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Warren Ellis & Bryan Hitch’s Complete ‘The Authority’ Among DC Comics Collected Editions For March 2013 [Advance Solicits]

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. Courtesy of DC Comics, Below you will find an advance look at cover artwork and hype copy for new original graphic novels, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from DC Comics this coming March (and in beyond, in some cases), including the complete Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch run of The Authority in a single hardcover volume, a new edition of Superman: Secret Identity by Kurt Busiek and Stuart Immonen, a collection of Eduardo Risso’s Batman stories, and a volume compiling Batman comics by the legendary DC writer and editor Archie Goodwin.AQUAMAN VOL. 2: THE OTHERS HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MAY 15 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all-and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman! Don’t miss this second AQUAMAN hardcover!
• Collects AQUAMAN #7-13.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED VOL. 1: DEMON STAR HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CHRIS BURNHAM and FRAZER IRVING
Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale MAY 8 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• In this DC Comics–The New 52 collection, Batman and Robin face off against the assassin called Goatboy as Leviathan’s sinister mission continues to develop!
• Plus: Someone is trying to kill Damian; Wingman and Redbird descend upon Gotham City; and much more!
• Collects BATMAN, INCORPORATED #0-6.

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 1 – FACES OF DEATH TP
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale APRIL 3 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• Bruce Wayne returns as Batman-and sets his sights on The Penguin, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Plus: Time is running out as Batman works to uncover the secret of the dread Dollmaker!
• Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #1-7.

BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 2: YOUR KISS MIGHT KILL TP
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by JAVIER PINA, JESUS SAIZ, TRAVEL FOREMAN and JEFF HUET
Cover by TRAVEL FOREMAN
On sale APRIL 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• In this second BIRDS OF PREY collection new villains threaten to expose Black Canary’s dark secret, and the Court of Owls sets its sight on the team!
• Plus, the girls bring an injured Poison Ivy to the Amazon to help her recover.
• Collects BIRDS OF PREY #8-13.

DIAL H VOL. 1: INTO YOU TP
Written by CHINA MIEVILLE
Art by MATEUS SANTOLOUCO, DAVID LAPHAM and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale APRIL 17 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Hugo Award-winning novelist China Mieville joins DC Comics-The New 52 with the first collection of DIAL H!
• In the town of Littleville, CO, a troubled young man stumbles upon the lost H-Dial and all the power it possesses. Can our hero manage harness the power of the H-Dial and protect it from falling into evil hands? Or will this newfound power plunge our hero into madness?
• Collects DIAL H #0-6!

SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOL. 2 – BULLETPROOF HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON, SHOLLY FISCH and MAX LANDIS
Art by RAGS MORALES, GENE HA, CULLY HAMNER, BEN OLIVER, CAFU, BRAD
WALKER, RYAN SOOK and others
Cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale MAY 1 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• This new ACTION COMICS hardcover features President Superman, Nimrod the Hunter, The Forgotten Superman and much more! Plus: meet “The Boy Who Stole Superman’s Cape,” in a tale from Clark Kent’s early days in Metropolis!
• Collecting ACTION COMICS #9-12, 0 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #1.

BLUE BEETLE VOL. 2: BLUE DIAMOND TP
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by MARCIO TAKARA, IG GUARA and others
Cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
RESOLICIT • On sale APRIL 24 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes has abandoned his friends, family and home, setting out on a path that brings him to New York City. As Beetle struggles with the curse of the scarab that is the source of his powers, a loathsome threat emerges: a predator who stalks runaway children!
• Collects BLUE BEETLE #0, 7-16 and GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS
#9.
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. VOL. 2: SECRETS OF THE DEAD TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and MATT KINDT
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and others
Cover by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
On sale APRIL 17 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• S.H.A.D.E. protects the world from supernatural threats-but what happens when the world nearly comes to an end? Frankenstein and his team give their all to help save the world from THE ROT!
• Includes FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #0, 8-16 and MEN OF WAR #8.

WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 1: LOST DAUGHTERS OF EARTH 2 TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, KEVIN MAGUIRE, JERRY ORDWAY and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale APRIL 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Legendary writer Paul Levitz teams with artists George Perez and Kevin Maguire for this new title starring Power Girl and Huntress! Stranded on our Earth over five years ago, these two heroes are forced to fight evil in strange new surroundings, all while trying to find their way home. In two tales, WORLDS’ FINEST flashes back to how Huntress and Power Girl got to our Earth and what they’ve been doing the past five years, and then back to the present where they fight for the fate of millions against the Irradiated Man.
• Collecting WORLDS’ FINEST #0-5.

SWAMP THING VOL. 2: FAMILY TREE TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by YANICK PAQUETTE, MARCO RUDY and others
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale APRIL 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• In this second collection, Swamp Thing must battle his way through the Bone Kingdom and The Rot to free his ally-and ex-girlfriend-Abigail Arcane. But will the cost of freeing her be…fighting her? Nothing, not even this titanic battle, will prepare Swampy for what he has to face next: a resurrected and even more dangerous Anton Arcane!
• Collecting SWAMP THING #8-11, 0 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.

