So, everyone’s talking about the DC Super Hero Girls graphic novel… but that’s just one of 102 titles DC has announced for next summer!

So, what’s planned? Lots of television tie-ins, most of them scheduled to hit shelves after the shows premiere (just like Supergirl…) Absolute Preacher will hit shelves in July, after it premieres on AMC in May. Lucifer pubs in July, although the series will air on Fox on January 25, 2016. Seriously… the show could be cancelled before the book even hits stores! (Although I hope it does well… it’s got great dialogue!) Just like movies, the books have to be on the shelves as soon as production starts! That way, people read the hype, get curious, and pick up the book.  Imagine if Watchmen was out of print when the trailer hit! (Hey, DC, don’t believe what I say? Then go check out the sales of I am Legend during the twelve months before the film screened. Or Watchmen.)

Green Arrow joins the diamond club next November, but expect a special celebration during the summer. Or maybe not… there are a lot of characters who get 75th anthologies, but few get a special event like Batman or Superman. And Hawkman doesn’t even get a book!

Plus, there’s a lot of Modern Age classics being reprinted, centered on a particular creator like Neil Gaiman or George Perez.

What’s got me excited? Anything with a cover shown below.

What’s got you excited? Disappointed? What would you love to see back in print? Tell us!

Here’s the full list, reproduced from Edelweiss. Click on the title for the direct link to the catalog. All data subject to change.


dark night diniDark Night: A True Batman Story

Paul Dini
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction
9781401241438, 1401241433

Contributor Bio:
Paul Dini is a multiple Emmy and Eisner Award-winning writer and producer who has helped redefine the legends of the DC Universe in such series as The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Batman Beyond, Krypto and Justice League Unlimited. In doing so, he co-created one of the most popular characters in comics in Harley Quinn, who originated as a character in Batman: The Animated Series. In comics he has authored The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes, illustrated by Alex Ross. Dini has also collaborated with Chip Kidd on Batman Animated for HarperCollins.

Summary: The Caped Crusader has been the all-abiding icon of justice and authority for generations. But in this surprising original graphic novel, we see Batman in a new light—as the savior who helps a discouraged man recover from a brutal attack that left him unable to face the world.
In the 1990s, legendary writer Paul Dini had a flourishing career writing the hugely popular Batman: The Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures. Walking home one evening, he was jumped and viciously beaten within an inch of his life. His recovery process was arduous, hampered by the imagined antics of the villains he was writing for television including the Joker, Harley Quinn and the Penguin. But despite how bleak his circumstances were, or perhaps because of it, Dini also always imagined the Batman at his side, chivvying him along during his darkest moments.
DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY is the harrowing and eloquent autobiographical tale of Dini’s courageous struggle to overcome a truly desperate situation. It is a Batman story like none other and one that will truly resonate with fans. Art by the incredible and talented Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS, TRANSMETROPOLITAN).


dc super hero girls gnDC Super Hero Girls

Various
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
$9.99 USD, $11.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262471, 1401262473

Contributor Bio:
Shea Fontana is a screenwriter for film and television, as well as a comic book writer. Her works include the first original graphic novel in the DC Super Hero Girls line, as well as TV shows The 7D, Doc McStuffins, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets and more.

Summary: Class is in session! Welcome to DC Super Hero High!
It was the night before finals and the student body is hard at work…and nothing is going right! Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Batgirl and their friends are learning to become heroes, but no one knew the trials that awaited them. In the first original graphic novel from the DC Super Hero Girls line, meet the students of Superhero High School as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all parts of growing up!
The DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls features DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, playing out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world. Icons including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction, as each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero.


Superman: American Alien

Max Landis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262563, 1401262562

Contributor Bio:
Featured as one of Forbes 30 under 30 two consecutive years, Max Landis is an outspoken rising star in the screenwriting world. Having sold over fifteen projects in the last five years, Landis’ first produced feature, Chronicle, did well at the box office and led to more sales. He currently has several projects in different stages of post-production: Victor Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy and directed by Paul McGuigan; Mr. Right, starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick; and the feature film he wrote and directed, Me Him Her, starring Haley Joel Osment, and featuring Geena Davis and Scott Bakula, and which premiered at the Seattle Film Festival; and the action comedy, American Ultra starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart is set to be released August 21st.

Summary: Filmmaker and comics writer Max Landis looks at Clark Kent’s early years, with art by top comics artists.
A new epic that chronicles the life of Clark Kent and his development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become.


Teen Titans: Earth One Vol. 2

Lemiere, Jeff
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401259068, 1401259065

Contributor Bio:
Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series SWEET TOOTH published by DC/Vertigo and the award winning graphic novel ESSEX COUNTY published by Top Shelf. He also has written ANIMAL MAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED, TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE, FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. and SUPERBOY for DC Comics. In 2008 Jeff won the Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist, and The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. In 2010 ESSEX COUNTY was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. In 2013 Lemire published the graphic novel THE UNDERWATER WELDER (Top Shelf). He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.

Summary: The sequel to the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling original graphic novel is here with TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE VOL. 2!
Picking right up after the cliffhanger ending to the first volume, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Terra and Aqualad are in desperate straits—they’re homeless, destitute, and on the run from Cadmus, the project that created them. Unfortunately, Cadmus has more surprises up its sleeve…and a whole new set of teenage weapons, with none of the bothersome morals of the originals!
From writer Jeff Lemire (SWEET TOOTH, ANIMAL MAN) and illustrator Andy McDonald comes the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed original graphic novel in TEEN TITANS: EARTH ONE VOL. 2!


Justice League Vol. 8: Darkseid War Part 2

Geoff Johns
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263416, 1401263410

Contributor Bio:
Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of The New York Times best-selling graphic novels AQUAMAN: THE TRENCH, BLACKEST NIGHT, GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN, SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC and BATMAN: EARTH ONE, which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote SUPERMAN: LAST SON, featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his cowriters for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

Summary: The concluding volume of Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok’s best-selling epic is here in JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 8: DARKSEID WAR PART 2!
Darkseid is dead! In the midst of the Lord of Apokolips being slain at the hands of the Anti-Monitor, the Justice League has inherited the power of the Gods! Batman, Superman, The Flash, Shazam and Green Lantern have been transformed into omnipotent deities, but even when equipped with such power, still need help in defeating their most powerful foe to date. Their unlikely allies? The villainous Crime Syndicate!
With spectacular art by Fabok and Francis Manapul (THE FLASH, DETECTIVE COMICS), JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 8: DARKSEID WAR is the epic conclusion to the biggest Justice League story to date! Collects issues #46-50.


Batman & Robin Eternal Volume 2

Scott Snyder
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262488, 1401262481

Contributor Bio:
Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically accalimed scribes in all of comics. His works include Batman, Batman Eternal, Superman Unchained, American Vampire and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.

Summary: The epic finale of BATMAN & ROBIN ETERNAL is here!
The Dynamic Duo thought they defeated her for good, but now, five years later, Mother is back and she’s ready to enact her grand plan—one that’s even worse than Dick Grayson and the Robins could have ever imagined. And, when the truth behind Batman’s greatest failure is revealed, one of his allies may walk away from the fight forever. As the world burns, it’s up to Dick Grayson to save an entire generation from unspeakable tragedy!
In this, the finale of the sequel to the New York Times best-selling series BATMAN ETERNAL, secrets are revealed, friendships are tested, and things will never be the same for the Bat-family. From best-selling writers James Tynion IV and Scott Snyder! Collects BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #14-26.


Supergirl: Digital First Vol. 1

Various
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781401262655, 1401262651

Summary: SUPERGIRL: DIGITAL FIRST VOL. 1 ties directly into critically acclaimed Fall 2015 hit television show Supergirl, continuing storylines as they appear on the show.
Kara Zor-El landed on Earth after many years stuck in en route from her now-destroyed home planet Krypton, having followed in her famous cousin Superman’s footsteps. Upon arriving, she was taken in by the lovely Danvers family and taught to hide her un-Earthly powers from sight. As the world falls in love with her super hero cousin Superman, Kara starts to feel the urge to embrace her powers, especially when her powers can save someone she loves.
But does National City want a Supergirl? Is the world ready for another super hero? And what other-worldly consequences arrive once Kara Danvers reveals her true self? Find out in the stories between the episodes in SUPERGIRL: DIGITAL-FIRST VOL. 1!


Batgirl Vol. 3

Cameron Stewart
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262693, 1401262694

Contributor Bio:
Cameron Stewart is the illustrator of BATMAN AND ROBIN, SEAGUY, SEVEN SOLDIERS: THE MANHATTAN GUARDIAN, THE OTHER SIDE, CATWOMAN and many more. He has been nominated for Shuster, Eagle, Harvey and Eisner Awards, and his original webseries Sin Titulo won the 2010 Eisner and Shuster Awards for Best Digital Comic. He is currently writing BATGIRL for DC Comics.
Brenden Fletcher is a Canadian writer, best known for his work at DC Comics. He is currently co-writing the critically acclaimed bestelling series BATGIRL with Cameron Stewart, which has reinvigorated the franchise. Fletcher is also co-writing GOTHAM ACADEMY with Becky Cloonan, as well as BLACK CANARY.

Summary: In her civilian life, Barbara Gordon faces average, and not-so-average, troubles of a teenager in the “Brooklyn” of Gotham City, but as Batgirl she is tasked with battled the forces that attempt to bring down her friends and her city. When police corruption is taking over Burnside’s law enforcement, Batgirl must find allies on both fronts.
Collects BATGIRL #46-50.


Grayson Vol. 3

Tom King
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262761, 1401262767

Contributor Bio:
Tim Seeley is a comic book artist and writer best known for his work across publishers DC Comics, Image and IDW. His DC work includes runs on GRAYSON, BATMAN ETERNAL and his creator owned project EFFIGY for Vertigo. Seeley’s other writing projects include G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, G.I. Joe vs. Transformers and New Exiles, as well as co-creator of the Image Comics titles Hack/Slash and Revival.
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent in his writing, especially apparent in GRAYSON (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley).

Mikel Janin is a comic artist living in Jerez, Spain, working for DC Comics on projects such as GRAYSON and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK.

Summary: In this collection, Grayson faces some of his most difficult challenges! Not only must he take on Lex Luthor, and risks losing his position with Spyral, but Dick finds that in order to save Agent 1 he must face off with…himself! And who is the mysterious shadow leader behind Spyral, and what does he want with Dick? The super-spy finds himself in a clandestine hunt for the true identity of Agent Zero!
Collects GRAYSON #10-14.


New Suicide Squad Volume 3

Sean Ryan
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 2, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262648, 1401262643

Contributor Bio:
Sean Ryan is a former DC Comics editor whose writing credits include NEW SUICIDE SQUAD, the hit one-shot FLASHPOINT: GRODD OF WAR, starring The Flash, as well as stories of Superman and Batman.

Summary: Harley Quinn. Deadshot. Captain Boomerang. Some of the most dangerous villains in the DC Universe are now…our greatest hope for survival? Given the chance to repay for their sins, the members of Task Force X—a.k.a. the Suicide Squad—are coerced by the government into the deadliest missions imaginable. However, with the mysterious government operative Amanda Waller behind the controls, is this team finally the good guys?
Prepare for Summer 2016’s biggest blockbuster film with NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 3, starring many of the same members of the ragtag team of incarcerated super villans.


Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four Volume 2

Brian Buccellato
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In
9781401262686, 1401262686

Contributor Bio:
Brian Buccellato is a writer and illustrator, best known for his work as scribe on THE FLASH with cowriter and artist Francis Manapul. He has also written DETECTIVE COMICS, INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE and FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION for DC Comics. As a colorist, he’s worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Top Cow, Image and Dynamite Entertainment. His recent coloring credits include ADVENTURE COMICS, HELLBLAZER, SUPERMAN, AND THE FLASH.

Summary: The shattering conclusion to the Year of the Gods! In this final volume of Year Four, the balance of power may be tipped by the arrival of a force that could challenge even the Gods of Olympus. Also, Wonder Woman must make a stand, and the final fate of Ares is revealed.
The newest chapter of the INJUSTICE saga is here, as writer Brian Buccellato further explores that take place before the events of the hit video game phenomenon. Collects INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #6-12.


Jacked Vol. 1

Eric Kripke
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781401262709, 1401262708

Contributor Bio:
Eric Kripke is a television writer, director, and producer. He is the creator the hit TV series Supernatural and, more recently, the NBC series Revolution. Jacked, from Vertigo/DC Comics, is his first comic book series.

Summary: Eric Kripke (creator of the hit TV series Supernatural) teams up with Vertigo veterans John Higgins (HELLBLAZER) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER) to bring you a very Vertigo take on the modern superhero in this new graphic novel thriller. Josh Jaffe, a neurotic family man mid-midlife crisis, buys an online “smart pill” to increase his focus and jolt him out of his slump. But to Josh’s surprise, the pill gives him incredible strength and power—but its cost is that it’s extremely addictive. This irreverent and brutally realistic story examines both the mighty highs and humiliating lows of being a real-life superhero.
JACKED VOL. 1 collects issues #1-6.


Unfollow Vol. 1

Rob Williams
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781401262747, 1401262740

Contributor Bio:
Rob Williams has written for DC Comics, Marvel, Dynamite Entertainment and many others. He is the author of the Vertigo graphic novel THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR as well as the creator-owned series UNFOLLOW. His DC Comics work includes MARTIAN MANHUNTER.

Summary: A dying social media mogul leaves his billions to be split evenly between 140 random people—or however many of them are still alive at the moment of his death. Rob Williams (MARTIAN MANHUNTER, THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR) and Michael Dowling (Death Sentence) assemble a cast that includes a young black man trying to get by in St. Louis, an Iranian reporter in need of hope, a retired special forces soldier with a strange sense of purpose, and a thrill-seeking heiress, in this thriller that shows we’re all still part of the food chain.
Collects UNFOLLOW #1-6.


