Nightwing by Dixon, Absolute Batman Inc, Green Lantern by Johns, Zero Year and Five Years Later Omnibuses, Death of the Family Mask, Gordon of Gotham, Showcase Presents Blue Beetle, more in DC Fall 2014 solicitations

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring may be on its way, but it's beginning to feel a lot like the holidays with news of DC Comics's Fall 2014 trade paperback and hardcover collections. There are many, many of these, so I'm just going to list them alphabetically with commentary where applicable, but here's some highlights:

Nightwing: Bludhaven, the start of a new collection of the Chuck Dixon Nightwing series. Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus. Batman: Death of the Family Mask and Book Set (ew!). Absolute Batman Incorporated. Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight. A black-and-white reprint of Batman: The Long Halloween. Batman: Gordon of Gotham. A proper collection of Batman: Dark Night, Dark City. Secret Six Vol. 1: Villains United, the start of a new set of Secret Six collections. DC Zero Year and Five Years Later Omnibuses. More Mike Grell Green Arrow volumes, and more John Ostrander Martian Manhunter and Spectre volumes. Showcase Presents: Blue Beetle from the 1980s. A Gotham Sirens collection. A Flash (classic) Omnibus, and Flash and Teen Titans anniversary volumes. JLA Vol. 6 with Joe Kelly material. And more, and more.

[Be among the first to get news like this by following Collected Editions on Facebook and Twitter.]

All of this information is subject to change, so if you see something that doesn't quite please you, possibly it'll be fixed before publication.

Absolute Batman Incorporated

Collects the entire Batman, Inc. saga -- pre-Flashpoint, post-Flashpoint, the works. Maybe I'm naive but I'm surprised to see this so quickly after the series wrapped (though, probably best that DC struck while interest in this series is still high). Given how Batman, Inc. ultimately didn't affect the DCU that much, I'm a little sorry I didn't wait for this volume.

Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight

Not only does this collect a couple of Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale Batman specials that ultimately inspired Long Halloween and Dark Victory (and which I've enjoyed for a while), this also includes Loeb and Sale's Catwoman: When in Rome miniseries. As both a prelude and bookend to Long Halloween and Dark Victory, I'm thinking this would look good on my shelf.

Adventures of Superman Vol. 2

All Star Western Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Ame-comi Girls Vol. 3: Earth in Crisis

Animal Man Vol. 5: Evolve or Die! (The New 52)

Animal Man Vol. 7: Red Plague

Another collection of the previous 1990s Animal Man series; I'm so pleased to see DC mining this era with Animal Man and also Martian Manhunter, Spectre, Nightwing, and etc. Collects issues #64-79.

Aquaman and the Others Vol. 1

Aquaman Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Authority Vol. 2

Batgirl Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Batman - Detective Comics Vol. 5: Gothtopia (The New 52)

Collects Detective Comics #25-29, so not the tie-in chapters of "Gothtopia," but it does include the extra-sized Detective Comics #27.

Batman Adventures Vol. 1

Collects the Batman Adventures comic #1-10 by Kelley Puckett and Ty Templeton.

Batman and Robin Vol. 5: The Big Burn (The New 52)

The next Batman and Robin collection includes Batman and Robin #23.1: Two-Face, and then also issues #24-28.

Batman Arkham Asylum 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

In deluxe format for the first time, I think. There will also be a 25th anniversary paperback.

Batman Noir: The Long Halloween

In my opinion, one of the coolest things on this list is this Batman Noir: Long Halloween collection, which reprints the Long Halloween series in black and white. It's a great story to start, and reading it in black and white on nice paper sounds like a great experience.

Batman Vol. 5: Zero Year-Dark City

Collects issues #25-31. There's still some uncollected issues from between the end of Death of the Family and the beginning of Zero Year, but I'm still confident those will be collected somewhere eventually.

Batman: Blink

Collects Legends of the Dark Knight #156-158 and #164-167, written by Dwayne McDuffie and drawn by Val Semeiks.

