TRADE WAITING: Week of September 3, 2014

We are a mere 48 hours away from new comic books, and a whole fresh crop of collections as well! If your bookshelf is in need of a trade or hardcover infusion, look no further than the top five releases of September 3, 2014:

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by David Finch
Published by DC Comics
Price: $24.99

The Justice League is dead! And the villains shall inherit the Earth! In this new hardcover collecting the seven-issue miniseries, the Crime Syndicate takes over the DC Universe, and no one can stand in the way of them and complete domination – no one except for Lex Luthor!

Why to watch for it: The first massive crossover event of the New 52 DCU is a hardcover for you to get your hands on this Wednesday! For all of you who are worried that events don’t “matter” these days, the core of the DCU is actually different after this event, and it isn’t to be missed!

Written by Ted Sullivan, Erica Schultz
Art by Vincenzo Balzano, Felix Ruiz
Published by Marvel Comics
Price: $24.99

A new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series REVENGE, co-written by series writer Ted Sullivan! Emily Thorne is a wealthy and good-natured philanthropist who recently befriended the powerful Grayson family. But Emily’s real name is Amanda Clarke. Twenty years ago, the Graysons’ elite social circle framed Amanda’s father for a horrific crime – and Amanda plans to destroy the lives of those who stole her childhood and betrayed her father. Now, experience Amanda’s first mission of revenge! After training in Japan, the untested heroine finds herself infiltrating high society in Geneva. There, she uncovers secrets about her past – but her future will be short-lived unless Amanda can defeat a surprising enemy with ties to the people who destroyed her life! Prepare for a thrilling ride into the previously unexplored past of television’s most dynamic – and dangerous – girl next door!

Why to watch for it: After a couple successful Castle OGNs and a Once Upon a Time offering, Marvel is expanding their TV line with their first Revenge entry, The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne. Writer Erica Schultz brings the show to the page in a must have for Revenge fans.

Written by Katie Cook
Art by Andy Price
Published by IDW Publishing
Price: $17.99

The ponies embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to a new world in desperate need of aid in “Reflections.”

Why to watch for it: The first of three all-ages entries this week proves that comics are stronger than ever across all genres and demographics. This Pony machine is showing no signs of stopping and IDW has another blockbuster volume waiting for MLP fans.

Written by Eric Shanower
Art by Skottie Young
Published by Marvel Comics
Price: $125.00

L. Frank Baum’s magical world of Oz comes to life like never before, courtesy of the Eisner Award-winning team of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young! Join Kansas farmgirl Dorothy (and her little dog Toto), Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Glinda the Good Witch, young Tip, Jack Pumpkinhead, Sawhorse, Queen Ozma, Button-Bright and more – and don’t forget the Wonderful Wizard of Oz himself – as they explore the marvelous land of Oz; travel the Yellow Brick Road; and defend the Emerald City against the Wicked Witch of the West, Mombi, Jinjur, the evil Nome King and more! Collecting WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #1-8, MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8, OZMA OF OZ #1-8, DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ #1-8, ROAD TO OZ #1-6, EMERALD CITY OF OZ #1-5, MARVEL ILLUSTRATED: WIZARD OF OZ SKETCHBOOK and OZ PRIMER.

Why to watch for it: Oz – all of Oz – in one ginormous hardcover. This is the series that Skottie Young is known for, bringing the mystical world of Oz to life in ways you’ve never seen before.

Written by Art Baltazar, Franco
Art by Art Baltazar
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Price: $12.99

It’s up to Action Cat and Adventure Bug to stop the bad guys! Follow these amazing superheroes created by Art Baltazar and Franco in this EPIC ALL-AGES comic extravaganza!!! With BONUS stories from the AW YEAH BULLPEN . . . Scoot McMahon, Denver Brubaker, Alejandro Rosado, and Kurt Wood! Collects issues #1-#4.

Why to watch for it: After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, Art Baltazar and Franco brought Action Cat and his wild set of sidekicks to the world of comics, and now the series is in a snappy trade paperback for your enjoyment! These two are masters of all-ages comics, and there is a lot to love in AW YEAH Comics!


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