Monday, April 20, 2009

New Frontier back in print - absolutely

DC Comics' website has the info on a new printing of The New Frontier. This is great news for Cooke fans and those who want a terrific story in a gorgeous package. Copies have been selling far above the cover price for months.
Here's the solicitation from DC:


Written by Darwyn Cooke; Art and Cover by Darwyn Cooke

Writer/illustrator Darwyn Cooke's award-winning, critically acclaimed masterpiece DC: THE NEW FRONTIER is back in a new printing of the Absolute edition, featuring new story pages, detailed annotations, alternate sequences and an extensive gallery of sketches, pinups, action figure art and more!

In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia outlawed the Mystery Men of the Golden Age. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.

Darwyn Cooke's most ambitious project yet features the stunning color art of Dave Stewart, an introduction by DC's President and Publisher Paul Levitz, and an afterword by Cooke.
DC Universe 464pg. Color Oversized Hardcover $75.00 US

On Sale July 29, 2009

also on the New Frontier front;

the boxed set of NF action figures as designed by Darwyn get released this week. Featuring Batman, Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman sporting a new head sculpt and a copy of the wonderful JLA: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1.


Scott Dunbier said...

About time!

Travis Meidell said...

Do you know if this will have anything extra that the last release of absolute new frontier didn't have?

Calum Johnston said...

you said it, Scott!

Travis, the page count is the same as the first edition so doesn't look like anything new is added.

AnthonyF said...

Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Great news, I missed out on the 1st printing, not going this time! Once its available on Amazon I'll pick it along with the Modern Masters and Parker novel.

mick statham said...

New Frontier got me back into comics after far too many years. Thanks Mr. Cooke.