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    DC COMICS GETS SET FOR THE 2007 NEW YORK COMIC CON

    On February 23, members of the DC Comics staff and freelance community will join forces for the 2007 New York Comic Con.

    DC freelancers scheduled to be at the show include:

    * Jason Aaron (SCALPED, THE OTHER SIDE)
    * Tony Akins (JACK OF FABLES)
    * Jonathan Ames (THE ALCOHOLIC)
    * Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, LOVELESS, TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED)
    * Al Barrionuevo (MARTIAN MANHUNTER)
    * Chris Batista (52, JLA: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE)
    * Ryan Benjamin (GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER)
    * Philip Bond (EXTERMINATORS covers)
    * Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ)
    * Giuseppe Camuncoli (52)
    * Percy Carey (THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM)
    * Cecil Castellucci (THE PLAIN JANES)
    * Cliff Chiang (TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED)
    * Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN)
    * Amanda Conner (JSA CLASSIFIED)
    * Shane Davis (MYSTERY IN SPACE)
    * Adam DeKraker (SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES)
    * Tom Derenick (SHADOWPACT)
    * Werther Dell'Edera (LOVELESS)
    * Tom Derenick (JLA CLASSIFIED)
    * Andy Diggle (BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, HELLBLAZER)
    * Paul Dini (DETECTIVE COMICS)
    * Christos Gage (STORMWATCH: PHD)
    * Keith Giffen (52, BLUE BEETLE)
    * Patrick Gleason (GREEN LANTERN CORPS)
    * Sanford Greene (THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY)
    * Justin Gray (JONAH HEX, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS)
    * Peter Gross (TESTAMENT, WETWORKS, LUCIFER)
    * Dean Haspiel (AMERICAN SPLENDOR, THE ALCOHOLIC)
    * Jamal Igle (FIRESTORM)
    * Phil Jimenez (52, INFINITE CRISIS)
    * Jock (FAKER, THE LOSERS)
    * J.G. Jones (52 covers)
    * Joe Kelly (SUPERGIRL)
    * Andy Kubert (BATMAN)
    * Adam Kubert (ACTION COMICS)
    * Andy Lanning (INFINITE CRISIS, 52)
    * David Lopez (CATWOMAN)
    * Tara McPherson (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL)
    * Todd Nauck (TEEN TITANS GO!, 52)
    * Mike Norton (TEEN TITANS GO!)
    * Dustin Nguyen (MANIFEST ETERNITY)
    * Jerry Ordway (RED MENACE)
    * Jimmy Palmiotti (JONAH HEX, UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS)
    * George Pérez (THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD)
    * Bob Petrecca (JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED)
    * Whilce Portacio (WETWORKS, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL)
    * Stephane Roux (BIRDS OF PREY covers)
    * Greg Rucka (52, CHECKMATE)
    * Jim Rugg (THE PLAIN JANES)
    * Douglas Rushkoff (TESTAMENT)
    * Gail Simone (BIRDS OF PREY, GEN13, SECRET SIX)
    * Jeff Smith (SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL)
    * Jim Starlin (MYSTERY IN SPACE)
    * Cameron Stewart (THE OTHER SIDE)
    * David Tischman (BITE CLUB)
    * J. Torres (THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY, TEEN TITANS GO!)
    * Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD)
    * Freddie E. Williams II (ROBIN)
    * Ronald Wimberly (THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM)
    * Brian Wood (DMZ)
    * Pete Woods (AMAZONS ATTACK)

    Under the direction of DC President & Publisher Paul Levitz, nearly every member of the New York DC Universe and Vertigo editorial groups will be at the show, along with personnel from WildStorm, Editorial Administration, Creative Services, Sales & Marketing and other departments.

