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3 Collected Editions That Got Makeovers in DC’s November 2014 Solicts

ABSOLUTE GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH HC
ABSOLUTE GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH HC

DC Comics has released their November 2014 Solicitations and it looks as though some of the contents and format for a few of them have been changed:

Well, well, DC has finally solicited Keven Smith’s Green Arrow. It was to be a Deluxe Edition Hardcover, but now for whatever reason it’s an Absolute. I’ve said it before on the podcast, I like Smith, just not his ventures into comic book writing. That said, I may give this another shot – just because of the great art from Phil Hester and Ande Parks. Collecting GREEN ARROW #1-15, 400 pages, $99.99. Oh, and just when do you think Smith will make his cameo on Arrow?

The Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Volume 1 is another book that had a minor redo. It seems as though DC forgot to include Green Lantern Corps #14-18 and instead solicited #1-5. Probably just a typo, so it’s no big deal for me. Collects GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1-6, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #1-5, GREEN LANTERN #1-25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-18, TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: SUPERMAN PRIME #1, GREEN LANTERN CORPS SINESTRO SPECIAL #1, GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005 #1 and GREEN LANTERN/SINESTRO CORPS SECRET FILES #1, 1,232 pages, $125.00.

Nightwing Vol. 1: Bludhaven TP, collects the 4-issue miniseries and issues #1-8 of his solo series form the 1990′s. It’s high time DC got to reissuing this series, but this book is missing the Nightwing: Alfred’s Return one-shot, which was originally collected in NIghtwing: Ties That Bind along with the 4-issue mini – so I’m not sure what DC is doing here. To that end, #1-8 was collected in the trade Nightwing: A Knight In Bludhaven, which now adds more confusion with the two similar titles.

CCL Podcast #372 – Adopt A Character 2014

Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Heroes Volume 3 Namor, The Sub-Mariner
Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Heroes Volume 3 Namor, The Sub-Mariner

Collected Comics Library Podcast #372
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Well it’s that time of year again, time to Adopt a Character, creator, genre or just about anything else in the world of comic books and get acquainted with it all year long. It’s more of a challenge than anything else, and it’s been a fun way to read something out of the norm or try something new.
Here’s the rundown of what I have picked in past years:

2007: Thor
2008: Luke Cage and Iron Fist
2009: The Spirit Archives Volumes 1-27
2010: Steve Ditko’s Spider-Man
2011: Silver Age X-Men
2012: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013: Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

As you can see, it’s been mostly Marvel and that’s no different this time around. I’m going with Namor, The Sub-Mariner. I have all of the Masterworks, but I am going to forgo the Golden Age for now and start with Namor’s appearances in the Atlas Era and then move to his solo Silver Age adventures. Namor, of course, was created by the great Bill Everett and was with him all the way up until his death, a death that came all too soon. You may recall that Blake Bell has put together a very nice two-volume set of The Bill Everett Archives and the biography Fire & Water over at Fantagraphics. I read Volume 1, but have yet to read Volume 2. I think that is where I will begin. I will keep you posted throughout the year on my progress and for fun I will also be reading more of the Classic Valiant universe. More on that in the podcast.

Also on the show there’s a great question that I received from LinkedIn, of all places, on “What are the best Omnibus’ to buy?” – a loaded question, if there ever was one! That’s leads me to the unofficial announcement of the Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus due out in July. Here are the particulars (which are different from the Wikipedia entry):

Silver Surfer (1987) 34-38, 40, 44-60; Thanos Quest 1-2; Infinity Gauntlet 1-6; Cloak & Dagger (1988) 18; Spider-Man (1990) 17; Incredible Hulk 383-385; Dr. Strange, Sorceror Supreme 31-36; Quasar 26-27; Sleepwalker 7; 1248 pages; July 15, 2014

Lastly, I do a rundown of the contents included in Batman: The TV Stories. This book is on the heels of the excellent Batman ’66 comic and the companion book will add a “Biff! Bam! Zonk! Pow!” punch to your collected editions library. You’ll be surprised just how DC put together this very affordable, very fun trade.

Chris

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DC Comics December 2013 Collected Editions

The Demon Matt Wagner
The Demon Matt Wagner

DC Comics may have put themselves into some hot water as of late, but they still manage to put out some decent classic collected editions.

Take for example Batman ’66: The TV stories. No doubt capitalizing on the current “revival” of sorts from Jeff Parker, these comics from BATMAN #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171, and DETECTIVE COMICS #230, 346 and 359 were adapted into the TV show. We can only hope that the classic Adam West and Burt Ward campy adventures will be properly released someday.

