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Tuesday, August 19, 2003

DC COMICS FOR NOVEMBER

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

BATMAN TITLES

DETECTIVE COMICS #788

Written by Paul Bolles and Rick Spears; art by Mike Lilly, Sean Parsons, and Rob G.; cover by Tim Sale.

"The Randori Stone" Part 1 of 2. Two years ago, Eddie Hurst was sentenced to death for a trio of murders he didn't commit. He was supposed to await his execution quietly in a cold cell at Blackgate…but something's happened to Eddie Hurst. He's gotten stronger. A lot stronger. And now he wants revenge on everyone who had a role in sending him down the river! Only Batman can stop the coming bloodbath - but can he uncover the mystery of Eddie's newfound strength? And in the backup, the flea-bitten conclusion of Rick Spears' and Rob G.'s "The Dogcatcher!"

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 5.

BATMAN #621

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

Part 2 of the 6-part "Broken City" by the creative team of 100 Bullets. Batman continues the hunt for the man who killed a boy's parents in Gotham's underground, with the help of Gotham Central's Detective Crispin Allen. But as luck would have it, the Dark Knight runs into a little problem. Little problems in Gotham? Fat chance.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #173

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

Batman confronts Rough Justice. Frustrated by the extreme methods of the group, Hellfire tries to leave. But the only way out is in a body bag. Plus, Detective Ehrlich is convinced that Batman is connected to Rough Justice and leads the Gotham City Police Department on a manhunt for the Dark Knight.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #47

Written by Scott Beatty and Judd Winick; art by Roger Robinson, Whilce Portacio, John Floyd and Sal Regla; cover by Brian Bolland

Kicking off a new story arc that reveals a major secret from Bane's past and guest stars Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, and Oracle. Batman's decision to help Bane walk the path of the angels may come back to haunt him, as Bane has resurfaced in the Himalayas targeting the remnants of a Kobra base containing potentially devastating weapons. Batman must gather his allies in an attempt to stop Bane from locating the motherlode! And in the back-up, "Riddle Me This," Judd Winick, Whilce Portacio and Sal Regla chronicle the Riddler's career of mayhem.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 19.

BATGIRL #46

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

Guest-starring Oracle, with cameos by Batman and Nightwing. Batgirl seeks out the source of the new designer drug, Soul, that's bringing chaos to the streets of Gotham City. But when her investigation leads Cassandra to the "enhanced" street gang called The Lost Girls, Batgirl is suddenly thrust into battle against the one enemy she thought she'd never face: herself!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 19.

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE TP

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

A look into the action-packed origin of the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon. This volume collects the 9-issue miniseries that uncovered Gordon's transformation from average citizen into costumed super-heroine.

224 pages, $17.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

BATMAN ADVENTURES #8

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

Batman faces off against the Black Mask! Whose side will the deadly Phantasm take? Plus, in a brooding back-up story, Bruce reflects on the many masks he wears.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 19.

BATMAN: THE ARROW, THE RING, AND THE BAT TP

Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Greg Land and Dick Giordano and Sergio Cariello; painted cover by Jon Foster.

Green Arrow provides the focal point for two stories set early in the careers of Batman, Green Lantern and the Emerald Archer in this volume that collects Legends of the DC Universe #7-9 and Legends of the Dark Knight #127-131. Writer Dennis O'Neil contributes an introduction.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

BATMAN: CHILD OF DREAMS SC

Written by Kia Asamiya; translation by Max Allan Collins; art and painted cover by Asamiya.

Batman gets the manga treatment. It's a mammoth adventure by manga sensation Kia Asamiya featuring the World's Greatest Detective in action in both Gotham and Tokyo, locked in mortal combat with his greatest enemies.

352 pages, black and white, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #2

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

The new mini-series illuminating Gotham City continues. As a new Gotham rises, one madman threatens to tear it apart. His name is Purge, and his relentless attacks have thrown this new "City of Light" into chaos. And the one man who can save the day - the dark avenger who has always fought to save Gotham - is losing himself in an intense internal battle. Can Batman pull himself together?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #4

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

The final R'as al Ghul story continues. Bruce must weigh the cost of Ra's al Ghul's incredible offer and determine whether he can accept making a deal with the devil. Plus, we at last begin to learn the history behind Nyssa's war with Ra's. And Batman is confronted by the last person he ever imagined he'd see again.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

BATMAN: DETECTIVE #27 HC

Written by Michael Uslan; art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg.

