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Tuesday, July 15, 2003


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



Written by Brian K. Vaughan and Rick Spears; art by Rick Burchett, John Lowe, and Rob G.; cover by Tim Sale.

Featuring guest creators Brian K. Vaughan, Rick Burchett and John Lowe. The Mad Hatter has kidnapped Dr. Kirk Langstrom, a.k.a. the Man-Bat. But how does the volatile doctor fit into the Hatter's twisted scheme to remake Gotham in his own warped image? And in the backup, Part 3 of "The Dogcatcher," by Rick Spears and Rob G. One unlucky dogcatcher has found the Joker's pooch, and he's having one hell of a time getting it back to its rightful owner.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

The award-winning 100 Bullets team puts its indelible stamp on the Dark Knight with the first installment of the 6-part story "Broken City!" A dead girl's body is found in a Gotham Landfill, and the discovery sends Batman on a journey of self-examination that pits him against the Joker, Killer Croc and more.

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


Written by John Wagner; art and cover by Chris Brunner.

A new breed of vigilantes called Rough Justice burst onto the scene in Gotham. Inspired by Batman, they plan to wipe crime off the streets for good. But will their extreme methods accomplish what Batman's couldn't - or will they become the worst threat of all?

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


Written by Scott Beatty and Will Pfeifer; art by Roger Robinson, John Floyd and Brent Anderson; cover by Brian Bolland

Guest-starring Nightwing and Robin. Released after eight years in prison, Batman's old foe The Spook is ready to do whatever it takes to avoid the Dark Knight. Plus, in the black-and-white backup "Urban Renewal," Will Pfeifer and Brent Anderson join forces for a tale of a photographer who puts together a celebration of Gotham's architectural past - a past that is interwoven with the history of the Dynamic Duo.

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


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

It's the Hell-raising conclusion to the creepiest miniseries of the year! Arkham Asylum is besieged by malevolent spirits, and only one man can deliver its inhabitants from a fate worse than death. Is it Batman? The Demon? Would you believe...Fish?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang; painted cover by James Jean

Introducing the new regular art team of Rick Leonardi and Jesse Delperdang. A mysterious new pill called Soul has hit the streets of Gotham - a pill that unleashes a user's innermost desires and demons. Can Batgirl stop Soul from turning Gotham City into a drug-fueled warzone?

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


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

The Phantasm from the animated film Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm returns. While Batman's off spying on Gotham's mobsters, it's up to Batgirl to face the deadly Phantasm on her own.

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


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

A softcover edition of the lushly painted original hardcover. Ten years after an attack on Wayne Enterprises by a group of urban terrorists, Batman discovers the ringleader hiding in India. In the course of a journey that takes him to the hidden temple of a great Indian saint, Batman will find all his concepts of crime and punishment, justice and retribution, God and man, turned inside out.

96 pages, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 8.


Written by the Pander Brothers and Mark Paniccia; art by the Pander Brothers and Alvaro Lopez; cover by the Pander Brothers/

A new 8-issue mini-series by the Pander Brothers, Mark Paniccia and Alvaro Lopez. Renowned architect Evan Slate wants to transform Gotham City into a "City of Light" using a mysterious glowing material that will eliminate shadows from the City's streets. Is there a place for the Dark Knight in a "Neo-Gotham?"

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Greg Rucka; art and cover by Klaus Janson

The landmark mini-series continues. An unlikely visitor comes to Wayne Manor…looking for Batman. Meanwhile, Ra's al Ghul and Nyssa continue their private-yet-global war, Talia meets her destiny, and Alfred discovers something amiss in the Batcave. This definitive, final Ra's al Ghul story will test Batman's concept of morality - and mortality.

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


Written by Doug Moench; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Gulacy.

A new trade paperback featuring the return of Hugo Strange and a new cover by artist Paul Gulacy. With the Scarecrow by his side, Strange is determined to break Batman's will once and for all. But the Scarecrow has his own plans to defeat Gotham City's vigilante, and they involve Catwoman.

