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Monday, April 12, 2004


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



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

The new Dynamic Duo takes to the streets in their creepiest adventure yet. Batman and the new Robin face off against the man who may be the sickest psychopath in the DCU: Mr. Zsasz! Can they stop him from slicing and dicing the citizenry of fair Gotham? And in the backup, Part 2 of "Polished Stone" written by Andersen Gabrych with art by newcomer Brad Walker and Troy Nixey. To gain credibility with his people, Orpheus must take down the only man with more power on the streets: Batman.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on July 8.


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

The thrilling conclusion to "As the Crow Flies." The secret of the Scarebeast is revealed -- and no one is safe! Has the Penguin's master plan ensured the demise of the Dark Knight and the city of Gotham?

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


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

An investigation into the death of a computer hacker has led Oracle to a secret cyber-world hidden in the bowels of Gotham. But now more bodies are turning up, and someone who might just be the Joker has turned his attention to Oracle.

32 pages, $2.50, in store on July 14.


Written by A.J. Lieberman; art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portela; cover by Lee Bermejo. In stores July 21. It's Hush vs. the Joker, Round Two in an extra-sized issue. But this issue also has Hush vs. Batman, Joker vs. Batman, and one very scared Riddler caught in the middle of the chaos. Blood is spilled, and when this one's over, two prominent Batman villains are set on a path of change ... and misery.

48 pages, $3.75, in stores on July 21.


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

A cyborg executes an all-out assault on a publisher who plansto print a book that contains the secrets to his existence. Can Batgirl stop this massive mechanized murderer?

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


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

The Joker and Harley Quinn are getting hitched. It'll be the wedding of the century...if Poison Ivy doesn't gum up the works first.

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


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

The mini-series based on Mattel's newest, most innovative line of Batman action figures continues. The futuristic robo-nightmare continues as Pilot, Leo and the B.A.T.Knights face their most terrifying foes yet. But even if they make it through the underground lair of the Killer Crocs, do our heroes stand a chance against the mechanized monster called B.A.N.E.?

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


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

The first part of the most-talked about story of 2003 is collected in trade paperback form. Reprinting Batman #608-612, this trade paperback features the first arc of Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee and Scott Williams' acclaimed "Hush," including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress and more.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on July 21.


Written by Eddie Campbell and Darren White; painted art and cover by Campbell

From Hell co-creator Eddie Campbell delineates the story of a young Batman who must hone his detective skills while penetrating the veil surrounding the mysterious Order of Beasts. In wartime London, the members of a secret society are found murdered, with the killings subtly connected by a thread only the Dark Knight can detect,

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


Written by Gail Simone; art by Ron Adrian, Alex Lei and Rob Lea; cover by Mark Texeira

The Birds break out in the first of six biweekly issues kicking off the storyline "Between Dark and Dawn." Huntress goes undercover to infiltrate a religious cult with a dangerous secret and a hidden operative. This issue features guest art by Ron Adrian, plus a cover by Mark Texeira.

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


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

"Between Dark and Dawn" continues in the second of six biweekly issues. Canary and Oracle uncover the true nature of Sovereign Brusaw's organization, while an unarmed Huntress fights for her life against a former Justice Leaguer.

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


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

Ever since Catwoman #25, Junior Galante -- head of the Gotham Mafia -- has been a huge thorn in Catwoman's side. First he brought drugs into the neighborhood, then hired the Penguin to send Zeiss after her. Now Catwoman's had enough, and she's going after Galante and his crew once and for all...even if it kills her.

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


Written by Chuck Austen; art by Tom Derenick and Adam DeKraker; cover by Jim Lee.

The exciting adaptation of this summer's hot action flick starring Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson and Frances Conroy! Meet Patience Phillips, a mousy artist working for cosmetic giant Hedare Beauty. When she stumbles on a dark secret at the company, she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous corporate conspiracy. What happens next changes Patience forever: In a mystical twist of fate, she is transformed into...Catwoman. Featuring a cover by superstar artist Jim Lee and a special section of Lee's sketches of Halle Berry drawn on the set of the film.

64 pages, $4.95, in store on June 30.


Written by Chuck Austen, Doug Moench, Steven Grant; art by Tom Derenick, Adam DeKraker, Jim Lee, Jim Balent, Bob Smith, Brad Rader, Mark Lipka, and Dan Davis; photo cover.

A special collection featuring the Catwoman Movie Adaptation plus two fantastic Catwoman tales. Included here are Selina Kyle's origin story from Catwoman (first series) #0, and a tale of Catwoman vs. the Feds from Catwoman (second series) #11! Plus, an expanded Jim Lee sketchbook and interview section.

128 pages, $9.95, in stores on June 30.


Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton, Leo Dorfman, Gardner Fox, Frank Robbins, Doug Moench, Devin Grayson, Ty Templeton, and Ed Brubaker; art by Bob Kane, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Charles Paris, Kurt Schaffenberger, Frank Springer, Sid Greene, Irv Novick, Joe Giella, Tom Mandrake, Jan Duursema, Jim Balent, John Stanisci, Rick Burchett, Terry Beatty, Michael Avon Oeming and Mike Manley; cover by Brian Bolland. Retro-solicited; in stores June 30. Timed in advance of the release of the upcoming Catwoman movie from Warner Bros. Pictures comes a celebration of the Feline Fatale from her 60-plus years in comics. Featuring a new cover by Brian Bolland and an introduction by Catwoman Executive Producer Michael Uslan, this volume contains nine different tales (and nine sexy pinups) that span the decades.

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


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

An explosive story guest-starring the Penguin, the Mad Hatter and Harvey Bullock. Detective Driver and Josie Mac are desperately trying to crack an unsolved mass murder from 10 years ago, one that has uncertain ties to the Mad Hatter. But a delicate investigation is completely shaken up now that disgraced detective Harvey Bullock is on the case. But Bullock's not the man he used to be, and with the Penguin inexplicably in his sights, things are about to get messy.

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


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

Featuring a stunning cover by classic Nightwing artist Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens. The world is still spinning for Dick Grayson following the shocking events of Nightwing #93. Will he get his head together in time to save his new partner from certain death? Or will Tarantula taste the venom of Copperhead?

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

ROBIN #128

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

Tim Drake continues to adjust to life outside the Batcave, while Batman and the new Robin face off against the deadly Scarab! Can the new Dynamic Duo stop this fearsome femme assassin from eliminating her ultimate target: the former Boy Wonder?

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


Written by Sam Kieth; art and cover by Kieth.

The supernatural mini=series by Sam Kieth mixing Batman with a teenage werewolf continues. Only Zack, a young werewolf, can save a small town from the grip of terror...a terror that's been stealing small children. The problem is, the town doesn't want Zack to do it.

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

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

It's Superman's last stand at S.T.A.R. Labs, guest-starring Wonder Woman and Superboy. Injured from his knock-down fight with Gog, Superman is cornered by every villain who wants to make a name for himself by getting a piece of the Man of Steel. Will Wonder Woman and Superboy be enough muscle to help Superman?

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


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

A hostage situation develops at S.T.A.R. Labs! But as Superman is about to stop it, the unimaginable happens...

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


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

Superman's battle "For Tomorrow" marches on. In issue #206, Big Blue came face-to-face with a seemingly unstoppable foe backed by a ruthless dictator. While Superman has vowed not to take sides in a civil unrest, he finally must decide on whether he maintains his neutrality or takes up arms. However, will he choose the right side to defend? Can he trust those he's sworn to defend. Stay tuned, because an unstoppable monster and oppressive regime aren't the only dilemmas Superman has to contend with in this issue.

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


Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Michael Turner.

The penultimate chapter of the thrilling 6-part story "The Supergirl from Krypton!" Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have traveled to Apokolips to rescue Kara Zor-El. But has she gone to the Darkseid?

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


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

he 12-issue maxi-series reaches its explosive finale! Superman takes on the Kryptonian army in a battle that decides his status in Metropolis. What role will Lex Luthor play? Plus, an unexpected appearance that changes Superman forever.

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


Written by Clint Carpenter and Drew Greenberg; art by Tom Derenick and Adam DeKraker; cover by John Van Fleet.

Continuing the adventures inspired by The WB TV series. Clark stumbles on some mysterious men breaking into the Talon. What's their connection to Lex? Find out in this unique story split in two, with each half showing the same event from both Clark's and Lex's viewpoints.

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

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Written by John Broome; art by Irwin Hasen, Arthur Peddy, Bob Oksner and Bernard Sachs; cover by Hasen. In stores July 14. A thrilling new Archive Edition collecting All Star Comics #44-48, featuring the adventures of the Justice Society of America. In this volume, comics' first super-team faces racketeering in Hollywood, cosmic criminals, and a modern-day Billy the Kid. Plus, an introduction by Roy Thomas.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on July 14.


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

Aquaman's life begins anew in the conclusion to "American Tidal," the new storyline enjoying a series of sold-out issues! When Anton Geist -- the man who caused the collapse of San Diego -- refuses to reveal his collaborators, Aquaman and Lorena drag him underwater for a horrifying tour of Sub Diego and its water-breathing citizens. This harrowing conclusion reveals secrets and begins a new direction in Aquaman's life.

