Having taken a look at October's periodical releases 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 September (and in beyond, in some cases).RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 1: REDEMPTION TP

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collecting issues #1-7 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• The Red Hood is cornered by Green Arrow's rejected sidekick Arsenal and the alien Starfire – and they want him to lead them as a crimefighting team!

• Together, they're about to face threats including The Untitled, Crux and the superassassin known as Essence!


BLACKHAWKS VOL. 1: THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD TP

Written by MIKE COSTA

Art by KEN LASHLEY, GRAHAM NOLAN, CAFU and others

Cover by KEN LASHLEY

On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting issues #1-8 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• In a new war, the enemy is hard to find – and closer to home than we think! Our only hope is the Blackhawks, an elite fighting force equipped with cutting-edge weapons and vehicles.


BLUE BEETLE VOL. 1: METAMORPHOSIS TP

Written by TONY BEDARD

Art by IG GUARA, MARCIO TAKARA, RUY JOSE and J.P. MAYER

Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and SAL REGLA

On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Jaime Reyes is the new Blue Beetle in this title collecting issues #1-6 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• Can this teen hero turn an alien weapon of mass destruction into a force for good? And can he protect the scarab from the Super-Villains who want it for their own nefarious purposes?

DC COMICS - THE NEW 52 ZERO OMNIBUS HC

Written by VARIOUS

Art by VARIOUS

Cover by JOE PRADO and IVAN REIS

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 1,328 pg, FC, $150.00 US

• In September, DC Entertainment reveals the origins, secrets and shocking fates of top Super Heroes in 56 special #0 issues starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and more!

• Now, these issues are collected in a massive hardcover just in time for the holiday season, with stories written and illustrated by top talent including Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello, Scott Snyder and many more!

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS VOL. 1: DEADMAN/CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN TP

Written by PAUL JENKINS, DAN DIDIO and JERRY ORDWAY

Art by BERNARD CHANG, JERRY ORDWAY and others

Cover by RYAN SOOK

On sale NOVEMBER 28 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting issues #1-8 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• Don't miss these adventures of Deadman as he gains some control over his ethereal existence! Plus: June, the sole surviving member of The Challengers of the Unknown, must deal with the monstrous return of one of their own!

CAPTAIN ATOM VOL. 1: EVOLUTION TP

Written by J.T. KRUL

Art by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II

Cover by STANLEY "ARTGERM" LAU

On sale NOVEMBER 28 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collecting issues #1-6 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

• Captain Atom is taking his powers to new heights – saving people all across the world in the blink of an eye. But is he losing control of his powers, making him a threat to the planet?


JLA: EARTH II TP NEW PRINTING

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY

On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 96 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• The powerful original graphic novel from the ALL-STAR SUPERMAN team of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely is back in print!

• Ultraman, Owlman, Power Ring, and Johnny Quick rule their world without opposition. But their world is about to be threatened by the arrival of Superman, Batman and the Justice League!

• Realities clash in this mind-bending epic!

GREEN LANTERN: SECTOR 2814 VOL. 1 TP

Written by LEN WEIN

Art by DAVE GIBBONS, DICK GIORDANO, MARK FARMER and MIKE DeCARLO

Cover by DAVE GIBBONS

On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting GREEN LANTERN #172-176 and 178-181, featuring stories rom 1984 by Len Wein and art by Dave Gibbons!

• Don't miss Hal Jordan's battles with some of his greatest foes and hisclash with the Guardians of the Universe!


JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE CREATING THE DC UNIVERSE OMNIBUS HC

Written by STAN LEE and MICHAEL USLAN

Art by JIM LEE, CHRIS BACHALO, DARWYN COOKE, DAVE GIBBONS, JOSE LUIS GARCIALOPEZ, GARY FRANK, KANO, JERRY ORDWAY, JOE KUBERT, JOHN BUSCEMA, KYLE BAKER, MICHAEL WM. KALUTA, JOHN BYRNE, TERRY AUSTIN, JOHN SEVERIN, STUART IMMONEN, KEVIN MAGUIRE, SERGIO ARAGONES, SCOTT McDANIEL, WALTER SIMONSON, DAN JURGENS, RICHARD CORBEN and others

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 672 pg, FC, $75.00 US

• The entire JUST IMAGINE STAN LEE CREATING THE DC UNIVERSE event from 2001 is collected in hardcover for the first time!

