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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

DC COMICS FOR JULY

DCU EVENT TITLES

BLACKEST NIGHT #1

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert, variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver, sketch variant cover by Reis Albert.

Throughout the decades, death has plagued the DC Universe and taken the lives of heroes and villains alike. But to what end? As the War of Light rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends upon us, with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps at the center of it all. This 8-issue epic takes the DCU beyond the grave!

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

GREEN LANTERN #43

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

The official prologue to Blackest Night starts here as the first Black Lantern is born! Black Hand has been an enemy of Hal Jordan since Hal's early days as a Green Lantern. But even Black Hand is unaware of the true power he holds that will connect him to the Blackest Night! Discover this villain's connection to death and the Black Lantern Corps!

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

GREEN LANTERN #44

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

"Blackest Night" continues! As Hal Jordan and Barry Allen investigate a bizarre crime in Gotham City, they come face to face with one of their oldest allies -- J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter! But their old friend is not there for reunions; he's come for much more. Meanwhile, Sinestro seeks to rebuild his army and take his revenge on the being who would usurp it -- Mongul!

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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38

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

"Emerald Eclipse" hits its shocking conclusion leading directly into Blackest Night. The sciencell riot causes a new law to be doctored into the Book of Oa as Kyle and Guy fight against it. What fate awaits the honor guards, and who will be left standing from the riot that shook Oa to its core?

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

BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS #1-3

Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, art by Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Ivan Reis, Doug Mahnke and others, covers by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter, variant covers by Gary Frank, Francis Manapul and Doug Mahnke.

In this 3-issue miniseries, writers Johns and Tomasi reveal the secrets behind the Lanterns of Blackest Night! Bear witness to Blue Lantern Saint Walker's pilgrimage of hope, Star Sapphire Carol Ferris' sacrifice for love, Green Lantern Kilowog's courageous beginnings, Red Lantern Vice's source of rage, Orange Lantern Blume's bizarre creation, and the first appearance of the mysterious Indigo, leader of the Indigo Tribe!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 15, July 22 and July 29.

WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-4

DC Comics gives a fresh twist to a grand comics tradition with Wednesday Comics, a new, weekly 12-issue series by some of the greatest names in comics today!

Wednesday Comics is unique in modern comics history: Reinventing the classic weekly newspaper comics section, it is a 16-page weekly that unfolds to a sprawling 28" x 20" tabloid-sized reading experience bursting with mind-blowing color, action and excitement, with each feature on its own 14" x 20" page.

Spearheaded by DCU Editorial Art Director Mark Chiarello, whose past editing credits include Batman Black & White, Dc: The New Frontier and Solo, each page of Wednesday Comics spotlights the continuing adventures of DC heroes, including:

* Batman, Wednesday Comics' weekly cover feature, by the 100 Bullets team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso

* Adam Strange, by writer/artist Paul Pope.

* Metamorpho, written by writer Neil Gaiman with art by Michael Allred.

* The Demon and Catwoman, written by Walter Simonson with art by Brian Stelfreeze.

* Deadman, written by Dave Bullock and Vinton Heuck, art by Bullock.

* Kamandi, written by Dave Gibbons with art by Ryan Sook.

* Superman, written by John Arcudi with art by Lee Bermejo.

* Wonder Woman, written and illustrated by Ben Caldwell.

* Green Lantern, written by Kurt Busiek with art by Joe Quinones.

* Teen Titans, written by Eddie Berganza with art by Sean Galloway.

* Supergirl, written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Amanda Conner.

* Hawkman, written and illustrated by Kyle Baker.

* Sgt. Rock, written by Adam Kubert, ilustrated by legendary comics artist Joe Kubert.

* The Flash, written by Karl Kerschl and Brenden Fletcher, illustrated by Kerschl.

* Metal Men, written by Dan DiDio with art by Ian Churchill.

Wednesday Comics will arrive in stores folded twice to 7" x 10".

16 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29.

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: RUN! #3

Written by Matthew Sturges, art by Freddie E. Williams II, cover by Kako.

Everything you've come to love about Run! is on display this month: beatings, fire, explosions, guns, jokes at the expense of the less fortunate, stupid costumes and stupid people. You get all this entertainment plus the shocking chain of events that leads to the Human Flame getting a new girlfriend. It's all downhill from here...

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

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: ESCAPE #3

Written by Ivan Brandon, art by Marco Rudy and Mick Gray, cover by Scott Hampton.

Why do you fight? Are you not happy here? Are you not provided for? The Global Peace Agency loves you. Why would you ever leave? The recent reports of torture and death in Electric City are greatly exaggerated. We will protect you. Just tell us everything you know...

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

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: DANCE #3

Written by Joe Casey, art by ChrisCross, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

The Super Young Team is dismayed and saddened by the recent events that took place at the "Super Young Team Fan Appreciation Convention" in Dubai. The group would like to reemphasize that this event was not sanctioned by the team and therefore not sponsored by Super Young Team Inc. Their appearance at the show and the subsequent disaster were unfortunate acts of nature. While we reflect on these sad times, we'd like to remind you to visit the all-new merchandise store on the SYT website and check out the new line of signed 8x10's. Thank you.

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

FINAL CRISIS AFTERMATH: INK #3

Written by Eric Wallace, art by Fabrizio Fiorentino, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Things are not looking up for Mark Richards, the Tattooed Man. His family is in trouble, his powers are out of control, and his city is looking to him for help before it goes up in flames. Too bad Mark is too busy getting his face kicked in by a couple of new villains to do anything about it. This is the part where being a hero gets tough, and Mark realizes he might not be up to the task.

32 pages, $2.99.

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BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN AND ROBIN #2

Written by Grant Morrison, art, cover and sketch variant by Frank Quitely, variant cover Andy Kubert.

In a blazing Gotham City police department, the new Batman and Robin face the bizarre, fighting freakshow that is the Circus of Strange and find that they don't make as good a team as Batman had hoped! Meanwhile, the mysterious Sasha escapes from Professor Pyg and vows vengeance on the people who killed her father.