Elseworlds. Bruce Wayne becomes a member of a secret society of detectives to battle the decades-old criminal conspiracy that left him an orphan in this stunning original hardcover graphic novel! Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt, Selina Kyle and others are just a few of the players in a Batman story unlike any before.

96 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 2 HC

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

The second half of the best-selling "Hush" storyline is collected in a handsome hardcover! This volume collects Batman #613-619, featuring a startling confrontation between the Dark Knight and the Joker, plus the shocking revelation of the identity of the enigmatic Hush himself.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Dec. 3.

BIRDS OF PREY #61

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

In issue #60, Oracle made a shocking decision. Now Babs and Dinah must face the consequences. And to make matters worse, the Birds are hunted by their most powerful foe yet: the U.S. government.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 19.

CATWOMAN #25

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Hulacy

New art team Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti come aboard for a storyline that brings Catwoman back to Gotham City. Things in East End have taken a turn for the worse, and a gang war is brewing. You won't believe the deadly Batman foe brought in to contain the "feline problem!"

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 26.

CATWOMAN: CROOKED LITTLE TOWN TP

Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Brad Rader, Cameron Stewart and Rick Burchett; cover by Michael Avon Oeming.

A volume collecting Catwoman #5-10 and Catwoman Secret Files, written by Gotham Central and Detective Comics' Ed Brubaker! Holly uses her street-savvy skills to help Catwoman get to the bottom of a new spread of drugs - only to find herself in danger and ultimately wanted by the police! Plus, a new cover and story pencilled by Michael Avon Oeming.

168 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

GOTHAM CENTRAL #13

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

The shadow of the Joker crosses the GCPD. A lone sniper terrorizes Gotham City, and the detectives are always one step behind. As word of the crisis hits the media, panic starts to spread, making the police's job that much harder…and when it becomes apparent that the Joker may be involved, the city turns into a powder keg, ready to blow.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

HARLEY QUINN #38

Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Charles Adlard; cover by Scott Morse

It's the final issue for the Cupid of Crime, and she's going down in flames. The apparent arrest of the Joker in Gotham sends Harley spiraling down a path of paranoia, and it appears the Joker has turned the tables on Harley again.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

NIGHTWING #87

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

Blockbuster turns up the heat in his personal war against Nightwing. But when danger strikes close to home, will Dick Grayson's life ever be the same? Don't miss a defining moment in the life of Nightwing.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 12.

ROBIN #120

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

Robin must confront the dark fact that someone in the ranks is going to turn traitor in the years to come, plunging Gotham into a deadly war between heroes and vigilantes. If Robin doesn't learn the traitor's identity fast, he'll be relegated to spectator as the world he knows goes to Hell in a handbasket.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 19.

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SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #809

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

Who killed Jack Ryder? While on vacation with Lois, Clark becomes the prime suspect in a murder mystery. Since he was in action as Superman, he's the only one without an alibi.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 5.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #622

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

The chilling prophecy of the Minuteman comes to pass as children are turning to insects. Meanwhile, Superman finds himself battling the Anti-Angelica in both his world and theirs.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 12.

SUPERMAN #199

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

The true origins of the new Supergirl are explored, as the city of Metropolis goes crazy.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #4

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

Captain Atom gathers the team of heroes hand-picked by President Luthor to bring in the fugitive Superman and Batman. And they're just the first wave of the attack.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

SMALLVILLE #5

Written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter; art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker, Pete Woods and Ron Randall; cover by John Van Fleet

A special issue bridging the gap between Seasons 2 and 3. Learn where Clark Kent went when he sped off on his motorcycle to Metropolis, and exactly what he did when he got to the big city. Plus, a backup tale revealing the fate of Whitney, Lana's old boyfriend.

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #5

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

It's Superman vs. the anti-terrorism weapons of Metropolis. Is this strange visitor a bigger danger to the city than Superman himself?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

SUPERMAN: THE KANSAS SIGHTING #1

Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and cover by Jamie Tolagson.

A 2-issue Prestige miniseries exposing Jor-El's early trips to Earth via Kryptonian "UFOs." Surely Jor-El wouldn't have sent his only son to Earth without thoroughly checking the planet, right? Could he have sent probes to our world? Perhaps he even kidnapped Earth inhabitants for study? Superman wrestles with the guilt of knowing his father may have done these things to protect him…and a team of UFOlogists who remember and research a UFO landing called "The Kansas Sighting" are out to prove that it is connected to the first appearance of the Man of Steel.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #10

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

A day at the zoo in Metropolis is no picnic, as Killgrave has gained control of the Tech and let the inmates loose. Jimmy Olsen and the Creeper will have to fight to stay alive in this urban jungle.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

SUPERMAN & BATMAN: GENERATIONS III #11

Written and illustrated by John Byrne; cover by Byrne.

