On the cusp of new details about DC Comics's "Rebirth," we can tell you there will be a DC Comics Rebirth Omnibus coming in December that will collect all the DC "Rebirth" issues (either the specials alone, or the specials plus the #1 issues).
And that's just the start of what's solicited from DC Comics this fall -- a black-and-white Watchmen; Absolute editions of Batman: Year One and Infinite Crisis; long-awaited companion volumes to Crisis on Infinite Earths and Legends, collecting those crossovers' tie-in issues; Batman volumes by Brian K. Vaughan, Ed Brubaker, and Norm Breyfogle; a collection of Ron Marz's Green Lantern; a collection of the complete 1992 Justice Society series; the paperback Starman Omnibus Vol. 4; Flash by Mark Waid; and much, much more. Read on for more details.
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• 52 Book 2
Said to collect the end of 52 in paperback, issues #27-52.
• Absolute Batman: Year One
Though only four issues, the Absolute is said to be rounded out with pencils, sketches, and script pages.
• Absolute Infinite Crisis
In my opinion the best crossover miniseries DC Comics has ever done. Definitely worthy of Absolute treatment.
• Absolute Y: The Last Man Vol. 2
• Adam Strange: The Silver Age Vol. 1
• Anarky: The Complete Collection
I expect, as the name suggests, this is a comprehensive collection of Alan Grant's Anarky stories. If so, that'll span Detective Comics to Shadow of the Bat, the Anarky miniseries and series, maybe even an "Eclipso: The Darkness Within" Robin annual?
• Aquaman Vol. 7
• Aquaman Vol. 8
• Aquaman: A Celebration of 75 Years
• Art of DC Comics Bombshells
• Art Ops Vol. 2
• Azrael Vol. 2
Pleasantly surprised as I was to see the first collection of this eccentric, under-appreciated series -- in which Dennis O'Neil takes the one-note "bad Batman" Azrael and sets him alongside a quirky cast -- I'm even more surprised to see it continuing. This book stays good for a while, not in the least because of Barry Kitson's art. There's potential here for an Underworld Unleashed tie-in to be collected, among others.
• Batgirl: Cassandra Cain Vol. 3
These don't seem to be being published as "Batgirl: Cassandra Cain" collections, but rather just as Batgirl collections. Irrespective, the last volume stopped at issue #25; this next one should get into some of the Batman: Fugitive material. This title was collected sporadically until issue #28 and then not again until #58, so I expect the third volume will have some previously un-collected material.
• Batman '66 Meets the Man From U.N.C.L.E.
• Batman '66 Vol. 5
• Batman & Robin By Grant Morrison
Apparently a hardcover collection of Morrison's Batman & Robin #1-16 and Batman: The Return.
• Batman Arkham Vol. 5: Poison Ivy
• Batman Arkham Vol. 6: Man-Bat
• Batman Beyond Vol. 2
• Batman by Brian K. Vaughan
A few years ago DC published Batman: False Faces containing most of Vaughan's Batman work. This is a catchier title but I wonder if it'll actually collect anything different.
• Batman by Ed Brubaker Vol. 2
Should collect Brubaker's final Batman issues, and into Detective Comics.
• Batman by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo Box Set
• Batman Vol. 10: Love Never Dies
Batman Vol. 9: Superheavy Part 2 collects through Batman #50. Apparently this volume is Batman #51-52, Batman Annual #4, and a story from Detective Comics #27. Now, Snyder and Capullo could adapt the phone book and I'd read it, but this seems an awful small collection unless something else is coming.
• Batman Vol. 8: Endgame
• Batman Vol. 9: Superheavy Part 2
• Batman Vol. 9: Superheavy Part 2
Maybe these volumes are coming out a little faster to clear the path for "Rebirth"? The hardcover said to be in September, the paperback in December.
• Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis
• Batman: Arkham Knight Vol. 3
• Batman: Death & the Maidens Complete Collection
Good for Greg Rucka; this is a gripping, harrowing story, and also introduces a character being used heavily over on the ArrowTV show. I question "complete collection," however, because the original collection contained the complete miniseries, though maybe give or take a backup story.
• Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 8
• Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 9
• Batman: Li'l Gotham Deluxe Edition
Good for Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs; I enjoyed this, and the art certainly deserves a deluxe edition.
• Batman: The Brave & The Bold Bronze Age Omnibus
• Batman/Two-Face by James Robinson
Another interesting re-naming; this appears to be Robinson's "One Year Later" story Batman: Face the Face, collected again under a different title.
Collects the four-issue miniseries by Chuck Dixon and Beau Smith, at least, but I'm hoping it's also got the sequel Catwoman/Wildcat miniseries (and where are my Beau Smith Guy Gardner collections?).
• Best of Looney Tunes Vol. 2
• Birds of Prey Vol. 3
Continuing to collect the original Chuck Dixon run. This should collect some of the gap between the previously collected issues #1-11 and issues #20-21 (Birds of Prey is in all not well collected until issue #56). Within this are Black Canary and Catwoman on Apokolips, possibly the story of Oracle's partnership with Power Girl, and an encounter with the Joker.
• Black Canary Vol. 2
The final collection of Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu's "DC You" title.
Collecting the new miniseries. I hope people buy the heck out of this so we can get a Bloodlines, original, collection.
• Catwoman Vol. 6
The final collection of the 2000s Catwoman series, ending with Will Pfeifer's run. Solicitations suggest this might include Tony Bedard's Blackest Night issue, too. Looks like this will contain Catwoman Vol. 7: Catwoman Dies, Catwoman Vol. 8: Crime Pays, and Catwoman Vol. 9: Long Road Home.
• Catwoman Vol. 8
The final Catwoman collection before "Rebirth," by Frank Tieri.
• Checkmate by Greg Rucka Vol. 1
I've been excited about this since the rumors started. One of my all-time favorite DC titles, as Rucka and Jesus Saiz turn an eclectic swath of the DC Universe into super-spies. This was solicited this past summer and apparently delayed, so hopefully this does it.
• Clean Room Vol. 2
Paperback of the miniseries.
• Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion
I have been hoping for something like this for years, that collects the tie-in issues published beside Crisis on Infinite Earths. Bring on the Underworld Unleashed Companion, the Final Night Companion, and so on. Solicitations say this includes Action Comics, Batman, Detective Comics, Firestorm, Green Lantern, Justice League of America, New Teen Titans, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman, among others.
• Cyborg Vol. 2
This should finish Cyborg prior to the "Rebirth" relaunch.
• Dark & The Bloody Vol. 1
• Dark Knight Returns Book & Mask Set
• Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade
• DC Comics Bombshells Vol. 2
• DC Rebirth Omnibus
Curious as I am about "Rebirth," that we get another in the series of yearly special-month omnibuses lends credence to my notion that "Rebirth" is just another "wave" of DC's cancellations/relaunches, albeit with considerable more fanfare.
• DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 2
• DC Universe By Neil Gaiman
Another that was solicited for the summer and apparently delayed for the fall.
• Deathstroke Vol. 3
The final collection before "Rebirth."
• Deathstroke, the Terminator Vol. 4
Very exciting to see the Marv Wolfman collections continue. This collects the "World Tour '93" storyline with Deathstroke, Amanda Waller, and Vigilante, among others -- issues #27-34.
• DMZ Book Three
• Doctor Fate Vol. 2
Final collection of the "DC You" series before "Rebirth."
• Doom Patrol Book Three
Continuing to re-collect the Grant Morrison run; this would be the previously collected Doom Patrol Vol. 5: Magic Bus and Doom Patrol Vol. 6: Planet Love
• Earth 2: Society Vol. 2
The second collection, before "Rebirth."
• Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 2
Love that we have an Elseworlds collection series now. This is supposed to be Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat, Scar of the Bat, Dark Knight Dynasty, and Man-Bat.
• Elseworlds: Superman Vol. 1
Another holdover from previous solicitations. Collects Superman: Speeding Bullet, Kamandi: At Earth’s End #1-6, Superman: Kal, Superman: At Earth’s End, Superman/Batman: Doom Link, and Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy #1-4
• Fables Deluxe Book 13
• Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
The solicitation on this credits Gerry Conway and the description is the same as the collection of Conway's earlier Firestorm stories. If this is a second volume, it could collect Conway's Fury of Firestorm issues. Correction: This is most likely a collection of the Gerry Conway Legends of Tomorrow issues.
• Flash by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato Omnibus
• Flash by Francis Manapul Unwrapped
An omnibus of Manapul and Buccellato's New 52 Flash #1-25 (through Vol. 4: Reverse), and then apparently the exact same issues but with Manapul's line drawings uninked and uncolored, which should be stunning indeed.
• Flash By Geoff Johns Book Three
Paperback reprint of the third Flash by Geoff Johns Omnibus.
• Flash by Mark Waid Book One
I think most of us consider Mark Waid's Flash run of almost 100 issues to be the definitive run on Flash, at least in depicting
• Flash Vol. 8: Zoom
• Flash Vol. 9
These will take us to the "Rebirth" relaunch.
• Flash: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 2
• Free Country: A Tale of The Children's Crusade
• Gen 13: The Complete Collection
DC does like to tease a new Gen13 series, don't they? The solicitation names Jim Lee and J. Scott Campbell, so whether this is "complete"-complete, with like Superman/Gen13, or just the main series, I'm not sure.
• Get Jiro: Blood & Sushi
• Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
• Gotham Academy Vol. 3
This should be the "Yearbook" storyline before the "Rebirth" relaunch.
• Grayson Vol. 4
The final Grayson collection before "Rebirth."
• Green Arrow by Kevin Smith
• Green Arrow Vol. 6
• Green Arrow Vol. 7
The next two Mike Grell collections, said to be issues #39-45 and #46-53, including art by Grell himself and an extra-sized 50th issue.
• Green Lantern Book One
Love it or leave it, this looks like a new series of collections of Ron Marz's Green Lantern Kyle Rayner run. So far this is just the previously-collected Emerald Twilight/New Dawn, but there's plenty from this seventy-five-ish issue run that wasn't collected. I'd be happy to see this continue even into Judd Winick's run.
• Green Lantern Corps: Edge of Oblivion Vol. 1
• Green Lantern Vol. 7
• Green Lantern Vol. 8
These two close out Green Lantern before "Rebirth"
• Green Lantern: The Silver Age Vol. 1
• Harley and Her Gang of Harleys Vol. 1
• Harley Quinn Book & Mask Set
• Harley Quinn Vol. 4
• Harley Quinn Vol. 5
These should finish Harley Quinn before "Rebirth."
• Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Five Vol. 1
• Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four Vol. 2
• Injustice: Year Two The Complete Collection
• Jack of Fables Deluxe Book 1
• JLA Vol. 9
The next re-collection of the 2000s JLA series. Solicited for this is issues #115-119, Geoff Johns's Identity Crisis tie-in Crisis of Conscience, but that's awfully little for these collections. I wouldn't be surprised if this collected all the way to issue #125, adding in the Infinite Crisis tie-in World Without a Justice League.
• John Constantine: Hellblazer Vol. 15: Highwater
• JSA: The Golden Age Deluxe Edition
• Justice League 3001 Vol. 2
Collects Justice League 3001 to issue #12. Is there still a question of whether all of Justice League 3000 has been collected?
• Justice League of America: The Silver Age Vol. 2
• Justice League Vol. 7: Darkseid War Part 1
• Justice League Vol. 8: Darkseid War Part 2
• Justice League: Gods And Men (Darkseid War)
The "Darkseid War" tie-in specials.
