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BATMAN #639
Written by Judd Winick
Art and Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Matt Wagner
The identity of the Red Hood has been revealed – now a new story arc
begins! But what other villains lurk in the Gotham night? Shocking
revelations and age-old enemies make Part 1 of “Family Reunion” a
can’t-miss!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #805
Written by David Lapham and Jon Lewis
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and Jeff Parker
Cover by Lapham
In Part 5 of the 12-part “City of Crime,” Batman’ must find Mr.
Freeze’s hideout before a young girl and a priest die! But can Batman
contend with an army of inhuman freaks looking for a fight? Plus,
“Exit Menu” by Jon Lewis and Jeff Parker!
On sale April 6 :: 40 pages :: $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #64
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Poison Ivy is desperate to cure herself of her abilities before anyone
else gets killed. Batman is eager to help, but Hush wants her killer
powers to remain. And as the power struggle rages, more bodies are
turning up!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1 (of 6)
Written by Paul Jenkins
Art and Jae Lee
Cover by Sean Phillips
“…man is not truly one, but truly two.”
— R.L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Never has that been better demonstrated than in Batman’s conflicted
foe Two-Face, the subject of the new 6-issue miniseries BATMAN: JEKYLL
& HYDE by writer Paul Jenkins (Peter Parker: Spider-Man)! Expressing
the dual nature of the villain, the miniseries will feature visuals by
two distinct artists: Jae Lee (Inhumans) illustrates issues #1-3,
while Sean Phillips (SLEEPER) draws issues #4-6!
JEKYLL & HYDE is a story of duality that examines how one man can
seemingly harbor two souls, each bent on the other’s destruction. But
who is more honest: the man who acknowledges his dark side or the man
who suppresses it?
Don’t miss this terrifying tale of Two-Face’s past and present, as he
battles with himself — and the Batman! For a signed edition, see the
Dynamic Forces of Previews
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Edited by Mike Carlin

BATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP
Written by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, and others
Art by Bob Kane, Dick Giordano, Alan Davis, and others
Cover by Jim Balent & Bill Sienkiewicz
A spine-tingling new collection spotlighting the greatest moments of
the Scarecrow! Featuring eight stories spanning more than 60 years,
from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #3 (1941) to BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #23
(2002)!
On sale April 27 :: 176 pages :: $19.99 US

BATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend
Cover by Matt Wagner
Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP! This collection
features the terrifying story originally presented in BATMAN #626-630,
pitting Batman against the Scarecrow and the Scarebeast! Plus, a bonus
sketchbook section by Dustin Nguyen.
On sale April 27 :: 128 pages :: $12.95 US :: RELIST

BATGIRL #63
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Deathstroke is back! Batgirl has been a thorn in the Penguin’s side
since she arrived in Blüdhaven. Now Gotham City’s dirtiest bird is
bringing in the biggest gun at his disposal to remove her once and for
all. His name is Deathstroke — and he never misses his target!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #190
Written by J. Torres
Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Part 1 of a new 2-part adventure! Batman is on the run from the law.
And what looks like a series of petty crimes committed by Mr. Freeze
quickly becomes a much more serious situation, once Batman learns
Freeze has nothing to live for…
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

BATMAN: FACES TP
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Wagner
Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1, this tale
spotlights the maniacal Two-Face! Enraged by his own isolation, Harvey
Dent attempts to create a country of deformed men.But when a simple
blackmail investigation leads Batman to discover his former ally's mad
scheme, Two-Face's pursuit of power is quickly ended.
On sale April 20 :: 96 pages :: $9.95 US :: RELIST

BATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE TP — NEW EDITION
Written by Sam Hamm
Art by Denys Cowan & Dick Giordano
Cover by Walter Simonson
A stunning new edition of a classic trade paperback collecting
DETECTIVE COMICS #598-600 written by Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm!
Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this
tale that leaves him in a wheelchair!
On sale April 20 :: 160 pages :: $14.99 US

NIGHTWING #107
Written by Devin Grayson
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks
Featuring the new NIGHTWING creative team of writer Devin Grayson and
artists Phil Hester & Ande Parks (GREEN ARROW)! Dick has left
Blüdhaven, and the only people he can trust are those who’d kill him
if they knew his secrets. He’s in over his head, alone, and it’s only
going to get more dangerous!
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

CATWOMAN #42
Written by Matteo Casali
Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Paul Gulacy & Palmiotti
Catwoman’s efforts to stop a serial murderer targeting prostitutes has
led her to a Brazilian mobster running illegal dog fights out of the
East End. But the trail ends there, and Selina now has two threats to
stop — before Holly gets killed!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL #30
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Michael Lark
Allen and Montoya have traveled to Keystone City to save Officer
Andrew Kelly, who’s been transformed into a terrible monster. But
their efforts may be for naught, as Kelly continues to evolve into
something increasingly horrific — and unstoppable.
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil, and others
Art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, and others
Cover by Alex Ross
In time for the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman
Begins, a collection of some of the Dark Knight's finest adventures!
This volume contains stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (1939), BATMAN
#5 (1941), BATMAN #62 (1950), and more!
On sale April 13 :: 192 pages :: $19.99 US

[If this is the same collection as from a decade or two ago, then it's
well worth the $20. It offered a decent retrospective on all the
various bat-eras.]

ROBIN #137
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Giuseppe Camumcoli & Sandra Hope
Cover by Pop Mhan
Like Batgirl, Robin has had a target on his back since he moved to
Blüdhaven, courtesy of the Penguin. Now, Tim Drake must face down the
Rising Sun Archer and the Dark Rider! But who’s lurking in the alleys,
and why does he have an interest in the Boy Wonder?
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

ACTION COMICS #826
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund
Get ready for a spectacular 3-part story that brings together the Man
of Steel and Captain Marvel! “Lightning Strikes,” which runs through
the core Superman titles in April, is written by award-winner Judd
Winick (BATMAN, OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and features art by Ian
Churchill (SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19, The Coven) & Norm Rapmund! In Part 1,
the wizard Shazam makes Captain Marvel aware of a great evil awakened
in Metropolis and seeking Superman. On its path to the Man of Steel,
it drives the citizens of Metropolis to insanity. How can Superman
stop the madness? Will he need the help of Captain Marvel and the
power of Shazam?
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund
Part 2 of the 3-part “Lightning Strikes” bringing together Superman
and Captain Marvel by the team of Winick, Churchill & Rapmund!
Superman confronts the evil force plaguing Metropolis. What will
Superman do when some of those closest to him turn against him?
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

SUPERMAN #216
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund
The thrilling conclusion of the 3-part “Lightning Strikes!” The final
confrontation among heroes! The great evil turns Superman against
Captain Marvel. Can any force on Earth stop this?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #20
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines
The original superstar team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness return for
what's sure to be the most talked-about story of the year! This issue
kicks off the stunning 6-part “With a Vengeance,” as Superman and
Batman confront The Maximums! Can the World's Finest pair take on a
squad of revenge-seeking Super-Heroes who are on the hunt for the
murderer of one of their teammates? Things are sure to heat up fast,
because the two people at the top of their suspect list are Batman and
Superman! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of
Previews.
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH TP
Written by Dennis O’Neil, Jim Shooter and others
Art by Curt Swan, Dick Dillin, Dan Jurgens and others
Cover by Alex Ross
A thrilling collection of some of the greatest races between the Man
of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster, from SUPERMAN #199, THE FLASH
#175, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #198, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #199, DC
COMICS PRESENTS #1-2, and more!
On sale April 13 :: 208 pages :: $19.99 US

LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #2 (of 5)
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Lee Bermejo
The miniseries teaming acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello with red-hot
artist Lee Bermejo continues! Lex Luthor doesn’t like problems, but
it’s clear he loves to solve them. And it’s his top-secret solution to
ridding Metropolis of his biggest problem — Superman — that may see
Luthor triumph once and for all!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

ADAM STRANGE #8 (of 8)
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Pascal Ferry
Adam Strange's star-spanning adventure comes to its deadly conclusion!
But the end of Adam's struggle is only the beginning of the greatest
threat the universe has ever seen. Get ready for the opening salvos of
the Rann/Thanagar War, which continues in a major miniseries later in
2005!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

[DC's best DC Universe series launch of the past year. I doubt I'd get
the mentioned war spinoff unless it's by the same creative team.]

