DC Comics Announces Graphic Novel Releases for Spring 2013

DC Comics announces its slate of spring 2013 graphic novel releases. While it is mainly the standard fare of current series getting the hardcover (HC) or softcover (TP) treatment, there are some mild surprises in the bunch. The Shade gets  its entire 12-issue run in trade paperback form rather than across two or more books which is a nice plus. Alan Moore will be well (dis)pleased with the number of graphic novels with his name on the cover, including an Absolute Top Ten hardcover of his acclaimed series. The Death and Rebirth of Superman also gets a new printing and a new hardcover.

The listings have been copied below for you Geeks to peruse to your hearts content.

JANUARY 2013

  • Animal Man Vol. 2: Animal Vs. Man
    Collects: ANIMAL MAN #7-11 and ANIMAL MAN ANNUAL #1, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • Batman Incorporated TP
    Collects: BATMAN INCORPORATED #1-8 and BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES #1, $19.99 US, 284 pg
  • Batman: The Dark Knight: Golden Dawn TP
    Collects: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #1-5, BATMAN: THE RETURN #1 and a story from SUPERMAN/BATMAN #75, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • Batman: Through the Looking Glass TP
    Original graphic novel, $14.99 US, 112 pg
  • Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology TP
    Collects: BATWOMAN #0-5, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Batwoman Vol. 2: To Drown the World HC
    Collects: BATWOMAN #6-11, $22.99 US, 144 pg
  • The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers TP
    Collects: LEGION LOST #8-9, SUPERBOY #8-9, TEEN TITANS #8-9 and TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1, $16.99 US, 176 pg
  • Green Arrow Vol. 2: Triple Treat TP
    Collects: GREEN ARROW #7-12, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Green Lantern Vol. 1: Sinestro TP
    Collects: GREEN LANTERN #1-6, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • Green Lantern Vol. 2: Revenge of the Black Hand HC
    Collects: GREEN LANTERN #7-12 and GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #1, $29.99 US, 192 pg
  • Green Lantern: The Animated Series TP
    Collects: Green Lantern: The Animated Series #0-5, $12.99 US, 128 pg
  • Hard Time Vol. 2: Sixteen TP
    Collects: Hard Time #7-12, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • JLA Vol. 3 TP
    Collects: JLA #18-31, $24.99 US, 344 pg
  • Justice League International Vol. 2: Breakdown TP
    Collects: Justice League International #7-12, THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #9 and Justice League International #1, $14.99 US, 208 pg
  • Showcase Presents: Justice League of America Vol. 6 TP
    Collects: Justice League of America #107-132, $19.99 US, 528 pg
  • Superman: Last Son of Krypton TP
    Collects: ACTION COMICS #844-846, 851 and 866-870, ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #11 and SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON SPECIAL #1, $16.99 US, 288 pg
  • Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 7 TP
    Collects: SUPERMAN #13-15, ACTION COMICS #596-597 and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #436-438, $19.99 US, 192 pg
  • War of the Green Lanterns Aftermath TP
    Collects: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #61-63, GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD WARRIORS #11-13 and WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS AFTERMATH #1-2, $16.99 US, 208 pg
  • Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood TP
    Collects: Wonder Woman #1-6, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Guts HC
    Collects: Wonder Woman #7-12, $22.99 US, 144 pg

FEBRUARY 2013

  • Batgirl Vol. 1: The Darkest Reflection TP
    Collects: Batgirl #1-6 and 0, $14.99 US, 192 pg
  • Batgirl Vol. 2: Knightfall Descends HC
    Collects: Batgirl #7-12, $24.99 US, 144 pg
  • Batman: The Night of the Owls HC
    Collects: BATMAN ANNUAL #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #9, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9, BATWING #9, BATMAN AND ROBIN #9, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9, BIRDS OF PREY #9, BATGIRL #9 and ALL-STAR WESTERN #9, $29.99 US, 360 pg
  • Batman And Robin: Dark Knight Vs. White Knight TP
    Collects: BATMAN AND ROBIN #17-25, $16.99 US, 208 pg
  • Batman/Deathblow Deluxe Edition HC
    Collects: Batman/Deathblow: after the fire #1-3,$22.99 US, 168 pg
  • Blue Beetle Vol. 2: Blue Diamond TP
    Collects: BLUE BEETLE #7-12 and GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #9, $16.99 US, 160 pg
  • Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. Vol. 2: Son of Satan’s Ring TP
    Collects: Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #8-11 and MEN OF WAR #8, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Green Arrow: Salvation TP
    Collects: Green Arrow #8-15, $16.99 US, 192 pg
  • Justice League Vol. 1: Origin TP
    Collects: Justice League #1-6, $16.99 US, 192 pg
  • Justice League Vol. 2: The Villain’s Journey HC
    Collects: Justice League #7-12, $24.99 US, 176 pg
  • Showcase Presents: Sgt. Rock Vol. 4 TP
    Collects: OUR ARMY AT WAR #181-216, $19.99 US, 520 pg
  • Stormwatch Vol. 2: Enemies of Earth TP
    Collects: STORMWATCH #7-12 and RED LANTERNS #10, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • Suicide Squad Vol. 2: Basilisk Rising TP
    Collects: Suicide Squad #8-12 and RESURRECTION MAN #9, $16.99 US, 192 pg
  • Superman: For Tomorrow TP
    Collects: SUPERMAN #204-215 and the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA SPECIAL #1, $19.99 US, 320 pg
  • Superman Vs. Shazam! TP
    Collects: ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION C-58, DC COMICS PRESENTS #33-34 and 49 and DC COMICS PRESENTS ANNUAL #3, $19.99 US, 192 pg
  • Voodoo Vol. 2: The Killer In Me TP
    Collects: VOODOO #7-12 and 0, $16.99 US, 160 pg
  • Wonder Woman: Odyssey Vol. 2 TP
    Collects: Wonder Woman 7-12, $16.99 US, 192 pg
  • Young Justice Vol. 3 TP
    Collects: Young Justice #14-19, $12.99 US, 128 pg

