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Tuesday, October 22, 2002


DC Comics has released its solicitation information for January.

Following is a rundown with information and art provided by the company.



Written by Ed Brubaker and J.C. Gagne; art by Tommy Castillo, Michel Gagne, and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Tim Sale

Part 2 of "Dead Reckoning." Jim Gordon returns to Gotham City and he's next on the hit list of a deadly assassin! Can Batman save Gordon from the mysterious killer who has Gotham's entire underworld on edge? Plus, Part 3 of the 5-part backup feature "Spore," drawn by renowned children's book and indie comics artist Michel Gagne.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by John Arcudi; art and cover by Roger Langridge/

"Auteurism," Part 2 of 2. It's time for washed-up movie comic Buddy Kantor's close-up -- and the Joker's going to make sure he gets it, even if he has to kill Batman in the process.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Scott Beatty and Mike Carey; art by Roger Robinson, Steve Mannion, John Floyd and Hilary Barta; cover by Brian Bolland

When Bruce Wayne was accused of murder, Spoiler's training with Batman suddenly ceased. Now, having been rejected by the Birds of Prey as well, Spoiler wants answers, and she's willing to confront Batman to get them. But when a Kobra terrorist rolls into town, she's thrust into a mission that may well be over her head. Plus, a Batman Black & White back-up, "Fear is the Key," written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Steve Mannion and Hilary Barta.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 15.


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 4 of "Hush." Fun in Metropolis. Catwoman and Batman journey to the City of Tomorrow to track down Poison Ivy. This capricious couple thinks it has the upper hand but soon finds Ivy has something - or someone - up her sleeve. And keep your eyes peeled for a mysterious flying hero whose deeds inspired a young Bruce Wayne.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 22.


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

Azrael stands at the brink of his final breakdown as competing forces struggle to control him. While Jean Paul picks up an old weapon as the result of his growing madness, Leslie Thompkins offers hope for a cure, but will it prove too little, too late?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 15.


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

Batgirl has found the international terrorist-for-hire code-named Alpha --and he has amnesia. Her quandary: Can she help him remember enough to find and defuse a nuclear bomb before he recalls why he set it in the first place?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty; art and cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez

The legend of the original Batgirl continues as Barbara Gordon makes her historic first contact with the JSA. Meanwhile, in an effort to get his bookworm daughter to meet some boys, James Gordon gets her an invitation to a costume party -- but Barbara's costume raises more than a few eyebrows.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Ian Edginton; art and cover by Staz Johnson and James Hodgkins

Part 2 of a 3-part Prestige Format series. A black-ops government agency has taken over the Aliens case! But there's still at least one very fierce, very hungry Alien on the loose in Gotham City. Can Batman stop it from wreaking havoc in Arkham Asylum? Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Jen Van Meter; art by Cliff Chiang and Tommy Lee Edwards; cover by Chiang

Elseworlds. A Prestige one-shot written by Jen Van Meter with moody, evocative art by Cliff Chiang and Tommy Lee Edwards. When immigrant Bruno Vanekow's parents are killed in a garment factory fire, he pledges himself to fighting the negligence that killed them and their colleagues by donning the identity of a "The Bat."

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Dan Slott, art by James Fry and Ty Templeton.

When the Ventriloquist mysteriously breaks a streak of good behavior and breaks out Scarface, The Creeper helps Bats figure out why, 'cause it takes crazy to know crazy.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by Gilbert Hernandez; art by Casey Jones; cover by Phil Noto.

Part 2 of a 6-issue arc written by Gilbert Hernandez. A freak lab accident has turned Sapphire and Joey Stagg into a single, raging elemental creature hell-bent on revenge against her father's competitors. Can Black Canary and Java, the Staggs' caveman bodguard, hunt down the renegade creature before it destroys again? Meanwhile, Oracle entertains an unwelcome visitor.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Greg Land and Drew Geraci; cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Catch up on the Birds of Prey - stars of The WB!'s hot new show - with this trade paperback collecting the first six issues of the ongoing series along with the Birds of Prey: Wolves and Birds of Prey: Batgirl one-shots, all under a brand new painted cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

224 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


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

The penultimate chapter of the current story arc finds those closest to Selina Kyle meeting terrible fates! While one of her oldest friends schemes against her, Catwoman races to save her sister from the clutches of the Black Mask.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Michael Lark.

