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    May 27, 2008

    VERTIGO'S NEW SERIES AIR DEBUTS WITH SPECIAL ORDERING INCENTIVES ON ISSUES #1-5

    This June, readers will learn that the skies are not what they think when the debut issue of the new monthly Vertigo series AIR touches down in stores. Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist M.K. Perker, the creative team behind the critically lauded graphic novel CAIRO, take flight with this thriller that mixes conspiracy, action and science-fiction.

    "I edit very few monthly comics these days, but this one offered something so fresh and different that I had to work on it myself," says Karen Berger, Senior VP - Executive Editor, Vertigo. "A fantasy thriller based in the real world and full of intrigue, adventure, technology and a bit of romance, AIR should appeal to both regular comics readers and to those who don't normally read comics."DC Comics introduces AIR with a special retailer ordering incentive. Qualifying retailers may make full returns on this issue at a date to be named later.

    In addition, DC will extend this ordering incentive for issues #2-5, covering the entire first story arc of the series.

    Retailers may qualify for this offer as follows:

    DC Comics Retailer Discount Minimum Qualifying order

    35% 2 copies
    50% 5 copies
    53% 8 copies
    55% 10 copies
    56% 15 copies
    57% 20 copies

    For example, a retailer with a 50% DC Comics discount must order a minimum of 4 copies of AIR #1 to qualify for full returnability.

    The offer is valid through the Final Order Cutoff date of July 31, only in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. DC will announce the return window for this issue at a later date.

    AIR #1 is solicited in the June Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 20.

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    THE DARK KNIGHT 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURES TO ARRIVE IN STORES EARLY

    The instore dates for the two DC Direct Deluxe Collector Figures inspired by the upcoming blockbuster movie The Dark Knight have moved up to June 11 from July 9!

    These items are now set to arrive in stores on June 11 - with The Dark Knight set to open in theaters everywhere on July 18, now's the time to check your order!

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE (APR080296)

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE (APR080295)

    These DC Direct Dark Knight items are also available for advance reorder:

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER STATUE (APR080297), scheduled to arrive in stores on July 2

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN STATUE (APR080299), scheduled to arrive in stores on July 2

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER BUST (APR080300), scheduled to arrive in stores on June 25

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN BUST (APR080298), scheduled to arrive in stores on June 25

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: GRAPPLING LAUNCHER PROP REPLICA (APR080301), scheduled to arrive in stores on July 16

    . THE DARK KNIGHT: BATARANGS PROP REPLICA (APR080302), scheduled to arrive in stores on July 23

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    NEW DOWNLOADABLE PROMO ITEMS AVAILABLE ON DC RETAILER PAGE AT DIAMONDCOMICS.COM

    The following downloadable promo items are now available on the DC Retailer page at Diamondcomics.com:

    . YOUNG LIARS Header card and Shelf Talker

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    BACK IN STOCK!

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

    GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 1 HC (OCT070196)

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    LAST CHANCE SALE!

    The following DC items are priced at 70% off through June 16, 2008:

    THE ALL NEW ATOM #20
    ARMY @ LOVE #11
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #12
    BLACK ADAM: THE DARK AGE #6
    BLUE BEETLE #23
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #41
    COUNTDOWN SPECIAL: OMAC
    COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #5
    COUNTDOWN TO ADVENTURE #6
    CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #1
    CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #2
    CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #3
    CRIME BIBLE: THE FIVE LESSONS OF BLOOD #4
    CROSSING MIDNIGHT #15
    DETECTIVE COMICS #838 2ND PRINT
    DETECTIVE COMICS #839 2ND PRINT
    DETECTIVE COMICS #841
    THE EXTERMINATORS #25
    THE EXTERMINATORS #26
    HELLBLAZER #240
    INFINITY INC. #5
    INFINITY INC. #6
    JACK OF FABLES #19
    JONAH HEX #28
    JSA CLASSIFIED #34
    LOONEY TUNES #159
    METAL MEN #5
    METAL MEN #6
    MIDNIGHTER #16
    NIGHTWING #138 2ND PRINT
    NIGHTWING #139 2ND PRINT
    NIGHTWING #140
    NIGHTWING #141
    SUPERGIRL #26
    TEEN TITANS GO! #51
    THE TRIALS OF SHAZAM #11
    UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #5
    VINYL UNDERGROUND #1
    VINYL UNDERGROUND #2
    VINYL UNDERGROUND #3
    VINYL UNDERGROUND #4
    VINYL UNDERGROUND #5

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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 29. Retailers may access the DC FOC page at the Diamond website by going to https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/main/MyAccount.

