The new year is going to kick off with a bang, as we discover what happened to the Dark Knight, follow more adventures in Trinity, and oh, yeah, there’s that whole Final Crisis thing still going on.  DC Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2009.

TRIN-Cv25_26_27.jpgTRINITY #32-35
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert,
Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens,
Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
and Mike Norton & Ande Parks
Covers to issues #32-33 by Jim Lee
& Scott Williams; covers to issues
#34-35 by Shane Davis

There’s war on Earth, war in space and war in another dimension. And at the heart of it all stands a desperate mission to track down and save Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman by some of their most devoted family and friends. But to save the Trinity, the rescue squad will have to defy gods as the fate of Earth hangs in the balance.
Issue #32 on sale January 7; issue #33 on sale January 14;
issue #34 on sale January 21; issue #35 on sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Doug Mahnke & Christian Alamy
Covers by J.H. Williams III
and Doug Mahnke

The epic voyage beyond reality concludes in this heart-stopping finale as the multiverse-spanning quest for the elixir of the supergods reaches its end on the shores of a battlefield beyond imagination! But first, the Supermen of five worlds must lay bare the darkest secret of the multiverse, expose the shocking origin of the Monitors and come face to face with a seemingly unstoppable evil fuelled by the power of 52 living universes!

As the sun sets on existence itself, Mandrakk, the dark Monitor, is awakening! Can Superman prevail against the ultimate enemy of life and find his way home before utter darkness falls across the cosmos? With a startling 3-D section and 3-D glasses, twists and turns that have to be seen to be believed and cosmic action on a mind-shattering scale, SUPERMAN BEYOND ties directly to FINAL CRISIS and cannot be missed!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.H. Williams III and Doug Mahnke that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 14 • 2 of 2 • 40 pg, FC, $4.50 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Doug Mahnke
& Christian Alamy
Covers by J.G. Jones and Doug Mahnke

The dramatic finale to the epic, seven-part saga of the DC multiverse concludes with an apocalyptic battle for the soul of humanity that must be seen to be believed! Can the heroes of 52 Earths save the multiverse? And is the only way to save it, to change it forever?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones and Doug Mahnke that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 28 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Scott Kolins & Geoff Johns
Art by Scott Kolins
Cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope

The marsh monster stars in his first solo book ever! Who was the man who would be reborn as Solomon Grundy? Discover the secret history of the creature as his curse is explored and redefined in this one-shot special!
On sale January 7 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Federico Dalbochio
Cover by Mauro Cascioli

It’s an all-new prelude to the upcoming, all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE #1! Prometheus once defeated the Justice League single-handedly, and with his latest lethal crime spree, he’s moved to the top of the heroes’ Most Wanted list. But what grave crimes has he committed, and what will he do to prevent capture? Learn the real face of evil that is Prometheus!
On sale January 14 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

Written by David Hine
Art by Georges Jeanty
Cover by Ladrönn

Deathstroke nearly died fighting Geo-Force in DCU:
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, and now he needs to rebuild himself. He’s not about to let a near death experience make him lose his place as one of the most dangerous villains in the DCU. Where will he start? What’s next for the Terminator? And how high will the body count be when he’s finished?
On sale January 21 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Jesus Merino
Cover by Andrew Robinson

Who is Kobra? After his death, Kobra’s terrorist organization has been in disarray, with different factions and false leaders vying for control. Now a new figure has infiltrated the Kobra Cult and started systematically destroying its powerbase. But who is this new player? Is it the original Kobra reborn – or something far more sinister?

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, one shot, FC, $2.99 US

year one #1-2
Written by Jen Van Meter
Art and cover by Cully Hamner

Jefferson Pierce returns to his old stomping grounds – the infamous Suicide Slum of Metropolis – in order to bring some hope to the residents of his downtrodden former neighborhood. He’ll quickly learn, though, that a lawless place sometimes requires a lawless vigilante to drag it into the light. Acclaimed writer Jen Van Meter (CINNAMON, OUTSIDERS) and kinetic artist Cully Hamner (BLUE BEETLE, RED) combine forces to retell the electrifying origin of DC’s most honorable hero, the bold and brave Justice Leaguer known as Black Lightning!
Issue #1 on sale January 7; issue #2 on sale January 21 • 1 and 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ELDI-Cv5bw.jpgEL DIABLO #5
Written by Jai Nitz
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

The end is near! The curse of El Diablo takes full control of Chato as the new villain Vorpal closes in for the kill!

On sale January 7 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz and Chad Hardin
& Walden Wong    Cover by Justiniano

The war hits its horrifying crescendo, and Zatanna, Dr. Fate and the rest of the DCU’s magical characters must pick their sides as the new powers in Hell emerge! Plus, Dr. Occult learns Hell’s nastiest little secret, with grave consequences for the nature of life itself. But will he share it? Better yet, should he?
On sale January 28 • 7 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Billy Tucci
Art by Billy Tucci
Cover by Billy Tucci & Mark Sparacio

Like the heroes of the Alamo, The Lost Battalion has no choice but to dig in and fight to the death thanks to the German order of battle that no prisoners will be taken. Sgt. Rock rallies a battered Easy Company as they take on a fearsome Tiger Tank. But within the forest lurks the angel of death…a sniper who personally picks his victims at will. And now, Sgt. Rock is in his sights!

On sale January 7 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TERTI-Cv4.jpgTerror Titans #4
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

The hidden champion of the Dark Side club is revealed – Milestone’s own Static, in his shocking introduction to the modern DC Universe! Since proving too powerful for the confines of the Club, Static has been kept under lock, key and heavy sedation in its basement cells. Now he’s unleashed against Ravager as her ultimate test!

On sale January 7 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone    Cover by Andrew Robinson
Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

A “Faces of Evil” issue! The tattered remnants of the Six continue their run through the gauntlet of DCU heroes and villains on their race to get their precious (and deadly) cargo to Gotham City. The secret of the mysterious Junior is revealed, and a betrayal from within may spell death for the rest of the team! Also, has a former member returned?

On sale January 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Jurgens and Ron Marz
Art by Carlos Magno & Julio Ferreira and Andie Tong
& Mark McKenna    Cover by Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

In this penultimate issue, the Justice League of America is defeated as Tangent Superman has conquered the DC Universe by setting the Ultra-Humanite loose on the populace. Is anyone left to challenge the Tangent Man of Telekinesis? Or has the mad dictator truly won?

On sale January 21 • 11 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Cafu
Cover by Joshua Middleton

Vixen returns from exile on the Zambesi plains to confront her mother’s murderer – the warlord Aku Kwesi. But first she must face a young soldier torn between feelings for Vixen and duty to Kwesi as well as an Intergang super-weapon that even her most powerful Justice League teammates can’t eliminate!

