Most mornings it seems that I wake up with a song in my head, and today was no different. Only today I don't know where the song came from. It's "Two Less Lonely People In The World" by Air Supply. Go figure.


Bang Bang

Busy Weekend

This whole weekend was GO GO GO GO GO. Now it's over and I'm sad.

Saturday I got up at 5:30 am to get ready for work. Saturday overtime is pretty good because no one is there. The office was FREEZING, which is odd because it's usually too warm. When I got home from work, Ken said he needs to run errands and would I like to go. I said yes. We went to apply for my passport, he had some returns to make, we stopped at a travel agent, went to lunch, bought cat food for Ollie and then home. Started laundry. I then went out for a walk, vegged out in front of the computer and then finally in bed with a stack of comics.

Today started off pretty quietly. Went for my walk early, mowed the grass, did more laundry, read the paper, caught up on all my backlogged tv shows. Then Ken asked if I was willing to drive to Kingston to go shopping for underpants for him. So we did, drove around Woodstock, then stopped for dinner before hitting the road home. It's been a full weekend. All I have left to do is go through my mail bucket and maybe sew up a pair of shorts with a small hole. Then bed. I'm so ready for bed already.

And tomorrow it all starts again.....


Passport Fun

I went and applied for my passport today. Ken's been on my case about it for years now. But we may actually have need for passports next year, so it's time to get one. The line at the post office was short, but was slower than shit. When we got there, there was a family of four in the process of applying for theirs. They must have taken a half an hour from when we got there. Next up was a family who was unprepared and ended up leaving without completing the process. Then there was the unfortunate girl who wanted to renew hers. She was a complete DORK. I felt so bad for her. Next up was the family I was in line behind. They're going on a cruise in three weeks and thought this might be a good time to apply for the passport their daughter is going to need to travel. Three weeks. And they failed to understand that their paperwork isn't even going to be looked at by the Department of State for at least a month. The mother was giving the post office clerk shit about it. What the hell could the postal worker do? Nothing. Anyone who doesn't know that the passport processing is easily six months behind doesn't deserve to travel. Plus, these people were just plain ugly and had no control over their two children. They annoyed the shit out of me. Is it wrong for me to secretly hope they can't go on their cruise in three weeks? Oh, and they gave the postal worker shit because she took the daughter's birth certificate to put with the application. Clearly the parents already have their passports. They had to submit their birth certificates when they applied. I have no patience for stupid people.

All in all, we were at the post office for an hour and a half. But the passport has been applied for and in theory, I should have it by Thanksgiving.



I'm on day 11 of not drinking soda. I think this may be the longest stretch I've even gone without it. And I'm not losing my mind.



Crappy Day

The day started kind of crappy when Ken and I snapped at each other as we were leaving for work.

Then it got worse when he ended up in the emergency room (again). Carol called from the airport to tell Ken he needs to pick her car up from the airport. There's a spare key at her house. So after work he goes to her house and as he's about to turn into her driveway, some asshole rear ends him. He ended up in the emergency room for a few hours. Looks like it's basically whiplash. He's gonna hurt like a bitch tomorrow, but for now he's asleep on the couch, all hopped up on goofballs. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.


Caught In The Act

As I mentioned yesterday, Ollie had a little bit of fun with a roll of paper towels.


Bits and Pieces

* Weigh in today was a good one. I was at 235, the lowest I've charted yet. I'm 5 pounds away from my next goal. I want to be 230 in time for vacation. Also, I was 230 when Ken and I got together 13 years ago (even though I put down 225 in my personal ad.) I just hope I can stay at 235 for my next weigh in. I think I'll be up because I had some pretty shitty eating habits this week. Plus, I've managed to avoid soda for the last 6 days, but that's going to come to an end tomorrow. That's not going to help much. And, I just got home from Cheesecake Factory. Since I've hardly had anything to eat this weekend, I said 'fuck it' and got a piece of the Hot Fudge Sundae Cheesecake. I think there were more calories in that single slice of cake than I've had in the last three days. :-)

