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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSlick View Post
    An issue or so later either Tim or Dick asked about where he'd been and he said he'd tell them and DC promised a story but I don't think it was ever revealed.
    I think they did eventually reveal it, in No Man's Land. If memory serves, he was setting up a series of mini-Batcaves in various places around Gotham, so he could re-supply and hide out without having to go all the way back to Wayne Manor. They were used during NML and... never again, I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lucky One View Post
    I think they did eventually reveal it, in No Man's Land. If memory serves, he was setting up a series of mini-Batcaves in various places around Gotham, so he could re-supply and hide out without having to go all the way back to Wayne Manor. They were used during NML and... never again, I think?
    I do remember that. I didn't realize the two were related. Thanks.

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    CitizenWayne over on the marvel masterworks board has posted the extras from the Knightfall omnibus:

    A two-page intro written by Doug Moench this year,
    A two-page afterword written by Chuck Dixon last year,
    Five inked/coloured pages entitled "Bane" (I believe these are from Batman Villains SF&O "Lost Pages: How Bane Infiltrated Wayne Manor")
    Six pages of costume design by Quesada,
    The three aforementioned pages of covers from Batman 500 (One is included in front of the story and two others (a wrap-around printed on two pages and 1/4 page repro of the variant die-cut cover) as bonus material at the back of the book
    A Batman poster by Kelley Jones inc in Batman #500,
    The cover of Batman Gallery #1,
    Cover of Wizard magazine #4,
    A one page of covers to Knightfall trades (4, each 1/4 page).

    No table of contents

    Order of issues:
    1. Vengeance of Bane #1
    2. Batman #484
    3. Batman #485
    4. Batman #486
    5. Batman #487
    6. Detective #654
    7. Detective #655
    8. Detective #656
    9. Batman #488
    10.Detective #657
    11. Detective #658
    12. Batman #489
    13. Batman #490
    14. Batman #491
    15. Batman #492
    16. Detective #659
    17. Batman #493
    18. Detective #660
    19. Batman #494
    20. Detective #661
    21. Batman #495
    22. Detective #662
    23. Batman #496
    24. Detective #663
    25. Batman #497
    26. Detective #664
    27. Showcase #7: Two-Face
    28. Showcase #8: Two-Face
    29. Batman #498
    30. Shadow of the Bat #16
    31. Shadow of the Bat #17
    32. Shadow of the Bat #18
    33. Detective #665
    34. Batman #499
    35. Detective #666
    36. Batman #600

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG2045 View Post
    CitizenWayne over on the marvel masterworks board has posted the extras from the Knightfall omnibus:

    A two-page intro written by Doug Moench this year,
    A two-page afterword written by Chuck Dixon last year,
    Five inked/coloured pages entitled "Bane" (I believe these are from Batman Villains SF&O "Lost Pages: How Bane Infiltrated Wayne Manor")
    Six pages of costume design by Quesada,
    The three aforementioned pages of covers from Batman 500 (One is included in front of the story and two others (a wrap-around printed on two pages and 1/4 page repro of the variant die-cut cover) as bonus material at the back of the book
    A Batman poster by Kelley Jones inc in Batman #500,
    The cover of Batman Gallery #1,
    Cover of Wizard magazine #4,
    A one page of covers to Knightfall trades (4, each 1/4 page).

    No table of contents

    Order of issues:
    1. Vengeance of Bane #1
    2. Batman #484
    3. Batman #485
    4. Batman #486
    5. Batman #487
    6. Detective #654
    7. Detective #655
    8. Detective #656
    9. Batman #488
    10.Detective #657
    11. Detective #658
    12. Batman #489
    13. Batman #490
    14. Batman #491
    15. Batman #492
    16. Detective #659
    17. Batman #493
    18. Detective #660
    19. Batman #494
    20. Detective #661
    21. Batman #495
    22. Detective #662
    23. Batman #496
    24. Detective #663
    25. Batman #497
    26. Detective #664
    27. Showcase #7: Two-Face
    28. Showcase #8: Two-Face
    29. Batman #498
    30. Shadow of the Bat #16
    31. Shadow of the Bat #17
    32. Shadow of the Bat #18
    33. Detective #665
    34. Batman #499
    35. Detective #666
    36. Batman #600
    Thanks for this.

