DC Announces June-August 2007 Trades

Friday, February 02, 2007

BATMAN: TURNING POINTS TP
Writers: Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Chuck Dixon
Artists: Steve Lieber, Joe Giella, Dick Giordano, Brent Anderson, Paul Pope
and others
Collects BATMAN: TURNING POINTS #1-5
$14.99 US, 128 pages

I was interested in this Batman/Commissioner Gordon mini-series when it first came out, but didn't buy it; I'm glad to see it in trade. Obviously DC's finding that backlist mini-series plus popular creators equals potential trade paperback. See below.

BLUE BEETLE VOL. 2: ROAD TRIP TP
Writers: John Rogers and Keith Giffen
Artists: Cully Hamner, Duncan Rouleau, Casey Jones and Rafael Albuquerque
Collects BLUE BEETLE #7-12
$12.99 US, 144 pages

Continuing right along nicely.

CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME TP
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Artist: Tim Sale
Collects CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME #1-6
$12.99 US, 160 pages

Glad to see a paperback.

GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL. 5: DEAD ROBIN TP
Writers: Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker
Artists: Kano, Steve Lieber and Stefano Gaudiano
Collects GOTHAM CENTRAL #33-40
$17.99 US, 192 pages

Nicely done; takes us right through the end of the series. So DC's finding that backlist mini-series or cancelled series plus popular creators equals a fine life in trade paperback, even if the series is cancelled. This means good things, upon which I'll expound later.

JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 1TP
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Lee Moder and Dan Davis
Collects STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. #1-8
$12.99 US, 192 pages

And then there's this. Wow. Already I think we're seeing a trend for 2007--the year of cancelled fan-favorite series making their return in trade paperback. Don't miss the "JSA Presents" moniker, either; if this does well, I bet JSA Presents: Hourman is right around the corner.

(I'm pretty sure Collected Editions predicted this one a few years back, but I can't access my links right now. Link to come.)


TRIALS OF SHAZAM VOL. 1 TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Howard Porter
Collects TRIALS OF SHAZAM #1-6 and a story from DC: BRAVE NEW WORLD #1
$14.99 US, 160 pages

Glad to see this, and that the story from Brave New World is included, though these volume 1/volume 2 trends for miniseries bum me out; seems like money-grabbing on DC's part.

52 VOL. 2 TP
Writers: Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid
Artists: Keith Giffen, Dale Eaglesham, Shawn Moll, Joe Bennett, Chris
Batista, Eddy Barrows, Patrick Olliffe, Drew Johnson, Phil Jimenez and
others
Collects the lead stories from 52 WEEKS 14-26
$19.99 US, 304 pages

So it does look like every two months for the 52 miniseries. So we'll finish up by the end of the year.

MARTIAN MANHUNTER: THE OTHERS AMONG US TP
Writer: A.J. Lieberman
Artists: Al Barrionuevo and Bit
Collects MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1-8 and a story from DC: BRAVE NEW WORLD
$19.99 US, 208 pages

So glad to see this in one, and not two, volumes.

OUTSIDERS: PAY AS YOU GO TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Ron Randall, Pop Mhan and Carlo Barberi
Collects OUTSIDERS #42-46 and OUTSIDERS ANNUAL #1
$14.99 US, 160 pages

Glad to see the annual included.

UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS TP
Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Artist: Daniel Acu?a
Collects UNCLE SAM AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1-8 and a story from DC: BRAVE
NEW WORLD
$14.99 US, 208 pages

BATMAN AND SON HC
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artists: Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang and John Van Fleet
Collects BATMAN #655-658 and #663-666
$19.99 US, 128 pages

Hardcovers for the new Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman runs--DC has
their big guns right up front. But if I'm not mistaken, all these issues aren't even out yet; retailers are going to have fits ...


BIRDS OF PREY: BLOOD AND CIRCUITS TP
Writers: Gail Simone and Tony Bedard
Artists: James Raiz, Paulo Siqueira and others
Collects BIRDS OF PREY #96-103
$17.99 US, 208 pages

CATWOMAN: IT'S ONLY A MOVIE TP
Writers: Will Pfeifer
Artists: David Lopez and Alvaro Lopez
Collects CATWOMAN #59-65
$19.99 US, 168 pages

GREEN LANTERN: WANTED - HAL JORDAN HC
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Ivan Reis and Oclair Albert
Collects GREEN LANTERN #14-20
$19.99 US, 144 pages

Glad to see all of these continuing.

JACK KIRBY'S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Writer: Jack Kirby
Artists: Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta and Mike Royer
Collects NEW GODS #4-6, FOREVER PEOPLE #4-6, JIMMY OLSEN #141-145 and MISTER
MIRACLE #4-6
$49.99 US, 396 pages

Two volumes in one year (and possibly more)? Santa's going to have a
heavy sleigh in December ...


MANHUNTER VOL. 3: ORIGINS TP
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Javier Pina, Stephen Sadowski, Rags Morales, Sean Phillips, Shawn
Martinbrough and Diego Olmos
Collects MANHUNTER #15-23
$17.99 US, 224 pages

And another fan favorite series continuing on. This is such a good idea--I'm telling you, I bet these series, which couldn't support monthlies, will sell like gangbusters in trade. Now the idea is to figure out how to skip the failing monthly part, and go right to the trade ...

On any or all of this, your thoughts?
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4 comments:

  1. Newsarama just came up with trades for Wildstorm and Vertigo.

    Books I'll definitely be picking up: Blue Beetle vol.2, Gotham Central vol.5, Batman and Son, Birds of Prey, Green Lantern, Manhunter vol.3, Fables vol.9, 100 Bullets vol.11 and Gen13.

    I like that the Grant Morrison Batman hardcover has 8 issues, rather than the mere five issues of Kurt Busiek/Carlos Pacheco Superman at the same price (ugh).

    You might be right about the backlist thing. Warren Ellis mentioned recently that he's been seeing a cross-over from his Marvel readers for his creator-owned work like Transmet and so on. I wish DC would capitalise on Ed Brubaker's newfound success with Marvel and put out all his Gotham Central stories.

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  2. It's awesome that they're finally trading Stars and STRIPE, one of the best (and unfortunately short-lived) teenage superhero books. With Geoff Johns dropping Teen Titans, I wonder if he'll be reviving S&S, either as a vol. 2 or as a Stargirl title.

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  3. Man, if only the collecting of old series meant I'd finally be getting my Aztek trade...

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  4. cmoney, I have to think that's a possibility. I mean, half the reason Stars and STRIPE got a trade is because Geoff Johns wrote it--when DC finishes collecting Doom Patrol, and looks around for another Grant Morrison series to collect ... I mean, Aztek had the JLA in it, too. I bet JLA Presents, like JSA Presents, can't be that far away.

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