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100b-cv91_solicit.jpg100 BULLETS #91
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Eduardo Risso
Cover by Dave Johnson
“100 Bullets” Part 3. As we learn more about the past history of The Trust and the Minutemen’s place in contemporary history, we check in on a manhunt for a killer named Pippen, who’s just made the biggest mistake of his young life.
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

crosmid-cv19_solicit.jpgCROSSING MIDNIGHT #19
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Jim Fern & Jose Villarrubia
Cover by J.H. Williams III
War. That’s what the Haras’ simple wish for a safely born child has led to. Now, with destruction at every turn, the last battle is between Kai, Toshi and Aratsu, but how many of their newfound allies will die before their conflict reaches its bloody conclusion?
On sale May 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS • Final issue

amspv2-cv2_solicit.jpgAMERICAN SPLENDOR
Written by Harvey Pekar
Art by Ty Templeton, David Lapham, Hunt Emerson, Dean Haspiel, Lora Innes & José Marzan, Greg Budgett & Gary Dumm, Josh Neufeld and Zachary Baldus
Cover by Darick Robertson
It’s an AMERICAN SPLENDOR filled with personal growth for Harvey Pekar, as he learns to compromise with an artist, attends a town meeting, reaches a truce with his cat and learns new and interesting facts from the local barber, among other extraordinary tales of everyday existence. Featuring a heavy-hitting lineup of some of the top artists in comics.
On sale May 7 • 2 of 4 • 32 pg, B&W, $2.99 US

hom-cv1_solicit.jpgHOUSE OF MYSTERY #1
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Luca Rossi
Cover by Sam Weber
Variant cover by Bernie Wrightson
Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, a new ongoing series that reinvents a classic DC Comics concept. HOUSE OF MYSTERY focuses on five characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they’re imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they’d like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers.
In addition to the ongoing trials and struggles of the five unfortunate souls trapped within the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, illustrated by superstar artist Luca Rossi, each issue in the first storyline also includes a short tale, as told by one of the customers, written by Willingham and illustrated by a host of fine guest artists, including two-time Eisner Award nominee Ross Campbell (WATERBABY, Wet Moon), SANDMAN fan favorite and multiple Eisner winner Jill Thompson, and classic horror artist Bernie Wrightson, whose first published work was in House of Mystery #179. This series is topped off with ethereal, jaw-dropping covers from Sam Weber (The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Magazine)and a stunning variant cover by Wrightson on the debut issue.

« This is a book where you can have a pirate, a psychic detective, a spaceman, a French romantic poet and an NYU film student sitting at a table having a beer together. It’s a writer’s dream come true. »
— Matthew Sturges

“Let’s be perfectly clear: There isn’t just one mystery in the new House of Mystery. It’s actually chock-full of mysteries, all of which will be thrilling and exciting as they unfold over the course of the series.”
— Bill Willingham

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (with a cover by Sam Weber), retailers may order one copy of the Variant Edition (with a cover by Bernie Wrightson). Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale May 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian Wood
Art and cover by Becky Cloonan
The Eisner-nominated and critically acclaimed series of self-contained short stories by writer Brian Wood (DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) and artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN) arrives in a new edition. Twelve stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss, and the joy of finding your own way in life make DEMO a graphic novel not to be missed.

“More human than mainstream comics dare to be.” — Variety
“Touching…breathes with a sense of space and life rarely seen.”
— Entertainment Weekly

“The fantastic throws the routine into relief.” — The Village Voice
“Lacking recurring characters, DEMO altogether is less reminiscent of other comics series than of a thematic rather than continuous-narrative novel, such as John Horne Burns’ The Gallery (1947). High praise, maybe, but deserving.” — Booklist, starred
Advance-solicited; on sale June 25
328 pg, B&W, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

dmz-cv31_solicit.jpgDMZ #31
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli
Cover by Wood
“Blood in the Game” Part 3. As the pro-Delgado movement expands, the P.R. firms of both the United States and of the FSA attempt to get the revolutionary on their sides. But Delgado has plans of his own.
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins, Andrew Robinson, Andrew Pepoy and Russ Braun
Cover by Brian Bolland
Collecting JACK OF FABLES #12-16! Jack’s now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. Follow his extreme road stories as he reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen (when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost).
Advance-solicited; on sale June 25 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

fabl-cv73_solicit.jpgFABLES #73
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Cover by James Jean
Fabletown has finally gone to war against the Homelands, and they’ve brought powerful allies with them! Prince Charming and his fire team serves aboard the sky-treading gunship Glory of Baghdad, which is commanded by Sinbad and crewed by Arabian Fables. At the same time Bigby Wolf leads a mixed squad of commandos, Animal Fables and giants from the Cloud Kingdoms into the very heart of the Empire. The war has begun, but how will the Empire respond? This is the first issue of a 3-part story that will culminate in the oversized issue #75, changing the face of Fabletown forever.
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

