DC Feature Articles - February 2004


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The DC Universe’s most terrifying defender is coming…
THE MONOLITH

Click For Larger Image     It was an urban legend — a guardian created during the Great Depression to protect the immigrants of New York. Now the creature is back in THE MONOLITH, a new ongoing series that kicks off with a 56-page premiere issue for just $3.50!

     THE MONOLITH, written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE) with art and covers by Phil Winslade (GODDESS, Daredevil), tells the tale of the monster’s modern-day return! The series is set in the DC Universe, and future issues will feature appearances by popular DC heroes and villains.

     The time has come for the Monolith to rise again…this time, to protect Alice Cohen, a woman on the run. Will Alice be able to control the Monolith? And how will the Monolith deal with a world that has become even more violent than the one in which he was created?

     This project is supported with trade and house ads and a minisite at www.dccomics.com.

     THE MONOLITH is an ongoing series edited by Joey Cavalieri. The 56-page issue #1 arrives in comic-book stores February 4 with a cover price of $3.50 U.S. Subsequent issues will be 32 pages with a cover price of $2.50 U.S.


Chaykin’s first original solo work in over 10 years!
MIGHTY LOVE
HARDCOVER

Click For Larger Image      Can two people leading double lives find enough time for romance and crimefighting? Find out in MIGHTY LOVE, a 96-page original hardcover graphic novel suggested for mature readers. MIGHTY LOVE is both written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin (American Flagg, SON OF SUPERMAN), one of comics’ most acclaimed and influential voices.

     Mixing elements of high adventure and romantic comedy, MIGHTY LOVE explores the relationship between crusading public defender Delaney Pope and hard-boiled cop Lincoln Reinhardt. By day, they’re courtroom adversaries. By night, they become Skylark and Iron Angel, super-heroes with differing crimefighting methods but an undeniable romantic attraction. Can they find a way to balance their double lives…and still have room for a relationship?

     Don’t miss Chaykin’s return to the drawing board for his first solo original work in years!

     This project is supported with a preview in DC HORIZON, trade and house ads, and a sneak peek at www.dccomics.com.

     MIGHTY LOVE is a 96-page original hardcover graphic novel with no interior ads edited by Joey Cavalieri and is suggested for mature readers. It is advance-solicited to arrive in comic-book stores March 17 with a cover price of $24.95 U.S.


There's a war in heaven…and Earth is the battleground!
THE LIGHT BRIGADE

Click For Larger Image     Get ready for an original supernatural action adventure/horror story set against the backdrop of World War Two! THE LIGHT BRIGADE is a 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries written by Peter Tomasi with art by Peter Snejbjerg (BATMAN: DETECTIVE NO. 27) that mixes the best elements of “Saving Private Ryan” and PREACHER.

     After learning about the death of his wife in a stateside accident, American soldier Chris Stavros has only one objective: to get back home to his young son. Unfortunately, the fates have other plans for him, as a blinding white hot energy mass hurtles to earth just as German troops advance on their position. Inside this energy mass, two mighty figures wage a battle over a gleaming, timeless object.

     Fierce fighting reveals that many of the Germans are impervious to bullets and bayonets! How do you fight what you can't kill? Chris and the surviving G.I.s don't stick around to find out, because they are led by a mysterious and enigmatic American soldier to safety, only to be told that evil moves across the land and the smoldering crater the American soldiers now find themselves staring into contains the battered and torn bodies of two Archangels.

     The Sword of God, the object they were fighting over as they fell, has now been lost. And so, Chris and his group of ragtag G.I.s, now given a mission to retrieve The Sword, are sucked into a maelstrom of horror and destruction against an arcane, unstoppable, and unholy foe intent on using The Sword to storm Heaven's Gate. These American soldiers, this "Light Brigade", is now on a supernatural crusade that will determine the fate of the world…one bullet, and one soul at a time!

     This project is supported with a preview in DC HORIZON, house ads, and a sneak peek at www.dccomics.com.

     THE LIGHT BRIGADE is a 4-issue Prestige Format miniseries edited by Joey Cavalieri and is suggested for mature readers. The 48-page issue #1 arrives in comic-book stores February 4 with a cover price of $5.95 U.S.


