Wonder Woman: Earth One, Multiversity Deluxe, Absolute Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman v. Superman, Crisis on Infinite Earths Deluxe, Showcase Presents Blue Devil, Birds of Prey and Robin by Dixon, more in DC Comics Fall 2015 solicitations

Friday, March 27, 2015

It's DC Comics's Fall 2015 trade paperback and hardcover collections! This list is now complete and updated with my comments, barring any late-breaking additions.

Big items on this list are two from Grant Morrison, Wonder Woman: Earth One and a deluxe-size edition of Multiversity. Don't miss, however, a couple of nice Chuck Dixon reprints, Birds of Prey and Robin (to go along with the recent Dixon Nightwing collections), and a Batman: Road to No Man's Land collection; Showcase Presents: Blue Devil; a deluxe edition of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's Green Arrow; a new Green Arrow collection by Mike Grell and a new Deathstroke, the Terminator collection by Marv Wolfman; plus a Batman v. Superman companion collection. Read on for more!

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100 Bullets Book Three

Absolute Court of Owls

As solicited just this past month, we have some suspicion this might be the first in a series of Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo Absolute Batman collections.

Absolute Green Lantern/Green Arrow

Obviously I have no objection to Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams's seminal Green Lantern/Green Arrow getting all the continued attention it deserves, though I do wonder how the 1970s artwork will hold up in large-scale format.

American Vampire Vol. 7

American Vampire Vol. 8

American Vampire Vol. 9

Arrow Season 2.5

Art Ops Vol. 1

Astro City: Confession

Astro City: Private Lives

Astro City

I don't know much about Astro City, but by popular demand, the Astro City proper collection includes issues #18-21 and 23-24. Confession is #1/2 and 4-9. Private Lives is #11-16.

Bad Girls

Batman '66 Vol. 3

Batman '66 Vol. 4

Batman '66/Green Hornet

Batman Adventures Vol. 3

Batman and Robin Vol. 6: The Hunt For Robin (The New 52)

Batman and Robin Vol. 7: Robin Rises (The New 52)

Said to include Batman and Robin #35-40, Batman and Robin Annual #3, the Damian Wayne story from Secret Origins #4 (one of the best of the initial Secret Origins stories), and Robin Rises: Alpha, though not Omega. Since this is the last trade of the series as it's cancelled before Convergence, I expect Omega will actually be in here, too.

Batman Arkham: Two-Face

Continuing this series of meant-to-attract-video-game-fans Batman: Arkham collections. It doesn't say it specifically in the solicitations, but the temporary cover art for this collection shows Batman Annual #14 by Andrew Helfer and Chris Sprouse, which I consider history's creepiest, most definitive Two-Face story. Hope it's in there.

Batman Beyond 2.0 Vol. 3: Marked Soul

Batman Eternal Vol. 3 (The New 52)

Final collection of the weekly series.

Batman Noir: Hush

Batman R.I.P. Unwrapped

So "Noir" is "black and white"; "Unwrapped" is pencilled but without inks. Nice to see "modern" stories getting this treatment, as our history becomes classics ...

Batman v. Superman

A collection of Superman/Batman "clashes." Given we already got our Dark Knight Over Metropolis, I wonder what else this will collect, and if the emphasis will really be on fights between Batman and Superman, and whether that means full storylines or just parts of stories (Dark Knight Returns, excerpted?). This seeming emphasis on Superman and Batman not getting along is troubling; the movie producers have the unenviable job of making us take sides but then they ultimately need us to come to like both characters. Avengers, on the other hand, has largely emphasized the characters' teamwork; I'm not sure the DC movie team has the right idea.

Batman Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift (The New 52)

Batman Vol. 7: Endgame (The New 52)

Appears to collect just Batman #35-40 and none of the tie-ins (which will appear in their own Joker trade, below), which keeps with the pattern of the Batman trades that preceded it.

