Tradewaiting – September 13th, 2017 Releases

by Noah Sharma

A lot of comics come out every week. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of #1s and dramatic new status quos as they crash. That’s why I’m here. Whether you said you’d revisit checking that series out when it was collected in trade or you simply never noticed the announcement of that awesome OGN, whether you’re just waiting for that hardcover to come out in trade or have been longing for a collection of your favorite stories since childhood, Tradewaiting is here for you, with the complete Diamond list of graphic novels and collections as well as some recommendations to scoop up.

So, without further ado, here’s what’s coming to the bookshelves of your LCS this fine week of September, 13th.

HIGHLIGHTS

Legends Of The Dark Knight: Jim Aparo Vol. 3

One of the iconic Batman artists and a defining force of the Caped Crusader’s Bronze Age adventures, Jim Aparo’s Batman books continue to be catalogued in this hardcover series, but, even if you haven’t picked up the first two installments, there’s reason to change your tune about this one.

Though Aparo came to the Batman franchise on The Brave And The Bold, by this point, he was also doing interior work on Detective Comics and drawing covers for all kinds of books. As such, inside you’ll find stories of Batman wanted for murder, a team-ups with Ra’s al Ghul and the Robin of Earth-2, the fondly remembered mini-series The Untold Legend of Batman, and stories from classic writers such as Mike Barr, Gerry Conway, Denny O’Neil, and the dearly departed Len Wein.

The evolving state of comic publishing means that many of these Bronze Age stories have rarely or never been collected, putting them out of the reach or sight of many fans, but collections like this are a great way to discover a new side of familiar characters and get some art appreciation in while you do it.

Saucer Country

Published by Vertigo Comics in 2012, Saucer Country follows the Democratic frontrunner for President, Governor Arcadia Alvarado. She’s got a campaign to run, a state to oversee, an ex to deal with, and an unwavering certainty that she was abducted by aliens.

The brainchild of Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly, Saucer Country explored one of our most persistent modern fascinations while building a shadowy political web and ran for fourteen issues before ending, done but not finished.

Four years later, IDW Entertainment announced that they had acquired the rights to complete the story, launching Saucer State earlier this year. Even better, this week they’re rereleasing the entire run of Saucer Country in a single trade paperback! Cornell is a fantastic writer that we don’t see nearly enough of and Saucer Country is just the kind of wild, enjoyable idea that really shines in collection. And at $29.99, though not necessarily cheap, you’re getting quite a lot of comic for not a lot of money.

Saucer State is about to go on hiatus for a few months. Might be the perfect time to get caught up…

Empowered Deluxe Edition Vol. 3

Adam Warren’s Empowered is one of my favorite superhero comics. Whether you love it for its brilliant characterization, its unique brand of comedy, or its abundant cheese and beefcake, Empowered is a treat, and a beautiful one too. So especially if you haven’t picked up volumes 7, 8, or 9, this oversized reprinting of all three volumes is a wonderful addition to your comics library.

Collecting some of the series darkest and most emotional moments, this third Deluxe Edition pits Emp against a horde of chauvinist ninja, the forces of Hell(?), the entirety of the suprahuman underworld, and her own self-image. Offering close looks at one of the best supporting casts in comics and some of Emp’s nastiest villains, this $60 hardcover is an easy recommendation to Empowered fans.

 

If none of those catch your eye, take a look for yourself. Here’s Diamond’s complete listing of collections and graphic novels for this week.

DARK HORSE

BUFFY VAMPIRE SLAYER OMNIBUS SEASON 8 TP VOL 01

DARK HORSE DC COMICS MASK TP

EMPOWERED DELUXE ED HC VOL 03 (MR)

HARD BOILED HC 2ND EDITION

LIFEFORMED TP CLEO MAKES CONTACT

PSYCHO PASS INSPECTOR SHINYA KOGAMI TP VOL 03

 

DC COMICS

BATMAN DARK KNIGHT MASTER RACE COVERS DLX ED HC

BATMAN HIS GREATEST ADVENTURES TP

DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH OMNIBUS EXPANDED EDITION HC

GREEN LANTERNS TP VOL 03 POLARITY (REBIRTH)

