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Monday, June 12, 2004


Following are DC Comics' solicitations for October, with information coming from the publisher:



Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Dave McKean.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, DC Comics is proud to present the Arkham Asylum 15th Anniversary Edition --- a 216-page hardcover reprinting the now-classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses the Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and more in the black heart of Gotham City's house for the criminally insane.

This entertaining, experimental graphic novel is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker, as well as its mystical symbolism, powerful mood and riveting multi-media artwork. This special edition also includes Morrison's complete final script annotated by both himself and original editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, samples of how the story and art came together, and more surprises!.

216 pages, $29.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

Batman: As The Crow Flies is a 128-page trade paperback collecting Batman #626-630, written by award-winner Judd Winick and illustrated by the acclaimed team of Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend with a painted cover by Matt Wagner. This collection also contains a sketchbook section showing Nguyen's early approach to Batman, the Penguin and the Scarecrow.

Gotham City's underworld is thrown into turmoil as its crimelords slip into a rabid -- and murderous -- frenzy. Is it a coincidence, or part of an elaborate and sinister power play? One thing's for sure: The machinations of the Scarecrow and the Penguin will have Batman hard-pressed to restore order. Worse, Batman may have met his match in the vicious Scarebeast.

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Tim Sale

Selina's Roman Holiday continues. Wanted for last issue's shocking murder, Catwoman finds herself caught between two rival gangs with all of Rome up for grabs. Get ready for love, death and betrayal -- Gotham City style -- on the other side of the world.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 1. Batman engineers a mass meeting of criminals. But will it render the game unwinnable? And in the backup story, the conclusion of "Low," the Riddler takes on Poison Ivy.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 2. As Batman drowns in a sea of enemies, the rest of Gotham's heroes race to save him. All the chaos and violence so far was merely a prelude to this. To make matters worse, the G.C.P.D. is about to break ranks.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 3. Ten months ago, Firefly torched Haly's Circus, the childhood home of Dick Grayson. Tonight, Firefly must face the wrath of Nightwing. Meanwhile, Batgirl and Onyx battle Killer Croc and the Suicide King.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 13.

ROBIN #131

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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 4. Two Robins -- one former and one current -- fight for their lives. Tim Drake takes on the devilish duo of the Trickster and Mr. Fun, while Stephanie Brown takes on the mysterious mastermind steering "War Games."

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 5. With the city in chaos, Tarantula becomes the prime target of the G.C.P.D. Desperate for a victory, they¹re hell-bent on bringing her down. Batman must choose between stemming the violence and saving his newest ally.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 6 Batgirl and Onyx fight for their lives in the bowels of Gotham City as a seemingly endless supply of criminals overruns the city. And the mysterious mastermind behind "War Games" decides to take the war to Batman.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 7. The penultimate chapter of Gotham's darkest period finds Batman in conflict with Commissioner Akins, the players ready for the final battle, and Catwoman squaring off one last time against Zeiss, the man who left her for dead.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

"War Games," Act 3, Part 8 -- the extra-sized conclusion. The climactic battle between Batman and the mastermind behind the Gotham gang war hits close to home.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The 12-part "Hush" storyline -- crafted by comics heavyweights Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee and Scott Williams -- topped sales charts for an entire year, thrilling readers and critics alike. Now the second half of that legendary story arc -- Batman #613-619 -- is collected for the first time as a softcover in Batman: Hush Volume 2 TP.

This volume contains the stunning conclusion of "Hush," featuring the Dark Knight's shocking showdown with the Joker, the debut of a brand-new Batmobile, a catfight among Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva, and, perhaps, most surprising of all, the true identity of the enigmatic Hush. Plus, this collection includes the 6-page story from Wizard #0 and features a new cover by Lee and Williams.

192 pages, $12.95, in stores on oct. 13.


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

You've seen "War Games" from the heroes' perspectives. Now see it through the eyes of the real world! As the detectives of the G.C.P.D. battle to save lives, Commissioner Akins reaches his breaking point with Batman.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Michael Uslan, art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg.

Elseworlds. In this softcover edition of the original hardcover graphic novel, Bruce Wayne becomes a member of a secret society of detectives to battle the decades-old criminal conspiracy that left him an orphan.

96 pages, $12.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Gail Simone, art by Ed Benes and Eduardo Barretto, cover by Jason Pearson.

A new beginning for the team, and an extra-sized anniversary issue. The Birds, reeling from the aftershock of "War Games," are forced to make a decision that changes everything. Plus, a special backup tale with guest artist Eduardo Barretto.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.

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

It's the battle between the DCU's strongest heroes: Superman vs. Wonder Woman in a fight to the finish, as "For Tomorrow" continues. When Superman inadvertently sets off a series of catastrophic events after destroying the Vanishing Tech, Wonder Woman must intervene and attempt to put an end to the chaos. But Superman has plans of his own and won't let the Amazonian interfere without a fight -- and what a fight it'll be.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Chuck Austen, art by Carlos D'Anda, cover by Joyce Chin and Arthur Adams.

