DC Comics Direct Channel #825

by Jeff

April 3, 2007 17 pages Issue #825

52 NEWS FROM DC COMICS! DC COMICS MAKES 52 FINALE A 48-PAGE ISSUE AT NO EXTRA COST

On May 2, DC Comics’ landmark series 52 comes to its incredible end with WEEK 52, a finale no one will want to miss!

Now, DC announces that this historic issue will run 48 pages — with a 40 page story — at no extra cost!


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52 Week #52

The 52 writing team of Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid and breakdown artist Keith Giffen are joined by top artists including pencillers Mike McKone, Justiniano, Darick Robertson, Eddy Barrows, Pat Olliffe and Chris Batista and inkers Andy Lanning, Rodney Ramos, Waldon Wong and Drew Geraci. Also, this issue features a special wraparound cover by acclaimed artist J.G. Jones.

52 WEEK 52 (FEB070244) is solicited in the February Previews. Retailers may adjust orders on this issue through the Final Order Cutoff date of April 12. 52 WEEK 52 is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 2 with a cover price of $2.50 U.S.

DC COMICS CONTINUES SPECIAL SALES INCENTIVE WITH SECOND MONTH OF COUNTDOWN

DC Comics’ amazing new weekly series COUNTDOWN continues in June with issues #47-44, solicited in the April Previews (Volume XVII #4). And with those issues, DC continues its offer of full returnability for qualifying retailers.

Retailers must meet DC’s qualification levels each month to take advantage of this incentive. To qualify to make returns on COUNTDOWN #47-44, retailers must place final orders on each of these issues equal to or greater than their orders on 52 WEEK 48 (FEB070240).

Qualifying retailers will be required to return stripped covers from returnable issues of COUNTDOWN and an affidavit of destruction to Diamond Comic Distributors at a date to be named later. Retailers will be then be issued credit for each copy, minus 10% of the cover price ($.29).

COUNTDOWN #47-44 are solicited in the April Previews (Volume XVII #4).

DC COMICS ADJUSTS RETAILER ORDERS ON ACTION COMICS #848

Following the announcement of new contents for ACTION COMICS #848 (JAN070267) and cancelling orders on the ACTION COMICS #848 3-D EDITION (JAN070268), DC Comics announces that retailer orders on ACTION COMICS #848 will be matched to orders on ACTION COMICS #846 (OCT060166).


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Action Comics #848

As a reminder, ACTION COMICS #848 (JAN070267) features part 1 of the 2-part story “Redemption,” written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Allan Goldman & Ron Randall and a cover by Brad Walker & Robin Riggs. In this issue, Superman must travel the world from the wilds of Colorado to the plains of Africa to battle an uncontrollable power with an unbelievable source!

Orders for ACTION COMICS #848 (JAN070267) may be adjusted through its Final Order Cutoff date of April 5. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 25. This issue will be made returnable at a later date.

PRICE CORRECTION ON STORMWATCH: PHD VOL. 1 TP

Please note that the cover price of the STORMWATCH: PHD. VOL. 1 TP (APR070252) was incorrect in the April Previews. The correct price is $17.99 U.S.

CORRECTION ON BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HCS

Please note that the BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC (MAR070177) was listed incorrectly in the March Previews Order Form. This title is a hardcover, scheduled to arrive in stores on June 20 with a cover price of $24.99 U.S. Retailers may adjust orders on it through the new Final Order Cutoff date of April 5.


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Batman Ego And Other Tales TPB

DC OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, APRIL 6

The offices of DC Comics and WildStorm Productions will be closed Friday, April 6 for Good Friday.

BACK TO PRESS!

The following titles have been reprinted and are available for order:

THE INVISIBLES: THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP (JAN078237) (3rd printing)
JLA VOL. 8: DIVIDED WE FALL TP (FEB058317) (3rd printing)
JLA VOL 18: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE TP (NOV050272) (2nd printing)
YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 3 (DEC050309) (2nd printing)

DCCOMICS.COM UPDATE

Retailers now may get an advance look at selected upcoming DC projects at dccomics.com. New on the site is a Sneak Peek of the following title which was solicited in Previews.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 — JAN070296 & JAN070297
http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=6959

