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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2008

DC COMICS FOR SEPTEMBER

DCU SPECIAL EVENT TITLES

TRINITY #14-17

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza, art by Mark Bagley/Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel/Andy Owens, Mike Norton and Tom Derenick/Wayne Faucher.

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman lead the heroes of the DCU against the machinations of their malevolent counterparts, resulting in a cataclysmic event that will change the world -- but not like anyone involved expects. Plus, Hawkman and Gangbuster make their move to rescue Tarot, and Konvikt breaks loose.

32 pages, in stores on Sept. 3, Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24.

DC UNIVERSE: DECISIONS #1-2

Written by Judd Winick and Bill Willingham, pencil art by Rick Leonardi, covers by Stephane Roux.

Election season is upon us, and the stakes have never been higher! An unknown villain is attempting to assassinate the presidential candidates, and only the heroes of the DCU stand in the way. As Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, Batman and more try to learn the killer's identity, they are faced with the difficult task of reconciling their own personal ideals with the mission at hand.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Sept. 10 and Sept. 24

FINAL CRISIS #4

Written by Grant Morrison, art by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pacheco, covers by Jones.

It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. Millions now toil as slaves of Darkseid, while the Justifier shock troops of Apokolips lay waste to the planet Earth and hunt down its protectors.

The remaining free humans and superheroes are stationed around the world, besieged within the walls of ten very familiar Watchtowers, as they fight a desperate, losing battle against the triumphant forces of evil.

While Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to deliver the secret of humanity's last hope across America's blasted wastelands, the Outsiders brave the horrors of the Bludhaven bunker in search of Batman. The ultimate battle is coming...but which heroes will become villain -- and vice versa? And what part do the Secret Society have to play in the dawning of this new Age of Evil?

Darkness is falling and death rules the day. Is this truly the end of the Age of Super Heroes? Final Crisis #4: ³How to Murder the Earth!²

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #2

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Philip Tan, Jeff De Los Santos and Jonathan Glapion, cover by Tan.

The Question's been marked for death by The Spectre! How will Renee escape the grasp of the Spirit of Vengeance? Can either of them stop the immortal Vandal Savage once he has the Spear of Destiny? Plus, the return of Batwoman!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #1

Written by Geoff Johns, art by George Perez and Scott Koblish, cover by Perez.

As Superboy-Prime leads the Legion of Super-Villains against everything and everyone inspired by the legacy of Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes are forced to call for help from beyond their world. Meanwhile, contingency plans are created by Brainiac 5 as he attempts to overcome Colu's devastating betrayal, Dawnstar and Wildfire pull off a startling rescue, but at a horrible cost to the universe, and Saturn Girl uncovers the source of the Legion's troubles.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES' REVENGE #3

Written by Geoff Johns, art and covers by Scott Kolins.

Captain Cold and the Rogues only want one thing -- revenge. But with the Secret Society hitting the Rogues where it hurts, that revenge is being kept at an arm's length. Not to mention, the subject of their revenge is now under Libra's protection. It's do or die time for the Rogues as this villainous mini-series concludes! Plus, what's up with...Barry Allen?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

AMBUSH BUG: YEAR NONE #3

Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, art by Giffen and Al Milgrom, cover by Amanda Conner.

Darkseid makes a list and checks it twice! Plus, a shotgun wedding, alternate universes, more OMACs than you can shake a stick at and the very important return of Super-Turtle all

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

SECRET SIX #1

Written by Gail Simone, art by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazlewood, cover by Cliff Chiang.

The Secret Six are back in an all-new ongoing series that promises to deliver some of the darkest, most twisted action-adventure the DC Universe has seen since...well, the last time the Secret Six got together! Simone and Scott reunite to chronicle the adventures of the Six, and you will not believe what they have in store. Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and ?? as they prepare for an adventure that will take them through a gauntlet across the seediest parts of the DC Universe, and will ultimately pit them against a foe more monstrous and murderous than any they've had to face!

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

EL DIABLO #1

Written by Jai Nitz, art and cover by Phil Hester and Ande Parks.

The haunted horseman returns to the DCU in a six-issue miniseries! Who is Chato Santana? A ruthless ganglord or a modern-day Robin Hood? Caught between the law and a power struggle in his gang, Chato meets Lazarus Lane, an impossibly old man with a possessed past. Witness this tale of rebirth, revenge, betrayal, justice, Hell, comeuppance, curses, and consequences.

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

REIGN IN HELL #3

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz, cover by Justiano.

It's all-out war in Hell! The mystic heroes in the DC Universe are forced to choose sides between Lord Satanus and Neron - and you'll be shocked by the results! Plus - A secret detention facility harbors something too horrible for even Hell to contain - what if it gets loose?

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 24.

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #5

Written by Jim Starlin, art by Ron Lim and Rob Hunter, cover by Starlin and Hunter.

t's all-out war between the Rannians and Thanagarians! Sardath prepares Rann's space fleet for an attack on Thanagar, but they're ill-prepared for what the Thanagarians have waiting for them. Meanwhile, Deacon Dark's plans finally come together...can the universe withstand the might of the new, all-powerful Snnyar?

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 17.

ADAM STRANGE SPECIAL #1

Written by Jim Starlin, art by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green, cover by Starlin and Al Milgrom.

A Rann/Thanagar: Holy War tie-in! After narrowly escaping a deadly blast, Adam Strange finds himself spiraling through the timestream, forced to relive the past and helpless to watch as his future unravels before his very eyes. Will he be able to pull himself together to rejoin the Holy War?

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Sept. 3.

TITANS #5

Written by Judd Winick, art by Rodney Buchemi, cover by Ian Churchill.

When Raven's half-brothers return to claim her and unite Trigon's bloodline, Raven must choose which ties are stronger: the family she was born to, or the new family she has made.

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

TEEN TITANS #63

Written by Sean McKeever, art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose.

