DC Comics Collected Editions August 2012 Solicitations

DC Comics has released their August 2012 solicitations and finally gives us a great month of new and classic collected editions! Legends of the Dark Knight by Alan Davis! A new edition (all-be-it a trade) of The Longbow Hunters! Lobo, Portrait of a Bastich! Showcase Presents Amethyst (a book that has been rumored forever)! Stormwatch by Warren Ellis Vol. 2 HC! And wonderful offerings from Mr. Gaiman & Co.: Annotated Sandman 2, Death Deluxe HC and a kick-ass 10 Volume Trade Paperback Slipcase set for only $200.00. If you don’t have the Absolutes – get this!!! What are you getting?

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Art and cover by SHANE DAVIS and SANDRA HOPE
On sale OCTOBER 31 • 136 pg, FC, $22.99 US
The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic novel SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski and superstar artist Shane Davis is here!
Young Clark Kent continues his journey toward becoming the World’s Greatest Super Hero but finds dealing with humanity to be a bigger challenge than he ever imagined! From a ruthless dictator to a new love interest who’s NOT Lois Lane, things are never easy for this emerging Man of Steel.
And the worst is yet to come, in the form of a man-monster with an insatiable appetite, the Parasite! The only thing that might appease his hunger is The Last Son of Krypton! But that will also mean he will have Superman’s powers without his conscience, and Kal-El learns to live without powers beyond those of mere mortals.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 1 – THE RING BEARER HC
Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by TYLER KIRKHAM, BATT and HARVEY TOLIBAO
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• The first collection of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• The New Guardians struggle with their new mission – and battle the evil of INVICTUS!
• Collects GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7!

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 1 – KNIGHT TERRORS HC
Written by DAVID FINCH, PAUL JENKINS and JOE HARRIS
Art by DAVID FINCH, ED BENES and RICHARD FRIEND
Cover by DAVID FINCH and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• Collecting the acclaimed DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• Features BATMAN’S battles with THE SCARECROW and BANE, plus the mystery of THE WHITE RABBIT!
• Collects BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-9!

BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 1: TROUBLE IN MIND TP
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Art by JESUS SAIZ and JAVIER PINA
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The first collection of the new BIRDS OF PREY series!
• The team struggles to stop bombs from killing the citizens of GOTHAM CITY. Plus: Is BLACK CANARY guilty of murder?
• Collects BIRDS OF PREY #1-7!

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOL. 1 – THE GOD PARTICLE TP
Written by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and GAIL SIMONE
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Two FIRESTORMS make their explosive returns in the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• As RONNIE RAYMOND and JASON RUSCH learn to work together, they learn that they are hardly the only FIRESTORMS!
• Collecting THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #1-6!

LEGION LOST VOL. 1: RUN FROM TOMORROW TP
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA and TOM DeFALCO
Art by PETE WOODS and MATT CAMP
Cover by PETE WOODS
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Collecting the present-day LEGION LOST series!
• Stranded in the 21st century, can this cadre of LEGIONNAIRES adjust to a different world?
• Collects LEGION LOST #1-7!

TEEN TITANS VOL. 1: IT’S OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
Cover by BRETT BOOTH
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• SCOTT LOBDELL and BRETT BOOTH usher in a new era for the TEEN TITANS!
• Meet a new TITANS team, including new members SKITTER and BUNKER!
• Collecting TEEN TITANS #1-7!

VOODOO VOL. 1: WHAT LIES BENEATH TP
Written by RON MARZ and JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI and HENDRY PRASETYA
Cover by SAMI BASRI
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The first collection of the DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!
• Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain – or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America.
• Collects VOODOO #1-6!

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: ALAN DAVIS HC
Written by MIKE W. BARR and others
Art by ALAN DAVIS, PAUL NEARY and MARK FARMER
Cover by ALAN DAVIS
On sale OCTOBER 10 • 272 pg, FC, $39.99 US
• Batman stories from legendary artist ALAN DAVIS collected at last!
• Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #569-575, BATMAN: FULL CIRCLE #1 and a story from BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #25.

BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL VOL. 3 – KNIGHTSEND TP NEW EDITION
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, DOUG MOENCH, ALAN GRANT, JO DUFFY and CHUCK DIXON
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by KELLEY JONES
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 652 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• The third and final volume of the epic 1990s tale that broke Batman’s back, collected in full for the first time.
• Collects BATMAN #509-514, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #29-34, DETECTIVE COMICS #676-681, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #62-63, ROBIN #8-13 and CATWOMAN #12-13.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY TP
Written by PAUL DINI
Art by CARLOS D’ANDA, DUSTIN NGUYEN, BEN HERRERA, TED NAIFEH and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Video game art cover
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• Now in trade paperback – the epic story bridging the smash-hit video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City!
• Collecting the 5-issue miniseries, including five digital-first chapters.

