Collected Editions Group Solicits (August 2014)
BATMAN 75TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION
Written by FRANK MILLER, JEPH LOEB and SCOTT SNYDER
Art by FRANK MILLER, KLAUS JANSON,
JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Advance solicit • On sale October 1 • FC, $49.99 US
Celebrate Batman’s 75th Anniversary with this spectacular slipcase collection featuring the classic trade paperbacks of three of his greatest epics: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, written by Frank Miller with art by Miller and Klaus Janson, BATMAN: HUSH, written by Jeph Loeb with art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, and BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, written by Scott Snyder with art by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion!
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM 25TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITON HC AND TP NEW EDITION
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by DAVE McKEAN
Both on sale OCTOBER 29 • 224 pg, FC, MATURE READERS
HC: 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US
TP: 6.625” x 10.1875”, $19.99 US
One of the greatest Batman stories ever told, BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM is celebrated in this 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, offered simultaneously as both a Deluxe Edition hardcover and a new edition trade paperback at DC’s standard trim with a new cover by Dave McKean!
The inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over and are demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to endure the personal hells of The Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight’s must face down both his most dangerous foes and his inner demons.
DC COMICS: ZERO YEAR HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JOHN LAYMAN, MARGUERITE BENNETT, JUSTIN GRAY, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, MARC ANDREYKO, CHRISTY MARX, FRANCIS MANAPUL, BRIAN BUCCELLATO, JEFF LEMIRE, ROBERT VENDITTI, VAN JENSEN, KYLE HIGGINS, JAMES TYNION IV and GREG PAK
Art by GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI, JASON FABOK, AARON LOPRESTI, TREVOR McCARTHY, CHRIS SPROUSE, ANDREA SORRENTINO, AARON KUDER and others
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 448 pg, FC, $34.99 US
Six years ago, Gotham City weathered its greatest test as The Riddler shut down all power days before a terrifying superstorm! But the Dark Knight isn’t the only hero to surface during this moment in time known as the ZERO YEAR! Journey back to the Zero Year to see the early tales of heroes and heroines such as Nightwing, Green Arrow, Batgirl, Superman, Birds of Prey, Catwoman and more! Collects Batman #24-25, Detective Comics #25, Batgirl #25, Batwing #25, Batwoman #25, Birds of Prey #25, Catwoman #25, THE Flash #25, Green Arrow #25, Green Lantern Corps #25, Nightwing #25, Red Hood and The Outlaws #25 and Action Comics #25.
BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Before the Batcave and Robin, The Joker and the Batmobile, there was ZERO YEAR. The Riddler has plunged Gotham City into darkness. How will a young Dark Knight bring his beloved hometown from the brink of chaos and madness and back into the light? This final ZERO YEAR volume collects BATMAN #25-27 and 29-33.
GREEN LANTERN VOL. 5 HC: TEST OF WILLS
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by PHILIP TAN, DALE EAGLESHAM, BERNARD CHANG, MARTIN COCCOLO and others
Cover by BILLY TAN
On sale OCTOBER 29 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Hal Jordan, the greatest Green Lantern in the history of the Corps, has lost everything. Friends have died, Oa has been destroyed, and now he must say goodbye to Earth! As war threatens to dismantle the Green Lantern Corps, Hal does the unthinkable: He asks for help. Can he and a handpicked team of Lanterns remove a deadly weapon from the enemy’s arsenal, or will they be dealt their first defeat? Collects GREEN LANTERN #27-34 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31-33!
EARTH 2 VOL. 4: THE DARK AGE HC
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT, ROBSON ROCHA, OCLAIR ALBERT, BARRY KITSON and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale OCTOBER 8 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Once thought dead, Superman now returns to Earth to do the destructive bidding of Darkseid in these stories from issues #17-20 and EARTH 2 ANNUAL #2! The Wonders of Earth 2 have struggled to keep the forces of Brutal and Darkseid at bay. But now, with the return of Superman, they can no longer stand up to the wake of destruction he brings. And with the emergence of a new and mysterious Batman comes the hope that he may know how to defeat the rogue Man of Steel before Earth 2 is destroyed.
HARLEY QUINN VOL. 1: HOT IN THE CITY HC
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by AMANDA CONNER, CHAD HARDIN, STEPHANE ROUX and others
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The sensational series that gave Harley Quinn her own New 52 spotlight is collected in hardcover for the first time, from the star-studded #0 issue to issue #8! Don’t miss Harley’s big move to Coney Island as she becomes a roller derby queen – all while she carries on in her criminal career!