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


Written by Dan Jolley; art by Leonard Kirk and Robin Riggs; cover by Dave Johnson.

A new breed of crimefighter makes his explosive debut! Former policeman Travis Clevenger -- aka Bloodhound -- is in the third year of a 20-year prison sentence for brutally killing his partner. But his gift for profiling super-criminals leads the F.B.I. to offer him a chance at freedom if he'll help them track down a super-powered serial killer. All that stands in their way is a prison riot aimed at keeping him from leaving prison alive.

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


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

The third and final arc of Caper continues. All Louis Weiss and Richard Coolidge wanted to do was their job: delivering a pair of eyes to the hospital for a transplant. They're not sure why they now have a severed hand with a duck tattooed on it. They're not sure why random guys in black suits are trying to kill them. All they know is that a drag queen and her posse are their best chance for survival as buildings start exploding, bodies start flying and people start projectile vomiting.

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


Written by Howard Chaykin; art and cover by Chaykin.

The exciting new mini-series continues as superstar Howard Chaykin breathes new life into a classic DC team. Five strangers thrown together by a random act of terrorism discover that all is not as it seems. Tugged and manipulated by the powers that really run the world, these extraordinary individuals now must find out who is the master behind the curtain, and how they can cut the strings.

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


Written by Mike Friedrich and Len Wein; art by Dick Dillin, Joe Giella and Dick Giordano; cover by Alex Ross.

A new collection featuring the next round of JLA/JSA team-ups, with a cover by Alex Ross. This volume reprints Justice League of America #91-92, 100-102, 107-108, and 113; featuring the legendary search through time for the Seven Soldiers of Victory, the discovery of Earth-X and the Freedom Fighters, and the final fate of Sandman's partner Sandy. Plus, an introduction by Len Wein.

192 pages, $14.95, in stores on July 28.


Written by Geoff Johns and Len Wein; art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Andy Kuhn; cover by Adam Hughes.

The first of eight weekly comics that pay homage to Julius Schwartz and one of his fondest creations: the cover-driven story. The cover to Batman #183 inspires two different stories of a seeming "couch potato" Dark Knight: one written by Geoff Johns with art by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella, and another written by Len Wein with art by Andy Kuhn.

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


Written by Grant Morrison and Elliot S. Maggin; art by Jerry Ordway and J.H. Williams III; cover by Alex Ross.

The Julius Schwartz Tribute continues with Mystery in Space #82. Grant Morrison and Jerry Ordway and longtime DC scribe Elliot S. Maggin & J.H. Williams III each share their takes on spaceman Adam Strange having to decide the fate of two worlds.

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


Written by Brian Azzarello and Martin Pasko; art by Norm Breyfogle, Sal Buscema, Scott McDaniel, and Andy Owens; cover by Brian Bolland.

For the third of eight weekly comics, Brian Bolland reinterprets the cover to Green Lantern #31, where Hal Jordan offers "Power Rings For Sale." The story is adapted by two teams: Brian Azarello with art by Norm Breyfogle and Sal Buscema, and Martin Pasko with art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.

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


Written by Kurt Busiek and Cary Bates; art by Walter Simonson and John Byrne; cover by José Luis García-Lopéz and Kevin Nowlan.

This tribute issue finds José Luis García-Lopéz and Kevin Nowlan taking on the weirdest cover of July's Specials. Hawkman battles a winged gorilla from the cover of Hawkman #6, and two teams tell the tale: writer Kurt Busiek with artist Walter Simonson, and writer Cary Bates with artist John Byrne.

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


Written by Darwyn Cooke; art and cover by Cooke.

The mini-series continues to build to an awesome conclusion. An immense, unstoppable force lands on America's doorstep, ravaging everything in its path. The DC Universe's greatest heroes are called into action -- but even their combined efforts may be no match for this deadly new foe. Enter: the new champions of the Silver Age.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on July 28.


Written by John Byrne; art by Byrne and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Byrne.

The original World¹s Strangest Heroes are back, in the way that only the legendary John Byrne can deliver. Picking up in the wake of the events of "The Tenth Circle" saga in JLA, this series reunites Robot Man, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Niles Caulder with a host of edgy new super-heroes. They've defeated the vampire Crucifer...or have they?

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


Written by John Byrne; art by Byrne and Doug Hazlewood; cover by Byrne

The rebirth of one of DC's most=beloved super-teams by John Byrne and Doug Hazlewood continues. The newly formed DP springs into against several escaped "specimens" in Caulder's facility.

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


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

As Enginehead performs amazing acts of heroics and exhibits his awesome strength to the citizenry of Manhattan, he ponders the Big Flaw and his place in the Master Plan. Meanwhole, Enginehead and Grease Monkey retire to a pleasant evening at a "gentlemen's club," Metallo shows up and things get very ugly, very fast!.