A new storyline begins in this gritty look at the non-costumed heroes of Gotham City. With the effects of the GCPD's first adventure still hanging heavy over the squad of Gotham's Major Crimes Unit, Firebug returns to rain terror and flame across the city. Meanwhile, the investigation into the child kidnapping continues.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

Gotham Police are closing in on Harley, even as her psychiatric practice brings her a decidedly disturbed - and disturbing - new patient. And when she discovers the Joker may have had a hand in her current trouble, it leads her to a fateful confrontation with the one-time love of her life.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Devin Grayson; art by Patrick Zircher and Jesse Delperdang; cover by Michael Golden

Bludhaven's few good cops go bad as a super-steroid rampages through their systems. Nightwing goes from protecting the police force from the 'haven to protecting the 'haven from the police as the steroids wreak havoc with their sense of justice and their physical abilities.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 15.

ROBIN #110

Written by Jon Lewis; art by Shane Davis and Mark Lipka; cover by Kevin Lau

In an issue guest-starring Nightwing, Pete Woods takes a one-issue breather, making way for the terrific pencils of newcomer Shane Davis! Robin and Nightwing make an emergency trip to Monster Island, a high-security research facility far outside Gotham City. But their precious cargo has captured the interest of one of Robin's old foes -- one who knows his most trusted secret. The trap is set and the Boys Wonder can forget about completing their mission. They'll be lucky to escape with their lives.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 29.



Written by Mark Schultz; art by Brandon Badeau and Mark Morales; cover by Jon Bogdanove

Special 40-page final issue with a cover by original Man of Steel artist Jon Bogdanove! Lois is concerned that Superman is losing his Clark Kent persona, as he's spending more and more time as the Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Steel finds the damage done to him during the Ending Battle is irreparable, forcing him to don the Entropy Aegis armor one last time.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Steven T. Seagle; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.

It's the dawn of a new era for the Man of Steel and a great jumping-on point for new readers - and it's only 10 cents. With the debut of a new Superman creative team, the powerful new Superman villain Amok and the enigmatic Futuresmiths, this is an issue not to be missed - and at this price, you won't have to. And wait 'til you see the surprise on page 22.

32 pages, 10 cents, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Joe Kelly; art by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna; cover by David Bullock.

Look up in the sky! It's a bird, it's plane, no, it's NOT Superman! It's a new terror that turns regular people into new metahumans, and it may be the beginning of something even more sinister. Featuring a guest appearance by Girl 13.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by Joe Casey; art by Derec Aucoin; cover by Kevin Nowlan.

Just as Clark drops in on his favorite author, a new Superman begins making some strange appearances -- and this Superman literally bends the law to his wishes. And what do the mysterious Hollow Men want with Earth's heroes?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by Mark Schultz; art by Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, Larry Stucker and Cam Smith; cover by Kilian Plunkett.

It's all-out war between Superman and Darkseid, with the fate of Steel hanging in the balance. The Superman family - Supergirl, Kara, Superboy, Krypto and Eradicator - travels to Apokolips on a rescue mission to free Steel, who's trapped by Darkseid in a deadly new armored suit. Can Superman defeat Darkseid in one-on-one combat, with the winner taking all? And what will happen if Desaad adds the intelligent Doomsday Rex into the mix?

48 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Jerry Siegel and Robert Bernstein; art by various; cover by Curt Swan and Neal Adams.

A reprinting of 1968's classic all-Legion 80-page Giant! Featuring the origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes by E. Nelson Bridwell and Pete Costanza as well as six more stories from the early '60s.

80 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


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

The Fatalist has given Johnny Rebel the means and support to defeat Supergirl -- both of them! Meanwhile, it's the first day of school for new student Kara Zor-El and Leesburg High's newest substitute art teacher, Linda Danvers. Looks like detention can be dangerous, and the Girls of Steel are both in for harsh lessons.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Elseworlds. Writer/artist John Byrne returns to a world in which DC's most popular heroes made their debuts in the same years their comics first appeared in our world! The series begins in the twentieth century, as Superboy rescues Batman from danger on a battlefield with the aid of the Legion of Super-Heroes' Saturn Girl.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Steve Gerber; art and cover by Doug Wheatley.

Elseworlds. Imagine a reality in which young Clark Kent was sent to Krypton before the destruction of Earth and became a hero. Last Stand on Krypton picks up 10 years after 2000's Superman: Last Son of Earth. Earth has thrived thanks to Kryptonian technology but Lex Luthor now threatens Krypton.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 29.



Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Alex Maleev.

Featuring special JLA guest Martian Manhunter. With the ignorant government of Atlantis after his head, Aquaman must make a new life for himself. Can Martian Manhunter help an old friend find his true path?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Jack Miller, Robert Bernstein, George Kashdan, and Bob Haney; art by Nick Cardy and Ramona Fradon; cover by Fradon.

Celebrate Aquaman's legendary 1960s adventures with Aquaman Archives Vol. 1, a hardcover collection spanning the King of the Seas' Silver Age career. Featuring Aquaman's Silver Age origin, the introductions of Aqualad and Aquagirl, and more, this landmark collection is not to be missed.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on Jan. 15.


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

As Big Daddy faces off against the champion of an alien race, Danny Danger makes a shocking discovery about the family business. Even if Daddy survives his fight, there's a devilish new problem waiting for him at home.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


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

Robotman has abandoned the group, and the Doom Patrol is in shambles. And while Ava attempts to initiate a romantic relationship with Ted Bruder, Fever meets the Purple Purposeless.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 8.


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

The conclusion to the 3-part "Run Riot!" The Flash heads after Gorilla Grodd, entering the frightening new Gorilla City. Will Wally West's attitude - and anger - be enough to stop an army of the most brutal fighters in the world?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins; cover by Brian Bolland.

Keystone City is on the brink of destruction again, and only The Flash can save it in The Flash: Rogues, collecting The Flash #177-181. But can he handle Captain Cold and the Mirror Master as well? Throw the Plunderer, Gorilla Grod and the Pied Piper into the mix, and it's a recipe for disaster.

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

The time-spanning adventure continues. Forever finds his chivalry put to the test when he and his friends find their way to a 21st century where knighthood is in flower and dinosaurs roam the Earth. As timelines get increasingly muddled, only Maelstrom and his ragtag band have any chance of defeating the dread Praetor before the damage to the cosmos becomes irreparable.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 15.


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

"The Archer's Quest," Part 6 of 6! Best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer saved the biggest surprise of "The Archer's Quest" for last. This is what it's all been leading up to. Why has Green Arrow been on this quest? Not for the reasons you think.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

With all the old GL sectors abandoned, there's plenty of work to be done. Ganthet sends Green Lantern and Jade to a formerly protected sector where an uncharted planet is under siege by a group of mindless, super-powered creatures. Kyle and Jen are the last hope for a race of industrialist nomads.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by Jim Owsley, Keith Giffen and Gerard Jones; art by M.D. Bright and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer.

The retelling of Hal Jordan's origin, reprinted for the first time in over a decade. How did Hal Jordan, now the Spectre, start his career as a Green Lantern? Learn the story behind Hal's rise to prominence is this classic tale.

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; painted cover by John Watson.

Hawkman and Hawkgirl are ambushed by one of their oldest adversaries - a woman claiming to be Hath-Set. She's prepared to sacrifice the Hawks in order to obtain the one thing no other heroes can give her: everlasting love.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 2.

JLA #77

Written by Rick Veitch; art and cover by Darryl Banks and Wayne Faucher

An issue guest-written by Aquaman's Rick Veitch. Something is stealing the memories of the JLA members! How will Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, and the Atom defeat a nemesis that has the ability to turn their most personal recollections against them? The JLA better hurry -- before they forget who they are.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

The current creative team's first foray into JLA territory is now collected in a trade paperback reprinting JLA #61-65. A foreign mission personally affects Wonder Woman and her actions threaten to unravel all of reality.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Darryl Banks and Paul Neary.

The Spectre and the JLA form an uneasy alliance when the minds of psychics across the country are hijacked by an entity called the Trans - a devastating alien menace that threatens the fabric of reality itself. The heroes discover that the only way to defeat such an overwhelmingly powerful opponent is to become one. Can even the JLA be trusted with the awesome power of the Spectre?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Jan. 22.

JSA #44

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

The JSA's trip through time concludes. Hawkgirl and the JSA of today battle alongside the heroes of ancient Egypt to stop Vandal Savage's reign of terror. But the war will look mild compared to Captain Marvel's shocking realizations about Teth-Adam.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Todd Seavey; art by Aluir Amancio and Rob Leigh; cover by Mike Manley.