* I went clothes shopping yesterday. I need new shorts in the worst kind of way. Sure, I've got plenty, but they're all too big. I picked up three pairs, got them home and tried them on. They were too big. It's the first time I've been clothes shopping in a year. The last time I bought pants or shorts, I bought waist size 44. Yesterday I bought size 40, thinking they would it. Nope. I'm down to a 38 (until the cheesecake settles....) I was so thrilled that I went out bought another pair when I exchanged the bigger ones. And I'm extra thrilled because it's so much easier to find size 38 than it is 40. I'll be able to buy in the regular people store. Pants, at least. I still need tall sizes for shirts.

* At simpsonsmovie.com you can create your own Simpsons version of yourself. Here is mine.

*Idiot me left a roll of paper towels on the floor last night and woke up this morning to it shredded. Ollie loves shredding paper towels and toilet paper. I should be mad at him, but I'm just mad at myself.

* Big Brother starts in 5 minutes. I'll start watching it at 8:30. The dvr is a wonderful thing. I know this won't appear until Tuesday's show, but I'm beyond thrilled at the winner of the POV this week.

*I just read that the Sci-Fi Channel is going to be showing Torchwood starting soon. I've watched the whole first series already, but I'm still kind of excited by this.

* I bought this used off of amazon.com for $1.50. It arrived on Saturday. I'm thrilled.

* This wasn't a very productive weekend, but I feel like I got more done than usual. The weather was amazing, too. I sat out in the back yard for a while with a stack of comics, soaking up the sun and reading. Sunday afternoons are meant for this.

* I've stepped my walking back up a little. The neuroma issue I have in both feet seems to have subsided for now. I don't know if it's the fact that I've lost weight or the weather has been good (bad weather seems to make them act up) or my new shoes are really the right ones for me.... I'm still not back up to walking as much as I was at my peak, but I'm getting there. Also, my carpal tunnel hasn't been bothering me much at all lately. I'm just so damn happy my body isn't giving me anything to bitch and moan about. My wrists seem to be weather sensitive, too, so maybe it is the decent weather that's contributing to the lack of pain?

* I know there were other things I wanted to write about, but I've since forgotten them. They'll come to me tonight just as I'm about to doze off.


Comics In My Future

This week both DC and Marvel announced their lines of books coming out in October. I've gone through the solicitations and have listed out what I'm potentially going to buy. It seems like there's a lot more stuff than usual coming out, so I may have to cut some things due to budgetary concerns, but if I don't have to, here's my full DC & Marvel pull list.

