Ellison & Chadwick’s New OGN, Batgirl/Robin ‘Year One’, Warren Ellis ‘StormWatch’, and ‘Hellblazer’ Finale Among DC Collections for May
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 May (and in beyond, in some cases), including a new original graphic novel by Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick; a massive collection of Batgirl: Year One and Robin: Year one by Chuck Dixon & Scott Beatty, Marcos Martin and Javier Pulido; a reissue of vintage StormWatch by Warren Ellis and Tom Raney, Jim Lee and Pete Woods; and the final Hellblazer collection by Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano and Simon Bisley.HARLAN ELLISON'S® 7 AGAINST CHAOS HC
Written by HARLAN ELLISON
Art and cover by PAUL CHADWICK
On sale JULY 10 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Harlan Ellison, science fiction's brightest luminary, has joined forces with multi-award-winning artist Paul Chadwick, creator of Concrete, to bring you 7 AGAINST CHAOS, a graphic novel that is singular, powerful and unpredictable. This extraordinary odyssey of mystery and adventure will take you to the rim of reality and beyond.
In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself is unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth's survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Retrosolicit • On sale JUNE 26 • 288 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Darwyn Cooke tells the tragic tale of the Minutemen, assembled to fight against evil in a world spinning out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin?
Then, Cooke and Amanda Conner take an look at the Silk Spectre's early years with her overbearing, Super Hero mother, chronicling her journey down the winding path toward becoming her own kind of hero.
This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE 1-4.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL/DR. MANHATTAN DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art by ADAM HUGHES, ANDY KUBERT, JOE KUBERT, BILL SIENKIEWICZ and EDUARDO RISSO
Cover by ADAM KUBERT, JOE KUBERT and ADAM HUGHES
On sale JULY 10 • 288 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by artist Andy Kubert in flight with the gadget-savvy hero known as Nite Owl, as Dan Dreiberg inherits the role from Hollis Mason...but can Dreiberg work with the vigilante called Rorschach?
Then, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes for a tale of Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same?
This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1-4, BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1-4 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1-2.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN/RORSCHACH DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by LEE BERMEJO and J.G. JONES
On sale JULY 10 • 256 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Writer Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two unforgettable characters. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination.
In RORSCHACH, Azzarello teams with artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR) to show how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comics world has ever seen became even darker.
Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1-4.
GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 2: ALPHA WAR HC
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, CAFU, SCOTT HANNA and MARC DEERING
Cover by FERNANDO PASARIN
On sale JULY 3 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US
When the Alpha Lanterns, the internal police force for the Corps, arrest Green Lantern John Stewart for the murder of a fellow Lantern, it sends shock waves throughout the entire Corps-especially since Stewart refuses to defend himself against the charges. Now, in these tales from issues #8-14 and 0, it's up to Guy Gardner and the rest of the Green Lanterns to break Stewart out and bring down the emotionless Alpha Lanterns.
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 2: BEYOND HOPE HC
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, BATT, TOMAS GIORELLO and MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale JULY 31 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In this volume collecting GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8-12 and BLUE BEETLE #9, Odym, the homeworld of the Blue Lanterns, is being attacked by alien conquerors know as The Reach. But faced with betrayal by one of their own, the New Guardians' uneasy alliance teeters on the edge of destruction.
BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale JUNE 5 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The first eight issues of the hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series is collected for the first time in trade paperback! Batman and Damian – the new Robin – are driven apart by the insidious Nobody!
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE HC
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by DAVID FINCH, RICHARD FRIEND,
MICO SUAYAN and JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale JULY 17 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In this second New 52 volume, The Scarecrow has returned! The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but now he's refined his fear toxin to greater effectiveness-and deadlier consequences. As The Scarecrow's origin is revelead, Batman must find out not only how to conquer this dangerous psychopath, but how to beat his own worst fear. This volume collects from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10-15 and #0.
