The latest round of cover images and solicitation information for DC titles arriving in March 2009 is here.  What looks good?  The Legion of 3 Worlds reaches its conclusion, which should rock, Battle for the Cowl begins, Azrael returns, and the next mini neon sign arrives.  And there are two hot statues too!

TRIN-Cv37-39.jpgTRINITY #40-43
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 for issues #40-42 by Jesus Merino; cover for issue #43 by Shane Davis & John Dell

As the Dark Trinity’s all-out war reaches fever pitch, Krona rears his head with destructive consequences, and Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman face a world that’s changing all around them. Can they find a way back from exile? And even if they can, does the world have any hope of survival? Guest-starring everybody!
Issue #40 on sale March 4; issue #41 on sale March 11; issue #42 on sale March 18; issue #43 on sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by George Pérez & Scott Koblish
Covers by George Pérez

This is it! The time-stopping finale to this FINAL CRISIS tie-in arrives as Superman, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl battle Time Trapper while Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains engage in an all-out war with the Legions! Leading into the all-new ADVENTURE COMICS #1!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by George Pérez that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 25 • 5 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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

“Batman: R.I.P.” and FINAL CRISIS saw the end of Batman. Now, months following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City sits at a precipice and it may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city’s heroes to save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham’s desperate citizens: Where is Batman?
With guest-stars galore, the destruction of a sacred Gotham City institution and an ending that will have everyone talking, this 3-issue miniseries event written and drawn by Tony Daniel (The Tenth) features the battle to take on the Mantle of the Bat. Who has earned the right? Who thinks they deserve it? Robin? Nightwing? Jason Todd? Two-Face? Catwoman? Batgirl? Who will ultimately win the BATTLE FOR THE COWL?
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 March 11 • 1 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Royal McGraw
Art by Tom Mandrake
Cover by Ladrönn

Gotham City is in a state of emergency. Crime runs rampant, commerce is at a standstill, and gang warfare is on the rise. Through its darkest hours, one man has stood firm against the criminal element in Gotham – Police Commissioner James Gordon. Now, in the aftermath of “Batman: R.I.P.,” Gordon and the GCPD will have to reclaim Gotham and take down Mister Freeze without the assistance of Batman. But with evil on the rise, will this be the beginning of the end of law enforcement in Gotham City? The battle has just begun in this all-new one-shot.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by various
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

A city looking to kill itself. A population without its dark avenger, without answers, without hope. A cop looking to save Gotham from its own madness. A reporter looking to reclaim her career by revealing that it’s no coincidence the city’s top billionaire and its urban legend are missing at the same time. A doctor seeking to regain her soul by stepping back into Hell. One hero who can’t quite get it right no matter how hard she tries. Harvey Bullock. Vicki Vale. Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Stephanie Brown. What do all these people have in common?
Without Batman, Gotham City continues to fall apart, and these extraordinary “ordinary” people try to mend the city’s wounds, looking into a dark night for answers. This one-shot special explores the effect a missing Batman has on the citizens of Gotham City.
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

He was a husband and a father. A brother and a friend. A cop and a dark knight. But he had all that taken away. And in return, he was given a suit of sorrows, a quest for redemption and a new name. He is Azrael, avenging angel for the Order of Purity and a new protector for Gotham City’s troubled times. But who will protect the citizens from him?
Guest-starring Robin, Nightwing, Talia and the League of Assassins, this miniseries runs alongside BATTLE FOR THE COWL and features the dramatic presence of a strangely familiar, troubled hero with two things on his mind: crazed vengeance for the wrongs he has suffered and salvation for the sins he continues to commit!
On sale March 18 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kevin VanHook
Art by Don Kramer and Jay Leisten
Cover by Guillem March

Part 1 of 3-part story that will change the life of Oracle forever! Barbara Gordon, after disbanding the Birds of Prey, returns to Gotham City as a recluse only to lose herself to her Oracle identity entirely. But when the evil Calculator seeks the remnants of the Anti-Life Equation to save the life of his daughter, Oracle will be caught in the crossfire, and Barbara Gordon will pay the ultimate price!
On sale March 18 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christina Weir & Nunzio DiFilipis
Art and cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez & Kevin Nowlan

Part 2 of 3! Batman reluctantly teams up with the Riddler to solve the mysterious King Tut’s riddles. But the only answers the unlikely duo find are more dead bodies!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Kelley Jones

The penultimate issue of the mysterious miniseries begins with the return of Batman’s most fearsome foes! The maniacal Midnight has freed the Dark Knight’s most dangerous rogues for an ultimate showdown and the fate of Gotham City! Scarecrow, Man-Bat, Killer Croc and Catwoman all join Midnight in a monster mash against the Batman. Beware!
On sale March 25 • 11 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

“The Deep” part 2 of 6. Who are The Insiders, and what exactly are they searching for deep under the Earth’s surface that could alter the future of mankind? As The Outsiders engage the first defensive circle of The Insiders, the newly formed team face a severe test as Geo-Force displays a unique perspective on how best to lead them in battle – and it doesn’t sit well with Black Lightning.
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Niles
Art and cover by Scott Hampton

Can there truly be life after death? Simon and his family of friends must cope with the gruesome aftermath of a profound loss. But the load may be too heavy for Simon’s shoulders to bear. Has his time as Gotham’s darkest protector come to a close? Must he give up his dreams of a normal life?
FINAL ISSUE • On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SM-Cv686.jpgSUPERMAN #686
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferreira

Following the startling events of “New Krypton” and the shocking occurrence in the Phantom Zone, Earth finds itself without its greatest protector!  Luckily, Metropolis still has a few heroes, like Mon-El and the Guardian. But after years of knowing nothing but the solitude of the Phantom Zone, how will Mon-El acclimate himself to society? And the recently returned Guardian has his hands full with his new position in the Science Police. How can they fill Superman’s shoes? They’d better figure it out fast, because dangerous mysteries abound which will carry all the way into 2010!
The highly acclaimed writer-artist team of James Robinson and Renato Guedes continue their run on SUPERMAN with or without The Man of Steel!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AC-Cv875.jpgACTION COMICS #875
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferreira

To give the full details of this story would spoil the dramatic finale of the “New Krypton” crossover, and we don’t want to do that! Suffice to say, a “World Without Superman” is a very dangerous place, indeed, and the only thing standing between the good (and not so good) folks of Earth and an impending shadow of doom are the all-new Nightwing and Flamebird!
Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka (FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS) teams with rising star Eddy Barrows (TEEN TITANS) to kick off a bold new era for ACTION COMICS!
On sale March 11  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Andrew Kreisberg
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Ladrönn

Following the events of the “New Krypton” crossover, the Man of Steel has had to embrace his past to ensure humanity’s future. And while a devastating armed conflict with Earth may have been averted, keeping the peace will be Superman’s greatest challenge yet.
Hot new writer Andrew Kreisberg (BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL) and fan-favorite artist Pete Woods (ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN: UP, UP AND AWAY!) lead Superman through a world of interstellar treachery and deadly machinations where the lives of two races hang in the balance!
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 Ladrönn). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 4 • 1 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SG-Cv39.jpgSUPERGIRL #39
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne
Cover by Joshua Middleton

“Who is Superwoman?” part 3! Supergirl continues her manhunt for Reactron, determined to bring him to justice for the heinous crimes he committed in “New Krypton”!
Meanwhile, Lois Lane and Inspector Mike Henderson investigate the appearance of a dead body in Metropolis Harbor. Whose body is it and what could it have to do with the new Woman of Steel? Find out as the big mystery of 2009 continues!
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning return for a special 3-part story!  The Prankster succeeds in creating his ultimate revenge when he makes The Man of Steel disappear forever! It’s up to the World’s Greatest Detective to find his friend, but to do that, he’ll have to embark on a quest to a place that could mean the end of The Worlds Finest Duo! Robin and John Henry Irons guest-star in part 1 of “Nanopolis”!
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jen Van Meter
Art and cover by Cully Hamner

The origin of Black Lightning wraps up with a bang as he faces The 100 on his own terms and stands up for Suicide Slum. But what does the future hold for Jefferson Pierce and his nemesis Tobias Whale?
Issue #5 on sale March 4; issue #6 on sale March 18
5 and 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

The “Reality Lost” arc concludes as Booster Gold gets help from…Booster Gold? Thanks to the powers of time travel, the future Booster Gold jumps back in time to team up with none other than himself to defeat a powered-up Chronos and stop him from using the time-knife to forever alter history. It’s Booster Gold and Booster Gold in a fight against time!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

It’s quiet in Star City – a little too quiet. And a new menace
hits town that Black Canary herself may be responsible for! Also,
Green Arrow crosses a line that just may send the couple going their separate ways!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONH-Cv41.jpgJONAH HEX #41
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by David Michael Beck

The conclusion of “Sawbones: A Grindhouse Western”! Doctor Zimmerman has been torturing and experimenting on people for years and seen the inside of dozens – maybe hundreds – of bodies. But he’s about to find out he’s never encountered anyone made of sterner stuff than Jonah Hex!
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art by Pat Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Cover by Pat Gleason
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

The prelude to “Blackest Night” continues as the “War of Light” heats up. Mongul commands Daxam and their Superman-like citizens plus the entire Sinestro Corps. Can Arisia and a small resistance of Daxamites defeat the fear-bearing Corps with Sodam Yat out of the picture?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Pat Gleason), 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 March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari

“Agent Orange” part 2! The prelude to “The Blackest Night” continues as the war of light explodes across the Vega System.  It’s the Green Lantern Corps vs. the bizarre Orange Lantern Corps led by the most disgusting, filthiest, vilest being in the universe. But now that Agent Orange has been disturbed, what does that mean to the rest of the universe? Plus, John Stewart battles alongside his newest ally…Fatality?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Philip Tan & Jonathan Glapion), 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 March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope
Cover by Ed Benes

Death, destruction and betrayal! The fallout from FINAL CRISIS leaves the Justice League of America on the brink of dissolution. Black Canary faces her greatest test as she tries to hold her devastated team together. Will those who remain be enough to save the world?
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jerry Ordway
Art by Jerry Ordway & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Alex Ross

Variant cover by Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill
The “Black Adam and Isis” epic concludes here! With Billy Batson banished from the Rock of Eternity, the Justice Society calls upon an old friend to help in the battle against the Black Marvel family and stop Black Adam and Isis once and for all!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

REBELS-Cv2.jpgR.E.B.E.L.S. #2
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Andy Clarke

Vril Dox – the son of Brainiac – finds himself fleeing from the universe’s deadliest bounty hunters as he tries to figure out who stole his intergalactic L.E.G.I.O.N. police force from him. But the more he learns, the less he likes! Guest-starring Supergirl.
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

Section Omega is in chaos, and Lt. Cole and the hero known as Alpha One must work side by side for the first time! But in his quest to bring murderers to justice, Cole is in way over his head! When the two locate the villains responsible for the recent trouble, the fight doesn’t go as planned, and Cole finds that being partnered with the world’s greatest Super Hero isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. The consequences of their first battle together will leave even the great Alpha One shaken!
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

It’s the big finale of the first arc and a punishing battle royal, Gotham City style, as the bloody, ragged remains of the Secret Six fight their way through throngs of Gotham City heroes and villains. And when the dust finally settles, the man pulling the strings of this whole affair will finally be revealed! Guest stars, betrayals and bad taste galore in this powerful issue!
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Billy Tucci
Art and cover by Billy Tucci

Guest-starring The Haunted Tank! General Dahl, now facing a military disaster, has no choice but to order the Japanese American soldiers to rescue Rock’s hopelessly besieged “Lost Battalion.” This bloody day will see unmatched valor as the 442nd embarks on a suicide mission of mercy to rescue their fellow Americans while their own families are interned behind barbed wire back home.
On sale March 25 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael J. Uslan & F.J. DeSanto
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong    Cover by Brian Bolland

Turn your ears to the sweet song of Lorelei Rox at your own peril! “The Siren of the Opera” introduces you to the most beautiful voice in Central City. But why does she sing for the evil Octopus? And what’s her connection to the sultry Silken Floss? Whatever the answers, it sounds like trouble for The Spirit!
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins

Born on a Monday! Writer/artist Scott Kolins (THE FLASH, FACES OF EVIL: SOLOMON GRUNDY) brings you the origin behind one of the most mysterious figures in DC comics! Smashing out of the pages of his “Faces of Evil” one-shot, Solomon Grundy teams with Cyrus Gold – the man he once was before becoming a monster – to uncover the truth behind the Grundy curse! But how can he team with Cyrus Gold? How was Solomon Grundy created? And can Cyrus ever be set free? There are seven issues for each day of the nursery rhyme that haunts the longtime DC favorite, and by Sunday, could this be the end of Solomon Grundy?
On sale March 4 • 1 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Manuel Garcia & Al Milgrom and Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Variant cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter

Master storyteller Jim Starlin takes readers on an epic sci-fi adventure starring Adam Strange, Comet and the reverse Superman known as Bizarro. A deadly peril threatens the universe, and it’s up to Adam Strange to stop it. Meanwhile, a contract is put out for the death of Comet while Bizarro finds a new purpose in life, which leads to the beginning of a strange new journey.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 4 • 1 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever
Art and cover by Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson

It’s the explosive finale! Clock King’s final, twisted plan terrorizes Los Angeles. Can Ravager stop it? Will she even want to? What role will Static play? And when the dust settles, how will each of the Terror Titans feel about the Clock King, their team…and themselves?
On sale March 4 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TNSv2-Cv11.jpgTITANS #11
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter

Shaken by the loss of one of their teammates, the Titans attempt to regroup and move on. But they discover that their problems aren’t even close to over as their past comes back to haunt them in this prelude to the major “Deathtrap” crossover with TEEN TITANS starting next month!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TT-Cv69.jpgTEEN TITANS #69
Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Allan Goldman & Julio Ferreira
Cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy José

Get ready for the debut of the new Teen Titans line-up!  What surprising heroes show up as part of the team? Who made the cut and who got sent home? And where do they go from here? This special issue sets the stage for the “Deathtrap” crossover with TITANS, which kicks off in the upcoming TEEN TITANS ANNUAL!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WW-Cv30_solicit.jpgWONDER WOMAN #30
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti & Matt Ryan
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
Variant cover by Eric Shanower

“Rise of the Olympian” Part 5! Created by Zeus himself, the Olympian is charged with spreading the message of peace and unity throughout the world – by any means necessary. Is a battered and bruised Wonder Woman up to the challenge of stopping his brutal ways? And does the world even want her to? All this plus a surprising revelation about the true origin of Genocide, the creature that beat Wonder Woman!
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 Eric Shanower). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Pencils by Rick Leonardi & John Stanisci
Cover by Walter Simonson

After interrogating Nightwing for information leading to the capture of Jericho, Vigilante has trained his sights on another member of the Titans. This time, Vigilante’s search for the traitor brings him to Titans Tower, but when he breaks into their headquarters, he finds himself face-to-face against the mighty Cyborg! Let the battle begin!
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Graham Nolan & Dan Green
Cover by Geof Darrow

Battle royal! The greatest warriors of all time are in a conflict for something mightier than all of them put together! Who will survive?
On sale March 25 • 11 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

Now in trade paperback, this tale from BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6-12 sheds light on who The Joker was before he became the Clown Prince of Crime.
Discover how Batman first crossed paths with the punk who was destined to become his deadliest foe.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Rafael Albuquerque

Jaime Reyes faces the arrival of a mysterious group of men sporting super-abilities as they try to illegally cross into the U.S. from Mexico! And as the protector of both El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, that means double trouble in these stories from BLUE BEETLE #29-34.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm & Glen Murakami
Art and cover by Bruce Timm, Mike Parobeck, Matt Wagner, Dan DeCarlo, Klaus Janson and Glen Murakami
Cover by Bruce Timm

Tales by two of the creators behind the acclaimed Batman Animated TV series are collected for the first time in hardcover!
The centerpiece of this fantastic collection is the Eisner Award-winning BATMAN: MAD LOVE, the surprisingly dark origin of Harley Quinn, co-starring The Joker and Poison Ivy as well as Batman. Also included are tales by Dini, Timm and others that feature the Scarecrow, Ra’s al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and more, from BATMAN ADVENUTURES ANNUAL #1-2 and stories from the BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL, ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE #3 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Len Wein
Art by Bernie Wrightston and Nestor Redondo
Cover by Bernie Wrightston

The tales that made Swamp Thing a fan-favorite are collected in hardcover for the first time! Featuring the first appearance from HOUSE OF SECRETS #92 along with SWAMP THING #1-13 and featuring moody art by legendary artist Bernie Wrightson!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 320 pg, FC, $39.99 US

Written by Andy Diggle
Art and cover by Jock

How did socialite Oliver Queen become the brave hero known as Green Arrow? Find out in this trade paperback volume collecting the 6-issue origin miniseries! The creative team behind the critically acclaimed Vertigo series THE LOSERS reunites to explore Ollie’s time on an island where he’s forced to fight for his life against dangerous drug dealers and find his true calling as one of the DCU’s bravest heroes.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 160 pg, FC , $14.99 US

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

The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this trade paperback volume featuring the best-selling GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1, GREEN LANTERN #21-23 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-15!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by John Broome
Art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella & Murphy Anderson
Cover by Gil Kane & Joe Giella

DC adds a new title to the CHRONICLES series: GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES, collecting the adventures of Hal Jordan in the exact order of their original publication. In this first volume featuring SHOWCASE #22-24 and GREEN LANTERN #1-3, Hal meets the dying Abin Sur and gains his power ring before facing the menace of the Weaponers of Qward.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Paulo Siqueira, Jordi Bernet, Darwyn Cooke, Mark Sparacio, Amilton Santos, J.H. Williams III and Rafa Garres
Cover by Richard Corben

Issues #31-38 of the acclaimed Western are collected, including tales illustrated by Darwyn Cooke and J.H. Williams III! In this volume, Hex joins a posse and hunts a gang of killers. Plus: Learn the reason why Hex wears a Confederate uniform!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham, Ruy Jose, Fernando Pasarin and Rodney Ramos
Cover by Alex Ross

Presenting a stunning new volume collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7-12, featuring the start of the sequel to the classic KINGDOM COME! Stranded from an alternate Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, Kingdom Come Superman runs into a JSA he never knew.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art and cover by Ed Benes

