DC Comics Collected Editions January 2013 Solicitations

DC Comics has released their January 2013 solicitations. Well it was bound to happen: Absolute Green Lantern Blackest Night. Trouble is that the BL event was so huge (over 80 issues) it’s impossible to package it all into one book. This Absolute only collects the main title and a few loose tie-ins. At the very least it also needs to collect Green Lantern #43–52. Keep in mind there has been 7 Blackest Night collected editions so if you want to forgo the $100 Absolute, and still want to read the story, I suggest you pick up the trade paperbacks of Blackest Night, Blackest Night: Green Lantern and Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (Tales of the Corps #1–3, stories from Green Lantern vol. 4 #49 and Adventure Comics vol. 2 #4–5) which fills in a few gaps.

DC also has several “classic” titles this month:

  • Silver Age Teen Titans Archives Vol. 2 HC – which I never thought I would see in my lifetime
  • Superman Vs. Shazam! by Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler, and Gil Kane – It’s just a shame that this isn’t packaged as a nice hardcover
  • Superman: The Death And Return Of Superman Omnibus HC – this is a nice upgrade from the smaller (784 pgs. $75.00) 2007 Omnibus that sold out in a matter of minutes. This is one of those books that every DC/Superman/Superhero fanboy should have on their shelves. Spend the money, buy this book and pick up the Superman Doomsday Omnibus (416 pgs. $19.99) as a companion piece

What are you getting?

JOE KUBERT PRESENTS #4
Written and illustrated by JOE KUBERT, SAM GLANZMAN and BRIAN BUNIAK
Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale JANUARY 30 • 48 pg, no interior ads, FC, 4 of 6, $4.99 US • RATED T
• The Redeemer heads out West for a post-Civil War adventures and encounters Firehair!
• Sam Glanzman’s experiences aboard the U.S.S. Stevens take off on a mystical tangent, and Angel and the Ape return in a brawl!

CATWOMAN VOL. 2: DOLLHOUSE TP
Written by JUDD WINICK
Art by GUILLEM MARCH, ADRIANA MELO, MARIAH BENES and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Teaming with a new partner called Spark, Catwoman is out to take Gotham City — literally! But when Catwoman runs into Dollhouse, a psychotic who kidnaps children from the streets of Gotham City, a rage awakens in her that not even she knew existed!
• Collects CATWOMAN #7-12.

BATMAN VOL. 2: CITY OF OWLS HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO, JONATHAN GLAPION, JASON FABOK, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, BECKY CLOONAN and ANDY CLARKE
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale MARCH 20 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls is real — and a deadly threat out to control Gotham City!
• Unleashing their deadly assassins known as the Talons, Batman must stop the insidious Court of Owls before they claim the city for their own. In doing so, The Dark Knight will uncover dark secrets — not just about the city he’s sworn to protect, but about the history of the Wayne family.
• Collects BATMAN #8-12 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1.

EARTH 2 VOL. 1: THE GATHERING HC
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by NICOLA SCOTT, TREVOR SCOTT and EDUARDO PANSICA
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale MARCH 13 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
• Who are the heroes of Earth 2? When the Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman of Earth 2 fall in battle, it’s up to a new breed of heroes to come together to combat the returning evil of Apokolips!
• Collects issues #1-6 of the red-hot DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series!

BATGIRL VOL. 1: THE DARKEST REFLECTION TP
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by ARDIAN SYAF and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• The hit DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 series that brought BARBARA GORDON back as Batgirl is collected in trade paperback!
• Collects the new BATGIRL #1-6!

STORMWATCH VOL. 2: ENEMIES OF THE EARTH TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and PAUL JENKINS
Art by IGNACIO CALERO, JULIO FERREIRA, DANIEL HDR, SEAN PARSONS, MIGUEL SEPULVEDA and WILL CONRAD
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Stormwatch struggles against the threat of the Gravity Miners, and the Martian Manhunter quits the team – but not without a fight!
• Collects STORMWATCH #7-12 and RED LANTERNS #10.

VOODOO VOL. 2: THE KILLER IN ME TP
Written by JOSH WILLIAMSON
Art by SAMI BASRI
Cover by PAULO SIQUEIRA
On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
• Black Razor Agent Fallon has Voodoo cornered! Now it’s time for revenge. But it’s up to Voodoo to decide if she’s going to be a hero or a villain! Plus, Pris is forced to confront exactly what she has become after being experimented on by the Daemonites.
• Collects VOODOO #7-12 and 0.

SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 2: BASILISK RISING TP
Written by ADAM GLASS, DAN ABNETT and ANDY LANNING
Art by FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, FERNANDO DAGNINO, CARLOS RODRIGUEZ, ANDRES GUINALDO and JESUS SAIZ
Cover by KEN LASHLEY
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• As the team tries to recover from their disastrous Gotham City mission, a traitor stalks the Squad! His mission: Assassinate Amanda Waller, expose the Squad and leave Task Force X in ruins!
• Collects SUICIDE SQUAD #8-13 and #0 and RESURRECTION MAN #9.

IMPULSE VOL. 1: RUNS IN THE FAMILY TP
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS and WAYNE FAUCHER
On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• In this new edition of Impulse’s adventures by writer Mark Waid, the teen speedster meets teen villain White Lightning, Blockbuster, and, from the 30th century, Legion of Super-Heroes member XS.
• Collects IMPULSE #1-6, 8-9 and 12-13.

GREEN ARROW: SALVATION TP
Written by J.T. KRUL and JASON PATRICK
Art by DIOGENES NEVES and AGUSTIN PADILLA
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
• After the events of BRIGHTEST DAY, Green Arrow defends the forest in the middle of Star City as a modern day Robin Hood from all that would do it harm.
• Collects GREEN ARROW #8-15.

THE SHADE TP
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by CULLY HAMNER, DARWYN COOKE, J. BONE, JAVIER PULIDO, JILL THOMPSON, FRAZER IRVING and GENE HA
Cover by TONY HARRIS
On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 280 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• An attack in Opal City kicks off a globe-hopping, centuries-spanning quest that will irrevocably change The Shade’s life and shed light on his true origin!
• Collects the 12-issue miniseries.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SGT. ROCK VOL. 4 TP
Written by ROBERT KANIGHER
Art by JOE KUBERT, RUSS HEATH and JACK ABEL
Cover by JOE KUBERT
On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 520 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
• In these tales, Sgt. Rock meets ace pilot Johnny Cloud, is taken prisoner by German forces, and leads a team of youthful soldiers into action.
• Collects OUR ARMY AT WAR #181-216.

BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by JOCK and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover by JOCK
Resolicit • On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 304 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.
• Originally published in DETECTIVE COMICS #871-877, this epic from the writer of BATMAN, SWAMP THING and AMERICAN VAMPIRE forces Batman to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils!
• Plus: The corpse of a killer whale shows up on the floor of one of Gotham City’s foremost banks, setting a deadly mystery in motion!

ABSOLUTE BLACKEST NIGHT HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI and others
Art by IVAN REIS, OCLAIR ALBERT and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and OCLAIR ALBERT
Advance solicited • On sale JUNE 26 • 360 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US
• As the war between the Corps rages, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends on the DC Universe! Can Hal Jordan lead DC’s champions against an army of Black Lanterns made up of the deceased heroes and villains?
• Collects the Free Comic Book Day BLACKEST NIGHT #0, BLACKEST NIGHT #1-8, UNTOLD TALES OF THE BLACKEST NIGHT #1 and DC UNIVERSE #0!

SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW TP
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US
• In this epic from Brian Azzarello and Jim Lee, a cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected — not even Superman! But how could millions of people vanished without a trace — and could Superman be the cause?
• Collecting SUPERMAN #204-215, plus bonus materials!

SUPERMAN VS. SHAZAM! TP
Written by ROY THOMAS, JOEY CAVALIERI and GERRY CONWAY
Art by GIL KANE, RICH BUCKLER and DICK GIORDANO
Cover by RICH BUCKLER and DICK GIORDANO
On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
• It’s the Man of Steel vs. the World’s Mightiest Mortal in this collection featuring Mr. Mxyzptlk, Mr. Mind, Captain Nazi, Black Adam and more!
• Collects ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION C-58, DC COMICS PRESENTS #33-34 and 49, and DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3.

WONDER WOMAN: ODYSSEY VOL. 2 TP
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 FEBRUARY 6 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this final “Odyssey” volume, Wonder Woman faces Cheetah, Silver Swan, Dr. Psycho and the mysterious Morrigan!
• Collecting WONDER WOMAN #607-614!

SILVER AGE TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Written by BOB HANEY and others
Art by NICK CARDY, IRV NOVICK, NEAL ADAMS, GIL KANE and others • Cover by NICK CARDY
Advance solicited • On sale JUNE 19 • 400 pg, FC, $75.00 US
• The top teen heroes of the 1960s return in this volume collecting TEEN TITANS #6-20 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #83!
• Don’t miss the action as the Titans take on The Mad Mod, Captain Rumble and The Scorcher, and get wrapped up in “The Dimensional Caper” and “A Swingin’ Christmas”!

SUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS HC
Written by DAN JURGENS, LOUISE SIMONSON, JERRY ORDWAY, ROGER STERN and others
Art by DAN JURGENS, BRETT BREEDING, JON BOGDANOVE, JERRY ORDWAY, TOM GRUMMETT, JACKSON GUICE and others
Cover by DAN JURGENS and JERRY ORDWAY
On sale MARCH 20 • 1,008 pg, FC, $99.99 US
• This unforgettable epic is collecting in this massive edition including SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-26, SUPERMAN #73-82, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-505, ACTION COMICS #683-691, JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #69, SUPERMAN: THE LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1 and GREEN LANTERN #46.
• Includes chapters of “World Without a Superman,” bonus materials and more!

THE NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, MIKE PERKINS and AL VEY
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
Resolicit • On sale FEBRUARY 27 • 144 pg, 8.125” x 10.812”, FC, $16.99 US
• Over 20 years in the making, this original graphic novel by Marv Wolfman and George Perez is now available in trade paperback!
• In this epic story, a mysterious villain plays a deadly game with New York City as the gameboard – and the Teen Titans as the pieces!
Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ HC
Written by GERRY CONWAY, MARTIN PASKO, DAVID MICHELINIE, LEN WEIN and ELLIOT MAGGIN
Art by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
Cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
On sale MARCH 27 • 360 pg, FC, $39.99 US
• Collecting tales illustrated by master comics artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez from SUPERMAN #294, 301, 302, 307-309 and 347, DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-4 and 17, and ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION C-54.

YOUNG JUSTICE VOL. 3: CREATURE FEATURES TP
Written by GREG WEISMAN and KEVIN HOPPS
Art by CHRISTOPHER JONES, DAN DAVIS and LUCIANO VECCHIO
Cover by CHRISTOPHER JONES
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
• In this new collection, Superboy, Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Miss Martian and Artemis make their way to Atlantis to foil Ocean-Master’s plan to purify the underwater city.
• Collects YOUNG JUSTICE #14-19!

ANIMAL MAN VOL. 4: BORN TO BE WILD TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN and TOM VEITCH
Art by CHAS TRUOG, MARK FARMER and STEVE DILLON
Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND
On sale FEBRUARY 13 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
Continuing Buddy Baker’s surreal adventures, this volume features stories from ANIMAL MAN #27-37! In these tales, Animal Man becomes trapped in a prehistoric jungle in his bathroom, saves his daughter from the villainous Notational Man, and explores the mystery of the dead birds that seem to be everywhere.

AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 5 HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and DUSTIN NGUYEN
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale MARCH 13 • 272 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this new AMERICAN VAMPIRE collection, Skinner Sweet, Pearl and company return to Hollywood in the ‘50s during the Red Scare. In a time when America was on the lookout for the next Communist threat, was the real danger far more insidious? Plus: Retired vampire hunter Felicia Book gets called back into action to kill the most powerful vampire of all time. Collecting #28-34 of the monthly series, plus the 5-issue miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: LORD OF NIGHTMARES.

THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3 HC
Written by LESLIE S. KLINGER
THE SANDMAN written by NEIL GAIMAN
Art by JILL THOMPSON, VINCE LOCKE, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others
Cover by DAVE McKEAN
Advance solicited • On sale JUNE 19 • 520 pg, B&W, 11.5” x 11.75”, $49.99 US • MATURE READERS
In THE ANNOTATED SANDMAN VOL. 3, Leslie Klinger provides historical insights into issues #40-55 of THE SANDMAN, along with THE SANDMAN SPECIAL #1 and “How They Met Themselves” from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #3.

THE NEW DEADWARDIANS TP
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art and cover by I.N.J. CULBARD
On sale FEBRUARY 6 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS
In this collection of the 8-issue miniseries, nearly every member of upper class, post-Victorian England has voluntarily become a vampire in order to escape the lower classes – who are all zombies! Into this simmering cauldron is thrust Chief Inspector George Suttle, a lonely detective who’s got the slowest beat in London: investigating murders in a world where everyone is already dead!

2 comments for “DC Comics Collected Editions January 2013 Solicitations

  1. October 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Lots of nice surprises from DC this month! In addition to the three books you pointed out at the beginning of this post, there’s also Animal Man Vol. 4, picking up where the the three Grant Morrison trades left off years ago.

  2. Chris Campbell
    October 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Definitely picking up Superman omnibus, Blackest Night absolute, American Vampire HC 5.

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