Batman: Dark Night, Dark City

Written by Peter Milligan with art by Kieron Dwyer, the popular "Dark Night, Dark City" story inspired Grant Morrison's Batman RIP stories. We saw the three-part story (Batman #452-454) in a DC Comics Presents volume a couple years back, but now it's getting a proper collection alongside five Detective Comics issues, #629-633, also by Milligan.

Batman: Death of the Family Mask and Book Set

I understood the Batman: Night of the Owls book and mask set -- the owls wore masks, the mask was a pretty simple design, etc. But I can't even imagine what the mask of the Joker's mutilated face is going to look like, and I can't imagine wanting to put that on my own face, unless you're reenacting that Suicide Squad scene with Deadshot and Harley Quinn. Enjoy, folks.

Batman: Eternal Vol. 1

Collects issues #1-20 of the weekly series.

Batman: Gordon of Gotham

Collects a couple of Commissioner Gordon-focused miniseries from the late 1990s: Batman: Gordon of Gotham, Batman: GCPD, and Batman: Gordon's Law, written by Dennis O'Neil and Chuck Dixon. I think we can credit a certain upcoming show for this one.

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Vol. 3

Batman: The Dark Knight Unwrapped: David Finch

Collects David Finch's work from the pre- and post-Flashpoint Batman: Dark Knight series in black and white, plus the Batman: The Return one-shot.

Batman/Superman Vol. 2 (The New 52)

Batwing Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52)

Birds of Prey Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Catwoman Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Constantine Vol. 3 (The New 52)

DC Comics - The New 52: Five Years Later Omnibus
DC Comics: Zero Year (The New 52)

Two new omnibuses on their way: one collects the upcoming September 2014 Five Years Later event (following Villains Month, Zero Month, and so on); the other collects the issue #25 tie-ins to Batman's Zero Year, including Action Comics, Flash, and etc.

DC Universe Vs. Masters of the Universe

DC: The New Frontier

A paperback collection of Darwyn Cooke's DC: New Frontier, including the Justice League: The New Frontier special that was not collected in the Absolute edition.

Deathblow

Dream State: The Collected Dreaming Covers
Dust Covers: The Collected Sandman Covers

These two books collect the Dreaming and Sandman covers, (obviously) with commentary by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean.

Earth 2 Vol. 4: The Dark Age (The New 52)

Flash Omnibus Vol. 1

Flash Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Flash: A Celebration of 75 years

In time for the Flash's 75th anniversary, the omnibus collects Showcase #4, 8, 13, and 14 and Flash #105-132, going along with the classic Green Lantern Omnibus released not too long ago (not a Flash by Waid omnibus, sorry). No word yet on the contents of the 75 Years volume.

Forever Evil
Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. (The New 52)
Forever Evil: Arkham War (The New 52)
Forever Evil: Blight
Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion (The New 52)

Collecting the various Forever Evil miniseries. The Arkham War book includes Batman #23.4: Bane, Detective Comics #23.3: Scarecrow, and Batman and Robin #23.1: Two-Face, along with the miniseries. Rogues Rebellion includes the Flash villain issues #23.1: Grodd and 23.3: Rogues (Flash #23.2: Reverse-Flash is in the Flash Vol. 4: Reverse collection).

Gotham City Sirens Book One

This is a strange one, but Paul Dini, Tony Bedard, and Guillem March's Gotham City Sirens collection gets a new collection of issues #1-13. I think Final Crisis, Flashpoint, etc. overshadowed it, but at some point there was an interesting corner of the Bat-verse between Sirens, Detective Comics, and Streets of Gotham; if DC was going to reprint all of those, I might take a look.

Green Arrow Vol. 2: Here There Be Dragons

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who went out and voted with their wallets for the new collections of Mike Grell's 1980s Green Arrow series. We get a second collection, issues #7-12.

Green Arrow Vol. 5: The Outsiders War (The New 52)

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 1

You knew this would come around one of these days -- beginning an omnibus collection set of Geoff Johns's Green Lantern work. This one appears to collect Rebirth and Green Lantern issues #1-25, Green Lantern Corps #1-5, and some extras and specials -- so basically the beginning up through Sinestro Corps War. I know this description omits the Green Lantern Corps issues of Sinestro Corps War; let's wait and see if those don't end up in there after all.

