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    April 15, 2008

    DC COMICS UPDATES CONTENTS FOR SUPERMAN #676

    DC Comics announces new contents for SUPERMAN #676, replacing the story originally solicited for this issue.

    In this story, originally scheduled to appear in SUPERMAN CONFIDENTIAL #9, writer Vito Delsante and artists Julian Lopez and Bit tell the tale of how the Man of Steel met the original Emerald Sentinel, Alan Scott! As a mysterious team of scientists tracks a dangerous threat headed toward Metropolis, Superman learns the first lesson of super-heroism from the man who wrote the book!

    This issue also will feature a new, previously unseen cover by Alex Ross.

    SUPERMAN #676 (MAR080146) is solicited in the March Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 14.

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

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    DC COMICS CREATORS AND PROJECTS NOMINATED FOR 2008 EISNER AWARDS

    The nominees for the 2008 Eisner Awards have been announced, and DC Comics projects and creators have been honored with 17 nominations in 13 categories

    DC Comics thanks the Eisners committee for their time and efforts, and congratulates all the nominees. The winners of the 2008 Eisner Awards will be announced on July 25 at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

    Best Single Issue or One-Shot:
    • JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11: “Walls,” by Brad Meltzer and Gene Ha (Collected in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE LIGHTNING SAGA HC, OCT070192 — available for reorder)

    Best Continuing Series:
    • THE SPIRIT, by Darwyn Cooke, J. Bone and others
    • Y: THE LAST MAN, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr.

    Best New Series:
    • SCALPED, by Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra

    Best Reality-Based Work:
    • SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF MF GRIMM, by Percy Carey and Ronald Wimberly (MAY070227 — available for reorder)

    Best Writer:
    • Brian K. Vaughan (Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS, Local)

    Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team:
    • Pia Guerra/Jose Marzan, Jr. (Y: THE LAST MAN)
    • Ethan Van Sciver (GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL)

    Best Cover Artist:
    • J. G. Jones (52, collected in the 52: THE COVERS HC —JUN070180, available for reorder)
    • Jim Lee (ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER, WORLD OF WARCRAFT)
    • James Jean (FABLES, The Umbrella Academy)

    Best Lettering:
    • Jared K. Fletcher (CATWOMAN, THE SPIRIT, SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF MF GRIMM)
    • Todd Klein (JUSTICE, SIMON DARK, FABLES, JACK OF FABLES, CROSSING MIDNIGHT, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER, Nexus)

    Best Publication Design:
    • HEROES VOL. 1, designed by John Roshell/Comicraft (OCT078349 — available for reorder)

    Best Coloring:
    • Dave Stewart (BPRD, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cut, Hellboy, Lobster Johnson, The Umbrella Academy, THE SPIRIT)
    • Steve Hamaker (Bone, SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL)

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    RETAILERS: DON’T MISS OUT ON FREE JOHNNY DC DIGEST OFFER

    As a reminder, qualifying retailers may receive three free Johnny DC Digests of DC Comics’ choice with orders of three copies of any Johnny DC title solicited in April!

    For example, a retailer who orders 12 copies of JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #46 may receive 12 Johnny DC digests of DC’s choice at no cost.

    Please note: Retailers must order one FREE DC KIDS DIGEST (APR080239) to participate in this offer.

    Johnny DC titles solicited in the April Previews include:

    • THE BATMAN STRIKES #46 (APR080243)
    • CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #26 (APR080245)
    • CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #46 (APR080248)
    • JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #46 (APR080244)
    • THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #15 (APR080242)
    • LOONEY TUNES #163 (APR080249)
    • SCOOBY-DOO #133 (APR080250)
    • SUPER FRIENDS #4 (APR080241)
    • TINY TITANS #5 (APR080240)

    Retailers who choose to participate in this offer will receive their free Johnny DC Digests on May 28.

    This offer is good only in the U.S. and Canada, on initial orders only. Please see the April Previews Retailer Order Form for more information.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

    The following title has been reprinted and is available for order:

    HELLBLAZER: DANGEROUS HABITS TP (JAN058101) (7th printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.

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    LAST CHANCE SALE!

