Comic Fodder

DC Solicitations: July 2007

DC throws the net wide for the July solicitations. There's a lot of good stuff both old and new.

By the way, we're getting our listings from Comic Book Resources. Please go to their site and click on lots of ads.




ACTION COMICS #852

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art and cover by Brad Walker and John Livesay

3-2-1-ACTION! (part 1 of 3) Hot on the heels of SUPERMAN #665's "Jimmy Olsen Countdown Dossier" comes this true blue COUNTDOWN event! Superman has always been Superman's pal. Will he now become Superman's partner?! More secrets of Jimmy's past revealed, the Kryptonite Man on the loose, and more! This issue ties into the events of COUNTDOWN #40!

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN #668

Written by Grant Morrison

Art and cover by J.H. Williams III

Batman, Robin and the Club of Heroes are stuck on an island rigged with elaborate death traps. And even as the villain behind it all begins to explain his twisted motives, he continues to pick the heroes off one by one.

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


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 on 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 one of Gotham's fairer sex to be aroused into action by the Dark Knight's war on crime! Retailers please note: This isse will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Frank Miller). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information. This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

How can I believe you, DC Comics? Is it real or just an illusion?



DETECTIVE COMICS #834

Written by Paul Dini

Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Simone Bianchi

The stunning conclusion, building on last issue's shocking revelations! As Batman is brutally tortured in an inescapable deathtrap, the mortally wounded Zatanna is unable to speak the magic words to save them both! Meanwhile, the mad magician known as Loxias embarks on his farewell performance, intending to kill hundreds of spectators in the grand finale!

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN CONFINDENTIAL #7

Written by Michael Green

Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd

What kind of person becomes a Joker? Writer Michael Green (Heroes writer/producer) and classic Batman artist Denys Cowan shed light on who the Joker was before he became the Joker?and how he and Batman crossed paths even before the day he was created.

On sale July 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE TP

Written by Sam Hamm Cover by Walter Simonson

Art by Denys Cowan & Dick Giordano

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7, also featuring art by Denys Cowan! This classic trade paperback collects DETECTIVE COMICS #598-600 ,written by Batman (1989) screenwriter Sam Hamm! Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this tale that leaves him in a wheelchair!

On sale July 5 o 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist

As I recall, these issues weren't half-bad.


CATWOMAN #69

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

The conclusion of the "Catwoman Dies" storyline! The identity that Selina Kyle built for herself to protect her baby daughter is being destroyed at the hands of Hammer and Sickle, and that's just the beginning. With supervillains and the Gotham police hunting for both Selina and her replacement, Holly, drastic measures are needed!

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


NIGHTWING #134

Written by Marv Wolfman

Art by Jamal Igle & Keith Champagne Cover by Ryan Sook

"The Missing Year" continues with a startling rebirth: The return of the Vigilante! Yesterday, he challenged the Crimelords of Europe, Asia and Africa, and defeated them. Today, he controls the 21 Tigers, an international gang of murderers. But there was a time when Dick Grayson called him friend and mentor - and they both loved the same woman.

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


ROBIN #164

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Freddie E. Williams II

Cover by Patrick Gleason & Wayne Faucher

Dodge plans to launch an attack on Robin, but he can't succeed alone. Scouring the streets of Gotham, Dodge manages to put together a group of like-minded villains - but can he control them when the time comes to teach Robin a lesson?

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

If you have to ask, Dodge, the answer is usually "no".




BATMAN: SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE TP

Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O'Neil and others

Art by Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff and others Cover by various

Step into the Batcave in this new collection spanning Batman's career! Featuring stories from BATMAN #12, 35, 48, 109 and 348, DETECTIVE COMICS #158, 186, 205, 233, 235, and 244, WORLD'S FINEST #30, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #182, BIZARRO COMICS #244, and SECRET ORIGINS TP, this volume features the finest stories set in the mysterious lair of the Dark Knight!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 o 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Neat. Batfans with a desire for fake facts are going to want to pick this one up.



CATWOMAN: IT'S ONLY A MOVIE TP

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez

Cover by Adam Hughes

The father of Catwoman's baby is revealed in this explosive collection featuring CATWOMAN #59-65! See the fallout from Catwoman's murder of Black Mask, including the horrible price she paid for vengeance and why she chose to bring a baby into the world. Plus, Selina pays a visit to Superman's hometown, Metropolis!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 o 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Catwoman should have just gone on "Maury".



