SNEAK PEEK: Lots to look forward to this summer and fall…
DC’s June solicitations are due next week and there are some excellent collections from the Golden, Silver, Bronze and early Modern Ages headed your way.
We’ve got a SNEAK PEEK for you:
— Wonder Woman leads the pack with two notable editions: the Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 3 and the second hardcover collection of John Byrne’s run on the Amazon princess.
— DC put out an omnibus edition of Walt Simonson’s Orion a few years ago, but now the publisher is breaking it up into affordable paperbacks. The first volume hits in July.
— Two Silver Age super-teams get softcovers: Justice League of America and Doom Patrol.
— Superman’s electric period gets a paperback collection.
— Two popular stories from the last 20 years get new paperback printings: Superman For All Seasons and Batman: Death and the Maidens.
Below are DC’s official solicitation blurbs. Books are solicited further in advance than regular issues, which is why most of these begin hitting in July. Cover art’s not final, obviously:
WONDER WOMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
Written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON, JOYE MURCHISON and ROBERT KANIGHER
Art by H.G. PETER • Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
In these post-World War II stories, 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 and see her sending a gangster to Paradise Island to be reformed, attending a costume party to prevent a murder and much more! Collects SENSATION COMICS #49-67, WONDER WOMAN #16-24 and COMICS CAVALCADE #14-22.
On sale NOVEMBER 7 • 784 pg, FC, $125.00 US ISBN: 978-1-4012-8072-7
WONDER WOMAN BY JOHN BYRNE BOOK TWO HC
Written by JOHN BYRNE • Art by JOHN BYRNE, DAVE COCKRUM and others
Cover by JOHN BYRNE
Mysterious beings have been making disastrous plans for Earth, drawing Wonder Woman and Mike Schorr beneath the Arctic ice to combat them. Will Diana escape in time to stop these dangerous villains? Or will she perish and allow them to take over the Earth? Collects WONDER WOMAN #115-124 and WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #5-6.
On sale JULY 4 • 328 pg, FC, $39.99 US
ORION BY WALTER SIMONSON BOOK ONE TP
Written by WALTER SIMONSON and others
Art by WALTER SIMONSON, JOHN BYRNE, FRANK MILLER, DAVE GIBBONS, ERIK LARSEN, ARTHUR ADAMS, HOWARD CHAYKIN and others
Cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Legendary writer/artist Walter Simonson takes on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World! These tales star the heroes and villains of the Fourth World as Darkseid seeks the Anti-Life Equation and Orion battles to stop him! This volume includes material from ORION #1-11, SHOWCASE ’94 #1, DC UNIVERSE HOLIDAY BASH #1, NEW GODS SECRET FILES #1, SECRET ORIGINS OF SUPER-VILLAINS 80-PAGE GIANT #1, LEGENDS OF THE DC UNIVERSE 80-PAGE GIANT #2 and more!
On sale JULY 11 • 368 pg, FC, $29.99 US
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 4 TP
Written by GARDNER FOX
Art by MIKE SEKOWSKY and BERNARD SACHS • Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
In these 1960s adventures, Aquaman, the Atom, Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman meet the Justice Society of America from the parallel world known as Earth-2 and battle classic DC villains including Dr. Polaris, the Key and Brainstorm. Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #31-41.
On sale JULY 11 • 264 pg, FC, $24.99 US ISBN: 978-1-4012-8061-1
DOOM PATROL: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 1 TP
Written by ARNOLD DRAKE and BOB HANEY
Art by BRUNO PREMIANI and BOB BROWN • Cover by EVAN “DOC” SHANER
This fast-paced volume introduces the Doom Patrol! Led by their wheelchair-bound chief, Niles Caulder, three outcasts of society—Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Robotman—take the qualities that make them freaks and become heroes. Together, the trio takes on bizarre menaces including General Immortus, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and the Brotherhood of Evil. Collects MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #80-85 and DOOM PATROL #86-95.
On sale JULY 25 • 376 pg, FC, $29.99 US ISBN: 978-1-4012-8111-3
SUPERMAN BLUE VOL. 1 TP
Written by DAN JURGENS, KARL KESEL, DAVID MICHELINIE and LOUISE SIMONSON
Art by RON FRENZ, SCOT EATON, STUART IMMONEN, JON BOGDANOVE, TOM
GRUMMETT, SEAN CHEN and others • Cover by DAN JURGENS and JOE RUBINSTEIN
When the sun temporarily goes out, Superman temporarily loses his powers…but when they return, they are not what the Man of Steel expects! Clark Kent is suddenly transformed into a being of crackling blue energy, complete with new abilities and a totally new look! And before long, the villainous Cyborg Superman splits the Man of Steel into two beings: Superman Red and Superman Blue! Will Metropolis have two protectors? Includes stories from SUPERMAN #122-125, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #545-547, ACTION COMICS #732-734, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #67-69 and SUPERMAN ANNUAL #9.
On sale JULY 11 • 376 pg, FC, $24.99 US
SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS TP NEW EDITION
Written by JEPH LOEB • Art and cover by TIM SALE
The classic coming-of-age tale is back in a new trade paperback as a simple country boy turns into the world’s greatest hero. Told through four seasons in the Man of Steel’s life, this amazing tale from the team behind BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN brings Superman to life in a truly unique style.
On sale JULY 25 • 208 pg, FC, $19.99 US
BATMAN: DEATH AND THE MAIDENS TP NEW EDITION
Written by GREG RUCKA
Art and cover by KLAUS JANSON
Collecting the classic nine-issue miniseries! A dying Ra’s al Ghul must beg Batman for help against a woman who once shared his life. In exchange, he offers the Dark Knight the chance to speak with his dead parents! But what they say to him will profoundly affect both the man and the hero. This collection includes behind-the-scenes unused art and sketches by artist Klaus Janson.
On sale JULY 11 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US