PREVIEWS: DC for October 2006

by Jeff

Previews of DC Comics that will be published in October 2006, by Ralf Haring.

ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #6
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Variant cover by Miller
Batman and Black Canary get down to business — the business of
criminal skull cracking! Things heat up in a storm-tossed shipyard as
the pair hunts down the mystery man behind the murder of Dick
Grayson’s parents. Plus, Black Canary isn’t the only of Gotham’s
fairer sex to be roused into action by the Dark Knight’s war on crime!
Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered
separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Jim Lee & Scott Williams;
one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Frank Miller, may be
ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please
see the Previews Order Form for further details. This issue is
resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. For a signed edition,
please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.
Resolicited; on sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN #658
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Kubert
The shocking conclusion of the 4-part “Batman and Son,” by the team of
writer Grant Morrison and artists Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang!
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DETECTIVE COMICS #824
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Simone Bianchi
One of the Dark Knight’s most ruthless foes returns to Gotham City
ready to resume business and settle old scores in “Night of the
Penguin,” written by Paul Dini with art by Don Kramer (JSA) & Wayne
Faucher (IMPULSE)! Both Batman and Bruce Wayne find themselves at odds
with the dirty bird as Penguin feathers a new nest with lies, deceit
and murder.
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK #3
Written by Wagner
Art and cover by Wagner
The sinister Mad Monk continues to ensnare Gotham in sadistic and
shadowy webs! To solve the supernatural mystery behind this new
villain, Batman must first hit the city’s criminal underbelly — and
hit it hard!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.50 US

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #211
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Ariel Olivetti
Concluding the 5-part “Darker Than Death.” Nothing will prepare you
for the twist in this tale of intrigue and kidnapping that could
compromise even the Batman!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CATWOMAN #60
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
Holly’s in the slammer thanks to Catwoman’s murder of the Black Mask!
Selina’s got to get her out, and fast. Problem is, there’s a serial
killer running amok in Gotham City — and Selina helped put him there!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING #125
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
Cover by Andy Clarke
Dick Grayson begins a new life and faces off with a new enemy as new
series writer Marv Wolfman (TEEN TITANS) and art team Dan Jurgens
(ACTION COMICS, 52) & Norm Rapmund (SUPERGIRL) take over NIGHTWING!
Raptor — a powerful new foe with an arsenal of deadly weapons — is
wanted by the police and hunted by Nightwing. When he’s found standing
over a charred, dead body, the police call it murder, but Nightwing
isn’t sure. And even if it means an enemy goes free, Nightwing must
uncover the truth!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

NIGHTWING: RENEGADE TP
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Cliff Chiang, Phil Hester, Brad Walker and others
Cover by Hester & Ande Parks
An explosive new volume collecting Nightwing #112-117, the final story
arc before One Year Later! This tale continues the adventures of Dick
Grayson’s double life in Blüdhaven, guest-starring Lex Luthor,
Deathstroke and Oracle.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

NIGHTWING: MOBBED UP TP
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Phil Hester, Cliff Chiang and Ande Parks
Cover by Hester & Parks
Reoffered to coincide with the NIGHTWING: RENEGADE TP! Dick Grayson is
a made man in this trade paperback collecting NIGHTWING #107-111!
Ex-cop Grayson’s life spirals out of control after joining one of New
York City’s crime families.
On sale November 8 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US • RELIST

ROBIN #155
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Freddie E. Williams II
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins
Robin finds his attempt to rescue kidnapped kids hampered by an
inexperienced superhero. But this wannabe won’t take no for an
answer…and the results aren’t pretty.
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC
Written by Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Joe Samachson and Joe Greene
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang and others
Cover by Sprang
The Golden Age of the World’s Greatest Detective returns for a fifth
volume! Reprinting the Dynamic Duo’s adventures from BATMAN issues
#17-20 (1943), this volume features the first stories illustrated by
legendary Batman artist Dick Sprang as well as an introduction by
comics historian Michelle Nolan.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 • 216 pg, FC, $49.99 US

GOTHAM CENTRAL: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD TP
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano and Kano
Cover by Cliff Chiang
A new collection featuring Gotham Central #23-25 and #28-31! Detective
Renee Montoya investigates the disappearance of important evidence
amid a gang war and travels to Keystone City in an attempt to unveil
the truth about Officer Kelly’s strange mutation.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 1 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

[Definitely getting this. I guess all the gaps will just remain
uncollected?]

GOTHAM CENTRAL: UNRESOLVED TARGETS TP
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Lark
Reoffered to coincide with the GOTHAM CENTRAL: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
TP! In this edition collecting GOTHAM CENTRAL #12-15 and #19-22, The
Joker terrorizes the city, randomly executing people with a rifle —
and no one from the Mayor on down is safe!
On sale November 1 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US • RELIST

ACTION COMICS #844
For information on this issue, please see the August issue of
Previews!
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

[??? Isn’t this catalog the August issue? Probably just a difference
in the web version so they can “surprise” everyone with the creative
team next week at San Diego.]

SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1
Written by Joe Kelly
Art and Ed McGuinness, Ryan Ottley and Dexter Vines
Cover by McGuinness & Vines
Don’t miss the slam-bang first-ever SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL, written by
Joe Kelly (JLA, SUPERGIRL) with art by the superstar team of Ed
McGuinness & Dexter Vines (SUPERMAN/BATMAN) and rising star Ryan
Ottley (Invincible)!
How did Superman and Batman discover each other’s secret identities?
Why was Deathstroke after Bruce Wayne on one of his earliest
assignments? How do Ultraman and Owlman fit into this? And why are
they all on a cruise into the Bermuda Triangle?
The answers will shock and amaze in this far-out reimagining of one of
the first meetings between the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader!
On sale October 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SUPERMAN #657
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
Taken to a dark future, Lois and Jimmy bear witness to the end of
civilization. In a world torn apart by natural disasters, where Lex
Luthor and some of the most powerful supervillains rule humanity, not
even Superman can save the world. Even worse, this dystopian future
may be Superman’s fault!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #11
Written by Joe Kelly
Art by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund
Cover by Churchill
Supergirl joins the Outsiders, but does she have what it takes? Plus,
meet the boy of Kara’s dreams!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 3: ABSOLUTE POWER TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
A new softcover collecting the blockbuster story “Absolute Power,”
originally presented in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #14-18! In this
reality-bending tale, Superman and Batman rule Earth with an iron
fist. Before long, the World’s Finest Duo is sent careening through a
series of bizarre alternate earths, facing an assortment of classic DC
characters including Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 5 TP
Written by John Byrne and Marv Wolfman
Art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Karl Kesel, P. Craig Russell and various
Cover by Ordway
The fifth collection of Superman tales from the 1980s, featuring
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #432-435, ACTION COMICS #592-593 and SUPERMAN
#9-10! Superman encounters the new hero Gangbuster, faces the menace
of the Joker, teams up with Mister Miracle & Big Barda, and
inadvertently becomes Metropolis’s greatest menace!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

