Collected Editions Group Solicits (May/June 2015)

Collected Editions Group Solicits (May/June 2015)

By Clark Bull Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 6: THE HUNT FOR ROBIN HC
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by ANDY KUBERT, PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale JUNE 24 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
After losing his son Damian – a.k.a. Robin – Batman has finally found peace with his death. Damian’s grandfather, Ra’s al Ghul, has not, however. In order to resurrect Robin, he’s stolen the body – and now Batman will stop at nothing to reclaim him. Don’t miss these stories from BATMAN AND ROBIN #29-34 and ROBIN RISES: OMEGA #1!

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5: GOTHTOPIA TP
Written by JOHN LAYMAN, BRAD MELTZER, GREGG HURWITZ, PETER J. TOMASI, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, MIKE W. BARR, SCOTT SNYDER and others
Art by JASON FABOK, AARON LOPRESTI, ART THIBERT, BRYAN HITCH, NEAL ADAMS, IAN BERTRAM, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, GUILLEM MARCH, SEAN MURPHY and others
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale MAY 20 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Who – or what – created this twisted vision of the Dark Knight’s hometown? As far as anyone knows, Gotham City is and always has been a crime-free utopia, patrolled by the white-clad Batman and his sidekick Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catbird. Don’t miss the strange adventure from DETECTIVE COMICS #25-29, including the amazing DETECTIVE COMICS #27!

BATGIRL VOL. 5: DEADLINE TP
Written by GAIL SIMONE and MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by ROBERT GILL, FERNANDO PASARIN and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale MAY 27 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US
It’s a hazardous reunion between Batgirl and the former Court of Owls assassin Strix as they face off against the lethal new threat known as Silver – the man who knows the secret of Gotham City’s conspiracy of bats! Collects BATGIRL #27-34, ANNUAL #2 and BATGIRL: FUTURES END #1.

BATMAN: ARKHAM – THE RIDDLER TP
Written by GARDNER FOX, PAUL DINI, SCOTT SNYDER and others
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, GREG CAPULLO and others
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale MAY 13 • 296 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The Riddler’s greatest hits are collected in stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #140, #142, #377, #822, #837, BATMAN #171, #179, #292, #317, #362, BATMAN #23.2: THE RIDDLER, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #183, JOKER’S ASYLUM II: THE RIDDLER #1 and LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #2!

BATMAN/SUPERMAN VOL. 2: GAME OVER TP
Written by GREG PAK and PAUL LEVITZ
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND, JAE LEE, KENNETH ROCAFORT, PHILIP TAN, R.B. SILVA and others
Cover by JAE LEE
On sale MAY 6 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Issues #5-9 of the hit series are collected, along with BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 and WORLDS’ FINEST #20-21 – the “First Contact” crossover epic! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel uncover the Toymaster’s plot to create a secret, potentially deadly element in his new video game that brings to life characters created by players. And these new beings have only one goal: To kill Batman. Guest-starring the Worlds’ Finest duo of Power Girl and Huntress.

EARTH 2: WORLD’S END VOL. 1 TP
Written by DANIEL H. WILSON, MARGUERITE BENNETT and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by various
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and JAIME MENDOZA
On sale MAY 13 • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US
The first volume collecting issues #1-11 of the hit weekly series delves into the world of Earth-2 – a world that saw its greatest heroes die and new ones take their place. A world where Superman became its greatest villain, and a man named Zod seeks to save it, along with Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and other heroes. A world they can only save from the forces of Apokolips through great personal sacrifice!

FOREVER EVIL TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale MAY 13 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The Justice League is dead! And the villains shall inherit the Earth! In this
new title collecting the seven-issue miniseries FOREVER EVIL, the Crime
Syndicate takes over the DC Universe, and no one can stand in the way
of them and their quest for complete world domination – no one except
Lex Luthor!

GREEN LANTERN VOL. 5: TEST OF WILLS TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and VAN JENSEN
Art by BILLY TAN, DALE EAGLESHAM, BERNARD CHANG and others
Cover by BILLY TAN
On sale MAY 13 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US
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? Collects GREEN LANTERN #27-34 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS #31-33!

