DC's FULL September 2008 Solicitations

Flash #244

TRINITY #14-17

Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza

Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens, Mike Norton, and Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Covers by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman lead the heroes of the DCU against the machinations of their malevolent counterparts, resulting in a cataclysmic event that will change the world – but not like anyone involved expects. Plus, Hawkman and Gangbuster make their move to rescue Tarot, and Konvikt breaks loose.

Issue #14 on sale September 3; issue #15 on sale September 10; issue #16 on sale September 17; issue #17 on sale September 24

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC UNIVERSE: DECISIONS #1-2

Written by Judd Winick & Bill Willingham

Pencil art by Rick Leonardi

Covers by Stephane Roux

Election season is upon us, and the stakes have never been higher! An unknown villain is attempting to assassinate the presidential candidates, and only the heroes of the DCU stand in the way. As Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Superman, Batman and more try to learn the killer’s identity, they are faced with the difficult task of reconciling their own personal ideals with the mission at hand.

Brought to you by writers Judd Winick (GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY, TITANS) and Bill Willingham (FABLES, DAY OF VENGEANCE) and featuring sensational art by Rick Leonardi (ROBIN, SUPERGIRL)!

Issue #1 on sale September 10; issue #2 on sale September 24 • 1 and 2 of 4

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FINAL CRISIS #4

Written by Grant Morrison

Art by J.G. Jones and Carlos Pacheco

Covers by J.G. Jones

It's one month after the Anti-Life Equation was released worldwide. Millions now toil as slaves of Darkseid, while the Justifier shock troops of Apokolips lay waste to the planet Earth and hunt down its protectors.

The remaining free humans and superheroes are stationed around the world, besieged within the walls of ten very familiar 'Watchtowers', as they fight a desperate, losing battle against the triumphant forces of evil.

While Green Arrow and Black Canary attempt to deliver the secret of humanity's last hope across America's blasted wastelands, the Outsiders brave the horrors of the Bludhaven bunker in search of Batman. The ultimate battle is coming…but which heroes will become villain – and vice versa? And what part do the Secret Society have to play in the dawning of this new Age of Evil?

Darkness is falling and death rules the day. Is this truly the end of the Age of Super Heroes? Don't miss FINAL CRISIS #4: “How to Murder the Earth!”

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by J.G. Jones that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 17 • 4 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #2

Written by Greg Rucka

Art by Philip Tan, Jeff de los Santos & Jonathan Glapion

Covers by Philip Tan

The Question’s been marked for death by The Spectre! How will Renee escape the grasp of the Spirit of Vengeance? Can either of them stop the immortal Vandal Savage once he has the Spear of Destiny? Plus, the return of Batwoman!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Philip Tan that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 10 • 2 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES’ REVENGE #3

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and covers by Scott Kolins

Captain Cold and the Rogues only want one thing – revenge. But with the Secret Society hitting the Rogues where it hurts, that revenge is being kept at an arm’s length. Not to mention, the subject of their revenge is now under Libra’s protection. It's do or die time for the Rogues as this villainous mini-series concludes! Plus, what's up with...Barry Allen?

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Scott Kolins that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 17 • 3 of 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #2

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by George Pérez & Scott Koblish

Covers by George Pérez

Geoff Johns and George Perez continue crafting the Crisis of the 31st Century! As Superboy-Prime leads the Legion of Super-Villains against everything and everyone inspired by the legacy of Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes are forced to call for help from beyond their world. Meanwhile, contingency plans are created by Brainiac 5 as he attempts to overcome Colu’s devastating betrayal, Dawnstar and Wildfire pull off a startling rescue, but at a horrible cost to the universe, and Saturn Girl uncovers the source of the Legion’s troubles.

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 September 17 • 2 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

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AMBUSH BUG YEAR NONE #3

Written by Keith Giffen & Robert Loren Fleming

Art by Keith Giffen & Al Milgrom

Cover by Amanda Conner

Darkseid makes a list and checks it twice! Plus, a shotgun wedding, alternate universes, more OMACs than you can shake a stick at and the very important return of Super-Turtle all wait for you in this all-new, all-ridiculous third issue.

On sale September 24 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SECRET SIX #1

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Cliff Chiang

Because you demanded it! The Secret Six are back in an all-new ongoing series that promises to deliver some of the darkest, most twisted action-adventure the DC Universe has seen since...well, the last time the Secret Six got together! Writer extraordinaire Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY) is reunited with BIRDS penciller Nicola Scott to chronicle the adventures of the Six, and you will not believe what they have in store. Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot, Ragdoll, and ?? as they prepare for an adventure that will take them through a gauntlet across the seediest parts of the DC Universe, and will ultimately pit them against a foe more monstrous and murderous than any they've had to face! Don't miss the beginning of the most ferocious and scandalous Six story yet!

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EL DIABLO #1

Written by Jai Nitz

Art and cover by Phil Hester

& Ande Parks

The haunted horseman returns to the DCU in a six-issue miniseries! Who is Chato Santana? A ruthless ganglord or a modern-day Robin Hood? Caught between the law and a power struggle in his gang, Chato meets Lazarus Lane, an impossibly old man with a possessed past. Witness this tale of rebirth, revenge, betrayal, justice, Hell, comeuppance, curses, and consequences. Written by Jai Nitz (BLUE BEETLE, THE BATMAN STRIKES!) with art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks (GREEN ARROW, NIGHTWING).

On sale September 3 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

REIGN IN HELL #3

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz

Cover by Justiniano

It's all-out war in Hell! The mystic heroes in the DC Universe are forced to choose sides between Lord Satanus and Neron - and you'll be shocked by the results! Plus - A secret detention facility harbors something too horrible for even Hell to contain - what if it gets loose?

On sale September 24 • 3 of 8, 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #5

Written by Jim Starlin

Cover by Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter

Art by Ron Lim & Rob Hunter

It's all-out war between the Rannians and Thanagarians! Sardath prepares Rann's space fleet for an attack on Thanagar, but they're ill-prepared for what the Thanagarians have waiting for them. Meanwhile, Deacon Dark's plans finally come together...can the universe withstand the might of the new, all-powerful Snnyar?

On sale September 17 • 5 of 8, 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

ADAM STRANGE SPECIAL #1

Written by Jim Starlin

Art by Rick Leonardi & Dan Green

Cover by Jim Starlin & Al Milgrom

A RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR tie-in! After narrowly escaping a deadly blast, Adam Strange finds himself spiraling through the timestream, forced to relive the past and helpless to watch as his future unravels before his very eyes. Will he be able to pull himself together to rejoin the Holy War?

On sale September 3 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

TITANS #5

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Julian Lopez & Prentis Rollins

Cover by Joe Benitez

When Raven's half-brothers return to claim her and unite Trigon's bloodline, Raven must choose which ties are stronger: the family she was born to, or the new family she has made.

Resolicit • On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TEEN TITANS #63

Written by Sean McKeever

Art and cover by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose

Bombshell is back! But wait — isn't she dead? Whatever the answer, one thing's for sure: the Teen Titans are gonna have their hands full! Also in this issue: Wonder Girl can feel something terrible on the horizon coming for her and there's nothing she can do to stop it!