On sale January 7 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Dan Green
Cover by Ladrönn

The explosive secret of the island is revealed at last! The all-star cast of DC’s classic warriors learn who’s responsible for their exile to the dinosaur age – but are answers alone enough to save them? Meanwhile, something horrible begins to emerge from underground…

On sale January 28 • 9 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

VIG-Cv2.jpgvigilante #2
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Andrew Robinson

A “Faces of Evil” issue! In order to uncover information about a traitor within the DC Universe, Vigilante allows himself to be captured and brought to jail to confront a terrorist cell and learn the name of the turncoat. But when the conspiracy deepens, Vigilante soon finds himself in way over his head and fighting for his life, trapped behind bars. But it’s the inmates who should be afraid. Vigilante plans on being their worst nightmare! Continuing this exciting new ongoing series!

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BM-Cv685.jpgBATMAN #685
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Alex Ross

A “Faces of Evil” issue starring Catwoman! Continuing from this month’s DETECTIVE COMICS #852, Selina Kyle’s path of vengeance against Hush knows no bounds! After confronting the man responsible for nearly destroying her life, Selina’s wrath propels her into a downward spiral. With Tommy Elliot almost certain to suffer dire consequences, could Catwoman’s humanity be next to perish?
And be sure to check out part one of this story on page 77!
On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SM-Cv684.jpgSUPERMAN #684
Written by James Robinson
Art by Jesus Merino
Cover by Alex Ross

In this “New Krypton” epilogue and “Faces of Evil” issue, the crisis on Earth between Kryptonians and humans has been averted for now, but the threat of the Parasite remains very, very real!

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Adam Kubert
& John Dell
Variant cover by Adam Kubert

Spinning out of “Batman R.I.P.” and DC UNIVERSE: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, this special features the birth of a new era for the Outsiders and is a perfect entry point for past and present readers alike. FINAL CRISIS has changed the universe forever and though Batman may be gone, his legacy must endure. Forces are set in motion that give rise to a new team ready to combat the secret evil that the Outsiders were truly formed for all those years ago. Is Geo-Force the best leader? Or will Black Lightning prove to be a challenger? Plus, the introduction of a never-before-seen character important to the Batman mythos!
Writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING) is joined by Adam Kubert
(DCU: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT) for this extra-length one-shot spectacular, which is the opening chapter of an epic storyline that will continue within the pages of February’s

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Adam Kubert & John Dell), 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 January 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Kevin Smith
Art by Walt J. Flanagan
Cover by Adam Kubert
Variant cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Sketch cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Best-selling comic book writer/director Kevin Smith (GREEN ARROW, Daredevil, Clerks) concludes his 3-part miniseries event starring The Caped Crusader! The wild ride that caught Batman between The Joker and Onomatopoeia comes to a crashing halt as Batman is forced to choose between capturing Onomatopoeia and saving the Joker’s life! Will Onomatopoeia have the final word with a deadly “Bang!”?  Find out in this exciting conclusion!

Retailers please note:
This issue will ship with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Adam Kubert), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). For every 50 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Sketch Edition (with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 28 • 3 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

NTW-Cv152.jpgNIGHTWING #152
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Don Kramer & Jay Liesten
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

A “Faces of Evil” issue! In this epilogue to “Batman R.I.P.” and “The Great Leap,” both Nightwing and Dick Grayson are forced to deal with startling and tragic recent events, and things will never ever be the same – especially with Ra’s al Ghul involved!
On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Cover by Stephane Roux

“Rights,” part 4 of 4! The Joker makes a break for it as the rogue “policeman” tries stopping Batman once and for all. It leads Gotham City to ask one question – where on earth can the emerging psychopaths be imprisoned safely?

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones

The new year starts off with a bang as the villainous Midnight strikes throughout Gotham City, killing those he deems corrupt – which, in Gotham, is almost everybody. But knowing that he can’t defeat The Dark Knight, Midnight instead targets those who are close to him. And neither Batman, nor Bruce Wayne, can stop the madman!

On sale January 28 • 9 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RB-Cv182_NEW.jpgROBIN #182
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Freddie E. Williams II    Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

The stunning conclusion to “Search for a Hero” and a “Faces of Evil” issue! In order to stop Anarky, do you impose order with an iron fist or embrace chaos? Or can Robin find a different way? After “Batman R.I.P.,” Gotham City demands a better class of hero, and the new Robin is going to give them exactly what they deserve…

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton

The secret of Simon’s mysterious new adversary is revealed! But is it too late to stop the nemesis from carrying out his ghoulish plan? And tensions are rising between Simon and Rachel as they both begin to realize there’s no place for someone like Simon in the life of a normal girl.

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Andrew Robinson

A “Faces of Evil” issue starring Hush! Following the events of “Heart of Hush,” this two-part story starts here and ends in the pages of this month’s BATMAN #685. Catwoman has a score to settle with Hush after their most recent encounter, but Hush isn’t likely to take any attacks quietly. Will anyone be able to temper Selina’s rage, or will she become a face of evil again?

On sale January 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AC-Cv873.jpgACTION COMICS #873
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Ladrönn

The “New Krypton” finale and a “Faces of Evil” issue! The rapidly rising tensions between the people of Kandor and Earth can only lead to expulsion or war! But even as the governments of Earth begin passing anti-Kryptonian laws, Superman’s people have plans of their own – beyond anything you can imagine! Writer Geoff Johns and artist Pete Woods (SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1) wrap up this cosmically important chapter in Superman’s life by introducing a major change to The Man of Steel’s status quo!

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Len Wein
Art by Chris Batista & Mick Gray
Cover by Bernie Wrightson

In the grand tradition of past SUPERMAN/BATMAN Annuals, this year’s tale re-imagines the classic World’s Finest villainy of the Composite Superman as only the co-creator of Swamp Thing could! Part Superman, part Batman, this patchwork behemoth plans on living out the lives of both heroes. But can Lois and Robin survive the horrific experience as they face the creature with two brains? With a monstrous cover from horror master Bernie Wrightson!
On sale January 21 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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

This explosive conclusion pits Superman and Supergirl against the combined might of Maelstrom and the Female Furies in the heart of Metropolis. Has Supergirl learned anything from her time on the alien world, or will she repeat her rookie mistakes? And what will be the fate of Maelstrom?

