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April 2017 Solicitations - DC
The DC Solicitations for April came out this week. Here's a copy and paste job of the books I'm looking forward to. There's a ton of cool stuff, both new and deep catalog.
DOOM PATROL VOL. 1: BRICK BY BRICK TP
Written by GERARD WAY
Art by NICK DERINGTON
Cover by NICK DERINGTON and GERARD WAY
A blenderized reimagining of the ultimate series of the strange, DOOM PATROL combines elements from classic runs, new directions and things that could not be. Our entry point is Casey Brinke, a young E.M.T. on the graveyard shift to abstract enlightenment, with a past so odd that she’s not entirely sure what is real and what is not. Along with her partner, Sam Reynolds, the pair blaze a path through the city and its denizens, finding the only quiet that exists at 3 a.m. is the chaos of the brain. When the pair answer a hit-and-run call, they find themselves face to face with a familiar figure: Cliff Steele, a.k.a. Robotman. This first DOOM PATROL trade paperback collects issues #1-6.
On sale MAY 31 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US • MATURE READERS
BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 2 – THE VICTIM SYNDICATE TP
Written by JAMES TYNION IV and MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by EDDY BARROWS, ALVARO MARTINEZ, BEN OLIVER and others
Cover by JASON FABOK
In these tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #943-949, innocent victims maimed or broken by Batman’s greatest enemies band together, and they blame Batman and his fellow crime-fighters for what happened to them just as much as they blame the psychopaths who hurt them. Batman and his newly trained allies must take on these troubled souls, but one of Batman’s teammates can’t help thinking they might have a point...
On sale MAY 10 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
SUPERGIRL VOL. 1: REIGN OF THE CYBORG SUPERMEN TP
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by BRIAN CHING and EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Supergirl moves to National City! As Kara Danvers, high school student, Supergirl must balance her life as a superhero with her new life on Earth. But some demons from her Kryptonian past are coming back to haunt her, and Kara will find herself face to face with her father, the sinister Cyborg Superman! Collects SUPERGIRL: REBIRTH #1 and SUPERGIRL #1-6.
On sale MAY 17 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
SUPERWOMAN VOL. 1: WHO KILLED SUPERWOMAN? TP
Written by PHIL JIMENEZ • Art by PHIL JIMENEZ, MATT SANTORELLI, JACK HERBERT, EMANUELA LUPACCHINO and RAY MCCARTHY • Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Imbued with the powers of Superman, Lois Lane and Lana Lang pledge to use their powers to protect Metropolis as Superwomen! The only problem is their new powers are killing them, and neither one knows how to stop it. Can they survive long enough to uncover the deadly secret of their new foe, Ultra-Woman? Collects SUPERWOMAN #1-7.
On sale MAY 3 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
WONDER WOMAN VOL. 2: YEAR ONE TP
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art by NICOLA SCOTT and BILQUIS EVELY
Cover by NICOLA SCOTT
The team of writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own...one who is willing to sacrifice her home among her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story! Collects WONDER WOMAN #2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.
On sale MAY 3 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
ADAM STRANGE: THE SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by GARDNER FOX, EDMOND HAMILTON and JACK SCHIFF
Art by MIKE SEKOWSKY, CARMINE INFANTINO, MURPHY ANDERSON and others
Cover by MICHAEL CHO
The Silver Age adventures of Adam Strange are collected in one giant omnibus! After being mysteriously teleported to the distant world of Rann, Adam Strange’s life changed forever as he went from being an archaeologist to a cosmic hero. In these stories, Adam and his new ally, Alanna, defend Rann against alien invaders, giant monsters, mad scientists, out-of-control robots and more! This new title collects SHOWCASE #17-19 and 101-103, MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-100 and 102, STRANGE ADVENTURES #157, 222, 226, HAWKMAN #18-19 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #262-263.
On sale JULY 19 • 944 pg, FC, $99.99 US
BATMAN: NEW GOTHAM VOL. 1 TP
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art by SHAWN MARTINBROUGH, JOHN WATKISS, WILL ROSADO, PHIL HESTER and others
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
It’s a new dawn for Gotham City after the events of “No Man’s Land.” Now, Batman’s longtime nemesis Ra’s al Ghul has returned with a deadly plan that will devastate the city and the entire world! Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #742-753.
