December is always a big month for comic book publishers publishing big books – omnibuses, absilutes, over-sized slipcased hardcover editions of classic comic books in order to provide high-ticket items for people to buy comic book fans for Christmas.
We already ran a few from DC Comics heading up to December, but a few more big books just dropped… star saving your pennies now.
Animal Man by Jeff Lemire Omnibus Hardcover – December 10, 2019
by Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman
Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Lemire’s #1 New York Times best-selling Animal Man series is collected in one giant hardcover omnibus edition for the first time!
Animal Man, a.k.a. Buddy Baker, has gone from “super” man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers?
As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife, Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of the Red.
Collects Animal Man #0-29, Animal Man Annual #1-2 and Swamp Thing #12 and #17.
Y: The Last Man Omnibus Hardcover – December 17, 2019
Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s classic 60-issue post-apocalyptic series is now available in this new omnibus.
In 2002, when all living mammals with a Y chromosome suddenly simultaneously die, Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey Ampersand must figure out why they were the only two males to survive. And while this makes Yorick the most important person in the world, he trecks 10,000 miles around the world for 3 years in search of the most important person in the world to him. But as he learns the factual truths behind his lost fiance, he also finds out the shocking facts behind his own survival.
Collects Y: The Last Man #1-60
Superman: For Tomorrow 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Hardcover – December 10, 2019
By Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee
A Superman epic from the writer of 100 Bullets and the artist of Batman: Hush in one hardcover volume.
A cataclysmic event has struck Earth and no one is left unaffected–not even Superman! But how could millions of people vanish without a trace? And how far is Superman willing to go to find the answers?
The complete 12-part saga written by Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Batman: Damned), with sensational art by Jim Lee (Batman: Hush, Justice League), collected together in one deluxe volume.
Green Lantern: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Hardcover – December 17, 2019
by Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver
Hal Jordan used to be known as the greatest Green Lantern of all time. Today he is known as the man who destroyed the Green Lantern Corps. Jordan’s descent into madness left a path of death and destruction that changed the world forever. This is the story of his redemption at the hands of master storyteller Geoff Johns.
After the destruction of his hometown of Coast City at the hands of super-villain Mongul, Hal Jordan was driven to madness and destroyed the entire Green Lantern Corps. He took on the guise of Parallax and was ultimately defeated. But not without one final act of good. He sacrificed his soul to save the universe and in doing so became the host for the wrath of God, the Spectre.
After several years, the Spectre has become restless and seeks a way to prove himself worthy of his infamous reputation. See how a man born without fear, seeking to reclaim his life, puts cosmic forces into motion that will have repercussions not only on Earth but across the universe. The road to Blackest Night begins here.
Written by superstar author Geoff Johns (Doomsday Clock, Shazam!, Flashpoint) this is not only the tale of Hal Jordan’s triumphant return to the DC Universe, but also the reintroduction of the Green Lantern Corps and lays the seeds for The Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night. Offered now in a new beautiful hardcover edition
Collects Green Lantern: Rebirth #1-6 and Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins #1.
Absolute Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race Hardcover – December 10, 2019
by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
Finally the last entry in Frank Miller’s acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy is published in deluxe Absolute edition format!
In 1986, Frank Miller introduced his iconic take on Batman and changed the face of comics forever. Now, three decades after BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Miller himself has returned with a third chapter to his groundbreaking saga.
It’s been three years since the Batman defeated Lex Luthor and saved the world from tyranny. Three years since anyone has seen Gotham City’s guardian alive. Wonder Woman, Queen of the Amazons…Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern…Superman, the Man of Steel…all of the Dark Knight’s allies have retreated from the front lines of the war against injustice.
But now a new war is beginning. An army of unimaginable power led by Superman’s own daughter is preparing to claim Earth as their new world.
The only force that can stop this master race–Batman–is dead.
Long live the new Batman…
Collecting the full nine-issue miniseries and its mini-comic tie-in issues, this gorgous book is packed with extra materials never before published all together in an oversized Absolute format!
Justice League by Scott Snyder Book One Deluxe Edition Hardcover – December 10, 2019
by Scott Snyder (Author), Jim Cheung
Dark Nights: Metal writer Scott Snyder launches the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes…in ways our heroes couldn’t possibly imagine!
The Justice League was forced to make an impossible decision…and now its time to face the consequences! The returning Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will shatter the world as they know it, while a familiar face strikes out on a dark path…
Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal and the universe-defining No Justice, the core members of the Justice League–Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and more–are finally reunited for an adventure for the ages!
Justice League by Scott Snyder Book One Deluxe Edition collects issues #1-12 of Scott Snyder’s world breaking run with the World’s Greatest Superheroes! Joined by the superstar tag team of Jim Cheung (Spider-Men, Avengers vs. X-Men) and Jorge Jimenez (Super Sons, Justice League: No Justice) they kick off a new era that will change the DC Universe forever!