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Tuesday, March 16, 2004


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



Written by Andersen Gabrych; art by Pete Woods, Nathan Massengill, Brad Walker and Troy Nixey; cover by Tim Sale.

The conclusion of "The Rotting" finds Batman and Tarantula facing off against...Orpheus? Why would the hero of The Hill attack the Dark Knight? And what pestilent plan is Kafka plotting for Gotham City? Plus, Part 1 of "Polished Stone." Orpheus has been fighting to gain control of The Hill in Gotham City, but he can't do it alone. With a little help from Batman and Green Arrow, a face from the past is brought back like you've never seen her before.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Judd Winick; art by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend; painted cover by Matt Wagner

Part 4 of the 5-issue "As the Crow Flies." Batman has been gassed by the nightmarish Scarebeast. What effects will the toxin have on the Dark Knight? Will he be able to escape the monster? Even if he escapes, how will Batman ever regain his sanity?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 30.


Written by Dylan Horrocks; Ramon Bachs and John Holdridge; cover by Tom Fowler.

Batman and Oracle are trying to solve a string of murders that leads to a part of Gotham City no one knew existed. And while Batman dodges bullets and cracks skulls on the streets, Oracle's hunt brings her into a virtual world filled with her biggest dreams and her worst nightmares...a utopia that's being tainted by the real world.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo, Francis Portela, Javier Pina and Jimmy Palmiotti; cover by Lee Bermejo.

The Joker is back in a tale that will change the way the world thinks of him! Everyone thinks the Joker is too insane to be afraid of anything. But this issue dredges up the messiest parts of the Joker's past -- events that send chills up even his spine.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Dylan Horrocks; art by Dave Ross and Jesse Delperdang; cover by James Jean.

Batgirl and the new Robin vs. the Penguin. This issue features the historic first team-up of Cassandra Cain and the new Girl Wonder. And their first foe is one of Batman's deadliest baddies: the sinister and crafty Penguin.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 30.


Written by Jason Hall; art by Kelsey Shannon and Terry Beatty; cover by Shannon.

Mr. Freeze goes on the run after trying to kill a romantic rival, but does the crime truly have his cold-blooded touch? Plus, the Eskimo boy Koonak tells the story of how Freeze became the father he never had.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 16.


Written by Ty Templeton, Dan Slott and Scott Peterson; art by Rick Burchett, Templeton, Tim Levins, and Terry Beatty; cover by Bruce Timm.

DC's exciting line of digest-sized trade paperbacks expands to include the animated adventures of the Dark Knight Detective. This volume collects Gotham Adventures #50 and Batman Adventures #1-4, showcasing the worst of Batmanıs foes in the stories "Second Timers," "No Asylum," "Who Am I?," "Free Man," "Fowl Play," "My Boyfriendıs Back," "Breathing Room," and "Need to Know."

112 pages, 5 1/8 inches by 7 9/16 inches, $6.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Dan Slott, Ty Templeton, Gabe Soria, and Vito Delsante; art by Rick Burchett, Dean Haspiel, Templeton, and Terry Beatty; cover by Kelsey Shannon.

The animated adventures of the Dark Knight Detective make up the newest addition to DCıs line of digest-sized collections! This volume collects Batman Adventures #5-9, featuring the stories "Shot to the Heart," "Liar Liar," "Playing With Matches," "Two Minute Warning," "A Bat in the House," "The First Time," "Masquerade," "Face to Face," "Deathtrap A-Go-Go," and "The Couch."

112 pages, 5 1/8 inches by 7 9/16 inches, $6.95, in stores on June 2.


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

The 6-issue Batman story by the creative team of 100 Bullets, collected in a hardcover. A dead girlıs body is found in the Gotham Landfill, and as Batman delves into the case, he reflects on the dark city he has made his home. This hardcover collects Batman #620-625 and features a new cover by Dave Johnson and an introduction by Batman co-editor Bob Schreck.

144 pages, $24.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Ron Perazza; art by Francisco Rodriguez de la Fuente and Aaron Sowd; cover by Michael Golden.