On sale January 7 • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sterling Gates    Cover by Joshua Middleton
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne

“Who is Superwoman?” part 1 of 5 and a “Faces of Evil” issue! After her encounter with the mysterious Superwoman, Supergirl is left with two burning questions: who is Superwoman, and what gives her the right to wear the symbol of the House of El? The answers lead Supergirl into the darkest depths of New Krypton and drastically alter the Superman Family forever!
On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOP-Cv26b.jpgBIRDS OF PREY #126
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin & John Floyd
Cover by Stephane Roux

A “Faces of Evil” issue! After The Joker shook up the Silicon Syndicate, the Calculator makes his move! But who in the syndicate may be leaking info to Oracle and her Birds of Prey – and who is the new muscle behind Calculator?
On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Carlo Barberi     Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

As the fallout from Doctor Polaris’s meddling in the affairs of El Paso fades, a new threat rears its multiple ugly heads. Who is the KDRA and what purpose will Blue Beetle’s scarab fulfill? And even more terrifying, will Beetle and friends survive the upcoming Valentine’s Day Dance?

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Jurgens    Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Part 2 of the 4-part “Reality Lost” arc continues in this “Faces of Evil” issue as Booster Gold finds himself stranded in the midst of the battlefields of World War I and comes face-to-face with the infamous Hans von Hammer, a.k.a. Enemy Ace! Meanwhile, Goldstar and Skeets continue their search for the missing Rip Hunter!

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by David Hine
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Bill Reinhold
Cover by Doug Braithwaite

It’s Lantern vs. Lantern as Hal Jordan comes to blows with his bizarre alien counterpart! Back on Earth, Green Arrow struggles to save the children of Arcadia Orphanage from further horrific experimentation!

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Sandra Hope

A “Faces of Evil” issue! The stunning “Sins of the Star Sapphire” storyline concludes with Kyle Rayner battling Kryb for the soul of Lantern Amnee Pree’s baby. Plus, Mongul begins his conquest of a world and a takeover of the Sinestro Corps. What world is at stake and which Lanterns will attempt to stand in his murderous way?

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Cover by Shane Davis & John Dell

A “Faces of Evil” issue! The War of Light ignites as the first bizarre battle with the Red Lanterns comes to a blood-fueled conclusion. But what unexpected fate has befallen Atrocitus, the leader of the Red Lanterns, and what new Green Lantern law is unveiled?
Plus, the Guardians of the Orange Light reveal themselves!

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Mike Norton & Joe Rubinstein
Cover by Ladrönn

A “Faces of Evil” issue featuring the black archer Merlyn! The deadly assassin comes back into the lives of Green Arrow and Black Canary just when they’ve gotten their lives back on track! But if the heroes can defeat their archenemy, could that just open the gates to more, possibly worse evil in their lives?

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US



Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Rafa Garres

Leading by example as always, Jonah Hex shows a new town sheriff how to handle both his outlaws and his abolitionists.

On sale January 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Michael Gaydos    Cover by Brad Walker & Livesay

In this final issue, Manhunter fights metahuman terrorists while Kate Spencer prepares for the most heart-wrenching case of her legal career! Battle lines are drawn in the Super Hero community when long-buried personal secrets are revealed!

FINAL ISSUE • On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & Livesay

It’s the final issue! The climactic conclusion of the Universal Annihilation War is here and every Legionnaire, every reservist and even the United Planets’ Young Heroes battle to save existence. Also featuring the return of Cosmic Boy, the death of a longtime Legionaire and a gorgeous wraparound cover!

FINAL ISSUE • On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier
Art by Aluir Amancio & Hilary Barta
Cover by Paul Rivoche

Terror strikes the Central City food supply! The Spirit jumps headlong into a race against time to track down a terrorist on a poisoning spree!

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes

A “Faces of Evil” issue! Dr. Light’s powers are fully restored, but at what cost? Meanwhile, with the Shadow Cabinet out of the way, Shadow Thief is more powerful than ever. But even if the JLA manages to stop him, there’s still the little problem of Starbreaker, who is one step closer to consuming the sun.

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham
& Nathan Massengill
Cover by Alex Ross

“Black Adam and Isis” part 1 and a “Faces of Evil” issue! The new Justice Society regroups just in time to face one of their greatest and most personal enemies – Black Adam! The sorcerer Felix Faust has imprisoned the soul of Isis, Black Adam’s deceased wife. But the Black Marvel just figured that out, and nothing will save Faust from his wrath — nothing except maybe the Justice Society of America. And everybody will be in for a surprise when they discover how Isis has changed since her death at the hands of the Four Horsemen. Will she be a friend to the world – or will she be its destruction?

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TNSv2-Cv9b.jpgTITANS #9
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Howard Porter    Cover by Tony Daniel

A “Faces of Evil” issue! With Jericho around, no one is safe. He can hide in plain sight, and he’s far more powerful than he’s ever been before. Even those best equipped to understand and deal with him – his old teammates the Titans – are at a loss this time. What is his ultimate goal, and whom will he possess next to attain it?

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TT-Cv67.jpgTEEN TITANS #67
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Fernando Dagnino
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose

A “Faces of Evil” issue! The war in Hell has created enough confusion for Brother Blood to escape, and guest star Kid Eternity leads the villain right to the Teen Titans’ doorstep! With the recruitment drive still under way, is the team prepared to face this new attack?

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

“Rise of the Olympian” part 3 and a “Faces of Evil” issue! The Olympians are on Earth, and they’re making their presence felt across the world! The JLA joins forces with Wonder Woman to stop Genocide, but even their combined might isn’t enough! And the mysterious power behind The Society is at last revealed!

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BM-False-Faces-tpb-cvr.jpgBATMAN: FALSE FACES TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Scott McDaniel, Scott Kolins, Rick Burchett and others
Cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Don’t miss this hard-hitting volume from bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan collecting BATMAN #588-590, DETECTIVE COMICS #787, WONDER WOMAN#160-161 and a tale from BATMAN: GOTHAM CITY SECRET FILES.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Julian Lopez, Carlos Rodriquez & Bit
Cover by Jim Calafiore

In this new title collecting BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #6-10, the Outsiders’ latest mission ends up stranding one of their own in space while the rest of the team fights for their lives behind Chinese borders! But can the struggling team learn to rely on its biggest loose cannon?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18  • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Mark Waid and Alan Brennert
Art by Scott Kolins, Jerry Ordway, Jim Aparo, Humberto Ramos, Oscar Jimenez and others    Cover by Scott Kolins

Superstar writer Mark Waid rounds out his run on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD with this new hardcover! Collecting THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13-16 along with extra tales including THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Vol. 1) #181, THE FLASH (Vol. 2) #107 and IMPULSE #17!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 168 pg, FC, $24.99 US


Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella

The Fastest Man Alive takes on some of his greatest foes in this new Archive, including Captain Cold, Abra-Kadabra, Mirror Master, Pied Piper, Heat Wave and The Reverse Flash! Collecting THE FLASH #133-#141 from 1962-1963.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 248 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Justice-League-International-Vol-4-cvr.jpgJUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 4 HC
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Ty Templeton, Mike McKone,
Bill Willingham, Joe Rubinstein and Dick Giordano
Cover by Kevin Maguire & Joe Rubinstein

The 1980s adventures of the Justice League continue! This new volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #23-25 and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Steve Niles & Scott Hampton
Art and cover by Scott Hampton

The second volume of Simon Dark tales collects issues #7-12! Finally facing down the serial killing cult that has had Gotham City in a death grip, Simon learns more macabre secrets about his own origins.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 144 pg, FC ,
$17.99 US

Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Jack Kirby, D. Bruce Berry & Mike Royer
Cover by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer

For the first time, Jack Kirby’s tales of World War II are collected! In 1974, while Jack Kirby was hard at work on such mind-bending epics as MISTER MIRACLE and KAMANDI, he also created a series of stories that drew on his own experiences in World War II. Starring DC war heroes Johnny Cloud, Captain Storm, Gunner and Sarge, this volume features stories in which The Losers stop a German attack using a tactic found in a comic book, German and American athletes who faced each other at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin meet again on the field of combat, and much more! Don’t miss this amazing collection of tales from OUR FIGHTING FORCES #151-162, and featuring a foreword by best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN).
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 240 pg, FC, $39.99 US

Written by Bob Haney and Leo Dorfman
Art by Nick Cardy, Sal Trapani and Pete Costanza
Cover by Nick Cardy

In this new SHOWCASE PRESENTS volume, Aquaman defends his undersea home from villains including Ocean Master, Black Manta and the Scavenger. Collects AQUAMAN #24-39, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #73 and a story from SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #115.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 448 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein and others
Art by Curt Swan, Stan Kaye, Ray Burnley, Kurt Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring, Dick Sprang, John Forte, Creig Flessel
and Al Plastino    Cover by Curt Swan & Stan Kaye

It’s a revolving door of strange identities in this new volume collecting SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35- 44 and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #8-16.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 520 pg, B&W $16.99 US


Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The epic storyline concludes in this volume collecting SUPERMAN #662-664, 667-668 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #13! The Man of Steel defends Metropolis from harm, but now faces a dilemma: are his heroics only making things worse?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SM-Chronicles-Vol-6-tpb-cvr.jpgSUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 6 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel
Art by Leo Nowak, Paul Cassidy, Wayne Boring
and Ed Dobrotka    Cover by Fred Ray

The reprinting of Superman’s adventures in chronological order continues with this volume collecting SUPERMAN #10-11 and stories from ACTION COMICS #37-40 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #2-3. Don’t miss Superman’s Golden Age battles with the Unknown X, Lex Luthor and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Will Eisner

With Frank Miller’s highly anticipated movie adaptation of The Spirit coming in December, DC Comics presents THE SPIRIT SPECIAL, the perfect introduction to Will Eisner’s greatest creation! This low-priced special includes four classic stories: 1947’s “Sign of the Octopus,” 1949’s “Black Alley,” and “Sand Saref” and “Bring in Sand Saref,” both from 1950.

On sale January 7 • 32 pgs, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz and Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Jamal Igle, Fernando Pasarin, Matthew Clark,
Joe Benitez, Robin Riggs, Jesse Delperdang and Victor Llamas
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

The Tangent Earth and our DC Universe collide in this collection of TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal
Cover by Gary Frank

The amazing “Brainiac” storyline from ACTION COMICS #866-870 is collected in this spectacular new hardcover! Written by Geoff Johns and featuring art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal, this is the hard-hitting story that revitalized one of Superman’s greatest foes – and brought the bottle city of Kandor to Earth, setting the stage for the storyline “New Krypton.”

Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Joe Kubert
Art and cover by Joe Kubert

Legendary writer/artist Joe Kubert returns to the gritty, primal world of Tor in this hardcover featuring the new six-issue miniseries adventure! Don’t miss Tor’s struggle for survival and his quest deep into a mysterious mountain where he will encounter strange tribes, primitive animals, destructive monsters and death at every turn.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Mike W. Barr, Len Wein, Paul Kupperberg, Robin Snyder, Kurt Busiek and Todd Klein    Cover by Brian Bolland
Art by Joe Staton, Dave Gibbons, Carmine Infantino, and others

A key piece of Green Lantern Corps history is collected for the first time in this new trade paperback presenting the 3-issue TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS miniseries from 1981! Also included are backup Corps stories from GREEN LANTERN #148, 151-154, 161, 162 and 164-167.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by James Robinson
Art by Tony Salmons & Bret Blevins
Cover by Mark Chiarello

The motorcycle-riding, two-gun hero called The Vigilante stars in this new volume collecting the four-issue miniseries from 1995, written by James Robinson! Greg Saunders, better known as The Vigilante, hits Hollywood to appear in a movie – but heads into action when his sidekick runs afoul of gangsters!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


Written by Dennis O’Neil, Samuel L. Delany, Bob Haney
and Robert Kanigher    Cover by Dick Giordano
Art by Don Heck, Dick Giordano and Jim Aparo

Diana teams up with detectives Johnny Double and Batman in in this final volume of Wonder Woman’s plainclothes adventures from the early 1970s. Collecting WONDER WOMAN #199-204 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #105

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Allan Heinberg
Art by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson and Gary Frank
& John Sibal    Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

In this volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #1-4 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1, the Amazon warrior Diana has gone missing, leaving Donna Troy to take up the mantle of Wonder Woman! And when Diana returns, she’s become an agent of the Department of Metahuman Affairs!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti

At the ends of the universe, Wonder Woman falls victim to the Black Horizon in this new hardcover collecting issues #20-25 of her hit series! To save herself, Wonder Woman must forge an alliance with the legendary warriors Beowulf and Claw the Unconquered while trapped on a world where her powers have betrayed her and brutal combat rules the day.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Matt Wayne
Art by Andy Suriano & Dan Davis
Cover by James Tucker

Jumping out of your TV and into your comics comes the highly anticipated new cartoon BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD! Each month, The Dark Knight Detective faces challenges that only he can solve – with a little help from his DC Universe pals! Thrill as Batman visits new places and old friends. Chill as he chases down the most powerful villains in the DCU, armed with only his Bat-gadgets and his wits!
In this awesome first issue, show writer Matt Wayne (Justice League, Ben 10: Alien Force) joins forces with Andy Suriano and Dan Davis to bring you “The Panic of the Composite Creature,” a tale of terror and adventure! All this action plus Batman’s secret files await you each and every month. So hang on to your seats, and get ready for the read of your life!

