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Monday, May 17, 2004


Following are DC Comics' solicitations for August, with information coming from the publisher.



Written by Devin Grayson, art by Ramon Bachs and Raul Fernandez, cover by Jason Pearson.

The explosive three-month Batman event War Games kicks off here, in a special low-priced comic. Stephanie Brown has patrolled the streets of Gotham as Spoiler, and more recently as Robin. But tonight she's flying solo, and a seemingly easy mission is about to turn deadly. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne attends a hospital dedication where an old foe lurks with an apocalyptic new mission. Before this night is over, the face of Gotham will be changed forever, as the stage is set for a bloody gang war. Follow the story through the Batman titles this month, starting in Detective Comics #797.

32 pages, 12 cents, on sale Aug. 4.


Written by Andersen Gabrych and Shane McCarthy, art by Pete Woods and Nathan Massengill and Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Jock.

War Games: Act 1, Part 1. Gotham erupts in a massive gang war the likes of which have never been seen! Can Batman stem the tides of war? And in the backup story, Part 1 of the 3-part "Low," as the Riddler faces off against Poison Ivy.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 4.


Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Brad Walker and Troy Nixey, cover by Brian Haberlin.

War Games: Act 1, Part 2. With the gang war raging and only Batgirl at his side, Batman is badly outnumbered. And when Batman tries to control of the path of violence, the heroes suffer their first casualty.

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


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

War Games: Act 1, Part 3. With Batman in trouble, Dick Grayson must put aside his own feelings and return to Gotham City. But when Tarantula comes along for the ride, will the Batman family survive the shakeup?

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


Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Al Barrionuevo and Francis Portella, cover by Jae Lee.

War Games: Act 1, Part 4. As gang war rages, Batman and Batgirl must save the innocent and stem the violence. Batman launches an effort to turn the tides of war, but he reckoned without Tarantula.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 18. On sale Aug 18 € 40 pg, FC, $2.95 US

ROBIN #129

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

War Games: Act 1, Part 5. The Odessa Mob has put a contract out on Henry Aquista's daughter Darla, but Scarface wants a piece of the action, too. And that means double trouble for Darla, unless her friend Tim Drake can save the day.

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


Written by Dylan Horrocks, art by Sean Phillips, cover by James Jean.

War Games: Act 1, Part 6. Batgirl scours the streets and rooftops in search of a former ally. But when news comes of a gun battle across town, Batgirl must decide between continuing the search and running a gauntlet of gun-toting gangsters to get to her teammates.

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


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

War Games: Act 1, Part 7. The battle to control Gotham spills into the East End when Mr. Freeze targets the Lucky Hand Triad. But Catwoman's not about to hand it over to the underworld without a fight.

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


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Kinsun and Nathan Massengill, cover by Matt Wagner.

War Games: Act 1, Part 8. The ultimate gang war has engulfed Gotham City, and it's about to strike close to home for one member of the Batman family. With Scarface shooting it out against gun-toting thugs, can Batman and company keep innocents from falling in the crossfire?

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


Written by Ann Nocenti, art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

The race for the ultimate weapon is on in this 2-issue Prestige Format mini-series. The entire underworld is pursuing a gun that never misses. Catwoman considers the firearm to be the score of a lifetime, affirming forever her reputation as Queen of Thieves...if only she can keep it out of the hands of rival criminal factions. But she has one more competitor: the Dark Knight, who wants the weapon out of circulation for good.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 4.


Written by Greg Ruckam, art and cover by Klaus Janson.

A trade paperback collecting the 9-issue mini-series. A dying Ra;s al Ghul has no choice but to beg Batman, his greatest nemesis, for help against a woman who once shared his life, centuries ago. In exchange, he offers the Dark Knight a chance of a lifetime -- the ability to speak with his dead parents. But what Batman's parents have to say to him will profoundly affect both the man and the hero. This collection also includes an introduction by series editor Matt Idelson and behind-the-scenes unused pages and sketches featuring commentary by Janson.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 18.


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

Last issue. A terrifying dream sets events in motion as Batman faces his ultimate foe...and it's not The Joker.

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


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

"Between Dark and Dawn" continues in the third of six biweekly issues. Huntress' mission to the backwoods compound of a sinister Oregon cult goes seriously wrong. And in Gotham, Barbara's being stalked by something cyber-deadly, but how can she fight what she can't see?

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


Written by Gail Simone, art by Ed Benes, cover by Greg Land and Jay Leisten.

"Between Dark and Dawn" continues in the fourth of six biweekly issues. Vixen and Huntress fight their way to a faceoff with Sovereign Brusaw, Canary races through Gotham trying to prevent a series of cult-inspired suicides...and you wonıt believe who Oracle's about to fight.

