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The DC Comics Stock Up for Christmas List


By Leroy Douresseaux
November 28, 2008 - 07:44

Below is the text from a DC Comics press release.  Originally sent a week ago, it suggests items from DC Comics’ backlist that comic book shops might want to have on their shelves for Christmas and holiday shopping.  I highlighted items that I think are the best bets because I’ve either read the book or the comics that a particular trade paperback collects and because I really liked them:

STOCK UP NOW ON DC COMICS CLASSICS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

The holiday season is just around the corner — and now’s the time to stock up on these fantastic items from the DC Comics backlist, including classic collected editions, original graphic novels and more!

For young readers:
THE BATMAN STRIKES: DUTY CALLS TP JUN070223
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 3: CAN YOU DIG IT? TP MAR060351
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY VOL. 4: BLAST OFF TP MAR060352
A DC UNIVERSE CHRISTMAS TP STAR12090
GON VOL. 1 APR080234
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED: TIES THAT BIND TP JAN080217
SHAZAM: THE MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL HC JUN070213
TEEN TITANS GO! VOL. 1: TRUTH, JUSTICE AND PIZZA! TP JUN058253

For teen readers:
BURNOUT FEB080289
CLUBBING APR070257
CONFESSIONS OF A BLABBERMOUTH JUN070258
EMIKO SUPERSTAR JUN080287
GOOD AS LILY MAY070226
JANES IN LOVE JUN080288
KIMMIE66 AUG070324
THE NEW YORK FOUR APR080265
THE PLAIN JANES FEB070235
RE-GIFTERS MAR070261
TOKEN JUL080205
WATER BABY FEB080290
 
For shoppers who want to introduce others to comics:
AMERICAN SPLENDOR: ANOTHER DAY TP JAN070366
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE VOLUME 1 TP JUN070171
BATMAN CHRONICLES VOL. 1 TP JAN050275
BATMAN: EGO AND OTHER TAILS TP   AUG080177
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS TP DEC058055
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL EDITION HC NOV070226
BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN TP DEC058083
BATMAN: HUSH VOL. 1 TP DEC058310
CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL. 1 NOV070254
DEMO TP MAR080227
DMZ VOL. 1: ON THE GROUND TP MAR060383
EX MACHINA VOL. 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS TP SEP058036
FABLES VOL. 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE TP APR058372
FABLES: 1,001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL SC DEC070297
GOTHAM CENTRAL VOL. 1: IN THE LINE OF DUTY HC MAY080219
HEAVY LIQUID HC MAY080261
HELLBLAZER: ORIGINAL SINS TP FEB058320
IDENTITY CRISIS TP JUN060205
INCOGNEGRO HC OCT070243
INFINITE CRISIS TP OCT070197
JUSTICE VOL. 1 TP FEB080252
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 1 TP     JUL068290
THE LOSERS VOL. 1: ANTE UP TP DEC030316
NORTHLANDERS VOL. 1: SVEN THE RETURNED TP     JUL080221
THE OTHER SIDE TP FEB070359
PRIDE OF BAGHDAD SC OCT070256
THE QUITTER SC JUL060250
THE SANDMAN: ENDLESS NIGHTS TP DEC068187
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE VOL. 1: THE TARANTULA TP AUG040462
SCALPED VOL. 1: INDIAN COUNTRY TP MAY070243
SENTENCES: THE LIFE OF MF GRIMM SC        JUL080222
SGT. ROCK: THE PROPHECY TP JAN070311
SUPERMAN: RED SON TP NOV058130
TENJHO TENGE VOL. 1 OCT058228
V FOR VENDETTA TP APR058272
WATCHMEN TP FEB058406
WORLD OF WARCRAFT VOL. 1 HC MAR080220
Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 1 — UNMANNED TP OCCT058020

For lapsed comics readers:
100 BULLETS: FIRST SHOT, LAST CALL TP SEP068078
52 VOL. 1 TP    FEB070245
ABSOLUTE BATMAN: HUSH HC            MAY050191
ABSOLUTE BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN HC       DEC060178
ABSOLUTE DARK KNIGHT HC   MAY060129
ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME HC          APR060226
THE ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOL. 1 HC  AUG060280
ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN, THE BOY WONDER VOL. 1 HC FEB080250
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN VOL. 1 TP         MAY080205
ASTRO CITY: LIFE IN THE BIG CITY TP  AUG068076
BATMAN AND SON TP  APR080221
BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP     FEB050257
BATMAN: YEAR ONE TP           OCT060163
BATMAN: YEAR ONE HUNDRED TP      OCT060164
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM ANNIVERSARY EDITION SC         AUG050185
BIZARRO COMICS SC   STAR17970
THE BOOKS OF MAGIC TP       JAN078051
CATWOMAN: WHEN IN ROME TP         MAR070178
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS TP           AUG058162
DC’S GREATEST IMAGINARY STORIES TP JUN050361
THE FLASH: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD      MAY070163
GREEN ARROW/BLACK CANARY: FOR BETTER OR WORSE TP JUN070189
GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH TP DEC060220
GREEN LANTERN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP   MAY060165
HELLBLAZER: EMPATHY IS THE ENEMY TP     AUG060289
HELLBLAZER SPECIAL: PAPA MIDNITE TP       JAN060378
JACK KIRBY’S FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS VOL. 1        JAN070303
JLA: EARTH 2 SC          OCT068038
JONAH HEX VOL. 1: FACE FULL OF VIOLENCE TP        JUN060192
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VOL. 1: TORNADO’S PATH HC             FEB070285
JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA VOL. 1: THE NEXT AGE HC     MAY070171
KINGDOM COME NEW EDITION TP       JUN080246
MAD’S WAR ON BUSH TP FEB078188
PROMETHEA BOOK ONE TP APR068028
THE SPIRIT VOL. 2 HC MAY080214
STARMAN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC            JAN080203
SUPERMAN: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN HC     MAY070149
SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS TP     FEB068194
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES TP     JAN050285
SUPERMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP            NOV058069
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP         DEC060196
SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM BIZARRO WORLD HC      JAN080204
SUPERMAN: KRYPTONITE HC MAY080213
WONDER WOMAN: THE CIRCLE HC     MAY080211
WONDER WOMAN: THE HIKETEIA SC STAR19349
Y: THE LAST MAN DELUXE EDITION VOL. 1 HC JUN080308

I must also note that this is a rather poor list, especially because DC Comics' backlist is filled with so darn many superb books.  Any Neil Gaiman Sandman trade paperback or hardcover is a wonderful gift for new or old readers.  If Kyle Baker's "Why I Hate Saturn" is still in print, it's a must have!  Also try any Transmetropolitan or Preacher volumes still in print.  DC Comics' "Archives" editions are pricey but are wonderful editions to any collection.  And don't forget DC's "Showcase" line.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and happy shopping.

 


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