Collected New 52

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.

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.

[quote]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[/quote]

 

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.

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6 Comments

  1. “I’m shocked that Aquaman gets a hardcover”

    I am not shocked that Aquaman is gettting a hardcover collected edition. Geoff Johns is doing some great work with Aquaman.

    The first couple issues have him more based on land, which is how it was done during the 70’s and 80’s. The inclusion of the “Trench” finally gives Aquaman someone to fight, that only he is capable of fighting.

    I’ve enjoyed the first couple issues of Aquaman and can’t wait to see where it leads. It is was what Aquaman needed to breathe new life to the character.

    I didn’t plan on buying Aquaman when #1 came out, but I bought it on an impulse and I am glad I did.

  2. Given their recent cancellations of trade paperbacks such as the fifth R.E.B.E.L.s collection, I would take these announcements with a grain of salt.

    I would expect Batwoman to be amended to include #0.

    Announcing collections for everything continues to show some kind of support for the entire line but watch for some collections to be cancelled before they are solicited or after the fact when they get the order numbers from retailers – as I’m going to tell you that very few people will be ordering say, Static Shock.

    One thing that surprises me is how long they are making people wait for the “fourth week” collections of titles such as Francis Manapul’s The Flash. Issue 7 ships in March and fans are not going to see a collected edition in stores until November? That’s really dumb. Get the headline books out there faster so retailers can sell them.

  3. The other surprise on this list is Catwoman coming out as TPB. I thought with the exposure Catwoman was getting lately that book would’ve been released as HC. I thinks the sales will be strong for the collected edition of Catwoman.

  4. I’ll be picking up for sure:

    Animal Man
    Catwoman
    Batgirl
    Batwoman

    Some I will look at before deciding to buy:
    All Batmans
    Nightwing
    Justice League Dark
    Demon Knights

    Pretty sizable list I think. I wish they would all be HC and TP to give readers a choice, but what can you do?

  5. Actually, I’m happy as long as they finish off the rest of the Stephanie Brown Batgirl series in paperback.

  6. DCs SOP for a long time now has been 8-12 months between hardcover and softcover release. Nothing new there.

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