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Tuesday, August 20, 2002


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



Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg.

An eight-issue weekly miniseries event begins. In Bruce Wayne's long absence, Wayne Enterprises has been slowly slipping from his grasp. Now, as he squares off against an enemy who will stop at nothing to take his legacy from him, Batman also must contend with a deadly new vigilante who's recently arrived on the scene. But this potential foe is needed as an ally when a wave of new villains begins terrorizing Gotham.

48 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 30.


Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg.

Meet the mysterious leader of the new wave of criminals who vows vengeance on Batman for very personal reasons. She begins her assault by targeting the Spoiler who recently lost her gig as a member of Birds of Prey. Will Spoiler prove to be the weak link in Batman's family?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg.

Get ready for Bugg and Dr. Excess. Bugg has eyes everywhere in Gotham, watching, recording, learning - with the heroes of Batman's circle in his sights. And what Bugg learns, Dr. Excess uses with terrible results. But what is their involvement in a spate of bizarre incidents in which normal people are transformed into raging psychotics? Black Canary aims to find out, and she's not alone as the vigilante Orpheus returns to help safeguard the city.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg.

Who is the Suicide King? He's the ultimate terror - a killer so fearless he'll sacrifice his own life to kill and maim. Now he's after the heads of organized crime in Gotham City but not for heroic reasons. This deadly minion faces pursuit on two fronts, as the Huntress and D.E.O. agent Cameron Chase are on to him. Too bad for them! When this issue is over, Huntress no longer will be a help to Batman or a threat to Gotham's newest menace.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover Stefano Gaudiano and Rick Hoberg.

Meet Freeway, the right-hand man to Gotham's newest crime lord. He pulls strings, manipulates people, and gets things done, regardless of who gets hurt. Now he's targeted Robin, and Freeway isn't a man known to fail. When Robin falls into his trap, the identities of all the Bat-heroes are in danger, and this time acrobatics won't be enough.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Paul Bolles and Nancy Gagne; art by William Rosado, Michel Gagne, and Bob Wiacek; cover by Brian Ewing.

Batman tries to stop a cop with a vendetta from ripping Gotham apart. But how can he do that if he's lying unconcious in the Batmobile? Plus, a new 4-part backup feature, "Spore," is the Batman story we promise will shock every reader. It really is the story you thought you'd never see, written by Nancy Gagne and illustrated by renowned children's book and indie comix artist Michel Gagne.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by John Ostrander; art by David Lopez and Dan Green; cover by Jason Pearson.

"Loyalties," Part 3 of 3. In the streets of Chicago, Batman is a fish out of water; in a town more corrupt than even Gotham, he must race against the clock to prevent the murder of his friend Jim Gordon…and Gordon's niece Barbara.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Scott Beatty and Brian Azzarello; art by Roger Robinson, Jim Mahfood and John Floyd; cover by Brian Bolland.

Part 2 of "Tabula Rasa." Gotham's newest villain, the woman known as Pix, is hunting down the men who destroyed her life while Bane and Batman are left following the trail of bodies. Meanwhile, Batman is still reeling from Bane's stunning revelation last issue. Will this change Bane's status as a villain? Plus, a Batman Black & White backup, "Cornered," written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Jim Mahfood.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee continue their run on Batman with Part 2 of the 12-part "Hush." Lying near death, Batman must turn to the least likely person from the Bat family for help: the Huntress! Meanwhile, Catwoman continues to hunt down the mysterious individual responsible for wreaking havoc in their lives - a path that leads her back to Poison Ivy.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


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

Batman guest stars as Azrael, with a mob of supporters at his side, leads a siege against Two-Face. Azrael's super-powered, newly violent ways are beginning to exact a heavy price. Now the Dark Knight, feeling responsible for all that Jean Paul has become, swears to take him any means necessary. Say your prayers.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


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

Batgirl is a lot of things: a martial arts master, a world class athlete - but not a detective. Not yet. But she aims to learn the craft at the side of the master…Batman. In this issue, Batgirl tags along with Batman on the investigation of a brutal murder of a father and small child.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by J.M. DeMatteis; painted art and cover by Brian Ashmore.

A lushly painted original Batman hardcover. Ten years after an attack on Wayne Enterprises by a group of urban terrorists, Batman discovers the architect behind the bombing is in hiding in India. But, in the course of a harrowing journey that takes him from the Taj Mahal to the hidden temple of a great Indian saint, Batman will find all his precious concepts of crime and punishment, justice and retribution, God and man, turned inside out. He will find himself questioning whether any human being can truly change - and whether a mass murderer could possibly be worthy…of absolution.

