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Monday, May 16, 2005


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



Written by Andrew Helfer, art by Tan Eng Huat, cover by Pat Lee.

Get ready for an explosive 12-issue maxi-series written by Andy Helfer with art by Tan Eng Huat and covers by Pat Lee that explores the formative years of the Dark Knight.

This thrilling maxiseries begins as Batman attempts to save a young girl from being robbed, only to learn that the young girl isn't so innocent after all. This incident leads an undercover Bruce Wayne from Gotham City's club scene to an airliner filled with the bodies of the freshly dead! To make matters worse, the bodies have been infected with a deadly plague...and so has Bruce Wayne! The danger and mystery are just beginning as Wayne sets off on a powerful Journey into Knight!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Pete Woods and Bit and Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Jock.

In Part 1 of the 4-part weekly shipping "War Crimes," crossing over with Batman, the truth about "War Games" is revealed! Now one of Batman's former supporters is out to tear him apart! Plus, Part 2 of "The Beast Beneath."

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope, cover by Jock.

Part 2 of the 4-issue crossover "War Crimes!" A long-lost nemesis of the Bat returns to exact revenge for a painful personal loss while someone poses as Batman in a public place! Plus, the return of the Joker!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Andersen Gabrych, art by Pete Woods and Bit and Tommy Castillo and Rodney Ramos, cover by Jock.

Part 3 of the 4-part "War Crimes!" It's an old-fashioned throwdown when Batman and the Joker lock horns! Plus, the conclusion of "The Beast Beneath." Note: David Lapham's 12-part "City of Crime" continues in September's Detective Comics #811.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope, cover by Jock.

The jaw-dropping conclusion of the 4-part "War Crimes!" Batman faces two of his deadliest enemies: criminal mastermind Black Mask and the maniacal Joker! Don't miss the shock ending that will remove a long-standing character from Batman's life forever.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Guest-starring the Birds of Prey! On a quest to learn the identity of her mother, Cassandra Cain must travel to the Aegean Sea to find the elusive Lady Shiva. But to track down the world's deadliest assassin, Batgirl requires assistance from the Birds of Prey! It's high-flying adventure as the Bat and the Birds team up!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

While a prisoner of Hush, Alfred discovered that the villain wasn't Tommy Elliot after all -- but Alfred suffered partial amnesia, silencing the truth. Now Alfred recalls the shocking events of that night, but Hush comes to an even greater revelation!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Part 3 of the 5-part "Snow." Batman's surveillance team discovers the secret a corporation has kept that has transformed an ordinary research scientist into a mad menace to himself and all of Gotham.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Bill Finger and others, art by Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Curt Swan, Dick Sprang, Jack Burnley,Charles Paris, Jim Mooney, John Giunta, John Fischetti and Win Mortimer, cover by Mortimer.

The first archive edition focusing on the early adventures of Robin, collecting stories from Star-Spangled Comics #65-85 (1947-1948). resented here are 21 exciting Golden Age solo adventures of The Boy Wonder featuring the talents of Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Curt Swan, Dick Sprang, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer and more of comics' finest writers and artists.

256 pages, $49.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

Dick Grayson's gone undercover -- maybe too far undercover! When the criminals whose trust he's earned stab him in the back, the parts of his life that have been under wraps come to the surface. And why is Deathstroke, the man who knows way too much about Nightwing's life, at the head of Dick's crime world?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.

ROBIN #141

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

As Tim prepares to make the biggest decision of his life -- whether or not to leave Batman's employ for a Black Ops job in the U.S. government -- an old flame comes back into his life. The problem? This one died in the Gotham Gang War. Love has never been so creepy.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Poisoned by Two-Face, a struggling Batman enlists the help of Commissioner Gordon to stop Two-Face from contaminating Gotham City's water supply. But that's exactly what Two-Face wants, as Harvey Dent takes his ³Jekyll and Hyde² serum to the citizens of Gotham, leaving Batman and Gordon helpless to stop him.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

Catwoman must deal with the ramifications of making a deal with Hush! Is Selina a villain or hero? As the East End of Gotham becomes flooded with supervillains looking to stake a claim, Catwoman realizes there's only one way to beat an army of bad guys -- join'em!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Cameron Stewart, Guy Davis and Nick Derington, cover by Stewart.