    The following DC items are priced at 70% off through May 5, 2008:

    ASTRO CITY: A VISITOR’S GUIDE
    DMZ #18
    DMZ #19
    DMZ #20
    DMZ #21
    DMZ #22
    EX MACHINA #20
    EX MACHINA MASQUERADE SPECIAL
    GEN13: ARMAGEDDON #1
    INFINITE CRISIS SECRET FILES 2006
    MAD KIDS #6
    MAD KIDS #7
    MIDNIGHTER: ARMAGEDDON #1
    NEW LINE CINEMA’S TALES OF HORROR #1
    THE SPIRIT #11
    STORMWATCH: ARMAGEDDON #1
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #43
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1
    TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: CYBORG SUPERMAN #1
    TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: PARALLAX #1 (2ND PRINT)
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: ABOUT A BOY #1
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: BY HIMSELF #1
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: CUT
    TRANQUILITY: ARMAGEDDON #1
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS # 1
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #3
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #4
    WETWORKS: ARMAGEDDON #1
    WILDCATS: ARMAGEDDON #1
    WILDSTORM FINE ART SPOTLIGHT ON JIM LEE
    Y: THE LAST MAN #45

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due BEFORE Thursday, April 17.

    05/07/2008 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 $4.99
    05/07/2008 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION $4.99
    05/07/2008 - THE ALL NEW ATOM #23 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #2 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - BATMAN: DEATH MASK #2 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - BATMAN VS. THE SCARECROW $2.99
    05/07/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7 $3.99
    05/07/2008 - DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #3 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA $4.99
    05/07/2008 - DETECTIVE COMICS #844 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - THE EXTERMINATORS #29 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 VARIANT EDITION (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - INFINITY INC. #9 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - JONAH HEX #31 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #45 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    05/07/2008 - LOONEY TUNES #162 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    05/07/2008 - METAL MEN #8 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - MIDNIGHTER #19 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - NEW DYNAMIX #3 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - NIGHTWING #144 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - NORTHLANDERS #6 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #1 $3.50
    05/07/2008 - RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #1 VARIANT EDITION $3.50
    05/07/2008 - SCALPED #17 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - SUPERGIRL #29 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: RAISING CAIN #1 (WILDSTORM) $3.50
    05/07/2008 - TOR #1 $2.99
    05/07/2008 - VINYL UNDERGROUND #8 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/07/2008 - WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #1 $2.99
    05/28/2008 - THE ALL NEW ATOM VOL. 3: THE HUNT FOR RAY PALMER TP $14.99
    05/28/2008 - BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE TP $17.99
    05/28/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 1 TP $19.99
    05/28/2008 - HEROES SC (WILDSTORM) $19.99
    05/28/2008 - LOVELESS VOL. 3: BLACKWATER FALLS TP (VERTIGO) $14.99
    05/28/2008 - SUPERMAN: WORLD OF KRYPTON TP $14.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    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
    04/18/08 - B - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #13 VARIANT EDITION
    04/25/08 - B - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2: LIGHTNING SAGA HC OCT070192
    05/02/08 - C - ASTRO CITY :THE DARK AGE SPECIAL #2: BEAUTIE
    05/02/08 - A - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #14
    05/02/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 7
    05/02/08 - F - EMMA VOL. 7
    05/02/08 - B - GREEN LANTERN CORPS #22
    05/02/08 - B - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #12
    05/02/08 - B - SALVATION RUN #5
    05/02/08 - C - SUPERMAN #674
    05/09/08 - C - BIRDS OF PREY #116
    05/09/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 6
    05/09/08 - B - ROBIN #172
    05/09/08 - B - SCOOBY-DOO #130

    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

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 23, 2008

    BATMAN #675
    BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 5 TP
    BIRDS OF PREY #117
    CHECKMATE #25
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 1
    DEATH OF THE NEW GODS #8
    DOROTHEA VOL. 1 (CMX)
    FABLES #72 (VERTIGO)
    I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 4 (CMX)
    JONAH HEX VOL. 4: ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG TP
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #20
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOL. 2: THY KINGDOM COME PART 1 HC
    NORTHLANDERS #5 (VERTIGO)
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #2 (WILDSTORM)
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #2 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    SCOOBY-DOO #131 (JOHNNY DC)
    SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR #2 (WILDSTORM)
    SHADOWPACT #24
    THE SPIRIT #16
    SUPER FRIENDS #2 (JOHNNY DC)
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #47
    SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #1 (WILDSTORM)
    SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #1 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)
    TEAM ZERO TP (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    AFRO SAMURAI BUST
    AFRO SAMURAI: JUSTICE BUST
    BATMAN 1:2 SCALE BUST