Bombshell is back! But wait -- isn't she dead? Whatever the answer, one thing's for sure: the Teen Titans are gonna have their hands full! Also in this issue: Wonder Girl can feel something terrible on the horizon coming for her and there's nothing she can do to stop it!

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

TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #7

Written by Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz, art by Jamal Igle, Robin Riggs and Fernando Pasarin, cover by Andie Tong.

Batman (The DCU's Greatest Detective) and The Batman (Tangent's Mystical Avenger) must work together to attack the Superman's empire!

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

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #5

Written by Bruce Jones, art by Al Barrionuevo and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Russ Heath.

As the mystery deepens, Lt. Carson -- late of WWII -- and Akisha -- the strange woman from Earth's future -- forge a bond against the lunacy of their prehistoric surroundings, which have become ever crazier with the revival of G.I. Robot!

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

DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #5

Written by Mark Sable, art by Carlos Magno and Jonathan Glapion, cover by Mick McKone.

Meet The Phantom Limbs, an elite team of wounded soldiers saved by Cyborg's technology. The catch? The only way they can keep their new limbs is by killing for the mercenary Mr. Orr. Will Vic be able to save them from this Faustian bargain -- or will they kill him first?

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

SUPERMAN #680

Written by James Robinson, art by Renato Guedes and José Wilson Magalháes, cover by Alex Ross.

"Atlas," part 4! The grand finale of the Atlas epic finds Superman's foe seemingly victorious! With Superman down for the count, who can stand in the way of the city's supposed new ruler? Enter Krypto, (Super)man's best friend, who will do anything to protect his master. Krypto at his most heroic, a worthy addition to the Superman Family -- and a very good boy. Plus: A new, magical character settles in Metropolis, just when Superman needs him most.

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

TOR #5

Written, art and cover by Joe Kubert.

Captured and bound, Tor's fate rests in the hands of a jealous Shaman. A sacrifice might succeed in delivering the tribe of hairy men from evil, but it will definitely deliver Tor and his allies straight into the mouths of hungry forest spirits!

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



BATMAN TITLES

JOKER HC

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

An even darker and more disturbing side to the most dangerous man in Gotham: The Joker. After yet another stint in Arkham Asylum, The Joker finds "his city" divided among mobsters and costumed villains. Not content to settle for a piece of the pie, The Joker vows to take back the whole damn enchilada by any means necessary. Look for appearances by a slew of Gotham's most wanted, including gritty takes on Two-Face, Riddler, Killer Croc, Penguin, Harley Quinn and even Batman!

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

BATGIRL #3

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Jim Calafiore and Mark McKenna, cover by Andy Clarke.

Batgirl, Marque and an unexpected ally cross swords -- and daggers, spears and whips -- with the deadly Daughters of David Cain! Also, Cassandra's worked hard to keep her private mission of vengeance secret from her allies -- but is that enough?

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

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #5

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Kelley Jones.

Bruce Wayne's charity ball has been crashed by two fearsome foes! The monstrous Man-Bat returns to face off against the menacing Midnight as the lives of all of Gotham's elite, including billionaire Bruce Wayne and Detective April Clarkson, hang in the balance.

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

DETECTIVE COMICS #848

Written by Paul Dini, art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, cover by Nguyen.

A "Batman: R.I.P." tie-in! "Heart of Hush" Part 3 of 5! To save the sanity of a kidnapped child, Batman must confront the Scarecrow! But their battle is just a part of Hush's plot against Batman and Bruce Wayne, setting the stage for the most shocking surprise ending of the year! Guest-starring Catwoman!

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

NIGHTWING #148

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Don Kramer and Jay Leisten, cover by Rags Morales.

A "Batman: R.I.P." tie-in! Nightwing's been shot by an assassin! How can he save the life of Harvey Dent's former lover before the killer returns to finish the job...and before he bleeds to death? Will Nightwing find sanctuary in the Batcave, or will Batman's recent disappearance lead to an even bigger mystery?

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

ROBIN #178

Written by Chuck Dixon, art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II.

The repercussions from ³Batman R.I.P.² have shaken Robin to the core. With all his relationships fracturing and his place as both sidekick and son, boyfriend and best friend thrown into turmoil, how will Tim Drake determine the best course of action for his future? "Search for a Hero" begins an epic tale that could very well turn the Boy Wonder into a man!

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

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #21

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Kevin Maguire.

"The Bat and the Cat" Part 5! The tale concludes as Batgirl finds out who sent Catwoman after Commissioner Gordon's notebook -- and why! But to do so she will have to spend the night in Arkham Asylum!

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

SIMON DARK #12

Written by Steve Niles and Scott Hampton, art and cover by Hampton.

Simon's status changes in a major advance against the cult that seeks to control Gotham City! As the Black Cloud descends and infects the populace, Simon must make a life-altering choice to save everyone!

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

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #11

Written by Frank Tieri, art by Ryan Benjamin and Saleem Crawford, cover by Jim Calafiore.

A "Batman: R.I.P." tie-in! In part 1 of the 2-part "Outsiders No More," the team faces its greatest crisis ever! Could the absence of the Dark Knight mean the end of the Outsiders? Featuring a guest creative team of Frank Tieri and Ryan Benjamin, this issue spotlights major turning points for two main characters.

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

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SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #869

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Gary Frank and Jon Sibal, cover by Frank.

³Brainiac² part 4 of 5! Krypton's greatest adversary has set his sights on Superman and his homeworld as his endless quest for absolute knowledge continues. But the horrors within Brainiac's ship are nothing compared to the alien behind it. Superman's world is about to change as the build-up to the Superman event of 2008 races towards its conclusion!

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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #52

Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, art by Rafael Albuquerque, cover by Ryan Sook.

In the second half of "Li'l Leaguers," The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight must team up with the Li'l League to battle an army of Li'l Villains. Then, the Li'l Villains meet some of their grownup counterparts as Li'l Lex hatches his plan to take over the world. Don't miss this issue's shock ending!

