As usual a couple of surprises were noted at the bottom of the complete April Solicitations.
Here is the link:
SUPERGIRL: FRIENDS AND FUGITIVES TP
Written by STERLING GATES & GREG RUCKA • Art by JAMAL IGLE & others •
Cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
Supergirl and Flamebird must work together to track down their father’s assassin – Reactron! But these childhood friends find themselves at each other’s throats in these stories from SUPERGIRL #43 and 45-47, ACTION COMICS #881-882 and SUPERMAN SECRET FILES 2009 #1.
This is an advance solicitation for May. I am pretty happy with the layout of this trade. It would have been pretty easy to just have this be a 'Hunt For Reactron' trade. Luckily, it includes the Secret Files story with Thara/Kara on Krypton as well as both the 'Guilding Day' issue and the 'Alura Monologue' issue as well. All of those stand-alone stories could easily have been omitted. But they are of such high quality, they needed to be collected somewhere.
No mention of a foreword or extras. But the Helen Slater foreword on 'Who Is Superwoman?' was announced just before the release. I can always hope that there will be some extra goodies in the trade.
JUSTICE LEAGUE: CRY FOR JUSTICE HC
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art and cover by MAURO CASCIOLI
A new team of heroes – Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Supergirl, Atom, Shazam, Congorilla and Starman – unite to take a proactive approach to fighting crime! Following the deaths of JLA heroes Batman and Martian Manhunter, this new team stands determined to stop evil from ever striking so drastically again. But when Prometheus plans his revenge on the heroes, will this new team be ready to pay the cost for the justice they seek?
Also an advanced solicit, this one for June. I don't think I will have enjoyed Cry For Justice enough to warrant buying it in trade form, let alone hard cover. I usually reserve buying the trade on top of the monthlies for arcs I know I will want to reread many times over.
I'll have to see how it ends and how much the soft cover is before I make a final decision.