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Advance-solicited • On sale March 24 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Wood •Art by Dean Ormston, Vasilis Lolos, Danijel Zezelj & Davide Gianfelice • Cover by Massimo Carnivale

Collecting NORTHLANDERS #9,10, 17-20! This collection explores everything from the art of Viking single combat to the role of women in the Viking world.


SCALPED #36

On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jason Aaron • Art by Davide Furno • Cover by Jock

Beginning a brand-new arc focusing on one of the reservation’s most mysterious characters: Red Crow’s right-hand man, Shunka. When Red Crow becomes embroiled in a feud with a rival Native American casino, Shunka is sent to sort out the mess…


THE UNWRITTEN #10

On sale February 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Mike Carey • Art by Peter Gross & Jimmy Broxton • Cover by Yuko Shimizu

The start of a new storyline! Tom Taylor discovers the true meaning of “out of the frying pan” as his escape from Donostia jail takes him to Stuttgart – in 1940! It’s a ghost city inhabited by the master liar of the Third Reich, Josef Goebbels, and a tortured soul who’s crying out for rescue – or death...


SWEET TOOTH #6

On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jeff Lemire • Art and cover by Jeff Lemire

“The new ‘must-read’ book.” – Geoff Johns

“Like a Coen brothers road trip drama… a fantastic post-apocalyptic comic.” – AM New York

“In Captivity” part 1! A new storyline begins for one of the most talked about new series. After the twisted conclusion to the previous issue, take a look back at the first days of the apocalypse and the lengths to which Jeppard is forced to go in order to survive. Plus, discover more details about the disturbing fate of the young hybrid boy Gus.


UNKNOWN SOLDIER # 17

On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Joshua Dysart • Art by Alberto Ponticelli • Cover by Dave Johnson

The world is becoming as hot as the barrel of a spent gun, and Moses feels it most of all. Now he’s making a mad play, falsely aligning himself with everyone in hopes of figuring out who killed the camp doctor before one of his new “friends” puts a bullet in his back.


UNKNOWN SOLDIER VOL. 2: EASY KILL TP

Advance-solicited• On sale March 17 • 200 pg, FC, $17.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Joshua Dysart • Art by Alberto Ponticelli & Pat Masioni • Cover by Dave Johnson

In this second volume, collecting issues #7-14 of the acclaimed series, a militant group makes the Unknown Soldier an offer: To focus the world’s attention on Africa’s problems, kill American celebrity Margaret Wells on Ugandan soil.


TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 6: GOUGE AWAY TP NEW EDITION

Advance-solicited•On sale March 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS

Written by Warren Ellis • Art by Darick Robertson, Rodney Ramos and others • Cover by Darick Robertson

Spider Jerusalem is hot on the trail of the horrifying truth behind the newly elected President’s campaign, all from issues #31-36.


Y: THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION BOOK THREE HC

Advance-solicited • On sale April 21 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian K. Vaughan • Art by Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka and Jose Marzan Jr.• Cover by Massimo Carnevale

In this collection of issues #24-36 of the Eisner Award-winning series, Yorick’s unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find that he has seemingly succumbed to the male-killing plague.


CMX
MY DARLING! MISS BANCHO VOL. 1

Written and illustrated by Mayu Fujikata

CMX. Souka and her mother are looking for a fresh start, so they move to a new place where no one knows them. Souka embraces the idea of starting over and leaves her private school days behind to enroll in the local tech academy. But the first day of school is nothing like she imagined it would be—she is the only girl around! Unfortunately, not everyone welcomes Souka with open arms, including the school leader. But when she takes him down in front of everyone, Souka becomes the new boss on campus!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 10 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


DEKA KYOSHI VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Tamio Baba

CMX/FLEX COMIX. A troubled student named Negishi is prone to fits of rage, but no one knows why. Will he be reformed before he really hurts someone? During Track and Field Day, Detective Toyama has to fight off two unsavory photographers who are at the school investigating the previous teacher’s death. Then, the entire class learns a lesson about teasing someone over a very private matter.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 24 • 5" x 7.375" • 162 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


KING OF CARDS VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Makoto Tateno

CMX. Final volume! Manami tries to apologize to Ko and explain why Araki, his rival for Manami’s affections, has the ring she lost. But Ko thinks he has it all figured out and that Manami has chosen Araki. The two rivals decide to have a CHAOS match to determine who will be with Manami once and for all—but the final showdown is interrupted when Manami has to be rushed to the hospital.