AQUAMAN #29
Written by John Arcudi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy
A rush of applications for GeneTech’s water-breather gene therapy
leads to chaos! Aquaman goes to the JLA to gain leverage against
GeneTech, but finds the group in the middle of its own problems as the
Themyscira crisis heats up! And Malrey is badly hurt in battle with
Conger!
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

BLOODHOUND #10
Written by Dan Jolley
Art by Leonard Kirk & Robin Riggs
Cover by Dave Johnson
It’s the end of the line for Travis Clevenger as DC’s brutal new hero
finds himself outmatched by the martial-arts master Zeiss. While a
small town bursts into flames around him, can the ’Hound triumph one
last time? No punches are pulled in this blood-soaked final issue!
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #81
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad
A new era begins with the debut of art team Joe Bennett (HAWKMAN,
Captain America & The Falcon) & Jack Jadson and cover artist Adriana
Melo (ROSE & THORN)! Huntress has gone AWOL, and you’ll be shocked at
where she turns up! Who’s taking her place next to Canary on a
dangerous mission to Singapore? None other than Wildcat, as “The
Battle Within” begins!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

BLOOD OF THE DEMON #2
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer
Art by Byrne & Nekros
Cover by Byrne
The action-packed new series heats up as Etrigan is no longer under
Jason Blood’s control! Now he’s on a rampage, using his supernatural
powers to wreak vengeance on everything from mystical forces to mere
muggers…and the sheer diabolical force with which he goes after them
will shock you!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TEAM-UP ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Bob Haney and Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Alex Toth, Ramona Fradon and others
Cover by George Roussos
A classic new Archive Edition collecting THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #50-56
and 59 (Nov 1963-May 1965), featuring the unforgettable pairings of
Green Arrow & The Martian Manhunter, The Flash & The Atom, and more!
Plus, an introduction by Michael Uslan.
On sale April 6 :: 224 pages :: $49.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD ANNUAL #1 (1969)
Written by Bob Haney, Jack Kirby and Dave Kaler
Art by Carmine Infantino, Steve Ditko, Kirby, and others
Cover by Dick Giordano
Reoffered to coincide with THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TEAM-UP ARCHIVES
VOL. 1, a "lost" 80-Page giant presenting classic team-ups of Martian
Manhunter & Green Arrow, Batman & the Flash, Captain Atom &
Nightshade, and more!
On sale April 6 :: 80 pages :: $5.95 US :: RELIST

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 2 TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Cooke
Darwyn Cooke's epic chronicle of DC's Silver Age concludes in this
volume collecting issues #4-6 of the miniseries! It’s a mystery in
space as Superman, the Suicide Squad, and the Challengers of the
Unknown encounter a frightening extraterrestrial lifeform! This volume
also features sketchbook material by Cooke!
On sale April 6 :: 208 pages :: $19.99 US

[I guess they really want those 4 extra cents.]

DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Cooke
Reoffered to coincide with DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 2, a volume
containing the first three issues of the classic miniseries that takes
readers on a journey from the end of the Golden Age to the genesis of
a bold new heroic era in the late 1950s!
On sale April 6 :: 208 pages :: $19.95 US :: RELIST

DAY OF VENGEANCE #1 (of 6)
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Walter Simonson
Spinning out of the events of March’s DC COUNTDOWN, a reality-bending
6-issue miniseries from writer Bill Willingham (ROBIN, FABLES) and
artists Justiniano & Walden Wong (THE HUMAN RACE)! Ragman finds
himself at the magical core of the DCU, where he finds himself aligned
with an unlikely ally: The Enchantress! Together, they must face down
a foe who has sworn to wipe out all magic…The Spectre! For a signed
edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US :: Edited by Joey Cavalieri

BREACH #4
Written by Bob Harras
Art by Marcos Martin & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Martin
Guest-starring the JLA! Breach’s battle in South Africa against the
agents of Kobra has attracted Superman, Batman and Martian Manhunter
to investigate. But friction and mistrust between the heroes and
Breach leads to blows — and allows a tragedy to occur.
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

DOOM PATROL #11
Written by John Byrne
Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Byrne
Guest-starring Metamorpho! More about Nudge and Grunt’s bizarre life
together before the Doom Patrol is revealed! Plus, witness the origin
of the Chief, as Niles Caulder’s past comes back to haunt him —
literally!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

THE FLASH #221
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Howard Porter & Livesay
In Part 2 of the 6-part “Rogue War,” The Flash continues his efforts
to prevent Captain Cold and his Rogues from tearing apart Chicago! But
a wrench is thrown into the works, and the true war is about to
explode! Meanwhile, Linda is visited by an old but unwelcome friend…
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

FIRESTORM #12
Written by Dan Jolley
Art and cover by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull
Cover by Matt Haley
With the original Firestorm alive in the mindscape, Jason is in the
battle of his life against the augmented Multiplex and Typhoon! It all
comes to a head as the mysterious villain who’s pulled them all
together is revealed!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Darwyn Cooke, Ethan Van Sciver, Dave Gibbons, Patrick Gleason,
Prentis Rollins, and others
Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER) teams with REBIRTH writer Geoff
Johns for the lead story of an extra-sized Special setting the stage
for the debut of May’s GREEN LANTERN ongoing series! In the lead
story, Hal Jordan relives some of the most meaningful flights in his
life, joined by an unexpected partner. Rounding out the issue are the
prelude to GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH (by Johns, Van Sciver and Rollins)
previously found only in the pages of Wizard; plus profiles of Hal
Jordan, his enemies, allies, and more! For a signed edition, see the
Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
On sale April 20 :: 48 pages :: $4.99 US

DEADSHOT #5 (of 5)
Written by Christos N. Gage
Art by Steven Cummings & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Mike Zeck & Jerry Ordway
It’s a showdown against half the villains of the DCU as the 5-part
miniseries reaches an explosive conclusion! The bad news? They want
Deadshot dead! The good news? The fight is on his turf!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW: CITY WALLS TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Phil Hester, Manuel Garcia, Ande Parks and Steve Bird
Cover by Marcus Martin & Alvaro Lopez
A thrilling new trade paperback collecting GREEN ARROW #32 and #34-39!
Green Arrow must marshal the most unlikely army of all to save Star
City — and the world — from a demonic threat. But the consequences may
be worse than the problem!
On sale April 27 :: 160 pages :: $12.99 US

GREEN ARROW: STRAIGHT SHOOTER TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks
Cover by Matt Wagner
Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW: CITY WALLS, a trade collecting
GREEN ARROW #26-31! When Green Arrow discovers corporate corruption in
Star City, he goes after those responsible. The last thing he expects
is a fight with a 3-ton ogre!
On sale April 27 :: 144 pages :: $12.95 US :: RELIST

GREEN ARROW #49
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos
Cover by James Jean
Arsenal has been kidnapped by the assassin Drakon! The only way Green
Arrow can save Arsenal is to find the people paying for the killer’s
work. And even Ollie will be surprised to find out the true identity
of the man behind the curtain!
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

HAWKMAN #39
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose
Cover by Ryan Sook
Hawkman is missing, and Hawkgirl is on the hunt for those responsible!
Things go from bad to worse when the master hypnotist Thought Terror
arrives with revenge on his mind! Plus, a final page that must be seen
to be believed!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

THE HUMAN RACE #2 (of 7)
Written by Ben Raab
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Justiniano
The unique miniseries continues as young Ulysses has joined the
conspiracy of wildly powered individuals whose sworn duty is to
protect the human race from outside mutations! But he may have been
recruited for more reasons than he realizes…
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

IDENTITY CRISIS #1-7 Final printings
Written by Brad Meltzer
Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair
Covers by Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald
The best-selling IDENTITY CRISIS returns for a final run of single
issues before this autumn’s much-anticipated collected edition! These
new printings feature the original cover art with black borders.
IDENTITY CRISIS #1: Beginning the final series of printings of this
sought-after miniseries! A murder mystery takes flight in this
stunning issue!
Final Printing :: On sale April 6 :: 48 pages :: $3.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS #2: In the aftermath of devastating loss, the JLA
revisits a deep, dark secret of their collective past.
Final Printing :: On sale April 6 :: 40 pages :: $3.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS #3: It’s a knock-down, drag-out battle between
Deathstroke and the JLA as murders continue to rock the DCU!
Final Printing :: On sale April 13 :: 40 pages :: $3.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS #4: Lois Lane finds herself the target of a threat!
Who can possibly know this much about the super-heroes’ loved ones?
Final Printing :: On sale April 13 :: 40 pages :: $3.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS #5: Another hero suffers a personal loss as the stakes
are raised!
Final Printing :: On sale April 20 :: 40 pages :: $3.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS #6: From the start, he’s been on the case, sifting
through clues. He’s the World’s Greatest Detective — now it’s time for
Batman to prove it.
Final Printing :: On sale April 20 :: 40 pages :: $3.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS #7: It’s the shocking conclusion to the most
talked-about comic book event of the year!
Final Printing :: On sale April 27 :: 40 pages :: $3.99 US

JLA #113
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Ron Garney & Dan Green Cover by Garney
Part 7 of the 8-part “Syndicate Rules!” A divided JLA must face the
full power of the most dangerous weapon ever devised by the Weaponers
of Qward, with the CSA waiting to destroy the survivors. But a sudden
threat to the Crime Syndicate's own world may change the game
completely...
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #6
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art and cover by Kevin Maguire & Josef Rubinstein
Part 3 of the 6-part “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!”
Booster Gold has accidentally banished half of the “Super Buddies” to
Hell for all eternity, and now it’s time for them to learn their fate
— from none other than The Demon!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

