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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010

DC COMICS FOR MAY

BRIGHTEST DAY TITLES

BRIGHTEST DAY #1-2

Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, art by Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Adrian Syaf, Scott Clark and Joe Pardo, covers by David Finch, Reis and Oclair Albert.

Brightest Day continues, but in ways you can't possibly expect! What does Brightest Day mean to the DC Universe? Is everything from here on out going to be bright afnd shiny? No, Brightest Day means something else entirely, something DC can't tell you...yet. But DC can tell you heroes will need to rise up more than ever to combat the forces of evil, and a select few will uncover a secret that binds them all. It all begins in the specially priced issue #1!

Brightest Day #1, 40 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5; Brightest Day #2, 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

GREEN LANTERN #54

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

Brightest Day shines its light on the "New Guardians" who have been forced to make Earth their new home! Why? You'll have to read it to believe it. While Hal is forced to deal with Larfleeze and his newfound appreciation for Earth culture, Sinestro uncovers the mystery behind Parallax's disappearance.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #48

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Adrian Syaf, cover by Rodolfo Migliari.

Brightest Day shines its light on a new "Emerald Dawn"! In the wake of Blackest Night, the Green Lantern Corps Honor Guard has expanded to include John Stewart and former Guardian Ganthet. Can the new immortal Green Lantern and the legendary Marine help Kyle Rayner suppress the growing threat within their ranks?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #1-2

Written by Keith Giffen and Judd Winick, #1 art by Aaron Lopresti, covers by Tony Harris and Kevin Maguire.

Spinning out of Brightest Day, DC's new biweekly event begins here! Someone is targeting the old members of the defunct Justice League International. Now, surviving members Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire and Ice have to figure out what unseen mastermind is threatening to destroy the entire Super Hero community! There are no gray areas here -- it's black and white and red with blood all over for this lost generation of Super Heroes!

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12; 32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

BIRDS OF PREY #1

Written by Gail Simone, art by Ed Benes, covers by Benes and Cliff Chiang.

Soaring out of Brightest Day, the Birds are back in town! Simone and Benes reunite to reinvent the book where they made their explosive debut as a team. Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk all return to Gotham City where they belong -- and they've brought a couple of new friends (or are they foes?) along with them! Guest-starring a major Bat-villain and the first appearance of the most dangerous, most twisted new Birds villain ever!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

THE FLASH #2

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Francis Manapul, covers by Manapul and Ryan Sook.

Brightest Day shines its light on the continuing saga of Barry Allen -- The Fastest Man Alive! The Flash continues his investigation into the "Dastardly Death of the Rogues" as the case takes a dramatic turn and Barry corners a suspect...and can't believe who it is!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #45

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

A Brightest Day tie-in! Supergirl rejoins the JLA as incredible, ancient forces of chaos are unleashed. What could posses her and Power Girl to battle to the death? And what horrors await the rest of the Justice League and Justice Society in this prologue to "The Ghosts of Earth and Space"?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 19.

TITANS: VILLAINS FOR HIRE SPECIAL #1

Written by Eric Wallace, art and covers by Fabrizio Fiorentino.

It's a new team and direction for the Titans! Deathstroke and his mercenary team including Cheshire, Tattooed Man and other surprise members burst out of Brightest Day #0! Get in on the ground floor here as the team is hired to assassinate The Atom! And for this team, failure is not an option!

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 12.



BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1-2

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Chris Sprouse and Frazer Irving, covers by Andy Kubert, variant covers by Sprouse and Irving.

Morrison tackles his most ambitious project to date with The Return of Bruce Wayne, a special six-part series that chronicles the return of the original man behind Batman's cape and cowl! Each issue spans a different era of time and features the dynamic artwork of one of today's artistic juggernauts, starting with Chris Sprouse on the extra-sized issue #1 and Frazer Irving on the 40-page issue #2!

48 pages and 40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 12 and May 26.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #12

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

All is revealed in this final installment of "Batman vs. Robin" -- the identity of the Domino Killer, the terrifying secret of the dominoes, and the shocking truth behind El Penitente! All of this, plus the surprising return of a fanfavorite character!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

BATMAN #699

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

Only one month until Batman #700! As the anniversary issue nears, Dick Grayson's life as the Dark Knight inches dangerously closer to the edge! With the Falcone crime family and The Riddler creating havoc in Gotham City, Batman is completely occupied with no idea what shocking surprise awaits him in the near future!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

DETECTIVE COMICS #865

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

Batman spends the night in the bowels of Arkham Asylum attempting to uncover its mysteries. Plus, the horrifying fate of Black Mask is at last revealed! In the co-feature, The Question discovers the shocking true identity of the man responsible for the human trafficking and gunrunning.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 26.

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #12

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 deals with the aftermath of Zsasz's crime wave when a new threat walks upon Gotham City's stage! And in the co-feature, an enemy Kate made in both the courtroom and on the streets of Gotham has decided to make his fight a little more personal...

