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    April 1, 2008

    DC COMICS ANNOUNCES SALES INCENTIVE FOR THE NEW YORK FOUR

    DC Comics continues its special sales incentive offers on 2008 Minx titles with THE NEW YORK FOUR, solicited in the April Previews.

    Written by Brian Wood (DMZ, DEMO) with art by Ryan Kelly (LUCIFER), THE NEW YORK FOUR stars Brooklyn born Riley. Just starting her freshman year at college in New York City, Riley is about to find out what an adventure — and a mystery — living in New York can be. Raised by stuffy, literati parents, Riley’s a shy, straight-A student who convinces three other college brainiacs to join a research group for fast cash. What Riley doesn’t bank on is accidentally falling in love.

    Qualifying Diamond retailers may make full returns on THE NEW YORK FOUR. 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 THE NEW YORK FOUR to qualify for full returnability.

    THE NEW YORK FOUR (APR080265) is advance-solicited in the April Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on July 9.

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    JLA TROPHY ROOM: BAT-SIGNAL PROP REPLICA SALES RESTRICTION

    Please note that due to power system differences, the JLA TROPHY ROOM: BAT-SIGNAL PROP REPLICA (APR080294) will be available only in the U.S. and Canada.

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    ARTIST JIM MOONEY DIES AT AGE 89

    Jim Mooney, the prolific artist who worked on memorable DC Comics features including Batman, Supergirl and Tommy Tomorrow, has died at age 89.

    “Jim Mooney’s beautiful women and noble men graced the DC universe for decades, showing up (sadly uncredited for much of the time) from the adventures of Batman and Robin, to the far future of Tommy Tomorrow, to his legendary run on Supergirl,” said Paul Levitz, DC Comics President & Publisher. “Few artists have made our characters look better.”

    Born in 1919, Mooney broke into comics in 1940 with early publishers Fox and Fiction House. He soon moved to Timely Comics, where he specialized in funny animal features, then joined DC Comics in the late 1940s as penciller on BATMAN and DETECTIVE COMICS, as well as solo Robin tales in STAR SPANGLED COMICS. In the 1950s, he contributed numerous stories to DC’s mystery titles and illustrated Tommy Tomorrow in ACTION COMICS and, later, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS.

    In 1959, Mooney became the regular artist on Supergirl, one of his signature features, in ACTION COMICS, beginning with the second installment of the series. He continued to illustrate Supergirl through the 1960s, while working on HOUSE OF MYSTERY’s Dial H for Hero and several Legion of Super-Heroes tales for ADVENTURE COMICS.

    Mooney moved to Marvel Comics in the late 1960s, where he went on to draw Spider-Man, Man-Thing, Omega The Unknown, Marvel Team-Up, Thundercats and numerous other series. Most recently, Mooney contributed to Claypool Comics’ Elvira and Soulsearchers and Company.

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    LAST CHANCE SALE!

    The following DC items are priced at 70% off through April 21, 2007:

    ACTION COMICS #857
    ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10
    BATMAN #634
    BATMAN #659
    BATMAN #660
    BATMAN #661
    BATMAN #667
    BATMAN #668
    BATMAN #669
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #1 COVER B
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #11
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #12
    THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #13
    GREEN LANTERN #7
    GREEN LANTERN #8
    GREEN LANTERN #11
    GREEN LANTERN #12
    GREEN LANTERN #13
    GREEN LANTERN #21 (2ND PTG)
    GREEN LANTERN #22 (2ND PTG)
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14 (3RD PTG)
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15 (2ND PTG)
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #9
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #12 (2ND PTG)
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #5
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #6
    TEEN TITANS #42
    TEEN TITANS #43
    TEEN TITANS #44
    TEEN TITANS #45
    TEEN TITANS #46
    TEEN TITANS #47
    TEEN TITANS #48
    TEEN TITANS #49
    TEEN TITANS #50
    TEEN TITANS #51
    TEEN TITANS #52
    TEEN TITANS #53
    TEEN TITANS #54
    WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due BEFORE Thursday, April 3.

