May 5th, 2012 is Free Comic Book Day!

Ah, it’s that time of year again.

Spring is in the air, the days are longer, movies are better and of course Free Comic Book Day is approaching!

For those of you not in the know, Free Comic Book Day is exactly what it sounds like. You come to the store, say a quick hello and walk out with a stack of comics from the top publishers featuring all your favorite characters. It’s an annual tradition and its absolutely free!

So how about some details:

Open 10am-5pm!
10% off the entire store!

Special Guest Artists:

Kelly Tindall
Kelly Tindall wrote and drew the adventures of Archie Snow, the leopard-headed adventurer, in nearly thirty issues of the acclaimed Image comic Proof before going on to supply artwork for This is a Souvenir (Image), Machine of Death (Bearstache), I Saw You (Three Rivers), Zombie Bomb (Terminal Press), and Matinee Eclectica (Dirty Third). Besides providing colors and letters for other books (such as Green Wake), Kelly is currently working on Rebel Blood for Image and spends time with his wife and super-awesome baby daughter.

Karine Charlebois
Karine Charlebois has been drawing since she could hold a crayon. When she learned that cartoons weren’t exactly made by elves in Japan and California, she found her way into the Montreal animation industry. She’s worked mostly in storyboarding for both TV and video games, and at some point decided to try her hand at comics, first landing a few gigs with an educational publishing house and producing a graphic novel for them. A well known artist in the Gargoyles fandom, she got the opportunity to draw both for the main series and the Gargoyles: Bad Guys spinoff, published by SLG. She currently juggles working from home on a comic series for Mega Brands, raising two young boys with her husband, and trying to make her obese, geriatric cat lose some weight.

Ariel Marsh
Ariel Marsh is a freelance artist living on the West Island. She works on illustrations, pin-ups, watercolour greeting cards and art for small Flash games. Her current comic work includes Infantasy and three stories in Sci-Fact Comics, both published by Ink’d Well Comics. In her free time she digs playing video games, Dungeons and Dragons and reading comics.

Back Issue Drive!
-Have an old box of comics you want to get rid of? Why not donate it to the troops! Bring your boxes on Free Comic Book day and we will send them over to the boys and girls looking for some fun during their deployments! PLUS: Get $5 in store credit per box*!

Coloring Contest! 
-Design your very own comic book cover and win a copy of Avengers Vs X-Men: It’s Coming!**

-Free Comics From Marvel, DC, IDW, Image, Archaia, Archie and more!

-Featuring Avengers, Mouse Guard, Mega Man, Transformers, the DC Universe, Star Wars, Peanuts, Spider-Man, Green Lantern and more!

Stay tuned and start doing those bench presses! You’ll want your arms at top strength come May 5th to carry all your comics!

*To a maximum of $25 – A “box” is considered as one of the Diamond boxes we will re-pack your comics into.
**Or Marvel Adventures Avengers for younger readers!

The Unified

You may have visited this store from time to time during it’s existence, or come by to check out our friends and roommates at Gamer’s Vault.

Well, here’s the skinny. The East has been folded back into the proper. We are one store again, bigger, stronger and better than we were before.

The reason for this is simple: It made more sense. We set out to see how two locations of operate with each other and in the end we found that we are able to better serve our clients with one, focused, unified operation. Splitting our resources didn’t help us to get comics into our clients hand’s faster or better. So, with that in mind, we brought everything home.

There is no ill will between us and the great folks at Gamer’s Vault. We loved our time together, but we are also looking forward to getting back to what it is we do: Comics.

With the re-unification of our stores comes a few other changes that I’m really excited to tell you about in the coming days. The first of which is a a brand-new website and some renovations that you can check out first-hand at the store any time. This is going to lead to some very cool new stuff that hasn’t been done in comic stores before, and I think you are really going to enjoy it.

Also, starting April 2nd, will be open seven days a week! That’s right, we’ll be open Monday 12p-7p so you’ll be able to get your four-colour fix any day of the week.

Thank you for your support and patience over the last few months. It’s because of that that we know we are making the right call and are so excited to be here for a long, long time to come!

