DC Comics has released some advanced solicitations for Batman-related graphic novels and trade releases that will be available throughout the months of April, May and June 2016. Several of these are for collected editions of current and former ongoing titles (Harley Quinn Vol 4 HC, Batman and Robin Vol 7 TP , Grayson Vol 3 TP, and Catwoman Vol 5 TP) as well as other collected editions that predate or outside the current main DC line (Batman ’66 Vol 4 TP, JLA Vol 8 TP, and Teen Titans Go! Heroes on Patrol TP).
Other noteworthy titles for TBU fans include a collected edition hardcover The Joker: Endgame which collects the entire Endgame story arc from the pages of Batman as well as all of the tie in issues from other TBU ongoing titles, a new trade paperback of Volume 2 of Batman: War Games, and a new omnibus of JLA stories from the Silver Age.
See the full list of these advanced solicitations below
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
On sale APRIL 6 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US
The epic “Death of the Family” begins in this story, reprinted for just $1.00 from BATMAN #13, with pages from the 2016 edition of the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE!
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: JLA #1
Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by HOWARD PORTER and JOHN DELL
On sale APRIL 20 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US
Grant Morrison ushered in a new era for the World’s Greatest Heroes in JLA #1, reprinted here for just $1.00 with pages from the 2016 edition of the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE! This tale introduces the Hyperclan, who come to Earth posing as saviors, but are in reality a dire threat to all of humanity!
HARLEY QUINN VOL. 4: A CALL TO ARMS HC
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by CHAD HARDIN, JOHN TIMMS, BRET BLEVINS, MORITAT, MIKE MANLEY and others
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
On sale JUNE 22 • 176 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys are hitting the road! As if Hollywood wasn’t weird enough already, now Harley’s made her way to Tinseltown, and she’s about to have the most destructive fifteen minutes of fame ever. Will the industry survive Harley’s Hollywood hijinks, or will the City of Angels fall from grace? And will Coney Island be able to contain Harley’s newfound celebrity status? Find out in these tales from issues #17-21 and the HARLEY QUINN ROAD TRIP SPECIAL #1.
THE JOKER: ENDGAME TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, BECKY CLOONAN, CAMERON STEWART, BRENDEN FLETCHER, BRIAN BUCCELLATO, FRANK TIERI and others
Art by GREG CAPULLO, KELLEY JONES, GRAHAM NOLAN, JOHN McCREA, SAM KIETH, DUSTIN NGUYEN, ROGE ANTONIO, JEFF STOKEY, BENGAL and others
Cover by GREG CAPULLO and DANNY MIKI
On sale MAY 18 • 312 pg, FC, $24.99 US
Gotham City is overrun by Jokerized victims, and The Joker himself is prowling the streets. Even as Batman confronts the Clown Prince of Crime, ordinary citizens and Arkham inmates must confront the mark The Joker has left on the city and themselves. Is anyone truly safe? This jam-packed collection features stories from BATMAN #35-40, BATMAN ANNUAL #3, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME #1, BATGIRL: ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1 and ARKHAM MANOR: ENDGAME #1.
BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 7: ROBIN RISES TP
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by PATRICK GLEASON, MICK GRAY, ANDY KUBERT, JONATHAN GLAPION and others
Cover by PATRICK GLEASON
On sale MAY 4 • 240 pg, FC, $19.99 US
After Damian’s body is stolen by alien hordes, Batman must face down Darkseid himself to recover his son’s body! Collects issues #35-40, ROBIN RISES: ALPHA #1, ANNUAL #3, BATMAN AND ROBIN: FUTURES END #1 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #4.
GRAYSON VOL. 3: NEMESIS TP
Written by TIM SEELEY and TOM KING
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale MAY 11 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
In these stories from issues #9-12, ANNUAL #1 and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: HAWKMAN #2, Grayson faces some of his most difficult challenges! Not only must he take on Lex Luthor, and risk losing his position with Spyral, but Dick learns that to save Agent 1 he must face off with…himself! And who is the mysterious shadow leader behind Spyral, and what does he want with Dick? The super-spy finds himself in a clandestine hunt for the true identity of Agent Zero!
BATMAN: WAR GAMES VOL. 2 TP
Written by ED BRUBAKER, BILL WILLINGHAM and others
Art by PETE WOODS, BRAD WALKER, MIKE HUDDLESTON and others
Cover by JAE LEE • On sale MAY 18 • 520 pg, FC, $34.99 US
Gotham City is in chaos after a string of violence. It’s up to Batman—with the help of his allies and the GCPD—to keep the city from plunging into the depths of depravity! This new edition includes DETECTIVE COMICS #798, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #183, NIGHTWING #97, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #57, ROBIN #130, BATGIRL #56, CATWOMAN #35-36 and BATMAN #633.
BATMAN ‘66 VOL. 4 TP
Written by JEFF PARKER, LEN WEIN, HARLAN ELLISON and MIKE W. BARR
Art by RUBEN PROCOPIO, MICHAEL AVON OEMING, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 11 • 256 pg, FC, $19.99 US
In these tales from BATMAN ‘66 #17-22, the Dynamic Duo team up with Barbara Gordon to take on The Bookworm, a deranged zombie-creating professor, Lord Death Man and The Joker. And in BATMAN ’66: THE LOST EPISODE #1, an outline for an episode of the original
TV series introducing Two-Face is adapted to comics for the first time!
CATWOMAN VOL. 5: BACKWARD MASKING TP
Written by WILL PFEIFER
Art by PETE WOODS, DAVID LOPEZ, ALVARO LOPEZ and others
Cover by ADAM HUGHES
On sale MAY 11 • 376 pg, FC, $24.99 US
After Zatanna reveals new information to Selina, how will she fight off the Black Mask and save those she loves? And after a yearlong break, Selina Kyle returns with a child! Who is the father—and what does this mean for Catwoman? Find out in these tales from issues #50-65!
JLA VOL. 8 TP
Written by JOHN BYRNE, CHRIS CLAREMONT, JOE KELLY and CHUCK AUSTIN
Art by JOHN BYRNE, JERRY ORDWAY, DOUG MAHNKE, TOM NGUYEN and RON GARNEY
Cover by JOHN BYRNE and JERRY ORDWAY
On sale MAY 4 • 360 pg, FC, $24.99 US
In this collection of JLA #94-106 and SECRET FILES 2004 #1, the team is under attack from a coven of vampires known as the Circle—and it’s only a matter of time before one of them will fall! And the JLA is forced to face their own failures—but can they help each other process the pain and go on?
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SILVER AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC
Written by GARDNER FOX and DENNIS O’NEIL
Art by MIKE SEKOWSKY and others
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
On sale JUNE 29 • 1,056 pg, FC, $99.99 US
In these epics from JLA #31-76 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #75, the world’s greatest superheroes face Brain Storm, the Key, the Royal Flush Gang, Felix Faust, and numerous threats from across the cosmos! Guest-starring Metamorpho, the Justice Society of America and more!
TEEN TITANS GO!: HEROES ON PATROL TP NEW EDITION
Written by ADAM BEECHEN and J. TORRES
Art by TODD NAUCK, DAVE BULLOCK and others
Cover by DAVE BULLOCK
On sale MAY 25 • 144 pg, FC, $12.99 US
In these epics from issues #7-12 now printed at DC’s standard format, Starfire’s sister Blackfire comes for a visit, Starfire and Beast Boy’s new clothes have a sinister effect on anyone who sees them, and more!