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Monday, March 14, 2005


Following are DC Comics' solicitations for June, with information coming from the publisher.



Written by Devin Grayson, art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Gulacy.

Prepare yourself for an exploration into the past of one of Batman's greatest foes -- Ra's al Ghul -- by writer Devin Grayson and artists Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti in this 2-part Prestige Format miniseries!

Imagine a world in which no one dies ‹ not from accidents, murders, or natural disasters. It sounds idyllic, but just because no one can die doesn't mean they shouldn't die.

Ra's al Ghul has left a world filled with miserable, self-aware, reanimated corpses for the Batman to deal with. And when Gotham City's hospitals, homes and streets begin filling with the undead, the Dark Knight is the only one with a chance to discover the secret behind their continued animation. In order to do so, he must discover Ra's al Ghul's centuries of secret world travels.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on June 15.


Written by Bruce Jones, art by Sean Murphy, cover by Zach Howard.

The explosive conclusion of the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries revealing everything you wanted to know about the Scarecrow's origin ... but were afraid to ask! While Batman and Robin race to learn the identity of Gotham's newest villain, the Scarecrow continues his murderous revenge spree. The clock is ticking -- and more than one life hangs in the balance.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on June 22.


Written by David Lapham and Scott Beatty, art by Ramon Bachs and Nathan Massengill and Jeff Parker, cover by Lapham.

In Part 7 of the 12-part "City of Crime," the Dark Knight must rely on stealth to catch an invisible foe! But can even Batman infiltrate the forgotten parts of Gotham, where there are no rules? Plus, Part 2 of "Regnum Defende" by Scott Beatty and Jeff Parker.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


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

The Red Hood has Onyx on her heels, but Batman's still in Metropolis! Can the Dark Knight get back to Gotham in time to save the urban heroine from the city's latest costumed psycho killer? Don't miss the thrilling conclusion of "Family Reunion!"

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 22.


Written by A.J. Lieberman, art by Rick Burchett and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Cliff Chiang.

From the pages of Breach, the newly revitalized Kobra has come to Gotham -- and they're after Prometheus! But what could Hush;s bodyguard possibly have that Kobra would want, and just who is Kobra working for? All that and a loose thread from last issue, too.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


Written by J. H. Williams III and Dan Curtis Johnson, art and cover by Seth Fisher.

J. H. Williams III, Dan Curtis Johnson and Seth Fisher deliver the 5-part "Snow," telling the origin of Mr. Freeze from a new perspective! A family tragedy, coupled with the creation of an untested technological development, forges the obsession of a super-villain.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


Written by Russell Lissau, Will Pfeifer and Andersen Gabrych art by Brad Walker, Pete Woods and others, cover by Al Barrionuevo and Bit.

Discover how Batman has been affected by the loss of his partners! Batman must face Gotham City's danger alone for the first time in years, face the GCPD, and deal with Spoiler's death. Plus, profiles of Batman's former allies by Pete Woods, Phil Hester and more.

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on June 29.


Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, art by Kano and Stefano Gaudiano, cover by Sean Phillips.

Introducing new series penciller Kano. Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka reunite to tell a tale so big it brings all the detectives of Central together. A body turns up in Gotham belonging to...Robin? That means one thing: Batman's going to get involved!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


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

The engrossing miniseries continues! Two-Face has drugged Batman, and now the Dark Knight must battle against his own Jekyll and Hyde syndrome. But what impact will Two-Face's struggles with his own identity have on Batman and his own scarred psyche?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


Written by Steve Englehart, art and cover by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin.

The mini-series reuniting this classic Batman creative team continues! In issue #3, Bruce Wayne's relationship with Silver St. Cloud deepens, and an old, forgotten Batman foe with an eye toward doubling the Gotham Guardian's misery returns!

And the action continues in issue #4, released two weeks later! Batman and Silver St. Cloud had their hands full dealing with the Joker¹s bid for mayor...and things will only get worse when they face the Scarecrow.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1 and June 15.


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

The conclusion to Catwoman's adventure in Rome. 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 June 29.


Written by Will Pfeifer, art by Pete Woods, cover by Adam Hughes.

Acclaimed writer Will Pfeifer, artist Pete and cover artist Adam Hughes come aboard to steer the feline fatale in an explosive direction. While trying to determine why the East End has remained unaffected by Black Mask following "War Games," Catwoman finds herself presented with a tempting offer from none other than Hush! But her mission isn't what it seems, and she may bring about death on a massive scale.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 22.


Written by Bill Finger, Don Cameron and others, art by Bob Kane, Dick Sprang, Win Mortimer and others cover by Sprang.