Superman: Lois & Clark

Dan Jurgens
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$17.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262495, 140126249X

Contributor Bio:
Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist most famous for creating Booster Gold, as well as for being one of the main forces behind “The Death of Superman.” He has written and/or illustrated titles such as Justice League America, Captain America, The Sensational Spider-Man, Thor, Teen Titans, Aquaman, DC’s Tangent imprint, and the company-wide DC crossover known as Zero Hour.

Summary: Following the epic events of CONVERGENCE, here are the adventures of the last sons and daughter of the Krypton and Earth as they try to survive in a world not their own. But can they keep this world from suffering the same fate as their own? Can this Superman stop the villains he once fought before they are created on this world? What is Intergang, and why does Lois’s discovery of it place everyone she loves in jeopardy? What will happen when their nine-year-old son learns the true identity of his parents? Make way for the original power couple, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, until death do them part!
From writer Dan Jurgens (SUPERMAN: THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN) and artist Lee Weeks comes the series that fans have been asking for since CONVERGENCE!


Harley Quinn Vol. 4

Amanda Conner
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262532, 1401262538

Contributor Bio:
Amanda Conner began her professional art career as an illustrator for New York City ad agencies. However, her love of comic books and cartooning soon led her to the comics world, where she initially found work at companies such as Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics. Since then, she has worked on a number of high profile projects spanning a variety of genres. Her works include Vampirella, Painkiller Jane, as well as creator-owned projects such as Gatecrasher (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Waid) and The Pro (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis). Her work for DC Comics includes CODENAME: KNOCKOUT, BIRDS OF PREY, TERRA, a well-regarded run on POWER GIRL, and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE. Amanda, along with her artist/writer/husband, Jimmy Palmiotti, and writer Justin Gray currently work together via PaperFilms, a multimedia entertainment studio engaged in screenwriting, art production and development.

Summary: Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys are hitting the road! As if Hollywood wasn’t weird enough already, now Harley’s made her way to Tinseltown and she’s about to have the most destructive fifteen minutes of fame ever. Will the industry survive Harley’s Hollywood hijix, or will the City of Angels fall from grace? And will Coney Island be able to contain Harley’s newfound celebrity status?
From the best-selling creative team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor (STARFIRE) comes HARLEY QUINN VOL. 4!
Collects HARLEY QUINN #19-26 and HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1.


Harley Quinn Book & Mask Set

Amanda Conner
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262662, 140126266X

Contributor Bio:
Amanda Conner began her professional art career as an illustrator for New York City ad agencies. However, her love of comic books and cartooning soon led her to the comics world, where she initially found work at companies such as Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics. Since then, she has worked on a number of high profile projects spanning a variety of genres. Her works include Vampirella, Painkiller Jane, as well as creator-owned projects such as Gatecrasher (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Waid) and The Pro (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis). Her work for DC Comics includes CODENAME: KNOCKOUT, BIRDS OF PREY, TERRA, a well-regarded run on POWER GIRL, and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE. Amanda, along with her artist/writer/husband, Jimmy Palmiotti, and writer Justin Gray currently work together via PaperFilms, a multimedia entertainment studio engaged in screenwriting, art production and development.

Summary: Just in time for Summer 2016’s hottest film, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn is here with the HARLEY QUINN BOOK & MASK SET! The writing team of Amanda Conner (BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE) and Jimmy Palmiotti (ALL STAR WESTERN) have unleashed Harley on an unsuspecting DC Universe as she encounters various heroes and villains…and leaves no one unscathed in her wake! The New York Times bestselling graphic novel HARLEY QUINN VOL. 1: HOT IN THE CITY is now packaged with an exclusive Harley Quinn mask that’s perfect for collectors and new fans alike!
The graphic novel collects HARLEY QUINN #0-6.


52 Book 1

Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263256, 1401263259

Contributor Bio:
Geoff Johns is Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. He has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Teen Titans and The Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: ORIGIN, GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS, GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR, JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME and SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, and is the author of DC Comics’ biggest, most recent events, BLACKEST NIGHT and BRIGHTEST DAY. Johns has also written episodes of the TV series Arrow, Smallville and Robot Chicken.
Writer Grant Morrison is known for his innovative work on comics from the graphic novel ARKHAM ASYLUM to acclaimed runs on ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL, as well as his subversive creator owned titles such as THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY and WE3. He has also written best-selling runs on JLA, SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY and New X-Men and recently helped to reinvent the DC Universe in ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, 52 and BATMAN. He has also written JOE THE BARBARIAN, BATMAN AND ROBIN and THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE.

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.
Collects issues #1-26.


absolute preacherAbsolute Preacher Vol. 1

Garth Ennis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$150.00 USD, $172.00 CAD
736 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401264413, 1401264417

Contributor Bio:
Irish-born writer Garth Ennis is the acclaimed author of the PREACHER graphic novel series, and also has written numerous JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER graphic novels, as well as THE AUTHORITY, THE BOYS, WAR STORIES, PRIDE AND JOY, ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT and amongst many other titles.

Summary: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s groundbreaking Vertigo series is finally given the Absolute Edition treatment with ABSOLUTE PREACHER VOL. 1!
Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of “The Word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.
Collects issues #1-26 of PREACHER in an oversized Absolute Edition format, complete with a new slipcase and bonus material!


All-Star Section Eight

Garth Ennis
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263263, 1401263267

Contributor Bio:
Irish-born writer Garth Ennis is the acclaimed author of the PREACHER graphic novel series, and also has written numerous JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER graphic novels, as well as THE AUTHORITY, THE BOYS, WAR STORIES, PRIDE AND JOY, ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT and many other titles.

Summary: The world’s weirdest super-team is back! PREACHER co-creator and visionary writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea (THE DEMON) return to Section Eight—the fan-favorite group of bizarrely wonderful superheroes not seen since the end of Ennis and McCrea’s cult series, HITMAN.
The DC Universe is in grave danger and there’s only one group of superheroes who can save the day! Unlikely hero Sixpack heads to Gotham City to rebuild Section Eight with former members Bueno Excellente and Baytor, as well as new additions Guts, Powertool, The Grapplah and a “reborn” Dogwelder. But all these heroes combined only add up to seven, and the team name isn’t Section Seven, right? To fill the eighth spot in the roster and save the world, Sixpack and the rest of the team must try to recruit champions of the DCU like Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and more!
Collects DC SNEAK PEAK: ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1 and ALL-STAR SECTION EIGHT #1-6.


American Vampire Vol. 8

Scott Snyder
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262587, 1401262589

Contributor Bio:
Scott Snyder is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer and one of the most critically accalimed scribes in all of comics. His works include Batman, Batman Eternal, Superman Unchained, American Vampire and Swamp Thing. He has also been published in Zoetrope, Tin House, One-Story, Epoch, Small Spiral Notebook, and other journals, and has a short story collection, Voodoo Heart, which was published by Dial Press. He teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence University and lives in New York with his wife, Jeanie, and his son, Jack Presley.

Summary: Vampires in space? It’s 1965. Pearl and Skinner escaped The Gray Trader with more questions than answers, and their search for clues leads them to…NASA! You’ve never seen vampires like this before, as the second major story arc of American Vampire: Second Cycle begins!
Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque continue their epic story, as Skinner Sweet and Pearl touch more of the key moments in American history. Collects American Vampire: Cycle Two #7-11.
From the Hardcover edition.

Publication History: HC (2/16)


Aquaman Volume 7

Cullen Bunn
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
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9781401262730, 1401262732

Contributor Bio:
Cullen Bunn grew up in rural North Carolina, but now lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Cindy, and his son, Jackson. His noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, The Damned: Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. In addition to The Sixth Gun, his projects include Crooked Hills, The Tooth and various work for Marvel and DC Comics, including Lobo, Sinestro, Aquaman and Green Lantern: Lost Army.
Written by Cullen Bunn (Sinestro, Green Lantern: Lost Army) with gorgeous art from Trevor McCarthy, Aquaman Vol. 7: Exiled is an easy jumping-on point for any reader. Collects issues #41-47.


Aquaman Volume 8

Cullen Bunn
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On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
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9781401262723, 1401262724

Contributor Bio:
Cullen Bunn grew up in rural North Carolina, but now lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Cindy, and his son, Jackson. His noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, The Damned: Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. In addition to The Sixth Gun, his projects include Crooked Hills, The Tooth and various work for Marvel and DC Comics, including Lobo, Sinestro, Aquaman and Green Lantern: Lost Army.
Collects AQUAMAN #48-55.


Aquaman: Sub Diego Vol. 2

Patrick Gleason
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On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
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9781401263829, 1401263828

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Will Pfeifer began his writing career on FINALS, a well-received Vertigo miniseries he did in collaboration with Jill Thompson. Since then, his writing has appeared in numerous titles for DC Comics, including TEEN TITANS, CATWOMAN, AQUAMAN, BLOOD OF THE DEMON, H-E-R-O, CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON, and WONDER WOMAN.

Summary: The residents of Sub Diego must rely on Aquaman to solve their mutation mystery! From sea to land, Aquaman must figure out who is behind this catastrophe while keeping the citizens of Sub Diego safe.
Written by Will Pfeifer (TEEN TITANS) and illustrated by Patrick Gleason (BATMAN AND ROBIN), AQUAMAN: SUB DIEGO is the first-ever collection of this classic story. Collects issues #23-29 of AQUAMAN.


Arrow Season 2.5 Vol. 2

Marc Guggenheim
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On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
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9781401263294, 1401263291

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Marc Guggenheim is an award-winning multimedia writer, having scribed film, television, prose, video games and comic books. His television credits include Arrow (co-creator), Law & Order, Jack & Bobby, CSI: Miami and Brothers & Sisters. His best known comic book work includes AQUAMAN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, THE FLASH, JSA, and Amazing Spider-Man, Young X-Men and Supreme Power.


astro city 13Astro City Vol. 13

Kurt Busiek
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On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
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9781401263874, 1401263879

Contributor Bio:
Kurt Busiek was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He began writing comics professionally in 1982, selling stories to both DC and Marvel Comics in the same month, both of which appeared the same day. Since then, he’s written series and characters ranging from Mickey Mouse to Vampirella, including Aquaman, Spider-Man, Conan, Iron Man, the Avengers and more. He is best known for the Marvels series and for his co-creation Astro City, both of which have garnered numerous industry awards. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Ann, and his two daughters. He spends far too much time on the Internet.

Summary: A monster’s-eye-view of heroes, fear, battle and more, as the Living Nightmare—the embodiment of fear itself—goes up against the Honor Guard, and all its secrets come to light. A story that could change the team forever. And half of them just got new costumes, too.
Meanwhile, Starfighter has been enjoying a hero’s reward for decades. But with dark forces stirring in the cosmos, will he be called back to action? Or are there other paths? A look into the past, present and future of Astro City’s cosmic guardian, featuring guest artist Jesús Merino. Collects ASTRO CITY #13, #22, #25, #27-28, and #31


Batgirl: Cassandra Cain Vol. 2

Kelley Puckett
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On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
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9781401263522, 1401263526

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Kelly Puckett is a comic book writer whose work includes LEGENDS OF THE DC UNIVERSE and BATMAN/BATGIRL, as well as the epic event storyline BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND.

Summary: In this action-packed volume, Batgirl faces the deadliest of Gotham’s villains—the Joker—who gets the “Last Laugh” when Cassandra and guest-star Spoiler must also defeat a “jokerized” Shadow Thief. Then, can Batgirl stop the father of a young boy from making a lethal mistake? And just who are the mysterious agents that are after our heroine?
Collects BATGIRL #13-25.


Batman Arkham Vol. 4: Killer Croc

Various
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
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9781401263454, 1401263453

Summary: Known for his brutal strength and hot temper, Killer Croc has been one of Batman’s most physically formidable foes. Born with Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, a medical condition causing Killer Croc’s skin to harden and appear lizard-like, Croc has learned to embrace his destiny as a creature of Gotham’s seedy underbelly.

This new anthology collection features some of Killer Croc’s greatest stories from the past 30 years.


killing joke bwBatman Noir: The Killing Joke

Alan Moore, Brian Bolland
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On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD
Hardcover
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9781401263645, 140126364X

Contributor Bio:
Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, From Hell, Miracleman and SWAMP THING. He is also the mastermind behind the America’s Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP 10. As one of the medium’s most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience. Moore resides in central England.
After making his professional debut in 1975, artist Brian Bolland perfected his clean-line style and meticulous attention to detail on a series of popular strips for the British comics magazine 2000 A.D., most notably its signature feature Judge Dredd. He went on to illustrate the 12-issue maxiseries CAMELOT 3000 and the Alan Moore-written graphic novel BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE for DC before shifting his focus almost exclusively to cover illustration. His elegantly composed and beautifully rendered covers have graced a host of titles, including ANIMAL MAN, BATMAN, THE FLASH, THE INVISIBLES, WONDER WOMAN and many more.

Summary: Alan Moore takes on some of DC’s most classic characters, offering his unforgettable version of the disturbing relationship between the Dark Knight and his greatest foe, the Joker. In this groundbreaking work, Moore creates a twisted tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point to madness, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane. Refusing to give up, Gordon struggles to maintain his sanity with the help of Batman in a desperate effort to best the madman.
This new edition presents the exquisite artwork of Brian Bolland in black and white for the first time. Collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE #1 and a story from BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE.

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Batman/Superman Vol. 4

Greg Pak
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On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
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9781401263683, 1401263682

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Greg Pak is an American film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, which include Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules and the crossover event World War Hulk, and more. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group, and studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and studied film at New York University. His student film, Fighting Grandpa, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. He is currently writing BATMAN/SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS for DC Comics.

