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Tuesday, November 18, 2003


Following are upcoming DC Comics' solicitations for February, with information coming from the company:



Written by Andersen Gabrych and A.J. Lieberman; art by Pete Woods, Cam Smith, and Nathan Fox; cover by Tim Sal .

Part 1 of the 3-issue thriller "The Surrogate," by the new creative team of Andersen Gabrych, Pete Woods and Cam Smith. A pregnant woman bleeding from a gunshot wound collapses in Leslie Thompkins' clinic. Can Batman find her family -- and the murderer -- before she goes under the knife for an against-all-odds operation? And in the backup, part 3 of the 6-part "The Tailor." The Tailor is on the run from super-powered assassins ‹ now learn how he landed on the bad guys' side.

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

Part 5 of the 6-part "Broken City" by the creative team of 100 Bullets. As Batman continues his search for Angel Lupo, he must ally himself with some unlikely partners...namely, the denizens of Gotham's underworld. Can Batman trust the same people he's waged a seemingly never-ending war against?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

The conclusion to the 5-part "Testament!" It's Batman's final confrontation with Rough Justice -- but how can the Dark Knight defeat an enemy who knows his secrets?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portela; cover by Lee Bermejo.

An all-new creative team sets off a new direction in this 50th issue extravaganza guest-starring 2003's hottest Batman villain: Hush! He terrorized Batman and his compatriots for months before disappearing without a trace. Now, Hush resurfaces, prepared to put his next plan for revenge on Batman into motion. But who is Hush, and what is the real nature of his relationship with the Riddler?

40 pages, $2.75, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

Collecting the edgy 6-issue mini-series, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell examines the dark underbelly of Gotham's notorious "House of Madness." Warren White, one of Gotham's most successful financiers, thought he could beat his jail rap by pleading insanity. Now he's finding out why you don't cop an insanity plea in Gotham! Expect appearances by Batman, The Joker, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, and the rest of Arkham's regulars ‹ plus the debut of several new Rogues.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

Batman has forbidden Cassandra from being Batgirl. But a newer, deadlier form of the drug called Soul has been released on the streets of Gotham, and Batgirl has managed to trace the drug to the metahuman gang, The Lost Girls -- only to find an even deadlier villain pulling their strings.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

Riddler's reformed -- but he still can't stop planting riddles, forcing Batman to put him to good use! And in the backup, can Riddler keep himself from turning a bank errand into a bank robbery.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

Consumed by his own demons, Batman struggles to hold his fractured psyche together as he faces the deadly Purge. But even as Batgirl and the Gotham City Police Department close in on the melee, Purge threatens to annihilate the Dark Knight.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

The thrilling mini-series continues. As Batman reels from the consequences of his deal with Ra's al Ghul, Nyssa's plans move closer to her endgame. But is the Dark Knight too distracted by his crisis of faith to act?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Scott Morse; art and painted cover by Morse.

A new 64-page Special by Scott Morse focusing on one of Batman's greatest allies: Jim Gordon. Batman's presence permeates this tale of a recently retired, convalescing Gordon, as he takes a trip to the shore for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Soon after he registers at an old seaside resort, a body shows up -- and a murder-mystery is suddenly his to unravel. But will his investigation be derailed by a Batman-obsessed youngster?

64 pages, $5.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

Oracle is inexplicably missing, her data systems are corrupted, and Dinah stumbles upon a real-world evil involving Cheshire.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

Collecting the sold-out Birds of Prey #56-61 by the creative team of Gail Simone, Ed Benes and Alex Lei. Of Like Mind, guest-starring Nightwing and Batgirl, shakes things up for Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress. In a tricky legal and ethical dilemma, the Birds show mercy to a would-be white collar criminal, but their act of compassion brings them to the attention of master extortionist (and one-time super-hero) Savant, a man who claims he can outthink Oracle and outfight the Canary...and can prove it.

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

Selina squares off with the Penguin in her hunt for the mysterious villain who's dogging her steps. But will she get the information she seeks? Or will she walk into the Penguin's trap?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Greg Scott; cover by Michael Lark.

