We mentioned a couple of Grant Morrison Omnibuses coming from DC in 2018, and a reissue of Infinite Crisis Omnibus and Frank Miller‘s Ronin getting new editions. But there’s more besides. Here’s a few of note beyond the expected reprints.
Batman ’66 Omnibus
Jeff Parker, Mike Allred
14 August 2018, Hardcover, $99.99 928 pages
ZOUNDS! THE QUESTIONS ABOUND FOR BATMAN!
WHO is to blame for raising Solomon Grundy from a Gotham cemetery, or forming a mega-malleable monstrosity like Clayface?
WHAT latest emerald enchantment allows Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, to control the minds of men—not to mention Robin, the Boy Wonder?
WHERE will the Dynamic Duo find Poison Ivy as she plants her sinister seeds of sedition? Hopefully not inside the maw of her topiary terror, the Jupiter Flytrap!
WHEN will the Joker-inspired villainess known as the Harlequin unleash her master plan of mayhem on Gotham? Could it happen before temp employee Barbara Gordon assists the city’s top ad agency in improving the image of its newest clients, including the Penguin?!
HOW will Batman, Robin and Batgirl wrestle with the back-breaking brutality of the lethal luchador Bane, or his managerial prince of puzzles, the Riddler?
All will be revealed in BATMAN ’66 Omnibus, of all-new adventures inspired by the classic Batman television series, these Bat-tastic battles of heroism are inscribed by Jeff Parker, Ray Fawkes, Gabe Soria and Lee Allred and artistically articulated by Brent Schoonover, Giancarlo Caracuzzo, Jon Bogdanove, Jesse Hamm, Lukas Ketner, Ty Templeton, Scott Kowalchuk, Dean Haspiel and Michael Allred!
Back to the Swingin’ ’60s, DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV series in comics form. This captivating collection of Batman ’66 will bring readers back to the 1960s, when Adam West was Batman.
New Teen Titans Vol. 3 Omnibus New Edition
Marv Wolfman, George Perez (Illustrated by)
31 July 2018 $99.99 720 pages
The top-selling 1980s adventures of the New Teen Titans continue in this third massive collection from the acclaimed team of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez.
In this new edition of the third collection of the hit 1980s series from the acclaimed team of writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez, the Teen Titans—sidekicks of DC’s greatest heroes, including Nightwing, Wonder Girl, Aqualad and more—battle the villainy of H.I.V.E., face the evil Dr. Light, witness the trial of Deathstroke and try to rescue the dark hero known as Raven from her own father, Trigon.
Collects TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #42-58, NEW TEEN TITANS #1-9.
The Flash: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 3
24 July 2018 $99.99 800 pages
DC collects the earliest stories of the modern Flash from the 1960s for the first time in hardcover format.
Well and truly established in Central City, the Flash patrols the streets at speeds faster than the human eye can see. He protects the citizens from the super-villains Abra Kadabra, Captain Cold, Mirror Master, the Pied Piper, Heat Wave, Trickster, Weather Wizard, Captain Boomerang, the Shade and the Breakaway Bandit. Also included in this collection: the first appearance of the Reverse-Flash, Eobard Thawne, and the first appearance of Kid Flash’s unique costume.
In this collection, Professor Zoom changes places and identities with the Flash on the eve of Barry Allen’s wedding to Iris West. Just when the Flash thinks eveything is back to normal, he sprains his ankle badly during a rescue attempt and is placed on crutches, after which he encounters Captain Cold and Heat Wave. Will the Flash be able to mend in time to save the city? Find out in THE FLASH: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL 3.
Collects THE FLASH #164-#199.
Impulse by Mark Waid & Humberto Ramos Omnibus
07 August 2018 $99.99 768 pages
The creative team of Eisner Award-winning writer Mark Waid and critically acclaimed illustrator Humberto Ramos see their incredible run on the Flash’s grandson, Impulse, collected into a massive 768-page omnibus for the first time ever!
The teenage grandson of the Flash, Impulse was born and raised in a “video game” virtual environment in the 30th century. But when the rash teenager was transported back to the 20th century, his entire life changed. This humorous book presents Impulse’s earliest adventures in rural Alabama under the tutelage of elder speedster Max Mercury. Oblivious to the concept of actions having consequences, the reckless youth must come to terms with both his incredible powers and the absurd situations that their use can result in, all the while trying to cope with the innate insanity of high school.
This oversize hardcover features these popular stories from the ’90s in one edition. Collects IMPULSE #1-27, THE FLASH #108-111 and SECRET ORIGINS 80-PAGE GIANT #1.
Batman: The Brave & the Bold: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2
Bob Haney, Jim Aparo (Illustrated by)
04 September 2018
Batman battles evil side-by-side with the greatest heroes of the DC Universe in these classic tales from the 1970s, now collected in a giant-size omnibus hardcover for the first time ever!
Throughout the 1970s, Batman fought evil side-by-side with DC Comics’ greatest—and, occasionally, strangest—superheroes. Guest-starring Wonder Woman, the Joker, Aquaman, the Atom, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing and many others, this title features gritty artwork by Jim Aparo and fun, fast-paced stories written by Bob Haney, which are collected in a single, massive hardcover for the first time. This second volume includes a meta story in which writer Bob Haney and artist Jim Aparo assist Batman and Sgt. Rock in their battle against evil.
