DC Trades for Fall 2006 Announced!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

UPDATED:

DC's announced their trade releases through the end of the year, including Infinite Crisis, Superman, Batman, Nightwing, Birds of Prey, Gotham Central, JSA, Batgirl, Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis, Blue Beetle, Absolute DC New Frontier and more! Commentary coming later this weekend--ciao!

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BATGIRL: DESTRUCTION'S DAUGHTER TP
Writer: Anderson Gabrych
Artists: Pop Mhan, Alé Garza, Andy Kuhn, Jesse Delperdang, Cam Smith; original cover artists: Tim Sale and Amanda Conner
Collects BATGIRL #65-73
$14.99, 224 pages

Though we already knew about this, I'm thrilled as punch to see Batgirl getting the trade-love, especially since the series is cancelled. Yay DC!

BATMAN: FACE THE FACE TP
Writer: James Robinson
rtists: Leonard Kirk, Andy Clarke, Don Kramer, Keith Champagne; original cover artist: Simone Bianchi
Collects BATMAN #651-654 and DETECTIVE COMICS #817-820
$14.99, 192 pages

And the One Year Later trades begin. I imagine DC is going to try to keep the Superman and Batman trades much more organized now.

INFINITE CRISIS HC
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway, Andy Lanning, Ivan Reis, Joe Bennett, Sean Parsons, Art Thibert, Oclair Albert, Marc Campos, Drew Geraci, Norm Rapmund, Lary Stucker, Jimmy Palmiotti; original cover artists: Jim Lee, Scott Williams and George Pérez
Collects INFINITE CRISIS #1-7
$24.99, 264 pages

Some have already decried the absence of the Infinite Crisis specials here. I'm still holding out to see them collected with their respective spin-off trades. I am excited to hear that there are deleted Infinite Crisis scenes included in the hardcover, too.

JSA: MIXED SIGNALS TP
Writers: Geoff Johns and Keith Champagne
Artists: David Lopez, Don Kramer, Fernando Blanco, Dale Eaglesham, Jim Fern, Art Thibert, Keith Champagne and Alex Ross
Collects JSA #76-81
$14.99, 144 pages

Takes JSA almost to the OYL cut-off point. Bummer that JSA #82 isn't included, but there'll probably be a trade of all the Paul Levitz issues, including that one, not too long from now.

JUSTICE VOL. 1 HC
Writers: Alex Ross and Jim Krueger
Artists: Doug Braithwaite and Alex Ross
Collects JUSTICE #1-4
$19.99, 160 pages

I thought about getting this; I'm pretty excited about it, really, as a post-Justice League Unlimited fix ... but four hardcovers? I'll probably wait a while; I have trouble believing this won't be Absolute eventually.

SUPERMAN: UP, UP AND AWAY TP
Writers: Geoff Johns and Kurt Busiek
Artists: Pete Woods and Renato Guedes; original cover artists: Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Collects SUPERMAN #650-653 and ACTION COMICS #837-840
$14.99, 192 pages

Glad to see it.

ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER HC
Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke
Collects DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1-6, plus a pinup gallery, deleted story pages and more
$75.00, 464 pages

Yeah, I just had a feeling this would happen. One for the Christmas list.

ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Frank Quitely; original cover artists: Frank Quitely and Neal Adams
Collects ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1-6
$19.99, 160 pages

I thought about getting this, too ... but I bet that the first tweleve issues will be Absolute before too long, just like Superman: For Tomorrow. I'll wait.

BIRDS OF PREY: THE BATTLE WITHIN TP
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Ed Benes, Joe Bennett, Joe Prado, Tom Derenick, and Bob Petrecca; covers artists: Ed Benes, Jack Jadson, Jason Pearson, Ryan Sook, Adriana Melo and Will Conrad
Collects BIRDS OF PREY #76-85
$17.99, 240 pages

Well, this covers a lot of Birds of Prey ("Hero Hunters" and "Battle Within"), but it still leaves #86-90, at least. Hopefully DC will collect it, and not jump over.

GREEN LANTERN: REVENGE OF THE GREEN LANTERNS TP
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Marc Campos Jesus Merino and Prentis Rollins; original cover artists: Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Van Sciver, Simone Bianchi and Neal Adams
Collects GREEN LANTERN #7-13
$12.99, 168 pages

This is an interesting pre- and post-One Year Later trade. As long as it's collected, I'm happy.

THE NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: George Pérez and Romeo Tanghal
Collects THE NEW TEEN TITANS #17-20 and TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1-4
$49.99, 228 pages

I've been enjoying these; I'll grab this one as well.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES TP
Writers: Mark Waid and Stuart Moore
Artists: Barry Kitson, Mick Gray, Adam DeKraker, Pat Olliffe and Ken Lashley
Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14-15 and SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #16-19
$14.99, 144 pages

Another pre- and post-One Year Later trade. I wonder if they'll call this Volume 1 or Volume 3.

SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE PREQUELS TP
Writers: Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray and Marc Andreyko
Artists: Ariel Olivetti, Karl Kerschl, Rick Leonardi, Nelson, Wellington Dias; original cover artist: Adam Hughes
Collects SUPERMAN RETURNS: KRYPTON TO EARTH, SUPERMAN RETURNS: MA KENT, SUPERMAN RETURNS: LOIS LANE and SUPERMAN RETURNS: LEX LUTHOR
$12.99, 128 pages

I held out hope that these would be collected; glad it paid off.

AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS - ONCE AND FUTURE TP
Writer: Kurt Busiek
Artist: Jackson Guice; original cover artists: Jackson Guice, Ian Churchill, Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino
Collects AQUAMAN: SWORD OF ATLANTIS #40-45
$12.99, 144 pages

Another post-One Year Later trade. Awfully quick, I know--before all these issues have even come out. My guess is that DC's announcing the trade of Aquaman and Blue Beetle as a show of faith in the series; if people think the series are popular enough for trades, might they be more likely to buy the monthlies?

GOTHAM CENTRAL: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD TP
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Michael Lark, Kano, Stefano Gaudiano; original cover artists: Michael Lark and Cliff Chiang
Collects GOTHAM CENTRAL #23-25 and 28-31
$14.99, 168 pages

Collects both the "Corrigan" and "Keystone Kops" storylines, all by Greg Rucka.

NIGHTWING: RENEGADE TP
Writer: Devin Grayson
Artists: Phil Hester, Ande Parks and Cliff Chiang
Collects NIGHTWING #112-117
$14.99, 144 pages

This finishes collecting the late Nightwing stories up to Infinite Crisis.

BLUE BEETLE VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Keith Giffen and John Rogers
Artists: Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Cynthia Martin and Phil Moy
Collects BLUE BEETLE #1-6
$12.99, 144 pages

Interesting that this one's already listed as Volume 1.

THE HUNTRESS: THE DARKNIGHT DAUGHTER TP
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Joe Staton, Steve Mitchell, Bob Layton, Bob Smith, Bruce Patterson, Jerry Ordway and Mike DeCarlo
Collects DC SUPER STARS #17 and stories from BATMAN FAMILY #18-20, WONDER WOMAN #271-287, 289-290 and 294-295
$19.99, 224 pages

Granted all of this is pre-Crisis, but anything with Huntress's name in it has to support my post-Crisis favorite. DC Super Stars #17 is her origin; Batman Family #18-20 is a full Huntress tale (too bad Batman Family #17, a visit to Earth-1, isn't included); the Wonder Woman issues are various adventures, including Robin but sadly not including any of her team-ups with Power Girl. Though, with the recent Power Girl and Justice Society trades, it does look like we could see Infinity, Inc. trades before too long.

THE NEW TEEN TITANS: TERRA INCOGNITA TP
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: George Pérez, Romeo Tanghal and Pablo Marcos
Collects THE NEW TEEN TITANS #26 and 28-34 and THE NEW TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2
$19.99, 224 pages

This is a phenomenal trade of Terra's appearances shortly before The New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. There seems no good reason for DC to print this except that its a true piece of history, and it's great to see it. Yay DC again!

Lots of good stuff here, and I imagine we'll see a surprise or two more as the year goes on, too. Thanks for stopping by!
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5 comments:

  1. Good to see the fantastic Bats and Supes OYL stories collected so soon.

    I was kind of hoping against hope that the IC Specials would be collected in the HC, but it might make more sense for them to go with their respective series (OMAC and either the new OMAC or Checkmate, Villains United and Secret Six, etc.).

    Not a fan of All-Star Superman being HC right away (I'll wait for the SC, the only HCs I really go for are the Marvel oversize ones, I can't stand their "Premiere" HCs either). I'll wait for the softcover.

    A second Green Lantern TP...but have they even announced the first one yet? I only remember and HC solicit...

    The new Blue Beetle and OYL Aquaman have pretty decent turnaround times too, hopefully this is a sign that DC's going to be more on the ball with their collections department...

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  2. Finally there is now an Identity Crisis TPB. Like cmoney, I really don't like these premier HCs that DC does with things like Hush, For Tomorrow, Green Lantern Rebirth, Green Lantern, Identity Crisis and now Infinite Crisis.

    Waiting for the TRADE with DC can really put you out of the loop.

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  3. The thing about the IC Specials is that, other than the OMAC Special (which is really Checkmate #0), they feel more like missing chapters of Infinite Crisis. I don't see the VU Special fitting very well in the Secret Six collection (for which I am also waiting for), or Day of Vengeance with Shadowpact.

    I have mixed feelings about the VERY quick trade turnarounds. Marvel was criticised for the same thing, and you would NEVER have seen DC solicit a collection before all the issues were out. Makes me a little annoyed, speaking as someone buying Sword of Atlantis and Blue Beetle monthly, though I admit I am rather pleased that my gamble on Batman and Superman OYL is paying off. As a wait-for-trader, I'm happy; but I don't know if it's good for business. At least one comics shop in Melbourne, Australia is cutting down on its monthly comics because people prefer TPBs.

    I actually like the hardcovers, but I'll be skipping All-Star Superman, in anticipation of the Absolute version. DC fooled me once with the New Frontier trades; not this time...

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  4. Steve Mohundro5/14/2006 06:12:00 PM

    Because Mark Waid has hinted that the latest Legion of Super-Heroes title was already "One Year Later" at #1, I'll bet the new trade is merely volume 3.

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  5. I'm pretty excited about it [Justice Vol. 1 HC], really, as a post-Justice League Unlimited fix ... but four hardcovers?

    If it's 4 issues per HC won't it be 3 three hardcovers? The solicitation also says "first volume of three".

    As for the All Star Supes HC of 1-6, I waited for the softcover versions of both Hush vols. and the recently released TPB of For Tomorrow Vol 1, but I like All Star so much I've been planning to wait for a giant HC collecting all 12 All Star issues. However, I'm a bit worried about a binding holding 12 issues and am wondering if it would be preferable to get it in two HC volumes.

    Since Grant is telling the story in fairly self-contained issues two vols wouldn't seem to break up the continuity badly; however, it would be nice to have all 12 issues in one volume and hold it up as the official Holy Superman Bible.

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