In the aftermath of the Joker's brutal reign of terror, how can things in Gotham get back to normal? In the first of three stand-alone stories featuring the supporting cast, Sarge and Crowe deal with the fallout in the stationhouse, meet the new boss, and try to solve the murder of a girl found in a dumpster. Featuring guest art by Greg Scott.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

Blockbuster has surrounded himself with the most lethal cadre of assassins ever assembled: Stallion, Lady Vic, Brutale, the Trigger Twins, Mouse, Giz and an army of gun-laden gangsters. But can even the deadliest of killers stop a hero who has nothing left to lose?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 11.

ROBIN #123

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Francisco Rodriguez de la Fuente and Aaron Sowd; cover by Jason Pearson.

Eisner Award-winning writer Bill Willingham's first story arc concludes in "Nemesis!" Robin and Spoiler track a trail of corpses across Gotham City, all left in the wake of one-time mobster Johnny Warren. But Johnny has become something else...something as sinister as any evil that has ever cut a swath across the Gotham underworld.Do our heroes stand a chance against the newly reborn Johnny Warlock?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 18.




Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Chuck Austen; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, Ivan Reis and Marc Campos; cover by Turner.

Part 1 of the 6-part "Godfall," written by Michael Turner and Joe Kelly with art by Talent Caldwell. After the cataclysmic events of Superman #200, Kal-El begins his new life...on Krypton? And, in the back-up story by Chuck Austen, with art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos, Lana Lang makes a life-changing decision about her future in Metropolis.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Greg Rucka; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, Matt Clark and Nelson; cover by Turner.

"Godfall" continues with Part 2 of 6. Kal-El's powers begin to emerge as he faces a new threat on Krypton. Plus, in the back-up by Greg Rucka, Matt Clark amd Nelson, the new head of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit is introduced, while Superman is nowhere to be found in the city.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Michael Turner, Joe Kelly and Brian Azzarello; art by Talent Caldwell, Jason Gorder, and Lee Bermejo; cover by Turner.

Part 3 of the explosive 6-part crossover "Godfall." Kal-El becomes a fugitive as his powers have made him a menace on Krypton. Plus, in the back-up by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, a first look at the upcoming 6-issue mini-series Lex Luthor: Man of Steel.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Pat Lee.

Robin and Superboy take the spotlight in this special issue drawn by Transformers artist Pat Lee. The pair deals with the recent shocking revelations about Superboy's true origins. Will they let their mentors know?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

Superman becomes a super-menace to the citizens of Metropolis as Lex Luthor's revelations make him out to be an inhuman alien.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


Written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Joe Kelly, Geoff Johns; art by Ed McGuinness, Duncan Rouleau, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Pascual Ferry, Karl Kerschl, Cam Smith Jamie Mendoza, Tom Nguyen, Marlo Alquiza; cover by Paul Rivoche

A new trade paperback collecting Superman #166, 167 and 184, Action Comics #776 and 793, Adventures of Superman #589 and 606, and Superman: Man of Steel #111 and 128. This collection features Superman and Lois Lane brought back through time and space to Krypton. What the Man of Steel discovers, though, are two different looks at his homeworld -- only he's not sure which one is real. A new cover by Paul Rivoche adorns the latest volume from the modern day adventures of the Man of Steel.

208 pages, $17.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

The Prestige Format mini-series chronicling the life of a real-world Clark Kent who gains super-powers continues. Clark arrives in the big city to pursue his writing career -- but his amazing abilities and fantastic feats attract the attention of government agents convinced he may be an American weapon of mass destruction! Is being Superman a bigger responsibility than he can handle?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Feb. 18.



Written by Gardner Fox; art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino, Bernard Sachs, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson; cover by Gil Kane and Sachs.

DC¹s science-fiction hero of the late 1950s shines in this stunning hardcover Archive, collecting stories from Showcase #17-19 and Mystery In Space #53-65. Witness displaced earthling Adam Strange defend the planet Rann from strange outer-space menaces at the whim of the Zeta-Beam.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy; cover by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer.