Retailers: Please see this month’s Previews Order Form for a special offer tied into this issue.
On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Chynna Clugston
Cover by J. Bone

Batman’s got a fan club! But it’s a mischievous fan club of one known as Bat-Mite, and he just can’t stand the other Super Friends saving the day alongside Batman. Will The Caped Crusader be forced to fly solo from now on? Not if Mister Mxyzptlk can help it!
On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Written by Landry Walker
Art and cover by Eric Jones

Super strength, the ability to fly and extra-speedy reflexes should make a girl’s life easier, but they only seem to complicate things for Supergirl. Life gets a lot crazier, though, when a new enemy named Belinda Zee shows up. And with girls like Belinda around, facing down Super-Villains doesn’t seem so bad.

On sale January 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

Everyone’s favorite brainiac, Psimon, is back and the Science Club will never be the same. Meanwhile, Raven shows just what a tough cookie she is, and Aqualad and his new friend come to a Pet Club meeting in stately Wayne Manor.

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar

Discover what life is like for the young heroes of Sidekick Elementary in this new collection featuring TINY TITANS #1-6! Kid-friendly versions of the Teen Titans and their rogues gallery star in this fun, light-hearted, all-ages romp beautifully written and illustrated by Art Baltazar and Franco (Patrick the Wolf Boy)!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Charlotte Fullerton, Jim Alexander and Tom Warburton
Art by Min S. Ku, Philip Moy and Maurice Fontenot
Cover by Min S. Ku

In a new Ben 10: Alien Force adventure,  Ben, Gwen and Kevin find themselves caught in a time loop! Plus Samurai Jack and Kids Next Door!

On sale January 14
32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Darrick Bachman, Scott Cunningham
and Robbie Busch
Art by Robert Pope and Christopher Cook
Cover by Stephanie Gladden

Chowder and the gang run up against the Health Inspector! Plus, Billy & Mandy and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends!

On sale January 28
32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LT-Cv136.jpgLOONEY TUNES #170
Written by Jesse McCann, Sholly Fisch and Sam Argo
Art by Walter Carzon & Ruben Torreiro, Neal Sternecky & Scott McRae and Pablo Zamboni & Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Walter Carzon & Ruben Torreiro

In this reprint of LOONEY TUNES #136, Marvin the Martian has returned to Earth because Mars needs Chickens—and Foghorn Leghorn is at the top, I say top, of his list! Also, Daffy and Porky Pig travel back in time and Foghorn returns from space to match wits and hockey sticks with Dawg!

On sale January 7
32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SDO-Cv103.jpgSCOOBY-DOO #140
Written by John Rozum
Art by Joe Staton & Horacio Ottolini and Robert Pope & Scott McRae
Cover by Joe Staton

When the Mystery, Inc. gang investigates a series of snowbound robberies in this issue reprinting SCOOBY-DOO #103, they find a real live Snowman — and he’s anything but holly and jolly! Plus, a Ghastly Ghoul haunts an apartment building, and a ghost-infested  pirate ship!
On sale January 21
32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MAD #498
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Do the new year right! Make a resolution to laugh more and snag this issue!
On sale January 14 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler

“Will all patrons please be seated? Tonight you will witness supernatural feats that no mortal mind can comprehend! Your very senses will reel as Mysterius the Great takes the stage after years in absentia! And now please welcome his newest stalwart, the brave and beautiful assistant who will accompany our host on a journey beyond the boundaries of science and reason…the Lovely Delfi! Now, all join hands…”
Acclaimed creators Jeff Parker (X-Men: The First Class, Agents of Atlas) and Tom Fowler (GREEN ARROW, CAPER) make their WildStorm debut with this exciting, offbeat new miniseries!

On sale January 21 • 1 of 6  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Simon Coleby and Phil Noto
Cover by Simon Coleby

The Authority discover a StormWatch spy in their midst, and when the two super-groups meet for the first time post-Armageddon, it’ll be an encounter for the ages!
And Christos Gage joins acclaimed artist Phil Noto to continue the backup story featuring the sexy (and deadly) Christie Blaze!

On sale January 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

G13-Cv26.jpgGEN13 #26
Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage
Art by Dan Hipp and Phil Noto
Cover by Dan Hipp

Gen13 aren’t the only survivors from I.O. and Tabula Rasa’s experiments. Fans get their first glimpse of Gen14, and indie comics art sensation Dan Hipp (The Amazing Joy Buzzards) joins the creative team for this special issue!
Plus, Christos Gage and Phil Noto continue the Christie Blaze backup!

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage
Art by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini and Phil Noto
Cover by Leandro Fernández

While StormWatch has been trying to rebuild the world, Jackson King has been keeping close tabs on The Authority. And when one of his undercover agents is discovered by the super-team, it’ll force his hand!
Meanwhile, Christos Gage and Phil Noto conclude the Christie Blaze backup!

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe and John Paul Leon
Cover by Neil Googe

The battle for Los Angeles continues! The Kherans renew their ancient struggle against the Daemonites on the ravaged streets of what was once LA!
Meanwhile, Christos Gage and John Paul Leon (SCALPED) kick off a dark new backup featuring Tao, the arch-villain from SLEEPER!

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Hans Rodionoff
Art by Joel Gomez
Cover by Jonathan Wayshack

The carnage continues! Discover what really happened to the Frog Brothers in this collection of LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #1-4, which bridges the gap between the original The Lost Boys film and its sequel!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US MATURE READERS

TOP10v3-Cv4.jpgTOP 10 SEASON TWO #4
Written by Zander Cannon
Art and cover by Gene Ha

Shock-Headed Peter’s addictions start getting the better of him as he and Girl 2 begin a workplace romance. Elsewhere, Irma Geddon confronts her feelings about motherhood versus career as a jailbreak sends everyone at the police station into a panic.
On sale January 7 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marc Andreyko
Art and cover by Jonathan Wayshak

Everything has been leading up to this moment! Will Gideon side with the angels or throw away his last chance at salvation? Extreme carnage and double-crosses abound as all our major players face off! And speaking of facing off, wait until you see the true visage of the diabolical Mr. Webster! From the mind of uber-producer Joel Silver (Matrix, V for Vendetta)!