Batman is back and at his Golden Age peak in a new volume collecting Detective Comics #120-135 (1947-48)! The Dark Knight and Robin face off against the Penguin, Catwoman, the Joker and more. Plus, an introduction by comics historian Bill Schelly.

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on June 15.


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

Dick Grayson is living a lie. His mission to break into the heart of Gotham's underworld is about to lead him straight into the heart of evil: the Black Mask. With only his instincts and training, will he be able to keep his cover and his cool? Maybe not, when he finds out how much The Family knows about his past life...

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 8.

ROBIN #139

Written by Bill Willingham, art and cover by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens.

Hot off "Nightwing: Year One," artists Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens begin a run as the new art team of Robin. Yet another assassin has come to Blüdhaven answering the call of the Penguin. His name is The Catcher, and he's got orders to take out the Boy Wonder with his army of canine killers! Meanwhile, an old face visits the abandoned Louis E. Grieve Memorial High School -- a terrifying old face.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 22.

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Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Karl Kerschl.

The new creative team of Greg Rucka and Karl Kerschl continues! With Ruin's identity revealed, Clark Kent must come to grips with the fact that someone close to him has betrayed him. Meanwhile, Lois continures her investigation into who was really behind her shooting.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


Written by Mark Verheiden, art and cover by Ed Benes.

The new creative team of Mark Verheiden and Ed Benes continues with the introduction of Blackrock -- a new villain who makes his presence known when his powers go out of control, Can Superman take him out without becoming a bigger menace to the citizens of Metropolis?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 1.


Written by Gail Simone, art by John Byrne and Nelson, cover by Byrne.

The amazing new creative team of Gail Simone, John Byrne and Nelson reveals the truth about the terrifying new villain Repulse, who levels half the city in her search for Dr. Polaris. And Superman is helpless before her power...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


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

It's the penultimate issue of the summer's hottest mini-series! After a successful trip to Gotham City -- where it appears Batman has sided with Luthor -- a new hero emerges from the streets of Metropolis, giving new meaning to the word "hope" for a man whose only desire is to rid the world of Superman.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


Written by Michael Turner and Joe Kelly, art by Talent Caldwell and Jason Gorder, cover by Turner.

A softcover edition collecting the 6-part tale originally presented in Action Comics #812-813, Adventures of Superman #625-626 and Superman #202-203. The Man of Steel finds himself on Krypton -- but can he escape and return to Earth?

128 pages, $9.99, in stores on June 8.


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

The creative team supreme of writer Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines ratchet up the intensity in Part 3 of the 6-part "With a Vengeance!" After revealing the mysterious puppet master who has sent the Maximums after Superman and Batman, the World's Finest make a daring escape. But they'll never escape alive when they come face to face with...themselves? It can't get more lethal than when they travel "All Across the Universes!" Plus...not introducing the startling Bizarro and Batzarro!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.


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

A hardcover collecting the story ³Absolute Power,² originally presented in Superman/Batman #14-18. In this reality-bending tale, Superman and Batman rule the earth with an iron fist, with humanity bending to their will. Before long, the World¹s Finest Duo is sent careening through a series of bizarre alternate earths, facing an assortment of classic DC characters including Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more.

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 13.

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

The full wrath of Aquaman comes down on Black Manta! Meanwhile, Aquagirl returns from Atlantis with Koryak, causing Aquaman to question his feelings for two women.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 1.


Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Wagner

A softcover edition of Matt Wagner's triumphant story that sheds light on the first meeting of DC's triumvirate. Will the combined might of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman be enough to save the world from the mad schemes of Ra's al Ghul?

208 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 29.


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

A story tying into The OMAC Project #3. Oracle's out of control, and an eye in the sky is targeting her -- just when Canary and Wildcat, facing a set of legendary assassins, need her most!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


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

Morgaine Le Fey means to hold Etrigan in thrall as she did in days of old! But since the Demon barely answers to Jason Blood, she might be in for a surprise! Plus, an incredible mystery begins -- and don't miss cameos by Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 1.


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

The fallout from Breach's battle with the JLA continues! While Breach rages against his inability to stop a new threat, evil is afoot. Plus, Tim comes face-to-face with Mac; more on the mysterious Tobias Underwood; and Mac's wife is revealed!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


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

Cliff and Rita experiment with the Chief's new time-travel technology and are transported to two seminal days in Doom Patrol history. Will their appearance in the past change history for better or worse?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 22.


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

The 6-issue miniseries spinning from DC Countdown heats up as the Shadowpact -- made up of Ragman, Blue Devil, The Enchantress, Nightmaster, and yes, Detective Chimp -- attempt to hunt down the Spectre! But they may change their minds once they see what the Spectre does to Dr. Fate...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


Written by Phil Jimenez, art by José Luís García-López and George Pérez, cover by Phil Jimenez and George Pérez.