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

BATMAN #688

Written by Judd Winick, art by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert, cover by Tony Daniel and Sandu Florea.

There may be a new Batman in Gotham City, but that doesn't mean the city wants him. As Two-Face and Penguin take measures to keep the new Dark Knight at bay, one of the archvillains makes a startling discovery about the new Caped Crusader. Plus, Batman trains the new Robin, and Mark Bagley starts a 4-issue stint as guest artist!

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

DETECTIVE COMICS #855

Written by Greg Rucka, art by J.H. Williams, co-feature art by Cully Hamner, cover by Williams.

"Elegy" part 2 of 4! Batwoman captures her enemy, a madwoman known only as Alice who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable extras -- including Kate! But when the tables are turned, Batwoman finds herself in a hallucination slamming the present into a collision with the past, and the hints of a threat that will claim the lives of every man, woman and child in Gotham City.

And in the all-new co-feature starring the Question, Montoya's quest to find a missing young girl turns deadly.

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

RED ROBIN #2

Written by Christopher Yost, art by Ramon Bachs, cover by Francis Manapul.

Red Robin continues scouring the world, searching for clues to Bruce Wayne's final fate! But now he's been targeted by the League of Assassins. What does Ra's al Ghul want with Red Robin? Why are members of the League of Assassins being targeted for death? And what happened to the life Red Robin left behind? Spoiler guest-stars as "Batman Reborn" continues here in "The Grail" part 2 of 4.

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

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #1

Written by Paul Dini, co-feature written by Marc Andreyko, art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, co-feature art by Georges Jeanty and Karl Story, cover by Nguyen.

Commissioner Gordon teams with the new Batman to combat the fiery threat that Firefly has spread across Gotham City. And to make matters worse, the mysterious adversary known only as Abuse makes his presence felt!

Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, now that Kate Spencer is the new District Attorney of Gotham City, will she use her legal power or her Super Hero identity to find the killer of the previous D.A.?

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

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #2

Written by Paul Dini, art and cover by Guillem March.

Tommy Elliott, a.k.a. the villainous mastermind known as Hush, has escaped the confines of Batman's headquarters and is wreaking havoc throughout Gotham City all under the guise of Bruce Wayne. Will the loose assemblage of Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be enough to stop the madman's rampage? Or are Gotham's femmes fatales doomed to fail before they even begin?

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

THE OUTSIDERS #20

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

"The Deep" part 6! Against their will, the Outsiders help the Insiders find the last pieces of the meteorite which will restore the immortality of the Insiders once and for all. But a fateful choice has to be made by Geo-Force that will lead to a life-changing moment for him and Katana. Plus, more on the mysterious origins of Metamorpho and his connection to the Insiders.

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

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #31

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Andy Clarke, cover by Guillem March.

A new five-part arc begins with an international bang! When a powerful Russian mobster sets his sights on Gotham City, Batman thinks he's ready. But this isn't any ordinary mobster, and he's bringing backup in the form of...a bear? These unexpected foes might just be able to take control of the Gotham underworld ­ and then the whole city. Can Batman stop them?

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

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SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #879

Written by Greg Rucka, co-feature written by James Robinson and Rucka, art by Fernando Dagnino and Raul Fernandez, co-feature art by Cafu, cover by Andrew Robinson.

So far, Nightwing and Flamebird's mission of apprehending Zod's sleeper agents has gone fairly smoothly. But then they met Az-Rel and Nadira Va-Dim. Now the "Bonnie and Clyde of Krypton" have turned the tables on Earth's newest protectors. The race to prevent war with New Krypton may be over before it's even begun! And it's all in preparation for next month's crossover event in the Superman books!

Plus: The debut of the Captain Atom co-feature! Where has Captain Atom been all this time? And is he back on the side of good ­ or still on the side of evil?

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

SUPERMAN #690

Written by James Robinson, art by Renato Guedes and Jose Wilson Magalhaes, cover by Andrew Robinson.

As media mogul Morgan Edge fans the flames of Earth's distrust of all things alien, Mon-El wrestles with his looming demise and what to do with his remaining life. At the same time, forces from the future must prevent Mon-El from meeting Sodam Yat ­ the Green Lantern from Daxam known as Ion ­ for the sake of tomorrow. And General Lane rolls out his plan to ensnare our hero by lining up a vicious crew of villains ­ but to do this, Steel must fall. It's a wild ride setting up next month's crossover event in the Superman books!

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

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #5

Written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka, art by Pete Woods, cover by Gary Frank, variant cover by Tan Eng Huat.

Superman is on trial for his life. The crime: Treason! The punishment: Death! But is this a challenge Kal-El can even hope to triumph over when the man pulling all the strings is General Zod? A tale of heroism, evil and base betrayal ­ on the strange world of New Krypton. And all of this helps set the stage for next month's crossover event in the Superman books!

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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #62

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

When the inmates take over Arkham Asylum, it's a job for the World's Finest duo ­ Robin and Supergirl! Albuquerque joins the series as regular artist for a story called "Sidekicked!"

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

SUPERGIRL #43

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Jamal Igle and Jon Sibal, cover by Joshua Middleton.

Things are going well for Supergirl -- she's back on New Krypton, and she's even managing to patch things up with her mother, Alura. But when she goes to visit her older cousin, Superman warns her that not all is as it seems in the House of El... Setting the stage for next month's crossover event in the Superman books!

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

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DCU TITLES

BOOSTER GOLD #22

Written by by Keith Giffen, co-feature written by Matthew Sturges, art by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund, co-feature art by Mike Norton, cover by Jurgens and Rapmund.

"Day of Death" part 2! Booster Gold travels back in time to prevent the Black Beetle from killing the New Titans, but who will save Booster Gold from the Black Beetle -- and what role will Deathstroke play?

And in the all-new Blue Beetle co-feature, Jaime must battle a flying robot army from destroying all of the people in El Paso!