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #5

Written by Mark Sable

Art by Carlos Magno & Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Mike McKone

Meet The Phantom Limbs, an elite team of wounded soldiers saved by Cyborg's technology. The catch? The only way they can keep their new limbs is by killing for the mercenary Mr. Orr. Will Vic be able to save them from this Faustian bargain – or will they kill him first?

On sale September 17 • 5 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #680

Written by James Robinson

Art by Renato Guedes & José Wilson Magalháes

Cover by Alex Ross

“Atlas,” part 4! The grand finale of the Atlas epic finds Superman's foe seemingly victorious! With Superman down for the count, who can stand in the way of the city's supposed new ruler? Enter Krypto, (Super)man's best friend, who will do anything to protect his master. Don’t miss Krypto at his most heroic, a worthy addition to the Superman Family – and a very good boy. Plus: A new, magical character settles in Metropolis, just when Superman needs him most.

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOR #5

Written by Joe Kubert

Art and cover by Joe Kubert

Captured and bound, Tor’s fate rests in the hands of a jealous Shaman. A sacrifice might succeed in delivering the tribe of hairy men from evil, but it will definitely deliver Tor and his allies straight into the mouths of hungry forest spirits!

On sale September 3 • 5 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #5

Written by Bruce Jones

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Jimmy Palmiotti

Cover by Walter Simonson

As the mystery deepens, Lt. Carson – late of WWII – and Akisha – the strange woman from Earth's future – forge a bond against the lunacy of their prehistoric surroundings, which have become ever crazier with the revival of G.I. Robot!

On sale September 3 • 5 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TANGENT COMICS: SUPERMAN’S REIGN #7

Written by Dan Jurgens & Ron Marz

Art by Jamal Igle & Robin Riggs with Fernando Pasarin

Cover by Andie Tong

Batman (The DCU’s Greatest Detective) and The Batman (Tangent’s Mystical Avenger) must work together to attack the Superman’s empire!

On sale September 17 • 7 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JOKER HC

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Lee Bermejo & Mick Gray

Cover by Lee Bermejo

In the all-new, hardcover original graphic novel JOKER, writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artist Lee Bermejo (HELLBLAZER covers) – the creative team behind the acclaimed miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL – show an even darker and more disturbing side to the most dangerous man in Gotham: The Joker.

After yet another stint in Arkham Asylum, The Joker finds “his city” divided among mobsters and costumed villains. Not content to settle for a piece of the pie, The Joker vows to take back the whole damn enchilada by any means necessary. Look for appearances by a slew of Gotham’s most wanted, including gritty takes on Two-Face, Riddler, Killer Croc, Penguin, Harley Quinn and even Batman!

Not since THE KILLING JOKE have you seen such a powerful tale of The Joker – you won’t want to miss this one!

Advance-solicited; on sale October 22 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

BATGIRL #3

Written by Adam Beechen

Art and by Jim Calafiore & Mark McKenna

Cover by Andy Clarke

Batgirl, Marque and an unexpected ally cross swords – and daggers, spears and whips – with the deadly Daughters of David Cain! Also, Cassandra's worked hard to keep her private mission of vengeance secret from her allies – but is that enough?

On sale September 17 • 3 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT #5

Written by Steve Niles

Art and cover by Kelley Jones

Bruce Wayne’s charity ball has been crashed by two fearsome foes! The monstrous Man-Bat returns to face off against the menacing Midnight as the lives of all of Gotham’s elite, including billionaire Bruce Wayne and Detective April Clarkson, hang in the balance.

On sale September 24 • 5 of 12, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #11

Written by Frank Tieri

Cover by Jim Calafiore

Art by Ryan Benjamin & Saleem Crawford

A “Batman: R.I.P.” tie-in! In part 1 of the 2-part “Outsiders No More,” the team faces its greatest crisis ever! Could the absence of the Dark Knight mean the end of the Outsiders? Featuring a guest creative team of Frank Tieri (GOTHAM UNDERGROUND) and Ryan Benjamin (DETECTIVE COMICS), this issue spotlights major turning points for two main characters.

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #21

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art and cover by Kevin Maguire

"The Bat and the Cat" Part 5! The tale concludes as Batgirl finds out who sent Catwoman after Commissioner Gordon's notebook – and why! But to do so she will have to spend the night in Arkham Asylum!

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #848

Written by Paul Dini

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

A “Batman: R.I.P.” tie-in! “Heart of Hush” Part 3 of 5! To save the sanity of a kidnapped child, Batman must confront the Scarecrow! But their battle is just a part of Hush's plot against Batman and Bruce Wayne, setting the stage for the most shocking surprise ending of the year! Guest-starring Catwoman!

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #148

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Don Kramer & Jay Leisten

Cover by Rags Morales

A “Batman: R.I.P.” tie-in! Nightwing’s been shot by an assassin! How can he save the life of Harvey Dent’s former lover before the

killer returns to finish the job…and before he bleeds to death? Will Nightwing find sanctuary in the Batcave, or will Batman’s recent disappearance lead to an even bigger mystery?

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROBIN #178

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art and cover by Freddie E. Williams II

The repercussions from “Batman R.I.P.” have shaken Robin to the core. With all his relationships fracturing and his place as both sidekick and son, boyfriend and best friend thrown into turmoil, how will Tim Drake determine the best course of action for his future? "Search for a Hero" begins an epic tale that could very well turn the Boy Wonder into a man!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SIMON DARK #12

Written by Steve Niles & Scott Hampton

Art and cover by Scott Hampton

Simon's status changes in a major advance against the cult that seeks to control Gotham City! As the Black Cloud descends and infects the populace, Simon must make a life-altering choice to save everyone!

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #52

Written by Michael Green & Mike Johnson

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Cover by Ryan Sook

In the second half of “Li’l Leaguers,” The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight must team up with the Li’l League to battle an army of Li’l Villains. Then, the Li’l Villains meet some of their grownup counterparts as Li’l Lex hatches his plan to take over the world. Don’t miss this issue’s shock ending!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #33

Written by James Peaty

Art by Ron Randall

Cover by Stephane Roux

Coming off the most devastating decision of her young career, Supergirl finds herself at a crossroads. Is she worthy of the "S" she wears? Can she involve herself in the affairs of humans again after misusing her powers so badly? Enter the Empress (of YOUNG JUSTICE fame), who has a whole different perspective on the matter!

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #869

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal

Cover by Gary Frank

“Brainiac” part 4 of 5! Krypton’s greatest adversary has set his sights on Superman and his homeworld as his endless quest for absolute knowledge continues. But the horrors within Brainiac’s ship are nothing compared to the alien behind it. Superman’s world is about to change as the build-up to the Superman event of 2008 races towards its conclusion!

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BIRDS OF PREY #122

Written by Tony Bedard

Art by Michael O’Hare & John Floyd

Cover by Stephane Roux

Zatanna lends a hand when Manhunter's fears begin to take over her mind, while the Visionary sends his Scavengers after the Birds of Prey! Also: The Joker comes a-calling on Barbara Gordon!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BLUE BEETLE #31

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Andre Coehlo

Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

After getting roped into Border Patrol duty, Blue Beetle learns you can’t fight City Hall! He can still fight Intergang, though – but they’re not going to make it easy for him! Guest-starring Doctor Mid-Nite!