• Justice Society of America: The Complete 1992 Series
This does not appear to include Armageddon: Inferno, unfortunately, but it is the entire Len Strazewski/Mike Parobeck series, which introduced Jesse Quick and laid the groundwork for Geoff Johns's JSA series. I'll take it.
• Last Days of the Justice Society of America
Going along with this, Last Days of the Justice Society was the Roy Thomas special that saw the Justice Society enter Ragnorak after Crisis on Infinite Earths before they were rescued in Armageddon: Inferno. But Last Days was just a one-shot special, so I'm curious what else this trade might contain.
• Last Gang in Town Vol. 1
• Legend of Wonder Woman
• Legends Companion
Again, very happy to see this collection of 1980s books that tied in to the Legends crossover. Solicitations for this emphasize Firestorm's presence, late of Legends of Tomorrow; I'm surprised Suicide Squad's role isn't also mentioned, though the Squad's presence in these tie in issues is light. Said to contain Batman #401, Detective Comics #568, Green Lantern Corps #207, Cosmic Boy #1-4, Justice League of America #259-261, Secret Origins #10 and #14, Fury of Firestorm #55-56, Blue Beetle #9-10, Warlord #114-115, Superman #3, Adventures of Superman #426, and Action Comics #586.
• Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle Vol. 2
Someone was just asking me about this. Solicitation says this contains 1990s Detective Comics issues. There's plenty of Breyfogle work still to collect, even into Batman: Knightfall.
• Lucifer Vol. 2
• Martian Manhunter Vol. 2
The final "DC You" collection before "Rebirth."
• Metal Men
Additional Legends of Tomorrow collections. See also Firestorm.
• Midnight Days
• Midnighter Vol. 2
The final Midnighter collection before Rebirth.
• Mr. Punch 20th Anniversary Ed.
• New Teen Titans Vol. 6
Said to collect New Teen Titans #35-39 and Annual #1, which were collected in the New Teen Titans Omnibus Vol. 2; these take place between the Terra Incognita and Judas Contract trades.
• Newsboy Legion by Simon and Kirby Vol. 2
• Nightwing Vol. 5
Continuing the new collections of the Chuck Dixon series. The most recent fourth volume is supposed to collect through issue #34, so this should be some of Nightwing: Darker Shade of Justice and into Hunt for Oracle. The big gap in Nightwing collections is after issue #60.
• Northlanders Book 2
• Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death
• Red Hood/Arsenal Vol. 2
The final collection before "Rebirth."
• Red Thorn Vol. 2
• Robin Vol. 4
The fourth new collection of Chuck Dixon's run. If the last book does indeed end with issue #6, this could collect the Robin tie-in issues to Knightfall, Knightsend, Zero Hour, and Prodigal (it was a busy time!).
• Robin: Son of Batman Vol. 1
• Robin: Son of Batman Vol. 2
Wrapping up the Patrick Gleason series (we hardly knew ye!).
• Sandman Mystery Theatre Book 2
The second new collection of Matt Wagner's Sandman Mystery Theatre is said to collect issues #13-24 and the Annual #1, which are the Vamp and Scorpion collections, and part of Dr. Death and the Night of the Butcher (probably the "Dr. Death" part).
• Sandman: Overture
• Secret Six Vol. 2
• Shadow of the Bat Vol. 2
Continuing the new collections of the Alan Grant series.
• Sheriff of Babylon Vol. 2
• Sinestro Vol. 4
• Space Ghost (New Edition)
In time for DC's all-new Hanna-Barbera comics, this miniseries was a serious take on Space Ghost by Joe Kelly. Here, have a review.
