DC recently published their Fall/Winter catalog, so here are some more graphic novels and collections for your enjoyment!
DC hasn’t posted these titles yet to their website, but you can search the EAN/ISBN online for each title, as the data has been sent to various websites online. Some descriptions have been truncated, but those descriptions should also be found elsewhere. Besides, you’ll probably plotz just by reading the title!
As always, I’ve got a day job, and nothing I post here should be linked to that job. Also, everything below is subject to change.
So, which titles below are worth a few pints of blood? A kidney? And what would you like DC to collect next? Let us know!
Summary: Following the events of INFINITE CRISIS, the Big Three of the DC Universe each took a year away from their superhero duties. It was a year without Superman, a year without Batman, a year without Wonder Woman, a year without the Justice League. But it wasn’t a year without heroes. Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid pen the weekly, yearlong series that redefined not only the DC Universe but what exactly it means to be a hero.
Summary: The third deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling graphic novels series 100 Bullets written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso.
This dark and intriguing Eisner Award-winning series features a mysterious agent named Graves who approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person who has wronged them. Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his “clients” full immunity for all of their actio
A Flight of Angels
Summary: The diverse mythology of angels is explored in this lushly painted graphic novel from high-profile fantasy authors including Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles) and Bill Willingham (FABLES).Deep in the woods outside of a magical kingdom, a strange group of faeries and forest creatures discover a nearly dead angel, bleeding and unconscious with a sword by his side. They call a tribunal to decide his fate, each telling stories that delve into different interpretations of these winged, celestial beings: tales of dangerous angels, al …
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn
Summary: DC Comics Absolute Editions set the standard for the highest quality, most in-depth presentation of classic graphic novels. Each oversized volume is presented in a slipcase and includes unique additional material making each Absolute Edition a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. Set in the wake of Bruce Wayne’s passing, a new Dynamic Duo, made up of Dick Grayson and Batman’s son Damian, hits the streets to investigate Bruce’s mysterious death. Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn features the Eisner Award-winning team of Gr …
Summary: It’s finally happened: Batman must kill or be killed. The threat is real and can’t be stopped by man or hero. To combat it, Batman must bring time itself to a standstill so that he can embark on an odyssey of self-discovery to a place unknown to mankind, where he can find himself. Legendary Batman creator Neal Adams takes the Dark Knight on a strange and bizarre journey through time and the mind to unlock clues to a mystery…
The Judas Coin
Summary: This centuries-spanning original graphic novel from legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson cleverly ties the Biblical story of Judas to the DC Universe. 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 (70 A.D.), The Viking Prince (900 A.D.), Captain Fear (1740) and Bat Lash (1880). The centerpiece of the book is an epic battle between Batman and Two-Face. The story blasts into the future as well, with a final chapter set in the y …
Scalped Vol. 10: Trail’s End
Summary: Fifteen years ago, Dashiell “Dash” Bad Horse ran away from a life of poverty and hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservationin search of something better. Now he’s come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on “The Rez”—short of a glimmering new casino run by a corrupt leader named Red Crow, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime.The final volume of the series brings together all the threads laid out fr …
The DC Comics Art of Amanda Conner
Summary: Artist Amanda Conner dissects and analyzes the process behind some of her most popular illustrations and covers, providing behind the scenes information, sketches and more, in this hardcover collection in the vein of COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES and THE DC COMICS ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND.
Showcase Presents: Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld Vol. 1
Summary: Princess Amethyst, sole survivor of the House of Opal, was whisked away from Gemworld after her family was wiped out by the evil Dark Opal. After being raised to age thirteen on Earth, she was attacked by Dark Opal, who had tracked her to her adoptive home at last. But his attack served to awaken her dormant magical powers. She then returned to Gemworld to claim her rightful place and protect those in need.
Spaceman Deluxe Edition
Summary: BRIAN AZZARELLO and EDUARDO RISSO – the Eisner Award-winning creators of 100 BULLETS – return to Vertigo with their new interstellar mystery SPACEMAN.SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson – a hulking, lonely loser who spends his days collecting scrap metal and dreaming of the startrekking life he was genetically engineered for. When Orson finds himself at the center of a celebrity child kidnapping case, he sees a chance to raise himself out of his sad life and become a hero, but a hero’s life may not be the life he thought it would be.< …
DEATH Deluxe Edition
Summary: From the pages of Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN comes fan-favorite character Death in a new deluxe hardcover edition collecting her solo adventures!The first story introduces the young, pale, perky, and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day. As a young mortal girl named Didi, Death befriends a teenager and helps a 250-year old homeless woman find her missing heart. What follows is a sincere musing on …
Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis
Summary: After a run on BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS, artist Alan Davis moved on to the Dark Knight’s solo adventures in DETECTIVE COMICS. Davis’s slick, exciting style brought Batman’s battles with The Joker, Catwoman, The Scarecrow and The Mad Hatter to vivid life.
The MAD Archives Vol. 4
Summary: A new collection of the original MAD skewers TV series, movies, classic literature and more.
Superman: Earth One Vol. 2
Summary: Following the events of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling graphic novel by acclaimed writer Michael J. Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis, comes the long awaited sequel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2!Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero, but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel.
Summary: The best war comics covers by legendary artist Joe Kubert are collected in this spectacular new hardcover. From 1955 through the 1970s, Kubert was the primary cover artist on DC’s war comics, and these covers feature Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, The Haunted Tank, and many other heroes. Kubert’s gritty drawing style captured the dangers of war, showing these ordinary heroes’ struggle to survive and reach their goals while portraying them in a realistic light.