jack-cv23_solicit.jpgJACK OF FABLES #23
Written by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham
Art by Tony Akins & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
Several great and terrible events occurred in 1883, but none so dire as the continuing depredations of the Jack Candle Gang in the Old West. No posse could stop them. Not even the legendary Pinkertons could find them. But now a mysterious unarmed sheriff is on Jack’s trail, and a showdown is inevitable.
On sale May 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

hlb-cv244_solicit.jpgHELLBLAZER #244
Written by Andy Diggle
Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Cover by Lee Bermejo
Concluding the 2-part “The Mortification of the Flesh.” John Constantine finds himself ensnared in a web of scandal that penetrates to the very heart of the Vatican. But Constantine has friends in low places, and his own hidden agenda that revolves around an ancient book buried deep within the Vatican’s forbidden library…
On sale May 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Jamie Delano
Cover by Phil Hale
Art by Mark Buckingham, Richard Piers Rayner and others
In THE FEAR MACHINE, collecting HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine looks for a way to reconnect to humanity — but how can such a man ever find inner peace? Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that’s tapping into their own psychic abilities — but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers. Is the company’s aim just political, or is it something much more sinister?
Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

exter-cv29_solicit.jpgTHE EXTERMINATORS #29
Written by Simon Oliver
Art by Tony Moore & John Lucas
Cover by Philip Bond
Part 2 of “Bug Brothers Forever.” The eclipse of Saturn is coming fast, and that means the ancient bug god Kheperon is ready to return to Earth. That leaves the Bug-Bee crew no time to mourn a fallen comrade or repair their collapsed headquarters, because the reincarnated AJ is readying his hisser army for its final, apocalyptic assault.
On sale May 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

sclpd-cv17_solicit.jpgSCALPED #17
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera
Cover by Jock
Concluding the 5-part “Dead Mothers.” Dash Bad Horse finally comes face to face with the murderer Diesel, and the results are deveastating for everyone involved. Also, Chief Red Crow receives an ominous visitor in the night that makes him question everything he thought he knew.
On sale May 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

vugr-cv8_solicit.jpgTHE VINYL UNDERGROUND #8
Written by Si Spencer
Art by Simon Gane & Ryan Kelly
Cover by Sean Phillips
With the discovery of another dead girl, Morrison’s search for a breakthrough becomes even more splintered as the team splits up to follow separate theories. But time is running out as the killers also begin to fall apart with fatal consequences that could affect the entire city of London.
On sale May 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Si Spencer
Art by Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart
Cover by Sean Phillips
Don’t miss this volume collecting the first 5 issues of the fast-paced, ultra-cool ongoing crime-noir series by television writer Si Spencer (EastEnders) and the art team of Simon Gane & Cameron Stewart!
Advance-solicited; on sale June 11 • 128 pg, B&W, $9.99 US • MATURE READERS

nola-cv6_solicit.jpgNORTHLANDERS #6
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Davide Gianfelice
Cover by Massimo Carnevale
With a cooler head on his shoulders, Sven begins to build an alliance with neighboring settlements against the ruthless Lord Gorm. As the fight escalates, the Saxons arrive, but which side will they fight for?
On sale May 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

ylia-cv3_solicit.jpgYOUNG LIARS #3
Written by David Lapham
Art and cover by Lapham
I suppose you were wondering what happened when we left you hanging at the end of issue #1. Well, wait no longer. The hunt for a priceless painting begins! See a grown man cry. See a grown man light himself on fire. And finally, see a grown man cry again! In between, Sadie abandons everyone, Danny shoots people, Don Diego O.D.s, and Runco can’t find shampoo. There’ll be more running, hitting, chopping and shooting than you would’ve thought possible without attracting the military. Come and find out why it’s such a Hard Knock Life for this gang of would-be not losers.
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

unm-cv10_solicit.jpgTHE UN-MEN #10
Written by John Whalen
Art by Mike Hawthorne
Cover by Tomer Hanuka
In the jarring conclusion of the second skin-crawling story arc, Janus Jr. learns a sickening secret about his past. It’s enough to make him run to his mommy — if he had one. Then again, he just might. And she’s the mother of all mothers.
On sale May 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Pia Guerra & José Marzán Jr. Cover by Massimo Carnevale
Yorick Brown’s long journey through an Earth populated only by women comes to a dramatic, unexpected conclusion in this final volume, collecting issues #55-60 of the critically acclaimed series.
Advance-solicited; in stores June 18 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US