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD #12

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

Guest writer Chuck Dixon goes back to the future and brings our heroes into the past for “Vicious Cycle” Part 2. When Booster’s attempts to right a wrong from Batman’s early days goes horribly wrong, he must look to the newest member of his Time Masters team to set things straight.

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art and cover by Phil Winslade

Supergirl and Raven team up to save San Francisco from a new super villain with deep roots in the DC Universe!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH #244

Written by Alan Burnett

Art by Paco Diaz & Drew Geraci

Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

The epic “This Was Your Life, Wally West” kicks off in high gear as Flash faces a scary blast from the past in a new story written by Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series, SUPERMAN/BATMAN). Plus, Keystone City is abuzz over the new threat in town, who just might be the finish line for the Flash!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #30

Written by Bruce Jones

Art and cover by Manuel Garcia

Chimera and Chloe are finally reunited, but all hell’s breaking loose around them, especially when August General in Iron defies the Black King’s orders and returns to China.

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #12

Written by Judd Winick

Art by Mike Norton & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Cliff Chiang

Side-by-side with the League of Assassins, Team Arrow finds where Connor Hawke's been taken – but are they too late to save him?

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #28

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Luke Ross & Fabio Laguna

Cover by Rodolfo Migliari

As Kyle and Guy deal with personal issues on Oa, several Lanterns search for whoever’s been gruesomely removing the eyes of their relatives. Meanwhile, the Guardian known as Scar summons Lantern Saarek for a mission that will lead directly into The Blackest Night.

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #35

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Cover by Ivan Reis

The conclusion to “Secret Origin”! The prelude to the Blackest Night begins as the climax of the story of Hal Jordan’s first adventure comes to a close! Hal and Sinestro are confronted by the Guardians over their greatest fears. Plus, Sinestro uncovers a new prophecy all his own as the stage is set for next month’s “Rage of the Red Lanterns”!

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #25

Written by Dwayne McDuffie

Art by Ed Benes

Cover by Ed Benes

Vixen and Animal Man journey into the sacred Tantu Totem to solve the mystery of their altered powers. But Anansi, the African spider god responsible for these changes, has only begun reshaping the powers and histories of the Justice League, as eight-year-old Bruce Wayne shoots the burglar who killed his parents, Wonder Woman retires from the JLA after the tragic death of her husband, Superman, and The Green Lantern Corps quarantines Earth after one of their number destroys an American city. With the team’s history changing before Vixen’s eyes, is the JLA we now know gone forever?

On sale September 17 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

JONAH HEX #35

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Featuring spectacular art by J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA)! Jonah Hex joins a posse hunting a gang of murderous outlaws, but when the guns fall silent, Hex finds himself faced with a peculiar proposition, as a marshal named Roth and his pretty young wife invite Hex for the strangest dinner of his life.

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #46

Written by Jim Shooter

Art and cover by Francis Manapul & Livesay

Chameleon’s hand is amputated! The menacing Intruder Planet is revealed as the source of the Alien Life-Eradicators! A longtime Legionnaire takes the first step down the path of darkness! Plus, the heartbreaking end of the oldest relationship in the history of the Legion!

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross

Pencil art and variant cover

by Dale Eaglesham

Cover by Alex Ross

“One World, Under Gog” continues! The Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth…in a way that frightens some and thrills others. But with Hawkman around, it’s not going to be a simple debate. Plus, Starman reveals his concerns about the team’s future to Mr. Terrific while Power Girl struggles to come to terms with her greatest desire!

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 Eaglesham). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MANHUNTER #34

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Michael Gaydos

Cover by Liam Sharp

It's a duel in the desert as Manhunter and the Birds of Prey allies find themselves up against the Suicide Squad – and a truly twisted notion of national security!

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE SPIRIT #21

Written by Sergio Aragones & Mark Evanier

Art by Paul Smith & Walden Wong

Cover by Paul Rivoche

Once again, Denny Colt attempts to take a vacation from the grit and violence of Central City – this time at a dude ranch. But crime follows him there in the form of murder!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WONDER WOMAN #24

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Bernard Chang

Cover by Aaron Lopresti

After Diana's high-profile showdown with the devil is broadcast worldwide, Hollywood comes calling with a surefire proposal: WONDER WOMAN: THE MOVIE! It's the summer blockbuster to end all blockbusters, but will Diana play along? And will the project get back-burnered permanently by a terrorist with a grudge against the Amazons?

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 6 TP

Written by Bill Finger, Joseph Greene, Jack Schiff and Edmond Hamilton

Cover by Bob Kane

Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos & Jack Burnley

A new entry in the series collecting every Batman story in original, chronological order, this volume collects BATMAN #10-11 and stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #62-66 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #5-6.

Advance-solicited; on October 8 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

CATWOMAN: CRIME PAYS TP

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

Catwoman discovers herself imprisoned on the Hell Planet of SALVATION RUN, and it looks like her villainous peers don’t appreciate her apparently do-gooder attitude in this title collecting CATWOMAN #73-77!

Advance-solicited; on October 15 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD: BLUE AND GOLD HC

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz

Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

In this second BOOSTER GOLD volume collecting issues #0, 7-10 and 1 Million, Booster travels through time to save his best friend, Blue Beetle, from being murdered. But the resulting change to the time stream creates a wormhole of problems for the two heroes and some unpredictable consequences . . .

Advance-solicited; on sale November 5 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

CAMELOT 3000 DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by Mike W. Barr

Art by Brian Bolland, Terry Austin, Bruce Patterson & Dick Giordano

Cover by Brian Bolland The classic tale that exploded into comics shops in the early 1980s is collected for the first time in hardcover!

Featuring a new cover by acclaimed artist Brian Bolland, this deluxe, oversized volume collects the twelve-issue series in its entirety, along with bonus materials including never-before-seen preliminary artwork by Bolland and developmental material from writer Mike W. Barr!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 • 7.0625 x 10.75, 320 pg, FC, $34.99 US

DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3 TP

Written by Mike Sekowsky and Dennis O’Neil

Art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Giordano, Dick Dillin and others

Cover by Mike Sekowsky & Dick Giordano

This third volume of Diana Prince’s early 1970s adventures collects WONDER WOMAN #190-198 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #204! In these tales, Diana gets lost in an alien dimension, stops a barbarian horde from invading Paradise Island, nearly becomes the bride of a tyrant and more!

Advance-solicited; on October 29 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: IN BRIGHTEST DAY TP

Written by John Broome, Alan Moore, Ron Marz and others

Art by Gil Kane, Dave Gibbons and others

Cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Acclaimed GREEN LANTERN writer Geoff Johns selects and provides commentary on his favorite tales of the Emerald Guardian, originally printed in GREEN LANTERN #7, 40, 59, 162, 173, 177, 182, 183 and 188, GREEN LANTERN (Second Series) #51, GREEN LANTERN CORPS QUARTERLY #6 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2.