Next up is The Demon: From The Darkness by Matt Wagner. This trade collects the 4-issue miniseries form 1987 and Wagner’s follow up Demon #22 from 1990. If you are a fan of Wagner then this will go nicely next to your Grendel Omnibus collection. Perhaps this will encourage DC to publish a complete Batman: Dark Moon Rising hardcover.

John’s Byrne’s epic continues in Superman: The Man Of Steel Volume 8. In this installment we get ACTION COMICS #598-600, SUPERMAN #16-18 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #439-440. You would think that this run would one day get the hardcover omnibus treatment –  at least that’s what I’m holding out for. 

Green Lantern: Sector 2814 Volume 3 has me a bit stumped. I thought this trade paperback series was only collecting Dave Gibbon’s Green Lantern run, but it looks like it’s the Life and Times of Green Lantern Jon Stewart. I just wonder how many volumes this will go?

Here’s the complete list:

VILLAINS MONTH 3-D MOTION COMPLETE SET
Written by VARIOUS
Art and 3-D Motion Covers by VARIOUS
RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 12 • FC, $199.99 US

DC’s red-hot 3-D motion covers are set to return in the new VILLAINS MONTH 3-D MOTION COMPLETE SET, now resolicited for February on-sale! This set will include second printings of all 52 Villains Month titles with 3-D motion covers plus the FOREVER EVIL #1 3-D Motion Cover Variant edition!

BATWING VOL. 3: ENEMY OF THE STATE TP
Written by JUDD WINICK and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by MARCUS TO, FABRIZIO FIORENTINO and others
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale JANUARY 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Batwing has never been under more fire than in these stories from issues #13-18. First, David must fight one of the most crooked cop forces on the continent. Then, Batwing tries to take down the deadly Father Lost and the Sky Pirate, who put David’s allies in danger.

BATMAN: BATMAN AND SON TP NEW EDITION
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by ANDY KUBERT, J.H. WILLIAMS III, JOHN VAN FLEET, TONY S. DANIEL, RYAN BENJAMIN and others
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale JANUARY 29 • 384 pg, FC, $19.99 US

These tales from BATMAN #655-658, 663-669 and 672-675 introduce Damian Wayne! Plus, Batman and a group of global heroes face a killer on a mysterious island, and Batman relives an adventure in the life of young Bruce Wayne: the hunt for his parents’ killer.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE TP
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by DAVID FINCH, RICHARD FRIEND and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale JANUARY 15 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this second New 52 volume, The Scarecrow has returned! The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but now he’s refined his fear toxin to greater effectiveness—and deadlier consequences. As The Scarecrow’s origin is revealed, Batman must find out not only how to defeat this dangerous psychopath, but how to conquer his own worst fears. This volume collects from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #10-15 and #0.

GREEN LANTERN: WRATH OF THE FIRST LANTERN HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI, PETER MILLIGAN and TONY BEDARD
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, DAN JURGENS, PHIL JIMENEZ, SZYMON KUDRANSKI, ARDIAN SYAF, FERNANDO PASARIN, CHRISCROSS, AARON KUDER, HENDRY PRASETYO, JIM CALAFIORE, JAVIER PULIDO, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA, WILL CONRAD and others
Cover by GARY FRANK
On sale FEBRUARY 19 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US

The Wrath of the First Lantern is here as the Green Lanterns battle the Guardians of Oa and the Third Army—but who will win, and at what cost? And as the First Lantern moves on the brightest of the Corps for his reality altering experiments, we learn the shocking fate of Hal and Sinestro in this must-read crossover event! This new hardcover collects GREEN LANTERN #17-20, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17-20, RED LANTERNS #17-20 and GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #17-20.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 2 — BEYOND HOPE TP
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, TOMAS GIORELLO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale JANUARY 29 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In this title collecting GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #8-12 and BLUE BEETLE #9, Odym, the homeworld of the Blue Lanterns, is being attacked by alien conquerors known as The Reach. But faced with betrayal by one of their own, the New Guardians’ uneasy alliance teeters on the edge of destruction.

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL. 3: THE DEATH OF MAGIC TP
Written by JEFF LEMIRE and RAY FAWKES
Art by MIKEL JANIN, GRAHAM NOLAN and VICTOR DRUJINIU
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale JANUARY 29 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Transported to another dimension by the Books of Magic, Tim Hunter and Zatanna awake in a world where magic once ruled until mad scientists forced all magical creatures into exile. And while they explore this strange world, the remaining members of JLD follow them and find that the rules of magic here are very different and very deadly. Collecting issues #14-19 of the hit series!

