DC Comics Direct Channel #834

by Jeff

June 5, 2007

For more information on all of DC’s titles, visit the fully searchable Comics or Graphic Novels sections of dccomics.com.

DC COMICS CONTINUES MINX SALES INCENTIVE WITH CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH

CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH, the latest title from DC Comics’ new Minx imprint, is advance solicited in June Previews to arrive in stores on September 12. With that, DC announces the next Minx sales incentive.

Retailers may qualify to make full returns on this title as follows:

DC Comics Retailer Discount Minimum Qualifying order

35% 2 copies
40% 2 copies
50% 4 copies
52.50% 4 copies
55% 6 copies
56% 10 copies
57% 15 copies

For example, a retailer with a 50% DC Comics discount must order a minimum of four copies of CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH to qualify for full returnability.

The offer is valid through the Final Order Cutoff date of July 12, and only in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
DC will announce the return window for this title at a later date.

CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH (JUNE070258) is solicited in the May Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 12 .

The remaining Minx titles for 2007 include:

* WATER BABY (October)
* KIMMIE66 (November)

As a reminder, these Minx titles are available as follows:

o THE PLAIN JANES (FEB070235) is available for reorder.
o RE-GIFTERS (MAR070261) is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 13.
o CLUBBING (APR070257) is solicited in the April Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on July 11. Retailers may qualify to make full returns through the Final Order Cut off date of June 7 under the terms outlined above.
o GOOD AS LILY (MAY07022) is solicited in the May Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 15. Retailers may qualify to make full returns through the new Final Order Cut off date of June 14 under the terms outlined above.

REMINDER: BATMAN NEON SIGN STILL AVAILABLE FOR ORDER

As a reminder, the BATMAN NEON SIGN (MAY070271) is available for order now. The Final Order Cutoff date on this item is Thursday, June 7. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 19.

Ideal for window display, the BATMAN NEON SIGN measures 7.625” deep by 15.3125” tall by 26.875” wide and is in the shape of Batman’s chest emblem.

The BATMAN NEON SIGN is a promotional item, and is not for resale. It is available to retailers in good standing with Diamond Comic Distributors, one sign per retail location, at a net cost of $150.00 U.S. per unit. Please note that due to power system differences, this item will be available only in the U.S. and Canada.

DC COMICS PROJECTS AND CREATORS NOMINATED FOR 2007 HARVEY AWARDS

The nominees for the 2007 Harvey Awards have been announced, including several DC Comics projects and creators.

The winners will be announced at the Baltimore Comic Con on September 8.

DC thanks all who took part in the voting process, and congratulates all the nominees.

DC Comics’ 2007 Harvey Award nominees are:w

BEST WRITER

* Grant Morrison, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN
* Brian K. Vaughan, Y: THE LAST MAN

BEST ARTIST

* Frank Quitely, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN

BEST INKER

* Steve Leialoha, FABLES

BEST COLORIST

* Jamison Services, WILL EISNER’S THE SPIRIT VOLUME 19

BEST COVER ARTIST

* James Jean, FABLES
* J.G. Jones, 52

BEST NEW SERIES

* 52
* THE SPIRIT

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES

* THE SPIRIT

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED

* ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY

* PRIDE OF BAGHDAD
* SOLO #11

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION

* THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – ORIGINAL

* PRIDE OF BAGHDAD by Brian K. Vaughn and Niko Henrichon

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY PRAISES RE-GIFTERS

The June 4 Publishers Weekly includes a review of RE-GIFTERS, calling it “funny and touching in equal parts and . . . carried off in fine style,” and praising the story’s protagonist, Dixie, as “charming and spirited.”

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #8 COVER UPDATE

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #8 (JUN070202), solicited in the June Previews, will arrive in stores with an Alex Ross cover spotlighting Liberty Belle.

The Power Girl cover that appears in solicitation will run on issue #9 instead.

ALAN MOORE: THE COMPLETE WILDC.A.T.S TP CLARIFICATION

Please note that the ALAN MOORE: THE COMPLETE WILDC.A.T.S TP (MAY070211) was incorrectly listed in the May Previews Order Form as a hardcover.

Also, this item has a new Final Order Cutoff date of July 19.

