- Posted by Johanna on February 1, 2007 at 8:21 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
DC has announced their collections planned for this summer, and they include the following:
In July, they’re reprinting the 1976 Wonder Woman encyclopedia as THE ORIGINAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMIC BOOK HEROES VOL. 2: WONDER WOMAN (272 pages, $19.99). This is a great reference to the character and her stories, up until the mid-60s.
And finally in August, SHOWCASE PRESENTS: WONDER WOMAN. Aside from my general love of the character, I’m excited because the stories reprinted come from WONDER WOMAN #98-117, a run by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, and Mike Esposito that includes several legitimately scarce issues.
As usual, I’m most excited by DC’s wide-ranging history, and I’m thrilled they’re making it more available. The two Showcase volumes in July are also interesting. There’s a BATGIRL book:
Writers: Gardner Fox, Cary Bates, Bob Haney, Mike Friedrich, Robert Kanigher, Frank Robbins, Dennis O’ Neil, and Elliot S. Maggin
Artists: Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Frank Springer, Gil Kane, Bob Brown, Win Mortimer, Irv Novick, Don Heck, Mike Sekowsky, Neal Adams, and others
Collects stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #359, 363, 369, 371, 384, 385, 388, 389, 392, 393, 396, 397, 400, 401, 404, 405-424, BATMAN #197, ADVENTURE COMICS #381, WORLD’ S FINEST COMICS #169 and 176, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #78, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #60, and SUPERMAN #268 and 279.
as well as a MARTIAN MANHUNTER (reprinting material from DETECTIVE COMICS #225-305). Additionally, there’s a wacky Superman Family trade: THE AMAZING TRANSFORMATIONS OF JIMMY OLSEN (192 pages, $14.99), collecting stories from SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #22, 28, 31-33, 41, 42, 44, 49, 53, 59, 65, 69, 72, 77, 80, 85, and 105.
For more modern work with classic flavor, in June comes BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS (200 pages, $14.99). It’s mostly Darwyn Cooke work, but it also includes stories by Paul Grist and Tim Sale. It collects BATMAN: EGO, CATWOMAN: SELINA’S BIG SCORE, and stories from SOLO #1 and 5 and BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #23 and 33.
Is this the first time SOLO work has been reprinted?