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Monday, August 16, 2004


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



Written by Andersen Gabrych and David Lapham, art by Pete Woods, Cam Smith and Lapham, cover by Jock.

A landmark, extra-sized issue. Following the shocking events of "War Games," Batman faces an entirely different -- and dangerous -- Gotham City. And with Killer Croc and the Mad Hatter on the loose, does the Dark Knight even stand a chance?

Plus, a backup story written and illustrated by David Lapham serves as a prelude to the next epic Detective Comics storyline, Lapham's "City of Crime!"

48 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Paul Lee and Brian Horton, cover by Matt Wagner.

In this "War Games" epilogue, several secrets are revealed about crucial moments of the monumental event. The gang war that swept through Gotham changed the landscape of the Dark Knight's world. Now Batman and Nightwing must pick up the pieces of this shattered city.

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


Written by Shane McCarthy, art by Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Sean Phillips.

Part 1 of the 5-part "Riddle Me That" -- the ultimate Riddler story! Someone is using riddles in the kidnapping of an influential Gotham City doctor. But the crime is more brutal than anything the Dark Knight has experienced with Edward Nigma. Who's the madman behind it all?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Charlie Adlard, cover by Jae Lee.

Fresh off his bone-cracking appearance in "War Games," Mr. Freeze returns looking to ice Gotham City once and for all! But when he and Batman end up facing death together, can they set aside their differences long enough to live?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

As the Birds rise from the rubble of "War Games" and take flight, the new story arc "Hero Hunters" begins with a bang. And wait 'til you meet their co-pilot.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

Coming off the events of "War Games," Catwoman faces new dangers within her territory, both from the police and the citizens she's sworn to protect. Now, she must decide whether to carry on the fight or abandon the East End!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

Fresh off the events of "War Games," Batman has much to answer for as far as the GCPD is concerned! Akins is furious with the masked vigilante, and he's drawing a line that will change the relationship between Batman and the police forever.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Devin Grayson, art by Zach Howard and Andy Owens, cover by Scott McDaniel and Owens.

Nightwing launches in a bold new direction! In this issue, Batman confronts Nightwing about Blockbuster¹s death ... and Dick Grayson¹s role in the death of Blüdhaven¹s biggest baddie. And where does this leave the sultry-yet-venomous Tarantula?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

The award-winning team of Loeb & Sale send Catwoman through Italy in this noir thriller. She's a long way from home, so the Roman crime bosses decide it's time to bring a little Gotham City to her ... by hiring an unexpected super-villainess to take her out.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 24.

ROBIN #132

Written by Bill Willingham, art and cover by Damion Scott.

Part 1 of the 4-part Robin/Batgirl crossover "Fresh Blood," featuring the return of artist Damion Scott! Robin is coping with crippling personal losses, and how he deals with these heartaches will send him in an unexpected direction ... and into the path of the stone-fisted Batgirl.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Andersen Gabrych, art and cover by Alé Garza and Jesse Delperdang.

A new creative team debuts in Part 2 of the 4-part Robin/Batgirl crossover "Fresh Blood." In the aftermath of "War Games," Cassandra teams up with Robin to pick up the pieces. Following the events of Robin #132, can these crimefighting teens stop the lethal blades of Nightwing's archnemesis, Shrike?

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

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

The return of Preus, the villain from the hit storyline "Godfall." The rogue Kandorian cop is assembling followers on Earth to declare a holy war on the Man of Steel.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

Superman confronts the new Parasites, twins of evil with more devastating powers than the original power-sapping villain! And you won¹t believe who comes to Superman's aid.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

"For Tomorrow," Part 8 of 12 -- the epic Azzarello, Lee and Williams run continues. Still reeling from his brutal encounter with Wonder Woman, Superman realizes that the deadly assassin Mr. Orr has been using the Man of Steel's clouded judgment all along. Will Superman be able to counter Orr's evil deeds? And what does a wicked new villainess have in store for Big Blue?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

Part 1 of the 5-part "Absolute Power." In the aftermath of last issue¹s 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!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by Stuart Immonen.

What's in a name? Everything, if you share it with the Man of Steel. Superman: Secret Identity is a 208-page trade paperback collecting the critically lauded 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries. Set in the real world, Secret Identity examines the life of a young Kansas man with the unfortunate name of Clark Kent.