    Does anyone thing the omission of the TOC might have been a mistake in that something went wrong at the printer's or someone missed the bus. I mean ...surely they're not that fucking incompetent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSlick View Post
    Thanks for this.

    Does anyone thing the omission of the TOC might have been a mistake in that something went wrong at the printer's or someone missed the bus. I mean ...surely they're not that fucking incompetent.
    Not too crazy, honestly. Off the top of my head, to bring up similar books, the Death and Return of Superman Omnibus and the Spiderman Clone Saga Omnibus don't have tables of contents either.

    I think they SHOULD, but for some reason none of these do.

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    Yes, that's their biggest problem, the lack of table of contents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanWinkle View Post
    Not too crazy, honestly. Off the top of my head, to bring up similar books, the Death and Return of Superman Omnibus and the Spiderman Clone Saga Omnibus don't have tables of contents either.

    I think they SHOULD, but for some reason none of these do.
    I didn't realize that with Death of Superman. I have it and read it awhile back. I'll never own the Clone Saga.
    Either way, yes, those both should have a TOC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wisdom View Post
    Yes, that's their biggest problem, the lack of table of contents.
    I would say its because the Omni's are already do massive...but what is one more page??

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lucky One View Post
    I think they did eventually reveal it, in No Man's Land. If memory serves, he was setting up a series of mini-Batcaves in various places around Gotham, so he could re-supply and hide out without having to go all the way back to Wayne Manor. They were used during NML and... never again, I think?
    wasn't the mini bat cave thing in Murderer? ? After MILD SPOILER!!!! (I guess) Bruce escapes from prison he uses one of these quick supply hideouts if I remember correctly

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    The July solicitations are out and these are the listed HCs:

    ABSOLUTE JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN HC
    Written by GEOFF JOHNS
    Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, GENE HA, CARLOS D’ANDA, IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO
    Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
    For the first time, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s stellar run on JUSTICE LEAGUE from the dawn of DC: THE NEW 52 is collected in DC’s Absolute Edition format! First, Batman discovers an evil that requires him to unite Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg for the first time as the Justice League! Then, find out who has joined the team after its origin! And why does Green Arrow want to join their ranks so badly? Plus, someone is out to get the Justice League, and he is determined to show the world how mortal these godlike beings really are!
    On sale SEPTEMBER 27 • 360 pg, FC, 8.25″ x 12.5″, $99.99 US

    BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL OMNIBUS VOL. 2: KNIGHTQUEST HC
    Written by ALAN GRANT, CHUCK DIXON, DOUG MOENCH and others
    Art by VINCE GIARRANO, BRET BLEVINS, GRAHAM NOLAN, MIKE MANLEY and others
    Cover by KELLEY JONES
    The next movement of the “Knightfall” saga is collected for the first time in its entirety! In this volume, Jean-Paul Valley assumes the mantle of the Dark Knight and faces the Scarecrow, the Joker, Gunhawk and others! Collects for the first time all of “Knightquest” in a single hardcover edition including DETECTIVE COMICS #667-675, ROBIN #1, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #19-28, BATMAN #501-508, CATWOMAN #6-7 and JUSTICE LEAGUE TASK FORCE #5-6.
    On sale OCTOBER 25 • 888 pg, FC, $99.99 US

    BATMAN: REBIRTH DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
    Written by TOM KING and SCOTT SNYDER
    Art by DAVID FINCH, MIKEL JANIN and others
    Cover by DAVID FINCH
    In the wake of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, Batman faces his most challenging foe ever—the idealistic hero known as Gotham, who wants to save the city from Batman himself! Then, in order to retrieve Psycho-Pirate and save Gotham Girl, Batman must recruit a team from Amanda Waller to break into the most impenetrable prison in the world and steal from one of the Dark Knight’s greatest foes…Bane. The next great Batman story begins here! Collects BATMAN: REBIRTH #1, BATMAN #1-15.
    On sale AUGUST 30 • 400 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $34.99 US

