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    DC COMICS SENDS SOLD-OUT JUSTICE LEAGUE ISSUES BACK TO PRESS FOR NEW PRINTINGS

    With JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Third Printing both sold out at DC Comics, these issues are being sent back to press for new printings.

    "This is an amazing testament to the hard work everyone on this book put in," says Group Editor Eddie Berganza. "It started with Brad Meltzer, of course, and then Ed Benes did an amazing job on the pencils, Sandra Hope enhanced it in ink, Rob Leigh complimented it with his lettering, and Alex Sinclair made it all sing with his color. Then it was all wrapped up under an amazing cover by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald. As the first reader of all this, I was saying 'wow' every step of the way. Thank you, readers and retailers, for your acknowledgement time and time again!"

    The JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1 Fourth Printing (MAR078121) will feature a recolored version of the variant cover by Michael Turner. The JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2 Second Printing (MAR078122) will feature a pencils-only version of the variant cover by Turner. Both are scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.

    To ensure delivery of these issues on May 16, retailers must place orders by Sunday, May 6; please note that quantities will be limited and may sell out before May 16. Retailers may order the issue by contacting their Diamond Customer Service Representative or DC Sales Representative, or by email at reorders@....

    Other issues are available as follows:

    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 (MAY060172) is in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 (AUG060211) is in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4 (SEP060235) is in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #5 (OCT060209) is in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #6 (DEC060227) is in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7 Variant cover A (JAN070296) and Variant cover B (JAN070297) are both in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8 (FEB070281) is in stock and available for reorder.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 (MAR070204) is available for advance reorder and scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 (APR070199) and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 Variant Edition (APR070200) are solicited in the April Previews and scheduled to arrive in stores on June 20.
    * JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 (MAY070172) and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 Variant Edition (MAY070173) are solicited in the May Previews and scheduled to arrive in stores on July 18.

    Also, the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1 HC (FEB070285), collecting issues #1-7 of the hit series, is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on June 6.

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    DC COMICS CONTINUES SPECIAL SALES INCENTIVE WITH THIRD MONTH OF COUNTDOWN

    DC Comics' new weekly series COUNTDOWN is set to continue in July with issues #43-40, solicited in the May Previews (Volume XVII #5). As with the first two months of the series, 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 #43-40, retailers must place final orders on each of these issues equal to or greater than their orders on 52 WEEK 51 (FEB070243).

    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 May Previews (Volume XVII #5).

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    SCIENTISTS DISCOVER 'KRYPTONITE'

    The line between comic book fiction and reality blurred together today in the form of a white, brittle rock. Kryptonite, the sometimes green, glowing mineral that has plagued Superman for decades was discovered somewhere outside the confines of a paneled page - specifically, Serbia.

    A new mineral, matching the chemical composition for kryptonite suggested in 'Superman Returns,' was discovered by a team of geologists in a Serbian mine, according to London's Natural History Museum. Unable to find a suitable match to a known mineral, the geologists turned to the Internet, which revealed the rock's relation to the most famous element in comic books.

    "The universe is full of mysteries, and some have been foreshadowed by comics," said Paul Levitz, DC Comics President and Publisher. "We look forward to scientists figuring this one out."

    The real world version of "kryptonite" - which according to media reports will be officially named "jadarite," after the place where it was discovered and because it does not contain the element krypton - is white, does not glow and is reportedly harmless to humans and/or natives of the planet Krypton.

    Despite the harmless nature of this world's kryptonite, Superman is far from off the hook. The first storyline in the newly-launched ongoing SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL series, from writer Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier) and artist Tim Sale (whose work has been featured on NBC's "Heroes"), revealed a new take on Superman's first encounter with the malicious mineral, and how it affected a young Superman's early career as a hero.

    The mineral, which is a potential source of lithium and boron, will be put on display tomorrow at the West London museum. Reports that the mineral will be encased in lead are unconfirmed.

