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message 1: by Blindzider, Moderator (last edited Jun 23, 2021 12:28PM) (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
This is a list of all DC Absolute Editions and does not include Deluxe or Omnibus hardcovers.

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What other stories would you like to see in the Absolute format?
*Announced but not released yet

The Absolute Authority, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis The Absolute Authority, Vol. 2 by Mark Millar The Authority Volumes 1-2 by Ellis/Hitch and Millar/Quitely
Absolute Authority Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis The Authority Volume 1 (2017 reprint) by Ellis/Hitch with some new material
Absolute Authority Vol. 2 (New Edition) by Mark Millar The Authority Volume 2 (2018 reprint) by Ellis/Hitch/Millar/Quitely with some new material
Absolute Art of Adam Hughes (canceled)
Absolute Batman Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison Batman: Arkham Asylum by Morrison/McKean
Absolute Batman The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder Batman: The Black Mirror by Snyder/Various
Absolute Batman Hush by Jeph Loeb Batman: Hush by Loeb/Lee
Absolute Dark Knight by Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight by Miller/Janson
Absolute Batman The Dark Knight The Master Race by Frank Miller Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race by Miller/Azzarello/Kubert
Absolute Batman The Killing Joke by Alan Moore Batman: Killing Joke by Moore/Bolland
Batman Haunted Knight by Jeph Loeb Batman: Haunted Knight by Loeb/Sale
Absolute Batman The Long Halloween (Absolute Batman) by Jeph Loeb Batman: The Long Halloween by Loeb/Sale
Absolute Batman Dark Victory by Jeph Loeb Batman: Dark Victory by Loeb/Sale
Absolute Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (canceled)
Absolute Batman & Robin Batman Reborn by Grant Morrison Batman and Robin: Batman Reborn by Morrison
Absolute Batman The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder Batman: Court of Owls by Snyder/Capullo
Absolute Batman Year One by Frank Miller Batman: Year One by Miller/Mazzucchelli
Absolute Batman Incorporated by Grant Morrison Batman Incorporated by Morrison/Burnham
All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder by Frank Miller All-Star Batman and Robin: The Boy Wonder by Miller/Lee
Crisis on Infinite Earths The Absolute Edition by Marv Wolfman Crisis on Infinite Earths by Wolfman/Perez
Absolute Danger Girl by Andy Hartnell Danger Girl by Campbell
Absolute Daytripper by Gabriel Bá Daytripper by Moon/Ba
Absolute DC The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke DC: The New Frontier by Cooke
Absolute DC The New Frontier 15th Anniversary Edition by Darwyn Cooke DC: The New Frontier 15th Anniversary Edition
The Absolute Death by Neil Gaiman Death by Gaiman/Bachalo
Absolute Death by Neil Gaiman Death by Gaiman/Bachalo (2020 reprint) with additional material
Absolute Fables V1*

Absolute Final Crisis by Grant Morrison Final Crisis by Morrison/Jones
Absolute Flashpoint by Geoff Johns Flashpoint by Johns/Kubert

Absolute Flash: Rebirth*

Absolute Fourth World by Jack Kirby Vol. 1 by Jack Kirby Absolute Fourth World Vol. 1 by Kirby