The mini-series based on Mattelıs newest, most innovative line of Batman action figures ever continues. Eight hundred years after the Joker plunged humanity into a techno-apocalypse and remade the Earth as a Mecha-Arkham nightmare, two teenagers fight for survival. Hunted by horrific Scarecrow robots, Leo and Pilot stumble upon a dormant Batcave...and awaken the B.A.T. defense! Now, under the protection of the amazing robotic Bat Knights, our heroes try to make their way to a safe haven.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 23.


Written by Paul Dini; art by Bruce Timm and Shane Glines; painted cover by Timm.

The slam-bang finale to the mini-series by Dini and Timm, guest-starring Batman. Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn slink back into town with the hard-won Zombie Root, only to blow their own cover as they discover that Hollywood's trying to make a bundle off of their infamy. And when Batman catches up to them, this movie's really gonna blow its budget.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 30.


Written by Neal Adams, Dennis OıNeil, Mike Friedrich, Frank Robbins, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman; art by Adams and Dick Giordano; cover by Adams.

A 240-page hardcover continuing DC's look at Neal Adams' evolutionary and revolutionary take on the Dark Knight. This volume collects classic stories along with covers originally presented in Detective Comics #393-411, Batman #217, 219-222, 224-227, and 229-231, The Brave and The Bold #88-90, 93 and 95, and World's Finest Comics #199-200 and 202, featuring the introduction of Man-Bat, an homage to Enemy Ace, and much more. Plus, a new cover by Adams and introductions by Adams and longtime collaborator Dick Giordano.

240 pages, $49.95, in stors on June 30.


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

During the landmark events of "Sensei and Student," the Birds were forced to put their personal lives on hold. Watch as they try to pick up the pieces, including a long-awaited date for the Huntress.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.


Written by Ed Brubaker; art by Sean Phillips and Stefano Gaudiano; cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Ed Brubaker teams with his Sleeper cohort Sean Phillips to bring a stand-alone tale of Catwoman's life gone horribly wrong. Her control over the East End of Gotham City is slipping, and her war has brought the death of one of her closest friends. Can she hold things together?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 23.


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

This issue brings some of Gotham's most twisted freaks into the world of the GCPDıs top detectives. A recent development has tied an old murder case to both the Mad Hatter and the Penguin, leading Detective Driver to a place no cop in Gotham wants to go for help: former Detective Harvey Bullock's doorstep.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.


Written by Devin Grayson; art by Mike Lilly and Andy Owens; cover by Scott McDaniel and Owens.

In the aftermath of the shocking final showdown between Nightwing and Blockbuster, Dick Grayson decides to leave Blüdhaven for a while. So he takes to the road with a new partner -- the beautiful and deadly Tarantula. But where will this lead, and what does any of it have to do with the venomous Copperhead? Featuring guest artist Mike Lilly and guest cover artist Scott McDaniel.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 9.

ROBIN #127

Written by Bill Willingham; art by Damion Scott and Robert Campanella; cover by Scott.

The adventures of the new Robin continue, as she teams with Batman for the first time. Just how will the Girl Wonder fare in her initial full-blown adventure with the Dark Knight? And whatıs become of yesterday's Boy Wonder?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 23.


Written by Sam Kieth; art and cover by Kieth.

Writer/artist Sam Kieth presents a supernatural tale that pits Batman against a mysterious werewolf known as Scratch! After a series of children disappear, Batman investigates a small town that may harbor a dark secret. Is the adolescent lycanthrope Scratch to blame, or does he know what dark truth lies beneath the surface of this quaint town?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 2.

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Written by Chuck Austen; art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos; cover by Arthur Adams.

Guest-starring the Teen Titans. Gog and Superman throw down in Smallville. Too bad Superboy, Wonder Girl and Kid Flash get in the way.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Greg Rucka; art by Matthew Clark and Nelson; cover by Gene Ha

Reporting from Umec, Lois doesnıt like the constraints the U.S. military has put on the press. Meanwhile, Superman battles a new and even more powerful Replikon as well as Lupé, the femme fatale in charge of the SCU, who considers herself to be Clarkıs new boss.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.


Written by Brian Azzarello; art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

The Azzarello/Lee run marches on with "For Tomorrow," Part 3. As Superman continues to struggle with the mysterious vanishings happening around the world, he still finds himself stuck in the middle of a civil war. And just when he figures out who the good guys are, his world is flipped upside down.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 23.


