Having taken a look at February's titles from DC's New 52, Vertigo and DC Kids lines, it's time to check out what for many readers is the main event of any comic book shipping schedule: the collected editions, which compile and usually complete comics stories initially serialized monthly in 20-page pamphlet-style comics you totally can't put on a shelf. Below you will find the cover artwork and hype copy for new trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from DC Comics and Vertigo next February and beyond, including Absolute Final Crisis, Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo and the many Flashpoint collections.FLASHPOINT TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MARCH 7 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The red-hot, sold-out five-issue miniseries from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert is on its way in trade paperback!
This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?
It's a place where America's last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It's a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can't find the villain who altered the time line!

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING BATMAN TP
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, J.T. KRUL, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and PETER MILLIGAN
Art by EDUARDO RISSO, MIKEL JANIN, JOE BENNETT, GEORGE PEREZ, FERNANDO BLANCO, SCOTT KOBLISH and JOHN DELL
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale MARCH 14 • 272 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Don't miss this Batman volume collecting BATMAN: KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3, DEADMAN AND THE FLYING GRAYSONS #1- 3, DEATHSTROKE AND THE CURSE OF THE RAVAGER #1-3 and SECRET SEVEN #1-3.
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING SUPERMAN TP
Written by MIKE CARLIN, REX OGLE, DAN JURGENS, SCOTT SNYDER and LOWELL FRANCIS
Art by RAGS MORALES, PAULO SIQUEIRA, GENE HA, EDUARDO FRANCISCO, DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by GENE HA
On sale MARCH 14 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Don't miss this Superman volume collecting WORLD OF FLASHPOINT #1-3, BOOSTER GOLD #44-47, THE CANTERBURY CRICKET #1 and PROJECT SUPERMAN #1-3.
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING WONDER WOMAN TP
Written by TONY BEDARD, JAMES ROBINSON, DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by ARDIAN SYAF, VICENTE CIFUENTES, EDDIE NUNEZ, JAVI FERNANDEZ, SCOTT CLARK and DAVID BEATY
Cover by ED BENES
On sale MARCH 14 • 272 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Don't miss this Wonder Woman volume collecting EMPEROR AQUAMAN #1- 3, OUTSIDER #1-3, LOIS LANE AND THE RESISTANCE #1-3 and WONDER WOMAN AND THE FURIES #1-3.
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING GREEN LANTERN TP
Written by PORNSAK PICHETSHOTE, ADAM SCHLAGMAN and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MARK CASTIELLO, BEN OLIVER, FELIPE MASSAFERA and IBRAIM ROBERSON
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA
On sale MARCH 21 • 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Don't miss this Green Lantern volume collecting HAL JORDAN #1-3, ABIN SUR #1- 3, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE CREATURES OF THE UNKNOWN #1-3 and GREEN ARROW INDUSTRIES #1.
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?

FLASHPOINT: THE WORLD OF FLASHPOINT FEATURING THE FLASH TP
Written by SEAN RYAN, STERLING GATES, ADAM GLASS and SCOTT KOLINS
Art by IG GUARA, OLIVER NOME, RODNEY BUCHEMI, JOEL GOMEZ, SCOTT KOLINS and JOSE MARZAN JR.
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
On sale MARCH 21 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Don't miss this Flash volume collecting GRODD OF WAR #1, KID FLASH LOST #1-3, LEGION OF DOOM #1-3, REVERSE FLASH #1 and CITIZEN COLD #1-3.
Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It's a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth's Greatest Heroes to stop it?

BATMAN: BIRTH OF THE DEMON TP
Written by MIKE W. BARR and DENNIS O'NEIL • Art by JERRY BINGHAM, TOM GRINDBERG and NORM BREYFOGLE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MARCH 7 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US
SON OF THE DEMON, BRIDE OF THE DEMON and BIRTH OF THE DEMON are collected in a single volume of stories that focus on The Dark Knight and Talia al Ghul, Ra's al Ghul's desire to have an heir, and the real story of the immortal villain and his drive for world domination.

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: JIM APARO HC
Written by BOB HANEY • Art and cover by JIM APARO
On sale APRIL 4 • 512 pg, FC, $49.99 US
DC collects Aparo's classic run on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD in hardcover for the first time! These stories feature Batman's team-ups with Robin, Green Arrow, Black Canary, The Teen Titans, Deadman, Wonder Woman, The Demon, The Joker, Aquaman, The Atom and many others, from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #98, 100-102 and 104-122.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS: DIVISION TP
Written by PETER CALLOWAY • Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and JEREMY HAUN • Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale MARCH 7 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these stories from issues #20-26, The Joker is back in Arkham Asylum and Harley Quinn breaks back in with him – but is she there to stand by him or destroy him? Either way, Poison Ivy and Catwoman must put aside their tumultuous past to help their wayward friend. Guest-starring Clayface and Batman!