DEMON KNIGHTS VOL. 3: THE GATHERING STORM TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL and ROBERT VENDITTI
Art and cover by BERNARD CHANG
On sale JANUARY 15 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US

Betrayed by Etrigan and trapped in Hell, the Demon Knights must find a way to escape the clutches of Lucifer in these stories from issues #13-23. But to make their escape, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice.

THE FLASH VOL. 3: GORILLA WARFARE HC
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL, MARCUS TO, MARCIO TAKARA and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
RESOLICIT • On sale FEBRUARY 12 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

When Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat that’s murderous, ruthless and without principle. The Flash will need the help of the Rogues if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive. This new hardcover collects THE FLASH #13-19.

SUPERMAN VOL. 2: SECRETS AND LIES TP
Written by DAN JURGENS, KEITH GIFFEN, SCOTT LOBDELL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by DAN JURGENS, JESUS MERINO, KENNETH ROCAFORT, PASCAL ALIXE and others
Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale JANUARY 8 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Tucked away high in the Himalayas, a long dormant evil has made these snowy mountaintops its home. Helspont, a descendant of the ancient alien race of Daemonites, has enlisted an army of robots to learn all there is to know about the Kryptonian menace standing between him and dominion over the Earth. Can Helspont gain control over Superman and use him to execute his invasion plan? Collects SUPERMAN #7-12 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1.

KATANA VOL. 1: SOULTAKER TP
Written by ANN NOCENTI
Art by ALEX SANCHEZ, CLIFF RICHARDS, ART THIBERT and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale JANUARY 22 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In these stories from KATANA #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #23.1: THE CREEPER, the former assassin and new Justice Leaguer embarks on a quest to restore the Outsiders to their former glory! Will she succeed, or will she be overcome by the power of her sword, the Soultaker?

SUPERBOY VOL. 3: LOST TP
Written by TOM DeFALCO and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by R.B. SILVA, ROB LEAN, ROGER ROBINSON, IBAN COELLO, DIOGENES NEVES and others
Cover by R.B. SILVA and ROB LEAN
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US

As Superman attempts to help Superboy understand and control his powers, they are set upon by another Kryptonian refugee by the name of H’el! This volume guest-stars the Teen Titans and more! Collects SUPERBOY #13-19 and SUPERBOY ANNUAL #1.

GREEN LANTERN: SECTOR 2814 VOL. 3 TP
Written by STEVE ENGLEHART
Art by JOE STATON and others
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
On sale JANUARY 15 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In this new collection of GREEN LANTERN #194-200, John Stewart clashes with Guy Gardner to see who will be the Green Lantern of Earth. And while Stewart battles Harbinger during the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Gardner recruits enemies of the Green Lantern Corps to stand against an evil that could destroy the entire universe—including The Shark, Hector Hammond, Sonar, Goldface and more!

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 2 TP
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ, MIKE S. MILLER, DARICK ROBERTSON and others
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US

In these stories inspired by the best-selling videogame Batman: Arkham City, Dr. Hugo Strange has gained control of Arkham Asylum. Now, Gotham City has become a massive prison ruled by criminals. These stories from issues #6-10 feature Catwoman, Two-Face, Penguin, Killer Croc, Deadshot and The Mad Hatter.

BATMAN ‘66: THE TV STORIES TP
Written by BILL FINGER, GARDNER FOX, JOHN BROOME and others
Art by BOB KANE, DICK SPRANG, SHELDON MOLDOFF, CARMINE INFANTINO and others
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale JANUARY 8 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

For the first time, DC Comics collects Batman stories originally published between 1948 and 1966 that were adapted into specific episodes of the classic Batman TV series! Starring The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler and Mr. Freeze (here called “Mr. Zero”), and featuring the debut of Batgirl, these stories have never been collected together before. Collected from BATMAN #53, 73, 121, 140, 169 and 171, and DETECTIVE COMICS #230, 346 and 359.

THE DEMON: FROM THE DARKNESS TP
Written by MATT WAGNER
Art by MATT WAGNER and ART NICHOLS
Cover by MATT WAGNER
On sale JANUARY 15• 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Jason Blood travels to Cornwall to find the spirit of Merlin and lift the curse that binds him to Etrigan, The Demon. But unraveling a centuries old curse is anything but easy, and Blood learns more about his mystical alter ego than he could have imagined. Collects the 4-issue miniseries from 1987 and issue #22 of The Demon’s monthly series.

