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Tuesday, May 20, 2003


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



Written by Ed Brubaker and Rick Spears; art by Patrick Zircher, Aaron Sowd, and Rob Goodridge; cover by Tim Sale.

Part 2 of "Made of Wood" finds Batman and Sentinel teaming up to solve a decades-old mystery. Can they find a serial killer before he carves up the innocents of modern-day Gotham? Plus, Part 1 of the 4-part backup tale "The Dogcatcher," by indie creators Rick Spears and Rob Goodridge, following the exploits of an unfortunate city worker who finds the Joker's lost dog.

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


Written by Tom Peyer; art and cover by Tony Harris.

Part 2 of "Irresistible," a 3-part story arc. Batman's hot on the trail of Frank Sharp, who desperately tries to use his mind-altering powers to manipulate the criminal underworld.

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


Written by Scott Beatty and Jill Thompson; art by Dave Ross, John Floyd and Thompson; cover by Brian Bolland.

You may think you know the truth about the death of Jason Todd…but you're wrong. As events in the present force Bruce Wayne to look into the past, some of the actions and events surrounding the demise of the second Robin become clearer. Plus, in the black-and-white backup, "The Best of Gotham" - a guide to Gotham City nightlife by Jill Thompson.

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


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

After the shocking revelations of last issue, Batman faces the battle of his life. But given the betrayals he's discovered, can Batman possibly fight the one person whom he cannot - and will not - fight? Was this the master plan all along? Or are there still more twists to come?

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


Written by Dan Slott; art by Ryan Sook and Wade von Grawbadger; painted cover by Eric Powell.

Someone's opened all the cell doors in Arkham Asylum, and now it's party time. Dr. Arkham and his band of guards are left to face a horde of a thousand maniacs…including a ticked-off Killer Croc with a score to settle.

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


Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Adrian Sibar and Andy Owens; painted cover by James Jean.

Batman and Batgirl have tracked Dr. Death to Tarakstan, home of the super-powered terrorist known as the Black Wind. Can they stop the deadly doctor from delivering weapons of mass destruction into the hands of a madman?

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


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

The exciting conclusion of Batgirl's untold origin. Firefly and Killer Moth have turned their psychotic attention to the Gotham Police Headquarters, trying to make a name for themselves by leaving the place in ashes. Batgirl's going to take these bugs down, with or without the help of the Dynamic Duo.

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


Written by Dan Slott and Ty Templeton; art by Terry Beatty and Templeton; cover by Kelsey Shannon.

Featuring two full tales. Private detective Harvey Bullock is chained to a suitcase that everyone wants - including a marksman named Deadshot! Can Batman keep him off-target? Plus, in the backup story, learn how Bullock lost his badge.

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


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

Collecting the mini-series that brought the ferocious Aliens into Batman's backyard again. A construction crew uncovers a sealed laboratory where the last survivor of an Antarctic expedition sought to seal away the evil he carried back to Gotham City. Now that evil has escaped, and only Batman can stop it. Co-published with Dark Horse Comics.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 6.


Written by Jim Starlin; art and cover by Bernie Wrightson.

A new printing of a classic Batman tale! Deacon Blackfire, a charismatic shaman with roots as old as Gotham City itself, has amassed the city's homeless into an army, one he seemingly uses to fight crime. But Blackfire has a hidden agenda…

208 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 6.


Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson.

A mini-series that pits Batman against one of his greatest foes: Ra's al Ghul! After centuries, time has caught up with al Ghul, and only his greatest enemy can save him. Can these longtime enemies become allies?

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


Written by Doug Moench; art and cover by Tony Wong.

Following up on the success of Kia Asamiya's manga take on the Dark Knight in Batman: Child Of Dreams comes a hardcover with art by Tony Wong. When Batman uncovers Internet broadcasts of vicious snuff film murders, he follows the trail of clues to Hong Kong. But can his methods and techniques work in a foreign country with different laws and customs?

128 pages, $24.95, in stores on Aug. 13.


Written by Len Wein; art by Guy Davis; painted cover by Bernie Wrightson.

Elseworlds. The amazing conclusion to the Elseworlds tale! Edgar Allan Poe has faced his own inner demons as well as the mysterious Raven Murderer. Now his investigation is at an end, and not even the Batman's intervention and detective skills will be enough to prepare Poe for the truth that lies behind the murders of Baltimore's elite.

