[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In April 2010, Part 3: Neil Young’s Greendale, American Vampire, Air, Codename: Knockout, Daytripper, Demo, Unknow Soldier, DMZ, House of Mystery, Joe The Barbarian, Fables, Cinderella, Jack of Fables, Greek Street, Hellblazer, Madame Xanadu, Northlanders, Scalped, The Nobody…

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NEIL YOUNG’S GREENDALE HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 9 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOSHUA DYSART • Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
Legendary singer-songwriter, musician and activist Neil Young brings one of his most personal albums, GREENDALE, to comics.  Overseeing the work of acclaimed writer Joshua Dysart (UNKNOWN SOLDIER) and fan-favorite artist Cliff Chiang (HUMAN TARGET), they compose a graphic novel that explores a whole new dimension to the album that Rolling Stone voted as one of the best of its year.
In the Fall of 2003, as the nation gallops into war, a politically active teenage girl named Sun lives, loves and dreams in a small California town named Greendale.
Sun’s always been different. There’s been talk that the women in her family have all had a preternatural communion with nature.  And when a Stranger comes to town – a character whose presence causes Greendale to, well, go to hell – she’ll find herself on a journey both mystical and mythical.   To face the Stranger, she’ll unearth the secrets of her family in a political coming-of-age story infused with its own special magic.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2
On sale APRIL 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by SCOTT SNYDER AND STEPHEN KING
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 variant cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON
It’s been nearly 20 years since notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet was buried on boot hill. But when a group of grave-robbing collectors of Western memorabilia uncover his final resting place, they find much, much more than they bargained for. And: Pearl Jones was attacked and left for dead by a cabal of powerful Hollywood vampires. Now, a mysterious stranger comes calling and Pearl gets a second chance at life – and at revenge.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

AIR VOL. 3: PURELAND TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 26 • 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON • Art and cover by M.K. PERKER
Blythe makes a dangerous journey to the Northwest Frontier province of Pakistan, where she’s drawn into a holy war with a bizarre twist in this new volume collecting issues #11-17 of this acclaimed series.

AIR #20
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON • Art and cover by M.K. PERKER
The lost plane of legendary author-aviator Antoine De Saint Exupery has been found…in the Puget Sound of Washington, halfway across the world from where he disappeared. On the second leg of her pilot’s test, Blythe and her crew must marshal all their skills to find out why.

CODENAME KNOCKOUT VOL. 1: THE DEVIL YOU SAY TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 19 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by ROBERT RODI • Art by AMANDA CONNER, YANICK PAQUETTE & others • Cover by JOE CHIODO
Issues #0-6 of the 2001 series are collected at last! Meet Angela St. Grace, agent of the clandestine agency known as G.O.O.D. With her loyal assistant Go Go Fiasco, she battles the forces of E.V.I.L. The catch: G.O.O.D. is run by Angela’s mother.

DAYTRIPPER #5
On sale APRIL 14 • 5 of 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ •Art by GABRIEL BÁ & FÁBIO MOON • Cover by GABRIEL BÁ
At 11 years old, Brás’s world was only as big as his house. But that changed when his family headed to his grandparents’ countryside ranch. And there – at a place where the sun was stronger and the stars shone brighter – Brás would suddenly see everything under a new light!

DEMO VOL. 2 #3
On sale APRIL 7 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, B&W
No interior ads, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art and cover by BECKY CLOONAN
Evoking the very best of the classic Demo stories, “Volume One Love Story” features Marlo, a happy young woman with an extreme case of OCD who plots her daily travels through Los Angeles with the help of an intricate system of post-it note instructions.  But one day her system is hacked and new notes appear, threatening to derail her completely.

DMZ #52
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JP LEON
Self-exile is forcing Matty to take a good, hard look at himself and his conduct since he entered the DMZ, and he’s not liking too much of what he’s seeing. His discovery from the last issue, though, presents him with an opportunity that he’s tempted to take, but the price is high, very high. What’s the going rate on redemption, anyway?

HOUSE OF MYSTERY #24
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by MATTHEW STURGES
Art by LUCA ROSSI and JOHN BOLTON
Cover by ESAO ANDREWS
In the conclusion of “Management,” someone’s been murdered. Very murdered. And the goblins of the goblin market require a death for a death. But who’s the murderer? And what if the murderer is someone we all like? The terms of Fig’s deal with the Conception are beginning to take their toll, but it may be that the Conception’s enemies are even more dangerous than the Conception themselves! Featuring “Romantic Comedy, With Corpses,” a tale of true love and bloodshed, illustrated by John Bolton (GOD SAVE THE QUEEN).

JOE THE BARBARIAN #4
On sale APRIL 21 • 4 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
Who are the mysterious Sorcerors of Inventoria, and why have they taken a vow of cowardice? The mysteries of the Iron Kingdom and its relationship to Joe’s real world are revealed at last, and a new companion joins the doomed fellowship for a voyage into Ultimate Darkness.

FABLES #95
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM & STEVE LEIALOHA
Cover by JOAO RUAS
“Rose Red” part 2 of 5! As trouble brews outside her bedroom window at the Farm, Rose reluctantly pulls herself out of the depression pit and into the heart of war.  It’s the former Adversary vs. the newfound Nightmare and the future looks very very dim for the misplaced denizens of Fabletown.

CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #6
On sale APRIL 7 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON • Art by SHAWN MCMANUS
Cover by CHRISSIE ZULLO
Cindy’s quest to stem the tide of black-market magics leads her straight to the source. Now the fates of worlds hang in the balance. With her only ally in chains and only the humblest of all her assets at her disposal, does she have the slightest hope for survival?

