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MONDAY, JULY 21, 2008

DC COMICS FOR OCTOBER

DCU SPECIAL EVENT TITLES

TRINITY #18-22

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza, art by Mark Bagley/Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel/Andy Owens, Mike Norton/Karl Kesel and Tom Derenick/Wayne Faucher, cover for #18 by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, #19-21 by Carlos Pachecho and Jesus Merino and #22 by Andy Kubert.

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman no more! The heroic Trinity have met their fates at the hands of their villainous counterparts in the Troika. Now the Earth trembles helplessly in the hands of the villainous group while Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman's accomplishments are being forgotten!

32 pages, in stores on Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29.

DC UNIVERSE: DECISIONS #3-4

Written by Judd Winick and Bill Willingham art by Rick Leonardi on #3 and Howard Porter on #4, covers by Stephane Roux.

The DCU's biggest heroes hunt the villain planning to assassinate the presidential candidates, but they have plenty to distract them from their mission! Some heroes have begun openly endorsing candidates, and the ensuing media frenzy forces everyone to consider what, exactly, it means for a Super Hero to take sides politically. The killer must be caught, the cameras must be faced, and everyone -- even Superman -- must decide where they stand.

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

FINAL CRISIS #5

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

Humanity enslaved! Time shattered and bleeding! Anti-Life triumphant! Can Earth's demoralized, beaten heroes rally their scattered forces for the ultimate super-battle against the nightmare armies of Apokolips when the forces of good meet the forces of evil on the bridge to Blüdhaven? As Darkseid's presence causes reality itself to sicken and the lights to go out across the universe, as even the Guardians fall, the true power of the evil gods finally reveals itself, and a major character returns for a shocking conclusion. Does the secret of humankind's salvation lie in a mysterious cave painting and a bolt of lightning? Or has the Last Day come for us all?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Matthew Clark and Norm Rapmund, covers by Matthew Clark and Rodolfo Migilari.

In a world overrun by Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and his relentless storm troopers, do you choose to submit ? As the lines between Super Hero and Super-Villain become blurred, the ultimate odd couple of Black Lightning and Tattoo Man, in what could be their final adventure, battle against the odds to save a family from the great darkness.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 1.

FINAL CRISIS: RESIST #1

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann, art by Ryan Sook, covers by Sook and Rodolfo Migliari.

In a world overrun by Darkseid's Anti-Life Equation and his relentless storm troopers, do you choose to resist? The world's only hope for survival depends on one-time JLA mascot Snapper Carr, Mr. Terrific, and Checkmate. With the aid of the villainous Cheetah, Snapper must rally the various factions of Checkmate and awaken an evil from a Crisis past. Could this actually be the end?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1

Written by Geoff Johns, art and covers by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope.

The prelude to "The Blackest Night" begins here! They come from a place of great anger and hatred. They are the Red Lanterns and they will have their revenge against the greatest Green Lantern - Sinestro. That is, unless the Guardians have theirs first.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #3

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Philip Tan, Jeff de los Santos and Jonathan Glapion, cover by Tan.

The Anti-Life Equation has infected Gotham City, turning friend, foe and family into mindless slaves of Darkseid, and the might of the Spear of Destiny has left The Spectre powerless. Can The Question find the answer to restoring hope inside the one being capable of saving the world?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #3

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

The Legion of Super-Heroes call in the reinforcements against Superboy Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains as the Crisis of the 31st Century continues. While Superboy Prime comes face-to-face with the last of the Green Lanterns, Brainiac 5 and XS attempt to ignite an electrical storm using the lightning rod, which is destined to turn the tide of the war. And what are Polar Boy, Dawnstar and Wildfire up to in the 20th Century?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

SUPERMAN AND BATMAN VS. VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES #1-2

Written by Kevin VanHook, art and cover by Tom Mandrake.

A man is killed by a mysterious creature -- his body drained of blood. A woman is savagely attacked by a ferocious beast -- her jugular ripped out. Bat wings flutter across the moon and the howl of a wolf echoes through the streets, for the creatures of the night have risen from the grave, and humanity's only salvation is the combined might of The Last Son of Krypton and The Dark Knight Detective. Blood will run red when Superman and Batman face off against vampires and werewolves for the fate of the entire DCU!

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

AMBUSH BUG: YEAR NONE #4

Written by Keith Giffen and Robert Loren Fleming, art by Giffen and Al Milgrom, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

How can the DC Universe survive a year without Ambush Bug? This question may or may not be answered, cats and dogs may or may not live together, this copy may or may not make any sense and we may or may not take a journey through the world of 52.

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

SECRET SIX #2

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

One of the most-requested and anticipated confrontations in recent DC history takes place right here: Catman vs. Batman! The Six's latest mission takes the team to Alcatraz to free a Super-Villain, but what is the secret she carries that hundreds of villains would give their lives to possess? DC's dirtiest team only gets dirtier.