Green Lantern Corps Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Green Lantern Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Green Lantern: New Guardians Vol. 5: God Killers (The New 52)

Harley Quinn Vol. 1

Harley Quinn: Vengeance Unlimited

The next and final collection of the 2000s Harley Quinn series, finishing it up with issues #26-38.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Vol. 4

JLA Vol. 6

The paperback JLA collections continue, with what I thought was a superlative run on JLA by Joe Kelly and Doug Mahnke. This volume collects issues #61-76, so from the beginning of Kelly's run through "The Obsidian Age"; there's still fifteen or so issues for a follow-up volume, maybe also with some JL Elite material.

JSA Omnibus Vol. 2

Finishes up Geoff Johns's run on JSA with issues #26-81. Indeed this does not collect the Paul Levitz issues, #82-87, that closed out the series, but I wouldn't say those were that notable; DC could maybe collect those, Johns's Justice Society of America series that followed, JSA All-Stars, and JSA Presents, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Justice League 3000 Vol. 1: Yesterday Lives

Justice League Beyond: Power Struggle

Justice League Dark Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Justice League of America Vol. 2

Justice League Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Larfleeze Vol. 2 (The New 52)

Martian Manhunter: Rings of Saturn

Thank you, thank you, thank you a second time for buying enough copies of the first John Ostrander/Tom Mandrake Martian Manhunter collection that DC has now solicited a second one. Collects issues #10-17 -- pre-order as soon as you can.

Movement Vol. 2 (The New 52)

The concluding collection of Gail Simone's Movement.

New Teen Titans Vol. 1

This collects DC Comics Presents #23 and New Teen Titans #1-8. Because this is likely being published solely because of the 50th anniversary celebration (see farther down), I wouldn't get too excited that this is going to lead to a string of "complete" Titans trades, much as I might like that.

Nightwing Vol. 1: Bludhaven

The collection that will probably make most of our regular readers the most happy, it's a new set of Nightwing collections; this one collects the post-Prodigal miniseries by Dennis O'Neil, and then the first eight issues of Chuck Dixon's Nightwing series. I would love, love, love to see this collection series continue and fill in the big gap of uncollected Nightwing material -- this is another one to pre-order.

Nightwing Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Red Lanterns Vol. 5: Red Daughter of Krypton (The New 52)

Collects the Green Lantern/Red Lantern #28 flipbook, Red Lanterns #27 and #29-31, and also Supergirl #28-30. The fifth Supergirl collection only inclues issues up to #25, so it remains to be seen if Supergirl Vol. 6 will duplicate some of these contents or not.

Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition

So you know, looks like the first collection of Sandman: Overture drops in March 2015.

Scooby-Doo Team-Up

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A Crisis of Imagination

Secret Origins Vol. 1

Secret Six Vol. 1: Villains United

It took me a while to get in to Gail Simone's Secret Six, but by the end I absolutely loved it. I don't think most realize how psychologically complex (and socially progressive) the series is, and I've yet to see something else like it from DC since. This new collection of trades under the Secret Six banner, collecting the Infinite Crisis/Villains United specials to start, shows the series hasn't been forgotten by DC, either.

Showcase Presents Unknown Soldier Vol. 2
Showcase Presents: Batman Vol. 6
Showcase Presents: Blue Beetle
Showcase Presents: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew
Showcase Presents: The Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5

Chiefly I'm interested here in the Blue Beetle collection, which collects the entirety of Len Wein's 1980s Ted Kord/Blue Beetle series (only too bad it's not in color).

Sinestro Vol. 1

Smallville Season 11 Vol. 5: Olympus

Spectre Vol. 2: Wrath of God

Thank you, thank you, thank you a third time for picking up the first new John Ostrander/Tom Mandrake Spectre collection; this is another one I've wanted to see collected for a while. The third volume includes issues #13-22, including Phantom Stranger, Etrigan the Demon, John Constantine, Eclipso, and Superman.