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


Written by Joe Casey; art by Cully Hamner and Dexter Vines; cover by Hamner.

One of the creepiest Batman tales ever told. A serial killer stalks the streets of Gotham! As if that's not bad enough, the Dark Knight must figure out how to stop a madman who can see into the future.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


Written by Gail Simone; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei.

Savant's true demands for Oracle are revealed, as she's given 24 hours to "discover" Batman's true identity. But Savant doesn't realize that the Huntress is on the case and that Black Canary plans to be a less-than-cooperative hostage.

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


Written by Ed Brubaker; art and cover by Cameron Stewart.

Catwoman's road trip has brought her to the underworld of Keystone City and an unlikely pairing with Captain Cold. The only way she can get the info she needs out of the rogue is to aid him in a quest that will take them deep into the Flash legacy.

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


Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Michael Lark.

The "Half a Life" storyline reaches its conclusion. Now that all of Renée Montoya's secrets have come out, she's come face to face with the person behind it all. After being kicked off the force and having her personal life destroyed, Montoya's been pushed too far - and not even Batman can stop her.

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


Written by A.J. Lieberman; art and cover by Mike Huddleston and Troy Nixey,

Harley Quinn has $500,000 riding on delivering a child to a certain location on time…only the kid's being hunted by every mob family in Gotham.

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


Written by Devin Grayson; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; cover by J.H. Williams III.

It's an all-out throw-down between Nightwing and Tarantula as Dick Grayson tries to bring in Blüdhaven's newest vigilante for the murder of Chief Redhorn.

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

ROBIN #117

Written by Jon Lewis; art by Pete Woods and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Jo Chen.

Vague warnings from beyond time itself have Robin convinced that he's about to be betrayed by someone close to him. To complicate things, Robin doesn't know if it's someone trying to help him or trying to end his career…and his life!

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

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Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry, Karl Kerschl, and Cam Smith; cover by Ferry.

Superman is attacked by an unkown assailant and left for dead, and it's up to Girl 13 (from the critically acclaimed "Lost Hearts" story) to protect him! But Natasha Irons, Steel's niece, thinks Girl 13 is the enemy.

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


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

Lois Lane and Clark Kent are on the job! A new candidate for the presidency makes his presence known, but his political agenda may be tied to a plot that could destroy the whole world.

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


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

Terror strikes Metropolis, and Superman must make a critical decision that results in the birth of a new adversary who wants to end all any means necessary.

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


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

A new, improved Metallo attacks both Metropolis and Gotham, bringing the guardians of each city together for a monumental battle! Plus, Lex Luthor assembles a mysterious super-team assigned to "help" the Man of Steel. Featuring a card-stock cover and glossy paper. For more information, see the feature article. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers spotlighting Superman (50 percent) and Batman (50 percent).

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


Written by Mark Waid; art and cover by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan.

Continuing young Clark Kent's heroic journey with another 40-page issue featuring a card-stock cover and glossy paper for just $2.95. The Man of Steel-to-be becomes embroiled in a political conflict in South Africa and must decide the best way to settle things. It's a tale that leads to Clark's accepting one of the key elements that will make him Superman.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 6.


Written by Chuck Austen; art by Teddy Kristiansen; cover by Ashley Wood.

Introducing new series artist Teddy Kristiansen. An insightful and different take on Superman and Jimmy Olsen's friendship, as Jimmy realizes that he's lost Lena, the girl in the Tech.

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


Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Elseworlds. Superman has learned the deadly secret behind Darkseid's attack on the Earth, but an attempt to take the battle to its source hurls the Man of Steel into the Smallville of 800 years in the past! Get ready for the time-tossed meeting of a pair of gods of New Genesis and a confrontation with a ruthless gunslinger named…Jonah Hex!

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


Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Elseworlds. Collecting the first sequel to John Byrne's Superman & Batman: Generations. Imagine if Superman and Batman aged normally from their debuts in 1938 and 1939! How would their legacies be passed on to future generations of heroes? With appearances by Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, the JSA, the Spectre, Batgirl, Blackhawk, Deadman, Cyborg, and others, this volume has twists at nearly every turn.

200 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 27.



Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

Aquaman and his archenemy, Black Manta, join forces to stop The Thirst from reanimating an army of corpses. Can these two foes put aside years of hatred to defeat an enemy more powerful than both of them?

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


Written by Steve Vance; art by Jennifer Graves; cover by Darwyn Cooke.

