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Whether you’re standing in long lines at a comic convention, driving across country on one of those wonderful family vacations, or jetting around the world closing multi-million dollar deals, you’re probably going to be bored enough to want to read something.  DC has stepped up to the plate by releasing its list of trade paperbacks scheduled for release in May and June of 2009.

This list isn’t final, and is subject to change, but what is being offered, looks pretty good to me.  For sure on my list will the the third Starman Omnibus.

DC Universe titles scheduled to arrive in stores in May include:

BATMAN: THE RESURRECTION OF RA’S AL GHUL TP
Writers: Peter Milligan, Grant Morrison, Fabian Nicieza, Paul Dini and Keith Champagne
Artists: Don Kramer, Jason Pearson, Tony Daniel, David Lopez, Freddie Williams II, Ryan Benjamin and others
Collects: BATMAN ANNUAL #26, BATMAN #670-671, ROBIN #168-169, ROBIN ANNUAL #7, NIGHTWING #138-139, and DETECTIVE COMICS #838-839!
$19.99 US, 256 pages

BATMAN: MAD LOVE AND OTHER STORIES HC
Writer: Paul Dini
Artists: Bruce Timm, Mike Parobeck, Matt Wagner, Dan DeCarlo, John Byrne, Klaus Janson and Glen Murakami
Collects: BATMAN: MAD LOVE, BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL #1-2, BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL, and stories from ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE #3 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOL. 1
$19.99 US, 208 pages

BATMAN: SCARECROW AND TWO-FACE YEAR ONE TP
Writers: Bruce Jones and Mark Sable
Artists: Jesus Saiz, Sean Murphy and Jimmy Palmiotti
Collects: YEAR ONE: BATMAN/SCARECROW #1-2 and TWO-FACE YEAR ONE #1-2
$19.99 US, 200 pages

BOOSTER GOLD: 52 PICK-UP TP

Writers: Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz
Artists: Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
Collects: BOOSTER GOLD #1-6 and the origin story from 52 #24
$14.99 US, 160 pages

DC COMICS CLASSICS LIBRARY: ROOTS OF THE SWAMP THING HC
Writer: Len Wein
Artists: Bernie Wrightson, Nestor Redondo and Michael Wm. Kaluta
Collects: SWAMP THING #1-13 and a story from HOUSE OF SECRETS #92
$39.99 US, 320 pages

GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN TP
Writer: Judd Winick
Artists: Mike Norton, Diego Barreto, Wayne Faucher and Robin Riggs
Collects: GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY #11-14 and GREEN ARROW SECRET FILES #1
$17.99 US, 128 pages

THE FLASH PRESENTS: MERCURY FALLING TP
Writer: Todd Dezago
Artists: Ethan Van Sciver, Eric Battle, John Stokes, Prentis Rollins and others
Collects: IMPULSE #62-67
$14.99 US, 144 pages

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE SECOND COMING HC
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Artist: Ed Benes
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #22-26
$19.99 US, 144 pages

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: ENEMY MANIFEST HC
Writer: Jim Shooter
Artists: Francis Manapul and Livesay
Collects: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #45-50
$24.99 US, 144 pages

RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR VOL. 1 TP
Writer: Jim Starlin
Artists: Ron Lim, Jim Starlin, Rob Hunter and Al Milgrom
Collects: RANN/THANAGAR: HOLY WAR #1-4 and HAWKMAN SPECIAL #1
$19.99 US, 168 pages

ROBIN: THE TEEN WONDER TP
Writers: Dennis O’Neil, James Robinson, Chuck Dixon, Jim Starlin, Marv Wolfman, Bill Willingham and Geoff Johns
Artists: Dave Taylor, Lee Weeks, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens, Jim Aparo, Mike DeCarlo, Damion Scott, Tony Daniel and Marlo Alquiza
Collects: BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #100, NIGHTWING #101, BATMAN #428 and 442, ROBIN #126 and 132 and TEEN TITANS #29
$17.99 US, 160 pages

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: MARTIAN MANHUNTER VOL. 2 TP
Writer: Jack Miller and others
Artist: Joe Certa
Collects: Stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #305-326 and HOUSE OF MYSTERY #143-173
$16.99 US, 592 pages

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPER FRIENDS VOL. 1 TP
Writers: E. Nelson Bridwell and Dennis O’Neil
Artists: Ric Estrada, Vince Colletta, Ramona Fradon, Bob Smith and Kurt Schaffenberger
Collects: SUPER FRIENDS #1-24
$9.99 US, 448 pages

STATIC SHOCK: REBIRTH OF THE COOL TP
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie and Robert L. Washington III
Artists: John Paul Leon and Steve Mitchell
Collects: STATIC #1-4 and STATIC SHOCK: REBIRTH OF THE COOL #1-4
$19.99 US, 192 pages

