DC’s Previews April ’14: The Forever People are back

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DC released all the advice previews for June comics so here’s what you’ll be pedaling down to the comics shop to buy:

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INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1

Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN

Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

1:25 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Four of the best students from New Genesis arrive on Earth to study and aid in the advancement of humanity – but they soon discover a darker purpose to their mission: a threat so great that it may bring the multiverse itself to its knees! The only thing that stands between them and total destruction is the mysterious entity known as the Infinity Man!

Don’t miss the start of this new series by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, the team that brought you the over-the-top adventures of O.M.A.C.!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #32

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:25 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.

Lex Luthor continues his acclimation to his life as a one of the world’s greatest heroes as they search for the mysterious power threatening to unravel our world. But are his sights really set on the Dark Knight? And are the Dark Knight’s set on him?Plus, someone else is targeting Luthor and his new allies – a man who believes himself Luthor’s superior in every way…and maybe he is! Here comes The Chief and his treacherous Doom Patrol to The New 52!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #5

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by JESUS MERINO and DAN GREEN

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Mr. Terrific unveils his latest technical achievement – but will it take over the DC Universe? Plus, Firestorm’s inner conflict explodes!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #6

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Ray Palmer, Frankenstein and Amethyst take a dangerous journey into the Phantom Zone! And Batman Beyond’s mission could be over before it begins when someone discovers his arrival five years from now!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #7

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by AARON LOPRESTI and ART THIBERT

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The two halves of Firestorm encounter big troubles: some personal, some potentially deadly! And Plastique comes face to face with the DC Universe’s horrifying future! Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse? Find out in this new weekly series that will forever alter the direction of The New 52!

THE NEW 52 – FUTURES END #8

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, JEFF LEMIRE, DAN JURGENS and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by TK TK

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Welcome to Cadmus Island, Grifter! We hope your visit is – survivable! Plus: Who is the strange being from the temple in southeast Asia – and why should John Constantine find him of great interest?

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JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #2

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by MIKE McKONE

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:25 Variant cover by BEN OLIVER

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

It’s all out battle issue as Hawkman has a showdown with Lobo as the League is teleported to Rann to face the shape-changing alien called Byth! This looks like a job for Supergirl!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #32

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and MARK IRWIN

Cover by MIKEL JANIN

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Lost in the living dimension called The Between, the Justice League Dark fights to save Zatanna’s soul! Will Nightmare Nurse’s sacrifice save them all or damn them to an eternity of nothingness?

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SECRET ORIGINS #3

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, MARC ANDREYKO and SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by MARTIN COCOLLO, TREVOR MCCARTHY and TYLER KIRKHAM

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale JUNE 25 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

Green Lantern takes center stage this month in a tale by Robert Venditti and Martin Cocollo! And don’t miss the origin of Batwoman by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy, and Red Robin’s origin, courtesy of Scott Lobdell and Tyler Kirkham!

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THE FLASH #32

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

Flash Facts for this issue:

1. The Flash confronts the serial killer stalking Central City!

2. Barry tries to repair his fractured relationship with Wally West!

3. Future Flash continues to move toward the present for a final confrontation with one of the Rogues! Who will he kill next?

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AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS #3

Written by DAN JURGENS

Art by LAN MEDINA and ALLEN MARTINEZ

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Aquaman learns the secret behind the Atlantean relics The Others use! Plus, a member abandons the team during a deadly battle against the Solokovs!

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AQUAMAN #32

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art and cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

Aquaman thought his battles against ancient Greek monsters and the powerful Swamp Thing were as macabre as life could get… but he’ll see how wrong he was when the hideous Chimera attacks!

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GREEN ARROW #32

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

With Seattle under siege and Diggle in the grip of crime lord Richard Dragon, the Queen Legacy must find a way to move on. But is that even possible given the violent aftermath of The Outsiders War? A brand-new storyline and perfect jumping-on point to Lemire and Sorrentino’s popular run, as “Green Arrow: Broken” begins here!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 #7

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

They’ve been plotting for months, and now Cadmus’ plans come to fruition! The FIVE’s true leader is revealed at last! And The Flash dies – again! It’s just another a day in the life of the future Justice League.

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TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA #12

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by VICTOR IBANEZ

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Pandora’s world continues to crumble as fellow immortal Vandal Savage makes her wish she really could die!

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TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER #20

Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“The Crack in Creation” concludes! The Spectre arrives to aid the Stranger as Non and Sin Eater threaten to reshape our reality. But can The Spectre be trusted – or will he sacrifice an entire world to get his revenge on the Phantom Stranger?

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CONSTANTINE #15

Written by RAY FAWKES

Art by ACO

Cover by JUAN FERREYRA

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

John Constantine witnesses the horrifying reach of magic when he meets the world’s wealthiest mage – a woman who’s been draining all the good luck out of her home city of Hong Kong and benefiting from the suffering of millions!

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EARTH 2 #24

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by PHILIP TAN and NORM RAPMUND

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Aquawoman leads Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, and The Flash to battle Beguiler in the middle of the ocean! And Superman makes an unprecedented move that could change the future of Earth 2!

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WORLDS’ FINEST #24

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by R.B. SILVA and JOE WEEMS

Cover by BARRY KITSON

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Get ready for action as Power Girl and Huntress begin their journey back to Earth 2! Plus, Desaad returns!

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WONDER WOMAN #32

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by GORAN SUDZUKA

Cover by CLIFF CHIANG

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The casualties are mounting as Wonder Woman’s divine family tears itself apart – and Diana prepares to make everyone feel her power as the God of War!

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #9

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

“SUPERMAN: DOOMED” continues with “ENEMY OF THE STATE”! As things get more dire on Earth for him, the Man of Steel may have to go into exile in space, but the self-proclaimed protectors of Sector 2814, the Red Lanterns, don’t want him there either! Don’t miss this deadly face-off between Kal and Kara!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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SUPERMAN #32

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art and wraparound cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:50 B&W Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

1:100 Variant cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON

Blank variant cover

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with six covers. Please see the order form for more information.

“THE MAN OF TOMORROW” chapter 1! A NEW ERA for SUPERMAN begins as Geoff Johns takes the reigns – and he’s joined by the legendary super-talent of John Romita, Jr. in his first-ever work for DC Comics as they introduce Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow, into the Man of Steel’s life. This strange visitor shares many of Kal-El’s experiences, including having been rocketed from a world with no future. Prepare yourself for a run full of new heroes, new villains and new mysteries! Plus, Perry White offers Clark a chance to return to The Daily Planet!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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ACTION COMICS #32

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by AARON KUDER

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

“SUPERMAN: DOOMED” continues with “ENEMY OF THE STATE” as Superman struggles against the Doomsday virus – but is he losing the fight? How much longer can he stay in control? And how far will he be pushed when he’s faced with a world against him and a shocking betrayal at the end of this issue?

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SUPERBOY #32

Written by AARON KUDER

Art by JORGE JIMEMEZ

Cover by KARL KERSCHL

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The return of the son of Superman to the present day means an all-new Superboy for The New 52! Jon Lane Kent takes off for a N.O.W.H.E.R.E. lab and finds Ravagers – and the Superboy clone body captured by Harvest! What comes next changes Jon’s life forever!

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SUPERGIRL #32

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY McCARTHY

Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

“Red Daughter of Krypton” rages though this issue! Supergirl’s Red Lantern powers – and allies – are about to be tested as a Worldkiller1 arrives from Kara’s past to destroy her!

Retailers: This cover was originally scheduled to appear on SUPERGIRL #31.

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BATMAN/SUPERMAN #12

Written by GREG PAK

Art and cover by JAE LEE

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:25 Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information. This story was previously scheduled to appear in BATMAN/SUPERMAN #11.

A new arc begins following the events of “FIRST CONTACT.” The worlds of Batman and Superman come to an explosive clash as something terrible happens to the World’s Finest team, and a Dark Knight who is not quite himself must team up with Lois Lane to find a missing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Selina Kyle encounters a person of amazing strength who has no idea who he is.

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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BATMAN ETERNAL #9

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

As the weekly Batman epic continues, the questions continue to mount. In this issue, find out why Batman is in Hong Kong teaming up with Mr. Unknown!

BATMAN ETERNAL #10

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Batman and Catwoman – together again! Professor Pyg is back! And we get some answers about Falcone’s past, and his motivations!

BATMAN ETERNAL #11

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY

Art by IAN BERTRAM

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The trial of Jim Gordon begins!

BATMAN ETERNAL #12

Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY

Art by MIKEL JANIN

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Jason Bard makes his big play to end the gang war once and for all. And Jim Gordon’s trial becomes a family affair!

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BATMAN #32

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:25 Variant cover by TONY MOORE

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.

The penultimate issue of ZERO YEAR is here! Batman gets one step closer to the endgame with The Riddler as the final chapter of ZERO YEAR: SAVAGE CITY draws closer to its stunning finale!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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DETECTIVE COMICS #32

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art and cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:25 Variant cover by JOE QUINONES

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $4.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.

The next great Batman murder-mystery continues to unfold in “Icarus” part three, brought to you by the acclaimed creative team of THE FLASH! Batman is caught in the clutches of the crime boss known as “The Squid” as he digs deeper into a whodunit for the ages!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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BATMAN AND RA’S AL GHUL #32

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

“The Hunt for Robin” concludes! Batman has caught up to Ra’s al Ghul, and the battle for the bodies of Talia and Damian begins!

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BATWOMAN #32

Written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by JEREMY HAUN

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.

At last, Nocturna makes her presence in The New 52 known! And Batwoman must face her past when her former girlfriend from West Point comes to town!

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BATGIRL #32

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by ALEX GARNER

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. This story was previously scheduled to appear in BATGIRL #31.

Clandestine meetings, tapped phones, video surveillance – Barbara Gordon is being watched! Who has it in for her, and how can Batgirl investigate without compromising her secret identity?

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HARLEY QUINN #7

Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by CHAD HARDIN

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

1:25 Variant by AMANDA CONNER

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for details.

Welcome to Ladies’ Night, where Harley gets her butt kicked by Big Bertha Bensonhurts at the roller derby, starts a massive bar fight and teams up with Poison Ivy to find out who hired all those pesky assassins!

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HARLEY QUINN #0 DIRECTOR’S CUT

Written by AMANDA CONNER,

JIMMY PALMIOTTI and others

Art by AMANDA CONNER, JIM LEE, TONY S. DANIEL, WALTER SIMONSON, CHARLIE ADLARD, BRUCE TIMM, ADAM HUGHES, ART BALTAZAR, DARWYN COOKE, CHAD HARDIN, JEREMY ROBERTS and others

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

On sale JUNE 4 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T

The sold-out, four-wall breaking issue that jump-started Harley’s bestselling new series is back! This special issue features a new cover by Amanda Conner, commentary by the writers and many of the superstar artists, plus unpublished material, top entries from the talent search, sketch material and more!

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BIRDS OF PREY #32

Written by CHRISTY MARX

Art by ROBSON ROCHA and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by JORGE MOLINA

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

It’s time to settle some scores! Amanda Waller may have kept Kurt Lance alive, but she also kept him hidden from Black Canary. Now it’s on: Birds of Prey vs. the Suicide Squad!

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CATWOMAN #32

Written by ANN NOCENTI

Art by PATRICK OLLIFFE and TOM NGUYEN

Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

The Race of Outlaws takes a major turn as we find out Catwoman has entered the race as a double agent! But who is she working for? And how will it affect her efforts for her favorite team – herself!

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Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA

Cover by AMANDA CONNER

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

The final showdown between Batwing and Menace is here!

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RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #32

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by RAFA SANDOVAL

Cover by ED BENES

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will arrive in stores with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

After stopping a nuclear explosion, Red Hood and the Outlaws find themselves in the crosshairs of S.H.A.D.E.!

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SINESTRO #3

Written by CULLEN BUNN

Art and cover by DALE EAGLESHAM

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Sinestro’s daughter, Soranik Natu, is back at her father’s side, whether she likes it or not! But does she actually believe in the destiny that Sinestro sees for her? And what will Sinestro’s newest Yellow Lanterns think of serving alongside a despised Green Lantern?

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GREEN LANTERN #32

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art and cover by BILLY TAN and ROB HUNTER

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Combo pack edition: $3.99 US

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

“UPRISING!” part 3! In the midst of a bloody interstellar revolution against the Green Lantern Corps, the Durlans make a move to claim the ultimate position of power for themselves! But the battered Corps’ only hope is intel possessed by a sworn enemy, Nol-Anj!

This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS #32

Written by VAN JENSEN

Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG

DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.

“UPRISING!” part 4! The casualties of the uprising against the Green Lantern Corps reach monumental proportions as the Durlans reveal their sinister endgame! John Stewart leads his ragtag team of Lanterns against an army of shape-shifters that can assume any form. Meanwhile, one Lantern must decide if he will make the ultimate sacrifice to give the Corps any hope in this war.

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GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #32

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN

Art and cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

There’s a new terror in the universe as the body-snatching Psions are introduced to The New 52! In space you can – and will – hear a New Guardian scream!

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LARFLEEZE #12

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by SCOTT KOLINS

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • FINAL ISSUE

With “help” from the Wanderer and G’nort, Larfleeze sets out to destroy the Council of Ten!

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RED LANTERNS #32

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art by J. CALAFIORE

Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Guy Gardner has a difficult decision to make: deciding if the newest Red Lantern, Supergirl, is fit for battle…especially when that battle is against Atrocitus himself! The war between the two factions of Red Lanterns is on, and there will be blood!