JACK OF FABLES #45
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM & MATTHEW STURGES
Art by TONY AKINS & ANDREW PEPOY • Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Jack Frost has finally come face-to-face with the Empyrean, but it’s clear that someone somewhere along the way has been lying about what this is all about. In fact, it’s beginning to seem as if everyone everywhere along the way has been lying…

GREEK STREET #10
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art by DAVIDE GIANFELICE
Cover by DAVIDE FURNO
Dedalus is getting closer to solving the mystery behind the murders and figures out the bloody connection between all the players on Greek Street. Meanwhile, the monster returns and Lord Menon’s days seem numbered.

HELLBLAZER #266
On sale APRIL 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by PETER MILLIGAN • Art and cover by SIMON BISLEY
The politics of slam dancing reach a fever pitch and Constantine is dressed to kill.  But looks can be deceiving – especially for a pathetic gang of aging skinheads, their fresh-faced new recruits and John’s hot new alchemist/accomplice, Epiphany.

MADAME XANADU #22
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by MATT WAGNER • Art by AMY REEDER HADLEY & RICHARD FRIEND • Cover by AMY REEDER HADLEY
As Madame Xanadu seeks aid from Mr. Jones to locate her sister’s hiding place, Morgana seeks out three artifacts from her past that will complete her rise to power. Will these two strong-willed siblings finally cross paths and battle to the end?

NORTHLANDERS #27
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
In the penultimate issue of “The Plague Widow,” scores are settled and bodies start dropping. During the darkest hours of the long winter, Hilda makes a shocking concession for Karin’s benefit. And after so many issues of staring each other down, Boris and Gunborg go toe-to-toe.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 3 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale June 23 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
MATURE READERS
Written by ALAN MOORE • Art by STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, RICK VEITCH & others
Cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE & JOHN TOTLEBEN
Collecting issues #35-42 of Alan Moore’s award-winning SWAMP THING, this volume brims with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf with an unusual curse, and the debut of John Constantine!

TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 7: SPIDER’S THRASH TP (NEW PRINTING)
Advance-solicited • On sale May 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by WARREN ELLIS • Art by DARICK ROBERTSON
& RODNEY RAMOS • Cover by TIM BRADSTREET
After losing his job, bank account and home, Spider Jerusalem has gone underground, the better to implement his plan. Collects TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42.

SCALPED #37
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JASON AARON • Art by DAVIDE FURNO • Cover by JOCK
Concluding a two-part story focusing on Shunka, Red Crow’s mysterious right hand man! Red Crow sent Shunka to sort out a feud with a rival Native American casino, but now he’s become embroiled in a murder mystery. He knows he should walk away, but something inside won’t let him, which means things are about to get bloody.

SCALPED VOL. 6: THE GNAWING TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 19 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US, MATURE READERS
Written by JASON AARON • Art by R.M. GUERA • Cover by JOCK
In this new collection featuring issues #30-34 of the monthly series, Red Crow commits a murder in front of witnesses and the FBI thinks they can finally put him away. Meanwhile, Dash’s loyalty is tested as his addiction to heroin intensifies.

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 1: OUT OF THE WOODS TP

“Writer and artist Jeff Lemire has created the new ‘must read’ book with SWEET TOOTH.” — GEOFF JOHNS

“Spellbinding and offbeat . . . emotionally charged.” — USA TODAY

“A grabber from the get-go…” — THE ONION

Advance-solicited • On sale May 12  •128 pg, FC $9.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
The first five issues of Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed new series introduce Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he’s left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘The Preserve,’ a refuge for hybrids.

SWEET TOOTH #8
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
He’s got the might of the military behind him and a camp full of human-hybrid guinea pigs, so why is the ominous Dr. Singh most excited in getting his hands on Gus? What does he hope to discover? And why is Singh asking him so many questions about his father?

THE NOBODY TP
Advance-solicited • On sale May 12 • 144 pg, Two-color, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS
Written by JEFF LEMIRE • Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
Jeff Lemire’s original graphic novel is now available in trade paperback! The tiny, isolated fishing village of Large Mouth never saw much excitement — that is, until the arrival of the stranger wrapped from head to toe in bandages and wearing weird goggles.

STUCK RUBBER BABY HC (NEW EDITION)

“A remarkable achievement, a story so richly drawn – in both senses of the word – that it will pull you, headlong, into a bottomless world of hopes, fears, dreams and the all-too-real prejudice witnessed by its author.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Cruse’s visceral, visual account of America’s recent past contributes with grace and force to what we can only continue to hope is history’s bend toward justice.” — ALISON BECHDEL, from her introduction

Advance-solicited • on sale June 2, 224 pg, B&W 6.875” x 9”, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by HOWARD CRUSE
Art and new cover by HOWARD CRUSE
The groundbreaking, award-winning semi autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new 15th anniversary edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award-winning author of Fun Home.
In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting “homosexual tendencies,” and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break from the conformity of their hometown through civil rights activism, folk music and upstart communality of race-mixing, gay-friendly nightclubs. Toland’s story is both deeply personal and epic in scope, as his search for identity plays out against the brutal fight over segregation, an unplanned pregnancy and small-town bigotry, aided by an unforgettable supporting cast.

THE UNWRITTEN #12
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by MIKE CAREY • Art by PETER GROSS, KURT HUGGINS & ZELDA DEVON • Cover by YUKO SHIMIZU
A stand-alone story! Come visit Willowbank Wood, the home of cuddly, friendly little creatures like Dogling, Nedward, Tig the Hedgehog – and a psychotic assassin with a grudge and a plan.

UNKNOWN SOLDIER #19
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOSHUA DYSART • Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
A new storyline! Moses has a list. Throughout his murder investigation of the IDP camp’s doctor, he’s been deciding just who will live and who will die. Now, caught in an arms deal near the Sudan border, it’s time to start checking names. But this is one battle that’s not as simple as it seems.