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Monday, December 13, 2004


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



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

In the stunning conclusion of "Under the Hood," the Red Hood is revealed! With the murderous Black Mask controlling the Gotham City underworld, what role will this villainous addition to Batman's Rogues Gallery have when all is said and done?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 30.


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

The conclusion of "Riddle Me That" finds Batman in the ultimate showdown with one of his oldest nemeses -- the Riddler. Can this dangerously rejuvenated archvillain do what he¹s never been able to do before: defeat the Dark Knight?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


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

In Part 4 of the 12-part "City of Crime," people of Gotham City are going insane, and only Robin can save the innocents. Plus, Batman hunts Mr. Freeze while some of Gotham¹s villains begin plotting together. And in the backup, the conclusion of the 4-part "The Barker."

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


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

A mysterious group continues to pursue Ivy's orphans; Batman debates the possibility of Ivy's innocence with Alfred; Ivy herself is paid another visit by Hush; and a sometime-flame of Bruce Wayne's keeps him company at a party. All this and gunfire, too.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 23.


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

Beaten, burned and on the brink of annihilation, Batgirl finds herself caught between life and death, facing the friend she thought she'd never see again: Spoiler. But outside the realm of the living, the face of a friend may mean the icy grip of death.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 30.


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

Montoya and Allen must pursue the origins of an abandoned lab in GothamŠeven if the trail leads them to Keystone City, home of The Flash! Meanwhile, the policeman transformed after entering the lab has begun evolving again... but into what?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


Written by Matteo Casali, art by Brad Walker and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Paul Gulacy and Palmiotti.

A special issue featuring guest writer Matteo Casali (of the upcoming Batman: Europa) and guest artist Brad Walker! Catwoman realizes a string of murdered prostitutes in the East End are illegal immigrants from Brazil. But will she become a target?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 16.

ROBIN #136

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Pop Mahn and Sandra Hope, cover by Damion Scott and Sandra Hope.

He is a pale and ghostly figure who rides a horse made of living shadow. He is a bringer of death to all who face him. He is an assassin, bought and sold by the pernicious Penguin. He is the Dark Rider -- and he is coming for Robin.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 23.


Written by Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Chip Kidd, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Jeph Loeb, Brad Meltzer, Christopher Nolan, Alex Ross, Mark Waid, Adam West, Mark Hamill and others, art by Neal Adams, Brian Bolland, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Alan Davis, Dick Giordano, Michael Golden, Carmine Infantino, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Bob Kane, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Jim Lee, David Mazzucchelli, Scott McDaniel, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Jerry Robinson, Alex Ross, Tim Sale, Walter Simonson and others, cover by various.

A 240-page hardcover, oversized, coffee-table extravaganza spotlighting over 250 of the best Batman covers of all time! Organized by theme, readers can see the Batman Family, Fearsome Foes, Death Traps, Bizarre Settings and much, much more in this lavish collection culled from eight decades of the Dark Knight's exploits!

Commentary on personal favorites is provided by Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan, TV's first Batman Adam West, the voice of the Joker Mark Hamill, as well as comic book creators Neil Gaiman, Alex Ross, Brad Meltzer, Mark Waid, Jeph Loeb, Brian Bolland, Paul Levitz, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Lee, Jim Aparo, Neal Adams, Jerry Robinson and many more.

240 pages, $39.99, in stores on May 4.


Written by Dennis O'Neil, art by Neal Adams, Irv Novick, Dick Giordano and others, cover by Adams.

Meet the Demon's Head in this new printing of a classic collection. Ra's al Ghul has proven through the years to be one of Batman¹s most formidable adversaries. This volume collects Ra¹s a Ghul earliest stories, plus a new afterword by John Wells.

196 pages, $17.95, in stores on March 2.


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

Presenting an exciting new way to experience the rich history of the Dark Knight in an affordable trade paperback collection of every Batman adventure, in color, in chronological order.

Batman Chronicles Vol. 1 reprints Batman stories from Detective Comics #27-37 and Batman #1, featuring the earliest adventures of the Dark Knight by Batman creator Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and Sheldon Moldoff. Future volumes in this series reprint stories from Detective Comics, Batman, World's Finest and other titles throughout the character's history, all presented chronologically based on publication date.

192 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 23.


Written by Frank Miller, art and cover by David Mazzuchelli.

One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever returns as a deluxe hardcover designed by Chip Kidd. In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman's first year fighting crime, this collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis' color samples, script pages and other surprises. This will be the must-have hardcover of the season!.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 6.