Story by Paul Dini
Breakdowns by Keith Giffen
30 script by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; art by Jesus Saiz
29 script by Adam Beechen; art by Carlos Magno
28 script by Tony Bedard; art by Al Barrionuevo
27 script by Sean McKeever; art by Manuel Garcia
26 script by Paul Dini; art by Tom Derenick
Covers 30-27 by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund; Cover 26 by J.G. Jones
Karate Kid confronts Brother Eye! Jimmy Olsen is grabbed by Forager! Shadowpact tries to subdue an out-of-control Mary Marvel! The Crime Syndicate, the Extremists and Monarch gather against the Challengers! Holly and Harley arrive on Paradise Island — and begin their “training”! A lucky coin-toss might have Two-Face save Piper and Trickster from Checkmate! And who is the mysterious— but funny — Jokester? Oh, and Mister Mxyzptlk explains it all!
Plus, more DC villains origin back-up stories written by Scott Beatty, including Zod, Deadshot & Two-Face. The COUNTDOWN continues!
COUNTDOWN 30 on sale October 3 • COUNTDOWN 29 on sale October 10
COUNTDOWN 28 on sale October 17 • COUNTDOWN 27 on sale October 24
COUNTDOWN 26 on sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US COUNTDOWN 26 on sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Steve Gerber and Matt Sturges
Art by Justiniano & Walden Wong and Stephen Segovia
Cover by Paul Gulacy
Doctor Fate faces a steep learning curve when it comes to mastering his new powers. Uneasy lies the head who wears the helmet when he faces “The Devourer of Souls” in Las Vegas! Plus, Eclipso has discovered Plastic Man’s weak point: attacking him through his son, the Titan known as “The Offspring!”
On sale October 24 • 2 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Adam Beechen and Justin Gray
Art by Eddy Barrows & Julio Ferreiro and
Fabrizio Fiorentino
Cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
Starfire’s powers are still in flux, leaving her defenseless against a new evil that’s plaguing Earth! And elsewhere in the multiverse, Forerunner faces off against the heroes of sorcerous world that include mystic versions of Batman and Superman.
On sale October 31 • 3 of 8 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Jamal Igle & Rob Hunter
Cover by Tony S. Daniel
Learn the origin of the newest Challenger from Beyond, from the world where the heroes are villains. But what does that make the bad guys? Can even the Challengers make things right?
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WRITTEN by Bill Morrison
Art by Scott Shaw! & Al Gordon
Cover by Shaw! & Morrison
The Zoo Crew is back in a 3-issue COUNTDOWN tie-in miniseries! Captain Carrot reunites the team to face a threat that begins at the “Sandy Eggo Comic-Con” and quickly menaces the entire world ! The gang’s all here: Fastback, Pig-Iron, Yankee Poodle, American Eagle, Alley-Kat-Abra, and the Captain himself, taking on the Salamandroid!
On sale October 10 • 1 of 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Paul Dini
Art by Don Kramer & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Simone Bianchi
This special issue of DETECTIVE COMICS features two of Gotham’s recently reformed rogues: Harley Quinn and the Riddler! Readers who have enjoyed Harley’s role in COUNTDOWN will take special pleasure in this story as they learn how she became involved in the Amazonian Women’s Help Center.
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WRITTEN by Tony Bedard
Art by Koi Turnbull & Art Thibert
Cover by Turnbull
Variant Cover by Ryan Sook
Tony Bedard (BIRDS OF PREY, COUNTDOWN) and Koi Turnbull (Fathom) launch a bold new direction for the DCU’s misfit heroes! The rules have changed all over the DC Universe — but for the Outsiders, they’re still just things that were made to be broken!
It’s a fresh game of dirty pool for the Outsiders as the Dark Knight sends his new team to the frontlines of a massive assault on metahumans. Batman and the Outsiders must fight even dirtier than their enemies...and risk becoming the supervillains they despise!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Koi Turnbull) ordered, retailers may order 1 Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Order Form for more details.
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WRITTEN by Judd Winick
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang
Variant cover by Chiang
The new Green Arrow/Black Canary team investigates the shocking results of the Wedding of the Century in an all-new adventure that brings the Star City-crossed
lovers together!
Retailers please note: Issue#1 will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Cliff Chiang) ordered, retailers may order 1 Variant Edition (also featuring a cover by Chiang). Please see the Order Form for more details.
On sale October 10 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

WRITTEN by Jim Starlin
Art and covers by Starlin & Matt Banning
Variant cover issue #1 by Ryan Sook
The title says it all! For months now readers have witnessed the unimaginable and unthinkable as New Gods across the DCU have seemingly died, with Lightray’s death in COUNTDOWN the biggest of them all. Now, the carnage continues but the mystery and adventure is just beginning! Jim Starlin — master of the cosmic odyssey — writes and illustrates this epic tale of death and destruction on a scale never seen before. With a cast of hundreds and cameos by the entire DCU, this intergalactic 8-part series cannot be missed!
Retailers please note: Issue #1 will ship with two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Jim Starlin & Matt Banning) ordered, retailers may order 1 Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Ryan Sook). Please see the Order Form for more details.
Issue #1 on sale October 17; issue #2 on sale October 31 • 1 and 2 of 8 • 40 pg,
FC, $3.50 US

