DC Comics December 2007 trade paperback and graphic novel solicitations

Monday, September 17, 2007

Get your DC Comics December 2007 trade paperback and hardcover solicitations a little early! Tune back in to Collected Editions later tonight for an update, including comments on all the listings! UPDATE: Comments in bold!

BATMAN: FALSE FACES HC
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Scott McDaniel, Scott Kolins, Rick Burchett, Marcos Martin, Karl Story, Mark Pennington and others
Cover by McDaniel & Andy Owens

Don't miss this hard-hitting volume from award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (EX MACHINA, Y: THE LAST MAN, Lost), collecting Batman #588-590, Detective Comics #787, Wonder Woman #160-161 and Batman Gotham City Secret Files!
In the first of these tales of the DCU, Bruce Wayne adopts the guise of Matches Malone the seedy identity he uses to infiltrate the Gotham underworld. But when Matches is shot, it's up to Batman to determine what really happened and how Scarface is involved! Plus, in other stories, Batman takes on the Mad Hatter, and Wonder Woman and Donna Troy square off against Clayface!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 6 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Includes the three-part "Close Before Striking" with Matches Malone, a Man-Bat story, and a Wonder Woman story from between the Eric Luke and Phil Jimenez runs.

OUTSIDERS/CHECKMATE: CHECKOUT TP
Written by Judd Winick and Greg Rucka
Art by Joe Bennett, Matthew Clark, Eddy Barrows and others
Cover by Clark & Art Thibert

Collecting the explosive crossover from Checkmate #13-15 and Outsiders #47-49! The DCU's top spies throw down with the DCU's most troublemaking hero team as Checkmate hunts the Outsiders!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

As mentioned in Collected Editions 2008 Trade Speculations, this follows the most recent Checkmate and Outsiders trades. Outsiders has just one more issue, #50, before the "Five of a Kind" storyline.

DOOM PATROL ARCHIVES VOL. 4 HC
Written by Arnold Drake
Art and cover by Bruno Premiani

The World's Strangest Heroes return in this volume collecting THE DOOM PATROL #106-113 (Sep. 1966-Aug. 1967)!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 27 • 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 2: THE LIGHTNING SAGA HC
Written by Brad Meltzer and Geoff Johns
Art by Ed Benes, Shane Davis, Dale Eaglasham, Jim Lee, Adam Kubert, George Pérez, and others
Cover by Michael Turner

Two of DC's most prominent super-teams join forces in this stunning hardcover volume collecting JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 and #8-12 and Justice Society of America #5-6! In the wake of "The Tornado's Path," the JLA has discovered the existence of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the present. With the help of the JSA, Superman and his team must track down all seven Legionnaires to discover why these heroes of the future have traveled back in time!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 13 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Finishes Brad Meltzer's Justice League run, including a somewhat-awkwardly placed #0. Takes the Justice League header despite the JSA crossover.

JLA: KID AMAZO TP
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Carlos D'Anda Cover by Howard Porter

Collecting the acclaimed story by Peter Milligan and Carlos D'Anda from JLA CLASSIFIED #37-41! Professor Ivo and Amazo have hatched an unusual experiment that just might mean the downfall of the Justice League — but could their experiment turn on them?
Meet the robot Amazo's only child: Kid Amazo!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

JLA: THE HYPOTHETICAL WOMAN TP
Written by Gail Simone Cover by García-López
Art by José Luís García-López, Sean Phillips and Klaus Janson

Writer Gail Simone and legendary artist José Luís García-López send the JLA to an emerging nation torn by revolution in this volume collecting JLA CLASSIFIED #16-21! Who or what is the Hypothetical Woman that enables the dictatorial General Tuzik to create his own twisted League Against Justice?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Still uncollected are Steve Englehart's Detroit League story "A Game of Chance" (#22-25), Howard Chaykin's "Sacred Trust" (#26-31), Dan Slott and Dan Jurgen's "Fourth Parallel" with the Red King (#32-36), and Justin Gray's current "Ghosts of Mars" storyline.

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: THE WEDDING HC
Written by Tony Bedard, J. Torres, Judd Winick
and Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Paulo Siquiera, Tom Derenick, Mike McKone, Amanda Conner, and others
Cover by Ryan Sook

Celebrate the superhero wedding of the year with this amazing hardcover collection that includes BLACK CANARY #1-4, the JLA WEDDING SPECIAL, the BLACK CANARY WEDDING PLANNER and the GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY WEDDING SPECIAL! Before the nuptials can take place, The League of Assassins tracks Black Canary to Star City in an effort to liberate the child, Sin, they believe to be the DCU's next greatest assassin. Luckily, Black Canary has other plans for Sin's abilities and future! Then, the fun unfolds in the most unexpected way possible!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The Black Canary series was about $12, the Wedding Planner another $3, and the JLA and Wedding Specials $4 each. At $23 for the single issues, $25 for the hardcover isn't so bad!