All Clark wants is to be a writer, but his daily life is filled with the taunts and jibes of his peers, comparing him to that other Clark Kent -- the one with super-powers. Until one day when Clark awakens to discover that he can fly...that he does in fact have super-strength. But where did these powers come from? And what's he going to do about it?

208 pages, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


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

The first five issues of this landmark collaboration are collected in a handsome hardcover volume.

A cataclysmic event struck the Earth one year ago, leaving millions of people gone without a trace. No one is left unaffected -- not even Superman, who's left with many questions and very few answers. For a hero who tries to have all the answers, it's torture. And just as the action heats up and the stakes are raised, one huge question emerges: Just how far is Superman willing to go "For Tomorrow"?

This dust-jacketed volume, collecting Superman #204-208, also features sketchbook material and a new cover by Lee and an introduction by T'K.

128 pages, $19.95, in stores on Dec. 8.


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

Clark burns off steam by superspeeding across the continent, and arrives in a village in the Amazon where legend says a strange visitor will save them from a creature of pure evil. Will Clark's powers be enough to save the tribespeople and get himself home safely?

48 pages, $3.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

The shocking finale features the climactic battle: Majestic versus the Eradicator. Majestic just wants to get home, but the Eradicator stands in his way. And what of the Daemonite probe that followed Majestic to the DCU?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.

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Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

Grant Morrison, the groundbreaking writer who helped relaunch the JLA nearly a decade ago, returns to the World¹s Greatest Heroes for the first story arc of JLA: Classified. This new series tells extraordinary tales featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and favorite super-heroes written and illustrated by rotating teams of comics' top talent.

In the first part of a 3-part story that launches this landmark series, featuring art by the Superman/Batman team of Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines, the Ultra-Marines take the brunt of an assault by Gorilla Grodd's guerrilla-militia. But where's the JLA? Only Batman remains to sort out this mystery.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


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

The thrilling adventures of DC's science-fiction hero heat up. Drifting helplessly in the radioactive void that once was Rann's star system, Strange is as good as dead, until he's waylaid by a Thanagarian battle cruiser. But his struggle for survival is just beginning, as he¹s blamed for an act of stellar genocide.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by John Ostrander, art by Chris Batista and Dave Meikis, cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy.

There's blood in the water and sharks are coming -- literally! The Marauder is after secret weapons in the sunken naval bases at San Diego. Even with the aid of the Sea Devils, Aquaman will be in no shape to fend him off after an epic clash in the ocean depths.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

The electrifying miniseries ends with a bang as the surviving Challengers fight to save the world and regain their humanity. Master storyteller Howard Chaykin concludes his epic reconstruction of the Challengers of the Unknown in a big way.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

The explosive conclusion of the 2-part "Robot Wars." Robotman's having a rough time surviving in the ultimate arena for malevolent machinery. Luckily he's not in it alone, as Rita, Nudge and Grunt offer assistance of a biocentric nature.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores n Nov. 24.


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

In the aftermath of a vicious attack on the Fallen Angel, the people who control the shadows in Bete Noire must choose sides. The choice of who lives and who dies lies solely in the hands of the Angel, and her decisions will bring ramifications she could never imagine.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Dan Jolley, art and cover by Liam Sharp and Andy Lanning.

Part 1 of a 2-part crossover with Bloodhound featuring guest art by Liam Sharp and Andy Lanning. Jason's past returns to haunt him when Stevie Golek's boss comes looking for answers. How will Jason¹s life be affected by this -- and the vicious Travis Clevenger?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

Continuing the crossover with Firestorm #7. Will the new Firestorm learn the wrong kind of lesson from Clevenger? And what will be the shocking result when Firestorm decides their only chance for survival depends on merging with Bloodhound?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

The mini-series continues as the JLA guest-stars. Hal Jordan searches for his next role as he pays a visit to his old airfield. But what's happening to Guy Gardner, Coast City and Kilowog? The JLA wants answers -- now.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

The conclusion of the 3-part "Sins of the Father," tying in to Identiy Crisis. The Flash is forced to make one of the toughest choices of his life, as he comes face-to-face with Barry Allen's biggest regret. Plus, witness the fate of Linda Park. And how can Wally stop the Top?