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

EL DIABLO #2

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

The new El Diablo learns what it means to have a legacy name in the DCU. Expect new villains, old scores to settle and ancient evils to align against Chato Santana. With the 170-year-old Lazarus Lane in tow, El Diablo runs from the law and goes after the man who crippled him.

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

VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION #1

Written by G. Willow Wilson, art by Cafu, cover by Josh Middleton.

On a mission against the mega-mobsters of Intergang, the Justice League makes a stunning discovery revealing the truth behind the death of Vixen's mother. Long ago, poachers were fingered in her murder, but stunning proof arrives exposing the identity of her real killer! And the man responsible is still alive, making a vicious play for power in the homeland Vixen left years ago.

This groundbreaking 5-issue miniseries plunges the League's animal-powered warrior into a deeply spiritual, but instantly deadly, quest for vengeance -- and draws the League itself into the newest chapter of Intergang's ever-expanding race for domination.

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

TERROR TITANS #1

Written by Sean McKeever, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson.

They stood against the Teen Titans, and now the Terror Titans spin off into their own miniseries! Clock King hatches a plan for his team of teenage legacy villains, as well as their deadly new member ­ the Teen Titans' own Ravager! But if he's to succeed, Clock King must first stabilize the underground metahuman gladiator arena known as the Dark Side Club! A journey into the darkest, coldest and most brutal corners of the teen psyche!

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

DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #6

Written by Mark Sable, art by Carlos Magno, cover by Matthew Clark.

The Phantom Limbs - wounded veterans turned into killing machines using Cyborg's stolen technology. The Cyborg Revenge Squad -- Super-Villains tasked to take them down. What do these groups have in common? They both want Cyborg dead. In this series finale, can Cyborg keep them from killing each other, let alone him?

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

TITANS #6

Written by Judd Winick, art by Julian Lopez and Prentis Rollins, cover by Joe Benitez and Victor Llamas.

Raven is missing, and the Titans must truly come together as a team in order to save her. Their fragile unity is further threatened, though, when they discover what they're really up against! And, as if the Titans didn't have enough on their hands, an old member resurfaces and brings along an unexpected threat that no one could've seen coming!

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

TEEN TITANS #64

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

The Teen Titans uncover the mystery and motivation behind Bombshell's origin, and no one is more surprised at the answers than Bombshell herself! Meanwhile, Wonder Girl is confronted with the figure behind her recent misfortunes and discovers why family reunions can be absolute hell.

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

REIGN IN HELL #4

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

A "Sightings" tale! It's the unlikely return of a major character as a mysterious prisoner is discovered during the war between Neron and Lord Satanus. Also, prolonged exposure to Hell begins to take an unexpected toll on the DCU heroes who have been forced into the underworld.

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 29.

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #6

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

The opposing forces of Lady Styx and Synnar threaten to tear Rann apart as Styx's fleet enters the planet's airspace and Synnar establishes his basecamp on the surface. Is there anything that Adam Strange can do to stop the tides of war from engulfing his adopted home planet? Or is it too late for him and his galactic allies to win the day?

40 pages, $3.50, in stores on Oct. 22.

DC UNIVERSE: HALLOWEEN '08

Written by Mark Verheiden, Mike Johnson, Brian Reed and others, art by Trevor Hairsine, Duncan Rouleau and others, cover by Gene Ha.

The Horror! The Horror! Could this be the final Halloween for the DCU? Evil has won, and there are no treats! Witness tales of terror featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Titans, El Diablo, Faust and others by past, present and future DC greats.

80 pages, $5.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #8

Written by Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz, art by Wes Craig and Fernando Pasarin, cover by Matt Haley.

The Tangent Superman's assault on the DCU Earth continues, and his quest to make the world "safe" for normal people is set to crush all metahuman resistance in its path!

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

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #6

Written by Bruce Jones, art by Al Barrionuevo and Jimmy Palmiotti, cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

Trang finds herself falling into an underground chamber where she is forced to confront a creature unlike anything that has ever been seen before in -- a danger that time forgot!

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

SUPERMAN #681

Written by James Robinson, art by Renato Guedes and Jose Magalhaes, cover by Alex Ross, variant cover by Bernard Chang.

"New Krypton" Part 2! Picking up directly from Superman: New Krypton Special #1, 100,000 Kryptonians have descended on Earth. But their introduction to the world follows a bumpy road, and humans and Kryptonians alike are wary of one another. Meanwhile, Clark must say goodbye to a long-standing member of his supporting cast while the threat behind Atlas makes his next move against the Man of Steel! Featuring the first third of a cover triptych by Alex Ross that will continue next month in Supergirl and Action Comics.

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

BATMAN #681

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Tony Daniel and Sandu Florea, cover by Alex Ross, variant cover by Daniel.

"Batman R.I.P." concludes here! The final, heartrending confrontation between Bruce Wayne and Jezebel Jet. The final fate of The Dark Knight. And the horrifying and shocking truth behind the Black Glove. With The Joker, the Club of Villains, Robin, Damian, plus an ending you'll never see coming -- this one has it all!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 29.

