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February 2009 Collected Editions Solicits
MONTHLY COMICS OF NOTE
ADVENTURE COMICS #0
Written by Otto Binder
Art by Al Plastino
Cover by Aaron Lopresti
One of the cornerstone stories of the DCU is reprinted in this special issue priced at just $1.00 featuring an important “Origins and Omens” backup tale! To celebrate the upcoming ADVENTURE COMICS #1, we’re reprinting a Silver Age classic from the title’s prior volume — ADVENTURE COMICS #247, the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes! Witness Superboy’s first encounter with three super-powered teens from the 30th Century – Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl! Featuring a new cover by Aaron Lopresti that’s an homage to the original!
On sale February 4 • 32 pg, FC, $1.00 US
BATMAN: THE HEART OF HUSH HC
Written by Paul Dini
Art by Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs
Cover by Dustin Nguyen
Secrets shared years ago between Bruce Wayne and Tommy Elliott — a.k.a. Hush — come to light with dangerous consequences in the present! Guest-starring Catwoman, this new hardcover ties directly into the “Batman R.I.P.” event and collects DETECTIVE COMICS #846-850. As Batman finds himself barely capable of handling the diabolical threat of the Black Glove, Hush attacks Bruce Wayne in his personal life by setting his sights on Bruce’s ex-lover: Catwoman!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 1 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: BATMAN — THE ANNUALS HC
Written by Bill Finger, Edmond Hamilton and others
Art by Lew Sayre Schwartz, Dick Sprang and others
Composite cover by Curt Swan and others
Some of the greatest Batman tales ever are collected in this new hardcover! Reprinting the classic BATMAN ANNUALs #1-3 from 1961 and 1962, this can’t-miss collection reveals the secrets of the Batcave, the Bat-Signal and more!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 22 • 256 pg, FC, $39.99 US
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART III HC
Written by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Peter Tomasi
Art by Alex Ross, Dale Eaglesham, Fernando Pasarin and Nathan Massengill
Cover by Alex Ross
Collecting JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #19-22, and the JUSTICE SOCIETY: KINGDOM COME Specials MAGOG, SUPERMAN and THE KINGDOM! Picking up where PART II left off, the Justice Society begins to dissolve as Gog vows to bring peace to Earth in a way that frightens some and thrills others. Torn between Gog's desire to help the world and the moral cost it comes with, it's old guard vs. the new as the line that was drawn is crossed.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 15 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US
ABSOLUTE SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW HC
Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Cover by Jim Lee
From Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Jim Lee and Scott Williams (BATMAN: HUSH) comes this oversized, slipcased volume collecting the entire 12-issue "For Tomorrow" epic originally presented in SUPERMAN #204-215! A cataclysmic event has struck the Earth. Millions of people have vanished without a trace. No one is left unaffected — not even Superman! Now, the Man of Steel must face the mystery of how millions of people vanished without a trace, only to find that he may be responsible. But the solution leads to a royal rumble with Wonder Woman! And after a battle with the deadly Equus, Superman comes face-to-face with the villain who has been responsible for turning his life upside-down!
Featuring an introduction by Azzarello, an afterward and sketch section by Lee and a newly illustrated 2-page origin of Superman by Lee & Williams!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29 • 340 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $75.00 US
SUPERMAN: THE COMING OF ATLAS HC
Written by James Robinson and Jack Kirby
Art by Renado Guedes, Jack Kirby, Jose Wilson Magalhaes and D. Bruce Berry
Cover by Alex Ross
Titans clash in this first hardcover collection of SUPERMAN tales from fan-favorite writer James Robinson (STARMAN)!
Featuring SUPERMAN #677-680, this is the battle to end all others as Superman faces off with Atlas, lost god of myth. And when Atlas stakes a claim on Metropolis, it’s up to Superman and Krypto to take Atlas down.
As a bonus, this collection also includes FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #1, the 1975 tale by Jack “King” Kirby that introduced Atlas!
Advance-solicited; on sale April 8 • 128 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Written by Paul Pope
Art and cover by Paul Pope
The edgy, groundbreaking epic from visionary Eisner Award winning creator Paul Pope is now available in hardcover! Collecting all five issues of the hard-hitting miniseries that takes a peek inside a cyberpunk vision of the year 2038 through the lives of six different people, this new volume includes a host of sketches, designs and other never-before-scene material from Pope.
Advance solicited; on sale April 15 • 256 pg, B&W, $39.99 US
THE BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 7 TP
Written by Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Jack Schiff and Joseph Greene
Art by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, Jack Burnley and others
The chronological reprinting of every Batman story continues with this new set of tales from the 1940s in which Batman and Robin meet Two- Face for the first time! Collecting BATMAN #12-13, plus stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #66-70 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #7.
90 Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 192 pg, FC, $14.99 US
BATMAN: HAUNTED GOTHAM TP
Written by Doug Moench
Art by Kelley Jones, John Beatty & Jason Moore
The team behind the popular BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BLOODSTORM and CRIMSON MIST reunited in 2000 for the 4-issue miniseries HAUNTED GOTHAM, collected here for the first time. Cut off from the rest of the world, Bruce Wayne must prevail against a nightmare army of demonic villains, led by a patchwork Joker.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
CATWOMAN: THE LONG ROAD HOME TP
Written by Will Pfeifer
Art by David Lopez & Alvaro Lopez
Cover by Adam Hughes
Selina Kyle is back from the Hell Planet of SALVATION RUN — and she’s ready to get back into action in this volume collecting CATWOMAN #78-82, the final issues of the series. But to reclaim her place in Gotham City, Catwoman will have to declare war on the city’s underworld.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC , $17.99 US
CHECKMATE: CHIMERA TP
Written by Bruce Jones
Art and cover by Manuel Garcia
CHECKMATE #26-31 are collected in this final CHECKMATE volume. Once a human soldier, Chimera may be the only thing standing between civilization and total anarchy. But can Checkmate control him?
