[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In April 2010, Part 2: DV8, The Authority, Wildcats, Gen13, Sparta: USA, Ex Machina, Astro City: The Dark Age, Garrison, Dante’s Inferno, Free Realms, World of Warcraft, Supernatural: Beginning’s End, Victorian Undead, Robotech…

[nggallery id=181]

DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #1
On sale APRIL 21 • 1 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by REBEKAH ISAACS • Cover by FIONA STAPLES
1:10 Variant cover by JIM LEE
The fan-favorite series DV8 returns with the eight-part “Gods & Monsters” arc written by critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) with art by up-and-comer Rebekah Isaacs (Drafted). In their short history, the mismatched band of superpowered losers, freaks and masochists of DV8 have seen a lot and done even more, but it’s nothing compared to this. As Gem Antonelli (a.k.a. Copycat) is debriefed in a holding cell, the story of how eight troubled teenagers were briefly gods to a prehistorical world unfolds against the backdrop of a cataclysmic disaster. “The Day I Tried To Live” is part one in this amazing and tragic story unlike anything set in the WildStorm Universe before.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

THE AUTHORITY #21
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by MARC BERNARDIN & ADAM FREEMAN • Art by AL BARRIONUEVO • Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Concern grows over the young boy known as River and the identity of his enigmatic benefactor is uncovered. Meanwhile, Grifter and Deathblow make a startling and deadly discovery while searching among the refugees – a trail of dead bodies reveals the presence of extremely unwelcome passengers aboard The Carrier.

WILDCATS #22
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ADAM BEECHEN • Art by TIM SEELEY & RYAN WINN • Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
In the wake of the war with the Red Blade, it’s time for our remaining heroes to develop a concrete plan for making post-Armageddon Earth a safe, livable place for its survivors. But not everyone’s on board with the plan and the next major conflicts the Wildcats face just might come from within!

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #8
On sale APRIL 21 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Story by KEITH GIFFEN & GRANT MORRISON • Written by KEITH GIFFEN & J.M. DEMATTEIS • Art by DAVID WILLIAMS
Cover by GENE HA
The Authority travel to a reality where the Authority are…hucksters? Are even they prepared to go up against a Midnighter who’s a used car salesman? JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL’s J.M. DeMatteis joins Keith Giffen for this unusual Authority.

GEN13 #35
On sale APRIL 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by PHIL HESTER • Art by CRUDDIE TORIAN
Cover by PETE WOODS
The remains of Gen 13 wander a post-apocalyptic America struggling not only to stay together as a team, but to simply survive. Unfortunately, an army of robotic zealots intent on wiping the remains of humanity off the face of the Earth has other ideas. Plus, who is The Pathcutter?

SPARTA: USA #2
On sale APRIL 7 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DAVID LAPHAM • Art and cover by JOHNNY TIMMONS
Success on the gridiron made quarterback Godfrey McClaine a household name in the town of Sparta. His feats were the stuff of legend. But that was years ago and Sparta has a new hotshot quarterback named Johnny Franks. Coupled with the aid of the freakish town caretaker called the Maestro, Franks plans on making Godfrey’s homecoming a brutal one!

EX MACHINA VOL. 9: RING OUT THE OLD TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN • Art by TONY HARRIS & JP LEON Cover by Tony Harris
In this volume collecting EX MACHINA #40-44 and SPECIAL #4, Mayor Hundred descends into the NYC sewers to learn why he was given the strange powers that helped him become the heroic Great Machine. Meanwhile, a powerful new foe reveals a terrifying plan that’s been in the works since the first issue!

ABSOLUTE PROMETHEA BOOK 2 HC
Advance-solicited • On sale SEPTEMBER 29 • 328 pg
FC, 8.25” x 12. 5”, $99.99 US
Written by ALAN MOORE • Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III & MICK GRAY • Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
The second slipcased, oversized collection of Alan Moore’s occult masterpiece is here, collecting PROMETHEA #13-24. The story begins as Promethea and Sophie embark on a quest to find a different sort of magic, leaving Sophie’s friend Stacia behind as a new, temporary Promethea! And this untried hero has her hands full as the forces of Hell take control of New York’s mayor. As a bonus, this volume includes an extensive gallery of sketches, developmental art and more.

