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    52 NEWS FROM DC COMICS!

    DC COMICS MAKES 52 FINALE A 48-PAGE ISSUE AT NO EXTRA COST

    On May 2, DC Comics' landmark series 52 comes to its incredible end with WEEK 52, a finale no one will want to miss!

    Now, DC announces that this historic issue will run 48 pages - with a 40 page story - at no extra cost!

    The 52 writing team of Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid and breakdown artist Keith Giffen are joined by top artists including pencillers Mike McKone, Justiniano, Darick Robertson, Eddy Barrows, Pat Olliffe and Chris Batista and inkers Andy Lanning, Rodney Ramos, Waldon Wong and Drew Geraci. Also, this issue features a special wraparound cover by acclaimed artist J.G. Jones.

    52 WEEK 52 (FEB070244) is solicited in the February Previews. Retailers may adjust orders on this issue through the Final Order Cutoff date of April 12. 52 WEEK 52 is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 2 with a cover price of $2.50 U.S.

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    DC COMICS CONTINUES SPECIAL SALES INCENTIVE WITH SECOND MONTH OF COUNTDOWN

    DC Comics' amazing new weekly series COUNTDOWN continues in June with issues #47-44, solicited in the April Previews (Volume XVII #4). And with those issues, DC continues its offer of full returnability for qualifying retailers.

    Retailers must meet DC's qualification levels each month to take advantage of this incentive. To qualify to make returns on COUNTDOWN #47-44, retailers must place final orders on each of these issues equal to or greater than their orders on 52 WEEK 48 (FEB070240).

    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 be then be issued credit for each copy, minus 10% of the cover price ($.29).

    COUNTDOWN #47-44 are solicited in the April Previews (Volume XVII #4).

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    DC COMICS ADJUSTS RETAILER ORDERS ON ACTION COMICS #848

    Following the announcement of new contents for ACTION COMICS #848 (JAN070267) and cancelling orders on the ACTION COMICS #848 3-D EDITION (JAN070268), DC Comics announces that retailer orders on ACTION COMICS #848 will be matched to orders on ACTION COMICS #846 (OCT060166).

    As a reminder, ACTION COMICS #848 (JAN070267) features part 1 of the 2-part story "Redemption," written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Allan Goldman & Ron Randall and a cover by Brad Walker & Robin Riggs. In this issue, Superman must travel the world from the wilds of Colorado to the plains of Africa to battle an uncontrollable power with an unbelievable source!

    Orders for ACTION COMICS #848 (JAN070267) may be adjusted through its Final Order Cutoff date of April 5. It is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 25. This issue will be made returnable at a later date.

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    PRICE CORRECTION ON STORMWATCH: PHD VOL. 1 TP

    Please note that the cover price of the STORMWATCH: PHD. VOL. 1 TP (APR070252) was incorrect in the April Previews. The correct price is $17.99 U.S.

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    DIAMOND ACCEPTING FRANK MILLER CONSIGNMENT RETURNS NOW THROUGH APRIL 20

    Now through April 20, retailers may make returns on copies of the Frank Miller titles ordered through DC Comics' special consignment offer.

    As a reminder, the titles are:

    * BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP (DEC058055)
    * THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN TP (FEB058404)
    * RONIN TP (JAN068199)
    * BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE TP (OCT060163)

    To make returns, retailers must fill out and include the form included in the April 4 Diamond Dateline; the form also may be downloaded from the DC Comic page at the Diamond website. Unsold copies may be returned to your Diamond Distribution center through April 20 with "ATTN: FRANK MILLER CONSIGNMENT RETURNS" in the address. Retailers will be billed for any unreturned consignment copies on their May 2 invoices.

    Copies of these titles purchased outside the consignment program are not eligible for returns.

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    CORRECTION ON BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HCS

    Please note that the BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC (MAR070177) was listed incorrectly in the March Previews Order Form. This title is a hardcover, scheduled to arrive in stores on June 20 with a cover price of $24.99 U.S. Retailers may adjust orders on it through the new Final Order Cutoff date of April 5.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

    The following titles have been reprinted and are available for order:

    THE INVISIBLES: THE INVISIBLE KINGDOM TP (JAN078237) (3rd printing)
    JLA VOL. 8: DIVIDED WE FALL TP (FEB058317) (3rd printing)
    JLA VOL 18: CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE TP (NOV050272) (2nd printing)
    YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 3 (DEC050309) (2nd printing)

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due by Thursday, April 5.