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 19.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #12

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

Poison Ivy's new job as a research technician may have her working undercover, but that doesn't mean a new threat to Gotham City will stay secret! Dr. Pamela Isley is spotlighted in this special issue.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

AZRAEL #8

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

Azrael follows a deadly series of attacks on Order of Purity members to Europe where he confronts members of a cult who escaped Gotham City in the 2009 Bat-family Annuals. To learn secrets behind his cursed uniform, will Azrael be forced to act as the host for the resurrected Eighth Deadly Sin of Man?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

BATGIRL #10

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

In "The Flood" part 2 of 4, the Calculator plans to exact his revenge on Oracle by first unleashing a nanovirus upon the citizens of Gotham City that will turn them into mindless techno-zombies! The next step in his plan? Killing everyone close to her -- including Batgirl!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

OUTSIDERS #30

Written by Dan DiDio, art by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

Due to their alliance with New Krypton, the Outsiders are "enemies of the world," and with Alfred unable to help, Black Lightning and team must turn to an unlikely source for aid in returning back into the United States. But the dangers there may be greater than the ones they face now.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

RED ROBIN #12

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

Every single moment of the last year has led to this fight between Red Robin and Ra's al Ghul. Who has Ra's been talking to all this time in the shadows? Why was Lucius Fox so desperate to find Tim Drake? And why was Tim so certain that Bruce Wayne is alive in issue #1? All questions are answered.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #44

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

"Batman vs. the Undead" begins here! When Doctor Herbert Combs escapes from Arkham Asylum, he travels to New Orleans in an attempt to once again raise the dead. The only ones who can stop him are Dimeter -- a vampire with a score to settle -- and The Dark Knight. Can Batman join this creature of the night in order to stop Combs' mad plan?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.



SUPERMAN TITLES

ADVENTURE COMICS #11

Written by James Robinson, co-feature written by Sterling Gates, art by Bernard Chang, co-feature art by Travis Moore, cover by Mark Buckingham, variant cover by Joe Quinones.

Mon-El's final task affects the future of the entire universe! Plus, Brainiac 5 and R.E.B.E.L.S. leader Brainiac 2 confront their evil ancestor -- the original Brainiac!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 12.

SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN #6

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

The reimagining of Superman's early days concludes as he faces his toughest foe yet -- his childhood friend Lex Luthor! The victor will be Metropolis's hero. If you think you know how this plays out, then you underestimate how much Luthor wants that title...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #72

Written by Paul Levitz, art by Jerry Ordway, cover by Fabrizio Fiorentino.

Levitz begins a new story here with "Worship," a tale that will have repercussions for a millennium. While The Man of Steel's godlike presence on another world is perverted by Lex Luthor, zealous Superman followers look to make human sacrifices in his name back on Earth. Can Batman save the first victim before it's too late?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #1

Written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan, covers by Eddy Barrow and Lopresti.

The Battle for New Krypton! This is it! The storyline the SUPERMAN books have been building to since 2008 has arrived! Superman has never faced such a difficult challenge -- how can he stop the two worlds he loves from destroying each other? General Zod has been waiting for another shot at Earth for years, and with 100,000 supermen on his side, it looks like it's his war to win! But on Earth, General Lane has an ace up his sleeve that will level the playing field quite nicely!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #2

Written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Ryan, covers by Eddy Barrow and Lopresti.

The Battle for Mars! With Superman having left the Kryptonian military to try to stop the war, General Zod needs a new Commander El -- enter Supergirl! As Zod's army gets closer to Earth, the battlefield shifts to Mars where Superman must confront his cousin! Neither wants to fight, but both will do what they must for the sake of what they think is right! Meanwhile, Superboy knows what he must do to stop this war -- even if it means becoming hated by both planets!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #3

Written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Eduardo Pansica, covers by Eddy Barrow and Aaron Lopresti.

The Battle for Earth! All of Earth's heroes must make one last stand against the Kryptonians while Superboy and Steel try exposing the evils of General Lane! But will they be branded traitors?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

SUPERMAN: WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #4

Written by James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Eddy Barrow, covers by Eddy and Aaron Lopresti.

The Battle for Survival! Supergirl vs. Ursa! Superboy vs. Non! And Superman vs. Zod! The fate of two worlds will be decided here! In the end, can Superman save either?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.



FIRST WAVE TITLES

DOC SAVAGE #2

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 Lord of Lightning" continues as Doc Savage and his compatriots dig themselves out from last month's brutal attack on their homes -- but in accepting help from Doc's phenomenal sister, Pat Savage, have they made her a target as well? Written by Paul Malmont, New York Times best-selling author of The Chinatown Death-Cloud Peril, with art by Howard Porter (JLA)! And in the JUSTICE, INC. co-feature written by crime novelist Jason Starr (THE CHILL), Richard Benson and his team of detectives come face-to-face with the dark secrets of their kidnapped friend -- and the grief of his family!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 12.

THE SPIRIT #2

Written by Mark Schultz, co-feature written by Harlon Ellison, art by Moritat, co-feature art by Kyle Baker, cover by Ladronn.