Elseworlds. It's the 29th century, and Lois Lane and Lana Lang have just arrived without a clue as to how they got there! Join them as they search for the only person they know they can trust: the adult Superboy…who left Earth hundreds of years ago.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

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DC UNIVERSE TITLES

THE 7TH HELPER #1

Written by Mo Willems; art and cover by Dietrich Smith and Walden Wong.

A new series following the adventures of the world's mightiest - and most inexperienced - new hero. In a world filled with advanced technology, violent robots, and too much advertising, young Mark Charles becomes vested as The 7th Helper, the latest in a line of super-powered beings. Can he handle the pressure?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

AQUAMAN #12

Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet and Mark Propst; cover by Howard Porter.

The conflict between Aquaman and The Thirst reaches its climax. The action-soaked first year of Aquaman concludes with a final battle that will leave Aquaman changed forever and have a dramatic effect on the city of Atlantis.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

AQUAMAN: THE WATER BEARER TP

Written by Rick Veitch; art by Yvel Guichet, Mark Propst, Norm Breyfogle, Joshua Hood, Dietrich Smith, Dennis Janke and Sean Parsons; cover by J.G. Jones.

It's Aquaman as you've never seen him, in a trade paperback collecting Aquaman #1-4 and the lead story from Aquaman Secret Files. In the aftermath of the Obsidian Age, Aquaman is now hated by his former subjects and exiled from the life-giving ocean he once called home.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

BAD GIRLS #4

Written by Steve Vance; art by Christine Norrie and Daniel Krall; cover by Darwyn Cooke.

The Bad Girls of San Narciso High attend a funeral for a friend - or at least a cremation for a cohort. And just as Lauren is learning to like her spiffy new mind-reading ability, she discovers a depressing downside to it: It's not always fun to find out what other people really think of you, especially boys. Plus, the mysterious Men in Suits are revealed as secret agents. Hollywood agents!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

CAPER #2

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

The 12-issue maxi-series by Judd Winick blazing into San Francisco's crime scene at the turn of the century continues. Hitman Jacob Weiss is on the wrong side of a love triangle. The woman Jacob loves is being pursued by the mob boss he works for…the same mob boss who just had her husband killed! It's the late 1890s, and the streets of San Francisco will run with blood before everything is settled…

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

CINNAMON: EL CICLO #4

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

A south L.A. slum that's home to a family of runaways goes up in flames, revealing a big secret. That's when the modern-day gunslinger Cinnamon calls in her cavalry of showgirls, enforcers…and one extremely unlikely ally.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 19.

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #3

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

Etrigan has found a new home with the Yakuza! Freed by an act of technological alchemy, the Demon is quick to make a bad situation worse by sparking a bloodbath on the turf of a black-sheep branch of the Yakuza. And as an enforcer from Tokyo makes his own power play, Jason Blood reveals how he drove his Demon out…

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

DR. FATE #4

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

The situation in Salem has gone from worse to Apocalyptic as the evil influence of The Curse spreads. The Tower of Fate has fallen into the hands of a servant of Chaos, and so has the beautiful Caitln Bibeau. Salem's mystics do everything in their power to contain the evil, but will it be enough to stem the tide of horror as Doctor Fate lies broken and bleeding, his destruction near at hand.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

EMPIRE #5

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

A surprising key player in the Empire's rise to power is revealed, dividing Golgoth's attention between engineering the future and avenging the past. Golgoth neither forgives nor forgets…as one of those closest to him is about to find out.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 26.

FALLEN ANGEL #5

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

"Little Better Than A Beast," Part 3 of 4. Lee forms an uneasy alliance with Slate, who points her in the right direction to locate the killer. Plus, Black Mariah returns to town shrouded in an air of mystery…

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

THE FLASH #204

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

"Ignition," Part 4 of 6. As the rash of police officers frozen to death continues, someone close to Wally West becomes the next target! Trying to come to grips with who and what he is, our hero goes on the hunt for Captain Cold - the most wanted man in Keystone City - hoping to stop him before another cop is put "on ice!"

