Collected Editions Group Solicits (June/July 2015)

Collected Editions Group Solicits (June/July 2015)

By Clark Bull Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

BLACK CANARY AND ZATANNA: BLOODSPELL TP
Written by PAUL DINI
Art and cover by JOE QUINONES
On sale JUNE 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Two of the DC Universe’s brightest stars join forces in this original graphic novel, now in trade paperback!
A year ago, Black Canary infiltrated a gang of female criminals set to pull a dangerous heist at a Las Vegas casino. Its leader was skilled in hand-to-hand combat and had more than a passing interest in black magic. Rather than be captured by Canary or the law, she went to her death, vowing to get revenge on Canary! Now, one year later, death stalks those gang members, and Canary must turn to her friend Zatanna to help investigate.
This title also includes a special sketchbook section.

AQUAMAN VOL. 6: MAELSTROM HC
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by PAUL PELLETIER, SEAN PARSONS, NETHO DIAZ and others
Cover by PAUL PELLETIER and SEAN PARSONS
On sale JULY 1 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The ruthless Chimera – a new villain with links to Aquaman’s past – has arrived to destroy the King of the Seven Seas, and Arthur may not be powerful enough to stop him! Meanwhile, with threat after threat demanding his attention, it’s fallen to Mera to hold Atlantis together, even if most of the city wants her dead! The conspirators hiding in the shadows of the city’s darkest reaches can’t hide forever – but can Mera get to them before Atlantis comes apart? Find out in these tales from AQUAMAN #32-40 and stories from SECRET ORIGINS #2 and 5!

AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS VOL. 2: ALIGNMENT EARTH TP
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by LAN MEDINA and ALLEN MARTINEZ
Cover by IVAN REIS
On sale JUNE 24 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
When the secrets of their pasts are used against them, can the Others keep their tenuous union intact? In facing deadly villains like the KGBeast, the King of Atlantis and his allies may not live to ask that question! Collects issues #6-11, plus AQUAMAN: FUTURES END #1 and AQUAMAN AND THE OTHERS: FUTURES END #1.

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 5: THE BIG BURN TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, GUILLEM MARCH, MICK GRAY and others
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale JUNE 24 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The origin of Two-Face begins as Batman finds himself in the crossfire of a war between Two-Face and mobster Erin McKillen! Don’t miss these explosive tales from BATMAN AND TWO-FACE #24-28 and BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #2.

DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: GODS OF WAR TP
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
On sale JUNE 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from issues #1-6 of the hot new series, Slade Wilson’s entire life is turned upside down after he learns that his involvement in a top-secret mission was wiped from his memory. Now, a new, mysterious enemy known as Odysseus has targeted Deathstroke and everyone involved in the decade-old mission. But Slade’s journey into his past takes an unexpected turn, leading him to Gotham City – and into conflict with both Batman and Harley Quinn!

INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE VOL. 1: PLANET OF THE HUMANS TP
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and DAN DIDIO
Art by KEITH GIFFEN, SCOTT KOBLISH, TOM GRUMMETT, SCOTT HANNA, JIM STARLIN, ROB HUNTER and others
Cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
On sale JUNE 24 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Four of the best students from New Genesis arrive on Earth to study and aid in the advancement of humanity – but they soon discover a darker purpose to their mission: a threat so great that it may bring the Multiverse itself to its knees! In these stories from issues #1-9 and INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE: FUTURES END #1, the only thing that stands between them and total destruction is the mysterious entity known as the Infinity Man!

GOTHAM ACADEMY VOL. 1 TP
Written by BECKY CLOONAN and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale JUNE 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Gotham City’s most prestigious prep school is a very strange place. It’s got a spooky campus, oddball teachers, and rich benefactors always dropping by...like that weirdo Bruce Wayne. But nothing is as strange as the students! Like, what’s up with Olive Silverlock? Is she crazy or what? Where did she go last summer? And what’s the deal with her creepy mom? And how come that freshman Maps is always following her around? And is she still going out with Kyle? P.S. Did you hear the rumor about the ghost in the North Hall?! It’s all here in these tales from issues #1-6 of the new series!

