It's that time again, and DC Comics will be releasing their solicitations throughout the day for books releasing November 2014. But first a look at their collected editions being solicited this month, with a couple of surprising returns and new omnibus or absolute editions!
BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA BOOK 1 TP
Written by JIRO KUWATA
Art and cover by JIRO KUWATA
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 352 pg, B&W with spot color, 1 of 3, 5.75” x 8.1875, $14.99 US RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In the 1960s, at the height of the Batman TV series’ popularity, a shonen manga magazine in Japan serialized fifty-three chapters of original comics starring The Dark Knight, all written and illustrated by Managaka Jiro Kuwata. Now, DC Entertainment is proud to publish the complete Batman Manga adventures in English for the first time in three painstakingly restored volumes. The adventure begins when the Dynamic Duo faces the insidious threat of Lord Death Man!
THE NEW 52: FUTURES END VOL. 1 TP
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO, KEITH GIFFEN, DAN JURGENS and JEFF LEMIRE
Art by PATRICK ZIRCHER, JESUS MERINO, DAN JURGENS, AARON LOPRESTI, SCOT EATON and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 416 pg, FC, $39.99 US
Five years from now, the DC Universe is reeling from a war with another Earth, leaving the world unprepared for an approaching evil that threatens to destroy the future. As heroes are turned into mindless villains, the planet as we know it is no more. The only salvation lies in the past, where this future apocalypse must be averted. Can a time-traveling Batman Beyond help a massive cast of the DCU’s finest avert the impending apocalypse in these stories from issues #0-17 of the new weekly series?
BATMAN ETERNAL VOL. 1 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by JASON FABOK, DUSTIN NGUYEN, DEREK FRIDOLFS, ANDY CLARKE, TREVOR McCARTHY, EMANUEL SIMEONI, GUILLEM MARCH, RICCARDO BURCHIELLI, IAN BERTRAM, MIKEL JANIN and others
Cover by JASON FABOK
RETROSOLICIT • On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 448 pg, FC, $39.99 US
In the wake of FOREVER EVIL, the world looks at heroes in a different light, creating tension between Batman and his allies and the Gotham City Police Department. When a gang war breaks out and new villains arise, it’s up to the Dark Knight, Batgirl, and others to turn the tide as best as they can – but will the GCPD be a help or a hindrance? Plus, a fan-favorite character makes her long-awaited DC Comics – The New 52 debut: Stephanie Brown! Don’t miss these stories from BATMAN ETERNAL #1-20!
BATGIRL VOL. 4: WANTED TP
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by DANIEL SAMPERE, FERNANDO PASARIN, DERLIS SANTACRUZ, and others
Cover by ALEX GARNER
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these tales from BATGIRL #20-26 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #23.1: VENTRILOQUIST, Batgirl struggles to continue fighting crime after the death of her brother, James, Jr. With her relationships with both Batman and her father strained, Batgirl must face one of Batman’s most ruthless villains: The Ventriloquist.
GREEN LANTERN: LIGHTS OUT TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI, CHARLES SOULE, VAN JENSEN and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by BILLY TAN, ALESSANDRO VITTI, BERNARD CHANG, BRAD WALKER and others
Cover by SEAN CHEN
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this epic from GREEN LANTERN #24, GL CORPS #24, NEW GUARDIANS #23-24, RED LANTERNS #24, GL ANNUAL #2 and GL #23.1: RELIC, Relic has arrived! The lights of the Lanterns are fading as the emotional spectrum is being drained. It’s up to Hal and the Green Lanterns to rally the Corps if they are going to survive!
NIGHTWING VOL. 5: SETTING SON TP
Written by KYLE HIGGINS
Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND and WILL CONRAD
Cover by EDDY BARROWS
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Nightwing has moved to Chicago, but the ghosts of Gotham City won’t let him be. The Mad Hatter forces Nightwing into an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Marionette – and the sins of Dick’s past will come back to haunt him unless he can make peace with his previous life. Collecting issues #25-30 of the hit series, plus ANNUAL #1!
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 5: THE BIG PICTURE TP
Written by JAMES TYNION IV and WILL PFEIFER
Art by JEREMY HAUN, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, RAFAEL SANDOVAL and others Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Featuring a BATMAN: ZERO YEAR tie-in, this action-packed volume finds the Outlaws in their toughest bind yet. Ra’s al Ghul is back, the Outlaws are being held captive, and Jason Todd has lost his memories. Collects issues #27-31, plus DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #17-18.
THE MOVEMENT VOL. 2: FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE TP
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by FREDDIE WILLIAMS II
Cover by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
It’s the cops and politicians of Coral City against a rag-tag group of young vigilantes known as The Movement in these stories from issues #7-12! But after the team has been taken down, only Vengeance Moth is left to protect the streets from the Graveyard Faction!
