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New TBU Advanced Trade and Graphic Novel Solicitations


robin warDC has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available throughout the months of January and February 2016.  Several of these are for collected editions of current and former ongoing titles (Detective Comics Vol 6 TP, Grayson Vol 1 and 2 TP, and Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol 7 TP) as well as other collected editions from either outside the main DC line or from comics that predate it (Batgirl Vol 1 TP from Cassandra Cain’s time as Batgirl, The New Teen Titans Vol 4 TP by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Batman Arkham Knight Vol 1 and 2 TP, Batman; The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Vol 3 TP, Justice League: Gods and Monsters HC, and Injustice: Year Three Vol 2 HC).

 

Other noteworthy titles for TBU fans include a gallery edition hardcover of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller sourced from scans of the original art from each issue and all the included covers in original size on heavy stock paper to provide buyers with a museum-quality reproduction of the popular title for $175, two new 100 Page Spectaculars collecting earlier readings for Robin War (including issues from Teen Titans, Batman, Nightwing and Battle for the Cowl) and Darkseid War (including issue from Mister Miracle, New Gods, and The Forever People), a new trade paperback collection of Ed Brubaker’s run on Batman from Batman #582-586 and 591-594,  a trade paperback edition of Batman: Shaman from issues #1-5 of Legends of the Dark Knight, a new Batman Noir edition of The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, an omnibus hardcover of Batman and Superman stories from World’s Finest Comics #71-96, a deluxe hardcover of Batman: Harley and Ivy featuring stories from various Paul Dini and Bruce Timm stories about Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and a Showcase Presents trade paperback of Batman Vol 6 by Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams.

 

See the full list of advanced solicitations for collected editions in January and February 2016 below.

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS – FRANK MILLER GALLERY EDITION HC
Advance solicit • On sale February 2016 • 216 pg. FC, 13” x 20” • $175.00 US
Commemorate the 30th anniversary of one of the most defining works in comics history with the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS – FRANK MILLER Gallery Edition. Sourced from the original art that has been scanned from collectors worldwide, this is the collection we’ve all been waiting for. Featured within the hardcovers of this Smythe-sewn edition is Miller’s artwork from DKR #1-4, scanned in full color from the original black-and-white pages. Also included are the covers, related art and previously unpublished pieces showcasing Miller’s artwork as never seen before.
Graphitti Designs’ Gallery Editions replicate the look, feel and attitude of the artwork. Every page is reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock to provide the fan and collector with museum-quality reproductions that are obtainable nowhere else.
Though we were unable to locate every original from this story, we are pleased to present to fans everywhere the best presentation of the artwork from this historic series ever seen. This is your only opportunity to see the artwork that truly changed Batman forever.

 

DC COMICS PRESENTS: ROBIN WAR 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by GEOFF JOHNS, GRANT MORRISON, TONY S. DANIEL and FABIAN NICIEZA
Art by ANDY KUBERT, TONY S. DANIEL and others
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
It’s Robin vs. Robin vs. Robin in these stories from TEEN TITANS #29, BATMAN #657, NIGHTWING #139 and BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL #3.

 

DC COMICS PRESENTS: DARKSEID WAR 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1
Written by JACK KIRBY
Art by JACK KIRBY, VINCE COLLETTA and MIKE ROYER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
On sale DECEMBER 16 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US
Darkseid has been making trouble for a long time now—and here are some of his earliest epics, from the pages of MISTER MIRACLE #1, NEW GODS #1 and 7, and THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1!

 

THE MULTIVERSITY #1-2 DIRECTOR’S CUT
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by IVAN REIS
On sale DECEMBER 23 • 96 pg, FC, $7.99 US • RATED T
The bookend issues that opened and closed the epic known as THE MULTIVERSITY are re-presented here in this new Director’s Cut Edition, with script pages, sketch material and the art of Ivan Reis presented in pencil form.