WRITTEN by Greg Rucka
Art by Tom Mandrake
Cover by John Van Fleet
A Monk of the Dark Faith is moving through the DCU, seeding evil in his wake, as he prepares for a final, potentially devastating act. Trailing him is The Question, who seeks to save the life of the author of a best-selling expose about the Dark Faith. But is The Question simply playing a part in a much larger game? All will be revealed when The Lesson of Deceit is foretold.
On sale October 31 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WRITTEN by Dan Jurgens
Art by Jurgens & Jesse Delperdang
Covers by Kevin Nowlan
DC’s new series of Year One miniseries continues with the origin of the Outsiders’ resident shape-shifter, Metamorpho, featuring story and art by Dan Jurgens (Death of Superman, Booster Gold) and Jesse Delperdang (Batman, Batgirl) with covers by renowned artist Kevin Nowlan (Superman vs. Aliens, Tomorrow Stories)!
Adventurer Rex Mason is a star — as the host of the reality series Treasure Quest, he travels the world on the hunt for the world’s hidden riches, and it’s all to help line the pockets of one of the world’s richest men: Simon Stagg. When Mason’s latest quest leads him to Egypt to recover the mysterious Orb of Ra, his life will be forever changed. What other surprises are in store? Find out in Metamorpho Year One!
Issue #1 on sale October 3; issue #2 on sale October 17
1 and 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WRITTEN by Frank Tieri
Art and cover by J. Calafiore
This 8-part epic explores the underbelly of the DC Universe and ties in to COUNTDOWN! Frank Tieri and COUNTDOWN’s
J. Calafiore team up to deliver an action-packed tale that features Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Batwoman and just about every other Gotham guest-star imaginable. As more and more evildoers seemingly disappear into thin air, Gotham City finds itself in the midst of a villainous vacuum. Who will rise to commandeer the remainder of Gotham’s rogues? As several factions scramble to stake their claim, Batman and friends strategize a counter-attack!
On sale October 24 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Peter Milligan
Art and cover by Max Fiumara
One of Lex Luthor’s Everyman kids has turned into a serial killer, and he’s leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. And if that weren’t enough for John Henry Irons to deal with, a member of Infinity Inc. has gone missing and is possibly dead! A frantic search brings special guest-star Superman in to help, with the trail leading John straight to Luthor’s former bodyguard Hope! All the while John must track down the former members of Infinity Inc. to regroup in order to stop the killer and save one of their own!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Katz
Art and cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
This is it! The DEATH of BOOSTER GOLD!! And nothing will ever be the same aga...wait. We already tried to kill him? Really? Well, in this issue Booster Gold heads back to the Old West and runs into Jonah Hex. You know, that crazy looking gunfighter! But what does Jonah Hex have that Booster desperately needs? Plus: the Death of Jonah Hex!!
What? We can't kill him either? Well, someone’s going to fall off a horse at least!*
(*Warning: This issue may not contain a scene of anyone falling off a horse.)
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WRITTEN and illustrated by various
Cover by Gene Ha
Don’t miss this collection of 13 stories of tricks and treats by some of comics’ top creators, including writers Steve Niles, Mark Waid, Steve Seagal, Dan DiDio, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Peter Johnson (TV’s Supernatural), David Arquette (Scream), Cliff Dorfman (Entourage) and many more with art by Ian Churchill, Dean Ormston, Dustin Nguyen , Bernard Chang and others! The inmates of Arkham horrify each other with terrifying tales involving Superman and zombies, Batman and vampires, Robin and werewolves, Aquaman and witches, Flash and the dead, and more! Plus, the return of Resurrection Man!
On sale October 31 • 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Renato Arlem
Cover by Dave Johnson
The sequel to last year’s hit miniseries continues! After a stunning victory against a terrorist threat, the Freedom Fighters have become media darlings…but that doesn’t sit well with Phantom Lady. What will her destructive behavior in the public eye cost the team?
On sale October 24 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Sterling Gates
Art by Pete Woods & Jerry Ordway
He nearly destroyed the universe. He has a bloody track record with the Flash family. And he frightens even Superman. He is the Anti-Monitor, the most powerful evil in the DC Universe, and this special one-shot reveals what his future holds! Plus, witness another horrifying Tale of the Sinestro Corps: “Fear is a Baby's Cry”!
On sale October 24 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Alan Burnett
Art by Patrick Blaine & Jay Leisten
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver
Who is Hank Henshaw? What made him the Cyborg Superman, and what does he hope the Sinestro Corp can give him? Alan Burnett (SUPERMAN/BATMAN, Batman: The Animated Series) peels away the mysterious layers of the mechanical monster as the new JLA Watchtower’s defenses are put to the test against him and the Sinestro Corps!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert
“The Sinestro Corps War” continues as Hal Jordan and the world's greatest heroes struggle against the combined terror of Sinestro, Parallax and the Corps of Fear. And when Hal finds himself face-to-face with one of the most bizarre members of the Sinestro Corps he has a simple choice to make — keep fighting and die or lay down and walk away. Plus, what is the prophecy of the Blackest Night and what does it mean to the future of Hal Jordan and the Corps?
