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TBU Graphic Novel and Trade Advance Solicitations


DC has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available at various times through the months of October and November.

 

Many of these are collected editions of various ongoing titles, but several are worth of special note.  First, in October, DC is releasing a new collection of Gotham City Sirens which collects issue #1-13 of the series which featured Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.  Also in October, DC will release a special noir edition of Batman: The Long Halloween which will spotlight the art of Tim Sale.  

 

Lastly, coming in November DC will release a special hardcover called Batman: Kelley Jones Gallery Edition.  For the first time ever,  fans and collectors will have the opportunity to see and own museum-quality reproductions of memorable Batman art…as it was originally conceived by the artist. Printed in color from high-resolution scans of the actual original art.  This hardcover will be the first in a series of new deluxe hardcovers and will contain covers and interior art from Batman #515-#525 except for a small part of #520 which Kelley Jones did not draw.  This new series from Graphitti Designs will focus on high resolution art but will come with a high price as well as this first volume will cost collectors $125.

 

TEEN TITANS EARTH ONE VOL. 1 HC

Written by JEFF LEMIRE

Art and cover by TERRY DODSON, RACHEL DODSON and CAM SMITH

On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 144 pg, FC, $22.99 US

In this new, original graphic novel, the young heroes of the Teen Titans never felt like normal kids…but they had no idea how right they were. Their seemingly idyllic Oregon upbringing hides a secret – one that will bring killers, shamans, and extraterrestrials down on their heads, and force them into an alliance that could shake the planet to its foundations! The superstar team of writer Jeff Lemire (ANIMAL MAN, GREEN ARROW) and artist Terry Dodson (WONDER WOMAN, HARLEY QUINN) reinvent DC’s youngest heroes, with an all-new mythos in an all-new world!

 

BATMAN VOL. 4: ZERO YEAR – SECRET CITY TP

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV

Art by GREG CAPULLO, DANNY MIKI, RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE and others

Cover by GREG CAPULLO

On sale OCTOBER 15 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

The second arc of BATMAN: ZERO YEAR is collected as the New 52 origin of The Dark Knight delves into Bruce Wayne’s past with the Red Hood Gang and his run-ins with aspiring District Attorney Harvey Dent! You won’t want to miss the moment that Bruce becomes Batman! This new hardcover collects BATMAN #21-24.

 

BATMAN/SUPERMAN VOL. 2: ENDGAME HC

Written by GREG PAK and PAUL LEVITZ

Art by BRETT BOOTH, NORM RAPMUND, JAE LEE, KENNETH ROCAFORT, PHILIP TAN, R.B. SILVA and others

Cover by JAE LEE

On sale NOVEMBER 12 • 224 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Issues #5-9 of the hit series are collected, along with BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 and WORLDS’ FINEST #20-21 – the “First Contact” crossover epic! The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel uncover the Toymaster’s plot to create a secret, potentially deadly element in his new video game that brings to life characters created by players. And these new beings have only one goal: To kill Batman. Guest-starring the Worlds’ Finest duo of Power Girl and Huntress.

 

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 5: THE BIG BURN HC

Written by PETER J. TOMASI

Art by PATRICK GLEASON, GUILLEM MARCH, MICK GRAY and others

Cover by PATRICK GLEASON

On sale NOVEMBER 26 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

The origin of Two-Face begins as Batman finds himself in the crossfire of a vengeful war between Two-Face and mobster Erin McKillen! Both are hellbent on killing each other and anyone else who dares to step between them. Don’t miss these explosive tales from BATMAN AND TWO-FACE #24-28 and BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #2.

 

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 5 – GOTHTOPIA HC

Written by JOHN LAYMAN, BRAD MELTZER, GREGG HURWITZ, PETER J. TOMASI, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, MIKE W. BARR, SCOTT SNYDER and others

Art by JASON FABOK, AARON LOPRESTI, ART THIBERT, BRYAN HITCH, NEAL ADAMS,IAN BERTRAM, FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA, GUILLEM MARCH, SEAN MURPHY and others

Cover by CHRIS BURNHAM

On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US

Who – or what – has created this twisted vision of the Dark Knight’s hometown? As far as anyone knows, Gotham City is and always has been a crime-free utopia, patrolled by the white-clad Batman and his sidekick, Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catbird. Don’t miss the strange adventure from DETECTIVE COMICS #25-29, including the amazing DETECTIVE COMICS #27!

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000 VOL. 1: YESTERDAY LIVES TP

Written by KEITH GIFFEN and J.M. DeMATTEIS

Art by HOWARD PORTER, RAYMUND BERMUDEZ and WAYNE FAUCHER

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale OCTOBER 15 • 176 pg, FC, $16.99 US

In the far-flung future of the year 3000, the Justice League still stands! Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern comprise the team, but how could these heroes still exist a millennium from now? Find out in these stories from issues #1-7 of the thrilling new series!

