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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010

DC COMICS FOR APRIL

DCU EVENT TITLES

BRIGHTEST DAY #0

Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, art Fernarndo Pasarin, cover by David Finch.

The biggest event in comics continues as BRIGHTEST DAY burns back the BLACKEST NIGHT from the writing team behind GREEN LANTERN and GREEN LANTERN CORPS -- Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi! And don't miss the exciting DC Comics debut of red hot cover artist David Finch! The effects that the already classic BLACKEST NIGHT will have on the DC Universe will be felt for years to come and this issue not only sets the stage for the new ongoing biweekly DC Universe book BRIGHTEST DAY, but also the next exciting era of the DC Universe!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

GREEN LANTERN #53

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

A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Exploding out of BLACKEST NIGHT comes the next exciting chapter in the Green Lantern mythos: "New Guardians"! Forced together during the rise of the Black Lanterns, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Carol Ferris, Saint Walker, Atrocitus, Indigo-1 and Larfleeze must agree to disagree if their next mission is to succeed. But when one of the strangest beings from Green Lantern's past returns, the future of the Lanterns and the universe at large once again falls into question.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #47

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

As BRIGHTEST DAY begins, Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner, along with the rest of the Green Lantern Corps, attempt to pick up the pieces from the horrific events of BLACKEST NIGHT and take a long hard look at how the Corps is run now that major revelations have come to light. Who survived (and what the Alpha Lanterns have in store for them) is only one of the many new questions that the Green Lanterns will have to answer on the difficult and dangerous road ahead.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

THE FLASH #1

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Francis Manapul, variant covers by Manapul and Tony Harris.

A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Get in on the ground floor of DC's next epic in the making! The Flash races out of BLACKEST NIGHT and into his own monthly title as the all-new adventures of The Fastest Man Alive start with "Case One: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues!" Barry Allen runs back to his life in Central City, but when one of the Rogues turns up murdered under mysterious circumstances, it's up to The Flash to not only solve this bizarre crime, but protect those that are still targeted by the elusive killer. Plus, don't miss a peek into the future of the Flash universe in this special, extra-sized starting point issue!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44

Written by James Robinson, art and cover by Mark Bagley and Rob Hunter, variant cover by David Mack.

A BRIGHTEST DAY tie-in! Following the events of BLACKEST NIGHT, the brand new Justice League of America enters into BRIGHTEST DAY with an arc featuring the Justice Society of America. The epic team-up begins with a character from the end of BLACKEST NIGHT joining the JLA. But when the storyline's over, what mysterious villain will be revealed – and which hero will switch teams?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 28.

BLACKEST NIGHT DIRECTORS CUT

Featuring contributions from GEOFF JOHNS, IVAN REIS, DOUG MAHNKE, JOE PRADO, PETER J. TOMASI, PATRICK GLEASON & others Cover by IVAN REIS

Prepare for the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience from the event of the century! With the creative minds behind BLACKEST NIGHT as your tour guides, you'll marvel at hidden Easter eggs and meanings throughout the series in our director's commentary section. Discover shocking scenes that were left on the cutting room floor including actual script pages that were never drawn. Be astonished at incredible never-before-seen designs from the best-selling event! Plus, many more exclusives that you'll witness within this mammoth special including an early look into BRIGHTEST DAY!

80 pages, $5.99, in stores on April 7.



BATMAN TITLES


BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM — MADNESS HC

Written, art and cover by Sam Kieth.

An original Batman graphic novel set in Arkham Asylum from Sam Kieth, creator of THE MAXX! It is the most feared house in all of Gotham City. It contains the worst that the city has to offer. It is the place The Dark Knight's most dangerous and psychotic foes call home. Writer/artist Sam Kieth, creator of THE MAXX and artist of the acclaimed miniseries LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL, invites you to spend 24 hours in Arkham Asylum – the most unsettling house in the DC Universe.

112 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 23.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #11

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Andy Clarke and Scott Hanna, cover by Frank Quitely, variant cover by Clarke.

"Batman vs. Robin" part 2 of 3! The Dynamic Duo fight it out in the ultimate duel to the finish. Meanwhile, Robin's mother, Talia al Ghul, sends an old adversary of Dick Grayson's to complete the job that her son may not be able to stomach!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

BATMAN: THE WIDENING GYRE #6

Written by Kevin Smith, art by Walter Flanagan, cover by Bill Sienkiewicz, variant cover by Gene Ha.

Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan's Batman tale comes to its startling end! Thanks to Silver St. Cloud, Bruce is trying to learn how to trust people. But Batman is an integral part of who he is, so how can he really trust anyone? Batman even has a run-in with Catwoman because of his relationship with Silver. And when he decides to put all of his trust into someone, will he be rewarded...or punished?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

BATGIRL #9

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Lee Garbett and Trevor Scott, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

The conclusion to "Batgirl Rising" begins here with part one of the four-part "Flood" storyline! A string of bizarre, technology-based "suicides" gets the attention of both Batgirl and Oracle, but for very different reasons. And the two heroes will soon realize that they're the real targets of a nefarious madman Hell-bent on revenge…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

BATMAN #698

Written by Tony Daniel, art by Guillem March, cover by Daniel.

Only two months until BATMAN #700! As the landmark issue nears, Dick Grayson's life as The Dark Knight heats up in a big way. With Black Mask out of the way for good, the Falcone crime family attempts to fill that void – with no regard for the safety of Gotham City's citizens! And what's going on with the Riddler?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

DETECTIVE COMICS #864

Written by David Hine, co-feature written by Greg Rucka, art by jeremy Haun, co-feature art by Cully Hamner, cover by Cliff Chiang.

The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over DETECTIVE COMICS in "Beneath the Mask" Part 1 of 2! It's Black Mask verses Jeremiah Arkham for control of the asylum. But what of the enigmatic Three Beauties, and how does Batman fit into the mad plan? Everything that was set up and teased in BATTLE FOR THE COWL: ARKHAM ASYLUM and ARKHAM REBORN is at last revealed, but the answers to the mysteries just might drive everyone – including Batman – mad!

Then, in the co-feature, the spotlight is shone on Renee's personal life. But just who knows about her secret identity, and what will they do with that information? That is the question...

