DC Comics has let comic book retailers know that the following three collections have had their orders cancelled but, like the DC War Giant #1 and Teen Titans Go Giant #2 orders we mentioned yesterday, promises to resolicit them at a later date.
That’s Aquaman: The Silver Age Omnibus Hardcover, Legends Of The Dark Knight: Steve Englehart Hardcover and Super Friends: Saturday Morning Comics Vol 1 Hardcover.
Here’s what would have been… and may well be again sometime soon.
Aquaman: The Silver Age Omnibus Hardcover
The 1950s and early 1960s adventures of Aquaman are collected for the very first time. Like many DC heroes, Aquaman had a resurgence in the late 1950s with the introduction of new allies and new story elements. Now these tales from the dawn of the Silver Age of comics are collected for the very first time. In these undersea adventures, Aquaman meets an invading force of alien amphibians, discovers an island that is in fact a spaceship, attends the Underwater Olympics, helps a sea captain overcome an ancient curse and much more. Collects SHOWCASE #30-33, AQUAMAN #1-18, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #51, and the Aquaman adventures from ADVENTURE COMICS #260-280, #282 and #284, DETECTIVE COMICS #293-300, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #125-133, #135, #137 and #139, SUPERMAN #138 and #148, ACTION COMICS #272, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #55, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12, 29-31.
Legends Of The Dark Knight: Steve Englehart Hardcover
Some of the most memorable Batman stories of all time, written by Steve Englehart, are collected in a single hardcover volume for the first time. In 1977 comics writer Steve Englehart left Marvel Comics following acclaimed runs on titles like The Avengers, Captain America and Doctor Strange, and came to DC to write the adventures of Batman in the pages of Detective Comics. Together with rising-star artist Marshall Rogers, Englehart crafted a dark, moody run of stories in which Batman faces his own lonely existence while struggling against one of his earliest foes, Dr. Hugo Strange. This run also includes the renowned “Joker Fish” storyline in which the Clown Prince of Crime comes up with his most off-the-wall scheme ever, along with a 2006 miniseries in which The Joker runs for office with the slogan “Vote for me or I’ll kill you!” This volume collects Detective Comics #439, #469-476; Batman #311; Legends of the Dark Knight #109-111; Batman Chronicles #19; Legends of the DC Universe #26-27; and Dark Detective #1-6
Super Friends: Saturday Morning Comics Vol 1 Hardcover
Inspired by the hit animated TV series, these 1970s tales are collected in a new volume of stories starring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League of America. From the Hall of Justice come these tales of the Justice League of America, inspired by their hit 1970s animated TV series. In these 1970s tales, the entire Justice League of America assembles to battle evil in the form of Queen Hippolyte, the Riddler, the Ocean Monster and many more. These tales are written by DC editor and historian E. Nelson Bridwell with art by classic DC artist Ramona Fradon, best known for her work on AQUAMAN and METAMORPHO. Collects Super Friends #1-26, Aquateers Meet the Super Friends #1 and Limited Collectors’ Edition #C41.