DC Comics Solicitations - On Sale May 2019

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ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE VOL. 1 HC

ABSOLUTE SWAMP THING BY ALAN MOORE VOL. 1 HC


art by ALAN MOORE written by STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN, SHAWN McMANUS, DAN DAY, RICK VEITCH, ALFREDO ALCALA and others cover by STEPHEN BISSETTE and JOHN TOTLEBEN Alan Moore’s legendary run of Swamp Thing tales is collected in Absolute format at last, completely recolored for this new edition! This first of three volumes includes Moore’s first Swamp Thing story, issue #20’s “Loose Ends,” a prelude to his haunting origin story, “The Anatomy Lesson,” which reshapes Swamp Thing’s mythology with terrifying revelations. Collects Saga Of The Swamp Thing #20-34 and Swamp Thing Annual #2. RESOLICIT | ON SALE 10.16.19 $99.99 US | 448 PAGES | 8.25” x 12.5” FC | MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-8493-0 This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled.



BATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE SAGA (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP

BATMAN: THE BLACK GLOVE SAGA (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP


written by GRANT MORRISON art by ANDY KUBERT, J.H. WILLIAMS III, TONY S. DANIEL, CHRIS BURNHAM and others new cover by ANDY KUBERT This DC Essential Edition collects the “Batman & Son” epic and the “Black Glove” saga in one volume for the first time! Batman is in for the shock of his life when he discovers that he has a son, Damian! Then, mysterious Batman impostors are appearing throughout Gotham City. To solve this enigma, Batman must confront the childhood trauma that made him the Dark Knight—the murder of his parents on that fateful night in Crime Alley. Collects BATMAN #655-658 and #663-675 and stories from 52 #30 and #47, along with pages from “The Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul” from BATMAN BY GRANT MORRISON OMNIBUS VOL. 1. ON SALE 06.19.19 $24.99 US | 448 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9120-4



BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP


written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER main edition cover by JASON FABOK international edition cover by MIKEL JANIN The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is now available in trade paperback! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here! Retailers: The main cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada. The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region. ON SALE 06.19.19 $14.99 US | 96 PAGES | FC MAIN EDITION ISBN: 978-1-4012-9429-8 INTERNATIONAL EDITION ISBN: 978-1-4012-9861-6



BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP

BATMAN/THE FLASH: THE BUTTON TP


written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and TOM KING art by JASON FABOK and HOWARD PORTER main edition cover by JASON FABOK international edition cover by MIKEL JANIN The explosive storyline from BATMAN #21-22 and THE FLASH #21-22 is now available in trade paperback! The Dark Knight and the Fastest Man Alive, the two greatest detectives on any world, unite to explore the mystery behind a certain blood-stained smiley button embedded in the Batcave wall. What starts as a simple investigation turns deadly when the secrets of the button prove irresistible to an unwelcome third party—and it’s not who anyone suspects! It’s a mystery woven through time, and the ticking clock starts here! Retailers: The main cover is available only to accounts in the U.S. and Canada. The International Edition may be ordered by retailers in any region. ON SALE 06.19.19 $14.99 US | 96 PAGES | FC MAIN EDITION ISBN: 978-1-4012-9429-8 INTERNATIONAL EDITION ISBN: 978-1-4012-9861-6



BATMAN YEAR ONE TP NEW EDITION

BATMAN YEAR ONE TP NEW EDITION


written by FRANK MILLER art and cover by DAVID MAZZUCCHELLI The classic Batman tale is back from DC Black Label! In his first year on the job, Batman feels his way around a Gotham City far darker than the one he left. His solemn vow to extinguish the town’s criminal element is only half the battle; along with Lieutenant James Gordon, the Dark Knight must also fight a police force more corrupt than the scum in the streets. Collects BATMAN #404-407. ON SALE 05.29.19 $16.99 US | 144 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9122-8