In this second gripping issue, Angel Smerti is a lady who gets what she wants -- and she wants The Spirit dead! The Spirit's first encounter with the Golden Tree crime organization will show him that the threat extends far beyond Central City! And in the co-feature, THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE, modern fiction master Harlan Ellison teams with the brilliant Kyle Baker (WEDNESDAY COMICS) to bring an adventure right to the Spirit's backyard -- Wildwood Cemetery!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 19.

FIRST WAVE #3

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Rag Morales, cover by J.G. Jones, variant cover by Lee Bermejo.

Doc Savage and The Spirit have joined forces at last -- but can they beat the secrets behind the death of Doc's father out of the Blackhawks? The Batman just might be two steps ahead of them all! And in the jungles of South America, it's getting harder and harder for Rima to keep William Littlejohn alive as the forces of the Golden Tree close in...

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 5.



DCU TITLES

BOOSTER GOLD #32

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Chris Batista, cover by Kevin Maguire.

Just when things couldn't get any worse for our golden hero, fan-favorite JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis take over the ongoing writing chores of BOOSTER GOLD starting here! When someone from Booster's past resurfaces, Booster's life is turned upside down and inside out, and only a trip through the timestream can possibly set things straight.

40 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Jesus Saiz.

Don't miss this first chapter of a most unexpected two-parter! This wouldn't be the first instance where the Legion of Super-Heroes have gone back in time looking to add to their ranks. But the sheer craziness the Doom Patrol will bring into their lives just might make that it the last time... and the Legion's mission will lead to some rather unexpected consequences next issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

DOOM PATROL #10

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

What looks like a life-size statue washes up on the shore of Oolong Island and all hell breaks loose -- the Porcelain Assassin has arrived! The Doom Patrol focus all their efforts on fending her off, but the fight isn't nearly as brutal as the revelation of who sent her!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 5.

THE GREAT TEN #7

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

Everyone's Kung fu fighting as we shine the spotlight on the Seven Deadly Brothers -- one martial artist who can split into seven different people, each of whom is a master of an ancient martial arts technique. But how will one martial artist -- or seven -- fare against an alien god and horde of Chinese mobsters?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

HUMAN TARGET #4

Written by Len Wein and Peter Johnson, art by Bruno Redondo, Sergio Sandoval, Simon Coleby and Cliff Rathburn, cover by Brian Wood.

Based on the new series from Warner Bros. TV on Fox! Christopher Chance might have finally undertaken a job even he can't complete -- protecting a client against every organized crime family in Europe!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

JONAH HEX #55

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Vicente Alcazar, cover by Walter Simonson.

When you've lived the kind of life that Jonah Hex has, there isn't much that can unnerve you. So what is it about a kid named Billy Dynamite that has him so shook up? A tale of epic violence, fisticuffs, tragedy and, yes, dynamite, as illustrated by classic JONAH HEX artist Vicente Alcazar!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE OF ARSENAL #3

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

Roy Harper's journey into his own heart of darkness continues as Arsenal hits the streets ready to take his revenge on whoever makes the mistake of getting in his way. But what happens when that hit list includes one of his oldest friends -- Dick Grayson? It's Arsenal and Batman together, but this ain't no team-up.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 26.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #39

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

Mr. Terrific gathers the ragged remains of the Justice Society in a last-ditch attack on the Fourth Reich, and their power-negating Darkness Engine. If they fail this time, there's no coming back from the devastation!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

JSA ALL-STARS #6

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.

"Constellations" concludes as King Chimera makes his desperate move to save the rest of the All-Stars from the grips of the Subtle Realms! But has time run out for Star Girl and her new--found suitor? And in the co-feature, Liberty Belle and Hourman split up from Tigress and Icicle as the hunt for the Staff of Life intensifies on the deadly island of Santa Isabel!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 5.

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1

Written by Paul Levitz, art and cover by Yildiray Cinar and Wayne Faucher, variant cover by Jim Lee.

Levitz returns to the 31st century super team he made supreme with an all-new intergalactic era! This exciting series picks up on threads from Geoff Johns's "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" storyline and creates its own all-new ones, including a Green Lantern Corps tie-in and the destruction of a major planet! Rocket on board here as Levitz and rising star artist Yildiray Cinar revitalize one of DC's most beloved franchises starting with an oversized first issue with a variant cover by superstar artist Jim Lee!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 19.

MAGOG #9

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

It's Magog versus The Shield when Killer App takes hold! But why are the Planeteers keeping their distance from Magog as well?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS SPECIAL #1

Written by Eric Trautmann, Matthew Sturges, Brandon Jerwa and John Rozum, art by Javi Pina, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

The Shield, Inferno, Hangman and The Web are finally brought together to uncover a vast conspiracy that will change their lives and potentially ripple through the entire DC Universe! Bringing together Eric Trautmann, Matt Sturges, Brandon Jerwa and John Rozum, the four critically acclaimed writers from THE SHIELD and THE WEB, alongside SUPERMAN artist Javi Pina, this extrasized dose of high-stakes metahuman action is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers and faithful followers alike, setting the stage for the future of the Red Circle -- and the coming of the MIGHTY CRUSADERS!

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 26.