A thrilling new collection featuring Catwoman #20-24! After the horrifying events in Catwoman: Relentless, Selina and Holly look for relaxation on a road trip -- but they're in for way more than they bargained for! Guest-starring Wildcat, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold and more.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Guest-starring the Teen Titans! The cops have what appears to be Robin's dead body in the Gotham Morgue. And with an uncooperative Batman in Gotham City, the only people to turn to for answers may be the Teen Titans!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.

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Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund, covers by Churchill and Rapmund and Michael Turner.

A new monthly series spinning out of the sell-out run in Superman/Batman featuring the adventures of Superman's cousin from Krypton, the one and only Kara Zor-el! Kara's story begins with the same brand of high-flying adventure as she begins her whirlwind tour of the DCU! And the first hero she squares off against is Power Girl! Before this tale guest-starring the JSA is complete, secrets behind the origins of both will be revealed! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund (75 percent) Michael Turner (25 percent).

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

A new printing of the story by Supergirl creative team Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund originally presented in Superman/Batman #19.Now that Kara Zor-El has accepted her role as Supergirl, what will she do with it? And just how powerful is she? How will her life impact Batman and Superman? This issue is the starting point of an incredible journey that leads into Supergirl #1.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Mark Verheiden, art by Tony Daniel and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Ed Benes.

It's the return of the Supermen! In the aftermath of the "Sacrifice" and "The Insiders" story arcs, Superman and Superboy find their way to the ruins of the old Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic with John Henry Irons to check on the missing Eradicator. Unfortunately, the Eradicator still believes Krypton's sons are rogues, and he's prepared to take care of that problem!

32 pages, $2.50.


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

After the cataclysmic events of "Sacrifice," Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman reach a turning point in their relationship. Where do they go from here?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Gail Simone, art by John Byrne and Nelson, cover by Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan.

A Villains United tie-in! The Society comes to Metropolis to offer the city protection -- over Superman's dead body!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

The creative team-supreme writer Jeph Loeb and artists Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines ratchet up the intensity in Part 3 of the 6-part ³With a Vengeance!² After revealing the mysterious puppet master who has sent the Maximums after Superman and Batman, the World's Finest heroes make a daring escape! But they'll never escape alive when they come face to face withŠthemselves? It can't get more lethal than when they travel "All Across the Universes!" Minus...not introducing the startling Bizarro and Batzarro!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by John Byrne, Marv Wolfman and Paul Levitz, art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano and others, cover by Ordway.

The fourth collection featuring Superman tales from the 1980s, featuring Superman #7-8, Adventures of Superman #430-431, Action Comics #590, 591, and Legion of Super-Heroes #37-38! Superman encounters Rampage for the first time, has a rematch with Mammoth, contends with a mysterious Superboy, and more!

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Aug. 3.

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

The most talked-about and successful miniseries of 2004 -- the story that has created ripple effects throughout the DC Universe for many years to come -- is now available in a stunning hardcover volume! New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer teams with artists Rags Morales and Michael Bair and cover artist Michael Turner to deliver an all-too-human look into the lives of super-heroes, and the terrible price they pay for doing good.

When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

Bonus features for this special hardcover edition include extended commentary by Meltzer and Morales, the rest of the creative team talking about their favorite moments, a look at Morales's sketchbook and more! Retailers please note: This hardcover will ship in two editions available on different order lines featuring covers by Morales and Bair (Book Market Version) and Turner (Direct Market Version).

264 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 8.


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

Black Manta shows up in Sub Diego, but he's not looking for a fight. Not yet, anyway! Tempest, on the other hand, seems to be just itching for one -- with Aquaman. But what are they fighting over? Aquaman's wife, Mera!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


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 Aug. 3.


Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Pascal Ferry

A gorgeous new trade paperback collecting the 8-issue mini-series. Heroic adventurer Adam Strange was ready to abandon Earth and join his wife and daughter on his adopted homeworld of Rann forever, but the newly perfected Zeta-Beam that was to transport him there never came. Now he's trapped on Earth, desperate with worry that something terrible may have happened to his world and his family. But the truth is far worse than even his darkest imaginings. Something terrible is coming. And an ordinary Earthman may be the only thing that stands in the way of universal Armageddon!