All the wants, all the needs, none of the responsibility
DC FOCUS

     Get ready for the launch of DC FOCUS, a new line consisting of four gritty, character-driven comics that take place in a world separate from the traditional DC Universe. In this world without heroes or villains, ordinary people stumble across astonishing powers and are confronted with an opportunity to make their lives better…or worse.

     The first of the four series, HARD TIME, debuts in February — for more information, see the feature article. The other three books include:

  • KINETIC, shipping in April and written by Kelley Puckett (DETECTIVE COMICS) with art by Warren Pleece, is the story of a sickly young man who leads a sheltered life, watched closely by an overprotective mother. But his world is about to be shattered by an event that will leave him with the powers of a super-hero!
  • In TOUCH, shipping in May and written by John Francis Moore (BATMAN FAMILY, X-Force) with art by Wesley Craig, a Vegas huckster makes a living finding people with super-human abilities and becoming their agent. How long can he pretend to help make the world a better place.
  • FRACTION, also shipping in May and written by David Tischman (AMERICAN CENTURY) with art by Timothy Green, revolves around four high-school pals who reunite years later and pull off a petty theft for old times’ sake. But what they end up stealing is a power suit with incredible abilities — and it could prove to be the very thing that tears them apart!

     Don’t miss out on the start of this bold new take on reality-based comics!


He can escape his body, but his body can’t escape!
HARD TIME

Click For Larger Image     A high-school shooting costs four students their lives, and 15-year-old Ethan Chiles his future. Now he’s got 50 years of hard time to look forward to.

     HARD TIME is a new ongoing series — and the inaugural book in the DC FOCUS line — written by the incomparable Steve Gerber (Howard the Duck, SUPERMAN: LAST SON OF EARTH) with art by Brian Hurtt (Queen & Country, GOTHAM CENTRAL) and covers by Tomer Hanuka (MIDNIGHT, MASS).

     Something powerful has been growing within Ethan, and on the day of his sentencing, it escapes at last. It will change a life that has already been completely changed. It will follow him into the savage environment of a maximum-security prison, where each day is a struggle for survival. Will it be a source of massive power, a chance at redemption, or the cruelest of curses?

     Plus, the extra-sized HARD TIME #1 will feature previews of KENETIC, TOUCH and FRACTION, the three other new titles in the DC Focus line, at no extra cost!

     This project is supported with a full-color poster, house ads, and a minisite at www.dccomics.com.

     HARD TIME is an ongoing series edited by Joan Hilty. The 56-page issue #1 arrives in comic-book stores February 4 with a cover price of $2.50


Can James Gordon escape the shadow of the Bat?
BATMAN: ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS

Click For Larger Image     James Gordon — a man who served for years as Gotham City’s hard-nosed police commissioner and one of the Dark Knight’s most trusted allies — is in the spotlight in BATMAN: ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS! ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS is a 64-page Special written and fully painted by indie favorite Scott Morse (Elektra: Glimpse, Echo: Barefoot), who brings his unique, quirky vision to the DC universe!

     Batman’s presence permeates this tale of a convalescing Gordon as the recently retired Police Commissioner takes a trip to the shore for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. But soon after he registers at an old seaside resort, a body shows up — and a murder-mystery is suddenly his to unravel. Things are further complicated by a local youngster who’s obsessed with Batman. Can Gordon solve the mystery despite the youth’s constant inquiries about Gotham and its caped crusader?

     This project is supported with house ads.

     BATMAN: ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS is a 64-page special edited by Bob Schreck. It is scheduled to arrive in comic-book stores on February 18 with a cover price of $5.95 U.S.


MAD ABOUT THE OSCARS
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     “And the winner is…Alfred E. Neuman?!”

     It doesn’t take a genius to sit back and pick the year’s “best” movies (take that, Academy Awards)! However, it takes real talent (and incredible bitterness) to point out why those “masterpieces” suck! And for that reason, MAD ABOUT THE OSCARS deserves a little golden trophy of its own!

     MAD ABOUT THE OSCARS is a star-studded collection of MAD Magazine’s best and worst movie satires: 19 Oscar-winners and over 30 Oscar-nominees as presented by “The Usual Gang of Idiots,” including artists Mort Drucker, Angelo Torres, Jack Davis, Harry North, Sam Viviano, Tom Richmond, and Hermann Mejia, and writers Larry Siegel, Stan Hart, Arnie Kogen, Dick DeBartolo, Frank Jacobs, and Desmond Devlin.

