Absolute ‘Joker’ & ‘Luthor’ by Azzarello & Bermejo Among DC Collections for June 2013
Having already taken a look at DC and Vertigo’s single-issue periodicals going on sale in June 2013, 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 June (and in beyond, in some cases), including a deluxe Absolute edition collecting Joker and Luthor by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo & Mick Gray. GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1: FEARSOME TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, GERALDO BORGES and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and CHRISTIAN ALAMY
On sale JULY 3 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this collection of GL CORPS #1-7, Guy Gardner and John Stewart lead a squadron of Green Lanterns to fight a mysterious force marching across the space sectors and devouring not only their natural resources but their entire populations! Then, on a mission to rescue John Stewart and Vandor, Guy Gardner assembles the nastiest Green Lanterns to ever put on a ring!
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL. 2: THE BOOKS OF MAGIC TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by MIKEL JANIN, DANIEL SAMPERE, LEE GARBETT and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JULY 10 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Collecting issues #0, 7-13 and ANNUAL #1! As vampires across the world attack anything with a pulse, Madame Xanadu mobilizes the team to intervene. But everything they know about how to slay a vampire is useless in this strange new world.
GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 1: THE RING BEARER TP
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, BATT and HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale JULY 31 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The New Guardians struggle with their new mission and battle the evil of Invictus in this title collecting GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7!
ABSOLUTE LUTHOR/JOKER HC
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by LEE BERMEJO and MICK GRAY
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale OCTOBER 23 • 384 pg, FC, 8.125″ x 12.25″, $99.99 US
Two of DC’s greatest villains take center stage in this new Absolute edition from Eisner Award winning writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermejo! This slipcase contains two hardcovers and collects the LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL 5-issue miniseries and the original graphic novel JOKER, along with sketchbook pages and more!
THE SILVER AGE TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by BOB HANEY and others
Art by NICK CARDY, NEAL ADAMS, GIL KANE, IRV NOVICK and others Cover by NICK CARDY
ADVANCE RESOLICIT • On sale October 23 • 400 pg, FC, $75.00 US
The top teen heroes of the 1960s return in this volume collecting TEEN TITANS #6-20 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83, as the Titans take on The Mad Mod, Captain Rumble and The Scorcher!
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are canceled.
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT – NIGHT TERRORS TP
Written by DAVID FINCH, PAUL JENKINS and JOE HARRIS
Art by DAVID FINCH, ED BENES and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale JULY 17 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Batman battles the Scarecrow and Bane in this title collecting BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-9, and delves into the mystery of The White Rabbit!
THE FLASH VOL. 2: ROGUES REVOLUTION HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, SCOTT KOLINS, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale AUGUST 14 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The Rogues Gallery is united for the first time in The New 52 in this title collecting issues #0, 9-12 and THE FLASH ANNUAL #1! Who is behind their sudden organization, and why are they after their Captain Cold?
NIGHTWING VOL. 2:
NIGHT OF THE OWLS TP
Written by KYLE HIGGINS and TOM DeFALCO
Art by EDDY BARROWS, ANDRES GUINALDO and others
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale JULY 24 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this collection of issues #8-12 and 0, Dick Grayson must face a deadly adversary as he learns of his connection to the mysterious Court of Owls. But even if he can stop an undead assassin, he’ll still have to deal with an anti-Gotham City army-and the mysterious Paragon.
BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 2 HC
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ, MIKE S. MILLER, DARICK ROBERTSON, PETER NGUYEN and others
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale AUGUST 7 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In these stories inspired by the best selling videogame Batman: Arkham City, Dr. Hugo Strange has gained control of Arkham Asylum. Now, Gotham City has become a massive prison ruled by criminals. These stories from issues #6-10 feature Catwoman, Two-Face, Penguin, Killer Croc, Deadshot and The Mad Hatter.
TEAM 7 VOL. 1: FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE TP
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by JESUS MERINO, PASCAL ALIXE, RON FRENZ and others
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE
On sale JULY 3 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In stories from TEAM 7 #0-7, Team 7 follows the deadly team as they travel into the Heart of Darkness to battle the evil Black Diamond. The dark secrets of The New 52 are found here including the secret origin of Eclipso and the beginning of the Black Room from Justice League.
SUPERGIRL VOL. 2: GIRL IN THE WORLD TP
Written by MICHAEL GREEN and MIKE JOHNSON
Art by MAHMUD ASRAR, GEORGE PEREZ and others
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On sale JULY 10 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The last daughter of Krypton has a friend: a young woman name Siobhan. Too bad she carries the curse of the Silver Banshee-and Siobhan’s father, the Black Banshee, isn’t far behind! Don’t miss these stories from SUPERGIRL #0 and 8-12!
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN, LEN WEIN, GERRY CONWAY and others
Art by RICH BUCKLER, JIM STARLIN, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
Cover by JIM STARLIN
On sale JULY 17 • 568 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
Superman battles for justice alongside heroes including Supergirl, Black Canary, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Starman and more in these stories from DC COMICS PRESENTS #27-50 and DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #1!
