DC Comics has sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles scheduled to arrive in May 2009.  If you thought you were done with Final Crisis, be prepared for a brand new series of mini-series that follow up the crisis and present all new tales of some of the characters involved in the event.

TRIN-Cv49-51.jpgTRINITY #49-52
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Mike Norton & Ande Parks, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens and Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
Covers by Jim Lee & Scott Williams and Mark Bagley & John Dell

The final showdown. The world hasn’t just been changed, it’s been destroyed. Can the Trinity still save the day? Not if Morgaine le Fey and Krona have anything to say about it. Answers, revelations and more come fast and furious in the mother of all action finales! Guest-starring just about everyone and featuring a final cover by TRINITY interior artist Mark Bagley!

Issue #49 on sale May 6; issue #50 on sale May 13; issue #51 on sale May 20;
issue #52 on sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Kako

The Human Flame is a dead man. Literally just waking up after the events of FINAL CRISIS, he realizes all the heroes in the DC Universe target him as the lowlife who taped the murder of the Martian Manhunter with his cell phone. On top of that, all the villains in the world want to kill him for selling them out to Libra. He’s powerless and penniless, and his only chance for survival is to run! This 6-issue miniseries examines the underbelly of the DCU and what happens when the wrong choices catch up with you. Nothing can prepare you for this chase.
On sale May 6 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Ivan Brandon
Art by Marco Rudi
Cover by Scott Hampton

In this all-new 6-issue miniseries, Nemesis awakens to find himself held captive by the Global Peace Agency inside the walls of the mysterious Electric City. His fellow prisoners are all members of the superhuman intelligence community, and they’re subjected to systematic torture in an attempt to siphon the secrets of the DC Universe heroes in an effort to destroy them. As Nemesis works to escape, he finds few people he can truly trust. But nothing could prepare him for the hideous truth behind his situation!
On sale May 13 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Joe Casey
Art by ChrisCross
Cover by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

Japan’s Super Young Team wants nothing more than to be seen as heroes in the eyes of their adoring public. Unfortunately, their adventures during FINAL CRISIS have gone unnoticed, and they’ve been reduced to performing at public appearances and on various TV shows literally dancing for their livelihood. But the appearance of a new American teammate and a deadly threat complicates the motives of the team as they try and find what truly makes somebody not just a hero, but a sensational hero. Discover the path to greatness in this exciting 6-issue miniseries!
On sale May 20 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Eric Wallace
Art by Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

In the wake of FINAL CRISIS, the Tattooed Man is considered a hero for the first time in his life. At first, the rewards from his new lifestyle are a welcome change from the rest of what his existence has been, but soon the pressure to stay above temptation and evil start to wear him down. Matters are quickly complicated when he wakes up in the middle of the night to find his body covered in unfamiliar tattoos that seem to have a life of their own. In this 6-issue miniseries from newcomer writer Eric Wallace (TV’s Eureka) and artist Fabrizio Fiorentino, the Tattooed Man finds himself in the middle of a life and death struggle with his own powers and the master plan they seem to have for him – whether he likes it or not!
On sale May 27 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Daniel
Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
Covers by Tony Daniel

With the destruction of Arkham Asylum, the return of the Black Mask, and dozens of Gotham City’s most lethal villains rioting through the streets, Nightwing, Robin and their allies seem to have their hands full. But when you add a deadly Jason Todd masquerading as a gun-toting Batman to the mix, things have definitely spiraled out of control!
This is the issue everyone’s been waiting for – find out who wins the Battle for the Cowl! Who earns the right to take on the mantle of the Bat? Will it be Robin? Jason Todd? Nightwing? Azrael? Catwoman? Two-Face? Damian Wayne? Batwoman? Or someone completely unexpected? This 3-issue series continues to shock and surprise as the battle comes to a startling finale for the ages!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Tony Daniel). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 20 • 3 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Don Kramer
Cover by Ladrönn

A wave of heroes arrive in Gotham City in this one-shot with hopes of helping stem the tide of chaos threatening to overwhelm everybody! Starring Huntress, Batgirl, Misfit, Ragman, Manhunter and many others. Will these heroes succeed – or will they be victims of Gotham City’s madness? And if they do succeed, what does the future hold for them?
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Dustin Nguyen, Guillem March, Jamie McKelvie, ChrisCross and Alex Konat
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

A city looking to rise up. A new Dark Knight is casting his shadow until dawn’s early light. A cop looking to solve a murder whose solution may be worse than the crime.
A reporter who can reclaim her social standing only by rejecting everything she believes in. A doctor who has found new life by compromising her old one. One hero who has determined a course of action no matter whose plans it spoils.

Harvey Bullock. Vicki Vale. Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Stephanie Brown. These four ordinary people living extraordinary lives look to regain their balance in a city that turns lives upside down. Morning comes to Gotham City and the time for mourning has passed. How do the people of Gotham City deal with the sudden arrival of hope? Find out in this new one-shot!
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Frazer Irving
Cover by Guillem March

If murder and suicide are sins before God, then what if you were asked to kill in the name of God and by doing so, it would ultimately kill you? To reclaim his damaged soul, to redeem the mistakes of his past and to make a difference in a Gotham City that has been torn apart by the death of The Dark Knight, Azrael must make a fateful decision – become a hero and die, serving in Heaven or reject the opportunity and live, damned to suffer in Hell.
And while large issues of life and death, morality and eternal salvation are weighed, Azrael must also confront the two parties interested in regaining the Suit of Sorrows: Talia al Ghul and  Nightwing!
On sale May 13 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Julian Lopez & Bit
Cover by Guillem March

The remnants of Anti-Life are within the Calculator’s grasp, and he will kill anyone who stands in his way! Will the Calculator be able to save the life of his daughter? Or will Oracle stop him from killing more Internet hackers? Either way, someone dies and someone gains ultimate knowledge…but at what price? Be here for the stunning conclusion that will change Oracle and the Birds of Prey forever!
On sale May 13 • 3 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

“Bad Cop” part 1 of 2. In this sequel to the recent Joker story in BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #22-25, the Gotham City police officer tortured by The Joker’s maniacal actions has joined the villain in madness. Now he stalks the streets of Gotham as Batman’s latest rogue.
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

“The Deep” part 4 of 6. The Outsiders finally discover what The Insiders are searching for thanks to the help of a long lost being known only as “The Outkast.” And the ensuing battle may take them to the very center of the earth itself!
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art by Diego Olmos
Cover by Jim Lee

When a string of bizarre murders hits Spain’s beautiful coastal city of Barcelona, The Dark Knight makes solving this crime his top priority. Full of international intrigue, high adventure and even higher stakes, BATMAN IN BARCELONA: DRAGON’S KNIGHT showcases The Caped Crusader in a different type of Gotham – but one no less dangerous!
Fan-favorite writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME) delivers an exciting, non-stop one-shot full of surprises while Spanish art sensation Diego Olmos (SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON) beautifully illustrates his home city. Featuring a gorgeous cover by best-selling artist Jim Lee (BATMAN, SUPERMAN)!
On sale May 27 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

AC-Cv877.jpgACTION COMICS #877
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José
Cover by Andrew Robinson

Nightwing and Flamebird have beaten back Ursa’s first assault.  But Round Two is about to begin! Forget brutal – now it gets personal.

