Batman & Superman - February 2005


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Click For Larger ImageBATMAN #637
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Matt Wagner

In Part 3 of the 4-part “Under the Hood,” Batman gets wind of a massive — and unique — arms shipment on its way to Gotham. But who’s behind it? Gotham’s criminal kingpin, The Black Mask? The deadly new Red Hood? Or an even more sinister menace?

On sale Feb 23 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageDETECTIVE COMICS #803
Written by David Lapham and Mike Carey
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and John Lucas
Cover by Lapham

In Part 3 of David Lapham’s 12-part “City of Crime,” the Penguin learns Mr. Freeze may have betrayed him, just as a secret player threatens to bring the city to its knees! Plus, Part 3 of the 4-part backup tale “The Barker,” by Mike Carey and John Lucas!

On sale Feb 2 :: 40 pages :: $2.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #62
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Cliff Chiang

When the mutated bodies of dead children begin appearing across Gotham, Batman is thrown into a race against time to find any survivors and learn the cause of their mutation! And Poison Ivy must find out why the only people who were ever kind to her are dying.

On sale Feb 16 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #188
Written by Shane McCarthy
Art by Tommy Castillo & Rodney Ramos
Cover by Sean Phillips

Part 4 of the 5-part “Riddle Me That!” The Riddler turns on the man who helped save him from drifting into oblivion: Professor Buttery. Can Batman save the doctor? And what nefarious plans lie behind the theft of a priceless artifact?

On sale Feb 9 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT ONE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker, Andersen Gabrych,
Devin Grayson, Dylan Horrocks, A.J. Lieberman, and Bill Willingham
Art by Ramon Bachs, Raul Fernandez, Al Barrionuevo, Francis Portela, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Lorenzo Ruggiero, Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Kinsun, Mike Lilly, Andy Owens, Sean Phillips, Brad Walker, Troy Nixey, Pete Woods and Nathan Massengill
Cover by James Jean

The opening act of 2004’s hit crossover starring Gotham City's heroes can be found in BATMAN: WAR GAMES ACT ONE TP featuring an all-new cover by Eisner Award-winning artist James Jean. This volume includes BATMAN: THE 12-CENT ADVENTURE, DETECTIVE COMICS #797, BATMAN #631, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #182, NIGHTWING #96, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #56, ROBIN #129, BATGIRL #55 and CATWOMAN #34.

A clash between Gotham’s underworld families erupts into a wave of chaos that engulfs the city. Batman must use every available asset — Oracle, Batgirl, Nightwing, Orpheus, Onyx and Tarantula — to preserve life and contain the chaos!

On sale Feb 16 :: 208 pages :: $14.95 US


Click For Larger ImageBATGIRL #61
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art by Pop Mhan & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Mhan

A major arms deal is going down in Blüdhaven, but that's nothing unusual. What is unusual is the players involved: the Brotherhood of Evil! Can Batgirl measure up against the shape-shifting Gemini, the super-simian Monsieur Mallah and the bad, bad Brain?

On sale Feb 23 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: THE MAN WHO LAUGHS
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Doug Mahnke

Acclaimed writer Ed Brubaker (CATWOMAN, GOTHAM CENTRAL) joins forces with fan-favorite artist Doug Mahnke (JLA, JUSTICE LEAGUE ELITE) for a Prestige Format Special that tells the tale of the Dark Knight’s first battle against his eventual archnemesis: The Joker!

A mysterious homicidal maniac is killing prominent citizens of Gotham City, each time leaving an unusual calling card: a ghastly rictus grin plastered on the victims’ lifeless faces. The Dark Knight Detective is on the case, and before long finds himself taking on the Clown Prince of Crime!

This adventure establishes the conflict that rages to this day!

On sale Feb 9 :: Prestige Format :: 64 pages :: $6.95 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #5 (of 6)
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Tim Sale

The penultimate chapter in the enthralling murder mystery by the fan-favorite team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale! Catwoman is coming dangerously close to finding out the truth about her past. But uncovering one secret too many could cost her all nine of her lives!

