DC Comics In February 2010: Wildstorm[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comic In February 2010, Part 2: Wildstorm. Authority, Wildcats, Gen 13, Astro City, Ex Machina, Victorian Undead, Dante’s Inferno, Mysterius the Unfathomable, Free Realms, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Supernatural, Prototype

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THE AUTHORITY #19
On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman • Art by Al Barrionuevo • Cover by Mark Bagley & Trevor Scott

The rejuvenated Carrier has left Earth. Destination: Unknown. Who made it on board? Who got left behind? As Jack Hawksmoor and Christine Trelane battle for command of the Carrier, an all-new Authority – with Deathblow and Grifter running point – must deal with uncivilized chaos from within.

WILDCATS #20
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Adam Beechen • Art by Tim Seeley & Ryan Wynn • Cover by Mark Bagley & Trevor Scott

The bloodthirsty crew of the legendary Kheran warship Red Blade is back, and they’ve got revenge on their minds and plan a mission to conquer Earth! With Voodoo and Grunge on a desperate mission to get the world’s battle-weary defenders the help they desperately need, conflicts rage in UnLondon and at the North and South Poles. It’s all-out war, and you’ll never believe who becomes a casualty!

THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #6
On sale February 17 • 6 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Story by Keith Giffen & Grant Morrison • Art by Brian Stelfreeze & Joel Gomez • Cover by Gene Ha

Still fighting to get home, The Authority lands on an Earth where science is in a constant battle against magic – meaning in this reality, it’s The Doctor versus The Engineer, with our Authority caught in the middle! Featuring art by Brian Stelfreeze (WEDNESDAY COMICS, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT)!

GEN13 #34
On sale February 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Adam Beechen • Art by Cruddie Torian • Cover by Amanda Conner

Runt joined GEN 13 only to find himself thrust into a war he barely understands; one that consumes the entire WildStorm Universe and presents him with new allies, a dangerous mission, and challenges most 16-year-olds never dream about.

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 4 #2
On sale February 24 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by Kurt Busiek • Art by Brent Anderson • Cover by Alex Ross

The Dark Age explodes! Battle rages in Las Vegas and a new Super-Villain is born. Another menace arises, more dangerous than any Astro City has ever faced. Featuring the Silver Agent, Mirage, Hellhound, the Blue Knight(s), new “heroes” and more!

EX MACHINA #48
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Brian K. Vaughan • Art and Cover by Tony Harris

“Pro-Life,” part 4! With only three more issues until this acclaimed series reaches its shocking conclusion, the tragedies that Mayor Hundred warned about in the very first issue finally come to pass.

ABSOLUTE PLANETARY BOOK TWO HC
Advance-solicited • On sale July 7 • 384 pg, FC, $75 US
Written by Warren Ellis •Art and cover by John Cassaday

Snow, Jakita and the Drummer take on their nemeses the Four…then death itself! PLANETARY reaches its conclusion as the field team made a mad decision regarding an old friend. The Absolute Edition Book Two collects issues #13-27 of the stunning series.

ABSOLUTE PLANETARY BOOK ONE HC NEW PRINTING
Advance-solicited • On sale July 7 • 320 pg, FC, $75 US
Written by Warren Ellis  •Art and cover by John Cassaday

PLANETARY has been hailed as a timeless story that turned modern superhero conventions on their heads. These Archeologists of the Unknown delve into secret places most beings fear to tread. Book One is once again available in the Absolute format, collecting issues #1-12 plus the full script from issue #1.

VICTORIAN UNDEAD #4
On sale February 24 • 4 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Ian Edginton • Art by Davide Fabbri • Cover by Simon Coleby

Their hatred simmered for years in a cat-and-mouse game culminating in a vicious battle atop Riechenbach Falls. One man walked away alive. And the other walked away…undead! The story of Professor Moriarty and his connection to London’s undead plague is revealed!

MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 17 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by Jeff Parker • Art and cover by Tom Fowler

Explore the unimaginable world of magic and adventure with an eccentric magician known as Mysterius the Great in this paperback collecting the acclaimed 6-issue miniseries. When a young reporter named Ella becomes Mysterius’ new assistant, their cases drag them into a world of magic, as well as a pocket dimension… and beyond.

DANTE’S INFERNO #3
On sale February 10 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Christos Gage• Art  and cover by Diego Latorre

Lucifer and Beatrice arrive in the place where she will be adorned for their wedding: the second circle of Hell known as Lust. While Cleopatra attends to the bride-to-be, Dante fights against Cerberus in order to escape the Gluttony circle and stop his beloved’s horrific marriage.

