DC COMICS SOLICITATIONS FOR PRODUCT SHIPPING MARCH, 2006 BATMAN: SECRETS #1 Written by Sam Kieth Art and cover by Kieth The Dark Knight faces off against his most villainous adversary - The Joker - in this 5-issue miniseries written and illustrated by Sam Kieth (SCRATCH, The Maxx)! Kieth weaves a dark tale of violence and mayhem, and how heroes are treated by the media and viewed by the public. As Batman and The Joker face off, their confrontation is inadvertently caught on film - and Gotham's protector appears to be pummeling Joker without mercy, much to the delight of the frenzied press! Plus, a secret from young Bruce Wayne's past is revealed! On sale March 1 o 1 of 5 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US Edited by Scott Dunbier BATMAN ANNUAL #25 Written by Judd Winick Art by Shane Davis & Mark Morales Cover by Jock The secret behind the return of Jason Todd is revealed! Join writer Judd Winick (BATMAN, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN ARROW), artists Shane Davis (BATMAN, ROBIN) & Mark Morales (New Avengers) and cover artist Jock (BATMAN covers, THE LOSERS) for the compelling story behind the Red Hood's origin and mysterious return to Gotham! Find out how the former Robin survived "A Death in the Family" to become one of the Batman's deadliest adversaries. On sale March 8 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US ALL STAR SUPERMAN #3 Written by Grant Morrison Art and cover by Frank Quitely The All Star adventures of the Man of Steel take another startling turn when Lois Lane transforms from Superman's girlfriend into a Kryptonian Superwoman! Meanwhile, Lex Luthor's plans simmer as the criminal mastermind exerts his charisma and intellect over the hardcore inmates who share his maximum-security prison. On sale March 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US SUPERMAN/BATMAN #25 Written by Jeph Loeb Art and cover by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines The original team supreme of Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines presents "The End"! "With a Vengeance" comes to its shattering conclusion, where villains are revealed and answers to questions that go back to issue #1 are laid bare. It's Superman and Batman versus Darkseid and Lex Luthor - while the mysterious puppet master plays them all. Talk about a crisis! Retailers please note: This issue is resolicited; all previous orders are cancelled. This issue will feature two covers by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines in a split of approximately 50/50. Resolicited; on sale March 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US INFINITE CRISIS #6 Written by Geoff Johns Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez Which events in this continuing epic will lead us to One Year Later? What worlds live? Which hero dies? Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%). On sale March 8 o 6 of 7 o 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US THE OMAC PROJECT: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL Written by Greg Rucka Art by Jesus Saiz Cover by Ladrönn The end is just the beginning in this epic spy thriller by the team behind the red-hot OMAC PROJECT miniseries! From the pages of INFINITE CRISIS, the legacy of Brother Eye rains down on earth, threatening exposure of a hero's greatest secret and the dawning of a world war! On sale March 22 o 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US BLUE BEETLE #1 Written by Keith Giffen & John Rogers Art and cover by Cully Hamner Keith Giffen (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE) and hot screenwriter John Rogers (Catwoman) team with Cully Hamner (RED, BATMAN: TENSES) to bring back the Beetle! Tearing its way through the events of DAY OF VENGEANCE and INFINITE CRISIS, the mystical Blue Beetle scarab has chosen its new guardian! But supernatural powers can be a blessing or a curse, and when it comes to the powers of the Scarab, you don't get one without the other. On sale March 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF THE SUPER-HEROES #16 Written by Mark Waid Art and cover by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray It's 1,001 years later…and guess who's joining the Legion of Super-Heroes? It's just what you think…and nothing you expect! On sale March 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US ONE YEAR LATER: DETECTIVE COMICS #817 and BATMAN #651 Written by James Robinson Cover by Simone Bianchi It's One Year Later…and who is the mysterious vigilante who's been keeping Gotham free of crime? And what is his relationship with the new police commisioner? Don't miss the stunning first part of a story crossing over with BATMAN by writer James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, HAWKMAN, STARMAN), art team Leonard Kirk (JSA) & Andy Clarke, and cover artist Simone Bianchi (SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT)! On sale March 1 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US (Detective) On sale March 22 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US (Batman) SUPERMAN #650 and ACTION COMICS #837 Written by Geoff Johns & Kurt Busiek Art by Pete Woods Cover by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson It's One Year Later…and Metropolis prepares to bid farewell to a hero! Join writers Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, TEEN TITANS) & Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY, SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY, JLA/AVENGERS), artist Pete Woods (CATWOMAN) and cover artists Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson (HARLEY QUINN, Marvel Knights: Spider-Man) for Part 1 of "Up, Up and Away," an 8-part story crossing over with ACTION COMICS! Retailers please note: ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN has been re-titled SUPERMAN beginning with issue #650. On sale March 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US (Superman) On sale March 29 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US (Action) SUPERGIRL #7 Written by Greg Rucka Art and cover by Ian Churchill It's one year later…and Kara and Power Girl have become the dynamic duo of the bottle city of Kandor as the new Flamebird and Nightwing! Don't miss the debut of new series writer Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, THE OMAC PROJECT) and artist Ian Churchill! On sale March 8 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US GREEN ARROW #60 Written by Judd Winick Art and cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens It's One Year Later, and Ollie Queen is the newly elected mayor of Star City, fighting the good fight on the streets and through the system! And welcome aboard the dynamic new art team of Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens (NIGHTWING, ROBIN)! On sale March 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US TEEN TITANS #34 Written by Geoff Johns Art and cover by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope Variant cover by Ed Benes One Year Later, it's Part 1 of "The New Teen Titans!" A new year of exciting adventures begins with the "new" Teen Titans, the bizarre Doom Patrol and the mysterious and secretive Titans East! Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Tony Daniel & Sandra Hope and Ed Benes. Please see this month's order form for details on the variant cover. On sale March 15 o 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US DC DIRECT: ELSEWORLDS SERIES 2: RED SON: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE From the sold-out miniseries SUPERMAN: RED SON! This action figure features character dedicated accessories, multiple points of articulation, and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister. Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o Action Figure o 6.125" H o PI ELSEWORLDS SERIES 2: RED SON: PRESIDENT SUPERMAN ACTION FIGURE From the sold-out miniseries SUPERMAN: RED SON and based on the art of Dave Johnson!! This action figure features a brainac head accessory, multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister. Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o Action Figure o 6.125" H o PI ELSEWORLDS SERIES 2: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT: BATMAN ACTION FIGURE From the classic GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT and based on the art of Mike Mignola! This action figure features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister. Advance-solicited; on sale August 23 o Action Figure o 6.125" H o PI GREEN LANTERN SERIES 2: MANHUNTER ROBOT, GUY GARDNER, SHARK, SAALAK, SINESTRO ACTION FIGURE features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Packaged in a four-color blister. Advance-solicited; on sale August 9 o Action Figure o PI Check the link for more!