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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

DC COMICS FOR DECEMBER

BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN, INC. #2

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Yanick Paquette and Michel Lacombe, covers by Paquette and Andy Kubert.

The dynamic new era of Batman continues! The Dark Knight and Mr. Unknown -- the Batman of Japan -- go up against Lord Death Man. It's going to be a fight to the end that could see the failure of Batman, Inc. before it's even begun!

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

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #2

Written by David Finch, art by Finch and Scott Williams, covers by Finch and Andy Clarke.

Batman faces the Penguin in the search for his childhood friend Dawn Golden…but what The Dark Knight finds sends him on a far darker and more desperate path. Now he's forced to reach out to Etrigan, the Demon for help -- a favor that may come at too high a price!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 29.

BATMAN #705

Written by Tony Daniel, art and cover by Daniel.

Batman joins forces with a new hero who's as dangerous as she is beautiful. When members of a secret order turn up dead and tortured in Gotham City's Chinatown district, I-Ching informs Batman that he fears an ancient relic is the target. Batman connects this case to that of a missing satellite architect. With few clues to go by and the stakes getting higher, Batman races to locate the surviving members of the order before it's too late.

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

DETECTIVE COMICS #872

Written by Scott Snyder, art by Jock and Francesco Francavilla, cover by Jock.

A series of disturbing clues brings Batman face-to-face with Gotham City's dark past and deadly present. Plus, Jim Gordon continues a harrowing search to uncover the truth about a frightening figure from his own past. . . Part 2 of "The Black Mirror."

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

DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #12

Written by David Hine, art by Agustin Padilla, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

What starts as a Batman, Inc. recruitment trip soon turns into an international incident as The Dark Knight encounters a string of bizarre murders in Paris, France. Featuring both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman, this extra-sized spectacular guest-stars The Question and spotlights the debut of a new Bat-ally!

In part 1, Bruce, Dick and Renee Montoya are presented with a series of cryptic clues, which lead them to the underground catacombs of Paris -- and the most unexpected of assassins! Continued in this month's Batman Annual #28!

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 8.

BATMAN ANNUAL #28

Written by David Hine, art by Agustin Padilla, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

This year's Batman annuals collide in a 2-part story involving both Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson as Batman! In this second part of the story, when a Batman, Inc. recruitment trip to Paris, France leads to a murder mystery, the heroes deduce that the assassinations are connected to a strange cult leader. But will this religious figure take them one step closer to solving the bizarre murders? Or are The Question, Bruce and Dick getting one step closer to becoming the next victims?

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 22.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #18

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Patrick Gleason and Mark Irwin, covers by Gleason and Gene Ha.

Batman and Robin find themselves in the middle of a deadly crusade as "angels" continue falling from the skies! The White Knight is shining his heavenly light into the dark corners of Gotham City in his quest to vanquish the shadows of the soul in "Dark Knight, White Knight" part 2 of 3!

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

KNIGHT & SQUIRE #3

Written by Paul Cornell, art by Jimmy Broxton, cover by Yanick Paquette and Michel Lacombe.

Cyril and Beryl have the fight of their lives on their hands when Shakespeare's most evil monarch, Richard III, returns! And he's brought with him a cloned army of all the worst Kings of England, intent on taking back the country through the use of social networking! Yes, that's the plot!

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

BATMAN: ORPHANS #1-2

Written by Eddie Berganza, art and cover by Carlo Barberi and Juan Vlasco.

Robin's been found dead! And that's not an easy thing to face -- especially when you're Tim Drake! In this pre-Red Robin tale, Tim and Batman must solve the murder of an impostor Robin and follow the trail of someone putting together a new team of teenaged sidekicks made up of kids who've been promised that they'll become the new Robin...if they survive!

56 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.

BATMAN: ODYSSEY #6

Written, art and covers by Neal Adams.

The first part of Neal Adams's Batman epic comes to a dramatic conclusion as Batman, Deadman and The Joker -- working together and against each other -- break into Arkham Asylum and confront the doctors who control the most heinous criminals. But does some other powerful individual control these monsters? Is it the Sensei, the deadliest martial artist in the word and leader of the League of Assassins? Or is it Ra's al Ghul, the greatest opponent Batman has ever faced? And is The Dark Knight willing to let Talia die to bring this monstrous clash to an end?

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

BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #18

Written by Paul Dini and Fabian Nicieza, art by Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs and Szmon Kudranski, cover by Nguyen.

In part 3 of the 5-part sequel to "Heart of Hush," Tommy Elliot's masquerade as Bruce Wayne backfires when he's shot and taken prisoner by vengeful gangster Judson Pierce. With Pierce determined to exterminate the last survivor of the Wayne family, it looks like the wounded Hush will finally pay the ultimate price for his deception.

Meanwhile, in the Ragman second feature, things in the Robbinsville section of Gotham City heat up as yet another mysterious suicide is discovered -- and Ragman prepares for Firefly's return!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 22.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #18

Written by Peter Calloway, art by Andres Guinaldo and Bit, cover by Guillem March.

How far will Zatanna go for the people she loves? How far will Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn go for Catwoman when they find out that she's been lying to them? And how long can Talia al Ghul hold off an enraged Ivy? Find out here!

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

AZRAEL #15

Written by David Hine, art by Cliff Richards, cover by Guillem March.

The prophecy is fulfilled! Azrael has been found crucified, and a mystery swirls around his fate. It's time for the world's greatest detective to step in and figure out how this destiny came to pass. And how will this continue to play into the founding of Batman, Inc? Guest-starring The Dark Knight!

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

BATGIRL #16

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, cover by Nguyen.

The "Order of the Scythe" has drawn first blood, framing Batgirl for a crime she didn't commit. Can she outrun Gotham City's Finest long enough to prove her innocence? The birth of Batgirl's gallery of rogues begins here as "The Lesson" continues!

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

BIRDS OF PREY #7

Written by Gail Simone, art by Ardian Syaf and Viceente Cifuentes, cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau.

One of Oracle's fiercest enemies finds her alone and far from her allies and safe houses -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg as Batman returns! A story alled "The Death of Oracle!"