The new creative team of Will Pfeifer, Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy takes Aquaman in a bold, unexpected direction. A devastating earthquake hits San Diego, leaving thousands dead. But someone survived the cataclysm...and their survival will require Aquaman to take on a new role that draws upon all his experience as a hero and leader of a nation.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Judd Winick; art by John Severin; cover by Farel Dalrymple.

The second 4-part story arc of Judd Winick's crime drama begins, featuring art by the legendary John Severin. The year is 1976, the city is Hollywood, and the charge is murder. Ann Weiss is legal counsel to some of Tinseltown's most beautiful and worst-behaved people. In trying to help her friends, Ann is about to see a side of Hollywood that she never knew existed -- a side that may destroy her and her family.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke.

The sprawling mini-series chronicling the dawn of the DC Universe's Silver Age continues. It's the birth of a whole new breed of super-hero as the careers of the Flash, the Challengers of the Unknown, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, and the future Green Lantern begin their dazzling ascent. Meanwhile, Batman comes face-to-face with a mysterious new enemy who will tie them together.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

The conclusion to the action-packed mini-series. As a demon-driven street riot rages, Jason Blood and Ame Okamuro cast a spell of their own -- but can Etrigan be tricked back into Blood's body?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb.11.


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

Black Mariah finds herself at the mercy of the Fallen Angel, and heaven help her if she doesn't give the Angel her due.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Howard Porter and Livesay; cover by Michael Turner.

The new art team of Howard Porter and Livesay debuts as the Flash races back into the DC Universe in a special issue featuring a cover by Michael Turner. Once again in the public eye -- but with his secret identity still unknown -- The Flash is confronted by Kid Flash and Jay Garrick. Only this family reunion goes anything but smoothly. And look for the return of Tar Pit and the Trickster.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins, Doug Hazlewood, Rick Burchett, Justiniano, Dan Panosian, and Walden Wong; cover by Brian Bolland.

A new trade paperback collecting The Flash #183-191. The Flash has opposed many costumed villains in his career, but when they team up under the control of a new criminal known as Blacksmith, things go from tough to impossible. And when the artificial intelligence known as the Thinker makes his presence known the Flash finds himself in a crossfire between the two sets of villains.

224 pages, $17.95, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

In Part 2 of the 5-part "City Walls," Ollie and Connor must team with Batman to take on the twisted genius of the Riddler. But this is more than just a random crime spree. The Riddler is about to up the ante, and his dark intentions could blow the city sky high.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

Green Lantern's cover is blown and he must fight for his life against the Black Circle. Meanwhile, on Earth, Terry informs his parents that he's moving to Los Angeles, and Jenny's and Lucas's relationship reaches a crucial turning point.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Steve Gerber; art by Brian Hurtt; cover by Tomer Hanuka.

The inaugural book in the new DC Focus line by Steve Gerber and Brian Hurtt examines life behind bars. One stupid prank costs four high-school students their lives, and 15-year-old Ethan Chiles his future. But something powerful has been growing within Ethan, and on the day of his sentencing, it escapes once and for all. Will it be a source of massive power, a chance at redemption, or the cruelest of curses? Plus, this issue features previews of the upcoming DC Focus books: Kinetic, Touch, and Fraction -- all at no extra cost.

56 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 4.

H-E-R-O #13

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Leonard Kirk and Wade Von Grawbadger; painted cover by John Van Fleet.

Part 2 of the 3-part "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes." After using -- and then losing the H-E-R-O device, Joe Hamill continues to struggle with his new life as a super-heroine. The powers are great, but being trapped in the body of a gorgeous woman is beginning to push Joe over the edge -- especially after a very disturbing encounter with his best friend. Can Joe's ex-girlfriend Amy help him? Or at least help him pick out some decent clothes?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

Trapped in the IFX headquarters building, Candy and Matt fight for their lives against the bitmaps and find an unlikely ally in Korben. But will Candy be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her brother's life?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 18.