JSA #72
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne
Cover by Alex Ross
Alex Ross contributes a stunning cover for the conclusion of the the
5-part “JSA/JSA!” The teams come together to stop Degaton’s horrible
plans. But what “secret weapon” must they face, and how will the JSA
of tomorrow help save the JSA of yesterday?
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #10 (of 12)
Written by Joe Kelly
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
In the wake of their battle with Aftermath, the Elite must regroup!
One team member is a double agent. One is dead. One has been locked up
for murder. And another has lost her mind. Now Manchester Black has
brought Eve to London…to wipe it off the face of the Earth!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert
Cover by Kitson
The red-hot new series by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson & Art Thibert
continues! On the edge of the universe, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl
come across a deadly super-powered team that may be the harbinger of a
threat that will being the entire United Planets down.
On sale April 27 :: 40 pages :: $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #9
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Jesus Saiz
Red-hot artist Manuel Garcia (Mystique) steps in for a 6-issue story
arc as Manhunter goes up against the mind-bending powers of Phobia —
and someone begins stalking Manhunters from the past!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

OUTSIDERS #23
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Shawn Moll & Kevin Conrad
Cover by Doug Mahnke
Guest artists Shawn Moll and Kevin Conrad come aboard for “Lockdown” —
a story only acclaimed writer Judd Winick could tell! The Outsiders
are trapped in their own headquarters as they try to uncover the
traitor in their midst. What happens when seven trapped super-heroes
stop being polite and start getting real?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

THE OMAC PROJECT #1 (of 6)
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Jose Ladrónn
Spinning from the events of DC COUNTDOWN and IDENTITY CRISIS, a
crackerjack thriller by Greg Rucka (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER
WOMAN) comes to life in the brooding, gorgeous art of Jesus Saiz
(MANHUNTER) in a 6-issue miniseries featuring covers by Jose Ladrónn
that can't be missed!
Every hero and villain in the DCU is under the gaze of an unbelievably
powerful spy satellite. It's a technological marvel that answers to
only one person — and he's got plans for it that are completely
unknown to the superspy organization he controls: Checkmate!
In a world where men can fly and melt metal with their eyes, there's
now an army created specifically as an answer to them: a One Man Army
Corps. Batman and an old ally are about to learn the chilling truth
behind the OMAC Project — but will they work with or against each
other?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US :: Edited by Joan Hilty

[More importantly, will he have a mohawk? I'm more interested in this
than most other DC launches. It would seem to play to Rucka's
strengths.]

RICHARD DRAGON #12
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
In the pulse-pounding series finale, Richard Dragon is forced to
battle his deadliest enemy — and the love of his life! With the lords
and minions of Hell looking on, DC’s greatest martial artists partake
in the ultimate battle: Richard Dragon versus Lady Shiva — to the
death! Final issue.
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

THE QUESTION #6 (of 6)
Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Tommy Lee Edwards
The finale of the critically acclaimed miniseries! Vic Sage uncovers
the gruesome murder at the Science Spire construction site, only to be
ambushed by Minos and his heavily armed cohorts! But what of the plans
for the Science Spire and its connection to Superman?
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

SOLO #4
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art by Chaykin
Howard Chaykin goes it alone in SOLO #4! Taking a page from William
Gaines' E.C. Comics, Chaykin delivers six spine-tingling and
thought-provoking tales guaranteed to entice and entertain! Chaykin
revisits the old West in "Tall in the Saddle;" heads to the future in
the science-fiction epic “Upgrades;” plays a World War II jazz tune in
“The Last Time I Saw Paris;” shows the terror of urban violence with
“Bad Blood;” and infiltrates the spy genre with “Breaking and
Entering.” Chaykin even guest-stars in his own story, the
autobiographical yarn simply titled “Horrors.” Turn the pages if you
dare — it's time for Howard Chaykin to go SOLO!
On sale April 27 :: 48 pages :: $4.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1 (of 4)
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Frazer Irving
Grant Morrison is joined by artist Frazer Irving (Necronauts, THE
AUTHORITY) for another amazing bimonthly 4-part miniseries in the
SEVEN SOLDIERS saga!
Deep in the bowels of a subterranean city, young dissenter Klarion and
his cat familiar Teekl have been hand-picked as potential recruits to
the Submissionary Order, a group made up of brutal lawgivers who
maintain order with the help of their familiars. But Klarion's nature
is to rebel against the powers-that-be, which isn’t a good idea in
such a tightly controlled society — one in which people who don't
conform are swiftly judged and burned at the stake!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Edited by Peter Tomasi

SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #1 (of 4)
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Ryan Sook & Mick Gray
Cover by Sook
The mind-bending SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues with another intriguing
bimonthly 4-issue miniseries by puppet-master Grant Morrison and
artists Ryan Sook (ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL) & Mick Gray (PROMETHEA)
that introduces Zatanna! The sorceress attempts to boost her profile
by taking part in a reality TV show that sees her undergoing a
rigorous detox on a lush island near Themyscira! Here, Zatanna tries
to get her head together and figure out what to do with her life.
She's come to an emotional impasse as her magical powers are waning,
resulting in an obsession with finding her father's lost magical
journals hoping they contain the secrets she needs of his black art.
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Edited by Peter Tomasi

SPACE GHOST #6 (of 6)
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Ariel Olivetti
Cover by Alex Ross
The miniseries that has everyone talking concludes with a bang! Space
Ghost’s most desperate enemy forms a pact with the creature who’s
sworn to destroy the entire human race! Can Space Ghost protect the
galaxy without being destroyed by his need for revenge?
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #23
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Mike McKone & Marlo Alquiza
The 3-part IDENTITY CRISIS follow-up tale “Lights Out” concludes as a
legion of Teen Titans engage in a final battle with Doctor Light! But
Cyborg’s contingency plan may fall apart before it’s even put
together, and the new Speedy learns firsthand what it means to be a
Titan when she discovers Doctor Light’s secret!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US

WONDER WOMAN #215
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Rags Morales & Michael Bair
Cover by J.G. Jones
The IDENTITY CRISIS art team of Rags Morales & Michael Bair joins
writer Greg Rucka for Part 1 of a 3-part story that takes Wonder Woman
from the streets of New York to the Land of the Dead! In “Tartarus,”
the goddess Athena sends Wonder Woman on a journey to retrieve
something believed lost to the Olympian Gods forever. Joined by Wonder
Girl and Ferdinand the minotaur, Wonder Woman must face unimagined
peril to complete her mission. But should she succeed, what will Diana
ask in return from the all-seeing Goddess of Wisdom? Plus, a hint of
the fate of Donna Troy is revealed as an exciting new chapter in the
saga of the Amazing Amazon begins!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #8
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong
The Question’s convinced there’s a mind-controlled traitor in the
Justice League and sets out to investigate. Of course, no one on the
team takes him seriously. Can he get to the bottom of the mystery
before the League’s secrets are compromised?
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #8
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda
Reflecting the hit cartoon on Kids’ WB! Gotham City’s never been
hotter, which can only mean one thing: Firefly’s back! Will Batman be
able to stop this pyromaniac before Gotham’s reduced to ash?
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #18
Written by J. Torres
Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Sean Galloway
Larry the Titan returns! But the magic imp accidentally frees the
super-deformed Titans from the margins of the comic book page and lets
them roam free among the “real” world. How will the Titans convince
their mini-doppelgangers to return where they belong?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #8
Written by Jim Alexander, Jesse McCann, Sholly Fisch and Tom Warburton
Art by Kim Arndt, Robert R. Smith, Mike Kazaleh, Gary Fields, Scott
Underwood and Angus Bungay Cover by Robert Pope
The Kids Next Door mobilize against an Earth-freezing menace in
“Operation S.N.O.W.G.L.O.B.E.!” Plus, dental hysterics with Cow &
Chicken. Boot camp with Billy & Mandy. And more!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #125
Written by Earl Kress
Art by David Alvarez & Walter Carzon
Cover by Walter Carzon & Ruben Torreiro
Sylvester chases Tweety down a rabbit hole that leads to Wackyland!
Don’t miss this spectacular 125th issue featuring everyone from Bugs
Bunny to the Last Dodo!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

POWERPUFF GIRLS #61
Written by Ivan Velez, Jr., Abby Denson and Amy Rogers
Art by Phil Moy, Ricardo Garcia Fuentes, Christopher Cook, and Mike
DeCarlo
Cover by Moy
Heads up, readers — little Bubbles just got too tall for Townsville!
How will the Girls shrink their sister back down to size?
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #95
Written by John Rozum, Jennifer Moore and Sean Carolan
Art by Joe Staton & Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Staton
A freaky cyber-spook plays cat-and-mousepad with Scooby and Shaggy!
Plus, lessons on how to be a detective from the whole Mystery Inc.
gang!
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US

MAD #453
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
Don’t be an April Fool — buy this issue of MAD! Chock-full of the
hilarity you’ve come to know and love!
On sale April 6 :: 48 pages :: Color & B&W :: $3.50 US

ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 8 TP
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini
Art by Wendy Pini & Joe Staton Cover by Wendy Pini
Another thrilling installment in the saga, collecting ELFQUEST: SIEGE
AT BLUE MOUNTAIN #4-6 in digest form with a new cover by Wendy Pini! A
Wolfrider child is kidnapped and delivered to Winnowill. Could the
cubling be the key to her plan to rid the world of the elfin tribe?
And how will mad Two-Edge tip the scales?
On sale April 27 :: 5" x 7.362" :: 208 pages :: B&W :: $9.99 US