A tribute to the dead is interrupted by a new Silver Banshee. As Superman and Jack Ryder pay their respects to a photographer caught in the crossfire of a supervillain rampage, Silver Banshee comes screaming from the pits of Hell.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

It's a deadly new villain for the Man of Steel. New Parasites are born, and they have a thirst for the Man of Steel's power.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

Fan-favorite writer Jeph Loeb and artists extraordinaire Carlos Pacheco & Jesús Merino continue the shocking 5-part arc "Absolute Power" as a resistance rises up against the tyranny of...Superman and Batman?

A resistance is formed against dictators Superman and Batman. But will these new Freedom Fighters save this dark world or make it even worse? Do not read the ending of this story first -- it'll blow your mind!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

The entire modern day retelling of Superman -- from his early days in Smallville with Lana Lang and Lex Luthor, to his first meeting with Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White in Metropolis -- is recounted in this lavish hardcover collection by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan.

Superman: Birthright collects the 12-issue maxi-series of the same name and features an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough and Miles Millar, plus a sketchbook section showcasing Yu's development work in addition to notes by Waid.

Witness the making of a legend, as Clark Kent learns the tough lessons needed to become the World's Greatest Hero. Also watch as Lex Luthor comes to Smallville, befriending Clark. But it's a relationship that may ultimately spell disaster for Metropolis and the Man of Steel.

304 pages, $29.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman and various, art by Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger and various, cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.

The first Silver Age Superman Archive, reprinting Action Comics #241-247 and Superman #122-126 (1958-1959). This volume, with an introduction by Mark Waid, features the debuts of the Fortress of Solitude, Brainiac, Kandor, the Super-Pets, and much more.

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


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

The adventures of WildStorm hero Mr. Majestic in the DCU continue. Suffering from memory loss, Majestic tries to piece together the shards of his past and return home. Plus, the Eradicator's back -- and he's got Majestic in his sights.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Jack Kirby, art by Kirby, Vince Colletta and Mike Royer, cover by Kirby and Al Milgrom.

The Jack Kirby adventures continue in this final volume collecting Jimmy Olsen #142-148 and #150. Kirby pits Jimmy, the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion against cosmic creatures, vampires and more. Plus, an intro by Mark Evanier and a previously unpublished Kirby cover.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Jerry Siegel, art and cover by Joe Shuster.

Available at a new low price, the classic Archive Edition collecting Superman #1-4. Relive the early adventures of Superman with this volume, now at a special low price.

272 pages, $19.95, in stores on Dec. 15.

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

Continuing the thrilling new adventures of DC's premier science-fiction hero. Adam Strange survives an alien attack as he discovers clues to what's happened to his adopted homeworld, Rann.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The 3-part "With the Fishes" concludes. What happened on the day San Diego sank? The truth may surprise you when Aquaman is forced to choose between civilization and chaos as a group of pirates led by the villainous Marauder takes advantage of the horrendous, watery disaster area.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

In the startling conclusion of Bloodhound's debut adventure, Travis Clevenger learns just how much punishment he can take, as he faces a super-powered killer ready to murder those closest to DC's darkest hero! No one escapes this fight in one piece...

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

The penultimate issue of the electrifying mini-series. The remaining Challengers come face-to-face with the masters of the world and learn that the masses have been manipulated for some time. Now it's up to the Challengers to free the world -- and beyond -- from Hegemony¹s insidious grasp!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

Cliff, Rita and Nudge infiltrate an illegal ultimate fighting ring by pitting Robotman against multiple malevolent machines of destruction. Learn secrets of where Cliff Steele, Rita Farr and the Chief have come from -- just in time for Robotman to lose his head.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Peter David, art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco, cover by Ashley Wood.

Doctor Juris is no longer in power in Bête Noire. On the run from the Hierarchy, it appears the Fallen Angel -- his rejected former lover -- may be his only ally. Meanwhile, a power vacuum created by the absence of Juris triggers a showdown.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Dan Jolley, art by Chris Batista and Dan Green, cover by Luke Ross.

A special issue that ties into Identity Crisis, featuring guest art by Chris Batista and Dan Green. With the pressures of his family life and the gargantuan responsibilities of the powers of Firestorm weighing heavily on him, Jason Rusch finally decides to blow off some steam. But what will be the consequences of his recklessness...especially when the JLA reveals what happened to Ronnie Raymond?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on oct. 20.


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

A turning point in the history of the Green Lanterns begins here, in a 6-issue mini-series. Hal Jordan was one of the greatest heroes in the DCU until tragedy turned him into one of its greatest villains. Today, his soul searches for redemption as the Spectre. But redemption may not be what Jordan himself needs...or wants. The fates of Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and the rest of the Green Lantern mythology unfold in this colossal tale of heroism involving the entire DCU.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

Part 2 of the 3-part "Sins of the Father," tying into the events of Identity Crisis. Wally West continues to struggle with the secrets he's uncovered about Barry Allen's time with the JLA. But making peace with them may not be as easy as he'd hoped. Plus, a new arrival in Keystone City spells trouble for the Rogues.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on oct. 27.