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ALL-STAR WESTERN #32

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by STAZ JOHNSON

Cover by DAN PANOSIAN

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+

Now returned to the 1800s, Hex sets out to settle some scores the only way he knows how: violently! And he’s going to start with an impostor who stole his identity!

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SWAMP THING #32

Written by CHARLES SOULE

Art and cover by JESUS SAIZ

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

Swamp Thing versus Aquaman! See the other side of the battle that exploded between these two forces of nature last month in AQUAMAN #31! Is Swamp Thing guilty of the crimes Aquaman is accusing him of?

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BATMAN ‘66 MEETS GREEN HORNET #1

Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN

Art by TY TEMPLETON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E • Digital first

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details.

In 1967, television history was made when two masked crime fighters met in a historic crossover. Now, superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman join forces with artist Ty Templeton (BATMAN ’66) to bring these two iconic characters and their famous partners together again. Set in the continuity of that earlier team-up, Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato must go up against a very different General (formerly Colonel) Gumm. What crime could be so deadly as to force these rivals to put aside their differences and join forces again? And what surprise does Gumm have up his sticky sleeve?

Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.

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“Ferociously intelligent and extremely ambitious…a real treat.”—Publishers Weekly

“A space opera where high concept arias replace narration and dialogue.” —Ain’t It Cool News

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HARLAN ELLISON’S® 7 AGAINST CHAOS TP

Written by HARLAN ELLISON

Art and cover by PAUL CHADWICK with coloring by KEN STEACY

On sale JULY 2 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Harlan Ellison, science fiction’s brightest luminary, has joined forces with multi-award-winning artist Paul Chadwick, creator of Concrete, and colorist Ken Steacy, to bring you 7 AGAINST CHAOS, a graphic novel that is singular, powerful and unpredictable. This extraordinary odyssey of mystery and adventure will take you to the rim of reality and beyond. In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself is unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth’s survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?

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ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #14

Written by MAX LANDIS and FABIAN NICIEZA

Art by JOCK, PHIL HESTER and ERIC GAPSTUR

Cover by JOCK

On sale JUNE 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

The Joker’s in town…and he wants to meet Superman! Find out what happens next in this one-of-a-kind story from Chronicle writer Max Landis and legendary artist Jock (GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE)! Plus, don’t miss Clark Kent’s babysitting adventures as he looks after none other than Sugar and Spike!

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BATMAN ‘66 #12

Written by JEFF PARKER, ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art by DARIO BRIZUELA and TED NAIFEH

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale JUNE 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, holds all the cards! While Batman and Robin try to track her down for her latest crime, Marsha and her cohorts tunnel their way into the Batcave. She’s been after the Bat Diamond for some time. Will she finally get it? Then find out what the Dynamic Duo must resort to when The Minstrel makes it impossible for them to get to the Batcave and their costumes.

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INJUSTICE YEAR TWO #6

Written by TOM TAYLOR

Art by BRUNO REDONDO

Cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

Superman, Shazam and Sinestro square off in space against the Green Lantern Corps for one final showdown. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Superman’s super-powered security force has begun its clampdown on Gotham City and Commissioner Gordon is not happy. Riots break out with deadly results. Even with enhanced powers from the stolen super pills, are the Birds of Prey ready to make their stand?

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SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED: A CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #6

Written by JOSH ELDER

Art and cover by ADAM ARCHER

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Maxwell and Superman make several unlikely allies in the fight against General Zod while the rest of the heroes are trapped in the Phantom Zone! Plus: The Anti-Monitor arrives!

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SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: LANTERN #3

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by MARCIO TAKARA

Cover by CAT STAGGS

On sale JUNE 11 • 40 pg, FC, 3 of 4, $3.99 US • RATED T

A rain of yellow “stars” falls on Gotham City even as Superman and the Green Lantern John Stewart face a threat from Oa’s past that has reappeared on the moon. Batman, Nightwing, Green Arrow and the Wonder Woman from the DEO are doing their best, but they need help. When Clark returns to Earth, will John’s luck run out?

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THE VAMPIRE DIARIES #6

Written by COLLEEN DORAN

Art and cover by COLLEEN DORAN

On sale JUNE 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • DIGITAL FIRST

When a house fire takes the life of a Mystic Falls cheerleader, Elena and her friends are skeptical – after all, Annie’s dad died years before in a fire, too. But when the town police begin to investigate, Stefan Salvatore is drawn into the intrigue as part of a love triangle…and the prime suspect in this grisly murder!

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LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #3

Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS, KENNETH ELLIOTT JONES, SHANE DAVIS, BRANDON MONTCLARE, MIKE W. BARR and JIM KRUEGER

Art by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER, SHANE DAVIS, SANDRA HOPE, TOM LYLE and TOM RANEY

Cover by JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER

On sale JUNE 11 • 96 pg, FC, $9.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

In “The Beautiful Ugly,” when Batman arrives on the scene to discover the final verdict in the case Two-Face argued against local gangs, will anyone go home happy? Then, when Clayface gives Batman the slip in “Break the Mold,” the Dark Knight Detective is hot on his trail. And Batman and Robin face an old foe at the Gotham Science Museum and ponder “Elements of Crime.” Plus, in “The Echo of Pearls,” young Bruce Wayne discovers a cave that sets echoes reverberating throughout his life.

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BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #11

Written by KYLE HIGGINS and CHRISTOS GAGE

Art by THONY SILAS

and DEXTER SOY

Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY

On sale JUNE 25 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST

“Justice Lords Beyond” continues as the shocking truth behind Wonder Woman’s return is finally revealed! Plus: Lord Superman vs. Batman—oh yeah, it’s on now!!!

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HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #14

Written by DAN ABNETT

Art by POP MHAN

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

A new chapter is dawning in Eternia as “THE BLOOD OF GREYSKULL” begins! As an ancient evil from Eternia’s past returns, Princess Adora must continue on her road to redemption. But when she is confronted with tragic news by her brother He-Man, brother and sister must unite to fight against The Horde and find the secrets of the Greyskull legacy.

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BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC

Written by BILL FINGER, EDMOND HAMILTON, JOHN BROOME, DENNIS O’NEIL, ARCHIE GOODWIN, STEVE ENGLEHART, MIKE W. BARR, DOUG MOENCH, GREG RUCKA, CHUCK DIXON, PAUL DINI, SCOTT SNYDER and others

Art by BOB KANE, DICK SPRANG, CARMINE INFANTINO, NEAL ADAMS, ALEX TOTH, MARSHALL ROGERS, FRANK MILLER, MICHAEL GOLDEN, ALAN DAVIS, JIM APARO, J.H. WILLIAMS III, GREG CAPULLO and others

Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

Retrosolicit • On sale JULY 16 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US

This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1!

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THE JOKER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC

Written by BILL FINGER, DENNIS O’NEIL, STEVE ENGLEHART, JOHN BYRNE, J.M. DeMATTEIS, CHUCK DIXON, GREG RUCKA, PAUL DINI, TONY S. DANIELS, SCOTT SNYDER and others

Art by BOB KANE, JERRY ROBINSON, JACK BURNLEY, DICK SPRANG, NEAL ADAMS, MARSHALL ROGERS, JOHN BYRNE, JIM APARO, JOE STATON, BRIAN STELFREEZE, TONY S. DANIEL, GREG CAPULLO and others

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

Retrosolicit • On sale JULY 16 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US

It’s the best of the Clown Prince of Crime in this new title featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.

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BATMAN UNWRAPPED: THE COURT OF OWLS HC

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale AUGUST 6 • 256 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $39.99 US

The critically acclaimed first volume of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman saga is collected in a special edition presenting the art in pencils-only form! Collects issues #1-11 of BATMAN, introducing Gotham City’s deadly Court of Owls.

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BATMAN – THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 3: MAD TP

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and SZYMON KUDRANSKI

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale JULY 30 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In this new collection of issues #16-21 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAL #1, Batman’s detective skills are put to the test as the Mad Hatter begins kidnapping Gotham City citizens for an unknown purpose.

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NIGHTWING VOL. 4: SECOND CITY TP

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND and WILL CONRAD

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale JULY 9 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

After The Joker’s attack on the Bat-family, Nightwing finds himself in a new city with an unlikely ally, The Prankster. Together they are hunted by the mysterious Mask Killer while Dick tries to find the man who killed his parents, Tony Zullo. Collects NIGHTWING #19-24.

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BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 4: THE CRUELEST CUT TP

Written by CHRISTY MARX and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR, VICENTE CIFUENTES, JONATHAN GLAPION and MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

On sale JULY 16 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The traitor in the Birds of Prey shows her face in these stories from issues #18-24 and 26 and TALON #9. And both Basilisk and the Court of Owls come back from team members’ pasts to haunt the Birds!

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BATWING VOL. 4: WELCOME TO THE FAMILY TP

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA and JULIUS GOPEZ

Cover by KEN LASHLEY • On sale JULY 30 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Once a member of Batman, Incorporated, Batwing has quit. A new, different hero has emerged in his place…but will his actions do more harm than good? And what is his connection to Bruce Wayne and Gotham City? Collecting BATWING #19-26!

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TALON VOL. 2: FALL OF THE OWLS TP

Written by JAMES TYNION IV and CHRISTY MARX

Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, SZYMON KUDRANSKI, EMANUEL SIMEONI, ROMANO MOLENAAR

Cover by KEN HUNT

On sale JULY 9 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US

In this volume collecting TALON #8-17 and BIRDS OF PREY #21, Calvin Rose must sneak into Bane’s personal island fortress of Santa Prisca to capture scientist Sebastian Clark and uncover the truth about Bane’s ongoing experiments on the island.

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TEEN TITANS VOL. 4: LIGHT AND DARK TP

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by EDDY BARROWS, PATRICK

ZIRCHER, ROBSON ROCHA and others

Cover by EDDY BARROWS and

EBER FERREIRA • On sale JULY 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The demon Trigon triumphs over the Teen Titans in these tales from issues #18-23! As he begins to turn Manhattan into a staging ground for a demonic takeover of the planet, the Titans must mend their own alliance if they’re going to stand a chance against this demonic villain!

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 4: REBUILD TP

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, VAN JENSEN, CHARLES SOULE and JUSTIN JORDAN

Art by BERNARD CHANG, BILLY TAN, VICTOR DRUJINIU, IVAN FERNANDEZ, ALLAN JEFFERSON, ALESSANDRO VITTI, BRAD WALKER and others

Cover by J.G. JONES

On sale JULY 2 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The Guardians are dead, leaving the Corps to fend for itself. Now, it’s up to John Stewart to train a group of rookies with deadly foes hot on their tails and rings that aren’t functioning properly. And there’s an ancient evil lurking at the edge of the universe that threatens to extinguish their lives forever! This new title collects GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21-27 and ANNUAL #2.

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GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 3: LOVE AND DEATH TP

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by AARON KUDER, ANDREI BRESSAN, ANDRES GUINALDO and others

Cover by AARON KUDER

On sale JULY 2 • 288 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In this new title collecting issues #0 and 13-20 of the hit series, Kyle Rayner and his fellow Lanterns must join forces to beat back “The Third Army” and survive “The Wrath of the First Lantern!” Green Lantern Kyle Rayner must master the emotional spectrum to stand a chance against The Third Army. But even then, a more dangerous threat lurks in the shadows: The First Lantern!

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THE FLASH VOL. 4: REVERSE HC

Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO

Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, TOM NGUYEN and SCOTT HEPBURN

Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

On sale AUGUST 13 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In this new hardcover, a mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake, and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time, which leads to a confrontation with the Reverse Flash! Don’t miss these stories from THE FLASH #20-25, and #23.3: REVERSE FLASH!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1: WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS TP

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and MATT KINDT

Art by DAVID FINCH, SCOTT CLARK, BRETT BOOTH and others

Cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale JULY 9 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest Super Heroes—they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains!

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SUPERMAN VOL. 4: PSI-WAR HC

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FRANK HANNAH

Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, AARON KUDER, TYLER KIRKHAM, ROBSON ROCHA, EDDY BARROWS, DANIEL HDR, GERALDO BORGES, JESUS MERINO, DAN JURGENS, TOM DERENICK and others

Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale AUGUST 6 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In this new hardcover collecting SUPERMAN #18-24 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2, the Queen of H.I.V.E. has placed Hector Hammond’s thoughts deep in Superman’s mind in an effort to control the Man of Steel. But the merging of Hammond and the Superman’s minds brings about vivid hallucinations that cause Superman to experience different realities – and view longtime allies as deadly threats! Guest starring Orion and Wonder Woman!

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SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 3: AT THE END OF DAYS TP

Written by GRANT MORRISON and SHOLLY FISCH

Art by RAGS MORALES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, BRAD WALKER, CHRIS SPROUSE and others

Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On sale JULY 23 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In these stories from ACTION COMICS #13-18, the Multitude returns, and Superman must face them on Mars! Then, the Man of Steel is on trial – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE VOL. 1: BREACH TP

Written by GEOFF JOHNS, ANDREW KREISBERG and STERLING GATES

Art by PETE WOODS and others

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and ROB HUNTER

On sale JULY 23 • 232 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The most unlikely member of the Justice League of America ever stars in his own title collecting issues #1-10 of his series! Vibe discovers he’s one of the most powerful individuals on Earth – but how did he get his abilities? And why does the JLA want him on the team?

