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Wednesday, September 22, 2004


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



Written by Judd Winick, art by Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen, cover by Matt Wagner.

Part 2 of the 4-part "Under the Hood," featuring the new Batman team of writer Judd Winick, artists Doug Mahnke and Tom Nguyen and cover artist Matt Wagner. The Black Mask and the new Red Hood carve up the Gotham underworld -- and Batman continues to reel from a startling revelation as "Under the Hood" continues! Is Gotham headed toward another Gang War?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey, art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill and John Lucas, cover by Lapham.

Batman and Robin are drawn further into David Lapham's "City of Crime" in Part 2 of this sprawling 12-part saga. Batman's investigation into the murder of a young woman reveals more and more layers of death and corruption. Meanwhile, the Penguin begins to get involved, and makes things all the more explosive. And in the backup, Part 2 of the 4-part story "The Barker" -- written by Mike Carey with art by John Lucas. The plot thickens following a murder at the Big Top.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Al Barrionuevo and Bit, cover by Cliff Chiang.

A new story arc begins. Things are heating up in Gotham in the wake of a startling revelation about Hush, and Ivy's Robinson Park orphans have started turning up dead -- by their own hand. So why does Ivy feel so guilty?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

Part 3 of the 5-part "Riddle Me That!" The transformation of Edward Nigma from second-rate has-been to villainous mastermind is revealed! And all the while, Batman careens from a fiery wreck atop a towering bridge.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Scott Morse, art and cover by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Part 2 of a 3-part story written by Scott Morse and guest-starring Batman and Slam Bradley! The mysterious group known as Three Piece Suit wants a piece of Catwoman...and so does their henchman, The Wooden Nickel.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on on Jan. 19.


Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Cameron Stewart and Javier Pulido, cover by J.G. Jones.

Triumph and tragedy are the name of the game in this 192-page trade paperback reprinting Catwoman #12-19, plus the 6-page Black Mask story from Catwoman Secret Files #1. Catwoman has crossed the Black Mask -- now he's making her pay.

192 pages, $19.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

For the first time ever: Catwoman vs. Wonder Woman's foe, Cheetah. It¹s a cat-fight that only the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale can deliver! The 6-issue mini-series kicks into high gear as Catwoman takes on Rome...and the sexy-but-deadly Cheetah. Claws, blood and hot girls -- when in Rome, do as the Roman crime bosses do!

32 pages, $3.59, in stores on Jan. 26.


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

Writers Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty join forces with artists Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens for the biweekly 6-part story "Nightwing: Year One!" Before Dick Grayson can get on with life, he must look back at his early years, starting with his last caper as Robin.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

"Nightwing Year One" Part 2 of 6, guest-starring Superman. After being fired by Batman, the former Robin seeks direction and understanding under the bright lights of Metropolis. But the Man of Steel may not have time to help Dick after a team of mad bombers threatens to blow Metropolis to smithereens.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Jason Alexander, cover by Michael Lark

Featuring guest artist Jason Alexander. After a robbery gone wrong, Catwoman is the prime suspect in the murder of a televangelist. Josie Mac knows better, but how can she tell her partner the evidence points elsewhere?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

Be here as Batgirl begins to build a new life in Blüdhaven. But with the Penguin looming large in the city once protected by Nightwing, can Batgirl keep the streets safe, or will she face something more sinister and foul than ever before?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 26.

ROBIN #134

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

A new storyline begins as Robin is uprooted to Blüdhaven, where he must operate on his own! With no school and no job, Tim Drake's life has narrowed to a single endeavor: crimefighting. But another mysterious vigilante is active in Blüdhaven, and it's not Batgirl!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 19.

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

The Man of Steel moves closer to solving the mystery that has been plaguing him! After becoming a victim of the Vanishings, Superman now comes face-to-face with the person -- or persons -- responsible for the disappearances of millions of Earth's citizens. Who's powerful enough to pull off this act? Superman's about to find out.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Chuck Austen, art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos, cover by Ian Churchill.

Krypto and Superboy come to the rescue. Superman is being beaten by an unlikely foe. Can Krypto save both Superman and Superboy from a terrible fate?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Rael Lyra and Jay Leisten, cover by J.H. Williams III.