     MAD ABOUT THE OSCARS features all your favorite MAD movie parodies — from Casabonkers to Bored of the Rings, plus Rockhead, The Violence of the Hams, A Booty-Full Mind, and many more!

     MAD ABOUT THE OSCARS is a 256-page black-and-white trade paperback measuring 8-3/8 x 10-1/2” (including 32 pages in full color). It arrives in comic-book stores February 4 with a cover price of $12.95 U.S.


FIRST APPEARANCE ACTION FIGURES

Click For Larger Image     Batman. The Flash. Shazam. Wonder Woman.

     Four of the greatest super-heroes the world has ever known launch DC Direct’s newest series of figures commemorating significant comic-book debuts: the FIRST APPEARANCE ACTION FIGURES!

     The FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE is based on his debut in 1939’s DETECTIVE COMICS #27; the FIRST APPEARANCE: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE is based on 1940’s FLASH COMICS #1; the FIRST APPEARANCE: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE hails from 1940’s WHIZ COMICS #2; and the FIRST APPEARANCE: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE hails from 1941’s ALL STAR COMICS #8. Each figure features multiple points of articulation, includes a base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box. Plus, each figure will include a full-color mini reproduction of the comic story in which they debuted, measuring 2 3/4” x 3 1/2”!

Click For Larger Image     This project is supported with a full-color promo poster, trade and house ads.

     The FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE, FIRST APPEARANCE: THE FLASH ACTION FIGURE, FIRST APPEARANCE: SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURE, and FIRST APPEARANCE: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE are advance-solicited, sold separately and arrive in comic-book stores June 30, 2004. Please consult your retailer for pricing information. Retailers please note: The FIRST APPEARANCE: BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH & SHAZAM! ACTION FIGURES are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are packaged together in an assortment. Consult your retailer Order Form for packaging details. This product is being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.


Michael Turner and Aspen Studios take the Man of Steel on a wild ride!
SUPERMAN: “GODFALL”

Click For Larger Image     In the wake of the cataclysmic events of SUPERMAN #200, Kal-El must begin a new life on Krypton in “Godfall,” a storyline weaving through ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN that brings the talented creators of Aspen Studios to DC! This 6-issue crossover story is written by Michael Turner (Witchblade, Fathom) & Joe Kelly (ACTION COMICS, JLA) with the art of Talent Caldwell (Fathom: Killian’s Tide) & Jason Gorder (Witchblade) and stunning covers by Turner!

     It all begins in February’s ACTION COMICS #812, as Kal-El finds himself back on his homeworld. But how and why has he returned? In ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625, Kal-El finds new powers emerging — but will they be any use against a new threat that has appeared on Krypton? Now a fugitive, in SUPERMAN #202 the Man of Steel has his back against the wall. Can Superman escape his homeworld before his fellow Kryptonians kill him? The story continues in March’s ACTION COMICS #813, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #626 and SUPERMAN #203.

Click For Larger Image     Plus, each issue features a backup story focusing on life on Earth while Superman is gone, by the new creative teams that will be taking over the adventures of the Man of Steel! In ACTION COMICS #812, Lana Lang makes a life-changing decision about her future in Metropolis in a tale by Chuck Austen, Ivan Reis & Marc Campos. ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625 features a story introducing the new head of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit by Greg Rucka, Matt Clark & Nelson. And in SUPERMAN #202, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo present a first look at the upcoming 6-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL!

     This project is supported with trade and house ads.

     ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, and SUPERMAN are ongoing series edited by Eddie Berganza. ACTION COMICS #812 arrives in comic-book stores February 11, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625 arrives in comic-book stores February 18, and SUPERMAN #202 arrives in comic-book stores February 25, each 32 pages with a cover price of $2.25 U.S.


A bold new era for the Fastest Man Alive!
THE FLASH #207: “FLASHBACK”

Click For Larger Image     Acclaimed writer Geoff Johns is joined by the new art team of Howard Porter (JLA) & Livesay (Namor) as The Flash races back into the DC Universe in THE FLASH #207!