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 6: Icarus (The New 52)

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 7 (The New 52)

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 5

Batman: Road to No Man's Land

The full contents aren't listed, but these are previously-uncollected stories between Cataclysm (recently announced for a new collection) and Batman: No Man's Land (roundabouts Batman #560, Detective Comics #727, Shadow of the Bat #80, and so on). I've probably literally been waiting for this collection for almost fifteen or so years. A good amount of this is written by Chuck Dixon, reflecting an overall trend lately toward DC reprinting Dixon's work -- Nightwing, previously, and in these solicitations Birds of Prey and Robin.

Batman: Shaman

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition

Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham

Batman: War Games Vol. 1

Rather surprised to see DC reprinting this. I appreciate the sentiment -- though I don't completely recall, apparently the original trade was printed maybe with some non-essential material excluded, and this new collection "includes chapters never before reprinted chapters." At the same time, this story was not great, up to and including the weird torture death of Robin/Spoiler Stephanie Brown that was written and drawn so awkwardly that everyone involved's discomfort nearly bled off the page, and in the spirit of DC's Divergence it surprises me they're choosing to bring this up again. Good for completists, though!

Batman: Year 100 Deluxe Edition

Batman/Superman Vol. 3: Second Chance (The New 52)

Batman/Superman Vol. 4 (The New 52)

Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity Deluxe Edition

I've never read this mini-series written and drawn by Matt Wagner, but I've heard good things about it; something silly that put me off it is that there seemed some fan interest in finding where this fit into continuity, when it ultimately doesn't; likely this deluxe edition is meant to coincide with the Batman v. Superman movie. I have some sense this is set within the same "timeframe" as Wagner's Batman and the Monster Men books.

Birds of Prey Vol. 1

A new collection of Chuck Dixon's first Birds of Prey material, namely Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey #1, Birds of Prey: Revolution #1, Birds of Prey: Manhunt #1-4, Birds of Prey: Wolves #1, Birds of Prey: Batgirl #1, and Showcase ’96 #3. This is essentially the contents of the existing Birds of Prey and Birds of Prey: Old Friends, New Enemies trades, except it excludes Birds of Prey #1-6. I think this is a good thing, however, because it suggests the next volume might collect Birds of Prey #1-6 and beyond; Dixon's Birds of Prey #7-19 and issues from the #20s and #30s have never been collected, but hopefully this is a sign that they might be.

Blackest Night Unwrapped

Boy Commandos by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Vol. 1

Catwoman Vol. 4: The One You Love

Glad to see this Will Pfeifer collection that follows the Ed Brubaker collections. It wasn't surprising we got re-printed, more-complete Ed Brubaker collections because, well, Ed Brubaker, but whether DC would continue to collect this into the War Games era of Catwoman was another story. Collects the pre-Flashpoint Catwoman series #38-49.

Children's Crusade

DC recently announced this expanded collection of Neil Gaiman's Children's Crusade Vertigo event, with a new story added. It does seem a little strange to me though that this should only collect the Gaiman material and not the Black Orchid, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Arcana/Books of Magic annuals that went along with it. That would make it more of a must-buy for me.

Coffin Hill Vol. 3

Crisis on Infinite Earths Deluxe Edition

Here's a nice surprise in time for Convergence. If you don't have it, the deluxe size would be a lovely, special-but-not-too-imposing format in which to read Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Deathstroke: The Terminator Vol. 2: Sympathy for the Devil

Hooray! A second collection of Marv Wolfman's 1990s Deathstroke, the Terminator series! This one collects the "Terminator Hunt" storyline, issues #10-13 and Annual #1 (there was a Superman crossover issue, #68, where Lois Lane's sister Lucy gets caught in the crossfire, that I think they should include here, too). Either this is the last of these Deathstroke collections or something really extraordinary is about to happen, because the next Deathstroke issues are part of the "Titans Hunt" "Total Chaos" crossover with New Titans [and Team Titans], which I have wanted to see collected forever but never have been. [Edit: Mistakenly identified this as "Titans Hunt," not "Total Chaos." Verily I'd like to see all of this collected -- basically New Teen Titans and its related series all the way from issue #71 through issue #92, if not all the way to issue #100. Still,] I'm not optimistic that now is the time.

