Hard Traveling Heroes tops the list…
DC Comics’ May solicitations are due this week and tucked inside is this little gem: Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’ classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow: Hard Traveling Heroes will be getting an oversized deluxe hardcover in June.
Here’s the official blurb, courtesy of DC:
GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW: HARD-TRAVELING HEROES DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL and ELLIOTT S. MAGGIN
Art by NEAL ADAMS, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
This stunning deluxe edition features the classic 1970s team-ups in which Green Lantern and Green Arrow confronted menaces including racism, poverty and drug abuse! Collects stories from GREEN
LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #76-87 and #89, plus stories from THE FLASH #217-219 and #226.
On sale JUNE 6 • 368 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” • $49.99 US
These issues, which pioneered messages of social justice in modern comics, have been getting reprinted almost since they were first published, but this is the first time DC’s put them in its popular over-sized deluxe format, which is slightly larger than a traditional trade hardcover. (A high-end Absolute Edition was released a couple of years ago.)
There are a couple of other retro collections especially worth noting in the new solicitations, including a Batman Elseworlds volume and a trade paperback of Superman’s Zero Hour adventures:
ELSEWORLDS: BATMAN VOL. 3 TP
Written by DOUG MOENCH, MAX ALLAN COLLINS, MIKE GRELL and BOB LAYTON
Art by JIM APARO, BRET BLEVINS, NORM BREYFOGLE, TOM GRUMMETT, MIKE MANLEY, GEORGE PÉREZ, JIM BALENT, EDUARDO BARRETO, MIKE GRELL, BOB LAYTON, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by EDUARDO BARRETO
More Elseworlds tales of the Dark Knight are collected in this new title, including BATMAN: BROTHERHOOD OF THE BAT #1, BATMAN: KNIGHT GALLERY #1, BATMAN: SCAR OF THE BAT #1, BATMAN: MASQUE #1 and BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLE #1-2.
In these stories, Ra’s al Ghul creates a league of Batman-like assassins in the far future; Batman takes on Al Capone in the 1920s; the Batman and Harvey Dent fight over the love of a ballerina in an operatic tale; and the Dark Knight seeks vengeance in Camelot.
On sale JUNE 13 • 328 pg, FC • $34.99 US
SUPERMAN: ZERO HOUR TP
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE, KARL KESEL, DAN JURGENS and LOUISE SIMONSON
Art by JACKSON GUICE, BARRY KITSON, PETE KRAUSE, DAN JURGENS, CHRIS BATISTA,
JON BOGDANOVE, TOM GRUMMETT and others
Cover by DAN JURGENS and BRETT BREEDING
Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are
swallowing the universe—past, present and future! The result? Krypton never exploded. The Kents
never found a baby in a field. Superman isn’t the protector of Metropolis. How can the Man of
Steel put back time as it should be? Collects ACTION COMICS #0 and #703, ADVENTURES OF
SUPERMAN #0 and #516, SUPERMAN #0 and #93, STEEL #0 and #8, SUPERMAN: MAN OF
STEEL #0 and #37 and SUPERBOY #0 and #8.
On sale JUNE 20 • 320 pg, FC • $29.99 US