A 4-issue miniseries written by Phil Jimenez that unites artistic titans José García-López and George Perez for the first time and heralds the triumphant return of one of the DCU¹s most popular characters! She was raised as a goddess, linked by blood to Wonder Woman, crowned as a Titan among both mortals and gods ‹ but Donna Troy's story is the triumph of the human spirit.

Torn from Earth by the events of Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day, Donna Troy has reemerged among the Titans of Myth as Troia, Goddess of the Moon. But memories of a different life haunt her as she leads the Titans of Myth in the final battle of a long campaign of interplanetary conquest, gathering weapons, warriors, and worshippers to fulfill a mission she has begun to doubt. It will take the combined might of the Outsiders and the Teen Titans to solve this cosmic mystery and reveal Troia's true destiny to her: a cosmic hero destined to unite legions against a threat to the entire universe!

The Return of Donna Troy is a new beginning for Donna Troy -- and a stunning prologue of things to come throughout the entire DCU.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.


Written by Stuart Moore, art by Jamal Igle and Rob Stull, cover by Matt Haley.

It's a new beginning for Jason Rusch as writer Stuart Moore debuts. Inspired by his encounter with his predecessor, Firestorm is determined to make the most of his life as both Jason and Firestorm. That means a new job at S.T.A.R. Labs, a new apartment, and college. But two shadowy new threats may cut his plans short -- and show just how powerful Firestorm really is!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 1.


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

Zoom is back in Part 4 of the 6-part "Rogue War," and he aims to upset the balance of the war and teach Wally West a new lesson in the differences between hero and villain! But Captain Cold and the Rogues aren't about to take Zoom¹s interference sitting down.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 29.


Written by James Peaty, art by Eric Battle and Jack Purcell, cover by James Jean.

Anarky returns in an issue by James Peaty, Eric Battle and Jack Purcell. A bomb kills dozens and spreads terror throughout Green Arrow's hometown. Can Ollie take the mad bomber down before he strikes again?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


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

Hawkman and Hawkgirl are no more, and as more villains from Hawkman's past crawl out of the woodwork to terrorize St. Roch, the city gets what it needs -- a new Hawkman!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

The new series following the adventures of Hal Jordan continues. The Emerald Warrior continues his mission to bring the light back into the darkest corners of the DCU! While struggling to realign his life on Earth, Hal Jordan makes a horrifying discovery in the farthest reaches of space -- one that holds the key to the future of the Green Lantern Corps.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.


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

The two concluding chapters to "I Can't Believe It's Not the Justice League," both released in June! In issue #7, the Super Buddies are back from their stint in Hell, faced with bigger problems (if you can believe it)! Blue Beetle has amnesia, and a giant-sized G'Nort is rampaging through the city! But before the Buddies can help, they'll have to get past the Power Posse!

And it all comes to a head in issue #8! The Super Buddies have got it bad: They're stuck in a parallel universe, separated into two groups, and in for the fight of their lives. Caught between a Godzilla-sized G'Nort and their evil doppelgangers in the Power Posse, it's up to Guy Gardner and Booster Gold to save the day and return everyone to their strip mall headquarters.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15 and June 29.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Don Kramer, Keith Champagne, Rags Morales and Michael Bair, cover by John Watson.

A thrilling collection reprinting JSA #56-58 and Hawkman #23-25. Black Adam brings old world justice to Kahndaq as Hawkman seizes control of the JSA and brings them to the turbulent Middle East for an epic battle. And don't miss the sequel to this story in JSA #74.

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 15.


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

The explosive miniseries finale! Vera Black's sanity -- and her life -- are on the line as she battles her brother, Manchester Black! And if she loses, the Elite, the JLA, and all of London will suffer the horrible consequences. The JLE goes out with a bang -- and a surprise.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.

JLA #115

Written by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg, art by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer, cover by Rags Morales and Farmer.

A star-studded creative team starts a 5-issue tale that has the JLA confronting the fallout from Identity Crisis. Geoff Johns is joined by The O.C. writer/producer Allan Heinberg for the first installment of this gripping adventure featuring visuals by Chris Batista and Mark Farmer and a cover by Identity Crisis artist Rags Morales and Farmer.

Before they can discuss the actions and repercussions of the League within the League, the JLA first must battle some old foes. The Secret Society of Super Villains has returned -- and somehow they have more information on the heroes' lives than ever before.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 8.

JSA #74

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Leonard Kirk and Keith Champagne, cover by Alex Ross.