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


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

In Part 5 of the 6-part "New Blood," Green Arrow's battle with the cruel and criminal Brick takes a terrible turn when a shocking revelation hits the household of Oliver Queen. In this stunning issue, all must come together to face an uncertain future.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray.

Something wicked is brewing at Belle Reve Prison, as forgotten foes begin arriving in St. Roch for unknown reasons! A mysterious statue from India arrives for Hawkman, bringing with it the murderous Manticore. Can Carter and Kendra stop the creature without the aid of their costumes and wings?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Gardner Fox, art and cover by Murphy Anderson.

A stunning new Archive Edition collecting Silver Age Hawkman #1-8 (1964-1965). This volume, which opens with Hawkman's first appearance in his own title, pits the Winged Warrior against foes old and new. Plus, an intro by cartoonist and comics historian R.C. Harvey.

216 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

The thrill-packed 7-issue mini-series builds to December's unbelievable finale. From the very start, he's been on the case and sifting through clues. No one knows better what it¹s like to lose someone you love. He's the World's Greatest Detective. Now it's time for Batman to prove it.

40 pages, $3.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Joe Kelly, art and cover by Brent Anderson and Bill Sienkiewicz

The touching original hardcover graphic novel reflecting on the life and legacy of Earth's greatest Green Lantern is now available in a handsome softcover edition.

112 pages, $17.95, in storees on Nov. 10.


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

DC Focus. High family drama lands on Ethan Harrow's bunk as his cellmate's long-lost granddaughter hits State like a whirlwind. Now Ethan¹s really got nowhere to run from the cellblock lunatic who can see inside his head.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 3.

H-E-R-O #22

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

The final battle over the H-E-R-O device. Robby Reed, failed metahuman Matt Allen and schoolgirl Andrea Allen face off against the deadly maniac who possessed the H-device. Who'll switch sides? Who'll die trying? And what's the final fate of the H-device? Final issue.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.

JLA #108

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

Part 2 of the 8-part "Crime Syndicate of Amerika!" The Crime Syndicate comes to our Earth to make sure the JLA's enemies never get the chance to wipe out their world ever again.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

Lord Dynamo unleashes the awesome power of his gigantic zeppelin and an army of cyborg zombies. It's a battle of lightning blasts and powers that could level New York City. And a JSA member will not only lose his claim to power, but also his closest friend.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

Introducing a new team of terrorists: Aftermath! It's up to the Elite to infiltrate its ranks, which should be easy enough since Coldcast's brother is a member. And is that really Manchester Black, back from the dead?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.

JSA #67

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Dave Gibbons and James Hodgkins, cover by J.H. Williams III.

An Identity Crisis tie-in featuring guest artist Dave Gibbons and guest-starring Superman. Doctor Mid-Nite and Mr. Terrific examine Sue Dibny's corpse in search of clues to the killer's identity, and they'll be shocked at what they find.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by John Byrne and Chris Claremont, art by Byrne and Jerry Ordway, cover by Byrne.

The legendary creative team of John Byrne and Chris Claremont reunited. This trade paperback collects the storyline from JLA #94-99, in which the JLA investigates a rash of child disappearances -- but soon begin to disappear themselves.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Dennis O¹Neil, art by Dick Dillin, Sid Greene and Joe Giella, cover by Murphy Anderson.

This Archive Edition collects Justice League of America #71-80 (1969-1970). In these issues, the Black Canary joined, the new satellite headquarters was born, and more. Plus, an intro by pop culture historian William Schelly.

228 pages, $49.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

DC Focus. In an effort to test the limits of his abilities, Tom decides to go to the extreme and ends up shooting himself in the foot -- literally. Finally, his powers are defined! Mutant healing factor? Imperviousness to bullets? Nah! All the power, but not a clue how to use it.

32 pages, $2.50, in storese on Nov. 24.


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

DC Focus. Tom Morell's story unfolds in this collection featuring the first six issues of the daring and provocative title. One fateful day a power that lay dormant within Tom for years is finally unleashed -- but his life isn't getting any easier.