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

³Battle Within² concludes as Oracle risks everything to fight the Brainiac virus on her own! Plus, Canary begs Huntress to rejoin the team. The future of the Birds hangs in the balance in this issue.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

The all-out battle between Breach and Talia's Kobra forces reaches a climax! The battle draws the attention of Superman, who only wants to help, but Breach remembers their last encounter and the lives that were lost as a result.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

The miniseries restoring one of the DCU's most powerful heroines reaches a startling conclusion as it ships twice in August! In issue #3, the Teen Titans and the Outsiders fight for the soul of long-lost comrade Donna Troy in a battle that literally drives to the core of an endangered planet ‹ and reveals a shocking secret!

And in issue #4's stunning conclusion, it's the Teen Titans and the Outsiders against the power of the Titans of Myth -- and Donna Troy must choose sides for once and for all!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3 and Aug. 24.


Written by Otto Binder, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel and others, art by Bob Kane, Dick Sprang, Curt Swan and others, cover by Brian Bolland.

DC Comics collects some of the best imaginary stories featuring Superman, Supergirl, Batman, and the Flash from 1946-1967! Featuring an introduction by Comics Buyer's Guide's Craig Shutt and a new Brian Bolland cover.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

Sun City Central Hospital has a problem -- all of the patients are dead! Robotman and Elasti-Girl go to investigate, but what they discover might just suck the life out of them -- literally! Meanwhile, Nudge has her own medical problems and Larry gets a new "old" look!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

The 2-part "Secret Origins" concludes as Firestorm merges with an unexpected partner in a desperate attempt to defeat the Pionic Man. Plus, exploding stars! Knitting needles! Mother substitutes! And a shock ending that takes Jason into Villains United!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Judd Winick, art by Tom Fowler and Rodney Ramos, cover by Cliff Chiang.

"Heading into the Light," Part 2 of 4. Green Arrow and Black Lightning face off against the malevolent Mirror Master! But even as they contend with one of the Flash's most fearsome foes, our heroes are left to wonder if someone much scarier is behind the latest Star City scourge.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

The unbelievable conclusion of the 6-part ³Rogue War!² It's all been leading up to this! The fate of the Rogues' plan to control their own destiny -- and that of Wally West -- comes to a head!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Ethan Van Sciver illustrates a story guest-starring Kilowog! What does a strange alien autopsy have to do with Hector Hammond? And what part does it play in a dark conspiracy, years in the making, against Green Lantern? Plus, something is stirring in the waters around Coast City...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

This is it! The issue you've been waiting for is here, as the secret history of the Golden Eagle is revealed!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

Nymph struggles with the woman she thinks is her beloved's ex-girlfriend. Ulysses struggles with trying to remain human despite his extrahuman "gifts." Sensei struggles with his past, and all of Shuster's Glen struggles under quarantine!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Jim Krueger and Alex Ross, art by Doug Braithwaite and Ross, covers by Ross.

Get ready for a classic-yet-fresh new look at the Justice League of America, The members of the fabled Justice League of America are about to learn they aren't the only ones who can band together toward a common goal. The greatest criminal masterminds of our time appear to be acting in concert -- but with a surprising plan that seeks to achieve more good than the JLA ever could! How is that possible? Witness an unbelievable story unfold over the course of 12 eye-popping bimonthly issues! This issue will ship with two covers by Alex Ross, featuring heroes (50 percent) and villains (50 percent).

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.

JLA #117

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

In Part 3 of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience" Batman has left the JLA, to fight! The Secret Society of Super-Villains knows all of the secrets of the JLA, and their first target is Superman's wife, Lois Lane! But after a fierce battle, will the heroes decide to mind-wipe the villains once again?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

Part 2 of the 6-part "New Maps of Hell." While Lois Lane investigates a string of suicides at LexCorp, the JLA must contend with several sudden emergencies -- all of which begin with an unexplained explosion and end with a mysterious glowing object.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.

JSA #76

Written by Geoff Johns, art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco, cover by Alex Ross.

Featuring guest art by David Lopez and Fernando Blanco. In the aftermath of the devastating "Black Vengeance" story, the JSA must regroup and reassess their purpose -- but Hawkman harbors a secret that will change the JSA's role in the DCU forever! Plus, Mr. Terrific begins his hunt for Roulette!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Joe Kelly, art by Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen, John Byrne and others, cover by Ron Garney and Dan Green.

An exciting saga dealing with a schism within the ranks of the JLA is presented in this new collection, featuring Action Comics #775, JLA #100, JLA Secret Files 2004 (lead story), and Justice League Elite #1-4! Several Leaguers go undercover to work with Vera Black and her super-powered team, the Elite.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Geoff Johns, art by Dave Gibbons, Jerry Ordway, Sean Phillips and others, cover by Jerome K. Moore.

