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Monday, April 11, 2005


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



Written by Frank Miller, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. The all-new saga of Batman and Robin begins here! The people responsible for some of comicdom's greatest tales, Frank Miller and Jim Lee team up for the first time to bring you Batman and Robin like you've never seen them before in this imaginative reinvention of these classic characters that will have your eyes popping and your head spinning!

All hell breaks loose at the circus as millionaire Bruce Wayne and gal pal Vicki Vale witness a young boy's life shattered before their eyes. Orphaned, Dick Grayson has nowhere to go and no one to turn to -- no one but Bruce Wayne and the shadow of the bat!

Expect action, adventure, guest-stars and the unexpected as Miller and Lee deliver the ultimate tales of the Dynamic Duo. This issue will ship with two covers by Lee and Williams, featuring Batman (50 percent) and Robin (50 percent).

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


Written by Jeph Loeb, art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

The complete 12-part saga written by Jeph Loeb with art by fan-favorites Jim Lee and Scott Williamscollected together for the first time in the oversized Absolute format! This slipcased edition includes Batman #608-619 as well as the two-page origin of Batman (originally seen only on and the special story from Wizard: The Comics Magazine. The year-long "Hush" -- an epic tale of friendship, trust, and betrayal that spans a lifetime -- reinvigorated the Dark Knight, pitting him against the deadliest members of his Rogue's Gallery and introducing his newest foe!

This Absolute edition includes an all-new cover by Lee and Williams, a Jim Lee Sketchbook, and issue-by-issue commentary by the creative team.

372 pages, $49.99, in stores on Sept. 7.


Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Chris Marrinan and Andrew Pepoy, cover by Jock.

The Mad Hatter's implant is driving Killer CrocŠwell, mad! Can Batman save the reptilian rogue before he shreds himself into an early grave? And can the Dark Knight save the Hatter from bloody, bestial retribution?

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


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

The classic Batman creative team of Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin concludes the exciting 6-issue miniseries! In issue #5, Silver St. Cloud has been abducted by the Joker so that her boyfriend, Evan Gregory, will drop out of the Gotham gubernatorial race. Little does the Joker know that Silver and Gregory have separated -- and her new beau is the Batman!

And in the thrilling issue #6, Batman has traced the Joker to a decaying mansion that serves as the shelter for a special hostage: Silver St. Cloud! Unfortunately for the Dark Knight, the mansion is also a funhouse loaded with death traps! Can he rescue Silver and prevent the Joker from winning the election?

32 pages, $2.99 in stores on July 7 and July 27.


Written by David Lapham and Andersen Gabrych, art by Ramon Bachs, Nathan Massengill, Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Lapham.

Part 8 of the 12-part "City of Crime!" Paranoia and distrust. Certain death. That's what Batman and Robin face in a Gotham that bears little resemblance to the one they protect! Plus, Part 1 of "The Beast Beneath" by Gabrych, Castillo and Ramos.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20.


Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Andy Kuhn, cover by Amanda Conner.

In search of her mother's identity, Cassandra hits the open road! But a quick rest stop leads to a furious, super-powered throwdown, as Batgirl comes face-to-face with the leather-clad Verraco -- the Road Hog!

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


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

Batman's battle with Hush for the life of Poison Ivy may be over, but a surprising ramification to Bruce Wayne's life may publicly compromise his secret identity! You must witness the shock ending to believe it!

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


Written by Paul Jenkins, art and cover by Sean Phillips.

It's the other side of the coin, as artist Sean Phillips takes over the intriguing 6-issue miniseries! After being beaten and left for dead, Batman pieces together Two-Face's mad plan to poison the inhabitants of Gotham City and liberate their "Mr. Hyde" personalities once and for all! But can Batman save Gotham when he's one of the infected?

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


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

The explosive new creative team of writer Will Pfeifer, artist Pete Woods and cover artist Adam Hughes continues to turn Selina Kyle's world upside-down! Catwoman's unleashed something deadly into the environment -- something so horrible that S.T.A.R. Labs was keeping it under heavy guard. But Catwoman was expecting anthrax, not one of her deadliest foes! Plus, catch a first glimpse of Selina's snazzy new apartment.