This special issue examines the fallout from the earthshattering Identity Crisis. Superman, shaken by Lois' shooting and the events in Identity Crisis, looks to consult with Batman and Wonder Woman, and neither have the time or interest in helping him. Are the pillars of the DCU starting to crack?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

In Part 4 of the 5-part "Absolute Power," Superman finds himself in a world without a Batman! What happened to Bruce Wayne? And how do Ra's Ah Ghul, Sgt. Rock & Easy Company, and The Haunted Tank all fit into this?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

A new trade paperback collecting the two back-up stories from Adventures of Superman #625-626 plus all of issues #627-632 in addition to Secret Files Profile Pages. The Man of Steel is challenged when a more powerful Replikon arrives for a fight -- the first layer of a complex scheme that may prove Superman's undoing.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Scott McCloud, art by Aluir Amancio and Terry Austin, cover by Alex Ross.

What is the true source of Superman's strength? Find out in this 3-issue Prestige Format mini-series. A young Clark Kent watches in awe as his supernatural abilities steadily grow, and he stands at the brink of a new world of power and possibilities. But for the first time, he finds reason to question the limits that his adopted parents have placed on him. Confronting the consequences of his actions, Superman must forge in steel the moral world-view that proves to be the source of Superman's real strength.

48 pages, $5.95, in stores on Jan. 5.

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

What does the fate of Rann have to do with a prophecy of universal armageddon? In order to uncover the answers, Adam and The Omega Men must confront the ruthless interstellar law enforcement agency L.E.G.I.O.N.!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by John Arcudi, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Christian Alamy.

Introducing the newest member of Aquaman's task force: Aquagirl! Aquaman's new priority is Sub Diego's security as he cracks down on all illegal activity. Some citizens believe he's gone too far. Unfortunately for them, that kind of thinking is a crime!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

A grisly childhood trauma is revealed as Clevenger faces a super-criminal hiding behind prison walls. And when a psychic assault unlocks the Bloodhound's most painful memories, it unleashes something no jail can contain.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

Part 2 of a new 2-part story guest-starring the Martian Manhunter. When J'onn J'onzz responds to a call for help, he goes ape on the Doom Patrol -- literally -- as they frantically continue their fight against the malevolant Devolutionists!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written and illustrated by Tony Millionaire, Danny Hellman, Roger Langridge, Kyle Baker, Evan Dorkin, Hunt Emerson, Farel Dalrymple, Dylan Horrocks, Eddie Campbell, Dave Cooper, Harvey Pekar, Dean Haspiel, James Kochalka, Tom Hart, Leela Corman, Gilbert Hernandez, Peter Bagge, Derek Kirk Kim, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Kurt Wolfgang, Brian Ralph, Scott Morse, Ben Dunn, Andi Watson, Bob Fingerman, Paul Grist, Carol Lay, Craig Thompson, Ivan Brunetti, cover by Jaime Hernandez.

Where else could the world;s greatest alternative cartoonists run rampant through the DC Universe in an all-new anthology of utterly unhinged stories and art? It could only happen in the Bizarro World. This big slab o' comics features work by many of the fantastic creators who worked on the Bizarro Comics book (and made it an award-winner). This time the contibutors weaving strange and wonderful tales about the quirky Bizarro include Tony Millionaire, Kyle Baker, Evan Dorkin, Dylan Horrocks, Harvey Pekar, James Kochalka, Peter Bagge, Scott Morse, Ben Dunn and a host of others, along with some double-secret surprise guests.

200 pages, $29.95, in stores on Feb. 2.


Written by Gail Simone, art by Tom Derenick and Bob Petrecca, cover by Ryan Sook.

Part 3 of the 4-part "Hero Hunters," with action-packed guest art by Tom Derenick and a cover by Ryan Sook. In this issue, the Birds face the terrifying, life-stealing vigilante Harvest, and one member of the team may pay the ultimate price for her past.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Gail Simone, art by Ed Benes, Alex Lei, Michael Golden, Joe Bennett, Cliff Richards and various, cover by Greg Land.

There's trouble brewing for the Birds in this thrilling new trade paperback collecting Birds of Prey #63-68 featuring guest appearances by a host of DCU heroines and villainesses.

168 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Christos N. Gage, art by Steven Cummings and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Mike Zeck and Jerry Ordway.

The thrilling mini-series continues with a guest appearance by Green Arrow. Deadshot fights to make a crime-infested neighborhood safe for his daughter and her mom. But now even the cops want him gone, and have brought in the Emerald Archer to help them!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Bob Harras, art by Marcos Martin and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Martin.

