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MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008

DC COMICS FOR MARCH

BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1

Written by Tony Daniel, art by Daniel and Sandu Florea, covers by Daniel.

"Batman: R.I.P." and Final Crisis saw the end of Batman. Now, months following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City sits at a precipice and it may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city's heroes to save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham's desperate citizens: Where is Batman?

With guest-stars galore, the destruction of a sacred Gotham City institution and an ending that will have everyone talking, this 3-issue miniseries event features the battle to take on the Mantle of the Bat. Who has earned the right? Who thinks they deserve it? Robin? Nightwing? Jason Todd? Two-Face? Catwoman? Batgirl? Who will ultimately win the Battle for the Cowl?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 11.

BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL -- COMMISSIONER GORDON #1

Written by Royal McGraw, art by Tom Mandrake, cover by Ladronn.

Gotham City is in a state of emergency. Crime runs rampant, commerce is at a standstill, and gang warfare is on the rise. Through its darkest hours, one man has stood firm against the criminal element in Gotham -- Police Commissioner James Gordon. Now, in the aftermath of "Batman: R.I.P.," Gordon and the GCPD will have to reclaim Gotham and take down Mister Freeze without the assistance of Batman. But with evil on the rise, will this be the beginning of the end of law enforcement in Gotham City? The battle has just begun in this all-new one-shot.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN DEAD? #1

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by various, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

A city looking to kill itself. A population without its dark avenger, without answers, without hope. A cop looking to save Gotham from its own madness. A reporter looking to reclaim her career by revealing that it's no coincidence the city's top billionaire and its urban legend are missing at the same time. A doctor seeking to regain her soul by stepping back into Hell. One hero who can't quite get it right no matter how hard she tries. Harvey Bullock. Vicki Vale. Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Stephanie Brown. What do all these people have in common?

Without Batman, Gotham City continues to fall apart, and these extraordinary "ordinary" people try to mend the city's wounds, looking into a dark night for answers. This one-shot special explores the effect a missing Batman has on the citizens of Gotham City.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

AZRAEL: DEATH'S DARK KNIGHT #1

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Frazer Irving, cover by Guillem March.

He was a husband and a father. A brother and a friend. A cop and a dark knight. But he had all that taken away. And in return, he was given a suit of sorrows, a quest for redemption and a new name. He is Azrael, avenging angel for the Order of Purity and a new protector for Gotham City's troubled times. But who will protect the citizens from him?

Guest-starring Robin, Nightwing, Talia and the League of Assassins, this mini-series runs alongside Battle for the Cowl and features the dramatic presence of a strangely familiar, troubled hero with two things on his mind: crazed vengeance for the wrongs he has suffered and salvation for the sins he continues to commit!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

ORACLE #1

Written by Kevin VanHook, art by Don Kramer and Jay Leisten, cover by Guillem March.

Part 1 of 3-part story that will change the life of Oracle forever! Barbara Gordon, after disbanding the Birds of Prey, returns to Gotham City as a recluse only to lose herself to her Oracle identity entirely. But when the evil Calculator seeks the remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to save the life of his daughter, Oracle will be caught in the crossfire, and Barbara Gordon will pay the ultimate price!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

THE OUTSIDERS #16

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art and cover by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott.

"The Deep" part 2 of 6. Who are The Insiders, and what exactly are they searching for deep under the Earth's surface that could alter the future of mankind? As The Outsiders engage the first defensive circle of The Insiders, the newly formed team face a severe test as Geo-Force displays a unique perspective on how best to lead them in battle -- and it doesn't sit well with Black Lightning.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #27

Written by Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis, art and cover by Juan Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Nowlan.

Part 2 of 3! Batman reluctantly teams up with the Riddler to solve the mysterious King Tut's riddles. But the only answers the unlikely duo find are more dead bodies!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #11

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

The penultimate issue of the mysterious miniseries begins with the return of Batman's most fearsome foes! The maniacal Midnight has freed the Dark Knight's most dangerous rogues for an ultimate showdown and the fate of Gotham City! Scarecrow, Man-Bat, Killer Croc and Catwoman all join Midnight in a monster mash against the Batman. Beware!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

SIMON DARK #18

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

Final issue. Can there truly be life after death? Simon and his family of friends must cope with the gruesome aftermath of a profound loss. But the load may be too heavy for Simon's shoulders to bear. Has his time as Gotham's darkest protector come to a close? Must he give up his dreams of a normal life?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

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SUPERMAN TITLES

SUPERMAN #686

Written by James Robinson, art by Renato Guedes and Wilson Magalhaes, cover by Eddy Barrows and Julio Ferreira.

Following the startling events of "New Krypton" and the shocking occurrence in the Phantom Zone, Earth finds itself without its greatest protector! Luckily, Metropolis still has a few heroes, like Mon-El and the Guardian. But after years of knowing nothing but the solitude of the Phantom Zone, how will Mon-El acclimate himself to society? And the recently returned Guardian has his hands full with his new position in the Science Police. How can they fill Superman's shoes? They'd better figure it out fast, because dangerous mysteries abound which will carry all the way into 2010!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

ACTION COMICS #875

Written by Greg Rucka, art by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose, cover by Barrows and Julio Ferreira.