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


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

Part 2 of the 5-part "Snow," by Dan Curtis Johnson and Seth Fisher! Even Batman can't be everywhere, so he's recruited a strikeforce of experts with their own disciplines. But will their expertise be enough against the obsessed Mr. Freeze?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.


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

Dick Grayson hasn't been in Blüdhaven since everything in his life fell apart. Now, he must return to ensure the city's inner evil hasn't taken over. But now that Blüdhaven is Robin's stomping grounds, the Boy Wonder isn't sure he can trust anyone -- including Nightwing!

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


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 toŠRobin? That means one thing: Batman's going to get involved.

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

ROBIN #140

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

Tim Drake's shadowy benefactor, The Veteran, invites Tim to join his government-sponsored Black Ops team. Will Robin leave Batman's side to join a very different -- and very legal -- crew? The answer may surprise you! Meanwhile, a face from Robin's past continues to hunt him down...

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


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

Collecting the sold-out 6-part origin story presented in Nightwing #101-106! Learn the legendary history of Dick Grayson and his life after Batman fired him, as he gains advice from Superman, aids Deadman, and makes the decisions that lead him to become a new crimefighter!.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 27.


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

Writer Devin Grayson and artists Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti conclude the 2-part Prestige Format miniseries delving into the legacy of one of Batman¹s greatest foes! Ra's al Ghul may be dead, but he has set something in motion that from people from dying, and what started in Gotham City is spreading across the globe. Batman must figure out how to undo what the death of Ra's has started, even when the clues start pointing to a plan to return him to life.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on July 27. - More Product. More Exclusives.



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

Part 1 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the Superman books and Wonder Woman #219 and featuring the return of Superman¹s deadliest enemies! Brainiac knows all of the Man of Steel's secrets, and he's putting that knowledge to use in a lethal fashion. Is Superman about to lose another piece of his humanity?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.


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

In Part 2 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," Superman battles Darkseid in a fight for his life! And the Man of Steel is even pitted against his allies in the JLA as he struggles to defeat his foe and keep his loved ones safe! But is an even deadlier villain behind it all?

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


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

Part 3 of the 4-part "Sacrifice," arcing through all the July-shipping Superman titles and wonder woman #219. As Darkseid and Granny Goodness amp up the danger to all those around Superman, will he have to take matters into his own hands by becoming judge, jury and executioner?

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


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

The 4-part "Sacrifice" leaps from the Superman titles to its stunning conclusion in Wonder Woman, as the Man of Steel turns his attention toward an unexpected enemy! But with Wonder Woman deadset against Superman's plan to even the score, the two heroes collide in an event that will send shock waves throughout the DCU.

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


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

A gorgeously illustrated hardcover volume collecting the conclusion of the storyline by Brian Azzarello and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams from Superman #210-215.

Superman faces the mystery of how millions of people seemingly vanished without a trace ‹ including the love of his life, Lois Lane ‹ only to find that he may be partially responsible. But the solution to getting them back might prove too extreme, initiating a royal rumble with Wonder Woman. And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the mysterious villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!

This volume also features an afterword and new cover by Jim Lee.

176 pages, $24.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

The startling conclusion of the 5-part miniseries! With all the pieces in place, Luthor sets his plan in motion to rid the Earth of the alien menace known as Superman. But what role does a loser like the Toyman play in the grand scheme of things? And if his plan fails, can Luthor rely on the one thing that's kept him going: hope?

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

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

Black Manta is back! Aquaman's deadliest enemy returns with all the power, resources and legal protection of a mutinational corporation behind him! Plus, Aquagirl leads a group of Sub Diegoans to Atlantis -- but they may wish they'd never come.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.


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

The mission to Singapore blows up as a Bird's health breaks down! Back home, the Huntress becomes the hunted as she and her new allies find themselves in the crosshairs.

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


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

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman attempt to track down Jason Blood, who is dedicated to ensuring that Etrigan can never be freed again!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.