Collects THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #110-156.
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2
26 June 2018 $75.00 680 pages
The early adventures of the 30th-century team of super-teens, the Legion of Super-Heroes, are collected in a new hardcover edition.
This second omnibus hardcover collecting the Legion of Super-Heroes from the mid-1960s features the tales that established this futuristic super-team as one of the most enduring and appealing in comics.
These stories begin as the Legion runs into trouble when it rejects a new applicant: Bizarro-Superboy, the comically imperfect duplicate of the Teen of Steel. The team also faces the menaces of Lightning Lord, the Time Trapper, Computo and more! Also, two of the Legion’s founders, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, get married, and the team must escape the Super Stalag of Space.
Collects ADVENTURE COMICS #329-360 and SUPERBOY #124-125.
And other items of note…
New Gods by Jack Kirby
Jack Kirby, Jack Kirby (Illustrated by)
04 September 2018
$29.99 , $39.99
NEW GODS, the cornerstone of Jack Kirby’s early 1970s “Fourth World” line of comics, is collected in its entirety in a single trade paperback.
In 1971, following his move from Marvel Comics to DC, writer/artist Jack Kirby unleashed the “Fourth World” comics—four interconnected series. The centerpiece of these titles was NEW GODS, which introduced the warring worlds of Apokolips, ruled by the dread Darkseid, and New Genesis, led by the philosophical Highfather. A sprawling cast of characters was led by Orion, son of Darkseid, raised on New Genesis as a savage warrior on a world of peace. And while Darkseid scoured the Earth in search of the deadly Anti-Life Equation, Orion battled his minions Kalibak, Canto and others, with the help of his New Genesis allies Lightray, Metron and others.
Collects NEW GODS #1-11, plus the 48-page story “Even Gods Must Die,” written and illustrated by Kirby in 1984, and the original 1985 graphic novel by Kirby, THE HUNGER DOGS, which was designed to be a bookend to the entire “Fourth World” epic.
DC Bombshells: The Deluxe Edition Book One
Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Sauvage 04 September 2018 Hardcover $39.99 216 pages
The incredibly popular DC Collectibles line is brought to life in these stories that reimagine the course of history. The first two paperback volumes are collected here in hardcover for the first time!
As Word War II rages across Europe, the Allied forces issue a call to arms for the greatest heroines the world has ever known: THE BOMBSHELLS!
KATE KANE, the all-American Batwoman; DIANA OF THEMYSCIRA, warrior princess of the Amazons; KARA STARIKOV and KORTNI DUGINOVNA, defenders of Mother Russia; and MERA, royal daughter of the legendary Atlantis! With aid from their allies at home and abroad, these mighty women will turn the tide of war and defend those inviolable rights of Truth, Justice and Freedom.
From writer Marguerite Bennett (BATGIRL, EARTH 2: WORLD’S END) and featuring artists including Marguerite Sauvage (HINTERKIND), Laura Braga (Witchblade), Bilquis Evely (Doc Savage), Mirka Andolfo (Chaos) and Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER) comes DC BOMBSHELLS: THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE.
Collects DC COMICS: BOMBSHELLS VOL. 1-2.
Absolute Authority Vol. 2 (New Edition)
Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch 31 July 2018 Hardcover $75 504 pages
Now back in print after several years is the Absolute Edition of Warren Ellis’ critically acclaimed, groundbreaking series, THE AUTHORITY!
DC Comics proudly presents a massive slipcased hardcover featuring writer and co-creator Warren Ellis and artist Bryan Hitch’s now-classic stories of THE AUTHORITY. This volume includes classic WildStorm imprint characters Apollo, Midnighter, Grifter, Deathblow, Swift, Jack Hawksmoor and more, with the first appearance of the Americans and the G7 Authority!
The Authority travel to space! After they obtain the Carrier (a ship capable of moving through the Bleed, the red space which separates alternate universes in the Wildstorm/DC multiverse), but before they can settle in comfortably, a new threat arises. Having tired of the Authority for interfering with Earth’s affairs, as well as for reasons of self-interest, the G7 nations (the United States of America, Canada, France, Britain, Japan, Germany and Italy) establish a new Authority, with each member representing one of their respective nations and under their orders. In removing the current Authority, the United States has Seth Cowie incapacitate each member of the Authority, causing the Carrier to crash into Antarctica, allowing the G7 Authority to commandeer the interdimensional vehicle.
Will the Authority be able to regain control, or is this new Authority team too powerful?
Collects AUTHORITY #13-29, AUTHORITY ANNUAL 2000 #1, WILDSTORM SUMMER SPECIAL #1.
Batman Arkham: Penguin
04 September 2018 Trade Paperback $19.99 240 pages
The greatest stories from one of Batman’s most fearsome and notorious foes are collected into one graphic novel anthology in BATMAN ARKHAM: PENGUIN.