TOR #6

Written, art and cover by Joe Kubert.

In the final chapter of this epic miniseries, Tor heads home -- and he's bringing his surviving companions with him. But before they complete the journey, they encounter a giant obstacle: another survivor in this primordial world! Joe Kubert brings dynamism to the comic page as only he can in this age-old tale of man vs nature.

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



BATMAN TITLES

DETECTIVE COMICS #849

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

A "Batman R.I.P." tie-in! In this penultimate chapter of the 5-part arc "Heart of Hush," Batman tears his way through Gotham City's underworld to reach his dangerous adversary. But after the Dark Knight learns what his childhood friend-turned-villain is really after, will Batman be able to survive what Hush plans next? The lives of both Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliot come full circle in this story of beginnings and brutal endings!

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

BATGIRL #4

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Jim Calafiore and Jack Purcell, cover by Andy Clarke.

Batgirl and company take on the deadly Daughters of David Cain and one of the toughest villains in the DCU ­ both at the same time! Plus: The identity of David Cain's target is revealed! If you thought life was getting easier for Cassandra, you were wrong!

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

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #6

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

October 31st in Gotham City ­ the scariest day of the year. It's the night when trick-or-treating can be terrifying and tragic. It's the night when people fear the darkness and beware the moonlight. It's the night they say he came home. For tonight, two very different people receive invitations to a very special party. They will be charged with surviving the night in the most horrifying haunted house imaginable. The guests: the Monstrous Midnight and The Dark Knight Detective. The host: The Joker. Welcome to Halloween in Gotham City.

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

NIGHTWING #149

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

A "Batman R.I.P." tie-in! With Batman missing in action, Nightwing faces off against The Dark Knight's most dangerous enemies ­ Killer Croc, Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and The Joker -- to save the life of a woman marked for death.

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

ROBIN #179

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II.

"Search for a Hero" continues as Robin tries to save one young boy from drowning in the tidal wave of gang warfare drenching a newly anarchic Gotham City. But why does Ragman not want the boy to be saved? And why is Spoiler paying a visit to the General?

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

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #22

Written by Andrew Kreisberg, art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens, cover by Stephane Roux.

What happened the first time Batman hauled The Joker into the Gotham City Police Department? Find out here in part one of the time-lost 4-part arc titled "Do You Understand These Rights?" as the ramifications of the "new kind of criminal" emerging in Gotham are felt with deadly consequence!

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

SIMON DARK #13

Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Scott 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 Oct. 8.

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #12

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

A "Batman: R.I.P." tie-in! A Deception, dissension and death... the final issue of the "Outsiders No More" story spells the end of the line for one of the team's members. But will it mean the end for the team itself?

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

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SUPERMAN TITLES

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1

Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Gary Frank/Jon Sibal, Renato Guedes/Wilson Magalhaes and Pete Woods, cover by Frank, variant cover by Guedes and Magalhaes.

A "Sightings" issue! "New Krypton" Part 1 of 9! The entire Superman franchise writing team joins forces, with art by Pete Woods and others, to formally launch the Superman event years in the making! While the current threat of Brainiac may have been forestalled in Action Comics #870, the repercussions will be felt for a long, long time. Superman's greatest victory has lead to his happiest day -- and his saddest. Gains are balanced by losses while Superman has to figure out what to do with 100,000 Kryptonians! Hold on to your capes as this story leads directly into Superman #681.

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1

Written by James Robinson, art by Jesus Merino, cover by Ryan Sook, variant cover by Kevin Nowlan.

Straight from the pages of Superman, Jimmy Olsen, would-be star reporter, doggedly investigates the mystery surrounding Superman's newest foe, Atlas! But the secrets behind the titan of yore lead Olsen across the country and into great danger as he must survive attacks by none other than Codename: Assassin! And just as Jimmy is getting to the truth, he finds himself in the Midwest and seeking the aide of a hero long thought dead. This story leads directly into Superman: New Krypton Special #1!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 15.

ACTION COMICS #870

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

The "Brainiac" finale! It's Superman versus Brainiac with everything at stake! No longer content to simply eradicate Superman, Brainiac is now determined to destroy Earth like so many other planets he's left in his wake. But Brainiac's ship is full of many bottles, inside of which some surprise guest-stars lurk! And while hope may blossom on Brainiac's ship, there's one life even the Man of Steel can't save.

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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #53

Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson, art by Rags Morales and John Dell, cover by Kevin Nowlan.

Superman's powers leap into the body of The Dark Knight! Now Batman contains the incredible abilities of a Kryptonian while the Man of Steel stands powerless. How will they adjust physically and psychologically to these bizarre changes? Part 1 of the 4-part "Super/Bat."

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

SUPERGIRL #34

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Jama Igle and Keith Champagne, cover by Josh Middleton, variant cover by Ferando Pasarn.