Advance-solicited; on October 22 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JACK KIRBY’S THE DEMON OMNIBUS HC

Written by Jack Kirby

Art and cover by Jack Kirby & Mike Royer

One of Jack “King” Kirby’s most memorable creations returns in this title collecting the entire, original 16-issue series from the early 1970s! Part man, part elemental fury, Etrigan the Demon was bound to Jason Blood by Merlin to defend Camelot, only to become a demonologist in the modern-day DC Universe.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 • 384 pg, FC, $49.99 US

JLA: THAT WAS NOW, THIS IS THEN TP

Written by Roger Stern

Art by John Byrne & Mark Farmer

Cover by Joshua Middleton

The classic creative team of Roger Stern and John Byrne reunite for this tale from JLA CLASSIFIED #50-54! The Justice League faces a foe who’s out for revenge – but The World’s Greatest Super Heroes have no record of ever battling him before!

Advance-solicited; on October 8 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

JONAH HEX: LUCK RUNS OUT TP

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray

Art by Russ Heath, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jordi Bernet, John Higgins, Stefano Landini and Rafa Garres

Cover by Jordi Bernet

Six-guns blaze again in this new JONAH HEX title collecting issues #25-30! This volume features a lost chapter from the end of Hex’s trail, in which he meets his son in an awkward and violent encounter.

Advance-solicited; on October 8 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 3 HC

Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis

Cover by Kevin Maguire

Art by Kevin Maguire, Steve Leialoha, and others

Batman, Green Lantern, Booster Gold and the other quirky heroes of JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL are back! First, the team battles a colony of spaceships known only as the Cluster, then track Mister Miracle back to Apokolips in this new volume collecting issues #14-22 of their acclaimed 1980s series.

Advance-solicited; on November 12 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THE NEXT AGE TP

Written by Geoff Johns

Cover by Alex Ross

Art by Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert & Ruy Jose

The book collecting the first four issues of JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA is now available in trade paperback! Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate a recruitment program, tracking heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more!

Advance-solicited; on October 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

NIGHTWING: FREEFALL TP

Written by Peter J. Tomasi

Art by Rags Morales, Don Kramer, Michael Bair & Christian Alamy

Cover by Rags Morales & Michael Bair

Writer Peter Tomasi’s first tales of Nightwing are collected in this volume featuring issues #140-146! When the bodies of fallen villains begin to disappear, Nightwing is drawn into a web of intrigue involving Talia al Ghul and the diabolical Dr. Creighton Kendall.

Advance-solicited; on October 29 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US

THE QUESTION VOL. 3: EPITAPH FOR A HERO TP

Written by Dennis O’Neil

Art and cover by Denys Cowan & Rick Magyar

The Question’s 1980s adventures continue in this new title collecting issues #13-18. In this volume, The Question is captured while on the trail of paramilitary fanatics!

Advance-solicited; on October 22 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME BOOK 2 HC

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross

Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose

Cover by Alex Ross

The Kingdom Come Superman continues to crusade against evil alongside his new Justice Society teammates – but is he the only one who can stand against the threat of Magog? And what are Gog’s true motives? This hard-hitting new volume collects JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13-18!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 26 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD’S FINEST VOL. 2 TP

Written by Jerry Coleman, Ed Herron, Dave Wood, Bill Finger and Edmond Hamilton

Cover by Curt Swan & George Klein

Art by Dick Sprang, Curt Swan, Jim Mooney and others

Superman, Batman and Robin team up once more in tales from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #112-145! Among the foes the World’s Finest team faces are The Composite Superman, The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bat-Mite and Mr. Mxyzptlk!

Advance-solicited; on October 15 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2 TP

Written by Robert Kanigher

Art and cover by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Collecting WONDER WOMAN #118-137, in which Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl face the Human Iceberg, the Island Eater, the Robotic Wonder Woman and more!

Advance-solicited; on October 29 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SUPERMAN VS. BRAINIAC TP

Written by various

Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Art by Curt Swan, Gil Kane, George Pérez and others

Superman’s greatest battles against Brainiac are collected in this volume featuring stories from ACTION COMICS #242, 489-491, 544, 649 and 763, SUPERMAN #167, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #17, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #438 and SUPERMAN: METROPOLIS SECRET FILES #1

Advance-solicited; on October 29 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE TP

Written by Amy Wolfram

Art by Karl Kerschl & Serge LaPointe

Cover by Karl Kerschl

The early days of the Teen Titans are chronicled in this title collecting the 6-issue miniseries!

Advance-solicited; on October 29 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE SPIRIT: FEMMES FATALE TP

Written by Will Eisner

Art and cover by Will Eisner

With Frank Miller’s movie version of Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT set to hit theatres in December, DC Comics collects some of the most memorable stories pitting The Spirit against his most sultry opponents! Featuring 23 selected tales of mystery originally published between 1940 and 1949, these stories star P’Gell, Sand Saref, Saree, Silk Satin, Thorne Strand, Autumn Mews and many others.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 15 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

WATCHMEN HC

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Dave Gibbons

With a major motion picture in production for release spring 2009 from Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures and director Zack Snyder (300), this is DC Comics’ first-ever hardcover edition of the Hugo Award-winning epic from writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, offered at DC’s standard trim size. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has only grown in stature since its original publication. This volume features a new cover by Gibbons and contains the high-quality, recolored pages found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. Also included are selected bonus sketch materials.

“A masterwork representing the apex of artistry in its respective medium . . . Trailblazing.”

— Entertainment Weekly

Advance-solicited; on sale November 12 • 436 pg, FC, $39.99 US

WATCHMEN TP

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Dave Gibbons

Relisted to coincide with the release of the new WATCHMEN HC, DC relists the trade paperback. Featuring the recolored pages from WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, this is the classic, complete 12-issue epic.

On sale October 8 • 334 pg, FC, $19.99 US • RELIST

WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC - NEW PRINTING

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Dave Gibbons

Timed to coincide with the release of the new WATCHMEN HC, DC releases a new printing of WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, the oversized, slipcased volume featuring the original 12-issue epic, plus samples of Alan Moore's WATCHMEN scripts, the WATCHMEN proposal, Dave Gibbons' concept art, cover roughs, and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 12 • 8.25” x 12.5”, 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #3

Written by Mike Kunkel

Cover and art by Mike Kunkel

Sometimes you just have one of those days.

Billy just wants to stay Captain Marvel all the time and not change back into his normal self. That is, until Mary reminds him of a problem–he has detention! Meanwhile, Theo Adam now has the 7 Deadly Evils serving him as sidekicks. And he’s not making matters any easier when he kidnaps Billy in hopes of stealing his power-granting magic word. When Mary finds Billy captured, she sets out to save him as Mary Marvel. But, things aren’t always that simple when Theo Adam is around.

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TINY TITANS #8

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco

Art and cover by Art Baltazar

School is in session at Sidekick City Elementary and it’s time for report cards and parent teacher conferences.

Plus, Beast Boy gets more than he bargained for with a trip to the local library and hilarity ensues at Blue Beetle’s birthday party with a case of mistaken identity and much, much more!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES #49

Written by Matt Manning

Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Cover by Andie Tong

What happens when Batman and Robin chase villains around Gotham all night? Dick Grayson falls asleep in class! Between his angry teacher and the monstrous Killer Moth Robin’s in for one long day.

