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DC Comics has provided Major Spoilers with the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in July 2007. Looks to be a great month with the next four issues of Countdown, Attacking Amazons, and the next installment of the every delayed All Star Batman and Robin. Take the jump for all the goodness including some action figures you just must see.

COUNTDOWN43CVR_B_CMYK.jpgCOUNTDOWN 43-40
Story by Paul Dini
43 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by David Lopez
42 script by Sean McKeever;
art by Carlos Magno
41 script by Adam Beechen;
art by Dennis Calero
40 script by Tony Bedard;
art by Manuel Garcia
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Covers by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

This year-long weekly series featuring a cast of hundreds kicks into high gear in its third month! Learn more about the search for Ray Palmer! Travel into the Nanoverse! All this plus appearances by the Suicide Squad, the Penguin and the Atom!
COUNTDOWN 43 on sale July 5 • COUNTDOWN 42 on sale July 11
COUNTDOWN 41 on sale July 18 • COUNTDOWN 40 on sale July 25
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AA4CVR_FNL.jpgAMAZONS ATTACK #4
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art and cover by Pete Woods

The battle rages on! Another “country” joins the fight as a new, deadly opponent enters the fray! While Batman and Catwoman devise a plan to get to the bottom of the chaos, Grace — the Outsiders’ 6’ 6” female powerhouse — is about to be visited by her past. And in the midst of all this, Supergirl and Wonder Girl have betrayed the heroes and armed forces. Their target: the President of the United States!

On sale July 25 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ATOM_CVR_013_SOLICITS.jpgTHE ALL-NEW ATOM #13
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Mike Norton & Dan Green
Cover by Ladrönn

The Search for Ray Palmer continues as the Atom finds himself with people who knew Palmer very well: the jungle-dwelling little people from SWORD OF THE ATOM! And they may be hiding the Atom’s predecessor among their people.

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Outsiders49cover_b&w.jpgOUTSIDERS #49
Written by Judd Winick & Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Clark

The finale of “Checkout,” the crossover with CHECKMATE!
The White King calls on the Dark Knight to aid the combined Outsiders-Checkmate strikeforce, even as one member is exposed by the events of AMAZONS ATTACK!

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

action-852.jpgACTION COMICS #852
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Brad Walker and John Livesay

3-2-1-ACTION! (part 1 of 3) Hot on the heels of SUPERMAN #665’s “Jimmy Olsen Countdown Dossier” comes this true blue COUNTDOWN event! Superman has always been Superman’s pal. Will he now become Superman’s partner?! More secrets of Jimmy’s past revealed, the Kryptonite Man on the loose, and more! This issue ties into the events of COUNTDOWN #40!

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TT-Cv49.jpgTEEN TITANS #49
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Tony S. Daniel

Special Amazons Attack crossover! Supergirl and Wonder Girl team up, but whose side are they on?
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #668
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Batman, Robin and the Club of Heroes are stuck on an island rigged with elaborate death traps. And even as the villain behind it all begins to explain his twisted motives, he continues to pick the heroes off one by one.
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ASBR-Cv6-R1.jpgALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN,
THE BOY WONDER #6

Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Variant cover by Miller

Batman and Black Canary get down to business — the business of criminal skull-cracking! Things heat up on a storm-tossed shipyard as the pair hunts down the mystery man behind the murder of Dick Grayson’s parents. Plus, Black Canary isn’t the only one of Gotham’s fairer sex to be aroused into action by the Dark Knight’s war on crime! Retailers please note: This isse will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Frank Miller). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DTC-Cv834.jpgDETECTIVE COMICS #834
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Simone Bianchi

The stunning conclusion, building on last issue’s shocking revelations! As Batman is brutally tortured in an inescapable deathtrap, the mortally wounded Zatanna is unable to speak the magic words to save them both! Meanwhile, the mad magician known as Loxias embarks on his farewell performance, intending to kill hundreds of spectators in the grand finale!

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BMCON-Cv7.jpgBATMAN CONFINDENTIAL #7
Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd

What kind of person becomes a Joker? Writer Michael Green (Heroes writer/producer) and classic Batman artist Denys Cowan shed light on who the Joker was before he became the Joker…and how he and Batman crossed paths even before the day he was created.
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE TP
Written by Sam Hamm Cover by Walter Simonson
Art by Denys Cowan & Dick Giordano

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7, also featuring art by Denys Cowan! This classic trade paperback collects DETECTIVE COMICS #598-600 ,written by Batman (1989) screenwriter Sam Hamm! Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this tale that leaves him in a wheelchair!
On sale July 5 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Relist

CTW-Cv69-SOLICITATION-ONLY.jpgCATWOMAN #69

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes

The conclusion of the “Catwoman Dies” storyline! The identity that Selina Kyle built for herself to protect her baby daughter is being destroyed at the hands of Hammer and Sickle, and that’s just the beginning. With supervillains and the Gotham police hunting for both Selina and her replacement, Holly, drastic measures are needed!

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

nightwing134line.jpgNIGHTWING #134

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Ryan Sook

“The Missing Year” continues with a startling rebirth: The return of the Vigilante! Yesterday, he challenged the Crimelords of Europe, Asia and Africa, and defeated them. Today, he controls the 21 Tigers, an international gang of murderers. But there was a time when Dick Grayson called him friend and mentor — and they both loved the same woman.

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RB-Cv164-SOLICITATION-ONLY.jpgROBIN #164

Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher

Dodge plans to launch an attack on Robin, but he can’t succeed alone. Scouring the streets of Gotham, Dodge manages to put together a group of like-minded villains — but can he control them when the time comes to teach Robin a lesson?

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BM-secrets-of-batcave.jpgBATMAN: SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE TP

Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil and others
Art by Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff and others Cover by various

Step into the Batcave in this new collection spanning Batman’s career! Featuring stories from BATMAN #12, 35, 48, 109 and 348, DETECTIVE COMICS #158, 186, 205, 233, 235, and 244, WORLD’S FINEST #30, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #182, BIZARRO COMICS #244, and SECRET ORIGINS TP, this volume features the finest stories set in the mysterious lair of the Dark Knight!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

CTW-only-cv.jpgCATWOMAN: IT’S ONLY A MOVIE TP

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez Cover by Adam Hughes

The father of Catwoman’s baby is revealed in this explosive collection featuring CATWOMAN #59-65! See the fallout from Catwoman’s murder of Black Mask, including the horrible price she paid for vengeance and why she chose to bring a baby into the world. Plus, Selina pays a visit to Superman’s hometown, Metropolis!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SM-Cv665.jpgSUPERMAN #665

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Rick Leonardi & Ande Parks
Cover by Jesus Merino

A special Countdown dossier issue with amazing guest art by Rick Leonardi & Ande Parks, revealing for the first time how Jimmy Olsen came to the Daily Planet!

