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    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE ORDERING INCENTIVE CONTINUES WITH ISSUE #14

    The Flash's special 3-issue event continues in July with a special ordering incentive on THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #14!

    As with issue #13, retailers placing orders on THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #14 equal to or greater than 200% of their final orders on THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #10 (JAN070287) will be allowed to make full returns on this issue at a later date. This offer is valid only on orders placed by the Final Order Cutoff date of June 28.

    In this issue, the action continues as the Flash's world changes forever! THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #14 is written by Marc Guggenheim with art by Tony Daniel & Art Thibert and a cover by Joshua Middleton.

    Qualifying retailers will be required to return stripped covers from this issue with an affidavit of destruction to Diamond Comic Distributors at a date to be named later. DC Comics will announce qualifying terms for THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #15 soon.

    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #14 (MAY070162) will be solicited in the May Previews (Volume XVII #5) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on July 18.

    As a reminder, retailers still may place orders on THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #13 equal to or greater than 200% of their final orders on THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #10 (JAN070287) and be allowed to make full returns on this issue at a later date. This offer is valid only on orders placed by the Final Order Cutoff date of May 17.

    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #13 (APR070194) will be solicited in the April Previews (Volume XVII #4) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 6.

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    DC COMICS OFFERS BATMAN NEON SIGN TO RETAILERS

    Following last year's SUPERMAN NEON SIGN, DC Comics is pleased to offer retailers an exciting new promotional item: the BATMAN NEON SIGN.

    Ideal for window display, the BATMAN NEON SIGN measures 7.625" deep by 15.3125" tall by 26.875" wide and is in the familiar shape of Batman's chest emblem.

    The BATMAN NEON SIGN is a promotional item, and is not for resale. It is available to retailers in good standing with Diamond Comic Distributors, one sign per retail location, at a net cost of $150.00 U.S. per unit.

    Please note that due to power system differences, this item will be available only in the U.S. and Canada.

    The BATMAN NEON SIGN will be solicited in the May Previews Retailer Order Form, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on December 19. Please see the Order Form for further details.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 1 TP (DEC058310) (4th printing)
    BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP (DEC058083) (7th printing)
    FABLES: THE MEAN SEASONS TP (JAN050373) (3rd printing)
    JSA: PRINCES OF DARKNESS TP (OCT058275) (2nd printing) Now priced $19.99/26.99
    TRANSMETROPOLITAN: SPIDER'S THRASH TP (FEB078232) (3rd printing) Now priced $14.99/17.99
    TRANSMETROPOLITAN: YEAR OF THE BASTARD TP (FEB078231) (4th printing) Now priced $12.99/15.99

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due by Thursday, April 19.

    05/09/2007 - BATMAN #665
    05/09/2007 - THE BATMAN STRIKES! #33 (JOHNNY DC)
    05/09/2007 - CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #13 (JOHNNY DC)
    05/09/2007 - COUNTDOWN 51
    05/09/2007 - DMZ #19 (VERTIGO)
    05/09/2007 - FRIDAY THE 13TH #6 (WILDSTORM)
    05/09/2007 - GEN13 #8 (WILDSTORM)
    05/09/2007 - GREEN ARROW #74
    05/09/2007 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12
    05/09/2007 - GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #3 (WILDSTORM)
    05/09/2007 - JACK OF FABLES #10 (VERTIGO)
    05/09/2007 - JLA CLASSIFIED #38
    05/09/2007 - MYSTERY IN SPACE #8
    05/09/2007 - NIGHTWING #132
    05/09/2007 - OUTSIDERS #47
    05/09/2007 - STORMWATCH PHD #7 (WILDSTORM)
    05/09/2007 - TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #8
    05/09/2007 - Y: THE LAST MAN #56 (VERTIGO)
    05/23/2007 - THE ORIGINAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMICBOOK HEROES VOL. 1: BATMAN TP
    05/23/2007 - THE OTHER SIDE TP (VERTIGO)
    05/23/2007 - SUPERMAN & BATMAN VS. ALIENS & PREDATORS TP