JLA #93

Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Tan Eng Huat; cover by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen.

The conclusion to the "Extinction" trilogy by comics legend Dennis O'Neil and Tan Eng Huat. The JLA races to prevent its once-friendly extraterrestrial visitor from destroying our planet. How can they stop a creature who can look like anyone -- or anything?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.

JSA #58

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

Part 5 of the 6-part "Black Reign" crossover with Hawkman. Hawkman's secret weapon against Black Adam and his team is revealed, and betrayal comes from the most unlikely of places. But Brainwave has a trick or two up his sleeve to counter-attack. Plus, the heroes of Kahndaq suffer a loss in their ranks.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

The climactic conclusion to "Black Reign!" It all comes down to the big guns of the JSA and Shazam's dark champion. But who's in the right? How will the events that take place on the soil of Kahndaq effect the JSA? Nothing should be taken for granted, as the JSA is about to learn the hard way.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Geoff Johns and James Robinson; art by Rags Morales, Don Kramer, Ethan Van Sciver, Michael Bair, Prentis Rollins, Dennis Janke, Tim Truman, and Mick Gray; painted cover by Andrew Robinson.

In this trade paperback collecting Hawkman #7-12, Hawkman has returned, and he's been slowly revisiting elements of his previous life. Meanwhile, Hawkgirl digs deeper into her own past, leading her to the grisly truth behind her parents' deaths.

192 pages, $14.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Jason Hall; art by Min S. Ku and Ty Templeton; cover by Tom Feister.

Guest-starring the Legion of Super-Heroes. As society becomes more reliant on technology, the villainous Kilg%re escapes into the future to wreak havoc. To catch him, the Justice League must team up with the Legion to put a stop to the rampage of this technological rogue.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

The conclusion to "Foundations!" In the final bloody battle with Darkseid, the Legion faces annihilation as evils from two ends of time strike. This bitter defeat for the team may leave them without Clark Kent and Superboy.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Peter Tomasi; art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg.

Heaven is at war in this 4-issue Prestige Format mini-series -- and Earth is the battleground. Set during World War II, The Light Brigade focuses on Chris Stavros, an American soldier in Germany struggling to get home to care for his son. But in the midst of battle, heavenly warriors emerge from the skies -- and Stavros' platoon is given a task: to recover the lost Sword of God before a troop of arcane, unkillable German soldiers find it and storm Heaven's Gate.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Howard Chaykin; art and cover by Chaykin.

Howard Chaykin returns to full creative duties, both writing and illustrating this all-new hardcover graphic novel mixing crimefighting and romance. By day, they're courtroom enemies, but by night, public defender Delaney Pope and hard-boiled cop Lincoln Reinhardt meet as costumed heroes. Can they find love despite their differences?

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on March 17.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art and cover by Phil Winslade.

Extra-sized premiere issue at a lower price. In the time of the Great Depression, a creature of clay was created to protect the lower East Side from the incursion of the underworld's forces. It's been long sealed away, but now the time has come once again for this monstrous beast to defend the denizens of New York.

56 pages, $3.50, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

The Outsiders get their collective butt kicked by the all-new, powerful Sabbac. Can the extra muscle of Black Lightning and the Huntress help?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker.

Kyle Baker takes comics' most pliable hero on his wackiest adventure yet. Will Plastic Man take it on the lam to clear his name? You'd want to clear your name, too, if it was Eel O'Brian. Agent Morgan continues to look great -- and Woozy Winks continues to do stupid things because he's the comic relief. In Plastic Man. How dumb do you have to be to be comic relief in Plastic Man?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


Written by Keith Giffen; art Mitch Byrd and Robin Riggs; cover by Tony Harris.

Battles and truces come and go -- but for the lowly soldiers in the foul trenches of Eidolon's eternal wars, nothing ever changes. With fantastic art by guest team Mitch Byrd and Robin Riggs, this powerful stand-alone issue sets the stage for a powerful new storyline.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

The psychological thriller continues. Rhosyn's ideal life in the outside world shapes up to be everything she dreamed...until the crime cartel "The 100" comes knocking on her door. But what the evildoers don't realize is the docile Rose doesn't live here anymore -- it;s Thorn who wants to come out to play.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

Who is Raven? The Teen Titans get a crash course on this mysterious former Titan, and what her reappearance could mean. Plus, the return of a fan-favorite villain.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by J. Torres; art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins; cover by Dave Bullock.