    DC also will sponsor several panels at the convention including:

    Friday, February 23:

    Vertigo: Looking Ahead
    6:30-7:30pm
    With Pride of Baghdad, Fables, the 'V for Vendetta' movie and continued, critical success of monthly books, Vertigo had a 2006 to remember! Come see how 2007 is poised to surpass with new projects that will amaze you! Moderated by Senior VP - Executive Editor Vertigo Karen Berger, and featuring Group Editor - Vertigo Shelly Bond, Editors Will Dennis and Jonathan Vankin, writers Brian Azzarello, Douglas Rushkoff, Brian K. Vaughan, Brian Wood, Percy Carey, Jason Aaron and Andy Diggle, and artists Cameron Stewart and Riccardo Burchielli.

    DC Nation
    7:30-8:30pm
    The call for the NATION to gather has gone out again! Don't miss the special unveiling of what will sure to be the most talked about event of the coming year! Moderated by Senior VP - Executive Editor DCU Dan DiDio, and featuring VP - Sales Bob Wayne, Senior Editor Mike Marts, Coordinating Editor Jann Jones, writer Paul Dini and writer/artist Keith Giffen.

    Saturday, February 24:

    Minx: The Face of Modern Fiction
    10:30-11:30am
    Get in on the ground floor of this edgy, evocative and fearless line of graphic novels designed for young adults! Moderated by Director - Marketing Gayley Carillo, and featuring Group Editor - Vertigo Shelly Bond, writer Cecil Castellucci and artist Jim Rugg.

    DCU: A Better Tomorrow - Today!
    12-1pm
    The DC Universe has been transformed by the events of 52. Living in a world one year later, discover the fate of your favorite heroes in this compelling presentation and Q&A! Moderated by Senior VP - Executive Editor DCU Dan DiDio, and featuring VP - Sales Bob Wayne, writers Paul Dini, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone, artist Pete Woods and more.

    Crossing Over: How the Comics Boom is Changing Entertainment
    5-6pm
    The incredible amounts of talent from other industries and media crossing over to the comic book world have had an enormous impact on comics. Here's your chance to discuss their passion for comics! Moderated by VP - Marketing John Cunningham, with writers Greg Rucka, Percy Carey, Cecil Castellucci, Paul Dini, Brian K. Vaughan and others.

    Sunday, February 25:

    WildStorm/CMX: 'Gon' Wild!
    12-1pm
    The WorldStorm is upon us! Come see what's coming up that's sure to amaze.
    Also, the ever-popular CMX line of manga books including GON, MEGATOKYO and more is spotlighted here for your pleasure. Moderated by VP & General Manager - WildStorm Hank Kanalz, and featuring VP > -> Sales Bob Wayne, writers Gail Simone and Brian K. Vaughan, artist Whilce Portacio and more.

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    ART UPDATES FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 AND JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5

    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 (FEB070281) and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 (FEB070283), the first two chapters of the 5-part crossover story "The Lightning Saga," both have art updates. JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 will feature art by the MYSTERY IN SPACE team of Shane Davis and Matt "Bat" Banning, and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 will be illustrated by Fernando Pasarin (ION).

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    CONTENT UPDATE FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC

    The contents of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC (FEB070285) have been updated to include issues #0-7 of the new series written by Brad Meltzer. This 224-page title is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 6 with a cover price of $24.99 U.S.

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    ART UPDATE FOR GREEN LANTERN #18 AND 19

    Please note that GREEN LANTERN #18 (JAN070293) and 19 (FEB070275) will be illustrated by Daniel Acuña (UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS), with covers by regular series artists Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert.

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    ART UPDATE FOR TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #6

    The lead story for TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #6 (JAN070322), starring the Spectre, now will be illustrated by classic SPECTRE artist Tom Mandrake. This story was solicited with art by Eric Battle and Prentis Rollins.

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    PRICE CLARIFICATION ON JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7

    Please note that the price JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 Cover B Edition (JAN070297) was listed incorrectly in the January Previews Order Form. This issue will arri> ve in stores with a cover price of $3.50 U.S., the same cover price as the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 Cover A Edition (JAN070296) and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 Variant Edition (JAN070298).

