Kraft comes face to face with his spiteful wife, who's making a fortune in mail-order porn. Will Beth turn his life into a living hell, or can Harry get protection from the cops on the take? The Korean War winds down, and it's the joy of sax, as Ethlie meets Artie at the jazz club.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 21.

BIGG TIME

Written and illustrated by Ty Templeton; cover by Templeton.

What do you do when your "guardian angel" just happens to hate you and is determined to ruin your life? That's what happens to Lester Bigg in Bigg Time, an original graphic novel from Vertigo.

128 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 21.

CODENAME: KNOCKOUT #16

Written by Robert Rodi; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; painted cover by J.G. Jones.

"Amok in America" Part 1 of 3. Angela returns to California for a showdown with G.O.O.D. Meanwhile, the woman who has shadowed her life since the series began goes on a rampage in New York. Plus, Anita Manaday confronts Damon Devlin about their terrible shared secret. All this, and Go-Go goes skinny-dipping.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 28.

THE CRUSADES #18

Written by Steven T. Seagle; art by Kelley Jones and Ron Randall; painted cover by Aron Wiesenfeld.

Shockjock Anton comes home to San Fran with his tail between his legs, smarting from his Hollywood rejection. But he may find his welcome less than warm at home. As the clock ticks toward another vicious killing, will our buxom brunette Venus get to Detective Petronas in time, so together they save the day? And will they celebrate by getting hitched? Or will the scarred, broken man she's come to know as The Knight be Venus's savior in tarnished armor?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

FABLES #4

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton; painted cover by James Jean.

Part 4 of 5-part "Legends in Exile." Bigby Wolf's investigation into Rose's murder reaches its climax at the Remembrance Day Ball, an annual event that commemorates and revisits the secret history of Fabletown. But who would invite a psycho-killer to the most prestigious social event of the year? Plus, Bigby dusts off his 20-year-old tuxedo, grabs a partner and hits the dance floor - with disastrous results.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

THE FILTH #3

Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine; cover by Carlos Segura.

Welcome to the Paperverse, where testosterone-fuelled supermen and pneumatic fantasy-heroines battle for truth and justice, and reality is merely a page-turn away. Meanwhile, a visit from an unexpected guest catches the attention of Greg Feely's nosy neighbor.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

HELLBLAZER #175

Written by Mike Carey; art by Steve Dillon and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet

New writer Mike Carey opens his run with a 2-part tale guest-illustrated by Steve Dillon. After his epic journey through the American heartland, John Constantine is coming home to England. Believed to be dead, Constantine needs to set the record straight with the last surviving members of his family. But there's a killer on the loose.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 31.

HELLBLAZER #176

Written by Mike Carey; art by Steve Dillon and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"High on Life," Part 2 of 2. With Angie in a hospital bed and the mystery of Gemma's absence deepening, John is starting to take things personally. But the only way to cleanse Elster Tower of its aura of evil and madness is to take the fight to his enemies. No weapons, no plan, no backup. But sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 28.

HUNTER: THE AGE OF MAGIC #14

Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Jon Foster.

It's warâ¤ćand the gloves are off. Ever since Tim Hunter first appeared on the scene, expectations of a huge and terrible magic war have been building. Plans were drawn up, preparations made and forces gathered, by all sides. Now those forces finally have been unleashed and the twisted rune of war casts its bloody shadow across the world. As casualties mount and London becomes a battleground, Tim is forced to defend friends, allies and even lovers from the wrath of the Golden Lotus and the mysterious Triskelle. But is he ready to lead the fight? And whom can he trust?

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 14.

LUCIFER #29

Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller.

"Inferno," Part 1 of 4. Lucifer is back in Hell preparing to duel his most uncompromising foe, Amenadiel of the Thrones. And with Lucifer's power still locked inside Izanami's tainted feathers, there's no chance that he can win. But when Mazikeen sets out into the realms of pain to locate the feathers, she meets a very near and very dear enemy of her own.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

LUCIFER: A DALLIANCE WITH THE DAMNED TP

Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Dean Ormston and Ryan Kelly; painted cover by Christopher Moeller.

The third trade paperback collecting the Vertigo series Lucifer, A Dalliance with the Damned finds the Lightbringer hard at work on a New Creation - outside the bounds of any authority but his own, complete with a new pair of inhabitants for a new Garden of Eden. But as he tries his hand at universe-building, back on Earth (and in Hell) schemes and betrayals continue to grow. Reprints Lucifer #14-20.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 14.

LUCIFER: NIRVANA

Written by Mike Carey; painted art and cover by Jon J Muth.

A beautiful angel with an ancient score to settle puts out a contract on Lucifer Morningstar. But can the Devil really die? Alerted by an attack on Lux, his L.A. piano bar, Lucifer follows a trail that leads him from the mercurial realm of the Dreaming to the luminous streets of Beijing. It's up to The Morningstar to fight his most difficult battle - of body and spirit - as he falls into the jaws of a trap that doesn't even exist until it's sprung. Featuring guest-appearances by Daniel, the new Sandman, as well as Lucifer's masked accomplice, Mazikeen.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 28.

MIDNIGHT, MASS #5

Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus SaÃ-z and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka.

"The Four Sisters," Part 2 of 3. Adam and Julia are trapped in a room full of bugs, with a ceiling full of spikes descending toward them. And waiting outside, the Midwives of Kali are about to resurrect a spirit so malevolent that it would change the world forever. Oh, and then things go wrong.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 21.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN #59

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

It's Spider Jerusalem in his final meeting with President Callahan, surrounded by a city on fire and government troops in open conflict with civilians. It ends here. One way or the other. It's all leading to the final issue of Transmetropolitan next month.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 14.

VERTIGO POP: TOKYO! #2

Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Seth Fisher.

A kidnapped pop star's future hangs in the balance as Maki, the carefree costumed teenager, leads her hapless gaijin companion straight into twisted heart of Tokyo's underworld. Gasp as our intrepid American hero Steve smashes a ramen cart with a stolen futuristic limo! Shudder as aspiring yakuza member Ryuji attempts to slice off his pinky with a sushi knife. Gape at drunken salarymen, Shibuya pick-up artists and a city that encourages grown men to relieve themsleves in public.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 7.

Y - THE LAST MAN #2

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by J.G. Jones

When a mysterious plague kills all male life on the planet, what do women do with the billions of corpses? Yorick Brown, the only man still alive, discovers the horrific answer to that question as he travels to Washington in search of his Congresswoman mother. Will Yorick survive this dangerous new "unmanned world" long enough to find out which unexpected female has just been named president of the United States -- or will he become a corpse himself?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 21.

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