144 pages, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

Sometimes tech-wizard-turned-federal-informant Dylan Battles just wishes he could have his old life back. Well, be careful what you wish for, big guy -- Manhunter's on your doorstep, and she needs someone who¹s a whiz at weapons repair.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

The Monolith's greatest foe returns in the dramatic conclusion of this thrilling 2-part story. The streets of modern Manhattan will witness an epic battle 60 years in the making, pitting monster against monster with Alice and Tilt caught in the middle.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Tom Raney and Scott Hanna, Tom Derenick and Kevin Conrad, Will Conrad and Sean Parsons, cover by Raney.

The second collection of Outsiders features more adventures from the unique team of super-heroes that handles threats before they become a global problem!

Sum of All Evil collects Outsiders #8-15, in which the Outsiders face a literal demon from Hell. Can even the extra help from Huntress, Captain Marvel Junior and Black Lightning be enough to stop this evil threat?

And if that isn't enough, the return of the Fearsome Five wreaks havoc for the team.

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


Written by Judd Winick, art by Carlos D'Anda, cover by Doug Mahnke,

Part 2 of the 3-part ³Most Wanted!² Aided by America¹s Most Wanted host John Walsh, the Outsiders confront a child slavery ring, while Grace is forced to face pieces of her troubled past.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker

Plastic Man is undone by the strangest of foes! Enjoy the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning "Best New Series!"

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

Part 2 of the 3-part "Titans Tomorrow!" Face to face with themselves 10 years from now, the Teen Titans make a pact that doesn't bode well for the future. Now they must find a way home, before the Titans of Tomorrow catch up with them! Plus, discover the Flash¹s shocking secret.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Rick Veitch, art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards.

Vic Sage -- a.k.a. The Question -- battles back in a mind-bending 6-issue mini-series. Vic Sage is a TV journalist with an uncanny ability to break difficult stories, thanks in large part to his relentless crime-fighting campaign as the Question! But has the faceless vigilante's particular brand of harsh justice finally sent him off the deep end?

Prowling the meanest streets of his native Chicago, the trench-coated Question thinks he also walks in another world -- a strange shamanic space full of shadowy dangers. When Sage hears the voice of Superman's home city of Metropolis, he answers the call. Is he crazy? That's the question.

32 pages, $2.95, in store on Nov. 3.


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

A great jumping-on point for new readers as a new story arc begins with a cameo appearance by Batman! As the Bronze Tiger clings to life in a Detroit hospital, Richard Dragon is confronted by a dangerous face from his past -- a past that includes training the Dark Knight himself.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

It's the action-packed conclusion of "Stoned," as the Amazing Amazon faces Medousa with the whole world watching. As her deadliest foe threatens to petrify millions with a single glance, WW adopts a unique strategy -- one with serious repercussions.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 17.

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

The thrilling series reflecting the great new animated show continues with the debut of The Joker! Criminals are getting caught, then disappearing -- but where? When the Joker plays policeman, it¹s "Out-law and Dis-order" for Gotham and The Batman.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

The Atom learns of an alien invasion whose entrance to our dimension is in the League's Watchtower! Can the mighty mite get a "little" help from his super friends Wonder Woman, Ice and Firestorm?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 3.


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

Where wolf? There wolf! A man stricken with werewolfism enlists the aid of the Titans to watch him and make sure he doesn¹t trash the city. Everyone else is busy, so it looks like Beast Boy has to take care of this horror show!

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


Written by Sholly Fisch, art and cover by David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.

How many laughs can we pack into one issue? Raising big bucks to benefit People With No Sense of Humor, Bugs and Daffy are competing to get a million of 'em.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Robbie Busch, Frank Strom & William Messner-Loebs Art by Christopher Cook & Mike DeCarlo Cover by Phil Moy

Girls will be girls and powers will be powers in this trio of Powerpuff tales about bike racing, getting to school on time and... cooking with Mojo Jojo?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by John Rozum, Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch, art by Robert Pope, Dave Hunt and John McCrea, cover by Joe Staton.

Fred becomes a soap opera star and Scooby goes scuba. Plus, short solve-it-yourself mysteries.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Nov. 10.


Written by Ivan Velez, Sholly Fisch and Jono Howard, art by Howard, Velez, Fisch, Scott Underwood and Angus Bungay, cover by Underwood abd Bungay

Dexter sends a spaceship after his missing sock, and the Eds dream of being super-heroes! Plus, solve-it-yourself puzzle adventures featuring the twisted teams of Baboon & Weasel and Billy & Mandy.