On sale MAY 24 • 336 pg, FC, $29.99 US
BATMAN: ZERO HOUR TP
Written by DOUG MOENCH, ALAN GRANT, CHUCK DIXON, JO DUFFY and ARCHIE GOODWIN
Art by MIKE MANLEY, BRET BLEVINS, GRAHAM NOLAN, JIM BALENT, VINCE GIARRANO, TOM GRUMMETT and others
Cover by GRAHAM NOLAN and SCOTT HANNA
The Dark Knight stories tying into ZERO HOUR are now collected in their entirety. Time is collapsing upon itself! The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe, past, present and future! And like everyone else in the DC Universe, the Bat-family has seen time loops affect their lives. The result? The return of Barbara Gordon, Batgirl! Collects BATMAN #0 and 511, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #0 and 31, DETECTIVE COMICS #0 and 678, CATWOMAN #0 and 14, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #0 and ROBIN #0 and 10.
On sale MAY 31 • 272 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Written by CHUCK DIXON, BEAU SMITH and BOB HANEY
Art by SERGIO CARIELLO, JIM APARO, IRV NOVICK, BOB BROWN, NICK CARDY and others
Cover by ART THIBERT and DANNY MIKI
The fight of the century is on! But it’ll take more than muscle for Batman and Wildcat to shut down a secret superhuman fighting ring that’s killing its combatants! Two of the DC Universe’s greatest fighters go head to head in these slobberknockers from BATMAN/WILDCAT #1-3, CATWOMAN/WILDCAT #1-4 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88, 97, 110, 118 and 127.
On sale MAY 17 • 280 pg, FC, $24.99 US
THE DC UNIVERSE BY MIKE MIGNOLA HC
Written by NEIL GAIMAN, JOHN BYRNE, PAUL KUPPERBERG, ROGER STERN, JERRY ORDWAY and GEORGE PEREZ • Art by MIKE MIGNOLA and others • Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
This new title collects Mike Mignola’s work on comics including SUPERMAN: THE WORLD OF KRYPTON #1-4, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #2, SUPERMAN #18 and 23, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #54, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #36, SWAMP THING ANNUAL #5, PHANTOM STRANGER #1-4 and more! Also collects dozens of covers by Mignola!
On sale MAY 10 • 400 pg, FC, $39.99 US
DEADMAN: DARK MANSION OF FORBIDDEN LOVE TP
Written by SARAH VAUGHN
Art by LAN MEDINA
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Trapped inside an old gothic mansion, Deadman must battle the forces of darkness alongside Berenice, a young woman with a complicated love life who is gifted—or cursed—with the ability to communicate with the dead. Romance, mystery, and evil await in this new title collecting the acclaimed prestige format miniseries!
On sale MAY 31 • 160 pg, FC, $16.99 US
DOCTOR FATE VOL. 3: FATEFUL THREADS TP
Written PAUL LEVITZ • Art by SONNY LIEW, INAKI MIRANDA and BRENDAN McCARTHY
Cover by BRENDAN McCARTHY
The original Doctor Fate has come to New York to help Khalid Nassour learn how to use and control his powers. But when their lessons lead to an Efreet appearing and lighting New York afire, Khalid and Kent must defeat it and take it back where it came from. Collects DOCTOR FATE #13-18.
On sale MAY 3 • 144 pg, FC, $16.99 US
THE LAST DAYS OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA TP
Written by ROY THOMAS and DANN THOMAS
Art by DAVID ROSS, MIKE GUSTOVICH, MICHAEL BAIR, TOM GRINDBERG, GEORGE TUSKA, LUKE MCDONNELL and others • Cover by MICHAEL BAIR
After the devastation to their home dimension following the cataclysmic events of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, the world’s first super team faces their gravest challenge to date. As Ragnorak reigns down from the sky, the surviving members of the JSA must make the greatest sacrifice—one that would affect the DC Universe for decades to come. Collects THE LAST DAYS OF THE JUSTICE SOCIETY SPECIAL #1, plus stories from SECRET ORIGINS #7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25 and 31.