HARLEY QUINN REBIRTH DLX COLL HC BOOK 01

HARLEY QUINN TP VOL 03 RED MEAT (REBIRTH)

HELLBLAZER TP VOL 17 OUT OF SEASON (MR)

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT JIM APARO HC VOL 03

SUPERMAN REBORN HC (REBIRTH)

 

IDW PUBLISHING

SAUCER COUNTRY TP

SAX ROHMER DOPE HC

TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 17 DESPERATE MEASURES

X-FILES (2016) TP VOL 03 CONTRARIANS

 

IMAGE COMICS

THINK TANK TP VOL 05 ANIMAL

 

MARVEL COMICS

AVENGERS BY BENDIS COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 01

COLOR YOUR OWN STAR WARS DARTH VADER

DEADPOOL WORLDS GREATEST TP VOL 09 DEADPOOL IN SPACE

ELEKTRA TP ALWAYS BET ON RED

FIGMENT TP

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY NEW GUARD TP VOL 03 CIVIL WAR II

KINGPIN TP BORN AGAINST

MMW MARVEL TWO IN ONE HC VOL 02

MMW MARVEL TWO IN ONE HC VOL 02 DM VAR ED 249

MOSAIC TP VOL 02 DOWN BELOW

 

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

ALICE IN MURDERLAND HC VOL 07

ARCHIES AND OTHER STORIES TP

ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL GN VOL 11 (MR)

ART OF POSUKA DEMIZU SC

ASSASSINS CREED REFLECTIONS TP VOL 01

ASTERISK WAR ACADEMY CITY ON WATER GN VOL 05

ATARI CLASSICS SWORDQUEST TP

BARAKAMON GN VOL 14

BEST OF HAGAR HC

BIG ORDER GN VOL 03 (MR)

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA & ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK TP

BLAME GN VOL 05

BRINK TP VOL 01

BRITANNIA TP VOL 02 WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE

BUNGO STRAY DOGS GN VOL 04

COMPLEX AGE GN VOL 06

DEVIL IS PART TIMER GN VOL 10

DONT BE CRUEL TP VOL 05 (MR)

DRAGONS RIOTING GN VOL 08 (MR)

HALLOWEEN TALES HC

HANDA KUN GN VOL 07

HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER GN VOL 30

HERO CATS TP VOL 06 NEW REALM

INFINI-T FORCE GN VOL 01

JANE HC

JONESY TP VOL 03

KAKEGURUI COMPULSIVE GAMBLER GN VOL 02

KINIRO MOSAIC GN VOL 04

KISS HIM NOT ME GN VOL 12

LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 04 LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE

LIFE DEATH AND SORCERY TP VOL 01

LOVE STAGE GN VOL 07 (MR)

MARCO POLO DANGERS & VISIONS YA GN

MERMIN GN VOL 03

MIKAGURA SCHOOL SUITE VOL 01 MANGA COMPANION

MOOMIN BEGINS A NEW LIFE GN

MORTON CROSS COUNTRY RAIL JOURNEY GN

NICK CAVE MERCY ON ME GN

NO GAME NO LIFE PLEASE GN VOL 02 (MR)

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE TP I SCREAM PUNS SUCK

PUELLA MAGI HOMURA TAMURA GN VOL 03

PUELLA MAGI TART MAGICA LEGEND JEANNE D ARC GN VOL 04

Q & RAY CASE #1 MISSING MOLA LISA

ROSE GUNS DAYS SEASON 3 GN VOL 01

ROYAL TUTOR GN VOL 03

SAIGON CALLING LONDON 1963 -75 GN

SCHOOL LIVE GN VOL 08

SHERLOCK BLIND BANKER TP

SHERMANS LAGOON ONWARD & DOWNWARD TP

STRIKE THE BLOOD GN VOL 08

SUEE AND THE SHADOW HC

SUEE AND THE SHADOW SC

SURVIVAL GEEKS TP

SWING IT SUNNY GN

SWING IT SUNNY HC GN

SWORD ART ONLINE MOTHER ROSARY GN VOL 03

SWORD ART ONLINE PHANTOM BULLET GN VOL 03

TAPROOT GN

TORCHWOOD CLASSICS TP VOL 02

TOTAL TANK GIRL OMNIBUS HC