BRIGHTEST DAY VOL. 3 TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, ARDIAN SYAF, SCOTT CLARK and others
Cover by IVAN REIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• In this final BRIGHTEST DAY volume, the mystery of the heroes’ and villains’ return is resolved and the secret of the white forest is revealed.
• Collecting issues #17-24!

THE FLASH VOL. 2: THE ROAD TO FLASHPOINT TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and SCOTT KOLINS
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 120 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Make way for Hot Pursuit – the latest speedster to come out of the Speed Force!
• Collects THE FLASH #8-12!

LOBO: PORTRAIT OF A BASTICH TP NEW PRINTING
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and ALAN GRANT
Art by CHRISTIAN ALAMY, SAM KIETH and SIMON BISLEY
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
•Don’t miss a new edition of the title collecting the LOBO and LOBO’S BACK miniseries! First, Lobo is sent to capture a teacher who makes life miserable for him. Then, Lobo takes on the most dangerous being in the universe – and is promptly killed and reincarnated as an angry woman!

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD VOL. 1 TP
Written by DAN MISHKIN and GARY COHN
Art by ERNIE COLON, RIC ESTRADA and others
Cover by ERNIE COLON
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 648 pg, B&W, $19.99 US • RATED T
• The legendary 1980s fantasy series is collected at last!
• Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #298, AMETHYST, PRINCESS OF GEMWORLD #1-12, AMETHYST ANNUAL #1, DC COMICS PRESENTS #63 and AMETHYST #1-11.

GREEN LANTERN: WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI and TONY BEDARD
Art by DOUG MAHNKE, FERNANDO PASARIN, ED BENES and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 272 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• With the entire Corps against them, the four Earthborn GLs must make a choice that will rank among the most memorable in GL history.
• Collecting GREEN LANTERN #63-66, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #58-60 and GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #8-10!

GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS TP NEW EDITION
Written by MIKE GRELL
Art and cover by MIKE GRELL
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• A new edition of the title collecting the 3-issue 1987 miniseries!
• Oliver Queen gives up his trick arrows and settles down in Seattle with Dinah Lance. But Ollie’s world collides with one of unspeakable violence involving the beautiful and mysterious archer known as Shado.

GREEN ARROW: THE ARCHER’S QUEST TP NEW EDITION
Written by BRAD MELTZER
Art and cover by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The Emerald Archer returns from the dead and sets off on an adventure that tests his courage and brings formerly hidden facets of the Green Arrow legend to light.
• New edition of the classic title collecting GREEN ARROW #16-21.

PENGUIN: PAIN AND PREJUDICE TP
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by SZYMON KUDRANSKI and JASON PEARSON
Cover by SZYMON KUDRANSKI
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Learn how young Oswald Cobblepot went from being the apple of his mother’s eye to the leader of underworld gangs and adversary of The Caped Crusader!
• Collecting the 5-issue miniseries from GREGG HURWITZ and SZYMON KUDRANSKI, plus: JOKER’S ASYLUM: THE PENGUIN #1.

THE STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 2 TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by TONY HARRIS, J.H. WILLIAMS III and others
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 416 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• In this second STARMAN volume, Jack Knight’s disturbing dreams drive him to New York City to meet the Golden Age SANDMAN!
• Collecting STARMAN #17-29, STARMAN ANNUAL #1 and stories from SHOWCASE ‘95 #12 and SHOWCASE ‘96 #4-5.

THE SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 10 TP
Written by JERRY SIEGEL
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by JACK BURNLEY
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• In these 1942 stories, Superman battles The Night Owl, Nazi sympathizers, the mysterious “Man with the Cane,” and a mad scientist who brings characters from newspaper comic strips to life.
• Collecting SUPERMAN #18-19, ACTION COMICS #53-55 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #7!

SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING VOL. 2 TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL and GAIL SIMONE
Art by PETE WOODS and others
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale SEPTEMBER 19 • 224 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• LEX LUTHOR’S quest for the Black Lantern energy takes him to Arkham Asylum for a close encounter with THE JOKER, and then into conflict with Larfleeze, the Orange Lantern.
• Collects ACTION COMICS #896-900, SECRET SIX #29 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #13!

