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Monday, June 14, 2004


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



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

"War Games," Act 2, Part 1! Batman tries to maintain order in Gotham with the help of the G.C.P.D. But will it be enough when the Ravens hit town? And in the backup, Part 2 of the 3-part "Low."

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

"War Games," Act 2, Part 2. Faced with overwhelming numbers of criminals at war, Batman realizes it's time to join the enemy...in the form of Matches Malone. Plus, the return of Jim Gordon.

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


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

"War Games," Act 2, Part 3. Scarface and Penguin each make a power play, but who'll come out on top? And the tantalizing Tarantula joins the Bat-team, to the disbelief of Dick Grayson's former lover, Oracle.

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


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

"War Games," Act 2, Part 4. With Gotham City plunged into a blackout, Tarantula attempts to take down the Penguin...but she's gonna have to get through Deadshot first. Meanwhile, Hush makes a decision that will have a devastating impact on the gang war.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 15.

ROBIN #130

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Jon Proctor and Robert Campanella, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

"War Games," Act 2, Part 5. Tim and Jack Drake try to help any way they can at the increasingly overrun clinic of Leslie Thompkins. Meanwhile, Steph is in the fight of her life against the mysterious mastermind apparently steering the events of "War Games."

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Dylan Horrocks, art by Mike Huddleston and Jesse Delperdang, cover by James Jean.

"War Games," Act 2, Part 6. Batgirl takes on Lynx and the Shadow Dragons, who aim to take over Leslie Thompkins' clinic and make it their own private hospital. But what will be the price of victory in a battle waged among the dead and dying?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

"War Games," Act 2, Part 7. Batman commits a shocking act that will alter his relationship with the G.C.P.D. And while Selina fights for her turf against the Ravens, the Dark Knight races toward a meeting that will swing the war in his favor -- even though he's unknowingly about to aid his biggest enemy.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Kinsun and Aaron Sowd, cover by Matt Wagner.

"War Games," Act 2, Part 8. As the gang war rages, Batman comes face to face with one of his deadliest foes: Zeiss! Does the Dark Knight stand a chance against the one man who can anticipate his every move?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Gardner Fox, Bill Finger and Whitney Ellsworth, art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos and Sheldon Moldoff, cover by Kane and Robinson.

Now available for just $19.95, collecting Batman #1-4 and Detective Comics #33-34.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Doug Moench, art and cover by Tony Wong.

2003's thrilling tale of the Dark Knight teaming with the Night Dragon on the other side of the globe arrives as a beautiful softcover. Will the Dark Knight's methods and techniques be effective in a foreign country with different laws and customs?

128 pages, $17.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Len Wein, Doug Moench, Mike W. Barr, Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, Barbara J. Randall, and Alan Brennert art by Michael Golden, Alan Davis, Paul Neary, Gene Colan, Klaus Janson, George Pérez, Romeo Tanghal, Don Newton, Alfredo Alcala, Walter Simonson, Dick Giordano, Trevor Von Eeden, Rodin Rodriguez, Jim Aparo, and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Aparo.

Nine of the best Batman stories of the 1980s are presented in Batman in the Eighties, a new collection of thrilling stories of the Dark Knight Detective featuring Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, The Joker, Penguin and the Scarecrow.

This volume contains "Shadow Play" (from Batman #348), "He With Secrets Fears the Sound" (Detective Comics #518), "When Velvet Paws Caress the Ground" (Detective Comics #519), "A Batman and the Outsiders Primer" (DC Sampler #3), "To Kill a Legend" (Detective Comics #500), "Transition" (New Titans #55), "Pieces of Penguin" (Batman #384), "Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker...!" (Batman #321), "The Player on the Other Side," (Batman Special #1), and "Fear for Sale" (Detective Comics #571), complete with introduction and chapter notes by comics historian John Wells.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Bill Willingham and Andersen Gabrych, art by Pete Woods, Damion Scott, Brad Walker, Cam Smith and Troy Nixey, cover by James Jean.

War has hit Gotham CityŠbut the stage was set in the issues collected in this action-packed trade paperback. The startling prelude to 2004's "War Games," the collection features stories from Detective Comics #790-796 and Robin #126-128, with a new cover by James Jean.