This special extra-sized premiere issue introduces the next great hero of the DCU -- or perhaps its next great threat. At heart Major Tim Porter is just a man torn between conscience and duty. But nothing could have prepared him to lose decades from his life and most of his humanity. Now the man known as Breach has awakened, and the world is definitely not ready for him or the threat he represents!The extra-sized, 40-page issue #1 ships with a price of $2.95; subsequent issues will be 32 pages and $2.50.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Dan Jolley, art and cover by Jamal Igle and Rob Stull, cover by Matt Haley.

One of the original Firestorm's deadliest foes is backŠin a big way! Can Jason and his accidental ally, Lorraine Reilly, survive the vicious onslaught -- or will the villain's newly enhanced powers overwhelm them? Plus, an explosive final page surprise!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

DC Focus. Travelling outside his body, inmate Ethan Harrow saves a life. Trapped inside his body, he's falling in love and about to turn sixteen. And a jailhouse wedding goes horribly wrong!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose, cover by Ryan Sook.

An army of the undead soldiers rampages through the streets of St. Roch, destroying everything and everyone in their path. Hawkman and Hawkgirl join forces with the enigmatic Deadman, who has taken possession of a familar body to combat the zombie menace.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

A Rogue Profile on the reformed villain Mick Rory, a.k.a. Heat Wave! Find out what drove Heat Wave to a life of fire and crime, and what's drawing him back in. James Jesse has a mission for Heat Wave: take down the killer Murmur and prove he still has what it takes to join the FBI. But little does Heat Wave realize, he's about to become a catalyst for what soon will be known as...Rogue War!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Tom Fowler and Rodney Ramos, cover by James Jean.

The debut of new series art team Tom Fowler and Rodney Ramos and cover artist James Jean. Get ready for a Team Green road trip! Ollie and one of his cohorts hit the West Coast to visit the Teen Titans!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

Continuing the startling rebirth of Hal Jordan with an issue guest-starring three of DC¹s most powerful teams: the JLA, JSA and Teen Titans. One of the deadliest villains in the DCU returns: Parallax! Things continue to twist and turn for John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Kilowog as they come face-to-face with their greatest enemy -- the man who destroyed the Green Lanterns. Meanwhile, Green Arrow struggles to find a way to stop Parallax as the JLA, the JSA and the Teen Titans join the fight!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Gardner Fox and John Broome, art and cover by Gil Kane and Sid Greene.

The further adventures of Green Lantern Hal Jordan -- the Silver Age's science fiction-influenced hero! This time, the Emerald Gladiator squares off against foes such as Dr. Light, Hector Hammond, Evil Star and many more! This Archive reprints nine classic tales from Green Lantern #30-38 with an intro by Geoff Johns.

240 pages, $49.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

The earth-shaking conclusion to the 3-part story. This action-packed issue finds the JLA -- and they literally are found! -- just in time to aid the Ultra-Marines in the mother of all battles versus Gorilla Grodd's guerilla warriors.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.

JLA #110

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

Part 4 of the 8-part "Crime Syndicate of Amerika!" The CSA makes its boldest move yet: impersonating the JLA, bringing disgrace to the World's Greatest Heroes. Meanwhile the Qwardian Weaponers come to Earth as well.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

The climactic finale to the 6-issue mini-series, as the golden age JSA heroes take on Lord Dynamo and his hordes of mechanical minions within the concrete canyons of New York!

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 26.

JSA #69

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne, cover by Alex Ross.

Part 2 of the 5-part "JSA/JSA," featuring a painted cover by Alex Ross. It's 1951. Do you know where your heroes are? That's what Michael Holt, Courtney Whitmore, Doctor Pieter Cross, Sand Hawkins and the other new generation of JSAers are wondering. What has become of the heroes of yesterday? And how can their modern-day counterparts convince them to return to a life of crime-fighting?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

The supervillain trial of the year begins! The eyes of the nation are on an L.A. federal courtroom as Kate Spencer not only faces the case of her career as a DA, but also must go on the attack as Manhunter against a cabal of villains out to nail the defendant!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

The maxiseries continues! In the aftermath of its clash with the JSA, a startling secret is revealed about a member of the Elite. Meanwhile, the rest of the team burrows deeper into the inner circle of an alien drug cartel...that is, until their cover is blown.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

A softcover edition of the original graphic novel mixing crimefighting and romance! By day, they're courtroom enemies, but by night, Delaney Pope and Lincoln Reinhardt meet as costumed heroes. Can they find love despite their differences?