52: WEEKS 22-25
Written by Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Mark Waid
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Art by various
Backup features by Waid and various
Covers by J.G. Jones
The story of the year continues in four more chapters of America’s
only weekly super-hero adventure! WEEK 22: “Good news, sir. Your son
Kon-El didn’t die in the Crisis after all.”
Plus, the Origin of Green Lantern by Waid and Ivan Reis & Marc Campos.
WEEK 23: “Look what these monsters did to your brother, Isis! They
deserve a slow death! Plucked apart like the insects they are!”
Plus, the Origin of Wildcat by Waid and Jerry Ordway.
WEEK 24: “You don’t really know me, but I’m a big fan and …well…
I wanted to invite you to …to …to join the new Justice League.”
Plus, the Origin of Booster Gold by Waid and Dan Jurgens.
WEEK 25: “That’s — the Black Marvel Family?”
Plus, the Origin of Nightwing by Waid and George Pérez!
52: A year without Superman; a year without Batman; a year without
Wonder Woman…but not a year without heroes.
Week 22 on sale October 4 • Week 23 on sale October 11
Week 24 on sale October 18 • Week 25 on sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC,
$2.50 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #46
Written by Kurt Busiek & Karl Kesel
Art by Phil Winslade & Butch Guice
Cover by Guice
Kicking off an all-new 2-part story! King Shark may get along with
young Arthur, but there’s an Aquaman that King Shark never saw
eye-to-eye with. Find out in this action-packed tale!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS—ONCE & FUTURE TP
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Butch Guice
Cover by Carlos Pacheco
Collecting the acclaimed AQUAMAN #40-45, this volume heralds a fresh
beginning for a brand-new Aquaman, as he embarks on a quest for his
missing father, discovers the fate of Atlantis, and confronts the
terrifying King Shark and the mysterious Dweller as an undersea war
breaks out.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 15 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

[Eh, maybe. Still not really sold on this. I might save it for a rainy
day.]

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #4
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Eddy Barrows & Trevor Scott
Cover by Ariel Olivetti
Big trouble hits Ivy Town…namely Giganta! And the new Atom’s in way
over his head against such a monstrous adversary!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Joe Giella
Cover by Infantino & Anderson
Reprinting the adventures of Rann’s champion from MYSTERY IN SPACE
issues #66-80 (1961-62), this volume continues the adventures of one
of DC’s most beloved Silver Age icons, currently seen in 52! Plus, an
introduction by Batman Begins producer Michael Uslan.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

THE ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others
Cover by Gil Kane & Bernard Sachs
Reoffered to coincide with ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 2, this volume
collects stories from SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-65.
Witness displaced earthling Adam Strange defend the planet Rann from
strange outer-space menaces at the whim of the Zeta-Beam!
On sale October 4 • 224 pg, FC, $49.99 US • Relist

BIRDS OF PREY #99
Written by Gail Simone
Art by James Raiz & Robin Riggs
Cover by Jerry Ordway
It’s time for a change in the Birds’ outfit — and the writing is on
the computer screen that at least one member of the team will be
moving on. With issue #100 just around the corner, now seems the
perfect time for a reality check.
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BLUE BEETLE #8
Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers
Art by Cully Hamner
Cover by Duncan Rouleau
Escaping his way-too-high visibility in El Paso, the Beetle hits the
road looking for answers from the Scarab’s original owner! But it
ain’t a road trip without a few speed bumps!
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CHECKMATE #7
Written by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir
Art by Cliff Richards & Dan Green
Cover by Jesus Saiz
An original member of SUICIDE SQUAD returns!
But there’s more to it than meets the eye as this founding father’s
outnumbered by his own prey!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE CREEPER #3
Written by Steve Niles
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Justiniano
Dr. Katz’s serum reveals even stranger effects, and it’s up to the
Creeper to protect Gotham from them!
On sale October 4 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #30
Written by Stuart Moore Cover by Brian Stelfreeze
Art by Jamal Igle, Steve Sadowski & Keith Champagne
Continuing “In My Father’s House,” the biggest Firestorm storyline
ever! Professor Stein and the “other” Firestorm uncover information
about the mystery villain that rocks Firehawk to her core! Meanwhile,
an emotionally drained Jason Rusch pursues the enigmatic Gehenna to a
fateful confrontation. It’s all been building to this!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE FLASH: FASTEST MAN ALIVE #5
Written by Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo
Art and cover by Ken Lashley
Past and present collide in a very public battle as the Flash’s foe
decides he wants the Speed Force for himself!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN #15
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Part 3 of “Wanted: Hal Jordan,” guest-starring Alan Scott, Green Arrow
and Roy Harper! Wanted for murder and on the run, with John Stewart’s
life on the line, Hal Jordan struggles to clear his name once again.
But who put a price on his head? And what do they want from Green
Lantern?
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN LANTERNS HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis and others
Cover by Simone Bianchi
Collecting issues #7-13 of the monthly title! This volume features Hal
Jordan teaming with Green Arrow to battle the demonic Mongul, and
joining Batman for an encounter with the murderous Tattooed Man before
learning that long presumed-dead Green Lanterns are still alive!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US

GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Darwyn Cooke and others
Cover by Alex Ross
Reoffered to coincide with REVENGE OF THE GREEN LANTERNS, this volume
collects GREEN LANTERN #1-6 and GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES #1! Hal
Jordan is back from the dead — now watch as he re-establishes his life
as a pilot and Earth’s protector!
On sale October 4 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US • Relist