SHIPPING CHANGES

AMERICAN VIRGIN #13 (VERTIGO) JAN070365 4/4/07 3/28/07
BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY MATT WAGNER (DC DIRECT) SEP060336 4/4/07 4/18/07
JACK OF FABLES #9 (VERTIGO) JAN070373 4/4/07 3/28/07
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 COVER A JAN070296 4/4/07 3/21/07
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 COVER B JAN070297 4/4/07 3/21/07
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 VARIANT EDITION JAN070298 4/4/07 3/21/07
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #28 JAN070314 4/4/07 3/28/07
SUPERMAN #661 DEC060191 4/4/07 2/14/07
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #33 NOV060190 4/4/07 1/24/07
TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 1 (CMX) DEC060262 4/4/07 3/28/07
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #7 OCT060165 4/11/07 12/20/06
LOVELESS #17 (VERTIGO) JAN070375 4/11/07 3/28/07
MAD MAGAZINE #477 FEB070312 4/11/07 4/4/07
RUSH CITY #6 OCT060222 4/11/07 12/27/06
TEEN TITANS #45 JAN070321 4/11/07 3/14/07
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #6 DEC060246 4/11/07 2/28/07
DC MINIMATES WAVE THREE (DC DIRECT) DEC060322 4/18/07 4/25/07
DMZ #18 (VERTIGO) FEB070349 4/18/07 4/11/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT (DC DIRECT) SEP060329 4/18/07 4/25/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT (DC DIRECT) SEP060330 4/18/07 4/25/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: WARLORD ACTION FIGURE (DC DIRECT) SEP060331 4/18/07 4/25/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE (DC DIRECT) SEP060332 4/18/07 4/25/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: ATOM ACTION FIGURE (DC DIRECT) SEP060333 4/18/07 4/25/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE (DC DIRECT) SEP060334 4/18/07 4/25/07
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: BLUE BEETLE ACTION FIGURE (DC DIRECT) SEP060335 4/18/07 4/25/07
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 FEB070281 4/18/07 4/4/07
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 VARIANT EDITION FEB070282 4/18/07 4/4/07
MANHUNTER #30 FEB070290 4/18/07 4/4/07
SUPERMAN #662 JAN070269 4/18/07 3/14/07
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #34 JAN070273 4/18/07 3/21/07
ACTION COMICS #848 JAN070267 4/25/07 3/28/07
ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #3 (WILDSTORM) OCT060266 4/25/07 12/27/06
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 FEB070251 4/25/07 4/11/07
THE EXTERMINATORS #16 (VERTIGO) FEB070351 4/25/07 4/4/07
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN HC (VERTIGO) DEC060289 4/25/07 4/18/07
SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3 FEB070294 4/25/07 4/4/07
100 BULLETS #83 (VERTIGO) FEB070343 5/2/07 4/11/07
AMERICAN VIRGIN #14 (VERTIGO) FEB070346 5/2/07 4/25/07
BATMAN #665 FEB070247 5/2/07 4/25/07
CHECKMATE #13 FEB070269 5/2/07 4/25/07
DEADMAN #9 (VERTIGO) FEB070348 5/2/07 4/18/07
GREEN LANTERN #63 FEB070275 5/2/07 4/25/07
HAWKGIRL #63 FEB070288 5/2/07 4/25/07
JACK OF FABLES #10 (VERTIGO) FEB070352 5/2/07 4/25/07
TEEN TITANS #46 FEB070301 5/2/07 4/11/07
BATMAN #665 FEB070247 5/9/07 4/25/07
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #7 FEB070295 5/9/07 4/25/07
LOVELESS #18 (VERTIGO) FEB070358 5/16/07 4/25/07
SUPERGIRL #17 MAR070184 5/16/07 5/2/07
WONDER WOMAN #9 MAR070228 5/23/07 5/16/07
WILDCATS #2 (WILDSTORM) JAN070347 5/30/07 3/28/07
WILDCATS #2 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM) JAN070348 5/30/07 3/28/07
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 FEB070259 6/20/07 4/4/07
WONDER WOMAN LINDA CARTER STATUE (DC DIRECT) SEP060321 6/27/07 4/4/07
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC (ABC) JUL060241 TBA 10/25/06

ARRIVING IN STORES THIS WEEK: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 4, 2007