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

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Written by Joe Kelly, art by Ariel Olivetti and cover by Alex Ross.

It's the real Space Ghost in a way that's never been seen before anywhere -- in all-out super-hero action!.The cartoon hero is the star of the 6-issue mini-series that sheds light on this mysterious figure's shadowy past.

A young policeman joins an elite space force that turns out to be horribly corrupt. When his moral standards don't permit him to live a lie, our hero attempts to stop them...at the cost of his own family -- and his soul. Witness the origin of one of the most beloved super-heroes ever.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

The mini-series continues. In this third action-packed installment, Elric embarks on another dreamquest. This time, he must complete a trial to test his worthiness for the throne of Melniboné. But once Elric has proven himself, can he wrest control from the clutches of his rival: his scheming cousin Yyrkoon?

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Nov. 24.

MAD #448

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

It's a time for giving thanks...so let's all be thankful for another hilarious, joke-packed issue of MAD, sure to make you laugh so hard you¹ll spew pumpkin pie.

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Nov. 3.


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

Cult classic movie writer/director George Romero continues an all-new zombie/political satire set in the zombie world in Part 2 of the 6-part "The Death of Death."

Professor Hoffman is kidnapped by the U.S. army and mortally wounded. Rather than saving himself, he strives to keep his undead assistant Damien "alive" in order to figure out how to save all mankind, as the power elite scheme to maintain a stranglehold on the world's riches via an army led by a zombie general named Attila.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Takahashi Miyuki, art and cover by Takahashi.

CMX. Musashi Number Nine chronicles the fast-paced adventures of a 16-year-old super-agent who takes on assassins, terrorists and counter agents! Written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Takahashi Miyuki, Musashi Number Nine is an action series famous in Japan for a hero who is the ultimate in cool, featuring crisp, stylishly rendered artwork and engaging storytelling.

Exotic, smart and lethal, Number Nine is a field operative for an organization committed to fighting injustice. Little is known about "Universal Blue" except that they're the last line of defense against battalions of terrorists and criminals. Even less is known about its field operatives -- though it¹s whispered that they possess the ability to change the course of world history. And Number Nine is one of them.

In this volume, a teenaged girl is marked for death for reasons beyond her control, and Universal Blue decides to take care of her. But Number Nine runs into trouble with this headstrong client. After all, who would accept a stranger's help with the unraveling chaos of her life? The teenaged girl has a special gift -- one that will save the life of an important person. But will she live long enough to deliver that gift in time?

208 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 18.


Written by Ariyoshi Kyoko, art and cover by Ariyoshi

CMX. One of the most famous and lauded shojo manga ever published, SWAN is Ariyoshi Kyoko's best-selling classic about a girl who strives to become a great ballerina.

Meet Hijiri Masumi, a 16-year-old about to enter her first ballet contest. The competition is fierce, and there¹s no telling whether she'll win, or how far her training can take her. But the great director Alexej Sergeiev invites her to join his company, and she launches her career -- spending years dancing in the shadow of prima ballerina Kyogoku Sayoko. Masumi's journey takes her on a tour of the great ballet companies of Europe and America through triumph and despair as she struggles toward her goal of becoming the greatest dancer of her generation.

200 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Garth Ennis, art by Peter Doherty, Dean Ormston, Carlos Ezquerra, Chris Halls and Anthony Williams, cover by Greg Staples.

2000 A.D.He is a nightmare that the Psi-Judges didn't predict, and that even Judge Dredd cannot prevent. If his vile plan succeeds, the world will never be the same again. His name is Sabbat, he has the power to raise the dead...and he's already here.

While Mega-City One fights for survival, Dredd must find and terminate Sabbat. But help is coming from an unexpected source -- the future mutant bounty hunter and "Strontium Dog" Johnny Alpha, hot on the necromancer's trail.

160 pages, black and white, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Simon Fraser, Chris Weston, Charlie Adlard and Henry Flint, cover by Fraser.

2000 A.D. Russia, 2666 A.D.: Where a man can become a legend if he's fool enough to stake his life on it. That man is Nikolai Dante -- lover, rogue and thief, son of a pirate-queen and altogether too cool to kill.