A MAN CALLED KEVIN TP PRICE UPDATE

The A MAN CALLED KEVIN TP (MAR070253) will arrive in stores with a cover price of $14.99 U.S. The title was solicited at $19.99 U.S.

BACK TO PRESS!

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

100 BULLETS: THE COUNTERFIFTH DETECTIVE TP (APR058054) (4th printing) Now priced $12.99/15.99 Can.
100 BULLETS: FOREGONE TOMORROW TP (MAY058170) (4th printing) Now priced $17.99/21.99 Can.
ASTRO CITY: LOCAL HEROES TP (OCT068039) (2nd printing) Now priced $19.99/ 26.99 Can.
BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND VOL. 4 TP (JUL058015) (4th printing) Now priced $17.99/ 21.99 Can.
PREACHER VOL 8: ALL HELL’S A-COMING TP (SEP058101) (5th printing) Now priced $17.99/ 21.99
SUPERMAN/DOOMSDAY OMNIBUS TP (APR060196) (2nd printing) Now priced $19.99/ 23.99 Can.

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 titles which were solicited in Previews.

BATMAN/LOBO: DEADLY SERIOUS #1 (of 2) — JUN070166
http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=7793

SILVERFISH HC – MAR070262

http://www.dccomics.com/graphic_novels/?gn=7363

SHIPPING CHANGES

JACK OF FABLES #11 (VERTIGO) MAR070274 6/6/07 5/30/07
SUPERMAN #663 MAR070183 6/6/07 5/9/07
WONDER WOMAN VS. SUPERMAN STATUE (DC DIRECT) OCT060313 6/6/07 5/30/07
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC JAN070303 6/13/07 5/30/07
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC FEB070285 6/13/07 6/6/07
LOVELESS #18 (VERTIGO) FEB070358 6/13/07 4/25/07
MAD CLASSICS #16 APR070233 6/13/07 6/6/07
SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES APR070179 6/13/07 6/6/07
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #7 FEB070295 6/13/07 4/25/07
WHO’S WHO MYSTERY BOX SET SERIES 3 (DC DIRECT) NOV060316 6/13/07 6/6/07
ARMY @ LOVE #4 (VERTIGO) APR070262 6/20/07 6/13/07
THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #13 APR070194 6/20/07 6/6/07
HELLBLAZER #233 (VERTIGO) APR070269 6/20/07 6/20/07
DEADMAN #11 (VERTIGO) APR070264 6/27/07 6/20/07
NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS’ STARDUST HC (VERTIGO) JAN070377 6/27/07 5/2/07
WONDER WOMAN #10 APR070222 6/27/07 6/13/07
ACTION COMICS #851 APR070170 7/5/07 6/27/07
ACTION COMICS #851 3-D EDITION APR070171 7/5/07 6/27/07
ALAN MOORE: WILD WORLDS TP (WILDSTORM) FEB070329 7/5/07 5/30/07
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #8 APR070173 7/5/07 6/20/07
AMERICAN VIRGIN #16 (VERTIGO) APR070258 7/5/07 6/27/07
GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC FEB070272 7/5/07 6/27/07
WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST (DC DIRECT) OCT060315 7/5/07 5/9/07
SUPERMAN #664 APR070172 7/11/07 6/13/07
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 FEB070259 7/11/07 4/4/07
AMAZONS ATTACK #4 MAY070129 7/18/07 7/25/07
BATMAN #666 MAR070169 7/18/07 5/30/07
SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #4 APR070210 7/18/07 6/6/07
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #8 APR070212 7/25/07 6/20/07
SUPERMAN #665 MAY070145 7/25/07 7/18/07
BATMAN #667 APR070162 8/1/07 6/27/07
BATMAN #668 MAY070134 8/15/07 7/25/2007
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6 MAY070148 8/15/07 7/11/2007
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC (ABC) JUL060241 TBA 10/25/06