Demon: Haunted Glory

Don't let the title fool you; what's really notable about this collection of Garth Ennis's Demon #40-48 and Annual #2 is all Hitman -- the origin of Hitman (also collected in the Hitman books) plus a Demon/Hitman team-up.

DMZ The Deluxe Edition Book Five

Earth 2 Vol. 5: The Kryptonian (The New 52)

Earth 2 Vol. 6 (The New 52)

Earth 2 World's End Vol. 2 (The New 52)

Effigy Vol. 1

Fables: The Deluxe Edition Book Eleven

Fables: The Wolf Among Us Vol. 1

FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics Vol. 4

Flash by Geoff Johns Book One

A paperback of the previously-released Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 1. This one was thinner than the next two, by comparison; I wonder how paperback binding and a paperback spine is going to work when these collections really get to omnibus-size.

Flash Season Zero

Flash Vol. 5: History Lessons (The New 52)

Flash Vol. 6: Out Of Time (The New 52)

Flash Vol. 7 (The New 52)

Collects Flash #36-40, up to Convergence, plus a story from Secret Origins #7.

Flinch Book One

Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi

Gotham Academy Vol. 2

Graphic Ink: Darwyn Cooke

Grayson Vol. 1: Agents Of Spyral (The New 52)

Grayson Vol. 2 (The New 52)

Green Arrow by Jeff Lemire Deluxe Edition (The New 52)

I really liked what I've read of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's Green Arrow work, and no disrespect to the new team but I was sad to see Lemire leave the book, seemingly somewhat suddenly. This is reported to be Green Arrow issues #17-34, the Futures End issue, and the story from Secret Origins, about three trades worth. Given how quickly this run came and went, I'm glad to see it get this recognition.

Green Arrow Vol. 4: Blood of the Dragon

Hooray also for the next collection of Mike Grell's Green Arrow (though neither collections of John Ostrander's Martian Manhunter nor Spectre on this list is concerning). This collects issues #21-28 of the 1980s series, including a guest appearance by Warlord Travis Morgan, another of Grell's popular characters.

Green Arrow Vol. 7 (The New 52)

If I understand correctly this is the sole Green Arrow trade by Arrow writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski, collecting issues #35-40, before Ben Percy takes over post-Convergence.

Green Lantern: A Celebration of 75 Years

Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead

Collects Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1, Green Lantern #35-37, Green Lantern Corps #35-37, Green Lantern: New Guardians #35-37, Red Lanterns #35-37, Sinestro #6-8, and Green Lantern Annual #3, verily the last Green Lantern crossover before Convergence. Somewhat worrisome is that the already-solicited Green Lantern Vol. 6: The Life Equation collects Green Lantern #35-40 and the annual but not Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1; I really hope the only place to read that isn't just here.

Harley Quinn Vol. 2: Power Outage (The New 52)

Harley Quinn Vol. 3 (The New 52)

He-Man: The Eternity War Vol. 1

Immortal Doctor Fate

This would seem to collect Dr. Fate material from his Golden Age appearances to 1970s material, to the Dr. Fate miniseries by J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen (Kent Nelson as Fate to Eric Strauss and his mother Linda as Fate), sending just before the ongoing DeMatteis series in the late 1980s.

Infinite Crisis: Fight For The Multiverse Vol. 2

Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two Vol. 2

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Vol. 1

John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 12: How to Play with Fire

Joker: Endgame

Collects the various Batman: Endgame specials: Gotham Academy: Endgame #1, Batgirl: Endgame #1, Batman and Robin: Endgame #1, Arkham Manor: Endgame #1, and Batman Annual #3, back-ups from Batman #35-39.