When chance leaves him working with the Tsar's beautiful daughter Jena, Dante discovers his heritage -- bio-bonding with the alien Weapons Crest, which grants him astonishing abilities. But with the new enemies he's making -- much less the family he never knew about -- can Dante keep his head?

192 pages, black and white, $19.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Laurent Rullier, art and cover by Stanislas.

Humanoids. The year is 1948 and Victor Levallois is entrusted with an unusual errand: deliver a suitcase full of U.S. currency to the port of Marseilles. The suitcase is stolen and Victor finds himself bound for Saigon and the decadence, intrigue and adventure of a colonial war.

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


Written by Jim Alexander, Adrian A. Cruz, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Jerry Frissen, Stéphane Levallois, Jim Macdonald, Stefano Raffaele, art by Guy Davis, D-¼, Levallois, Gerald Parel, Raffaele, Marc Riou, cover by Raffaele.

Humaonids. Album cover/website artist D-¼ (Ludacris/Def Jam Records) brings his unique style to Metal Hurlant. And more great stories.

64 pages, $3.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Enki Bilal, art and cover by Bilal.

Humanoids. The inspiration for creator Enki Bilal's latest film, Immortal. Alcide Nikopol is awakened in 2023 after 30 years in suspended animation, but his body is possessed by the Egyptian god Horus, on the run from his fellow gods.

176 pages, $17.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

Humanoids. In a galaxy ruled by the TechnoGuild, a boy struggles to destroy the Guild from within. The boy called Albino has only one goal: to become a member of the Technoguild and free the minds of every citizen in the galaxy or die trying -- and he just might.

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Max Allan Collins, art by José Luis García-López, Steve Lieber and Josef Rubinstein, cover by Lieber.

A collection of three stories by Max Allan Collins set between the pages of the original Road to Perdition. Th3 compact trade paperback collects the three one-shots On The Road to Perdition: Oasis, On the Road to Perdition: Sanctuary an On the Road to Perdition: Detour into one hefty, hard-boiled package.

These thrilling tales are set during the 6-month period in which Michael O¹Sullivan and his son were on the run. In Oasis, Michael Jr. contracts a life-threatening illness, forcing him to hide out in an oasis of tranquility. The story continues in Sanctuary, as the O'Sullivans seek a hiding place from the vicious bounty hunters on their trail. And in Detrout, Michael O'Sullivan is headed for a showdown with the murderous kingpin's heir whose history -- and destiny -- is completely entangled with his own.

296 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 3.



Written by Joe Casey, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Sandra Hope and Jim Lee, cover by Lee and Hope.

The Intimates follows the misadventures of Punchy, Destra, the Duke, Empty Vee and Sykes as they cope with a curriculum that includes Secret Identity 101, NuPhysics and even Morality Class -- everything they¹ll need to one day become great super-heroes. But things aren't what they seem at the Seminary, which contains a dark secret even the retired super-hero faculty may be unaware of! These kids are the future of the WildStorm Universe -- but right now they're late for gym class.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


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

The red-hot new series continues. Reeling from their clash with a new super-team in Philadelphia, the Authority puts the pieces together -- and comes up with more questions than answers. Plus, the Midnighter is paid a visit that could change the dynamic of the team.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

ABC. The fifth volume of Astro City collects Astro City Vol. 2 #21-22, Astro City: Local Heroes #1-5 and the Astro City Special, plus the short story from DC's 9-11 Special and the promotional story done to announce the Local Heroes mini-series.

224 pages, $24.95, in stores on Dec. 1.


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

The thrilling mini-series by Warren Ellis continues. U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane investigates the situation at a research satellite orbiting the Jovian moon of Europa. What can be done about the mysterious discovery within the moon¹s ancient, hidden ocean?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

It's a major turning point for Holden Carver in an issue filled with double-crosses. Can Holden trust Miss Misery enough to bring her in on his own secret agenda -- the one he's kept hidden from Tao and Lynch?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

The saga of Warblade continues in this cutting-edge new series. Reno Bryce, a.k.a. Warblade, must come to terms with the horrific ending to issue #1. How can he carry on a "normal" life in light of these new circumstances? Can he ever be a hero again?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


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

Part 1 of the 5-part "Tag," a perfect jumping-on point. As flashbacks reveal the role the National Security Agency played in the career of the super-heroic Great Machine, Mayor Mitchell Hundred makes what might be the most controversial decision in the history of New York City politics.