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

The stunning conclusion of Catwoman's adventure in Rome by the acclaimed team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale! Selina's heading back to Gotham City, but not before she deals with the betrayals and truths she's uncovered. In this case, it's not about who wins, but who loses the least.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 30.


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

"Nightwing Year One," Part 5 of 6. Dick Grayson and Jason Todd are hitting the town for the first time together. The former Robin and the newly appointed Robin are running the gauntlet in Gotham, left to track down Two-Face and discover who's gunned down the Batman.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 9.


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

The conclusion of "Nightwing Year One." Alfred's been captured by Killer Croc, and only Dick Grayson can save him. And when the dust settles, Nightwing must deal with the one man who may not want him around: Batman.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 23.

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

Throughout the harrowing "For Tomorrow," Superman has faced his share of obstacles, from Wonder Woman to Equus to a living Mt. Rushmore. But in this thrilling final issue of the year-long storyline, nothing can prepare the Man of Steel for the deadly foe he must face -- and destroy!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 23.


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

This hardcover volume collects the first half of "For Tomorrow" originally presented in Superman #204-209. This volume also includes an intro by Azzarello and a new cover by Lee. A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected -- not even Superman! But after a year, Superman is left with many questions. For a hero who tries to have all the answers, it¹s 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"?

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on March 30.


Written by J.D. Finn, art by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos, cover by Ian Churchill.

Villains unite in this special extra-sized anniversary issue. Doomsday and Gog attack Superman in the middle of a deserted Metropolis, leveling the city. But will one of these villains turn and save Superman from destruction? Plus, the true origin of Gog is revealed.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 9.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Matthew Clark and Andy Lanning, cover by Carlos Meglia.

Mr. Mxyzptlk returns, and when he hears Lois make a wish, he gives the Super-couple just what they want. Waaah!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 16.


Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund, cover by Churchill.

In this stand-alone story, writer Jeph Loeb is joined by superstar artists Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund for a new tale of the Supergirl from Krypton. Now that Kara Zor-El has accepted her role as Supergirl, what will she do with it? And just how powerful is she? How will her life impact Batman and Superman? This issue is the starting point of an incredible journey that will lead to bigger things for Supergirl ‹ hang on tight.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.

Comics¹ most iconic characters join forces in this fantastic trade paperback edition of the hardcover collecting the first six issues of Superman/Batman! Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines join forces for this fantastic tale that pits the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight against a top-secret team backed by Lex Luthor! Can our heroes take down a team composed of such powerhouses as Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Power Girl, and Black Lightning? You better believe it! Plus, a 2-page story by Loeb and Tim Sale as well as a cover and sketchbook section by McGuinness.

160 pages, $12.99, in stores on March 6.


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

A new collection including the "Strange New Visitor" storyline from Action Comics #811, Adventures Of Superman #624, Superman #201 as well as the 4-issue miniseries that returned the Kheran warrior to the WildStorm Universe.

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 30.


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

The Prestige Format mini-series concludes. Superman has barely held his own against an adversary who outwits him at every turn. It looks like the Man of Steel has his foe on the run this time, though -- or is it just another clever ruse?

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Lee Bermejo.

Superman has been called many things, from the defender of Truth, Justice and the American way to the Big Blue Boy Scout. In the new 5-issue mini-series, he'll be called something he never has before: a dangerous threat to all humanity. Fresh off his dynamic run on Superman, Azzarello teams up with Bermejo for a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Lex Luthor. Long considered one of DC's most vile villains, Man of Steel reveals why Luthor chooses to be the proverbial thorn in Superman's side -- simply put, to save humanity from an untrusted alien being. Or, as Azzarello himself puts it, "In this story, Superman is the villain."

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.




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

It's all-out battle as Adam is joined by intergalactic lawmen the Darkstars to discover what happened to the planet Rann...a mystery that may lead to a new Rann/Thanagar war.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


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

The majority of the earth's surface is water, and Aquaman rules it all! But is it too much for just one man to protect and serve? Some Sub Diegoans think so, and they've decided they want their very own guardian. But are they ready for the tougher, meaner Malrey?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


Written by John Byrne and Will Pfeifer, art by Byrne and Bud LaRosa, cover by Byrne.

