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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

DC COMICS FOR JANUARY

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

BATMAN TITLES

DETECTIVE COMICS #790

Written by Andersen Gabrych and A.J. Lieberman; art by Pete Woods, Cam Smith, Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Dan Green; cover by Tim Sale.

Batgirl guest-stars in "Scarification" by new regular creative team Andersen Gabrych, Pete Woods and Cam Smith. As she and Batman descend on Gotham to break up a murderous drug ring, will the two most tight-lipped heroes in the DCU form a bond? And in the backup, Part 2 of "The Tailor," the origin of Gotham's major weapons and equipment supplier continues to unfold as the Tailor's daughter is held hostage by a man wearing a unique power suit -- one the Tailor designed.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 7.

BATMAN #623

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

Part 4 of the 6-part "Broken City" by the creative team of 100 Bullets. The mystery surrounding the killer of a boy's parents deepens as Batman viciously tears into the stoolies and criminals of Gotham City for answers. But the bad guys have two bombs of their own to drop on the Dark Knight: Little Boy and Fat Man, two destructive new villains who've already proven they're tougher than Gotham's guardian.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 28.

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #175

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

Rough Justice goes for the money in Part 4 of the 5-part "Testament." Desperate for cash, they've targeted Bruce Wayne, the wealthiest man in Gotham. Only they stumble across something even more damaging than the loss of Wayne's priceless artifacts: the journal of Batman.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #49

Written by Scott Beatty and Geoff Johns; art by Roger Robinson, John Floyd, Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos; cover by Kamajian.

Get ready for the final Bane story. Batman, Nightwing, Robin and Batgirl go toe-to-toe with the man who once broke Batman's back. But even with the help of his three protégés, can Batman prevent Bane from exacting revenge against King Snake? And in the backup, Geoff Johns and Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos contribute "The Frightener," in which the Scarecrow teaches a lethal lesson on the nature of fear.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 21.

BATGIRL #48

Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Jean-Jacques Dzialowski and Drew Geraci; cover by James Jean.

Batgirl's relationship with Batman continues to fray as she proceeds against orders in an investigation to find a missing girl. But when she traces the kidnapping to a worldwide white-slavery operation, will she be in over her head?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores Jan. 14.

BATMAN ADVENTURES #10

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

Misunderstood by the cops, Batman needs Catwoman's help to escape them. But if Catty thinks they can be fugitives together, she's wrong! And in the backup story, Catwoman pulls a heist at Wayne Manor.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 21.

BATMAN: CITY OF LIGHT #4

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

Batman's back...but he's becoming a Darker Knight than ever before. Darker, angrier and more out of control than those around him have ever seen! What effects will Batman's psychological battle have on Gotham City and on his allies?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS #6

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

Bruce Wayne takes a discomforting walk down memory lane, discovering things about himself he never dared acknowledge before. Meanwhile, the secret history of Ra's and Nyssa concludes with a startling revelation, and we finally learn what was pilfered from the Batcave.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

BIRDS OF PREY #62

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

In China, Lady Shiva makes Black Canary an offer that could change the course of her life. Back in Gotham, Barbara is plagued by her own technology, causing the once-infallible Oracle to send the wrong data to the JLA.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 21.

CATWOMAN #27

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

Guest-starring Batman. Selina crosses paths with the Dark Knight as she scours the East End for the mastermind behind the brutal kidnapping that put one of her friends in the hospital. Will these uneasy allies be able to work together, or will Catwoman go her own way?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 28.

GOTHAM CENTRAL #15

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

It's the conclusion of The Joker¹s sniper spree...and it won't be pretty. The Joker is in custody. Is this just another part of his game with Batman, with the detectives of the GCPD caught in the middle? Just how dangerous is The Joker in a holding cell? You'll be stunned to find out.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

NIGHTWING #89

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

In Nightwing #88, Blockbuster upped the ante in his bloody vendetta against Nightwing. This month, he does the unthinkable in the single most shocking issue of the year! Don¹t miss this turning point in the life of Dick Grayson.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 14.