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Ed Brubaker, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, and Kelley Puckett; art by Scott McDaniel, Roger Robinson, Rick Leonardi, Damion Scott, Trevor McCarthy, Phil Noto, William Rosado, Dave Ross, Sean Philips, and various; cover by McDaniel.

Indicted for killing Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to Blackgate Prison…only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt. Now Batman has now gone to ground - renouncing his true identity and operating deeper in the shadows than ever before. It falls to his extended family - Nightwing, Robin, Oracle, Batgirl, Spoiler, and Alfred - to figure out who really did commit the murder. While the clues point to a possible setup, no one can deny that those same clues might point to Batman's actual guilt.

160 pages, $12.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


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

A riddle is left for the Batman that seems…wrong somehow. Who's stealing the Riddler's schtick? And who's going to get to the copycat first: Batman or a mad-as-heck Riddler?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Terry Moore; art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Phil Noto.

Oracle and Canary piece together the mystery of who is behind the kidnapping attempt on the genetically altered girl, Madison, and realize that in the wrong hands she could become a weapon of mass destruction. Keeping her safe becomes a lot more work than either of them bargained for, and a whole lot more deadly.

32 pages, $2.50.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Cameron Stewart; cover by J.G. Jones.

Cameron Stewart takes over the art chores as DC begins a devastating new arc in the life of Selina Kyle. Selina sets out to give something back to the neighborhood, but a new wave of crime brings her even closer to her roots than she ever imagined. And if that weren't enough, wait'll you learn the startling secret one of our supporting cast members is carrying. Plus, hold on to your seats as a surprise character appears to shake things up. This issue's got it all, including Slam Bradley, Leslie Thompkins, and even Bruce Wayne.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 23.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Cameron Stewart; cover by J.G. Jones.

Selina presents a very special gift to the East End in grand fashion while Slam Bradley displays his darker side. Holly rocks to her favorite band while a very deadly plan is put into motion, one that targets not just Catwoman, but Selina Kyle as well.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 27.


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

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn think they've succeeded in stealing Ivy's plant formula back from the chemical company that stole it first. But it's good girls vs. bad girls as Detective Renee Montoya finally catches up to - and teams up with - Batgirl.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Andy Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey.

Introducing the brand new creative team behind the adventures of the cupid of crime! Harley Quinn finds herself in more than a spot of trouble, moments from a very watery death. Meanwhile, she's wanted for the murder of a GCPD officer, and the late cop's partner, Bishop is going to bring her in, no matter who gets in the way.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 13.


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

Extra-sized 75th issue. With Mary Redhorn's journal now with the Feds, Blüdhaven is rocked to the core when mass indictments come down for the upper echelons of Blüdhaven politics all the way down through the city court judges and BPD - sending a mass ripple effect through the infrastructure of Blüdhaven. With the city's police department in chaos, street gangs try to assert themselves, making for a very long night for our hero. Added to the mix is a new rooftop vigilante with a familiar costume.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.

ROBIN #108

Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Kevin Lau.

Drury Walker, the man known as Charaxis, is running around committing multiple crimes in Gotham, faster than Robin can keep up with him. Meanwhile, Charaxis is holed up downtown. What the heck is going on? Even an able assist from Nightwing can't keep Robin from getting in over his head. Meanwhile, Spoiler learns a horrible secret that will turn her life in a far, far different direction.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 20.



Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz.

A 4-issue weekly mini-series event begins. Ty Duffy, a new reporter for the Daily Planet, is assigned to do a story on the anniversary of Superman's death. Duffy starts by interviewing those who suffered through Doomsday's rampage, beginning with some members of the JLA: Booster Gold & Blue Beetle. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel himself is investigating some random accidents that may not be so random after all - and they seem to be happening along the same path that led Doomsday to Metropolis…

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz.

Part 2 of the 4-part weekly event! The Planet's new reporter continues his interviews concerning the day Doomsday killed Superman, this time widening his subjects to the ordinary civilians who were there that day and the horrors they saw. It wasn't just Superman who died that day. Duffy also interviews the Prankster, and other lower-tier villains who tried to take credit for that day's tragedy. Meanwhile, Superman continues to investigate more mysterious accidents, as the clues to an emerging threat become clearer.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz

Part 3 of the 4-part weekly event. Duffy interviews a priest and gets the perspective of those who must go on. How lucky do the living feel after massive tragedies? When's the next time this will happen - and will it be worse, especially after yet another massive accident occurs?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Dan Jurgens; art and cover by Jurgens and Bill Sienkiewicz.