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

BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT 2010 #1

Written by Brad Desnoyer, Matt Manning, Mandy MacMurray, John Stanisic, Paul Tobin and Peter Miriani. art by Lee Ferguson, Garry Brown, Matt Southworth, Ryan Kelley and Szymon Kudranski and a cover by Dustin Nguyen.

Some of the most promising new talent in comics are corrupted by the most depraved villains in Gotham City in this all-new special featuring The Joker, the Riddler, Calendar Man, Scarecrow, and yes, even Humpty Dumpty! It's seven short stories, all in one giant issue!

80 pages, $5.99, in stores on Dec. 1.

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #51

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art and cover by Jerry Bingham.

"Super-Powers" part 2 of 5! Now: Batman gets to the bottom of the mysterious disappearances in Gotham City only to find himself facing something very alien to his experience as The Dark Knight! Then: Bruce Wayne finds himself facing something very deadly to his existence -- the sword of the villain, Huairen!

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

OUTSIDERS #35

Written by Dan DiDio, art by Keith Giffen, cover by Philip Tan.

Deep in the Pacific Northwest of Canada, Freight Train's origin is revealed as he battles for the life of Black Lightning against the equally unstoppable Shaggy Man.

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

RED ROBIN #18

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

To infiltrate the computer systems of a Russian industrialist tied to the mysterious Unternet, Red Robin must stop a vengeance-driven vigilante named Promise from killing the oligarch while making sure his former ally Red Star doesn't stop him!

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



SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #896

Written by Paul Cornell and Nick Spencer, art by Pete Woods, co-feature art by R.B. Silva and Denis Frietas, cover by David Finch.

Part 1 of a 2-part crossover with the Secret Six! Lex Luthor doesn't want to get his hands dirty fighting Vandal Savage (that Black Ring energy ain't gonna find itself!), so he hires Savage's daughter Scandal and her Secret Six team to take the immortal villain down for him! Continued in Secret Six #29!

And in the hit new Jimmy Olsen co-feature, Jimmy signs up for a "Win a Date" auction, but much to his surprise, so does his ex, Chloe Sullivan! While Jimmy ends up on a date with CrazyPants McGee, Jimmy's archrival snags Chloe! D'oh! And wait, are those wedding bells we hear? Better hope they don't toll for thee, Olsen!

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

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #13

Written by Paul Cornell, art by Marco Rudy and Ed Benes, cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

While present-day Lex Luthor is busy fighting an array of the DCU's most vile foes over in Action Comics, this annual takes a look back at two formative encounters Luthor had before he became the bald mad genius we know and love (to hate) today! Rudy illustrates a story of young Lex and Darkseid, while Benes tackles a tale starring Luthor and Batman foe Ra's al Ghul!

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 1.

SUPERBOY #2

Written by Jeff Lemire, art by Pier Gallo, covers by Phil Noto and Guillem March..

The vegetation of Smallville is out of control, and all evidence points to Poison Ivy as the cause! Superboy's friend Simon thinks there might be more to this than meets the eye, but he'll have a hard time convincing Superboy of that now that he's in the thrall of Ivy!

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

SUPERMAN #706

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

The "Grounded" story arc brings The Man of Steel to Des Moines, Iowa! A chance encounter there, however, suddenly thrusts Superman back in time. So somehow he's Superboy again, the world is on the brink of nuclear Armageddon and it's all his fault!

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

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #79

Written by Chris Robertson, art by Jesus Merino, cover by Fiona Staples.

Get ready to go back to the 853rd century as Superman/Batman visits the world of DC One Million! What dangerous foe threatens to destroy both the 853rd and 21st centuries? Find out here in the first part of a 2-part story.

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

SUPERGIRL #59

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Jamal Igle, cover by Amy Reeder.

A dangerous new foe has it in for Cat Grant, and as much as Supergirl'd like to see Cat get what's coming to her, The Girl of Steel has no choice but to get involved! This one's got it all - Arkham Asylum, Superwoman, the Justice League of America, and a couple of twists and turns you won't see coming!

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



FIRST WAVE TITLES

DOC SAVAGE #9

Written by Brian Azzarello and Ivan Brandon, co-feature written by Jason Starr, art by Nic Klein, co-feature art by Scott Hampton, cover by J.G. Jones.

Doc's adventure in the war-torn Middle East takes a nasty turn when he realizes that the people who sent him into the Zone don't necessarily want him coming back out. Meanwhile, the threat he came to neutralize is not what it seems!

And in the Justice, Inc. co-feature, there's nothing standing between Smitty and his quarry, the murdering scum he plans to pay back in kind -- but what will become of him if he breaks Benson's cardinal rule? "Murder and Vengeance" concludes here!

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

THE SPIRIT #9

Written by David Hine, co-feature written by Paul Dini, art by Moritat, co-feature art by Mike Ploog, cover by Ladronn.

The Spirit knew there was something suspicious about the relationship of mafia heir Ophelia Ottoman and no-good loser Jimmy Bauhaus, but he didn't know that the secret they kept could pit Central City's crime families against each other! But that doesn't mean he's going to let Ottoman get away with murder. . . does it? Say it ain't so, Spirit!

And in the co-feature, The Spirit: Black & White, Paul Dini and Mike Ploog have a holiday gift for you: the tale of an extremely bad Santa -- a crook haunted by the Spirit of Christmas everywhere he turns!

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



DCU TITLES

ADVENTURE COMICS #521

Written by Paul Levitz, co-feature written Jeff Lemire, art by Geraldo Broges and Marlo Alquiza, co-feature art by Mahmud Asrar and John Dell, cover by Scott Clark and David Beaty.

The rebuilding of the Green Lantern Corps in the 31st century starts here! Now set in "contemporary" Legion times, this issue tells an all-new tale starring the last survivors of the fabled Corps. Their next recruit will shock you! In The Atom's co-feature, the Colony continues its assault on Ray Palmer with more shrinkable suicide bombers!

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

BOOSTER GOLD #39

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art and cover by Chris Batista and Rich Perrotta.