NIGHTWING: BIG GUNS TP

Written by Chuck Dixon; art by Greg Land, Patrick Zircher, Manuel Gutierrez, Mike Collins, José Marzán, Jr., Drew Geraci, John Stanisci, Sean Parsons, Steve Bird, Wayne Faucher; cover by Land and Karl Story.

Reprinting Nightwing #46-50 and material from Nightwing 80-Page Giant #1 and Nightwing Secret Files. Dick Grayson needs to clean up the corrupt police force in Blüdhaven, and finally gets his chance when he joins its ranks. While searching for evidence, he also must deal with the out of control Nite-Wing, Sylph ‹ a killer lady in white with a grudge, Torque ‹ the former cop with a twisted view of the world; and Hella ‹ a vicious woman with a mad-on against a certain cop family.

192 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

ROBIN #122

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Rick Mays and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson.

Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham's hard-hitting debut Robin adventure continues in "Bad to the Bone." Robin's in for the battle of his life against madman mob-enforcer Johnny Warren. But when the bloody conflict takes a mystical turn, will either combatant survive?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 21.



SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #811

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Ed McGuiness and Dexter Vines.

Kicking off the 3-part "Strange New Visitor," running weekly in January's core Superman books. Superman is missing after the cataclysmic events of Superman #200, and now Metropolis is facing a new crisis without the help of its champion. The rest of Team Superman -- Superboy, the new Steel, and Krypto -- do what they can to save the city, but this looks like a job for...Mr. Majestic?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 14.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #624

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

Continuing the 3-part "Strange New Visitor!" Out of the raging storm that plagues Metropolis comes a new hero from another world, poised to take Superman's place in the DCU. Can Majestic truly fill the void left by the Man of Steel?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 21.

SUPERMAN #201

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning; art by Karl Kerschl; cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

The 3-part "Strange New Visitor" reaches a stunning conclusion, as Superman is still missing. Believing that Majestic is the cause of the crisis that is plaguing Metropolis, the heroes unite against him. But will this lead to a greater cataclysm for the city? And what happens when a hero falls?

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 28.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #6

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

The first story arc of the hottest new book of the year reaches an explosive conclusion. It all comes down to this, as DC's two biggest heroes take on Lex Luthor face-to-face.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT #6

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

Lex Luthor's first meeting with Clark Kent. What's the connection between the two that has roots in Smallville? Does the master of Metropolis know more about this new hero Superman than anyone else? And what will happen when he decides to make that information public knowledge? Ace reporter Lois Lane is on the scene for the scoop.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS #12

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

Final issue. Lena has gained freedom, but at what cost to the city? Jimmy may have to make an even greater sacrifice, and Superman disappears. This issue ties into Superman #200 and the 3-part "Strange New Visitor," running through January¹s Action Comics #811, Adventures of Superman #624, and Superman #201.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

SUPERMAN: RED SON TP

Written by Mark Millar; art by Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Kilian Plunkett and Walden Wong; painted cover by Dave Johnson.

Elseworlds. Collecting the sold-out 3-issue mini-series. In this Elseworlds tale, the ship carrying the infant who would be Superman lands in the midst of the Cold War-era Soviet Union in the 1950s. Featuring an introduction by movie producer Tom DeSanto (X-Men, X2: X-Men United), a sketchbook section featuring preliminary art by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett, and an all-new cover by Johnson.

160 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY #1

Written by Kurt Busiek; art and cover by Stuart Immonen.

A Prestige Format mini-series. You're young, living in Kansas, and you want to be a writer. Your last name is Kent, and your parents make the mistake of naming you Clark. Now life is filled with taunts and jokes... "Hey, Clark! Where're your super-powers?" Then one day, you discover that you can fly, and you do have super-strength. But how? And what do you do now?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

SMALLVILLE #6

Written by Mark Verheiden and Clint Carpenter; art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker, and Kano; cover by John Van Fleet.