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

SUPERGIRL #33

Written by James Peaty, art by Ron Randall, cover by Stephane Roux.

Coming off the most devastating decision of her young career, Supergirl finds herself at a crossroads. Is she worthy of the "S" she wears? Can she involve herself in the affairs of humans again after misusing her powers so badly? Enter the Empress (of Young Justice fame), who has a whole different perspective on the matter!

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

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DCU TITLES

BLUE BEETLE #31

Written by Matthew Sturges, art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

After getting roped into Border Patrol duty, Blue Beetle learns you can't fight City Hall! He can still fight Intergang, though -- but they're not going to make it easy for him! Guest-starring Doctor Mid-Nite!

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

BIRDS OF PREY #122

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Michael O'Hare and John Floyd, cover by Stephane Roux.

Zatanna lends a hand when Manhunter's fears begin to take over her mind, while the Visionary sends his Scavengers after the Birds of Prey! Also: The Joker comes a-calling on Barbara Gordon!

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

BOOSTER GOLD #12

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

"Vicious Cycle," Part 2. When Booster's attempts to right a wrong from Batman's early days goes horribly wrong, he must look to the newest member of his Time Masters team to set things straight.

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

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17

Written by Marv Wolfman, art and cover by Phil Winslade.

Supergirl and Raven team up to save San Francisco from a new super villain with deep roots in the DC Universe!

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

CHECKMATE #30

Written by Bruce Jones, art and cover by Manuel Garcia.

Chimera and Chloe are finally reunited, but all hell's breaking loose around them, especially when August General in Iron defies the Black King's orders and returns to China.

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

THE FLASH #244

Written by Alan Burnett, art by Paco Diaz and Drew Geraci, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

The epic "This Was Your Life, Wally West" kicks off in high gear as Flash faces a scary blast from the past. Plus, Keystone City is abuzz over the new threat in town, who just might be the finish line for the Flash!

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

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #12

Written by Judd Winick, art by Mike Norton and Wayne Faucher, cover by Cliff Chiang.

Side-by-side with the League of Assassins, Team Arrow finds where Connor Hawke's been taken -- but are they too late to save him?

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

GREEN LANTERN #35

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert, cover by Reis.

The conclusion to ³Secret Origin²! The prelude to the Blackest Night begins as the climax of the story of Hal Jordan's first adventure comes to a close! Hal and Sinestro are confronted by the Guardians over their greatest fears. Plus, Sinestro uncovers a new prophecy all his own as the stage is set for next month's ³Rage of the Red Lanterns²!

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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Luke Ross and Fabio Laguna, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

As Kyle and Guy deal with personal issues on Oa, several Lanterns search for whoever's been gruesomely removing the eyes of their relatives. Meanwhile, the Guardian known as Scar summons Lantern Saarek for a mission that will lead directly into The Blackest Night.

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

JONAH HEX #35

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by J.H. Williams III.

Jonah Hex joins a posse hunting a gang of murderous outlaws, but when the guns fall silent, Hex finds himself faced with a peculiar proposition, as a marshal named Roth and his pretty young wife invite Hex for the strangest dinner of his life.

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25

Written by Dwayne McDuffie, art and cover by Ed Benes.

Vixen and Animal Man journey into the sacred Tantu Totem to solve the mystery of their altered powers. But Anansi, the African spider god responsible for these changes, has only begun reshaping the powers and histories of the Justice League, as eight-year-old Bruce Wayne shoots the burglar who killed his parents, Wonder Woman retires from the JLA after the tragic death of her husband, Superman, and The Green Lantern Corps quarantines Earth after one of their number destroys an American city. With the team's history changing before Vixen's eyes, is the JLA we now know gone forever?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19

Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross, art and variant cover by Dale Eaglesham, cover by Alex Ross.

³One World, Under Gog² continues! The Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to EarthŠin a way that frightens some and thrills others. But with Hawkman around, it's not going to be a simple debate. Plus, Starman reveals his concerns about the team's future to Mr. Terrific while Power Girl struggles to come to terms with her greatest desire!

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

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #46

Written by Jim Shooter, art and cover by Frances Manapul and John Livesay.

Chameleon's hand is amputated! The menacing Intruder Planet is revealed as the source of the Alien Life-Eradicators! A longtime Legionnaire takes the first step down the path of darkness! Plus, the heartbreaking end of the oldest relationship in the history of the Legion!

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

MANHUNTER #34

Written by Marc Andreyko, art by Michael Gaydos, cover by Liam Sharp.

It's a duel in the desert as Manhunter and the Birds of Prey allies find themselves up against the Suicide Squad -- and a truly twisted notion of national security!

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

THE SPIRIT #21

Written by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, art by Paul Smith, cover by Smith and Walden Wong.

Once again, Denny Colt attempts to take a vacation from the grit and violence of Central City -- this time at a dude ranch. But crime follows him there in the form of murder!

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

WONDER WOMAN #24

Written by Gail Simone, art by Bernard Chang,cover by Aaron Lopresti.

After Diana's high-profile showdown with the devil is broadcast worldwide, Hollywood comes calling with a surefire proposal: Wonder Woma: The Movie! It's the summer blockbuster to end all blockbusters, but will Diana play along? And will the project get back-burnered permanently by a terrorist with a grudge against the Amazons?

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

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DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS


BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 6 TP

Writtem by Bill Finger, Joseph Greene, Jack Schiff and Edmond Hamilton, art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos and Jack Burnley, cover by Kane.

A new entry in the series collecting every Batman story in original, chronological order, this volume collects Batman #10-11 and stories from Detective Comics #62-66 and World's Finest Comics #5-6.

192 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

CATWOMAN: CRIME PAYS TP

Written by Will Pfeifer, art by David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez, cover by Adam Hughes.