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL VOL. 8 TP
Written by PAUL KUPPERBERG, JOHN BYRNE and ROGER STERN
Art by JOHN BYRNE, TY TEMPLETON, GEORGE PEREZ, MIKE MIGNOLA, JERRY ORDWAY and others
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
On sale DECEMBER 31 • 240 pg, FC, $16.99 US

Superman’s 1980s adventures continue with the introduction of Checkmate, plus appearances by Wonder Woman, Man-Bat and others. Collects ACTION COMICS #598-600, SUPERMAN #16-18 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #439-440.

ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 2 HC
Written by JEPH LOEB, SAM LOEB and others
Art by CARLOS PACHECO, JESUS MERINO, IAN CHURCHILL, ED McGUINNESS, DEXTER VINES, TIM SALE, PAT LEE and others
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
Advance solicit • On sale April 23 • 336 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US

The World’s Finest join forces in this reality bending tale from SUPERMAN/BATMAN #14-26. Superman and Batman rule the Earth with an iron fist, with humanity bending to their will. Before long, the World’s Finest Duo is sent careening through a series of bizarre alternate Earths to face an assortment of classic DC characters including Darkseid, Lex Luthor, Superwoman, Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more. Includes the star-studded issue #25, which features the work of Geoff Johns, Brian K. Vaughan, Brad Meltzer, Joss Whedon, Jim Lee, Arthur Adams, John Cassaday, Joe Madureira and others!

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES VOL. 2 TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR, FRANCO and IVAN COHEN
Art by DARIO BRIZUELA and LUCIANO VECCHIO
Animation art cover
On sale JANUARY 8 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

In this second GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES collection, featuring issues #6-11, Hal Jordan leads his team into battle against Atrocitus and a horde of other Red Lanterns!

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL. 2 TP
Written by ART BALTAZAR and FRANCO
Art and cover by ART BALTAZAR
On sale JANUARY 29 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US

Superman! Superboy! Supergirl! Krypto the Superdog! The entire Superman family is here in this title collecting issues #7-12 of the all ages series. The heroes of Metropolis face such foes as Zod, Brainiac, and Toyman!

- See more at: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/09/09/collected-editions-group-solicits-december-2013#sthash.EEOQT89n.dpuf

 

UPDATED – DC Comics Collected Editions for March – August 2014

dclogoFirst my good friend, Collected Editions Blog reported on a number of upcoming DC Comics collected editions, hardcovers and trades for 2014 and now we have the official press release. There sure is a lot of great books that will be coming out. What are you looking forward to?

Media Release -- Below, you’ll find a list of fantastic new DC Universe hardcover and trade paperbacks scheduled for release from March through May August 2014!

Please note, this information is not final and may be subject to change.

DC Universe titles scheduled for March 2014:

Animal Man Vol. 4: Splinter Species TP
Collects Animal Man #20-25 and Animal Man Annual #2
176 pg, $16.99 US

Batman: Bruce Wayne—Murderer? New Edition TP
Collects Batgirl #24 and 27, Batman #599-602, Batman: Gotham Knights #25-28, Batman: The 10-Cent Adventure #1, Birds Of Prey #39, 40-41 and 43, Detective Comics #766-767, Nightwing #65-66 and 68-69 and Robin #98-99
528 pg, $29.99 US

Batman by Doug Moench and Kelley Jones Vol. 1 HC
Collects #515-525, 527-532 and 535-536
432 pg, $39.99 US

Batwoman Vol. 3: World’s Finest TP
Collects Batwoman #12-17 and 0
168 pg, $14.99 US

Batwoman Vol. 4: This Blood is Thick HC
Collects Batwoman #18-25
192 pg, $24.99 US

Catwoman Vol. 3: Under Pressure TP
Collects Catwoman #25-37
312 pg, $24.99 US

Deathblow Deluxe Edition HC
Collects Darker Image #1 and Deathblow #1-12
272 pg, $24.99 US

Green Arrow Vol. 4: The Kill Machine TP
Collects Green Arrow #17-24
192 pg, $16.99 US

Harley Quinn: Welcome to Metropolis TP
Collects Harley Quinn #14-25
288 pg, $19.99 US

Justice League: Trinity War HC
Collects Justice League #21-23, Justice League of America #6-7, Justice League Dark #22-23, Constantine #5-6, Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1-3 and Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger #11
360 pg, $24.99 US

Justice League Beyond: In Gods We Trust TP
Collects Justice League Beyond digital chapters 17-25 and Superman Beyond digital chapters 11-20
208 pg, $17.99 US

Justice League of America Vol. 1 Omnibus HC
Collects The Brave and the Bold #28-30, Justice League of America #1-16 and Mystery in Space #75
672 pg, $99.99 US

Showcase Presents: Jonah Hex Vol. 2 TP
Collects Weird Western Tales #34-38 and Jonah Hex #1-22
544 pg, $19.99

Smallville Season 11 Vol. 4: Argo TP
160 pg, $14.99 US

Superman: Earth One Vol. 2 TP
Original graphic novel
128 pg, $14.99 US

Trinity of Sin: Pandora Vol. 1 TP
Collects Trinity of Sin: Pandora #1-5
144 pg, $14.99 US

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger Vol. 2 TP
Collects Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #6-11
144 pg, $14.99 US

Wonder Woman Vol. 3: Iron TP
Collects Wonder Woman #0 and 13-17
176 pg, $16.99 US

Wonder Woman Vol. 4: War HC
Collects Wonder Woman #19-23 and Wonder Woman #23.2: First Born
144 pg, $22.99 US

DC Universe titles scheduled for April 2014:

Absolute Superman/Batman Vol. 2 HC
Collects Superman/Batman #14-26
256 pg, $99.99 US

Adventures of Superman Vol. 1 TP
Collects Adventures of Superman #1-5
168 pg, $14.99 US

Arrow Vol. 2 TP
Collects Arrow #7-12
192 pg, $16.99 US

Batman ’66 Vol. 1 HC
Collects Batman ’66 #1-5
176 pg, $16.99

Batman Anthology HC
384 pg, $39.99 US

Batman Beyond: Batgirl Beyond TP
Collects Batman Beyond digital chapters 19-28
168 pg, $14.99 US

Batman/Superman Vol. 1 HC
Collects Batman/Superman #1-7
176 pg, $24.99 US

DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe TP
Collects DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe #1-6 and DC Comics Presents #47
160 pg, $14.99 US

Deadman Book Five
Collects Deadman #1-4, Secret Origins #15 and Challengers of the Unknown #85-87

Earth 2 Vol. 2: The Tower of Fate TP
Collects Earth 2 #7-10 and 0
176 pg, $16.99 US

Earth 2 Vol. 3: War HC
Collects Earth 2 #13-19
160 pg, $22.99

Final Crisis New Edition TP
Collects Final Crisis #1-7, Final Crisis: Submit #1, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, DC Universe #0, Batman #682-683 and new pages from Absolute Final Crisis
352 pg, $19.99 US

Green Lantern Vol. 3: The End TP
Collects Green Lantern #13-20 and 0
264 pg, $19.99 US

Green Lantern Vol. 4 HC
Collects Green Lantern #21-24, Green Lantern Annual #2, Green Lantern Corps #24, Green Lantern: New Guardians #24, Red Lanterns #24 and Green Lantern #23.1: Relic
224 pg, $24.99 US

The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires Vol. 1 TP
Collects The Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #1-8
192 pg, $16.99 US

The Joker Anthology HC
384 pg, $39.99 US

The Joker: Death of the Family TP
Collects Catwoman #13-14, Batgirl #13-16, Suicide Squad #14-15, Batman and Robin #15-16, Nightwing #15-16, Detective Comics #15-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws #15-16 and Teen Titans #15-16
456 pg, $24.99 US

Justice League Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis TP
Collects Justice League #13-17 and Aquaman #15-16
192 pg, $16.99 US

Justice League Vol. 4 HC
Collects Justice League #18-23
176 pg, $24.99 US

Suicide Squad Vol. 4: Discipline and Punish TP
Collects Suicide Squad #20-23, Justice League of America #7.1: Deadshot and Detective Comics #23.2: Harley Quinn
144 pg, $14.99 US

Superman/Batman Vol. 1—Public Enemies TP
Collects Superman/Batman #1-13
336 pg, $19.99 US

Superman: Red Son New Edition TP
Collects Superman: Red Son #1-3
168 pg, $14.99 US

Talon Vol. 2 TP
Collects Talon #8-14, Birds of Prey #21 and a story from Detective Comics #1
192 pg, $16.99 US

DC Universe titles scheduled for May 2014:

All-Star Western Vol. 4: Gold Standard TP
Collects All-Star Western #17-21
176 pg, $16.99 US

Aquaman Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis TP
Collects Aquaman #0, 14-16 and Justice League #15-17
192 pg, $16.99 US

