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New TBU Advanced Trade and Graphic Novel Solicitations


robin sonDC has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available throughout the months of February and March 2016.  Several of these are for collected editions of current and former ongoing titles (Midnighter Vol. 1 TP, Robin: Son of Batman Vol 1 HC, Batgirl Vol 2 TP, Batman Vol 8 HC, Bat-Mite TP, Catwoman Vol 7 TP, New Suicide Squad Vol 2 TP, Justice League Vol 7 HC, ) as well as other collected editions from either outside the main DC line or from comics that predate it (Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis HC, Injustice Year Three Vol 1 TP, and a new Birds of Prey Vol 2 TP collecting the first 8 issues of Chuck Dixon’s run on the title).

 

Other noteworthy titles for TBU fans include Batman: Arkham – Scarecrow TP which collects the best Scarecrow stories from old and current DC continuities, new TP printings of Identity Crisis and The Dark Knight Returns, a TP edition of Justice League of America: The Silver Age collecting Silver Age stories from Brave and the Bold and JLA, and an Azrael Vol 1 TP collecting the four-issue miniseries Sword of Azrael and the first six issues of the character’s solo series.

 

Additionally, in these solicitations DC announced the second wave of their Blu-Ray/HC sets.  This time, the sets include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis each of which pairs the DVD or Blu-Ray animated movies with a hardcover version of the story on which they are based all for $34.99.

 

See the full list of new TBU advance trade and graphic novel solicitations below.

 

MIDNIGHTER VOL. 1: OUT TP
Written by STEVE ORLANDO
Art by ACO, ALEC MORGAN and STEPHEN MOONEY
Cover by ACO
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
THE FIRST COLLECTION OF THE NEW DC SERIES IS HERE!
Spinning out of GRAYSON comes a solo series starring the man who can predict your every move…but no one will be able to predict what he’ll do next! A theft at the God Garden has unleashed a wave of dangerous biotech weapons on the world, and Midnighter intends to put that genie back in the bottle by any means necessary. But something else was stolen from the Garden as well…the secret history of Lucas Trent, the man Midnighter once was! Collects MIDNIGHTER #1-7, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: NIGHTWING/ORACLE #2.

 

ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN VOL. 1 – YEAR OF BLOOD HC
Written by PATRICK GLEASON
Art and cover by PATRICK GLEASON and MICK GRAY
On sale MARCH 23 • 176 pg, FC, $22.99 US
THE FIRST COLLECTION OF THE NEW DC SERIES IS HERE!
Before he was Robin, Batman’s son Damian Wayne was raised by his mother, Talia al Ghul, to lead the vicious League of Assassins. In these stories from issues #1-6 of his new solo series, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #2., the son of Batman has freed himself from that destiny and is about to embark on a globe-spanning quest to atone for the horrible acts he committed during the most brutal portion of his old life, The Year of Blood!

 

BATGIRL VOL. 2: FAMILY BUSINESS TP
Written by CAMERON STEWART and BRENDEN FLETCHER
Art by BABS TARR
Cover by CAMERON STEWART
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 168 pg, FC, $16.99 US
There’s a new Batman in town—and that’s bad news for Barbara Gordon! She’s already got enough upheaval in her life, with her roommate Frankie now in on her biggest secret. And what happens when Livewire joins the fight with the intention of taking out both Batgirl and the mysterious new Batman? It’s all here, from the pages of BATGIRL #41-45, ANNUAL #3, and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: INFINITY INC. #2.

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT – GENESIS HC
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by ALISSON BORGES and DEXTER SOY
Video game art cover
On sale MARCH 23 • 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In this prequel to the smash-hit video game phenomenon Batman: Arkham Knight, learn more about the game’s main villain—or is he really a hero?—with this definitive origin tale. Collected from the 6-issue miniseries, this is a must-have for any fan of the Rocksteady games!

 

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE VOL. 1 TP
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by MIKE S. MILLER, BRUNO REDONDO and others
Cover by NEIL GOOGE
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
The war is over, but it claimed a civilian victim whose death John Constantine will not let go unavenged. Joining forces with Batman, Constantine unites a team of magical beings, super heroes, and ordinary humans to finish off Superman. Collects issues #1-7 of the hit series!

 

BATMAN VOL. 8: SUPERHEAVY HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI and JOCK
Cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
On sale MARCH 16 • 160 pg, FC, $24.99 US
After his deadliest battle to date, Batman is bruised, battered and scarred. And forever changed. Now, a figure in an 8-foot mechanized suit of armor roams the streets of Gotham City. More powerful than ever before, Batman’s pursuit of justice has never been more swift or efficient. But who is the new Dark Knight? And why is he…or she here? Plus, learn the secret origin of the strange new villain known as Mr. Bloom! Collects BATMAN #41-45 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1.

 

BAT-MITE TP
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art and cover by CORIN HOWELL
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Bat-Mite is here to fix the DC Universe—one hero at a time! Convinced that he’s the imp that put Batman on the map, he’s spreading his expertise all over the DC Universe, eager to boost the careers of heroes he thinks need his “help,” including Hawkman, Booster Gold and more! Will these heroes be as excited to receive Bat-Mite’s help as he is to give it? Find out in these stories from the 6-issue miniseries, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: SUPERGIRL: MATRIX #2.