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


Written by Devin Grayson; art and painted cover by John Bolton

A Prestige Format Special written by Devin Grayson with painted art by John Bolton. The Joker awakens drugged and confused on the streets of London…and he's undergone a shocking transformation.

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


Written by Karl Kesel; art by Dave Taylor, Peter Doherty, Graham Nolan, Tom Morgan, Robert Campanella, and Sal Buscema; cover by Taylor and Campanella.

Collecting the 10-issue mini-series that recounts the first ten years in the uneasy relationship between the premier heroes of the DC Universe. Superman and Batman meet once a year to commemorate a tragic event. See how their worlds have evolved over the years. Featuring an introduction by Karl Kesel.

288 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 29.


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

The new creative team continues to ruffle the Birds' feathers as the Huntress returns. A powerful U.S. senator who fell victim to Savant contacts the Clocktower demanding a meeting with Oracle…only she's not there, and a wounded Canary is at the desk. The Huntress goes to meet him, but when things get ugly, can Dinah come to the rescue?

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


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

Selina and Holly's "Wild Ride" comes to its startling conclusion in Hawkman's and Hawkgirl's St. Roch! A recent threat is explained while new questions are raised.

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


Written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka; art and cover by Michael Lark

Kicking off a devastating story of carnage and terror that will transform the MCU and its relationship with Batman. A sniper strikes, creating a tense and deadly situation for the detectives of the MCU. And while the cops race to stop the killer, they must also help maintain calm among Gotham's citizens. But things quickly spiral out of control, culminating in a moment of violence that will leave readers speechless.

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


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

"Behind Blue Eyes" reaches its devastating conclusion as Harley makes her most controversial decision ever. Harley has little Amanda as well as the access code everyone's after! With international crime cartels in hot pursuit, Harley is out of options. But if she hands the girl over, she'll doom her to a lifetime of blindness.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Devin Grayson; art and cover by Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens.

Featuring the new regular art team of Patrick Zircher and Andy Owens. Cyber-Punks, street bikes and machine guns are just the beginning of Dick Grayson's troubles in this great jumping-on point for new readers! The coming year will be the most definitive epoch in Dick Grayson's history since he donned the mantle of Nightwing.

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

ROBIN #119

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

Possessing information that will affect the very existence of Gotham, Robin races against time to learn who will set in motion a series of violent events. And while his investigation hits one dead end after another, Tim finds himself losing his grip on reality.

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

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Written by Joe Kelly; art by Pascual Ferry and Cam Smith; cover by Ferry

"Supergirls" concludes. Natasha Irons, Girl 13 and the new Supergirl take an injured Superman to his Fortress for a last stand against Byakko.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

Metropolis has a brand new hero unlike any the city has ever seen! Meet the Minuteman…but does he have anything to do with the city's children turning into insects?

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


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

Bizarro falls victim to a mysterious Kryptonian disease that has affected Superman and Supergirl. But he am feeling better.

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


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

The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight Detective face off against Gorilla Grodd, Solomon Grundy, Lady Shiva and more. Superman and Batman are on the run, and the price on their heads has brought out some of the world's deadliest villains.

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


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

Witness Clark Kent's job interview at the Daily Planet. And while he's there, Metropolis comes under attack. It just might be the first job for…Superman! Plus, Clark, Jimmy Olsen and Lois Lane meet for the first time.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

The Creeper and Jimmy Olsen try to stop the carnage as Metropolis is plunged into a power failure. The city has turned against the Tech, and heroes are racing to the disaster to help. But what happened to Killgrave, the new master of Metropolis' Tech?

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


Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Jerry Ordway.

A new printing of the trade paperback collecting the landmark mini-series that redefined the Man of Steel in the mid-'80s. Collecting John Byrne's The Man of Steel #1-6 with a new cover by Jerry Ordway.

180 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by John Byrne and Marv Wolfman; art by Byrne, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, and Jerry Ordway; cover by Ordway.

