DC Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles shipping in December 2007. Here we’ll get to see more in the Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul, Countdown continues, the Final Crisis looms ever closer, and the Flash returns…but which one?

Countdown-21-Cover-SOLICIT-.jpgCOUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #21-18
Story by Paul Dini
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
21 script by Sean McKeever and
art by Jesus Saiz
20 script by Adam Beechen and
art by Dennis Calero
19 script by Tony Bedard and
art by Carlos Magno
18 script by Sean McKeever and
art by Al Barrionuevo
Covers by Karl Kerschl

Karate Kid meets an all-new/old OMAC at the Command D bunker! Jimmy Olsen crosses paths with Mister Miracle! Mary Marvel is taken to Paradise Island! One of the Rogues becomes a real drag! Things are changing for the Monitors! And…at long last…Ray Palmer!

Plus, more DC villains origin backup stories, including Granny Goodness and Sinestro!

COUNTDOWN 21 on sale December 5 • COUNTDOWN 20 on sale December 12 COUNTDOWN 19 on sale December 19 • COUNTDOWN 18 on sale December 26 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CTArena-Cv1.jpgCOUNTDOWN: ARENA #1-4
Written by Keith Champagne
Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Covers by Andy Kubert
Variant covers by Dale Eaglesham

Get ready for COUNTDOWN: ARENA — a 4-issue weekly event written by Keith Champagne (JSA) with art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens (GREEN ARROW) that pits the DCU’s greatest heroes against themselves!

The villainous Monarch begins the last chapter of his campaign against the Monitors, combing the entire Multiverse to enlist the most powerful — or deadly — heroes and villains from throughout existence to join his army. The abducted must battle one another in Monarch’s specially constructed Arena, where only the strongest will survive to join his battle against
the Monitors.

Carefully selected from worlds throughout all 52 universes, including characters from SUPERMAN: RED SON, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, JSA: LIBERTY FILES, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NAIL, and TANGENT, among many others, three versions of each hero will walk into the Arena, and only one will walk away. Welcome to
THE ARENA, where Monarch’s only rule is to survive at all costs.

Retailers please note: Each issue of COUNTDOWN: ARENA will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
#1 on sale December 5; #2 on sale December 12; #3 on sale December 19; #4 on sale December 26 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges Cover by Mario Alberti
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia

Kent Nelson, feeling sorry for himself, falls off the wagon and into despair…which would be miserable enough for an obscure, powerless infividual — but Kent possesses the helmet and identity of Doctor Fate! Plus, a shocking new development in the life of Eclipso — unlike everything you’ve seen in a DC series before!
On sale December 19 • 4 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray
Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreiro and Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Animal Man and Starfire vs. San Diego! Adam Strange vs. Rann! Forerunner vs. herself!
On sale December 26 • 5 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Alan Burnett
Art by Travel Foreman
Cover by Killian Plunkett

At the height of the Cold War, the Challengers find themselves teamed with freedom fighter Batman against the Soviet President, Superman! The Challengers must choose between the life of a friend and the survival of the Multiverse.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Randy Green Cover by Ryan Sook

In a world of gender-reversal, an army of Greek warriors led by Wonder Man march against Washington and the JLA! The Challengers must battle to find Ray Palmer and to stop the Multiverse-spanning war.
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Bill Morrison
Art by Scott Shaw! & Al Gordon
Cover by Shaw! & Morrison

The 3-issue miniseries concludes! The Zoo Crew’s world has been made completely untenable — a colossal disaster! Can Boa’s Ark save the population? Plus, the villain behind the villains: Starro the Conqueror!
On sale December 12 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by Liam Sharpe & Rob Hunter
Cover by Sharpe

A Countdown tie-in! The fate of the Multiverses hang in the balance as Lord Havok and his Extremists are confronted with Monarch’s startling offer…will it be too good to refuse? Or will it ignite an already explosive situation? Plus, readers get an in-depth look into the origin of the savage Extremist known as Tracer.
On sale December 26 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong

Who will end up as leader of the pack? Joker? Lex Luthor?
One of the Rogues? Is there any chance of escape? Each issue brings some closer to control…some closer to conscription…and others closer to death!
On sale December 12 • 2 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Batlash-Cv1-variant.jpgBatlash-Cv1.R2.jpgBAT LASH #1
Written by Peter Brandvold
& Sergio Aragones
Art by John Severin
Cover by Walter Simonson
Variant cover by Severin

Will he save the West – or ruin it? Acclaimed Western novelist Peter Brandvold (Rogue Lawman, .45-Caliber Deathtrap) teams up with Bat Lash co-creator Sergio Aragones (Groo, MAD) to answer that question as BAT LASH begins! This 6-issue miniseries recounts the origin story of the most unusual cowboy of them all as young Bat Lash braves a corrupt sheriff and a greedy rancher just to woo a rancher’s lovely daughter. With interior art by the legendary John Severin (DESPERADOES) and beautiful covers by Walter Simonson, BAT LASH is a classic Western high adventure made fresh and exciting for today!

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Walter Simonson, retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by John Severin). See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 12 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang
Variant cover by Chiang

Black Canary and Green Arrow conclude their mission on Paradise Island and are stunned to find out what’s really been going on there — and just who’s been behind the kidnapping of their missing friend!

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Cliff Chiang, retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a different cover by Chiang). See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BMOutsd_Cv3_solicit.jpgBATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #3
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert
Cover by Eric Battle & Art Thibert

Batman’s dual loyalties are tested as the Outsiders and
the Justice League clash over SALVATION RUN — but the Outsiders’ underground work has already brought an architect of the Run over to their side!
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark
Cover by John Van Fleet

Renee Montoya returns to Gotham as The Lesson of Greed comes to light. But when the Penguin attempts to auction off a copy of the Crime Bible, the Question will find herself battling the Batwoman for the elusive Black Book of the Dark Faith!
On sale December 26 • 3 of 5 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Frank Tieri
Art by J. Calafiore & Jack Purcell
Cover by Calafiore

This issue has it all: Scarecrow confronts Penguin! The Riddler reveals Nightwing’s secret! A surprise attack on the Iceberg Lounge! Matches Malone vs. Mr. Zsasz — to the death! All this plus guest appearances by Robin, Oracle and the Ventriloquist!
On sale December 26 • 3 of 9 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin
Art and covers by Starlin & Matt Banning

Orion, Mr. Miracle and Superman break into the Forever People’s hideaway — only to make a shocking discovery! Meanwhile, Metron continues to investigate the mystery surrounding the deaths of the New Gods…and Mr. Miracle undergoes a startling transformation!
On sale December 26 • 4 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

“52 Pick-Up” continues! Booster Gold has been tasked with preventing the origins of the world’s greatest heroes from unraveling. Next up is his greatest challenge yet: preventing one of the most horrific wrongs that’s ever befallen a hero in the DC Universe.