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE #5

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

Because Keith Giffen demanded it...Manga Khan is back. After the events at Roulette's underground fight club, Captain Atom is down for the count…just when the former heroes of the JLI need him most. Now the League's only hope may rest in a furry, former Green Lantern…that's right, gang, it's the return of G'nort.

32 pages, $2.50.

GREEN ARROW #32

Written by Judd Winick; art by Manuel Garcia and Steve Bird; cover by Brian Bolland.

In the aftermath of "Straight Shooter," Oliver Queen is forced to ponder the momentous events that have befallen him while he heals. That means Roy (a.k.a. Arsenal) has to get Connor (a.k.a. Green Arrow II, Oliver's ever-questioning son) out of Ollie's hair. And that means a night out on the town for the boys - with a bevy of strippers and gun-toting hoodlums. Featuring guest art by Manuel Garcia and Steve Bird.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

GREEN ARROW: ARCHER'S QUEST HC

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

A stunning new hardcover collecting Green Arrow #16-21 written by New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer. The Emerald Archer is back from the dead, and with his adopted son Arsenal in tow, he's setting off on an adventure that will test his courage and bring formerly hidden facets of the Green Arrow legend to light. Featuring an introduction by Senator Patrick Leahy, a foreword by Greg Rucka, Meltzer's original notes to the series, and the script to issue #16.

176 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

GREEN LANTERN #171

Written by Ben Raab; art by James Bosch and Rodney Ramos; cover by Keron Grant.

New penciller James Bosch jumps on board as the 5-part story arc "Wanted" begins. Kyle Rayner's crusade to restore order to Sector 2814 takes a dangerous turn when he goes undercover to infiltrate the Black Circle Syndicate and destroy this interplanetary mafia from within.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

HAWKMAN #21

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

Headless corpses litter the streets of St. Roch, and the trail of skulls and blood leads to the mysterious creature known as the Headhunter! The dark and deadly truth between the Hawk's newest adversary and his ties to the city of St. Roch are revealed. But how can Hawkman defeat a man-creature even more steeped in the art of war than he is?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

H-E-R-O #10

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

"A World Made of Glass," Part 2 of 2. Lesson One in Gotham City is "don't screw with the Joker, or the punchline could be your death." Would-be supervillain Tony Finch, who now has the H-E-R-O device, learned that lesson the hard way years ago…but people don't forget a thing like that in Gotham…not for a long, long time. Now that Tony's dabbling in the super-villain game, will he wind up on top of the heap, or fitted for one of the special jackets they hand out at Arkham?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

iCANDY #3

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

Matt's sister Candy is back with the power of a videogame character - and the trouble has just begun. On the run from Korben and a group of mysterious government agents, Matt and Candy are ambushed by an even deadlier menace: the Bitmaps! Will they hold a clue to the origins of Candy, the girl who has become a flesh-and-blood video game character?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 19.

JLA #90

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

Ever since that fateful kiss during the Obsidian Age saga, readers have been clamoring for Batman and Wonder Woman to resolve their conflicted feelings for each other…and this is the issue where it happens, for better or worse.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

JLA: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

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

The original members of the classic Justice League are back in an original graphic novel told in sequential comic-book storytelling by Emmy Award-winning writer Paul Dini and Eisner Award-winning painter Alex Ross! The JLA must confront a threat from space in the form of a deadly space-borne virus that sets off a chain reaction of worldwide fear and panic. Soon the JLA itself is under suspicion. Are they ultimately responsible for this alien danger? Can the JLA keep the world from tearing itself apart?

96 pages, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

JLA-Z #3

Written by Mike McAvennie; art by Drew Johnson, Phil Jimenez, Rick Burchett, Pia Guerra, Todd Nauck, Shane Davis, Jennifer Graves, Ray Snyder, Lary Stucker, Rob Stull, Jose Marzan Jr., and various; cover by Jimenez.

The mini-series showcasing DC's greatest heroes concludes. Profiling the DC characters prominently featured in JLA/Avengers, this issue spans from the Martian Manhunter to Zatanna, illustrated by some of the greatest artists working in comics today and topped with the final piece of a triptych cover by Phil Jimenez.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

JSA #54

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

The JLA guest-stars in a follow-up to last year's hardcover hit graphic novel: JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice. It's that time of the year again - Thanksgiving - and the JLA ventures once again to the JSA's Headquarters to give thanks...thanks that these teams don't get together more often! Pull up a seat and join in on the fun-spirited day. Guest-starring Superman, Batman, Green Arrow, the Atom and many more.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

JSA: ALL-STARS #7

Written by Geoff Johns, David S. Goyer, and Michael Chabon; art by Dave Ross, Anibal Rodriguez, and Michael Lark; cover by John Cassaday and Mark Lewis.