You may have thought Jason Blood was a man possessed by Etrigan the Demon, but Blood Of The Demon -- the new ongoing monthly series -- reveals a whole lot more about their "blood bond" than anyone ever realized. Etrigan is on a rampage in Gotham City, where a nameless villain needs him to open a portal to another dimension...and will torture Jason Blood endlessly to make Etrigan his slave!. All the rules have changed! Expect pandemonium and mayhem as Etrigan, loyal to no one, takes on otherworldly foes in the first battle of an all-out war.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Ed Benes.

It's the final showdown between the Birds and Thorn in the thrilling conclusion of the explosive "Hero Hunters," a finale no reader should miss. Don't say we didn't warn you ‹ this issue will be the most talked-about of the year.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 16.


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

The Bat-villain Zeiss faces Clevenger while a town catches fire around them! With a reckless sheriff hunting for the source of the mysterious fires, and the super-powered mercenary on the same trail as the Œhound, who will find the source of the trouble?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 9.


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

Breach goes to South Africa to investigate his origins. But Breach's presence attracts the attention of a revitalized Kobra. He must learn the depths of his powers on the fly, drawing the attention of a certain moon-based group of heroes.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


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

Deadshot has cleaned up his turf in Star City, keeping his daughter and her mother safe. But he¹s visited by an old criminal who thinks Deadshot eliminated the competition so he and his crooked pals can take it over.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka and Judd Winick, art by Rags Morales, Ed Benes, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, and various, cover by Jim Lee and Alex Ross

Artists Morales, Benes, Reis, Jimenez and Saiz each pencil chapters of a story that follows a member of the JLA through a mystery that touches on nearly every character in the DCU.

Topped with a cover pencilled by Jim Lee and painted by Alex Ross, DC Countdown is an essential project that features nearly every major character operating in the DC Universe. It's a project that will resonate for months to come and is a perfect jumping-on point for readers who've been wondering where the people who helped deliver Identity Crisis could possibly be going next. And the clock is ticking...

80 pages, $1, in stores on March 30.


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

Guest-starring Metamorpho! While the Chief seeks to cure Metamorpho of his uncontrollable powers, Nudge and Vortex continue their quest to rescue Grunt from his captors and end up on the run from the authorities. Plus, the startling origin of Grunt.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 30.


Written by Gardner Fox, William Marston, Bill Finger and various art by Irwin Hasen, Harry G. Peter, Frank Godwin, Sheldon Moldoff and various,cover by various.

A new archive reprints the first three issues of one of comics' greatest Golden Age anthology tiles (1942-1943). Starring three super-hero heavy hitters -- Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern -- and many more, these stories have never been reprinted.

276 pages, $49.99, in stores on March 9.


Written by Peter David, art by David Lopez, Fernando Blanco, cover by George Pérez.

The Angel¹s back, and she¹s got company in an issue featuring a cover by George Pérez. The duo of Sachs and Violens -- from the miniseries by David and Pérez -- have hit Bête Noire, and they have the Fallen Angel in their sights.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Dan Jolley, art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, cover by Matt Haley.

With the threat of Killer Frost eliminated, Ronnie Raymond -- the original Firestorm -- joins current Firestorm Jason Rusch just in time for an attack by Multiplex and Typhoon.

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


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

The return of Hal Jordan concludes here. The heroes of the DCU are split, and it may mean doom for someŠunless Hal Jordan can accomplish what many believe impossible and lead them to victory. It all leads into a new Green Lantern ongoing series, coming this summer from Rebirth writer Geoff Johns and artist Carlos Pacheco.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


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

Green Arrow and his allies battle to take down the rustic robotic menace known as The Duke of Oil, as a bank heist gone bad gets worse! And Ollie's worst fears become reality as the battle is joined by none other than the deadly Drakon.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, cover by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose.

Featuring guest art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger! Badly wounded and lying in a medication-induced coma, Hawkman is visited by his previous incarnations as a cabal of his worst enemies threatens St. Roch!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 23.


Written by Ben Raab, art and cover by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Justiniano .

A new 7-issue mini-series. The super-powered fraternity of Delta Chi Delta is charged with a mission: to protect the genetic code of the human race from any outside interference. But when a young man¹s entire hometown is invaded by an alien force, the threat of a global mutation compels him to join the group ‹ especially when he manifests strange powers of his own.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.

JLA #112

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

Part 6 of the 8-part "Syndicate Rules!" With the CSA wreaking havoc on Earth and the Qwardian menace devastating the galaxy, the JLA must divide their forces ‹ and that means calling in help. But will the JLA reserves and the Justice League Elite be enough to accomplish three desperate missions -- each crucial to humanity's survival?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 16.


Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Kevin Maguire and Josef Rubinstein.

In Part 2 of the 6-part "I Can't Believe It's Not The Justice League," our merry band of Super-Buddies tries to keep Guy Gardner from allowing super-villains in his soon-to-open sports bar! Also, Mary Marvel moves in with Fire; Blue Beetle and Booster Gold try to recruit Power Girl; and Mary learns all about Guy Gardner...the hard way!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


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

A new trade paperback collecting JLA #101-106. What happens when a hero fails? The members of the JLA are forced to face times when they were unable to save an innocent or prevent disaster. Can the JLA members help eacother process the pain and go on?

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on March 2.

JSA #71

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Don Kramer and Keith Champagne, cover by Dave Gibbons.

Part 4 of the 5-part "JSA/JSA!" Still working against time to save the future of the Justice Society, Atom Smasher's meeting with the Atom doesn't go as planned, while Stargirl is forced to take drastic measures to help Starman. Plus, Degaton's ultimate plan is uncovered.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


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

As the Elite mourn the sacrificial death of one of their own, Al-Sheikh discovers the identity of the murderer within the group. And unbeknownst to the Elite, a new villain has risen from the Source Wall: Her name is Eve, and the only thing she¹s looking to create is the destruction of the Elite...and the world.

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


Written by Mark Waid, art by Leonard Kirk, Dave Gibbons and Mick Gray, cover by Barry Kitson and Gray.

The hot new series continues with the Invisible Kid at a crossroads in a story featuring guest art by Leonard Kirk and inker Mick Gray. A hero is defined by the choices he makes -- but not everyone is cut out to be a hero. Just ask the Invisible Kid, whose fateful decision inadvertently costs the Legion every bit of the good will the team has earned and radically endangers its future. Plus, a second Legion adventure with art by Dave Gibbons and Gray.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 30.


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

A surprise witness aids Kate Spencer¹s case against the Shadow Thief! But a familiar team of assassins and a nosy reporter are about to hand Manhunter her biggest challenge yet.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 16.


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

An all-new issue spotlighting your favorite hero who can stretch into any shape imaginable! And don't forget a guest appearance by his dull-witted but endearing partner! Plus: humor!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


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

Arsenal vs. Batman! When Roy learns that someone on the team has betrayed them, he confronts the Dark Knight to learn the truth. And what he finds out might not be what he bargained for...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 30.


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

Murder is the order of the day as the noose the Subterraneans are drawing around the Question's neck is tightening -- and all roads lead to the Science Spire! Can Vic Sage manage this threat without the help of the Man of Steel?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


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

Grant Morrison joins forces with collaborator Cameron Stewart for a 4-issue miniseries that weaves a tale of Guardian, a hero who's the living masthead of the Manhattan Guardian newspaper -- the only newspaper that lives up to its credo: "We don't just report crime...we fight crime!"

After the accidental shooting of a child that resulted in his handing over his badge, ex-cop Jim Harper tries to get his life in gear by applying for the job of The Guardian after spending more than a year dealing with personal demons. But Jim quickly learns to be careful what he wishes for, as the new Guardian finds himself in a pitched battle with Subway Pirates! Will he survive the ride of his life through the unknown subterranean world of New York?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Simone Bianchi.

Get ready for a miniseries best described as The Lord of the Rings meets The O.C.! Visionary writer Grant Morrison and artist Simone Bianchi continue the 30-part Seven Soldiers saga with the 4-issue Seven Soldiers: Shining Knight, a modern fantasy epic!

Though twilight and red ruin falls on Camelot, the Knights of the Broken Table stand ready to battle the forces of the Beyond. Little do they realize that the only one within their spent and bloodied ranks who can save what remains of their world is 16-year-old Sir Justin, a teenaged warrior who, with his winged horse Victory, finds himself thrust into the maddening world of the 21st century to save the future of all mankind. And the best place to start the battle? Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, of course.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 9.


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

The hottest martial artists in all of comicdom are thrown headlong into the greatest battle of their lives, as Richard Dragon and Lady Shiva battle legions of the damned in the fiery pits of hell with the fate of two lives and a soul in the balance.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 30.