Leaping into the pages of BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE,
Booster attempts to stop a tragedy that he discovers never should’ve happened — the Joker shooting and paralyzing Barbara Gordon, Batgirl.

Plus, what dark secret is Rip Hunter keeping from Booster?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by Max Fiumara & Matthew Southworth

Infinity Inc. reunites to take on the existentialist mind-sucking creature named Kid Empty! But tensions quickly arise as to who will lead the team, just as the murder of yet another Everyman Project teenager may give them a key to victory. Plus, a new face appears on the scene, with familiar powers and murderous intent.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Metamorpho6colors.jpgMETAMORPHO: YEAR ONE #5-6
Written by Dan Jurgens Covers by Kevin Nowlan
Art by Mike Norton & Jesse Delperdang

The origin of Metamorpho concludes! After saving the world from destruction, Metamorpho meets the world’s mightiest heroes, the Justice League. When they offer him a spot on the team, will it finally be an opportunity for the misfit element man to fit in?
Issue #5 on sale Dec. 5; issue #6 on sale Dec. 19 • 5 & 6 of 6
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Ostrander
Art by Javier Pina & Robin Riggs
Cover by John K. Snyder

The new Suicide Squad is fully revealed! And the hits just keep on coming as Amanda Waller unveils her latest strategy for controlling the troops: a big dose of Chemo with a dash of Firestorm!
On sale December 12 • 4 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Cover by Mahnke

Black Adam comes closer to retrieving one of the final pieces of Isis’s magical amulet, but even he can’t contemplate how far a secret group would go to bring his bloodshed to an end.
On sale December 12 • 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Pat Olliffe & John Stanisci
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Plague vs. Batman! Famine vs. Superman! War vs. Wonder Woman! Oolong Island vs. the risen dead! And Death vs. everybody! All this, plus the Doom Patrol and a cliffhanger you’ll never forget!
On sale December 26 • 5 of 6 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Dave Johnson

The Doll Man War begins! Plus, Red Bee’s daring escape from a government lab. And if that’s not enough…the return of Neon the Unknown!
On sale December 26 • 4 of 8 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


RB-Cv169.jpgROBIN #169
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Freddie Williams II
Cover by Andy Kubert

Part 5 of the 7-part “Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul!” Robin goes off the deep end as the temptations of Ra’s al Ghul prove too strong to resist! Will Nightwing take his big brother role to heart and try to drag Tim off the ledge? Guest-starring Batman, Damian and Talia al Ghul.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NTW-Cv139.jpgNIGHTWING #139
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Adam Kubert

“The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul,” Part 6 of 7, guest-starring Damian and Talia al Ghul! Is this the Nightwing vs. Robin battle that we’ve all been dreading? Meanwhile, Ra’s moves one step closer to his goal at Nanda Parbat — but will Batman and crew arrive too late?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Paul Dini
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Simone Bianchi

The startling climax of “The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul”! A secret surrounding Ra’s’ lineage is revealed! Everything comes to a head at Nanda Parbat as Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Damian face off against the eternal might of Ra’s al Ghul!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Tony Daniel & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Daniel

The Gotham Police HQ is taken over by the mysterious Third Batman who begins to kill cops, working his way towards Jim Gordon as he tells his tale and waits for his prize: the life of the Dark Knight, in exchange for the lives of the precinct cops. What dark secret from Batman’s past lies behind the creation of the Impostor Batmen? Guest starring Bat-Mite!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton

More of the background behind Gotham City’s newest guardian is revealed! Will Simon be embraced by the neighborhood once he rids the streets of a serial killer…or is he compelled to remain an outsider?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd

The last laugh in the Joker’s first meeting with his hated nemesis Batman sets the stage for the lunatic war these two icons of tragedy and comedy/good and evil are fated to fight for years to come! Do not miss the final chapter of “Lovers and Madmen.”
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CTW-Cv74.solicitation.jpgCATWOMAN #74
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes

The new blood in Gotham City plans to wipe Catwoman off the streets! The only way to prove herself to the crime lords of Gotham is to pull off an impossible heist — before her cold-blooded counterpart does!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Frank Quitely & Jamie Grant
Cover by Quitely

Nothing can stand against the Man of Steel! The 2007 Eisner Award Winner for “Best Continuing Series” keeps getting better when the new issue of ALL STAR SUPERMAN explodes!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AC-Cv860.jpgACTION COMICS #860
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Frank
Variant Cover by Steve Lightle

The reintroduction of the original Legion of Super-Heroes continues with Part 3 of “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes!” Shocked by the reasons for the Legion’s disbanding and the state of the United Planets, Superman embarks on a quest to find the one Legionnaire who may hold the key to saving the future: Brainiac 5. But a bizarre group of Legion enemies is hot on Superman’s tail, and they’ll do whatever they must to stop him — even if he’s their greatest hero. Plus, whatever happened to Lightning Lass and Timber Wolf?

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Steve Lightle). See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Superman_671_cvr.jpgSUPERMAN #671
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Peter Vale & Jesus Merino
Cover by Brad Walker & John Livesay

Superman faces an army of insect warriors and Lana Lang is missing in “Insect Queen,” Part 1 of 3! It all sets the stage for the debut of an updated take on a classic figure from the past! Plus, parenthood ain’t easy — and something’s up with Chris Kent. Can Lois handle it, or will growing pains spell trouble for Lois, Clark, and all of Metropolis? Featuring guest art by the sensational Peter Vale (SUPERMAN #659)!
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Shane Davis & Matt Banning

The Search for Kryptonite begins as Michael Green (HEROES) and superstar artist Shane Davis begin a 6-part saga in which the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight undertake the impossible task of recovering all the Kryptonite on Earth!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SG-Cv24.jpgSUPERGIRL #24
Written by Kelley Puckett
Art and cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder

Supergirl’s pursuit of a deadly new interstellar menace takes a sharp turn when she’s confronted far from Earth with the ghost of Krypton! What new revelations from Kara’s past will come to light as she pieces together her missing memories and seeks her true purpose?
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art and cover by Chris Batista & Cam Smith

Part 3 of 3! After Superman’s fateful first encounter with The Forever People — and Darkseid — the Man of Steel finds himself trapped as a prisoner on New Genesis, with only one way to escape. It’s battle of the titans as Superman faces off against Orion!
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Gail Simone Cover by Ladrönn
Art by Mike Norton & Trevor Scott