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

It's the fallout from the Rifter incursion into New York State, and things aren't looking good for Breach! To make things worse, he has to save one of the people he can trust the least!

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


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

The 6-issue miniseries spinning from Countdown to Infinite Crisis is rocked by the awesome might of some of the DCU's most powerful beings! If the combined power of Shazam and the Shadowpact isn't enough to take down the Spectre, what will be? Does Detective Chimp have the answer?

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


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

The 4-part mini-series continues. A cosmic commute to an otherworldly battleground brings the Teen Titans and the Outsiders face-to-face with their long-mourned friend Donna Troy. There's just one problem: She's not the Donna they remember!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


Written by John Byrne, art by Byrne and Terry Austin, cover by Byrne.

Reuniting the classic art team of Byrne and Austin! Robotman's attempts to alter his past have backfired, sending him through alternate realities where he encounters various Doom Patrols, a younger version of the JLA, and the evil Monsieur. Mallah and the Brain! Can Elasti-Girl save him?

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


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

"Secret Origins," Part 1 of 2! Firestorm's settling into his new life and job at S.T.A.R. Labs Detroit when a new villain crashes into town seeking revenge: The Pionic Man! What strange link does this new menace have to Firestorm, and can our hero defeat a man made of the primal forces of the universe?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.


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

Part 1 of the 4-part "Heading into the Light," spinning out of the events of Identity Crisis! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who's suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA.

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


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

Do not miss the unbelievable penultimate chapter of the 6-part "Rogue War," guest-starring Jay Garrick and Kid Flash! The Flash is torn through time as the War takes an unexpected twist, and Wally relives his life through Zoom's twisted eyes. Plus, the Rogues are approached by a new ally.

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


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

A thrilling new volume collecting The Flash #207-211 and #213-217! The Flash teams with Nightwing to face Gorilla Grodd! And a dark decision from Barry Allen's past is revealed, leading Wally to make some difficult choices of his own.

240 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 20.


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

The unbelievable conclusion of the 3-part "No Fear." There's a new Manhunter in town, claiming sector 2814 is under his jurisdiction. But when Green Lantern discovers the true nature of the android's mission, it's up to Hal Jordan to shut it down! Plus, Black Hand is back in action -- and he's out for revenge.

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


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

In the wake of Hawkman's murder, St. Roch is overrun by crime -- and Hawkgirl is unaware of how close she is to death at the hands of the newly resurrected Pilgrim! Plus, Golden Eagle makes a fateful decision about his future.

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


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

Ulysses has an old girlfriend, and Nymph doesn't like her one bitŠwith good reason! Meanwhile, Paracelsus has more to throw at Delta Chi Delta.

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

JLA #116

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

Part 2 of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience." Armed with the memories of what once was, the Secret Society of Super-Villains is back and out for blood -- literally -- as they battle the JLA with the blackest of magic. The confrontation rocks the JLA to their very core, turning friends into foes and further splintering the once-great team!.

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


Written by Warren Ellis, art by Butch Guice, cover by Michael Stribling

Kicking off the 6-part "New Maps of Hell." In Metropolis, Lois Lane and Clark Kent investigate a rash of suicides at LexCorp, while Batman tracks an assassin with a deadly weapon in Gotham City. And on Themyscira, Wonder Woman is playing host to newly arrived academics, when a massive explosion hits,destroying the tranquility of Paradise Island. These three seemingly unrelated events tie together in ways that must be seen to be believed.

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


Written by Joe Kelly, art by Doug Mahnke and Norm Rapmund, cover by Marc Silvestri.

An unprecedented special bringing together two of the most powerful teams in comics. When Cyber-Zombies invade Budapest, the JLA and Cyberforce teams arrive to answer the call for help. Now these two very different teams must work together toward a common goal: preventing the now-evil Ripclaw and his Cyber-Zombies from obtaining Godtech -- an organic material that could make the Cyberforce immortal or even give life to the dead! But what happens when a member of the JLA falls in battle? Which group will get to the Godtech first -- and will they use its unearthly powers for the ultimate goodŠor the ultimate evil? Co-published with Top Cow.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on July 7.