Justice League Dark Vol. 6 (The New 52)

Justice League United Vol. 1: Justice League Canada (The New 52)

Justice League United Vol. 2: The Infinitus Saga (The New 52)

Justice League: A League of One

Kid Eternity Deluxe Edition

I'd have been all over this had it been released when Kid Eternity was regularly appearing in Teen Titans a couple of years ago. That's just me; I'm sure the impetus nowadays is author Grant Morrison.



MAD Art of Jack Davis: The Complete Collection of His Work from MAD Comics #1-23

MAD Art of Wally Wood: The Complete Collection of His Work from MAD Comics #1-23

MAD Art of Will Elder: The Complete Collection of His Work from MAD Comics #1-23

Mad Max: Fury Road


Mortal Kombat X Vol. 2

Multiversity Deluxe Edition

Something special was inevitable for the Multiversity collection, and deluxe format is a satisfactory opening salvo. This includes the Multiversity Guidebook in addition to all the issues.

Neal Adams Omnibus

New 52: Futures End Vol. 3

New Teen Titans Vol. 3

No word on the contents yet, but of course we're still waiting to see if these paperback editions will result in more complete or straightforward collections of New Teen Titans than the omnibuses did.

Nightwing Vol. 3

No word on the contents other than this is the next collection of the Chuck Dixon series. Last volume collected the same as the original second volume, Rough Justice, issues #9-18. The original volume three collected issues #1/2, #19, #21-22, #24-29. The missing issues, #20 and #23, were respectively parts of the "Cataclysm" and "Brotherhood of the Fist" crossovers; for completeness, I wouldn't mind seeing them restored to this volume.

Phantom Stranger

Among other issues, this collects the Phantom Stranger material from Action Comics Weekly, making it the third (by my count) collection to include Action Comics Weekly material, after Superman: The Power Within and Nightwing: Old Friends, New Enemies.

Quarantine Zone

Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 7 (The New 52)

Robin Vol. 1: Reborn

We know this is a collection of Robin Tim Drake stories by Chuck Dixon, and the apparent presence of artist Tom Lyle suggests this could be one collection of all three of the Robin miniseries that preceded Dixon's ongoing series. If indeed it includes Robin III, that would be the first time that miniseries has been collected. Other Robin material has been collected out of order in Robin: A Hero Reborn and Robin: Tragedy and Triumph, so maybe this new collection series will put all of that back in order.

Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition

Scalped Deluxe Edition Book Three

Scalped Deluxe Edition Book Two

Scooby-Doo Team-Up Vol. 2

Secret Origins Vol. 3 (The New 52)

Secret Six Vol. 3

No word on the contents, but as Secret Six Vol. 2 collected issues #1-14, the first two (numbered) trades, this could collect Vol. 3 and 4, Danse Macabre and Cats in the Cradle, issues #15-24, and that would leave the fourth new volume to collect the final two trades, issues #25-36.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2

Showcase Presents: Batman Vol. 6

Showcase Presents: Blue Devil Vol. 1

Another definitively 1980s series that I've really wanted to read; after Showcase Presents: Booster Gold and Showcase Presents: Blue Beetle, Blue Devil is only logical. Said to collect issues #1-18 of the series plus Fury of the Firestorm #24.

Showcase Presents: The Flash Vol. 5

Smallville Season 11 Vol. 7: Lantern

Star-Spangled War Stories Vol. 1

Strange Sports Stories

Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Trial by Fire

I guess this re-print of the already-released collection of John Ostrander's first Suicide Squad issues is meant to coincide with the movie. My hope is that maybe this will finally lead to the release of Suicide Squad Vol. 2: The Nightshade Odyssey, previously solicited and then cancelled; I'd been looking forward to that one.