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SMBM-Cv38-bw.jpgSUPERMAN/BATMAN #38
Written by Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Variant cover by Claudio Castellini

Alan Burnett (producer of Batman: The Animated Series), Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, WILDCATS) & Derek Fridolfs deliver Part 2 of “Torment.” A major villain returns, and it will have repercussions across the entire DC Universe! And what’s the Scarecrow have to do with all this?

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SG-Cv19-bw.jpgSUPERGIRL #19

Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Alé Garze & Marlo Alquiza
Cover by Garza & Richard Friend

Superstar writer Joe Kelly concludes his SUPERGIRL run with a grueling fight between Supergirl and Superman! Is the only way to save the universe to kill the Man of Steel?

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPC-Cv6.jpgSUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Tim Sale

The stunning tale of the origin of Kryptonite by the team of Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale concludes!
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SM-DEATH-AND-RETURN.jpgSUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS HARDCOVER
Written by Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Jerry Ordway and Karl Kesel
Art by Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Brett Breeding, Rick Burchett and others
Cover by Jurgens & Ordway

For the first time, the historic story of the death and return of Superman is collected in one massive, 784-page hardcover volume featuring an all-new cover by pivotal creator Dan Jurgens, timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the event! THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS includes the best-selling trade paperbacks THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN and THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN, as well as portions of WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN, plus 40 pages of bonus extras including promotional material and product spotlights.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 • 784 pg, FC, $75.00

THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel
Art by Joe Shuster and others
Cover by Shuster

The third volume collecting the adventures of Superman in chronological order! In this volume, collecting ACTION COMICS #21-25, SUPERMAN #4-5 and NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR 1940, the Man of Steel has early encounters with Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel
Art by Joe Shuster and others
Cover by Shuster

Reoffered to coincide with THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3! This volume features classic tales from ACTION COMICS #14-20 and SUPERMAN #2-3 (1939-1940), in which the Man of Tomorrow battles crooked politicians and slumlords as he brings justice to the downtrodden masses.
On sale July 5 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Relist

BOP-Cv108.r2.jpgBIRDS OF PREY #108

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Stephane Roux

Oracle tracks down Misfit’s parents — but only after a knockdown, drag-out fight with Spy Smasher for control of the
Birds of Prey!

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY: BLOOD AND CIRCUITS TP

Written by Gail Simone and Tony Bedard
Art by James Raiz, Paulo SequeirBOP-blood-and-circ-cv.jpga and others
Cover by Stephane Roux

The “One Year Later” story continues in this collection featuring BIRDS OF PREY #96-103! The Birds have a run-in with Black Alice, encounter the Dark Knight, and have a shake-up in their ranks in this action-packed collection!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 • 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US

BAB-Cv5-R2.jpgTHE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #5

Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez

All roads lead back to Earth for the final showdown over the Book of Destiny, whose possessor will have the knowledge of all that has ever been or will be! Every guest star involved will have the opportunity to glance inside the book, including Batman, Green Lantern, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Lobo and more!

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQM-Cv54.jpgAQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #54

Written by Tad Williams
Art by Shawn McManus
Cover by Paul Rivoche

Atlantean intrigue comes to a head as Arthur investigates what’s become of the Dweller in the Depths! Plus, witness the amazing return of the human Flying Fish!

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE-Cv17-R1.jpgBLUE BEETLE #17

Written by John Rogers
Art by Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Cully Hamner

Surf’s up! Racing around the globe trying to stop the Reach’s building spree, Beetle gets into a blowout with Typhoon!

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECK-Cv16.jpgCHECKMATE #16

Written by Greg Rucka & Judd Winick
Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson
Cover by Karl Kerschl

In a wrenching stand-alone story, the Black Queen and the White King wrestle with whether to resume their affair — as Checkmate welcomes her former torturer to the Royal Family!

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DCtopcow_cvr.final.jpgDC/TOP COW: CROSSOVER CLASSICS TP

Written by Jeph Loeb, Scott Lobdell and others
Art by Marc Silvestri, David Finch and others Cover by Joe Benitez

The greatest heroes from two publishers — DC Comics and Top Cow — meet for the first time and face off against each other and their greatest foes in this staggering collection! This volume features the best-selling crossovers THE DARKNESS/BATMAN, THE DARKNESS/SUPERMAN #1-2, JLA/CYBERFORCE and JLA/WITCHBLADE.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

GL.21CvrSolicit_A.jpgGREEN LANTERN #21

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Variant cover by Andy Kubert

The first chapter of “Sinestro Corps” explodes! Sinestro’s army of fear has gathered: Arkillo! Karu-Sil! The Cyborg-Superman! And hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen!

Hal Jordan has overcome great fear throughout his life, but what fear still lingers inside him? Parallax knows, and Hal’s about to be reminded as he leads Earth’s Green Lanterns on a life-or-death rescue mission in the middle of this war. Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Universe find dissent within their ranks as a bizarre prophecy is fulfilled.

The secrets of the Green Lantern Corps and its power are about to be revealed! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GLCOR-Cv14.jpgGREEN LANTERN CORPS #14

Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

The attack on the Green Lantern Corps in GREEN LANTERN #21 continues on multiple fronts, as Soranik finds a surprise waiting for her at home and Mogo is besieged by a new enemy.

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FLS-Cv14.jpgTHE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #14

Written by Marc Guggenheim
Art by Tony S. Daniel & Art Thibert
Cover by Joshua Middleton

DC Comics announces the second month of a special FLASH promotion as the Fastest Man Alive’s world changes forever! Retailers: please check your the Previews order form for a special incentive designed to help you meet the demand for this story. Fans: remind your retailer early and often to order you a copy!

