DC has announced the New 52 collected edition schedule, May to November 2012.  It’s a bit long so I wasn’t going to quote it but decided to anyway.

Coming in May 2012:

JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 1 HC Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: Jim Lee and Scott Williams Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE #1-6 $24.99 US, 176 pg

ANIMAL MAN VOL. 1 TP Writer: Jeff Lemire Artists: Travel Foreman, Jeff Huet and John Paul Leon Collects: ANIMAL MAN #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

BATMAN VOL. 1 HC Writer: Scott Snyder Artists: Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion Collects: BATMAN #1-7 $24.99 US, 176 pg

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL VOL. 1 TP Writer: Dan Jurgens Artists: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan and Marco Castiello Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

GREEN LANTERN VOL. 1: SINESTRO REBIRTH HC Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy Collects: GREEN LANTERN #1-7 $24.99 US, 176 pg

CATWOMAN VOL. 1 TP Writer: Judd Winick Artist: Guillem March Collects: CATWOMAN #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

STORMWATCH VOL. 1 TP Writer: Scott Snyder Artists: Miguel Sepulveda and Al Barrionuevo Collects: STORMWATCH #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

GREEN ARROW VOL. 1 TP Writers: J.T. Krul, Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens Artists: Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Ignacio Calero and Ray McCarthy Collects: GREEN ARROW #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

Coming in June 2012:

BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 1 HC Writer: Tony S. Daniel Artists: Tony S. Daniel, Ryan Winn and Sandu Florea Collects: DETECTIVE COMICS #1-7 $24.99 US, 176 pg

RED LANTERNS VOL. 1 TP Writer: Peter Milligan Artists: Ed Benes, Rob Hunter and Diego Bernard Collects: RED LANTERNS #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

BATWOMAN VOL. 1: HYDROLOGY HC Writers: J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman Artist: J.H. Williams III Collects: BATWOMAN #1-5 $22.99 US, 144 pg

MISTER TERRIFIC VOL. 1 TP Writer: Eric Wallace Artists: Giancarlo Gugliotta, Wayne Faucher, Scott Clark, Dave Beaty and Oliver Nome Collects: MISTER TERRIFIC #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. VOL. 1 TP Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Alberto Ponticelli Collects: FRANKENSTEIN, AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

STATIC SHOCK VOL. 1 TP Writer: Scott McDaniel and John Rozum Artists: Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens Collects: STATIC SHOCK #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES VOL. 1 TP Writer: Paul Levitz Artists: Francis Portela, Walter Simonson and Dan Green Collects: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

Coming in July 2012:

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1 HC Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artists: Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray Collects: BATMAN AND ROBIN #1-6 $22.99 US, 144 pg

SUICIDE SQUAD VOL. 1 TP Writer: Adam Glass Artists: Marco Rudy and Federico Dallocchio Collects: SUICIDE SQUAD #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

BATGIRL VOL. 1 HC Writer: Gail Simone Artists: Ardian Syaf and Vicente Sifuentes Collects: BATGIRL #1-6 $22.99 US, 144 pg

DEMON KNIGHTS VOL. 1 TP Writer: Paul Cornell Artists: Diogenes Neves, Oclair Albert and Mike Choi Collects: DEMON KNIGHTS #1-7 $14.99 US, 168 pg

BATWING VOL. 1 TP Writer: Judd Winick Artists: Ben Oliver and ChrisCross Collects: BATWING #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

MEN OF WAR VOL. 1 TP Writers: Ivan Brandon, Jonathan Vankin, B. Clay Moore, Matt Kindt and John Arcudi Artists: Tom Derenick, Phil Winslade, Paul McCaffrey, Patrick Scherbeger, Dan Green and Richard Corben Collects: MEN OF WAR #1-6 $16.99 US, 192 pg

GRIFTER VOL. 1 TP Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artists: Cafu, Jason Gorder, Scott Clark and Dave Beaty Collects: GRIFTER #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

Coming in August 2012:

ACTION COMICS VOL. 1 HC Writer: Grant Morrison Artists: Rags Morales, Rick Bryant, Brent Anderson, Gene Ha, Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang Collects: ACTION COMICS #1-8 $24.99 US, 200 pg

SUPERBOY VOL. 1 TP Writer: Scott Lobdell Artists: R.B. Silva and Rob Lean Collects: SUPERBOY #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

DEATHSTROKE VOL. 1 TP Writer: Kyle Higgins Artists: Joe Bennett and Art Thibert Collects: DEATHSTROKE #1-8 $16.99 US, 176 pg

O.M.A.C. VOL. 1 TP Writers: Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen Artists: Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish Collects: O.M.A.C. #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 1 HC Writer: Paul Jenkins and David Finch Artists: David Finch and Richard Friend Collects: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-6 $22.99 US, 144 pg

HAWK AND DOVE VOL. 1 TP Writers: Sterling Gates and Rob Liefeld Artist: Rob Liefeld Collects: HAWK AND DOVE #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