In stores October 1. A chronological reprinting of a new era for Superman begins! Superman #1-3, Action Comics #585-587 and Adventures of Superman #424-426 are collected, reintroducing readers to the likes of Lex Luthor, Metallo, Darkseid and more.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Elseworlds. Exile on another dimensional plane for 800 years has left the gods of New Genesis virtually devoid of power. Can they survive the trap Darkseid has set for them?

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

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Written by John Broome; art by Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, Irwin Hasen and Arthur Peddy; cover by Hasen.

A hardcover volume collecting five classic JSA adventures. Reprinting All-Star Comics #39-43, this Archive Edition has the JSA taking on the Injustice Society, Professor Zodiac, and more. Plus, an introduction by Roy Thomas.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on Oct. 8.


Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Tony Harris.

Aquaman rushes towards a climactic battle with his deadliest enemy, the Thirst, at the mythical Fountainhead - the source of the four rivers that bring all spiritual energy into our world. But even with his Black Manta at his side, nothing can stop Aquman from meeting an unexpected fate that will leave him reeling.

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


Written by Gardner Fox; art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson and Sid Greene; cover by Kane.

A new hardcover Archive featuring the early adventures of Ray Palmer, the Atom. This volume, reprinting The Atom #6-13, features Mighty Mite's early team-ups with Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the classic villainy of Dr. Light, the return of Chronos and much more. Plus, an introduction by Roy Thomas.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Oct. 22.


Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by George Pérez.

Round 2 of the comic-book event of the year. The titanic team-up the world has waited for continues as the threats that brought the heroes together in the first issue tear the teams apart. Guest-starring every character to ever belong to the Avengers and the JLA. Co-published by DC and Marvel. Look for JLA/AVENGERS #3 solicited next month by Marvel.

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


Written by Steve Vance; art by Christine Norrie and J. Bone; cover by Darwyn Cooke.

This issue: Somebody dies! As if it isn't bad enough that San Narciso High's popular girls have dangerous abilities, now Lauren's stuck with super-powers of her own! Meanwhile, will the Bad Girls unleash their power-packed pettiness on the world, or on one another?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Farel Dalrymple.

A new 12-issue maxi-series by Green Arrow's Judd Winick delves into the world of organized crime in turn-of-the-century San Francisco! The first of three 4-issue story arcs (the latter two illustrated by John Severin and Tom Fowler, respectively) tells the tale of Izzy and Jacob Weiss, brothers and co-workers for San Francisco's Jewish Mafia who've done the dirtiest work for years. But this time, their Boss may have pushed them too far.

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


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

The mini-series set in the New West continues! On the bad streets of South Central L.A., a legendary tough girl comes face to face with the six-gun drifter who shot her father, Cinnamon.

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


Written by Gardner Fox and Dennis O'Neil; art by Mike Sekowsky, Sid Greene, Dick Dillin and Joe Giella; painted cover by Jerry Ordway.

Four more summer meetings between the legendary Justice League of America and Justice Society of America are collected in this volume. Collecting JLA #55-56, 64-65, 72-73, 83-84 plus an introduction by Martin Pasko and a new cover painting by Jerry Ordway.

208 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 29.


Written by Joshua Dysart; art by Pop Mhan and Art Thibert; cover by Christina Chen.

The high-octane mini-series mixing street racing and demonology continues. A fateful racing crash has left young Ame Okamuro possessed by Etrigan the Demon - and her actions begin to tear her Yakuza clan apart. Clan leader Ishiguro, obsessed by the arcane hideout where the Demon was unleashed, is no help. Will Jason Blood step forward or disappear into the City of Angels?

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


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

The solo adventures of Dr. Fate continue. Nabu has disappeared, and Dr. Fate grows more alarmed at his absence and the coven of Salem mystics make their magical intentions known. Meanwhile, Justin Guilder's life takes a turn for the worse as Nabu's ancient enemy, The Curse, reappears with a vengeance seeking to destroy Fate and all of Salem with the help of the infernal demons he calls Skynts.

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


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

Treachery abounds among Golgoth's "twisted" Chiefs of Staff…and we learn more about the one secret no one dares ask about in the empire: What happened to Golgoth's wife?

