Batman & Superman - September 2004


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Click For Larger ImageDETECTIVE COMICS #798
Written by Andersen Gabrych, Shane McCarthy
Art by Pete Woods & Nathan Massengill, Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Jock

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 1! Batman tries to maintain order in Gotham with the help of the G.C.P.D. But will it be enough when the Ravens hit town? And in the backup, Part 2 of the 3-part “Low.”

On sale Sept 1 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #183
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Brad Walker & Troy Nixey
Cover by Brian Haberlin

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 2! Faced with overwhelming numbers of criminals at war, Batman realizes it’s time to join the enemy…in the form of Matches Malone! Plus, the return of Jim Gordon!

On sale Sept 8 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


NIGHTWING #97
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Mike Lilly & Andy Owens
Cover by Scott McDaniel & Owens

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 3! Scarface and Penguin each make a power play, but who’ll come out on top? And the tantalizing Tarantula joins the Bat-team, to the disbelief of Dick Grayson’s former lover, Oracle!

On sale Sept 8 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #57
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Francis Portela
Cover by Jae Lee

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 4! With Gotham City plunged into a blackout, Tarantula attempts to take down the Penguin…but she’s gonna have to get through Deadshot first! Meanwhile, Hush makes a decision that will have a devastating impact on the gang war!

On sale Sept 15 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


ROBIN #130
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jon Proctor & Robert Campanella
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 5! Tim and Jack Drake try to help any way they can at the increasingly overrun clinic of Leslie Thompkins. Meanwhile, Steph is in the fight of her life against the mysterious mastermind apparently steering the events of “War Games!”

On sale Sept 22 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageBATGIRL #56
Written by Dylan Horrocks
Art by Mike Huddleston & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by James Jean

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 6! Batgirl takes on Lynx and the Shadow Dragons, who aim to take over Leslie Thompkins’s clinic and make it their own private hospital. But what will be the price of victory in a battle waged among the dead and dying?

On sale Sept 22 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN #35
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 7! Batman commits a shocking act that will alter his relationship with the G.C.P.D.! And while Selina fights for her turf against the Ravens, the Dark Knight races toward a meeting that will swing the war in his favor — even though he’s unknowingly about to aid his biggest enemy!

On sale Sep 22 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN #632
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Kinsun & Aaron Sowd
Cover by Matt Wagner

“War Games,” Act 2, Part 8! As the gang war rages, Batman comes face to face with one of his deadliest foes: Zeiss! Does the Dark Knight stand a chance against the one man who can anticipate his every move?

On sale Sept 29 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: CHILD OF DREAMS SC
Written by Kia Asamiya
Translated by Max Allan Collins
Art and cover by Asamiya

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: HONG KONG SC, this is a mammoth adventure by manga sensation Kia Asamiya featuring the World’s Greatest Detective in action in both Gotham and Tokyo, locked in mortal combat with his greatest enemies!

On sale Sept 29 :: 352 pages :: B&W :: $19.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Gardner Fox, Bill Finger and Whitney Ellsworth
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos and Sheldon Moldoff
Cover by Kane & Robinson

Now available for just $19.95, collecting BATMAN #1-4 and DETECTIVE COMICS #33-34! Also back in print is BATMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 2, available for $49.95, collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #51-70!

Advance-solicited; on sale Nov 10 :: 224 pages :: $19.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: HONG KONG SC
Written by Doug Moench
Art and cover by Tony Wong

2003’s thrilling tale of the Dark Knight teaming with the Night Dragon on the other side of the globe arrives as a beautiful softcover! Will the Dark Knight’s methods and techniques be effective in a foreign country with different laws and customs?

On sale Sept 29 :: 128 pages :: $17.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN IN THE EIGHTIES TP
Written by Len Wein, Doug Moench, Mike W. Barr,
Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, Barbara J. Randall, and Alan Brennert
Art by Michael Golden, Alan Davis, Paul Neary, Gene Colan, Klaus Janson, George Pérez, Romeo Tanghal, Don Newton, Alfredo Alcala, Walter Simonson, Dick Giordano, Trevor Von Eeden, Rodin Rodriguez, Jim Aparo, and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by Aparo

Nine of the best Batman stories of the 1980s are presented in BATMAN IN THE EIGHTIES, a new collection of thrilling stories of the Dark Knight Detective featuring Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, The Joker, Penguin, and the Scarecrow!