Catwoman discovers herself imprisoned on the Hell Planet of Salvatiron Run, and it looks like her villainous peers don't appreciate her apparently do-gooder attitude in this title collecting Catwoman #73-77!

128 pages, $14.99, in stoers on Oct. 15.

BOOSTER GOLD: BLUE AND GOLD HC

Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz, art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

In this second Booster Gold volume collecting issues #0, 7-10 and 1 Million, Booster travels through time to save his best friend, Blue Beetle, from being murdered. But the resulting change to the time stream creates a wormhole of problems for the two heroes and some unpredictable consequences.

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on Nov. 5.

CAMELOT 3000 DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by Mike W. Barr, art by Brian Bolland, Terry Austin, Bruce Patterson and Dick Giordano, cover by Bolland.

The classic tale that exploded into comics shops in the early 1980s is collected for the first time in hardcover! Featuring a new cover by acclaimed artist Brian Bolland, this deluxe, oversized volume collects the twelve-issue series in its entirety, along with bonus materials including never-before-seen preliminary artwork by Bolland and developmental material from writer Mike W. Barr!

320 pages, $34.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3 TP

Written by Mike Sekowsky and Dennis O'Neil, art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Giordano, Dick Dillin and others, cover by Mike Sekowsky and Dick Giordano.

This third volume of Diana Prince's early 1970s adventures collects Wonder Woman #190-198 and World's Finest Comics #204! In these tales, Diana gets lost in an alien dimension, stops a barbarian horde from invading Paradise Island, nearly becomes the bride of a tyrant and more!

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

GREEN LANTERN: IN BRIGHTEST DAY TP

Written by John Broome, Alan Moore, Ron Marz and others, art by Gil Kane, Dave Gibbons and others, cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Acclaimed Green Lantern writer Geoff Johns selects and provides commentary on his favorite tales of the Emerald Guardian, originally printed in Green Lantern#7, 40, 59, 162, 173, 177, 182, 183 and 188, Green Lantern (Second Series) #51, Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #6 and Green Lantern Corps Annual #2.

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

JACK KIRBY'S THE DEMON OMNIBUS HC

Written by Jack Kirby, art and cover by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer.

One of Jack Kirby's most memorable creations returns in this title collecting the entire, original 16-issue series from the early 1970s! Part man, part elemental fury, Etrigan the Demon was bound to Jason Blood by Merlin to defend Camelot, only to become a demonologist in the modern-day DC Universe.

384 pages, $49.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

JLA: THAT WAS NOW, THIS IS THEN TP

Written by Roger Stern, art by John Byrne and Mark Farmer, cover by Joshua Middleton.

The classic creative team of Roger Stern and John Byrne reunite for this tale from JLA Classified #50-54! The Justice League faces a foe who's out for revenge -- but The World's Greatest Super Heroes have no record of ever battling him before!

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

JONAH HEX: LUCK RUNS OUT TP

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Russ Heath, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jordi Bernet, John Higgins, Stefano Landini and Rafa Garres, cover by Bernet.

Six-guns blaze again in this new Jonah Hex title collecting issues #25-30! This volume features a lost chapter from the end of Hex's trail, in which he meets his son in an awkward and violent encounter.

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 3 HC

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Kevin Maguire, Steve Leialoha and others, cover by Maguire.

Batman, Green Lantern, Booster Gold and the other quirky heroes of Justice League International are back! First, the team battles a colony of spaceships known only as the Cluster, then track Mister Miracle back to Apokolips in this new volume collecting issues #14-22 of their acclaimed 1980s series.

224 pages, $24.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THE NEXT AGE TP

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert and Ruy Jose, cover by Alex Ross.

The book collecting the first four issues of Justice Society of America is now available in trade paperback! Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate a recruitment program, tracking heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

NIGHTWING: FREEFALL TP

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Rags Morales, Don Kramer, Michael Bair and Christian Alamy, cover by Morales and Bair.

Writer Peter Tomasi's first tales of Nightwing are collected in this volume featuring issues #140-146! When the bodies of fallen villains begin to disappear, Nightwing is drawn into a web of intrigue involving Talia al Ghul and the diabolical Dr. Creighton Kendall.

168 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

THE QUESTION VOL. 3: EPITAPH FOR A HERO TP

Written by Dennis O'Neil, art and cover by Denys Cowan and Rick Magyar,

The Question's 1980s adventures continue in this new title collecting issues #13-18. In this volume, The Question is captured while on the trail of paramilitary fanatics!

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME BOOK 2 HC

Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross, art by Dale Eaglesham and Ruy Jose, cover by Alex Ross.

The Kingdom Come Superman continues to crusade against evil alongside his new Justice Society teammates -- but is he the only one who can stand against the threat of Magog? And what are Gog's true motives? This hard-hitting new volume collects Justice Society of America #13-18!

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST VOL. 2 TP

Written by Jerry Coleman, Ed Herron, Dave Wood, Bill Finger and Edmond Hamilton, art by Dick Sprang, Curt Swan, Jim Mooney and others, cover by Curt Swan and George Klein.

Superman, Batman and Robin team up once more in tales from World's Finest Comics #112-145! Among the foes the World's Finest team faces are The Composite Superman, The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk!

520 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2 TP

Written by Robert Kanigher, art and cover by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito.

Collecting Wonder Wman #118-137, in which Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl face the Human Iceberg, the Island Eater, the Robotic Wonder Woman and more!

528 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

SUPERMAN VS. BRAINIAC TP

Written by various, art by Curt Swan, Gil Kane, George Pérez and others, cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino.

Superman's greatest battles against Brainiac are collected in this volume featuring stories from Action Comics #242, 489-491, 544, 649 and 763, Superman #167, Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #17, Adventures of Superman #438 and Superman: Metropolis Secret Files #1.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE TP

Written by Amy Wolfram, art by Karl Kerschl and Serge LaPointe, cover by Karl Kerschl.