To give the full details of this story would spoil the dramatic finale of the "New Krypton" crossover, and DC doesn't want to do that! Suffice to say, a "World Without Superman" is a very dangerous place, indeed, and the only thing standing between the good (and not so good) folks of Earth and an impending shadow of doom are the all-new Nightwing and Flamebird!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #1

Written by Andrew Kreisberg, art by Pete Woods, cover by Gary Frank, variant cover by Ladrönn.

Following the events of the "New Krypton" crossover, the Man of Steel has had to embrace his past to ensure humanity's future. And while a devastating armed conflict with Earth may have been averted, keeping the peace will be Superman's greatest challenge yet. Kreisberg and Woods lead Superman through a world of interstellar treachery and deadly machinations where the lives of two races hang in the balance!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #57

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Mike Johnson, art and cover by Whilce Portacio and Richard Friend.

Abnett and Lanning return for a 3-part story! The Prankster succeeds in creating his ultimate revenge when he makes The Man of Steel disappear forever! It's up to the World's Greatest Detective to find his friend, but to do that, he'll have to embark on a quest to a place that could mean the end of The Worlds Finest Duo! Robin and John Henry Irons guest-star in part 1 of "Nanopolis"!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

SUPERGIRL #39

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Jamal Igle and Keith Champagne, cover by Josh Middleton.

"Who is Superwoman?" part 3! Supergirl continues her manhunt for Reactron, determined to bring him to justice for the heinous crimes he committed in "New Krypton"! Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Inspector Mike Henderson investigate the appearance of a dead body in Metropolis Harbor. Whose body is it and what could it have to do with the new Woman of Steel? Find out as the big mystery of 2009 continues!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

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DCU TITLES

BLACK LIGHTNING: YEAR ONE #5-6

Written by Jen Van Meter, art and covers by Cully Hamner.

The origin of Black Lightning wraps up with a bang as he faces The 100 on his own terms and stands up for Suicide Slum. But what does the future hold for Jefferson Pierce and his nemesis Tobias Whale?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4 and March 18.

BOOSTER GOLD #18

Written by Dan Jurgens, art and cover by Jurgens and Norm Rapmund.

The "Reality Lost" arc concludes as Booster Gold gets help from...Booster Gold? Thanks to the powers of time travel, the future Booster Gold jumps back in time to team up with none other than himself to defeat a powered-up Chronos and stop him from using the time-knife to forever alter history. It's Booster Gold and Booster Gold in a fight against time!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF 3 WORLDS #5

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

The time-stopping finale to this Final Crisis tie-in arrives as Superman, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl battle Time Trapper while Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains engage in an all-out war with the Legions! Leading into the all-new Adventures Comics #1!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 25.

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #18

Written by Andrew Kreisberg, art by Mike Norton and Joe Rubinstein, cover by Ladronn.

It's quiet in Star City -- a little too quiet. And a new menace hits town that Black Canary herself may be responsible for! Also, Green Arrow crosses a line that just may send the couple going their separate ways!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

GREEN LANTERN #40

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion, variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

"Agent Orange" part 2! The prelude to "The Blackest Night" continues as the war of light explodes across the Vega System. It's the Green Lantern Corps vs. the bizarre Orange Lantern Corps led by the most disgusting, filthiest, vilest being in the universe. But now that Agent Orange has been disturbed, what does that mean to the rest of the universe? Plus, John Stewart battles alongside his newest ally...Fatality?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Patrick Gleason and Rebecca Buchman, cover by Gleason, variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

The prelude to "Blackest Night" continues as the "War of Light" heats up. Mongul commands Daxam and their Superman-like citizens plus the entire Sinestro Corps. Can Arisia and a small resistance of Daxamites defeat the fear-bearing Corps with Sodam Yat out of the picture?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

JONAH HEX #41

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by David Michael Beck.

The conclusion of "Sawbones: A Grindhouse Western"! Doctor Zimmerman has been torturing and experimenting on people for years and seen the inside of dozens ­ maybe hundreds ­ of bodies. But he's about to find out he's never encountered anyone made of sterner stuff than Jonah Hex!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31

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

Death, destruction and betrayal! The fallout from Final Crisis leaves the Justice League of America on the brink of dissolution. Black Canary faces her greatest test as she tries to hold her devastated team together. Will those who remain be enough to save the world?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #25

Written by Geoff Johns and Jerry Ordway, art by Ordway and Bob Wiacek, cover by Alex Ross, variant cover by Dale Eaglesham and Nathan Massengill.

The "Black Adam and Isis" epic concludes here! With Billy Batson banished from the Rock of Eternity, the Justice Society calls upon an old friend to help in the battle against the Black Marvel family and stop Black Adam and Isis once and for all!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

THE MIGHTY #2

Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Keith Champagne, art by Peter Snejbjerg, cover by Dave Johnson.

Section Omega is in chaos, and Lt. Cole and the hero known as Alpha One must work side by side for the first time! But in his quest to bring murderers to justice, Cole is in way over his head! When the two locate the villains responsible for the recent trouble, the fight doesn't go as planned, and Cole finds that being partnered with the world's greatest Super Hero isn't what it's cracked up to be. The consequences of their first battle together will leave even the great Alpha One shaken!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #2

Written by Tony Bedard, art, cover and variant cover by Andy Clarke.