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


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

Robin: Unmasked! collects issues #121-125. Batman turns up the heat on his young ward's training just as Tim is about to encounter the most bloodthirsty killer of his career. And if that weren't bad enough, it's Tim's first day at a new school, with a student body tangled in social spider webs. As Robin deals with the deadly Johnny Warlock, an even bigger threat is about to turn our hero's life upside down: Tim's own dad.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Aug. 11.


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

At last, the truth about the infamous High School Baseball Massacre is revealed! Just what part did the Mad Hatter play in the murders years ago? And how will this come to a peaceful resolution when ex-Detective Bullock is involved?

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


Written by Sam Kieth, art and cover by Kieth.

The thrilling miniseries by Sam Kieth continues. If Zack & his new female friend Sage are trying to save an entire town, then why does that town want them dead?

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

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

Guest-starring Wonder Woman and Superboy. An injured Superman is surrounded inside STAR Labs with no way to get through the hordes of villains outside. And when one of those villains makes it inside, things get even worse.

32 pages, $2.59, in stores on Aug. 11.


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

Superman learns that seemingly unrelated events might not be as random as he thought. Could the mastermind behind last issue's hostage situation play a bigger role against the Man of Steel?

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


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

The JLA guest stars as "For Tomorrow" marches on with Part 5 of 12. Just when the Man of Steel thought he could catch his breath, he comes face- to-face with new obstacles -- namely, his allies in the JLA.

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


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

A new 4-issue miniseries that picks up where the events of January's "Strange New Visitor" storyline in the Superman books left off, by the same creative team. The brilliant mind of Mr. Majestic has been anything but idle since his arrival in the DCU, and Superman isn't happy with what he's been up to. With the Eradicator hot on his trail, Majestic must find a way back to the Wildstorm Universe.

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


Written by Mark Millar, art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin, cover by Mike Manley and Austin.

The adventures of the Man of Steel are in two digest-sized books. Volume 1 -- reprinting Superman Adventures #16, 19, and 22-24 -- features Brainiac, the Parasite, Lex Luthor, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bizarro, Lobo, and Darkseid.

112 pages, 5.125 inches x 7.562 inches, $6.95, in stores on Aug. 18.


Written by Mark Millar, art by Aluir Amancio, Mike Manley, Terry Austin, cover by Manley and Austin.

A new digest reprinting five issues of the comic inspired by the animated TV show, written by Mark Millar. Volume 2 ‹ reprinting Superman Adventures #25-29 -- turns up the heat with stories featuring Brainiac, Lex Luthor, the Parasite, Lobo, Bizarro and more.

112 pages, 5.125 inches x 7.562 inches, $6.95, in stores on Aug. 18.


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

The startling conclusion to the year's most talked-about storyline explodes as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman battle Darkseid. Kara Zor-El has all the makings of a Supergirl...but is that who she really is? This issue will ship with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers spotlighting Supergirl (50 percent) and Darkseid (50 percent).

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


Written by Michael Turner and Joe Kelly, art by Talent Caldwell and Jason Gorder, cover by Turner.

A sleek hardcover collecting the sold-out 6-part storyline. Earth's protector is missing in this adventure collecting Action Comics #812-813, Adventures of Superman #625-626 and Superman #202-203, written by Michael Turner and Joe Kelly with art by Talent Caldwell and Jason Gorder. Somehow, the Man of Steel finds himself on his native world of Krypton. Can he escape and return to Earth? Godfall features a new cover by Turner, an introduction by Kelly, plus behind-the-scenes sketches, designs and more.

112 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 4.


Written by Jerry Siegel, William Woolfolk, Edmond Hamilton, Jim Steranko, Elliot S. Maggin, John Byrne and Joe Kelly; art by Joe Shuster, Al Plastino, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, Steranko, Byrne, Dick Giordano, Mike Mignola, Doug Mahnke, Lee Bermejo and various; cover by various,

Supermanıs career is chronicled in Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, a unique collection of some of the Man of Steel's most classic adventures. Reprinted are: Superman's origin (Superman #1); the story "What if Superman Ended the War?" (Look Magazine); "Three Supermen From Krypton!" (Superman #65); "The Last Days of Superman" (Superman #156); "Must There Be a Superman?" (Superman #247); "The Exile at the Edge of Eternity" (Superman #400); the modern-day re-telling of Supermanıs origin (Man of Steel #1); "Return to Krypton" (Superman #18); and "What's so funny about Truth, Justice & The American Way?" (Action Comics #775). This volume also features an introduction by Michael Uslan.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 11.




Written by Steve Ditko, Joe Gill and David Kaler, art by Ditko, Rocke Mastroserio and Frank McLaughlin, cover by Ditko.

At the height of comics' Silver Age, artist Steve Ditko was winning praise for his spectacular work on Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man and Dr. Strange. At the same time, Ditko was also creating powerful tales of another hero: Captain Atom, published by Charlton Comics as part of its "Action Hero" line. DC's first archive of Charlton material gathers some of Ditko's greatest Captain Atom adventures, originally published from 1960-1966 in Space Adventures #33-42 and Captan Atom #78-82.