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


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

"Little Better Than A Beast" continues as Lee scours Bete Noire for clues about Teresa's murder…which leads her to an uneasy alliance with Slate! Plus, Ezil's presence in Bete Noire stirs up trouble with Juris and Dolf.

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art and cover by Alberto Dose.

"Ignition," Part 3 of 6. As The Flash attempts to come to grips with his new identity, a new Rogue announces his presence in Keystone City. But what is his strange connection to The Flash? Plus, meet the new Keystone City Rogue Profiler and see what Captain Cold, Keystone's most wanted man, has been up to.

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


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

Within the bowels of Roulette's underground fight club, Mary Marvel and Captain Atom battle as hundreds of the world's most dangerous villains look on.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

The pulse-pounding conclusion to the 6-part "Straight Shooter!" Ollie makes his final, desperate stand against the unbeatable assassin Constantine Drakon.

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


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

Green Lantern has been trying to restore order to Sector 2814, but that doesn't mean that life on Earth has stood still. And when Kyle sends a message back to his friends and loved ones on Earth, there's a good chance he's not going to like their replies!

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


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

Batman has the Joker, Superman has Lex Luthor…and Hawkman will meet his greatest adversary in "The Headhunter," a 3-part story introducing a man who thirsts for ultimate knowledge. A new beginning for Carter Hall and Kendra Saunders starts here.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.

H-E-R-O #9

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet.

A new storyline begins - and not everyone who gets the H-E-R-O device wants to be a hero! Gotham City native Tony Finch has another dream: to be the greatest super-villain of all time! He's made his plans. He's done his homework. And now, thanks to the device, he has the power. The question is: What's he going to do with it in a city defended by Batman and populated by a horde of other villains?

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


Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Kano; painted cover by John Van Fleet .

Collecting the first six issues of the critically acclaimed new series! What if you found a device that gave you such superhuman power? Powers and Abilities explores what three ordinary people would do in such a situation. Featuring an introduction by Geoff Johns and a cover gallery by John Van Fleet.

144 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 22.


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

It's the gut-wrenching finale of the mini-series as humans meet demons in an all-out battle upon the face of Hell. And one Corps member is about to learn he has a lot more in common with the enemy than he thought.

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


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Kalman Andrasofszky; cover by Scott Iwahashi.

Continuing this summer's most unusual new series. Young Matt and his sister Candy, who's become a real-life video game heroine, are on the run from everyone: the police, their parents and even Korben, a mysterious government operative assigned to capture them. But whom he is really working for, and what's his deadly secret?

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

JLA #88

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

The red-hot "Trial by Fire" storyline continues here. The Burning Martian has hijacked the world's nuclear weapons, psychically triggering World War III - and the JLA must scramble to track down all the warheads. Meanwhile, Batman makes his desperate gambit to bring Plastic Man out of retirement, but the stretchable superstar doesn't remember his old life with the League.

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

JLA #89

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

The JLA's "Trial By Fire" concludes with the brawl to end them all - Plastic Man versus The Burning amidst the wreckage of an atomic blast. But will the Justice League have to sacrifice a longtime teammate in order to save the day?

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

JLA-Z #2

Written by Mike McAvennie; art by Kevin Maguire, Howard Porter, John Dell, and various; cover by Phil Jimenez.

A handbook to DC's greatest super-team featuring artwork by some of the biggest names in comics, timed to coincide with the inter-company crossover of the decade. Featuring the second of a triptych of covers by Phil Jimenez, this stunning issue covers heroes and villains ranging from Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) to the Lord of Time, illustrated by notables including Kevin Maguire, Howard Porter and more.

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

JSA #53

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jésus Meriño.

Wildcat comes face-to-face with the new Crimson Avenger and is confronted by a past crime he had hoped to forget…and the only member of the JSA around to help him is Power Girl! But Crimson Avenger won't let anyone stop her from extracting lethal vengeance. Plus, Black Adam begins the next phase of "Black Reign!"