Things go from bad to worse as the Department of Metahuman Affairs, led by field agent Diana Prince, declares Ivy Town under Martial Law! Even worse, the mind-altering new villain, the Ruffian, wants both the Atom and Wonder Woman dead! Can the combined power of the Tiny Titan and the Amazing Amazon stop this crisis?
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Rogers
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

The Blue Beetle’s family and friends are targeted by an all-out supervillain assault — so why’s he abandoning them in their darkest hour by leaving Earth?
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOP-113-def.jpgBIRDS OF PREY #113
Written by Sean McKeever Cover by Stephane Roux
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

New series writer Sean McKeever (TEEN TITANS) debuts with an issue guest-starring Superman! A high-tech hazard threatens the streets of Metropolis, and a mob boss recently “promoted” is to blame. As the Birds lose control of the situation, Metropolis’s other hero warns Oracle about her future in the City of Tomorrow.
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

The Book of Destiny’s been opened, but look who’s come spilling out…the Metal Men! The Blackhawks! The Newsboy Legion! And the new Atom and Hawkman team!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

atom-80pg_solicit.jpgCOUNTDOWN SPECIAL: THE ATOM 80-PAGE GIANT #1-2
Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Alan Lee Weiss, Arvell M. Jones and others
Covers by Ryan Sook

Thrill to the adventures of Ray Palmer in these two giant-sized Specials! Issue #1 collects stories from SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11-12, and #2 features material from #13-14 (1977).
Issue #1 on sale December 5 • Issue #2 on sale December 19
80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

FLS-Cv235.jpgTHE FLASH #235
Written by Mark Waid and John Rogers
Art by Daniel Acuña and Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Acuña

Even getting a WMD built in five minutes won’t stop an alien invasion, so what’s the Flash’s next trick? Plus, the backup feature “Fast Life” reveals Wally West’s first visit to the world known as Planet Flash!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann
Art by Chris Samnee
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

The sensational 2-part story “Mademoiselle Marie” begins! Long before World War II, a legendary French spy network was born — and now a kidnapping in Africa has turned the Mademoiselle Marie legacy against its latest standard-bearer, the Black Queen’s Knight!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GL-26_Cvr_Solicit.jpgGREEN LANTERN #26
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Mike McKone & Andy Lanning
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Setting the stage for the Green Lanterns’ role in FINAL CRISIS comes Part 1 of “The Alpha Lanterns,” a new story arc written by Geoff Johns with art by Mike McKone (TEEN TITANS)! Who are the Alpha-Lanterns? What bizarre cosmic surgery have they undergone? And how will they affect the future of the Green Lantern Corps?

In the aftermath of the Sinestro Corps War, the Green Lanterns are undergoing an unprecedented reconstruction and reinvention, and the controversial Alpha-Lantern project is in full effect.

Meanwhile, with Sinestro’s true machinations for his war revealed to Earth’s prime Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and John Stewart, debate rages across Oa as lines are drawn and crossed, new bonds are formed, and old ones broken.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

The pieces of the Sinestro Corps War are still falling as Guy is finally reunited with his lost love, Ice! And as Kyle Rayner tries to start his new life as a Green Lantern, Sinestro rings continue to empower new and deadlier forces in space.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Sterling Gates
Art by Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, J.G. Jones, Patrick Gleason and Joe Prado
Cover by Reis & Oclair Albert

For the first time ever, the secrets of the Book of Oa and the Book of Parallax are revealed in short stories looking at the past, present and future of the Corps! This 64-page Special features new tales of both the Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps!
In store December 19 • 64 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose

“Thy Kingdom Come” explodes as Jakeem Thunder returns! The Justice Society reaches out to the next wave of legacy heroes: the new Mr. America, Judomaster, Amazing Man and more! Plus, another face familiar to the Kingdom Come Superman makes his presence known.

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 Alex Ross), retailers may order 1 copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose). For more information, please see the Previews Order Form.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas

Lightning strikes again as a Flash returns! Where’s this Flash from…and what is she doing on our Earth?
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mike W. Barr
Art by Randy Green & Andy Owens
Cover by Julian Lopez & Bit

The conclusion of the Justice League’s conflict with the Weaponers of Qward…who are battling the JLA with the team’s own weapons!
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art and cover by Paulo Siqueira & Amilton Santos

With the JLA away from Earth on a dire mission in space, the wives and loved ones of the heroes gather to support each other when at any moment any individual in the room could be left alone forever.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Junior Thomas
Art by Staz Johnson & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Scott Kolins

It’s Christmas in the DCU, and Alan Scott will be learning all about the Ho-Ho-Horror of the holidays from the immortal Vandal Savage! But in order to save the life of a child, Alan will to sacrifice his own happiness — as well as his daughter!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written and illustrated by various

Reoffered in time for the holidays, this book of holiday mirth, heroes and villains alike enjoy and endure the Christmas season. Collecting 17 tales from over the last 60 years, starring Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Flash, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.
On sale December 5 • 154 pg, FC, $19.95 US • Relist

JONH-Cv26.jpgJONAH HEX #26
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini

Featuring art by Giuseppe Camuncoli (CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON)! The trail of a quartet of criminals lands Hex in the middle of a family that will defy the imagination and turn the stomach!
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matt Sturges
Art and cover by Phil Winslade

Nightmaster learns some new tricks while trapped in the Nightshade Dimension — and the full extent of his powers has yet to be revealed! Plus, the Blue Devil fights an army of wizards but gets help from a most unlikey source — one from back in the Day of Vengeance!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Shooter
Art and covers by Francis Manapul
& John Livesay

Celebrate a bold new era for the Legion of Super-Heroes with the return of writer Jim Shooter and the debut of new series art team Francis Manapul (Witchblade, Tomb Raider) & John Livesay (THE FLASH)!