Beginning the new direction for Supergirl, which will tie the book and character firmly into the Superman franchise!

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

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DCU TITLES

BLUE BEETLE #32

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

The man behind all the recent mayhem comes out of the Super-Villain closet. Meet the new Doctor Polaris and find out what else he has in store for Blue Beetle!

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

BIRDS OF PREY #123

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

The Joker crosses Oracle's doorstep as he muscles in on the high-tech gangs running the new city the Birds of Prey operate out of. But will Oracle be able to control herself when facing the maniac who crippled her?

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

BOOSTER GOLD #13

Written by Rick Remender, art by Pat Olliffe and Jerry Ordway, cover by Chris Batista and Mick Gary.

When Booster Gold's ancestor mistakenly captures a strange-looking starfish for his would-be girlfriend, all hell breaks loose! After being possessed by Starro the Conqueror, a Time Master travels through history spreading body-snatching clones in order to take over Earth one era at a time! Can Booster save humanity from an invading alien force?

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

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #18

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

The son of a former Super Hero finds himself lost in the grip of the past, and it's turning him into a threat capable of engulfing the future! That leaves Supergirl and Raven to save the day!

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

CHECKMATE #31

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

Final issue. All the pieces on the Checkmate board have converged on China. Is it the end of the world as we know it in this series finale issue? Or will Chimera save the day?

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

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #13

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

Speedy and Dodger sitting in a tree...but will the couple even think about getting personal? Meanwhile, Green Arrow and Black Canary recover from the hunt for Connor Hawke!

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

GREEN LANTERN #36

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, cover by Shane Davis.

The prelude to "The Blackest Night" continues, building off of Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns. Hal and the Green Lanterns venture to the prison planet Ysmault to face the full fury of Atrocitus and the Red Lantern Corps. Meanwhile, the war lights ignite across the universe as the Controllers seek out the Orange Lanterns.

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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #29

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art and cover by Pat Gleason and Drew Geraci.

The lead-in to "Blackest Night" begins with "The Sins of the Star Sapphire." Catch a glimpse into the beginning of the latest Corps being formed and what it will mean to the Green Lanterns. Plus, Ice proposes to Guy Gardner!

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

JONAH HEX #36

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Rafa Garres.

There's a reason why Jonah Hex wears the uniform of a Confederate soldier, and the truth is sometimes an ugly thing. On his way home from fighting in the Civil War, Hex tries to settle an old score but soon finds himself in the middle of a misunderstanding that could have grave consequences.

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26

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

The JLA stands helpless against the power of Anansi, the African spider god who has warped their histories. Vixen makes her final stand, brokering a deal with the powerful villain. But will she be forced to sacrifice the JLA and Animal Man? Or does her last-ditch effort mean something far worse?

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 22.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #20

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

It's the Justice Society of America vs. the Justice Society Infinity of Earth-2 with the fate of Power Girl at the center of it all! Meanwhile, Starman struggles with his returned sanity as he embarks on his true mission in our time period -- one that will have vital consequences for the Crisis of the 31st century!

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

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #47

Written by Jim Shooter, art by Frances Manapul and John Livesay, cover by Rick Leonardi and Dan Green.

While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion, Brainiac 5, whose dreams are haunted by the ghost of Dream Girl, seeks help from a spiritualist. It all leads to supernatural possession, savage action and...a marriage proposal! Introducing the marvelous Meander, mistress of the mysterious!

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

MANHUNTER #35

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

Kate uses the Fed's own weapons against them, and Manhunter does the same to the DCU's biggest heroes. And the most shocking secret of Ciudad Juarez is revealed!

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

THE SPIRIT #22

Written by Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, art Aluir Amancio, cover by Paul Smith.

Once again, Denny Colt makes a misguided attempt to take a vacation from Central City, but murder follows him to a dude ranch!

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

WONDER WOMAN #25

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

Who wouldn't want to see their name in lights? Wonder Woman, that's who, and she's now hell bent on putting a stop to the Wonder Woman movie. At least she is until she realizes the impact she has on young women and girls, and must decide what's more important to her -- her sanity or her conscience? Plus, Wonder Woman's courtship of Nemesis takes a daring turn.

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

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DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS

BATMAN: PRIVATE CASEBOOK HC

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

Collecting Detective Comics #840-845, plus a story from the Infinite Hallowee Special, this hard-hitting new Batman volume pits The Dark Knight and guest-star Zatanna against the new Ventriloquist and still-the-same Scarface, as well as Talia al Ghul, The Riddler and more.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Dec. 17.

BATMAN: GOTHAM UNDERGROUND TP

Written by Frank Tieri, art by Jim Calafiore and Jack Purcell, cover by Calafiore.

The entire Bat-family unites to bring down one of the largest Gotham City crime coups ever! Featuring issues #1-9 of the popular miniseries, this trade paperback contains appearances by every major Gotham hero, villain and vigilante!

224 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

BATMAN: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT TP

Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend.