A new collection including JSA #59-67, featuring a thrilling story arc and a tie-in to Identity Crisis! The JSA visit old friends and new as they rectify injustices, aware that as they fix one problem, an even larger one is brewing in the timestream!

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

The 30th century's hottest team nears the breaking point! Layer upon layer of intrigue is revealed as the Legion's two factions are pushed to the brink, while Cosmic Boy is faced with a deadly decision that could change the face of his team forever.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti.

The new series continues with a story shedding light on the origin of the mysterious Power Girl! On her way to Metropolis, Power Girl is confronted by three brave heroes from the far future. But the "reunion" is interrupted before it begins by the menace of Mordru! Meanwhile, a shocking new member of the Secret Society of Super-Villains is revealed.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Javier Pina and Fernando Blanco, cover by Adriana Melo.

This issue of Manhunter ties into The OMAC Project as Kate Spencer and Cameron Chase are on the run from Brother Eye! Can Project Manhunter's secrets be unraveled before it's too late?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

The penultimate issue of the miniseries spinning out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis! Checkmate rallies against the terrifying power of Brother Eye as the satellite begins to execute an apocalyptic final protocol! Can they succeed where the JLA failed?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Batman and Katana guest-star in the explosive conclusion to "Tick Tock!" Batman and The Outsiders are together again as the sins of the past blast back, forcing the team into a confrontation with a deadly terror that is not what it seems.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

Guest-starring Green Lantern John Stewart and the JLA! As the super-hero community reacts to the news of another champion lost, Vulcan's killer is revealed! Meanwhile, Mikey Devante has bigger problems than losing his mentor and inheriting powers he can't control: Vulcan's Forge is trying to kill him!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

The galaxy-shaking war reaches new heights in this miniseries springing out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis! As the greatest warriors in the universe battle, one of Thanagar's greatest enemies stands revealed with conquest on his mind. Beware the destructive might of Onimar Synn!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

The Seven Soldiers saga continues to unfold! Klarion has escaped his underground home in Limbo Town and found himself on the streets of New York City. Can the Witch-Boy avoid the clutches of the evil Mister Melmoth and the Deviant Ones, or will he welcome them?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

The Shining Knight's saga concludes with the terrifying showdown between Justin and Galahad, the Perfect Knight, the last survivors of the Round Table! Brought back from the dead and corrupted beyond measure, the Perfect Knight has become a monstrous cannibal in the service of Gloriana, the evil Queen of the invading Sheeda hordes. Can Justin survive in the face of an onslaught from the deadliest of all his former allies? And can the lessons he has learned in the 21st century prevail against the power of Summer's End and the fury of the Perfect Knight?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Brian Azzarello, Chuck Dixon, John Arcudi, Joe Kelly and Andrew Helfer, art and cover by Jordi Bernet.

Spanish comic book artist extraordinaire Jordi Bernet dives into issue #6 of Solo. Bernet teams up with some of today's best writers, illustrating tales of horror and revenge by Brian Azzarello, John Arcudi, Joe Kelly, Andrew Helfer and Chuck Dixon. Featuring stories from the Old West, 1950s Las Vegas, a South American prison, a forgotten Texas town, and a Batman/Poison/Ivy tale fresh from the streets of Gotham City!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Gail Simone, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

A mind-blowing 2-part story. An old foe of Hawk and Dove returns to create chaos on a cosmic scale! Can the Titans save the day?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by Geoff Johns, Marc Andreyko, Greg Rucka, and others, art by Phil Jimenez, Kevin Nowlan, Ian Churchill and others, cover by Tony Daniel.

DC's hottest new teams collide in an explosive one-shot! Following the events of "The Insiders" crossover, a villain from the Titans' past returns with a plan for revenge on former Titans! Plus, what's the deal with the crazy Titan who calls herself the Joker's Daughter?

64 pages, $4.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

It's more hard livin' and easy dyin' as the miniseries spinning out of Countdown to Infinite Crisis intensifies! The renegade Six -- the criminals who have refused to join the ever-increasing ranks of the villainous Society -- are given an unlikely and potentially deadly mission: rescue one of the DCU's most powerful heroes!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Greg Rucka, art by Rags Morales and Mark Propst, cover by J.G. Jones.

