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Tuesday, January 18, 2005


Following are DC Comics' solicitation for April, with information coming from the publisher.



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

The identity of the Red Hood has been revealed -- now a new story arc begins! But what other villains lurk in the Gotham night? Shocking revelations and age-old enemies make Part 1 of "Family Reunion" a can't-miss.

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


Written by David Lapham and Jon Lewis, art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill and Jeff Parker, cover by Lapham.

In Part 5 of the 12-part "City of Crime," Batman must find Mr. Freeze's hideout before a young girl and a priest die! But can Batman contend with an army of inhuman freaks looking for a fight? Plus, "Exit Menu" by Jon Lewis and Jeff Parker.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Poison Ivy is desperate to cure herself of her abilities before anyone else gets killed. Batman is eager to help, but Hush wants her killer powers to remain. And as the power struggle rages, more bodies are turning up.

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


Written by Paul Jenkins, art by Jae Lee, cover by Sean Phillips.

"...man is not truly one, but truly two."

‹ R.L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Never has that been better demonstrated than in Batmanıs conflicted foe Two-Face, the subject of the new 6-issue mini-series. Expressing the dual nature of the villain, the miniseries will feature visuals by two distinct artists: Jae Lee illustrates issues #1-3, while Sean Phillips draws issues #4-6.

Jekyll & Hyde is a story of duality that examines how one man can seemingly harbor two souls, each bent on the other's destruction. But who is more honest: the man who acknowledges his dark side or the man who suppresses it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox and others, art by Bob Kane, Dick Giordano, Alan Davis, and others, cover by Jim Balent and Bill Sienkiewicz.

A spine-tingling new collection spotlighting the greatest moments of the Scarecrow! Featuring eight stories spanning more than 60 years, from World's Finest Comics #3 (1941) to Batman: Gotham Knights #23 (2002).

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 27.


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

Deathstroke is back! Batgirl has been a thorn in the Penguinıs side since she arrived in Blüdhaven. Now Gotham City's dirtiest bird is bringing in the biggest gun at his disposal to remove her once and for all. His name is Deathstroke -- and he never misses his target.

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


Written by J. Torres, art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco, cover by Cliff Chiang.

Part 1 of a new 2-part adventure! Batman is on the run from the law. And what looks like a series of petty crimes committed by Mr. Freeze quickly becomes a much more serious situation, once Batman learns Freeze has nothing to live for...

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


Written by Sam Hamm, art by Denys Cowan and Dick Giordano, cover by Walter Simonson,

A stunning new edition of a classic trade paperback collecting Detective Comics #598-600 written by Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm. Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this tale that leaves him in a wheelchair.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.

Featuring the new Nightwing creative team of writer Devin Grayson and artists Phil Hester and Ande Parks. Dick has left Blüdhaven, and the only people he can trust are those who'd kill him if they knew his secrets. He's in over his head, alone, and itıs only going to get more dangerous.

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


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

Catwoman's efforts to stop a serial murderer targeting prostitutes has led her to a Brazilian mobster running illegal dog fights out of the East End. But the trail ends there, and Selina now has two threats to stop -- before Holly gets killed.

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


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

Allen and Montoya have traveled to Keystone City to save Officer Andrew Kelly, who's been transformed into a terrible monster. But their efforts may be for naught, as Kelly continues to evolve into something increasingly horrific -- and unstoppable.

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


Written by Bill Finger, Dennis OıNeil, and others, art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller and others, cover by Alex Ross

In time for the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins, a collection of some of the Dark Knight's finest adventures! This volume contains stories from Detective Comics #33 (1939), Batman #5 (1941), Batman #62 (1950), and more.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 13.

ROBIN #137

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Giuseppe Camumcoli and Sandra Hope, cover by Pop Mhan.

Like Batgirl, Robin has had a target on his back since he moved to Blüdhaven, courtesy of the Penguin. Now, Tim Drake must face down the Rising Sun Archer and the Dark Rider. But whoıs lurking in the alleys, and why does he have an interest in the Boy Wonder?

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

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Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

Get ready for a spectacular 3-part story that brings together the Man of Steel and Captain Marvel. "Lightning Strikes," which runs through the core Superman titles in April, is written by award-winner Judd Winick and features art by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund!

In Part 1, the wizard Shazam makes Captain Marvel aware of a great evil awakened in Metropolis and seeking Superman. On its path to the Man of Steel, it drives the citizens of Metropolis to insanity. How can Superman stop the madness? Will he need the help of Captain Marvel and the power of Shazam?