SUPERMAN #665

Written by Kurt Busiek

Art by Rick Leonardi & Ande Parks

Cover by Jesus Merino

A special Countdown dossier issue with amazing guest art by Rick Leonardi & Ande Parks, revealing for the first time how Jimmy Olsen came to the Daily Planet!

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

As part of my parole, I am legally required to buy comics featuring Jimmy Olsen.


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #38

Written by Alan Burnett

Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs

Variant cover by Claudio Castellini

Alan Burnett (producer of Batman: The Animated Series), Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, WILDCATS) & Derek Fridolfs deliver Part 2 of "Torment." A major villain returns, and it will have repercussions across the entire DC Universe! And what's the Scarecrow have to do with all this?

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERGIRL #19

Written by Joe Kelly

Art by Alé Garze & Marlo Alquiza

Cover by Garza & Richard Friend

Superstar writer Joe Kelly concludes his SUPERGIRL run with a grueling fight between Supergirl and Superman! Is the only way to save the universe to kill the Man of Steel?

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Oh God. My head hurts. Note: No Mark Sable in the credits?


SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6


Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art and cover by Tim Sale

The stunning tale of the origin of Kryptonite by the team of Darwyn Cooke and Tim Sale concludes!

On sale July 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS HARDCOVER

Written by Dan Jurgens, Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Jerry Ordway and Karl Kesel

Art by Jurgens, Jon Bogdanove, Tom Grummett, Brett Breeding, Rick Burchett and others

Cover by Jurgens & Ordway

For the first time, the historic story of the death and return of Superman is collected in one massive, 784-page hardcover volume featuring an all-new cover by pivotal creator Dan Jurgens, timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the event! THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS includes the best-selling trade paperbacks THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN and THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN, as well as portions of WORLD WITHOUT A SUPERMAN, plus 40 pages of bonus extras including promotional material and product spotlights.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 12 o 784 pg, FC, $75.00

As a Superman nut, nobody appreciates the sentiment behind this collection more than me, but... I think I would have been interested in this collection a lot more if DC had trimmed out all the useless meandering this story took. I mean, there are vast parts of the story where nothing happens...


THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP

Written by Jerry Siegel

Art by Joe Shuster and others

Cover by Shuster

The third volume collecting the adventures of Superman in chronological order! In this volume, collecting ACTION COMICS #21-25, SUPERMAN #4-5 and NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1940, the Man of Steel has early encounters with Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, and more!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

...okay. I'll buy it.... the Chronicles are a great happy medium between Showcase and Archives.



THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP

Written by Jerry Siegel

Art by Joe Shuster and others

Cover by Shuster

Reoffered to coincide with THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3! This volume features classic tales from ACTION COMICS #14-20 and SUPERMAN #2-3 (1939-1940), in which the Man of Tomorrow battles crooked politicians and slumlords as he brings justice to the downtrodden masses.

On sale July 5 o 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US o Relist


BIRDS OF PREY #108

Written by Gail Simone

Art by Nicola Scott & Doug Hazlewood

Cover by Stephane Roux

Oracle tracks down Misfit's parents - but only after a knockdown, drag-out fight with Spy Smasher for control of the Birds of Prey!

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Nice... cover...?


BIRDS OF PREY: BLOOD AND CIRCUITS TP

Written by Gail Simone and Tony Bedard

Art by James Raiz, Paulo Sequeira and others

Cover by Stephane Roux

The "One Year Later" story continues in this collection featuring BIRDS OF PREY #96-103! The Birds have a run-in with Black Alice, encounter the Dark Knight, and have a shake-up in their ranks in this action-packed collection!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 1 o 208 pg, FC, $17.99 US


THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #5

Written by Mark Waid

Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

Cover by Pérez

All roads lead back to Earth for the final showdown over the Book of Destiny, whose possessor will have the knowledge of all that has ever been or will be! Every guest star involved will have the opportunity to glance inside the book, including Batman, Green Lantern, Supergirl, Blue Beetle, Lobo and more!