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

FAMILY DYNAMIC #2

Written by J. Torres

Art by Tim Levins & Dan Davis

Cover by Sean Galloway

The Family Dynamic meets the dynamic duo known as Blackbird and Little Wing! But are they friends or foes? Or could they even be... family? One thing is for certain, there's no time for such questions with Tragedy Ann, the drama queen of crime, and her loony lackey Tom Foolery threatening to blow up Storm City!

On sale September 17 • 2 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SUPER FRIENDS #7

Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Dario Brizuela

Cover by J. Bone

Amos Fortune believes winning is mostly a matter of luck – and he’s going to make his own from now on! But the Super Friends bet it takes skill to win. Who’s right? Plus, puzzles, games and more!

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #18

Written by J. Torres

Art by Ethen Beavers

Cover by Alexander Serra

Computer chaos hits New Metropolis, crippling the high-tech city and throwing the Legion into the Dark Ages as communications crash, starships collide and magic takes over! Brainiac 5 has to prove that science is stronger than sorcery...but will he have to give up his place in the Legion to do it?

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #29

Written by Charlotte Fullerton, Tom Warburton, & Jim Alexander

Art by Mike Cavallaro, Stephanie Buscema, Phil Moy, & Scott Shaw

Cover by Min S. Ku

A new Ben 10: Alien Force story opens with Kevin involved in a deal with the DNAliens! Has he returned to his old, evil ways? Also, the Kids Next Door take on the Delightful Children from Down The Lane, and a Samurai Jack story to boot!

On sale September 10

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #49

Written by Robbie Busch

Art by Cindy Morrow

The Block Party debut of the new hit series Chowder! Plus, the Powerpuff Girls play some badminton (with your help), and the guys at Camp Lazlo are up to their necks in potatoes!

On sale September 24

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #166

Written by Frank Strom & Robbie Busch

Art by Omar Aranda, Walter Carzon, Scott Roberts, Alberto Saichann, Ruben Torreiroand Mike DeCarlo

Cover by Scott Gross

It’s that time of year again – time for a double dose of Witch Hazel! Plus, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig!

On sale September 3

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US & Gary Fields

SCOOBY-DOO #136

Written by Scott Cunningham

Art by Roberto Barrios & Horacio Ottolini

Cover by Robert Pope & Scott McRae

The Scoobs get the jump on Halloween with a night of thrills, chills...and goblins?! Get in gear for the most exciting holiday of the season with this companion to the all-new Scooby movie, Scooby-Doo and the Shadow Goblins!

On sale September 24

32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #494

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Celebrate Labor Day the way our forefathers did – by plopping down in a comfy spot with the newest issue of MAD!

On sale September 10 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #23

Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots

Missing an old issue of Mad? Have no fear! Your favorite strips come firmly packaged in this greatest hits extravagarbonzo!

On sale September 17 • 96 pg, FC, $4.99 US ̺

THE AUTHORITY #2

Written by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Christos Gage

Art by Simon Coleby and Brandon Badeaux

Cover by Simon Coleby

The Authority — or what’s left of them — struggle to survive in their harsh new environment. As if the daily struggle to continue living in this devastated world wasn’t enough, things take a turn for the worse when a ragtag army of vicious psychopaths approach the Carrier — led by the Eidolon! Are the Authority capable of handling this new threat? Plus: Part 2 of the Wetworks backup story that began last month in WILDCATS #2, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Brandon Badeaux!

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #22

Written by Scott Beatty and Christos Gage

Cover by Mike Huddleston

Art by Mike Huddleston and Brandon Badeaux

As the kids navigate their way through a flattened and flooded New York, they discover human survivors of the apocalypse — who want superhuman blood! Can a desperate plan bail them out, or will the kids serve the ultimate sentence for being post-humans? Plus: Part 3 of the Wetworks backup story by Gage and Badeaux!

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMWATCH: PHD #14

Written by Ian Edginton and Christos Gage

Art by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini and Brandon Badeaux

Cover by Fernandez

The surviving members of StormWatch find their satellite existence isolated and difficult, and now the satellite is reaching its breaking point. Can the team reach out to an old foe for help? And will their efforts result in a new understanding or an old brawl? Plus: Part 4 of the Wetworks backup story by Gage and Badeaux!

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHUCK #4

Written by Peter Johnson & Zev Borow

Art by Jeremy Haun & Phil Noto

Cover by Kristian Donaldson

The comic based on the hit TV series continues! Chuck Bartowski and his friends head into the black markets of Eastern Europe and Singapore on a recon mission, only to learn that it's a rescue mission – and failure is not an option!

On sale September 10 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #5

Written by B. Clay Moore

Art and cover by Carlo Barberi & Jacob Eguren

Casey’s new mentor has begun filling in the blanks concerning exactly what is happening to Casey — and the answers will astound her! But considering the strange events of the last few days — martial arts, murder, and super-powers — nothing seems impossible anymore. And can Casey rein in her murderous impulses long enough to enjoy a class trip?

On sale September 17 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #3

Written by Christos Gage

Art by Neil Googe and Mike McKone

Cover by Neil Googe

As the Wildcats attempt to rebuild their shattered world one piece at a time, a glimmer of hope is offered in a rumored oasis in the Nevada desert that literally sprang up out of nowhere after the Apocalypse. Could this be the fabled Nevada Garden? And what ex-member of StormWatch: PHD stands in the way of them finding out? Also, a new backup story begins focusing on Marc Slayton, the original Backlash, by writer Christos Gage and artist Mike McKone.

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER TP

Written by Alan Moore

Art and cover by Kevin O’Neill

In the 1950s, England is not what it was, and with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen disavowed, Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain seek answers that can be found only in the Black Dossier, a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters. Now available in trade paperback, this amazing graphic novel includes a 3-D section complete with custom 3-D glasses and much more!

Retailers please note: This title is published only in the United States.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 22 • 200 pages, FC/B&W, $19.99 US • Mature Readers

DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #6

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Lee Garbett & Trevor Scott

Cover by Carlos Pacheco

Hell has been unleashed upon the earth, as all the villains from the DC Universe and the WildStorm Universe team up. And with the moon ripped from its orbit, the earth itself is being torn asunder. Could this final issue contain the end of two universes?

On sale September 17 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FRIDAY THE 13TH VOL. 2 TP

Written by Marc Andreyko, Jason Aaron, Ron Marzand Joshua Hale Fialkov

Art by Adam Archer, Andy B, Shawn Moll and Mike Huddleston

Cover by Mike McKone

A new FRIDAY THE 13TH volume collecting PAMELA’S TALE

#1-2, ABUSER AND THE ABUSED #1, SUMMER VACATION #1-2 and BAD LAND #1-2!

On sale October 15 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

FRINGE #1 – 2

From J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the team behind the upcoming film Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III and the hit show Alias, comes Fringe, a new TV series that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality. The mysteries start here, in a special miniseries leading up to the premiere of Fringe on FOX on September 9!

Watch for a special announcement on this miniseries’ creative team, coming soon!