96 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and Mick Gray, cover by Kitson.

The new future continues in this series courtesy of Mark Waid and Barry Kitson. As the Legion faces pressure from the newly formed United Planets to "play ball" with the system, the team finds it's not easy to work with the law and fight it at the same time.

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


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

The Monolith and Tilt find Alice and a whole lot more in the climactic series finale. Monolith squares off against an army of dirty cops and attempts to shatter their slave-trade ring. But will the world see the Monolith as a hero or a villain? Final issue.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

See what the critics are raving about in a new tale by acclaimed writer/artist Kyle Baker. This issue: still more plasticky goodness, whipped up for your reading delight.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Karl Kerschl, cover by Doug Mahnke.

The Outsiders roster expands. This issue features a romantic interlude, Outsiders style, as Shift and Indy have a sweet date that ends with some hot action...but not the kind they may have been hoping for! Instead, they find a massive virus has seized the Outsiders HQ's computer systems. And when we say virus, we mean the "crazy-mechanizedkiller- machines-come-to-life" kind of virus/ Plus, secrets are revealed about the team's operations.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Tom Grummett and Nelson, cover by Duncan Rouleau.

Spinning out of the events of Identity Crisis. Recovering from their trip through time, the Teen Titans are asked to track down one loose end from Identity Crisis: the armor of Lex Luthor. But there are others after it too, including Warp and the Electrocutioner. Plus, Robin continues to cope with his personal loss while another Titan heads off in a new and unexpected direction.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

The Question rains terror upon the Subterraneans' criminal operations through Metropolis -- striking those that fall "beneath" the eyes of the Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen get the scoop on Luthor's motivations behind the Science Spire.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

The murderous druglord Soldado was just the tip of the iceberg -- someone much bigger and badder is after Richard Dragon. More specifically, someone is after the soul of Richard Dragon. And that someone is Mr. Underworld Unleashed himself -- Neron.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Mort Weisinger, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel and various, art by Mort Meskin, George Papp, Creig Flessel, Jack Lehti, Hal Sherman and Ed Dobrotka, cover by Meskin.

Collecting Leading Comics #1-4, featuring the adventures of The Seven Soldiers of Victory: The Crimson Avenger, Green Arrow, the Shining Knight The Vigilante, Speedy, Stripesy and the Star-Spangled Kid. In 1941, one year after DC Comics launched the Justice Society of America in All-Star, sister company All-American Comics released LeadingComics #1 featuring its very own super-team; The Seven Soldiers of Victory. Originally produced under the guidance of legendary editor/writer Mort Weisinger, this volume featuring page after page of classic art by Mort Meskin (among others). Add to that an insightful introduction by R.C. Harvey and it all adds up to over 200 pages of some of the best that the Golden Age had to offer -- by writers Bill Finger, Mort Weisinger, Jerry Siegel and others, with art by Meskin, George Papp, Creig Flessel and others.

240 pages, $49.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by James Raiz and Ray Snyder, cover by J.G. Jones.

The JLA guest-stars in an issue featuring pencils by James Raiz. With Wonder Woman transformed by the battle with Medousa, the World's Greatest Super-Heroes worry that she's no longer fit to serve in their company. Will Diana have to defeat her friends to prove herself?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Drew Johnson, Shane Davis, Stephen Sadowski, Ray Snyder and Andrew Currie, cover by J.G. Jones.

Reprinting Wonder Woman #201-205. Wonder Woman needs help solving the murder of Darrel Keyes, and who better to call than Batman? As they inch closer, they find it ties to another murder, but what does it have to do with respected businesswoman Veronica Cale?

128 pages, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 12.

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

Scarface and the Ventriloquist are back! But when they attach a mini-Scarface dummy onto Batman's arm that's primed to set off bombs, can Batman get out of Scarface's trap without destroying Gotham City?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

Blue Beetle is all ready to enjoy a relaxing night of monitor duty at the Watchtower, but when chaos erupts across the globe, he realizes he's the only team member on call. Yikes!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

Introducing Kwiz Kid, who tries to stump Robin with brain teasers and booby-traps to impress his ex-girlfriend, Kitten (who has a crush on the Boy Wonder).