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


Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

Part 2 of the 3-part "Lightning Strikes" bringing together Superman and Captain Marvel by the team of Winick, Churchill and Rapmund! Superman confronts the evil force plaguing Metropolis. What will Superman do when some of those closest to him turn against him?

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


Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund.

The thrilling conclusion of the 3-part "Lightning Strikes!" The final confrontation among heroes! The great evil turns Superman against Captain Marvel. Can any force on Earth stop this?

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


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

The original superstar team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness return for what's sure to be the most talked-about story of the year! This issue kicks off the stunning 6-part "With a Vengeance," as Superman and Batman confront The Maximums! Can the World's Finest pair take on a squad of revenge-seeking Super-Heroes who are on the hunt for the murderer of one of their teammates? Things are sure to heat up fast, because the two people at the top of their suspect list are Batman and Superman.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Dennis OıNeil, Jim Shooter and others, art by Curt Swan, Dick Dillin, Dan Jurgens and others, cover by Alex Ross.

A thrilling collection of some of the greatest races between the Man of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster, from Superman #199, The Flash #175, World's Finest Comics #198, World's Finest Comics #199, Dc Comics Presents #1-2, and more.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 13.


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

The mini-series teaming acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello with red-hot artist Lee Bermejo continues. Lex Luthor doesn't like problems, but it's clear he loves to solve them. And it's his top-secret solution to ridding Metropolis of his biggest problem -- Superman -- that may see Luthor triumph once and for all.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.




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

Adam Strange's star-spanning adventure comes to its deadly conclusion! But the end of Adam's struggle is only the beginning of the greatest threat the universe has ever seen. Get ready for the opening salvos of the Rann/Thanagar War, which continues in a major miniseries later in 2005.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

A rush of applications for GeneTech's water-breather gene therapy leads to chaos! Aquaman goes to the JLA to gain leverage against GeneTech, but finds the group in the middle of its own problems as the Themyscira crisis heats up! And Malrey is badly hurt in battle with Conger.

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


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

It's the end of the line for Travis Clevenger as DC's brutal new hero finds himself outmatched by the martial-arts master Zeiss. While a small town bursts into flames around him, can the 'Hound triumph one last time? No punches are pulled in this blood-soaked final issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Gail Simone, art by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson, cover by Adriana Melo and Will Conrad.

A new era begins with the debut of art team Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson and cover artist Adriana Melo. Huntress has gone AWOL, and you'll be shocked at where she turns up! Who's taking her place next to Canary on a dangerous mission to Singapore? None other than Wildcat, as "The Battle Within" begins!

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


Written by John Byrne and Will Pfeifer, art by Byrne and Nekros, cover by Byrne.

The action-packed new series heats up as Etrigan is no longer under Jason Blood's control! Now he's on a rampage, using his supernatural powers to wreak vengeance on everything from mystical forces to mere muggers...and the sheer diabolical force with which he goes after them will shock you!

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


Written by Bob Haney and Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Ramona Fradon and others cover by George Roussos

A classic new Archive Edition collecting The Brave and The Bold #50-56 and 59 (Nov 1963-May 1965), featuring the unforgettable pairings of Green Arrow and The Martian Manhunter, The Flash and The Atom, and more! Plus, an introduction by Michael Uslan.

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Darwyn Cooke, art and cover by Cooke.

Darwyn Cooke's epic chronicle of DC's Silver Age concludes in this volume collecting issues #4-6 of the miniseries! It's a mystery in space as Superman, the Suicide Squad, and the Challengers of the Unknown encounter a frightening extraterrestrial lifeform! This volume also features sketchbook material by Cooke!

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


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Walter Simonson.

Spinning out of the events of March's DC Countdown, a reality-bending 6-issue miniseries. Ragman finds himself at the magical core of the DCU, where he finds himself aligned with an unlikely ally: The Enchantress! Together, they must face down a foe who has sworn to wipe out all magic...The Spectre!

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


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

Guest-starring the JLA! Breach's battle in South Africa against the agents of Kobra has attracted Superman, Batman and Martian Manhunter to investigate. But friction and mistrust between the heroes and Breach leads to blows -- and allows a tragedy to occur.

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


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

Guest-starring Metamorpho! More about Nudge and Gruntıs bizarre life together before the Doom Patrol is revealed! Plus, witness the origin of the Chief, as Niles Caulder's past comes back to haunt him -- literally.

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


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

In Part 2 of the 6-part "Rogue War," The Flash continues his efforts to prevent Captain Cold and his Rogues from tearing apart Chicago. But a wrench is thrown into the works, and the true war is about to explode. Meanwhile, Linda is visited by an old but unwelcome friend...