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 28.

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #11

Written by Paul Dini, co-feature written by Marc Andreyko, art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, co-feature art by Jeremy Haun, cover by Nguyen.

Batman, Robin and Abuse join forces to combat the frightening strength of Victor Zsasz's army! Can Batman and his allies save Gotham City's kidnapped children? And what happens when Abuse spirals out of control? Meanwhile, in the Manhunter co-feature, the odds are stacked against Kate as she goes up against a new adversary in the courtroom. Her increased frustration with the proceedings gets taken out on every thug in Gotham – but is Manhunter making too many enemies for her own good?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 21.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #11

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

As Gotham City swirls in a maelstrom of evil and villainy, three of the most unlikely candidates – Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn – step forward to bring some light to the situation. But will their efforts enough to stem the tide of madness and mayhem?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #43

Written by Sam Kieth, art and cover by Kieth.

The "Ghosts" storyline comes to a thrilling close! Batman and Callie continue battling their internal ghosts and the external foe who is preying on them. But when they realize they can't even trust the police, what can they do? Can Batman survive another loss?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

RED ROBIN #11

Written by Christopher Yost, art and cover by Marcus To and Ray McCarthy.

"Collision" races to its conclusion as Ra's al Ghul's endgame for Red Robin begins. The Men of Death are on the move in Gotham City, and Red Robin, Batgirl and Prudence set out to stop them from killing everyone Bruce Wayne ever cared about. But before he can take on Ra's, Red Robin has to get past Gotham City's own protectors...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

OUTSIDERS #29

Written by Dan DiDio, art by Don Kramer and Michael Babinski, cover by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion.

When Looker returns, her bloodlust is strong – and so is the vampire-hunter hoping to drive a stake in her heart. Her only hope for survival is The Outsiders, who are still stranded in Markovia and struggling to determine whose side they're really on...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

AZRAEL #7

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Ramon Bachs and John Stanisci, cover by Francesco Mattina.

His sanity starting to crack, Azrael tracks down Hide ‘n' Seek, a pair of kidnappers whose actions bring back some very painful, fractured memories for Michael Lane. Can a psychiatrist assigned by the GCPD help Lane keep it together before Azrael goes berserk?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.



SUPERMAN TITLES

SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2-3

Written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Pete Woods, covers by George Perez and Ryan Sook, variant covers by Marcos Marz.

LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON ships twice in April as the biggest Superman story in years rockets towards its mind-blowing conclusion! In issue #2, things look bleak for the Kryptonians as Brainiac reveals his trump card for destroying the planet, leaving Zod grasping at straws as to how to defend his people. But Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes have made it aboard Brainiac's ship, determined to stop the tyrant at any cost! In #3, the epic conclusion, Superman and Zod must work together if they're to have a chance of stopping Brainiac! But a victory for New Krypton means a devastating loss for the Legion! Over a year's worth of stories builds to the final page of this series, and you don't want to miss it! Over a year's worth of New Krypton stories has been building up to the final page of this series, and once you see it, you'll know there's only one outcome: the WAR OF THE SUPERMEN!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7 and April 28.

ACTION COMICS #888-889

Written by Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann, co-feature written by James Robinson and Rucka, art by Pere Perez, co-feature art by Cafu.

ACTION COMICS ships twice in April! With Nightwing nowhere in sight, ACTION #888 finds Flamebird face-to-face with the rampaging Rao! But can she defeat him by herself? Luckily, it looks like she won't have to! Enter: Wonder Woman and the Justice Society of America! And in the co-feature, Captain Atom discovers that to complete his journey, he must first travel through the lost world of Skartaris!

And in issue #889, with the fate of both New Krypton and Earth weighing on their young shoulders, are Nightwing & Flamebird prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? And in the co-feature, Captain Atom has managed to find a way back to Mirabai's world, intent on confronting the woman who made him a tool of destruction — but what stunning revelation awaits him there?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14 and April 28.

ADVENTURE COMICS #10

Written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, co-feature written by Eric Trautmann, art by Julian Lopez and Clayton Henry, co-feature art by Pier Gallo, cover by Joe Quinones, variant cover by Bernard Chang.

Continued from LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #2! It's Superman, Supergirl and Brainiac 5 against Brainiac as Superboy and Mon-El fight Zod, Ursa and Non! And in the co-feature, the Human Defense Corps manages to sneak aboard Brainiac's ship amid all the chaos – but what exactly are they up to? Continued in SUPERGIRL #52!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

SUPERMAN #699

Written by James Robinson, art by Bernard Chang, cover by Aaron Lopresti.

Superman has defeated Brainiac before, but it cost him the life of his father. Now Brainiac has returned, more powerful than ever, and the entire planet of New Krypton is at stake! Things look bleak for the Man of Steel and his people, but for all Brainiac's knowledge, he still has one lesson to learn: Superman. Never. Gives. Up.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #71

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes.

It's the final showdown! When N-RGX targets Superman and his Fortress of Solitude, Batman is left alone in space to go head-to-head with the most vicious of alien terrorists!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

SUPERGIRL #52

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

Continued from ADVENTURE COMICS #10! Supergirl meets Brainiac 5 of the Legion of Super-Heroes for the first time! But Brainy has not only already met Supergirl, he's already loved and lost her. Confused? Not as confused as Supergirl! Plus, Brainiac unleashes a weapon that spells the end for New Krypton and only Superman and the Legionnaires can stop it!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.



FIRST WAVE TITLES

DOC SAVAGE #1

Written by Paul Malmont, co-feature written by Jason Starr, art by Howard Porter and Art Thibert, co-feature art by Scott Hampton, cover by J.G. Jones, variant cover by John Cassaday.

The Man of Bronze in his own series at last! Doc Savage is the target of a brazen attack on New York City! Tragedy will strike one of Doc's compatriots, and someone may not survive the opening pages of "The Lord of Lightning!" Written by Paul Malmont, national best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)! And don't miss the hard-hitting JUSTICE, INC. co-feature, starring Richard Benson, the Avenger! When criminals abduct one of his own detectives, Benson's icy heart sears with a rage hotter than any he's ever known. "Worst Nightmare" begins here, written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL) with art by Scott Hampton (LUCIFER)!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

THE SPIRIT #1

Written by Mark Schultz, co-feature written by Dennis O'Neil, art by Moritat, co-feature art by Bill Sienkiewicz, cover by Ladronn, cover by Schultz.

