DC Comics May 2012: Graphic Novels and Collected Editions – DC and Vertigo

DC & Vertigo May 2012 Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

Batman: Earth One

Here is the list of May 2012 solicitations for DC Comics and Vertigo Graphic Novel and Collected Edition releases.

BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC

BATMAN: EARTH ONE HC

Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by GARY FRANK and JON SIBAL
Cover by GARY FRANK
On sale JULY 4 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• From GEOFF JOHNS and GARY FRANK, the acclaimed team behind SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN and the SHAZAM! stories in JUSTICE LEAGUE!
• In the tradition of SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, this spectacular original graphic novel gives new insight into BRUCE WAYNE’S transformation into BATMAN and his first year as THE DARK KNIGHT.
• In this all new take on the Batman mythos, Bruce Wayne is on the hunt for his parents’ killer. His target? The Mayor of Gotham City!
• Plus, who is Alfred Pennyworth – and why is he so determined to put an end to the Batman?

 


BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL HC

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL HC

Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale JULY 4 • 192 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series is collected for the first time!
• BATMAN and DAMIAN – the new Robin – are driven apart by the insidious NOBODY!
• Collects the new BATMAN AND ROBIN #1-8!


BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE DARKEST REFLECTION HC

 

BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE DARKEST REFLECTION HC

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale JULY 11 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series that brought BARBARA GORDON back as Batgirl is collected for the first time!
• Collects the new BATGIRL #1-6!


RED LANTERNS VOL. 1: BLOOD AND RAGE TP

 

RED LANTERNS VOL. 1: BLOOD AND RAGE TP

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ED BENES, ROB HUNTER and DIEGO BERNARD
Cover by ED BENES
On sale JUNE 6 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series starring the characters from GREEN LANTERN: RAGE OF THE RED LANTERNS is collected for the first time!
• Red Lantern leader ATROCITUS needs a lieutenant – but does he dare assign that role to the deadly, beautiful BLEEZ?
• Collects the new RED LANTERNS #1-7!


FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. VOL. 1: WAR OF THE MONSTERS TP

 

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. VOL. 1: WAR OF THE MONSTERS TP

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale JUNE 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• It’s all-out war as Frankenstein and his new field team, THE CREATURE COMMANDOS, uncover an age-old conspiracy at the heart of Bone Lake!
• Collects the new FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #1-7!


STATIC SHOCK VOL. 1: SUPERCHARGED TP

 

STATIC SHOCK VOL. 1: SUPERCHARGED TP

Written by SCOTT McDANIEL, JOHN ROZUM and MARC BERNARDIN
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL, ANDY OWENS and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by SCOTT McDANIEL
On sale JUNE 20 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• When high school student VIRGIL HAWKINS relocates to New York City, he’ll have to battle a whole new kind of evil in the form of the Slate Gang, Piranha and more!
• Collects the new STATIC SHOCK #1-8 – the entire NEW 52 series!


LEGION OF SUPERHEROES VOL. 1: HOSTILE WORLD TP

 

LEGION OF SUPERHEROES VOL. 1: HOSTILE WORLD TP

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale JUNE 27 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• After the worst disaster in Legion history, the LEGION ACADEMY must help the team rebuild – while a threat of almost unstoppable power is
rising at the edge of DOMINATOR space!
• Collects the new LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1-7!


MISTER TERRIFIC VOL. 1: MIND GAMES TP

 

MISTER TERRIFIC VOL. 1: MIND GAMES TP

Written by ERIC WALLACE
Art by GIANLUCA GUGLIOTTA, WAYNE FAUCHER, SCOTT CLARK and DAVE BEATY
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale JUNE 13 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

• Collecting the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• Introducing the electrifying new villain BRAINSTORM, who is determined to bring Los Angeles to its knees – beginning with MICHAEL HOLT!
• Collects the new MISTER TERRIFIC #1-8 – the entire NEW 52 series!


