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January 2009 Collected Editions Solicits
MONTHLY COMICS OF NOTE
THE SPIRIT SPECIAL #1
Written by Will Eisner
Art and cover by Will Eisner
With Frank Miller’s highly anticipated movie adaptation of The Spirit coming in December, DC Comics presents THE SPIRIT SPECIAL, the perfect introduction to Will Eisner’s greatest creation! This low-priced special includes four classic stories: 1947’s “Sign of the Octopus,” 1949’s “Black Alley,” and “Sand Saref” and “Bring in Sand Saref,” both from 1950.
On sale January 7 • 32 pgs, FC, $2.99 US
THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD VOL. 3: DEMONS AND DRAGONS HC
Written by Mark Waid and Alan Brennert
Art by Scott Kolins, Jerry Ordway, Jim Aparo, Humberto Ramos, Oscar Jimenez and others
Superstar writer Mark Waid rounds out his run on THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD with this new hardcover! Collecting THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #13-16 along with extra tales including THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD (Vol. 1) #181, THE FLASH (Vol. 2) #107 and IMPULSE #17!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 168 pg, FC, $24.99 US
THE FLASH ARCHIVES VOL. 5 HC
Written by John Broome and Gardner Fox
Art by Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella and Murphy Anderson
The Fastest Man Alive takes on some of his greatest foes in this new Archive, including Captain Cold, Abra-Kadabra, Mirror Master, Pied Piper, Heat Wave and The Reverse Flash! Collecting THE FLASH #133-#141 from 1962-1963.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 248 pg, FC, $49.99 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 4 HC
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Ty Templeton, Mike McKone, Bill Willingham, Joe Rubinstein and Dick Giordano
The 1980s adventures of the Justice League continue! This new volume collects JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #23-25 and JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA #26-30.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 208 pg, FC, $24.99 US
THE LOSERS BY JACK KIRBY HC
Written by Jack Kirby
Art by Jack Kirby, D. Bruce Berry & Mike Royer
For the first time, Jack Kirby’s tales of World War II are collected! In 1974, while Jack Kirby was hard at work on such mind-bending epics as MISTER MIRACLE and KAMANDI, he also created a series of stories that drew on his own experiences in World War II. Starring DC war heroes Johnny Cloud, Captain Storm, Gunner and Sarge, this volume features stories in which The Losers stop a German attack using a tactic found in a comic book, German and American athletes who faced each other at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin meet again on the field of combat, and much more! Don’t miss this amazing collection of tales from OUR FIGHTING FORCES #151-162, and featuring a foreword by best-selling author Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN).
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 240 pg, FC, $39.99 US
SUPERMAN: BRAINIAC HC
Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal
The amazing “Brainiac” storyline from ACTION COMICS #866-870 is collected in this spectacular new hardcover! Written by Geoff Johns and featuring art by Gary Frank & Jon Sibal, this is the hard-hitting story that revitalized one of Superman’s greatest foes – and brought the bottle city of Kandor to Earth, setting the stage for the storyline “New Krypton.”
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US
TOR: A PREHISTORIC ODYSSEY HC
Written by Joe Kubert
Art and cover by Joe Kubert
Legendary writer/artist Joe Kubert returns to the gritty, primal world of Tor in this hardcover featuring the new six-issue miniseries adventure! Don’t miss Tor’s struggle for survival and his quest deep into a mysterious mountain where he will encounter strange tribes, primitive animals, destructive monsters and death at every turn.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US
WONDER WOMAN: THE ENDS OF THE EARTH HC
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang & Matt Ryan
At the ends of the universe, Wonder Woman falls victim to the Black Horizon in this new hardcover collecting issues #20-25 of her hit series! To save herself, Wonder Woman must forge an alliance with the legendary warriors Beowulf and Claw the Unconquered while trapped on a world where her powers have betrayed her and brutal combat rules the day.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $24.99 US
THE COMPLEAT DEATH DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by Neil Gaiman
Art by Mark Buckingham, Chris Bachalo, Jeffrey Jones, Dave McKean and Mark Pennington
Cover by Dave McKean
“The landmark comic-book series that actually made Death seem . . . cool.”
— ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY on THE SANDMAN
From the pages of Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN comes the young, pale, perky and genuinely likable Death. One day in every century, Death walks the Earth to better understand those to whom she will be the final visitor. Today is that day!
Collecting DEATH: THE HIGH COST OF LIVING #1-3, DEATH: THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE #1-3, the DEATH TALKS ABOUT LIFE AIDS pamphlet and stories from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #2 and THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS for the first time in one place. This oversized hardcover is the perfect companion for THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN and ideal for fans of Gaiman’s sprawling, intimate comics work!
Advance solicited; on sale March 25 • 7.0625” x 10.875” • 304 pg, FC $34.99 US
BATMAN: FALSE FACES TP
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Scott McDaniel, Scott Kolins, Rick Burchett and others
Cover by Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Don’t miss this hard-hitting volume from bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan collecting BATMAN #588-590, DETECTIVE COMICS #787, WONDER WOMAN#160-161 and a tale from BATMAN: GOTHAM CITY SECRET FILES.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS: THE SNARE TP
Written by Chuck Dixon
Art by Julian Lopez, Carlos Rodriquez & Bit
Cover by Jim Calafiore
In this new title collecting BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #6-10, the Outsiders’ latest mission ends up stranding one of their own in space while the rest of the team fights for their lives behind Chinese borders! But can the struggling team learn to rely on its biggest loose cannon?
Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
SIMON DARK VOL. 2: ASHES TP
Written by Steve Niles & Scott Hampton
Art and cover by Scott Hampton
The second volume of Simon Dark tales collects issues #7-12! Finally facing down the serial killing cult that has had Gotham City in a death grip, Simon learns more macabre secrets about his own origins.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 144 pg, FC , $17.99 US
SUPERMAN: CAMELOT FALLS VOL. 2 TP
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
The epic storyline concludes in this volume collecting SUPERMAN #662-664, 667-668 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #13! The Man of Steel defends Metropolis from harm, but now faces a dilemma: are his heroics only making things worse?
Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
SUPERMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 6 TP
Written by Jerry Siegel
Art by Leo Nowak, Paul Cassidy, Wayne Boringand Ed Dobrotka
Cover by Fred Ray
The reprinting of Superman’s adventures in chronological order continues with this volume collecting SUPERMAN #10-11 and stories from ACTION COMICS #37-40 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #2-3. Don’t miss Superman’s Golden Age battles with the Unknown X, Lex Luthor and more! Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US
TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN VOL. 1 TP
Written by Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz and Dwayne McDuffie
Art by Jamal Igle, Fernando Pasarin, Matthew Clark, Joe Benitez, Robin Riggs, Jesse Delperdang and Victor Llamas
Cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
The Tangent Earth and our DC Universe collide in this collection of TANGENT: SUPERMAN’S REIGN #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #16.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US
TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1 TP
Written by Mike W. Barr, Len Wein, Paul Kupperberg, Robin Snyder, Kurt Busiek and Todd Klein
Cover by Brian Bolland
Art by Joe Staton, Dave Gibbons, Carmine Infantino, and others
A key piece of Green Lantern Corps history is collected for the first time in this new trade paperback presenting the 3-issue TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS miniseries from 1981! Also included are backup Corps stories from GREEN LANTERN #148, 151-154, 161, 162 and 164-167.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 160 pg, FC, $19.99 US
VIGILANTE: CITY LIGHTS, PRAIRIE JUSTICE TP
Written by James Robinson
Art by Tony Salmons & Bret Blevins
Cover by Mark Chiarello
The motorcycle-riding, two-gun hero called The Vigilante stars in this new volume collecting the four-issue miniseries from 1995, written by James Robinson! Greg Saunders, better known as The Vigilante, hits Hollywood to appear in a movie – but heads into action when his sidekick runs afoul of gangsters!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN VOL. 4 TP
