More DC 2009 Collections Details ...

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Following our run-down the other day of details on about Final Crisis Companion and Batman: Black Casebook, here's notes on some more DC Comics collections coming in 2009 ...

BATMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER? DELUXE EDITION HC Writer: Neil Gaiman Artists: Andy Kubert, Jesse Delperdang, Mark Buckingham, Bernie Mireault, Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley Collects: BATMAN #685 and DETECTIVE COMICS #852 and stories from SECRET ORIGINS #36, SECRET ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #2 $24.99 US, 128 pages

- Neil Gaiman is the only writer listed for this hardcover (note, by the way, deluxe edition) -- Secret Origins #36 is a Poison Ivy origin tale by Gaiman; Secret Origins Special is a Riddler and Penguin (and Two-Face?) origin by Gaiman; the final is a Batman: Black and White story by Gaiman.

BIRDS OF PREY: PLATINUM FLATS TP Writer: Tony Bedard Artists: Nicola Scott, Michael O'Hare, Doug Hazlewood and John Floyd Collects: BIRDS OF PREY #119-124 $17.99 US, 144 pages

- Note Birds of Prey: Metropolis or Bust collected the Sean McKeever stories; Club Kids and Platinum Flats collects the Tony Bedard stories. Birds of Prey ends with issue #127; the final issues may very well appear in a Batman RIP Companion-type trade.

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD VOL. 4: WITHOUT SIN TP Writers: Marv Wolfman and David Hine Artist: Phil Winslade and Doug Braithwaite Collects: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #17-22 $17.99 US, 144 pages

- As noted before, this series has now gone to first-run paperback, not hardcover.

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: THE FLASH OF TWO WORLDS HC Writers: Gardner Fox and John Broome Artists: Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Sid Greene Collects: THE FLASH #123, 129, 137, 151 and 173 $39.99 US, 144 pages

- Collects #123, the first Flash of Two Worlds story; #129, another Golden/Silver Age Flash team-up; #137, with a Justice Society cameo; #151, with Jay Garrick and the Shade; and #173, with Kid Flash Wally West.

FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES' REVENGE HC Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Scott Kolins, Doug Hazelwood and Dan Panosian Collects: FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES' REVENGE #1-3 and THE FLASH #182 and 197 $19.99 US, 144 pages

- Along with the Final Crisis tie-in miniseries, Flash #182 is a Geoff Johns Captain Cold profile, and #197 is the origin of the newest Zoom.

GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS HC Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: Shane Davis, Doug Mahnke, Mike McKone, Sandra Hope, Chrisian Alamy and Andy Lanning Collects: GREEN LANTERN #26-28, 36-38 and FINAL CRISIS: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS #1 $24.99 US, 176 pages

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 2 TP Writers: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and John Ostrander Artists: Kevin Maguire, Bill Willingham, Luke McDonnell, Al Gordon, Bob Lewis and others Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE ANNUAL #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #8-13 and SUICIDE SQUAD #13 $17.99 US, 208 pages

SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW? DELUXE EDITION HC Writer: Alan Moore Artists: Curt Swan, George Pérez, Kurt Schaffenberger, Dave Gibbons, Rick Veitch and Al Williamson Collects: SUPERMAN #423, ACTION COMICS #583, SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11 and DC COMICS PRESENTS #85 $19.99 US, 128 pages

- In addition to the two-part Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, this deluxe-size edition also includes the famous Alan Moore annual "For the Man Who has Everything," and an equally well-known Superman/Swamp Thing team-up.

TERROR TITANS TP Writer: Sean McKeever Artists: Joe Bennett and Jack Jadson Collects: TERROR TITANS #1-6 $17.99 US, 144 pages

BATMAN: HUSH TP Writer: Jeph Loeb Artists: Jim Lee and Scott Williams Collects: BATMAN #608-619 $24.99 US, 320 pages

BOOSTER GOLD: REALITY LOST TP Writers: Chuck Dixon and Dan Jurgens Artists: Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund Collects: BOOSTER GOLD #11-12 and 15-18 $14.99 US, 144 pages

- Skips the two-part Rick Remender story from issues #13-14.

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA BY GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 1 HC Writer: Gerry Conway Artists: George Pérez, Frank McLaughlin and John Beatty Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #184-186 and 192-194 $39.99 US, 176 pages

- As issue #184 starts in the middle of a Jim Starlin storyline, I've a suspicion this collection actually starts with Justice League of America #186.

FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS HC Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: George Pérez and Scott Koblish Collects: FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #1-5 $19.99 US, 168 pages

FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS HC Writer: Greg Rucka Artists: Philip Tan, Jeff De Los Santos and Jonathan Glapion Collects: FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #1-5 $19.99 US, 168 pages

REIGN IN HELL TP Writer: Keith Giffen Artists: Tom Derenick, Bill Sienkiewicz, Justiniano and Chad Hardin Collects: REIGN IN HELL #1-8 $19.99 US, 256 pages

- So glad to see this collected all in one volume. And for only $2.50 an issue ($1.50, if you can find a discount).

TEEN TITANS: CHANGING OF THE GUARD TP Writer: Sean McKeever Artist: Eddy Barrows and Ruy Jose Collects: TEEN TITANS #62-69 $14.99 US, 192 pages

TRINITY VOL. 2 TP Writers: Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza Artists: Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Mike Norton, Tom Derenick, Art Thibert, Andy Owens, Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher Collects: TRINITY #18-34 $29.99 US, 400 pages

- Lending credence, again, to the idea this this will only be three volumes.
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9 comments:

  1. It's actually Dick Dillin's last storyline, not Starlin.

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    DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA BY GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 1 HC Writer: Gerry Conway Artists: George Pérez, Frank McLaughlin and John Beatty Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #184-186 and 192-194 $39.99 US, 176 pages

    - As issue #184 starts in the middle of a Jim Starlin storyline, I've a suspicion this collection actually starts with Justice League of America #186.

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  2. Actually it's Gerry Conway

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  3. Any ideas on if the two-part Alpha Lantern arc from GLC is going to be collected anywhere?

    -Bob

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  4. Five issues of The Flash in DC Comics Classics for $39.99 or five issues of The Flash in Rogue's Revenge for $19.99.

    Jesus.

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  5. Bob: Sins of the Star Sapphire is due in June-ish next year. Presumably that's where those issues will be.

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  6. Jeffrey: Hope springs eternal, but Sins of the Star Sapphire is six parts, and the listing is only for 128 pages. Hopefully, the page count on Amazon is wrong . . .

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  7. Thought I heard Alpha Lanterns would be in the next Green Lantern Corps trade, too, but now I can't find where I heard it. Sins of the Star Sapphire, I believe, is only four parts, so the Alpha Lanterns story would fit in that trade. Or is it six parts?

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  8. Sins of the Star Sapphire is only four issues (29-32). However, there are four issues before that that are uncollected: 21 and 22, "The Curse of the Alpha Lantern by Sterling Gates and issues 27 and 28, which appear to be a two-parter called "Eye of the Beholder" by Tomasi.

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  9. Secret Origins #36 is a Poison Ivy origin tale by Gaiman;

    This was specifically a companion to Gaiman's Black Orchid story when it came out (although it also ties in to Suicide Squad), and really should have been collected along with that years ago, IMHO...

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