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


Written by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, and Brian Azzarello; art by Stephen Sadowski, Andrew Pepoy and Eduardo Risso; cover by John Cassaday and Mark Lewis

Spotlighting Dr. Mid-Nite, featuring a Golden Age backup tale by 100 Bullets' and Batman's Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso! What must Doctor Mid-Nite face from his past, and how will he confront the future? Plus, discover the mysterious connection between Pieter Cross and Charles McNider, the original Dr. Mid-Nite.

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


Written by Fabian Nicieza; art by Tim Levins and Robin Riggs; cover by Butch Lukic.

Is it a rampaging super-villain? An alien threat? Or just a misguided little boy? Superman, Batman and J'onn J'Onzz have their own opinions, but will they learn the truth before it's too late? And if they save the boy, will they doom the planet?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Chris Batista, Mark Farmer, Dave Cockrum, Paul Rivoche, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, Chip Wallace, and Eric Wight; cover by Harris and Feister.

Kicking off the landmark 6-part story "Foundations" that brings Superboy into the Legion! Part 1 begins in Smallville, where a young Clark Kent is confronted by three oddly dressed teens…but by the end, a dead hero will have returned, a young man will have found his destiny, and an apocalyptic darkness prophesied in "Dream Crime" will have reared its ugly head.

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on Oct. 29.


Written by Keith Giffen; art by Alex Horley and Andy Kuhn; painted cover by Horley.

Find out what's so special about Dhabba Dhu, the world Lobo now reluctantly rules. Plus, Ambush Bug gets busted out of the Dhabba Dhuan pokey just in time to screw everything.

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


Written by Judd Winick; art by ChrisCross and Sean Parsons; cover by Michael Golden.

The Outsiders uncover Brother Blood's insidious plot to take over the world, but Blood's monks are one step ahead of them, leaving a gruesome trail of bodies in their wake. And the last stop of the trail might be the end for one of the Outsiders.

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


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

The hot new series with astrological overtones continues. The disappearance of Na'ia and P'eotr sends a shockwave through all Eidolon as a lone diplomat tries to head off the political conflagration it's caused. But the true shocker is the planet where the lovers have landed.

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


Written by Bob Haney; art by Jay Stephens and Mike Allred; cover by Nick Cardy

Elseworlds. Step back in time as the original Teen Titans - Robin, Wonder Girl, Kid Flash, Speedy, and Aqualad - find themselves on an amazing adventure to rescue the King of Camelot himself: John F. Kennedy.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Oct. 8.


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

The new Teen Titans disobey a direct order from their elders and go on a hunt for the hunter. Plus, Wonder Girl comes face to face with an unlikely ally.…

32 pages, 2.50, in stores on Oct. 15.


Written by Geoff Johns, Judd Winick, Phil Jimenez, and various; art by Ale Garza, Jimenez, Mike McKone, Tom Raney, Geoff Johns, Andy Lanning, and various; cover by McKone & Lary Stucker and Raney and Scott Hanna.

A one-shot devoted to DC's hot new super-teams. Teen Titans writer Geoff Johns and Outsiders writer Judd Winick join Graduation Day artist Alé Garza for an extra-sized story revealing secrets of both groups, with hints at the terrible threats they'll face in the months to come! Plus, Donna Troy's friends and loved ones remember their fallen friend in a story written and drawn by Phil Jimenez, and pinups of familiar and new characters from both teams' titles by an array of incredible artists. And don't miss the pencilling debut of Geoff Johns.

64 pages, $5.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

The Flash makes a cameo appearance in Part 2 of the 5-part story "Down to Earth!" Touring to promote her long-anticipated project, Diana encounters a raging forest fire - but why does she refuse the help of the Fastest Man Alive? And one of Wonder Woman's greatest foes makes an unexpected appearance on Themyscira…but what is he doing there?

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


Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, William Moulton Marston and Jack Cole; art and cover by Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, H.G. Peter, and Jack Cole.

A special Sampler priced under a dollar, featuring four classic Golden Age tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Plastic Man! Reprinting tales from Superman #6, Batman #5, Sensation Comics #11 and Police Comics #51.