FOREVER EVIL: ARKHAM WAR TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by SCOTT EATON, JAIME MENDOZA and GRAHAM NOLAN
Cover by SCOT EATON
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 200 pg, FC • $16.99 US
Madness and mayhem hit the streets as Arkham Asylum and Blackgate Prison both unleash their prisoners on the citizens of Gotham City. And with no Dark Knight to protect the city, what horrors will follow? Arkham and Blackgate face off in this 6-issue miniseries featuring Scarecrow, The Penguin, Bane, Killer Croc, and more. Also includes BATMAN #23.4: BANE and FOREVER EVIL AFTERMATH: BATMAN VS. BANE #1.
FOREVER EVIL: A.R.G.U.S. TP
Written by STERLING GATES
Art by PHILIP TAN, NEIL EDWARDS, JAVIER PINA and others
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 144 pg, FC • $14.99 US
In this action-packed epic collected from the 6-issue miniseries tying into FOREVER EVIL, the villains have killed the Justice League and decimated A.R.G.U.S.’s headquarters! Only Steve Trevor and the surviving A.R.G.U.S. agents can pick up the pieces and save the civilian populace from unthinkable evil!
FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION TP
Written by BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, SCOTT HEPBURN and ANDRE COEHLO
Cover by SCOTT HEPBURN
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 160 pg, FC • $16.99 US
The Rogues call no man boss, but the threat of the Crime Syndicate isn’t leaving them much choice! Will they fall in line, or refuse and risk certain death? How can the Rogues take on the Crime Syndicate together? Collected from the 6-issue miniseries, plus THE FLASH #23.1: ROGUES.
FOREVER EVIL: BLIGHT TP
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and RAY FAWKES
Art by MIKEL JANIN, VICENTE CIFUENTES, GUILLERMO ORTEGO, JORDI TARRAGONA, DAN JURGENS, FERNANDO BLANCO, ACO, DIEGO OLMOS, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, BENI LOBEL, FRANCIS PORTELA and STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 400 pg, FC • $24.99 US
After a battle between the three Justice Leagues, the heroes of the DC Universe have all gone missing! With the unspeakable evil known as Blight unleashed upon the world, it’s up to the Justice League Dark, Swamp Thing, Pandora and the Phantom Stranger to try and stop them from destroying everything around them. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #24-29, TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER #14-17, CONSTANTINE #9-12, TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #6-9.
WONDER WOMAN VOL. 5: FLESH HC
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by CLIFF CHIANG, ACO, GORAN SUDZUKA and JOSE MARZAN JR.
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale OCTOBER 1 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Wonder Woman’s life is changed forever when she is called on to take the place of War on Olympus! In these stories from issue WONDER WOMAN #24-29 and WONDER WOMAN #23.2 FIRST BORN, Diana must decide if the path set out for her is one she wants to take. But there’s no time for Wonder Woman to fully comprehend the fallout as her family gathers to prepare for an assault on Olympus!
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 4: THE GRID TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by IVAN REIS, JOE PRADO, JESUS SAIZ,
ZANDER CANNON, GENE HA, ANDRES GUINALDO and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 10 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
These amazing tales from JUSTICE LEAGUE #18-20 and 22-23 lead into “Trinity War,” and spotlight Cyborg, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman! Plus: Learn the secret behind Pandora’s Box!
BATWOMAN VOL. 4: THIS BLOOD IS THICK TP
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by TREVOR McCARTHY and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale SEPTEMBER 3 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
After taking down Medusa, Batwoman is caught in the crossfire between Batman and the D.E.O. in these stories from issues #18-24! The organization has their sights set on the Dark Knight and could be using Batwoman to capture him. But is Batman the true threat?
MARTIAN MANHUNTER: RINGS OF SATURN TP
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER
Art by TOM MANDRAKE, BRYAN HITCH, PHIL WINSLADE and PAUL NEARY
Cover by TOM MANDRAKE
On sale SEPTEMBER 3 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these tales from 1998’s MARTIAN MANHUNTER #10-17 and issue #1,000,000, after suffering colossal injuries at the hands of Malefic, the Martian Manhunter has returned to Mars in an attempt to heal himself. But while he’s away, Saturnian ships arrive to reclaim Jemm, Son of Saturn!