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Michael Turner

"The Supergirl From Krypton" by Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner continues. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman travel to Apokolips to rescue Kara. But does she want to be rescued?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


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

The penultimate chapter of the maxiseries by Mark Waid, Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan. Krypton invades Earth. Whose side is Superman on?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Jerry Siegel and various; art by Joe Shuster, Jack Burnley, Leo Nowak, John Sikela, and various; cover by Burnley.

A hardcover Archive Edition collecting the first 16 adventures of Superman from World's Finest Comics, virtually all of them unseen for over 60 years. This volume features the first appearance of Metallo as well as early appearances by Perry White and Jimmy Olsen. Plus, an introduction by movie producer Michael Uslan.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Peter David; art and cover by Ed Benes and Alex Lei.

Reoffered to coincide with the Fallen Angel TP, also written by Peter David, this trade collects the hard-to-find final six issues of Supergirl, #75-80, in one handy volume featuring an intro by Peter David and a cover by Birds of Preyıs Ed Benes. There are two Supergirls...but which oneıs the real deal? Linda Danvers isnıt sure whether Kara Zor-El is for real, but she plans to find out. Can both of them survive the confrontation?

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on June 16.



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

Aquaman and Lorena -- who lost her family in the collapse of San Diego -- finally come face to face with the man behind the disaster. Why would anyone kill thousands of innocent people and doom thousands more to a life beneath the ocean? One way or another, Aquaman is going to find out.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Tom Fowler.

The final story arc of Caper begins, featuring art and covers by Tom Fowler. Writer Judd Winick and Fowler join forces for a crime laden freak-out filled with severed limbs, guns, assassins, drag queens, more guns, porn stars, and one really big Afro! Louis Weiss is a delivery man for organ transplants in modern-day San Francisco, but one delivery's led to much more than he's bargained for. A severed hand with a strange tattoo leads to a citywide chase through some dirty little parts of California. Four issues of madness begin here.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 30.


Written by Howard Chaykin; art and cover by Chaykin

A 6-issue mini-series reinventing a classic DC team. Five extraordinary people with seemingly nothing in common share the bond of surviving a cataclysmic event. In a world devoid of super-heroes, they come together and discover that everything they know has been a lie, that the world we live in is not the one we believe it to be. To survive, they must unite and face the true masters of our universe. It's a world where literally anything can happen, and probably will.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Jack Kirby, Ed Herron and Dave Wood; art by Kirby, Wally Wood and Marvin Stein; cover by Kirby and Wally Wood

A second thrilling Archive Edition featuring the adventures of the Challengers of the Unknown, with art by Jack Kirby & Wally Wood! This volume collects Challengers of the Unknown #3-8, circa 1958-1959, and is offered at a special low price. This volume is highlighted by a host of ı50s science-fiction oddities, including a mysterious "star stone" that bestows super-powers, a space circus, monsters from space, a planet populated by robots, and more! Plus, an introduction by John Morrow, editor/publisher of The Kirby Collector.

168 pages, $39.95, in stores on June 9.


Written by Joe Kelly; art and cover by Ted McKeever.

The next chapter in the innovative mini-series. What would you do if you knew that your one mistake could potentially undo the entire universe? Enginehead is a living machine comprised of six members of the DCU who have decided to give up their lives to become some sort of cosmic mechanic. Professor Emil Hamilton, Automan, Rosie the Riveter, Brainstorm and Doctor Cyber have all literally "come together" to give the DCU a much-needed oil change!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 2.


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

Flash back to a time before the Angel arrived in Bete Noire. Been wondering how the Fallen Angel and Doctor Juris first became lovers? On the one day a year Juris is able to depart Bête Noire, his path takes him to New Orleans on Fat Tuesday, the high point of Mardi Gras. There he encounters a young woman known simply as Lee who is tracking down a serial rapist. Before long, he discovers that his and Lee's fates are inextricably intertwined.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 9.


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

Collecting the introductory story of the Fallen Angel, originally presented in the first six issues of the critically acclaimed series. Welcome to Bëte Noir, a mysterious city with a very enigmatic inhabitant: the hooded Fallen Angel, who helps people in need when they find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. But her help isn't always what it seems. This volume features an introduction by author Harlan Ellison.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Dan Jolley; art and cover by ChrisCross and Dan Green

The series bringing the Nuclear Man back to the DCU continues with Part 2 of the 3-part "Eye Contact." All Hell's broken loose as 17-year-old Jason Rusch suddenly, mysteriously finds himself with the powers of Firestorm. But Jason doesn't have time to explore his new abilities, as real life comes crashing down on him in the form of Stevie Golek, the criminal Jason agreed to work for prior to gaining his powers. Now Jason's desperate to save his own life. But the price may be too terrible even to consider.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 2.


