DC Comics and Vertigo Graphic Novels & Collected Editions On Sale In June 2012 [Solicitations]
Having taken a look at June's single issues 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 original graphic novels, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from DC Comics and Vertigo this June and beyond, including the new omnibus collection of the entirety of Grant Morrison's The Invisibles, which comes in at over 1,500 pages. Also coming up is an Absolute Edition of Morrison's Batman and Robin series, featuring the art of Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart, Dustin Nguyen, Andy Clarke, Philip Tan and more.SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOL. 1 – SUPERMAN AND THE MEN OF STEEL HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Backup stories written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art by RAGS MORALES, ANDY KUBERT, BRENT ANDERSON, RICK BRYANT, JESSE DELPERDANG and SEAN PARSONS
Backup stories art by BRAD WALKER, CHRISCROSS
Cover by RAGS MORALES
On sale AUGUST 1 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• The first collection of GRANT MORRISON'S epic run on ACTION COMICS, with art by RAGS MORALES, ANDY KUBERT and more!
• In these startling tales, the people of METROPOLIS turn on their new champion! Plus, the SUPERMAN of today and the LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES must save the jean swearing Superman of five years ago!
• Collects ACTION COMICS #1-8.
BATWING VOL. 1: THE LOST KINGDOM TP
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by BEN OLIVER, BRIAN REBER, CHRISCROSS and RYAN WINN
Cover by BEN OLIVER
On sale JULY 18 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The first collection starring BATWING, the African-born hero introduced in the pages of BATMAN, INCORPORATED!
• What can a soldier in service of Batman Incorporated do when he's met his match in the murderous MASSACRE?
• The past looms large as Batwing's early days as a crime fighter come to light, gaining the attention of BATMAN.
• Collects BATWING #1-6!
DEMON KNIGHTS VOL. 1: SEVEN AGAINST THE DARK TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by DIOGENES NEVES, OCLAIR ALBERT, MIKE CHOI, ROBSON ROCHA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale JULY 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• In the DARK AGES of the DC Universe, THE DEMON and MADAME XANADU are all that stands against the HORDE of VANDAL SAVAGE!
• Written by Paul Cornell (ACTION COMICS, Doctor Who).
• Collects DEMON KNIGHTS #1-7!
GRIFTER VOL. 1: MOST WANTED TP
Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON
Art by CAFU, JASON GORDER, SCOTT CLARK, DAVE BEATY and WALDEN WONG
Cover by CAFU and BIT
On sale JULY 25 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• The DCU's most wanted man stars in his own new collected edition!
• GRIFTER is branded a serial killer when he begins hunting and exterminating inhuman creatures hidden in human form that only he
• With GRIFTER the only hero who can see them, it isn't long before the DAEMONITES are out to kill him!
• Guest-starring GREEN ARROW!
• Collects GRIFTER #1-8!
MEN OF WAR VOL. 1: UNEASY COMPANY TP
Written by IVAN BRANDON, JONATHAN VANKIN, B. CLAY MOORE, MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE, JAMES ROBINSON, J.T. KRUL and JOHN ARCUDI
Art by TOM DERENICK, PHIL WINSLADE, PAUL McCAFFREY, DAN GREEN, SCOTT KOLINS, PATRICK SCHERBERGER and RICHARD CORBEN
Cover by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
On sale JULY 18 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• On the ground and on the front lines, a young, headstrong soldier known as JOE ROCK assumes command of EASY COMPANY – a team of ex-military men turned contractors.
• From today's battlefields come these tales of war against terrorism.
• Collects the entire eight-issue run of MEN OF WAR!
ABSOLUTE BATMAN AND ROBIN: BATMAN REBORN HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by FRANK QUITELY, DAVID FINCH, PHILIP TAN, ANDY CLARKE, CAMERON STEWART, JONATHAN GLAPION, DUSTIN NGUYEN, RYAN WINN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
Advance solicited • On sale NOVEMBER 21, 488 pg, FC, 8.25" x 12.5", $99.99 US
• The entire run of BATMAN AND ROBIN by writer GRANT MORRISON is collected in an oversized, slipcased ABSOLUTE EDITION!
• The DYNAMIC DUO battle the CIRCUS OF STRANGE and investigate the abduction of a child by the mysterious DOMINO KILLER!
• With BRUCE WAYNE absent from GOTHAM CITY, the new Batman and Robin must deal with the deadly return of THE JOKER!
• Collects BATMAN AND ROBIN #1-16 and BATMAN: THE RETURN #1!
SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1: KICKED IN THE TEETH TP
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, RANSOM GETTY, ANDREI BRESSAN and CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN
On sale JULY 4 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• HARLEY QUINN, DEADSHOT, KING SHARK and others are a team of death-row Super-Villains recruited by the government to take on
missions so dangerous – they're sheer suicide!
• After a prison riot at BELLE REVE PENITENTIARY, the hunt for the escaped HARLEY QUINN is on!
• Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #1-7!
THE FLASH OMNIBUS BY GEOFF JOHNS VOL. 3 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and GREG RUCKA
Art by HOWARD PORTER, ALBERTO DOSE and OTHERS
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
On sale AUGUST 29 • 640 pg, FC, $75.00 US
• A third massive FLASH HC from superstar writer GEOFF JOHNS!
• THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE clashes with his Rogues Gallery, including CAPTAIN COLD, THE PIED PIPER, TRICKSTER and MIRROR MASTER!
• Collects THE FLASH #201-225 and WONDER WOMAN #214!
GREEN ARROW: INTO THE WOODS TP
Written by J.T. KRUL
Art by DIOGENES NEVES and OCLAIR ALBERT
Cover by MAURO CASCIOLI
On sale JULY 25 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Spinning out of BRIGHTEST DAY, Green Arrow must protect the forest created by the WHITE LANTERN RING.