Special Valentine's Day issue featuring guest art by John McCrea and James Hodgkins. Robin and Starfire go on a date. Can they block all of the distractions, including some meddling teammates?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Greg Rucka; art by Shane Davis and Ray Snyder; painted cover by J.G. Jones.

A stand-alone issue finds Wonder Woman faced with the devastation that has befallen Themyscira. In the aftermath of "Down to Earth," what new mission must Diana undertake for her people? The answer will have major implications for the DC Universe. Featuring pencils by guest-artist Shane Davis.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by George Perez, Greg Potter and Len Wein; art by Perez and Bruce Patterson; cover by Perez.

Collecting Wonder Woman #1-7, featuring the young Amazon's origin and her introduction to "Man's World." Before she has a chance to fully assimilate into her new home, Wonder Woman must battle the chaos of the Greek god Ares, as he plans to bring upon World War III! This collection, the first in a 4-volume series reprinting the first two years of George Perez's run on Wonder Woman, also features an introduction, rare art, and a new cover by Perez.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Dan Jurgens; art by Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Frank Fosco, Ken Branch; cover by Jurgens and Ordway.

A new printing of the trade paperback collecting 1994's classic Zero Hour saga. This volume collects stories from Showcase '94 #8-9 and Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #4, 3, 2, 1, and 0, chronicling a discovery by DC's greatest heroes of a tidal wave of temporal disruption. They band together to combat the chronal chaos as other heroes face even greater havoc a thousand years in the future.

160 pages, $17.95, in stores on Feb. 11.

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Written by Robbie Busch, Michael Kraiger, Frank Strom and Jim Alexander; art by Robert Pope, and Jeff Albrecht; cover by Scott Neely.

Dexter's super-cereal turns Dee-Dee into a super-spazz. Cow and Chicken get into big trouble at the library. And Johnny Bravo tries to fit into his hot pants.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Scott Cunningham, Brian Swenlin and Sholly Fisch; art by Leo Batic, Pablo Zamboni, Ruben Torreiro, David Alvarez, Robert Pope, Mike DeCarlo; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

Bugs Bunny helps Yosemite Sam catch the Loch Ness Monster, and Daffy tries to get adopted by apes...but they don't want him. Plus, tales starring Wile E. Coyote and the equally unlucky Sylvester.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 4.


Written by Robbie Busch; art by Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Moy.

It's an all-Gangreen Gang issue, as the baddest green boys in Townsville run a nasty prank-playing contest and make paralyzingly sour pickle Popsicles.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Frank Strom and Robbie Busch; art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy, Leo Batic and Ruben Torreiro; cover by Vincent Deporter.

The gang investigates reports of an extinct animal on the loose. Plus, an attempt to get Shaggy to relax Eastern-style fails when a visit to a haunted acupuncturist backfires.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Feb. 11.

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Written by Greg Farshtey; art by Carlos D'Anda, Randy Elliott, and Ray Kryssing; photo cover.

A digest-sized trade paperback collecting all 15 issues of the series previously available only to LEGO Club members. Follow the Toa as they search for the Masks of Power in an attempt to beat Makuta. Will their newfound powers help them fight off the swarms of the Bohrok? Will the Toa Nuva ever free Mata Nui or will Matuka's reign of darkness last forever?

208 pages, $12.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Jim Lee; covers by Lee and Lee Bermejo.

Jim Lee provides art for Part 1 of a 4-part story spanning the Eye of the Storm corner of the WildStorm Universe. The Authority has been watching over the Earth for years...so what happens when Tao, the most efficient manipulator in the world, tricks the U.S. government into committing an accidental, interdimensional atrocity on its own soil? Once set in motion, it could turn out to be the straw that breaks the Carrier's back. But their reaction might be exactly the opposite of what Tao expects.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by D'Anda and Lee Bermejo.