CATWOMAN VOL. 2: NO EASY WAY DOWN TP
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by BRAD RADER, RICK BURCHETT, DAN DAVIS, CAMERON STEWART, MIKE MANLEY and JAVIER PULIDO
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
On sale JUNE 12 • 400 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this new volume collecting CATWOMAN #10-24 and CATWOMAN SECRET FILES #1, The Black Mask, longtime foe of Batman, has his sights set on Gotham City's East End to house his drug trafficking empire. When Selina Kyle discovers the Black Mask's intentions, she declares war against his operation. Don't miss the noir-style tales written by Ed Brubaker!
TEEN TITANS VOL. 2: THE CULLING TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by BRETT BOOTH, IG GUARA, J.P. MAYER, ALE GARZA and others
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale JUNE 19 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these tales from TEEN TITANS #8-14 and DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #12, the organization called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. captures Superboy, the Teen Titans and Legion Lost and pits the young heroes against each other to weed out the weak! It will take everything these heroes have to save themselves-but the ruthless Harvest won't give up easily!
SUPERMAN VOL. 1: WHAT PRICE TOMORROW? TP
Written by GEORGE PEREZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, JESUS MERINO,
NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale JUNE 26 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Metropolis fears him-and The Daily Planet agrees. In this new paperback, the young Man of Steel must dodge public scrutiny and stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis – one that he somehow is the cause of! Collecting issues #1-6 of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 2: THE STARFIRE TP
Written by SCOTT LOBELL
Art by KENNETH ROCAFORT,
ARIO ANINDITO, TIMOTHY GREEN II and PASCAL ALIXE
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale JUNE 26 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
As if Jason Todd didn't have enough trouble, now Red Robin is knocking on his door-because "Night of The Owls" is here! With Batman in dire need of help, will Red Hood answer the call? Find out in these adventures from issues #8-14! Plus: When Jason and the team find out that Starfire is one of the most feared (and dangerous) commanders in all of space, the team will take to the stars to help decide the fate of the throne of Tamaran.
CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 6 TP
Written by GERRY CONWAY and ROY THOMAS
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, DON HECK and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ and MIKE DeCARLO
RESOLICIT • On sale JUNE 5 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The JLA meet the JSA as the teams face Gorilla Grodd and the Secret Society of Super-Villains, then battle the Crime Syndicate and the Crime Champions of Earth-1. This new title collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #195-197 and 207-209, plus ALL-STAR SQUADRON #14-15.
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
DEATHSTROKE VOL. 2: LOBO HUNT TP
Written by ROB LIEFELD
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD
On sale JUNE 12 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
For anybody else, hunting Lobo would be suicide. For Deathstroke, it's just business as usual. But can Slade Wilson handle the power of the intergalactic slaver and last Czarnian? He'll need some help and he'll be getting it from Zealot in these stories from DEATHSTROKE #9-14 and 0.
HARLEY QUINN: NIGHT AND DAY TP
Written by KARL KESEL
Art by PETE WOODS, TERRY DODSON,
RACHEL DODSON, AMANDA CONNER, PAUL CHADWICK and others
Cover by terry dodson and RACHEL DODSON
On sale JUNE 5 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this second Harley collection, Harley gets fed up with crime and decides to switch sides-much to the chagrin of Batman. Then, Harley must whip her gang into shape while battling Killer Croc. Collects HARLEY QUINN #8-13 and HARLEY QUINN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1.
THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOL. 2: THE FIRESTORM PROTOCOLS TP
Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and JOE HARRIS
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER, YILDIRAY CINAR, DANIEL HDR and others
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale JUNE 19 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this New 52 title collecting issues #7-12 and 0, the Firestorms are spiraling out of control-and when countries around the world begin to create their own Firestorms, new alliances must be forged.
TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HC
Written by ARCHIE GOODWIN and JAMES ROBINSON
Art by WALTER SIMONSON, ALEX TOTH, SCOTT HAMPTON, GENE HA and others
Cover by JIM APARO
RESOLICIT • On sale JULY 17 • 480 pg, FC, $39.99 US
These tales from legendary writer Archie Goodwin include the entire Manhunter saga. Collecting DETECTIVE COMICS #437-443, DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE '95 #11, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES and stories from BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and 4.