Advance-solicited; on sale March 31 • 5" x 7.375" • 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


OH! MY BROTHER VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Ken Saito

CMX. With all of the excitement surrounding the culture festival, Masago didn’t study at all for her tests. So, when the spirit of her brother Shiro offers to take the tests for her, she lets him. Now that Masago has perfect scores in every class, her teacher suggests she run for student council. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks this is a good idea and Masago becomes a target!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 31 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN +


THE LIZARD PRINCE VOL. 2

Written and illustrated by Asuka Izumi

CMX. Sienna returns home to the palace. His parents are delighted to have him back and are excited about his upcoming marriage to Princess Canary. At a ceremony for the couple, Prince Heath accidentally wipes out Sienna’s memories. Can Canary bring them back? And when Siennna later loses control of his transformations just before the wedding, will Canary have to marry a lizard after all?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 3 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US US • EVERYONE


FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 15

Written and illustrated by Yasuko Aoike

CMX. The saga of the Seventh Seal concludes! The Major fights the KGB over the black box, a device that will close the computer gap between the old Soviet Union and the west.When he’s critically injured, it looks like the Russians may get away. But the last laugh might be on them. Then get ready for a gothic ghost story, as Eroica visits a castle and falls in love with a statue!

Advance-solicited; on sale March 10 • 5" x 7.375" • 184 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 9

Written and illustrated by Banri Hidaka

CMX. Kazuha contends with the rivalry between the Sugimoto brothers. Maki, the one she’s in love with, resents Saki, the brother who teaches at Kazuha’s school—and the feeling may be mutual. Now we’ll learn how their mother blamed Maki for all of their family misfortunes and how a mysterious woman became involved in this family feud.Will all of this information affect Kazuha’s feelings toward Maki?

Advance-solicited; on sale March 17 • 5" x 7.375" • 192 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • TEEN


DC Direct
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: CATWOMAN BY STEVE RUDE

DESIGNED BY STEVE RUDE

SCULPTED BY KAREN PALINKO

Slinking her way into the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE line, Catwoman becomes the first female character and the third villain to join this popular series.

This classic rendition of Catwoman swinging a whip is an original design by artist Steve Rude and makes the perfect companion piece to Rude’s version of Batman in black and white.

The statue measures approximately 7.5” high x 4.75” wide x 3.25” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box. Limited edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 7, 2010 * Statue * $80 US
DC DYNAMICS: SUPERMAN STATUE

DESIGNED AND SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

DC Direct’s exquisite new statue gallery series, featuring dynamic interpretations of classic superheroes, continues!

Award-winning sculptor Tim Bruckner has transformed his original designs of the most recognizable DC heroes into some of the most outstanding, upscale statues DC Direct has ever produced. Each statue features a base that captures the character’s interaction with the surrounding environment.

The fourth in a series of six statues scheduled to be released in 2010, the Man of Steel rockets out of the Fortress of Solitude on his way to defend Metropolis.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 11.75” high x 6” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 14, 2010 * Statue * $195 US
BATMAN REBORN SERIES 1 ACTION FIGURES

In one of the most exciting, ongoing comics events in recent years, a cast of familiar characters assumes the mantle of the bat. And out of the events of BATMAN REBORN, a new generation of heroes rise!

Now don’t miss out on the action figures based on this award-winning, best-selling series, which includes both Azrael and Batgirl in their new costumes.

Includes:

* Batman: Jason Todd (6.65” h)

* Batman: Two-Face (6.7” h)

* Azrael (6.75” h)

* Batgirl (5.75” h)

4-color clamshell packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 14, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

Retailers, please note: Batman: Jason Todd, Batman: Two-Face, Azrael and Batgirl are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master case assortments. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.
DC CHRONICLES: AQUAMAN STATUE

SCULPTED BY TIM BRUCKNER

The King of the Seven Seas is the third statue in a series created to capture the original depictions of DC Comics’ most renowned heroes.