JSA #75

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

The unbelievable, extra-sized conclusion of the 3-part "Black Vengeance," tying into Day of Vengeance and acting as a follow-up to last year's "Black Reign!" The Spectre's true target is revealed as he faces off against the power of the Thunderbolt and the might of the JSA. But vengeance will be had, and it may tear apart the JSA! Plus, Black Adam reaffirms his ties to a different Society.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, covers by Conner and Palmiotti and Adam Hughes.

Spinning from the events of July's JSA #75, a highly anticipated new JSA series debuts with a story that spotlights everyone's favorite female juggernaut: Power Girl. Readers have long wondered about Power Girl's origins. Is she a wizard's lost granddaughter? A refugee from the future? An orphan of Krypton? Now learn the unexpected answers in an adventure that acts as a prelude to this fall's massive crossover event that will affect the JSA for years to come. This issue will ship with two covers by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti (50 percent) and Adam Hughes (50 percent).

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


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

Collecting the complete 8-issue DC Focus series. Sickly high-school student Tom Morrell's only escape is the exploits of comic-book hero Kinetic. But Tom's got powers of his own that will change his life -- assuming they manifest before Tom decides his life isn't worth living

192 pages, $9.99, in stores on July 27.


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco, cover by Jesus Saiz.

With the help of a guest who cuts to the chase, Manhunter learns far more about the legacy of her name than it's safe to know.

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


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

The war that will transform the galaxy begins -- inside Legion headquarters! When one Legionnaire quits the team, it strips away the last bit of civility between Cosmic Boy and Brainiac 5, violently splitting the team in two!

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


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

The events of "Sacrifice," rocking July's Wonder Woman #219 and all three Superman titles, force an endgame in The OMAC Project, one of four mini-series spinning out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis. Checkmate turns against itself as titans clash in the heavens -- and Brother Eye breaks free.

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


Written by Peter Tomasi, art by Will Conrad and Sean Parsons, cover by Kevin Nowlan.

Guest writer Peter Tomasi joins artists Will Conrad and Sean Parsons for Part 1 of the 2-part "Tick Tock" that reunites Batman with Black Lightning, Katana and Metamorpho! Old and new members team up as Arsenal helps one of the original Outsiders atone for a mistake made long ago.

32 pages, $2.50 in stores on July 27.


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

The War escalates in this miniseries springing out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis! As the universe continues to feel the deadly effects of the war between worlds, the battle takes a decidedly personal turn that may turn hero against hero. Plus, an ancient evil begins to take advantage of a universe torn asunder.

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


Written by Kyle Baker, art and cover by Baker.

Part 3 of a 2-part story! No, really -- we just had to stretch the story! Edwina's super-powered new boyfriend proves to be both a threat and a menace. Sounds like a keeper.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 20,


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

Collecting the sold-out Space Ghost 6-issue miniseries! For the first time, learn how Space Ghost got his power bands and why he protects the galaxy from evil! Witness the tragic circumstances that led to his donning a cowl and his first battle with archnemesis Zorak.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 7.


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

Kid sidekick Mikey Devante hasn't even begun his training as apprentice to the fire-wielding hero known as Vulcan, but he's already found his way to the Forge -- Vulcan's high-tech headquarters -- and helped himself to a collection of Vulcan's state-of-the-art weaponry. He's even survived an awkward introduction to Vulcan's mysterious and deadly Girl Friday named Pandora! Now, if Mikey could just remember how to turn off the Forge's lethal security system...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


Written by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath and Jerry Grandenetti, cover by Kubert.

An intense portrait of combat and conflict, this volume collects Our Army At War #111-125, featuring the World War II adventures of Sgt. Rock and his colorful band of fighting soldiers originally published in the early 1960s. Featuring an introduction by DCU editor Mark Chiarello.

228 pages, $49.99, in stores on July 27.


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

Century Hollow -- a secret project in the American heartland -- is an artificial town created and maintained as a very unusual experiment. A bizarre terrorist group seizes control of the project, and only The Guardian has any chance of saving the people of Century Hollow. The only question is: Should he?

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


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

Zatanna and Misty travel with Ali Ka-Zoom to join forces with the Undying Don Vincenzo and face three Days of the Dead. The Sheeda Hordes have begun to reveal themselves prior to conquering the Earth, and Zatanna's caught in the middle of a siege which could decide the fate of humanity! And there's a terrible shock for Misty when the spider cavalry arrives.

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


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Tony Daniel and Marlo Alquiza.

Tony Daniel joins the Titans for a special issue dealing with the aftermath of the recent crossover with Outsiders. Feeling empty after recent events, Superboy goes on a soul-searching journey into his past and possible futures with an unlikely guide: Raven.

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


Written by Gail Simone, art by Val Semeiks and Wade von Grawbadger, cover by J.G. Jones.

Things get ugly as the miniseries springing from Countdown to Infinite Crisis continues. In the most intense issue yet, the rogue villain group known as The Six engage in a brutal, life-altering confrontation with The Society, and a possible traitor stands revealed.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 7.

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

Reflecting the hit cartoon on the 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 July 13.


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

The Justice League pays a visit to Aquaman in Atlantis, but their trip is interrupted as a seaquake awakens an ancient evil! And the League's only hope comes from a most unexpected team member: Stargirl.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 7.


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

Professor Chang blasts Beast Boy with his new G.A.R.T.H. Gun and transforms him into...Garthzilla! When the giant green monster starts trashing the city, the Titans have no choice but to bust out their secret weapon...the Titans Go-Bot 5.

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


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

Those super-powered teenaged stars of the Cartoon Network are back in a third volume packed with the amazing adventures of Robin, Beast Boy, Raven, Cyborg and Starfire collected from Teen Titans Go! #11-15.

104 pages, $6.99, in stores on July 20.


Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel and others, art by Kim Arndt, Jeff Albrecht and others, cover by Gary Fields.

It's time to get funky with the stars of Cartoon Network, collected in a new manga-sized collection reprinting stories from Cartoon Cartoons and Dexter's Laboratory! Featuring the adventures of Dexter, the Kids Next Door, Johnny Bravo and more.

112 pages, $6.99, in stores on July 20.


Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch, Dean Haspiel, and others, art by Scott Neely, John Delaney and others, cover by Robert Pope.

Where, oh, where has Billy's cat gone? When Mandy's dog fails to find the wayward kitten, Grim summons up his dog: Cerberus! This might be the end for Endsville! Plus, tales of Johnny Bravo, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and the Eds.

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


Written by Robbie Busch, Abby Denson, and John Rozum, art by Chris Cook, Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.

Princess gets persnickety when Bubbles wows Townsville with her gardening. It looks like there won¹t be peas in our time as Princess experiments with new ways to cause trouble.

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


Written by Sam Agro, Robbie Busch and Frank Strom, art by David Alvarez, Leo Batic, Mike DeCarlo and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

When Porky and Daffy become used-car dealers, it's hard to tell who's more crooked -- they or the bank robbers posing as their customers! Also, Witch Hazel needs a date, but it'll take a little of that old black magic to find her one.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on July 7.


Written by Chuck Dixon, Sholly Fisch and John Rozum, art by Joe Staton, Andrew Pepoy and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Staton

Little old ladies are always hiring Mystery, Inc. to check out haunted houses. So why does their latest client seem disappointed when they scare off the ghosts? Plus, puzzles, facts, and art lessons.

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

MAD #456

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Get ready for more MADness, as only The Usual Gang of Idiots can deliver! Chock full of movie parodies, gags, laughs, and the non-stop hilarity you demand! Plus, lower your expectations and this issue will be even better.

48 pages, black and white, $3.50, in stores on July 7.

MAD XL #35

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 Readers¹ Choice picks, and other fun features.

96 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on July 13.

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Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami.