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

Space Ghost's former mentor in the Commandment has formed a pact with Zorak and his race! The galaxy will be theirs -- and the only thing standing in their way is a man who's supposed to be dead.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


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

Writer James Robinson and artist Peter Snejbjerg conclude the Starman legacy in grand style in this volume collecting Starman #75-80! After a meeting with Superman and a final talk with his brother David, Jack must uncover the mystery of the Starman of 1951 -- by going back in time to meet him face-to-face.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 16.


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

The Identity Crisis follow-up tale "Lights Out" continues with Part 2 of 3! Doctor Light has forced the Titans' hand and staged a publicized battle with the young heroes to take back his reputation. But what Doctor Light tells the young heroes will shock them! Plus, Starfire initiates "Plan B"...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 16.


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

Director George Romero's tale of a zombie-infested world concludes! It's the final battle between "undead" hero Damien Cross, an army of resurrected dead, and the U.S. power elite. Who will inherit the earth -- the living or the dead?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Drew Johnson and Ray Snyder

The Flash guest-stars in the conclusion of the 2-part crossover "Truth or Dare" that began In The Flash #219! The Cheetah has joined forces with Flash-foe Zoom, and the need for speed has turned her into an even deadlier threat for Wonder Woman. Will Diana's blindness -- and tensions with the Flash -- turn the tide of battle?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 16.



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

Reflecting the style of the hit cartoon on the Kids¹ WB! Mr. Freeze wants a piece of Gotham City all to himself, and what Freeze wants, Freeze gets! Only Batman¹s cunning and technology will be able to save Gotham from being put to sleep . . . permanently

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 16.


Written by J. Torres, art by Mike Norton and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Galloway.

The Titans try in vain to teach the ill-tempered Hot Spot anger management! Cyborg makes a containment suit that keeps Hot Spot's temperature and temper in check. But when a villain strikes, Hot Spot is completely useless...

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 30.


Written by Adam Beechen, art by Ethen Beavers, cover by Ben Caldwell.

A new story reflecting the Cartoon Network show. The Justice League is assembled to help Orion and the New Gods stop Darkseid from unleashing his new weapon: the X-Cannon, which is powerful enough to destroy the Source Wall and give Darkseid access to the one thing he wants above all else: the Anti-Life Equation.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 2.


Written by Bobbi Weiss, Jim Alexander, Robbie Busch and John Rozum art by Matt Jenkins, Robert Pope, Mike Kazaleh and Dave Simons, cover by Robert Pope.

Monsters overrun the beach when Dexter¹s formula gets mixed up with the fixin¹s at a family picnic. Will summer end before it¹s even started? Plus, Courage, I.M. Weasel and Johnny Bravo.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 23.


Written by Ivan Velez Jr., art by Christopher Cook and Mike DeCarlo cover by Phil Moy.

Townsville¹s little library becomes a battlefield as the stars of the Girls¹ favorite books come to rampaging life! Only you, dear reader, can help save the day in this action-packed 60th issue!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 16.


Written by Frank Strom and Scott Cunningham, art by Leo Batic, Horacio Ottolini, Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo

The West gets wilder when Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam face off at the rodeo! Plus, Sylvester Jr. goes bird-watching and Duck Twacy goes into overdrive against a car-parts crook.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 2.


Written by John Rozum and Frank Strom, art by Paris Cullins, Robert Pope, Andrew Pepoy and Dave Hunt, cover by Joe Staton.

Daphne leads the gang in rescuing a haunted skate tour. Plus four short tales in which you help the gang solve the mystery.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on March 9.

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

Issues #6-10 of the original, classic ElfQuest comic are presented in this second hardcover volume with all-new coloring and lettering, as well as a bonus, long out of print short story from Epic Illustrated. The book also features an introduction by comic-book creator James A. Owen and an afterword by the Pinis.

228 pages, $49.95, in stores on March 30.

MAD #452

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

More hijinks and hilarity as only the MAD crew can deliver! Are you sure you can stand it?

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on March 2.


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

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

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 9.


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots, cover by Mark Stutzman.

Hey kids, remember the Nineties? We don't! Here¹s a MAD look back at the past decade as seen through the twisted eyes of America¹s foremost satire magazine. This MADcap compendium rehashes the best send-ups, takeoffs, and put-ons from the era that brought us the Internet, the first Gulf War, Bill Clinton (and Monica!), and much more.

288 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on March 16.


Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, art and cover by Brian Bolland.

