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DC Solicitations - September '05

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BATMAN

Click to enlargeALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #2
Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Acclaimed writer Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHTS RETURNS) and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) are back for the second thrilling installment of the year's most anticipated comics event! And this stellar creative team has brought its "A" game to this imaginative new interpretation of the origin of these celebrated comic-book icons! 
After witnessing his parents' brutal deaths, Dick Grayson's life is seemingly destroyed. But Batman whisks the young lad into his care and promises him something Bruce never had: retribution.
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN #645
Written by Judd Winick 
Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Jock

The startling revelation of the Red Hood's identity leads Batman on a quest for answers. Could it really be Jason Todd cutting a swath through the Gotham City underworld? There's only one place to find the answer to that question: the Gotham graveyard!
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeDETECTIVE COMICS #811
Written by David Lapham
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill 
Cover by Lapham

Batman is in too deep, as his undercover assignment starts to go horribly wrong! While he fights to stay alive, Robin and Gordon try to hold off the creatures that have been taking over all of Gotham City, in Part 9 of "City of Crime"!
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


Click to enlargeBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #69
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Claudio Castellini

Hush will stop at nothing to learn the secrets of a brand-new Clayface! But what's the connection between Clayface and the murder investigation surrounding Alfred? Can Batman unravel the mystery while keeping Alfred alive and out of police custody? 
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #195
Written by J.H. Williams III & Dan Curtis Johnson
Art and cover by Seth Fisher 

Part 4 of the 5-part "Snow." Batman's operatives encounter 
Mr. Freeze and come to grips with the madman's plan to bring his wife back against all odds. 
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeBATGIRL #68
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art and cover by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang

Batgirl infiltrates the Balkan stronghold of Nyssa, daughter of the deceased Ra's al Ghul, on a quest to learn the identity of her mother. Now she faces the woman who holds all her secrets: Lady Shiva!
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


Click to enlargeCATWOMAN #47
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Adam Hughes

Catwoman joins a group of super-villains who've taken over the East End! She wants to tear them apart from the inside, even if it means dealing with every baddie from Captain Cold and the Cheetah 
to the powered protectors of the proletariat, Hammer and Sickle!
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeROBIN #142
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

As Tim prepares to make the biggest decision of his life - whether or not to leave Batman's employ for a Black Ops job in the U.S. government - an old flame comes back into his life. The problem? This one died in the Gotham Gang War. Love has never been so creepy!
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeROBIN/BATGIRL: FRESH BLOOD TP
Written by Bill Willingham and Andersen Gabrych
Art by Damion Scott, Alé Garza and Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Scott

A thrilling new collection featuring ROBIN #132-133 and BATGIRL #58- 59! After relocating to Blüdhaven, two of Gotham's youngest heroes must face Nightwing's enemy Shrike and their old foe, the Penguin.
On sale Sept 14 • 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN: JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #2
Written by Andrew Helfer
Art by Tan Eng Huat
Cover by Pat Lee

The explosive 12-issue maxiseries heats up as the Carrier comes to Gotham City - and he's brought the plague with him! When an undercover Bruce Wayne is inadvertently infected, Bruce must struggle against the disease while battling his own inner demons about the future of the Dark Knight - and then come to the aid of Jim Gordon when a mysterious fire breaks out!
On sale Sept 28 • 2 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #6
Written by Paul Jenkins
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

Hysteria breaks out as the 6-issue miniseries reaches a shocking finale! Two-Face has infected the citizens of Gotham with his "Jekyll & Hyde" serum and is on the run from the Batman! But can the Dark Knight put an end to Two-Face's madness before Harvey Dent's "Mr. Hyde" personality takes over and destroys him once and for all? 
On sale Sept 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeGOTHAM CENTRAL #35
Written by Greg Rucka & Ed Brubaker
Art by Kano & Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Sean Phillips

With the discovery of a dead Robin and now another murdered hero, the GCPD's detectives find themselves with more questions than before - and only one person is capable of providing the answers. The problem, of course, is that Batman's not talking.
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