RED ROBIN: SEVEN DAYS OF DEATH TP
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA and J.T. KRUL • Art by MARCOS TO, RAY McCARTHY and GEORGES JEANTY • Cover by MARCUS TO and RAY McCARTHY
On sale MARCH 21 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
When Red Robin and his friends are trapped in the unknown world of the Unternet by the Calculator's fail-safe program, it's Batman and Robin to the rescue – but which Batman and Robin is it? Then, Red Robin is determined to destroy the villains' communications grid – but may hurt his allies in the process. Collected from RED ROBIN #18-21 and 23-26 and TEEN
TITANS #92.

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS VOL. 2 TP
Written by TONY BEDARD and MARV WOLFMAN
Art by HOWARD PORTER, MIKE S. MILLER, LIVESAY and SERGIO SANDOVAL
Cover by ED BENES
On sale MARCH 14 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
This volume collects issues #8-15 of the twice monthly series as the heroes and villains of the DC Universe must form an uneasy alliance to combat the threat of Brainiac! As the battle rages on, tension rises not only between Lex Luthor and the heroes, but also between members of the Justice League!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE RISE OF ECLIPSO HC
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by BRETT BOOTH, JESUS MERINO, JESSE DELPERDANG and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale APRIL 25 • 192 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Eclipso returns in these tales from JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #54-60 and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #43. And now, he's going to take down the heroes who have defeated him so many times before! With his army of both heroes and villains under his hypnotic thrall, Eclipso may have the team's number. Will the combined might of Batman, Donna Troy, Blue Lantern Saint Walker and even the all-powerful Spectre be enough to stop him?

ABSOLUTE FINAL CRISIS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by J.G. JONES, CARLOS PACHECO, DOUG MAHNKE, MATTHEW CLARK, JESUS MERINO, CHRISTIAN ALAMY, MARCO RUDY, TOM NGUYEN and others
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale JULY 18 • 400 pg, FC, 8.25" x 12.5", $99.99 US
The mind-blowing event from 2008 is collected in this spectacular new hardcover collecting FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2 and the FINAL CRISIS SKETCHBOOK, all written by Grant Morrison!
What happens when evil wins? That's the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark.
This oversized, slipcased hardcover comes with its own pair of 3-D glasses!

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: DARK THINGS TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON • Art by MARK BAGLEY, JESUS MERINO and ROB HUNTER • Cover by MARK BAGLEY and ROB HUNTER
On sale MARCH 28 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Out of BRIGHTEST DAY comes this tale of the JLA (from issues #44-48) and JSA (from issues #41-42)! With the release of the Starheart, magic goes wild – and new metahumans emerge!

JUSTICE LEAGUE: RISE AND FALL TP
Written by J.T. KRUL • Art by DIOGENES NEVES, FABRIZIO FIORENTINO, MIKE MAYHEW and others • Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
On sale MARCH 21 • 224 pg, FC, $17.99 US
The Justice League of America must bring in Green Arrow for murdering the villain Prometheus in this title collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE: RISE AND FALL SPECIAL, GREEN ARROW #31-32 and THE RISE OF ARSENAL #1-4!

BATMAN INCORPORATED VOL. 1 DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by YANICK PAQUETTE, MICHEL LACOMBE, SCOTT CLARK, DAVE BEATY, CHRIS BURNHAM and CAMERON STEWART
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
RESOLICIT • On sale APRIL 11 • 264 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $29.99 US
Retailers: This item is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
The first eight issues of the hot new series are collected in this new, deluxe edition hardcover - which now includes new BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES #1!
After Bruce Wayne tells the world that he is the financial backer of Batman, he establishes a worldwide franchise of Batmen to protect the entire globe. This is the beginning of a stunning new direction for the world's greatest detective that will team him with Catwoman, Batwoman and Batman Incorporated representatives on international crimefighting missions against Lord Death Man in Japan, South America and Argentina.

Then, from the pages of the LEVIATHAN STRIKES special, Batman realizes to his horror that he's been outwitted as the true identity of Leviathan continues to elude him.

THE NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, GEORGE PEREZ, MIKE W. BARR
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, ROMEO TANGHAL, KEITH POLLARD, JIM APARO, MIKE DECARLO and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 18 • 736 pg, FC, $75.00 US
The New Teen Titans battle threats large and small in this massive hardcover collecting NEW TEEN TITANS #21-40, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #41-44, NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1- 2, TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3 and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #5. Betrayal comes from one of their own when it's revealed that their teammate Terra is secretly working for the Titans' deadly enemy, Deathstroke the Terminator.

THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME • Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, JOE GIELLA and FRANK GIACOIA Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON Advance solicited • On sale JULY 25 • 240 pg, FC, $59.99 US
It's a Rogues Gallery parade in these tales from THE FLASH #142-150, as the Scarlet Speedster battles The Trickster, Weather Wizard, Mirror Master, Mr. Element, The Reverse Flash, Captain Boomerang and Captain Cold! Plus, a tale guest-starring Green Lantern!

SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON VOL. 2 TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON and STERLING GATES • Art by BERNARD CHANG, JAMAL IGLE, PETE WOODS and others • Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale MARCH 7 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
New Krypton faces an attack from a newly freed Brainiac, and it'll take all their might – along with Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes – to survive! Collecting SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #3, ADVENTURE COMICS #10-11, SUPERGIRL #52 and SUPERMAN #699!