48 pages, 99 cents, in stores on Oct. 1.

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Written by Robbie Busch, Jim Alexander and Michael Kraiger; art by Stephen DeStefano, Bill Wray, Enis Temizel, Tim Chi Ly and Mike Kazaleh; cover by Wray.

Boy genius Dexter goes to the bottom of the sea, IM Baboon literally cooks up trouble, and Courage the Cowardly Dog battles a house-eating robot.

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


Written by Bill Matheny, Earl Kress and Frank Strom; art by David Alvarez, Omar Aranda, Mike DeCarlo, Alberto Saichann, Neal Sternecky and Scott McRae; cover by Alvarez & DeCarlo.

Porky Pig takes a tumultuous train trip; Yosemite Sam babysits Tweety; and Daffy Duck teaches Elmer Fudd to hunt wabbits.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Bill Matheny; art by David Alvarez and Duendes Studio; cover by Duendes Studio.

An action-packed adaptation of the live-action Looney Tunes feature film releasing in November, featuring Steve Martin, Brendan Fraser and Jenna Elfman. Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck team up for a madcap global mission to find a mysterious gem called the Blue Monkey - if you can call their bitter rivalry "teaming up." The top artists from the Looney Tunes monthly bring it all to life.

56 pages, $3.95, in stores on Oct. 22.


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

When gigantic aliens pick Townsville Park for a family outing, fighting them is no picnic.

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


Written by John Rozum and Michael Kraiger; art by Joe Staton, Stephen DeStefano, and Scott Neely; cover by Joe Staton and Dave Hunt.

Mysterious doings are in the stars as the gang investigates a haunted observatory. Plus, a Hawaiian vacation turns spooky.

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

Bobbleheads and more!



Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Jesus Saiz and Palmiotti.

Collecting the critically acclaimed 7-issue "Conduit" story arc, this volume introduces 20-year-old tattoo artist Preston Kills, an unlikely hero with the ability to touch someone and see the moments before and after their death. For more information, see the feature article.

176 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 22.


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

The fantasy-adventure series by the acclaimed team of Busiek, Pacheco and Meriño takes a dramatic turn. Even if they survive, Fletcher and those he loves will be forever changed. In the thick of battle in the skies over Europe, Fletcher's illusions are shattered. There are two kinds of airmen: those who learn fast and those who die hard. Every day is a struggle against death, and Fletcher's starting to think it wouldn't be so bad to lose…

$2.95, in stores on Oct. 15.


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

The Authority must contend with one of the most defining - and dangerous - aspects of the human race: faith. How will the Authority handle a group that has a more appealing message than their "finer world?"

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

The War of the Ages has begun. No one outside Camp Forever is aware that dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the Earth. With Rick and Samantha behind bars and Jamal and the others on the run from the creatures, can anyone warn the world of the impending doom?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.

GEN13 #14

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

As the hunt for the original Gen13 intensifies, Caitlin Fairchild comes to the shocking discovery that everything she believes about her world and herself is a lie.

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


Written by Humberto Ramos, Olallo Rubio, and Francisco Herrera; art and cover by Herrera and Carlos Cuevas.

Get ready to rush headlong into a secret extreme sport known only as Kamikaze in a new 5-issue mini-series. Following the murder of their guru Stone, extreme sports crew Zyon, Andy, Tyra, and Tisha must piece together a mystery that may just put them in the middle of this deadly sport.

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


Written by David Brin; art and cover by Scott Hampton.

A beautifully painted original graphic novel gives a glimpse at an alternate ending to World War II! It's 1944 and the Nazis are on the ropes, sliding toward inevitable defeat…until the gods of Norse mythology inexplicably appear and turn the tides of the war in the favor of the Axis.

144 pages, $29.95, in stores on Oct. 15.


