Collected Editions Group Solicits (June 2014)

Collected Editions Group Solicits (June 2014)

By Clark Bull Monday, March 17th, 2014

 

BATMAN: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
Written by BILL FINGER, EDMOND HAMILTON, JOHN BROOME, DENNIS O’NEIL, ARCHIE GOODWIN, STEVE ENGLEHART, MIKE W. BARR, DOUG MOENCH, GREG RUCKA, CHUCK DIXON, PAUL DINI, SCOTT SNYDER and others
Art by BOB KANE, DICK SPRANG, CARMINE INFANTINO, NEAL ADAMS, ALEX TOTH, MARSHALL ROGERS, FRANK MILLER, MICHAEL GOLDEN, ALAN DAVIS, JIM APARO, J.H. WILLIAMS III, GREG CAPULLO and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Retrosolicit • On sale JULY 16 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US
This amazing Batman best-of collection includes stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1!

THE JOKER: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
Written by BILL FINGER, DENNIS O’NEIL, STEVE ENGLEHART, JOHN BYRNE, J.M. DeMATTEIS, CHUCK DIXON, GREG RUCKA, PAUL DINI, TONY S. DANIELS, SCOTT SNYDER and others
Art by BOB KANE, JERRY ROBINSON, JACK BURNLEY, DICK SPRANG, NEAL ADAMS, MARSHALL ROGERS, JOHN BYRNE, JIM APARO, JOE STATON, BRIAN STELFREEZE, TONY S. DANIEL, GREG CAPULLO and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Retrosolicit • On sale JULY 16 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US
It’s the best of the Clown Prince of Crime in this new title featuring stories from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66.

BATMAN UNWRAPPED: THE COURT OF OWLS HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale AUGUST 6 • 256 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $39.99 US
The critically acclaimed first volume of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman saga is collected in a special edition presenting the art in pencils-only form! Collects issues #1-11 of BATMAN, introducing Gotham City’s deadly Court of Owls.

BATMAN – THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 3: MAD TP
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and SZYMON KUDRANSKI
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale JULY 30 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new collection of issues #16-21 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAL #1, Batman’s detective skills are put to the test as the Mad Hatter begins kidnapping Gotham City citizens for an unknown purpose.

NIGHTWING VOL. 4: SECOND CITY TP
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND and WILL CONRAD
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale JULY 9 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
After The Joker’s attack on the Bat-family, Nightwing finds himself in a new city with an unlikely ally, The Prankster. Together they are hunted by the mysterious Mask Killer while Dick tries to find the man who killed his parents, Tony Zullo. Collects NIGHTWING #19-24.

BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 4: THE CRUELEST CUT TP
Written by CHRISTY MARX and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by ROMANO MOLENAAR, VICENTE CIFUENTES, JONATHAN GLAPION and MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
On sale JULY 16 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The traitor in the Birds of Prey shows her face in these stories from issues #18-24 and 26 and TALON #9. And both Basilisk and the Court of Owls come back from team members’ pasts to haunt the Birds!

BATWING VOL. 4: WELCOME TO THE FAMILY TP
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA, JULIO FERREIRA and JULIUS GOPEZ
Cover by KEN LASHLEY • On sale JULY 30 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Once a member of Batman, Incorporated, Batwing has quit. A new, different hero has emerged in his place...but will his actions do more harm than good? And what is his connection to Bruce Wayne and Gotham City? Collecting BATWING #19-26!

TALON VOL. 2: FALL OF THE OWLS TP
Written by JAMES TYNION IV and CHRISTY MARX
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, SZYMON KUDRANSKI, EMANUEL SIMEONI, ROMANO MOLENAAR
Cover by KEN HUNT
On sale JULY 9 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In this volume collecting TALON #8-17 and BIRDS OF PREY #21, Calvin Rose must sneak into Bane’s personal island fortress of Santa Prisca to capture scientist Sebastian Clark and uncover the truth about Bane’s ongoing experiments on the island.

TEEN TITANS VOL. 4: LIGHT AND DARK TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by EDDY BARROWS, PATRICK
ZIRCHER, ROBSON ROCHA and others
Cover by EDDY BARROWS and EBER FERREIRA
On sale JULY 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The demon Trigon triumphs over the Teen Titans in these tales from issues #18-23! As he begins to turn Manhattan into a staging ground for a demonic takeover of the planet, the Titans must mend their own alliance if they’re going to stand a chance against this demonic villain!

GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 4: REBUILD TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, VAN JENSEN, CHARLES SOULE and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by BERNARD CHANG, BILLY TAN, VICTOR DRUJINIU, IVAN FERNANDEZ, ALLAN JEFFERSON, ALESSANDRO VITTI, BRAD WALKER and others
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale JULY 2 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The Guardians are dead, leaving the Corps to fend for itself. Now, it’s up to John Stewart to train a group of rookies with deadly foes hot on their tails and rings that aren’t functioning properly. And there’s an ancient evil lurking at the edge of the universe that threatens to extinguish their lives forever! This new title collects GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21-27 and ANNUAL #2.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 3: LOVE AND DEATH TP
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by AARON KUDER, ANDREI BRESSAN, ANDRES GUINALDO and others
Cover by AARON KUDER
On sale JULY 2 • 288 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new title collecting issues #0 and 13-20 of the hit series, Kyle Rayner and his fellow Lanterns must join forces to beat back “The Third Army” and survive “The Wrath of the First Lantern!” Green Lantern Kyle Rayner must master the emotional spectrum to stand a chance against The Third Army. But even then, a more dangerous threat lurks in the shadows: The First Lantern!

THE FLASH VOL. 4: REVERSE HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, TOM NGUYEN and SCOTT HEPBURN
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 13 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this new hardcover, a mysterious and powerful Speed-Force killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake, and only Barry has the power to stop him. But when the killer stays one step ahead of him, Barry finds himself face to face with the Teen Titans and Kid Flash for the first time, which leads to a confrontation with the Reverse Flash! Don’t miss these stories from THE FLASH #20-25, and #23.3: REVERSE FLASH!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1: WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and MATT KINDT
Art by DAVID FINCH, SCOTT CLARK, BRETT BOOTH and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale JULY 9 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest Super Heroes—they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Find out in this collection of the first five issues of the new series as the team takes on the Secret Society of Super-Villains!

SUPERMAN VOL. 4: PSI-WAR HC
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FRANK HANNAH
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT, AARON KUDER, TYLER KIRKHAM, ROBSON ROCHA, EDDY BARROWS, DANIEL HDR, GERALDO BORGES, JESUS MERINO, DAN JURGENS, TOM DERENICK and others
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale AUGUST 6 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this new hardcover collecting SUPERMAN #18-24 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2, the Queen of H.I.V.E. has placed Hector Hammond’s thoughts deep in Superman’s mind in an effort to control the Man of Steel. But the merging of Hammond and the Superman’s minds brings about vivid hallucinations that cause Superman to experience different realities – and view longtime allies as deadly threats! Guest starring Orion and Wonder Woman!

SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 3: AT THE END OF DAYS TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON and SHOLLY FISCH
Art by RAGS MORALES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, BRAD WALKER, CHRIS SPROUSE and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale JULY 23 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these stories from ACTION COMICS #13-18, the Multitude returns, and Superman must face them on Mars! Then, the Man of Steel is on trial – and the jury is the Anti-Superman Army!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE VOL. 1: BREACH TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, ANDREW KREISBERG and STERLING GATES
Art by PETE WOODS and others
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and ROB HUNTER
On sale JULY 23 • 232 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The most unlikely member of the Justice League of America ever stars in his own title collecting issues #1-10 of his series! Vibe discovers he’s one of the most powerful individuals on Earth – but how did he get his abilities? And why does the JLA want him on the team?

GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by KEVIN SMITH
Art by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS
Cover by MATT WAGNER
On sale AUGUST 13 • 360 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US
Kevin Smith’s acclaimed run on GREEN ARROW is collected in a Deluxe Edition hardcover. In these tales from issues #1-15, Green Arrow is back from the dead, leading the Dark Knight to investigate his mysterious return, while a silent killer targets costumed vigilantes...

CINDER AND ASHE TP
Written by GERRY CONWAY
Art and cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
On sale JULY 2 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Cinder and Ashe are a team of private investigators – one, a veteran of the Vietnam war; the other, the daughter of another U.S. soldier and a native Vietnamese woman. They’ve been hired to find a kidnapped girl – but as they travel across the U.S. on her trail, their own traumatic pasts come back to haunt them. Collecting the four-issue miniseries for the first time!