224 pages, $49.95, in stores on Aug. 25.


Written by Will Pfeifer, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy.

"With the Fishes," Part 1of 3. "Sub Diego" faces a new wave of crime as a meta-powered criminal caught in the collapse finds his powers even more formidable in his watery new home.

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


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

The DC Universe's toughest new hero has been unleashedŠ but now he's getting, well, leashed. Will an electronic tracking collar be enough to keep this hound under control? And how will he track down the serial killer who's kept the FBI in the dark?

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


Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Tom Fowler

Lou and Richie are having a hell of a time. They have a severed hand in a cooler; they're being chased by well-dressed men with uzis; a squad of porn stars on motorcycles want to "chat" with them; and their only allies are a legion of drag queens.

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


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

Five extraordinary survivors of a not-so-random terrorist attack put the pieces of their giant jigsaw puzzle back together just in time for their faces to be plastered all across the media as the perps! But the mystery deepens as their personal histories are revealed, and they discover that all are connected by a lot less than six degrees.

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


Written by Dave Gibbons and Mark Waid, art by Pat Oliffe and Livesay and Dan Jurgens, painted cover by Brian Bolland

The explosive cover of The Atom #10 inspires two stories in this tribute to legendary DC editor Julius Schwartz. Dave Gibbons teams with Pat Oliffe and Livesay, while Mark Waid is joined by Dan Jurgens to tell the tales.

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


Written by Dennis O'Neil and Jeph Loeb, art by Doug Mahnke and Mark Farmer, Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines, painted cover by Alex Ross.

The cover of The Flash (original series) #163 inspires two remarkable stories, in which the Scarlet Speedster begs readers to pick up the issue because his "life depends on it!" Taking up the challenge are the teams of Dennis O'Neil and Doug Mahnke and the Superman/Batman team of Loeb, McGuinness and Vines.

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


Written by Peter David and Harlan Ellison and Marv Wolfman, art by Joe Giella and Dustin Nguyen, cover by José Luís Garcia-Lopéz

DC's tribute to Julius Schwartz concludes with this one-shot, inspired by the cover to Justice League of America #53. Peter David and acclaimed author Harlan Ellison team with classic Silver Age artist Joe Giella for one story, while Marv Wolfman and Dustin Nguyen take the challenge for a second tale.

32 pages, $2.59, in stores on Aug. 25.


Written by Stan Lee and Paul Levitz, art by Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone and Keith Giffen, cover by Adam Hughes

This tribute issue features the first Superman story ever written by legendary Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. Lee and Darwyn Cooke and the classic Legion of Super-Heroes team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen each share stories inspired by the cover to Superman (original series) #264.

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


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

It's a "Cold Night's Death" when mysterious creatures from before the dawn of time draw the Doom Patrol to the Antarctic, where the team is tested for the first time! With uniforms and everything!

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


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

In Arizona's wintery desert, Enginehead must deal with a band of terrorists transporting a smart bomb. What he's going to do about will defy belief, good sense, and the rules of hygiene.

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


Written by Peter David, art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco, cover by Phillip Bond.

It's a typical evening at the favorite drinking establishment in Bete Noire. Every single cast member comes wandering through Dolf's bar, each caught up in their own problems...not realizing they're interrelated, and only the Fallen Angel can solve them in one stroke.

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


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

Trent's lured three old friends to a showdown, and now he must depend on Pete, Mike and Ford to survive. Plus, the Suit's creator is revealed! All the power and none of the responsibility -- divided by four!

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


Written by Dan Jolley, art and cover by ChrisCross and Rob Stull.

Jason Rusch struggles with living a normal life while simultaneously exploring his newfound abilities. But Jason soon realizes that becoming one of the most powerful people on the planet comes with a price, as he's visited by some very suspicious members of the JLA and accosted by an obsessed fan with metahuman powers of her own, in Part 1 of "Everybody Wants You."

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


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Howard Porter and Livesay, cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

A prologue to "Sins of the Father," a 3-part story crossing over with Identity Crisis beginning next month. Wally West is about to learn that having a secret identity isn't all it's cracked up to be when he's accused of a crime by Keystone Police. But as the Flash tries to clear Wally's name, an old villain stops him and all of Keystone dead cold. Meet the Slowest Man Alive: The Turtle.

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


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

In Part 2 of "New Blood." the public and the press are up in arms over a series of brutal murders. A mysterious man known as Brick goes after the heads of all the crime families in Star City. Can Ollie and Connor take out this new kingpin of crime?

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


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

Part 5 of the 6-part "Homecoming?" Kyle Rayner heads for the one place he knows he'll be welcomed: home. But he's soon confronted by the villain who has stalked him since his return to Earth -- and this time only one of them will walk away.