Issues #1 retro-solicited; #1 on sale August 27; #2 on sale September 24; 1 and 2 of 6, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HEROES VOL. 2 HC

Written by Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Christopher Zatta, Mark Sable, Mark Warshaw, Christine Boylan, Chuck Kim, Harrison Wilcox, Pierluigi Cothran, Jim Martin, Timm Keppler, DJ Doyle and others

Art by Staz Johnson, Michael Gaydos, Tom Grummett, Ryan Odagawa, Jason Badower, Travis Kotzebue, Marcus To and others

Cover by Gene Ha

The sequel to last year’s top-selling HEROES hardcover is here! This stunning new volume collects the incredibly engaging online comics based on the smash-hit, Emmy Award-nominated NBC TV series Heroes! Collecting every online chapter from Season Two, this volume features the work of top TV and comics writers. Included are the stories “TheTen Brides of Takezo Kensei,” “The End of Hana and Drucker,” “The Golden Goose” and many more!

Advance-solicited; on sale November 19 • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US

EX MACHINA VOL. 7: EX CATHEDRA TP

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark

Cover by Harris

In this new volume collecting issues #30-35 of the acclaimed series, Mayor Mitchell Hundred is summoned to Rome for an audience with the Pope. But as Hundred makes his travel plans, he is unaware of the assassin who has him in his sights.

On sale October 8 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US • Mature Readers

STORMING PARADISE #3

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art & cover by Butch Guice

Operation Olympus gains a foothold on the beaches of Japan at a deadly cost. As the bombs fall, Japan’s citizens fight for their lives in a desperate battle that quickly turns to slaughter. Could the secret arrival of a Third Reich U-boat mean a setback for the invasion?

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

SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #6

Written by Peter Johnson & Rebecca Dessertine

Art by Diego Olmos

Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Sam Winchester has been kidnapped, and his father will stop at nothing to find him! But the clues are few, and even if John does find the culprit, will Dean back him up in the fight? The shattering conclusion to Rising Son is here!

On sale September 24 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER #1

Written Micky Neilson

Art by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington

Cover by Chris Robinson

Variant cover by Ludo Lullabi & Tony Washington

As the Lich King's plague of undeath ravages the human kingdom of Lordaeron, a mighty blade is forged from a dark orb! In the hands of Highlord Alexandros Mograine, the blade will become legend. In time, both blade and man will become . . . Ashbringer. In anticipation of the eagerly awaited game expansion, WORLD OF WARCRAFT: WRATH OF THE LICH KING, WildStorm and Blizzard have created this 4-issue miniseries written by Blizzard Creative Director Micky Neilson and featuring art by Ludo Lullabi and Tony Washington.

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Chris Robinson), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Lullabi and Washington). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale September 10 • 1 of 4, 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #11

Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Jon Buran & Jerome K. Moore

Covers by Samwise Didier & Ludo Lullabi

Magni returns to Ironforge, along with Lo’Gosh and his comrades in arms. In Stormwind, Marshall Windsor goes missing after stumbling upon clues to the disappearance of King Varian. It’s off to Blackrock Depths for our heroes — but are they prepared for what they will find? Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that will ship in a ratio of approximately 50/50, one by Samwise Didier and one by Ludo Lullabi.

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TOKEN

Written by Alisa Kwitney

Art and cover by Joëlle Jones

"Alisa Kwitney is my guilty pleasure.”

— Neil Gaiman, Hugo Award-winning author of American Gods

Can a Jewish girl out of time and a Spanish old soul survive culture clashes and criminal records to find true love in the sun-drenched, sequined miasma that was South Beach

in the 1980s?

Noted comics writer and novelist Alisa Kwitney (Flirting in Cars, DESTINY: A CHRONICLE OF DEATHS FORETOLD) and amazing artist Joëlle Jones (12 Reasons Why I Love Her) team up for the ultimate retro romance.

Retailers: See this month’s order form for a special ordering incentive on this title.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 22 • 5.25” x 8” • 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

AIR #2

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art and cover by M.K. Perker

Blythe races to understand the clues hidden in a mysterious letter from Zayn, one sent from a country that doesn't exist.

Could it be connected to the feathered serpent that appears in her dreams? She'll find out when she sets off to rescue Zayn – and gets more than she bargained for.

Retailers note: Please check the Previews Order Form for a special ordering incentive.

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #95

Written by Brian Azzarello

Art by Eduardo Risso

Cover by Dave Johnson

The countdown to the series finale blazes on! With five issues left to go, all Hell is breaking loose as Lono finally chooses a side and makes one key player wish they never got into the underworld business.

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ARMY @ LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #2

Written by Rick Veitch

Art and cover by Rick Veitch & Gary Erskine

Rocketing from the battlefields of Afbaghistan, Magoon’s impossibly addictive pop song sweeps the planet with Allie in the driver's seat and Healey in the dark. But Loman’s back too, and wouldn't you know it, Switzer’s caught him in a lie.

On sale September 3 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREATEST HITS #1

Written by David Tischman

Art and Cover by Glenn Fabry

Variant cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Meet the Mates! They’re the greatest super team of all time, straight out of England and into our hearts: Crusader, The Solicitor, Vizier and Zipper.

But who are the heroes behind the mania? How did they meet? And what’s next for The Mates? You’ll find out in this fab 6-issue miniseries written by David Tischman (BITE CLUB) with art by Glenn Fabry (NEVERWHERE, PREACHER and HELLBLAZER covers) that pulls back the curtain to reveal the men behind the masks.

GREATEST HITS looks at The Mates, from their humble 1960s beginnings, through the drug-fueled 1970s, and into the techno ’80s, the grungy ’90s, and to the present day. This is The Mates from the height of their glory to the depths of excess, as filmed by a struggling Hollywood director – one with his own dark ties to the team.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Glenn Fabry), 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 September 17 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 4 HC

Written by Neil Gaiman

Art by Marc Hempel, D’Israeli, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston, Teddy Kristiansen, Richard Case, Michael Zulli, Jon J Muth and Kevin Nowlan

Cover by Dave McKean

This final volume includes behind-the-scenes extras plus issues #57-75 and a story from VERTIGO JAM #1. Don’t miss the end of what Playboy called “a modern myth, as well as a précis on why the stories we tell matter so much.”

Advance-solicited; on sale November 5 • 608 pg, FC, $99.00 US • MATURE READERS

CROSSING MIDNIGHT VOL. 3: THE SWORD IN THE SOUL TP

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Jim Fern, Gabriel Hernandez, Matteo Guerrero & J.H. Williams III

Cover by J.H. Williams III

Toshi and Kai lead the kami armies into battle, but it may take more to determine the fate of the twins. This final volume collects issues #13-19 of the series Publishers Weekly called “solid, entertaining and brilliantly executed.”

Advance-solicited; on sale October 8 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #5

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham

Art by Luca Rossi & Sean Murphy

Cover by Sam Weber

Part 5 of "Room and Boredom." In the extremely destructive conclusion to the first story arc, Fig Keele has literally brought down the House, but couldn't she have waited until everyone got out alive first? Plus: Sean Murphy illustrates "Jordan's Tale," in which the world's worst storyteller relates an anecdote involving vampire cats.