Peace, love & Road Hockey,

Supercrooks #1

Hello comics-fans! It’s been a busy and exciting week in comics and a lot has come out. Justice League #7 is great and the Shazam back story is peaking my interest. On a similar note, Batman #7is phenomenal and the title has not lost any of its steam with the fight for Gotham City soon beginning for the Bat-family titles. But what I was possibly most excited for (it wasn’t Batman? I grew up reading/watching/breathing Batman since I was 2 and I have a Batman related tattoo and I wasn’t most excited for Batman. The world must be upside-down.) was Mark Millar’s Supercrooks #1.

Lately I’ve had this weird craving for a solid, villain based comic. You know, something where the villain was the hero and the hero seemed kind of like a huge jerk. Kinda like Megamind in a way, ya know? Well Millar delivers, I’ll tell you that much! This book is a great introduction into what could be an amazing story. Let me run down the basics for you. So there’s this guy named Johnny Bolt, and he is a real loser. He’s got electric powers and a criminal rap sheet. But the problem is, he’s getting sent off to jail more times than he’s actually making a score. The country is too heavily populated with superheroes. So he gets this bright idea to leave the country, move to Spain, and pull off the biggest heist of his career. if this doesn’t have you salivating, you aren’t a writer! (Granted, I don’t think normal people would salivate over excellent story elements so you should feel secure in the fact that your sanity is intact. In the meantime, I will continue to harbour a crazy writer’s spirit.)

The first issue details the beginning of this major plot and overall it is an interesting start. It defines the characters well, gives this cool almost Ocean’s Eleven feel, and then gives you the set up. Johnny is an interesting character in that you know he’s a super villain but you sympathize with the guy. This sympathy is made all the stronger by the fact that the two heroes portrayed are major a**holes. The Gladiator gives off this show-off, know-it-all vibe as he punches and kicks villains to jail. And another hero is shown to be acquitted of being a “dirty” hero, just because he’s saved lives. There isn’t better characterization than this, I tell you. Now as a writer myself, I could speak for hours about the way Millar did a fantastic job on this book. However, Leinil Yu has a lot of deserved praise for the book as well. He does gorgeous, serious work on this book and gives characters a solid feel to them. Johnny’s lightening bolt tie is a sweet touch I must say.

Obviously, my review of the book is that you should go buy it twice. That’s how much I like this. That being said, it is rife with the standard Millar language (e.g the kinds of things kids shouldn’t say until they hit their rebellious phase) and what I’m sure will evolve into some pretty gruesome violence. Honestly, I’d recommend it for teenagers and up but it’s still something you should be on the lookout for. Did I mention this book will eventually become a movie? Well I mentioned Mark Millar wrote it so that’s kind of saying the same thing, isn’t it?

Facebookers Assemble!

With only a month to go until Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men we’re readying our battle cries. Mine mostly consists of singing the 90s X-Men theme song at the top of my lungs. I’m fairly confident it will put fear right into the hearts of those Avengers supporting ne’r do wells. If not, then you can find me cowering in the corner in my Wolverine themed jammies (I wish!). Ahem…anyhow, in wake of the calm before the storm Marvel has released Avengers Alliance, a free-to-play turn-based role-playing-game…on Facebook.

I’m hooked. I even managed to snag our own Marc Hamel into the game (success!). All other Facebook games have failed to grab my attention, but this…I don’t know if it’s the inclusion of so many Marvel characters that causes my nerd brain to go into overload, or that it’s actually a solid 3-on-3 turn-based RPG. I suppose it could also be the fact that it lets you make a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in your image, with whatever name you choose. When Agent Banks and his Avengers are out on the town, Marvel baddies beware.

A mysterious type of rock has landed on Earth, Iso-8, and everyone on the planet is battling for them. These rocks each have different attributes to enhance your characters, so obviously the villains are out to get them as well. It’s not the most entertaining story, but it serves it purpose to move you along as you giggle and drool at the latest Marvel hero to fight by your side.

