DC Comics Collected Editions January 2012 Solicitations

DC Comics has released their January 2012 solicitations and geezz…another new edition of Batman: Year One? Sure why not? It’s a must own for every comic book fanboy. I’m just surprised that this new edition didn’t coincide with the release of the animated Year One.

I, like you, am surprised to see DC Comics Presents: The New 52. But can you spot the theme? All titles collected here are essentially, Vertigo titles. Interesting move DC, and a cool one at that.

Lastly, Superman In Action Comics Archives Volume 6. Are Superman and Clark Kent the same person? It all starts here, Lois.

Here’s the full list of the collected editions and graphic novels:

BATMAN VS. THE BLACK GLOVE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art by ANDY KUBERT, J.H. WILLIAMS III, TONY S. DANIEL, JOHN VAN FLEET, RYAN BENJAMIN, JESSE DELPERDANG, JONATHAN GLAPION and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale MARCH 28
384 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $29.99 US
Comic-book legend Grant Morrison (ACTION COMICS) joins forces with top artists including Andy Kubert (FLASHPOINT), J.H. Williams III (BATWOMAN) and Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS) in this new hardcover collecting BATMAN #655-658, 663-669 and 672-675!
First, Batman receives the greatest shock of his life when he discovers that he has a son. And sparks fly when the new addition to the Batfamily is introduced to Robin, the Boy Wonder. Which young hero will carry on the legacy as Gotham City’s protector?
Then, 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 YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC NEW PRINTING
Written by FRANK MILLER
Art and cover by DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI
On sale MARCH 7
144 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US
One of the most important and critically acclaimed Batman adventures ever — written by Frank Miller (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS) with art by David Mazzucchelli (Daredevil) — returns in a new edition of the deluxe hardcover designed by Chip Kidd. In addition to telling the entire dramatic story of Batman’s first year fighting crime from BATMAN #404-407, this collection includes new introductions by Miller and Mazzucchelli, loads of reproductions of original pencils, promotional art, unseen Mazzucchelli Batman art, Richmond Lewis’s color samples, script pages and other surprises.

BATMAN VS. BANE TP
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by RICK BURCHETT, GRAHAM NOLAN and TOM PALMER
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale FEBRUARY 22
144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The Dark Knight battles the powerful foe who once broke his back in this new, hard-hitting collection!
In these stories, reprinted from BATMAN/BANE and BATMAN: BANE OF THE DEMON #1-4, Bane is back – and he’s out to break Gotham City as he broke Batman. All he needs to get the job done is a few nuclear weapons! Guest-starring Ra’s al Ghul and Talia!

BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, KYLE HIGGINS and DAVID HINE
Art by TREVOR MCCARTHY, AGUSTIN PADILLA, ANDRES GUINALDO and LORENZO RUGGIERO
Cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
On sale FEBRUARY 1
144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the acclaimed 5-issue miniseries from writers Scott Snyder (AMERICAN VAMPIRE) and Kyle Higgins (NIGHTWING)! When a mystery as old as Gotham City itself surfaces, Batman assembles a team of his greatest detectives – including Red Robin, Owlman, I-Ching and others – to investigate this startling new enigma. As clues are discovered and the mystery deepens, Batman’s team soon finds itself on a journey that explores different eras in Gotham’s history and touches upon notable Gotham families including the Waynes, Kanes, and Elliotts. This miniseries spins out of recent events in the Batman titles and sets the stage for several exciting storylines in 2011. This volume also includes BATMAN ANNUAL #28 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #12

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by SCOTT KOLINS, DOUG HAZLEWOOD, RICK BURCHETT, PHIL WINSLADE, DAN PANOSIAN and others
Cover by SCOTT KOLINS
On sale MARCH 28
648 pg, FC, $75.00 US
It’s the second hardcover volume collecting all the issues of THE FLASH written by comics superstar Geoff Johns! In this massive collection featuring issues #177-200 and DC FIRST: FLASH/SUPERMAN #1, an old friend of Wally West becomes the portal to another universe and Gorilla Grodd goes wild in Keystone City! Plus, don’t miss the Fastest Man Alive’s clashes with members of his infamous rogues gallery, including Captain Cold, The Trickster, the Pied Piper and more!

DC COMICS PRESENTS: THE NEW 52 #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE, PETER MILLIGAN, JOSHUA HALE FIALKOV and SCOTT SNYDER
Art by TRAVEL FOREMAN, ANDREA SORRENTINO, MIKEL JANIN and YANICK PAQUETTE
Montage cover
On sale JANUARY 4
96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
Don’t miss the special sampler issue reprinting four of the hottest DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 titles, including ANIMAL MAN #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1, I, VAMPIRE #1 and SWAMP THING #1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GENERATION LOST VOL. 1 TP
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by AARON LOPRESTI, JOE BENNETT and others
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale FEBRUARY 1
320 pg, FC, $29.99 US
Mind-controlling mastermind Maxwell Lord is targeting the members of the defunct Justice League International in this paperback collecting the first 12 issues of the twice-monthly series tying into BRIGHTEST DAY.

