DC Comics In June 2009 - Part 2 : Wildstorm[ENGLISH] DC tells us: DC Comics In June 2009 – Part 2 : Wildstorm – Astro City, Ex Machina, Authority,  Wildcats, Gen13, Gears of War, Chuck, Fringe, Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash, Killapalooza, Storming Paradise, Starcraft, World Of Warcraft…

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ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK 3 #2
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross
Royal Williams tries to keep his nose clean, and his brother Charles recovers from being shot. But Pyramid and E.A.G.L.E. are both after Royal, and Charles only makes matters worse. The shadows are closing in, and both brothers may be caught up in the coming storm…
On sale June 3 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

ASTRO CITY: THE DARK AGE BOOK ONE TP
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross
Collecting the first eight chapters of the 16-part « Dark Age » saga, revealing the history of Astro City and shedding light on some of its greatest heroes! Book One, now in trade paperback, takes place in the early 1970s and follows two brothers — with one becoming a hero and the other taking a far different path. Along the way, the long-standing secret tale of the Silver Agent and his fate is told at last, as the story shifts back to the 1950s and what made the Williams brothers turn out so differently.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 15 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
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EX MACHINA #43
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Tony Harris
« Ring Out the Old” part 3! Is the Great Machine’s archenemy Pherson really back from the dead? Or is a new, even more deadly threat behind the plague terrorizing Mayor Hundred’s hometown?
On sale June 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US MATURE READERS
THE AUTHORITY #11
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Simon Coleby and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Simon Coleby
Apollo has been missing for weeks now, and the Midnighter and The Authority assume the worst. What’s happened to their Sun God? And as the Carrier is slowly brought back to life, it’s left the team with the unpleasant task of cleansing the lower decks of vermin. But what they find buried deep within could change their fortunes for good!
On sale June 3 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEN13 #30
Written by Scott Beatty
Art and cover by Mike Huddleston
On the road again in their pursuers’ post-apocalyptic RV, the kids race to save a mortally wounded teammate! But a stopover in a small town governed by Super-Villains might spell doom for the entire team! It’s Gen13 versus the « lost generation » from NUMBER OF THE BEAST as the kids get schooled in what it means to be super. On sale June 10 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS: WORLD’S END BOOK ONE TP
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe and Pete Woods
Cover by Neil Googe
The WildStorm Universe has been shattered by an apocalyptic event, and the world is devastated. Now Christos Gage and Neil Googe bring a new status quo to the classic covert action team as the Wildcats attempt to rebuild their shattered planet one piece at a time in this title collecting the main stories from WILDCATS #1-7.
Advance-solicited; on sale July 22 • 136 pg, FC, $17.99 US

WILDCATS #12
Written by Christos Gage
Art and cover by Neil Googe
A worst-case scenario unfolds for the Wildcats when a war on two fronts explodes! While the team is occupied battling Majestic in the Hawaiian Islands, Defile and his Daemonite hordes have decided to assault the under-manned HALO building where only Ladytron stands between the survivors of Armageddon and certain death! After this issue, the Wildcats’ status quo changes in a major way!
On sale June 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

GEARS OF WAR SOURCEBOOK
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Federico Dallocchio, Liam Sharp, Andy Smith, Brandon Badeaux, Doug Mahnke and others
Cover by Stephen Platt
A great jumping-on point for new readers! We’ve gathered together some of the most enthusiastic fans of the mega-popular Gears of War franchise and developed a unique look at this complex and challenging world. Featuring a short story written by Gears 2 game writer (and monthly comic scribe) Joshua Ortega and art by rising superstar Federico Dallocchio. There are also loads of pinups by some of the hottest names in the industry, bringing gritty reality to this incredible property!
On sale June 10 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

CHUCK TP
Written by Peter Johnson & Zev Borow
Art by Jeremy Haun and Phil Noto
Photo Cover
The 6-issue miniseries based on the hit NBC television series is collected in one exciting volume! Series co-executive producer Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL: RISING SON) and series writer Zev Borow take Chuck Bartowski and his friends on a globe-trotting, action-packed adventure too big for television! Will Chuck survive his first trips to Japan, South America, Eastern Europe and Singapore?
Advance-solicited; on sale July 8 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US