    04/25/2007 - 52 WEEK 51
    04/25/2007 - ACTION COMICS #848
    04/25/2007 - AMAZONS ATTACK #1
    04/25/2007 - ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #3 (WILDSTORM)
    04/25/2007 - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5
    04/25/2007 - BLUE BEETLE #14
    04/25/2007 - CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #32 (JOHNNY DC)
    04/25/2007 - CATWOMAN #66
    04/25/2007 - CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD #6
    04/25/2007 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #6 (VERTIGO)
    04/25/2007 - THE EXTERMINATORS #16 (VERTIGO)
    04/25/2007 - FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #35
    04/25/2007 - JSA CLASSIFIED #25
    04/25/2007 - JUSTICE #11
    04/25/2007 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5
    04/25/2007 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 VARIANT EDITON
    04/25/2007 - NINJA SCROLL #8 (WILDSTORM)
    04/25/2007 - OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1
    04/25/2007 - RED MENACE #6 (WILDSTORM)
    04/25/2007 - SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3
    04/25/2007 - SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #29
    04/25/2007 - TEEN TITANS GO! #42 (JOHNNY DC)
    04/25/2007 - WETWORKS #8 (WILDSTORM)
    04/25/2007 - WONDER WOMAN #8
    05/02/2007 - AMERICAN VIRGIN #14 (VERTIGO)
    05/02/2007 - CHECKMATE #13
    05/02/2007 - GREEN LANTERN #19
    05/02/2007 - HAWKGIRL #63
    05/02/2007 - JACK OF FABLES #10 (VERTIGO)
    05/02/2007 - MAD MAGAZINE #478
    05/09/2007 - BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP
    05/09/2007 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1: TO BE A LANTERN TP
    05/09/2007 - HELLBLAZER: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW TP (VERTIGO)
    05/09/2007 - MAD CLASSICS #15
    05/09/2007 - Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 9: MOTHERLAND TP (VERTIGO)
    06/06/2007 - GO GO HEAVEN VOL. 2 (CMX)
    06/06/2007 - PIECES OF A SPIRAL VOL. 8 (CMX)
    06/13/2007 - EMMA VOL. 4 (CMX)
    06/13/2007 - MOON CHILD VOL. 7 (CMX)
    06/13/2007 - TENJHO TENGE VOL. 14 (CMX)
    06/20/2007 - BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC
    06/20/2007 - SEIMADEN VOL. 9 (CMX)
    06/20/2007 - TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 7 (CMX)
    06/27/2007 - SILVERFISH HC (VERTIGO)
    06/27/2007 - TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 2 (CMX)
    07/25/2007 - SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

    DC DIRECT
    05/31/2007 - COUNTDOWN POSTER
    08/29/2007 - SUPERMAN VS. DOOMSDAY COLLECTORS SET
    09/05/2007 - WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: DONNA TROY BUST
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6 EVEN PACK MASTER ASSORTMENT
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6 EVEN PACK INNER ASSORTMENT
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6: HAWKGIRL ACTION FIGURE
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6: ARMORED GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6: ARMORED BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6: SCARECROW ACTION FIGURE
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6 WEIGHTED MASTER ASSORTMENT
    09/12/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE SERIES 6 WEIGHTED INNER ASSORTMENT
    09/19/2007 - NIGHTWING 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    09/19/2007 - DC MINIMATES WAVE FIVE
    09/25/2007 - THE SANDMAN ABSOLUTE STATUE