SUPERMAN: PHANTOM ZONE TP
Written by STEVE GERBER
Art by GENE COLAN and TONY DEZUNIGA
Cover by GENE COLAN and DICK GIORDANO
On sale JULY 17 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Explore the history of Krypton and the origins of The Phantom Zone, Krypton’s otherdimensional prison, in this new title that collects PHANTOM ZONE #1-4 and DC COMICS PRESENTS #97.
CAMELOT 3000 TP
Written by MIKE W. BARR
Art by BRIAN BOLLAND, TERRY AUSTIN,
BRUCE PATTERSON and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale JULY 24 • 320 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The classic tale that exploded into comics shops in the early 1980s is back in a new trade paperback collecting the entire 12-issue maxiseries! Featuring a cover by acclaimed artist Brian Bolland, this collection of the mythical tale of honor and bravery includes preliminary artwork by Bolland and developmental material from Mike W. Barr!
BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 3 TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, BOB HANEY, LEN WEIN and others
Art by NEAL ADAMS and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale JULY 31 • 280 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The final volume collecting Neal Adams’s Batman covers and stories includes BATMAN #232, #234, #237, #243-245 and #251, featuring Two-Face, The Joker, and more! Plus, stories created for Peter Pan records and a section showcasing advertising and custom comics work!
WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BLOODSWORN HC
Written by DOUG WAGNER
Art by JHEREMY RAAPACK, RICHARD FRIEND, JOE WEEMS and LIVESAY
Cover by SAMWISE DIDIER and ALEX HORLEY
On sale AUGUST 7 • 152 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this new WORLD OF WARCRAFT original graphic novel, the Cataclysm rips through Azeroth as Warchief Garrosh Hellscream orders the best warriors of the Horde to come forward and serve in a new army, lest their foes in the Alliance sense weakness and attack. We meet these warriors as they come forward-from very different lands, backgrounds, traditions. Will they be able to overcome their differences and work together to serve the Horde, especially when challenged by a powerful, unfamiliar race claiming to be the real rulers of Azeroth?
DIABLO: SWORD OF JUSTICE TP
Written by AARON WILLIAMS
Art and cover by JOSEPH LACROIX
On sale JULY 3 • 120 pg, FC, $14.99 US
From the world and legends of Sanctuary, the setting for the award-winning Diablo video game, comes this tale of a hero’s birth. Jacob has fled his homeland in the north, hunted by his kinsmen for the crime of murder. Led by the visions of an ancient prophet, pursued by his friends, Jacob finds his destiny-but will he be able to claim the sword that could save his people, if not the world, before he’s brought to justice? Collecting the 5-issue miniseries!
FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK 7 HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM,
STEVE LEIALOHA, GENE HA, MICHAEL ALLRED, INAKI MIRANDA, JILL THOMPSON, DAVID LAPHAM and others
Cover by JAMES JEAN
On sale AUGUST 28 • 240 pg, FC, 7.0625″ x 10.875″, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this collection of issues #52-59 and 64, preparation for the war against the Empire begins, and the Adversary consults with the Imperial Elite to decide what to do about Fabletown. Then, Bigby confronts his father, the North Wind, while the cubs celebrate their birthday!
FAIREST VOL. 2: THE HIDDEN KINGDOM TP
Written by LAUREN BEUKES
Art by INAKI MIRANDA
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale JULY 24 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this tale from issues #8-14, Rapunzel lives one of the most regimented lives in Fabletown, forced to maintain her rapidly growing hair lest her storybook origins be revealed. But when word of her long-lost children surfaces, she travels to Japan to find them-and a former lover.
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 4 TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by STEPHEN BISSETTE, RICK VEITCH, JOHN TOTLEBEN and others
Cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE and JOHN TOTLEBEN
On sale JULY 10 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these stories from SWAMP THING #43-50, Swamp Thing’s quest for self-discovery comes to its shattering conclusion. A harbinger of doom awakens an evil beyond comprehension, bringing together John Constantine, Deadman, The Phantom Stranger, The Spectre and others.
THE SANDMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale AUGUST 21 • 1,040 pg, FC, 150.00 US • MATURE READERS
This massive hardcover collects THE SANDMAN #1-37 and THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1-the first half of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed horror classic. Upon his escape from captivity at the hands of a mortal, Morpheus must deal with the changes within himself and his realm. His journey to find his place in the world takes him through mythical worlds to retrieve his belongings, the backroads of America for a twisted reunion, and even Hell itself.
BLACK ORCHID TP
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art and cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale JULY 17 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
The 3-issue BLACK ORCHID miniseries is back in a new trade paperback. After being viciously murdered, Susan Linden is reborn as the Black Orchid, a hybrid of plant and human, destined to avenge her own death. Now, as this demigoddess attempts to reconcile human memory and botanical origins, she must untangle the webs of deception and secrets that led to her death!
BEWARE THE CREEPER TP
Written by JASON HALL
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JULY 31 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting the 5-issue miniseries! In the aftermath of World War I, surrealist painter Judith Benoir desperately wants to make a splash in Paris. And as The Creeper, she escalates simple burglaries into spectacular art crimes, establishing her as a cultural icon. But what are the true motivations behind The Creeper’s actions? And how long before her antics spiral out of control and the law closes in?