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


Written by Brad Meltzerm art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.

A thrilling trade paperback collecting Green Arrow #16-21 by Brad Meltzer. The Emerald Archer returns from the dead and sets off on an adventure that tests his courage and brings formerly hidden facets of the Green Arrow legend to light. Featuring an introduction by Senator Patrick Leahy, a foreword by Greg Rucka, Meltzer's original notes to the series, and the script to issue #16.

176 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 18.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Dale Eaglesham and Rodney Ramos, cover by Ariel Olivetti.

The final arc of the Green Lantern run by writer Judd Winick is collected in this new trade paperback. With Jade at his side, Kyle Rayner, Green Lantern of Earth, takes to stars, where he encounters action and intrigue on Oa, home planet of the Guardians of the Universe. Collects Green Lantern #156 and 158-161.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Aug. 25.


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

With Ethan stuck in solitary, the aftershocks of his super-powered feats continue to shake B-block, as hardened gangbangers feel real fear for the first time. All the power and none of the responsibility -- behind bars.

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


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

The "Fate's Warning" arc reaches its dramatic and startling conclusion! With the St. Roch police force police closing in and Hawkman wanted for murder, the winged heroes race against the clock to rescue jazz singer Domina Paris from the clutches of a sadistic killer who believes he is the reborn soul of St. Roch himself.

32 pages, $2.50, in sotres on Aug. 18.


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

The mysterious murders in the DCU continue to fuel the flames of unrest in both the heroic community AND the emerging cabal of villains. And if the knock-down, drag-out battle supreme between Deathstroke the Terminator and the Justice League is any indication, things are going to get far worse before they get better.

40 pages, $3.95, in stores on Aug. 11.

H-E-R-O #19

Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, cover by Kelsey Shannon.

In Part 1 of the 4-part "Picking up the Pieces," the battle is over, but the war continues! The heroes have suffered devasting losses, and the villain has fled with the H-device. Now he's building an army of former H-E-R-Os while Robby Reed, the original user, tries to figure out a way to fight a super-powered army -- alone.

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

JSA #64

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

The 2-part "Waking the Sandman" concludes. With the help of Cave Carson, the JSA travel to the epicenter of strange tremors deep beneath the Earthıs crust in search of Sand. But what they find isn't what they expect. Meanwhile, Dr. Fate faces-off against the all-new, all-different..."Sandman"?

32 pages, $2.59, in stores on Aug. 11.

JLA #103

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

"The Pain of the Gods" continues as Green Lantern John Stewart crosses the line in dealing with a sleazeball criminal. How far is "too far" when meting out justice?

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

JLA #104

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

"The Pain of the Gods" is inflicted on J'Onn J'Onzz, the Martian Manhunter. MM feels more human than alien when he finds himself involved in a classic detective case with shades of noir. How involved in his human life should he become?

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


Written by Kevin J. Anderson, art by Barry Kitson and Gary Erskine, painted cover by John Watson,

A 6-issue mini-series starring the World's First Super-Team. Set during the Golden Age, Strange Adventures begins when fumbling Johnny Thunder decides to become a big-time pulp writer by chronicling the adventures of the JSA. Taken under the writing wing of legendary, real-life science-fiction Grand Master Jack Williamson, Johnny tries his best -- and when a deadly new villain called Lord Dynamo appears on the scene, flying a deadly zeppelin crewed by robot zombies, itıs up to Johnny and Jack to help Hawkman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Starman, Dr. Mid-Nite, Sandman and the rest of the JSA save the day.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Aug. 18.


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

Sister Superior, a.k.a. Vera Black, infiltrates the Blood Brothers' terrorist organization disguised as DeathstrokeŠonly to be found out, totally compromising the Elite's first official mission under Al Shiekh's watch.

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


Written by Stuart Moore, art by Tim Levins and Mick Gray, cover by Butch Lukic.

A bullet from the alley where Batman's parents died! A broken piece of baby Superman's rocketship! What secret villain is gathering up deadly relics from the past, and how does Wonder Woman fit into his plot to destroy the Justice League?

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


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

Tom has an incredible super-power, but that doesnıt make things better with his mom, help him get a date, or change the fact that he's a loser. All the power and none of the responsibility -- or perks!

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


Written by Gail Simone, art by Dan Jurgens and Andy Smith, cover by Greg Land and Jay Leisten.

"For No Better Reason," Part 3 of 4. With power out across Metropolis, Karate Kid is left alone to face the escaping prisoners of the Oasis One. Meanwhile, the plan of the mysterious villains becomes clearer...and it could spell the end of the entire Legion.

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


Written by Gail Simone, art by Dan Jurgens abd Andy Smith Cover by Kevin Nowlan

The series finale and the thrilling conclusion to the 4-part "For No Better Reason!" Devil, Arrow, Canary and Lantern have sworn to destroy the Legion on its own turf, and with the Legion's big guns out of the picture, it looks like they just might do it.