The conclusion of the four-part weekly event. Duffy explores the ways we can restore hope and how we can make the best of troubled times. But that proves difficult when all hell breaks loose - the mystery of who is causing the accidents along Doomsday's path is revealed, and a deadly new threat emerges from the ashes of destruction. Will tragedy once again befall Metropolis' most famous icon on the anniversary of his death?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Dec 4.


Written by Chuck Austen; art by Pascal Alixe and Ray Snyder; cover by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna.

A special issue focusing on Lois Lane, by guest-writer Chuck Austen and guest-artists Pascal Alixe and Ray Snyder. Lois reflects on her life with Superman. She's married to the most powerful man in the universe, so how does this affect her daily life? How does she cope with the possible death of her husband each and every day?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kilian Plunkett.

Superman is in over his head emotionally as he helps a young boy in Guatemala deal with his critically ill mother while Clark Kent works undercover to investigate a mining operation that will be the beginning of bringing down President Luthor.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Mark Schultz; art by John Lucas and Walden Wong; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Meriño.

Superman has saved the city of Metropolis from numerous threats recently, that the citizens celebrate by throwing a big parade in his honor. Meanwhile, an actor portraying the Man of Steel gets his wish to become Superman when Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives for the festivities. The real Superman wants no part of the Imp's hijinks, but we begin to understand the bond that Mxy feels towards Kal-El.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Joe Kelly; art by Renato Arlem and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Pascual Ferry.

Superman's back in therapy, this time trying to come to grips with his execution of the original General Zod in the pocket universe years ago. How will he cope with his fears of doing it again with the new General Zod? Will he be forced to kill again?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Peter David; art by Ed Benes and Alex Lei; cover by Rob Haynes.

Linda Danvers, a.k.a. Supergirl, has met Kara Zor-El, a.k.a Supergirl...but is she the real deal? Linda's not sure, so she and guest-star Superboy bring Kara to Metropolis to meet a real Kryptonian. Unfortunately, a lot of strange things in the big city are keeping the Man of Steel preoccupied...though they may tie in to the mystery behind Kara's arrival.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Tim Sale

The Eisner Award-nominated mini-series by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale - following the Man of Steel from Smallville to Metropolis - is collected in a trade paperback! Young Clark Kent leaves the wheatfields of Kansas behind in this moving story, making friends, enemies and hard choices along the way.

208 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 23.



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

Wrestling's greatest hero faces his greatest threat yet! Defeated in the ring for the first time, Big Daddy receives another blow as his own son betrays him! What mysterious hold does the dreaded Diablo X hold over young Danny Danger? And what fearsome menace does the ultimate heel have in store for the whole world?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by John Arcudi; art by Seth Fisher; cover by Tan Eng Huat.

The conclusion of a 2-part story by guest-artist Seth Fisher. Monsters are invading the planet, and only the Doom Patrol can stop them. But our current group are finding themselves trapped in the bodies of the original team - so how are they gonna stop the monsters when they don't know how their own powers work?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Kolins.

"Run Riot," Part 1 of 3. It had to happen eventually: Gorilla Grodd explodes out of his prison cell, but he's still trapped in Iron Heights - along with some of the worst villains in the DCU, including Dr. Alchemy, Peek-A-Boo, Tar Pit, and Double Down. It's a riot that the Flash might not be able to contain before it gets even worse.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by John Lucas and Eduardo Barreto; cover by Lucas and John Cassaday

A time-jumping ladies' man is reality's only hope in an outlandish miniseries from the creators of American Century. His name is Forever Maelstrom. His expertise in world history - honed by traveling through centuries to befriend the world's most historic figures - may be all that stands between order and anarchy when an evil madman derails time itself! With alternate timelines running roughshod over each other, only Forever and a motley crew of misfits can gather the devices necessary to restoring the world he once knew. But time, as ever, is fleeting...

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


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

"The Archers Quest," Part 4 of 6 - guest-starring the JLA. Ollie runs into trouble with the League - and most importantly, has his first major confrontation with Kyle Rayner, Earth's Green Lantern. Green Arrow and Green Lantern have it out over issues of trust, while Wally West, the Flash, shows that he's faster than a speeding Arrow.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Judd Winick; art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti.

John Stewart is back in the saddle again as Earth's new protectorate. Let's just say that he's not easing back into the job. John must learn to confront his past while he contends with the crimes of today. Sentinel lends a hand as this veteran Lantern discovers his new roles and the potential for an ultra-violent future.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 13.


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

Guest-starring the JSA's Dr. Fate! Hector Hall takes his father, Hawkman, on a trip through his past and future, warning him of his ultimate destiny. Meanwhile, Hawkgirl struggles with her own past as she revisits the horrible secret she's been keeping from everyone since she left Austin, Texas.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 6.

