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TBU Graphic Novel and Trade Advance Solicitations


secret originsDC has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available throughout the month of February and March of 2014.  Several of these are for collected editions of current and former New 52 ongoing titles (like the last trade for Batman: The Dark Knight which was cancelled last year) but these offerings also include a new collection for Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City (collecting Batman #452-454 and Detective Comics #629-633) as well as a new Deluxe Edition of Batman Adventures: Mad Love by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.  Also worth of note are a hardcover collection of the miniseries  Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet, a paperback collection of Batman: Blink (the story arc from Legends of the Dark Knight), a Scooby-Doo Team-Up collection featuring several DC heroes which includes Batman and Robin, and a paperback collection of Damian: Son of Batman.  Lastly, in March, DC will be offering Batman: The Dark Knight Unwrapped by David Finch Deluxe Edition Hardback from the pages of Batman: The Dark Knight #1-3, Batman: The Return #1 and Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 2 #1-7 and 9, all in pencil form.  See the full collected edition advanced solicitations below.

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 4: CLAY TP
Written by GREGG HURWITZ
Art by ALEX MALEEV, CLIFF RICHARDS and ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Cover by ALEX MALEEV
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #22-29, the origin of Clayface is revealed! Batman and Commissioner Gordon are forced into a tight corner as Clayface embarks on a murder spree throughout Gotham City. But what led Clayface to become a monster?

 

BATWING VOL. 5: INTO THE DARK TP
Written by JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by EDUARDO PANSICA and JULIO FERREIRA
Cover by DAN PANOSIAN
On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
The Gotham Underground is about to boil over with anarchy, and no matter who triumphs, Batwing will be the first target. He must travel into the madness that is The Gotham Underground to put an end to those behind the uprising! Will Batman, Inc., be in the market for a new Batwing? Find out in these stories from issues BATWING #27-34 and BATWING: FUTURE’S END #1.

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT UNWRAPPED BY DAVID FINCH DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by DAVID FINCH, GRANT MORRISON, PAUL JENKINS and JUDD WINICK
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale MARCH 25 • 288 pg, B&W, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $34.99 US
This fantastic unwrapped collection features tales of the Dark Knight written and pencilled by superstar artist David Finch from the pages of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-3, BATMAN: THE RETURN #1 and BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT Vol. 2 #1-7 and 9, all in pencil form.

 

DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN TP
Written by ANDY KUBERT and GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT
On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 208 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Damian Wayne, the son of Batman, has adopted the cape and cowl as his own…but what horrific events set this troubled hero on the path of his dark destiny? It’s a possible future that may never be in this epic written and drawn by Andy Kubert! Plus, in a tale written by Grant Morrison, Damian Wayne is the Batman of Tomorrow in a story set 15 years from now in a nightmarish future Gotham City! Collecting DAMIAN: SON OF BATMAN #1-4 and BATMAN #666.

 

SECRET ORIGINS VOL. 1 TP
Written by GREG PAK, KYLE HIGGINS, TONY BEDARD, RAY FAWKES, JEFF PARKER, SCOTT LOBDELL, ROBERT VENDITTI, AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI, JEFF LEMIRE, PETER J. TOMASI and more
Art by LEE WEEKS, DOUG MAHNKE, PAULO SIQUEIRA, DUSTIN NGUYEN, TONY PARKER, JEREMY HAUN, MARTIN COCCOLO, TREVOR McCARTHY, TYLER KIRKHAM, STEPHANE ROUX, DENYS COWAN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, IAN BERTRAM and more
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
At last, the origins of The New 52’s World’s Greatest Heroes are revealed in stories from SECRET ORIGINS #1-4! Included here are the origins of The Last Son of Krypton and Kara Zor-El, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Batwoman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and many more!

 

TEEN TITANS VOL. 5: THE TRIAL OF KID FLASH TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by ANGEL UNZUETA, TYLER KIRKHAM, BARRY KITSON, ART THIBERT and others
Cover by BRETT BOOTH and NORM RAPMUND
On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 256 pg, FC, $17.99 US
As seen in FOREVER EVIL, the Teen Titans have taken a fall through time itself! Along the way, they learn the secrets of Bart Allen’s past – but can they stop his evil future self? Find out in these stories from issues #24-30 and ANNUAL #2.

 

BATMAN ‘66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET HC
Written by KEVIN SMITH and RALPH GARMAN
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale MARCH 18 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Superstar filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor/comedian Ralph Garman reunite Batman, The Green Hornet, Robin and Kato! But what could force these rivals to join forces? How about the deadly team of General Gumm and The Joker! Don’t miss this hardcover collecting the 6-issue miniseries. Copublished with Dynamite.

 

BATMAN ADVENTURES: MAD LOVE DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by PAUL DINI and BRUCE TIMM
Art and cover by BRUCE TIMM
On sale MARCH 18 • 96 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $17.99 US
Written and drawn by the masterminds behind Batman: The Animated Series, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, this epic reveals the origins of Harley Quinn as she proves her love to The Joker by trying to eliminate the Dark Knight on her own! Now in a deluxe format with exclusive extras and bonus material!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED VOL. 4 TP
Written by KAREN TRAVISS
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE, FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO, TONY SHASTEEN and others
Cover by CHRISTOPHER MITTEN
On sale FEBRUARY 4 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The prequel to the best-selling video game Batman: Arkham City concludes with these tales from issues #16-20. The Bookbinder has corrupted Gotham City’s food supply, leaving the Dark Knight in a race against time to uncover the identity of this threat to his city!

 

BATMAN: BLINK TP
Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE
Art by VAL SEMEIKS and DAN GREEN
Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
When a blind man with the power to see through the eyes of other men accidentally taps into the mind of a serial killer, Batman finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that reaches from the streets of Gotham City straight up into its cathedrals of power. Collects BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #156-158 and #164-167.

 

BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT, DARK CITY TP
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by KIERON DWYER, JIM APARO, TOM MANDRAKE and others
Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 192 pg, FC, $16.99 US
In this tale from BATMAN #452-454 and DETECTIVE COMICS #629-633, Batman is led through an urban labyrinth by the Riddler, who seems to have become a monster determined to drive Batman insane. In his quest, the Riddler is working with an occultist who has summoned a demon to stop Batman – but in the process, the Riddler himself is slowly changing into a nightmarish beast!

 

SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP TP
Written by SHOLLY FISCH
Art and cover by DARIO BRIZUELA
On sale FEBRUARY 25 • 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
Scooby and the gang meet some of the DC Universe’s greatest heroes in these stories from issues #1-6, including Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman and the Teen Titans, as they take on the monstrous threat of Man-Bat, explore a Titans Tower mystery, and meet the unpredictable imp known as…Scooby-Mite?!

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