In this new hardcover collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22-26, Red Tornado discovers the culprit behind his recent malfunctions — and the ensuing confrontation leads to a massive battle between the JLA and one of their oldest adversaries. Meanwhile, Vixen and Animal Man struggle with their own super-abilities and challenge Anansi, a deadly being who warps the histories of every JLA member. It’s DC’s heaviest hitters as you’ve never seen them before!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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

While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion from within, a massive, hostile planet appears near Jupiter, and its gravity is ripping apart the solar system! Collecting LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #45-50 from legendary LEGION writer Jim Shooter and artist Francis Manapul (Witchblade).
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Michael Gaydos and Carlos Magno
Cover by Liam Sharp

Kate Spencer’s adventures continue in this volume collecting MANHUNTER #31-38!  Los Angeles is Manhunter’s town — so when Kate learns of the disappearance of hundreds of women along the Mexican border, she’s on the case as both a District Attorney and costumed crimefighter!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Dennis O’Neil
Art by Denys Cowan, Rick Magyar, Malcolm Jones III and Dick Giordano
Cover by Denys Cowan & Bill Sienkiewicz

The Question is back in this new volume collecting issues #19-24 from the 1980s, as the faceless hero tries to find a manufacturer of deadly plastic guns, then faces the aftermath of a tornado in Hub City.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney
Art by Bruno Premiani and Bob Brown
Cover by Bruno Premiani

The most unusual heroes of all star in this new SHOWCASE PRESENTS volume, collecting MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #80-85, DOOM PATROL #88-101 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #48.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Jim Shooter, E. Nelson Bridwell and Otto Binder
Art by Curt Swan, George Klein, Jim Mooney and Pete Costanza
Cover by Curt Swan & George Klein

The Legion battles the Fatal Five and is forced to expel Superboy and Supergirl in this new volume collecting stories from ADVENTURE COMICS #349-368 and SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #116.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 496 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Kelley Puckett
Art by Drew Johnson, Ron Randall and Ray Snyder
Cover by Drew Johnson & Ray Snyder

After promising a dying boy that she could cure his illness, Supergirl upsets the universe’s balance of life and death in this dramatic title collecting SUPERGIRL #28-33.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns, James Robinson and Sterling Gates
Art by Pete Woods, Gary Frank, Renato Guedes, Jon Sibal, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Jesus Merino and Pere Perez
Cover by Gary Frank

Best-selling writers Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, GREEN LANTERN) and James Robinson (STARMAN, JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE) unleash a massive storyline that changes Superman’s life forever!
After a devastating battle with the alien villain Brainiac, The Man of Steel learns that a piece of his home planet Krypton survived – the shrunken, bottle city of Kandor! And when the city is grown to normal size, it looks like Superman finally has the connection to his past he’s been missing all his life as thousands of Kryptonians are suddenly able to walk the Earth. But his happiness soon turns to dread as relations between the Kryptonians and humans dissolve, and the two cultures face a massive clash! This new hardcover collects SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL #1, SUPERMAN #681, ACTION COMICS #871 and ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL FEATURING THE GUARDIAN #1.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Written by Matt Wayne
Art by Andy Suriano & Dan Davis
Cover by Scott Jeralds

When the Ultra-Humanite wants to score big, he goes straight to the top – he’s after the President! But Batman and Green Arrow have a rescue plan so daring that we could only call this story “President Batman”!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Adam Beechen, Mike McAvennie & Bill Williams
Art by Carlo Barberi, Rick Burchett, Leigh Gallagher,
Sanford Green and others

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #23-29 are collected in this new title starring The World’s Greatest Super Heroes!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Dario Brizuela
Cover by J. Bone

The Super Friends go for some circus fun under the big top! But if Abra Kadabra has his way, he’ll turn their day into a wash-out!
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

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

A little orange cat with a big attitude shows up on the scene, but is he friend or foe? And Lena makes a discovery that may change her friendship with Linda forever.
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

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

Welcome to the first official meeting of Pet Club on Paradise Island! But with the strict “no boys allowed” rule, what will Robin and the fellas do to join in? And mayhem ensues when Cyborg attempts to build a vacuum cleaner.
On sale March 18 • 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

It’s a new Ben 10: Alien Force adventure featuring the return of Albedo! Plus, Samurai Jack faces a deadly challenge, and the Kids Next Door get spanked!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Robbie Busch, John Rozum, Sam Agro and Scott Cunningham
Art by Robert Pope, Cindy Morrow, Scott Roberts and Andy Suriano
Cover by Robert Pope

Bloo enters a joke contest, the Powerpuff Girls play in the Professor’s lab, Dexter makes breakfast the hard way and Adam and Jake join the band!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LT-Cv172.jpgLOONEY TUNES #172
Written by Arie Kaplian
and Frank Strom
Art by Dave Santana, David Alvarez and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Scott Gross

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to enjoy this super-silly spy issue of LOONEY TUNES. Hurry! Your sense of humor just may depend on it…
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SDO-Cv142.jpgSCOOBY-DOO #142
Written by Robbie Busch, Darryl Kravitz and John Rozum
Art by Robert Pope, Scott Gross and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae

Zombies, zombies, zombies! The gang’s got their work cut out for them, with two tales of zombie mayhem. Plus, a group of rival mystery-solvers falls on their tails!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MAD #500
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

This March, MAD celebrates its fifth 100th issue by doing what it does best – punching your funny bone in the face! Get ready for a celebration like no other.
On sale March 18 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Take a trip down memory lane with these reprinted stories! Heck, move the whole family down to memory lane! Just enjoy this new issue!
On sale March 18 • 96 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Written by Ian Edginton and Russell Utley
Art by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini and Ben Oliver
Cover by Leandro Fernández

Fuji lies dying after a confrontation with the Eidolon! And a StormWatch emergency beacon is activated in Europe where a nuclear winter has covered the region in darkness. What could be waiting in the shadows?
Features the final chapter of the Defile story from Russell Utley and Ben Oliver!
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

G13-Cv28.jpgGEN13 #28
Written by Scott Beatty and Russell Utley
Art by Mike Huddleston and Ben Oliver
Cover by Mike Huddleston

Grunge literally skates for his life as he and the team make a stop at a fabled skatepark! How will a fateful meeting change the team and what member finally decides to leave the group?
Russell Utley and Ben Oliver continue their backup tale featuring the Daemonite villain Defile!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Russell Utley
Art by Simon Coleby and Ben Oliver
Cover by Simon Coleby