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


Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Chris Batista, Chip Wallace, Leonard Kirk, Dave Cockrum, Tony Harris, Tom Feister, Paul Rivoche, Eric Wight, and various, cover by Harris and Feister.

The Legion embarks on a monumental mission by introducing the team's newest member: Superboy! As Foundations begins, the Teen of Steel becomes the latest Legionnaire...but is it the Superboy from the 21st Century, or someone new? This 176-page collection reprints The Legion #25-30 and material from The Legon Secret Files 2003.

176 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 4.


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Jesús Saiz and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Jae Lee.

Kate Spencer is a top federal prosecutor, one of the best lawyers in L.A., and the most driven woman alive. The prosecution of super-villains is her lifeıs work -- and the fact that they never go away for good has begun to torment her. When a case she's lost leads to the murder of innocents, Kate makes her move -- a move that shocks her more than anyone.

Breaking the laws she's upheld for so long, Kate raids an evidence locker of confiscated metahuman weaponry. Raging into the night, tracking the perp who's eluded justice in the courts, she delivers a long-overdue eye for an eye. She's found her true calling. She is the Manhunter. And she likes it!

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


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

"Friendly Fire" Part 2 of 3, featuring guest artist Tomm Coker and guest-starring Batman. The Incinerator has sworn to keep New York City terror-free by waging a one-man campaign of hate and providing some incendiary terror of his own! Can the Monolith help Batman track him down?

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


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

The Outsiders vs. The Fearsome Five! Things get ugly when team-leader Nightwing puts the Outsiders in serious danger to save the day.

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


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

"Continuity Bandit," Part 2 of 2. Plastic Man waves through a confusing muddle of interlocking storylines and wildly varying art styles to track down a villain whoıs messing with Plas' life and the entire DCU.

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


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

The Circle of Six aims to take over the drug trade in the Motor City. Can Dragon and Bronze Tiger thwart their plans...even if it means a confrontation with Lady Shiva? Plus, the never-before-told story of the first Dragon/Shiva battle.

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


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Tom Grummett and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

"Beast Boys and Girls," Part 2 of 3! An entire school has been infected by the rare virus Sakutia -- the disease that transformed Gar Logan into Beast Boy. Now the Titans are out to cure the kids, and the parents are out to hang Beast BoyŠfor being contagious.

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


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

A vile, muck-covered creature from the depths of the ocean is menacing Jump City. Could teen hearthrob Aqualad be behind it?

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


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

Cooper is in trouble, trying to help the out-of-control, super-powered daughter of a billionaire. When his latest client causes a deadly accident, Cooper has a choice: trust a total stranger with his secret and empower them to save him, or die a lonely death. All the power and none of the responsibility -- except to himself.

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


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

Medousa has returned in Part 2 of "Stoned" in need of an ally -- will Veronica Cale be able to help her destroy their common foe? Meanwhile, tensions mount between the U.S. and Themyscira, and an enemy of Wonder Woman finds an unusual way to reach out and touch the Amazing Amazon.

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


Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Haney, Dave Wood, France Herron, Jack Miller, Robert Kanigher and Jerry Siegel, art by Howard Sherman, Howard Purcell, Sheldon Moldoff, Carmine Infantino, George Roussos, Gray Morrow, Wayne Boring, Stan Kaye and Bernard Baily, cover by Jerry Ordway.

The final 80-page Giant has been rescued, bringing a close to a beloved era. Under a new cover by Jerry Ordway, this book includes the secret origins os these "weird" DC characters: Dr. Fate (More Fun Comics #55), Enchantress (Strange Adventures #187), Animal Man (Strange Adventures #180), Congorilla (Action Comics #247), El Diablo (All-Star Western #3), Bizarro (World's Finest Comics #181), and The Spectre (More Fun Comics #52-53).

80 pages, $5.95, in stores on Aug. 25.

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Written by Robbie Busch, Tom Warburton, Jim Alexander and Jono Howard, a rt by Kim Arndt, John Delaney, Mike Kazaleh, Vincent Deporter, cover by Arndt and Robert Smith.

The Kids Next Door face down a ferocious beast, Dexter turns real life into TV time, and the Eds discover gold in their backyard.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by various, art by various, production art cover.

A 96-page Special featuring stories from actual episodes of the Cartoon Network series Megas XLR, Billy and Mandy, Samurai Jack, and Kids Next Door! The stories included here feature high-quality screen captures and text straight from the shows' scripts! The slam-bang action of these four great stories make this new project a guaranteed hit with fans of the shows and animation in general. Featuring a free bonus DVD of Cartoon Network's Megas XLR.

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on July 21.