Lauren is the new girl in the mall-and-beach town of San Narciso, California, and though this is her third high school in two years, she's determined to call this one home. But it's not easy finding a place among the cliques of the high-school social hierarchy…especially when the popular girls have super-powers. And what mystery lies beneath the school?

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


Written and illustrated by Matt Wagner; cover by Wagner.

Matt Wagner's tale featuring DC Comics' greatest super-heroes reaches its breakneck climax. While attempting to save the world from total destruction, an uneasy bond is formed by three new allies. Can they rally to defeat the mysterious eco-terrorist who commands the power to bring the world to its knees?

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


Written by Jen Van Meter; art by Francisco Paronzini and Robert Campanella; cover by Howard Chaykin.

A tale of revenge and honor told against the sun-bleached asphalt of the New West. Cinnamon's drifted for years as a hired gun along the Mexican border, but when a shady job takes her north, she must face up to the ghosts that haunt her dark past.

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


Written by Christopher Golden; art by Don Kramer and Prentis Rollins; cover by Paul Rivoche.

A new miniseries spotlighting the mysterious golden-helmeted hero from the JSA. Hector Hall moves to Salem, Massachusetts in an effort to lead a normal life…but when Caitlin Bibeau and her angry ex-boyfriend come to town, they bring with them a centuries-old evil that dates back to ancient Egypt.

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


Written by Mark Waid; art by Barry Kitson and James Pascoe; cover by Kitson.

The saga of Golgoth's mighty reign of world domination continues. Another nation has fallen into the hands of the empire, yet Golgoth isn't happy. It's one thing to build an empire - it's quite another thing to maintain control of it…especially since the iron-fisted despot has taken more than one traitor into his confidence.

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


Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Peter David digs further into the mysteries of Bete Noire. "Asia Minor" - the astoundingly convivial head of Bete Noire's narcotics business - calls in a debt. Lee reluctantly agrees to guard a shipment of an especially potent drug passing through Bete Noire, but quickly finds herself involved with a mysterious man presenting himself as a rival drug lord.

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Alberto Dose

A bold new beginning for The Flash, as new series artist Alberto Dose makes his debut. In the aftermath of the most horrific attack on The Flash ever, the Scarlet Speedster is nowhere to be found. As Keystone City becomes a breeding ground for lethal street races and rogues, a new type of Flash emerges - a new identity - one we can't say anything else about.

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


Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Kevin Maguire and Joe Rubinstein.

It's déja vu all over again as Maxwell Lord and the former heroes of the Justice League set up shop in a strip mall. Unfortunately, they're up against the one foe they hadn't counted on…the one enemy who can shut them down. Stronger than Despero…more powerful than the Legion of Doom. Get ready for the debut of The Local Community Board.

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


Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; painted cover by Matt Wagner.

"Straight Shooter," Part 4 of 6! Released from the hospital, Ollie recuperates at home with Connor and Mia attending to his every need. But when Joanna Pierce shows up, tension mounts! Meanwhile, newscasts report that several people from the neighborhood around the construction site have gone missing.

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


Written by Ben Raab; art by Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos; cover by Ariel Olivetti.

Green Lantern's efforts to restore order in outer space have brought him some unwanted attention. Stopping criminals and disasters is one thing, but being deemed a god by an entire planet is something he doesn't want to get mixed up in…especially since the local cosmically powered deities don't like competition.

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art by José Luis Gárcia-López; painted cover by John Watson

Carter Hall journeys to Germany to pay tribute to a man who was very important to him over 200 years ago. Take a trip through the past with Carter as he's forced to confront elements about his previous lives.

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

H-E-R-O #7

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; painted cover by John Van Fleet

Kicking off a new 2-part story. A group of guys calling themselves Chaos, Inc. finds the H-E-R-O device and records their crazy, irresponsible super-powered stunts on digicam, quickly turning them into the hottest thing on the underground Internet video circuit! Meanwhile, someone who's been searching for the H-E-R-O device through the years stumbles onto Chaos Inc.'s website and finally realizes who's in possession of the treasured device.

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


Written by Ty Templeton; art and cover by Clément Sauve Jr. and Juan Vlasco.