On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SM-Cv688.jpgSUPERMAN #688
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalhães
Cover by Andrew Robinson

Mon-El’s role as Superman’s stand-in for Metropolis is threatened by a sudden and mysterious power loss. How can he be the hero he needs to be without any special abilities? Meanwhile the Guardian and his Science Police go to the rescue of a missing member of the Legion of Superheroes. And who is the spy within the Science Police ranks?

On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SG-Cv41.jpgSUPERGIRL #41
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Talent Caldwell
Cover by Joshua Middleton

The dramatic conclusion to “Who Is Superwoman?” Superwoman’s identity stands revealed, leading to a knock-down-drag-out fight the likes of which Metropolis will be talking about for years to come! Supergirl will wish she’d never found out who was under the hood as Superwoman and Reactron join forces against the Girl of Steel. How can Supergirl possibly survive?

On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Francis Manapul

Rising star artist Francis Manapul joins Michael Green and Mike Johnson for a special 2-part story we could only call “Mash-Up”! When the going gets tough in the city of Gothamopolis, there’s only one thing to do: call in the Justice Titans to save the day! Wait, what?

On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Eric Canete

With Superman now drafted into New Krypton’s Military Guild, it seems that General Zod finally has the Man of Steel under his control. But when given a command to commit an act of brutality against his fellow Kryptonians, Superman must choose between following orders and following his conscience – at the risk of being branded a traitor by his own people!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Eric Canete). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 6 • 3 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Guest-writer Keith Giffen buckles up and steps into the timestream to take Booster Gold back to the Cold War! When the space race heats up between the United States and Russia, Booster must save the lives of four astronauts before their rocket goes red!

On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Jurgens
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Future imperfect! Time-traveler Booster Gold has seen countless possible futures. But futures don’t get much darker than the one that will spawn the ruthless Magog! After the events of JSA: THY KINGDOM COME, Magog has appeared in our time, and Booster will do whatever it takes to make sure his apocalyptic destiny never comes to pass.

On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jesse Blaze Snider
Art and cover by Ryan Benjamin

Romeo sets out to prove that the road to Hell is literally paved with good intentions as he makes a choice to spare a life. But it’s a choice that almost surely spells eternal damnation for our hero. Also in this issue, vampires rampage in the city streets as we find out in gruesome detail that the local police are no match for the undead.

On sale May 6 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

Ollie and Dinah attempt to work through some of their recent differences only to find their progress hindered by Discord – a new villain created by Black Canary’s actions!
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver
Covers by Ethan Van Sciver

What’s happened to the Speed Force? One of the world’s most powerful speedsters is dead, and Barry Allen must discover who – or what – is responsible! But the reborn Barry is a man haunted by a dark secret in his past. A secret that drives him to push far beyond his limits. A burden that, if he’s not careful, could send him right back into oblivion! Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s reinvention of the Scarlet Speedster picks up the pace – we dare you to keep up!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ethan Van Sciver). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 6 • 2 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONH-Cv43.jpgJONAH HEX #43
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Paul Gulacy

Some small-town officials hire Hex to resolve a hostage situation at a local hotel, but his solution is far more brutal than everybody was expecting. Will anyone make it out of “The Hyde House Massacre” alive?
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi & Keith Champagne
Art by Peter Snejbjerg
Cover by Dave Johnson

Fire on the horizon! Cole’s wife Janet is beginning to have deep misgivings about her husband’s trust in Alpha One – but where can she turn? You won’t believe this issue’s shocking finale, as the world of THE MIGHTY suddenly becomes deadly. And we’re just getting started!

On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! The penultimate chapter of “Emerald Eclipse” arrives as the sciencell riot runs rampant. Oa burns as the War of Lights rages within. Many sectors away, Sodam Yat must make the ultimate sacrifice as he attempts to save the xenophobic people of his native world Daxam.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Rags Morales
Cover by Ed Benes

It’s Dharma vs. Starbreaker for control of the greatest source of power in the
DC Universe. No matter the victor, the Justice League loses!

On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jerry Ordway
Art by Jerry Ordway & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Jerry Ordway

The younger JSA team members find their headquarters in total lockdown – with The Flash, Green Lantern and Wildcat trapped inside! Can the junior JSA-ers break into their own home base? And what secret from the Atomic Age seeks retribution from the three founding members?

On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gerry Conway
Art by Chris Batista & Dave Meikis
Cover by Brian Bolland

Is Buddy Baker losing it all? Everyman hero Buddy Baker has fought hard for our world, and for his family. But by the year 2024, the Earth has seen better days: The heroes are growing tired, the villains have grown nastier and Buddy’s own hometown of San Diego has struggled for years to recover from a cataclysmic typhoon. His children have grown and his marriage has gotten colder… and now, as San Diego faces the most vicious Super-Villain it’s seen in years, his powers are starting to fail him! Without his powers, without his family – who is Buddy Baker? Can he still be a husband? Can he still be a father? Can he still be Animal Man? And more importantly, can he even survive the bloodthirsty plan his arch-rival’s progeny has in store for him?

Comics legend Gerry Conway (TV’s Law and Order) makes his return to DC with this can’t-miss miniseries!
On sale May 27 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Amanda Conner
Covers by Adam Hughes and Amanda Conner

In her own ongoing series at last! Straight from the pages of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Power Girl starts life anew by building herself a secret identity. But a major villain from her past has other plans in store for the Super Hero, and to get his way, he’s holding Manhattan hostage!

From the fan-favorite writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, TERRA) and featuring the vivacious art of Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED, TERRA) comes this rip-roaring new series!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Amanda Conner and Adam Hughes that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

REBELS-Cv4.jpgR.E.B.E.L.S. #4
Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin & Scott Hanna
Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter

The stakes grow higher as the galaxy’s new would-be conqueror stands revealed. Dox and the Omega Men each plot their next steps while the alien Khunds and Dominators get involved against the rising mysterious threat to their galaxies. Believe us, the last page of this issue will blow even Dox’s mind!