Summary: WHO IS SUPERMAN’S JOKER?
Someone is targeting the people closest to Superman—those who wear his sigil, those he cares most about, even innocents whose lives he’s saved. The attacks seem random, but Batman recognizes the pattern. A madman who hates you so much he strikes at the people around you…this is Superman’s Joker.
Worse, the method of the attacks is even more bizarre: the bullets leave no residue, no clues, then seem to disappear into nothingness. Even the World’s Greatest Detective is at a loss.
But when Batman hatches a plan to draw the killer out of hiding, a crucial clue is uncovered—one that reveals that the killer is more closely tied to Superman than they could have imagined! Can Superman, Batman and Supergirl defeat this threat from Superman’s past…or will Superman’s Joker prove to be his final undoing?
Writer Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS) and artist Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL) add a deadly new name to Superman’s rogues gallery…one that will test Superman’s strength and Batman’s mind equally! Collects BATMAN/SUPERMAN #16-20, BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1!


Batman/Superman Vol. 5

Greg Pak
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On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263690, 1401263690

Contributor Bio:
Greg Pak is an American film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, which include Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules and the crossover event World War Hulk, and more. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group, and studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and studied film at New York University. His student film, Fighting Grandpa, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. He is currently writing BATMAN/SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS for DC Comics.

Summary: Spinning out of the #1 New York Times best-selling BATMAN VOL. 7: ENDGAME, and SUPERMAN VOL. 1: BEFORE TRUTH by National Book Award finalist Gene Luen Yang!
Now that the truth is out and world knows that Superman is Clark Kent, the one-time mild-mannered reporter is a wanted man. From the thugs of Metropolis, to the boys in blue, everybody wants a piece of Superman. And with threats to his freedom constantly closing in on him, Superman must also face a new form of evil that appears to be coming from the home of one of his greatest allies—Gotham City! But instead of finding the Batman he’s known for years, Superman is met by a new Dark Knight—James Gordon!
Find out whether Superman and this new Batman will be friends or foes in this, the first meeting of the World’s Finest superheroes in the DCU’s new status quo! Written by acclaimed writer Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS) with art by Adrian Syaf (BRIGHTEST DAY).
Collects DC SNEAK PEEK: BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1 and BATMAN/SUPERMAN #21-27.


Batman/TMNT Vol. 1

James Tynion
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
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9781401262785, 1401262783

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James Tynion IV started in the comics business assisting Scott Snyder in writing backup stories for Snyder’s groundbreaking BATMAN series. Tynion soon began writing TALON a series that spun out of the hugely popular Batman: The Court of Owls storyline. He has also written CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER and RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS.

Summary: DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover event of the decade! Two of the most iconic entertainment icons meet for the first time in a tale that readers never imagined they would see. In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas. As it turns out, the Foot Clan is on the loose. Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail. Get ready for excitement as an assortment of characters from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality! This new graphic novel collection, written by James Tynion IV (BATMAN) and illustrated by Freddie Williams II, collects BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1-6.


Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 2

Peter J. Tomasi
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On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
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9781401263409, 1401263402

Contributor Bio:
Having once proudly served as an editor at DC Comics, Peter J. Tomasi now devotes his time to writing comics and screenplays. Having worked on such DC titles as BATMAN AND ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING, BLACK ADAM, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN and BRIGHTEST DAY, along with critically acclaimed creator owned projects LIGHT BRIGADE and THE MIGHTY, Peter’s most recent works include BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT, based on the best-selling video game franchise.

Viktor Bogdanovic is a professional illustrator from Switzerland. He currently lives in Berlin.

Summary: The prequel to the best-selling game BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT!
Back on the streets, a mysterious enemy lurks in the shadows of Gotham. With special guests like the Suicide Squad in town, things just got more complicated!
Collects BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #7-12.


Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 3

Peter J. Tomasi
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On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263393, 1401263399

Contributor Bio:
Having once proudly served as an editor at DC Comics, Peter J. Tomasi now devotes his time to writing comics and screenplays. Having worked on such DC titles as BATMAN AND ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING, BLACK ADAM, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN and BRIGHTEST DAY, along with critically acclaimed creator owned projects LIGHT BRIGADE and THE MIGHTY, Peter’s most recent works include BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT, based on the best-selling video game franchise.

Viktor Bogdanovic is a professional illustrator from Switzerland. He currently lives in Berlin.

Summary: The prequel to the best-selling game BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT!
Back on the streets a mysterious enemy lurks in the shadows of Gotham, the Arkham Knight. Gathering super-villians like Harley Quinn, the Scarecrow, Bane and Two-Face, Batman must prevent a catastrophy and save Gotham.


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 7

Brian Buccellato, Francis Manapul
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On Sale Date: August 2, 2016
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9781401263546, 1401263542

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Brian Buccellato is a writer and illustrator, best known for his work as scribe on THE FLASH with cowriter and artist Francis Manapul. He has also written DETECTIVE COMICS, INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE and FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION for DC Comics. As a colorist, he’s worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Top Cow, Image and Dynamite Entertainment. His recent coloring credits include ADVENTURE COMICS, HELLBLAZER, SUPERMAN, AND THE FLASH.

Francis Manapul is the artist and co-writer of THE FLASH, which is part of DC Comics–The New 52. His previous work for DC Comics includes books such as ADVENTURE COMICS, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, and THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. His work has been published in various publications from the likes of Aspen Comics, Editions Delcourt, Top Cow Productions, and Devils Due just to name a few. Manapul was born in Manila, Philippines, and currently calls Toronto, Canada his home.

Summary: As Gotham City decends into chaos at the hands of Anarky and his quest for revenge on both the villains and protectors of Gotham. Batman must team up with the cantankerous Harvey Bullock of the Gotham City PD to find Anarky’s true motivation for bringing Gotham to its knees.
Collects issues #35-40, BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS FUTURES END #1, BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS ENDGAME #1.

Publication History: HC (1/16)


Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 8

Peter J. Tomasi
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On Sale Date: August 2, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263553, 1401263550

Contributor Bio:
Having once proudly served as an editor at DC Comics, Peter J. Tomasi now devotes his time to writing comics and screenplays. Having worked on such DC titles as BATMAN AND ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING, BLACK ADAM, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN and BRIGHTEST DAY, along with critically acclaimed creator owned projects LIGHT BRIGADE and THE MIGHTY, Peter’s most recent works include BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT, based on the best-selling video game franchise.

Viktor Bogdanovic is a professional illustrator from Switzerland. He currently lives in Berlin.

Summary: Following the events of “Endgame,” get ready to ride with the GCPD in a whole new city! There’s a new Batman on the block—ex-police commissioner James Gordon! At his side is Detective Harvey Bullock, leading a Bat task force, but what are his duties, and can he be trusted? And what kind of welcome awaits his new partner, Renee Montoya?
From the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling writer Peter J. Tomasi comes the next volume of the critically acclaimed graphic novel series BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 8! Collects BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS #41-46 and DETECTIVE COMICS SNEAK PEAK #1.


Batman: Earth One Vol. 2

Geoff Johns
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On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
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9781401262518, 1401262511

Contributor Bio:
Geoff Johns is an award-winning writer and one of the most popular contemporary comic book writers today. Johns is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels Aquaman: The Trench, Blackest Night, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice League: Origin, Superman: Brainiac and Batman: Earth One which hit #1 on the bestseller list. He is also known for transforming Green Lantern into one of the most critically and commercially successful franchises in comics.
Johns was born in Detroit and studied media arts, screenwriting, and film at Michigan State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he became an assistant to Richard Donner, director of Superman: The Movie. He and his mentor Donner later co-wrote Superman: Last Son featuring the return of General Zod.
Johns has written for various other media, including episodes of Smallville, Arrow and Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken, for which he was nominated along with his co-writers for an Emmy. He is the Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment and resides in Los Angeles, California.

Summary: Following the events of the #1 New York Times bestselling original graphic novel by Geoff Johns, comes the highly anticipated sequel BATMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2!
The Riddler has arrived in Gotham and he’s terrorizing the city with his own twisted brand of anarchy. But why is he attacking now, and what is his endgame? The Riddler isn’t Batman’s only problem, as Killer Croc is on the streets and his violent crimes can’t be ignored. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight has trouble reconciling the increasingly conflicting ideologies of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon in this gripping re-imagining of the Batman mythology.
Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank bring you Batman as you’ve never seen him before in this thrilling original graphic novel that continues their unique take on the Dark Knight.

Publication History: HC (5/15)


Batman: New Gotham

Greg Rucka
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On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263676, 1401263674

Contributor Bio:
Greg Rucka is a novelist whose work on Batman brought fresh attention to the character and to the inhabitants of Gotham City. He won the Eisner Award for Best Story with GOTHAM CENTRAL’s “Half a Life.” His other DC credits include ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, the new Batwoman adventures in DETECTIVE COMICS and SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON. He was one of the co-writers of DC’s weekly series 52. As a novelist, Rucka has nearly a dozen books to his credit, including the recent Walking Dead (Bantam).

Summary: It’s a new dawn for Gotham City after the events of the epic crossover storyline, NO MAN’S LAND. Battles were won and lost, allegiances and friendships were tested, and the city itself was left on the brink of implosion.
Now, officially back under the sanction of the U.S. Government, Gotham is dangerously close to erupting into civil war as two factions of Gothamites vie for control of the home of the Dark Knight. The OGs—those who stayed in Gotham during the cataclysmic events of NO MAN’S LAND—and the DeeZees—residents of the the city who left during the hard times and have now returned—are at each others’s throats and it’s up to Batman, Robin, Nightwing and Batgirl to keep the conflict from coming to a bloody head.
On top of this civil unrest, Batman’s longtime nemesis Ra’s al Ghul has returned to Gotham with a deadly plan that will not only devastate the city, but also the entire world! Only the strong will survive in this collection written by comics superstar Greg Rucka (GOTHAM CENTRAL, Lazarus).
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #742-753.


Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 1

Bill Finger
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On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263331, 140126333X

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William Finger was born on February 8, 1914. He met cartoonist Bob Kane at a party in 1938, and soon after they were collaborating on several adventure strips. Within a year, Batman appeared. Finger’s fondness for pulp fiction and movies influenced his plots and writing style for comic books. He worked on many other DC characters and titles, scripted some of the 1940s daily and Sunday Batman and Robin newspaper strip continuities, and wrote for Quality, Fawcett and Timely.
Finger’s television credits include 77 Sunset Strip, The Roaring Twenties and Hawaiian Eye during the late 1950s and early 1960s. His efforts in the super-hero genre also appeared on TV in the 1960s, including material for the animated New Adventures of Superman plus a two-part Clock King episode of the 1966 Batman series. Finger died in New York City on January 24, 1974. He was posthumously inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 1999.
Robert Kahn was born on October 24, 1916 in the Bronx and at age 18 legally changed his name to Kane. In 1936, this self-proclaimed “compulsive doodleholic” pencilled and inked his first comic book work, Hiram Hick. By 1938 he was selling humorous filler stories to DC Comics, including Professor Doolittle and Ginger Snap. Kane met writer Bill Finger at a party in 1938, and they soon were collaborating on comic book submissions. Their most famous effort, Batman, first appeared in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (May 1939). As Batman’s popularity demanded additional output, Kane kept up the pace by adding assistants and dropping non-Batman assignments. He discontinued his comic book efforts in mid-1943 to pencil the daily Batman and Robin newspaper strip. After the strip’s 1946 demise, Kane returned to illustrating Batman’s comic book adventures and, with the help of several ghosts, remained involved with comics until his retirement in 1968.
The success of the Batman television series brought Kane and his art back into the public eye in 1966. He was subsequently featured in various one-man art shows at galleries and museums nationwide and released a number of limited-edition lithographs. He served as a consultant on the 1989 Batman feature film and its sequels. His autobiography, Batman and Me, was published in 1989, and in 1996 he was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. Kane died on November 3, 1998.

Summary: The stories that catapulted Batman to legendary status are collected here in this new graphic novel series. These original stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27-45, BATMAN #1-3 and NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS #1 include the origin of the Dark Knight, as well as the debuts of Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Professor Hugo Strange, the Joker, Catwoman and more! BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOL. 1 features the work of such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox and Jerry Robinson!


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Bob Kane
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On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
$75.00 USD, $85.00 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263768, 1401263763

Contributor Bio:
William Finger was born on February 8, 1914. He met cartoonist Bob Kane at a party in 1938, and soon after they were collaborating on several adventure strips. Within a year, Batman appeared. Finger’s fondness for pulp fiction and movies influenced his plots and writing style for comic books. He worked on many other DC characters and titles, scripted some of the 1940s daily and Sunday Batman and Robin newspaper strip continuities, and wrote for Quality, Fawcett and Timely.
Finger’s television credits include 77 Sunset Strip, The Roaring Twenties and Hawaiian Eye during the late 1950s and early 1960s. His efforts in the super-hero genre also appeared on TV in the 1960s, including material for the animated New Adventures of Superman plus a two-part Clock King episode of the 1966 Batman series. Finger died in New York City on January 24, 1974. He was posthumously inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame in 1999.
Robert Kahn was born on October 24, 1916 in the Bronx and at age 18 legally changed his name to Kane. In 1936, this self-proclaimed “compulsive doodleholic” pencilled and inked his first comic book work, Hiram Hick. By 1938 he was selling humorous filler stories to DC Comics, including Professor Doolittle and Ginger Snap. Kane met writer Bill Finger at a party in 1938, and they soon were collaborating on comic book submissions. Their most famous effort, Batman, first appeared in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (May 1939). As Batman’s popularity demanded additional output, Kane kept up the pace by adding assistants and dropping non-Batman assignments. He discontinued his comic book efforts in mid-1943 to pencil the daily Batman and Robin newspaper strip. After the strip’s 1946 demise, Kane returned to illustrating Batman’s comic book adventures and, with the help of several ghosts, remained involved with comics until his retirement in 1968.
The success of the Batman television series brought Kane and his art back into the public eye in 1966. He was subsequently featured in various one-man art shows at galleries and museums nationwide and released a number of limited-edition lithographs. He served as a consultant on the 1989 Batman feature film and its sequels. His autobiography, Batman and Me, was published in 1989, and in 1996 he was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. Kane died on November 3, 1998.