Part 2 of the 3-part "Black Vengeance," tying into Day of Vengeance and acting as a follow-up to last year¹s "Black Reign!" The JSA ventures into Black Adam's homeland, coming face-to-face with the Spirit of Vengeance and the new Eclipso! But they arrive as unwanted guests, and one of their own suffers a serious setback. Meanwhile, the strange developments surrounding Power Girl continue...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 1.


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

The extraterrestrial parasite within Ulysses Adams is grooming him to be the progenitor of a new human race...and only the scientist Paracelsus and his minions are happy about that!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.


Written by Marv Wolfman and Phil Jimenez, art by George Pérez, Jimenez, Dick Giordano and others, cover by George Pérez and Jimenez.

One of the most popular Titans members ever is the focus of this all-new collection featuring The New Teen Titans #38, Tales Of The New Teen Titans #50, The New Titans #50-55, Titans/Outsiders Secret Files 2003 and much more.

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 1.


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

The Legion is one big happy team, right? Guess again! As divisions begin to take root over who's really in charge, the team learns another chilling secret about the United Planets -- a secret that may remove a key Legionnaire from the playing field.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


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

Guest-starring two legendary ex-Manhunters as they come face-to-face with the Manhunter stalker! It's up to current titleholder Kate Spencer to stop the killer -- and you¹ll never guess who it is.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Jesus Saiz, cover by Ladrönn.

The gripping miniseries spinning out of DC Countdown continues. Once, she was the woman who broke Bruce Wayne's heart. Now, Checkmate agent Sasha Bordeaux might just break Batman's will by revealing the mind-blowing power behind the OMAC Project -- unless an OMAC agent gets to Sasha and the Dark Knight first.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 29.


Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frazier Irving.

Grant Morrison and Frazier Irving continue the exciting Seven Soldiers saga in this bi-monthly mini-series. Pursued by the Horigal, Klarion reaches the Foundation Stone -- the great underground market as seen in The Guardian -- only to find the Sheeda and the evil Queen Morgayne waiting for him in the dark, dank tunnels.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.


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

Justin and his winged horse Vanguard are faced with earth-shattering choices as the evil Morgayne releases an unstoppable monster whose only mission is to seek out and destroy the Shining Knight! Meanwhile, in a nightmare landscape, the dreaded Sheeda plunder and strip the smoking ruins of Avalon and prepare to send their spoils to the hungry citizens of the Gothic Imperium.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.


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

The Amazons drop off Zatanna and Vicky in Las Vegas where Zatanna is scheduled for a magic show. But they're sidetracked when they meet the old magician Ali Ka-Zoom, the Merlin of the Ghetto, who warns them about the threat of the Sheeda and reveals a prophecy of doom.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


Written by Darwyn Cooke, art and cover by Cooke.

Writer/artist Darwyn Cooke takes the reins in Solo #5, telling a series of enthralling stories in his unique style! Saddle up to the bar and grab a stool next to Slam Bradley, as the down-on-his-luck P.I. guides you through some of the craziest tales he's ever heard. Thrill to the adventures of King Faraday in Cuba, dig the Question's Middle Eastern math lesson, and attempt to understand a geek's growing passion for his vacuum cleaner. And Slam's stories end with a bang, as he spins a revenge yarn featuring Batman.

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on June 29.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Matthew Clark and Art Thibert, cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza.

Part 3 of the 4-part "The Insiders," crossing over between the Teen Titans and Outsiders! Recovering from their first confrontation with Lex Luthor, the Titans and the Outsiders come under fire by another secret weapon -- a squad of Superman robots! But with the changes to two team members, have the villains already won?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Carlos D¹Anda, cover by Mike McKone and Marlo Alquiza.

The explosive finale of the 4-part "The Insiders" crossover with Teen Titans! Lex Luthor and his allies threaten to finish what they started and tear the teams apart. What does Donna Troy have to do with it all?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 29.


Written by Dave Gibbons, art and cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos.

The epic space war spinning out of DC Countdown continues to reverberate throughout the galaxy as Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner and Kilowog join the fight with L.E.G.I.O.N. against the Khund hordes! Meanwhile, Hawkman and Hawkgirl find themselves at odds with Thanagarian cop Hawkwoman.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


Written by Scott Beatty, art and cover by Keron Grant.

This debut issue introduces the DCU¹s newest daring duo. Orphan Mikey Devante was just looking for an after-school job at a local fast-food restaurant. But caught between the Floronic Man, bent on liberating the salad bar from carb-conscious consumers, and Vulcan, a flame-wielding hero determined to sautée the poisonous Plant Master, Mikey may have bitten off more than he can chew -- especially when he's hand-picked to become Vulcan's newest sidekick! But how will Mikey learn the ropes of heroism when Vulcan bites the dust before training him? Find out as this 6-issue mini-series begins.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


Written by Gail Simone, art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, cover by J.G. Jones.