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE - APRIL 25, 2007

    52 WEEK 51
    ACTION COMICS #848
    AMAZONS ATTACK #1
    ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK TWO #3 (WILDSTORM)
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5
    BLUE BEETLE #14
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #32 (JOHNNY DC)
    CATWOMAN #66
    CONNOR HAWKE: DRAGON'S BLOOD #6
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #6 (VERTIGO)
    THE EXTERMINATORS #16 (VERTIGO)
    FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #35
    GALS VOL. 10 (CMX)
    GOD SAVE THE QUEEN HC (VERTIGO)
    HAWKGIRL: THE MAW TP
    JSA CLASSIFIED #25
    JUSTICE #11
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5 VARIANT EDITON
    MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 (CMX)
    NINJA SCROLL #8 (WILDSTORM)
    OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1
    PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 3 (CMX)
    RED MENACE #6 (WILDSTORM)
    SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3
    THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 21 HC
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #29
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4: ADULT EDUCATION TP
    TEEN TITANS GO! #42 (JOHNNY DC)
    THUNDERBOLT JAXON TP (WILDSTORM)
    WETWORKS #8 (WILDSTORM)
    WONDER WOMAN #8

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - MAY 2, 2007

    100 BULLETS #83 (VERTIGO)
    52 WEEK 52
    THE ALL NEW ATOM #11
    THE ALL NEW ATOM VOL. 1: MY LIFE IN MINIATURE TP
    AMERICAN VIRGIN #14 (VERTIGO)
    CHECKMATE #13
    DANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #2 (WILDSTORM)
    DEADMAN #9 (VERTIGO)
    DETECTIVE COMICS #832
    THE EXTERMINATORS #17 (VERTIGO)
    FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 9 (CMX)
    GREEN LANTERN #19
    HAWKGIRL #63
    JONAH HEX #19
    JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #33 (JOHNNY DC)
    LOONEY TUNES #150 (JOHNNY DC)
    MAD MAGAZINE #478
    MIDNIGHTER #7 (WILDSTORM)
    NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS' STARDUST HC (VERTIGO)
    OMUKAE DESU VOL. 4 (CMX)
    SCALPED #5 (VERTIGO)
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 1 TP
    SUPERMAN #662
    SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #1 (WILDSTORM)
    TEEN TITANS #46
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #6 (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    52 ACTION FIGURES MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    52 ACTION FIGURES INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    52: ANIMAL MAN ACTION FIGURE
    52: SUPERNOVA ACTION FIGURE
    52: ISIS ACTION FIGURE
    52: BATWOMAN ACTION FIGURE
    52: BOOSTER GOLD ACTION FIGURE
    JLA COVER TO COVER STATUE: GREEN LANTERN

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

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/09/07 - BATMAN #665 - 04/25/07
    05/16/07 - SUPERGIRL #17 - 05/02/07
    05/23/07 - TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #7 - 04/25/07
    05/23/07 - WONDER WOMAN #9 - 05/16/07
    06/06/07 - SUPERMAN #663 - 05/09/07
    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:
    05/09/07 - JACK OF FABLES #10 - 04/25/07
    05/23/07 - DEADMAN #10 - 05/16/07
    05/23/07 - LOVELESS #18 - 04/25/07

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/30/07 - WILDCATS #2 - 03/28/07
    05/30/07 - WILDCATS #2 VARIANT EDITION - 03/28/07
     
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    DC Comics Direct Channel Special

    DC COMICS PARTNERS WITH MYSPACE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF COUNTDOWN

    COUNTDOWN, DC Comics's new, yearlong weekly series, will be supported with an unprecedented preview of the first two issues of the series on MySpace's new comic book community. MySpace Comic Books, located at www.myspace.com/comicbooks, will be the only place to see the first two issues of COUNTDOWN online, in their entirety. The online content will roll out over a series of three weeks:

    * The first ten pages of COUNTDOWN 51 will be on www.myspace.com/comicbooks on May 4.
    * The last 12 pages of COUNTDOWN 51 will be on the site on May 11, along with the first 12 pages of issue 50.
    * The last ten pages of COUNTDOWN 50 will be on the site on May 18.

    DC will also launch a DC Nation MySpace page on May 2.

    "We have so much faith in this series that we did something special with MySpace to get the first issues out in front of as many eyes as possible," said Dan DiDio, Senior Vice President - Executive Editor, DC Comics. "This is our biggest series of 2007 and we're presenting it in the biggest way possible."

    With placement on MySpace Comic Books as well as the MySpace home page, COUNTDOWN will reach a sizeable online audience. MySpace is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a positive impact on the world. As the most trafficked web site in the United States, MySpace has nearly 65 million unique monthly users. MySpace Comic Books (www.myspace.com/comicbooks) is the site's online destination for fans of manga, graphic novels and comic books. Fans and friends of MySpace Comic Books can check out the community to find the most exciting projects, creators, news, and events in the industry.