NEMESIS: THE IMPOSTERS #3

Written by Ivan Brandon, art by Cliff Richards, cover by Daniel Luvisi.

Nemesis is on the verge of finding out the truth -- the real truth -- about his adversaries, and in doing so he hopes to find a cure for what seems to be his increasing mental illness. Is this the moment he's been waiting for -- or the beginning of his final days? Uncover hidden secrets of the DCU in this issue!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

POWER GIRL #12

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

All the pieces of the puzzle come together as Power Girl faces friend and foe in the no-holds-barred climax of the Ultra-Humanite's mad grab for control of Earth!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

R.E.B.E.L.S. #16

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

"What Happens in Vega..." part 2! In the wake of cosmic cataclysm, super-genius Vril Dox rebuilds his space police force L.E.G.I.O.N., his latest world-shaking move putting him right in the cross hairs of everyone across the Vega Sector. But they'll have to get in line behind the wrath of Blackfire!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

SECRET SIX #21

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

This isn't just a Catman story; it's THE Catman story, as Thomas Blake continues his bloody trail of vengeance tracking the man who took away the only thing he ever cared about! Not for the faint-hearted! Also, Black Alice vs. Scandal Savage for the right to remain in the Secret Six!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

THE SHIELD #9

Written by Eric Trautmann, co-feature written by Brandon Jerwa, art by Marco Rudy and Mick Gray, co-feature art by Michael Avon Oeming, cover by Sami Basri.

"Operation: Gunslinger" continues as The Shield teams up with the Justice Society of America for an adventure in the sleepy town of Happy Harbor! Plus, The Fox is now a fully trained martial arts master, but is he ready to face the deadly Dragon's Head clan?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 12.

TEEN TITANS #83

Written by Felicia D. Henderson, co-feature written by Rex Ogle, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Judson, co-feature art by Ted Naifeh.

Wyld days are here again! The supernatural menace has returned stronger, meaner and now in possession of the one hero who could stop him! Will the addition of Superboy and Kid Flash to the Teen Titans' ranks be enough to beat back the darkness? Or is this really the end of the world as we know it? Plus, a brand-new co-feature kicks off introducing the fresh talents of Rex Ogle and Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) as they take Black Alice, Zatara and Traci 13 into uncharted magical territories. Can this troubled trio stand together -- or is this already the end of the COVEN?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 26.

THE WARLORD #14

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

A horror from beyond the stars has fallen through the rim of the world straight into Skartaris -- and the new Warlord isn't prepared for its power! Will he fail his subjects the very first time he wields his sword?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

THE WEB #9

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 learns that his father may have left him more than a fortune when he passed away -- he may also have left a conspiracy! Plus, The Hangman is undying, but his enemy Dead Man Legendre intends to find out how powerful he is against the undead!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 26.

WONDER WOMAN #44

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

Wonder Woman does battle against the Citizenry's terrifying secret weapon, a weapon with a remarkable connection to Diana herself! It's the final chapter before the landmark WONDER WOMAN #600, and this issue will have ramifications on Diana's life forever!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

ZATANNA #1

Written by Paul Dini, art by Stephane Roux and Karl Story, covers by Roux and Brian Bolland. On sale MAY 19, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

At last -- the Mistress of Magic in her own ongoing series! Zatanna Zatara has long made her home in San Francisco, but right under her nose a sinister threat has developed -- a crime boss who dominates the criminal underworld with the dark powers of the magical underworld! The terrifying Brother Night is making his play for San Fran, and the police force -- including hunky detective Dale Colton -- turn to Zee for help. But Brother Night is a whole new kind of criminal and if Zatanna thinks she can backwards-talk him down, then she's in over her top-hatted head! Superstar writer Paul Dini (BATMAN: MAD LOVE) is paired with the gorgeous art of Stephane Roux (BIRDS OF PREY), making his anticipated DC debut on interior art!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.



DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS

ABSOLUTE ALL-STAR SUPERMAN HC

Written by Grant Morrison, art nad corer by Frank Quitely.

The 12-issue series from Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is now available in Absolute format! The Man of Steel battles Bizarro, Zibarro and more before facing the final revenge of Lex Luthor. Also includes a bonus sketchbook section and more!

320 pages, $99.99, in stores on Oct. 20.

BATMAN: R.I.P. TP

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

The death of The Dark Knight is now in trade paperback, featuring BATMAN #676-683! With Bruce Wayne out of the picture, The Club of Villains begins a crime spree through the streets of Gotham City, while Batman's allies attempt to keep order.

224 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 16.

DOOM PATROL: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE TP

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Matthew Clark, Justiniano and Livesay, cover by Matthew Clark.

The first issues of The Doom Patrol's new series are collected as the team deals with a black hole and comes face to face with death in a BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 9.

FINAL CRISIS TP

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

The mind-blowing event miniseries is now in trade paperback! What happens when evil wins? Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face this reality when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark.

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

BLACKEST NIGHT HC

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

As the war between the different Corps rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends in this hardcover collecting the best--selling BLACKEST NIGHT #0-8. Now, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps lead DC's champions into battle to save the universe from an army of Black Lanterns made up of the DCU's deceased heroes and villains!

