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    DC COMICS OFFERS SALES INCENTIVE ON CMX'S VARIANTE VOL. 1

    VARIANTE VOL. 1, the debut volume of the new horror series from CMX by writer/artist Iqura Sugimoto, will be solicited in the July Previews with a special sales incentive. Qualifying retailers may make full returns on this title at a date to be named later.

    In this volume, a murderous entity controls the arm of an innocent girl. After seeing her family slaughtered, Aiko is surprised to wake up on a laboratory table, apparently intact. But when she notices the horribly disfigured arm grafted onto her body, she soon realizes that life as she knew it before the attack is now over. Infused with the DNA of a mysterious monster known as Chimera, the arm acts on the urges of its master - leaving Aiko powerless to stop it. Alone and frightened, how will she deal with this horrible fate?

    With chilling artwork and an exciting storyline, VARIANTE is a gritty and compelling drama. This is a powerful new chapter for the CMX manga line that no one will want to miss. VARIANTE will be published in CMX's new mature readers format of 5.5" by 8".

    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

    For example, a retailer with a 50% DC Comics discount must order a minimum of 4 copies of VARIANTE VOL. 1 to qualify for full returnability.

    The offer is valid through the Final Order Cutoff date of August 9, and only in the U.S. and Canada. VARIANTE VOL. 1 (JUL070269) will be solicited in the July Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores October 3 with a cover price of $12.99 U.S.

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    EARLY REVIEWS PRAISE JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

    JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC is now in stores, and here is a round-up of early reviews praising it:

    "DC is bringing back the entire Kirby saga . . . in several big, beautiful hardcover editions with all the rich colors of the originals. The work presented here shows why Kirby . . . deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Will Eisner, say, or Alan Moore and Frank Miller. Future generations will come to see Kirby as an exciting myth-maker whose message was life-affirming." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

    "Beautifully reproduced, this first of four Fourth World volumes features . . . some of Kirby's most innovative, personal work executed with spectacular imagery. The wow factor is high. Grant Morrison's awestruck introduction explains why Kirby is called The King and why Fourth World is his masterpiece . . . Kirby imagined these stories someday would be collected in hardcover, in publication order, on quality paper - 35 years later, this visionary's dream has become reality. Hail to The King!" - LIBRARY JOURNAL

    "Even if you've never read a comic book, you can't escape this four-color Wagnerian's gravitational pull . . . The Forever People, Mister Miracle - Super Escape Artist, and - "King" Kirby never lacked ambition - The New Gods feature kinetic page layouts in which dynamically foreshortened antagonists hurl each other across galaxies, networks of steel divide the panels, Day-Glo pinks enliven hippie-inspired costumes, and coarse-screened collages chart multidimensional byways . . . Kirby's gangly optimism provides the only god we truly need - unfettered imagination." - VILLAGE VOICE

    "Buy JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1, newly published by DC in glorious color. It will blow your . . . mind." - BOSTON GLOBE

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    TENJHO TENGE ADDS MATURE READERS LABEL

    Starting with TENJHO TENGE VOL. 15 (MAY070207), this CMX series will feature a "suggested for mature readers" label and will arrive in stores in shrinkwrap.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    BATMAN: BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE VOL. 2 TP (JUL068498) (3rd printing) Now priced $12.99/17.50 Can.
    GLOBAL FREQUENCY: PLANET ABLAZE TP (JAN078106) (3rd printing) Now priced $14.99/17.99 Can.

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    SOLD OUT!

    Please note that the following items are now sold out at DC:

    ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY VOL. 2 OVERSIZED HC (STAR19588)
    AMAZO ACTION FIGURE (STAR12004)
    BATMAN BATMOBILE MAQUETTE (MAY050308)
    BATMAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY 2005 COLLECTORS PLATE (MAY050309)
    BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT DYNASTY SC (STAR11739)
    BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN STATUE (STAR14689)
    BATMAN: EGO (STAR11672)
    BATMAN HUSH SERIES 3 MASTER CASE (OCT040371)
    BATMAN KIA ASAMIYA SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE (SEP050335)
    CATWOMAN: CROOKED LITTLE TOWN TP (STAR20150)
    JLA CLASSIFIED SERIES 1 MASTER CASE (SEP050323)
    KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE (SEP030341)
    KINGDOM COME: DEADMAN ACTION FIGURE (SEP030337)
    KINGDOM COME: SPECTRE GREEN LANTERN NORMAN MCCAY STATUE (MAY050318)
    KINGDOM COME: SUPERMAN HAWKMAN & RED ROBIN STATUE (JAN050385)
    LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION SERIES 1 MASTER CASE (SEP050322)
    LOONEY TUNES GOLDEN COLLECTION SERIES 2 MASTER CASE (DEC050341)
    MAX MERCURY ACTION FIGURE (STAR11957)
    SANDMAN 10TH ANNIVERSARY STATUE (STAR08534)
    SIGNATURE EDITION BATMAN HUSH ACTION FIGURE BY JIM LEE (FEB040319)
    SILVER AGE BATMAN & ROBIN DELUXE ACTION FIGURE SET (STAR17846)
    TIM HUNTER ACTION FIGURE (STAR15960)
    WILDCATS PVC SET (STAR10625)

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    LAST CHANCE SALE!

    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #1
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #2
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #3
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #4
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #5
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #17
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #18
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #19
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #21
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #22
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #23
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #24
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #25
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #26
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #27
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #28
    SUPERMAN #653
    SUPERMAN #654
    SUPERMAN #655
    SUPERMAN #656
    SUPERMAN #657
    SUPERMAN #658
    SUPERMAN #659
    SUPERMAN #660
    SUPERMAN #661
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #1
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #2
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #3
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #4
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #5
    WONDER WOMAN #1
    WONDER WOMAN #2
    WONDER WOMAN #3
    WONDER WOMAN #4
    WONDER WOMAN #5
    WONDER WOMAN #6

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due by Thursday, June 28.

    07/18/2007 - ALL-FLASH #1
    07/18/2007 - AMAZONS ATTACK #4
    07/18/2007 - AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #54
    07/18/2007 - ARMY @ LOVE #5 (VERTIGO)
    07/18/2007 - BIRDS OF PREY #108
    07/18/2007 - BLACK CANARY #2
    07/18/2007 - BRAVE AND THE BOLD #5
    07/18/2007 - CATWOMAN #69
    07/18/2007 - CHECKMATE #16
    07/18/2007 - COUNTDOWN 41
    07/18/2007 - HELLBLAZER #234 (VERTIGO)
    07/18/2007 - THE HIGHWAYMEN #2 (WILDSTORM)
    07/18/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11
    07/18/2007 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 VARIANT EDITION
    07/18/2007 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #4 (JOHNNY DC)
    07/18/2007 - THE PROGRAMME #1 (WILDSTORM)
    07/18/2007 - THE PROGRAMME #1 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    07/18/2007 - ROBIN #164
    07/18/2007 - SCOOBY-DOO #122 (JOHNNY DC)
    07/18/2007 - SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #4
    07/18/2007 - THE SPIRIT #8
    07/18/2007 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN #38
    07/18/2007 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN #38 VARIANT EDITION
    07/18/2007 - THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: ABOUT A BOY #1 (WILDSTORM)
    08/01/2007 - BIRDS OF PREY: BLOOD AND CIRCUITS TP
    08/01/2007 - SCALPED VOL. 1 INDIAN COUNTRY TP (VERTIGO)
    08/01/2007 - SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS

    B - NIGHTWING #132
    F - BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 3 HC
    B - WETWORKS #9
    B - HAWKGIRL #64

    Returnable Books Key:
    A - Late Ship
    B - Change In Creative Team
    C - Not As Solicited
    D - Mislabeled Crossover
    E - Unlabeled Mature Title
    F - Incorrect Price
    G - Wrong UPC Code
    H - Unmatched Cover & Interior Content
    I - Printing Error Comic
    J - Shipped Returnable
    K - With Qualifying Initial Order
    L - Made returnable at DC's discretion