• Don't miss Stan "The Man" Lee's startlingly different visions of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, The Sandman, the Justice League of America and more, in collaboration with cowriter Michael Uslan and dozens of top comics artists!

KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC

Written by JACK KIRBY, GERRY CONWAY and PAUL LEVITZ

Art by JACK KIRBY, D. BRUCE BERRY and MIKE ROYER

Cover by JACK KIRBY and D. BRUCE BERRY

On sale DECEMBER 12 • 416 pg, FC, $49.99 US

• Collecting KAMANDI, THE LAST BOY ON EARTH #21-40!

• In this final futuristic volume, Kamandi faces danger from a giant crab creature and an intelligent killer whale, is hunted by the Sacker Company, and is forced to compete for the ultimate prize: Superman's costume!


THE METAL MEN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC

Written by ROBERT KANIGHER

Art and cover by ROSS ANDRU and MIKE ESPOSITO

Advance solicited • On sale MARCH 6 • 400 pg, FC, $74.99 US

• In these tales from METAL MAN #6-20, the team takes on the Gas Gang, including Helium, Oxygen, Chloroform and more, saves lives at the "Playground of Terror," tries to stop the deadly rain of The Missile Men, and battle Chemo!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED HC

Written by MARLY HALPERN-GLASER, PAUL CROCKER, SEFTON HILL, DEREK FRIDOLFS and PAUL DINI

Art by MIKE S. MILLER, SIMON COLEBY, PETE WOODS,

AL BARRIONUEVO, JUAN JOSE RYP and others

Cover by DAVE WILKINS

On sale DECEMBER 5 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• Collects BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #1-5!

• Inspired by the best-selling videogame Batman: Arkham City, these tales feature the evil of Hugo Strange, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, Hammer and Sickle and more!

BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR TP

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art by JOCK and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA

Cover by JOCK

On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 304 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #871-877, this epic from the writer of BATMAN, SWAMP THING and AMERICAN VAMPIRE forces Batman to confront one of Gotham City's oldest evils!

• Plus: The corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City's foremost banks, setting a deadly mystery in motion!

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WORLD'S FINEST VOL. 4 TP

Written by CARY BATES, JIM SHOOTER, DENNIS O'NEIL, MIKE FRIEDRICH, ROBERT KANIGHER, BOB HANEY and others

Art by NEAL ADAMS, CURT SWAN, DICK DILLIN, ROSS ANDRU and others

Cover by CURT SWAN and NEAL ADAMS

On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 520 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

• A new, value-priced volume collecting WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #174-178, 180-187, 189-196 and 198-202!

• In these classic team-up tales, Superman and Batman are tormented by a mysterious villain, a villain steals Superman's secret identity, Superman races The Flash and much more!

THE WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 3 TP

Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON

Art by HARRY G. PETER and FRANK GODWIN

Cover by H.G. PETER

On sale NOVEMBER 28 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collects WONDER WOMAN #4-5 and stories from SENSATION COMICS #15-18 and COMIC CAVALCADE #2!

• In these 1940s adventures collected in chronological order, Wonder Woman battles German spies, the mysterious Mole Men and Dr. Psycho!


THE NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES TP

Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ

Art by GEORGE

PEREZ, MIKE PERKINS and AL VEY

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 144 pg, 8.125" x 10.812", FC, $16.99 US

• At last, the original graphic novel over 20 years in the making from THE NEW TEEN TITANS team of Marv Wolfman and George Perez is available in trade paperback!

• In this epic story, a mysterious villain plays a deadly game with New York City as the gameboard – and the Teen Titans as the pieces!

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: GIL KANE HC

Written by GIL KANE, MARTIN PASKO, BOB ROZAKIS, MARV WOLFMAN, CARY BATES, ROY THOMAS and JOEY CAVALIERI

Art and cover by GIL KANE

On sale DECEMBER 26 • 392 pg, FC, $39.99 US

• Collected from SUPERMAN #367, 372, 375, ACTION COMICS #539- 541, 544, 545, 546 and 551-554, SUPERMAN SPECIAL #1, 2 and DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3, these stories spotlight the dynamic artwork of Gil Kane!

• Features guest-appearances by heroes including The Flash, The Atom, The Teen Titans, Hawkman and Animal Man!

YOUNG JUSTICE VOL. 2: TRAINING DAY TP

Written by KEVIN HOPPS and GREG WEISMAN

Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES, LUCIANO VECCHIO and DAN DAVIS

Cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES

On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US

• Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Miss Martian and Artemis defend Gotham City from Ra's al Ghul and Clayface!

