DC/Vertigo Collected Editions: Mike Grell’s ‘Green Arrow’ And ‘Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The DC Universe’ Omnibus Coming This Fall
Having already taken a look at DC and Vertigo’s single-issue periodicals going on sale in August 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 later this year.
DC COMICS — THE NEW 52 VILLAINS OMNIBUS HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, STERLING GATES, GREG PAK, MATT KINDT, DAN DIDIO, ANN NOCENTI, JEFF LEMIRE, CHARLES SOULE, PETER J. TOMASI, JAMES TYNION IV, GAIL SIMONE and others
Art by various
3D Motion montage cover by various
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 1,184 pg, FC, $150.00 US
The Joker! Grodd! Darkseid! Lex Luthor! These and dozens of other DCU evildoers took center stage in September’s giant Villains Month event! This incredible book collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #23.1-23.4, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #7.1-7.4, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23.1-23.2, AQUAMAN #23.1-23.2, EARTH 2 #15.1-15.2, THE FLASH #23.1-23.3, GREEN ARROW #23.1, WONDER WOMAN #23.1-23.2, ACTION COMICS #23.1-23.4, SUPERMAN #23.1-23.4, BATMAN/SUPERMAN #3.1, BATMAN #23.1-23.4, BATMAN AND ROBIN #23.1-23.4, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1-23.4, DETECTIVE COMICS #23.1-23.4, GREEN LANTERN #23.1-23.4, SWAMP THING #23.1 and TEEN TITANS #23.1-23.2.
Retailers: The 3D motion cover will be available only on the first printing of this title.
BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 2—SCARE TACTICS TP
Written by TONY S. DANIEL and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, ED BENES, SZYMON KUDRANSKI, EDUARDO PANSICA, ROMANO MOLENAAR and PERE PEREZ
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 232 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new collection of stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #8-12 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #1, Batman must face the madness of the Mad Hatter, and then take on the Talons of the Court of Owls! But even if he survives that, he must face a whole new set of fears when the Scarecrow returns! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terror the Scarecrow brings?
BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE OWLS TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, TONY S. DANIEL, PETER J. TOMASI, JUDD WINICK, DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI, GAIL SIMONE, SCOTT LOBDELL, KYLE HIGGINS, JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by GREG CAPULLO, JASON FABOK, TONY S. DANIEL, DAVID FINCH, PATRICK GLEASON, TRAVEL FOREMAN, ARDIAN SYAF, KENNETH ROCAFORT, GUILLEM MARCH and others
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 368 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these stories from BATMAN #8-9, BATMAN ANNUAL #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #9, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9, BATWING #9, BATMAN AND ROBIN #9, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9, BIRDS OF PREY #9, BATGIRL #9, NIGHTWING #8-9 and ALL-STAR WESTERN #9, evil spreads across Gotham City as Red Robin, Batwing, Robin, Batgirl, the Birds of Prey, Nightwing and even Catwoman find themselves in a battle coming from all sides.
BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 2: PEARL TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, MICK GRAY, LEE GARBETT, ANDY CLARKE and others
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Damian has a long way to go before he’ll be accepted into Gotham City’s crimefighting family in these stories from BATMAN AND ROBIN #9-14 and 0. How can he live up to the standards that Nightwing, Red Robin and Red Hood set before him? After a battle with the former Robins, can Damian’s convictions stand up to a confrontation with The Dark Knight’s greatest foe: The Joker?
BATMAN, INCORPORATED VOL. 1: DEMON STAR TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CHRIS BURNHAM and FRAZER IRVING
Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The first BATMAN, INCORPORATED collection is now in trade paperback, with stories from issues #0-6! Batman and Robin face off against the assassin called Goatboy as Leviathan’s sinister mission continues to develop! Plus: Someone is trying to kill Damian; Wingman and Redbird descend upon Gotham City; and much more!
GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 3: WILLPOWER HC
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by FERNANDO PASARIN, CAFU, CHRISCROSS and others
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The Green Lantern Corps face their greatest threat ever when the Guardians deem them obsolete and raise The Third Army—but in doing so they unleash a far more dangerous threat: the First Lantern. Then, in the aftermath of their battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, it’s up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and the other survivors to try to put the Corps back together, or decide if there should even BE a Corps anymore. Join Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin for the epic conclusion of their run in these stories from GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15-20 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #1!