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

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #25

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Roger Robinson and Hilary Barta, cover by Mario Alberti.

There's nothing Blue Beetle loves more than a good team-up. And there's nothing Hardware hates more than a meddler! Can the two of them network long enough to stop dangerous Alva technology from hitting the streets?

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

DEAD ROMEO #4

Written by Jesse Blaze Snider, art and cover by Ryan Benjamin.

They say you always hurt the ones you love. But in Romeo's case, he may have taken that a little too far and accidentally killed Whisper! That could mean a one-way ticket back to hell for Romeo and possibly the end of the world for everybody else. But Romeo might still have a chance to set things right...if he doesn't die from a broken heart first!

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

THE FLASH: REBIRTH #4

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

Barry Allen left a legacy that thrived after his death. Now his return threatens it all. What secrets does Barry hold inside him about the fate of the Flash Family? What destiny awaits Wally and his twins? What murderous force targets Bart Allen? And what does it truly mean to be a speedster?

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

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #22

Written by Andrew Kreisberg, art by Mike Norton, Bill Sienkiewicz and Josef Rubinstein, cover by Ladronn.

The rift between Black Canary and Green Arrow widens as Discord and Cupid attack! And joining the creative team is finisher Bill Sienkiewicz on the Green Arrow section...with Josef Rubinstein staying on the Black Canary sections of the new Green Arrow & Black Canary!

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

JONAH HEX #45

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Cristiano Cucina.

The "Six Gun War" epic continues in part 2 of 6! Jonah Hex recruits another soldier in his war against El Papagayo, and this time it's Blue Eagle! But Hex must hurry, as El Papagayo is preparing to execute his prisoners, Bat Lash and Tallulah Black!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #35

Written by Len Wein, with art by Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose, cover by Ed Benes.

The cards are stacked against the remnants of the Justice League! And those cards are the Royal Flush Gang! Can even Superman and Wonder Woman save a team whose luck has run out? Featuring the deadly return of an old foe.

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE #1

Written by James Robinson, art and covers Mauro Cascioli.

What brings a team together? Justice! Batman and Martian Manhunter have been slaughtered. But he's not the only hero to fall at the hands of villains. The murder has to stop, and it's time to take the fight to the bad guys! Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman unite in a cry for justice!

This 6-part mini-series pushes the heroes to the brink and beyond as evil can no longer be tolerated to win. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on not only the heroes, but on the very places they call home, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek? This time it's personal -- and it'll only get more bloody before it's over!

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

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #29

Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges, with art and cover by Jesus Merino.

A new era begins for the Justice Society of America as writers Willingham and Sturges take over the series with new artist Merino just as two new recruits make their debut with the team! Strange happenings at the JSA Mansion are weird precursors to an all-out attack on all members of the team -- all but one! And what is the strange connection that new members King Chimera and All-American Kid might have with the turmoil?

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

JSA VS. KOBRA: ENGINES OF FAITH #1

Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Don Kramer and Michael Babinski, cover by Gene Ha.

A reinvigorated Kobra has attacked the Justice Society in their home, thrusting the heroes into a maelstrom of deception and violence, and the evidence points to an even bigger target on the horizon: S.T.A.R. Labs. As the Justice Society tracks Kobra sleeper cells through the streets of Metropolis, the mystery of Jason Burr's master plan deepens. Can the team defuse the threat in time ­ or will the growing tensions between them spell victory for Kobra?

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

THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN #3

Written by Gerry Conway, art by Chris Batista and Dave Meikis, cover by Brian Bolland.

Enter the League of Titans! Buddy Baker is cracking up, but can he rely on a little help from his friends? Or should a wounded animal just slink away to die? Starfire has an opinion on the subject, and she's never been one to keep her feelings to herself.

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

THE MIGHTY #6

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

Being the commander of Section Omega has its perks -- like a free trip to Earth orbit, courtesy of Alpha One! It may be a beautiful view, but Gabriel Cole had better hope it doesn't turn into a one-way trip! After all, he's beginning to understand just why he's had so many predecessors in his job ­ and why so few have lived to tell about it!

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

POWER GIRL #3

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Amanda Conner, variant cover by Guillem March.

It's the striking conclusion of the first arc. Power Girl battles Ultra-Humanite! And things get ugly as the two powerful beings come to blows!

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

R.E.B.E.L.S. #6

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna, cover by Kalman Andrasofzsky.

The first arc concludes as Starro and his horde begin their conquest of the universe. Can super-genius (and super-jerk) Vril Dox maneuver his band of rebels in time to turn the tide? (Answer: Not a chance.)

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

SECRET SIX #11

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

A former Wonder Woman is now a slave? That's just the first shock as the Secret Six face a new enemy with a heart of ice and an entire country at his command! All this plus the return of Mockingbird! It's all heading towards a confrontation against one of DC's biggest powerhouses, and the Six don't stand a chance.

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

SOLOMON GRUNDY #5

Written, art and cover by Scott Kolins.

Worse on Friday! With Grundy mortally wounded, can he fend off the revenge of Professor Ivo? It's super science versus evil power! And the bad blood between them forces Cyrus to face his past head on. Will he see through the madness and discover his killer? The end is coming, and it doesn't look good for Solomon Grundy!

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

THE SPIRIT #31

Written by Mike Ploog, art by Ploog and Dan Green, cover by Nick Cardy.

Commissioner Dolan's nephew Danny is in a whole heap of trouble, and it falls to The Spirit to rescue him -- but to do so, he's got to contend with Danny's amnesia, a priceless stolen artifact, and the latest in The Spirit's run of femmes fatales, the deadly "Adios!" Will Eisner colleague Mike Ploog returns to The Spirit in this two-part story!

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

STRANGE ADVENTURES #5

Written by Jim Starlin, art by Manuel Garcia, Al Milgrom and Michael Shoykhet, cover by Starlin and Rob Hunter.

