DC Comics Direct Channel #837

by Jeff

June 26, 2007

DC COMICS OFFERS SALES INCENTIVE ON CMX’S VARIANTE VOL. 1
EARLY REVIEWS PRAISE JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
TENJHO TENGE ADDS MATURE READERS LABEL
DC OFFICES CLOSED WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

DC COMICS OFFERS SALES INCENTIVE ON CMX’S VARIANTE VOL. 1

VARIANTE VOL. 1, the debut volume of the new horror series from CMX by writer/artist Iqura Sugimoto, will be solicited in the July Previews with a special sales incentive. Qualifying retailers may make full returns on this title at a date to be named later.

In this volume, a murderous entity controls the arm of an innocent girl. After seeing her family slaughtered, Aiko is surprised to wake up on a laboratory table, apparently intact. But when she notices the horribly disfigured arm grafted onto her body, she soon realizes that life as she knew it before the attack is now over. Infused with the DNA of a mysterious monster known as Chimera, the arm acts on the urges of its master — leaving Aiko powerless to stop it. Alone and frightened, how will she deal with this horrible fate?

With chilling artwork and an exciting storyline, VARIANTE is a gritty and compelling drama. This is a powerful new chapter for the CMX manga line that no one will want to miss. VARIANTE will be published in CMX’s new mature readers format of 5.5” by 8”.

Retailers may qualify for this offer 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 4 copies of VARIANTE VOL. 1 to qualify for full returnability.

The offer is valid through the Final Order Cutoff date of August 9, and only in the U.S. and Canada. VARIANTE VOL. 1 (JUL070269) will be solicited in the July Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores October 3 with a cover price of $12.99 U.S.

EARLY REVIEWS PRAISE JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC is now in stores, and here is a round-up of early reviews praising it:

“DC is bringing back the entire Kirby saga . . . in several big, beautiful hardcover editions with all the rich colors of the originals. The work presented here shows why Kirby . . . deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Will Eisner, say, or Alan Moore and Frank Miller. Future generations will come to see Kirby as an exciting myth-maker whose message was life-affirming.” — LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Beautifully reproduced, this first of four Fourth World volumes features . . . some of Kirby’s most innovative, personal work executed with spectacular imagery. The wow factor is high. Grant Morrison’s awestruck introduction explains why Kirby is called The King and why Fourth World is his masterpiece . . . Kirby imagined these stories someday would be collected in hardcover, in publication order, on quality paper — 35 years later, this visionary’s dream has become reality. Hail to The King!” — LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Even if you’ve never read a comic book, you can’t escape this four-color Wagnerian’s gravitational pull . . . The Forever People, Mister Miracle – Super Escape Artist, and — “King” Kirby never lacked ambition — The New Gods feature kinetic page layouts in which dynamically foreshortened antagonists hurl each other across galaxies, networks of steel divide the panels, Day-Glo pinks enliven hippie-inspired costumes, and coarse-screened collages chart multidimensional byways . . . Kirby’s gangly optimism provides the only god we truly need — unfettered imagination.” — VILLAGE VOICE

“Buy JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1, newly published by DC in glorious color. It will blow your . . . mind.” — BOSTON GLOBE

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TENJHO TENGE ADDS MATURE READERS LABEL

Starting with TENJHO TENGE VOL. 15 (MAY070207), this CMX series will feature a “suggested for mature readers” label and will arrive in stores in shrinkwrap.

DC OFFICES CLOSED WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Please note that the offices of DC Comics and WildStorm Productions will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

BACK TO PRESS!

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

BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE VOL. 2 TP (JUL068498) (3rd printing) Now priced $12.99/ 17.50 Can.

GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP (JAN078106) (3rd printing) Now priced $14.99/ 17.99 Can.

SOLD OUT!

