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#1 Posted by Slatina (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello

Just started collecting omnibuses. Got Batman and robin and Batman by Grant Morrison and ordered Aquaman by Geoff Johns. Can someone recommend anything else? Please just recommend books that are in print.

Thank you in advance.

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#2 Edited by cosmic_reign (3585 posts) - - Show Bio

The Eternals(Marvel) is a great omnibus to own...

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@slatina said:

Hello

Just started collecting omnibuses. Got Batman and robin and Batman by Grant Morrison and ordered Aquaman by Geoff Johns. Can someone recommend anything else? Please just recommend books that are in print.

Thank you in advance.

Here are what I would recommand - I will update the list in days to come

Batman Modern Age

  1. Batman: Year One
  2. Batman: Dark Moon Rising (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Batman: The Monster Men
    2. Batman: The Mad Monk
  3. Batman: Prey - contains
    1. Batman: Prey
    2. Batman: Terror
  4. Batman by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale Omnibus - contains:
    1. Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Specials
    2. Batman: The Long Halloween
    3. Batman: Dark Victory
    4. Catwoman: When In Rome
    5. Superman/Batman Secret Files 2003
    6. Superman/Batman #26
    7. Solo #1
  5. The Killing Joke - A one shot
  6. Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth The 15th Anniversary Edition - A one shot
  7. Batman: The Cult
  8. Batman: A Death in the Family Omnibus (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. A Death in the Familly
    2. A Lonely Place of Dying
  9. Batman: Sword of Azrael - Prequel to Batman Knightfall
  10. Batman: Knightfall Omnibus vol.1 (2017) - contains
    1. Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1
    2. Batman Knightfall: Broken Bat
    3. Batman Knightfall: Who rules the night
  11. Batman: Knightfall Omnibus vol.2 (2017) - contains
    1. Batman Knightfall: The Crusade
    2. Batman Knightfall: The Search
  12. Batman: Knightfall Omnibus vol.3 (2017) - contains
    1. Batman KnightsEnd
    2. Batman: Prodigal
    3. Batman: Troika
    4. Batman: Vengeance of Bane #2
  13. Batman: Contagion (2016)
  14. Batman: Legacy #1-2 (2017-2018) - Sequel to Contagion
  15. Batman: Cataclysm (2015) - Prequel to No Man's Land
  16. Batman: No Man's Land Omnibus #1-4 (2011-2012)
  17. Batman: New Gotham #1-2 (2017-2018)
  18. Gotham Central Omnibus
  19. Bruce Wayne: Murderer & Fugitive Omnibus (if they ever make one) - should contain
    1. Batman: Bruce Wayne - Murderer? (2014)
    2. Batman: Bruce Wayne - Fugitive (2014)
  20. Batman: The Hush Saga Omnibus (2019) - contains <- I think this omnibus has been cancelled
    1. Batman: Hush
    2. Gotham Knight: Hush Returns, Human Nature, The Shape of Things to Come, ....
    3. Detective Comics: Heart of Hush, Faces of Evil, ...
    4. Streets of Gotham: Hush Money, House of Hush, ...
    5. Wizards #0
  21. Batman by Paul Dini (if they ever make one) - Should Contain
    1. Detective Comics: Detective
    2. Detective Comics: Death and the City
    3. Detective Comics: Private Casebook
    4. Detective Comics: Heart of Hush
    5. DCU Infinite Halloween Special
    6. Streets of Gotham: Hush Money
    7. Streets of Gotham: Leviathan
    8. Streets of Gotham: House of Hush
  22. Batman by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso Deluxe Edition - contains
    1. Gotham Knights #8
    2. Batman: Broken City
    3. Batman: Wednesday Comics #1-12
    4. Flashpoint - Batman: Knight of Vengeance
  23. Catwoman by Ed Brubaker (if they ever make one)
  24. Batman: Under the Red Hood Omnibus (if they ever make one)
    1. Batman: Under the Red Hood
    2. Red Hood: The Lost Days
  25. Batman: Ra's Al Ghul Omnibus (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Batman: Tales of The Demon (1991)
    2. Batman: Birth of The Demon (1992)
    3. Batman: Bride of The Demon (1992)
    4. JLA Vol. 7: Tower of Babel (2001) - optional
    5. Batman: Death And The Maidens (2004) - optional
    6. Year One: Batman – Ra's al Ghul (2005) - optional
    7. Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul (2008)
  26. Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus #1 (2018) - contains
    1. Batman: Batman and Son
    2. Batman: The Black Glove
    3. Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul
    4. Batman: Batman R.I.P.
  27. Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus #2 (2019) - contains
    1. Batman: Time and the Batman
    2. Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn
    3. Batmam and Robin: Batman vs. Robin
    4. Batman and Robin: Batman and Robin Must Die!
    5. Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
  28. Batman: The Black Mirror HC
  29. Absolute Batman, Incorporated - contains
    1. Batman Incorporated vol.1
    2. Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes !
    3. Batman Incorporated vol.2: Demon Star
    4. Batman Incorporated vol.2: Gotham's Most Wanted
    5. Batman Incorporated Special

