DC Comics In May 2009 - Part 2 : Wildstorm[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC’s new solicitation info and artwork for comics arriving in stores in May 2009 are here. Part 2: Wildstorm (Astro City, The Authority, Stormwatch, WildCATS, Ex Machina, Gears Of War, Killapalooza, Starcraft, Storming Paradise

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ASTRO CITY DARK AGE BOOK 3 #1
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Brent Anderson
Cover by Alex Ross

 Astro City’s longest and most ambitious epic enters a new era and a new jumping-on point. It’s the early 1980s – a time of darkness and danger, the era of the Point Man, the Omega Rangers and others. And for Charles and Royal Williams, it’s a time for revenge as their pursuit of the man who killed their parents takes Royal deep into the bowels of the PYRAMID organization while Charles reaches heights he never imagined. Will it be morning in America – or will the long night continue? Also featuring the First Family, the debut of Cleopatra and more!
On sale May 6 • 1 of 4, 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US

THE AUTHORITY #10
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning and Christos Gage
Art by Brandon Badeaux and Shawn Moll
Cover by Simon Coleby
 When the world ended, the Authority and the rest of the population were caught unprepared and suffered the consequences. Find out what happened in those crucial moments following the destruction of Earth and how it affected the Authority…as well as Rendlesham!
 Also, the conclusion of the Team Seven backup!
On sale May 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMWATCH PHD #21
Written by Ian Edginton
Art and cover by Leandro Fernández & Francisco Paronzini
 Battered and hunted, Stormwatch is doing everything it can to save those that survived the recent cataclysm. When confronted with the knowledge that humanity could become extinct, Jackson makes a decision that may sacrifice one of his own – and may make him guilty of genocide! In this issue, humanity is pushed to the brink. . . and beyond.
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

WILDCATS #11
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Neil Googe and Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Neil Googe

 The Wildcats’ visit to the Hawaiian islands takes a turn for the worse when they learn a dark secret that Majestic wanted kept hidden, and he’ll kill to protect it!  To make matters worse, when the ‘Cats are away, the Daemonites decide to play as Defile and his army launch an all-out assault on the HALO building, which is full of helpless survivors.
 Also, it’s the start of a backup story explaining why Deathblow isn’t dead, featuring the incredible art of Chris Sprouse (NUMBER OF THE BEAST, TOM STRONG)!
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

SLEEPER SEASON ONE TP
Written by Ed Brubaker
Art and cover by Sean Phillips

 « SLEEPER could hold its own against any noir, from any medium…Brubaker is without a doubt the best crime fiction writer in comics today.  »  – Ain’t It Cool News.com

 From the award-winning Criminal team of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Ed Brubaker comes SLEEPER, the story of Holden Carver and the secret criminal organization he must infiltrate, now back in a new edition collecting SLEEPER SEASON 1 #1-12. With his contact at the agency in a coma, Carver must live one day at a time in a deadly game of cat and mouse he plays with its leader, Tao.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 17 • 288 pages, $24.99 US MATURE READERS

RED NEW EDITION TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by Cully Hamner

 Warren Ellis’s fast-paced tale of intrigue and revenge is back in a new edition collecting the 3-issue miniseries under a new cover by Cully Hamner that also includes the script to issue #1 and never-before-seen developmental art by Hamner!
 As a C.I.A. operative, Paul Moses’s unique talent for killing took him around the world, from one hotspot to another, carrying out the deadly orders of his superiors. And when he retired, he wanted to put his bloody past behind him. But when a new administration takes over the White House, the powers that be decide that Moses knows too much, forcing him back into the game against the agency that trained him.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 10 • 128 pages, $14.99

OCEAN NEW EDITION TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Michael Golden

 Warren Ellis’s galaxy-spanning tale of mystery and murder is back in a new edition collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries!
 U.N. Weapons inspector Nathan Kane must untangle a web of mystery on Jupiter’s moon Europa to learn what sort of beings lie under an icy dome. But he’s about to encounter resistance of the violent kind from the staff manning Earth’s outpost — and he’ll like what happens when the long-slumbering aliens begin to awaken even less.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 3 • 168 pages, $19.99 US

EX MACHINA #42
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Tony Harris & Jim Clark
Cover by Tony Harris

 “Ring Out the Old” part 2! As a journalist’s investigation into Mayor Hundred’s past heats up, a supernatural event connected to the Great Machine’s origin threatens all of New York City.
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

GEARS OF WAR #8
Written by Joshua Ortega
Art by Federico Dallocchio
Cover by Shane Pierce