AQUAMAN VOL. 2: THE OTHERS TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these stories from AQUAMAN #7-13, Aquaman joins up with his old teammates, The Others, to learn who destroyed Atlantis! But as they seek the truth, Black Manta is stalking them all—and Mera learns some dark truths about Aquaman!
RED LANTERNS VOL. 3: THE SECOND PROPHECY TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, ARDIAN SYAF, WILL CONRAD and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US
After their brutal civil war, the Red Lanterns must band together against the threat of Guardians of the Universe’s latest weapon, The Third Army in these tales from RED LANTERNS #0 and 13-20! As battle lines are drawn, Atrocitus and his Red Lanterns seek vengeance against the Guardians of Oa—but things don’t go as planned as The First Lantern shows Atrocitus that everything he believed about himself, the universe and rage has been pitifully wrong.
THE FLASH VOL. 3: GORILLA WARFARE HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, RYAN WINN and MARCIO TAKARA
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale DECEMBER 4 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
When Grodd and his gorilla army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat unlike any he’s faced before: murderous, ruthless and without principle. With mammoth strength and mind-control powers, Grodd will not stop until he conquers the city with its heroes blood on his hands. Knowing he cannot defeat this new foe alone, The Flash will need the help of his former enemies, the Rogues, if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive. This new hardcover collects THE FLASH #13-19.
SUPERMAN — ACTION COMICS VOL. 3: AT THE END OF DAYS HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON and SHOLLY FISCH
Art by RAGS MORALES, TRAVEL FOREMAN, BRAD WALKER, CHRIS SPROUSE and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Grant Morrison’s run on ACTION COMICS reaches its conclusion with this new hardcover collecting issues #13-18 of the series. The Multitude returns, and Superman must face them on Mars! Then, the Man of Steel is on trial—and the jury is made up of the Anti-Superman Army! Plus: What is the secret of the Little Man?
SWAMP THING VOL. 3: ROTWORLD—THE GREEN KINGDOM TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by YANICK PAQUETTE, MARCO RUDY, KANO, STEVE PUGH and others
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this volume collecting SWAMP THING #12-18 and ANIMAL MAN #12 and 17, Swamp Thing finds unlikely allies in Deadman and Poison Ivy as he ventures into Gotham City to find the man who always has all the answers: Batman. But can the Caped Crusader help Swamp Thing break Rotworld’s hold over Earth?
ALL-STAR WESTERN VOL. 3: THE BLACK DIAMOND PROBABILITY TP
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by MORITAT, PHIL WINSLADE and STAZ JOHNSON
Cover by ARIEL OLIVETTI
On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these stories from issues #0 and 13-16, Someone has stolen the Black Diamond that Doctor Jekyll uses to create his infamous potion! Now it’s up to Jonah Hex to track it down! Plus: Find out how Hex got his famous scars!
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by PASQUAL FERRY, IG GUARA, BRETT BOOTH and others
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 160 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these stories from RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #0 and 14-17 and TEEN TITANS #15-16, it’s Red Hood and Red Robin vs. The Joker! And how will the death of Damian Wayne drive Batman into battle against Jason Todd?
WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 2: HUNT AND BE HUNTED TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by KEVIN MAGUIRE, GEORGE PEREZ, CLIFF RICHARDS, YILDIRAY CINAR, PHIL JIMENEZ, BARRY KITSON and others
Cover by BARRY KITSON
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Power Girl and Huntress continue to find links back to their home world in these tales from issues #6-12, but are derailed by mysterious attackers who have connections to Michael Holt, a.k.a. Mister Terrific. What could their old ally have to do with a group that wants them dead?
BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 3 HC
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ, MIKE S. MILLER, DARICK ROBERTSON, PETER NGUYEN and others
Cover by DAVE WILKINS
On sale JANUARY 1 • 200 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In the third collection of stories inspired by the hit video game, Dr. Hugo Strange has gained control of Arkham Asylum and is determined to keep the city’s criminal element behind bars. Gotham City in turn has been transformed into a massive prison, run by a madman and ruled by the criminal element. Find out in these stories from issues #11-16!
GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: HUNTER’S MOON TP
Written by MIKE GRELL
Art by ED HANNIGAN, DICK GIORDANO and FRANK McLAUGHLIN
Cover by MIKE GRELL
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these 1980s stories from GREEN ARROW #1-6, Green Arrow hunts down a child killer, races to find a lost biological weapon before Chinese spies can find it, and tackles a rash of inner-city violence.