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #5
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Gibbons & Michael Bair
A special issue written and pencilled by Dave Gibbons!
Guy Gardner is helped by an unlikely savior in his battle against the
bounty hunter Bolphunga. Meanwhile, in deep space, Lanterns pursue
Thanagar’s attackers and Mogo gives comfort. But all is not as it
seems…
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ION #7
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Greg Tocchini & Jay Leisten
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky
Ion returns to Earth! But with a mysterious cosmic entity monitoring
him from afar, Kyle’s and our planet may not be safe. The next chapter
in the Ion saga starts here!
On sale October 18 • 7 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

HAWKGIRL #57
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose
Cover by Howard Chaykin
Featuring guest art by Joe Bennett & Ruy Jose (52)! Hawkgirl revisits
the Rann/Thanagar war— where she last saw Hawkman — when a renegade
soldier brings the war back to her on Earth!
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN ARROW #67
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Still on the island recovering from his wounds, Green Arrow and
company are attacked by some of the world’s most deadly mercenaries!
Will this destroy Ollie’s plans to return to — and save —Star City?
And if not, who will remain by his side?
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JLA CLASSIFIED #28
Written by Howard Chaykin
Art and cover by Kilian Plunkett & Tom Nguyen
Still deep under cover— and violating a United Nations sanction — the
JLA infiltrates enemy lines and comes face-to-face with their
meta-humans!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JSA CLASSIFIED #18
Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Reluctantly partnered with the lunatic Bane, Hourman must confront his
own addictions if he’s to conquer the enemy at his side!
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE #8
Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross
Cover by Ross
The worst fears of the Justice League are realized, as the villains
strike through those closest to the heroes!
On sale October 25 • 8 of 12 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3
Written by Brad Meltzer
Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope
Cover by Michael Turner
Variant cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
The re-formation of the League continues, and one of the new members
comes up against the latest — and deadliest — of the JLA villains: Dr.
Impossible. And he’s just one of the many sinister forces gathering to
bring an end to the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Retailers: This
issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The
Standard Edition cover is by Michael Turner; one copy of the Variant
Edition, with a cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story, may be ordered
for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the
Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JONAH HEX #12
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art by Paul Gulacy
Cover by Luke Ross
During a blinding snowstorm, a group of settlers are declared outlaws
and have bounties placed on their heads. To defend themselves against
these ruthless bounty killers, the settlers turn to one man for help:
Jonah Hex!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #3
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art and cover by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
The truths that Martian Manhunter has lived his life by are being
destroyed! As he discovers the truth behind the lies, everything about
his life will change — and when the humans responsible for the deceit
try to reclaim their secrets from the Martian Manhunter, they will
discover a fury the world has never seen before.
On sale October 11 • 3 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MYSTERY IN SPACE #2
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Shane Davis & Matt “Batt” Banning and Starlin & Al Milgrom
Cover by Davis & Banning
Captain Comet turns himself in to the Hardcore Station authorities to
report a murder — his own! As the new Comet investigates his past,
unknown enemies are hot on his trail and old acquaintances are filled
with suspicion. Can Comet solve the riddle of his own unexpected
existence before he shares the fate of his predecessor?
Plus, in the backup feature, things get weirder and weirder for — you
guessed it — the Weird!
On sale October 4 • 2 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE NEXT #4
Written by Tad Williams
Art and cover by Dietrich Smith & Walden Wong
The fist of the Iron Ring, the otherdimensional enforcer known as
Sion, threatens the new superhero team The Next — and if they’re
threatened, Monikka’s life hangs in the balance! Only Superman is
strong enough to go mano a mano with Sion — but is even his power
enough?
On sale October 4 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OUTSIDERS #41
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert
Cover by Daniel Acuña
An old foe returns with a new plan as the Outsiders’ secret cover
crumbles!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE OMEGA MEN #1
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art and cover by Henry Flint
A classic team makes an unexpected return to comics in a 6-issue
miniseries written by Andersen Gabrych (DETECTIVE COMICS) with art by
Henry Flint (2000 A.D.)! Convinced that all of creation is on the
brink of cosmic apocalypse, the last remaining Omega Men begin a
universe-spanning rampage of murder and destruction.
Pursued by every known league of interstellar justice, they are on the
run and taking no prisoners! What is the mystery in space that One
Year Later transforms these former freedom fighters into brutal
terrorists? Climb on board for the controversial and head-spinning
science-fiction odyssey that synthesizes intolerant zealotry, quantum
mechanics, and all-out action!
On sale October 18 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

OMAC #4
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Renato Guedes
Teenaged runaway Mike Costner is the last OMAC, and he’s fighting the
evil entity known as Brother Eye for control of his mind and body!
Mike has only one person he can trust, a young woman named Vienna, but
that means she’s number one on Brother Eye’s hit list!
On sale October 4 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RUSH CITY #4
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Timothy Green II Cover by Jock
A mysterious case of a missing twin doubles the danger for Rush when
millions of dollars go up for grabs! Diego is up to his wheel wells in
double — and triple — crosses, and it’s going to take every ounce of
horsepower he has to reach the finish line in one piece! Meanwhile, in
the shadows, a very powerful man continues his quest to destroy Rush!
On sale October 18 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SEVEN SOLDIERS #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III
Does the debut of an incredible new superteam begin here…or is this
the end of the line for the most bizarre group of heroes ever known?
Fresh from their hit miniseries, seven unique and unlikely soldiers
must join forces to save humanity from its own future! The only catch?
They can never meet!
Klarion, Zatanna, The Manhattan Guardian, Bulleteer, Mister Miracle,
Frankenstein and The Shining Knight return for the epic conclusion of
the Seven Soldiers mega-series, as the apocalyptic threat of the
Sheeda intensifies to a terrifying, unexpected climax.
Which of the Seven Soldiers will betray the others? Which two will
cross paths? Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will
change forever? Who will face the ultimate villain? And which Soldier
will die?
For all the answers, and much, much more, don’t miss SEVEN SOLDIERS
#1! Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are
cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale October 25 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

