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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010

DC COMICS FOR AUGUST

DC COMICS FOR AUGUST: BRIGHTEST DAY

BRIGHTEST DAY #7-8

Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, art by Ivan Reis, Patrick Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark and Joe Prado, covers by David Finch, Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

There can be only one who wields the White Lantern…but is it truly Deadman? And what will happen when he attempts to charge the white ring? Meanwhile, Ronnie Raymond risks everything for Firestorm, Martian Manhunter uncovers more clues about the bizarre string of murders stretching across the country, Aquaman searches for the key to the ocean's survival and the Hawks come face-to-face with the evil that lurks within the strange land known only as Hawkworld!

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

GREEN LANTERN #57

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

Brightest Day continues as what readers have been asking for finally arrives: a male Star Sapphire in the form of the Predator. But how is this entity unlike the others? And what does it want with Carol Ferris? Meanwhile, the White Lantern is defended by an unlikely hero…

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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #51

Written by Tony Bedard, art and cover by Ardian Syaf and Vicente Cifuentes, variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

Brightet Day continues as Hannu, the Green Lantern who does not want to use his power ring, is the only hope to rescue Kyle Rayner, John Stewart and Ganthet. Does he stand a chance against an entire planet controlled by Cyborg Superman? Plus, what are the Qwardians are up to?

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

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #1

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Ferando Pasarin, cover by Rodolfo Migliari, variant cover by Lee Bermejo.

A whole new chapter in the epic Green Lantern saga gets under way as Guy Gardner begins his secret mission for Atrocitus, bringing him into conflict with Hal Jordan with massive repercussions for the Green Lantern Corps! Guy takes fellow Emerald Warriors Kilowog and Arisia along as he explores the Unknown Sectors -- but what happens when they discover his mission and what's waiting for them in the unpatrolled darkness?

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

GREEN ARROW #3

Written by J.T. Krul, with art by Diogenes Neves and Vicente Cifuentes, cover by Mauro Cascioli, variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

Witness the power of the Brightest Day as death comes to Green Arrow's forest. Is the Emerald Archer worthy of living in the sacred grove? Who else is in there? Will he be Green Arrow's assassin or savior? The mysteries continue!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #7-8

Written by Judd Winick and Keith Giffen, art by Joe Bennett and Aaron Lopresti, covers by Tony Harris/J.D. Meller and Kevin Maguire, variant covers by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

DC's biweekly Justice League event continues! Justice League International has re-formed and tracked Maxwell Lord to Checkmate headquarters. Their plan is simple: break into Checkmate – one of the most heavily guarded facilities on the planet – and capture Max so he can pay for his crimes. But Max has more than one trick up his sleeve as he turns the entire world against the JLI and shows Booster Gold, Captain Atom, Fire, Ice, Blue Beetle and Rocket Red what it truly means to be lost…

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on August 11 and August 25.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #42

Written by James Robinson, art by Mark Bagley and Norm Rapmund, cover by Mark Bagley and Jesus Merino, variant covers by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

In part 4 of the JLA/JSA crossover, everything's going dark for the two greatest Super Hero teams in all of comics as the Starheart makes its final bid to obliterate the good in Green Lantern's life -- and all of reality -- forcing both teams to seek help in the Shade!

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #48

Written by James Robinson, art by Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter and Norm Rapmund, cover by Bagley and Jesus Merino.

The Brightest Day continues continues with a shocking connection to the White Light in part five of the JLA/JSA crossover! It's the grand finale of this team-up, and it's chock-full of revelations as the greatest threat to the Earth may not be Alan Scott or the chaotic energy of the Starheart, but one of the other members! Plus, don't miss the second feature starring Cyborg, whose goal of restoring Red Tornado's body becomes a battle to save the android's sanity as the madness of the Starheart engulfs them.

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

BIRDS OF PREY #4

Written by Gail Simone, art by Ed Benes, Adriana Melo and Maria Benes, cover by Alina Urusov, variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

The explosive first arc of concludes here! The Birds race against the clock to protect the Super Hero community, but can they make it in time and find their blackmailer? And the final showdown between Black Canary and White Canary is a fight between two martial arts masters!

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

THE FLASH #5

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Francis Manapul, variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

Brightest Day continues with a shocking connection to the White Light as Captain Boomerang and the Reverse-Flash experience a bizarre event that ties them together. Meanwhile, it's the Rogues vs. the Renegades with The Flash caught in the middle!

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

TITANS #26

Written by Eric Wallace, art and cover by Fabrizio Fiorentino, variant cover by Ryan Sook, Fernando Pasarin and Joel Gomez.

Arsenal signs up with Deathstroke and Cheshire when the Titans target a child slavery ring for takedown. What they unearth will shock you to the core!

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



BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN #702

Written by Grant Morrisoni, art and cover by Tony Daniel.

Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel continue their captivating untold tale of Bruce Wayne and his adventures between Batman R.I.P. and Final Crisis! Discover the shocking secrets that point toward The Return of Bruce Wayne that we couldn't show you until now!

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

BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #5

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Ryan Sook, covers by Andy Kubert and Sook.

Grant Morrison is joined by all-star artist Ryan Sook in the penultimate issue of The Return of Bruce Wayne! In this story, Bruce Wayne finds himself in the hard-boiled streets of Gotham City's past. Will his adventure as a private investigator help him take one step closer to the present day?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 18.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #15

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Frazer Irving, covers by Frank Quitely and Irving.

In the final chapter of "Batman Must Die," all is lost and everything has gone to pieces! Is Dick Grayson alive? Will Damian make a pact with the devil? And what will happen after the final confrontation with Dr. Hurt?

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

BATMAN: ODYSSEY #2

Written, art and covers by Neal Adams.

Neal Adams' Odyssey ramps up as The Caped Crusader slowly but surely loses control. A dark presence lurking in the background begins pulling Bruce's strings...who is responsible? This second chapter is a tour de force of action as the greatest crime fighter on earth displays his vicious combat skills.