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — APRIL 30, 2008

    ACTION COMICS #864
    ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
    BLUE BEETLE #26
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #44 (JOHNNY DC)
    DC UNIVERSE: ZERO
    EX MACHINA #36 (WILDSTORM)
    FRIDAY THE 13TH: ABUSER AND THE ABUSED #1 (WILDSTORM)
    GON VOL. 4 (CMX)
    GREEN LANTERN #30
    JACK OF FABLES #22 (VERTIGO)
    JSA CLASSIFIED #37
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #41
    MYSTERY IN SPACE VOL. 2 TP
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN VOL. 2 TP
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 06: TORMENT HC
    SUPERNATURAL: ORIGINS TP (WILDSTORM)
    TEEN TITANS #58
    TEEN TITANS GO! #54 (JOHNNY DC)
    TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #4
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #8

    DC DIRECT:
    COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO #1: WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HEROES POSTER
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HEROES POSTER PREPACK
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VILLAINS POSTER
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VILLAINS POSTER PREPACK
    NEW GODS ACTION FIGURES BALANCED MASTER CASE
    NEW GODS ACTION FIGURES BALANCED HALF CASE
    NEW GODS ACTION FIGURES WEIGHTED MASTER CASE
    NEW GODS ACTION FIGURES WEIGHTED HALF CASE
    NEW GODS: LIGHTRAY ACTION FIGURE
    NEW GODS: ORION ACTION FIGURE
    NEW GODS: DARKSEID ACTION FIGURE

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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:
    05/07/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 - 02/13/08
    05/07/08 - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION - 02/13/08
    05/07/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 VARIANT EDITION - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7 - 03/19/08
    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 - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - BATMAN #676 - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - BATMAN #676 VARIANT EDITION - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - BATMAN :THE JOKER'S LAST LAUGH TP - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - BATMAN: THE RESURRECTION OF RA’S AL GHUL HC - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 1: 52 PICK-UP HC - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - CHECKMATE: THE FALL OF THE WALL VOL. 03 TP - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - GREEN LANTERN: NO FEAR TP - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 VARIANT EDITION - 04/23/08
    05/21/08 - BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE TP - 05/14/08
    05/21/08 - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #8 - 04/23/08
    05/21/08 - JUSTICE VOL. 1 TP - 05/14/08
    05/21/08 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 3 TP - 05/14/08
    05/21/08 - SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD HC - 05/14/08
    05/28/08 - THE ALL NEW ATOM VOL. 3: THE HUNT FOR RAY PALMER TP - 05/21/08
    05/28/08 - ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11 - 05/14/08
    05/28/08 - BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE TP FEB080237 - 05/21/08
    05/28/08 - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 1 TP - 05/21/08
    05/28/08 - JACK KIRBY’S O.M.A.C.: ONE MAN ARMY CORPS HC - 05/21/08
    05/28/08 - SALVATION RUN #7 - 05/07/08
    05/28/08 - SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT EDITION - 05/07/08
    05/28/08 - THE STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC - 05/21/08
    05/28/08 - SUPERMAN: WORLD OF KRYPTON TP - 05/21/08

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/04/08 - BATMAN VS. THE JOKER STATUE - 05/14/08

    CMX MANGA SHIPPING CHANGES:
    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 - 05/07/08
    05/21/08 - DOKKOIDA?! VOL. 2 - 05/14/08
    05/21/08 - SWAN VOL. 13 - 05/14/08
    05/21/08 - TWO FLOWERS FOR THE DRAGON VOL. 1 - 05/07/08
    05/21/08 - VENUS IN LOVE VOL. 3 - 05/14/08
    05/28/08 - APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 5 - 05/21/08
    05/28/08 - PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 3 - 05/21/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/07/08 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #18 - 04/30/08
    05/07/08 - THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 4: CROSSFIRE AND COLLATERAL TP - 04/30/08
    05/14/08 - LOVELESS #24 - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - VERTIGO: FIRST CUT TP - 05/07/08
    05/14/08 - FABLES #73 - 05/14/08
    05/28/08 - LOVELESS VOL. 3: BLACKWATER FALLS TP - 05/21/08

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/14/08 - WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY VOL. 2 TP - 05/17/08
    05/28/08 - HEROES SC - 05/21/08
     

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