Batman & Superman - October 2004


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Note: Starting this month, all cartoon comics are in the Johnny DC section, while Mad Magazine, Humanoids, 2000 A.D., and CMX Manga titles are in the Beyond the Universe section. Also, the smaller-than-usual covers are exactly as DC sent them.


Click For Larger ImageARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY EDITION HC
Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Dave McKean

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Batman story that helped launch the U.S. careers of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean, DC Comics is proud to present the ARKHAM ASYLUM 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION — a 216-page hardcover reprinting the now-classic confrontation between the Dark Knight and his archnemeses the Joker, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, and more in the black heart of Gotham City's house for the criminally insane.

This entertaining, experimental graphic novel is well known for its psychological intensity and probing portraits of Batman and the Joker, as well as its mystical symbolism, powerful mood and riveting multi-media artwork. This special edition also includes Morrison's complete final script annotated by both himself and original editor Karen Berger, many of his original thumbnail breakdowns, samples of how the story and art came together, and more surprises!

On sale Oct 20 :: 216 pages :: $29.95 US :: Mature Readers


BATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend
Cover by Matt Wagner

BATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES is a 128-page trade paperback collecting BATMAN #626-630, written by award-winner Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and illustrated by the acclaimed team of Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend (WILDCATS 3.0) with a painted cover by Matt Wagner (BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY). This collection also contains a sketchbook section showing Nguyen’s early approach to Batman, the Penguin and the Scarecrow.

Gotham City’s underworld is thrown into turmoil as its crimelords slip into a rabid — and murderous — frenzy. Is it a coincidence, or part of an elaborate and sinister power play?

One thing’s for sure: The machinations of the Scarecrow and the Penguin will have Batman hard-pressed to restore order. Worse, Batman may have met his match in the vicious Scarebeast!

On sale Oct 27 :: 128 pages :: $12.95 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #2 (of 6)
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

Selina's Roman Holiday continues! Wanted for last issue’s shocking murder, Catwoman finds herself caught between two rival gangs with all of Rome up for grabs. Get ready for love, death and betrayal — Gotham City style — on the other side of the world!

On sale Oct 20 :: 32 pages :: $3.50 US


Click For Larger ImageDETECTIVE COMICS #799
Written by Andersen Gabrych, Shane McCarthy
Art by Pete Woods & Cam Smith, Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Jock

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 1! Batman engineers a mass meeting of criminals. But will it render the game unwinnable? And in the backup story, the conclusion of “Low,” the Riddler takes on Poison Ivy!

On sale Oct 6 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #184
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Brad Walker & Troy Nixey
Cover by Brian Haberlin

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 2! As Batman drowns in a sea of enemies, the rest of Gotham’s heroes race to save him! All the chaos and violence so far was merely a prelude to this. To make matters worse, the G.C.P.D. is about to break ranks!

On sale Oct 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #98
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Mike Lilly & Andy Owens
Cover by Scott McDaniel & Owens

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 3! Ten months ago, Firefly torched Haly’s Circus, the childhood home of Dick Grayson. Tonight, Firefly must face the wrath of Nightwing! Meanwhile, Batgirl and Onyx battle Killer Croc and the Suicide King!

On sale Oct 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


ROBIN #131
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Jon Proctor & Robert Campanella
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 4! Two Robins — one former and one current — fight for their lives! Tim Drake takes on the devilish duo of the Trickster and Mr. Fun, while Stephanie Brown takes on the mysterious mastermind steering “War Games!”

On sale Oct 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #58
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Francis Portela
Cover by Jae Lee

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 5! With the city in chaos, Tarantula becomes the prime target of the G.C.P.D.! Desperate for a victory, they’re hell-bent on bringing her down. Batman must choose between stemming the violence and saving his newest ally.

On sale Oct 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATGIRL #57
Written by Dylan Horrocks
Art by Mike Huddleston & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by James Jean

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 6! Batgirl and Onyx fight for their lives in the bowels of Gotham City as a seemingly endless supply of criminals overruns the city. And the mysterious mastermind behind “War Games” decides to take the war to Batman!

