Well, thank the stars, the fast is over. In addition to what we already knew about, DC announced a whole lot of great stuff today. Let's take a look:
Superman: Back in Action - Action Comics #841-843, plus DC Comics Presents #4, #17, and #24
This continues from Superman: Up, Up, and Away. The three DC Comics Presents issues feature Superman and the Metal Men, Firestorm, and Deadman respectively--I'm not sure if there's special significance to these issues, or if they're just additional team-ups. A nice bonus, either way.
Superman: Camelot Falls - Superman #654-658
Interesting to see this in hardcover, when Up, Up, and Away and Back in Action aren't. A somewhat small hardcover, too, though I'm glad to see Superman getting the attention.
Superman: Emperor Joker
Well, this is a long time in coming. I wonder what brought this on--and moreover, if it'll match Superman: Endgame and the other Superman trades of its time. What's next, Flash: Wonderland?
Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Bludhaven
Glad to see a trade of this miniseries so soon.
Fallen Angel Vol.2: Down to Earth
Hooray for DC, collecting issues #7-12 of Fallen Angel. Everyone pre-order this so DC will finish out the series.
Ion: The Torchbearer
And, on the other hand ... half a collection of the Ion mini-series. I'll buy it, because I'm a pushover, but I sure would've rather a full collection.
JSA Classified: Honor Among Thieves
Collecting issues #5-9 of JSA: Classified. I think one can be relatively sure that all the Classified issues will eventually be collected, ready-made trades as they are. This one follows the Power Girl trade.
JSA: Ghost Stories
Finishes up the current JSA run with issues #82-87. It remains to be seen if Justice Society and Justice League will both relaunch with hardcover collections, and how long DC will keep that up.
The Justice League of America Hereby Elects ...
I can't resist trades of old issues with current continuity ties, and this one has it in spades. Contains Justice League of America #4, #75, #105-106, #146, #161 and #173-174, where Green Arrow, Black Canary, Red Tornado, Zatanna, and Black Lightning respectively join the JLA.
Manhunter Vol. 2: Trial by Fire
More good news, with a whopping nine-issue Manhunter trade (issues #6-14). Everyone pre-order this one, too, and get your friends to do the same.
Outsiders: The Good Fight - Outsiders #34-41
Collecting the first One Year Later exploits of the Outsiders.
And last, but not least ... the DCU Infinite Christmas Special
What, no surprise ending to this one? Remains to be seen if a non-continuity 80-page special does as well as Countdown and Brave New World--then again, it's hard to miss with Batgirl and the Shadowpact.
Fallen Angel ... Manhunter ... the stars are shining bright today, kids. Thanks for stopping by.