JLA #75

Written by Joe Kelly; art by Doug Mahnke, Yvel Guichet, Daryl Banks, Tom Nguyen, Mark Propst, and Wayne Faucher; cover by Mahnke and Nguyen.

The Earth-shattering "The Obsidian Age: The Hunt for Aquaman" concludes in a giant-sized issue! Two teams of JLAers find themselves face to face with the monster that has stolen Atlantis and holds their well as the fate of the time-tossed King of Seven Seas. The heroes of the JLA and its star-studded replacements duke it out with the Ancients in a no-holds-barred free-for-all, as they try to find their teammate Aquaman and discover the secrets that will save his Atlantean society...or erase it from Earth forever. These shocking events will leave a scar across the JLA and their allies permanently, making room for a big change in the line-up as heroes rise and fall - leading up to next month's debut of Aquaman #1.

64 pages, $3.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by David S. Goyer, Geoff Johns, Rick Veitch; Dan Curtis Johnson, J.H. Williams III, Jim Beard, Rich Hedden, and various; art by Steve Sadowski, Phil Winslade, Kelly Yates, Scott Kolins, Clement Sauve, Tom Mandrake, Dietrich Smith, Michael Bair, Patrick Gleason, Andrew Pepoy, Mick Gray, Serge LaPointe, Keith Champagne, and various; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Meriño.

The prelude to the most anticipated team-up of the year. Artist Steve Sadowski returns to the exploits of the JSA, joining David S. Goyer and Wizard Fan Award-winning writer Geoff Johns to reveal surprising connections between DC's two greatest super-teams (inked by Andrew Pepoy), setting the stage for the explosive JLA/JSA: Virtue & Vice hardcover. Plus: Metamorpho returns to life (written by Rich Hedden with art by Phil Winslade); the JLA and the JSA fight over which team gets a member of Young Justice (written by Jim Beard with art by Clement Sauve & Serge LaPointe); and Chase uncovers the secret behind the mole hunt that has weaved through this year's Secret Files issues (written by Dan Curtis Johnson & J.H. Williams III with art by Kelly Yates & Mick Gray). Also: Aquaman writer Rick Veitch offers a prelude to the new series in a short story illustrated by Dietrich Smith; and a brief preview of JLA/Avengers with art by George Peréz. All this plus profiles of some of the two team's newest members, allies, and more.

64 pages, $4.95, in stores on Nov. 6.



Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Meriño.

What starts as a friendly get-together between the JLA and JSA degenerates into a destructive melee…and from the ashes emerges a villainous uber-team made up of select members from each group. What's made these former heroes of virtue turn into agents of vice? And who can possibly stop them once they get really mad? Now it's up to the remaining members of both teams to save the day. But they'll have to defeat their own friends to do it.

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on Dec. 4.


Written by Paul Dini; painted art and cover by Alex Ross

Multiple award-winning creators Paul Dini and Alex Ross unite once again to bring you this oversized (10" x 13 1/2") one-shot featuring DC's greatest icons: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, the Atom, Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Plastic Man, and Captain Marvel! This graphic album includes eight all-new double-page origin spreads, plus a brand-new 5-page framing sequence. Also included: exclusive interviews with the creators, reprints of classic Alex Ross artwork, as well as preview art and sketches for the upcoming JLA: Liberty and Justice.

48 pages, $7.95, in stores on Nov. 13.

JSA #42

Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Rags Morales.

Thrown back into the 1940's, Mister Terrific and Hawkgirl must team up with a past hero from the JSA to stop the time traveler known as Black Barax from wreaking havoc. Who is this hero that can stand in the way of this destructive force? Why, the original Mister Terrific, of course.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 13.

JSA: THE RETURN OF HAWKMAN TP Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art by Steve Sadowski, Steve Yeowell, Rags Morales, Michael Bair, and various; cover by Morales

Hawkman's much-anticipated return to DC continuity is collected in this 256-page trade paperback reprinting JSA #16-25, that also includes the epic "Injustice be Done" saga that rocked the members of the DCU's Original Super-Team. The JSA is pushed to the limit, as an assault from Injustice Unlimited comes hard and fast from many places at once. And before the JSA can even catch their bearings, Hawkgirl discovers her shocking true connection to the Hawkman lineage, and her role in the search for the missing hero.

256 pages, $19.95 in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Dan Slott; art by Min S. Ku and Mark Propst; cover by Butch Lukic,

Introducing the character find of the year...All-Star. This normal girl from the suburbs may just have exactly what it takes to become the Justice League's newest member...or it's first casualty. Find out what it takes to be one of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes in "Local Hero."