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

Guest-starring Nightwing. The Flash is tired of the parades, the museum and the spotlight. He just wants to do his job. In fact, if he had his way, the entire Flash Museum would be demolished from the ground up. So whyıs he protecting it? And from whom? Plus, a rude awakening occurs within the walls of Iron Heights.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 23.


Written by David Tischman; art and cover by Timothy Green II.

The DC Focus series heats up! A stolen battlesuit, its parts divided among four hard-luck guys, has driven one man to murder, another to the cops, and still another to plot behind his friendsı backs. But itıs Trent, the one trying to keep his life together, who draws the attention of Burke, the mystery man under orders to recover the suit at any cost.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 23.


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

The stunning conclusion of "City Walls." Oliver leads his army against a horde of murderous demons ‹ with the fate of Star City hanging in the balance.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Ron Marz; art by Luke Ross and Rodney Ramos; cover by Brandon Peterson.

Part 3 of the 6-part "Homecoming?" Kyle Rayner faces perhaps the deadliest member of his rogues gallery -- the Green Lantern killer who calls herself Fatality -- in an epic battle that will shake both Kyle and New York City to their foundations. And even if Kyle manages to survive Fatality's onslaught, does he have any hope of finding out what shadowy figure is pulling her strings?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 30.


Written by Steve Gerber; art and cover by Brian Hurtt.

Pandemonium reigns at the State Penitentiary as an inmateıs fiery fate drives convicts to religion and the warden to an investigation. Slowly realizing he possesses a mysterious power that both protects and endangers him, Ethan Harrow tries to find peace in the oasis of the prison repair shop. Only he discovers that when this force is loose for too long, heıs in the worst danger of all.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 2.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray; cover by Greg Land and Jay Leisten.

Continuing the highly anticipated 4-part story "Fate's Warning," by the new team of writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray and artists Ryan Sook and Mick Gray. With Hawkman under suspicion of murder, Hawkgirl is forced to fly solo as The Angel Killer strikes again. Meanwhile, the new love in Hawkmanıs life may be much more than she seems.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.

H-E-R-O #17

Written by Will Pfeifer; art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger; cover by Jason Pearson.

There's a super-powered serial killer on the loose, but former H-E-R-O device users Jerry Feldon and Robby Reed aren't ready to face him. Robby fears what's waiting for him in the future, and Jerry fears that Reed himself is crazy and might be the real danger. But ready or not, the killer is carving a path of death and destruction...and it's leading right to our reluctant pair of heroes.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Brad Meltzer; art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair; cover by Michael Turner.

The biggest event of 2004 begins here! Uncover the DCU's deadliest secret with a miniseries that explores the DCU from a whole new perspective. It's a secret they'll fight to keep, a secret they're willing to sacrifice themselves for. But this sacrifice, this victim seems almost too much for them to bear...

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on June 9.

JLA #100

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

This landmark extra-sized 100th issue features the long-awaited return of one of the toughest and most raw super-groups in the DCU: The Elite! The JLA is torn apart when Vera Black makes her debut as leader of the Elite, with intentions to clear her family name and show the JLA "how things should be done." The shockwaves from this issue changes the JLA as we know it -- dividing its ranks and setting the stage for Julyıs debut of the exciting new maxi-series Justice League Elite.

48 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 30.


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

The landmark crossover event of the decade is collected in a spectacular 2-volume slipcased hardcover set! The first volume presents the 224-page, 4-issue miniseries, including introductions by Stan Lee and Julius Schwartz and a key to the characters featured on the cover. The 64-page Compendium contains the original 21 pages of pencils from the previously unpublished 1980s crossover, an article on the original crossover by K.C. Carlson, the actual miniseries proposal and plot development, a Pérez portfolio of art done to commemorate the project, annotated notes from Kurt Busiek to the characters, and more. Co-published with Marvel Comics.

288 pages, $75, in stores on Aug. 11.


