Having taken a look at July's single issues from DC's New 52, Vertigo, Before Watchmen 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 original graphic novels, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from DC Comics and Vertigo this June and beyond, including The Judas Coin, an original graphic novel written and drawn by Walt Simonson, the hardcover collection of Batman: Odyssey by Neal Adams and Absolute Final Crisis by Grant Morrison and artists including J.G. Jones and Doug Mankhe.THE JUDAS COIN HC

Written by WALTER SIMONSON

Art and cover by WALTER SIMONSON

On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 96 pg, FC, $22.99 US

This centuries-spanning original graphic novel from legendary writer/artist WALTER SIMONSON shows how one of the silver coins Judas was paid to betray Jesus has had an impact on the DC Universe, with chapters starring THE GOLDEN GLADIATOR (73 A.D.), THE VIKING PRINCE (1000 A.D.), CAPTAIN FEAR (1720) and BAT LASH (1881). In the centerpiece of the book BATMAN faces TWO-FACE in an epic, present-day battle before the story blasts into the future for a final chapter set in the year 2087 starring MANHUNTER 2070!

AQUAMAN VOL. 1: THE TRENCH HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by IVAN REIS, JOE PRADO and EBER FERREIRA

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• The first collection of the new AQUAMAN series!

• The superstar creators from BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY reunite to take AQUAMAN to amazing new depths!

• AQUAMAN has renounced the throne of Atlantis – but now, from a forgotten corner of the ocean emerges...THE TRENCH!

• Collecting AQUAMAN #1-6!

GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1: FEARSOME HC

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, GERALDO BORGES and SCOTT HANNA

Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY

On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• The first collection of the new GREEN LANTERN CORPS series!

• GUY GARDNER and JOHN STEWART lead a squadron of GREEN LANTERNS to fight a mysterious force that is marching across the space sectors and devouring not only their natural resources but their entire populations!

• On a mission to rescue JOHN STEWART and VANDOR, GUY GARDNER assembles the nastiest Green Lanterns to ever put on a ring!

• Collecting GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1-7.

SWAMP THING VOL. 1: RAISE THEM BONES TP

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by YANICK PAQUETTE, MICHEL LACOMBE, SEAN PARSONS and MARCO RUDY

Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

On sale AUGUST 22 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• The first collection of the new, acclaimed SWAMP THING series from the superstar team of writer SCOTT SNYDER and artist YANICK PAQUETTE!

• Alec Holland thought he knew the history of the Swamp Thing – but he was wrong!

• The war between The Green and The Red has begun, and the knights of decay walk the Earth unchecked!

• Collecting SWAMP THING #1-7!

HAWK AND DOVE VOL. 1: FIRST STRIKES TP

Written by STERLING GATES and ROB LIEFELD

Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD

On sale AUGUST 15 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• The DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series featuring art by ROB LIEFELD!

• Hawk and Dove are in for the fight of their lives when the deadly CONDOR makes his move!

• Collecting the entire 8-issue run of the series!

DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1: LEGACY TP

Written by KYLE HIGGINS

Art by JOE BENNETT, ART THIBERT, EDUARDO PANSICA and VICENTE CIFUENTES

Cover by SIMON BISLEY

On sale AUGUST 8 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• DEATHSTROKE returns in this new title from writer KYLE HIGGINS with art by JOE BENNETT and others!

• Deathstroke's tactical prowess is put to the test when the man who hired him attempts to renege on the contract.

• Collecting the first eight issues of the new series!

O.M.A.C. VOL. 1: OMACTIVATE TP

Written by DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN

Art by KEITH GIFFEN, SCOTT KOLINS and SCOTT KOBLISH

Cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH

On sale AUGUST 8 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• OMAC returns in the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 epic from the team of DAN DIDIO and KEITH GIFFEN!

• Kevin Kho must learn the ground rules of his relationship with BROTHER EYE!

• Don't miss OMAC's battles with Checkmate and their lethal Bio-gators!

• Collecting the entire 8-issue series!


SUPERBOY VOL. 1: INCUBATION TP

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN

Cover by ERIC CANETE

On sale AUGUST 1 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Writer SCOTT LOBDELL teams up with artist R.B. SILVA to reinvent SUPERBOY!

• Project N.O.W.H.E.R.E. has put a lot of effort into creating their SUPERBOY, and they intend to make sure he performs to their standards.

• Collecting the first seven issues of the new series!

RESURRECTION MAN VOL. 1: DEAD AGAIN TP

Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING

Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO and FERNANDO BLANCO

Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO

On sale AUGUST 29 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• RESURRECTION MAN returns in this DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 title!

• THE BODY DOUBLES are back – and they're hot on MITCH SHELLEY'S trail!

• Collecting the first seven issues of the new series!

BATMAN: ODYSSEY HC

Written by NEAL ADAMS

Art by NEAL ADAMS and others

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 368 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• Legendary Batman artist and comics pioneer Neal Adams returns to Gotham City with an electrifying new story that pits The Dark Knight against villains and allies old and new!