On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Howard Porter
Cover by Andrew Robinson

“Deathtrap” part 4! The Titans, Vigilante and now the Teen Titans all get roped into Jericho’s insane plot. Can their combined forces halt their foe’s master plan? This riveting crossover concludes in
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Tom Lyle & Scott Hanna
Cover by Andrew Robinson

The horrifying conclusion to the TITANS/TEEN TITANS/VIGILANTE “Deathtrap” crossover! Vigilante takes matters into his own hands to stop Jericho once and for all – even if it means becoming a target himself!
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TT-Cv71.jpgTEEN TITANS #71
Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

“Deathtrap” aftermath! The team picks up the pieces following their crossover with TITANS and VIGILANTE as Ravager returns. But is she friend or foe?
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

Not one, but two members of the Secret Six feel they deserve to wear Batman’s cowl, and they return to Gotham City with a semi-delusional Ragdoll determined to be the new Boy Wonder! Unfortunately, everybody in Gotham has other plans!

On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins

Married on a Wednesday! Guest-starring Poison Ivy! This is a match not made in heaven. Writer/artist Scott Kolins (FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES REVENGE, THE FLASH) brings you the next horrific chapter of Solomon Grundy and Cyrus Gold! Each harrowing piece of Cyrus’ evil past will set the stage for the stunning conclusion!

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

Written by Dean Motter
Art and cover by Paul Rivoche

The Spirit’s on needles and pins! What Ellen Dolan wants, she gets. And today, she wants a tattoo! But little does The Spirit know that Ellen’s innocent act of rebellion will get him mixed up in the feud between a grizzled veteran tattooist and his new-wave artiste hipster rival! This one’s gonna leave a mark! Features the return of the Mr. X team of Motter and Rivoche!

On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Manuel Garcia & Al Milgrom and Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter

Comet and Eye have to deal with a very different and dangerous version of The Weird while Adam Strange travels to Hardcore Station only to discover that the space city holds unexpected perils. Bizarro also arrives at Hardcore and finds it most unwelcoming.

On sale May 6 • 3 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
Variant by Francis Manapul

It’s all been building to this issue, the penultimate chapter of the mind-blowing “Rise of the Olympian” storyarc.  It’s Wonder Woman vs. Genocide in a final, brutal showdown that leaves Diana with one of the toughest decisions she’s ever had to face – and that’s just the start of what happens this month! Do not miss this crucial story in the life of the greatest heroine in the DC Universe!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Aaron Lopresti), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Francis Manapul). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mike Grell
Art by Joe Prado & Walden Wong
Cover by Mike Grell

The arrival of a new band of surface-worlders in the subterranean land of Skartaris has sent its delicate political balance tumbling into chaos – and only the Warlord can pacify it. To do so, however, he’ll have to undertake an epic journey across Skartaris to the deadly lands of the Shadow Kingdom! The rebirth of DC’s finest fantasy franchise continues from Mike Grell and rising star Joe Prado (ACTION COMICS, SINESTRO CORPS SECRET FILES)!

On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams, Mark Buckingham, Bernie Mireault & Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley
Cover by Andy Kubert & Scott Williams

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN) joins a murderer’s row of talented artists in lending his unique touch to the Batman mythos for this Deluxe Edition hardcover! Spotlighting the story “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” from BATMAN #685 and DETECTIVE COMICS #852 in which Gaiman joins artist Andy Kubert and inker Scott Williams for a story that shines a new light on the Batman mythos. Also collects Gaiman stories from SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2. This collection is not to be missed!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 22 • 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″, 128 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Alan Moore
Art by Dave Gibbons, Curt Swan & George Perez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Murphy Anderson and Rick Veitch
& Al Williamson
Cover by Brian Bolland

Legendary writer Alan Moore’s seminal Superman issues are collected in this Deluxe Edition hardcover featuring beautiful art from Dave Gibbons (WATCHMEN), Curt Swan (ACTION COMICS) and Rick Veitch (SWAMP THING)! Collects the two-part “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” from SUPERMAN #423 and ACTION COMICS #583 as Superman faces his greatest foes and his final battle! Also featuring the classic story “For the Man who has Everything” from ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 where Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman fight the evil warlord Mongul for the fate of The Man of Steel. And in DC COMICS PRESENTS #85, Superman meets Swamp Thing, a character fans have identified with Moore for over 20 years!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 8 • 7 1/16″ x 10 7/8″,
128 pg, FC, $24.99 US

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

The talked-about hit Batman story by modern master Frank Miller (BATMAN: YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) and artists extraordinaire Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN, SUPERMAN) is now available in softcover format! Lee and Miller join forces to tell a new version of Dick Grayson’s origin in a high-octane tale that unfolds with guest appearances by Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Black Canary and more! This volume collects issues #1-9 of the explosive series! Plus a Jim Lee sketchbook and a variant cover gallery.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton and others
Art by Sheldon Moldoff, Dick Sprang and others
Cover by Alex Ross

Discover the stories that inspired recent events in the Batman universe with this new collection! Featuring stories from BATMAN #65, 86, 112, 113, 134, 156 and 162, DETECTIVE COMICS #215, 235, 247 and 267, and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #89. With an intro by Grant Morrison.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

BG-redemption-cv.jpgBATGIRL: REDEMPTION TP
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Jim Calafiore & Jonathan Glapion
Cover by Andy Clarke

Batgirl busts heads on the streets of Gotham City and redefines her place in the Bat-family! Adam Beechen (ROBIN) teams with artist Jim Calafiore (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND) on a story that sends Batgirl on a quest to conquer her inner demons and prove herself to the world. Collects BATGIRL #1-6.

Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison, Peter J. Tomasi, Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann and Len Wein
Art by Doug Mahnke, Ryan Sook and others
Cover by J.G. Jones

As the FINAL CRISIS rages on, some of DC’s biggest heroes battle evil in this collection of important supporting issues! Featuring FINAL CRISIS #1: director’s cut, FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM #1, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST #1 and FINAL CRISIS: SECRET FILES #1!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns, Ron Marz and others
Art by Dave Gibbons, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway and others
Cover by Ivan Reis


Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Scott Kolins

In the face of FINAL CRISIS, supertstar writer Geoff Johns (JSA, ACTION COMICS) and artist Scott Kolins (SOLOMON GRUNDY) revive the most ruthless Rogues Gallery of them all! At times, they’ve been laughed at, ridiculed and hunted – but The Flash Rogues Gallery has had enough. The team of villains decides to remind the world why they’re not to be messed with in this hardcover collecting their return in FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES REVENGE #1-3 as well as a couple of their greatest hits from
THE FLASH #182 and #197.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 15 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope and Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert and Mike McKone & Andy Lanning
Cover by Shane Davis