Several Legionnaires find themselves in mortal peril as the universe is faced with a frightening and mysterious alien threat. Plus, in the absence of longtime team captain Cosmic Boy, the Legion seek new leadership, only to find themselves under the the shaky and uncertain control of…Lightning Lad?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two interlocking covers by Frances Manapul, one featuring the left half of the art above (Cover A) and one featuring the right half of the art above (Cover B), that are separately orderable. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone, Glen Gold and others
Art by Michael Golden, Eduardo Risso and others
Cover by Darwyn Cooke

Many elements define the Spirit, but one of the more glamorous is definitely his femmes fatales! In this special issue, featuring spectacular stories from some of the industry’s finest creators, discover a bevy of deadly new beauties!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TT54_solicit.jpgTEEN TITANS #54
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Eddy Barrows & Rob Hunter

Conner, Bart and the other Titans of Tomorrow have planted the seed that will ensure their totalitarian future comes to pass. All that remains is to eliminate those who would oppose them. Watch out, Ravager! Watch out, Supergirl! And most definitely watch out, Blue Beetle!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill

The mystery of who’s hunting Wonder Girl and Hercules is dragged into the light! But Wonder Girl’s about to get some unexpected “help” in the form of a face from her past…
On sale December 12 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WW015S_color.jpgWONDER WOMAN #15
Written by Gail Simone
Art by cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

The stunning “Circle” story arc ratchets to a new level of intensity as Wonder Woman’s acclaimed new creative team deliver never-before-revealed secrets of Diana’s origin! Who tried to assassinate her on the night of her creation? Special Agent Diana Prince may not live to find out, as she faces a brutal Captain Nazi alone, unable to use her powers. And the re-forming army of the Society of Super Villains hunts her mother on Paradise Island! You’ve never seen a Wonder Woman like this!
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Scott McDaniel, Scott Kolins, Rick Burchett, Marcos Martin, Karl Story, Mark Pennington and others
Cover by McDaniel & Andy Owens

Don’t miss this hard-hitting volume from award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA, Y: THE LAST MAN, Lost), collecting Batman #588-590, Detective Comics #787, Wonder Woman #160-161 and Batman Gotham City Secret Files!

In the first of these tales of the DCU, Bruce Wayne adopts the guise of Matches Malone — the seedy identity he uses to infiltrate the Gotham underworld. But when Matches is shot, it’s up to Batman to determine what really happened…and how Scarface is involved! Plus, in other stories, Batman takes on the Mad Hatter, and Wonder Woman and Donna Troy square off against Clayface!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 6 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Judd Winick and Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett, Matthew Clark, Eddy Barrows and others
Cover by Clark & Art Thibert

Collecting the explosive crossover from Checkmate #13-15 and Outsiders #47-49! The DCU’s top spies throw down with the DCU’s most troublemaking hero team as Checkmate hunts the Outsiders!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Arnold Drake
Art and cover by Bruno Premiani

The World’s Strangest Heroes return in this volume collecting THE DOOM PATROL #106-113 (Sep. 1966-Aug. 1967)!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 27 • 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Brad Meltzer and Geoff Johns
Art by Ed Benes, Shane Davis, Dale Eaglasham, Jim Lee, Adam Kubert, George Pérez, and others
Cover by Michael Turner

Two of DC’s most prominent super-teams join forces in this stunning hardcover volume collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and #8-12 and Justice Society of America #5-6! In the wake of “The Tornado’s Path,” the JLA has discovered the existence of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the present. With the help of the JSA, Superman and his team must track down all seven Legionnaires to discover why these heroes of the future have traveled back in time!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 13 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

JLA-Kid-Amazo-cv.jpgJLA: KID AMAZO TP
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Carlos D’Anda Cover by Howard Porter

Collecting the acclaimed story by Peter Milligan and Carlos D’Anda from JLA CLASSIFIED #37-41! Professor Ivo and Amazo have hatched an unusual experiment that just might mean the downfall of the Justice League — but could their experiment turn on them?
Meet the robot Amazo’s only child: Kid Amazo!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Gail Simone Cover by García-López
Art by José Luís García-López, Sean Phillips and Klaus Janson

Writer Gail Simone and legendary artist José Luís García-López send the JLA to an emerging nation torn by revolution in this volume collecting JLA CLASSIFIED #16-21! Who — or what — is the Hypothetical Woman that enables the dictatorial General Tuzik to create his own twisted League Against Justice?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard, J. Torres, Judd Winick
and Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Paulo Siquiera, Tom Derenick, Mike McKone, Amanda Conner, and others
Cover by Ryan Sook

Celebrate the superhero wedding of the year with this amazing hardcover collection that includes BLACK CANARY #1-4, the JLA WEDDING SPECIAL, the BLACK CANARY WEDDING PLANNER and the GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL! Before the nuptials can take place, 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! Then, the fun unfolds in the most unexpected way possible!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis,
Patrick Gleason and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this hardcover volume featuring the best-selling Green Lantern 21-22, Green Lantern Corps 14-15, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1!

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.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20
160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Infinite-Crisis-HC-cvr.jpgINFINITE CRISIS TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway,
Ivan Reis, Andy Lanning and others
Cover by Jimenez

The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 — a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS — is now available in an amazing
softcover collection!

OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth’s three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It’s the DCU’s darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe…at any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again!

This exhaustive volume contains every cover and variant produced for the project, annotations, character designs, excerpts from scripts, unused scenes, and much more!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 264 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Lee Moder and Dan Davis

Collecting issues #0 and #9-14 of the series that launched superstar writer Geoff Johns’s career! Don’t miss these early adventures of Courtney Whitmore teaming as the Star Spangled Kid with her stepfather before she became Stargirl of the Justice Society!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Lee Moder and Dan Davis

Reoffered to coincide with JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-8 of the series that introduced Courtney Whitmore and launched the career of fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns!
On sale December 5 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US • Relist

Written by Marc Andreko
Art by Javier Pina, Fernando Blanco, Brad Walker and others
Cover by Arthur Adams

Collecting issues #24-30 of the acclaimed MANHUNTER series written by Marc Andreyko! Manhunter Kate Spencer takes on her biggest case yet with Wonder Woman as the client, but the stakes are higher than anyone knows! Is the Amazon princess guilty of murdering Max Lord?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Walter Simonson, Carlos Pacheco and others
Cover by Al Barrionuevo

Collecting Superman #659 and #666 and Action Comics #848-849! The Man of Steel travels to hell and back in this collection of stories that touches on the supernatural side of Superman.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 112 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SM-Camelot-Falls-v2-cv.jpgSUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS VOL. 2 hc
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The epic storyline from fan-favorites Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino concludes in this volume collecting SUPERMAN #662-664 and #667-668! The Man of Steel defends Metropolis from harm, but now he faces a dilemma: Are his heroics only making things worse? It all leads to a brawl between Superman and Arion of Atlantis miles beneath the Atlantic! But can Superman’s Kryptonian might stand up to the magic of a sorcerer? And what will the outcome of the battle mean for the fate of the world?
Advance-solicited; on sale February 27 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Mark Evanier, John Byrne, Walter Simonson, Jeph Loeb and others
Art by Steve Rude, Byrne, Simonson, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Arthur Adams, Erik Larsen and others
Cover by Walter Simonson