Suiciders Vol. 1

Superman - Action Comics Vol. 6: Superdoom (The New 52)

Superman - Action Comics Vol. 7 (The New 52)

Superman Adventures Vol. 1

Superman Unchained (The New 52)

Superman: Doomed (The New 52)

Superman: Earth One Vol. 3

Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 2: War And Peace (The New 52)

Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 3 (The New 52)

Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder Deluxe Edition

I liked Scott Snyder's Swamp Thing OK, and the Yanick Paquette artwork is going to be sensational in this large-scale format. Seems to me that if DC is going to do the New 52 Swamp Thing deluxe, only fair that Jeff Lemire's related, superlative Animal Man series get the same treatment.

Swamp Thing: Darker Genesis

Sweet Tooth Deluxe Edition Book One

Teen Titans: Earth One Vol. 1

Wild Dog: Unleashed

Make that four collections now of Action Comics Weekly material, with this collection of Max Allen Collins's Wild Dog stories. (I mainly remember Wild Dog for the stark-looking DC house ads.) Between this and the Batman: Second Chances, seems about time for a collection of Collins's Ms. Tree.

Wolf Moon

Wonder Woman Vol. 6: Bones (The New 52)

Wonder Woman Vol. 7 (The New 52)

The first volume written by Meredith Finch with artist David Finch.

Wonder Woman: A Very Selfish Princess

Collecting what will apparently be, but I hadn't heard announced yet, a twelve-part digital series written and drawn by Jill Thompson (Sandman, Dead Boy Detectives).

Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1

Not to save the highlight for last, but it seems we can expect the Grant Morrison/Yanick Paquette graphic novel in November. No additional clues on the story aside from that Morrison "once again pushes the boundaries of the graphic novel page in his mind-bending new take on the most powerful woman in the DC Universe."

Worlds' Finest Vol. 6 (The New 52)

Y The Last Man Book Three

Maybe not as many real shockers in this list as in the one from last August, but still some stuff to look forward to. Leave a comment and let me know your top picks from the list.
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  1. "The full contents aren't listed, but these are previously-uncollected stories between Cataclysm (recently announced for a new collection) and Batman: No Man's Land"

    Wait, so that means STILL no Legacy?!? Damn. :(

  2. Woo-hoo, Road to No Man's Land! It's almost like they're paying attention to my silly suggestions in this blog's comment sections. Going by the page count, I suppose it will collect not only the individual 3-part arcs that ran in the three main Batman books, but also the Azrael issues that introduced Nicholas Scratch, the terribly ill-conceived Marilyn Manson wannabe who lobbied for Gotham to get quarantined. Now when are we getting some Aftershock collections? How about some New Gotham TPBs to bridge the gap between No Man's Land and Bruce Wayne: Murderer/Fugitive?

    Other than that, great to see the Green Arrow by Mike Grell TPBs and the thicker Nightwing trades continuing, not to mention Dixon's Robin and Birds of Prey getting the same treatment. What's odd is that there's no JLA vol. 8. I wonder if sales dropped too much once the TPBs got to Kelly's issues, but I'm glad they at least covered the series up to the end of his run. Unless volume 7 gets cancelled, of course (knock on wood).

    I'm also glad to see more New 52 Deluxe HCs coming up, although I certainly didn't expect Snyder's Swamp Thing and Lemire's Green Arrow to get that treatment before Morrison's Action Comics. The Multiversity one can't come soon enough.

  3. I will FURIOUS if Nightwing Vol 3 skips Brotherhood of the Fist yet again!

    Road to NML shows DC is committed to completely collecting NML, so I applaud that.

    1. I wonder the Nightwing/Huntress mini will be included. Vol 3 is when Huntress shows up in the ongoing, so the timeline would be right.

  4. Really glad to see Lemire's GA run get the deluxe treatment. A Multiversity deluxe was expected, but still welcome. And I can't wait for WW Earth One! Still surprised no new Ostrander Suicide Squad trades listed, with the movie due next year, unless I missed it.

    1. Joe, you missed it. It's actually an *old* Ostrander Suicide Squad collection, Trial by Fire. I'm hoping that it leads finally to the release of Vol. 2: The Nighshade Odyssey.