THE FLASH VOL. 6: OUT OF TIME HC
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and  VAN JENSEN
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND, RON FRENZ and LIVESAY
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and  NORM RAPMUND
On sale JUNE 17 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from THE FLASH #30-35, THE FLASH ANNUAL #3 and THE FLASH: FUTURES END #1, the fastest man alive is a broken man. His powers have failed him time and again at great cost to him and the city he has sworn to protect. Now he’s coming back to the current time to stop the one event that destroyed his life. And in the present, Barry Allen must contend with thieves trying to capitalize on the devastation of FOREVER EVIL. It’s a tale of two timelines that ushers in one of The New 52’s most anticipated character debuts!

SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOL. 6: SUPERDOOM HC
Written by GREG PAK
Art by AARON KUDER, KEN LASHLEY, JULIUS GOPEZ, JED DOUGHERTY, KARL KERSCHL, RAFA SANDOVAL, SCOTT KOLINS and others
Cover by AARON KUDER
On sale JUNE 10 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these chapters of the smash “Doomed” storyline, Doomsday returns from the Phantom Zone with his sights set on the Man of Steel. Wherever Doomsday goes, death follows, and Superman is forced to do the unthinkable: kill Doomsday. But when the creature explodes into a plume of vapor which Superman inhales, the true battle begins! Collects Action Comics #30-35 and Action Comics Annual #3.

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT VOL. 1 TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by Viktor Bogdanovic, Ig Guara, Art Thibert, Julio Ferreira, & others.
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale MAY 27 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the first four issues of the new series that’s an in-continuity prequel comic set prior to the events of the brand-new video game Batman: Arkham Knight! The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But can even death keep The Joker from tormenting the Dark Knight?

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 4 TP
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON, CHARLES SOULE, JIM KRUEGER, MIKE W. BARR and others
Art by WES CRAIG, DENNIS CALERO, DEXTER SOY, TOM RANEY and others
Cover by DAVID WILLIAMS
On sale MAY 27 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US
n these stories from LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #2-3, Batman battles The Riddler and Clayface. Plus, young Bruce Wayne discovers a cave that will affect his entire life.

JLA VOL. 7 TP
Written by JOE KELLY, RICK VEITCH
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, TOM NGUYEN, DARRYL BANKS, DUNCAN ROULEAU, CHRISCROSS and others
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and TOM NGUYEN
On sale MAY 20 • 416 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The JLA must make a gut-wrenching decision: to maintain neutrality in a galactic conflict with their old foe Kanjar Ro or interfere in foreign politics by conducting a preemptive strike of its own. Plus, a standoff between federal authorities and a metahuman settlement leads to trouble! Collects JLA #77-93.

JSA OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PAUL LEVITZ, ALEX ROSS, JERRY ORDWAY and others
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM, GEORGE PEREZ, RAGS MORALES, JERRY ORDWAY, ALEX ROSS and others
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JUNE 24 • 1,248 pg, FC, $125.00 US
This final, mammoth collection of Geoff Johns’s JSA run includes JSA #76-87, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1-28, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #8-10, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA ANNUAL #1, JSA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: SUPERMAN #1, JSA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: MAGOG #1 and JSA KINGDOM COME SPECIAL: THE KINGDOM #1.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 VOL. 6: ALIEN TP
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by EDGAR SALAZAR and BENI LOBEL
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale MAY 6 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
A murder in Gotham City sends Martian Manhunter on a quest to confront his past, while Tess Mercer is faced with the ultimate question. Plus, John Constantine gets involved in Zatanna’s business and more. Collects Smallville Season 11 Special #3 and SMALLVILLE SEASON 11: ALIEN #1-4.

BATMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 2 TP
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT
Art and cover by MIKE PAROBECK and RICK BURCHETT
On sale MAY 27 • 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Inspired by Batman: The Animated Series, these stories from BATMAN ADVENTURES #11-20 feature The Joker, Batgirl, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Man-Bat, Scarecrow and more! This volume includes the story “Batgirl: Day One,” featuring the very first comics appearance of Harley Quinn!

 

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