Lex and Clark star in a story that explores their fears of telling the truth! Lex finds himself on the psychiatrist's couch explaining his time lost at sea, while Clark is put in a situation in which he must use his powers to save Lana from a criminal. Plus, the tumultuous love life of Pete Ross is spotlighted in a back-up story.

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

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DC UNIVERSE TITLES

AQUAMAN #14

Written by John Ostrander; art by Tom Grummett and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Howard Porter and von Grawbadger.

Who is the mysterious Octo-Man? What is the truth about an alleged deep-sea tryst? How will Aquaman cope with an inferno? And what is the secret behind a late-night plunge from a bridge? A reporter searches for the truth about Aquaman and finds answers he never could have expected in this issue featuring guest creative team John Ostrander, Tom Grummett and Wade Von Grawbadger.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

CAPER #4

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

The conclusion to Caper's first 4-part arc. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And lots of dead bodies. Jacob and Isadore Weiss's plans of revenge and escape are coming to fruition, but the price they must pay will push them to the breaking point.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1

Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke

Darwyn Cooke's generations-spanning mini-series chronicling the dawn of the DC Universe's Silver Age begins here. Told from the perspective of the heroes who experienced it, this landmark miniseries spotlights some of DC's greatest characters. At the end of World War II, The Losers are sent on a perilous mission to recover The Suicide Squad. Plus, a brave young test pilot named Hal Jordan proves his mettle in the Korean War. They were heroes even before they put on costumes.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

THE DEMON: DRIVEN OUT #5

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

The mini-series careens toward an explosive finale. Jason Blood and the angry young Ame Okumura join forces against the explosive glee of Etrigan. Their strengths are wildly different and formidable, but they share the same weakness: a dangerous fondness for an old flame.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

FALLEN ANGEL #7

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

Black Mariah's back in town, and she's hunting for the Angel. But the Angel fell from grace a long time ago, so when Mariah thinks she can bend Lee to her will, she finds out the hard way that she couldn't be more mistaken.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

THE FLASH #206

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Alberto Dose, Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Dose

The conclusion to the 6-part "Ignition." Determined to put a stop to the cop killings, The Flash races through Keystone City for a final showdown with the unexpected culprit. Meanwhile, The Flash struggles with revealing his secret to those closest to him. Featuring a 7-page sequence by Howard Porter and Livesay.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 28.

GREEN ARROW #34

Written by Judd Winick; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez.

In Part 1 of the 5-part "City Walls," Green Arrow and Black Canary investigate a rash of robberies in Star City. But when a clue from a daring museum heist indicates that the thief may be one of the DCU's most dangerous villains, what started as a crime spree investigation may turn into a full-fledged war.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

GREEN ARROW: THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE TP

Written by Kevin Smith; art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks; cover by Matt Wagner.

This softcover version of the hardcover collects acclaimed fimmaker Kevin Smith¹s follow-up to the popular Green Arrow: Quiver. Collecting Green Arrow (current series) #11-15, The Sounds of Violence explores Oliver Queen's relationships with his son, Connor Hawke, former flame the Black Canary and Mia, the young girl toying with the possibility of becoming the next Speedy.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

GREEN LANTERN #173

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

Guest-starring Amon Sur, Kilowog, John Stewart, DEO Director Bones, and Agent Cameron Chase. Now that he knows the Weaponers of Qward hold the true power behind the Black Circle, Green Lantern decides to go it alone so as not to risk the lives of his friends. But can he prevent the Weaponers from putting their master plan into effect?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 28.

H-E-R-O #12

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

Part 1 of the 3-part "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes." Tough guy Joe Hamill thought it would be great to use the H-E-R-O deviceŠbut he got more than he bargained for. Now he's been transformed into Electro Lass, and, having lost the mystical dial, he has no way to transform back into his manly self. What¹s a guy...er, girl...to do?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

iCANDY #5

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

All the pieces of the puzzle start coming together, as the real motivations of Roland Childes ‹ the owner of the video game company that created iCandy ‹ are exposed. Plus, the true origins of Candy are revealed as she battles with the enigmatic Korben.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 21.