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


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

With the original Firestorm alive in the mindscape, Jason is in the battle of his life against the augmented Multiplex and Typhoon! It all comes to a head as the mysterious villain whoıs pulled them all together is revealed.

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


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Darwyn Cooke, Ethan Van Sciver, Dave Gibbons, Patrick Gleason, Prentis Rollins, and others, cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

Darwyn Cooke teams with Rebirth writer Geoff Johns for the lead story of an extra-sized Special setting the stage for the debut of May's Green Lantern ongoing series! In the lead story, Hal Jordan relives some of the most meaningful flights in his life, joined by an unexpected partner. Rounding out the issue are the prelude to Green Lantern: Rebirth (by Johns, Van Sciver and Rollins) previously found only in the pages of Wizard; plus profiles of Hal Jordan, his enemies, allies, and more.

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on April 20.


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

Itıs a showdown against half the villains of the DCU as the 5-part miniseries reaches an explosive conclusion! The bad news? They want Deadshot dead! The good news? The fight is on his turf.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Phil Hester, Manuel Garcia, Ande Parks and Steve Bird, cover by Marcus Martin and Alvaro Lopez

A thrilling new trade paperback collecting Green Arrow #32 and #34-39! Green Arrow must marshal the most unlikely army of all to save Star City -- and the world -- from a demonic threat. But the consequences may be worse than the problem.

160 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 27.


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

Arsenal has been kidnapped by the assassin Drakon! The only way Green Arrow can save Arsenal is to find the people paying for the killer's work. And even Ollie will be surprised to find out the true identity of the man behind the curtain!

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


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

Hawkman is missing, and Hawkgirl is on the hunt for those responsible! Things go from bad to worse when the master hypnotist Thought Terror arrives with revenge on his mind! Plus, a final page that must be seen to be believed!

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


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

The unique mini-series continues as young Ulysses has joined the conspiracy of wildly powered individuals whose sworn duty is to protect the human race from outside mutations! But he may have been recruited for more reasons than he realizes...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Brad Meltzer, art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair, covers by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald.

The best-selling Identity Crisis returns for a final run of single issues before this autumnıs much-anticipated collected edition! These new printings feature the original cover art with black borders.

IDENTITY CRISIS #1. Beginning the final series of printings of this sought-after mini-series. A murder mystery takes flight in this stunning issue.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 6.

* IDENTITY CRISIS #2. In the aftermath of devastating loss, the JLA revisits a deep, dark secret of their collective past.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 6.

* IDENTITY CRISIS #3. It's a knock-down, drag-out battle between Deathstroke and the JLA as murders continue to rock the DCU!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 6.

* IDENTITY CRISIS #4. Lois Lane finds herself the target of a threat! Who can possibly know this much about the super-heroes' loved ones?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 13.

* IDENTITY CRISIS #5. Another hero suffers a personal loss as the stakes are raised!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 20.

* IDENTITY CRISIS #6. From the start, heıs been on the case, sifting through clues. Heıs the Worldıs Greatest Detective ‹ now itıs time for Batman to prove it.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 20.

* IDENTITY CRISIS #7. Itıs the shocking conclusion to the most talked-about comic book event of the year!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 27.

JLA #113

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

Part 7 of the 8-part "Syndicate Rules!" A divided JLA must face the full power of the most dangerous weapon ever devised by the Weaponers of Qward, with the CSA waiting to destroy the survivors. But a sudden threat to the Crime Syndicate's own world may change the game completely...

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


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

Part 3 of the 6-part "I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League!" Booster Gold has accidentally banished half of the "Super Buddies" to Hell for all eternity, and now it's time for them to learn their fate -- from none other than The Demon!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.

JSA #72

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

Alex Ross contributes a stunning cover for the conclusion of the the 5-part "JSA/JSA!" The teams come together to stop Degaton's horrible plans. But what "secret weapon" must they face, and how will the JSA of tomorrow help save the JSA of yesterday?

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


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

In the wake of their battle with Aftermath, the Elite must regroup! One team member is a double agent. One is dead. One has been locked up for murder. And another has lost her mind. Now Manchester Black has brought Eve to London...to wipe it off the face of the Earth.

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


Written by Mark Waid, art by Barry Kitson and art Thibert, cover by Kitson.