Don’t miss this new volume featuring the greatest New Gods stories by a Who’s Who of all-star creators! Recognized as one of Jack Kirby’s greatest creations, the New Gods now play an integral role in the DC Universe. Rediscover the classic tales of young Scott Free, Darkseid, Orion and more in this softcover collecting stories from Mister Miracle Special, Jack Kirby’s Fourth World #2-20, and Orion #3-4, #6-8, #10, #12, #15, #18-19! Plus, a never-before-published short story by writer Mark Millar with art by Steve Ditko & Mick Gray!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Steve Scott, Tom Derenick, Scott Hampton and others
Cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Collecting issues #4 and #9-13 of writer Bill Willingham’s SHADOWPACT! Thrill to a day in the life of Blue Devil, an encounter with Etrigan the Demon, the formation of a new team roster and more in this action-packed, magic-filled volume!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TANGENT-v2-not-final-cv.jpgTANGENT COMICS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Karl Kesel, John Ostrander, Chuck Dixon and Dan Jurgens
Art by Sean Chen, Klaus Janson, Matt Haley and others
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Conrad

Collecting more of DC’s Tangent titles, presenting a group of
strange new heroes with very familiar names! This volume includes TANGENT COMICS: JOKER, NIGHTWING, BATMAN, SECRET SIX and DOOM PATROL.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Bob Haney and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo and others
Cover by Jim Aparo

A second volume collecting the greatest Batman team-ups of the Silver Age, from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88-109!
Retro-solicited; on sale December 26 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

A third gigantic black-and-white volume collecting 1960s adventures of the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes, from
Retro-solicited; on sale December 12 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Jack Miller, Bob Haney and others
Art by Ramona Fradon, Nick Cardy, Howard Purcell
and others
Cover by Nick Cardy

More 1960s adventures of the master of the sea! This volume collects stories from Aquaman #7-23, World’s Finest #130-133, #135, #137 and #139 and THE Brave and the Bold #51!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Haney, Leo Dorfman and others
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Neal Adams, Gil Kane and others
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Don’t miss this massive volume collecting stories from Batman #184, 192, 227, 229-231, 234-236, 239-242, 244-246, 248-250, 252, 254, Detective Comics #386, 390, 394-395, 398-403, 445, 447, 450-451, Jimmy Olsen #91 and 111, Justice League of America #50 and 91-92, Teen Titans #14, Brave and the Bold #83 and #100 and World’s Finest #195 and #200!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 512 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


BMSTR-Cv40-solicit.jpgTHE BATMAN STRIKES! #40
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Adam Archer
Cover by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill

The Riddler’s on the rampage, trying to prove himself as the cleverest person in all of Gotham City! Can Batman outwit the Master of Riddles before Gotham burns?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Ben McCool
Art by Dario Brizuela
Cover by Zach Howard

The Justice League’s shadows are missing! Only Zatanna and
Dr. Fate know how to fight such terrible magic, but they’re in over their heads!
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Scott Beatty Cover by Alexander Serra
Art by Sanford Greene & Nathan Massengill

An ancient legacy catches up with Brainiac 5 when he learns the terrible secret of his great-great-grandfather, Brainiac 1…one of Superman’s greatest enemies! To make it up to him, Brainy takes him on a trip to his home planet’s past, but an unexpected detour to the Phantom Zone could mean disaster for the Legion’s future!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Nauck

The Titans hit the big 5-0! When Robin’s out of commission, it’s up to the rest of the team to gather everyone and anyone who’s ever been a Titan to help save the day!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Robbie Busch
Art by Min S. Ku, Scott Cohn and Dan Davis
Cover by Robert Pope
& Mike DeCarlo

Ben has found the place of his dreams: a fan convention! But he just might end up being the main event!
On sale December 12
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

Written by Robbie Busch
Art by Stephanie Gladden,
Mike Kazaleh, Scott Neely and Phil Moy
Cover by Gladden

As the reigning Game Master of Foster’s, Bloo promises to exhibit fairness and good sportsmanship… NOT! Plus, Camp Lazlo and
the Eds!
On sale December 26
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LT-Cv157.jpgLOONEY TUNES #157
Written by Frank Strom, Jesse Leon McCann and Sam Agro
Art by by Leo Batic, Neal Sternecky, Mike DeCarlo and others
Cover by Scott Gross

Bugs and Daffy are on a quest to capture proof of that most elusive creature: the Yeti!
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SDO-Cv127.jpgSCOOBY-DOO #127
Written by Greg Thompson, Ivan Velez and Darryl Kravitz
Art by Robert Pope, Karen Machette and Vince Deporter
Cover by Scott Neely

The holidays are a time for family, for giving and, of course, receiving…the scare of your life!
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #485
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Ring in the holidays with the greatest humor mag of all time!
On sale December 5 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web, MAD Marginals, Reader’s Choice picks and much more!
On sale December 12 • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US


ZombieFairy_v1_300_cmyk.jpgZOMBIE FAIRY VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Daisuke Torii

CMX launches an exciting new era of manga with its first Flex Comix title!
Flex Comix is a joint venture between DC Comics and Flex Comix, a Japanese company that creates exciting, original manga for web, mobile phones and print.

In ZOMBIE FAIRY, a boy named Aoto brings a family heirloom — a coffin — to a Japanese TV show to determine its worth. Suddenly, a 400-year-old Chinese girl named Chun-Ai pops out of the coffin. In a trance-like state, she becomes violent and super-strong and trashes the studio. After she emerges from her trance and calms down, Aoto decides he has no choice but to bring her home, where his quirky family agrees to take her in. But they soon find themselves in over their heads — Chun-ai is quickly joined by a friend from the past, and then they find themselves in the middle of a deadly battle with a giant, raging tiger spirit.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

TearsofaLamb_v1_FC_300.jpgTEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

Get in at the start of a new CMX series from the creator of I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE! Freshman Kei has one thing on her mind: getting into the apartment of Kanzaki, a fellow classmate. She’s searching for something she lost there two tenants ago. This strange connection begins a friendship between two students who have each suffered their own separate trauma. Can Kei and Kanzaki help each other get over the secrets that are tearing them apart? CMX will cross-promote this title with Tokyopop, who will be launching V.B. Rose — another Banri Hidaka title — the same month.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Canon_v4_cvr_bktrade.jpgCANON VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Chika Shiomi

It’s all-out action in this thrilling series finale! The battle lines are drawn as Canon faces her true enemy. She’s determined not to let anyone else die…unless she’s the one who takes the fall. The powerful Glenn takes her on, but Rod forbids him to kill her, leading to a fateful rift between the vampire allies. And does Canon still have a chance to regain her humanity?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 5″ x 7.375″
194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