LARFLEEZE VOL. 2: THE FACE OF GREED TP
Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS
Art by SCOTT KOLINS
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these stories from issues #6-12, Larfleeze has become the embodiment of a power battery. Having been defeated by his once-undead Corpsmen, Larfleeze is locked away in a dungeon to serve as the remaining Orange Lantern’s power battery. It will take a cosmic miracle for Larfleeze to escape and regain control over his Orange Lanterns.
RED LANTERNS VOL. 5: ATROCITIES TP
Written by CHARLES SOULE and TONY BEDARD
Art by ALESSANDRO VITTI, YILDIRAY CINAR and others
Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 272 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The Reds have a new recruit: Supergirl! But even her power won’t make Guy Gardner’s team unstoppable, and they weren’t counting on the arrival of the Judge! Collects #27 and 29-34, the Red Lanterns half of GREEN LANTERN/RED LANTERNS #28, RED LANTERNS ANNUAL #1 and SUPERGIRL #31.
SUPERMAN – ACTION COMICS VOL. 4: HYBRID TP
Written by ANDY DIGGLE and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL, TYLER KIRKHAM, JESUS MERINO and others
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 200 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Determined to turn Metropolis against the Man of Steel, Lex Luthor unleashes a virus on Metropolis capable of rewriting the DNA of those infected, including Superman. Collecting ACTION COMICS #19-24 plus tales from YOUNG ROMANCE #1 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #2.
WORLDS’ FINEST VOL. 4: FIRST CONTACT TP
Written by PAUL LEVITZ and GREG PAK
Art by R.B. SILVA, SCOTT McDANIEL, JAE LEE and others
Cover by JAE LEE
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Power Girl and Huntress meet Superman and Batman for the first time in these tales from WORLDS’ FINEST #18-22 and BATMAN/SUPERMAN #8-9! How can the teams stop Kaizen Gamorra’s plot to depower Power Girl and unlock the secrets of the Superman of Earth 2?
SWAMP THING VOL. 5: KILLING FIELD TP
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art by ANDREI BRESSAN, JESUS SAIZ, JAVIER PINA and KANO
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Alec Holland learns that the mantle of Avatar evolves over time, and when the Parliament of the Green decides an Avatar’s time is at an end, a new one must be raised. If Alec fails the Seeder’s challenge, the fate of mankind will be sealed and reclaimed by The Green under the control of the Seeder. Collects issues #24-27 and SWAMP THING ANNUAL #2.
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC
Written by GARDNER FOX, JOHN BROOME, GEOFF JOHNS and others
Art by CARMINE INFANTINO, HARRY LAMPERT, SCOTT KOLINS and others
On sale JANUARY 14 • 400 pg, FC, $39.99 US
THE FLASH: A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring the Scarlet Speedster from his seven decades as a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. From the original Flash, Jay Garrick, to his successors Barry Allen and Wally West, the mantle of this beloved hero has made him burst beyond the printed page into a pop culture symbol. This anthology collects stories by legendary writers including Gardner Fox, John Broome and Geoff Johns.
THE AUTHORITY VOL. 2 TP
Written by GRANT MORRISON, MARK MILLAR, TOM PEYER and DOSELLE YOUNG
Art by FRANK QUITELY, CHRIS WESTON, DUSTIN NGUYEN, ARTHUR ADAMS and others
Cover by FRANK QUITELY and TREVOR SCOTT
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 416 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from THE AUTHORITY #13-29, the team faces a mad scientist who wants to influence the 21st century through Jenny Quantum, a previous Doctor who manipulated the Earth itself, and a team modeled on The Authority that was created by the G7 nations.
ABSOLUTE GREEN ARROW BY KEVIN SMITH HC
Written by KEVIN SMITH
Art by PHIL HESTER and ANDE PARKS
Cover by MATT WAGNER
Advance solicit • On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 400 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US
In these tales from issues #1-15, Green Arrow is back from the dead, leading the Dark Knight to investigate his mysterious return, while a silent killer targets costumed vigilantes...
GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS and DAVE GIBBONS
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER, PATRICK GLEASON, DAVE GIBBONS, CARLOS PACHECO, SIMONE BIANCHI, IVAN REIS, DANIEL ACUNA and others
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO and JESUS MERINO
On sale JANUARY 28 • 1,232 pg, FC, $125.00 US
The legendary GREEN LANTERN run written by Geoff Johns is collected in the first of a series of Omnibus hardcovers! Witness the rebirth of the Corps. Collects GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH #1-6, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: RECHARGE #1-5, GREEN LANTERN #1-25, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-18, TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: SUPERMAN PRIME #1, GREEN LANTERN CORPS SINESTRO SPECIAL #1, GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES 2005 #1 and GREEN LANTERN/SINESTRO CORPS SECRET FILES #1.