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


Written by Peter David; art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco; cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Asia Minor's gotten himself in some serious trouble as a vengeful young woman comes to Bête Noire. She's looking to even the score for the fatal overdose of a loved one thanks to drugs Asia sold them. Only the Fallen Angel can save Asia from an ugly death...providing she has any desire to.

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


Written by Dan Jolley; art by ChrisCross and Rob Stull; cover by ChrisCross

The explosive first story arc comes to a conclusion. Still struggling to understand the vast, incredible powers that have been thrust upon him, 17-year-old Jason Rusch finds himself trapped with his worst enemy, forced to face the harsh realities of his own past, and horrified at the terrible price that comes with being Firestorm, The Nuclear Man!

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Steve Cummings and Wayne Faucher; cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

A Rogue Profile spotlighting the Mirror Master, featuring guest art by Steve Cummings and Wayne Faucher and new cover artist Ethan Van Sciver. What is the origin of Mirror Master, and why is he so obsessed with his career as a Rogue and his endless battles with the Flash? Look into Evan McCulloch's past as he fends off U.S. agents that want the equipment that makes him who he is. Guest-starring Captain Cold, Weather Wizard and the Trickster.

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Scott Kolins, Doug Hazlewood and Phil Winslade; cover by Kolins.

Two Flash storylines by Geoff Johns and artists Scott Kolins and Doug Hazlewood with additional art by Phil Winslade. This volume collects The Flash #192-200, featuring the stories "Run Riot" and "Blitz!" In this collection, the Fastest Man Alive may not be fast enough to survive an attack from Gorilla Grodd and then prevent an attack by Zoom that's both deadly and intensely personal.

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


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

Four friends who have divvied up the parts of a stolen battlesuit are now a target for someone who has an identical suit of his own -- and knows how to use it. As Trent tries to survive a frantic street fight 100 feet in the sky above Philly, Ford hits rock bottom, Pete stands up to his manipulative mother, and Mike murders again.

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


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

In the aftermath of "City Walls," a mysterious stranger named Brick hatches a plan to take over the Star City drug trade. First step? Take out a slew of dirty cops. Meanwhile, Green Arrow and Black Canary reassess their romantic relationship.

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


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

It's Green Lantern vs. Green Lantern in Part 4 of the 6-part "Homecoming?" Kyle Rayner's search for the villain who's been pulling his strings leads him to Washington, D.C., but standing in his way is the last man he wants to face: his friend and fellow Green Lantern, John Stewart. It's a tale of two Lanterns in a battle of wills and Power Rings.

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


Written by Dennis O'Neil; art by Neal Adams, Dick Giordano and Bernie Wrightson; cover by Adams.

Completing the entire celebrated run by Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams. This volume collects Green Lantern (2nd series) #83-87 and #89 and back-up stories from The Flash (2nd series) #212-219, as well as a never-before-reprinted story from The Flash #226. Plus, an introduction by Dick Giordano.

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


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

"With all the people drawin' a bead on you, it's time you got yourself a weapon." Prison inmate Ethan Harrow's worst fears have come true in a meeting with his lawyer. Now he may only have hours to live, as he's next on the list to receive the "holy fire" of the murderous preacher Gantry.

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


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

Continuing the 4-part story "Fate's Warning." With Hawkman in police custody, Hawkgirl patrols the darkest corners of St. Roch searching for leads on the Angel Killer. Time is running out for everyone as the Atom steps in to help his friends. But can he stop the police from revealing Hawkman's identity to the world?

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

H-E-R-O #18

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

"Good Guys & Bad Guys" comes to a bone-crushing conclusion. Jerry Feldon and Robby Reed -- former users of the H-E-R-O device -- confront its current owner, a ruthless serial killer with almost unlimited powers. To save innocent lives, they'll have to put theirs on the line -- and there's no guarantee either one will walk away from this battle. They may have the killer outnumbered, but they're outmatched, outgunned and just about out of options.

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


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

Continuing the shocking miniseries that will shake the entire DCU to its very core. In the aftermath of a devastating loss, past and present members of the JLA revisit a deep dark secret of their collective past. Alliances will form and trusts will be broken as the heroes and villains try to solve the greatest mystery to hit the world in decades.

40 pages, $3.95, in stores on July 14.

JLA #101

Written by Chuck Austen; art and cover by Ron Garney.

The powerful 6-part saga "The Pain of the Gods," written by Chuck Austen with art by Ron Garney begins here. Superman faces one of his greatest tragedies when he's unable to prevent the death of a fellow super-hero. But how can a man with god-like abilities face the guilt of such a terrible failure? Especially when the event will have repercussions that could come back to haunt the JLA.