    GRAYSON: THE SUPERSPY OMNIBUS HC
    Written by TOM KING, TIM SEELEY and others
    Art by MIKEL JANIN, STEPHEN MOONEY, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, ROGE ANTONIO and others
    Cover by MIKEL JANIN
    Collects all of Dick Grayson’s adventures as Agent 37 for the spy organization known as Spyral! Faking his death, and entering a game of cat and mouse, Dick must take down Spyral from the inside in order to save his loved ones. This omnibus edition collects GRAYSON #1-20, SECRET ORIGINS #8, GRAYSON ANNUAL #1-3, GRAYSON: FUTURE’S END #1, ROBIN WAR #1-2 and NIGHTWING: REBIRTH #1, with appearances by Batman, Superman and more!
    On sale OCTOBER 18 • 792 pg, FC, $99.99 US

    HARLEY QUINN BY KARL KESEL AND TERRY DODSON DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE HC
    Written by KARL KESEL
    Art by TERRY DODSON, RACHEL DODSON, CRAIG ROUSSEAU, PETE WOODS and others
    Cover by TERRY DODSON and RACHEL DODSON
    Terry Dodson and Karl Kesel’s original run on HARLEY QUINN is now in hardcover! In these tales, Harley must do without her beloved Mister J’s “calming” influence and take on the world on her own. From jailbreaks to shopping sprees to her origin story, this book is jam-packed with over-the-top action! Includes appearances by Two-Face, Poison Ivy, Catwoman and more. Collects HARLEY QUINN #1-8.
    On sale SEPTEMBER 6 • 216 pg, FC, $29.99 US

    HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK HC
    Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
    Art by JOHN TIMMS, AMANDA CONNER, MAURICET, NEAL ADAMS, DAVE JOHNSON, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, WILLIAM TUCCI and SIMON BISLEY
    Cover by AMANDA CONNER
    It’s the sensational team-up series in which Harley meets (and annoys) DC’s greatest heroes and villains! Harley meets up with Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Lobo and more! But can she keep up with beings of this caliber? Collects HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1-6.
    On sale AUGUST 2 • 256 pg, FC, $29.99 US

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR SAGA OMNIBUS HC
    Written by GEOFF JOHNS, PETER J. TOMASI, FRANCIS MANAPUL and others
    Art by JASON FABOK, JIM LEE, FRANCIS MANAPUL, PHIL JIMENEZ, FERNANDO PASARIN, SCOTT KOLINS and others
    Cover by JASON FABOK
    The Justice League originally united to stop the forces of Darkseid from destroying Earth! Now the ruler of Apokolips is back, but this time he’s set his sights on the world-shattering Anti-Monitor. Will the combined might of the Justice League be enough to protect Earth from becoming collateral damage as gods fight? This new title collects JUSTICE LEAGUE #40-50, a story from DC COMICS DIVERGENCE #1 and the DARKSEID WAR specials starring Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Lex Luthor and Shazam!
    On sale OCTOBER 11 • 512 pg, FC, $75.00 US

    LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT: JIM APARO VOL. 3 HC
    Written by BOB HANEY, MIKE W. BARR, GERRY CONWAY, CARY BURKETT, ALAN BRENNERT, ROBERT KANIGHER and others
    Art and cover by JIM APARO
    In these classic tales, the Caped Crusader crosses paths with Metamorpho, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Arrow, Swamp Thing and more. Collects Aparo’s art from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #152, 154-178, 180-182, DETECTIVE COMICS #444-446, 448, 468-470, 480, 492, 493, 495-499, 501, 502, 508 and 509, plus BATMAN FAMILY #17 and THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #1-3.
    On sale AUGUST 23 • 552 pg, FC, $49.99 US

