Batman & Superman - April 2005


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Click For Larger ImageBATMAN #639
Written by Judd Winick
Art and Doug Mahnke & Tom Nguyen
Cover by Matt Wagner

The identity of the Red Hood has been revealed – now a new story arc begins! But what other villains lurk in the Gotham night? Shocking revelations and age-old enemies make Part 1 of “Family Reunion” a can’t-miss!

On sale April 27 :: 32 pages :: $2.25 US


Click For Larger ImageDETECTIVE COMICS #805
Written by David Lapham and Jon Lewis
Art by Ramon Bachs & Nathan Massengill and Jeff Parker
Cover by Lapham

In Part 5 of the 12-part “City of Crime,” Batman’ must find Mr. Freeze’s hideout before a young girl and a priest die! But can Batman contend with an army of inhuman freaks looking for a fight? Plus, “Exit Menu” by Jon Lewis and Jeff Parker!

On sale April 6 :: 40 pages :: $2.99 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #64
Written by A.J. Lieberman
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Bit
Cover by Cliff Chiang

Poison Ivy is desperate to cure herself of her abilities before anyone else gets killed. Batman is eager to help, but Hush wants her killer powers to remain. And as the power struggle rages, more bodies are turning up!

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


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1 (of 6)
Written by Paul Jenkins
Art and Jae Lee
Cover by Sean Phillips

“…man is not truly one, but truly two.”
— R.L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Never has that been better demonstrated than in Batman’s conflicted foe Two-Face, the subject of the new 6-issue miniseries BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE by writer Paul Jenkins (Peter Parker: Spider-Man)! Expressing the dual nature of the villain, the miniseries will feature visuals by two distinct artists: Jae Lee (Inhumans) illustrates issues #1-3, while Sean Phillips (SLEEPER) draws issues #4-6!

JEKYLL & HYDE is a story of duality that examines how one man can seemingly harbor two souls, each bent on the other’s destruction. But who is more honest: the man who acknowledges his dark side or the man who suppresses it?

Don’t miss this terrifying tale of Two-Face’s past and present, as he battles with himself — and the Batman! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces of Previews

On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US :: Edited by Mike Carlin


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP
Written by Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, and others
Art by Bob Kane, Dick Giordano, Alan Davis, and others
Cover by Jim Balent & Bill Sienkiewicz

A spine-tingling new collection spotlighting the greatest moments of the Scarecrow! Featuring eight stories spanning more than 60 years, from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #3 (1941) to BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #23 (2002)!

On sale April 27 :: 176 pages :: $19.99 US


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: AS THE CROW FLIES TP
Written by Judd Winick
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Richard Friend
Cover by Matt Wagner

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: SCARECROW TALES TP! This collection features the terrifying story originally presented in BATMAN #626-630, pitting Batman against the Scarecrow and the Scarebeast! Plus, a bonus sketchbook section by Dustin Nguyen.

On sale April 27 :: 128 pages :: $12.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageBATGIRL #63
Written by Andersen Gabrych
Art by Alé Garza & Jesse Delperdang
Cover by Dustin Nguyen

Deathstroke is back! Batgirl has been a thorn in the Penguin’s side since she arrived in Blüdhaven. Now Gotham City’s dirtiest bird is bringing in the biggest gun at his disposal to remove her once and for all. His name is Deathstroke — and he never misses his target!

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


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #190
Written by J. Torres
Art by David Lopez & Fernando Blanco
Cover by Cliff Chiang

Part 1 of a new 2-part adventure! Batman is on the run from the law. And what looks like a series of petty crimes committed by Mr. Freeze quickly becomes a much more serious situation, once Batman learns Freeze has nothing to live for…

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


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: FACES TP
Written by Matt Wagner
Art and cover by Wagner

Reoffered to coincide with BATMAN: JEKYLL & HYDE #1, this tale spotlights the maniacal Two-Face! Enraged by his own isolation, Harvey Dent attempts to create a country of deformed men.But when a simple blackmail investigation leads Batman to discover his former ally's mad scheme, Two-Face's pursuit of power is quickly ended.

On sale April 20 :: 96 pages :: $9.95 US :: RELIST


Click For Larger ImageBATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE TP — NEW EDITION
Written by Sam Hamm
Art by Denys Cowan & Dick Giordano
Cover by Walter Simonson

A stunning new edition of a classic trade paperback collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #598-600 written by Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm! Bruce Wayne discovers a series of murders linked to WayneTech in this tale that leaves him in a wheelchair!