 

TEEN TITANS: A CELEBRATON OF 50 YEARS HC

Written by BOB HANEY, MARV WOLFMAN, GEOFF JOHNS and others

Art by NICK CARDY, GEORGE PEREZ, MIKE McKONE and others

Cover by GEORGE PEREZ

On sale NOVEMBER 5 • 400 pg, FC, $75.00 US

TEEN TITANS: A CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS collects a wide range of stories featuring comics’ greatest teen superteam, including Nightwing, Cyborg, Superboy, Beast Boy, Starfire, Raven and more! This anthology collects stories from some of the industry’s legendary talents, including Marv Wolfman, George Pérez and Geoff Johns.

 

GOTHAM CITY SIRENS BOOK ONE TP

Written by PAUL DINI, SCOTT LOBDELL, MARC ANDREYKO and TONY BEDARD

Art by GUILLEM MARCH, DAVID LOPEZ, ALVARO LOPEZ, ANDRES GUINALDO, RAUL FERNANDEZ, PETER NGUYEN and JACK PURCELL

Cover by GUILLEM MARCH

On sale OCTOBER 22 • 320 pg, FC, $24.99 US

In this new collection of GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #1-13, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are tired of playing by other people’s rules regardless of which side of the law they’re on. These tough ladies have a new agenda that’s all their own, and they’ll use any means necessary to pursue it. But can they get along and work as a team? And who will get hurt along the way?

 

BATMAN NOIR: THE LONG HALLOWEEN HC

Written by JEPH LOEB

Art and cover by TIM SALE

On sale OCTOBER 1 • 384 pg, B&W, 7.5” x 11.5” • $49.99 US

This landmark 14-issue epic is collected in a brand new noir edition that spotlights the artwork of Tim Sale, as the Dark Knight hunts a mysterious serial killer who strikes only on holidays. Includes appearances by Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, The Joker and many of Batman’s greatest foes!

 

BATMAN ‘66 VOL. 1 TP

Written by JEFF PARKER

Art by JONATHAN CASE, TY TEMPLETON, RUBEN PROCOPIO and others

Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

On sale OCTOBER 15 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Put on your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi” back to the Swingin’ ‘60s as DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV show! In this hardcover collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series, The Dynamic Duo takes on The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, The Mad Hatter, The Joker, and more of the world’s most colorful Bat-villains!

 

TEEN TITANS GO!: TITANS TOGETHER TP NEW PRINTING

Written by J. TORRES

Art by MIKE NORTON, TODD NAUCK and others

Cover by TODD NAUCK

On sale OCTOBER 1 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US

The all-ages collection featuring TEEN TITANS GO! #27-32 is back in print, with the team’s battles with Jinx, Mas y Menos, Dr. Light and more! Plus, appearances by the Doom Patrol and Nightwing!

 

 

BATMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION HC

Written by DOUG MOENCH

Art by KELLEY JONES, JOHN BEATTY and others

Cover by KELLEY JONES

Advance solicit • On sale NOVEMBER • 248 pg, FC • 12” x 17” • $125.00 US

Graphitti Designs proudly launches their new, large-format hardcover book series with BATMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION. For the first time ever, Dark Knight fans and collectors will have the opportunity to see and own museum-quality reproductions of memorable Batman art…as it was originally conceived by the artist. Printed in color from high-resolution scans of the actual original art, this first entry in Graphitti Designs’ new Gallery Editions line replicates the look, feel and attitude of the artwork. Every page is reproduced at original size on heavy paper stock, capturing the artwork – stray pencil marks, whiteout, coffee stains and all! The pages are alive with all of the subtleties and nuances one would expect from investment-quality original comic art. BATMAN: KELLEY JONES GALLERY EDITION is the first in a series of deluxe, hardcover books from Graphitti Designs that faithfully reproduces the original art from select, key DC Comics series. This inaugural volume contains the covers and interior pages from BATMAN #515 through #525, minus the interior of issue #520, which Kelley did not draw. These stories are written by Doug Moench, with most pages inked by John Beatty. Graphitti Designs’ Gallery Editions reproduce the look, feel and attitude of the original art as it was originally created by the artist. Though it appears to be printed in black and white, the contents of these books are sourced from high-resolution, full color scans taken directly from the artwork. Each high-quality, Smythe-sewn hardcover book captures every detail of the art at actual-size, and are printed at 200 line-screen on a rich, heavy paper stock. Replicating the original art experience is our goal. Our Gallery Editions are the next best thing to holding the original art in your hands – and easier on the wallet, too!

 

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