ELFQUEST: THE SEARCHER AND THE SWORD SC
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini
Art and cover by Wendy Pini
The first new ElfQuest materal in years, now available in a softcover
edition! In this stunning tale, the elves must adapt to a world
without the Troll smiths, who forged their weapons and tools.
Painfully aware of her human heritage, Shuna embarks on a quest to
unite elves and humans in peace.
On sale April 6 :: 96 pages :: $14.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 16 HC
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Eisner
THE WILL EISNER LIBRARY. A new volume collecting Spirit sections from
1/7/48-6/27/48! This edition includes the introduction or Powder Pouf,
the return of Silk Satin, and more. Featuring an introduction by movie
producer Michael Uslan.
On sale April 20 :: 216 pages :: $49.99 US

THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 15 HC
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Eisner
Reoffered to coincide with THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 16! Volume 15
reprints The Spirit newspaper sections published from 7/6/47 -
12/28/47, featuring the seductive P'Gell, The Octopus, a send up of
Li'l Abner, and more, plus an introduction by N.C. Christopher Couch,
co-author of THE WILL EISNER COMPANION.
On sale April 20 :: 196 pages :: $49.95 US :: RELIST

TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Matoh Sanami
CMX. From Matoh Sanami, the popular creator of Fake, comes a fantasy
featuring two sword-packing brothers who must find their father's
killer in war-torn ancient China. As they search for revenge, they’re
sidetracked into adventure, stumbling upon the secrets of their origin
while meeting up with plenty of weapon-wielding women and foes only
too happy to take them out before they finish their quest!
On sale April 27 :: 5" x 7.375" :: 200 pages :: B&W :: $9.99 US ::
TEEN

MADARA VOL. 3
Illustrated by Sho-u Tajima
Written by Eiji Otsuka
CMX. Amid the rubble following the explosion, Madara was nowhere to be
found. While Kaos and Kirin await Madara’s return, battles continue as
word spreads about a mighty warrior slaying Moki. Who is this
mysterious warrior? Has Madara returned, or is it someone else?
On sale April 6 :: 5" x 7.375" :: 200 pages :: B&W :: $9.99 US ::
MATURE READERS

LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Tsukuba Sakura
CMX. The thrilling tale of a girl with supernatural powers continues!
Through a careless mistake, the school doctor learns of Kanade’s
powers. But why is he so intent on stopping her from changing the
future? This volume also includes “In the Rain,” a bonus feature by
the same author.
On sale April 20 :: 5" x 7.375" :: 200 pages :: B&W :: $9.99 US :: ALL
AGES

FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Aoike Yasuko
CMX. In the latest volume of the classic series, the ever-hedonistic
Eroica and his counterpart Major Eberbach steal into Iran! Constant
putdowns continue from the Middle East to the icy cold of Europe,
where Eberbach is forced to hire Eroica. As always, young men are
seduced as a war erupts, friends are betrayed, and sexual preferences
are explored.
On sale April 13 :: 5" x 7.375" :: 224 pages :: B&W :: $9.99 US ::
TEEN

THE FOURTH POWER TP
Written and illustrated by Juan Gimenez
HUMANOIDS. A riveting space opera by Juan Gimenez (The Metabarons)! On
the war-ravaged planet Alpha Nebulae, a fighter pilot named Mega
learns that she’s in danger, for there are those who will stop at
nothing to control her — to control the Fourth Power!
On sale April 27 :: 7.375" x 10.1875" :: 136 pages :: $14.99 US ::
MATURE READERS

[I'll probably get this on the strength of Gimenez' Metabarons art
alone.]

MEGALEX VOL. 1 TP
Written by Alexandro Jodorowsky
Art and cover by Fred Beltran
HUMANOIDS. This volume collects the entire serialized story originally
presented in Metal Hurlant! A clone known as the Anomaly and the
freedom fighter Adamå fights to end the stranglehold of urban sprawl
the city of Megalex has over the world!
On sale April 13 :: 7.375" x 10.1875" :: 112 pages :: $14.99 US ::
MATURE READERS

BILAL LIBRARY: MEMORIES TP
Written and illustrated by Enki Bilal
HUMANOIDS. This stunning volume collects internationally acclaimed
writer/artist Enki Bilal’s two graphic novels Memories of Outer Space
and Memories of Other Times into one deluxe trade paperback!
Presenting some of his earliest works, every short story is written
and illustrated by Bilal as he creates surreal and fantastic worlds
with a science-fiction twist. “Belgrade-born Enki Bilal is one of
Europe's most important comics creators.” — Nick Brownlow,
NinthArt.com
On sale April 20 :: 7.375" x 10.1875" :: 144 pages :: $17.99 US ::
MATURE READERS

STRONTIUM DOG: THE EARLY CASES TP
Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant
Art and cover by Carlos Ezquerra
2000 A.D. A collection of action-packed adventures created by writers
John Wagner (BATMAN) and Alan Grant (LOBO) with art by Jidge Dredd
co-creator Carlos Ezquerra (ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE)!
On a future Earth following an atomic war, Strontium-90 fallout has
caused mutation amongst humans. These mutants are hated and feared by
“norms” and are forced to work in labor camps or for the Search and
Destroy bounty-hunting agency, known as the “Strontium Dogs.”
One such mutant is Johnny Alpha, a man gifted with eyes that can see
through nearly anything — even men’s minds! Now, in the first
collection of Alpha’s classic adventures, he meets a new partner,
battles vicious killers and takes a journey into Hell itself!
On sale April 6 :: 192 pages :: B&W :: $14.99 US

ROBO-HUNTER: DAY OF THE DROIDS TP
Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant
Art and cover by Ian Gibson
2000 A.D. Sam Slade returns for more hilarious adventures in this
second collection of classic stories! Sam’s hired for a strange case
by a robotic city councilor who soon turns up dead, and a “robot
union” wants Sam out of business!
On sale April 27 :: 160 pages :: B&W :: $14.99 US

THIRTEEN TP
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Andy Clarke
2000 A.D. An action-packed story by red-hot Mike Carey (LUCIFER) with
art by 2000 A.D. sensation Andy Clarke (SINISTER DEXTER)! When a
London punk with mild telekinetic powers discovers a black pearl that
increases his abilities to unbelievable levels, he thinks he’s struck
it rich. But the pearl's original owners want it back!
On sale April 13 :: 96 pages :: $12.99 US

[Anybody want to recommend any of the 2000AD stuff?]

THE AUTHORITY: KEV TP
Written by Garth Ennis
Art and cover by Glenn Fabry
A hilarious trade paperback collecting two stories: THE AUTHORITY: KEV
and the miniseries MORE KEV! Down-on-his-luck S.A.S. Corporal Kev
Hawkins's life has been an interesting mix of surprises and
disappointments — but nothing could prepare him for his repeated
run-ins with the super-hero team The Authority!
On sale April 6 :: 144 pages :: $14.99 US :: Mature Readers

[I got the initial one-shot but skipped the follow-up miniseries. I'll
probably get this.]

THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE HC
Written by John Ridley
Art and cover by Ben Oliver
Reoffered to coincide with THE AUTHORITY: KEV, a stunning hardcover in
which the President of the Unites States sets a plan in motion that
could very well destroy the Authority from the inside. And with an
unexpected threat from the future on Earth's doorstep, it could very
well mean global extinction!
On sale April 6 :: 96 pages :: $24.95 US :: Mature Readers :: RELIST

THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #7 (of 12)
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend
Cover by Nguyen
Jenny Quantum is about to discover just how weird being a Jenny really
is…and she’ll never be the same! With this journey of self-discovery,
she'll unlock the secrets behind who’s been manipulating the Authority
— and the revelation is astounding!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Mature Readers

LEGEND #3 (of 4)
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art and cover by Russ Heath
Torn by tragedy, Hugo questions his powers and wonders what his true
purpose really is. As a way of atoning, he enlists in the Army to help
his country during the Vietnam War. What will happen when he realizes
that he cannot help resolve the conflict even with all his powers?
On sale April 27 :: 48 pages :: $5.99 US :: Mature Readers

CITY OF TOMORROW #1 (of 6)
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art and cover by Chaykin
Howard Chaykin (LEGEND, MIGHTY LOVE, American Flagg) writes and
illustrates CITY OF TOMORROW, an imaginative new 6-issue miniseries
telling the story of Columbia, a planned utopian community of the
future!
Created a decade ago by renegade billionaire Eli Foyle, the artificial
island off the California coast offered winners of a citizenship
lottery the chance at a brighter tomorrow and a crime-free world. Life
in Columbia was a dream…for a while. At first, the problems seemed to
be no big deal — until it became clear that a virus was affecting the
municipal employees of Columbia…all of whom are actually
bio-animatronic robots. Now these robots have gone from civil servants
to criminal masterminds — and they’ve turned Columbia from an idyllic
community into a hellhole of crime and urban blight!
Now Foyle’s 28-year-old son Tucker has returned to Columbia fresh from
the Navy SEALs, and with the help of his father and a posse of
concerned Columbia citizens will begin the slow process of taking back
the night. But is he too late?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Edited by Scott Dunbier