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

RED HOOD: LOST DAYS #3

Written by Judd Winick, art by Pablo Raimondi, cover by Billy Tucci.

Learn the secrets of Jason Todd's hidden past! Jason's out in the world and living in secret. Now he's looking for new training, new skills, new teachers and a new identity. But what he finds on this path will challenge both his body and soul. The road to revenge becomes darker as his road to becoming Red Hood becomes clearer.

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

DETECTIVE COMICS #868

Written by David Hine, art by Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens, cover by Peter Nguyen.

A warped variation of the Joker drug has caused those who use it to suffer mental breakdowns and embrace anarchy and chaos. With riots cropping up throughout Gotham City, the citizens find themselves divided into two gangs: one led by a Batman impostor whose mission is to bring law and order back to the streets, and the other led by a Joker impostor whose purpose is to punish the innocent and set Gotham ablaze. And in the middle of it all is The Dark Knight -- but can Batman stop an entire city?

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

BATMAN BEYOND #3

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Ryan Benjamin and John Stanisci, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

Batman's investigation into the murders of Dark Knight villains past and present leads him to old associates of Bruce Wayne...some of whom aren't so happy to see him. While the mysterious killer picks his next target, the rift between Terry and Bruce widens.

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

RED ROBIN #15

Written by Fabian Nicieza, art and cover by Marcus To and Ray McCarthy.

With Tim Drake targeted for assassination, will Red Robin have to eliminate his secret identity? Or is it all part of an elaborate ruse to draw out the lethal Egyptian assassin known as Scarab and get Vicki Vale off his trail?

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

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #15

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

As Catwoman deals with the aftermath of battling her sister, Poison Ivy's career at Gotham City's S.T.A.R. Labs takes an unexpected turn!

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

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #47

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

Batman and Superman travel to an uncharted island in the Caribbean in an attempt to stop the evil Professor Combs from performing a Voodoo ritual that will turn the living into the undead. But when vampires and werewolves get involved, The Dark Knight will find himself six feet under and buried alive!

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

AZRAEL #11

Written by David Hine, art and cover by Guillem March.

"The Killer of Saints," part 2 of 4! Is the Turin Shroud genuine or a hoax? Azrael learns the shocking truth behind the rumors and lies. Meanwhile, the mysterious killer continues to perform his deadly miracles, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.

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

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #15

Written by Paul Dini and Ivan Brandon, art by Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Ramon Bachs and John Lucas, cover by Nguyen.

Tommy Elliot's life-and-death experience in the present sheds light on some interesting secrets about Thomas and Martha Wayne in the past. What is the mysterious connection? Guest-starring Catwoman! And in the new Two-Face co-feature, Harvey Dent faces off against the Falcone family. Will any of them survive the encounter?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 18.

OUTSIDERS #32

Written by Dan DiDio, art by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion, cover by Tan.

With the team split in two and wanted for acts of war, The Outsiders find themselves fighting with one another in order to survive. While Geo-Force, Katana and the Eradicator build a new team in Markovia, Black Lightning, Owlman and Metamorpho find themselves at the home of an old friend who just happens to want Metamorpho dead! Plus, The Creeper faces off against a creature of the night!

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

BATGIRL #13

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Pere Perez, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

Clayface infiltrates Gotham City Bank & Trust looking to make a sizable withdrawal. There's just one problem: waiting in line at the bank is Stephanie Brown – Batgirl! But when Clayface begins morphing into different people, Batgirl must hold the entire bank hostage until she can uncover and stop him!

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



SUPERMAN TITLES

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE HC

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope, cover by Davis.

Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world's most popular Super Hero. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC's top heroes, Earth One is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the super uero who started it all -- Superman! What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth's favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you've never seen before!

136 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 27.

SUPERMAN #702

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by Eddy Barrows and J.P. Mayer, covers by John Cassaday and Kevin Nowlan.

"Grounded" continues as Superman enters a small town in Ohio where, like many towns, a number of its residents are from other places. But when The Man of Steel discovers that there are also a number of residents secretly from other worlds, he unravels a mystery that may have grave consequences for Earth.

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

SUPERMAN: THE LAST FAMILY OF KRYPTON #1

Written by Cary Bates, art by Renato Arlem, cover by Felipe Massafera.

Returning to a character he's long been associated with, legendary writer Cary Bates explores a different side to Superman's legend in an Elseworlds tale that hinges on the fact that while baby Kal-el has rocketed to the distant planet Earth from his doomed homeworld of Krypton, he was not alone. How does a world handle the emergence of the Last Family of Krypton as Jor-El, Lara and Kal-El make Earth their adopted home?

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on August 4.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #75

Written by Paul Levitz, Joe Kelly, David Finch, J.T. Krul, Steve T. Seagle and others, art by Jerry Ordway, Finch, Adam Hughes, Francis Manapul, Duncan Rouleau and others, cover by Frank Quitely.

Paul Levitz unites the World's Finest with the super-team he's best known for – the Legion of Super-Heroes! Lex Luthor has finally unleashed a threat powerful enough to gain the Legion's attention in the far future, but to take Luthor down, they'll have to journey into the past and ask for help from both Batman and Superboy! Plus, Joe Kelly and various writers and artists chronicle the history of The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight in adventures that span from yesterday into the far beyond! Adam Hughes writes and draws a tale starring Supergirl and Batgirl, J.T. Krul and Francis Manipul deliver a tale of Superboy and Red Robin seeking advice from their mentors, Ace and Krypto get leashed by Duncan Rouleau, David Finch writes and illustrates a story for the first time, and Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle, Billy Tucci and many more surprises help commemorate this anniversary extravaganza!

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on August 18.

ACTION COMICS #892

Written by Paul Cornell and Jeff Lemire, art by Pete Woods and Pier Gallo, covers by David Finch / Joe Weems and Ivan Reis / Oclair Albert.