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

More classic adventure from Wendy and Richard Pini, as the elves continue their struggle deep within Blue Mountain and learn more about their heritage. But can they regain their freedom when the evil Winnowill wants them as her servants?

192 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Aug. 25.


Written by Earl Kress and Sam Agro, art by Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

Elmer hunts the rare jackalope -- but will he bag Bugs or Daffy? Plus, a batch of Looney folk tales, from "Little Chicken" to "The Wolf Who Cried Boy!"

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


Written by Ian Boothby, art and cover by Phil Moy.

There's a new Professor in town, and his special spray stops crime/ Could this put both Professor Utonium and the Powerpuff Girls out of work?

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


Written by Will Eisner, art and cover by Eisner.

The adventures of Will Eisner's most famous creation continue in this volume reprinting the Spirit newspaper sections from 1/5/47-6/29/47. Featuring appearances by Ebony, Dolan and Ellen, the seductive P'Gell, Hoagy the Yogi, Silken Floss, Saree and more. Plus an introduction by Jim Vance.

196 pages, $49.95, in stores on Aug. 4.


Written by John Rozum, Ivan Velez Jr. and Robbie Busch Art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Dave Hunt and Scott McRae, cover by Staton.

Mystery Inc. surfs with sharks and jousts with jesters at a medieval fair. Plus, a puzzle-story where you can help the gang pick out the right monster from a crowd.

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

MAD #445

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

When getting ready to hit the beach, don't forget that MAD's a surefire chick magnet. It's as essential as sunscreen.

48 pages, black and white, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 4.


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

It's more cover-to-cover color that will have your head spinning. Featuring classic MAD articles, most in color for the first time! If you couldn't make out what something was in black-and-white, it becomes all too clear here. Don't you wish you didn't know?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 11.

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

Since its debut, Planetary has been hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. Now, for the first time, this groundbreaking series is available in the Absolute format: a whopping oversized slip-cased collection.

Witness the stunning adventures of the Archeologists of the Unknown, as they delve into the dark, secret places that most would fear to tread. As an added bonus, this collection includes the full script from Planetary #1.

320 pages, $49.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by John Ridley, art and cover by Ben Oliver.

From acclaimed novelist and screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings, Everybody Smokes in Hell) and hot new artist Ben Oliver (Puncture) comes the WildStorm event of the year!

The Authority, Earth's last of defense, have performed God-like acts in their defense of the planet, whether defeating ancient gods or fending off interdimensional invasion forces. But these brave acts haven't always endeared them to many in power...particularly in the United States. The President, tired of being embarrassed by what he views as a bunch of costumed freaks, sets a plan in motion that could very well destroy the Authority from the inside...a plan so cunning and unexpected, it'll shake the Authority to their very core. And with an unexpected threat from the future on Earth's doorstep, if could very well mean global extinction.

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Brent Anderson, cover by Alex Ross.

The adventures of Astro City return in a 40-page Special! His name is Supersonic, and he was one of the greatest heroes of the 1960s. Today, though, he's long-retired -- but he's the only man who can save Astro City from a rampaging engine of destruction. Discover the hero he was, the man he is, and the difference between the two.

40 pages, $3.95, in stores on Aug. 18.


Written by Robbie Morrison, art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Sal Regla.

The origins of Jack Hawksmoor are a mystery to everyone, including himself -- until now. When Jackıs former girlfriend turns up brutally murdered, it will be difficult for 'The God of Cities' to reconcile that period of his life, because of a secret he's long tried to forget...

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


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

Saving the world is an everyday occurrence for the Authority...but not for Kev Hawkins. The odds of his surviving this mission are pretty low, so he enlists his S.A.S mates to watch his back -- and that's just out of fear of his "partners" Apollo and the Midnighter.

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


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

The action-packed new political thriller continues with Part 2 of the 4-part "State of Emergency." Former superhero and current New York Mayor Mitchell Hundred must deal with mysterious figure assassinating snow-plow drivers.

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


Written by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Sean Philips.

Lynch tries to gain back Holden's trust by leading him to a woman who knows many of Tao's secrets...secrets the master manipulator would prefer to keep out of Holden's hands. And what does all this have to do with an assassination in Cairo?

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


Written by John Layman, art and cover by Joe Vriens and Roberto Campos.

Panthro is gone, and Lion-O is demented, dangerous and more powerful than ever. New Thundera stands on the brink of war, and to save their planet, the remaining Thundercats must take down their king and his entire ThunderGuard army.

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


Written by Joe Casey, art by Duncan Rouleau and John Dell, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

The finale of Coda War One in this final issue. Jack Marlowe makes a fateful decision that will either save the lives of his friends in Greece or guarantee their deaths.

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


Written by Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Brandon Choi and Eric Silvestri, art by Lee, Scott Williams and Marc Silvestri.