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Dave Gibbons
Art and cover by Pat Gleason & Prentis Rollins
“The Sinestro Corps War” continues as one of the Book of Oa’s prophecies comes true! The Corps makes a last stand that reveals the reincarnation of one of their fold!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Grant Morrison
Art and cover by Tony Daniel
The next chapter of Batman’s life starts here! The shadow of Batman’s archfoe Ra’s al Ghul still looms large over the head of the Dark Knight. Is Ra’s al Ghul destined to live again? Batman begins his quest for the truth in this special prelude to “The Resurrection of Ra’s Al Ghul,” guest-starring Talia al Ghul, Damian, the Sensei and I-Ching!
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Michael Green
Art and cover by Denys Cowan & John Floyd
This is where it happens: the birth of the Joker! Discover exactly what Batman's involvement was in the creation of unfettered evil!
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jon Bosco & Alex Silva
Cover by Ryan Sook
The Nightwing/Vigilante/Metal Eddie story shifts into high gear as Eddie's full plan is finally revealed.
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Richard Donner
Art and cover by Eric Powell
Geoff Johns, Richard Donner and master illustrator Eric Powell conclude “Escape From Bizarro World”! On the run from the population of Bizarro World, Superman comes face-to-face with Bizarro's most horrific allies. But what unexpected turn of events will save the day? And whose day is being saved?
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jonathan Sibal
Cover by Frank
Welcome superstar Gary Frank as he kicks off his run as the new monthly artist on ACTION COMICS with the extra-length first chapter of “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes”! Spinning from “The Lightning Saga,” the original Legion of Super-Heroes returns! When he was a boy, Clark Kent was isolated and alone until he met this teen team from the 31st Century. Today, it’s been years since Superman saw his childhood friends. Why haven’t they returned to visit him? What’s become of the symbol of Superman in the future? And just why is the future so dangerous for Superman? They warned him away, but now he’s determined to help his friends — even if it means his life!
On sale October 31 • 40 pg, FC, $3.50 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
The big-action finale to the “Camelot Falls” epic!
It’s Kryptonian versus magic, in an all-out confrontation between Superman and Arion, beneath the Atlantic. But how does Superman battle a sorcerer? And what does it mean for the fate of the world? The answers involve tidal waves, shipwrecks, secrets, revelations, New Gods, monsters, a walk through time with the Phantom Stranger and the truth about Khyber. Don’t miss the climactic chapter of a story that will have repercussions for Superman and his world for years to come.
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Rick Leonardi & Dan Green
Cover by Jesus Merino
Who is "The Third Kryptonian"? Superman and Batman team up to deliver the answer in Part 1 of a 3-part story that culminates in the SUPERMAN ANNUAL! A year ago, Superman learned of another Kryptonian on Earth. Now the hunt goes into overdrive, as the Metropolis Marvel and the Dark Knight Detective's search takes them from China to Gotham City to California and more. Plus, important developments for Superman's foster-son Chris Kent, who also gets to meet Robin the Boy Wonder!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Alan Burnett
Art and cover by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
In the penultimate chapter in Alan Burnett’s epic, Batman must retrieve the lost Superman! Plus, a surprise appearance by Highfather! But why is he with Superman?
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Renato Guedes & Jose Wilson Magalhaes
Cover by Bernard Chang
Supergirl's got twice the fight on her hands when she faces off against the Karate Kid of the present and the Karate Kid of the future. It’s non-stop action, with time-spanning secrets at stake!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Jason Orfalas
Cover by Stephane Roux
Oracle and the Calculator face off — albeit back-to-back — in a virtual war spawned in their COUNTDOWN encounters and setting the BIRDS OF PREY up for big changes!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek
Cover by Pérez
Wonder Woman and Power Girl fight side-by-side against a foe who may be more powerful than both of them combined!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid & John Rogers
Art by Daniel Acuña and Doug Braithwaite;
Cover by Braithwaite
The Justice League steps up to take away the Flash's loved ones in the name of the law! Also in this issue: "The Fast Life" begins! This backup feature by Waid, Rogers (BLUE BEETLE) and Doug Braithwaite (JUSTICE) picks up from INFINITE CRISIS and reveals the secrets behind the West Family’s otherworldly exile!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Broome
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Sid Greene
Cover by Ryan Sook
Don’t miss the first in a series of 80-page specials, featuring classic stories of The Flash and his legendary Rogues Gallery! This book collects stories from the Silver Age comics THE FLASH #106, #113, #155 and #174, showcasing the first full appearance of the Rogues Galler, the Trickster, Pied Piper and more!
On sale October 24 • 80 pg, FC, $4.99 US

