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« on: January 16, 2006, 10:10:32 PM »

Written by various
Art by Joe Shuster, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, Dave Johnson, Tim Bradstreet, Mike Wieringo, Alex Ross, Jim Lee, Michael Turner, Tim Sale, Gil Kane, Ed McGuinness and more
Cover by Various
In the tradition established by the spectacular BATMAN: COVER TO COVER HC, DC Comics proudly presents over 270 of the greatest Superman comic covers of all time, showcasing the World's Greatest Super-Hero! The artistic development and image of the Man of Steel unfolds over decades of interpretations by the greatest creators in comic-book history.
Special features include a look at the evolution of the Superman S-shield, Superman's fight for social justice, and Superman covers from around the world. Plus, acclaimed writers and artists pick their favorite Superman covers and explain their significance. Contributors include Grant Morrison, Jeph Loeb, Mark Verheiden, Mark Waid, Elliot S. Maggin, Murphy Anderson, Al Plastino, Jim Mooney and Nick Cardy. Also picking their favorites are Superman Returns director Bryan Singer, new Superman actor Brandon Routh, Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner, and TV's first Jimmy Olsen, Jack Larson.
A must-have for all pop-culture, graphic design, comic-book and Superman fans, SUPERMAN: COVER TO COVER is the definitive guide to the most memorable comic covers of all time!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 7 o 240 pg, FC, $39.99 US

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Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Don't miss Part 3 of the 8-part "Up, Up and Away," written by Kurt Busiek (SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, JLA/AVENGERS) & Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, TEEN TITANS) with eye-popping art by Pete Woods (CATWOMAN) and covers by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN)!
This issue features guest stars galore, including Supergirl, The Prankster, Lex Luthor, the all-new Flea Circus and more as the Man of Steel mulls over an incredible offer - with incredible ramifications - from Green Lantern. Meanwhile, the Flea Circus breaks one of Superman's deadliest villains out of prison while another threat from his rogues gallery forms an unlikely alliance!
On sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
Part 4 of the 8-part "Up, Up and Away" reveals secrets from the past as well as the present! Neutron and Radion strike, Luthor's scheme is unveiled, and a mystery from space rears its ugly head!
On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

Written by Greg Rucka
Art and cover by Ian Churchill
It's one year later…and Kara and Power Girl have become the dynamic duo of the bottle city of Kandor as the new Flamebird and Nightwing! Don't miss the debut of new series writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) and artist Ian Churchill! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled.
Resolicited; on sale April 12 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written and illustrated by various
Cover by various
DC presents several of the best comics stories featuring Superman battling his arch-nemesis! Witness the various incarnations of Luthor in stories from ACTION COMICS #23, #544, ADVENTURE COMICS #271, SUPERBOY #86, SUPERMAN (vol. 1) #90, #164, #292, #416, MAN OF STEEL #4, SUPERMAN (vol. 2) #9, #131 and SUPERMAN: LEX 2000!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 31 o 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US


Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning
Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez
The awe-inspiring conclusion to the miniseries event of the year! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%). For a signed edition, see the Dynamic Forces Section of Previews.
On sale April 19 o 7 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Butch Guice
Variant cover by Ian Churchill
In Part 2 of the 6-part "Once and Future," the new Aquaman begins the hunt for his missing father and fights a savage duel against an Atlantean warrior over his alliance with the much-feared King Shark! Also, the fate of Atlantis is revealed as Aquaman encounters a band of Atlanteans led by Mera! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with 2 covers by Guice and Churchill. Please see the order form for details.
On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Elliot S. Maggin, E. Nelson Bridwell, Martin Pasko and Paul Levitz
Art by Dick Dillin and Frank McLaughlin Cover by Alex Ross
Collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #122-124, #135-137 and #147-148! In this latest collection of team-ups, meet the heroes of Earth-S, led by the Earth's Mightiest Mortal, Captain Marvel, as well as the Legion of Super-Heroes!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 3 o 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

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Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox
Art and cover by Carmine Infantino & Joe Giella
THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 4 reprints issues #125-132 of THE FLASH (1961-1962), faithfully recolored and restored to their original glory. This volume follows the Fastest Man Alive as he zips through adventures around the world, and features an introduction by longtime comics writer and former FLASH editor Mike W. Barr.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 10 o 216 pg, FC, $49.99 US

Written by Robert Kanigher
Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Irv Novick, Jerry Grandenetti, and Jack Abel Cover by Joe Kubert
One of the most unusual concepts in war comics gets the Showcase treatment in this volume collecting stories from G.I. COMBAT #87-119, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #52 and OUR ARMY AT WAR #155! The ghost of a Confederate general returns to protect to his namesake, commander of a tank in North Africa in WWII.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 17 o 560 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Jim Krueger & Alex Ross
Art by Doug Braithwaite & Ross
Cover by Ross
The bimonthly miniseries by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger and Doug Braithwaite continues! The conspiracy of villains has found a way to use Superman's powers against him. He's beyond control and there's only one solution - which may kill him!
On sale April 19 o 5 of 12 o 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

SOLO #10
Written by Damion Scott, Rob Markmam
and Jennifer Carcano
Art and cover by Scott
Fan favorite artist Damion Scott (BATGIRL, ROBIN) kicks into DC's cutting-edge series SOLO! This issue features five stories drawn and co-written by Damion, including a race between The Flash and Mr. Death, a day in the life of Superman, and a night on patrol in Gotham City with Robin and Batgirl!
On sale April 26 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US

Cover art:

Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray
Cover by Kitson
Learn more about the newest member of the Legion as the team tries to come to terms with the identity of this powerhouse blonde from the 21st century!
On sale April 26 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Joe Kubert
Art and cover by Kubert
On the road to Riga, Rock and Easy Co. bear witness to the horrific truths at the heart of WWII. Then, pushing forward with their package, the men of Easy are given further responsibility: a newborn child. That innocent life leads them into their fiercest battle yet - will it lead them to their deaths as well?
On sale April 19 o 4 of 6 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III
Does the debut of an incredible new superteam begin here…or is this the end of the line for the most bizarre group of heroes ever known? Fresh from their hit miniseries, seven unique and unlikely soldiers must join forces to save humanity from its own future! The only catch? They can never meet!
Klarion, Zatanna, The Manhattan Guardian, Bulleteer, Mister Miracle, Frankenstein and The Shining Knight return for the epic conclusion to the Seven Soldiers mega-series, as the apocalyptic threat of the Sheeda intensifies to a terrifying, unexpected climax.
Which of the Seven Soldiers will betray the others? Which two will cross paths? Who will find love at the end of the world? Who will change forever? Who will face the ultimate villain? And which Soldier will die?
For all the answers, and much, much more, don't miss SEVEN SOLDIERS #1!
On sale April 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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