The War of Light begins in this hardcover collection! First, a ruthless, by-the-books new task force of Green Lanterns known as the Alpha Lanterns is born, creating tension within the heroic ranks of the Green Lantern Corps. Then, Hal Jordan battles for his life when the Red Lantern Corps, a brutal brigade of monsters fueled by rage, attacks! But nothing could prepare the heroes for the arrival of even more colored Lanterns! Featuring some of today’s best artists including Shane Davis (SUPERMAN/BATMAN), Ivan Reis (GREEN LANTERN) and Mike McKone (TEEN TITANS)! Collects GREEN LANTERN #26-28, #36-38 and FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1
Advance-solicited; on sale July 1 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons and Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Patrick Gleason and others
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

The best-selling epic reaches its explosive finale in this volume collecting GREEN LANTERN #24-25 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16-19! Face-to-face with the Guardian of Sinestro’s army of fear, Hal Jordan must find the willpower to battle his greatest foes.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Patrick Gleason, Luke Ross, Drew Geraci and Fabio Laguna
Cover by Patrick Gleason

The war with the Sinestro Corps may have ended, but the Green Lanterns still face some unlikely ripples from the battle in this new collection! Featuring GREEN LANTERN CORPS #27-32.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison and Mark Millar
Art by Mike Parobeck, Paul Ryan, Pop Mhan, Steve Lightle and others
Cover by Steve Lightle

Grant Morrison and Mark Millar’s run with the Fastest Man Alive continues here! Collects THE FLASH #136-141 as well as a story from SECRET ORIGINS #50.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

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

The super-speedsters of two worlds race into adventure in this new collection of tales! Learn how police scientist Barry Allen, The Flash of the 1960s, first crossed paths with his predecessor, Jay Garrick, in this hardcover featuring THE FLASH #123, 129, 137, 151 and 173.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 29 • 144 pg, FC, $39.99 US

Written by Garth Ennis
Art and cover by John McCrea

The cult hit from writer Garth Ennis (PREACHER) returns! Rediscover the story of Tommy Monaghan, an ex-military operative who has set himself up as a hired gun on the back streets of Gotham City. Collects THE DEMON ANNUAL #2, THE BATMAN CHRONICLES #4 and HITMAN #1-3!

Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Dennis O’Neil, John Broome and others
Art by Gil Kane, Mike Fekowsky and others
Cover by Neal Adams

The late ‘60s/early ‘70s adventures of Green Lantern continue! Collects GREEN LANTERN #60-75
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 392 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Richard Donner & Geoff Johns
Art by Adam Kubert
Cover by Adam Kubert

Collecting Adam Kubert, Richard Donner and Geoff Johns’ epic story from ACTION COMICS #844-846, #851 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11. A rocket lands in Metropolis containing a boy Superman thinks is from Krypton and kicks off a war between Superman, the DCU, the new Superman Revenge Squad and General Zod!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Jerry Siegel, Otto Binder and others
Art by Curt Swan, Al Plastino and others
Cover by Gary Frank

Explore the Phantom Zone with these classics stories! Collects ADVENTURE COMICS #283,300, ACTION COMICS #336, SUPERMAN’S GIRLDFRIEND, LOIS LANE #33, SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #62, SUPERMAN #157,205, SUPERBOY #89,104 and WHO’S WHO #18.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Jerry Siegel and others
Art by Various

The second Archive collecting adventures from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS is here, with stories from issues #17-32 (1945-1948)! Don’t miss The Man of Tomorrow’s unforgettable battles with The Toyman, Lex Luthor and others!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 224 pages, FC, $59.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie & Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope, Mike McKone & Andy Lanning and Joe Benitez & Victor Llamas
Cover by Ian Churchill

The adventures of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes continue in this volume collecting JLA WEDDING SPECIAL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13-16! As the wedding of Green Arrow and Black Canary looms, the new Injustice League forms!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Tom Mandrake, Matthew Clark, Jesus Saiz, Diego Olmos and Manuel Garcia
Cover by John Van Fleet

Collecting the 5-issue CRIME BIBLE! A Monk of the Dark Faith is moving through the DCU, seeding evil in his wake as he prepares for a final, potentially devastating act. Trailing him is The Question, who seeks to save the life of the author of a best-selling expose about the Dark Faith.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Mike Norton, Tom Derenick, Art Thibert, Andy Owens, Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher
Cover by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert

DC’s hit weekly series arrives in its first collected edition from writers Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, JLA, Marvels) and Fabian Nicieza (X-Men, ROBIN) and a legion of artists including the sensational Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man)! Features TRINITY #1-17 as a devastating cosmic force targets Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman! Featuring stunning covers by Carlos Pacheco, Andy Kubert and Jim Lee & Scott Williams, this is the first of three volumes collecting the series.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Written by J. Torres
Art by Carlo Barberi & Terry Beatty
Cover by Scott Jeralds

Children everywhere are missing thanks to the Queen of Fables! It’s up to Batman and Captain Marvel to give this mystery a happy ending!
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by J. Bone

Batman doesn’t like to talk about it, but it’s his birthday! Unfortunately, all the Super Friends keep disappearing as Batman faces taunts from the mysterious villain The Unknown! Will Batman solve this new mystery – or has he finally met his mysterious match?
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Landry Q. Walker
Art and cover by Eric Jones

How will Supergirl ever wrap up all of the cosmic craziness that has developed since her arrival on Earth? Arch-frenemies, scheming faculty, an intergalactic orange kitty and a flying horse are just a few things that come her way in this final, action-packed issue!
On sale May 6 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

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

It’s another ordinary gym class with Coach Lobo for the Tiny Titans until Supergirl and Kid Flash decide it’s the perfect day for a race around the world. The race isn’t theirs alone as some of the other Tiny Titans decide they don’t want to be left out. And see just what happens when the Atom and the Molecule compete in a shrinking contest.
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

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

Ship, the newest member of the Ben 10: Alien Force team, goes berserk. Samurai Jack goes looking for Medusa. The Kids Next Door go to the La Brea Toy Pits! It’s action-packed fun!
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Kevin A. Kramer, Sam Agro and Jason Hall
Art by Robert Pope, Christopher Cook and Scott Roberts
Cover by Stephanie Gladden & Mike DeCarlo

Panini makes Chowder her pet, the Powerpuff Girls play golf, and Dexter gets cooties!
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LT-Cv174.jpgLOONEY TUNES #174
Written by Sholly Fisch, Frank Strom, Neal Sternecky and Brett Koth
Art by Robert Pope, Jeff Albrecht, Leo Batic, David Alvarez, Neal Sternecky and Mike
Cover by Scott Gross

Foghorn and Barnyard Dawg compete to train the ultimate athlete…Eggbert! Ha! Haw! That’s a joke, son, you need to lighten up.
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SDO-Cv144.jpgSCOOBY-DOO #144
Written by Terrance Griep & John Rozum
Art and cover by Vincent Deporter

