DC Trades for Early 2007, and a brief hiatus ...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

'Lo all. Collected Editions is going on a brief hiatus for the month of November; posts may be sporatic, or not at all. Meantime, please enjoy our take on DC's announcement yesterday of their March/April trades, and we'll be back in December with more news, reviews, and collected editions goodness. Ciao!

BATMAN: SNOW TP
Writers: Dan Curtis Johnson and J.H. Williams III
Artist: Seth Fisher
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 128 pages
Collects: BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #191-196

Somewhat surprised to see this, as it's not even the last LODK story, but just one of the many and not particularly notable continuity wise. It's ones like these that make me worry about a collected editions "boom," where everything gets collected, that'll eventually end up in a bust.

UPDATED: As Nobody noted, this trade contains art by Green Lantern: Willworld artist Seth Fisher, who died last year. As Comicon reported, Patty Jeres, the former DC Comics' Director of Sales and Marketing, praised Fisher as "Moebius, the next generation."


CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS: THE TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP
Writers: Gardner Fox, John Broome and Mike Friedrich
Artists: Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson and Sid Greene
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages
Collects: THE ATOM #29 and 36, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #62, THE FLASH #170 and 173, GREEN LANTERN #45 and 61, and THE SPECTRE #3

Collects team ups of Al Pratt and Ray Palmer; Starman and Black Canary; Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, and (Kid Flash) Wally West; Alan Scott and Hal Jordan, and the Spectre with Wildcat, respectively.

THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE - LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE TP
Writers: Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo
Artists: Ken Lashley, Karl Kerschl, Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: THE FLASH: THE FASTEST MAN ALIVE #1-6

GREEN ARROW: CRAWLING FROM THE WRECKAGE TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: GREEN ARROW #60-65

NIGHTWING: BROTHERS IN BLOOD TP
Writer: Bruce Jones
Artists: Joe Dodd, Bit, Paco Diaz, Robert Teranishi and Wes Craig
Cover artist: Jock
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: NIGHTWING #118-124

ROBIN: WANTED TP
Writer: Adam Beechen
Artists: Freddie Williams II, Karl Kerschl, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines and Prentiss Rollins
Cover artist: Patrick Gleason
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: ROBIN #148-153

SHADOWPACT: THE PENTACLE PLOT TP
Writer: Bill Willingham
Artists: Bill Willingham, Steve Scott and Wayne Faucher
Cover artist: Bill Willingham
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: SHADOWPACT #1-7

The "One Year Later" collections of each of these titles.

SECRET SIX: SIX DEGREES OF DEVASTATION TP
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Brad Walker and Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover artist: Karl Kerschl
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: SECRET SIX #1-6

I'm pleasantly surprised to see this one so quickly. Could an ongoing series be far behind?

SUPERGIRL: CANDOR TP
Writers: Greg Rucka, Mark Verheiden and Joe Kelly
Artists: Ian Churchill, Ed Benes, Kevin Maguire and others
Cover artist: Ian Churchill
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 176 pages
Collects: SUPERGIRL #6-9, SUPERMAN/BATMAN #27, SUPERMAN #223, and pages from JSA CLASSIFIED #2 and JLA #122-123

Short of the fact that it's "Kandor," not Candor, I'm pleased to see how much is collected here, including Superman/Batman #27.

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Edmond Hamilton, Jeph Loeb, John Byrne, Karl Kesel, Greg Rucka, Cary Bates and Len Wein
Artists: Curt Swan, Ed McGuinness, John Byrne, Dick Giordano, Peter Doherty, George Klein, Tim Sale, Dick Dillin, Neal Adams, Joe Giella, Dan Davis and others
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages
Collects: SUPERMAN #76, MAN OF STEEL #3, WORLD'S FINEST #88, 142, 159, 176 and 207, DETECTIVE COMICS #756, BATMAN & SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #7, SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES 2003 and more

Collects the Superman/Detective Comics crossover "Lord of the Ring," plus the Batman & Superman: World's First issue that dealt with Jason Todd's death.

ALL STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Frank Quitely
Price: $19.99 US/$26.99 CAN
Page count: 160 pages
Collects: ALL STAR SUPERMAN #1-6

Me, I'm holding out for the twelve-issue absolute edition.

BATMAN: DETECTIVE TP
Writer: Paul Dini
Artists: J.H. Williams III, Don Kramer, Joe Benitez, Wayne Faucher, Victor Llamas
Cover artist: Simone Bianchi
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: DETECTIVE COMICS #821-826

Collects the first story of the new Detective Comics creative team after "Face the Face."

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 5 TP
Writer: Gerry Conway
Artists: Dick Dillin, George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Frank McLaughlin, Rich Buckler, Jim Starlin and Bob Smith
Cover artist: George Pérez
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 176 pages
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #159-160, 171-172 and 183-185

Collects crossovers with the JSA and time lost heroes (including Jonah Hex), the death of Mr. Terrific, and the New Gods, respectively.

HAWKGIRL: THE MAW TP
Writer: Walter Simonson
Artist: Howard Chaykin
Price: $17.99 US/$21.99 CAN
Page count: 168 pages
Collects: HAWKGIRL #50-56

I'm quite a bit disappointed to see that we've jumped right over the Hawkman Rann/Thanagar War issues, and I'm not crazy about the Hawkgirl creative team, though it's been getting good reviews. I'm curious about this one.

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4: ADULT EDUCATION TP
Writers: Mark Waid and Tony Bedard
Artists: Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Rob Stull
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages
Collects: SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20-27

The next trade volume in this series.

WONDER WOMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Writers: William Moulton Marston, Robert Kanigher, Dennis O'Neil, George Pérez and Phil Jimenez
Artists: H.G. Peter, Ross Andru, George Pérez, Phil Jimenez and others
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages

What, no Greg Rucka?
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