JLA #92

Written by Dennis O¹Neil; art by Tan Eng Huat; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen

The "Extinction" trilogy by comics legend Dennis O'Neil and artist Tan Eng Huat continues. The JLA takes its shapeshifting extraterrestrial visitor on a grand tour of the wonders of Earth ‹ but the alien seems more inspired by our planet¹s darker aspects. Suddenly it seems as if the JLA's hospitality is backfiring...and it could mean the extinction of mankind as we know it.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 28.

JLA: ZATANNA'S SEARCH TP

Written by Gardner Fox and Gerry Conway; art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Bob Kane, and Romeo Tanghal; cover by Brian Bolland.

Collected for the first time ever, the Silver Age saga that introduced Zatanna. The teenage mage seeks help from the JLA to rescue her father, Golden Age great Zatara, from certain doom. Reprinted from The Atom #19, Hawkman #4, Green Lantern #42, Detective Comics #335 and #355 and Justice League of American #51. Also, a 10-page Zatanna origin by Gerry Conway and Romeo Tanghal.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

JSA #56

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; painted cover by John Watson.

Part 1 of "Black Reign," the 6-part crossover with Hawkman, shipping weekly through February. It has been too long since the people of Kahndaq, the birthplace of Black Adam, have tasted freedom and justice. That's all about to end, though, as Black Adam leads Atom Smasher, Northwynd, Brainwave, and others behind enemy lines. But how far will they go to achieve their ends?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 7.

HAWKMAN #23

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

The weekly 6-part "Black Reign" continues here. The JSA have taken some time off, spending the weekend in St. Roch for Mardi Gras. But not everyone is enjoying the trip, especially Hourman. And what starts off as a social gathering ends with bloodshed as Hawkman hits the scene. The Winged Warriors actions will shock everyone! Continued next month in JSA #57.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

JSA #57

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne; painted cover by John Watson.

Part 3 of "Black Reign," the 6-part crossover with Hawkman. The JSA prepare for war, but not everyone is thrilled with the decisions being made and the orders being given. As they venture into Kahndaq looking to save their friends from Black Adam's influence, first blood is drawn as the battle for the sons and daughters of the JSA begins.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 21.

HAWKMAN #24

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

Part 4 of the 6-part "Black Reign" crossover with JSA! Scattered throughout the country of Kahndaq, in a land as deadly as Black Adam and his team of allies, the JSA plan to make their last stand. The Winged Warriors have secret allies already behind the towering walls of his Palace, but Black Adam has a one of his own laced within the ranks of the JSA. Plus, Hourman is on the brink of a breakdown, and little can keep him from going over the edge.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 28.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES #27

Written by Josh Siegel; art and cover by Chris Jones and Dan Davis.

Hawkgirl and Green Lantern take a group of inexperienced teenage heroes under their wing. Do they have what it takes to save the world? Well...no. But when vicious aliens invade Earth ‹ and the rest of the League is nowhere to be found ‹ they won't have a choice.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 7.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES VOL. 1: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN TP

Written by Fabian Nicieza, Christopher Sequeira, Josh Siegal, Dan Slott; art by John Delaney, Min S. Ku, Chris Jones, Christian Alamy, Dan Davis, Randy Elliot, Mark Propst; cover by John Delaney and Rick Burchett.

The stars of the hit Cartoon Network series are spotlighted in DC¹s third set of digest-sized trade paperbacks! Volume I collects Justice League Adventures #3, 6, and 10-12, featuring the stories "The Star Lost," "Wolf's Clothing," "Must There Be a Martian Manhunter?," "The Moment," and "Cold War."

112 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ADVENTURES VOL. 2: FRIENDS AND FOES TP

Written Michael Bernard, Jason Hall, Matthew Manning, Scott McCloud, and Dan Slott; art by Rick Burchett, John Delaney, Min S. Ku, Mark Propst, and John K. Snyder III; cover by Butch Lukic.

Continuing DC's line of digest-sized trade paperbacks. Collecting Justice League Adventures #13-14, 16, and 19-20, featuring the stories "Local Hero," "An Angry Tide," "Hide and Seek," "What's in a Hero?", and "Emotional Baggage."