The Spirit returns in an all-new ongoing series! Central City destroys everyone who lives within its borders...so it's a good thing The Spirit already died once! International crime syndicate The Golden Tree wants to help Central City's Octopus consolidate control over the underworld and the Spirit is the kind of mess the Golden Tree was created to clean up. They've offered the Octopus the services of one of their finest assassins to take his breath away for good – and the sight of this killer would get anyone's heart pounding! This issue also features the debut of the eight-page THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE co-feature, showcasing the industry's finest talent. And who better to kick things off than DENNIS O'NEIL and BILL SIENKIEWICZ?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 21.

FIRST WAVE #2

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Rag Morales, cover by J.G. Jones, variant cover by Tony Harris.

The Golden Tree bears bitter fruit! The Blackhawks are after The Spirit. Doc Savage is after the Blackhawks. Anton Colossi is after William "Johnny" Littlejohn. And only Rima, the eyes of the jungle, knows what the heroes do not: something glorious and terrible has risen in the darkest corner of Hida`lgo!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 7.



DCU TITLES

BOOSTER GOLD #31

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

Booster Gold's life changes forever when he learns the true fate of his sister, Goldstar. And it's during this personal crisis that a nemesis from the past decides to pay Booster a visit.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #33

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by Cliff Chiang, cover by Jesus Saiz.

Oh yes, it's ladies' night! Batgirl, Wonder Woman and Zatanna enjoy a nice, peaceful evening on the town that absolutely won't be interrupted by any kind of superheroic hijinks whatsoever... and if you believe that, there's a giant bronze globe in Metropolis we'd like to sell you!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

DOOM PATROL #9

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Matthew Clark and Ron Randall, cover by Clark.

The Gentrifiers have arrived on Oolong Island in force, and their mysterious leader seems to have it in for the Doom Patrol in particular. It occurs to our heroes that this sort of thing seems to be happening quite a bit lately...

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 7.

THE GREAT TEN #6

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

Every crook in Hong Kong grew up hearing tales of the Ghost Fox Killer – how her slightest touch is death, how she collects the souls of the damned. Now, the mysterious and seductive Ghost Fox Killer raises her guns – and the ghosts of her victims – against the Chinese God of Death.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

GREEN ARROW #32

Written by J.T. Krul, art by Diogenes Neves, cover by Federico Dallocchio.

Spinning out of CRY FOR JUSTICE, "The Rise and Fall" continues in "The Fall of Green Arrow" continues with Oliver Queen as a fugitive from justice. But what happens when the Justice League of America learn of his crime? The Emerald Archer's relationship with the World's Greatest Heroes will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

HUMAN TARGET #3

Written by Len Wein and Robbie Thompson, art by Bruno Redondo, Sergio Sandoval, Chris Sprouse and Karl Story, cover by Sean Phillips.

Based on the anticipated series from Warner Bros. TV airing on FOX! Christopher Chance is racing against a former mafia kingpin to locate hidden evidence against the major European crime families. Can he pull off a miracle and keep his employer breathing?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

JONAH HEX #54

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover byJordi Bernet.

Jonah Hex has been framed for murder! But with both the citizens and the law of the town convinced of his guilt, how will Hex avoid execution? Luckily he has some friends in town to help him out. Wait, they're the ones who framed him! Ah, well. Sorry, Hex.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL #2

Written by J.T. Krul, art by Geraldo Borges and Marlo Alquiza, cover by Greg Horn, variant cover by Greg Horn.

Spinning out of CRY FOR JUSTICE, "The Rise and Fall" continues here as Roy Harper discovers that getting a prosthetic arm doesn't make him whole again, he's also forced to deal with Green Arrow's shocking revelation from JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL SPECIAL #1. And sparks fly when Roy's old flame Cheshire shows up…to kill him!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 21.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #38

Written by Bill Willingham, art and cover by Jesus Merino and Jesse Delperdang, cover by Merino.

The Nazis have succeeded and taken over America, which is leading to the scheduled executions of the major heroes and villains in the U.S.! But Mr. Terrific may have figured out a way to topple the Fourth Reich using their own Darkness Engine against them...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

JSA ALL-STARS #5

Written by Matthew Sturges, co-feature written by Jen Van Meter, art and cover by Freddie Williams II; co-feature art by Travis Moore and Dan Green.

The Injustice Society may have found the All-Stars' new headquarters, but Cyclone, of all people, has found a way to turn their own allies against them! Meanwhile, Stargirl shares an intimate moment with a teammate, which could be a BIG mistake! And in the co-feature, the search for the mysterious Staff of Life leads to some strange partnerships when their objectives force Liberty Belle and Tigress to pair up in order to find Hourman and Icicle!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 7.

MAGOG 8

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Derenick and Rodney Ramos, cover by Howard Porter and John Dell.

The Shield intervenes in an effort to help Magog against an unearthly menace. But that only serves to amplify Magog's growing personality crisis!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

NEMESIS: THE IMPOSTERS #2

Written by Ivan Brandon, art by Cliff Richards.

Just how dangerous is the world's greatest spy if he's gone insane? We're about to find out as Batman confronts Nemesis over the fate of his mystery prisoner from issue #1. Nothing is what it seems except the violence and the gunshot wounds, so get ready as the mysteries deepen and the fireworks explode.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

POWER GIRL #10

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

Power Girl's life has been torn apart, and the last thing she needs is to find out that one of her closest allies is now one of her deadliest enemies! But, we're sorry to say, that's exactly what Satanna has managed to serve up!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #15

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

Straight from the pages of TITANS, Starfire joins our merry band just in time for super-genius Vril Dox to pick up the pieces from last issue's climactic battle with Starro the Conqueror. First on his agenda: rebuild his interplanetary police squad, L.E.G.I.O.N.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

SECRET SIX #20

Written by Gail Simone, art by Jim Calafiore, cover by Daniel LuVisi.