CIPHER_v10_cvr_bktrade.jpgCIPHER VOL. 10
Written and illustrated by Minako Narita

A case of mistaken identity puts Siva in an unwanted confrontation with a dangerous figure from Cipher’s drug-using past. Meanwhile, the twins’ friend Anise struggles with her feelings for Cipher, who’s still seemingly happy with his life in L.A. After making a shocking offer to Siva and getting turned down, she decides it’s time to go to the west coast and bring Cipher back to New York.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 5″ x 7.375″
200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Ihateyou_v3_FC_cc_300.jpgI HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

Is Kazuha seriously thinking about becoming a hairdresser, or is she only considering it because it’s Sugimoto’s career and represents a way to get closer to him? Meanwhile, there’s trouble at home when her brother, Chizura, starts hanging out with the wrong crowd. Sugimoto steps in to try to help the troubled Chizura, but his advice might just lead to a serious rift between Kazuha and Sugimoto.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 5″ x 7.375″
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Gon_v3_cvr_300.jpgGON VOL. 3
Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka

Gon frolics with some watery friends until a school of piranha tries to put the bite on him — but they’re the ones who will feel the pinch. Later, Gon leads a pack of baby wolf cubs to seek revenge against a vicious tiger for the death of their mother. Then get ready for some far-out fun in the forest, as Gon and friends consume massive quantities of mushrooms!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 5″ x 7.375″
148 pg, B&W, $5.99 US • TEEN

Penguin_v5_cvr_300.jpgPENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Sakura Tsukuba

The battle is on, as the Peacock agency finds itself under attack by rival Yasuoka Productions. The ambitious Noriko Kano is ready to use any means necessary to put her agency back on top, even if it means exploiting a relative of Peacock’s star client Ayaori Mashiba. Peacock’s President will have to draft novice agent Yukari into this battle to have a shot at winning this war.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 19 • 5″ x 7.375″
192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Variante_v2_cvr_bktrade.jpgVARIANTE VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Iqura Sugimoto

Agents from Aethos — a mysterious, government-linked corporation — want to use the power of Aiko’s demon arm to fight the deadly creatures known as Chimeras, whose attacks on the civilian population are increasing. But Sudo, the agent who has befriended Aiko, isn’t so happy about this development. In helping them to defeat this enemy, is she becoming an even greater threat herself?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 5.5″ x 8″
178 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE

Presents_v2_FC_cc_300.jpgPRESENTS VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Kanako Inuki

Kurumi’s travels bring her to a meeting with none
other than Santa Claus! But it’s a darker St. Nick than you’ve
ever seen. This not-so-Jolly old elf has been cursed with the power to see the future of the children he visits — and for those who will grow up to be killers, he dispenses his own rough justice.
Then Kurumi goes head to head with another legendary figure:
the Grim Reaper himself!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 5.5″ x 8″
208 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE


Written by Christos Gage
Art by Leandro Fernandez & Francisco Paronzini
Cover by Mike McKone

John Doran is taken to a post-apocalyptic WildStorm Universe by the Wildcats’ Void. The horror that’s befallen his beloved New York City is devastating…but he’ll be even more astonished to see what StormWatch — and Jackson King — have become!
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Talent Caldwell
Cover by Mike McKone

The final chapter of Armageddon is here, as Void takes the Coda warrior Nemesis to the post-apocalyptic future to see what became of the Wildcats. She quickly discovers Los Angeles is a very different and far more dangerous place as she fights her way toward the HALO building…and the horror outside can’t match what she finds inside!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Exmach_33_pickupart.jpgEX MACHINA #33
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Harris

In the shocking conclusion of his globetrotting adventure to Vatican City, superhero-turned-mayor Mitchell Hundred learns that religion and politics can be an explosive mix.
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Christos N. Gage
Art and cover by Darick Robertson

The Authority and StormWatch Prime face the gravest danger of all: a secret weapon from Midnighter and Apollo’s past. But what could be so deadly, so unexpected that not even Midnighter could have seen it coming?
On sale December 26 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Programe_06_cvr-cmyk.jpgTHE PROGRAMME #6
Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by C.P. Smith

America’s retaliation against the enigmatic and powerful Russian Dolls was a complete failure. Now there will be deadly consequences, as it brings the Dolls’ war against America to its shores! The end begins!
On sale December 19 • 6 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Midnighter14_cover_bw_600.jpgMIDNIGHTER #14
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Jon Landry
Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

Midnighter’s hometown has been overrun by a private firm of professional superhero fascists…which sounds like Midnighter’s idea of a good time…
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford Cover by Benjamin

Grifter and Midnighter — two of the WildStorm Universe’s titans — come together in this explosive volume collecting the miniseries by Chuck Dixon (Nightwing, Detective Comics) and Ryan Benjamin (TEEN TITANS)! These desperate, burned out, hair-trigger bad boys are set on a collision course that will either save the planet…or destroy it.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Gen13_15_CVR_cmyk.jpgGEN13 #15
Written by Simon Oliver
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Drew Geraci

The kids’ New York City adventure continues as they each make friends at a phenomenally rapid rate — except for Caitlin! Her paranoia is growing the longer they stay in the city, as she’s becoming convinced she’s being followed. And then there’s that handsome stranger who keeps popping up everywhere. Is she losing her mind?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by various Cover by Jim Lee
Art by Jim Lee, J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes and others

WildStorm Fine Arts casts the spotlight on Gen13! In addition to eye-popping art by series creators Jim Lee and J. Scott Campbell, this special includes trading card artwork by Adam Hughes, classic covers from Lee Bermejo and Adam Warren, and even a few treats from the BOOTLEG series!
On sale December 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Story by Jeff Katz
Written by James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Cover by Eric Powell

The madness continues! Freddy manipulates Jason into battling Ash for the Necronomicon…and if Jason gets it, Freddy will once more be free to wreak havoc! Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
On sale December 26 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Wetworks_vol-2.jpgWETWORKS VOL.2 TP
Written by Mike Carey and J.M. DeMatteis Cover by Portacio
Art by Whilce Portacio, Richard Friend, Joel Gomez and Trevor Scott

Collecting issues #6-12 of the all-new WETWORKS series! The classic Wetworks team is reunited — but they’re up against a united front of Earth’s vampires, mutated into even stronger forms! Plus, Mother-One is suddenly gripped by a mysterious — and deadly — illness. And only Ab-Death holds the answers!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Mike Carey Cover by Portacio
Art by Whilce Portacio and various

Reoffered to coincide withWETWORKS VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-5 plus the two short stories that reintroduced the Wetworks team to the Wildstorm Universe! Original team leader Dane assembles a new team to continue the fight against vampires, werewolves and other nasty creatures in order to keep the world safe.
On sale December 5 • 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US • Relist

WoW_2_cvr_300_Samwise.jpgWORLD OF WARCRAFT #2
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
Covers by Jim Lee and Samwise Didier

Now battle-tested, Rehgar’s gladiators head to Dire Maul where they will square off against the reigning champions, the Gor’Dok Ogres! The mysterious fighter begins to unravel his past, but lucky for him and his unlikely elvish allies, he doesn’t need his memories to fight to the death!