With his mega-watt grin and confident stance, the DC CHRONICLES: AQUAMAN STATUE captures the idealism that was present in comics of ol’, while featuring sculptural techniques of the modern day.

The DC Chronicles statue line has a consistent base, and the retro-style logo on the base further gives the piece a sense of the period from which it originated.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 7” high x 4.5” wide x 3.75” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 14, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US
CHRISTOPHER REEVE AS SUPERMAN STATUE

SCULPTED BY KAREN PALINKO

Available again!

It's the quintessential Man of Steel!

One of the most fondly remembered depictions of Superman is now available as a commemorative statue exclusively from DC Direct. Christopher Reeve strikes an iconic pose from the classic 1978 feature film Superman – the movie that made the world believe "a man could fly" and turned the actor into a star.

Standing atop an S-shield base, the CHRISTOPHER REEVE AS SUPERMAN STATUE is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 12.50" tall x 5.5" wide x 3.75" deep. (The base measures approximately .75" high x 6.5" diameter.)

The statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Manufactured to order. Limited to 4,000 pieces total.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 21, 2010 * Statue * $195 US

DC Comics will donate $15 from the sale of each “Christopher Reeve as Superman Statue” to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. For more information on the Foundation and to make a donation, please visit www.christopherreeve.org.
AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: SUPERGIRL (V.2) PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED AND SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS

Kara Zor-El can’t resist smiling at herself when she finds this side-view mirror on the streets of Metropolis.

Sure to be just as popular as the sold-out, original Ame-Comi version of Superman’s cousin, Supergirl (V.2) is a non-articulated PVC statue, standing approximately 8.75” tall, including a base and packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 21, 2010 * Statue * $60 US


AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: STEEL PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY DUSTIN NGUYEN

SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS

There’s no messing with the newest heroine to join the AME-COMI series!

Between her high-tech, armored costume and her trademark hammer that can replicate the powers of Superman, Natasha Jasmine Irons, daughter of the original Steel, means business!

The limited-edition, non-articulated, approximately 8.25” high PVC statue comes with a base, is packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook and is manufactured to order.


HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BIZARRO BUST

DESIGNED BY GARY FRANK

SCULPTED BY JEAN ST. JEAN

Superman’s “imperfect duplicate” is the latest villain to infiltrate the HEROES OF THE DC UNIVERSE bust line!

Designed by New York Times best-selling artist Gary Frank, this bust features Kent Clark wearing his trademark “Bizarro #1” medallion while posed atop a base of his cube-shaped home planet, Htrae. The bust is hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain, measures approximately 6” high x 5” wide x 3” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 21, 2010 * Bust * $70 US
SUPERMAN (KINGDOM COME) 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

For the first time ever in this popular product line, the 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure body has been extensively modified to reflect the unique style of a particular artist – Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come Superman.

Dressed in the trademark Kingdom Come S-shield-style costume, this version of Superman closely resembles Ross’ art from the legendary miniseries KINGDOM COME and the epic “THY KINGDOM COME” in physique, expression and dress.

The figure features 28 points of articulation, is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel and includes a display stand. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 28, 2010 * Collector figure * $99.99 US
DC COVER ART REPRODUCTION PRINT: ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN

Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams

Own a piece of comics history!

DC Direct is proud to offer this stunning, museum-quality display piece featuring art by award-winning artist Jim Lee.

The artist’s process of creating the image of Batman and Robin on the cover of ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN #9 is chronicled here on an acid-free, double-matted authentic DC Comics artboard, perfect for framing. A facsimile of Lee’s original pencil art appears beside a reproduction of the final, printed cover, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Jim Lee himself is also included.