Written by Gardner Fox, art by Bert Christman, Creig Flessel, Chad Grothkopf, Ogden Whitney and various, cover by Flessel.

The first batch of the Sandman's adventures are chronicled in this volume reprinting stories from Adventure Comics #40-57, New York World's Fair 1939, and New York World's Fair 1940 (circa 1940-41). Plus, an intro by Jim Amash, co-editor of Alter Ego.

228 pages, $49.95, in stores on Oct 27.


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

In Part 4 of the 6-part "New Blood," Brick abducts the daughter of Star City's mayor. Green Arrow and Connor Hawke must rip the city apart to find the child before the new kingpin of crime exacts his revenge on our heroes and the city at large.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.

H-E-R-O #21

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

The battle lines over the H-E-R-O device are drawn: Robby Reed and his team against a villain created by the device, with powers that dwarf all the others combined. Plus, Matt Allen (from H-E-R-O #5) learns his daughter has been kidnapped, and he isn¹t happy.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Andy Smith and Mick Gray, cover by Kevin Nowlan.

A routine trip to the JSA headquarters in New York takes a dramatic turn when a malicious and incredibly powerful creature unleashes massive destruction on the city. Hawkman and Hawkgirl must join forces with The Monolith. But will their combined strength be enough?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

Find out what all the fuss is about as the breathtaking 7-issue miniseries heats up. The heroes take a proactive stance against the villains of the DCUŠat the cost of lives on both sides of the crisis! Unfortunately, nothing can prevent another loss in a hero's private life. With the stakes raised for everyone involved, things are going to get a lot worse before they get better!

40 pages, $3.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

The first collection of the series Entertainment Weekly calls "Oz meets My So-Called Life!" This volume features Hard Time #1-6, telling the tale of Ethan Harrow, a teenager faced with life behind bars with only a strange power to keep him alive.

144 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


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

DC Focus. A new story arc begins as Ethan Harrow leaves solitary confinement to find the balance of power changed forever at State Penitentiary -- and he's dependent on his own mysterious power to protect him.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.

JLA #107

Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Ron Garney and Dan Green.

Fan-favorite writer Kurt Busiek joins the JLA art team of Ron Garney & Dan Green for "Crime Syndicate of Amerika," an 8-part story that explodes from the pages of Busiek¹s JLA/Avengers.

Research has continued on the mysterious "space egg" left behind at the end of JLA/Avengers, leading the JLA to take steps to ensure that Krona stays put in his "prison." But this distraction could prove fatal, since the real threat at the moment may come from another Earth.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer, art by Leonard Kirk, Patrick Gleason, Keith Champagne and Christian Alamy, cover by Jerome K. Moore.

A thrilling new trade collecting JSA #39-45. The JSA is divided, handling multiple matters in different eras. Several heroes find themselves in Ancient Egypt, fighting the immortal villain Vandal Savage and an earlier incarnation of the power of Black Adam. However, Power Girl and Dr. Mid-Nite also have their hands full with separate cases.

168 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 20.

JSA #66

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

The conclusion of the 2-part "Out of Time!" The life of Rick Tyler continues to tick away as the JSA is forced to battle through the time stream to save their teammate. But what fate awaits Rex Tyler? And how is Extant involved?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

The mad Lord Dynamo has offered a devil's bargain to mankind: He will cure the world's ills, but only if Green Lantern surrenders his Power Ring and Starman relinquishes his Gravity Rod. Will the rest of the nation turn against the Justice Society of America?

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

A glimpse into Vera's youth in industrial England a generation ago gives insight into her relationship with her late brother Manchester Black and the horrors that made them both what they are today -- for Vera, leader of the Elite...for Black, dead!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

DC Focus. Just when Tom has had as much of his family as he can take, a new player shows up: his father. Where has he been, and why did he leave? And will Tom¹s newfound powers change their relationship forever?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The gangsters of the underworld retaliate against the downtrodden lower East Siders they've repressed and robbed -- by creating a Monolith of their own...one forged of iron.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


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

The action-packed new series continues with an issue that ties into Identity Crisis. Kate Spencer's new super-hero identity turns her entire life upside down, as a super-powered accident endangers her custody rights and threatens to blow her cover as Manhunter. Worst of all, the psychotic Shadow Thief has a thing or two to teach her about street fighting...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

John Walsh of America¹s Most Wanted stars in the timely and compelling 3-part story "Most Wanted!" The Outsiders are an aggressive super-team, taking the fight to the bad guys and preying on super-criminals. But when one of the criminals they¹re chasing turns out to be a real predator, Nightwing and his teammates seek aid from an unlikely source. John Walsh helps the Outsiders deal with a very real problem that hits home with Arsenal, Grace and Walsh himself: child abduction.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Jerry Siegel, Gardner Fox, Sheldon Mayer, William Moulton Marston, Bob Kane and various Art by Joe Shuster, Bob Kane, Harry G. Peter, Jack Burnley, Shelly Moldoff, Creig Flessel and various Cover by Sheldon Mayer, Howard Purcell, E. E. Hibbard and various

For the first time ever, in one huge collection, three of DC Comics' most hard to find early anthology titles are reprinted in their entirety. DC Comics Rarities Archive Vol. 1 is a whopping 348-page hardcover collecting New York World's Fair 1939, New York World's Fair 1940 and Big All-American Comic Book #1 (1944).