SECRET SIX #5
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Karl Kerschl
The penultimate issue! Sick and tired of being hunted, the Six decide
to turn the tables on their mysterious pursuer. Will they succeed, or
will this just be a suicide mission?
On sale October 25 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHADOWPACT #6
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Cory Walker
The Shadowpact confronts an arcane menace that has reduced their
number — right from the start! Say goodbye to Ragman and the
Enchantress — once the Wild Huntsman and his Hellhounds get through
with them!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Joe Kubert, Bob Haney, Frank Robbins, Robert Kanigher,
David Michelinie and Archie Goodwin
Art by Kubert, Jack Sparling, Gerry Talaoc and others Cover by Ken
Barr
Assuming a wide variety of disguises to battle the Nazis, the Unknown
Soldier plunges deep behind enemy lines in this 560-page
black-and-white SHOWCASE trade, collecting stories from his first
appearance in STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES #151 to issue #190.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 22 • 560 pg, B&W $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS HAUNTED TANK VOL. 1 TP
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Irv Novick, Jerry Grandenetti, and Jack
Abel
Cover by Heath
Reoffered to coincide with SHOWCASE PRESENTS UNKNOWN SOLDIER, this
volume collecting stories from G.I. COMBAT #87-119, BRAVE AND THE BOLD
#52 and OUR ARMY AT WAR #155!
On sale October 4 • 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US • Relist

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #23
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray
Cover by Kitson
Variant cover by Adam Hughes
A 31st century blowout! Supergirl on Krypton? Shadow Lass running for
Legion Leader? Plus an ending no one will see coming! Retailers: This
issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The
Standard Edition cover is by Barry Kitson; one copy of the Variant
Edition, with a cover by Adam Hughes, may be ordered for every 10
copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order
Form for further details.
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1
Written by David Lapham and Brian Azzarello
Art by Eric Battle & Prentis Rollins and Cliff Chiang
Cover by Mike Mignola Variant cover by Neal Adams
David Lapham (Stray Bullets, Batman: City of Crime) and Eric Battle
(Batman) follow the weird and horrific exploits of the reborn
instrument of God’s wrath in a new 8-issue miniseries! As the
personality of recently murdered Detective Crispus Allen recedes into
the shadows, the strange entity known as the Spectre spans both
interstellar cosmos and the crime-ridden back alleys of Gotham on his
eerie quest to brutally punish those who choose to do wrong.
Plus, here begins the 6-part backup feature in which strange forces
threaten to tear asunder the very fabric of the DCU’s past, present,
and future! Dr. Thirteen rounds up the unusual suspects — Anthro,
I…Vampire, Genius Jones, Primate Patrol, Gentleman Ghost, Captain
Fear, Freedom Beast, Tracie 13 and others — for an adventure by the
team of Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, BATMAN) and Cliff Chiang
(DETECTIVE COMICS, HUMAN TARGET)! Retailers: This issue will feature
two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover
is by Mike Mignola; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by
Neal Adams, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition
ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale October 11 • 1 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

TEEN TITANS #40
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Tony S. Daniel & Kevin Conrad
Cover by Daniel
In Part 3 of “Titans Around the World,” the team meets the strange,
mysterious and very cute Miss Martian. What’s her secret? And how can
she help the Titans?
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

TRIALS OF SHAZAM #3
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Howard Porter
Freddy Freeman barely makes it through his first task — because he
still has no powers! And the mysterious Council of Merlin has its own
plans to make sure things stay that way for the young Marvel!
On sale October 25 • 3 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Jusin Gray
Art and cover by Daniel Acuña
After a trial by fire in the Arizona desert, the Freedom Fighters find
themselves on the run from the government that created them. And what
will happen when Phantom Lady learns the horrible truth about her
father, the newly elected president?
On sale October 25 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE WARLORD #9
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Bart Sears
The Warlord deals with the devastating death of the person closest to
him! Will he muster the strength to exact terrifying revenge?
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE BATMAN STRIKES! #26
Written by Jai Nitz
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Dave McCaig
Clayface was once Bruce Wayne’s closest friend. Now he wants to be
forever free of his past and only live as a villain. The mad doctor
Hugo Strange wants to help the Clayface side, but Batman wants to
bring his human side back. Who will win the battle for Clayface’s
mind?
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #26
Written by Bill Williams
Art by Carlo Barberi & Zach Howard
Cover by Ty Templeton
Atlantis is under siege by living statues of titanic proportions!
Who’s causing this madness? Two of the JLA’s greatest foes: Black
Manta and Felix Faust!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

TEEN TITANS GO! #36
Written by J. Torres
Art by Todd Nauck & Lary Stucker
Cover by Glen Murakami
Celebrate the debut of an all-new Titan with a special cover by the
cartoon series’ producer and character designer, Glen Murakami! When
there’s trouble, you know who to call…but who does Robin call when the
other Titans are in danger? This time he recruits Aqualad, Kid Flash,
Speedy and…Wonder Girl!
On sale October 25 • 25 pg, FC, $2.25 US

KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG #2
Written by Jesse Leon McCann
Art by Min S. Ku & Jeff Albrecht
Cover by Scott Jeralds
It’s Crisis for Krypto as he and Kevin travel to different dimensions!
But will everyone they meet be just as friendly and helpful as the
Super Pup himself?
On sale October 18 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #6
Written by Man of Action, Robbie Busch and Tom Warburton
Art by Dario Brizuela, Chris Cook, Mike DeCarlo and others
Cover by Matt Jenkins & DeCarlo
So hot, it’s cool! Ben Tennyson is heating up the snowy slopes as only
Inferno can! Plus, the Kids Next Door discover just how sinister math
can be!
On sale October 11
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #26
Written by Sean Carolan, Jen Moore, Frank Strom and Robbie Busch
Art by by Phil Moy, Chris Cook, Gary Fields, Mike DeCarlo and Scott
McRae
Cover by Robert Pope & DeCarlo
Yumi wants new amps, but she’s going to have to work for them! Also,
the Powerpuff Girls face a cereal crisis!
On sale October 25
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

LOONEY TUNES #143
Written by Sam Agro, Bill Matheny and Robbie Busch
Art by Walter Carzon, Leo Batic, David Alvarez and others
Cover by Scott Gross
Marvin the Martian has studied all types of Earth creatures, but none
have intrigued him more than Taz! Plus, is Sylvester a treat for
Gossamer?
On sale October 4
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

SCOOBY-DOO #113
Written by Scott Peterson
Art by Robert Pope, Scott Jeralds, Tim Levins and others
Cover by Pope & Scott McRae
A visit with the Crypt-Reaper brings three stories of Mystery, Inc.
guaranteed to make you cackle with comedic delight and tremble with
terror in this spook-tacular Halloween issue! The Scooby gang come
face-to-fang with the vampire, meet a mad scientist and his monster,
and try to pacify a pointy pendulum!
On sale October 18
32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