A talented pop star goes missing and Leslie Thompkins, the most important woman in Bruce Wayne's life, vanishes. Batman is drawn into an all-out battle for the section of Gotham City known as The Hill, but is taxed to the limit by new threats and trouble within his circle of allies. And when Tim Drake gives up his Robin identity after his father discovers his secret, Batman gets an unexpected -- and unwelcome -- replacement in the form of Spoiler.

256 pages, $17.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

The climax of "Between Dark and Dawn!" continuing the twice monthly issues, as the Huntress and Vixen face impossible odds, and a solo Oracle challenges a surprise powerhouse villain on his own turf.

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


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

Twice monthly! After the painful events of "Between Dark and Dawn," the Birds clash over tactics, while Canary solos on a much more personal mission...

32 pages, $2.59, in stores on Sept. 15.


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

The race for the world's deadliest weapon concludes. Strange alliances are made as Catwoman teams with her rivals -- and Batman -- to find the gun that never misses. But when she's accused of murder, she realizes there'll be a lot more twists and turns before anyone reaches their goal.

48 pages. $5.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Michael Lark and Stefano Gaudiano, cover by Lark.

Get the real-life perspective on "War Games!" Writer Greg Rucka returns as the detectives of the G.C.P.D. grapple with a war that's too widespread for them to handle alone.

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


Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Tim Sale.

The Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale returns to further the exciting adventures they began in Batman: The Long Halloween and followed in Batman: Dark Victory. This 6-part noir series, guest-starring Batman and a host of Gotham's most colorful and dangerous villains, chronicles Catwoman's mysterious trip to Italy and her dealings with the deadly Falcone crime family.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 29.

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

"For Tomorrow" continues. Pushed to his mental limits, Superman decides to destroy the cause of the mysterious vanishings in front of the world. But how will the people of Earth react to this seemingly benevolent action? Meanwhile, Father Leone makes a confession of his own that will turn this story upside down. Don't miss what's sure to be one of the most talked-about Superman stories in years.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

Introducing Sodom & Gomorrah, a new husband-and-wife super-villain team prepared to give Superman a sound beating. Plus, some startling new developments in Clark's relationship with Lana Lang.

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


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

A new villain -- Propaganda -- emerges and turns public opinion against the Man of Steel. Plus, Lois deals with the aftermath of her assignment on the frontlines in the Middle-Eastern nation of Umec.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Merino.

Superstar artists Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Merino join celebrated writer Jeph Loeb for the 5-part arc "Absolute Power." In the aftermath of last issue's devastating battle with Darkseid, the Earth wakes up to a brand new world order -- one in which Batman and Superman rule with an iron fist. Humankind has a choice: obey or die. How did things get this way? Is there anyone left who can stop them?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by John Byrne and Marv Wolfman, art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, Karl Kesel and Mike Machlan, cover by Ordway.

The third collection of Superman stories from the '80s reprints Superman #4-6, Action Comics #587-589 and Adventures of Superman #427-429, and features a new cover and introduction by artist Jerry Ordway.

208 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

Who shot Lionel Luthor? Lex tries to get to the bottom of this mystery, but he might not like what he finds out... Plus, Lana and Chloe go on a roadtrip.

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

Continuing the adventures of WildStorm hero Majestic in the DCU. Majestic adopts a secret identity in an attempt to understand humankind better. But could his powers just put his newfound friends and family in harm's way?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Kim "Howard" Johnson and John Cleese, art and cover by John Byrne and Mark Farmer

Get ready for Superman: True Brit, an original hardcover graphic novel with a humorous new take on the Superman legend, courtesy of writer Kim "Howard" Johnson (Monty Python: The First 280 Years) with some help in his comics debut from Monty Python's John Cleese. And with art by fan-favorites John Byrne and Mark Farmer, this book is sure to be Super!

In this veddy British tale, the Last Son of Krypton's rocket ship crash-lands in an English town even smaller than Smallville, where the infant Kal-El is taken in by adoptive parents -- the Clarks -- who raise their son Colin to hide his powers, because the worst thing anyone can do is stand out in the crowd. But when Colin grows up to become a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Smear, a powerful tabloid newspaper dedicated to uncovering the biggest story of the century, he finds that the key to his success may be in going public. What will the neighbors think?

96 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 13.

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Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Pascal Ferry.