Lex Luthor's all-consuming quest for power leads him straight into conflict with Deathstroke, the Terminator! What happens when the DCU's most ingenious mastermind meets its most lethal killer? We don't know, but it's sure gonna be fun finding out … This issue also features a new Superboy story by Lemire and Gallo -- the creative team of the upcoming new Superboy ongoing series!

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

SUPERGIRL #55

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Jamal Igle and Jon Sibal, cover by Amy Reeder and Richard Friend.

Enter: Bizarro Supergirl! But how did she get to Earth and just what does she want? The real Supergirl better find out fast, or else there won't be much left of Metropolis to save! And to make things worse, an even bigger threat looms on the horizon with an eye for the Girl of Steel! Featuring the stunning debut of new regular cover artist Amy Reeder.

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



FIRST WAVE TITLES

DOC SAVAGE #5

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.

Doc Savage's father had many secrets, and the darkest one just might be the existence of the Crime College! Unfortunately, in Savage Senior's absence, the students have surpassed the teacher -- and now Doc must clean up the mess! And in the Justice Inc. co-feature, "Worst Nightmare" reaches its shattering conclusion, as Benson stares down the barrel of the kidnapper's gun – and sees a shocking face on the other side!

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

THE SPIRIT #5

Written by David Hine, co-feature written by David Lapham, art by Moritat, co-feature art by Michael Wm Kaluta, cover by Ladronn.

"Frostbite" continues with The Spirit on thin ice – literally! As Central City is engulfed in a whiteout blizzard, Ebony's on the brink of death and The Spirit must carry her across town to save her life – with every hood in town baying for their blood! And in the co-feature, THE SPIRIT: BLACK & WHITE, Stray Bullets and YOUNG LIARS scribe David Lapham teams with MADAME XANADU master Michael Wm. Kaluta to tell the tale of the deadliest New Year's ever! It's "666 in 10… 9… 8…"

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 18.



DCU TITLES

ADVENTURE COMICS #517

Written by Paul Levitz, co-feature written Jeff Limire, art by Kevin Sharpe and Mario Alzquiza, co-feature art by Mahmud Asrar and John Dell, cover by Scott Clarke and David Beatty.

When Superboy learns about his future exploits, he discovers the heavy burden that comes with being the kid destined to grow up to be Superman. And in the second installment of the all-new co-feature starring The Atom, Ray Palmer continues tracking down who may have recently attacked his father!

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

BOOSTER GOLD #35

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

Back in the past, Booster Gold is mistaken for himself and embarks on an untold journey in space with Blue Beetle to obtain a rare and secret artifact. Needless to say, their mission goes horribly, horribly wrong...

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

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #36

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

When Adam Strange offered Lois Lane the chance to file a story from Rann, she jumped at it -- but she wasn't expecting to become an interstellar war correspondent! It's another surprising single-issue epic from the Eisner-nominated team of Straczynski and Saiz!

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

DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #4

Written by Len Wein, art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Dave Gibbons, Joe Kubert and Scott Kolins, covers by Garcia-Lopez/Gibbons and Kubert.

The DC Universe moves forward and evolves when a new generation of heroes inspired and mentored by the Silver Age's greatest come together to fight the good fight. Robin, Kid Flash, Speedy, Wonder Girl and Aqualad – the Teen Titans hit the scene! At the same time, heroic humans without powers reunite to remember Sgt. Rock in a story by Joe Kubert!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 18.

DOOM PATROL #13

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

Mento's back, and Rita's got him in a death grip! When her ex takes things one step too far, he learns a hard lesson about ticking off a 50-foot woman -- and we learn some secrets about Rita!

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

JONAH HEX #58

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Giancarlo Caracuzzo.

When you live the kind of life that Jonah Hex has, you learn that every bullet tells a story. This is one of those stories – one of betrayal, violence and immeasurable greed!

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

JSA ALL-STARS #9

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 gods seem to be inside the minds of the All-Stars, which is only their first step toward reemerging on Earth. The takeover splits the team up as they try preventing the return of these ancient mysteries on two fronts -- in the jungles of Parador and on the mean streets of Los Angeles! Also, in the co-feature: Hourman is forced to do something he swore he'd never do again -- all in an effort to save the villains Tigress and the Icicle!

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

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4

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

Who kidnapped Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad's twin children? Whoever it is, the real culprit is trying very hard to make the Legion members believe Darkseid perpetrated the deed. Is the mad New God to blame? Or is something even more dangerous at fault?

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

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS #2

Written by Eric Trautmann and Brandon Jerwa, art by Julian Lopez and John Lucas, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

The threads connecting the Crusaders are unraveling all too quickly as The Web becomes the first to lose more than he bargained for. Is the price he paid too high? And what connection does the mysterious Fox have to the mystery of the Red Circle?

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

MAGOG #12

Written, art and cover by Scott Kolins.

Final issue. The nightmare visions are coming true as Magog's fate becomes more and more entwined with the Psy-Cho Twins. It's all coming to a head, too, as their hand is forced to ensure that "Kingdom Come" doesn't become a reality!

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

POWER GIRL #15

Written by Judd Winick, art and cover by Sami Basri.

Who sent the massive being known as Crash to destroy all of New York? And now that Power Girl has placed herself directly in the way, is the destruction all the villain wants – or is something more going on? Everything's not as it seems as Power Girl's life and city quite literally come collapsing down around her!

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

R.E.B.E.L.S. #19

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

"The Sons of Brainiac" story continues! It's war of the super-geniuses as Brainiac's tactics force Vril Dox and his estranged son to do the unthinkable: team up! Plus, the Green Lantern Corps sows further seeds of espionage against their L.E.G.I.O.N. rivals!

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

SECRET SIX #24

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

In a small, corrupt mining boom-town, six remarkable strangers who hate each other band together in a bloody last stand against an army set on destroying them all!

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

TEEN TITANS #86

Written by Felicia D. Henderson, co-feature written by Rex Ogle, art by Jose Luis and Mariah Benes, co-feature art by Ted Naifeh, covers by Joe Prado and Michael Allred.