Still reeling from his last defeat at the hands of the League, space pirate Kanjar-Ro (from the 2-part animated episode "In Blackest Night") returns to collect some of the deadliest weapons in the galaxy⤆weapons he's used to turn the World's Greatest Super-Heroes into the world's most powerful slaves.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kev Walker and Lanning; cover by Kilian Plunkett.

Timber Wolf may as well be called by his new name, Lone Wolf, especially after his fellow Legionnaires are taken down by the Fatal Five! Battered and beaten, the odds don't look good for Brin Londo, but the Five are about to learn never to corner a wounded wolf.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

As the newest mystery member looks on, devastating events force Witchfire to discover more about herself and her origins. Also, volatile disagreements over the Company's mission reach a crisis point as the deadly Dr. Polaris strikes.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 22.


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

Meet Rabid. He's 10-feet of pure, murderous rage, and only the Spectre can stop his killing spree. But government officials have become aware of the Spectre's dark mission⤆and the DEO doesn't like omnipotent forces interfering with standard operating procedures.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 8.


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

"Murder By Consensus," Part 2 of 3. The Consensus is coming to Earth, slipping into the world's consciousness via radio and television signals. Starfire has returned to stop it, but what chance does she have when half the Titans are already infected? Continued in next month's issue #50.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 22.


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 Dec. 26.


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

It's the end of an era, as writer/artist Phil Jimenez bids a fond farewell to Wonder Woman - in a "Day in the Life" issue that will bring a smile to longtime Wonder Woman fans. And as we get further insight into the life of Trevor Barnes, will he end up as Wonder Woman's new beau?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

It's Secret vs. Young Justice. Amid feelings of betrayal, the team's most innocent member turns to the dark side. Unfortunately, the rest of the team isn't powerful enough to contain her.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 2.



Written by Will Pfeifer and Robbie Busch; art by Matt Jenkins, Robert Pope and Dan Davis; cover by C. Martin Croker.

A company softball game on Ghost Planet degenerates into super-powered battle. Plus, Space Ghost yearns to star in witty commercials, just like Zorak -- or does he?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Sholly Fisch, Jesse Leon McCann and Frank Strom; art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Omar Aranda, Alberto Saichann, Scott McRae and Neal Sternecky; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

Foghorn Leghorn hatches himself a heap o' trouble while Daffy Duck sets sail on Porky's Ark. Plus, build a scooter trap along with Wile E. Coyote - if you dare - in "Acme Blueprints."

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Dan Slott and Roger Fredericks, art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo.

A supervillain is spelling out her plans letter-by-letter, and since spelling's not their strong suit, that spells T-R-U-B-B-L-E for the Girls.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by C. Martin Croker and Earl Kress; art by Robert Pope, Dave Hunt, and Vincent DePorter; cover by Joe Staton and Hunt.

It's a double feature of fear and fun at the drive-in movies, as Mystery Inc. investigates a freaky tiki goblin. Plus, the gang finds itself at sea with a glow-in-the-dark ghoul in "The Creepy Cruise."

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 8.


21 DOWN #5

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

Have things between Mickey and Preston gone too far? Will their moment of intimacy complicate the search for Herod, or is Preston merely a pawn in Mickey's game? Who or what is Test Subject 044 and what does it have to do with Mickey?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


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

Who is the mysterious gentleman known as Galaxia? What is his connection - past and future - to Automatic Kafka and the $tranger$? And how does a healthy game of tennis fit into the picture? All this and more as the mystery of the Bank is revealed.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 15.


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

Wrist Dragon mania is out of control -- and not in the good, lots-of-kids-happy kind of way. Meanwhile, Maggie Sun's personal connection to the source of all the trouble is turning out to be a bigger problem than she anticipated.

32 page, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 15.

GEN13 #5

Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ale Garza and Sandra Hope; cover by Jim Lee.

The truth behind the creature that stalked Hamza stuns the members of Gen13, especially after the discovery that they all share a similar fate! Ethan's deceased father gives him a warning, and Gwen seeks the truth behind her mysterious dragon tattoo, which brings her face-to-face with 21 Down's Preston Kills.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Warren Ellis; art by Ray Allen Martinez; cover by Brian Wood.

One hundred employees of an Internet firm based in Melbourne also happen to be members of a bizarre cult intent on going to the Heavens. Unfortunately they seem determined to bring an obscene number of unwilling souls with them -- unless Miranda Zero and the men and women on the Global Frequency can stop them.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Juan Santacruz and Francis Portela; cover by Christopher Shy.