112 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

THE LEGION #29

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

The penultimate chapter of "Foundations" sees the past and future of the DCU¹s most monumental menace collide, as time itself collapses. In the 31st Century, on one tiny, surviving scrap of the continuum, the Legion stages a final, desperate effort to restore cosmic order and prevent the total eradication of their universe.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 28.

LOBO UNBOUND #5

Written by Keith Giffen; art by Alex Horley; painted cover by Horley

It's Bling Bling versus Lobo in a heavy-medallion battle of the sexes. Buy it or we'll be forced to kill Ambush Bug. This issue is resolicited.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

OUTSIDERS #8

Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Raney and Sean Parsons; cover by Raney.

Enter: the Huntress! Only Nightwing's not happy about it... And meanwhile, a Russian mob paints the town red as they prepare to raise hell...literally.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 21.

OUTSIDERS: LOOKING FOR TROUBLE TP

Written by Judd Winick; art by Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Chriscross, Sean Parsons, Ivan Reis, Carlo Barberi, Marc Campos and Norm Rapmund; cover by Raney and Hanna.

The exploits of Nightwing, Arsenal, and the rest of comics' hottest new super-team are collected in a new volume reprinting Outsiders #1-6 and the lead story from Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files #1. The Outsiders take on Gorilla Grodd and his ferocious monkey army in an attempt to rescue President Luthor, face off against the dangerous Brother Blood, and more.

192 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

PLASTIC MAN #2

Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker.

Kyle Baker's take on DC's most pliable hero continues. Plas gets a new partner...a gorgeous FBI agent who regards him with suspicion. Of course, Woozy Winks is jealous...so he plans to strike out on his own as a crimefighter. But will he just strike out?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

REIGN OF THE ZODIAC #6

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

The Zodiac arrives on Earth! Terrified to report it to higher levels, Vatican monsignors struggle with the realization that they¹re detaining extraterrestrials. And several time zones away, the secret is already out ‹ via an astonishing disaster with a single surprising survivor from House VirgoŠ

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 28.

ROSE & THORN #2

Written by Gail Simone; art by Adriana Melo and Dan Green; cover by Adam Hughes

The psychological thriller continues. Determined not to let a minor setback like the disfigurement of a patient get in the way of his experiment, Dr. Chritlow guides Rhosyn through the next phase of his radical psychiatric therapy. But if Rose is given a clean bill of mental health, where does that leave Thorn?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

TEEN TITANS #7

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Tom Grummett and Nelson DeCastro; cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza.

Guest-starring Superman. The Titans are weekend warriors...but what do they do on a Wednesday? Plus, find out what Deathstroke the Terminator is up to.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

TEEN TITANS GO! #3

Written by J. Torres; art by Tim Smith; cover by Dave Bullock.

The new comic based on the Cartoon Network show continues. Cyborg learns the difference between being cool and lame as Cinderblock attempts to destroy Jump City.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 28.

WONDER WOMAN #200

Written by Greg Rucka, Robert Rodi, Nunzio DiFillipis and Christina Weir; art by Drew Johnson, Eric Shanower, Linda Medley, Rick Burchett, Ty Templeton, Ray Snyder, Eduardo Risso, Steve Rude, Walter Simonson, and Ray Snyder; painted cover by J.G. Jones.

The earth-shaking conclusion to "Down to Earth" headlines a double-sized celebration of the Amazing Amazon! As Veronica Cale unleashes an upgraded version of one of Diana's deadliest foes, Ares' machinations on Olympus cause an astonishing change to the lives of all the Amazons of Themyscira. Plus, excerpts from Wonder Woman's book (illustrated by Eric Shanower); a retelling of an ancient myth that sets up the next continued story (illustrated by Linda Medley); a Golden Age-style WW story by Robert Rodi and Rick Burchett; and a Silver Age-style story by Nunzio DiFillipis and Christina Weir with art by Ty Templeton. Rounding out the issue are pinups by John Cassaday, Eduardo Risso, Steve Rude, J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray and Walter Simonson.