Andy Diggle reinvented a classic character with the Vertigo hit Swamp Thing... now, teamed with Pascal Ferry, Diggle sets his sights on DC's premiere science-fiction hero: Adam Strange.

In this 8-issue mini-series, things have changed drastically for Strange. Once the greatest hero of the distant planet Rann, he's now a wanted man on Earth. Pursued by the police and hunted by aliens, Strange has learned that his adopted planet has been destroyed. With his wife and daughter gone, is there any hope left, or is this the end of the space hero?

Sit back for a thrilling ride that takes one man on a trek though the DC Universe to rediscover the remnants of the L.E.G.I.O.N., the Darkstars, the Omega Men, and more as he faces a threat that will herald a galactic war.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

"With the Fishes," Part 2 of 3. The Eel tightens his grip on Sub Diego, and since he can manipulate the actual motion of water, that grip quickly becomes a stranglehold. Even worse, the Eel has figured out how to strike at Aquaman in a very personal way.

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


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

The hunt for the super-powered serial killer continues as Clevenger reveals the unique gift that's made him invaluable to the F.B.I. But will his equally powerful gift for causing trouble keep the investigation from finding its target in time?

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


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

The grand finale of the thrilling mini-series. Lou and Richie have been chased, cursed out, shot at, seduced, and run ragged, all because they have a disembodied hand. Life, death, and Lou and Richie's mountain of pop-culture memorabilia all rest on who gets the hand.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Darwyn Cooke, art and cover by Cooke.

Darwyn Cooke¹s epic mini-series concludes as post-war America faces a monstrous threat older than Vandal Savage! Will this challenge bring America and its heroes back together or tear them apart? Featuring Green Lantern, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and more.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

The origins of the Challengers are revealed...and one will fall. The curtain is pulled back just enough to get a glimpse of who our heroes are, who they were, and how they came to be. But which of the Challengers will meet their fate?

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


Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Tim Sale.

The 8-issue mini-series that was Loeb and Sale's first DC collaboration is collected in a thrilling trade paperback. As a bonus, this collection includes a never-before-printed 12-page tale from the same period, plus the original series covers by Brian Bolland, Kyle Baker, Matt Wagner, Mark Hempel, Gil Kane, Michael Golden and Sale, an intro by Loeb and a new cover by Sale.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

"The Waters Under the World" are unusually deadly for the Doom Patrol as they confront a horrific, ancient species that stands between them and the rescue of a lost team of scientists. And why won't the Chief let Nudge join the Doom Patrol's mission?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

The mini-series concludes with a Hollywood brawl when Enginehead really starts losing it and the Metal Men are sent in to bring him down. All is lost until Tin realizes what Enginehead truly is and gives a part of himself to make Enginehead "flexible." Final issue.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

The head of the Hierarchy has given Juris an ultimatum: He can dispose of the Fallen Angel or lose his position running Bete Noire and possibly his life! How dedicated is Juris to protecting his former lover? The Angel's life hangs on the answer.

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


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

Part 2 of "Everybody Wants You," guest-starring Superman and The Flash! Tortured with guilt following the discovery of a horrifying new facet of his power, Jason Rusch must accept that even Firestorm the Nuclear Man can't always survive on his own.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

Part 1 of the 3-part "Sins of the Father," guest-starring Green Arrow, Hawkman, Zatanna and The Atom, and tying in to Identity Crisis. The Flash has a personal crisis when he discovers that not everything he believed about the legacy of Barry Allen is true.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

DC Focus. They've survived a full-scale attack by the Suit's makers, kept the Philadelphia cops at bay, and strengthened their loyalty to one another. But where do four small-town boys' lives go from here, when nothing can ever be the same again? Final issue.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 15.


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

In Part 3 of "New Blood," Brick -- Star City's newest heavy-hitter -- shakes the city to its very foundations with a terrifying assault. Can Ollie and his new sidekick save the day? And will the Arrow team ever recover from a shocking new revelation?

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


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

"Homecoming?" reaches its shocking finale. Kyle's ultimate showdown with Major Force rampages across the Earth and beyond, and only one will walk away. Final issue.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Steve Gerber, art and cover by Brian Hurtt

DC Focus. Escape from State Penitentiary. Leaving his unconscious body in its solitary cell, Ethan soars above the prison walls -- where his travels reveal what's happened in the world he left behind.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose, cover by Kevin Nowlan.