An army of Weird duplicates attacks Adam Strange, Comet and company! Another member of the mysterious Aberrant Six stands revealed -- who it is will shock! And Lady Styx makes her next move!

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

TEEN TITANS #73

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, co-feature written by Sean McKeever, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson, co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar and Julio Ferreira.

In the first feature, the team attempts to rescue Wonder Girl from the new Fearsome Five, as Calculator enacts his revenge on the team for not protecting his children. In the 10-page co-feature, Ravager faces the drug problem that could kill her!

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

TITANS #15

Written by J.T. Krul, art by Ed Benes and Rob Hunter, cover by Angel Unzueta and Wayne Faucher.

Prelude to Blackest Night: Titans! Tempest returns! And how will his arrival affect the Titans? The last page not only answers this question, but will have readers buzzing.

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

VIGILANTE #8

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

Vigilante must risk his own identity in order to save FBI agent Laura Temple from the Costume Serial Killer. But is Vigilante actually helping her -- or is he playing into a bigger trap?

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

THE WARLORD #4

Written by Mike Grell, art by Joe Prado and Walden Wong, cover by Grell.

Revolution in Shamballah! The Warlord has been captured, and his allies must convince the downtrodden populace of the Shadow Lands to rise up against the terrible and enigmatic master who holds them all prisoner. But our heroes just might be martyred by the Minosaur first!

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

WONDER WOMAN #34

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

"Birds of Paradise" part 1 of 2! After the status-shattering events of Wonder Woman #33, the world's most sensational team reunites, as Wonder Woman and Black Canary go undercover among some of the worst villains of the DC universe! It's gonna be a bad day for some bad men when the two toughest women in comics join forces!

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

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DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS

BATMAN: CACOPHONY HC

Written by Kevin Smith, art by Walter Flanagan and Sandra Hope, cover by Adam Kubert.

A tale featuring the mysterious masked killer known as Onomatopoeia who sets his sights -- and sounds -- against The Caped Crusader! But how does The Joker figure into this saga? The wild ride that caught Batman between The Joker and Onomatopoeia in the 3-issue miniseries comes to a crashing halt as Batman is forced to choose between capturing Onomatopoeia and saving The Joker's life! Features an introduction from Smith and his script to the third issue!

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 16.

BATMAN: HUSH TP

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

The epic crime thriller that rejuvenated The Caped Crusader is now available in one place as a trade paperback! In this story of murder, mystery and romance, Batman sets out on a simple mission to discover the identity of the mysterious villain wreaking havoc in his life known as Hush. But Batman ends up facing possibly the most intense case of his life as secrets from his past flood into the present, and the most notorious villains to ever haunt Gotham City's street attack simultaneously! Guest-starring The Dark Knight's greatest allies and enemies, this collection features Batman #608-619 as well as the 6-page segment from Wizard #0 and a 2-page origin story that originally appeared at dccomics.com.

320 pages, $24.99, in stores on August 12.

ABSOLUTE NEW FRONTIER HC NEW PRINTING

Written, art and cover by Darwyn Cooke.

DC: The New Frontier is back in a new printing of the Absolute edition, featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and more!

In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the Mystery Men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: The New Frontier takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.

Cooke's most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC's president and publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke.

464 pages, $75, in stores on July 29.

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: THE BOOK OF DESTINY TP

Written by Mark Waid, art by George Perez and Jerry Ordway, cover by Perez.

Collecting issues #7-12 of The Brave and the Bold in trade paperback! The Book of Destiny's been opened, and it will take the combined might of Superman, The Flash, the Metal Men, the Blackhawks, the Atom, Hawkman, Aquaman, the Teen Titans, the Newsboy Legion and more to prevent certain doom!

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

BOOSTER GOLD: REALITY LOST TP

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

In this new volume, longtime Batman writer Dixon pens a story in which a time-traveling villain attempts to destroy Gotham City. And in a story written and drawn by Jurgens, Booster discovers the timestream has been inexplicably altered, unleashing all types of anomalies only he can put back in order. Featuring Booster Gold #11-12 and #15-19!

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 5.

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN -- A DEATH IN THE FAMILY HC

Written by Jim Starlin and Marv Wolfman, art by George Perez, Jim Aparo, Tom Grummett, Mike DeCarlo and Bob McLeod, cover by Aparo.

The Batman classic of the 1980s is collected in a hardcover featuring stories previously released seperately as Batman: A Death in the Family and Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying for the first time in one place! Including Batman #426-429 and 440-442 and The New Titans #60-61!

Readers were invited to vote on the outcome of this story -- and they decided that Jason Todd should die! In this tragic tale, Jason lived up to his hot-headed reputation, ignoring his mentor's warnings when he attempts to take on The Joker by himself and paying the ultimate price. Driven by anger, with Superman by his side, Batman seeks his vengeance as he looks to end The Joker's threat forever.

272 pages, $39.99, in stores on Sept. 23.

GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL. 2: JOKERS AND MADMEN HC

Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, art by Michael Lark, Greg Scott, Brian Hurt and Stefano Gaudiano, cover by Lark.

Witness the gritty side of the Gotham City Police Department from their perspective, as they take on criminals like The Joker and grudgingly look to the Dark Knight for help.

This volume collects two cases of the Gotham Special Crimes Unit, from the pages of Gotham Central #11-22. First, The Joker terrorizes the city at Christmastime when he begins randomly executing people with a rifle, and no one from the Mayor on down is safe. Then, disgraced detective Harvey Bullock must settle some unfinished business.

288 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 9.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC

Written by Jack Schiff, Bill Finger and others, art by Dick Sprang, Bob Kane, Jack Burnley, Jerry Robinson and others, cover by Dick Sprang.

In this new hardcover collecting Batman #21-25 (1944), The Dynamic Duo face the evil of villains including The Penguin, The Ghost Gang, The Joker, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and others, with the help of would-be detective Alfred.

228 pages, $59.99, in stores on Dec. 16.

THE DEATH OF THE NEW GODS TP

Written by Jim Starlin, art and cover by Starlin and Matt Banning.