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Final issue. In deep space, on a mysterious "haunted" planet, the Lab Rats experiment enters its deadliest phase yet. But what will pose the biggest threat - a mysterious alien marauder or Earth-born bureaucracy? And will any of the Rats survive this final trial? Lab Rats goes out with a bang.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 6.


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

It's the Legion's final battle with Robotica, as the race looks to evolve...and it looks like they have a Legionnaire on their side! Can the heroes convince their teammate's actions are in error...or will it be they who seal the fate of the human race by preventing the Robotican race's evolution?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written and illustrated by Jack Cole; cover by Cole

The fun and adventure continue with a new volume. Reprinting Police Comics #40-49 and Plastic Man #3 (1945-46), this volume features an introduction by renowned European comics historian Andreas Knigge, and is loaded with wacky, outrageous adventures of Plastic Man and his pal Woozy Winks - including the first Woozy solo story and an unusual Plastic Man text story.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Tom Grummett and Prentis Rollins.

With Josiah Power out of the picture, the only way the Power Company can survive is if Manhunter, Skyrocket and Witchfire put their anger aside and heal the company. But since they've been at each other's throats, can they work together and save the firm? Do they even want to? Plus: More on Dr. Cyber, the arrival of some very unusual and dangerous clients, and amidst the chaos…the search for new members begins.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 20.


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

The epic conclusion of the 3-part "Return of Sinestro!" It's Sinestro versus Hal Jordan in the rematch of the decade! Everyone's favorite magenta-skinned evildoer is out for blood…but with the Silver Age Green Arrow & JLA down for the count, who can possibly stop him? Enter…the original Spectre.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by Tom Peyer and Barry Kitson; art by Peter Grau and James Pascoe; cover by José Luis García-López.

Things start to fall apart for the Titans. After saving a far-off universe, the Titans settle down to deal with the problems around them and among them. If getting by in a demolished headquarters wasn't bad enough, then there's the disintegration of the marital relationship of Tempest and Dolphin to consider. But what about that blip on the radar screen...signaling the return of a founding Titans member?

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 27.


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

Cat fight! Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl and Troia are caught in the middle of the male Cheetah and the Fury-powered female Cheetah, as they ferociously fight in Brazil.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


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

It's the aftermath of the attack on the island nation of Zandia from our extra-sized 50th issue. Empress discovers a special "gift" left for her by Agua Sin Gaaz, the man who murdered her parents. Too bad it's a gift she can't return. Meanwhile, Zand herself brings an end to the battle still raging on the island.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 6.



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

The comprehensive collection of Will Eisner's indelible creation, The Spirit, continues with this 204-page hardcover reprinting the newspaper Spirit sections from July 2 to December 31, 1944 - featuring writers Manly Wade Wellman and William Woolfolk, and legendary artists Lou Fine and Jack Cole! Plus, a portfolio section of artwork produced by Eisner for the Army during WW II.

204 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by Gord Zajac and Tom Warburton; art by Maxwell Atoms, Frank Homiski, Kim Arndt and Rob Smith; cover by Atoms and Homiski

Get Grim and Evil with the Kids Next Door. This issue's got two big tales based on Cartoon Network's newest original shows, featuring a wild trip to the underworld with Grim and a top-secret peek at the Kids' amazing treehouse headquarters.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Rurik Tyler, Sholly Fisch and Frank Strom; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Leo Batic, Ruben Torreiro, Neal Sternecky, and John Beatty; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo

Daycare worker Daffy Duck is up to his tailfeathers in rugrats; Wile E. Coyote poses as a cop to lay the law on Roadrunner; and Bugs preys on Elmer's insomnia to ensure he'll be way, way too sweepy to hunt wabbits.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by Ivan Velez, Jr.; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy.

Are they really ready - for this jelly? As the Girls nab a burglar in the Professor's lab, a little bit of Chemical X makes a very big jelly-jar monster.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by John Rozum and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, and Vince Deporter; cover by Staton.

"The Dragon's Eye" concludes. At the "haunted fortress" of Kwaidoon, China, the gang faces off against a master thief who's determined to use the Dragon's Eye gem to conquer the world. Plus, a carnival's star attraction disappears, so Scooby joins the circus to save the day.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 13.


21 DOWN #3

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Jesús Saiz and Palmiotti; painted cover by Joe Jusko.

The supernatural suspense continues as life becomes infinitely more complicated for Preston and Mickey. Simmering tensions between them are magnified by the approaching hour of Harmony's judgment. Alone in the forests of Bear Mountain, Preston struggles with the morality of his decision to help Mickey and the inevitable arrival of Herod. Will he be able to stop Herod from passing judgment or will Herod take him as well?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 6.