64 pages, $3.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC

Written by William Moulton Marston; art and cover by Harry G. Peter.

A new Archive collecting the greatest stories of one of comics¹ true icons! This hardcover reprints stories from Sensation Comics #25-32 and Wonder Woman #8-9 (1944) and features an introduction by Comics Buyers Guide¹s Maggie Thompson.

204 pages, $49.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

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BEYOND THE DC UNIVERSE TITLES

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 1 TP

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

The very first ElfQuest story is brought to DC's new compact format, with the story pages reformatted for easier reading. This is the story that first introduced Cutter, Skywise, Leetah, Rayek, and the other elves, trolls, wolves, and humans.

224 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

CARTOON CARTOONS #26

Written by Tom Warburton, John Rozum, Frank Strom & Scott Cunningham; art by Matt Peters, Jared Deal, Robert Pope, Mike Kazaleh and John Delaney cover by Peters and Deal.

It's the return of Cartoon Network's newest show Kids Next Door, as Kid Numbah Five leads the rest of the Kids in stealing a candy jewel back from Stickybeard the Pirate. Plus, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and I.M. Weasel.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 28.

LOONEY TUNES #110

Written by Sam Agro, Earl Kress and Sholly Fisch; art by Ty Templeton, Howard Simpson, David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky and Scott McRae; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

Booted from his job in the sewers of Paris, Pepe LePew goes job-hunting. Plus, Pete Puma & Beaky Buzzard compete to see who can catch Bugs. All this and fowl play with Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn, too.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 7.

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS #46

Written by Robbie Busch and Ian Boothby; art by Phil Moy, Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy.

The Powerpuff villains steal the show, as the Gangreen Gang nabs Townsville's socks and Mojo Jojo kidnaps the Narrator!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 21.

SCOOBY-DOO #80

Written by Michael Kraiger and Rurik Tyler; art by Joe Staton, Dave Hunt, Leo Batic and Ruben Torreiro; cover by Staton and Hunt.

The Mystery Inc. gang investigates a ghost that always appears before hurricane weather...and robberies.

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

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WILDSTORM TITLES

ARROWSMITH #6

Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

The mini-series mixing World War I weaponry with ancient magic concludes. Wounded, trapped behind enemy lines, and shaken to the core by what he's experienced, Fletcher Arrowsmith must guide his friends to safety, facing vampires and worse. But after witnessing the horrors of war, does Fletcher even want to survive? His ideals and illusions shattered and the ugly truth about the war revealed, Fletcher has to find a reason to keep going...or give up and die.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

THE AUTHORITY #9

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

The "Godhead" story arc comes to a shattering conclusion as The Authority enters an apocalyptic battle with John Clay and the Church of Transcendence. Things will never be the same, as our heroes are forced to make the most difficult decisions they¹ve ever faced.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP

Written by Warren Ellis; art by Garry Leach, Glenn Fabry, Liam Sharp, Steve Dillon, Roy Martinez, Jon J Muth, David Lloyd; cover by Brian Wood.

Collecting issues #1-6 of the maxi-series by Warren Ellis. Miranda Zero, the mysterious leader/benefactor/recruiter of Global Frequency is a woman with a mission. She saves people. She and 1,000 others make up the most diverse team of specialists the planet has ever seen. Their job? To save the world, usually before anyone else notices there's a problem.

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

KAMIKAZE #4

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

The search for the mythical sport continues. Two FBI agents have been dispatched to the hospital where Andy is recovering from the accident, hoping for his help in stopping the Kamikaze-related deaths. Then Barbara and Andy end up in a garbage dump in the middle of Arizona where they meet Iron Vincent, who reveals some of the secrets of the Kamikaze.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

ROBOTECH: INVASION #1

Written by Jay Faerber and Ken Siu-Chong; art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Omar Dogan; covers by Yoshitaka Amano and Cully Hamner.