On sale April 20 :: 160 pages :: $14.99 US


Click For Larger ImageNIGHTWING #107
Written by Devin Grayson
Art and cover by Phil Hester & Ande Parks

Featuring the new NIGHTWING creative team of writer Devin Grayson and artists Phil Hester & Ande Parks (GREEN ARROW)! Dick has left Blüdhaven, and the only people he can trust are those who’d kill him if they knew his secrets. He’s in over his head, alone, and it’s only going to get more dangerous!

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


Click For Larger ImageCATWOMAN #42
Written by Matteo Casali
Art by Brad Walker & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Paul Gulacy & Palmiotti

Catwoman’s efforts to stop a serial murderer targeting prostitutes has led her to a Brazilian mobster running illegal dog fights out of the East End. But the trail ends there, and Selina now has two threats to stop — before Holly gets killed!

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


Click For Larger ImageGOTHAM CENTRAL #30
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Stefano Gaudiano
Cover by Michael Lark

Allen and Montoya have traveled to Keystone City to save Officer Andrew Kelly, who’s been transformed into a terrible monster. But their efforts may be for naught, as Kelly continues to evolve into something increasingly horrific — and unstoppable.

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


BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Written by Bill Finger, Dennis O’Neil, and others
Art by Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, and others
Cover by Alex Ross

In time for the release of the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins, a collection of some of the Dark Knight's finest adventures! This volume contains stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #33 (1939), BATMAN #5 (1941), BATMAN #62 (1950), and more!

On sale April 13 :: 192 pages :: $19.99 US


Click For Larger ImageROBIN #137
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Giuseppe Camumcoli & Sandra Hope
Cover by Pop Mhan

Like Batgirl, Robin has had a target on his back since he moved to Blüdhaven, courtesy of the Penguin. Now, Tim Drake must face down the Rising Sun Archer and the Dark Rider! But who’s lurking in the alleys, and why does he have an interest in the Boy Wonder?

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


Click For Larger ImageACTION COMICS #826
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Get ready for a spectacular 3-part story that brings together the Man of Steel and Captain Marvel! “Lightning Strikes,” which runs through the core Superman titles in April, is written by award-winner Judd Winick (BATMAN, OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW) and features art by Ian Churchill (SUPERMAN/BATMAN #19, The Coven) & Norm Rapmund! In Part 1, the wizard Shazam makes Captain Marvel aware of a great evil awakened in Metropolis and seeking Superman. On its path to the Man of Steel, it drives the citizens of Metropolis to insanity. How can Superman stop the madness? Will he need the help of Captain Marvel and the power of Shazam?

On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.50 US


Click For Larger ImageADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #639
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

Part 2 of the 3-part “Lightning Strikes” bringing together Superman and Captain Marvel by the team of Winick, Churchill & Rapmund! Superman confronts the evil force plaguing Metropolis. What will Superman do when some of those closest to him turn against him?

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


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN #216
Written by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund

The thrilling conclusion of the 3-part “Lightning Strikes!” The final confrontation among heroes! The great evil turns Superman against Captain Marvel. Can any force on Earth stop this?

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


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN/BATMAN #20
Written by Jeph Loeb
Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines

The original superstar team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness return for what's sure to be the most talked-about story of the year! This issue kicks off the stunning 6-part “With a Vengeance,” as Superman and Batman confront The Maximums! Can the World's Finest pair take on a squad of revenge-seeking Super-Heroes who are on the hunt for the murderer of one of their teammates? Things are sure to heat up fast, because the two people at the top of their suspect list are Batman and Superman! For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews.

On sale April 20 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US


Click For Larger ImageSUPERMAN VS. THE FLASH TP
Written by Dennis O’Neil, Jim Shooter and others
Art by Curt Swan, Dick Dillin, Dan Jurgens and others
Cover by Alex Ross

A thrilling collection of some of the greatest races between the Man of Steel and the Scarlet Speedster, from SUPERMAN #199, THE FLASH #175, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #198, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #199, DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-2, and more!

On sale April 13 :: 208 pages :: $19.99 US


Click For Larger ImageLEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL #2 (of 5)
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Lee Bermejo

The miniseries teaming acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello with red-hot artist Lee Bermejo continues! Lex Luthor doesn’t like problems, but it’s clear he loves to solve them. And it’s his top-secret solution to ridding Metropolis of his biggest problem — Superman — that may see Luthor triumph once and for all!

On sale April 6 :: 32 pages :: $2.99 US


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