Hawkman and The Atom travel to the frozen wastelands of Antarctica! Together they uncover a hidden city built during World War II where a forgotten enemy lurks in the shadows waiting for the chance to break free from its icy prison.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 15.

H-E-R-O #20

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

In Part 2 of the 4-part "Picking up the Pieces," former H-device user Tony Finch finally has his chance to be a super-villain thanks to a super-powered maniac. When they try to recruit other former users, can a battered Robby Reed beat them to the punch?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

Vera Black is alone against the Brothers Blood...until the rest of Justice League Elite gets its act together. The team's actually looking pretty cool -- until the man they're protecting is murdered. And, from all evidence, it looks like one of the Elite may have done it.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Joe Kelly, Kurt Busiek and various, art by John Byrne, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Ron Garney, Doug Hazlewood and Dan Green, cover by Garney and Green.

When two unexpected threats menace the world, the JLA and the Elite must bring about multiple defeats. Plus, the Crime Syndicate discovers its universe is no longer safe.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


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

The Burning arrives in this thrilling trade paperback collecting JLA #84-89. The surviving members of the JLA unravel the secret of a creature of unimaginable power and fight to prevent it from unleashing World War III.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

How could anyone get past the Thanagarian, Martian, Apokoliptian and Kryptonian security systems installed since the murder of a loved one in Identity Crisis #1? And look out, because new suspects in the serial killings just may start involving the villains' loved ones too.

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

JLA #105

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

The penultimate chapter of the 6-part "The Pain of the Gods!" Wonder Woman faces a manic battle with a new villainess, only to be left with concerns about her own mortality. And Superman -- who has died and lived to tell the tale -- offers the best advice.

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

JLA #106

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

The dramatic conclusion of "The Pain of the Gods!" The League confronts the inevitable fact that not everything they do is perceived as being "good." But can they regroup to forge ahead with their never-ending battle?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 29.

JSA #65

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne, cover by J.H. Williams III.

Part 1 of the 2-part "Out of Time!" Since the JSA's battle against Black Adam, Rick Tyler has been lost in time. Rex Tyler, the original Hourman, must journey into the timestream itself in search of his only son. But the rescue mission may not go as planned.

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


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

The thrilling mini-series continues. Lord Dynamo and his robot-zombie henchmen continue to wreak havoc until he offers to save the human race, cure all diseases and end world hunger...but the price he demands may cost two JSA members everything.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 15.


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

DC Focus. Tom faces his greatest challenge: winning the heart of a girl! No super-powers can help him now! All of the immaturity, none of the responsibility.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

The explosive conclusion of the 3-part "Friendly Fire," featuring guest artist Tomm Coker and guest-starring Batman. The tragic truth behind the Incinerator's attacks is revealed as the Monolith and Batman race to stop his next bombing.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Mark Andreyko, art by Jésus Saiz and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Jae Lee.

The action-packed new series continues as the Manhunter takes to the streets. After her first night out as Manhunter, Kate Spencer is black and blue and haunted by a foreboding dream. Even worse, L.A. is in an uproar over Copperhead's death by the Manhunter's hand -- drawing the vengeful attention of Shadow Thief. And Kate's son arrives for a custody visit, which quickly goes sour.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Dwayne Turner and Nelson, cover by Ian Churchill.

Conflicts between Nightwing and Arsenal's leadership come to a head in the aftermath of the Fearsome Five confrontation, and Jade is forced to exert her power over the team. Will Jennny Hayden become the new leader of the Outsiders?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

Kyle Baker brings his manic energy to this collection of Plastic Man #1-6, featuring a new "plastic" cover. Plas, with sidekick Woozy Winks, gets into all sorts of trouble as his not-so-innocent past as criminal "Eel" O'Brian comes back to haunt him.

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

It's the slam-bang Plas Halloween issue! (Okay, so we're a little early!) What happens when Plastic Man takes on a vampire? Bet that'll leave a mark!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Jack Cole, art by Cole, Alex Kotzky, Bart Tumey and Andre LeBlanc, cover by Cole.

Collecting for the first time the Plastic Man features from Plastic Man Comics #5-6 and Police Comics #59-65. In this volume, featuring a foreword by Michael T. Gilbert (Mr. Monster), Plas faces a super-gunsmith of the underworld, crushes The Crab and more.