  5. Fancy waiting for an Absolute Multiversity.
    Would still like a Azz/Chaing WW omnibus too

    1. DC might get me with the double dip for Multiversity. I can't wait to buy the collection, and I'm gonna jump all over an Absolute edition whenever it happens.

      Got tired of waiting for Absolute Infinite Crisis (yeah, I like it, so sue me!).

    2. No shame here -- I remember Infinite Crisis fondly, too!

  6. New Nightwing: Rough Justice is not the same trade as the one from back then, because it apparently has Annual #1 too.

    And the given page count of the Robin trade is too small for all three mini-series.

  7. Oh, and the cross-over that follows the second 90s Deathstroke trade is something called Total Chaos, not Titans Hunt.

    1. Y'know, I knew I had that wrong as I was writing it, because I could picture the cover and I knew it crossed over with Team Titans, but then I also knew Team Titans weren't in "Titans Hunt." Anyway, I've fixed it in the post now and hope I haven't made it more confusing.

  8. I think you missed the listing for Batman: War Games Book One. I found that to be a pleasant surprise. I'm really glad DC seems to be committed to regularly releasing new collections for a lot of the 90s and 2000s Bat-books material. I'm hoping we'll get new collections for Paul Dini's Detective Comics and Brian Q. Miller's Batgirl eventually.

    I'm really excited for the Lemire Green Arrow and Snyder Swamp Thing Deluxe HCs too, especially since they seem to open the floodgates for more of these kinds of collections for New 52 series. I would love a collection of Lemire's Animal Man, but that might be too lengthy for a Deluxe HC. I think runs like Animal Man, Azzarello's Wonder Woman, and John's Aquaman might be better suited for the omnibus treatment. Unfortunately, DC doesn't seem to want to release many omnibus collections.

    Also, Robin Rises: Omega is supposed to be collected in Batman & Robin Volume 6.

    1. I did indeed miss War Games. Not exactly sure how I overlooked it; thanks. Yes, on one hand, I'm glad to see the 1990s and 2000s getting some love and staying in print, in expanded editions even. At the same time, War Games went so wrong and was so charged ultimately that I'm really surprised DC is reprinting it (or even acknowledging it at all). And y'think we'll get a new War Drums collection with War Games? I recall being very excited about a "prologue" trade way back when.

    2. I also missed the War Games Book One listing, but I just found it. It seems they're now splitting the whole thing in just two volumes, and the first one is a combination of the War Drums trade (with Gabrych's first seven issues of Detective Comics and Stephanie Brown's short-lived stint as Robin) with the War Games Act One TPB.

  9. Also, Batman: Shaman has an extra 8 pages compared to the 1993 printed version, which I have. That 1993 version has a lengthy intro so I am curious what bonus materials this new printing will have.

  10. What is the Swamp Thing book? DarkER genesis?

    1. Darker Genesis is the title of Swamp Thing #156. This book is the follow-up to the one that was in recent solicitations. It's Swamp Thing by Millar vol. 2.

  11. I'm wishing for volume 3 of the Spectre by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake. Please, DC! The first 2 volumes were so good!

  12. Just a small correction - there is no "Batman and Robin: Endgame" one-shot, but there is a "Detective Comics: Endgame" which teams Anarky with Spoiler.

  13. WOW! This is incredible. I've been jonesing for a new edition of Batman: Shaman for a long, long time. I hope the Robin Reborn trade includes:

    Detective Comics 618-621 (Tim's mom dies)
    Batman 455-457 (New costume)
    Robin 1-5 (first miniseries)
    Batman 465 (Tim's first official night as Robin)

    Oh, and glossy paper, please! The paper and reproduction quality on the new Dark Knight, Dark City trade is just... well, really bad. Speaking of that trade, I'm gonna have a GREAT time figuring out where to put it on my shelf in relation to this new Robin trade, the stories weave in and out and take place in the midst of each other...