WRITTEN by Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Ed Benes & Sandra Hope
Cover by Ian Churchill & Norm Rapmund
The League loses a member as writer Dwayne McDuffie turns up the heat in the “Injustice League” story arc! A party has turned very deadly for the World’s Greatest Heroes when they find themselves prisoners of the Injustice League!
On sale October 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray
Art by Rick Leonardi & Sean Phillips
Covers by Walter Simonson
“The Ghosts of Mars” Parts 3 and 4 of 5. The original Justice League learns how to accept the Martian Manhunter as one of their own, but the most alien of the League comes with some baggage — in the form of his brother’s ghost!
Issue #44 on sale Oct. 10; #45 on sale Oct. 24
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Arvid Nelson
Art and cover by Alex Sanchez
“Mr. Horrific” Part 3 of 3. Mr. Terrific has uncovered the full scope of the mystery that made him a fugitive, sending him and his teammates to the Moon. There they will face the mind of one of the Third Reich's most despicable villains. Millions of people will die if Mr. Terrific and the JSA can’t stomp out the evil lurking on the dark side of the Moon.
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant cover by Eaglesham & Jose
Alex Ross joins Geoff Johns as co-writer for Part 1 of “Thy Kingdom Come,” the epic story years in the making, springing from KINGDOM COME! Not a hoax! Not a dream! Not an imaginary story! Welcome the newest member to the Justice Society of America: the Kingdom Come Superman!
Coming from an Earth plagued by heroes-gone-extreme, how will this Superman react to an incarnation of the Justice Society he never knew? This Superman’s world needed better heroes.
So does ours.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers that may be ordered sparately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Alex Ross), retailers may order 1 copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Dale Eaglesham & Ruy Jose). For more information, please see the Previews Order Form.
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by David Michael Beck
The return of El Diablo and Bat Lash! Just in time for Halloween, a tale of possession and murder in the Wild West!
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Duncan Rouleau Art and cover by Rouleau
Magnus and the Robot Renegades form an uneasy alliance to save Gold and the Metal Men as they come face to face with Doctor Tomorrow and his deadly Death-Metal Men! Plus, the time-war between the ancient alchemist known only as the Nameless and the twisted future shock versions of himself rages on! Who will be the victor? And more importantly, will the Metal Men ever be created?
On sale October 3 • 3 of 8 •32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Tony Bedard
Art and cover by Dennis Calero
The Quest for Cosmic Boy continues on the war-torn world of Lallor where Timber Wolf, Atom Girl and Shadow Lass are suspected of assassinating the planet's President! But they would rather face every cop and soldier on Lallor than fight the walking H-bomb known as E.R.G.!
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Garth Ennis
Art and cover by John McCrea
All hell breaks loose on the JLA moonbase as the Bloodlines contagion once more spreads its shadow over Earth. With the Justice League out of action, what can Tommy Monaghan do on his own? And just what has happened to Superman?
On sale October 3 • 2 of 2 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by Sean McKeever
Art by Alé Garza & Marlo Alquiza
Cover by Garza & Scott Williams
The Titans of Tomorrow take on Starro!
On sale October 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Gail Simone
Art and cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson
An electrifying new era begins for the world’s greatest superheroine! Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY, SECRET SIX) joins the phenomenal art team of Terry and Rachel Dodson for what promises to be one of the most exciting Wonder Woman stories ever!
What exactly is the Circle, and what deadly secret do they hold about Diana’s birth? What familiar face from Wonder Woman’s past returns with a mission to spy on Special Agent Diana Prince? Why is the Department of Metahuman Affairs on a collision course with the wounded remnants of the Society of Super-Villains? All this plus monkey assassins in a story that spans the globe and shakes Diana to her core!
On sale October 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by John Ostrander, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and others
Art by Howard Chaykin, Karl Kesel, Luke McDonnell and others
From the 1980s comes this hard-hitting volume collecting the popular series in which captured super-villains got the chance to leave prison behind…for a price. Included are storied from Suicide Squad #1-18, Doom Patrol and Suicide Squad Special #1, SECRET ORIGINS #14 and Justice League International #13.
Advance-solicited; on sale November 14 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by various
Art by various
The greatest villains of the DC Universe unite in this volume collecting tales from the 1970s. Brought together an unknown benefactor, the Secret Society includes such deadly members as Gorilla Grodd, Captain Boomerang, Mirror Master, Sinestro, Star Sapphire and many others. Featuring appearances by Hawkman, Green Lantern and other heroes!
Advance-solicited; on sale November 28 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art by Simon Coleby
Cover by Mike McKone
In a devastating vision of tomorrow, the apocalypse comes to the WildStorm Universe in this special written by Wizard Magazine’s “2007 Writer to Watch,” Christos Gage! The Wildcats’ Void mysteriously returns and transports the Midnighter to a not-so-distant future in which London has been destroyed — by the crashed wreckage of the Authority’s dimension-shifting Carrier! Have his teammates survived? And is the Midnighter seeing a vision of things to come, or can this devastation be averted?
On sale October 31 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Christos Gage
Art and cover by Darick Robertson
Fan-favorite creators Christos Gage (StormWatch: PHD) and Darick Robertson (The Boys) bring their incredible talents to The Authority — and it’s a match made in heaven! StormWatch Prime has finally managed to crack the infamous Henry Bendix’s encrypted “memory tower” and located a mysterious bunker hidden the Southwest desert. Knowing that anything springing from Bendix's brilliant, twisted mind could prove either invaluable or catastrophic, they immediately head for the bunker. But The Authority are watching, too, and want what’s in the bunker for themselves. Will the Authority’s desire to build a “finer world” come into conflict with StormWatch’s goal of protecting humanity from the super-humans of the world? You bet it will!
On sale October 24 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Rafael Sandoval & Karl Story
Cover by Chris Sprouse & Story
Back in New York, after the catastrophic events in Harmony, Midnighter digs deeper into the mystery surrounding Anthem. But when he is randomly attacked by a super-villain, is it just an odd coincidence?
On sale October 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Designed by Phil Jimenez
This series features a collection of some of DC Comics’ most popular superheroes, including classic versions of Batman and Wonder Woman, as well as representations of Superman and Hawkman from the alternate universe of Earth-Two.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 12, 2008 • Action Figures • PI


