DC Comics' FULL DECEMBER 2009 SOLICITATIONS 2

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BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12

Written by Landry Walker

Art and cover by Eric Jones

    It’s our very special “Final Christmas” issue! Batman must team up with Adam Strange in order to save Earth, Rann, the Universe – and Christmas – before reality as we know it is destroyed forever!

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TP

Written by Matt Wayne and J. Torres

Art by Andy Suriano, Phil Moy, Carlo Barberi and others

Cover by James Tucker

    Inspired by the hit Cartoon Network series, The Caped Crusader teams up with heroes including Green Arrow, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Aquaman and others. In these tales from the first six issues of the monthly series, Batman and his allies tangle with The Time Lord, saves the world’s children from the Queen of Fables and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #11

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco

Art and cover by Byron Vaughns

    Billy has been told never to say the magic word when at the Rock of Eternity. Why? What would happen if he did? Find out exactly what happens when Billy calls upon the magic with results that will surprise everyone!

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPER FRIENDS #22

Written by Sholly Fisch

Art by Dario Brizuela

Cover by J. Bone

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Super Friends want to grant everyone’s holiday wishes! But the fiendish Mr. Memory may take away even their festive thoughts and leave no joy in the world!

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TINY TITANS #23

Written by Art Baltazar & Franco

Art and cover by Art Baltazar

    Wayne Manor has been overrun! There are penguins in the tub and bunnies in the bedroom, penguins in the freezer and bunnies in the fridge, penguins and bunnies everywhere – they've even driven the bats out of the Batcave! Poor Robin is caught in the middle of the bunny-penguin turf war and has to figure out how everyone can live together peacefully! (PS. Did we mention the penguins and bunnies?)

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #44

Written by John Rozum, Tom Warburton and Jason Hall

Art by Scott Jeralds, Scott Ollie, Maurice Fontenot, The Iguana and Philip Moy

Cover by Jay Stephens

    The Secret Saturdays discover a Lost King of Africa! Plus, in The Kids Next Door, Numbah One suffers from a bad case of being dumped! And finally, Samurai Jack tries to put an end to an upcoming war!

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

LOONEY TUNES #181

Written by Frank Strom and Bill Matheny

Art by David Alvarez, Mike DeCarlo and Neal Sternecky

Cover by Scott Gross

    It’s the triumphant return of Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century – and his trusty Cadet! There’s a universal honey shortage! Can Duck Dodgers teach the Bees of the Bumble Bee Planet how to get bee-zy?

On sale December 2

32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SCOOBY-DOO #151

Written by John Rozum and Frank Strom

Art by Fabio Laguna and Scott Neely

Cover by Fabio Laguna

    A journalist tags along with the Mystery, Inc. gang hoping for an article full of excitement! Luck seems to be with him this time as Mystery, Inc. stumbles into a fantastic case involving a mysterious painting and the strange creature who seems bent on stealing it.

On sale December 9

32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

MAD ABOUT SUPER HEROES VOL. 2 TP

Written and illustrated by the Usual Gang of Idiots

    Everybody loves superhero movies! Now, MAD rains on the parade by collecting its outrageous parodies of movies including Spider-Man, THE DARK KNIGHT, Iron Man, WATCHMEN, SUPERMAN RETURNS,

X-MEN, The Incredibles, Fantastic Four, The Hulk and many more!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 192 pg, FC, $12.99 US

THE AUTHORITY #17

Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman

Art by Simon Coleby and Al Barrionuevo

Cover by Simon Coleby

    The Midnighter's quest to find a cure for the Warhol-infected Apollo has led him to the strangest confrontation imaginable – against a former member of The Authority! It's the startling conclusion to Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Simon Coleby's epic run, and it'll have mind-blowing consequences for the series! Also, the creative team taking the reins with issue #18 makes a cameo debut!