BATMAN ‘66 VOL. 2 HC
Written by JEFF PARKER, TOM PEYER
Art by TY TEMPLETON, TED NAIFEH, CRAIG ROUSSEAU, CHRIS SPROUSE, KARL STORY, RUBEN PROCOPIO, DEREC DONOVAN, CHRISTOPHER JONES, DAVID WILLIAMS and JOELLE JONES
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale OCTOBER 15 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Return to the swingin’ 60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form. In this volume of tales pulled from issues #6-10 of the digital first series, King Tut returns to Gotham City to challenge the Dynamic Duo with his most far-reaching plan yet to rule the modern Thebes known as Gotham City! Plus, Batman and Robin meet the Bookworm and face off with False Face and more!
BATMAN: GORDON OF GOTHAM TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, CHUCK DIXON
Art by DICK GIORDANO, KLAUS JANSON, JIM APARO and BILL SIENKIEWICZ Cover by KLAUS JANSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 3 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Jim Gordon, Gotham City’s top cop, stars in this new collection of crime stories from the 1990s that stars the colorful, determined cops of Batman’s home town. Collects BATMAN: GORDON OF GOTHAM #1-4, BATMAN: GCPD #1-4 and BATMAN: GORDON’S LAW #1-4.
HARLEY QUINN: VENGEANCE UNLIMITED TP
Written by A.J. LIEBERMAN
Art by MIKE HUDDLESTON, TROY NIXEY, NATHAN FOX, STEVE YEOWELL and CHARLIE ADLARD
Cover by MIKE HUDDLESTON and TROY NIXEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 24 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In issues #26-38 of her previous series, Harley attempts to balance psychiatry and her criminal activities – until she’s suspected of murdering a police officer! Plus, Harley gains super powers!
JLA: EARTH 2 NEW EDITION TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale SEPTEMBER 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The legendary Crime Syndicate of Amerika stars in this new edition of this unforgettable tale, with a new cover by artist Frank Quitely! Nothing has ever seriously threatened the global corruption they proudly enforce, but now a twisted mirror image of the CSA has arrived from the flip side of reality. Can anything stop this so-called “Justice League,” or will the perfect evil of the Earth 2 fall victim to the tyranny of law, virtue and freedom.
TOE TAGS FEATURING GEORGE ROMERO TP
Written by GEORGE ROMERO
Art by TOMMY CASTILLO and RODNEY RAMOS
Cover by BERNIE WRIGHTSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
The 6-issue horror miniseries by writer/director George Romero is collected at last! Overnight, the world has been turned upside down, and zombies rule the day! It’s up to a college professor named Hoffman, his assistant Damien Cross and his girlfriend to find out how and why the undead have taken over.
RONIN DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by FRANK MILLER
Art and cover by FRANK MILLER
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 336 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US
Frank Miller’s 6-issue miniseries RONIN is given the Deluxe Edition treatment! It’s the tale of a 13th Century samurai who is reborn in a futuristic 21st Century New York City with one last chance to regain his honor: he must defeat the reincarnation of his master’s killer, an ancient demon called Agat. This breathtaking Deluxe Edition includes rarely seen promotional art, fold-out pages and more special features.
NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 1 TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ and DICK GIORDANO
On sale SEPTEMBER 17 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
These tales from DC COMICS PRESENTS #26 and NEW TEEN TITANS #1-8 introduced the super team sensation starring Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, Robin and more! Don’t miss their battles against Deathstroke, Dr. Light, Trigon and more, with an appearance by the Justice League of America!
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE CURSE TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by KEITH GIFFEN, LARRY MAHLSTEDT and others
Cover by VARIOUS
On sale SEPTEMBER 10 • 544 pg, FC, $29.99 US
It’s a new helping of 1980s Legion epics from LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #297-313 and ANNUAL #2-3, including the return of the seemingly dead Invisible Kid, the showdown between the heroic Lightning Lad and the evil Lightning Lord and more.
BATMAN ESSENTIALS: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS SPECIAL EDITION #1
Written by FRANK MILLER
Art and cover by FRANK MILLER and KLAUS JANSON
On sale AUGUST 6 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US
Batman’s 75th anniversary is here, and to celebrate, DC Entertainment is offering a series of promotionally priced specials that capture the Dark Knight’s greatest moments! Frank Miller’s all-time classic adventure kicks things off, with this excerpt from the original DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1!