Witness the decimation of the Fourth World in this trade paperback collecting the shocking 8-issue miniseries! Someone's killing off the New Gods. Who -- or what -- is responsible? How is Darkseid connected to them? And will Superman, Orion and Mr. Miracle be able to uncover Darkseid's schemes before it's too late?

256 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 5.

NIGHTWING: THE GREAT LEAP TP

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

When the Dark Knight's adversary Two-Face tries to take a bite out of the Big Apple, it's up to Nightwing to pluck the city from the crazed madman's grasp in this volume collecting Nightwing #147-153, the final issues of the series, tying into "Batman: R.I.P."

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 5.

ROBIN: SEARCH FOR A HERO TP

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Chris Batista, Cam Smith and Freddie E. Williams II, cover by Williams.

The Boy Wonder attempts to deal with the fallout from "Batman: R.I.P." in this new title collecting Robin #175-183, the final issues of the series.With Batman gone from Gotham City, Robin must stop the gang warfare that threatens to overrun the city. And what does the mysterious Red Robin have to do with the situation?

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

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: BLACK ADAM AND ISIS HC

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

The world's first super-team reunites to fight their old foe Black Adam and his super-powered "family" in this collection, of stories from issues #23-28, including Johns' final tales for the series. The new Justice Society regroups just in time to face one of their greatest and most personal enemies: Black Adam! And in a special standalone issue, Johns presents a day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday" in which the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own -- Stargirl!

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 2.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 2 HC

Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Renato Guedes, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Pete Woods, Jamal Igle and Keith Champagne, cover by Alex Ross.

A second volume of the mega-event that alters The Man of Tomorrow down to his core, with stories from Superman #682 and 683, Action Comics #872 and 873 and Supergirl #35 and 36! After a long-lost section of Krypton is miraculously resurrected on Earth, The Man of Steel greets thousands of Kryptonians who are suddenly able to walk among humans. But a jarring culture clash destroys relations between the two species and violence erupts! Soon, the government's own anti-Kryptonian team sets out to dispatch the erupting conflict and the entire Superman family is affected.

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 2.

METAL MEN TP

Written, art and cover by Duncan Rouleau.

DC's metallic heroes return in this trade paperback collecting the 8-issue miniseries! Gold, Platina, Mercury, Iron, Lead, Tin and Copper must face off the forces of Chemo, Doctor Yes, BOLTS, The Balloonatic and his Orphan Army, as well as the Robot Renegades in this action-packed volume!

200 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 5.

REIGN IN HELL TP

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Derenick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Justiniano and Chad Hardin, cover by Justiniano.

A power struggle in Hell pits good against evil as everybody looks to carve out a place for themselves in the underworld in this book collecting the entire 8-issue miniseries! When Neron faces off with his enemies Lord Satanus and Blaze for control of Hell, a group of heroes ventures forth to make sure the right bad guys comes out on top.

256 pages, $19.99, in stores on August 19.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ECLIPSO TP

Written by Bob Haney, art by Lee Elias, Alex Toth, Jack Sparling and Bernard Baily, cover by Baily.

One of the strangest comics villains ever stars in this volume collecting House of Secrets #61-80! On an expedition in the South Pacific, scientist Bruce Gordon's dark side is unleashed after being exposed to a black diamond. Transformed into the powerful Eclipso, he embarked on an evil rampage as his good side attempted to reassert control.

296 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on August 26.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE FLASH VOL. 3 TP

Written by John Broome, Gardner Fox and Robert Kanigher, art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Frank Giacoia and Murphy Anderson, cover by Infantino and Anderson.

The Rogues take over in this new third volume collecting The Flash #141-161. Don't miss the Scarlet Speedster's epic battles with The Trickster, The Weather Wizard, The Mirror Master, Captain Cold and more!

520 pages, black and white, $16.99, in stores on August 12.

SECRET SIX: UNHINGED TP

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

Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and the rest as they hit the road on the run from some of the world's most dangerous killers! A contract has been put out on the lives of the Six, but the sly team has some tricks -- and a whole lot of bullets -- up their own sleeves in this trade paperback collecting Secret Six #1-7!

168 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 26.

TEEN TITANS: CHANGING OF THE GUARD TP

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

The Teen Titans are on a mission: recruit some new heroes to join their crime-fighting cause. This collection, featuring Teen Titans #62-69, reveals the shocking secret of the team's mascot, Wonderdog, and features the final fate of two members.

192 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 19.

TRINITY VOL. 2 TP

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

The second Trinity collection, featuring issues #18-35 of the weekly series. "The Trinity of Heroes" are legendary characters who are believed to be the keystone to all of creation. Convinced that Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are this Trinity, sorceress Morgaine LeFey teams up with Despero and Enigma to replace the three icons with evil doppelgangers from the Multiverse in order to recreate existence. Can the greatest heroes of 52 universes stop this evil plot ­ or will evil win?

424 pages, $29.99, in stores on August 26.



AFTER WATCHMEN, WHAT'S NEXT TITLES

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH #1 SPECIAL EDITION

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

Hal Jordan, the greatest Green Lantern of all, returns to the DC Universe and reclaims his icon status starting here!

32 pages, $1, in stores on July 1.

Y: THE LAST MAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan, Jr., cover by JG Jones.

After a worldwide plague devastates billions, amateur magician Yorick Brown discovers he's the last man on Earth.

40 pages, $1, in stores on July 1.

TOM STRONG #1 SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Alan Moore, art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Al Gordon.

The origin of Alan Moore's science-hero adventurer is revealed as he faces the unknown mysteries of the galaxy alongside his crew of colorful allies.

40 pages, $1, in stores on July 8.

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Frank Quitely.

Rediscover the wonder of The Man of Steel in this fast-paced, continuity-free epic as Superman discovers he's only got a short time to live!

32 pages, $1, in stores on July 8.

BATMAN #608 SPECIAL EDITION

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

The Caped Crusader hunts down an all-new adversary as the most notorious members of his rogues gallery descend on Gotham City!