NIGHTWING #112
Written by Devin Grayson
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Dick Grayson's gone undercover. Maybe too far undercover! When the criminals whose trust he's earned stab him in the back, the parts of his life that have been under wraps come to the surface. And why is Deathstroke the Terminator at the head of Dick's crime world?
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeBATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 3 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others
Art by Sean Phillips, Pete Woods and others
Cover by James Jean

The final volume of WARGAMES collects BATMAN #633, BATGIRL #57, CATWOMAN #36, ROBIN #131, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #58.
On sale Sept 21 • 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US

 


BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 2 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others
Art by Sean Phillips, Paul Gulacy and others
Cover by James Jean

Reoffered to coincide with WAR GAMES ACT 3, this volume collects DETECTIVE COMICS #798, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK 
KNIGHT #183, NIGHTWING #97, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #57, 
ROBIN #130, BATGIRL #56, CATWOMAN #35 and BATMAN #632.
On sale Sept 21 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US • RELIST


BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT 1 TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Bill Willingham and others
Art by Sean Phillips, Paul Gulacy and others
Cover by James Jean

Reoffered to coincide with WAR GAMES ACT 3, this volume collects the BATMAN:12-CENT ADVENTURE, DETECTIVE COMICS #797, BATMAN #631, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #182, NIGHTWING #82, and more.
On sale Sept 21 • 208 pg, FC, $14.99 US • RELIST


Click to enlargeBATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 3 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil, Bob Haney, Len Wein and others
Art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano
Cover by Adams

The extra-sized final volume collecting Neal Adams's acclaimed covers and stories featuring the Dark Knight! This volume includes material from BATMAN #232, #234, #237, #243-245 and #251, featuring Two-Face, the Joker, and more members of Batman's famed Rogues Gallery. Plus, two never-before-reprinted stories done for Peter Pan records and a sketchbook section showcasing Adams' advertising and custom comics work with 
the Caped Crusader!
On sale Sept 28 • 280 pg, FC, $49.99 US


BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil and others
Art and cover by Neal Adams

Collecting material from BATMAN #200, 203 and 210; THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #75-76 and 79-85; DETECTIVE COMICS #370, 372, 385, 389, 391, and 392; and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS 174-176, 178-180, 182-183, 185, and 186!
On sale Sept 28 • 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US • RELIST


BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 2 HC
Written by Dennis O'Neil, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman and others
Art and cover by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano

Presenting material originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #393-411, BATMAN #217, 219-222, 224-227, and 229-231, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88-90, 93 and 95, and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #199-200 and 202!
On sale Sept 28 • 240 pg, FC, $49.95 US • RELIST


SUPERMAN

Click to enlargeSHAZAM/SUPERMAN: FIRST THUNDER #1 
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Josh Middleton

Witness the first meeting of The Last Son of Krypton and Earth's Mightiest Mortal in this thrilling 4-issue miniseries written by Judd Winick (SUPERMAN: "Lightning Strikes," OUTSIDERS) with art by Josh Middleton (Nyx, New Mutants)! While Superman must stop members of a cult from stealing an ancient artifact from the Metropolis Natural History Museum, Captain Marvel must defeat giant robots rampaging through Fawcett City. When the same cult attempts to steal an artifact from a Fawcett City Museum, Superman drops by to lend a hand, and teams up with Captain Marvel against an all-new threat! 
On sale Sept 8 • 1 of 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Mike Carlin


Click to enlargeSUPERGIRL #2
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund 

The battle that had to happen is here: Supergirl vs. Superboy! After last issue's titanic tussle with Power Girl, why is Kara going toe-to-toe with the Boy of Steel? And where do the rest of the Teen Titans fit into all of this? Plus, Lex Luthor makes his move! Join the superstar team of Jeph Loeb, Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund as they continue to rocket the new Girl of Steel into hyperspace!
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeSUPERMAN/BATMAN #23
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