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: THE FAMILY MAN TP

Written by Jamie Delano and Dick Foreman

Art by Ron Tiner, Kevin Walker, Mark Buckingham, Sean Phillips, Steve Pugh, Dean Motter and Mark Pennington

Cover by Kent Williams

Collecting HELLBLAZER #23-24 and #28-33, this collection features one of the creepiest strories from fan-favorite HELLBLAZER writer Jamie Delano! A twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer known as the Family Man, whose bloody actions force the con man mage to make a shattering choice in their final showdown.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 22 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #248

Written by Andy Diggle

Art by Leonardo Manco

Cover by Lee Bermejo

"The Roots of Coincidence" (Part 2 of 3). To discover who has been manipulating events around him, John Constantine must first understand his own relationship to the web of synchronicity that binds his life. To do so, he will tap into a source of terrifying and blasphemous power and what it reveals will change his life forever.

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: CHAS – THE KNOWLEDGE #3

Written by Simon Oliver

Art by Goran Sudzuka

Cover by Glenn Fabry

Those who forget history...Well, let’s just say that some parts of the past are better left buried. London is about to learn that lesson the hard way – but John Constantine has picked a bad time to go the beach. And the one man who could unlock the mysteries of “The Knowledge,” Francis “Chas” Chandler, is having enough trouble solving the puzzle of his own middle-aged life.

On sale September 3 • 3 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE FANTASY CONTINUES!

MADAME XANADU #4

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

East and West. Past and present.

The opulent wonderland of Xanadu is the crossroads of the whole world…and beyond! Comics master Matt Wagner and the amazing talents of Amy Reeder Hadley keep powering Vertigo’s hottest fantasy epic!

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ARTIST MIKE ALLRED RETURNS TO FABLETOWN!

FABLES #76

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mike Allred

Cover by James Jean

Tourists of the world unite! If you've ever craved a guided tour of Fabletown's secret Manhattan location, prepare to be voraciously satiated. Pinnochio has a field day taking a certain VIP around the city. And exactly which Fabletown denizens are no longer active (dead, alive or otherwise) just might shock you into a comic book coma in this guest artist, one-off issue.

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HILLARY HELD CAPTIVE!

JACK OF FABLES #27

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham

Art by Russ Braun

Cover by Brian Bolland Hillary Page is the gal who stole away to Americana to find her father and ended up kicking Jack Horner square in the tacklebox. Now she's held captive by the vicious Bookburner with no hope of escape, and it looks like all of the good guys are about to be murdered by a malicious ovoid and a camel. Can Jack save the day? No – he's got troubles of his own

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #10

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Dean Ormston

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

“Lindisfarne,” part 2 of 2. Believing he single-handedly wished the Viking scourge into existence, young Edwin watches with fascinated horror as his hometown of Lindisfarne, England is pillaged and burned. With everything he's known and loved now destroyed, will he join with these seafaring raiders or be killed himself?

On sale September 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS VOL. 1: SVEN THE RETURNED TP

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Davide Gianfelice

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

In this first volume collecting NORTHLANDERS #1-8, DMZ writer Brian Wood stabs Viking lore in the face with a fresh take on what it means to be a warrior. Meet Sven, an exiled Viking prince who must return to the desolate lands of his birth to reclaim his vast inheritance upon the death of his father. See why Entertainment Weekly calls it “a well-reserched, richly realized world that illuminates politics and culture without getting bogged down in history-book stuff.”

Advance-solicited; on sale October 1 • 200 pg, FC, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MEMOIR NOW IN PAPERBACK!

SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF MF GRIMM TP

Written by Percy Carey

Art and cover by Ronald Wimberly

Underground hip-hop icon Percy “MF Grimm” Carey tells the true story of his life in the game – from dizzying heights to heartbreaking losses – in this raw, brutally honest graphic novel memoir.

In SENTENCES, Carey chronicles his life in the sometimes glamourous, often violent, world of hip-hop. From the first time he picked up a microphone at a bloc party to the day he lost the use of his legs to gang violence and back around to his reincarnation and rise to the top of his game as a Hip-Hop Grand Master, no questions are left unanswered and no apologies are made, resulting in a truly moving graphic novel National Public Radio called “powerful” and Time Magazine labeled as “a top 10 best graphic novel of 2007.”

Advance-solicited; on sale October 1 • 6.875” x 9” • 128 pg, B&W, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

SCALPED #21

Written by Jason Aaron

Art by R.M. Guera

Cover by Jock

Beginning an all-new arc that looks at two of the rez's most intriguing inhabitants. Chief Red Crow sits atop an empire amassed through murder and intimidation, but will the death of a friend make him change his ways? Dino Poor Bear is a young kid just scraping by, hoping to make a better life for himself, but how far is he willing to go to get what he wants?

On sale September 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UN-MEN VOL. 2: CHILDREN OF PARADOX TP

Written by John Whalen

Art by Mike Hawthorne

Cover by Tomer Hanuka

Explore what it means to be a freak in a society filled with gawkers in this final collection featuring issues #6-13 of the chilling series. When the albino government agent known as Kilcrop investigates a mysterious illness infecting the town of Aberrance, he winds up facing temptations he never could have imagined.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 1 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #12

Written by Si Spencer

Art by Simon Gane & Ryan Kelly

Cover by Sean Phillips

Horribly jaded, Morrison's friends realize that betrayal is the new game. They've become the unknowing tools of a vicious empire builder and it's time

to turn the tables before everything goes up in flames. "London's

Burning," just like the song says, in the conclusion to the series.

On sale September 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • FINAL ISSUE

YOUNG LIARS #7

Written by David Lapham

Art and cover by David Lapham

With Sadie either in a coma or dead, Danny is overcome with guilt. He rethinks the years of his life since he met Sadie and finds not the sacrificing lover/protector that he imagined himself to be, but he sees something else…something far more insidious... A manipulator who stops at nothing, even murder, to get what he wants.

On sale September 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ASTRAL PROJECT VOL. 1

Written by marginal

Illustrated by Syuji Takeya

CMX. A modern tale of the supernatural by the author of the Eisner Award-winning Old Boy. (“marginal” is one of several aliases by creator Garon Tsuchiya.) Masahiko is estranged from his family and lives a dead-end life in Tokyo, working as a chauffeur for high-class call girls. When his sister dies under mysterious circumstances, he inherits an unlabeled CD from her possessions. Listening to the jazz music it contains, he is propelled into an out-of-body experience. As he repeats the experience, he begins to wonder if this was how his sister died. Masahiko is determined to find the cause of her death, and the mystery behind the CD.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 1 • 5.5" x 8" • 232 pg, B&W, $12.99 US

MATURE READERS

CLASSICAL MEDLEY VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Sanae Kana

CMX/Flex Comix. In the kingdom of Classical, an ancient evil is unleashed! A ceremony held once every 100 years has kept the entity imprisoned inside of a mystical orb. But when the evil force escapes, it takes possession of the King and Queen. They try to overpower Prince Soprano, but his guardian knight Alto and his pet moondragon Mezzo help him to get away. Soon, the three of them are on the run and branded as outlaws. Alto carries the force used to entrap the evil entity, but will he be able to use it to help them bring harmony back to Classical?

