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Subj: April 2008 Solicits: Grundy v. Bizarro, Super Friends Showcased and Bizarro Adventures in the Eighth Grade?
Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 at 08:13:52 pm EST (Viewed 210 times)


You know the drill:

TRINITY #44-48
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley & Art Thibert, Mike Norton & Ande Parks, Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens and Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher
Covers by Shane Davis & John Dell and Jesus Merino
Earth – and all of reality – is under assault from space, magic forces, other dimensions and more! But if Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman changed forever, does it mean salvation for everybody else – or disaster? The Trinity leads DC's heroes and some surprising allies in a sprawling battle to save reality! Featuring Krona, Morgaine Le Fey, the Crime Syndicate, Despero, Enigma, the JLA and loads of other DC heroes and villains!
Issue #44 on sale April 1; issue #45 on sale April 8; issue #46 on sale April 15; issue #47 on sale April 22, issue #48 on sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #2
Written by James Robinson & Greg Rucka
Art by Pete Woods
Cover by Gary Frank
Variant cover by Pete Woods
Superman thought that joining his people on New Krypton would allow him to ease some of the tension between Earth and his people, but lately nothing’s been easy for the Man of Steel! Alura still shows no signs of becoming the kind of leader Superman wants her to be. The people of New Krypton still don’t understand the responsibilities that come with their new abilities. And as for Zod? Superman doesn’t even know where to start with Zod. All The Man of Steel knows is that he can’t be trusted. And Zod is about to prove Superman right.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Gary Frank), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Pete Woods). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 8 • 2 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

ACTION COMICS #876
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Eddy Barrows & Ruy Jose
Cover by Andrew Robinson
Enter: Ursa!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN #687
Written by James Robinson
Art by Renato Guedes & Wilson Magalháes
Cover by Andrew Robinson
Mon-El has agreed to be Metropolis’s new champion – unfortunately Metropolis wants nothing to do with him! In the wake of the events in the “New Krypton” saga, Mon-El faces fierce anti-Kryptonian sentiments from a city that assumes he’s Kryptonian. Oh, and there’s also the not-so-small problem of Rampage. Meanwhile, the Guardian and his Science Police must deal with the Prankster’s new wave of murderous fun. And Black Lightning and Steel face the repercussions of a world without Superman.
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERGIRL #40
Written by Sterling Gates
Art by Jamal Igle & Jon Sibal
Cover by Joshua Middleton
“Who is Superwoman?” part 4! Following last issue, Supergirl must decide what to do with a shocking piece of information that casts all of “New Krypton” in a new light! Meanwhile, Lois begins putting together clues regarding the body found in Metropolis Harbor and the strange message it was broadcasting.
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN #58-59
Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Mike Johnson
Art and cover by Whilce Portacio & Richard Friend
Part 2 and 3 of "Nanopolis”! Guest writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning join Mike Johnson and superstar artist Whilce Portacio (WETWORKS, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL) to take you to a place The World's Finest heroes have never been before! In issue #58, Batman risks everything to save The Man of Steel, but can even his newest Bat-technology help against an unprecedented threat? And in issue #59, it’s an out-of-control Superman vs. The Dark Knight, with the lives of both men hanging in the balance! Look out for two issues in one month to conclude “Nanopolis”!
Issue #58 on sale April 15; issue #59 on sale April 29
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #35
Written by Peter J. Tomasi
Art and cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman
Variant cover by Rodolfo Migliari
Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! “Emerald Eclipse” continues as a Red Lantern escapes out of its sciencell and ignites a riot on Oa, forcing Guy, Kyle, Kilowog and Voz to try and prevent the ultimate jailbreak. Meanwhile, Sodam Yat and Arisia arrive on Daxam to stop Mongul and the Sinestro Corps. But how can they hope to stop an entire Corps? Plus: Sinestro arrives on Korugan in search of his daughter!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Patrick Gleason & Rebecca Buchman), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Rodolfo Migliari). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #32
Written by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Ed Benes & Rob Hunter
While the team struggles with the aftermath of dissolution, the cosmic force known as Starbreaker sets out to ravage the earth for a hidden source of unimaginable power. But with the team facing its own crisis, who will stand in his way?
On sale April 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #26
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Nathan Massengill
Covers by Alex Ross
Featuring three painted covers by Alex Ross depicting the entire Justice Society of America! In a very special day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled “Black Adam Ruined My Birthday,” the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own – Stargirl! Don’t miss this momentous issue.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers by Alex Ross that can be ordered separately. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale April 29 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SOLOMON GRUNDY #2
Written by Scott Kolins
Art and cover by Scott Kolins
Christened on a Tuesday! Writer/artist Scott Kolins (FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES REVENGE, THE FLASH) brings you the exclusive first-ever Solomon Grundy battle with Bizarro! The two monsters smash through Gotham City in a stirring, mind-blowing death match you’ll have to see to believe! Plus: Witness more of the origin of Cyrus Gold as he begins his evil destiny by committing his first horrid murder. Will Cyrus ultimately uncover who murdered him and unravel the Solomon Grundy curse forever?
On sale April 8 • 2 of 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STRANGE ADVENTURES #2
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Manuel Garcia & Al Milgrom and Jim Starlin & Rob Hunter
Cover by Jim Starlin and Rob Hunter
Adam Strange discovers that someone – or something – is stealing stars. But no one believes him! Has Adam gone crazy? Meanwhile, Comet remains in hiding until the arrival of a very unexpected visitor while Bizarro tries putting an end to a senseless war.
On sale April 1 • 2 of 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