This volume, with an introduction by Roy Thomas, features appearances by virtually every early Golden Age DC hero: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Sandman, Hawkman, Scribbly, The Atom, Green Lantern, Mr. Terrific, Jonny Thunder and Wildcat! Plus, loads of backups, funny animals, gag strips, text pieces and information about the Fair.

The two World's Fair Comics were specially created to be distributed at the legendary New York World's Fair of 1939-40 and feature adventures revolving around the DC heroes¹ visits there. Most of the strips included in this very special Archive have never been reprinted. This is truly a testament to the diversity of the Golden Age of DC Comics that no serious comic collector should be without.

348 pages, $75, in stores on Dec. 1.


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

This one's titled "Homeland Security!" If Plastic Man is in charge of it, how secure can it be?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

The Motor City is a powder keg, and Lady Shiva holds the match. Her Circle of Six aims to take over the city¹s underworld and establish a global drug trade. Only two men stand in their way: Richard Dragon and the Bronze Tiger. This battle will settle the fate of the city...and not everyone will survive.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Tim Sale, Brian Azzarello, Jeph Loeb, Darwyn Cooke, and Diana Schutz, art and cover by Sale.

What happens when some of the most talented artists in comics are free to unleash their creative vision across 48 pages? The answer is SOLO, a unique new bimonthly series that showcases the best of the best of the biz.

Unfettered by the constraints of a regular monthly series, Solo's artists work in a variety of genres -- using whichever characters -- they wish. Solo debuts in style with artist Tim Sale in an issue that features a must-read follow-up story to Superman For All Seasons (written by Jeph Loeb), a Catwoman/Batman tale (written by Brian Azzarello), a Supergirl adventure (written by Dark Horse Comics editor Diana Schutz), and more.

Future Solo issues will feature such A-list talent as Richard Corben, Paul Pope, Howard Chaykin, Jordi Bernet, Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke.

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The 3-part "Titans Tomorrow" kicks off here, as the Titans return from the trip with the Legion...10 years too late. Get ready to meet the all-new Titans lineup: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Animal Man, Aquawoman and the Flash! But all is not as well as it seems in the future, and the Teen Titans are going to find out why.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, Tom Grummett, Ivan Reis, Kevin Conrad, Marc Campos and Norm Rapmund, cover by McKone and Alquiza.

Raven returns...with a new body, but also a new master: the latest Brother Blood.

The newest adventures of everyone's favorite teen team of heroes unfolds in Teen Titans: Family Lost, a 176-page trade paperback collecting Teen Titans #8-12, plus the hard to find Titans #1/2.

Deathstroke's daughter, Rose Wilson assumes the identity of the Ravager and switches from Titans ally to Titans threat. Now Deathstroke and Rose hunt for the Titans. Could things be any more explosive? They do, when Kid Flash learns to drive.

176 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Sam Kieth, art and cover by Kieth.

Batman returns in the conclusion of the story of misbegotten werewolf Scratch. A bloodthirsty mob wants Scratch dead. Can Batman protect him from his hometown and discover the secret of the Ouroboros in the midst of this frenzy?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 6.


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

Medousa launches an attack on Wonder Woman¹s embassy as "Stoned" nears its petrifying conclusion. When those closest to Diana are caught off-guard, who will pay the price for Medousa¹s blood-lust? And what surprising ally will rise to the challenge?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 27.

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

The thrilling series reflecting the great new animated show continues! The creature called Man-Bat escapes Arkham with a secret weapon: a sonar shriek that drives citizens "batty." Can the Batman keep Gotham from becoming a "City of Bats?"

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Adam Beechen, art by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong, cover by Ben Caldwell.

The action-packed new series continues with a story guest-starirng Booster Gold and Steel. The League battles the Royal Flush Gang in Las Vegas, and Booster learns why the team pays Superman so much respect.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Jim Alexander, Sholly Fisch and Tom Warburton, art by John Delaney, Jeff Albrecht, Mike Wetterhahn, Tim Chi Ly, Maurice Fontenot and Robert R. Smith, cover by Gary Fields

It¹s the hottest 'toon party in town, featuring the adventures of The Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo and Courage the Cowardly Dog. Plus, a brand-new letters page and Cartoon Network fun facts,

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

Special one-year anniversary issue. The Titans go face-to-face with their strangest foe: Mumbo! Can they survive more of his "tricks"?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The newest additions to Johnny DC¹s roster of animated heroes make their debuts in two new digest-sized collections! Vol. 1, reprinting issues #1-5, kicks off with the stories "Demo," "The Beast Boy Who Cried Wolf," "Lame," "My Crummy Valentine" and "Monster Zit."

112 pages, $6.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by J. Torres and Adam Beechen, art by Todd Nauck, Udon Studios and Lary Stucker, cover by Dave Bullock.