 

BATMAN BY ED BRUBAKER VOL. 1 TP
Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by SCOTT McDANIEL, KARL STORY and STEFANO GAUDIANO
Cover by SCOTT McDANIEL
On sale JANUARY 27 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Ed Brubaker’s legendary run on Batman is collected, starting with stories from BATMAN #582-586, 591-594 and BATMAN: OUR WORLDS AT WAR #1, in which the Dark Knight faces The Penguin, Deadshot and more!

 

BATMAN: SHAMAN TP NEW EDITION
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by ED HANNIGAN and JOHN BEATTY
Cover by GEORGE PRATT
On sale JANUARY 20 • 136 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In this tale from LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #1-5, Batman returns from a case to find Alfred missing, while rumors of human sacrifice and strange, primitive rituals circulate in Gotham City. Now, Batman must find the madman who’s been terrorizing the city—but the trail leads back to Wayne Manor!

 

BATGIRL VOL. 1: SILENT KNIGHT TP
Written by KELLEY PUCKETT and SCOTT PETERSON
Art by DAMION SCOTT, ROBERT CAMPANELLA and others
Cover by DAMION SCOTT and ROBERT CAMPANELLA
On sale JANUARY 20 • 328 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Cassandra Cain is back in this new collection of BATGIRL #1-11 and ANNUAL #1! Trained from childhood by a notorious assassin, Batgirl has the ability to sense her opponents’ moves before they happen. But when an attempt to “fix” Batgirl’s inability to speak robs her of this sixth sense, she must train with original Batgirl Barbara Gordon to regain her former prowess and live up to Batman’s expectations.

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT VOL. 1 TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, IG GUARA, ROBSON ROCHA and others Video game cover art
On sale JANUARY 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Collecting the first four issues of the new series! The Joker is dead. Arkham City is closed. As a new day begins, Bruce Wayne finds himself in devastating pain, recovering from his injuries and questioning whether his role as Batman is still necessary to the city’s survival. But can even death keep The Joker from tormenting the Dark Knight?

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT VOL. 2 HC
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, IG GUARA, JULIO FERREIRA
Video game cover art
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 160 pg, FC, $22.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT #5-9, Bane is back—and he’s leading a small army of followers to claim Gotham City as his own! It’s up to Batman to stop him—but a surprising ally may turn the tide of battle against the Dark Knight! And while the Scarecrow gathers his forces, the Suicide Squad takes aim at Bruce Wayne!

 

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 6 – ICARUS TP
Written by FRANCIS MANAPUL and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by FRANCIS MANAPUL and others
Cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale JANUARY 6 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US
Batman finds himself knee-deep in a new mystery involving a deadly new narcotic in Gotham City. Can the Dark Knight stop the threat before the entire town finds itself embroiled in a deadly gang war? Collects issues #30-34 and DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3.

 

BATMAN NOIR: THE BLACK MIRROR HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by JOCK and FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
Cover by JOCK
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 296 pg, B&W, 7.5” x 11.5”, $34.99 US
Presenting DETECTIVE COMICS #871-881 in black and white! A series of murders pushes Batman’s detective skills to the limit and forces him to confront one of Gotham City’s oldest evils. Can Batman and Commissioner Gordon unravel this mystery in time to save Gotham City?

 

BATMAN AND SUPERMAN IN WORLD’S FINEST SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC
Written by EDMOND HAMILTON and others
Art by CURT SWAN, DICK SPRANG and others
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale MARCH 9 • 640 pg, FC, $75.00 US
Superman and Batman team up in these stories that guest-star Robin, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor and The Joker! Collects stories from SUPERMAN #76 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #71-96.

 

BATMAN: THE JIRO KUWATA BATMANGA VOL. 3 TP
Written by JIRO KUWATA
Art and cover by JIRO KUWATA
On sale JANUARY 27 • 336 pg, B&W, 3 of 3, $14.99 US
Jiro Kuwata’s classic take on the Caped Crusader continues! In this final BATMANGA volume, Batman and Robin take on villains including Planet King—a criminal with seemingly infinite powers, plus the Robot Robbers, Clayface, Catman and more!