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

This issue: a major revelation from Elijah Snow's past. It's 1933 and Snow floats down-river towards a golden city shrouded by the immense jungle. After encountering a dashing figure, a man raised by animals, Snow meets a brilliant and harmonious people - and one of the great loves of his life…

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


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

What does a rash of possessions mean? Why are they happening? And what horrific event will result from them? The Possessed are about to find out, as the small town of Ironwood becomes a haven for demonic parasites and unholy sin.

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


Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Long Vo, Charles Park, Jo Chen and Alan Tamm; covers by Long Vo and Tommy Lee Edwards

Max Sterling must face the most difficult task of all…notifying the Dixons of their son's death in combat. Plus, in the backup, Lin Kai-Fun at long last gets a glimpse of his enemy...but the real turmoil revolves around kissing Minmei, his first cousin. Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Long Vo (50 percent) and Tommy Lee Edwards (50 percent).

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


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

The critically acclaimed mature crime/super-villain series rolls into its third act! Holden Carver, along with his two closest allies on the wrong side of the law, go on an extremely dangerous mission - one that will cost one of them their lives.

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


Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith; cover by Michael Golden.

Citizen Soldier destroys every satellite in orbit, cutting off the media, knocking out communications grids throughout the world, and pushing the world closer to war. And while Citizen Soldier's suicide super-heroes kill the world leaders capable of containing the panic, Team Achilles draws closer to bringing him down. But is it too little, too late?

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


Written by John Layman; art by Brett Booth and Al Vey; covers by Booth and Vey and Ben Oliver.

It's the end of the line for the ThunderCats. A stunning upheaval rocks the very foundations of Thundera as the Thundercats, along with friends and enemies, old and new, rise up against the malevolent War Dogs in a war to end all wars. But what has Mumm-Ra really been up to, and what final tricks does he have up his sleeve? Note: This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Brett Booth & Al Vey (50 percent) and Ben Oliver (50 percent).

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by D'Anda and Carlos Meglia.

A new take on the 'Cats. The Berserkers, once defeated by the Thundercats, have returned - and they want vengeance! They capture Thundercats ally Hachiman, the powerful Samurai warrior, and hold him for ransom. But when the Thundercats get involved, it turns out that this is exactly what Hammerhand, leader of the Berserkers, was hoping for.

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


Written by Warren Ellis; art and cover by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Race through the streets of London gangster-style in this new 3-issue mini-series. When camera-girl Rosi Blades films Zen gangster Tony Ling chasing down a runaway gang member, she quickly finds herself caught in a mad duel over a stolen case.

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

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #15

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

The car of tomorrow…today! As Spartan prepares to unleash the Halo car onto an unsuspecting world, a still-crippled Grifter discovers a new way to stay in the gunfighter game involving the initials M.M. Meanwhile, the early rumblings of Coda War One continue across Europe.

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

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Written by Alan Moore; art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie; cover by Zander Cannon

The mini-series spinning out of Top 10 continues. Jeff Smax, back on his home planet for the funeral of his beloved Uncle Mack, is confronted by the dragons of his past. Accompanied by his partner, Toybox, he soon finds that he must do just that…but can he see the signs pointing him in the right direction while navigating through the bureaucratic red-tape necessary to get a Dragon-Slaying License?

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


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

Don't they know it's the end of the world (it ended when you said goodbye)? After three years on the run in Millennium City, Promethea returns to New York to commence the apocalypse and is reunited with her mother, Jack Faust, Stacia, and others from her past.

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


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

The pieces fall into place as the heroes draw near the Grand Canyon. The Scarab and the Liberator must battle Dr. X's powers of illusion while Tom Strange and company make their way up from the South Pole. But what is the source of the null force sweeping the United States?

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


Written by Peter Hogan; art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

A major new revelation in the Tom Strong mythos! Tom Strong, Tesla, and her boyfriend Val head to the moon on a rescue mission at the request of Russian Science-Hero Svetlana-X. Their quarry: her husband Dimitri, a missing Cosmonaut. But as they search for the missing hero, the quiet grandeur of the moon is shattered by the sudden kidnapping of one of their party.