Summary: This second BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS includes dozens of stories from the early 1940s in which the Dynamic Duo battle evildoers including the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face, the Scarecrow and many more. These tales were written and illustrated by such luminaries as Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Gardner Fox, Jerry Robinson and more!
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #57-74, BATMAN #8-15 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #4-9.


Best of Looney Tunes Vol. 1

Various
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On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
$12.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
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9781401263591, 1401263593

Summary: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Tweety Bird, and all your other favorite Looney Tunes stars are here in this grand slam collection of their wildest, wackiest, and dare we say LOONIEST comic book adventures! Will Wile E Coyote finally catch the Road Runner? Will Pepé Le Pew get the girl? Don’t miss all the greatest moments from these classic characters!


Best of Vixen

Various
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On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
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9781401263706, 1401263704

Summary: Featuring the star of the CW Seed animated digital series Vixen!
Since her first appearance in ACTION COMICS, Vixen has been featured in SUICIDE SQUAD, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, her own limited series written by G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), and now in CW Seed’s Vixen—set in the same universe as the hit CW TV shows Arrow and The Flash. Co-created by Gerry Conway (co-creator of Punisher), Vixen was one of DC Comics’ first African superheroes and she has continued to be a fan-favorite character since the 1980s.
Read never-before-collected issues and fan-favorite stories starring Vixen in this “best of” compilation!


Checkmate By Greg Rucka Vol. 1

Greg Rucka
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On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263539, 1401263534

Contributor Bio:
Greg Rucka is a novelist whose work on Batman brought fresh attention to the character and to the inhabitants of Gotham City. He won the Eisner Award for Best Story with GOTHAM CENTRAL’s “Half a Life.” His other DC credits include ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, the new Batwoman adventures in DETECTIVE COMICS and SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON. He was one of the co-writers of DC’s weekly series 52. As a novelist, Rucka has nearly a dozen books to his credit, including the recent Walking Dead (Bantam).

Summary: After the explosive events of INFINITE CRISIS and THE OMAC PROJECT, the U.N. formed Checkmate to bring down heroes and villains that get out of line. Using their unique abilities to deputize human and metahuman forces, this agency pulls out all the stops in pursuit of its goal to maintain balance between worlds.
Having finally secured the political backing they needed to survive, Checkmate’s operations begin in earnest, as an agent tries to infiltrate the terrorist group Kobra! But someone within Checkmate seems to be working against them, and a compromised agent is forced to make a deadly, life-changing choice! Collects CHECKMATE #1-12.


Clean Room Vol. 1

Gail Simone
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On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
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9781401262754, 1401262759

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A multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed writer of comics and animation, Gail Simone began writing as a columnist for comicbookresources.com, producing the comics parody column “You’ll All Be Sorry.” She has since had fan favorite runs on such books as BATGIRL, WONDER WOMAN, SUPERMAN, SECRET SIX, BIRDS OF PREY and the creator-owned WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY. She currently writes CLEAN ROOM for Vertigo.

Summary: Fan-favorite Gail Simone’s (BATGIRL, WONDER WOMAN) debut Vertigo series begins here!
Journalist Chloe Pierce had no idea that her fiancé Philip’s decision to pick up a book by enigmatic and compelling self-help guru Astrid Mueller would change her life forever—by ending his! Three months after reading Mueller’s book, Philip had blown his brains out all over Chloe’s new kitchen and something in that book made him do it.
Now, Chloe will stop at nothing as she attempts to infiltrate Mueller’s clandestine organization to find the truth behind Philip’s suicide and a “Clean Room” that she’s heard whispers of—a place where your deepest fears are exposed and your worst moments revealed.
Collects CLEAN ROOM #1-6.


Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol. 2

Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV
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On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
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9781401263713, 1401263712

Contributor Bio:
Ming Doyle is a comic book writer and illustrator, based in the Boston area of Massachusetts. She has illustrated series such as Quantum and Woody for Valiant, Mara (with Brian Wood) for Image Comics and most recently, THE KITCHEN for Vertigo/DC Comics. She is currently writing CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER for DC Comics.

Summary: The Hellblazer is back and he’s settled in New York City!
Now that he’s rid himself of the ghosts that have haunted him for years, John Constantine finds himself face-to-face with an even scarier spectre: himself. With all the time he’s freed up not having to constantly deal with sins of the past, Constantine takes to the internet to connect with the poor souls that could use his particular brand of help. But while the Hellblazer’s making house calls, danger is lurking inside his own home.
Collects issues #6-12.


supergirl bronzeDaring Adventures of Supergirl Vol. 1

Carmine Infantino
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
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The man most closely associated with the Silver Age Flash, Carmine Infantino began working in comics in the mid-1940s as the artist on such features as Green Lantern, Black Canary, Ghost Patrol and the original Golden Age Flash. Infantino lent his unique style to a variety of super-hero, supernatural, and Western features throughout the 1950s until he was tapped to pencil the 1956 revival of the Flash. While continuing to pencil THE FLASH series, he also provided the art for other strips, including Batman, the Elongated Man and Adam Strange. Infantino became DC’s editorial director in 1967 and ultimately its president before returning to freelancing in 1976. Since then he has pencilled and inked numerous features, including the Batman newspaper strip, GREEN LANTERN CORPS and DANGER TRAIL.

Summary: The new chapter in the life and times of the Girl of Steel is here in Daring Adventures of Supergirl Vol. 1!
Shot in a rocket from the same planet as her heroic cousin, Kara Zor-El crash landed on Earth with powers far beyond those around her. Now known as Linda Danvers in her civilian life, she fights for justice as Supergirl!
These adventures collected from the 1980s helped create the now legendary Supergirl mythology, now made famous by the hit CBS series of the same name! Collects The Daring Adventures of Supergirl #1-12.

[I hope the second volume includes the two American Honda PSA comics!]


superman elseworldsElseworlds: Superman Vol. 1

Various
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
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Summary: Clark Kent’s parents are brutally murdered, causing a young boy to grow up to become…Batman? Superman as a grizzled loner trying to save the world from destruction? The Man of Steel as a medieval knight? In Elseworlds, anything is possible.
These reimagined, alternate histories of the Man of Steel are all now here in one collection for the first time ever in SUPERMAN: ELSEWORLDS VOL. 1. Included many tales either never before included in graphic novel form or long out of print, including SUPERMAN: SPEEDING BULLET #1, KAMANDI: AT EARTH’S END #1-6, SUPERMAN: KAL #1, SUPERMAN: AT EARTH’S END #1, SUPERMAN/BATMAN DOOM LINK #1 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: WHOM GODS DESTROY #1-4.

[Adair’s Certainty Principle addendum to Moore’s Observation: All stories are imaginary stories, and all stories will eventually become non-canonical or canonical, depending on point of view of the editor.]

[For those keeping track, “Kal” was Earth-395. The rest are currently non-canonical, post-Multiversity.]


justice league elseworldsElseworlds: Justice League Vol. 1

Various
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On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
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Summary: The Justice League as enforcers in the Wild West? A world where Superman and Batman never came to be and instead Supergirl and Batgirl protect Metropolis and Gotham City? Wonder Woman fighting Jack the Ripper in Victorian England? In Elseworlds, anything is possible.
These reimagined, alternate histories of the Justice League are all now here in one collection for the first time ever in JUSTICE LEAGUE: ELSEWORLDS VOL. 1. Included many tales either never before included in graphic novel form or long out of print, including LEAGUE OF JUSTICE #1-2, JUSTICE RIDERS #1, ELSEWORLD’S FINEST #1-2, ELSEWORLD’S FINEST: SUPERGIRL & BATGIRL #1, TITANS: SCISSORS PAPER STONE #1 and WONDER WOMAN: AMAZONIA #1.


noimageDC Universe By Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman
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On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
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9781401262600, 1401262600

Contributor Bio:
Creator of THE SANDMAN and one of comics’ most accomplished writers, Neil Gaiman is also the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Anansi Boys, American Gods, Stardust and Coraline, as well as the short story collections M Is for Magic and Smoke and Mirrors and the multimedia creation Neverwhere. He also co-wrote the Jim Henson Productions film MirrorMask with longtime collaborator Dave McKean, illustrator of the Gaiman-written graphic novels MR. PUNCH, Violent Cases and BLACK ORCHID. Among his many awards are the Hugo, the Nebula, the Eisner, the Harvey, the Bram Stoker and the World Fantasy Award. Originally from England, Gaiman now lives in the United States.

Collects BATMAN #686, DETECTIVE COMICS #853, GREEN LANTERN/SUPERMAN: LEGEND OF THE GREEN FLAME, plus stories from SECRET ORIGINS, BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE and WEDNESDAY COMICS.

[Compare and contrast with Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days Deluxe Edition. That edition covers most of the DC characters which were eventually transferred to Vertigo. DC… any reason why the Deadman story from Solo #8 isn’t in this edition?]


DC: The New Frontier

Darwyn Cooke
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On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
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Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and animator. After spending several years as a magazine art director and graphic designer, Cooke switched careers and began working in animation, where he contributed to such shows as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Men In Black: The Series. From there, DC Comics approached Cooke to write and illustrate a project that the artist had submitted to the company years earlier: BATMAN: EGO. The critical success of the title led to more freelance work, including the relaunch of the CATWOMAN series with writer Ed Brubaker (which inspired Cooke to write and draw the graphic novel CATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE).
Cooke then spent several years writing and drawing the ambitious epic THE NEW FRONTIER, a six-issue miniseries bridging the gap between the end of the Golden Age of comics and the beginnings of the Silver Age. He is the writer/artist of BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN and co-writer of BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE. Currently he is working on a series of best-selling graphic novel adaptations of Richard Stark’s hard-boiled Parker crime series.

Summary: Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke’s critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is celebrated in this oversized Absolute edition featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and much more! In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia has resulted in the mystery men of the Golden Age being outlaws. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtles toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.

[Currently known as Earth-21.]


DMZ Book Two

Brian Wood
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On Sale Date: August 2, 2016
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9781401263577, 1401263577

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Brian Wood developed his skills as a comics writer and designer while working a string of internet design jobs. Since then he has created a series of successful comics and graphic novels, most notably DMZ, DEMO, NORTHLANDERS, Channel Zero and The Couriers. In addition to earning him international acclaim, these projects have also resulted in four Eisner Award nominations. Brian was also a designer for the video game franchise series Grand Theft Auto for Rockstar Games.

Summary: In this volume, Matty goes undercover to infiltrate a terrorist cell, lands an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. soldier who’s found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ, and turns his attention to several locals: a guerilla artist, a former ally who’s now worse off than a homeless person, and the powerful head of an organization within the DMZ. Collects DMZ #13-28.

Publication History: HC Deluxe (6/14)


Doom Patrol Book Two

Grant Morrison
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On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
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Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for more than twenty years, beginning with his legendary runs on the revolutionary titles ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written numerous bestsellers — including THE MULTIVERSITY, JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men — as well as the critically acclaimed creator-owned series THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. Morrison has also expanded the borders of the DC Universe in the award-winning pages of SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS, BATMAN, INC. and ACTION COMICS.
In his secret identity, Morrison is a “counterculture” spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Supergods, a groundbreaking psycho-historic mapping of the superhero as a cultural organism. He divides his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Scotland.

Summary: The World’s Strangest Heroes continue their adventures in this next collection of Grant Morrison’s career-launching run on DOOM PATROL. For the first time, meet Danny the Street and subsequently Flex Mentallo. But the team soon realizes that there may be more to Flex than they first realized…who is the real Flex?
Collects DOOM PATROL #35-50.


dc gary frankGraphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Gary Frank

Gary Frank
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On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$39.99 USD, $48.99 CAD
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9781401263607, 1401263607

Contributor Bio:
Gary Frank, a native of Bristol, England, began his comics career working on various titles for Marvel UK before entering the American comics scene as the penciller on Marvel’s Incredible Hulk. Frank then came to DC Comics where he was the original artist on BIRDS OF PREY and pencilled the adventures of SUPERGIRL. He has also worked on WildStorm’s GEN 13 as well as his creator-owned series Kin. Frank, along with writer Geoff Johns, has worked on the bestselling titles SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC, SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, and the New York Times #1 bestseller, BATMAN: EARTH ONE.

Summary: A must-own for comic book and artist collections alike, Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Gary Frank celebrates the career of one of DC Comics’ most prolific artists. From Birds of Prey to Superman to Batman: Earth One, Gary Frank’s art features an iconic style that pays homage to classic DC artists while pushing the characters into the future.


Green Arrow Vol. 8

Benjamin Percy
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On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
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9781401262556, 1401262554

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Benjamin Percy is the award-winning author of the new novel The Dead Lands, as well as Red Moon, The Wilding and the short story collections Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. A native of the high desert of Central Oregon, Percy also writes nonfiction which has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Time and more. He is the winner of the Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Award and the Plimpton Prize for fiction. Percy currently writes GREEN ARROW for DC Comics.

Summary: It’s a scary-good new direction for the Emerald Archer in this, the first volume from acclaimed horror novelist Benjamin Percy (Red Moon, The Dead Lands)!
Oliver Queen is back in Seattle and he’s not only got to keep the city safe, he’s also got to look out for his half-sister Emiko, who’s now under his guardianship. But balancing the life of a superhero and a family man is hard when horrifying threats like the mysterious Night Birds are snatching people out of the sky at random. Green Arrow must find out whether the Night Birds are indeed monsters from above, or if there’s something even bigger and even more terrifying behind their sudden appearance in the Emerald City.
Collects DC SNEAK PEEK: GREEN ARROW #1, GREEN ARROW #41-44 and GREEN ARROW ANNUAL #1.


