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    April 22, 2008

    DC COMICS OFFERS SPECIAL RETAILER INCENTIVE ON HELLBLAZER: SPECIAL: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #1

    This July, one of comics' perennial sidekicks takes the spotlight in HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #1, the first issue of a 5-part Vertigo miniseries.

    DC Comics offers qualifying retailers a special ordering incentive on this debut issue: Retailers who place orders on HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #1 equal to or greater than their final orders on HELLBLAZER #242 (JAN080252) may make returns of up to 50% on this issue.

    HELLBLAZER PRESENTS: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE is written by Simon Oliver (THE EXTERMINATORS, GEN13), with art by Goran Sudzuka (Y: THE LAST MAN) and covers by Glenn Fabry (PREACHER).

    As issue #1 opens, cab driver Francis "Chas" Chandler is leading an unremarkable existence. His greatest moments have come tagging along with John Constantine - as a chauffeur. His home life is nothing special, and his beloved London is becoming a soulless metropolis. In middle age, Chas is stuck in a rut.

    But Chas is a master of "The Knowledge," the elaborate system of routes and landmarks which every London cabbie must memorize. Until now, The Knowledge has been just a tool for Chas. And now, he's about to discover a more sinister significance of The Knowledge. An ominous entity from London's grim past has reemerged, and only someone with The Knowledge can stop it. Is Chas up to the task, on his own?

    DC will announce the return window for this issue at a later date. HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #1 is solicited in the May Previews, and is scheduled to arrive in stores on July 2.

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    LOVELESS VOL. 3: BLACKWATER FALLS TP TO BE RESOLICITED

    Please note that all orders for the LOVELESS VOL. 3: BLACKWATER FALLS TP (FEB080302) have been cancelled. This title will be resolicited in the June Previews, and will be expanded to include issues #22-24, which will be the final issues of the series.

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    DC COMICS SENDS BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC BACK TO PRESS FOR SECOND PRINTING

    In order to ensure a continuous supply of the BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC, DC Comics has sent this title back to press for a new, second printing. Retailers may continue to place orders for this title under item code NOV070226.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    ARMY @ LOVE VOL. 1: THE HOT ZONE CLUB TP (JUL070293) (2nd printing) Now priced $9.99/$11.99 Can.
    BATMAN: GOTHIC - NEW EDITION TP (JUN070170) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    GREEN ARROW VOL. 9: ROAD TO JERICHO TP (AUG070272) (2nd printing) Now priced $17.99/$21.99 Can.
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS: THE DARK SIDE OF GREEN TP (AUG070273) (2nd printing) Now priced $12.99/$14.99 Can.
    LUCIFER VOL. 10: MORNINGSTAR TP (APR060293) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    THE MAXX VOL. 4 TP (FEB088109) (2nd printing) Now priced $17.99/$21.99 Can.

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    Final orders are due BEFORE Thursday, April 24.

    05/14/2008 - 100 BULLETS #91 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - BAT LASH #6 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - BATMAN #676 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - BATMAN #676 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    05/14/2008 - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #17 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - THE BATMAN STRIKES! #45 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    05/14/2008 - BOOSTER GOLD #9 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #25 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    05/14/2008 - DMZ #31 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - FINAL CRISIS: SKETCHBOOK $2.99
    05/14/2008 - GEN13 #20 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #8 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #8 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #1 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    05/14/2008 - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #14 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    05/14/2008 - THE LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #1 (WILDSTORM) $3.50
    05/14/2008 - LOVELESS #24 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - MAD KIDS #11 $4.99
    05/14/2008 - MAD MAGAZINE #490 $4.99
    05/14/2008 - NUMBER OF THE BEAST #3 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - SIMON DARK #8 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - SUPERMAN #676 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - TINY TITANS #4 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    05/14/2008 - TITANS #2 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - THE UN-MEN #10 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/14/2008 - WONDER WOMAN #20 $2.99
    05/14/2008 - YOUNG LIARS #3 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    05/21/2008 - FABLES #73 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/04/2008 - FABLES VOL. 10: THE GOOD PRINCE TP (VERTIGO) $17.99
    06/04/2008 - INFINITY INC. VOL. 1: LUTHOR'S MONSTERS TP $14.99
    06/04/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: 1,050 YEARS IN THE FUTURE TP $19.99
    06/04/2008 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HAUNTED TANK VOL. 2 TP $16.99
    06/04/2008 - TOM STRONG BOOK 6 TP (ABC) $17.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    04/25/08 - B - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2: LIGHTNING SAGA HC
    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
    05/16/08 - A - ALL STAR SUPERMAN #10
    05/16/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 5
    05/16/08 - F - LEADER'S HIGH VOL. 1
    05/16/08 - B - THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR #1
    05/16/08 - A - THE SPIRIT #15

