DC Source blog, the 52 new DC Comics series will be released as collections between May and November 2012.
Missing on the list (thanks Yonatan) is Wonder Woman. I have to guess that this is an oversight or details on Wonder Woman are just forthcoming, and not that DC is not publishing a collection of this series. (Newsarama reports from DC that news of a Wonder Woman collection is coming.)
Here's some statistics on these to help get the conversation started:
Hardcovers: Action Comics, Aquaman, Batman & Robin, Batman, Batwoman, Batgirl, Detective Comics, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Justice League, Superman, Batman: The Dark Knight
Paperbacks: Animal Man, Batwing, Blue Beetle, Blackhawks, Birds of Prey, Captain Atom, Catwoman, DC Universe Presents, Deathstroke, Demon Knights, Firestorm, Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE, Green Arrow, Grifter, Hawk and Dove, Savage Hawkman, Justice League Dark, Justice League International, Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion Lost, Men of War, Nightwing, OMAC, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Red Lanterns, Resurrection Man, Supergirl, Suicide Squad, Static Shock, Stormwatch, Superboy, Swamp Thing, Teen Titans, Mr. Terrific, I, Vampire, Voodoo, All-Star Western
Eight-issue collections: Action Comics, DC Universe Presents, Deathstroke, Swamp Thing
Seven-issue collections: Batman, Blue Beetle, Blackhawks, Birds of Prey, Captain Atom, Demon Knights, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Hawk and Dove, Justice League Dark, Legion of Super-Heroes, Nightwing, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Red Lanterns, Resurrection Man, Supergirl, Suicide Squad, Stormwatch, Detective Comics, Teen Titans
Six-issue collections: All-Star Western, Animal Man, Aquaman, Batgirl, Batman & Robin, Batman: The Dark Knight, Batwing, Catwoman, Firestorm, Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE, Green Arrow, Green Lantern Corps, Grifter, I, Vampire, Justice League, Justice League International, Legion Lost, Men of War, Mr. Terrific, OMAC, Savage Hawkman, Static Shock, Superboy, Superman, Voodoo
Five-issue collections: Batwoman
$24.99 collections (with issue count): Action Comics (8), Batman (7), Detective Comics (7), Green Lantern (7), Justice League (6)
$22.99 collections: Aquaman (6), Batgirl (6), Batman & Robin (6), Batman: The Dark Knight (6), Batwoman (5), Blue Beetle (7), Flash (7), Green Lantern Corps (6), Green Lantern: New Guardians (7), Superman (6)
$16.99 collections: All-Star Western (6), DC Universe Presents (8), Deathstroke (8), Men of War (6), Swamp Thing (8)
$14.99 collections: Animal Man (6), Batwing (6), Birds of Prey (7), Blackhawks (7), Captain Atom (7), Catwoman (6), Demon Knights (7), Firestorm (6), Frankenstein: Agent of SHADE (6), Green Arrow (6), Grifter (6), Hawk and Dove (7), I, Vampire (6), Justice League Dark (7), Justice League International (6), Legion Lost (6), Legion of Super-Heroes (7), Mr. Terrific (6), Nightwing (7), OMAC (6), Red Hood and the Outlaws (7), Red Lanterns (7), Resurrection Man (7), Savage Hawkman (6), Static Shock (6), Stormwatch (7), Suicide Squad (7), Superboy (6), Supergirl (7), Teen Titans (7), Voodoo (6)
* All the $24.99 books are hardcover. Most of the $22.99 books are hardcover, except Blue Beetle, where you'll pay $22.99 for seven issues of Blue Beetle in paperback but only $14.99 for seven issues of another "Young Justice" title, Teen Titans, also in paperback.
* The entire "Dark," "Edge," and "Young Justice" families are in paperback; the entire "Green Lantern" family is in hardcover except, surprisingly, Red Lanterns. In the "Justice League" family, only Justice League, Aquaman, and Flash are hardcover; in the "Superman" family, only Action Comics and Superman are hardcover. In the "Batman" family, the only hardcovers are the four main Batman titles plus Batgirl and Batwoman.
* Formatting seems to be entirely based on the prestige of the series; it seems to me DC has the known quantities in hardcover betting fans won't want to wait, and then the rest of the titles first in paperback to encourage fans to pick them up right away.
* If you buy all of these before tax and without any discounts, it will cost $904.49.
* It will take almost an entire year for DC to release the first collections of the New 52. These are being released at a rate of about 7 or 8 a month. When the first collections come out, the New 52 titles will be on their ninth issues; by the time the last collection comes out, all of the titles will be on their fifteenth issues.
If the next round of collections begin in December, that's seven months between the first and second Justice League trades, for instance, and only about three months between when the last issue of the collection is published (issue #12, presumably) and when the collection comes out. Seven months still seems a smidgen long to me, but if DC stays consistent with it, this seems to me a pretty good schedule at first glance.
I'm going to stop there -- there's more to say on this, but I'm going to think over these conclusions and come back to this topic again before too long. And now, to you -- What do you think of DC's New 52 collections? Did this change your buying plans at all? What's on your list?