Forced to face the reality that his best friend Ted Kord is never coming back from the dead, Booster Gold withdraws from reality by running home to his original time and place. Unfortunately, once home, he's arrested for the theft of the Time Sphere that allowed him to become Booster Gold in the first place!

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

BRIGHTEST DAY #15-16

Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi, with art by Ivan Reis, Pat Gleason, Ardian Syaf, Scott Clark and Joe Prado, covers by David Finch, Scott Williams and Ivan Reis.

The legacy of the new Aqualad is forged and the extent of his powers is revealed! Plus, Aquagirl joins the battle, and Firestorm seeks out the Justice League's help!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.

DCU HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2010 #1

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Seth Albano, Tony Bedard, Joey Cavalieri, Kevin Grevioux and Dara Naraghi, art by Renato Arlem, Roberto Castro, Richard Horie, Tanya Horie, Carlo Soriano and more, cover by Matt Haley.

From the dawn of time (Anthro) to the far-flung future (Legion of Super-Heroes), sentient life has honored the winter holidays with celebrations and rituals as diverse as the universe itself! Join DC Comics - and a stellar team of writers and artists - to honor the vast and diverse holidays of the DC Universe in 6 tales of holiday cheer! Starring the aforementioned characters along with Superman, The Spectre, Jonah Hex, and Green Lantern John Stewart for a holiday special like no other!

56 pages, $4.99.

DC UNIVERSE LEGACIES #8

Written by Len Wein, art by Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway and Scott Kolins, covers by Jurgens, Ordway and TBD.

Four new Supermen . . . a new Batman . . . the DC Universe has never seen such change. When it comes to the Reign of the new Supermen, not all change is good! Also, witness the fall of the greatest Green Lantern of all time -- Hal Jordan! And take a trip to Apokolips and the world of the New Gods!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 22.

DOOM PATROL #17

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

A man walks into a talent agent's office. No, wait, that's not how this one goes; let's start again. A Robotman walks into a murderous family's moving castle. He witnesses mayhem, torture, bloody death, and a hell of a party. So what do you call an act like that? Join us as the Doom Patrol meets...The Aristocrats!

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

THE FLASH #9

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Francis Manapul, variant cover by Scott Kolins.

Make way for Hot Pursuit -- the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force! He's here to make sure no one breaks the speed limit -- hero or villain! And just wait until you see whose face is under Hot Pursuit's helmet.

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

FREEDOM FIGHTERS #4

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art by Travis Moore and Trevor Scott, cover by Dave Johnson.

The hunt is on for the second artifact! But in order to find it, the team will be thrown into the most dangerous trap of all – a metahuman high-security prison, which just entered a full-blast riot! Without the Spirit of America at their side, will the Freedom Fighters finally have to lay down their arms?

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

GREEN ARROW #7

Written by J.T. Krul, art by Mike Mayhew, cover by Mauro Cascioli, variant cover by Gene Ha.

Brightest Day branches out as another mystery rises from the White Lantern forest. Who is the Lady of the Forest -- and what significance does she have in the life of the Emerald Archer?

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

GREEN LANTERN #61

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

Brightest Day continues with the revelation of the identity of the cloaked figure that's been collecting the Emotional Spectrum Entities! But how does its end goal involve the Butcher, the personification of rage? Plus, another being seeks the red entity -- The Spectre! And he has no patience with his former host Hal Jordan, who happens to be in the way.

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

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #55

Written by Tony Bedard, art and cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt, variant cover by Patrick Gleason.

Brightest Day burns bright as war breaks out on Qward between the Green Lantern Corps and the Weaponers! Plus, the secret pact between Atrocitus, Guy Gardner and Ganthet is revealed!

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

GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #5

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Fernando Pasarin and Cam Smith, cover by Rodolfo Migliari, variant cover by Felipe Massafera.

Guy Gardner is seeing red rage! Much blood will be spilled, as the truth about his shocking pact with Atrocitus and Ganthet stands revealed to his teammates Kilowog and Arisia. And whose side will Sodam Yat find himself on?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

GREEN LANTERN: LARFLEEZE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Brett Booth, cover by Gena Ha.

It's Brightest (Christmas) Day! What do you want for Christmas? Orange Lantern Larfleeze wants everything – including Santa Claus himself! And nothing, not even the heroes of the DC Universe can to stop the Orange Lantern from getting what he wants! Plus, the strange holiday season shenanigans starring the rest of the Orange Lantern Corps!

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

GREEN LANTERN/PLASTIC MAN: WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION #1

Written by Marv Wolfman, art and cover by Brent Anderson.

Here's the bad news: a horde of aliens is living undercover on Earth, and they're smuggling weapons off-planet to fuel an interstellar war! Here's the good news: two of Earth's most powerful heroes are on the case, and one of them is the finest cop in the galaxy, Green Lantern! But here's the bad news again: the other one is Plastic Man. Sorry, GL. This is gonna be rough…

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

JLA/THE 99 #3

Written by Fabian Nicieza and Stuart Moore, art by Tom Derenick and Drew Geraci, cover by Felipe Massafera.

The first-ever meeting between DC Comics' Justice League of America and Teshkeel Comics' the 99 continues! Hawkman joins three members of The 99 on a flight to Brazil where earthquakes and devastation suggest the existence of another Noor Stone and another new addition to the 99's team! Can Hafiz harness the stone's power before he destroys everything? And why is Firestorm acting so . . . oddly?

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 29.

JONAH HEX #62

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, art and cover by Eduardo Risso.

Happy Holidays, Hex fans! You've been good this year, so we got you an issue drawn by the incomparable Eduardo Risso! Jonah Hex was sure he'd seen it all – but that was before he was hired to escort a delivery through the desert. Who or what is “The Package"?

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

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST #15-16

Written by Judd Winick, issue #15 art by Joe Bennett, issue #16 art by Fernando Dagnino, covers by Dustin Nguyen and Kevin Maguire.

DC's biweekly Justice League event continues! In issue #15, the world blames the Justice League International for the recent Chicago death toll and the death of a hero. As our team deals with the fallout, Captain Atom returns from a dark future with information on Max Lord's ultimate plan – and Wonder Woman plays a major part in it!

In issue #16, the Creature Commandos have attacked the JLI and one of the team lies dying. Meanwhile, Power Girl swears vengeance on the JLI for her friend's death, but Batman suspects foul play.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on Dec. 8 an Dec. 22.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #52

Written by James Robinson, art by Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter and Norm Rapmund, covers by Mark Bagley, Rob Hunter and David Mack.

With Washington, D.C. in the hands of The Omega Man and the full extent of his horrific power revealed, the JLA is forced to make a difficult decision. Is there no choice for the World's Greatest Heroes but to team with the World's Worst Villains – the Crime Syndicate – in order to save both Earths? How will this desperate action be affected by Ultra Man's betrayal of everyone. . . and the reappearance of Dark Supergirl?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 22.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #46

Written by Marc Guggenheim, art by Scott Kolins, cover by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope.

With Monument Point still down after Scythe's devastating attack on U.S. soil, looting begins! Enter Collatoral Damage, a new team of villains set to lay claim to the riches yet to be found in the rubble of the once great American city! Luckily, there are new heroes flooding into the JSA's new hometown to help stabilize and rebuild alongside Earth's First Super Hero Team!

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

JSA ALL-STARS #13

Written by Matthew Sturges, art by Howard Porter and Art Thibert, cover by Freddie Williams II.

Left powerless, Cyclone struggles to lead a "normal" life apart from the All-Stars But the sudden appearance of a team of Cy-Clones leaves her questioning her mental powers as well! And how can she prove she's the one and only original when the others seem to have her abilities -- and more?

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

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8

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

As votes come in from across the galaxy for the next Legion leader, Chameleon Boy enlists Yera in the hunt for their fellow shape-shifting Durlans, convinced that more are at work to destroy the United Planets.

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

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ANNUAL #1

Written by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen, art and cover by Giffen and John Dell.

The team of Levitz and Giffen reunite on the Legion for the first time in 20 years! And their next 31st century masterpiece introduces the all-new, all-deadly Emerald Empress! She's ultra-twisted! She possesses entire planets! And she devastates the Legion so completely, one Legionnaire will never be the same!

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 29.

THE MIGHTY CRUSADERS #6

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

In this final chapter, it's all-out Durlan civil war with our heroes caught in between! There's only one way out, but first the Crusaders will have to finally solve the mystery behind Project SWORD!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

POWER GIRL #19

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

It was bound to happen what with her participation in Justice League: Generation Lost – Power Girl relies on the JLI to help her turn her recent fortunes around! But how will that sit with her current teammates in JSA All-Stars?

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

R.E.B.E.L.S. #23

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna, cover by Francis Portela.

In "To Be a R.E.B.E.L.," part 3, Adam Strange plays peacemaker between Vril Dox's band of rebellious space cops and the entire Green Lantern Corps – and negotiations aren't going well at all. Let's hope Lobo can stay on his best behavior . . .yeah, right! Guest-starring Green Lantern John Stewart!

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

SECRET SIX #28

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

The pedal-to-the-metal conclusion of the “Reptile Brain" storyline is here as the survivors of the two warring factions of the Secret Six face a danger even more horrifying and revolting than each other! And if this is Skartaris, who's playing Warlord?

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

TEEN TITANS #90

Written by J.T. Krul art and cover by Nicola Scott and Doug Hazelwood, variant cover by Karl Kerschl.

It's mayhem at the cafeteria as Headcase and the Feral Boys run wild! Can the Teen Titans pull themselves together long enough to overcome this combined threat - or will Damian once again be their downfall?

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

TEEN TITANS: COLD CASE #1

Written by Mark Sable, art by Sean Muprhy, cover by jay Fabok.

An untold tale from writer bringing the Teen Titans and The Flash's Rogues Gallery into direct conflict! Two people already died over a mysterious object, and now both teams want it. How much more blood will be spilled to obtain it as this gets deadly personal for all involved?

56 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 22.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #2

Written by Nick Spencer, art by Cafu, Bit and ChrisCross, cover by Gary Frank.

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents doesn't let up on the throttle for a second as the team's assault on the Spider compound to rescue a captured teammate continues! Plus, special guest artist ChrisCross illustrates a story spotlighting the backstory of doomed speedster Lightning!

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

TIME MASTERS: VANISHING POINT #6

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

Finding Bruce Wayne seems like a trivial pursuit compared to the horrors that the Time Masters stumble upon concerning 2011 and the entire DC Universe! How far has Reverse-Flash gone this time in his manipulations of the time-stream?

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

TITANS #30

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

The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over, and Deathstroke's team of misfits is fighting for their lives against Gotham City's most dangerous lunatics! Will Deathstroke and Arsenal be able to side with Batman long enough to survive the night? Plus, Ray Palmer guest-stars as he continues his investigation into Ryan Choi's murder.

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

WONDER WOMAN #606

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

Deep beneath the city, Diana tracks the Morrigan to their lair. And what she finds there will astonish you!

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

ZATANNA #8

Written by Paul Dini, art by Cliff Chiang, cover by Stephane Roux.

Long-dead killer puppeteer Oscar Hempel is back from the grave, and there's nothing he wants more than revenge on the prey that got away -- Zatanna Zatara! But does Zee even remember what she did to him? And what a time for her lifelong fear of puppets to come rushing back!

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



WILDSTORM TITLES

ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE FALL #2

Written, art and cover by Karl Kerschl and Cameron Stewart.

The comic book companion to the hit videogame series continues as Daniel Cross explores his mysterious past and his connection to the modern-day Order of Assassins. Meanwhile, his ancestor Nikolai Orelov prepares a dangerous siege on a Templar research station in remote Siberia – a mission that concludes with the awesome and devastating Tunguska Event!

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

THE AUTHORITY #29

Written by Tom Taylor, art by Al Barrionuevo, cover by Jheremy Raapack and Richard Friend.

