DC Comics Fall 2014 trade solicitations that came out not too long ago, and in addition, I didn't see all that much to comment on in the DC Comics June 2014 trade paperback and collections solicitations -- a lot of stuff I'm interested in, but not so much to talk about. So we'll take this one a little quicker than normal, though I'm still curious to hear what made your buying list for June.
• Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight HC
This is a quick turnaround, hitting the solicitations just weeks after it was announced as part of DC's Fall 2014 lineup. To me what still puts this one over the top, aside from the great Legends of the Dark Knight specials, is the inclusion of Catwoman: When in Rome.
• Animal Man Vol. 6: Flesh and Blood TP
Continues Jamie Delano's run on the "classic" Animal Man series with issues #51-63. Delano writes the title to issue #79, so they could maybe-kinda finish Delano's run with the next trade if they increased the issue count a little. Writer Jerry Prosser comes after, completing the series at issue #89.
• Batman - Bruce Wayne: Fugitive (New Edition) TP
As you've no doubt heard by now, DC Comics announced plans to recall and reprint the Batman: Bruce Wayne: Murderer collection, which we all very much appreciate. It remains that the contents solicited for this Batman: Fugitive trade aren't correct, at the least because some of the issues solicited for this volume actually appear in the Murderer trade. I can understand that DC has to solicit their books far in advance of publication and so the solicitations may not always be accurate; I am surprised that once a book has been finalized, there's not at least a mechanism where they post the final contents on their website -- right now the website shows the same incorrect contents as the solicitation. Even so, DC has shown a dedication this week to getting their collections right, so I'm optimistic about the Fugitive trade.
• Batman Unwrapped: The Court of Owls HC
Sure it's interesting that this book collects Court of Owls with uninked, uncolored pencils by Greg Capullo, but what I think is even more notable here is that it's the entirety of the "Court of Owls" saga, the Batman Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 collections, in one volume. Those of you hoping for omnibus or Absolute editions of Scott Snyder's Batman work might take this first composite edition as a sign of what's to come.
• Batman: A Celebration of 75 Years HC
• Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years HC
As a mostly Modern Age fan, my interest in these Batman and Joker anniversary books is in what modern issues we might find collected that haven't been collected before. In the Batman book, I notice Mike Barr's Detective #574, "My Beginning and Probable End"; also the book has one-off modern era issues by Chuck Dixon and Greg Rucka. The Joker book includes Detective #726, which was labeled as an "Aftershock" issue following Cataclysm.
• Batwing Vol. 4: Welcome To The Family TP
I actually thought this title had already been canceled, but new issues are solicited at least as far as June. I haven't heard great things about the book, but its longevity makes me wonder if I'm missing something.
• Birds of Prey Vol. 4: The Cruelest Cut TP
• Talon Vol. 2: Fall of The Owls TP
The Birds of Prey collection includes issues #18-24, 26, and Talon #9; that Birds of Prey #25 can be found in the upcoming DC Comics:Year Zero collection, and we can probably guess other trades will similarly skip collecting that tie-in issue. The Talon collection finishes off the Talon series with issues #8-17 and Birds of Prey #21, so the Birds of Prey and Talon collections each duplicate an issue from the other.
• Brightest Day Omnibus HC
I'm curious about the audience for this one, since the events of Brightest Day was one of the first victims of the New 52 relaunch. Did anyone miss Brightest Day the first time around and are picking up the omnibus now? I guess this'll probably work well, and fill in some gaps, next to the Green Lantern by Geoff Johns omnibuses when they get around to this point.
• Flash Vol. 4: Reverse HC
Along with issues #20-25, this includes the Villains Month Reverse Flash issue.
• Green Lantern Corps Vol. 4: Rebuild TP
Appears that with this collection and the new creative team, Green Lantern Corps has switched to paperback, as has Green Lantern: New Guardians.
• Justice League of America’s Vibe Vol. 1: Breach TP
Resolicited; this collection now includes issues #1-10, the complete series. I guess with the loss of the Green Team, Teen Trillionaires trade, we really can't be sure any trade is going to "make it," though my guess is that "Justice League" in the title will keep this collection safe enough.
• Nightwing Vol. 4: Second City TP
• Teen Titans Vol. 4: Light and Dark TP
The Nightwing and Teen Titans books mark the second-to-last volumes for each of these series; presumably the next volume of Titans will collect seven issues, #24-30, and the Nightwing volume will collect six issues, #25-30.
• Supergirl Vol. 4: Out of The Past TP
Includes Supergirl #21-26, the Action Comics/Cyborg Superman Villains Month issue, and also Superman #25, part of the "Return to Krypton" storyline (remains to be seen if this will be the whole issue or just the Supergirl parts).
• Superman Vol. 4: Psi-War HC
Solicitations say this collects Superman #18-24 and Superman Annual #2. I could've sworn Action Comics #24 was also part of this -- anyone know, and anyone know how it'll read without it?
• Swamp Thing By Brian K. Vaughan Vol. 2 TP
This volume, collecting issues #11-20, completes the collections of Brian Vaughan's Swamp Thing.
OK, that's what I'm thinking about. What will you be ordering for the month?