Written by Dennis O’Neil, Samuel L. Delany, Bob Haney and Robert Kanigher
Cover by Dick Giordano
Art by Don Heck, Dick Giordano and Jim Aparo
Diana teams up with detectives Johnny Double and Batman in in this final volume of Wonder Woman’s plainclothes adventures from the early 1970s. Collecting WONDER WOMAN #199-204 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #105
Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 176 pg, FC, $19.99 US
WONDER WOMAN: WHO IS WONDER WOMAN? TP
Written by Allan Heinberg
Art by Terry Dodson & Rachel Dodson and Gary Frank& John Sibal
In this volume collecting WONDER WOMAN #1-4 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1, the Amazon warrior Diana has gone missing, leaving Donna Troy to take up the mantle of Wonder Woman! And when Diana returns, she’s become an agent of the Department of Metahuman Affairs!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
TINY TITANS VOL. 1: WELCOME TO THE TREEHOUSE TP
Written by Art Baltazar & Franco
Art and cover by Art Baltazar
Discover what life is like for the young heroes of Sidekick Elementary in this new collection featuring TINY TITANS #1-6! Kid-friendly versions of the Teen Titans and their rogues gallery star in this fun, light-hearted, all-ages romp beautifully written and illustrated by Art Baltazar and Franco (Patrick the Wolf Boy)!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 4 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AQUAMAN VOL. 3 TP
Written by Bob Haney and Leo Dorfman
Art by Nick Cardy, Sal Trapani and Pete Costanza
In this new SHOWCASE PRESENTS volume, Aquaman defends his undersea home from villains including Ocean Master, Black Manta and the Scavenger. Collects AQUAMAN #24-39, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #73 and a story from SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #115.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 448 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN FAMILY VOL. 3 TP
Written by Otto Binder, Robert Bernstein and others
Art by Curt Swan, Stan Kaye, Ray Burnley, Kurt Schaffenberger, Wayne Boring, Dick Sprang, John Forte, Creig Flessel and Al Plastino
It’s a revolving door of strange identities in this new volume collecting SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN #35- 44 and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #8-16.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 520 pg, B&W $16.99 US
LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS TP
Written by Hans Rodionoff
Art by Joel Gomez
Cover by Jonathan Wayshack
The carnage continues! Discover what really happened to the Frog Brothers in this collection of LOST BOYS: REIGN OF FROGS #1-4, which bridges the gap between the original The Lost Boys film and its sequel!
Advance-solicited; on sale February 18 • 96 pg, FC, $12.99 US MATURE READERS
DMZ VOL. 6: BLOOD IN THE GAME TP
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Richardo Burchielli
The critically acclaimed series exploring a war-torn New York City continues! Collecting issues #29-34, this volume involves the rise of a possible new leader in the DMZ and what it could mean for Matty Roth, a journalist calling the zone home.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 11 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 7: THE MIST AND PHANTOM OF THE FAIR TP
Written by Matt Wagner & Steve T. Seagle
Art by Guy Davis
Cover by Gavin Wilson & Richard Bruning
The crime-filled, noir world of the ’30s continues! Collecting issues #37-44 of the acclaimed series as the Golden Age Sandman discovers the origin of one of his oldest adversaries and unravels the mystery of a series of brutal murders amid the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
Advance-solicited; on sale February 25 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US • MATURE READERS
V FOR VENDETTA NEW EDITION TP
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by David Lloyd
“Perhaps Moore's most powerful work.”
A new trade paperback edition of the graphic novel that inspired the hit movie! A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.
This new trade paperback edition of the classic series from writer Alan Moore (WATCHMEN, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) and artist David Lloyd (HELLBLAZER) collects the epic miniseries and features the improved production values and coloring from the 2005 hardcover.
On sale December 24 • 296 pg, FC $19.99 US • MATURE READERS