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

Introducing the Constitution of the United States...and he's as American as baseball, apple pie and carpet bombing. Automatic Kafka fights for his celebrity as his TV ratings plummet, while the Constitution fights a one-man war for truth, justice and fast food restaurants on every corner.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Marc Andreyko; art and cover by Trevor Scott.

Just when Maggie Sun, stripped of badge and gun, thought life couldn't get any worse, it kicks her when she's down. With her father in the hospital and a bizarre black pearl (that wasn't a gift from her boyfriend after all) acting strangely, the last thing she needs is a startling revelation about her family that shatters everything she has ever believed. So, of course, that's what she gets. Isn't life grand?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Jim Lee and Scott Lobdell; art by Lee, Carlos D'Anda, Richard Bennett, Scott Williams, Alex Garner, Tom McSweeney, and Mark Irwin; cover by Lee.

The adventures of Max Faraday - slacker pizza-delivery guy turned omnipotent super-being - reach a crescendo point, as we witness the amazing tale of Faraday's rise into god-like power and awareness, and his tragic downfall. Reprinting Divine Right #8-12 and the one-shots Divine Intervention/Wildcats #1 and Divine Intervention/Gen13 #1, Book 2 collects the entire "Divine Intervention" storyline, plus a collection of sketches, preliminary designs, and alternate cover art.

192 pages, $17.95, in stores on Nov. 6.

GEN13 #3

Written by Chris Claremont; art by Alé Garza and Sandra Hope; cover by Garza.

The NYPD investigation into Ethan York comes dangerously close to revealing the truth about his and Gwen's mysterious abilities, as another newly-powered teen enters the scene. Herod strikes for the third time, and Ja'nelle Moorhead finds herself transformed from the overweight class dork into a breathtaking seven-foot beauty with growing telepathic abilities. But with her parents, the Secret Service and the mysterious Megan Ford of Victory Comics after her, Ja'nelle finds herself wishing to be the "ugly duckling" once more.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Warren Ellis; art by Steve Dillon; cover by Brian Wood.

Warren Ellis's new maxi-series continues. There are 1001 people on the Global Frequency, and Lana Kennedy is one of them. She has thirty minutes to stop Manhattan's Alphabet City from becoming the epicenter of an alien virus' invasion. To do that she must use all her intelligence, skill, creativity, and, maybe most importantly, empathy. But will it be enough when the blood starts running?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 27.


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

The fog is clearing, and we can almost make out the villain's face. Cole Cash, a.k.a. Grifter of the Wildcats, has let his whole world unravel trying to find the man who shot his old teammate John Lynch. Finally, through the gunfire and the smoky haze of secrecy that has always shrouded Lynch's life, Cole may have found the truth. Lynch didn't know the whole story, but he knew most of the players and he was hot on their trail...until they killed him.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Juan Santacruz and Francis Portela; cover by Christopher Shy, Francis Tsai and David Micheal Beck.

The blistering pace continues in the third issue of this techno sci-fi adventure epic. Following the explosive conclusion of last issue, and realizing his partner Agro Wilcox attempted to turn him into a chalk outline, GCC agent Joe Hicks finds himself bruised, bloodied and surrounded by the same people he was hired to kill. Meanwhile 300 floors above in the restricted penthouses, Manhattan GCC leader Chamberlain and his radioactive assistant Sampizi plot the destruction of the Resistance, with the introduction of street-legal smart drugs.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Micah Ian Wright; art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Sal Regla.

StormWatch finally meets the Authority. Santini sends his team into Chechnya in pursuit of Dhul Fiqar, one of the world's most notorious super-powered terrorists. The only problem? The Authority has declared Chechnya under their protection and they won't appreciate StormWatch hunting on their property. The first meeting of these two groups is going to send shockwaves through the WildStorm Universe.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Francisco Herrera and Carlos Cuevas; cover by Ed McGuinness and Jason Martin; cover by Joe Madueira.

Thundercats action in the classic style continues as Lion-O leads an expedition to acquire needed Thundrillium supplies from the Caverns of the Moon - and the Lunataks take advantage of their absence to attack the Cat's Lair! Low on Thundrillium to power weapons, with most of their strongest warriors away, how will those left behind in New Thundera survive? And will whoever's in that approaching refugee ship really change the lives of the Thundercats forever?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 30.


