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201201270155 DC updates New 52 collection plans
Ending some speculation, DC released an updated schedule for New 52 collections, and even the red shirt six titles that already joined the hall of heroes WILL be collected in their entirety — all eight issues of Omac, Static Shock, etc, will be collected. Nice move there, actually.

Coming in May 2012:



JUSTICE LEAGUE VOLUME 1: ORIGIN HC
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Jim Lee and Scott Williams
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6
$24.99 US, 176 pg

ANIMAL MAN VOLUME 1: THE HUNT   TP
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artists: Travel Foreman, Jeff Huet and John Paul Leon
Collects: ANIMAL MAN #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

BATMAN VOLUME 1: THE COURT OF OWLS HC
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artists: Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion
Collects: BATMAN #1-7
$24.99 US, 176 pg

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOLUME 1: THE SIGNAL MASTERS   TP
Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan and Marco Castiello
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1: SINESTRO  HC
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Collects: GREEN LANTERN #1-6
$24.99 US, 160 pg

CATWOMAN VOLUME 1: THE GAME  TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artist: Guillem March
Collects: CATWOMAN #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

STORMWATCH VOLUME 1: THE DARK SIDE TP
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artists: Miguel Sepulveda and Al Barrionuevo
Collects: STORMWATCH #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

GREEN ARROW VOLUME 1: THE MIDAS TOUCH TP
Writers: J.T. Krul, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens
Artists: Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Ignacio Calero and Ray McCarthy
Collects: GREEN ARROW #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

WONDER WOMAN VOLUME 1: BLOOD   HC
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artists: Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins
Collects: WONDER WOMAN #1-6
$24.99 US, 160 pg

Coming in June 2012:



BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS VOLUME 1: FACES OF DEATH HC
Writer: Tony S. Daniel
Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Ryan Winn and Sandu Florea
Collects: DETECTIVE COMICS #1-7
$24.99 US, 176 pg

RED LANTERNS VOLUME 1: BLOOD AND RAGE  TP
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artists: Ed Benes, Rob Hunter and Diego Bernard
Collects: RED LANTERNS #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

BATWOMAN VOL. 1: HYDROLOGY HC
Writers: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman
Artist: J.H. Williams III and Amy Reeder
Collects: BATWOMAN #0-5
$22.99 US, 144 pg

MISTER TERRIFIC VOL. 1: MIND GAMES TP
Writer: Eric Wallace
Artists: Giancarlo Gugliotta, Wayne Faucher, Scott Clark, Dave Beaty and Oliver Nome
Collects: MISTER TERRIFIC #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE VOLUME 1: WAR OF THE MONSTERS  TP
Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Alberto Ponticelli
Collects: FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

STATIC SHOCK VOL. 1: SUPERCHARGED TP
Writer: Scott McDaniel and John Rozum
Artists: Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens
Collects: STATIC SHOCK #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

LEGION OF SUPERHEROES VOLUME 1: HOSTILE WORLD TP
Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Francis Portela, Walter Simonson and Dan Green
Collects: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

Coming in July 2012:



BATMAN AND ROBIN VOLUME 1: BORN TO KILL  HC
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray
Collects: BATMAN AND ROBIN #1-8
$22.99 US, 192 pg

SUICIDE SQUAD VOLUME 1: KICKED IN THE TEETH TP
Writer: Adam Glass
Artists: Federico Dallocchio, Tom Raney and Clayton Henry
Collects: SUICIDE SQUAD #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

BATGIRL VOLUME 1: THE DARKEST REFLECTION  HC
Writer: Gail Simone
Artists: Ardian Syaf and Vicente Sifuentes
Collects: BATGIRL #1-6
$22.99 US, 144 pg

DEMON KNIGHTS VOLUME 1: SEVEN AGAINST THE DARK  TP
Writer: Paul Cornell
Artists: Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert and Mike Choi
Collects: DEMON KNIGHTS #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

BATWING VOLUME 1: THE LOST KINGDOM  TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Ben Oliver and ChrisCross
Collects: BATWING #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

MEN OF WAR VOL. 1: UNEASY COMPANY TP
Writers: Ivan Brandon, Jonathan Vankin, B. Clay Moore, Matt Kindt and John Arcudi
Artists: Tom Derenick, Phil Winslade, Paul McCaffrey, Patrick Scherbeger, Dan Green and Richard Corben
Collects: MEN OF WAR #1-8
$19.99 US, 256 pg

