DC Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of comics’ landmark graphic novels, from books that defined the category like WATCHMEN, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, and SANDMAN to contemporary classics like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. Now, for the first time ever, DCE has compiled its Essential Graphic Novels and Reading Chronology into one place. Inside is an expansive look at our rich backlist collection created by the best writers and illustrators in the industry. This catalog can be used as an important resource for new fans seeking a starting point, as well a look back at our impressive backlist for the most fervent DCE enthusiasts.
Collects NIGHTWING #13-18 and BATMAN #17.
The Joker returns to test Batman and the extended Bat-family but when he squares off against Batman's son Damian aka Robin! With Batman's life hanging in the balance, The Clown Prince of Crime pushes Robin to his limits and beyond. And with the 300th anniversary of the founding of Gotham approaches, tragedy strikes the Bat-family.
Collects BATMAN AND ROBIN #15-17, BATMAN AND ROBIN ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN #17.
Tragedy and triumph are the hallmarks of the second volume of Grant Morrison's epic Batman Incorporated. Batman and his allies must strengthen their resolve as Leviathan moves to take Gotham City. Everything since BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 has been leading to this!
Collects #7-12 of BATMAN INCORPORATED.
This volume also collects the backup adventures of Bufkin and Lily from issues #114-121, as well as their full length adventures found in issue #124.
Collects FABLES #114-123 (back-up stories only) and #124-129.
Collects SWAMP THING (2000) #1-10 and a story from VERTIGO: WINTER'S EDGE #3.
Collects #42-49 of THE UNWRITTEN.
The newest epic begins here in SUPERMAN VOL. 3, written by Scott Lobdell with stunning visuals by Kenneth Rocafort. Collects SUPERMAN #0, #13-19.
Following the loss of his son, Buddy has become estranged from his wife and daughter, making him feel completely alone in the world. To compound his problems, Buddy cannot even mourn in peace without the constant media intrusions that his newfound fame as an actor have brought about. Even in with his life seemingly in ruins, Buddy must rise to the challenge when a new and horrifying species appears called The Splinterfolk.
This volume collects issues #20-23 and Animal Man Annual #2.
This graphic novel features stunning art from some of the best talents in the industry, including Ivan Reis (AQUMAN VOL. 1: THE TRENCH), David Finch (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 1: KNIGHT TERRORS) and Mikel Janin (JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK VOL. 1: IN THE DARK).
Collects: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2012, TRINITY OF SIN: PANDORA 1-3, TRINITY OF SIN: PHANTOM STRANGER 11, JUSTICE LEAGUE 22-23, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK 22-23, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA 6-7 and CONSTANTINE 5
Collects WONDER WOMAN #19-23.
FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS is the story of Adam Hardy: Young, brash and smart, he's a rising star at the FBP, but when a gravity failure leads to the creation of an alternate dimension known as a "BubbleVerse," Adam is sent on a rescue mission and finds his skills and abilities pushed to their limits when he discovers his partner has a different agenda...
Collects issues #1-7
Collects Constantine #1-6
But when Gorilla Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat he's not used to: murderous, ruthless and without principle. With mammoth strength and mind-control powers, Grodd will not stop until he conquers the city with its heroes blood on his hands. Knowing full well he cannot defeat this new foe alone, The Flash will have to turn to his former enemies, the Rogues, if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive.
Collects THE FLASH #13-19.
The Wrath of the First Lantern is here as the Green Lanterns battle the Guadians of Oa and the Third Army, but who will win and at what cost? And as First Lantern moves on the brightest of the Corps for his reality altering experiments, we learn the shocking fate of Hal and Sinestro in this must read crossover event!
Collects GREEN LANTERN #17-18, GREEN LANTERN CORPS #17-18, RED LANTERNS #17-18, GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #17-18.
A mysterious villian called Komodo knows Oliver's secrets and uses them to rob Oliver of all his wealth and his company. Now on the run from this seemingly unstoppable force, Oliver finds himself in a mystery involving the island where he first became Green Arrow and his father! Everything will change for the Emerald Archer in this new beginning for the character.
First up, Robin needs Batman's help to learn the true meaning of Halloween. Then, on Thanksgiving, Batman and Robin join the families of Gotham City around the table for a holiday feast--and birds of a feather flock together to stage a march against the city...led by The Penguin! As Christmas time approaches, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend's motives aren't as nefarious as they seem...
And on a festive New Year's Eve, Catwoman thinks she'll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year's resolutions--until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!
This volume collects stories from Detective Comics Annual #11, Batman Annual #27, Batman: Li'l Gotham Digital chapters 1-11.
Five years ago, Clark Kent moved to Metropolis. Alone but hopeful, he donned a simple t-shirt laden with a giant S, beginning the career of one of the greatest heroes this--or any other--world has seen. Superman has grown with the city around him, and though he is feared by the public, there's no doubt they need him to protect them from this universe's gravest threats. But when the multiverse sends it's deadliest villains against the Man of Steel, can even he turn them back?
Collects SUPERMAN #13-17.
Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our world must choose if they are with Superman or against him. But not every country will submit to his new world order and neither will Superman's greatest threatBatman!
Collects #1-6 of INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US.
This volume collects issues #14-20.
Collects the the critically acclaimed tale DEATH OF THE FAMILY from the superstar #1 New York Times best-selling team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. BATMAN VOLUME 3 will have reprecussions that will affect the Batman universe for years to come! Collects BATMAN #13-17
Collects issues #1-7.
This is the unforgettable that forever changed Batman's world, adding a new element of darkness with its unflinching portrayal of The Joker's twisted psyche.
Writer Alan Moore, acclaimed author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA, offers his take on the disturbing relationship between The Dark Knight and his greatest foe. The Clown Prince of Crime has never been more ruthless than in this brutal tale.
This special new edition also includes a story written and exquisitely illustrated by Brian Bolland.
He is just a man.
Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.
In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne's path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents� true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed them to go free, Bruce Wayne's thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, can stop him.
In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Superman: Earth One, writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank re-imagine a new mythology for the Dark Knight, where the familiar is no longer the expected in this long-awaited original graphic novel from DC Comics.