A new 5-issue mini-series begins. Robotech's New Generation launches into action as a large-scale war erupts against the Invid. In the year 2038, Earth has fallen to the fearsome forces of the mysterious Invid race, but Admiral Hunter's expeditionary force is about to unleash its first strike to reclaim their homeworld. Plus, Part 1 of the backup story "Mars Base One," set 35 years earlier as the United Earth forces begin building its first top-secret colony on Mars.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

STORMWATCH: TEAM ACHILLES #19

Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by C.P. Smith and Eric Nguyen; cover by Jason Pearson.

The conclusion to the Citizen Soldier saga. Team Achilles has the wounded Citizen Soldier cornered and aims to capture him, but the government wants him dead. Can they eliminate a foe who's reborn immediately after getting killed? How far will the U.S. government go to prevent Citizen Soldier from returning?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

THUNDERCATS: HAMMERHAND¹S REVENGE #4

Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by D¹Anda and Whilce Portacio and Portacio and Hope.

The penultimate chapter in the Hammerhand story. Lion-O has forged an alliance between the Griffins and the Thundercats against the evil Hammerhand and his Beserkers -- now it's an all-out battle between 'Cats and Pirates. Meanwhile, Hammerhand is planning his ultimate betrayal against the Samurai Empire and the final fate of Hachiman.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 14.

THUNDERCATS: THE RETURN TP

Written by Ford Lytle Gilmore; art by Ed Benes, Rob Lea and Joe Pimentel; cover by Benes and Pimentel.

The second Thundercats miniseries, collected for the first time. It's been five long years since the events of Thundercats: Reclaiming Thundera, but it feels like an eternity. Now, Lion-O is finally about to return...but he doesn't know what's happened in his absence. He plans to reclaim his mantle as Lord of the Thundercats, and lead his people to victory over Mumm-Ra...but can he?

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0 #18

Written by Joe Casey; art by Francisco Ruiz Velasco; cover by Dustin Nguyen and Rian Hughes.

As the Halo Corporation wins the hearts and minds of consumers worldwide, the White House finally steps in to take action, and a showdown is inevitable. Meanwhile, Code War One continues its slow boil in Europe, but the FBI -- including Agent Orange -- is on the case.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

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PROMETHEA #29

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

The Painted Doll is back, a bit more profusely than expected, and this time it's multi-personal. As New York comes under siege, Promethea settles in to the business of fulfilling her duty ‹ which just happens to be ending the world.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

SMAX #5

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

The final battle with the fierce dragon Morningbright. Jeff Smax and his fellow Neopolis police officer Toybox are engaged in an epic struggle when Death comes a-calling. But whom will the dark harbinger choose, Smax or Morningbright? Can Robyn redeem herself, even without her toys? And what will become of Jeff's sister?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

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FABLES #21

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

I When the going gets tough, Fables go drinking. "Stop Me if You've Heard This, but a Man Walks Into a Bar..." takes place almost entirely in pubs ‹ Mundy bars, Fabletown bars, and just about anyplace where alcohol is served. So don't be surprised if a drunken brawl breaks out, and one or two characters says something he wouldn't normally say while sober.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 14.

HELLBLAZER #192

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

Part 4 of the 5-part "Staring at the Wall." Humanity is in the maw of the Beast, the cities of the world are on fire, and John Constantine is somewhat worse than missing in action. With all other options gone, it falls to Gemma to pick up the pieces -- but to the Beast, Gemma is another vessel for the taking.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 28.

HUMAN TARGET #6

Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Cliff Chiang

In this stand-alone story featuring guest art by Cliff Chiang, Chris Chance faces his faith -- and lack of it -- when danger strikes a church. Chance must pose as a priest stalked by a psychotic gunman, but as the mystery behind the gunman's motive becomes more complicated, the truth proves less straightforward than anyone might guess.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

THE LOSERS #8

Written by Andy Diggle; art by Shawn Martinbrough; cover by Jock.