A dizzying 30,000 feet above the California Coastline, the Human Defense Corps embarks on their most dangerous mission yet - a séance. But what they find may be far from dead and buried…

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

JLA #84

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

J'onn J'onzz's "Trial By Fire" begins here, as JLA kicks off a 6-part storyline that ships biweekly. Super-villains across the globe are suddenly incapacitated by remorse over the deeds of their heinous pasts, leading the JLA to investigate the cause of this mysterious about-face. But how does the answer connect to the Martian Manhunter?

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

JLA #85

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

The Martian Manhunter's red-hot "Trial By Fire" continues here. The world's villains are on the verge of mass suicide, and Firestorm has just been attacked in the JLA's own backyard. If the Justice League doesn't figure out who's behind the chaos soon, they'll be the next victims.

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


Written by Joe Kelly; art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Yvel Guichet, Mark Propst, Lewis LaRosa, Al Milgrom, Dietrich Smith, Darryl Banks, Sean Parsons, and Wayne Faucher; cover by Mahnke.

Concluding the much-anticipated saga, this volume collects JLA #72-76, as the JLAers fight back from death to stop the Ancients from rewriting history. Aquaman has been found, but now he and the Atlanteans must be rescued. And in the present, the replacement JLA must also stop the Ancients while still learning how to function as a team.

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


Written by Chris Claremont; art by Josh Hood and Sean Parsons; cover by Arthur Adams

The mini-series comes to a pulse-pounding conclusion! It's the JLA's darkest hour, as its members are infected one by one with the monster-making virus! The world's only hope lies in the hands of…Plastic Man?

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

JSA #51

Written by David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns; art and cover by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jésus Meriño.

Doctor Fate returns, as the final fate of Mordru is revealed during the blistering aftermath of the "Princes of Darkness" saga. And what does the future hold for the estranged members of the JSA?

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


Written by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer and James Robinson; art by Mike McKone, Wayne Faucher and Tony Harris; cover by John Cassaday and Mark Lewis.

Spotlighting the spectacular Stargirl. The Star-Spangled Kid enlists the aid of her partner and stepfather, S.T.R.I.P.E., as she heads out on a hunt for the one person she'd rather forget: her biological father. Plus, a backup Golden Age Starman tale by the team of James Robinson and Tony Harris.

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


Written by Stan Lee and Michael Uslan; art by Kevin Maguire, Karl Story, Jerry Ordway, John Byrne, Terry Austin, Gary Frank, Sandra Hope, Dan Jurgens, Bob Layton, Sergio Aragones, John Severin, Kano, and Adam Hughes; cover by Stuart Immonen

A second collection of Stan Lee's re-imaginings of the DC Universe's mightiest icons. This volume reprints Just Imagine Stan Lee With Kevin Maguire Creating The Flash, …With Jerry Ordway Creating The Jla , …With John Byrne Creating Robin, …With Gary Frank Creating Shazam, and more.

256 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 20.


Written by Stuart Moore; art by John Delaney and Robin Riggs; cover by Kelsey Shannon.

A menace from Green Lantern's past returns. The first time Green Lantern fought the alien race called the Shayol, they killed three of his fellow GL Corps members. Now they've arrived on Earth, and GL must decide how to deal with them - before Hawkgirl takes matters into her own hands.

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


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer; cover by Tony Harris and Tom Feister.

The secret behind "Dream Crime" is revealed in the senses-shattering conclusion to this 5-part storyline. The heroes of the 31st century find themselves faced with the most comprehensive, stealthiest conquest of civilization ever undertaken, plus a menace who exists only in their minds.

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


Written by Keith Giffen; art by Alex Horley and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Horley.

Lobo's deeply immersed in the planet of self-exploders…and that's only the beginning of his problems. The Main Man's gotta' find a way to regain his dignity and his reputation from Bling-Bling the Hip-Hop Ho'. Of course, all Bling-Bling wants for Christmas is Lobo's head on a platter. One of Lobo's original artists, Mike DeCarlo, contributes a twisted 6-page comic-within-a-comic that explains why.

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


Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna.

The Outsiders have their hands full with Gorilla Grodd and his army of angry apes! Meanwhile, across town, one of Nightwing's deadliest foes is torturing Lex Luthor with an electrifying experience! Will the Outsiders arrive in time in save the President?

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


Written by Keith Giffen; art by Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek; painted cover by Tony Harris.