On sale MAY 10 • 336 pg, FC, $29.99 US
GREEN ARROW VOL. 8: THE HUNT FOR THE RED DRAGON TP
Written by MIKE GRELL • Art by RICK HOBERG, JOHN NYBERG, FRANK SPRINGER and PABLO MARCOS • Cover by MIKE GRELL
When asked to find a woman with a unique red dragon tattoo, Green Arrow’s hunt for justice becomes more than a mere manhunt, as Oliver’s prey is Shado, once his foe and his lover. Oliver soon finds myself the hunted, not the hunter. Collects GREEN ARROW #63-72.
On sale MAY 17 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
JLA YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by MARK WAID and BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by BARRY KITSON, MICHAEL BAIR, JOHN STOKES and MARK PROPST
Cover by BARRY KITSON
The definitive tale of the JLA’s formation is back in a new deluxe hardcover of the epic tale starring The Flash, Green Lantern, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman! Learn how the five founding members of the JLA pulled together as a team, earning the respect of the public and defeating foes like Vandal Savage, scientist T.O. Morrow and the Brotherhood of Evil! Collects JLA: YEAR ONE #1-12, with sketches and other bonus material!
On sale MAY 3 • 336 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” • $49.99 US
SUPERGIRL VOL. 3: GHOSTS OF KRYPTON TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, KELLEY PUCKETT, KURT BUSIEK and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by RENATO GUEDES, DREW JOHNSON, RAY SNYDER and LEE FERGUSON
Cover by DREW JOHNSON and RAY SNYDER
A new story begins with a bizarre delivery to Kara’s apartment that quickly has her hopping
dimensions and traveling through deep space! These tales from ACTION COMICS #850 and
SUPERGIRL #23-33 guest star Superman, Batman and the Green Lantern Corps!
On sale MAY 31 • 304 pg, FC, $29.99 US
WONDER WOMAN BY JOHN BYRNE BOOK ONE HC
Written by JOHN BYRNE
Art and cover by JOHN BYRNE
When a grief-stricken scientist attempts to recreate his dead son as a computer program, Wonder Woman inexplicably finds herself battling three powerful beings who are long dead! Princess Diana tries to piece together what’s behind these miraculous resurrections, but the answer to their mysterious return might not be enough to save her from the onslaught of these deadly adversaries. Collects WONDER WOMAN #101-114.
On sale MAY 24 • 328 pg, FC, $39.99 US
WONDER WOMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON and others
Art by H.G. PETER
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
In these tales from the Golden Age of Comics, Wonder Woman protects Man’s World, using her bracelets and lasso of truth to stop injustice. These tales include Wonder Woman’s battle to keep innocents from being drawn into a land of nightmares, sees her sending a gangster to Paradise Island to be reformed, attending a costume party to prevent a murder and much more! Collects COMIC CAVALCADE #6-13, SENSATION COMICS #25-48 and WONDER WOMAN #8-15.
On sale JULY 5 • 768 pg, FC, $75.00 US
THE BOOKS OF MAGIC BOOK ONE TP
Written by JOHN NEY RIEBER
Art by GARY AMARO, PETER GROSS and others
Cover by CHARLES VESS
Tim Hunter, destined to become Earth’s greatest sorcerer, defends the realm of Faerie from the deadly manticore while trying to maintain a normal childhood. Is his real father the one-armed drunk in the front room, or is he the man who can turn into a hawk? Is his mother dead and buried, or is she Titania, Queen of Faerie? Plus, Death herself weighs in on the subject of identity. Collects a story from VERTIGO RAVE #1, BOOKS OF MAGIC #1-13 and ARCANA: THE BOOKS OF MAGIC ANNUAL #1.
On sale MAY 24 • 400 pg, FC, $34.99 US • MATURE READERS
HELLBLAZER VOL. 16: THE WILD CARD TP
Written by MIKE CAREY
Art by STEVE DILLON, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, MARCELO FRUSIN, MARK SIMPSON, LEE BERMEJO and DOUG ALEXANDER GREGORY
Cover by TBD
Believed to be dead, Constantine needs to set the record straight with the surviving members of his family. John walks into the middle of a range war between rival groups of magicians. Like it or not, he’s going to have to choose a side—and it would help if he knew which faction wants him dead. Then, after a tip-off from a dead informant, John takes steps to protect himself against a demonic attack. Collects HELLBLAZER #175-188.
On sale MAY 24 • 328 pg, FC, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS