Trade Waiting: Week of September 25, 2013

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 25, 2013:

Written by Geoff Johns, Jeff Lemire
Art by Ivan Reis, Paul Pelletier, Tony Daniel, Brad Walker
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: September 25, 2013
Price: $24.99

In this sea-splashed epic from JUSTICE LEAGUE #13-17 and AQUAMAN #15-16, Atlantis is struck by a U.S. Navy missile gone awry, and Ocean Master leads the undersea city’s forces in an attack on the east coast of the United States! The Justice League must turn back the tide, but they are woefully overmatched by the Atlantean Army! How can they save the world from annihilation?

Why to watch for it: The Justice League hits a solid stride in this collection, featuring fantastic art from Reis & Pelletier. This drives the team straight into the recently concluded Trinity War and earns its stripes as flagship book of the DCU.

Written by Joshua Dysart
Art by Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan
Published by Valiant Entertainment
Release Date: September 25, 2013
Price: $14.99

Before the Harbinger Foundation, before Project Rising Spirit, Toyo Harada spent decades circling the globe, recruiting empowered individuals to his cause through coercion, intimidation and influence. But how is one deal brokered in secret between Harada and Rising Sprit Securities forty years ago now wreaking havoc in the modern day? And when the past comes roaring back, how will Peter Stanchek and the rest of Harada’s most wanted react to the revelation of Rising Spirit’s secret mission and the Harbinger hunter known as Bloodshot?

Collecting HARBINGER #11-14 and HARBINGER #0, join New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier) and acclaimed artists Khari Evans (Carbon Grey), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Mico Suayan (The Punisher), and Pere Perez (Smallville Season 11) for a complete standalone tale of the dark foundations behind Valiant’s first crossover event.

Why to watch for it: The Harbinger Wars have come to the pages of Harbinger! Valiant’s first crossover was a strong initial effort and Harbinger is, of course, at the forefront where it should be.

Written by Geoff Johns
Art by Gary Frank
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: September 25, 2013
Price: $24.99

The World’s Mightiest Mortal is reborn in The New 52 in this incredible tale from JUSTICE LEAGUE #7-11, 0, 14-16 and 18-21! Young orphan Billy Batson has bounced from foster home to foster home, but when he’s drawn to the Rock of Eternity, he is imbued with powers beyond those of any mortal man! But can he learn how to handle those powers in time to defeat the villainous Black Adam?

Why to watch for it: One of the major players in the DCU, Shazam has been introduced in the backup stories of JL for over the past year and this is your first chance to get the entire story in a single place!

Written by Steve Niles
Art by Christopher Mitten
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 25, 2013
Price: $17.99

Cal McDonald only wanted a beer, but what he got was a jaded federal agent and a story about vampires up in Barrow, Alaska. There’s a new vamp in LA, and he’s hell bent on bringing mankind to its knees. Collects Criminal Macabre: Final Night-The 30 Days of Night Crossover #1-#4.


Why to watch for it: Legendary horror scribe Steve Niles brings two of his worlds together in an inter-publisher crossover of awesomeness!

Written by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Amanda Conner, various
Published by DC Comics
Release Date: September 25, 2013
Price: $14.99

Don’t miss a moment of the action from the 2012 5-issue miniseries as Wonder Woman must stop an attack on Themyscira, Batgirl falls into Duela Dent’s trap, Supergirl and Power Girl confront a space invasion and much more!

Why to watch for it: The digital first issues, collected in trade paperback! Gray, Palmiotti and Conner are a force to be reckoned with and their take on the strongest women in the DC Universe is not to be missed!


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