An original sci-fi cosmology teeming with warriors, politicians, nobles, knaves, heroes, damned fools, and a war that's coming to Earth…tomorrow! Fan-favorite writer Keith Giffen's self-proclaimed "life's work" pairs him with acclaimed artists Colleen Doran and Bob Wiacek for a tale of the war-torn planet Eidolon, where the Zodiac isn't the stuff of mythology…it's real.

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


Written by Bob Haney; art by Nick Cardy and Bruno Premiani; cover by Cardy.

Collecting The Brave & The Bold #54 and 60, Showcase #59, and Teen Titans #1-5. This volume contains the first eight appearances of DC's super-teens - kicking off one of DC's most exciting legacies! Learn how Robin, Aqualad and Kid Flash joined forces with Wonder Girl and Speedy to form this swingin', way-out team.

204 pages, $49.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


Written by Peter Bagge; art and cover by Bagge.

In this issue-length story, the entire SWEATSHOP crew attends a large comic-book convention - each with his or her own reasons for going. For Mel, it's vainglory, while romance and business opportunities occupy the minds of his staff members! Plus, guest appearances by Neil Gaiman and Ivan Brunetti.

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza; cover by McKone and Alquiza

Join the Teen Titans as they get a feel for their new team and a new routine. The new Teen Titans head out to meet the new and improved Cyborg, but things won't go as planned. Meanwhile, Wonder Girl gets a strange visit from an unlikely ally, and Impulse gets a lesson in reality he won't soon forget.

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


Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; cover by Adam Hughes

A new creative team launches a new era for comics' best-known heroine. Writer Greg Rucka begins his open-ended run with a self-contained issue featuring interior art from the team of Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder. While Wonder Woman fights to capture the brutal dictator of an African nation, a new hire at the Themysciran Embassy discovers just how enormous Diana's mission truly is.

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


Written by Greg Rucka; art by J.G. Jones and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by Jones.

Wonder Woman faces off against her JLA-companion Batman in this softcover version of the original hardcover graphic novel.

96 pages, $17.95, in stores on Aug. 13.

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

Reprinting Spirit sections from July 1, 1945 to December 30, 1945. In late 1945 Will Eisner received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, and in December of that year he returned to his masterwork - The Spirit.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Aug. 6.


Written by Tom Warburton, Bobbi J.G. Weiss, Jim Alexander and Scott Cunningham; art by Maurice Fontenot, Jared Deal, Matt Jenkins, Jeff Albrecht, Dave Simons, Chuck Frazier, and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Fontenot and Deal.

Fly high with the adventures of the Kids Next Door, fresh from Cartoon Network's newest hit show. Plus, Dexter the boy genius uses science to help his dad battle a backyard pest, and more.

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


Written by Bill Matheny, Earl Kress and Scott Cunningham; art by David Alvarez, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo and Ruben Torreiro; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

Pépé Le Pew goes a-courtin'; the Three Bears get Daffy Duck as a houseguest; and Bugs Bunny takes Elmer Fudd on a bang-up museum tour.

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


Written by Robbie Busch and John Rozum; art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy.

Townsville heats up when Buttercup eats garlic pizza, and we ain't talkin' pepperoni. Plus, the Girls battle a mind-absorbing monster.

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


Written by Earl Kress and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Horacio Ottolini, Scott Jeralds and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Joe Staton.

Everything old is new again for this 75th issue. The Mystery Inc. gang's got a hip new look and a juiced-up Mystery Machine, as seen on the hit Kids WB! show What's New, Scooby-Doo?

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


Written by Terrance Griep and Chris Duffy; art by Ned Sonntag, Ivan Brunetti and Gary Fields; cover by Glenn Barr

A Scooby-Doo spectacular for just $1.00. This special one-shot reprints the stories from 1997's Scooby-Doo #1 at a low, low price.

32 pages, $1, in stores on Aug. 6.

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21 DOWN #12

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

The astonishing conclusion to "Roadside Attractions!" Alex confronts a being claiming to be Herod. Mickey and Preston's lives are drastically transformed. And all of 21 Down undergoes a dramatic change. This issue's startling revelations and shocking secrets lay the groundwork for the upcoming second 21 Down series, as the same creative team takes the critically acclaimed series in a bold new direction.

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


Written by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell; art by Campbell and Alex Garner; cover by Campbell.

Collecting the phenomenally popular Danger Girl: The Ultimate Collection and The J. Scott Campbell Danger Girl Sketchbook as a limited-edition, signed-and-numbered, oversized, slip-cased, two-volume hardcover set! This Absolute Edition features the full 7-issue miniseries plus a ton of behind-the-scenes sketches and a cover gallery. This edition is limited to 10,000 copies.