A special extra-sized issue featuring a back-up tale by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay. In the lead story, the modern day Mr. Terrific finds himself under surveillance by D.E.O. Agents. Wanting to get to the bottom of it, Mr. Terrific confronts Director Bones and discovers a few things that will challenge the smartest man alive and shake him to the very core of his soul! Plus, Michael Chabon and Michael Lark weave a 16-page tale revolving around the Golden Age Mr. Terrific and his troublesome brother.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

THE JUSTICE SOCIETY RETURNS! TP

Written by David S. Goyer, James Robinson, Geoff Johns, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Chuck Dixon, and Tom Peyer; art by Chris Weston, Russ Heath, Stephen Sadowski, Michael Lark, William Rosado, Aaron Lopresti, Peter Snejbjerg, and various; cover by Dave Johnson.

Collecting the massive 1999 crossover that brought the JSA back to the DC Universe! The Justice Society takes on the inter-dimensional threat known as Stalker in this trade paperback that reprints All-Star Comics #1 and 2, Adventure Comics #1, All-American Comics #1, National Comics #1, Sensation Comics #1, Smash Comics #1, Star Spangled Comics #1, and Thrilling Comics #1.

256 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #25

Written by Ken Rothstein; art and cover by Chris Jones and Dan Davis.

With the second season of Justice League getting underway on Cartoon Network, the excitement doesn't stop as DC present its first 2-part story. Join the action as the world's greatest super-heroes are mysteriously transported to the planet Rann to meet the strange adventurer Adam Strange.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 5.

THE LEGION #26

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

"Foundations" continues with Part 2 of 6 as The Legion ships biweekly. As Superboy and the revived Live Wire try to assimilate to all that has happened to them, the Legion finds itself battling Darkseid's servants. Meanwhile, Dreamer attempts to investigate the various time anomalies, but if her power fails…there is no future.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

THE LEGION #27

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

"Foundations," Part 3 of 6. Superboy makes his first public appearance as religious fervor ramps up and Worshippers of Darkness attack the Church of the Last Son. Plus, Brainiac discovers the apocalyptic secret behind Darkseid's bravura scheme.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 26.

THE LEGION SECRET FILES 3003

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Leonard Kirk, Tony Harris, Robin Riggs, and Tom Feister; cover by Harris.

For the first time ever, a Secret Files one-shot uses its full length to tell one story: a profile of the 31st century's greatest heroes! Reflecting the exciting events unfolding in the "Foundations" storyline, discover the Legion's secrets in a tale - written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs - that delves into what the public knows, and doesn't know about their champions (including more clues about the newest Legionnaire, Superboy!). Worked into the framework of the story are pinups of the Legion's members by Legion cover artists Tony Harris and Tom Feister. It's a treat for Legion fans of any era.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

LOBO UNBOUND #4

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

On the lawless planet of Dhabba Dhu, Bling-Bling the bounty hunter ain't the only one who's about to mess with Lobo's assassination plans. The other one's got antennae! Yep, you guessed it: The mighty Ambush Bug is back in an outrageous sequence by Andy Kuhn.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

OUTSIDERS #6

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

The Outsiders are on the heels of Brother Blood in an issue featuring guest art by ChrisCross and Sean Parsons. As the team attempts to shut down Blood's global satellite-activation system before he's able to activate his sleeper agents, an act of kindness could end the life of a hero.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 19.

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #4

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

In a race to capture the illicit lovers who've escaped to Earth, the Houses of Aries, Capricorn and Virgo all rush for access to a powerful Boot Portal. Their desperation takes them to the most lawless part of Eidolon: the free zone known only as the Brace.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 26.

TEEN TITANS #5

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

Infighting reaches a whole new level with the Teen Titans as they struggle to save what's left of their team and friendship from Deathstroke. Plus, what does Ares want with Wonder Girl?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

TEEN TITANS GO! #1

Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker; cover by Dave Bullock

Join Robin and his band of teenage heroes: the brave Cyborg, funny guy Beast Boy, the naïve but seriously hot (and way powerful) Starfire, and the moody goth-girl Raven as they battle for truth, justice and pizza.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

WONDER WOMAN #198

Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; cover by Phil Noto.

