Collected Editions August 2013 Releases!
Here are the Collected Editions Group solicitations for August 2013 courtesy of DC Comics.
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, ANN NOCENTI, GAIL SIMONE, ADAM GLASS, PETER J. TOMASI, KYLE HIGGINS, JOHN LAYMAN, SCOTT LOBDELL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by GREG CAPULLO, RAFA SANDOVAL, JORDI TARRAGONA, ED BENES, DANIEL SAMPERE, FERNANDO DAGNINO, PATRICK GLEASON, TOMAS GIORELLO, EDDY BARROWS, JASON FABOK, BRETT BOOTH and others
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 456 pg, FC, $29.99 US
After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this new epic that stars Batman’s network of crimefighting allies! While The Joker threatens the existence of Gotham City, these heroes—and villains—must find a way to survive in stories from BATMAN #17, CATWOMAN #13-14, BATGIRL #14-16, BATMAN AND ROBIN #15-17, NIGHTWING #15-16, DETECTIVE COMICS #16-17, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #15-16 and TEEN TITANS #15, plus pages from BATMAN #13, BATGIRL #13, NIGHTWING #14, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #13-14, SUICIDE SQUAD #14-15 and TEEN TITANS #14 and 16.
Written by GAIL SIMONE, RAY FAWKES and SCOTT SNYDER
Art by ED BENES, DANIEL SAMPERE, GREG CAPULLO, JULIUS GOPEZ,
JONATHAN GLAPION, MARK IRWIN, VICENTE CIFUENTES and ADMIRA WIJAYA
Cover by ED BENES
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Batgirl stars in these epics from #14-19 of her monthly series, plus BATMAN #17, BATGIRL ANNUAL #1 and a story from YOUNG ROMANCE #1, all spinning out of “Death of the Family.” The Joker is back, and Barbara Gordon must confront her past as she deals with the crazed criminal responsible for crippling her. Plus, once the dust settles, Barbara must deal with her family demons as her psychotic brother James Jr. comes after her.
Written by DAMON LINDELOF, JONATHAN LARSEN, TOM TAYLOR, B. CLAY MOORE, STEVE NILES, T.J. FIXMAN, ANDREW DABB and JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV
Art by JEFF LEMIRE, J.G. JONES, NICOLA SCOTT, BEN TEMPLESMITH, TREVOR HAIRSINE, TAN ENG HUAT, PHIL HESTER and others
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
These new tales of Batman explore unusual sides of The Dark Knight, including his early years as a crimefighter, his method of dealing with super-powered foes and more. Collecting issues #1-5 of the digital-first series.
Written by NEIL GAIMAN, GRANT MORRISON, SCOTT SNYDER and MARK WAID
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale OCTOBER 23 • 272 pg, FC, $34.99 US
DC collects the Batman stories by acclaimed artist Andy Kubert in pencil form in this spectacular new hardcover, including the tales that introduced Damian Wayne and the now-classic story “Whatever Happened to The Caped Crusader?” Don’t miss these stories from BATMAN #655-658, 664-666, 686 and 700, BATMAN (New 52) #18, DETECTIVE COMICS #853 and a story from 52 #46
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, GENE HA, CARLOS D’ANDA, IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this new trade paperback collecting issues #7-12 of the smash-hit series, find out what who has joined the team after its origin! And why does Green Arrow want to join their ranks so badly? Plus, someone is out to get the Justice League, and he is determined to show the world how mortal these godlike beings really are!
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, DAN JURGENS, PHIL JIMENEZ, SZYMON KUDRANSKI,
ARDIAN SYAF, CHRISTIAN ALAMY, KEITH CHAMPAGNE, MARK IRWIN, TOM NGUYEN and MARC DEERING
Cover by DOUG MAHNKE and MARK IRWIN
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 264 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The universe is in shambles and the Guardians are the cause. Their mysterious Third Army has risen across the cosmos like a plague, destroying everything in its path, and Hal Jordan and Sinestro are nowhere to be found. It is up to wrongfully accused Simon Baz to clear his name and become the hero that the Corps needs to get to the bottom of Hal and Sinestro’s disappearance and the Rise of the Third Army in these stories from GREEN LANTERN #0 and 13-20!
