TRADE WAITING: November 7, 2012 Releases

Welcome to the newly revived Trade Waiting, a weekly feature highlighting five of the biggest trade paperback/hardcover/omnibus collections each Wednesday. This week is a great week for trades, with 5 strong collections from 5 different publishers. Take a peek, and sound off in the comments section with what you plan on reading!

Written by Francis Manapul, Brian Buccellato
Art by Francis Manapul
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Price: $24.99
Publisher: DC Comics

• In this first DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 collection of THE FLASH, Mob Rule wages a campaign of crime across Central City, plunging the city into darkness! The only way The Flash can save his city is to make his brain function even faster than before – but as much as it helps him, it also comes at a steep price.
• Collects issues #1-8 of the original monthly series.

Why to watch for it: The Flash has been one of the strongest DC titles month after month in DC Comics’ New 52. The unique storytelling of Manapul and Buccellato lights this title up with an electricity perfect for The Flash.

Written by Landry Q. Walker
Art by Eric Jones
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Price: $9.99
Publisher: Image Comics

Faced with the deadliest peril the universe has ever known, the world’s greatest heroes left the Earth to battle a nightmarish evil… and they never came back. Now only their teenage sidekicks remain. Will the Danger Club unite against this unknown cosmic menace, or will their struggle for dominance destroy them?

Collects DANGER CLUB #1-4 and includes a special never before seen sketchbook section.

Why to watch for it: You may have missed this series due to it’s multiple sellouts, and this is your perfect opportunity to catch up. At only $9.99, it’s a great chance to see how the sidekicks fare when the greatest heroes in the universe disappear.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman
Art by John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel, Adam Kubert
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Price: $75.00
Publisher: Marvel Comics

The Avengers and the X-Men – the two most popular super-hero teams in history – go to war! This landmark pop-culture event brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto and more in the story that changes them forever! And in AVX: Vs., experience the larger-than-life battles too big for any other comic to contain! Iron Man vs. Magneto! Spider-Man vs. Colossus! Captain America vs. Gambit! And more! Plus: For the first time ever in print, Marvel’s groundbreaking Infinite Comics are collected, revealing key events through the eyes of Marvel’s major players. It’s Marvel’s biggest event ever – but will the Avengers or the X-Men emerge triumphant? Collecting Avengers vs. X-Men 0-12, Point One (AVX story), AVX: VS 1-6, Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite 1, 6, 10

Why to watch for it: If you like Marvel’s superheroes, this really is an event you can’t miss. Huge ramifications for the Marvel Universe and the perfect springboard into Marvel NOW!. This hardcover includes the full series and several of the spinoff issues.

Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Art by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Nathan Fairbairn
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Price: $24.99
Publisher: Oni Press

Presented in full color for the first time, this gorgeous package includes new bonus materials, as well as remastered artwork and lettering! The second volume in Bryan Lee O’Malley’s epic, SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD sees Mr. Pilgrim face off against another of Ramona’s exes– Hollywood icon and skate board enthusiast Lucas Lee!

Why to watch for it: Pilgrim fans, (and new fans) how better to experience volume 2 than in full blown color? The great Nathan Fairbairn steps in to color one of the most beloved comic series of all time in these hardcover volumes.

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Written by Neil Gaiman
Box Art by Dave McKean
Release Date: November 7, 2012
Price: $199.99
Publisher: Vertigo

This beautiful slipcase set includes all ten individual trade paperback volumes of Neil Gaiman’s seminal, award-winning fantasy series. This set features the entire New York Times best-selling graphic novel series featuring painstakingly recolored pages for the Absolute Editions, plus box art by Dave McKean.

Why to watch for it: Okay, this one is a bit pricey, but if you are a Sandman fan, here is the entire collection for you in one beautiful slipcase set. The whole enchilada can be yours for just under 200 bones!


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