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

The struggle to explore and establish New Thundera isn't without risks for our heroes. When one of the Thunderkittens is kidnapped by Mumm-Ra the Everliving, the stage is set for a battle to the finish between Lion-O and Mumm-Ra - the Sword of Omens versus the Sword of Plundarr.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Jim Lee, Arthur Adams, Alé Garza, Kaare Andrews, Humberto Ramos, Dustin Nguyen, Ed McGuinness, and various; cover by Adams.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Thundercats. This invaluable volume is chock full of facts, stats and eye-popping artwork - supplying crucial data on the likes of Lion-O, Cheetara, Mumm-Ra, the Thunderkittens, Snarf, and so much more! Every major character is profiled in this extensively illustrated extravaganza.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


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

The unlikely teaming of Grifter and Wax with C.C. Rendozzo yields suprising results as they locate the missing FBI agent. And he's a familiar face from the not-so-distant past. Meanwhile, Dolby continues his rise in the HALO organization, advising Spartan on a new, more visible method of selling the HALO brand.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Scott Lobdell and Joe Casey; art by Travis Charest, Bryan Hitch, Carlos D'Anda, Scott Benefiel, Richard Friend, and various; cover by Charest.

Six months after Grifter walked away from the remains of the WILDC.A.T.S., he reunites with his former teammates - but there's little time to reminisce as our heroes embark on a globe-trotting journey that takes them to Venice, Miami, Detroit, Ireland, Los Angeles, and New York in an unforgettable adventure. Reprinting Wildcats Volume 2 #1-6, this volume includes a cover gallery that not only displays all of Charest's dazzling covers from the series, but also the variant covers from issue #1 by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Madureira, Humberto Ramos, Simon Bisley, and Arthur Adams.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 13.



Written by Jeff Mariotte; art and cover by John Severin.

Collecting the International Horror Guild and Bram Stoker Award-nominated series from writer Jeff Mariotte and legendary artist John Severin. Picking up the story of the Desperadoes - Gideon Brood, Jerome Betts, Abby DeGrazia, and Race Kennedy - we discover a price is still out on all their heads for an accidental shooting in New Mexico. When Brood must kill a young would-be bounty hunter, his anger with the danger he's put his friends in forces him to try and leave them behind. But a chance encounter with a slick-talking treasure hunter reunites them in time to turn the tables on their hunter. Only what waits for them back in Luttrell is much, much worse - and bullets just won't kill it.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 20.

MEK #1

Written by Warren Ellis; art by Steve Rolston and Al Gordon; cover by Rolston.

Mechanical enhancements - or MEK - are the new fetish of the future. But when Sarissa Leon - one of the progenitors of MEK culture - returns to her home to Sky Road, she discovers the city over run with these technological marvels, and her former lover shot to death. Sarissa's determined to find out who is responsible and the reasons why he was murdered. But will she have the strength to follow the trail to its conclusion?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


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

Meanwhile, 15 years later...Amy Smootster and Tim Foster are back, and pretty much where they left off! But this time the obstacle to their affections is of another sort. Amy is trying to use Tim's stepdaughter to get to him. This, ironically, forms an unintentional triangle for a woman whose life has been predominantly dominated by circles and squares. What else would you expect from Zero Girl?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 6.


100 BULLETS #40

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

"Night of the Payday," the fourth in a series of standalone issues, focuses on Lono - the sadistic Ex-Minuteman for whom everything has a price and who's proven time and time again the only side he's on is his own. Taking on a seemingly easy job for an obscenely large sum of money, Lono finds that there really is such a thing as a "can't miss" gig. Trouble is, it's somebody else who won't be doing the missing…and Lono is squarely in his sights.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 6.


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

"Coming Home" Part 4 of 5. Harry Kraft finds an ally in his plan to frame a pair of crooked cops, but his wife's double-dealing could cost Harry his freedom. Artie and Ethlie do a figure-eight when they go ice skating, Beth breaks in a new boyfriend, and McFadden plays it safe when he empties his safety deposit box.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha; painted cover by James Jean.

"Animal Farm," Part 2 of 5. Something truly horrible has happened up at the Farm, and this time there's no Bigby Wolf on hand to investigate - no one to find answers to all of the deadly questions that keep mounting. Why is there an unmarked grave in the woods, and who's in it? Why is Reynard the Fox on the run from everyone from Shere Khan to the Bandarlog Host? Why is Snow White in deadly peril and by whom? Why's the monkey drunk and what has that got to do with the sudden prophecies of doom from the Forsworn Knight? And finally, what's with all of the guns?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Brian Wood; art by Denys Cowan and Kent Williams; cover by Dave Cho.

The peace of the temple is shattered when Little Brother, looking to impress Cedric, ventures out one night and goes too far, getting beat up in the process. But the crucial information he gathered is enough to send Cedric to the depths of North Brooklyn only to uncover some disturbing side effects of the underground fighting circuit he's been involved with that he is all to familiar with. What was just a simple quest to locate his lost girlfriend has become a fight to save lives.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 27.