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

JLA #102

Written by Chuck Austen; art and cover by Ron Garney.

The biweekly 6-part saga "The Pain of the Gods," by Chuck Austen and Ron Garney continues with an issue focusing on the Scarlet Speedster. He's the Fastest Man Alive, but he's not infallible. How does The Flash deal with the sheer agony of being unable to rescue children from a fire? Will he hide behind an obsessive, over-protective mania or turn to his peers for a more realistic perspective on the harrowing events they face daily?

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


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

An explosive 12-issue mini-series tackles a team dealing out a new kind of Justice. The new Elite team of the JLA sets out on their first mission, deep under cover. Its mission: to infiltrate a small brotherhood of assassins gathering to hit a major political target. Sounds like a piece of cake -- if they don't lose their heads.

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

ACTION COMICS #775 (Second Printing)

Written by Joe Kelly; art by Doug Mahnke, Lee Bermejo and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Tim Bradstreet.

The acclaimed, extra-sized issue that introduced Manchester Black, reprinted to coincide with Justice League Elite #1. Has Superman become outdated in our modern world? An aggressive team of metahumans called the Elite certainly thinks so, and they're about to wreck the Man of Steel's truth, justice and American way.

48 pages, $3.75, in stores on July 8.


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

Elseworlds. The explosive finale to the 3-issue mini-series. Things get downright insane when shifting temporal displacements wreak havoc on not just Earth, but the entire universe. It's Batman vs. the Joker in Hell. Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the Legion of Super-Heroes in a land that time forgot. Green Lantern and the Doom Patrol battle Power Girl, Black Orchid and Star Sapphire beneath the streets of Midway City, and more.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on July 28.

JSA #63

Written by Geoff Johns; art by Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher; cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

Kicking off "Wake the Sandman," a special 2-part story illustrated by Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher. What happened to the JSA's ally, Sand? Cave Carson and the JSA prepare for a journey to the center of the Earth to find out. But helping their former chairman may not be as easy as they expect. Plus, Doctor Fate and Fury confront Nabu.

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


Written by Matt Manning; art by Tim Levins and Robin Riggs; cover by Butch Lukic.

A mysterious new danger strikes the Justice League, causing them to become as evil as the villains they're chasing. Only Robin, the Boy Wonder can separate the good guys from the bad.

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


Written by Kelley Puckett; art and cover by Warren Pleece.

The ultimate loser has discovered he has super powers. And that means it's time to throw on a cape and tights, leap from tall buildings and take back the night from evildoers everywhere, right? Wrong! Tom may be on Cloud 9 right now, but a lifetime of physical and mental pain doesn't just go away.

32 pages, $2.50, in store on July 28. FC, 32 pg. $2.50


Written by Gail Simone; art by Dan Jurgens and Andy Smith; cover by Adam Hughes.

Writer Gail Simone joins forces with the art team of Dan Jurgens and Andy Smith for the biweekly 4-issue story "For No Better Reason!" When a blackout strikes the tech-dependent city of Metropolis, it leaves a handful of Legionnaires as the only barrier against complete chaos. Plus, a new team of super-villains dressed as 21st-century heroes takes the opportunity to put into motion an audacious plan to assassinate the President of the United Planets.

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


Written by Gail Simone; art by Dan Jurgens and Andy Smith; cover by Kevin Maguire.

The biweekly 4-parter "For No Better Reason" by Gail Simone, Dan Jurgens and Andy Smith continues. The disastrous effects of the power outage continue to mount as the Legionnaires are stretched to their limits. And to make matters even worse, the group that set the whole thing in motion is out for Legion blood,

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


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; art by Tomm Coker; cover by James Jean.

Part 1 of the exciting 3-part story "Friendly Fire," featuring cameo appearances by Batman, Oracle and Green Lantern and guest art by Tomm Coker. An arsonist called The Incinerator is loose in Manhattan, and he's targeting Arab-Americans. When a new housing project funded by Wayne Enterprises explodes during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Batman is on the case, and soon finds himself face-to-face with the Monolith.

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


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

The Outsiders are hit with a death in Part 2 of the 3-part "Five by Five!" The newly reformed Fearsome Five systematically take down LexCorp facilities with the Outsiders nipping at their heelsŠand someone will pay the ultimate price.

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


Written by Kyle Baker; art and cover by Baker.

Something's gone wrong! Time has gone crazy, and it's affecting all of the DCU! Who would do this? And why? Seems risky, right? Things are bad enough as it is. Why make them worse?