 A popular element in the Xbox 360 smash Gears of War 2 are the collectibles describing the tragic end of Sgt. Jonathan Harper. A nine-year veteran Gear, he was captured by the Locust during the assault on the Hollow. Eventually managing to escape, he was able to help a family reach the surface before succumbing to his wounds. The full story of this heroic, selfless soldier is finally told!
On sale May 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

KILLAPALOOZA #1
Written by Adam Beechen
Art and cover by Trevor Hairsine

 The Clap are the biggest band in the world–headlining massive stadium tours, selling millions of records, and hobnobbing with the rich and fabulous. And in their spare time, they also happen to be the most sought-after meta-human assassination unit on the black market! Using their status as rock icons as a cover, they’ve perpetrated some of the more elaborate murders in modern memory! But a financial crunch has the group signing on for one last “gig” both as The Clap and as assassins. But they aren’t the only band – or assassin – on the bill!
 KILLAPALOOZA is a high-octane, outrageous adventure by writer Adam Beechen (ROBIN) and artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) that will leave the reader guessing until the very end!
On sale May 20 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STARCRAFT #1
Written by Keith Giffen & Simon Furman
Art and cover by Federico Dallocchio
Variant cover by Shawn Moll & Doug Mahnke
 From the bestselling Blizzard computer game comes the most explosive sci-fi action comic ever created! Join the WarPigs, a disbanded team of outlaws reunited by their former captain for one last job: the assassination of Jim Raynor!
 Join creators Keith Giffen, Simon Furman and Federico Dallocchio for WildStorm’s explosive foray into the world of STARCRAFT  with this new ongoing series!
 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 (with a cover by Shawn Moll & Doug Mahnke). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

STORMING PARADISE #5
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Butch Guice and Rick Burchett
Cover by Butch Guice
 As American forces move further inland, the resistance grows more and more fierce. Far from the chaos of the front, a secret is uncovered that may turn the tide against the U.S. as the Third Reich strikes a final, surprising blow from the grave.
 This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
RESOLICIT • On sale May 13 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

PROTOTYPE #2
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Darick Robertson & Matt Jacobs
 Exploding from the highly anticipated game comes the hyperkinetic world of PROTOTYPE! New York homicide detectives continue to track a serial killer but soon discover all is not as it seems. Their investigation takes them into uncharted territory, and tensions flare as the detectives come up against a black ops unit with a mysterious agenda of its own!
On sale May 6 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

MYSTERIUS: THE UNFATHOMABLE #5
Written by Jeff Parker
Art and cover by Tom Fowler
 From all over North America, thousands make the pilgrimage to a hot, rocky desert to express themselves in every way imaginable for a week. They gather (somewhat naked) around a towering wooden man who will burn a hole in reality and make a human into a god. Inside that sacrificial effigy are the imprisoned souls known as Mysterius the Great and Delfi the Assistant.
 And they have to go to the bathroom.
On sale May 20 • 5 of 6  • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 U

FRINGE #5
Written by Mike Johnson and others
Art by Tom Mandrake

 William Bell and Walter Bishop’s bizarre experiments continue  in this series that takes a look into the past of some of the major players in the FOX television show!
On sale May 27 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RESISTANCE #6
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Ramón Pérez & C.P. Smith
Cover by C.P. Smith
 The series based on the best-selling PlayStation 3 game franchise concludes! With his unit decimated, Capelli has undertaken a suicide mission in an attempt to thwart the Chimera assault. But even if his crazy plan works, is it enough to stall the invasion? Does America have a chance in the coming war?
On sale May 27 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS

WORLD OF WARCRAFT #19
Written by Walter and Louise Simonson
Art by Mike Bowden & Walden Wong
Cover by Pete Woods

 King Varian Wrynn and his son Prince Anduin finally return to Stormwind and celebrate the defeat of Onyxia. Meanwhile, Garona is interrogated by Jaina and Aegwynn, but at what cost?
On sale May 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

RESIDENT EVIL #3
Written by Ricardo Sanchez
Art and cover by Kevin Sharpe & Jim Clark

 Veteran gaming industry writer Ricardo Sanchez and artist Kevin Sharpe bring the bio-weapons of the terrifying world of Capcom’s best-selling game Resident Evil to the boiling jungles of South America. Follow two agents as they unravel the connections between the destruction of a Space Station, a telepathic G-Virus discovered in Grezbekistan, and the shadowy munitions firm known as Geisel Industries. Empty villages, flesh-eating zombie children, and a trip to a reclusive CEO’s fortified compound bring them closer to the truth. But none of the terrors they’ve encountered so far could have prepared them for what happens next!
On sale May 13 •  3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
MATURE READERS