The red-hot new series by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson and art Thibert continues! On the edge of the universe, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl come across a deadly super-powered team that may be the harbinger of a threat that will being the entire United Planets down.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

Manuel Garcia steps in for a 6-issue story arc as Manhunter goes up against the mind-bending powers of Phobia -- and someone begins stalking Manhunters from the past.

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


Written by Judd Winick, art by Shawn Moll and Kevin Conrad, cover by Doug Mahnke.

Guest artists Shawn Moll and Kevin Conrad come aboard for "Lockdown" -- a story only acclaimed writer Judd Winick could tell! The Outsiders are trapped in their own headquarters as they try to uncover the traitor in their midst. What happens when seven trapped super-heroes stop being polite and start getting real?

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


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Jesus Saiz, cover by Jose Ladrónn.

Spinning from the events of DC Countdown and Identity Crisis, a crackerjack thriller by Greg Rucka comes to life in the brooding, gorgeous art of Jesus Saiz) in a 6-issue mini-series featuring covers by Jose Ladrónn.

Every hero and villain in the DCU is under the gaze of an unbelievably powerful spy satellite. It's a technological marvel that answers to only one person -- and he's got plans for it that are completely unknown to the superspy organization he controls: Checkmate!

In a world where men can fly and melt metal with their eyes, there's now an army created specifically as an answer to them: a One Man Army Corps. Batman and an old ally are about to learn the chilling truth behind the OMAC Project -- but will they work with or against each other?

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


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

In the pulse-pounding series finale, Richard Dragon is forced to battle his deadliest enemy -- and the love of his life! With the lords and minions of Hell looking on, DCıs greatest martial artists partake in the ultimate battle: Richard Dragon versus Lady Shiva ‹ to the death! Final issue.

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


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

The finale of the mini-series. Vic Sage uncovers the gruesome murder at the Science Spire construction site, only to be ambushed by Minos and his heavily armed cohorts! But what of the plans for the Science Spire and its connection to Superman?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art by Chaykin.

Howard Chaykin goes it alone in Solo #4! Taking a page from William Gaines' E.C. Comics, Chaykin delivers six spine-tingling and thought-provoking tales guaranteed to entice and entertain!

Chaykin revisits the old West in "Tall in the Saddle;" heads to the future in the science-fiction epic ³Upgrades;² plays a World War II jazz tune in "The Last Time I Saw Paris;" shows the terror of urban violence with "Bad Blood;" and infiltrates the spy genre with "Breaking and Entering." Chaykin even guest-stars in his own story, the autobiographical yarn simply titled "Horrors."

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frazer Irving

Deep in the bowels of a subterranean city, young dissenter Klarion and his cat familiar Teekl have been hand-picked as potential recruits to the Submissionary Order, a group made up of brutal lawgivers who maintain order with the help of their familiars. But Klarion's nature is to rebel against the powers-that-be, which isnıt a good idea in such a tightly controlled society -- one in which people who don't conform are swiftly judged and burned at the stake.

32 pages, $2.99, in store son April 20.


Written by Grant Morrison, art by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray, cover by Sook.

The mind-bending saga continues with another intriguing bimonthly 4-issue miniseries by puppet-master Grant Morrison and artists Ryan Sook and Mick Gray that introduces Zatanna! The sorceress attempts to boost her profile by taking part in a reality TV show that sees her undergoing a rigorous detox on a lush island near Themyscira! Here, Zatanna tries to get her head together and figure out what to do with her life. She's come to an emotional impasse as her magical powers are waning, resulting in an obsession with finding her father's lost magical journals hoping they contain the secrets she needs of his black art.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

The miniseries that has everyone talking concludes with a bang! Space Ghost's most desperate enemy forms a pact with the creature who's sworn to destroy the entire human race! Can Space Ghost protect the galaxy without being destroyed by his need for revenge?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


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

The 3-part Identity Crisis follow-up tale "Lights Out" concludes as a legion of Teen Titans engage in a final battle with Doctor Light! But Cyborgıs contingency plan may fall apart before itıs even put together, and the new Speedy learns firsthand what it means to be a Titan when she discovers Doctor Light's secret.

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


Written by Judd Winick, art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair, cover by J.G. Jones.

The Identity Crisis art team of Rags Morales and Michael Bair joins writer Greg Rucka for Part 1 of a 3-part story that takes Wonder Woman from the streets of New York to the Land of the Dead!

In "Tartarus," the goddess Athena sends Wonder Woman on a journey to retrieve something believed lost to the Olympian Gods forever. Joined by Wonder Girl and Ferdinand the minotaur, Wonder Woman must face unimagined peril to complete her mission. But should she succeed, what will Diana ask in return from the all-seeing Goddess of Wisdom? Plus, a hint of the fate of Donna Troy is revealed as an exciting new chapter in the saga of the Amazing Amazon begins.