The thrilling saga by the creator of the hit manga Fake continues! Ryukei and Hiryu are members of the Black Dragon Gang. To their astonishment, this is not just a name: they are actually Dragons, possessed of unique magical powers. Luckily for them, they have met the beautiful Ryurei, who is taking them to her grandfather in hopes of learning more about their powers. Unluckily for them, the vicious Red Wolf Gang leader is determined to snare Ryurei for his bride‹whether she wants him or not! It's wolf versus dragon in this shape-shifting sword-and-sorcery shakedown!

200 pages, black and white, in stores on July 27.


Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko.

Major Eberbach has been ordered to hire international playboy thief Eroica to steal military secrets for NATO in Rome! But Eroica's ego demands a bigger prize than mere documents! A crisis erupts as the KGB, the Italian police, the Mafia, and the Roman Catholic Church are ensnared in Eroica's scheme.

224 pages, black and white, in stores on July 13.


Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura.

CMX. An order from the student council threatens to destroy Arou¹s school garden! To make matters worse, Kanade has glimpsed a future in which the beautiful student council president falls in love with him! Does Kanade have enough confidence in Arou to disregard her vision?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on July 20.


Illustrated by Sho-u Tajima, written by Eiji Otsuka

Illustrated by the designer of Kill Bill Vol. 1's animated sequences! Madara has defied the prophecy, choosing to live the normal life of a peaceful villager. A second Kusanagi sword combined with his own could determine the fate of the war, but Madara has had enough of using his deadly powers. But his brother Kageo and the demon Moki have other ideas. When they descend upon the village in search of Madara¹s weapon, he must either choose his heritage or die!

198 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on July 7.

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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

Alan Moore's 6-issue mini-series reimagining classic British heroes continues! While Penny and Danny do their best to repair and refurbish Robot Archie to his past glory, they share with each other stories of a bygone heroic era. Meanwhile, Grimly Fiendish is imprisoned and thrown into solitary confinement. Plus, the introduction of the mysterious character known as Captain Hurricane.

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


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

The longest, most ambitious Astro City epic ever heats up! The Silver Agent is accused of murder and treason at the Paris Peace Talks -- and back home, criminals are coming under fire from the Blue Knight! How are Charles and Royal Williams connected to both heroes? There's panic in the streets and trouble around the world as the turbulent saga of Astro City in the 1970s continues. Also featuring The N-Forcer, Starfighter, the Street Angel, the First Family's new member and more.

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


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

Long thought dead, Henry Bendix has secretly been running the world for years! Now the Authority is back ‹ under new leadership ‹ and they're on a collision course with their ex-Weatherman! Plus, the debut of a new team member.

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


Written by John Ridley, art and cover by Ben Oliver.

A softcover edition of the thrilling original hardcover graphic novel by screenwriter John Ridley and red-hot artist Ben Oliver. The U.S. President sets a plan in motion that could destroy the Authority from the inside...a plan so cunning and unexpected, it'll shake the Authority to its very core!

96 pages, $17.99, in stores on July 7.


Written by Howard Chaykin, art and cover by Chaykin.

Chaykin continues to weave a tale of suspense and decadence! As the secrets of Columbia begin to surface, prodigal son Tucker Foyle continues his quest to free the island state from robotic tyranny while discovering not all robots are bad.

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


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

Part 2 of "Fact vs. Fiction!" Mayor Hundred is one of twelve angry New Yorkers deliberating a scandalous case, but one of his fellow jurors is withholding a dark secret. Plus, the Mayor's closest allies investigate the identity of the mysterious new super-hero who's flown into town.

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


Written by Warren Ellis, art and cover by J.H. Williams III.

The blistering new bimonthly series continues! It's another day at the office for Desolation Jones as he follows up leads on a particularly tough case. Jones delves deep into the rancid side of LA's spook community as he searches for answers -- and a missing girl -- in his search for a film that too many people are interested in.

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


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

Summer vacation continues -- but for Punchy and Destra, this will be a vacation like no other! There's a mystery to be solved, and they can't do it alone. Plus, who is Arthur, and what are his plans for self-modification?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


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

Even if Majestic were alive, Earth is beyond salvation! The world has been conquered by a new breed of Daemonites who are about to use ancient Kheran technology to transform the planet into a world where only they can survive.

