DC Comics Direct Channel #890

Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Primal, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Primal

    Primal Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2004
    Posts:
    13,781
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +3
    July 1, 2008

    DC COMICS COLLECTS WATCHMEN IN NEW HARDCOVER

    With a major motion picture in production for release spring 2009 from Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures and director Zack Snyder (300), DC Comics advance-solicits its first-ever hardcover edition of the Hugo Award-winning epic from writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, published at DC’s standard trim size.

    One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has only grown in stature since its original publication. This volume features a new cover by Gibbons and contains the high-quality, recolored pages found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. Also included are selected bonus sketch materials.

    Also this month, DC Comics advance-solicits a new printing of WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, the oversized, slipcased volume featuring the original 12-issue epic, plus samples of Alan Moore's WATCHMEN scripts, the WATCHMEN proposal, Dave Gibbons' concept art, cover roughs, and more!

    The new WATCHMEN HC is advance-solicited in the July Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 12 with a cover price of $39.99 US.

    The WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC — NEW PRINTING is advance-solicited in the July Previews and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 12 with a cover price of $75.00 US.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    TITAN PUBLISHING SOLICITS WATCHING THE WATCHMEN

    Along with DC Comics’ new WATCHMEN HC, be sure to look for the Diamond Exclusive edition of WATCHING THE WATCHMEN by Dave Gibbons in the Titan Publishing section of the July Previews!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    TITANS #5 RESOLICITED IN JULY PREVIEWS WITH NEW CONTENTS

    TITANS #5, originally solicited in the June Previews under item code JUN080193, is being resolicited in the July Previews with new contents under item code JUL080117. All orders placed under the item code JUN080193 are cancelled.

    In this issue, written by Judd Winick, with art by Julian Lopez & Prentis Rollins and a cover by Joe Benitez, Raven's half-brothers return to claim her and unite Trigon's bloodline, forcing her to choose which ties are stronger: the family she was born to, or the new family she has made.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    CHANGE IN FEATURES FOR ABSOLUTE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER HC

    The ABSOLUTE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER HC (JAN080240), scheduled to arrive in stores on July 30, will not include the 45-rpm record as originally solicited.

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

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    SHIPMENTS ALLOCATED FOR BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: SPECIAL EDITION: BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT STATUE

    Please note that shipments for the BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: SPECIAL EDITION: BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT STATUE (APR080303), scheduled to arrive in stores on July 10, will be allocated due to high demand. Retailers will receive approximately 80 percent of their orders on this item at this time; the balance of the statues are currently scheduled to arrive in stores on September 17.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DC COMICS SHIPPING UPDATE

    Please note that after Independence Day on Friday, July 4, the following week’s books and comics will arrive in stores on July 10.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    52 AFTERMATH: THE FOUR HORSEMEN TP (FEB080236) (2nd printing) Now priced $19.99/$22.99 Can.
    THE ALL NEW ATOM: THE HUNT FOR RAY PALMER VOL. 3 TP (FEB080246) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 5 TP (JAN080197) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN 31ST CENTURY VOL 01: TOMORROW’S HEROES TP (DEC070265) (2nd printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    SHAZAM!: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP (DEC070251) (2nd printing) Now priced $24.99/$27.99 Can.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    DC OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 4

    Please note that the offices of DC Comics and WildStorm Productions will be closed Friday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    07/04/08 - B - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #14
    07/04/08 - B - SUPERMAN #676
    07/10/08 - A - COUNTDOWN TO MYSTERY #8
    07/10/08 - A - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15
    07/10/08 - A - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #15 VARIANT EDITION
    07/10/08 - A - LOVELESS #24
    07/10/08 - B - TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN #3
    07/18/08 - B - BLUE BEETLE #27
    07/18/08 - K - HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1
    07/25/08 - B - COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS 2
    07/25/08 - B - SUPERGIRL #30

    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

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 Wednesday, July 2. Retailers may access the DC FOC page at the Diamond website by going to https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/main/MyAccount.

    07/23/2008 - AMBUSH BUG: YEAR NONE #1 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - AMBUSH BUG: YEAR NONE #1 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    07/23/2008 - BATMAN #676 (3RD PRINT) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - BATMAN: GOTHAM AFTER MIDNITE #3 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - BRAVE AND THE BOLD #15 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - DC SPECIAL: CYBORG #3 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - DMZ #33 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - THE EXTERMINATORS #30 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - THE JOKER'S ASYLUM: SCARECROW #1 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #23 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #44 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #44 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    07/23/2008 - MADAME XANADU #2 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - MADAME XANADU #2 VARIANT EDITION (VERTIGO) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - MIDNIGHTER VOL. 2: ANTHEM TP (WILDSTORM) $14.99
    07/23/2008 - NUMBER OF THE BEAST #8 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - ROBIN #175 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - SCOOBY-DOO #134 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    07/23/2008 - SECRET HISTORY THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR #5 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - THE SPIRIT #19 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - SUPER FRIENDS #5 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    07/23/2008 - SUPERMAN #678 $2.99
    07/23/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN #50 $3.99
    07/23/2008 - SUPERMAN/BATMAN #50 VARIANT EDITION $3.99
    07/23/2008 - SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON #4 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    07/23/2008 - TRINITY #8 $2.99
    08/13/2008 - ROBIN: YEAR ONE TP - NEW PTG $14.99
    08/13/2008 - SANDMAN PRESENTS: DEAD BOY DETECTIVES TP (VERTIGO) $12.99
    08/13/2008 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE ATOM VOL. 2 TP $16.99
    08/13/2008 - SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 5 TP $14.99