Catman heads off to the African continent to find the three men who kidnapped his long lost son! He's been pushed to the very limit, so when the rest of the Secret Six come to his aid, don't be surprised if Catman decides to kill off his teammates as well!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

THE SHIELD #8

Written by Eric Trautmann, co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Cliff Richards and Wayne Faucher, co-feature art by Michael Avon Oeming, cover by Sami Basri.

The Shield is torn between the dictates of duty and his overwhelming revulsion towards his newest recruit. Plus, The Fox co-feature continues with art by Michael Avon Oeming (Powers)! The origin of the Kitsune clan is revealed, and Paul Patten must now decide if he should accept this weighty mantle!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

TEEN TITANS #82

Written by Felicia D. Henderson, co-feature written by Sean McKeever, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Judson, co-feature art by Yildiray Cinar and Julio Ferreira.

Now that Superboy is reunited with the Teen Titans, Wonder Girl's discovering what having her boyfriend around all the time means — and it's not all good.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

THE WARLORD #13

Written by Mike Grell, art by Chad Hardin, cover by Grell.

A new dawn in Skartaris? They say the sun never sets at the center of the world, but Travis Morgan has gone over the horizon nonetheless, leaving the helm of the Warlord in very new –very different – hands! Is it the beginning of Shamballah's new golden age? Or is this the day when it all starts to fall apart?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

THE WEB #8

Written by Matthew Sturges, co-feature written by John Rozum, art by Roger Robinson and Hilary Barta, co-feature art by Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

The Web continues hunting for clues about the mysterious Stunner, but the latest complication may be too much for him to overcome. And a new helper sent by Oracle may only increase his troubles! Plus, the Hangman is wanted by the police thanks to his brutal stance on crime – or has he been set up?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 28.

WONDER WOMAN #43

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

The fan-favorite writer/artist team behind SECRET SIX reunite for part two of this (literally!) Earth-shaking story! Who is the leader of the mysterious invasion force attacking our planet, and what connection does she have to Wonder Woman? It's a War of the Worlds, with Diana in the middle!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.



DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS

COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES HC

Written, art and cover by Adam Hughes.

Collecting the best of Eisner Award winner Adam Hughes's spectacular, sexy covers for WONDER WOMAN, CATWOMAN and other DC series. This amazing collection features the best of Hughes' work for DC Comics, along with commentary from the artist, rarely seen preliminary material and much more!

208 pages, $39.99, in stores on June 23.

BATWOMAN: ELEGY DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by J.H. Williams III.

In her first hardcover, collecting tales from Detective Comics #854-860, Batwoman battles a madwoman known only as Alice, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, who sees her life as a fairy tale and everyone around her as expendable! Batwoman must stop Alice from unleashing a toxic death cloud over all of Gotham City — but Alice has more up her sleeve than just poison, and Batwoman's life will never ever be the same.

192 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 30.

GOTHAM CENTRAL BOOK 3: ON THE FREAK BEAT HC

Written by Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker, art by Michael Lark, Jason Alexander and others, cover by Cliff Chiang.

Detective Renee Montoya investigates the disappearance of evidence amid a gang war and travels to Keystone City in an attempt to unveil the truth about a fellow officer's strange mutation in this collection featuring issues #23-31 of the award-winning series. Plus, the dead body of Robin, the Boy Wonder, is found on the streets, forcing the detectives to solve the case while dealing with Batman and The Teen Titans.

224 pages, $29.99, in stores on June 9.

DC'S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES VOL. 2: BATMAN AND ROBIN TP

Written by Bill Finger, art by Sheldon Moldoff and others, cover by Brian Bolland.

A new set of ‘60s and ‘70s "imaginary" tales starring Dick Grayson as the new Batman with Bruce Wayne Jr. as the new Robin! Collects stories from BATMAN #122, 131, 135, 145, 154, 159, 163 and 300, LOIS LANE #89 and WORLD'S FINEST #153.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 26.

DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE TP

Written by Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Gardner Fox and Tony Isabella, art by Ross Andru, Tom Palmer and others, cover by John Buscema.

Originally published in 1972, these adaptations of 1930s pulp adventures include "The Man of Bronze," "Death in Silver," "The Monsters" and "Brand of the Werewolf," and are collected for the first time from the pages of DOC SAVAGE #1-8.

176 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 26.

GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH TP (NEW PRINTING)

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

Collects the six-issue miniseries that restored Hal Jordan as Green Lantern along with the Wizard Magazine preview story and a new cover by Ethan Van Sciver. The road to BLACKEST NIGHT begins here, so don't miss this new printing of the smash-hit relaunch of the decade!

192 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 5.

JONAH HEX: WELCOME TO PARADISE TP

Written by John Albano and Michael Fleischer, art by Tony Dezuniga, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and others, cover by Garcia-Lopez.

These are the classic tales from the ‘70s on which John Hex's legend was built, many of which have never been reprinted in color. Collecting ALL-STAR WESTERN #10, WEIRD WESTERN TALES #14, 17, 22, 26, 29 and 30 and JONAH HEX #2 and 4.

168 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 5.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: SECOND COMING TP

Written by Dwayne McDuffie, art by Ed Benes, Ian Churchill and others, cover by Ed Benes.

Collected from 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.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 5.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE HC

Written by James Robinson, art and cover by Mauro Cascioli.

A new team of heroes – Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman – unite to take a proactive approach to fighting crime! Following the deaths of JLA heroes Batman and Martian Manhunter, this new team stands determined to stop evil from ever striking so drastically again. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on the heroes, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek?

232 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 2.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: BAD SEED TP

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

Writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges team up with artist Jesus Merino on a new era for the JSA. The team battles a monstrous army of villains who've declared war on them to collect a mysterious bounty in this collection of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #29-33.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 19.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: ENEMY MANIFEST TP

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! Collects Legion of Super-Heros #45-50.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 19.

OUTSIDERS: THE HUNT TP

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Fernando Pasarin and Jay Leisten, cover by Andrew Robinson.

With Arkham Asylum's inmates running free, The Outsiders are charged with recapturing them by whatever means necessary. In this title collecting issues #23-27, Batman and Alfred split up the team in order to track down Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and Clayface before the rogues kill again!

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on May 12.

