COLLECTED EDITIONS Group Solicits

COLLECTED EDITIONS Group Solicits

By Alex Nagorski Monday, February 11th, 2013

BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS/CRIMSON CORSAIR DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by LEN WEIN and JOHN HIGGINS

Art by JAE LEE, JOHN HIGGINS and STEVE RUDE

Cover by JAE LEE and JOHN HIGGINS

Retrosolicit • On sale JUNE 26 • 256 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one grow up to become the world’s smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world changing events of WATCHMEN.

This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, “Curse of the Crimson Corsair,” and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DOLLAR BILL #1.

 

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER

Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER

Retrosolicit • On sale JUNE 26 • 288 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Darwyn Cooke tells the tragic tale of the Minutemen, assembled to fight against evil in a world spinning out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin?

Then, Cooke and Amanda Conner take an look at the Silk Spectre’s early years with her overbearing, Super Hero mother, chronicling her journey down the winding path toward becoming her own kind of hero.

This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE 1-4.

 

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL/DR. MANHATTAN DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI

Art by ADAM HUGHES, ANDY KUBERT, JOE KUBERT, BILL SIENKIEWICZ and EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by ADAM KUBERT, JOE KUBERT and ADAM HUGHES

On sale JULY 10 • 288 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by artist Andy Kubert in flight with the gadget-savvy hero known as Nite Owl, as Dan Dreiberg inherits the role from Hollis Mason…but can Dreiberg work with the vigilante called Rorschach?

Then, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes for a tale of Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same?

This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1-4, BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1-4 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1-2.

 

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN/RORSCHACH DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO and J.G. JONES

On sale JULY 10 • 256 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS

Writer Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two unforgettable characters. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination.

In RORSCHACH, Azzarello teams with artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR) to show how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comics world has ever seen became even darker.

Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1-4.

 

GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 2: ALPHA WAR HC

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, CAFU, SCOTT HANNA and MARC DEERING

Cover by FERNANDO PASARIN

On sale JULY 3 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

When the Alpha Lanterns, the internal police force for the Corps, arrest Green Lantern John Stewart for the murder of a fellow Lantern, it sends shock waves throughout the entire Corps—especially since Stewart refuses to defend himself against the charges. Now, in these tales from issues #8-14 and 0, it’s up to Guy Gardner and the rest of the Green Lanterns to break Stewart out and bring down the emotionless Alpha Lanterns.

 

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 2: BEYOND HOPE HC

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, BATT, TOMAS GIORELLO and MARCIO TAKARA

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT

On sale JULY 31 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

In this volume collecting GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8-12 and BLUE BEETLE #9, Odym, the homeworld of the Blue Lanterns, is being attacked by alien conquerors know as The Reach. But faced with betrayal by one of their own, the New Guardians’ uneasy alliance teeters on the edge of destruction.

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL TP

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

Cover by PATRICK GLEASON

On sale JUNE 5 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The first eight issues of the hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series is collected for the first time in trade paperback! Batman and Damian – the new Robin – are driven apart by the insidious Nobody!

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE HC

Written by GREGG HURWITZ

Art by DAVID FINCH, RICHARD FRIEND,

MICO SUAYAN and JUAN JOSE RYP

Cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale JULY 17 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US

In this second New 52 volume, The Scarecrow has returned! The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but now he’s refined his fear toxin to greater effectiveness—and deadlier consequences. As The Scarecrow’s origin is revelead, Batman must find out not only how to conquer this dangerous psychopath, but how to beat his own worst fear. This volume collects from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10-15 and #0.

 

CATWOMAN VOL. 2: NO EASY WAY DOWN TP

Written by ED BRUBAKER

Art by BRAD RADER, RICK BURCHETT, DAN DAVIS, CAMERON STEWART, MIKE MANLEY and JAVIER PULIDO

Cover by CAMERON STEWART

On sale JUNE 12 • 400 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In this new volume collecting CATWOMAN #10-24 and CATWOMAN SECRET FILES #1, The Black Mask, longtime foe of Batman, has his sights set on Gotham City’s East End to house his drug trafficking empire. When Selina Kyle discovers the Black Mask’s intentions, she declares war against his operation. Don’t miss the noir-style tales written by Ed Brubaker!

 

TEEN TITANS VOL. 2: THE CULLING TP

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FABIAN NICIEZA

Art by BRETT BOOTH, IG GUARA, J.P. MAYER, ALE GARZA and others

Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND

On sale JUNE 19 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In these tales from TEEN TITANS #8-14 and DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #12, the organization called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. captures Superboy, the Teen Titans and Legion Lost and pits the young heroes against each other to weed out the weak! It will take everything these heroes have to save themselves—but the ruthless Harvest won’t give up easily!