Written by Stan Lee; art by Walter Simonson, Scott McDaniel, Chris Bachalo, and John Cassaday; cover by Adam Hughes.

Collecting the final four issues of Stan Lee's re-interpretation of the DC Universe. Donıt miss Lee teaming with Scott McDaniel on Aquaman, Walter Simonson on Sandman and Chris Bachalo on Catwoman, then wrapping it all up with a brand new Crisis, drawn by John Cassaday! Plus, all four artists share remembrances and sketch material, movie producer Michael Uslan provides an introduction, Stan Lee contributes an afterword, and Adam Hughes turns in a new cover image.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on June 9.


Written by Alan Davis; art and cover by Davis and Mark Farmer.

Elseworlds. The action-packed, beautifully illustrated mini-series by Alan Davis and Mark Farmer continues. The Justice League and a virtual who's who of DC heroes are powerless against the mysterious evil that threatens the universe as dark, villainous forces gather trying to unravel Darkseid's secrets.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on June 16.

JSA #62

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Don Kramer, Tom Mandrake, and Keith Champagne; cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

The terrifying conclusion to the 3-part "Redemption Lost," featuring guest artist Tom Mandrake! Portsmouth is overrun with the walking dead, and The Spectre must make the ultimate sacrifice to reclaim the evil that has infected the city. Meanwhile, Jay Garrick struggles with an inner demon from his past, and Mr. Terrific witnesses an event that shakes his very soul.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.


Written by Keith Giffen; art and cover by Dean Haspiel.

With Flash and Manhunter the only JLA members on duty, theyıre brought down by a mysterious technical menace called the Construct. His weapon of choice? The JLA Watchtower itself.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 2.


Written by Kelley Puckett; art by Warren Pleece; cover by Tomer Hanuka.

DC Focus. At last, Tom has come to grips with the fact that he's not just another geek among the masses -- he has a real, honest-to-goodness super power! No more gimpy right arm, no more medications on a regimented schedule. He's a normal kid now...and much more! But if you think Tom had a hard time accepting this change, imagine what his loving-yet-domineering mother is about to go through. It's super powers presented the real world way.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 23.


Written by Keith Champagne; art and cover by Steve Lightle.

Artist Steve Lightle returns for an issue set in the antimatter universe of Qward. The nature of Wildfireıs very existence is changed forever when heıs abducted by the Weaponers of Qward, who want to use him as an energy source for their resource-depleted planet.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 30.


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

The explosive conclusion to the 2-part "Last Rites." The dreadful secret of LıOno Nero is revealed, and his deadly purpose in Brooklyn is now a matter for the Monolith.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Judd Winick; art and cover by Tom Raney

The Fearsome Five are back -- and worse than ever -- in Part 1 of the 3-part "Five by Five." Mammoth, Gizmo, Psimon, Jinx, and a mysterious fifth member are wreaking havoc. And the Outsiders are there to stop them...or at least try to stop them. And who is really behind the Furious Five?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.


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

A special issue written and illustrated by Scott Morse. In the tale "Love Makes a Fella Woozy," Plas' portly partner Woozy Winks has fallen for a woman...but he has no idea how to woo her. It's up to Plas to provide some "deep background" as to how to win her affections.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Chuck Dixon; art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens

Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel return to the site of their first legendary collaboration -- Bludhaven -- in an issue featuring a guest appearance by Nightwing. Dragon and Bronze Tiger track the sinister Circle of Six to Gotham's trouble-plagued sister city. But with eight of the worldıs greatest martial artists throwing down, is there anything to keep the city from going up in smoke? Just a guy named Nightwing.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 30.


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

The thrilling conclusion to the 4-part "Raven Rising," featuring the final confrontation among the Teen Titans, Brother Blood and Raven. The new Teen Titans discover a horrifying truth about Raven -- she may be a bigger threat than Brother Blood. Plus, a radical change for Beast Boy begins.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Adam Beechen; art by Erik Vedder and Rob Ross; cover by Dave Bullock.

Mad Mod comes to Jump City and calls out the fashion police! Will Starfire and Beast Boy get arrested?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 30.


Written by John Francis Moore; art by Wes Craig and Prentis Rollins; cover by Tomer Hanuka.