Capturing all of the action and fun of the Cartoon Network series! This volume reprints issues #6-10, featuring the stories "Brothers," "How You Play the Game," "Naked City," "War Machine" and "That Sinking Feeling."

112 pages, $6.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Earl Kress, Bill Matheny and Craig Bolden, art and cover by David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.

For Bugs Bunny, outsmarting a pair of gorillas is child's play. Plus, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester and Tweety.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by John Rozum, Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch, art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope and Scott McRae, cover by Staton.

The Mystery Inc. gang goes to San Francisco to pursue a poetry-spoutin' poltergeist. Plus, fun-packed short stories that only you, dear reader, can help Scooby solve.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

The Girls go to the movies with the gnarly Gangreen Gang ... and royally regret it.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Oct. 20.

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Written by Will Eisner, art and cover by Eisner.

It's the comics master at his best. Volume 15 reprints The Spirit newspaper sections published from July 6, 1947 to December 28, 1947, featuring the seductive P'Gell, The Octopus, a send up of Li'l Abner, and more, plus an introduction by N.C. Christopher Couch, co-author of The Will Eisner Companion.

196 pages, $49.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

Following in Cutter¹s footsteps, family and tribemates pursue their chief to warn him of a dire threat. But they¹re taken as slaves into the towering Blue Mountain, stronghold of the ancient Glider elves. Now, Cutter and Skywise must penetrate the mountain¹s labyrinthine secrets to rescue their kind.

224 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Michael Moorcock, art by Walter Simonson.

The mini-series shedding light on the early adventures of Elric continues! Young Elric embarks on a dream quest of two years: the dream of water, in which, known as White Crow, he confronts his rival Yrkoon as well as a powerful water elemental and a Lord of Chaos. Can dragons and armies restore a kingdom to its rightful heir?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Oct. 27.

MAD #447

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Halloween is upon us, and nothing is scarier than the grinning visage of our own Alfred E. Neuman. Although the new intern down the hall is pretty scary too.

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 6.

MAD XL #30

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Another jam-packed issue of MAD XL, containing the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals XL, our featured Writer of the Month, more Readers' Choice picks, and other fun features.

96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by George Romero, art by Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Bernie Wrightson.

Cult movie writer/director George Romero helps kick off Toe Tags, a series of mini-series featuring the work of a number of creative luminaries from a variety of media! Best known for his trio of zombie films -- Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead -- Romero launches Toe Tags with an all-new horror classic for comics: the 6-part "The Death of Death."

Overnight, the world has been turned upside down, and zombies rule the day. It¹s up to a college professor named Hoffman, his assistant Damien Cross, and his gal Judy to figure out exactly how and why the undead have taken over. But even if they do get to the bottom of the plague, is it too late to save the world?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 20.

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Written by Milo Manara, art and cover by Manara.

This 128-page trade paperback presents two tales of Manara¹s heroic traveler, including the brand-new "The Odyssey of Giuseppe Bergman" -- that parallels the legendary voyage of Odysseus -- and the bonus tale "Seeing the Stars Again," in which a dying man asks Bergman to look after a beautiful young woman.

128 pages, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky Art and cover by Juan Gimenez

Follow Aghnar, the son of the first Metabaron, from his earliest battle against the psychic witches of the Shabda-Oud to his attempt to win the hand and heart of their target: Oda the Capricious. How can he hope to fulfill her demand for a perfect blue rose, when the last rose died 30,000 years ago?

136 pages, $14.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

Jodorowsky & Bess pull no punches in this tale of a modern-day gunslinger's path through the darkest places in the human soul. Juan's ascension from an orphan in the slums to the governor's number one bodyguard will cost him his soul, and finding redemption may cost him his life.

112 pages, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 20.

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2000 A.D. TITLES


Written by John Smith, art by Sean Phillips, Siku and Michael Gaydos, cover by Phillips.

2000 A.D. Created by John Smith and Sean Phillips, Devlin Waugh is the Vatican¹s best freelance supernatural operative: an aesthete, bon vivant, and expert athlete whose verbal barbs are just as vicious as his talent for fisticuffs. But in this volume, Devlin's called in to the high-tech underwater prison of Aquatraz to investigate an outbreak of vampirism ­ and he may have bitten off more than he can chew!

Also featured are the Judge Dredd crossover stories "Brief Encounter" and "Fetish" (with art by Siku), as well as "A Mouthful of Dust" (illustrated by Alias¹ Michael Gaydos) and the prose stories "A Love Like Blood" and "Body and Soul," both of which feature Phillips's illustrations. This collection also includes an extensive making-of section, featuring excerpts from Smith's original treatment and script as well as Phillips' page layouts and sketches.

224 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Mark Millar Art by Steve Yeowell & Nigel Dobbyn Cover by Yeowell

2000 A.D. Get ready, comrades -- Sov-Block Two's most psychotic Judge is on the loose and coming for you.Written by Mark Millar, with art by Steve Yeowell and Nigel Dobbyn, this irreverent look at Judge Dredd's world will melt your mind.