This volume contains “Shadow Play” (from BATMAN #348), “He With Secrets Fears the Sound” (DETECTIVE COMICS #518), “When Velvet Paws Caress the Ground” (DETECTIVE COMICS #519), “A Batman and the Outsiders Primer” (DC SAMPLER #3), “To Kill a Legend” (DETECTIVE COMICS #500), “Transition” (NEW TITANS #55), “Pieces of Penguin” (BATMAN #384), “Dreadful Birthday, Dear Joker…!” (BATMAN #321), “The Player on the Other Side,” (BATMAN SPECIAL #1), and “Fear for Sale” (DETECTIVE COMICS #571), complete with introduction and chapter notes by comics historian John Wells.

On sale Sept 15 :: 192 pages :: $19.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

Reoffered to coincide with Loeb & Sale’s CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #1, this stylish trade collects their Eisner Award-winning maxiseries! Featuring a brand-new cover by Sale, plus additional sketches and script for unused pages.

On sale Sept 29 :: 368 pages :: $19.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bob Gale & Devin Grayson
Art by Alex Maleev, Dale Eaglesham and various
Cover by Maleev

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: WAR DRUMS TP, this collection reprints the NO MAN'S LAND special, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #83-84, BATMAN #563-564, DETECTIVE COMICS #730-731, and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #116.

On sale Sept 8 :: 200 pages :: $12.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: WAR DRUMS TP
Written by Bill Willingham and Andersen Gabrych
Art by Pete Woods, Damion Scott, Brad Walker, Cam Smith & Troy Nixey
Cover by James Jean

War has hit Gotham City…but the stage was set in the issues collected in this action-packed trade paperback!

The startling prelude to 2004’s “War Games,” the collection features stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #790-796 and ROBIN #126-128, with a new cover by James Jean!

A talented pop star goes missing and Leslie Thompkins, the most important woman in Bruce Wayne’s life, vanishes. Batman is drawn into an all-out battle for the section of Gotham City known as The Hill, but is taxed to the limit by new threats and trouble within his circle of allies. And when Tim Drake gives up his Robin identity after his father discovers his secret, Batman gets an unexpected — and unwelcome — replacement in the form of Spoiler!

On sale Sept 8 :: 256 pages :: $17.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBIRDS OF PREY #73
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ron Adrian, Alex Lei & Rob Lea
Cover by Mark Texeira

The climax of “Between Dark and Dawn!” continuing the twice monthly issues, as the Huntress and Vixen face impossible odds, and a solo Oracle challenges a surprise powerhouse villain on his own turf!

On sale Sept 1 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBIRDS OF PREY #74
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ed Benes
Cover by Greg Land & Jay Leisten

Twice monthly! After the painful events of “Between Dark and Dawn,” the Birds clash over tactics, while Canary solos on a much more personal mission...

On sale Sept 15 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN/CATWOMAN: TRAIL OF THE GUN #2 (of 2)
Written by Ann Nocenti
Art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver

The race for the world’s deadliest weapon concludes! Strange alliances are made as Catwoman teams with her rivals — and Batman — to find the gun that never misses. But when she’s accused of murder, she realizes there’ll be a lot more twists and turns before anyone reaches their goal!

On sale Sept 1 :: 48 pages :: Prestige Format :: $5.95 US


Click For Larger ImageGOTHAM CENTRAL #23
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Lark

Get the real-life perspective on “War Games!” Writer Greg Rucka (ACTION COMICS, WONDER WOMAN) returns as the detectives of the G.C.P.D. grapple with a war that’s too widespread for them to handle alone!

On sale Sept 8 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #1 (of 6)
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

The Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale returns to further the exciting adventures they began in BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and followed in BATMAN: DARK VICTORY!

This 6-part noir series, guest-starring Batman and a host of Gotham’s most colorful and dangerous villains, chronicles Catwoman’s mysterious trip to Italy and her dealings with the deadly Falcone crime family.

Don’t miss this tale of a defining moment in the career of Gotham’s sexiest cat burglar!

On sale Sept 29 :: 32 pages :: $3.50 US :: Edited by Mark Chiarello


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN #209
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

“For Tomorrow” by the white-hot team of Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee & Scott Williams continues!

Pushed to his mental limits, Superman decides to destroy the cause of the mysterious vanishings in front of the world. But how will the people of Earth react to this seemingly benevolent action? Meanwhile, Father Leone makes a confession of his own that will turn this story upside down. Don’t miss what’s sure to be one of the most talked-about Superman stories in years!