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 144 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US
The amazing original graphic novel from the ALL-STAR SUPERMAN creative team of writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely is back in a new deluxe edition hardcover, that includes a gallery of preliminary art that’s never been published before! Ultraman, Owlman, Power Ring, and Johnny Quick rule their world without mercy or opposition, until the sudden appearance of Superman, Batman and the rest of the Justice League! Realties clash as the Justice League travels to an alternate reality to face off against distorted mirror images of themselves…
This Deluxe Edition features a new cover by Frank Quitely, plus previously unpublished sketch material and more.
Written by GRANT MORRISON, MARK MILLAR, MARK WAID, RON MARZ, GARTH ENNIS, JAMES ROBINSON, GEOFF JOHNS and others
Art by VAL SEMEIKS, PHIL JIMENEZ, CULLY HAMNER, MARK BUCKINGHAM, J.H. WILLIAMS III, BRYAN HITCH, KEITH GIFFEN, SEAN PHILLIPS, DAN JURGENS and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale OCTOBER 30 • 1,080 pg, FC, $99.99 US
The 1999 event masterminded by Grant Morrison is collected in its entirety in one massive hardcover! In the 853rd century, Earth remains safe thanks to the descendants of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and others—but they’ve never met anything like the sentient super-computer Solaris. This incredible collection includes DC ONE MILLION #1-4, plus the #1,000,000 issues of ACTION COMICS, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, AQUAMAN, AZRAEL, BATMAN, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT, BOOSTER GOLD, CATWOMAN, CHASE, CHRONOS, THE CREEPER, DETECTIVE COMICS, THE FLASH, GREEN ARROW, GREEN LANTERN, HITMAN, IMPULSE, JLA, LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, LEGIONNAIRES, LOBO, MARTIAN MANHUNTER, NIGHTWING, POWER OF SHAZAM, RESURRECTION MAN, ROBIN, STARMAN, SUPERBOY, SUPERGIRL, SUPERMAN, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF TOMORROW, WONDER WOMAN, YOUNG JUSTICE, as well as DC ONE MILLION 80-PAGE GIANT #1 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN #79-80.
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM and ANDREW KREISBERG
Art by MIKE GRELL, JORGE JIMENEZ, SERGIO SANDOVAL, ERIC NGUYEN and others
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Spinning out of the hit CW television series ARROW comes these digital-first adventures! These new stories from ARROW #1-6 and #1 SPECIAL EDITION fill in the gaps between episodes of one of TV’s hottest new series!
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by AMANDA CONNER, TONY AKINS, SANFORD GREEN, TED NAIFEH and others
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale SEPTEMBER 25 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Don’t miss a moment of the action from the 2012 5-issue miniseries as Wonder Woman must stop an attack on Themyscira, Batgirl falls into Duela Dent’s trap, Supergirl and Power Girl confront a space invasion and much more!
Written by ANN NOCENTI, ROB LIEFELD, FRANK TIERI and GEOFF JOHNS
Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II, ROB HUNTER, TOM DERENICK, JOE BENNETT, CARLOS D’ANDA and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this title collecting GA #0 and 14-16, plus THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #14 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #8, Oliver Queen crosses paths with both Hawkman and the entire Justice League! As if that’s not enough, he must liberate Seattle’s waterfront from the grip of Harrow, a thug who’s running guns into the city! Also, Green Arrow’s downward spiral begins as he loses Q-Corps, and discover the events that led up to the birth of Green Arrow in a tale from issue #0!