On sale Feb 23 :: 32 pages :: $3.50 US


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN #40
Written by Scott Morse
Art and cover by Paul Gulacy & Jimmy Palmiotti

In the thrilling conclusion to a 3-part story written by Scott Morse, Catwoman goes on the offensive! After being hunted and battered by Wooden Nickel, Catwoman wants some payback. But is Nickel more than a match for Catwoman's attack?

On sale Feb 16 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageROBIN #135
Written by Bill Willingham
Art and cover by Damion Scott

Tim Drake is a marked man! The Penguin has put out an open contract on Robin, Blüdhaven’s newest vigilante, attracting a flood of would-be assassins. And the first to answer the Penguin’s call may be the deadliest: the Rising Sun Archer and the Dark Rider!

On sale Feb 16 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageGOTHAM CENTRAL #28
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Michael Lark

When a group of children stumble onto the abandoned hideout of one of the DCU's most dangerous villains, Detectives Allen and Montoya take on the case with a cop's life hanging in the balance!

On sale Feb 9 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #103
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

The biweekly 6-part story “Nightwing: Year One” continues! Dick Grayson has been fired from being Robin and struck out on his own — directionless. But Dick’s about to receive a visit from Deadman! What’s Deadman’s connection to the circus where Dick grew up?

On sale Feb 9 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #104
Written by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens

“Nightwing Year One,” Part 4 of 6! The newly christened Nightwing hits the streets for the first time! But it’ll take a night of crimefighting against Gotham’s worst — including the Joker — to win Batgirl over. Plus, Nightwing’s first encounter with the new Robin: Jason Todd!

On sale Feb 23 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN #214
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

The incomparable team of writer Brian Azzarello and artists Jim Lee & Scott Williams continues to put the Man of Steel through the wringer as “For Tomorrow” continues! Just as it seems things can’t possibly get any worse for the spent Man of Steel, he's embroiled in a fight to the finish with an age-old adversary! Meanwhile, devious plans have been set into motion, one of which involves Superman’s closest confidante.

On sale Feb 23 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageACTION COMICS #824
Written by J.D. Finn
Art by Ivan Reis & Marc Campos
Cover by Ian Churchill

It’s Superman vs. Preus, with the fate of the world in the balance in this action-packed tale by guest writer J.D. Finn and artists Ivan Reis & Marc Campos! Plus, find out what Doomsday has been up to as he hunts for the Man of Steel!

On sale Feb 9 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #637
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Matthew Clark & Andy Lanning
Cover by Brian Stelfreeze

Ruin begins his search for Superman's loved ones, which puts Lois in danger again! Unbeknownst to Superman, one of those closest to him is Ruin…who is it?

On sale Feb 16 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN: STRENGTH #2 (of 3)
Written by Scott McCloud
Art by Aluir Amancio & Terry Austin
Cover by Alex Ross

The Prestige Format miniseries by Scott McCloud continues! Before anyone knew the name “Superman,” he was just Pa Kent’s son Clark. The young boy tests his super-powers when he literally runs away from home and finds a world that’s a far cry from Smallville!

On sale Feb 2 :: Prestige Format :: 48 pages :: $5.95 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN #18
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The senses-shattering conclusion of “Absolute Power” by fan-favorites Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino! Superman and Batman confront the super-villains who have ripped apart time and fight to restore balance to the universe. But what will be the ultimate cost to The Man of Steel and The Dark Knight?

On sale Feb 16 :: 32 pages :: $2.95 US


SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SUPERGIRL HC
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Michael Turner

Award-winner Jeph Loeb and the red-hot Michael Turner reintroduce a classic character into the DCU! This fantastic hardcover includes the entire “Supergirl from Krypton” storyline, originally presented in the best-selling SUPERMAN/BATMAN #8-13!
Batman has discovered something strange on the bottom of Gotham Bay which leads him to a mysterious and powerful teenaged girl who’s bent on destroying Gotham City! What’s her connection to Superman? Why does Wonder Woman want to hide her from the outside world? Will Darkseid succeed in recruiting her into doing his bidding? Plus, this volume includes an introduction by Loeb as well as a Kryptonian language translation key!

On sale Feb 23 :: 168 pages :: $19.95 US


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