Now in trade paperback! This volume collecting the first six issues of Batman Confidential, looking at how Batman developed his arsenal in the war on crime.

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

BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS TP

Written by Darwyn Cooke and Paul Grist, art by Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale and Bill Wray, cover by Cooke.

The volume collecting Darwyn Cooke's greatest Batman stories is now available in trade paperback! Includes the complete epics Batman: Ego and Catwoman: Selina's Big Score, plus tales from Batman: Gotham Knights #23 and 33 and Solo #1 and 5.

200 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

JLA/AVENGERS TP

Written by Kurt Busiek, art and cover by George Pérez.

The once-in-a-lifetime crossover that brought two super-teams together and rocked the comics world is at last available in trade paperback! Own the entire 4-issue co-publishing event between DC and Marvel. This collection also features introductions by original Avengers writer/editor Stan Lee and Justice League of America editor Julius Schwartz.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

BAT LASH: GUNS AND ROSES TP

Written by Peter Brandvold and Sergio Aragones, art by John Severin, cover by Nick Cardy and Nowlan.

The acclaimed 6-issue Western mini-series that brought back Bat Lash is collected in trade paperback with an all-new cover! In it, young Bat must face a crooked sheriff intent on destroying his family name and save the woman he loves.

144 pages, $17.99, in store on Nov. 26.

COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 4 TP

Written by Paul Dini, Keith Giffen, Adam Beechen, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Sean McKeever, art by Ron Lim, Carlos Magno, Al Barrionuevo, Jesus Saiz, Scott Kolins and others, cover by Adam Kubert.

The fourth and final Countdown to Final Crisis TP collects stories from issues #12-1 and featuring an all-new cover by Adam Kubert! The epic's conclusion stars Jimmy Olsen, Mary Marvel and The Challengers from Beyond.

272 pages, $19.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

GREEN LANTERN: SECRET ORIGIN HC

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

The origin and training of Green Lantern Hal Jordan is chronicled in this new hardcover collecting issues #29-35 of the red-hot monthly series! But while Hal is inducted into the Corps, the Green Lantern called Sinestro investigates the death of Hal's predecessor, Abin Sur. Who -- or what -- could have killed this Lantern? And what does it all have to do with the event called "The Blackest Night"?

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on Dec. 10.

ROBIN: VIOLENT TENDENCIES TP

Written by Chuck Dixon, art by Chris Batista, David Baldeón, Rafael Albuquerque and Victor Ibanez, cover by Albuquerque.

There's a new vigilante in town -- one who steals from the rich and keeps for herself! And what is Violet's relation to Spoiler? Collecting Robin #170-174 and the Robin/Spoiler Special.

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: VENGEANCE TP

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

Don't miss this collection featuring Superman/Batman #20-25, the issues that reunited writer Jeph Loeb with the dynamic art team of Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines! Featuring Darkseid, Lex Luthor, Superwoman and Batwoman!

160 pages $12.99, in stores on Dec. 3.

TEEN TITANS: ON THE CLOCK TP

Written by Sean McKeever Art by Eddy Barrows, Jamal Igle, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ruy Jose and Rob Hunter Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

It's The Teen Titans vs. The Clock King and his Terror Titans in this new trade paperback collecting Teen Titans #55-61.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Dec. 3.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERGIRL VOL. 2 TP

Written by Jerry Siegel and Leo Dorfman, art by Jim Mooney, cover by Curt Swan and George Klein.

Kara Zor-El takes center stage in the stories that presented her to the world, collected from Action Comics #283-321.

512 pages, black and white $16.99, in stores on Dec. 3.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SGT. ROCK VOL. 2 TP

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

More World War II tales of Sgt. Rock and Easy Company, in stories from Our Army at War #118-148.

520 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

THE SPIRIT VOL. 1 TP

Written by Darwyn Cooke and Jeph Loeb, art by Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone, cover by Cooke.

The first volume of the series is collected in trade paperback, featuring Batman/The Spirit and The Spirit #1-6!

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

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 26 HC

Written by Will Eisner Art and cover by Will Eisner

The very last Spirit Archives volume. This collection features nearly impossible-to-find post-1952 Spirit material by creator Will Eisner, including stories originally published by companies including Harvey Comics, Kitchen Sink Press, The New York Herald Tribune and many more!

252 pages, $59.99, in stores on Dec. 31.

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WILDSTORM TITLES

THE AUTHORITY #3

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Christos Gage, art by Simon Coleby and Mike McKone/Lanning, cover by Coleby.

The Midnighter confronts the Eidolon and his Army of the Mad... but can even he overcome an entire army alone? And the Engineer makes a startling discovery in the bowels of the Carrier that could turn the team's fortunes around in this desolate new world! Plus, the second chapter of the Marc "Backlash" Slayton backup story continues.

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

GEN13 #23

Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage, art by Mike Huddleston and Mike McKone/Andy Lanning, cover by Huddleston.

