DC Comics solicits for next November came out while I was on vacation last week. Here's what looks interesting to me:
DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: SUPERMAN – KRYPTONITE NEVERMORE! HC
Written by Dennis O’Neil
Art by Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson
Cover by Neal Adams, Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson
Originally published in 1971, this story turned Superman’s status quo on its head by featuring a story in which all Kryptonite was destroyed! But that leaves The Man of Steel anything but invulnerable as his powers slowly begin to fade and a doppleganger Superman arrives on the scene with strange powers of its own.
The first in the new DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY line collecting memorable tales in their entirety, this volume contains SUPERMAN #233-238 and #240-242 and contains a momentous story for the Man of Tomorrow that you won’t want to miss!
Advance-solicited; on sale January 28 • 192 pg, FC, $39.99 US
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE MORE THINGS CHANGE TP
Written by Paul Levitz
Art by Steve Lightle, Ernie Colon, Keith Giffen, Larry Mahlstedt and others
Cover by Steve Lightle & Larry Mahlstedt
Bursting out of the 1980s comes this tale starring the far future’s greatest heroes! In this volume, you’ll find LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7-13 as the team discovers a factory hidden between dimensions creating a Sun-Eater. Plus, it’s team leader election time!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 10 • 176 pg, FC, $17.99 US
SUPERMAN: PAST AND FUTURE TP
Written by Jerry Siegel, Elliot S. Maggin, Cary Bates and others
Art by Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Keith Pollard and others
Cover by Carlos Pacheco & Jesus Merino
Follow Superman’s greatest time travel adventures as he experiences eras he never thought possible! This time warping collection features stories originally published from the ’40s through the ’80s including the classic tale “Superman Under the Red Sun” among many, many others!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 17 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – BATMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 3 TP
Written by Bob Haney
Art and cover by Jim Aparo
Enjoy over 500 pages of adventure with this collection featuring THE BRAVE & THE BOLD #109-134 as Batman teams with dozens of DC favorites including The Demon, Mister Miracle, Aquaman, The Flash and many more!
on sale December 17
520 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: STRANGE ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP
Written by John Broome, Otto Binder, Joe Kubert, Bill Finger and others
Art by Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Joe Kubert, Murphy Anderson and others
Cover by Gil Kane
Blast into the mind-bending science fiction of the mid-’50s with this collection spotlighting STRANGE ADVENTURES #54-73 as humanity faces a bevy of menaces!
on sale December 31
512 pg, B&W, $16.99 US
SGT. ROCK 1:6 SCALE DELUXE COLLECTOR FIGURE
Easy Company leader Sgt. Rock joins the popular 1:6 scale deluxe collector figure line!
A crack shot and an expert in close hand-to-hand combat, Rock’s nearly superhuman endurance is legendary, allowing him to survive gunshot wounds, grenade fragments and harsh outdoor elements.
Dressed in the intricate and authentically detailed costume of military garb from the World War II storylines that made this character famous, Sgt. Rock also includes numerous character-appropriate accessories.
The figure comes with a display base and is packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box with a fifth panel.
Advance-solicited; on sale April 29, 2009 * Collector figure * $99.99 US