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    March 11, 2008

    DC COMICS ANNOUNCES ORDERING INCENTIVE ON VERTIGO’S HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1

    A classic DC Comics title is reinvented this May with HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1, the debut issue of the new Vertigo series written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham with art by Luca Rossi. This issue features a cover by Sam Weber and a variant cover by Bernie Wrightson, as well as a second story with art by Ross Campbell.

    DC Comics offers qualifying retailers a special ordering incentive on this issue. Retailers whose orders on HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 Standard Edition (MAR080225) are equal to or greater than their orders on FABLES #71 (JAN080247) will be eligible to return up to 50% of their orders on this issue.

    HOUSE OF MYSTERY focuses on five characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they’re imprisoned there. Each has a terrible past they’d like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers.

    HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 (MAR080225) is solicited in the March Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 7. For every 10 copies of the HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1, retailers may order one copy of the HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 Variant Edition (MAR080226).

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    UPDATE ON CANADIAN PRICES

    Please note that beginning with items arriving in Direct Market stores on March 19, DC Comics periodicals will feature a single price for both U.S. and Canada.

    As an example, the price on the cover of ACTION COMICS #863, scheduled to arrive in stores on March 26, reads “$2.99 US/Can.”

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    DC COMICS TO PROVIDE REPLACEMENT COPIES OF SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL 2 TP

    In SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. 2 TP (NOV070244), several pages from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #2 were accidentally swapped.

    DC Comics will provide retailers with new, corrected copies of this title in quantities equal to their orders to date on the current printing. Retailers will not be billed for these new copies. DC asks retailers to please dispose of any copies of SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL 2 TP they currently have on their shelves, and to accept returned copies from their customers in exchange for corrected copies.

    The SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL 2 TP new printing is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 2. To differentiate it from the original printing, the logo on this cover will be red and white instead of red and yellow, and will arrive in stores under the item code JAN088359.

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    DC COMICS INCREASES PAGE COUNT FOR SALVATION RUN #7

    SALVATION RUN #7, the finale to the explosive DCU miniseries, will arrive in stores as a 40-page issue, with a cover price of $3.50 U.S.

    In this issue, written by Matthew Sturges with art and cover by Sean Chen & Walden Wong and a variant cover by Neal Adams, the ultimate game of survival between the DCU’s villains reaches its dramatic end! Who will live? Who will die? Will anybody make it home?

    Also, please note that the SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT COVER was left out of the Previews Order Form. Retailers may order the SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT COVER under the new item code JAN088283.

    SALVATION RUN #7 (MAR080141) is solicited in the March Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 7.

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    UPDATE ON INSTORE DATE AND PRICE FOR FAKER TP

    The FAKER TP (DEC070292), originally solicited to arrive in stores on March 26 with a cover price of $9.99, is now scheduled to arrive in stores on April 16 with a cover price of $14.99.

    Because of this change, this item will be made returnable at a later date.

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    UPDATE ON INSTORE DATE AND PRICE FOR TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #12

    The page count on TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #12 (JAN080191) has been increased from 32 to 40. This issue, originally solicited to arrive in stores on March 26 with a cover price of $2.99, is now scheduled to arrive in stores on April 2 with a cover price of $3.50.

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    DC OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, MARCH 21

    The offices of DC Comics and WildStorm Productions will be closed Friday, March 21 for Good Friday.

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due BEFORE Thursday, March 13.

    04/02/2008 - THE ALL NEW ATOM #22 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #1 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    04/02/2008 - COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH 80-PAGE GIANT $4.99
    04/02/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 4 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #2 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - DETECTIVE COMICS #843 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - INFINITY INC. #8 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - JONAH HEX #30 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #44 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    04/02/2008 - LOONEY TUNES #161 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    04/02/2008 - METAL MEN #7 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - MIDNIGHTER #18 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/02/2008 - NEW DYNAMIX #2 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/02/2008 - NEW DYNAMIX #2 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/02/2008 - NIGHTWING #143 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - SCALPED #16 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    04/02/2008 - SUPERGIRL #28 $2.99
    04/02/2008 - TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #12 $3.50
    04/02/2008 - VINYL UNDERGROUND #7 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    04/09/2008 - MAD MAGAZINE #489 $4.99
    04/16/2008 - BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 5 TP $14.99
    04/16/2008 - TEAM ZERO TP (WILDSTORM) $17.99
    05/07/2008 - KING OF CARDS VOL. 4 (CMX) $9.99
    05/07/2008 - TWO FLOWERS FOR THE DRAGON VOL. 1 (CMX) $9.99
    05/14/2008 - DOKKOIDA?! VOL. 2 (CMX) $9.99
    05/14/2008 - SWAN VOL 13 (CMX) $9.99
    05/14/2008 - VENUS IN LOVE VOL. 3 (CMX) $9.99
    05/21/2008 - APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 5 (CMX) $9.99
    05/21/2008 - THE PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 3 (CMX) $9.99
    05/28/2008 - KEY TO THE KINGDOM VOL. 4 (CMX) $9.99
    05/28/2008 - ORFINA VOL. 3 (CMX) $12.99
    06/04/2008 - BURNOUT (MINX) $9.99
    06/04/2008 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL 3: INJUSTICE LEAGUE HC $19.99
    06/04/2008 - THE QUESTION: THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD HC $19.99
    06/11/2008 - GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 2 HC $24.99
    06/11/2008 - WORLD'S FINEST DELUXE EDITION HC $29.99
    06/18/2008 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1 HC $24.99
    06/18/2008 - GREEN LANTERN: TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS HC $29.99
    06/25/2008 - DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC $49.99
    06/25/2008 - EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC (WILDSTORM) $29.99
    06/25/2008 - SUPERMAN: LAST SON HC $19.99
    06/25/2008 - WATER BABY (MINX) $9.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    03/14/08 - A - FAKER #6
    03/14/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #5
    03/14/08 - B - SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #11
    03/14/08 - B - TEEN TITANS #55
    03/21/08 - A - THE SPIRIT #13
    03/28/08 - A - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #12
    04/04/08 - B - GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #5
    04/04/08 - B - GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #5 VARIANT EDITION
    04/04/08 - B - GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21
    04/04/08 - B - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #11