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

COUNTDOWN 43-40
Story by Paul Dini
43 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by David Lopez
42 script by Sean McKeever; art by Carlos Magno
41 script by Adam Beechen; art by Dennis Calero
40 script by Tony Bedard; art by Manuel Garcia
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
Covers by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
This year-long weekly series featuring a cast of hundreds kicks into high gear in its third month! Learn more about the search for Ray Palmer! Travel into the Nanoverse! All this plus appearances by the Suicide Squad, the Penguin and the Atom!
COUNTDOWN 43 on sale July 5 o COUNTDOWN 42 on sale July 11 o COUNTDOWN 41 on sale July 18 o COUNTDOWN 40 on sale July 25
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AMAZONS ATTACK #4
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art and cover by Pete Woods
The battle rages on! Another "country" joins the fight as a new, deadly opponent enters the fray! While Batman and Catwoman devise a plan to get to the bottom of the chaos, Grace - the Outsiders' 6' 6" female powerhouse - is about to be visited by her past. And in the midst of all this, Supergirl and Wonder Girl have betrayed the heroes and armed forces. Their target: the President of the United States!
On sale July 25 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE ALL-NEW ATOM #13
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Mike Norton & Dan Green
Cover by Ladrönn
The Search for Ray Palmer continues as the Atom finds himself with people who knew Palmer very well: the jungle-dwelling little people from SWORD OF THE ATOM! And they may be hiding the Atom's predecessor among their people.
On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Looks sooooooo much better than recent issues of this title...



AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #54

Written by Tad Williams

Art by Shawn McManus

Cover by Paul Rivoche

Atlantean intrigue comes to a head as Arthur investigates what's become of the Dweller in the Depths! Plus, witness the amazing return of the human Flying Fish!

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


BLUE BEETLE #17

Written by John Rogers

Art by Rafael Albuquerque

Cover by Cully Hamner

Surf's up! Racing around the globe trying to stop the Reach's building spree, Beetle gets into a blowout with Typhoon!

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Why does this look so pointless?


CHECKMATE #16

Written by Greg Rucka & Judd Winick

Art by Joe Bennett & Jack Jadson

Cover by Karl Kerschl

In a wrenching stand-alone story, the Black Queen and the White King wrestle with whether to resume their affair - as Checkmate welcomes her former torturer to the Royal Family!

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Buy this comic.


DC/TOP COW: CROSSOVER CLASSICS TP

Written by Jeph Loeb, Scott Lobdell and others

Art by Marc Silvestri, David Finch and others Cover by Joe Benitez

The greatest heroes from two publishers - DC Comics and Top Cow - meet for the first time and face off against each other and their greatest foes in this staggering collection! This volume features the best-selling crossovers THE DARKNESS/BATMAN, THE DARKNESS/SUPERMAN #1-2, JLA/CYBERFORCE and JLA/WITCHBLADE.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 o 200 pg, FC, $14.99 US

yeah, no.


GREEN LANTERN #21

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert

Variant cover by Andy Kubert

The first chapter of "Sinestro Corps" explodes! Sinestro's army of fear has gathered: Arkillo! Karu-Sil! The Cyborg-Superman! And hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen!

Hal Jordan has overcome great fear throughout his life, but what fear still lingers inside him? Parallax knows, and Hal's about to be reminded as he leads Earth's Green Lanterns on a life-or-death rescue mission in the middle of this war. Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Universe find dissent within their ranks as a bizarre prophecy is fulfilled.

The secrets of the Green Lantern Corps and its power are about to be revealed! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert) ordered, retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Andy Kubert). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information

On sale July 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14

Written by Dave Gibbons

Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins

The attack on the Green Lantern Corps in GREEN LANTERN #21 continues on multiple fronts, as Soranik finds a surprise waiting for her at home and Mogo is besieged by a new enemy.

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #14

Written by Marc Guggenheim

Art by Tony S. Daniel & Art Thibert

Cover by Joshua Middleton

DC Comics announces the second month of a special FLASH promotion as the Fastest Man Alive's world changes forever! Retailers: please check your the Previews order form for a special incentive designed to help you meet the demand for this story. Fans: remind your retailer early and often to order you a copy!

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Man, this really, really looks like the return of Wally or Barry. Note all the stuff about "Retailers: We can't reveal the secret, but it's a HUMDINGER!!!". Either that or they're going to kill off Captain America.