The new DC Focus series continues. Cooper Santiago's ability to give people powers has brought him fame, fortune and a boatload of trouble. Now he's got the widow of a former client on his back and faces from his past trying to chase him down. Plus, he's given his best friend a power that's starting to kill him.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder; painted cover by J.G. Jones.

In the conclusion to "Bitter Pills," Wonder Woman at last confronts her greatest foe, but there's more to Veronica Cale than meets the eye! And while ancient powers are enlisted to battle Diana, setting the stage for an epic confrontation, an unexpected player appears in the midst of the battle at Caleıs headquarters.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 23.


Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Haney and Otto Binder; art by Mike Sekowsky, Al Plastino, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; cover by Swan, Sekowsky and various

A special Sampler featuring some of DCıs greatest Silver Age tales, priced under a buck. Reprinting Justice League of America #4, in which the original JLA faces the invulnerable Carthan and inducts Green Arrow; Adventure Comics #247, featuring Superboy's first meeting with the Legion of Super-Heroes; and Our Army at War #81, one of Sgt. Rockıs earliest appearances.

48 pages, 99 cents, in stores on June 2.



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

The first new Elfquest material in years, presented as a thrilling original 96-page hardcover graphic novel. In this stunning tale -- the first new Elfquest material in years -- the elves must adapt to a world without the Troll smiths, who forged their weapons and tools. Meanwhile, Shuna, the adopted human daughter of Cutter and Leetah, must recover from her parents' recent, violent deaths. Painfully aware of her human heritage, Shuna embarks on a quest to unite elves and humans in peace.

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on July 21.


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

Collecting stories from the original series issues 8-11, Cutter and Skywise find themselves deep in the forbidden grove, reunited with Leetah and several of the other elves. They make their way past danger until they arrive at the foot of the Blue Mountain, and what they find will change their lives forever.

192 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on June 30.


Written by Jono Howard, Jesse Leon McCann and Brian Swenlin; art by Scott Underwood, Angus Bungay, Neal Sternecky, Enis Temizel, and Tim Chi Ly; cover by Scott Neely and Bungay.

Ed Edd & Eddy find a UFO, Cow & Chicken's family vacation goes awry, and Courage the Cowardly Dog finds freaky crop circles on his masterıs farmland.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 23.


Written by Brian Swenlin, Bobbi Weiss, Earl Kress, Robbie Busch; art by Walter Carzon, Ruben Torreiro, David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo, and Leo Batic; cover by Alvarez.

Get a double shot of Sylvester and Tweety, with a dash of Henery Hawk. Plus, Bugs stars in a tale of Merrie old England and a truly Looney nursery rhyme.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 23.


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

Two Fuzzy Lumpkins means double trouble for the Girls! Plus, Mojo Jojo knocks Townsville off its feet!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 16.


Written by Robbie Busch and Frank Strom; art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy, Karen Matchette and Scott McRae; cover by Staton.

It's another pair of around-the-world mysteries with Scooby and the gang, from a swamp beast in Cambodia to hunchbacks and gargoyles in Paris.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 9.



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

A new trade paperback collecting the beautifully illustrated 6-issue mini-series. Join Fletcher Arrowsmith as he embarks on a voyage of self-discovery in an alternate universe in which magic plays a part in World War I. Arrowsmith needs to choose sides in the struggle, but soon realizes that if the so-called good guys win, the world will be forever changed. But will it be for better or worse? Will he be able to find his place -- and himself -- in this world? Plus, this collection includes the 8-page preview story that introduced Fletcher Arrowsmith.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on June 30.


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

The Authority has fought many threats over the years: Invasion forces from alternate Earths, ancient gods bent on terraforming the planet, even ruthless multi-dimensional corporations. But what they face now is something no one could have anticipated -- a threat that could very well be the end to all existence.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Garth Ennis; art and cover by Glenn Fabry.

The uproarious mini-series by Ennis and Fabry continues. The Authority, facing a threat beyond even their God-like might, has turned to the one man who holds the key to victory: Kev Hawkins. In this issue, we learn the true nature of Kev's involvement with this fiendish plot to destroy the planet, as well as the terrible truth about the tiger.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 23.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Tony Harris and Tom Feister; cover by Harris.