Get ready for more pulse-pounding thrills from the original World's Finest creators - Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines - in part 4 of the 6-part "With a Vengeance," guest-starring Supergirl! Superman and Batman may have escaped the Maximums, but that doesn't stop those vengeance-seeking superheroes from starting a full-scale invasion of Earth - with everyone who's ever been a Maximum! And somehow this is all tied to Darkseid's fate and the most unexpected death you'll see this year! 
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeACTION COMICS #831
Written by Gail Simone
Art by John Byrne & Nelson 
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan

A VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Get ready for Superman vs. Black Adam - and Doctor Psycho will be there to pick up the pieces! 
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


Click to enlargeADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #644
Written by Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Karl Kerschl

After the shocking revelations of Identity Crisis and JLA: "Crisis of Conscience," Superman confronts Zatanna! 
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 

 


Click to enlargeSUPERMAN #221
Written by Mark Verheiden
Art and cover by Ed Benes

Superman's being pulled in all directions in an issue that ties into all four miniseries springing from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS! Omac is running loose. Villains are united. Magic is everywhere. Naturally, it's a perfect time for Bizarro to show up!
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeSUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT TP 
Written by Mark Waid 
Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan

A new softcover edition collecting the 12-issue miniseries that features the entire modern-day retelling of Superman by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan. Plus, an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough & Miles Millar and a sketchbook section!
On sale Sept 28 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US
 


SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY TP 
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Stuart Immonen

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT, this volume collects the critically lauded 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries that told the origin tale of a different Clark Kent. In the real world, a young Kansas man with the unfortunate name Clark Kent wakes up one day with super-powers much like those of the fictional Superman!
On sale Sept 28 • 208 pg, FC, $19.95 US • RELIST


DCU

Click to enlargeCRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Pérez

Worlds lived. Worlds died. And the DC Universe was never the same! In 1985, DC Comics dramatically altered comics' original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, a 12-issue series that rocked the comics community, tragically dooming some of DC's most beloved characters and drastically altering others. Written by Marv Wolfman and pencilled by George Pérez, with inks by Dick Giordano, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS finds the alternate worlds that once were a hallmark of the DC Universe under siege 
by a mysterious force powerful enough to wipe out the lives of billions.

Now this landmark series gets the star treatment in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION - an oversized slipcased set containing two hardcover books. The 368-page Book One includes the full 12-issue maxiseries (which was painstakingly restored and meticulously recolored in 1998), with an introduction by Marv Wolfman, afterword by Dick Giordano, and creator bios. George Pérez provides all-new art for the dustjacket. (Please note that the Monitor Tapes section from issue #10 will be shot from the original art for this issue and represented in its original form.)

The 96-page Book Two contains a compendium featuring the full behind-the-scenes story on the years-long making of the maxiseries complete with memos, notes, original plots and commentary from Marv Wolfman and Jerry Ordway; the Official Index to Crisis and Official Index to Crisis Crossovers being reprinted for the very first time, completely updated; a look into post-Crisis events and aftermath stories, how the Superboy/Legion conundrum was solved, and a look at the 20th anniversary of this seminal event. George Pérez provides all-new art for the dustjacket.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 16 • Oversized, slipcased hardcover • 464 pg, FC, $99.99 US 


Click to enlargeAQUAMAN #34
Written by John Arcudi
Art by Andy Clarke & Leonard Kirk
Cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

Featuring the return of guest artist Andy Clarke (THIRTEEN)! Aquaman is reunited with his wife Mera, only to find she's dying. The only way to save her is take her out of Atlantis, and the only thing standing in Aquaman's way is…Tempest? 
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


Click to enlargeBLOOD OF THE DEMON #7
Written by John Byrne & Will Pfeifer
Art by Byrne & Nekros
Cover by Byrne

A special DAY OF VENGEANCE tie-in! The sadistic Spectre has been trying to rid the DCU of its practitioners of magic - and now he sets his sights on Etrigan the Demon!
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 
 


Click to enlargeBREACH #9
Written by Bob Harras
Art by Javier Pulido & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Marcos Martin