SWAMP THING VOL. 1 TP Writer: Scott Snyder Artists: Yanick Paquette, Victor Ibanez and Marco Rudy Collects: SWAMP THING #1-8 $16.99 US, 192 pg

RESURRECTION MAN VOL. 1 TP Writers: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Artists: Fernando Dagnino and Fernando Blanco Collects: RESURRECTION MAN #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

Coming in September 2012:

AQUAMAN VOL. 1 HC Writer: Geoff Johns Artists: Ivan Reis and Joe Prado Collects: AQUAMAN #1-6 $22.99 US, 144 pg

TEEN TITANS VOL. 1 TP Writer: Scott Lobdell Artists: Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund Collects: TEEN TITANS #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

BIRDS OF PREY VOL. 1 TP Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artists: Jesus Saiz and Javier Pina Collects: BIRDS OF PREY #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOL. 1 TP Writers: Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver Artist: Yildiray Cinar and Norm Rapmund Collects: THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 1 HC Writer: Peter J. Tomasi Artists: Fernando Pasarin, Scott Hanna and Geraldo Borges Collects: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1-6 $22.99 US, 144 pg

LEGION LOST VOL. 1 TP Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Pete Woods Collects: LEGION LOST #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

VOODOO VOL. 1 TP Writer: Ron Marz Artists: Sami Basri and Hendry Prasetya Collects: VOODOO #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

Coming in October 2012:

I, VAMPIRE VOL. 1 TP Writer: Joshua Hale Fialokov Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Collects: I, VAMPIRE #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL. 1: IN THE DARK TP Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mikel Janin Collects: JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

NIGHTWING VOL. 1 TP Writer: Kyle Higgins Artists: Eddy Barrows, J.P. Mayer, Paulo Siqueria and Trevor McCarthy Collects: NIGHTWING #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 1 HC Writer: Tony Bedard Artists: Tyler Kirkham, Harvey Talibao and Batt Collects: GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #1-7 $22.99 US, 160 pg

SUPERGIRL VOL. 1: LAST DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON TP Writer: Michael Green and Mike Johnson Artist: Mahmud Asrar Collects: SUPERGIRL #1-7 $14.99 US, 144 pg

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN VOL. 1 TP Writer: Tony S. Daniel and James Bonney Artist: Philip Tan Collects: THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #1-6 $14.99 US, 144 pg

ALL-STAR WESTERN VOL. 1 TP Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti Artists: Moritat, Jordi Bernet and Phil Winslade Collects: ALL-STAR WESTERN #1-6 $16.99 US, 192 pg

Coming in November 2012:

THE FLASH VOL. 1 HC Writers: Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Artist: Francis Manapul Collects: THE FLASH #1-7 $22.99 US, 168 pg

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 1 TP Writer: Scott Lobdell Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Collects: RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

SUPERMAN VOL. 1 HC Writer: George Perez Artists: George Perez, Jesus Merino, Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott Collects: SUPERMAN #1-6 $22.99 US, 144 pg

BLUE BEETLE VOL. 1 TP Writer: Tony Bedard Artists: Ig Guara and J.P. Mayer Collects: BLUE BEETLE #1-7 $22.99 US, 160 pg

BLACKHAWKS VOL. 1 TP Writer: Mike Costa Artists: Ken Lashley, Graham Nolan, Norm Rapmund, Alessandro Vitti, Cafu and Bit Collects: BLACKHAWKS #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

CAPTAIN ATOM VOL. 1 TP Writer: J.T. Krull Artist: Freddie Williams II Collects: CAPTAIN ATOM #1-7 $14.99 US, 160 pg

DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS VOL. 1 TP Writers: Paul Jenkins, Dan DiDio and Jerry Ordway Artists: Bernard Chang and Jerry Ordway Collects: DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #1-8 $16.99 US, 176 pg


First off every title is getting a collection of at least six issues, so DC clearly has no plans to cancel any of their New 52 titles within the first six months.  Since they required books to be done well in advance I’d hazard a guess they already have at least six issues ready to go.

What’s interesting to me is the choice of hardcover versus trade paperback.  Of the 52 collected editions 11 are hardcovers, all front line characters and members of The Justice League.  Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman.  I’m shocked that Aquaman gets a hardcover, but that could be more to do with the creative team than the character.  No Wonder Woman listed, but that’s probably an error.

Hardcovers are getting an $8-10 premium, which is the standard.  Unfortunately the pricing makes no sense.  Hardcovers are priced $22.99 and $24.99, 144 pages to 200 pages.  Trade paperbacks are priced $14.99 and $16.99, with Blue Beetle TP for $22.99 which I’m guessing is a typo.  Page counts 144 to 192.  For some reason they vary from collecting six issues to eight issues.  Overall not a lot of consistency.

No hardcovers getting the trade paperback treatment within the six months listed, so if you’re holding out on the hardcovers it may be a long wait.  As I scrolled the list I thought for sure I’d see a Justice League trade paperback in November, since months after its May hardcover release.