Each hero comes from one of 5 different class types (Blaster, Bruiser, Scrapper, Infiltrator, Tactician) with the advantages/disadvantages against another determined by a simple rock-paper-scissors mechanic between all of them. While your hero starts out as having no class, various suits that you purchase can alter his affiliation to suit the battle at hand. Each hero can level up to gain new abilities, and be outfitted with the various sorts of Iso-8 to enhance their statistics. As in any RPG there is equipment and items, but only your S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is capable of equipping anything. And if your agent is knocked out in battle, the use of your items is gone.

Where Avengers Alliance truly succeeds (and where other Facebook games fail) is that you never hit a pay-wall. Yes, you can easily throw money at the game to afford more of the various points or currencies involved -gold, especially, is very hard to come by- but by playing through the game your characters will level up of their own accord.

Pestering your friends with requests is almost a must in games like these, but who else will staff your army of jets on your very own S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier? More friends also means being able to call them in to battle to deal one serious blow, only to run away after. Every friend has their own “cityscape”, as it were, and by visiting each friend’s “cityscape” you can collect various coins and regain the ability to call them in as an assist.

Even when you have to leave the computer for awhile, you can send your heroes off on missions using the S.H.I.E.L.D. jets. When they return you’ll receive an amount of silver and experience respective to the amount of time they were gone. For me, this actually allowed me to get homework done while feeling like I was progressing in the game simultaneously. Training Iron Man to use his Unibeam doesn’t happen overnight.

It may have Avengers in the title, but the character roster includes a whole score of X-Men as well. Unlike the upcoming comic event, no sides need be chosen. Granted, most characters will take quite a bit of saving up points to recruit. And while some will join your group after a certain number of missions you’ll definitely need to play favourites towards who goes into battle. Almost like an Avengers Pokemon. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

If games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance haven’t whet your appetite for a superhero crossover title, then why not try one out for free? We’re all already on there wasting time while we should probably be doing other things, so saving the universe seems like a good excuse to alleviate that conscience. With a surprising amount of content this one will have you shouting “Avengers Assemble” at the top of your lungs before you know it. Although you know the X-Men are better. Just admit it.

A New Spidey (Collection) Emerges!

Hey there, web-slinger aficionados!

Have you been keeping up to date with your Ultimate Spider-Man? No? GASP! Honestly, I’m quite shocked if you haven’t considering it’s one of the most critically acclaimed comic series out there – and one of my personal favourites. You may be asking why I’m even bringing up  this series, as well known as it is. Well, it just so happens that the first hardcover volume of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man was released this past week, collecting issues #1-5 and Ultimate Spider-Man Fallout #4, and does it ever have some changes in store for those of you who aren’t keeping up to date with the monthly issues.

At first glance you may notice that this is not your classic Spider-Man outfit, or even Peter Parker wearing it. That’s right, we have ourselves a new Ultimate Spider-Man. If you hadn’t been paying attention to the Ultimate Universe over the past year then you should know right away that Peter Parker has died. I’m not sugar coating it for you, people. But what has risen from this extremely risky decision by Marvel is a new Spider-Man. The new web-slinger is none other than Miles Morales, an African-American/Latino teenager living in a somewhat less than ideal neighbourhood. Spoiler alert, he gets his powers from a radioactive spider,  but it gets so much more interesting than that.

What drew me into this relaunch of Ultimate Spider-Man was -at first- my desire to keep reading the series, but what kept that desire going was how Brian Michael Bendis handled the material. Ultimate Spider-Man has always been an amazing superhero comic book, but what made it stand out were the character relationships and interactions due to Bendis’ fantastic writing. With an entirely new Spider-Man at the forefront of this series Bendis gives the readers a chance to explore a somewhat ignored aspect of society by placing Miles in a very low-income area, forcing his family to resort to a charter school lottery so that he can continue his schooling.

Miles Morales

If school wasn’t enough trouble for him he also has the the public perception to deal with. It’s not easy trying to replace Spider-Man, but Miles is more than up to the task as he begins to learn the full extent of his powers.

Even if you never touched an Ultimate Spider-Man book in your life, this is the perfect time to start. A fresh Spider-Man turned out to be just what the series needed and, if you give him the chance, Miles Morales will prove that to you himself.