On sale Oct 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN #36
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 7! The penultimate chapter of Gotham’s darkest period finds Batman in conflict with Commissioner Akins, the players ready for the final battle, and Catwoman squaring off one last time against Zeiss, the man who left her for dead!

On sale Oct 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN #633
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Kinsun & Aaron Sowd
Cover by Matt Wagner

“War Games,” Act 3, Part 8 — the extra-sized conclusion! The climactic battle between Batman and the mastermind behind the Gotham gang war hits close to home! Don’t miss the stunning finale!

On sale Oct 27 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

Reoffered to coincide with SOLO #1, also featuring art by the incomparable Tim Sale. This collection includes three LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIALS by Loeb & Sale that paved the way for BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN.

On sale Oct 20 :: 192 pages :: $14.95 US :: RELIST


BATMAN: HUSH Vol. 2 TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The 12-part “Hush” storyline – crafted by comics heavyweights Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee & Scott Williams — topped sales charts for an entire year, thrilling readers and critics alike. Now the second half of that legendary story arc — BATMAN #613-619 — is collected for the first time as a softcover in BATMAN: HUSH Volume 2 TP.

This volume contains the stunning conclusion of “Hush,” featuring the Dark Knight’s shocking showdown with the Joker, the debut of a brand-new Batmobile, a catfight among Catwoman, Talia and Lady Shiva, and, perhaps, most surprising of all, the true identity of the enigmatic Hush! Plus, this collection includes the 6-page story from Wizard #0 and features a stunning new cover by Lee & Williams!

On sale Oct 13 :: 192 pages :: $12.95 US


BATMAN: HUSH Vol. 1 TP
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: HUSH Vol. 2 TP, this now-classic collection reprints BATMAN #608-612, including guest appearances by Superman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Huntress, and more! Plus, four brand-new pages and two pages previously seen exclusively on www.dccomics.com.

On sale Oct 13 :: 128 pages :: $12.95 US :: RELIST


GOTHAM CENTRAL #24
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Michael Lark & Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Lark

You’ve seen “War Games” from the heroes’ perspectives. Now see it through the eyes of the real world! As the detectives of the G.C.P.D. battle to save lives, Commissioner Akins reaches his breaking point with Batman.

On sale Oct 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: DETECTIVE No. 27 SC
Written by Michael Uslan
Art and cover by Peter Snejbjerg

ELSEWORLDS. In this stunning softcover edition of the original hardcover graphic novel, Bruce Wayne becomes a member of a secret society of detectives to battle the decades-old criminal conspiracy that left him an orphan!

On sale Oct 27 :: 96 pages :: $12.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBIRDS OF PREY #75
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ed Benes and Eduardo Barretto
Cover by Jason Pearson

A new beginning for the team, and an extra-sized anniversary issue! The Birds, reeling from the aftershock of “War Games,” are forced to make a decision that changes everything! Plus, a special backup tale with guest artist Eduardo Barretto!

On sale Oct 27 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBIRDS OF PREY: OF LIKE MINDS TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Ed Benes & Alex Lei

Reoffered to coincide with BIRDS OF PREY #75, this volume collects the sold-out BIRDS OF PREY #56-61! Featuring guest stars Nightwing and Batgirl, this tale shakes things up for Oracle, Black Canary and Huntress!

On sale Oct 20 :: 144 pages :: $14.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: NINE LIVES SC
Written by Dean Motter
Art by Michael Lark
Cover by Lark & Christopher Moeller

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: DETECTIVE No. 27 SC, this cinematic 1940s Elseworlds tale is told in a sideways “landscape” format. Who killed nightclub owner and chanteuse Selina Kyle? The “Bat-Man” is on the case, but so is Detective Richard Grayson!

On sale Oct 27 :: 128 pages :: $17.95 US :: RELIST


SUPERMAN #210
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

It’s the battle between the DCU’s strongest heroes: Superman vs. Wonder Woman in a fight to the finish, written by fan-favorite Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Jim Lee & Scott Wiliams as “For Tomorrow” continues!