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #4

Written by Keith Giffen

Art by Darick Robertson & Trevor Scott

Cover by Gene Ha

    Plotted by superstars Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen, written by Giffen and illustrated by some of today’s most popular, uniquely talented artists, this series fills in the gap to explain where The Authority was just before “World’s End,” how they escaped from a horrifying alternate reality...and at what cost.

    Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, The Boys), Trevor Scott (BATGIRL) and cover artist Gene Ha tackle this kick-off arc as The Authority find themselves stuck on an alternate reality Earth in which they’re nothing more than comic book characters. It’s a dying reality and neither they nor the Carrier can exist inside of it! They have to get away as soon as possible, but can they before the Carrier expires?

On sale December 16 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #33

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Cruddie Torian

Cover by Rafael Albuquerque

    Nothing creates strong new bonds like a big road trip, right? Well, that might not be the case for the combined memberships of Gen 13 and Gen 14 when they trek back across the country from Tranquility as one big, not-so-happy family. But when our heroes meet travelers along the road, their bonds better form quickly, or it might be the end of Gen as we know it!

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #18

Written by Christos Gage

Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci

Cover by Ryan Sook

    The main event of “World's End” is here – slacker god Max Faraday versus evil mastermind Tao. Winner take all! Can the combined forces of the Wildcats and the briefly reunited Team Seven help save millions of surviving humans residing in St. Louis before this god war explodes? Lives are on the line, and it's time to be heroes in a big way! Can they redeem themselves for the failure to thwart Armageddon?

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS: FAMILY SECRETS TP

Written by Christos N. Gage and Keith Giffen

Art by Neil Googe, Pete Woods, Ryan Sook, Phil Jimenez and others

Cover by Neil Googe

    After struggling to survive in Los Angeles, the appeal of Majestic’s Hawaiian utopia proves to be a powerful lure for some of the team. But what’s really going on in the tropical paradise – and will the truth tear the team apart? Find out in this new title collecting WILDCATS #8-12 and WORLDSTORM SPECIAL #2.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US

WILDSTORM: AFTER THE FALL TP

Written by Christos N. Gage and Russell Uttley

Art by Trevor Hairsine, Ivan Reis, Mike McKone, Pete Woods, Phil Noto, Chris Sprouse, John Paul Leon and others

Cover by Simon Coleby

    Deathblow, Team Achilles, Backlash, Cybernary, Tao, Lord Defile, Team Seven and more star in stories that show how each survived WILDSTORM: ARMAGEDDON. Learn how they found their way in a strange new world in stories from THE AUTHORITY #1-11, WILDCATS #1-11, GEN13 #21-28 and STORMWATCH PHD #13-20.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

NORTH 40 #6

Written by Aaron Williams

Art and cover by Fiona Staples

    Marguritte, the witch of Conover County, reveals just what the town is facing: an ancient god, or a piece of one, that could spread its destruction far beyond Conover’s magically held boundaries. It’s up to Wyatt and a hexed-up gun to lure an octopus-headed engine of destruction into a trap. But the arrival of some revenge-seeking idiots might just doom the world...

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

RED HERRING #5

Written by David Tischman

Art by Philip Bond and David Hahn

Cover by Philip Bond

    Red Herring acts like a pro (and a con) as he uses subterfuge and bug spray to launch his attack. Even a surprise return by the MacGuffin won't stop Red from exterminating the Capricorn Group. And 200 feet beneath Washington, D.C., a strip poker game between Meyer Weiner and Penny Candy heats up. Waiting out an alien invasion was never so scandalous…

On sale December 9 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #47

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Art and cover by Tony Harris

    "Pro-Life” part 3! Will Mitchell Hundred's new archenemy, a dogged reporter with powers far beyond those of the Great Machine, finally bring down the mayor's administration?

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #2

Written by Ian Edginton

Art by Davide Fabbri

Cover by Simon Coleby

    The undead are returning to life, hungry for flesh and threatening all of Victorian London. Who or what is behind this horrifying plague, and can world-renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his erstwhile companion Dr. Watson solve the riddle before it’s too late? Could the long-deceased Professor Moriarty hold the key to salvation? The horror noir continues!