• Starman Omnibus Vol. 4
Wasting no time, thankfully, DC follows the long-awaited paperback Starman Omnibus Vol. 3 with Vol. 4. This ought contain issues #39-46 (essentially the To Reach the Stars collection), the 80-Page Giant, the Mist special, Power of Shazam #35-36, and Batman/Hellboy/Starman #1-2.
• Sugar & Spike
Another Legends of Tomorrow collection. So they're actually detectives? Is this good?
• Suicide Squad Most Wanted: Katana
• Suicide Squad Vol. 5
This book's solicitation suggests the "Janus Directive" crossover issues, but that should have been Vol. 4; this would follow that, with some Apokolips action.
• Suiciders: Kings of HelLA
• Supergirl by Peter David Book One
• Supergirl by Peter David Book Two
The first volume seems to have been bumped a season, which is bad if it means the book may not see print; at the same time, solicits for a second volume suggest we may go past the Gary Frank issues into Leonard Kirk's work.
• Supergirl Vol. 2
The next collection of the 2000s Jeph Loeb series, at this point collecting issues #11 and #13-22 by Joe Kelly and Tony Bedard (Kara has an abusive boyfriend and Amazons Attack). Some of this was previously collected as Supergirl: Identity and some has never been collected.
• Superman Vol. 1
• Superman Vol. 2
Paperback of Gene Luen Yang's first volume and hardcover of his second, before "Rebirth."
• Superman-Action Comics Vol. 8
• Superman-Action Comics Vol. 9
• Superman: Super League
Vol. 8 is the paperback of Greg Pak's Truth; Vol. 9 is the Action Comics issues of Peter Tomasi's "Super-League." As has been DC's custom is looks like you can read parts of "Super-League" in the various crossover titles' individual trades or all together in a Super-League collection.
• Superman: The Coming of the Supermen
The Neal Adams miniseries.
• Superman: The Golden Age Vol. 2
• Superman: The Man of Steel Vol. 9
Another resolicit, as John Byrne introduces the post-Crisis Supergirl and General Zod.
• Superman/Batman Vol. 5
Issues #50-63, previously collected as Michael Green and Mike Johnson's Finest Worlds and Night and Day, with Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Mike Johnson's uncollected "Nanopolis" (issues #57-59) in the middle.
• Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 4
• Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 5
Ends Superman/Wonder Woman before "Rebirth" with the "Super-League" tie-in issues.
• Survivors' Club: The Complete Series
• Swamp Thing (Vol. 4) Book 1
Re-collects the fourth series run that started with writer Andy Diggle (Swamp Thing: Bad Seed). Depending on how far this goes, following issues are by Will Pfeifer and Joshua Dysart.
• Sweet Tooth Deluxe Book Three
• Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Vol. 1
A paperback collection (most likely partial) of the previous Teen Titans by Geoff Johns Omnibus.
• Teen Titans Go! Vol. 3
• Teen Titans Go!: Bring it On
• Teen Titans Vol. 3
By Will Pfeifer and Greg Pak; this should close out Teen Titans before "Rebirth."
• Teen Titans: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1
• Teen Titans: Year One (New Edition)
• Titans Hunt
The Dan Abnett post-Convergence miniseries.
• Unfollow Vol. 2
• Unwritten Deluxe Book 1
• Watchmen Noir
Reprinted as part of DC's series of black-and-white titles.
• We Are Robin Vol. 2
Final volume of the series before "Rebirth."
• Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Box Set
This slipcase is said to include Wonder Woman collections by Gail Simone, Brian Azzarello, George Perez, and Phil Jimenez, which is a nice cross-section (missing only Greg Rucka and William Messner-Loebs).
• Wonder Woman Vol. 8
• Wonder Woman Vol. 9
The final Meredith Finch/David Finch collection before "Rebirth."
• Wonder Woman: A Celebration of 75 Years
• Wonder Woman: A Very Selfish Princess
The Jill Thompson digital-first series.
• Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 1
Crisis and Legends companions! 1990s Justice Society! Let me know what else grabs your attention from this list.