Freddie’s competing at the Golf Wolf Park mini-golf course, a park that’s guaranteed to give you frights, fangs, and flees!
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross

Astro City’s longest and most ambitious epic enters a new era and a new jumping-on point. It’s the early 1980s – a time of darkness and danger, the era of the Point Man, the Omega Rangers and others. And for Charles and Royal Williams, it’s a time for revenge as their pursuit of the man who killed their parents takes Royal deep into the bowels of the PYRAMID organization while Charles reaches heights he never imagined. Will it be morning in America – or will the long night continue? Also featuring the First Family, the debut of Cleopatra and more!
On sale May 6 • 1 of 4, 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Brandon Badeaux and Shawn Moll
Cover by Simon Coleby

When the world ended, the Authority and the rest of the population were caught unprepared and suffered the consequences. Find out what happened in those crucial moments following the destruction of Earth and how it affected the Authority…as well as Rendlesham!
Also, the conclusion of the Team Seven backup!
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Written by Ian Edginton
Art and cover by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini

Battered and hunted, Stormwatch is doing everything it can to save those that survived the recent cataclysm. When confronted with the knowledge that humanity could become extinct, Jackson makes a decision that may sacrifice one of his own – and may make him guilty of genocide! In this issue, humanity is pushed to the brink. . . and beyond.
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Neil Googe

The Wildcats’ visit to the Hawaiian islands takes a turn for the worse when they learn a dark secret that Majestic wanted kept hidden, and he’ll kill to protect it!  To make matters worse, when the ‘Cats are away, the Daemonites decide to play as Defile and his army launch an all-out assault on the HALO building, which is full of helpless survivors.
Also, it’s the start of a backup story explaining why Deathblow isn’t dead, featuring the incredible art of Chris Sprouse (NUMBER OF THE BEAST, TOM STRONG)!
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

“SLEEPER could hold its own against any noir, from any medium…Brubaker is without a doubt the best crime fiction writer in comics today. ”     – Ain’t It Cool News.com

From the award-winning Criminal team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Ed Brubaker comes SLEEPER, the story of Holden Carver and the secret criminal organization he must infiltrate, now back in a new edition collecting SLEEPER SEASON 1 #1-12. With his contact at the agency in a coma, Carver must live one day at a time in a deadly game of cat and mouse he plays with its leader, Tao.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 288 pages, $24.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by Cully Hamner

Warren Ellis’s fast-paced tale of intrigue and revenge is back in a new edition collecting the 3-issue miniseries under a new cover by Cully Hamner that also includes the script to issue #1 and never-before-seen developmental art by Hamner!
As a C.I.A. operative, Paul Moses’s unique talent for killing took him around the world, from one hotspot to another, carrying out the deadly orders of his superiors. And when he retired, he wanted to put his bloody past behind him. But when a new administration takes over the White House, the powers that be decide that Moses knows too much, forcing him back into the game against the agency that trained him.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 128 pages, $14.99

Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Michael Golden

Warren Ellis’s galaxy-spanning tale of mystery and murder is back in a new edition collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries!

U.N. Weapons inspector Nathan Kane must untangle a web of mystery on Jupiter’s moon Europa to learn what sort of beings lie under an icy dome. But he’s about to encounter resistance of the violent kind from the staff manning Earth’s outpost — and he’ll like what happens when the long-slumbering aliens begin to awaken even less.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 168 pages, $19.99 US

EXM-Cv42.jpgEX MACHINA #42
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Tony Harris

“Ring Out the Old” part 2! As a journalist’s investigation into Mayor Hundred’s past heats up, a supernatural event connected to the Great Machine’s origin threatens all of New York City.
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Shane Pierce

A popular element in the Xbox 360 smash Gears of War 2 are the collectibles describing the tragic end of Sgt. Jonathan Harper. A nine-year veteran Gear, he was captured by the Locust during the assault on the Hollow. Eventually managing to escape, he was able to help a family reach the surface before succumbing to his wounds. The full story of this heroic, selfless soldier is finally told!
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine

The Clap are the biggest band in the world–headlining massive stadium tours, selling millions of records, and hobnobbing with the rich and fabulous. And in their spare time, they also happen to be the most sought-after meta-human assassination unit on the black market! Using their status as rock icons as a cover, they’ve perpetrated some of the more elaborate murders in modern memory! But a financial crunch has the group signing on for one last “gig” both as The Clap and as assassins. But they aren’t the only band – or assassin – on the bill!

KILLAPALOOZA is a high-octane, outrageous adventure by writer Adam Beechen (ROBIN) and artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) that will leave the reader guessing until the very end!
On sale May 20 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen & Simon Furman
Art and cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll & Doug Mahnke

From the bestselling Blizzard computer game comes the most explosive sci-fi action comic ever created! Join the WarPigs, a disbanded team of outlaws reunited by their former captain for one last job: the assassination of Jim Raynor!

Join creators Keith Giffen, Simon Furman and Federico Dallocchio for WildStorm’s explosive foray into the world of STARCRAFT  with this new ongoing series!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Federico Dallocchio), retailers may order one copy of the variant (with a cover by Shawn Moll & Doug Mahnke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Butch Guice and Rick Burchett
Cover by Butch Guice

As American forces move further inland, the resistance grows more and more fierce. Far from the chaos of the front, a secret is uncovered that may turn the tide against the U.S. as the Third Reich strikes a final, surprising blow from the grave.
This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

RESOLICIT • On sale May 13 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs

Exploding from the highly anticipated game comes the hyperkinetic world of PROTOTYPE! New York homicide detectives continue to track a serial killer but soon discover all is not as it seems. Their investigation takes them into uncharted territory, and tensions flare as the detectives come up against a black ops unit with a mysterious agenda of its own!

On sale May 6 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler

From all over North America, thousands make the pilgrimage to a hot, rocky desert to express themselves in every way imaginable for a week. They gather (somewhat naked) around a towering wooden man who will burn a hole in reality and make a human into a god. Inside that sacrificial effigy are the imprisoned souls known as Mysterius the Great and Delfi the Assistant.

And they have to go to the bathroom.
On sale May 20 • 5 of 6  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 U

Written by Mike Johnson and others
Art by Tom Mandrake

William Bell and Walter Bishop’s bizarre experiments continue  in this series that takes a look into the past of some of the major players in the FOX television show!
On sale May 27 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mike Costa
Art by Ramón Pérez & C.P. Smith
Cover by C.P. Smith

The series based on the best-selling PlayStation 3 game franchise concludes! With his unit decimated, Capelli has undertaken a suicide mission in an attempt to thwart the Chimera assault. But even if his crazy plan works, is it enough to stall the invasion? Does America have a chance in the coming war?