On sale December 23 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST #2

Written by David Lapham

Art by Kevin J. West

Cover by Federico Dallocchio

    Sgt. Riley – codenamed “Ghost” – has found himself in many a sticky situation while serving in the S.A.S. But never has a mission fallen apart so fast. On his first Joint Task Force mission, a combination of betrayal and bad luck has landed him in the hands of a blood-thirsty Mexican drug czar. Could things possibly get worse? Absolutely, yes.

    The best-selling Call of Duty video game series continues its comics debut in this 6-issue miniseries!

On sale December 9 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MATURE READERS

DANTE’S INFERNO #1

Written by Christos Gage

Art and cover by Diego Latorre

    Based on the upcoming EA video game, this classic epic poem is brought to life as never before, courtesy of writer Christos Gage (WILDCATS, X-Men/Spider-Man) and hot new artist Diego Latorre. Dante Alighieri is re-imagined as a holy warrior who has returned from the Crusades to find his beloved fiancée Beatrice murdered. When her soul is ensnared by Lucifer, only Dante has the strength and courage to break open the gates of hell and save her. But at what cost to his own immortal soul? And is Dante himself pure enough for this impossible task? Find out in this sizzling new 6-issue miniseries!

On sale December 9 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FREE REALMS #4

Written by J.S. Lewis

Art and cover by Jon Buran

    Based on the hit virtual world with over 3 million users worldwide! When Dane and Maya return to Briarwood, Darkthorne’s followers accuse them of trying to assassinate the sorceress with a deadly poison. Now the pair must survive the darkest corners of Briarwood as they search for an alchemist who can prove their innocence!

    This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

RESOLICIT • On sale December 2 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOD OF WAR #3

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Jon Bosco

Cover by Andy Park

    Kratos’ epic quest continues! In this issue, Kratos battles Poseidon, man-eating spiders and – most importantly – his own heart. He’ll also learn it’s much harder to kill a monster the second time around…

On sale December 2 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

MATURE READERS

WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL #1

Written by Mike Costa

Art by Pop Mhan

Cover by Jon Buran

Variant cover by Pop Mhan

    Kicking off a bold new direction for World of Warcraft comics! Algalon will be the judge! This special issue of WORLD OF WARCRAFT introduces new Horde and Alliance characters not yet seen in the ongoing series. Discover, through the eyes of The Observer himself, if the inhabitants of Azeroth are worthy of survival - or will they inevitably meet certain doom?

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

ONE-SHOT • On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DAYTRIPPER #1

Written by Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon

Art by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá

Cover by Gabriel Bá

    They were two of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 100 stars to watch. They’ve won multiple Eisners and have worked with the top names of comics and pop culture from Joss Whedon (Sugar Shock) and Mike Mignola (BPRD: 1947) to Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy) and Matt Fraction (Casanova).

    Now, Brazilian wonder twins Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are back writing and drawing in a hauntingly lyrical series set in their native Brazil. With DAYTRIPPER, they follow in the tradition of Craig Thompson, Paul Pope and David Mazzucchelli – cartoonists at the top of their game making comics about the quiet moments that ask big questions. Brás de Oliva Domingos is an obituary writer with a famous father, a career he hates, and tons of questions. How does a person become a successful writer? How does a man get out of his father’s shadow? But those concerns will dwarf the surprise he’ll find in the first issue – a twist both he and readers will never see coming, which will grow into a mystery about the meaning of life itself.

On sale December 9 • 1 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AIR #16

Written by G. Willow Wilson

Art and cover and M.K. Perker

    Amelia tracks Zayn to Siberia and learns more about his mysterious absence than she bargained for. Back in Amsterdam, Blythe struggles with the demons of her addiction. Can Amelia patch things up between them in time to save Blythe's life?