Green Arrow: A Celebration of 75 Years

Various
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On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
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9781401263867, 1401263860

Summary: Sometimes laws must be broken in order to seek true justice. Oliver Queen understands this. As Green Arrow, he is able to protect people and get the justice they truly deserve, even if it means bending the rules now and then.

Celebrate over seven decades of Green Arrow’s gripping adventures throughout the scope of the comics industry.


Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 1

Various
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
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9781401263485, 1401263488

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Born in 1913, John Broome started out his writing career selling science fiction stories to the pulp magazines of the 1930s. His agent for those stories was Julius Schwartz, who in 1945 would join DC Comics’ staff as an editor and, over the next forty years, be responsible for some of the most innovative comics of his time. Broome’s first comic book sale was to Fawcett Comics for the South Seas adventure strip, Lance O’Casey. More work for Fawcett followed, including on Captain Marvel, before World War II interrupted his writing career. When he was released from the service, he looked up his old friend Julius Schwartz at DC and, for more than twenty years, made his creative home there, writing countless scripts for numerous features, including the Golden Age Green Lantern, Justice Society of America, Captain Comet, the Silver Age revival of Green Lantern, the Atomic Knights, Star Hawkins, Rex the Wonder Dog, Detective Chimp, and a variety of science fiction tales. Broome retired from comic boos in the 1970s and settled in Japan where he taught English. John Broome died in Thailand in March 1999.

Summary: One of DC’s greatest superheroes, Green Lantern, stars in this new trade paperback collection.
These are the tales that introduced test pilot Hal Jordan, chronicling his origin story and establishing his role as one of the intergalactic peacekeeping force known as the Green Lantern Corps. Also included are the stories that introduced fellow Green Lanterns Tomar Re and Abin Sur, along with the corps’ overseers, the Guardians of the Universe, plus Green Lantern’s arch-foe, Sinestro.
Collects SHOWCASE #22-24 and GREEN LANTERN #1-9.


Green Lantern/Green Arrow Vol. 2

Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams
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On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
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9781401263157, 1401263151

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Dennis O’Neil is the influential writer of comics including BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and countless other titles. He is also the author of The DC Comics Guide to Writing for Comics (Watson Guptill).

Summary: The superhero duo of Green Lantern and Green Arrow teamed up again for new adventures in the 1970s, taking on injustice across the cosmos. Guest-starring heroes Black Canary and Air Wave, and Green Lantern’s foe Sinestro.
Collects GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #90-100, #106, and #108-110.


Harley Quinn Vol. 3

Amanda Conner
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On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
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9781401262525, 140126252X

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Amanda Conner began her professional art career as an illustrator for New York City ad agencies. However, her love of comic books and cartooning soon led her to the comics world, where she initially found work at companies such as Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics. Since then, she has worked on a number of high profile projects spanning a variety of genres. Her works include Vampirella, Painkiller Jane, as well as creator-owned projects such as Gatecrasher (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Waid) and The Pro (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis). Her work for DC Comics includes CODENAME: KNOCKOUT, BIRDS OF PREY, TERRA, a well-regarded run on POWER GIRL, and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE. Amanda, along with her artist/writer/husband, Jimmy Palmiotti, and writer Justin Gray currently work together via PaperFilms, a multimedia entertainment studio engaged in screenwriting, art production and development.

Summary: NOW HIRING: ASSISTANT HARLEYS!
What with working full time as a psychiatrist, managing an apartment building full of needy tenants and rambunctious pets, skating in the roller derby and trying to start up a new romance, Harley Quinn has precious little time left over for her mission of do-gooding. Time to expand her operation with her very own team of assistants!
But only the best can trusted to spread Harley’s values of honor, trustworthiness and insubordination. The hiring process will be competitive…and bloody!
And that’s not all! In this volume, Harley also breaks into Arkham Asylum to save her bestie Poison Ivy, falls hard for dashing millionaire Bruce Wayne and spreads her own unique brand of holiday cheer.
Everyone’s favorite nutbucket continues her big-city adventures in HARLEY QUINN VOLUME 3: KISS KISS BANG STAB, from celebrated writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and artists Chad Hardin and John Timms, with guest artists Ben Caldwell, Mauricet, Darwyn Cooke, Brandt Peters and more. Collects issues #14-16 of the ongoing series as well as ANNUAL #1, HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, and VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL #1.


DC iconIcon Vol. 1

Various
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
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Dwayne McDuffie is the co-creator of the Emmy Award winning television series STATIC SHOCK and of Milestone Media, the most successful black-owned comic book company in history. In television, he was a Writer/Producer for Warner Brothers’ Justice League Unlimited and was the co-producer/story editor of Cartoon Network’s Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. A leading proponent of multiculturalism in media, Dwayne has created dozens of characters for comics, television and videogames, notably, Marvel Comics’ Damage Control and Deathlok II, and Milestone Comics Icon and Hardware. Dwayne is a multiple Emmy and Eisner Award-nominee, and is the winner of the 2003 Humanitas Prize.

Summary: The flagship character from Milestone Comics is back in this new printing of the classic. This is the title that introduced Augustus Freeman, a successful lawyer who covertly uses his alien superpowers to help those in need. But when a teenage girl from the streets convinces him to use his abilities to inspire his people and becomes his sidekick, Rocket, the affluent Augustus embraces his true destiny and becomes Icon, the hero of Dakota. Collects ICON #1-21.


Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four Volume 1

Brian Buccellato
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On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
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9781401262679, 1401262678

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Brian Buccellato is a writer and illustrator, best known for his work as scribe on THE FLASH with cowriter and artist Francis Manapul. He has also written DETECTIVE COMICS, INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE and FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION for DC Comics. As a colorist, he’s worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Top Cow, Image and Dynamite Entertainment. His recent coloring credits include ADVENTURE COMICS, HELLBLAZER, SUPERMAN, AND THE FLASH.

Summary: The prequel to hit video game and comic series INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US continues with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US – YEAR FOUR VOL. 1!
It’s the year of Gods! Joining the insurgence against Superman, Zeus makes a bid for Earth, bringing the Amazonian Army into the fight. Caught in the middle, who will Wonder Woman side with? Meanwhile, how will Batman take advantage of all this godly interference?
Writer Brian Buccellato and illustrator Bruno Redondo continue the New York Times best-selling series with INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US – YEAR FOUR VOL. 1. Collects issues #1-6.


JLA Vol. 8

Joe Kelly
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On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD
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9781401263423, 1401263429

Contributor Bio:
Writer Chris Claremont has encountered more success than most writers ever dream of. His stories have achieved bestseller status, won numerous awards, and are trendsetters for the industry. Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, he has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman; originated several creator-owned series; is published throughout the world in many different languages; authored nine novels. His papers are in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University, in New York. His work has touched millions.

Summary: The Justice League of America is the ultimate dream team made up of the greatest heroes the world has ever known: Superman, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Green Lantern, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter. A coven of vampires has set their sights on increasing their power base. With the League under attack from these mysterious beings, it is surely only a matter of time before one of them will fall. The celebrated fan-favorite team of Chris Claremont (X-Men, Fantastic Four), John Byrne (Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men) and Jerry Ordway (JLA, Superman, Wonder Woman) pits the JLA against the next generation of villainy. Collects JLA #94-106.


John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 14

Various
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On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
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9781401263737, 1401263739

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Brian Azzarello has been writing comics professionally since the mid-1990s. He is the author of JONNY DOUBLE, BATMAN: BROKEN CITY and the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS, all created in collaboration with artist Eduardo Risso. The New York Times best-selling author’s other work for DC includes the titles HELLBLAZER and LOVELESS (both with Marcelo Frusin), SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW (with Jim Lee), JOKER and LUTHOR (both with Lee Bermejo), SGT. ROCK: BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE (with Joe Kubert), FILTHY RICH (with Victor Santos), and most recently the ongoing series WONDER WOMAN (with Cliff Chiang). He also wrote the Richard Corben-illustrated graphic novels Cage and Banner for Marvel Comics.

Summary: Throughout his sordid career, not much has fazed John Constantine. As long as he’s had his smokes and his freedom, he’s always been in control. But what happens when those things are taken away from him? In this collection, Constantine finds himself in a new kind of hell: a maximum-security penitentiary. Stripped of his trademark trench coat, his pack of Silk Cuts and the safety net of his personal connections, he must adapt to a hard place governed by even harder men, where weakness is rewarded by death…or worse.
Later, Constantine sets out to uncover the nature of the forces that have conspired against him and experiences a different kind of danger while hitchhiking. He’s faced many monsters in his day, but none like the insidiously creepy ones that prowl America’s highways. Along the way, a tiny roadside diner finds itself home to a variety of travelers forced off the road by a cataclysmic snowstorm. Families, drifters, truckers and vacationers are joined by a legendary serial killer—and a certain Englishman with a knack for being in the wrong place at the right time.
Collects HELLBLAZER #146-161, HELLBLAZER SECRET FILES #1.


Justice League of America Vol. 1

Bryan Hitch
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
$24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD
192 pages
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401259761, 1401259766

Contributor Bio:
Bryan Hitch is a comic book artist and writer, best known for his time at both DC Comics and Marvel. Hitch’s widescreen action panels and dynamic action sequences have made him one of the most sought after artists in the industry. In his career, he’s worked with some of the most renowned writers in the industry on several groundbreaking titles, including Warren Ellis (THE AUTHORITY), Mark Waid (JLA), Mark Millar (Fantastic Four and The Ultimates), Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Brian Michael Bendis (The Age of Ultron).He is currently writing and illustrating JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA.

Summary: Bryan Hitch makes his triumphant return to DC Entertainment with the world’s most powerful heroes, the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA!
The New 52 Justice League lineup stars in this action-packed comic epic, written and pencilled by comics superstar Bryan Hitch! The Justice League is comprised of the world’s greatest heroes. When a new, alien threat sets its target on Earth, the world’s greatest heroes, the Justice League, find themselves the last line of defense. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-6.


Justice League United Vol. 3

Jeff Parker
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On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
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9781401263348, 1401263348

Contributor Bio:
Jeff Parker is a Portland, Oregon-based writer and comic book artist. He worked as a storyboard artist on the television cartoon Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, and has written a number of Marvel Comics titles including, X-Men: First Class, Agents of Atlas and Thunderbolts. He is currently writing BATMAN ’66 for DC Comics.

Summary: The JLU are transported into an eternal war between the forces of good and evil but they’ll need to work with with both sides to escape and end the violence. Can the team survive the onslaught of attacks and end the war? Featuring Batigrl, Stargirl, Robotman and Vandal Savage. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #11-16, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED SNEAK PEEK.


legendsLegends 30th Anniversary Edition

John Ostrander
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On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263164, 140126316X

Contributor Bio:
John Ostrander is a comics writer who co-created the science fiction series Grimjack with artist Timothy Truman. With his late wife, Kim Yale, he wrote DC’s SUICIDE SQUAD and MARTIAN MANHUNTER. With artist Tom Mandrake, he wrote a lengthy run of DC’s THE SPECTRE. Ostrander has also written for Marvel Comics and Warp Graphics’ Elfquest series.

Born in England and raised in Canada, John Byrne broke into comics first with Skywald and then at Charlton, where he created the character Rog-2000. Following his tenure at Charlton, Byrne moved to Marvel, where his acclaimed runs on The Uncanny X-Men and The Fantastic Four soon made him one of the most popular artists in the industry. In 1986 he came to DC to revamp Superman from the ground up, and since then he has gone on to draw and/or write every major character at both DC and Marvel.

Summary: In the wake of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the heroes of the DC Universe must find a new purpose and direction in the battle for justice! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and more have dedicated their lives to protecting the innocent and defending justice. But when G. Gordon Godfrey arrives and acts on behalf of Darkseid to create a hate campaign that outlaws super-heroic activities, the world’s greatest find themselves fighting the very people they swore to protect!
Collects the 6-issue 1986 miniseries LEGENDS, featuring art by John Byrne, legendary illustrator of The Uncanny X-Men and writer/artist of MAN OF STEEL.

[GRRRR… many years ago, I suggested that DC collect the entire Legends event for the 100th volume of their Showcase series, which normally collected 25 issues in black-and-white on newsprint. This would have been 28 issues… the six-issue miniseries, plus the 22 tie-in chapters, many of which introduced the new post-Crisis versions.

Also, Marvel should have swiped this plot for Avengers: Age of Ultron last summer with Ultron as the ghost in the machine which leaks SHIELD’s dirty secrets, which would then have made the perfect lead-in to Captain America: Civil War.]


Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 3

Jim Aparo
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
$49.99 USD, $58.00 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263492, 1401263496

Contributor Bio:
Born in 1932, Jim Aparo was a self-taught artist who first attempted to break into the industry in the early 1950s with the legendary EC Comics group. When his work was rejected, Aparo turned to advertising art in his native Connecticut. His dream was realized in 1966 when he began drawing comics for Charlton. In 1968, Aparo came to DC, where he gained notice for work on such books as AQUAMAN, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE PHANTOM, THE SPECTRE, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS. An artist whose work is still considered a high water mark for the industry, Jim Aparo died on July 19, 2005.
Born in 1932, Jim Aparo was a self-taught artist who first attempted to break into the industry in the early 1950s with the legendary EC Comics group. When his work was rejected, Aparo turned to advertising art in his native Connecticut. His dream was realized in 1966 when he began drawing comics for Charlton. In 1968, Aparo came to DC, where he gained notice for work on such books as AQUAMAN, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THE PHANTOM, THE SPECTRE, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS. An artist whose work is still considered a high water mark for the industry, Jim Aparo died on July 19, 2005.