EX MACHINA #10
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister
Cover by Harris
The action-packed final chapter of the 5-part “Tag” by Brian K.
Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN), Tony Harris (STARMAN) & Tom Feister! Mayor
Hundred finally confronts the supernatural horror that's been
terrorizing the subways and discovers the unexpected bond it shares
with his previous career as the super-heroic Great Machine. Plus, an
ancient ceremony is performed at Gracie Mansion, and New York City
will never be the same!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Mature Readers

THE INTIMATES #6
Written by Joe Casey
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Sandra Hope
Cover by Jim Lee & Rian Hughes
The intriguing new series by Joe Casey (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN),
Giuseppe Camuncoli (HELLBLAZER) & Sandra Hope with covers by Jim Lee
(BATMAN, SUPERMAN) & Rian Hughes continues with a special origin issue
that reveals the secret past of Sykes! When his fellow students get a
little too curious about their silent classmate, a scheme is hatched
to find out this kid's deal. And what they discover will shock you!
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Mature Readers

MAJESTIC #4
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art and cover by Neil Googe & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ed McGuinness & Lanning
The opening arc of this dynamic new series concludes! Assaulted from
all sides, Majestic finally uncovers the truth behind the immense
ark-ship and realizes the populations of countless worlds — Earth
included — will perish unless he can put things right.
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

OCEAN #6 (of 6)
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Michael Golden
The extra-sized, action-packed grand finale! As the mysterious beings
who have slumbered for an eon begin to stir, Nathan Kane and his crew
must intervene before worlds are laid waste — by either the ancient
race or the greedy company trying to hijack them!
On sale April 20 :: 48 pages :: $3.50 US

THE RAZOR’S EDGE: REDBIRD #2 (of 5)
Written by Jason Pearson & Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Pearson
Redbird explodes from the pages of BLACK OPS in a 5-issue tale by
Jason Pearson (Body Bags) & Ed Brubaker (SLEEPER)! Things get more
complicated for Redbird as she learns the government has dispatched an
assassin to terminate her!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Mature Readers

[Maybe as a collection because of Brubaker.]

SLEEPER SEASON TWO #11 (of 12)
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Sean Phillips
Holden's secret plan is finally put into motion, but the pieces are
falling apart all around him. Have Tao and Lynch figured him out? Will
he be able to run fast enough to stay out of their reach? Or will
someone he trusts twist the knife in his back?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Mature Readers

TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #3 (of 6)
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Juan Santacruz
The Righteous has returned! After eight years in a coma imprisoned by
an alien race, the most destructive force Earth has ever produced is
awake — and he wants to unite the world beneath his hand! Plus, what
connection is there between Twilight and Rene?
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

WILD GIRL #6 (of 6)
Written by Leah Moore & John Reppion
Art by Shawn McManus and J.H. Williams III
Cover by McManus
Did Rosa survive her encounter with the Crocodile? And if so, will she
have enough energy left to face the Dog Man and save her family? Every
question is answered in the stunning conclusion of this great
miniseries!
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

TOM STRONG #32
Written by Michael Moorcock
Art and cover by Jerry Ordway
ABC. The conclusion of a thrilling 2-part story by legendary author
Michael Moorcock and artist Jerry Ordway! Tom Strong and Solomon are
recruited on a mission to save the multiverse. But has their
information been tainted?. Are they really working on the side of the
angels? And who is the mysterious Count Zodiac?
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 1: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION
OVERSIZED HC
Written by Alan Moore Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill
Reoffered to coincide with THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL.
2: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION. Enjoy this classic tale again with a gorgeous
2-volume set containing the original 6-issue miniseries plus Alan
Moore’s script, complete with spot illustrations by Kevin O’Neill!
On sale April 6 :: 8.25" x 12.25" :: 416 pages :: $75.00 US :: RELIST

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill
The second critically acclaimed LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
miniseries by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is given the Absolute
treatment, arriving as a stunning oversized, slipcased two-book
hardcover set! The 224-page Book One contains the thrilling 6-issue
miniseries, complete with the Almanac of fantastic places, while the
224-page Book Two contains Alan Moore's entire scripts for the graphic
novel, a rare and wonderful treat for any fan of sequential
storytelling. Included in the script book are a number of pages of
Kevin O'Neill art reproduced from the pencils and printed here for the
first time.
This epic Victorian adventure continues in grand fashion as our
intrepid band of heroes — Mina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo,
Dr. Thomas Jekyll and the Invisible Man (a.k.a. Hawley Griffin) — once
again face a dire threat. Only this time it’s not just the fate of an
Empire that hangs in the balance — but that of the entire world!
Don’t miss the gorgeous Absolute presentation of an incomparable
adventure!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 29 :: 2-volume set :: 448 pg., FC,
$75.00 US

[June? Getting a little ahead of themselves. More on that later
though.]

100 BULLETS #60
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
Lono takes his new apprentice, Loop Huges, to Chi-town to continue his
deadly training. But can Lono be trusted, or does he have ulterior
motives in taking the young protégé under his wing? One guess.
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US :: MATURE READERS

BITE CLUB TP
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman
Art by David Hahn
Cover by Frank Quitely
A new trade paperback at a special smaller size collecting the sexy,
hot-blooded miniseries in color. They say that blood is thicker than
water, but it isn't thicker than money — not even for a family of
vampires like the Del Toro clan, whose cartel has run organized crime
in Miami for nearly a century.
On sale April 20 :: 5.75" x 8.25" :: 144 pages :: $9.99 US :: MATURE
READERS

[Final thoughts from anyone? It looked moderately interesting, but I
don't have any kind of memory of discussion about the issues either
way.]

THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING WARTIME #10
Written by Si Spencer
Consulting by Neil Gaiman
Art by Dean Ormston
Cover by Duncan Fegredo
Concluding the 2-part “Tumbling Dice.” It’s a familiar story retold
from a fresh perspective, as we learn the sick, ugly truth behind
Dog’s jealous outbursts about his sister's love life.
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US :: MATURE READERS

JOHN CONSTANTINE — HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE #3 (of 5)
Written by Mat Johnson
Art by Tony Akins & Dan Green
Cover by Ronald Wimberly
The dark magic miniseries continues! In 1741, Midnite enlists the aid
of an old friend to conjure up a vision of Manhattan where whites are
slaves, as he attempts to finish the revolution started by Cuffee
years earlier. In the present, Midnite’s vision quest is interrupted
by the arrival of an unexpected enemy.
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

FABLES #36
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
Don’t miss the beginning of the engrossing 5-part story “Homelands.”
It's a typical day back in the world from which the inhabitants of
Fabletown escaped, full of war and tyranny, not to mention taxes. But
in the midst of all the conquering and the slaying comes a mysterious
masked man on a quest to find the woman in red he believed was killed
centuries ago.
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US :: MATURE READERS

THE FOUNTAIN HC
Written by Darren Aronofsky
Adapted by Kent Williams
Art and cover by Williams
Darren Aronofsky proved himself a filmmaker to watch with his
provocative debut, Pi. His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, continued
the accolades, receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.
His latest accomplishment, however, comes straight to comics in the
form of The Fountain, a gorgeously painted, oversized original graphic
novel about the timeless truths of life, love and death.
Working with acclaimed painter Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Destiny:
A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold), The Fountain crisscrosses through
three distinct time periods: in 1535, during an ancient Mayan war; the
present day, following one doctor’s desperate search for the cure for
cancer; and the far future, through the vast exotic reaches of space.
Interweaving these three periods, THE FOUNTAIN follows Tomas —
warrior, doctor, explorer — as he feverishly tries to beat death and
prolong the life of the woman he loves.
A story so grand, one medium couldn’t contain it, Aronofsky is also
shooting a feature film version of the story for New Regency and
Warner Bros. Pictures starring Tony award- winning actor Hugh Jackman
(The Boy from Oz, X-Men, Van Helsing) and acclaimed actress Rachel
Weisz (Constantine, The Mummy, The Constant Gardener). But before he
did, the filmmaker wanted The Fountain to be realized in the unique
storytelling power and artistic beauty of the graphic novel. Together,
Aronofsky and Williams deliver what might be considered the ultimate
director’s cut.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 24 :: 8.625" x 11.625" :: 176 pages
:: $29.99 US :: MATURE READERS :: Edited by Karen Berger

[August? Yeesh. Really getting ahead of themselves.]

HELLBLAZER #207
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
Part 1 of a new 6-part story, “Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men
Go.” After another of his blunders proves disastrous for a loved one,
John forms an unlikely alliance with the one being who can help him.
Can John survive a perilous passage through the outskirts of Hell with
this strange guide?
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.75 US :: MATURE READERS

HUMAN TARGET #21
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Cliff Chiang
Cover by John Watkiss
In the explosive conclusion to the 3-part “The Stealer,” Chance
returns to Los Angeles bent on revenge against the man who stole his
life and identity. But Chance may encounter the biggest surprise of
all when he learns there’s one grave question still to be answered.
Final issue.
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

[A real shame. Here's hoping for more OGNs like Final Cut.]