Batman New52 & Rebirth

  • Batman, The Dark Knight New52 (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    • Batman: Golden Dawn (pre-New52)
    • Batman: Knight Terror
    • Batman: Cycle of Violance
    • Batman: Mad
    • Batman: Clay
  • Batman & Robin by Peter J. Tomasi & Patrick Gleason Omnibus (to read after Batman Incorporated) - contains
    • Batman & Robin #20-22 (pre-New52)
    • Batman & Robin New52 #0-40
    • Batman & Robin New52 Annual #1-3
    • Robin Rises: Omega
    • Robin Rises: Alpha
    • Secret Origins #4
  • Batman Eternal Omnibus
  • Batman & Robin Eternal Omnibus (if they ever make one)
  • Batman: The Court of Owls Saga (DC Essential Edition)
  • Batman: Death of the Family Saga (DC Essential Edition)

Batman Elsworld and others

  • Batman: Black & White (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Batman: Black & White #1-4 (1996)
    2. Batman: Black & White #1-6 (2013-2014)
  • Absolute Dark Knight (if they ever make a new edition) - Should contain
    1. The Dark Knight Retruns
    2. The Dark Knight Strikes Again
    3. The Dark Knight III: The Master Race
    4. Dark knight: last crusade
  • Batman: Vampire (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Batman/Dracula: Red Rain
    2. Batman: Bloodstorm
    3. Batman: Crimson Mist

Justice League & Green Lantern

  • Green Lantern / Green Arrow - Bronze Age
  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Absolute Edition)
  2. Legends 30th Anniversary Edition
  3. Justice League International Omnibus #1-?? - Only vol.1 was published so far
  4. Absolute Identity Crisis (2011)
  5. Infinit Crisis Omnibus (2018)
  6. 52 Omnibus (2012)
  7. Final Crisis (DC Essential Edition)
  8. Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.1 - contains
    1. Green Lantern: Rebirth (2005)
    2. Green Lantern: No Fear
    3. Green Lantern: Revenge of the Green Lanterns
    4. Green Lantern: Wanted Hal Jordan
    5. Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War
  9. Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.2 - contains
    1. Green Lantern: Secret Origins
    2. Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
    3. Green Lantern: Agent Orange
    4. Blackest Night
  10. Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus vol.3 - contains
    1. Brightest Day
    2. Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns
    3. Green Lantern New52: Sinestro
    4. Green Lantern New52: Revenge of the Black Hand
    5. Green Lantern New52: Rise of the Third Army
    6. Green Lantern New52: The End
    7. Green Lantern New52: The Wrath of the First Lantern
  11. Flashpoint Omnibus (if they make one) - Shoud contain
    1. Flashpoint - You can only read this one
    2. Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman
    3. Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring The Flash
    4. Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Green Lantern
    5. Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Superman
    6. Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Wonder Woman
  12. Jusitce League New52: Trinity War
  13. Forever Evil Omnibus (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Forever Evil #1-7
    2. Justice League Volume 5: Forever Heroes
  14. Justice League: The Darkseid War (DC Essential Edition)
  15. DC Rebirth Omnibus Expanded Edition
  16. The Watchmen
  17. Before Watchmen Omnibus
  18. Doomsday Clock - ongoing, should read