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GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by KEVIN SMITH

Art by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS

Cover by MATT WAGNER

On sale AUGUST 13 • 360 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US

Kevin Smith’s acclaimed run on GREEN ARROW is collected in a Deluxe Edition hardcover. In these tales from issues #1-15, Green Arrow is back from the dead, leading the Dark Knight to investigate his mysterious return, while a silent killer targets costumed vigilantes…

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CINDER AND ASHE TP

Written by GERRY CONWAY

Art and cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ

On sale JULY 2 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Cinder and Ashe are a team of private investigators – one, a veteran of the Vietnam war; the other, the daughter of another U.S. soldier and a native Vietnamese woman. They’ve been hired to find a kidnapped girl – but as they travel across the U.S. on her trail, their own traumatic pasts come back to haunt them. Collecting the four-issue miniseries for the first time!

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BRIGHTEST DAY OMNIBUS HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI

Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK, JOE PRADO and others

Cover by DAVID FINCH and SCOTT WILLIAMS

On sale AUGUST 20 • 696 pg, FC, 7.25” x 10.875”, $75.00 US

In this follow-up to BLACKEST NIGHT, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light expelled deep within the center of the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all in this massive hardcover collecting issues #0-24 of the hit series!

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SUPERGIRL VOL. 4: OUT OF THE PAST TP

Written by MICHAEL ALAN NELSON, SCOTT LOBDELL, JUSTIN JORDAN

and TONY BEDARD • Art by DIOGENES NEVES, YILDIRAY CINAR and others

Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

On sale JULY 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Supergirl’s world has been shattered! Kara searches the stars for a new home, only to encounter one of Superman’s deadliest enemies in his

New 52 debut: Cyborg Superman! Collects SUPERGIRL #21-26, ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN #25!

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SUPERBOY VOL. 4: BLOOD AND STEEL TP

Written by JUSTIN JORDAN, FRANK HANNAH and MARV WOLFMAN

Art by R.B. SILVA, ROBSON ROCHA, MARCUS TO, ED BENES, ANDRES GUINALDO and others

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale JULY 2 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

The Teen of Steel decides it’s time to become more proactive in his battle against evil, and the H.I.V.E. agency is the perfect place to start! But as Superboy and the Teen Titans get closer to these lethal enemies, they’ll find secrets and revelations darker than they ever could have imagined. Collects SUPERBOY #20-27.

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BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 4 HC

Written by KAREN TRAVISS

Art by CHRISIAN DUCE, FEDERICO

DALLOCCHIO, TONY SHASTEEN, BEN LOBEL and others

Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN

On sale AUGUST 20 • 168 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The prequel to the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City concludes with these tales from issues #16-20. The mysterious new villain known as the Bookbinder has corrupted Gotham City’s food supply, leaving the Dark Knight in a race against time to uncover the identity of this threat to his city!

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BATMAN – BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE TP NEW EDITION

Written by ED BRUBAKER, GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA and others

Art by SEAN PHILLIPS, SCOTT McDANIEL, and others

Cover by SCOTT McDANIEL

On sale JULY 9 • 432 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Indicted for killing Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to prison…only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt. This new, single-volume edition includes BATMAN #603-607, DETECTIVE COMICS #768-775, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #29-32 and BATGIRL #29 and 33.

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AME-COMI GIRLS VOL. 2: RISE OF THE BRAINIAC TP

Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI

Art by EDUARDO FRANCISCO, SANTI CASAS, DEREC DONOVAN and HORACIO DOMINGUES

Cover by EDUARDO FRANCISCO

On sale JULY 30 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In these tales from issues #1-5 of the digital-first series, the heroines must unite to stop an invasion by the female Brainiac, who is aided by Duela Dent, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Harley Quinn!

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ABSOLUTE BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT HC

Written by JEPH LOEB

Art and cover by TIM SALE

Advance solicit • On sale OCTOBER 29 • 336 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US

In this new Absolute edition by the team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale, Batman faces off against his most demented and wicked foes. Taking place on the most evil of holidays, Halloween, the Dark Knight confronts his deepest fears as he tries to stop the madness and horror created by Scarecrow, the Mad Hatter, the Penguin, Poison Ivy and The Joker. This slipcased hardcover collects BATMAN: MADNESS #1, BATMAN: GHOSTS #1, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 and CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #1-6!

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TINY TITANS: RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #1

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED E

The Eisner Award-winning series is back for an all-new six-issue miniseries! Superboy and Supergirl return to the treehouse to discover…IT’S MISSING! Or is it just…really small? Who could have done such a thing?! Find out as all your favorite Tiny Titans search for answers!

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SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #46

Written by SCOTT GROSS

Art by FABIO LAGUNA

Cover by SCOTT GROSS

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

When Shaggy and Scooby dig up a mysterious artifact on the beach, they take it to the local college, where the head of the Marine Archaeology Department claims to have recovered hundreds of similar artifacts – evidence that the lost civilization of Atlantis was real! So when some creatures calling themselves Atlanteans show up to cause trouble, the whole gang has to figure out what’s up.

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BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM VOL. 2 TP

Written by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale JULY 30 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

The acclaimed all-ages series returns with this title collecting issues #7-12! In the second half of our calendar of small events, the Bat-Family takes on new challenges, like sea monsters, vacations, comic conventions and pirates. But things get really interesting when they get together at a few family reunions!

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LOONEY TUNES #219

Written by IVAN COHEN

Art by ROBERT POPE and SCOTT McRAE

Cover by SCOTT NEELY

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

Wile E. Coyote is sure that attending a self-improvement lecture will lead him to glorious victory over the Road Runner. The panels are inspirational, and he knows just the Acme Products to put their ideas into practice! But the featured speaker has other ideas.

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TEEN TITANS GO! #4

Written by SHOLLY FISCH and AMY WOLFRAM

Art by CHRIS GUGLIOTTI and JORGE CORONA

Cover by DAN HIPP

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E

As the Teen Titans engage in an epic game of “Go Fish,” the Hive-Five comes knocking at their door! Then, tired of finishing second, an ultra-competitive Robin comes up with a plan to show the rest of the Titans that he’s actually the best!

MAD MAGAZINE #528

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale JUNE 18 • 56 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Summer’s here – but don’t sweat it, because so is the new issue of MAD!

VERTIGO

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE #4

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The fangs are longer, the claws are sharper and the mythos grows as Scott Snyder brings Pearl and Skinner head to head with their most vicious opponent yet. Is it possible to finally destroy a breed of vamps who can walk in the sun?

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ASTRO CITY #13

Written by KURT BUSIEK

Art by BRENT ANDERSON

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

24 hours. 24 pages. A robot. A bank robber named Gundog. The Hanged Man. Jack-In-The-Box. The eternal, mysterious Dancing Master. And a whole lot of romance. One of ASTRO CITY’s most unusual stories, of city-wide turmoil and changing lives, all in a single day.

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THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC

Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER

THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art by JILL THOMPSON, VINCE LOCKE, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others

Cover by DAVE McKEAN

Advance resolicit • On sale OCTOBER 22 • 520 pg, B&W, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS

In THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3, Leslie Klinger provides historical insights into THE SANDMAN #40-55, plus THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 and “How They Met Themselves” from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3.

Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.

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ANIMAL MAN VOL. 6: FLESH AND BLOOD TP

Written by JAMIE DELANO

Art by STEVE PUGH, SCOT EATON, RUSS BRAUN and GRAHAM HIGGINS

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale JULY 9 • 368 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these stories from ANIMAL MAN #51-63, after being killed in a car crash, Animal Man struggles to return to life by climbing the evolutionary ladder one step at a time. But can he reincarnate himself as a creature with any power in time to help his kidnapped son?

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FABLES #141

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM and ANDREW PEPOY

Backup story art by P. CRAIG RUSSELL

Cover by NIMIT MALAVIA

Resolicit • On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Retailers: This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

“HAPPILY EVER AFTER!” part 1. Good knight vs. bad knight. King Arthur vs. Morgan le Fay. Rose Red vs. Snow White. The two sisters are caught up in the roles Camelot has set for them, and now they’re ready for battle. Plus, don’t miss the backup story illustrated by P. Craig Russell!

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COFFIN HILL #8

Written by CAITLIN KITTREDGE

Art by INAKI MIRANDA

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Arrested for the murder of a fellow Boston cop, Eve takes a journey into her past and delves into the terrible truth about the night she caught up with the notorious Ice Fisher. Meanwhile, in Coffin Hill, Nate struggles to protect the town’s remaining witches from an outside menace, while in Boston, Eve confronts an evil that never left, and realizes that even though she caught the Ice Fisher, the case is far from closed… The second story arc of COFFIN HILL begins here!

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DJANGO UNCHAINED TP

Based on the screenplay by QUENTIN TARANTINO

Adaptation by REGINALD HUDLIN

Art by R.M. GUERA, JASON LaTOUR, DENYS COWAN and DANIJEL ZEZELJ

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On sale JULY 16 • 256 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS

The 7-issue comics adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie by Quentin Tarantino is now in trade paperback! Don’t miss this blood-soaked tale of a bounty-hunting dentist and his partner Django, a recently freed slave, as they search the post-Civil War South for Django’s wife!

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SWAMP THING BY BRIAN K. VAUGHAN VOL. 2 TP

Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Art by ROGER PETERSEN, GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and others

Cover by PHIL HALE

On sale JULY 23 • 264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these stories from SWAMP THING #11-20, Tefé helps a friend escape her father, a ruthless congressman, then runs headlong into radical environmentalists whose own plans are every bit as dangerous as the politician’s. Plus: The real Swamp Thing returns at last!

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FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #11

Written by SIMON OLIVER

Art by ROBBI RODRIGUEZ

Cover by NATHAN FOX

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

One man’s reality is another man’s machine gun shootout! Adam and Rosa are up against more than they bargained for, but physics could be on their good side for once! The dicey adventures of everyone’s favorite FBP agents continue here!

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HINTERKIND #8

Written by Ian Edginton

Art by Francesco Trifogli

Cover by Greg Tocchini

On sale JUNE 4 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

After being rescued from death’s door by the Ogrekin, Prosper and Jon Hobb find themselves drawn into a murder investigation as the hand of the Vampire Nation moves across the land. Meanwhile, Asa can’t believe his eyes as a familiar face is seemingly back from the dead.

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THE INVISIBLES DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by JILL THOMPSON, PHIL JIMENEZ, PHILIP BOND, GLYN DILLON, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS and others

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale AUGUST 13 • 352 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

This deluxe hardcover focuses on Lord Fanny’s past as a prostitute in Brazil, while King Mob leads the team in a search for the missing Jack Frost. And King Mob’s past as a mod super-agent is revealed when he’s captured and tortured by his enemies. Collects THE INVISIBLES #13-25 and a story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #1.

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THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #5

Written by ROB WILLIAMS

Art and cover by SIMON COLEBY

On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 6, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

As the Allied forces prepare to invade France, Hitler’s V2 rockets decimate London, and King Albert is faced with the knowledge that, despite his best efforts, he could not protect his children from the war. The effects of the Stalingrad mission leave Rose’s sanity in tatters, while Henry must battle his morally bankrupt brother, Arthur, to try and convince him to join the Normandy armada. But Arthur left Henry to die once before, and the Nazi’s spy in London is about to be revealed…

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THE UNWRITTEN: APOCALYPSE #6

Written by MIKE CAREY

Art by PETER GROSS

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

“The Fisher King,” part 1 of 3. As Pullman’s cold war against stories turns hot, it’s in stories that Tom must find the weapons and allies he’ll need to beat him. And the best weapon of all is one a thousand knights have quested for…

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THE UNWRITTEN VOL. 9: THE UNWRITTEN FABLES TP

Written by MIKE CAREY and BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by PETER GROSS, MARK BUCKINGHAM and others

Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU

On sale JULY 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

The worlds of FABLES and THE UNWRITTEN collide in the epic comic event from THE UNWRITTEN #50-54 as a terrible foe has seized the fairytale homelands and our world. In desperation, the witches of Fabletown must summon the greatest mage the worlds have ever seen.

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THE WAKE #10

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by SEAN MURPHY

Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON

On sale JUNE 25 • 32 pg, FC, 10 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

The series Buzzfeed called “the best horror comic of the year” and Comics Alliance rated “most unpredictable” and “uncanny and uncategorizable” comes to a shocking conclusion. Will Leeward uncover a history buried thousands of leagues beneath the sea – or will the waves come crashing down on what little land is left?

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Brad Meltzer offers speculation on Flight 370′s dissapeparance on CNN

Brad Meltzer offers speculation on Flight 370′s dissapeparance on CNNhttp://ift.tt/1mepwOx



Well, we are getting down to a) the bare bones of emerging facts and b) the huge, blossoming never ending until they find the black box* range of speculation over what the hell actually happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. And here is Brad Meltzer, occasional comics writer and host of History Channel’s Decoded to speculate on bizarre non Tintin related theories about the disappearance of a jumbo jet off the radar’s of the world.

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I am definitely holding out for inspiration from Tintin on this.

* If the flight did go on for seven hours after losing contact with Malaysian air traffic control, AND even if the black box is actually found, we might still never know what happened: the black box only records the last two hours of flight information.

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2014 San Diego Comic-Con badges sold out in about 90 minutes

2014 San Diego Comic-Con badges sold out in about 90 minuteshttp://ift.tt/1nyJ2Ho

I was away from the computer for Badge-o-ween but Kevin Melrose proves he’s at good at live-blogging as he is everything else with a blow by blow chronology of the drama of people around the world sitting in front of their computers waiting to enter credit card information. You could only buy single day passes this year, but could get all four with a few clicks, so otherwise things were much the same, time and sell-out wise.