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    SOLICITATION CORRECTION FOR ALAN MOORE: WILD WORLDS TP

    Please note that the ALAN MOORE: WILD WORLDS TP (FEB070329) is a suggested for mature readers title.

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    CONTENT CORRECTION FOR STORMWATCH PHD #6

    The contents for STORMWATCH PHD #6 (FEB070327) were listed incorrectly in the February Previews (Volume XVII #2). The description for this issue should have read:

    Follow StormWatch team leader John Doran through a routine day at the "office" and learn what it takes to manage a team of super-powered misfits. This day will be anything but ordinary, though, as powerful forces are putting a gambit into play that could destroy the team and reveal a traitor in PHD's midst. Could this be the end of the Post Human Division?

    STORMWATCH PHD #6 (FEB070327) is written by Christos N. Gage, with art and cover by Doug Mahnke. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 11.

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    CONTENT UPDATE FOR SHADOWPACT: THE PENTACLE PLOT TP

    The contents of the SHADOWPACT: THE PENTACLE PLOT TP (DEC060240) has been updated. This title now will collect issues #1-3 and 5-8 of the monthly series. It is solicited in the December Previews (Volume XVI #12) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on March 21 with a cover price of $14.99 U.S.

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    DESOLATION JONES #9 TO BE RESOLICITED

    All orders for DESOLATION JONES #9 (DEC060285) have been cancelled. This issue will be resolicited at a later date.

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due by Thursday, February 1.

    52 WEEK 42 - 02/21/2007
    AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #49 - 02/21/2007
    BIRDS OF PREY #103 - 02/21/2007
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1A - 02/21/2007
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1B - 02/21/2007
    CATWOMAN #64 - 02/21/2007
    CHECKMATE #11 - 02/21/2007
    DEADMAN #7 (VERTIGO) - 02/21/2007
    EX MACHINA: INSIDE THE MACHINE VOL. 1 (WILDSTORM) - 02/21/2007
    HELLBLAZER #229 (VERTIGO) - 02/21/2007
    ION #11 - 02/21/2007
    KRYPTO THE SUPER DOG #6 (JOHNNY DC) - 02/21/2007
    THE OMEGA MEN #5 - 02/21/2007
    RED MENACE #4 (WILDSTORM) - 02/21/2007
    ROBIN #159 - 02/21/2007
    SCOOBY-DOO #117 (JOHNNY DC) - 02/21/2007
    SHADOWPACT #10 - 02/21/2007
    THE SPIRIT #3 - 02/21/2007
    SUPERMAN #659 - 02/21/2007
    TESTAMENT #15 (VERTIGO) - 02/21/2007
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #4 (WILDSTORM) - 02/21/2007
    WONDER WOMAN #4 - 02/21/2007
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #9 - 02/28/2007
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 - 02/28/2007
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 VARIANT EDITION - 02/28/2007
    EX MACHINA VOL. 5: SMOKE SMOKE TP (WILDSTORM) - 03/7/2007
    THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 2: INSURGENCY TP (VERTIGO) - 03/7/2007
    NIGHTWING: BROTHERS IN BLOOD TP - 03/7/2007
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 2 TP - 03/7/2007
    SUPERGIRL: CANDOR TP - 03/7/2007