     In this special issue featuring a gorgeous cover by the fan-favorite Michael Turner, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself back in the public eye. But though the world once again has accepted the Scarlet Speedster, his secret identity remains a mystery…one that Jay Garrick and the new Kid Flash intend to solve! Unfortunately, their family reunion goes anything but smoothly. Plus, the villainous Tar Pit and the Trickster return to wreak havoc for The Flash!

     This project is supported with trade and house ads.

     THE FLASH is an ongoing series edited by Joey Cavalieri. The 32-page issue #207 is scheduled to arrive in comic-book stores on February 25 with a cover price of $2.25 U.S.


DETECTIVE COMICS #791: “THE SURROGATE”

Click For Larger Image     New creative team Andersen Gabrych, Pete Woods (ROBIN) and Cam Smith kick things into overdrive in DETECTIVE COMICS #791, the first installment of the 3-part thriller “The Surrogate!”

     A pregnant woman, bleeding from a gunshot wound, collapses in Leslie Thompkins’ clinic — but it’s too late. She’s comatose before she can utter her own name or that of her assailant. Can Batman find her family — and the murderer — before she goes under the knife for an against-all-odds operation? It’s a mystery that will push Batman’s detective skills to their very limits!

     And in the backup, part 3 of the 6-part story “The Tailor” by A.J. Lieberman and Nathan Fox! The Tailor — Gotham’s master of equipment and weaponry — is on the run from super-powered assassins. Now we learn how he landed on the bad guys’ side!

     DETECTIVE COMICS is an ongoing series edited by Bob Schreck. The 40-page issue #791 arrives in comic-book stores February 4 with a cover price of $2.75 U.S.


WONDER WOMAN: GODS AND MORTALS
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     Following his unforgettable work on CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, George Pérez revitalized the world's most famous super-heroine with his spectacular run on WONDER WOMAN. Now the start of that run is collected in WONDER WOMAN: GODS AND MORTALS!

     GODS AND MORTALS collects WONDER WOMAN #1-7, written by Pérez, Greg Potter and Len Wein, with art by Pérez & Bruce Patterson. This volume, which features a new cover and introduction and rare art by Pérez, includes the young Amazon's origin and her introduction to "Man's World." But before she has a chance to fully assimilate into her new home, Wonder Woman must battle the chaos of the Greek god Ares, as he plans to bring about World War III!

      This project is supported with house ads.

  • 192-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 18
  • $19.95 U.S.

THE FLASH: CROSSFIRE
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     “Johns and Kolins continue to amaze, impress and entrance with their work on (THE FLASH).” — TheFourthRail.com

     “The buzz continues to grow around THE FLASH…a great book.” — 4ColorReview.com

     The Fastest Man Alive must square off against his toughest foes in THE FLASH: CROSSFIRE, a trade paperback collecting THE FLASH #183-191, written by Geoff Johns (TEEN TITANS, JSA) and illustrated by Scott Kolins & Doug Hazelwood, with additional art by pencillers Rick Burchett and Justiniano and inkers Dan Panosian and Walden Wong.

     When the artificial intelligence known as the Thinker makes his presence known, the Flash finds himself in a crossfire between two sets of villains. Can the Flash outrace or outthink someone in his own mind? If that’s not tough enough, the Flash’s wife, Linda Park has startling news of her own that will change Wally West’s life!

      This project is supported with house ads.

  • 224-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 11
  • $17.95 U.S.

ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 1
HARDCOVER

Click For Larger Image     Born in 1958 in the midst of the space race, DC’s science-fiction hero Adam Strange captured the imagination of a new generation of comics readers! Now, those classic Silver Age tales are revisited in ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES Vol. 1, a 224-page hardcover collecting stories from SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-65! These issues were written by Gardner Fox and feature the pencils of Mike Sekowsky and Carmine Infantino, with inks by Bernard Sachs, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson. This volume, which features a cover by Gil Kane & Sachs, also includes an introduction by longtime inker and Alter Ego magazine contributor Jim Amash.

     Adam Strange was an archaeologist working in South America who was whisked away by a Zeta-Beam to the futuristic planet Rann that circled the star Alpha Centauri. There, the displaced Earthman began a string of adventures that found him bouncing back and forth between his normal life on Earth and defending Rann from bizarre menaces all at the whim of the Zeta-Beam!

  • 224-page hardcover
  • In stores February 11
  • $49.95 U.S.