304 pages, $29.99, in stores on July 7.

BLACKEST NIGHT: GREEN LANTERN HC

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Doug Mahnke, Ed Benes and others, cover by Ivan Reis and Rudolfo Migliari.

The Black Lanterns descend on a spectrum of Corps across the universe in this hardcover collecting GREEN LANTERN #43-52. Plus: Black Hand's connection to the Black Lantern Corps is explained, and key plot points essential to enjoying the storyline to its fullest are revealed.

272 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 7.

BLACKEST NIGHT: GREEN LANTERN CORPS HC

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

Green Lanterns Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner and John Stewart join the rest of the GL Corps in the desperate struggle to preserve the Central Power Battery and Oa itself from being consumed by the Black Lanterns in stories from GREEN LANTERN CORPS #39-47.

264 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 7.

BLACKEST NIGHT: BLACK LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1 HC

Written by James Robinson, Peter J. Tomasi and J.T. Krul, art by Ed Benes, Adrian Syaf, Eddy Burrows and others, cover by Rudolfo Migliari.

Superman, Batman and The Titans battle their greatest foes and long lost loved ones, newly undead as evil Black Lanterns, in this collection of three 3-issue BLACKEST NIGHT miniseries.

256 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 14.

BLACKEST NIGHT: BLACK LANTERN CORPS VOL. 2 HC

Written by James Robinson, Geoff Johns and Greg Rucka, art by Scott Kolins, Nicola Scott, Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose, cover by Rudolfo Migliari. The Flash, Wonder Woman and the JSA come face to face with their greatest foes and long-lost loved ones, newly undead as evil Black Lanterns, in this collection of three 3-issue BLACKEST NIGHT miniseries.

240 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 14.

BLACKEST NIGHT: RISE OF THE BLACK LANTERNS HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA & OTHERS, Art by RYAN SOOK, DENYS COWAN & OTHERS, Cover by RODOLFO MIGLIARI

Seven classic DCU titles -- THE ATOM AND HAWKMAN, THE QUESTION, PHANTOM STRANGER, STARMAN, THE POWER OF SHAZAM!, CATWOMAN and WEIRD WESTERN TALES -- are resurrected alongside GREEN ARROW #30 and ADVENTURE COMICS #7 in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in hardcover!

256 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 21.

BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI & STERLING GATES Art by JERRY ORDWAY, IVAN REIS, DAVE GIBBONS, DOUG MAHNKE & OTHERS, Cover by DAVE GIBBONS & RUDOLFO MIGLIARI

From the pages of TALES OF THE CORPS #1-3, GREEN LANTERN #49 and ADVENTURE COMICS #4-5: Witness Saint Walker's pilgrimage of hope, Carol Ferris' sacrifice for love, the first appearance of the Indigo Tribe and much more!

176 pages, $24.99.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY VOL. 1 HC

Written by JERRY SIEGEL AND DON CAMERON, Art by JOE SHUSTER & OTHERS, Cover by JACK BURNLEY

The original adventures of Superman when he was a boy are collected for the first time, from MORE FUN COMICS #101-107 and ADVENTURE COMICS #103-121. Set in Smallville, the future Man of Steel learns responsibility as he deals with problems of every sort in the post-World War II Midwest.

224 pages, $39.99, in stores on July 28.

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY VOL 5: BIG GAME TP

Written by Andrew Kreisberg, art by Mike Norton, Renato Guedes, Bill Sienkiewicz, cover by Ladroon.

Green Arrow and Black Canary's marriage hits a rocky patch when a dangerous new vigilante called Cupid becomes obsessed with Ollie and decides to knock off his former foes in this tale from issues #21-26 of their monthly series.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 9.

ICON: MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION TP

Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE, Art by M.D. BRIGHT, MIKE GUSTOVICH & OTHERS, Cover by DENYS COWAN & JIMMY PALMIOTTI

With the secret of his origin in danger, Icon must abandon Dakota, leaving Rocket in charge. Plus: Don't miss the amazing exploits of Buck Wild! Collecting ICON #13, 19-22, 24-26 and 30.

232 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 2.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1 TP

Written by JOHN OSTRANDER, KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS Art by LUKE MCDONNELL, ERIC LARSEN & OTHERS, Cover by LUKE MCDONNELL

Captured villains are offered an ultimatum: Go on near-impossible covert missions or rot in jail. For the first time, DC collects SUICIDE SQUAD #1-19, DOOM PATROL/SUICIDE SQUAD SPECIAL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #13.

552 pages, black and white, $17.99, in stores on June 16.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: FINEST WORLDS TP

Written by MICHAEL GREEN & MIKE JOHNSON Art by ED BENES, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, RAGS MORALES & JOHN DELL, Cover by RAGS MORALES

Collecting three titanic tales from Superman/Batman #50-56, including the Li'l League's big DCU adventure and what happens when The Dark Knight gains The Man of Steel's powers.

192 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 9.

WORLD'S FINEST TP

Written by Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns and Gerry Conway, art by Julian Lopez, Fernando Dagnino, Jamal Igle, Phil Not and others, cover by Noto.