So, feel free to stop by our East or West locations and pickup a copy of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol.1. And if you want to check out any of the earlier Ultimate Spider-Man comics we’ve got a large collection to keep you busy.

Classics: Marvels

Good day, comic-fans!

We like to review anything new and exciting that catches our eyes. But our interest doesn’t stop there, no sir! We can recommend any of the classics to you in a heartbeat. Following in that sentiment, I’d like to review something of a classic for you good people. A simple opinion on one of the great works in the industry we know and love.

Recently, I found myself having the opportunity to read Marvels. It’s a book consisting of five parts that follows the career of a photographer in New York City. The reader follows him from the start of his career until the very end. This doesn’t sound like much at first but would it liven it up for you if I mentioned he takes pictures of superheroes? That he was friends with a young J. Jonah Jameson? That he was a witness to almost every significant Marvel moment that ever happened in New York? I had a feeling that last one would get you. Marvels is a Marvel book (I wonder if anyone ever thought for just a second that it might be a DC book) written by Kurt Busiek and drawn by Alex Ross.

Marvels

From the perspective of a comic book fan, and someone who wishes to write for a living in the future, it’s a great read. Already the talent of Alex Ross is enough to have me praising this book for years to come, but what was generally unexpected for me was how well written the book is. I wasn’t familiar with Busiek’s work prior to this book and honestly it’s one of the most well written books I’ve ever read. The choice to write this book from the perspective of someone outside the superhero community is ultimately what makes this book shine in my eyes (this is a theme that Ross seems to like being around, as Kingdom Come, another favourite of mine, has a similar tone to it). We’ve all read the stories about Spider-man and Captain America from their own perspectives, but what about everyone else? The every-day man on the street? The book follows the photographer through some of the most interesting moments in comic book history like the first arrival of Galactus, the first appearance of Namor and the Human Torch (the WWII one who was a robot, not Johnny Storm), and even Reed Richards and Sue Storms’ wedding (with cameo appearances from the Beatles! I’m not even kidding!). I think one of the best moments is his first encounter with the X-Men and how society reacts to that. The writing is interesting and thought provoking and altogether fascinating. Couple that with always amazing and gorgeous art and you’ve got yourself a winner.

This is a book I would recommend to anyone, whether they’ve read comic books or not. It gives insight into the minds of the everyday citizen and it helps us understand a society that has superheroes and needs to deal with destruction and chaos on a day to day basis, a lifestyle most of us are unaccustomed to. It’s nice to step away from a book that isn’t entirely about super heroic exploits but rather the human moments surrounding them.

That’s all from me this week folks, come by and pick up Marvels if you’re interested. I can assure you it won’t leave you disappointed.

Much ado about pleasant surprises

I love being surprised by media that comes out of nowhere. Whether you discover something that’s been around for a long time, or that’s just come out -but you didn’t know about it- there’s always that same reaction: “How did I not know about this!?”

That’s exactly how I felt yesterday when I saw the movie Chronicle. To start off, I had never even heard about this film until several days ago. When I read up on it I realized that it was a superhero film in the “found footage” style. You know, like Cloverfield or Blair Witch.  The whole shaky-cam, handheld deal. The story focuses on three high school boys who obtain super powers, chronicling the events that follow.

To summarize how I felt, I was extremely pleasantly surprised. Not only did they end up approaching this material in an extremely fresh manner, but it never resulted in feeling silly, over the top, or flat out stupid. The “found footage” style even ends up playing a significant role towards one of the characters’ attitudes and eventual plot development. It’s worth noting that it never reaches the intense shaky-cam feeling that some people experienced when watching Cloverfield. I mention it because I had a friend who had to leave the theater back then, but go into Chronicle knowing full well that your stomachs will stay exactly where they are….filling themselves with popcorn.

I won’t go into any extra detail concerning the film since I want you all to be just as pleasantly surprised as I was. I’ve become tired of always knowing what’s coming out, so being able to admit that I don’t know everything was not only humbling, but rewarding due to the quality of the film.

