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    DC COMICS INTRODUCES NEW WEEKLY SERIES COUNTDOWN WITH SPECIAL RETAILER SALES INCENTIVE

    On May 9, the first incredible issue of DC Comics' new weekly series COUNTDOWN reaches stores, featuring a story by series head writer Paul Dini, art by Jesus Saiz and a special wraparound, gatefold cover by Adam Kubert & Tim Townsend!

    Now, DC announces that the first four issues of COUNTDOWN - issues #51-48 - will be fully returnable for qualifying Diamond retailers.

    "We have every reason to believe that COUNTDOWN will be every bit as successful as 52," says Bob Wayne, VP - Sales. "This sales incentive will help retailers find the right ordering levels for the series."

    Retailers must meet DC's qualification levels each month to take advantage of this incentive. To qualify to make returns on COUNTDOWN #51-48, retailers must place final orders on each of these issues equal to or greater than their orders on 52 WEEK 44 (JAN070274).

    Qualifying retailers will be required to return stripped covers from returnable issues of COUNTDOWN and an affidavit of destruction to Diamond Comic Distributors at a date to be named later. Retailers will then be issued credit for each copy, minus 10% of the cover price ($.29).

    COUNTDOWN issues #51-48 are solicited in the March Previews (Volume XVII #3).

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    ON-SALE DATE CORRECTION FOR COUNTDOWN POSTER

    Please note that the on-sale date for the COUNTDOWN POSTER (MAR070191) is incorrect in the March Previews. The correct date is May 30.

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    THE PLAIN JANES HITS FINAL ORDER CUT OFF THIS WEEK

    THE PLAIN JANES (FEB070235), the first title from DC's new Minx imprint, has its Final Order Cut Off date on Thursday, March 8.

    As a reminder, qualifying Diamond retailers may earn full returnability on THE PLAIN JANES. DC will accept full copy returns from retailers in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. at a date to be named later. This offer is good through the F.O.C. date only.

    Retailers may qualify for this offer as follows:

    DC Comics Retailer Discount Minimum Qualifying order

    35% 2 copies
    40% 2 copies
    50% 4 copies
    52.50% 4 copies
    55% 6 copies
    56% 10 copies
    57% 15 copies

    THE PLAIN JANES (FEB070235) is solicited in the February Previews (Volume XVII #2) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due by Thursday, March 8.

    100 BULLETS #82 (VERTIGO) - 03/28/2007
    52 WEEK 47 - 03/28/2007
    BATMAN #664 - 03/28/2007
    BLUE BEETLE #13 - 03/28/2007
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #31 (JOHNNY DC) - 03/28/2007
    CATWOMAN #65 - 03/28/2007
    CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD #5 - 03/28/2007
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #5 (VERTIGO) - 03/28/2007
    DMZ #17 (VERTIGO) - 03/28/2007
    FABLES #59 (VERTIGO) - 03/28/2007
    FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #34 - 03/28/2007
    GREEN LANTERN #18 - 03/28/2007
    HAWKGIRL #62 - 03/28/2007
    JACK OF FABLES #9 (VERTIGO) - 03/28/2007
    JSA CLASSIFIED #24 - 03/28/2007
    LOVELESS #17 (VERTIGO) - 03/28/2007
    NINJA SCROLL #7 (WILDSTORM) - 03/28/2007
    SUPERMAN #661 - 03/28/2007
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #33 - 03/28/2007
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4 - 03/28/2007
    TEEN TITANS GO! #41 (JOHNNY DC) - 03/28/2007
    WETWORKS #7 (WILDSTORM) - 03/28/2007
    WONDER WOMAN #6 - 03/28/2007
    YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 8 (CMX) - 05/23/2007
    AMERICAN VIRGIN #13 (VERTIGO) - 04/04/2007
    MAD KIDS #7 - 04/04/2007
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #28 - 04/04/2007
    CLAW THE UNCONQUERED TP (WILDSTORM) - 04/11/2007
    CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE TP - 04/11/2007
    SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 5: DR. DEATH AND THE NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER TP (VERTIGO) - 04/11/2007
    FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 9 (CMX) - 05/02/2007
    OMUKAE DESU VOL. 4 (CMX) - 05/02/2007
    THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 10 (CMX) - 05/09/2007
    MUSASHI #9 VOL. 11 (CMX) - 05/09/2007
    APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 1 (CMX) - 05/16/2007
    OYAYUBIHIME INFINITY VOL. 5 (CMX) - 05/16/2007
    THE PLAIN JANES (MINX) - 05/16/2007
    THE EMPTY EMPIRE VOL. 4 (CMX) - 05/23/2007
    SWAN VOL. 10 (CMX) - 05/30/2007
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC - 06/06/2007
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 5: THE ENEMIES AMONG US HC - 06/20/2007
    GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC - 06/27/2007