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




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

The Question's convinced there's a mind-controlled traitor in the Justice League and sets out to investigate. Of course, no one on the team takes him seriously. Can he get to the bottom of the mystery before the League's secrets are compromised?

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


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

Reflecting the hit cartoon on Kids' WB! Gotham Cityıs never been hotter, which can only mean one thing: Firefly's back! Will Batman be able to stop this pyromaniac before Gotham's reduced to ash?

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


Written by J. Torres, art by Todd Nauck and Lary Stucker, cover by Sean Galloway.

Larry the Titan returns! But the magic imp accidentally frees the super-deformed Titans from the margins of the comic book page and lets them roam free among the "real" world. How will the Titans convince their mini-doppelgangers to return where they belong?

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


Written by Jim Alexander, Jesse McCann, Sholly Fisch and Tom Warburton, art by Kim Arndt, Robert R. Smith, Mike Kazaleh, Gary Fields, Scott Underwood and Angus Bunga, cover by Robert Pope

The Kids Next Door mobilize against an Earth-freezing menace in "Operation S.N.O.W.G.L.O.B.E.!" Plus, dental hysterics with Cow and Chicken. Boot camp with Billy and Mandy. And more!

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


Written by Earl Kress,art by David Alvarez and Walter Carzon, cover by Walter Carzon and Ruben Torreiro.

Sylvester chases Tweety down a rabbit hole that leads to Wackyland! Donıt miss this spectacular 125th issue featuring everyone from Bugs Bunny to the Last Dodo!

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


Written by Ivan Velez, Jr., Abby Denson and Amy Rogers, art by Phil Moy, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes, Christopher Cook, and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Moy.

Heads up, readers -- little Bubbles just got too tall for Townsville! How will the Girls shrink their sister back down to size?

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


Written by John Rozum, Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan, art by Joe Staton and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Staton.

A freaky cyber-spook plays cat-and-mousepad with Scooby and Shaggy! Plus, lessons on how to be a detective from the whole Mystery Inc. gang!

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

MAD #453

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Don't be an April Fool -- buy this issue of MAD! Chock-full of the hilarity youıve come to know and love!

48 pages, black and white, $3.50.




Written by Wendy and Richard Pini, art by Wendy Pini and Joe Staton cover by Wendy Pini

Another thrilling installment in the saga, collecting Elfquest: Siege At Blue Mountain #4-6 in digest form with a new cover by Wendy Pini! A Wolfrider child is kidnapped and delivered to Winnowill. Could the cubling be the key to her plan to rid the world of the elfin tribe? And how will mad Two-Edge tip the scales?

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 27.


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

The first new ElfQuest materal in years, now available in a softcover edition! In this stunning tale, the elves must adapt to a world without the Troll smiths, who forged their weapons and tools. Painfully aware of her human heritage, Shuna embarks on a quest to unite elves and humans in peace.

96 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by Will Eisner, art and cover by Eisner.

A new volume collecting Spirit sections from 1/7/48-6/27/48! This edition includes the introduction or Powder Pouf, the return of Silk Satin, and more. Featuring an introduction by movie producer Michael Uslan.

216 pages, $49.99, in stores on April 20.


Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami.

CMX. From Matoh Sanami, the popular creator of Fake, comes a fantasy featuring two sword-packing brothers who must find their father's killer in war-torn ancient China. As they search for revenge, theyıre sidetracked into adventure, stumbling upon the secrets of their origin while meeting up with plenty of weapon-wielding women and foes only too happy to take them out before they finish their quest!

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 27.


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

CMX. Amid the rubble following the explosion, Madara was nowhere to be found. While Kaos and Kirin await Madara's return, battles continue as word spreads about a mighty warrior slaying Moki. Who is this mysterious warrior? Has Madara returned, or is it someone else?

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 6.


Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura.

CMX. The thrilling tale of a girl with supernatural powers continues! Through a careless mistake, the school doctor learns of Kanade's powers. But why is he so intent on stopping her from changing the future? This volume also includes "In the Rain," a bonus feature by the same author.

200 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko.

CMX. In the latest volume of the classic series, the ever-hedonistic Eroica and his counterpart Major Eberbach steal into Iran! Constant putdowns continue from the Middle East to the icy cold of Europe, where Eberbach is forced to hire Eroica. As always, young men are seduced as a war erupts, friends are betrayed, and sexual preferences are explored.