ABSOLUTE BLACKEST NIGHT HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI and others
Art by IVAN REIS and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 26 • 576 pg, FC, 8.25″ x 12.5″, $125.00 US
• The prophecy of the Blackest Night descends on the DC Universe! Can Hal Jordan lead DC’s champions against an army of Black Lanterns?
• Expanded to include BLACKEST NIGHT #0, BLACKEST NIGHT #1-8, UNTOLD TALES OF THE BLACKEST NIGHT #1, DC UNIVERSE #0, the BLACKEST NIGHT DIRECTOR’S CUT #1, and GREEN LANTERN #43-48 and 50-52!
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

THE AUTHORITY VOL. 1 HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS and MARK MILLAR
Art by BRYAN HITCH,
FRANK QUITELY and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY
On sale MAY 15 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• At last, the original run of THE AUTHORITY is collected in hardcover!
• First, the new team battles a nation of super-powered terrorists and stops an invasion from a parallel world. Then, the team faces a godlike invader returns to Earth after eons in exile.
• Collecting THE AUTHORITY #1-12.

LEGION WORLDS TP
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by YVEL GUICHET,
OLIVIER COIPEL, DARWYN COOKE, STEVE DILLON, KLAUS JANSON, MIKE McKONE and others
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On sale APRIL 24 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• Different Legionnaires are spotlighted as the team attempts to find a new identity and mission following the epic LEGION LOST. Mon-El, Spark, Magno, Starboy, Karate Kid and Apparition face menaces on their homeworlds while trying to find a way to rejoin the rest of the team.
• Collects LEGION WORLDS #1-6.

DC UNIVERSE: SECRET ORIGINS TP
Written by various
Art by various
Montage cover
On sale APRIL 3 • 328 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• Collecting the legendary SECRET ORIGINS annuals from the 1960s, this is an amazing look back at how DC’S heroes gained their powers and abilities.
• Featuring the work of Jack Kirby, Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan and more!
• Collects SECRET ORIGINS #1, MORE SECRET ORIGINS #1, EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS #1 and WEIRD SECRET ORIGINS #1.

BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 2 TP
Written by BOB HANEY, DENNIS O’NEIL and others
Art by NEAL ADAMS and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale APRIL 24 • 236 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• Don’t miss this second volume of Batman epics by artist Neal Adams
• Collecting BATMAN #217, 220-222, 224-227 and 229-231, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #86, 88-90, 93 and 95, DETECTIVE COMICS #394-411 and WORLD’S FINEST #199-200 and 202.

BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED TP NEW PRINTING
Written by PAUL POPE
Art and cover by PAUL POPE
On sale APRIL 17 • 232 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• A new edition of the acclaimed title from writer/artist Paul Pope!
• In Gotham City, 2039, a federal agent is murdered, leaving The Batman, a forgotten icon from the past, wanted for the murder.
• Collects BATMAN YEAR ONE HUNDRED #1-4, plus a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #11.

BATMAN NOIR: EDUARDO RISSO
DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by EDUARDO RISSO
On sale MAY 29 • 224 pg, B&W, 7.0625″ x 10.875″, $24.99
• BATMAN NOIR: EDUARDO RISSO spotlights the art of 100 BULLETS illustrator Eduardo Risso, which casts the Dark Knight in deep shadow on every page. Written by his frequent collaborator Brian Azzarello, this title includes tales from a variety of Batman projects, including “Broken City,” a profound examination of the Dark Knight Detective and the grim metropolis that he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy’s parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him.
• Collecting BATMAN #620-625, the Batman serial from WEDNESDAY COMICS #1-12, FLASHPOINT: BATMAN-KNIGHT OF VENGEANCE #1-3 and a story from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #8.

THE NEW TEEN TITANS OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, DAN JURGENS, CARMINE INFANTINO and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
RESOLICIT • On sale MAY 29 • 792 pg, FC, $75.00 US
• In this third massive collection of the hit 1980s, the team battles the villainy of H.I.V.E., face the evil Dr. Light, witness the trial of Deathstroke, and try to rescue the dark hero known as Raven from her own father, Trigon.
• Collects TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #45- 61 and 66-67, NEW TEEN TITANS #38, NEW TEEN TITANS #1-6 and SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL #3.
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HC
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN and JAMES ROBINSON
Art by WALTER SIMONSON, ALEX TOTH, GENE HA and others
Cover by JIM APARO
On sale MAY 8 • 480 pg, FC, $39.99 US
• These tales from legendary writer Archie Goodwin focus on The Dark Knight as a hero who stands against the monstrous forces of the night. Includes the Manhunter saga, which culminates in a Batman team-up.
• Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #437-443, DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE ’95 #11, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and 4.