Surge, Version Mary and Brian, trapped in the central offices of the GCC, face torture at the hands of the radioactive lunatic Sampizi. Using smart drugs to manipulate his mind, Sampizi awakens memories of Surge's violent childhood.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Tommy Yune and Jay Faerber; art and cover by Long Vo and Udon.

The new 6-part mini-series based on the popular '80s 'mech drama continues. Following the cataclysmic event that halted the war, Roy has returned to Pop Hunter's Flying Circus where Admiral Hayes invites him to join a top-secret research mission at Macross Island as a test pilot. To young Rick Hunter's dismay, Roy accepts the invitation and becomes the lead pilot in the mysterious VF-1 test program.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by by Carl Macek and Jack Herman; art by Dave Johnson, Neil Vokes, Mike Leeke, Reggie Byers, Chris Kalnick and Jeff Dee; cover by Tommy Yune

The Robotech story that started it all - collected in one trade paperback. The first volume in a complete reprinting of the original Comico series adapts the landmark animated series that helped introduce anime to America. Intergalactic war, death-defying adventure, heart-rending romance - this one has it all.

176 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by various; art by Jason Pearson, Alé Garza, Damian Scott, Carlos D'Anda, Rob Haynes, Tommy Lee Edwards and more; cover by Tommy Yune.

New Robotech art meets inside information in the Robotech Sourcebook. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Robotech universe - from Rick Hunter and friends to specs on the Veritech fighters - is all at your fingertips in this handy volume.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Sean Phillips.

The debut of a new ongoing Eye of the Storm series by acclaimed creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Holden Carter is the Conductor - an elite member of an organization of superhuman criminals and one of the scariest people on earth. There's just one problem: He's a deep-cover agent, and the only man who knows his true identity is in a coma.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 22.


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

After their harrowing escape from Chechnya, Santini decides it's time to visit one of his friends in the U.S. Senate, but this is definitely not a social call. He wants answers in his hunt for Ivana Baiul and he won't stop until he has them -- and her head. High-octane military action continues with guest artist Mark Texeira.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore; art by Jerry Ordway, Alan Weiss and Arthur Adams; cover by Art Adams.

Goloka hs many safe uses; it's kept Tom Strong and family young for years and aids in the Ozu spirit quest. But what happens to people who take too much? And when Young Tom ventures into the Shadow of the Volcano, will he find memories of his parents - or something far more disturbing?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

Halo is taking the world by storm. With the success of their products and Jack Marlowe's increasing media attention, they're expanding into other markets. Whether it's for good or ill is a question on several minds, though, including Dolby's.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 22.


MEK #3

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

The conclusion to the 3-part series. Sarissa has followed the trail and sifted the clues, hunting for the killers of her former lover in an apparent black-market Mek deal gone bad. But is everything as it seems? Is the recent flurry of military Mek hitting the streets a coincidence, or is a more sinister hand at work?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 15.


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

Sam Kieth's tale of a bizarre love triangle continues. Nikki whisks Amy away to an abandoned, triangular-shaped cabin in the woods. Before Amy can resist her advances, something dark and mysterious pulls her away in the night⤆to the bottom of a mineshaft where she and Tim confront the dark.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


100 BULLETS #42

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

In this final of six stand-alone issues, Agent Graves travels to El Paso, Texas, to deal out a little justice. The recipient? Gas-pumper Wylie Times, last seen in issue #30. Wylie's been down on his luck, stuck in a rut and he's about to find out why - and more important, who's responsible. But what does a guy who's happy knowing nothing do with information that can only lead to death?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Luke Ross and John Stokes; painted cover by Glenn Orbik.

"Tramps" Part 1 of 2. Harry Kraft's hopping freight trains when an unexpected stop lands him in a Hobo Jungle outside Charity, Ohio. But Harry doesn't believe in charity, and when a grisly murder rains on his parade, he looks to a heroin-addicted hooker named Faith for answers.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 22.


Written by Robert Rodi; art by Mark A. Robinson and Andrew Pepoy; painted cover by J.G. Jones.

In the stand-alone "Rebel Yell," Angela faces a mysterious masked opponent who literally explodes into her life. Plus, Go-Go reunites with his anarchist mother -- and a villain from the past who wants them both dead.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 2.


