More on the Content of Capstone’s DC Hardcovers

Following up on last month’s news that Capstone would be releasing DC hardcovers for school and library markets, I have more information on what content will be included in the project.

Tiny Titans #1 cover

The plan is to re-release these series, the first four issues from each:

  • Tiny Titans
    • Enter: Nightwing! (originally #4 of the series)
    • Penguins in the Batcave! (#3)
    • Sidekick City Elementary (#1, cover shown here)
    • Tiny Titans vs. The Fearsome Five (#2)
  • DC Super Friends (from 2008)
    • April Fools (#4)
    • Dinosaur Round-Up (#2)
    • Hungry for Power (#1)
    • Wanted: The Super Friends (#3)
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2009)
    • The Attack of the Virtual Villains (#2)
    • Menace of the Time Thief (#4)
    • The Panic of the Composite Creature (#1)
    • President Batman (#3)
  • Superman Adventures #1 cover

  • Superman Adventures (1996)
    • Be Careful What You Wish For… (#2)
    • Distant Thunder (#3)
    • Eye to Eye (#4)
    • Men of Steel (#1 — all but this one are written by Scott McCloud!)
  • Batman Adventures (2003)
    • Free Man (#2)
    • My Boyfriend’s Back (#3)
    • Need to Know (#4)
    • No Asylum (#1)
  • Young Justice (2011)
    • By Hook or by Web (#4)
    • Hack and You Shall Find (#3)
    • Haunted (#1)
    • Monkey Business (#2)

The hardcovers will include additional content, such as about the author, about the illustrator, and glossary pages, making them a little longer than the original comics. More titles will be included in future releases.


3 Responses to “More on the Content of Capstone’s DC Hardcovers”

  1. James Schee Says:

    Gosh, this makes me really miss the Batman Adventures series. It was always way better than the majority of stuff going on in the regular Batman titles. (or heck DC titles period)

    I saw some Archie Comics in HCs like this at a local library, don’t recall who did it. They were really nice.

  2. Torsten Adair Says:

    Abdo has been doing something similar with their “Marvel Age” books. They also have Archie, Star Wars, Transformers, Scooby Doo, Tokyopop [sic]…

    http://www.abdopub.com/shop/pc/viewCategories.asp?pageStyle=h&ProdSort=1&page=14&idCategory=479&viewAll=yes

    $15.95 for a reinforced binding of a 24-page comic book story. Some are parts of a series (such as “Sentinel”). If memory serves, there is a study guide in the back of each, with glossary and discussion questions. Or else there are teaching guides available.

    http://www.abdopub.com/shop/pc/viewcontent.asp?idpage=11

    Capstone/Stone Arch already publishes the original beginning reader “Super Pets” line, as well as the “DC Super Heroes” line.

    http://www.capstonepub.com/category/BRAND_DC_SUPER_HEROES

    I suspect there’s a growing demand in libraries for comics for kids, and since there is only so much new material being produced, publishers are going back to raid the archives. Abdo is reprinting the “Marvel Age” comics of 2003-2005, and possibly “Marvel Adventures”.

    Don’t be surprised if Turtleback starts rebinding Marvel Essential and DC Showcase volumes (which have grade school appeal and little to offend, due to the Comics Code of the 1970s). Turtleback already rebinds some graphic novels from DC and Marvel (including five Tiny Titans collections).

    When I worked at the Omaha Public Library, we would selectively “bind” sheet music magazines by stripping off the cover, gluing the stapled pages between a cardstock cover, and gluing the magazine cover on the outside. The same could be done with comics, as it discourages theft.

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