THE FLASH: GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP

Written by John Broome, Gardner Fox and others

Art by Carmine Infantino, Ross Andru and others Cover by Alex Ross

Collecting the finest Flash tales of all time! This fast-paced volume finds The Flashes locked in battle against their greatest foes, including Gorilla Grodd, The Reverse Flash and many others. Collects stories from FLASH COMICS #86 and 104, THE FLASH #123, 155, 165 and 179, DC SPECIAL SERIES #11 and THE FLASH (Second Series) #91.

Advance-solicited; on sale August 15 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

OK.



GREEN ARROW: ARCHER'S QUEST TP

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Reoffered to coincide with GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, this thrilling trade paperback collects GREEN ARROW #16-21 by Brad Meltzer (IDENTITY CRISIS)! The Emerald Archer returns from the dead and sets off on an adventure that tests his courage and brings formerly hidden facets of the Green Arrow legend to light.

On sale July 5 o 176 pg, FC, $14.95 US o Relist


GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #1 & 2

Written by Andy Diggle

Art and cover by Jock

The incredible creative team of writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock (THE LOSERS) rejoin to tell the definitive origin of the Emerald Archer! Oliver Queen is a frivolous playboy with little care for anyone or anything - apparently even himself. But when he's double-crossed and marooned on a desrt island he finds that he does care about something... justice!

Issue #1 on sale July 11; issue #2 on sale July 25 o 1 & 2 of 6

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin



BLACK CANARY #1 & 2

Written by Tony Bedard

Art and cover by Paulo Sequeira & Amilton Santos

Black Canary takes flight in a 4-issue miniseries written by Tony Bedard (52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) with art by Paulo Sequiera (BIRDS OF PREY, Gypsy) & Amilton Santos! The League of Assassins tracks Black Canary to Star City in an effort to liberate the child, Sin, they believe to be the DCU's next greatest assassin. Luckily, Black Canary has other plans for Sin's abilities and future.

Issue #1 on sale July 5; issue #2 on sale July 18 o 1 & 2 of 4

32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Mike Carlin


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Dale Eaglesham

Cover by Alex Ross

Variant cover by Eaglesham

Meet the newest member of the Justice Society of America: Citizen Steel! What happens when Nathan Heywood, the grandson of Commander Steel, awakens to find himself completely and utterly alone in a way he never thought possible? Changed into something far more bizarre than Dr. Mid-Nite could ever imagine? Plus, the secrets of 52 begin to make themselves known in the world of the Justice Society! Retailers: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. The Standard Edition cover is by Alex Ross; one copy of the Variant Edition, with a cover by Dale Eaglesham, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOL. 1: THE NEXT AGE HC

Written by Geoff Johns

Art by Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert and Ruy Jose

Cover by Alex Ross

The world's first super-team returns in this volume collecting the first 4 issues of the all-new JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA series, written by Geoff Johns (52, GREEN LANTERN, ACTION COMICS) with stunning art by Dale Eaglesham (VILLAINS UNITED) & Art Thibert (OUTSIDERS) and a cover by Alex Ross (JUSTICE, KINGDOM COME)!

Determined to rebuild the Justice Society, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate an unprecedented recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in the new Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more! But just as the Society welcomes the rookies into their ranks, an evil force sets out to destroy them. Meet new legacies, solve a mystery stretching into the far future, witness the return of the world's greatest hero and watch another one fall in this fantastic collection!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 19 o 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US


JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11

Written by Brad Meltzer

Art by Gene Ha

Cover by Michael Turner

Variant cover by Ha

Best-selling author Brad Meltzer delivers a special stand-alone issue with guest artist extraordinaire Gene Ha (THE AUTHORITY, TOP TEN)! Two JLAers are buried alive!

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 Gene Ha, may be ordered for every 10 copies of the Standard Edition ordered. Please see the Previews Order Form for further details.

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JLA CLASSIFIED #40

Written by Peter Milligan

Art by Carlos D'Anda

Cover by Sami Basri

Part 4 of the 5-part "Kid Amazo." Kid Amazo has finally embraced his programming and decided to be the chip off the old byte that his android creator, Amazo, wanted him to be. And the Justice League may pay for waiting so long for the Kid to choose sides.

On sale July 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


JSA CLASSIFIED #28

Written by Fabian Nicieza

Art and cover by Steve Uy

A stand-alone story starring Jakeem Thunder and the Thunderbolt! Can a super hero be spread too thin, even when he has the powers of a magical genie at his disposal? Jakeem learns a life lesson about being a super hero in this special tale by Fabian Nicieza (ACTION COMICS) and Steve Uy (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY).