The MAD Archives Vol. 1
Summary: A new chapter in the saga of the O’Sullivan crime family from the acclaimed movie ROAD TO PERDITION.The time is America in the early 1970’s and our third generation hero, Michael Satariano, Jr. is a Vietnam vet recently returned to the States. He doesn’t know that his father’s real name was Michael O’Sullivan, and is unaware of the confl ict between his dad, his grandfather and John Looney – the criminal godfather of Rock Island, Illinois. But when he’s recruited by the Mob as a hit-man, he’s going to learn the hard way that you can …
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book 1
Summary: DC Comics/Vertigo will publish the official graphic novel adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” starting in Fall 2012 with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, the international publishing phenomenon. Each book in the “Millennium Trilogy” will be adapted in two hardcover graphic novel volumes.Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a … ___________________________________________________________________________
Summary: Harking back to the era when NEW TEEN TITANS was the best-selling monthly comic series comes this lost tale from legendary creators Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and George Perez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS) starring their fan-favorite characters just in time for the NEW TEEN TITANS 30th anniversary!Set in the 1980s during the height of New Teen Titans popularity, this standalone softcover features a mysterious villain playing a deadly game with New York City as the gameboard – and the Teen Titans as the pieces! …
Saucer Country Vol. 1
Summary: Arcadia Alvarado, the leading Democratic candidate for President of the United States, says she was ’abducted by aliens.’ As the Mexican-American Governor of New Mexico, she’s dealing with immigration, budget cuts and an alcoholic ex. She’s about to toss her hat into the ring as a candidate for President in the most volatile political climate ever. But then…a lonely road and a nightmarish encounter have left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories. And now she has to become President. To expose the truth—and maybe, to save the world. …
Fairest Vol. 1
Summary: New York Times bestselling, award-winning creator Bill Willingham presents a new series starring the female FABLES. Balancing horror, humor and adventure in the FABLES tradition, FAIREST explores the secret histories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, Snow White, Rose Red and others.The first 6-issue tale follows the misadventures of Briar Rose immediately after the events of FABLES #107(collected in Fables Volume 16: Super Team), in which she was stolen away by the goblin army. Following this firs …
Astro City: Family Album
Summary: Snapshots. They let us capture moments of truth, fragments of time—and that’s as true in Astro City, a city of heroes, villains, monsters and more, as it is anywhere. You’re invited, in the Family Album, to share some of the city’s greatest memories—from the wonder and terror experienced by a family new in town, to a world-famous superhero’s first day at school, a crimefighter and his wife facing momentous decisions about the future, and more.
Summary: Witness the birth of the new Teen Titans! Superboy, Kid Flash, Robin, Wonder Girl, Cyborg and more join together to reform the DC Universe’s premiere teen superteam! But these youngster quickly learn the dangers of putting on a costume from classic Titans foe Deathstroke! Plus, the return of former Titans long though lost, new arrivals in the form of Miss Martian and Ravager, and a life and death battle for the fate of the universe itself as the INFINITE CRISIS arrives!Award-winning fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns’ celebrated TEEN TI …
Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Vol. 4
Summary: This fourth and final volume of JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS collects the remaining issues of the classic 1970s series THE NEW GODS, THE FOREVER PEOPLE and MISTER MIRACLE in chronological order as they originally appeared! As our heroes fight Darkseid’s many minions while Darkseid himself continues his quest for the Anti-Life Equation, the series come to their end with the wedding of Mister Miracle and Big Barda. Also included in this volume are Kirby’s sequel to THE NEW GODS and the graphic novel THE HUNGER DOGS, along with rarely …
House of Secrets Omnibus
Summary: In the fully painted psychological thriller and horror story HOUSE OF SECRETS, teenage runaway Rain Harper becomes part of a supernatural justice system when she takes up residence in a haunted mansion. Holding court within the abandoned house, five otherworldly ghostly spirits known as the Juris hypnotically summon people to their location and judge them for the secrets that they keep. Acting as a “witness” that binds the Juris’ trials to this plane of existence, Rain is forced to validate their decisions as she simultaneously tries to …
Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth Omnibus Vol. 2
Summary: At last, DC presents the adventures of Kamandi, the last boy on Earth, in the popular Jack Kirby Omnibus format! In these tales from KAMANDI #1-20, Kamandi – one of the few survivors of a Great Disaster that has destroyed civilization—must make search for a safe haven in a world populated by bizarre mutated animals and other strange wonders! Considered one of Jack Kirby’s most creative works, KAMANDI features a band of anthropomorphic supporting characters who accompany Kamandi as he searches for answers and adventure across the wastela …
Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales Vol. 1
Summary: In this value-priced collection, war stories turn creepy as soldiers face ghostly foes, haunted weapons and much more.
Adventures of Superman: Gil Kane
Summary: Gil Kane, one of the most influential and dynamic artists in comics, made his name with his 1960s work on GREEN LANTERN and THE ATOM. After working at Marvel Comics in the 1970s on titles including THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, CONAN and more, Kane shifted to animation, where he served as a character designer on the 1988 Superman animated TV series. He returned to DC in the 1980s to illustrate the adventures of Superman.
Kane’s dynamic artwork shined on titles like ACTION COMICS, SUPERMAN and others, where he drew not only The Man of St …