SUPERMAN: ENDING BATTLE TP
Writers: Geoff Johns, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz and Joe Kelly
Artist: Pascual Ferry, Cam Smith, Derec Aucoin, Brandon Badeaux, Mark Morales, Duncan Rouleau, Marlo Alquiza and Mark Farmer
Collects: SUPERMAN #185-186, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #608-609, SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #130-131 and ACTION COMICS #795-796
$14.99 US, 192 pages

SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD TP
Writers: Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, Otto Binder, E. Nelson Bridwell and John Byrn
Artists: Eric Powell, Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Byrne and others
Collects: ACTION COMICS #855-857, SUPERMAN #140, DC COMICS PRESENTS #71 and MAN OF STEEL #5
$14.99 US, 160 pages

SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON VOL. 1 HC
Writers: Gary Frank, James Robinson and Sterling Gates
Artists: Pete Woods, Gary Frank, Renato Guedes, Jon Sibal, Wilson Magalhaes and Pere Perez
Collects: SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL, SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN SPECIAL SUPERMAN #681, ACTION COMICS #871 and ADVENTURE COMICS SPECIAL FEATURING THE GUARDIAN
$24.99 US, 176 pages

TINY TITANS: ADVENTURES IN AWESOMENESS TP
Writers: Art Baltazar and Franco
Artist: Art Baltazar
Collects: TINY TITANS #7-12
$12.99 US, 144 pages

WONDER WOMAN: LOVE AND MURDER TP
Writer: Jodi Picoult
Artists: Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Drew Johnson and others
Collects: WONDER WOMAN #6-10
$12.99 US, 128 pages

DC Universe titles scheduled to arrive in stores in June include:

ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1 TP
Writer: Frank Miller
Artists: Jim Lee and Scott Williams
Collects: ALL STAR BATMAN & ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER #1-9
$19.99 US, 240 pages

BATGIRL: REDEMPTION TP
Writer: Adam Beechen
Artists: J. Calafiore and Jonathan Glapion
Collects: BATGIRL #1-6
$19.99 US, 144 pages

BATMAN: THE BLACK CASEBOOK TP
Writers: France Herron, Edmond Hamilton, Bill Finger
Artists: Dick Sprang, Charles Paris, Sheldon Moldoff, Stan Kaye
Collects: Stories from BATMAN #113, 134, 156 and 162, DETECTIVE COMICS #215, 235 and 267 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #89
$17.99 US, 144 pages

FINAL CRISIS HC
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artists: J.G. Jones, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino, Marco Rudy, Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Collects: FINAL CRISIS #1-7
$24.99 US, 240 pages

FINAL CRISIS COMPANION TP
Writers: Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann and Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Ryan Sook, Matthew Clark, Norm Rapmund, Doug Manhke and Christian Alamy
Collects: FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2 and FINAL CRISIS SECRET FILES
$19.99 US, 200 pages

THE FLASH: THE HUMAN RACE TP
Writers: Grant Morrison and Mark Miller
Artists: Paul Ryan, Ron Wagner, Pop Mhan, Mike Parobeck, Joshua Hood and others
Collects: THE FLASH #136-141 and a story from SECRET ORIGINS #50
$14.99 US, 160 pages

THE GOLDEN AGE STARMAN ARCHIVES VOL. 2 HC
Writers: Gardner Fox, Alfred Bester, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson and others
Artists: Jack Burnley, Mort Meskin, George Roussos, Emil Gershwin, Sam Citron and others
Collects: Stories from ADVENTURE COMCIS #77-102
$49.99 US, 272 pages

GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS WAR VOL. 2 TP
Writers: Geoff Johns, Dave Gibbons and Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Ivan Reis, Ethan Van Sciver, Patrick Gleason, Oclair Albert, Angel Unzueta, Dustin Nguyen, Joe Prado and others
Collects: GREEN LANTERN #24-25 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS #16-19!
$14.99 US, 192 pages

GREEN LANTERN: TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS TP
Writers: Geoff Johns, Ron Marz, Alan Burnett and Sterling Gates
Artists: Dave Gibbons, Ethan Van Sciver, Pete Woods, Jerry Ordway, Mike McKone, Adriana Melo, Joe Prado and others
Collects: GREEN LANTERN #18-20, GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1, TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: ION, TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: PARALLAX, TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: CYBORG SUPERMAN, TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS: ANTI-MONITOR and GREEN LANTERN SINESTRO CORPS SECRET FILES
$14.99 US, 200 pages

GREEN LANTERN CORPS: SINS OF THE STAR SAPPHIRE TP
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Patrick Gleason, Luke Ross, Drew Geraci and Fabio Laguna
Collects: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #27-32
$14.99 US, 144 pages

HITMAN VOL. 1 TP
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: John McCrea
Collects: HITMAN #1-3, THE DEMON ANNUAL #2, HITMAN #1,000,000 and a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #4
$14.99 US, 144 pages