Aquaman Vol. 4: Death of a King HC
Collects Aquaman #17-23
176 pg, $24.99 US

The Authority Vol. 1 TP
Collects The Authority #1-12
296 pg, $19.99 US

Batgirl Vol. 3: Death of the Family TP
Collects Batgirl #14-19, Batman #17 and a story from Young Romance #1
224 pg, $16.99 US

Batgirl Vol. 4: Wanted HC
Collects Batgirl #19-25 and Batman: The Dark Knight #23.1: The Ventriloquist
192 pg, $24.99 US

Batman Vol. 3: Death of the Family TP
Collects Batman #13-17
176 pg, $16.99 US

Batman Vol. 4: Zero Year—Secret City HC
Collects Batman #18-20 and 0
176 pg, $24.99 US

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 2 TP
Collects Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10
168 pg, $14.99 US

Batman/Deathblow: After the Fire TP
Collects Batman/Deathblow #1-3
168 pg, $14.99 US

Catwoman Vol. 4 TP
Collects Catwoman #19-24, Catwoman Annual #1 and Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4: The Joker’s Daughter
208 pg, $16.99 US

JSA Omnibus by Geoff Johns Vol. 1 HC
Collects JSA #6-28, JSA Annual #1, JSA Secret Files #2, JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice, JSA: Our Worlds at War #1, JLA/JSA Secret Files #1, Secret Origins of Super-Villains 80-page Giant #1 and JSA All Stars #1-8
960 pg, $99.99 US

The Movement Vol. 1 TP
Collects The Movement #1-8
192 pg, $16.99 US

Red Lanterns Vol. 4 TP
Collects Red Lanterns #21-25, Green Lantern #24, Green Lantern Corps #24 and Green Lantern: New Guardians #24
192 pg, $16.99 US

Shazam! Vol. 1 TP
Collects Justice League #0 and 21 and stories from Justice League #7-11, 14-16 and 18-20
192 pg, $16.99 US

The Spectre Vol. 1: Crimes and Judgments TP
Collects The Spectre #1-12
320 pg, $19.99 US

Showcase Presents: Super Friends Vol. 1 TP
Collects Super Friends #1-34
448 pg, $19.99 US

Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino HC
Collects various issues of Detective Comics and Batman, plus The Brave and the Bold #183, 190 and 194.
520 pg, $49.99 US

Watchmen TP
Collects Watchmen #1-12
448 pg, $19.99 US

Watchmen: International Edition TP
Collects Watchmen #1-12
448 pg, $19.99 US

World of Warcraft: Dark Riders TP
Original graphic novel
144 pg, $16.99 US

DC Universe titles scheduled for June 2014:

Batman & Robin Vol. 3: Death of the Family TP
Collects Batman and Robin #15-18, Batman and Robin Annual #1 and Batman #17
144 pg, $14.99 US

Batman & Robin Vol. 4 HC
Collects Batman and Robin #18-23
144 pg, $22.99 US

Batman: Arkham Asylum Living Hell Deluxe Edition HC
Collects Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1-6
160 pg, $22.99 US

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 3—Emperor Penguin TP
Collects Detective Comics #13-18
192 pg, $16.99 US

Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 4 HC
Collects Detective Comics #19-24 and Detective Comics Annual #2
224 pg, $24.99 US

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair TP
Collects Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1-6, the “Crimson Corsair” stories, and Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1
256 pg, $19.99 US

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach TP
Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian #1-6 and Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1-4
256 pg, $19.99 US

Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre TP
Collects Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1-6 and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1-4
288 pg, $19.99 US

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan TP
Collects Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1-4, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1-4 and Before Watchmen: Moloch #1-2
288 pg, $19.99 US

Catwoman Vol. 4 TP
Collects Catwoman #19-24, Catwoman Annual #1 and Batman: The Dark Knight #23.4: The Joker’s Daughter
208 pg, $16.99 US

Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely HC
Collects stories from The Big Books of Conspiracies, Death, Freaks, Martyrs and Weirdos, plus Flinch #12, Heartthrobs #2, Gangland #1, The Invisibles #1, The Sandman: Endless Nights, Strange Adventures #1, Transmetropolitan #31 and Weird War Tales #3
368 pg, $39.99 US

Green Lantern: Lights Out HC
Collects Green Lantern #24, Green Lantern Corps #24, Green Lantern: New Guardians #24, Red Lanterns #24 and Green Lantern Annual #2
160 pg, $22.99 US

Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 1 TP
Collects Injustice: Gods Among Us #1-5
192 pg, $16.99 US

Injustice: Gods Among Us Vol. 2 HC
Collects Injustice: Gods Among Us #6-10
176 pg, $19.99 US