Suicide Squad Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Superboy Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Supergirl Vol. 5: Out of the Past (The New 52)

Superman - Action Comics Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Superman for All Seasons Deluxe Edition

I really like this Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale story of Clark Kent in Smallville, and I'm rather surprised to see it doesn't have a deluxe edition already.

Superman Unchained Vol. 1 (The New 52)

Superman Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Superman: Return to Krypton (The New 52)

Superman: The Power Within

This is an odd one, but taken from the same era as the recent Superman: Dark Knight Over Metropolis collection, so I'm glad to see it coming out. It collects Superman stories from Action Comics Weekly #601-641, and then what seems to be one or two parts of "The Sinbad Contract" storyline that saw Superman and Lex Luthor vying over a Middle Eastern boy with super-powers (his ethnicity wasn't a major factor in the story, but later Chris Roberson would want to use Sinbad in Superman: Grounded but the issue was yanked by DC). I'm pretty sure the tie in all of this is that they're all written by Roger Stern and drawn by classic Superman artist Curt Swan.

Superman/Batman Vol. 2

Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 1

Swamp Thing Vol. 5: The Killing Field (The New 52)

Tales of the Batman: Len Wein

Teen Titans Vol. 5: The Trial of Kid Flash (The New 52)

Teen Titans: A Celebration of 50 Years

No word on the contents yet, but I'd be curious to see if the latest New 52 incarnation gets a nod or not.

Trinity of Sin - Phantom Stranger Vol. 3: The Crack in Creation (The New 52)

Trinity of Sin: Pandora Vol. 2 (The New 52)

Wonder Woman Vol. 5 (The New 52)

Worlds' Finest Vol. 4 (The New 52)

Well, I'm exhausted. You? Congrats to everyone who's been waiting years for new Chuck Dixon/Nightwing collections. What's at the top of your pre-order list?
Get the Collected Editions scoop before anyone else -- on Facebook!

40 comments:

  1. Nice to see them celebrating other characters major anniversaries other then Bats and Supes. I knew a GL omnibus was inevitable, guess I can get rid of all those trades now.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Want to take a bet on whether the trade of "The Movement" gets cancelled like "Green Team" did? I mean I doubt that DC would want to raise Gail Simone's ire again, but you never know when it comes to trades.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My guess is the fact of Simone's authorship of Movement might be the reason that trade doesn't get cancelled ...

      Delete
  3. I have all the Nightwing trades currently out. It would be nice to get the missed issues 61-100 compiled in some fashion even though I own the issues because I thought they would never be compiled but.... whatever... Love Dick Grayson sooooo gonna buy it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was excited about the new Nightwing collections at first, but the more I thought about it, the more skeptical I was that they'll get all the way to issue #61 -- these things tend to peter out after a couple of volumes. We'll know in a couple years, I guess ..

      Delete
  4. One thing of note is that the info for the Larfleeze Vol 2 trade states that its the conclusion of the series. So we know the book will actually end with #12. But as much as I also wish Showcase Blue Beetle was in color, it'll look good standing next to my Showcase Booster Gold.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Where does it say that it's th last volume?

      Delete
    2. From the summary:

      "Written by the legendary creative team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, LARFLEEZE VOL. 2 conclude their run on the renegade Orange Lantern of Avarice. Collects issues #6-12."

      Given low sales are, I don't think DC will keep the series going with a different creative team.

      Delete
    3. I googled the summary by now. I was a little confused, because that information isn't availlable here...

      Delete
  5. Also, the list doesn't include the Batman: Arkham Origins HC collecting the recent digitally animated Madefire App comic in print which I saw on another board.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would be extremely surprised if the Batman Zero Year: Dark City collection remains as listed. Currently the trade includes all the parts of the Dark City part of Zero Year (25-27, 29) as well as a Batman Eternal flash forward (28) and the first two issues of Savage City (30-31). With only two issues remaining after these for Savage City, as well as Zero Year as a whole, it seems like an odd point to end the book. Similarly, I would have expected DC would hold off on issue 28 to place it into the right point of the Batman Eternal collections.