STORMWATCH VOL. 2 HC
Written by WARREN ELLIS
Art by TOM RANEY, BRYAN HITCH and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH and PAUL NEARY
On sale OCTOBER 17 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US
• This second volume of stories by WARREN ELLIS includes the debuts of the APOLLO and MIDNIGHTER, as well as THE BLEED.
• Collects STORMWATCH #48-50, plus issues #1-11 from the second series!

FRINGE: BEYOND THE FRINGE TP
Written by JOSHUA JACKSON, JHONEN VASQUEZ and others
Art by BECKY CLOONAN, JORGE JIMENEZ, TOM MANDRAKE, MIKE S. MILLER and others
Cover by DREW JOHNSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the entire original, digital-first series never before in print!
A tale from Fringe star Joshua Jackson explores key events between seasons 3 and 4, Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan tell the story of Nina Sharp’s robotic arm, and five more tales from beyond the Fringe!

PRINCE OF CATS TP
Written by RONALD WIMBERLY
Art and cover by RONALD WIMBERLY
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
This hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet focuses on Tybalt (derisively referred to as “the Prince of Cats”) and his Capulet crew as they do battle nightly with the hated Montagues. Set in a Blade Runner-esque version of Brooklyn, PRINCE OF CATS is a mix of urban drama, samurai action and classic Shakespearean theater…all written in iambic pentameter!
Don’t miss this original graphic novel written and illustrated by Ronald Wimberly (SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF M.F. GRIMM)!

DEATH: THE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by CHRIS BACHALO, MARK BUCKINGHAM, MARK PENNINGTON, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, COLLEEN DORAN, DAVE McKEAN and JEFF JONES
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 320 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
Now in DC’s acclaimed deluxe format, this new hardcover collects all things Death, including DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3, DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3, plus extras including “Death Talks about Life” AIDS pamphlet, stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS, the short story “The Wheel” from the 9-11 tribute book, SANDMAN #8 and #20, and art from the DEATH GALLERY!

THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 HC
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER
THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by KELLEY JONES, MIKE DRINGENBERG, MALCOLM JONES III, MATT WAGNER, DICK GIORDANO, GEORGE PRATT, P. CRAIG RUSSELL, SHAWN McMANUS, COLLEEN DORAN, BRYAN TALBOT, GEORGE PRATT and STAN WOCH
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 520 pg, B&W, 11.5” x 11.75”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 2 collects issues #21-39 of Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN, with annotations by Leslie Klinger (The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, The Annotated Dracula) to all the historical and literary references contained in the series. This edition includes the now legendary SEASON OF MISTS storyline, as well as A GAME OF YOU.

THE SANDMAN SLIPCASE SET
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • FC, 3.375” w x 10.3125” h x 6.75” d • $199.99 US • MATURE READERS
Retailers: A version of this slipcase containing only THE SANDMAN VOL . 10: THE WAKE TP NEW EDITION will be made available at a later date.
This beautiful slipcase set includes all ten individual trade paperback volumes of Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning fantasy series.
This set features the entire New York Times best-selling graphic novel series featuring painstakingly recolored pages for the Absolute Editions, plus box art by Dave McKean.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 3 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by DANIJEL ZEZELJ, SEAN MURPHY and RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 288 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting AMERICAN VAMPIRE #12-18 and SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST #1-5! Pearl’s husband Henry joins a clandestine group on a secret mission to Japan to hunt a new breed of bloodsucker, while Skinner Sweet has plans of his own! And in Europe, Felicia Book and Cash McCogan go behind enemy lines in Romania in search of a rumored vampire cure.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK 2 TP
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art by STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, SHAWN McMANUS and others
Cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE and JOHN TOTLEBEN
On sale SEPTEMBER 26 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Collecting SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #28-34 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2, the Earth Elemental says goodbye to the illusion of his own humanity after learning that he is 100 percent plant, meets a crew of benevolent alien invaders and consummates his relationship with Abigail Arcane as only he could.

V FOR VENDETTA BOOK & MASK SET 
Written by ALAN MOORE
Art and cover by DAVID LLOYD
On sale OCTOBER 3 • 296 pg, FC, $24.99 US, 11.78” h x 8.25” w x 5.218” d • MATURE READERS
The best-selling graphic novel that defined sophisticated storytelling is offered in a unique new way in the V FOR VENDETTA BOX AND MASK SET!
The set includes a trade paperback edition of Alan Moore’s terrifying portrait of totalitarianism and resistance, superbly illustrated by artist David Lloyd, along with the famed V mask in PVC with white elastic band, offered in a window box.

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