Plus, what's lurking in the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan, and how is it connected to Mayor Hundred?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Bruce Jones, Will Pfeifer, Tom Peyer and Alan Warner, art by Carlos D'Anda, Josh Middleton and Cary Nord, cover by Michael Turner.

A quartet of action-packed stories -- starring WildStorm-s favorite characters written and illustrated by some of the hottest creators in comics -- come together in the this special.

Tom Peyer and Cary Nord (team up for an Apollo and Midnighter short; Will Pfeifer delivers a Hawksmoor adventure; a tale of Zealot by Bruce Jones and Josh Middleton; and a story featuring one of WildStorm's most popular characters -- Deathblow -- by Alan Warner and Carlos D'Anda.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

ABC. Shocking betrayals are revealed as the gripping miniseries continues. Tom Strange finds his plans of reaching the mysterious craft thwarted by a most unexpected source just as the time distortions turn deadly. Pearl Harbor gets attacked again -- with no warships present and civilians as the target.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Alan Moore, Peter Hogan and Geoff Johns, art by Jerry Ordway, Chris Sprouse, John Paul Leon and Karl Story, cover by Sprouse and Jose Villarrubia.

ABC. The fourth amazing collection of Tom Strong adventures is here, collecting issues #20-25.This volume begins with the 3-part story "Meet Tom Stone" by Alan Moore and Jerry Ordway that takes us on a parallel journey through time. Plus, revelations about Tom's past, including the introduction of a newly discovered Strong family member, Tom Strong's best pal, and the final fate of Tom's girlfriend Greta.

176 pages, $24.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore, art by Peter Bagge, Arthur Adams, Alan Weiss and Chris Weston, cover by Adams

ABC. This final issue is an absolute classic. Alan Moore and Peter Bagge collaborate on "The Strongs;" Jonni Future goes through the looking glass; and Young Tom Strong finally reaches the border of adulthood. Final issue.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art and cover by Shawn McManus and J.H. Williams III.

Enter the world of Rosa Torez, a 13-year-old girl whose normal life with her mom and baby brother is shattered when an alarming incident forces her to make a life-changing decision. When Rosa discovers that she can communicate with animals, her world is turned upside down. Now she must figure out whom she can really trust, as animals and humans try to dictate what her role in this newfound life should be -- because a wrong decision could destroy her family.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 10.

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Written by Gary Phillips, art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough

A gritty 5-issue mystery set in the sun-drenched mean streets and shadowed suites of Los Angeles. Angeltown #1 is a special 40-page issue at no extra cost.

Meet Nate Hollis -- a Los Angeles-based private eye who¹s cool as a frozen cucumber and tougher than a box of nails. He's just landed the biggest -- and possibly the last -- case of his career.

When a pro basketball star -- L.A.'s #1 baller -- mysteriously disappears after his wife is found brutally murdered, it's up to Hollis to find him and either bring him to justice or prove his innocence. However, the smooth-talking P.I. soon learns he's not the only one looking for the infamous hoopster, and must navigate between a crooked District Attorney, a ruthless and resourceful gangster, and a deadly-but-beautiful bounty hunter.

In between dishing out beat-downs and juggling two amorous career women, the ghosts of Hollis¹s past begin to surface. Will Hollis find the missing baller before his deadly competitors do? And will clues from this case reveal leads to his lifelong mission ‹ to find his father's murderer?

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 10.

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

Part 4 of "Wylie Runs the Voodoo Down." After a chance encounter with a rather unassuming character, Wylie¹s eyes are wide-open, his mind is clear, and his sights are set on the man who did him wrong. Now he'll have to get through a certain ex-gang-banger to get to him, and she's not about to go out like a chump.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

It's a battle on the beach as Cat's life hangs in the balance -- and it all hinges on a magical underwater kiss from Tim. But if it works, will she survive Molly's jealous rage? And armed with the final key, will Zatanna be able to steal the Books of Magick in time to turn the tides of war?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

During the long, chilly fall, Snow White's motherhood begins in earnest and her relationship with Bigby comes to a crossroads in a way that alters many lives. New jobs and apartments are handed off in Fabletown as Boy Blue makes a fateful decision. And a severed head spills its guts once more.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 10.