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE - APRIL 11, 2007

    52 WEEK 49
    ALL STAR SUPERMAN #7
    ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #32 (JOHNNY DC)
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #12 (JOHNNY DC)
    CLAW: THE UNCONQUERED TP (WILDSTORM)
    CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE SPECTRE TP
    DENSHA OTOKO VOL. 3 (CMX)
    FABLES #60 (VERTIGO)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH #5 (WILDSTORM)
    GEN13 #7 (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN ARROW #73
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #11
    GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #2 (WILDSTORM)
    JLA CLASSIFIED #37
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 (3RD PRINT)
    LOVELESS #17 (VERTIGO)
    MAD KIDS #7
    MAD MAGAZINE #477
    RUSH CITY #6
    SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE: SLEEP OF REASON #5 (VERTIGO)
    SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 5: DR. DEATH AND THE NIGHT OF THE BUTCHER TP (VERTIGO)
    STORMWATCH PHD #6 (WILDSTORM)
    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #7
    TEEN TITANS #45
    TENJHO TENGE VOL. 13 (CMX)
    TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #6
    WONDER WOMAN #7

    DC DIRECT:
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BATZARRO ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BIZARRO ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: SUPERWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 4: BATMAN BEYOND ACTION FIGURE

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - APRIL 18, 2007

    52 WEEK 50
    AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #51
    ARMY @ LOVE #2 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN AND THE MAD MONK TP
    BIRDS OF PREY #105
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #3
    CANON VOL. 1 (CMX)
    DMZ #18 (VERTIGO)
    EX MACHINA #27 (WILDSTORM)
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #11
    HELLBLAZER #231 (VERTIGO)
    HELLBLAZER: REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL TP (VERTIGO)
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 VARIANT EDITON
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1 (JOHNNY DC)
    MANHUNTER #30
    NIGHTWING ANNUAL #2
    RECIPE FOR GERTRUDE VOL. 4 (CMX)
    ROBIN #161
    SCOOBY-DOO #119 (JOHNNY DC)
    SHADOWPACT #12
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 3 TP
    THE SPIRIT #5
    SUPERMAN #662
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #34
    TESTAMENT #17 (VERTIGO)
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE #6 (WILDSTORM)
    WONDER WOMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
    WORLD WAR III PART ONE: A CALL TO ARMS
    WORLD WAR III PART TWO: THE VALIANT
    WORLD WAR III PART THREE: HELL IS FOR HEROES
    WORLD WAR III PART FOUR: UNITED WE STAND

    DC DIRECT:
    DC MINIMATES WAVE THREE
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: WARLORD ACTION FIGURE
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: MARTIAN MANHUNTER ACTION FIGURE
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: ATOM ACTION FIGURE
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE
    FIRST APPEARANCE SERIES 4: BLUE BEETLE ACTION FIGURE

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    SHIPPING CHANGES
    UPDATED INSTORE DATES APPEARS FIRST
    ORIGINAL INSTORE DATE APPEARS LAST

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/25/07 - ACTION COMICS #848 - 03/28/07
    04/25/07 - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 - 04/04/07
    04/25/07 - SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3 - 04/04/07
    05/02/07 - CHECKMATE #13 - 04/25/07
    05/02/07 - GREEN LANTERN #19 - 04/25/07
    05/02/07 - HAWKGIRL #63 - 04/25/07
    05/02/07 - TEEN TITANS #46 - 04/11/07
    05/09/07 - BATMAN #665 - 04/25/07
    05/09/07 - TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #7 - 04/25/07
    05/16/07 - SUPERGIRL #17 - 05/02/07
    05/23/07 - WONDER WOMAN #9 - 05/16/07
    06/20/07 - SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5 - 04/04/07

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/27/07 - WONDER WOMAN LINDA CARTER STATUE - 04/04/07

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

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/25/07 - THE EXTERMINATORS #16 - 04/04/07
    04/25/07 - GOD SAVE THE QUEEN HC - 04/18/07
    05/02/07 - 100 BULLETS #83 - 04/11/07
    05/02/07 - AMERICAN VIRGIN #14 - 04/25/07
    05/02/07 - DEADMAN #9 - 04/18/07
    05/02/07 - JACK OF FABLES #10 - 04/25/07
    05/16/07 - LOVELESS #18 - 04/25/07

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/25/07 - ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 2 #3 - 12/27/06
    05/30/07 - WILDCATS #2 - 03/28/07
    05/30/07 - WILDCATS #2 VARIANT EDITION - 03/28/07
     

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