Batman and Nightwing were the essential leads of DC Comics recent The Night of the Owls event.
Well, DC Comics just announced their collected editions for the Court of Owls and they’re predominantly slated for February and March of 2013. The bulk of the books, even All Star Western, will be collected then, but there is no Nightwing collection solicited yet. Nightwing #8 and #9 were part of the Court of Owls narrative, but it doesn’t seem like the Nightwing second collection, with issues 7 through 12 will be solicited until after April. Hopefully a May 2013 release is planned so fans can get their Court of Owls / the Night of the Owls collection edition complete. It is a great storyline with Batman #11 in July wrapping it up. And, we get an Owlman villain and a Talon hero springing from the storyline!
For folks keeping track, the first Batman DC New 52 collection, titled Court of Owls, came out in May 2012 as a hardcover. The first Nightwing collection, which is a trade paperback, is coming out in October 2012, a half year later.
The second volume of the Batman New 52 series in hard cover includes only issue 8 through 12. Not sure where Batman #7 is collected. Perhaps there is a typo in the Batman Vvlume 2 solicit?
Coincidentally, the trade paperback of the first New 52 Batman collection is coming out in… the Spring of 2013. 🙂
Oh, DC! (facepalm) The Nightwing second trade paperback should have been solicited for April 2013 at least. However, since those solicits are out, let’s shoot for May 2013. Ok? 😉
Here are your Owly early 2013 solicits:
Batman: The Night of the Owls HC
Writers: Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tony S. Daniel, Judd Winick, Peter J. Tomasi, Duane Swierczynski, Gail Simone, Scott Lobdell, Kyle Higgins, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists: Jason Fabok, Tony S. Daniel, Joel Gomez, Sandu Florea, David Finch, Richard Friend, Marcos To, Ryan Winn, Patrick Gleason, Mick Gray, Travel Foreman, Jeff Huet, Ardian Syaf, Vicente Sifuentes, Kenneth Rocafort, Guillem March, Eddy Barrows, Ruy Jose, Eber Ferreira and Moritat
Collects: BATMAN ANNUAL #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #9, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #9, BATWING #9, BATMAN AND ROBIN #9, RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #9, BIRDS OF PREY #9, BATGIRL #9 and ALL-STAR WESTERN #9
$29.99 US, 360 pg
Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls TP
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artists: Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion
Collects: BATMAN #1-6
$16.99 US, 176 pg
Batman Vol. 2: The City of Owls HC
Writers: Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV
Artists: Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion, Rafael Albuquerque, Andy Clarke and others
Collects: BATMAN #8-12
$24.99 US, 192 pg
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