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


HAWKGIRL #66
<br>Written by Walter Simonson

Art by Renato Arlem

Cover by SImonson

After centuries, Hawkgirl and Hawkman catch up to the man who has cursed them to forever be apart?and they destroy Hath-Set, thus freeing them to be together. Or does it?

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US o Final Issue


JONAH HEX #21


Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Art and cover by Phil Noto

Jonah Hex meets one of America's greatest inventors?with explosive results!

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


MANHUNTER VOL. 3: ORIGINS TP

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina, Rags Morales, Sean Phillips and others

Cover by Stephane Roux

Follow the adventures of crimefighter Kate Spencer in this volume collecting MANHUNTER #15-23! Learn the origin of her costume and weapons, plus her startling connection to a hero of the Golden Age!

Advance-solicited; on sale August o 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US


MANHUNTER VOL. 2: TRIAL BY FIRE TP

Written by Marc Andreyko

Art by Javier Pina, Jesus Saiz, Brad Walker and others

Cover by Saiz

Reoffered to coincide with MANHUNTER VOL. 2, this volume collects MANHUNTER #6-14! Prosecutor Kate Spencer is poised to take on the trial of the year, as the eyes of the nation are on her latest case: finding the Shadow Thief guilty of murdering the hero Firestorm.

On sale July 5 o 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US o Relist


OUTSIDERS #49

Written by Judd Winick & Greg Rucka

Art by Matthew Clark & Wayne Faucher

Cover by Clark

The finale of "Checkout," the crossover with CHECKMATE!

The White King calls on the Dark Knight to aid the combined Outsiders-Checkmate strikeforce, even as one member is exposed by the events

of AMAZONS ATTACK!

On sale July 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ADAM STRANGE VOL. 1 TP

Written by Gardner Fox

Art by Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others

Cover by Kane

The adventures of Adam Strange explode in this massive black-

and-white volume collecting SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-84!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 o 552 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


This probably isn't going to be that good, but it sounds too cool to just pass up...



SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 1 TP

Written by Robert Kanigher

Art and cover by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito

Don't miss more than 500 pages of Amazonian action in this black-and-white volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #98-117!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 22 o 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US


I can already tell you that I will pretend to buy this for my wife, then read it myself.



SHADOWPACT #15

Written by Bill Willingham

Art and cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Zauriel joins Shadowpact officially, Blue Devil learns what he needs to do to save his parents, and Doctor Gotham strikes at last!

On sale July 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


THE SPIRIT #8

Written by Darwyn Cooke

Art by Cooke & J. Bone

Cover by Cooke

Time Bomb! The Octopus has trapped the Spirit and Silk Satin in a water tower with a ticking nuke! The good news is Satin can disarm it. The bad news is she has amnesia. Can the Spirit jog her memory before Central City is destroyed?

On sale July 18 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


If you do not buy this comic, your life will be a meaningless shell. Buy The Spirit. Buy it every month.


SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #32

Written by Tony Bedard

Art and cover by Dennis Calero

"The Quest for Cosmic Boy" begins! The Legionnaires have lost their longtime leader, Cosmic Boy - but was he captured by enemies or did he flee responsibility for his "war crime"? The Legion's newly elected leader makes a hard decision her first day on the job and sends out teams of Legionaires in search of Cosmic Boy. Will they be prepared for what they find?

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


TEEN TITANS #49

Written by Adam Beechen

Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit

Cover by Tony S. Daniel

Special Amazons Attack crossover! Supergirl and Wonder Girl team up, but whose side are they on?

On sale July 25 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


WONDER WOMAN #11

Written by Will Pfeifer

Art by Paco Diaz

Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson

Written by Will Pfeifer (CATWOMAN, INFINITE CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE, AMAZONS ATTACK) with spectacular art by Paco Diaz (NIGHTWING, THE FLASH)! In the midst of all-out war, Sarge Steel has gone missing, and Nemesis is bound and determined to find his missing boss! But with Wonder Woman ready to take the battle to the heart of the enemy, will she have time to rescue Diana Prince's boss?

On sale July 11 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


Ah, good. Will Pfeiffer. Well, huh. Then some other guy, and then Gail, right? Wow, does this book show a clear vision for the character by a single author...


