Tuesday, June 20, 2006

DC Solicits: September '06

The DC solicitations are up for books shipping in September. The full list is up at Comic Book Resources. Here are the highlights...

All-Star Superman #6 - This book's always a treat, and I love that cover.

Absolute DC: The New Frontier HC - If you really, really loved Darwyn Cooke's series, you can now pay DC $75 for a nice hardcover... I'm sure there are plenty of extras and all, but there's no way I'm paying that when two little trades are out there for $30. Anyways, this is not actually on sale until October.

Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger (Volume 1) - Yeah, I don't know much about the DC Universe, so I have no idea who this is, but the Showcase collections are great. This is also an advance solicitation, available in October.

Krypto the Superdog #1 - Krypto makes the leap from his cartoon series to a new all-ages book!

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier HC - Here it is! Alan Moore's last work for DC is an original graphic novel hardcover about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen throughout the ages. This massive project will include a "Tijuana Bible," a 3-D section that comes with custom glasses, and a slew of other extras. This is also an advance solicitation, available October 25th. Absolute Editions of the first two The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen mini-series will be available once more around the same time as well.

Wildcats: Worldstorm #1 - Another new Grant Morrison series makes its debut. This one will be illustrated by Jim Lee and Scott Williams and will "reintroduce" the Wildcats. It will be released on a bi-monthly basis.

American Virgin (Volume 1): Head TP - The Vertigo series about a full-grown virgin saving himself for the woman he loves when married (until she goes and gets dead), gets collected. Very nice art by Becky Cloonan.

Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall HC - The original graphic novel from Vertigo's Fables series finally comes out. It seems like I've been hearing about this thing for two years. But that is one gorgeous cover by James Jean. This follows Snow White from the past as she charms a sultan whose captured her from marrying her by telling fantastic stories for...1,001 nights (Pretty much like the 1,001 Arabian Nights story). And, once again, DC teases us with the solicitation because it's not available until October 18. At least we can be assured that October will be a big month.

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