Featuring guest art by Javier Pulido (HUMAN TARGET)! 
The connection between Breach and the villainous Herdsman is brought to light! Troops and scientists from Otherside find evidence that no one who has had contact with the Rifters can be trusted, not even Breach!
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeBIRDS OF PREY #86
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Bruce Timm, David Lopez & Fernando Blanco, Adriana Melo & Will Conrad 
Cover by Adriana Melo & Will Conrad 

The Birds return to Metropolis - and one of them's staying for good! Three guest artists - including Bruce Timm - tell the tale of one unforgettable moving day!
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeDAY OF VENGEANCE #6
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Walter Simonson

The 6-issue miniseries spinning from COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS reaches an unbelievable finale in a tale called "The Death of Magic!" Can the combined forces of the Shadowpact finally stop the Spectre?
On sale Sept 21 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1 - SECOND PRINTING
Written by Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns and Judd Winick
Art by Rags Morales, Phil Jimenez, Ivan Reis and others 
Cover by Jim Lee & Alex Ross 

Don't miss this second chance to get the book that kicked off one of the year's biggest comics events! Three of comics' most acclaimed writers join an all-star roster of artistic talent for this 80-page spectacular with the low cover price of $1.99! 
On sale Sept 8 • 80 pg, FC, $1.99 US • RELIST


Click to enlargeDOOM PATROL #16
Written by John Byrne
Art by Byrne & Doug Hazlewood
Cover by Byrne

In a shocking turn of events, the Doom Patrol loses a member to the dark side when Nudge's full powers and personalities are revealed! But while Nudge takes on the Doom Patrol, Vortex's mysterious "brothers" arrive with a secret mission of their own…
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeTHE FLASH #226
Written by Stuart Immonen & Kathryn Kuder
Art by Steve Lightle
Cover by Ladronn

A special issue featuring a guest creative team! Wally gets a break on a mountain climbing expedition…but an unexpected avalanche requires a rescue from The Flash! 
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeFIRESTORM #17
Written by Stuart Moore
Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Stull 
Cover by Matt Haley

A special VILLAINS UNITED tie-in! Trapped in a remote power installation by the Society, Firestorm - and a mysterious girl called Gehenna - must defeat Black Adam's army of supervillains to escape! 
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeGREEN LANTERN #5
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

Fan-favorite artist Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH) joins writer Geoff Johns for an action-packed tale that pits Hal Jordan against the deadly new Shark as alien abductions across the West Coast increase dramatically! But what do these extraterrestrials want, and what strange events in the past are they truly responsible for? Guest-starring Hector Hammond!
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeGREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #1
Written by Geoff Johns & Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy

Get ready for a new 5-issue miniseries springing from the pages of GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH! Written by Geoff Johns (GREEN LANTERN, TEEN TITANS) & Dave Gibbons (RANN-THANAGAR WAR, THE ORIGINALS) with art by Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy (AQUAMAN), Recharge kicks off with an extra-sized debut issue!

For too long, the light of the Green Lantern Corps has been absent from the cosmos. Now, as darkness and chaos descend upon space, it is time for the Guardians of the Universe to revive the Corps' proud heritage, to recruit new servants to their cause and to recharge the mighty power that once they wielded. 

Their lives still reeling from the epic battle with Parallax, veteran GLs Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner and Kilowog lead a new generation of Lanterns into galaxy-spanning action. As old foes plot the downfall of Oa itself, the Green Lantern Corps must first fight to unite its own ranks. 
On sale Sept 21 • 1 of 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US Edited by Peter Tomasi


Click to enlargeGREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH HC 
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins
Cover by Van Sciver

The sold out 6-issue miniseries event of 2004-2005 - written by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) with art by Ethan Van Sciver & Prentis Rollins - is collected for the first time, complete with the preview story from Wizard Magazine! Hal Jordan was considered the greatest Green Lantern of them all. But Jordan lost control, allowed himself to be corrupted and transformed into the villainous Parallax. Later, Jordan reappeared and made the ultimate sacrifice - a sacrifice that allowed him to become the Spectre, the Wrath of God. 