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DMZ #48

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Cover by John Paul Leon

    "Hearts and Minds" part 4 of 5! The USA, in the name of global stability, is abandoning all manner of negotiation, peace talks, ceasefires and diplomacy and moving forward unilaterally in its goal of a nuclear-free Manhattan. But surely this was an eventuality that Parco Delgado saw coming a mile off, right? Hey, where is Parco, anyway? And in the middle of the violence, Zee and Matty reunite.

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GREEK STREET #6

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Davide Gianfelice

Cover by Davide Furno

“GREEK STREET roars out of the gate, asserting itself fairly quickly as something special.” – NEWSARAMA

“The book has a great atmosphere…sex, violence, mystery, and…all the makings to be a good – even great – underworld drama.” – AINT IT COOL NEWS

“A reminder that some stories are too true and too dangerous to ever die. GREEK STREET crackles with Promethean fire.” – Grant Morrison

    A shocking new drama unfolds on the blood, tear and fluid-stained stage of Greek Street as disturbed mother-killer Eddie and aristo visionary, Sandy, try to get to London where Dedalus investigates a suicide and an urban witch tries to get through to a monster. Part 1 of “Cassandra Complex,” the all-new storyline to the intense and irreverent GREEK STREET.

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #2

Written by Chris Roberson

Art by Shawn McManus

Cover by Chrissie Zullo

    The jet-setting adventures of super-spy Cinderella kick into high gear when she travels to Dubai to stop a smuggling ring that’s trafficking illicit magicks from the Homelands. But when she encounters a magic-lamp-wielding Fable on a secret mission of his own, Cindy finds herself torn. Is he friend or foe?

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

MADAME XANADU #18

Written by Matt Wagner

Art and cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend

    Caught in a catfight foretold millennia past, Madame Xanadu’s immortality is put to the test. And she finds the only thing worse than an innocent housewife possessed by the devil is a housewife possessed by her first and fiercest rival.

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #91

Written by Bill Willingham

Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha

Cover by Joao Ruas

    Hell hath no fury like Geppetto scorned, and he's about to prove that to the Fables community! The puppet master has a hunch concerning the source of true power in the forest, and it's not who you'd expect. After a long talk with the mysterious Grandfather Oak, Gepetto has an offer for the Fables – and it may be one they can't refuse.

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #41

Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy

Cover by Brian Bolland

    New storyline! A new era for JACK OF FABLES begins in earnest when Jack Frost and his wooden owl MacDuff find themselves in a strange new world – a world with giant millipede mounts, ancient space elevators and ray guns that go zish! But things really get interesting when a scantily clad witch leads Jack to an ancient temple containing one of the most powerful weapons ever crafted: The Fulminate Blade.

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HUMAN TARGET TP

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Edvin Biukovic and Javier Pulido

Cover by Tim Bradstreet

    Collecting the Vertigo title that inspired the upcoming Fox TV series! Christopher Chance makes his living by turning himself into a human target. A master of disguise, he cunningly takes on the appearance and persona of men and women with contracts out against them. But when a routine assignment to impersonate an African-American minister with a bounty on his head goes south, Chance finds himself caught between a lethal assassin and a vicious gang war. After the assignment changes his life completely, Chance’s next adventure takes him into the world of Hollywood as he impersonates an aging actor to find a missing boy and flirts with the idea of leaving his dangerous life behind him.

    This volume collects the original 4-issue Vertigo HUMAN TARGET miniseries with art by Edvin Biukovic along with the follow-up, standalone, 96-page HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT OGN with art by Javier Pulido (ROBIN: YEAR ONE).