JLA: THE DELUXE EDITION VOL. 2 HC
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Howard Porter, Gary Frank, Greg Land, Val Semeiks, Arnie Jorgenson, John Dell, David Meikis, Mark Pennington and others
Collects: JLA #10-17, PROMETHEUS #1 and JLA/WILDCATS
$29.99 US, 304 pages

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: THE INJUSTICE LEAGUE TP
Writers: Dwayne McDuffie and Alan Burnett
Artists: Ed Benes, Sandra Hope, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning, Joe Benitez and Victor Llamas
Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #13-16 and the JLA WEDDING SPECIAL #1
$17.99 US, 144 pages

THE QUESTION: THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD TP
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Tom Mandrake, Matthew Clark, Jose Saiz, Diego Olmos and Manuel Garcia
Collects: THE CRIME BIBLE #1-5
$14.99 US, 128 pages

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE CREEPER TP
Writers: Steve Ditko, Don Segall, Dennis O’Neil, Bob Haney, Len Wein and Michael Fleisher
Artists: Steve Ditko, Neal Adams, Dick Giordano, Mike Peppe, Jack Sparling, Dick Dillon, Sid Greene, Irv Novick, Ernie Chua, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Mike Royer
Collects: SHOWCASE #73, BEWARE THE CREEPER #1-6, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #80, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #70, DETECTIVE COMCIS #418, 447 and 448, THE JOKER #3 and 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL #7
$9.99 US, 296 pages

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: GREEN LANTERN VOL. 4 TP

Writers: Gardner Fox, John Broome, Dennis O’Neil and Mike Friedrich
Artists: Gil Kane, Sid Greene, Mike Sekowsky, Dick Dillin, Wallace Wood, Murphy Anderson and Joe Giella
Collects: GREEN LANTERN #60-75
$16.99 US, 392 pages

THE STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC
Writer: James Robinson
Artists: Tony Harris, Wade von Grawbadger, Mark Buckingham, Steve Yeowell, Wayne Faucher, Richard Pace, Mitch Byrd, Stefano Guadiano, Gene Ha, Dusty Abell, Dexter Vines, Phil Jimenez, J.H. Williams III, Bret Blevins and Michael Zulli
Collects: STARMAN #30-38, STARMAN ANNUAL #2, STARMAN SECRET FILES #1 and THE SHADE #1-4
$49.99 US, 432 pages

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: FINEST WORLDS HC

Writers: Michael Green and Mike Johnson
Artists: Ed Benes, Rafael Albuquerque, Rags Morales and John Dell
Collects: SUPERMAN/BATMAN #50-56
$19.99 US, 192 pages

SUPERMAN: LAST SON TP
Writers: Richard Donner and Geoff Johns
Artist: Adam Kubert
Collects: ACTION COMICS #844-846, #851 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11
$12.99 US, 160 pages

SUPERMAN: TALES FROM THE PHANTOM ZONE TP
Writers: Robert Bernstein, Leo Dorfman, Jerry Siegel, Edmond Hamilton, Otto Binder, Mike W. Barr, Paul Kupperberg, Paul Levitz, Barbara Randall, Greg Weisman, E. Nelson Bridwell and Peter Sanderson
Artists: George Papp, Curt Swan, George Klein, John Forte, Al Plastino and Rick Veitch
Collects: ADVENTURES COMICS #283, 300, ACTION COMICS #336, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #33, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #62, SUPERMAN #157 and 205 and SUPERBOY #89 and 104.
$19.99 US, 192 pages

TRINITY VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza
Artists: Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Mike Norton, Tom Derenick, Art Thibert, Andy Owens, Jerry Ordway and Wayne Faucher
Collects: TRINITY #1-17
$29.99 US, 416 pages

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5 Comments

  1. Graciela
    December 17, 2008 at 11:54 am — Reply

    I haven’t read THE QUESTION: THE FIVE BOOKS OF BLOOD so that’s a sure buy for me.

  2. Josh P.
    December 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm — Reply

    I count at least 11 buys on that list.

  3. David
    December 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm — Reply

    And how about Hitman being traded? I’ve been wanting to read it!

  4. ykw
    December 18, 2008 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPER FRIENDS VOL. 1 TP

    @ $9.99 ??? Fradon pencils?

    Totally sold. (Though a second volume with more Schaffenberger work is something I’d be on even more.)

    SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE CREEPER TP

    Also $9.99. But about half the size of a normal SP. But uncolored Ditko pencils. I’m wavering.

  5. sean
    January 6, 2009 at 12:27 am — Reply

    Everybody buy ‘Hitman’! DC must be convinced to finish the run! Even if they do it by sneakily adding previously uncollected stories to reissued volumes to entice fans to buy it again!

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