Summary: Jim Aparo was one of the greatest Batman artists of all time, giving the Dark Knight a level of depth, emotion and adventure that had long been absent from the character. Now, DC Comics is re-collecting this legendary illustrator’s great work on one of the greatest heroes ever in this new graphic novel collection LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: JIM APARO VOL. 3. These stories feature appearances by numerous DC heroes (and villains) including The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Sgt. Rock, Green Arrow, Zatanna and more!
Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #151, #154-155, #157-162, #168-170, #173-182, #184-189 and #191.


Lucifer Vol. 1

Holly Black
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On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401261931, 1401261930

Contributor Bio:
Holly Black is the author of best-selling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, The Good Neighbors graphic novel trilogy (with Ted Naifeh), the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and her new dark fantasy novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

Summary: The antihero who made his debut in THE SANDMAN and starred in his own hit series is back in a new series by best-selling writer Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles)!
As this new series begins, God is dead—and Gabriel has accused Lucifer of His murder. Lucifer had motive and opportunity, but claims he can prove his innocence. If Gabriel finds the killer and takes the culprit into custody, Lucifer’s sins will be forgotten, and he’ll be welcomed back to the Silver City. So, despite the fact that Lucifer just opened a new nightclub on Earth and is hiding a mysterious wound, the two brothers set off to solve their Father’s murder. Their investigation will span Heaven, Hell, Earth, and beyond in this antagonistic buddy-cop noir with an angelic flare.
This daring new graphic novel reintroduces the former King of Hell to a new generation of readers watching Fox’s new 2016 series Lucifer! Collects issues #1-6.


New Romancer Vol. 1

Peter Milligan
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On Sale Date: July 19, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
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9781401263515, 1401263518

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Irish writer Peter Milligan joined Vertigo in 1989 with the miniseries SKREEMER and soon became an imprint mainstay, writing SHADE THE CHANGING MAN, HUMAN TARGET, ENIGMA, GREEK STREET and HELLBLAZER. For the DC Universe, he has written Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS and is acknowledged as the driving force behind the “Knightfall” event. He began his comics career with England’s 2000 AD, notably its Bad Company serial. He was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “it” writers in 2002. More recently, Milligan wrote JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and THE NAMES.

Summary: Fired from a cushy job in Silicon Valley, Lexy becomes a coder for New Romancer, an Internet-dating app that’s seen better days. To create fake profiles, she plunders characteristics from history’s most notorious lovers. Using little-known writings by Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, Lexy pushes the boundaries of coding and accidentally unleashes history’s greatest lover: Lord Byron.
Online dating meets courtly love in this paranormal rom-com by Vertigo veteran writer Peter Milligan and rising art-star Brett Parson (Tank Girl).
Collects NEW ROMANCER #1-6.


New Teen Titans Vol. 5

Marv Wolfman, George Perez
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On Sale Date: August 2, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263584, 1401263585

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One of the most prolific and influential writers in modern comics, Marv Wolfman began his career as an artist. Wolfman has helped shape the heroic careers of DC Comics’ Green Lantern, Blackhawk and the original Teen Titans, as well as Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Nova and Dracula. In addition to co-creating THE NEW TEEN TITANS and CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS with George Pérez, Wolfman was instrumental in the revamp of Superman after CRISIS. Wolfman has also written several novels and worked on the Superman: The Animated Series and the Teen Titans animated series on Cartoon Network.

Summary: While Brother Blood and the Brotherhood of Evil are at war with each other, the Titans find themselves tracking and capturing their former teammate Terra. Lies, betrayal and deceipt seep into the team as they try and rehabilitate their former ally. But with threats from without and from within, the very fabric of the team is tested. Collects NEW TEEN TITANS #28-34 and NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2.


Northlanders Book 1

Brian Wood
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On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
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9781401263317, 1401263313

Contributor Bio:
Brian Wood developed his skills as a comics writer and designer while working a string of internet design jobs. Since then he has created a series of successful comics and graphic novels, most notably DMZ, DEMO, NORTHLANDERS, Channel Zero and The Couriers. In addition to earning him international acclaim, these projects have also resulted in four Eisner Award nominations. Brian was also a designer for the video game franchise series Grand Theft Auto for Rockstar Games.

Summary: Sven is living the high life in Constantinople—the Las Vegas of the 11th century—when he learns of his father’s death and sets out to the frigid islands of the North Sea to reclaim his birthright. Intending only to take his money and run, he discovers far more than he bargained for back at home. What follows is a bloody quest to free his people, a struggle to discover his place in a rapidly changing world, and an introduction to the awful sacrifices required to transform from a prince into a king.
Collects NORTHLANDERS #1-16, #18-19, #41.


Omega Men: The Complete Series

Tom King, Barnaby Bagenda
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On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
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9781401261535, 1401261531

Contributor Bio:
Tom King is a comic book writer and novelist, best known for his work at DC Comics including GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN. He often relies on his experience as an ex-CIA agent in his writing, especially apparent in GRAYSON (alongside co-writer Tim Seeley).

Summary: Broadcast across the universe, the Omega Men reveal a beaten and restrained Kyle Rayner. They make their intentions clear as they kill the former White Lantern. Now the universe is on watch and the hunt for the Omega Men begins. The line between good and evil is blurred in this part of the galaxy, and you do not know who to trust. Please Omega. Collects OMEGA MEN #1-12.


Prez: The First Teen President (Backlist)

Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon
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On Sale Date: June 7, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263171, 1401263178

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Joe Simon began his print career in the 1930s as an assistant art director for The Rochester Journal-American, The Syracuse Herald and The Syracuse Journal-American. He moved to New York City in 1939 and quickly found work at the comics packaging company Funnies, Inc., where he created the Fiery Mask. In 1940 he met fellow artist Jack Kirby, and the two went on to form one of the most important partnerships in comics’ Golden Age. Together they created Captain America, the Fighting American and the Guardian, as well as the characters Stuntman, Manhunter, the Boy Commandos and the Newsboy Legion. They also revamped DC’s SANDMAN feature, giving the character a much more dynamic and eye-catching look and introducing Sandy the Golden Boy to the strip.
Following World War II, Simon and Kirby branched out into new genres, publishing the horror title Black Magic as well as the first romance comic Young Romance. After Simon and Kirby went their separate ways in 1955, Simon created the humor magazine Sick and worked extensively in advertising before returning to comics in the 1960s and ’70s with Lancelot Strong, the Fly, Brother Power the Geek, Prez and the Outsiders. In 1990, Simon wrote his autobiographical history of the industry, The Comic Book Makers, and in 1999 he was inducted into the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame.

Summary: One of the stranger series ever published by DC Comics, PREZ was the story of the nation’s first teenage president. With the lowering of the voting age to 18 in the late 1960s, it was only a matter of time until a teenager ran for the highest office in the land—and in PREZ, the aptly named Prez Rickard won, becoming the first teenaged president in U.S. history! But with such power comes corruption—in this case, in the form of Boss Smiley, a literally smiley-faced political fixer who wants Prez to do his bidding.
This title collects all the appearances of Prez since his 1973 debut, including tales by Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN #54), Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #1) and Ed Brubaker (the grunge-influenced VERTIGO VISIONS: PREZ #1). Collects PREZ #1-4, a story from CANCELLED COMICS CAVALCADE, SUPERGIRL #10 (1974), THE SANDMAN #54, VERTIGO VISIONS: PREZ #1 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN #1.


Red Thorn Vol. 1

David Baillie
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On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
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9781401263614, 1401263615

Contributor Bio:
David Baillie is a Scottish comic book writer, best known for his work on 2000 A.D., Judge Dredd Megazine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many other works. Along with illustrator Meghan Hetrick, he has created RED THORN, one of the most anticipated new Vertigo series of 2015.

Summary: On the rain-soaked streets of Glasgow, a girl whose drawings somehow come to life has just stumbled across her one true love. And thousands of miles below those streets, an ancient demi-god plots his escape from the prison where he’s been held for nearly two thousand years. Evil forces are at play and no one is safe as the legends of Scottish mythology collide with the modern world. Fans of FABLES and THE SANDMAN won’t want to miss this riveting dark fantasy epic! Collects issues #1-6.


Robin Vol. 3

Chuck Dixon
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On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263621, 1401263623

Contributor Bio:
Chuck Dixon’s resume includes thousands of scripts for iconic characters like Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Iron Man, the Punisher, The Simpsons, Spongebob Squarepants, G.I. Joe and many others. He is (along with artist Graham Nolan) the creator of the Batman villain Bane, the first permanent addition to the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery in forty years, and for which he won 1993’s Wizard Fan Award for best new character. His graphic novel adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit is a perennial bestseller worldwide. His unprecedented 100 issue run on DC Comics’ ROBIN is considered to be a classic in the comics medium. Chuck’s contributions to Marvel Comics’ The Punisher are widely acknowledged as integral to that character’s development.

Summary: Collected for the first time in years are the early adventures of Tim Drake, a.k.a. Robin!
In these classic tales from Chuck Dixon, considered one of the greatest scribes in the Boy Wonder’s history, Robin recovers from the tragic death of his predecessor and faces untold threats—all without the Dark Knight by his side. Collects ROBIN #1-6 and ROBIN ANNUAL #1-2


Roots of the Swamp Thing Vol. 2

Various
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
$39.99 USD, $48.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781401263812, 140126381X

Contributor Bio:
Gerry Conway began his professional comic book career in 1969 when DC Comics published his first work in its anthology title THE HOUSE OF SECRETS. He went on to co-create the characters Firestorm the Nuclear Man, Vixen and Killer Croc for DC. Conway also worked for Marvel Comics, where he notably wrote “The Night Gwen Stacy Died” in The Amazing Spider-Man #121 as well as serving briefly as that company’s editor-in-chief. His numerous writing credits include the first DC/Marvel crossover, SUPERMAN VS. SPIDER-MAN.
In addition to comics, Conway has published the science fiction novels The Midnight Dancers and Mindship. He has also written for and/or produced such TV series as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Baywatch Nights, Silk Stalkings, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Huntress, and Batman: The Animated Series. Most recently Conway returned to comics to write THE LAST DAYS OF ANIMAL MAN for DC.

Summary: Swamp Thing hones his powers as he battles demons and black magic. Along the way, he helps a mercenary fight a revolution against a tyrannical regime, and faces down an army of undead soldiers. His supernatural obstacles won’t easily subside—Swamp Thing must also reckon with a group of careless villagers seeking eternal youth, and later he is teleported to space and turned captive.


Sandman Mystery Theatre Book 1

Matt Wagner
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On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
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9781401263270, 1401263275

Contributor Bio:
Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for over twenty years. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, his first published work was a short story that would introduce one of comicdom’s most respected creator-owned characters—the mastermind assassin, Grendel. Best known for this epic creation and his other, more personal, allegory, Mage, Matt has also worked on a variety of established characters. These include his groundbreaking work on the character of Batman villain Two-Face in the graphic novel FACES, as well as a five-year stint both developing and generating the stories for the fan-favorite Vertigo title, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE. He also wrote the DR. MID-NITE miniseries for DC Comics and served as the regular cover artist on the Kevin Smith-penned relaunch of GREEN ARROW.
In this noir detective tale of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman to put and end to crime and corruption in 1930s New York. Donning a gas mask, fedora, business suit and cape, Dodds goes after the worst criminals the city has to offer, including the Tarantula, a brutal kidnapper who is mercilessly preying upon the women of high society and The Brute, a man whose gross sensual appetites for lust and violence are rivaled only by his wealth.
These critically acclaimed, award-winning tales are finally available again in SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE BOOK 1. Collects issues #1-12.


Scalped Deluxe Edition Book Five

Jason Aaron
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On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Crime & Mystery
9781401263638, 1401263631

Contributor Bio:
Jason Aaron is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic book writer whose best-known work includes the Native American crime series SCALPED for Vertigo and stints on series such as Star Wars, Ghost Rider, Punisher MAX, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Wolverine & The X-Men, Thor and Avengers vs. X-Men, all for Marvel. Jason was born in Alabama but currently resides in Kansas City. He enjoys many things, but shaving is not one of them.
Collects issues of SCALPED #50-60.


Shadow of the Bat Vol. 1

Various
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On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263195, 1401263194

Contributor Bio:
Alan Grant first entered the comics industry in 1967, writing and editing a variety of British comics. In the late 1980s, with writing partner John Wagner, Grant moved into the American comic market with their first title, the 12-issue miniseries called OUTCASTS for DC Comics. It paved the way for Grant to write Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS and he became one of the main Batman writers through the late 1990s. He has also written LOBO, L.E.G.I.O.N. and The DEMON for DC Comics.

Summary: Arkham Asylum is known for its lunatic inmates, and, now, one in particular: Batman. After the murder of a police officer, the caped crusader has been sentenced to Arkham Asylum. While locked away, a serial killer lurks in the streets of Gotham, including the halls of Arkham. Can Batman capture this knife-wielding fiend or will his enemies reach him first?
Collects BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #1-12.


Slash & Burn Vol. 1

Si Spencer
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On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
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9781401262778, 1401262775

Contributor Bio:
TV writer Si Spencer has written such acclaimed British television shows as Eastenders,Torchwood and Bad Girls. From 1993 to 1995 he was a regular writer for the Judge Dredd Megazine, creating characters such as Harke & Burr and The Creep as well as working on established characters such as Judge Dredd.

Summary: Another day, another hot date. Firefighter Rosheen Hayes takes her relationships with conflagration seriously, whether it’s the trigger-happy burn victim with his sights on her partner or a chance encounter igniting memories of arson at the orphanage. But is she the super-sleuth fire-whisperer or twisted firestarter?
This new ongoing series from writer Si Spencer has all the mystery and intrigue of his hit Vertigo miniseries BODIES. With art by Max Dunbar, SLASH & BURN is a tricky thriller that explores both the excitement and the consequences of succumbing to one’s darkest impulses. Collects issues #1-6.