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99 US
SHAZAM!: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL TP
Written by Jeff Smith
Art and cover by Jeff Smith
“Remarkable . . . a comic book that can be savored and admired by everyone from kids to the most sophisticated graphic novel devotee.” — Entertainment Weekly Jeff Smith, the award-winning creator of BONE, tells the story of young orphan Billy Batson who finds himself transformed into the World's Mightiest Mortal whenever he says the magic word "Shazam!" In this new trade paperback edition collecting the cclaimed 4-issue miniseries at DC’s standard trim size, Billy must use these extraordinary abilities to face an invasion of alien creatures as well as stop mad scientist Dr. Sivana and his Monster Society of Evil from taking over the world!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 1 TP
Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Art by Kevin Maguire, Terry Austin & Al Gordon
Collecting the classic JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6 and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #7! Can an unlikely new Justice League lineup work as a unit to stop terrorists at the U.N., the Royal Flush Gang, and other threats — or will they succumb to squabbling and bad jokes?
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 192 pg, FC, $17.99 US
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: ENEMIES AMONG US TP
Written by Mark Verheiden
Art by Ethan Van Sciver, Matthew Clark, Andy Lanning, Marlo Alquiza and Joe Benitez
Don’t miss this explosive new trade paperback volume collecting SUPERMAN/BATMAN #28-33! The JLA's Martian Manhunter attacks Batman! The villainous Parasite and Titano return! Superman's allegiances will be tested in this story involving the Green Lantern Corps and more!
94 Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 160 pg, FC, $12.99 US
TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT: CYBORG TP
Written by Mark Sable
Art by Ken Lashley, Carlos Magno and Jonathan Glapion
The 6-issue DC SPECIAL: CYBORG miniseries is collected in this new trade paperback spinning out of TEEN TITANS. Vic Stone has a new foe — one who was a friend, and has been turned into a killing machine by the mysterious Mr. Orr!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 18 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bruce Jones
Art by Al Barrionuevo & Jimmy Palmiotti
Cover by Neal Adams
It’s a time-warped tale for the ages as warriors throughout the history of the DCU find themselves trapped on a dangerous, dinosaur-infested island. How did characters like G.I. Robot, Enemy Ace and Firehair wind up here – and for what nefarious reason? Find out in this collection featuring issues #1-6 of the 12-part miniseries event!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 144 pg, FC, $17.99
SUPER FRIENDS: FOR JUSTICE! TP
Written by Sholly Fisch
Art by Dario Brizuela, Joe Staton, Stewart McKay, Horacio Ottolini, Phil Moy and Mike DeCarlo
Cover by J. Bone
Storires from the first seven SUPER FRIENDS issues unite in a new collection of stories inspired by the red-hot line of action figures from Mattel! Filled with exciting, all-ages adventure, this volume features the Justice League facing some of their greatest foes, including Amazo and Gorilla Grodd!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: AMBUSH BUG VOL. 1 TP
Written by Keith Giffen, Robert Loren Fleming, Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz
Art by Keith Giffen, Robert Oksner, Carmine Infantino, and others
Collecting DC COMICS PRESENTS #52, 59 and 81, SUPERGÎRL #16 (1984), stories from SECRET ORIGINS #48, ACTION COMICS #560, 563 and 565, AMBUSH BUG #1-4, SON OF AMBUSH BUG #1-6, AMBUSH BUG STOCKING STUFFER #1 and AMBUSH BUG NOTHING SPECIAL #1 — whew!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 480 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 4 TP
Written by Gardner Fox and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Sid Greene, George Roussos and Joe Giella
Cover by Neal Adams
The JLA continues to fight evil in this new bargain-priced volume collection JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #61-83. These epic tales feature the JLA debuts of the Red Tornado and Black Canary, plus the annual adventure with the Justice Society of America!
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 544 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
SECRET HISTORY OF THE AUTHORITY: HAWKSMOOR TP
Written by Mike Costa
Art by Fiona Staples
Cover by Cully Hamner
Collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries, this is the story of The Authority’s urban hero Jack Hawksmoor before he joined the team. While preventing a massive robot attack on the Golden Gate Bridge, Hawksmoor gets unexpected assistance from a mysterious woman, then stumbles upon a locked-room murder mystery.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 25 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
JACK OF FABLES VOL. 5: TURNING PAGES TP
Written by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges
Art by Tony Akins, Russ Braun & Andrew Pepoy
Cover by Brian Bolland
Get ready for Jack’s adventures out West, as Smiling Jack Candle crosses paths with a grim sheriff from back East who carries no gun. Collecting issues #22-27 of the series Publishers Weekly says “any sophisticated comics fan will enjoy.”
Advance-solicited; on sale March 4 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US MATURE READERS
TRANSMETROPOLITAN VOL. 1: BACK ON THE STREET TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Darick Robertson, Jerome K. Moore, Keith Aiken, Ray Kryssing, Dick Giordano, Kim DeMulder and Rodney Ramos
DC’s new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings.
In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients — humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don’t miss Spider’s first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.
Advance-solicited; on sale March 11 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US • MATURE READERS