Please note that the following items are now sold out at DC:

ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY VOL. 2 OVERSIZED HC (STAR19588)

AMAZO ACTION FIGURE (STAR12004)

BATMAN BATMOBILE MAQUETTE (MAY050308)

BATMAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2005 COLLECTORS PLATE (MAY050309)

BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT DYNASTY SC (STAR11739)

BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE (STAR14689)

BATMAN: EGO (STAR11672)

BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3 MASTER CASE (OCT040371)

BATMAN KIA ASAMIYA SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE (SEP050335)

CATWOMAN: CROOKED LITTLE TOWN TP (STAR20150)

JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1 MASTER CASE (SEP050323)

KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE (SEP030341)

KINGDOM COME: DEADMAN ACTION FIGURE (SEP030337)

KINGDOM COME: SPECTRE GREEN LANTERN NORMAN MCCAY STATUE (MAY050318)

KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN HAWKMAN & RED ROBIN STATUE (JAN050385)

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION SERIES 1 MASTER CASE (SEP050322)

LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION SERIES 2 MASTER CASE (DEC050341)

MAX MERCURY ACTION FIGURE (STAR11957)

SANDMAN 10TH ANNIVERSARY STATUE (STAR08534)

SIGNATURE EDITION BATMAN HUSH ACTION FIGURE BY JIM LEE (FEB040319)

SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET (STAR17846)

TIM HUNTER ACTION FIGURE (STAR15960)

WILDCATS PVC SET (STAR10625)

SHIPPING CHANGES

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
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #8 APR070173 7/5/07 6/20/07
AMERICAN VIRGIN #16 (VERTIGO) APR070258 7/5/07 6/27/07
BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC MAR070177 7/5/07 6/20/07
GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC FEB070272 7/5/07 6/27/07
SILVERFISH HC (VERTIGO) MAR070262 7/5/07 6/27/07
TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 2 (CMX) MAR070244 7/5/07 6/20/07
WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST (DC DIRECT) OCT060315 7/5/07 5/9/07
BATMAN DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA (DC DIRECT) NOV060317 7/11/07 6/27/07
THE JOKER DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA (DC DIRECT) NOV060318 7/11/07 6/27/07
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 MAY070169 7/11/07 7/5/07
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 VARIANT EDITION MAY070170 7/11/07 7/5/07
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
FABLES #63 (VERTIGO) MAY070239 7/18/07 7/11/07
SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #4 APR070210 7/18/07 6/6/07
WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BIG BARDA BUST (DC DIRECT) DEC060324 7/18/07 7/5/07
ALAN MOORE: WILD WORLDS TP (WILDSTORM) FEB070329 7/25/07 5/30/07
BATMAN #666 MAR070169 7/25/07 5/30/07
BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY ALEX ROSS (DC DIRECT) DEC060325 7/25/07 7/11/07
TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #8 APR070212 7/25/07 6/20/07
SUPERMAN #665 MAY070145 7/25/07 7/18/07
WONDER WOMAN #11 MAY070185 7/25/07 7/11/07
AMERICAN VIRGIN #17 (VERTIGO) MAY070231 8/1/07 7/25/07
DEADMAN #12 (VERTIGO) MAY070235 8/1/07 7/18/07
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #9 (VERTIGO) MAY070237 8/1/07 7/25/07
STARDUST: MOON STAR STATUE (DC DIRECT) JAN070409 8/1/07 7/11/07
BATMAN #667 APR070162 8/8/07 6/27/07
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6 MAY070148 8/15/07 7/11/2007
BATMAN #668 MAY070134 8/22/07 7/25/2007
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC (ABC) JUL060241 TBA 10/25/06

ARRIVING IN STORES THIS WEEK: RELEASE DATE — JUNE 27, 2007

AMAZONS ATTACK #3 APR070186
BLUE BEETLE #16 APR070190
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #34 (JOHNNY DC) APR070229
COUNTDOWN 44 APR070183
CROSSING MIDNIGHT #8 (VERTIGO) APR070263
CROSSING MIDNIGHT VOL. 1 TP (VERTIGO) MAR070267
DEADMAN #11 (VERTIGO) APR070264
GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1 APR070195
JACK OF FABLES #12 (VERTIGO) APR070266
JSA CLASSIFIED #27 APR070205
NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS’ STARDUST HC (VERTIGO) JAN070377
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #8 (WILDSTORM) APR070255
NINJA SCROLL #10 (WILDSTORM) APR070247
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN VOL. 2 TP MAR070219
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #31 APR070216
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #37 APR070175
SUPERMAN/BATMAN #37 VARIANT EDITION APR070176
TEEN TITANS #48 APR070217
TEEN TITANS GO! #44 (JOHNNY DC) APR070227
THE TRIALS OF SHAZAM VOL. 1 TP MAR070226
WETWORKS #10 (WILDSTORM) APR070253
WONDER WOMAN #10 APR070222

ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — JULY 5, 2007

ACTION COMICS #851 APR070170
ACTION COMICS #851 3-D EDITION APR070171
THE ALL NEW ATOM #13 MAY070130
ALL STAR SUPERMAN #8 APR070173
THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN TP APR070178
AMERICAN VIRGIN #16 (VERTIGO) APR070258
BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC MAR070177
BLACK CANARY #1 MAY070167
CIPHER VOL. 8 (CMX) APR070237
COUNTDOWN 43 MAY070125
DANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #4 (WILDSTORM) MAY070214
DETECTIVE COMICS #834 MAY070137
THE EXTERMINATORS #19 (VERTIGO) MAY070238
FAKER #1 (VERTIGO) MAY070228
GEN13: BEST OF A BAD LOT TP (WILDSTORM) APR070249
GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC FEB070272
JONAH HEX #21 MAY070177
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #35 (JOHNNY DC) MAY070191
LOONEY TUNES #152 (JOHNNY DC) MAY070195
MAD MAGAZINE #480 MAY070198
MIDNIGHTER #9 (WILDSTORM) MAY070216
NIGHTWING #134 MAY070141
OUTSIDERS #49 MAY070131
OUTSIDERS VOL. 6: PAY AS YOU GO TP APR070209
SCALPED #7 (VERTIGO) MAY070241
SILVERFISH HC (VERTIGO) MAR070262
SUPERGIRL #19 MAY070147
SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #3 (WILDSTORM) MAY070225
TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 2 (CMX) MAR070244
VS. (VERSUS) VOL. 6 (CMX) APR070238
WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #8 (WILDSTORM) MAY070222
Y: THE LAST MAN #57 (VERTIGO) MAY070245
DC Direct
CATWOMAN 13” DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE DEC060309
DC MINIMATES WAVE FOUR DEC060323
WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST OCT060315

ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — JULY 11, 2007

100 BULLETS #84 (VERTIGO) MAY070232
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7 MAY070138
THE BATMAN STRIKES! #35 (JOHNNY DC) MAY070189
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #15 (JOHNNY DC) MAY070193
CLUBBING (MINX) APR070257
COUNTDOWN 42 MAY070126
DMZ #21 (VERTIGO) MAY070236
ELRIC: MAKING OF A SORCERER TP APR070223
FABLES #63 (VERTIGO) MAY070239
FRIDAY THE 13TH: PAMELA’S TALE #1 (WILDSTORM) MAY070224
GEN13 #10 (WILDSTORM) MAY070220
GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #1 MAY070165
GREEN LANTERN #21 MAY070159
GREEN LANTERN #21 VARIANT EDITION MAY070160
GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #5 (WILDSTORM) MAY070215
HELLBLAZER: THE RED RIGHT HAND TP (VERTIGO) APR070270
I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 1 (CMX) APR070236
JLA CLASSIFIED #40 MAY070174
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 MAY070169
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 VARIANT EDITION MAY070170
MAD KIDS #8 MAY070199
SAMURAI COMMANDO: MISSION 1549 VOL. 1 (CMX) APR070235
SHADOWPACT #15 MAY070182
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATGIRL VOL. 1 TP APR070213
STORMWATCH: PHD #9 (WILDSTORM) MAY070219
SUPERMAN #664 APR070172
SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 FEB070259
UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS TP APR070220
DC Direct
BATMAN DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA NOV060317
THE JOKER DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA NOV060318
STARDUST: CATCH A FALLING STAR POSTER JAN070405
STARDUST: NOTECARD SET JAN070404
STARDUST: STAR AND LORD PRIMUS MINI BUST SET JAN070407
STARDUST: THE SINGING SISTERS POSTER JAN070406
STARDUST: TRISTRAN AND THE WITCH MINI BUST SET JAN070408

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