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


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

Nightwing guest-stars in a battle royale in Blüdhaven. Richard Dragon and Bronze Tiger team up with Blüdhaven's swift-fisted protector to take on the fearsome Circle of Six. And if that isn¹t enough muscle and blades to rip the city to shreds, the cops and local gangstas join the fray in a wall-to-wall free-for-all.

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


Written by Geoff Johns; art by Tom Grummett and Marlo Alquiza; cover by Ed McGuinness.

Kicking off the 3-part storyline "Wild Kingdom," featuring guest pencils by Tom Grummett and a cover by Ed McGuinness. What begins as a normal day for San Francisco transforms into chaos as the city is overrun with wild animals of all kinds. But what's Beast Boy's connection to the problem? And who started this in the first place?

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


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

Fixit comes to town and "helps" the team defeat Gizmo, but in the process they learn that bigger weapons might not be the answer to fighting evil. And introducing the Titans-Bot.

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


Written by John Francis Moore; art and cover by Wes Craig and Prentis Rollins,

Cooper finds himself a captive of a renowned multimillionaire who has a unique problem: His daughter is one of those people with super powers. Only she can't control them, and they're taking a horrific toll on her. With Cooper having advertised himself as the agent and expert on super-powered beings, he now has a job he never wanted -- and isn't at all up to.

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


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

Part 1 of the 5-part "Stoned," featuring the return of Medousa. Resurrected from the dead, Medousa goes forth to turn Diana -- most favored of the Greek gods ‹ to stone. But the modern world may require her to find allies in her mission. Plus, as Wonder Woman investigates Vanessa's transformation into the upgraded Silver Swan, she discovers evidence that another old foe has unexpectedly returned.

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


Written by Greg Rucka; art by Drew Johnson, Ray Snyder, Eric Shanower, Brian Stelfreeze, Steve Rude, Stuart Immonen and Eduardo Risso; cover by J.G. Jones.

Collecting the explosive debut Wonder Woman storyline by Greg Rucka, Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder. When Diana writes a book that shares her beliefs, it ignites a firestorm of controversy -- and even gets the attention of the Olympian Gods. Now Wonder Woman faces her most personal battle yet as she confronts attacks on all levels, from Veronica Cale to Dr. Psycho to Silver Swan and even the War God Ares himself. This collection reprints Wonder Woman #195-200 and features a new cover by Greg Land and pin-ups from issue #200.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on July 14.

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Written by Robbie Busch, Jesse Leon McCann and Frank Strom; art by Robert Pope, Jeff Albrecht, Matt Jenkins, and Jorge Pacheco; cover by Pope.

Johnny Bravo meets three nephews he didn't know he had -- and he knows he doesn't want 'em, either. Plus, Billy, Mandy and the Grim Reaper foil a bank robber, and Dexter tries to cure his own hiccups.

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


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Now kids can read their favorite episodes of Kids' WB! shows. The first volume in a new line of books featuring Mucha Lucha, Xiaolin Showdown, Teen Titans Go! and Scooby Doo. Each installment will feature favorite episodes from each series, adapted into comic-book form utilizing high-quality art reproductions from the actual show. This volume will feature four stories, and they're a guaranteed hit with any fan of the shows.

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on June 30.


Written by Earl Kress, Sam Agro and Bill Matheny; art by Walter Carzon, Ruben Torreiro, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo

What's a girl to do when Pepe le Pew and Taz are fighting over you? Plus Pete Puma, Yosemite Sam, and the fearless, clueless detectives Daffy and Porky.

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


Written by Robbie Busch, Ivan Velez Jr. and Abby Denson; art by Ricardo Garcia Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo; cover by Phil Moy.

It's time for permanent recess when Princess takes over the playground! And Buttercup's art project goes from bad to monstrous in "Clay Fray."

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


Written by John Rozum; art by Joe Staton, Leo Batic and Horacio Ottolini; cover by Staton.

The gang goes underground at a spooky inn and roams the range looking for phantom cattle. Plus, an all-new game feature kicks off: Can you keep Daphne from falling through a trap door?

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

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

The thrilling new series by Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and Tom Feister kicks off the 4-part storyline "State of Emergency." What single event persuaded the real-world super-hero known as The Great Machine to retire from costumed crimefighting and run for mayor of New York City? Plus, a deadly winter storm, a controversial museum exhibit, and a mysterious hooded figure all threaten to take down Mayor Hundred and his untested new administration!

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


Written by Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs; art and cover by Kieth

The third book in Wildstorm's collection of The Maxx explores Julie Winters' separation from The Maxx as she plunges into denial, dyes her hair red, escapes into sexual excess -- and gets pregnant. Maxx returns to the Outback and discovers who he is, while Julie is forced by Mr. Gone -- who appears in a toilet bowl ‹ to face her past.