Vril Dox -- the son of Brainiac -- finds himself fleeing from the universe's deadliest bounty hunters as he tries to figure out who stole his intergalactic L.E.G.I.O.N. police force from him. But the more he learns, the less he likes! Guest-starring Supergirl.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

SECRET SIX #7

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

It's the big finale of the first arc and a punishing battle royal, Gotham City style, as the bloody, ragged remains of the Secret Six fight their way through throngs of Gotham City heroes and villains. And when the dust finally settles, the man pulling the strings of this whole affair will finally be revealed! Guest stars, betrayals and bad taste galore in this powerful issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION #5

Written, art and cover by Billy Tucci.

Guest-starring The Haunted Tank! General Dahl, now facing a military disaster, has no choice but to order the Japanese American soldiers to rescue Rock's hopelessly besieged "Lost Battalion." This bloody day will see unmatched valor as the 442nd embarks on a suicide mission of mercy to rescue their fellow Americans while their own families are interned behind barbed wire back home.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

SOLOMON GRUNDY #1

Written, art and cover by Scott Kolins.

Born on a Monday! The origin behind one of the most mysterious figures in DC comics! Smashing out of the pages of his "Faces of Evil" one-shot, Solomon Grundy teams with Cyrus Gold -- the man he once was before becoming a monster -- to uncover the truth behind the Grundy curse! But how can he team with Cyrus Gold? How was Solomon Grundy created? And can Cyrus ever be set free? There are seven issues for each day of the nursery rhyme that haunts the longtime DC favorite, and by Sunday, could this be the end of Solomon Grundy?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

THE SPIRIT #27

Written by Michael J. Uslan and F.J. DeSanto, art by Justiniano and Walden Wong, cover by Brian Bolland.

Turn your ears to the sweet song of Lorelei Rox at your own peril! "The Siren of the Opera" introduces you to the most beautiful voice in Central City. But why does she sing for the evil Octopus? And what's her connection to the sultry Silken Floss? Whatever the answers, it sounds like trouble for The Spirit!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

STRANGE ADVENTURES #1

Written by Jim Starlin, art by Manuel Garcia/Al Milgrom and Starlin/Rob Hunter, cover by Starlin and Hunter and a variant cover by Ed Benes and Hunter.

An epic sci-fi adventure starring Adam Strange, Comet and the reverse Superman known as Bizarro. A deadly peril threatens the universe, and it's up to Adam Strange to stop it. Meanwhile, a contract is put out for the death of Comet while Bizarro finds a new purpose in life, which leads to the beginning of a strange new journey.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 4.

TERROR TITANS #6

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

It's the explosive finale! Clock King's final, twisted plan terrorizes Los Angeles. Can Ravager stop it? Will she even want to? What role will Static play? And when the dust settles, how will each of the Terror Titans feel about the Clock King, their team...and themselves?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

TITANS #11

Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Howard Porter.

Shaken by the loss of one of their teammates, the Titans attempt to regroup and move on. But they discover that their problems aren't even close to over as their past comes back to haunt them in this prelude to the major "Deathtrap" crossover with Teen Titans starting next month!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

TEEN TITANS #69

Written by Sean McKeever, art by Allan Goldman and Julio Ferreira, cover by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose.

Get ready for the debut of the new Teen Titans line-up! What surprising heroes show up as part of the team? Who made the cut and who got sent home? And where do they go from here? This special issue sets the stage for the "Deathtrap" crossover with Titans, which kicks off in the upcoming Teen Titans Annual!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

TRINITY #40-43

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza, art by Mark Bagley/Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel/Andy Owens, Tom Derenick/Wayne Faucher and Mike Norton/Ande Parks, covers by Jesus Merino and Shane Davis/John Dell.

As the Dark Trinity's all-out war reaches fever pitch, Krona rears his head with destructive consequences, and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman face a world that's changing all around them. Can they find a way back from exile? And even if they can, does the world have any hope of survival? Guest-starring everybody!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4, March 11, March 18 and March 25.

VIGILANTE #4

Written by Marv Wolfman, art by Rick Leonardi and John Stanisci, cover by Walter Simonson.

After interrogating Nightwing for information leading to the capture of Jericho, Vigilante has trained his sights on another member of the Titans. This time, Vigilante's search for the traitor brings him to Titans Tower, but when he breaks into their headquarters, he finds himself face-to-face against the mighty Cyborg! Let the battle begin!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #11

Written by Bruce Jones, art by Graham Nolan and Dan Green, cover by Geof Darrow.

Battle royal! The greatest warriors of all time are in a conflict for something mightier than all of them put together! Who will survive?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

WONDER WOMAN #30

Written by Gail Simone, art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan, cover by Lopresti, variant cover by Eric Shanower.

"Rise of the Olympian" Part 5! Created by Zeus himself, the Olympian is charged with spreading the message of peace and unity throughout the world ­ by any means necessary. Is a battered and bruised Wonder Woman up to the challenge of stopping his brutal ways? And does the world even want her to? All this plus a surprising revelation about the true origin of Genocide, the creature that beat Wonder Woman!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

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DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS

BATMAN: LOVERS AND MADMEN TP

Written by Michael Green, art and cover by Denys Cowan and John Floyd.

