DC Comics Trade Paperback Solicitations for Early 2010

Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm interrupting our Guest Review Month one more time for some early 2010 DC Comics collected solicitations for your comics library:

Final Crisis Aftermath
* Final Crisis Aftermath: Run

* Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance

* Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink

* Final Crisis Aftermath: Escape

- For those of you waiting for the trade to add Final Crisis to your bookshelf, all the spin-off mini-series are on their way.

Superman
* Superman: New Krypton Vol. 3: James Robinson

* Superman: Mon-El Vol. 1

* Superman: Nightwing and Flamebird Vol. 1

- The headline here is that New Krypton will run three volumes in hardcover before we see the various titles split into their own collections. In this case, here's Greg Rucka's run on Action Comics (and added, Superman: Mon-El, currently listed by mistake as from Vertigo on Amazon. This lists Richard Donner as one of the authors, suggesting it does indeed contain a story from a recent Action Comics annual).

Batman
* Batman R.I.P. SC

* Batman: Heart of Hush

* Oracle: The Cure

- Batman RIP and Heart of Hush both make their softcover debuts here, along with Oracle: The Cure, which I hope includes the final issues of Birds of Prey.

DC Universe
* The Flash: Rebirth

* Solomon Grundy

* JSA: Strange Adventures

* R.E.B.E.L.S.: The Coming of Starro

* Brave and the Bold Vol. 3: Dragons and Demons

* Batman: King Tut's Tomb

* Titans: Old Friends

* Strange Adventures

* Hardware: The Man in the Machine

* The Last Days of Animal Man

- New debut collections include R.E.B.E.L.S.; Titans: Old Friends finally comes out in softcover; glad to see Jim Starlin's Strange Adventures and Last Days of Animal Man both in one volume, not two; Batman: King Tut's Tomb reprints Batman Confidential #26-28, if not more; Hardware continues DC's new printings of the Milestone series.

Special Collections
* Starman Omnibus Vol. 4

* Hitman Vol. 2: Ten Thousand Bullets

* Justice League International Vol. 4

- New volumes of Starman and Hitman should make readers happy.

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7 comments:

  1. Starman & Hitman, I am there for (I have HM v2, but presumably this is expanded?) -- also, the premise of FCA: Escape ("The Prisoner" in the DCU?) is intriguing. May snag that.

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  2. Hitman, animal man and I seem to remember hearing that King Tuts Tomb is a good arc so I'll probably get that too. Also are there any batman confidential trades between "Lovers and Madmen" and King Tut or did they stop collecting them because it was terrible?

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  3. Have to admit it, the premises for all the Aftermath titles sound intriguing. I liked Sturges's run on Blue Beetle, so I'm there for Run, and Escape sounds like something I'd enjoy. I was going to pick up Dance, if only to reward Joe Casey for being one of the few writers who actually has the guts to write a new character by Morrison, but I hear that the series has fill-ins already. Will wait for reviews on Ink.

    That New Krypton will be split into three hardcovers is disappointing; the first volume had left me cold.

    Funnily enough, my copy of the first volume of Hitman came in two days ago. I'm all over that second book. Which... apparently only comes out February of next year. Gah.

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  4. I'm pretty sure that New Krypton Vol 3 is actually the first collection of World of New Krypton. Greg Rucka is listed as one of the authors.

    Also, you have the Superman: Mon-El hardcover coming out on Feb 9, 2010

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  5. At first I thought New Krypton Vol. 3 would include Robinson's transition arc (Superman #684-685 and Action Comics #874) plus the first 3 or 4 issues of the current Superman: World of New Krypton series by him and Rucka.

    However, since Johns is listed as one of the writers, I think Action Comics Annual #10 might finally get collected, too. That would make a lot of sense, since it includes a retelling of young Clark Kent's first meeting with Mon-El (who's a major character in Robinson's Superman run right now) and a story about how Zod and his subordinates got banned to the Phantom Zone.

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  6. I've added Superman: Mon-El; thanks for the head's up. That volume lists Richard Donner as an author, so it probably does have at least one story from Action Comics Annual #10.

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  7. The Hitman v2 is great stuff, but sadly it's just an out-of-print volume put back into circulation. Currently, I'm pretty sure the TPB series ends at v5, Who Dares Wins, leaving most of the series still uncollected. We need a v6 pronto!

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