204 pages, $49.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

Detroit has become a slaughterhouse! The police want answers from the Motor City's newest bone-breakers: Richard Dragon and the Bronze Tiger. Can our heroes clear their names and still take down the nefarious Circle of Six?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Sam Kieth, art and cover by Kieth.

What¹s freakier and more out of control: a 600-pound werewolf that's barely old enough to vote, or the mob that's ready to kill him? The mob blames Scratch for their children's disappearances -- though he and his new girlfriend Sage are closer than ever to uncovering the truth.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by James Robinson, art by Peter Snejbjerg, cover by Andrew Robinson

This massive trade paperback -- the penultimate volume in the Starman saga -- reprints Starman #61-73. Jack Knight's worst nightmare becomes reality, as Opal City burns to the ground and chaos ensues, with hundreds of villains seizing the chance to strike.

296 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Tom Grummett and Lary Stucker, cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

The shocking conclusion of the 3-part "Beast Boys and Girls" introduces the Titans' newest villain: the enigmatic Zookeeper. In order to help those around him, Beast Boy must decide between his past and his future.

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


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza,

Part 1 of "Lost to the Legion," a story that continues in the Teen Titans/Legion Special. Superboy and Wonder Girl's first date is interrupted when a cosmic storm comes to claim Superboy, tossing him into the far future to face a threat only the combined might of the Titans and the Legion can handle.

On sale Sept 22 € 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Written by Mark Waid and Geoff Johns, art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos, cover by Phil Jimenez and Andy Lanning.

In a story that continues from this month's Teen Titans #16, the Titans find themselves in the 31st century teamed with the Legion against a threat that even their combined might not be able to handle. Win or lose, the future is about to change. This Special features a 6-page prelude to the new Legion of Super-Heroes by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson coming in December.

48 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 29.


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

DC Focus. Cooper is in a load of trouble. The man he's chosen to endow with super powers has gone missing, and a dirty cop is dangerously close to discovering his secret! Will Cooper escape the long arm of the law? Will he take his powers back? Final issue.

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


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

As "Stoned" continues, Diana travels to the White House to prevent war between the U.S. and Themyscira. But an uninvited guest has different plans for Wonder Woman.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by George Pérez and Len Wein, art by Pérez and Bruce Patterson, cover by Pérez.

This second volume reprinting Pérez's remarkable run on Wonder Woman collects Wonder Woman #7-14, featuring the debut of the deadly Cheetah! Challenge of the Gods also features a new cover by Pérez and a gallery section of rare art.

176 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 8.




Written by Bill Matheny, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Jeff Matsuda.

It's a time of challenge for young Bruce Wayne, heir and CEO of Wayne Industries by day, caped vigilante by night. The Batman has patrolled Gotham¹s streets for three years, and, though he's still an urban legend to most citizens, he's made a dent in crime. But now Gotham's attracted a new class of villains like the Joker, Penguin, Man-Bat, Bane and Catwoman. And a young detective of the Gotham P.D. is determined to restore the force's reputation and unmask the vigilante. In this debut issue, when the vengeful Penguin pulls a heist that could reveal Wayne¹s secret and destroy vast portions of the city, the Batman will have to use every resource at his disposal.

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


Written by Adam Beechen, art by Carlo Barberi and Eddie Wagner, cover by Ben Caldwell.

A new monthly series based on Cartoon Network's all-new Justice League Unlimited cartoon. JLU features the world's most powerful heroes from all corners of the DCU. Each issue features familiar JLA members such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman alongside new allies such as Black Canary, The Question, Booster Gold, Green Arrow and even Shining Knight. In the premiere, the League bands together, only to witness its most powerful members calling it quits. What enigmatic foe is responsible for Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain Atom throwing in the towel? Can Zatanna, Batman and The Flash pull it together before it's too late?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Sholly Fisch, Mo Willems and Robbie Busch, art by Matt Peters, Robert R. Smith, Mike Kazaleh, Robert Pope, Jeff Albrecht and Matt Jenkins, cover by Pope.

