As San Diego Comic-Con kicks off, it’s time to have a look at some upcoming very big books from DC Comics, including a new Omnibus line for James Robinson and Tony Harris‘ Starman and John Byrne‘s run on Doom Patrol as well as the new DC’s Year Of The Villain crossover.
$150, On sale Apr 14, 2020, 1520 Pages
The classic superhero series Starman, starring a Gen-X superhero, returns in this massive omnibus hardcover edition by James Robinson (Batman: Face the Face) and Tony Harris (Ex Machina).
The superheroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight–antiques collector and dealer–inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated. Reluctantly adjusting to his role, Jack reinvents the look of Starman, ditching the traditional red and green in favor of black leather and aviator goggles. But Jack has inherited more than a heroic identity from his brother…he’s also gained a foe: the beautiful but mentally unbalanced Nash, daughter of the villain known as the Mist. Jack also must come to grips with the Shade, the morally ambiguous former villain who decides to become Jack’s mentor.
Collects Starman issues #0-42, Starman Annual: Framing Sequence #1, Starman Annual: The Death of Prince Gavyn #1, Starman Annual: The Witch #1, The Shade #1-4, Starman Secret Files #1 and Power of Shazam #35-36.
Doom Patrol by John Byrne Omnibus HC
$75, On sale Feb 25, 2020, 672 Pages
The Doom Patrol, stars of the new series on the DC Universe streaming service, have their 2004 series by X-Men artist John Byrne collected in hardcover for the first time.
The World’s Strangest Heroes are back, in the way that only the legendary writer/artist John Byrne can deliver! Picking up in the wake of the events of “The Tenth Circle” saga in JLA, this series reunites Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Niles Caulder with a host of edgy new heroes. Byrne, best known for his unforgettable work on Marvel’s X-Men and Fantastic Four, picked up threads of his previous story from the JLA to reintroduce the Doom Patrol. Along the way, the team encounters the vampiric threat of Crucifer, heads to the Antarctic to stop a pack of mysterious creatures from before the dawn of time, rescues a team of scientists conducting ocean research from an ancient, deadly species of monsters and much more.
Collects Doom Patrol (2004) #1-18 JLA #94-99, the Doom Patrol adventure from Secret Origins Annual #1, Superman #20 and behind the scenes material.
DC Year of the Villain Omnibus
Written by Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, Brian Michael Bendis
$99.99 On sale Mar 31, 2020 500 Pages
The complete collection of DC’s “Year of the Villain” event is here! Following the events of Scott Snyder and James Tynion’s Justice League, Lex Luthor takes a major step forward, assembling his Legion of Doom for the final push to replace Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the League as the rightful leaders of not only mankind, but the universe itself!
Lex Luthor is hoping to harness the power of Perpetua, the first being to be imprisoned within the Source Wall, now newly freed. Perpetua and Luthor’s plans to rid the universe of heroes will continue to escalate until they reach a breaking point! Don’t miss the complete collection of stories from DC’s epic “Year of the Villain” event.
From New York Times best-selling Scott Snyder (Dark Nights: Metal) and some of the best artists in the industry including Alex Maleev, Francis Manapul, Jim Cheung, Greg Capullo and more!
Aquaman: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1
$99.99 On sale Mar 10, 2020, 1000 Pages
The 1950s and early 1960s adventures of Aquaman are collected for the very first time.
Like many DC heroes, Aquaman had a resurgence in the late 1950s with the introduction of new allies and new story elements. Now these tales from the dawn of the Silver Age of comics are collected for the very first time. In these undersea adventures, Aquaman meets an invading force of alien amphibians, discovers an island that is in fact a spaceship, attends the Underwater Olympics, helps a sea captain overcome an ancient curse and much more.
Collects SHOWCASE #30-33, AQUAMAN #1-18, BRAVE AND THE BOLD #51, and the Aquaman adventures from ADVENTURE COMICS #260-280, #282 and #284, DETECTIVE COMICS #293-300, WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #125-133, #135, #137 and #139, SUPERMAN #138 and #148, ACTION COMICS #272, SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #55, SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS LANE #12, 29-31.
House of Mystery: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2
$125.00 On sale Mar 17, 2020, 840 Pages
Welcome to the House of Mystery, where bone-chilling (and rib-tickling) revelations haunt every dark and shadowed room–and people are dying to get in!
One of the most celebrated anthology titles of the Bronze Age of comics, The House of Mysteryearned its iconic status in the early 1970s under the skillful hands of editor Joe Orlando, whose uncanny aptitude for the fearsome and the frightful brought forth a sumptuous smorgasbord of arcane amusements in every enchanting installment.
Now these classic tales of the weird and the otherworldly are gathered for the first time in a handsome hardcover edition. House of Mystery: The Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 2 collects issues #201-226 of the acclaimed series and features scarily sublime work from a horde of comics’ greatest artists, including Bernie Wrightson, Michael Wm. Kaluta, Sergio Aragonés, Alex Niño and some of the earliest published work by Jim Starlin, creator of Thanos. Collects House of Mystery #201-226.
Justice League of America: The Silver Age Omnibus Vol. 1
$99.99 On sale Mar 24, 2020, 888 Pages
A massive hardcover collecting JLA’s earliest adventures from 1960-1964.
A new printing of the hardcover collecting JLA’s first 20 adventures in a single volume spanning 1960-1964.
Batman: The Golden Age Omnibus Vol. 8
$125.00 On sale Apr 07, 2020, 680 Pages
Batman’s adventures from the early 1950s are collected for the first time in new hardcover omnibus series, continuing here with Batman: The Golden Age Vol. 8.
These Batman stories from the early 1950s are dominated by the Gotham City underworld, the mysteries of Batman’s own crime-fighting techniques and Batman’s foes The Joker, Two-Face, the Penguin and Catwoman. Along the way, Batman and Robin venture into the underworld bank, meet the underworld crime committee, explore an undersea hideout for criminals and investigate a rash of robberies in the Batcave. Plus, The Joker starts a newspaper of crime, Catwoman meets the King of Cats and the Penguin claims to go straight by opening an umbrella shop.
Collects the Batman stories/covers from Batman #67-75, Detective Comics #175-191 and World’s Finest Comics #54-62.