MAD #471
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
Halloween hijinx as only the Mad Gang can deliver!
On sale October 4 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US

MAD CLASSICS #11
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
A jam-packed new issue of MAD CLASSICS, featuring the Best of the Web,
MAD Marginals, Reader’s Choice picks and much more!
On sale October 11 • 96 pg, FC/B&W, $4.99 US

THE EMPTY EMPIRE Vol. 2
Written and illustrated by Naoe Kita
CMX. Rose — a clone of the great Emperor Idea — is reluctant to assume
his position as the emperor’s replacement. But when Idea’s body is
stolen and all hell is about to break loose, the Imperial Authorities
have no choice but to force Rose to become the inspiring figurehead he
was bred to be. A challenge from Migime, the man in possession of
Idea’s body, motivates Rose to rise to the occasion, though it means
putting himself at great risk. Also, more is revealed about Ririka —
the imperial guard who has befriended Rose — and her relationship with
the departed Emperor.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 29
5″ x 7.375″ • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

THE DEVIL DOES EXIST Vol. 8
Written and illustrated by Mitsuba Takanashi
CMX. Trapped by a typhoon, Kayano and Takeru are forced to spend the
night in a hotel together…alone. Upon their return, they have no
choice but to tell Kayano’s frightened mom where they’ve been and deal
with the consequences, but her reaction is the last thing they
expected. Secrets are shared and revealed in a story that’s a major
turning point for this gripping romance.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 15
5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

GALS! Vol. 8
Written and illustrated by Mihona Fujii
CMX. This is a big year for Ran and her Gal pals — their last year of
high school! But it starts out badly for Ran, as she misses a
dodgeball tournament, is without a cell phone for a month, is annoyed
to no end by the Freshman Detectives, and has to deal with a malicious
rumor spread by the gossip group known as HEART. The word is that Ran
stole Aya’s boyfriend…and Aya believes it!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 22
5″ x 7.375″ • 176 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE Vol. 6
Written and illustrated by Arina Tanemura
CMX. The penultimate volume of Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne begins over 550
years ago in France, on the night before the real Joan of Arc’s
execution. Can Maron save her previous incarnation from being burned
alive? After being betrayed and stripped of her powers by the
back-stabbing Fallen Angel Finn, she’s really in no position to save
anyone. Grasping the severity of the situation makes Maron realize
that she needs to reconcile with her parents and maybe even tell
Chiaki how she really feels about him. If Maron can even make it back
to the present, will she be in time?
Advance-solicited; on sale November 15
5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • ALL AGES

USASHI NO. 9 Vol. 9
Written and illustrated by Miyuki Takahashi
CMX. Once again, Agent Nine has her hands full — this time with a
group of talented, rich, and hyper-intelligent kids whose idea of a
good time is hacking into top-secret sites. The Omega Children live to
make anyone less intelligent than they are miserable…and that’s pretty
much everyone. Their latest stunt is to hack into a manufacturer’s
mainframe; it’s a piece of cake, right up to the moment terrorists
tapping the same computer discover them! Now they’re in so deep, it
might be too late for even an Ultimate Blue agent to save the day.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8
5″ x 7.375″ • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

OMUKAE DESU Vol. 2
Written and illustrated by Meca Tanaka
CMX. Hop on board with Madoka, as he shuttles more reluctant ghosts to
the afterlife! This time, he assists the ghost of a stage-show
“superhero” by giving him one last shot at a heroic performance. He
also helps a beautiful high school English teacher, a friendless
11-year-old girl, and an old woman who lost something precious. And is
a bunny suit about to be retired? Plus, two bonus stories by
writer/artist Meca Tanaka!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8
5″ x 7.375″ • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

TOWER OF THE FUTURE Vol. 5
Written and illustrated by Saki Hiwatari
CMX. Takeru knows that his girlfriend’s brother is infected by the
mysterious entity Noize. Takeru is determined to protect Ichigo with
his own hands, but who is watching out for him? Zen’s older sister
reveals the relationship between their family and Noize, but the
omnipotent Noize is, as always, listening — and doesn’t like what it
hears!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 1
5″ x 7.375″ • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN

YOUNG MAGICIAN Vol. 6
Written and illustrated by Yuri Narushima
CMX. Traumatized by the horrible incident at the hospital, Ibuki
decides to leave town to live with distant relatives. While
recuperating in Kyushu, he’s reunited with Carno — but when will they
realize there’s a new plot to capture them? Meanwhile, the time has
come for the Holy Knights to carry out their secret ritual…but is
anyone ready for what this mysterious miracle will bring?
Advance-solicited; on sale November 22
5″ x 7.375″ • 208 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE

THE AUTHORITY #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Gene Ha
Variant covers by Arthur Adams
The WorldStorm rollout continues with the return of the most dangerous
super-group on the planet! Grant Morrison, the universally acclaimed
writer of All Star Superman, Seven Soldiers and Wildcats brings his
talents to the new bimonthly series THE AUTHORITY, featuring art by
Eisner Award-winner Gene Ha (TOP 10)!
Morrison & Ha deliver an unparalleled sense of drama and dynamic
storytelling to The Authority that will leave readers gasping for
breath. The first issue starts with a bang and goes up from there,
reintroducing the team with intriguing new twists and revelations!
Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may be ordered
separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Gene Ha; one copy of
Variant Edition A, with a cover by Art Adams, may be ordered for every
10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition
B, with a pencil version of the cover by Arthur Adams, may be ordered
for every 50 copies of the Standard
Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further
details. For a signed edition, please see the Dynamic Forces section
of Previews.
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

[With this and Stormwatch both being bi-monthlies, I think I will pick
them up. I don’t want to wait a year for there to be enough material
for a collection and then six more months for DC to decide to put it
out.]