In the wake of last month's ³Sacrifice² crossover, Wonder Woman must face the consequences of her history-making encounter with the Man of Steel. But when Checkmate gets involved, will it be to hurt Diana or help her?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Bill Finger and Jerry Coleman, art by Dick Sprang, Curt Swan and others, cover by Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.

DC Comics proudly presents classic Silver Age material from World's Finest #102-116 by two of the artists most associated with Batman and Superman! Guest stars include Batwoman and Lex Luthor, plus Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite team up.

224 pages, $49.99, in stores on Aug. 10.

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

Based on the hit cartoon on the Kids' WB! The scientist who created Bane has been arrested by the Gotham City Police. But when Bane wants payback on the man who made him a monster, it'll take Batman and the police to stop him!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

When Mirror Master traps the Flash and sets his sights on the rest of the Justice League, it's up to Jay Garrick -- the original Flash -- to save the day!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by J. Torres, art by Sean Galloway and Khare Randolph, cover by Galloway.

A regular-sized issue packed with two stories -- it's double the fun! Beast Boy stumbles on an ancient spell book in Raven's room. When his snooping goes too far, how can he get rid of the horrible creature he's unleashed from pages of the book?

Meanwhile, one of Robin's training exercises goes awry when he comes face-to-face with Slade!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Tom Warburton, John Rozum, Jim Alexander, Robbie Busch and Sholly Fisch, art by Matt Peters, Matt Jenkins, Robert Pope, Dan Day, and the Iguana, cover by Robert Pope.

The Kids Next Door are all abuzz over the spelling bee -- but Queen Bee may just award them the sharp sting of defeat! Plus, Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory, and more.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by by Dan Slott, Frank Strom, and Brian Swenlin, art by David Alvarez, Walter Carzon, Pablo Zamboni, Mike DeCarlo and Ruben Torreiro, cover by Alvarez and DeCarlo.

Court jesters Bugs and Daffy must compete for laughs at sword-point! Meanwhile, for all his power, Stupor-Duck finds himself helpless against his fiendish Editor! Also, Tweety takes Sylvester for a spin...through the car wash.

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Amy Keating-Rogers, Sean Carolan and Jen Moore, art by Chris Cook and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Phil Moy.

Meet the Micros! Mysterious miniature versions of the Girls have come to Townsville. Will they be the Powerpuffs' new best friends, or do they have something more sinister in mind? Plus, Sedusa's look is all the rage? What's in this season is evil!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Robbie Busch, Sholly Fisch and John Rozum, art by Joe Staton, Robert Pope, Paris Cullins, Bob Petrecca and Robert Campanella, cover by Staton.

The Mystery Inc. gang has found a legendary sunken treasure! But disturbing this ancient civilization's goods awakens its ancient uncivilized guardian! Also, mold is always a problem in old houses. When it comes to life, it's more than a nuisance -- it's a disaster!

32 pages, $2.25, in stores on Aug. 10.

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

A new volume featuring ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel #1-4. Blue Mountain has fallen, Winnowill has been exiled, and all seems quiet in the new Holt. But appearances are deceptive, for the soul of Strongbow the archer is torn by the terrible deed he has done, and Suntop is tormented by a psychic plea for help that only she can hear.

224 pages, $9.95, in stores on Aug. 31.

MAD #457

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

It's summertime, and the livin's easy -- and even easier with this hysterical issue of MAD to pass the time! Stay cool, use it as a sunshade!

48 pages, black and white, $3.99.


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

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

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots, cover by Norman Mingo and Jack Davis.

Available for the first time from MAD Books! Travel back to the wacky Fifties in this comic compilation of the best of MAD's early years! From the Cold War and Richard Nixon (the first time around) to Howdy Doody and Mickey Mouse, this one's got it all...and then some!

256 pages, $12.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots, cover by Norman Mingo.

Available for the first time from MAD Books! Who can forget the 1960s? In case you have, this groovy collection of the decade's most far-out satires and right-on takeoffs will bring it all back, from the Kennedy years to hippies running wild; from classic send-ups of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. to Batman, this is what the Sixties was all about, man!

240 pages, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Dave Gibbons.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Watchmen -- the classic 12-issue miniseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons -- with Watchmen: The Absolute Edition, the first hardcover of this classic work in more than a decade!