BATMAN: DAMNED HC

BATMAN: DAMNED HC


written by BRIAN AZZARELLO art and cover by LEE BERMEJO The first new series from DC Black Label is collected in a spectacular new hardcover! The Joker is dead. There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery. Problem is, Batman can’t remember…and the more he digs into this labyrinthian case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering. So who better to set him straight than…John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker. BATMAN: DAMNED is an epic supernatural horror graphic novel told by two of comics’ greatest modern storytellers, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. The DC Black Label collected edition is available in comic shops September 4 with an unabridged narrative and revised periodical art. This new collection includes a sketch gallery and other bonus features. ON SALE 09.04.19 $29.99 US | 160 PAGES FC | APPROX. 8.5“ x 10.875” MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-9140-2



 DC COMICS: THE ART OF JIM LEE VOL. 1 HC

DC COMICS: THE ART OF JIM LEE VOL. 1 HC


art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and others cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS This new, oversize art book captures some of Jim Lee’s most dynamic artwork from his decades in the comics industry. From his early work with WildStorm Productions to his recent turns drawing the greatest heroes in the DC Universe, this title collects hundreds covers and behind-the-scenes art from the artist’s career. See why Jim Lee is considered the greatest comics artist of his generation with this extraordinary collection! ON SALE 11.27.19 $39.99 US | 416 PAGES FC | 7.0625” x 10.875” ISBN: 978-1-4012-8593-7 This title was previously solicited as GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF JIM LEE.



 DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: FRANK CHO TP

DC POSTER PORTFOLIO: FRANK CHO TP


art and cover by FRANK CHO DC spotlights top cover artists with the new POSTER PORTFOLIO series, continuing with acclaimed illustrator Frank Cho! This collection includes 20 of Cho’s most memorable DC covers starring Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman and more! Printed on heavy cardstock paper at a big 12 inches by 16 inches, the pages of the POSTER PORTFOLIOS are easily removed from the binding and are suitable for framing. ON SALE 11.13.19 $24.99 US | 42 PAGES FC | 12” x 16” ISBN: 978-1-4012-9490-8



 DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC

DETECTIVE COMICS #1000 DELUXE EDITION HC


written by PETER J. TOMASI, BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, TOM KING, PAUL DINI, WARREN ELLIS, GEOFF JOHNS, DENNIS O’NEIL, CHRISTOPHER PRIEST, KEVIN SMITH, SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, ROBERT VENDITTI and others art by DOUG MAHNKE, NEAL ADAMS, GREG CAPULLO, TONY S. DANIEL, STEVE EPTING, KELLEY JONES, JIM LEE, ALEX MALEEV, DUSTIN NGUYEN, JOELLE JONES, ALVARO MARTINEZ, STEVEN SEGOVIA and others cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS The amazing 1000th issue of DETECTIVE COMICS is collected in this new Deluxe Edition hardcover, including a new story written by Robert Venditti with art by Steven Segovia! This amazing collection is stacked with an unbelievable lineup of talent that will take you on a journey through Batman’s past, present and future...plus a sensational epilogue that features the first-ever DC Universe appearance of the deadly Arkham Knight! But who is under the mask? And why do they want Batman dead? The incredible future of Batman adventures begins here! ON SALE 06.12.19 $19.99 US | 168 PAGES FC | 7.0625” x 10.875” ISBN: 978-1-4012-9419-9



 THE DREAMING VOL. 1: PATHWAYS AND EMANATIONS TP

THE DREAMING VOL. 1: PATHWAYS AND EMANATIONS TP


written by SIMON SPURRIER and NEIL GAIMAN art by BILQUIS EVELY and ABIGAIL LARSON cover by JAE LEE In these tales from The Dreaming #1-6 and THE Sandman Universe Special #1, Lord Daniel’s absence triggers crimes and calamities that consume the lives of those already tangled in his fate. Until he is found, his realm’s residents must protect its broken borders alone. But the most senior story-tellers are tormented by invasive secrets, Lucien is doubting his own mind, and beyond the gates, something horrific awaits with tooth and talon. ON SALE 06.05.19 $16.99 US | 200 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9117-4 MATURE READERS