DEATHBLOW #1
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Carlos D’Anda
Variant covers by Stephen Platt
From critically acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets,
Superman) and red-hot artist Carlos D’Anda (Outsiders) comes the story
of one man’s journey of self-discovery — and all the people he must
kill along the way!
In a world marred by brutal warfare, unjustified nation-building and
corporate greed, soldiers like Michael Cray — code name: Deathblow —
run the risk of becoming lethal puppets. The real question is, who’s
pulling the strings?
Following a deadly mission, Cray is assumed dead by his superiors —
until it’s discovered he’s being held in a Middle Eastern prison. A
daring commando raid rescues Cray, and the government will use any
means to determine where his loyalties lie. This puts Deathblow on a
dangerous road, unsure of who his real enemies are and of who he can
trust — including himself! Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers
that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by
Carlos D’Anda; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Stephen
Platt, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition
ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil version of the
cover by Stephen Platt, may be ordered for every 50 copies of the
Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for
further details.
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #1
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Talent Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning
Variant covers by J. Scott Campbell
A new generation of adventure begins as superstar writer Gail Simone
(Birds of Prey, Villains United) and artists Talent Caldwell & Matt
“Batt” Banning (Wildcats: Nemesis) join forces to reimagine the
classic WildStorm teen team!
The life of a teenager can be a strange enough experience, but when
super-powers are added to the mix things get a whole lot more
confusing in a hurry! Meet Caitlin, Sarah, Roxy, Bobby, and Eddie —
outcast teenagers from different parts of the country who quickly
learn they all have something in common: abilities far beyond those of
their classmates! But what’s the secret to these wonderful and scary
powers, and what role do the nefarious Tabula Rasa and International
Operations play? Retailers: This issue will feature 3 covers that may
be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Talent
Caldwell & Matt “Batt” Banning; one copy of Variant Edition A, with a
cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the
Standard Edition ordered; one copy of Variant Edition B, with a pencil
version of the cover by J. Scott Campbell, may be ordered for every 50
copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order
Form for further details.
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLDSTORM #1
Written by Gail Simone, Christos Gage and others
Art by Neil Googe, Doug Mahnke and others
Cover by Arthur Adams
The WorldStorm has been unleashed, and this special edition will help
fans get up to speed! This 32-page one-shot special includes two
all-original, six-page stories that preview the soon-to-be-released
StormWatch: Post-Human Division by Christos Gage and Doug Mahnke, and
Tranquility, by Gail Simone and Neil Googe!
Also included in this book is a series of pinups accompanied by a host
of valuable biographical information on WorldStorm teams and
characters: The Authority, Wildcats, Gen13, Deathblow, THE Midnighter
and Wetworks. This is a book no WildStorm fan will want to miss!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WETWORKS #2
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
Cover by Portacio
Variant covers by Michael Golden
Monsters walk among us as the explosive new series from the minds of
Mike Carey (HELLBLAZER, LUCIFER) and Whilce Portacio continues! As
Dane and company investigate a trio of mysterious killings in San
Francisco, a werewolf cop is grilled for information. Meanwhile, the
efforts to revive Mother One reach an unexpected conclusion.
Retailers: This issue will feature 2 covers that may be ordered
separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Whilce Portacio; one copy
of Variant Edition A, with a cover by Michael Golden, may be ordered
for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the
Previews Order Form for further details.
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

[The rest of the these Wildstorm relaunches range from mildly
interesting to not at all. In any event, I can wait for the collection
on all of them.]

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #1
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross
The acclaimed ASTRO CITY returns with “Eyes of a Killer,” the second
story arc in the 16-issue DARK AGE epic by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson
and Alex Ross! The mean streets of Astro City in the 1970s are getting
meaner, and Charles and Royal Williams are drawn deeper into the
darkness. Against the background of Astro City’s most turbulent
decade, featuring the Street Angel, Black Velvet, The Apollo 11,
Jack-In-the-Box and more, one brother is targeted for death — while
the other makes a discovery that could change their lives forever.
On sale October 25 • 5 of 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

[Must buy!]

CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON TP
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Sandra Hope
Cover by Camuncoli & Gabriele Dell’Otto
One of DC’s mightiest champions explodes into the WildStorm Universe
in this collection of the 9-issue miniseries!
A stranger’s odyssey through a world close to his own, but different
in so many ways is chronicled in this epic tale. Will the WildStorm
Universe ever be the same?
Advance-solicited; on sale November 8 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

THE BOYS #4
Written by Garth Ennis
Art and cover by Darick Robertson
They’re young, they’re beautiful, they’re the number one teen
super-team: they’re Teenage Kix, and they’re right in The Boys’
gunsights. Hughie gets his first look at our heroes doing what they do
best — and isn’t too keen on some of the things he sees.
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

BATTLER BRITTON #4
Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Colin Wilson
Cover by Garry Leach
Wing Commander Britton and Lt. Gilhooley are heavily outnumbered by
Nazi fighters. Deep behind enemy lines without rations or a way home
other than their feet, the two must use wits and cunning to survive.
But will that be enough to sustain them after the lethal discovery
they make?
On sale October 4 • 4 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

CLAW THE UNCONQUERED #5
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art and cover by Andy Smith
Claw faces betrayal and must fight for his life! Will his strength,
skill, and berserker fury be enough to save his life? Or could this be
the end for Claw the Conqueror? Plus, the dark prophecy takes vicious,
evil shape — and Claw’s role in it will astound!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA VOL. 4: MARCH TO WAR TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Tony Harris
A shocking tragedy strikes an Iraq War protest in downtown Manhattan
in this collection featuring EX MACHINA #17-20! Plus, in the 2-part
“Life and Death,” superstar artist Chris Sprouse illustrates an
adventure from Mayor Hundred’s super-heroic past from EX MACHINA
SPECIAL #1-2!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 29 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US •
MATURE READERS

[The series has settled into a kind of “just-ok” niche. I hope it
picks up again soon after the promising start.]