Now in trade paperback, this tale from Batman Confidential #6-12 sheds light on who The Joker was before he became the Clown Prince of Crime. Discover how Batman first crossed paths with the punk who was destined to become his deadliest foe.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 15.

BLUE BEETLE: BOUNDARIES TP

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

Jaime Reyes faces the arrival of a mysterious group of men sporting super-abilities as they try to illegally cross into the U.S. from Mexico! And as the protector of both El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, that means double trouble in these stories from Blue Beetle #29-34.

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

BATMAN: MAD LOVE AND OTHER STORIES HC

Written by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Glen Murakami, art by Timm, Mike Parobeck, Matt Wagner, Dan DeCarlo, Klaus Janson and Murakami, cover by Timm.

Tales by two of the creators behind the acclaimed Batman Animated TV series are collected for the first time in hardcover! The centerpiece of this fantastic collection is the Batman: Mad Love, the surprisingly dark origin of Harley Quinn, co-starring The Joker and Poison Ivy as well as Batman. Also included are tales by Dini, Timm and others that feature the Scarecrow, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and more, from Batman Advenutures Annual #1-2 and stories from the Batman Adventures Holiday Special, Adventures in the DC Universe #3 and Batman Black and White #1!

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 20.

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: ROOTS OF THE SWAMP THING HC

Written by Len Wein,art by Bernie Wrightston and Nestor Redondo, cover by Wrightston.

The tales that made Swamp Thing a fan-favorite are collected in hardcover for the first time! Featuring the first appearance from House of Secrets #92 along with Swamp Thing #1-13.

320 pages, $39.99, in stores on May 27.

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE TP

Written by Andy Diggle, art and cover by Jock.

How did socialite Oliver Queen become the brave hero known as Green Arrow? Find out in this trade paperback volume collecting the 6-issue origin mini-series! The creative team behind the Vertigo series The Losers reunites to explore Ollie's time on an island where he's forced to fight for his life against dangerous drug dealers and find his true calling as one of the DCU's bravest heroes.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 8.

GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 1 TP

Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons, art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason and others, cover by Van Sciver.

The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this trade paperback volume featuring the best-selling Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1, Green Lantern #21-23 and Green Lantern Corps #14-15!

176 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 29.

GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP

Written by John Broome, art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson,cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella.

DC adds a new title to the Chronicles series: Green Lantern Chronicles, collecting the adventures of Hal Jordan in the exact order of their original publication. In this first volume featuring Showcase #22-24 and Green Lantern #1-3, Hal meets the dying Abin Sur and gains his power ring before facing the menace of the Weaponers of Qward.

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

JONAH HEX: BULLETS DON'T LIE TP

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Paulo Siqueira, Jordi Bernet, Darwyn Cooke, Mark Sparacio, Amilton Santos, J.H. Williams III and Rafa Garres, cover by Richard Corben.

Issues #31-38 of the acclaimed Western are collected, including tales illustrated by Darwyn Cooke and J.H. Williams III! In this volume, Hex joins a posse and hunts a gang of killers. Plus: Learn the reason why Hex wears a Confederate uniform!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 1.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART 1 TP

Written by Geoff Johns and Alex Ross, art by Dale Eaglesham, Ruy Jose, Fernando Pasarin and Rodney Ramos, cover by Ross.

Presenting a stunning new volume collecting Justice Society of America #7-12, featuring the start of the sequel to the classic Kingdom Come! Stranded from an alternate Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, Kingdom Come Superman runs into a JSA he never knew.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SECOND COMING HC

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

In this new hardcover collecting Justice League of America #22-26, Red Tornado discovers the culprit behind his recent malfunctions -- and the ensuing confrontation leads to a massive battle between the JLA and one of their oldest adversaries. Meanwhile, Vixen and Animal Man struggle with their own super-abilities and challenge Anansi, a deadly being who warps the histories of every JLA member. It's DC's heaviest hitters as you've never seen them before!

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 6.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: ENEMY MANIFEST HC

Written by Jim Shooter, art and cover by Francis Manapul and Livesay.

While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion from within, a massive, hostile planet appears near Jupiter, and its gravity is ripping apart the solar system! Collecting Legion of Super-Heroes #45-50.

144 pages, $24.99, in stores on May 13.

MANHUNTER VOL. 5: FORGOTTEN TP

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

Kate Spencer's adventures continue in this volume collecting Manhunter #31-38! Los Angeles is Manhunter's town -- so when Kate learns of the disappearance of hundreds of women along the Mexican border, she's on the case as both a District Attorney and costumed crimefighter!

192 pages, $17.99, in stores on April 29.

THE QUESTION: WELCOME TO OZ TP

Written by Dennis O'Neil, art by Denys Cowan, Rick Magyar, Malcolm Jones III and Dick Giordano, cover by Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.

The Question is back in this new volume collecting issues #19-24 from the 1980s, as the faceless hero tries to find a manufacturer of deadly plastic guns, then faces the aftermath of a tornado in Hub City.

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

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE DOOM PATROL VOL. 1 TP

Written by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney, art by Bruno Premiani and Bob Brown, cover by Bruno Premiani.

The most unusual heroes of all star in this new Showcase Presents volume, collecting My Greatest Adventure #80-85, Doom Patrol #88-101 and Challengers Of The Unknown #48.