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

PREACHER BOOK TWO HC

Written by Garth Ennis

Art by Steve Dillon

Cover by Glenn Fabry

    In this new hardcover volume collecting PREACHER #13-26,

Jesse Custer, along with his girlfriend Tulip and their Irish vampire friend Cassidy, head west to a party of Babylonian proportions. Then Jesse flies to France to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into a no-holds-barred battle against the forces of the mysterious organization known as The Grail.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 10 • 368 pg, FC, $39.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: PANDEMONIUM HC

Written by Jamie Delano

Art and cover by Jock

    Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of John Constantine, Jamie Delano – the very first HELLBLAZER writer – returns for a new original graphic novel! Joining him for the occasion is fan-favorite artist Jock (THE LOSERS), who – for the first time ever – uses the meticulous techniques he’s developed for his Eisner-nominated covers to illustrate a gripping horror story tailor-made for the 21st century.

    When an alluring Muslim woman catches Constantine’s eye, she also brings trouble clattering to his doorstep: a bombing in a London museum, mysterious ancient Sumerian artifacts, an unearthly creature running rampant with renegade intentions… To protect his life and freedom, Constantine embarks on a desperate trail sprawling from the back streets of London to the detainment centers of contemporary Iraq – where the man who’s seen everything will see modern-day terror like he’s never imagined.

    Don’t miss a Sneak Peek at HELLBLAZER: PANDEMONIUM on the Vertigo Blog at http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com.

Advance-solicited; on sale February 10 • 128 pg, FC, $24.99 US

MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #262

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini

Cover by Simon Bisley

    Something wicked haunts the slums of Mumbai. But that's not Constantine; he's in India to seek the purity of spirit that might re-unite him with the girl he blames himself for killing – only to find his life in the hands of a girl he almost killed.

On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #20

Written by Matthew Sturges

Art by Luca Rossi and Michael Wm. Kaluta

Cover by Esao Andrews

    Cain has finally found his house. Harry is losing himself. Peter Keele has murder on his mind. The death toll has climbed. And all around, the ghosts of the City in the Space Between are closing in. Fig stands to lose everything she loves in the final chapter of "The Beauty of Decay.” Featuring a short story illustrated by HOUSE OF MYSTERY classic alumnus Michael Wm. Kaluta (MADAME XANADU).

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 3: THE SPACE BETWEEN TP

Written by Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham and Chris Roberson

Art by Luca Rossi, Gilbert Hernandez, Neal Adams, Ralph Reese, Sergio Aragones, David Hahn and Eric Powell

Cover by Esao Andrews

    The characters trapped inside the House of Mystery finally discover how and why they’ve been imprisoned there in this newest HOUSE OF MYSTERY volume collecting issues #11-15. This title includes issue #13, with art by comics superstars Neal Adams, Gilbert Hernandez and others.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

NORTHLANDERS #23

Written by Brian Wood

Art by Leandro Fernandez

Cover by Massimo Carnevale

    “The Plague Widow” part 3 of 8. "Deathships" haunt the Volga – floating mass graves, Viking ship crews struck down by the plague in transit. They present an irresistible temptation to the quarantined town: precious cargo there for the taking if only a volunteer could be found to risk infection and pull the ship to shore. But the plague's been hard on everyone, and to a boatload of dying Vikings, they could be thinking the same thing.

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWEET TOOTH #4

Written by Jeff Lemire

Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

    Both the desperate and the hopeful fill the long, hard road through the wasteland in Vertigo’s very different epic by award-winning creator Jeff Lemire. Everyone’s looking to survive another day, and now they’re beginning to see the young boy from the woods as the only means to that end….

On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #15

Written by Joshua Dysart

Art by Alberto Ponticelli

Cover by Dave Johnson

    The series featured in the New York Times kicks off “Dry Season,” a murder mystery in three acts. Moses tries to settle in an IDP camp in hopes of capturing some sense of his past. But a brutal murder sends him spiraling into the dark underground of the refugee population.