 HAWKMAN VOL. 1: AWAKENING TP

HAWKMAN VOL. 1: AWAKENING TP


written by ROBERT VENDITTI art by BRYAN HITCH and others cover by STJEPAN SEJIC Spinning out of the events of Dark Nights: Metal! An explorer of the ancient and unknown, Hawkman finds himself embroiled in a long-standing mision to discover the true purpose of his many reincarnations. Carter Hall will race around the globe trying to piece together an ancient prophecy, but will he be able to face down his own past lives lurking around every corner? Collects Hawkman #1-6. ON SALE 06.12.19 $16.99 US | 160 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9144-0



 IMAGINARY FIENDS TP

IMAGINARY FIENDS TP


written by TIM SEELEY art by STEPHEN MOLNAR cover by RICHARD PACE “Polly Peachpit.” Those were the words 10-year-old Brinke Calle said when she was found covered in her own blood by the woods in rural Cannon Falls. Her best friend, Melba, had just attempted to murder her because a spider girl named Polly Peachpit told her to. Since that day, Melba has spent seven years in a mental health facility. Tomorrow is her 18th birthday. Tomorrow she’ll be transferred to a federal prison. Tomorrow her real sentence will begin. That is, until she receives a visit from FBI Agent Virgil Crockett. Crockett explains that there is another world beyond ours, where hungry, spectral aliens stalk the minds of the impressionable and weak. These things, called IMPs (Interdimensional Mental Parasites) feed on compliance. They convince hosts to do things for them, and the more they feed, the stronger they become. More IMPs stream into the world each day, invisible to everyone but his or her hosts. ON SALE 06.05.19 $16.99 US | 144 PAGES FC | MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-9284-3



 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC


written by TOM TAYLOR and BRIAN BUCCELLATO art by BRUNO REDONDO, MIKE S. MILLER, JHEREMY RAAPACK and others cover by BRUNO REDONDO The best-selling comics series based on the video game franchise are collected in a massive omnibus edition including Injustice: Gods Among Us #1-12, Injustice: Gods Among Us Annual #1, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two #1-12, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Two Annual #1, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three #1-12 and Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Three Annual #1. ON SALE 11.13.19 $125.00 US | 1,104 PAGES FC | 7.0625” x 10.875” ISBN: 978-1-4012-9498-4



 JLA: TOWER OF BABEL (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP

JLA: TOWER OF BABEL (DC ESSENTIAL EDITION) TP


written by MARK WAID art by HOWARD PORTER, STEVE SCOTT and others new cover by HOWARD PORTER The JLA faces its greatest challenge—treason within their own ranks! If the team survives, can they ever trust Batman again? And after being thwarted over and over again, Ra’s al Ghul seeks to distract Batman by stealing the bodies of his dead parents while he enacts his nefarious plot! Collects JLA #43-46 and stories from JLA Secret Files #3. ON SALE 06.26.19 $16.99 US | 128 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9184-6



LUCIFER VOL. 1: THE INFERNAL COMEDY TP

LUCIFER VOL. 1: THE INFERNAL COMEDY TP


written by DAN WATTERS and NEIL GAIMAN art by SEBASTIAN FIUMARA and MAX FIUMARA cover by JOCK This is the one true tale of what befell the Prince of Lies, the Bringer of Light—Lucifer. The blind, destitute old man, who lives in a small boarding house in a quiet little town, where nothing is quite what it seems and no one can leave. He’s trapped, you see? Trapped in a bizarre prison with no memory of how he got there or why. He has no recollection of setting out to find his offspring. He also does not remember that if he does not find him it could be the end of all things. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a cop who may have brain cancer is tasked with a mission: find and kill Lucifer. Collects Lucifer #1-6 and The Sandman Universe Special #1. ON SALE 06.19.19 $16.99 US | 200 PAGES FC | MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-9133-4



LUTHOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP

LUTHOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP


written by BRIAN AZZARELLO art by LEE BERMEJO, MICK GRAY and KARL STORY cover by LEE BERMEJO Collected from the five-issue miniseries LEX LUTHOR: MAN OF STEEL by the writer/artist team behind BATMAN: DAMNED, LUTHOR reveals why the genius villain chooses to be the proverbial thorn in the Man of Steel’s side: to save humanity from the untrustworthy alien being. Includes new additional story pages, sketch material and more! ON SALE 06.26.19 $14.99 US | 144 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-5818-4