"The Hunt for Raven" continues! The Titans have found their friend, but will the Wyld be able to let her go? More important, is Raven still their teammate -- or has she become something greater than ever? Plus, The Coven of Three have found their answers, but restoring their world may not be a shared goal. How far will they go for ultimate power?

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

TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT #1

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

"The Search for The Batman!" part 2 of 6! Already lost in the time stream while searching for the missing Caped Crusader, Rip Hunter and his ad hoc Time Masters (Booster Gold, Superman and Green Lantern) may not live long enough to make it out of the barbaric age they find themselves sidelined into. Will Claw the Conqueror be able to help them or will he be their doom?

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

WONDER WOMAN #602

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art and cover by Don Kramer and Michael Babinski, variant cover by Alex Garner.

Diana takes the battle for her heritage to the enemy and discovers that the war may be over before it's even begun! And she's on the losing side…

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

ZATANNA #4

Written by Paul Dini, art by Chad Hardin and Wayne Faucher, covers by Roux and Brian Bolland.

Zatanna loves Vegas, and Vegas loves her – but should Zee be wary of the attentions of a handsome, well-connected casino owner? She can hold her own against the most ridiculous Royal Flush Gang ever assembled, and she can just about cope with her cousin Zachary's immature antics, but she'd better watch out for the sultry fire demons that are hot on her heels!

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



DCU TRADE PAPERBACKS

BATMAN: LIFE AFTER DEATH HC

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

In this new title collecting Batman #692-699, Batman searches for a new crime boss calling himself Black Mask -- and Gotham City has reached the boiling point. But when pandemonium breaks out at the opening of the new Arkham Asylum, even the combined forces of Oracle, Huntress and Catwoman may not be enough!

200 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 13.

BATMAN: CACOPHONY TP

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

Kevin Smith steps into Gotham City for this tale featuring the mysterious killer known as Onomatopoeia who sets his sights on The Caped Crusader! But how does The Joker figure into this saga? The 3-issue miniseries is now in paperback, with an introduction from Smith and his script to issue #3!

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

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM -- LEVIATHAN HC

Written by Paul Dini, Christopher Yost and Mike Benson, art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, cover by Nguyen.

Batman hunts a serial killer in this title collecting Batman: Streets of Gotham #5-11, while the Huntress finds herself partnered with Man-Bat! Plus: Batman and Robin uncover a sinister plot involving dozens of Gotham City's young runaways.

160 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 27.

JSA: BLACK ADAM AND ISIS TP

Written by Geoff Johns and Jerry Ordway, art by Dale Eaglesham, Ordway and others, cover by Ross.

The world's first super-team reunites to fight their old foe Black Adam and his super-powered "family" in this collection of stories from issues #23-28, including Geoff Johns's final tales for the series. Also: Geoff Johns presents a day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday" in which the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own – Stargirl! Now in trade paperback!

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

RED ROBIN: COLLISION TP

Written by Christopher Yost and Bryan Q. Miller, art by Marcus To, Lee Garbett, Ray McCarthy and Trevor Scott, cover by To and McCarthy.

The hunt is on as Red Robin and Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins go after the Council of Spiders in this title collecting Red Robin #6-12 and Batgirl #8. Tim Drake must work Ra's to learn the truth behind Batman's demise in Final Crisis.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 1.

THE FLASH CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP

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

In this second volume, Barry Allen's rogues gallery expands with the addition of Gorilla Grodd, the Mirror Master and the Weather Wizard, plus the debuts of Kid Flash and the Elongated Man! Collecting The Flash #107-112.

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

STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 5 HC

Written by James Robinson, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns, art by Peter Snejbjerg, Steve Yeowell, Steve Sadowski, Lee Moder, Tony Harris and others, cover by Harris.

In this fifth hardcover, Starman embarks on a personal space odyssey to find the long-lost brother of his girlfriend. But when a chance encounter sends Starman sprawling through time, Jack shares an adventure with the Legion of Super-Heroes, battling aliens alongside Adam Strange and meeting Superman's father. Collects Starman #47-60 and 1,000,000, Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0, All Star Comics 80-Page Giant #1 and a story from JSA: All Stars #4 (2003)!

464 pages, $49.99, in stores on Oct. 6.

LOBO: HIGHWAY TO HELL TP

Written by Scott Ian, art and cover by Sam Kieth.

Heavy metal icon Scott Ian, lead singer of Anthrax, makes his comics debut in this raucous Lobo tale collected from the 2-issue Prestige format miniseries! Lobo has made a new enemy: Satan. Hell's iron-fisted ruler has a serious grudge against the last Czarnian, and he's out to strike Lobo right in his blackened, scabrous heart.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4 TP

Written by James Shooter, E. Nelson Bridwell and Cary Bates, art by Curt Swan, Dave Cockrum and others, cover by Swan and Mike Esposito.

In this volume, the Legion battles Mordru the Merciless and The Fatal Five and meets The Tornado Twins. Collecting Adventure Comics #369-380, Action Comics #378-387, 389-392 and Superboy #172, 173, 176, 183, 184, 188, 190 and 191.

512 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

LUTHOR HC

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Lee Bermejo, Mick Gray and Karl Story.

Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo deliver a bold story in which readers get a glimpse into the mind of Superman's longtime foe, published for the first time in hardcover – with new, additional story pages, sketch material and more! Collected from the 5-issue miniseries Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, Luthor reveals why the genius villain chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel's side: to save humanity from the untrustworthy alien being.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 20.

SUPERMAN: NIGHTWING AND FLAMEBIRD VOL. 2 HC

Written by James Robinson, Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann, art by Pere Perez and Bit, cover by Alex Garner.

With The Man of Steel away on New Krypton, it's up to Mon-El to face off against Bizarro and General Lane -- Lois Lane's father -- in this new hardcover collecting Action Comics #883-889, Superman #696 and stories from Adventure Comics #8-10.

208 pages, $24.99, in store on Oct. 6.