On sale January 28  • 5 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Michael Johnson, Alex Katsnelson, Danielle DiSpaltro and Matthew Pitts
Art by Tom Mandrake and others
Production art cover

The secret history of Walter Bishop and William Bell continues  in this exclusive tie-in to the hit Fox show Fringe! Witness their first attempts at pushing the boundaries of science and reality!

This book is being resolicited. All previous orders have been cancelled.
RESOLICIT • On sale January 28  • 2 of  6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mike Costa
Art by Ramón Pérez
Cover by CP Smith

The best-selling Sony PlayStation 3 game comes to comics! Nathan Hale leads a desperate fight against the extraterrestrial Chimera as the invasion of America begins! Coinciding with the release of the highly-anticipated second game in the Resistance franchise, the miniseries, from writer Mike Costa (SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR) is integral to the game story and helps further define this complex universe!

Issue #1 on sale January 7; issue #2 on sale January 28 • 1 and 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC,

Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Liam Sharp
Cover by Brandon Badeaux
Video game art variant cover

The monthly series based on the best-selling Xbox 360 game continues! After a nasty reception at Montevado, the members of Delta Squad find themselves in a fight for their very existence against overwhelming Locust forces! Will Sigma Squad, led by Augustus “Cole Train” Cole, reach them in time? And will they find the cause of the mysterious seismic disturbances rocking the area?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Brandon Badeaux), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover featuring video game art). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Rhianna Pratchett
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Based on the exciting new video game from Electronic Arts! On the run from the police force and using every newfound skill she’s learning as a Runner, Faith uncovers the truth behind her family’s secrets – secrets that her estranged father has been trying to keep from her at all costs!
Written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS), this new book presents an adventure that will further flesh out this incredible video game world!
On sale January 7  • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

PUSH-Cv4.jpgPUSH #4-5
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Bruno Redondo & Aaron Minier
Cover by Mario Alberti

He’s broken back into Division to help free his fellow agents held captive there, and now Ezra and his new band of rogue psychics must derail a plot to ignite an international incident – one so devious it could force even more power into Division’s grasp. Having learned the secrets of Division’s sordid past and its nefarious plans for the future, Ezra and company must determine a way to shut Division down for good. The prequel to the upcoming motion picture continues!
Issue #4 on sale January 14; issue #5 on sale January 28
4 and 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Jerome K. Moore
Cover by Jon Buran & Tony Washington

The road back to Theramore begins here! After the events of the last arc, King Varian and Prince Anduin must return home. But who will return with them? And what role will Garona Halforcen play in this next quest?

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

X-Files-Cv3.jpgTHE X-FILES #3
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Brian Denham
Cover by Jim Daly & Tim Bradstreet

Mulder and Scully are sent to San Francisco to investigate a series of murders happening simultaneously throughout the city. But, according to fingerprints and DNA, all are being perpetrated by the same killer. As their investigation takes them into the unknown mysteries of the Chinese underworld, they learn that instead of being the hunters, they have become the hunted.
On sale January 21 • 3 of 6  • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Mark Buckingham,
Chris Bachalo, Jeffrey Jones,
Dave McKean and Mark Pennington
Cover by Dave McKean

“The landmark comic-book series that actually made Death seem . . . cool.”

From the pages of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day!

Collecting DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3, DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3, the DEATH TALKS ABOUT LIFE AIDS pamphlet and stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS for the first time in one place. This oversized hardcover is the perfect companion for THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN and ideal for fans of Gaiman’s sprawling, intimate comics work!
Advance solicited; on sale March 25 • 7.0625” x 10.875” • 304 pg, FC $34.99 US

Story by Neil Gaiman
Adaptation and art by P. Craig Russell
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
Variant cover by Paul Pope

The monk journeys across a bridge of fireflies and a talking garden to the Palace of Dreams, all to plead for the life of the fox who sacrificed her life for his. But whose side will the King of Dreams take?
Continuing the adaptation of best-selling author Neil Gaiman’s prose story THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS into sequential format by master storyteller P. Craig Russell (THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS), this issue also features a variant cover by artist Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED)!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Yuko Shimizu), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Paul Pope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale January 7 • 3 of 4 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Rick Veitch
Art and cover by Rick Veitch & Gary Erskine

The mystery of the video from the future is finally solved, and, in the process, the central existential question of the age is answered. But what does that mean for Loman, Switzer, Flabbergast and the newest addition to the ARMY@LOVE cast: a walking, talking Big Finger?

On sale January 7 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Tischman
Art by Glenn Fabry & Gary Erskine    Cover by Glenn Fabry

Holy time travel! The present-day Vizier takes Nick and Ethel 35 years into the past, and what Nick sees as the Mates battle invaders aboard an alien spaceship rocks his world. The past isn’t what it used to be, and the surprises keep coming as an angry Nick argues with Ethel over the final cut of the Mates documentary they’ve been making. Quiet on the set!

On sale January 21 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

100B-Cv99.jpg100 BULLETS #99
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson

The penultimate issue of the award-winning series sees old scores settled and new bloodshed! As questions are answered, truths come to light in this startling issue. With one issue to go in this epic series, you won’t believe what happens next. Also, this is not a jumping-on point in case you were wondering.

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AIR-Cv6.jpgAIR #6
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Blythe’s mysterious rescuer reveals the truth behind one of the most shocking disappearances in aviation history – a secret tied to the origin of hyperprax flight. As the race to find the device begins, Blythe must master her skills as a hyperpract. But her fear of heights may get the better of her.

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Richardo Burchielli    Cover by Brian Wood

The critically acclaimed series exploring a war-torn New York City continues! Collecting issues #29-34, this volume involves the rise of a possible new leader in the DMZ and what it could mean for Matty Roth, a journalist calling the zone home.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

DMZ-Cv38.jpgDMZ #38
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon

“War Powers” part 2 of 4. Matty’s first task under the Delgado regime involves tracking down the source of one of the DMZ’s greatest urban legends.

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABL-Cv80.jpgFABLES #80
Written by Bill Willingham
Cover by James Jean
Art by Mark Buckingham, Andrew Pepoy and Peter Gross

Here’s the thing, folks. We can’t tell you what happens in this issue because it would give away the big frightening thing that happened in the previous issue (which we also didn’t tell you about). So, what can we say? Only the most general stuff. Like that the grim fallout from winning the war so easily continues. And the metaphorical chickens come home to roost. Good, right?

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Brian Bolland

What’s the “First Draft,” and what is its awe-inspiring secret? Where did that extra pig come from? What’s everybody reading? “The Siege of The Golden Boughs” enters its third installment and the tide begins to turn – but in whose favor? Expect answers, explosions, mayhem and extra tacos.