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


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

Lt. Isabel Cardona's investigation of a deadly serial killer gets personal! Neither of Izzy's lovers is powerful enough to keep her safe once she's connected to the Matador, and the stakes are raised when calamity strikes, cutting down someone close to her heart.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


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

The conclusion of the Twilight Experiment saga, as the fate of two worlds hangs in the balance! The new hero Serenity must succeed where her predecessor failed, even as Twilight battles the Righteous, the man who killed his mother. If these two young heroes fail, two worlds die.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


Written by Andy Diggle, art by Leinil Yu and Gerry Alanguilan, cover by Yu.

A story of love, betrayal, honor and war set against the backdrop of a not-so-distant future.

Tokyo, A.D. 2063 Renjiro is chief advisor to Japan's most notorious gangster: the Yakuza warlord Hideaki. Under his guidance, the Black Dragon Clan has seized total control of Honshu's underworld, ruthlessly crushing any and all opposition.

But Hideaki dreams of even greater glories -- namely, the overthrow of the government itself! Japan's hard-line military junta will do anything to stop him, even if it means civil war ‹ and in Renjiro, they have found the ultimate pawn to set their plan in motion.

Caught between a lifetime of honor and loyalty to his Yakuza clan and the iron-fisted might of the military elite, Renjiro will find that the only way to avoid total annihilation is to play both sides against the middle.

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


Art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray, cover by Williams.

ABC. Collecting every Promethea cover by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray, plus an essay by Williams describing the creative process.

48 pages, $5.99, in stores on July 13.


Written by Alan Moore, art by J.H. Williams III, cover by Williams and Jose Villarrubia

ABC. The final volume of Promethea, collecting issues #26-32! This is the story of the end of the world, of the last days before the Apocalypse, with guest stars from around the America's Best globe who try to do what they always do: save the day.

200 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 20.

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100 BULLETS #62

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

"Staring at the Son," Part 3. The "family" reunion continues on the sun-bleached streets of Miami. Benito continues his education, discovering where he fits in with the Trust. But will he follow in his father's footsteps or shun his deadly birthright? And why did Megan summon them to south Florida in the first place?

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


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

Reprinting 100 Bullets #50-58, unraveling the tangled mystery of the Trust as Wylie Times becomes the latest Minuteman to be reactivated by the Trust's one-time enforcer Agent Graves. But which side will he choose? Plus, an introduction by crime novelist Jason Starr (Twisted City, Tough Luck).

224 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 20.


Written by Jill Thompson, art and cover by Thompson.

Neil Gaiman's inimitable sleuths from The Sandman: Season Of Mists star in their own Manga Digest.

The Dead Boy Detectives, guest-starring Death of the Endless, is brought to life by award-winning artist Jill Thompson. Based on the overwhelming success of her first Manga Digest, Death: At Death's Door, Thompson has crafted an amazing original mystery that will appeal to both Sandman fans and shojou Manga enthusiasts.

Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, the dead British teenagers who are always on the run from Death, travel stateside to solve a missing persons case. Our intrepid heroes have been contacted by young Annika Abernathy, a student at a posh International Academy in Chicago. It seems that Annika's best friend has vanished. For Rowland and Paine to investigate the case properly, they decide to enroll as students at the school. And since it's an all-girls academy, the duo is forced to go undercover -- in drag.

Secret passages, food fights, and far too many fashionistas abound as the Dead Boy Detectives solve the case and learn a lot about life from the precocious daughters of international ambassadors and famous rock stars.

As a bonus, this digest also features a free 8-page preview of T'k.

144 pages, black and white, $9.99.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton, cover by James Jean.

A special interlude issue featuring guest , art by Lan Medina and Craig Hamilton. While Boy Blue is questing through the Homelands, Fabletown is having major issues of its own. Someone has been divulging war secrets and strategies to the enemy, and when the culprit is discovered, the consequences are shockingŠ

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


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

Part 4 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." John's infernal quest nears its end point, and Nergal finally spells out what's at stake. But sulfurous wastes and succubi still bar their path, and the demon has saved the best lie for last -- the one that destroys every last possibility of success.