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FLSH-greatest.jpgTHE FLASH: GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

Written by John Broome, Gardner Fox and others
Art by Carmine Infantino, Ross Andru and others Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting the finest Flash tales of all time! This fast-paced volume finds The Flashes locked in battle against their greatest foes, including Gorilla Grodd, The Reverse Flash and many others. Collects stories from FLASH COMICS #86 and 104, THE FLASH #123, 155, 165 and 179, DC SPECIAL SERIES #11 and THE FLASH (Second Series) #91.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN ARROW: ARCHER’S QUEST TP
Written by Brad Meltzer
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, this thrilling trade paperback collects GREEN ARROW #16-21 by Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS)! The Emerald Archer returns from the dead and sets off on an adventure that tests his courage and brings formerly hidden facets of the Green Arrow legend to light.
On sale July 5 • 176 pg, FC, $14.95 US • Relist

GAY1-Cv2.jpgGREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #1 & 2

Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Jock

The incredible creative team of writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock (THE LOSERS) rejoin to tell the definitive origin of the Emerald Archer! Oliver Queen is a frivolous playboy with little care for anyone or anything — apparently even himself. But when he’s double-crossed and marooned on a desrt island he finds that he does care about something… justice!
Issue #1 on sale July 11; issue #2 on sale July 25 • 1 & 2 of 6

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin

BLKCA-Cv1-bw.jpgBLKCA-Cv2.jpgBLACK CANARY #1 & 2
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Paulo Sequeira & Amilton Santos

Black Canary takes flight in a 4-issue miniseries written by Tony Bedard (52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) with art by Paulo Sequiera (BIRDS OF PREY, Gypsy) & Amilton Santos! The League of Assassins tracks Black Canary to Star City in an effort to liberate the child, Sin, they believe to be the DCU’s next greatest assassin. Luckily, Black Canary has other plans for Sin’s abilities and future.

Issue #1 on sale July 5; issue #2 on sale July 18 • 1 & 2 of 4

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin

JSA7_Cov_450.jpgJUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham

Meet the newest member of the Justice Society of America: Citizen Steel! What happens when Nathan Heywood, the grandson of Commander Steel, awakens to find himself completely and utterly alone in a way he never thought possible? Changed into something far more bizarre than Dr. Mid-Nite could ever imagine? Plus, the secrets of 52 begin to make themselves known in the world of the Justice Society! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA-next-age-cvr.jpgJUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOL. 1: THE NEXT AGE HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert and Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross

The world’s first super-team returns in this volume collecting the first 4 issues of the all-new JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA series, written by Geoff Johns (52, GREEN LANTERN, ACTION COMICS) with stunning art by Dale Eaglesham (VILLAINS UNITED) & Art Thibert (OUTSIDERS) and a cover by Alex Ross (JUSTICE, KINGDOM COME)!

Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate an unprecedented recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more! But just as the Society welcomes the rookies into their ranks, an evil force sets out to destroy them. Meet new legacies, solve a mystery stretching into the far future, witness the return of the world’s greatest hero and watch another one fall in this fantastic collection!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JLA-Cv11.jpgJUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11

Written by Brad Meltzer
Art by Gene Ha
Cover by Michael Turner
Variant cover by Ha

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer delivers a special stand-alone issue with guest artist extraordinaire Gene Ha (THE AUTHORITY, TOP TEN)! Two JLAers are buried alive!

Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Gene Ha, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLACLA-Cv40.r2.jpgJLA CLASSIFIED #40
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Carlos D’Anda
Cover by Sami Basri

Part 4 of the 5-part “Kid Amazo.” Kid Amazo has finally embraced his programming and decided to be the chip off the old byte that his android creator, Amazo, wanted him to be. And the Justice League may pay for waiting so long for the Kid to choose sides.

On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSACL-Cv28.jpgJSA CLASSIFIED #28

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art and cover by Steve Uy

A stand-alone story starring Jakeem Thunder and the Thunderbolt! Can a super hero be spread too thin, even when he has the powers of a magical genie at his disposal? Jakeem learns a life lesson about being a super hero in this special tale by Fabian Nicieza (ACTION COMICS) and Steve Uy (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY).

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HKG-Cv66.solicitation.jpgHAWKGIRL #66

Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by SImonson

After centuries, Hawkgirl and Hawkman catch up to the man who has cursed them to forever be apart…and they destroy Hath-Set, thus freeing them to be together. Or does it?

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • Final Issue

JONH-Cv21-solicitation.jpgJONAH HEX #21

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Phil Noto

Jonah Hex meets one of America’s greatest inventors…with explosive results!

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANH-ORG-tpb-cvr.jpgMANHUNTER VOL. 3: ORIGINS TP
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina, Rags Morales, Sean Phillips and others
Cover by Stephane Roux

Follow the adventures of crimefighter Kate Spencer in this volume collecting MANHUNTER #15-23! Learn the origin of her costume and weapons, plus her startling connection to a hero of the Golden Age!
Advance-solicited; on sale August • 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US

MANHUNTER VOL. 2: TRIAL BY FIRE TP
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina, Jesus Saiz, Brad Walker and others
Cover by Saiz

Reoffered to coincide with MANHUNTER VOL. 2, this volume collects MANHUNTER #6-14! Prosecutor Kate Spencer is poised to take on the trial of the year, as the eyes of the nation are on her latest case: finding the Shadow Thief guilty of murdering the hero Firestorm.
On sale July 5 • 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US • Relist

Show_wonderwoman.jpgSHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art and cover by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Don’t miss more than 500 pages of Amazonian action in this black-and-white volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #98-117!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 22 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ADAM STRANGE VOL. 1 TP
Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others
Cover by Kane

The adventures of Adam Strange explode in this massive black-
and-white volume collecting SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-84!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 • 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHADPT-Cv15.jpgSHADOWPACT #15

Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Zauriel joins Shadowpact officially, Blue Devil learns what he needs to do to save his parents, and Doctor Gotham strikes at last!