• Collects GREEN ARROW #1-6, from 2011.
GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN and CAM SMITH
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA
On sale JULY 4 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• GUY GARDNER, KILOWOG and ARISIA explore the galaxy, determined to bring order to the universe.
• Collecting GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #1-7.
WONDER WOMAN: THE TWELVE LABORS TP
Written by LEN WEIN, CARY BATES, ELIOT S. MAGGIN and MARTIN PASKO
Art by CURT SWAN, IRV NOVICK, DICK DILLIN, KURT SCHAFFENBERGER and others
Cover by BOB OKSNER
On sale JULY 4 • 232 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Collects WONDER WOMAN #212-222.
• In these 1970s tales, Diana Prince is back as Wonder Woman – but she must prove her worthiness by undertaking twelve tasks – each monitored by one of her former Justice League teammates!
WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 1 TP
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art by DON KRAMER, EDUARDO PANSICA and others
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale JULY 25 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• DIANA must track down the truth behind what's happened to her timeline and learn who destroyed PARADISE ISLAND!
• Collects WONDER WOMAN #600-606.
JLA VOL. 2 TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by HOWARD PORTER, GARY FRANK and others
Cover by HOWARD PORTER and JOHN DELL
On sale JULY 11 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• The JUSTICE LEAGUE facing off against LEX LUTHOR'S newly assembled INJUSTICE GANG while the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance.
• Collects JLA #10-17, PROMETHEUS #1 and JLA/WILDCATS #1.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: RIP HUNTER, TIME MASTER VOL. 1 TP
Written by JACK MILLER
Art by ALEX TOTH, BILL ELY, JOE KUBERT, ROSS ANDRU, NICK CARDY and others
Cover by NICK CARDY
On sale JULY 18 • 512 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
• Collects SHOWCASE #20, 21, 25 and 26 and RIP HUNTER: TIME MASTER #1-15.
• Rip Hunter and his band of time-traveling adventurers travel to the distant past and future to face strange creatures!
MAD ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written and illustrated by The Usual Gang of Idiots
ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 248 pg, FC, 6.625" x 10.1875", $59.99 US
• Collects MAD #19-24! Hoo hah!
• Includes "Mickey Rodent," "Sounds Effects," and a tribute to Will Elder, because why not?
• Written by Harvey Kurtzman, with spectacular art by Wally Wood, Jack Davis, Will Elder and others.
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SERGIO SANDOVAL and POL GAS
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale JULY 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling PlayStation 3 video game!
• A quest for the legendary "Amber Room" launches Nathan Drake on a journey to the center of the earth.
• Collects the entire 6-issue miniseries!
END OF NATIONS TP
Written by RICARDO SANCHEZ
Art by YVEL GUICHET and MIKE S. MILLER
Cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale JULY 25 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Collecting END OF NATIONS #0-4!
• Based on the highly anticipated MMORTS game from Trion Worlds!
• Following a global economic collapse, the Order of Nations has taken control – but resistance fighter Shane Barrett struggles to save his family, and maybe the world.
RIGHT STATE HC
Written by MAT JOHNSON
Art by ANDREA MUTTI
Cover by NESSIM HIGSON
On sale AUGUST 8 • 152 pg, B&W, 6.75" x 9", $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
Just in time for the fall presidential election, Mat Johnson, acclaimed writer of INCOGNEGRO, delivers a race-against-time political thriller about a militia group that's plotting to assassinate the second African- American President of the U.S.
In the week leading up to a major campaign speech, the Secret Service discovers that an extremist militia group is plotting to assassinate America's second African American President. The best chance to avert this crisis is to infiltrate the group using an ex-Special Forces war hero turned conservative media pundit named Ted Akers. While Akers's politics make him a hero to the right-wing fringe and no friend to the current Administration, he takes the assignment and what follows is an adrenalinefueled race against time to stop a President from dying and a country from being ripped apart.
FABLES VOL. 17: INHERIT THE WIND TP
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA, SHAWN McMANUS, ZANDER CANNON, JIM FERN, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, ADAM HUGHES and others
Cover by JOAO RUAS
On sale JULY 4 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
The tights and capes have been stored away forever, but where do the Fables go from here? Bigby and Snow White's cubs try to move forward after learning a hard lesson about life and death in this collection featuring issues #108-113 of the acclaimed series.
THE INVISIBLES OMNIBUS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by STEVE YEOWELL, JILL THOMPSON, CHRIS WESTON, JOHN RIDGWAY, STEVE PARKHOUSE, PAUL JOHNSON, PHIL JIMENEZ, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, MARK BUCKINGHAM, DUNCAN FEGREDO, MICHAEL LARK, PHILIP BOND, IVAN REIS, WARREN PLEECE, GRANT MORRISON, SEAN PHILLIPS, FRANK QUITELY and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale AUGUST 15 • 1,536 pg, FC, $150.00 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting for the first time ever in one book: all three volumes of the blockbuster series by Eisner award-winning writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, BATMAN)! Follow the adventures of The Invisibles, a secret organization out to battle the physical and psychic oppression brought upon humanity by the interdimensional alien gods of the Archons of Outer Church!
This massive book includes THE INVISIBLES #1-25, THE INVISIBLES VOL. 2 #1-22, THE INVISIBLES VOL. 3 #12-1, and stories from ABSOLUTE VERTIGO #1 and VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #1.
SCALPED VOL. 9: KNUCKLE UP TP
Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK
On sale JULY 25 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this volume collecting SCALPED #50-55, war breaks out on the reservation as Red Crow loses his grip on the reins and Dash Bad Horse faces his toughest and fiercest foe yet.