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 2 TP

Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates, art by Renato Guedes, Pete Woods, Jamal Igle and others, cover by Alex Ross.

The second volume of the mega-event that alters The Man of Tomorrow down to his core, with stories from Superman #682 and 683, Action Comics #872 and 873 and Supergirl #35 and 36, now in trade paperback! After a long-lost section of Krypton is miraculously resurrected on Earth, The Man of Steel greets thousands of Kryptonians who are suddenly able to walk among humans. But a jarring culture clash destroys relations between the two species and violence erupts!

160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

THE WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES TP

Written by Paul Dini, art and cover by Alex Ross.

Between 1998 and 2003, Paul Dini, the Emmy Award-winning producer of Batman Beyond and The New Batman/Superman Adventures, joined forces with superstar illustrator Alex Ross (KINGDOM COME) to create six original graphic novels starring The World's Greatest Super-Heroes:

* Superman: Peace on Earth.

* Batman: War on Crime.

* Shazam!: Power of Hope.

* Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth.

* JLA: Secret Origins.

* JSA: Liberty and Justice.

Now, all six of these classic works are back in a new trade paperback that includes developmental art and more.

400 pages, $29.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

SUPERGIRL: DEATH AND THE FAMILY TP

Written by Sterling Gates, Helen Slater and Jake Black, art by Jamal Igle, Cliff Chiang and others, cover by Renato Guedes.

The Silver Banshee returns in this new title collecting Supergirl #48-50 and Supergirl Annual #1, and this time she's after an artifact that could break her family's curse. Meanwhile, Lana Lang's mysterious condition gets worse. Can Supergirl save her?

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

WARLORD: THE FORGOTTEN TP

Written by Mike Grell, art by Grell and Char Hardin, cover by Grell.

The Warlord has been injured and can't remember his own name in this title collecting issues #7-12! Good thing he remembers how to fight – or the ape-men of this forgotten world would leave him in an unmarked grave! And when a documentary filmmaker enters Skartaris, will he stay in the background or incite conflict?

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 22.



WILDSTORM TITLES

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE 2 -- BROTHERS IN ARMS HC

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

In the concluding volume of The Dark Age, collecting Book 3 #1-4 and Book 4 #1-4, two brothers, one good and one evil, must deal with family secrets and social upheaval, involving heroes from Jack-In-the-Box to the Blue Knight and the unsettling events leading to the final fate of the mysterious Silver Agent. Find out why this era was so troubled through the eyes of two men who survived the its depths!

240 pages, $24.99, in stores on Oct. 20.

THE AUTHORITY #25

Written by Tom Taylor, art by Al Barrionuevo, cover by Howard Porter, Allen Martinez and Wes Hartman.

In the aftermath of the twin battles with the Aegean and Mondregon, the team assesses the damage and Hawksmoor is forced to explain the origin of his strange, secret weapon. Deathblow is down for the count, and Swift is unconscious with no one able to figure out why she can't be revived. But there's not much time to lick their wounds or ease over internal tensions as The Carrier appears to finally be approaching its ultimate destination. Who or what they are about to meet could alter the course of the Wildstorm Universe forever.

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

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #12

Written by Keith Giffen and Grant Morrison, art by Jerry Orway, Kevin Nowlan and others, cover by Gene Ha.

The Authority finds their way home at long last. There have been hard lessons along the way across time and space, but will they learn the right warnings from them? Or will the team grow into the horrors they've beheld? Find out in this conclusion.

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

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #5

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

Rachel Goldman and Michael Heller could not be a more mismatched pair. One's a beautiful and aloof vinyl-clad it-girl and the other's literally a dog-boy in stinky jeans and a biker jacket. But they end up together, adopted by the same tribe of nomads, and on opposite ends of the class spectrum: Rachel (a.k.a. "Sublime") is worshipped and adored while Michael (a.k.a. "Evo") spends each day in forced humiliation. In this strange and dangerous world, are team loyalties a factor at all? "The Beautiful People" part 5 of 8 is a harsh look at an ugly reality.

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

FREE REALMS #12

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

The final leg of the Royal Scavenger Hunt leads Dane and Maya to the enlightened paths of Misty Mountain. With only one Chaos Stone left to retrieve, a powerful beast attacks as they realize that the outcome of their mission could decide the fate of the world! Don't miss this exciting conclusion!

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

FRINGE: TALES FROM THE FRINGE #3

Written by Danielle Dispaltro, Kristin Cantrell and Justin Noble, art by Aaron Minier, cover by Diego Latorre.

Based on the TV show! In the lead story, learn how Astrid Farnsworth solved her first murder and came to the attention of the FBI. In the backup, discover the lengths to which people will go to acquire the world's deadliest weapon.

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

GARRISON #5

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

Garrison finally gets answers to questions about his shadowy origins -- answers that raise even more questions. Whether he'll live to put those answers to use is, of course, anybody's guess.

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

GEN13: #37

Written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Torian and Saleem Crawford, cover by J.G. Jones.

Gen 13 finds an unspoiled, secret oasis in the blasted ruins of America and will do anything to protect it. But a dark secret lies at the heart of this paradise -- a secret that may claim the life of Burnout!

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

GEARS OF WAR #13

Written by Joshua Ortega and Michael Capps, art and cover by Liam Sharp.

With Marcus out of action, Damon Baird has taken command of Delta. Does Baird have what it takes to lead a wild mix of personalities and fighting abilities against a massive Locust onslaught? Find out as the blood-soaked conclusion to "Hollow" stomps into stores!

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

IDES OF BLOOD #1

Written by Stuart C. Paul, art by Christian Duce, cover by Michael Geiger.

The year is 44 B.C. Julius Caesar has conquered Transylvania, and vampyres are Rome's new slave class. But when rich mortals start turning up dead with fang marks on their necks, Valens, a vampyre slave-turned-Roman soldier, plunges into the blood-soaked underworld of Rome to capture the Pluto's Kiss Killer. If he can prove himself, he'll earn rank and riches beyond what anyone this side of the Tiber has ever seen! But if he fails, he just might find himself on top of the pile of bodies!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 18.