    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 — MARCH 19, 2008

    100 BULLETS #89 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #5
    BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC
    BIRDS OF PREY #116
    BRAVE AND THE BOLD #11
    CATWOMAN #77
    CHECKMATE #24
    COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: ECLIPSO 80-PAGE GIANT
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 6
    DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #7
    EX MACHINA #35 (WILDSTORM)
    FABLES #71 (VERTIGO)
    FLASH #238
    FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #4 (2ND PRINT)
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN 31ST CENTURY VOL 1: TOMORROW'S HEROES TP (JOHNNY DC)
    MAD CLASSICS #21
    MAD MAGAZINE #488
    MOON CHILD VOL. 10 (CMX)
    MUSASHI #9 VOL. 14 (CMX)
    OUTSIDERS: FIVE OF A KIND TP
    THE PROGRAMME #9 (WILDSTORM)
    ROBIN #172
    SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 6: THE HOURMAN AND THE PYTHON TP (VERTIGO)
    SCOOBY-DOO #130 (JOHNNY DC)
    SHADOWPACT #23
    THE SPIRIT #15
    SUPER FRIENDS #1 (JOHNNY DC)
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #2
    TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #1
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT #5 (WILDSTORM)
    YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 11 (CMX)

    DC DIRECT:
    WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2: STARFIRE BUST

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — MARCH 26, 2008

    ALL STAR SUPERMAN #10
    THE AUTHORITY: PRIME #6 (WILDSTORM)
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #15
    BLUE BEETLE #25
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #43 (JOHNNY DC)
    COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: LORD HAVOK AND THE EXTREMISTS #6
    COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #8
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 5
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #17 (VERTIGO)
    EMPTY EMPIRE VOL. 7 (CMX)
    FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH #6 (WILDSTORM)
    GREEN LANTERN #29
    HELLBLAZER #242 (VERTIGO)
    JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC
    JACK OF FABLES #21 (VERTIGO)
    JSA CLASSIFIED #36
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #40
    LOVELESS #23 (VERTIGO)
    NIGHTWING: THE LOST YEAR TP
    THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: JACK HAWKSMOOR #1 (WILDSTORM)
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 1 TP
    TEEN TITANS #57
    TEEN TITANS GO! #53 (JOHNNY DC)
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #7
    WILDSTORM: REVELATIONS #6 (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURE MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURE INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    AFRO SAMURAI ACTION FIGURE
    AFRO SAMURAI: JUSTICE ACTION FIGURE
    AFRO SAMURAI: KUMA ACTION FIGURE
    AFRO SAMURAI: NINJA NINJA ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2 BALANCED CASE ASSORTMENT
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2 BALANCED INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2 WEIGHTED CASE ASSORTMENT
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2 WEIGHTED INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2: HAWKGIRL ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SERIES 2: AMAZO ACTION FIGURE

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

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/02/08 - ACTION COMICS #863 - 03/26/08
    04/02/08 - ACTION COMICS #863 VARIANT EDITION - 03/26/08
    04/02/08 - TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #12 - 03/26/08
    04/02/08 - SHAZAM: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP - 03/26/08
    04/02/08 - SUPERMAN: 3-2-1 ACTION TP - 03/26/08
    04/09/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 - 02/13/08
    04/09/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION - 02/13/08
    04/09/08 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7 - 03/19/08
    04/09/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #14 - 03/26/08
    04/09/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #14 VARIANT EDITION - 03/26/08
    04/16/08 - BATMAN #675 - 03/26/08
    04/30/08 - ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC - 03/26/08
    04/30/08 - BATMAN #676 - 04/23/08
    04/30/08 - BATMAN #676 VARIANT EDITION - 04/23/08

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/23/08 - AFRO SAMURAI BUST - 03/12/08
    04/23/08 - AFRO SAMURAI: JUSTICE BUST - 03/12/08

    CMX MANGA SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/02/08 - LEADER'S HIGH VOL. 01 - 03/26/08
    04/02/08 - TOWER OF THE FUTURE VOL. 10 - 03/26/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/16/08 - FAKER TP - 03/26/08

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/02/08 - STORMWATCH: PHD VOL. 2 TP - 03/26/08
     

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