Ahead of the DC Comics December 2016 solicitations, to be released next week, DC has let retailers know the latest details on the first eight DC Rebirth collections. As we already know, these will all be released in paperback to start out. According to these solicitations, all of these collections will include their titles' "Rebirth" special (which means some double-dipping for those series that also ended their last collections with the "Rebirth" special); also, contrary to previous solicitations, the issue length will vary for these collections, with Green Arrow and Justice League collecting five regular issues where as Flash collects eight regular issues.
I notice also that the Nightwing collection skips the two "Night of the Monster Men" crossover issues, which may not make Nightwing readers happy. I'll be curious to see if these are collected in another book, like Batman or Detective, or if they're only collected in the Night of the Monster Men trade itself.
Here's the listings:
AQUAMAN VOL. 1: THE DROWNING TP
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by SCOT EATON, BRAD WALKER, ANDREW HENNESSY, PHILIPPE BRIONNES and others
Cover by BRAD WALKER and ANDREW HENNESSY
Aquaman, the King of Atlantis, has never found a true home in either of the worlds that he was born of. In these tales from AQUAMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-7 of the new series, the King of Atlantis attempts to broker a peace between Atlantis and the surface, but this noble quest might force Aquaman to choose whether to live his life above the waves, or below them. Plus, Black Manta makes his bloody return and seeks to destroy everything and everyone Aquaman loves!
On sale JANUARY 11 * 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
BATMAN VOL. 1: I AM GOTHAM TP
Written by TOM KING and SCOTT SNYDER
Art by DAVID FINCH and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH
The Caped Crusader has never been stopped. Not by the Joker. Not by Two-Face. Not even by the Justice League. But now, in the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman faces his most challenging foe ever-the idealistic hero known as Gotham, who wants to save the city from Batman himself! Collects the pages of BATMAN: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-6 of the new, hit BATMAN series! This collection features a new cover by superstar artist David Finch!
On sale JANUARY 11 * 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
THE FLASH VOL. 1: LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE TP
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art and cover by CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO
A new storm brews over Central City and disproves the old adage about lightning never striking twice! Just as Barry begins to feel overwhelmed fighting crime, a new speedster appears-but just where did this amazing new ally come from? Now, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself in a city of speedsters-and dealing with the reappearance of Wally West! Collects THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1 plus issues #1-8 of the new series.
On sale JANUARY 18 * 216 pg, FC, $17.99 US
GREEN ARROW VOL. 1: THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OLIVER QUEEN TP
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by OTTO SCHMIDT and JUAN FERREYRA
Cover by JUAN FERREYRA
Green Arrow's life will be forever changed as he is betrayed by those closest to him! A budding relationship with Black Canary forces Ollie to confront the fact that he can't fight "the man" if he is "the man." And one by one, his friends desert him-and all the money in the world won't bring them back when he needs them most. Collects GREEN ARROW: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN ARROW #1-5.
On sale JANUARY 4 * 160 pg, FC, $16.99 US
GREEN LANTERNS VOL. 1: RAGE PLANET TP
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES and GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER, ED BENES, ROBSON ROCHA, TOM DERENICK, NEIL EDWARDS, JACK HERBERT and others
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
In these stories from GREEN LANTERNS: REBIRTH #1 and GREEN LANTERN #1-6, new Green Lanterns Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz begin a new era of emerald excitement, tackling the universe's toughest beat: Earth. These rookie Lanterns promised to protect others in brightest day or blackest night, but as the "Red Planet" begins to rise, the duo finds themselves confronted with the unimaginable threat of Bleez and the Red Lanterns!
On sale JANUARY 25 * 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1: THE EXTINCTION MACHINE TP
Written by BRYAN HITCH
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, BRYAN HITCH, JESUS MERINO, MATTHEW CLARK, SANDU FLOREA and SEAN PARSONS
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
In these stories from JUSTICE LEAGUE: REBIRTH #1 and issues #1-5 of the new series, a new day dawns for the Justice League as they welcome a slew of new members into their ranks. The question remains though, can the world's greatest superheroes trust these new recruits? And will the members of the League be able to come together against an ancient evil that threatens to reclaim not just the world, but the entire universe?
On sale JANUARY 18 * 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
NIGHTWING VOL. 1: BETTER THAN BATMAN TP
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Cover by JAVIER FERNANDEZ
Dick Grayson is back in Gotham City, fighting to reclaim the life that was taken from him! But when a new evil threatens those closest to him, he must once again tear himself away from his home in order to combat this dark force as Nightwing! Collects NIGHTWING: REBIRTH #1 and NIGHTWING #1-4, 7 and 8.
On sale JANUARY 25 * 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
SUPERMAN VOL. 1: SON OF SUPERMAN TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI and PATRICK GLEASON
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, PATRICK GLEASON, JORGE JIMENEZ, JAIME MENDOZA and MICK GRAY
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
After the stunning events of DC REBIRTH, the world is left without Superman! Luckily, there is another Man of Steel to fill his shoes: the pre-Flashpoint Kal-El! However, can this new Superman protect the world while raising a super-son with his wife, Lois Lane? And should they help their boy use his new and rapidly increasing abilities, or hide them from the world? Don't miss these stories from SUPERMAN: REBIRTH #1 and SUPERMAN #1-6!
On sale JANUARY 4 * 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US