8 More DC Absolute/Omnibus Books, from Flashpoint to Before Watchmen

8 More Absolute/Omnibus Books from DC Comics, from Flashpoint to Before Watchmen

Posted by March 18, 2018 Comment

We’ve been looking at DC Comics’ Omnibus and Absolute plans today. Absolute volumes reproduce original art for stories as close to the original boards as possible, including in size. Omnibus is also a bit oversized and containing hundreds, even thousands of pages.

Such as Red Hood & The Outlaws by Scott Lobdell and Final Crisis 10th Anniversary. There’s also an American Vampire Omnibus on the way too. And Absolute Kingdom Come is getting a reprint. And Absolute Killing Joke, of course.

But here are a few new ones too. Absolutes and Omnibuses that DC Comics haven’t solicited yet.

Absolute Flashpoint 
Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert
18 December 2018 Hardcover

272 pages

Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert’s universe-altering classic graphic novel, FLASHPOINT, is now available in his oversize slipcase Absolute edition, complete with behind-the-scenes scripts, design sketches and other bonus material!

Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers, and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war – but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it? It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who hopes to gather the forces of The Outsider, The Secret 7, S!H!A!Z!A!M!, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar-yet altered faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if The Flash can’t find the villain who altered the time line!

The New York Times best-selling FLASHPOINT changed the status quo of the entire DC Universe as we know it and helped shepherd in the New 52 relaunch. With stunning art from industry legend Andy Kubert, this new Absolute edition is a must-have for any DC fan! Collects FLASHPOINT #1-5.

Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 3

13 November 2018 Hardcover

784 pages

The third collection of World War II-era Wonder Woman stories curated in one massive hardcover for the first time.

Wonder Woman, the best-known female superhero in the world and star of her own monthly comics, faced the evil of the Axis powers in these World War II-era tales. In these stories, Wonder Woman protects Man’s World, using her bracelets and lasso of truth to stop injustice. These tales include Wonder Woman’s battle to keep innocents from being drawn into a land of nightmares and see her sending a gangster to Paradise Island to be reformed, attending a costume party to prevent a murder and much more!


Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 6

20 November 2018 Hardcover

792 pages

Batman’s adventures from the late 1940s are collected for the first time in this new hardcover omnibus series, continuing here with BATMAN: THE GOLDEN AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 6!

A comprehensive collection of the Dark Knight’s Golden Age adventures from some of the creative titans of the comic book industry! In these tales from the late 1940s, the Dynamic Duo continues to fight crime as the encounter villains including Two-Face, the Joker, the Penguin and more! This new Omnibus hardcover also includes the debut appearance of the Riddler, a retelling of Batman’s origin, and an unusual tale in which Batman and Robin reenact the story of Frankenstein.

Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #132-149, BATMAN #345-54 and stories from WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #33-41

Wonder Woman, Diana Prince Omnibus (50th Anniversary)

11 December 2018 Hardcover

736 pages

Now collected in its entirety for the first time ever: Wonder Woman—a super hero no more! As secret agent Diana Prince, she takes on international crime with the help of her new mentor, the mysterious I Ching.

In these stories from the late 1960s, Wonder Woman leaves her super-powers behind to become an ultra-mod, globetronder Woman collection is complete without this legendary part of her deep history, Wonder Woman, Diana Prince (50th Anniversary Edition)! Collects Wonder Woman #178-204, Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #93, The Brave and the Bold #87 and #105 and World’s Finest Comics #204.

Aquaman by Geoff Johns Omnibus

Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis
18 December 2018 Hardcover

728 pages

Prepare for the highly anticipated Aquaman feature film with this Omnibus featuring award-winning author Geoff Johns’ groundbreaking stories in hardcover format!

Arthur Curry is a man of two worlds. Six years ago he was a surface-dweller, raised as the son of a lighthouse keeper. Then tragedy struck. Destiny was revealed. And young Arthur Curry claimed his birthright: The Throne of Atlantis. But his reign was brief. When darkness threatened the surface world, he rose to meet it. As Aquaman, he joined the team of heroes called the Justice League, leaving the rule of his kingdom behind. But even underwater, the past will not stay buried. A sinister force is pushing Aquaman’s two worlds to the brink of war, with the fate of the planet in the balance. If Arthur does not reclaim his throne, the throne may well claim his life…

DC Entertainment President & Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns re-teams with Green Lantern collaborator Ivan Reis in this oversize omnibus collection featuring Johns’ critically acclaimed run. Collects Aquaman #0-25 & #23.1 & #23.2, Justice League #15-17.

Before Watchmen Omnibus

Brian Azzarello, J. Michael Straczynski, Darwyn Cooke, Len Wein
24 December 2018 Hardcover
$125.00 1064 pages

The New York Times best selling prequels to the best-selling graphic novel Watchmen are collected together for the first time and in a special DC hardcover Omnibus!

Takes a look at the world before the critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen, by some of comics top talents including, Eisner Award winning authors Brian Azzarello and Darwyn Cooke, multi-awarding winning authors Len Wein and Michael Staraczynski. With art from Joe Kubert, Amanda Conner, J.G. Jones, Lee Bermejo, Adam Hughes, Jae Lee, John Higgins.

Dive deeper into the world of Watchmen by following the famous characters around in their own solo stories. Witness Rorschach’s story to how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world started his dark path. Find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around the Comedian. Take an introspective look at Silk Spectre as she struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre.

Find all of this and more when you discover what happened before Watchmen in Before Watchmen Omnibus. Collects: Before Watchmen: Comedian #1-6 And Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1-4, Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1-6, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1-4, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1-4, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1-4, Before Watchmen: Moloch #1-2, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1-6, Before Watchmen: Crimson Corsair #1 and Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #2.

Super Sons: The Complete Series Omnibus
Peter J. Tomasi, Jorge Jimenez
24 December 2018 Hardcover
$49.99 560 pages

Superboy (a.k.a. Jonathan Kent) and Robin (a.k.a. Damian Wayne) make their super hero duo debut in this all-new series Super Sons, collected in its entirety for the very first time.

The son of Superman and the son of Batman have the world on their shoulders – as they learn to be men they must also face the pressure of following in their fathers’ footsteps. But can they handle being super heroes in a world full of villains?

Acclaimed writer Peter J. Tomasi (Superman) is joined by artists Jorge Jimenez (Earth 2: Society, Amazing X-Men), Carmine Di Giandomenico (The Flash), Jose Luis (Supergirl) and more in Super Sons: The Complete Series Omnibus, collecting the entirety of Tomasi’s popular series.

Collects SUPER SONS #1-16, SUPER SONS ANNUAL #1, SUPERMAN #10-11, #37-38, TEEN TITANS #15 and a story from DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1.

House of Mystery Omnibus Vol. 1
08 January 2019 Hardcover
$99.99 784 pages

Welcome to the House of Mystery, where dark secrets are hidden in every shadow—and there may be no escape! Now these classic tales of the mysterious and the macabre are gathered for the first time in a handsome hardcover edition.

As one of the most celebrated anthology titles of the Bronze Age of comics, THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY cemented its iconic status in the 1970s under the transformative leadership of editor Joe Orlando, whose impeccable instincts yielded a cornucopia of devilish delights in every intriguing issue.

HOUSE OF MYSTERY THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 1 collects issues #174-200 of the acclaimed series and features tantalizingly terrifying work from a host of comics’ greatest talents, including Bernie Wrightson, Alex Toth, Gil Kane, Marv Wolfman, Wally Wood, Neal Adams, Sergio Aragonés and many more!

(Last Updated March 18, 2018 12:31 pm )

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