520 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on April 8.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 3 TP

Written by Jim Shooter, E. Nelson Bridwell and Otto Binder, art by Curt Swan, George Klein, Jim Mooney and Pete Costanza, cover by Swan and Klein.

The Legion battles the Fatal Five and is forced to expel Superboy and Supergirl in this new volume collecting stories from Adventure Comics #349-368 and Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #116.

496 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on April 22.

SUPERGIRL: WAY OF THE WORLD TP

Written by Kelley Puckett, art by Drew Johnson, Ron Randall and Ray Snyder, cover by Johnson and Snyder.

After promising a dying boy that she could cure his illness, Supergirl upsets the universe's balance of life and death in this dramatic title collecting Supergirl #28-33.

144 pages, $17.99.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 1 HC

Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Pete Woods, Gary Frank, Renato Guedes, Jon Sibal, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Jesus Merino and Pere Perez, cover by Gary Frank.

A massive storyline that changes Superman's life forever! After a devastating battle with the alien villain Brainiac, The Man of Steel learns that a piece of his home planet Krypton survived -- the shrunken, bottle city of Kandor! And when the city is grown to normal size, it looks like Superman finally has the connection to his past he's been missing all his life as thousands of Kryptonians are suddenly able to walk the Earth. But his happiness soon turns to dread as relations between the Kryptonians and humans dissolve, and the two cultures face a massive clash! This new hardcover collects Superman: New Krypton Special #1, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #1, Superman #681, Action Comics #871 and Adventure Comics Special Featuring The Guardian #1.

176 pages, $24.99, in stores on May 13.

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WILDSTORM TITLES

THE AUTHORITY #8

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Russell Utley, art by Simon Coleby and Ben Oliver, cover by Coleby.

The British government reaches out to the Authority to help apprehend a powerful super-powered being who escaped confinement when the world ended. Can the team, minus their more powerful members, contain a threat of unimaginable power?

Meanwhile, Utley and Oliver -- the creative team behind the mini-series Puncture -- continue their backup story featuring the Daemonite villain known as Defile!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW TP

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

Casey Blue is your average high school senior ­ until the moment she snaps into action and savagely murders a stranger with her bare hands! In this volume collecting the entire 6-issue mini-series, Casey discovers her hidden role in preventing a full-scale invasion of earth. The only problem is she had no idea she's humanity's salvation.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 15.

DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR TP

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott, cover by Mike McKone

The six-issue miniseries that pits the heroes of two universes against each other is collected! The WildStorm Universe is being torn apart -- and when heroes from the DCU begin crossing over into their world, things go from bad to worse!

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 1.

EX MACHINA SPECIAL #4

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art and variant cover by John Paul Leon, cover by Tony Harris.

An extra-sized adventure leading directly into the series' final two storylines. As Mayor Mitchell Hundred fights to solve New York City's energy crisis, a mysterious new villain from the retired Super Hero's past threatens more than just the environment.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 11.

FRINGE #3

Written by Mike Johnson, Alex Katsnelson, Matthew Pitts and Danielle DiSpaltro, art by Tom Mandrake.

The 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 stores on March 4.

GEARS OF WAR #6

Written by Joshua Ortega, art by Liam Sharp, cover by Brandon Badeaux, video game art variant cover.

The action-packed prequel to Gears of War 2 concludes its opening arc with a bang! Delta finds their mission in shambles with numerous members dead! Could things possibly get worse?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 11.

GEN13 #28

Written by Scott Beatty and Russell Utley, art by Mike Huddleston and Ben Oliver, cover by Huddleston.

Grunge literally skates for his life as he and the team make a stop at a fabled skatepark! How will a fateful meeting change the team and what member finally decides to leave the group? Utley and Oliver continue their backup tale featuring the Daemonite villain Defile!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

MIRROR'S EDGE #5

Written by Rhianna Pratchett, art by Matthew Dow Smith, cover by Niko Henrichon.

Faith finds her father, and when the two are finally reunited, he tells her there may be more to her mother's work than she ever knew -- perhaps even a clue she left behind especially for Faith. Continuing the mini-series event and presenting an adventure further fleshing out the video-game world!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 4.

MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE #3

Written by Jeff Parker, art and cover by Tom Fowler.

After a surprising tragedy at Grant's Tomb, Mysterius and Delfi return to the home of the severely disturbed Vic Chesnea to find he had a good reason for becoming unhinged. Two of the good reasons are trying to get into the house tonight to kill everyone! Can Mysterius' magic keep them out and save the day? Here's a hint: No.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

RESIDENT EVIL #1

Written by Rick Sanchez, art by Kevin Sharpe and Jim Clark, video game art cover, variant cover by Brandon Badeaux.

Capcom's international video game sensation returns in March with Resident Evil 5 and WildStorm debuts the new prequel miniseries tying into the highly anticipated release! Find out what led Chris Redfield to Africa and learn the dark burden that haunts him! An absolute must-read for fans of the franchise and a starting point for new readers!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 11.

RESIDENT EVIL: FIRE AND ICE TP

Written by Ted Adams and Kris Oprisko, art by Lee Bermejo, Shawn Crystal, Carlos D'Anda and others, cover by Bermejo.