On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

YOUNG LIARS VOL. 3: ROCK LIFE TP

Written by David Lapham

Art and cover by David Lapham

    In this final volume collecting issues #13-18, obsession grows and Loreli’s life is in extreme danger. But are Annie’s actions noble or sinister? As events spiral out of control, Danny stumbles upon the ultimate secret — one that changes everything not only for himself and Sadie, but for the entire world.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN #8

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Peter Gross

Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“A single taste will hook readers right off...ambitious, exciting... A-” – The Onion

    Tommy Taylor has affected the lives of millions, winding his way into their dreams and fantasies. But sometimes dreams and fantasies are a poisoned cup. In the prison of Donostia, innocence meets experience with tragic results...

On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MATURE READERS

THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 1: TOMMY TAYLOR AND THE BOGUS IDENTITY TP

Written by Mike Carey

Art by Peter Gross

Cover by Yuko Shimizu

“A wish-I’d-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world.” — Brian K. Vaughan, Y: THE LAST MAN

“Fascinating...one of the brainiest and most interesting comics of the year.” — Wired

    Tom Taylor’s life was screwed from the word go. His father created the mega-popular Tommy Taylor boy-wizard fantasy novels. But dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom that fans constantly compare him to his counterpart, turning him into a lame, Z-level celebrity.

    When a scandal hints that Tom might really be the boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a mysterious, deadly group that’s secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, to all the places in world history where fictions have shaped reality.

    From Bill Willingham to Ed Brubaker, from the LA Times to Ain’t It Cool News, THE UNWRITTEN has won over fans, critics and pros. Now, don’t miss the first collected edition featuring the first five issues of the overwhelmingly acclaimed Vertigo series.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 144 pg, FC,

$9.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE WORLD I CREATE VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Ayami Kazama

CMX/FLEX COMIX. Being a “Projectionist” can bring lots of money and fame, but only if you are good at it. If you want to become one, first you need to have the power to cast a four-dimensional image. Then it is really important to be able to hone and perfect your projecting abilities. The best place to do that, of course, is at a high school filled with other aspiring Projectionists. Step into this multidimensional world with a very special student body!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • EVERYONE

STOLEN HEARTS VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Miku Sakamoto

CMX. Everyone’s afraid of Koguma—the biggest, most intimidating guy at school. So when Shinobu accidentally spills milk on his bag, you can bet she’s pretty scared. It turns out the bag contains an antique kimono, of all things. It belongs to Koguma’s grandmother, who runs a kimono shop. To make up for ruining the outfit, Shinobu’s will have to start modeling kimonos as part of grandma’s big plan to market her products to younger customers. And in the process, Shinobu’s about to discover a whole new side to the guy everyone else fears.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. In this final volume, Kei finally gets the missing ring back! She’s still in shock after finding out that her cousin, Shinogu, had the ring the whole time and that Kanzaki had been meeting with Suwa, the ring’s owner, on a regular basis. When Kei finally returns the ring, what kind of response will she get? Finally, Kanzaki has a big confession to make to Kei, but can she handle it?

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 5" x 7.375" • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

ORFINA VOL. 7

Written and illustrated by Kitsune Tennouji

CMX. Cisun doesn’t want to get Orfina mixed up with the assassins who are after him—not just to protect her but to keep Orfina from killing them. Meanwhile, Orfina finds herself in a devastated village and befriends one of the survivors. Together, they seek out the Granzians responsible for the destruction and murder of his friend. They’re on a mission for vengeance, and nothing will stop them.

Advance-solicited; on sale January 13 • 5.5” x 8” • 282 pg, B&W, $12.99 US •MATURE

VENUS CAPRICCIO VOL. 3

Written and illustrated by Mai Nishikata

CMX. Akira and Takami join forces to help save the annual high school chorus performance. After the concert Akira tells Takami he loves her…but she doesn’t seem to get it. Later, Takami flees her house after a huge fight with her brothers and seeks solace at Akira’s place. The opportunity couldn’t be more perfect for Akira to try again. But when he makes his move, the whole situation backfires!