EX MACHINA VOL. 3: FACT VS. FICTION TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Tony Harris
Reoffered to coincide with EX MACHINA VOL. 4, this volume collects
three storylines from issues #11-16 of the Eisner Award-winning
series! Mayor Hundred makes a difficult decision about his own future,
becomes part of a shocking trial, and leaves New York City for the
first time since his election!
On sale October 4 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US • MATURE READERS • Relist

EX MACHINA #25
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Tom Feister
Cover by Harris
What does it take to be the bodyguard of a retired superhero? In this
special stand-alone story, Mayor Hundred celebrates Bradbury, former
sidekick of the high-flying Great Machine, now loyal chief of security
to the most powerful man in New York City!
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

NINJA SCROLL #2
Written by J. Torres
Art and cover by Michael Chang
Variant cover by Jim Lee
The action-packed series based on the smash-hit anime continues! Jubei
has found himself in a mysterious village surrounded by long-dead
enemies! As he slowly puts the pieces of the puzzle together while
fighting for his life, he comes to the horrifying conclusion that
maybe he’s not in a mysterious village at all…he could very well be
stranded in one of the levels of hell! Retailers: This issue will
feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard
Edition cover is by Michael Chang; one copy of the Variant Edition,
with a cover by Jim Lee, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the
Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for
further details.
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

DESOLATION JONES #7
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by Danijel Zezelj
Kicking off “To Be in England,” a new 6-part story written by Warren
Ellis with art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS)! A year ago, Michael
Jones’ former MI6 colleague John Asher sought sanctuary in the
ex-spies’ community inside the greater Los Angeles area. Today, Jones
is hired to find out who killed John Asher the night before: a case
that takes him into Hollywood, politics, sexual under-cultures, and
the town 25 miles outside metropolitan L.A. where Philip K. Dick wrote
his strangest books…
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

[Dropping this with this issue in favor of collections.]

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #1
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by TBD
Covers by Tony Harris
Variant cover by Tim Bradstreet
On the heels of the new DVD Special Edition of A Nightmare on Elm
Street comes a terrifying new series!
From the twisted mind of Chuck Dixon (NIGHTWING, CLAW) and artist TBD
comes a fresh look at one of the most frightening horror icons of all
time: Freddy Krueger! A new family has moved to the quiet town of
Springwood and when night falls, the town quickly learn its horrible
secret! Will this new family survive a new nightmare on Elm Street? Or
can the tables be turned in the monstrous dream realm? Retailers: This
issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The
Standard Edition cover is by Tony Harris; one copy of the Variant
Edition, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet, may be ordered for every 10
copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order
Form for further details.
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

PLANETARY #26
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by John Cassaday
Discover what it’s all been building to! Jacob Greene is lost in
space. William Leather is…not well. It all comes down to Elijah Snow
and Randall Dowling — the architect of Planetary vs. the mastermind of
the 4 — for the first and last time! Plus, one huge surprise. If ever
there was an issue of Planetary you shouldn’t miss, this is it!
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

[Must buy.]

MANIFEST ETERNITY #5
Written by Scott Lobdell
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen
The war takes a dramatic turn as Tarkington unleashes the ultimate
weapon of mass destruction on the enemy: a beautiful woman by the name
of Skull! The epic adventure that follows the inter-stellar war
between a culture of epic magic versus an empire of incredible
technology continues!
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ROKKIN #4
Written by Andy Hartnell
Art and cover by Nick Bradshaw & Jim Charalampidis
The long, dark journey to Demortia continues as Arness tries to secure
the weapon that could be his salvation. But will he achieve his goal,
or will the agents of Vulmax get to it first? Alliances are forged and
broken in this double-crossing, ogre-decapitating, can’t-miss issue!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 HARDCOVER
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, Malcolm Jones III, Chris Bachalo,
Michael Zulli, Steve Parkhouse, Kelley Jones, Charles Vess and Colleen
Doran
Cover by Dave McKean
THE SANDMAN, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil
Gaiman, was the most acclaimed comic book title of the 1990s. A rich
blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction,
historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, THE SANDMAN is
also widely considered one of the most original and artistically
ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996,
it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of
comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right.
Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new
Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed
slipcased volumes, THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 collects issues #1-20
of THE SANDMAN and features completely new coloring, approved by the
author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen
extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a
gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who
originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the
World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, “A Midsummer Night’s
Dream,” together with reproductions of the issue’s original pencils by
Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President &
Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 1 • 612 pg, FC, $99.00 US • MATURE
READERS

[Maybe someday, when all four volumes are out. (2009?) For now I’ll
content myself with my original set of ten hardcovers.]

THE SANDMAN #1 SPECIAL EDITION
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Sam Kieth & Mike Dringenberg
Cover by Dave McKean
In celebration of THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 HC, Vertigo proudly
re-presents the classic debut issue of THE SANDMAN, completely
recolored and priced at just $.50 U.S.
Written by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys,
American Gods), with art by Sam Kieth (BATMAN: SECRETS) & Mike
Dringenberg and a cover by Dave McKean (Mirrormask), this is the
unforgettable issue the introduced the modern-day mythology of
Morpheus, the Endless, and so much more.
This Special Edition presents the brilliantly recolored version of the
issue, as seen in THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1, along with ads
spotlighting THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN and more. This promotionally priced
issue is an ideal way for retailers to show off the new look of these
groundbreaking stories and promote sales for the slipcased hardcovers.
On sale October 25 • 48 pg, FC, $.50 US • MATURE READERS

100 BULLETS #77
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
The major players continue on to Mexico, with one group arriving first
with an offer that’s hard to refuse. However, Dizzy, along with the
three men who love her, has plans of her own. Will it be the Minutemen
or the Trust that grows stronger, or will the Mexico Quartet go it
alone?
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AMERICAN VIRGIN #8
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan
Cover by Joshua Middleton
Part 4 of the 5-part “Going Down.” Adam Chamberlain has been raked
through a thicket of emotion and finally stands toe-to-toe with the
singular object of his immortal sadness. But with more than one life
on the line, will Adam tighten the noose and get the vengeance he so
desperately needs? Or will he answer to a higher power instead?
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

AMERICAN SPLENDOR #2
Written by Harvey Pekar
Art by Dean Haspiel, Chris Samnee, Eddie Campbell, Richard Corben,
Leonardo Manco, Chris Weston and Chandler Wood
Cover by Haspiel
Seven new stories from the ongoing adventures of the ultimate
everyman, featuring an all-star roster of artists including Eddie
Campbell (BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, From Hell), Richard
Corben (SWAMP THING), Chris Weston (THE FILTH) and Leonardo Manco
(HELLBLAZER). Harvey battles rebellious toilet bowls, overbearing
snowfalls and uncooperative eyeglasses, among other adversaries, in
this ad-free issue.
On sale October 4 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, No ads, B&W, $2.99 US • MATURE
READERS

DMZ #12
Written by Brian Wood
Art and cover by Wood
In this special stand-alone issue, Brian Wood supplies both script and
art and gives readers an in-depth look at life, culture and the unique
neighborhoods within the DMZ. Think of it as a tourist guide to one of
the most dangerous destinations on Earth — Manhattan, New York
City…the DMZ.
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