A new collection reprinting the "Killer Instinct" crossover originally published as WildC.A.T.S: Covert Action Teams #5-7 and Cyberforce (ongoing series) #1-3. Will the mysterious Misery get between Warblade and Ripclaw, and tear two teams apart?

160 pages, $14.95, in stoers on Aug. 4.


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

The second volume of the series is finally in paperback. Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill return with the further adventures of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman in this collection that reprints the second 6-issue mini-series.

It's one month after the events in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1, and the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion. Only our stalwart adventurers -- Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Captain Nemo, Hawley Griffin, and Mr. Edward Hyde -- can save mother England and the very Earth itself. But there are many startling revelations along the way, including the blossoming of love and the uncovering of a traitor in their midst!

Also included in this volime is an almanac of fantastic places that spans the entire globe as well as special supplemental material by Moore and O'Neill not found in the original periodicals.

228 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 4.


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

What do you do the day after the world ends? This is it, the end of the story -- the one that answers all the questions. And whatever you do, do not miss issue #32.

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


Written by Alan Moore and Peter Hogan, art and cover by Yanick Paquette and Karl Story.

Tom Strange and the heroes of Terra Obscura return for another outing following 2003's critically acclaimed series! The heroes have finally adjusted to the society that spent 30-years without them...and more importantly, society has acclimated to having science heroes again! Things have returned to normal for the members of S.M.A.S.H., until a mysterious object appears on the edge of their galaxy -- on a collision course with Terra Obscura!

What's more, the object appears to be the spacecraft of long-lost legendary hero Captain Future, but in a twisted and distorted way. And as the ship nears, time anomalies begin to crop up over the entire planet, wreaking terrible havok. Can Tom Strong and the other heroes unravel this mystery before it spells doom for the entire planet?

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


Written by Fabien Nury, art and cover by John Cassaday.

Artist John Cassaday () joins European comics/screenwriter Fabien Nury for a breathless World War II spy/supernatural thriller. December, 1942. As World War II rages, two supernatural entities pursue their own relentless combat. Itıs a conflict that involves ideologies as much as men, with the course of the war itself at stake. Amidst this chaos, the Nazis pursue a top-secret project, code-named "LEGION," centering on a young Romanian girl with apparent supernatural talentsŠand her abilities could give the Nazis unimaginable power...

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


Written by Carlos Portela, art and cover by Das Pastoras.

This lushly painted trade paperback features a unique mix of action and humor from the first two chapters of Deicide, as well as the short story "The Lion's Share," which introduced the earliest incarnation of the Deicide characters.

112 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 18.


Written by Luc Schuiten, art and cover by Francois Schuiten.

This trade paperback collects all three books in Francois Schuiten's The Hollow Grounds trilogy. The chapters included are "Carapaces," "Zara" and "Nogegon," telling the tale of a hollow planet inhabited only by women, and the startling appearance of men.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Aug. 25.


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky, art and cover by Juan Gimenez.

Discover the lineage of the galaxy's ultimate warrior in this new edition featuring the complete original artwork. This first collection introduces the Metabarons' ancestors and reveals their origins in a galaxy corrupted by greed, power and terror.

136 pages, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 11

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100 BULLETS #52

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Eduardo Risso, painted cover by Dave Johnson,

It's big trouble in the Big Easy. As Wylie Times continues his vacation of vengence against the ever-mysterious Agent Graves, he soon realizes he's not the only player in town with similar plans. But will Wylie's trip end on the business end of an untraceable gun?

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


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

While Leto learns more of the truth behind his fatherıs murder, the still-wounded Carrie has a disturbing meeting with the Vampire Crime Unit, and Danny Del Toro brings a gun to school. Hell hath no fury like the son of a vampire mobster.

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


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Tony Akins and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Frank Quitely.

"War Stories," Part 1 of 2. Itıs Germany, 1944, and Bigby Wolf, a member of Dog Company, is sent to the hills to find a monster named after a certain doctor who's too tough to kill...because he's already dead.

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


Written by Neil Gaiman, art by P. Craig Russell, Milo Manara, Bill Sienkiewicz, Miguelanxo Prado, Barron Storey, Glenn Fabry and Frank Quitely, with a painted cover and book design by Dave McKean.

Joined by a dream-team of artists from around the world, Neil Gaiman returned to the beloved characters he made famous for The Sandman: Endless Nights. Now this landmark work is available in a softcover edition. Alternately haunting, bittersweet, erotic and nightmarish, the seven stories in this book -- one for each of the Endless siblings, each illustrated by a different artist -- reveal strange secrets and surprising truths. In addition to the seven tales of the Endless, The Sandman: Endless Nights includes a biography section in the spirit of the Sandman collections (designed by Dave McKean) and a summary of each volume in the Sandman Library.

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


Co-plotted by Si Spencer and Neil Gaiman, written by Spencer, art by Dean Ormston, cover by Frank Quitely.