The entire piece measures approximately 20” high x 24” wide and is packaged in a self-shipping box. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 28, 2010 * Cover Art Reproduction * $125 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRISIS ON TWO EARTHS OWLMAN DVD MAQUETTE

SCULPTED BY DEREK MILLER

“You people are my world’s last hope.” — President Lex Luthor

In a parallel universe, the lone survivor of Earth’s Justice League – Lex Luthor – travels through other-world dimensions to join forces with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and J’onn J’onzz in a desperate attempt to save his world and his people. But the villainous Crime Syndicate controlled by Ultraman, Owlman and Superwoman will stop at nothing to maintain their domination. It will take wits, might and a sacrifice to defeat these unforgiving enemies in the spectacular DC Universe Original Animated Movie. Two Earths, two Leagues and one epic battle collide for a thrilling experience that will leave viewers breathless!

This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Owlman is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths!

Measuring approximately 9.2” tall x 5.5” wide x 8.75” deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Limited edition of 4000! *Quantities may be allocated.

On sale February 24, 2010 * Statue *$99.99 US
DC Unlimited
DC Unlimited is DC Comics’ brand of authentic collectibles based on the world’s greatest pop-culture characters and stories.

DC Unlimited products, created by DC Direct, are sold through multiple distribution channels worldwide, including specialty stores, comics shops and mass market retailers.


WORLD OF WARCRAFT PREMIUM SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURES

WORLD OF WARCRAFT is the massively multiplayer online role-playing game with over 11.5 million devoted subscribers, and its characters are captured in 3-D by DC Unlimited!

Includes:

* Gnome Warlock: Valdremar (3.25” h) with Voidwalker ‘Voyd’ (6” h)

* Orc Warchief: Thrall (10.25” h – with arm raised)

Advance-solicited; on sale July 7, 2010 * Action Figures * PI


WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES

Includes:

* Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard (5” h)

* Forsaken Queen: Sylvanas Windrunner (7.5” h)

* Goblin Tinker: Gibzz Sparklighter (8.5” h)

Advance-solicited; on sale July 14, 2010 * Action Figures * PI

Retailers, please note: Gnome Warlock: Valdremar with Voidwalker Voyd, Orc Warchief: Thrall, Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard, Forsaken Queen: Sylvanas Windrunner and Goblin Tinker: Gibzz Sparklighter are intended for individual sale to consumers, but are sold to retailers in inner and master cases. Consult your Retailer Order Form for packaging and pricing details. These products are being offered simultaneously beyond the comic-book specialty market.
HEAVENLY SWORD: NARIKO ACTION FIGURE

A DRAMATIC TALE OF REVENGE...

When an invading King destroys the warrior clan that guards the Heavenly Sword, the clan leader’s daughter, Nariko, embarks on a quest for vengeance. The fiery red-haired heroine must now pay the ultimate price as she embarks on one last mission against the King and his army before her life is finally and irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword….

* Nariko (6.125” to top of head)

Advance-solicited; on sale July 28, 2010 * Action Figure * PI
TWISTED METAL: SWEET TOOTH ACTION FIGURE

Every year the mysterious Calypso holds his Twisted Metal contest. Contestants use cars, trucks, motorcycles, semi trucks, and helicopters — all armed with the latest weapons and deadliest gadgets — to compete in this savage demolition derby of carnage and death. All Twisted Metal drivers have one thing in common: they are insane. And none is as crazy as Sweet Tooth! Is he simply a serial killer with a penchant for sugary treats? Or is he perhaps a force of nature… a force of evil rather than an actual man.

* Sweet Tooth (6.75” to top of head)

Advance-solicited; on sale July 28, 2010 * Action Figure * PI


IMAGE COMICS
CHOKER #1

story BEN McCOOL

art & cover BEN TEMPLESMITH

FEBRUARY 10

32 PAGES / FC $3.99

ISSUE ONE: PAIN—Industry superstar BEN TEMPLESMITH teams up with writer BEN McCOOL for this deliciously skewed tale of hardboiled noir. Johnny “Choker” Jackson, once one of Shotgun City’s most promising police officers, is a bitter private detective with a terrible case of Alien Hand Syndrome. But he’s unexpectedly been offered a job back on the force: provided he can nail a twisted drug dealer selling a very exclusive product, that is…