GREEN LANTERN: THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 1 HC
Written by Geoff Johns and Dave Gibbons
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Ivan Reis,
Patrick Gleason and others
Cover by Ethan Van Sciver

The landmark story arc that shook the Green Lantern Corps to its foundations is collected in this hardcover volume featuring the best-selling Green Lantern 21-22, Green Lantern Corps 14-15, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1!
Sinestro's army of fear has gathered: Arkillo! Karu-Sil! The Cyborg-Superman! And hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen!
Hal Jordan has overcome great fear throughout his life, but what fear still lingers inside him? Parallax knows, and Hal's about to be reminded as he leads Earth's Green Lanterns on a life-or-death rescue mission in the middle of this war. Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Universe find dissent within their ranks as a bizarre prophecy is fulfilled.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 20
160 pg, FC, $24.99 US

These are only the first five parts of an almost thirteen-part crossover, plus four specials--what are the chanes this is going to be three hardcovers before we're done?

INFINITE CRISIS TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Phil Jimenez, George Pérez, Jerry Ordway,
Ivan Reis, Andy Lanning and others
Cover by Jimenez

The 7-issue miniseries event that rocked the entire DC Universe in 2005-2006 a sequel to the epic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is now available in an amazing softcover collection!
OMAC robots are rampaging, magic is dying, villains are uniting, and a war is raging in space. And in the middle of it all, a critical moment has divided Earth's three greatest heroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It's the DCU's darkest day, and long-lost heroes from the past have returned to make things right in the universe at any cost. Heroes will live, heroes will die, and the DCU will never be the same again!
This exhaustive volume contains every cover and variant produced for the project, annotations, character designs, excerpts from scripts, unused scenes, and much more!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 16 • 264 pg, FC, $14.99 US

At $2.14 an issue, the people who waited for the paperback save themselves almost a buck per issue over the hardcover.

JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 2 TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Lee Moder and Dan Davis

Collecting issues #0 and #9-14 of the series that launched superstar writer Geoff Johns's career! Don't miss these early adventures of Courtney Whitmore teaming as the Star Spangled Kid with her stepfather before she became Stargirl of the Justice Society!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Completes the Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. series.

JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 1 TP
Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Lee Moder and Dan Davis

Reoffered to coincide with JSA PRESENTS: STARS AND S.T.R.I.P.E. VOL. 2, this volume collects issues #1-8 of the series that introduced Courtney Whitmore and launched the career of fan-favorite writer Geoff Johns!
On sale December 5 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US • Relist

MANHUNTER VOL. 4: UNLEASHED TP
Written by Marc Andreko
Art by Javier Pina, Fernando Blanco, Brad Walker and others
Cover by Arthur Adams

Collecting issues #24-30 of the acclaimed MANHUNTER series written by Marc Andreyko! Manhunter Kate Spencer takes on her biggest case yet with Wonder Woman as the client, but the stakes are higher than anyone knows! Is the Amazon princess guilty of murdering Max Lord?
Advance-solicited; on sale January 30 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US

Completes the current Manhunter series.

SUPERMAN: REDEMPTION TP
Written by Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Art by Walter Simonson, Carlos Pacheco and others
Cover by Al Barrionuevo

Collecting Superman #659 and #666 and Action Comics #848-849! The Man of Steel travels to hell and back in this collection of stories that touches on the supernatural side of Superman.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 112 pg, FC, $12.99 US

SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS VOL. 2 hc
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino

The epic storyline from fan-favorites Kurt Busiek, Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino concludes in this volume collecting SUPERMAN #662-664 and #667-668! The Man of Steel defends Metropolis from harm, but now he faces a dilemma: Are his heroics only making things worse? It all leads to a brawl between Superman and Arion of Atlantis miles beneath the Atlantic! But can Superman's Kryptonian might stand up to the magic of a sorcerer? And what will the outcome of the battle mean for the fate of the world?
Advance-solicited; on sale February 27 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Between the above two Superman trades, most of the current Busiek run is collected except Superman #660, 661, and 665.