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE - FEBRUARY 7, 2007

    52 WEEK 40
    ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10
    ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10 VARIANT EDITION
    THE ALL NEW ATOM #8
    THE AMERICAN WAY TP (WILDSTORM)
    ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #2 (WILDSTORM)
    BATMAN: YEAR ONE DELUXE TP
    DETECTIVE COMICS #828
    DMZ VOL. 2: BODY OF A JOURNALIST TP (VERTIGO)
    HELMET OF FATE: SARGON THE SORCERER #1
    JONAH HEX #16
    JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #30 (JOHNNY DC)
    JUSTICE SOCIETY VOL. 2 TP
    LOONEY TUNES #147 (JOHNNY DC)
    LOVELESS #15 (VERTIGO)
    MAD MAGAZINE #475
    MIDNIGHTER #4 (WILDSTORM)
    MIDNIGHTER #4 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    MYSTERY IN SPACE #6
    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET #5 (WILDSTORM)
    NIGHTWING #129
    OMUKAE DESU VOL. 3 (CMX)
    THE OTHER SIDE #5 (VERTIGO)
    OUTSIDERS #45
    SCALPED #2 (VERTIGO)
    SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #1
    SUPERGIRL #14
    SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP
    SWAN VOL. 9 (CMX)
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #3 (WILDSTORM)
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #3 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5: GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5: LEX LUTHOR ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5: RED TORNADO ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5: MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE (ALEX ROSS) SERIES 5: BRAINIAC ACTION FIGURE

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - FEBRUARY 14, 2007

    52 WEEK 41
    BATMAN #663
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #30 (JOHNNY DC)
    BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 2 TP
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #10 (JOHNNY DC)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH #3 (WILDSTORM)
    GEN13 #5 (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN ARROW #71
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #9
    JLA CLASSIFIED #34
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #3
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #3 VARIANT EDITION
    MAD CLASSICS #14
    MANHUNTER #28
    MARTIAN MANHUNTER #7
    MUSASHI #9 VOL. 10 (CMX)
    NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE TP (VERTIGO)
    OMAC #8
    RUSH CITY #5
    SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #3 (VERTIGO)
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN VOL. 1 TP
    STORMWATCH PHD #4 (WILDSTORM)
    STORMWATCH PHD #4 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    SUPERMAN & BATMAN VS. ALIENS & PREDATORS #2
    SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS HC
    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #5
    TENJHO TENGE VOL. 12 (CMX)
    TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #5
    Y: THE LAST MAN #54 (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    SHAZAM! 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE

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    SHIPPING CHANGES
    UPDATED INSTORE DATES BOLDED

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    HELMET OF FATE: BLACK ALICE #1 02/21/07 - 03/7/07
    SUPERMAN #659 02/21/07 - 12/13/06
    TEEN TITANS: TITANS AROUND THE WORLD TP 02/21/07 - 02/14/07
    WONDER WOMAN #4 02/21/07 - 12/13/06
    ACTION COMICS #846 02/28/07 - 12/27/06
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #9 02/28/07 - 02/21/07
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 02/28/07 - 02/21/07
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 VARIANT EDITION 02/28/07 - 02/21/07
    SUPERMAN #660 02/28/07 - 01/17/07
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #32 02/28/07 - 12/20/06
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4 02/28/07 - 02/07/07
    HELMET OF FATE: ZAURIEL #1 03/07/07 - 02/21/07
    TEEN TITANS #44 03/07/07 - 02/14/07
    ACTION COMICS #847 03/14/07 - 02/28/07
    ALL STAR SUPERMAN #7 03/14/07 - 12/20/06
    RUSH CITY #6 03/14/07 - 12/27/06
    SUPERMAN #661 03/14/07 - 02/14/07
    ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5 04/04/07 - 11/29/06
    ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #5 VARIANT EDITION 04/04/07 - 11/29/06
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #33 04/04/07 - 01/24/07

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    100 BULLETS #81 02/21/07 - 02/14/07
    DMZ #16 02/21/07 - 02/14/07
    EXTERMINATORS #14 02/28/07 - 02/07/07
    FABLES #58 03/07/07 - 02/14/07

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #3 02/28/07 - 12/27/06
    THE AUTHORITY #2 03/07/07 - 12/20/06
    THE AUTHORITY #2 VARIANT EDITION 03/07/07 - 12/20/06

    AMERICA'S BEST COMICS (ABC) SHIPPING CHANGES:
    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC TBA - 10/25/06
     

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