The premiere issue of a new series by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and Tom Feister, featuring eight extra pages of story at no extra cost. This political thriller set in a real world with no heroes tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes the worldıs first super-powered being. Before long, tired of risking his life for the status quo, Mitchell retires...and soon runs for mayor of New York City.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


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

The third hardcover in a series collects Ellis and Cassaday's Planetary #13-18. Elijah Snow, Jakita Wagner and the Drummer are the Archaeologists of the Unknown, walking through the hidden doors that lead to our darkest secrets. In this volume, Elijah takes a look at his past, making startling revelations and recounting his participation in the first moon shotŠin 1851.

192 pages, $24.95, in stores on June 30.


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

A thrilling new chapter for one of 2003's most acclaimed new series. Carver's former handler, John Lynch, is out of his coma, with a mission from the "Powers That Be" to bring Carver back under his control. But can Lynch pull it off now that Holden has thrown his lot in with Tao? And what is Holden's life like now that he's given up hope he'll ever be redeemed?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 30.


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

Collecting the second half of Sleeper Season One (issues #7-12), one of the most critically acclaimed comics of the year. Holden Carver is a man caught between two worlds; a former high-ranking agent for a covert government agency who was forced into a deadly undercover mission with no way back in from the cold. Now agent Carver lives one day at a time, trying to elude detection and not be found as...what? A good guy?

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on June 23.


Written by Micah Ian Wright; art by Clement Sauve and Eric Nguyen; cover by Jason Pearson.

An enemy left for dead pops up on Santini's radar. What is Baron Chaos up to, and why does everyone except Ben suddenly think the Dictator is such a nice guy? Is his sinister plan about to come to fruition, or is he merely a hurdle in Team Achilles' continued quest to usurp the Authority and bring democracy back to the United States?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 9.


Written by John Layman; art and cover by UDON Studios.

A new mini-series pits 'Cat vs. 'Cat. When Lion-O begins acting strangely and making reckless decisions, only the Thunderkittens take notice. Unfortunately, no one listens to them -- and the Thundercats are about to discover that their greatest menace may come from within.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.

WILDCATS Version 3.0 #22

Written by Joe Casey; art by Duncan Rouleau and John Dell; cover by Dustin Nguyen and Rian Hughes.

As Coda War One rages across Greece and the body count rises, Agent Wax races cross-country to Los Angeles to intercept the U.S. government's deadliest covert assassin before it can reach his target: Jack Marlowe.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.



Written by Steve Aylett; art by Shawn McManus; cover by Chris Sprouse

A surreal journey of self-discovery brought to you by British science fiction author Steve Aylett and fan-favorite artist Shawn McManus. Several mysterious deaths, coupled by an unannounced visit from an enigmatic stranger, prompt Tom Strong to investigate a woman with odd powers that shift realities.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 9.


100 BULLETS #50

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

The Eisner Award-winning series hits the halfway point. Longtime readers will get answers to some of the burning questions of the series, and the ever-mysterious Agent Graves is up to his old tricks, as yet another desperate victim receives its now infamous attaché and its curse of 100 untraceable bullets.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on June 9.


Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman; art by David Hahn; painted cover by Frank Quitely.

The sexy mini-series mixing vampires and the mob heats up. The seduction of Leto Del Toro continues, as the vampire priest's dead sexy ex-girlfriend arrives in Miami, looking to rekindle their passion. Victor openly challenges Leto's right to head the family, and the man who murdered his father is found hanging in his cell, drawing Leto deeper into the Del Toro family's web of criminal activity and vampire decadence.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 9.


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

War comes to Fabletown in the penultimate chapter of "March of the Wooden Soldiers." As the wooden soldiers of the Adversary advance on the blockade, Fables young and old prepare themselves for the worst. But these block-headed agents of the enemy may find it difficult to subdue this band of fairytale meat, especially with one seriously angry Snow White leading the charge. Never mess with a woman, especially if she's expecting. Plus, donıt miss a stunning 8-page preview of The Witching #1.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 9.


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

Kicking off the 3-part story "Stations of the Cross." Back in London, John is drifting through a life he no longer understands -- until a bizarre cult offers him salvation and a bed for the night. But the religious life holds unforeseen perils, and behind an old adversary lurks the ultimate puppet-master.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on June 23.