Part 1 of the 2-part "Downtime," featuring guest artist Shawn Martinbrough. They're waging their own personal war against the C.I.A., but each of the Losers has their own reason for fighting. Just what did Cougar see the day he almost died that haunts him even now? Why is Aisha really in America ‹ and what did she do before? And can Clay uncover the truth about the treacherous agent known only as Max? As new information comes to light, the Losers realize everything they believed they stood for -- family, country, justice -- is suddenly thrown into doubt.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 21.

LOVECRAFT HC

Written by Hans Rodionoff; adapted by Keith Giffen; art and cover by Enrique Breccia

An original hardcover graphic novel pairing the writing talents of screenwriter Hans Rodionoff and comics writer Keith Giffen with the exquisite painted art of Enrique Breccia. When young Howard Phillips Lovecraft becomes the reluctant guardian of the Necronomicon, an accursed book that is the doorway to the beyond, his life veers into strange territory. From an odd upbringing through his later success as a weaver of "weird" tales, Lovecraft maintains a tenuous balance between reality and the bizarre nightmares of his "fictional" horror.

144 pages, $24.95, in stores on Feb. 4.

LUCIFER #46

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

Part 1 of the new 4-part story "Stitchglass Slide." After the rebellion of the Titans, Lucifer decides to evict every last immortal from his Creation. And unaware that his fate hangs in the balance, an insignificant creature called a stitchglass spinner forms a fateful friendship across the threshold of one of Lucifer's gates.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 21.

LUCIFER: INFERNO TP

Written by Mike Carey; art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Dean Ormston, Craig Hamilton; cover by Christopher Moeller.

Lucifer Morningstar returns to Hell in this fifth collection of the Lucifer series, reprinting issues #29-35. Still weak, with most of his power locked in the feathers stolen by Susano-O-No-Mikoto, Lucifer must now face the challenge of single combat to the death with his brother, the angel of the Host Amenadiel. But as Mazikeen hunts for Susano and Lucifer plans his strategy, angels and devils alike are plotting for his defeat even before the challenge has begun.

168 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

MIDNIGHT, MASS: HERE THERE BE MONSTERS #1

Written by John Rozum; art by Paul Lee; cover by Tomer Hanuka.

Paranormal investigators Adam and Julia Kadmon are back in an all-new 6-issue miniseries. And this time, the messianic creature Magellan is about to put the Kadmons' skills -- and their love for one another -- to the ultimate test. It's a race against time to save humanity.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

MY FAITH IN FRANKIE #1

Written by Mike Carey; art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel; cover by Hempel.

Mike Carey spins a 4-issue mini-series about a teenage girl who has her own personal god. Since she was a baby, Frankie has been protected and aided by the deity Jeriven. Now she¹s trying to spice up her love life, and she doesn¹t need Jeriven¹s constant supervision, so she kicks him to the curb. But Jeriven isn¹t about to lose his sole disciple lying down...

32 pages, $2.95, in stors on Jan. 7.

PRIDE & JOY TP

Written by Garth Ennis; art and cover by John Higgins

Collecting the classic 4-issue mini-series from writer Garth Ennis and artist John Higgins , this 104-page trade paperback tells the story of Jimmy Kavanagh, a widower struggling to raise his young daughter and rebellious teenaged son. Unfortunately, Jimmy also has a secret past -- a past that returns without warning...

104 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 28.

VAMPS TP

Written by Elaine Lee; art by William Simpson; cover by Brian Bolland.

Reprinted for the first time since 1995, Elaine Lee's and William Simpson¹s dark look into the lives of five motorcycle-riding daughters of the night. This collection reprints the original 6-issue VAMPS mini-series, telling the tale of the Vamps' struggle to free themselves from their male vampire master.

160 pages, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

Y: THE LAST MAN #18

Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Pia Guerra and José Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Aron Weisenfeld

Part 1 of the new 3-part story "Safeword," featuring the debut of new cover artist Aron Weisenfeld. The last man on earth and his companions travel to Colorado, hoping to find medical attention for ailing pet monkey Ampersand. After an explosive encounter with a posse of female marshals, the group takes shelter with a retired agent of the mysterious Culper Ring. Will this alluring woman become Yorick's most valuable ally...or his greatest enemy?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 7.

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