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The Unofficial SDCC Blog has its own detailed run down and some advice on what to do next:

Lucky for them, there’s still hope. Every year CCI has put for sale badges which have been returned or cancelled, generally in May or June. Quantities are limited, and CCI has stated that it’s not even a guarantee it will happen, but history says it should. The SDCC 2014 badge refund deadline is May 23, so expect a sale date shortly afterwards based on the remaining inventory of badges. We recommend everyone getting just one day if at all, so that they can qualify for 2015 preregistration if they so desire to return – sage advice for those who walked away without a badge in today’s open registration.



Hotel rooms go on sale on April 8th, or so we’re told.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitty Kelly

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitty Kellyhttp://ift.tt/1mdIdlD

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Above art by Jill Bauman, a World Fantasy Award nominated artist who specializes in horror and fantasy. Bauman has a whole set of cat holiday paintings in the link. Confession: back in the day I had a bunch of these prints hanging up in my office at Vertigo. Bauman is an accomplished artist but I find these cats a bit more disturbing than endearing! I’m not sure if that was the intent or not, but one thing is certain: YOU CAN’T LOOK AWAY.

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/17/14: Top o’ the Kibble to ye!

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/17/14: Top o’ the Kibble to ye!http://ift.tt/1eLC48t

Let’s start out this late St. Patricks Day roundup with Shaenon Garrity on two webcomics that adapt Irish Mythology:

I’ve said this many times before and I’ll say it many times again, but one of the joys of webcomics is their ability to cover every possible subject and fill every conceivable niche. Say, for example, you’re into early Irish literature and you want to read it in comics form. Webcomics are happy to help you out. At this very moment, in fact, there are at least two ongoing webcomics based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, the central epic of the Ulster cycle: Patrick Brown’s The Cattle Raid of Cooley and M.K. Reed’s About a Bull. Thank you, webcomics! You’ve justified the existence of the Internet yet again!

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You won’t read a better piece of comics criticism this month than this and then be sure to check out Patrick Brown’s The Cattle Raid of Cooley (above) and M.K. Reed’s About a Bull (below, with art by Farel Dalrymple) and enjoy some REAL Irish culture this day.

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§ We’re very lucky that Qiana Whitted is writing more about comics; here’s an examination of meta-fiction in the work of M.F. Grimm and Howard Cruse.

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§ And Samantha Meier continues her look at some long neglected history of women in the underground comics movement with a piece on the sexual anthology Tits & Clits

From its inception, Tits & Clits was a fundamentally different anthology than Wimmen’s Comix. Not only was it more single-minded thematically, it completely lacked the collective structure and underlying democratic ideology of Wimmen’s Comix. Whereas Wimmen’s Comix at its inception was a collaborative effort aiming to unite all of the women currently in the underground comix world (and to bring in even more women), Tits & Clits began as a partnership between Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli, who created all of the material for Tits & Clits #1 and #2, Pandora’s Box, and Abortion Eve by themselves. (Farmer and Chevli produced seven issues of Tits & Clits between 1972 and 1987.)

§ The Tiny Report rejoices over John Pham as should we all:

Why isn’t John Pham super famous? I think he’s respected by most of us who are familiar with his work, but not enough indie comics fans are. This probably has something to do with the fact that a large portion of his work has been self-published or appeared in anthologies, so it tends to reach a limited market for a limited time. Maybe he’s a famous graphic designer, but I wouldn’t know it. That’s not my scene.

§ Dan Slott is truly a good sport.

§ An interview with Indie Age great Mike Baron reminds us some of that era wasn’t that great:

Q: I’ll be asking about your prose career, but first I wanted to ask you about comics. When I was thinking of people I wanted to interview, you were in my top five because of what you’re doing and what you’ve been doing for over 30 years: creator-owned comics. Before Image Comics and “creator-owned comics” were cool, you were doing them steadily and heavily with Nexus and later Badger. What was it like being a trailblazer?

A: Well, it was extremely exciting, but I do have to point out that when we originally signed the deals for Nexus and Badger we signed away the rights to those characters. It’s only thanks to Dark Horse Comics’ Mike Richardson that Steve Rude and I got the rights back to Nexus, but First still holds an interest in Badger. But since the creation of those two I’ve done numerous creator-owned series like The World of Ginger Fox, Spyke and Feud.

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DC’s Previews April ’14: The Forever People are back

DC released all the advice previews for June comics so here’s what you’ll be pedaling down to the comics shop to buy:

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INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1
Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
1:25 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Four of the best students from New Genesis arrive on Earth to study and aid in the advancement of humanity – but they soon discover a darker purpose to their mission: a threat so great that it may bring the multiverse itself to its knees! The only thing that stands between them and total destruction is the mysterious entity known as the Infinity Man!
Don’t miss the start of this new series by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, the team that brought you the over-the-top adventures of O.M.A.C.!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #32
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
1:25 Variant cover by HOWARD PORTER
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for details.
Lex Luthor continues his acclimation to his life as a one of the world’s greatest heroes as they search for the mysterious power threatening to unravel our world. But are his sights really set on the Dark Knight? And are the Dark Knight’s set on him?Plus, someone else is targeting Luthor and his new allies – a man who believes himself Luthor’s superior in every way…and maybe he is! Here comes The Chief and his treacherous Doom Patrol to The New 52!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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Lela Gwenn on Born Dark: “Everyone is the Hero of Their Own Story” [Interview]

Lela Gwenn on Born Dark: “Everyone is the Hero of Their Own Story” [Interview]http://ift.tt/OoXjGW

Goblins don’t get the respect they deserve, do they? They’re twisted creatures of malicious intent, born of dark magic and with creepy pointed ears – but nobody ever gives them their due as servants of evil.

Not so writer Lela Gwenn, however! Lela has taken to Kickstarter to help fund a prologue issue for a planned six-issue miniseries called ‘Born Dark’, which looks to make you terrified of goblins once more. Pencilled by Richard Clark and lettered by Frank Cvetkovic, the Kickstarter campaign is edging ever closer to reaching the target.

So in order to find out a bit more about her story, I spoke to Lela about the project. Read on to find out about goblins, magic, alternate worlds and much more.

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Steve: What is the idea of Born Dark? What’s the story about?

Lela: Issue 0 is set before all the characters get put in each other’s path. It focuses mostly on Bulvis– a goblin who made and lost his fortune betting on his ability to manipulate an 11 year old Malcolm. That was twenty years ago and the loss has grown exponentially over the years. But now he has a new target, a young boy named Jake.

Jake is lost. Shelved in a foster home that sees him as a cash crop. But he’s made friends with a funny little guy in the mirror. Maybe the mirror guy can help him find his sister?

Steve: Why goblins as the villains? What made you want to use them? In the past, there’s been a tendency in fantasy to use them as punching-bags.

Lela: Wellll… Bulvis is a not very nice guy. He’s selfish, sadistic and he doesn’t learn from his mistakes. But I think you’ll find the goblins as a whole are stuck in a world shaped by Bulvis’ mistake. Almost every character in this story is a child of trauma doing their best to do what they think is right. Everyone is the hero of their own story.

Steve: Is this an all-ages story, or one for an older audience?

Lela: OLDER AUDIENCES! That’s one of the things I worry about with the Issue 0 focusing mostly on Jake. It’s a story about an 11 year old… but not FOR an 11 year old. (unless you are like I was at 11, and have abandoned the “kids section” in search of meatier tomes)

Steve: How long have you been working on the project? What first got you interested in taking the first ideas and turning them into a story?

Lela: I started writing this story as prose 3 years ago. At some point I realized it didn’t work as a novel and I had just started trying my hand at comic scripts and it just hit me: THIS NEEDED TO BE A COMIC.

So, I gave it a shot!

As far as the ideas–I started reading adult fiction really early, but the kid’s lit that I read stuck with me. It always seemed strange to me that the kids from the “portal fantasies” from our youth (Oz, Labyrinth, Narnia) always ended up with the good guys and always went home cheerfully ready for school on Monday . No one chose the White Witch? No one said “Meh. The Maze needs a monarch. I think I’ll stay”? That idea stuck with me and I couldn’t shake it. So I started writing.

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Steve: The idea of your Kickstarter is that you’ll be making a prologue issue, essentially, which you’ll then use to pitch a further series to publishers. So; in fact; you’re actually using Kickstarter to kick-start something. What made you decide to crowd-fund Born Dark?

Lela: As a team we thought about how we wanted to do this. Both Adam and Richard have been working with some of the better established houses and they felt it was a strong enough story to take to the houses, but when you do that– they want the full package! They wanna see ART! And COLOR! And LETTERS! That’s a helluva gamble for my friends to take on a relatively unknown writer. So we decided to go this way. People get a taste of the kind of story we want to tell, we can show a publisher that we have people ready to support us and everyone gets a kick ass book.

Of course, anything can happen and we are open to all the possibilities, but… aim high, right?

Steve: How have you found the process of organising and maintaining a Kickstarter, yourself, thus far?

Lela: EVERYONE IS SO DAMNED AMAZING. The way people have jumped in and supported the project it just leaves me shocked and awed.

I did a lot of research before this launched. I looked at how and where and when and what people needed to get behind a campaign. For people looking, Comixtribe has a lot of great info out there on running kickstarters and while I didn’t follow Tyler’s advice to the letter it certainly shaped how I did things. Watching how successful Joe Mulvey’s SCAM kickstarter was really inspired me.

This being a cooperative venture is much more coordinated and there are a lot more pieces to the puzzle, but really my main take away is that people want this kind of story. I cannot express the amazing gratitude I have for everyone

Steve: One thing I think is particularly interesting about the Kickstarter is that you’re making a promise to never again offer the comic in this format again, and have capped most of the rewards as a result. What motivated that decision? Do you think a Kickstarter has to have some sense of exclusivity, for the people pledging?

Lela: I have seen the anguish in my fellow nerd’s faces when they back a kickstarter and then see what they paid a premium for  “before it was cool” selling for less, or selling in a better packaging or something, afterward.  It’s not right. I have no idea what is going to happen to Born Dark after July 2014. I have aspirations, but I know what it costs to see the future in the worlds I build.

If Born Dark gets a publisher and it moves forward I will have 6 issues that have never seen print ready to go for them (so I’m not screwing the publisher) and the people who saw the awesome in a handful of sketches will have an extremely limited print run book to add to their collection. (So I’m not screwing the backers.) I see this as win-win for everyone.

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Steve: How did you get in contact with artist Richard Clark about the project? What was it about his art which made you want to bring him on for the project?

Lela: I have this annoying habit of just asking people when I need help. I needed an artist and I needed an artist who could balance this crazy blend between our real world and a place where monsters roam the streets. I needed those goblins to feel as real as the people. Richard was the guy. Luckily the story got him excited enough and he knew I was serious enough that he got on board.

Steve: How has the collaborative process been between the two of you?

Lela: We are both big personalities. Sometimes we butt heads. But at the base of it I think there’s genuine respect there, and we both want what is best for the book. It all works out.

Steve: I notice a few other familiar faces amongst the creative team on the book, notably Adam P. Knave and Frank Cvetkovic, who are parts of the creative teams for Amelia Cole and Artful Daggers. How did the creative team assemble?

Lela: Adam sorta… adopted my scruffy self and did me several favors that I will never be able to repay him for (notably offering to take a look at the script when he REALLY didn’t have to.) Frank is the kind of guy that a lot of people might overlook, but that would be a big mistake. He’s a sweetheart of a man and before I needed a letterer I was like “Hey, when I have a comic, you’re gonna letter it, right?”

I like having my friends around me.

Steve: Frank has his own Kickstarter, Mute, and also worked on other Kickstarter projects like Nenetl of the Forgotten Spirits and Molly Danger. Do you think we’re seeing a Kickstarter community starting to grow, with groups of creators working together to support each other’s projects?

Lela: I think this is the way creative people have been forever. This is the Salons of Paris– only nerdier! We form a community around supporting each other’s creative impulses and we foster and nurture each other’s projects and contribute when we can. Not only that, we expand each other’s networks. I have a whole group of friends online who might never know about Nenetl or Fireside Magazine…except I can change that with the click of a RT button. That’s sorta amazing.

Steve: What else do you have coming up? Where can we find you online?

Lela: I have a secret story. It’s sold and in the works but I am to keep MUM about it, so I do. But it’s awesome. I’m a compulsive Tweeter. Seriously I’m at 105K tweets and it jumps up another K every 3 days or so. Stop by and say hi!

You can find my homepage here [Note from Steve: NSFW!) & the site for the comic is http://ift.tt/1eLkOQz – and all pages lead to the Kickstarter page which is here: http://ift.tt/1eLkQYI

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Many thanks to Lela for her time! Born Dark is running on Kickstarter now – and heading into the last few days, with £500 still left to reach the target. Go have a look!

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Brad Meltzer offers speculation on Flight 370’s dissappearance on CNN


Well, we are getting down to a) the bare bones of emerging facts and b) the huge, blossoming never ending until they find the black box* range of speculation over what the hell actually happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. And here is Brad Meltzer, occasional comics writer and host of History Channel’s Decoded to speculate on bizarre non Tintin related theories about the disappearance of a jumbo jet off the radar’s of the world.

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I am definitely holding out for inspiration from Tintin on this.

* If the flight did go on for seven hours after losing contact with Malaysian air traffic control, AND even if the black box is actually found, we might still never know what happened: the black box only records the last two hours of flight information.

2014 San Diego Comic-Con badges sold out in about 90 minutes

I was away from the computer for Badge-o-ween but Kevin Melrose proves he’s at good at live-blogging as he is everything else with a blow by blow chronology of the drama of people around the world sitting in front of their computers waiting to enter credit card information. You could only buy single day passes this year, but could get all four with a few clicks, so otherwise things were much the same, time and sell-out wise.