On sale May 27 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Walden Wong
Cover by Pete Woods

King Varian Wrynn and his son Prince Anduin finally return to Stormwind and celebrate the defeat of Onyxia. Meanwhile, Garona is interrogated by Jaina and Aegwynn, but at what cost?

On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Ricardo Sanchez
Art and cover by Kevin Sharpe & Jim Clark

Veteran gaming industry writer Ricardo Sanchez and artist Kevin Sharpe bring the bio-weapons of the terrifying world of Capcom’s best-selling game Resident Evil to the boiling jungles of South America. Follow two agents as they unravel the connections between the destruction of a Space Station, a telepathic G-Virus discovered in Grezbekistan, and the shadowy munitions firm known as Geisel Industries. Empty villages, flesh-eating zombie children, and a trip to a reclusive CEO’s fortified compound bring them closer to the truth. But none of the terrors they’ve encountered so far could have prepared them for what happens next!

On sale May 13 •  3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu

Everyone’s read the Tommy Taylor books, the popular series of novels turned pop culture phenomenon about a boy wizard’s adventures. And everyone knows about Tom Taylor, the boy the novels were based on, whose life was so overshadowed by his Dad’s fictional epic that Tom’s become a lame Z-level celebrity at best and a human viral marketing tool at worst.
But what if the resemblance goes even deeper? What if Tom is the boy-wizard of the books made flesh? And if that sounds crazy, why is it bringing him into the crosshairs of an ancient faction that has never been named in any book or text?

To discover the truth about himself, Tom must search through all the places in history where fiction and reality have intersected. And in the process, he’ll learn more about that unwritten cabal and the plot they’re at the center of –– a plot that spans all of literature from the first clay tablets to the gothic castles where Frankenstein was conceived to the self-adjusting stories of the internet.

A conspiracy mystery a la The Da Vinci Code, THE UNWRITTEN is the eagerly anticipated reunion of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen) – the team behind the multiple Eisner-nominated LUCIFER. Acclaimed artist Yuko Shimizu (SANDMAN: DREAM HUNTERS) joins the duo on covers, and the series kicks off with a 4-issue opening storyarc with the extra-sized 40-page debut promo-priced at only $1.00!
On sale May 13 • 40 pg, FC, $1 US • MATURE READERS

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 Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky, fan-favorite character Death in a new Absolute Edition collecting her solo adventures! Featuring the miniseries DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3 in which Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. Also included is the DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE 3-issue miniseries featuring the story of a rising star in the music world wrestling with revealing her true sexual orientation just as her lover is lured into Death’s imminent realm. And enjoy a plethora of extras including the DEATH TALKS ABOUT LIFE AIDS pamphlet, stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, the short story “The Wheel” from the 9-11 tribute book, SANDMAN #8 and #20 and extras from the DEATH GALLERY one-shot along with an intro from Amanda Palmer, the lead singer of the hit musical group The Dresden Dolls! It’s all combined right here for the first time in one volume. This Absolute Edition slipcased hardcover is also the perfect companion for THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN and ideal for fans of Gaiman’s sprawling, intimate comics work!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 28 • 8.25” x 12.5”, 360 pg, FC, $99.00 US

FABL-Cv84.jpgFABLES #84
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins  & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Joao Ruas

Disgusted with recent events in his own book, Jack Horner quits his own series, returns to FABLES in a big way and tries to pick up his on-again off-again romance with Rose Red while she’s at her most vulnerable. But Jack Horner isn’t the only wandering Jack who shows up at the Farm. In the meantime, Kevin Thorn is still safely ensconced in his writing retreat and about to start over on the universe, which would mean writing everything that currently exists out of existence!
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham
Art by Russ Braun & Jose Marzan Jr.
Cover by Brian Bolland

“The Great Fables Crossover” part 5 of 9! Bigby Wolf, Snow White, Gary and Mr. Revise are hot on the trail of Kevin Thorn and determined to stop him before he can write the universe out of existence. But Bigby has problems. He’s not a Big Bad Wolf anymore. Nor is he a man. So, what’s happening? Is his long-dormant changeling nature asserting itself?
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS


Written by Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges
Art by Mark Buckingham & Andrew Pepoy    Cover by Mark Buckingham

“The Great Fables Crossover” part 6 of 9! Even with his two Fable muses pressed into service, Kevin Thorn is having trouble getting started on his next grand opus. He seems to be suffering from a bad case of, “What’s that malady that affects writers and keeps them from getting their work done?” Meanwhile, the Page Sisters go to guns a-blazin’ against the Genres.
On sale May 27 • 2 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR-Cv9.jpgAIR #9
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art and cover by M.K. Perker

A chance encounter in Schiphol Airport reminds Blythe of the power of longing. But as she prepares to surrender the Device to Zayn, darker forces mass against her. To safely deliver the most important artifact in human history, she must choose between her old life and the destiny unfolding before her…
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Adrian Sibar & Rodney Ramos    Cover by Howard Chaykin

Ex-hitman turned Tango dancer Vincente’s life becomes a whirlwind of violence and sexual tension as he’s set upon on all sides by people who want a piece of him. Drugged, confused and run ragged, he realizes that neither the crime dens of New York nor the dance halls of San Francisco can shelter him from the fast approaching moment of truth.
On sale May 6 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HLB-Cv255.jpgHELLBLAZER #255
By Peter Milligan
Goran Sudzuka & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Lee Bermejo

Dreams of what could be and the nightmares of what is clash in John Constantine’s mind as he slips in and out of fevered consciousness while past and present collide. A journey through the darkness of his heart discovers fear, regret and the most terrible emotion of all – love.
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Vasilis Lolos    Cover by Massimo Carnevale

“The Viking Art of Single Combat” continues. On a snowy coastline of Norway, two Vikings face off in single combat. Seconds slow to minutes. Minutes slow to hours. Then, slower still, until the fight takes on a greater meaning. Viking warfare is deconstructed and dissected in this bitter and lonely brawl to the death with visually stunning art from Vasilis Lolos (Last Call).
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham and Chris Roberson
Art by Neal Adams, Ralph Reese, Sergio Aragonesand Eric Powell
Cover by Esao Andrews
Variant cover by Neal Adams

For its landmark 13th issue, HOUSE OF MYSTERY presents a special anthology featuring four separate stories written by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham and novelist Chris Roberson. This issue features the unique visuals of four artists including Neal Adams, Ralph Reese and Sergio Aragones, as well as a painted tale by Eric Powell (The Goon). Each story pays homage to that unluckiest of numbers.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Esao Andrews), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Neal Adams). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOM_TPB2.jpgHOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 2: love stories for dead people TP
Written by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi, Tony Akins, David Petersen, Henry Flint, Bernie Wrightson and Kyle Baker
Cover by Esao Andrews

Unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, the new ongoing series that reinvents the classic DC Comics concept. This second volume collects issues #6-10 and continues shedding a light on exactly why five strangers have found themselves trapped in a supernatural bar where extraordinary patrons pass the time telling astonishing stories. And if you think the bar is an odd place, wait until you see what happens in the basement of the House of Mystery! Featuring art by acclaimed creators such as David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Bernie Wrightson (SWAMP THING), Kyle Baker (PLASTIC MAN) and more, find out what the heavy buzz behind this new series is all about!