The explosive miniseries exploring the underbelly of the DCU continues. Six extraordinary criminals stand against DC's heroes and the combined might of Earth's villains, united by the powerful and secretive Society. Plus, someone on the team may be a traitor who will push the villains beyond the limits of endurance.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 1.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair, cover by J.G. Jones.

The events of Countdown begin to bear down on the Amazon Princess as the Identity Crisis art team of Rags Morales and Michael Bair continues its run on Wonder Woman. The Amazon Warrior has returned from the Underworld, seemingly triumphant in her mission for Athena...but a lot has changed in her absence. A new challenge is drawing near, and Wonder Woman's response will shake the DCU to its core.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 29.

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

Reflecting the cartoon on Kids WB! The Penguin's got Batman on the ropes, and the Dark Knight's last hope is...Alfred? The keeper of the Batcave may be the only hope Batman has, but even this newer, stranger dynamic duo may not be able to save Gotham City.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 8.


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

Atlas accidentally pulls Starfire and Raven into his virtual world! While Robin and Cyborg work on getting the girls back, Beast Boy discovers he can control Raven with his game controller. And Gizmo learns he can hack into the game as well!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 22.


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

When the unpredictable Madmen steal a nuclear weapon, the League is helpless. It could be anywhere, used for any purpose. To get it back, the team must turn to someone whose thinking is as off-kilter as its foes. Enter the Creeper.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 1.


Written by Craig Boldman, Bill Matheny and others, art by David Alvarez, Horacio Ottolini and others.

A collection of the world's favorite wisecracking rabbit! Filled to the brim with 112 pages of improbable gags, lighthearted fights and oddly convincing disguises, this first volume of stories selected from the treasured archives of Looney Tunes is sure to tickle the funny bones of both children and the childlike.

112 pages, $6.99, in stores on June 8.


Written by Chuck Kim, Bill Matheny and others, art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo and others.

It's duck season again! Everyone's favorite foul-tempered fowl explodes into his own digest-sized collection with this first volume of Daffy Duck stories straight from the pages of Looney Tunes! Packed with hilarity and anger management issues, this collection will warm the hearts of curmudgeons everywhere.

112 pages, $6.99, in stores on June 8.


Written by Jim Alexander, Robbie Busch, Paul Kupperberg and Tom Warburton, art by Peter Bagge, Mike Kazaleh, Robert Pope, Mike Wetterhahn and Tim Chi Ly, cover by Robert Pope.

Whoa, pretty mamas! Johnny Bravo finds himself living a dream as gorgeous women compete on a TV show for his attention. Also, the Kids Next Door are cooking up some trouble.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 29.


Written by Sam Agro, Bill Matheny and Frank Strom art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Mike DeCarlo, Neal Sternecky and Ruben Torreiro, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo

Hold your breath, because this issue is full of Pépé Le Pew! Meanwhile, surf¹s up for Bugs, and tides of trouble are coming in for Sam!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 1.


Written by Christina Z, Robbie Busch and Amy Keating-Rogers, art by Chris Cook, Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.

Buttercup finds out some video games are just a bit too real! And meet Townsville's new number one citizen...Sedusa?

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 22.


Written by John Rozum and Ivan Velez, art by Joe Staton, Paris Cullins, Andrew Pepoy and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Staton.

Jinkies! Just what the heck are they anyway? Scooby and the gang are about to find out! Plus, fun facts about bats and more.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on June 15.

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MAD #455

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

This month, MAD points out the humor in popular movies, television, and the less fortunate -- it's pure comedy gold! (Convincing, aren't we?)

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on June 1.

MAD XL #34

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

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

96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on June 8.


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

The Siege at Blue Mountain storyline comes to a close as Rayek meets up with the evil Winnowill and a new, dangerous alliance is formed! Plus, Cutter and the Wolfriders have stormed the mountain to rescue the cub Windkin and will not rest until all are safely returned.

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on June 29.


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CMX. A high-quality digital film grab adaptation of the newly released feature film Appleseed. At the end of the Third World War, a utopian city is founded from the ashes of conflict. A young female super soldier is recruited from the remains of the battered battlefield to serve as the city's guardian. What she discovers is not the promised land of peace, but rather a city on the brink of committing mass genocide upon its unsuspecting citizens! Will she uncover the sinister truth and stop the terror before it's too late.

160 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 22.


Written and illustrated by Takanashi Mitsuba.