On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SPIRIT8CVR.jpgTHE SPIRIT #8

Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art by Cooke & J. Bone
Cover by Cooke

Time Bomb! The Octopus has trapped the Spirit and Silk Satin in a water tower with a ticking nuke! The good news is Satin can disarm it. The bad news is she has amnesia. Can the Spirit jog her memory before Central City is destroyed?
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SGLEG-Cv32-solicit.jpgSUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION
OF SUPER-HEROES #32

Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Dennis Calero

“The Quest for Cosmic Boy” begins! The Legionnaires have lost their longtime leader, Cosmic Boy — but was he captured by enemies or did he flee responsibility for his “war crime”? The Legion’s newly elected leader makes a hard decision her first day on the job and sends out teams of Legionaires in search of Cosmic Boy. Will they be prepared for what they find?

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WW-Cv11-solicitations-only!.jpgWONDER WOMAN #11

Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Paco Diaz
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Written by Will Pfeifer (CATWOMAN, INFINITE CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE, AMAZONS ATTACK) with spectacular art by Paco Diaz (NIGHTWING, THE FLASH)! In the midst of all-out war, Sarge Steel has gone missing, and Nemesis is bound and determined to find his missing boss! But with Wonder Woman ready to take the battle to the heart of the enemy, will she have time to rescue Diana Prince’s boss?
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Tangent-v1.jpgTANGENT COMICS VOL. 1 TP

Written by Dan Jurgens, Kurt Busiek, James Robinson, Ron Marz and Todd Dezago
Art by Gary Frank, Mike McKone, J.H. Williams III, Jurgens and others
Cover by Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

In 1997, DC’s Tangent event presented a group of strange new heroes with very familiar names. Now, these hard-hitting heroes are back in a fantastic new collection including TANGENT COMICS: THE ATOM, METAL MEN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN and SEA DEVILS!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC
Written by William Moulton Marston
Art and cover by Harry G. Peter

The next volume of classic Wonder Woman stories is here, collecting SENSATION COMICS #33-40 and WONDER WOMAN #10-12!
Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 • 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US

ELFQUEST ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by Richard and Wendy Pini
Art and cover by Wendy Pini

An exciting volume collecting issues #16-20 of the original series with all-new coloring and lettering! In this final volume of the Original Quest, all the previous threads come together as the Wolfriders, with elfin allies from desert to frozen mountains, battle a murderous troll army to regain their ancient home, the lost Palace of the High Ones.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 • 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US

BMS_35.jpgTHE BATMAN STRIKES! #35

Written by J. Torres
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill

The Riddler starts a contest with the supervillain robot known only as D.A.V.E. for the right to destroy the Batman! Batgirl and Robin will be in a race against time to riddle their way through some of the most dangerous and ingenious traps.

On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TTG-Cv45.jpgTEEN TITANS GO! #45

Written by J. Torres
Art by Alex Serra & Fabio Laguna
Cover by Todd Nauck

Special Secret Origins issue! The real stories behind Beast Boy and Cybrog’s pasts can finally be revealed!

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JLU-Cv35-R2.jpgJUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #35

Written by Mateo Casali
Art by Scott Cohen & Al Nickerson
Cover by Zach Howard

Natasha Irons is tired of her Uncle Steel getting to do all the heroics in the family. But an attack from the Millennium Giants may prove she’s in over her head!

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LSHCY-Cv4.jpgTHE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #4

Written by Christine Boylan
Art and cover by Steve Uy

It’s just another day in the life of a half-living computer, half-teenaged super-hero: fighting crime, saving the galaxy, acing your final exams. Will brains win out over brawn when the Fatal Five come to Brainy’s home planet? Or will failure be the first thing on Brainy’s permanent record?
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARAP-Cv15.jpgCARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #15

Written by by Sholly Fisch, Robbie Busch and
Tom Warburton
Art by by Ethen Beavers, Chynna Clugston,
Mike DeCarlo and Phil Moy
Cover by Travis Kotzebue & DeCarlo

Ben blasts off for space adventure! Plus, learn the secret scoop about Wildmutt and Heatblast!

On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARCBP-Cv35.jpgCARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #35
Written by Robbie Busch, Scott Cunningham and Jennifer Keating Moore
Art by Stephanie Gladden, Phil Moy, Scott Diggs Underwood, Christine Li and Christopher Cook
Cover by Robert Pope & Mike DeCarlo

The Foster’s Friends are going to be part of the neighborhood block party and don’t know what to do to contribute. Leave it to Bloo to turn it into a circus…literally!

On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LT-CV.152.jpgLOONEY TUNES #152

Written by Robbie Busch, Bill Matheny and Frank Strom
Art by by Dave Alvarez, Omar Aranda, Scott Roberts, Mike DeCarlo, Alberto Saichann and Jorge Pacheco
Cover by Scott Jeralds

Marvin the Martian has transported Bugs Bunny to the deadly planet of the Glambots! How will Bugs escape…or resist their deadly charms?

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SDO_122_CVRFNL.jpgSCOOBY-DOO #122

Written by Scott Cunningham, Sholly Fisch and Darryl Kravitz
Art by Dan Davis, Scott Jeralds and Robert Pope
Cover by Pope & Scott McRae

Beware the Ides of…July? It’s a mystery of national proportions and the Scooby Gang needs your help!
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

mad-war-on-bush.jpgTHE MAD WAR ON BUSH TP

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

In a tribute befitting to the presidency of George W. Bush, MAD Magazine presents a hard-hitting satiric collection of articles on George W. Bush — the worst President since, well…Clinton. Included The Bush Family Circus, The Iraqi War Chess Set, The George W. Bush Do-It-Your Press Conferences and other cheap shots too numerous to count. Plus, two removable Classic MAD Posters. Have a good laugh as you savor the final days of a stirring presidency.

On sale June 20 • 8” x 10” • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $9.99 US • Relist

MAD #480
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Because you demanded it! Mad hilarity, at your fingertips.
And you know, we’d be funny even if you asked nicely rather than made demands.
On sale July 5 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD KIDS #8
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Don’t miss fun-filled games, puzzles, interviews, posters and lots of laughs — plus the all-new adventures of Spy vs. Spy Jr.
On sale July 11 • 64 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

CMX

KingofCards_1_FC.jpgKING OF CARDS VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Makoto Tateno)

A unique new CMX series begins! “Chaos” is a trading card game that is very popular at Manami’s school. Trying to learn more about it herself, she purchases a beginner’s set, only to discover that it contains “Sahgan, The Mighty Sorcerer,” the rarest card in the game. Now every other player is out to win the card from her. But Sahgan himself begins to visit Manami in her dreams, offering her advice on how to win.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 • 5” x 7.375” • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Argentum_v2_cvr_bktrade.jpgAPOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Tomomi Yamashita

Argent and Princess Primula have both experienced tears through the poisoning of the heart as well as the body. Now the shadows of the past come back to haunt Argent. Soda, the boy who desperately wants to become an apprentice, brings in an old woman for treatment. Argent’s healing skills are challenged as he struggles to save her from a poisonous fate. Will past tragedies repeat themselves?

Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 • 5” x 7.375” •
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Devil_v11_cvr_300.jpgTHE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 11
Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi

Final volume! The saga of Kayano and Takeru comes to its surprising conclusion. After their love had overcome almost every possible hurdle, Kayano was shocked to learn that Takeru decided to go to Italy with his formerly estranged mother. She truly wants to believe that Takeru will be true to her forever. But what really waits for the star-crossed couple after such a long separation?

Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 • 5″ x 7.375″
180 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

EmptyEmpire_v5_cvr_300.jpgTHE EMPTY EMPIRE VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Naoe Kita

Rose has fallen for Ririka, the girl who was loved by the man from who he was cloned — the late Emperor Idea. Although Rose has been fighting his destiny, he finds himself wanting to learn more about the beloved ruler. Meanwhile, Idem — the other clone who now occupies the throne — wants to get rid of Idea’s body, believing that as long as it exists, countless clones can be made to challenge him.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 • 5″ x 7.375″
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Musashi9_v12_bktrade.jpgMUSASHI #9 VOL. 12
Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi

The Omegas are now affiliated with Ultimate Blue. Their first assignment: protect the daughter of the president of a southeast Asian country. But she has plans of her own for the Omegas — and she somehow knows more about Ultimate Blue than almost anyone else alive. Tensions mount as jealousies between Shingo and the Omegas flare up, spurred on by pointed questions from the president’s daughter.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 • 5″ x 7.375″
208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

OmukaeDesu_v5_cvr_300.jpgOMUKAE DESU. VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Meca Tanaka

Final volume! Madoka loans his body out to a boy who wants to date Aguma, Madoka’s fellow G.S.G. agent. When his body steals a kiss, Aguma’s not sure which guy actually made the move! Then Madoka finds he still has feelings for a ghostly girl who visited him before. He’s given a chance to see her again, but with it comes the risk that he may end up permanently crossing over to the other side!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 • 5″ x 7.375″
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Infinity_v6_cvr_bktrade.jpgOYAYUBIHIME INFINITY VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Toru Fujieda

Final volume! Believing she is free from the destiny of a past life, Kanoko is living comfortably in the present. She’s falling deeper in love with Tsubame, the boy who first sent her on a journey of exploration into the past. But then their friend Mike meets another person who seems to be the reincarnation of Tsubame’s love from his past life! Is everything about to get confused all over again?

Advance-solicited; on sale August 22 • 5″ x 7.375″
200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Tenjho_v15_cvr_bktrade.jpgTENJHO TENGE VOL. 15
Written and illustrated by Oh! great

Following her devastating battle with Kagiroi, Maya hovers near death. Then her sister Aya’s astral projection is off to the past, beginning a continuing storyline in which the ancestral history of the Juken Club and their arch nemesis Sohaku is revealed. Has this conflict actually been going on for centuries, all the way back to the era of Japan’s Civil Wars? Edited for U.S. Release.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 • 5″ x 7.375″
208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

Young_Mag_v9_cvr_300.jpgYOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 9
Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

A new chapter begins in the lives of Carno and Ibuki. No longer fleeing from the forces of darkness, they are now living with Levi, former high priest of the Holy Knights. But when a rumor arrives that Arc, the King Magician, is dead, Levi goes off to a meeting to discuss the situation. While he is away, Arc appears before Ibuki and Carno and asks them to embark on a quest.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 22 • 5″ x 7.375″
208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

Programme_1_300.jpgTHE PROGRAMME #1
Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by C.P. Smith
Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver

From the brilliant mind of critically acclaimed writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, JLA CLASSIFIED) and with the incredible art of C.P. Smith (Punisher, Wolverine) comes a tale a half century in the making!

In 1991, the Cold War ended without the two primary players ever facing each other in direct conflict. The vast arsenals of democracy and communism were put on ice, and the world moved toward a new millennium. While the U.S.S.R. disintegrated, the United States rose to unchallenged dominance…but now a long-forgotten Soviet weapon is awakened on one of America’s many battlegrounds, threatening the global balance of power. Conventional warfare is suddenly outdated: the new weapons of mass destruction wield super-powers.

Does America have an answer to…The Programme?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by C.P. Smith) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale July 18 • 1 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Wildcats_Moore_BT.jpgALAN MOORE: THE COMPLETE WILDC.A.T.S TP
Written by Alan Moore
Art by Travis Charest, Mat Broome,
Ryan Benjamin and others
Cover by Charest

Alan Moore is considered by many to be the finest comics writer of the last quarter century. His standout achievements in the medium include WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, and From Hell. Now Moore’s defining run on WildC.A.T.s is collected into a single volume, collecting WILDC.A.T.S. #21-34, plus a story from issue #50, featuring the impressive art of Travis Charest and other fine artists who provide breathtaking visuals.

Alan Moore took the WILDC.A.T.S back to their roots and stirred up the WildStorm Universe considerably, creating a perfect starting point for catching up the flagship WildStorm superhero team. It’s a tale filled with unsettling revelations and gripping drama — and the introduction of one of WildStorm’s great villains: Tao!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 • 392 pg, FC, $29.99 US

HWYMcov02.jpgTHE HIGHWAYMEN #2
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Lee Garbett
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

The explosive miniseries continues as the Highwaymen, after surviving an ambush at their secret desert HQ, head south of the border to retrieve the package they were hired to transport: a college co-ed named Grace Anderson. But what’s so special about her that this pair of retired couriers are willing to face off against biologically enhanced CIA agents and the entire Tijuana police force?
On sale July 18 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Deathblow-6-cover.jpgDEATHBLOW #6
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Carlos D’Anda & Henry Flint
Cover by D’Anda