Part 3 of "Down to Earth" finds Diana's enemies attacking ever closer to Wonder Woman and her friends. As the gods themselves respond to Wonder Woman's book, Diana's earthbound foes mount offensives of their own. And while her allies attempt to protect her reputation, Wonder Woman makes the shocking discovery that one of her dearest friends has been abducted.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 19.

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BEYOND THE DC UNIVERSE TITLES

ELFQUEST ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC

Written by Wendy and Richard Pini; art and cover by Wendy Pini.

The first in a series of Elfquest Archives. The classic "Fire & Flight" story is presented with new lettering and color in this 216-page volume reprinting the first five issues of the original ElfQuest series. Plus, a short story by Wendy Pini set during this time period never previously collected. Featuring a new cover by Wendy and an introduction by best-selling fantasy novelist Mercedes Lackey.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

ELFQUEST: WOLFRIDER VOL. 2 TP

Written by Richard Pini, Christy Marx and Terry Collins; art by Wendy Pini, Jeff Zugale, Delfin Barral, Al Nickerson, Debbie Hayes, Paul Abrams, Steve Blevins, Craig Taillefer, and Sonny Strait; cover by Wendy Pini.

The second in a series of compact-sized trade paperbacks retelling the majestic ElfQuest saga in chronological order. Bearclaw's final days are recounted, leading to Cutter's assumption of the role of tribal chief. Featuring a new cover by Wendy Pini.

216 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Bob Kanigher; art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Irv Novick; cover by Kubert.

The legendary war hero is back in a second hardcover archive that collects Our Army at War #97-110, originally published in 1960-1961/ Witness the evolution of Sgt. Rock, as the stories take on a more mature, evolved tone.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 12 HC

Written and illustrated by Will Eisner; cover by Eisner.

The master returns to the work that made him a legend! This Archive collects Spirit sections originally published between January 6, 1946 and June 30, 1946, following Will Eisner's honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. His work here exhibits the bold confidence and breakthrough storytelling that influenced many comic-book creators who followed him! Plus, an introduction by Denis Kitchen.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

CARTOON CARTOONS #24

Written by Jesse McCann and Michael Kraiger; art by Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay, Gary Fields, Jeff Albrecht, and Neal Sternecky ; cover by Dan Day.

Cow and Chicken go on a treasure hunt. Ed Edd & Eddy explore the sewers of suburbia. And the Grim Reaper helps Mandy with a history test.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 26.

LOONEY TUNES #108

Written by Jesse McCann, Earl Kress, Bobbi Weiss and Scott Cunningham; art by Robert Pope, David Alvarez, Mike deCarlo, Neal Sternecky and Scott McRae; cover by Leo Batic and Ruben Torreiro

Foghorn Leghorn plays barnyard detective. Bugs Bunny busts up Yosemite Sam's motorbike rally. And Charlie Dog picks Santa to be his master.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 5.

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #44

Written by Sean Carolan and Jennifer Moore; art by Phil Moy; cover by Moy

It's Townsville's cutest talking canine versus Townsville's freakiest super-powered feline in "Reigning Cats and Dogs!"

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 19.

SCOOBY-DOO #78

Written by Terrance Griep, Jr. and Rurik Tyler; art by Joe Staton and Dave Hunt; cover by Staton and Hunt.

A ghostly gold miner stakes his claim up on Superstition Mountain! Plus, the Mystery Inc. gang goes dragon-hunting.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 12.

SCOOBY-DOO VOL. 1: YOU MEDDLING KIDS! TP

Written by Terrance Griep, Jr., Chris Duffy, Barbara Slate, Sam Henderson, Dan Slott; art by Ned Sonntag, Ivan Brunetti, Ernie Colón, Tim Harkins, Joe Staton, Bob Smith, Gary Fields, and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Glenn Barr.

Continuing the new line of manga-sized trade paperbacks! Join Scooby, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma as they fight against a seemingly never-ending tide of supernatural flim-flammery. This volume collects Scooby-Doo #1-5.

112 pages, $6.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

SCOOBY DOO VOL. 2: RUH ROH! TP

Written by Terrance Griep, Jr., Chris Duffy, Matt Wayne, Michael Kraiger, and Michael Kupperman; art by Ernie Colón, Tim Harkins, Bob Smith, Joe Staton, and Andrew Pepoy; cover by Staton.

Continuing the new line of manga-sized trade paperbacks. This volume collects Scooby-Doo #6-10.