 

SUPERMAN VOL. 1: WHAT PRICE TOMORROW? TP

Written by GEORGE PEREZ

Art by GEORGE PEREZ, JESUS MERINO,

NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

On sale JUNE 26 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Metropolis fears him—and The Daily Planet agrees. In this new paperback, the young Man of Steel must dodge public scrutiny and stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis – one that he somehow is the cause of! Collecting issues #1-6 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 2: THE STARFIRE TP

Written by SCOTT LOBELL

Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT,

ARIO ANINDITO, TIMOTHY GREEN II and PASCAL ALIXE

Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale JUNE 26 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

As if Jason Todd didn’t have enough trouble, now Red Robin is knocking on his door—because “Night of The Owls” is here! With Batman in dire need of help, will Red Hood answer the call? Find out in these adventures from issues #8-14! Plus: When Jason and the team find out that Starfire is one of the most feared (and dangerous) commanders in all of space, the team will take to the stars to help decide the fate of the throne of Tamaran.

 

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 6 TP

Written by GERRY CONWAY and ROY THOMAS

Art by GEORGE PEREZ, DON HECK and others

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ and MIKE DeCARLO

RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 5 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

The JLA meet the JSA as the teams face Gorilla Grodd and the Secret Society of Super-Villains, then battle the Crime Syndicate and the Crime Champions of Earth-1. This new title collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195-197 and 207-209, plus ALL-STAR SQUADRON #14-15.

Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

 

DEATHSTROKE VOL. 2: LOBO HUNT TP

Written by ROB LIEFELD

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale JUNE 12 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US

For anybody else, hunting Lobo would be suicide. For Deathstroke, it’s just business as usual. But can Slade Wilson handle the power of the intergalactic slaver and last Czarnian? He’ll need some help and he’ll be getting it from Zealot in these stories from DEATHSTROKE #9-14 and 0.

 

HARLEY QUINN: NIGHT AND DAY TP

Written by KARL KESEL

Art by PETE WOODS, TERRY DODSON,

RACHEL DODSON, AMANDA CONNER, PAUL CHADWICK and others

Cover by terry dodson and RACHEL DODSON

On sale JUNE 5 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In this second Harley collection, Harley gets fed up with crime and decides to switch sides—much to the chagrin of Batman. Then, Harley must whip her gang into shape while battling Killer Croc. Collects HARLEY QUINN #8-13 and HARLEY QUINN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1.

 

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOL. 2: THE FIRESTORM PROTOCOLS TP

Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and JOE HARRIS

Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER, YILDIRAY CINAR, DANIEL HDR and others

Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

On sale JUNE 19 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this New 52 title collecting issues #7-12 and 0, the Firestorms are spiraling out of control—and when countries around the world begin to create their own Firestorms, new alliances must be forged.

 

TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HC

Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN and JAMES ROBINSON

Art by WALTER SIMONSON, ALEX TOTH, SCOTT HAMPTON, GENE HA and others

Cover by JIM APARO

RESOLICIT • On sale JULY 17 • 480 pg, FC, $39.99 US

These tales from legendary writer Archie Goodwin include the entire Manhunter saga. Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #437-443, DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE ‘95 #11, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES and stories from BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and 4.

Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

 

BATGIRL/ROBIN YEAR ONE TP

Written by CHUCK DIXON and SCOTT BEATTY

Art by MARCOS MARTIN, ALVARO LOPEZ, JAVIER PULIDO and ROBERT CAMPANELLA

Cover by MARCOS MARTIN and JAVIER PULIDO

On sale JUNE 19 • 424 pg, FC, $24.99 US

For the first time in one trade paperback, it’s the year one tales of both Robin and Batgirl, from BATGIRL YEAR ONE #1-9 and ROBIN YEAR ONE #1-4. See what happens when Robin dons his costume for the first time, then learn how Barbara Gordon transformed from ordinary citizen to costumed super heroine.

 

STORMWATCH VOL. 1 TP

Written by WARREN ELLIS

Art by TOM RANEY, JIM LEE, PETE WOODS and others

Cover by JIM LEE

On sale JUNE 12 • 296 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Don’t miss this new collection of Warren Ellis’s STORMWATCH epics from issues #37-47, as The Weatherman transforms the team into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike force. Starring Jack Hawksmoor, Battalion, Jenny Sparks, Apollo, Midnighter, Rose Tattoo and more!

 

RESURRECTION MAN VOL. 2: A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE TP

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO, ANDRES GUINALDO, JESUS SAIZ, RAMON BACHS and JAVIER PINA

Cover by FRANCISCO FRANCAVILLA

On sale JUNE 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this volume collecting issues #8-12 and 0 plus SUICIDE SQUAD #9, Mitch Shelley learns that the Suicide Squad want his body as the forces of good and evil battle for the soul of the Resurrection Man.

 

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale JUNE 26 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Superman! Superboy! Supergirl! Krypto the Superdog! The entire Superman family is reimagined here in this energetic all-ages graphic novel. Don’t miss the heroes of Metropolis fighting such foes as Bizarro, Metallo, Lex Luthor and more in these tales from issues #1-6 of the all-ages series!

 

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(SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL. 1 cover by Art Baltazar)