The early days of the Teen Titans are chronicled in this title collecting the 6-issue miniseries!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

THE SPIRIT: FEMMES FATALE TP

Written by Will Eisner. Art and cover by Will Eisner

With Frank Miller's movie version of Will Eisner's The Spirit set to hit theatres in December, DC Comics collects some of the most memorable stories pitting The Spirit against his most sultry opponents! Featuring 23 selected tales of mystery originally published between 1940 and 1949, these stories star P'Gell, Sand Saref, Saree, Silk Satin, Thorne Strand, Autumn Mews and many others.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

WATCHMEN HC

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

With a major motion picture in production for release spring 2009 from Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures and director Zack Snyder (300), this is DC Comics' first-ever hardcover edition of the Hugo Award-winning epic from writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, offered at DC's standard trim size. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, Watchmen has only grown in stature since its original publication. This volume features a new cover by Gibbons and contains the high-quality, recolored pages found in Watchmen: THE Absolute Edition, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. Also included are selected bonus sketch materials.

436 pages, $39.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC - NEW PRINTING

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

Timed to coincide with the release of the new Watchmen HC, DC releases a new printing of Watchmen: The Absolute Edition, the oversized, slipcased volume featuring the original 12-issue epic, plus samples of Alan Moore's Watchmen scripts, the Watchmen proposal, Dave Gibbons' concept art, cover roughs, and more!

464 pages, $75, in stores on Nov. 12.

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WILDSTORM TITLES

THE AUTHORITY: WORLD'S END #2

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Christos Gage, art by Simon Coleby and Brandon Badeaux, cover by Coleby.

The Authority -- or what's left of them -- struggle to survive in their harsh new environment. As if the daily struggle to continue living in this devastated world wasn't enough, things take a turn for the worse when a ragtag army of vicious psychopaths approach the Carrier -- led by the Eidolon! Are the Authority capable of handling this new threat? Plus: Part 2 of the Wetworks backup story that began last month in Wildcats #2, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Brandon Badeaux!

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

GEN13 #22

Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage, art by Mike Huddleston and Brandon Badeaux, cover by Huddleston.

As the kids navigate their way through a flattened and flooded New York, they discover human survivors of the apocalypse -- who want superhuman blood! Can a desperate plan bail them out, or will the kids serve the ultimate sentence for being post-humans? Plus: Part 3 of the Wetworks backup story by Gage and Badeaux!

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

STORMWATCH PHD #14

Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage, art by Leandro Fernández, Francisco Paronzini and Brandon Badeaux, cover by Leandro Fernández.

The surviving members of StormWatch find their satellite existence isolated and difficult, and now the satellite is reaching its breaking point. Can the team reach out to an old foe for help? And will their efforts result in a new understanding or an old brawl? Plus: Part 4 of the Wetworks backup story by Gage and Badeaux!

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

WILDCATS #3

Written by Christos Gage, art by Neil Googe and Mike McKone, cover by Neil Googe.

As the Wildcats attempt to rebuild their shattered world one piece at a time, a glimmer of hope is offered in a rumored oasis in the Nevada desert that literally sprang up out of nowhere after the Apocalypse. Could this be the fabled Nevada Garden? And what ex-member of StormWatch: PHD stands in the way of them finding out? Also, a new backup story begins focusing on Marc Slayton, the original Backlash, by writer Christos Gage and artist Mike McKone.

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

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER TP

Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Kevin O'Neill.

In the 1950s, England is not what it was, and with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen disavowed, Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain seek answers that can be found only in the Black Dossier, a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters. Now available in trade paperback, this amazing graphic novel includes a 3-D section complete with custom 3-D glasses and much more!

200 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

FRIDAY THE 13TH VOL. 2 TP

Written by Marc Andreyko, Jason Aaron, Ron Marz and Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Adam Archer, Andy B, Shawn Moll and Mike Huddleston, cover by Mike McKone. A new Friday the 13th volume collecting Pamela's Tale #1-2, Abuser and the Abused #1, Summer Vacation #1-2 and Bad Land #1-2!

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

FRINGE #1-2

By TBA.

From J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the team behind the upcoming film Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III and the hit show Alias, comes Fringe, a new TV series that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality. The mysteries start here, in a special miniseries leading up to the premiere of Fringe on Fox on Sept. 9! Watch for an announcement on this miniseries' creative team, coming soon!

32 pages, $2.99, in stoeres on August 27 and Sept. 24.

HEROES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Christopher Zatta, Mark Sable, Mark Warshaw, Christine Boylan, Chuck Kim, Harrison Wilcox, Pierluigi Cothran, Jim Martin, Timm Keppler, DJ Doyle and others, art by Staz Johnson, Michael Gaydos, Tom Grummett, Ryan Odagawa, Jason Badower, Travis Kotzebue, Marcus To and others Cover by Gene Ha.

The sequel to last year's top-selling HEROES hardcover is here! This stunning new volume collects the incredibly engaging online comics based on the smash-hit, Emmy Award-nominated NBC TV series Heroes! Collecting every online chapter from Season Two, this volume features the work of top TV and comics writers. Included are the stories ³TheTen Brides of Takezo Kensei,² ³The End of Hana and Drucker,² ³The Golden Goose² and many more!

272 pages, $29.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

EX MACHINA VOL. 7: EX CATHEDRA TPC

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Tony Harris and Jim Clark, cover by Harris.

In this new volume collecting issues #30-35 of the acclaimed series, Mayor Mitchell Hundred is summoned to Rome for an audience with the Pope. But as Hundred makes his travel plans, he is unaware of the assassin who has him in his sights.

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

STORMING PARADISE #3

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Butch Guice and Eduardo Barreto, cover by Guice.

Operation Olympus gains a foothold on the beaches of Japan at a deadly cost. As the bombs fall, Japan's citizens fight for their lives in a desperate battle that quickly turns to slaughter. Could the secret arrival of a Third Reich U-boat mean a setback for the invasion?

