DC Trade Solicitations for December 2013 - Batman and Son, Batman '66, Englehart Green Lantern, Byrne Man of Steel
Friday, September 13, 2013
• Villains Month 3-D Motion Complete Set
What th-- Hey, this isn't a collection! What's this doing in DC's collections section? Anyway, if you're still bent on getting all the 3-D covers (which, once they're second printing, I'm not sure the value, necessarily), here they are for a measly $200. I'd opt for the Villains Month Omnibus myself, in that case.
• Absolute Superman/Batman Vol. 2 HC
Collects the "Absolute Power" storyline with art by Carlos Pacheco, "Vengeance" with art by Ed McGuiness, a one-shot Supergirl issue with art by Ian Churchill, all written by Jeph Loeb. This book also collects, for the first time, the issue #26 written by Loeb's late son Sam, with twenty-six different artists.
• Batman ‘66: The TV Stories TP
We've been wondering what this collection contains for a while, and as it turns out, it is not the first collection of the Batman '66 digital series. Instead, these are various 1960s era Batman and Detective Comics issues that were adapted for or influenced the Adam West TV show of the time. Includes Batman #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171 and Detective #230, 346, and 359
• Batman: Batman and Son TP (New Edition)
This is called Batman and Son, but as a matter of fact, it's the paperback of the recent Black Glove Deluxe hardcover, collecting the contents of both the original Batman and Son and Black Glove collections. Possibly with recent Bat-events, DC thought "Batman and Son" was catchier for the paperback than "Black Glove."
• Demon: From The Darkness TP
I wondered at one point whether this release was tied to a new Demon series, but I haven't heard anything about that. This collects the four-issue Matt Wagner miniseries that preceded the regular Demon series that ran almost 60 issues. Also included, Wagner's single issue of the series, #22. Maybe a collection of the Alan Grant or Garth Ennis Demon issues will follow.
• Green Lantern: Sector 2814 Vol. 3 TP
This third collection of Steve Englehart's early 1980s Green Lantern stories takes the book right through Crisis on Infinite Earths (and earns it a place on the DC Trade Paperback Timeline, once this collection comes out). The book Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Vol. 3 picks up where this book leaves off.
• Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 8 TP
Probably the most relevant aspect of this latest Man of Steel collection is that it looks at a relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman, though things go differently than they have in the New 52. There's also elements set up in this book that play out much later in the new Dark Knight Over Metropolis collection. The next collection or so would bring us real close to the "Supergirl Saga" that I've wanted to see collected for a long time; with Zod's renewed popularity, I'm hoping more Man of Steel collections are on the horizon (even a hardcover?).
• Demon Knights Vol. 3: The Gathering Storm TP
This collection wraps up the remaining uncollected Demon Knights issues -- Paul Cornell's #13-15, and then Robert Venditti's #16-23. Eleven issues is a lot for this collection.
• Green Lantern: Wrath of the First Lantern HC
This crossover collection includes the final issues for all the Geoff Johns-era Green Lantern creative teams; all of these issues can also be found in the individual titles' Vol. 3 collections.
• Katana Vol. 1: Soultaker TP
Collects Katana #1-6 plus Justice League Dark #23,1: The Creeper, making this the earliest-published collection of a Villains Month issue. Interesting that the Katana villain was in the Justice League Dark issue; will we see further ties between these series?
• Batwing Vol. 3: Enemy of The State TP
• Flash Vol. 3: Gorilla Warfare HC
• Justice League Dark Vol. 3: The Death of Magic TP
• Superboy Vol. 3: Lost TP
That's what I was thinking of buying this month. How about you?