160 pages, $17.95, in stores on July 21.


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

"Mystery in Space" concludes. A Planetary probe is sent to investigate an impossibly large object that has entered our solar system. It seems to be a spaceship -- but what kind of creature could possibly need a ship that big? Also on course with the object is a terrestrial ship carrying Jacob Greene...charter member of The Four.

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


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

Collecting the horror mini-series by writers Geoff Johns and Kris Grimminger with stunning art and a cover by Liam Sharp. It's a world in which demons walk the Earth, and the Devil's Day is near. Man's only hope lies in the hands of a small band of exorcists, trained in the art of combat and hardened by one common element: They were all possessed as children. But what happens when they lose faith?

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on July 8.


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

The second season of Sleeper continues. One-time double agent Holden Carver travels to the Middle East to arrange a meeting with his old boss John Lynch. But what he finds will make him question everything he believes, and bring him face-to-face with the values he gave up when he went "native." Will this be enough to bring him back to the side of the angels, or has he fallen too far?

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


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

Team Achilles' fight for America continues! Cut adrift from the United Nations, StormWatch carries on with its mission underground. But without funding or legitimate authority, what is that mission? Plus, a return to the Project Entry Universe.

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


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

The latest Thundercats miniseries continues as the 'Cats face a threat from within. Lion-O's idea for a Thunderguard seemed like a good one. But now the Thunderians' last line of defense appears to be going on the offense, making enemies out of allies and turning friend against friend. Knowing your king isn't right in the head is one thing; stopping him is another.

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

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

The climactic battle of Coda War One begins as Grifter's covert action team launches an all-out assault on the fabled Coda temple! But the question remains: Will Jack Marlowe get involved?

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


Written by Alan Moore & Steve Moore; art by Bruce Timm, Alan Weiss, Chris Weston, Andrew Pepoy, and Arthur Adams; cover by Weiss.

Animation superstar Bruce Timm tackles a tantalizing Tesla tale, while Jonni Future is pencilled with manic glee by Chris Weston and embellished with élan by art Arthur Adams. All this plus a tale of Young Tom Strong, illustrated by Alan Weiss abetted by Andrew Pepoy.

32 oages, $2.95, in stores on July 21.

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100 BULLETS #51

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

New story arc! Wylie Times is back and taking a little trip to the Big Easy -- New Orleans -- but drunken nights on Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras beads are the last things on his mind. He's on the hunt for the man who did him wrong. Has the ex-parrot smuggler bitten off more than he can chew? And will 100 untraceable bullets be enough ammo to put down the target of his revenge?

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


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

Brian Azzarello's and Eduardo Risso's multi-award-winning crime saga 100 Bullets continues with the seventh collection, reprinting issues #43-49. This volume collects the story "Chill in the Oven," featuring Loop Hughes, who is joined in prison by a very unwelcome (and surprising) acquaintance. Also included is "In Stinked," as Jack Daw finds himself in a roadside zoo face to face with several varieties of wild animals -- both savory and decidedly unsavory.

168 pages, $12.95, in stores on July 28.


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

Danny gets lucky when his plot for revenge and a night with Beth end in explosions. Risa adds to the Vamp Records' roster with a band that's sure to hit platinum. And Leto's hot date turns deadly when someone orders a hit on Miami's newest vampire mobster.

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


Written by Neil Gaiman and Si Spencer; art by Dean Ormston; painted cover by Frank Quitely.

Neil Gaiman's original character Timothy Hunter is back in a new series co-plotted by Gaiman and British television writer Si Spencer. Ten minutes into the future, set in alternative universes where battles on Earth and Faerie overlap, this new take on 19-year-old Tim is loaded with dark, dystopian undercurrents and deep psychological horror.

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


Written by J.M. DeMatteis; art and painted wraparound cover by Jon J Muth.

Offered again in a new printing, a single paperback volume collecting both the original run of Moonshadow and its sequel, Farewell Moonshadow. Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer Moonshadow and his cynical alien companion ira set forth on the unforgettable intergalactic odyssey that science-fiction great Ray Bradbury called "beautiful, original, haunting."

464 pages, $39.95, in stores on July 14.


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

Fires rage as Snow White's makeshift Fable army shows its battle scars. But as lifeless bodies lie scattered in the streets, one witch's deadly battle begins far above the carnage. A storm is brewing, but what it leaves in its wake may be worse than lost loved ones...

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


Written by Mike Carey; art by Marcelo Frusin; painted cover by Tim Bradstreet. "Stations of the Cross," Part 2 of 3. Imprisoned and tortured in the mazelike sub-cellars of a cult church, Constantine escapes with the aid of an unlikely ally. But how much use will she be in a house filled with one of the oldest and most ruthless of his enemies?