The weekly 4-part saga continues, StormWatch leader Ben Santini's greatest nightmare is now reality, forcing Team Achilles underground to plot the overthrow of a super-dictatorship. It's the battle everyone's been waiting to see: Stormwatch vs. The Authority. Will Santini's plan affect Earth's mightiest super-team? And how far is he willing to go to succeed?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb.11.


Written by Joe Casey; art by Ale Garza and Trevor Scott; covers by Garza and Lee Bermejo.

The action heats up as the 4-part Eye of the Storm event continues. The interdimensional victims of Tao's scheme launch a surgical strike on a major metropolitan center. In a bloody counterattack, the Authority fight back, but will it be enough? Meanwhile, Jack Marlowe and his covert team of Wildcats look on in anticipation. Will the Halo Corporation survive this coup? Will Marlowe bring his formidable powers to bear on the aliens in service of humanity?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Robbie Morrison; art by Whilce Portacio; covers by Portacio and Lee Bermejo

The conclusion that will rock the Wildstorm Universe to its core. With evidence of the United States' culpability in the interdimensional incident, the Authority comes to one conclusion: For good or bad, it's time they took control. No more Congress. No more Supreme Court. No more President. The time is now, and their "finer world" begins on American soil.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Chris Claremont; art by Ale Garza, Ramon F. Bachs, Dustin Weaver, Carlos D¹Anda, Sandra Hope and Raul Fernandez; cover by Garza.

Collecting Gen13 #7-11. The new Gen13 team faces new challenges -- and some old enemies -- October brings with it a few surprises. Now that they've finally settled into a routine at school, they have to deal with personal lives run amok.

128 pages, $19.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

Andy and Zyon race each other in a snowboarding competition -- with a surprising result. A man known as the Alchemist tells them he'll provide a map leading to the secret of the Kamikaze in exchange for a stone known as "the Green Flame." Will they finally discover the truth about Kamikaze?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Warren Ellis; art and covers by John Cassaday

An immense object drifting into the solar system ought to be a source of delight for the mystery archaelogists of Planetary -- but Elijah Snow knows it will drive the unseen member of the Four, Jacob Greene, out of hiding.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

Following a fierce battle with the Invid, Lt. Lance "Lancer" Belmont awakens on Earth in the home of Carla Morales. Trying to piece together what happened to the rest of the fleet, Lancer makes some startling discoveries about his location, but also faces grave danger as Invid Sentries begin searching for him! Plus, in the gripping backup tale, Karl Reiber begins to unravel the real secret behind Mars Base Sara.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


Written by Fiona Avery; art by Carlos D'Anda; covers by DAnda and Cully Hamner.

The mini-series reaches a conclusion, as Lion-O and the Thundercats attack Hammerhand's ship with the Griffin army. But the battle won't be easy for these mighty heroes thanks to the ship's mighty armaments. Will the Thundercats arrive in time to save Hachiman? Who will survive?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

The sprawling saga of the Wildcats continues with Full Disclosure, collecting issues #7-12 of the critically acclaimed series. The corporate intrigue of Jack Marlowe's machinations to place the ever-growing Halo Corporation at the forefront of global culture continue as a handicapped Cole Cash drafts accountant Edwin Dolby as his immediate gun-toting successor.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Feb. 25.

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Written by Geoff Johns; art by John-Paul Leon; cover by Chris Sprouse.

Tom Strong, the champion of Millennium City, is many things to many people: hero, nemesis, husband, father. But when a series of unlikely and inexplicable occurrences happen in seemingly random order, Tom must don a new hat, that of best friend. How will this affect the occasionally standoffish hero? Guest-starring the Strongmen of America.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 11.


Written by Alan Moore; art by Kevin Nowlan, Rick Veitch, Hilary Barta, Jim Baikie, and Melinda Gebbie; cover by Kevin Nowlan.