On sale Sept 29 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageACTION COMICS #819
Written by Chuck Austen
Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
Cover by Arthur Adams

Introducing Sodom & Gomorrah, a new husband-and-wife super-villain team prepared to give Superman a sound beating! Plus, some startling new developments in Clark's relationship with Lana Lang.

On sale Sept 8 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #632
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Nelson
Cover by Gene Ha

A new villain — Propaganda — emerges and turns public opinion against the Man of Steel! Plus, Lois deals with the aftermath of her assignment on the frontlines in the Middle-Eastern nation of Umec.

On sale Sept 15 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN/BATMAN #14
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesús Merino

Superstar artists Carlos Pacheco and Jesús Merino join celebrated writer Jeph Loeb for the 5-part arc “Absolute Power!”

In the aftermath of last issue's devastating battle with Darkseid, the Earth wakes up to a brand new world order — one in which Batman and Superman rule with an iron fist. Humankind has a choice: obey or die!

How did things get this way? Is there anyone left who can stop them?

On sale Sept 22 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

Reoffered to coincide with the release of CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #1, this trade collects Loebs’ & Tim Sale’s popular miniseries. Clark Kent leaves the wheat fields of Kansas behind in this moving story told through four different points of view over four seasons.

On sale Sept 29 :: 208 pages :: $14.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 3 TP
Written by John Byrne & Marv Wolfman
Art by Byrne, Jerry Ordway, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, Karl Kesel and Mike Machlan
Cover by Ordway

The third collection of Superman stories from the ’80s reprints SUPERMAN #4-6, ACTION #587-589, and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #427-429, and features a new cover and introduction by artist Jerry Ordway!

On sale Sept 1 :: 208 pages :: $19.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Byrne
Art by Byrne
Cover by Jerry Ordway

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 3, this trade paperback collects the landmark miniseries THE MAN OF STEEL #1-6, which redefined Superman in the mid-’80s!

On sale Sept 1 :: 160 pages :: $9.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 2 TP
Written by John Byrne & Marv Wolfman
Art by Byrne, Terry Austin, Dick Giordano & Jerry Ordway
Cover by Ordway

Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL VOL. 3, this trade collects SUPERMAN #1-3, ACTION COMICS #585-587 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #424-426, reintroducing readers to the likes of Lex Luthor, Metallo, Darkseid, and more!

On sale Sept 1 :: 224 pages :: $19.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageSMALLVILLE #10
Written by Clint Carpenter
Art by Tom Derenick & Adam DeKraker
Cover by John Van Fleet

Who shot Lionel Luthor? Lex tries to get to the bottom of this mystery, but he might not like what he finds out... Plus, Lana and Chloe go on a roadtrip.

On sale Sept 22 :: 48 pages :: $3.95 US


Click For Larger ImageMAJESTIC #2 (of 4)
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Karl Kerschl
Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

Continuing the adventures of WildStorm hero Majestic in the DCU! Majestic adopts a secret identity in an attempt to understand humankind better. But could his powers just put his newfound friends and family in harm's way?

On sale Sept 1 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: TRUE BRIT HC
Written by Kim “Howard” Johnson & John Cleese
Art and cover by John Byrne & Mark Farmer

Get ready for SUPERMAN: TRUE BRIT, an original hardcover graphic novel with a humorous new take on the Superman legend, courtesy of writer Kim “Howard” Johnson (Monty Python: The First 280 Years) with some help in his comics debut from Monty Python’s John Cleese (Fawlty Towers, A Fish Called Wanda)! And with art by fan-favorites John Byrne (JLA, DOOM PATROL) & Mark Farmer (JLA: ANOTHER NAIL), this book is sure to be Super!

In this veddy British tale, the Last Son of Krypton's rocket ship crash-lands in an English town even smaller than Smallville, where the infant Kal-El is taken in by adoptive parents — the Clarks — who raise their son Colin to hide his powers, because the worst thing anyone can do is stand out in the crowd. But when Colin grows up to become a mild-mannered reporter working for the Daily Smear, a powerful tabloid newspaper dedicated to uncovering the biggest story of the century, he finds that the key to his success may be in going public.

What will the neighbors think?

Advance-solicited; on sale Oct 13 :: 96 pages :: $24.95 US :: Edited by Mike Carlin


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