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The Unofficial SDCC Blog has its own detailed run down and some advice on what to do next:

Lucky for them, there’s still hope. Every year CCI has put for sale badges which have been returned or cancelled, generally in May or June. Quantities are limited, and CCI has stated that it’s not even a guarantee it will happen, but history says it should. The SDCC 2014 badge refund deadline is May 23, so expect a sale date shortly afterwards based on the remaining inventory of badges. We recommend everyone getting just one day if at all, so that they can qualify for 2015 preregistration if they so desire to return – sage advice for those who walked away without a badge in today’s open registration.


Hotel rooms go on sale on April 8th, or so we’re told.

Lela Gwenn on Born Dark: “Everyone is the Hero of Their Own Story” [Interview]

Goblins don’t get the respect they deserve, do they? They’re twisted creatures of malicious intent, born of dark magic and with creepy pointed ears – but nobody ever gives them their due as servants of evil.

Not so writer Lela Gwenn, however! Lela has taken to Kickstarter to help fund a prologue issue for a planned six-issue miniseries called ‘Born Dark’, which looks to make you terrified of goblins once more. Pencilled by Richard Clark and lettered by Frank Cvetkovic, the Kickstarter campaign is edging ever closer to reaching the target.

So in order to find out a bit more about her story, I spoke to Lela about the project. Read on to find out about goblins, magic, alternate worlds and much more.

[Read more…]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitty Kelly

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Above art by Jill Bauman, a World Fantasy Award nominated artist who specializes in horror and fantasy. Bauman has a whole set of cat holiday paintings in the link. Confession: back in the day I had a bunch of these prints hanging up in my office at Vertigo. Bauman is an accomplished artist but I find these cats a bit more disturbing than endearing! I’m not sure if that was the intent or not, but one thing is certain: YOU CAN’T LOOK AWAY.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 3/17/14: Top o’ the Kibble to ye!

Let’s start out this late St. Patricks Day roundup with Shaenon Garrity on two webcomics that adapt Irish Mythology:

I’ve said this many times before and I’ll say it many times again, but one of the joys of webcomics is their ability to cover every possible subject and fill every conceivable niche. Say, for example, you’re into early Irish literature and you want to read it in comics form. Webcomics are happy to help you out. At this very moment, in fact, there are at least two ongoing webcomics based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, the central epic of the Ulster cycle: Patrick Brown’s The Cattle Raid of Cooley and M.K. Reed’s About a Bull. Thank you, webcomics! You’ve justified the existence of the Internet yet again!

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You won’t read a better piece of comics criticism this month than this and then be sure to check out Patrick Brown’s The Cattle Raid of Cooley (above) and M.K. Reed’s About a Bull (below, with art by Farel Dalrymple) and enjoy some REAL Irish culture this day.

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§ We’re very lucky that Qiana Whitted is writing more about comics; here’s an examination of meta-fiction in the work of M.F. Grimm and Howard Cruse.

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§ And Samantha Meier continues her look at some long neglected history of women in the underground comics movement with a piece on the sexual anthology Tits & Clits

From its inception, Tits & Clits was a fundamentally different anthology than Wimmen’s Comix. Not only was it more single-minded thematically, it completely lacked the collective structure and underlying democratic ideology of Wimmen’s Comix. Whereas Wimmen’s Comix at its inception was a collaborative effort aiming to unite all of the women currently in the underground comix world (and to bring in even more women), Tits & Clits began as a partnership between Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli, who created all of the material for Tits & Clits #1 and #2, Pandora’s Box, and Abortion Eve by themselves. (Farmer and Chevli produced seven issues of Tits & Clits between 1972 and 1987.)

§ The Tiny Report rejoices over John Pham as should we all:

Why isn’t John Pham super famous? I think he’s respected by most of us who are familiar with his work, but not enough indie comics fans are. This probably has something to do with the fact that a large portion of his work has been self-published or appeared in anthologies, so it tends to reach a limited market for a limited time. Maybe he’s a famous graphic designer, but I wouldn’t know it. That’s not my scene.

§ Dan Slott is truly a good sport.

§ An interview with Indie Age great Mike Baron reminds us some of that era wasn’t that great:

Q: I’ll be asking about your prose career, but first I wanted to ask you about comics. When I was thinking of people I wanted to interview, you were in my top five because of what you’re doing and what you’ve been doing for over 30 years: creator-owned comics. Before Image Comics and “creator-owned comics” were cool, you were doing them steadily and heavily with Nexus and later Badger. What was it like being a trailblazer?

A: Well, it was extremely exciting, but I do have to point out that when we originally signed the deals for Nexus and Badger we signed away the rights to those characters. It’s only thanks to Dark Horse Comics’ Mike Richardson that Steve Rude and I got the rights back to Nexus, but First still holds an interest in Badger. But since the creation of those two I’ve done numerous creator-owned series like The World of Ginger Fox, Spyke and Feud.

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New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

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Titan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades.

Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, and for comic books, it’s built on a foundation of science fiction.  Titan is a bit like the 80s, with all the cool stuff that most people don’t know exists, unless you know someone.   There’s a lot of classic stuff here, but some amazing new titles. I’ve highlighted the comics titles, to facilitate filtration for those who are only interested in comics.  Stuff that excites me is in purple.

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Brainquake

Samuel Fuller

On Sale Date: September 9, 2014

$12.95 USD / $14.95 CAD

272 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

9781781168196, 1781168199

Summary: The bagmen who transport money for organized crime live by a set of rules: no personal relationships, no ties, no women…and never, ever look inside the bag you’re carrying. Paul Page was the perfect bagman, despite suffering from a rare brain disorder. But that ended the day he saw a beautiful Mob wife become a Mob widow. Now Paul is going to break every rule he’s lived by-even if it means he might be left holding the bag.

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Easy Death

Daniel Boyd

On Sale Date: November 11, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

272 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

9780857685797, 0857685791

Summary: ‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS…

…and two robbers hired by a local crime boss manage to heist half a million dollars from an armored car. But getting the money and getting away with it are two different things, especially with a blizzard coming down, the cops in hot pursuit, and a double-crossing gambler and a murderous park ranger threatening to turn this white Christmas blood red.

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Quarry’s Choice

Max Allan Collins

On Sale Date: January 6, 2015

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

224 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

9781783290840, 1783290846

Summary: Quarry is a professional: he kills when he’s paid to kill, and he’s very good at it. No one has ever tagged him for one of his crimes. But when a lovely young woman catches him in the act and uses video she shot to force him to carry out a hit for her, Quarry faces a difficult choice: give in to blackmail, or try to take down his beautiful blackmailer?

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Fringe – Sins of the Father (novel #3)

Christa Faust

On Sale Date: August 26, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

320 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Media Tie-In / General

9781781163139, 1781163138

Summary: A BRAND NEW NOVEL BASED ON THE CULT HIT TV SHOW!

The third novel set in the critically acclaimed Fringe universe. Author Christa Faust (Money Shot, Choke Hold), winner of the coveted Scribe Award, is working closely with the television series writers to reveal secrets and unanswered questions, in novels that will become formal parts of the series canon. This third novel in the series will unveil the secrets of Peter Bishop, estranged son of the brilliant scientist Walter Bishop. Set in the days before he joined the Fringe team, the story will show Peter skirting the law, yet unable to entirely escape the fact that he comes from the other universe – a fact he doesn’t yet know!

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Alien the Archive: The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movies

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$50.00 USD / $55.00 CAD

320 pages

Hardback

Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism

9781783291045, 1783291044

Summary: Alien is a science fiction milestone and one of the most thrilling, terrifying, and beautiful film franchises of all time.

Alien: The Archive is the first complete book of the stunning artwork and photography from all four films.

TM & © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

[Has anyone published an Alien pop-up book?]

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Charley’s War – 1914-2014 Slipcased Commemorative Edition Vol 1

Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$75.00 USD / $85.00 CAD

1128 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction

9781783290734, 1783290730

Summary: The first five Charley’s War collections in a commemorative slipcase box set from renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Sláine) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes a truly classic piece of British comics history, by turns thrilling, humorous and horrifying.

In 1916, Charley Bourne lies about his age to enlist and fight on the battlefields of France. But thoughts of glory and patriotism are swept aside by bloody horror and needless sacrifice as artillery rains down on the trenches of the First World War.

Story Locale: WWI

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Charley’s War – 1914-2014 Slipcased Commemorative Edition Vol 2

Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$75.00 USD / $85.00 CAD

1128 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction

9781783290741, 1783290749

Summary: The second five Charley’s War collections in a commemorative slipcase box set from renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Sláine) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes a truly classic piece of British comics history, by turns thrilling, humorous and horrifying.

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Firefly Journals – The Journal of Dr Simon Tam

Monica Valentinelli

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD

160 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism

9781848567191, 1848567197

Summary: The ultimate collector’ book for fans of the smash hit show Firefly, detailing in-depth information about Dr Simon Tam and including artwork, diagrams and notes from other crew members.

Firefly Journals – The Journal of Dr Simon Tam is an in-universe title from the enormously popular TV show Firefly. The journal, presented as an artefact from the show, contains elaborate information about the medical procedures that Simon has performed, his growing feelings for Kaylee, as well as his regular confrontations with Jayne and Mal. No Firefly fan should be without this incredible collectors item, which comes complete with sketches, diagrams and notes from other crew members to satisfy every Browncoat!

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Friends and Lovers

Helen Macinnes

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

480 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Espionage

9781781163344, 1781163340

Summary: A love story between a penniless student, David, and an attractive aristocratic girl, Penny. Family and social pressures threaten to tear them apart, but they discover that they can find a future together in spite of the odds.

Story Locale: Europe

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Fu-Manchu – The Island of Fu-Manchu

Sax Rohmer

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Crime

9780857686121, 0857686127

Summary: THE CONTINUED EXPLOITS OF THE ORIGINAL EVIL GENIUS!

In this thrilling classic, a murder mystery takes Sir Denis Nayland Smith to the heart of Haiti to try and locate Fu-Manchu’s secret lair in order to solve the heinous crime. But once there he becomes ensnared in Voodoo and the living dead at the hands of the evil genius!

Story Locale: London, Haiti

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Hagar the Horrible (The Epic Chronicles) – Dailies 1980-81

Dik Browne

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD

248 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies

9781781167151, 178116715X

Summary: EVERYONE’S FAVORITE VIKING RETURNS IN A CHRONOLOGICAL COLLECTION OF HIS ADVENTURES!

Since his first appearance in 1973 Hagar has appeared in nearly two thousand newspapers in fifty-eight countries. Titan continues to collect the strip of this legendary cartoon!

Story Locale: Viking Age

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The Johnny Cash Encyclopedia

Rob Jananovic

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$24.95 USD / $28.95 CAD

Hardback

Music / Individual Composer & Musician

9780857689511, 0857689517

Summary: Johnny Cash is one of the undisputed giants of modern music and here, to commemorate his life on the 10th anniversary of his death, is the first ever encyclopedia of his works. Song-by-song and album-by-album, this mighty retrospective includes over 150 albums, 100 singles and 1500 live performances, plus the people, places, performances and influences that made him great.

When listed together Cash’s achievements seem almost impossible. His musical cross-over between country and pop put him alongside the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys in popularity, with 48 singles in the Top 100. At the end of the 1960s he was selling an average of 250,000 albums per month, his 1975 autobiography sold 1.5 million copies, and his record sales now top 50 million. Truly a worldwide megastar.

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Just Like Us: The Art of Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

128 pages

Hardback

Art / Popular Culture / General

9781783291038, 1783291036

Summary: Just Like Us: The Art of Mike Mitchell is the first print collection of Mitchell’s cult ‘Just Like Us’ art prints, featuring some of the most recognisable figures of pop culture depicted in weird and wonderful ways.

Just Like Us: The Art of Mike Mitchell is a collection of the artist’s most humorous and bizarre caricatures of celebrities, cartoon characters, and figures in pop culture.

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Showrunners: How to Run a Hit TV Show

Tara Bennett

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Performing Arts / Television / Direction & Production

9781783293575, 1783293578

Summary: Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and maintaining a hit show in today’s golden age of television. The official companion to the documentary Showrunners, this highly informative book features exclusive interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D.Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson.

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Tarzan – Versus The Barbarians (Vol. 2)

Burne Hogarth

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$39.95 USD / $47.00 CAD

200 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781781163184, 1781163189

Summary: THE WORLD-FAMOUS COMIC STRIP, RESTORED AND COLLECTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS ENTIRETY!

The second of four exclusive volumes, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, collecting the entire run of the legendary Tarzan comic strip by one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Burne Hogarth (with Don Garden)

Story Locale: The Jungle

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RoboCop: The Definitive History

Calum Waddell

On Sale Date: September 9, 2014

$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD

240 pages

Hardback

Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism

9781783293254, 178329325X

Summary: RoboCop is one of the most iconic characters in cinema. This will be the first comprehensive book on the sci-fi classic. This official, illustrated history will include stills and never before seen behind the scenes images, artwork and designs, as well as script extracts and new interviews. Exclusive access to all the films, including 2014′s remake, make this a treasury of highly collectible RoboCop material. Original text will delve into the impact of RoboCop; its influence, and legacy.

Story Locale: Detroit

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Yesterday’s Hero

Jonathan Wood

On Sale Date: September 9, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / Urban Life

9781781168080, 1781168083

Summary: Another day, another zombie T-Rex to put down. All part of the routine for Arthur Wallace and MI37-the government department devoted to defending Britain from threats magical, supernatural, extraterrestrial, and generally odd. But a zombie T-Rex is only the first of Arthur’s problems, as Russian cyborg wizards threaten his life, and his coworkers threaten his sanity.