On sale June 3 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jeff Lemire
Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

“Lemire handles the stuff of a Willa Cather novel with equal poetry . . . He renders emotion and temperment in a cartoon face with breathtaking, masterful economy.”
— Booklist on The Essex County Trilogy

The tiny, isolated fishing village of Large Mouth never saw much excitement — until the arrival of the stranger, that is. Wrapped from head to toe in bandages and wearing weird goggles, he quietly took up residence in the sleepy town’s motel. Driven by curiosity, the townfolk quickly learn the tragic story of his past, and of the terrible accident that left him horribly disfigured. Eventually, the town embraces the stranger as one of their own — but do his bandages hide more than just scars?

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, THE NOBODY explores themes of identity, fear and paranoia in a small community from up-and-coming alternative comics creator and Xeric Award-winner Jeff Lemire (The Essex County Trilogy) in a special two-color story that’ll have you guessing until the very end.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 29 • 6.75” x 10.25”, 144 pg, 2-color, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

By Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Michael Wm. Kaluta

Master illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta jumps onboard for a 5-issue story with the seductive sorceress he first brought to life 30 years ago. Kaluta joins series scribe Matt Wagner to weave a mystery that jumps between the Spanish Inquisition and 1940s New York City. Long-buried secrets come back to life as Madame Xanadu investigates a murder 500 years in the making. Featuring colors by Eisner Award-winner Dave Stewart.
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Cameron Stewart

On the run with his mysterious counterparts known as Peaguy, Treeguy and Threeguy to escape the omnipresent Mickey Eye, Seaguy must thrust himself into his new life as El Macho the Bulldresser – a new kind of matador who entertains the crowds by dressing stampeding bulls in women’s clothing! Just how far will the Eye go to prevent Seaguy from learning the terrible secret behind his cartoonish world ?

On sale May 6 • 2 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock

Just when you thought Dash Bad Horse was already pushed as far over the edge as he couldbe, along comes the dramatic conclusion to “High Lonesome” to push him a little farther. The Crazy Horse Casino is being robbed, and a drugged-out Dash is forced to help in order to protect his greatest secret. But it’s not just his secret that’s on the line here – his life, his sanity and perhaps his very soul face dire consequences.

On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Alberto Ponticelli
Cover by Dave Johnson

A pan-African, black power militant group has made the Unknown Soldier an offer: To be part of a brutally violent and unethical deception in an effort to bring more attention to the troubles of Africa. It’s a plan where innocents die. A plan he could never imagine himself being a part of. A plan that could just possibly work…

On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham

David Lapham’s breakneck series continues in this second collection featuring YOUNG LIARS #7-12! Sadie’s friend Danny tracks down the one person in the world who may be able to help restore her sanity and he’s called upon to make either the most noble gesture or the biggest mistake of his life.
On sale June 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham

Despite Annie X’s attempts to stop him, Danny’s obsession grows, and Loreli’s life is in extreme danger. But are Annie’s actions noble – or far more sinister? And in a town where everything goes your way, is there ever a breaking point? As events spiral out of control, Danny stumbles upon the ultimate secret; one that changes everything not only for himself and Sadie, but for the entire world. In this issue, David Lapham reveals just enough of the bigger picture to keep you awake for many nights to come.
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Ballad_v1_FC_300.jpgBALLAD OF A SHINIGAMI VOL. 1
Illustrated by Asuka Izumi
Original story by K-Ske Hasegawa

CMX. Shinigamis are usually thought of as dark and scary, but not Momo. She’s the beautiful and sympathetic messenger of death who helps people transition to the other side, prevents others from ending their own lives, and carries messages from the dead to the living.

Based on the Japanese light novel series that later became an anime, BALLAD OF A SHINIGAMI is a collection of stories about people coming to terms with death that are alternately sad, funny, and heartwarming.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 5” x 7.375” • 184 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +

MoonChild_v13_FC_300_cc.jpgMOON CHILD VOL. 13
Written and illustrated by Reiko Shimizu

CMX. The shocking final volume! Teruto’s plot to discredit
Benjamin reaches its peak as the nuclear reactor in Chernobyl goes
critical! As Seth and Shonach do their best to stop the disaster, Seth
discovers that their rash actions have had unusual consequences.
Meanwhile, Art fights for his life in the hospital, and Benjamin’s
actions will determine if a happy ending is possible for any of them!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W,
$9.99 US • TEEN

Dorothea_v5_cvr.jpgDOROTHEA VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Cuvie

CMX. Konrad, the pious and deadly warrior who has made
it his mission to kill Dorothea, has escaped. Ems launches an
all out assault on Nauders, Dorothea’s home. Her friend, Princess
Else, is blamed for the country’s predicament. But Dorothea’s in no
position to return to help. She and her fellow warriors are caught in
a double-cross that leaves them outnumbered and overwhelmed.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 5.5” x 8” • 194 pg, B&W,
$12.99 US • MATURE

FlatEarth_v4_cvr_350.jpgTHE FLAT EARTH/EXCHANGE VOL. 4
Written and illustrated by Toshimi Nigoshi

CMX. In this final volume, will some resolution be worked out
at last so that humans and androids can live peacefully
together? Not if a human sniper can help it. He’s determined to
provoke an uprising to overthrow the androids. Meanwhile, Kotaro
finally tracks downWil and comes to his rescue. ButWil has plans
of his own and may not want to be saved.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 5” x 7.375” • 224 pg, B&W,
$9.99 US • TEEN +

Jihai_v2_cvr_300_cc.jpgJIHAI VOL. 2
Written and illustrated by Toshimi Nigoshi

CMX. Tristram tells Aoi that it may be possible to have his
lifespan increased, but that it involves Dis, who Aoi has been
targeting for revenge. Can Tris be trusted? It seems that his
intentions for the super-powered kids might not be so noble after all.
There’s a rumor that he’s funneling them to the military to be used as
weapons in a secret war.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 5” x 7.375” • 226 pg,
B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +

Kiichi_v5_cvr_350.jpgKIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 5
Written and illustrated by Taka Amano

CMX/FLEX COMIX. Find out Kiichi’s ultimate fate in this final
volume! The Researchers are out to cast him into a giant pit, where his
horn will, according to prophecy, grow into a giant tree and save the
world. Time is critical, as a series of earthquakes and volcanoes begin
to break out. Must Kiichi die in order to save everyone else?
Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN



An age-old prophecy foretold the coming of the Blackest Night, and the war of light between the emotional spectrum! The Green Lantern and (yellow) Sinestro Corps are confronted by the Red Lanterns, Agent Orange, the Blue Lanterns, the mysterious Indigo Lanterns, the (violet) Star Sapphires and, ultimately, the Black Lantern Corps.