Now that I’ve got all that excitement out of the way, how about some comic talk?

I’ve seen The Avenging Spider-Man sitting around the store for the three months since the comic launched and, admittedly, I didn’t want to get involved. Spider-Man and the Marvel universe have a history of having many tie-ins to fully understand the depth of their stories and characters. So, when I finally decided to check it out it was yet again…a pleasant surprise!

For those of you who were smart enough to start pulling this series from the beginning you’ll already know this: The Avenging Spider-Man is awesome. Instead of it being an entirely new universe or variation of the popular web-slinger it instead focuses on various team-ups with members of the various Avengers teams. There’s no need to know the background of most of these characters or any of the Marvel events. either; it gives you exactly what you need to have fun from the get go.

What I find so entertaining about this series is that it doesn’t take itself seriously at all. This is all about Spidey in every sense of the word, cracking jokes and pissing off his teammates, so, of course, it only makes sense that his first teammate for the initial three issue story arc would be the Red Hulk.

After the Avengers have finished destroying a giant robot, Spidey has to return to New York to deal with the Mole Man’s invasion. But how will he get there? Of course the Red Hulk is the only one who has the time to bring him. And so ensues their battle with the mole people -not without some antics from J.Jonah Jameson. With the next story-arc to feature a team-up with Hawkeye the series doesn’t seem to be slowing down. This is a serious recommendation for an entertaining read for any Avengers or Spidey fan.

If you’ve only just heard about Chronicle or The Avenging Spider-Man, it doesn’t stop there! There are many more pleasant surprises to be found here, simply ask us and we’ll run you through the gamut of the less-than-familiar -but equally awesome- hidden gems.

Do you have any “pleasant surprises” that you’ve found recently in comics/film/videogames? Share them in the comments section!

Really now, Who does watch the Watchmen

We’d all heard murmurings of a Watchmen prequel, but it wasn’t until the last 24 hours that DC announced anything official on the subject. The miniseries and one-shot epilogue under the “Before Watchmen” title will be released over the course of 35 weeks, as of summer 2012. Now, I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I’m very torn about this. On one hand, I absolutely adore the Watchmen, and on the other hand, I don’t feel like it can be the Watchmen without Alan Moore.

This is the thing, those are exactly the same concerns that I had about the new DC52 Swamp Thing, in which I was proven wrong in my skepticism (I just read issue 6 and it’s really good – if you’re not pulling it, you should be). I love Alan Moore’s writing and characters and all that stuff, which leaves me feeling very sentimental, but it would also be really neat to see someone else’s spin on them. Especially Silk Spectre, who, being the girly that I am, is most definitely my personal favorite. In an interview, J. Michael Straczynski explain that it’s similar to Moore’s use of Alice (Alice in Wonderland) or Wendy (Peter Pan) for his own creations – they’d be sticking to Moore’s characters but adding a little at the same time.

I do believe it’s going to be something worth checking out, it could go either way really. DC has been on a roll over the last little while and I see no reason why this should be any different – Before Watchmen has some fantastic names behind it, fantastic artwork (as I can see from what’s been released), and of course, the best of characters. Whether Alan Moore backs it or not (he never does) shouldn’t matter when you have those foundations. I believe that they can use his bases to make something new and wonderful.

Add it to your pull lists when the time comes! You know you want to!

Oh, and on a quick side note; I know I’m a little late on the game, but the iPad/iPhone/iPod Batman: Arkham City Lockdown game is a whole bundle of amusement. Reviews report lags, but I haven’t had a single one, so rest assured and try it for yourselves!

The Year of the Superhero

Hey there comic fans!

You know what’s more awesome than comics? Nothing. But what comes to a close second? Movies, and even better superhero movies! That’s what we’re going to talk about today, the comic book movies you should know about and be excited for hitting us in the good ol’ 2012! The list may seem short, but these are what I consider to be the top 3 most anticipated superhero/comic book movies. But fret not, because at the end I’ll list the rest. Never say I don’t take care of the readers!