MARCH 2013

  • All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold: Small Miracles TP
    Collects: Batman: The Brave and the Bold #15 and 17 and ALL-NEW Batman: The Brave and the Bold #13-16, $12.99 US, 128 pg
  • All-Star Western Vol. 2: The War of Lords and Owls TP
    Collects: All-Star Western #7-13, $16.99 US, 200 pg
  • Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls TP
    Collects: BATMAN #1-6, $16.99 US, 176 pg
  • Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls HC
    Collects: BATMAN #8-12, $24.99 US, 192 pg
  • Catwoman Vol. 2: Dollhouse TP
    Collects: CATWOMAN #7-12, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Day of Judgment TP
    Collects: DAY OF JUDGMENT #1-5 and a story from DAY OF JUDGMENT SECRET FILES #1, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • Earth 2 Vol. 1: The Gathering TP
    Collects: EARTH 2 #1-6, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • I, Vampire Vol. 2: Rise of the Vampires TP
    Collects: I, VAMPIRE #7-12 and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #7-8, $16.99 US, 192 pg
  • Impulse Vol. 1: Runs in the Family TP
    Collects: IMPULSE #1-6, 8-9 and 12-13, $19.99 US, 240 pg
  • Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edition HC
    Collects: Marshal Law #1-6, Marshal Law: FEAR AND LOATHING, Marshal Law TAKES MANHATTAN, Marshal Law: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND, Marshal Law: THE HATEFUL DEAD, Marshal Law: SUPER BABYLON and Marshal Law: SECRET TRIBUNAL #1-2, $49.99 US, 480 pg
  • Metal Men Archives Vol. 2 HC
    Collects: METAL MEN #6-20, $74.99 US, 304 pg
  • Red Lanterns Vol. 2: The Death of the Red Lanterns TP
    Collects: RED LANTERNS #8-13 and STORMWATCH #9, $16.99 US, 224 pg
  • The Shade TP
    Collects: THE SHADE #1-12, $19.99 US, 240 pg
  • Showcase Presents: Superman Family Vol. 4 TP
    Collects: SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #45-53 and SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #17-26, $19.99 US, 520 pg
  • Superman: Reign of Doomsday TP
    Collects: ACTION COMICS #900-904, $16.99 US, 200 pg
  • Superman: The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus HC
    Collects: SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #17-26, SUPERMAN #73-82, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #496-505, ACTION COMICS #683-691, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #69, SUPERMAN: THE LEGACY OF SUPERMAN #1 and GREEN LANTERN #46, $99.99 US, 954 pg
  • Superman vs. Zod TP
    Collects: ADVENTURE COMICS #283, ACTION COMICS #473 and 548-549, DC COMICS PRESENTS #97 and ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #10, $12.99 US, 144 pg
  • Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess Archives Vol. 1 HC
    Collects: WONDER WOMAN #98-110, $74.99 US, 352 pg