After several years of activity on Earth, The Spectre became restless and sought a way to prove himself worthy of that noble reputation. See how a man born without fear and seeking to rebuild his life, puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but across the universe. 

This volume also features an introduction by best-selling author Brad Meltzer and a new cover by Van Sciver!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 12 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US


Click to enlargeGREEN ARROW #54
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Tom Fowler & Rodney Ramos 
Cover by James Jean

Part 1 of the 4-part "Heading into the Light," spinning out of the events of IDENTITY CRISIS! Green Arrow faces off against an old villain who's suddenly become much more deadly. His name is Doctor Light, and he wants revenge on the heroes who violated his mind! Guest-starring Black Lightning and the JLA!
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeHAWKMAN #44
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Joe Bennett and Ruy Jose
Cover by Christopher Moeller

There's a new Hawkman in town, as Golden Eagle assumes the mantle of the Hawk! But has he already gone too far? The villains responsible for destroying Carter Hall are disappearing one by one, until only the true mastermind remains…
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeTHE HUMAN RACE #7
Written by Ben Raab
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong
Cover by Justiniano 

The unbelievable miniseries finale! The unique odyssey of the young man named Ulysses draws to a close. But first Ulysses must make a fateful decision: Can he abandon the town of Shuster's Glen, and the parents who believe he's dead?
On sale Sept 21 • 7 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeKAMANDI ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby & Mike Royer 
Cover by Kirby

The first archive in a series collecting the adventures of Kamandi, the last boy on Earth, by Jack Kirby! In these tales from KAMANDI #1-10 (1972-1973), Kamandi - one of the few survivors of the Great Disaster - must make his way in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders! 
On sale Sept 14 • 244 pg, FC, $49.99 US


Click to enlargeJACK CROSS #2
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by Gary Erskine

The action-filled new series by Warren Ellis & Gary Erskine continues! Jack Cross is called into action only for a good cause…and this good cause is a missing weapon of mass destruction hundreds of times more terrifying than any nuclear device. Jack flies to Guantanamo Bay to question the one woman who can lead him to it - but will he be in time? 
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeJLA #118 & #119
Written by Geoff Johns & Allan Heinberg
Art by Chris Batista & Mark Farmer
Cover by Rags Morales & Farmer

The two concluding issues of the 5-part "Crisis of Conscience," written by Geoff Johns (THE FLASH, TEEN TITANS) and Allan Heinberg (The O.C.) double-ship in September! In JLA #118, the knockdown-dragout battle between Martian Manhunter and Despero continues, as the fight that began on the JLA Watchtower ends on Earth! Meanwhile, Superman intervenes in the Justice League's vote to mindwipe the Secret Society of Super Villains, and Zatanna makes a fateful decision. 
And in #119, the JLA must face off against Despero in Wayne Manor! But in order to stop Despero, the team will be forced to 
turn against one of its own…
#118 on sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
#119 on sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeJLA: SYNDICATE RULES TP
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Ron Garney & Dan Green 
Cover by Garney

A new collection featuring JLA #107-114 and a story from JLA SECRET FILES 2004! Seeking revenge against their positive matter universe counterparts - the fabled JLA - the Crime Syndicate of Amerika breaches the barrier between universes and brings chaos to Earth!
On sale Sept 8 • 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US


Click to enlargeJLA CLASSIFIED #12 
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Butch Guice
Cover by Michael Stribling

In Part 3 of the 6-part "New Maps of Hell," Hell on Earth is unleashed! The JLA confronts President Luthor and learns of an ancient prophecy about the coming of the Martian God of Terror - better known on Earth as the Devil! 
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
 


Click to enlargeJSA #77
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Don Kramer & Keith Champagne
Cover by Alex Ross

Alan Scott pays a visit to Hal Jordan as Hal prepares to leave Earth with Donna Troy. But Alan has one last favor to ask Hal, and it will be one of the hardest things a Green Lantern has ever tried to accomplish!
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