    Additionally, DC has now revealed widespread yearlong coverage, including:

    * Feature and review coverage have also been secured in various mainstream press outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scripps Howard News Service, TV Guide and scores of local newspapers across the country.
    * Monthly coverage in Comics Buyer's Guide.
    * Regular coverage in Comic Shop News, including an interview with series editor Mike Marts timed to the release of the first issue.
    * A weekly conversation with the editor of COUNTDOWN on Newsarama.com, including cover debuts, roundtable commentary and interior page previews.
    * Regular print coverage in Wizard and weekly coverage online at WizardUniverse.com.

    COUNTDOWN 51-48 are solicited in the March Previews and are available for order as follows:

    * COUNTDOWN 51 (MAR070187) has a Final Order Cutoff date of April 19 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 9.

    * COUNTDOWN 50 (MAR070188) has a Final Order Cutoff date of April 26 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.

    * COUNTDOWN 49 (MAR070189) has a Final Order Cutoff date of May 3 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 23.

    * COUNTDOWN 48 (MAR070190) has a Final Order Cutoff date of May 10 and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 30.
     
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    DC Comics Direct Channel Special

    DC COMICS PROJECTS AND CREATORS HONORED BY 2007 EISNER AWARDS NOMINATIONS

    The nominees for the 2007 Eisner Awards have been announced, and DC Comics projects and creators received a total of 24 nominations from the DCU, Vertigo and WildStorm.

    DC Comics would like to thank the Eisner Awards committee and congratulates all those who were nominated.

    DC's 2007 Eisner Award nominees are:

    Best Short Story
    * "A Frog's Eye View," by Bill Willingham and James Jean, in FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL (Available for reorder - JUL060245)

    Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
    * BATMAN/THE SPIRIT: "Crime Convention," by Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke (Available for reorder - SEP060190)

    Best Continuing Series
    * ALL STAR SUPERMAN, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (Collected in the ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC, available for reorder - DEC060188)

    Best Limited Series
    * BATMAN: YEAR 100, by Paul Pope (Available for reorder - OCT060164)
    * THE OTHER SIDE, by Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart (Collected in THE OTHER SIDE TP, available for advance reorder and scheduled to arrive in stores on May 23 - FEB070359)

    Best New Series
    * JACK OF FABLES, by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, Tony Akins, and Andrew Pepoy (Collected in the JACK OF FABLES VOL. 1: THE (NEARLY) GREAT ESCAPE, available for reorder - NOV060300)

    Best Anthology
    * FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL, by Bill Willingham and various

    Best Graphic Album-Reprint
    * ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, by Darwyn Cooke (Available for reorder - JUL060153)

    Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books
    * THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1, by Neil Gaiman and various (Available for reorder - AUG060280)

    Best Writer
    * Grant Morrison (ALL STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN, 52, SEVEN SOLDIERS)
    * Bill Willingham (FABLES, JACK OF FABLES, FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL)

    Best Writer/Artist
    * Gilbert Hernandez, (SLOTH) (Available for reorder - APR060283)
    * Paul Pope (BATMAN: YEAR 100)

    Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team
    * Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha (FABLES) (The next collected edition, FABLES VOL. 9: SONS OF EMPIRE TP, is solicited in the March Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 13 - MAR070271)
    * Tony Harris & Tom Feister (EX MACHINA) (The latest collected edition, EX MACHINA VOL. 5: SMOKE SMOKE TP, is available for reorder - DEC060271)
    * Niko Henrichon (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD) (Available for reorder - JUN060255)

    Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
    * Jill Thompson, "Fair Division," in FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL

    Best Cover Artist
    * Tony Harris (EX MACHINA)
    * James Jean (FABLES, JACK OF FABLES)
    * Dave Johnson (100 BULLETS)
    * J. G. Jones (52)

    Best Coloring
    * Dave Stewart (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN/THE SPIRIT, SUPERMAN)

    Best Lettering
    * Todd Klein (FABLES, JACK OF FABLES, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, TESTAMENT)
    * Clem Robins (LOVELESS, 100 BULLETS, Y: THE LAST MAN)

    Best Publication Design
    * ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, designed by Darwyn Cooke
     

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