DC to Collect Every Alan Moore DCU Story in One Volume

Mon, October 10th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

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DC to Collect Ever Alan Moore DCU Story in One Volume

DC Comics plans to take every DCU tale written by Alan Moore and put them in one trade paperback collection, "DC Universe: The Stories of Alan More," which will feature sixteen stories by the writer.

Official Press Release

Gathering every DCU tale written by Alan Moore under one cover for the very first time, DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP features sixteen stories including the never-before-collected BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE and SUPERMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAN OF TOMORROW.

Topped with a new cover by Brian Bolland, DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP features art by Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Kevin O'Neill, Klaus Janson, Jim Baikie, Curt Swan, Rick Veitch, Joe Orlando, John Byrne, Bill Willingham and others, in stories originally published from 1985-1988.

The book also includes an excerpt from Moore's proposal for BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, as well as text pieces by Dave Gibbons and Paul Kupperberg.

DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP includes:

  • SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11: "For the Man Who Has Everything"


    Art and cover: Dave Gibbons

  • DETECTIVE COMICS #549: "Night Olympics" Part One


    Art: Klaus Janson

  • DETECTIVE COMICS #550: "Night Olympics" Part Two


    Art: Klaus Janson

  • GREEN LANTERN #188: "Mogo Doesn't Socialize"


    Art: Dave Gibbons

  • VIGILANTE #17: "Father's Day" Part One


    Cover: Paris Cullins & Rick Magyar


    Art: Jim Baikie

  • VIGILANTE #18: "Father's Day" Part Two


    Art and cover: Jim Baikie

  • THE OMEGA MEN #26: "Brief Lives"


    Art: Kevin O'Neill

  • THE OMEGA MEN #27: "A Man's World"


    Art: Paris Cullins & Rick Magyar

  • DC COMICS PRESENTS #85: "The Jungle Line"


    Art: Rick Veitch & Al Williamson


    Cover: Rick Veitch

  • TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2: "Tygers"


    Artist: Kevin O'Neill

  • SUPERMAN #423: "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" Part One


    Art: Curt Swan & George Prez


    Cover: Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson

  • ACTION COMICS #583: "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow" Part Two


    Art: Curt Swan & Kurt Schaffenberger


    Cover: Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson

  • SECRET ORIGINS #10: "Footsteps"


    Art: Joe Orlando


    Cover: Jim Aparo

  • TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #3: "In Blackest Night"


    Art: Bill Willingham & Terry Austin

  • BATMAN ANNUAL #11: "Mortal Clay"


    Art: George Freeman


    Cover: John Byrne

  • BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE


    Art: Brian Bolland

DC UNIVERSE: THE STORIES OF ALAN MOORE TP will be solicited in the November Previews (Volume XV #11) and is scheduled to arrive in stores in January.

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Updated 10/10/05 12:45 PM - A number of questions were raised by members of the CBR Forums regarding this new volume and why it's been solicited two years after a similar volume was released by DC in 2003, "Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories of Alan Moore." While the two volumes are similar, "Across the Universe" did not include the stories "The Killing Joke" or "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow." A DC Comics spokesperson confirmed for CBR News today that the "Across the Universe" TPB is now out of print and the company has run through their stock of the two prestige format versions of "The Killing Joke" and "Whatever Happened Happened to the Man of Tomorrow." DC chose to wait until all those items were sold out before making everything available in this new volume.

 
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