THE QUESTION VOL. 6: PEACEMAKER TP

Written by Dennis O'Neil, art by Denys Cowan, Malcolm Jones III and others, cover by Cowan.

The neighborhood of Hell's Acres has been scheduled for demolition in this new title collecting The Question #31-36. One of The Question's companions has been kidnapped and brought there, but even if he can rescue her, can he stop a crooked judge out to silence him forever?

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 12.

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 1 HC

Written by Grant Morrison, art by J.H. Williams III, Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving, Simone Bianchi, Ryan Sook and Mick Gray, cover by Sook.

Collecting Grant Morrison's magnum opus for the first time in hardcover, featuring SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #0, THE GUARDIAN #1-4, KLARION #1-3, ZATANNA #1-3 and THE SHINING KNIGHT #1-3. Independently, each of these heroes is featured in a story arc that redefines their purpose in the DC Universe. But their stories also interweave with the other soldiers' tales, and tell a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. These reluctant champions must arise and work together to save the world without ever meeting one another.

400 pages, $39.99, in stores on June 16.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 4 HC

Written by James Robinson and Greg Rucka, art by Pete Woods and others, cover by Bryan Talbot.

The Man of Steel has moved to a new planet populated by Kryptonians in this collection of SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #6-12. Leaving Earth behind, Superman makes sacrifices to appease his people while averting a conflict with the other races — but an attempt on the life of a high-ranking Kryptonian changes the course of Superman's mission.

192 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 2.

SUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC

Written by Jerry Siegel, Don Cameron, Bill Finger and others, art by Ira Yarbrough, Ed Dobrotka, Sam Citron and George Roussos, cover by Wayne Boring.

In this new collection of Superman #30-35, The Man of Tomorrow meets the mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk for the first time and battles Lex Luthor, The Toyman, The Silver Foxx and more!

256 pages, $59.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 1 TP

Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gate, art by Pete Woods, Gary Frank and others, cover by Frank.

The story that kicked off WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON is now in trade paperback featuring 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, $17.99, in stores on May 26.

SUPERGIRL: FRIENDS AND FUGITIVES TP

Written by Sterling Gates and Greg Rucka, art by Jamal Igle and others, cover by Joshua Middleton.

Supergirl and Flamebird must work together to track down their father's assassin – Reactron! But these childhood friends find themselves at each other's throats in these stories from SUPERGIRL #43 and 45-47, ACTION COMICS #881-882 and SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1.

168 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 19.

TITANS VOL. 3: FRACTURED TP

Written by Eric Wallace, Chris Yost and others, art by Angel Unzueta, Michael Shoyket and Unzueta.

Following Jericho's betrayal, The Titans struggle to rebuild the team in stories from issues #14 and 16-22, while dealing with the problems of growing up and apart. Each issue of this story arc spotlights an individual hero and how his or her choices impact the team's future.

192 pages, $17.99, in stores on May 26.

THE VIKING PRINCE BY JOE KUBERT HC

Written by Robert Kanigher and Bob Haney, art by and cover by Joe Kubert.

In fifth century Iceland, an amnesiac Viking warrior faces peril from the ruler of a neighboring village, as well as giants, sea monsters, witches and more. Collecting classic adventure tales from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1-5, 7-20, and OUR ARMY AT WAR #162 and 163.

296 pages, $39.99, in stores on June 30.

WONDER WOMAN: WARKILLER TP

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

Wonder Woman and Black Canary go undercover among some of the worst villains of the DC Universe in this title collecting WONDER WOMAN #34-39! Plus, Diana must fight for her life against the man destined by the gods to take her place: Achilles, the Warkiller.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 12.



WILDSTORM TITLES


ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA BOOK 2 HC

Written by Alan Moore, art by J.H. Williams III and Mick Gray, cover by Williams.

The second slipcased, oversized collection of Alan Moore's occult masterpiece is here, collecting PROMETHEA #13-24. The story begins as Promethea and Sophie embark on a quest to find a different sort of magic, leaving Sophie's friend Stacia behind as a new, temporary Promethea! And this untried hero has her hands full as the forces of Hell take control of New York's mayor. As a bonus, this volume includes an extensive gallery of sketches, developmental art and more.

328 pages, $99.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #1

Written by Brian Wood, art by Rebekah isaacs, cover by Fiona Staples, variant cover by Jim Lee.

The fan-favorite series DV8 returns with the eight-part "Gods & Monsters" arc written by critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) with art by up-and-comer Rebekah Isaacs (Drafted). In their short history, the mismatched band of superpowered losers, freaks and masochists of DV8 have seen a lot and done even more, but it's nothing compared to this. As Gem Antonelli (a.k.a. Copycat) is debriefed in a holding cell, the story of how eight troubled teenagers were briefly gods to a prehistorical world unfolds against the backdrop of a cataclysmic disaster. "The Day I Tried To Live" is part one in this amazing and tragic story unlike anything set in the WildStorm Universe before.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 4 #4

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

This grand finale is the extra-length climax to the biggest Astro City epic ever! The Silver Agent! The Pale Horseman! Lord Sovereign! Honor Guard! Charles and Royal's quest for vengeance reaches its shattering conclusion, changing their lives – and Astro City's destiny – forever! With two Alex Ross covers and an extra eight story pages, this is the big one!

48 pages $4.99, in stores on April 28.

THE AUTHORITY #21

Written by Marc Bernadin and Adam Freeman, art by Al Barrionuevo, cover by Walter Simonson.

Concern grows over the young boy known as River and the identity of his enigmatic benefactor is uncovered. Meanwhile, Grifter and Deathblow make a startling and deadly discovery while searching among the refugees – a trail of dead bodies reveals the presence of extremely unwelcome passengers aboard The Carrier.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #8

Written by Keith Giffen, Grant Morrison and J.M. DeMatteis, art by David Williams, cover by Gene Ha.

The Authority travel to a reality where the Authority are...hucksters? Are even they prepared to go up against a Midnighter who's a used car salesman?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

DANTE'S INFERNO #5

Written by Christos Gage, art and cover by Diego Latorre.