    DC DIRECT:
    12/03/2008 - BLACK CANARY 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE $89.99
    12/03/2008 - GREEEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE BOX SET $30.00
    12/03/2008 - JLA TROPHY ROOM: BAT-CUFFS PROP REPLICA $125.00
    12/03/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE: SERIES 3: TAUREN HUNTER CASE ASST $90.00
    12/03/2008 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE: SERIES 3: TAUREN HUNTER FIGURE $25.00
    12/10/2008 - 1966 LIVE ACTION TV SERIES BATMOBILE REPLICA $250.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1 BALANCED MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT $100.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1 BALANCED ONE THIRD CASE ASSORTMENT $38.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1 WEIGHTED MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT $100.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1 WEIGHTED INNER CASE ASSORTMENT $55.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1: BLACK CANARY ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1: GNORT ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    12/10/2008 - JLI SERIES 1: ICE ACTION FIGURE $10.00
    12/10/2008 - WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE SERIES 2: JADE BUST $55.00
    12/17/2008 - BATMAN VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA NEW ED $99.99
    12/17/2008 - SPIRIT (MOVIE) 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE $99.99
    12/17/2008 - SUPERGIRL VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA NEW ED $89.99
    12/17/2008 - SUPERMAN VS. DARKSEID STATUE $225.00

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ARRIVING IN STORES NEXT WEEK: RELEASE DATE — JULY 10, 2008

    100 BULLETS #93 (VERTIGO)
    ACTION COMICS #867
    AMERICAN VIRGIN VOL. 4: AROUND THE WORLD TP (VERTIGO)
    BATMAN AND SON TP
    BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #19
    THE BATMAN STRIKES! #47 (JOHNNY DC)
    BOOSTER GOLD #1,000,000
    CHUCK #2 (WILDSTORM)
    DETECTIVE COMICS #846
    FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM #1
    GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #10
    HUNTRESS: YEAR ONE #5
    THE JOKER'S ASYLUM: THE PENGUIN #1
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17 VARIANT EDITION
    KIKAIDER CODE 02 VOL. 7 (CMX)
    LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #16 (JOHNNY DC)
    LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #3 (WILDSTORM)
    MAD MAGAZINE #492
    NEW YORK FOUR (MINX)
    NUMBER OF THE BEAST #7 (WILDSTORM)
    SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES HC
    TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: WONDER GIRL TP
    TRINITY #6
    VARIANTE VOL. 4 (CMX)
    WONDER WOMAN #22
    YOUNG LIARS #5 (VERTIGO)

    DC DIRECT:
    BATMAN BLACK & WHITE: SPECIAL EDITION: BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT STATUE
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 BALANCED MASTER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 BALANCED INNER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: STAR SAPHIRRE ACTION FIGURE
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: CYBORG SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3: GREEN LANTERN BATMAN ACTION FIGURE
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 WEIGHTED CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT
    GREEN LANTERN SERIES 3 WEIGHTED INNER CASE ACTION FIGURE ASSORTMENT

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE — JULY 16, 2008

    ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10
    ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 VARIANT EDITION
    ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK ONE HC (WILDSTORM)
    BATGIRL #1
    BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #9
    BATMAN: FACES TP - NEW EDITION
    BIRDS OF PREY #120
    CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #27 (JOHNNY DC)
    CASEY BLUE: BEYOND TOMORROW #3 (WILDSTORM)
    CHECKMATE #28
    COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS VOL. 2 TP
    DC/WILDSTORM: DREAMWAR #4 (WILDSTORM)
    DOROTHEA VOL. 2 (CMX)
    FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES' REVENGE #1
    THE FLASH #242
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #26
    HELLBLAZER #246 (VERTIGO)
    I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL. 5 (CMX)
    THE JOKER'S ASYLUM: POISON IVY #1
    SCALPED #19 (VERTIGO)
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: HAWKMAN VOL. 2 TP
    SIMON DARK #10
    SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES HC
    TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #5
    TEARS OF A LAMB VOL. 3 (CMX)
    TINY TITANS #6 (JOHNNY DC)
    TRIALS OF SHAZAM VOL. 2 TP
    TRINITY #7
    TWO-FACE YEAR ONE #1
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT #9 (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY NEAL ADAMS
    THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN STATUE
    THE DARK KNIGHT THE JOKER STATUE

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    SHIPPING CHANGES
    UPDATED INSTORE DATES APPEARS FIRST
    ORIGINAL INSTORE DATE APPEARS LAST

    DC COMICS SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/23/08 - ROBIN #175 - 06/18/08
    07/23/08 - SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC - 05/28/08
    07/30/08 - BATMAN #679 - 07/23/08
    07/30/08 - BATMAN #679 VARIANT EDITION - 07/23/08
    07/30/08 - DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC - 06/25/08
    07/30/08 - TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE #6 - 06/25/08
    08/06/08 - BATMAN #679 - 07/23/08
    08/06/08 - BATMAN #679 VARIANT EDITION - 07/23/08
    08/06/08 - ROBIN #176 - 07/16/08
    08/13/08 - DETECTIVE COMICS #847 - 08/06/08
    08/13/08 - TITANS #4 - 07/09/08
    08/20/08 - ALL STAR SUPERMAN #12 - 08/06/08
    08/20/08 - RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #4 - 08/06/08

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/23/08 - WOMEN OF THE DCU SERIES 2: WONDER GIRL BUST - 07/02/08

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

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/23/08 - THE EXTERMINATORS #30 - 06/04/08
    07/23/08 - FABLES #75 - 07/16/08
    07/30/08 - JACK OF FABLES #24 - 06/25/08
    08/13/08 - JACK OF FABLES #25 - 07/30/08

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    07/30/08 - WORLD OF WARCRAFT VOL. 1 HC - 07/23/08
    08/06/08 - EX MACHINA #38 - 07/16/08
     

Share This Page