2000 A.D. A landmark collection featuring ultra-rare sequential art by Brian Bolland. These beautifully illustrated stories helped establish Bolland¹s reputation as one of comics¹ greatest artists, with tales that pit Judge Dredd against his archfoe! When Judge Death comes to Mega-City One, it will take all of Dredd's ingenuity, not to mention the help of Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson, to stop him.

112 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on March 23.


Written by Robbie Morrison, art by Charlie Adlard, Andy Clarke and Simon Fraser, cover by Fraser.

2000 A.D. He's a lover, adventurer, gambler...and too cool to kill! Nikolai Dante is fighting and drinking a path of mayhem and glory across future Russia! This second collection in the chronicles of Dante transports you to a world of danger, romance and adventure.

200 pages, $17.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Pat Mills and Angie Kincaid, art by Kincaid, Massimo Belardinelli and Mike McMahon, cover by Jim Murray.

2000 A.D. Young barbarian Slaine Mac Roth is a master of the ³warp-spasm,² channeling the mystical power of the Earth to become a monstrous berserker! In this classic first collection of Slaine¹s sword-and-sorcery adventures, we¹re introduced to the wonders of his world.

200 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on March 30.


Written and art by Takanashi Mitsuba.

CMX. High school is hard for Kayano. When she tries to confess her love to the kind but distant Yuichi, the school bully Takeru makes her life hell. But things get worse when Kayano's mother gets engaged to Takeru's father, the school principal! How will she cope with having the devil himself living in her own home?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on March 30.


Art by Itoh Sei, original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE.

CMX. Kasche may have a talent for controlling beasts, but she's got a lot to learn about self-control before she can become a full-fledged summoner. When disaster strikes, her principal chooses her to avert it. Joined by an unusual crew of allies both human and not, Kasche must recapture the relic from an evil summoner before he can use it to unlock the ancient Encyclopedia Verum and call up the most powerful monsters ever seen.

174 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on March 9.


Written by Yasui Kentaro, art by Kotobuki Tsukasa

CMX. In the late-medieval land of Barnard, between the mountains and sea, the peaceful lifestyle of the people has been shattered by fear. Monsters known as the Dark Ones roam the land, killing indiscriminately. The townsfolk fear to venture out from their homes, and travel from town to town has become a risk to life and limb. To protect the people from this terror, several guilds have sprung up, including the Guild of Assassins and the Guild of Mercenaries. To go out into the world, or travel across the wilderness, hired mercenaries are essential.

One man has built a reputation as an especially fierce monster-killer -- a man known as Leroy Schvartzer. A former high-ranking member of the Guild of Mercenaries, Leroy has struck out on his own. Many try to hire him for his superior skills, but Leroy has his own agenda. He has a mission to accomplish, a vow to fulfill. This vow is known only to himself, and his one companion: his sentient long-sword Ragnarok.

204 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on March 16.


Written by Christian Perrissin, art and cover by Boro Pavlovic.

HUMANOIDS. A modern-day "Heart of Darkness!" With an international backdrop of civil wars, kidnappings and modern pirates, El Nino tells the odyssey of Vera, a young Red Cross delegate who goes in search of a brother whose existence she had ignored.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on March 30.


Written, art and cover by Stefano Raffaele.

HUMANOIDS. Stefano Raffaele presents a thrilling post-apocalyptic zombie love story. While on the run from zombie hunters, Alan finds the beautiful but decomposing girl of his dreams. Can they "live" again via an experimental serum?

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 23.


Written by Philippe Thirault, art and cover by Marc Riou and Mark Vigouroux.

HUMANOIDS. Set during the early 1900s in New York, MISS tells the tale of two unlikely partners in crime, Nola and Slim. Nola is a poor white girl who has learned to survive by hook or by crook since being expelled from an orphanage. Slim is a black pimp with an uncertain past, trying to keep one foot out of the grave. When their paths cross and their options run out, Nola and Slim forge a partnership as murderers for hire. This is their story...what it takes to survive when all you have is a gun.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on March 16.

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Written by Jason Pearson and Ed Brubaker, art and cover by Pearson

A 5-part tale about former Black Ops member Nataly Lakota, a.k.a. Redbird. Following an escape from a government hospital, Nataly disappeared into America, turning up as a mild-mannered apartment manager in Inglewood, California. She's trying to piece her life back together amids drug dealers and gang wars while confronting the issues that had her confined to a government hospital in the first place -- namely, a mission gone awry in Guatemala that saw her entire command slaughtered. But she's got enough problems just trying to keep the complex in one piece and the honest residents safe. As if that weren¹t enough, the government has also dispatched a killer to bring Redbird back -- alive or dead -- since they're not too keen on one of their top agents simply "walking away!"