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

CHUCK #4

Written by Peter Johnson and Zev Barow, art by Jeremy Haun and Phil Noto, cover by Kristian Donaldson.

The comic based on the hit TV series continues! Chuck Bartowski and his friends head into the black markets of Eastern Europe and Singapore on a recon mission, only to learn that it's a rescue mission -- and failure is not an option!

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

CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #5

Written by B. Clay Moore, art and cover by Carlo Barberi and Jacob Eguren.

Casey's new mentor has begun filling in the blanks concerning exactly what is happening to Casey -- and the answers will astound her! But considering the strange events of the last few days -- martial arts, murder, and super-powers -- nothing seems impossible anymore. And can Casey rein in her murderous impulses long enough to enjoy a class trip?

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

DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #6

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott, cover by Gene Ha.

Hell has been unleashed upon the earth, as all the villains from the DC Universe and the WildStorm Universe team up. And with the moon ripped from its orbit, the earth itself is being torn asunder. Could this final issue contain the end of two universes?

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

SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #6

Written by Peter Johnson and Rebecca Dessertine, art by Diego Olmos, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

Sam Winchester has been kidnapped, and his father will stop at nothing to find him! But the clues are few, and even if John does find the culprit, will Dean back him up in the fight? The shattering conclusion to Rising Son is here!

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

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER #1

Written by Micky Neilson, Art by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington, Cover by Chris Robinson, variant cover by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington.

As the Lich King's plague of undeath ravages the human kingdom of Lordaeron, a mighty blade is forged from a dark orb! In the hands of Highlord Alexandros Mograine, the blade will become legend. In time, both blade and man will become . . . Ashbringer. In anticipation of the eagerly awaited game expansion, WildStorm and Blizzard have created this 4-issue miniseries written by Blizzard Creative Director Micky Neilson and featuring art by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington.

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

FRIDAY THE 13TH VOL. 2 TP

Written by Marc Andreyko, Jason Aaron, Ron Marz and Joshua Hale Fialkov, art by Adam Archer, Andy B, Shawn Moll and Mike Huddleston, cover by Mike McKone.

A new Friday the 13th volume collecting Pamela's Tale #1-2, Abuser and the Abused #1, Summer Vacation #1-2 and Bad Land #1-2!

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

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VERTIGO TITLES

TOKEN

Written by Alisa Kwitney, art and cover by Joëlle Jones.

Can a Jewish girl out of time and a Spanish old soul survive culture clashes and criminal records to find true love in the sun-drenched, sequined miasma that was South Beach in the 1980s? Noted comics writer and novelist Alisa Kwitney and amazing artist Joëlle Jones team up for the ultimate retro romance.

176 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

AIR #3

Written by G. Willow Wilson, art and cover by M.K. Perker.

Blythe races to understand the clues hidden in a mysterious letter from Zayn, one sent from a country that doesn't exist. Could it be connected to the feathered serpent that appears in her dreams? She'll find out when she sets off to rescue Zayn -- and gets more than she bargained for.

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

100 BULLETS #95

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

The countdown to the series finale blazes on! With five issues left to go, all Hell is breaking loose as Lono finally chooses a side and makes one key player wish they never got into the underworld business.

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

ARMY@LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #2

Written by Rick Veitch, art and cover by Rick Veitch and Gary Erskine.

Rocketing from the battlefields of Afbaghistan, Magoon's impossibly addictive pop song sweeps the planet with Allie in the driver's seat and Healey in the dark. But Loman's back too, and wouldn't you know it, Switzer's caught him in a lie.

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

GREATEST HITS #1

Written by David Tischman, art and cover by Glenn Fabry, variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

Meet the Mates! They're the greatest super team of all time, straight out of England and into our hearts: Crusader, The Solicitor, Vizier and Zipper.

But who are the heroes behind the mania? How did they meet? And what's next for The Mates? You'll find out in this fab 6-issue miniseries written by David Tischman with art by Glenn Fabry that pulls back the curtain to reveal the men behind the masks.

Greatest Hits looks at The Mates, from their humble 1960s beginnings, through the drug-fueled 1970s, and into the techno '80s, the grungy '90s, and to the present day. This is The Mates from the height of their glory to the depths of excess, as filmed by a struggling Hollywood director -- one with his own dark ties to the team.

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

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 4 HC

Written by Neil Gaiman, art by Marc Hempel, D'Israeli, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston, Teddy Kristiansen, Richard Case, Michael Zulli, Jon J Muth and Kevin Nowlan Cover by Dave McKean

This final volume includes behind-the-scenes extras plus issues #57-75 and a story from Vertigo Jam #1. Don't miss the end of what Playboy called ³a modern myth, as well as a précis on why the stories we tell matter so much."

608 patges, $99, in stores on Nov. 5

CROSSING MIDNIGHT VOL. 3: THE SWORD IN THE SOUL TP

Written by Mike Carey, art by Jim Fern, Gabriel Hernandez, Matteo Guerrero and Williams III, cover by Williams.

Toshi and Kai lead the kami armies into battle, but it may take more to determine the fate of the twins. This final volume collects issues #13-19 of the series Publishers Weekly called ³solid, entertaining and brilliantly executed.²

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

HELLBLAZER: THE FAMILY MAN TP

Written by Jamie Delano and Dick Foreman, art by Ron Tiner, Kevin Walker, Mark Buckingham, Sean Phillips, Steve Pugh, Dean Motter and Mark Pennington, cover by Kent Williams.

Collecting Hellblazer #23-24 and #28-33, this collection features one of the creepiest strories from fan-favorite Hellblazer writer Jamie Delano! A twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer known as the Family Man, whose bloody actions force the con man mage to make a shattering choice in their final showdown.

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #5

Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, art by Luca Rossi and Sean Murphy, cover by Sam Weber.