    04/23/2008 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 $4.99
    04/23/2008 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION $4.99
    04/23/2008 - BATMAN #675 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - BIRDS OF PREY #117 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - CHECKMATE #25 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 1 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7 $3.99
    04/23/2008 - DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #8 $3.50
    04/23/2008 - FABLES #72 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    04/23/2008 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - NORTHLANDERS #5 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    04/23/2008 - NUMBER OF THE BEAST #2 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/23/2008 - NUMBER OF THE BEAST #2 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/23/2008 - SCOOBY-DOO #131 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    04/23/2008 - SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: JACK HAWKSMOOR #2 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/23/2008 - SHADOWPACT #24 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - THE SPIRIT #16 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - SUPER FRIENDS #2 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    04/23/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN #47 $2.99
    04/23/2008 - SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #1 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    04/23/2008 - SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #1 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - 52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN TP $19.99
    05/14/2008 - BATMAN :THE JOKER'S LAST LAUGH TP $17.99
    05/14/2008 - CHECKMATE: THE FALL OF THE WALL VOL. 03 TP $14.99
    05/14/2008 - GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR TP $12.99
    05/14/2008 - VERTIGO: FIRST CUT TP (VERTIGO) $4.99
    05/14/2008 - WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY VOL. 2 TP (WILDSTORM) $19.99

    DC DIRECT:
    09/03/2008 - SANDMAN AND DEATH 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKENDS $295.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1 BALANCED CASE ASST $132.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1 BALANCED INNER CASE ASST $72.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1 WEIGHTED CASE ASST $132.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1 WEIGHTED INNER CASE ASST $72.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    09/03/2008 - ALL STAR SERIES 1: SUPER LOIS ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    09/10/2008 - WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SERIES 2: CATWOMAN BUST $55.00
    09/10/2008 - BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE GEORGE PEREZ $75.00
    09/17/2008 - JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE: PART 2 $150.00
    09/17/2008 - COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO NO. 2: THE JUSTICE COVER COLLECTION $49.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    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
    04/11/08 - A - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #13
    04/11/08 - A - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 10
    04/11/08 - A - THE SPIRIT #14
    04/18/08 - B - CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #42
    04/18/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 9
    04/18/08 - B - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13
    04/25/08 - B - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13 VARIANT EDITION
    04/25/08 - B - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2: LIGHTNING SAGA HC

    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 — APRIL 9, 2008

    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #16
    BATMAN: DEATH MASK #1
    BATMAN: LOVERS AND MADMEN HC
    BOOSTER GOLD #8
    CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK TP
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #24 (JOHNNY DC)
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 3
    THE EXTERMINATORS #28 (VERTIGO)
    GEN13 #19 (WILDSTORM)
    GOD SAVE THE QUEEN SC (VERTIGO)
    GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #7
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #23
    JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: TIES THAT BIND TP (JOHNNY DC)
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #14
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #14 VARIANT EDITION
    MAD MAGAZINE #489
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #1 (WILDSTORM)
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #1 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    PRESENTS VOL. 3 (CMX)
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. 2 TP (REPLACEMENT COPIES)
    SIMON DARK #7
    SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE QUEST FOR COSMIC BOY TP
    SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #14
    TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 2 (CMX)
    TINY TITANS #3 (JOHNNY DC)
    TITANS #1
    TITANS #1 VARIANT EDITION
    THE UN-MEN #9 (VERTIGO)
    WONDER WOMAN #19
    YOUNG LIARS #2 (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    TRINITY ACTION FIGURES BALANCED CASE ASSORTMENT
    TRINITY ACTION FIGURES BALANCED HALF CASE ASSORTMENT
    TRINITY ACTION FIGURES WEIGHTED CASE ASSORTMENT
    TRINITY ACTION FIGURES WEIGHTED HALF CASE ASSORTMENT
    TRINITY: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
    TRINITY: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
    TRINITY: WONDER WOMAN ACTION FIGURE
    TRINITY: BATMAN SOLID PACKED CASE
    TRINITY: SUPERMAN SOLID PACK CASE
    TRINITY: WONDER WOMAN SOLID PACK CASE