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


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

In issue #5, the seemingly unthinkable happened...now the members of the Authority must contend with the fallout. Get ready for an issue so shocking we can't tell you any more about it.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Russ Heath.

The engaging 4-issue drama by Howard Chaykin and Russ Heath continues! Hugo Danner's powers are both a blessing and a curse -- a fact that becomes more apparent as he reaches his adolescent years! Invulnerability and incredible strength can¹t help him when it comes to dealing with love, heartache and human failings.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on March 23.


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

Things heat up in the penultimate chapter of the 5-part "Tag." The true identity of the paranormal horror terrorizing the subways of New York City is revealed, but before he can do anything about it, Mayor Mitchell Hundred must survive protesters who want him dead for his controversial announcement! Plus, witness the final hour of the super-heroic Great Machine.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


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

Hivejournal.com is the preferred online diary for the super-powered teenager. But what secrets are hidden within the pages of a certain student's angst-filled -- albeit anonymous -- entries? Plus, the introduction of the newest Seminary student: Dead Kid Fred!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


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

The hot new series continues! Lost inside the vast space vessel that has abducted all life from planet Earth, Majestic discovers the strange and disturbing truth behind its actions.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 9.


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

U.N. weapons inspector Nathan Kane comes face-to-face with the truth of what lies submerged in stasis under the icy dome of Europa's Ocean ‹ and he doesn't like what he sees! But how will these beings feel about us now that they¹re starting to wake up?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by John Cassaday

A softcover edition of the popular hardcover collects Planetary #13-18. In this volume, Elijah takes a look at his past, making startling revelations and recounting his participation in the first moon shot...in 1851!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 30.


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

The pieces are falling into place! The only problem is, who will they fall on? Behind the scenes, games unravel as Lynch and Grifter uncover the truth. With Grifter gunning for revenge, has Holden finally been hung out to dry by the one person he still trusts?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


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

A thrilling new collection featuring Sleeper Season Two #1-6. Lynch is back in Holden's life and trying to bring him back to the side of the angels. But is it too late for Holden's soul to be saved? And if it's not, can Lynch even be trusted, since Holden is little more than a pawn in the great game of super-powered espionage?

144 pages, $14.95, in stores on March 9.


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

What has The Dog Man done to Rosa's mom and baby brother? Intent on revenge, Rosa rushes into an encounter with him without considering that the animals aren't all on her side. And what lurks within the sewage pipes?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 9.


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

ABC. The conclusion of Promethea¹s sprawling tour of the higher realms of the spirit is collected in this softcover reprinting Promethea #19-25.

192 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore, art by Arthur Adams, Alan Weiss, Peter Bagge, Jason Pearson, Bruce Timm and others, cover by Adams.

ABC. A new volume collecting issues #7-12 of the acclaimed series, with thrilling stories about Tom¹s island youth, as well as the further adventures of science-fiction heroine Jonni Future and more.

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on April 6.


100 BULLETS #59

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

Hot on the heels of a major player¹s death, the revealed Minutemen -- led by Victor "The Saint" -- convene to discuss plans on where to make their next move. But who will lead this team of vicious killers -- and more important, will they all survive one another?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.

100% TP

Written by Paul Pope, art and cover by Pope.

All five issues of the edgy, groundbreaking miniseries from writer/artist Paul Pope are collected in one stunning package. This "graphic movie" tells three separate but interconnected stories in Pope's trademark dynamic style, shifting viewpoints and characters across the urban maze of 2038 Manhattan. Filled with wit, charm, sex and menace, 100% brings a surprisingly true-feeling future to gritty life. The collection also includes a host of character sketches, designs, and other material from creator Pope.

256 pages, black and white, $24.99, in stores on March 9.


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

With all the key players in place and the clock ticking, it's now up to Nate Hollis to make sure "The Magician" will live to see tomorrow. But with hit men and a bounty hunter watching his every move, will the 'baller get to tell his side of the story? It all goes down in the shocking conclusion of the 5-issue mini-series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


Written by Si Spencer, consulting by Neil Gaiman, art by Dean Ormston, cover by Frank Quitely.

Tim overestimates his magical powers, which prove deadly at the siege at Krakow. Meanwhile, Molly and Constantine defend what's left of the forces as Dog and Zatanna try to find the second book of Magick.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 23.