    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 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 FEB080197

    DC DIRECT:
    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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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - MAY 7, 2008

    ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11
    ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 VARIANT EDITION
    THE ALL NEW ATOM #23
    AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #2 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN: DEATH MASK #2
    BATMAN VS. THE SCARECROW
    COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7
    CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 2 (CMX)
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #18 (VERTIGO)
    DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #3
    DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
    DETECTIVE COMICS #844
    THE EXTERMINATORS #29 (VERTIGO)
    THE EXTERMINATORS VOL. 4: CROSSFIRE AND COLLATERAL TP (VERTIGO)
    HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 (VERTIGO)
    HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 VARIANT EDITION (VERTIGO)
    INFINITY INC. #9
    JLA PRESENTS: AZTEK - THE ULTIMATE MAN TP
    JONAH HEX #31
    JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #45 (JOHNNY DC)
    KIICHI AND THE MAGIC BOOKS VOL. 1 (CMX)
    LOONEY TUNES #162 (JOHNNY DC)
    METAL MEN #8
    MIDNIGHTER #19 (WILDSTORM)
    NEW DYNAMIX #3 (WILDSTORM)
    NIGHTWING #144
    NORTHLANDERS #6 (VERTIGO)
    THE QUESTION VOL. 2: POISONED GROUND TP
    RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #1
    RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #1 VARIANT EDITION
    THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 24 HC
    SUPERGIRL #29
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: RAISING CAIN #1 (WILDSTORM)
    TOR #1
    THE VINYL UNDERGROUND #8 (VERTIGO)
    WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #1

    DC DIRECT:
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2 INNER CASE ASSORTMENT
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2: IMPULSE ACTION FIGURE
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2: GREEN ARROW ACTION FIGURE
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2: CLARK KENT ACTION FIGURE
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2: AQUAMAN ACTION FIGURE
    SMALLVILLE SERIES 2: CYBORG ACTION FIGURE
    WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2: BATWOMAN BUST

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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:
    05/14/08 - 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 BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 - 04/30/08
    05/28/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 VARIANT EDITION - 04/30/08
    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
    06/04/08 - INFINITY INC. VOL. 1: LUTHOR'S MONSTERS TP - 05/28/08
    06/04/08 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: 1,050 YEARS IN THE FUTURE TP - 05/28/08
    06/04/08 - SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC - 05/28/08
    06/04/08 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE HAUNTED TANK VOL. 2 TP - 05/28/08

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/14/08 - COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO #1: WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE - 04/09/08
    06/04/08 - BATMAN VS. THE JOKER STATUE - 05/14/08

    AMERIC0A'S BEST COMICS (ABC) SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/04/08 - TOM STRONG BOOK 6 TP - 05/28/08

    CMX MANGA SHIPPING CHANGES:
    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
    06/04/08 - KEY TO THE KINGDOM VOL. 4 - 05/28/08
    06/04/08 - ORFINA VOL. 3 - 05/28/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    05/14/08 - LOVELESS #24 - 04/23/08
    05/14/08 - VERTIGO: FIRST CUT TP - 05/07/08
    05/21/08 - FABLES #73 - 05/14/08
    05/21/08 - SCALPED #17 - 05/07/08
    05/28/08 - LOVELESS VOL. 3: BLACKWATER FALLS TP - 05/21/08
    06/04/08 - ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC - 05/28/08
    06/04/08 - FABLES VOL. 10: THE GOOD PRINCE TP - 05/28/08
    06/18/08 - JACK OF FABLES #23 - 05/28/08

    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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