CMX. Continuing the thrilling saga by Takanashi Mitsuba! Saito Kayano¹s mother and Edogawa Takeru's father dive into their blissful marriage, as mother and daughter move into the Edogawa household. But things aren't so blissful for Kayano and her new stepbrother, a tortured and complicated kid who switches from being a heartless bully to protective, caring friend. And despite herself, Kayano finds herself falling in love with him! Now Kayano must deal with a new family and new relationship, while she tries to cope with feelings she doesn't understand.

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on June 29.


Written and illustrated by Itoh Sei, original concept by Yasuda Hitoshi/Group SNE.

CMX. Kasche continues her quest to become a monster summoner! Kasche's hunt for the stolen Guardian of Knowledge has led her to the once-peaceful city of Wallace, where rebellion is brewing under its Lord. But the truth is more sinister than a mere coup! With the aid of mercenary Cuervo and the comely demon Nastasha, not to mention a little assistance from a mysterious and lecherous lizard-man, Kasche must infiltrate the palace and steal back the Guardian before it can be used to unlock the dangerous Encyclopedia Verum.

176 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on June 8.


Written by Yasui Kentaro, art by Kotobuki Tsukasa, design cooperation by TASA.

CMX. Harman Cartel, leader of Assassins Guild "Crimson Despair," faces off against mysterious former mercenary Leroy Schwartz in a battle for the ages! Leroy, deprived of his sentient long-sword Ragnarok, must defend himself against the monstrous Cartel in hand-to-hand combat. What secret does Cartel hold of Leroy's past -- could Leroy have Dark Ones' blood flowing in his veins? Or could it be something even more sinister? If Leroy can survive long enough, he might just find out!

196 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on June 15.


Written and illustrated by Higuri You.

CMX. How far will one man go for love? Find out in Seimaden, the tale of Lawless, who agreed to become a demon in order to free his one true love Alice from a demon king! Lawless became the next Demon King, and Alice was freed -- with death. Lawless, however, realized that his new inhuman status gave him a rare opportunity: by being the cruelest and best Demon King, he survived long enough to see Alice reincarnated, and then he would effectively be reunited with her. Lawless, after living through the centuries, has finally found his beloved reincarnated as Hilde, a dancer who has no memories of her own past or identity. Now he must see if she will accept him as a creature of the underworldŠ

180 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on June 22.


Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Ian Gibson.

2000 A.D. When Halo Jones grows bored with her life in The Hoop -- a futuristic world where jobs are scarce and excitement nonexistent -- she sets out to see the galaxy any way she can. But can she survive the highs and lows that lie in her path, including an extended period of shipboard servitude and a tour of duty in a terrifying war that defies the physics of space and time?

200 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on June 1.


Written by John Smith, art by Mick Austin, Pauline Doyle, Mike Hadley and Chris Weston, cover by Weston.

2000 A.D. This elite trouble-shooting organization cleans up the mess left by time travelers, meddlers and monstersŠfor a price! Join Prime Agents Winwood and Cord, Almaranda, Fegredo and Brecht and more in this amazing collection of hallucinatory adventures!

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 22.


Written by Gerry Finley-Day, art by Brett Ewins, Cam Kennedy and Colin Wilson, cover by Ewins

2000 A.D. Rogue Trooper's quest to hunt down and kill the traitor responsible for the deaths of his comrades continues in this second explosive collection! Rogue finds himself at Fort Neuropa, whose inhabitants are starting to become very strange indeed.

192 pages, black and white, $17.99, in stores on June 8.


Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky, art and cover by M¦bius.

Humanoids. The Incal Vol. 2: The Epic Journey Continues the adventure of John Difool, illustrated by M¦bius, written by Alexandro Jodorowsky and with updated colors by Valérie Beltran! Internationally acclaimed illustrator and film designer for Alien, The Abyss and The Fifth Element, M¦bius influenced a generation of readers and artists with The Incal and countless other works.

John Difool, a low-class detective in a degenerate world, found his life turned upside down when he discovered an ancient artifact called ³The Incal.² Now he travels across the cosmos with his pet concrete bird Deepo and the universe's greatest warrior, the Metabaron, racing against time to keep The Great Darkness from unleashing destruction upon infinite galaxies.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 22.


Written by Anne Ploy, art and cover by Loïc Malnati.

Humanoids. This thrilling prequel to Trangenesis 2029 Vol. 1: Fides explores a frightening melding of religion, technology and government! Three students of Octagonia have a mission: to create a model of the supreme god. But when their program is stolen, they find themselves trapped in a deadly worldwide conspiracy.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 29.

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Plotted by Alan Moore, written by Leah Moore and John Reppion, art by Shane Oakley and George Freeman, cover by Dave Gibbons.