Timed for release with the all-new Resident Evil 5 video game and limited to 5,000 copies! Umbrella agents attempt to dominate the world with their Zombie Virus, and S.T.A.R.S.' Charlie Team is the only force capable of standing in their way. But are they prepared to battle an entire circus full of zombie-fied freaks? Collecting the 4-issue mini-series (for the first time!) plus stories from WildStorm's Resident Evil magazine, featuring art by Bermejo!

256 pages, $24.99, in stores on March 25.

RESISTANCE #4

Written by Mike Costa, art by CP Smith and Ramon Perez, cover by Smith.

Facing a deadly new adversary, Alpha Team finds their fortunes turn for the worse with the arrival of a Chimeran patrol! Fighting for their lives, the team retreats into the deserted Alaska base and prepares for war! But with overwhelming enemy forces everywhere and the nearest military help hundreds of miles away, will Alpha's first mission be their last?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on March 25.

STORMWATCH PHD #20

Written by Ian Edginton and Russell Utley, art by Leandro Fernandez/Francisco Paronzini and Ben Oliver, cover by Fernandez.

Fuji lies dying after a confrontation with the Eidolon! And a StormWatch emergency beacon is activated in Europe where a nuclear winter has covered the region in darkness. What could be waiting in the shadows? Features the final chapter of the Defile story!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON TP

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

Collecting the 6-issue mini-series prequel to The CW television series! Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as hunters by their widowed father -- and now they're old enough to join him on his "hunting" trips.

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

TOP 10 SPECIAL #1

Written by Zander Cannon, art by Da Xiong, cover by Gene Ha.

It's a courtroom drama as only Top 10 can do it! Girl Two has a murder case, and her client is more than willing to plead guilty. The problem is, she's got a feeling he didn't commit the crime. So who -- or what -- is he protecting?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

WILDCATS #9

Written by Christos Gage, art by Neil Googe and Ivan Reis/Livesay, cover by Googe.

After struggling to survive in Los Angeles, the appeal of Majestic's Hawaiian utopia proves too powerful a pull for some members of the team. But what's really going on in the tropical paradise -- and will the truth tear the team apart? Also, Gage and Ivan team for a two-part backup that at last reveals the fate of StormWatch: Team Achilles and just how Flint joined up with the current team!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER HC

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

Collecting the 4-issue mini-series, this rollicking adventure begins as the Lich King's plague of undeath ravages the human kingdom of Lordaeron. Hidden away, a mighty blade is forged from a dark orb -- a blade that will become legend.

128 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 27.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #17

Written by Walter Simonson, art by Mike Bowden and Jerome K. Moore, cover by Jon Buran and Tony Washington.

It's an historic day as Thrall arrives in Theramore to attend an important summit. But when natural enemies like Horde and Alliance converge, there's sure to be bloodshed. And in the shadows, Garona plans on making matters worse for the Horde!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

THE X-FILES #5

Written by Doug Moench, art and cover by Brian Denham.

People have gone missing in the Badlands for centuries. Now, a fresh spate of disappearances is linked to the possible serial killer "Dante," who claims he is inspired by demons from hell. While Scully assumes the suspect is either lying or deranged, Mulder follows legends of the Hollow Earth to a labyrinth of subterranean tunnels -- just as Dante escapes custody and heads for home.

32 pages, $3.50, in stores on March 18.

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VERTIGO TITLES

ABSOLUTE V FOR VENDETTA HC

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

Alan Moore and David Lloyd's powerful epic about loss of freedom and individuality gets the Absolute treatment for the first time in this new, oversized slipcase edition! Taking place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet, V for Vendetta was the inspiration for the 2005 movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. This amazing graphic novel spotlights a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask and his young protege as they fight political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil and details a world where political and personal freedoms are non-existent. This new edition features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover in larger format.

296 pages, $99, in stores on August 19.

BANG! TANGO #2

Written by Joe Kelly, art by Adrian Sibar and Rodney Ramos, cover by Howard Chaykin.

Dancing back into his life like the wind that bears her name, the colorful Autumn throws ex-hit man Vincente's world off balance. She's a force of nature: mercurial, sultry, magnetic. Left to fend for herself in a cold crime world after Vincente disappeared, Autumn made do -- but now she's in trouble. And she thinks he owes her at least one favor for breaking her heart.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

DMZ #40

Written by Brian Wood, art by Ricardo Burchielli, cover by John Paul Leon.

"War Powers" part 4 of 4. For all of Parco Delgado's tough talk, his military posturing, his brazed declarations and his dismissal of his enemies, what's his insurance policy? What protection does he have to back him up? What the hell has he got buried in the ground in the middle of Central Park? Find out here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

FABLES #82

Written by Bill Willingham, art by David Hahn and Peter Gross, cover by Mark Buckingham.

In this special epilogue to "The Dark Ages" titled "Waiting for the Blues," Boy Blue is back at the Farm, and he and Rose Red have finally had their no-holds-barred, all cards on the table conversation about love and marriage and the possibilities of finally getting together at long last. But is true love still possible between them ­ considering all of the trials and tribulations, bizarre sicknesses and rebound romances that have intervened? Or will Rose Red forevermore be waiting for the Blues? Oh yes, on another note, Bigby and Beast fight tooth and claw. It's all leading up to the "Great Fables Crossover Event" beginning right on this issue's heels!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

HAUNTED TANK #4

Written by Frank Marraffino, art by Henry Flint, cover by Shane Davis.