Zatanna finds herself under attack as the siege at Krakow continues, and Constantine refuses help from two new allies. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger arrives in Tim's little town and quickly insinuates himself into his circle of friends...but does he have malevolent ulterior motives?

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


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

The shocking conclusion to the 3-part "Stations of the Cross" story arc! When all intrigues are laid bare and all masks thrown aside, John must look to one old enemy to save him from another. But sometimes the helping hand is a lot more dangerous than the one that stabs you in the back.

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


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

The conclusion to the 2-part "Crossing the Border." The mystery surrounding Mary White sends Chance across the Mexican desert to encounter some harrowing discoveries regarding the U.S. sex trade. And in L.A., Mary must beguile a bloodthirsty crimelord...or face lethal consequences.

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


Written by Andy Diggle, art by Ale Garza, cover by Jock.

A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Ale Garza. The deadly Afghan warrior Aisha sheds light on her personal history as she returns to the Middle East to sever ties to her past once and for all. Assuming she lives that long...

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


Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, Dean Ormston and David Hahn, cover by Christopher Moeller.

The sixth collection of the hit series from the world of The Sandman, reprinting issues #36-41. The strange crew of Lucifer Morningstar voyages on a ship made of dead menıs nails in search of the soul of Elaine Belloc, the daughter of the Archangel Michael and the girl who gave her life to save Lucifer's.

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


Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, cover by Michael Kaluta.

"The Wolf Beneath the Tree," part 3 of 4. Elaine, Michael and Lucifer embark on a dangerous quest to save an entire creationŠor possibly two. But the journey entails horrific sacrifices as they make their way toward the tree at the roots of the worlds. And they know that Fenris the wolf will be waiting for them.

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


Written by Andy Diggle, art and painted cover by Enrique Breccia.

The exciting conclusion to the 6-part "Bad Seed" story arc! Sargon's trap is sprung, and John Constantine must play the most dangerous game of his life. Alec Holland is reunited with the Swamp Thing, only to face some murderous consequences and the death of a loved one. Now he must make the ultimate sacrifice: die to save the world, or remake it in his own image.

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


Written by Warren Ellis, art by Darick Robertson, Tony Harris, Chris Sprouse, J. Scott Campbell, Eduardo Risso, John Cassaday, Glenn Fabry, Steve Dillon, Tim Bradstreet, Dave Johnson, David Mack, Javier Pulido, Cameron Stewart, Mark Buckingham, Brian Michael Bendis, Judd Winick, Klaus Janson and various, cover by Darick Robertson.

Tales of Human Waste completes the Transmetropolitan library, collecting the two Prestige-format one-shots Transmetropolitan: I HATE IT HERE and Transmetropolitan: Filth of the City, as well as the 8-page Christmas story from Vertigo: Winter's Edge 2. Written by Warren Ellis, this collection features a host of one- and two-page pieces from comics' finest artists illustrating excerpts from the Word columns of crazed outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem.

112 pages, $9.95, in stores on Aug. 4.

WE3 #1

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frank Quitely.

The Incredible Journey meets The Terminator in We3 -- a heartbreaking animal adventure like no other. The reunion of the team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, WE3 is their most ambitious collaboration yet ­ their own unique attempt to create a 'Western manga' ­ in a wild adventure that readers of any age can enjoy.

Theyıre the ultimate cyborg assassins; armed with missiles, poison gas, state-of-the-art computer technology and unbreakable exo-skeletons. The government has spent millions to fuse the firepower of a battalion with the nervous systems of a dog named Bandit, a cat named Tinker, and a rabbit named Pirate.

As part of a program to replace human soldiers with expendable animals, the U.S. government has transformed three ordinary pets into the ultimate killing machines. But now, those three animals have seized the chance to make a last, desperate run for 'Home.' A run that will turn into a breathless hunt to the death against the might of the entire military/industrial complex. Prepare for adrenaline rushes and flowing tears as the world's deadliest, most misunderstood animals make a spectacular, unforgettable bid for freedom.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Aug. 18.

WHY I HATE SATURN TP -- New Printing

Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

Kyle Baker's long out-of-print classic is back. An urban tale of sardonic, cynical Anne, a columnist for a major metropolitan newspaper, whose life takes a turn for the weird with the arrival of her space-case sister.

208 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Aug. 25.


Written by Jonathan Vankin, art by Leigh Gallagher, Ron Randall and Dan Greenm cover by Tara McPherson.

It's mayhem in the mosh pit when Osiris and Kara headline a huge outdoor concert. The savage crowd turns against Kara, but she discovers that her stuffed kitty may have strange powers that can save her from a brutal assault.

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


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

The conclusion of the two-part "Tongues of Flame" story arc. The last man on earth is searching for forgiveness from what remains of the Catholic Church, but a trinity of women will do whatever it takes to stop him. Plus, another figure from Yorick's past makes a surprise appearance.

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

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