FRINGE #6
Written by Mike Johnson & others
Art by Tom Mandrake
On the edge of modern science exists a world of the “impossible.” But Walter Bishop and William Bell were the men who transformed impossible theories into absolute realities! Continuing the adventures of the hit Fox TV series.
On sale June 17 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS #1
Written by Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric
Art by Jason Craig
Covers by Arthur Suydam
Beneath the bloody waters of Crystal Lake, an immortal evil wakes and begins anew the cycle of grueling violence. Six months after the events of FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH, a power-hungry government bureaucrat unleashes the denizens of the Necronomicon – including the banished spirit of the Springwood Slasher, Freddy Krueger. But Ash Williams has checked his monster-hunting past at the door. A Chosen One no more, he thinks that a life of domestic bliss and retail tending is his true calling – until the ghosts of the past show up to punch his clock again.
The original creative team behind WildStorm and Dynamite Entertainment’s FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH proudly presents the bloody sequel to the sold-out smash horror crossover event! Featuring a triptych cover by Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies) to match the triptych cover from the original miniseries. Co-published with Dynamite Entertainment.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers by Arthur Suydam that can be ordered separately. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale June 24 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

KILLAPALOOZA #2
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine
You’ve never seen anything like a rock band that moonlights as a super-powered assassination squad! Superstar noisemakers The Clap thought they were the only ones, but apparently there’s at least one more – and they’ve both marked the honoree of a benefit concert as their next target! If The Clap can survive a death trap laid by their mystery rivals, they’ll face their greatest challenge yet – a dinner for the concert’s sponsor! The world’s biggest music stars and their egos in the same room? Expect mayhem and murder with your shrimp cocktail!
On sale June 24 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE #6
Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler
While dying in the desert heat, what’s the perfect way to conclude this gathering of free spirits? A massive orgy followed by a mass sacrifice! What do Mysterius and Delfi do in the face of something like this? And are they even talking to each other? Assume a meditation pose, clear your mind and connect to the unfathomable end of the beginning.
On sale June 17 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMING PARADISE #6
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Butch Guice & Rick Burchett
Cover by Butch Guice
The final, titanic battle for Japan concludes – but at what cost victory? Will Operation Olympic be remembered as the final, grand victory in a long war or a blood-soaked nightmare? This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale June 10 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PROTOTYPE #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs
The horror and action of the hit Activision videogame continues! The New York homicide detectives tracking a serial killer are now hunted, as well. Their investigation has put them at odds with a covert government agency, and now the only hope for the detectives may be the monster they themselves were after. Bloody action the WildStorm way in this pulse-pounding issue!
On sale June 3 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS

STARCRAFT #2
Written by Simon Furman
Art and cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll & Sandra Hope
Based on the worldwide hit videogame! The War Pigs’ quest to find and assassinate Jim Raynor begins in earnest. But before they can get anywhere fast, they first have to wrest their ship, the General Lee, from the hands of cutthroat pirates! Plus, just who is Cole Hickson? And what dark secrets from his past and present does he harbor? One way or another, the War Pigs are in for a rough ride.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Federico Dallocchio), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Shawn Moll & Sandra Hope). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale June 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #20
Written by Walter Simonson & Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Phil Moy
Cover by Walter Simonson
The Scourge makes their move and attacks from all fronts intent on taking no prisoners! No longer united, can Varian and Thrall survive the onslaught? And will Valeera once again succumb to her addiction to magical energy?
On sale June 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOOK 2 HC
Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Jon Buran, Mike Bowden and Jerome K. Moore
Cover by Ludo Lullabi
The second WORLD OF WARCRAFT collection, featuring issues #8-14 of the hit series, tells the saga of the Missing King of Stormwind. Upon learning he is in fact the lost ruler of Stormwind, Lo’Gosh returns to reclaim his throne with his comrades-in-arms Valeera and Broll. But all is not as it seems in the Eastern Kingdom, especially if one informed dwarf has anything to say about it.
Advance-solicited; on sale August 26 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US