Pencils & Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
“SENTINELS” Part 4 (of 5)
Things get deadly as Dazzler and Pyro infiltrate the Mutant Liberation Front–only to find a dark secret about the organization! Meanwhile, the rest of the team are left to discover just how advanced these new Sentinels are... as Bishop's life hangs in the balance!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

What were the Red Skull and Dr. Faustus' involvement in Captain America's death? Who is Revanche, and why is Psylocke wearing her body? Ever wonder how far Captain Marvel's legacy spans across the Marvel Universe? Who was Captain America during the Revolutionary War? Think the Siege Perilous was only used on the X-Men? What's the real deal with the Negative Zone? Featuring updates on Nitro, Spymaster, Starhawk, Supreme Intelligence and others; new characters like Arabian Knight and Omega Flight; and old favorites and obscure-os like Clan Destine, the New Universe's Chrome/Spitfire and more!
64 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Pencils & Cover by FRANK CHO
The shocking conclusion to the Ultron terror as the Avengers reassemble and go on the offensive. It’s now or never for an Ultron butt-kicking. How on Earth will Tony Stark survive this??? And how does this connect to the startling Skrull infestation that may have taken over the Marvel Universe? The next big clue to the truth is HERE!!
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

Pencils & Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
The Hood makes his play for the big time by gathering the most ruthless rogues gallery of evil the Marvel Universe has ever seen. What does a guy who wants to be the “Kingpin of all super-villains” do to make his point? You have to see it to believe it.
Guest-Starring Tigra. Poor Tigra. Poor, poor Tigra.
32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99

Written by BRIAN REED
Cover by GREG HORN
Brian Reed (New Avengers Illuminati) and Aaron Lopresti (Incredible Hulk) bring the Puppet Master saga to an explosive conclusion! In the heart of South America, Ms. Marvel goes toe-to-toe with a giant as she tries to put an end to Puppet Master's final grab at glory – while facing the possibility of losing one of the people she cares most about in the world! Death, destruction and special guest star Stature of the Young Avengers, all in this issue!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Penciled by MIKE DEODATO
With his life spiraling downwards, can superhuman psychiatrist Doc Samson pull Penance away from the brink? And who on the Thunderbolts could hate the gamma-irradiated doctor more than the man he’s trying to help?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

Written by ED BRUBAKER
50/50 Cover by DAVID FINCH
50/50 Variant Cover by MARC SILVESTRI
The biggest event to hit the X-Men in ten years is here! Superstars Ed Brubaker (UNCANNY X-MEN, CAPTAIN AMERICA) and Marc Silvestri (UNCANNY X-MEN, NEW X-MEN) bring you the first chapter of the story that fans will be talking about for years. Just when it looked like there was no possibility of a future for mutants, hope arrives. But the X-Men aren’t there to meet it—The Marauders and Purifiers beat them to it. Now the race is on to get the first new mutant since HOUSE OF M! The story that begins here continues through all the X-Men books. Don’t miss it!
48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
This is it, the final showdown between the X-Men and the terrorist branch of the Morlocks. But how can they win with Warpath and Hepzibah captured and Storm buried under a ton of debris? The future is at stake and it all centers on Magneto. But what role will the former Master of Magnetism play? Part 5 (of 5)
Featuring Endangered Species Chapter 14 – Beast nearly sold his soul to science for a chance to cure the effects of M-Day. But when the rational arts fail him, he turns to the mystical arts and Doctor Strange!
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99

X-MEN #204
Written by MIKE CAREY
The X-Men lick their wounds after being taken apart by the Marauders. See what remains of Cannonball and Iceman. Discover the fate of Rogue. See the Marauders prepare for the next part of their plan.
Featuring Endangered Species Chapter 15 – The end of Beast’s journey. Has he uncovered a new hope for mutantkind?
40 PGS./Rated A …$2.99