Formerly a violent thug, Judge Razors -- now a violent thug with authority -- is part of an experiment designed to transform Sov-Block Two's most savage criminals into the most brutal Judges the city has ever known. Accompanied by Ed the talking horse, Razors is on a mission to investigate the theft of the Holy Corpse of Elvis, as well as the city's plague of superannuated terrorists.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Oct. 20.

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Written by Aoike Yasuko, art and cover by Aoike.

From Eroica with Love is the masterwork manga of Aoike Yasuko, serialized in Akita Shoten's Princess magazine since 1976! Set in Continental Europe, it depicts the adventures of British aristocrat Dorian Red Gloria and his alter ego Eroica, Europe¹s most wanted international art thief. His nemesis -- Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach, a German NATO intelligence officer -- has tried for years to catch the man who claims each crime scene with a card signed "From Eroica with Love."

Things are just getting started when a trio of telepathically linked teenagers becomes aware of Dorian's identity and plans to capture him. But their plot goes awry as the master thief branches out -- no longer content with stealing great art, he's moving on. Now the trio must foil his attempts to kidnap their leader, Caesar, as they try to save the great art treasures of Europe.

232 pages, black and white, in stores on Oct. 13.


Art and cover by Tajima Sho-u, written by Otsuka Eiji.

DC's new line of manga debuts with the high-action Madara, a popular sword-and-sorcery series that mixes Japanese mythology with futuristic themes! Originally serialized in Kadokawa¹s Marukatsu Famicon, the 5-volume Madara represents the first collaboration between artist Tajima and writer Otsuka. Tajima recently garnered notoriety for his character design work on the animated segments of Quentin Tarantino¹s Kill Bill Vol. 1.

Madara tells the story of an apprentice blacksmith in a rural village who gets by using artificial limbs created by his adoptive father. But when a chance encounter with the demon Moki reveals Madara¹s true destiny, he's catapulted into a mythic quest!

His real father, the evil despot Miroku, feared long ago that Madara was destined to kill him and rule in his place. After Madara was born with tremendous powers, his body was cut up, and the parts divided amongst eight evil generals. Now Madara, with the help of a band of freedom fighters and a magical sword, sets out to retrieve his body parts and defeat his brothers, who covet the throne. As he fights his way across the world, he contemplates the prophecy: How will he wrest control of the kingdom from his father and win the people their freedom?

200 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Tsukuba Sakura, art and cover by Tsukuba.

Get ready for Tsukuba Sakura¹s symbolic tale Land of the Blindfolded, in which one character can only see the past, and another can only see the future! Originally presented in LaLa DX magazine from Hakusensha between 1998 to 2004, the 9-volume Land of the Blindfolded is the story of high school student Outsuka Kanade who can sometimes see a person¹s future with a touch, and transfer student Naitou Arou, whose ESP is limited to past events.

When Kanade glimpses an unfortunate incident coming, can she change it? She soon befriends Arou, who's no novice -- he can turn his ability on or off at will, even using it to see an object's "memories."

Are these teenaged seers of the past and future made for each other? And who's right: Arou with his "hands off" policy about meddling in people's lives, or Kanade whose more proactive stance has already had unhappy consequences?

208 pages, black and white, $9.95.

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Written by Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend, cover by Nguyen,

They've saved Earth from annihilation over and over again. Now they want to rule the world...

Four-time Eisner-nominated writer Ed Brubaker and fan-favorite artists Dustin Nguyen and Richard Friend bring their unique vision to one of comics¹ most controversial titles. "Come the Revolution" is the first part of a massive 12-issue arc that will shake the team to its very core and send shock waves through the WildStorm Universe.

Following the dramatic events of Coup D'Etat, the Authority has settled into its role as governing body of the United States. The other major world powers have adjusted to the regime change and are slowly coming to terms with the meaning it has for the future. But many Americans are unhappy to lose their inalienable rights. Can a second American Revolution be far behind?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The clock is ticking for our heroes as the Rakulai stand poised to destroy the Earth! The only problem for Kev and the boys: an army of zombies and a severed head with immense power. The senses-shattering conclusion of the hilarious hit mini-series.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


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

The thrilling finale of "State of Emergency!" In order to stop the killer from terrorizing his city, Mayor Hundred must leave the safety of City Hall to personally confront someone from his past life...and once again don the mantle of the super-heroic "Great Machine!"

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Ed Brubaker, Joe Casey, Robbie Morrison and Micah Wright Art by Jim Lee, Carlos D'Anda, Alé Garza, Whilce Portacio, and various Cover by Lee

Tao has tricked the U.S. government into committing an interdimensional atrocity, and only the Authority can save the planet.

The crossover event that brought the Eye of the Storm universe to its knees is now available as a trade paperback that collects Coup D'etat: The Authority, Coup D'etat: Stormwatch, Coup D'état: Wildcats and Coup D'etat: Sleeper. As an added bonus, this 112-page volume also includes pinups that appeared in Coup D'etat: Afterword.