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

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100 BULLETS #47

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

"In Stinked," Part 1 of 6. Fear and loathing descend upon 100 Bullets as Jack and Mikey - last seen in issue #22 - go on the road trip from Hell. Whipping down the freeway at Mach Nine with your hair on fire, getting pinched by the cops and kicking trips to the zoo. Jack discovers that the only way to get the monkey off his back is to let the tiger out of its cage.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Grant Morrison; art by Chas Truog, Doug Hazlewood, Paris Cullins, Mark Farmer, and Steve Montano; painted cover by Brian Bolland.

This long-awaited third trade paperback completes the collection of Grant Morrison's legendary re-imagination of Animal Man. Reprinting Animal Man #18-26, Deus Ex Machina follows Buddy Baker through an incredible odyssey of discovery and features a new cover by renowned cover artist Brian Bolland.

232 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 1.


Written by Bill Willingham; art by Linda Medley; painted cover by James Jean

In a special single-issue story, guest artist Linda Medley draws the tale of The Barley Corn Brides. When the Fables were exiled, the Lilliputian soldiers found themselves without any women. And when Thumbelina comes to town, it's every man for himself. What can one woman do against an army of suitors?

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


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

Part 1 of a new 5-part story, "Staring at the Wall." Back from his world tour, John prepares for the apocalyptic arrival of the shadow dog - and he's planning to meet it in force. But some of his reluctant allies may have agendas of their own…

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


Written by Garth Ennis; art by Steve Dillon; painted cover by Glenn Fabry.

A new volume reprinting Garth Ennis' and Steve Dillon's final Hellblazer arc in issues #78-83 as well as the special one-shot Heartland. John Constantine heads towards a final showdown with a revenge-crazed Satan during a raging race riot, and in addition to desperately trying to save his dwindling number of living friends, Constantine also has one final reunion with his lost love Kit.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 8.


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

The conclusion to the 2-part "The Unshredded Man." John Matthews faked his own death on 9/11 to escape corporate scandal…but now his past has caught up with him, and his former employers are holding his wife hostage. Their final ultimatum: Matthews' death or his wife's. Can Christopher Chance figure out how to have them all survive unscathed? And with both his wife and his life on the line, can Matthews be trusted to not double-cross Chance?

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


Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock.

They're trapped and outgunned on enemy ground, but the Losers still have one hell of an ace up their sleeve: the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in America's arsenal! But even that won't be enough to save them when they discover that Max, the man who had them "killed," may not be the CIA operative he appeared to be.

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


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

"Brothers in Arms," part 2 of 3. When the titans besiege Heaven, help comes from the most unexpected and unwelcome quarter of all. But in this battle, Lucifer Morningstar cannot hope to prevail…unless he can persuade his brother Michael to stand with him.

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


Written by Bill Willingham; art by Mark Buckingham, Zander Cannon, Duncan Fegredo, Peter Gross, Niko Henrichon, Adam Hughes, Phil Jimenez, Michael Kaluta, Marc Laming, Jason Little, Shawn McManus, Linda Medley, Albert Monteys, Kevin Nowlan, Andrew Pepoy, Paul Pope, John Stokes, and Daniel Torres; cover by Dave McKean.

Collecting writer Bill Willingham's assorted tales of the Dreaming, originally presented in The Sandman Presents: Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent Of D.R.E.A.M., The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid To Ask #1, The Dreaming #55 and the 4-issue mini-series The Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 15.


Written by Brian Azzarello; art and cover by Joe Kubert.

Brian Azzarello teams with comics legend Joe Kubert for a World War II tale that puts Sgt. Rock in the midst of a murder mystery behind enemy lines. When four German prisoners of the Easy Company are slaughtered, Rock must find the killer and keep his men alive.

144 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 22.


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

Part 1 of the 2-part "Comedy & Tragedy," featuring guest penciller Paul Chadwick. What might art and entertainment be like in a world without men? The female performers of the Fish & Bicycle Traveling Theater Company are here to show you. But what the hell does this have to do with the last man on Earth? A monkey with a knife wound may hold the answer...

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

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