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi and Bernie Wrightson    Cover by Glenn Fabry

In the Temple of the Spider God deep within the house, strange creatures attack! Meanwhile, there’s an unexpected appearance by someone from our heroine’s past, and extreme promiscuity flows freely as a wild party upstairs in the bar rages on. This issue also features a little ditty titled “Gothic Romance” illustrated by none other than HOUSE OF MYSTERY alumnus Bernie Wrightson!
On sale January 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matt Wagner & Steve T. Seagle
Art by Guy Davis    Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning

The crime-filled, noir world of the ’30s continues! Collecting issues #37-44 of the acclaimed series as the Golden Age Sandman discovers the origin of one of his oldest adversaries and unravels the mystery of a series of brutal murders amid the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Frank Marraffino
Art by Henry Flint
Cover by Paul Pope

Sandblasted in the desert wasteland and cut off from the rest of the battalion, the crew of the Haunted Tank is not alone! Not only does tank commander Jamal Stuart face devastating enemy attacks from every direction, he’s also got to deal with the know-it-all Civil War ghost of his ancestor giving him the jibber-jabber. Don’t miss out on the miniseries bursting with politics, pyrotechnics, radical Islam, human drama and people getting shot in the face!

On sale January 7 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HLB-Cv251.jpgHELLBLAZER #251
Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Lee Bermejo

Vertigo welcomes back one of its most popular and prolific scribes to pilot our longest-running title! Joining series artist Leonardo Manco, writer Peter Milligan (BATMAN, HUMAN TARGET, X-Statix) begins raising hell as John Constantine digs his fingers deep into his bumpy past. He discovers that old wounds and new loves are both best left untouched in part 1 of the the storyarc “Scab.”
Don’t miss out on the start of an intense, mind-bending new era for John Constantine!

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ryan Kelly
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

The news of the Vikings’ last days in Ireland at the Battle of Clontarf reaches Ragnar’s ears, intensifying his desire to put an end to the reign of terror at the hands of a serial killer known as Magnus. Ragnar puts his own men out as live bait, and learns an important clue to his adversary’s true identity in “The Cross + The Hammer” part 4.

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99  US

SCAL-Cv25.jpgSCALPED #25
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock

In this first part of an all-new arc that sets up major events on the Prairie Rose reservation, we see the landscape through the eyes of a newcomer – a card shark and con man – whose presence could spell doom for one of our main characters. The countdown to chaos begins here with part 1 of “High Lonesome.”

On sale January 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

new edition TP
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by David Lloyd
“Perhaps Moore’s most powerful work.”

A new trade paperback edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie! A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

This new trade paperback edition of the classic series from writer Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and artist David Lloyd (HELLBLAZER) collects the epic miniseries and features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover.
On sale December 24 • 296 pg, FC $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Igor Kordey

Hunted by rebels and protecting abducted children, Moses finds himself caught on the front line of a brutal battle between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan Military. And caught between a rock and a hard place, Moses makes a drastic decision.

On sale January 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham

Things come to a head as the Spiders make their move! Sadie sets in motion a plot to assassinate her father. But Danny feels Sadie’s scheme could get her killed. Can he save her in time? Will Big C, Annie and Donnie come to the rescue? In this crazy world, Danny knows the only thing a Young Liar can count on is that his friends won’t be there for him when he really needs them. Or will they?

On sale January 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Jihai_v1_FC_350.jpgJIHAI VOL.1
Written and illustrated
by Toshimi Nigoshi

CMX. After his childhood friend is killed, 17-year-old clone Aoi spends his last year to live looking for the man who killed him! As he searches for revenge, Aoi uses his ability to travel through the Jihai (wasteland), where supposedly nothing can survive, to act as a courier. After a routine delivery goes wrong, a pistol-packing padre named Tristram saves Aoi and
takes him back to his home country — a place where clones are treated like people, not possessions. But Aoi quickly realizes something is amiss in this new land. What’s Tristram hiding, and will he be an ally in Aoi’s cause…or a threat?
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 5” x 7.375” • 194 pg, B&W  $9.99 US • TEEN +

Crayon_v7_cvr_400.jpgCRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui

CMX. Shin and his parents get tickets for the new Action Mask movie — Shin’s favorite Super Hero —  but can they even make it through the previews? And what will Shin do when he meets Action Mask himself? Later, when Shin’s Sunflower class competes against the Rose class in a kindergarten softball match, the fate of the team depends on Shin!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 128 pg, B&W, $7.99 US • MATURE

FlatEarth_v3_cvr_350.jpgTHE FLAT EARTH/EXCHANGE VOL.3
Written and illustrated
by Toshimi Nigoshi

CMX. From the creator of JIHAI.  When a group of men arrive and claim they are there to revive the other sleepers, it seems like good news. But Kotaro soon discovers they are not what they say. There’s a conspiracy afoot to kill most of the remaining Sleepers, and even if he can fend off these guys, Kotaro’s going to have to find some way to close off the Sanctuary to the outside world.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 5” x 7.375” • 224 pg, B&W $9.99 US • TEEN +

Dorothea_v4_cvr.jpgDOROTHEA VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Cuvie

CMX. Dorothea leads an attack on an enemy fortress—but it seems
they were expected, and that her army may have a traitor in its midst. She defeats Konrad, the slayer of witches, but is unable to kill him. Then, as Dorothea and her friend Gyurk hold off the enemy on their own, Gyurk is badly injured. Dorothea must find shelter for him—but is anywhere safe with Konrad on the loose?

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 5.5″ x 8″ • 164 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS

Kiichi_v4_cvr_350.jpgKIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Taka Amano

CMX/Flex Comix.  Find out why Mototaro became a librarian and what secret purpose has been motivating him to continue after all these years. Then follow Kiichi as he heads off to the Water Depository on his own. He’s determined not to put his friends at risk, but Hana’s equally set upon not being left behind. When they get there, the identity of the depository’s sole occupant turns out to be quite a surprise.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 160 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

Palette_v5_cvr_350.jpgTHE PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Nari Kusakawa

CMX. Dr. Guell is invited to help out at the Principal’s daughter’s wedding and he brings Cello along to assist. Cello impresses everyone by making a rainbow, but when she falls from the roof into Dr. Guell’s arms, things get even more colorful! Cello and Guell may now be falling for each other! You can bet that’s not going to sit well with their faithful but jealous birds!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

Riku_v3_cvr_cmyk_350.jpgSTEEL FIST RIKU VOL.3
Written and illustrated by Jyutaroh Nishino

CMX/Flex Comix. Riku and her rival Chikara will be joined at the hip forever unless they can defeat their toughest foe yet…the old woman who taught Riku’s dad! They want her to train them, but her magnetic spell has them trapped in an awkward situation. Later, Riku thinks the secret of her heritage may be connected to Kuro, who can turn his leg into steel. But she’s going to have to fight to get some answers.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 5” x 7.375” • 178 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +



This limited-edition, hand-painted,
cold-cast porcelain statue is based on
the stylish and scintillating cover
by artist Adam Hughes!