52 WEEK 48 FEB070240
ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN HC DEC060178
THE ALL NEW ATOM #10 FEB070263
AMERICAN SPLENDOR: ANOTHER DAY TP (VERTIGO) JAN070366
AMERICAN VIRGIN #13 (VERTIGO) JAN070365
BATMAN: DETECTIVE TP JAN070261
CIPHER VOL. 7 (CMX) JAN070336
DANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #1 (WILDSTORM) FEB070334
DETECTIVE COMICS #831 FEB070248
JACK OF FABLES #9 (VERTIGO) JAN070373
JONAH HEX #18 FEB070289
JONAH HEX VOL. 2: GUNS OF VENGEANCE TP JAN070305
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 COVER A JAN070296
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 COVER B JAN070297
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 VARIANT EDITION JAN070298
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #32 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070305
LOONEY TUNES #149 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070310
MIDNIGHTER #6 (WILDSTORM) FEB070324
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #7 (WILDSTORM) FEB070341
NIGHTWING #131 FEB070253
SCALPED #4 (VERTIGO) FEB070360
SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY TP JAN070311
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 1 TP JAN070317
SUPERGIRL #16 FEB070260
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #28 JAN070314
SUPERMAN #661 DEC060191
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #33 NOV060190
TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 1 (CMX) DEC060262
VS. (VERSUS) VOL. 5 (CMX) JAN070341
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #5 (WILDSTORM) FEB070338
DC Direct
BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY MATT WAGNER SEP060336

ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 11, 2007

52 WEEK 49 FEB070241
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #7 OCT060165
ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC DEC060188
THE BATMAN STRIKES! #32 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070304
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #12 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070308
CLAW: THE UNCONQUERED TP (WILDSTORM) JAN070357
CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE TP JAN070286
DENSHA OTOKO VOL. 3 (CMX) JAN070335
FABLES #60 (VERTIGO) FEB070350
FRIDAY THE 13TH #5 (WILDSTORM) FEB070340
GEN13 #7 (WILDSTORM) FEB070326
GREEN ARROW #73 FEB070278
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #11 FEB070276
GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #2 (WILDSTORM) FEB070325
JLA CLASSIFIED #37 FEB070280
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 (3RD PRINT) FEB078133
LOVELESS #17 (VERTIGO) JAN070375
MAD KIDS #7 FEB070313
MAD MAGAZINE #477 FEB070312
RUSH CITY #6 OCT060222
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #5 (VERTIGO) FEB070356
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 5: DR. DEATH AND THE NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER TP (VERTIGO) JAN070379
STORMWATCH PHD #6 (WILDSTORM) FEB070327
TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #7 FEB070300
TEEN TITANS #45 JAN070321
TENJHO TENGE VOL. 13 (CMX) JAN070340
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #6 DEC060246
WONDER WOMAN #7 FEB070302
DC Direct
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT SEP060322
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT SEP060323
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BATZARRO ACTION FIGURE SEP060324
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BIZARRO ACTION FIGURE SEP060325
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: SUPERWOMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP060326
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP060327
SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BATMAN BEYOND ACTION FIGURE SEP060328

ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 18, 2007

52 WEEK 50 FEB070242
AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #51 FEB070265
ARMY @ LOVE #2 (VERTIGO) FEB070345
BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK TP JAN070265
BIRDS OF PREY #105 FEB070267
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #3 FEB070266
CANON VOL. 1 (CMX) JAN070333
DMZ #18 (VERTIGO) FEB070349
EX MACHINA #27 (WILDSTORM) FEB070339
THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #11 FEB070274
HELLBLAZER #231 (VERTIGO) FEB070353
HELLBLAZER: REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL TP (VERTIGO) JAN070374
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 FEB070281
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 VARIANT EDITON FEB070282
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070306
MANHUNTER #30 FEB070290
NIGHTWING ANNUAL #2 FEB070252
RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 4 (CMX) JAN070339
ROBIN #161 FEB070250
SCOOBY-DOO #119 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070311
SHADOWPACT #12 FEB070291
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 3 TP JAN070318
THE SPIRIT #5 FEB070296
SUPERMAN #662 JAN070269
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #34 JAN070273
TESTAMENT #17 (VERTIGO) FEB070357
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #6 (WILDSTORM) FEB070342
WONDER WOMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP JAN070323
WORLD WAR III PART ONE: A CALL TO ARMS FEB070236
WORLD WAR III PART TWO: THE VALIANT FEB070237
WORLD WAR III PART THREE: HELL IS FOR HEROES FEB070238
WORLD WAR III PART FOUR: UNITED WE STAND FEB070239
DC Direct
DC MINIMATES WAVE THREE DEC060322
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT SEP060329
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT SEP060330
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: WARLORD ACTION FIGURE SEP060331
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE SEP060332
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: ATOM ACTION FIGURE SEP060333
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE SEP060334
FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: BLUE BEETLE ACTION FIGURE SEP060335

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