[ENGLISH] DC Comics tells us: DC Comics In May 2010, Part 2: Wildstorm – DV8: Gods & Monsters, A God Somewhere, The Authority: The Lost Year, Wildcats, Gen13, Sparta: USA, Ex Machina, Garrison, Dante’s Inferno, Free Realms, Gears of War, Supernatural: Beginning’s End, Resident Evil…
A GOD SOMEWHERE TP
On sale JUNE 2 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOHN ARCUDI
Art and cover by PETER SNEJBJERG & BJARNE HANSEN
“The most human take on the ‘Super Hero’ story I have ever seen. This is the book that shows just how good a writer John Arcudi is.” — Mike Mignola
“It is our first real Super Hero tragedy in the classic sense of the term, and although we may flinch, writer John Arcudi does not.” — Dennis O’Neil
After a mysterious disaster, a young man named Eric finds that he has just as mysteriously developed extraordinary abilities. He starts out trying to help people, but his solitary position in the world isolates him in ways no ordinary human could understand. This original graphic novel written by John Arcudi (B.P.R.D., WEDNESDAY COMICS) charts the arc of Eric’s evolution from man to…something else, as seen through the eyes of his family and his best friend, Sam.
DV8: GODS & MONSTERS #2
On sale MAY 19 • 2 of 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by REBEKAH ISAACS
Cover by FIONA STAPLES
The acclaimed writer of DMZ and NORTHLANDERS takes his first creative stab at the WildStorm Universe! To call the superpowered girl known as Bliss “edgy” is a massive understatement. Like all the DV8 kids. she’s a creature with primal powers and in her case, she’s the giver of either pain or pleasure. Now, as the “goddess” Bliss to an all-female band of warriors, she sees potential in her adopted tribe and sets out to tip the balance of power in their favor. Don’t miss part 2 of this 8-issue miniseries telling the story of how eight teenagers ruled a world.
On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, 2 of 6, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JEFF MARIOTTE
Art and cover by FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
The fan-favorite writer of Angel and the sensational artist on Zorro bring their unique flavor to WildStorm! The mystery surrounding Garrison’s identity intensifies as clues only raise more – and scarier – questions and set two intelligence agents at each other’s throats. Did we mention LOTS of action, and a shocker of an ending?
THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #9
On sale MAY 19 • 9 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 has been traveling from reality to reality trying to find their way home. They’ve been attacked by rapacious space parasites and alternate versions of themselves and even had to sacrifice an entire world to survive. But they’ve never encountered something as strange as the Midnighter as a used car salesman. JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL co-writer J.M. DeMatteis joins Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen to create the oddest Authority tale yet!
THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR BOOK 1 TP
On sale JUNE 23 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON & KEITH GIFFEN
Art by GENE HA, JONATHAN WAYSHAK, BRIAN STELFREEZE, JOEL GOMEZ, DARICK ROBERTSON & TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GENE HA
The heroes of The Authority are stranded on an Earth where their powers barely work — and they’re mere comic book characters. How will they find their way back home? Collecting THE AUTHORITY #1-2 and THE AUTHORITY: THE LOST YEAR #3-7.
THE AUTHORITY #22
On sale MAY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by TOM TAYLOR • Art by MIKE MILLER • Cover by PETE WOODS
Acclaimed writer Tom Taylor (Star Wars: Invasion) takes the helm for a 4-issue arc. The Authority’s journey through space on The Carrier’s unknown mission continues. Their mysterious voyage takes an even more terrifying twist than anything they’ve experienced so far when they discover stowaways of the worst possible kind. Facing a hideous mutiny by overwhelming odds, only one person can possibly save them. But will this reluctant hero break his own vow and return to action?
On sale MAY 26 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ADAM BEECHEN • Art by TIM SEELEY & RYAN WINN • Cover by PETE WOODS
In their quest to locate the Earth’s new Doctor, Battalion and Ladytron enter the heart of darkness – a psychiatric institution left unattended since Armageddon. And this place houses one of the deadliest minds in the WildStorm Universe! Also: someone’s building an army on Earth, and one of the newest WildCATS plans to challenge it single-handed! It’s part one of the 3-part “The Protectorate!”
SPARTA: USA #3
On sale MAY 5 • 3 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written byDAVID LAPHAM • Art and cover by JOHNNY TIMMONS & ALLEN MARTINEZ
Godfrey McLaine has begun gathering an army to battle the Maestro in an attempt to wrest control over Sparta! First, however, he must make an unlikely ally in reigning quarterback Johnny Franks, who’d like nothing more than to kill Godfrey with his bare hands. It’s always darkest before the dawn, and it’s pitch-black in the picturesque American town of Sparta right now!
RESIDENT EVIL #5
On sale MAY 26 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by RICARDO SANCHEZ • Art and cover by JHEREMY RAAPACK
Agents Sugarman and Gere barely escaped death at the talons of Neuerman Giesel’s enhanced bio-weapons, and their unit is down to just a few soldiers. Low on ammo, they’ve discovered Giesel’s secret and stand ready to take the fight to him. The only thing standing in their way is the army of T-Virus infected zombies pouring out of the jungle…
DANTE’S INFERNO TP
On sale JUNE 30 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE • Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE
Collecting all six issues of the hit comic based on the EA video game! Dante Alighieri is reimagined 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 to open the gates of Hell and save her. But at what cost?
DANTE’S INFERNO #6
On sale MAY 12 • 6 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by CHRISTOS GAGE • Art and cover by DIEGO LATORRE
Dante has reached the end of his journey. But does he arrive a conquering hero to save the soul of his beloved Beatrice? Or a damned, corrupted shadow of himself, changed forever by his ordeal in the Inferno?
FREE REALMS #9
On sale MAY 12 • 9 of 12 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by J.S. LEWIS • Art and cover by JON SOMMARIVA
& ALLEN MARTINEZ
A map found in the bottom of a crypt has led Dane and Maya deep inside a series of caverns filled with chugawug outlaws and deadly traps. Then, just when it looks like their luck is about to turn, Maya flies into danger and it’s up to Dane and a monstrous friend to get her out.
GEARS OF WAR BOOK ONE TP
On sale JUNE 9 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by JOSHUA ORTEGA • Art by LIAM SHARP • Video game cover
The best-selling video game franchise adaptation, now in trade paperback! Follow the brutal adventures of Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad in their battle against the Locust in this new collection of GEARS OF WAR #1-6!
GOD OF WAR #2
Resolicit •On sale MAY 26 • 2 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Written by MARV WOLFMAN • Art by ANDREA SORRENTINO • Cover by ANDY PARK
The comic adventures of Kratos continue! The Gods have chosen human champions and set them up in a battle to the death! Ares’ champion, Kratos, is now a young captain in the Spartan army and he leads his men on a quest they most likely won’t return from…a quest that takes them to battle Poseidon’s deadly underwater monsters!
This book is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
SUPERNATURAL: BEGINNING’S END #5
On sale MAY 19 • 5 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ANDREW DABB & DANIEL LOFLIN • Art by DIEGO OLMOS
The Winchesters get a major break in their hunt for John Dee, but how much closer are they really to the Yellow Eyed Demon? And can Sam and John put aside the growing rift between them to work as a team for one final mission? This senses-shattering penultimate issue is a shocker!