THE AUTHORITY VOL. 2 HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON, MARK MILLAR, TOM PEYER and DOSELLE YOUNG
Art by FRANK QUITELY, CHRIS WESTON, DUSTIN NGUYEN, ARTHUR ADAMS and others
Cover by FRANK QUITELY and TREVOR SCOTT
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 416 pg, FC, $34.99 US
In these tales from THE AUTHORITY #13-29, the team faces a mad scientist and his army of superhumans who wanted to influence the 21st century through Jenny Spark’s successor Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a team modeled on the Authority that was created by the G7 nations.
JOE KUBERT PRESENTS TP
Written by JOE KUBERT, BRIAN BUNIAK, SAM GLANZMAN and PAUL LEVITZ
Art by JOE KUBERT, BRIAN BUNIAK and SAM GLANZMAN
Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 304 pg, FC, $19.99 US
This new title collects some of Joe Kubert’s final works, including tales of Sgt. Rock and Hawkman, plus stories of the U.S.S. Stevens by Sam Glanzman and “Angel and the Ape” by Brian Buniak! Collects the entire 6-issue miniseries.
THE JOKER: THE CLOWN PRINCE OF CRIME TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, ELLIOT S. MAGGIN and MARTIN PASKO
Art by IRV NOVICK, DICK GIORDANO,
JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
Cover by DICK GIORDANO
On sale NOVEMBER 27 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these adventures from his 9-issue 1970s solo series, The Joker faces villains including Two-Face, Lex Luthor, the Scarecrow and Catwoman, and battles heroes like The Creeper and Green Arrow.
THE JUDAS COIN TP
Written by WALTER SIMONSON
Art and cover by WALTER SIMONSON
On sale NOVEMBER 6 • 104 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The acclaimed graphic novel from legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson shows how one of the silver coins Judas was paid to betray Jesus has had an impact on the DC Universe, with chapters starring the Golden Gladiator, (A.D. 73), the Viking Prince (A.D. 1000), Captain Fear (1720) and Bat Lash (1881). In the centerpiece of the book, Batman faces Two-Face in an epic, present-day battle before the story blasts into the future for a final chapter set in the year 2087 starring Manhunter 2070!
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, GARY FRANK, KANO, JOE KUBERT, JOHN BUSCEMA, KYLE BAKER, MICHAEL WM. KALUTA, JOHN BYRNE, STUART IMMONEN, KEVIN MAGUIRE, SERGIO ARAGONES, WALTER SIMONSON, RICHARD CORBEN and others
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
Resolicit • On sale DECEMBER 11 • 728 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!
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
DCE ESSENTIALS: BATMAN #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • RATED T
A new era began with this first DC Comics—The New 52 BATMAN issue, as the superstar team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo set The Dark Knight on the road to discovering the deadly Court of Owls!
DCE ESSENTIALS: WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • RATED T
In this first DC Comics—The New 52 WONDER WOMAN issue, the gods walk among us! Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life – and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. Beginning a stunning new direction for Wonder Woman!
DCE ESSENTIALS: THE SANDMAN #1
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by SAM KIETH and MIKE DRINGENBERG
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS
A chapter from the issue that launched the most acclaimed comics series ever is reprinted! Morpheus is introduced when the Order of Ancient Mysteries attempts to summon Death but instead seizes Dream. Freed after 70 years of confinement, Morpheus emerges in the present day and exacts a terrifying vengeance upon his captor…
DCE ESSENTIALS: V FOR VENDETTA #1
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art and cover by DAVID LLOYD
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • MATURE READERS
In a dystopian future London, young Evey Hammond is rescued from officers of the law called Fingerman by a mysterious, Guy Fawkes mask-wearing man called V. And while the government tightens its grip on the people of London, V wages a one-man war against its reign. Reprinting a chapter of the groundbreaking first issue.
FABLES DELUXE EDITION BOOK EIGHT HC
Written by BILL WILLINGHAM
Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEVE LEIALOHA and ANDREW PEPOY
Cover by JAMES JEAN
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 232 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In these tales from FABLES #60-63 and 65-69, Flycatcher is drawn into the spotlight as he discovers the truth about his own past as the Frog Prince.
EX MACHINA BOOK ONE TP
Written by BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
Art by TONY HARRIS, TOM FEISTER and KARL STORY
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
EX MACHINA is the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America’s first super hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. But the adventure really begins when Mitchell retires from crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City. This title collects EX MACHINA #1-11, plus bonus features.