326 pages, Oversized Hardcover (8 1/8" x 12 1/4"), $75, in stores on Nov. 19.


Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Meríño

The mini-series reuniting the team of Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Meriño continues. War, magic and romance abound as Fletcher Arrowsmith commences his training as a mystical aviator in 1915 New York. But with the world gripped by a global war and death looming, is there time for a young man to fall in love? Unforgettable characters and an exotically different world spring to life as this much-anticipated tale unfolds. 32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 20.


Written by Kurt Busiek; art by Brent Anderson; painted cover by Alex Ross.

The mini-series continues with an Astro City courtroom drama. What happens when a lawyer argues the "death-like coma" and "evil twin" defenses to keep a murderer out of jail? It's a rare glimpse of Astro City in the 1970s - including a first look at the Blue Knight - a new breed of "hero" for a troubled era.

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


Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Dwayne Turner, Sal Regla and Sandra Hope; cover by Turner and Hope.

The Authority is one of the hottest books in comics - now the explosive tale that led into the new series is collected in one volume! This issue reprints the 3-part story "High Stakes," serialized in three Eye of the Storm titles. Find out how our heroes react when a murderous bet is made at the expense of the planet Earth. Also included are character designs by Dwayne Turner.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 6.


Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla; cover by Turner and Regla.

The first story arc comes to an apocalyptic conclusion! Following the brutal assault on the Carrier that left the team in shambles and Swift captured, The Authority has declared war on Reality Incorporated. But survival may be their only consolation, as they face overwhelming firepower and a planet full of the horrific Hybrids.

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


Written by William Messner-Loebs; art and painted cover by Sam Kieth

Messner-Loebs's and Kieth's quirky look at the ancient Greeks featuring a new 36-page story. For the first time, both the original Epicurus graphic novels, along with the hard-to-find 15-page tale from Fast Forward #3, are collected into one snazzy volume, wrapped in a new Kieth cover painting.

160 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


Written by Robert Weinberg; art by Brett Booth and Sal Regla; cover by Booth.

The modern-day prehistoric saga continues. As the research team works to uncover the secrets of an ancient, advanced dinosaur civilization, it stumbles across an even greater discovery: thousands of the prehistoric beasts in cryogenic sleep! What happens when they inadvertently activate the waking mechanism? Will the dinosaurs be civilized enough to seek a peaceful resolution, or will they be driven by animal instinct?

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

GEN13 #12

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

Caitlin Fairchild died with the rest of the original Gen13, but she came back. The others didn't…or so she thought. A sinister European power broker known only as the G-Nome has a client looking for a young team, and the new Gen13 fits the bill. And he's got the perfect enticement to get them involved: evidence that the original Gen13 - despite all the proof to the contrary - may still be alive and in his power. Now Caitlin must choose between the friends she lost and the young people who've just begun to trust her.

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


Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ale Garza, Ramón F. Bachs, Sandra Hope and Raúl Fernández; cover by Garza.

Collecting GEN13 #0 thru 6, featuring the series relaunch by Chris Claremont, Alé Garza and Sandra Hope. The mysterious Herod chooses four teens, granting them powers and leaving them with the enigmatic warning "You will be judged." Can the four come together under the leadership of Caitlin Fairchild, leader of the old Gen13 team?

176 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 13.


Written by Warren Ellis; art by Jason Pearson; cover by Brian Wood.

Five years ago, Aleph was the brilliant underachiever on campus…then she met Miranda Zero, and her life changed. Now she's the focal point of the Global Frequency rescue organization, coordinating crucial data during each operation. That is, until five minutes ago. The Global Frequency HQ has been breached, and Aleph must stand her ground and fight - for her life, and the life of every other agent on the Frequency.

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


Written by Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs; art and cover by Kieth.

Sam Kieth's The Maxx, originally published by Image Comics, ran 35 issues and inspired a cult favorite animated series on MTV. Now this wildly popular, long out-of-print comic returns as a series of highly anticipated collected editions from WildStorm. Book One, collecting the first six issues, introduces us to the surreal yet touching universe of The Maxx, a homeless super-hero who lives in a cardboard box on the street, and his social worker/soulmate, Julie. Featuring a cameo appearance by Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Aug. 6.


Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by John Cassaday

With The Four momentarily in disarray, Elijah Snow initiates the second part of his comeback plan: to hunt down and discover the truth about Anna Hark, daughter of the criminal genius of the '30s, who died in the Adirondacks with the rest of Axel Brass' associates. Her story begins in medieval China and ends in the spires of modern America.

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


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

This volume collects Planetary #13-15 for the first time. Witness the secret history of Elijah Snow, a man who's been tracking strange occurrences since the late 1800s. Snow and his cohorts begin piecing together the mysteries they've discovered and begin a direct campaign against the four people hoarding Earth's unnatural secrets for themselves.

72 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


Written by Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger; art and cover by Liam Sharp.

The demon-infested mini-series continues. The exorcists storm a Philadelphia high-rise where a First Communion ceremony has been up-ended by the violent possession of a young boy, coming face-to-face with a demonic spirit that will go to any lengths to stay in our world. But what secrets does this spirit hold about future otherworld attacks? And who isn't telling the exorcists the entire truth about the past?

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

RED #2

Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Cully Hamner.

The mini-series continues. Paul Moses, the C.I.A.'s retired killer extraordinaire, has been reactivated following an attempt on his life…an attempt authorized by the new Director of the C.I.A. Now it's a game of cat-and-mouse, as Moses vows to kill those who ordered his murder.

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


Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong with Tommy Yune; art by Long Vo, Charles Park, Jo Chen and Alan Tamm; covers by Long Vo and Kilian Plunkett.

Max and Miriya finally meet…but on the battlefield. Their first encounter is on opposing sides of the war, and Max will have to fly his toughest mission to survive this encounter. And in the back-up story, Minmay makes her first appearance in "Little White Dragon," but there's a snag in production as an argument over the authenticity of a Zentraedi Battlepod derails the day's shoot. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50 percent) and Kilian Plunkett (50 percent).

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


Written by Ed Brubaker; art and painted cover by Sean Phillips. What becomes a Doppelganger most? On the hunt for Lynch's secret notebook, Holden meets his mirror-image, a government agent who claims to be an operative for TAO. But even more unsettling is that he appears to know a lot more about Holden than he should.

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


Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith; cover by Whilce Portacio.

Who is Citizen Soldier, and what are his plans for the world? As the planet deals with the fallout from the theft of the world's gold reserves, a new enemy emerges from America's past. Can a depleted Team Achilles handle the burden of taking on an American icon?

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


Written by John Layman; art by Brett Booth and Al Vey; covers by Booth and Francisco Herrera.

The alliance between Lion-O's Thundercats and Mumm-Ra's mutants is off to a rocky start. Tempers flare, mistrust abounds, and it's a safe bet there's a traitor in their midst. But the War Dogs have given the Thundercats a timeline to surrender, and the clock is ticking. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Brett Booth (50 percent) and Francisco Herrera (50 percent).

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


Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by James Raiz and Andrew Currie.

The saga of giant robots vs. horrible monsters reaches a shocking conclusion. Zoe Flynn is piloting the most amazing vessel ever conceived - a massive ARCangel designed to battle the mutant monsters threatening Tokyo. But who designed these super machines? And for that matter, where did the monsters come from? It's all a mystery…until Zoe pulls back the curtain and spies the wizard pulling the strings.

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


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

Year Two of this critically acclaimed series kicks off in style with the return of a long-lost cast member, as we catch up with a certain white-haired Coda warrior slicing her way across Europe! Meanwhile, the noose tightens around Mister Wax's neck. You can't keep an affair with the boss' wife a secret forever.

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


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

The first six issues of the critically acclaimed new series by Joe Casey, Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend are collected in one handy volume. On the surface, Jack Marlowe is a strong-willed and visionary businessman…but who can tell just what devious schemes are hatching under his android exterior?

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 20.

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Written by Alan Moore; art and cover by Zander Cannon,

A new mini-series spinning out of Top 10. When Jeff Smax's beloved uncle passes away, the Top 10 officer is called back to his homeworld with his partner, Robyn "Toybox" Slinger. But what they find is a world filled with magic, spells and bizarre creatures.

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


Written by Alan Moore and Peter Hogan; art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Karl Story

The Null Zone sweeping across the Western United States and disrupting all electrical devices has been deemed a National Emergency. And the President has reunited S.M.A.S.H. Will the science heroes be able to stop this perplexing phenomenon? Meanwhile, other heroes are reunited in Invertica City, and the hunt for Tom Strange begins. But where do you begin to look for someone who vanished years ago?