    *Accompanied by a Diamond Distributors Return Authorization Form

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE - JULY 5, 2007

    ACTION COMICS #851
    ACTION COMICS #851 3-D EDITION
    THE ALL NEW ATOM #13
    ALL STAR SUPERMAN #8
    THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN TP
    AMERICAN VIRGIN #16 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS HC
    BLACK CANARY #1
    CIPHER VOL. 8 (CMX)
    COUNTDOWN 43
    DANGER GIRL: BODY SHOTS #4 (WILDSTORM)
    DETECTIVE COMICS #834
    THE EXTERMINATORS #19 (VERTIGO)
    FAKER #1 (VERTIGO)
    GEN13: BEST OF A BAD LOT TP (WILDSTORM)
    GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE ARCHIVES VOL. 1 HC
    JONAH HEX #21
    JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #35 (JOHNNY DC)
    LOONEY TUNES #152 (JOHNNY DC)
    MAD MAGAZINE #480
    MIDNIGHTER #9 (WILDSTORM)
    NIGHTWING #134
    OUTSIDERS #49
    OUTSIDERS VOL. 6: PAY AS YOU GO TP
    SCALPED #7 (VERTIGO)
    SILVERFISH HC (VERTIGO)
    SUPERGIRL #19
    SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS #3 (WILDSTORM)
    TIME GUARDIAN VOL. 2 (CMX)
    VS. (VERSUS) VOL. 6 (CMX)
    WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY #8 (WILDSTORM)
    Y: THE LAST MAN #57 (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    CATWOMAN 13" DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    DC MINIMATES WAVE FOUR
    WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL BUST

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - JULY 11, 2007

    100 BULLETS #84 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #7
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #35 (JOHNNY DC)
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #15 (JOHNNY DC)
    CLUBBING (MINX)
    COUNTDOWN 42
    DMZ #21 (VERTIGO)
    ELRIC: MAKING OF A SORCERER TP
    FABLES #63 (VERTIGO)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH: PAMELA'S TALE #1 (WILDSTORM)
    GEN13 #10 (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE #1
    GREEN LANTERN #21
    GREEN LANTERN #21 VARIANT EDITION
    GRIFTER & MIDNIGHTER #5 (WILDSTORM)
    HELLBLAZER: THE RED RIGHT HAND TP (VERTIGO)
    I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 1 (CMX)
    JLA CLASSIFIED #40
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #7 VARIANT EDITION
    MAD KIDS #8
    SAMURAI COMMANDO: MISSION 1549 VOL. 1 (CMX)
    SHADOWPACT #15
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATGIRL VOL. 1 TP
    STORMWATCH: PHD #9 (WILDSTORM)
    SUPERMAN #664
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #5
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS TP

    DC DIRECT:
    BATMAN DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA
    THE JOKER DELUXE VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA
    STARDUST: CATCH A FALLING STAR POSTER
    STARDUST: NOTECARD SET
    STARDUST: STAR AND LORD PRIMUS MINI BUST SET
    STARDUST: THE SINGING SISTERS POSTER
    STARDUST: TRISTRAN AND THE WITCH MINI BUST SET

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

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/18/07 - AMAZONS ATTACK #4 - 07/25/07
    07/18/07 - SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL #4 - 06/06/07
    07/25/07 - BATMAN #666 - 05/30/07
    07/25/07 - TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #8 - 06/20/07
    07/25/07 - SUPERMAN #665 - 07/18/07
    07/25/07 - WONDER WOMAN #11 - 07/11/07
    08/08/07 - BATMAN #667 - 06/27/07
    08/15/07 - SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #6 - 07/11/2007
    08/22/07 - BATMAN #668 - 07/25/2007

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/18/07 - WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BIG BARFA BUST - 07/05/07
    07/25/07 - BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY ALEX ROSS - 07/11/07
    08/01/07 - STARDUST: MOON STAR STATUE - 07/11/07

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

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/18/07 - FABLES #63 - 07/11/07
    08/01/07 - AMERICAN VIRGIN #17 - 07/25/07
    08/01/07 - DEADMAN #12 - 07/18/07
    08/01/07 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #9 - 07/25/07

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/25/07 - ALAN MOORE: WILD WORLDS TP - 05/30/07
     
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    Superman_Alpha TF: Animated FTW!!!

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    Batman shipping late (again) is unacceptable. They went out of their way to reduce the number of mainline Batman titles to just Batman & 'Tec. Batman is always late and 'Tec's main draw, Paul Dini, is hardly there anymore. Bullocks to both titles. I don't feel remotely bad about dropping both titles and waiting for an eventual trade.

    I'm really looking forward to this book. Got it on pre-order from Amazon for just over $10. I'll probably do the same with October's collection of Kandor strips. These collections as well as the Showcase Presents Superman trades really help out during those long waits between issues of All-Star Superman.

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