32 pages, $1, in stores on July 15.

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WILDSTORM TITLES

ASTRO CITY DARK AGE BOOK 3 #3

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

The secrets of the Apollo Eleven! The inner workings of PYRAMID! An assault on the First Family! The return of the Silver Agent! A game of Jarts! Charles and Royal get dragged deeper and deeper into the darkness and turmoil of Astro City in the early Ś80s ­ only to come face-to-face with the cosmic threat of the Incarnate!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 1.

THE AUTHORITY #12

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Simon Coleby and Cliff Rathburn, cover by Coleby.

The horrifying secret behind the Warhol Infection is finally revealed. And it just happens to coincide with Apollo's return to the Carrier! But it's not the reunion anyone was expecting!

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

AUTHORITY: WORLD'S END BOOK ONE TP

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art and cover by Simon Coleby.

The WildStorm Universe has been shattered by an apocalyptic event. Does the Authority have a hope of rebuilding their "finer world," or is that dream dead and gone? The beginning of a new direction for the super-team from The Authority #1-7.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on July 8.

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #2

Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric, art by Jason Craig, cover by Shane Davis.

Something strange is happening in the halls of Project Black Book. The covert government group is unleashing creatures of mass destruction in their bid to gain control over the Necronomicon. And as the survivors of Freddy and Jason's murder sprees congregate, the short-lived reunion is shattered by the violent arrival of Jason Voorhees. But when a mysterious stranger arrives to aid in the battle, Jason must confront the one man who has not only survived his murderous rampages but has also "killed him" in the past. Fan favorite Tommy Jarvis returns to finish what he started and see Jason Voorhees buried a final time!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 22.

GEARS OF WAR #9

Written by Mike Capps and Joshua Ortega, art by Liam Sharp, cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

Following a distress signal from the overrun city of Jilane, Delta Squad is dispatched to investigate with the help of a unique "scout" named Alex. The team, with the help of Sigma Squad, will explore one of the darker elements of the Gears universe, and to tell this unique and harrowing tale, series writer Ortega will be joined by Epic Games president Capps!

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

KILLAPALOOZA #3

Written by Adam Beechen, art and cover by Trevor Hairsine.

The Clap contends with a deadly death trap, has a pleasant drink at the hotel bar, lets their internal tensions come to a head, finds that backstage security isn't all it's cracked up to be, and learns that in their line of work, "Everybody Wants You (Dead)!"

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

NORTH 40 #1

Written by Aaron Williams, art and cover by Fiona Staples.

Somewhere in Midwestern America was a place called Conover County. When the old book was opened, and the runes therein used in haste and ignorance, a place of farms, simple folk, and small-town dreams became a den of monsters and nightmare. North 40 is the story of those who survived and came to confront an even greater evil on the horizon -- one that wouldn't just consume their flesh, but their souls as well. Heroes arise with power to bring against the dark: Wyatt, an unwilling protector of his former tormentors; Amanda, an apprentice to forgotten arts; and Sheriff Morgan, whose bonds with Conover County go back farther than even he can remember.

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

PROTOTYPE #4

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art and cover by Darick Robertson and Matt Jacobs.

The bloodbath continues in this issue as the NY homicide detectives realize finding the truth isn't as critically important as surviving it. No longer able to deal with the realization that their word has forever changed, the detectives come to terms with the fact that they just may not make it out of this one alive. Based on the video game!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on July 1.

STARCRAFT #3

Written by Simon Furman, art and cover by Federico Dallocchio, variant cover by Shawn Moll.

Dark secrets are unearthed when a malign alien force from beyond the grave is unleashed aboard the ship General Lee and threatens to tear the War Pigs apart from within! As the search for Jim Raynor gathers pace, a team member's dark and blood-soaked past is laid bare, beginning a spiral of terror that pits War Pig against War Pig. Continue the journey into the extended galaxy of the best-selling video game!

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

STORMWATCH PHD #22

Written by Ian Edginton, art and cover by Leandro Fernández and Francisco Paronzini.

There are rumblings of discontent onboard Skywatch. Winter challenges Jackson King's idiosyncratic leadership, which threatens to widen growing divisions within the team and distract them from seeing the true enemy within. Meanwhile, The High becomes human to solve the mystery of Finland!

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

TOM STRONG DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC

Written by Alan Moore, art by Chris Sprouse, Al Gordon, Arthur Adams, Jerry Ordway, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, Cam Smith, Alan Weiss, Paul Chadwick and Gary Gianni, cover by Sprouse and Karl Story.

Moore introduces science hero Tom Strong in the first of three deluxe hardcover editions of the popular series illustrated by Chris Sprouse and many of comics' greatest artists. Tom's remarkable exploits over a nearly century-long career feature an amazing cast of characters including his wife Dhalua (the daughter of a mighty chieftain), their daughter Tesla, the enhanced ape King Solomon and Tom's robotic valet, Pneuman.

In this volume, collecting issues #1-12, Tom finds himself battling in different times, worlds and realms, facing off against an eclectic group of enemies like the ruthless Paul Saveen, the mechanized Aztechs and the prehuman Pangaean -- in places as diverse as New York, Venus, an alternate Earth and even the past!

336 pages, $39.99, in stores on Sept. 16.

WILDCATS #13

Written by Christos Gage, art by Shawn Moll and Drew Geraci, cover by Ryan Sook.

After the explosive events of last issue, the Wildcats are in shambles. There couldn't be a worse time for them to confront the archvillain known as Tao, but they don't have much choice, as his plans are coming to fruition and the fate of what's left of the world hangs in the balance. There's one bit of good news: they won't have to do it alone. Team Seven is back...but can even they turn the tide against a madman who can alter reality itself?

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

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #21

Written by Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson, art by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington.

King Varian is so focused on The Lich King and the recent Scourge attacks that he fails to notice Cho'Gall's power and threat continue to grow. Plus, Maraad has kidnapped Garona ­ but to what nefarious end?