Members of the Superman and Batman families collide in this tale exploring the relationships of the heroes who make up the most popular dynasties in comics. Collecting the recent 4-issue miniseries, plus DC Comics Presents #31 and Action Comics #865.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 23.

BAYOU VOL. 2 TP

Written, art and cover by Jeremy Love.

The second collection of the acclaimed webcomic from Zuda, DC's online imprint! South of the Mason-Dixon Line lies a strange land of gods and monsters; a world parallel to our own, born from centuries of slavery, civil war and hate. Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the Depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog. Lee's only hope is to follow Lily's trail into this fantastic alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues-singing swamp monster called Bayou. Together, Lee and Bayou trek across a hauntingly familiar Southern Neverland, confronting creatures both benign and malevolent, in an effort to rescue Lily. Bayou Vol. 2 collects four new chapters of the webcomic series.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 16.



WILDSTORM TITLES

A GOD SOMEWHERE TP

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

After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no ordinary human could understand. This original graphic novel written by John Arcudi charts the arc of Eric's evolution from man to...something else, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam.

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

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #2

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

The acclaimed writer of DMZ and NORTHLANDERS takes his first creative stab at the WildStorm Universe! To call the superpowered girl known as Bliss "edgy" is a massive understatement. Like all the DV8 kids. she's a creature with primal powers and in her case, she's the giver of either pain or pleasure. Now, as the "goddess" Bliss to an all-female band of warriors, she sees potential in her adopted tribe and sets out to tip the balance of power in their favor. Don't miss part 2 of this 8-issue miniseries telling the story of how eight teenagers ruled a world.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

THE AUTHORITY #22

Written by Tom Taylor, art by Mike Miller, cover by Pete Woods.

Acclaimed writer Tom Taylor (Star Wars: Invasion) takes the helm for a 4-issue arc. The Authority's journey through space on The Carrier's unknown mission continues. Their mysterious voyage takes an even more terrifying twist than anything they've experienced so far when they discover stowaways of the worst possible kind. Facing a hideous mutiny by overwhelming odds, only one person can possibly save them. But will this reluctant hero break his own vow and return to action?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #9

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

The Authority has been traveling from reality to reality trying to find their way home. They've been attacked by rapacious space parasites and alternate versions of themselves and even had to sacrifice an entire world to survive. But they've never encountered something as strange as the Midnighter as a used car salesman.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR

Written by Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen, art by Gene Ha, Jonathan Wayshak, Brian Stelfreeze, Joel Gomez, Darick Robertson and Trevor Scott, cover by Ha.

The heroes of The Authority are stranded on an Earth where their powers barely work -- and they're mere comic book characters. How will they find their way back home? Collecting The Authority #1-2 and The Authority: The Lost Year #3-7.

168 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 23.

DANTE'S INFERNO #6

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

Dante has reached the end of his journey. But does he arrive a conquering hero to save the soul of his beloved Beatrice? Or a damned, corrupted shadow of himself, changed forever by his ordeal in the Inferno?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 12.

DANTE'S INFERNO TP

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

Collecting all six issues of the hit comic based on the EA video game! Dante Alighieri is reimagined as a holy warrior who has returned from the Crusades to find his beloved fiance Beatrice murdered. When her soul is ensnared by Lucifer, only Dante has the strength to open the gates of Hell and save her. But at what cost?

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

FREE REALMS #9

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

A map found in the bottom of a crypt has led Dane and Maya deep inside a series of caverns filled with chugawug outlaws and deadly traps. Then, just when it looks like their luck is about to turn, Maya flies into danger and it's up to Dane and a monstrous friend to get her out.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 12.

GARRISON #2

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

The fan-favorite writer of Angel and the sensational artist on Zorro bring their unique flavor to WildStorm! The mystery surrounding Garrison's identity intensifies as clues only raise more -- and scarier -- questions and set two intelligence agents at each other's throats. Did we mention LOTS of action, and a shocker of an ending?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

GEARS OF WAR BOOK ONE TP

Written by Joshua Ortega, art by Liam Sharp.

The best-selling video game franchise adaptation, now in trade paperback! Follow the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in their battle against the Locust in this new collection of GEARS OF WAR #1-6!

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

GOD OF WAR #2

Written by Marv Wolfman, art by Andrea Sorrentino, cover by Andy Park.

The comic adventures of Kratos continue! The Gods have chosen human champions and set them up in a battle to the death! Ares' champion, Kratos, is now a young captain in the Spartan army and he leads his men on a quest they most likely won't return from...a quest that takes them to battle Poseidon's deadly underwater monsters!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

RESIDENT EVIL #5

Written by Ricardo Sanchez, art and cover by Jheremy Raapack.

Agents Sugarman and Gere barely escaped death at the talons of Neuerman Giesel's enhanced bio-weapons, and their unit is down to just a few soldiers. Low on ammo, they've discovered Giesel's secret and stand ready to take the fight to him. The only thing standing in their way is the army of T-Virus infected zombies pouring out of the jungle.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 26.