Rediscover the classic heroes of Britain¹s yesteryear in a new series. Britain never had any super-heroes. It had something much stranger: a collection of paragons, monsters, and clowns that vanished a quarter century ago, never to be seen again. Who were Robot Archie and the Steel Claw? Who was Captain Hurricane, or the Spider? And where have they been for 25 years? Find out in the spectacular and historic first issue of Albion.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.


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

Beginning the longest, most ambitious Astro City epic ever! In the wake of a global catastrophe during the early '70s, two brothers deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight, newcomers like Apollo Eleven, and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the Silver Agent. The Dark Age consists of four 4-issue arcs stretching across Astro City's darkest era. Find out why the '70s were so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the depths of it.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


Written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant, art and cover by Simon Bisley.

The team that delivered one outrageous crossover is back for another round ‹ and this time, the kid gloves are off!

In 2003's The Authority/Lobo: Jingle Hell, Jenny Quantum, after finding a copy of the Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special, brought Lobo to the WildStorm Universe to punish him for killing Santa. The only problem? After bringing Lobo into the WildStorm fold, she forgot to put him back -- and he's been rampaging there for well over a year!

So what would everyone's favorite Czarnian do? For starters, he'd go looking for the Easter Bunny, who still owes him the money from the Santa hit. Only one hitch: There's no Easter Bunny in the WildStorm Universe! Chaos ensues!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on June 22.


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

As the Authority comes together at Jenny's urging, learn what the mysterious one-time Weatherman Henry Bendix has been doing in their absence. What mad schemes has he hatched, and is he ready to face the team head-on? Plus, learn the fate of a missing teammate.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


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

Part 1 of "Fact vs. Fiction!" When Mayor Mitchell Hundred is summoned for jury duty, the retired hero has no idea what horrors await him. And while the Mayor becomes part of a shocking trial, the rest of his administration must deal with the unexpected arrival of an all-new super-hero on the streets of New York City.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

The futuristic mini-series by Howard Chaykin continues. Things have gone downhill fast in the nanotech paradise Columbia. And when Tucker takes a stand against mechanical mobsters Frankie Machina and Adam Zero, things start to heat up.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.


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

Summer vacation begins here! Where does Punchy go between semesters? Who are his parents? Who does he hang out with? Does he get any action? Find out all this and more. Plus, there's a new super-powered teen on the block -- say hello to the mysterious Flora.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


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

Get ready for wall-to-wall action as Majestic, alone on a world full of his darkest enemies, squares off with one of the few beings in the galaxy who can match him in power and combat skills! What makes matters worse is...they used to be friends.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.


Written by Devin Grayson, art and cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Continuing to unravel the suspenseful tale of Lt. Isabel Cardona tracking down a deadly serial killer. Isabel finds out the hard way that the Cuban Mafia is far more interested in her theories than the Miami police are. Left in a compromising position by the Matador himself, Isabel begins to lose her way when she finds herself officially relieved from work duties -- and unofficially taken under the wing of the local crime lord!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


Written by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell, art and covers by Campbell.

A new breed of heroes is born when five teenaged friends create holographic forcefields which allow them to duplicate the powers of the animal kingdom. These high-tech heroes are the Wildsiderz, and this is the action-packed issue where the fun begins!

This low-priced special introduces the entire Wildsiderz cast in their own fully illustrated bio pages. Join Campbell and co-creator Hartnell as they take you inside the studio. From exclusive concept sketches to an in-depth interview with the creators, you'll learn all the secrets behind their latest creation.

But this extra-special issue is much more than that, with all-new, full-color, cover-to-cover artwork created for this book, including a Hollywood-style first look at the ongoing series in an 8-page preview story that's exclusive to this issue!

32 pages, $1.99, in stores on June 15.


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

The penultimate chapter of the thrilling mini-series! The Righteous issues a warning to the world: live in peace or die! And in the parallel world of Veridian, the devastating anomaly is reaching critical mass. Will Rene and Twilight be able to avert a pandimensional disaster?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


Written by Joe Casey, art by Ben Oliver, cover by Chris Sprouse

ABC. When Pneuman begins a pattern of strange behavior, Tom Strong and Solomon undertake one of their most amazing adventures -- a "Fantastic Journey" that takes them from the spires of Millennium City to the cold heart of a robot!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 8.



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

In the aftermath of battle, Tim must finally confront the Faerie Queene and face the consequences of all his actions. And her majesty wants nothing less than his head.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 22.


Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.

The very ship the Losers came out to help is sinking. Its crew is drowning. Max's reinforcements have arrived. Their ally-turned-adversary, Roque, has gotten his hands on 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, and his men have the upper hand. Now it's up to the Losers to go on the offensive and take it all away from themŠ

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 29.