224 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 13.


Written and illustrated by Juan Gimenez.

HUMANOIDS. A riveting space opera by Juan Gimenez. On the war-ravaged planet Alpha Nebulae, a fighter pilot named Mega learns that she's in danger, for there are those who will stop at nothing to control her -- to control the Fourth Power.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 27.


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

HUMANOIDS. This volume collects the entire serialized story originally presented in Metal Hurlant! A clone known as the Anomaly and the freedom fighter Adamċ fights to end the stranglehold of urban sprawl the city of Megalex has over the world.

112 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 13.


Written and illustrated by Enki Bilal.

HUMANOIDS. This volume collects Enki Bilal's two graphic novels Memories of Outer Space and Memories of Other Times into one deluxe trade paperback! Presenting some of his earliest works, every short story is written and illustrated by Bilal as he creates surreal and fantastic worlds with a science-fiction twist.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, art and cover by Carlos Ezquerra.

2000 A.D. A collection of action-packed adventures. On a future Earth following an atomic war, Strontium-90 fallout has caused mutation amongst humans. These mutants are hated and feared by "norms" and are forced to work in labor camps or for the Search and Destroy bounty-hunting agency, known as the "Strontium Dogs." One such mutant is Johnny Alpha, a man gifted with eyes that can see through nearly anything -- even men's minds! Now, in the first collection of Alpha's classic adventures, he meets a new partner, battles vicious killers and takes a journey into Hell itself!

192 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on April 6.


Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, art and cover by Ian Gibson.

2000 A.D. Sam Slade returns for more hilarious adventures in this second collection of classic stories! Sam;s hired for a strange case by a robotic city councilor who soon turns up dead, and a "robot union" wants Sam out of business.

160 pages, black and white, in stores on April 27.


Written by Mike Carey, art and cover by Andy Clarke.

2000 A.D. When a London punk with mild telekinetic powers discovers a black pearl that increases his abilities to unbelievable levels, he thinks he's struck it rich. But the pearl's original owners want it back.

96 pages, $12.99, in stores on April 13.




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

A hilarious trade paperback collecting two stories: The Authority: Kev and the mini-series More Kev. Down-on-his-luck S.A.S. Corporal Kev Hawkins's life has been an interesting mix of surprises and disappointments -- but nothing could prepare him for his repeated run-ins with the super-hero team The Authority.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Jenny Quantum is about to discover just how weird being a Jenny really is...and she'll never be the same! With this journey of self-discovery, she'll unlock the secrets behind who's been manipulating the Authority -- and the revelation is astounding!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

Torn by tragedy, Hugo questions his powers and wonders what his true purpose really is. As a way of atoning, he enlists in the Army to help his country during the Vietnam War. What will happen when he realizes that he cannot help resolve the conflict even with all his powers?

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

An imaginative new 6-issue miniseries telling the story of Columbia, a planned utopian community of the future.

Created a decade ago by renegade billionaire Eli Foyle, the artificial island off the California coast offered winners of a citizenship lottery the chance at a brighter tomorrow and a crime-free world. Life in Columbia was a dream...for a while. At first, the problems seemed to be no big deal -- until it became clear that a virus was affecting the municipal employees of ColumbiaŠall of whom are actually bio-animatronic robots. Now these robots have gone from civil servants to criminal masterminds ‹ and theyıve turned Columbia from an idyllic community into a hellhole of crime and urban blight!

Now Foyle's 28-year-old son Tucker has returned to Columbia fresh from the Navy SEALs, and with the help of his father and a posse of concerned Columbia citizens will begin the slow process of taking back the night. But is he too late?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

The action-packed final chapter of the 5-part "Tag." Mayor Hundred finally confronts the supernatural horror that's been terrorizing the subways and discovers the unexpected bond it shares with his previous career as the super-heroic Great Machine. Plus, an ancient ceremony is performed at Gracie Mansion, and New York City will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


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

The intriguing new series continues with a special origin issue that reveals the secret past of Sykes! When his fellow students get a little too curious about their silent classmate, a scheme is hatched to find out this kid's deal. And what they discover will shock you!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

The opening arc of this dynamic new series concludes! Assaulted from all sides, Majestic finally uncovers the truth behind the immense ark-ship and realizes the populations of countless worlds -- Earth included -- will perish unless he can put things right.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


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

The extra-sized, action-packed grand finale! As the mysterious beings who have slumbered for an eon begin to stir, Nathan Kane and his crew must intervene before worlds are laid waste -- by either the ancient race or the greedy company trying to hijack them!