SPARTA: USA #3

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

Godfrey McLaine has begun gathering an army to battle the Maestro in an attempt to wrest control over Sparta! First, however, he must make an unlikely ally in reigning quarterback Johnny Franks, who'd like nothing more than to kill Godfrey with his bare hands. It's always darkest before the dawn, and it's pitch-black in the picturesque American town of Sparta right now!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING'S END #5

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

The Winchesters get a major break in their hunt for John Dee, but how much closer are they really to the Yellow Eyed Demon? And can Sam and John put aside the growing rift between them to work as a team for one final mission? This senses-shattering penultimate issue is a shocker!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

WILDCATS #23

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Tim Seeley and Ryan Winn, cover by Pete Woods.

In their quest to locate the Earth's new Doctor, Battalion and Ladytron enter the heart of darkness -- a psychiatric institution left unattended since Armageddon. And this place houses one of the deadliest minds in the WildStorm Universe! Also: someone's building an army on Earth, and one of the newest WildCATS plans to challenge it single-handed! It's part one of the 3-part "The Protectorate!"

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.



VERTIGO TITLES

AIR #21

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

Blythe's pilot's test has been anything but ordinary. She's discovered a lost manuscript by Jules Verne and traveled back in time to inspire the mysterious author-pilot St. Exupery. But the last leg of her journey proves the most treacherous when she encounters a recreation of one of the most dangerous aviation feats ever attempted.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

I, ZOMBIE #1

Written by Chris Robertson, art and cover by Michael Allred, variant cover by Darwyne Cooke.

Gwen Dylan is a gravedigger in an eco-friendly cemetery...and a zombie detective. Once a month, she has to eat a human brain -- both to keep from going all "Night of the Living Dead," and to keep her own memories intact. As a result, Gwen's mind is crowded with the dead person's thoughts. And lately, she feels compelled to fulfill their final requests. Torn between a mysterious mummy and a dashing young monster-hunter, Gwen is set for adventures beyond imagination! A were-terrier, a swinging '60s ghost and a pack of paintball blasting vampires complete the cast of I, ZOMBIE.

32 pages, $1, in stores on May 5.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3

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

The era of the American vampire officially begins as Pearl Jones declares war on the powerful coven of vampires that ended her life, and Skinner Sweet declares war on, well, everyone! Scores will be settled in blood in this installment, the third of five over-sized issues featuring stories by author Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 19.

DEMO VOL. 2 #4

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

In a crappy campground upstate, young Colin is murdered by local youth. Or is he? "Waterbreather" takes the revenge fantasy and twists it around on itself as Colin grows up with a huge secret and crushing guilt -- as well as the very acute sensation that he does not belong on the surface of the Earth...

32 pages, black and white, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

DMZ #53

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

"M.I.A." part 3 of 4! In his trek through the urban wastelands, Matty runs into some old friends: The Delgado Nation. The campaign was a long time ago, and now Parco's a war criminal with a price on his head. So what can Matty possibly offer them in exchange for his life?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

DAYTRIPPER #6

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 -- Brs would suddenly see everything under a new light!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

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 May 12.

GREEK STREET #11

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

Finally, Mischa faces the man who destroyed her. But will Dedalus kill Eddie? Will Harold Furey regret mutilating Limm? Will the secret of Sandy's past be revealed? Look for hubris, catharsis and more than a little irony in "Agnorosis," the final episode of GREEK STREET: BOOK TWO.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

HELLBLAZER #267

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

Starting a new arc! John Constantine is a bastard. But just how much of a bastard? Haunted by what he might have done, John struggles to find his feet in a world that seems to have turned against him. Have the gods finally decided to punish our urban trickster?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

HELLBLAZER: HOOKED TP

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

In this collection featuring issues #256-260, John Constantine goes to extremes to get his ex-girlfriend back. But will he sink to a new low by using a love potion?

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 16.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #26

Written by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Alisa Kwitney, Dave Justus and Paul Levitz, art by Luca Rossi and Jose Marzan Jr., cover by Esao Andrews.

In this special issue, five writers get together to tell one fantastic tale. Join regulars Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham, former Vertigo editor Alisa Kwitney, newcomer Dave Justus, and Paul Levitz to find out what happens when a single story is passed from one creative mind to the next -- each one trying to write the next into an impossible corner. It could be brilliant, it could be utter madness... but it will definitely be interesting!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 7: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF JACK AND JACK TP

Written by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and Chris Roberson, art by Tony Akins, Russ Braun and others, cover by Brian Bolland.

Its two Jacks for the price of one in this collection of issues #36-40. Jack Frost must make his way to the Imperial Homeworld. Meanwhile, Jack of Fables is slowly transforming into something unexpected and deadly.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 23.

JOE THE BARBARIAN #5

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

Joe, Jack, Smoot and Zyxy plunge from the heights of Inventoria to the ruined Forest City of Yalway. But why is the shattered statue of the long-lost Iron Knight so familiar to Joe? How can the prophecy of the Dying Boy bring this once powerful kingdom back to its former glory? And what unknown, terrible creature from the Outer Darkness has King Death sent forth to do his terrible bidding? Is this the end for one of the companions?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 19.