SUPERMAN: RETURN TO KRYPTON
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     Has the Man of Steel finally returned home?

     Krypto the Superdog makes his triumphant return as Superman and Lois Lane are brought back through time and space to Krypton! What the Man of Steel discovers, though, are two different looks at his homeworld, and he's not sure which one is real. Additionally, his reunion with Jor-El causes tension with Jonathan Kent.

      A new cover by Paul Rivoche adorns SUPERMAN: RETURN TO KRYPTON, a new trade that collects two story arcs originally presented in SUPERMAN #166, 167 and 184, ACTION COMICS #776 and 793, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #589 and 606, and SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #111 and 128. These stories were written by Jeph Loeb, Joe Casey, Doug Schultz, Joe Kelly, and Geoff Johns and feature art by Ed McGuinness, Duncan Rouleau, Doug Mahnke, Kano, Pascual Ferry, Karl Kerschl, Cam Smith, Jamie Mendoza, Tom Nguyen and Marlo Alquiza.

     This project is supported with house ads.

  • 208-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 25
  • $17.95 U.S.

BIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS
TRADE PAPERBACK


Click For Larger Image     “A great central relationship between Black Canary and Oracle, an adventure-oriented writing style, and an interesting plot…” — TheFourthRail.com

     “Simone's grasp of characterization, interplay and suspense is solid, which means the tension levels are kicked up pretty high” — 411mania.com

     BIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS is a new trade paperback collecting the exciting, sold-out BIRDS OF PREY #56-61 by the creative team of Gail Simone, Ed Benes and Alex Lei!

     OF LIKE MINDS, guest-starring Nightwing and Batgirl, shakes things up for Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress. In a tricky legal and ethical dilemma, the Birds show mercy to a would-be white-collar criminal, but their act of compassion brings them to the attention of master extortionist (and one-time super-hero) Savant, a man who claims he can outthink Oracle and outfight the Canary...and can prove it!

     This project is supported with house ads.

  • 144-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 4
  • $14.95 U.S.

HAWKMAN: ALLIES & ENEMIES
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     In HAWKMAN: ALLIES & ENEMIES, a 192-page trade paperback collecting HAWKMAN #7-14, the winged JSA member has returned, and he’s delving into the secrets of his past lives!

     Meanwhile, Hawkgirl digs deeper into her own past, leading her to the grisly truth behind her parents’ deaths. Now she wants revenge and it falls to Hawkman to keep her from committing cold-blooded murder. Along the way, they encounter an old foe — the Gentleman Ghost — and experience previous incarnations of themselves as the Old West gunslingers — Nighthawk and Cinnamon!

     HAWKMAN: ALLIES & ENEMIES is written by Geoff Johns & James Robinson, with art by Rags Morales, Don Kramer, Ethan Van Sciver, Michael Bair, Prentis Rollins, Dennis Janke, Tim Truman and Mick Gray, and a painted cover by Andrew Robinson.

     This project is supported with house ads.

  • 192-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 25
  • $14.95 U.S.

BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #50

Click For Larger Image      An all-new direction for BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS begins in issue #50, as the hot new creative team A.J. Lieberman (HARLEY QUINN), Al Barrionuevo & Frances Portela and cover artist Lee Bermejo weave an all-new tale of Hush, the villain who enthralled readers for a full year in BATMAN!

     He terrorized Batman and his compatriots for months before disappearing without a trace. Now, Hush resurfaces, prepared to put his next plan for revenge into motion. But who is Hush, and what is the real nature of his relationship with the Riddler? Eddie Nigma is about to find out, and he'll go to extraordinary lengths to avoid meeting his erstwhile pawn!

     BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS is an ongoing series edited by Matt Idelson. The 40-page issue #50 is scheduled to arrive in comic-book stores on February 18 with a cover price of $2.75 U.S.


ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     Arkham Asylum. The very mention of the name sends chills down the spine of every rational person in Gotham. Delve inside the walls of this terrible place in ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL, a 144-page trade paperback collecting the edgy 6-issue miniseries written by Dan Slott (BATMAN ADVENTURES, Ren & Stimpy) with art by Ryan Sook (THE SPECTRE, SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW) and a stunning painted cover by Eric Powell (The Goon). Reminiscent of the HBO series Oz, ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL is a creepy prison drama that introduces readers to the dark underbelly of Gotham’s notorious “House of Madness.”