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

WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK 2 HC

Written by Walter Simonson, art by Ludo Lullabi and Sandra Hope, cover by Jim Lee.

Collecting World of Warcraft #0-7, based on the world's most popular massively multiplayer video game! In this epic tale, a human is found unconscious, with no memory of who he is. Enslaved by the Orc Shaman Rehgar Earthfury, this man must fight for survival, striking uneasy relationships with other races in his quest to find the secrets of his past!

176 pages, $14.99, in stores on August 12.

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VERTIGO TITLES

AIR #11

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

Blythe's first test flight in Clearfleet's new hyperprax plane doesn't go as she planned. Dogged by a strange illness, she arrives at Sky 1 disoriented and off her guard before meeting an old friend who has a secret she is totally unprepared to hear. But is he trustworthy? Blythe may find out too late.

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

BANG! TANGO #6

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

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...A drop-dead gorgeous transsexual has the criminal underworld wrapped around his/her finger. And her ex-hit man ex-boyfriend is in for even more surprises in the stunning conclusion to this sexy, shocking and incomparable Vertigo series.

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

DMZ #43

Written by Brian Wood, art by Ryan Kelly, cover by John Paul Leon.

"No Future" continues, tracking the inner workings of the DMZ's notorious death cult from its more mindless and random street actions to the more sophisticated operations that betray its thug exterior. After witnessing the crash-landing that placed Matty in the city in the first place, our anonymous street killer starts questioning the ultimate point of the organization.

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

FABLES #86

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Jim Fern and Craig T. Hamilton, cover by Joao Ruas.

Meet Dunster Happ, the most important Fable you never knew. If our friends in exile at The Farm knew even a fragment of what humble Dunster knew, they'd be in a lot less trouble right now. Mr. Happ's just one of a cast of thousands in this issue where we explore Mister Dark's past and how he ended up in that magical box in that faraway fortress so that two hard-luck mercenaries could come along one day and set him free.

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

FABLES VOL. 12: THE DARK AGES TP

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham, Mike Allred, Andrew Pepoy, Peter Gross and David Hahn, cover by James Jean.

The 12th volume in the Fables series collects the epic from issues #76-82. If you've ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown's secret Manhattan location, prepare to be thrilled. Pinocchio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma. Also in this volume, you'll find the 4-part story featuring 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.

192 pages, $17.99, in stores on August 12.

FABLES DELUXE EDITION VOL. ONE HC

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Craig T. Hamilton, cover by James Jean.

For the first time, Willingham's Fables is presented in a deluxe hardcover edition collecting issues #1-10. When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. When Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it's up to Fabletown's sheriff, the reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf, to find the killer. Meanwhile, trouble of a different sort brews at the Fables' upstate farm where non-human inhabitants are preaching revolution -- and threatening Fabletown's carefully nurtured secrecy.

264 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 30.

GREEK STREET #1

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Davide Gianfelice, cover by Kako.

You're a boy from the hood. You're brought up rough in a children's home, trying to stay out of trouble but usually failing. Then at 18 you decide to track down your mother. Within hours of finding her, she's lying naked and dead at your feet. So you run to Greek Street.

And that's when your troubles really begin...

Boasting a cast of sexy strippers, murderous gangsters, body-snatching mad women and a disturbed young girl who can see the future, Greek Street is Peter Milligan's reimagining of those brutal and visceral tragedies that graced the Theater of Dionysus in Ancient Greece ­ bloody tales about incest, homicide, beautiful oracles, all-knowing choruses, kings, monsters and gods -- played out on the mean streets of modern-day Red-Light London.

40 pages, $1, in stores on July 1.

HELLBLAZER #257

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Stefano Landini, cover by Simon Bisley.

There are worse things than being embroiled in a romantic quadrangle ­ or maybe there aren't if you're in love with John Constantine. But this time, calling him a lady-killer just might be cutting too close to the bone.

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #15

Written by Matthew Sturges, art by Luca Rossi and David Hahn, cover by Esao Andrews.

Harry's true identity, Fig's heritage, Rina's heartbreak, a dragon's unrequited love and the Thinking Man's Army all converge in a very small space in this shattering conclusion to "The Space Between". And somewhere squeezed in there is "Jordan's Movie Idea with the Gorillas and Sh*t."

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

JACK OF FABLES #36

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Tony Akins, cover by Brian Bolland.

Featuring an untold tale of Jack's past drawn! "Jack 'n' Apes" is the exciting true story of the time our hero found himself in equatorial Africa in nothing but his underpants, was taken prisoner by a bunch of talking apes, and in no time had set himself up as their king. That's right, monkey fans, Jack was the real king of the jungle, so accept no substitutes. Kreegah!

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

MADAME XANADU #13

Written by Matt Wagner, art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta.

A young daughter pleads for Madame Xanadu to use her powers of sight to investigate deeper into her father's mysterious death. But the family secrets Madame Xanadu digs up are the kind that no one truly wants brought to light. Generations of deceit can charge a heavy toll, and the fortune-teller will discover why it's better to let sleeping dogs lie.

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

NORTHLANDERS #19

Written by Brian Wood, art by Danijel Zezelj, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

"The Shield Maidens" concludes its blood-drenched telling of Thyra, Grettr, and Lif -- three wives of slain Danish warriors who seek revenge on their killers. The myth of the Valkyries, the idyllic figures who guide dead warriors to Valhalla, is shattered by the stone-cold reality of love lost.

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

SCALPED #31

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

FBI Agent Nitz finally has what he's dreamed about for years: an eyewitness who can put Chief Red Crow away for murder. Unfortunately, the only thing standing in his way just happens to be his own undercover agent, Dash Bad Horse. Part two of the pivotal new arc "The Gnawing" offers more surprises and plenty more bloodshed.

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

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 3: YEAR OF THE BASTARD NEW EDITION TP

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos, cover by Jim Lee.