GRIFTER VOLUME 1: MOST WANTED TP
Writer: Nathan Edmondson
Artists: Cafu, Jason Gorder, Scott Clark and Dave Beaty
Collects: GRIFTER #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

Coming in August 2012:



SUPERMAN: ACTION COMICS VOLUME 1: SUPERMAN AND THE MEN OF STEEL HC
Writers: Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists: Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, Brent Anderson, Gene Ha, Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang
Collects: ACTION COMICS #1-8
$24.99 US, 200 pg

SUPERBOY VOLUME 1: INCUBATION TP
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artists: R.B. Silva and Rob Lean
Collects: SUPERBOY #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

DEATHSTROKE VOLUME 1: LEGACY  TP
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artists: Joe Bennett and Art Thibert
Collects: DEATHSTROKE #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

O.M.A.C. VOL. 1: OMACTIVATE! TP
Writers: Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen
Artists: Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish
Collects: O.M.A.C. #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

HAWK AND DOVE VOL. 1: FIRST STRIKES TP
Writers: Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld
Artist: Rob Liefeld
Collects: HAWK AND DOVE #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

SWAMP THING VOLUME 1: RAISE THEM BONES  TP
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artists: Yanick Paquette, Victor Ibanez and Marco Rudy
Collects: SWAMP THING #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

RESURRECTION MAN VOLUME 1: DEAD AGAIN  TP
Writers: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Artists: Fernando Dagnino and Fernando Blanco
Collects: RESURRECTION MAN #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

Coming in September 2012:


AQUAMAN VOLUME 1: THE TRENCH  HC
Writer: Geoff Johns
Artists: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado
Collects: AQUAMAN #1-6
$22.99 US, 144 pg

TEEN TITANS VOLUME 1: IT’S OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT  TP
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artists: Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund
Collects: TEEN TITANS #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

BIRDS OF PREY VOLUME 1: TROUBLE IN MIND  TP
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Artists: Jesus Saiz and Javier Pina
Collects: BIRDS OF PREY #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOLUME 1: GOD PARTICLE  TP
Writers: Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver
Artist: Yildiray Cinar and Norm Rapmund
Collects: THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOLUME 1: FEARSOME HC
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna and Geraldo Borges
Collects: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1-7
$22.99 US, 160 pg

LEGION LOST VOLUME 1: RUN FROM TOMORROW  TP
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Pete Woods
Collects: LEGION LOST #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

VOODOO VOLUME 1: WHAT LIES BENEATH  TP
Writers: Ron Marz and Josh Williamson
Artists: Sami Basri and Hendry Prasetya
Collects: VOODOO #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

Coming in October 2012:


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 1: KNIGHT TERRORS HC
Writer: Paul Jenkins and David Finch
Artists: David Finch and Richard Friend
Collects: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-9
$24.99 US, 208 pg

I, VAMPIRE VOLUME 1: TAINTED LOVE  TP
Writer: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Artist: Andrea Sorrentino
Collects: I, VAMPIRE #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL. 1: IN THE DARK TP
Writer: Peter Milligan
Artist: Mikel Janin
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

NIGHTWING VOLUME 1: TRAPS AND TRAPEZES   TP
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artists: Eddy Barrows, J.P. Mayer, Paulo Siqueria and Trevor McCarthy
Collects: NIGHTWING #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOLUME 1: THE RING BEARER HC
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artists: Tyler Kirkham, Harvey Talibao and Batt
Collects: GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7
$22.99 US, 160 pg

SUPERGIRL VOL. 1: THE LAST DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON TP
Writer: Michael Green and Mike Johnson
Artist: Mahmud Asrar
Collects: SUPERGIRL #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN VOLUME 1: DARKNESS RISING   TP
Writer: Tony S. Daniel and James Bonny
Artist: Philip Tan
Collects: THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1-8
$14.99 US, 192 pg

ALL-STAR WESTERN VOLUME 1: GUNS AND GOTHAM   TP
Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists: Moritat, Jordi Bernet and Phil Winslade
Collects: ALL-STAR WESTERN #1-6
$16.99 US, 192 pg

Coming in November 2012:



THE FLASH VOLUME 1: MOVE FORWARD  HC
Writers: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato
Artist: Francis Manapul
Collects: THE FLASH #1-8
$22.99 US, 192 pg

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOLUME 1: REDemption TP
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Kenneth Rocafort
Collects: RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

SUPERMAN VOLUME 1: WHAT PRICE TOMORROW? HC
Writer: George Perez
Artists: George Perez, Jesus Merino, Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott
Collects: SUPERMAN #1-6
$22.99 US, 144 pg