     Warren White, one of Gotham's most successful financiers, thought he could beat his jail rap by pleading insanity. Now he's finding out why you don't cop an insanity plea in Gotham! ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL includes appearances by many favorites, including Batman, The Joker, Two-Face and The Riddler, as well as a host of new residents of the Gotham crazyhouse, including Humpty Dumpty, Death Rattle, and the Junkyard Dog!

     This project is supported with trade and house ads.

  • 144-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 18
  • $12.95 U.S.

A shocking new direction begins here!
AQUAMAN #15: “AMERICAN TIDAL”

Click For Larger Image     Everything’s about to change for Aquaman, thanks to the new creative team of writer Will Pfeifer (H-E-R-O), artists Patrick Gleason & Christian Alamy (JLA: WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK) and cover artist Alan Davis (JLA: THE NAIL)! The team sets things in motion in AQUAMAN #15, Part 1 of “American Tidal,” which marks a new direction for the King of the Seas and a great jumping-on point for new readers!

     When disaster strikes California in the form of a devastating earthquake, Aquaman’s on the scene, swimming through the sunken ruins of San Diego, desperately looking for signs of life. He finds none.

     Until one night, when an event on a San Diego beach reveals someone did survive the cataclysm. But how they survived — and how they'll continue to survive — will force Aquaman to take on a new role that will draw upon all his experiences…as a super-hero, as a representative of the living seas, as a member of the JLA, and as the leader of a nation!

     This project is supported with trade and house ads and a minisite at www.dccomics.com.

     AQUAMAN is an ongoing series edited by Peter Tomasi. The 32-page issue #15 arrives in comic-book stores February 11 with a cover price of $2.50 U.S.


ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME — NEW PRINTING
TRADE PAPERBACK

Click For Larger Image     In 1985, DC Comics dramatically altered comics' original universe with CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. Years later, the heroes of the DCU found the temporal fabric of their new reality unraveling!

     ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME collects this landmark event — that introduced Impulse and Jack Knight into the DC Universe — including stories from SHOWCASE ’94 #8-9 and ZERO HOUR: CRISIS IN TIME #4, 3, 2, 1 and 0! Written and pencilled by Dan Jurgens (SUPERMAN: DAY OF DOOM) and inked by Jerry Ordway (TOM STRONG, WONDER WOMAN), with additional art by Frank Fosco & Ken Branch, ZERO HOUR chronicles the DC's greatest heroes’ discovery of a tidal wave of temporal disruption. A thousand years in the future, other heroes face even greater havoc. Villainy is afoot, as criminal masterminds 10 centuries apart take advantage of time's shattered visage for their own purposes.

     This project is supported with house ads.

  • 160-page trade paperback
  • In stores February 11
  • $17.95 U.S.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #7

Click For Larger Image     The spotlight falls on Teen Titans Robin and Superboy in SUPERMAN/BATMAN #7, a special issue featuring dynamic, evocative art and a cover by Dreamwave’s Pat Lee (Transformers)!

     The two heroes have forged a common bond — each working in the shadows of a prominent mentor, seeking to find their own identity in the super-hero world — and now work closely as teammates. Now they must deal with Robin’s shocking discovery that Superboy’s genetic makeup contains DNA not only from Superman, but also from Lex Luthor. Will they let their mentors know?

     SUPERMAN/BATMAN is an ongoing series edited by Eddie Berganza. The 32-page issue #7 arrives in comic-book stores February 18 with a cover price of $2.95 U.S.


TEEN TITANS #8

Click For Larger Image     A former member returns to the fold in TEEN TITANS #8, written by fan-favorite Geoff Johns with art by Tom Grummett and Marlo Alquiza and a cover by Mike McKone and Alquiza! This issue is a prelude to the 5-part storyline “New Blood,” kicking off in TEEN TITANS #9.

     Who is Raven? The Teen Titans get a crash course on this mysterious former Titan, and what her reappearance could mean. Plus, the fan-favorite villain Mammoth returns to wreak havoc in the lives of everyone’s favorite teen heroes!

     TEEN TITANS is an ongoing series edited by Eddie Berganza. The 32-page issue #8 arrives in comic-book stores February 11 with a cover price of $2.50 U.S.


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