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    May 20, 2008

    DC DIRECT INTRODUCES WATCHMEN MOVIE PRODUCTS

    After unveiling the incredible line of WATCHMEN MOVIE products at the New York Comic Con and online at EW.com, DC Direct solicits the first wave of products inspired by the upcoming movie in this month's Previews.

    Get ready for a three-month WATCHMEN MOVIE product extravaganza, beginning with items solicited in the June Previews for release in January 2009, with two more waves coming in February and March, coinciding with the March, 2009 theatrical release of WATCHMEN.

    DC DIRECT brings both longtime and new fans of WATCHMEN what they crave: collectible action figures, intricately clothed 1:6 scale deluxe collector figures, exquisitely sculpted busts, and straight-from-the-set prop replicas! All products feature accurate likenesses and detailing, from face to costume to accessories.

    A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, WATCHMEN is set in an 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity . . . but who is watching the WATCHMEN?

    January WATCHMEN MOVIE releases:

    WATCHMEN MOVIE: DR. MANHATTAN 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: RORSCHACH BUST
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: OZYMANDIAS BUST
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT #1
    . RORSCHACH
    . OZYMANDIAS
    . NITE OWL (Modern)
    . SILK SPECTRE (Modern)

    In February, look for:

    THE COMEDIAN 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: NITE OWL BUST (Modern)
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: SILK SPECTRE BUST (Modern)
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT #2
    . THE COMEDIAN
    . DR. MANHATTAN (Classic)
    . NITE OWL (Classic)
    . SILK SPECTRE (Classic)

    Plus: Two incredibly detailed prop replicas!

    In March, look for:

    RORSCHACH 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: THE COMEDIAN BUST
    WATCHMEN MOVIE: DR. MANHATTAN BUST

    Plus: Another authentic prop replica!

    For up-to-date news and the latest on the WATCHMEN MOVIE, go to: www.watchmenmovie.com.

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    LEGENDARY MAD MAGAZINE ARTIST WILL ELDER PASSES AWAY AT 86

    William "Will" Elder, the successful cartoonist and commercial illustrator whose work helped launch MAD Magazine, died Thursday morning, May 15, 2008. He was 86.

    Born Wolf William Eisenberg in the Bronx, New York, Elder changed his name after returning from World War II. During his time of service, Elder was part of the map-making team that was instrumental in the invasion of Normandy.

    When Harvey Kurtzman launched MAD Magazine in 1952, he hired Elder along with Wally Wood, John Severin, and Jack Davis to produce content for the first issues.

    "Willie Elder was one of the funniest artists to ever work for MAD. He created visual feasts with dozens of background gags layered into every MAD story he illustrated," says John Ficarra, Editor of MAD Magazine, "He called these gags "chicken fat." Willie's "anything goes" art style set the tone for the entire magazine and created a look that endures to this day."

    "Willie's passing saddens all of us here at MAD," says Sam Viviano, MAD Magazine Art Director, "Everyone who has attempted to draw a funny picture over the course of the last fifty or sixty years owes an enormous debt to Willie, who taught us all how to do it - and no one has ever done it better than he did."

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    UPDATED TRINITY TRAILER AVAILABLE AT DIAMOND WEBSITE

    DC Comics has posted a newly updated version of the TRINITY trailer, available for download now at https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/...iler_promos/video/051908TRINITYCompressed.mp4.

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    DC COMICS CREATORS AND PROJECTS HONORED BY BRITAIN'S EAGLE AWARDS

    On May 10 at the Bristol Comic Expo, the winners of the 2008 Eagle Awards were announced, including several DC Comics creators and projects. DC congratulates all the winners and thanks those who took part in the voting process.

    DC's 2008 Eagle Award Winners are:

    . Favorite Comics Writer
    Alan Moore

    . Favorite Comics Artist: Painted Art
    Alex Ross

    . Favorite Letterer
    Dave Gibbons

    . Favorite Original Graphic Novel
    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER HC (OCT078350)

    . Favorite Reprint Compilation
    THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 2 HC (JUN070259)

    . Favorite Comics Character
    Batman

    . Favorite Comics Villain
    The Joker

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    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE DELUXE EDITION HC (NOV070226) (2nd printing) Now priced $17.99/$21.99 Can.
    THE DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL. 1 (JUN058057) (2nd printing) Now priced $9.99/$13.50 Can.
    TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREET TP (JUN058246) (6th printing) Now priced $7.99/$9.75 Can.

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    BACK IN STOCK!

    The following title is back in stock and available for order:

    JUSTICE VOL. 3 HC (JUN070199)

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    DC OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 26

    Please note that the offices of DC Comics and WildStorm Productions will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day.

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    ITEMS ON FINAL ORDER CUT-OFF THIS WEEK

    The following hot projects are on Final Order Cut-off this week. Be sure you've got enough copies of each - check your orders and process any changes before Thursday, May 22. Retailers may access the DC FOC page at the Diamond website by going to https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/main/MyAccount.