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


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

"Crossing the Border," Part 1 of 2. Mary White is the woman Chance loves. She's the woman Chance trusts. She lives in a mansion in Los Angeles and is beautiful, intelligent, strong and, perhaps, kind to a fault. So what could she possibly have to do with immigrant girls from El Salvador, bloodthirsty gangsters and tenacious coyotes?

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


Written by Andy Diggle; art by Jock and Nick Dragotta; cover by Jock.

The thrilling to the 2-part story "Sheikdown." Things are heating up in the Gulf State of Qatar. The Emir wants the CIA out of his kingdom before their counter-terrorist operation blows up in his face and provokes an invasion. But with somebody feeding inside information to the terrorists -- somebody with their own grudge against the Losers -- it looks like Stegler's new assignment just might be his last. And the Losers are caught in the crossfire, playing both ends against the middle.

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


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

Part 2 of the 4-part story "The Wolf Beneath the Tree." Atrocity is piled on atrocity as Fenris the Wolf continues to devour gods, growing more powerful by the mouthful. Meanwhile, the table is set in the halls of Destiny, where Lucifer, Michael and Elaine discover that the crisis facing the whole of Creation is much worse than they imagined.

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


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

Seaguy's first voyage concludes with an incredible visit to the moon and a dangerous audience with the Most Boastful Pharaoh of all. A shattered and grieving Seaguy must overcome his ennui long enough to save the world from a threat no one's even noticed. What exactly is the moon anyway? What really happened to Anti-Dad? And what is the dark secret of Seaguy's "perfect² world? All the answers are right here, in the mind-bending ³Mummy on the Moon."

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on July 21.


Written by Grant Morrison; art and cover by Steve Yeowell.

The mini-series that helped launch Vertigo and further propelled the career of white-hot comics writer is available again as an 80-page trade paperback. Sebastian O follows its eponymous protagonist as he hunts the man who condemned him to Bedlam for his moral outrages against Victorian society.

80 pages, $9.95, in stores on July 21.


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

The penultimate chapter of the 6-part "Bad Seed," plus a free 8-page preview of The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime. The Swamp Thing and his human daughter Tefé battle for possession of ultimate power -- a battle that draws in every living thing on Earth. Only one of them will walk away from this alive...but which one? While John Constantine can only watch from the sidelines, Sargon the Sorcerer finally shows his true colors.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on July 8.


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

The new series continues. Elsa, the sexy, ageless enchantress and magical daughter of the moon, reluctantly returns to Earth to seek out two young not-quite-witches who can help her form a perfect, powerful trinity. First there's Kara, the almost-famous Goth rock star whose nightmares have taken on a frightening sense of impending menace. And there's Sook, who attempts an unusual healing spell on her injured, would-be boyfriend, with mixed results.

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


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

Co-creator Pia Guerra returns for Part 1 of the 2-part "Tongues of Flame." This brand-new storyline and excellent jumping-on point for new readers explores what's happened to organized religion in the unmanned world. The Last Man on Earth is desperately searching for a Catholic priest so he can make an important confession. But if Yorick's not careful, he may end up needing Last Rites instead.

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



Written by Baranko; art and cover by Baranko.

DC's new presentation of the works of some of Europe¹s greatest graphic novels published by Humanoids begins in July. In the year 2040, a Russian dictator plans to create an empire reaching from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. But to accomplish that, his army and Secret Service will have to cross paths with the last Chechen, the survivor of a nuclear holocaust who has nothing to lose and nothing to fear.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on July 21.


Written by Rick Spears, Ladronn, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Stefano Raffaele, Guy Davis; art by Rob G., Ladronn, Raffaele, and Davis; cover by Rob G.

The international anthology that inspired Heavy Metal has everyone talking. Featuring new stories by Rick Spears and Rob G., Ladronn, Guy Davis, and more.

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


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky; art and cover by Zoran Janjetov, and Fred Beltran.

An epic science-fiction tale by writer/director Alexandro Jodorowsky and artists Zoran Janjetov and Fred Beltran. The young boy called Albino -- the illegitimate son of a pirate -- has only one goal: to become a member of the Technoguild and create the video games that influence every citizen in the galaxy, or die tryingŠand he just might.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on July 14.


Written by Pierre Christin; art and cover by Enki Bilal

An amazing trilogy of stories, tied together by the settings of modern-day towns. This collection features "The Town That Didn't Exist," "Ship of Stone" and "The Cruise of Lost Souls," each of which shows the effects of mysterious forces on otherwise ordinary villages.

176 pages, $17.95, in stoes on July 28.

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