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September 2006 Collected Editions and Reprints Solicits
ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER HC
Written by Darwyn Cooke
Art and cover by Cooke
Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke's critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is celebrated in this oversized Absolute edition featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and much more!
In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the Mystery Men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.
Darwyn Cooke's most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC's President & Publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 - 464 pg, FC, $75.00 US
NEW TEEN TITANS ARCHIVES VOL. 3 HC
Written by Marv Wolfman
Art by George Perez, Romeo Tanghal, Brett Breeding and others
Don't miss this volume collecting THE NEW TEEN TITANS #17-20 and TALES OF THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1-4, with two stories named in Wizard's "100 Best Single Issues Since You Were Born!" The Titans help Kid Flash's possessed girlfriend, reunite with the original Starfire, team up with the Winged Wonder, Hawkman and much more!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 - 228 pg, FC, $49.99 US
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: THE BLACK DOSSIER HC
Written by Alan Moore
Art and cover by Kevin O'Neill
Acclaimed writer Alan Moore once again joins forces with artist Kevin O'Neill for THE BLACK DOSSIER - a stunning original hardcover graphic novel that is the next chapter in the fantastic saga of THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN!
England in the mid-1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have been disbanded and disavowed, and the country is under the control of an iron-fisted regime. Now, after many years, the still youthful Mina Murray and a rejuvenated Allan Quatermain return in search of some answers - answers that can only be found in a book buried deep in the vaults of their old headquarters - a book that holds the key to the hidden history of the League throughout the ages: The Black Dossier. As Allan and Mina delve into the details of their precursors, some dating back centuries, they must elude their dangerous pursuers who are hellbent on retrieving the lost manuscript....and ending the League once and for all.
THE BLACK DOSSIER is an elaborately designed, cutting-edge volume that includes a "Tijuana Bible" insert and a 3-D section complete with custom glasses, as well as additional text pieces, maps, and a stunning cutaway double-page spread of Captain Nemo's Nautilus submarine by Kevin O'Neill. Don't miss what's sure to be one of the most talked-about books of 2006!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 - 208 pg, FC, $29.99 US - MATURE READERS
FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL HC
Written by Bill Willingham
Art by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Tara McPherson, Derek Kirk Kim, Esao Andrews, Mark Buckingham, Mark Wheatley and Jill Thompson
Don't miss this stunning original hardcover collection written by FABLES creator Bill Willingham set in the early days of Fabletown, long before the FABLES series began! Featuring sequences illustrated by Charles Vess, Brian Bolland, John Bolton, Michael Wm. Kaluta, James Jean, Mark Buckingham, Jill Thompson and more, 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL is both an entry point to the critically acclaimed series and an essential part of Willingham's enchanting and imaginative FABLES mythos.
Traveling in Arabia as an Ambassador from the exiled FABLES community, Snow White is captured by the local sultan who wants to marry her (and then kill her). But the clever Snow attempts to charm the sultan instead by playing Scheherazade, telling him fantastic stories for a total of 1,001 nights. Running the gamut from horror to dark intrigue to mercurial coming-of-age, FABLES:1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL reveals the secret histories of familiar FABLES characters through a series of compelling and visually illustrative tales.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 - 144 pg, FC, $19.99 US - MATURE READERS
BATMAN: GOTHAM COUNTY LINE TP
Written by Steve Niles, art and cover by Scott Hampton.
Horror master Steve Niles joins painter Scott Hampton for a Batman tale that uncovers the secrets of grisly murders outside Batman's usual territory...in the Gotham suburbs! This volume collects the acclaimed 3-issue mini-series.
160 pages, $17.99, in stores on Oct. 18.
SUPERMAN RETURNS: THE PREQUELS TP
Stories by Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray and Marc Andreyko Art by Ariel Olivetti, Karl Kerschl, Rick Leonardi, Nelson, Doug Hazlewood and Wellington Dias Cover by Adam Hughes Produced in conjunction with Superman Returns director Bryan Singer and his co-screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, this new collection features the astonishing 4-part miniseries bridging the gap between Superman and Superman Returns!
Relive the last days of Krypton and then see the first glimmers of what has transpired since the Man of Steel left the Earth. Explore the lives of three of the most important people in Superman's life - Lois Lane, Ma Kent and Lex Luthor - and how they dealt with his long absence in this beautiful collection!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 - 128 pg, FC, $12.99 US
SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE ADAPTATION AND MORE TALES OF THE MAN OF STEEL TP
Written by Martin Pasko, E. Nelson Bridwell and various
Art by Matt Haley, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson and various
Reoffered to coincide with SUPERMAN: THE PREQUELS TP, this volume includes the official movie adaptation, plus several classic stories collected from various Superman titles - including a special origin tale originally presented in THE AMAZING WORLD OF SUPERMAN, METROPOLIS EDITION #1.