THE LOSERS #23
Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Jock
Part 1 of the new 3-part storyline “Anti-Heist.” In the wake of the
biggest corporate fraud since Enron, the Losers become uneasy allies
with a man they have little reason to trust. But their differences
must be put aside if they’re to scupper Max's plan for an audacious
mid-Atlantic heist. His target: 300 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium!
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

LUCIFER #61
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly
Cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta
The thrilling conclusion the 3-part “Breach.” As the Lilim and their
allies march on Heaven, Jill Presto's magically prolonged pregnancy
finally reaches term — and the unborn child has not only Jill's fate,
but that of Lucifer and Elaine in its hands.
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US :: MATURE READERS

MNEMOVORE #1 (of 6)
Written by Hans Rodionoff & Ray Fawkes
Art and cover by Mike Huddleston
Screenwriter Hans Rodionoff (LOVECRAFT, Man-Thing) teams up with
comics writer Ray Fawkes (Spookshow) to cowrite a 6-issue miniseries
that acts as Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the ADD generation.
Featuring provocative art by Mike Huddleston (Deep Sleeper, BATGIRL),
Mnemovore is a paranoiac supernatural thriller about memories,
monsters, and the real terror behind forgotten thoughts.
Kaley Markowic is an Olympic hopeful whose career is brought to a
crashing halt. Badly injured, Kaley can barely remember her boyfriend,
her family — her entire life. Now, a horrifying creature appears on
the scene, violating her loved ones and damaging their minds. Kaley is
lost in a world where nothing has precedent and must fight to protect
those who are closest to her…even if she can’t recall them.
On sale April 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

OTHERWORLD #2 (of 12)
Written by Phil Jimenez
Art and cover by Jimenez & Andy Lanning
The imaginative maxiseries masterminded by Phil Jimenez continues as
the heroes of Otherworld find themselves at the LaBrea Tar Pits in
California. But it’s no vacation when they’re attacked by a group of
cyborgs intent on destroying them. Luckily, the kids soon discover
they each have unique super-powers with which they can defend
themselves…now they just need to figure out how their powers work.
On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING #14
Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Timothy Green II
Cover by John Totleben
Concluding the 2-part story “Measure of Faith,” featuring guest art by
Timothy Green II (FRACTION) and a chilling cover by John Totleben.
Swamp Thing discovers the terrible secret of the Riverside preacher,
and it could cost everything for Jake’s father.
On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

TRIGGER #5
Written by Jason Hall
Art and cover by John Watkiss
Carter Lennox’s life is spiraling out of control, and things only get
worse when he spends a day following what appears to be his
doppelganger. And the longer Lennox follows, the more surreal his
world becomes.
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

VERTIGO: FIRST TASTE TP
Written by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Azzarello,
Warren Ellis, and Si Spencer
Art by Chris Bachalo, Eduardo Risso, Darick Robertson and Jerome K.
Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, Mark Buckingham, Pia Guerra
and Jose Marzan, Jr., and Dean Ormston
Design cover
You've heard the VERTIGO buzz but for some reason never took the
plunge...well, now you've run out of excuses! VERTIGO FIRST TASTE is a
specially priced collection that allows readers entry into the most
influential and provocative imprint in comics. Collecting the premiere
issues of six different Vertigo series, this special 168-page trade
paperback carries a suggested retail price of only $4.99 US, making it
easier than ever for the curious to see why Vertigo has become
synonymous for quality comics. The six issues included are Y: THE LAST
MAN #1 (written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra &
José Marzan, Jr.), 100 BULLETS #1 (written by Brian Azzarello and
illustrated by Eduardo Risso), THE BOOKS OF MAGICK: LIFE DURING
WARTIME #1 (written by Si Spencer and illustrated by Dean Ormston),
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21 (the first issue written by comics legend
Alan Moore with art by Stephen Bissette & John Totleben),
TRANSMETROPOLITAN #1 (written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by
Darick Robertson & Jerome K. Moore) and DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING
#1 (written by the best-selling co-creator of THE SANDMAN Neil Gaiman
and illustrated by Chris Bachalo & Mark Buckingham). You’ll never
forget your FIRST TASTE.
On sale April 6 :: 160 pages :: $4.99 US :: MATURE READERS

[An excellent Vertigo primer at an unbeatable price. Very commendable
offering from DC. I'm not going to buy it since I have everything but
Swamp Thing and Books of Magic, but this is now one of the first
things I would think of if someone asked me to recommend some comics.]

VIMANARAMA! #3 (of 3)
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Philip Bond
Grant Morrison’s and Philip Bond’s modern-day, apocalyptic “Arabian
Nights” concludes! Ali is dead and Prince Rama lies powerless, as the
fossil devils bent on destroying the world prepare to sink the
Continent of America! Can Sofia save the day, or will eternal night
fall? Witness the clash of ancient empires, voyage beyond death, and
watch the world as it ends in Vimanarama!
On sale April 27 :: 40 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

Y: THE LAST MAN #32
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Goran Sudzuka & José Marzan Jr.
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
Part 1 of the 4-part “Girl on Girl,” featuring guest art by Goran
Sudzuka (HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: LADY CONSTANTINE). Finally leaving the
United States, Yorick and his companions begin an important quest for
a missing friend. Yorick joins a ragtag band of female sailors on a
thrilling voyage overseas, but what dangerous new threat lurks deep
beneath the Pacific? Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited;
all previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: MATURE READERS

THE BATMAN: THE JOKER MAQUETTE
Sculpted by John G. Mathews
Based on the designs from the hit series on Cartoon Network and the
Kids’ WB! A complete madman, The Joker’s schemes rarely make any sense
— and he always has a flair for the extravagant! This limited edition,
hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette measures approximately 8.25”
tall x 6” wide x 4” deep, includes a full-color Certificate of
Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 3 :: Maquette :: $89.99 US

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE SERIES ORIGINAL STATUE
Designed BY Tim Sale
Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews
The true essence of a complex hero is captured in this black and white
sculpture! Batman Black and White Vol. 1 and 2 are stunning
collections of short stories by award-winning talent, showcasing
noir-flavored tales of the Dark Knight. Painted in monochromatic
tones, this limited-edition statue reflects the mood of BATMAN BLACK
AND WHITE and measures approximately 6.75" tall x 6" wide x 5.5" deep.
It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white
box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 10 :: Statue :: $45.00 US

CATWOMAN MINI-STATUE
Designed by Jim Lee
Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews
Based on the original Catwoman Statue designed by Jim Lee and sculpted
by Jonathan Matthews! She's the most successful cat-burglar Gotham
City has ever known. With the appearance and attitude of a cat,
Catwoman always does the opposite of whatever you expect her to do!
This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain mini-statue measures
approximately 5.5" tall x 3.25" wide x 3.125" deep and is packaged in
a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 10 :: Mini-statue :: $39.99 US

GREEN LANTERN & GREEN ARROW COLLECTOR’S PLATE
Art by Alex Ross
Two of the greatest heroes in the DCU combine their skills and
abilities to create a powerful force against evil! This
limited-edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain Collector’s Plate
measures approximately 10.5" in diameter, features a Certificate of
Authenticity imprinted on the back of the plate, and is edged with a
24-karat gold band. The plate is packaged in a gift box with gold foil
stamping.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 24 :: Collector’s Plate :: $59.99 US

ED, EDD n’ EDDY STATUE
Sculpted by Tony Cipriano
ED, EDD N’ EDDY, three adolescent boys who are always trying to come
up with money-making schemes, and always seem to find themselves
having all sorts of crazy adventures. This limited-edition,
hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 5.25"
tall, 4.5" wide and 8.25" long, includes a full-color Certificate of
Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited up to 1000
pieces.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 31 :: Statue :: $89.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The Dark Knight proves Luthor’s
accusations against Superman to be baseless, and the “World’s Finest”
duo prepares to topple the corrupt President’s reign once and for all.
This figure features multiple points of articulation, a grappling gun
accessory and a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color
deluxe blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 :: Action Figure :: 6.75" H :: PI

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The Man of Steel unites with the
Dark Knight when longtime enemy Lex Luthor accuses him of a horrible
act against mankind. This figure features multiple points of
articulation and includes a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a
4-color deluxe blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 :: Action Figure :: 6.75" H :: PI

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE
Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The World’s Mightiest Mortal,
SHAZAM! joins a group of heroes to confront Superman and Batman! This
figure features multiple points of articulation and includes a
Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a 4-color deluxe blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 :: Action Figure :: 6.75" H :: PI

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: CAPTAIN ATOM ACTION FIGURE
Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! The atomically powered Captain Atom
reluctantly confronts the World’s Finest team on the order of his evil
Commander-in-Chief. This figure features multiple points of
articulation and includes a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in a
4-color deluxe blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 :: Action Figure :: 6.75" H :: PI

SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES: METALLO ACTION FIGURE
Based on the art of Ed McGuinness! Metallo may hold the key to one of
Batman’s greatest unsolved crimes: the murder of his parents! This
figure features multiple points of articulation, detachable human
face, steam shovel arm, plus a Superman/Batman logo base. Packaged in
a 4-color deluxe blister.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 17 :: Action Figure :: 6.5" H :: PI

Retailers please note: SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 1: PUBLIC ENEMIES:
BATMAN, SUPERMAN, CAPTAIN ATOM, SHAZAM!, and METALLO ACTION FIGURES
are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to
retailers in Inner and Master Case assortments. The Captain Atom
Action Figure is only available to retailers in Inner and Master Case
assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging & pricing
details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the
comic-book specialty market.

-Ralf Haring
"The mind must be the harder, the heart the keener,
the spirit the greater, as our strength grows less."
-Byrhtwold, The Battle of Maldon
Jim Connick
2005-01-19 01:36:51 UTC
Permalink
Ralf Haring wrote

No Plastic Man again. Quietly cancelled, I missed something, or I just can't
read?
With Bloodhound, Fallen Angel, Human Target & Richard Dragon all ending, I'm
suspecting cancelled.

: STRONTIUM DOG: THE EARLY CASES TP
: Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant
: Art and cover by Carlos Ezquerra

: ROBO-HUNTER: DAY OF THE DROIDS TP
: Written by John Wagner & Alan Grant
: Art and cover by Ian Gibson

: THIRTEEN TP
: Written by Mike Carey
: Art and cover by Andy Clarke

: [Anybody want to recommend any of the 2000AD stuff?]

From this lot, Strontium Dog & Robo-Hunter are excellent. You might want to
check out the earlier Robo Hunter : Verdus collection first, but you can
easilly jump into the series pretty much anywhere.
Thirteen is alright, but nothing special.
The only other thing released so far I'd highly recommend is the Nikolai
Dante books, which are excellent fun reads.

:
: THE AUTHORITY: KEV TP
: Written by Garth Ennis
: Art and cover by Glenn Fabry
: [I got the initial one-shot but skipped the follow-up miniseries. I'll
: probably get this.]

And a big ditto from me.

: THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 2: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
: Written by Alan Moore
: Art and cover by Kevin O'Neill
: Advance-solicited; on sale June 29 :: 2-volume set :: 448 pg., FC,
: $75.00 US
:
: [June? Getting a little ahead of themselves. More on that later
: though.]
:
They advance solicited the first one of these by a couple of months too. It
shipped around 2 and a half months late anyway, IIRC.

: BITE CLUB TP
: Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman
: Art by David Hahn
: Cover by Frank Quitely:
: [Final thoughts from anyone? It looked moderately interesting, but I
: don't have any kind of memory of discussion about the issues either
: way.]

At that price I'll give it a try, unless April turns out to be remarkably
expensive.

: HUMAN TARGET #21
: Written by Peter Milligan
: Art by Cliff Chiang
: Cover by John Watkiss
: [A real shame. Here's hoping for more OGNs like Final Cut.]

Except cheaper, please :)

--
Jim
http://www.toothwatch.co.uk
Ralf Haring
2005-01-19 02:00:04 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 01:36:51 -0000, "Jim Connick"
Post by Jim Connick
: BITE CLUB TP
: Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman
: Art by David Hahn
: [Final thoughts from anyone? It looked moderately interesting, but I
: don't have any kind of memory of discussion about the issues either
: way.]
At that price I'll give it a try, unless April turns out to be remarkably
expensive.
I didn't see that it was $10. I was about to say "sold", but it seems
like they made it digest-size. Maybe.
Post by Jim Connick
: HUMAN TARGET #21
: Written by Peter Milligan
: Art by Cliff Chiang
: Cover by John Watkiss
: [A real shame. Here's hoping for more OGNs like Final Cut.]
Except cheaper, please :)
It was one of their more expensive OGNs, as I recall.

-Ralf Haring
"The mind must be the harder, the heart the keener,
the spirit the greater, as our strength grows less."
-Byrhtwold, The Battle of Maldon
Johanna Draper Carlson
2005-01-19 02:33:33 UTC
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Post by Ralf Haring
Post by Jim Connick
: BITE CLUB TP
: Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman
: Art by David Hahn
: [Final thoughts from anyone? It looked moderately interesting, but I
: don't have any kind of memory of discussion about the issues either
: way.]
I like David Hahn's art, but this was a bad match of artist and
material. It wound up remarkably unremarkable, with obvious characters
and over-familiar plots.
Post by Ralf Haring
I didn't see that it was $10. I was about to say "sold", but it seems
like they made it digest-size. Maybe.
Are they keeping the color? It was also strangely colored, like someone
was working their way through a box of crayons on a dare: ok, three
pages in green, a page in all yellow, next few pages in purple, and so
on.
--
Johanna Draper Carlson
Reviews of Comics Worth Reading -- http://www.comicsworthreading.com
Blogging at http://www.comicsworthreading.com/blog/cwr.html
James Dunlop
2005-01-19 03:58:42 UTC
Permalink
Post by Jim Connick
No Plastic Man again. Quietly cancelled, I missed something, or I just can't
read?
With Bloodhound, Fallen Angel, Human Target & Richard Dragon all ending, I'm
suspecting cancelled.
Plastic Man is now bi-monthly.
Jim Connick
2005-01-19 13:33:59 UTC
Permalink
James Dunlop wrote
: > No Plastic Man again. Quietly cancelled, I missed something, or I just
can't
: > read?
: > With Bloodhound, Fallen Angel, Human Target & Richard Dragon all ending,
I'm
: > suspecting cancelled.
: >
:
: Plastic Man is now bi-monthly.

Ah, didn't know that. Cheers!

--
Jim
http://www.toothwatch.co.uk
Shy Guy
2005-01-19 05:17:14 UTC
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Post by Ralf Haring
BITE CLUB TP
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman
Art by David Hahn
Cover by Frank Quitely
A new trade paperback at a special smaller size collecting the sexy,
hot-blooded miniseries in color. They say that blood is thicker than
water, but it isn't thicker than money - not even for a family of
vampires like the Del Toro clan, whose cartel has run organized crime
in Miami for nearly a century.
On sale April 20 :: 5.75" x 8.25" :: 144 pages :: $9.99 US :: MATURE
READERS
[Final thoughts from anyone? It looked moderately interesting, but I
don't have any kind of memory of discussion about the issues either
way.]
I recommend skipping it. It's kind of original in terms of it being a
different kind of vampire tale, but on the other hand, it is not much of a
vampire story at all, more of a mafia/gangster story with fangs. In that
context, there is nothing too original or too interesting going on, and the
payoff in issue six was extremely disappointing in my opinion.

Shy Guy
Duke Harrington
2005-01-19 05:18:52 UTC
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Post by Ralf Haring
BATMAN #639
Written by Judd Winick
Not as long as Winick is writing
Post by Ralf Haring
DETECTIVE COMICS #805
Written by David Lapham and Jon Lewis
Enjoying Laphams writing, however, quite a bit.
Post by Ralf Haring
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #64
BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1 (of 6)
BATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP
BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #190
All things I might want, if comics weren't so damn expensive these days.
Can only afford so much.
Post by Ralf Haring
BATGIRL #63
NIGHTWING #107
CATWOMAN #42
ROBIN #137
Not sure I'd be interested in regardless.
Post by Ralf Haring
GOTHAM CENTRAL #30
One of my very fav. books, but sure am missing Lark.
Post by Ralf Haring
ACTION COMICS #826
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639
SUPERMAN #216
Judd Winick is the new Chuch Austen
Post by Ralf Haring
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #20
LOVING the current LSV story, but not a McGuinnes fan. Pass.
Post by Ralf Haring
LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #2 (of 5)
Pass. Wish someone could write Lex the way Rosenblum (sp?) acts him.
Post by Ralf Haring
ADAM STRANGE #8 (of 8)
[DC's best DC Universe series launch of the past year. I doubt I'd get
the mentioned war spinoff unless it's by the same creative team.]
The 3rd issue was decent, but mostly as it centered on the Thanagarian sky
captain chick. The rest of the issues have been mediocre at best, and not
nearly worth $3. If not for the LEGION xover, I'd have canned it.
Post by Ralf Haring
AQUAMAN #29
Hey, Waid, wanna try for another "re-imagining?" This poor bastard has
needed it since at least 1972.
Post by Ralf Haring
BIRDS OF PREY #81
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TEAM-UP ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
THE HUMAN RACE #2 (of 7)
JLA #113
WONDER WOMAN #215
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #8
LOONEY TUNES #125
SCOOBY-DOO #95
MAD #453
All things I'd probably buy if I could afford all I wanted.
Post by Ralf Haring
BLOODHOUND #10
Post by Ralf Haring
FIRESTORM #12
JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE #10 (of 12)
RICHARD DRAGON #12
POWERPUFF GIRLS #61
Stuff I'd still probably pass on.
Post by Ralf Haring
DOOM PATROL #11
BLOOD OF THE DEMON #2
Byrne bashers be damned, I'm LOVIN' DP and I'm looking forward to Demon.
Post by Ralf Haring
DAY OF VENGEANCE #1 (of 6)
THE OMAC PROJECT #1 (of 6)
I passed on both of these. Not too interested in jumping on the next big
company wide cross-over mega event before the event even starts. Think I'll
sit back and wait until the event is over and the dust is settled. Then, if
rumors are true and the multiverse is being restored, I can buy into the new
versions I care for.
Post by Ralf Haring
BREACH #4
Having read #1, I dropped this after my pre-order for #3. Was the markeet
really clamoring for a Capt. Atom clone?
Post by Ralf Haring
THE FLASH #221
Drooped it awhile ago. Too much back continuity going on, and I'm not a fan
of Porter at all.
Post by Ralf Haring
GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005
I've enjoyed the Rebirth series, but I generally pass on Secret Files books.
Too expensive for who's who pages and other reviews of things I mostly
already know.
Post by Ralf Haring
DEADSHOT #5 (of 5)
VERY mediocre book. If this had lasted one more issue I'd have dropped it.
Post by Ralf Haring
GREEN ARROW #49
Again, not a Winick fan
Post by Ralf Haring
HAWKMAN #39
This book is borderline. On the one hand there are parts of each issue that
make me LOVE the book, but parts in each issue that make me smack my head
and wonder just what editors do these days to earn their checks.
Post by Ralf Haring
JLA CLASSIFIED #6
Still looking forward to this, still mad about Sue.
Post by Ralf Haring
JSA #72
One of my Top 10 fav. books month in & month out.
Post by Ralf Haring
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Legion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by Ralf Haring
MANHUNTER #9
Dropped it with #5. Totally unlikable heroes are so 1989.
Post by Ralf Haring
OUTSIDERS #23
Well, it's easy to pump out 20 books a month when your world view is pretty
much limited to "Bush sucks!"

