Monday, March 13, 2006

LSH solicitations: June 2006

Legion-related books on sale in June:

  • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes 19
  • Absolute Kingdom Come HC (reprints Kingdom Come 1-4)
Stuff I missed last month that's on sale in May:
  • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes 18
  • Showcase Presents: Superman vol. 2 TPB (reprints Action Comics 267, the Legion's 3rd appearance)
  • Power Girl TPB (reprints JSA Classified 1-4)

Update 3/14: caveat emptor - as Jonathan Miller notes in the comments section, the Superman Showcase volume might only reprint the Superman story and not the Legion story.

Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray
Cover by Kitson
Chameleon takes center stage as he puts his detective skills to work on a challenging case that could have major consequences for 31st century Earth! Plus, get to know the Legion's newest member - no, it's not Supergirl!
On sale June 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Alex Ross
The unforgettable, best-selling miniseries by acclaimed writer Mark Waid and superstar painter Alex Ross returns in a special oversized, feature-packed Absolute Edition - just in time for its 10th anniversary!

Set at the dawn of the 21st century in a world spinning inexorably out of control, Waid & Ross weave a tale of youth versus experience, tradition versus change, and what defines a hero. KINGDOM COME is a riveting story pitting the old guard - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers - against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes that declare war against each other to determine the future of the planet.

This Absolute Edition is a whopping 340-page slipcased hardcover featuring a new wraparound image by Ross. Also included is an extended character sketch section, a peek into Ross's own sketchbook, text pieces by Waid and Ross, annotations of the entire series, rare art (from magazines, trading cards, T-shirts, the novel and more), promotional images, a gallery of DC Direct Kingdom Come product, the evolution of a story page, and much more!

Advance-solicited; on sale July 12 • 8.5" x 13" • 340 pg, FC, $75.00 US

Stuff that I missed last time around:

Written by Mark Waid
Art by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray
Cover by Kitson
Where did Supergirl come from? Whatever happened to Brainiac 5, and just what did he do with Dream Girl's body? Who is Dream Boy? Plus, which of the Legionnaires has a secret identity - as a Science Police officer?
On sale May 24 o 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz and Paul Kupperberg; Art by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, Joe Staton and Dick Giordano and Mary Wilshire; Cover by Adam Hughes

Discover the origins of one of the DCU's most powerful heroines in this new collection featuring Power Girl stories from SHOWCASE #97-99, SECRET ORIGINS #11 and the sold-out JSA CLASSIFIED #1-4!

Is Power Girl the cousin of Earth-2's Superman? Granddaughter of an Atlantean mage? From the future or an alternate dimension? All Karen Starr knows is that she exists in a world that doesn't fit. When her powers begin changing or blanking out altogether, she searches for answers long denied her. The clues lead her to the deranged Psycho-Pirate, who may break her mind before she learns the truth.

This collection features her first solo adventure, plus her second secret origin and the sold-out first four issues of JSA CLASSIFIED, key stories tied to the cosmic events of INFINITE CRISIS!
DC Universe | 176pg. | Color | Softcover | $14.99 US
On Sale June 7, 2006

Written by Jerry Coleman, Bill Finger and Otto Binder
Art by Curt Swan, Wayne Boring, Al Plastino and Kurt Schaffenberger
Cover by Swan & George Klein
The second Showcase spotlighting the Silver Age exploits of Superman features ACTION COMICS #258-275 and SUPERMAN #134-145! The Man of Steel faces off against a wide array of threats, from the impish Mr. Mxyzptlk to the deadly alien Brainiac to the utterly incomprehensible Bizarro.
Advance-solicited; on sale June 14 o 576 pg, B&W, $16.99 US

1 comment:

Jonathan Miller said...

It's possible that the Showcase volume will only reprint the first (non-LSH) Superman story from Action 267, leaving out the Supergirl + LSH backup. That's what the first volume did. Just a warning, in case you're only planning on buying it for the Legion appearance!