Alan Moore and his esteemed co-conspirators return in the second volume collecting the acclaimed series. Join Jack B. Quick, Greyshirt, Splash Brannigan, The First American, and Cobweb as they scurry, lurk, ooze, trip, and slink their way through an amazing array of diverse features.

160 pages, $24.95, in stores on Feb. 11.

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Written by Bill Willingham; art by Tony Aikens and Jimmy Palmiotti; painted cover by James Jean.

In this interlude issue featuring guest art by Tony Aikens and Jimmy Palmiotti, the members of the "Ex-wives Club" of fairytale philanderer Prince Charming reminisce about the Prince of Lies. But blonde bombshell Cinderella has another appointment, in Paris, and it's one she's dying to keep. Sex, espionage and betrayal abound ‹ especially when someone loses his head.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

The 5-part "Staring at the Wall" story arc reaches its apocalyptic conclusion, as the pathetic remnants of John Constantine's makeshift strike team run a desperate double bluff against the beast that is devouring the collective soul of humankind. With John missing and presumed dead, the Swamp Thing leads the charge ‹ but death is nothing compared to what the beast has in store for its enemies.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Peter Milligan; art and cover by Cliff Chiang.

Hot off his lauded work on Vertigo's Beware the Creeper, artist Cliff Chiang marks his second issue as alternating Human Target artist with Part 1 of a new 3-part story, "Which Way the Wind Blows." Someone's killing off former '70s activists for forgetting their politics. But in a mystery filled with former allegiances and regretted radicalism, where does Christopher Chance -- a man looking for his own identity -- fit in?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 18.


Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock.

Part 1 of the 4-part "Island Life." The rogue Special Forces unit known as the Losers heads to the Caribbean in search of the final piece of the puzzle that will blow the lid off the CIA's un-American activities. But the Agency has been stung before, and the mystery agent known as Max is already preparing a counter-attack. So when the Losers figure on raiding a villa in the foothills of Montserrat, a simple plan turns into a whole mountain of trouble...

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock.

Collecting the first six issues of this new hard-hitting crime/espionage series that mixes real-world scenarios with widescreen action. Once an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, the Losers served as the covert bloody hand of America until they stumbled across a C.I.A. secret they couldn't ignore. The C.I.A. tried to kill them, but they're about to learn that it takes more than one try to eliminate the Losers.

160 pages, $9.95, in stores on Feb. 11.


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

Part 2 of the new 4-part story "Stitchglass Slide." Living forever can be more a curse than a blessing if you happen to be hanging out in Lucifer's cosmos. All assorted immortals are being asked to leave by the Morningstar, and when the devil's asking, there's no debate. As some unlikely groups join up, a puppet show from hell and a twisted, edible house could prove to be too much to handle -- especially if your only saviours are the fallen cherubs Gaudium and Spera.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Feb. 18.


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

The second mini-series continues as the secret of the monster colony gets out. A dying creature breaks ranks with its terrifying leader Magellan, bringing a warning that shakes Julia Kadmon to her core and could cause a rift between Adam Kadmon and a beloved member of his legendary family.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 25.


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

The quirky 4-issue mini-series continues. Gods, demons and relatives collide when Frankie decides to dedicate her body to one of her desperate suitors. But what about her soul? As the night before shades into the dawn of the dead, the lovesick Jeriven has one last, desperate card to play: incarnation.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


Written by Bill Willingham; art by Shawn McManus; painted cover by Tara McPherson.

Bill Willingham pens the second Thessaly mini-series with artist Shawn McManus. Former lover of The Sandman, Thess is embroiled in her most impossible situation yet as the ruthlessly practical witch finds herself the unwitting -- and unwilling -- dispatcher of demons, beasts, and other arcane monstrosities.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.


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

Part 2 of the 3-part story "Safeword." Travel inside the mind of the last man on Earth. What is Yorick Brown's deepest, darkest secret, and what does it have to do with a swarm of New York City houseflies? One very domineering woman intends to do whatever it takes to find out...and use them against a helpless Yorick.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Feb. 4.

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