There's been a lot of discussion on the DC Comics message boards and elsewhere as to what we might expect to find in the new Starman hardcover volume, Starman: The Complete Saga Vol. 1. Here's Collected Editions' list of the Do's and Don'ts of collecting Starman:
Don't: Print the collection on thin paper like the Kirby omnibuses.
Do: Collect the entire series in publication order--no skipping around the Times Past stories.
Don't: Put the Shade's journal all in one section--intersperse it with the comics (but do include it!).
Do: Include the Batman/Starman/Hellboy miniseries, the Shade miniseries, the Girlfrenzy Mist special, the Starman annuals (and James Robinson's Batman annual), the 1,000,000 issue, the Secret Files stories, the 80-page giant, and the Archie Goodwin tributes.
Don't: Include crossovers with Stars and STRIPE, JSA, and Sandman Mystery Theatre; that's just too much shoe-horning in of material (but do include the relevant Power of Shazam cross-over issues!).
Do: Include extras like sketch pages, full covers, and an introduction by James Robinson.
Don't: Make the whole thing so big you can't sit comfortably on the couch and read it.
Do: Include news of new Starman work by James Robinson and Tony Harris!
Given all the potential contents above, I've no doubt this is going to be a four-volume series (or two very, very large books).
So, what are your Do's and Don't for Starman: The Complete Saga?