DC Comic In December 2009: Wildstorm[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comic In December 2009, Part 2: Wildstorm. God of War, Free Realms, War of Warcraft, Dante’s Inferno, Autority, Autority The Lost Year, Gen13, Wildcats, North 40, Red Herring, Ex Machina, Victorian Undead, Modern Warfare…

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THE AUTHORITY #17
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
Art by Simon Coleby and Al Barrionuevo
Cover by Simon Coleby

The Midnighter’s quest to find a cure for the Warhol-infected Apollo has led him to the strangest confrontation imaginable – against a former member of The Authority! It’s the startling conclusion to Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Simon Coleby’s epic run, and it’ll have mind-blowing consequences for the series! Also, the creative team taking the reins with issue #18 makes a cameo debut!
On sale December 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #4
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Darick Robertson & Trevor Scott
Cover by Gene Ha

Plotted by superstars Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen, written by Giffen and illustrated by some of today’s most popular, uniquely talented artists, this series fills in the gap to explain where The Authority was just before “World’s End,” how they escaped from a horrifying alternate reality…and at what cost.
Darick Robertson (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, The Boys), Trevor Scott (BATGIRL) and cover artist Gene Ha tackle this kick-off arc as The Authority find themselves stuck on an alternate reality Earth in which they’re nothing more than comic book characters. It’s a dying reality and neither they nor the Carrier can exist inside of it! They have to get away as soon as possible, but can they before the Carrier expires?
On sale December 16 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #33
Written by Adam Beechen
Art by Cruddie Torian
Cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Nothing creates strong new bonds like a big road trip, right? Well, that might not be the case for the combined memberships of Gen 13 and Gen 14 when they trek back across the country from Tranquility as one big, not-so-happy family. But when our heroes meet travelers along the road, their bonds better form quickly, or it might be the end of Gen as we know it!
On sale December 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #18
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Shawn Moll & Drew Geraci
Cover by Ryan Sook
The main event of “World’s End” is here – slacker god Max Faraday versus evil mastermind Tao. Winner take all! Can the combined forces of the Wildcats and the briefly reunited Team Seven help save millions of surviving humans residing in St. Louis before this god war explodes? Lives are on the line, and it’s time to be heroes in a big way! Can they redeem themselves for the failure to thwart Armageddon?
On sale December 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS: FAMILY SECRETS TP
Written by Christos N. Gage and Keith Giffen
Art by Neil Googe, Pete Woods, Ryan Sook, Phil Jimenez and others
Cover by Neil Googe
After struggling to survive in Los Angeles, the appeal of Majestic’s Hawaiian utopia proves to be a powerful lure for some of the team. But what’s really going on in the tropical paradise – and will the truth tear the team apart? Find out in this new title collecting WILDCATS #8-12 and WORLDSTORM SPECIAL #2.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 27 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US

WILDSTORM: AFTER THE FALL TP
Written by Christos N. Gage and Russell Uttley
Art by Trevor Hairsine, Ivan Reis, Mike McKone, Pete Woods, Phil Noto, Chris Sprouse, John Paul Leon and others
Cover by Simon Coleby
Deathblow, Team Achilles, Backlash, Cybernary, Tao, Lord Defile, Team Seven and more star in stories that show how each survived WILDSTORM: ARMAGEDDON. Learn how they found their way in a strange new world in stories from THE AUTHORITY #1-11, WILDCATS #1-11, GEN13 #21-28 and STORMWATCH PHD #13-20.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 6 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

NORTH 40 #6
Written by Aaron Williams
Art and cover by Fiona Staples
Marguritte, the witch of Conover County, reveals just what the town is facing: an ancient god, or a piece of one, that could spread its destruction far beyond Conover’s magically held boundaries. It’s up to Wyatt and a hexed-up gun to lure an octopus-headed engine of destruction into a trap. But the arrival of some revenge-seeking idiots might just doom the world…
On sale December 2 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RED HERRING #5
Written by David Tischman
Art by Philip Bond and David Hahn
Cover by Philip Bond
Red Herring acts like a pro (and a con) as he uses subterfuge and bug spray to launch his attack. Even a surprise return by the MacGuffin won’t stop Red from exterminating the Capricorn Group. And 200 feet beneath Washington, D.C., a strip poker game between Meyer Weiner and Penny Candy heats up. Waiting out an alien invasion was never so scandalous…
On sale December 9 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

EX MACHINA #47
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art and cover by Tony Harris

« Pro-Life” part 3! Will Mitchell Hundred’s new archenemy, a dogged reporter with powers far beyond those of the Great Machine, finally bring down the mayor’s administration?
On sale December 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
MATURE READERS

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #2
Written by Ian Edginton
Art by Davide Fabbri
Cover by Simon Coleby

The undead are returning to life, hungry for flesh and threatening all of Victorian London. Who or what is behind this horrifying plague, and can world-renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his erstwhile companion Dr. Watson solve the riddle before it’s too late? Could the long-deceased Professor Moriarty hold the key to salvation? The horror noir continues!
On sale December 23 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST #2
Written by David Lapham
Art by Kevin J. West
Cover by Federico Dallocchio

Sgt. Riley – codenamed “Ghost” – has found himself in many a sticky situation while serving in the S.A.S. But never has a mission fallen apart so fast. On his first Joint Task Force mission, a combination of betrayal and bad luck has landed him in the hands of a blood-thirsty Mexican drug czar. Could things possibly get worse? Absolutely, yes.
The best-selling Call of Duty video game series continues its comics debut in this 6-issue miniseries!
On sale December 9 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

DANTE’S INFERNO #1
Written by Christos Gage
Art and cover by Diego Latorre
Based on the upcoming EA video game, this classic epic poem is brought to life as never before, courtesy of writer Christos Gage (WILDCATS, X-Men/Spider-Man) and hot new artist Diego Latorre. Dante Alighieri is re-imagined as a holy warrior who has returned from the Crusades to find his beloved fiancée Beatrice murdered. When her soul is ensnared by Lucifer, only Dante has the strength and courage to break open the gates of hell and save her. But at what cost to his own immortal soul? And is Dante himself pure enough for this impossible task? Find out in this sizzling new 6-issue miniseries!
On sale December 9 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

FREE REALMS #4
Written by J.S. Lewis
Art and cover by Jon Buran

Based on the hit virtual world with over 3 million users worldwide! When Dane and Maya return to Briarwood, Darkthorne’s followers accuse them of trying to assassinate the sorceress with a deadly poison. Now the pair must survive the darkest corners of Briarwood as they search for an alchemist who can prove their innocence!
This book is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale December 2 • 4 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

GOD OF WAR #3
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by Jon Bosco
Cover by Andy Park

Kratos’ epic quest continues! In this issue, Kratos battles Poseidon, man-eating spiders and – most importantly – his own heart. He’ll also learn it’s much harder to kill a monster the second time around…
On sale December 2 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL #1
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Pop Mhan
Cover by Jon Buran
Variant cover by Pop Mhan
Kicking off a bold new direction for World of Warcraft comics! Algalon will be the judge! This special issue of WORLD OF WARCRAFT introduces new Horde and Alliance characters not yet seen in the ongoing series. Discover, through the eyes of The Observer himself, if the inhabitants of Azeroth are worthy of survival – or will they inevitably meet certain doom?
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers by Jon Buran and Pop Mhan that will ship in approximately 50/50 ratio. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
ONE-SHOT • On sale December 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US