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

³Reasons to be Cheerful,² Part 1 of 4. John Constantine¹s three illegitimate children are back ‹ only this time, they¹re going after John¹s few remaining friends and loved ones. Can an aged and exhausted Constantine match three beings born with all of the Hellblazer¹s magical talents but with the hearts of demons?

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Cliff Chiang.

The second collection of Vertigo's gripping, Harvey-nominated series (reprinting #6-10) follows Christoper Chance across America.

From the wages of sin and redemption in Boston; to the remnants of Œ60s radicalism in the mid-West; to a favor to a friend in Los Angeles, Chance comes face-to-shifting-face with the religion, politics, and anything-but-casual sex.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


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

The conclusion of "The Second Coming." Slipping dangerously deeper into the identity of Paul James -- the supposed New Messiah -- Chance promises to raise the dead before a TV audience. But with a vengeful father and church elders scheming in the shadows, will people be witnessing a miracle or a martyrdom?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

Part 1 of a 2-part storyline. While the fates of Lucifer and Elaine hang in the balance, Mazikeen and Lilith enjoy their long-awaited reunion. Lilith reveals where she went after Ibriel's death, and who she met in the void beyond Creation. But she keeps the biggest secrets 'til last -- and her honesty comes with a high price.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Nov. 17.


Written by Andy Diggle, art by Jock and Shawn Martinbrough, cover by Jock

Collecting issues #7-12 of the groundbreaking, Eisner-nominated Vertigo series, The Losers: Double Down finds the Losers on the trail of the mysterious Max, the phantom CIA agent who's not supposed to exist and yet has tried to kill them all.The trail leads them to the island of Montserrat, and then under the tons of volcanic ash that have blanketed their target villa. But the Losers aren't the only ones digging around -- and they may end up being buried themselves.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Nov. 19.


Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.

Part 3 of the 4-part "The Pass," featuring interlocking cover images. The Losers face the battle of their lives in the mountain fortress of an Afghan warlord. When their CIA handler tries to call the shots, they're tempted to scrap the mission, but that would mean abandoning a group of Afghan children to a fate worse than death. For these five American soldiers, life will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Joshua Dysart, art and cover by Enrique Breccia.

New regular writer Joshua Dysart debuts with "Love in Vain," Part 1 of 4. Swamp Thing's long-forgotten act of kindness toward a young girl unleashes a hellish disaster. When the girl, now grown, performs a clumsy juju ritual to summon her "swamp spirit," she gives Hell's most dangerous soul the escape route to Earth he's been waiting for.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.


Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Joe Kubert.

Brian Azzarello's critically acclaimed project with comics legend Joe Kubert comes to softcover. This World War II tale puts Sgt. Rock in the midst of a murder mystery behind enemy lines. When four German prisoners of the Easy Company are slaughtered, Rock must find the killer and keep his men alive.

144 pages, $17.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Jonathan Vankin, art by Leigh Gallagher and Dan Green, cover by Tara McPherson.

On the run from the law and other weird forces, Elsa takes refuge in a creepy roadside motel that proves anything but a safe haven. Meanwhile, maiden-to-be Sook makes a decision that will affect the rest of her life, and Elsa performs a magical ritual that will point Congressman Fleming's career in a new direction.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 24.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra, Goran Parlov and José Marzán, Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale

The fourth collection of the Vertigo series, Safeword reprints issues #18-23. As the Last Man on Earth and his companions continue to head West, the story takes a detour into the psychological.

In the care of a fellow Culper Ring member, Yorick Brown is forced to confront his tremendous feelings of survivor guilt that lead him to constantly put his life in danger. Once on the road again, the group runs up against a literal roadblock in Arizona, where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government.

144 pages, $12.95, in stores on Nov. 17.


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

"Ring of Truth," Part 2 of 5. As Yorick fights for his life, Dr. Mann and Agent 355 attempt to figure out why he survived the plague and whether the mystical Amulet of Helene played any role. This issue features an 8-page preview for the new monthly series Trigger.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Nov. 3.

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