TALES OF THE NEW GODS TP
Written by Mark Evanier, John Byrne, Walter Simonson, Jeph Loeb and others
Art by Steve Rude, Byrne, Simonson, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Arthur Adams, Erik Larsen and others
Cover by Walter Simonson

Don't miss this new volume featuring the greatest New Gods stories by a Who's Who of all-star creators! Recognized as one of Jack Kirby's greatest creations, the New Gods now play an integral role in the DC Universe. Rediscover the classic tales of young Scott Free, Darkseid, Orion and more in this softcover collecting stories from Mister Miracle Special, Jack Kirby's Fourth World #2-20, and Orion #3-4, #6-8, #10, #12, #15, #18-19! Plus, a never-before-published short story by writer Mark Millar with art by Steve Ditko & Mick Gray!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 168 pg, FC, $19.99 US

SHADOWPACT VOL. 2: CURSED TP
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Steve Scott, Tom Derenick, Scott Hampton and others
Cover by Tom Derenick & Wayne Faucher

Collecting issues #4 and #9-13 of writer Bill Willingham's SHADOWPACT! Thrill to a day in the life of Blue Devil, an encounter with Etrigan the Demon, the formation of a new team roster and more in this action-packed, magic-filled volume!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 2 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

TANGENT COMICS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Karl Kesel, John Ostrander, Chuck Dixon and Dan Jurgens
Art by Sean Chen, Klaus Janson, Matt Haley and others
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Kevin Conrad

Collecting more of DC's Tangent titles, presenting a group of
strange new heroes with very familiar names! This volume includes TANGENT COMICS: JOKER, NIGHTWING, BATMAN, SECRET SIX and DOOM PATROL.
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Tangent Comics remaining to be collected include Wonder Woman, Trial of the Flash, Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, Superman, Power Girl, Nightwing: Nightforce, Joker's Wild, and JLA.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: BATMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Bob Haney and Dennis O'Neil
Art by Neal Adams, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo and others
Cover by Jim Aparo

A second volume collecting the greatest Batman team-ups of the Silver Age, from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88-109!
Retro-solicited; on sale December 26 • 520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 3 TP
Written by Gardner Fox
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Carmine Infantino and others
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

A third gigantic black-and-white volume collecting 1960s adventures of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, from
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37-60!
Retro-solicited; on sale December 12 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by Jack Miller, Bob Haney and others
Art by Ramona Fradon, Nick Cardy, Howard Purcell
and others
Cover by Nick Cardy

More 1960s adventures of the master of the sea! This volume collects stories from Aquaman #7-23, World's Finest #130-133, #135, #137 and #139 and THE Brave and the Bold #51!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 23 • 528 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Gardner Fox, Bob Haney, Leo Dorfman and others
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Neal Adams, Gil Kane and others
Cover by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Don't miss this massive volume collecting stories from Batman #184, 192, 227, 229-231, 234-236, 239-242, 244-246, 248-250, 252, 254, Detective Comics #386, 390, 394-395, 398-403, 445, 447, 450-451, Jimmy Olsen #91 and 111, Justice League of America #50 and 91-92, Teen Titans #14, Brave and the Bold #83 and #100 and World's Finest #195 and #200!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 9 • 512 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

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10 comments:

  1. Well, JLA vo.2 HC, SINESTRO WAR, CAMELOT FALLS vol. 2 and MANHUNTER vol. 4 (yay!) are "must haves" for me.

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  2. After last month's lackluster showing, this is much better, although some of the books I really want will only be available in February (!).

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  3. Manhunter and all the Showcases sounds about right for me.

    I can't keep supporting Checkmate if it's going to crossover with the Outsiders.

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  4. Siskoid, sounds like there's no love there for Outsiders! I really liked Outsiders: The Good Fight; what don't you like about the series?

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  5. To be fair, I heard that CheckOut is pretty good. It'd certainly be the first Outsiders-related TPB that I'm getting.

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  6. Jeffrey, is that to say you've never read Outsiders, or just haven't read any of the trades? I'm very surprised; what's kept you away from Outsiders?

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  7. Oh, I don't know. I did read the first story arc and liked it quite a bit, but the second one left me cold, and I guess it just dropped off the radar for me. Plus Judd Winick doesn't exactly have a good rep (though First Thunder was really good).

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  8. Now that I think about it, CheckOut will be my first Outsiders story since 2003. Huh.

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  9. Jeffrey -- I'm curious about Judd Winick's reputation, because I've heard the same thing on the Newsarama boards, but I'm not quite sure what people don't like about his writing. Anyway, I've promoted this to a post, because I'm curious about this and I'd like to hear more from you and others.

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  10. If the JLA: Hypothetical Woman trade is going for $13 for six issues, then how can they charge the same price for the Superman: Redemption trade which has only four issues?!

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