KANE AND LYNCH #1

Written by Ian Edginton, art by Christopher Mitten, cover by Ben Templesmith.

Following the bullet-ridden finale to the best-selling video game, Kane and Lynch decide what's best for everyone concerned is that they go their separate ways. That is, until a contract is put out on their collective lives for a huge bounty – and every assassin and two-bit goon around the world is gunning for the volatile pair. Can the unrepentant traitor and medicated psychopath work together once more to save their lives and get to the bottom of this blood-drenched conspiracy?

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

MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST #6

Written by David Lapham, art by Kevin West and David Lapham, cover by Jim Lee.

Inspired by the Activision video game, WildStorm brings you a no-holds-barred, brutal tale of the mysterious Task Force 141 soldier known as "Ghost," collecting the 6-issue miniseries. It's a story that spans the globe, from the United Kingdom to war-torn Afghanistan to the drug war in Mexico.

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on Sept. 22.

SPARTA: USA #6

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

For years, Godfrey prepared for a confrontation with the Maestro to free Sparta. That face-off is now! Will he be man enough to overcome the blue-skinned overlord? Or will a stunning betrayal by one of his inner circle do him in? Find out in this stunning final issue of the miniseries!

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

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING'S END TP

Written by Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin, art by Diego Olmos and Matthew Dow Smith, photo cover.

Picking up several years after RISING SON, the Winchesters find themselves in a strange situation: monster-hunting in NYC! This gripping story from the 6-issue miniseries – courtesy of television series writers Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin – explores what makes the Winchesters unique.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

TOM STRONG AND THE ROBOTS OF DOOM #3

Peter Hogan, art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

Tom Strong has traveled back to 1939 and he's racing to prevent his evil son from recruiting an army that will allow the Nazis to conquer the world – the unstoppable Robots of Doom! Accompanied by his younger self, Tom faces a fatal showdown in the caverns of the Dero robots and is forced to seek aid from one of his deadliest enemies!

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

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE #2

Written by Gail Simone, art by Horacio Dominguez, cover by Neil Googe.

Following an attack on the police escort returning Mayor Fury to Tranquility, Sheriff Lindo and Deputy Duray find themselves in a deadly predicament! And Fury is in the fight of his life against this mysterious new villain. Will help from the town arrive in time -- or will the man who crushed the Nazi war machine finally be defeated?

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

WILDCATS #26

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Tim Seeley and Andy Smith, cover by Howard Porter, Allen Martinez and Wes Hartman.

On a planet torn apart and still recovering from Armageddon, there remain human refugees with desperate needs. One Wildcat sets out to help a single survivor on an errand of mercy, but the results could prove tragic! At the same time, Battalion, Ladytron, Aeon and company confront Pike's new Wildcore team as Earth's magical balance continues to weaken, and Grunge discovers exactly what Lynch is up to -- and the answer will shock you!

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

WILDCATS VERSION 3.0: YEAR ONE TP

Written by Joe Casey, art and cover by Dustin Nguyen.

In this new title collecting issues #1-12 of the pivotal Wildcats series, Spartan decides that his team can do more for the Earth as responsible corporate citizens than heroes. But the rest of the team won't adjust to the stuffy suit-and-tie lifestyle so easily...

288 pages, $24.99, in stores on Sept. 15.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK 4 HC

Written by Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson and Mike Costa, art by Mike Bowden, Tony Washington and Pop Mhan, cover by Bowden and Washington.

In this epic tale from World of Warcraft #22-25 and the World of Warcraft Special, a new Council of Tirisfal is formed following an attempt on Med'an's life. And while Med'an, Valeera and Maraad travel to Kharazhan to speak with the shade of Med'an's father, Garona and Meryl team up to take out the ogre Cho'gall. Inspired by the outrageously popular MMORPG!

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 27.

X-FILES/30 DAYS OF NIGHT #2

Written by Steve Niles and Adam Jones, art by Tom Mandrake, cover by Andrea Sorrentino, Mandrake.

Mulder and Scully's investigation into ritual killings in Alaska takes a dramatic turn when they discover a survivor among the carnage. Could she have witnessed the horror – or is she somehow chillingly connected to it? Get the answer in this second issue of the hotly anticipated crossover event between two of the most popular horror properties of the last two decades! Co-published with IDW.

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

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VERTIGO TITLES

A SICKNESS IN THE FAMILY HC

Written by Denise Mina, art by Antonio Fuso, cover by Lee Bermejo.

Denise Mina, award-winning crime novelist, brings her psychological style of crime fiction to Vertigo Crime. Meet the Ushers. The parents, Ted and Biddy. Grandma Martha. The three kids, William, Amy and Sam. Just a normal, middle-class family gathered around the table on Christmas Day. Until they start dying. Violent deaths. One by one. Is there a curse on their house, as a recently unearthed history of witchcraft in the area would suggest? Or has one member of the Usher clan declared open season on the rest? As secrets and resentments boil to the surface, it becomes clear that more than one Usher has a motive for killing off the others. But in the end, the truth turns out to be far more shocking than anyone in this ill-fated family could have imagined.

192 pages, black and white, $19.99, in stores on Oct. 13.

THE GREEN WOMAN HC

Written by Peter Straub and Michael Easton, art and cover by John Bolton.

New York Times best-selling author Peter Straub resurrects his most sinister creation, Fielding "Fee" Bandolier, the unstoppable serial killer last seen in Straub's bestseller, The Throat. Aging and tired of a life devoted to death, Fee is preparing to end his long career of bloodshed.

Bob Steele is a disillusioned New York detective out for redemption and to him redemption means a one-man crusade to stop Fielding Bandolier. Steele's father cruelly named him after a Hollywood cowboy hero. The name has been a curse because Bob has very little hero in him. But he's going to give it one last try. Cop and killer finally face off in a mysterious midwestern pub, "The Green Woman Tavern." And in that abandoned place, an unspeakable evil stronger than either of them lies waiting to seal the fates of both men.