Part 5 of "Room and Boredom." In the extremely destructive conclusion to the first story arc, Fig Keele has literally brought down the House, but couldn't she have waited until everyone got out alive first? Plus: Sean Murphy illustrates "Jordan's Tale," in which the world's worst storyteller relates an anecdote involving vampire cats.

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

JACK OF FABLES #27

Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, art by Russ Braun, cover by Brian Bolland.

Hillary Page is the gal who stole away to Americana to find her father and ended up kicking Jack Horner square in the tacklebox. Now she's held captive by the vicious Bookburner with no hope of escape, and it looks like all of the good guys are about to be murdered by a malicious ovoid and a camel. Can Jack save the day? No -- he's got troubles of his own

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

MADAME XANADU #4

Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley

East and West. Past and present. The opulent wonderland of Xanadu is the crossroads of the whole worldŠand beyond!

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

NORTHLANDERS #10

Written by Brian Wood, art by Dean Ormston, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

³Lindisfarne,² part 2 of 2. Believing he single-handedly wished the Viking scourge into existence, young Edwin watches with fascinated horror as his hometown of Lindisfarne, England is pillaged and burned. With everything he's known and loved now destroyed, will he join with these seafaring raiders or be killed himself?

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

NORTHLANDERS VOL. 1: SVEN THE RETURNED TP

Written by Brian Wood, art by Dean Ormston, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

In this first volume collecting NORTHLANDERS #1-8, DMZ writer Brian Wood stabs Viking lore in the face with a fresh take on what it means to be a warrior. Meet Sven, an exiled Viking prince who must return to the desolate lands of his birth to reclaim his vast inheritance upon the death of his father.

200 pages, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 1.

SCALPED #21

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Davide Furno, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

Beginning an all-new arc that looks at two of the rez's most intriguing inhabitants. Chief Red Crow sits atop an empire amassed through murder and intimidation, but will the death of a friend make him change his ways? Dino Poor Bear is a young kid just scraping by, hoping to make a better life for himself, but how far is he willing to go to get what he wants?

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

UN-MEN VOL. 2: CHILDREN OF PARADOX TP

Written by John Whalen, art by Mike Hawthorne, cover by Tomer Hanuka.

Explore what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers in this final collection featuring issues #6-13 of the chilling series. When the albino government agent known as Kilcrop investigates a mysterious illness infecting the town of Aberrance, he winds up facing temptations he never could have imagined.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 1.

THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #12

Written by Si Spencer, art by Simon Gane and Ryan Kelly, cover by Sean Phillips.

Final issue. Horribly jaded, Morrison's friends realize that betrayal is the new game. They've become the unknowing tools of a vicious empire builder and it's time to turn the tables before everything goes up in flames. "London's Burning," just like the song says, in the conclusion to the series.

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

YOUNG LIARS #6

Written by David Lapham, art and cover by Lapham.

With Sadie either in a coma or dead, Danny is overcome with guilt. He rethinks the years of his life since he met Sadie and finds not the sacrificing lover/protector that he imagined himself to be, but he sees something elseŠsomething far more insidious... A manipulator who stops at nothing, even murder, to get what he wants.

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

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FAMILY DYNAMIC #2

Written by J. Torres, art by Tim Levins and Dan Davis, cover by Sean Galloway.

The Family Dynamic meets the dynamic duo known as Blackbird and Little Wing! But are they friends or foes? Or could they even be... family? One thing is for certain, there's no time for such questions with Tragedy Ann, the drama queen of crime, and her loony lackey Tom Foolery threatening to blow up Storm City!

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

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #3

Written, art and cover by Mike Kunkel.

Sometimes you just have one of those days. Billy just wants to stay Captain Marvel all the time and not change back into his normal self. That is, until Mary reminds him of a problem--he has detention! Meanwhile, Theo Adam now has the 7 Deadly Evils serving him as sidekicks. And he's not making matters any easier when he kidnaps Billy in hopes of stealing his power-granting magic word. When Mary finds Billy captured, she sets out to save him as Mary Marvel. But, things aren't always that simple when Theo Adam is around.

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

SUPER FRIENDS #7

Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Dario Brizuela, cover by J. Bone.

Amos Fortune believes winning is mostly a matter of luck -- and he's going to make his own from now on! But the Super Friends bet it takes skill to win. Who's right? Plus, puzzles, games and more!

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

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #49

Written by Russell Lissau, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty, cover by Andie Tong.

Green Lantern and Batman must work together to keep Mr. Freeze from sending Gotham City into an endless ice age!

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

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #18

Written by J. Torres, art by Ethan Beavers, cover by Alexander Serra.

Computer chaos hits New Metropolis, crippling the high-tech city and throwing the Legion into the Dark Ages as communications crash, starships collide and magic takes over! Brainiac 5 has to prove that science is stronger than sorcery...but will he have to give up his place in the Legion to do it?

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

TINY TITANS #8

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art and cover by Baltazar.

School is in session at Sidekick City Elementary and it's time for report cards and parent teacher conferences. Plus, Beast Boy gets more than he bargained for with a trip to the local library and hilarity ensues at Blue Beetle's birthday party with a case of mistaken identity and much, much more!

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

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #29

Written by Charlotte Fullerton, Tom Warburton and Jim Alexander, art by Mike Cavallaro, Stephanie Buscema, Phil Moy and Scott Shaw, cover by Min S. Ku,

A new Ben 10: Alien Force story opens with Kevin involved in a deal with the DNAliens! Has he returned to his old, evil ways? Also, the Kids Next Door take on the Delightful Children from Down The Lane, and a Samurai Jack story to boot!

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

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #49

Written by Robbie Busch, art by Cindy Morrow ,

The Block Party debut of the new hit series Chowder! Plus, the Powerpuff Girls play some badminton (with your help), and the guys at Camp Lazlo are up to their necks in potatoes!