Dante battles his deadliest foe yet – Beatrice, the woman he loves, transformed into the Queen of Hell! He descended into the Inferno to save her, but now he'll have to choose between killing her or dying by her hand!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

EX MACHINA VOL. 9: RING OUT THE OLD TP

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

IIn this volume collecting EX MACHINA #40-44 and SPECIAL #4, Mayor Hundred descends into the NYC sewers to learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the heroic Great Machine. Meanwhile, a powerful new foe reveals a terrifying plan that's been in the works since the first issue!

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 12.

GARRISON #1

Written by Jeff Mariotte, art and cover by Franco Francavilla.

Garrison may very well be the world's most dangerous man. In a near future where everyone's under surveillance, though, nobody knows anything about him – and federal agent Jillian Bracewell's investigation into his identity could get her killed.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

FREE REALMS #8

Written by J.S. Lewis, art and cover by Jon Sommariva and Allen Martinez.

A crypt guardian has been unleashed in Blackspore Swamp and threatens to end the Royal Scavenger Hunt for Dane and Maya before it begins. But even if they manage to make it out alive, a horde of vicious swamp cray await to rip them apart once they leave the crypt!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 14.

FREE REALMS BOOK 1 TP

Written by J.S. Lewis, art by Jon Buran, Oliver Nome and Allen Martinez, cover by Jon Buran.

Collecting the first six issues of the miniseries based on the hit virtual world from Sony, Free Realms begins when a young girl is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It's up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save her!

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 5.

GEN13 #35

Written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Torian, cover by Pete Woods.

The remains of Gen 13 wander a post-apocalyptic America struggling not only to stay together as a team, but to simply survive. Unfortunately, an army of robotic zealots intent on wiping the remains of humanity off the face of the Earth has other ideas. Plus, who is The Pathcutter?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

SPARTA: USA #2

Written by David Lapham, art and cover by Johnny Timmons.

Success on the gridiron made quarterback Godfrey McClaine a household name in the town of Sparta. His feats were the stuff of legend. But that was years ago and Sparta has a new hotshot quarterback named Johnny Franks. Coupled with the aid of the freakish town caretaker called the Maestro, Franks plans on making Godfrey's homecoming a brutal one!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES TP

Written by Tommy Yune, Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip, art by Omar Dogan, cover by Yune.

Collecting the 5-issue miniseries from 2005, this new collection explores the mysterious circumstances behind the disappearance of Admiral Rick Hunter!

128 pages, $17.99, in stores May 26.

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING'S END #4

Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, art by Diego Olmos.

The Winchester's continued stay in the Big Apple and their search for the mysterious John Dee has begun to wear on the rural family. Collectively, they decide to take a day off. But each is followed by a mysterious stranger bearing a unique "offer." Could there be a divine purpose behind it?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #6

Written by Ian Edginton, art by Davide Fabrie, cover by Simon Coleby.

Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty – the rematch! The world's greatest detective and his archenemy do battle once more in the heart of zombie-plagued London! Holmes's greatest case comes to a fiery conclusion in this critically acclaimed series!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK THREE HC

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

The third collection based on the world's most popular massively multiplayer online game finds King Varian and his companions attempting to heal the rift between Horde and Alliance by seeking out help from ogre leader Thrall. Collecting issues #15-21.

176 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 16.

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #5

Written by Ian Edginton, art by Davide Fabbri, cover by Simon Coleby.

The zombie assault has London in shambles and the government panicked! Attempts at containment are failing, and they turn to Holmes and Watson for a last-ditch attempt at stopping the madness. Can they solve the riddle of the undead before a final decision on total annihilation is reached?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

WILDCATS #22

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Tim Seeley and Ryan Winn, cover by Walter Simonson.

In the wake of the war with the Red Blade, it's time for our remaining heroes to develop a concrete plan for making post-Armageddon Earth a safe, livable place for its survivors. But not everyone's on board with the plan and the next major conflicts the Wildcats face just might come from within!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER TP

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

Collecting the 4-issue miniseries, this epic begins as the Lich King's plague of death ravages the kingdom of Lordaeron. Hidden away, a mighty blade is forged from a dark orb č a blade that will become legend.

136 pages, $14.99, in stores on April 28.



VERTIGO TITLES

NEIL YOUNG'S GREENDALE HC

Written by Joshua Dysart, art and cover by Cliff Chiang.

Legendary singer-songwriter, musician and activist Neil Young brings one of his most personal albums, Greendale, to comics. Overseeing the work of acclaimed writer Joshua Dysart and fan-favorite artist Cliff Chiang, they compose a graphic novel that explores a whole new dimension to the album that Rolling Stone voted as one of the best of its year. In the Fall of 2003, as the nation gallops into war, a politically active teenage girl named Sun lives, loves and dreams in a small California town named Greendale.

Sun's always been different. There's been talk that the women in her family have all had a preternatural communion with nature. And when a Stranger comes to town – a character whose presence causes Greendale to, well, go to hell – she'll find herself on a journey both mystical and mythical. To face the Stranger, she'll unearth the secrets of her family in a political coming-of-age story infused with its own special magic.

256 pages, black and white, $29.99, in stores on April 14.

AIR #20

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

The lost plane of legendary author-aviator Antoine De Saint Exupery has been found...in the Puget Sound of Washington, halfway across the world from where he disappeared. On the second leg of her pilot's test, Blythe and her crew must marshal all their skills to find out why. 

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

AIR VOL. 3: PURELAND TP

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

Blythe makes a dangerous journey to the Northwest Frontier province of Pakistan, where she's drawn into a holy war with a bizarre twist in this new volume collecting issues #11-17 of this acclaimed series.

32 pages, $12.99, in stores on May 26.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2

Written by Scott Snyder and Stephen King, art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque, variant cover by Bernie Wrightson.

It's been nearly 20 years since notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet was buried on boot hill. But when a group of grave-robbing collectors of Western memorabilia uncover his final resting place, they find much, much more than they bargained for. And: Pearl Jones was attacked and left for dead by a cabal of powerful Hollywood vampires. Now, a mysterious stranger comes calling and Pearl gets a second chance at life - and at revenge.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on April 21.

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #5

Written by Chris Roberson, art by Shawn McManus, cover by Chrissie Zullo.