    THE NEWSBOY LEGION BY JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY VOL. 2 HC
    Written by JOE SIMON and JACK KIRBY
    Art by JOE SIMON, JACK KIRBY and others
    Cover by JOE SIMON and JACK KIRBY
    In these 1940s tales from STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #33-64, the scrappy inner city boys known as the Newsboy Legion work together to stop crime in their home of Suicide Slum. Watched over by adult hero the Guardian—a.k.a. policeman Jim Harper—the Newsboy Legion battle crime through their own newspaper reporting, taking on crooked politicians, slum lords, fifth column agents and more.
    On sale AUGUST 2 • 368 pg, FC, $49.99 US

    SWAMP THING: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS HC
    Written by LEN WEIN, DAVID MICHELINIE, GERRY CONWAY, MARTIN PASKO, BRUCE JONES and others
    Art by BERNIE WRIGHTSON, NESTOR REDONDO, TOM YEATES, JAN DUURSEMA, TOM MANDRAKE, STEPHEN BISSETTE, JOHN TOTLEBEN. MARK TEXEIRA and others
    Cover by KARL KERSCHL
    The Swamp Thing faces a plethora of monsters and the uncaring savagery of his once-fellow men in these original stories! This giant hardcover collects HOUSE OF SECRETS #92, SWAMP THING #1-24, SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #1-19 and SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING ANNUAL #1.
    On sale OCTOBER 4 • 928 pg, FC, $99.99 US

    WILDSTORM: A CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS HC
    Written by BRANDON CHOI, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, WARREN ELLIS, CHRISTOS GAGE and others
    Art by JIM LEE, SCOTT WILLIAMS, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, BRYAN HITCH, PAUL NEARY, DUSTIN NGUYEN, BRETT BOOTH and others
    Cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS
    In 1992 Jim Lee changed the course of comics history with the founding of WildStorm Productions, which would revolutionize the business and launch the careers of so many top creators. Now, the WS crew is back to celebrate 25 years of WildStorm with new short stories of the imprint’s greatest heroes by their classic creative teams, including WildC.A.T.s by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee; the Authority by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch; Gen13 by J. Scott Campbell; WildCats by Christos Gage and Dustin Nguyen; Backlash by Brett Booth, and more!
    This new hardcover also includes a massive pinup gallery featuring new art by WS alumni including John Cassaday, Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, Carlos D’Anda, Adam Warren, Tony Harris, Lee Bermejo, Ryan Benjamin, Neil Googe, Fiona Staples, Cully Hamner and more, plus behind-the-scenes material that will blow your mind, and epic reprints of some of WildStorm’s greatest stories! This new hardcover is a must-have for old fans and new readers alike!
    On sale AUGUST 23 • 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US

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    And ofcourse - the chunky TPBs:

    BATGIRL: STEPHANIE BROWN VOL. 1 TP
    Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER • Art by LEE GARBETT, TREVOR SCOTT, PERE PEREZ and others
    Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
    Stephanie Brown is Batgirl—and now, she must learn to balance school and crime-fighting or face the wrath of Barbara Gordon! With guest appearances from Batman and Robin and villains like Man-Bat and Scarecrow, Batgirl steps up to the mantle! Plus, Batgirl must stop a nanovirus that will turn the citizens of Gotham City into mindless techno-zombies! Collects BATGIRL #1-12.
    On sale AUGUST 16 • 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US

    BATMAN: ARKHAM — CLAYFACE TP
    Written by BILL FINGER, LEN WEIN, MIKE W. BARR, DOUG MOENCH, A.J. LIEBERMAN and others
    Art by BOB KANE, JERRY ROBINSON, SHELDON MOLDOFF, MARSHALL ROGERS, DICK GIORDANO, KEITH GIFFEN, KELLEY JONES, AL BARRIONUEVO and others
    Cover by GUILLEM MARCH
    Clayface, one of the most recognized villains in Gotham City, is the star in this new best-of collection featuring stories from Detective Comics #40, 298 and 478, Outsiders #21, Secret Origins #44, Batman #550, Catwoman #4, Batman: Gotham Knights #23 and 69-71 and Batman Villains Secret Files #1.
    On sale AUGUST 9 • 280 pg, FC, $19.99 US

    BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE VOL. 3 TP
    Written by BILL FINGER, JOSEPH GREENE, DON CAMERON and others
    Art by BOB KANE, JERRY ROBINSON, JACK BURNLEY and others
    Cover by MICHAEL CHO
    In these classic tales from the 1940s, the Dynamic Duo faces off with The Joker, the Conjurer, the Penguin, Two-Face, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and more! Collects BATMAN #8-11, DETECTIVE COMICS #57-65 and WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #4-6.
    On sale AUGUST 30 • 384 pg, FC, $29.99 US

    BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT VOL. 2 TP
    Written by ALAN GRANT
    Art by NORM BREYFOGLE, JOE STATON, STEVE MITCHELL, BRET BLEVINS, MIKE MANLEY, VINCE GIARRANO and others
    Cover by BRIAN STELFREEZE
    Follow Bruce Wayne through Gotham City’s underworld, a crazed carnival, the streets of London and even into the deep, dark recesses of the Batman’s mind in these 1990s stories! Collects BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #13-24 and BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT ANNUAL #1. In stories that tie into the “Knightquest” epic, Jean-Paul Valley, formerly known as Azrael, takes over as Batman to battle Scarecrow and more!
    On sale AUGUST 30 • 352 pg, FC, $29.99 US

    DEADMAN BY KELLEY JONES: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP
    Written by MIKE BARON
    Art by KELLEY JONES, VINCE GIARRANO, TONY DEZUNIGA and PABLO MARCOS
    Cover by KELLEY JONES
    Deadman has gone from supernatural hero to insane spirit of evil, and with a tide of demons threatening humanity, his true power can only be unlocked if he faces the secret within him that has driven him mad. Collects DEADMAN: LOVE AFTER DEATH #1-2 and DEADMAN: EXORCISM #1-2, plus stories from ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #618-621 and 623-626.
    On sale AUGUST 30 • 272 pg, FC, $24.99 US

    NEW TEEN TITANS VOL. 7 TP
    Written by MARV WOLFMAN and GEORGE PEREZ
    Art by GEORGE PEREZ, STEVE RUDE, DICK GIORDANO and others
    Cover by GEORGE PEREZ
    From the retirement of Robin and Kid Flash to the birth of Nightwing and the introduction of Jericho to the ultimate betrayal of a Titan—“The Judas Contract” riveted readers during its initial run in the 1980s, and it still has fans talking today. This new title collects TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #42-48 and TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #3.
    On sale AUGUST 23 • 224 pg, FC, $19.99 US

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    Most of these were already known a while ago. Glad to see them officially confirmed. I still have no idea what's up with a Darksied War omnibus. I thought for sure it would change as an Absolute, or maybe even contain more issues. Even so, it would contain less than 20 issues of content. Making it a tiny Omni. Oh well.

    As I've said before, very excited for the Swamp Thing omni, collecting Saga of the Swamp Thing from Paskos run, and the comic adaptation of the film, for the first time ever. Stephanie Brown Batgirl is a must grab as well.

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    I'm glad that DC is starting to go the Deluxe Edition route. But I don't understand why all of the Batman books are in Deluxe format except for All Star batman.
    “I will fight. Forever. For everyone, whether they know it or not. Whether they are watching or not. I will always fight.”---Daredevil

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    "I am a mad man with a box!"---The Doctor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight1047 View Post
    I'm glad that DC is starting to go the Deluxe Edition route. But I don't understand why all of the Batman books are in Deluxe format except for All Star batman.
    All-Star started a couple months after the others and is only shipping once a month; they seem to be taking their time with the Deluxe editions, so I'm sure they'll get to it in time.

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    Whoa! Holy crap! I just realized that Swamp Thing is soliciting more than just the original series but also the second volume all the way up to the Alan Moore run. Wow! Maybe that means ....

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