An all-new anthology packed with adventures and puzzles, starring your favorite Cartoon Network characters from Codename: Kids Next Door, Dexter's Laboratory, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Johnny Bravo, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Earl Kress, Sam Agro, art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Neal Sternecky, Mike DeCarlo, Ruben Torreiro and Scott McRae, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

By popular demand: a full issue of "Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century!" Everyone¹s favorite bungling space ranger Daffy Duck battles Martians, Neptunian Peanut Creatures and evil party clowns.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by John Rozum, art by Joe Staton and Scott McRae, cover by Staton.

Velma's cousin is suspected of a crazy crime, and it's up to the gang to help her out! Plus, three stories that combine crime-solving adventure with puzzle-solving fun.

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


Written by Abby Denson and Amy Rogers, art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.

A fishing trip leads to a fish-monster rampage, but will Bubbles side with her sisters or the bad guy? Plus, the comics debut of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, the new show from Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, coming from Cartoon Network.

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

MAD #446

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Hey, it¹s time to head back to school. We advise you to start hiding copies of MAD inside your history book.

48 pages, black and white, $3.50.


Written by Michael Moorcock, art and cover by Walter Simonson.

World-renowned author Michael Moorcock teams with Walter Simonson for the thrilling tale of legendary hero Elric's training and transformation from callow youth to Prince of Melniboné in this 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries!

The adventure begins as young Elric literally "dreams" of a life of adventure. His first dream quest takes him from the Dragon Caves of Imrryr to confrontations with temperamental giants in journeys through strange kingdoms!

Don¹t miss this previously untold installment in Elric's storied history, mixing the sword and sorcery of the Lord of the Rings saga with Moorcock's unique brand of storytelling and Simonson's unmistakable artistic styling.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Enki Bilal, art and cover by Bilal.

Bilal¹s best-selling The Beast Trilogy is an international phenomenon, with its second chapter ranking as France¹s #1 book for the summer of 2003. Now, the first two chapters of this stunning work about a man with a perfect memory come to the U.S.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Yves Chaland, art and cover by Chaland.

Freddy Lombard and friends go on four adventures spanning Belgian castles and African jungles from this Eisner Award-nominated creator! These classic stories exhibit the elegant design that made Chaland a legend among cartoonists and animators worldwide. Don¹t miss this classic in the style of Hergé's Tintin.

136 pages, $17.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Jim Alexander, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Jerry Frissen, Stefano Raffaele, and Brian Robertson, art by Fred Beltran, Benoit Boucher, Guy Davis, David Lloyd, Raffaele, and Snakebite, cover by Beltran.

David Lloyd partners with digital artist Snakebite (The Red Star) for a harsh tale of redemption.

64 pages, $3.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Alexandro Jodorowski, art and cover by Georges Bess.

Alexandro Jodorowsky joins artist Georges Bess to tell a tale of martial arts, mystical adventure and spiritual awakenings. When the Grand Lama dies, corruption spreads across the land. Gabriel, the child of white explorers and reincarnation of the Grand Lama, must learn the sacred ways to fend off a great evil.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by N.C. Christopher Couch and Stephen Weiner, art by Will Eisner and cover by Eisner.

Will Eisner¹s career spans the entire history of American comic books, from his formative days in the 1930s into the 1940s when he revolutionized narrative sequential art with his internationally famed series The Spirit, to the 1970s when he created the contemporary graphic novel form with A Contract with God, to the present. The Will Eisner Companion is the first comprehensive, critical overview of the work of this legendary writer/artist. Divided into two sections ‹ his Spirit work and his graphic novels ‹ this authorized companion features all-new critical and historical essays by noted comics historians N.C. Christopher Couch and Stephen Weiner, as well as alphabetical indexes relating to all aspects and characters in his oeuvre. Also includes a chronology, a bibliography and suggested reading lists, as well as an introduction by Dennis O¹Neil.

176 pages, black and white, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, art by Simon Bisley, Carl Critchlow, Dermot Power, Glenn Fabry, Jim Murray, Jason Brashill, cover by Bisley.

2000 A.D. Mega-City One¹s toughest lawman collides with Gotham City's Dark Knight in an explosive new trade paperback collecting three fully-painted crossover tales, all written by John Wagner and Alan Grant with stunning, fully painted art by Simon Bisley, Carl Critchlow, Dermot Power, Glenn Fabry, Jim Murray and Jason Brashill. In Judgment on Gotham, Batman and Dredd meet head-on when Judge Death sets his sights on Gotham City. The Riddler lures our heroes into the clutches of a bizarre extradimensional warlord in The Ultimate Riddle, and finally, Die Laughing sees the Joker traveling to Mega-City One, intent on becoming the fifth Dark Judge. Co-published by DC Comics and 2000 A.D.