Cindy's quest to stem the tide of black-market magics leads her straight to the source. Now the fates of worlds hang in the balance. With her only ally in chains and only the humblest of all her assets at her disposal, does she have the slightest hope for survival?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

CODENAME KNOCKOUT VOL. 1: THE DEVIL YOU SAY TP

Written by Robert Rodi, art by Amanda Conner, Yanick Paquette and others, cover by Joe Chiodo.

Issues #0-6 of the 2001 series are collected at last! Meet Angela St. Grace, agent of the clandestine agency known as G.O.O.D. With her loyal assistant Go Go Fiasco, she battles the forces of E.V.I.L. The catch: G.O.O.D. is run by Angela's mother.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 19.

DEMO VOL. 2 #3

Written by Brian Wood, art and cover by Becky Cloonan.

Evoking the very best of the classic Demo stories, "Volume One Love Story" features Marlo, a happy young woman with an extreme case of OCD who plots her daily travels through Los Angeles with the help of an intricate system of post-it note instructions.  But one day her system is hacked and new notes appear, threatening to derail her completely.  

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

DMZ #52

Written by Brian Wood, art by Riccardo Burchielli, cover by JP Leon.

Self-exile is forcing Matty to take a good, hard look at himself and his conduct since he entered the DMZ, and he's not liking too much of what he's seeing. His discovery from the last issue, though, presents him with an opportunity that he's tempted to take, but the price is high, very high. What's the going rate on redemption, anyway?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

DAYTRIPPER #5

Written and art by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba, cover by Ba.

At 11 years old, Bras's world was only as big as his house. But that changed when his family headed to his grandparents' countryside ranch. And there – at a place where the sun was stronger and the stars shone brighter – Brás would suddenly see everything under a new light!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

FABLES #95

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, cover by Joao Ruas.

"Rose Red" part 2 of 5! As trouble brews outside her bedroom window at the Farm, Rose reluctantly pulls herself out of the depression pit and into the heart of war.  It's the former Adversary vs. the newfound Nightmare and the future looks very very dim for the misplaced denizens of Fabletown.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

GREEK STREET #10

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

Dedalus is getting closer to solving the mystery behind the murders and figures out the bloody connection between all the players on Greek Street. Meanwhile, the monster returns and Lord Menon's days seem numbered.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

HELLBLAZER #266

Written by Peter Milligan, art and cover by Simon Bisley.

The politics of slam dancing reach a fever pitch and Constantine is dressed to kill.  But looks can be deceiving – especially for a pathetic gang of aging skinheads, their fresh-faced new recruits and John's hot new alchemist/accomplice, Epiphany.  

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #24

Written by Matthew Sturges, art by Luca Rossi and John Bolton, cover by Esao Andrews.

In the conclusion of "Management," someone's been murdered. Very murdered. And the goblins of the goblin market require a death for a death. But who's the murderer? And what if the murderer is someone we all like? The terms of Fig's deal with the Conception are beginning to take their toll, but it may be that the Conception's enemies are even more dangerous than the Conception themselves! Featuring "Romantic Comedy, With Corpses," a tale of true love and bloodshed, illustrated by John Bolton

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

JACK OF FABLES #45

Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, art by Tony Akins and Andrew Pepoy, cover by Brian Bolland.

Jack Frost has finally come face-to-face with the Empyrean, but it's clear that someone somewhere along the way has been lying about what this is all about. In fact, it's beginning to seem as if everyone everywhere along the way has been lying…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

JOE THE BARBARIAN #4

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Sean Murphy.

Who are the mysterious Sorcerors of Inventoria, and why have they taken a vow of cowardice? The mysteries of the Iron Kingdom and its relationship to Joe's real world are revealed at last, and a new companion joins the doomed fellowship for a voyage into Ultimate Darkness.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

MADAME XANADU #22

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

As Madame Xanadu seeks aid from Mr. Jones to locate her sister's hiding place, Morgana seeks out three artifacts from her past that will complete her rise to power. Will these two strong-willed siblings finally cross paths and battle to the end?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

NORTHLANDERS #27

Written by Brian Wood, art by Leandro Fernandez, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

In the penultimate issue of "The Plague Widow," scores are settled and bodies start dropping. During the darkest hours of the long winter, Hilda makes a shocking concession for Karin's benefit. And after so many issues of staring each other down, Boris and Gunborg go toe-to-toe.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 3 HC

Written by Alan Moore, art by Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Rick Veitch and others, cover by Bissette and Totleben.

Collecting issues #35-42 of Alan Moore's award-winning Swamp Things, this volume brims with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf with an unusual curse, and the debut of John Constantine!

208 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 23.

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 7: SPIDER'S THRASH TP (NEW PRINTING)

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos, cover by Tim Bradstreet.

After losing his job, bank account and home, Spider Jerusalem has gone underground, the better to implement his plan. Collects transmetropolitan #37-42.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on May 5.

SCALPED #37

Written by Jason Aaron, art by Davide Furno, cover by Jock.

Concluding a two-part story focusing on Shunka, Red Crow's mysterious right hand man! Red Crow sent Shunka to sort out a feud with a rival Native American casino, but now he's become embroiled in a murder mystery. He knows he should walk away, but something inside won't let him, which means things are about to get bloody.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 21.

SCALPED VOL. 6: THE GNAWING TP

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

In this new collection featuring issues #30-34 of the monthly series, Red Crow commits a murder in front of witnesses and the FBI thinks they can finally put him away. Meanwhile, Dash's loyalty is tested as his addiction to heroin intensifies.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 19.

SWEET TOOTH #8

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

He's got the might of the military behind him and a camp full of human-hybrid guinea pigs, so why is the ominous Dr. Singh most excited in getting his hands on Gus? What does he hope to discover? And why is Singh asking him so many questions about his father?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 7.

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 1: OUT OF THE WOODS TP

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

The first five issues of Jeff Lemire's acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he's left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find The Preserve, a refuge for hybrids.

128 pages, $9.99, in stores on May 12.

THE NOBODY TP

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

Jeff Lemire's original graphic novel is now available in trade paperback! The tiny, isolated fishing village of Large Mouth never saw much excitement — that is, until the arrival of the stranger wrapped from head to toe in bandages and wearing weird goggles.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on May 12.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #19

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

A new storyline! Moses has a list. Throughout his murder investigation of the IDP camp's doctor, he's been deciding just who will live and who will die. Now, caught in an arms deal near the Sudan border, it's time to start checking names. But this is one battle that's not as simple as it seems.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 28.