Story Locale: London. England

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Anno Dracula – Johnny Alucard

Kim Newman

On Sale Date: September 16, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

480 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Horror / General

9781781164228, 1781164223

Summary: DRACULA COMES TO NEW YORK: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with the Vampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century-this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.

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Butterfly Skin

Sergey Kuzentsov, Andrew Bromfield

On Sale Date: September 23, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Crime

9781783290246, 1783290242

Summary: When a brutal and sadistic serial killer begins stalking the streets of Moscow, Xenia, an ambitious young newspaper editor, takes it upon herself to attempt to solve the mystery of the killer’s identity. As her obsession with the killer grows, Xenia devises an elaborate website with the intention of ensnaring the murderer, only to discover something disturbing about herself: her own unhealthy fascination with the sexual savagery of the murders.

Story Locale: Russia

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The Art of Jim Burns

Jim Burns

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014

$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD

160 pages

Hardback

Art / Popular Culture / General

9781781168448, 178116844X

Summary: A new collection of art from one of the UK’s most acclaimed sci-fi artists featuring everything, from his initial sketches to his final works and published book covers. Includes covers from the SF greats – Greg Bear, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, Oson Scott Card, John Meaney, Ricardo Pinto, Peter F Hamilton, and Timothy Zahn and many more.

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Beauty & the Beast – Vendetta

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

320 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Media Tie-In / General

9781783292196, 1783292199

Summary: The first all-new original novel based on the hit TV show Beauty & the Beast airing on The CW Television Network.

Story Locale: New York

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Elementary: The Next Victim

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

320 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

9781781169827, 1781169829

Summary: This is the first book of original fiction based upon the hit TV series from CBS Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter) and Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), which sees Sherlock Holmes solving mysteries in modern day New York.

With a new spin on the classic Sherlock Holmes character, the hugely popular show Elementary pits the infamous sleuth in a contemporary American setting, where, with the help of his trusty sidekick – Dr Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, he investigates various criminal cases as a consultant detective for the NYPD. Fans of the show as well as those of the classic Sherlock Holmes tales will embrace this new work of fiction that allows readers to delve deeper into the mind of the world’s most famous detective.

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Grimm – The Killing Time

Tim Waggoner

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

320 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Media Tie-In / General

9781781166581, 1781166587

Summary: Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms”, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.

A brand-new original novel set in the Grimm universe.

Story Locale: Portland USA

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Adventure Time – The Original Cartoon Title Cards, Dude (Vol 1)

Pendleton Ward

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Art / Popular Culture / General

9781783292875, 1783292873

Summary: The first of two beautifully lavish books created to celebrate the distinctive designs behind the Adventure Time title cards. Combining sketches, works in progress, revisions and final title card art, the book will take readers on a visual guide of the title card development, with quotes from each episode and commentary from the artists – Pendleton Ward, Pat McHale, Nick Jennings, Phil Rynda, and Paul Linsley.

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An English Ghost Story

Kim Newman

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$14.95 USD / $17.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Horror / General

9781781165584, 1781165580

Summary: A dysfunctional British nuclear family seek a new life away from the big city in the sleepy Somerset countryside. At first their new home, The Hollow, seems to embrace them, creating a rare peace and harmony within the family. But when the house turns on them, it seems to know just how to hurt them the most-threatening to destroy them from the inside out.

A stand-alone novel from acclaimed author Kim Newman.

Story Locale: Somerset, England

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Home is the Hunter: A Comedy in Two Acts

Helen Macinnes

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

256 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Performing Arts / Storytelling

9781781163313, 1781163316

Summary: From the Queen of Espionage a play of Odysseus return from the Trojan Wars. Part of Titan’s reissuing of all of Helen MacInnes’ works.

A comedy play in two acts about what really happened when Odysseus returned home from the Trojan War

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The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology (Volume One)

S.T. Joshi

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$15.95 USD / $17.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Horror / General

9781781164525, 1781164525

Summary: Sixteen stories inspired by the 20th century’s great master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his acknowledged masterpiece, At the Mountains of Madness, in which an expedition to the desolation of Antarctica discovers evidence of an ancient ruin built by horrific creatures at first thought long-dead, until death strikes the group. All but two of the stories are original to this edition, and those reprints are long-lost works by science fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg.

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Matt Helm – The Interlopers

Donald Hamilton

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Espionage

9781783292943, 1783292946

Summary: This time Mac has gone too far. For Helm to impersonate a Communist courier to whom he bears no resemblance is suicide, and that isn’t all. Someone wants to get the layout of the Alaskan North-west Coastal Defence System, but they aren’t the goodies or the baddies. So who the hell are they? And who is the mysterious Holz that Helm is meant to kill?

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Poison

Sarah Pinborough

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

208 pages

Hardback

Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

9781783291076, 1783291079

Summary: An enticing contemporary retelling of the classic story of Snow White. While the the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the beautiful girl and of course the poison all appear, Sarah Pinborough’s charming and provocative spin on the story will captivate fans of the fairy tale all over again.

The first of three brand-new retellings of classic fairy tales by Sarah Pinborough.

Story Locale: Fictional setting

Series Overview: Poison, Charm and Beauty are the edgy, sexy and contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales by critically acclaimed author Sarah Pinborough.

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Warbirds: The Aviation Art of Adam Tooby

Adam Tooby

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD

Hardback

History / Military / Aviation

9781781168486, 1781168482

Summary: Adam Tooby is a rising star in the field of aviation art.

His work currently graces the new range of Airfix model boxes; he has also just signed up to produce covers for a range of books produced by well known military publisher, Osprey.

Moving away from traditional approaches to the subject matter, he is using computer technology to produce stunning images of some of the greatest aircraft in history.

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The Wolves of London : The Obsidian Heart

Mark Morris

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

9781781168660, 1781168660

Summary: Psychology professor Alex Locke is an ex-convict, forced back into the criminal underworld when his daughter is threatened. After he agrees to steal a mysterious Obsidian Heart, Locke is pursued by unearthly assassins known as the ‘Wolves of London’. Soon he discovers the heart can enable him to travel through time, and while it bestows him with his own dark powers, it also corrupts…

Story Locale: London during Victorian Times, WWII, and Modern Day

Series Overview: A new time-travelling series that weaves elements of sci-fi, horror and fantasy

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The Book of the Dead

Jamie Russell

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$24.99 USD / $28.99 CAD

448 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Performing Arts / Film & Video / Reference

9781781169254, 178116925X

Summary: Zombies have terrified audiences for over a century. From the earliest chillers such as I Walked with a Zombie to the Brad Pitt-starring blockbuster World War Z, the undead have proved relentlessly popular.

Book of the Dead details the whole morbid history of zombie cinema, now in a completely expanded edition.

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Charley’s War – Omnibus

Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$25.00 USD / $29.95 CAD

288 pages

Hardback

History / Military / World War I

9781781169148, 1781169144

Summary: The very best stories from the ten volume set of Charley’s War in a single a volume.

Often heralded as the greatest British comic strip ever created, Charley’s War tells the gripping story of an underage British soldier called Charley Bourne fighting during World War I.

This single volume is a collection of the very best stories from the complete 10 Volume set of Charley’s War, acting as a wonderful introduction to the greater series.

Released to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Story Locale: World War I

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The Dark Blood of Poppies

Freda Warrington

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

400 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal

9781781167076, 1781167079

Summary: The ballerina Violette Lenoir has fallen victim to the bite of the vampire Charlotte. Her fire and energy have fuelled a terrifying change and a dreadful realisation; that Violette has become Lilith, the demon mother of all vampires. Haunted by Violette’s dark sensuality, Charlotte and her immortal lover Karl are drawn towards the dancer and the terrible destiny that has fallen on her shoulders.

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I’d Love to Draw

Andrew Loomis, Alex Ross

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$39.95 USD / $45.00 CAD

128 pages

Hardback

Art / Techniques / Drawing

9781781169209, 1781169209

Summary: I’d Love to Draw is a collection of work by the innovative American artist Andrew Loomis, previously unseen by anyone outside the Loomis family and available in print for the first time ever. Having been held in the Loomis family archive for decades after the artist’s death, I’d Love to Draw has been restored by a group of devoted experts, including the globally renowned comic book artist and Loomis devotee Alex Ross.

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Planet of the Apes: A Celebration

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$39.95 USD / $45.00 CAD

256 pages

Hardback

Performing Arts / Film & Video / Direction & Production

9781783291984, 1783291982

Summary: Planet of the Apes: A Celebration is the first exhaustive account of the groundbreaking series, featuring production art, costume designs, make-up tests, posters, and interviews with the casts and crew.

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On Set with John Carpenter

Kim Gottlieb-Walker

On Sale Date: October 21, 2014

$29.95 USD / $34.95 CAD

176 pages

Hardback

Performing Arts / Film & Video / Reference

9781783294688, 178329468X

Summary: As a hot new maverick director/writer John Carpenter invited photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker onto the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York. This book collects together the best of that on-set photography, accompanied by exclusive interview material with those involved, including key cast and crew.

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The Art of Robert E McGinnis

Robert E. McGinnis, Art Scott

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$34.95 USD / $38.95 CAD

176 pages

Hardback

Art / Individual Artists / General

9781781162170, 1781162174

Summary: Robert McGinnis is a celebrated artist and illustrator, best known for his book cover and movie poster work. He began his career illustrating covers for the likes of Donald Westlaker, going on to produce art for TIME and Good Housekeeping, and most recently the limited edition cover of Stephen King’s Joyland. This is the definitive collection of the best and rarest of his work.

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Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series

Robert Garcia

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$50.00 USD / $55.00 CAD

256 pages

Hardback

Performing Arts / Film & Video / General

9781781167885, 1781167885

Summary: Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is the definitive book for all fans of the popular Sixties show. Presented in a lavish hardcover edition, the book features classic images, rare stills, photography and production art and serves as the ultimate tribute for fans of the series.Now at long last, collectors and Bat-fans alike can indulge in a detailed and in-depth look at the show that inspired generations.

In the late 1960s the iconic comic book character Batman was given his very own live action TV series featuring Adam West in the lead role as the Caped Crusader, Burt Ward as his trusty sidekick Robin, Cesar Romero as the insanely villainous Joker, and Burgess Meredith as the tyrannical Penguin. During its two years on air, the show compiled 120 episodes and a tie-in feature film. The series had a tremendous cultural impact and continues to resonate to this day. Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series is a remarkably detailed and lavishly presented coffee table book that features all the legendary heroes and villains of the show in all their timeless glory, such as The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, and The Riddler.

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Batman: Bat Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show

Robert Garcia

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$14.99 USD / $17.95 CAD

128 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

9781783294695, 1783294698

Summary: KA-POW! BOFF! ZAP! This action-packed compendium is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman TV series. The dynamic duo, the colourful villains, the gadgets, that theme tune-it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled Bat-book is loaded with never-before-seen photos and in-depth looks at the episodes. The ideal gift for all Bat-fans!

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Chicago Fire: Novel 1

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

336 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Media Tie-In / General

9781783293414, 1783293411

Summary: CHICAGO FIRE NOVEL 1 IS THE FIRST IN A NEW SERIES OF ORIGINAL FICTION BASED ON THE HIT NBC SHOW STARRING JESSE SPENCER AND TAYLOR KINNEY.

New fiction centred on the lives of the fire fighters and paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department, and all the drama, danger and unpredictability that ensues.

Story Locale: Chicago

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Modesty Blaise – The Grim Joker

Peter O’Donnell

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD

104 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery

9781781167113, 1781167117

Summary: As dangerous as she is desirable, Modesty Blaise, the cult creation of best-selling writer Peter O’Donnell, returns for three more devastating adventures! Features the classic stories ‘The Grim Joker’, ‘A Present for the Princess’ and ‘Black Queen’s Pawn’, written by Peter O’Donnell and beautifully illustrated by Enric Badia Romero!

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A Taste of Blood Wine

Freda Warrington

On Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

464 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal

9781781168028, 1781168024

Summary: 1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian.

1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine’s 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl – the man Madeleine has instantly decided will be her husband. Charlotte, shy and retiring, is happy to devote her life to her father and her dull fiance Henry – until she sees Karl…

For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that sunders her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend. As their feverish passion grows, Karl faces the dilemma he fears the most. Only by deserting Charlotte can his passion for her blood be conquered. Only by betraying her can he protect her from the terrifying attentions of Kristian – for Kristian has decided to teach Karl a lesson in power, by devouring Charlotte.

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Charm

Sarah Pinborough

On Sale Date: November 4, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

208 pages

Hardback

Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

9781783291113, 1783291117

Summary: The classic Cinderella story is given a sexy contemporary makeover in this wicked fairy tale featuring all the heroes and villains that we know and love: the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the wretched sisters, and the beautiful girl.

Story Locale: Fictional setting

Series Overview: Poison, Charm and Beauty are the edgy, sexy and contemporary retellings of classic fairy tales by critically acclaimed author Sarah Pinborough.

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The Eternal Champion

Michael Moorcock

On Sale Date: November 4, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / General

9781783291618, 1783291613

Summary: John Daker dreams of other worlds, and a name: Erekosë. He finds the strength to answer the call, travelling to a strange land ruled by the aging King Rigenos of Necranal. Humanity is united in a desperate fight against the inhuman Eldren, and he must fight with them. But the actions of his brethren turns his loyalties, and as Erekosë he will take a terrible revenge.