    As I see it, DC have two options. They could wait and collect all of Dark City and Savage City together (25-27, 29-33), however this would create a large 8 issue trade (with 29 and most likely 33 being over sized issues) and DC would miss out on the extra payday of another Snyder/ Capullo Zero Year Batman collection. Or they could trim the half finished stories and collect just Dark City (25-27, 29), but this would make a very small trade, even with 29 being oversized and the back ups being collected as well. The same problem will also be present when they collect Savage City for volume 6.

    With the first collection of Zero Year collected 5 issues (1 oversized) and an annual, which hits the magic number of 6 for a collection. There are a few places DC could get more issues to bulk out these volumes, such as the missing issues between Death of the Family and Zero Year, or villains month issues, or some of the tie ins from other series. However, these issues are only tangentially related (or not related at all) to Dark City.

    DC has a problem here, and I can say I won't be happy with the collection listed as it is now, nor if the trades are only 4 issues each. My vote at the moment would be to see them bulk out the Dark City volume with the Riddler villains month issues once he plays a big role in Dark City. A 5 issue trade with backups would be good. Then we could collect Savage City with issues 18-20 to make a 7 issue trade with oversized issue and back ups.

    Anyone got any other thoughts or information?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As far as I know, Zero Year will run for a total of 11 issues, not 12. My guess is that the content listing was written before issue #28 (which was originally going to be the conclusion to the "Dark City" mini arc) became a flashforward tale. Maybe this volume will collect issues #25-27 and #29-32 instead.

      Delete
    2. I stand corrected: according to the June solicitations, Batman #32 is only the penultimate chapter. That means vol. 5 should actually collect issues #25-27 and #29-33, unless they intend to postpone the "Savage City" mini arc to the next volume.

      Delete
  7. The waiting seems to have payed off - Absolute Bat Inc here I come.

    As for Zero Year, I'm not sure how they should do Vol 5 and 6. As Wilson1989 said, I'm almost sure DC won't fit Dark City and Savage City into one book for obvious reasons. So, my best guess is they'll end up fitting in #18-#20 and #28 somewhere among these books.

    I'm gonna see this play out and get the complete Zero Year collection (along with Owls collection). I''m patient enough.

    What I really want though is a Batman - Hidden Years or something collection that collects Man who Laughs, The Monster Men and the Mad Monk. I'm putting off buying the individual collections mainly cause MWL has a GL story that doesn't belong there and the above three have a continuous storyline that would work in a single book.

    As for the other books I may collect:
    1. Earth 2 Vol 4
    It's Tom Taylor! Must-buy for me.
    2. Forever Evil
    FE has read much better as a graphic novel and it's a very good follow-up for my Trinity War collection!
    3. Rogues Rebellion
    One of two tie-ins that actually worked for me. Great humor and the Rogues are great again!
    4. JL Vol 5
    Johns writing FE and this was a boon as both intersect quite well and JL Vol 5 is the perfect companion book for the main event.
    5. Green Arrow Vol 5
    Jeff Lemiere is killing it! With me in full Arrow mode right now and GA vol 4 already on the way, this is a must-buy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read Injustice Vol. 1 and left it very unsure about Tom Taylor's upcoming tenure on Earth 2. You've been satisfied?

      Delete
  8. I'm very happy about the new Nightwing TPB, and I hope the next volumes will collect the series not only up to the end of Dixon's run, but also Grayson's. I'm also excited about JLA vol. 6 because Kelly's run is quite underrated, and vol. 7 should include two issues that have never been collected before.

    As for Absolute Batman Incorporated, I really wasn't looking to double-dip since I just got the final standard-sized HC, but in a recent interview Burnham talked about the possibility that he'd redraw the pages that were originally pencilled by fill-in artists. If that happens, I may change my mind.