BLUE BEETLE VOLUME 1: METAMORPHOSIS  TP
Writer: Tony Bedard
Artists: Ig Guara and J.P. Mayer
Collects: BLUE BEETLE #1-6
$14.99 US, 144 pg

BLACKHAWKS VOLUME 1: THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD  TP
Writer: Mike Costa
Artists: Ken Lashley, Graham Nolan, Norm Rapmund, Cafu and Bit
Collects: BLACKHAWKS #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

CAPTAIN ATOM VOLUME 1: EVOLUTION  TP
Writer: J.T. Krul
Artist: Freddie Williams II
Collects: CAPTAIN ATOM #1-7
$14.99 US, 160 pg

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS VOLUME 1 featuring DEADMAN & CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN  TP
Writers: Paul Jenkins, Dan DiDio and Jerry Ordway
Artists: Bernard Chang and Jerry Ordway
Collects: DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1-8
$16.99 US, 192 pg

Comments

  1. Not collecting the canceled titles would have been an admission of failure, rather than the preferable “these titles are making way for even MORE awesome titles!”

    These are all six to eight issues, right? Marvel, please pay heed–I much prefer bigger collections to four-five issue ones.

    But the main question surrounding these collections remains, where the final Rucka Batwoman issues?

  2. El Tiburon says:

    Finally, I’ve been wanting to read all of Static Shock in one sitting and this will finally make my dream come true.

  3. Most of these collections will sell less then
    1500 copies. I wonder how they make profits off these. Surely these are just being made to use as a guide for toy makers and Hollywood to look at.

  4. Naveed says:

    Well even if they sell only 1500 copies or so at 8$+ a pop, it is pretty profitable sieng as all the expenses were set on the monthly floppies produced prior to the collected trades. So in essence, aside from printing costs, they have no real costs….plus it is a good thing for the fans; would have been pretty frustrating if they did not collect the entire run. I am pulling in many of the new 52 and will probably pick up a few of these colelcted runs on series I passed on the relaunch.

  5. You didn`t miss much. I am done reading the new 52. There was only maybe 8 titles worthy of reading.The rest will either be cancelled or new creators will take over. I am betting that a year from now that half of the new 52 will have been cancelled.
    respectfully “stam”

  6. Torsten Adair says:

    How do you make a profit?

    Well, the copies sold to comics shops are non-returnable (as are library sales), so that’s pure profit. DC can judge the print run by basing estimates on previous sales. (So many floppy copies sell = so many trade copies.) These Direct Market sales could subsidize the copies printed for the retail markets.

    Copies are shipped first to comics shop (non-returnable, and thus guaranteed sales), and then to normal retail. (My copy of “Lost Girls”, purchased on an employee bookstore discount, was a third printing shipped two months later. The first two printings having been shipped to comics shops.) If the first printing sells out, then DC sends a rush order to China, just like they did with Watchmen.

    ICV2.com Top 300 Graphic Novel list
    December 2011
    #39 DC COMICS THE NEW 52 HC
    $150.00 1,534 copies

    That’s 1500 copies (see comments above) of a massive hardcover collecting all 52 #1 issues, retailing at $150. It was the #2 title that month by dollar ranking.

    Split that book in two, print it up as a Showcase TP, charging $15 each, and sales could be 15,000.

    (November 2011, 64 titles had estimated comic shop sales above 1500 copies. December 2011, 44 titles sold above that level.)


    Since DC is telling us where each story arc ends, could this serve as a jumping-off point for readers? Something to monitor when checking the monthly sales…


    Also, by publishing the trades of cancelled series, you sell to the trade-waiters. Also, you sell to a new market audience (bookstores, libraries) which might generate enough reviews, buzz, and sales that a second periodical series would make sense (which would then, of course, be collected). I believe this was done for “Welcome to Tranquility”, which had horrible periodical sales.

  7. “Finally, I’ve been wanting to read all of Static Shock in one sitting and this will finally make my dream come true.”

    So would Comixology, either online or on a tablet. And it would cost $1 less. The impact of perpetually-available-on-demand digital back issues, on the market for collected editions will be interesting to see.