DIVINE RIGHT: THE ADVENTURES OF MAX FARADAY TP
Written by JIM LEE and SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, CARLOS D’ANDA and others
Cover by JIM LEE and RICHARD FRIEND
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 392 pg, FC, • $24.99 US
Max Faraday was an ordinary college student who spent all his time on the Internet – until the day he accidentally downloaded the Creation Equation. Suddenly able to access the limitless powers of the universe itself, this pizza delivery boy found himself the target of a secret government agency! Now, aided by a band of warriors sworn to protect the formula, Max, his sister, and his best friend must stay one step ahead of the deadly assassins and horrific demons that are hunting them down. But when his actions begin to wreak havoc across the globe, Max turns from messiah to megalomaniac. Collects DIVINE RIGHT #1-12, the DIVINE RIGHT PREVIEW, DIVINE RIGHT #1/2, DIVINE INTERVENTION: WILDC.A.T.S #1 and DIVINE INTERVENTION: GEN13 #1.
BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 3 TP
Written by PAUL JENKINS, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, PETER MILLIGAN and others
Art by OMAR FRANCIA, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE, RICCARDO BURCHIELLI and others
Cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
On sale DECEMBER 10 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
These stories from issues #11-13 and 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1 explore Batman’s relationship with Alfred during his early years as a crimefighter, his methods of dealing with super-powered foes and more.
NIGHTWING VOL. 1: BLUDHAVEN TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL and CHUCK DIXON
Art by GREG LAND, SCOTT McDANIEL, KARL STORY and others
Cover by SCOTT McDANIEL
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Nightwing flies solo in these 1990s stories from his 4-issue miniseries and issues #1-8 of his solo series! To kick things off, Nightwing uncovers new facts about the murder of his parents that suggests there was far more to their deaths than he ever suspected. But shadowy forces have reasons to keep the truth buried!
MARSHAL LAW TP
Written by PAT MILLS
Art and cover by KEVIN O’NEILL
On sale DECEMBER 3 • 480 pg, FC, $29.99 US • MATURE READERS
MARSHAL LAW is back! This futuristic law official is charged with policing super heroes gone rogue by any means necessary, all while fighting his own self-hatred for being the thing he hates most: a super hero. Featuring art by Kevin O’Neill, illustrator of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, the centerpiece of this massive paperback is the six-part tale in which Marshal Law hunts down the Sleepman, a serial killer who is connected to the popular hero known as The Public Spirit. Collects MARSHAL LAW #1-6, MARSHAL LAW: FEAR AND LOATHING, MARSHAL LAW TAKES MANHATTAN, MARSHAL LAW: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND and MARSHAL LAW: THE HATEFUL DEAD, MARSHAL LAW: SUPER BABYLON and MARSHAL LAW: SECRET TRIBUNAL #1-2.
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 5 TP
Written by CARY BATES, JIM SHOOTER and PAUL LEVITZ
Art by DAVE COCKRUM, MIKE GRELL and others
Cover by NICK CARDY
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 520 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
These 1970s stories reestablished the Legion’s popularity and introduced new heroes Timber Wolf, Karate Kid and Wildfire. Collects SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #193, 195, 197-220 and KARATE KID #1.
Written by HOWARD CHAYIN
Art and cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
On sale DECEMBER 24 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
DC’s science fiction heroes star in this title collecting the 3-issue 1990 miniseries! TWILIGHT tells the story of how one of the Star Rovers became a living god when caught in an explosion with a race of immortal creatures called Methuseloids. It’s up to renegade hero Tommy Tomorrow to stop his former ally – but he ends up absorbing Sorensen’s power and becoming an all-powerful tyrant himself!
SUPERMAN/BATMAN VOL. 2 TP
Written by JEPH LOEB, SAM LOEB and others
Art by CARLOS PACHECO, ED McGUINNESS and others
Cover by ED McGUINNESS and DEXTER VINES
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 336 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Batman and Superman rule the Earth, and humanity must choose: obey or die! But will a team of unlikely freedom fighters save the world or destroy it? Also, the World’s Finest heroes take on a squad of revenge-seeking heroes on the hunt for the murderer of one of their teammates – and their top suspects are Batman and Superman. Collects SUPERMAN/BATMAN issues #14-26.
THE SPECTRE VOL. 2: THE WRATH OF GOD TP
Written by JOHN OSTRANDER
Art by TOM MANDRAKE, JOE PHILLIPS, JIM APARO, KELLEY JONES and JOHN RIDGWAY
Cover by TIMOTHY TRUMAN
On sale DECEMBER 17 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these stories from issues #13-22, The Spectre witnesses genocide on a global scale, leading him to sit in judgment on humanity. Plus: Professor Nicodemus Hazzard gains control of The Spectre with the Spear of Destiny! Guest-starring John Constantine, Superman and more!