• Collects all thirteen issues of BATMAN: ODYSSEY in a single hardcover!


DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS VOL. 3 TP

Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TOM TAYLOR

Art by MIKE S. MILLER, BRUNO REDONDO and HOWARD PORTER

Cover by MIKE S. MILLER

On sale AUGUST 8 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• Lex Luthor's obsession with destroying Superman reaches fever pitch when he cuts the ultimate Devil's deal with Brainiac!

• Final volume in the series, collecting issues #16-26

ABSOLUTE FINAL CRISIS HC

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by DOUG MAHNKE, J.G. JONES, CARLOS PACHECO, DOUG MAHNKE, MATTHEW CLARK, JESUS MERINO, CHRISTIAN ALAMY, MARCO RUDY, TOM NGUYEN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR SCOTT and others

Cover by J.G. JONES

RESOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 31, 464 pg, FC, 8.25" x 12.5", $99.99 US

Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

• Collecting the mind-blowing event including FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2, and the FINAL CRISIS SKETCHBOOK, plus the newly added FINAL CRISIS #1 DIRECTOR'S

CUT and BATMAN #682-683!

• Resolicited – now with SEVEN NEW STORY PAGES BY MORRISON AND MAHNKE!

• Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers in the war between light and dark!

• This oversized, slipcased hardcover comes with its own pair of 3-D glasses!

GREEN LANTERN/ GREEN ARROW TP

Written by DENNIS O'NEIL and ELLIOT S. MAGGIN

Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO, BERNIE WRIGHTSON and others

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

On sale AUGUST 15 • 368 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• The trailblazing GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW epics from the start of the 1970s are collected in a single paperback edition for the first time!

• Spotlights the art of NEAL ADAMS in stories that tackled the greatest social issues of the day!

• Collecting GREEN LANTERN #76-87 and 89, and stories from THE FLASH #217-219 and 226.

BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND VOL. 3 TP NEW EDITION

Written by IAN EDGINTON, LARRY HAMA, CHUCK DIXON, DENNIS O'NEIL and others

Art by SERGIO CARIELLO, ROGER ROBINSON, PAUL GULACY, PAUL RYAN and others

Cover by DALE EAGLESHAM and DANNY MIKI

On sale AUGUST 1 • 480 pg, FC, $34.99 US

• In this third NO MAN'S LAND volume, BATMAN continues to fight to save Gotham City, with help from HUNTRESS, NIGHTWING, ROBIN and more.

• Collecting BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #89-92, BATMAN #569-571, DETECTIVE COMICS #736-738, ROBIN #68-72, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #58, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #122-124 and BATMAN: NO MAN'S LAND SECRET FILES #1.

THE FLASH CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP

Written by JOHN BROOME and GARDNER FOX

Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, JOE GIELLA and MURPHY ANDERSON

Cover by CARMINE INFANTINO and MURPHY ANDERSON

On sale AUGUST 8 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• In this third collection of 1960s adventures in chronological order, the Fastest Man Alive battles Rogues including The Trickster, Captain Cold, Captain Boomerang, Gorilla Grodd and more.

• Collecting THE FLASH #113-118.

HITMAN VOL. 7: CLOSING TIME TP

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Art by JOHN McCREA, DOUG MAHNKE, NELSON DECASTRO and others

Cover by JOHN McCREA

On sale AUGUST 1 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• Tommy Monaghan faces a plague of the undead and goes toe-to-toe with assassin Ringo Chen!

• Plus, Tommy crosses paths with LOBO and the JUSTICE LEAGUE!

• Collecting HITMAN #51-60, HITMAN/LOBO: THE STUPID BASTICH #1, JLA/HITMAN #1-2 and a story from SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT #1.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES VOL. 8 HC

Written by BILL FINGER and others

Art by VARIOUS

Cover by JERRY ROBINSON

ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale DECEMBER 19 • 248 pg, FC, $59.99 US

• In these 1940s tales, Batman and Robin battle The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman and others, and meet the Three Musketeers and King Arthur.

• Collecting BATMAN #32-37 from 1945-1946.

BATMAN: THE STREETS OF GOTHAM – HOUSE OF HUSH TP

Written by PAUL DINI, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale AUGUST 15 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

• Cracking under the strain of living as Bruce Wayne, Tommy Elliot plans his final, murderous revenge on Dick Grayson and Selina Kyle!

• Collected from STREETS OF GOTHAM #12-14 and 16-20!

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS VOL. 2 TP

Written by NICK SPENCER and MICHAEL USLAN

Art by WES CRAIG, JERRY ORDWAY, WALTER SIMONSON, SAM KIETH, MIKE CHOI and others

Cover by ANDY KUBERT

On sale AUGUST 15 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• What kind of people willingly become Super Heroes, knowing that their powers will eventually kill them?

• The team faces off against the Warlord and his Subterraneans!

• Collecting T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS VOL. 2 #1-6.