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

In part 1 of the 5-part story "Return to the Homelands," after fighting his way from one world to another, Boy Blue reaches the Imperial City, the capital of the Adversary's vast empire, and confronts The Adversary. Can he possibly defeat The Adversary in single combat and rescue his lost love?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 8.


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

Part 1 of the 6-part story "Morningstar." As Lucifer and Elaine re-enter the world, they must confront the offspring of the living tarot deck known as the Basanos, newly spawned from Jill Presto. Meanwhile, the lines of battle are being drawn around the Silver City, and the angels of the host are about to face an ambush from a quarter they never expected.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on June 15.


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

In the blazing conclusion to the thought-provoking mini-series, Midnite pushes Manhattan's rebelling slaves to the limits of destruction, though Fortune is determined to end the suffering. But his betrayal of Papa Midnite has repercussions that still shake New York -- and the immortal Midnite -- centuries later.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


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

Part 3 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." In the depths of Hell, Constantine undergoes an unholy communion and learns more about both allies and enemies than he ever wanted to know. Whether he'll survive to use the knowledge is another matter...

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on June 29.


Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, Ryan Kelly, P. Craig Russell and Ted Naifeh, cover by Christopher Moeller.

Collecting issues #45 and #50-54, in which the Lightbringer faces a deadly new threat to both his Creation and that of Yahweh. Also featured is the special 40-page story "Lilith" from issue #50, illustrated by award-winner P. Craig Russell, and "Neutral Ground" from issue #45, illustrated by Ted Naifeh.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 29.


Written by Mike Carey, art and cover by Glenn Fabry.

Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, the novel of urban fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author and writer of Sandman, comes to comics for the first time in this nine-part series. Vertigo's exclusive adaptation features scripts by Mike Carey and the artwork of Glenn Fabry, with Neil Gaiman overseeing the project as consultant.

Hidden far beneath the modern city is London Below, a strange alternate world of swirling colors, casual magic and gothic danger, populated by misfit characters who have, quite literally, fallen through the cracks of the workaday world above. The tale begins as Richard Mayhew, a very decent but very ordinary man, stumbles across Door, an extraordinary young lady from a London that Richard never dreamed could exist. His single act of kindness toward her immediately costs him his fiancé, brings a pair of unthinkably ruthless assassins to his flat, and sends him on a quest that could quickly end with his own untimely demise.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


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

Kaley's world is falling apart. The enemy has been revealed. Now she must accept that the entity is real, not just a paranoid construction of her damaged mind. But Kaley's not the only one who's started seeing things. An alcoholic businessman across the country may know exactly what she's up againstŠbut does he have the strength to resist it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.


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

Siobhan embraces her magical blessings and agrees to be a disciple of Cessaire. But can Cessaire be trusted with a magician as powerful as her naïve student? Meanwhile, Donnie and Andy discover a secret lair filled with mythological beasts.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 22.


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

Collecting the fourth story arc (issues #13-16) from the re-imagination of the original Golden Age Sandman, The Vamp continues the story of Wesley Dodds and his soon-to-be paramour (and narrator) Dian Belmont as they become entangled in mystery from two different directions.

104 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 15.


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

"Healing the Breach" Part 2 of 4. While Swamp Thing battles a strange bio-tech invader in the Green, Professor Schiller gives up his conscious mind and commits to reliving the final days of his relationship with Alec Holland's first wife, Linda. Out in the Gulf of Mexico, a strange uncurling beast living at the bottom of the polluted "Dead Zone" begins to rise. The Louisiana storm season has begun.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.


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

The engaging series continues with the introduction of a character whose life is about to get a lot more interesting. Meet Leonard -- an average guy living a life that leaves a lot to be desired. But when Leonard is "pulled" into his alternate life as a Trigger, it gives him a fleeting glimpse of a life that he can only dream of -- literally.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 15.


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

Collecting on of the most talked-about series of the year by superstar creators Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, who provides a new cover, WE3 tells the unforgettable story of three innocent pets ‹ a dog, a cat and a rabbit -- who have been converted into deadly cyborgs by a sinister military weapons program. With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program's prototypes, and now that their testing is complete they're slated to be permanently "de-commissioned" -- until they seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team must navigate a frightening and confusing world where their instincts and heightened abilities make them as much a threat as those hunting them -- but a world, nonetheless, in which somewhere there is something called "home."

104 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 1.


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

Part 3 of the 4-part "Girl on Girl." When questions of loyalty arise from the all-female crew of The Whale, Yorick must decide whether his allegiances lie with his old companions or his new mate, who happens to be captain of the potentially mutinous ship.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on June 1.

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