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Frank Strom, Earl Kress and Brian Swenlin, art by Neal Sternecky, Omar Aranda, Scott McRae and Alberto Saichann, cover by David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo.

Sylvester, Tweety, Duck Dodgers...plus all-new tales of everyone's favorite daydreamer, Ralph Phillips!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 5.

MAD #450

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

The side-splitting 450th issue is here, just in time to celebrate the new year! And what better way to ring in 2005 than with an issue of MAD?

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Amy Rogers, Sholly Fisch and Robbie Busch, art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will stop our heroines from battling the storm-slinging Weather Girl.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Tom Warburton, Jim Alexander, Scott Cunningham, Robbie Busch and John Rozum, art by Mike Kazaleh, Matt Jenkins, Dave Simons, Jorge Pacheco and Jeff Albrecht, cover by Robert Pope

Outer-space meatballs, parachuting grannies, and a bumper crop of robotic hands -- this is a job for The Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo, and more of your favorites from Cartoon Network!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan.26.


Written by John Rozum and Sholly Fisch, art by Leo Batic, John McCrea and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Joe Staton

What's worse: the crazy fans at a creepy-movie convention, or the ghost running around it? The gang's about to find out.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Jan. 12.

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

Nothing can prepare you for Zorak! Space Ghost comes face-toface with the adversary who ruined his life and turned him into a "ghost!" He can vanquish his old enemy, but at what cost to his soul?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

Our "undead" hero, Damien Cross struggles for control of what's left of planet Earth! As the army of the resurrected dead swarm the land, there appears to be a rift growing between their Zombie General and his lieutenant, Rasputin!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Peter Milligan, art by Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy, cover by Jock.

2000 A.D. Danny Franks knew signing up for the war against the Krool would be hard, but he had no idea the real horrors would be on his side! Now he's a reluctant member of Bad Company, an elite force of vicious killers blazing a trail of carnage wherever they go!

256 pages, black and white, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Dan Abnett, art by Simon Davis, Paul Johnson, Julian Gibson, Robert McCallum, Andrew Currie, Siku, Alex Ronals and Steve Yeowell, cover by Davis.

2000 A.D. Finnigan Sinister and Ramone Dexter are gunsharks -- hired killers with chalk outlines round their souls. Now, their new boss gives them a surprising first job: teaching her younger sister to be a gunshark!

160 pages, $19.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Pat Mills, art by Kevin O'Neill, Brendan McCarthy, Mike McMahon, Brett Ewins, Dave Gibbons and Carlos Ezquerra, cover by Kev Walker.

2000 A.D. Get ready for a science-fiction tale of advanced robots and interplanetary war. The Volgan war has raged for years, spreading off Earth and on to Mars. Now an Earth general has assembled a team of advanced robots -- capable of withstanding atomic, bacterial or chemical attack -- to finally conquer the "devil planet!" They are Hammerstein, a war-droid whose chest "puffs" with pride when he hears the national anthem; Joe Pineapples, a secretive, ice-cool sniper; Blackblood, so evil he drinks the oil of fallen robots; Mongrol, a mindless killing machine; Happy Shrapnel, a sharpshooting old-timer; Steelhorn, the self-styled "greatest robot ever created"; and Deadlock, the mysterious Khaos-worshipper and wielder of the mystical Ace of Swords. They are the A.B.C. Warriors, and they've come to tame a planet.

136 pages, black and white, $12.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky, art and cover by Moebius.

HUMANOIDS. Moebius, the internationally acclaimed illustrator of countless graphic novels and film designer for Alien, Blade Runner and The Fifth Element influenced a generation when he joined forces with writer Alexandro Jodorowsky for The Incal.

This new volume, a perfect jumping on point, presents the first part of the classic adventure of science-fiction detective John Difool, illustrated by Moebius and written by Jodorowsky and updated with new colors by Beltran.

John Difool, a low class detective in a degenerate world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient artifact called "The Incal." Difool's adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy's greatest warrior, The Metabaron, and will pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a tale of comical and cosmic proportions that has Difool fighting for not only his very survival, but also the survival of the entire universe.

160 pages, $19.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Pierre Christin, art and cover by Enki Bilal.