In this new edition of volume three, featuring issues #13-18, Spider Jerusalem begins to crumble under the pressure of fame and escapes into a world of bitterness and pills. Armed with only his demented mind, Spider embarks on an adventure of political cynicism, horrific sex and unwelcome celebrity with disastrous results.

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on August 5..

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #10

Written by Joshua Dysart, art by Alberto Ponticelli, cover by Dave Johnson.

It's a day in the life of an American celebrity activist in Africa, as worldwide box office star Margaret Wells befriends a man whose face is covered in bandages. What the actress doesn't know is that the survivor is Moses Lwanga, a man she once deeply respected -- a man who's come to kill her.

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

UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 1: HAUNTED HOUSE TP

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

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 of this. 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 past bandage-wrapped warrior? Haunted House collects the first six issues of Unknown Soldier.

144 pages, $9.99, in stores on August 26.

THE UNWRITTEN #3

Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, cover by Yuko Shimizu.

Tom Taylor travels to the place where Frankenstein was conceived ­ the same place his father wrote the first Tommy Taylor book. And, of course, that can't be just an innocent coincidence.

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

YOUNG LIARS #17

Written by David Lapham, art and cover by Lapham.

Danny suffers the horrible effects of looking through the hole in the wall, causing a rift between himself and Loreli. Loreli turns to Danny's archrival, Puss-Bag, for comfort, which leads to a night of violence and horror. And history repeats itself as the spider's plan is revealed.

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

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JOHNNY DC TITLES

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7

Written by J. Torres, art by J. Bone, cover by Scott Jeralds.

Here comes the Doom Patrol! And they want Batman to help them out withŠGeneral Immortus? But he was just shipped off last issue!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 29.

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #6

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art by Stephen DeStefano. cover by J. Bone.

It's the magic of Shazam versus the magic of King Kull! Winner take all!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 29.

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #39

Written by John Rozum, Jim Alexander and Tom Warburton, art by Will Sweeney, cover by Jay Stephens.

The Secret Saturdays discover a strange and ancient relationship between a cryptid and an Italian village! Meanwhile, Samurai Jack has a hard time returning a purchase. And in The Kids Next Door, Numbuh One gets dumped big time!

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

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #59

Written by Jim Alexander, Amy Rogers, and Sam Agro, art by Mike Kazaleh, Christopher Cook, and Robert Pope, cover by Pope.

It's the last issue of Block Party, with new stories from Camp Lazlo, the Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends! Featuring a special cover with guest appearances from all the stars of Block Party!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 22.

LOONEY TUNES #176

Written by Frank Strom and Sam Agro, art by David Alvarez, Neal Sternecky and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Scott Gross.

Join the crew for all-out, fast-paced hilarity! Feel the need for speed in "Wacing Wascals!" Plus other classics!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 1.

SCOOBY-DOO #146

Written by John Rozum and Keith Champagne, art by Fabio Laguna, cover by Vincent Deporter.

Come celebrate with Scooby and the gang, this Fourth of July! There'll be sand, sailing and, of course, a monster made of fireworks. Well, two out of three ain't bad.

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

SUPER FRIENDS #17

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

Fiddle-de-dee! The Super Friends celebrate Independence Day with a time-travel trek! The teams set off to meet the greatest heroes they can imagine -- the Founding Fathers!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 15.

TINY TITANS #18

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

School's over, but the Tiny Titans can't leave yet -- they're stuck in detention! How did that happen? Meanwhile, elsewhere in the school, Principal Slade's got some dirty jobs..,and Darkseid's gotta do them!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on July 22.

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CMX TITLES

THE BATTLE OF GENRYU: ORIGIN VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Shouko Fukaki.

Jin's a happy, irresponsible high school kid with extraordinary powers. The problem is, they only show up once a month. He's got a great group of friends, including the attractive Fusano, who takes her own fighting skills way more seriously than Jin does. But that all changes when some tough guys challenge him on one of the days when he isn't powered up. Turns out they were hired by his estranged brother Soichiro, who is after something that Jin possesses. And when Soichiro later attacks Fusano, the war between brothers is on.

162 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on August 12.

MUSASHI #9 VOL. 16

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

The Ultimate Blue agents track down some dangerous chemical weapons stolen by the Russian mafia and hidden in a small town. Just as the agents begin to win the trust of the locals who know where the deadly compounds can be found, the mob kidnaps the villagers' relatives in other cities, forcing them to give up the location. How can Musashi hope to stop a chemically armed mob?

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

CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui.

Shinchan's mom is determined to get her driver's license and Shin's only too happy to assist. But that kind of help is the last thing a nervous driving student needs. And it's his Dad who may end up paying the priceŠin higher insurance rates! Then the family heads out to a health resort and ski lodge. But with Shin in tow, you can bet this vacation will prove to be anything but relaxing.

128 pages, black and white, $7.99, in stores on August 26.

ASTRAL PROJECT VOL. 4

Written by marginal and illustrated by Syuji Takeya.

In this final volume, Masahiko's dead sister possesses another girl, but the results might prove deadly to her host. The mysterious jazz CD gets played on the radio, causing a whole outbreak of astral projections and upsetting the Painted Man and his monstrous friend. And the true reason behind Asami's untimely death is finally revealed.Will Masahiko at last find peace?

248 pages, black and white, $12.99.

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka.

Kei passes her exams, but is so consumed with finding out who she was running with the day of Suwa's accident that she can't enjoy her scholastic success. The answer may hold the secret to finding Kei's missing ring. Kanzaki makes a passing comment and something goes off inside of her. Could her running partner that fateful day have really been Shinogu, the guy who secretly holds the ring?

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

VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata.

Takami gets a part-time waitressing job at Club Blue. But what's Akira's motive when he decides to work there too? Later, when their piano school gets a new teacher, Akira is less than thrilledŠand the teacher's incessant flirting with Takami is only part of the problem. And when Takami and Akira enter the same piano contest, will their friendship prove to be stronger than their musical rivalry?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on August 19.




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