    06/11/2008 - SALVATION RUN #7 $2.99
    06/11/2008 - SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT EDITION $3.50
    06/18/2008 - BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - BIRDS OF PREY #119 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #2 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/18/2008 - CATWOMAN #80 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - CHECKMATE #27 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #2 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL: REIGN IN HELL 80-PAGE GIANT $4.99
    06/18/2008 - EX MACHINA #37 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/18/2008 - THE FLASH #241 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - HELLBLAZER #245 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/18/2008 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - ROBIN #175 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - SCALPED #18 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/18/2008 - SCOOBY-DOO #133 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/18/2008 - THE SPIRIT #18 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - SUPER FRIENDS #4 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/18/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN #49 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #4 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - TRINITY #3 $2.99
    06/18/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT #8 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    07/09/2008 - AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL. 4: AROUND THE WORLD TP (VERTIGO) $17.99
    07/09/2008 - BATMAN AND SON TP $14.99
    07/09/2008 - NEW YORK FOUR (MINX) $9.99
    07/09/2008 - TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: WONDER GIRL TP $17.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    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
    06/20/08 - B - ACTION COMICS #864
    06/20/08 - B - TEEN TITANS #58

    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 - JUNE 4, 2008

    THE ALL NEW ATOM #24
    AMERICAN SPLENDOR SEASON TWO #3 (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN: DEATH MASK #3
    DC SPECIAL: RAVEN #4
    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: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY BOB KANE
    BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE COLLECTOR SET

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - JUNE 11, 2008

    100 BULLETS #92 (VERTIGO)
    ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC (VERTIGO)
    ACTION COMICS #866
    BATMAN #676 (2ND PRINT)
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #18
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #46 (JOHNNY DC)
    BOOSTER GOLD #10
    BURNOUT (MINX)
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #26 (JOHNNY DC)
    CHUCK #1 (WILDSTORM)
    DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL - SUPERMAN: MONGUL
    DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #3 (WILDSTORM)
    GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #9
    GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #9
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25
    HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #3
    JOKER: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE INJUSTICE LEAGUE HC
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #15 (JOHNNY DC)
    LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #2 (WILDSTORM)
    MAD MAGAZINE #491
    METAMORPHO: YEAR ONE TP
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #5 (WILDSTORM)
    PROGRAMME VOL. 1 TP (WILDSTORM)
    THE QUESTION: THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD HC
    SALVATION RUN #7
    SALVATION RUN #7 VARIANT EDITION
    SIMON DARK #9
    THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES VOL. 24 HC
    TERU TERU X SHONEN VOL. 2 (CMX)
    TINY TITANS #5 (JOHNNY DC)
    TITANS #3
    TRINITY #2
    VINYL UNDERGROUND VOL. 1: WATCHING THE DETECTIVES TP (VERTIGO)
    WONDER WOMAN #21
    YOUNG LIARS #4 (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    THE DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    THE DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
    DC MINIMATES WAVE EIGHT

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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:
    06/18/08 - 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 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5 - 05/28/08
    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
    07/02/08 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5 - 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

    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:
    07/02/08 - WATER BABY - 06/25/08

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/18/08 - DMZ #32 - 06/11/08
    06/18/08 - THE UN-MEN #11 - 06/11/08
    06/25/08 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #19 - 05/28/08
    06/25/08 - FABLES #74 - 06/11/08
    06/25/08 - JACK OF FABLES #23 - 05/28/08
    07/02/08 - THE EXTERMINATORS #30 - 06/04/08
    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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