This oversized (8.25" x 12.5") hardcover collection, packaged inside a beautifully designed slipcase, will be the cornerstone of any serious comic book collection. Each page of art has been restored and recolored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins and approved by Gibbons to appear as originally intended.

Additionally, this grand tome will include 48 pages of supplemental material produced exclusively for the Graphitti Designs Watchmen hardcover edition and not seen since their original publication. Included therein is a cornucopia of rare and historically valuable treasures, including samples of Moore's Watchmen scripts, the original Watchmen proposal, Gibbons' conceptual art, cover roughs, and much, much more.

464 pages, $75, in stores on Oct. 5. - More Product. More Exclusives.



Written and illustrated by Sanbe Kei.

The best-selling title by blockbuster new talent Sanbe Kei (Kamiyadori)! In a dark future, rival warriors of warring sects persecute nonbelievers and die for their faith. But a disillusioned young novice and a deadly gun-toting priest may be about to change all that...

Young Capria has completed her studies at the Arsenal School and has begun her internship with the Elysia Unification Council under Father Garrincha. But no lessons could prepare this sheltered novice for the outside world, where rebels battle against the dreaded "Testarotho." Heretics are tried and burned at the stake, warring religious factions battle for power, and the common people live a miserable life in feudal servitude. Can she bring a spark of hope to a world filled with destruction and madness? Maybe if she lives long enough!

168 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written and illustrated by Narushima Yuri.

From the creator of hit manga Planet Ladder comes a gothic tale of sorcery! A battle has broken out among rival sorcerers. The most nefarious group, the Necromancers, is killing young girls in Hong Kong to read the future in their entrails. Carno, a human youth raised by Aeromancers in a different dimension, is summoned back to his homeworld to join in the battle. Does Carno have what it takes to survive in a world of political alliances and emotional entanglements?

240 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written and illustrated by Fujii Mihona.

The original manga that inspired the hit anime series Super Gals! After being turned down by Otohata-kun, Aya's fallen into a self-pitying rut that only Ran can help her get out of. But will Aya be able to muster enough confidence to take another crack at Rei? Meanwhile, Ran decides to take the initiative and track down her own Mr. Right, but she quickly bumps into "Mr. Wrong," a gym teacher with a major grudge against her! This volume also includes a bonus Sayo story, in which Ran's sister seeks an extraterrestrial cause behind Ran's abrupt personality change!

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written and illustrated by Takahashi Miyuk.

When stolen launch codes of American ICBMs accidentally fall into the hands of a Japanese high school student, Musashi #9 goes into action alone! But this innocent schoolgirl is not Shinozuka's only responsibility -- she is already protecting a teenaged boy whose affection for her is growing by the hour. Can Musashi #9 complete her duty without becoming distracted by feelings she's unable to deny?

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written and illustrated by Ariyoshi Kyoko.

The beloved drama continues! Masumi meets yet another talented rival, Sidney Eglund, who is determined to prove herself the better dancer. Their rivalry heats up when they have a chance to compete legendary prima ballerina Margaret Fonteyn. A victory could give Masumi a chance to win the lead role with the Bolshoi. But first she must defeat the star pupil of the Royal Ballet Academy!

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written and illustrated by Oh! Great.

The best-selling manga that launched the hit anime continues! From the first floor of the bowling alley to the roof, the Juken Club wages a desperate battle against the Executive Committee's deadliest members! While Bob is offered a chance to survive by joining the other side, Natsume Aya and Nagi Soichiro may be able to defeat their opponents by releasing their inner demons...but at what cost to themselves? This title has been edited for U.S. release.

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Aug. 17.

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

The much-anticipated follow-up to Danger Girl by the celebrated creative team of fan-favorite artist J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell is here! A brand new style of fun and adventure is unleashed as five young friends tap into a radical new technology that transforms and empowers them with animalistic abilities! But just what will ordinary teenagers do when they take on extraordinary alter-egos? Will they abuse their newfound powers to climb the high school hierarchy or hone their skills to become the next generation of heroes?

The first oversized issue -- featuring 32 story pages of breathtaking Campbell art -- reveals how the technology is created and how the Wildsiderz are forced into action to stop it from falling into the wrong hands.

Retailers note: This issue will ship with two covers by Campbell (50/50 ratio). In addition, a lenticular cover variant edition is available for every 20 copies of Wildsiderz #1 ordered. A lenticular cover features multiple images of a scene that when tilted gives the illusion of movement.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Aug. 1.