The British government reaches out to the Authority to help apprehend a powerful super-powered being who escaped confinement when the world ended. Can the team, minus their more powerful members, contain a threat of unimaginable power?
Meanwhile, writer Russell Utley and artist Ben Oliver – the creative team behind the critically acclaimed miniseries Puncture – continue their backup story featuring the Daemonite villain known as Defile!
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe and Ivan Reis & Livesay
Cover by Neil Googe

After struggling to survive in Los Angeles, the appeal of Majestic’s Hawaiian utopia proves too powerful a pull for some members of the team. But what’s really going on in the tropical paradise – and will the truth tear the team apart?
Also, Christos Gage and artist Ivan Reis (GREEN LANTERN) team for a two-part backup that at last reveals the fate of StormWatch: Team Achilles and just how Flint joined up with the current team!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and variant cover by John Paul Leon
Cover by Tony Harris

Artist John Paul Leon (SCALPED) joins writer Brian K. Vaughan for an extra-sized adventure leading directly into the series’ final two storylines. As Mayor Mitchell Hundred fights to solve New York City’s energy crisis, a mysterious new villain from the retired Super Hero’s past threatens more than just the environment.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Tony Harris), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by John Paul Leon). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 11 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US  MATURE READERS

Written by B. Clay Moore
Art and cover by Carlo Barberi

Casey Blue is your average high school senior – until the moment she snaps into action and savagely murders a stranger with her bare hands! In this volume collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries, Casey discovers her hidden role in preventing a full-scale invasion of earth. The only problem is she had no idea she’s humanity’s salvation.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott
Cover by Mike McKone

The six-issue miniseries that pits the heroes of two universes against each other is collected! The WildStorm Universe is being torn apart — and when heroes from the DCU begin crossing over into their world, things go from bad to worse!
Advance solicited; on sale April 1 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Mike Johnson, Alex Katsnelson, Matthew Pitts and Danielle DiSpaltro
Art by Tom Mandrake

The FOX television phenomenon Fringe continues in this special tie-in comic series from creators J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Don’t miss any of the clues as the mysteries of FRINGE unfold here!  This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale March 4 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

The action-packed prequel to Gears of War 2 concludes its opening arc with a bang! Delta finds their mission in shambles with numerous members dead! Could things possibly get worse?
For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition. See the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Rhianna Pratchett
Art by Matthew Dow Smith
Cover by Niko Henrichon

Faith finds her father, and when the two are finally reunited, he tells her there may be more to her mother’s work than she ever knew – perhaps even a clue she left behind especially for Faith. Continuing the miniseries event written by famed game writer Rhianna Pratchett and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith (SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS) and presenting an adventure further fleshing out this incredible video game world!
On sale March 4 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler

After a surprising tragedy at Grant’s Tomb, Mysterius and Delfi return to the home of the severely disturbed Vic Chesnea to find he had a good reason for becoming unhinged. Two of the good reasons are trying to get into the house tonight to kill everyone! Can Mysterius’ magic keep them out and save the day? Here’s a hint: No.
On sale March 18 • 3 of 6  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Rick Sanchez
Art by Kevin Sharpe & Jim Clark
Video game art cover
Variant cover by Brandon Badeaux

Capcom’s international video game sensation returns in March with Resident Evil 5 and WildStorm debuts the new prequel miniseries tying into the highly anticipated release! Find out what led Chris Redfield to Africa and learn the dark burden that haunts him! An absolute must-read for fans of the franchise and a starting point for new readers!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a video game art cover), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Brandon Badeaux). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale March 11 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Ted Adams and Kris Oprisko
Art by Lee Bermejo, Shawn Crystal, Carlos D’Anda
and others
Cover by Lee Bermejo

Timed for release with the all-new Resident Evil 5 video game and limited to 5,000 copies! Umbrella agents attempt to dominate the world with their Zombie Virus, and S.T.A.R.S.’ Charlie Team is the only force capable of standing in their way. But are they prepared to battle an entire circus full of zombie-fied freaks?     Collecting the 4-issue miniseries (for the first time!) plus stories from WildStorm’s RESIDENT EVIL magazine, featuring art by Lee Bermejo (JOKER HC)!
On sale March 25 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US •  MATURE READERS

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

Facing a deadly new adversary, Alpha Team finds their fortunes turn for the worse with the arrival of a Chimeran patrol! Fighting for their lives, the team retreats into the deserted Alaska base and prepares for war! But with overwhelming enemy forces everywhere and the nearest military help hundreds of miles away, will Alpha’s first mission be their last?
On sale March 25 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Peter Johnson & Rebecca Dessertine
Art by Diego Olmos
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Collecting the 6-issue miniseries prequel to the hit CW television series! Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as hunters by their widowed father — and now they’re old enough to join him on his “hunting” trips.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TOP10SP-Cv1_R2.jpgTOP 10 SPECIAL #1
Written by Zander Cannon
Art by Da Xiong
Cover by Gene Ha

AMERICA’S BEST COMICS. It’s a courtroom drama as only Top 10 can do it! Girl Two has a murder case, and her client is more than willing to plead guilty. The problem is, she’s got a feeling he didn’t commit the crime. So who – or what – is he protecting? Featuring stunning art by Chinese superstar Da Xiong.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Micky Neilson
Art by Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington
Cover by Chris Robinson

Collecting the 4-issue ASHBRINGER miniseries, this rollicking adventure begins as the Lich King’s plague of undeath ravages the human kingdom of Lordaeron. Hidden away, a mighty blade is forged from a dark orb — a blade that will become legend.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Written by Doug Moench
Art and cover by Brian Denham

People have gone missing in the Badlands for centuries. Now, a fresh spate of disappearances is linked to the possible serial killer “Dante,” who claims he is inspired by demons from hell. While Scully assumes the suspect is either lying or deranged, Mulder follows legends of the Hollow Earth to a labyrinth of subterranean tunnels – just as Dante escapes custody and heads for home.
On sale March 18 • 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

It’s an historic day as Thrall arrives in Theramore to attend an important summit. But when natural enemies like Horde and Alliance converge, there’s sure to be bloodshed. And in the shadows, Garona plans on making matters worse for the Horde!
On sale March 18  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by David Lloyd

Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s powerful epic about loss of freedom and individuality gets the Absolute treatment for the first time in this new, oversized slipcase edition! Taking place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet, V FOR VENDETTA was the inspiration for the hit 2005 movie starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. This amazing graphic novel spotlights a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask and his young protégé as they fight political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It’s a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil and details a world where political and personal freedoms are non-existent. This new edition features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover in larger format for optimum enjoyment of the stunning art and story that the Portland Mercury called, “Perhaps Moore’s most powerful work.”
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19 • 296 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99 US

DMZ-Cv40.jpgDMZ #40
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by John Paul Leon

“War Powers” part 4 of 4. For all of Parco Delgado’s tough talk, his military posturing, his brazed declarations and his dismissal of his enemies, what’s his insurance policy? What protection does he have to back him up? What the hell has he got buried in the ground in the middle of Central Park? Find out here!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

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

Dancing back into his life like the wind that bears her name, the colorful Autumn throws ex-hit man Vincente’s world off balance. She’s a force of nature: mercurial, sultry, magnetic. Left to fend for herself in a cold crime world after Vincente disappeared, Autumn made do – but now she’s in trouble. And she thinks he owes her at least one favor for breaking her heart.
On sale March 4 • 2 of 6 • 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

Part 5 of “Jack’s Big Book of War.” This is the issue where all of the secrets are revealed! It’s like a Sophocles play, but with explosions! In fact, we reveal so many secrets in this issue that we’ve had to hire two new interns at the Fables “Secrets Lab” to dream up new ones. All this in preparation for the “Great Fables Crossover Event” beginning right on this issue’s heels!
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Frank Marraffino
Art by Henry Flint
Cover by Shane Davis

As the war falls apart around the crew of the Haunted Tank, the old
ghost’s secrets reveal that there are some fates worse than death. Don’t miss out on
the smash series that’s hotter than napalm and more explosive than the most
terrible WMD nightmare!
On sale March 4 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABL-Cv82.jpgFABLES #82
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by David Hahn and Peter Gross
Cover by Mark Buckingham

In this special epilogue to “The Dark Ages” titled “Waiting for the Blues,” Boy Blue is back at the Farm, and he and Rose Red have finally had their no-holds-barred, all cards on the table conversation about love and marriage and the possibilities of finally getting together at long last. But is true love still possible between them – considering all of the trials and tribulations, bizarre sicknesses and rebound romances that have intervened? Or will Rose Red forevermore be waiting for the Blues? Oh yes, on another note, Bigby and Beast fight tooth and claw. It’s all leading up to the “Great Fables Crossover Event” beginning right on this issue’s heels!
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges
Art by Luca Rossi, Jose Marzan Jr. and Jim Fern
Cover by Esao Andrews

Sex, suspicions and treachery erupt, and explanations are in order at the House of Mystery. Who is Fig Keele really? Who and what are the Conception? Where is the Space between, and why is this all very bad news for Harry Bailey? Find out here in part 1 of “The Space Between,” featuring a violent history lesson illustrated by Jim Fern (CROSSING MIDNIGHT) with an evocative cover by new regular cover artist painter Esao Andrews (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL).
On sale March 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Glenn Fabry

Collecting the entire five-issue miniseries! With John Constantine away on holiday, cabbie Francis “Chas” Chandler must rely on “The Knowledge” — the system of routes every London cabbie knows — to face an ominous entity from the city’s grim past.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

HLB-Cv253.jpgHELLBLAZER #253
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Cover by Lee Bermejo

Confronting the demons of one’s past should be familiar ground for John Constantine. But some vicious memories are so horrible and buried so deep that digging them up could leave no one to pick up the pieces.
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

Madame Xanadu’s centuries long origin draws toward its close when the immortal fortune-teller finds herself setting up shop in New York City. As the weird machinations of the Phantom Stranger near full tilt, get ready for revelation, revenge and the final price of unchecked love.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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

“The Cross + The Hammer” part 6 of 6. Ragnar and his Irish armies appear to be the lone victors of the day as they break the back of Viking rule and finally pin Magnus down in what seems like certain death. But in an unexpected 11th-hour reveal, Ragnar and Magnus both discover that nothing in this battle was ever what it appeared to be.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Jeph Loeb
Art by Chris Bachalo & Art Thibert
Cover by Chris Bachalo

The moody miniseries by award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (BATMAN: HUSH, Hulk, Ultimatum) with art by Chris Bachalo (DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING) and Art Thibert (TRINITY) is available once more in this new printing of a Vertigo classic, featuring a section of sketches by Bachalo.
The setting is Manhattan, where the mysterious Amanda Collins moves through the troubled lives of ordinary people armed with little more than a blank white business card and a strange, supernatural presence. She’s giving them the chance to change their lives, but the choice they make will depend entirely on the forces that already exist in their hearts. Amanda herself is a mesmerizing presence and, as she works modern magic with the help of a colorful — if not entirely loyal — coterie of followers, another side of her begins to emerge: one that is troubled, powerful and possibly centuries old. At the crossroads of the supernatural and the very real, this book spins bold, provocative tales of sin, magic and redemption.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 160 pg, FC,

SCAL-Cv27.jpgSCALPED #27
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Francesco Francavilla
Cover by Jock

He’s Dash Bad Horse’s boss and Chief Red Crow’s archenemy, but what do we really know about FBI Agent Baylis Earl Nitz?  This issue, take a peek inside Nitz’s train wreck of a life, littered with ex-wives and lethal grudges, and see for yourself just how far he’s willing to go to take out his enemies.
On sale March 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Davide Furno and R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock

In the latest SCALPED collection, featuring issues #19-24, Chief Red Crow is doing everything he can to walk the straight and narrow, but how far will he let Mr. Brass push him?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

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

Longing to be with his wife turns to hatred for his enemy as Moses comes down on the Lieutenant of children known as Ilakut like a hammer. And the crucible of violence that erupts burns away the old Moses forever.
On sale March 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by David Lapham

Are you down on your luck? At the end of your rope and looking for hope? Well look no further than Browning, Arizona for the restart you’ve been seeking. Here in Browning, all your wildest dreams and darkest desires come true. But what’s the price? Guess what? This is free luck! You don’t have to sell your soul or pay a dime! This is your “Life Without Consequences.” Enjoy it while it lasts…
On sale March 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra, Paul Chadwick, Gorlan Parlov
and Jose Marzan, Jr.
Cover by Massimo Carnevale