When The Authority decides to take control of the situation -- and the world -- their actions send out shock waves that shake the foundation of the Eye of the Storm universe. Can Stormwatch: Team Achilles and the Wildcats coexist with the Authority under the new status quo?

112 pages, $12.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Warren Ellis, art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story, cover by Michael Golden.

Warren Ellis returns with a universe-spanning science fiction tale! The 6-issue miniseries Ocean is a fast-paced science-fiction story with brains, attitude and style.

Beyond the inner planets lie the gaseous giants, Jupiter being the largest of all. Orbiting Jupiter is the moon Europa, a hard orb floating in frigid space. Lying beneath Europa's half-mile-thick mantle of shear ice is an ocean, the only one in the solar system that's not on Earth. And within those cold waters could rest the key to life on Earth -- and quite possibly its extinction!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Kurt Busiek, art by Brent Anderson, Ben Oliver, George Pérez, Carlos Pacheco, Dave Gibbons, Michael Golden, Jason Pearson and various, cover by Alex Ross.

Planning a getaway this holiday season? Searching for a new or exotic locale to take the family? Look no further than Astro City.

Everything you need to know about the city and its many special places and faces is in one handy volume. This cleverly designed guide features all the info you need about Astro City: neighborhood guides, restaurant recommendations, highlights, local interests, ads for local businesses, and even a guide to the who's-who of the hero elite, illustrated by such fan-favorite artists as George Pérez, Carlos Pacheco, Dave Gibbons, Michael Golden, Jason Pearson and more! Plus, a special treat for all potential visitors: an all-new 8-page story illustrated by Brent Anderson and Ben Oliver.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by John Ridley, art and cover by Simon Bisley.

A new era in the WildStorm Universe begins as The Razor's Edge debuts! This new monthly series features story arcs written and illustrated by some of comics' hottest talent, spotlighting WildStorm characters both familiar and new!

Following his comics debut with The Authority: Human on the Inside original hardcover graphic novel, acclaimed novelist and screenwriter John Ridley (Three Kings) teams up with Simon Bisley for a brutal 5-issue story featuring Warblade, from the original incarnation of Jim Lee's W.I.L.D.Cats.

After his bloody showdown with the infamous Sarajevo in Wildcats Vol. 2 #7, Warblade takes a harsh journey of realization that turns deadly, since the former super-hero isn't welcome in a land razed by war and run by organized crime.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

The acclaimed series continues! Greenwich Village, New York City; the hub of the world. Elijah Snow has come here to take a trip through inner universes, looking for the invisible forces that hold us all together, for a way to defeat the three remaining members of the Four.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

Tao and Lynch first crossed paths eight years ago. What happened then that solidified the animosity between these two master manipulators? Find out in this harrowing, edge-of-your-seat tale.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by John Layman, art and cover by Joe Vriens, Sacha Heilig and Roberto Campus.

The thrilling miniseries concludes with the battle to end all battles! What action will Wilykat take against his old friends? And who holds the key to stopping the Thunderguard and its power-mad leader? Could it really be...Snarf to the rescue?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 6.




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

The bizarre time distortions worsen as the mysterious craft nears Terra Obscura. Tom Strange, while preparing to leave Earth, comes into contact with some old allies...and one nasty villain.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Duncan Fegredo, cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

Part 1 of a fantastic 2-part story by two of comics' most exciting creators! Tom Strong's feats of bravery are world-renowned, but what if he weren't the idol of millions? If he didn't ascend to the role of hero, where would he be?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore, art by Arthur Adams, Paul Rivoche, Alan Weiss, Jerry Ordway, Sergio Aragones, Jason Pearson and Jaime Hernandez, cover by Adams.

Alan Moore's hero of Millennium City shines in this hardcover collecting Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #1-6. This volume features Strong in space-faring action, the debut of sexy heroine Jonni Future, and a tale of Young Tom Strong.

176 pages, $24.95, in stores on Oct. 27.

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100 BULLETS #54

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

Wylie Times has Mr. Shepard right where he wants him and isn't about to let him go without a little punishment. But what made Shepard and his deadly apprentice decide to hit Naw'lins in the first place?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Mike Carey, art by Leonardo Manco, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Featuring new ongoing series artist Leonardo Manco! When a trio of thieves makes the mistake of stealing a rare and cursed magical artifact from John Constantine's lock-up, they soon learn the hard way that they've nicked from the wrong bloke.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

What's a peaceful trip to the English countryside among friends? That depends. When the not-so-popular Brewster makes the plans, who knows? An ancient stone circle has gone missing, and something horrible is in store for Tim and his mates.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


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

Part 1 of a new 4-part story, "The Year After." It's a family affair as Snow White goes into labor, and the magical nature of her pregnancy becomes an event that no one expected. The ever-proper Miss White is about to discover that having the Big Bad Wolf's baby is more than she'd ever bargained for...but the proud papa may be in for the biggest surprise of all. Plus, the results of the election for Fabletown's new mayor are in...and the winner may surprise you!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 13.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton and P. Craig Russell, cover by James Jean.