Advance-solicited; on sale October 15 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

SUIHELIBE! VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Naomi Azuma

CMX/Flex Comix. Comedy meets sci-fi in this new, all ages title. Junior high student Tetsu is alone in a classroom when a small flying saucer crashes into the room. The pilot is a cute, human-looking alien girl named Lan. She’s searching for some alien life forms that have escaped from her planet and are now on Earth. Lan enrolls in the school and joins Tetsu as the only other member of the soon-to-be-defunct biology club, hoping that together, they can somehow round up the truant creatures. But Tetsu has a deadline to meet – he must recruit at least three more members in three months, or the biology club is history.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 29 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 5

Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui

CMX. A police officer only wants to do his job and help a lost little boy. But when that boy is Shinchan, he might want to help him stay lost. Shin disrupts a soccer game, throws a chiropractor out of alignment, and exposes the host of a popular dance show – literally. Of course none of this stops him from trying to prove to Santa that he’s a good little boy in time for Christmas.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 29 • 5" x 7.375" • 128 pg, B&W, $7.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE FLAT EARTH/ EXCHANGE VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Toshimi Nigoshi

CMX. Kotaro heads back to the Wasteland where he first emerged from his suspended state. Along the way he meets a nomadic group of “sleepers” who woke up sometime before he did. A holographic program explains why the humans were first put to sleep. This explosive information is sure to challenge the belief system of the ruling androids.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 1 • 5” x 7.375” • 210 pg, B&W $9.99 US • TEEN +

BATMAN: DEATH MASK COLLECTED EDITION

Written and illustrated by Yoshinori Natsume

CMX. Manga superstar Natsume (creator of Togari) debuted his unique vision of the Dark Knight with the miniseries collected in this compact, manga-sized edition! There’s a new serial killer in Gotham, who may have ties to the young Bruce Wayne’s training in Japan. But does the murderer know Bruce Wayne is the Batman? Did his past experience somehow lead to a killer’s rampage through the Gotham underworld today?

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

DOROTHEA VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Cuvie

CMX. Dorothea has agreed to serve as a decoy for the army’s zealot enemies. The commander hopes that they can draw their opponents into the open and confront them head on. But their plan may prove to be riskier than expected. Dorothea runs afoul of a knight who’s burned 99 witches at the stake…and he wants to make Dorothea number 100! This knight may prove to be Dorothea’s deadliest challenge so far.

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

GON VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Masashi Tanaka

CMX. A collision with a tree provides Gon with an interesting new hat – a bird’s nest with three orphaned chicks inside. Will this close proximity to the most tenacious creature on Earth be enough to toughen up the little guys so that they can survive on their own? Later, he leads a ragtag band of hard-bitten creatures through a forest fire. And finally, Gon teaches an old elephant new tricks.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 15 • 5" x 7.375" • 176 pg, B&W, $5.99 US • TEEN

I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 6

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. When Kazuha’s good friend Arata confesses his love for her, she’s understandably stunned. She doesn’t share his feelings – and besides, she’s in love with Sugimoto. But she certainly doesn’t want to hurt her friend’s feelings either. What’s a girl to do? Then a shopping trip leads to an embarrassing encounter with a guy who later turns out to have a very close connection to Sugimoto.

Advance-solicited; on sale October 8 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

KIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Taka Amano

CMX/Flex Comix. With various groups linking him to all sorts of prophecies, it looks like it’s open season on Kiichi! Saku’s ready to turn him over to the Researchers. Saame believes his clan will regain their legendary wings with the help of an Oni. Meanwhile, all of Kiichi’s traveling companions seem to be gaining extra powers. And speaking of “extra,” how will Kiichi handle three horns instead of one?

Advance-solicited; on sale October 22 • 5" x 7.375" • 160 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 4

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. Kanzaki finally meets Suwa – the guy Kei’s been talking about forever! It’s a chance encounter, and while Kanzaki quickly figures out who Suwa is, Suwa doesn’t know about Kanzaki’s connection to Kei. Where has Suwa been all this time? What tragedy befell him that led Kei to become so obsessed about Kanzaki’s well-being – and what impact will his reappearance have on Kei and Kanzaki’s relationship?

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

WATCHMEN MOVIE: The Comedian 1:6 Scale Deluxe Collector Figure

This 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure of the nihilistic paramilitary agent comes with many accessories, including multiple guns! The figure is dressed in a movie-accurate, intricate, and authentically detailed costume of full body armor!

Packaged in a deluxe four-color window box with a fifth panel, the figure also comes with a display base.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4, 2009

Collector figure * $125

WATCHMEN MOVIE: The Comedian Bust

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of The Comedian features a patriotic, waving-flag base, with a Doomsday Clock depicted on the back!

Packaged in a four-color box, the bust measures approximately 5.75” high

x 3.5” wide x 3” deep.

Advance-solicited;

on sale February 11, 2009

Bust * $69.99

WATCHMEN MOVIE: Dr. Manhattan Bust

This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust of

Dr. Manhattan features a “clockwork” base, with a Doomsday Clock depicted on the back!

Packaged in a four-color box, the bust measures approximately 6.5” high x 3.5” wide x 3” deep.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11, 2009

* Bust * $69.99

WATCHMEN MOVIE: ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT #2

This second action figure assortment, straight from the movie, features exquisite sculpting and detailing.

These depictions of Nite Owl and Silk Spectre are from the first generation of heroes, the Minutemen, who established the heroic tradition that the rest of the WATCHMEN characters have followed!

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

Packaged in a four-color window box.

The assortment includes:

SILK SPECTRE (Classic) • 6.5” h

THE COMEDIAN • 6.75” h

DR. MANHATTAN • 7” h

NITE OWL (Classic) • 6.75” h

Advance-solicited; on sale February 25, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

NEW GODS SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

Based on the art of Jack Kirby

Hot on the heels of the acclaimed JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS hardcovers, Kirby’s art style is interpreted in this second series of Fourth World action figures, which includes his unique vision of Superman!

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.

four-color blister card packaging.

Includes:

Kalibak • 7” h

Big Barda • 7” h

Superman • 6.75” h

Metron • 6.75” h

Advance-solicited; on sale February 4, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

SUPERGIRL 1:6 SCALE Deluxe Collector Figure

Kara Zor-El, the most iconic version of Supergirl, dons her classic blue costume as she joins the popular line of 1:6 scale deluxe collector figures! In addition to her intricate and authentically detailed outfit, Kara comes with several accessories, as well as her feline companion, Streaky the Supercat!

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

Advance-solicited; on sale February 18, 2009

* Collector figure * $89.99

SUPERMAN #675 Poster

Art by Alex Ross

From the cover of SUPERMAN #675, the first in a series of SUPERMAN covers by Alex Ross!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11, 2009

Poster * $7.99 US

BATMAN #676 Poster

Art by Alex Ross

From the cover of BATMAN #676, the first cover in the “Batman: RIP” epic, and the first in a

series of covers by Alex Ross!

Advance-solicited; on sale February 11, 2009

Poster * $7.99 US

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