THE FLASH CHRONICLES VOL. 4 TP
Written by JOHN BROOMEArt by CARMINE INFANTINO and JOE GIELLA
Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON
On sale APRIL 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• In this fourth volume collecting The Flash’s 1960s adventures in chronological order, the Fastest Man Alive battles Mirror Master, The Trickster and Captain Boomerang. This volume includes “Flash of Two Worlds,” in which The Flash first meets his Golden Age predecessor.
• Collects THE FLASH #119-124.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: STRANGE ADVENTURES VOL. 2 TP
Written by JOHN BROOME, GARDNER FOX and others
Art by GIL KANE, CARMINE INFANTINO and others
Cover by GIL KANE and JOE GIELLA
On sale APRIL 17 • 520 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
• These 1950s tales star weird alien creatures and intrepid space explorers.
• Stories include “The Metal Spy from Space,” “The Hungry Meteorite,” “The Magic Horn from Space,” “The Day Science Ran Wild,” and many more.
• Collects STRANGE ADVENTURES #74-93.

SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY TP NEW PRINTING
Written by KURT BUSIEK
Art and cover by STUART IMMONEN
On sale APRIL 3 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• Set in the real world, SECRET IDENTITY stars a young man named Clark Kent. All he wants is to be a writer, but his daily life is filled with the taunts of his peers, comparing him to the Clark Kent with superpowers-until the day he discovers he really can fly…
• A new edition collecting the 4-issue miniseries!

SUPERMAN BEYOND: MAN OF TOMORROW TP
Written by TOM DeFALCO, PAUL LEVITZ and J.T. KRUL
Art by RON FRENZ, RENATO GUEDES, HOWARD PORTER and others
Cover by howard porter • On sale APRIL 24 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• Starring the Superman from the era of BATMAN BEYOND! As Superman’s powers decline, he must stop a foe more powerful than any he’s faced before.
• Collects SUPERMAN BEYOND #0, SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #1 and stories from BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #1-10.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 VOL. 1: THE GUARDIAN TP
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by GARY FRANK
On sale APRIL 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Following the end of the long-running CW hit series, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 explores Clark Kent’s understanding of his true power as Superman, as well as his ability to inspire the people of Earth. This title features fan-favorite characters including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and General Lane.
• Collects SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #1-4.

TINY TITANS: AW YEAH TITANS TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale APRIL 10 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
• It’s the final TINY TITANS collection, and Batgirl and her pals take over the Batcave! Plus: Coach Lobo’s Secret Soccer team plays the Birds of Prey, our heroes get lost in Metropolis, and the Tiny Titans take a big step toward becoming grown-up heroes!
• Collecting TINY TITANS #45-50.

TOTALLY USELESS MAD TP
Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale APRIL 3 • 128 pg, FC, 8.125″ x 10.5″, $12.99 US
Don’t miss the latest sensational scoop of stuff from MAD – it’s totally useless, but that’s never stopped us before!

STIEG LARSSON’S THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO BOOK 2 HC
Written by DENISE MINA
Art by LEONARDO MANCO and ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale MAY 1 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Vertigo presents the concluding volume of the official graphic novel adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO!
In Book 2, the mystery of Harriet Vanger’s disappearance deepens as crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the indomitable Lisbeth Salander join forces to crack the decades-old case. Together they uncover a twisted secret that may end up costing them their lives.
Don’t miss the gripping conclusion to one of the most thrilling books of all time!

PUNK ROCK JESUS TP
Written by SEAN MURPHY
Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY
On sale APRIL 3 • 224 pg, B&W, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new title collecting the 6-issue miniseries – with ten new story pages!
Religious zealots either love or hate the show, angry politicians worry about its influence on the nation, and members of the scientific community fear the implications of cloning a human being at all – let alone the Son of God. And what effect will this all have on Gwen, the young woman who is selected, through an American Idol-style process, to be the mother of the new Messiah?
All this leads to the hiring of Thomas McKael, the clone’s bodyguard and a former IRA operative with a turbulent past who must protect the new Messiah-a baby who captivates the world but grows up to become an angry teenager.

HELLBLAZER VOL. 5: DANGEROUS HABITS TP NEW EDITION
Written by JAMIE DELANO and GARTH ENNIS
Art by SEAN PHILLIPS, STEVE PUGH, DAVE McKEAN, WILL SIMPSON, MARK PENNINGTON, MALCOLM JONES III, TOM SUTTON and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
On sale APRIL 24 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
This new edition of a classic HELLBLAZER collection features several tales never before collected, including a look at John Constantine’s rough and tumble childhood and the beginnings of his unique skills. Then, in early stories from PREACHER writer Garth Ennis, John Constantine is dying. As a sorcerer literally haunted by the demons of his past, John is no stranger to mystic bedevilment or supernatural horror. But it’s his chain smoking that ultimately brings death to Constantine’s
door. Collecting HELLBLAZER #34-46.

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