JLA Vol. 5 TP
Collects JLA #47-60 and JLA: Heaven’s Ladder
434 pg, $24.99 US

Larfleeze Vol. 1 TP
Collects stories from Threshold #1-5 and Larfleeze #1-5
200 pg, $16.99 US

Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 4 TP
Collects Red Hood and the Outlaws #19-25 and Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #1
200 pg, $16.99 US

Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster featuring the Atomic Knights TP
Collects Strange Adventures #117, 120, 123, 126, 129, 132, 135, 138, 141, 144, 147, 150, 153, 156 and 160, 1st Issue Special #1, Hercules Unbound #1-10, Kamandi #43-46, Weird War Tales #22, 23, 30, 32, 40, 42-44, 46-49, 51-53, 64, 68, 69 and 123, House of Mystery #318, Superman #295, House of Secrets #86, 95 and 97, The Unexpected #215 and 221, and Amazing World of DC Comics #12
576 pg, $19.99 US

Stormwatch Vol. 2 TP
Collects Stormwatch #48, 49 and #1-11
384 pg, $19.99 US

Stormwatch Vol. 4: Reset TP
Collects Stormwatch #19-28
224 pg, $16.99 US

Superman: H’el On Earth TP
Collects Superman #13-17, Superboy #14-17 and Supergirl #14-17
328 pg, $19.99 US

Swamp Thing Vol. 4: Seeder TP
Collects Swamp Thing #19-24 and Swamp Thing Annual #2
176 pg, $16.99 US

Worlds’ Finest Vol. 3 TP
Collects Worlds’ finest #13-17
160 pg, $14.99 US

DC Universe titles scheduled for July 2014:

Absolute All-Star Batman And Robin, The Boy Wonder HC
Collects All-Star Batman And Robin, The Boy Wonder #1-9
256 pg, $99.99 US

Ame-Comi Girls Vol. 2: Rise of the Brainiac TP
Collects Ame-Comi Girls #5-8
144 pg, $14.99 US

Batman: Black and White Vol. 4 HC
Collects Batman: Black and White #1-6
192 pg, $24.99 US

Batman: Bruce Wayne—Fugitive New Edition TP
Collects Batman #603-607, Detective Comics #768-775, Batman: Gotham Knights #29-32 and Batgirl #29 and 33
448 pg, $29.99 US

Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 3—Mad TP
Collects Batman: The Dark Knight #16-21
176 pg, $16.99 US

Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 4 HC
Collects Batman: The Dark Knight #22-27 and Batman: The Dark Knight #23.3: Clayface
160 pg, $22.99 US

Batman: Li’l Gotham Vol. 2
Collects Batman: Li’l Gotham #7-12
128 pg, $12.99 US

Batwing Vol. 4 TP
Collects Batwing #19-24
160 pg, $14.99 US

Birds of Prey Vol. 4 TP
Collects Birds of Prey #18-25 and Talon #9
208 pg, $16.99 US

Cinder & Ashe TP
Collects Cinder & Ashe #1-4
128 pg, $14.99 US

Damian: Son of Batman Deluxe Edition HC
Collects Damian: Son of Batman #1-4 and Batman #666
208 pg, $24.99

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 3: Willpower TP
Collects Green Lantern Corps #13-20 and Green Lantern Corps Annual #1
256 pg, $16.99 US

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 4 HC
Collects Green Lantern Corps #21-25, Green Lantern #24, Red Lanterns #24 and Green Lantern: New Guardians #24
192 pg, $24.99

Harlan Ellison’s 7 Against Chaos TP
Original graphic novel
208 pg, $16.99 US

Justice League of America Vol. 1: World’s Most Dangerous TP
Collects Justice League of America #1-6
224 pg, $16.99 US

Justice League of America Vol. 2 HC
Collects Justice League of America #8-14
176 pg, $24.99 US

Justice League of America’s Vibe Vol. 2 TP
Collects Justice League of America’s Vibe #8-13
144 pg, $14.99 US

Nightwing Vol. 4 TP
Collects Nightwing #19-24
160 pg, $14.99 US

Superboy Vol. 4: Blood and Steel TP
Collects Superboy #20-27
160 pg, $14.99 US

Supergirl Vol. 4 TP
Collects Supergirl #21-26
144 pg, $14.99 US

Superman: Action Comics Vol. 3—At The End Of Days TP
Collects Action Comics #13-18
144 pg, $14.99 US

Superman: Action Comics Vol. 4—Hybrid HC
Collects Action Comics #13-18
192 pg, $24.99 US

