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    October 21, 2008

    JOKER GRAPHIC NOVEL PREVIEW PAGES ARE NOW ONLINE

    MYSPACE, NYMAG.COM, IGN, MTV's Splash Page Blog and Newsarama have all unveiled exclusive previews of the JOKER hardcover original graphic novel, which goes on sale on October 22.

    Expect an extensive and widespread publicity campaign to unfold in the weeks ahead, with significant review coverage scheduled for mainstream press and comic trade press outlets alike.

    Look for JOKER preview pages at:

    MYSPACE:
    Myspace.com Blogs - EXCLUSIVE: Preview Azzarello and Bermejo?s JOKER, the original graphic novel! - MySpace Comic Books MySpace Blog

    NYMAG.COM:
    The Joker Returns in Our Exclusive Excerpt From Brian Azzarello’s New Graphic Novel -- Vulture -- Entertainment & Culture Blog -- New York Magazine

    MTV's Splash Page Blog:
    Splash Page DC Comics Delivers An Exclusive Sneak Peek At ‘Joker’

    NEWSARAMA:
    http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=23383

    IGN:
    IGN Advertisement

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    THE ALCOHOLIC REVIEWED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

    The October 15 New York Times features a daily book review of THE ALCOHOLIC, calling it "an engaging graphic novel . . . Unflinching . . . Powerful."

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    DC COMICS DETAILS FEATURES OF WATCHMEN COLLECTIONS

    In response to questions from retailers, DC Comics offers this guide to the features of the four different WATCHMEN collected editions. All four collect the entire Hugo and Eisner-Award winning epic written by Alan Moore with art and cover by Dave Gibbons.

    The WATCHMEN TP (FEB058406) is the original WATCHMEN collection, running 416 pages, featuring the high-quality, recolored artwork found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. As a reminder, this edition is available to retailers on consignment sale now through December 1.

    The WATCHMEN INTERNATIONAL EDITION TP (JUL088045) runs 416 pages and features recolored cover art by Gibbons that originally appeared in WHO'S WHO UPDATE '87 #5 and the high-quality, recolored artwork found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colorist John Higgins. It is available in the U.S. and Canada exclusively through Diamond Comic Distributors.

    The WATCHMEN HC (JUL080172) runs 436 pages, with newly colored cover art by Gibbons that previously appeared in the WATCHMEN ABSOLUTE EDITION. In addition, this edition includes the two text pieces written by Moore and Gibbons in 1988 for the Graphitti Designs edition, as well as a nine page Gallery section with selected art from the Absolute Edition. It is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 12.

    The WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION HC Fourth printing (JUL080174) is an oversized, slipcased hardcover running 464 pages. This edition includes the two text pieces written by Moore and Gibbons in 1988 for the Graphitti Designs edition, as well as a 37-page section with the original WATCHMEN proposal, an expanded selection of rarely seen artwork and a sample of the script for issue #1. It is available for advance reorder and is scheduled to arrive in stores on November 12.

    Also offered in the October Previews is the WATCHMEN #1 New Printing (OCT080158), a 32-page facscimile edition of the historic issue that began the WATCHMEN phenomenon in 1986, offered for the first time in years at its original cover price of $1.50 U.S. and scheduled to arrive in stores on December 3.

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    UPDATE ON DARK KNIGHT COLLECTOR FIGURES' SHIPPING SCHEDULE

    The next shipment of allocated backorders on the DARK KNIGHT: THE JOKER 1:6 SCALE COLLECTOR FIGURE (APR080295) and DARK KNIGHT: BATMAN 1:6 SCALE COLLECTOR FIGURE (APR080296) are now scheduled to arrive in stores on October 29.

    The fourth and final shipment of these figures is expected to arrive in stores early in December.

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    HAUNTED TANK #1 CLARIFICATION

    Please note that HAUNTED TANK #1 (Standard edition: OCT080208; Variant edition: 0CT080209), solicited in the October Previews, is the first of a 5-issue
    miniseries.

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    BACK TO PRESS!

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

    DANGER GIRL: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP (SEP058282) (4th printing) Now priced $19.99/$22.99
    PLANETARY VOL. 1: ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES TP (FEB068129) (5th printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    PROMETHEA BOOK THREE TP (APR068029) (3rd printing) Now priced $14.99/$16.99 Can.
    TOP 10: THE FORTY NINERS TP (JAN060370) (2nd printing) Now priced $17.99/$21.99 Can.

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

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

    . SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON CHECKLIST

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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, October 23. Retailers may access the DC FOC page at the Diamond website by going to https://retailer.diamondcomics.com/main/MyAccount.