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


Written by Alan Moore; art by Jerry Ordway and Karl Story; cover by Chris Sprouse and Story.

The 3-part "How Tom Stone Got Started" comes to a tragic conclusion. This new world has fallen to dark, sad depths. Sides are chosen, battle lines are drawn, family and friends are torn apart. It's a world that one woman desperately tries to prevent from ever existing.

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

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Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by Lan Medina and John Stokes; painted cover by Glen Orbik.

In the final issue of the series, Harry Kraft's adventures go out with a bang and a whimper, thanks to a hot night with Broadway bombshell Mindy Marin. Meanwhile, Starburst's costumed hero, Dr. Dream, seeks revenge on Tiny Tim's killers.

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


Written by Jason Hall; art and cover by Cliff Chiang.

The curtain closes on the final act of the mini-series. With her life quickly spiraling out of control, it's time for The Creeper to confess her sins and answer for her crimes. But is she prepared to pay the ultimate price?

32 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


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

"Storybook Romance," Part 3 of 4. Snow and Bigby are lost in the deep woods, on the run from a pistol-packing motorchick bent on revenge. You've known for some time that he's really the Big Bad Wolf, but now, for the first time, we'll see what happens when Bigby has to huff and puff in order to save Snow's life.

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


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

The ground-breaking miniseries concludes with apocalyptic revelations galore. It's the end of the line for Ned Slade as the Hand organization crumbles around him and the final truth is revealed. Get ready to meet Mother Dirt and learn who really runs things on Planet Earth.

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


Written by Mike Carey; art by Doug Alexander; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Part 1 of the 2-part "Bred in the Bone," featuring art by Doug Alexander. In 1983, off the bleak coasts of Scotland, John Constantine faced and contained an ancient, unnatural evil. But old monsters refuse to lie down, and 20 years later his niece Gemma must deal with the consequences of John's actions.

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


Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido

A new ongoing series that's part high-octane action and part psychological thriller, kicking off with an extra-sized first issue at the regular issue price. Christopher Chance has been living as Frank White, but that idyllic new existence is about to come crashing down around him as the line between reality and illusion becomes increasingly blurry.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 27.


Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Javier Pulido.

In this softcover version of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel, Christopher Chance is hired to impersonate an aging film actor marked for death by an extortionist who preys upon the Hollywood glitteratti.

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


Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock.

The red-hot new series continues with "Goliath" Part 2 of 5. The Goliath heist is going well…maybe too well. Clay thinks his team is all on the same page, but when Aisha suddenly appears on the scene, suspicions are raised that she might not be what she appears. Can The Losers sort it out before it blows up in their faces? Fat chance.

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


Written by Mike Carey; art by David Hahn; painted cover by Christopher Moeller.

In "Sisters of Mercy," a stand-alone story guest-illustrated by noted indie cartoonist David Hahn, hybrid angel Elaine Belloc and her dead best friend Mona get three hours to run around London while their futures hang in the balance. Will Lucifer finally break even on his debt to Elaine?

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


Written by Neil Gaiman; art by P. Craig Russell, Milo Manara, Bill Sienkiewicz, Miguelanxo Prado, Barron Storey, Glenn Fabry, and Frank Quitely; painted cover and book design by Dave McKean

Neil Gaiman returns! Endless Nights presents seven tales - one for each member of the Endless - that reveal strange and surprising truths about the Sandman and his uniquely dysfunctional family.

160 pages,Oversized Hardcover (7 1/4" x 10 7/8"), $24.95


Written by Jonathan Vankin; art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Shawn Martinbrough.

In the conclusion to the series, Tuze puts her plan in motion to save Taeng from a life of exploitation. But in Bangkok, even the best intentions can lead to shocking results.

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


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

"One Small Step," Part 4 of 5. Take three astronauts, one surface-to-air missile launcher, and a pair of Mossad-issue handcuffs…and you'd only have half the ingredients of the last man on earth's most dangerous escape act.

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


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

The second story arc of Y: The Last Man is collected in this new trade paperback! Reprinting issues #6-10, Cycles features a special sketchbook section by artist and cocreator Pia Guerra. As Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, begins to make his way across the country to California, he and his companions are forced to make an unscheduled stop in Marrisville, Ohio - a small town with a big secret.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Aug. 13.

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