Lucifer Gets an Omnibus, Adam Hughes Gets an Absolute, Hitman Gets New Collections from DC Comics

DC Comics’ leaked April 2019 solicitations reveal a few new DC Big Books of note. Lucifer seemingly gets a couple of omnibuses, with the first volume containing the first half of the original DC Vertigo run, 39 issues worth. As well as more of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti‘s Harley Quinn and a second House Of Secrets Omnibus–hopefully with all the pages intact, and probably all actually coming out in September and October.

There is also a collection of Adam Hughes‘ work for DC in an Absolute hardcover oversized slipcased format, and a new collection for Garth Ennis and John McCrea‘s Hitman in the Book One, Book Two thick paperback format, joined in that by Judd Winick’s Outsiders

LUCIFER OMNIBUS VOL. 1

From the pages of THE SANDMAN, Lucifer Morningstar, the former Lord of Hell, is unexpectedly called back into action when he receives a mission from Heaven. But once he completes his mission, the Prince of Darkness’ demand shakes the foundation of Heaven and Hell. Then, the Lightbringer begins work on a New Creation outside the bounds of any authority but his own. And Lucifer must now face the challenge of single combat to the death with his brother, the angel of the Host Amenadiel. This new Omnibus collects THE SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER #1-3, LUCIFER #1-35 and LUCIFER: NIRVANA #1.

HARLEY QUINN BY AMANDA CONNER AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI OMNIBUS VOL. 3

As this new Omnibus begins, Harley’s gotta protect her neighborhood against a zombie apocalypse! Then, Harley’s bond with Poison Ivy is severely tested, and The Joker is determined to win back Harley’s heart! Oh yeah, and Harley decides to run for mayor! Collects HARLEY QUINN #1-34 (Rebirth), and a story from HARLEY QUINN 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1.

HOUSE OF SECRETS: THE BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS VOL. 2

Get ready for a monster-sized serving of spooky stories from the 1970s, as presented by your ghoulish h-h-host Abel from the pages of HOUSE OF SECRETS #112-154! This title includes the never-before-published story “Night of the Rat,” by writer Gerry Conway and artist Nestor Redondo, starring the Patchwork Man!

ABSOLUTE ART OF ADAM HUGHES

This amazing collection features the best of Eisner Award-winning artist Adam Hughes’ covers for DC Comics, including covers for WONDER WOMAN, CATWOMAN and more, plus commentary from the artist, rarely seen preliminary material and even more! This title includes everything from COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES plus more than 100 additional covers with new commentary.

THE OUTSIDERS BY JUDD WINICK BOOK ONE

The Justice League is a bunch of pushovers. The Teen Titans are just kids. When the DC Universe calls for a more…aggressive approach, they call Nightwing, Arsenal and company: the Outsiders. A renegade Superman Robot goes on the rampage, and a long-standing member of the Teen Titans dies. Stricken with grief, old allies Nightwing and Arsenal decide that enough is enough: a more proactive approach to justice isn’t just needed—it’s necessary. This title collects TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1-3, TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS SECRET FILES #1 and OUTSIDERS #1-7.

HITMAN BOOK ONE

Hitman is back! On the back streets of Gotham City, ex-military operative Tommy Monaghan has set himself up as a hired gun. Surrounded by his own rat pack of friends and allies, the Hitman with a heart must deal with personal conflicts over honor and morals as he makes a living with a gun. But even with the telepathic ability to read his targets’ minds, he still finds himself in over his head when he runs into some of Gotham’s most notorious citizens, such as the Demon, The Joker and Batman. Collects HITMAN #1-8, THE DEMON ANNUAL #2, HITMAN ANNUAL #1 and a story from BATMAN CHRONICLES #4.

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