Batman & Superman - January 2005


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Click For Larger ImageBATMAN #636
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Matt Wagner

Part 2 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)! The Black Mask and the new Red Hood carve up the Gotham underworld — and Batman continues to reel from a startling revelation as “Under the Hood” continues! Is Gotham headed toward another Gang War?

On sale Jan 26 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageDETECTIVE COMICS #802
Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and John Lucas
Cover by Lapham

Batman and Robin are drawn further into David Lapham’s (Stray Bullets) “City of Crime” in Part 2 of this sprawling 12- part saga! Batman's investigation into the murder of a young woman reveals more and more layers of death and corruption. Meanwhile, the Penguin begins to get involved, and makes things all the more explosive! And in the backup, Part 2 of the 4-part story “The Barker” — written by Mike Carey (LUCIFER) with art by John Lucas. The plot thickens following a murder at the Big Top!

On sale Jan 5 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #61
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Cliff Chiang

A new story arc begins, written by A.J. Lieberman with art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit and a cover by Cliff Chiang (HUMAN TARGET)! Things are heating up in Gotham in the wake of a startling revelation about Hush, and Ivy’s Robinson Park orphans have started turning up dead — by their own hand. So why does Ivy feel so guilty?

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #187
Written by Shane McCarthy
Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Sean Phillips

Part 3 of the 5-part “Riddle Me That!” The transformation of Edward Nigma from second-rate has-been to villainous mastermind is revealed! And all the while, Batman careens from a fiery wreck atop a towering bridge!

On sale Jan 12 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN #39
Written by Scott Morse
Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

Part 2 of a 3-part story written by Scott Morse and gueststarring Batman and Slam Bradley! The mysterious group known as Three Piece Suit wants a piece of Catwoman…and so does their henchman, The Wooden Nickel!

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US 57


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: RELENTLESS TP
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Cameron Stewart & Javier Pulido
Cover by J.G. Jones

Triumph and tragedy are the name of the game in this 192-page trade paperback reprinting CATWOMAN #12-19, plus the 6-page Black Mask story from CATWOMAN Secret Files #1! Catwoman has crossed the Black Mask — now he’s making her pay!

On sale Jan 5 :: 192 pages :: $19.95 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: CROOKED LITTLE TOWN TP
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Brad Rader, Cameron Stewart, Rick Burchett and Michael Avon Oeming
Cover by Oeming

Reoffered to coincide with CATWOMAN: RELENTLESS, a volume collecting CATWOMAN #5-10 and CATWOMAN Secret Files! Holly uses her street-savvy skills to help Catwoman get to the bottom of a new spread of drugs — only to find herself wanted by the police!

On sale Jan 5 :: 168 pages :: $14.95 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 cat-fight 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-butdeadly Cheetah! Claws, blood and hot girls — when in Rome, do as the Roman crime bosses do! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.

Resolicited; on sale Jan 26 :: 32 pages :: $3.50 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #101
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

Writers Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty join forces with artists Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens for the biweekly 6-part story “Nightwing: Year One!” Before Dick Grayson can get on with life, he must look back at his early years, starting with his last caper as Robin!

On sale Jan 12 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #102
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

“Nightwing Year One” Part 2 of 6, guest-starring Superman! After being fired by Batman, the former Robin seeks direction and understanding under the bright lights of Metropolis. But the Man of Steel may not have time to help Dick after a team of mad bombers threatens to blow Metropolis to smithereens!

On sale Jan 26 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING: A KNIGHT IN BLUDHAVEN TP
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Karl Story

Reoffered to coincide with NIGHTWING #101, a dazzling collection of the first eight issues of the popular NIGHTWING ongoing series! Dick Grayson makes a new home for himself in Blüdhaven, Gotham City's deadlier neighbor, but soon discovers that behind the corruption that permeates the city lurks a powerful foe: Blockbuster!

On sale Jan 12 :: 192 pages :: $14.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageGOTHAM CENTRAL #27
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art by Jason Alexander
Cover by Michael Lark

Featuring guest artist Jason Alexander (Queen and Country)! After a robbery gone wrong, Catwoman is the prime suspect in the murder of a televangelist. Josie Mac knows better, but how can she tell her partner the evidence points elsewhere?

On sale Jan 12 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATGIRL #60
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art and cover by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang

Be here as Batgirl begins to build a new life in Blüdhaven! But with the Penguin looming large in the city once protected by Nightwing, can Batgirl keep the streets safe, or will she face something more sinister and foul than ever before?

On sale Jan 26 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageROBIN #134
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Damion Scott

A new storyline begins as Robin is uprooted to Blüdhaven, where he must operate on his own! With no school and no job, Tim Drake’s life has narrowed to a single endeavor: crimefighting! But another mysterious vigilante is active in Blüdhaven, and it’s not Batgirl!

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN #213
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The Man of Steel moves closer to solving the mystery that has been plaguing him! After becoming a victim of the Vanishings, Superman now comes face-to-face with the person — or persons — responsible for the disappearances of millions of Earth’s citizens. Who’s powerful enough to pull off this act? Superman’s about to find out! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale Jan 26 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageACTION COMICS #823
Written by Chuck Austen
Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
Cover by Ian Churchill

Krypto and Superboy come to the rescue in an issue written by Chuck Austen with art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos and a cover by Ian Churchill! Superman is being beaten by an unlikely foe. Can Krypto save both Superman and Superboy from a terrible fate?

On sale Jan 12 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #636
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Rael Lyra & Jay Leisten
Cover by J.H. Williams III

This special issue examines the fallout from the earthshattering IDENTITY CRISIS! Superman, shaken by Lois’ shooting and the events in IDENTITY CRISIS, looks to consult with Batman and Wonder Woman, and neither have the time or interest in helping him. Are the pillars of the DCU starting to crack?

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #17
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

In Part 4 of the 5-part “Absolute Power,” Superman finds himself in a world without a Batman! What happened to Bruce Wayne? And how do Ra's Ah Ghul, Sgt. Rock & Easy Company, and The Haunted Tank all fit into this?

On sale Jan 19 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE TP
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Nelson and various
Cover by Gene Ha

A new trade paperback collecting the two back-up stories from ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #625-626 plus all of issues #627-632 in addition to Secret Files Profile Pages. The Man of Steel is challenged when a more powerful Replikon arrives for a fight — the first layer of a complex scheme that may prove Superman’s undoing!

On sale Jan 5 :: 160 pages :: $14.95 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: STRENGTH #1 (of 3)
Written by Scott McCloud
Art by Aluir Amancio & Terry Austin
Cover by Alex Ross

What is the true source of Superman’s strength? Find out in this 3-issue Prestige Format miniseries written by Scott McCloud (UNDERSTANDING COMICS, REINVENTING COMICS) with art by Aluir Amancio (SUPERMAN ADVENTURES) & Terry Austin (Uncanny X-Men, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES) and astounding painted covers by Alex Ross!

A young Clark Kent watches in awe as his supernatural abilities steadily grow, and he stands at the brink of a new world of power and possibilities. But for the first time, he finds reason to question the limits that his adopted parents have placed on him.

Confronting the consequences of his actions, Superman must forge in steel the moral world-view that proves to be the source of Superman’s real strength! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale Jan 5 :: Prestige Format :: 48 pages :: $5.95 US :: Edited by Joey Cavalieri


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