Written by Brian Azzarello; art by Marcelo Frusin, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cameron Stewart; cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Collecting all of Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarelloıs remaining issues of Hellblazer (#164-174), this hefty 264-page trade paperback brings to a shattering finale John Constantineıs arduous trek across America and answers the burning questions that put him on the road in the first place. This volume features two complete story arcs -- "Highwater" and "Ashes & Dust" -- each illustrated by Marcelo Frusin. Also included are two one-shots: "A Fresh Coat of Red Paint" (with art by Guiseppe Camuncoli) and "Chasing Demons" (with art by Cameron Stewart).

264 pages, $19.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Peter Milligan; art by Javier Pulido; cover by John Watkiss

A stand-alone story featuring a day in the life of the man with too many lives. After his adventures on the road, Chance wants nothing more than a few easy cases and -- most important -- to rebuild his relationship with his former wife, Mary. But, can Chance handle the pressure when another man's life isnıt at stake? Or are the mysteries of those closest to him more threatening than any job he undertakes?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Andy Diggle; art and cover by Jock.

Part 1 of a new 2-part story, "Sheikdown." What is the CIA's interest in an abandoned oil rig in the Arabian Gulf? When the rogue Special Forces team known as The Losers travels to a forgotten kingdom in search of some answers, they discover that sometimes American-style democracy needs a helping hand. And if they want the inside scoop on their enemy's plan, first they're going to have to help the local Emir with a little problem of his own...a little problem called the Central Intelligence Agency.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 23.


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

Part 1 of the 4-part story "The Wolf Beneath the Tree," guest-starring Destiny of The Endless. As the full ramifications of Yahweh's abdication become horrifyingly clear, Michael strives to put the damage right while Fenris the Wolf seeks to turn crisis into catastrophe. Lucifer has no intention of choosing a side -- but what better place for fates to cross than the house of Destiny?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 16.


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

The mini-series reaches its thrilling conclusion. Paranormal investigator Julia Kadmon faces her worst fears in the form of the messianic monster Magellan, the creature who nearly killed her once and is determined to succeed this time. Their ferocious one-on-one battle will determine whether man or monster controls the town of Hope Falls -- but not before a few surprises are pulled out by the least likely players in this stunning finale.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 23.


Written by Grant Morrison; art and covers by Cameron Stewart.

The new mini-series about a hero in a post-Utopian world continues. The hunt is on, with everyone from I-Police security forces to seafaring pirates on the lookout for our hapless heroes Seaguy and Chubby Da Choona. Protecting their newfound friend, Xoo, will send Seaguy and Chubby running across land, sea and through the ruins of submerged clockwork cities. But the greatest heartbreak of all might come when the pals come face to face with the deadly Wasps of Atlantis.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 16.


Written by Andy Diggle; art and painted cover by Enriqué Breccia.

The uneasy truce between the Swamp Thing and his daughter Tefé finally explodes into all-out conflict. Nature is not human-hearted, and the Earth Elemental will not allow his human heritage to stand in the way of his ascension to godhood. But John Constantine has plans of his own -- plans which are personified by the shambling zombie of the man formerly known as Alec Holland.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.


Written by Garth Ennis; art by Dave Gibbons, John Higgins, David Lloyd, Chris Weston and Gary Erskine.

Collecting the first four 56-page one-shots from writer Garth Ennis' War Story run at VERTIGO, this 240-page collection features some of the finest war comics ever to see print in the modern age. A labor of love by Ennis, War Stories Vol. 1 tells four very different stories from four of the countless viewpoints on World War II. War Stories Vol. 1 also includes a new afterword by Ennis.

240 pages, $19.95, in stores on June 9.


Written by Jonathan Vankin; art by Leigh Gallagher and Ron Randall; cover by Tara McPherson.

A new ongoing series that reinvents the ancient Triple Goddess archetype for our maniacal new millennium. Forget everything you thought you knew about witchcraft. Three hot new witches -- so new, that some of them haven't figured out that they are witches -- become mysteriously united...and the American melting pot will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 23.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan; art by Goran Parlov and José Marzan, Jr.; painted cover by Massimo Carnevale.

The 3-part "Widow's Pass" story arc reaches its bloody conclusion in an issue featuring the debut of hot new cover artist Massimo Carnevale. The last man on earth's confrontation with the female survivors of a violent militia group comes to an end. Plus, an unexpected guest arrives, and the status quo of the unmanned world is forever changed.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on June 2.

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