    And the first Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus is just about what I expected it would be, except it will include the Green Lantern Corps: Recharge mini (which Johns co-wrote) instead of the GLC chapters of the Sinestro Corps War crossover, which I don't think will hurt the reading experience.

    ReplyDelete
  9. All the links I click are errors on Amazon...are these just placeholders? thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Many of the links do work, and more will continue to work as the books roll out online.

      Delete
  10. I really hope that Superman Unchained Vol. 1 isn't implying that there will be a volume 2. It's way too damn short a series for that kind of treatment.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd be surprised if it was two volumes; I think "Vol. 1" just reflects a New 52 collections naming convention -- Sword of Sorcery, GI Combat, Mr. Terrific, etc., etc., were all Vol. 1s even though there wasn't a Vol. 2.

      Delete
  11. I'm very glad to see that JSA Omibus Vol. 2 will include issues from 26-81, however I can't but feel a little disappointing that The Next Age, Thy Kingdom Come 1, 2, 3, and Black Adam are not to be collected. Or this could be material for a third shorter volume?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A volume with the Justice Society series plus Black Adam (good call) would be cool, but I'd venture two volumes collecting the mostly Johns-specific stories are probably it. And I'm satisfied; I don't think Justice Society quite achieved the classic status that JSA did.

      Delete
    2. The Thy Kingdom Storyline? Really? Wow! Those books are responsible for me getting into JSA.

      I thought they were great, but honestly I'm not sure how well (or not too well) they sold.

      Man, that's so sad!

      Delete
    3. Well, just my opinion. Anything that gets you into good books is good; for me, I felt Thy Kingdom Come rambled and lost focus a bit by the end (see my review of Vol. 3), but I also admired what a long and ambitious story it was. IMHO the second series didn't get up to the level of JSA.

      Delete
  12. Already pre-ordered Arkham Asylum, Forever Evil: Blight and Rogues Rebellion, Batman Adventures and Gotham City Sirens. Still waiting for the Green Lantern Omnibus, Sandman, Secret Six and New Frontier to become available.

    I'm still unsure whether I should get the last Harley Quinn trade. Would anyone recommend it?

    ReplyDelete
  13. It's a little frustrating to see that The Dreaming is having its covers released when only 17 of the 60 issues have been collected. But I guess Dave McKean is more of a draw than Caitlin R. Kiernan.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm looking forward to picking up Forever Evil, Rogue's Rebellion, Justice League 5, Justice League of America 2, Justice League 3000, The Flash, Green Arrow, Red Hood and Teen Titans. That's quite a few trades now that I think of it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I saw the content of Absolute Batman Incorporated on Amazon, and I can't see the issue #0.

    Hope this is just a mistake on the table of content since is an early solicitation.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You can collect all the contents of Absolute Batman Incorporated for under $40 online. I'm surprised to see the price tag so high on that edition even with the Burnham redrawings.

    ReplyDelete
  17. To the best of my knowledge and memory, the Sinbad issues are by William Messner Loebs. Maybe the goal is to create a comprehensive series of Superman trades by working in tandem with the Man of Steel trades? The 8th Man of Steel trade does stop at Action 600, just before Action Weekly. Just wondering.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Also, what is going to be in the Deathblow trade? Does the Secret Six trade stop with Villains United or does it include any of the monthly issues?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Deathblow TPB will collect Darker Image #1 and Deathblow #1-12, just like the recent HC. And in addition to the Villains United mini and the Infinite Crisis special, the new Secret Six vol. 1 TPB will include the 6-issue mini with art by Brad Walker that preceded the ongoing series.

      Delete
    2. Ah. The material that was collected in Secret Six: Six degrees of Devastation. Nice. I've got them both, so I can probably skip over this one. I never noticed the Deathblow HC.

      Delete
  19. Just saw the entire fall 2014/spring 2015 solicits, and I'm pleasantly surprised by a few which you did not mention. Not much love?

    Twilight - I'm sure this mini by Chaykin & Garcia Lopez gets the reprint only due to the Garcia Lopez involvement, but works for me.