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

LOONEY TUNES #166

Written by Frank Strom & Robbie Busch, art by Omar Aranda, Walter Carzon, Scott Roberts, Alberto Saichann, Ruben Torreiroand Mike DeCarlo, cover by Scott Gross.

It's that time of year again -- time for a double dose of Witch Hazel! Plus, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig!

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

SCOOBY-DOO #136

Written by Scott Cunningham, art by Roberto Barrios and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Robert Pope and Scott McRae.

The Scoobs get the jump on Halloween with a night of thrills, chills...and goblins? Get in gear for the most exciting holiday of the season with this companion to the all-new Scooby movie, Scooby-Doo and the Shadow Goblins!

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

MAD #494

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Celebrate Labor Day the way our forefathers did -- by plopping down in a comfy spot with the newest issue of MAD!

48 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Sept. 10.

MAD KIDS #23

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Missing an old issue of Mad? Have no fear! Your favorite strips come firmly packaged in this greatest hits extravagarbonzo!

48 pages, black and white, $4.99, in stores on Sept. 17.

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CMX TITLES


ASTRAL PROJECT VOL. 1

Written by marginal, illustrated by Syuji Takeya.

A modern tale of the supernatural by the author of the Eisner Award-winning Old Boy. ("marginal" is one of several aliases by creator Garon Tsuchiya.) Masahiko is estranged from his family and lives a dead-end life in Tokyo, working as a chauffeur for high-class call girls. When his sister dies under mysterious circumstances, he inherits an unlabeled CD from her possessions. Listening to the jazz music it contains, he is propelled into an out-of-body experience. As he repeats the experience, he begins to wonder if this was how his sister died. Masahiko is determined to find the cause of her death, and the mystery behind the CD.

232 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 1.

CLASSICAL MEDLEY VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Sanae Kana.

In the kingdom of Classical, an ancient evil is unleashed! A ceremony held once every 100 years has kept the entity imprisoned inside of a mystical orb. But when the evil force escapes, it takes possession of the King and Queen. They try to overpower Prince Soprano, but his guardian knight Alto and his pet moondragon Mezzo help him to get away. Soon, the three of them are on the run and branded as outlaws. Alto carries the force used to entrap the evil entity, but will he be able to use it to help them bring harmony back to Classical?

162 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

SUIHELIBE! VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Naomi Azuma.

Comedy meets sci-fi in this new, all ages title. Junior high student Tetsu is alone in a classroom when a small flying saucer crashes into the room. The pilot is a cute, human-looking alien girl named Lan. She's searching for some alien life forms that have escaped from her planet and are now on Earth. Lan enrolls in the school and joins Tetsu as the only other member of the soon-to-be-defunct biology club, hoping that together, they can somehow round up the truant creatures. But Tetsu has a deadline to meet -- he must recruit at least three more members in three months, or the biology club is history.

162 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui.

A police officer only wants to do his job and help a lost little boy. But when that boy is Shinchan, he might want to help him stay lost. Shin disrupts a soccer game, throws a chiropractor out of alignment, and exposes the host of a popular dance show -- literally. Of course none of this stops him from trying to prove to Santa that he's a good little boy in time for Christmas.

128 pages, black and white, $7.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

THE FLAT EARTH/ EXCHANGE VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Toshimi Nigoshi.

Kotaro heads back to the Wasteland where he first emerged from his suspended state. Along the way he meets a nomadic group of "sleepers" who woke up sometime before he did. A holographic program explains why the humans were first put to sleep. This explosive information is sure to challenge the belief system of the ruling androids.

210 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 1.

BATMAN: DEATH MASK COLLECTED EDITION

Written and illustrated by Yoshinori Natsume.

Natsume (creator of Togari) debuted his unique vision of the Dark Knight with the miniseries collected in this compact, manga-sized edition! There's a new serial killer in Gotham, who may have ties to the young Bruce Wayne's training in Japan. But does the murderer know Bruce Wayne is the Batman? Did his past experience somehow lead to a killer's rampage through the Gotham underworld today?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

DOROTHEA VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Cuvie.

Dorothea has agreed to serve as a decoy for the army's zealot enemies. The commander hopes that they can draw their opponents into the open and confront them head on. But their plan may prove to be riskier than expected. Dorothea runs afoul of a knight who's burned 99 witches at the stakeŠand he wants to make Dorothea number 100! This knight may prove to be Dorothea's deadliest challenge so far.

164 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

GON VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka.

A collision with a tree provides Gon with an interesting new hat -- a bird's nest with three orphaned chicks inside. Will this close proximity to the most tenacious creature on Earth be enough to toughen up the little guys so that they can survive on their own? Later, he leads a ragtag band of hard-bitten creatures through a forest fire. And finally, Gon teaches an old elephant new tricks.

176 pages, black and white, $5.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka.

When Kazuha's good friend Arata confesses his love for her, she's understandably stunned. She doesn't share his feelings -- and besides, she's in love with Sugimoto. But she certainly doesn't want to hurt her friend's feelings either. What's a girl to do? Then a shopping trip leads to an embarrassing encounter with a guy who later turns out to have a very close connection to Sugimoto.

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

KIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Taka Amano.

With various groups linking him to all sorts of prophecies, it looks like it's open season on Kiichi! Saku's ready to turn him over to the Researchers. Saame believes his clan will regain their legendary wings with the help of an Oni. Meanwhile, all of Kiichi's traveling companions seem to be gaining extra powers. And speaking of "extra," how will Kiichi handle three horns instead of one?

160 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka.

Kanzaki finally meets Suwa-- the guy Kei's been talking about forever! It's a chance encounter, and while Kanzaki quickly figures out who Suwa is, Suwa doesn't know about Kanzaki's connection to Kei. Where has Suwa been all this time? What tragedy befell him that led Kei to become so obsessed about Kanzaki's well-being -- and what impact will his reappearance have on Kei and Kanzaki's relationship?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Oct. 1.




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