    11/12/2008 - 100 BULLETS #97 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    11/12/2008 - ACTION COMICS #871 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - ACTION COMICS #871 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    11/12/2008 - AMBUSH BUG YEAR NONE #4 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - BATMAN: CACOPHONY #1 $3.99
    11/12/2008 - BATMAN: CACOPHONY #1 1:25 VARIANT EDITION $3.99
    11/12/2008 - BATMAN: CACOPHONY #1 1:50 SKETCH VARIANT EDITION $3.99
    11/12/2008 - BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #23 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - BOOSTER GOLD #14 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - FABLES #78 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    11/12/2008 - GEARS OF WAR #2 (WILDSTORM) $3.99
    11/12/2008 - GEN13 #24 (WILDSTORM) $2.99
    11/12/2008 - GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #14 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - GREEN LANTERN CORPS #30 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #20 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #20 VARIANT EDITION $2.99
    11/12/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #20 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    11/12/2008 - PUSH #1 (WILDSTORM) $3.50
    11/12/2008 - SIMON DARK #14 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - SUPERMAN AND BATMAN VS. VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES #3 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - TITANS #7 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - TRINITY #24 $2.99
    11/12/2008 - YOUNG LIARS #9 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    11/19/2008 - DMZ #36 (VERTIGO) $2.99
    11/19/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: MAGOG #1 $3.99
    11/19/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: MAGOG #1 VARIANT EDITION $3.99
    12/10/2008 - BATMAN: JOKER'S ASYLUM TP $14.99
    12/10/2008 - THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: LORDS OF LUCK TP $17.99
    12/10/2008 - CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #31 (JOHNNY DC) $2.25
    12/10/2008 - JACK OF FABLES VOL. 4: AMERICANA TP (VERTIGO) $14.99
    12/10/2008 - LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE TP $17.99

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    RETURNABLE ITEMS*

    10/24/2008 - A - FABLES #75
    10/24/2008 - B - LOONEY TUNES #166
    10/24/2008 - B - NIGHTWING #148
    10/24/2008 - A - TITANS #4
    10/31/2008 - A - EX MACHINA #38
    11/07/2008 - A - ALL STAR SUPERMAN #12
    11/07/2008 - A - BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM! #2
    11/07/2008 - A - HELLBLAZER #247
    11/07/2008 - K - HELLBLAZER PRESENTS: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #1
    11/07/2008 - B - THE SPIRIT #21
    11/07/2008 - B - TANGENT: SUPERMAN'S REIGN #7
    11/07/2008 - K - TRINITY #5
    11/07/2008 - K - TRINITY #6
    11/07/2008 - K - TRINITY #7
    11/07/2008 - K - TRINITY #8
    11/14/2008 - A - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10
    11/14/2008 - A - ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #10 VARIANT EDITION FEB080204
    11/14/2008 - A - JACK OF FABLES #26
    11/14/2008 - B - SCOOBY-DOO #136

    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 - OCTOBER 29, 2008

    BATMAN: DEATH MASK COLLECTED EDITION (CMX)
    CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #50 (JOHNNY DC)
    CHECKMATE #31
    CHUCK #5 (WILDSTORM)
    DC UNIVERSE: DECISIONS #4
    THE FERRYMAN #2 (WILDSTORM)
    FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1
    GREEN LANTERN: IN BRIGHTEST DAY TP
    HELLBLAZER: FAMILY MAN TP (VERTIGO)
    JACK OF FABLES #27 (VERTIGO)
    JOKER HC
    JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #26
    JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THE NEXT AGE TP
    KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND - NEW PRINTING (VERTIGO)
    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: BLACK DOSSIER TP (ABC)
    LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #47
    MADAME XANADU #5 (VERTIGO)
    MIRROR'S EDGE #1 (WILDSTORM)
    NORTHLANDERS #11 (VERTIGO)
    RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #6
    REIGN IN HELL #4
    SUPERMAN #681
    SUPERMAN #681 VARIANT EDITION
    SUPERMAN AND BATMAN VS. VAMPIRES AND WEREWOLVES #2
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN #53
    SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE HC
    TEEN TITANS #64
    TOKEN (MINX)
    TRINITY #22
    WAR THAT TIME FORGOT #6
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT #12 (WILDSTORM)
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER #2 (WILDSTORM)
    WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ASHBRINGER #2 VARIANT EDITION (WILDSTORM)

    DC DIRECT:
    JLA TROPHY ROOM: SUPERMAN'S CAPE AND BELT REPLICA SET

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    ARRIVING IN STORES IN TWO WEEKS: RELEASE DATE - NOVEMBER 5, 2008

    THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL 4 HC (VERTIGO)
    ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL FEATURING THE GUARDIAN #1
    ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL FEATURING THE GUARDIAN #1 VARIANT EDITION
    ARMY @ LOVE: THE ART OF WAR #4 (VERTIGO)
    THE AUTHORITY #4 (WILDSTORM)
    BOOSTER GOLD VOL. 2: BLUE AND GOLD HC
    DETECTIVE COMICS #850
    DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3 TP
    EL DIABLO #3
    FINAL CRISIS: RESIST #1
    GEN13 VOL. 3: 15 MINUTES TP (WILDSTORM)
    HELLBLAZER PRESENTS: CHAS - THE KNOWLEDGE #5 (VERTIGO)
    HOUSE OF MYSTERY #7 (VERTIGO)
    JONAH HEX #37
    LOONEY TUNES #168 (JOHNNY DC)
    NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
    NIGHTWING: FREEFALL TP
    PENGUIN REVOLUTION VOL. 6 (CMX)
    QUESTION VOL. 3: EPITAPH FOR A HERO TP
    THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS #1 (VERTIGO)
    THE SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS #1 VARIANT EDITION (VERTIGO)
    SECRET SIX #3
    SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION #1
    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2 TP
    STORMING PARADISE #4 (WILDSTORM)
    SUIHELIBE! VOL. 1 (CMX)
    SUPERMAN VS. BRAINIAC TP
    SUPERMAN/SUPERGIRL: MAELSTROM #1
    TEEN TITANS YEAR ONE TP
    TERRA #1
    TERROR TITANS #2
    TOP 10 SEASON TWO #2 (ABC)
    TRINITY #23
    THE UN-MEN VOL. 2: CHILDREN OF PARADOX TP (VERTIGO)
    VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION #2