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Assassin’s Creed – El Cakr Vol. 5

Eric Corbeyran, Djilalli Defaux

On Sale Date: November 18, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

48 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In

9781783293582, 1783293586

Summary: Assassin’s Creed: El Cakr continues the story of elite Assassin Jonathan Hawk, a brother-in-arms of video game protagonist Desmond Miles. In the present day, Hawk fights through a terrible setback to unmask a traitor in the Order’s ranks, whilst his ancestor El Cakr battles Templar agents to gain possession of the powerful Scepter of Aset in 13th century Egypt. As paths intertwine and hidden agendas are revealed, both Hawk and El Cakr take dangerous steps that lead them ever closer toward their destinies.

Story Locale: Present day/ 13th Century Egypt

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The James Bond Omnibus – (Vol. 006)

On Sale Date: November 18, 2014

$19.95 USD / $22.95 CAD

304 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery

9780857685919, 0857685910

Summary: The daring James Bond is back in a definitive bumper edition collecting more of Jim Lawrence’s celebrated run in comic strip form! Includes nine of Bond’s most thrilling and dangerous missions: Shark Bait, Doomcrack, The Paradise Plot, Deathmask, Flittermouse, Polestar, The Scent of Danger, Snake Goddess, and Double Eagle!

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Alien – River of Pain (Novel #3)

Christopher Golden

On Sale Date: November 25, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

320 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Media Tie-In / General

9781781162729, 1781162727

Summary: The Alien film franchise has been embraced by sci-fi fans around the world. The film series stars Lieutenant Ellen Ripley and her battles with the deadly Xenomorph, commonly referred to as the Alien. For the first time, this novel will reveal the secrets behind the colonization of LV-426, the planet where the Alien was first found in Alien, and the setting for Aliens where a sole survivor was discovered – a young girl named Newt.

Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, the franchise launched with the release of the 1979 film, Alien. The film release led to three very successful movie sequels, numerous books, comics and video game spinoffs. This third novel and its two tightly plotted predecessors will directly relate to the first two films of the franchise, expanding the canon like never before.

Alien TM & © 1979, 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – The Devil’s Promise

David Stuart Davies

On Sale Date: November 25, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

224 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

9781783292707, 1783292709

Summary: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are holidaying on the English coast when they discover a corpse on the beach… which then disappears. They can get little help from the nearby village, populated by strange and unfriendly characters. Then the corpse suddenly reappears in their cottage and they are attacked by persons unknown. Watson comes to, and discovers that months have passed, and Holmes is not the man he remembers. What has happened to his friend? Does it have something to do with a dead devil worshipper, whose children happen to live in the cursed village?

Story Locale: The English Coast

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Beauty

Sarah Pinborough

On Sale Date: December 2, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

208 pages

Hardback

Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

9781783291144, 1783291141

Summary: An enticing contemporary retelling of the classic story of Sleeping Beauty. While the the handsome prince, the evil fairy, the beautiful girl and of course the spindle all appear, Sarah Pinborough’s charming and provocative spin on the story will captivate fans of the fairy tale all over again.

The third of three brand-new retellings of classic fairy tales by Sarah Pinborough.

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The Silver Warriors : Book 2 of Erekosë Trilogy

Michael Moorcock

On Sale Date: December 2, 2014

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / General

9781783291625, 1783291621

Summary: The second legendary instalment of the classic Erekosë trilogy by the master of fantasy Michael Moorcock, all reissued by Titan Books.

First published in 1970, The Silver Warriors is a classic staple of the sword and sorcery genre, followed by The Dragon in the Sword, and preceded by The Eternal Champion.

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Bad Dreams

Kim Newman

On Sale Date: December 9, 2014

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

432 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Horror / General

9781781165614, 1781165610

Summary: Anne Nielson, an American journalist, comes to London to investigate the strange death of her sister. Soon, she becomes sucked into a netherworld of corruption and perversion and is hurtled toward a final confrontation where she has only the dead as allies.

Story Locale: London, UK

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Matt Helm – The Poisoners

Donald Hamilton

On Sale Date: December 9, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Espionage

9781783292967, 1783292962

Summary: When Matt Helm is dispatched to Los Angeles to investigate the shooting of an agent, it wasn’t just an assignment-it was personal. To get the answers he wants means run-ins with two-bit hoods, a trio of beautiful women, a bunch of drug traffickers, and his old friend Mr Soo, whose government has ideas about polluting America to death…

Story Locale: Los Angeles

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The Dragon in the Sword : Book 3 of Erekosë Trilogy

Michael Moorcock

On Sale Date: January 6, 2015

$9.95 USD / $11.95 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / General

9781783291632, 178329163X

Summary: Trapped in a timeless existence, doomed to fight forever, John Daker is the Eternal Champion. Haunted by memories of too many battles waged during infinite lifetimes, he has taken Fate into his own hands. He searches for Ermizhad, and for the key that will free him from psychic captivity. On a dark ship piloted by a blind helmsman, the Eternal Champion must stand and fight the darkest battle in the history of the world.

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Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth

Stephen Jones

On Sale Date: January 6, 2015

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

480 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Horror / General

9781783291311, 1783291311

Summary: Respected horror anthologist Stephen Jones edits this collection of 17 stories inspired by the 20th century’s master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” in which a young man goes to an isolated, desolate fishing village in Massachusetts, and finds that the entire village has interbred with strange creatures that live beneath the sea, and worship ancient gods.

Story Locale: Lovecraft’s “Innsmouth”

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The Art of Total War

Martin Robinson

On Sale Date: January 13, 2015

$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD

192 pages

Hardback

Games / Video & Electronic / General

9781783292165, 1783292164

Summary: The definitive visual guide encompassing all the games in the critically acclaimed, best-selling Total War series.

The Art of Total War features art from all the games in the series, including Shogun, Napoleon, Empire, Medieval, and Rome. Since the first game’s release in 2000, the franchise has sold over 14 million copies.

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Wastelands – Stories of the Apocalypse

John Joseph Adams

On Sale Date: January 27, 2015

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

336 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Fantasy / Short Stories

9781783291489, 1783291486

Summary: An anthology of the best post-apocalyptic literature of the last two decades from many of today’s most renowned authors of speculative fiction, including George R.R. Martin, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King. Wastelands explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in the wake of Armageddon.

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Matt Helm – The Intriguers

Donald Hamilton

On Sale Date: February 10, 2015

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

240 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Espionage

9781783292981, 1783292989

Summary: Matt Helm is on vacation in Mexico with nothing on his mind except fishing, when some joker tries to shoot him in the back. Naturally it was no accident. When secret agents get shot at, it never is. So Helm has to go back to work. At least there’s a bonus in the form of his boss’s beautiful daughter, a playmate in peril.

Story Locale: Mexico

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Mike Hammer – King of the Weeds

Mickey Spillane, Max Allan Collins

On Sale Date: February 10, 2015

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

272 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General

9780857689788, 0857689789

Summary: The third newly discovered Mickey Spillane/Mike Hammer novel

Hammer finds himself up against a clever serial killer targeting only cops.

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Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse John Joseph Adams

On Sale Date: February 24, 2015

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

336 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Dystopian

9781783291502, 1783291508

Summary: Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse is a new anthology of post-apocalyptic literature from some of the most renowned science fiction and fantasy authors in the field today including George RR Martin, Hugh Howey, Junot Diaz, David Brin and many more.

Featuring stories from a roster of the most recognized and celebrated names within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres, Wastelands 2 – More Stories of the Apocalypse is an eclectic mix of tales that explores famine, death, war, pestilence, and harbingers of the biblical apocalypse.

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Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths

Stephen Jones

On Sale Date: March 17, 2015

$14.95 USD / $16.95 CAD

480 pages

Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)

Fiction / Fantasy / Short Stories

9781783291281, 1783291281

Summary: The ultimate anthology of supernatural detective fiction featuring some of the biggest names in dark fantasy and horror including Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Kim Newman, Brian Lumley and Manly Wade Wellman.

Dark Detectives: Adventures of the Supernatural Sleuths features eighteen haunting tales from the masters of supernatural fiction. Weaving noir with the fantastic and sometimes, horrific, this standalone anthology presents sleuths who investigate bizarre and otherworldly cases such as Neil Gaiman’s Lawrence Talbot, Clive Barker’s Harry D’Amour and the eight-part ‘Seven Stars’ adventure by Kim Newman.

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A1 Presents: Carpe Diem Book One: I Hate Mondays

WH Rauf, Rhoald Marcellius, Sakti Yuwono

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

104 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782760832, 1782760830

Summary: The GREATEST Assassins the World will Never Know!

The world’s seven deadliest assassins, one for each day of the week. Five impossibly hilarious missions. Death to Monday!

Story Locale: In the skies, under the big top, under the earth and under the sea.

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Alien Legion: Dead And Buried

Carl Potts, Larry Stroman

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$29.95 USD / $34.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782760689, 1782760687

Summary: They are the scum of the galaxy; the worst of the worst – criminal, killers, the lost, the angry, the desperate. They are the misfits and monsters of Alien Legion, the toughest rammers in the galaxy! And it’s their job to put themselves in the line of fire, fight wars for those too weak or too scared to protect themselves.

Story Locale: Space, The Future

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The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Michael Mendheim, Simon Bisley

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$24.99 USD / $27.95 CAD

272 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror

9781782760658, 1782760652

Summary: An epic adventure that marks legendary artist Simon Bisley’s triumphant return to interior comics work!The entire epic saga collected at last, with all-new bonus features including covers, posters and concept art by the Eisner Award-winning master of painted horror himself – the BIZ! Plus: WIN original Bisley art!

The End of Days is here, and four lost souls must climb from the depths of Hell itself to stand against the monstrous Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – for the sake of humanity!

Story Locale: Earth, The Near-Future, the End of Days

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Void

Herik Hanna, Sean Phillips

On Sale Date: September 2, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782760849, 1782760849

Summary: Herik Hanna has worked with many brilliant artists, among them Eric Canete, Sean Phillips and Bruno Bassadi, and is the author of the successful Bad Ass comics series.

Sean Phillips has worked as a professional illustrator for over twenty-five years, mostly drawing comic books. He has worked for all the major American and British publishers, as well as other major clients including Twentieth Century Fox, Sony, Maxim and Island Records. In addition, he has illustrated issues of household names such as Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man and WildC.A.T.S.

Story Locale: Space

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Springheeled Jack

David Hitchcock

On Sale Date: September 9, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

128 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782761297, 1782761292

Summary: Deeply traumatised by the mysterious loss of his wife and having spent time with the inmates of the Bedlam lunatic asylum, Sir Jack Rackham becomes a profoundly troubled man. With his sanity vicariously close to breaking point, he is haunted by visions of a black vulture with flaming eyes snatching his beloved wife, and decides that he must find the monster plaguing his memory to discover the truth behind the disappearance.

Along with his friend Doctor Henry Jekyll, Rackham takes the hunt to the streets of London but quickly realises that he could be sinking deeper into a conspiracy that threatens to rock the very foundations of the British Empire.

Story Locale: London, England

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Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 1: The Ruby Throne

Julien Blondel, Didier Poli, Robin Recht

On Sale Date: September 16, 2014

$12.99 USD / $14.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782761242, 1782761241

Summary: Elric, the albino emperor, has ruled Melniboné for millennia – a feat made possible through magic and various herbs that serve to strengthen and prolong his life. However, Elric’s empire is crumbling before him and now his envious cousin and prince of Melniboné, Yyrkoon, plots to claim the Ruby Throne for himself.

Yet when Elric’s people come under the threat of a pirate attack, Elric believes that he can once again restore his authority and regain their faith by defeating the pirates. However, the true cost of this task will force him to reveal his allegiance to the dark Arioch, the most dominant of the Lords of Chaos…

Story Locale: The Multiverse

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First Kingdom Vol 5: The Space Explorer’s Club

Jack Katz

On Sale Date: September 23, 2014

$19.99 USD / $23.99 CAD

160 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels

9781782760146, 1782760148

Summary: An epic new chapter in one of the greatest graphic novel series from the Golden Age of Comics!

From the life’s work of a man who inspired some of the greatest names in comics history comes an incredible new chapter in The First Kingdom saga!

Story Locale: Post-apocalyptic future

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Tank Girl Omnibus

Alan Martin, Ashley Wood, Rufus Dayglo

On Sale Date: September 23, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

288 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782760641, 1782760644

Summary: Three epic Tank Girl stories, collected in one digest-sized volume!

Tank Girl’s back with a bang – and a helluva spine – in this Booga’s-pouched-sized collection of three insane adventures!

Story Locale: The present-day-post-apocalypse.

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The Complete Cholly & Flytrap

Arthur Suydam

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782760573, 1782760571

Summary: Collected for the first time EVER, this volume contains within its hallowed covers all of Cholly & Flytrap’s tales of daring-do, grievous bodily harm and giant bat riding!

On distant planets, in cities of future past, Cholly – survivalist, battlefield entrepreneur and all-round anti hero ¬- and his pal, the giant naked Chinaman known as Flytrap, struggle against the troubles that seem to follow them like a bad smell…

Story Locale: Distant planets, The Future

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The Complete Johnny Nemo

Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782760702, 1782760709

Summary: A futuristic noir collection featuring Johnny Nemo – an ultra-violent, foul-mouthed PI from dystopian London 2921.

Johnny Nemo: Existentialist Hitman of the Future – a streetwise PI who deals in death…and simple solutions to complex problems! A provocative and hilarious satire

Story Locale: Futuristic, dystopian London Year 2921

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THE RAGE VOLUME 1: ZOMBIE GENERATION

Pierre Boisserie, Malo Kerfriden

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror

9781782760870, 1782760873

Summary: A disturbing and controversial new take on the zombie genre!