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

The 6-issue mini-series reimagining classic British heroes continues! If Penny and Danny were familiar with the prison where Grimly Fiendish, the Hurricane and the Steel Claw were kept, they might have been little more prepared for what they discover in Charles Love's nostalgia shop...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

History revealed, secrets disclosed, and more! Learn what happened in the late '50s that set the Williams brothers down their current path and watch the Silver Agent's final fate unfold as the story of dark times for Astro City continues.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

The tables are turned on the Authority as Bendix releases his secret weapon! The new Doctor joins the fray as our heroes do battle with the one person who might just be able to take them all down!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

A new collection featuring the first 6 issues of the explosive maxi-series! The Authority has settled into its role as governing body of the U.S. But with many unhappy Americans and a powerful foe working behind-the-scenes, can a second American Revolution be far behind?

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by Joe Casey, art by Scott Iwahashi and Sandra Hope, cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Hope.

The shocking, tumultuous end of the kids' summer vacation! What better way to celebrate one last blast of summer than a trip to the infamous Devonshire factory? But what secrets are in store for teenagers playing super-hero? Find out who lives -- and who dies!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

Having been bounced around through space and time, Majestic is finally back in the present-day WSU! But can he stop the future from happening? It won't be easy, considering the size and power of the rogue Kherubim wardroid heading his way!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

The stunning conclusion of the 3-part ³Fact vs. Fiction!² While Mayor Mitchell Hundred risks his life to end a dangerous situation inside a New York courthouse, his confidants finally confront the creator of a mysterious new super-hero known as the Automaton.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Sam Kieth, art and cover by Kieth.

The long-awaited fifth volume completing the story of the Maxx, Julie, Mr. Gone and Sarah! Julie and li'l Sarah encounter a slew of new characters, but can both of them survive the experience? Glory's story is finally revealed, Megan shares a special moment in her life, and much more in issues #28-36 of The Maxx!

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


Written by Brett Lewis, art and cover by John Paul Leon.

What became of the U.S.S.R.'s super-soldiers after the Soviet Union collapsed? The answer may be found in The Winter Men, a thrilling 8-issue mini-series that combines the Russian Mafia with fallen super-heroes! Kris Kalenov is a war hero turned mobbed-up rent-a-cop who spends his days drinking and taking bribes in the "New Russia." While pursuing a seemingly dead-end kidnap case, Kris comes face-to-face with his past and uncovers old secrets that may awaken these super-powered sleeping giants.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

Isabel's life-and-death struggle becomes a massacre as forces conspire to wipe out all evidence of the thwarted attempt on her life. With nowhere else to turn, Isabel is forced to acknowledge her growing dependence on the man who should be her mortal enemy.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

Yakuza strategist Renjiro never expected to come back from the dead. But now that he's been reborn as something less than human -- or perhaps more -- can he make the ultimate sacrifice that is demanded of him? Meanwhile, there's another new face on the streets of Tokyo: Suki Suzuki, freelance hellraiser and Yakuza wannabe. When she tries to carve out a niche for herself by challenging Boss Hideaki's lieutenants, things take a turn for the extreme!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

ABC. A new collection featuring the second smash-hit miniseries! Thirty years have passed for Tom Strong and the heroes of Terra Obscura -- do they have what it takes to stop a mysterious object on a collision course for their planet?

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker and others, art by Pascual Ferry, Duncan Fegredo and others, cover by Chris Sprouse and Jose Villarrubia.

ABC. An amazing new collection featuring Tom Strong #26-30! Whether investigating paranormal activities in the outermost atmosphere or entering a dream realm through a young girl who is also a living black hole, Tom Strong is the ever vigilant defender of Millennium City!

144 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 28.


Written by Steve Moore, art by Paul Gulacy and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Chris Sprouse.

ABC. Big trouble in central China! Tom lends a hand after a nuclear detonation in central Asia but discovers a spired city in which unusual dangers abound, as well as a lovely adventuress. What does all this have to do with a bizarre children's book written more than 100 years earlier?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


Written by Alan Moore and Steve Moore, art by Arthur Adams, Paul Rivoche, Jerry Ordway and others, cover by Adams.

ABC. Alan Moore's hero of Millennium City shines in this softcover collecting Tom Strong's Terrific Tales #1-6! This volume features Strong in spacefaring action, the debut of sexy heroine Jonni Future, and tales of Young Tom Strong!