Written by Mike Carey, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

A stand-alone story featuring guest art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Lorenzo Ruggiero. After his demon kids wipe out his friends and family, John prepares for a high-stakes ritual that he hopes will repair some of the damage. But when he asks Chas for help, his old friend goes on a rampage.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on March 23.


Written by Mat Johnson, art by Tony Akins and Dan Green, cover by Ronald Wimberly.

The miniseries continues as Fortune's ghost forces Midnite to relive the darkest tragedy of his past. Badly defeated, the rebel slaves seek revenge on Midnite and Luna, who deceived them for profit.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by David Hahn, cover by James Jean.

In Part 2 of "Jack Be Nimble," featuring guest art by David Hahn. Jack continues to ride the Hollywood high of his new slickster lifestyle, losing sight of the enemies he¹s made along the way. And the one thing you can count on in Tinseltown is that there's always someone waiting for you to fall -- and ready to stab you in the back on your way down.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 9.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Tony Akins and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by James Jean.

Collecting issues 22 and 28-33 of the hit Vertigo series, this trade paperback features two tales of Bigby¹s exploits during World War II as well as "The Year After," which follows the aftermath of the Adversary's attempt to conquer Fabletown -- including the birth of Snow White and Bigby's children.

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on March 2.


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

Part 2 of the 3-part "The Stealer." It's a case of the great impersonator being impersonated as Chance heads to Texas to look for an old friend. But it's nothing more than a dangerous wild-goose chase as an impostor with talents to rival Chance's own goes about usurping his life.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 16.


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

The conclusion of the 3-part "London Calling," featuring guest art by Ben Oliver. When their plan to lift $100 million from a rogue C.I.A. operative blows up in their faces, the Losers confront the one man who knows all their dirty secrets...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 30.


Written by Phil Jimenez, art and cover by Jimenez and Andy Lanning.

An epic maxi-series that combines the dramatic setup and ensemble cast of Lost and Survivor with the fantasy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and mind-bending technology of The Matrix.

Picture a world at war with itself. An idyllic, pastoral land populated by mythological beings that battle endlessly with a nation-state made of pure technology. Into this maelstrom is thrust a group of young people -- some friends, some strangers -- plucked violently from Earth and imbued with superpowers. One in particular, Siobhan Moynihan -- an aspiring singer and college student -- is told she's the savior who will either end the war and save the Otherworld...or destroy it forever.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 30.


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

In Part 2 of the 3-part "Breach," Jill Presto continues her journey through the desert to find the place where she will eventually give birth and has a strange evening with a cryptic guide. Meanwhile, Lilith masses the army of her children before revealing the mysterious force that will fight alongside them.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 16.


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

Life used to be so simple for Carter Lennox, but after a series of odd (and sometimes deadly) occurrences around him, he¹s no longer certain what to expect of the Ethicorp-run world. After a hypno-therapy session, Carter soon learns a few answers that will leave him spinning.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 23.


Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Timothy Green II, cover by John Totleben.

Part 1 of the two-part story "Measure of Faith." With Swamp Thing struggling to make sense of his shattered life and Houma recovering from all the horrors of its past spilling up from the depths of Hell, a strange "preacher" appears, offering a macabre salvation to the town's people. But his true agenda may be too frightening to contemplate.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


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

Elsa finally confronts the General, who has usurped the deadly cult started by Elsa's father. But she falls all too easily into his sadomasochistic trap, and there¹s no way out -- unless Kara is willing to make a sacrifice she never imagined. Final issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 30.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Goran Sudzuka and José Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.

The 5-part "Ring of Truth" reaches its shocking conclusion! Just when Dr. Mann discovers the answer to how Yorick and Ampersand survived the mysterious plague, an unforeseen adversary swoops in and steals a major element of the possible cure. But could the thief be working for someone close to the trio?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 2.


Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Phillip Bond.

The 3-issue mini-series by Grant Morrison and Philip Bond continues with the ultimate immigration crisis, as warring Indian gods and demons overrun England, transforming the country to suit their battle. Already, Parliament has been humiliated, cities are destroyed and riots rock the streets. Only an ancient god can save the day -- the same princely being who¹s fallen in love with Ali's bride-to-be, Sophia. But will Sophia break Ali¹s heart by choosing the love of a beautiful Indian god over him? Well, why wouldn¹t she?

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 9.

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