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. Cover A is by Blizzard Art Director Samwise Didier, and Cover B is by Jim Lee. Please see the Previews Order Form for more details.
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
Variant cover by Adam Kubert

Christian/Islamic conflict. Technological revolution. Fear of the end of the world.

Sound familiar? It should. But it’s not the world of 2007…it’s the world of Europe, circa 1000 AD. The world of Brian Wood’s brand-new monthly series, NORTHLANDERS.

Following the red-hot success of one of last year’s most critically-acclaimed books, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS is a fresh take on Vikings. NORTHLANDERS tells the epic tale of Sven, an exiled Viking prince who’s been living the decadent, high life in Constantinople — the 11th century’s answer to Las Vegas — but now must return to the desolate lands of his birth in the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his vast inheritance. Intending only to take his money and run, he finds more than he bargained for as his former family and friends are enslaved at the hands of Gorm, his ruthless uncle. What follows isnot only a bloody quest to free his people, but also a young man’s struggle to discover where he belongs in a rapidly changing world…and what awful sacrifices it will take to make a Prince into a King.

NORTHLANDERS has all the cool, modern sensibilities audiences have come to expect from Wood (DMZ, Demo, Supermarket) mixed with the bloody action of 300 and Gladiator. Joining Wood on this epic journey is outstanding newcomer artist Davide Gianfelice and acclaimed cover artist Massimo Carnevale (Y: THE LAST MAN).

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Massimo Carnevale), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Adam Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mat Johnson
Art by Warren Pleece
Cover by Stephen John Philips

Writer Mat Johnson (HELLBLAZER: PAPA MIDNITE), winner of the prestigious Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction, constructs a fearless graphic novel that is both a page-turning mystery and a disturbing exploration of race and self-image in America, masterfully illustrated with rich period detail by Wareen Pleece (THE INVISIBLES, HELLBLAZER).

In the early 20th Century, when lynchings were commonplace throughout the American South, a few courageous reporters from the North risked their lives to expose these atrocities. They were African-American men who, due to their light skin color, could “pass” among the white folks. They called this dangerous assignment going “incognegro.”

Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald barely escapes with his life after his latest “incognegro” story goes bad. But when he returns to the sanctuary of Harlem, he’s sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi.

With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay “incognegro” long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother — and himself. He finds that the answers are buried beneath layers of shifting identities, forbidden passions and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 6 • 136 pg, 6.875” x 9”, Black-and-white, $19.99 US, MATURE READERS

av22_color_revised.jpgAMERICAN VIRGIN #22
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan & Jim Rugg
Cover by Celia Calle

“69,” Part 3 of 4. It’s a dysfunctional family reunion as Adam reunites with a member of his family that he never knew. How Mamie and the rest of the Chamberlain clan will react will come as a shock, that will leave one member literally reeling.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ARLOV-Cv10-R1.jpgARMY@LOVE #10
Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Veitch & Gary Erskine

Loman and Flabbergast are suddenly the ultimate odd couple. Switzer’s two lovers find themselves in close quarters for a secret off-the-books mission to locate Allie. Already married to Healey, she’s enjoying her honeymoon with Batsukh, blissfully unaware that the monstrous Mother of Mountain is about to destroy their romantic idyll forever.
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia
Cover by J.H. Williams III

Stranded in the backwater island of Idzumu, Kai’s only hint on how to continue his quest is a mysterious religious ceremony. Meanwhile, Toshi is hot on his trail, and won’t let anything stop her from her target, especially not Kai’s new friend Loretta.
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ-Cv26.jpgDMZ #26
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood

The object of Matty Roth’s affection — independent media correspondent Kelly Connolly — returns to the DMZ, only everything’s no longer sweetness and light since Matty hooked up with Zee.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABL-Cv68.jpgFABLES #68
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean

“The Good Prince,” Part 8. Flycatcher’s new kingdom of Haven continues to be a thorn in the Emperor’s side, and the maddened Emperor simply will not have it. He has a war to prepare and can’t be distracted by a small-time upstart within the boundaries of his own empire. No more fooling around then. It’s time to send in the empire’s most elite troops against Fly and his ragtag band of revolutionaries.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland

Who is the mysterious Bookburner? What is Paul Bunyan doing with big pants? When will Jack ever learn? Where is the lost city of gold? Why does Hillary Page have a piece of eggshell in her brassiere? Answer these questions and you’ll be able to write a textbook newspaper article about this thrill-soaked issue!
On sale December 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas
Cover by Philip Bond

Original series artist Tony Moore returns for a stand-alone issue! Stretch and Henry draw a plum assignment aboard a cruise ship. But their working vacation turns to watery weirdness as they battle an infestation of skull-busting butterflies in a below-decks dungeon catering to passengers’ most twisted fantasies.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Richard Case, Stan Woch and others
Cover by Brian Bolland

Legendary writer Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN) finishes his fractured remake of this 1960s misfit super-team in this volume collecting DOOM PATROL #58-36 and DOOM FORCE SPECIAL #1. Along the way, the Doom Patrol must face new challenges: Danny the Street meets his cosmic destiny, the bizarre hero known as Rebis battles the Candlemaker, and Crazy Jane attempts to find her place in the world.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Danijel Zezelj
Cover by Tim Sale

Collecting the hard-hitting Western miniseries by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS) and artist Danijel Zezelj (LOVLESS). Small-town sheriff Moses Stone is running from his past, and from something even worse: the legendary El Diablo, a relentless, violent gunman who has unearthed the skeletons in Stone’s closet. Is El Diablo a man on a mission, or is he a spirit of atonement avenging the ghosts of the past?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 • 104 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Jock

Trying to find their way back to civilization, Jessie and her friends are pursued through the freezing Minnesota wilds towards a final confrontation with their tormentors —not to mention themselves. All they want is their old college lives back — but as Nick comes face to face with his true nature, and Jessie with her ruthless past, that’s the one thing that isn’t on the table. Don’t miss the riveting conclusion to this miniseries!
On sale December 5 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Denys Cowan & Kent Williams
Cover by Jo Chen