  THE MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP

THE MAN OF STEEL BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS TP


written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS art by IVAN REIS, JOE PRADO, EVAN “DOC” SHANER, RYAN SOOK, KEVIN MAGUIRE, ADAM HUGHES, JASON FABOK, JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ and others cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO A new era begins for Superman as a threat from his earliest origins reemerges to destroy the Last Son of Krypton. As Superman struggles to come to grips with what has happened to his wife and son, he must also face a new threat that’s determined to burn down Metropolis! The six-issue weekly series written by Brian Michael Bendis is collected, along with the prelude story from DC NATION #0. ON SALE 06.26.19 $17.99 US | 184 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9173-0



 NIGHTWING: KNIGHT TERRORS TP

NIGHTWING: KNIGHT TERRORS TP


written by BENJAMIN PERCY, SCOTT LOBDELL, FABIAN NICIEZA and others art by TRAVIS MOORE, CHRIS MOONEYHAM, GARRY BROWN and others cover by CHRIS MOONEYHAM A young Dick Grayson hopes to escape the shadow of the Bat and earn the title of Nightwing, while an older Dick Grayson must deal with a blow he did not see coming. A common enemy unites the timelines: the Scarecrow! This story explores the mythology and nightmarish development of classic Batman villain Dr. Jonathan Crane! This great new jumping-on point is perfect for readers wanting to catch up with Dick Grayson! Collects issues #50-56. ON SALE 06.05.19 $19.99 US | 192 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9128-0



 OLD LADY HARLEY TP

OLD LADY HARLEY TP


written by FRANK TIERI art by INAKI MIRANDA cover by MAURICET After liberating New York City from her now-feral Gang of Harleys, poor Harley wants nothing more than to slip back into retirement in her coastal (and heavily guarded) paradise. But the Laughing Boys gang has another idea—they’ll follow her to the ends of the Earth, to drag her back to their leader! It can’t actually be...him! Right?! He couldn’t possibly still be alive, could he? After all...Harley killed him herself with her bare hands! Should she turn to President Power Girl for help? Or flee to the 51st state, Atlantis? Step into an insane vision of a future DC Universe we all better hope we don’t live to see! Collects the five-issue miniseries and HARLEY QUINN #42! ON SALE 06.26.19 $16.99 US | 152 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9216-4



 POWERS BOOK FIVE TP NEW EDITION

POWERS BOOK FIVE TP NEW EDITION


written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING In these stories from POWERS #19-30 and ANNUAL #1, all powers cases are now federal cases. Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are now federal agents and must learn to live by the new rules. Will this new life close the closet full of skeletons Deena carries with her? Nope. Walker and Deana are up to their necks in the most dangerous chase of their careers when they’re faced with a case so dangerous it will take more than just their expertise to solve. Also, Deena is pregnant! So there’s that. Get on board the series that shows cops and capes like you’ve never seen them before! ON SALE 06.05.19 $29.99 US | 464 PAGES FC | MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-9127-3



 RED HOOD: OUTLAW VOL. 1: UNDERLIFE TP

RED HOOD: OUTLAW VOL. 1: UNDERLIFE TP


written by SCOTT LOBDELL art by PETE WOODS and CLAYTON HENRY cover by YASMINE PUTRI Banished from Gotham City and estranged from the Outlaws, Red Hood takes up residence in Appleton, a town that’s a secret haven for criminals. And when he gets his hands on a crowbar and starts handing out some bloody justice, it really stirs up the hornet’s nest...Now rogue players in the Underlife decide to team to take him down. Collects Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2 and RED HOOD: OUTLAW #26-31 and a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes artwork. ON SALE 06.19.19 $19.99 US | 208 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9285-0



 THE SANDMAN VOL. 9: THE KINDLY ONES 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP

THE SANDMAN VOL. 9: THE KINDLY ONES 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION TP


written by NEIL GAIMAN art by Marc Hempel, Richard Case, D’Israeli, Teddy Kristiansen, Glyn Dillon, Charles Vess, Dean Ormston and Kevin Nowlan new cover by DAVE McKEAN In the longest-ever SANDMAN story, Morpheus becomes the prey of the Furies—avenging spirits who torment those who spill family blood. A journey both begins and ends for the Lord of Dreams as threads and pieces building since the beginning of the series finally come together in a thrilling climax that forever changes the world of The Sandman. ON SALE 06.26.19 $19.99 US | 352 PAGES FC | MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-9174-7



SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS THE OZ EFFECT TP

SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS THE OZ EFFECT TP


written by DAN JURGENS art by VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC and RYAN SOOK cover by NICK BRADSHAW Since the dawn of the Rebirth era, Mr. Oz has been plotting against DC’s heroes. But when Mr. Oz at last steps from the shadows, his true identity rocks the Man of Steel to his core. And if Superman refuses to join Mr. Oz’s cause, maybe Superboy will! The stakes are raised when the Last Son of Krypton is forced to choose between his son and his adopted home planet. Collects ACTION COMICS #985-992. ON SALE 06.12.19 $19.99 US | 192 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-8786-3



  THE TERRIFICS VOL. 2: TOM STRONG AND THE TERRIFICS TP

THE TERRIFICS VOL. 2: TOM STRONG AND THE TERRIFICS TP


art by DALE EAGLESHAM, JOSE LUIS, VIKTOR BOGDANOVIC, JOE BENNETT and EVAN “DOC” SHANER written by JEFF LEMIRE, MARK RUSSELL, GENE LUEN YANG and JAMES ASMUS cover by DALE EAGLESHAM In Millennium City, the Terrifics are horrified as they find Tom Strong’s lab destroyed and his loyal A.I. aide Pneuman shattered into pieces. To make matters worse, a mystical cosmic tree transports the team to the other end of the universe! Collects THE TERRIFICS #7-12 plus stories from THE TERRIFICS ANNUAL #1. ON SALE 06.12.19 $16.99 US | 160 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9148-8



 TITANS VOL. 6: INTO THE BLEED TP

TITANS VOL. 6: INTO THE BLEED TP


written by DAN ABNETT art by BRUNO REDONDO, CLAYTON HENRY, MINKYU JUNG and others cover by CLAYTON HENRY Stranded on an alien planet, the Teen Titans are forced to fight their own inner demons. Then, the Titans must square off against a savage and gargantuan Beast Boy! Can the Titans maintain their fractured team in the face of extraterrestrial adversity and sinister secrets coming to light? Collects issues #29-36. ON SALE 06.19.19 $19.99 US | 192 PAGES FC | ISBN: 978-1-4012-9167-9



 THE UNITED STATES VS. MURDER, INC. VOL. 1 TP

THE UNITED STATES VS. MURDER, INC. VOL. 1 TP


written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS art and cover by MICHAEL AVON OEMING Years ago, the five families of organized crime had such a stranglehold over the American public that the U.S. government found itself forced to give up part of the country or lose all of it. Now the unrest between America and the families has come to a boil. A war is about to come—a war no one is ready for. Newly made man Valentine Gallo and mob hit woman Jagger Rose find themselves torn over which side of the war they want to be on. Collects the new six-issue miniseries! ON SALE 06.12.19 $16.99 US | 160 PAGES FC | MATURE READERS ISBN: 978-1-4012-9150-1



 WONDER WOMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC

WONDER WOMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC


written by WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON art by H.G. PETER cover by MICHAEL CHO In these tales from the late 1940s, Wonder Woman travels back to the 19th century to save a tribe of Incan women, helps a boxer who’s accused of murder, breaks up a ring of counterfeiters and more! Plus, Wonder Woman and the Holliday Girls accidentally land on Mercury and must find a way home. Collects Sensation Comics #70-89, Wonder Woman #26-34 and Comic Cavalcade #23-29. ON SALE 11.06.19 $125.00 US | 816 PAGES FC | 7.0625” x 10.875” ISBN: 978-1-4012-9479-3