On sale September 6 - 168 pg, FC, $12.99 US
INFINITE CRISIS COMPANION TP
Written by Bill Willingham, Dave Gibbons, Greg Rucka and Gail Simone
Art by Justiniano, Ivan Reis, Jesus Saiz, Dale Eaglesham and others
A new volume presenting the tales that led into and out of INFINITE CRISIS! Collecting DAY OF VENGEANCE: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, RANN-THANAGAR WAR: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, THE OMAC PROJECT: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1, and VILLAINS UNITED: INFINITE CRISIS SPECIAL #1.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 o168 pg, FC, $14.99 US
IDENTITY CRISIS TP
Written by Brad Meltzer, art and cover by Rags Morales and Michael Bair.
Now available in a softcover edition! This volume collects 2004's evocative 7-issue miniseries that took all-too-human look into the lives of super-heroes, and the terrible price they pay for doing good.
When the spouse of a JLA member is brutally murdered, the entire super-hero 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.
Bonus features for this edition include extended commentary by Meltzer and Morales, the rest of the creative team talking about their favorite moments, a look at Morales' sketchbook and more.
264 pages, $14.99, in stores on Sept. 20.
BIRDS OF PREY: THE BATTLE WITHIN TP
Written by Gail Simone
Art by Joe Bennett, Ed Benes, Tom Derenick, Joe Prado and others
Featuring two exciting story arcs, from BIRDS OF PREY #76-85! With their Gotham headquarters destroyed, the Birds take flight to Metropolis and beyond! Black Canary enlists the help of Wildcat in Singapore, while the Huntress infiltrates the Gotham mob!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 - 240 pg, FC, $17.99 US
SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: STRANGE VISITOR FROM ANOTHER CENTURY TP
Written by Mark Waid & Tony Bedard
Art by Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Mick Gray
A new collection featuring THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #14-15 and SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #16-19! The 21st Century's Girl of Steel wakes up 1,001 years later, convinced the whole reality is something she just dreamed up. And maybe it is!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 o144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
ELFQUEST: THE DISCOVERY TP
Written by Wendy & Richard Pini
This 128-page trade paperback collects the 4-issue limited series that continues the ELFQUEST saga! The Wolfriders discover a new tribe, the long hidden amphibious Wavedancers....but the leader of the Waveriders never wanted to be found. The moment of unification may be lost forever, and the result may be the destruction of both tribes!
Advance-solicited; on sale October 4 - 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
DESOLATION JONES TP
Written by Warren Ellis
Art and cover by J.H. Williams III
Collecting the first six issues of the Eisner-nominated series by Warren Ellis & J.H. Williams III! Michael Jones was a British spy who'd seen better days - but things took a turn for the worse once he fell into the Desolation Project's hands. Now he's the preeminent detective for an elite clientele - the underground community of ex-spooks in gritty L.A.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 11 - 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US - MATURE READERS
THE QUITTER SC
Written by Harvey Pekar
Art and cover by Dean Haspiel
"Pekar's most poignant and satisfying effort to date." - The New York Times Book Review
"A searingly honest memoir...Pekar's work dignifies the struggle of the average man." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"The brilliance of THE QUITTER rests in how Pekar unironically exposes the tragedy of missed opportunities and the general ridiculousness of human behavior. Grade: A." - Entertainment Weekly
"Brutally honest..." - Rolling Stone
Don't miss this new softcover edition of the award-nominated graphic novel telling the story of Harkey Pekar's troubled teen years for the first time. With gritty, atmospheric artwork by indie-comics luminary Dean Haspiel (American Splendor, Opposable Thumbs), THE QUITTER is both Pekar's funniest and most heart-wrenching work yet.
On sale September 6 - 104 pg, B&W, $12.99 US - MATURE READERS
AMERICAN VIRGIN: HEAD TP
Written by Steven T. Seagle
Art by Becky Cloonan and Jim Rugg
Cover by Frank Quitely
Collecting the first four issues of the Vertigo monthly series in a 112-page trade paperback with a Steven T. Seagle interview and sketch material from Becky Cloonan! Adam Chamberlain is a 20-year-old youth minister, a best-selling author, and most important, the head of a rabid national virginity movement. But practicing virgin or not, Adam is about to lose it when his girlfriend is killed.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 25 - 112 pg, FC, $9.99 US - MATURE READERS
NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE TP
Written by Mike Carey
Art and cover by Glenn Fabry
The comics adaptation of New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman's acclaimed novel is now available complete in one 224-page trade paperback! Collecting all nine issues of the Vertigo maxiseries, this volume follows the adventures of an ordinary Londoner who stops to help an enigmatic girl and is drawn into a battle to save the strange underworld kingdom of London Below from destruction.
Advance-solivited; on sale October 4 - 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US - MATURE READERS
SHOWCASE PRESENTS THE PHANTOM STRANGER VOL. 1 TP
Written by Bob Kanigher, Dennis O'Neil, Gerry Conway, John Broome, Len Wein, and others
Art by Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Nick Cardy, Jim Aparo, Murphy Anderson, Neal Adams, and others
Over 500 pages of supernatural phenomena with tales from the Phantom Stranger and his skeptical counterpart Dr. 13! This volume reprints Showcase #80 and spooky tales from The Phantom Stranger #1-21.
Advance-solicited; on sale October 18 - 544 pg, B&W $16.99 US