Advance-solicited; on sale January 20 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 8

Written and illustrated by Keiko Yamada

CMX. Shirayuki has manifested a dark side and a light side, and now they are about to go head to head. If she can be freed from her evil incarnation, she can go back to being a normal girl with her family and friends on Earth. She should be happy, but she also realizes that she wants to spend the rest of her time with Prince. If so, is Shirayuki really ready to become the Queen of Hell?

Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

POISON IVY 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

With a lethal touch, Gotham City’s seductive eco-terrorist is the latest addition to DC Direct’s popular 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure line!

Covered in flora, Pamela Isley appears here in a unique costume. But remove her bustier to reveal her more traditional costume, which laces up her back!

This figure features 28 points of articulation, is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display stand.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 12, 2010 * Collector figure * $99.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: LEGACIES MULTI-PART STATUE: PART 2: KYLE RAYNER AND A MANHUNTER ROBOT

SCULPTED BY MIKE LOCASCIO

This multi-part statue is a must-have for Green Lantern fans. Green Lanterns from different eras appear together on a Lantern-shaped base, along with their predecessors, the Manhunters, as well as the Guardians of the Universe.

The statue is made up of four separate pieces (sold in three parts), which form a single statue.

Solicited this month is Part 2 of the multi-part statue, featuring Kyle Rayner (in his original costume) and an original Manhunter robot. This part of the statue follows Part 1, solicited last month and featuring Hal Jordan and both classic and modern versions of the Guardians of the Universe. Part 3 (to be solicited next month) will feature John Stewart and Guy Gardner.

The bases of each piece slide together to form a Lantern-shaped base on which all of the characters stand. Each of the three parts includes a piece of the fourth portion of the statue, which can be easily assembled to form Alan Scott, who rises up from the center of the piece. All three parts of the statue are needed to make Alan Scott.

Part 2 of this statue measures approximately 9.75” high x 6” wide x 10.25” deep, while the entire multi-part statue measures approximately 16” high x 10.5” wide x 11.75” deep when fully assembled.

The GREEN LANTERN: LEGACIES MULTI-PART STATUE is limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 26, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

GOTHAM CITY STORIES: PART 2: CATWOMAN

SCULPTED BY JOSEPH MENNA

The second in DC Direct’s series of dimensional display pieces, Catwoman joins the GOTHAM CITY STORIES line! Using her whip to balance as she crawls out the window, Catwoman and her kitty accomplice make off with a bag of money and some jewels among their loot!

DC Direct has created a new way for fans and collectors to celebrate their favorite DC Comics characters. This highly detailed resin rendition of Catwoman is designed to hang on the wall or be displayed on a desk or shelf. Each piece in the GOTHAM CITY STORIES series tells a story on its own, and when multiple pieces of the series are displayed together, new and different stories emerge.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain display piece measures approximately 5.75" high x 5.75" wide x 2.75" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 5, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

DC DYNAMICS: BATMAN STATUE

DESIGNED AND SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

DC Direct’s exquisite new statue gallery series, featuring dynamic interpretations of classic superheroes, continues!

Award-winning sculptor Tim Bruckner has transformed his original designs of the most recognizable DC heroes into some of the most outstanding, upscale statues DC Direct has ever produced. Each statue features a base that captures the character’s interaction with the surrounding environment.

The third in a series of six statues scheduled to be released in 2010, Batman is seen emerging from a plume of smoke.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11” high x 7” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 19, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

DC ORIGINS SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURE TWO-PACKS

Trace the history of some of the most popular DC Comics characters with these special two-pack action figure sets!

Each set includes two full-sized figures packaged together – one based on art from the character’s early appearances and the other based on art from the modern era.

One collectible trading card featuring each character will also be included in each package.