176 pages, $17.99, in stores on Aug 31.


Written by Paul DiFilippo, rt and cover by Jerry Ordway

ABC. Get ready for a new 5-issue mini-series that catches up with the officers of Precinct 10 five years after the events of the Smax miniseries. Find out what's been going on in the lives of Toy Box, Kemlo Caesar, Smax, King Peacock, Joe Pi, and many others -- plus meet several new and decidedly unique cops. Each and every one of them will be needed as they face dangers from both outside their ranks and among themselves!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


100 BULLETS #63

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

Allegiances in this world are like shifting sand, and when one particularly sexy member of The Trust tries to draw a line in it, she'll learn that Agent Graves doesn't just cross a line -- he obliterates it.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

In the aftermath of the magical war, Tim Hunter must take apart the strange new world he created, because leaving dimensions open can be dangerous. Three mysterious figures in trench coats guest-star as the 3-part ³Losing My Religion² begins.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

After three long years of teasing and misdirection, the Adversary is revealed in the fourth amazing chapter of the "Homelands" saga. Now the action picks up as we follow Boy Blue in his quest across the Homelands, learn how close he came to rescuing Red Riding Hood, and discover how the Adversary came to power.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

Part 5 of the 6-part "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go." As Nergal's master plan becomes frighteningly clear, John learns the macabre fate of Cheryl's soul. But surrounded by Rosacarnis and his own demon offspring, it may be too late for Constantine to save his sister -- or himself.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 24.


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

Featuring art by the acclaimed Colin Wilson (Lt. Blueberry). His master plan accomplished, Max is now an international threat. But before the Losers can get to him, one of their own is captured in a scenario they may be unable to think their way out of.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

Part 3 of the 6-part "Morningstar." Lucifer confronts the forces of the Lilim on the fields of Armageddon, with all the big guns on the other side. But his hands are empty, and his foes are only too willing to call his desperate bluff.

32 pages, $2.75, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

Kaley, Ethan and Mike all close in on the lair of the mnemovore, facing the utter collapse of reason and memory amid dozens of lifeless bodies. As the fearsome scale of its menace is finally revealed, three-way battle lines are drawn and human blood is spilled.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 10.


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

With the enthusiastic assassins Croup and Vandemar on her trail, Door returns to her family home and finds her father's dying secret -- one that could lead her to her true enemy, who has yet to reveal himself. In another part of London Below, Richard faces the terrifying Night's Bridge, where many have tried but few have crossed alive.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 31.


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

As Siobhan and her allies succumb to the warring factions of Otherworld, Jason and his other companions continue to be seduced by the scientific miracles of this new world -- except for Catherine, who's still desperately trying to find her fiancé and discover Jason's role in his disappearance.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 24.


Written by Bill Willingham, art by Shawn McManus, cover by Tara McPherson.

The world's oldest, most powerful witch returns in this collection written by Bill Willingham. This tale follows Thessaly as she becomes the unwitting partner in a monster-killing business with her ghostly one-time nemesis, Fetch.

96 pages, $12.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

The 4-part "Healing the Breach" concludes. While Professor Schiller relives the painful time when his brilliant student Alec Holland stole the only woman he ever loved, Swamp Thing, imprisoned by the eco-sorcerers, confronts the Seed Gatherer, a deranged transdimensional CEO who believes he's channeling the spirit of Johnny Appleseed.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


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

Reprinting issues #9-14 of this Vertigo character's newest incarnation, Swamp Thing: Love In Vain features the first two story arcs from writer Joshua Dysart -- "Love in Vain" and "A Measure of Faith" -- and continues to showcase the spectacular art of Enrique Breccia.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Aug. 17.


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

Series co-creator Pia Guerra returns for a special stand-alone issue that finally reveals the whole story behind Yorick Brown's long-lost true love, Beth Deville. As Yorick risks his life to travel halfway around the world in search of this alluring young woman, Beth must survive her own trial by fire.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Aug. 3.


Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by David Lloyd.

One of the accomplishments that cemented Alan Moore's reputation -- soon to be a major motion picture -- returns in a stunning new edition. A terrifying portrait of totalitarianism and resistance superbly illustrated by artist David Lloyd, this edition includes everything from the Vertigo trade paperback as well as a new 8-page section featuring early sketches and art by Lloyd.

296 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

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