Packaged in a 4-color box,
this statue also includes
a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Manufactured to order.

Advanced-solicited; on sale June 10, 2009
Statue * $99.99 US





Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys,
DC Direct is delighted to offer the Batman line of CosBaby mini figures!

Inspired by CosPlay (from the contraction of words “costume play”) – a type of performance art and role play in which the cosplayers meticulously outfit themselves in character costumes from sources such as manga, anime, comics, movies and video games to become the characters they emulate, reenacting scenes from the original sources – these Batman CosBaby
mini-figures are the cutest little tykes around!

Featuring eight Batman CosBaby designs: Batman Modern (Black Costume),
Batman Classic (Blue Costume),
The Joker, Robin, Batgirl, Catwoman,  Two-Face and a special Mystery Figure, these mini-figures are the perfect size to collect and display!

Packaged on a 4-color blister card, each fully assembled CosBaby stands approximately 3” tall.

on sale June 24, 2009
PVC mini figures *  PI *  US



Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale figure of Two-Face, just as he appears in the smash hit The Dark Knight!

The Two-Face/Harvey Dent figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and features more than 32 points of articulation.

Dressed in the movie-accurate costume of suit, shirt, tie, pants and shoes, the figure also features an alternate head with Aaron Eckhart
as Two-Face/Harvey Dent, an interchangeable suit jacket, one set of interchangeable hands, a pistol and a display stand with a nameplate.

Packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 17, 2009
Collector figure * $175 US



Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC Direct brings the exquisite craftsmanship and high-level quality of Kotobukiya to fans!

Kotobukiya and DC Direct are proud to offer this vinyl statue of The Joker standing  amid a blazing fire.

The statue comes with an additional head and other accessories.

The Dark Knight: The Joker Vinyl Statue is approximately 12” tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 10, 2009 * Vinyl Statue * $125 US

1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure


Victim and villain, V voices the frustration and innate power of the people,
the true values held precious by the masses.

A provocative and disturbing modern classic,
V FOR VENDETTA is the visually powerful story of a dystopian not-too-distant future.

Dressed in the intricate and authentically detailed costume from the film adaptation of the classic comic, V displays his signature black cloak, as well as a removable hat, a non-removable mask, interchangeable hands and several character-specific accessories.

The figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 24, 2009 * Collector figure * $125 US



The first in an ongoing line of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe, as presented by artist George Pérez in the classic book HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE!

Planned to include more characters than any DC Direct line ever, this series will feature characters from a variety of teams and eras, as well as some renegade solo characters.

The History of the DC Universe will undoubtedly increase the breadth of DC characters available as action figures, while satisfying many oft-requested fan favorite characters.

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.


Advance-solicited; on sale June 10, 2009 * Action Figures * PI



One of Batman’s most famous crime-fighting gadgets is the latest addition to the
JLA TROPHY ROOM: life-sized Bat-Cuffs that
fold down to fit into Batman’s utility belt!

Reproduced for the first time ever as a high-quality prop replica, these metal Bat-Cuffs come with a special bat-shaped key. They fold in half for easy transport, or can be displayed on the included stand. Packaged in a 4-color box, the Bat-Cuffs also come with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited-edition. Manufactured to order.

The Bat-Cuffs are for display only and are not designed to be used.

(Note: The Bat-Cuffs do not open.)

Advance-resolicited; on sale June 17, 2009 * Prop Replica * $125 US

Women of the DC Universe:
Designed by Terry Dodson • Sculpted by Karen Palinko


The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with Phantom Lady!

Freedom Fighter member Sandra Knight strikes a pose in the classic pinup style of the 1940s as she sits atop a World War II-inspired base.

Collect all the WOMEN OF THE DCU: SERIES 2 BUSTS designed by Terry Dodson! Phantom Lady joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman, Wonder Girl, Catwoman, Huntress, Jade, Shazam’s sister Mary and many more to come!

This Phantom Lady Bust measures approximately 6” high x 3.75” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 3, 2009 * Bust * $55 US



From Gotham City’s rooftops to its dark alleyways, Batman’s war on crime has become the stuff of legend. Commemorating these adventures of the Dark Knight, DC Direct unveils a new box set featuring one of Batman’s closest allies – and some of his most nightmarish adversaries!

This box set includes four action figures, all featuring brand new deco paints,
as well as LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT SPECIAL, a unique 64-page collection of stories featuring each character’s secret origin and other tales.

on sale June 17, 2009
Box Set * PI



Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring The Flash’s classic lightning strike logo!

The adjustable base unit can sit on a tabletop or be mounted to a wall.

Powered by a plug-in, UL-adapter, the sign itself measures approximately 8″ wide x 9″ high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 24, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US



Batman is the first in a new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ, inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!

DC Direct has joined forces with popular contemporary toy designer Monster 5 to create this unique version of Batman. This bold new take on the Caped Crusader is a must-have for collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as traditional fans of Batman!

Debuting this month are three styles of Batman: the “modern” Batman in his black costume, a variant version in the “classic” blue and gray costume, and an ultra-stylized variant “armored” version!

These designer toys are limited! Once they are sold out,
DC Direct will not produce these styles again!
In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Batman variants (“classic” and “armored”) will be produced in far lower quantities.

The line of UNI-FORMZ continues in the months ahead with original designs for Superman, Green Lantern, and other favorite DC Universe characters.

Don’t miss this chance to get the first in the series!

This limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ Batman figure features 12 points of articulation, stands approximately 8” tall and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.


Advance-resolicited; on sale June 3, 2009 * Vinyl * PI

via DC Comics


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  1. God, no Legion of 3 Worlds this month? And they’re cancelling LSH, too? Weak.
    My only hope is that another ongoing comes along, starring ANY Legion.
    That and James Robinson’s Justice League book for next month.

  2. I’m wondering what the odds are that Final Crisis #7 will be out on time….

    And y’all are spot on the Mandy Patinkin/Black Adam thing…pretty cool! It got me thinking…his awesome Parasite cover in this month’s solicitations bears a striking resemblance to Tara Reid’s stomach…. :)

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