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.