BRIGHTEST DAY OMNIBUS HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by IVAN REIS, PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK, JOE PRADO and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale AUGUST 20 • 696 pg, FC, 7.25” x 10.875”, $75.00 US
In this follow-up to BLACKEST NIGHT, twelve heroes and villains were resurrected by a white light expelled deep within the center of the earth. Now, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Jade, Osiris, Hawk, Captain Boomerang and Zoom must discover the mysterious reason behind their return and uncover the secret that binds them all in this massive hardcover collecting issues #0-24 of the hit series!

SUPERGIRL VOL. 4: OUT OF THE PAST TP
Written by MICHAEL ALAN NELSON, SCOTT LOBDELL, JUSTIN JORDAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by DIOGENES NEVES, YILDIRAY CINAR and others
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale JULY 16 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Supergirl’s world has been shattered! Kara searches the stars for a new home, only to encounter one of Superman’s deadliest enemies in his
New 52 debut: Cyborg Superman! Collects SUPERGIRL #21-26, ACTION COMICS #23.1: CYBORG SUPERMAN and SUPERMAN #25!

SUPERBOY VOL. 4: BLOOD AND STEEL TP
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN, FRANK HANNAH and MARV WOLFMAN
Art by R.B. SILVA, ROBSON ROCHA, MARCUS TO, ED BENES, ANDRES GUINALDO and others
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale JULY 2 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The Teen of Steel decides it’s time to become more proactive in his battle against evil, and the H.I.V.E. agency is the perfect place to start! But as Superboy and the Teen Titans get closer to these lethal enemies, they’ll find secrets and revelations darker than they ever could have imagined. Collects SUPERBOY #20-27.

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 4 HC
Written by KAREN TRAVISS
Art by CHRISIAN DUCE, FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, TONY SHASTEEN, BEN LOBEL and others
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
On sale AUGUST 20 • 168 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The prequel to the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City concludes with these tales from issues #16-20. The mysterious new villain known as the Bookbinder has corrupted Gotham City’s food supply, leaving the Dark Knight in a race against time to uncover the identity of this threat to his city!

BATMAN – BRUCE WAYNE: FUGITIVE TP NEW EDITION
Written by ED BRUBAKER, GEOFF JOHNS, GREG RUCKA and others
Art by SEAN PHILLIPS, SCOTT McDANIEL, and others
Cover by SCOTT McDANIEL
On sale JULY 9 • 432 pg, FC, $29.99 US
Indicted for killing Vesper Fairchild, Bruce Wayne is sent to prison...only to escape, launching a citywide manhunt. This new, single-volume edition includes BATMAN #603-607, DETECTIVE COMICS #768-775, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #29-32 and BATGIRL #29 and 33.

BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM VOL. 2 TP
Written by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 30 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
The acclaimed all-ages series returns with this title collecting issues #7-12! In the second half of our calendar of small events, the Bat-Family takes on new challenges, like sea monsters, vacations, comic conventions and pirates. But things get really interesting when they get together at a few family reunions!

AME-COMI GIRLS VOL. 2: RISE OF THE BRAINIAC TP
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO FRANCISCO, SANTI CASAS, DEREC DONOVAN and HORACIO DOMINGUES
Cover by EDUARDO FRANCISCO
On sale JULY 30 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from issues #1-5 of the digital-first series, the heroines must unite to stop an invasion by the female Brainiac, who is aided by Duela Dent, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Harley Quinn!

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: HAUNTED KNIGHT HC
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art and cover by TIM SALE
Advance solicit • On sale OCTOBER 29 • 336 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US
In this new Absolute edition by the team of writer Jeph Loeb and artist Tim Sale, Batman faces off against his most demented and wicked foes. Taking place on the most evil of holidays, Halloween, the Dark Knight confronts his deepest fears as he tries to stop the madness and horror created by Scarecrow, the Mad Hatter, the Penguin, Poison Ivy and The Joker. This slipcased hardcover collects BATMAN: MADNESS #1, BATMAN: GHOSTS #1, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1 and CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #1-6!

HARLAN ELLISON’S® 7 AGAINST CHAOS TP
Written by HARLAN ELLISON
Art and cover by PAUL CHADWICK with coloring by KEN STEACY
On sale JULY 2 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Harlan Ellison, science fiction’s brightest luminary, has joined forces with multi-award-winning artist Paul Chadwick, creator of Concrete, and colorist Ken Steacy, to bring you 7 AGAINST CHAOS, a graphic novel that is singular, powerful and unpredictable. This extraordinary odyssey of mystery and adventure will take you to the rim of reality and beyond. In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself is unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth’s survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?

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