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    June 3, 2008

    DC COMICS CONTINUES RETAILER SALES INCENTIVE ON TRINITY WITH ISSUES #10-13

    DC Comics' new weekly series TRINITY blasts into its third month with a special ordering incentive on issues #10-13. To qualify to make full returns on TRINITY #10-13, retailers must place final orders on each of these issues equal to or greater than their orders on COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS #1 (FEB080180).

    The lead features in these issues are written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Mark Bagley and Art Thibert; covers on issues #10-12 are by Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang; the cover to issue #13 is by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. This month, the Justice League joins Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to stand against the threat that the Crime Syndicate brings to Earth.

    And in the co-features, members of Batman's "family" search for clues to what ties several thefts together - and what links them to the cosmic conflict that has resulted! This month's co-features are written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza, with art by Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens, Tom Derenick and Wayne Faucher.

    Qualifying retailers will be required to return stripped covers from returnable issues of TRINITY and an affidavit of destruction to Diamond Comic Distributors at a date to be named later. Retailers will then be issued credit for each copy, minus 10% of the cover price ($.29).

    TRINITY #10-13 are solicited in the May Previews and are scheduled to arrive in stores in July.

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    NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW LOOKS AT JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS AND Y: THE LAST MAN

    The New York Times Book Review for June 1 includes an article on graphic novels that covers JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS and Y: THE LAST MAN. On JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS, John Hodgman praises its "bracing, beautiful oddness." On Y: THE LAST MAN, Hodgman writes, "Like the best sci-fi writers, [Pia] Guerra and [Brian K.] Vaughan weave their story out of canny and provocative speculation over what an 'unmanned' world would mean."

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    DC COMICS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL FREE ARCHIVES OFFER FOR QUALIFYING RETAILERS

    With this month's advance-solicitation of THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC, DC Comics announces a special Archive Editions ordering incentive. For every set of THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOLS. 1-4 ordered, retailer will receive one Archive of DC's choice!

    For example, a retailer who orders 3 sets of THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOLS. 1-4 will receive 3 free Archives of DC's choice. The free Archives will have cover price of no more than $49.99 U.S.

    THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC, the final volume in this series, collects NEW TEEN TITANS #21-27 and NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1, in which the Titans' struggle against the hordes of Brother Blood and Starfire confronts her evil sister. It is advance-solicited in the July Previews and scheduled to arrive in stores on October 29 with a cover price of $49.99 U.S.

    Retailers will receive their free Archives on July 30. Please note that retailers will be billed for freight costs on the free Archives.

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    BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC IN STOCK NOW

    Please note that after running low on stock at DC Comics, the BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKER SPECIAL EDITION HC (NOV070226) is now back in full stock. It is available for reorder now.

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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, June 5. Retailers may access the DC FOC page at the Diamond website by going to https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/main/MyAccount.

    06/25/2008 - BATMAN #678 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - BATMAN #678 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    06/25/2008 - BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #2 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - BLUE BEETLE #28 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #46 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    06/25/2008 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #19 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - FINAL CRISIS #2 $3.99
    06/25/2008 - GREEN LANTERN #32 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #4 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - JACK OF FABLES #23 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - JSA CLASSIFIED #39 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #43 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - MADAME XANADU #1 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - MADAME XANADU #1 VARIANT EDITION (VERTIGO) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - NUMBER OF THE BEAST #6 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - THE PROGRAMME #12 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR #4 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - SUPERMAN #677 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - SUPERMAN #677 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    06/25/2008 - SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #3 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    06/25/2008 - TEEN TITANS #60 $2.99
    06/25/2008 - TRINITY #4 $2.99
    07/02/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17 $2.99
    07/02/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    07/02/2008 - NORTHLANDERS #7 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    07/16/2008 - BATMAN: FACES - NEW EDITION TP $12.99
    07/16/2008 - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 2 TP $19.99
    07/16/2008 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HAWKMAN VOL. 2 TP $16.99
    07/16/2008 - TRIALS OF SHAZAM VOL. 2 TP $14.99

