Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Adult Education and Other Trades

This Is Pop Culture, among other places, has the list of what will be released in trade paperbacks early next year. Among them:

SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Edmond Hamilton, Jeph Loeb, John Byrne, Karl Kesel, Greg Rucka, Cary Bates and Len Wein
Artists: Curt Swan, Ed McGuinness, John Byrne, Dick Giordano, Peter Doherty, George Klein, Tim Sale, Dick Dillin, Neal Adams, Joe Giella, Dan Davis and others
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 200 pages
Collects: SUPERMAN #76, MAN OF STEEL #3, WORLD'S FINEST #88, 142, 159, 176 and 207, DETECTIVE COMICS #756, BATMAN & SUPERMAN: WORLD'S FINEST #7, SUPERMAN/BATMAN SECRET FILES 2003 and more

World's Finest #142 is the first Composite Superman story.

SHOWCASE PRESENTS: SUPERMAN VOL. 3 TP
Writers: Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger, Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Edmond Hamilton, Robert Bernstein and Leo Dorfman
Artists: Curt Swan, Al Plastino, Stan Kaye, Sheldon Moldoff, George Klein, Jim Mooney, George Papp, Kurt Schaffenberger and Wayne Boring
Price: $16.99 US/$20.99 CAN
Page count: 560 pages
Collects: Stories from ACTION COMICS #276-292 and SUPERMAN #146-156

This should mean reprints of Superman/Supergirl and the Legion stories from Action 276, 284, 285, 287, 289, and 290; and Superman 147, 149, and 156. Some of these are key issues (Action 276), others are Imaginary Story cameos (Superman 156).

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 4: ADULT EDUCATION TP
Writers: Mark Waid and Tony Bedard
Artists: Barry Kitson, Adam DeKraker and Rob Stull
Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages
Collects: SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20-27

If nothing else, this suggests some sort of resolution by issue 27.

1 comment:

Eric Gimlin said...

I think the Showcase Presents: Superman only reprints the Superman stories, not the Supergirl stories from Action. I'm not 100% positive, though. Nevertheless, there will be several Legion stories of various import in the book.