Now, for the first time ever, all of these Power Rings are collected together in one spectacular display!

Eight plated metal rings (each a different color, signifying the insignia of the various Corps) fit into a battery-operated, light-up resin display base. The rings are protected by a removable glass dome that sits on top of the base.

This special prop replica is linked to the highly anticipated “Blackest Night” storyline!

This mixed-media, hand-painted, limited-edition piece measures approximately 8” high x 5.5” wide x 5.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box, along with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and an instruction sheet. Batteries are also included.

Manufactured to order.

* Rings are removable
but are prop replicas ONLY
and are not meant to be worn.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 7, 2009 Prop Replica * $250 US



It’s the ultimate collectible for Batman fans! Batman and his allies team up in four separate pieces (sold in three parts) to form a single statue.

Solicited this month is Part 1 of this multi-part statue, featuring Robin and Catwoman reclining on a gargoyle. Part 2 (to be solicited next month) will feature Huntress and Nightwing, and Part 3 (to be solicited in December) will feature Batwoman and Commissioner Gordon.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a shot of the Batman family on a rooftop overlooking Gotham City. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the scene, which can be easily assembled to form Batman, who looms in the back of the scene. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Batman.

Part 1 of the statue measures approximately 10” high x 6” wide x 6.5” deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 11” high x 17” wide x 11.5” deep
when fully assembled.

The Batman Family Multi-Part Statue is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in
a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advanced-solicited; on sale October 14, 2009 * Statue * $150 US



Frisky feline fatale Catwoman is the latest character to join the exciting new COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE statue line!

With a pose straight from Adam Hughes’ cover of CATWOMAN #46, this statue features the coquettish cat-burglar standing atop a
logo adorned base.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 9.5” tall x 4” wide x 4” deep, this statue includes a 4-color Certificate
of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Manufactured to order.

Advanced-solicited; on sale October 28, 2009 * Statue * $99.99 US



Mera, the amphibious beauty from another dimension, joins the popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of busts!

Posed atop a base featuring a swimming octopus, the Mera Bust is the perfect companion to the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: AQUAMAN BUST, also solicited this month.

Measuring approximately 5” high x 3” wide x 3.5” deep, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust is packaged in a 4-color box and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 7, 2009 * Bust * $55 US



Aquaman emerges from the depths, trident in hand, to become a part of the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts line-up!

With a base featuring an octopus that’s joined him in battle, this bust is the perfect complement to the bust of Aquaman’s wife, Mera, who’s joining the line of WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE busts this month.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and packaged in a 4-color box, this bust measures approximately 6.25” high x 3” wide x 5.25” deep. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 21, 2009 * Bust * $70 US



After the first version of AME-COMI: CATWOMAN sold out in record time, DC Direct is proud to offer a brand-new version of Gotham City’s favorite feline!

Dressed in her iconic purple and green getup, Catwoman (V.2) gives a sly smile as her tail curls in anticipation of her next move.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this limited-edition, non-articulated PVC statue measures 9” and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 21, 2009 * Statue * $59.99 US



Batgirl, one of the most sought-after Ame-Comi characters, is reinterpreted here as Cassandra Cain, the modern day Batgirl!

Sure to sell out quickly, as did the first AME-COMI: BATGIRL, this figure features the young superheroine poised to launch her Batarangs in defense of Gotham City.

The limited-edition, non-articulated, 9” PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 21, 2009 * Statue * $59.99 US



These four core members of the Justice League of America are perfect for superhero fans and collectors of all ages!

Based on the original IDENTITY CRISIS figures, this release features new head sculpts that showcase the art of this modern comics classic better than ever before.

All figures feature multiple points of articulation, include a display base and are packaged on
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.


Figures included:
Green Arrow • 6.25” h
Batman • 6.25” h
The Flash • 6.25” h
Superman • 6.25” h

Advance-solicited; on sale October 14, 2009 * Action Figures * PI



This special collector set is based on one of the most popular and acclaimed miniseries of all time, Frank Miller’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS!

Included in this set are action figures of Batman and The Joker, both re-painted with a variant color scheme to reflect earlier points in the story, as well as the 48-page prestige format reprint of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1.

Figures included:
Batman • 6.25” h
The Joker • 7” h

Advance-solicited; on sale October 7, 2009 * Collector Set * $39.99 US



Series 5

•    Scourge Ghoul:
Rottingham • 7.25” h
•    Night Elf Hunter:
Alathena Moonbreeze with Sorna • 8.25” h
•    Alliance Hero:
Lo’Gosh • 8.5” h

on sale October 28, 2009
* Action Figures *  PI



An instant sell-out the first time it was produced, Illidan is now seen in his demon form!

Illidan (Demon Form) • 11.75” h (including wings)

Advance-solicited; on sale October 28, 2009 * Action Figures * PI



Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring the iconic Justice League of America 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 14″ wide x 6″ high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 14, 2009 * Neon Sign * $89.99 US

Retailers, please note:
These signs are available with several different power adapter options, including U.S., U.K., E.U. and AUS. When ordering, please select the appropriate line and item code on the order form, as each version has been assigned its own code.

via DC Comics


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. This whole season for my pick up list is gonna be sweet. Can I admit that it’s major spoilers has got me so interested into LOSH, that I picked up REBELS without reading the first volume?

  2. 1) I can’t afford it, but I want the Lantern Rings display.

    2) Is it me, or does the Superman IC figure look constipated?

  3. i cant believe that jason todd is going crazy again. i was kinda hoping he’d stay sane and become a respectable member of the bat family

  4. Oh my frigging Gog… I have _seriously_ wanted a Green Lantern ring since I was, like, 5. I even found a green plastic ring somewhere (possibly in a vending machine, possibly just “on the ground) and pretended it was GL Jewelry… MAN do I _ever_ wish I had disposable income….. I do not care if it says “not meant to be worn” in neon flashing lights every time they came out of the display case — those badasses would be going on each of my 8 fingers. Even if I had to get them professionally resized by some understanding (and probably geeky) jeweller.

  5. If you made an acronym out of the Final Crisis Aftermath titles, you can get ‘DIRE’, is this a clue as to what to expect??

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