Collecting the miniseries by Brian Wood (DMZ) and artist Denys Cowan telling tale of a young Buddhist monk turned kung fu street brawler. Kidnapped as a boy, Cedric Zhang — raised to fight in competitions — formed a bond with Christy, a young nurse. When she disappears with no explanation, Cedric immerses himself in the violent NYC underworld in an effort to locate her, finding himself back in the s horrible world he spent his life trying to escape.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

hellblazer-239.jpgHELLBLAZER #239
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Glenn Fabry

A rag-tag band of refugees struggle to make the perilous journey from war-torn Sudan to the United Kingdom. They know not all of them will live to see their final destination, but they are willing to make any sacrifice to ensure their precious cargo reaches the hands of the blond-haired man known only from a dream: the Laughing Magician…
On sale December 19 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Pride-of-Baghdad.jpgPRIDE OF BAGHDAD SC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Niko Henrichon

“Engaging.” — Time
“Prescient.” — Playboy, Best of 2006

The startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events arrives in a stunning new softcover edition. In his award-winning work on Y: THE LAST MAN and EX MACHINA (one of Entertainment Weekly’s 2005 Ten Best Fiction titles), writer Brian K. Vaughan has displayed an understanding of both the cost of survival and the political nuances of the modern world. Now, in this provocative graphic novel, Vaughan examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq. The experience is made all the more evocative by the lush, spectacular artwork of Niko Henrichon.

In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation — can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2
136 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

Loveless-21-final.jpgLOVELESS #21
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Werther Dell’Ederra
Cover by Marcelo Frusin

“Blackwater Falls” concludes! It’s the day of the wedding that the town of Blackwater has been anxiously awaiting, and Ruth Cutter has a special gift for the bride and groom.
Will she be able to deliver it before she’s finally found out?
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCAL-Cv12-solicits.jpgSCALPED #12
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by John Paul Leon
Cover by Dave Johnson

As the first year of SCALPED comes to its dramatic conclusion, we spend a night with Dash Bad Horse — the reservation’s resident bad-ass — as he lays out his hopes and dreams, his fears and darkest secrets, and his plan for staying alive throughout the turmoil.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNM-Cv5.jpgUN-MEN #5
Written by John Whalen
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka

The brain-rattling conclusion to the debut story arc, “Get Your Freak On.” Cranius goes prime-time on the premier of “American Freak.” But his reality show takes an unreal turn when the creeping flesh of Damien Kane makes an unscheduled guest appearance. And Kane has just one thing on his mind: vengeance against The Un-Men.
On sale December 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Si Spencer
Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart
Cover by Sean Phillips

England’s coolest underground investigators continue to crack occult cases. When his ex-girlfriend’s father gets the beatdown of a lifetime behind bars, it’s up to Morrison and his gambler’s cunning to protect him. But when the tables are turned, it’s Morrison that needs far-from-divine intervention.
On sale December 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews

Featuring work by some of DC Direct’s premiere sculptors, this new line of statues featuring classic confrontations begins with a battle between notorious enemies Batman and The Joker.

Sure to be two of the most talked about characters this year, Batman and The Joker are depicted here in a classic scenario: Batman fights to prevent The Joker from escaping Arkham Asylum!

BATMAN VS. THE JOKER is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 14″ tall x 7″ wide x 8″ deep. It 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 May 14, 2008 • Statue• $195.00 US

Based on the art of George Perez

One of the most popular Teen Titans storylines of all time appears in 3-D, with female assassin Terra infiltrating the Teen Titans as a spy for Deathstroke (seen here without his mask), thus threatening the lives of Robin, Jericho, and the rest of the team! Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
Advance-solicited; On sale May 21, 2008 Action Figures • PI

TERRA 5.75”
ROBIN 6.125”


Over the course of this phenomenal series, fans have witnessed the roots and growth of the world’s greatest superhero. Now, DC Direct presents the birth of the world’s greatest Superhero team, Smallville style! Grab a moment of the episode entitled “JUSTICE,” where some of Earth’s greatest heroes come together for the first time!
Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) sends out for reinforcements and Impulse (Bart Allen), Aquaman (Arthur “AC” Curry) and Cyborg (Victor Stone) return to Smallville to help him take down LuthorCorp’s secret lab.
During a break-in at the LuthorCorp facility, Bart is captured and tortured by Lex Luthor, and Clark rushes in to rescue him – but is felled by meteor rock. Chloe contacts Oliver for help, and the newly formed team springs into action.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 7, 2008 • Action Figures • PI

IMPULSE 6.625”
CYBORG 6.625”

BIZ13.jpgbizarro 13” Deluxe Collector Figure
BIZARRO is the newest addition to DC Direct’s line of realistically proportioned, super-heroic 1:6 scale figures! This deluxe collector figure comes clothed in an intricate and authentically detailed fabric costume, dons a “Bizarro #1” medallion, has an extra set of hands, and includes a display stand. Includes a display stand and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 28, 2008 • Collector figure • $69.99 US

Robin – 2/6/08 – JUL07 0319
Power Girl – 1/2/08 – JUN070288
Batgirl – 11/21/07 – APR070280
Batman (Classic) – 11/21/07 APR070279

Nightwing – FEB070373
Martian Manhunter – OCT060314
Superman (Classic) – AUG060302
Shazam! – JUL060262
The Flash – JUN060270
Aquaman – MAY060243
Two Face – FEB060360

Art by Alex Ross

From the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12
Advance-solicited; on sale May 21, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US

Art by Ian Churchill

From the cover of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13
Advance-solicited; on sale May 21, 2008 * Poster * $7.99 US

Designed by Terry Dodson
Sculpted by Jim Maddox

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the addition of Terry Dodson’s Batwoman bust! This crime-fighting partner of Batman appears here standing atop a gargoyle base and ready to throw the batarang clutched in her fist. This Batwoman Bust measures approximately 5.5” tall x 3.5” wide x 2.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

On sale May 7, 2008 Bust • $55.00 US

2007: Series 1 Designed by ADAM HUGHES

2008: Series 2 Designed by Terry Dodson
Women of the DC Universe: Wonder Woman – 1/16/08 JUN070301
Women of the DC Universe: starfire – 3/19/08 AUG070361
Women of the DC Universe: Cheetah – 4/2/08 SEP070311


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  1. GLC #19 – Should I be surprised that Kyle’s new costume is already getting screwed up? Itsa Crabmask people love it or hate it.

    Also how sad is it that death is so pervasive in the DCU that I don’t mind having the batlle of Mogo spoiled by his appearance on that cover?

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