BATMAN: ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 TP

 

BATMAN: ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS VOL. 1 TP

Written by VARIOUS
Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale JUNE 27 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• Early Batman tales by legendary artist NEAL ADAMS!
• Includes stories written by Bob Haney, Cary Bates and more.
• Collects stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #175 and 176 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79-85.


BIRDS OF PREY: END RUN TP

 

BIRDS OF PREY: END RUN TP

Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ED BENES, ALVIN LEE, ADRIANA MELO and others
Cover by ED BENES
On sale JUNE 13 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• The BIRDS OF PREY are forced to save one of GOTHAM CITY’S worst criminals to save his life from an unspeakable horror!
• Collects BIRDS OF PREY #1-6.


GOTHAM CITY SIRENS: STRANGE FRUIT TP

 

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS: STRANGE FRUIT TP

Written by TONY BEDARD and PETER CALLOWAY
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and LEE GARBETT
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale JUNE 27 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• Secrets from the "RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE" affect the Sirens, setting them against each other!
• Collects GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #14-19!


INFINITY INC.: THE GENERATIONS SAGA VOL. 2 HC

 

INFINITY INC.: THE GENERATIONS SAGA VOL. 2 HC

Written by ROY THOMAS and DANN THOMAS
Art by JERRY ORDWAY, TODD McFARLANE and others
Cover by JERRY ORDWAY
On sale JULY 18 • 384 pg, FC, $39.99 US

• The mysterious Stream of Ruthlessness forces INFINITY INC. to battle the JSA – while the Ultra-Humanite waits to destroy the winning team!
• Collecting INFINITY INC. #5-18 and INFINITY INC. ANNUAL #1.


GREEN LANTERN CORPS: REVOLT OF THE ALPHA LANTERNS TP

 

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: REVOLT OF THE ALPHA LANTERNS TP

Written by STERLING GATES and TONY BEDARD
Art by ARDIAN SYAF, NELSON DeCASTRO and others
Cover by ARDIAN SYAF
On sale JUNE 6 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

• In the wake of BLACKEST NIGHT and the dawn of BRIGHTEST DAY, the Alpha Lanterns seek to force JOHN STEWART, KYLE RAYNER and GANTHET to join their ranks!
• Collected from GREEN LANTERN CORPS #21-22 and 48-52!


FIRST WAVE TP

 

FIRST WAVE TP

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by RAGS MORALES and PHIL NOTO
Cover by J.G. JONES
On sale JUNE 20 • 256 pg, FC, $24.99 US

• DOC SAVAGE, THE SPIRIT and BATMAN battle an evil cabal bent on world domination!
• Collects FIRST WAVE #1-6 and BATMAN/DOC SAVAGE #1!


SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 2 TP

 

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY VOL. 2 TP

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by PASCAL FERRY, YANICK PAQUETTE, DOUG MAHNKE, FRAZER IRVING, RYAN SOOK, J.H. WILLIAMS III and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale JUNE 13 • 400 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• As these heroes learn their place in the DC Universe, they must battle the alien threat of THE SHEEDA!
• Collects MISTER MIRACLE #1-4, BULLETEER #1-4, ZATANNA #4, KLARION #4, FRANKENSTEIN #1-4 and SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #1!


JUSTICE TP

 

JUSTICE TP

Written by JIM KRUEGER and ALEX ROSS
Art by ALEX ROSS and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JUNE 13 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• The Legion of Doom – led by LEX LUTHOR and BRAINIAC – band together to save the world after a shared vision of the Earth’s demise.
• Collecting the best-selling 12-issue series!


SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE TP

 

SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE TP

Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by CURT SWAN and MURPHY ANDERSON
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale JUNE 27 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US

• The legendary tale that reinvented Superman for the 1970s is reprinted in trade paperback!
• Collects SUPERMAN #233-238 and 240-242!


WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7 HC

 

WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 7 HC

Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON, ROBERT KANIGHER and JOYCE MURCHISON
Art and cover by HARRY G. PETER
ADVANCE SOLICIT • On sale OCTOBER 24 • 224 pg, FC, $59.99 US

• Stories from 1946 pit WONDER WOMAN against Dr. Psycho, King Pluto and German spy Paula von Gunther!
• Collects WONDER WOMAN #16-18 and stories from SENSATION COMICS #50-57!


SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SHOWCASE VOL. 1 TP

 

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SHOWCASE VOL. 1 TP

Written by VARIOUS • Art by VARIOUS
Cover by GIL KANE and BERNARD SACHS
On sale JUNE 20 • 544 pg, B&W, $19.99 US

• DC’s legendary try-out title is reprinted from the start for the first time!
• Includes the debuts of the Silver Age FLASH, THE CHALLENGERS OF
THE UNKNOWN and ADAM STRANGE!
• Collects SHOWCASE #1-21!


NIGHT FORCE TP

 

NIGHT FORCE TP

Written by MARV WOLFMAN • Art by GENE COLAN and BOB SMITH
Cover by GENE COLAN and DICK GIORDANO
On sale JUNE 6 • 360 pg, FC, $29.99 US

• BARON WINTERS assembles the granddaughter of DRACULA’S greatest foe, a timelost warrior and a parapsychologist to battle an occult evil!
• Collects NIGHT FORCE #1-14, the 1982 series from the creative team behind Tomb of Dracula.


TINY TITANS: GROWING UP TINY TP

 

TINY TITANS: GROWING UP TINY TP

Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale JUNE 13 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

• A new volume of the Eisner Award-winning series, including lots o’ Crocs, a super-speedster race, young Bizarros in love and the Crossing Patrol Boys of Doom!
• Collects TINY TITANS #39-44!


EPIC MAD TP

 

EPIC MAD TP

Written and illustrated by THE USUAL GANG OF IDIOTS
On sale MAY 2 • 128 pg, FC, 8.125" x 10.5", $12.99 US

The Usual Gang of Idiots is at it again – and this time, they’ve come up with the new EPIC MAD TP!
Ripped from the pages of the magazine that inspired the hit Cartoon Network show, this new collection features some of the oddest and most stupid and ridiculous MAD articles ever! Including are classic spoofs of:
• Star Wars!
• Sponge Bob Square Pants!
• Zombies!
• History’s Most Famous Bloggers!
• Lemony Snicket!
Plus Spy vs. Spy, Planet Tad, and more!


DMZ VOL. 12: THE FIVE NATIONS OF NEW YORK TP

 

DMZ VOL. 12: THE FIVE NATIONS OF NEW YORK TP

Written by BRIAN WOOD • Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI • Cover by BRIAN WOOD
On sale JUNE 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS

In this final DMZ collection featuring issues #67-72 of the acclaimed series, Matty’s seen to it that everyone’s voice is being heard, but will the social order in New York City devolve into anarchy, or is there a new New York to be discovered underneath the rubble of the old?


HELLBLAZER VOL. 3: THE FEAR MACHINE TP NEW EDITION

 

HELLBLAZER VOL. 3: THE FEAR MACHINE TP NEW EDITION

Written by JAMIE DELANO • Art by MARK BUCKINGHAM,
RICHARD PIERS RAYNER and others • Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale JUNE 20 • 240 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

In these tales from HELLBLAZER #14-22, Constantine finds himself encamped with a new-age pagan group that’s tapping into their own psychic abilities – but a defense contractor is out to exploit their powers.


NEIL GAIMAN'S MIDNIGHT DAYS DELUXE EDITION HC

 

NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by NEIL GAIMAN and MATT WAGNER
Art by DAVE McKEAN, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, MIKE MIGNOLA and others
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale JULY 11 • 176 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

The classic collection of Vertigo tales from New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman is collected in hardcover for the first time! Providing tantalizing glimpses into the fantastical worlds he would create and nurture, NEIL GAIMAN’S MIDNIGHT DAYS collects some of the accomplished author’s earliest work.
These tales star the Golden Age Sandman, Morpheus, Swamp Thing and John Constantine, from SWAMP THING ANNUAL #5, SANDMAN MIDNIGHT THEATRE, HELLBLAZER #27, WELCOME BACK TO THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY #1 and more!

 


 

– The Comic Book Critic

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