DC Comics Solicitations - On Sale October 2011
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER • Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Stephanie Brown’s second semester at Gotham U starts like any other – new classes, new allies, a vigilante stalker – everything a gal could want! But what Gotham City’s Batgirl isn’t prepared for is the arrival of the “Order of the Scythe.” Who are they, and why have they set their sights on her? Find out in these stories from issues #15-22!
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by CAMERON STEWART, ANDY CLARKE, DUSTIN NGUYEN and SCOTT HANNA
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
The new Dynamic Duo uncovers clues involving the mysterious death of Bruce Wayne before facing off against each other in a heated battle that both heroes will regret — if they live through it!
Collecting issues #7-12 of this hit series, this volume includes the story “Blackest Knight,” which ties into THE BLACKEST NIGHT, as well as tales that lead directly into BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE!
Written by BOB GALE, DENNIS O’NEIL, GREG RUCKA, DEVIN GRAYSON, IAN EDGINTON and others
Art by ALEX MALEEV, ROGER ROBINSON, DALE EAGLESHAM, FRANK TERAN, JASON PEARSON, JON BOGDANOVE, PHIL WINSLADE and others
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 544 pg, FC, $29.99 US
For the first time, the classic Batman epic is collected in full, including chapters that were never before collected, starting with these stories from BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #83-86, BATMAN #563-566, DETECTIVE COMICS #730-733, AZRAEL: AGENT OF THE BAT #51- 55, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #116-118, BATMAN CHRONICLES #16.
Months after a cataclysmic earthquake, the last remaining citizens of Gotham City live amid a citywide turf war in which the strong prey on the weak.
Written by PAUL DINI, CHRISTOPHER YOST and MIKE BENSON • Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Batman hunts a serial killer in this title collecting BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #5-11, while the Huntress partners with Man-Bat! Plus: A sinister plot involving dozens of Gotham City’s young runaways.
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 1,216 pg, FC, $150.00 US
In September, DC Comic will launch 52 new #1 issues starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! In December, to commemorate this incredible event, DC is collecting every one of these debut issues in a once-in-a-lifetime massive hardcover that includes:
• JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee
• ACTION COMICS #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales
• BATMAN #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
• GREEN LANTERN #1 by Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke
• SWAMP THING #1 by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette
• STORMWATCH #1 by Paul Cornell and Miguel Sepulveda
• TEEN TITANS #1 by Scott Lobdell and Brett Booth
• And 45 more!
ART BY VARIOUS
This September, DC Comics explodes with 52 new #1 issues! DC’s entire line of comic books starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes is being renumbered with new, innovative storylines featuring the most iconic of DC’s characters, helmed by the most creative writers and artists in the industry.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, DC Direct is producing an incredible portfolio featuring the striking cover images from all 52 debut issues illustrated by superstar artists including Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, David Finch, Ivan Reis, Francis Manapul, George Pérez and many more!
Fifty two images by various cover artists are printed on high-quality 4-color matte paper stock, collected in a 4-color folder and shrink-wrapped together. All prints measure 9” x 12” and are ready for framing.
*Quantities may be allocated
On sale October 5, 2011 * Portfolio * $129.99
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by HOWARD PORTER, ADRIANA MELO, LIVESAY and NORMAN LEE
Cover by ED BENES
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Based on the hit DC Universe Online game from Sony!
As this epic adventure begins, Lex Luthor’s obsession with destroying Superman reaches fever pitch when he cuts the ultimate Devil’s deal with Brainiac – but with the shake of a hand, has Luthor consigned humanity to extinction? Collecting issues #0-7!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by ANDY KUBERT and SANDRA HOPE
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 19 • 176 pg, FC, $22.99 US
The red-hot, sold-out five-issue miniseries from Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert is back in a new hardcover!
This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it?
It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet-altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!
Written by PAUL DINI, GUILLEM MARCH and MARC ANDREYKO
Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Collecting issues #8-14! As their dangerous alliance with The Riddler continues, the Sirens will do anything to learn which mysterious villain is targeting them all for death.
Written by JACK KIRBY • Art and cover by JACK KIRBY and VINCE COLLETTA
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 304 pg, FC, $39.99 US
At last, the first title in the acclaimed FOURTH WORLD series is in trade paperback, collecting SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #133-139, FOREVER PEOPLE #1-3, NEW GODS #1-3 and MISTER MIRACLE #1-3! Featuring the debuts of Orion, Darkseid, Mister Miracle and more!
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI • Art by JORDI BERNET, EDUARDO RISSO, NELSON and FIONA STAPLES
Cover by JORDI BERNET
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 160 pg, FC, $17.99 US
Can it be true? Jonah Hex has a wife? Find out in these tales from issues #61-67, including a tale illustrated by Eisner Award winner Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS).