MADAME XANADU #23

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

The sisters fight to the death. Will Mr. Jones arrive in time to help Madame Xanadu escape her sister's wrath -- or will Morgana find the artifact she needs to bring on the coming holocaust and her rise to power? Find out in the action-packed conclusion to "Broken House of Cards."

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

NORTHLANDERS #28

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

The final issue of "The Plague Widow" sees Hilda and Karin faced with an impossible choice and a leap of faith. The brutal Russian winter closes in like a vice, and salvation could just as easily be a death sentence for one of them.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

REVOLVER HC

Written, art and cover by Matt Kindt.

Revolver is an original graphic novel by acclaimed writer/artist Matt Kindt (Super Spy, 3 Story: The Secret History of The Giant Man) that's a tale of two worlds -- and how both test a man to his limits. Stuck in a dead-end job with a boss he can't stand and a materialistic girlfriend, Sam rises from a late night of barhopping to discover his whole world has changed. Literally. An avian flu outbreak has killed millions, the nation's infrastructure has crashed and a dirty bomb has destroyed Seattle. Forced to go on the run, Sam awakes to a normal world the next day -- and to chaos again the day after that. A single constant between the two worlds will undo all the damage, if he can find it -- but that seems impossible. In one world, anything goes. In the other, he's out of danger and sleepwalking through life. So Sam's got an even bigger problem: Which world to choose?

192 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 14.

SCALPED #38

Written by Jason Aaron, art by RM Guera, cover by Jock.

Don't miss this special Vietnam War flashback issue featuring a surprise main character -- one whose legacy looms large in the world of SCALPED, but whose story has never been told...until now.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

SHADE THE CHANGING MAN VOL. 3: SCREAM TIME TP

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Chris Bachalo, Bryan Talbot, Mark Pennington and Rick Bryant, cover by Jamie Hewlett.

Shade and Kathy George conclude their dangerous journey into the heartland on the trail of the deadly American Scream in this new Shade collection featuring issues #14-19 of the acclaimed series.

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on June 30.

SWEET TOOTH #8

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

Jeppard's life would forever change the day he met Abbot, Dr. Singh's deadly muscle-for-hire. It's a day that'd start his deadly journey toward becoming a heartless killer. A day he's been trying hard not to remember -- until now.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 5.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #20

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

Barely clinging to sanity and hunted by Karamojong cattle raiders, Moses finds himself physically and psychologically under siege in a hidden village of the exiled and deformed -- a village that may very well exist only in his mind.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 26.

THE UNWRITTEN #13

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

New storyline! Tom Taylor is back in London hoping to connect with his father at the launch of his new novel. But he's not the only one: The Cabal has sent their hit man to kill Wilson Taylor if he appears. And as other monsters converge on Tom, he starts to realize that he's walked into not one trap but two...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 12.

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JOHNNY DC TITLES

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17

Written by J. Torres, art and cover by Andy Suriano.

An outrageous aquatic adventure is in store for Batman when he teams up with the King of the Seven Seas! It's Batman and Aquaman vs. Ocean Master for the fate of all the water on the planet!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 19.

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #16

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

Black Adam's got an amulet of power that just might let him destroy the Marvel family once and for all. And if it doesn't work, Black Adam Jr. will be happy to finish the job! If Freddy Freeman has already chosen the side of evil, do Billy and Mary have any chance of redeeming him?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 26.

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #49

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

The brand-new era in Ben 10 continues! ACTION PACK has three all-new Ben 10 Ultimate Alien stories filled with the usual blend of action, adventure, comedy and out-of-this-world excitement!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 5.

CARTOON NETWORK 2-1: POWERPUFF GIRLS AND FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS TP

Written by Scott Cunningham and others, art by Robert Pope and others.

The popular Cartoon Network shows join forces in one comic book collection! This new volume features stories from Cartoon Network Block Party #19-21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30-32, 34-38 and 41.

144 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 30.

LOONEY TUNES #186

Written by Earl Kress, art by Omar Aranda, Alberto Saichann, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Scott Gross.

Dawg's missing without his leash! It's up to Foghorn the C.S.I chicken to find him. And he has two suspects: Henry Hawk and the WEASEL! This mystery's sure to leave you laughing!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 5.

SCOOBY-DOO #156

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

The World Weekly News is a supermarket tabloid newspaper on the verge of cancellation. So they call the gang for help investigating a REAL story about an alien encounter! But could it all be a hoax?

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 12.

SUPER FRIENDS #27

Written by Sholly Fisch, with art and cover by J. Bone.

Happy Birthday, Flash! Happy Birthday, Green Lantern! To celebrate, they're throwing each other surprise parties. Don't tell them that Zoom and Sinestro plan on crashing the festivities!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 26.

TINY TITANS #28

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

It's the Super Pets to the rescue! The giant ape Titano is rampaging through the city, and only Beppo the Super-Monkey knows how to stop him! Plus, new adventures of Krypto, Streaky, Comet and many more...and maybe even a special guest pet or two!

32 pages, $2.50, in stores on May 19.

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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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