Batman & Superman - December 2004


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Click For Larger ImageDETECTIVE COMICS #801
Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and John Lucas
Cover by Lapham

Part 1 of the sprawling 12-part saga “City of Crime” written by David Lapham (Stray Bullets) with art by Ramon Bachs (BATMAN: THE 12-CENT ADVENTURE) & Nathan Massengill (DETECTIVE COMICS)!

Gotham City at night is no place for children, as Batman knows all too well. As the Dark Knight tries to shut down a drug ring that’s turned deadly, Bruce Wayne must contend with a wayward 14 -year-old who’s getting dangerously close to Gotham’s underworld!

Plus, in the backup, Part 1 of the 4-part story “The Barker” — written by Mike Carey (LUCIFER) with art by John Lucas (CODENAME: KNOCKOUT) — featuring the return of a classic Golden Age character! There's been a murder under the Big Top, but once it's clear the authorities will be no help, it's up to the carnies and sideshow freaks to get to the bottom of a crime no one wants to touch!

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


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN #635
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Matt Wagner

Part 1 of the 4-part “Under the Hood,” featuring the new BATMAN team of writer Judd Winick (OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Doug Mahnke (JLA, JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE) & Tom Nguyen (JLA) and cover artist Matt Wagner (BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY)!

In the wake of “War Games,” Batman must deal with a city in turmoil. While battling new criminal chieftains raiding his city, Batman is confronted with a face from the past — or rather, a hidden face from the past. Welcome the return of the Red Hood!

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


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #60
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Javier Piña & Francis Portela
Cover by Jae Lee

Writer A.J. Lieberman returns to GOTHAM KNIGHTS — and so does Hush! Hush returns to make Batman’s life a living nightmare, and this time he’s got a very personal target in mind. But Hush didn’t count on Batman’s receiving help from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes!

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


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #186
Written by Shane McCarthy
Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Sean Phillips

Part 2 of the 5-part “Riddle Me That!” There’s an all-new Riddler wreaking havoc on the streets of Gotham — and he’s three steps ahead of the Bat. Can Batman save a nosy graduate student from an horrific death and stop a bombing on a local commuter train?

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


ROBIN #133
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Damion Scott

Part 3 of the 4-part ROBIN/BATGIRL crossover “Fresh Blood!” Someone is making a major play to fill the power vacuum in Blüdhaven. But who? Shrike? Brutale? Or is Blockbuster somehow still pulling the strings? Robin and Batgirl pound the pavement — and a few heads — to uncover the leader of the Blüdhaven underworld!

On sale Dec 15 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageBATGIRL #59
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art and cover by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang

The pulse-pounding conclusion of the 4-part ROBIN/BATGIRL crossover “Fresh Blood!” Batgirl and Robin find themselves in the fight of their lives as they are forced to bust up a bevy of Blüdhaven baddies, including Brutale and the Trigger Twins. But that’s nothing compared to their ultimate battle…against each other!

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


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN #38
Written by Scott Morse
Art by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Morse

Scott Morse (BATMAN: ROOMFUL OF STRANGERS) comes aboard for a 3-part story introducing Gotham’s newest bad guy: Wooden Nickel! He’s gunning for Catwoman…but why? And what will he do once he’s learned her real identity?

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


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE SC
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Cooke

Reoffered to coincide with DC: THE NEW FRONTIER VOL. 1 TP, this volume presents Cooke’s reinvention of Catwoman! Can Selina’s assembled crew of thieves pull off one big heist? Featuring pin-ups by Mike Allred, Adam Hughes, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, and more!

On sale Dec 22 :: 96 pages :: $17.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #4 (of 6)
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

For the first time ever: Catwoman vs. Wonder Woman’s foe, Cheetah! It’s a catfight that only the Eisner Award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale can deliver! The 6-issue miniseries kicks into high gear as Catwoman takes on Rome…and the sexy-but-deadly Cheetah! Claws, blood and hot girls — when in Rome, do as the Roman crime bosses do!

On sale Dec 22 :: 32 pages :: $3.50 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #100
Written by Devin Grayson
Art by Mike Lilly & Andy Owens
Cover by Scott McDaniel & Owens

The tension has been building for months, and now it explodes in this extra-sized 100th issue spectacular! Ever since Blockbuster’s murder, Dick Grayson has buckled under the burden of unbearable guilt. Now, with the events of “War Games” behind him, Nightwing must find an inner focus that has eluded him and mete out justice — and it all begins with Tarantula! Get ready for the battle everyone’s been waiting for: Nightwing vs. Tarantula!

On sale Dec 8 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBIRDS OF PREY #77
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Ed Benes & Alex Lei
Cover by Jason Pearson

“Hero Hunters,” Part 2 of 4! The Birds’ new anti-vigilante mission pits them against the female terror Harvest who kills criminals mercilessly but is the hero of the heartland!

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


Click For Larger ImageGOTHAM CENTRAL #26
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Jason Alexander
Cover by Michael Lark

Featuring guest art by Jason Alexander (Queen & Country) and guest-starring Catwoman! Josie Mac and Driver investigate the murder of a famous televangelist. The evidence points to Catwoman — but can Josie find the truth when she must keep her powers a secret?

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


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN #212
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The epic Azzarello, Lee & Williams run continues as the Man of Steel disappears! Another round of vanishings take place — but this time, Superman is one of the victims! Thrust into a strange world , Superman comes face-to-face with an old — and deadly — foe. The source of the vanishings is finally revealed, but will Kal-El even be able to return to Earth to put things right?

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


Click For Larger ImageADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #635
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning
Cover by J.H. Williams III

The new Parasites continue to feed on those close to Superman! Meanwhile, Lt. Lupe is on the hunt for Ruin, the mysterious man behind the Man of Steel’s recent troubles!

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


Click For Larger ImageACTION COMICS #822
Written by Chuck Austen
Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
Cover by Ian Churchill

Guest-starring Superboy! Clark and Lois go back to Smallville for the holidays hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of Metropolis. There’s just one problem: Lana Lang is in town, too! What starts out as an ordinary dispute turns into something more sinister…

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


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES HC
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines, Tim Sale
Cover by McGuinness

Reoffered to coincide with Superman/Batman #16, this volume collects the first six issues of the fan-favorite series! This volume also includes a 2-page story by Loeb & Tim Sale, and a cover and sketchbook section by McGuinness!

On sale Dec 15 :: 160 pages :: $19.95 US :: RELIST


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

A resistance rises up against the tyranny of Superman and Batman in Part 2 of the 5-part “Absolute Power!” But will the super-powered and strangely familiar Freedom Fighters save this dark world or make it even worse? Retailers note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale Dec 1 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN/BATMAN #16
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

Things heat up for the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in Part 3 of the 5-part “Absolute Power!” Is there a world for Superman and Batman to rule, or have the hunted become the prey? Guest-starring unexpected arrivals from throughout the DCU!

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


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