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
BATGIRL/ROBIN YEAR ONE TP
Written by CHUCK DIXON and SCOTT BEATTY
Art by MARCOS MARTIN, ALVARO LOPEZ, JAVIER PULIDO and ROBERT CAMPANELLA
Cover by MARCOS MARTIN and JAVIER PULIDO
On sale JUNE 19 • 424 pg, FC, $24.99 US
For the first time in one trade paperback, it's the year one tales of both Robin and Batgirl, from BATGIRL YEAR ONE #1-9 and ROBIN YEAR ONE #1-4. See what happens when Robin dons his costume for the first time, then learn how Barbara Gordon transformed from ordinary citizen to costumed super heroine.
STORMWATCH VOL. 1 TP
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by TOM RANEY, JIM LEE, PETE WOODS and others
Cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 12 • 296 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Don't miss this new collection of Warren Ellis's STORMWATCH epics from issues #37-47, as The Weatherman transforms the team into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike force. Starring Jack Hawksmoor, Battalion, Jenny Sparks, Apollo, Midnighter, Rose Tattoo and more!
RESURRECTION MAN VOL. 2: A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE TP
Written by DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by FERNANDO DAGNINO, ANDRES GUINALDO, JESUS SAIZ, RAMON BACHS and JAVIER PINA
Cover by FRANCISCO FRANCAVILLA
On sale JUNE 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this volume collecting issues #8-12 and 0 plus SUICIDE SQUAD #9, Mitch Shelley learns that the Suicide Squad want his body as the forces of good and evil battle for the soul of the Resurrection Man.
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale JUNE 26 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Superman! Superboy! Supergirl! Krypto the Superdog! The entire Superman family is reimagined here in this energetic all-ages graphic novel. Don't miss the heroes of Metropolis fighting such foes as Bizarro, Metallo, Lex Luthor and more in these tales from issues #1-6 of the all-ages series!
ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CHAS TRUOG, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, TOM GRUMMETT, PARIS CULLINS and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 31 • 712 pg, FC, $75.00 US • MATURE READERS
Grant Morrison's epic run on ANIMAL MAN collected in one massive hardcover for the first time, including issues #1-26 and a tale from SECRET ORIGINS #39.
Buddy Baker is more than just a second rate Super Hero-he's also a family man and animal rights activist. Now, as he tries to jump-start his crimefighting career, he experiences visions of aliens, people transforming into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible crisis lurking around the edges of reality. And as his odyssey of self-discovery gives way to spiritual enlightenment as well as the depths of despair, Buddy meets his maker: a writer named Grant Morrison.
THE PROMETHEA OMNIBUS HC
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by J.H. WILLIAMS III, MICK GRAY and CHARLES VESS
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
Advance solicited • On sale SEPTEMBER 25
496 pg, FC, 16.25" x 12.25", $150.00 US
The entire 32-issue run of PROMETHEA is collected in a single, extraordinary hardcover volume that spotlights the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, with each two-page spread in the series presented on single pages of this horizontally formatted collection!
Don't miss this new collection of Alan Moore's entrancing occult masterpiece, collecting the magical adventures of Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!
PREACHER BOOK ONE TP
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by STEVE DILLON
Cover by GLENN FABRY
On sale JUNE 12 • 352 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
PREACHER #1-12-plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66-are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.
HELLBLAZER: DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO
LANDINI and SIMON BISLEY
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale JUNE 26 • 264 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this title collecting issues #292-300 and HELLBLAZER ANNUAL #1, a series of murders sends Constantine to Ireland in search of his long-lost nephew. But after a séance with his late sister, Constantine finds that there might be more connections between his nephew and the murders than meets the eye...
SWEET TOOTH VOL. 6: WILD GAME TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by JEFF LEMIRE
On sale JUNE 19 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this final SWEET TOOTH collection featuring issues #33-40, Dr. Singh arrives in Alaska and uncovers both the origins of Gus and the hybrid children and the cause of the plague that decimated the world. And as Gus and Jepperd come face to face with the truth, the militia continues to
bear down on them.