    I think it's cool they're reprinting War Games with War Drums, although I already have War Drums. Hopefully they include pages from Teen Titans 13 and a certain issue of Batgirl, both of which have Stephanie as Robin.

  14. Hey, man. Loved this update. So much good news. I have a couple of questions, though. Hopefully you can clear them up for me.

    First, do you have any idea what date the Lemire Green Arrow run will be collected?

    Second, just to confirm, the Swamp Thing: Darker Genesis TP is the second Millar one, right? And what date is the Snyder Swamp Thing book being released?

    Third, still no Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 9, huh?

    1. No Man of Steel Vol. 9, but I'm still wondering if we'll really ever see a Man of Steel Vol. 9. In the issues that would be in Vol. 9, Superman ... does a bad thing, and even though he's ... done this bad thing elsewhere recently, I imagine some hesitation on DC's part to reprint that particular issue. But if so, great -- viva la vol. 10, 11, and so on.

  15. Would have loved to see a third volume of Ostrander/Mandrake's Spectre series. Would also have been pleased to see All-Star Squadron Volume 1 and Infinity, Inc. Volume 1 to celebrate the JSA's 75th anniversary.

    I'm wondering if the Batman: Arkham -- Two-Face collection is just a rebranding of Batman vs. Two-Face from a few years ago.

    I don't know if I need another Crisis collection, but I'll probably end up getting it.

    I'm glad to see Green Lantern is still getting his 75th anniversary celebration volume. I was wondering since DC solicited so many for early in this year. I'm also beginning to wonder what volumes we'll see solicited in 2016. Wonder Woman and Aquaman seems to be no-brainers as DC appears to be concentrating on the founding members of the JLA for the majority of its releases, though with the success of Arrow on TV I imagine there might be a Green Arrow volume in 2016. Maybe Plastic Man to represent the Quality Comics characters? (I admit I was surprised that there weren't volumes for Hawkman or the Atom solicited or announced for 2015.)

    Speaking of the 75th anniversary celebration volumes, anybody know if the Spirit volume will include the Spirit Jam, which appears to be the only Spirit story not collected in its entirety in the Spirit Archives (well, excepting the recent DC series)?

  16. I hope they haven't dropped the Spectre & Martian Manhunter books. It woild also be great for all of Ostrander's Suicide Squad to be collected this time, and not only the first 8 issues

  17. Oh my...
    I actually had to pinch myself when I saw a deluxe edition of Jeff Lemire's Green Arrow run. I've refused to buy the trades because I thought it deserved better, but never in my life had I believed we would actually get it this soon. Fantastic news!
    Seeing three other deluxes I'll be getting with Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Dark Knight Returns and The Multiversity. I already have the Absolute of Crisis, but It is a bit cumbersome and I think the Deluxe format really is the ideal way to enjoy graphic novels. It's just the perfect size.
    Oh, and the Omega issue that you think is left out of Batman and Robin #7 will actually be in the #6 collection, thereby ending that volume on a really epic cliffhanger. Can be seen on the Amazon listing.
    Really psyched for Earth One Wonder Woman as well, and I'm guessing the Finch Wonder Woman will most likely not include issues 41-42 but rather the annual, since 41 will be the start of a new storyline.

  18. So.... no Justice League, Vol. 7? No Green Lantern, Vol. 7? No Aquaman, Vol. 7? No Swamp Thing, Vol. 7? No Sinestro, Vol. 3? No Catwoman, Vol. 7? No Batgirl, Vol. 2? No Superman, Vol. 7? Strange...

    1. Nope. There are a couple post-Convergence trades, but not many, and none, I think, from really major series. So the question of whether we're looking at a line-wide trade re-numbering or not is still out there ...

    2. This list only includes collections that will come out until January 2016. By then, most DC monthlies will have just finished their first post-Convergence arcs, so it should take a few more months for these arcs to start getting collected. The absence of Swamp Thing vol. 7 is strange, though, since that series ended right before Convergence.