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE - MARCH 14, 2007

    52 WEEK 45
    ACTION COMICS #845 (2ND PRINT)
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #31 (JOHNNY DC)
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #11 (JOHNNY DC)
    CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS: THE TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP
    EMMA VOL. 3 (DMZ)
    FABLES #58 (VERTIGO)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH #4 (WILDSTORM)
    GEN13 #6 (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN ARROW #72
    GREEN ARROW: CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE TP
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10
    GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #1 (WILDSTORM)
    JLA CLASSIFIED #36
    MAD CLASSICS #14
    MAD MAGAZINE #476
    MARTIAN MANHUNTER #8
    MOON CHILD VOL. 6 (DMZ)
    MYSTERY IN SPACE #7
    ROBIN #160
    SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #4 (VERTIGO)
    STORMWATCH PHD #5 (WILDSTORM)
    SUPERMAN #660
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #6
    TEEN TITANS #44
    WILDSTORM FINE ARTS: SPOTLIGHT ON J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (WILDSTORM)
    WONDER WOMAN #5

    DC DIRECT:
    WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: ZATANNA BUST

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - MARCH 21, 2007

    52 WEEK 46
    AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #50
    ARMY @ LOVE #1 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4
    BIRDS OF PREY #104
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #2
    CHECKMATE #12
    DEADMAN #8 (VERTIGO)
    DEADMAN VOL. 1: DEADMAN WALKING TP (VERTIGO)
    DEATHBLOW #4 (WILDSTORM)
    DEATHBLOW #4 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    DETECTIVE COMICS #830
    THE EXTERMINATORS #15 (VERTIGO)
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #10
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE TP
    HELLBLAZER #230 (VERTIGO)
    ION #12
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #4
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #4 VARIANT EDITION
    THE OMEGA MEN #6
    RED MENACE #5 (WILDSTORM)
    ROBIN: WANTED TP
    SCOOBY-DOO #118 (JOHNNY DC)
    SEIMADEN VOL. 8 (CMX)
    SHADOWPACT #11
    SHADOWPACT: THE PENTACLE PLOT TP
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HAWKMAN VOL. 1 TP
    THE SPIRIT #4
    SUPERGIRL #15
    TESTAMENT #16 (VERTIGO)
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #5 (WILDSTORM)
    TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 6 (CMX)
    Y: THE LAST MAN #55 (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    DC MINIMATES WAVE TWO
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 ACTION FIGURE INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 ELSEWORLDS FINEST: SUPERGIRL ACTION FIGURE
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 ELSEWORLDS FINEST: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 KINGDOM COME: NIGHTSTAR ACTION FIGURE
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 KINGDOM COME: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE
    ELSEWORLDS SERIES 3 RED SON: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE


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    SHIPPING CHANGES
    UPDATED INSTORE DATES BOLDED

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    RUSH CITY #6 03/28/07 - 12/27/06
    SUPERMAN #661 03/28/07 - 02/14/07
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #33 03/28/07 - 01/24/07
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #4 03/28/07 - 02/07/07
    ACTION COMICS #847 04/04/07 - 02/28/07
    ALL STAR SUPERMAN #7 04/04/07 - 12/20/06
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 COVER A 04/04/07 - 03/21/07
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 COVER B 04/04/07 - 03/21/07
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 VARIANT EDITION 04/04/07 - 03/21/07
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #28 04/04/07 - 03/28/07
    TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #6 04/04/07 - 02/28/07
    MANHUNTER #30 04/11/07 - 04/04/07
    SUPERMAN #662 04/11/07 - 03/14/07
    TEEN TITANS #45 04/11/07 - 03/14/07
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 04/18/07 - 04/04/07
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 VARIANT EDITION 04/18/07 - 04/04/07
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #34 04/18/07 - 03/21/07
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 04/18/07 - 04/04/07
    ACTION COMICS #848 04/25/07 - 03/28/07
    TEEN TITANS #46 04/25/07 - 04/11/07

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY MATT WAGNER 04/04/07 - 04/18/07
    DC MINIMATES WAVE THREE 04/18/07 - 04/25/07

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    100 BULLETS #82 03/28/07 - 03/14/07
    DMZ #17 03/28/07 - 03/14/07
    FABLES #59 03/28/07 - 03/14/07
    AMERICAN VIRGIN #13 04/04/07 - 03/28/07
    THE EXTERMINATORS #16 04/11/07 - 04/04/07

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #3 04/11/07 - 12/27/06
    WILDCATS #2 05/30/07 - 03/28/07
    WILDCATS #2 VARIANT EDITION 05/30/07 - 03/28/07

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

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