HAWK AND DOVE: GHOSTS AND DEMONS TP NEW EDITION
Written by KARL KESEL and BARBARA KESEL
Art and cover by ROB LIEFELD and KARL KESEL
On sale FEBRUARY 22
128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Don’t miss this new edition of the title collecting the 5-issue miniseries from 1988, as these two dissimilar heroes meet for the first time and battle Kestrel, a Super-Villain intent on the destruction of Hawk.

DEADMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by BOB HANEY, ROBERT KANIGHER, NEAL ADAMS and DENNNIS O’NEIL
Art by NEAL ADAMS and GEORGE TUSKA
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 15
160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Neal Adams’s groundbreaking tales of Deadman are collected in this new trade paperback featuring BRAVE AND THE BOLD #79, 86, STRANGE ADVENTURES #214-216, backup stories from AQUAMAN #50-52 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #74.

BATMAN: TIME AND THE BATMAN TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by DAVID FINCH, ANDY KUBERT, TONY S. DANIEL and FRANK QUITELY
Cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale FEBRUARY 8
128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Grant Morrison returns to BATMAN with tales from issues #700-703, illustrated by an all-star roster of artists including Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely. Don’t miss this epic that reveals secret details in The Dark Knight’s adventures following BATMAN R.I.P and the return of Bruce Wayne to Gotham City!

SUPERMAN: THE BLACK RING VOL. 1 TP
Written by PAUL CORNELL
Art by PETE WOODS and SEAN CHEN
Cover by DAVID FINCH and JOE WEEMS
On sale FEBRUARY 8
168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Now in trade paperback! When Lex Luthor finally regained control of LexCorp, he thought he had everything he wanted. But in BLACKEST NIGHT, he briefly became an Orange Lantern and got a taste of true power. Now he’ll do anything to get that power back. Buckle in for a greatest hits tour of the DCU’s most wanted – including an appearance by The Sandman’s big sister, Death! – as Lex Luthor begins an epic quest for power in stories from ACTION COMICS #890-895, brought to you by writer Paul Cornell (Dr. Who, Captain Britain And MI-13)!

SUPERMAN IN ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES VOL. 6 HC
Written by DON CAMERON and ALVIN SCHWARTZ
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by WAYNE BORING and STAN KAYE
On sale JUNE 6
240 pg, FC, $59.99 US
Superman enters the post World War II era in these stories from ACTION COMICS #86-102. The Man of Steel helps out Hocus and Pocus, and fights the nuisances of The Prankster and Mr. Mxyztplk.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: YOUNG LOVE VOL. 1 TP
Written by VARIOUS
Art by VARIOUS
Cover by JAY SCOTT PIKE
On sale FEBRUARY 22
544 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
DC’s popular romance series is collected for the first time in this title reprinting YOUNG LOVE #39-56, featuring art by John Romita, Mike Sekowsky, Don Heck, Gene Colan, Jay Scott Pike and others.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE CHOICE TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art by YILDIRAY CINAR, FRANCIS PORTELA and WAYNE FAUCHER
Cover by YILDIRAY CINAR and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale FEBRUARY 29
224 pg, FC, $17.99 US
This new LEGION title collects issues #1-6 from 2010, including the unwelcome debut of Earth-Man, the kidnapping of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad’s twins, the revelation of a new Green Lantern and more!

POWER GIRL: OLD FRIENDS TP
Written by JUDD WINICK and MATTHEW STURGES
Art by SAMI BASRI and HENDRY PRASETYA
Cover by WARREN LOUW
On sale FEBRUARY 15
200 pg, FC, $19.99 US
From robotic dinosaurs to the villainous Maxwell Lord to her own personal fan convention, Power Girl faces a plethora challenges in the final volume of her solo series, collecting issues #19-27. Joining the Woman of Steel are countless DC Universe heroes, including Superman, Batman, Zatanna and more.

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: MONUMENT POINT TP
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, SCOTT KOBLISH, FREDDIE WILLIAMS II, HOWARD CHAYKIN and TOM DERENICK
Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA
On sale FEBRUARY 15
144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting issues #50-54! As Jay Garrick begins his term as mayor, the other members of the JSA try to settle into their new home, and Mr. Terrific attempts to deal with his shocking loss of intelligence.

I, VAMPIRE TP
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS, BRUCE JONES, DAN MISHKIN, GARY COHN and MIKE BARR
Art by TOM SUTTON, ERNIE COLON, PARIS CULLINS, JIM APARO and others
Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale FEBRUARY 8
320 pg, FC, $29.99 US
A cult favorite series is collected at last, from HOUSE OF MYSTERY #290, 291, 293, 295, 297, 299, 302 and 304-319 and BRAVE AND THE BOLD #195! Vampiric Lord Andrew Bennett turned his beloved Mary Seward into a vampire, hoping to keep her by his side through eternity. But what happens when her power turns her evil?

WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 HC
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI and PHIL HESTER
Art by DON KRAMER, EDUARDO PANSICA, GERALDO BORGES, TRAVIS MOORE, WAYNE FAUCHER, JAY LEISTEN and others
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale MARCH 7
192 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In this final “Odyssey” volume, Wonder Woman faces Cheetah, Silver Swan, Dr. Psycho and the mysterious Morrigan. And as the old gods die away, only Diana’s inner strength can see her through the battle to come.
And in the finale, Wonder Woman learns that the only way to defeat her nemesis may be to give her own powers over to her! But is Diana strong enough to control a force that seeks vengeance on all mankind, or will the warrior within her condemn her to a life of eternal bloodshed? Collecting WONDER WOMAN #607-614!

XOMBI TP
Written by JOHN ROZUM
Art by FRAZER IRVING and SCOTT HAMPTON
Cover by FRAZER IRVING
On sale FEBRUARY 1
160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
As an undying Xombi, David Kim watches the world burn while humanity grows increasingly isolated. What would a Xombi do just to feel change again? And where will he ever be able to find a kindred soul? Find out in this title collecting XOMBI #1-6 and BRAVE AND THE BOLD #26, featuring a team-up with The Spectre.

TITANS: BROKEN PROMISES TP
Written by ERIC WALLACE
Art by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO and CLIFF RICHARDS
Cover by FABRIZIO FIORENTINO
On sale FEBRUARY 29
176 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Deathstroke and The Titans must escape the island paradise known as Drago in a game of life and death in this title collecting issues #33-39 and TITANS ANNUAL 2011. Plus, Osiris and Isis must come to terms with one another as they attempt to reclaim their thrones in Kahndaq.

GONE TO AMERIKAY HC
Written by DEREK McCULLOCH
Art and cover by COLLEEN DORAN
On sale MARCH 28
144 pg, FC, $24.99 US
MATURE READERS
This sweeping, century-spanning graphic novel explores the vivid history of Irish émigrés to New York City via three intertwined tales, from a penniless woman raising a daughter alone in the Five Points slum of 1870, to a struggling young artist drawn to the nascent counterculture of 1960, the year America elected its first Irish-Catholic president.
Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Derek McCulloch (Stagger Lee, Pug), and beautifully illustrated with period detail by Colleen Doran (THE SANDMAN, ORBITER) and color by Jose Villarrubia.

HELLBLAZER: PHANTOM PAINS TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI, STEFANO LANDINI and SIMON BISLEY
Cover by SIMON BISLEY
On sale FEBRUARY 15
160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS
Constantine’s new wife is less than happy that he’s missing a thumb, leading him on a quest to find a suitable replacement for his missing digit. While he tries to literally sew himself back together, his niece, Gemma, plots dark revenge against her uncle. Will Constantine be able to fend off his own kin’s demonic fury? Collecting issues #276-282.

iZOMBIE VOL. 3: SIX FEET UNDER AND RISING TP
Written by CHRIS ROBERSON
Art and cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale FEBRUARY 8
128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
MATURE READERS
In this collection of issues #13-17, Spot tumbles into a cemetery sinkhole full of hungry creatures, Gwen’s monster hunter boyfriend might uncover her big secret, and The Dead Presidents arrive, intent on taking names in a city infested with skeeball fanatics, mad scientists and shambling zombies!

THE SANDMAN VOL. 8: WORLDS’ END TP NEW EDITION
Written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by MICHAEL ALLRED, GARY AMARO, MARK BUCKINGHAM, TONY HARRIS, STEVE LEIALOHA, VINCE LOCKE, ALEC STEVENS, BRYAN TALBOT, JOHN WATKISS, MICHAEL ZULLI, DICK GIORDANO and SHEA ANTON PENSA
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
On sale FEBRUARY 22
168 pg, FC, $19.99 US
MATURE READERS
In this new edition collecting THE SANDMAN #51-56, two wayward compatriots trapped in a “reality storm” are entertained by myths of sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, funerals and moralistic hangmen.

RAT CATCHER TP
Written by ANDY DIGGLE
Art by VICTOR IBANEZ
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale FEBRUARY 1
192 pg, B&W, 5.5” x 8”, $12.99 US
MATURE READERS
According to underworld legend, the Rat Catcher is a peerless assassin who specializes in silencing mob snitches. There’s just one problem – he doesn’t exist. At least, not according to the U.S. Marshals who oversee the Witness Protection Program…
Now there’s a pile of dead bodies in a burning safe house outside El Paso. The Rat Catcher has finally slipped up, and a washed-up FBI agent has one last chance to hunt him down before he disappears forever. But as the two master manhunters spiral in towards each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, each of them hides a secret from the other – secrets that could destroy them both.
New York Times best-selling author Andy Diggle (THE LOSERS, Daredevil) partners with future superstar Victor Ibañez in a tense Vertigo Crime thriller that’s unrelenting to the very last twist.

 

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