ARRIVING IN STORES THIS WEEK: RELEASE DATE — JUNE 6, 2007

THE ALL NEW ATOM #12 APR070185
BATMAN: TURNING POINTS TP MAR070175
BIRDS OF PREY #107 APR070188
CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME TP MAR070178
COUNTDOWN 47 APR070180
DANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #3 (WILDSTORM) APR070244
DETECTIVE COMICS #833 APR070161
THE EXTERMINATORS #18 (VERTIGO) APR070268
GO GO HEAVEN VOL. 2 (CMX) MAR070241
JACK OF FABLES #11 (VERTIGO) MAR070274
JONAH HEX #20 APR070207
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #34 (JOHNNY DC) APR070225
LOONEY TUNES #151 (JOHNNY DC) APR070230
MAD MAGAZINE #479 APR070232
A MAN CALLED KEV TP (WILDSTORM) MAR070253
MIDNIGHTER #8 (WILDSTORM) APR070245
NIGHTWING #133 APR070166
OUTSIDERS #48 APR070208
PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 8 (CMX) MAR070245
SCALPED #6 (VERTIGO) APR070271
SUPERGIRL #18 APR070177
SUPERMAN #663 MAR070183
SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #2 (WILDSTORM) APR070254
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #7 (WILDSTORM) APR070250

DC Direct
FABLES STATUE: BIGBY AND SNOW WHITE NOV060309
WONDER WOMAN VS. SUPERMAN STATUE OCT060313

ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — JUNE 13, 2007

BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6 APR070163
THE BATMAN STRIKES! #34 (JOHNNY DC) APR070224
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #14 (JOHNNY DC) APR070228
COUNTDOWN 46 APR070181
DMZ #20 (VERTIGO) APR070267
EMMA VOL. 4 (CMX) MAR070239
FABLES #62 (VERTIGO) APR070265
FABLES VOL. 9: SONS OF EMPIRE TP (VERTIGO) MAR070271
GEN13 #9 (WILDSTORM) APR070248
GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL. 5: DEAD ROBIN TP MAR070176
GREEN ARROW #75 APR070203
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #13 APR070193
GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #4 (WILDSTORM) APR070246
HAWKGIRL #65 APR070206
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC JAN070303
JLA CLASSIFIED #39 APR070204
JUSTICE #12 COVER A APR070201
JUSTICE #12 COVER B APR070202
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC FEB070285
LOVELESS #18 (VERTIGO) FEB070358
MAD CLASSICS #16 APR070233
MAD WAR ON BUSH TP FEB078188
MOON CHILD VOL. 7 (CMX) MAR070242
RE-GIFTERS (MINX) MAR070261
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE ATOM VOL. 1 TP MAR070221
STORMWATCH PHD #8 APR070251
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #36 APR070174
SUPERMAN THROUGH THE AGES APR070179
TENJHO TENGE VOL. 14 (CMX) MAR070246
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #7 FEB070295

DC Direct
REACTIVATED KINGDOM COME SERIES 2 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT NOV060311
REACTIVATED KINGDOM COME SERIES 2: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE NOV060312
REACTIVATED KINGDOM COME SERIES 2: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE NOV060313
REACTIVATED KINGDOM COME SERIES 2: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE NOV060314
REACTIVATED KINGDOM COME SERIES 2: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE NOV060315
WHO’S WHO MYSTERY BOX SET SERIES 3 NOV060316

ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — JUNE 20, 2007

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #53 APR070187
ARMY @ LOVE #4 (VERTIGO) APR070262
BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC MAR070177
BLUE BEETLE VOL 2: ROAD TRIP TP MAR070197
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #4 APR070189
CATWOMAN #68 APR070164
CHECKMATE #15 APR070191
COUNTDOWN 45 APR070182
EX MACHINA #29 (WILDSTORM) APR070243
THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #13 APR070194
HELLBLAZER #233 (VERTIGO) APR070269
HIGHWAYMEN #1 (WILDSTORM) APR070242
JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 1 TP MAR070209
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 APR070199
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 VARIANT EDITION APR070200
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #3 (JOHNNY DC) APR070226
ROBIN #163 APR070167
SCOOBY-DOO #121 (JOHNNY DC) APR070231
SEIMADEN VOL. 9 (CMX) MAR070243
SHADOWPACT #14 APR070215
THE SPIRIT #7 APR070218
SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 5: THE ENEMIES AMONG US HC FEB070261
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: CUT! (WILDSTORM) APR070256
TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 7 (CMX) MAR070240

DC Direct
BATMAN/SPAWN STATUE NOV060310

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