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    NATIONALLY SYNDICATED COLUMNIST LIZ SMITH PLUGS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA PROMOTION

    In the April 24 New York Post, columnist Liz Smith reports on the ad for JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA that appears in the paperback edition of Brad Meltzer's novel The Book of Fate. As Smith writes, "Superman and Batman have become the first superheroes to be advertised in the back of a mainstream book." Smith's column is nationally syndicated.

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    SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS FEATURED IN TV GUIDE

    The April 30 TV Guide features SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS as part of an article on Supernatural. The article includes panels from the comic as well as the Comic Shop Locator Service number.

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    MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 TO ARRIVE IN STORES ON MAY 23

    Please note that due to a printing error, MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 (JAN070334) is now scheduled to arrive in stores on May 23.

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    BATMAN AND SON HC PRICE UPDATE

    The BATMAN AND SON HC (APR070165), scheduled to arrive in stores on August 8, was solicited with the wrong cover price. The correct cover price is $19.99 U.S.

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    GREEN LANTERN: WANTED TP PAGE COUNT UPDATE

    The GREEN LANTERN: WANTED - HAL JORDAN HC (APR070192) is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 1 at 144 pages. The page count was incorrect in solicitation.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    GREEN LANTERN ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC (DEC068061) (4th printing) Now priced $49.99/60.99
    THE MAXX VOL. 1 TP (OCT068040) (3rd printing) Now priced $17.99/23.99
    PLANETARY VOL. 3: LEAVING THE 20TH CENTURY TP (JAN050354) (2nd printing)

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due by Thursday, April 26.

    05/16/2007 - ACTION COMICS #849
    05/16/2007 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #5
    05/16/2007 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER #5 VARIANT EDITION
    05/16/2007 - AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #52
    05/16/2007 - ARMY @ LOVE #3 (VERTIGO)
    05/16/2007 - BATMAN #665
    05/16/2007 - CATWOMAN #67
    05/16/2007 - CHECKMATE #14
    05/16/2007 - COUNTDOWN 50
    05/16/2007 - EX MACHINA #28 (WILDSTORM)
    05/16/2007 - FABLES #61 (VERTIGO)
    05/16/2007 - THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #12
    05/16/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9
    05/16/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9 VARIANT EDITION
    05/16/2007 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #2 (JOHNNY DC)
    05/16/2007 - SCOOBY-DOO #120 (JOHNNY DC)
    05/16/2007 - THE SPIRIT #6
    05/16/2007 - SUPERGIRL #17
    05/23/2007 - DEADMAN #10 (VERTIGO)
    05/23/2007 - WONDER WOMAN #9
    05/30/2007 - 52 VOLUME 1 TP
    05/30/2007 - ALAN MOORE WILD WORLDS TP (WILDSTORM)

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: 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)
    OMUKAE DESU VOL. 4 (CMX)
    SCALPED #5 (VERTIGO)
    SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #3
    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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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - MAY 9, 2007

    BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #33 (JOHNNY DC)
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #13 (JOHNNY DC)
    COUNTDOWN 51
    THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 10 (CMX)
    DMZ #19 (VERTIGO)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH #6 (WILDSTORM)
    GEN13 #8 (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN ARROW #74
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1: TO BE A LANTERN TP
    GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #3 (WILDSTORM)
    JACK OF FABLES #10 (VERTIGO)
    JLA CLASSIFIED #38
    MAD CLASSICS #15
    MUSASHI #9 VOL. 11 (CMX)
    MYSTERY IN SPACE #8
    NIGHTWING #132
    OUTSIDERS #47
    STORMWATCH PHD #7 (WILDSTORM)
    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #8
    Y: THE LAST MAN #56 (VERTIGO)
    Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 9: MOTHERLAND TP (VERTIGO)

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

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/16/07 - 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
    07/05/07 - WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST - 05/09/07

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

    CMX MANGA SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/23/07 - MEGATOKYO VOL. 5 - 04/25/07

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/16/07 - HELLBLAZER: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW TP - 05/09/07
    05/16/07 - NEIL GAIMAN AND CHARLES VESS' STARDUST HC - 05/02/07
    05/23/07 - DEADMAN #10 - 05/16/07
    06/13/07 - 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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