DC Comics has released their list of comic collections that will be on sale this summer. While the list includes many of their characters, we are just going to focus on the upcoming Batman collections.
ARKHAM MANOR TP
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art and cover by SHAWN CRYSTAL
On sale JULY 22 • 144 pg, FC, $14.99 US
When catastrophe strikes Arkham Asylum, where will Gotham City house the world’s most dangerous criminals! And when inmates are found murdered, what is Batman prepared to do in search of justice? Find out in this complete collection of the 6-issue ARKHAM MANOR!
BATMAN ETERNAL VOL. 2 TP
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, KYLE HIGGINS and TIM SEELEY
Art by JASON FABOK, R.M. GUERRA, FERNANDO PASARIN and others
Cover by CLAY MANN
On sale JULY 8 • 304 pg, FC, $39.99 US
After Commissioner Gordon’s arrest, Batman’s world is turned upside down in these stories from issues #22-34 of the hit weekly series. New allies emerge, old allies fall and his rogues gallery of villains are not quite who they seem. With a new power structure being established in Gotham City amid rising tension and chaos, can Batman adapt to the changing status quo?
BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS TP
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, DOUG WAGNER and FRANK HANNAH
Art by CHRISTIAN DUCE, VICENTE CIFUENTES, TOM DERENICK, VICTOR DRUJINIU and others
Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On sale JULY 1 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US
Based on the hit video game, this volume collects the groundbreaking, multi-path digital comic. This prequel story features an inexperienced Batman going up against crime bosses Black Mask and The Penguin!
BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN TP
Written by PAUL DINI and others
Art by YVEL GUICHET, AARON SOWD, JOE QUINONES, DON KRAMER and others
Cover by ALEX ROSS
On sale JULY 15 • 200 pg, FC, $19.99 US
Don’t miss Harley’s greatest hits from the pages of BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1, JOKER’S ASYLUM II: HARLEY QUINN #1, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #14, #30, BATMAN BLACK & WHITE #1, #3, DETECTIVE COMICS #831, #837, DETECTIVE COMICS: HARLEY QUINN #23.2 and LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR #1!
BATMAN: SECOND CHANCES TP
Written by MAX ALLAN COLLINS and JIM STARLIN
Art by JIM STARLIN, DENYS COWAN, DAVE COCKRUM, JIM APARO and others Cover by ED HANNIGAN and DICK GIORDANO
On sale JULY 15 • 280 pg, FC, $19.99 US
A classic story from BATMAN #402, 403, 408-416 and ANNUAL #11 is collected! When Batman goes into action on his own and meets a young hoodlum named Jason Todd, he’s determined to guide Jason away from a life of crime. These 1988 stories set the stage for the bestselling BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.
ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS HC
Written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
Art by GREG CAPULLO and JONATHAN GLAPION
Cover by GREG CAPULLO
Advance solicited • On sale OCTOBER 28 • 384 pg, FC, 8.25” x 12.5”, $99.99 US
The explosive “Court of Owls” storyline gets the Absolute Edition treatment, collecting BATMAN #1-11! It all begins when a series of brutal murders rocks not only Gotham City to its core but also the Caped Crusader himself when the prime suspect is one of Batman’s closest allies – Dick Grayson! After a series of deadly discoveries, Bruce Wayne has learned that the Court of Owls is real — and a deadly threat out to control Gotham City!
Source: DC Comics