Wonder Woman

  1. Wonder Woman by Geoges Perez Omnibus #1-3
  2. Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Omnibus #1-2
  3. Absolute Wonder Woman By Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang vol.1-2 - Wonder Woman New52
  4. Wonder Woman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1-3 (Wonder Woman Rebirth)

Superman

  • Superman: Red Son
  • Absolute All-Star Superman
  • Superman by Geoff Johns (if they ever make one)
  • Death and Return of Superman Omnibus
  • Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow
  • Superman: Doomed (2016)
  • Power Girl by Jimmy Palmiotti (if they ever make one)
  • Super Sons Omnibus

Swamp Thing - Animal Man - John Constantine (Hellblazer) - Justice League Dark

  1. Swamp Thing: The Bronze Age Omnibus (2017)
  2. Saga of the Swamp Thing Book #1-6 - The Alan Moore run
  3. Swamp Thing by Brian K. Vaughan vol.1-2
  4. Hellblazer vol.1-21
  5. Lucifer: Book One-Five
  6. The Animal Man Omnibus - The Grant Morrison run
  7. Animal Man by Jeff Lemir (if they ever make one) - The New52 run
  8. Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder Omnibus - contains
    1. Raise Them Bones
    2. Family Tree
    3. Rotworld
  9. Justice League by Jeff Lemir Omnibus (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Justice League Dark New52 #9-21 <- inspired the animated movie
  10. Swamp Thing by Charles Soule (if they ever make one)
  11. Justice League Dark: The Last Age of Magic

Vertigo Comics

  • 100 Bullets: Book I-V + 100 Bullets: Brother Lono <- one of my favorite comics ever
  • Absolute Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1-3
  • Daytripper (2014)
  • DMZ Deluxe Edition Book One-Five
  • Fables Deluxe Edition #1-15
  • Absolute Preacher Vol. 1-3
  • Doom Patrol Omnibus (2017) - Doom Patrol serie 1
  • Doom Patrol Omnibus (2014) - The Paul Kupperberg/Grant Morrison/Rachel Pollack run
  • The Absolute Sandman, Vol. 1-5
  • Scalped Deluxe Edition Book One-Five <- very realistic
  • Absolute Y: the Last Man Vol. 1-3
  • V for Vendetta <- like the movie
  • History of Violance <- like the movie

Hellboy

  1. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
  2. Complete Short Stories, Volume 1
  3. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 2: Strange Places
  4. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 3: The Wild Hunt
  5. Complete Short Stories, Volume 2
  6. Hellboy Omnibus Volume 4: Hellboy in Hell

=> with that you've got all of Hellboy

IDW / The Library Of American Comics (LOAC)

  • LOAC Essentials vol.1-11 - contains
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 1: Baron Bean 1916
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 2: The Gumps 1929
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 3: Polly and Her Pals 1933
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 4: Alley Oop 1939
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 5: The Bungle Family 1930
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 6: Baron Bean 1917
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 7: Tarzan 1929
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 8: Krazy Kat 1934 <- a must
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 9: King Features Essentials 2: Tim Tyler’s Luck 1933
    • LOAC Essentials Vol. 10: Dan Dunn 1933
    • LOAC Essentials, Vol. 12: Baron Bean 1918
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics, Vol. 1-4 - Only 2 volumes so far

Daredevil

  1. Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson <- one of the best runs in comics ever
  2. Daredevil by Frank Miller Companion
  3. Marvel Knights by Joe Quesada
  4. Marvel Knights Daredevil by Bendis <- will probably come
  5. Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Vol. 1-2
  6. Daredevil by Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark, Vol. 1-2
  7. Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus Vol. 1-2
  8. Daredevil by Charles Soule (if they ever make one)