As the war falls apart around the crew of the Haunted Tank, the old ghost's secrets reveal that there are some fates worse than death. Don't miss out on the smash series that's hotter than napalm and more explosive than the most terrible WMD nightmare!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

HELLBLAZER #253

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini, cover by Lee Bermejo.

Confronting the demons of one's past should be familiar ground for John Constantine. But some vicious memories are so horrible and buried so deep that digging them up could leave no one to pick up the pieces.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

HELLBLAZER PRESENTS: CHAS -- THE KNOWLEDGE TP

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

Collecting the five-issue mini-series! With John Constantine away on holiday, cabbie Francis "Chas" Chandler must rely on "The Knowledge" -- the system of routes every London cabbie knows -- to face an ominous entity from the city's grim past.

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #11

Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, art by Lucca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr. and Jim Fern, cover by Esao Andrews.

Sex, suspicions and treachery erupt, and explanations are in order at the House of Mystery. Who is Fig Keele really? Who and what are the Conception? Where is the Space between, and why is this all very bad news for Harry Bailey? Find out here in part 1 of "The Space Between," featuring a violent history lesson.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 4.

JACK OF FABLES #32

Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, art by Tony Akins and Jose Marzan Jr., cover by Brian Bolland.

Part 5 of "Jack's Big Book of War." This is the issue where all of the secrets are revealed! It's like a Sophocles play, but with explosions! In fact, we reveal so many secrets in this issue that we've had to hire two new interns at the Fables "Secrets Lab" to dream up new ones. All this in preparation for the "Great Fables Crossover Event" beginning right on this issue's heels!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

MADAME XANADU #9

Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley and Richard Friend.

Madame Xanadu's centuries long origin draws toward its close when the immortal fortune-teller finds herself setting up shop in New York City. As the weird machinations of the Phantom Stranger near full tilt, get ready for revelation, revenge and the final price of unchecked love.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

NORTHLANDERS #16

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

"The Cross + The Hammer" part 6 of 6. Ragnar and his Irish armies appear to be the lone victors of the day as they break the back of Viking rule and finally pin Magnus down in what seems like certain death. But in an unexpected 11th-hour reveal, Ragnar and Magnus both discover that nothing in this battle was ever what it appeared to be.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

SCALPED #27

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Jock.

He's Dash Bad Horse's boss and Chief Red Crow's archenemy, but what do we really know about FBI Agent Baylis Earl Nitz? This issue, take a peek inside Nitz's train wreck of a life, littered with ex-wives and lethal grudges, and see for yourself just how far he's willing to go to take out his enemies.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 18.

SCALPED VOL. 4: THE GRAVEL IN YOUR GUTS TP

Written by Jason Aaron, with art by Davide Furno and R.M. Guera and a cover by Jock.

In the latest Scalped collection, featuring issues #19-24, Chief Red Crow is doing everything he can to walk the straight and narrow, but how far will he let Mr. Brass push him?

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

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #6

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

Longing to be with his wife turns to hatred for his enemy as Moses comes down on the Lieutenant of children known as Ilakut like a hammer. And the crucible of violence that erupts burns away the old Moses forever.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 25.

THE WITCHING HOUR NEW PRINTING TP

Written by Jeph Loeb, art by Chris Bachalo and Art Thibert, cover by Chris Bachalo.

The moody mini-series is available once more in this new printing of a Vertigo classic, featuring a section of sketches by Bachalo.

The setting is Manhattan, where the mysterious Amanda Collins moves through the troubled lives of ordinary people armed with little more than a blank white business card and a strange, supernatural presence. She's giving them the chance to change their lives, but the choice they make will depend entirely on the forces that already exist in their hearts. Amanda herself is a mesmerizing presence and, as she works modern magic with the help of a colorful -- if not entirely loyal -- coterie of followers, another side of her begins to emerge: one that is troubled, powerful and possibly centuries old. At the crossroads of the supernatural and the very real, this book spins bold, provocative tales of sin, magic and redemption.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on April 1.

YOUNG LIARS #13

Written by David Lapham, art and cover by Lapham.

Are you down on your luck? At the end of your rope and looking for hope? Well look no further than Browning, Arizona for the restart you've been seeking. Here in Browning, all your wildest dreams and darkest desires come true. But what's the price? Guess what? This is free luck! You don't have to sell your soul or pay a dime! This is your "Life Without Consequences." Enjoy it while it lasts...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on March 11.

Y: THE LAST MAN -- THE DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra, Paul Chadwick, Gorlan Parlov and Jose Marzan, Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.

DC Comics presents the second hardcover volumes collecting Y: The Last Man in oversized, hardcover editions. In this volume, collecting issues #11-23, a Russian spacecraft from the International Space Station returns to Earth carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's status as the last living male? Plus, the group runs up against a roadblock in Arizona where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government.

320 pages, $29.99, in stores on May 6.

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BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #3

Written by Matt Wayne, art by Andy Suriano and Dan Davis, cover by Scott Jeralds.

When the Ultra-Humanite wants to score big, he goes straight to the top -- he's after the President! But Batman and Green Arrow have a rescue plan so daring that we could only call this story "President Batman"!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 25.

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #35

Written by Charlotte Fullerton, Jim Alexander and Tom Warburton, art by Min S. Ku, Ethen Beavers and Maurice Fontenot, cover by Ku.