Not that I'm saying he doesn't, mind you...
Post by Ralf Haring
THE QUESTION #6 (of 6)
3rd issue was decent, but the first too were a whole lotta metaphysical zen
mystic crap that wasted two issues to make a point that could just as easily
have been made in two panels. I'm still waiting for someone with the balls
to return Vic Sage to Ditko's original Ayn Rand-style vision.
Post by Ralf Haring
SOLO #4
LEGEND #3 (of 4)
CITY OF TOMORROW #1 (of 6)
Written by Howard Chaykin
You're shittin' me, right? After his last couple of projects, I am never
buying anything by Chaykin again.
Post by Ralf Haring
SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1 (of 4)
SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #1 (of 4)
I bought 'em, but I dunno. These are either gonna kick ass, or suck it.
I'm smellin' Seaguy, but hope I'm wrong.
Post by Ralf Haring
SPACE GHOST #6 (of 6)
prtty pictures, cliche plot. Another one I was tempted to drop before
deciding what the heck, finish the mini.
Post by Ralf Haring
TEEN TITANS #23
Is it me, or has this title been kinda weak lately.
Post by Ralf Haring
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #8
Pre-ordered it just too see how the Question is handled, even tho I assume I
won't like it.
Post by Ralf Haring
THE BATMAN STRIKES! #8
First issue of this title blew monster chunks. Staying far away.
Post by Ralf Haring
TEEN TITANS GO! #18
LOVE the toon, half tempted to try the book.
Post by Ralf Haring
ELFQUEST: THE GRAND QUEST VOL. 8 TP
ELFQUEST: THE SEARCHER AND THE SWORD SC
THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 16 HC
A must have! I should probably wait and try and snag these on ebay, but
I've pre-ordered every volume so far.
Post by Ralf Haring
TENRYU: THE DRAGON CYCLE VOL. 1
MADARA VOL. 3>
LAND OF THE BLINDFOLDED VOL. 3
FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 3
THE FOURTH POWER TP
MEGALEX VOL. 1 T
BILAL LIBRARY: MEMORIES TP
STRONTIUM DOG: THE EARLY CASES TP
ROBO-HUNTER: DAY OF THE DROIDS TP
THIRTEEN TP
A lot of these, I think I might be interested in, but I'm not willing to
risk that much money on a cover image and a brief synopsis. I'd need a
chance to thumb through these first.
Post by Ralf Haring
THE AUTHORITY: KEV TP
THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE HC
THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #7 (of 12)
I'm probably the only one who thought Levitz was right....
Post by Ralf Haring
EX MACHINA #10
THE INTIMATES #6
MAJESTIC #4
OCEAN #6 (of 6)
THE RAZOR'S EDGE: REDBIRD #2 (of 5)
SLEEPER SEASON TWO #11 (of 12)
TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT #3 (of 6)
All stuff I just never even really bothered to look at since my I didn;t
have enough left in the budget to add a new book the month these were
launched.
Post by Ralf Haring
WILD GIRL #6 (of 6)
First issue was crap, (well, art was OK) I dropped it immediatly
Post by Ralf Haring
TOM STRONG #32
Even when it's not Moore, I still love the Tom.

And as for the rest, I ordered Otherword since it's Phil Jiminiz, but apart
from that, I have bought so many Vertigo titles over the years that turned
out to be such total crap that I now avoid the imprint on principle, just to
be safe.


Duke
David Goldfarb
2005-01-19 09:32:32 UTC
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Post by Ralf Haring
SUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH TP
Written by Dennis O'Neil, Jim Shooter and others
Art by Curt Swan, Dick Dillin, Dan Jurgens and others
Cover by Alex Ross
A thrilling collection of some of the greatest races between the Man
of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster, from SUPERMAN #199, THE FLASH
#175, WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #198, WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199, DC
COMICS PRESENTS #1-2, and more!
On sale April 13 :: 208 pages :: $19.99 US
Huh. I bought a copy of _World's Finest_ #199 off the newsstand
more than 34 years ago. Perhaps I'll at last get to read the first
half of the story.

(Better than the other way around, at least.)
--
David Goldfarb | "Speak softly, drive a Sherman tank
***@ocf.berkeley.edu | Laugh hard, it's a long way to the bank."
***@csua.berkeley.edu | -- TMBG
Marc-Oliver Frisch
2005-01-19 11:22:30 UTC
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Ralf Haring wrote:

: JLA #113
: JLA CLASSIFIED #6
: THE AUTHORITY: REVOLUTION #7 (of 12)
: OCEAN #6 (of 6)
: THE RAZOR'S EDGE: REDBIRD #2 (of 5)
: Y: THE LAST MAN #32

I'll get these as trade paperbacks.

: SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1 (of 4)
: SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #1 (of 4)
: EX MACHINA #10
: THE INTIMATES #6
: SLEEPER SEASON TWO #11 (of 12)
: THE LOSERS #23
: VIMANARAMA! #3 (of 3)

All the single issues I'm going to buy from DC in April.

: ADAM STRANGE #8 (of 8)
: Written by Andy Diggle
: Art and cover by Pascal Ferry
: Adam Strange's star-spanning adventure comes to its deadly conclusion!
: But the end of Adam's struggle is only the beginning of the greatest
: threat the universe has ever seen. Get ready for the opening salvos of
: the Rann/Thanagar War, which continues in a major miniseries later in
: 2005!

Good to know. I was pondering whether to get the collection or not. Since a
self-conatined story is apparently asking too much of DC, I can safely skip it,
though.

: RICHARD DRAGON #12
: Written by Chuck Dixon
: Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
: In the pulse-pounding series finale, Richard Dragon is forced to
: battle his deadliest enemy - and the love of his life! With the lords
: and minions of Hell looking on, DC's greatest martial artists partake
: in the ultimate battle: Richard Dragon versus Lady Shiva - to the
: death! Final issue.

So this is cancelled as well. Not surprising, given its sales.
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Christian Smith
2005-01-19 16:13:57 UTC
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On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 20:01:16 -0500,Ralf Haring
Post by Ralf Haring
JLA CLASSIFIED #6
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art and cover by Kevin Maguire & Josef Rubinstein
Part 3 of the 6-part “I Can’t Believe It’s Not the Justice League!”
Booster Gold has accidentally banished half of the “Super Buddies” to
Hell for all eternity, and now it’s time for them to learn their fate
— from none other than The Demon!
On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US
Anyone seen the cover for this?
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"Beelze-burgers- where everything's charbroiled"???
Bwahahahhahahahahaha!

Top of the pile along with GLA from Marvel

Christian
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But she had great taste in costumes." (Rachel Summers Excalibur #65)
Tim Turnip
2005-01-20 03:04:12 UTC
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On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 20:01:16 -0500, Ralf Haring
Post by Ralf Haring
BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil, and others
Art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, and others
Cover by Alex Ross
In time for the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman
Begins, a collection of some of the Dark Knight's finest adventures!
This volume contains stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (1939), BATMAN
#5 (1941), BATMAN #62 (1950), and more!
On sale April 13 :: 192 pages :: $19.99 US
[If this is the same collection as from a decade or two ago, then it's
well worth the $20. It offered a decent retrospective on all the
various bat-eras.]
It's not. That one was titled THE GREATEST BATMAN STORIES EVER TOLD,
and clocked at 343 pages and 27 stories. This new one is a puny 192
pages and 14 stories, two of which overlap with the original volume,
and several others of which have also been reprinted in other TPB
collections. I'll get this new one to get the stories I don't have,
but it'll be at a premium.

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