APRIL 2013

  • Absolute Top 10 HC
    Collects: TOP 10 #1-12, TOP 10: THE FORTY-NINERS, SMAX #1-5 and a story from AMERICA’S BEST COMICS SPECIAL #1, $99.99 US, 592 pg
  • Adventures of Superman: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez HC
    Collects: SUPERMAN #294, 301-302, 307-309 and 347, ALL-NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION C-54 and DC COMICS PRESENTS #1-4, 17, 20, 24 and 31, $39.99 US, 360 pg
  • Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 1: Faces of Death TP
    Collects: Detective Comics #1-7, $16.99 US, 176 pg
  • Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 2: Scare Tactics HC
    Collects: Detective Comics #8-12, $16.99 US, 232 pg
  • Batman: Illustrated by Neal Adams Vol. 2 TP
    Collects: BATMAN #217, 220-222, 224-227 and 229-231, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #86, 88-90, 93 and 95, DETECTIVE COMICS #394-411 and WORLD’S FINEST #199-200 and 202, $24.99 US, 236 pg
  • Batwing Vol. 2: In the Shadow of the Ancients TP
    Collects: BATWING #7-12, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Birds of Prey Vol. 2: Your Kiss Might Kill TP
    Collects: BIRDS OF PREY #8-13, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • DC Universe by Alan Moore TP
    Collects: SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11, DETECTIVE COMICS #549-550, GREEN LANTERN #188, VIGILANTE #17-18, OMEGA MEN #26-27, DC COMICS PRESENTS #85, GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2, SECRET ORIGINS #10, GREEN LANTERN ANNUAL #3, BATMAN ANNUAL #11, SUPERMAN #423, ACTION COMICS #583, WILDSTORM SPOTLIGHT #1, VOODOO #1-4, DEATHBLOW: BYBLOWS #1-3 and WILDC.A.T.S #50, $24.99 US, 328 pg
  • DC Universe Secret Origins TP
    Collects: SECRET ORIGINS #1, MORE SECRET ORIGINS #1, EVEN MORE SECRET ORIGINS #1 and WEIRD SECRET ORIGINS #1, $24.99 US, 328 pg
  • Dial H Vol. 1: Into You TP
    Collects: DIAL H #1-7, $14.99 US, 168 pg
  • The Flash Chronicles Vol. 4 TP
    Collects: THE FLASH #119-124, $14.99 US, 160 pg
  • G.I. Combat Vol. 1: The War That Time Forgot TP
    Collects: G.I. COMBAT #1-6, $19.99 US, 224 pg
  • Jack Kirby Omnibus Vol. 2 HC
    Collects: BLACK MAGIC #1-9, 1ST ISSUE SPECIAL #1, 5 and 6, RICHARD DRAGON: KUNG FU FIGHTER #3, THE SANDMAN #1-6, KOBRA #1, DC COMICS PRESENTS #84, SUPER POWERS #1-5 and SUPER POWERS VOL. 2 #1-6, $39.99 US, 624 pg
  • Legion Worlds TP
    Collects: LEGION WORLDS #1-6, $19.99 US, 240 pg
  • The New Teen Titans Omnibus Vol. 3 GC
    Collects: TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #45-61 and 66-67, THE NEW TEEN TITANS #38, THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1-6 and SECRET ORIGINS ANNUAL #3, $75.00 US, 792 pg
  • Starman Omnibus Vol. 3 TP
    Collects: STARMAN #30-38, STARMAN ANNUAL #2, STARMAN SECRET FILES #1 and THE SHADE #1-4, $29.99 US, 432 pg
  • Worlds’ Finest Vol. 1: The Lost Daughters of Earth 2 TP
    Collects: WORLDS’ FINEST #0-5, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Showcase Presents: STRANGE ADVENTURES Vol. 2 TP
    Collects: Strange Adventures #74-93, $19.99 US, 520 pg
  • Smallville Season 11 Vol. 1: The Guardian TP
    Collects: Smallville Season 11 #1-4, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Superman Beyond: Man of Tomorrow TP
    Collects: Superman Beyond #0, superman beyond digital Chapters #1-10 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #4, $19.99 US, 192 pg
  • Swamp Thing Vol. 2: Family Tree TP
    Collects: SWAMP THING #8-12 and ANIMAL MAN #12, $14.99 US, 144 pg
  • Tales of the Batman: Archie Goodwin HC
    Collects: DETECTIVE COMICS #437-443, DETECTIVE COMICS ANNUAL #3, SHOWCASE ’95 #11, BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #1 and 4, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #132-136, and BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES, $39.99 US, 480 pg
  • Tiny Titans Vol. 8: Aw Yeah Titans! TP
    Collects: TINY TITANS #45-50, $12.99 US, 128 pg

Source: DC Comics Blog
Reporter: Dean Simons

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  1. Animal Man is the best New 52 series (along with Blue Beetle).
    What makes Animal Man so special is the way Lemire deconstructs the superhero mythology. For example:
    1) Superheroes tend to monopolize the attention of the reader, while Animal Man is constantly upstaged by the supporting characters of the series.
    2) Superhero comics usually don’t give much importance to the private life of their main character (they tend to focus only on the “costume on” part); in Animal Man, on the contrary, the private life of Buddy is the main theme of the series. In fact, it is rather infrequent to see Buddy with his costume on.
    3) Buddy is not perfect, and is not perceived as perfect by other people: in fact, in the 11th issue, when he tells his wife “It’s going to be okay”, she replies “Don’t give me anything of that superhero crap, Buddy.” That cut and thrust perfectly enlightens the philosophy of the series.

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