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


Written by Andy Diggle, art by Colin Wilson, cover by Jock.

Legendary artist Colin Wilson visits the Losers in Part 1 of the thrilling new 3-part story arc "Unamerica." Max's mysterious "Project" is revealed as a massive seismic event rocks the Persian Gulf. But his plans also hinge on another key element: an arsenal of nuclear warheads hidden in a ghost town near Chernobyl. And with the background radiation masking the warhead emissions, the Losers might as well be looking for a needle in a stack of needles...

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


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

Lucifer, Elaine and Jill Presto's new offsping Noema have been transported to Hell. But Lucifer must contend with Christopher Rudd, the messiah of the damned, and all the ramifications the war in Heaven has unleashed.

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


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

While Kaley struggles to reconnect the fragments of her former life and make sense of what's happening to her, she is betrayed on all sides. Meanwhile, Mike Neville descends into the abyss and emerges with a newfound purpose: to protect the terrible spawn of the information age.

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


Written by Mike Carey, consultation by Neil Gaiman, art and cover by Glenn Fabry

Continuing the 9-issue adaptation of the popular novel by Sandman co-creator Neil Gaiman. Richard Mayhew hates heights, but he finds himself trailing behind the mad Marquis De Carabras on his errand anyway. And just when he thinks he's finally finished with this whole affair, he finds that he's become a phantom in his own life. But if he doesn't want Croup and Vandemar to make him a "real" ghost, he needs to find Door before it's too late.

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


Written by Garth Ennis, art by Steve Pugh, Carlos Ezquerra and Richard Case, cover by Glenn Fabry.

A new edition of the classic collection featuring Preacher Special: Saint Of Killers #1-4, Preacher Special: The Story Of You-Know-Who and Preacher Special: The Good Old Boys, featuring tales of the oddest members of Preacher's supporting cast.

224 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 13.


Written by Garth Ennis, art by Steve Dillon, cover by Glenn Fabry.

A new edition of the classic collection featuring Preacher #41-50, in which Jesse Custer becomes the sheriff of a troubled Texas town. This volume includes a cover gallery and reprints issue #50's pin-ups of the Preacher cast by Jim Lee, Fabry, Tim Bradstreet, John McCrea, Doug Mahnke and more.

256 pages, $16.99, in stores on July 13.


Written by Garth Ennis, art by Steve Dillon and Peter Snejbjerg, cover by Glenn Fabry

This new edition collects the story of Jesse Custer's ultimate battle with the Saint of Killers and the forces of Starr -- and the catastrophic outcome -- originally presented in Preacher #34-40. Also included: the Preacher Special: One Man's War one-shot profiling the villainous Starr.

240 pages, $17.99, in stores on July 13.


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

There's trouble brewing in the mystic lands of the Otherworld, as our heroes face a powerful -- and surprising -- new threat. Can they convince the mythical creatures to join them in the fight? And back on Earth, those who were left behind contend with the aftermath of the night Cessaire came to L.A.

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


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

"Healing the Breach." Part 3 of 4. Why do the strange bio-mech invaders in the infected Green look so similar to the sea monster who dwells in the trenches of the poisoned Mexico basin? Swamp Thing, carried by the raging autumn storm waters, rushes towards the Gulf of Mexico "wound" and into the embrace of a mystery.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


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

Things are back to normal for Carter Lennox -- but when you're a deadly assassin, what;s "normal"? And Deirdre Meyers receives another anonymous tip from her Ethicorp informant that could break the Trigger story wide-open. But after her life-threatening encounters with the shadow police force, will she take the bait? Final issue.

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


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

The explosive conclusion of the 4-part "Girl on Girl." The good ship Whale makes its final stand against the crew's heavily armed pursuers, and countless women meet a watery grave. Will any of Yorick's companions survive? Plus, a woman from Yorick's past makes a startling reappearance.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on July 7.


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

Collecting issues #24-31 of the series. Yorick's unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find him seemingly succumbing to the male-killing plague after losing his still-unused engagement ring to agents of the Setauket Ring.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on July 13.

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