BOOSTER GOLD: 52 PICK-UP TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
Booster Gold is back in this softcover volume collecting BOOSTER GOLD #1-6 as the Super Hero from tomorrow must repair the timeline of the DC Universe to earn membership in the Justice League of America!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

FINAL CRISIS HC
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, Marco Rudy, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Cover by J.G. Jones
The year’s most mind-blowing event is collected in this spectacular new hardcover featuring FINAL CRISIS #1-7! What happens when evil wins? That’s the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, BATMAN) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (BLACK ADAM), this event defined the DCU and the New Gods for the 21st century and beyond!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US

THE FLASH PRESENTS: MERCURY FALLING TP
Written by Todd Dezago
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Eric Battle, John Stokes, Prentis Rollins and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
In this classic story from IMPULSE #62-67, featuring art by Ethan Van Sciver, Max Mercury discovers that his connection to the speed force has been severed. Now, it’s up to Impuse to save his mentor and surrogate father.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

THE HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE NEW PRINTING TP
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by George Pérez and Karl Kesel
Cover by Alex Ross
Don’t miss this new printing of the definitive history of the DC Universe. Featuring virtually every character in the DC Universe, this tale takes us from the dawn of creation to the end of recorded history and lays the foundation for adventures to come.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 13 • 104 pg, FC , $12.99 US

JLA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land, Val Semeiks and others
Cover by Howard Porter & John Dell
Collecting stories from JLA #10-17, PROMETHEUS #1 and JLA/WILDCATS in Deluxe format, this volume features the Justice League facing off against Lex Luthor's newly assembled Injustice Gang while the fate of the Earth itself hangs in the balance.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 24 • 320 pg, FC, $29.99 US

RANN/THANAGAR HOLY WAR VOL. 1 TP
Written by Jim Starlin
Art by Ron Lim, Jim Starlin, Rob Hunter and Al Milgrom
Cover by Ron Lim and Rob Hunter
The star-spanning adventure from issues #1-4 of the cosmic miniseries and HAWKMAN SPECIAL #1 features Adam Strange, Hawkman, Captain Comet and more. Can our heroes stop the nefarious Lady Styx from turning the entire universe into her own congregation?
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPER FRIENDS VOL. 1 TP
Written by E. Nelson Bridwell and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Ric Estrada, Vince Colletta, Ramona Fradon, Bob Smith and Kurt Schaffenberger
Cover by Alex Toth
The superstars of the 1970s animated adventures star in this new, bargain-priced volume collecting SUPER FRIENDS #1-24!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 27 • 448 pg, B&W, $9.99 US