RETAILER WARNING: MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES
SPAWN #200

story TODD MCFARLANE & ROBERT KIRKMAN

art TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI & GUESTS

cover TODD MCFARLANE, GREG CAPULLO, DAVID FINCH, JIM LEE, ROB LIEFELD, MARC SILVESTRI & ASHLEY WOOD

FEBRUARY 24

48 PAGES / FC $3.99

SPAWN 200 ARRIVES! In June of 1992 the first issue of TODD McFARLANE's SPAWN hit bookshelves in record numbers. Now, 17 years later, the new Spawn, Jim Downing, comes head to head with the biggest enemy of the Spawn universe, with his new sidekick Clown. Can this dynamite duo team up long enough to survive the return of a ruthless Spawn villain? And what happens when GOD gets into the action? This double-sized issue is jam packed with over a dozen of comic's greatest creative talents. SPAWN #200 features the long awaited return of TODD MCFARLANE and GREG CAPULLO to interior artwork!

RETAILER NOTE: This issue ships with ten covers. For every 10 copies of the six Standard Covers (by TODD McFARLANE, DAVID FINCH, JIM LEE, ROB LIEFELD, MARC SILVESTRI & ASHLEY WOOD), retailers may purchase one Variant Cover by GREG CAPULLO. For every 25 copies of the main cover, retailers may purchase one B&W Variant Cover by JIM LEE. For every 50 copies of the main cover, retailers may purchase one B&W Variant Cover by TODD McFARLANE. For every 100 copies of the main cover, retailers may purchase one B&W Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH. See order form for further details.


HAUNT #5

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art GREG CAPULLO, RYAN OTTLEY & TODD McFARLANE

covers TODD MCFARLANE (75%) & RYAN OTTLEY (25%)

FEBRURY 3

32 PAGES / FC $2.99

THE FIRST STORY-ARC OF MCFARLANE & KIRKMAN’S HAUNT CONCLUDES! More is revealed involving Kurt’s death, and it puts Daniel and Kurt at odds once again. A mole is exposed within The Agency and Haunt must come to a decision involving his future. Do not miss the stunning end to the introductory arc of this hot new series.

RETAILER NOTE: This issue ships with three covers. For every 25 copies of the Standard Cover (by TODD McFARLANE), retailers may purchase one B&W Variant Cover by TODD McFARLANE. See order form for further details.


IMAGE UNITED #0

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art ERIK LARSEN, RYAN OTTLEY & WHILCE PORTACIO

cover ERIK LARSEN & WHILCE PORTACIO

FEBRUARY 24

32 PAGES / FC $2.99

PRELUDE TO THE CROSSOVER EVENT OF THE CENTURY! Meet FORTRESS, the exciting new character created by WHILCE PORTACIO for IMAGE UNITED! He’s trapped in a suit that gives him seemingly limitless power that he can barely control, which leads to a confrontation with the Image Universe’s favorite cop: Savage Dragon!
INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1

story ROBERT KIRKMAN

art RYAN OTTLEY, CORY WALKER & FCO PLASCENCIA

covers DAVID FINCH, DARWYN COOKE, ERIK LARSEN & RYAN OTTLEY

FEBRUARY 17

40 PAGES / FC $3.99

AT LONG LAST, INVINCIBLE RETURNS TO HIS ORIGINAL COSTUME! After the shocking events of the Invincible War and the cataclysmic battle with Conquest, Invincible is ready to turn the page to a bold new era: just in time for THE VILTRUMITE WAR, starting in next month’s INVINCIBLE #71! This special self-contained issue will bring readers new and old up to speed on everyone’s favorite superhero comic. If you’ve never read INVINCIBLE, now is the time to dive in! And if you’ve been reading since the beginning: You know it’s all been leading up to this moment! Either way, hold onto your hats!

RETAILER NOTE: This issue ships with four covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Cover (by DAVID FINCH), retailers may purchase one Variant Cover by DARWYN COOKE. For every 25 copies of the Standard Cover, retailers may purchase one Variant Cover by ERIK LARSEN & RYAN OTTLEY. For every 50 copies of the Standar Cover, retailers may purchase one B&W Variant Cover by DAVID FINCH. See order form for further details.




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