160 pages, $24.99, in stores on Oct. 6.

AIR #24

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

Final issue. In her climactic final battle with the Etesians, Blythe must use everything she's learned to make the skies – and the people she loves – safe. She'll either emerge as a captain and pilot or not at all. Everything's led up to this!

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

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #6

Written by Scott Snyder, art by Rafael Albuquerque, cover by Raphael Grampa.

It's Las Vegas circa 1935, and Skinner Sweet and our gal Pearl are about to learn the hard way that the bloodsuckers in Hollywood were nothing compared to what awaits them in Sin City. In just a few short years, young police Chief Cash McCogan has watched his native city of Las Vegas go from cow-town to wild, glittering boom-town. And when the bodies of prominent businessmen start showing up drained of blood, Chief McCogan finds himself facing a threat much darker and deadlier than anything he could have imagined...and the only sure bet in town is that Skinner and Pearl are right in the thick of it! So belly up to the bar and lay your chips on the table, because "Devil in the Sand," the next cycle of American Vampire begins now!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on August 18.

DAYTRIPPER #9

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

Bras is going through one of those days that seems like a lifetime; when so many things happen and change so fast and so dramatically that he can't keep track of what the hell is going on. In this penultimate issue to the acclaimed miniseries, can he figure things out before it's too late?

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

DMZ #56

Written by Brian Wood, art by Nathan Fox, cover by JP Leon.

This second in a series of five one-shot stories concerns the enigmatic Wilson, the self-professed protector of Chinatown and confidant to Matty Roth. Wilson's always said he'd "own" the DMZ in the end, and now, with the U.S. poised to steamroll its way into the city, it's do-or-die time for the old man.

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

FABLES #97

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Dan Green, cover by Joao Ruas.

In "Rose Red" part 4 of 5, the Farm is in terrible shape. Factions competing for control of the Fables are splitting it apart. Who can save them? Who, dammit, who? Hush now, and settle down, dear readers. For once it wasn't a rhetorical question. Here's your answer: At long last, it's Rose Red to the rescue. Well... maybe.

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

GREEK STREET #14

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Werther Dell'Edera, cover by Davide Furno.

In the conclusion to "Ajax," traumatized Afghanistan veteran Alex decides to hit back at the politician he blames for depriving him of a medal. Can his wife stop more blood being spilled? Ghosts, nightmares, politics and madness collide as Alex must find the courage to face the wraith who's been haunting him.

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

HELLBLAZER #270

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

Assisted by Shade, the Changing Man, John Constantine tries getting his sanity back to find out why he grew a white beard, lost a thumb and went out of his bloody mind. What about Epiphany – is she as dead as she appears to be? Looks like it'll take a trip back to Shade's home planet, Meta, to settle an old score between Shade and Constantine!

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #28

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

The Witch Queen seems to think that Fig is very important, but the more time they spend together, the more the Witch Queen has her doubts… Plus, this month's short story is illustrated by cover artist Esao Andrews and stars our dearly departed Poet.

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

I, ZOMBIE #4

Written by Chris Roberson, art and cover by Michael Allred.

After a few months of brain-eating, Gwen Dylan thinks she knows all there is to know about being a zombie. But she's dead wrong. When the mysterious mummy Amon takes her on the "Magical Memory Tour" and reveals secrets from Ancient Egypt to modern-day Oregon, Gwen quickly discovers that the world is much, much stranger than she ever imagined. Meanwhile, the monster-hunters close in on Claire the vampire, and Spot the were-terrier deals with the fallout of last issue's startling revelation.

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

JACK OF FABLES #47

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

The Page Sisters have a lead on the horde of books that went missing from the Golden Boughs way back when. Jack Frost has a lead on one of the most dangerous monsters he's yet to face. And just when he thought he was getting too old for this $#!%, Jack Horner has a lead on a tasty snack. Featuring a selection of the classic "Jack Dragon & Gary" newspaper strips of yore and your requisite helping of Babe the Miniature Blue Ox.

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

JOE THE BARBARIAN #8

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

All of Joe's new allies and enemies descend upon the same battlefield as he and his army have their final showdown with Death itself! Hearts will be broken and sacrifices will be made as the white-hot team of Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy wrap up one of the most talked-about miniseries of the year in an unforgettable final showdown.

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

MADAME XANADU #26

Written by Matt Wagner, art by Chrissie Zullo, cover by Mark Buckingham.

It's said that the olfactory sense is man's most powerful, and that's bad news for poor Sammy, an eight-year-old boy who smells – badly. In his dreams, though, things are fine when he becomes Sammy Starrider, a space cowboy who saves a beautiful princess from aliens and Astro-witches. Madame Xanadu isn't fazed by Sammy's odor or his fantasies. In fact, she's been seeking him out.

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

NORTHLANDERS #31

Written by Brian Wood, art by Riccardo Burchielli, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

Trying to survive in rigid 9th century Norway, young outcasts Erik and Ingrid continue fleeing all forms of society, turning increasingly to the past, to paganism and the "old ways," hoping to find something – anything – they can feel is their own. But they're dogged every step of the way. The Church sends out heavily armed search and rescue teams to bring Ingrid back to the flock from which she recently ran away.

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

THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS TP

Original story by Neil Gaiman, adaptation, art and cover by P. Craig Russell.

P. Craig Russell's comics adaptation of Neil Gaiman's epic fantasy novella is now in trade paperback. A young monk and a shape-changing fox find themselves romantically drawn together. But when the fox learns of a plot to steal the monk's life, she'll need the aid of Morpheus to save the man she loves.

144 pages, $19.99, in stores on Sept. 29.

SCALPED #41

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

Dash Bad Horse and his ex-girlfriend have both worked hard to get their lives in order, but now they may be torn apart again by the one thing that's a bane for them both: Family.