  8. I think they are making a profit by sucking in the same 2000 LCS that are still around. The LCS are the ones who are buying this product.When the say Justice League or Batman sells 100,000 copies they always seem to leave out that the reason why the sell that much is because the 2000 LCS are buying massive amounts of copies to get the variants to hawk on Ebay. So these 100,000+ sales are actually not 100,000 plus readers. I wonder how many will end up in discount bins?
    respectfully “stam”

  9. Glad to see OMAC collected. A really fun book that no one cared to read.

  10. Ugh, November for the Flash collection…

  11. I think DC is making a big mistake by releasing HCs on some titles and TPs on others.

    By the time the TPs come out for Justice League, Batman, and the others, the other series will have 2 or possibly even 3 TPs out. Justice League will end up having TPs perpetually 18-24 months behind the current storyline.

    What I think DC should do instead is follow the “Walking Dead model” and do TPs after each storyline is done, and then *only* on the top-selling titles release deluxe HCs containing 2 TPs worth of material combined.

    This will satisfy the marketplace more immediately, provide a quicker “feed” into the monthly comics, and still sate the “HC only” fans’ desires as well.

  12. Joe Lawler says:

    “So would Comixology, either online or on a tablet. And it would cost $1 less. The impact of perpetually-available-on-demand digital back issues, on the market for collected editions will be interesting to see.”

    But buying your trades from Amazon would save you more than Comixology, unless you’re waiting for one of their 99 cent sales.

  13. El Tiburon says:

    I DON’T CARE I JUST NEED STATIC SHOCK NOW.

  14. A number of these books may well be solicited, but I strongly suspect that the final numbers will come in and they’ll opt not to actually print them — cancelled comic books usually sell extremely poorly as collected editions.

    There’s no way I’m going to order even a single shelf copy of BLACKHAWKS or MISTER TERRIFIC, for example, and even things like OMAC which I really loved, are going to be an incredibly uphill battle to stock.

    -B

  15. Glenn Simpson says:

    @Stam

    I get the impression you’re upset about something…

    You are correct, that the sales numbers that are generally thrown around are the comic shop orders. But those shop owners make educated decisions about what they are going to order. And a large part of what they order is based on pre-orders from actual customers. I don’t think the numbers are so terribly inflated as you suggest. Perhaps Brian Hibbs could comment on that.

  16. I have yet to sit down and read any of these titles- and I have a little stack of them sitting by my bed that I acquired through a fifty cent bargain bin which is taking me quite a while to waddle through because THE Jon Hickman pile on FF, Fantastic Four, and S.H.I.E.L.D. takes up more priority.

    The more older I get, the more harder it is for me to catch up on these current fads.

    ~

    Coat

  17. Jeremy says:

    Oh, boo. I’d love an O.M.A.C. hardcover. It was my favorite title of the relaunch by leaps and bounds.

  18. The schedule for many of these puts them well past their “expiration date” I believe, as a retailer. By the time the TP’s are out, interest will have waned on many of these books. Also as Brian Hibbs said, books that don’t sell as floppies are a certain loss as trades. I don’t see many retailers getting collections of books that may of lost them money in the first go round. It would be much better to see both formats released together so we could capitalize earlier and make a larger impression.

  19. Those are some nice cheap prices for the trades.

    6,7 or 8 issues all for $15-$17? Bargain!

    I’ll be picking up Red Lanterns…. I under GL being a HC, but why are the other 2 HC and RL’s isn’t? Doesn’t make sense. And maybe Suicide Squad and All Star Western.

  20. stealthwise says:

    The first collections don’t come out until MAY? Wow, that’s terrible. I get that DC doesn’t want to submarine their monthlies, but that’s a long damn time to wait after the initial issues are out.

  21. CagedLeo730 says:

    I understand coming out with 8 issue trades in May since issue #8 comes out in April. Otherwise they are letting too much time go by. DC doesn’t have the best trade release policy..

  22. Mike L says:

    I loathe that hardcover first policy. This is why people end up pirating things – instead of making the material available at a relatively attractive price and the convience of having an entire run in one volume, they go out of their way to emphasize that maybe it would just be better to buy the monthlies as they come out. Hardcover’s fine as an option for diehard fans who want to get jacked for an extra $8 to preserve the first eight issues of Aquaman for the ages.

    Or, I could just, y’know, not buy it at all, in any format. Or wait a while and maybe some used copies will turn up, which none of the creative team benefits from. Aw, hell, if I’m going to wait and the only person who benefits from a used sale is the person I bought it from, then let’s just cut to the chase and pirate it. No waiting, instant gratification. (An example, I don’t pirate stuff, but it’s easy to see how that gets to be attractive.)

    So if that was the plan, DC marketing folks, good job, for making the wrong thing a more palatable option, instead of giving people better choices.

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