There has been tragedy and triumph, despair and hope. For the past year, the rag-tag team thrown together under the banner of The Authority – accompanied by thousands of human refugees – has been off in deepest space, hoping to solve the mystery of The Carrier and perhaps bring home a cure for their shattered Earth. Now, after facing numerous unspeakable horrors, their long odyssey draws to its shattering, epic conclusion. The survivors are heading home – but what secret are they bringing with them?

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

END OF NATIONS #3

Written by Ricardo Sanchez, art by Yvel Guichet, covers by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.

Based on the MMORTS military game from Petroglyph and Trion Worlds! Devastated by the attack on his hometown, Shane almost gives up on his mission and abandons the resistance. But, fueled by vengeance and armed with a powerful new weapon and ally, Shane resolves to settle the score . . .

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 29.

FRINGE: TALES FROM THE FRINGE TP

Written by Alex Katsnelson, Christine Lavaf and Matthew Pitts, art by Federico Dallocchio, Shawn Moll, David Lapham, Fiona Staples and others, photo cover.

Explore the world of the hit TV series Fringe in these tales from the 6-issue miniseries! Each story focuses on a major player in the series or a bizarre encounter with some of the weird science surrounding the show's mythology!

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

GEARS OF WAR #15

Written by Karen Traviss, art and cover by Leonardo Manoc.

A dramatic, new direction begins with the debut of series writer Karen Traviss, author of the Gears of War novels and writer for the upcoming Gears of War 3 game. “Dirty Little Secrets" kicks off a 6-part story bridging the gap between the end of the Gears 2 game and the beginning of Gears 3, which launches in Spring 2011!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 29.

GEARS OF WAR BOOK TWO HC

Written by Joshua Ortega and Mike Capps, art by Liam Sharp, Simon Bisley, Trevor Hairsine and others, cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams.

The newest volume based on the best-selling Epic Games franchise is here, collecting issues #7-13 and bridging the gap between the first Gears of War game and the second!

176 pages, $24.99, in stores on Feb. 16.

GEN13 #39

Written by Phil Hester, art by Cruddie Torian, cover by Dustin Nguyen.

It's the final stand, and the Gen13 crew are determined that no matter how desolated the rest of the planet is, they're going to protect the oasis that is Pocatello. Or die trying...

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

IDES OF BLOOD #5

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

A reunion with the Soothsayer sends Valens on a journey into madness, Egyptian mysticism and ungodly torture as he discovers Caesar's assassination was only the first step in the conspirators' ultimate plan: the extermination of every vampyre in Rome. Now Valens will have to face the true mastermind behind the murder…

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

KANE AND LYNCH #4

Written by Ian Edginton, art by Christopher Mitten, cover by Martin Emborg.

Sick and tired of being under the gun, Kane and Lynch decide to take the fight back to the woman who put the contract out on them. But with Lynch's treachery about to be exposed, how long can their partnership hold up?

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

RATCHET AND CLANK #4

Written by T.J. Fixman, art by Adam Archer, cover by Creaturebox.

Ratchet and Clank are faced with a tough decision. Do they turn themselves in to Zogg and face certain death – or doom Veldin to destruction? Opting for the former, they hatch a desperate plan that could throw an Omniwrench in Zogg's galaxy-conquering plans!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

RESIDENT EVIL #6

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

The original miniseries based on the best-selling Capcom game comes to its dramatic conclusion! Holiday Sugarman goes one-on-one with the bio-weapon-enhanced Giesel while Mina Gere leads BSAA forces in a desperate attempt to stop Giesel's apocalyptic failsafe device. Don't miss the stunning finale!

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

SPARTA: U.S.A. TP

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

Welcome to Sparta, U.S.A. It's such a great place that no one ever thinks of leaving. It's been three years since anyone's tried, and he was never heard from again…until today, when Godfrey McLaine, the greatest quarterback Sparta ever saw, returned a changed man. Collecting the 6-issue miniseries!

144 pages, $17.99, in stores on Jan. 12.

TELARA CHRONICLES #4

Written by Ricardo Sanchez, art by Pop Mhan, cover by Dave Johnson.

It's the final issue of the miniseries based on Rift: Planes of Telara, the MMO fantasy game from Trion Worlds. Events build to a shattering conclusion, as the opening of a massive Death Rift above the city devastates Port Scion. Only one chance remains to save the people of Telara.

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

TELARA CHRONICLES TP

Written by Ricardo Sanchez, art by Pop Mhan, game art cover.

Based on the anticipated MMO from Trion Worlds, Telara Chronicles collects the 4-issue series about a world devastated by magical tears in the veil that keeps it safe from attacks. These rifts unleash terrifying invasions in this stunning tale! Also includes the #0 issue!

128 pages, $17.99, in stores on Jan. 26

VICTORIAN UNDEAD II: SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. DRACULA #2

Written by Ian Edginton, art by Davide Fabbri, cover by Ryan Sook.

A vampire in the court of Queen Victoria! As Sherlock Holmes lies bleeding, the sanguinary Count Dracula is making friends in high places. A shadow has fallen over the heart of the empire – one that not even the great detective alone can dispel. Enter: Van Helsing!

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE #6

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

The shattering conclusion to the 6-issue miniseries is here as Sheriff Lindo makes one last, desperate gamble to stop Derek Fury. But will it be enough? Will even a town full of super humans have the strength to overcome one foe fueled by unbelievable hatred and rage?

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

WILDCATS #30

Written by Adam Beechen, art by Mike S. Miller, cover by Jheremy Raapack and Richard Friend.

A page is about to turn in the history of the WildStorm Universe's flagship title, as the epic story that began with the end of the world draws to a close. While the final battle against a mystical threat here on Earth builds to its climax, a sudden arrival from space may bring great hope – or greater despair. Friends are reunited and lives are permanently changed as a new Doctor is revealed. But will this development finally bring about the healing of their shattered world?

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

WILDSTORM PRESENTS: PLANETARY – LOST WORLDS #1

Written by Warren Ellis, with art by Phil Jimenez, Jerry Ordway and Andy Lanning and a cover by John Cassaday.

WildStorm's most enigmatic team returns in this special edition collecting two stories! First, during an investigation of The Authority, the post-human pantheon intrudes in one of Planetary's old cases. Then we introduce the new Planetary field crew -- Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince? The WildStorm Universe's mystery-tackling team collides with the DC Universe's Greatest Heroes in the most unexpected way!