    06/11/2008 - 100 BULLETS #92 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/11/2008 - ACTION COMICS #866 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - BATMAN #676 (2ND PRINT) $2.99
    06/11/2008 - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #18 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - THE BATMAN STRIKES! #46 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/11/2008 - BOOSTER GOLD #10 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #26 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/11/2008 - CHUCK #1 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/11/2008 - DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #3 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #9 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #9 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #3 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #15 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/11/2008 - LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #2 (WILDSTORM) $3.50
    06/11/2008 - NUMBER OF THE BEAST #5 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/11/2008 - SIMON DARK #9 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - TINY TITANS #5 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/11/2008 - TITANS #3 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - TRINITY #2 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - WONDER WOMAN #21 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - YOUNG LIARS #4 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/18/2008 - DMZ #32 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/18/2008 - UN-MEN #11 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    07/02/2008 - COUNTDOWN PRESENTS: THE SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER TP $17.99
    07/02/2008 - HELLBLAZER: FEAR MACHINE TP (VERTIGO) $19.99
    07/02/2008 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN VOL. 3 TP $16.99
    07/02/2008 - TEEN TITANS: TITANS OF TOMORROW TP $14.99
    07/02/2008 - WILDSTORM: REVELATIONS TP (WILDSTORM) $17.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    05/23/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 4
    05/23/08 - F - THE TRIALS OF SHAZAM! #12
    05/30/08 - F - BATMAN: DEATH MASK #1
    05/30/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 3
    05/30/08 - B - GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #7
    06/06/08 - F - FAKER TP
    06/13/08 - A - BATMAN #675
    06/13/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 1

    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 Comic Distributors Return Form

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    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE - MAY 28, 2008

    ACTION COMICS #865
    THE ALL NEW ATOM: THE HUNT FOR RAY PALMER VOL. 3 TP
    ALL STAR SUPERMAN #11
    APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL. 5 (CMX)
    BATMAN #677
    BATMAN #677 VARIANT EDITION
    BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #1
    BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE TP
    BLUE BEETLE #27
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #45 (JOHNNY DC)
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 1 TP
    DC UNIVERSE: ZERO (2ND PRINT)
    FABLES #73 (VERTIGO)
    FINAL CRISIS #1
    GREEN LANTERN #31
    HEROES SC TP (WILDSTORM)
    HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #2
    JACK KIRBY'S O.M.A.C.: ONE MAN ARMY CORPS HC
    JSA CLASSIFIED #38
    JUSTICE VOL. 1 TP
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #42
    NORTHLANDERS #6 (VERTIGO)
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #4 (WILDSTORM)
    THE PALETTE OF 12 SECRET COLORS VOL. 3 (CMX)
    SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR #3 (WILDSTORM)
    SHADOWPACT #25
    STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
    SUPERMAN: WORLD OF KRYPTON TP
    SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #2 (WILDSTORM)
    TEEN TITANS #59
    TEEN TITANS GO! #55 (JOHNNY DC)

    DC DIRECT:
    COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO #1: WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - JUNE 4, 2008

    THE ALL NEW ATOM #24
    AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #3 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN: DEATH MASK #3
    DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #4
    DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL - SUPERMAN: MONGUL
    DETECTIVE COMICS #845
    FABLES VOL. 10: THE GOOD PRINCE TP (VERTIGO)
    HOUSE OF MYSTERY #2 (VERTIGO)
    INFINITY INC. #10
    INFINITY INC. VOL. 1: LUTHOR'S MONSTERS TP
    JONAH HEX #32
    JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #46 (JOHNNY DC)
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #16
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #16 VARIANT EDITION
    KEY TO THE KINGDOM VOL. 4 (CMX)
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: 1,050 YEARS IN THE FUTURE TP
    LOONEY TUNES #163 (JOHNNY DC)
    MANHUNTER #31
    MIDNIGHTER #20 (WILDSTORM)
    NIGHTWING #145
    ORFINA VOL. 3 (CMX)
    RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #2
    ROBIN/SPOILER SPECIAL #1
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HAUNTED TANK VOL. 2 TP
    SUPERGIRL #30
    TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: RAISING CAIN #2 (WILDSTORM)
    TOM STRONG BOOK 6 TP (ABC)
    TOR #2
    TRINITY #1
    VINYL UNDERGROUND #9 (VERTIGO)
    WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #2

    DC DIRECT:
    BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE COLLECTOR SET

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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:
    06/11/08 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE INJUSTICE LEAGUE HC - 06/04/08
    06/11/08 - THE QUESTION: THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD HC - 06/04/08
    06/11/08 - THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 24 HC - 04/30/08
    06/11/08 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5 - 05/28/08
    06/18/08 - DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL: REIGN IN HELL 80-PAGE GIANT - 06/04/08
    06/18/08 - GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 2 HC - 06/11/08
    06/18/08 - SALVATION RUN #7 - 05/07/08
    06/18/08 - SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT EDITION - 05/07/08
    06/18/08 - WORLD'S FINEST DELUXE EDITION HC - 06/11/08
    06/25/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1 HC - 06/18/08
    06/25/08 - GREEN LANTERN: TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS HC - 06/18/08
    06/25/08 - SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC - 05/28/08
    07/02/08 - DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC - 06/25/08
    07/02/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17 - 06/25/08
    07/02/08 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17 VARIANT EDITION - 06/25/08
    07/16/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 - 04/30/08
    07/16/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 VARIANT EDITION - 04/30/08
    08/27/08 - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #11 - 06/25/08

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/18/08 - BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY BOB KANE - 06/04/08

    AMERIC0A'S BEST COMICS (ABC) SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/30/08 - THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER - THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC - 06/11/08

    CMX MANGA SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/18/08 - GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 6 - 06/11/08

    MINX SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/11/08 - BURNOUT - 06/04/08
    07/02/08 - WATER BABY - 06/25/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/11/08 - ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC - 05/28/08
    06/18/08 - DMZ #32 - 06/11/08
    06/18/08 - JACK OF FABLES #23 - 05/28/08
    06/18/08 - THE UN-MEN #11 - 06/11/08
    06/25/08 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #19 - 05/28/08
    06/25/08 - THE EXTERMINATORS #30 - 06/04/08
    06/25/08 - FABLES #74 - 06/11/08
    07/16/08 - JACK OF FABLES #24 - 06/25/08

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/02/2008 - EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC - 06/25/08
     
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    And the solicitations just came up this month saying #12 was gonna be out that day, too. I guess they'll have to change that as well.
     

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