The kids have found nothing but hardship and near-death in the post-apocalyptic landscape...in a brief respite in the wilderness, they take the opportunity to reflect on the new world order. Featuring the third chapter of the Marc "Backlash" Slayton backup story.

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

GEN13 VOL. 3: 15 MINUTES

Written by Simon Oliver, art and cover by Carlo Barberi.

The team heads to New York City for a little rest and relaxation. But when they find their dreams coming true in the Big Apple, Caitlin becomes suspicious! Could I.O. and the Tabula Rasa be behind their sudden good fortune? Or have the kids been on the lam for so long they've forgotton how to be happy? Collects issues #14-20.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 5.

STORMWATCH PHD #15

Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage, art by Leandro Fernandez/Francisco Paronzini and Mike McKone/Andy Lanning, cover by Fernandez.

StormWatch receives a distress call from the Earth's surface and an old ally rears his head -- Jon Drake, leader of The Establishment! But the happy reunion doesn't last long as he brings news of newly awakened Soviet-era doomsday machines preprogrammed in the event of a nuclear war to seek out and destroy the United States! And the fourth chapter of the Marc "Backlash" Slayton back-up story concludes.

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

WILDCATS #4

Written by Christos Gage, art by Neil Googe and Pete Woods, cover by Googe.

It's a rumble in the jungles of Nevada as the Wildcats tangle with old allies! But what secret does this lush oasis hold and could it be the answer to the Earth's needs? And how does it all connect to a character from Number of the Beast? Plus, Cybernary returns as a new backup begins.

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

CHUCK #5

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

The NBC TV series continues taking the comics world by storm! Chuck Bartowski and his friends still can't believe the importance of the man they rescued, but Chuck soon wonders if things may be too good to be true. Chuck's curiosity may be the end of him!

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

THE FERRYMAN #1-2

Written by Marc Andreyko, art and cover by Jonathan Wayshak.

Who are The Ferrymen? If you mix the deadliest qualities of Blackwater operatives, skip tracers and expert trackers, you might have an idea. And Gideon Thorne is the best Ferryman out there. In the exclusive employ of the sinister entrepreneur Mr. Webster, Gideon always gets his man, no matter the obstacle. The start of an explosive miniseries from the mind of movie producer Joel Silve.

And in issue #2, Ferryman Gideon Thorne won't let a little thing like being dead keep him from getting a job done, because when you're a Ferryman, failure is not an option. The question is: who's his target . . . and who is Thorne really working for?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Oct. 8 and Oct. 29.

FRINGE #3

By TBA.

The new Fox television phenomenon "Fringe" continues in this special tie-in comic series from creators J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The mysteries of "Fringe" unfold here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stoeres on Oct. 20.

STORMING PARADISE #4

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

New Year's Eve 1946 finds America still at war with Japan as the invasion continues inland on Kyushu. It's a bloody fight for every foot of land as the Japanese army regroups for a massive attack on the American front. At the same time, Father Danny learns that a Nazi-inspired terror will soon be unleashed upon the battlefield.

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

CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #6

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

Casey reaches her full potential in a massive throw-down in Washington, DC! Fists will fly, secrets will be revealed, and death will be right around the corner as this high-octane series' first chapter reaches its action-packed conclusion!

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

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER #2

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

Betrayed by his own blood, Alexandros Mograine must fight for his life against impossible odds. The battle's outcome will drive a wedge through the heart of the beleaguered Order of the Silver Hand, and in the wake of devastation, two factions will emerge: the Scarlet Crusade and the Argent Dawn!

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

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #12

Written by Walter Simonson, art by Jon Buran and Jerome K. Moore, covers by Samwise Didier and Ludo Lullabi.

The saga of the Missing King of Stormwind continues and the end is almost here! Lo'Gosh and his companions enter Stormwind Keep to confront a vicious black dragon and face the evil usurper of King Varian's throne.

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

GEARS OF WAR #1

Written by Joshua Ortega, art by Liam Sharp, "Crimson Omen" cover, variant cover by Brandon Badeaux.

The best-selling video game franchise arrives in comic books stores with a blast -- one month before the debut of the new Xbox 360 game! The opening six-issue arc of this new ongoing series bridges the end of the first Gears of War game and the start of the second one, following the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locust!

What happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how did the Locust react to this devastating weapon? Find out in this new series by Gears of War 2 game-writer Joshua Ortega.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Oct. 8.

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VERTIGO TITLES

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #1

Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Alberto Ponticelli, cover by Igor Kordey, variant cover by Richard Corben.

Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it's a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what's wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses' connection to another past bandage-wrapped warrior?

32 pages, $2.99.

100 BULLETS #96

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

The countdown to the series finale continues. After the tragic events of the D'Arcy hit, Remi Rome visits the hospital to check in on someone very, very close to him. But will the patient be there to say goodbye?

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

AIR #3

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

Blythe has traveled across the globe in search of the man she loves -- a man who also might be a terrorist. Now, she's a prisoner in Narimar, a country that doesn't exist on any maps, and to survive, she'll need to become a key player in its civil war or wind up a casualty of it.