HUMANOIDS. A collection consisting of The Black Order Brigade and The Hunting Party, shedding light on the bloody side of politics and regime change. These two stories explore a world of political intrigue, terrorism and assassination! In The Black Order Brigade, an old terrorist group resurfaces with a series of bombings. It's up to the spies who thought they had destroyed the organization to come out of retirement and put a stop to the terrorists' bloody agenda once and for all. In The Hunting Party, a hunting accident among a gathering of Russia's key political figures leads to political turmoil, but is it really an accident or is it murder?

168 pages, $19.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Yves Chaland, art and cover by Chaland.

HUMANOIDS. Freddy Lombard and friends go on adventures spanning from war-torn Budapest to an atomic airplane. These classic stories exhibit the elegant design and expressive line that made Chaland a legend among cartoonists and animators worldwide.

128 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Jean-Luc Cornette, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Jerry Frissen, Stuart Moore and Stefano Raffaele, art by Bill, Guy Davis, Cully Hamner, Stéphane Oiry and Raffaele, cover by Oiry.

HUMANOIDS. Stuart Moore and Cully Hamner deliver a timely story dealing with the conflict in the Middle East, Frissen & Bill return with more wild wrestling action in "Lucha Libre," and more.

64 pages, $3.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Tsukuba Sakura, art by Tsukuba Sakura.

CMX. Most people live life "blindfolded," unable to see the past or future. But when high-school student Outsuka Kanade touches people, sometimes her blindfold slips, and she has visions of their future. Should she act to change their fate? This compelling tale follows Kanade as she explores her gift and the difficult choices it brings.

208 pages, black and white, $9.95.


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

CMX. It's Madara versus Kaos in Volume 2 of Eiji Otsuka's epic masterpiece Madara. In this volume, Madara and Kaosu must team up to fight a deadly duo out to kill the both of them. And now, as fate would have it, Madara and Kaos prepare to face-off one another in the Corridor of Fire. Will destiny prevail? Or will desire?

176 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Aoike Yasuko, art by Aoike Yasuko.

CMX. Sometimes risqué, but never routine. Welcome to the world of Earl Dorian Red Gloria, a.k.a. Eroica. In this volume, the relationship between the Earl and the NATO officer reaches a whole new level. Plus, a bonus story in which a new officer discovers more than he bargained for on a ship that's all play and no work...

208 pages, black and white, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 12.



Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Neil Googe and Trevor Scott, covers by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines and Josh Middleton.

Writing team Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning link up with hot new artist Neil Googe (Bazooka Jules) for a series that shows what happens to Majestic when he returns home to the WildStorm Universe with guest stars Superman and the Eradicator in tow! Majestic is faced with the biggest -- and most chilling -- mystery of his life in "While You Were Out," a story full of cosmic wonder, wit and earth-shaking super-heroics!

WildStorm castaway Mr. Majestic has spent the last few months in the DCU, where his warrior-code background has led him to butt heads with a few of that world¹s finest. But now that he's back home, has his style changed? Has he learned anything from the DC heroes? And...just what the heck has been going on here?

This issue ships with two covers. All orders will be filled with covers by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines (50 percent) and Josh Middleton (50 percent).

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

Romance! Longing! Heartbreak! Who likes whom? And do they "like" or do they "like like" the object of their affection? Find out in this seductive tale of young super-hero love. But will a late-night romantic rendezvous interfere with Sykes's "Blaster PiII" marathon?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Robbie Morrison, art and cover by Dwayne Turner and Sal Regla.

The Authority's struggle to change the world takes on a new chapter in this trade paperback collecting issues #6-10. The Authority have assumed control of the government of the U.S. But it won't be an easy road, as the American people aren't all for it.

208 pages, $17.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

Open warfare rocks the streets of the nation's capital. The Authority meet Golden Age hero Paul Revere and his revolutionary movement head on in a battle for the ages! The future of the U.S. is at stake -- but who is the mysterious sponsor of the insurgents?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Andy Hartnell and J. Scott Campbell, art by Phil Noto, Campbell, Arthur Adams, and Joe Chiodo, cover by Campbell.

An explosive collection featuring the Hawaiian Punch and Viva Las Danger Specials as well as a Danger Girl Special featuring a tale by Arthur Adams and a unique DG story done in collaboration by J. Scott Campbell and Joe Chiodo. Plus, a sketchbook section!

136 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

A collection of one of the most critically acclaimed new series of the year, featuring a gorgeous new cover by Harris! The First Hundred Days collects the first five issues of this ongoing political thriller, including the extra-sized origin of the super-heroic Great Machine, as well as the 4-part "State of Emergency."

