DC Comics Spring 2016 Collected Edition Solicitations are here. They give us a taste of upcoming graphic novels as well as which books are getting trade paperback, hardcover, or even omnibus treatment. The solicitation covers everything coming out in March, April, and May of 2016. Leading the way much like the regular solicitations is Frank Miller as DC republishes the first chapter of The Dark Knight Returns for only $1.00!. Also being republished is Invasion detailing the Dominator’s attack on Earth. What catches your eye?
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS #1
Written by FRANK MILLER
Art by FRANK MILLER and KLAUS JANSON
Cover by FRANK MILLER
Ten years after an aging Batman retired, Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness in the opening chapter of Frank Miller’s classic tale of the Dark Knight! Now, DC reprints an excerpt from the first issue of one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time at just $1.00, with pages from the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE!
On sale MARCH 2 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US
DC COMICS ESSENTIALS: SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
Written by SCOTT SNYDER
Art and cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
The first issue of the hit miniseries is reprinted at just $1.00, with pages from the DC ESSENTIALS CATALOGUE! When satellites start to fall from the sky, Superman soars into action—but the big question is: Who stopped the last one from falling!
On sale MARCH 16 • 64 pg, FC, $1.00 US • RATED T
GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF JIM LEE HC
Written by various
Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS and others
Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
This new, oversized art book captures some of Jim Lee’s most dynamic artwork from his decades in the comic industry. From his early work with WildStorm Productions to his recent turns drawing the greatest heroes in the DC Universe, GRAPHIC INK collects more than hundreds of pages of cover art as well as little-seen short stories from throughout this artist’s career. See why Jim Lee is considered the greatest comics artist of his generation with this extraordinary collection!
On sale MAY 25 • 416 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $39.99 US
SUPERMAN: THE MEN OF TOMORROW TP
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JOHN ROMITA, JR. and KLAUS JANSON
A new era for SUPERMAN begins as writer Geoff Johns takes the reins—and he’s joined by legendary artist John Romita, Jr. in his first-ever work for DC Comics! These stories from issues #32-39 introduce Ulysses, the Man of Tomorrow, into the Man of Steel’s life. This strange visitor shares many of Kal-El’s experiences, including having been rocketed from a world with no future. New and exciting mysteries and adventures await.
On sale APRIL 13 • 256 pg, FC, $16.99 US
GREEN LANTERN CORPS: THE LOST ARMY TP
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by JESUS SAIZ, CLIFF RICHARDS and JAVIER PINA
Cover by JESUS SAIZ
John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kilowog, and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps are lost in an unknown universe. The Corps will have to rely on a few questionable allies in order make their way home. The problem is, they have no idea where home is… Collects the entire six-issue GREEN LANTERN: THE LOST ARMY miniseries!
On sale APRIL 6 • 152 pg, FC, $16.99 US
GREEN LANTERN VOL. 6: THE LIFE EQUATION TP
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by BILLY TAN, FRANCIS PORTELA and others
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
Having staked their claim to the emotional spectrum, the New Gods are redefining the universe in their image, starting with stealing the secrets of the Corps’ Citadel. But Hal and the Corps will have something to say about that. Collects GREEN LANTERN #35-40, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #3.
On sale APRIL 20 • 184 pg, FC, $16.99 US
LOBO VOL. 2: BEWARE HIS MIGHT TP
Written by CULLEN BUNN and FRANK BARIERI
Art by CLIFF RICHARDS, GUILLERMO ORTEGA, ROBSON ROCHA and others
Cover by LEONARD MANCO
After his explosive return, Lobo is back and badder than ever! He’s set his sights on Sinestro—but the leader of the Yellow Lanterns may be more than a match for the last Czarnian. This volume collects LOBO #7-9, LOBO ANNUAL #1 and the Sneak Peek story from CONVERGENCE: GREEN LANTERN/PARALLAX #2!
On sale APRIL 27 • 128 pg, FC, $14.99 US
ELSEWORLDS: BATMAN VOL. 1 TP
Written by DOUG MOENCH, MIKE W. BARR, ELLIOT S. MAGGIN, HOWARD CHAYKIN and others
Art by NORM BREYFOGLE, HOWARD CHAYKIN, KELLEY JONES, P. CRAIG RUSSELL and others
Some of the best Elseworlds tales starring the Dark Knight are collected for the first time, including BATMAN: HOLY TERROR #1, BATMAN: DARK ALLEGIANCES #1, BATMAN: DARK JOKER – THE WILD #1, BATMAN: IN DARKEST KNIGHT #1, ROBIN 3000 #1-2 and more.
On sale APRIL 20 • 536 pg, FC, $34.99 US
BATMAN ‘66 VOL. 5 HC
Written by JEFF PARKER, RAY FAWKES and GABRIEL SORIA
Art by TY TEMPLETON, JON BOGDANOVE, BRENT SCHOONOVER and others
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
In these tales from issues #23-30, when False Face goes looking for a shape-shifting formula, he ends up creating Clayface! Then, it’s a bewitching evening as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, crashes a gala of Gotham City’s elite. Plus, the Scarecrow and The Harlequin are introduced, and Batman grapples with Bane.
On sale MAY 11 • 184 pg, FC, $24.99 US
KINGDOM COME 20TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION HC
Written by MARK WAID
Art and cover by ALEX ROSS
Winner of five Eisner and Harvey Awards, KINGDOM COME is the best-selling graphic novel from acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross. This new 20th Anniversary edition features sketch material and more that provides insight into this rich world.
Set in the not-so-distant future, the DC Universe is spinning inexorably out of control. The new generation of heroes has lost their moral compass, becoming as reckless and violent as the villains they fight. The previous regime of heroes—the Justice League—returns under the most dire of circumstances, which sets up a battle of the old guard against these uncompromising protectors in a battle that will define what heroism truly is. Collects KINGDOM COME #1-4.
On sale MAY 11 • 340 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875” • $39.99 US