The Avengers – May 4th

This could easily be the most anticipated comic book movie ever. Never has there been such a concerted effort to get one movie done and planned to a tee. This is the culmination of 5 movies worth of preparation and teasing. It’s been carefully configured and planned out and this is the year we finally get to see it. This movie has a lot at stake, Marvel has pretty much thrown in all their chips, betting on this hand of cards. But everything about it right now is exciting as all hell. I mean the sheer excitement for the trailer was palpable, and as we near the release date, you can bet that there will be Avengers mania! This movie has been given everything it needs, a set of stellar actors who’ve shown in each of their movies that they understand these characters, Joss “King of the Nerds” Whedon as the freaking director, and one hell of a marketing campaign. I’m sure we’ve all got our fingers crossed that it’s worth the wait.

Amazing Spider-man – July 3rd

This movie can be described with one word: Redemption. This is Sony’s one shot to get it right again, and if you’ve seen Spider-man 3, you know they’ve got a lot to make up for. But will it do anything different for us? It is another origin story, as though everyone and their dog didn’t know how Spider-man got his powers. However, it is the introduction of Curt Connors/The Lizard to the realm of movies and that could add something of interest to the movie. Not to mention, it’s a completely different cast from the first set of movies. So while Tobey Maguire is off starring in The Great Gatsby (which I’m actually insanely excited about), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, and Doctor Who once, huh.) will be playing everyone’s favorite nerd/superhero alongside Emma Stone (Superbad! and friggin’ Zombieland) as Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans (He was actually Xenophillius Lovegood in Harry Potter and Nicky’s oldest brother in Little Nicky, because that was my favorite Adam Sandler movie) as The Lizard. It’s got a lot of promise, despite what I may or may not think about the new costume. And hey, if it’s really awful, then maybe Marvel will be able to get the license back from Sony and we’ll see him woven into the Marvel Movieverse! Total win/win!

The Dark Knight Rises – July 20th

Oh man, talk about saving the best for the last! As you should all know by now, Batman is my favorite character of ever. Like seriously, I have a tattoo of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy with “Bat Nerd” written on a banner. My fandom goes over the upper limit on this one. Christopher Nolan has taken a broken and dying franchise of films, and made us forget what the name Schumacher means to the Batverse (Well, almost). Batman Beginscontinues to be one of my favorite movies of all time, The Dark Knight was critically praised and applauded by nearly everyone (I say nearly because there was probably one or two grouches who refused to comply with “mainstream” attitudes towards the movie) and just like the last two movies I’ve mentioned in this article, The Dark Knight Rises has a lot riding on it. Not many films have amazing sequels, and even fewer have amazing threequels (pardon the term, but it seemed right, I apologize). And the last time we saw Bane as a villain was in one of those aforementioned Joel Schumacher movies, not a terribly good sign. Well that’s where you’re wrong! Look at what Nolan has done with the last two movies and the images and characterizations we’re hearing regarding Bane, and even Catwoman. It sounds like it’ll fit perfectly into the universe he’s helped form. I have the highest hopes for this film as do many others, and  you can expect to see me on the midnight opening for this movie.

Those are the movies I’m sure we’re all waiting to see with baited breath and Avengers/Spider-man/batman shirts waiting to be worn on release day. But what if you don’t care about these movies? What if there’s something other comics related movies that you want to see? Well I’ve got them! There’s G.I Joe: RetaliationGhost Rider andThe Hobbit! There’s also loads more than is speculated to come out this year (most notably Dark Tower, the Stephen King series, although it has no attached release date yet). Oh it will be a glorious year in comics and movies. Oh yes it will!

Until next time comic fans, I’m gonna go polish off my copies of Batman Begins and Dark Knight, and lock myself in a closet with a laptop until The Dark Knight Rises comes out! Happy reading!

DC’s New 52: The Collected Edition

The buzz about DC’s New 52 speaks for itself. People are loving the new takes on classic characters and issues are flying out of the store as fast as we can get them!

But what about the percentage of readers who aren’t “Wednesday Warriors” and prefer to wait for the collected editions? Well, the wait is almost over, as they will begin rolling out this spring!

Check out the full list of release dates for Hadcovers and Softercovers, and which Issues are in each!

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