The walls are closing in on Deathblow. He’s on his own — no place is safe and he doesn’t have an ally in the world. But on the bright side, at least he knows he’s not insane — everyone really is against him.
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

dgcover4.jpgDANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #4
Written by Andy Hartnell
Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis

The action-packed finale! With Abbey still missing, it’s up to Sydney and Johnny Barracuda to trackdown their friend — and the Master Key. But has Abbey been swayed into joining the other side by the enigmatic sniper who was taking aim at her? Find out in the conclusion to the latest DG epic!
On sale July 5 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GriftMid-cover-5.jpgGRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #5
Written by Chuck Dixon Cover by Ryan Benjamin
Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford

Worldbeaters or world-class chumps? A pair of missions collided with bloody results. Now Grifter and Midnighter find out that all their troubles started a billion years and a zillion light years away. An alien menace threatens all life on Earth, and it’s down to these two to save the day — if they don’t kill each other first.
On sale July 11 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Midnighter09_cover_cmyk.jpgMIDNIGHTER #9
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Brian Stelfreeze
Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

On a space station containing inhabitants infected with a deadly virus, Midnighter fights to contain a potential world-wide plague — one that will start when the satellite re-enters the atmosphere and rains down on a major metropolitan city!
On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NinjaScroll_cvr_11_400.jpgNINJA SCROLL #11
Written by Kelley Puckett
Art by Jonboy Meyers
Cover by Michael Chang Ting Yu

When a young girl is kidnapped by a secretive clan of swordsmen, Jubei goes to the rescue. But when he’s easily defeated and left for dead by just one of them, what hope does he have of defeating them all?
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ninja_scroll_tpb_cvr.jpgNINJA SCROLL TP
Written by J. Torres
Art by Michael Chang Ting Yu and others
Cover by Jim Lee

Collecting the first five issues of the WildStorm series based on the international anime sensation following the adventures of wandering Ronin Jubei, as he scours feudal Japan while fighting all forms of villains and monsters!
Advance-solicited; on sale August 22 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SW9_cvr-CMYK.jpgSTORMWATCH: PHD #9
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Andy Smith
Cover by Mike McKone

A horrible crime has been committed, and a key cast member lies dying. Officer John Doran must find out who’s responsible, knowing the assailant either comes from the ranks of StormWatch Prime…or from his own teammates in StormWatch: PHD! Will the investigation tear StormWatch apart from within?
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Gen1310cover_welcome_cmyk.jpgGEN13 #10
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci

The kids are enjoying the splendor of small time life and a taste of what a “normal” life with super-powers could be like. But will recent events catch up with them in a big way?
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

wetworks11cvrCMYK.jpgWETWORKS #11
Written by J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Joel Gomez & Trevor Scott
Cover by Whilce Portacio

Ab-Death, determined to bring Mother One back from the Deadworld before her soul is beyond his reach, risks his own soul and, in the process, learns a terrible truth about who and what he truly is.
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

tranq_08_cvr_cmyk.jpgWELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #8
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Jason Pearson, ChrisCross and Georges Jeanty
Cover by Neil Googe

It’s a summer spectacular with three special tales of Tranquility! Join the fearsome Lindo Sisters in a time when they weren’t so respectable, see the rock n’ roll origin of the gravedigger Zombie Zeke, and follow master thief the Emoticon as he attempts a score no other criminal would dare!
On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TCM-_8_COV.correx.jpgTHE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: ABOUT A BOY #1
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Joel Gomez
Cover by Darick Robertson & J.D. Mettler

Before “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” there was a story about a boy! Witness the origin of one of horror’s most famous figures in this special one-shot issue featuring a haunting cover by Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN).

Before Thomas Hewitt became the infamous killer “Leatherface,” he was a troubled teenager attempting to fit in with others his age, but Thomas harbored a dark secret — an overwhelming lust for blood and violence that corrupted his soul.
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Fri_13th_7_cvr_colors2.jpgFRIDAY THE 13th: PAMELA’S TALE #1
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Shawn Moll Cover by Dustin Nguyen

The sad, bloody saga of Jason Vorhees is well-chronicled, but one story element of his origin remains untold — that of his mother, Pamela Vorhees! As seen in the original instant classic film, Pamela was a woman unhinged by her son’s death at Camp Crystal Lake but what of the woman before that tragic afternoon? And Jason’s father Elias?
On sale July 11 • 1 of 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

supernatural-3-cvr-cmyk.jpgSUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #3
Written by Peter Johnson
Art by Matthew Dow Smith Cover by Ryan Sook

The life and training of a Hunter is difficult and rigorous…and John Winchester is starting at the beginning! As he takes the first step on this harrowing journey, he must make a difficult and gut-wrenching decision in regards to his children. And it’s time John was truly initiated into the Hunters — with a trip to Harvelle’s Roadhouse Bar!

On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GASlily.jpgGOOD AS LILY
Written by Derek Kirk Kim
Art by Jesse Hamm
Cover by Derek Kirk Kim

Grace Kwon is about to meet three of her closest friends — the only problem is that they’re her past and future selves.

What if your biggest competition was…yourself? Following a strange mishap on her 18th birthday, Grace Kwon is confronted with herself at three different periods in her life. The timing couldn’t be worse as Grace and her friends desperately try to save a crumbling school play. Will her other selves wreak havoc on her present life or illuminate her uncertain future?

Writer Derek Kirk Kim scored the “triple crown” with his debut graphic novel, Same Difference and Other Stories, winning all three major industry awards: the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz. It was also selected as one of the best books of 2003 by Publishers Weekly.

Jesse Hamm’s cartooning has appeared in various mini-comics, anthologies and on the web.

All MINX books contain 176 pages, black and white interiors with gray tones and color covers. Each title also includes previews for other MINX books as a special bonus.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 / 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

sentences_cv.jpgSENTENCES:
THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM
HARDCOVER
Written by Percy Carey
Art and cover by Ronald Wimberly

Underground rap icon Percy Carey tells the true story of his life in the “Hip-Hop Game” — the dizzying heights and heartbreaking losses — in the raw and brutally honest hardcover graphic novel memoir SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM.

In SENTENCES, Carey chronicles his life in the sometimes glamorous, and often violent, hip-hop industry; from the first time he picked up a microphone at a block party as a youngster, to the day he lost the use of his legs to gang violence, to his incarceration, and eventually, to his self-reinvention and rise back to the top of his game, becoming a Hip-Hop Grand Master and being placed among the pantheon of the culture. No questions are left unanswered and no apologies are made, resulting in what’s sure to be a groundbreaking graphic novel.