Set in our modern-day world, Ex Machina tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide. But Mayor Hundred has to worry about more than just budget problems and an antagonistic governor, especially when a mysterious hooded figure begins assassinating plow drivers during the worst snowstorm in the city's history.

136 pages, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

Prepare for "The Torture of William Leather," as only Warren Ellis and John Cassaday can deliver. William Leather, a founding member of the 4, is now in the hands of Elijah Snow. He recounts the history of his family, and we learn that his father had secrets that, once revealed, will open doors -- and lead to many more questions

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


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

Reno Bryce has lost nearly everything -- his powers, his lady, even his hands. Now it's time for a little payback. Without his powers, though, the task will be almost impossible. Could there be a way to get them back?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


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

ABC. Tom Strange and Princess Pantha face dire peril in the depths of space at the hands of The Terror! And on the planet, S.M.A.S.H. must contend with the deadliest time anomaly of all: an atomic bomb headed toward Hiroshima, meant to end World War II!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

As Rosa and Hylax plot to defeat the Dogman, they turn to Limmershin for help. But who is this mysterious character that wields such power and control over animals? Now, all of Rosa's hopes hinge on whether or not she can complete Limmershin's challenge!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

It's an all-girl spy extravaganza! Miss Misery is the one person on Holden's side, or so he thinks. So what does she do when she's on her own, and who is it that's shadowing her? Can Holden really trust her, or has he simply gotten her in as deep as he is himself?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.

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Written by Steven T. Seagle, art by Ron Randall and Jimmy Palmiotti, photo cover.

John Constantine is a man who has literally been to hell and back in the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine, a supernatural thriller based on the long-running hit DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

64 pages, $6.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Steven T. Seagle, Jamie Delano, Neil Gaiman and Garth Ennis, art by Ron Randall, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Ridgway, Dave McKean, Will Simpson and Mark Pennington, photo cover.

A second collection celebrating the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine, in theaters in February. Constantine: The Hellblazer Collection collects the official 64-page adaptation of the film along with three classic issues of John Constantine: Hellblazer. Included are issue #11, which kicked off Vertigo¹s longest-running series and set the tone for the character; #27, which brought Sandman creator Neil Gaiman and his longtime artistic collaborator Dave McKean to the title with a haunting story of fear and loneliness; and #41, which opens the "Dangerous Habits" storyline with Constantine discovering that he has lung cancer in "The Beginning of the End."

168 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Jamie Delano and Brian Azzarello, art by Tim Bradstreet, Dave Taylor, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Sean Phillips and various, cover by Phil Hale.

A new printing coinciding with Constantine: The Movie Adaptation, this Special features two compelling tales of John Constantine by an all-star array of talent. Plus, interviews with Hellblazer writers, a dossier of character information, a Hellblazer timeline, and much more.

48 pages, $4.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


Written by Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison and Garth Ennis, art by Sean Phillips, David Lloyd, Richard Piers Rayner and Mark Buckingham, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

To help celebrate the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Constantine in theaters in February, this January sees the release of this special trade paperback collection showcasing this enduring icon of horror and magic. Rare cuts is a treat for longtime readers and newcomers alike, assembling six issues of Hellblazer that have never before been collected. Created by some of the most popular and critically acclaimed writers and artists in comics, the issues featured include: #11, which relates the horrifying events of Newcastle, 1978, that ended with an innocent girl's soul condemned to Hell and Constantine confined to an asylum; #25-26, in which new weapons testing goes awry and looses terrible psychic impulses upon a dying northern town; #35, which tells a tale of Constantine's rough-and-tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills; #56, an object lesson in the perils of narcissism and doing deals with demons; and #84, which reveals the origin of Constantine's friendship with his best mate Chas. Also included in this trade paperback are informative pages from Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer #1.

160 pages, $14.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

"Reasons to be Cheerful," Part 3 of 4. John Constantine's demonic offspring -- Adam, Maria and Saul -- continue their vicious onslaught on those closest to the Hellblazer. But as John desperately tries to save his girlfriend, he leaves the door open for an attack on a beloved family member.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Jan. 26.

