May 10, 2012
New 52 books hitting stores this week
by Nick Davies
Publishers Weekly reported this week that DC Comics will be releasing collections of their New 52 series as books — some hardcover and some paperback — this week.
A revamp of DC’s comic book series, the New 52 reset the universe of its characters, canceling all its existing series and relaunching 52 series starting from issue #1 in September 2011, a major departure from its numbering system that had previously remained intact since the 1930s.
Since then, the New 52 comics have come out on a monthly basis, and DC is publishing hardcover editions of the first volumes of two series: Justice League of America Vol. 1: The Origin and Batman Vol. 1: Court of Owls, as well as a trade paperback of Animal Man Vol. 1: The Hunt.
The books were released in direct market stores last week and will be available in general bookstores this week, and they’ve already met with success; the Justice League and Batman hardcovers are both in their second printings.
Nick Davies was a publicist at Melville House.