GRAYSON VOL. 1: AGENTS OF SPYRAL HC
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art by MIKEL JANIN and STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale JUNE 3 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this title collecting the start of his new hit series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You may think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick! As he digs into the mysterious organization known as SPYRAL and learns more about his new partner, Helena Bertinelli, how can Dick keep track of all the lies? Or will he fall apart once he can no longer tell fact from fiction? Plus: Dick Grayson goes toe-to-toe with the Midnighter! Collects GRAYSON #1-4, a story from SECRET ORIGINS #7 and GRAYSON: FUTRUES END #1.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 6: LOST AND FOUND TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA, GERALDO BORGES and others
Cover by ED BENES
On sale JUNE 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Red Hood and the team deal with the fallout from Kori’s past and learn that an unexpected villain has returned to make things much, much worse for them! Collects RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #32-34, stories from SECRET ORIGINS #2 and 5 and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #2.

SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 5: WHAT LIES BENEATH TP
Written by GREG PAK
Art by AARON KUDER and others
Cover by AARON KUDER
On sale JUNE 10 •160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
These stories from ACTION COMICS #25-29 and SECRET ORIGINS #1 feature a BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in starring a cocky young Superman who must battle the forces of nature to save Gotham City! Then, all hell breaks loose as Superman is caught between an alien menace and the super-powered soldier the U.S. Army has sent to kill it.

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 6: INJUSTICE LEAGUE HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by IVAN REIS, DOUG MAHNKE, SCOTT KOLINS, JASON FABOK and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale JULY 8 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from issues #30-39, heroes quit, villains join and a Justice League roster you’ve never seen before emerges, led by the world’s greatest hero – Lex Luthor?! The violent consequences of FOREVER EVIL must be dealt with as a new and deadly force targets the Justice league. And who knows how the new Power Ring will affect the team? Plus: The Chief and the treacherous Doom Patrol join The New 52 – and they’re out to show the world that their leader is Luthor’s superior in every way!

GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GRANT MORRISON, PETER J. TOMASI and others
Art by MIKE McKONE, IVAN REIS, PHILIP TAN, DOUG MAHNKE, ED BENES and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
On sale JULY 29 • 1,040 pg, FC, $99.99 US
The second massive volume of GREEN LANTERN tales written by best-selling writer Geoff Johns is here, collecting GREEN LANTERN #26-52, BLACKEST NIGHT #0-7, DC UNIVERSE #0, UNTOLD TALES OF BLACKEST NIGHT #1-2 and BLACKEST NIGHT: TALES OF THE CORPS #1-2. In these stories, Hal Jordan and his comrades must face the threat of the Alpha Lanterns, the rage of the Red Lanterns, the rise of the Black Lanterns, and much more!

SWAMP THING VOL. 6: THE SUREEN TP
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by JAVIER PINA and JESUS SAIZ
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale JUNE 3 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Enter the Sureen: an avatar of the Green worshippers who live to serve Swamp Thing. They offer to turn Alec human once more, but what will happen to his almost all-powerful body? He and his companion Capucine must travel to India to find the answers...and to get there, they’ll need help from Vandal Savage! Collects SWAMP THING #28-34, plus pages from AQUAMAN #31.

WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 5: HOMEWARD BOUND TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by R.B. SILVA, SCOTT McDANIEL, TYLER KIRKHAM, SCOTT KOLINS and others
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
On sale JUNE 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
When Power Girl and Huntress learn that their home world still exists, the heroines decide to return to the ruins of Earth 2, only to discover they’ve arrived just when they were needed most! Collects WORLDS’ FINEST #22-26 and WORLDS’ FINEST: FUTURES END #1.