All figures feature multiple points of articulation and include display bases and character-specific accessories.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

CATWOMAN

6” H (CLASSIC)

6.75” H (MODERN)

THE JOKER

6.5” H (CLASSIC)

6.75” H (MODERN)

NIGHTWING

6.25” H (CLASSIC)

6.5” H (MODERN)

BATMAN

6.75” H (MODERN)

6.5” H (CLASSIC)

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Advance-solicited; on sale May 5, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

THE DARK KNIGHT: 1:6 SCALE BATMAN (SONAR) MMS DX

BY HOT TOYS

Under special arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer the second 1:6 scale figure in the Movie Masterpiece Series Deluxe (MMS DX) – Batman with sonar vision, just as he is portrayed in the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight!

Hot Toys continues to revolutionize the technology of 1:6 scale figures with this incredible piece. This deluxe version of Batman includes two interchangeable heads and three interchangeable faces to capture Batman’s classic facial expressions. One head features the Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), which allows the life-like eyeballs to be moved in any direction, much like human eyes! The alternate head features the sonar vision devise, with button cell batteries allowing the eyes to light up!

The figure stands approximately 12 inches tall, has more than 32 points of articulation, is dressed in Batman’s new Batsuit, includes an array of weapons and other accessories, three sets of interchangeable hands and a deluxe light-up stand!

Packaged in a 4-color box. Batteries included.

Limited Edition!

Advance-solicited; on sale May 26, 2010 * Collector figure * $195 US

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY FRANK QUITELY

BASED ON THE ART OF FRANK QUITELY

SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

For the first time in the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE line, Dick Grayson dons the mantle of the bat.

Eisner Award-winning artist Frank Quitely’s cover from the first issue of the best-selling BATMAN AND ROBIN is adapted here in classic black and white.

The statue measures approximately 7” high x 4.5” wide x 3.25” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.

Limited edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 5, 2010 * Statue * $80 US

VILLAINS OF THE DC UNIVERSE:THE JOKER BUST

DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK • SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

SURPRISE! It’s The Joker in a box!

This modern interpretation of the Clown Prince of Crime features Batman’s #1 foe leering at the Dark Knight’s cowl as he bursts out of a jack-in-the-box base.

The second villain to infiltrate the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust line was designed by New York Times best-selling artist Gary Frank. The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 5.75” high x 4.5” wide x 2.5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 12, 2010 * Bust * $70 US

DC CHRONICLES: SUPERMAN STATUE

SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

The Man of Steel is the second statue in a new series that captures the original depictions of DC Comics’ most renowned heroes.

While evoking a gritty, old-school feel with Superman bending a tommy gun, this statue is a modern, sculptural interpretation of Metropolis’ hero.

The DC Chronicles statue line has a consistent base, and the retro-style logo on the base further gives the piece a sense of the period from which it originated.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.75” high x 4” wide x 4” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 12, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US

UNI-FORMZ: THE FLASH

The Flash is the fourth character to join the stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZ line, inspired by the designer toy phenomenon!

These unique versions of The Flash and related characters are must-haves for both collectors of contemporary toy design and fans of the Scarlet Speedster.

Three characters from The Flash’s life are available: the classic version of The Flash, dressed in his traditional red uniform; the villain Zoom, dressed in his traditional yellow uniform; and Black Flash, dressed, of course, in a black uniform.

Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce them again!

In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Flash variants (Zoom and Black Flash) will be produced in far lower quantities.

These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ The Flash figures each feature 12 points of articulation, stand approximately 8” tall and are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.

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Advance-solicited; on sale May 26, 2010 * Vinyl * PI

FABLES PORTFOLIO SET

Art by James Jean

For the first time ever, some of the stunning cover art from Bill Willingham’s best-selling, award-winning Vertigo series FABLES is presented in a format perfect for framing!

Twelve prints by multiple Eisner Award-winning artist James Jean are printed on high-quality 4-color matte paper stock, collected in a 4-color folder and shrink-wrapped together. All 12 prints measure approximately 8” x 10” and are ready for instant framing.

Advance-solicited; on sale May 26, 2010 * Portfolio* $29.99 US

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