 

GRAYSON VOL. 1: AGENTS OF SPYRAL TP
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art by MIKEL JANIN and STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On sale JANUARY 20 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
As Dick Grayson digs into SPYRAL and learns about his new partner, Helena Bertinelli, how can he keep track of all the lies? Plus: Dick Grayson goes toe-to-toe with the Midnighter! Collects GRAYSON #1-4, a story from SECRET ORIGINS #7 and GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1.

 

GRAYSON VOL. 2: WE ALL DIE AT DAWN TP
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art by MIKEL JANIN and STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale JANUARY 20 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these tales from GRAYSON #5-8 and GRAYSON ANNUAL #1, Grayson must stop Paragon from using the body parts of a dead villain to create something far more sinister. Then, Dick goes toe-to-toe with Midnighter, and he and Helena Bertinelli battle foes from their past: the Fist of Cain!

 

BATMAN: HARLEY AND IVY DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by PAUL DINI, RONNIE DEL CARMEN and TY TEMPLETON
Art by BRUCE TIMM, SHANE GLINES, RICK BURCHETT, DAN DECARLO and STEPHANE ROUX
Cover by BRUCE TIMM
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 176 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US
From Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the masterminds behind the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, comes this early adventure of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, packed with hilarious hijinx and tons of action! Harley and Ivy want to take down the Batman once and for all, but first, Harley’s got to prove that she has what it takes to make it as a bona fide villain in Gotham City. This new hardcover also includes tales from BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT #14, BATMAN AND ROBIN ADVENTURES #8, BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1, BATMAN ADVENTURES #1 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #3, all featuring Harley Quinn!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS HC
Written by J.M. DeMATTEIS and BRUCE TIMM
Art by THONY SILAS and others
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 200 pg, FC, $22.99 US
Prequel to the DC Universe movie Justice League: Gods & Monsters! In this alternate universe where Superman is Zod’s son, Batman is a vampire and Wonder Woman is a descendent of New Genesis, these powerful and dangerous loners are drawn together by a man who claims he can bring humanity to the next level of evolution. But are Jackson Alpert and his immortal Forever People what they claim to be? Will they save the earth—or conquer it? Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – BATMAN #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – SUPERMAN #1, JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS – WONDER WOMAN #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS #1-3.

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE VOL. 2 HC
Written by TOM TAYLOR and BRIAN BUCCELLATO
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, BRUNO REDONDO and others
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In these tales from issues #8-12 and ANNUAL #1, Batman must ask for help against Superman from the one person he would never trust: John Constantine! But will even the might of the dark mage’s power be enough against the forces that stand against them?

 

THE NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 4 TP
Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ
Art by GEORGE PEREZ, ROMEO TANGHAL and others
Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
On sale JANUARY 20 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
When Cyborg’s ex-girlfriend is murdered, Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and Raven must search for answers deep within a terrifying cult. Their hunt brings them face-to-face with the Church of Blood, forcing them to fight for their lives! Collects THE NEW TEEN TITANS #21-27 and ANNUAL #1.

 

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 7: LAST CALL TP
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art by GERALDO BORGES, R.B. SILVA and others
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
On sale JANUARY 6 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
After discovering who kidnapped Starfire, Red Hood turns to the only thing he knows can overcome them: Venom, the drug that made Bane a super-powered killer! Collects issues #35-40, plus RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS: FUTURES END #1

 

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: BATMAN VOL. 6 TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL, FRANK ROBBINS and others
Art by NEAL ADAMS, IRV NOVICK, DICK GIORDANO and others
Cover by NEAL ADAMS
On sale JANUARY 20 • 584 pg, B&W, $19.99 US
In this new collection of tales from BATMAN #229-244 and DETECTIVE COMICS #408-426, Batman returns to his roots as the Dark Knight Detective, operating on his own in the shadows of Gotham City. With Robin away in college, Batman faces new foes and old, including Two-Face, Man-Bat and Ra’s al Ghul, making his debut appearance.

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