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on Dec. 8.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CURSE OF THE WORGEN #2

Written by Micky Neilson and James Waugh, art by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington, cover by Wei Wang.

Famous detective Halford Ramsey has fallen head first into the world of “The Worgen," a new race of creatures in World of Warcraft with a deep, twisted history. Follow the tale of two friends -- Ralaar and Arvell -- as we see the origin of The Worgen forged in the heat and desperation of an epic battle.

40 pages, $4.99, in stores on Dec. 22.

X-FILES/30 DAYS OF NIGHT #6

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

FBI Agents Mulder and Scully were sent to Alaska to investigate what they thought was a ritualistic murder. But it became something bigger and scarier right before their eyes! If they survive the blood-drenched conclusion, will they ever be the same? Co-published with IDW.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on Dec. 15.



VERTIGO TITLES

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #10

Written by Scott Snyder, art by Mateus Santolouco, cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

1936 - American Vampire Pearl Jones and her husband Henry Preston have tried to live a quiet life ever since their showdown with a coven of vicious Hollywood vampires. But when a chance encounter brings them face-to-face with old enemies, they'll learn the hard way that sometimes, the fight comes to you. . . with a vengeance. Catch up with your favorite vampire-killing husband-and-wife team in this 2-part tale of booze, bullets and bloodlines.

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

THE CHILL TP

Written by Jason Starr, art by Mick Bertilorenzi, cover by Lee Bermejo.

A modern thriller set in New York City, and now in trade paperback, The Chill is steeped in Irish mythology. A broken-down cop tracks a seductive killer who possesses the supernatural — and very deadly — power known as “The Chill." It's a power that provides her eternal life by absorbing the sexual energy of her victims. And he may be the next victim . . .

192 pages, black and white, $12.99, in stores on Jan. 12.

DMZ #60

Written by Brian Wood, art by Shawn Martinbrough, cover by JP Leon.

The final year of DMZ begins here! In part 1 of “Free States Rising," we revisit the origins of this Second American Civil War and see just how a dangerous idea can ripple through a population and result in one of the most infamous wars in world history

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

HELLBLAZER #274

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

When Epiphany's gangster father learns about her upcoming wedding, the underworlds of both Hell and London begin violently pitting against John like never before. . .

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

JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER: CITY OF DEMONS #5

Written by Si Spencer, art and cover by Sean Murphy.

With the mystery of the invisible girl solved and his headaches getting worse, John Constantine is literally going underground into the belly of the beast that is the City of Demons. In this final issue, he may just get the girl and not regret it!

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #32

Written by Matthew Sturges, art by Werther Dell'Edeera and Enrique Breccia, cover by Esao Andrews.

With the House of Mystery currently inaccessible, Abel reluctantly opens the House of Secrets for business. But Abel may be the worst barkeep in the history of everything, and things quickly get out of hand. Featuring a murder mystery illustrated by Enrique Breccia.

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

HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 5: UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT TP

Written by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham and others, art by Luca Rossi, Sergio Aragones, Sam Kieth and others, cover by Esao Andres.

A new era begins in these tales from issues #21-25 as Fig reopens the bar with Cain as her new partner. Trouble arises, though, when a young man arrives claiming to have a very special relationship with Fig.

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

I, ZOMBIE #8

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

While Gwen prepares to confront someone who knew her in her previous life, Spot the were-terrier has to deal with his cranky new roommate, and the monster-hunters find themselves in a rumble with vampire girls. As things come to a head, there is one big question looming that desperately needs answering: What is Gwen going to wear on her first big date with Horatio?

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

JACK OF FABLES #49

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

It's the issue before issue #50, where everything changes in the Jack of Fables universe forever! This issue is like the appetizer before a feast of destruction! Like an amuse bouche for a dragon's bloodthirsty maw! We just want to warn you up front that more than one person probably dies in this issue, and it's probably someone you like. As the Page Sisters, the Fables on the bus, Jack Frost, and a very angry guy with a sword through him all converge in a mythical land far away from mortal ken, a certain dragon begins to get nervous. That is to say he would get nervous, if he was that kind of guy. But he isn't, and so he doesn't. And that's probably bad for everyone involved. . .

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

JACK OF FABLES VOL. 8: THE FULMINATE BLADE TP

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

In this collection of issues #41-45, all that remains of a futuristic world is superstition and feudalism, while the old technology is now regarded as magic. Jack Horner seeks the magic blade to defeat the Giant King. But nothing is as it seems . . .

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 26.

NOCHE ROJA HC

Written by Simon Oliver, art by Jason Latour, cover by Lee Bermejo.

In the tradition of Chinatown and L.A. Confidential, writer Simon Oliver explores a hidden world of corruption where money, sex, politics and crime all add up to the same thing.

In the desert just south of the border, young women are turning up murdered. No suspects. No clues. And authorities seem uninterested in uncovering any. When ex-private eye Jack Cohen is hired to find one missing girl, he is drawn back into the shadow world between North and South. And there, he must face the terrible tragedy in his past that he's been running from all these years. Featuring the gritty, stylized artwork of Jason Latour, Noche Roja is a gripping noir tale of how the insatiable craving for cheap consumer goods leads to the ultimate cheapening of life itself.

184 pages, black and white, in stores on Feb. 16.

MADAME XANADU VOL. 3: BROKEN HOUSE OF CARDS TP

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

In this volume collecting issues #16-21, a '50s Manhattan socialite's life takes a grotesque turn, and only Madame Xanadu can help. Then, take a look at Xanadu's early days in ancient England as her rivalry with her evil sister begins.

200 pages, $17.99, in stores on Jan. 5.

NORTHLANDERS #35

Written by Brian Wood, art by Becky Cloonan, cover by Massimo Carnevale.

Set during a period of civil war, an Icelandic fisherman finds the body of a young girl embedded in the thick ice ringing his lake. Unable to leave her, he goes to great lengths to excavate the corpse and vows to solve the mystery of her death. But when warriors associated with the local clan come around, he's driven to conceal the body, and events quickly spiral out of his control. “The Girl in the Ice" is part 1 of a 2-part story.