THE UNWRITTEN #12

Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon, cover by Yuko Shimizu.

A stand-alone story! Come visit Willowbank Wood, the home of cuddly, friendly little creatures like Dogling, Nedward, Tig the Hedgehog – and a psychotic assassin with a grudge and a plan.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on April 14.

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JOHNNY DC TITLES

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #16

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

It's our egg-splosive Easter egg-stravaganza! When the evil Egghead teams up with the eerie Egg-Fu, it's up to Batman and Wonder Woman to put a stop to their eggs-tracurricular plans before the world is egg-stinct! And that's no yolk!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 28.

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #15

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

Three words: BLACK! ADAM! JUNIOR! Two more words: FREDDY! FREEMAN?!? That can't be right, can it? Billy and Mary are in real trouble now… From the Eisner-winning writers of TINY TITANS and the artist of BLUE BEETLE!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 28.

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! TP

Written by Mike Kunkel, Art Baltazar and Franco, art by Kunkel, Stephen DeStephano and others, cover by Kunkel.

The magic word "Shazam" transforms Billy Batson into Captain Marvel -- but now there's a new kid at school: 14-year-old Theo Adam, who has his own alter ego as Black Adam! Collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed, all-ages series.

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

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #48

Written by Amy Wolfram and Jake Black, art by Ethen Beavers and Min S. Ku, cover by Beavers.

It's a brand new era in Ben 10-ness! Witness the beginning of Ultimate Alien! New aliens! New villains! And new adventures! It all starts here!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 7.

LOONEY TUNES #185

Written by Bill Matheny, art by David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Scott Gross.

Daffy Duck has purchased all the cheese in Mexico! Now it's up to Speedy to get some in order to feed his hungry mouse brethren. It's a battle for the fromage, with the lives of the Mexican mice population hanging in the balance!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 7.

SCOOBY-DOO #155

Written by Paul Kupperberg, art by Fabio Laguna, cover by Vincent Deporter.

The gang hits Coney Island! They quickly discover the true evil behind the Tunnel of Horror! AstroLand will never be the same.

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 14.

SUPER FRIENDS #26

Written by Sholly Fisch, with art by Stewart McKenney and Dan Davis, cover by J. Bone.

Meet Hocus and Pocus, two completely inept street magicians. But when the Super Friends crash through their act, suddenly, the sky's the limit!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 7.

TINY TITANS #27

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

Think of the worst kid you've ever had to babysit. Got it? Now think again, because it doesn't get much worse than Kid Devil! When Raven has to watch Kid Devil for the weekend, Trigon insists on treating him like a cute little baby – let's hope Trigon learns his lesson fast!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on April 21.

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CMX TITLES

MEGATOKYO VOL.6

Written and illustrated by Fred Gallagher.

American "otaku" Piro and Largo are now more or less settled into their lives in Tokyo, where the lines between fantasy and reality sometimes blur. The city boils and churns under the threat of impending d00m, led by an invasion of Zombie hordes. Fanboys gather to protest the rumored cancellation of a long-awaited game featuring Kimiko, their new favorite Idol. Piro races to save Kimiko from both the fanboys and a mysterious benefactor whom he does not trust. Largo enlists the aid a novice magical girl who is still trying to understand herself, her powers, and what exactly she should wear. MEGATOKYO volume 6 collects chapters nine and ten of the online series, including both UnMod and Full Megatokyo Panic short stories, as well as additional artwork and one-shot comics.

240 pages, black and white, $10.99, in stores on May 26.

POLYPHONICA: CARDINAL CRIMSON VOL. 1

Original story by Ichiro Sakaki and ocelot. Illustrated by Tomo Hirokawa.

In a place called Polyphonica, humans and spirits live side by side. Young musicians create magical sounds with their music, which bind the spirits to them. A struggling student named Phoron accidentally summons a spirit he met in childhood but later forgot about. Phoron could use all the help he can get, but this feisty spirit may prove to be more than he can handle!

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

STOLEN HEARTS VOL.2

Written and illustrated by Miku Sakamoto.

Koguma and Shinobu both have to work on Christmas, but they have special New Years plans to look forward to. However, all of the romance and fun might come to a startling halt, when Koguma's older brother Miki takes an interest in Shinobu. Even though Shinobu's heart belongs to Koguma, she keeps getting caught in compromising situations. Is all of this going to drive Koguma away?

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

MUSASHI #9 VOL.17

Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi.

A reckless otaku who tries to imitate his movie idols gets in over his head when he attempts to save a young princess from some would-be kidnappers. Fortunately for him, Nine's there to step in and save the day. Later, the Ultimate Blue team infiltrates a terrorist plot to assassinate the American President. But when a young boy gets involved, Nine must save him from his own heroic impulses.

200 pages, black and white, $9.99, in stores on May 5.

TERU TERU X SHONEN VOL.7

Written and illustrated by Shigeru Takao.

What mystery is contained in a tattoo on Shinobu's back? Shinobu tells Saizo that her father revealed something to her on his deathbed that changed everything she knew about her family...and herself! Then, while vacationing at Shogo's family home, the young couple discover things about Shinobu's teacher's past. What was his previously unknown connection to Shinobu's mother?

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

ORFINA VOL.8

Written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji.

Orfina arrives at a castle to rendezvous with King Yoguf, only to find that it's been burned to the ground! Lord Stean's robotic dragon has caused this carnage and it's got the technology to track down Orfina. Later, Orfina comes to the aid of a group of assassins who have been ambushed by Granzian soldiers. But two mysterious cyborg soldiers strike, leaving Orfina suddenly overmatched!

282 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on May 26.

VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL.4

Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata.

Akira asks Takami out on their first, formal date. Having been friends for so long, this may prove to be awkward. When Takami does poorly on her exams, her big brother concludes that Akira may be a bad influence. Then a member of Akira's family may also be out to throw a wedge between the couple. His aunt insists that he must move to France with her to receive proper training as a pianist!

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






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