DC Comics presents the second hardcover volumes collecting
Y: THE LAST MAN in oversized, hardcover editions.
In this volume, collecting issues #11-23 of the award-winning series, a Russian spacecraft from the International Space Station returns to Earth carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick’s status as the last living male? Plus, the group runs up against a roadblock in Arizona where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government. Don’t miss the latest volume in the series Entertainment Weekly calls “a seriously funny, nuanced tale.”
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Nakaba Higurashi and Seiichi Morimura

CMX/Flex Comix. Adapted from the same source material as the Japanese – Mongolian film, “Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea” This manga tells the story of the legendary leader’s journey from boyhood to becoming one of the greatest conquerors in history. At the age of 11, Temujin is already being groomed to succeed his father as tribal leader. One day, while hunting in the woods, he meets a young boy from a neighboring tribe. This encounter paves the way for decades of conflict. Learn the personal story of sacrifice and struggle that transformed this nomadic child into one of history’s most influential leaders.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 5” x 7.375” • 194 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN+

AOKI OOKAMI CHIHATEUMITSUKIRUMADE © 2008 Nakaba Higurashi © 2008 Seiichi Morimura © 2007 “Genghis Khan—To the Ends of the Earth and Sea” FILM PARTNERS/Flex Comix Inc., Tokyo.

VenusCapriccio_v1_cvr_cc_400.jpgVENUS CAPRICCIO VOL. 1
Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata

CMX. Takami is tall, attractive and funny. Akira’s a quiet, musical prodigy who seems much more effeminate than Takami, even though he’s a guy. Best friends since childhood, Takami turns to Akira when yet another would-be boyfriend dumps her. Now will their longtime connection finally turn into something more than friendship?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


Crayon_v8_cvr_cc_400.jpgCRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 8
Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui

CMX. Uh-oh, look out. The “Terminator” saleslady is back in the neighborhood and this time she’s determined not to let her juvenile archenemy stop her from selling everyone products they don’t need. And get ready for an extra-long adventure, as the Nohara family wins a trip to the kingdom of Buri Buri, where Shin meets a prince who could pass for his twin. Is the world ready for two Shinchans?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 128 pg,
B&W, $7.99 US • MATURE

CRAYON SHINCHAN Vol. 8 © Yoshito Usui 1990/Futabasha.

AstralProject_v3_cvr_rev_300.jpgASTRAL PROJECT VOL. 3
Written by marginal and illustrated by Syuji Takeya

CMX. The painting man wants Masahiko to forget Misa. After the two travelers seal their date on the astral plain with a kiss, this doesn’t seem likely. But when Misa’s mom is in a horrible accident, will Masahiko stand by her? Meanwhile, in America, there is a female who can channel the dead.What does she know about Asami? And what does any of this have to do with the U.S. government?.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 5.5” x 8” • 240 pg, B&W, $12.99 US • MATURE

Astral Project Tsuki no Hikari © marginal, Syuji Takeya 2006/PUBLISHED BY ENTERBRAIN, INC.

GoGo_v7_FC_300_cc.jpgGO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada

CMX. Tragedy strikes Shirayuki’s parents, but she has no time to process her feelings. Prince has found a way to make Shirayuki human again…but it could result in his own death! Later, the stage is set for a final confrontation with Shirayuki’s evil, all-powerful “Dark Half.” It’s not just Shirayuki’s life that’s at stake, though – the fates of both Heaven and Hell could hang in the balance!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 5” x 7.375” • 192 pg, B&W $9.99 US • TEEN

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 7 © 1997 Keiko Yamada/Akitashoten

Venus-in-Love-6-FC_cc_350.jpgVENUS IN LOVE VOL. 6
Written and illustrated by Yuki Nakaji

CMX. Suzuna and Eichi are interested in each other…and their friend Yuki is interested in them both! He’s even more confused about his feelings when he falls sick and both his crushes take care of him! When he
decides to challenge Eichi to a tennis match over Suzuna, things might change—but will it be for the better?
Resolicit; on sale April 8 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


IHateYou_v7_cvr_300.jpgI HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 7
Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. Saki Sugimoto is the newest teacher at school, and he just happens to be the half-brother of Maki Sugimoto, the guy Kazuha’s been getting close to. Kazuha’s friend Senko really likes the newest Sugimoto, but the situation is complicated by the fact that the siblings want nothing to do with each other.Why has Maki never talked about Saki before and what caused this bitter rift between them?
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W,
$9.99 US • TEEN


YoungMag_v13_FC_300.jpgYOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 13
Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima

CMX. Besieged by attacks from hordes of magicians under the direction of Ark – the Magician King – Ibuki, Carno and Levi have gone into retreat. But they are not likely to find much peace sequestered in an ancient fortress built by a necromancer, as the remains of many souls are sealed inside. The energy from these souls has rattled Carno, and it may be too much for his volatile personality.
Resolicit; on sale April 15 • 5” x 7.375” • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS



Seductive sorceress Zatanna Zatara casts a spell on the DC Universe as she becomes the second Adam Hughes Cover Girl to appear as a stunning statue. With a pose taken directly from the cover of CATWOMAN #58, this hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 10”
tall (from top of hat to bottom of base) x 4.5” wide x 4.5” deep, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.
Manufactured to order.
Advanced-solicited; on sale August 26, 2009 * Statue * $99.99 US



On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud, strong warrior race of Amazon women lives in a utopian civilization shielded from the corrupt world of man. But a betrayal within the Amazon sisterhood leads to the escape of Ares, the God of War, and Amazon Princess Diana must capture him before he unleashes global chaos and destruction. With the aid of cocky fighter pilot Steve Trevor, Diana tracks Ares to the United States for a battle unlike any humankind has ever faced. A fabulous voice cast – Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Virginia Madsen, Oliver Platt, Rosario Dawson and David McCallum – injects blood, thunder and passion into this epic tale of the princess who becomes the world’s favorite super heroine.
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain maquette of Wonder Woman is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video direct-to-DVD animated original movie Wonder Woman! Measuring approximately 9.25” tall x 3.75” wide x 4.25” deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited Edition of 4000!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25, 2009 Statue * $89.99 US