    Tales of the Batman by Len Wein - I'm happy that more writer based collections are coming out, if only to work in favour of more complete storylines. And since I've already got 'Strange Apparitions' in paperback, and skipped the Marshall Rogers volume, this puts out the last one or two issues drawn by Rogers and written by Wein. Besides, the volume reprints one of my favourite Batman stories, 'Haven', along with 'Untold Legend of the Batman'.

    Hellblazer Vol 9 and 10 - We're finally treading major uncollected territory ever. I have no idea why none of Paul Jenkins' Hellblazer issues have been collected, as I've heard only good things, and finally I will find out.

    Enigma - If I would have to select only three books/series that I would be allowed to keep, this would come in at #1 (the other two being the uncollected Blackhawk run by Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle, and Sandman). After years of looking for it (currently out of print) and pestering Dan DiDio multiple times, it arrives maybe a year after I ordered the single issues via eBay. I shall still buy and support the book, if only to see further collections of work by Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I'm excited they're reprinting Nightwing. I have all of the original books so I probably won't start collecting right off the bat, but if they manage to collect the issues from #60-100 that went uncollected I'll definitely be picking them up.

    I'm also looking forward to Superman The Power Within. I do have the single issues of the Sinbad Contract storyline, but I have nothing of Action Comics Weekly. I wish they would reprint the Green Lantern storyline from ACW where Star Sapphire kills Katma Tui as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seconded on a Green Lantern/Action Comics Weekly collection.

      Delete
  21. will be flash celebrate with omnibus ? oh my -___-
    i love to picking up nightwing, green arrow and jl 3000. but its really disappointing with jl 3000 when i cant find it in hc.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Completely dissapointed for the Green Lantern Omnibus content. According Amazon this will be:

    This volume collects: Green Lantern: Rebirth #1-6, Green Lantern Corps #1-5, Green Lantern #1-25, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman-Prime #1, Green Lantern Corps: Sinestro Special #1, Green Lantern Secret Files 2005.

    So there's a bunch on GLC left out (#1-13) not included, and half of the Sinestro Corps War storyline left out.

    I know what you think. Your thinking "it says Geoff Johns in the title. Why would they include the GLC issues??".

    I would loooooove them to take out the Geoff Johns of the tittle (like they did with JSA Omnibus) and include the entire run of GL and GLC from Rebirth on to insure a better reading experience. At the very least, include (or exclude) the SCW half so the reading is not as messy as it is with the current content.

    ReplyDelete
  23. My dream collections for GL would be as follow:

    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 1
    --------------------------------------------

    Rebirth:
    No Fear: GREEN LANTERN #1-6 and GREEN LANTERN SECRET FILES #1
    Recharge: Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1-5
    Revenge of the Green Lantern: GREEN LANTERN #7-13
    Wanted - Hal Jordan: GREEN LANTERN #14-20
    To Be a Lantern: Green Lantern Corps #1-6
    The Darker Side of Green: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #7-13


    Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War Deluxe Edition
    ----------------------------------------------------

    GREEN LANTERN #21-25
    GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14-19
    GREEN LANTERN: SINESTRO CORPS SPECIAL #1
    The Tales of Sinestro Corps backups (Despotellis, Karu-Sil, Bedovian, Sinestro, Superman-Prime, Parallax, Ion, Cyborg Superman.).
    Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Secret Files and Origins


    Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Vol. 2
    --------------------------------------------

    Ring Quest: GREEN LANTERN CORPS #19-20 and #23-26
    Rage of the Red Lanterns: Green Lantern #36-38, Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1
    Secret Origin: Green Lantern #29-35
    Sins of the Star Sapphire: Green Lantern Corps #29-32
    Agent Orange: Green Lantern #39-42
    Emerald Elipse: Green Lantern Corps #33-38
    Green Lantern Corps - Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps #39-44


    Blackest Knight Deluxe Edition (or Omnibus)
    --------------------------------------------

    Blackest Night #0-8
    DC Universe #0
    Green Lantern #44-52.
    Green Lantern Corps #45-46

    ReplyDelete