Bill Willingham's runaway hit series Fables continues its success in this fourth trade paperback, collecting issues #19-21 and #23-27 (issue #22 will appear in a future collection) and featuring the rise of a new threat to Fabletown. Also included is the Prestige Format Special Fables: The Last Castle.

When Little Red Riding Hood suddenly walks through the gate between this world and the lost Fable Homelands, she's welcomed as a miraculous survivor by nearly everyone -- everyone except her old nemesis, Bigby Wolf, who smells spying and subversion more than survival. But will he be able to prove his case before disaster strikes? And how will it all affect Prince Charming's upstart campaign to become the new mayor of Fabletown?

240 pages, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Peter Milligan, art by Cliff Chiang, cover by John Watkiss.

Part 2 of the 3-part "The Second Coming." The Church of the Second Coming is more than just a religion, it's a pop culture phenomenon. But what happens when the man Chance is impersonating actually believes he's the new messiah, with the power to heal the sick and raise the dead?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.

Part 2 of the 4-part "The Pass," featuring interlocking cover images. The year is 1998, and the Losers must attack an Afghan warlord's fortress deep in the Khyber Pass. But their mysterious CIA handler Max is keeping the true nature of their mission hidden from them, and a lot more lives are at stake than they know... including their own.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Hans Rodionoff and Keith Giffen, art and cover by Enrique Breccia.

A softcover edition of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel. When young Howard Phillips Lovecraft becomes the reluctant guardian of the Necronomicon, his life veers into strange territory. Lovecraft maintains a tenuous balance between reality and the bizarre nightmares of his "fictional" horror.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


Written by Mike Carey, art by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel, cover by Hempel.

A digest-sized, black-and-white trade paperback reprinting the 4-issue Vertigo miniseries from writer Mike Carey and artists Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel, My Faith in Frankie tells the story of a girl who discovers that having your own personal deity isn't all it's cracked up to be -- particularly when you're trying to get a boyfriend and your god turns out to be jealous.

But as Frankie moves precariously into adulthood and her god Jeriven tries to win her back, sinister forces are at work that could spell disaster far beyond a broken heart, and Frankie and Jeriven will both have to do some fast growing-up if they're going to survive. This collection also features sketchbook material from Liew and preview pages of Jill Thompson's upcoming Vertigo title The Dead Boy Detectives, guest-starring Death and presented in the same black-and-white manga format as Death: At Death's Door.

112 pages, black and white, $6.95.


Written by Mike Carey, art by Marc Hempel, cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

A special issue featuring guest artist Marc Hempel. The growth of a new religion in Hell creates a major crisis for its rulers. If the religion's prophet and teacher can be silenced, perhaps the flames of rebellion can be extinguished. But when the fallen cherub Gaudium shows up, is he on a mission from Lucifer, or up to some secret scheming?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Oct. 20.


Written by Will Pfeifer Art and cover by Richard Corben

Acclaimed artist Richard Corben concludes his 2-part Swamp Thing stint in unforgettable fashion! The safari to bag a Swamp Thing takes a shocking twist when Alec's true enemy reveals himself -- and he's more powerful than even Alec could have imagined. But that conflict pales when a reminder of Swamp Thing's past seeks him out in the bayou.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Matt Wagner, art by John Watkiss and R.G. Taylor, cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning.

Collecting the second and third story arcs (issues #5-12) from writer Matt Wagner's reimagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, this volume finds the Sandman of 1939, Wesley Dodds, and his possible paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont involved in a series of grisly murders in New York's Chinatown -- murders that threaten to reignite the bad old days of the Tong Wars, when blood ran in the streets like water. Following the drama of "The Face," Wesley and Dian are confronted with corruption at the other end of the social scale in "The Brute," as they track down the trail of misery left by a man whose gross sensual appetites for lust and violence are rivaled only by his wealth.

208 pages, $19.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Matt Wagner, art by Guy Davis, cover by Gavin Wilson and Richard Bruning.

A new printing of the handsome trade paperback at a special low price! This collection reprints Sandman Mystery Theater #1-4, written by Matt Wagner with art by Guy Davis.

112 pages, $9.95, in stores on Oct. 6.


Written by Jonathan Vankin, art by Mark Buckingham, cover by Tara McPherson

Special Halloween issue featuring guest art by Mark Buckingham. Decades ago, 10-year-old witch Elsa Grimston learned the meaning of horror on Halloween night, when an evening of fun trick-or-treating went terribly wrong. This Halloween, the terrifying tragedy in Elsa's past catches up to her...

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.

WE3 #2

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Frank Quitely.

Morrison and Quitely continue their unique "Westernized manga." A cyborg dog, cat and rabbit tear through everything the military turns against them, only to come face-to-face with a teeming wave of frenzied, cyber-enhanced rats. And in a bloody battle already filled with considerable cost, the three will make an unforgivable mistake of fatal consequence...

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 27.


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

Part 1 of the 5-part "Ring of Truth." At long last, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann make their way to San Francisco to find out what caused the plague. But Yorick's unbalanced sister Hero and the mysterious Setauket Ring have also made their way west -- and they all have their sights set on the last man on earth!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Oct. 6.

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