    DC DIRECT:
    JLA TROPHY ROOM: THE JOKER CANE PROP REPLICA
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6 BALANCED MASTER CASE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6 BALANCED ONE THIRD CASE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6 WEIGHTED MASTER CASE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6 WEIGHTED HALF CASE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6: GREEN LANTERN ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6: SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6: DESPERO ACTION FIGURE
    SUPERMAN/ BATMAN SERIES 6: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE

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    SHIPPING CHANGES NOTE

    Please note new in-stores dates on trade paperbacks and hardcovers as well as CMX and MINX titles originally scheduled to arrive in stores from August through October. 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:
    11/12/2008 - AMBUSH BUG YEAR NONE #4 - 10/29/2008
    11/12/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #20 - 10/29/2008
    11/12/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #20 VARIANT EDITION - 10/29/2008
    11/12/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: SUPERMAN #1 - 11/05/2008
    11/12/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: SUPERMAN #1 VARIANT EDITION - 11/05/2008
    11/12/2008 - MANHUNTER #36 - 11/05/2008
    11/12/2008 - NIGHTWING #150 - 11/05/2008
    11/12/2008 - NIGHTWING #150 VARIANT EDITION - 11/05/2008
    11/19/2008 - BATMAN #681 - 10/29/2008
    11/19/2008 - BATMAN #681 VARIANT EDITION - 10/29/2008
    11/19/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: MAGOG #1 - 11/12/2008
    11/19/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: MAGOG #1 VARIANT EDITION - 11/12/2008
    11/26/2008 - FINAL CRISIS #5 - 10/29/2008
    11/26/2008 - FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #4 - 11/12/2008
    11/26/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: THE KINGDOM #1 - 11/19/2008
    11/26/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: THE KINGDOM #1 VARIANT EDITION - 11/19/2008
    11/26/2008 - SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SGT ROCK VOL. 2 TP - 11/19/2008
    12/03/2008 - BATMAN #682 - 11/12/2008
    12/03/2008 - BATMAN #682 VARIANT EDITION - 11/12/2008
    12/03/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #21 - 11/26/2008
    12/03/2008 - JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #21 VARIANT EDITION - 11/26/2008
    12/03/2008 - FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #3 - 10/22/2008
    12/10/2008 - DC UNIVERSE ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 HC - 10/22/2008
    12/10/2008 - DETECTIVE COMICS #851 - 12/03/2008
    12/10/2008 - DETECTIVE COMICS #851 VARIANT EDITION - 12/03/2008
    12/17/2008 - BATMAN #683 - 11/26/2008
    12/17/2008 - BATMAN #683 VARIANT EDITION - 11/26/2008
    12/31/2008 - BATMAN #684 - 12/24/2008
    12/31/2008 - BATMAN #684 VARIANT EDITION - 12/24/2008
    12/31/2008 - FINAL CRISIS #6 - 11/26/2008

    DC DIRECT SHIPPING CHANGES:
    11/12/2008 - BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE BY JIM APARO - 11/19/2008
    11/19/2008 - THE DARK KNIGHT BATMAN VINYL STATUE BY KOTOBUKIYA - 10/29/2008
    11/19/2008 - JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE: PART 2 - 09/17/2008
    11/26/2008 - VERTIGO TAROT DECK SET 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - 11/05/2008
    12/10/2008 - JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE: PART 3 - 10/8/2008
    12/17/2008 - JOKER 1:2 SCALE BUST - 10/22/2008
    12/17/2008 - WONDER WOMAN 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE - 11/05/2008

    JOHNNY DC SHIPPING CHANGES:
    11/26/2008 - BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #3 - 09/24/2008
    12/31/2008 - BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #4 - 10/29/2008

    VERTIGO SHIPPING CHANGES:
    11/12/2008 - FABLES: COVERS BY JAMES JEAN HC - 10/29/2008
    11/19/2008 - DMZ #36 - 11/12/2008
    11/19/2008 - HELLBLAZER #249 - 10/22/2008

    WILDSTORM SHIPPING CHANGES:
    12/03/2008 - CHUCK #6 - 11/12/2008
    12/24/2008 - STORMING PARADISE #5 - 11/05/2008
    01/28/2009 - STORMING PARADISE #6 - 12/31/2008
     

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