208 pages, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Dan Abnett, art by David Millgate, Anthony Williams, Charlie Gillespie, Simon Davis, Henry Flint, cover by Simon Davis.

2000 A.D. Welcome to Downlode, future European megalopolis and home to the two best gunsharks (hit men) money can hire: motor-mouth Finnegan Sinister (weapon of choice: minigun) and laconic, ice-cool Ramone Dexter (twin Ruger 9mms). This new trade paperback -- collecting material originally serialized in 2000 A.D. and Judge Dredd Megazine -- is written by Dan Abnett and features art by Sinister Dexter co-creator David Millgate, Anthony Williams, Charles Gillespie, Simon Davis and Henry Flint. Downlode's a city of colorful personalities on both sides of the law: grotesque, obese gangster "Holy" Moses Tannenbaum; sultry nightclub singer Demi Octavo; "Nervous" Rex Monday, the hypochondriac snitch; and more. Revenge, assassination, betrayal -- it's all in a day's work for these gun-lovin' criminals.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 15.

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Written by Brian K. Vaughan Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister Cover by Harris

The fast-paced political thriller continues with Part 3 of the 4-part "State of Emergency!" Mayor Mitchell Hundred realizes that someone from his super-heroic past as "The Great Machine" may very well have a connection to the snowplow murders plaguing the city.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

It's the showdown you've been waiting for: John Lynch vs. Holden! But will Lynch be able to convince him to work for I.O. again, or is it all a ploy? And what secret has Lynch been keeping that could change everything for Holden?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


Written by Adam Hughes and Mark Farmer, art by Hughes, Alan Davis, Farmer and Kevin Nowlan, cover by Hughes.

This trade paperback features the "Ordinary Heroes" story by fan-favorites Adam Hughes and Mark Farmer; Gen13 Bootleg #1 and 2 by Farmer & Alan Davis; and the "Wham" short story by Hughes and Kevin Nowlan from The Wildstorm Thunderbook. As an added bonus, this collection includes various Gen13 pinups and trading cards plus a new cover by Hughes.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 8.


Written by David Brin, art and cover by Scott Hampton.

Imagine a world in which the Axis forces of World War II suddenly were propelled to victory over the AlliesŠprompted by aid from the ancient gods of Norse mythology. Welcome to the alternate reality of The Life Eaters, written by award-winning author David Brin with lush painted art by Scott Hampton, now available as a 144-page WildStorm softcover graphic novel! These acclaimed creators weave a tapestry of a world turned upside down, in which gods walk among us and change the course of human history.

144 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 22.


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

The mystery villain behind Lion-O's strange and dangerous behavior has been revealed and, with it, the fate of Thundera! Now the least likely Thundercat is faced with the greatest challenge. A giant responsibility is in the paws of the smallest. Snarf to the rescue?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


Written by Fiona Avery, art and cover by Carlos D'Anda.

Collecting the 5-issue miniseries by Fiona Avery and Carlos D'Anda. Hammerhand and the Berzerkers are back -- and they've captured Hachiman in an attempt to ransom him to the Japanese Empire. It's the Thundercats to the rescue...but will it end in disaster?

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Sept. 29.


Written by Alan Moore, art by Zander Cannon and Andrew Currie, cover by Cannon.

ABC. Collecting the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries written by Alan Moore that featured the return of Top 10's Smax the Dragon Killer. What happens when Jeff Smax and Toybox return to Smax¹s homeworld? One thing's for sure -- it won¹t be pretty.

136 pages, $19.95, in stores on Sept. 1.


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

ABC. The mini-series continues. With a mysterious craft nearing the planet, the Pentagon decides upon the only non-military solution they have: send Tom Strange into space to investigate! As preparations for the journey begin, more time fluctuations occur...including the appearance of the S.M.A.S.H. of yesteryear.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 15.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Cameron Stewart, cover by Chris Sprouse.

ABC. Featuring the guest creative team of Brian K. Vaughan and Cameron Stewart. Tom's faithful robot servant Pneuman questions himself. Has he fulfilled the duty assigned him by Susan Strong all those years ago?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Sept. 22.