DC announces trade lineup for Jan./Feb. 2005

Monday, October 10, 2005

Aaaaand ... DC has announced their trades for January and February (waiting until the fifteenth of the month? We don't need no stinkin' waiting for the fifteen of the month!). Let's run through the highlights, shall we?

BATMAN: HUSH RETURNS TP
Writer: A.J. Lieberman
Artists: Al Barrionuevo, Lee Bermejo, Javier Pina, Francis Portela, Jimmy Palmiotti and Bit
Collects BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #50-55 and 66
208 pages, $12.99 US

And "Pushback" it is, plus issue #66, which is ([A] kind of a hell of a jump, and [B]) a Villains United tie-in.
FLASH: ROGUE WAR TP
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Howard Porter and Livesay
Collects THE FLASH 1/2, #212, 218, and 220-225
208 pages, $17.99

I can't believe I forgot all about Flash 1/2. Anyway, that fills all the Flash gaps. Excellent!
SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 1 TP
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artists: J.H. Williams III, Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart, Ryan Sook, Frazer Irving and Mick Gray
Collects SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #0, SEVEN SOLDIERS: SHINING KNIGHT #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: GUARDIAN #1-2, SEVEN SOLDIERS: ZATANNA #1-2 and SEVEN SOLDIERS: KLARION THE WITCH BOY #1
224 pages, $14.99 US

No JLA: Classified? Aw!
SUPERMAN: SACRIFICE TP
Writers: Greg Rucka, Mark Verheiden and Gail Simone
Artists: Ed Benes, John Byrne, Karl Kerschl, Rags Morales, Tony Daniel, David Lopez, Ron Randall, Derec Donovan, Georges Jeanty, Tom Derenick, Tony Daniel, Alex Lei, Rob Lea, Mariah Benes, Nelson, Bit, Mark Propst, Dexter Vines, Rob Petrecca, Cam Smith, Sean Parsons and Marlo Alquiza
Collects SUPERMAN #218-220, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #642-643, ACTION COMICS #829 and WONDER WOMAN #219-220.
192 pages, $14.99 US

I think this is our Superman: The Journey trade paperback. What we have here are the first three issues of the Mark Verheiden run (including the "Sacrifice" issue), plus the Adventures of Superman and Action Comics parts of "Sacrifice," plus the Wonder Woman issue, and the Adventures of Superman and Wonder Woman epilogues. The Action Comics trade below fits somewhat awkwardly around this; one wonders if they'll include text pages to smooth the way.
TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: THE INSIDERS TP
Writers: Geoff Johns and Judd Winick
Artists: Matthew Clark, Carlos D'Anda and Tony Daniel
Collects TEEN TITANS #24-26 and OUTSIDERS #24, 25 and 28
144 pages, $9.99 US

More Outsiders than I expected here. Excellent price point.
BATMAN: WAR CRIMES TP
Writers: Bill Willingham, Anderson Gabrych, Devin Grayson and Will Pfeifer
Artists: Pete Woods, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Eddy Barrows, Ron Randall, Tom Derenick, Bit, Sandra Hope, James Jean, Jay Leisten and Ray Snyder
Collects BATMAN #643-644, DETECTIVE COMICS #809-810, and stories from BATMAN ALLIES SECRET FILES 2005 and BATMAN VILLAINS SECRET FILES 2005
128 pages, $12.99 US

What?! No Detective Comics #800? I demand a recount!
GREEN ARROW VOL. 6: MOVING TARGETS TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Phil Hester, Tom Fowler, Eric Battle, Tommy Castillo, Ande Parks, Rodney Ramos, Jack Purcell and James Jean
Collects GREEN ARROW #40-50
256 pages, $17.99 US

Nice size on this one. The next trade is most likely #52-#59.
JLA: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Writers: Gardner Fox, Dennis O'Neil, Gerry Conway, Martin Pasko, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Joe Kelly
Artists: Mike Sekowsky, Bernard Sachs, Dick Dillin, Joe Giella, Kevin Maguire, Terry Austin, Alex Ross, Howard Porter, John Dell, Doug Mahnke, Tom Nguyen and George Pérez
Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19, 77, 122 and 166-168, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, JLA SECRET FILES #1 and JLA #61
192 pages, $19.99 US

Do my eyes deceive me, or are those the Identity Crisis revamp issues in there? Yay! Plus the Snapper Carr betrayal issue and Joe Kelly's "day in the life" bit.
SUPERMAN: STRANGE ATTRACTORS TP
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: John Byrne, Nelson, Dan Jurgens and Kevin Nowlan
Collects ACTION COMICS #827, 828, and 830-832
112 pages, $12.99 US

The aforementioned Action Comics trade. I'm in completist's heaven!
TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF DONNA TROY TP
Writers: Phil Jimenez and Judd Winick
Artists: José Luis García-López, Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Alé Garza, Trevor Scott, Lary Stucker, Marlo Alquiza, Andy Lanning, and Richard Friend
TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1-3, TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES #1 and DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1-4
176 pages, $14.99 US

Nice and quick, this one. And I'm glad to see the Secret Files story here as well as in the Who is Donna Troy? trade.
WONDER WOMAN: THE LAND OF THE DEAD TP
Writer: Greg Rucka and Geoff Johns
Artists: Rags Morales, Drew Johnson, Justiniano and J.G. Jones
Collects WONDER WOMAN #214-217 and THE FLASH #219
128 pages, $12.99 US

A short trade, this, and kind of awkwardly published after Superman: Sacrifice. And where is Wonder Woman #218? But don't get me wrong, any Wonder Woman trade is a good Wonder Woman trade.

And that's a wrap. But good stuff overall, and good portents for the year. Everyone go take this opportunity to tell your trade collection how much you love it.
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1 comment:

  1. How is the Seven Soldiers collection suppose to work?

    I have been following this saga and really wanted the characters to be collected in thier own individual series. I have known people who have waited for all 4 issues of each character and read them in one setting (which is by far a better idea). Knowing that, it will be very difficult for the readers.

    Imagine after reading 2 issues of Zatanna, having to wait for the next trade which potentially some readers aren't interested in the other characters. Isn't the idea of trades a collection of single storyline/event?

    Plus, it's cool to see 7 different trades on the shelf with a special slipcase. Damn i'm thinking too much!

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