Having taken a look at May'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 original graphic novels, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and omnibuses coming from DC Comics and Vertigo this May and beyond, including Batman: Earth One by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, a trade paperback collection of Neal Adams' classic Batman work, and the final volume of Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli's DMZ.BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS

Art by GARY FRANK and JON SIBAL

Cover by GARY FRANK

On sale JULY 4 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• From GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM! stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE!

• In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this spectacular original graphic novel gives new insight into BRUCE WAYNE'S transformation into BATMAN and his first year as THE DARK KNIGHT.

• In this all new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents' killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City!

• Plus, who is Alfred Pennyworth – and why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL HC

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY

On sale JULY 4 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series is collected for the first time!

• BATMAN and DAMIAN – the new Robin – are driven apart by the insidious NOBODY!

• Collects the new BATMAN AND ROBIN #1-8!

BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE DARKEST REFLECTION HC

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale JULY 11 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series that brought BARBARA GORDON back as Batgirl is collected for the first time!

• Collects the new BATGIRL #1-6!


RED LANTERNS VOL. 1: BLOOD AND RAGE TP

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by ED BENES, ROB HUNTER and DIEGO BERNARD

Cover by ED BENES

On sale JUNE 6 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series starring the characters from GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS is collected for the first time!

• Red Lantern leader ATROCITUS needs a lieutenant – but does he dare assign that role to the deadly, beautiful BLEEZ?

• Collects the new RED LANTERNS #1-7!

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. VOL. 1: WAR OF THE MONSTERS TP

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI

Cover by J.G. JONES

On sale JUNE 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• It's all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, THE CREATURE COMMANDOS, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake!

• Collects the new FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #1-7!


STATIC SHOCK VOL. 1: SUPERCHARGED TP

Written by SCOTT McDANIEL, JOHN ROZUM and MARC BERNARDIN

Art by SCOTT McDANIEL, ANDY OWENS and JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by SCOTT McDANIEL

On sale JUNE 20 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• When high school student VIRGIL HAWKINS relocates to New York City, he'll have to battle a whole new kind of evil in the form of the Slate Gang, Piranha and more!

• Collects the new STATIC SHOCK #1-8 – the entire NEW 52 series!

LEGION OF SUPERHEROES VOL. 1: HOSTILE WORLD TP

Written by PAUL LEVITZ

Art by FRANCIS PORTELA

Cover by KARL KERSCHL

On sale JUNE 27 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• After the worst disaster in Legion history, the LEGION ACADEMY must help the team rebuild – while a threat of almost unstoppable power is

rising at the edge of DOMINATOR space!

• Collects the new LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1-7!

MISTER TERRIFIC VOL. 1: MIND GAMES TP

Written by ERIC WALLACE

Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA, WAYNE FAUCHER, SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY

Cover by J.G. JONES

On sale JUNE 13 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• Introducing the electrifying new villain BRAINSTORM, who is determined to bring Los Angeles to its knees – beginning with MICHAEL HOLT!

• Collects the new MISTER TERRIFIC #1-8 – the entire NEW 52 series!

BATMAN: ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 TP

Written by VARIOUS

Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO and others

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

On sale JUNE 27 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• Early Batman tales by legendary artist NEAL ADAMS!

• Includes stories written by Bob Haney, Cary Bates and more.

• Collects stories from WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #175 and 176 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79-85.


BIRDS OF PREY: END RUN TP

Written by GAIL SIMONE

Art by ED BENES, ALVIN LEE, ADRIANA MELO and others

Cover by ED BENES

On sale JUNE 13 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• The BIRDS OF PREY are forced to save one of GOTHAM CITY'S worst criminals to save his life from an unspeakable horror!

• Collects BIRDS OF PREY #1-6.

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS: STRANGE FRUIT TP

Written by TONY BEDARD and PETER CALLOWAY

Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and LEE GARBETT

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale JUNE 27 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Secrets from the "RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE" affect the Sirens, setting them against each other!

• Collects GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #14-19!

INFINITY INC.: THE GENERATIONS SAGA VOL. 2 HC

Written by ROY THOMAS and DANN THOMAS

Art by JERRY ORDWAY, TODD McFARLANE and others

Cover by JERRY ORDWAY

On sale JULY 18 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US

• The mysterious Stream of Ruthlessness forces INFINITY INC. to battle the JSA – while the Ultra-Humanite waits to destroy the winning team!

• Collecting INFINITY INC. #5-18 and INFINITY INC. ANNUAL #1.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: REVOLT OF THE ALPHA LANTERNS TP

Written by STERLING GATES and TONY BEDARD

Art by ARDIAN SYAF, NELSON DeCASTRO and others

Cover by ARDIAN SYAF

On sale JUNE 6 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• In the wake of BLACKEST NIGHT and the dawn of BRIGHTEST DAY, the Alpha Lanterns seek to force JOHN STEWART, KYLE RAYNER and GANTHET to join their ranks!

• Collected from GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21-22 and 48-52!