112 pages, $6.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

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VERTIGO TITLES

FABLES #19

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

A new storyline of espionage ignites when a hooded stranger comes to Fabletown asking a lot of questions. Meanwhile, Pinocchio is in over his head, Boy Blue is in for the shock of his life, and Snow White goes incognito…sort of, in "March of the Wooden Soldiers."

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 12.

HELLBLAZER #190

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

Part 2 of a the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." With one of his reluctant allies dead before the battle is joined, the omens are bad for John's face-off with the shadow dog. But he hasn't even come close to imagining what's at stake for him, for Angie and for the world. And in the end, victory may be the one luxury he can't afford.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 26.

HUMAN TARGET #4

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

Part 1 of the 2-part "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." A violent gambling syndicate threatens the reputation of one of New York's most revered baseball teams. Assuming the identity of a major league baseball player, Christopher Chance enters the world of illegal gambling and drugs. But impersonating a man's identity is one thing - fooling 50,000 fans and millions of TV viewers expecting him to hit a major league fastball may be another…

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

THE LOSERS #6

Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock.

The all-action "Goliath" storyline reaches an incendiary climax. There's a quarter billion dollars on the line for the Losers, and it all comes down to a hellbent-for-leather race against time through the George Bush International Airport cargo terminal. Old scores are settled and new enemies and allegiances revealed as the Losers embark on a new path to hell…or redemption.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

LUCIFER #44

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

Concluding the 3-part "Brothers in Arms." Sibling rivalry escalates as Lucifer confronts the wannabe Endless brothers, and an unlikely ally may be his only hope for survival. Meanwhile, Beatrice makes the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love and honor.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 19.

THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: THE FURIES SC

Written by Mike Carey; painted art and cover by John Bolton.

A softcover version of the original hardcover graphic novel. In the three years since Daniel left to fulfill his destiny as the new Sandman, Lyta Hall has suffered greatly from the loss of her only son. Now the bloodline that has made her kin to the Furies has taken over her senses…and her sanity.

96 pages, $17.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN: THE CURE TP

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

The ninth volume of the complete collection of the acclaimed series, reprinting Transmetropolitan #49-54. Jerusalem and his cohorts step up their investigation into President Callahan's misdeeds and turn up some startling evidence…not to mention a sole surviving witness to the President's depravity. But can they get the word out in time?

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

Y: THE LAST MAN #16

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 us. But what 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 Nov. 5.

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WILDSTORM TITLES

ARROWSMITH #5

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

The fantasy-adventure takes a new and dangerous twist as the first Arrowsmith mini-series blazes toward its explosive conclusion! Fletcher Arrowsmith has been hearing about atrocities since the war began. Now he finds out the truth. Caught in the middle of a horrifying attack with a deadly, sorcerous super-weapon, he learns the full horror that comes with the carnage, both in terms of human life and even greater, more dangerous losses. Even if he lives through, it, he'll be forever changed - and so will the world.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES #5

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

Local Heroes comes to a shattering, unsettling conclusion with a look at the nature of heroism, of reality itself, and at what went wrong in Astro City in the 1970s. The Blue Knight is on the loose, the bodies are piling up, and a young lawyer is caught up in the case of a lifetime - a case that could end his life.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

THE AUTHORITY #7

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

The Church of Transcendence has made the first move against the world's religious centers, preaching their brand of salvation while laying waste to entire cities. It's the Authority's turn for retaliation…but this religious conflict is a marketing war as much as it's a contest of champions. Are our heroes' reputations strong enough to withstand intense, worldwide scrutiny?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

DANGER GIRL: VIVA LAS DANGER

Written by Andy Hartnell and J. Scott Campbell; art by Phil Noto; covers by Noto and Campbell.

The creative team that brought you Danger Girl: Hawaiian Punch sends Abbey Chase and fellow Danger Girls Sydney Savage and "Silicon" Valerie to Sin City. All they want is to get a little R & R, but it's just not in the cards. So when the gambling mecca is taken over, the Danger Girls, along with ultra-cool guest spy Johnny Barracuda, must spring into actione. This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Phil Noto (50 percent) and J. Scott Campbell (50 percent).

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

EXTINCTION EVENT #5

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

The earth-shattering conclusion to the story of humanity's struggle for survival. The humans strike back as the two races pit their technologies against each other. Lt. Cornelius' computer finally has deciphered the dinosaurs' code and unlocked all of their secrets. But will the human race prevail?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 5.