• Features issues #7-13 of the all ages series.

GEARS OF WAR BOOK THREE HC

Written by KAREN TRAVISS and JOSHUA ORTEGA

Art by LEONARDO MANCO, COLIN WILSON, JULIIUS GOPEZ and POP MHAN

Cover by COLIN WILSON

On sale DECEMBER 26 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The best-selling Epic Games franchise continues with these tales from issues #14-24 featuring the story "Dirty Little Secrets" from best-selling author Karen Traviss that bridges the gap between the Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 video games.

FAIREST VOL. 1: WIDE AWAKE TP

Written by BILL WILLINGHAM

Art by PHIL JIMENEZ and ANDY LANNING

Cover by ADAM HUGHES

On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this first FAIREST TP, collecting issues #1-7, Sleeping Beauty has been awakened again by true love's kiss. But the thief Ali Baba doesn't seem a likely candidate for knowing true love from a day-old cruller. So how did this kiss work? Plus: Briar Rose captured by the Snow Queen! Seven good fairy godmothers and one really bad one! And much more!

HELLBLAZER VOL. 4: FAMILY MAN TP NEW EDITION

Written by JAMIE DELANO, GRANT MORRISON, NEIL GAIMAN and DICK FOREMAN

Art by DAVID LLOYD, DAVE McKEAN, MARK BUCKINGHAM, SEAN PHILLIPS and others

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale NOVEMBER 14 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this new volume collecting HELLBLAZER #23-33, a twist of fate sends John Constantine into the path of a serial killer called the Family Man, who forces the con man mage to make a shattering choice.

A FLIGHT OF ANGELS TP

Written by HOLLY BLACK, BILL WILLINGHAM, ALISA KWITNEY, LOUISE HAWES and T.D. MITCHELL

Conceived by REBECCA GUAY

Art and cover by REBECCA GUAY

On sale NOVEMBER 28 • 128 pg, FC, $17.99 US • MATURE READERS

ANGELS: Guardians. Messengers. Warriors. Fallen.

All these angelic aspects and more are explored in A FLIGHT OF ANGELS, a riveting tale in the tradition of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales. A mysterious angel plummets to Earth and lands deep in a dark forest, where his dying body is found by the mystical denizens of this strange place. As the gathered fauns, fairies, hags and hobgoblins debate what to do with him, each tells a different story of who they imagine this celestial creature to be: a hero, a lover, a protector or a killer. Once the stories have been told, a verdict is rendered – and the outcome will leave you breathless. Conceived and stunningly illustrated by fantasy art legend Rebecca Guay (Magic: The Gathering, Veils), A FLIGHT OF ANGELS is written by an all-star lineup of today's top fantasy talent, including Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in tales that will grip your heart and make your imagination soar.

SAUCER COUNTRY VOL. 1: RUN TP

Written by PAUL CORNELL

Art by RYAN KELLY, GORAN SUDZUKA and JIMMY BROXTON • Cover by RYAN KELLY

On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this first SAUCER COUNTRY TP, collecting issues #1-6 of the series and a story from STRANGE ADVENTURES #1, meet Arcadia Alvarado, Governor of New Mexico and Presidential hopeful, who says she was abducted by aliens. She's already dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex – and now she's determined to win the election so she can expose the truth about the aliens – and save the world.

THE SANDMAN VOL. 10: THE WAKE TP NEW EDITION

Written by NEIL GAIMAN

Art by MICHAEL ZULLI, JON J MUTH and CHARLES VESS

Cover by DAVE McKEAN

On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS

In the final Sandman tales from issues #70-75 of the acclaimed horror series, Morpheus makes the ultimate decision between change and death. As one journey for the Endless ends, another begins for the Lord of Dreams and his family. All the pieces come together for the final moments of THE SANDMAN.

THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE WITH VOL. 10 TP

On sale NOVEMBER 7 • FC, 3.375" x 10.3125", $22.99 US • MATURE READERS

Also offered is this special edition of THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE, which ships with just the new edition of VOL. 10: THE WAKE TP inside.

RETURN TO PERDITION TP

Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS

Art by TERRY BEATTY

Cover by LEE BERMEJO

On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 192 pg, B&W, 5.5" x 8", $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this new chapter of the graphic novel series that inspired the Academy Award-winning movie, our hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is unaware of the conflict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney – the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. Now, he's going to learn you can't outrun (or outgun) your past when he's recruited by the mob as a hit man.