    DC DIRECT:
    11/05/2008 - VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION $39.99
    11/05/2008 - WONDER WOMAN 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE $295.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 BALANCED MASTER CASE $100.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 BALANCED ONE THIRD CASE $38.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 WEIGHTED MASTER CASE $100.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6 WEIGHTED HALF CASE $55.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6: DESPERO ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    11/05/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN SERIES 6: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    11/12/2008 - JLA TROPHY ROOM: BAT SIGNAL PROP REPLICA $395.00
    11/12/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 3 MASTER CASE ASST $152.00
    11/12/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 3 INNER CASE ASST $84.00
    11/12/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 3: HUMAN PRIESTESS ACTION FIGURE $14.00
    11/12/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 3: DRAENEI MAGE ACTION FIGURE $14.00
    11/12/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 3: BLOOD ELF PALADIN ACTION FIGURE $14.00
    11/12/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT SERIES 3: UNDEAD ROGUE ACTION FIGURE $14.00
    11/19/2008 - BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY JIM APARO $75.00
    11/26/2008 - BATMAN: GOTHAM UNDERGROUND POSTER $7.99
    11/26/2008 - BATMAN: GOTHAM UNDERGROUND POSTER PREPACK $39.99
    11/26/2008 - WONDER WOMAN #13 POSTER $7.99
    11/26/2008 - WONDER WOMAN #13 POSTER PREPACK $39.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    06/06/08 - F - FAKER TP
    06/13/08 - B - 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
    06/27/08 - A - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10
    06/27/08 - A - ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10 VARIANT EDITION
    06/27/08 - F - BATMAN: DEATH MASK #2
    06/27/08 - A - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #7

    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 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
    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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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - JUNE 18, 2008

    BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #8
    BIRDS OF PREY #119
    BRAVE AND THE BOLD #14
    CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #2 (WILDSTORM)
    CATWOMAN #80
    CHECKMATE #27
    DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #2
    DC UNIVERSE SPECIAL: REIGN IN HELL 80-PAGE GIANT
    DMZ #32 (VERTIGO)
    EX MACHINA #37 (WILDSTORM)
    THE FLASH #241
    FROM EROICA WITH LOVE VOL. 13 (CMX)
    GO GO HEAVEN!! VOL. 6 (CMX)
    GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 2 HC
    HELLBLAZER #245 (VERTIGO)
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22
    MAD CLASSICS #22
    MUSASHI #9 VOL. 15 (CMX)
    SCALPED #18 (VERTIGO)
    SCOOBY-DOO #133 (JOHNNY DC)
    SHADOWPACT VOL. 3: DARKNESS AND LIGHT TP
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE FLASH VOL. 2 TP
    THE SPIRIT #18
    SUPER FRIENDS #4 (JOHNNY DC)
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #49
    TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #4
    TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #5
    TRINITY #3
    THE UN-MEN #11 (VERTIGO)
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT #8 (WILDSTORM)
    WORLD'S FINEST DELUXE EDITION HC
    Y: THE LAST MAN VOL 10: WHYS AND WHEREFORES TP (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1 BALANCED MASTER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1 BALANCED INNER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1 WEIGHTED MASTER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1 WEIGHTED INNER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1: HAWKMAN ACTION FIGURE
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1: BATGIRL ACTION FIGURE
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS SERIES 1: SUPERMAN 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:
    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
    06/25/08 - SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS VOL. 1 TP - 06/18/08
    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
    07/23/08 - ROBIN #175 - 06/18/08
    07/30/08 - BATMAN #679 - 07/23/08
    07/30/08 - BATMAN #679 VARIANT EDITION - 07/23/08
    07/30/08 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #6 - 06/25/08
    08/06/08 - ROBIN #176 - 07/16/08
    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 EXTARORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER - THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC - 06/11/08

    CMX MANGA SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/02/08 - YOUNG MAGICIAN VOL. 12 - 06/25/08

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

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/25/08 - CROSSING MIDNIGHT #19 - 05/28/08
    06/25/08 - JACK OF FABLES #23 - 05/28/08
    07/02/08 - THE EXTERMINATORS #30 - 06/04/08
    07/02/08 - FABLES #74 - 06/11/08
    07/02/08 - NORTHLANDERS #7 - 06/25/08
    07/16/08 - JACK OF FABLES #24 - 06/25/08
    07/23/08 - FABLES #75 - 07/16/08

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    06/25/08 - DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #3 - 06/11/08
    07/02/08 - EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC - 06/25/08
     

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