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

SWEET TOOTH #12

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

In this stand-alone story, we take a peek into a day in the life of Gus as our favorite antlered boy finds moments of surprising tenderness in the grueling militia camp. Meanwhile, Dr. Singh recounts the events of the plague. The shocking revelations continue in this great jumping-on point to Vertigo's Eisner-nominated buzz book!

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

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 8: DIRGE TP NEW PRINTING

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramons, cover by John Cassaday.

Collecting issues #43-48 of the groundbreaking series, Transmetropolitan: Dirge sees all hell breaking loose as a nameless sniper terrorizes the Print District and a raging superstorm clears the streets of The City.

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 8.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #23

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

In the hands of the men who created his fractured psyche, Moses is ready to assume his role as a super soldier in service of a shadowy government agency. But on one condition: Bring back ostracized CIA agent in exile Jack Lee Howl. Get ready for secrets revealed, mysteries unlocked and old warriors reunited.

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

THE UNWRITTEN #16

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

When Tom and Wilson Taylor come face-to-face, secrets are revealed, friends and enemies unmask, and chickens come home to roost. All this plus exclusive coverage of the launch party for the 14th Tommy Taylor novel – an unexploded bomb and a perfect gift for loved ones.

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

Y: THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION BOOK 4 HC

Written by Brian K. Vaughan, art by Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka and Jose Marzan Jr., cover by Massimo Carnevale.

As this deluxe edition collecting Y: The Last Man #37-48 begins, we catch up on the adventures of Yorick's monkey Ampersand (whose biology may hold the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and learn the origin of Yorick's mysterious protector, Agent 355. Meanwhile, Yorick searches for his fiancée in Australia with deadly results before heading off to Japan to learn the shocking truth behind who ordered Ampersand's recent abduction.

296 pages, $29.99, in stores on Oct. 20.

Warcraft at Entertainment Earth


JOHNNY DC TITLES

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #20

Written by Bob Greenberger, art and cover by Robert Pope and Scott McRae.

Big Barda enlists the help of the World's Greatest Detective to find the World's Greatest Escape Artist! But when the Female Furies attack, will Batman be able to stop them and save the heroine from New Genesis? It's going to take a miracle!

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

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #19

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

Is the Wizard Shazam truly gone forever? Can Tawny regain his human form? And has Freddy Freeman found it in his heart to forgive Captain Marvel? Plus, a very surprising guest appearence.

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

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #51

Written by Eugene Son and Rob Hoegee, art and cover by Ethan Beavers.

Who is Generator Rex? Not even he knows! How can he cause machinery to grow out of his own body? No idea. What are the limits of his incredible powers? He's just finding out... Check out this full-length story featuring Cartoon Network's newest action hero!

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

LOONEY TUNES #189

Written by Arie Kaplan and Bill Matheny, art by Walter Carzon, Ruben Terreiro, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo, cover by Leo Batic.

In "Everyone's a Critic," Sylvester has big dreams of becoming a star in Hollywood. Unfortunately, Hollywood already has one – Tweety!

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

SCOOBY-DOO #159

Written by Paul Kupperberg and Keith Champagne, art by Fabio Laguna, Roberto Barrio and Horacio Ottolini, cover by Robert Pope and Scott McRae.

It's the biggest Shaggy story ever! When an enlarging ray accidentally hits Shaggy, Scooby and the gang have to find a way to reverse the effects!

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

TINY TITANS: THE FIRST RULE OF PET CLUB… TP

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

IWayne Manor is overrun in this title collecting issues #19-25 of the Eisner Award-winning series! There are penguins in the tub and bunnies everywhere -- they've even driven the bats out of the Batcave! Also includes a story co-written by Geoff Johns that hints at the events of Blackest Night!

160 pages, $12.00, in stores on Sept. 1.

TINY TITANS #31

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

Join all the super-people for a super birthday party at the Fortress of Solitude! This issue is going to be super...unless you count the room full of Brainiacs! Let's hope the Brainiacs don't ruin the party.

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

MAD MAGAZINE #505

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Now Bimonthly! MAD MAGAZINE kicks off its bimonthly status starting here! Bring a change of pants, ‘cause we're going to tickle you 'til you lose control!

56 pages, $5.99, in stores on August 4.



CMX TITLES

51 WAYS TO SAVE HER VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Usamaru Furuya.

On Japan's manmade island of Odaiba, a young man comes to the aid of a girl he knew from school. Just a few minutes later, a massive earthquake hits, bringing untold destruction and cutting the island off from nearby Tokyo. Together with their fellow survivors, the young couple must find a way out of their nightmarish surroundings. But even if they get off the island, will there be anyone alive to help them?

192 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Sept. 1.

CARVED

By Shizu Takamura, Naoyuki Yokota and Kouji Shiraishi.

A scary urban legend comes to life in this single volume story. In a Tokyo playground, a mysterious, scissor-wielding killer murders a young boy. The incident resurrects the myth of the "Slit-Mouth Woman," a mutilated person who roams the earth, seeking revenge for her disfigurement. It quickly becomes an internet obsession, leading one group to try to take matters into its own hands.

144 pages, black and white, $12.99.

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada.

Shirayuki continues her time traveling mission to save souls! Landing in a country ruled by a brutal, military dictatorship, she's really on her own as her beloved Prince is unable to determine where she's gone. The peasantry believes her to be a legendary witch, destined to lead them to salvation. Can she make this prophecy come true?

192 pages, black and white, $9.99.

POLYPHONICA CARDINAL: CRIMSON VOL. 2

By Tomo Hirokawa, Ichiro Sakaki, ocelot.

Struggling music student Phoron seems to have lost his ability to create the sound that keeps the feisty spirit named Corti bound to this world. Not only isn't this good news for Corti, but if Phoron can't figure out what's causing this problem, he'll get kicked out of school. Could it be that there's more than a simple lack of confidence behind this latest lackluster performance?

162 pages, black and white, $9.99.






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