Spider-Man

  1. The Very Best of Spider-Man (Easy to find) - contains
    1. Amazin Fantasy #15 - first Siper-Man appearance
    2. If this be my destiny... The Final Chapter - Amazing Spider-Man #33
    3. Spider-Man no more - Amazing Spider-Man #50
    4. The Kid Who Collects Spiderman - Amazing Spider-Man #248
    5. Whatever Happened to Crusher Hogan? - Amazing Spider-Man #271
    6. The Sand and the Fury - Amazing Spider-Man #317
    7. Fathers and Sins - Amazing Spider-Man #365
    8. The Osborn Legacy - Spectacular Spider-Man #189
  2. Spider-Man: Wizard Masterpiece Edition (easy to find) - contains
    1. Nothing Stops the Juggernaut - Amazing Spider-Man #229-230
    2. Hyde in Plain Sight (aka Hyde & Seek) - Amazing Spider-Man #231-232
    3. The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man - Amazing Spider-Man #248
    4. Venom Strikes Back - Amazing Spider-Man #315-317
    5. The Death of Jean DeWolff - Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110
    6. Death of the Stacys
    7. Spider-Man vs. Dr. Octopus/And Death shall come - Amazing Spider-Man #88-92
  3. Death of the Stacys - contains
    1. The Death of Captain Stacy - Amazing Spider-Man #88-92
    2. The Night Gwen Stacy Died - Amazing Spider-Man #121-122
  4. Origin of the Hobgoblin - contains
    1. Pretty Poison - The Spectacular Spider-Man #43
    2. A Night on the Prowl/Double Defeat - The Spectacular Spider-Man #47-48
    3. In the Shadow of Evil Past/Now Strikes the Hobgoblin - Amazing Spider-Man #238-239
    4. Ordeals/Sacrefice Play - Amazing Spider-Man #244-245
    5. The Hatred of the Hobgoblin - The Spectacular Spider-Man #85
    6. Secrets/Confessions/Endings - Amazing Spider-Man #249-251
  5. Marvel Epic Collection (#17) Amazing Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt - contains
    1. Man Of The Year - The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #20
    2. High Tide - Spider-Man versus Wolverin - prequel to The Hobgoblini Revealed
    3. The Hobgoblin Revealed! - The Amazing Spider-Man #289
    4. Mask - Web of Spider-Man #29 - sequel to The Hobgoblini Revealed
    5. The Wedges of Sin - Web of Spider-Man #30 - sequel to The Hobgoblini Reveale
    6. The Big Question - The Amazing Spider-Man #290 - prequel to The Wedding
    7. Dark Journey - The Amazing Spider-Man #291 - prequel to The Wedding
    8. Growing Pains - The Amazing Spider-Man #292 - prequel to The Wedding
    9. The Wedding - The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21
    10. The Honeymoon - The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #7 - Sadly not collected
    11. Part 1: The Coffing - Web of Spider-Man #31
    12. Part 2: Crawling - Amazing Spider-Man #293
    13. Part 3: Descent - Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #131
    14. Part 4: Resurrection - Web of Spider-Man #32
    15. Part 5: Thunder - Amazing Spider-Man #294
    16. Part 6: Ascending - Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #132
  6. The Complete Alian Costume Saga vol.1-2
  7. Spider-Man: Blue
  8. Brand New Day vol.1-3
  9. The Gauntlet Book 1-3
  10. Grim Hunt
  11. Big Time: Ultimate Collection vol.1-4
  12. Superior Spider-Man Vol. 1-3
  13. Spider-Verse
  14. Death of Spider-Man Omnibus
  15. Back in Black
  16. Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man Ultimate Collection Book One-Three
  17. Secret Wars
  18. Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows

X-Men / Wolverine

  1. X-Men: Wizard Masterpiece Edition (easy to find) - contains
    1. X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga - Uncanny X-Men #135-137
    2. Days Of Future Past - Uncanny X-Men #141-142
    3. The Power of Proteus - Uncanny X-Men #126-128
    4. Demon - Uncanny X-Men #143
  2. Wolverine: Wizard Masterpiece Edition (easy to find) - contains
    1. Wendigo - Uncanny X-Men #139-140
    2. Wolverine vs The Hulk - Incredible Hulk #340
    3. Wolverine and Captain America in WWII - Uncanny X-Men #268
    4. Viper & Silver Samurai - Uncanny X-Men #172-173
  3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  4. X-Men God Loves Man Kills: God Loves, Man Kills
  5. New X-Men Omnibus - The full Grant Morrison run
  6. X-Statix Omnibus
  7. House of M HC Vol 1-4
  8. X-Men: Messiah Complex
  9. X-Men: Second Coming
  10. X-Men Schism (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. X-Men: Prelude to Schism
    2. X-Men: Schism
    3. Generation Hope: Schism
  11. Avengers vs. X-Men Hardcover
  12. Wolverine & the X-Men by Jason Aaron Omnibus
  13. All-New X-Men HC Volume 1-4
  14. Uncanny X-Men vol.3 (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Uncanny X-Men, Volume 1: Revolution
    2. Uncanny X-Men, Volume 2: Broken
    3. Uncanny X-Men, Volume 3: The Good, the Bad, the Inhuman
    4. Uncanny X-Men, Volume 4: Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.
    5. Uncanny X-Men, Volume 5: The Omega Mutant
    6. Uncanny X-Men, Volume 6: Storyville
  15. X-Men: Battle of the Atom
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey
  17. Death of X + Inhumans Vs. X-Men HC
  18. Wolverine by Mark Millar Omnibus - contains the "Old Man Logan" story (like the movie)
  19. ResurrXion + Legacy Omnibus (if they ever make one) - Should contain
    1. Inhumans:
      1. Black Bolt, vol. 1 #1-12
      2. Inhumans Prime #1
      3. Royals, vol. 1 #1-12
      4. Secret Warriors, vol. 2 #1-12
      5. Lockjaw (comics), #1-4
    2. X-Men:
      1. All-New Wolverine, vol. 1 #19-35
      2. Astonishing X-Men, vol. 4 #1-17
      3. Cable, vol. 3 #1-5
      4. Generation X, vol. 2 #1-9
      5. Iceman, vol. 3 #1-11
      6. Jean Grey, vol. 1 #1-11
      7. Old Man Logan, vol. 2 #25-50
      8. Weapon X, vol. 3 #1-27
      9. X-Men Blue, vol. 1 #1-36
      10. X-Men Gold, vol. 1 #1-36
      11. X-Men Red #1-11
      12. X-Men Prime #1
  20. Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey
  21. X-Men: Grand Design

Hulk

  1. Incredible Hulk Marvel Epic Vol.1: Man or Monster?
  2. Incredible Hulk Marvel Epic Vol.2: The Hulk Must Die
  3. Startling Stories: Banner
  4. Hulk: Return of the Monster HC
  5. Hulk: Gray
  6. Incredible Hulk: Ground Zero
  7. Incredible Hulk Marvel Epic vol.20: Ghost of the Past
  8. Incredible Hulk Marvel Epic vol.21: Future Imperfect
  9. Hulk: The End
  10. Planet Hulk Omnibus
  11. World War Hulk Omnibus

Image Comics

  • CHEW Smorgasbord Edition Volume 1-3 or Chew Omnivore Edition, Volume 1-6
  • Deadly Class: Book One-Three - Book Three to come
  • East of West: The Apocalypse: Year One-Three - Year Three to come
  • Elephantmen, vol. 1-6
  • Fear Agent Library Edition Volume 1-2
  • I Kill Giants
  • The Manhattan Projects Deluxe Vol. 1-2
  • Paper Girls Deluxe vol.1-2 - more to come as the serie goes on
  • Rat Queens Deluxe Edition, Volume 1-2
  • Saga – Book One-Three
  • Wanted
  • The Wicked + The Divine Book One-Three - more to come as the serie goes on

Others

  • Derf Backderf's comics
    • Punk Rock & Trailer Parks
    • My Friend Dahmer
    • Trashed
  • The Incal HC - The greatest work of the great Moebius
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