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 16, 2008

    100 BULLETS #90 (VERTIGO)
    BAT LASH #5
    BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #6
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #44 (JOHNNY DC)
    THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12
    CATWOMAN #78
    CIPHER VOL. 11 (CMX)
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 2
    DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #1
    DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #1 VARIANT EDITION
    DMZ #30 (VERTIGO)
    FAKER TP (VERTIGO)
    THE FLASH #239
    GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #7
    GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE HC
    HELLBLAZER #243
    THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #13 (JOHNNY DC)
    THE PROGRAMME #10 (WILDSTORM)
    ROBIN #173
    SALVATION RUN #6
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 2 TP
    SUICIDE SQUAD: RAISE THE FLAG #8
    SUPERMAN #675
    SUPERMAN #675 VARIANT EDITION
    TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #2
    UN-MEN VOL. 1: GET YOUR FREAK ON TP (VERTIGO)
    VARIANTE VOL. 3 (CMX)
    WILDSTORM: ARMAGEDDON TP (WILDSTORM)
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT #6 (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    AME-COMI: POWER GIRL VINYL FIGURE
    AME-COMI: SUPERGIRL VINYL FIGURE
    COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO #1: WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE

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    SHIPPING CHANGES NOTE

    Please note new in-stores dates on trade paperbacks and CMX titles originally scheduled to arrive in stores in April and May, and hardcovers and Minx titles originally scheduled to arrive in stores April through June. This is due to adjustments being made in DC’s manufacturing and production schedules. All of these titles will arrive in stores one week later than originally solicited, as noted below.

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

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/23/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 JAN080169 - 03/26/08
    04/23/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION - 03/26/08
    04/23/08 - BATMAN #675 - 03/26/08
    04/23/08 - BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 5 TP - 04/16/08
    04/23/08 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7 - 03/19/08
    04/23/08 - JONAH HEX VOL. 4: ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUING TP - 04/16/08
    04/23/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOL. 02: THY KINGDOM COME PART 1 HC - 04/16/08
    04/30/08 - ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC - 03/26/08
    04/30/08 - MYSTERY IN SPACE VOL. 2 TP - 04/23/08
    04/30/08 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN VOL. 2 TP - 04/23/08
    04/30/08 - SUPERMAN/ BATMAN VOL. 06: TORMENT HC - 04/23/08
    05/07/08 - BATMAN #676 - 04/23/08
    05/07/08 - BATMAN #676 VARIANT EDITION - 04/23/08
    05/07/08 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #8 - 04/23/08
    05/07/08 - JLA PRESENTS: AZTEK - THE ULTIMATE MAN TP - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - THE QUESTION VOL. 2: POISONED GROUND TP - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 24 HC - 04/30/08
    05/14/08 - 52 AFTERMATH :THE FOUR HORSEMEN TP - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - BATMAN :THE JOKER'S LAST LAUGH TP - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - BATMAN: THE RESURRECTION OF RA’S AL GHUL HC - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 1: 52 PICK-UP HC - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - CHECKMATE: THE FALL OF THE WALL VOL. 03 TP - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR TP - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 VARIANT EDITION - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - SALVATION RUN #7 - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT EDITION - 05/7/08
    05/28/08 - ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11 - 05/14/08

    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:
    04/23/08 - DOROTHEA VOL. 1 - 04/16/08
    04/23/08 - I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 4 - 04/16/08
    04/23/08 - GON VOL. 4 - 04/23/08
    05/07/08 - CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 2 - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - KIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 1 - 04/30/08
    05/14/08 - KING OF CARDS VOL. 4 - 05/7/08
    05/14/08 - TWO FLOWERS FOR THE DRAGON VOL. 1 - 05/7/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/07/08 - THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 4: CROSSFIRE AND COLLATERAL TP - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - LOVELESS #24 - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - VERTIGO: FIRST CUT TP - 05/7/08
    05/21/08 - FABLES #73 - 05/14/08

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    04/23/08 - TEAM ZERO TP - 04/16/08
    04/30/08 - SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS TP - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY VOL. 2 TP - 05/17/08
     

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