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

"Animal Farm," Part 4 of 5. As Snow White and Reynard the Fox run for their lives, Rose becomes a revolutionary. Trekking through woods and battling it out with lions, tigers and bears, Snow discovers that country life is even more dangerous than the big city.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Brian Wood; art by Denys Cowan and Kent Williams; cover by Jo Chen.

What have Little Brother and Cedric gotten themselves into? Vertigo's kung-fu caper continues as the cast is forced into action when the local fight boss launches a pre-emptive strike against the temple. With the lives of hundreds at stake, including Christy's, only Cedric knows what has to be done. It's time to fight.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 29.


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

As the madness of Spartacus Hughes runs rampant on the gargantuan city-ship Libertania, can the officers of the Hand persuade amnesiac agent Ned Slade to save the day when he's just been arrested on suspicion of child murder? And can Tony the cat withstand another attempt on his life? All this and more as the plot thickens.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 22.


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

The thrilling conclusion to "Red Sepulchre!" The Cold War has turned red hot, and Constantine has been forced to take sides. But when he surrenders the sepulchre to Domine Fredericks, the balance of power shifts, and old friends - as well as old enemies - finally get what's coming to them.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 29.


Written by Warren Ellis; art by John Higgins; cover by Tim Bradstreet

Warren Ellis' first Hellblazer story arc is collected in this volume reprinting issues #134-139. When John Constantine's old friend Isabel Bracknell turns up dead, he goes in search of the reasons behind it. But his investigation earns him a beating from the so-called "magician" responsible. Can Constantine help Isabel rest in peace?

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Andy Diggle; art by Goran Sudzuka; cover by Phil Noto.

With the aid of her trusty companion Mouse and her latest lover Rafe, a pirate sea captain, Johanna Constantine closes in on her prize, an iron box older than history and filled with celestial powers. Too bad it's buried 200 fathoms below the ocean. Luckily, Johanna has a trick up her sleeve in the guise of a certain "swampy" partner readers may recognize.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


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

Somewhere in the sprawling maze of The White School lies the secret of creation: the Sefer Raziel, the oldest book in existence, containing the greatest power of all time. Countless lives depend on Tim Hunter's finding it first. In order to succeed, he'll have to overcome not only his enemies, but also his friends.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by Mike Carey; art by Dean Ormston; painted cover by Christopher Moeller.

"Come to Judgment," Part 1 of 2. Lucifer has overcome his enemies - but the cost has yet to be counted. As the Morningstar begins to align reluctant allies for a new venture, a detective with a secret of his own begins an investigation into Elaine Belloc's death. Justice must be done -- even when the suspects include angels, demons and gods.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 15.


Written by Caitlin R. Kiernan; art by Joe Bennett; cover by Dave McKean

Part 1 of a 3-issue miniseries featuring The Sandman's cat goddess Lady Bast. As Lady Bast's legion of followers dwindles, so does her power. But when a teenage girl named Lucy finds a statue venerating the goddess, she sparks a series of events that will change her life forever.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 2.


Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Philip Bond.

Aging rock 'n' roll legend Rocky Lamont has successfully swapped bodies with young would-be pop sensation Cody. With Sean trapped in a hospital (in Rocky's 60-year-old body) and the newly-rejuvenated Rocky on the loose, the seeds of triumph and tragedy are sown as an estranged ex-wife, a drug-addicted girlfriend and a lascivious daughter are thrown into the mix.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Garth Ennis; art by Carlos Ezquerra; cover by Terry Marks.

The third installment in this batch of Ennis' newest War Story series. Outside Madrid in 1938, four soldiers from opposing nations find themselves trapped in the same foxhole. Will they be able to survive the night - and one another?

64 pages, $4.95, in stores on Jan. 8.


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Chris Bachalo and Art Thibert.

The atmospheric series is now available in softcover. Welcome to the Witching Hour, where the mysterious Amanda Collins moves through the troubled lives of ordinary people armed with little more than a blank white business card and a strange, supernatural presence. She offers them a chance to change their lives, but at what price?

160 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

Part 2 of the 5-part "Cycles." Yorick Brown arrives in the seemingly utopian town of Marrisville, Ohio. But what terrible secret are its residents hiding and how far will they go to protect it? Meanwhile, the trail gets hotter for the last man's bloodthirsty pursuers, and the situation grows more dire for Yorick's friends.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 22.

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