48 pages, $3.50, in stores on April 20.


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

Redbird explodes from the pages of Black Ops in a 5-issue tale. Things get more complicated for Redbird as she learns the government has dispatched an assassin to terminate her!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

Holden's secret plan is finally put into motion, but the pieces are falling apart all around him. Have Tao and Lynch figured him out? Will he be able to run fast enough to stay out of their reach? Or will someone he trusts twist the knife in his back?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Juan Santacruz.

The Righteous has returned! After eight years in a coma imprisoned by an alien race, the most destructive force Earth has ever produced is awake -- and he wants to unite the world beneath his hand! Plus, what connection is there between Twilight and Rene?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Did Rosa survive her encounter with the Crocodile? And if so, will she have enough energy left to face the Dog Man and save her family? Every question is answered in the stunning conclusion of this mini-series.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Michael Moorcock, art and cover by Jerry Ordway

ABC. The conclusion of a thrilling 2-part story by legendary author Michael Moorcock and artist Jerry Ordway! Tom Strong and Solomon are recruited on a mission to save the multiverse. But has their information been tainted?. Are they really working on the side of the angels? And who is the mysterious Count Zodiac?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Kevin OıNeill.

The second miniseries by Alan Moore and Kevin OıNeill is given the Absolute treatment, arriving as am oversized, slipcased two-book hardcover set! The 224-page Book One contains the 6-issue mini-series, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, while the 224-page Book Two contains Alan Moore's entire scripts for the graphic novel, a rare and wonderful treat for any fan of sequential storytelling. Included in the script book are a number of pages of Kevin O'Neill art reproduced from the pencils and printed here for the first time.

This epic Victorian adventure continues in grand fashion as our intrepid band of heroes -- Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Dr. Thomas Jekyll and the Invisible Man (a.k.a. Hawley Griffin) -- once again face a dire threat. Only this time itıs not just the fate of an Empire that hangs in the balance -- but that of the entire world.

448 pages, $75, in stores on June 29.



100 BULLETS #60

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

Lono takes his new apprentice, Loop Huges, to Chi-town to continue his deadly training. But can Lono be trusted, or does he have ulterior motives in taking the young protégé under his wing? One guess.

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


Written by Howard Chaykin and David Tischman, art by David Hahn, cover by Frank Quitely.

A new trade paperback at a special smaller size collecting the sexy, hot-blooded miniseries in color. They say that blood is thicker than water, but it isn't thicker than money -- not even for a family of vampires like the Del Toro clan, whose cartel has run organized crime in Miami for nearly a century.

144 pages, $9.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Si Spencer, consulting by Neil Gaiman, art by Dean Ormston, cover by Duncan Fegredo.

Concluding the 2-part "Tumbling Dice." It's a familiar story retold from a fresh perspective, as we learn the sick, ugly truth behind Dogıs jealous outbursts about his sister's love life.

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


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

The dark magic miniseries continues! In 1741, Midnite enlists the aid of an old friend to conjure up a vision of Manhattan where whites are slaves, as he attempts to finish the revolution started by Cuffee years earlier. In the present, Midnite's vision quest is interrupted by the arrival of an unexpected enemy.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Donıt miss the beginning of the engrossing 5-part story "Homelands." It's a typical day back in the world from which the inhabitants of Fabletown escaped, full of war and tyranny, not to mention taxes. But in the midst of all the conquering and the slaying comes a mysterious masked man on a quest to find the woman in red he believed was killed centuries ago.

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


Written by Darren Aronofsky, adapted by Kent Williams, art and cover by Williams.

Darren Aronofsky proved himself a filmmaker to watch with his provocative debut, Pi. His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, continued the accolades, receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. His latest accomplishment, however, comes straight to comics in the form of The Fountain, a gorgeously painted, oversized original graphic novel about the timeless truths of life, love and death.

Working with acclaimed painter Kent Williams, The Fountain crisscrosses through three distinct time periods: in 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the present day, following one doctor's desperate search for the cure for cancer; and the far future, through the vast exotic reaches of space. Interweaving these three periods, The Fountain follows Tomas -- warrior, doctor, explorer -- as he feverishly tries to beat death and prolong the life of the woman he loves.

A story so grand, one medium couldn't contain it, Aronofsky is also shooting a feature film version of the story for New Regency and Warner Bros. Pictures starring Tony award-winning actor Hugh Jackman and acclaimed actress Rachel Weisz. But before he did, the filmmaker wanted The Fountain to be realized in the unique storytelling power and artistic beauty of the graphic novel. Together, Aronofsky and Williams deliver what might be considered the ultimate director;s cut.