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 4 #4
On sale APRIL 28 • 4 of 4 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by KURT BUSIEK • Art by BRENT ANDERSON • 50/50 Split covers by ALEX ROSS
This grand finale is the extra-length climax to the biggest Astro City epic ever! The Silver Agent! The Pale Horseman! Lord Sovereign! Honor Guard! Charles and Royal’s quest for vengeance reaches its shattering conclusion, changing their lives – and Astro City’s destiny – forever! With two Alex Ross covers and an extra eight story pages, this is the big one!
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

GARRISON #1
On sale APRIL 28 • 32 pg, 1 of 6, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JEFF MARIOTTE • Art and cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Garrison may very well be the world’s most dangerous man. In a near future where everyone’s under surveillance, though, nobody knows anything about him – and federal agent Jillian Bracewell’s investigation into his identity could get her killed. Writer Jeff Mariotte (Angel, DESPERADOES) returns to WildStorm with this 6-issue action/adventure miniseries spectacularly illustrated by Francesco Francavilla (Zorro)!

DANTE’S INFERNO #5
On sale APRIL 14 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE • Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE
Dante battles his deadliest foe yet – Beatrice, the woman he loves, transformed into the Queen of Hell!  He descended into the Inferno to save her, but now he’ll have to choose between killing her or dying by her hand!

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END #4
On sale APRIL 21 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN
Art by DIEGO OLMOS • Photo cover
The Winchester’s continued stay in the Big Apple and their search for the mysterious John Dee has begun to wear on the rural family. Collectively, they decide to take a day off. But each is followed by a mysterious stranger bearing a unique “offer.” Could there be a divine purpose behind it?

FREE REALMS #8
On sale APRIL 14 • 8 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by J.S. LEWIS • Art and cover by JON SOMMARIVA & ALLEN MARTINEZ
A crypt guardian has been unleashed in Blackspore Swamp and threatens to end the Royal Scavenger Hunt for Dane and Maya before it begins. But even if they manage to make it out alive, a horde of vicious swamp cray await to rip them apart once they leave the crypt!

FREE REALMS BOOK 1 TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 5 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by J.S. LEWIS • Art by JON BURAN, Oliver Nome
& Allen Martinez • Cover by Jon Buran
Collecting the first six issues of the miniseries based on the hit virtual world from Sony, FREE REALMS begins when a young girl is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It’s up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save her!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK THREE HC
Advance-solicited • On sale JUNE 16 • 176 pg, FC $19.99 US
Written by WALTER SIMONSON & LOUISE SIMONSON
Art by MIKE BOWDEN & TONY WASHINGTON
Cover by Jon Buran
The third collection based on the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online game finds King Varian and his companions attempting to heal the rift between Horde and Alliance by seeking out help from ogre leader Thrall. Collecting issues #15-21.

ROBOTECH: PRELUDE TO THE SHADOW CHRONICLES TP
Advance-solicited • On sale MAY 26 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by TOMMY YUNE, JASON WALTRIP & JOHN WALTRIP
Art by OMAR DOGAN • Cover by TOMMY YUNE
Collecting the 5-issue miniseries from 2005, this new collection explores the mysterious circumstances behind the disappearance of Admiral Rick Hunter!

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #6
On sale APRIL 28 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by IAN EDGINTON • Art by DAVIDE FABBRI
Cover by SIMON COLEBY
Sherlock Holmes versus Professor Moriarty – the rematch! The world’s greatest detective and his archenemy do battle once more in the heart of zombie-plagued London! Holmes’s greatest case comes to a fiery conclusion in this critically acclaimed series!