Click to enlargeJSA CLASSIFIED #3 
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Conner

The origin of Power Girl continues as she travels to Gotham to meet the Huntress and finds herself face-to-face with the Crime Syndicate! 
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


Click to enlargeLEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #10
Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Art Thibert
Cover by Kitson

The Legion finally fights as a team against the brutal Terror Firma! But after the team-splintering recent events, who's in charge?
On sale Sept 28 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US
 


Click to enlargeMANHUNTER #14
Written by Marc Andreyko
Art by Javier Pina & Fernando Blanco
Cover by Jesus Saiz

The secret of Project Manhunter is revealed - and so is the identity of Kate Spencer's long-lost father!
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeOUTSIDERS #28
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Matthew Clark & Art Thibert
Cover by Daniel Acuña

Reeling from the mind-blowing events of "The Insider" story arc, the team mourns a lost comrade and decides you can't go home again…ever! .
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargePLASTIC MAN #18
Written by Kyle Baker
Art and cover by Baker

The showdown between Plas and his adopted stepdaughter's fiancé boyfriend friend with no benefits! Beware the wrath and rage of El Rey! Don't miss another exciting issue of the series nominated for two Eisner Awards and two Harvey Awards! 
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeSGT. ROCK'S COMBAT TALES VOL. 1 
Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Jerry Grandenetti, Irv Novick and Russ Heath
Cover by Kubert

A digest-sized collection reprinting SGT. ROCK'S PRIZE BATTLE TALES, plus stories from the pages of G.I. COMBAT and OUR ARMY AT WAR! It's 10 classic stories featuring nonstop action direct from the Silver Age of comics!
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" • 128 pg, FC, $9.99 US


Click to enlargeTHE SECRET OF THE SWAMP THING 
Written by Len Wein
Art and cover by Berni Wrightson

A manga-sized collection featuring the classic origin and first adventures of the Swamp Thing (also collected in the full-size tpb SWAMP THING: DARK GENESIS), including the first 10 issues of the original SWAMP THING title, all by the legendary team of writer Len Wein 
and artist Berni Wrightson. 
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" • 232 pg, FC, $9.99 US


Click to enlargeTHE OMAC PROJECT #6
Written by Greg Rucka 
Art by Jesus Saiz
Cover by Ladrönn

The white-hot miniseries spinning out of COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS concludes! To preserve the Omac Project, Brother Eye plays the ultimate trump card!
On sale Sept 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeRANN-THANAGAR WAR #5
Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos

The course of the war takes a surprise turn as traitors and unexpected allies reveal themselves. As battle rages, a world is reborn - but one warrior makes the ultimate sacrifice! 
On sale Sept 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US
 


SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #4
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Cameron Stewart 

More must-see mysteries of the SEVEN SOLDIERS saga unfold as the GUARDIAN miniseries finale builds toward the epic conclusion in SEVEN SOLDIERS #1!

Is a broken, embittered Jake Jordan ready for "Sex Secrets of the Newsboy Army"? Who were Captain 7, Kid Scarface, Baby Brains, Ali-Ka-Zoom, Chop Suzi, Li'l Hollywood and Millions the Mystery Mutt? What was the vow they made as children outside the United Nations building? What did they do that was so wrong - and why will the entire world suffer in an alien hell if the Guardian makes the wrong decision this time ? 
On sale Sept 8 • 4 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeSHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger and others
Art by Curt Swan, Dick Sprang and others
Cover by Swan & George Klein

Kicking off an exciting line of black-and-white reading library titles! This volume collects SUPERMAN #122-133 and ACTION COMICS #241-257, featuring the birth of the Silver Age Superman mythos, including the first appearances of Supergirl, Brainiac, the Fortess of Solitude and more!
On sale Sept 14 • 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


Click to enlargeSHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox
Art by Gil Kane, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson
Cover by Kane & Giella

One of the first volumes in an all-new line of thick, black-and-white reading library titles! This volume collects the Silver Age classics SHOWCASE #22-24, GREEN LANTERN #1-17, featuring Hal Jordan's earliest adventures as Earth's Green Lantern! 
On sale Sept 14 • 528 pg, B&W $16.99 US