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

In "The World of Anders Klimaaks," the streets of Los Angeles are overrun with giant, destructive zombie sperm! Can the hand stop lunatic hardcore director Tex Porneau from creating the ultimate sex and death epic? And what happens when the police finally catch up with Greg Feely and the little graves in his garden?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet.

"Red Sepulchre," Part 2 of 4. With Gemma Constantine in the palm of his hand, Domine Fredericks is in a position to dictate terms to John: so now he's moving to eliminate the rest of the competition. As sorcerous warfare erupts on the streets of London, Constantine struggles desperately to find out what game is being played out, and whether he himself is prize or pawn.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 27.


Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Richard Case and Steve Bird; painted cover by Chris Bachalo.

Iolanthe of the Theena Sidhe has been studying humans ever since leaving the Faerie Realm five years ago. She has watched the way we live and die, full of bewildered fascination at the curious things we mortals do. No one fascinates her more than the man named Ash Walker, whose solitary path seems full of secrets and sorrow. But now war has come, leaving a trail of death from the streets of London to the forests of Kent - and Ash Walker lies broken and bleeding in Iolanthe's arms. And at last she understands there is a price to be paid for exploring the landscape of human behavior...

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Grant Morrison; art by Philip Bond, Warren Pleece, Sean Phillips, Jay Stephens, Steve Yeowell, Jill Thompson, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse, Ashley Wood, Rian Hughes, Paul Johnson, Michael Lark, Chris Weston, Arnold Pander, Jacob Pander, Cameron Stewart, Mark Buckingham, Dean Ormston, Frank Quitely, and John Stokes; cover by Brian Bolland.

The final, massive volume of writer Grant Morrison's magnum comics opus is collected in this 288-page trade paperback reprinting all twelve issues of the third volume of The Invisibles. What is the final fate of the Conspiracy? What shall become of the Invisibles? And where did the both of them come from? All this and more is revealed in the greatest meta-collection ever to come out of the New World DisOrder! Download it now!

288 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


Written by Pat McGreal; art and cover by Stephen John Phillips and Steven Parke.

Now in softcover. This hallucinatory, psychological thriller recounts one night in the life of "Monster" McGowran, one of New York City's paparazzi. A night that takes a left turn into weirdness when he's beaten to a pulp by the bodyguards of an inscrutable young movie star. But when Monster plans his revenge, he accidentally uncovers something strange, horrifying and not meant to be discovered.

96 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 6.


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

"Inferno," Part 4 of 4. The Inferno story arc concludes with Lucifer and Amenadiel finally clashing in the arena. The fate of Effrul and the sovereignty of Hell hang in the balance, and the Morningstar is all out of options. Unless in the vast web of betrayals and double bluffs there's one man in Hell who keeps his word…

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by John Rozum; art by Jesus Saíz and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by Tomer Hanuka

Secrets! Secrets! Secrets! This is it! The final issue of Midnight, Mass, in which we find out who those pale men really are and what connection they have to Jenny. Adam and Julia are forced to make some serious decisions about their lives and how they will continue their work as Paranormal Investigators. Don't miss the surprising conclusion.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 20.


Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Philip Bond In stores November 6. Rocky Lamont - rock 'n' roll legend - has seen it all. Fame, fortune, armies of adoring groupies, mind-bending drugs. But now, after nearly forty years at the forefront of pop royalty, Rocky has turned sixty and his youth is gone. Or is it? A long-forgotten gift from an Eastern guru may hold the key to restoring Rocky's vigor, but at what unholy price? And what does all of this mean for a talentless young street-singer?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 6.


Written by Garth Ennis; art by Cam Kennedy; cover design by Terry Marks

A new batch of War Story tales from Garth Ennis begins. The Reivers tells the story of an SAS (Special Forces) unit fighting Germans in the North African desert during World War II. A unit led by two young officers: Barclay, a by-the-numbers soldier who just wants the job done right, and Nixon, a reckless breakneck who seems to revel in the chaos of war. Their struggle for control of the unit ultimately determines the success or failure of their missions, and literally the life or death of the men in their charge.

64 pages, $4.95, in stores on Nov. 13.


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

The shocking conclusion of the 5-part "Unmanned." Yorick and Agent 355's search for the one woman who may be able to save the human race comes to a close, but with a less-than-happy ending. Elsewhere, one of Yorick's closest friends takes a horrific first step towards becoming the last man on earth's greatest enemy. Plus, a monkey misbehaves.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 20.

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