Written by MATTHEW STURGES • Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Who – or what – are The Puzzlemen? And what is the significance of the ancient artifacts stolen from museums around the world? Put the puzzle together, and The All-Stars are up against a threat that endangers all of humanity in these stories from issues #14-19.
Written by JIM SHOOTER, PAUL LEVITZ and GERRY CONWAY
Art by MIKE GRELL, MICHAEL NETZER, JOE STATON, JIM SHERMAN
and others • Cover by MIKE GRELL
ADVANCE SOLICITED • On sale MARCH 21 • 240 pg, FC, $59.99 US
In these stories, collected from SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #224-233, the 30th century teens battle Stargrave, The Fatal Five and the intergalactic conspiracy known as The Dark Circle.
Written by FRANK ROBBINS, DENNIS O’NEIL and MIKE FRIEDRICH
Art by IRV NOVICK, NEAL ADAMS and others • Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale NOVEMBER 23 • 512 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
Reprinting tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #391-407 and BATMAN #216-228, this value-priced collection includes the introduction of Man-Bat and Batman’s battle with The League of Assassins.
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and CHRIS ROBERSON
Art by EDDY BARROWS, ALLAN GOLDMAN, JP MAYER and others
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 168 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In this second “Grounded” volume, from SUPERMAN #707-711 and 713-714, Superman meets the new Wonder Woman for the first time! But why can’t he shake the feeling that he already knows her? Then, Superman visits Boulder, Colorado, where The Flash made a strange discovery that relates to Superman. And in Salt Lake City, Batman arrives to revisit one of his earliest adventures with The Man of Steel!
Written by JAMES ROBINSON, STERLING GATES and ERIC TRAUTMANN
Art by PETE WOODS, JAMAL IGLE and others • Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale NOVEMBER 9 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
It’s New Krypton vs. Brainiac, the alien behind the annihilation of the original Krypton! Collecting SUPERMAN: LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON #1-2, ADVENTURE COMICS #8-9, SUPERMAN #698 and SUPERGIRL #51!
Written by JAMES ROBINSON, STEVE LYONS, DAN DIDIO and JEFF LEMIRE • Art by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, ED BENES, KEITH GIFFEN, BRETT
BOOTH, MARCO RUDY and others • Cover by BRETT BOOTH
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The new, improved Doomsday is back in these tales from STEEL #1, OUTSIDERS #37, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #55, SUPERMAN/ BATMAN ANNUAL #5 and SUPERBOY #6!
Written by NICK SPENCER
Art by HOWARD PORTER, ADRIANA MELO, LIVESAY and NORMAN LEE
Cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale NOVEMBER 16 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Would you rather burn out or fade away? That’s the question at the heart of this bold title collecting issues #1-10 of the acclaimed new series. Meet a group of people who find purpose when they’re offered a chance to become super heroes. The catch? Their powers will kill them.
Written by BOB ROZAKIS, DENNIS O’NEIL, MARTIN PASKO and others
Art by DON NEWTON and others • Cover by DON NEWTON
On sale DECEMBER 7 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN #305-306, DETECTIVE COMICS #480 and 483- 492 and BRAVE AND BOLD #153-165, Batman revisits “The Curse of Crime Alley,” meets Maxie Zeus and wages war on the League of Assassins.
Written by J.T. KRUL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, MARCUS TO, ADRIANA MELO and others
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and DOUG HAZLEWOOD
On sale NOVEMBER 2 • 168 pg, FC, $17.99 US
There should always be a Robin on the team, but if Damian is the Teen Titans’ only option, maybe they’ll pass on having a Boy Wonder. Hopefully he’ll be able to help against the terrible menace of the rising villain, Headcase. #88-92, RED ROBIN #20 and WONDER GIRL #1 THE WONDER
Written by STEVE DITKO, LEN WEIN, PAUL LEVITZ, MARK MILLAR and others • Art by STEVE DITKO and others • Cover by STEVE DITKO
On sale DECEMBER 14 • 384 pg, FC, $59.99 US
Collecting tales by artist Steve Ditko from SHOWCASE #75, THE HAWK AND THE DOVE #1-2, MAN-BAT #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #483-485 and 487, ADVENTURE COMICS #467-468, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #267, 268, 274, 276 and 281, OUTSIDERS #13, LEGENDS OF THE DC UNIVERSE 80-PAGE GIANT #1 and the TALES OF THE NEW GODS TP.
Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON • Art and cover by HARRY G. PETER
On sale NOVEMBER 30 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
In this new title collecting WONDER WOMAN #2-3, SENSATION COMICS #10-14 and COMICS CAVALCADE #1, Wonder Woman battles Mars, god of war, and Paula Von Gunther, a treacherous German spy.