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

THE SANDMAN VOL. 4: SEASON OF MISTS TP NEW EDITION

Written by Neil Gaiman, art by Kelley Jones, Mike Dringenberg, Matt Wagner, George Pratt, P. Craig Russell and others, cover by Dave McKean.

Volume Four of New York Times' best-selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed creation, with updated coloring and new trade dress. Ten thousand years ago, Morpheus condemned a woman who loved him to Hell. Now the other members of his immortal family, The Endless, have convinced the Dream King that this was an injustice. To make it right, Morpheus must return to Hell to rescue his banished love -- and Hell's ruler, the fallen angel Lucifer, has already sworn to destroy him.

192 pages, $19.99, in stores on Jan. 26.

SCALPED #44

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

After years spent working the rez chasing Chief Red Crow and losing more and more of his soul along the way, FBI Agent Nitz now finds himself at a crossroads where only one thing is certain: someone must die.

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

SWEET TOOTH #16

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

It's war! Jepperd's army storms the militia gates and all hell breaks loose. But can he control the forces he's set into motion – or will their frenzy destroy Gus before they can even be reunited? The action kicks into high gear, and the world of Sweet Tooth will never be the same.

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

THE UNWRITTEN #20

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

Tom's search for the source of his father's power has been hampered by the fact that he doesn't know what it looks like or what it can do. But he's about to experience it first-hand! As the cabal unleashes a new threat and Tom's relationship with his friends goes through some more-than-unexpected changes, this may be the worst time to play with fire . . .

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

VERTIGO RESURRECTED: HELLBLAZER #1

Written by Garth Ennis and Jason Aaron, art by Steve Dillon and Sean Murphy, cover by Glenn Fabry.

Four of the industry's biggest stars take on John Constantine in two hard-to-find 2-part stories! First up reprints Hellblazer #57 and #58 – the long out-of-print tale from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's character-defining as Constantine and Chas confront some very macabre tests on human cadavers. Next is a story from Hellblazer #245 and #246 by new superstars Jason Aaron and Sean Murphy following a doomed documentary crew exploring the mystery behind what happened to Mucous Membrane – Constantine's former punk band.

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on Dec. 15.

VERTIGO RESURRECTED: WINTER'S EDGE #1

Written by Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, Garth Ennis and more, art by Paul Pope, Dave Gibbons and Sean Phillips, cover by Philip Bond.

In time for the frigid depths of winter are ten previously uncollected short stories from the pages of Vertigo's Winter Edge -- the timeless Vertigo title that featured comics' most select and sensational creators tackling the imprint's most enduring characters. Featuring The Endless, Swamp Thing, John Constantine and Tim Hunter in stories by Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, Dave Gibbons, Garth Ennis, Paul Pope and many, many more!

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on Dec. 1.



JOHNNY DC TITLES

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2

Written by Sholly Fisch, art and cover by Rick Burchett.

When the Psycho-Pirate hurls Gotham into an abyss of its darkest emotions, even Batman is trapped in deepest despair. Only Captain Marvel can help The Dark Knight save the city. But to do it, Captain Marvel will have to use his own greatest power – the power of hope!

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

TINY TITANS/LITTLE ARCHIE #3

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

The crossover event of the millennium takes a turn for the magical as Sabrina the Witch and Raven take center stage, causing everything in the world of the Tiny Titans and Little Archie to get mixed up more than ever! And Veronica finally brings the other little kid with an “R" on his shirt home to meet her father. Can Robin's utility belt help him in this kind of situation? And who is responsible for that mess in the Batcave? Archie can't blame the penguins this time!

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

TINY TITANS #35

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

Tiny Titans from Multiple Earths! It's a crisis! Or is it? When the Tiny Titans discover a "mirror" universe, they have to figure out if the new Mirror Titans are friends or foes. Or do they just want a bowl of Aqua-Oh's? Don't let their opposite colors confuse you! Aw yeah, multiples!

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

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #55

Written by Kelley Puckett, Jason Bischoff, Rex Ogle and Aaron Williams, art by Mike Cavallaro, Min S. Ku and others, cover by Ku.

It's the holidays and Rex is thinking about family…or his lack thereof. But there's no time for melancholy when Biowulf attacks! Also, Ben 10 is bound and determined to get the season's hottest video game – and no one and nothing will stop him!

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

LOONEY TUNES #193

Written by Bill Matheny, art by Dave Alvarez, cover by Scott Gross.

Beaky Buzzard is famished. The good news is: Daffy Duck is on hand to help, and he's got the perfect meal. The bad news is: the meal is Bugs Bunny!

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

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #4

Written by Scott Gross, art and cover by Gross.

It's Scooby and Shaggy's dream come true: they've got the run of a bakery! Unfortunately, their sweet paradise is haunted. This is one mystery they're hungry to solve!

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

MAD SPECIAL: SPY VS. SPY #1

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

The Cold War may be over, but their rivalry lives on in the pages of MAD Magazine and on the new MAD show now airing on Cartoon Network! Now, MAD celebrates everyone's favorite Black and White spies with this Special featuring the best of Spy vs. Spy cartoonists Antonio Prohias and Peter Kuper -- plus new Spy stories from some of today's hottest cartoonists!

56 pages, $5.99, in stores on Nov. 10.

MAD MAGAZINE #507

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots.

Relive the most ridiculous moments of 2010 with the MAD 20, listing the dumbest people, events and things of the year! Will YOU make the cut? Fat chance!

56 pages, $5.99, in stores on Dec. 8.



DC UNIVERSE TITLES

BATMAN: HUSH UNWRAPPED DELUXE EDITION HC

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

A new, unprecedented edition of the classic Batman epic featuring the art of comics superstar Jim Lee in pencil form for the first time ever, giving comics connoisseurs the chance to study a true master of the form at his best! This amazing new hardcover presents Jim Lee's artwork in pencil form, with lettering and in black and white. Relive the thrilling mystery of the best-selling Batman: Hush as Batman sets out to discover the identity of a mysterious mastermind using The Joker, The Riddler, Ra's al Ghul and the Dark Knight's other enemies – and allies – as pawns in a plan to wreak havoc.