GEN13 #15

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

The mystery of Caitlin's past deepens with a horrific massacre at a top-secret government facility and the return of an entity responsible for the deaths of the original Gen13 members. At the same time, Ja'Nelle, Gwen and Hamza confront the threat of the Clique.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

KAMIKAZE #2

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

The extreme action mini-series continues. Stone helps Andy discover his inner strength, but at what cost? Will Stone ever be good enough to be invited to the Kamikaze? And does he have the skills to survive if he is?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

POINT BLANK TP

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

The origin of Sleeper's Holden Carver, This trade paperback collects Point Blank #1-5, featuring Cole Cash, a.k.a. Grifter of the WildCats, on a deadly mission that acts as a prologue to the critically lauded series Sleeper.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

THE POSSESSED #5

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

The peaceful town of Iron Wood has been possessed. As the Possessed find themselves separated, sacrifices are made, blood is spilled, and the horrifying truth behind the team's existence and the purpose of possessions is revealed.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

ROBOTECH: FROM THE STARS TP

Written by Tommy Yune and Jay Faerber; art by Long Vo, Jim Lee, Carlos D'Anda, Alé Garza, Lee Bermejo, Charles Park, Richard Friend, Sandra Hope, and Trevor Scott; cover by Vo.

The WildStorm series is reprinted for the first time, in handy digest-format. Reprinting Robotech #0-6 and the Robotech Sourcebook.

176 pages, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 5.

ROBOTECH: LOVE AND WAR #6

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

The stunning conclusion. After defeating Miriya in a knife duel, Roy realizes there's something extraordinary about this green-haired girl…and asks her to marry him! Also, the premiere of Little White Dragon aboard the SDF-1 is a resounding success. But will that success spell doom for Rick and Minmay's relationship?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov.5.

SLEEPER #11

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

When a job goes wrong and a friend falls, Holden is captured. Now he must face up to the crimes he committed in the name of keeping his cover. But worst of all, no one will believe that he was actually a deep-cover operative the whole time - not even his ex-fiancée. And the only man who can corroborate his story is lying in a coma.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #17

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

The Citizen Soldier Saga continues. Santini and Team Achilles discover the location of Citizen Soldier's base of operations. But are they too late to stop him from killing the entire Supreme Court? Can Santini and crew survive their first full-blown battle with Citizen Soldier's Suiciders?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

SUPERMAN/THUNDERCATS

Written by Judd Winick; art by Alé Garza and Trevor Scott; covers by Garza and Scott and Ed McGuinness.

Earth's champion meets the galaxy's toughest 'Cats in a Special by Judd Winick, Alé Garza and Trevor Scott! While attempting to stop Mumm-Ra's mutants from retrieving another Eye of Thundera from an alternate dimension, the Thundercats are hurled into Metropolis! Can the Man of Steel withstand a blow from the most powerful sword in the universe?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

THUNDERCATS: HAMMERHAND'S REVENGE #2

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

Lion-O has been captured, and it's up to the rest of the Thundercats to rescue him. As they race through the Eternal Forest, they discover that all the stories about the magical forest are indeed true. Will they make it out of the forest alive? Who will save Lion-O?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

TWO-STEP #2

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

Part 2 of the action-packed new miniseries by Warren Ellis! In this issue, the Quarry gang is ready to kill whoever took the case that contains Boss Quarry's most prized possession. They hire the services of Filthy Ron to go after Zenboy and Camgirl. Can they survive his attack? Will Camgirl meet her hit quota this month? And what is Filthy Ron doing to that two-door sedan?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 12.

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #16

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

You thought Zealot was the most dangerous Coda on Earth? Not anymore. As a mysterious new assassin sets out on the ultimate hit, the continuing actions of the Halo Corporation get the attention of certain government figures…including the President of the United States.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 26.

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AMERICA'S BEST COMICS TITLES

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN BOOK TWO HC

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

The hardcover collection of the rousing follow-up to one of the most beloved comics mini-series of our time! The distinguished cast of Victorian heroes - Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, The Invisible Man, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - once again answers the call of mother England to face the most unimaginable and fearsome foes ever: invaders from Mars.

228 pages, $24.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

SMAX #4

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

The mini-series spinning out of Top 10 continues. Neopolis police officer Jeff Smax and his partner Toybox are finally brought face-to-face with a monster from Smax's past: the hideous dragon known as Morningbright, killer of all things good and innocent. But things don't go well - and since Robyn's toys don't work on Smax's homeworld (a bit of information that comes at a most inopportune time), they go downright badly.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 19.

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