DC Comics Direct Channel #828

by Jeff

April 24, 2007 14 pages Issue #828

DC COMICS SENDS SOLD-OUT JUSTICE LEAGUE ISSUES BACK TO PRESS FOR NEW PRINTINGS

With JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Third Printing both sold out at DC Comics, these issues are being sent back to press for new printings.

“This is an amazing testament to the hard work everyone on this book put in,” says Group Editor Eddie Berganza. “It started with Brad Meltzer, of course, and then Ed Benes did an amazing job on the pencils, Sandra Hope enhanced it in ink, Rob Leigh complimented it with his lettering, and Alex Sinclair made it all sing with his color. Then it was all wrapped up under an amazing cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. As the first reader of all this, I was saying ‘wow’ every step of the way. Thank you, readers and retailers, for your acknowledgement time and time again!”

The JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Fourth Printing (MAR078121) will feature a recolored version of the variant cover by Michael Turner. The JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 Second Printing (MAR078122) will feature a pencils-only version of the variant cover by Turner. Both are scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.

To ensure delivery of these issues on May 16, retailers must place orders by Sunday, May 6; please note that quantities will be limited and may sell out before May 16. Retailers may order the issue by contacting their Diamond Customer Service Representative or DC Sales Representative, or by email at reorders@diamondcomics.com.

Other issues are available as follows:

* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 (MAY060172) is in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 (AUG060211) is in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 (SEP060235) is in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 (OCT060209) is in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 (DEC060227) is in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 Variant cover A (JAN070296) and Variant cover B (JAN070297) are both in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 (FEB070281) is in stock and available for reorder.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 (MAR070204) is available for advance reorder and scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 (APR070199) and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 Variant Edition (APR070200) are solicited in the April Previews and scheduled to arrive in stores on June 20.
* JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 (MAY070172) and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 Variant Edition (MAY070173) are solicited in the May Previews and scheduled to arrive in stores on July 18.

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Also, the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC (FEB070285), collecting issues #1-7 of the hit series, is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 6.

DC COMICS CONTINUES SPECIAL SALES INCENTIVE WITH THIRD MONTH OF COUNTDOWN

DC Comics’ new weekly series COUNTDOWN is set to continue in July with issues #43-40, solicited in the May Previews (Volume XVII #5). As with the first two months of the series, 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 #43-40, retailers must place final orders on each of these issues equal to or greater than their orders on 52 WEEK 51 (FEB070243).

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).

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COUNTDOWN #47-44 are solicited in the May Previews (Volume XVII #5).

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ‘KRYPTONITE’

The line between comic book fiction and reality blurred together today in the form of a white, brittle rock. Kryptonite, the sometimes green, glowing mineral that has plagued Superman for decades was discovered somewhere outside the confines of a paneled page – specifically, Serbia.

A new mineral, matching the chemical composition for kryptonite suggested in ‘Superman Returns,’ was discovered by a team of geologists in a Serbian mine, according to London’s Natural History Museum. Unable to find a suitable match to a known mineral, the geologists turned to the Internet, which revealed the rock’s relation to the most famous element in comic books.

“The universe is full of mysteries, and some have been foreshadowed by comics,” said Paul Levitz, DC Comics President and Publisher. “We look forward to scientists figuring this one out.”

The real world version of “kryptonite” – which according to media reports will be officially named “jadarite,” after the place where it was discovered and because it does not contain the element krypton – is white, does not glow and is reportedly harmless to humans and/or natives of the planet Krypton.

Despite the harmless nature of this world’s kryptonite, Superman is far from off the hook. The first storyline in the newly-launched ongoing SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL series, from writer Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier) and artist Tim Sale (whose work has been featured on NBC’s “Heroes”), revealed a new take on Superman’s first encounter with the malicious mineral, and how it affected a young Superman’s early career as a hero.

The mineral, which is a potential source of lithium and boron, will be put on display tomorrow at the West London museum. Reports that the mineral will be encased in lead are unconfirmed.

NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMNIST LIZ SMITH PLUGS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA PROMOTION

In the April 24 New York Post, columnist Liz Smith reports on the ad for JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA that appears in the paperback edition of Brad Meltzer’s novel The Book of Fate. As Smith writes, “Superman and Batman have become the first superheroes to be advertised in the back of a mainstream book.” Smith’s column is nationally syndicated.

SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS FEATURED IN TV GUIDE

The April 30 TV Guide features SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS as part of an article on Supernatural. The article includes panels from the comic as well as the Comic Shop Locator Service number.

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MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 TO ARRIVE IN STORES ON MAY 23

Please note that due to a printing error, MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 (JAN070334) is now scheduled to arrive in stores on May 23.

BATMAN AND SON HC PRICE UPDATE

The BATMAN AND SON HC (APR070165), scheduled to arrive in stores on August 8, was solicited with the wrong cover price. The correct cover price is $19.99 U.S.

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GREEN LANTERN: WANTED TP PAGE COUNT UPDATE

The GREEN LANTERN: WANTED — HAL JORDAN HC (APR070192) is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 1 at 144 pages. The page count was incorrect in solicitation.

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BACK TO PRESS!