Starman Omnibus Vol. 3

James Robinson
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On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$29.99 USD, $35.00 CAD
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9781401263362, 1401263364

Contributor Bio:
James Robinson is an acclaimed, award-winning writer whose works include STARMAN and JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE and SUPERMAN. With Geoff Johns, he was cowriter of HAWKMAN. In addition, he wrote the screenplay to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, starring Sean Connery, and created the acclaimed young readers comic series Leave it to Chance.
Collects SHADE #1-4, STARMAN #30-38, STARMAN ANNUAL #2, STARMAN SECRET FILES #1.

Publication History: HC (6/09)


noimageStatic Shock Vol. 1

Dwayne McDuffie
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On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401263836, 1401263836

Contributor Bio:
One of the founders of Milestone Media, the original production house for the STATIC comic book, Dwayne McDuffie is the Eisner Award-winning writer of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and Fantastic Four, as well as stories starring Batman, Spider-Man and many others. He was producer and story editor for the animated TV series Static Shock and Justice League.

Summary: Protecting Dakota City from super-powered evil-doers, Static must discover who has been pulling the strings that lead to the Big Bang. Guest appearences by Hotstreak, the Blood Syndicate and many others.
Collecting over a dozen issues that have never been reprinted, STATIC SHOCK VOL. 1 collects STATIC #1-22.


Suicide Squad Vol. 4

John Ostrander
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On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
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9781401262617, 1401262619

Contributor Bio:
John Ostrander is a renowned comics writer who co-created the science fiction series Grimjack with artist Timothy Truman. With his wife, the late Kim Yale, he wrote DC’s SUICIDE SQUAD. With artist Tom Mandrake, a frequent collaborator, he wrote a lengthy run of DC’s THE SPECTRE.

Summary: The Suicide Squad has always been held in check by their leader Amanda Waller. But it becomes clear that Waller is sending her agents on missions in the pursuit of her own private agenda called The Janus Directive. Soon other governments and super-villain teams become involved and all-out chaos errupts. Who controls the one who controls the super-villains?
Collects CHECKMATE #15-18, SUICIDE SQUAD #27-30, MANHUNTER #14, FIRESTORM #86, CAPTAIN ATOM #30.


Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Deadshot

Brian Buccellato
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On Sale Date: August 30, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
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9781401263805, 1401263801

Contributor Bio:
Brian Buccellato is a writer and illustrator, best known for his work as scribe on THE FLASH with cowriter and artist Francis Manapul. He has also written DETECTIVE COMICS, INJUSTICE: YEAR THREE and FOREVER EVIL: ROGUES REBELLION for DC Comics. As a colorist, he’s worked for Marvel, DC, Vertigo, Top Cow, Image and Dynamite Entertainment. His recent coloring credits include ADVENTURE COMICS, HELLBLAZER, SUPERMAN, AND THE FLASH.

Summary: One of the stars of Summer 2016’s most explosive films, Suicide Squad, is finally here in his own series: Deadshot!
Deadshot is on the run, taking on a series of new contracts, and re-establishing himself as the world’s most deadly marksman. But things are about to get complicated for Floyd Lawton when a figure from his past threatens to expose a dark secret…and Deadshot gets word of his next target: Lex Luthor!
Prepare for Summer 2016’s biggest blockbuster film with SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: DEADSHOT, by Brian Buccellato (THE FLASH, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US) and Viktor Bogdanovic (BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT).


Suicide Squad: The Silver Age

Ross Andru
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On Sale Date: July 12, 2016
$24.99 USD, $29.99 CAD
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9781401263430, 1401263437

Summary: When a large wave carrying a heated object capable of destroying anything in its path appears, the authorities throw everything they have at it to stop it from making landfall. When all other options are exhausted, the U.S. calls in their new team, Task Force X, led by Rick Flag!
Soon to be a major motion picture, this new graphic novel collection features the origins of the Suicide Squad! Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD#25-27, #37-39.


supergirl cosmicSupergirl: Cosmic Adventures of the 8th Grade (New Edition)

Landry Walker
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On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
Ages 9 to 12, Grades 4 to 7
$12.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
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Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263201, 1401263208

Contributor Bio:
Starting with minicomics, Landry Walker has been working in the industry since 1991. He was a co-founder of a small press collective called Puppy Toss, and helped produce and distribute an anthology series called Skim Lizard. Walker spent several years writing creator-owned, original comics for Disney Adventures Magazine—most notably a monster series called The Super Scary Monster Show—Featuring Little Gloomy. Walker wrote several BATMAN comics, co-wrote the Incredibles comic series with Mark Waid, co-wrote an original graphic novel called Odd Thomas with Dean Koontz, and worked in Paris developing Little Gloomy into the internationally distributed television series called Scary Larry. He also wrote for Marvel Super Heroes magazines and has written Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, a book sequel to Frozen and co-created and wrote a comic series for Image called Danger Club.

Summary: Meet Linda Lee! She’s the newest kid on the block—and the planet, too! Find out how an ordinary girl from Krypton became the most extraordinary girl on Earth. And if you think life is tough as a hero, try being in the eighth grade!
Super-strength, the ability to fly and extra-speedy reflexes should make a girl’s life easier, but they only seem to complicate things for Supergirl. Life gets a lot crazier, though, when a new enemy named Belinda Zee shows up. And with girls like Belinda around, facing down super-villains doesn’t seem so bad.
Arch-frenemies, scheming faculty, an intergalactic orange kitty and a flying horse are just a few things that come her way. Supergirl is so busy as a hero, will she even make it to graduation?
Collects SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE #1-6.

[YES! YES YES YES! EVERYONE! Go and buy lots of copies, so we can read what happens in the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Grades!

Why should you read this? Because this is one of the BEST versions of Supergirl ever created! Man, this is chock-a-block filled with all sorts of stuff fans loved about the Silver Age Linda Lee, with a twist ending!

I gave this to my nieces for Christmas when it was first published in 2009!]


JLA world without supermanSuperman & Justice League America Vol. 2

Dan Jurgens
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On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
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9781401263843, 1401263844

Contributor Bio:
Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist most famous for creating Booster Gold as well as for being one of the main forces behind “The Death of Superman.” He has written and/or illustrated titles such as JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA, Captain America, The Sensational Spider-Man, Thor, TEEN TITANS, AQUAMAN, DC’s Tangent imprint, and the company-wide DC crossover known as ZERO HOUR.

Summary: The Man of Steel has died! Falling at the hands of the monster Doomsday, the Justice League’s most powerful member is now gone, and along with killing him, the creature grievously injures Leaguers Blue Beetle, Booster Gold and more!
How will the Justice League re-collect in this moment of crisis? Who will be the newest members? And how will they deal in a world without Superman?
Dan Jurgens, one of the main forces behind the top-selling “Death of Superman” saga takes over as writer and artist on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA in these classic tales featuring a brand new League! Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69-77.


Superman – Action Comics Vol. 7

Greg Pak
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On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
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9781401262624, 1401262627

Contributor Bio:
Greg Pak is an American film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, which include Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules, the crossover event World War Hulk, and more. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group, and studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and studied film at New York University. His student film, Fighting Grandpa, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. He is currently writing BATMAN/SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS for DC Comics.

Summary: A new epic begins! The deck is stacked against Superman when Smallville is poisoned by the appearance of dark magic and ancient horrors! Can Superman figure out what’s going on and save his hometown before this evil epidemic spreads across the entire world? Superman must stop the evil undead threat of the Ultrahumanite from crushing humanity!
Now available in trade paperback, SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 7 by the creative team of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder collects ACTION COMICS #36-40 and ACTION COMICS: FUTURES END #1.


Superman – Action Comics Vol. 8

Greg Pak
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 26, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401262631, 1401262635

Contributor Bio:
Greg Pak is an American film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, which include Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules and the crossover event World War Hulk, and more. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group, and studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and studied film at New York University. His student film, Fighting Grandpa, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. He is currently writing BATMAN/SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS for DC Comics.

Summary: Spinning out of the epic events of National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang’s SUPERMAN VOL. 1: BEFORE TRUTH graphic novel, the secret is out! The world knows that Clark Kent is the Man of Steel!
The reprecussions of this massive event have affected Superman on every front, including his relationship with the once-trusted Metropolis Police Department. However, as Clark deals with a society that no longer trusts him, he must fight off a monstrous army called the Shadow Warriors as they try to destroy the city. The only problem? Along with his secret identity, Superman’s powers have gone on the fritz. Does the former Man of Steel have enough strength to stop this grave threat?
From the critically acclaimed creative team of Greg Pak (BATMAN/SUPERMAN) and Aaron Kuder, comes SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 8. Collects issues #41-46 and SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS SNEAK PEAK #1.


Superman/Batman Vol. 5

Jeph Loeb
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: September 6, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263850, 1401263852

Contributor Bio:
Alan Burnett is a television writer/producer particularly associated with DC Comics and Walt Disney television animation. He has had a hand in virtually every DC animated project since the waning years of the Super Friends, including Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Batman Beyond and The Batman. He recently wrote the DC Universe Original Animated Movie, Green Lantern: First Flight and continues to translate the DC Comics icons for epic television adventures.
Dustin Nguyen has been drawing for DC Comics since the beginning of his comic book career in 2000. A lifelong Batman fan, he has provided artwork for BATWING and BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED, and he has worked on such flagship DC and WildStorm titles as BATMAN, WILDC.A.T.S, THE AUTHORITY and SUPERMAN/BATMAN, as well as his creator-owned (with writer Scott Lobdell) title MANIFEST ETERNITY. Nguyen has also contributed cover art for the comics adaptations of Friday the 13th and Supernatural. He resides in Long Beach, California with his lovely wife Nicole and their two beautiful children, Bradley and Kaeli.

Summary: Featuring two of the DC Universe’s most popular heroes!
Fan-favorite artist Dustin Nguyen and writer Alan Burnett join forces to tell the most exciting tales of two of the most iconic characters in the world: Superman and Batman!


Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 3

Peter J. Tomasi
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263218, 1401263216

Contributor Bio:
Having once proudly served as an editor at DC Comics, Peter J. Tomasi now devotes his time to writing comics and screenplays. Having worked on such DC titles as BATMAN AND ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING, BLACK ADAM, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN and BRIGHTEST DAY, along with critically acclaimed creator owned projects LIGHT BRIGADE and THE MIGHTY, Peter’s most recent works include BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT, based on the best-selling video game franchise.

Summary: Featuring the new all-star creative team of writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN) and Doug Mahnke (JUSTICE LEAGUE)!
It’s no surprise that after recent events, Superman and Wonder Woman are cautious about the appearance of the new hero who calls himself Wonderstar. But this mysterious hero seems to be asking for nothing more than their guidance in dealing with his strange, erratic powers—and for their help in protecting his loved ones and his secret identity. The only problem is that his past is a blank slate. He doesn’t know who he is, where he comes from—or why is feels a strange connection to the Man of Steel and the Amazon Warrior! Collects SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN#8-11 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1.


Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 4

Peter J. Tomasi
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263225, 1401263224

Contributor Bio:
Having once proudly served as an editor at DC Comics, Peter J. Tomasi now devotes his time to writing comics and screenplays. Having worked on such DC titles as BATMAN AND ROBIN, GREEN LANTERN CORPS, NIGHTWING, BLACK ADAM, THE OUTSIDERS, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS, BLACKEST NIGHT: BATMAN and BRIGHTEST DAY, along with critically acclaimed creator owned projects LIGHT BRIGADE and THE MIGHTY, Peter’s most recent works include BATMAN – DETECTIVE COMICS and BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT, based on the best-selling video game franchise.

Summary: Spinning out of National Book Award Finalist Gene Luen Yang’s SUPERMAN VOL. 1: BEFORE TRUTH comes the second storyline from the all-star creative team of Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN) and Doug Mahnke (JUSTICE LEAGUE)!
The truth has come out and now the entire world now knows Superman’s secret identity as Clark Kent. After losing his powers—and now this revelation—Superman needs all the support he can get and, luckily, the Amazonian warrior Wonder Woman has vowed to stand by her man no matter what comes their way. But that might be harder than she thought when she and Superman must head to Clark’s hometown of Smallville, Kansas to investigate the mysterious disappearnce of his first “real girlfriend,” Lana Lang.
Featuring an appearance by Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad, this adventure may be the most challenging test in the history of the power couple.
Collects DC SNEAK PEEK: SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #1 and SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #18-24.


Superman: Panic in the Sky (New Edition)

Dan Jurgens
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263232, 1401263232

Contributor Bio:
Dan Jurgens is a writer and artist most famous for creating Booster Gold as well as for being one of the main forces behind “The Death of Superman.” He has written and/or illustrated titles such as JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA, Captain America, The Sensational Spider-Man, Thor, TEEN TITANS, AQUAMAN, DC’s Tangent imprint, and the company-wide DC crossover known as ZERO HOUR.

Summary: Brainiac returns to invade the earth with his ultimate weapon, Warworld, a planet-sized satellite built for destruction. With the help of super-powered friends like Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and many more, Superman must lead the attack on Brainiac and protect Earth!
Collects ACTION COMICS #474-475, SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL #9-10, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #488-489, SUPERMAN #66.


Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 2

Various
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 14, 2016
$75.00 USD, $85.00 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263249, 1401263240

Contributor Bio:
Born in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, Jerome Siegel was, as a teenager, a fan of the emerging literary genre that came to be known as science fiction. Together with schoolmate Joe Shuster, Siegel published several science-fiction fan magazines, and in 1933 they came up with their own science fiction hero—Superman. Siegel scripted and Shuster drew several weeks’ worth of newspaper strips featuring their new creation, but garnered no interest from publishers or newspaper syndicates. It wasn’t until the two established themselves as reliable adventure strip creators at DC Comics that the editors at DC offered to take a chance on the Superman material—provided it was re-pasted into comic book format for DC’s new magazine, ACTION COMICS. Siegel wrote the adventures of Superman (as well as other DC heroes, most notably the Spectre, his co-creation with Bernard Baily) through 1948 and then again from 1959-1966, in the interim scripting several newspaper strips including Funnyman and Ken Winston. Jerry Siegel died in January, 1996.

Summary: The earliest adventures of Superman, from 1940 through 1942, are collected for the first time together in one massive hardcover. In these early stories, Superman battles social injustice and political corruption, fighting for the common man, taking on crooked land developers, spoiled socialites and much more.
Collects ACTION COMICS #32-47, SUPERMAN #8-15, WORLD’S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #2-4.


Swamp Thing Vol. 3: Trial By Fire

Mark Millar
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Horror
9781401263379, 1401263372

Contributor Bio:
Mark Millar is a comic book writer, best known for his work at Marvel Comics and DC Comics throughout the 21st century. After proving himself in the ’90s as a talent to watch while writing for DC Comics (on THE AUTHORITY and THE FLASH) and the UK comic 2000 AD, he made his first major contribution to Marvel with Ultimate X-Men, then moved on to The Ultimates, Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Wolverine, Civil War and the creator-owned series Kick-Ass.
Collects SWAMP THING #161-171.


Telos

Jeff King
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263744, 1401263747

Contributor Bio:
Jeff King is the writer and creator of the hit USA series White Collar, as well as over a dozen other TV shows throughout the past 20 years. He has also written the epic crossover CONVERGENCE for DC Comics, as well as the spin-off series TELOS.

Summary: The villain of the world-shattering CONVERGENCE event stars in his own new series! Set loose from his planetary tether at the end of the best-selling CONVERGENCE, Telos finds himself free and able to traverse space and time via a sliver of Brainiac’s powers. As this epic begins, he embarks on an odyssey, journeying across time and space in search of his past.
Written by executive producer of the hit TV series White Collar, Jeff King, TELOS VOL. 1 is the next great DC Comics multiversal epic. Collects issues #1-6.


The Demon: The Longest Day

Garth Ennis, Nigel Dobbyn
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 2, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401260996, 1401260993

Contributor Bio:
Garth Ennis has been writing comics for twenty years, initially for British titles like 2000 AD and Crisis, then for various American publishers. As well as PREACHER, his credits include HELLBLAZER, HITMAN, WAR STORY, ADVENTURES IN THE RIFLE BRIGADE, KEV, BATTLER BRITTON, The Boys, Battlefields, Dan Dare, 303, The Chronicles of Wormwood, Crossed, Streets of Glory, Dicks, The Punisher, Fury and The Pro. Originally hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he now resides in New York City with his wife, Ruth.

Summary: Etrigan the Demon’s violent and funny adventures continue in this collection, featuring never-before-reprinted issues of Preacher creator Garth Ennis’s run on The Demon. Witness the birth of the ever-rhyming Etrigan’s son. Then, see as The Demon and Jason Blood trick Captain Scumm into selling something he can never get back. And don’t miss tons of appearances by Hitman!
Collects The Demon #49-58.


The Flash: Season Zero Vol. 2

Andrew Kreisberg
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: July 5, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263386, 1401263380

Contributor Bio:
Andrew Kreisberg was born on April 23, 1971. He is a producer and writer, known for Arrow, The Flash and Boston Legal.

Summary: An all-new series set in the world of the smash-hit TV show, The Flash!
After being struck by lightning during a freak accident, Barry Allen gained the power of super speed and took on the responsibility of Central City’s guardian angel, The Flash! Follow Barry’s early adventures as the Scarlet Speedster while he tries to balance the life of a super-hero, the demands of a day job, and, hardest of all, dating.
Written by Arrow and The Flash writer/producer Andrew Kriesberg, this digital-first series will take you even further into the world of the fastest man alive!


The Flash Vol. 7

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$14.99 USD, $17.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263652, 1401263658

Contributor Bio:
Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of The Homeland Directive and the sci-fi graphic novel series The Surrogates, the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film starring Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames. His most recent projects are GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH and Valiant’s X-O Manowar.


The Flash Vol. 8

Robert Venditti, Van Jensen
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 9, 2016
$22.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Hardcover
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263669, 1401263666

Contributor Bio:
Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of The Homeland Directive and the sci-fi graphic novel series The Surrogates, the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film starring Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames. His most recent projects are GREEN LANTERN, THE FLASH and Valiant’s X-O Manowar.

Summary: Just when Barry’s life had returned to something that resembled normal, one of the most powerful and dangerous foes immerges. Professor Zoom and his team of acolytes have broken Barry’s father out of prison for some unknown reason and Barry must stop them before his life, reputation, and family are torn apart. Collects THE FLASH SNEAK PEEK #1 and issues #41-47.


Wonder Woman ’77 Vol. 1

Various
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 21, 2016
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263287, 1401263283

Contributor Bio:
Marc Andreyko is a comic book and screenplay writer, known for writing the 2000s ongoing series MANHUNTER for DC Comics. He co-created (with artist Jesus Saiz) Kate Spencer, the title character of the series, the first female character to carry the long-running legacy. Andreyko co-wrote the graphic novel Torso with Brian Michael Bendis, for which he was nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize Awarded by the Audience and the Prize for Scenario (script). He co-created with P. Craig Russell an Eisner- and Harvey-winning one-shot for Marvel Comics featuring Dr. Strange entitled What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen? He has written comics for other publishers, including Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, and Todd McFarlane Productions/Image Comics.

Summary: The classic series finally comes to the comic page in WONDER WOMAN ’77 VOL. 1, continuing the adventures of the TV series starring Lynda Carter!
Travel back to the sizzling ’70s as the undercover Amazon Princess joins forces with special agent Steve Trevor to defend America against Cold War-era criminals. A search for an escaped Soviet scientist brings Wonder Woman to the hottest disco of the day, Studio 52, where a live stage act might prove more of a threat to Wonder Woman than the Russian Roller Derby girls out to bring the scientist home.
Written by Marc Andreyko (BATWOMAN) and a host of talented illustrators, this graphic novel will delight fans of the series as well as current fans of the Amazonian Princess. Collects WONDER WOMAN ’77 SPECIAL #1-2.


Wonder Woman By George Perez Vol. 1

George Perez
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 23, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263751, 1401263755

Contributor Bio:
George Pérez started drawing at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Born on June 9, 1954, Pérez began his professional comics career as an assistant to Rich Buckler in 1973. After establishing himself as a penciller at Marvel Comics, Pérez came to DC in 1980, bringing his highly detailed art style to such titles as JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and FIRESTORM. After co-creating THE NEW TEEN TITANS in 1980, Pérez and writer Marv Wolfman reunited for the landmark miniseries CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS in 1985. In the aftermath of that universe-smashing event, Pérez revitalized WONDER WOMAN as the series’ writer and artist, reestablishing her as one of DC’s preeminent characters and bringing in some of the best sales the title has ever experienced. He has since gone on to illustrate celebrated runs on Marvel’s The Avengers, CrossGen’s Solus and DC’s THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD.

Summary: One of the most popular artists working in comics over the last 30 years, George Pérez’s resume contains a who’s-who of the most popular characters in comics. From his co-creation, with Marv Wolfman, of THE NEW TEEN TITANS in the 80s and his work on CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and WONDER WOMAN to his mega-successful JLA/AVENGERS, Pérez’s work has thrilled comics fans for over three decades.
Wonder Woman’s first assignment in this new series takes her to Man’s World, to teach humanity the ways of the goddess Gaea—no matter who objects.
This omnibus collects the start of Pérez’s acclaimed run on Wonder Woman, presenting a thrilling new vision of the Amazon Warrior, in these stories from WONDER WOMAN #1-14.


Wonder Woman By Greg Rucka Vol. 1

Greg Rucka
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: June 28, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
9781401263324, 1401263321

Contributor Bio:
Greg Rucka is a novelist whose work on Batman brought fresh attention to the character and to the inhabitants of Gotham City. He won the Eisner Award for Best Story with GOTHAM CENTRAL’s “Half a Life.” His other DC credits include ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, the new Batwoman adventures in DETECTIVE COMICS and SUPERMAN: WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON. He was one of the co-writers of DC’s weekly series 52. As a novelist, Rucka has nearly a dozen books to his credit, including the recent Walking Dead (Bantam).

Summary: Eisner Award-winning author Greg Rucka’s critically acclaimed run writing the Amazon Warrior is finally collected in its entirety, beginning in WONDER WOMAN BY GREG RUCKA VOL. 1!
When Diana writes a book that shares her beliefs, it ignites a firestorm of controversy—and even gets the attention of the Olympian gods! Now Wonder Woman faces her most personal battle yet as she confronts attacks on all levels, from Veronica Cale to Dr. Psycho to Silver Swan and even the War God Ares himself!
Collects WONDER WOMAN#195-213.


Y: The Last Man Book Five

Brian K. Vaughan
FRONTLIST
On Sale Date: August 16, 2016
$19.99 USD, $23.99 CAD
Trade Paperback
Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
9781401263720, 1401263720

Contributor Bio:
Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning co-creator of many critically acclaimed comic books, including Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA, Runaways and PRIDE OF BAGHDAD. A professional comics writer since his days as an undergraduate film student at New York University, Brian has written every major DC and Marvel character from Batman to the X-Men. He’s also written several screenplays, stage plays and short stories, but mostly, he likes to work on the funnybooks. He also served as writer and story editor on the hit TV series Lost.

Summary: The trade paperback version of Brian K. Vaughan’s acclaimed science fiction Y: THE LAST MAN BOOK FIVE DELUXE.
Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, continues his global adventures on the trail of his kidnapped monkey, Ampersand, and his lost fiancée.



 

10 COMMENTS

  1. “YES! YES YES YES! EVERYONE! Go and buy lots of copies, so we can read what happens in the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Grades!”

    Yes! Adventures in Eighth Grade is not just one of my favorite Supergirl stories, but one of my favorite Superfamily entire stories.

    “Writer Chris Claremont […]. Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, he has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman”

    I mean, sure he *has* written them, but only here in a DC solicit would that ever be counted worth the mention in a Claremont bio!

    “Also, Marvel should have swiped this plot for Avengers: Age of Ultron last summer with Ultron as the ghost in the machine which leaks SHIELD’s dirty secrets, which would then have made the perfect lead-in to Captain America: Civil War.”

    You mean they should have retreaded the ghost in the machine and the leaking of SHIELD secrets from Winter Soldier? Which is the movie Secret War is actually the sequel too? (But wait, it’s Marvel movies, let’s not admit they did something right.)

    DC does some great prices for their massive collections of older issues. I’m more of a Marvel guy and am buying their Epic Collections, but I wish I could do that at DC prices!

  2. Why are only the writers front listed on all the titles? what happened to the artists? are they selling just the scripts?
    The only artist I see is Brian Bolland next to Alan Moore…
    Lame..

  3. That’s a super neat sounding Prez collection, and I can’t express how much I’m looking forward to a nicer edition of Sandman Mystery Theater and a complete Omega Men volume (Tom King is making some stellar comics!).

    A new volume of Teen Titans Earth One is a bit of a surprise. I’m glad to hear Lemire is still doing the occasional DC job.

  4. My daughter already has a copy of the original printing of Cosmic Adventures, but I shall be buying new copies as gifts. Definitely one of the all-time great Superfamily stories (as is Art Baltazar’s Superman Family Adventures, actually). And I am indeed also psyched about the possibility of getting all of Sandman Mystery Theatre in trade.

  5. Regarding the author credits:
    Since everything’s digital and online now, I expect DC to update these entries with actual covers and better data. Checking the Random House Penguin website, previous editions of Y list the illustrator.

    Author is still the primary entry for bibliography. It’s got to be there for minimum data entry. (Yes, I know that the illustrator is just as important in comics. But in library science, the author gets the first entry)

  6. As noted, these listings all came from Edelweiss and not from solicits direct from DC. I’m sure the actual solicits when they come out from DC will have more creator details. Iusually use Edelweiss. for checking on upcoming novel releases, so don’t usually look at the GN listings.

  7. @Torsten: Actually, in library-land it is whoever is listed first on the title page who gets listed as the Main Entry. Since comics publishers usually list the writer(s) before the artist(s), it usually is the first-listed writer who gets that honor.

    (At least that’s how it was in AACR2; not sure if that’s changed in RDA, though I don’t think that it did…)

  8. Good lord…

    “Yet another edition of the Killing Joke “

    —according to Amazon, there is one edition of KILLING JOKE available—a $17.99 hardcover. What are you talking about?

    “Absolute Preacher will hit shelves in July, after it premieres on AMC in May.”

    —But this is an expensive, collector-intended title. The more affordable trades are all in print and available.

    “Lucifer pubs in July, although the series will air on Fox on January 25, 2016.”

    —But according to the description, this collects the new LUCIFER series, which just released issue #1.. The backlist trades of LUCIFER are all in print and available. So Vertigo has trades AND a new series on stands as the show debuts. Isn’t this the exact opposite of what you are saying?

    “Imagine if Watchmen was out of print when the trailer hit!”

    —We don’t have to. It wasn’t. DC sold a million copies.

    “Just like movies, the books have to be on the shelves as soon as production starts!”

    —As just demonstrated, they are. I thought Torsten was a book “expert”. As just demonstrated, not so much…

  9. I just pre-ordered about 20 of those on Amazon.

    Those Elseworld books are exciting, as is Prez – and more Suicide Squad! I repeat, we’re half way through all of Ostrander’s Suicide Squad being collected! We live in exciting times~!

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