When Superman inadvertently sets off a series of catastrophic events after destroying the Vanishing Tech, Wonder Woman must intervene and attempt to put an end to the chaos. But Superman has plans of his own and won’t let the Amazonian interfere without a fight — and what a fight it’ll be!

On sale Oct 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageACTION COMICS #820
Written by Chuck Austen
Art by Carlos D’Anda
Cover by Joyce Chin & Arthur Adams

A tribute to the dead is interrupted by a new Silver Banshee! As Superman and Jack Ryder pay their respects to a photographer caught in the crossfire of a supervillain rampage, Silver Banshee comes screaming from the pits of Hell!

On sale Oct 13 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #633
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning
Cover by Gene Ha

It’s a deadly new villain for the Man of Steel! New Parasites are born, and they have a thirst for the Man of Steel's power!

On sale Oct 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN/BATMAN #15
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesús Merino

Fan-favorite writer Jeph Loeb and artists extraordinaire Carlos Pacheco & Jesús Merino (JLA/JSA: VIRTUE & VICE, ARROWSMITH) continue the shocking 5-part arc “Absolute Power” as a resistance rises up against the tyranny of…Superman and Batman?

A resistance is formed against dictators Superman and Batman. But will these new Freedom Fighters save this dark world or make it even worse? Do not read the ending of this story first — it’ll blow your mind!

On sale Oct 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT HC
Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Leinil Yu & Gerry Alanguilan

The entire modern day retelling of Superman — from his early days in Smallville with Lana Lang and Lex Luthor, to his first meeting with Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White in Metropolis — is recounted in this lavish hardcover collection by writer Mark Waid and artists Leinil Francis Yu & Gerry Alanguilan!

SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT collects the best-selling, critically acclaimed 12-issue maxiseries of the same name and features an introduction by Smallville television producers Al Gough & Miles Millar, plus a sketchbook section showcasing Yu's development work in addition to notes by Waid.
Witness the making of a legend, as Clark Kent learns the tough lessons needed to become the World's Greatest Hero! Also watch as Lex Luthor comes to Smallville, befriending Clark. But it’s a relationship that may ultimately spell disaster for Metropolis and the Man of Steel.

On sale Oct 20 :: 304 pages :: $29.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman and various
Art by Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Kurt Schaffenberger and various
Cover by Curt Swan & Stan Kaye

The first Silver Age Superman Archive, reprinting ACTION COMICS #241-247 and SUPERMAN #122-126 (1958-1959)! This volume, with an introduction by Mark Waid, features the debuts of the Fortress of Solitude, Brainiac, Kandor, the Super-Pets, and much more!

On sale Oct 6 :: 236 pages :: $49.95 US


Click For Larger ImageMAJESTIC #3 (of 4)
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Karl Kerschl
Cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The adventures of WildStorm hero Mr. Majestic in the DCU continue! Suffering from memory loss, Majestic tries to piece together the shards of his past and return home. Plus, the Eradicator’s back — and he's got Majestic in his sights!

On sale Oct 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageJIMMY OLSEN: ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby, Vince Colletta, and Mike Royer
Cover by Kirby & Al Milgrom

The Jack Kirby adventures continue in this final volume collecting JIMMY OLSEN #142-148 and #150! Kirby pits Jimmy, the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion against cosmic creatures, vampires and more. Plus, an intro by Mark Evanier and a previously unpublished Kirby cover!

On sale Oct 13 :: 192 pages :: $19.95 US


Click For Larger ImageJIMMY OLSEN: ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Kirby & Vince Colletta
Cover by Kirby & Steve Rude

Reoffered to coincide with JIMMY OLSEN: ADVENTURES BY JACK KIRBY Vol. 2 TP, this volume collects SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #133-139 and #141, circa 1970-1971, featuring appearances by Superman, the cloned Guardian, Dubbilex, and Darkseid!

On sale Oct 13 :: 192 pages :: $19.95 US :: Relist


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
Written by Jerry Siegel
Art and cover by Joe Shuster

Available at a new low price, the classic Archive Edition collecting SUPERMAN #1-4! Relive the early adventures of Superman with this volume, now at a special low price!

Advance-solicited; on sale Dec 15 :: 272 pages :: $19.95 US


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