A new pandemic virus, a mutated form of rabies, spreads throughout the world. It affects only children, turning them into mindless, violent killers, hungry for blood. Now humanity faces an impossible choice: kill every child – or face extinction…

Story Locale: Paris, near-future

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Black Dragon

Chris Claremont, John Bolton

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$24.99 USD / $27.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782760580, 178276058X

Summary: A classic collection from the acclaimed creators of Marada the She -Wolf!

An exiled knight, banished for nercormancy and heresy, returns home to find England in turmoil and is recruited by the beautiful Eleanor of Aquitaine to save her kingdom. But it soon becomes clear there is more to this treachery than rebellious lords and greedy, something dark and evil stretching back to the fall of Camelot!

Story Locale: Medieval England, Fantasy.

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Monster Massacre Vol. 3

Dave Elliott

On Sale Date: October 14, 2014

$22.99 USD / $25.95 CAD

Hardback

9781782761280, 1782761284

Summary: The greatest talents from around the world come together to show you how much fun creating comics can be!

MADNESS, MONSTERS and MAYHEM from the greatest comics creators around the world – with no objective other than to have fun and entertain!

Story Locale: The Universe

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The Third Testament (Book I)

Xavier Dorison, Alex Alice

On Sale Date: October 21, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction

9781782760894, 178276089X

Summary: A monastery is burned to the ground; every monk within killed. It now falls to Conrad of Marburg, a disgraced Inquisitor, to discover the motive for this heinous crime and make sure that those responsible are punished…but his journey into darkness is only beginning!

A medieval thriller and a swashbuckling 14th century relic quest – Indiana Jones meets The Name of the Rose!

Story Locale: 14th Century Europe

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The Chronicles Of Legion Volume 1: The Rise Of The Vampires

Fabien Nury, Mathieu Lauffray, Mario Alberti, Zhan…

On Sale Date: November 4, 2014

$10.99 USD / $12.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782760931, 1782760938

Summary: THE MAGNIFICENT PREQUEL TO THE INFAMOUS AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED VAMPIRE NOVEL I AM LEGEND!

Three lives…Three different faces of evil…Three incarnations of Dracula, locked in eternal battle!

Story Locale: US, Latin America, Moscow, London

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Kingdom Of The Wicked

Ian Edginton, D’Israeli

On Sale Date: November 4, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782760566, 1782760563

Summary: A children’s author is sucked back into the world of his childhood imagination – only to find it transformed into a landscape of horror! Can he escape this prison of the mind – or end the war that has devastated his imagination?

The twenty-first century’s greatest living children’s author – Christopher Grahame – is drawn back into Castrovalva, the world of his childhood imagination, when the stress of his fame starts to weigh on him. But Castrovalva has gone to hell in his absence – devastated by war, famine and loss. And now Christopher can’t wake up. Has he lost his mind…or his innocence?

Story Locale: Present day, inside the childhood imaginary world of the protagonist

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Ordinary

Rob Williams, D’Israeli

On Sale Date: November 18, 2014

$19.95 USD / $23.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels

9781782760092, 1782760091

Summary: Imagine a world where everyone has superpowers. That is, except you. You are the same old turgid, miserable, lonely loser you’ve always been.

But when it comes to superpowers, apparently you can indeed have too much of a good thing. With everyone able to destroy tower blocks with a single punch, any minor fracas escalates into a city-leveling combat, and the world is now in ruins as terrorism and war threaten the very survival of the planet.

What’s needed is a return to normality, to devolve back from Superhuman to just human – and there’s only one man for the job: down-at-heal, divorced New York plumber, Michael Fisher.

Story Locale: Present-day / superhero

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Royal Blood

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dongzi Liu

On Sale Date: November 18, 2014

$16.99 USD / $18.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction

9781782760979, 1782760970

Summary: A dark and violent tale from avante-garde filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

A king betrayed during wartime. A throne seized upon his return. A horrific love that should never be!

Story Locale: Dark fantasy kingdom, the quasi-medieval past

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A1 Annual – Vol. 2

Dave Elliott

On Sale Date: November 25, 2014

$22.99 USD / $25.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782761327, 1782761322

Summary: AUTHORS: ARCHIE GOODWIN, GARY COHN, PARIS CULLINS, RUFUS DAYGLO, DAVE DORMAN, MARK A. NELSON, W. H. RAUF, DAVE WILKINS, SAMI BASRI, ALEX HORLEY, D’ISRAELI, GARRIE GASTONNY, STANLEY ARTGERM LAU, GARRY LEACH, BARNABY BAGENDA, SAKTI YUWONO, SANDY PLUNKETT, SIMON BISLEY, ANDY KUHN, ADAM SHIEKMAN, NORMAN FELCHLE, RHOALD MARCELLIUS, MICHAEL T. GILBERT, SUNNY GHO, DAVE ELLIOTT, DOUG BRAITHWAITE AND MORE…

EDITOR: DAVE ELLIOTT is a constant innovator in the world of comics, with a long career as a writer, artist, editor, publisher and IP developer

Story Locale: Various

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The Chimera Brigade: Vol I

Serge Lehman, Fabrice Colin, Fabrice Gess, Celene …

On Sale Date: December 2, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

48 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction

9781782760993, 1782760997

Summary: During World War II, an elite band of superhumans rise to power and take control of the capital cities of Europe in this remarkable alternate history story.

Amidst the turmoil of the First World War, a new breed of superhuman is born as a result of illegal chemical weapons. While some members of this unique new class of society choose to fight against injustice, others use their extraordinary capabilities to spread terror. However, something far more powerful is lurking on the horizon, a threat that could erase them from existence for good.

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The Third Testament (Book II)

Xavier Dorison, Alex Alice

On Sale Date: December 16, 2014

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction

9781782760900, 1782760903

Summary: Conrad of Marburg and his companion Elisabeth continue on their quest for the Third Testament. But dark forces are gathering – forces who will do anything to stop them from revealing the secrets of the Testament…

Conrad of Marburg, a disgraced Inquisitor, and Elisabeth, the adoptive daughter of his closest friend, are still searching for a relic that holds secrets capable of destroying the Church…

Story Locale: 14th Century Europe

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Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Vol.1

Al Ewing, Rob Williams, Simon Fraser, Gary Caldwel…

On Sale Date: December 23, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

128 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782761747, 1782761748

Summary: THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR RETURNS IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES, WITH A TIME-TWISTING LEAP INTO THE UNKNOWN! GERONIMO!

Collects #1-5 of the ongoing Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor comics series.

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The First Kingdom Vol. 6: Destiny

Jack Katz

On Sale Date: December 23, 2014

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery

9781782760153, 1782760156

Summary: The never-before-published conclusion to the six-volume First Kingdom saga!

The incredible conclusion to Jack Katz’s personal saga of science fiction and human achievement: forty years in the telling – begun in 1974 and concluded in 2014!

Story Locale: Present Day

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THE RAGE VOLUME 2: KILL OR CURE

Pierre Boisserie, Malo Kerfriden

On Sale Date: January 6, 2015

$10.99 USD / $12.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror

9781782760887, 1782760881

Summary: A disturbing and controversial new take on the zombie genre!

A new virus, one that only affects children, spreads through the world, turning the next generation into rabid killers. Now humanity must kill its children or face extinction…

A complex story of humanity on the brink.

Story Locale: dystopian future

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Vol.1

Nick Abadzis, Elena Casagrande, Arianna Florian

On Sale Date: January 13, 2015

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

128 pages

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782761730, 178276173X

Summary: THE TENTH DOCTOR IS BACK, IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! NEW COMPANION! NEW FOES! UNFORGETTABLE NEW HORIZONS! ALLONS-Y!

Collects #1-5 of the ongoing Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor comics series.

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Michael Moorcock’s Elric Vol. 2: Stormbringer

Julien Blondel, Didier Poli, Robin Recht

On Sale Date: January 20, 2015

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

Summary: When his people are mercilessly massacred, Elric, the albino former Emperor of the ancient island of Melniboné is cast out into the world. However, fate brings him into the possession of Stormbringer – the fabled, bloodthirsty demon-sword that will sustain him and dominate his destiny.

Elric Vol. 2: Stormbringer is the second instalment of the stunning graphic novel adaptations of Michael Moorcock’s most famous work, Elric of Melniboné.

Story Locale: The Multiverse

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The Chronicles Of Legion Volume 2: The Three Lives Of Dracula

Fabien Nury, Mathieu Lauffray, Mario Alberti, Zhan…

On Sale Date: February 3, 2015

$10.99 USD / $12.99 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy

9781782760948, 1782760946

Summary: THE MAGNIFICENT PREQUEL TO THE INFAMOUS AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED VAMPIRE NOVEL I AM LEGEND!

Three lives…Three different faces of evil…Three incarnations of Dracula, locked in eternal battle!

Story Locale: South America/Russia/London

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The Complete Brute!

Malcolm Bennett, Aidan Hughes

On Sale Date: February 3, 2015

$9.99 USD / $11.99 CAD

Hardback

Fiction / Short Stories (single author)

9781782760740, 1782760741

Summary: Down and dirty literature: street poetry narratives with blood on their knuckles!

Short sharp satirical pulp shocks in capital letters you can see from space! Minimalist prose, maximalist action. Blunt, brutal, brilliant!

Story Locale: Multiple genres, wherever pulpy thrills can be found

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Sally Of The Wasteland

Victor Gischler, Tazio Bettin

On Sale Date: March 24, 2015

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction

9781782760726, 1782760725

Summary: Although slightly insane, shotgun-toting Sally is your typical post-apocalyptic young woman, hanging out at the local bayou bar by night and shooting mutant fauna fish by day. But when the boy she loves takes off on a treasure hunt to the forbidden city of New Orleans, Sally decides to go along for the ride. Then it’s right out of the frying pan and into the fire as they face packs of deadly Crawgators, flee hunting parties of Mutant Cannibals, and fall in with the warrior women of Alabama – the ‘Bamazons!

Story Locale: Post-apocalyptic wasteland

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Adler Volume One: Woman Of Mystery

Lavie Tidhar, Paul McCaffrey

On Sale Date: March 31, 2015

$19.99 USD / $22.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery

9781782760719, 1782760717

Summary: For Sherlock, there was only ever one woman – now Irene Adler is on a mission to take down Moriarty! It’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, as Adler teams up with a host of famous female faces from science, history and literature to defeat the greatest criminal mastermind of all time!

Story Locale: Sherlock- and Moriaty-contemporaneous London, late 19th Century.

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Interstellar: The Official Movie Novelization

Greg Keyes

On Sale Date: November 11, 2014

$7.99 USD / $9.99 CAD

320 pages

Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback

Fiction / Media Tie-In / General

9781783293698, 1783293691

Summary: The official movie novelization to the eagerly anticipated new film by Christopher Nolan.Based on the film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Story Locale: Space

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Wallace & Gromit Newspaper Strips Vol.2

Titan Comics

On Sale Date: October 7, 2014

$14.99 USD / $16.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In

9781782760825, 1782760822

Summary: Celebrating the epic daily struggles of the world’s most famous inventor, Wallace and his faithful canine companion, Gromit in the second volume of their newspaper comic strip collection.

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DreamWorks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk – Volume 4

Titan Comics

On Sale Date: November 18, 2014

$6.99 USD / $7.99 CAD

Hardback

Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In

9781782760795, 1782760792

Summary: THE LATEST ANIMATED ADVENTURE FROM THE STUDIO BEHIND PUSS IN BOOTS, THE CROODS AND KUNG FU PANDA!

The fourth of six comic collections based on the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Dragons: Riders of Berk TV show, the spin-off of the How to Train Your Dragon movie.

Story Locale: Fictional town of Berk

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Evil Within

Ian Edinton, Alex Sanchez

On Sale Date: November 25, 2014

$14.99 USD / $16.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror

9781782761655, 1782761659

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The Order: 1886

Titan Comics

On Sale Date: November 25, 2014

$14.99 USD / $16.95 CAD

Hardback

Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In

9781782761792, 1782761799

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DreamWorks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk – Volume 5

Titan Comics

On Sale Date: February 24, 2015

$6.99 USD / $7.99 CAD

Hardback

Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In

9781782760801, 1782760806

Summary: THE LATEST ANIMATED ADVENTURE FROM THE STUDIO BEHIND PUSS IN BOOTS, THE CROODS AND KUNG FU PANDA!

The fifth of six comic collections based on the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Dragons: Riders of Berk TV show, the spin-off of the How to Train Your Dragon movie.

Story Locale: The fictional town of Berk

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The Art of Alien: Isolation

Andy McVittie

On Sale Date: September 30, 2014

$34.95 USD / $39.95 CAD

176 pages

Hardback

Games / Video & Electronic / General

9781781169315, 1781169314

Summary: The Art of ALIEN: ISOLATION is a high-end art book featuring over 300 images from the latest game in the critically and commercially acclaimed Alien franchise. Taking players back to the survival horror atmosphere of the first film, ALIEN: ISOLATION features Amanda Ripley as the hero trying to survive on a decommissioned space station. The Art of ALIEN: ISOLATION is the ultimate gallery of the eagerly anticipated game, featuring extensive concept and development art, and creator and artist commentary throughout.

Story Locale: Space

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New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

Titan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades.

Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, and for comic books, it’s built on a foundation of science fiction.  Titan is a bit like the 80s, with all the cool stuff that most people don’t know exists, unless you know someone.   There’s a lot of classic stuff here, but some amazing new titles. I’ve highlighted the comics titles, to facilitate filtration for those who are only interested in comics.  Stuff that excites me is in purple. [Read more…]