 

CATWOMAN VOL. 7: INHERITANCE TP
Written by GENEVIEVE VALENTINE
Art by DAVID MESSINA
Cover by KEVIN WADA
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Selina Kyle put aside her life as Catwoman to run Gotham City’s criminal underworld, but now the catsuit’s back on and Catwoman’s got a new mission: find out what happened to Batman! Spinning out of the events of BATMAN, Selina Kyle juggles a criminal empire on the brink of war and her search the Dark Knight. Collects issues #41-46, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: SWAMP THING #2.

 

BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 2 TP
Written by CHUCK DIXON
Art by GREG LAND, DREW GERACI and others
Cover by GREG LAND and BRIAN STELFREEZE
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In this thrilling collection from BIRDS OF PREY #1-8 and the RAVENS one-shot, Oracle and Black Canary investigate a vicious slave trader, run into deadly female mercenaries, take on the Kobra crime organization, fight a prehistoric monster, try to bring a war criminal to trial, and cross paths with Dick Grayson!

 

BATMAN: ARKHAM – SCARECROW TP
Written and illustrated by various
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The Scarecrow, one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes, stars in this new best-of collection that includes tales from DETECTIVE COMICS #73, 389, 486 and 540, BATMAN #189, 296, 373, 523 and 524, DETECTIVE COMICS #23.3, BATMAN ANNUAL #19, JOKER’S ASYLUM: SCARECROW #1 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #3!

 

IDENTITY CRISIS TP NEW EDITION
Written by BRAD MELTZER
Art by RAGS MORALES and MICHAEL BAIR
Cover by MICHAEL TURNER
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 288 pg, FC, $19.99 US
New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer (GREEN ARROW) delivers an all-too-human look into the lives of superheroes in this new edition of the title collecting the 7-issue miniseries. When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire superhero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets! But before the mystery is fully solved, a number of long-buried secrets rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

 

THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP NEW EDITION
Written by FRANK MILLER
Art by FRANK MILLER and KLAUS JANSON
Cover by FRANK MILLER
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US
It’s the thirtieth anniversary of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and now DC Comics presents this classic title in a newly redesigned edition! Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenaged Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman. The original 4-issue miniseries is presented here in its entirety.

 

NEW SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 2: MONSTERS TP
Written by SEAN RYAN
Art by PHILIPPE BRIONNES
Cover by JUAN FERRERYA
On sale FEBRUARY 3 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
A breakaway faction of the League of Assassins has their eyes on the Suicide Squad. With new recruits in tow, infiltrating the deadly group will require extreme measures—and it may cost some squad members. How far will they push the limits and who will fall? Plus, how will Harley Quinn deal with her greatest enemy: boredom? Find out in these stories from NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #9-12, ANNUAL #1, plus the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #2.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 7: DARKSEID WAR PART 1 HC
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by JASON FABOK, JIM LEE, PHIL JIMENEZ, JERRY ORDWAY, KEVIN MAGUIRE, SCOTT KOLINS and SCOTT WILLIAMS
Cover by JASON FABOK
On sale MARCH 9 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
The Justice League came together to stop the forces of Darkseid from destroying Earth five years ago. Now the ruler of Apokolips returns, but this time he’s set his sights on the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. Will the combined might of the Justice League be enough to protect Earth from becoming collateral damage as gods fight? This new JUSTICE LEAGUE hardcover collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #40-44 and a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1.

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 1 TP
Written by GARDNER FOX
Art by MIKE SEKOWSKY and others
Cover by MIKE SEKOWSKY and MURPHY ANDERSON
On sale FEBRUARY 10 • 328 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In stories from BRAVE AND THE BOLD #28-30, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #1-18 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75, the World’s Greatest Heroes stand against intergalactic, mystical, and super-powered rogues Starro, Despero, Kanjar Ro, Dr. Destiny, Amos Fortune and Felix Faust!

 

AZRAEL VOL. 1: FALLEN ANGEL TP
Written by DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by JOE QUESADA, KEVIN NOWLAN, BARRY KITSON and JAMES PASCOE
Cover by JOE QUESADA and KEVIN NOWLAN
On sale FEBRUARY 17 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US
The first tales of Azrael are collected in stores from BATMAN: SWORD OF AZRAEL #1-4 and issues #1-6 of his solo series. When the Order of St. Dumas targets Batman, Azrael begins to question his life and duty. After working alongside Batman to defeat a demon that threatens the ancient cult, Azrael leaves the Order to train under the Dark Knight.

 

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS HC BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SET
Written by FRANK MILLER
Art by FRANK MILLER AND KLAUS JANSON
Cover by FRANK MILLER
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 224 pg, FC, $34.99 US
Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Comes with the BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT animated movie on Blu-Ray and DVD discs! Read the book, watch the movie!

 

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES HC BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SET
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art and cover by ED McGUINNESS and DEXTER VINES
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 160 pg, FC, $34.99 US
Superman and Batman unite when President Lex Luthor accuses the Man of Steel of terrible crimes against humanity and assembles a top-secret team of powerhouse heroes to bring Superman in. Comes with the SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES animated movie on Blu-Ray and DVD discs! Read the book, watch the movie!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS HC BOOK AND DVD/BLU-RAY SET
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art by IVAN REIS, TONY S. DANIEL and others
Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
On sale FEBRUARY 24 • 192 pg, FC, $34.99 US
While Earth’s super heroes are distracted elsewhere, a mysterious force is pushing Atlantis and the surface world to the brink of war! As casualties rise and a full-scale invasion seems increasingly likely, can the Justice League prevent a bloody confrontation that would doom half of civilization to a watery grave? Comes with the JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS animated movie on Blu-Ray and DVD discs! Read the book, watch the movie!




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