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: FINEST WORLDS HC
Written by Michael Green and Mike Johnson
Art by Ed Benes, Rafael Albuquerque, Rags Morales and John Dell
Cover by Rags Morales
Collecting three titanic tales from SUPERMAN/BATMAN #50-56! First up, it’s the untold story of how Superman’s dad and Batman’s father had a fateful meeting many years ago! Then, the Li’I League is on the scene as miniature versions of the JLA find their way into the DCU! It’s up to Superman, Batman and their peers to keep the tykes from destroying everything in their path. And in the third story, The Man of Steel’s powers find a new home in the body of The Dark Knight. Now Batman possesses incredible Kryptonian abilities while Superman stands powerless. How will they adjust physically and psychologically to these bizarre changes? And will Batman’s new absolute powers corrupt him absolutely?
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD TP
Written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, Otto Binder, E. Nelson Bridwell and John Byrne
Art by Eric Powell, Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, John Byrne and others
Cover by Eric Powell
The dynamic writing team of Geoff Johns and Richard Donner joins artist Eric Powell (The Goon) for "Escape from Bizarro World," a 3-part story in which Bizarro returns to kidnap one of the most important people in Superman's life. But what does the twisted, ersatz Man of Steel want? The only way to find out is to travel to the enemy's home: Bizarro World! Also included in this volume are classic tales of Bizarro from SUPERMAN #140, DC COMICS PRESENTS #71 and MAN OF STEEL #5!
Advance-solicited; on sale May 6 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPERMAN: ENDING BATTLE TP
Written by Geoff Johns, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz and Joe Kelly
Art by Pascual Ferry, Duncan Rouleau and others
Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
When the villainous Manchester Black uncovers Clark Kent’s secret identity, it sets in motion one of the hardest days in Superman’s life. Collects stories from SUPERMAN #185-186, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #608-609, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #130-131 and ACTION COMICS #795-796.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US

SUPER FRIENDS #14
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Scott Shaw! & Terry Beatty
Cover by J. Bone
When the alien Kanjar Ro invades Earth, he freezes all humans so that they won’t mess with him – including the Super Friends! What he doesn’t know is that he’s about to face resistance from their super best friends – the Super Pets!
On sale April 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE EIGHTH GRADE #5
Written by Landry Q. Walker
Art and cover by Eric Jones
It’s graduation day, and things couldn’t be more complicated! The whole gang is here, and the cosmic craziness is about to get way out of hand!
On sale April 1 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US

TINY TITANS: ADVENTURES IN AWESOMENESS TP
Written by Art Baltazar and Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
Check in on the young, adorable heroes of Sidekick Elementary as they head into space, get their report cards, transform into monkeys, fall in love and more! Collecting issues #7-12 of the monthly comic.
Advance-solicited; on sale May 20 • FC, 144 pg, $12.99 US

<BLACKEST NIGHT spoiler> (swipe to read)
BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES
DC Direct is proud to produce action figures for the event of the summer – the beginning of the highly anticipated “Blackest Night” storyline!
Included in this series are Earth-2 Superman, the first member of the lifeless, emotionless, Black Lanterns to be revealed; Boodikka, the veteran corpsman who was among the first to become a member of the Green Lantern Corps’ own policing unit, the Alpha Lanterns; Saint Walker, the first member of the Blue Lantern Corps, which champions hope in the universe; and Atrocitus, Abin Sur’s killer and the first to utilize the power of blood and rage to become a member of the Red Lantern Corps, which is out to destroy both the Sinestro and Green Lantern Corps!
Black Lantern Earth-2 Superman 6.75” h
Blue Lantern Saint Walker 7.25” h
Alpha Lantern Boodikka 6.75” h
Red Lantern Atrocitus 7.25” h
All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. The Saint Walker and Atrocitus figures include lantern accessories, and the Boodikka figure comes with a removable face plate.
4-color clamshell blister card packaging.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 30, 2009 * Action Figures * PI

</end BLACKEST NIGHT spoiler>

HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SUPERMAN BUST
DESIGNED BY CARLOS PACHECO
SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN
The Man of Steel becomes the latest addition to the new HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of busts!
In one of his most iconic poses, Superman demonstrates his titanic strength! The base of the bust is inspired by Metropolis and complements both the Adam Hughes and Terry Dodson Supergirl Busts from the WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line.
This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust measures approximately 5.75” high x 5” wide x 2” deep, is packaged in a 4-color box and is manufactured to order.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 2, 2009 * Bust * $70 US

THE VINYLIZATION OF THE DC UNIVERSE CONTINUES!
Superman is the second character to join the new line of stylized vinyl UNI-FORMZâ„¢, inspired by the red-hot designer toy phenomenon!
This exciting new version of the Man of Steel is a must-have for collectors of contemporary toy design, as well as fans of Superman.
Three unique versions of Superman are available – the classic version in his traditional blue and red outfit and, based on the popular event “The Death and Return of Superman,” the Cyborg variant and the Kryptonian Life-Suit variant!
Don’t miss out! These toys are extremely limited and once they are sold out, DC Direct will not produce these styles again!In keeping with the tradition of designer toys, rarity of certain incarnations are the norm. The Superman variants (Cyborg and Kryptonian Life-Suit) will be produced in far lower quantities.
These limited-edition vinyl UNI-FORMZ™ Superman figures each feature 12 points of articulation, stand approximately 8” tall and are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.
Advance-solicited; on sale September 9, 2009 * Vinyl * PI




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