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT, EDUARDO PANSICA, YILDIRAY CINAR and TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT and TREVOR SCOTT
On sale OCTOBER 2 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these stories from EARTH 2 #0 and 7-12 and a story from DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #0, the World Army has begun rounding up the Super Heroes of Earth 2, but for what dark purpose? In an attempt to avoid capture, Dr. Fate and Kid Flash find themselves in the powerful magical realm of Nabu, and Wotan, the protector of Nabu, seeks Dr. Fate’s assistance in obtaining a secret locked deep within a tower…
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and SCOTT SNYDER
Art by STEVE PUGH, TIMOTHY GREEN II, YANICK PAQUETTE, MARCO RUDY and others
Cover by STEVE PUGH
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 232 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The world has fallen to the Rot! Animal Man forms an uneasy alliance with Swamp Thing as the world falls deep into decay. The two heroes travel the decimated planet, scrounging up misfit crimefighters, whose appearances and histories have been changed by this new hell-scape. Will Animal Man and Swamp Thing be able to stop the forces of the Rot and change the world back to what it was? Find out in these tales from ANIMAL MAN #12-17 and SWAMP THING #12 and 17-18.
Written by J.H. WILLIAMS III and W. HADEN BLACKMAN
Art by AMY REEDER, TREVOR McCARTHY, PERE PEREZ, RICHARD FRIEND and ROB HUNTER
Cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from BATWOMAN #6-11, six lives are inextricably linked in the past and present and on a collision course with the others: Batwoman, fighting for duty and vengeance against a threat of arcane power. Detective Maggie Sawyer, investigating a case that could end her career. DEO Agent Cameron Chase, commanding a vigilante she despises. Colonel Jacob Kane, clutching at a life that’s slipping away. Maro, a new villain corrupting Gotham City. And Kate Kane, wrestling with decisions that will test her loyalties.
Written by RICHARD DONNER, GEOFF JOHNS, JEPH LOEB, DENNIS O’NEIL, PETER J. TOMASI, DAVE GIBBONS, DARWYN COOKE, GREG RUCKA and others
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO, MIKE MIGNOLA, KEVIN NOWLAN, DOUG MAHNKE, PATRICK GLEASON, TIM SALE, TONY HARRIS, DREW JOHNSON and others
Cover by TBD
On sale SEPTEMBER 4 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The Joker, Lex Luthor, Black Manta, Bane, Black Adam, Ra’s Al Ghul, General Zod, Clayface, Sinestro, Catwoman, Cheetah and many more of the worst villains in the DC Universe star in this action-packed collection of stories from ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10, BATMAN #244, 614, BATMAN VILLAINS SECRET FILES #1, BLACK ADAM #6, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14, SOLO #1, SUPERMAN: LEX 2000, WONDER WOMAN #214, COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS #1 and the backup stories from COUNTDOWN #2, 6-11, 14-16, 19, 27, 29, 33-34 and 36-37!
Written by GERRY CONWAY, PAUL LEVITZ and others
Art by Various
Cover by ERNIE CHUA
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Sinestro, Gorilla Grodd, Captain Cold and other villain star in tales of evil from SECRET SOCIETY OF SUPER-VILLAINS #1-15, DC SPECIAL #27, DC SPECIAL SERIES #6, SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #13-14, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #166-168, CANCELLED COMICS CAVALCADE #2 and THE AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #11.
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by WILL CONRAD, CLIFF RICHARDS, EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by WILL CONRAD
On sale SEPTEMBER 18 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Henry Tanner returns to destroy Stormwatch from within in these stories from STORMWATCH #0 and 13-18! When Apollo and Midnighter go missing, one of the Shadow Lords reveals a mystery, one that will shock the team to its core! And when Etrigan finds himself in modern times, Stormwatch will be put to the test and brought to the breaking point.
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by CLIFF CHIANG, TONY AKINS and DAN GREEN
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale SEPTEMBER 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this new trade paperback collecting issues #7-12, Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Poseidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It’s up to Wonder Woman — with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths — to break Zola out. But what is Hades’ real game? And once you get into the land of the dead, how exactly do you get out?
– The Comic Book Critic