WORLD'S FINEST TP

Written by DAVE GIBBONS

Art by STEVE RUDE and KARL KESEL

Cover by STEVE RUDE

On sale AUGUST 8 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

• SUPERMAN and BATMAN take on their archnemeses - LEX LUTHOR

and THE JOKER – in this classic tale by DAVE GIBBONS and STEVE RUDE!

• Collecting the 3-issue miniseries from 1990!


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED VOL. 1 TP

Written by VARIOUS

Art by VARIOUS

Cover by RUBEN MOREIRA

On sale AUGUST 22 • 512 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

• Collecting TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-20!

• Mysterious tales of the weird including:

• "The Secret of Cell Sixteen"

•"The House Where Dreams Come True"

• "The Man Nobody Could See"

• "The Man Who Ate Fire"

• "The Living Locks"

• "The Gorilla Who Saved The World"

JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 3 TP

Written by JACK KIRBY

Art by JACK KIRBY, MIKE ROYER and VINCE COLLETTA

Cover by JACK KIRBY and MIKE ROYER

On sale AUGUST 22 • 396 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• Collecting THE NEW GODS #7-10, THE FOREVER PEOPLE #8-10, SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #146-148, MISTER MIRACLE #7-9!

• ORION of the New Gods battles KALIBAK, the FOREVER PEOPLE run afoul of DEADMAN and more!

THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – HELP WANTED TP

Written by SHOLLY FISCH

Art by RICK BURCHETT, ETHEN BEAVERS, DARIO BRIZUELA and DAN DAVIS

• Cover by RICK BURCHETT and DAN DAVIS

On sale AUGUST 22 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

• In these all-ages adventures, The Dark Knight teams up with Aquaman, Hawkman, Jonah Hex, Zatanna and more!

• Collecting THE ALL-NEW BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7-12!

AMAZINGLY STUPID MAD TP

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale AUGUST 1 • 128 pg, FC, 8.125" x 10.5", $12.99 US

Love MAD on Cartoon Network? You'll love this new MAD collection – no television needed! See why having a Super Hero for a neighbor isn't so great! Survive diabolical episodes of Spy vs. Spy! Experience water parks through the twisted brain of Sergio Aragones. Plus, truly terrible Wii games, cartoons with giant frogs, and a summer's worth of comics and craziness!

SUPERNATURAL: THE DOGS OF EDINBURGH TP

Written by BRIAN WOOD

Art by GRANT BOND

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

On sale AUGUST 29 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Sam Winchester visits the United Kingdom on what is meant to be a sleepy trip...but on his first day he meets the alluring but dangerous "Emma of the Isles."

• Collecting the 6-issue miniseries!


WORLD OF WARCRAFT: PEARL OF PANDARIA HC

Written by MICKY NEILSON

Art and cover by SEAN "CHEEKS" GALLOWAY

On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 128 pg, FC, 10.875" x 7.0625", $24.99 US

In this enthralling original graphic novel published in a landscape format, you will meet the PANDAREN, one of the most beloved (and mysterious) races in World of Warcraft! Written by Blizzard's own Micky Neilson (the World of Warcraft MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Ashbringer and World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen), with art by fan favorite Sean "Cheeks" Galloway (TV's Teen Titans Go and WEDNESDAY COMICS), this story ties directly into the upcoming World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion pack. The tale introduces Li Li Stormstout, a precocious young student who lives atop a giant turtle called Shen-zin Su. Like the rest of the wandering island's pandaren, Li Li comes from a line of adventurers who left their homeland long ago to explore the world...and she wants nothing more than to chase that dream. But when Li Li runs away to find her famous uncle Chen, how will she survive Azeroth's perils?

HOUSE OF MYSTERY VOL. 8: DESOLATION TP

Written by MATTHEW STURGES, BILL WILLINGHAM and STEVEN T. SEAGLE

Art by LUCA ROSSI, DARWYN COOKE, DAVID LAPHAM, PETER SNEJBJERG and TEDDY KRISTIANSEN and others

Cover by ESAO ANDREWS

On sale AUGUST 1 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

• Don't miss the final confrontations between Fig and, well, everyone!

• This final volume collects HOUSE OF MYSTERY #36-42.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 4 HC

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by JORDI BERNET, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, ROGER CRUZ and RICCARDO BURCHIELLI

Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US MATURE READERS

• This new hardcover collects two epic tales: "The Beast in the Cave," about Skinner Sweet's involvement in the brutal Indian Wars, and "Death Race," about 1950s vampire hunter Travis Kidd!

• Collects issues #19-27 of the smash-hit series!

100 BULLETS DELUXE EDITION BOOK 3 HC

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by EDUARDO RISSO

Cover by DAVE JOHNSON

On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 512 pg, FC, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS

• A new hardcover with stand-alone stories spotlighting the major players in the series, plus the final fate of Loop Hughes.

• Collects issues #37-57 of the Eisner Award-winning series.