One of the Dark Knight’s oldest enemies, the Penguin was first introduced just two years after the Dark Knight himself swooped into the comics landscape. As a Gotham City mobster, the Penguin fancies himself a “gentleman of crime” and often wears a top hat and tuxedo. BATMAN ARKHAM: PENGUIN collects some of the villain’s greatest stories, including his first appearance, by some of the industry’s greatest creators!
Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #58, #610-611 & #824; BATMAN #155, #374 & BATMAN #548-549; BATMAN: PENGUIN TRIUMPHANT #1; JOKER’S ASYLUM: PENGUIN
Legion of Super-Heroes: The Silver Age Vol. 1
28 August 2018 Trade Paperback $24.99 328 pages
The early adventures of the 30th-century team of super-teens, the Legion of Super-Heroes, are collected in a new trade paperback.
The original tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes from the late 1950s are collected in a new, affordable trade paperback edition. The stories introduced the Legion, from its original incarnation as a trio of heroes from the 30th century to the sprawling team of teens from a multitude of planets, all led by Superboy. Along the way, the team faces the escaped Kryptonian villains of the Phantom Zone and adds new heroes—some of whom may not be dedicated to the cause of justice!
Collects ADVENTURE COMICS #247, #267, #282, #290, #293 and #300-310, ACTION COMICS #267, #276, #287 and #289, SUPERBOY #86, #89 and #98, and SUPERMAN #147.
Flash Rogues: Captain Cold
28 August 2018 Trade Paperback $16.99 160 pages
An exciting collection of battles between DC’s the Flash and the classic villain Captain Cold!
Captain Cold is the leader of the Rogues, a loose criminal association of the Scarlet Speedster’s most infamous foes. He also has served as a bitter enemy to the Silver Age Flash, Barry Allen, both enemy and grudging friend to the third Flash Wally West. With a long history, DC has collected the best moments and battles between the Flash and Captain Cold in this anthology graphic novel FLASH ROGUES: CAPTAIN COLD.
Collects SHOWCASE #8; THE FLASH #150, #297, THE FLASH #28 & #182, FLASHPOINT: CITIZEN COLD #1, THE FLASH #6 and THE FLASH #17.
Tales of the Batman: Gerry Conway Vol. 2
28 August 2018 Hardcover $49.99 472 pages
From critically acclaimed comics writer Gerry Conway, these classic tales showcase one of the greatest talents ever to write for the Caped Crusader in TALES OF THE BATMAN: GERRY CONWAY VOL. 2.
From the time his first story was published in 1969, Gerry Conway became one of the most prolific and highly regarded comics writers of the era. He wrote for nearly every character being published at the time, and his original creations—including Firestorm, Steel and Vixen—changed comics history forever. Conway’s work had a profound affect on the legacy of Batman, with his creations Killer Croc and Jason Todd becoming mainstays in the legend of the Dark Knight. Now collected for the first time are these classic Batman stories in special DC hardcover in TALES OF THE BATMAN: GERRY CONWAY VOL. 2.
Batman tries to uncover the true identity of the villainous Snowman terrorizing Gotham City. The city doesn’t rest as the Wayne Manor is rumored to be haunted, and when the GCPD investigates against Bruce Wayne’s wishes, they find none other than Man-Bat! Tune in as Batman faces classic villains and continues to be the World’s Greatest Detective.
Collects BATMAN #337-346 & #348; WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #270; DETECTIVE COMICS #505-513.
Batman: The Caped Crusader Vol. 1
Jim Starlin 14 August 2018 Trade Paperback $29.99 320 pages
A new collection featuring the legendary 1980s Batman epics “Ten Nights of the Beast” and “A Death in the Family”, never before collected!
This new collection of 1980s Batman tales includes the legendary story “A Death in the Family,” in which the Joker ends up killing the secon Robin, Jason Todd. It all begins with the story “Ten Nights of the Beast,” which introduced the deadly post-Soviet villain known as the KGBeast. Following that, a series of stories concerning organized crime in the streets of Gotham City leads into “A Death in the Family,” in which Robin follows a trail to find his birth mother, who is in cahoots with the Joker.
Collects BATMAN #417-430 and BATMAN ANNUAL #12.
Aquaman by Peter David Book Two
14 August 2018
Peter David’s groundbreaking run as writer of the King of Atlantis is finally re-collected here in AQUAMAN BY PETER DAVID BOOK TWO!
Since his dramatic debut in the 1940s, Aquaman has gone from admired hero to legendary icon. Able to breathe in air and water, the King of the Seven Seas has fought villainy from the deepest depths of the oceans to the outer limits of the galaxy.
An assassin named Deadline has been hired to kill Aquaman. Meanwhile Aquaman, Dolphin and Koryak approach Poseidonis and see that it’s now on a tilt. To make matters worse, Aquaman’s hook has been melted from his recent battles and he must go to S.T.A.R. (Science and Technology Advanced Research) labs in Metropolis to get a replacement. Will Aquaman be able to replace his hook in time to save the city of Poseidonis and avoid the hit that’s been put out on him? Find out in AQUAMAN BY PETER DAVID BOOK TWO.
This volume collects AQUAMAN ANNUAL #1, AQUAMAN #9-20.
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