Tales of the Batman: J.H. Williams III HC
Collects Batman #526, 550 and 667-669, Batman Annual #21, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #86-88 and 192-196, Chase #7-8 and Detective Comics #821
448 pg, $49.99 US

Teen Titans Vol. 4: Light and Dark TP
Collects Teen Titans #18-23
144 pg, $14.99 US

DC Universe titles scheduled for August 2014:

Batman Incorporated Vol. 2: Gotham’s Most Wanted TP
Collects Batman Incorporated #7-13 and the Batman Incorporated Special #1
224 pg, $16.99 US

Batman Unwrapped: The Court of Owls HC
Collects Batman #1-7
256 pg, $39.99 US

Batman: Arkham Unhinged Vol. 3 TP
Collects Batman: Arkham Unhinged #11-16
200 pg, $16.99 US

Batman: Arkham Unhinged Vol. 4 HC
Collects Batman: Arkham Unhinged #17-20 and Batman: Arkham Unhinged End Game #1
200 pg, $24.99 US

Batman: Earth One TP
Original graphic novel
144 pg, $12.99 US

Brightest Day Omnibus HC
Collects Brightest Day #0-24
696 pg, $75.00 US

Constantine Vol. 2 TP
Collects Constantine #7-12
144 pg, $14.99 US

The Flash Vol. 3: Gorilla Warfare TP
Collects The Flash #13-19
176 pg, $16.99 US

The Flash Vol. 4: Reverse HC
Collects The Flash #20-24, The Flash #23.1: Grodd and The Flash #23.2: Reverse Flash
176 pg, $24.99 US

Green Arrow by Kevin Smith Deluxe Edition HC
Collects Green Arrow #1-15
360 pg, $29.99 US

Green Lantern: New Guardians Vol. 3: Love & Death TP
Collects Green Lantern: New Guardians #0, 13-20 and Green Lantern #20
288 pg, $16.99 US

Green Lantern: New Guardians Vol. 4 HC
Collects Green Lantern: New Guardians #21-24, Green Lantern #23, Green Lantern Annual #2, Green Lantern Corps #24 and Red Lanterns #24
208 pg, $24.99 US

Green Lantern: Wrath of the First Lantern TP
Collects Green Lantern #17-18, Green Lantern Corps #17-18, Red Lanterns #17-18 and Green Lantern: New Guardians #17-18
416 pg, $19.99 US

Justice League Dark Vol. 4: Horror City TP
Collects Justice League Dark #19-23 and Justice League Dark #23.2: Eclipso
144 pg, $14.99 US

Katana Vol. 2 TP
Collects Katana #8-12
160 pg, $14.99 US

Kubert Covers War HC
Collects various war comics covers
208 pg, $39.99 US

Masters of the Universe Vol. 3 TP
Collects Masters of the Universe #1-6 and digital chapter 8
160 pg, $14.99 US

Showcase Presents: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew TP
Collects a story from New Teen Titans #16, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew #1-20 and The Oz-Wonderland War #1-3.
664 pg, $19.99 US

Superman Unchained Vol. 1 HC
Collects Superman Unchained #1-7
240 pg, $24.99 US

Superman Vol. 3: Fury At World’s End TP
Collects Superman #13-19 and 0
144 pg, $14.99 US

Superman Vol. 4 HC
Collects Superman #18-24 and Superman Annual #2
208 pg, $24.99 US

World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn TP
Original graphic novel
152 pg, $16.99 US

For more complete information, please check the upcoming solicitations in Previews or online.

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CCL Podcast #354 – DC’s Gargantuan List of Late 2013 and Early 2014 Collected Editions

The Joker #1
The Joker #1

Collected Comics Library Podcast #354
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If you’ve come by the blog this week, then you would have noticed that DC Comics released three giant lists of upcoming collected editions:

DC for September – December 2013
DC for January – February 2013
Vertigo and non superhero DC for September 2013 – February 2014

Like many of you I was overwhelmed with amount of material, both new and classic, that will be coming out. I had planned on a completely different topic (jungle and adventure comics collected editions) but in-lue of this news, I had no choice but to cover it. And I’m glad I did. On the podcast I’m able to give you background on several of the titles and hopefully I’ll convince you to try out a few that you may have otherwise passed up.

I also talk about handing over the reigns of my digital comics Twitter feed @DGTLComics to friend of the CCL @CaptDS9E, Joey Nazzari.
And speaking of digital comics, I tease Ark, written by Peter Dabbene and illustrated by Ryan Bayliss and The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughn.

Cheers!

Chris

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