BATMAN: GOTHIC DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by KLAUS JANSON
On sale JULY 22 • 144 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US
In this epic from BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #6-10, published here for the first time in hardcover, the Dark Knight Detective must defeat an immortal killer while dealing with a terrifying horror from Bruce Wayne’s youth. While plagued by nightmares about his childhood, Batman investigates the murders of crime bosses in Gotham City. But what will he do when he discovers that the macabre killer is actually the headmaster who tormented Bruce Wayne as a boy?

BATMAN: CATACLYSM TP NEW EDITION
Written by CHUCK DIXON and others
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
On sale JUNE 10 • 464 pg, FC, $29.99 US
This new edition of BATMAN: CATACLYSM includes material never collected before from BATMAN #553-554, DETECTIVE COMICS #719-721, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #73-74, NIGHTWING #19-20, AZRAEL #40, CATWOMAN #56-57, ROBIN #52-53, BATMAN CHRONICLES #12, BLACKGATE: ISLE OF MEN #1, HUNTRESS/SPOILER: BLUNT TRAUMA #1, BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM: TALES OF MADNESS #1.

GREEN ARROW VOL. 3: THE TRIAL OF OLIVER QUEEN TP
Written by MIKE GRELL
Art by ED HANNIGAN, DAN JURGENS, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by ED HANNIGAN and DICK GIORDANO
On sale JUNE 3 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from GREEN ARROW #13-20, Green Arrow relocates to Portland to be with Black Canary. But after helping out a local resident, he finds himself the target of an assassin who wants to bring his own brand of deadly vigilante justice to the city.

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE VOL. 5: THE BLOOD OF GRAYSKULL TP
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by POP MHAN
Cover by STJEPAN SEJIC
On sale JUNE 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
“The Blood of Grayskull” begins in these stories from issues #13-19! As an ancient evil from Eternia’s past returns, Princess Adora must continue on her road to redemption. But when He-Man delivers tragic news, brother and sister must unite against The Horde!

NIGHTWING VOL. 2: ROUGH JUSTICE TP
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art and cover by SCOTT McDANIEL and KARL STORY
On sale JUNE 10 • 296 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these stories from NIGHTWING #9-18 and NIGHTWING ANNUAL #1, Dick Grayson battles Blockbuster, Man-Bat, and the lethal assassin Deathstroke. But neither distance nor time will allow him to escape his past, as Nightwing finds himself once again battling the fear-inducing Scarecrow and working side-by-side with Batman when his mentor pays him an unwelcome visit to check up on him.

THE QUESTION: FALLING IN PLACE TP
Written by RICK VEITCH
Art and cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
On sale JUNE 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the six-issue miniseries! Has the faceless vigilante’s brand of harsh justice sent him off the deep end? Prowling the mean streets of his native Chicago, the trench-coated Question believes he also walks in another world – a strange shamanic space full of shadowy dangers. And when Vic Sage hears the voice of Superman’s home city of Metropolis, he answers the call. Is he crazy? That’s the question.

SECRET SIX VOL. 2 TP
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, DOUG HAZLEWOOD and others
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JUNE 3 • 336 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Join Catman, Scandal, Deadshot and Ragdoll as they hit the road on the run from some of the world’s most dangerous killers! In this new title collecting SECRET SIX #1-14, a contract has been put out on the lives of the Six, but the team has some tricks – and a whole lot of bullets – up their own sleeves! Then, with Batman’s cowl up for grabs, two of the Secret Six decide they should be the new Dark Knight!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: NORM BREYFOGLE HC
Written by JOHN WAGNER, ALAN GRANT and others
Art by NORM BREYFOGLE and others
Cover by NORM BREYFOGLE
On sale JULY 1 • 520 pg, FC, $49.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN ANNUAL #11-12 and DETECTIVE COMICS #579, 582-594 and 601-607, all featuring the art of Norm Breyfogle, the Dark Knight faces the evil of the Ventriloquist and Scarface, the Crime Doctor, the Demon, a horde of Clayfaces and more!


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