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

GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC (DEC068061) (4th printing) Now priced $49.99/60.99
THE MAXX VOL. 1 TP (OCT068040) (3rd printing) Now priced $17.99/23.99
PLANETARY VOL. 3: LEAVING THE 20TH CENTURY TP (JAN050354) (2nd printing)

SHIPPING CHANGES

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
100 BULLETS #83 (VERTIGO) FEB070343 5/2/07 4/11/07
AMERICAN VIRGIN #14 (VERTIGO) FEB070346 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
SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3 FEB070294 5/2/07 4/4/07
SUPERMAN #662 JAN070269 5/2/07 3/14/07
TEEN TITANS #46 FEB070301 5/2/07 4/11/07
JACK OF FABLES #10 (VERTIGO) FEB070352 5/9/07 4/25/07
BATMAN #665 FEB070247 5/16/07 4/25/07
HELLBLAZER: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW TP (VERTIGO) FEB070354 5/16/07 5/9/07
NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS’ STARDUST HC (VERTIGO) JAN070377 5/16/07 5/2/07
SUPERGIRL #17 MAR070184 5/16/07 5/2/07
DEADMAN #10 (VERTIGO) MAR070269 5/23/07 5/16/07
MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 (CMX) JAN070334 5/23/07 4/25/07
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #7 FEB070295 5/23/07 4/25/07
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 #663 MAR070183 6/6/07 5/9/07
LOVELESS #18 (VERTIGO) FEB070358 6/13/07 4/25/07
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 FEB070259 6/20/07 4/4/07
WONDER WOMAN LYNDA CARTER STATUE (DC DIRECT) SEP060321 6/27/07 4/4/07
WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST (DC DIRECT) OCT060315 7/5/07 5/9/07
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC (ABC) JUL060241 TBA 10/25/06

ARRIVING IN STORES THIS WEEK: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 25, 2007

52 WEEK 51 FEB070243
ACTION COMICS #848 JAN070267
AMAZONS ATTACK #1 FEB070246
ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #3 (WILDSTORM) OCT060266
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 FEB070251
BLUE BEETLE #14 FEB070268
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #32 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070309
CATWOMAN #66 FEB070249
CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON’S BLOOD #6 FEB070279
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #6 (VERTIGO) FEB070347
THE EXTERMINATORS #16 (VERTIGO) FEB070351
FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #35 FEB070273
GALS VOL. 10 (CMX) JAN070337
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN HC (VERTIGO) DEC060289
HAWKGIRL: THE MAW TP JAN070292
JSA CLASSIFIED #25 FEB070287
JUSTICE #11 FEB070286
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 FEB070283
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 VARIANT EDITON FEB070284
NINJA SCROLL #8 (WILDSTORM) FEB070336
OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1 FEB070293
PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 3 (CMX) JAN070338
RED MENACE #6 (WILDSTORM) FEB070337
THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 21 HC DEC060251
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #29 FEB070292
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4: ADULT EDUCATION TP JAN070315
TEEN TITANS GO! #42 (JOHNNY DC) FEB070307
THUNDERBOLT JAXON TP (WILDSTORM) JAN070353
WETWORKS #8 (WILDSTORM) FEB070328
WONDER WOMAN #8 FEB070303
Promo Items
AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURES PROMO POSTER DEC068237

ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — MAY 2, 2007

100 BULLETS #83 (VERTIGO) FEB070343
52 WEEK 52 FEB070244
THE ALL NEW ATOM #11 MAR070193
THE ALL NEW ATOM VOL. 1: MY LIFE IN MINIATURE TP FEB070264
AMERICAN VIRGIN #14 (VERTIGO) FEB070346
CHECKMATE #13 FEB070269
DANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #2 (WILDSTORM) MAR070255
DEADMAN #9 (VERTIGO) FEB070348
DETECTIVE COMICS #832 MAR070168
THE EXTERMINATORS #17 (VERTIGO) MAR070268
FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 9 (CMX) FEB070317
GREEN LANTERN #19 FEB070275
HAWKGIRL #63 FEB070288
JONAH HEX #19 MAR070212
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #33 (JOHNNY DC) MAR070231
LOONEY TUNES #150 (JOHNNY DC) MAR070235
MAD MAGAZINE #478 MAR070237
MIDNIGHTER #7 (WILDSTORM) MAR070251
OMUKAE DESU VOL. 4 (CMX) FEB070319
SCALPED #5 (VERTIGO) MAR070277
SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3 FEB070294
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 1 TP FEB070298
SUPERMAN #662 JAN070269
SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #1 (WILDSTORM) MAR070257
TEEN TITANS #46 FEB070301
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #6 (WILDSTORM) MAR070258
DC Direct
52 ACTION FIGURES MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT OCT060299
52 ACTION FIGURES INNER CASE ASSORTMENT OCT060300
52: ANIMAL MAN ACTION FIGURE OCT060301
52: SUPERNOVA ACTION FIGURE OCT060302
52: ISIS ACTION FIGURE OCT060303
52: BATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE OCT060304
52: BOOSTER GOLD ACTION FIGURE OCT060305
JLA COVER TO COVER STATUE: GREEN LANTERN OCT060316

ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — MAY 9, 2007

BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP FEB070254
THE BATMAN STRIKES! #33 (JOHNNY DC) MAR070230
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #13 (JOHNNY DC) MAR070233
COUNTDOWN 51 MAR070187
THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 10 (CMX) FEB070315
DMZ #19 (VERTIGO) MAR070270
FRIDAY THE 13TH #6 (WILDSTORM) MAR070260
GEN13 #8 (WILDSTORM) MAR070247
GREEN ARROW #74 MAR070202
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12 MAR070201
GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1: TO BE A LANTERN TP FEB070277
GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #3 (WILDSTORM) MAR070249
JACK OF FABLES #10 (VERTIGO) FEB070352
JLA CLASSIFIED #38 MAR070211
MAD CLASSICS #15 MAR070238
MUSASHI #9 VOL. 11 (CMX) FEB070318
MYSTERY IN SPACE #8 MAR070214
NIGHTWING #132 MAR070171
OUTSIDERS #47 MAR070216
STORMWATCH PHD #7 (WILDSTORM) MAR070250
TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #8 MAR070225
Y: THE LAST MAN #56 (VERTIGO) MAR070279
Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 9: MOTHERLAND TP (VERTIGO) FEB070362

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