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

ARMY@LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #3

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

On the run with a target on their backs, Loman's more worried that Allie's spilled the beans about Flabbergast to Switzer than he is about the guns pointed at him. Back in Mongrolia, Royden proves the love of a good man can change Sylvia forever. Meanwhile, Woyner and Stelaphane learn the identity of the mysterious messenger from the future...and it's the last person anyone would have guessed.

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

DMZ #35

Written by Brian Wood, art by Kristian Donaldson, cover by John Paul Leon.

"The Island" Part 1 of 2. As the city begins its post-election healing process, Matty takes advantage of the relative lull and accepts an invite to embed with the small group of American soldiers holding Staten Island down. But he'll learn first-hand what a ceasefire can do to bored troops with too much time on their hands!

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

THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 5: BUG BROTHERS FOREVER TP

Written by Simon Oliver, art by Tony Moore and others, cover by Philip Bond.

It's the explosive final battle between Bug-Bee-Gone and the killer cockroaches! The fate of humanity hangs in the balance in this stunning conclusion to the Exterminators epic collecting issues #24-30.

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

FABLES #77

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

In part 1 of an all-new, 4-part story, meet Freddy and Mouse, two local rogues who just want to get along and perhaps turn a bit of profit in the post-war, topsy-turvy world. Meanwhile, in Fabletown, a new political group forms called the Society of Seconds, and what they want doesn't seem very reasonable at all. Titled "Life in a Headless Empire," this issue is the first step in the next great Fables epic!

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

FABLES VOL. 11: WAR AND PIECES

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

The war for Fabletown heats up! Cinderella heads out on a cloak-and-dagger mission to bring a mysterious package back into town. But when the Empire heads after the same prize, there's no telling who will be left standing when the smoke clears. Collects issues #70-75 of the award-winning series.

192 pages, $17.99, in stores on Nov. 19.

GREATEST HITS #2

Written by David Tischman, art by Glenn Fabry and Gary Erskine, cover by Fabry.

"A Day in the Life," Part 2 of 6. The Mates land in New York City and are greeted by thousands of screaming teenage girls camped outside their hotel who can't wait for a glimpse of the greatest super-team on the planet. Zipper gets high, The Solicitor meets a girl, Archie loses a finger and ­ a hero dies! The fast-paced lifestyle of these super-powered mega-stars never slows down, so keep those cameras rolling!

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

HELLBLAZER #249

Written by Andy Diggle, art by Leonardo Manco, cover by Lee Bermejo.

Andy Diggle's final issue! John Constantine's journey of self-discovery comes full circle as he returns to the Ravenscar mental hospital he spent years at to face down the individual who has been manipulating him from the shadows. But this rogue has been hiding in the last place Constantine would ever think to look.

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

HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: CHAS -- THE KNOWLEDGE #4

Written by Simon Oliver, art by Goran Sudzuka, cover by Glenn Fabry.

Red vs. Blue. The demon possessing Chas's would-be protégé, Nicky, has unlocked the secrets of "The Knowledge," and now it's looking to rip the soul right out of London. And where better to start than a football match between two of the city's most heated rivals? The ensuing chaos creates a moment of decision in the life of "Chas."

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #6

Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, art by Luca Rossi and Tony Akins, cover by Glenn Fabry.

Every haunted house has a scary basement, sure. But this is the House of Mystery -- this is the basement the other basements are scared of. And yes, we're going down there. And we're going to stay awhile. Meanwhile, Pirate Queen Ann Preston stars in a bloody symphony of lust, greed, desire and deception that begins with buried treasure and ends with buried bodies. Hit the high seas in a swashbuckling tale illustrated by Tony Akins.

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

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 Oct. 22.

MADAME XANADU #5

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

Madame Xanadu returns to Europe as mystic advisor to Marie Antoinette, and as political tensions begin to boil, the Phantom Stranger makes his return. This time he seeks to kick-start the revolution and ensure that Paris's streets run red -- a blood sacrifice that will keep certain demonic forces at bay. Interfering in this cruelty, Madame Xanadu discovers that the price of saving others may be her own immortality.

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

NORTHLANDERS #11

Written by Brian Wood, art by Ryan Kelly, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

A new Northlanders epic kicks off here! Taking place during the tail end of Viking rule in Ireland, a series of mysterious murders and arsons against wealthy citizens leaves the Viking occupiers worried that a potential uprising might ignite. When surprising details involving the crimes are revealed, though, their jobs become much harder.

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

SCALPED #22

Written by Jason Aaron, art by R.M Guera, cover by Jock.

"The Gravel in Your Guts" Part 2 of 4. Chief Red Crow is doing everything he can to walk the straight and narrow, but Mr. Brass and his murderous ways aren't making that very easy. Also in this issue, we flashback to the first murder Red Crow ever committed.