FIRST WAVE TP

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO

Art by RAGS MORALES and PHIL NOTO

Cover by J.G. JONES

On sale JUNE 20 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• DOC SAVAGE, THE SPIRIT and BATMAN battle an evil cabal bent on world domination!

• Collects FIRST WAVE #1-6 and BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE #1!

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 2 TP

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by PASCAL FERRY, YANICK PAQUETTE, DOUG MAHNKE, FRAZER IRVING, RYAN SOOK, J.H. WILLIAMS III and others

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale JUNE 13 • 400 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• As these heroes learn their place in the DC Universe, they must battle the alien threat of THE SHEEDA!

• Collects MISTER MIRACLE #1-4, BULLETEER #1-4, ZATANNA #4, KLARION #4, FRANKENSTEIN #1-4 and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1!

JUSTICE TP

Written by JIM KRUEGER and ALEX ROSS

Art by ALEX ROSS and DOUG BRAITHWAITE

Cover by ALEX ROSS

On sale JUNE 13 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• The Legion of Doom - led by LEX LUTHOR and BRAINIAC - band together to save the world after a shared vision of the Earth's demise.

• Collecting the best-selling 12-issue series!

SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE TP

Written by DENNIS O'NEIL

Art by CURT SWAN and MURPHY ANDERSON

Cover by NEAL ADAMS

On sale JUNE 27 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

• The legendary tale that reinvented Superman for the 1970s is reprinted in trade paperback!

• Collects SUPERMAN #233-238 and 240-242!


WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7 HC

Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON, ROBERT KANIGHER and JOYCE MURCHISON

Art and cover by HARRY G. PETER

ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 24 • 224 pg, FC, $59.99 US

• Stories from 1946 pit WONDER WOMAN against Dr. Psycho, King Pluto and German spy Paula von Gunther!

• Collects WONDER WOMAN #16-18 and stories from SENSATION COMICS #50-57!


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SHOWCASE VOL. 1 TP

Written by VARIOUS • Art by VARIOUS

Cover by GIL KANE and BERNARD SACHS

On sale JUNE 20 • 544 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

• DC's legendary try-out title is reprinted from the start for the first time!

• Includes the debuts of the Silver Age FLASH, THE CHALLENGERS OF

THE UNKNOWN and ADAM STRANGE!

• Collects SHOWCASE #1-21!

NIGHT FORCE TP

Written by MARV WOLFMAN • Art by GENE COLAN and BOB SMITH

Cover by GENE COLAN and DICK GIORDANO

On sale JUNE 6 • 360 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• BARON WINTERS assembles the granddaughter of DRACULA'S greatest foe, a timelost warrior and a parapsychologist to battle an occult evil!

• Collects NIGHT FORCE #1-14, the 1982 series from the creative team behind Tomb of Dracula.


TINY TITANS: GROWING UP TINY TP

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO

Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR

On sale JUNE 13 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

• A new volume of the Eisner Award-winning series, including lots o' Crocs, a super-speedster race, young Bizarros in love and the Crossing Patrol Boys of Doom!

• Collects TINY TITANS #39-44!

EPIC MAD TP

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS

On sale MAY 2 • 128 pg, FC, 8.125" x 10.5", $12.99 US

The Usual Gang of Idiots is at it again – and this time, they've come up with the new EPIC MAD TP!

Ripped from the pages of the magazine that inspired the hit Cartoon Network show, this new collection features some of the oddest and most stupid and ridiculous MAD articles ever! Including are classic spoofs of:

• Star Wars!

• Sponge Bob Square Pants!

• Zombies!

• History's Most Famous Bloggers!

• Lemony Snicket!

Plus Spy vs. Spy, Planet Tad, and more!

DMZ VOL. 12: THE FIVE NATIONS OF NEW YORK TP

Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI • Cover by BRIAN WOOD

On sale JUNE 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this final DMZ collection featuring issues #67-72 of the acclaimed series, Matty's seen to it that everyone's voice is being heard, but will the social order in New York City devolve into anarchy, or is there a new New York to be discovered underneath the rubble of the old?

HELLBLAZER VOL. 3: THE FEAR MACHINE TP NEW EDITION

Written by JAMIE DELANO • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM,

RICHARD PIERS RAYNER and others • Cover by DAVID FINCH

On sale JUNE 20 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these tales from HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that's tapping into their own psychic abilities - but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers.


NEIL GAIMAN'S MIDNIGHT DAYS DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by NEIL GAIMAN and MATT WAGNER

Art by DAVE McKEAN, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, MIKE MIGNOLA and others

Cover by DAVE McKEAN

On sale JULY 11 • 176 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

The classic collection of Vertigo tales from New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman is collected in hardcover for the first time! Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture, NEIL GAIMAN'S MIDNIGHT DAYS collects some of the accomplished author's earliest work.

These tales star the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, Swamp Thing and John Constantine, from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #5, SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE, HELLBLAZER #27, WELCOME BACK TO THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 and more!