It's a new Ben 10: Alien Force adventure featuring the return of Albedo! Plus, Samurai Jack faces a deadly challenge, and the Kids Next Door get spanked!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 11.

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #55

Written by Robbie Busch, John Rozum, Sam Agro and Scott Cunningham, art by Robert Pope, Cindy Morrow, Scott Roberts and Andy Suriano, cover by Robert Pope.

Bloo enters a joke contest, the Powerpuff Girls play in the Professor's lab, Dexter makes breakfast the hard way and Adam and Jake join the band!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 25.

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: HEROES TP

Written by Sholly Fisch, art by Dario Brizuela, Joe Staton, Stewart McKay, Horacio Ottolini, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo, cover by J. Bone.

Justice League Unlimited #23-29 are collected in this new title starring The World's Greatest Super Heroes!

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

LOONEY TUNES #172

Written by Arie Kaplian and Frank Strom, art by Dave Santana, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Scott Gross.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enjoy this super-silly spy issue. Hurry! Your sense of humor just may depend on it...

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 4.

SCOOBY-DOO #142

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, $2.50, in stores on March 18.

SUPER FRIENDS #13

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

The Super Friends go for some circus fun under the big top! But if Abra Kadabra has his way, he'll turn their day into a wash-out!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 18.

SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE #4

Written by Landry Q. Walker, art and cover by Eric Jones.

A little orange cat with a big attitude shows up on the scene, but is he friend or foe? And Lena makes a discovery that may change her friendship with Linda forever.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 4.

TINY TITANS #14

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

Welcome to the first official meeting of Pet Club on Paradise Island! But with the strict "no boys allowed" rule, what will Robin and the fellas do to join in? And mayhem ensues when Cyborg attempts to build a vacuum cleaner.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on March 18.

MAD #500

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

MAD celebrates its fifth 100th issue by doing what it does best -- punching your funny bone in the face!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on March 18.

MAD CLASSICS #25

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Take a trip down memory lane with these reprinted stories!

96 pages, $4.99, in stores on March 18.

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CMX TITLES

GENGHIS KHAN: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH AND THE SEA VOLUME 1

By Nakaba Higurashi and Seiichi Morimura.

Adapted from the same source material as the Japanese ­ Mongolian film, "Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea" This manga tells the story of the legendary leader's journey from boyhood to becoming one of the greatest conquerors in history. At the age of 11, Temujin is already being groomed to succeed his father as tribal leader. One day, while hunting in the woods, he meets a young boy from a neighboring tribe. This encounter paves the way for decades of conflict. Learn the personal story of sacrifice and struggle that transformed this nomadic child into one of history's most influential leaders.

194 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 22.

VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata.

Takami is tall, attractive and funny. Akira's a quiet, musical prodigy who seems much more effeminate than Takami, even though he's a guy. Best friends since childhood, Takami turns to Akira when yet another would-be boyfriend dumps her. Now will their longtime connection finally turn into something more than friendship?

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 15.

CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui.

The "Terminator" saleslady is back in the neighborhood and this time she's determined not to let her juvenile archenemy stop her from selling everyone products they don't need. And get ready for an extra-long adventure, as the Nohara family wins a trip to the kingdom of Buri Buri, where Shin meets a prince who could pass for his twin. Is the world ready for two Shinchans?

128 pages, black and white, $7.99, in stores on April 22.

ASTRAL PROJECT VOL. 3

Written by marginal and illustrated by Syuji Takeya.

The painting man wants Masahiko to forget Misa. After the two travelers seal their date on the astral plain with a kiss, this doesn't seem likely. But when Misa's mom is in a horrible accident, will Masahiko stand by her? Meanwhile, in America, there is a female who can channel the dead.What does she know about Asami? And what does any of this have to do with the U.S. government?

240 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on April 1.

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada.

Tragedy strikes Shirayuki's parents, but she has no time to process her feelings. Prince has found a way to make Shirayuki human again...but it could result in his own death! Later, the stage is set for a final confrontation with Shirayuki's evil, all-powerful "Dark Half." It's not just Shirayuki's life that's at stake, though ­ the fates of both Heaven and Hell could hang in the balance!

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

VENUS IN LOVE VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Yuki Nakaji.

Suzuna and Eichi are interested in each other...and their friend Yuki is interested in them both! He's even more confused about his feelings when he falls sick and both his crushes take care of him! When he decides to challenge Eichi to a tennis match over Suzuna, things might change -- but will it be for the better?

208 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 8.

I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka.

Saki Sugimoto is the newest teacher at school, and he just happens to be the half-brother of Maki Sugimoto, the guy Kazuha's been getting close to. Kazuha's friend Senko really likes the newest Sugimoto, but the situation is complicated by the fact that the siblings want nothing to do with each other.Why has Maki never talked about Saki before and what caused this bitter rift between them?

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

YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 13

Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima.

Besieged by attacks from hordes of magicians under the direction of Ark -- the Magician King -- Ibuki, Carno and Levi have gone into retreat. But they are not likely to find much peace sequestered in an ancient fortress built by a necromancer, as the remains of many souls are sealed inside. The energy from these souls has rattled Carno, and it may be too much for his volatile personality.

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on April 15.




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