FREE REALMS #6
On sale February 10 • 6 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by J.S. Lewis • Art and cover by Jon Buran

Dane and Maya storm the castle in Sanctuary, but they may be too late to save the queen. They have to fight through hordes of monsters and soldiers, but even when it looks like the day is won, Geoffrey offers a chilling warning of the dark days that lie ahead.

MODERN WARFARE 2: GHOST #3
On sale February 10 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by David Lapham • Art by Kevin West • Cover by Federico Dallocchio

Ghost’s mission to Mexico went off the rails faster than expected – his comrades are either dead or captured and he was drugged and beaten. The experience has left him a little unhinged, but is it just the post-traumatic stress that has him hallucinating some pretty evil stuff?

PROTOTYPE TP
Advance-solicited • On sale March 10 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray • Art by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs • Cover by Jim Lee

The hit 6-issue miniseries based on the bestselling Activision video game is collected with four rare short stories! A pair of New York homicide detectives track a serial killer unlike any they’ve ever faced – and enter a new era where human extinction and monstrous evolution collide!

SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END #2
On sale February 17 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin • Art by Diego Olmos • Photo cover

John Winchester’s obsession with the demon that took his wife destroyed his life; now, it’s destroying his family. His son Sam has walked away from everything – John, Dean, his own life as a soldier… Faced with the kind of trouble that always seems to find his family, can Sam handle a solo hunt?

TOM STRONG DELUXE EDITION BOOK TWO HC
Advance-solicited • On sale April 14 • 336 pg, 7.0625” x 10.875” FC, $39.99 US
Written by Alan Moore, Leah Moore & Peter Hogan • Art by Chris Sprouse, Shawn McManus & others • Cover by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story

In these tales from issues #13-24, Tom faces off against the ruthless Paul Saveen, the Nazi super-woman Ingrid Weiss and more!

STARCRAFT #9
On sale February 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Simon Furman • Art by Mike Miller • Cover by Carlos D’anda

The War Pigs launch their suicidal assault on Tamsen Cauley’s mobile base of operations. Even if they’re lucky, no one gets out alive! But this isn’t the end. Unknown to the War Pigs, uber-Ghost Nova is shadowing them. But are her intentions merely a prelude to a fate far worse than death?

STARCRAFT BOOK ONE HC
Advance-solicited • On sale April 7 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Simon Furman • Art by Federico Dallocchio, Brian Denham, Mike S. Miller & Carlos D’Anda • Cover by Federico Dallocchio

This hardcover collects the first seven issues of the series based on Blizzard’s smash-hit game. Join the War Pigs, a team of outlaws reunited by their former captain for one last job: the assassination of Jim Raynor!

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: HORDE #2
On sale February 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by DOUG WAGNER • Art and cover by POP MHAN

The orc known as Malgar recovers from his battle wounds and awakens in Orgrimmar – the city to which he swore he’d never return. Meanwhile, the undead warlock Felgrim is ordered to join the Horde militia, but first he embarks on his own sinister mission… a personal quest that promises only one reward: blood.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: ALLIANCE #27
On sale February 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by Mike Costa • Art and cover by Neil Googe

Introducing Revil Kost, a priest of the Holy Light! Karlain and Revil combine forces to defend Sentinel Hill from a Defias Brotherhood attack. What are the mysterious Dark Riders hunting for in Westfall?

AREA 10 HC
Advance-solicited •On sale April 7 • 184 pg, B&W, 5.5” x 8”, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by Christos N. Gage • Art by Chris Samnee • Cover by Lee Bermejo

“An exquisitely creepy crime story loaded with twists. Gage and Samnee make one hell of a team. Thanks to them I’ll forever be uncomfortable around power drills.” – Jason Aaron (SCALPED)

“A moody, compelling thriller superbly told. AREA 10 is a breakneck ride. Time after time, I thought I had it figured out, then got thrown at the next bend of the road.”  – Mike Carey (THE UNWRITTEN)

In New York City, a killer known as “Henry The Eighth” leaves a trail of decapitated corpses — keeping the severed heads to use for unknown purposes. NYPD Detective Adam Kamen leads the investigation, until a seemingly unrelated freak incident leaves him with a brain injury in the section known as “Brodmann Area 10.” When he recovers, Adam’s perceptions of time are altered. He becomes slowly convinced that his bizarre condition could be tied directly to the “Henry” case — and that the key may lie in the ancient, mystical practice of trepanation.