Click to enlargeSEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE #1
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Pasqual Ferry

Grant Morrison's amazing SEVEN SOLDIERS saga continues with a 4-part miniseries featuring art by Pasqual Ferry (ADAM STRANGE)! A young Shiloh Norman is all grown up, and now, with the help of his Mother Box - an alien computer - he has become the world's coolest escape artist, a cross between David Blaine and Puff Daddy. After a hallucinatory encounter with the being called Metron, the formerly aimless and dissatisfied Mister Miracle finds himself with a new mission in life. He now believes he has evidence of an apocalyptic cosmic war being fought through human agents on Earth! Shiloh's seen the light. He knows the score - and he may have lost his mind! 
On sale Sept 21 • 1 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Click to enlargeSON OF VULCAN #4
Written by Scott Beatty 
Art and cover by Keron Grant

Mikey Devante inherited the superpowers of Vulcan - but he can't control them! With Vulcan's secret headquarters and everything in it obliterated, what is Mikey's final inheritance? Vulcan's rogues gallery! 
On sale Sept 8 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
 


Click to enlargeTEEN TITANS #28
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Rob Liefeld

The thrilling conclusion of the 2-part story by Gail Simone (VILLAINS UNITED) and Rob Liefeld (New Mutants)! Kestrel, the mad dog of the Chaos Realm, paralyzes the Titans in a bid to gain power like he's never had before!
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

 


Click to enlargeVILLAINS UNITED #5
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Wade von Grawbadger
Cover by J.G. Jones

Here it is - the battle you would never have imagined: Catman vs. Deadshot! The picture says it all as the group sworn to undermine the villainous Society finds itself at odds with one another as they try to determine the answer to a single mystery: Who is Mockingbird?
On sale Sept 8 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


Click to enlargeVIGILANTE #1
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Ben Oliver
Covers by Michael Golden

A classic DC character returns in a thrilling 6-issue maxiseries written by fan-favorite Bruce Jones (Hulk) with art by Ben Oliver (THE AUTHORITY: HUMAN ON THE INSIDE) and covers by Michael Golden! Welcome to modern-day Metropolis, where two men with very different philosophies work toward finding justice in an unjust world. 

Dr. Justin Powell believes in justice for the individual, including the psychotic souls whose whose abuse as children has led them to do terrible things. Vigilante believes in the right of society to be protected from these psychotics with no regard for restraint or the law. Now, the entire city wants to know who the Vigilante is…but who will find him first - the media or the authorities? 
On sale Sept 28 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Alex Sinclair


Click to enlargeWONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS TP
Written by George Pérez, John Byrne and Len Wein
Art by Pérez, Byrne, Dick Giordano, Bob Smith and Frank McLaughlin Cover by Pérez

The third volume collecting classic stories by George Pérez reprints WONDER WOMAN #15-19 and ACTION COMICS #600! Wonder Woman faces her toughest opponents yet in tales featuring Silver Swan, Superman, Circe, Darkseid and more! Featuring a new cover by Pérez!
On sale Sept 21 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US


WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2: CHALLENGE OF THE GODS TP
Written by George Pérez and Len Wein
Art by Pérez & Bruce Patterson 
Cover by Pérez

Reoffered to coincide with WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS, this second volume reprints Pèrez's remarkable run on WONDER WOMAN, collecting WONDER WOMAN #7-14, featuring the debut of the deadly Cheetah!
On sale Sept 21 • 176 pg, FC, $19.95 US • Relist


WONDER WOMAN #221
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Rags Morales & Mark Propst
Cover by J.G. Jones

The power of OMAC comes after the Amazing Amazon! In the aftermath of the recent events which have shaken the DCU, Wonder Woman goes on global patrol, saving lives and spreading her message of peace wherever she can. But Brother I and the Omac Project have other plans…
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


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Click to enlargeTHE BATMAN STRIKES! #13
Written by Bill Matheny
Art and cover by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty

Based on the hit cartoon on Kids' WB! Batman is on the hunt for Catwoman after a string of burglaries, but Catwoman's claiming she's innocent! 
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US

 


Click to enlargeTHE BATMAN STRIKES VOL. 2: IN DARKEST KNIGHT TP
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda

Gotham City's protector returns to battle a new crop of villains in this second manga-sized collection! Reprinting issues #6-10 of the series based on the hit Kids' WB show, IN DARKEST KNIGHT is sure to brighten your day - with action!
On sale Sept 28 • 5" x 7.375" • 104 pg, FC, $6.99 US


Click to enlargeJUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #13
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Carlo Barberi & Walden Wong
Cover by Ben Caldwell

Red Tornado on a rampage! What has caused the League's android to trash the Watchtower? And can the rest of the Justice League stop him before he heads to Earth to do even more damage?
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
 


Click to enlargeJUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: JAM-PACKED ACTION
Written by various
Art by various
Production art cover

The hit cartoon show gets the "JPA" treatment, as the episodes "Initiation" and "For the Man Who Has Everything" are adapted! These stories feature high-quality screen-captures and dialogue straight from the show's scripts!
On sale Sept 14 • 5" x 7.375" • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US


Click to enlargeTEEN TITANS GO! #23
Written by J. Torres
Art by Mike Norton & Lary Stucker
Cover by Sean Galloway

Red X is back - with a vengeance! The master thief is on a crime spree, robbing a host of places at once! Robin must discover how Red X is doing it and stop him before he ruins the Jump City Comicon!
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
 


Click to enlargeCARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #13
Written by Jim Alexander, Sholly Fisch, Brian Swetlin and Tom Warburton
Art by John Delaney, Maurice Fontenot, Phil Moy, Scott Neely, Robert Pope and the Iguana
Cover by Pope

This is unlucky issue #13, so hold on as Billy and Grim attend a father/ son picnic! Struggle with Courage as he tries to get over his fear of…well, everything, then watch out for bathtime with the Kids Next Door!
On sale Sept 28 • 32 pg, 
FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeCARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 2: READ ALL ABOUT IT! TP
Written by Bill Matheny
Art by Christopher Jones & Terry Beatty
Cover by Jeff Matsuda

All your favorite Cartoon Network stars are back in one convenient manga-sized volume! Featuring the adventures of Dexter's Laboratory, Kids Next Door, Billy and Mandy, Ed, Edd & Eddy and many others! 
On sale Sept 8 • 5" x 7.375" 112 pg, FC, $6.99 US


Click to enlargeLOONEY TUNES #130
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art and cover by Omar Aranda and Alberto Saichann

Special back-to-school issue! Pete Puma plays professor, but Bugs teaches him a real lesson! Plus, tales of Sylvester and Foghorn Leghorn - and just what did Ralph Phillips do during his summer vacation anyway?
On sale Sept 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeTHE POWERPUFF GIRLS #66
Written by Jon Lewis, John Rozum, Sean Carolan and Jen Moore
Art by Christopher Cook. Ricardo Garcia-Fuentes, and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Phil Moy

A giant sea-monster calls for dancing…nonstop rain dancing, that is! Will the Powerpuffs Girls be beat by their own dancing feet? 
Plus, Princess takes her homework assignment a little too far! 
On sale Sept 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US


Click to enlargeSCOOBY-DOO #100
Written by Terrence Griep, Jr.
Art by Joe Staton and Horacio Ottolini
Cover by Bill Wray

Zoinks! It's the fabulous 100th issue! And to celebrate, check out how the gang manages to solve the mystery afoot that will help them win the Trial of the Century!
On sale Sept 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.25 US
 


MAD #458
Written and illustrated by 
The Usual Gang of Idiots 

As the summer wanes, there's just one thing that can appease the general malaise of going back to school: the madcap hilarity that only MAD can deliver! 
On sale Sept 8 • 48 pg, FC/B&W, $3.99 US


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