DEADMAN #3
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by John Watkiss
In part 3 of the 5-part debut story arc, a secret kept by Brandon’s
late father could explain Brandon’s incessant interdimensional
shifting — as well as the mystery of his own apparent death — as long
as he can escape the relentless team of operatives bent on killing him
a second time.
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER #225
Written by Denise Mina
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Part 2 of Denise Mina’s 5-part “The Red Right Hand.” Constantine finds
that reunions with old friends aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
But his new friends only lead him into more trouble as Chris Cole,
tormented by the ghost of his murdered wife, rejoins John on a mission
to save the city of Glasgow — or kill everyone still living there.
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

HELLBLAZER: EMPATHY IS THE ENEMY TP
Written by Denise Mina
Art by Leonardo Manco
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Collecting award-winning novelist Denise Mina’s (Garnethill,
Deception, Field of Blood) take on the hard-drinking master of
bad-luck magic from HELLBLAZER #216-222. When an ordinary man
innocently uses an incantation, he turns to Constantine for help. But
when an infamous Scottish occultist gets involved, Constantine
discovers he has been cursed with empathy for his fellow man and
realizes that the nightmare has just begun.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 15
168 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE FOUNTAIN SOFTCOVER
Written by Darren Aronofsky
Adapted by Kent Williams
Art and cover by Williams
This fall, Darren Aronofsky — the acclaimed director behind such
critically acclaimed films as Pi and Requiem for a Dream – releases
The Fountain, his most ambitious movie yet. Now, in time for the
film’s greatly anticipated debut, is the softcover edition of last
year’s sought-after THE FOUNTAIN graphic novel, which earned artist
Kent Williams (Blood: A Tale, Havok/Wolverine: Meltdown) an Eisner
Award nomination for Best Painter.
An odyssey about one man’s thousand-year struggle to save the woman he
loves, The Fountain follows Thomas as he feverishly travels through
three distinct eras: as a 16th century conquistador battling a fierce
Mayan army, as a present-day scientist searching for a cure for his
wife’s mortal disease and as a future explorer seeking to uncover the
secrets of a dying star.
The Fountain graphic novel is a sister-project to the film, which is
released by Warner Bros. Pictures and Regency Enterprises and stars
Tony-Award-winner Hugh Jackman (The Boy from Oz, X-Men) and
Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Mummy). Using
the same story as its seed but stretched instead upon the limitless
canvas of the comics medium, the graphic novel provides an insider’s
accompaniment to the movie, providing perhaps the ultimate “director’s
cut.”
On sale October 4 • 8.625” x 11.625” • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE
READERS

THE EXTERMINATORS #10
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore & Ande Parks
Cover by Philip Bond
The calamitous conclusion of the 4-part “Insurgency.” Nothing is more
deadly than a militia of insects willing to kill themselves for a
cause. The Bug-Bee boys discover that the cause is to turn man’s own
considerable waste products against him. And one Bug Brother will have
to give his own life to hold back the rise of the roaches. For now.
On sale October 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

FABLES #54
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha and Paul Guinan
Cover by James Jean
Hansel has been selected by The Adversary to be his personal envoy to
Fabletown. There’s just one problem: Hansel is not a nice man. But
someone has to free Baba Yaga and the captured Wooden Soldiers from
the Woodland before the Empire’s invasion of the mundy world can begin
— and Hansel’s just the Fable for the job!
On sale October 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

JACK OF FABLES #4
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by James Jean
The great escape is on! Jack’s ingenious plan has reached fruition.
All of the captive Fables are on their way, breaking out of the Golden
Boughs Retirement Village. But wait a minute — this is one of Jack’s
schemes, so how can it possibly go well? Will our heroes win their
freedom or will the insidious Mr. Revise and his army of evil
librarians keep the Fables locked away forever?
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

THE OTHER SIDE #1
Written by Jason Aaron
Art and cover by Cameron Stewart
1968. The height of the Vietnam War. Two young men from opposite ends
of the earth must drag themselves through Hell for the opportunity to
kill one another.
Written by rookie sensation Jason Aaron with astoundingly visceral art
by Cameron Stewart (SEAGUY, SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN), THE OTHER SIDE
is a 5-issue miniseries following Bill Everette, a 19-year-old Alabama
farm boy drafted into the Marine Corps whose only goal is to come home
alive, and Vo Binh Dai, a 19-year-old Vietnamese farm boy who enlists
in the People’s Army of Vietnam, terrified only of failing in his duty
to die bravely for his country.
Along the way, Private Everette encounters demonically vicious Parris
Island drill instructors, talking maggots, voiceless ghosts, jaded
grunts, man-eating pigs, maniacal rats, leeches that quote William
Blake, a rifle that begs him to shoot himself and occasionally even
the enemy. Vo Dai must undertake the long march south down the
Strategic Trail, through black forests and bloody swamps, over
pockmarked earth and fields of fire, past tigers and dragons and
mounds of the dead, past exhaustion, beyond endurance. At turns,
wholly fantastic yet always heartbreakingly realistic.
THE OTHER SIDE is an epic tragedy about America’s most haunting war. A
surreal exploration of the Vietnam war from opposing viewpoints. A
horror story about the horrors of war.
On sale October 4 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

[Hmm, mildly interested, but I’ll wait for the collection.]

LOVELESS #12
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Marcelo Frusin
Azzarello and Frusin deliver the shocking conclusion of the 4-part
“Thicker Than Blackwater.” With the sadistic serial murderer finally
revealed — as well as his high-level backers — will Sheriff Wes Cutter
dole out justice or revel in Blackwater’s horrible fate?
On sale October 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

TESTAMENT #11
Written by Douglas Rushkoff
Art by Peter Gross & Gary Erskine
Cover by Liam Sharp
A special standalone story featuring guest art art by Peter Gross
(LUCIFER) & Gary Erskine (THE FILTH) reveals the hidden history of the
most cryptic character in The Temple. Tyrone was once a beloved
humanitarian who ran a profitable enterprise — until his own god
turned against him. Is he reliving the story of the Biblical Job? Or
does Job still live today?
On sale October 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

SWAMP THING: INFERNAL TRIANGLES TP
Written by Rick Veitch, Jamie Delano and St

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