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

SLOTH TP

Written, art and cover by Gilbert Hernandez.

A dark coming-of-age tale available for the first time in trade paperback. One year after slipping into a coma, teenager Miguel Torres awakens to a new world where everything has literally slowed down.

128 pages, black and white, $14.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

YOUNG LIARS #8

Written by David Lapham, art and cover by Lapham.

From the red dust planes of Mars to the hopping party grounds of Midwest trailer parks, this arc will take the YOUNG LIARS in a direction you never saw coming! The only thing standing between us and complete brain takeover is a lonely little alien girl obsessed with the nighttime radio programming of glam rocker Danny Duoshade.

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

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JOHNNY DC TITLES

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #4

Written, art and cover by Mike Kunkel.

The conclusion to the face-off between Captain Marvel and Black Adam! With Black Adam back to full power and four of the seven Evils still at his side, Billy and Mary need to team up to figure a way to defeat him. All this, plus a trip to the Rock of Eternity!

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

SUPER FRIENDS #9

Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Stewart McKenny and Phil Moy, cover by J. Bone.

It's Halloween, and the Scarecrow is on the prowl! But nothing can scare the Super Friends!

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

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #50

Written by James Peaty, art by Christopher Jones and Terry Beatty an a cover by Jones.

Final issue. The Demon comes to Gotham in this final issue! On Halloween night, Batman and Robin will be forced to team up with an unpredictable force, the Demon Etrigan!

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

FAMILY DYNAMIC #3

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

Final issue. What's worse than being a sidekick who has to take orders from a senior Super Hero partner? Being a teenage superhero who has to answer to their superhero parents! Little Wing, Troylus and Terran face the music when they strike out on their own, deciding to battle the man-monster Monstero without super-parent supervision.

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

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #19

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

Heroes sometimes face the dilemma of choosing when to break rules in order to serve the greater good. That predicament is truly encountered when the Legion meet Booster Gold. But is he crossing the line or simply fulfilling his destiny?

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

TINY TITANS #9

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

Mayhem ensues when Beppo monkeys around with Zatara's magic wand and turns the whole team into apes! The tree house quickly fills with more monkeys than you can shake a stick at. Plus, Bumblebee meets some new friends who are truly tiny.

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

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #30

Written by John Rozum, Jim Alexander and Tom Warburton, art by Scott Jeralds, Ethen Beavers, and Maurice Fontenot, cover by Jay Stephens.

In a Secret Saturdays adventure, Zak and Fiskerton wish they weren't stuck with a boring babysitter and get way more than they expected! Plus, Aku tries to destroy Samurai Jack's reputation.

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

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #50

Written by Amy Rogers, Scott Cunningham, Robbie Busch and John Rozum, art by Robert Pope, Cindy Morrow, Mike Kazaleh and Scott Roberts, cover by Robert Pope.

An exclusive club forms at Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Bloo makes the others do some pretty strange things to join.

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

LOONEY TUNES #167

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

Witch Hazel celebrates Halloween in "A Witch for all Seasons" as Porky Pig signs up for a bad deal in "The Devil and Bugs Bunny."

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

SCOOBY-DOO #137

Written by Robbie Busch, Darryl Kravitz and John Rozum, art by Robert Pope, Scott Gross and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Pope and Scott McRae.

Zombies, zombies, zombies! The gang's got their work cut out for them, with two tales of zombie mayhem. Plus, a group of rival mystery-solvers falls on their tails!

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

MAD #495

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 Oct. 8.

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CMX TITLES

GO WEST! VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Yu Yagami.

A new series from Yu Yagami, the artist and writer who produced the manga version of Dokkoida? Go West is a Wild West show unlike any you've ever seen before! Young Naomi leaves Japan to search the New World for the family she's never known. Her search takes her deep into the West -- which is a good thing because the agitated horse that comes into her possession will only run in that direction! Things get more twisted when Naomi interrupts a duel between an outlaw and a bounty hunter -- and each of them suddenly believes he is related to her. Just as he sent up the super-hero genre with Dokkoida?!, Yagami puts his unique and crazy spin on the Western.

194 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 26.

THE GIRL WHO RUNS THROUGH TIME VOL. 2

Original story by Yasutaka Tsutsui, by Gaku Tsugano.

This two-volume story comes to its dramatic conclusion. As Kazuko investigates whether a friend and classmate is being abused by an older boyfriend, her efforts reveal a new twist in her powers. Then, when an accident occurs at school, will she be able to run into the past and prevent her fellow students from getting into harm's way? And a mysterious new teacher warns Kazuko against messing around with time travel. What's his connection with one of Kazuko's best friends?

176 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 12.

PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba.

"Dream Stairs" -- the movie based on the relationship between the President of the Peacock agency and movie star Yoko Oka -- is a big hit! Things have never looked better. But what does Yoko have in mind that has Yukari concerned?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on Nov. 5.

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 Nov. 12.

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 Nov. 12.

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 Nov. 12.




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