Joining Carey is up-and-coming artist Ronald Wimberly (LUCIFER, HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE covers), who breathtakingly illustrates this gritty tale of righteous redemption. If what you know about hip-hop is the flashy cars and voluptuous women that music videos try to sell, be prepared to experience the real side of the industry that only someone who has survived the rise, fall, and rise again, can tell.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 5 • 7” x 9” • 128 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
MATURE READERS

FAKER-Cv1.jpgFAKER #1
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Jock

In the numbing cold of a Minnesota winter, Jessie Kidby and her freshman friends kick off their second semester with a wild party. But in the aftermath of the big blow-out, things start to go horribly wrong for all of them. Jessie is troubled by nasty memories she’s been suppressing for years, while her best friend Nick Philo has become an un-person: Nobody outside their tight-knit little clique can remember seeing him before, and his records have been erased from the college’s computers. At first, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it becomes increasingly obvious that one of them is not what he appears to be.

Chock full of ruthless characters with hidden agendas, FAKER takes place during freshman year in college; the ultimate time of reinvention, where, if you’re up for it, you can lie, cheat and fake your way through almost anything. FAKER is by the Eisner-nominated team of Mike Carey (LUCIFER, CROSSING MIDNIGHT) and Jock (THE LOSERS).
On sale July 5 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ARLOV-Cv5.jpgARMY@LOVE #5
Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine

Loman learns of Allie’s sudden disappearance from Edgefield just as his light-fingered past catches up with him. Meanwhile, in Afbaghistan, Paco Lipsync’s hit single is driving the insurgency ballistic. Is this any time for Switzer and Flabbergast to reapply for Hot Zone Club membership?
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

comp-bite-club.jpgTHE COMPLETE BITE CLUB TP
Written by Howard Chaykin & David Tischman
Art by David Hahn Cover by Frank Quitely

Don’t miss this 264-page volume collecting both the original critically acclaimed BITE CLUB and its sequel, BITE CLUB: VAMPIRE CRIME UNIT! The Sopranos have nothing on the Del Toros, a vampire clan that has run organized crime in Miami for nearly a century. Beautiful, rich and immortal, these bloodsuckers are also masters of backstabbing and in-fighting.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 • 264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

AV_17_solicit.jpgAMERICAN VIRGIN #17
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg
Cover by Celia Calle

At the end of their rope and the end of their budget in Bangkok, Thailand, practicing virgin Adam Chamberlain sees no option but to call home for cash. Reaching his one-time hit man, Mel, Adam is given not only new funding for his global odyssey, but also a lead on a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But will the hallucinogenic effects of the sacred tattoo Adam receives open doors to his budding sexual curiosity…or close them forever?
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100B-Cv84_solicit.jpg100 BULLETS #84
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

Minutemen Victor Ray and Remi Rome are in need of a vacation, so they head to scenic Lake Tahoe for some R and R with the beautiful people. But you know what they say — “All play and no work make The Minutemen dull boys…” Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100B-vol-11-ONCE.jpg100 BULLETS VOL. 11: ONCE UPON A CRIME TP
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso Cover by Dave Johnson

Collecting issues #76-83 of the acclaimed series by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso and Dave Johnson! The Trust, Agent Graves and the Minutemen arrive in Mexico for a showdown that will mark the end for at least one major player, while the mystery behind the Atlantic City job is finally revealed.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 8
192 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS VOL. 10: DECAYED TP
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

Reoffered to coincide with 100 BULLETS VOL. 11, this volume collects issues #68-75 of the acclaimed Vertigo series. Following Lono’s ascension to warlord for the houses of the Trust, the last remaining Minutemen are activated as the players on both sides ready themselves for the endgame of their private war.
On sale July 5 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS • Relist

DEAD-Cv12.jpgDEADMAN #12
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by John Watkiss
Cover by Ronald Wimberly

Eve Kendall’s baby is about to be shot. Sarah is falling out of an airplane. Brandon can save only one of them. But he may discover that he’s not the only person who finds life after death.
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

dmz_21_cover4solicits.jpgDMZ #21
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood

Part 4 of the 5-part “Friendly Fire.” Matty is called in for an exclusive, on-the-record interview with a top-level commander who was in charge the day of the brutal “Day 204” massacre. But given what Matty already knows about the day’s events, he’s less than impressed with the commander’s version.
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

CROSMID-Cv8.jpgCROSSING MIDNIGHT #9
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jim Fern & Mark Pennington
Cover by J.H. Williams III

At the end of a quest that has bounced her from a mystical realm to the mean streets of Tokyo, Toshi faces her ultimate opponent: The Gleaner, one of the five faces of Death itself. But with a challenge that literally hits too close to home, does the impulsive Hara twin have any hope of succeeding?
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

EXTER-Cv19.jpgTHE EXTERMINATORS #19
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Darick Robertson & John Lucas
Cover by Tony Moore

The creepiest Exterminators arc yet starts here, with gleefully gruesome guest art by premier penciller Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, THE BOYS). Crone’s operation to flood the streets of L.A. with Draxx has begun. But the city faces an even more catastrophic threat: an invasion of the giant, killer cockroach known as the Mayan Hisser. Only the exterminators of Bug-Bee-Gone stand between the bugs and the collapse of urban civilization.
On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABL-Cv63.jpgFABLES #63
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean

Part 4 of “The Good Prince.” As plans are being set to destroy the Imperial Homeworld where it’s most vulnerable, various Fables are returning home. And Flycatcher must unite an army of ghosts from the land below to help him on his quest against the Empire.
On sale July 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Jack-13-solicit-&balloon-fl.jpgJACK OF FABLES #13
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by CLASSIFIED

Jack’s been impaled by the sword Excalibur, and only the One True King can remove it from him. But where is he, and how long can Jack last with a sword sticking out of his chest?
On sale July 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCAL-Vol-1-Cv.jpgSCALPED #7
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock

“Casino Boogie,” Part 2 of 5. On the surface, the grand opening of the Crazy Horse Casino goes off in magnificent fashion, but behind the scenes is anything but for Chief Red Crow. If the lawsuits, drunk workers and Hmong gangsters weren’t enough, he gets the worst news of all: Gallagher has cancelled.
On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TEST-Cv20.jpgTESTAMENT #20
Written by Douglas Rushkoff
Art and cover by Liam Sharp

“Exodus: Mitzrayim,” Part 2. Alec stabs Fallow in the heart — but killing the man doesn’t kill the AI coursing through this Pharaoh’s veins. Dinah gets a tag, Jake finds his mojo, and Alec meets God.
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED7.jpgSCALPED VOL. 1:
INDIAN COUNTRY TP
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock

Jason Aaron, the hot new writer of the critically acclaimed series THE OTHER SIDE, teams with gritty artist R.M. Guéra for an intense crime drama that mixes organized crime with current Native American culture. This special low-priced volume collects the first five issues of the riveting Vertigo series SCALPED.

Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation searching for something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucs, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez” — short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?
Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 • 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US
MATURE READERS

Hellblazer234.final.low.jpgHELLBLAZER #234
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo

Part 1 of the new 4-part story “Joyride.” South London’s Hunger Hill housing estate has long been a breeding ground for violence, crime and drug abuse. But when the cycle of misery takes a distinct turn for the supernatural, John Constantine discovers there’s something worse at play than mere social deprivation. Much worse…

Plus, don’t miss a 7-page preview of the new Vertigo series UN-MEN!
On sale July 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YLME-Cv57.jpgY: THE LAST MAN #57
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr.
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

“Whys and Wherefores,” Part 3 of 5. As the series races for its conclusion on the dangerous streets of Paris, will the last man finally enjoy a long-awaited reunion?
On sale July 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES.jpgFABLES STATUE: SHERE KHAN & ROSE RED STATUE
Designed by Mark Buckingham
Sculpted by Jim Maddox

This fabulously sculpted FABLES statue of Shere Khan and Rose Red is the perfect companion piece to the BIGBY WOLF & SNOW WHITE STATUE!

The SHERE KHAN & ROSE RED STATUE is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 9.5” tall x 7.5” wide x 7.5” deep. Includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 19, 2007 • Statue• $195.00 US

WWseries.jpgWONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES
Designed by Terry Dodson

Based on the best-selling WONDER WOMAN series!
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base.

Circe 6.625”
Agent Diana Prince 6.625”
Wonder Woman 6.625”
Donna Troy as Wonder Woman 6.625”

Advance-solicited; on sale December 5, 2007 • Action Figures • PI

NEWFRONTS2AF.jpgNEW FRONTIER SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES
Designed by Darwyn Cooke

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

BATMAN 6.625”
THE FLASH 6.5”
DR. Fate 6.5”
MARTIAN MANHUNTER 6.5”

Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007 • Action Figures• PI

SUPERMAN S-SHIELD NEON SIGN

Previously available as a retailer-only item, DC Direct is pleased to offer the SUPERMAN S-SHIELD NEON SIGN! Sitting on a metal base, this 20” tall x 27” wide x 6” deep neon sign is made of metal, glass and red neon gas, and a 24” long electric cord. The SUPERMAN S-SHIELD NEON SIGN comes in a no-frills self-shipping box.
Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007 • Neon Sign • $395.00 US

KOTOCatwoman.jpgCATWOMAN VINYL STATUE
By KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT once again brings the exquisite craftsmanship of KOTOBUKIYA to fans. A purr-fect companion statue to the previously released BATMAN and THE JOKER Vinyl Statues, this CATWOMAN VINYL STATUE is approximately 6″-7″ long and is packaged in a 4-color window box. The CATWOMAN VINYL STATUE is manufactured to order!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007
Vinyl Statue • $69.99 US

KOTOSupergirl.jpgSUPERGIRL VINYL STATUE
By KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT once again brings the exquisite craftsmanship of KOTOBUKIYA to fans. A companion piece to the previously released SUPERMAN Vinyl statue, the SUPERGIRL Vinyl Statue stands approximately 10″ tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box. The SUPERGIRL VINYL STATUE is manufactured to order!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007
Vinyl Statue • $79.99 US

IRONGIANT.jpgIRON GIANT STATUE
Based on the designs of Brad Bird
DC Direct reassembles the Iron Giant!

This multi-part statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain piece measuring approximately 4.5″ tall x 10″ wide x 4.75″ deep for the main portion (Iron Giant head and shoulders), while the hand (with a miniature Hogarth attached) is a separate piece measuring 2.5″ tall x 2″ wide x 3″ deep that can be positioned at any distance from the main piece. This impressive statue includes a blueprint of the Iron Giant with notes from creator Brad Bird and a 4-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue requires minimal assembly and is manufactured to order
Advance-solicited; on sale December 5, 2007 • Statue • $150.00 US

Illidan1.jpgWORLD OF WARCRAFT:
ILLIDAN STORMRAGE
DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

America’s #1 selling PC game since 2004 continues its incredible entry into the collectible action figure arena with this ILLIDAN Deluxe Collector Figure from DC Unlimited. This figure is 6.5” tall with a wingspan of 11” — the total height of the figure is 13”!
Advance-solicited
On sale December 19, 2007
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4 Comments

  1. Mark I.
    April 18, 2007 at 1:31 am — Reply

    That Iron Giant statue is awesome. Wish I could afford it.

    And why is Supergirl dressing more and more like a um, tart? She’s not Lady Death, DC!

  2. April 18, 2007 at 9:22 am — Reply

    The Iron Giant? Urgh…you’d have thought those morons would have learnt after the movie. Perverting Ted Hughes’ work for money is NEVER gonna get you anything.

  3. April 18, 2007 at 11:11 am — Reply

    This particular iteration of Supergirl has always dressed like a teen hooker. It’s kind of her schtick…

  4. April 18, 2007 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    ‘This particular iteration of Supergirl has always dressed like a teen hooker. It’s kind of her schtick…’

    Yes, and funnily enough she’s derived from the same idea as Power Girl, who is the Superhero personification of the woman described in Tarantino’s interpretation ‘Like a Virgin’ at the beginning of “Reservoir Dogs”.

    Bet if you asked either of them why they dress like that (surely they’d catch cold?) they’d just reply ‘Because I can’.

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