320 pages, black and white, $39.99, in stores on Feb. 15.

BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Chris Sprouse, Frazer Irving, Ryan Sook, Yanick Paquette, Lee Garbett, Georges Jeanty, Karl Story and Mick Gray, cover by Andy Kubert.

Grant Morrison's best-selling multipart Batman epic continues with this collection of the six-issue miniseries!Witness Bruce Wayne's adventures across time as he is swept through the time stream, from the ancient days that predate history itself through epics set in the times of pirates and the Old West, through his triumphant return to present day Gotham City!

224 pages, $29.99, in stores on Feb. 2.

BATMAN: THE JOKER'S ASYLUM VOL. 2 TP

Written by Landry Walker, Peter Calloway, Mike Raicht, James Patrick and Kevin Shinck, art by Bill Sienkiewicz, Clayton Henry, David Yardin, Joe Quinones, Keith Giffen and Kelley Jones, cover by Ryan Sook.

Five dark tales narrated by The Joker spotlight The Riddler, Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter, Clayface and Killer Croc that give readers an inside look into the insane lives of Batman's greatest adversaries.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 12.

BATMAN VS. THE UNDEAD TP

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

Batman fights alongside the vampire Dimeter to stop a horde of reanimated corpses in a dark adventure from Batman Confidential #44-48. Doctor Herbert Combs has escaped from Arkham Asylum -- and now he's heading to New Orleans to raise the dead. The only ones who can stop him are Dimeter -- and The Dark Knight.

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 26.

DOOM PATROL: BROTHERHOOD TP

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

These new adventures find the Doom Patrol facing off against a pandimensional wrecking crew who have come to Oolong Island looking for something specific – and the Doom Patrol had better find it while there's still an island left in these tales from issues #7-13 of their new series!

168 pages, $17.99, in stores on Jan. 12.

FRACTION TP

Written by David Tischman, art and cover by Timothy Green II.

The cult-favorite 2004 series is collected in its entirety for the first time! Fraction stars four tough young men from Philly's mean streets who pull off a drunken robbery. What they end up stealing are the components to a high-tech suit of battle armor. How far will each of them go to use the armor for his own purposes?

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

THE FLASH: THE DASTARDLY DEATH OF THE ROGUES HC

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Francis Manapul and Scott Kolins, cover by Manapul.

The Fastest Man Alive must solve the murder of one of his greatest villains and protect his other foes from an elusive killer in this hardcover pulled from The Flash #1-6 and The Flash Secret Files 2010! Racing out of Blackest Night, The Flash returns to his life in Central City – but when one of his Rogues Gallery of foes turns up murdered under mysterious circumstances, it's up to The Fastest Man Alive to solve this bizarre crime and protect those who are targeted by the elusive killer.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on Feb. 9.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL HC

Written by J.T. Krul, art by Diogenes Neves, Mike Mayhew, Fabrizio Fiorentino and others, cover by Mayhew.

The Justice League of America must hunt down Green Arrow for murdering the villain Prometheus in this hardcover collecting Justice League: Rise And Fall Special, Green Arrow #31-32 and The Rise of Arsenal #1-4! Green Arrow has become a fugitive after killing the villain Prometheus for destroying Star City and murdering the daughter of his former sidekick, Arsenal. Now, the Justice League of America must hunt down their former teammate while Arsenal must come to grips with the losses of both his daughter and his arm at the hands of Prometheus.

224 pages, $24.99, in stores on Feb. 23.

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 5 TP

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Bill Willingham, Bart Sears, Mike McKone and others, cover by Bart Sears.

In this new volume collecting Justice League International Annual #2-3 and Justice League Europe #1-6, the team is reborn as Justice League International, featuring The Flash, Power Girl, Metamorpho, Animal Man and The Elongated Man.

240 pages, $19.99, in stores on Jan. 19.

THE QUESTION: PIPELINE TP

Written by Greg Rucka, art and cover by Cully Hamner.

Greg Rucka returns to write the adventures of Renee Montoya – the character he helped transform into The Question – as a gun-running scheme threatens Gotham City in stories from Detective Comics #854-863. Features the art of Cully Hamner (RED)!

128 pages, $14.99, in stores on Jan. 26.

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY BOOK TWO HC

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Pascal Ferry, Yanick Paquette, Doug Mahnke, Frazer Irving, Ryan Sook, J.H. Williams III and others, cover by Ryan Sook.

Collecting the second half of Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers epic in hardcover for the first time! Collects Mister Mireacle #1-4, Buleteer #1-4, Zatanna #4, Klarion #4, Frankenstein #1-4 and Seven Soldiers of Victory #1.

400 pages, $39.99, in stores on Feb. 23.

SECRET SIX: CAT'S IN THE CRADLE TP

Written by Gail Simone, art by J. Calafiore, R.B. Silva and Alexandre Palamaro, cover by Daniel Luvisi.

In these stories from issues #19-24 of the new series, Thomas Blake – a.k.a. Catman – heads to Africa to find the three men who kidnapped his long lost son, while Catman leaves a trail of destruction in his wake that threatens to destroy the Secret Six once and for all.

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

DC COMICS PRESENTS: T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1

Written by Wallace Woods, Steve Skeates and others, art by Wood, Gil Kane, Steve Ditko and others, cover by Wood.

As DC's new T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS series gets under way, relive these legendary tales from T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS #1, 2 and 7! The origins of the team's members, the death of a lead character, and more!

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on Dec. 29.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN BEYOND #1

Written by Hilary Bader, art by Min S. Ku, Rick Burchett and others, cover by Brian Stelfreeze.

Blast into the future of Gotham City with these tales from Batman Beyond #13, 14, 21 and 22, as Terry McGinnis teams up with Barbara Gordon, Etrigan the Demon, the Green Lantern of the future, Big Barda and more!

96 pages, $7.99, in stores on Dec. 1.





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