176 pages, $29.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Part 1 of a new 6-part story, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." After another of his blunders proves disastrous for a loved one, John forms an unlikely alliance with the one being who can help him. Can John survive a perilous passage through the outskirts of Hell with this strange guide?

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


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

In the explosive conclusion to the 3-part "The Stealer," Chance returns to Los Angeles bent on revenge against the man who stole his life and identity. But Chance may encounter the biggest surprise of all when he learns there's one grave question still to be answered. Final issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.

Part 1 of the new 3-part storyline "Anti-Heist." In the wake of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, the Losers become uneasy allies with a man they have little reason to trust. But their differences must be put aside if theyıre to scupper Max's plan for an audacious mid-Atlantic heist. His target: 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

The thrilling conclusion the 3-part "Breach." As the Lilim and their allies march on Heaven, Jill Presto's magically prolonged pregnancy finally reaches term ‹ and the unborn child has not only Jill's fate, but that of Lucifer and Elaine in its hands.

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


Written by Hans Rodionoff and Ray Fawkes, art and cover by Mike Huddleston.

Screenwriter Hans Rodionoff teams up with comics writer Ray Fawkes to cowrite a 6-issue miniseries that acts as Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the ADD generation. Featuring provocative art by Mike Huddleston, Mnemovore is a paranoiac supernatural thriller about memories, monsters, and the real terror behind forgotten thoughts.

Kaley Markowic is an Olympic hopeful whose career is brought to a crashing halt. Badly injured, Kaley can barely remember her boyfriend, her family ‹ her entire life. Now, a horrifying creature appears on the scene, violating her loved ones and damaging their minds. Kaley is lost in a world where nothing has precedent and must fight to protect those who are closest to herŠeven if she canıt recall them.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 13.


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

The imaginative maxiseries masterminded by Phil Jimenez continues as the heroes of Otherworld find themselves at the LaBrea Tar Pits in California. But itıs no vacation when they're attacked by a group of cyborgs intent on destroying them. Luckily, the kids soon discover they each have unique super-powers with which they can defend themselves...now they just need to figure out how their powers work.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


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

Concluding the 2-part story "Measure of Faith," featuring guest art by Timothy Green II and a chilling cover by John Totleben. Swamp Thing discovers the terrible secret of the Riverside preacher, and it could cost everything for Jakeıs father.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Carter Lennoxıs life is spiraling out of control, and things only get worse when he spends a day following what appears to be his doppelganger. And the longer Lennox follows, the more surreal his world becomes.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 20.


Written by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Azzarello, Warren Ellis, and Si Spencer, art by Chris Bachalo, Eduardo Risso, Darick Robertson and Jerome K. Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, Mark Buckingham, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan, Jr., and Dean Ormston.

You've heard the Vertigo buzz but for some reason never took the plunge...well, now you've run out of excuses! Vertigo First Taste is a specially priced collection that allows readers entry into the most influential and provocative imprint in comics. Collecting the premiere issues of six different Vertigo series, this special 168-page trade paperback carries a suggested retail price of only $4.99 US, making it easier than ever for the curious to see why Vertigo has become synonymous for quality comics. The six issues included are Y: The Last Man#1 (written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra and José Marzan, Jr.), 100 Bullets #1 (written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso), The Books of Magick: Life During Wartime #1 (written by Si Spencer and illustrated by Dean Ormston), Sage of the Swamp Thing #21 (the first issue written by comics legend Alan Moore with art by Stephen Bissette and John Totleben), Transmetropolitan #1 (written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Darick Robertson and Jerome K. Moore) and Death: The High Cost of Living #1 (written by the best-selling co-creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Bachalo and Mark Buckingham).

160 pages, $4.99, in stores on April 6.


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

Grant Morrisonıs and Philip Bondıs modern-day, apocalyptic "Arabian Nights" concludes! Ali is dead and Prince Rama lies powerless, as the fossil devils bent on destroying the world prepare to sink the Continent of America! Can Sofia save the day, or will eternal night fall? Witness the clash of ancient empires, voyage beyond death, and watch the world as it ends in Vimanarama!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 27.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Goran Sudzuka and José Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale. Part 1 of the 4-part "Girl on Girl," featuring guest art by Goran Sudzuka. Finally leaving the United States, Yorick and his companions begin an important quest for a missing friend. Yorick joins a ragtag band of female sailors on a thrilling voyage overseas, but what dangerous new threat lurks deep beneath the Pacific?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 6.

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