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

This is it: the shocking conclusion to "Wylie Runs the Voodoo Down!" With the stage set and the major players in order, it's now time for the big showdown between Wylie, Sheppard, Dizzy and Graves. The trail of bodies has been a long one so far, but not as long as the trail of tears will be...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Gary Phillips, art and cover by Shawn Martinbrough.

The search for Theophus "The Magician" Burnett heats up in the third issue of this new miniseries as beautiful bounty hunter Irma Deuce uncovers a major lead in the case. Somehow, Nate Hollis manages to stay one step ahead of the competition -- but where Nate goes, trouble always seems to follow.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 12.


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

"Love in Vain" Part 3 of 4. Arcane and his demon paramour Josephine have adopted new, more dangerous forms. Still, Arcane wants Josephine to gain the powers of an elemental, and that means his designs are set on the hospitalized Tefé. Can Swamp Thing stop Arcane's attack? Or will his rage get the better of him when he catches sight of Abigail in a passionate embrace with her new lover Jake?

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.


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

The amazing conclusion to the 4-part "The Year After." A mysterious death at the Farm, like the ones that have been plaguing Fabletown, mars the first birthday of Snow's offspring. Is this silent killer another attack from the Adversary, or something even more terrifying?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 12.


Written by Andy Diggle, art by Ben Oliver, cover by Jock.

Kicking off a 2-part story featuring guest artist Ben Oliver. The Losers have been on the run long enough -- it's time to take the fight to the enemy. The CIA superspy known only as Max is using his ties to a shadowy international bank to fund a black op known only as The Project. And a forgotten wartime sea-fort off the coast of England might be the key to uncovering the truth -- by any means necessary!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 26.


Written by Si Spencer Consulting by Neil Gaiman Art by Sean Phillips & Dean Ormston Cover by Frank Quitely

Part 1 of a new 3-part storyline. Fast times are about to accelerate for Tim Hunter and his mates following a funeral where an unexpected guest comes back from the dead. Meanwhile, Constantine and Zatanna gain the strangest of new comrades.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

Berated and tortured by his captors, an innocent man sits bound, trapped and terrified in a tiny interrogation cell. Meanwhile, Christopher Chance has become a surprising participant in a different type of war against terror.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19


Written by Jason Hall, art and cover by John Watkiss.

The thrill-packed ongoing series continues as Deirdre Myers -- a no-nonsense investigative reporter for the daily newsfeed The Relative Truth -- looks for answers to a series of mysterious murders and their relation to the shadowy Triggers.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Mike Carey Art by Ronald Wimberly Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

In this stand-alone issue featuring guest art by incredible new talent Ronald Wimberly, Elaine and Lucifer escape into a new universe in a desperate attempt to get control over the demiurgic powers that Elaine absorbed from her father. As they recover, Elaine learns that perfection is much harder to maintain than chaos.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Jan. 19.


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

Straight from the brow of one of comics' unique creators -- Grant Morrison -- comes Seaguy, a hero without purpose in a world without evil! Featuring breathtaking art from Cameron Stewart, Seaguy collects the 3-issue Vertigo mini-series that follows the strange adventure of would-be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try and decipher the mystery of Xoo -- a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand-new conscious lifeform! Quirky and heart-wrenching at the same time, Seaguy is that rarest of creations: something utterly and completely new. "Aye, aye, Seaguy!"

104 pages, $9.95, in stores on Jan. 26.

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

Morrison and Quitely's emotional animal adventure concludes. Sick, wounded and hunted by soldiers and the terrifying "We4" cyborgs, it's the end of the line for Bandit, Tinker and Pirate as their bid for freedom comes to a bitter, bloody conclusion. Who will live and who will die in the brutal, unforgettable finale?

40 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 19.


Written by Jonathan Vankin Art by Leigh Gallagher & Dan Green Cover by Tara McPherson

Elsa tries teaching Sook the ways of magic, but finds herself distracted by the attractive squatter in her family home -- which leaves Sook to discover the terrifying secret in the basement. Meanwhile, as Kara remains M.I.A., Helen tries a last resort to find her: Kara's estranged father, who's a psychic detective.

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan.26.


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

Part 4 of the 5-part "Ring of Truth." It's a dysfunctional family reunion when Yorick is reunited with his sister Hero. Will they continue their deadly rivalry, or has the ex-Amazon seen the error of her vicious ways? Plus, a mysterious ninja, a monkey and a shocking revelation that¹ll turn the series on its ear!

32 pages, $2.95, in stores on Jan. 5.

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