From the pages of the much-loved ’80s series from Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, these four characters round out the original
incarnation of the Justice League International!
Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26, 2009 Action Figures * PI


Fire • 6.75” h
Blue Beetle • 6.75” h
Martian Manhunter • 7” h
Booster Gold • 6.75” h


BATMAN #608 Poster
Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

The Dark Knight springs to life as never before thanks to the explosive art of Jim Lee and Scott Williams! The exciting cover of BATMAN #608 marked the start of the year-long, best-selling “Hush” storyline. This Jim Lee BATMAN #608 Poster is a full-color poster measuring 24″ x 36″.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19, 2009 Poster * $8.99 US


SUPERMAN #204 Poster
Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

The Man of Steel keeps vigil over Metropolis in this stunning cover image by perennial fan-favorite art team Jim Lee and Scott Williams! This beautifully illustrated full-color poster, measuring 24″ x 36″, makes a perfect partner to the Jim Lee BATMAN #608 POSTER.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 19, 2009 Poster * $8.99 US


Art by Adam Hughes

Originally designed as a promotional piece for DC Comics at San Diego Comic Con,this oversized poster featuring the Women of the DC Universe is now available for retail sale! Measuring an impressive 39”wide x
24”high,the poster shows Catwoman, Oracle,Zatanna,Black Canary,Power Girl, Wonder Woman,Supergirl,Batwoman, Vixen,Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (collectively regarded as the REAL power of the DC Universe) in their bridal best, as depicted by acclaimed artist Adam Hughes.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26, 2009 Poster * $8.99 US



Terry Dodson adds his vision of Supergirl to the popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust line! Kara Zor-El, the classic Supergirl, shows her strength by bending a steel bar, while perched atop a Metropolis inspired base. The base complements both the previous Supergirl bust from the Adam Hughes’ bust line, as well as the upcoming Superman bust from the new HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE line!
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75” high x 3.5” wide x 2.25” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box and is
manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 5, 2009 * Bust * $55 US



In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind. DC Unlimited is DC Comics’ new brand of authentic collectibles based on the world’s greatest pop-culture characters and stories. DC Unlimited products, created by DC Direct, are sold through multiple distribution channels worldwide, including specialty stores, comics shops and mass market retailers.


Kyle Reese Bust
Sculpted by Karen Palinko
Measures approximately 5.75” high x 4” wide x 4.75” deep.

Blair Williams Bust
Sculpted by Karen Palinko
Measures approximately 5.5” high x 4” wide x 3” deep.

Marcus Wright Bust
Sculpted by Jack Mathews
Measures approximately 5.75” high x 4.25” wide x 4.5” deep.

T-600 Bust
Sculpted by Mike Locascio
Measures approximately 6” high x 5” wide x 5.25” deep.

T-RIP Bust
Sculpted by Oliver Brig
Measures approximately 6” high x 4” wide x 5.5” deep.


All busts are hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, feature a base incorporating both human and Terminator skulls and are packaged
in a 4-color box.

All advance solicited; all on sale May 6, 2009 * Busts* $79.99 US each * Each bust sold separately.

Series 4 Action Figure Assortment
Introducing fan-favorite characters the Murlocs and the Succubus Demon!
Advance-resolicited; on sale May 27, 2009 Action Figures * PI


Succubus Demon: Amberlash • 8.5” h

Murloc 2-pack: Fish-eye and Gibbergill • 6.5” h

Retailers, please note: These items are resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.


Introducing an all-new premium line of World of Warcraft action figures, featuring selections from the record-breaking Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack and beyond!
Advance-resolicited; on sale May 27, 2009 * Action Figures * PI
Tuskarr: Tavru Akua • 7” h
Gangris Riverpaw • 7.75” h

Retailers, please note: These items are resolicited. All previous orders are canceled. The Gnoll Warlord and Tuskarr action figures, previously part of
World of Warcraft Series 4, are being resolicited as World of Warcraft Premium Series 1.



Decorate your home or store with this exciting, affordable neon sign featuring Green Lantern’s classic 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 7″ wide x 9″ high and has a base measuring approximately 5.5” in diameter. Packaged in a 4-color box.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 12, 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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  1. WTF. NO Planetary AGAIN. Yes, I know Warren Ellis has CLAIMED on his blog that Cassaday is half way done with Issue 27. But you’ll forgive me if I don’t believe that blatant lie. Warren Ellis ALSO CLAIMED that Cassaday had begun drawing it in JUNE 2008. Warren Ellis’ own disdain for Planetary is disgraceful, but it explains why he doesn’t give a **** about what Planetary fans think.

  2. Random Thoughts:

    Concerning the cover of Battle for the Cowl #1: Is it just me, or is Batwoman sticking her foot up Catwoman’s backside? Selena certainly looks like she has some discomfort (aside from being saddled with a ROCK HARD left breast upon which gravity has no effect). Batwoman apparently took Martian Manhunter’s death pretty hard and redesigned her mask/cowl in his likeness. Don’t those ears make Huntress look like a member of Josie and the Pussycats?

    So the Guardian is back…and now able to sky surf on his flying sheild?

    Azreal, Mr. Sinister called and he wants those fin thingies back. And Robin from the Teen Titan cartoons wants his Chuck Taylor All Star canvas basketball shoes.

    The new Kryptonian Nightwing…that poncho paired with a thin gold headband…it’s kinda, I dunno kinda…not that there’s anything wrong with…it’s just so…

  3. YES!! Batman-related one shots galore!! That’s almost enough to make me forgive the fact that there isn’t going to be any Detective or Batman comics coming out for three months. I can’t wait to see what Oracle does with herself now that she FINALLY disbanded Birds of Prey (that comic was worse than the TV series)! I could go without Azrael though. If they make him the new Batman again… OMG, let’s not even go there. Looks like Batman and the Outsiders is getting dropped because it’s just Outsiders now and doesn’t even look like Batgirl or Catwoman or even affiliated, screw that! That magazine would be so good if it had more Bat characters in it. Who the hell cares about Black Lightning?!
    I think a new Batman poster wouldn’t look bad on my wall either!!

  4. I wonder what the “shocking occurrence in the Phantom Zone” is. I assume it’s the reason we’re seeing Mon-El out of the zone (and I assume immune to lead poisoning?)

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