THE GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES VOL. 4 TP
Written by JOHN BROOME • Art by GIL KANE, JOE GIELLA and MURPHY ANDERSON • Cover by GIL KANE and JOE GIELLA
On sale MARCH 21 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The chronological reprinting of Green Lantern's 1960s adventures continues with issues #15-20. Don't miss the origin of GL's oath, a battle with Sinestro, a guest-appearance by The Flash and the debut of Sonar.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE LOSERS VOL. 1 TP
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER • Art by RUSS HEATH, ROSS ANDRU, MIKE ESPOSITO, KEN BARR and JOHN SEVERIN • Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale MARCH 21 • 432 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
Collected from G.I. COMBAT #138 and OUR FIGHTING FORCES #123- 150, Captain Johnny Cloud, Captain Storm, Gunner Mackey and Sarge Clay – team up as The Losers. Even though these heroes always won in the end, they had to do everything the hard way!

ASTRO CITY: SHINING STARS TP
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art by BRENT ANDERSON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MARCH 14 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
A new title starring the adventures of Astro City's most popular heroes, collecting ASTRO CITY: SAMARITAN #1, ASTRO CITY: ASTRA #1-2, ASTRO CITY: SILVER AGENT #1-2 and ASTRO CITY: BEAUTIE #1.

Astra Furst, a third-generation super hero of Astro City, is graduating from college. It's a time of friends and family, new opportunities, changing relationships – and danger! Featuring the First Family, the creatures of Monstro City, a new hero team and more on a graduation night nobody's ever going to forget!

Also in this volume: at last, the full story of the Silver Agent's fateful journey through time is revealed – including his origin, his greatest battles and his ultimate fate. Plus, Samaritan has his annual dinner with the Infidel, and Beautie, the life-size super-powered fashion-doll member of Honor Guard, doesn't know who she is. Now, she's determined to get answers.

SHOOTERS HC
Written by ERIC S. TRAUTMANN and BRANDON JERWA
Art and cover by STEVE LIEBER
On sale APRIL 18 • 144 pg, B&W, 6.875" x 9", $22.99 US MATURE READERS
Today's battlefield isn't just about the uniformed soldier in service to his country; there's also the contractor, who answers to the corporation. Call them mercenaries, soldiers-for-hire, or private military operators, they are a new breed of combatant in today's conflicts.
SHOOTER is the story of Terry Glass, a warrior whose spirit and soul has been hardened in countless battles. When a horrible accident shatters his world, Glass finds himself waging a private war on several fronts – against his career, his marriage, and ultimately, his faith.
Written by Eric S. Trautmann (CHECKMATE, Red Sonja, Flash Gordon) and Brandon Jerwa (G.I. Joe, Battlestar Galactica, Highlander), and drawn by Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Underground, Whiteout, ROAD TO PERDITION: ON THE ROAD), SHOOTERS tells a story of modern warfare that will stay with you forever.

BLACK ORCHID DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by DAVE MCKEAN
On sale APRIL 4 • 168 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Before introducing the modern version of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman wrote this dark tale that reinvented a strange DC Comics Super Hero in the Vertigo mold. Featuring spectacular painted art by Dave McKean, the 4-issue BLACK ORCHID miniseries is now collected in hardcover for the first time.
After being viciously murdered, Susan Linden is reborn as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, destined to avenge her own death. Now, as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile human memory and botanical origins, she must untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death. Beginning in the cold streets of a heartless metropolis and ending in the Amazon rainforest, this book takes the reader on a journey through secrets, suffering and self-rediscovery.

100 BULLETS BOOK TWO DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by EDUARDO RISSO and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 11 • 416 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from issues #20-36, Agent Graves presents an attaché case with a gun and 100 untraceable bullets to Milo Garrett, a small-time private dick who's just out of the hospital after losing an argument with his car's windshield.

DMZ VOL. 11: FREE STATES RISING TP
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI and SHAWN MARTINBROUGH
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
On sale MARCH 28 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US MATURE READERS
As Matty Roth covers the battles on the ground, old allies and enemies resurface and Matty must prove that after all he's been through that he is a changed man. Will the choices he makes reflect this? Collecting issues #60-66 of the acclaimed series!

NORTHLANDERS VOL. 6: THOR'S DAUGHTER TP
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by SIMON GANE, MATTHEW WOODSON and MARION CHURCHLAND
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
On sale MARCH 14 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS
In this epic from issues #37-41, a foot soldier called Mads gives us a grunt's-eye view of the Siege of Paris, where hundreds defended against thousands, and political maneuvering was as important as the clash of the shield wall.

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? TP
Written by SCOTT GROSS, SAM HENDERSON, CHRIS DUFFY and others • Art by various • Cover by SCOTT GROSS
On sale MARCH 28 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Follow the classic kid detectives Scooby, Shaggy, Fred, Velma and Daphne, as they travel around in the Mystery Machine van, getting into trouble and solving some crimes along the way. This title collects issues #1-6 of the all-ages series.