TANGENT COMICS VOL. 1 TP

Written by Dan Jurgens, Kurt Busiek, James Robinson, Ron Marz and Todd Dezago

Art by Gary Frank, Mike McKone, J.H. Williams III, Jurgens and others

Cover by Jurgens & Norm Rapmund

In 1997, DC's Tangent event presented a group of strange new heroes with very familiar names. Now, these hard-hitting heroes are back in a fantastic new collection including TANGENT COMICS: THE ATOM, METAL MEN, THE FLASH, GREEN LANTERN and SEA DEVILS!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 29 o 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

DC is bringing back the multiverse. Odd that they're hanging thier hopes on a 5th-week Event that nobody really remembers.


WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC

Written by William Moulton Marston

Art and cover by Harry G. Peter

The next volume of classic Wonder Woman stories is here, collecting SENSATION COMICS #33-40 and WONDER WOMAN #10-12!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 26 o 240 pg, FC, $49.99 US


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

Written by Alan Moore

Art by Travis Charest, Mat Broome,

Ryan Benjamin and others

Cover by Charest

Alan Moore is considered by many to be the finest comics writer of the last quarter century. His standout achievements in the medium include WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, and From Hell. Now Moore's defining run on WildC.A.T.s is collected into a single volume, collecting WILDC.A.T.S. #21-34, plus a story from issue #50, featuring the impressive art of Travis Charest and other fine artists who provide breathtaking visuals.

Alan Moore took the WILDC.A.T.S back to their roots and stirred up the WildStorm Universe considerably, creating a perfect starting point for catching up the flagship WildStorm superhero team. It's a tale filled with unsettling revelations and gripping drama - and the introduction of one of WildStorm's great villains: Tao!

Advance-solicited; on sale August 8 o 392 pg, FC, $29.99 US



WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURES

Designed by Terry Dodson

Based on the best-selling WONDER WOMAN series!

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base.


Circe 6.625"

Agent Diana Prince 6.625"

Wonder Woman 6.625"

Donna Troy as Wonder Woman 6.625"


Advance-solicited; on sale December 5, 2007 o Action Figures o PI


NEW FRONTIER SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

Designed by Darwyn Cooke

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.


BATMAN 6.625"

THE FLASH 6.5"

DR. Fate 6.5"

MARTIAN MANHUNTER 6.5"


Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007 o Action Figureso PI


SUPERMAN S-SHIELD NEON SIGN

Previously available as a retailer-only item, DC Direct is pleased to offer the SUPERMAN S-SHIELD NEON SIGN! Sitting on a metal base, this 20" tall x 27" wide x 6" deep neon sign is made of metal, glass and red neon gas, and a 24" long electric cord. The SUPERMAN S-SHIELD NEON SIGN comes in a no-frills self-shipping box.

Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007 o Neon Sign o $395.00 US


CATWOMAN VINYL STATUE

By KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT once again brings the exquisite craftsmanship of KOTOBUKIYA to fans. A purr-fect companion statue to the previously released BATMAN and THE JOKER Vinyl Statues, this CATWOMAN VINYL STATUE is approximately 6"-7" long and is packaged in a 4-color window box. The CATWOMAN VINYL STATUE is manufactured to order!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007

Vinyl Statue o $69.99 US


<b>SUPERGIRL VINYL STATUE

By KOTOBUKIYA

Under special arrangement with Japanese manufacturer Kotobukiya, DC DIRECT once again brings the exquisite craftsmanship of KOTOBUKIYA to fans. A companion piece to the previously released SUPERMAN Vinyl statue, the SUPERGIRL Vinyl Statue stands approximately 10" tall and is packaged in a 4-color window box. The SUPERGIRL VINYL STATUE is manufactured to order!

Advance-solicited; on sale December 12, 2007

Vinyl Statue o $79.99 US


IRON GIANT STATUE

Based on the designs of Brad Bird

DC Direct reassembles the Iron Giant!

This multi-part statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain piece measuring approximately 4.5" tall x 10" wide x 4.75" deep for the main portion (Iron Giant head and shoulders), while the hand (with a miniature Hogarth attached) is a separate piece measuring 2.5" tall x 2" wide x 3" deep that can be positioned at any distance from the main piece. This impressive statue includes a blueprint of the Iron Giant with notes from creator Brad Bird and a 4-color certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue requires minimal assembly and is manufactured to order

Advance-solicited; on sale December 5, 2007 o Statue o $150.00 US