Absolute Fourth World Vol. 2 by Kirby* to be released 2021

Absolute Green Arrow by Kevin Smith by Kevin Smith Green Arrow by Smith/Hester
Green Lantern Rebirth by Geoff Johns Green Lantern: Rebirth by Johns/Van Sciver
Absolute Green Lantern The Sinestro Corps War by Geoff Johns Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War by Johns and Tomasi
Absolute Blackest Night by Geoff Johns Green Lantern: Blackest Night by Johns/Reis
Absolute Green Lantern/Green Arrow by Denny O'Neil Green Lantern/Green Arrow by O'Neill/Adams
Absolute Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer Identity Crisis by Meltzer/Morales
Absolute Infinite Crisis by Geoff Johns Infinite Crisis by Johns/Various
Absolute Joker/Luthor by Brian Azzarello Joker/Luthor by Azzarello/Bermejo
Absolute Justice by Jim Krueger Justice by Ross/Krueger/Braithwaite
Absolute Justice League Origin by Geoff Johns Justice League by Johns/Lee
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid Kingdom Come by Waid/Ross
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volumes I and II by Moore/O'Neill
Absolute League of Extraordinary Gentlemen The Black Dossier by Alan Moore The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier by Moore/O'Neill
Absolute Planetary Book One by Warren Ellis Absolute Planetary Book Two by Warren Ellis Planetary Volumes 1-2 by Ellis/Cassaday
Absolute Planetary by Warren Ellis Planetary by Ellis/Cassaday combines Book One and Two into one volume
Absolute Preacher Vol. 1 by Garth Ennis Absolute Preacher Vol. 2 by Garth Ennis Absolute Preacher Vol. 3 by Garth Ennis Preacher Vol 1-3 by Ennis/Dillon
Absolute Promethea, Book One by Alan Moore Absolute Promethea, Book Two by Alan Moore Absolute Promethea, Book Three by Alan Moore Promethea Volumes 1-3 by Moore/Williams III
Absolute Ronin by Frank Miller Ronin by Miller
The Absolute Sandman, Volume One by Neil Gaiman The Absolute Sandman, Volume Two by Neil Gaiman The Absolute Sandman, Volume Three by Neil Gaiman The Absolute Sandman, Volume Four by Neil Gaiman The Absolute Sandman, Volume Five by Neil Gaiman Sandman Volumes 1-5 by Gaiman
The Absolute Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman Sandman Overture by Gaiman/Williams III
Absolute Scarlet by Brian Michael Bendis Scarlet by Brian Bendis
Absolute Superman For Tomorrow by Brian Azzarello Superman: For Tomorrow by Azzarello/Lee
Absolute All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison All-Star Superman by Morrison/Quitely
Absolute Superman/Batman, Vol. 1 by Jeph Loeb Absolute Superman/Batman, Vol. 2 by Jeph Loeb Superman/Batman Volumes 1-2 by Loeb/McGuinness and Loeb/Pacheco
Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore Swamp Thing Volumes 1-2 by Alan Moore/Various

Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Vol. 3* by Alan Moore/Various to be released Nov 2021

Absolute Top 10 by Alan Moore Top 10 by Moore/Ha
Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 by Warren Ellis Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 3 by Warren Ellis Transmetropolitan Volumes 1-3 by Ellis/Robertson
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore V For Vendetta by Moore/Lloyd
Watchmen by Alan Moore Watchmen by Moore/Gibbons
Absolute WildC.A.T.s by Jim Lee by Jim Lee WildC.A.T.S. by Jim Lee
The World's Greatest Super-Heroes by Paul Dini World's Greatest Superheroes by Dini/Ross
Absolute Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang, Vol. 1 by Brian Azzarello Absolute Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello & Cliff Chiang, Vol. 2 by Brian Azzarello Wonder Woman V1-2 by Azzarello and Chiang
Absolute Y The Last Man Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan Absolute Y The Last Man Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan Absolute Y The Last Man, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan Y: The Last Man Volumes 1-3 by Vaughan/Guerra


message 2: by Aildiin (new)

Aildiin | 123 comments Cry I have only 3 on that list....
Although they are not all on my wish list, I still have ways to go...


message 3: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
I cleaned up and organized my shelves and I plan to take a picture soon of my absolutes.


message 4: by Relstuart, Mod+ (new)

Relstuart | 2809 comments Mod
Blindzider wrote: "I cleaned up and organized my shelves and I plan to take a picture soon of my absolutes."

Nice! I'm looking forward to it. :)


message 5: by Blindzider, Moderator (last edited Feb 24, 2016 07:07AM) (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Some other ideas for Absolute versions:

JLA:Year One by Waid/Kitson (I really enjoyed this and would pick it up in a heartbeat)
Superman: Birthright by Waid/Yu
Superman: Red Son
Batman: Black Mirror
Green Arrow: Longbow Hunters
Batman Demon series: Birth/Bride/Son


message 6: by Relstuart, Mod+ (new)

Relstuart | 2809 comments Mod
I like these ideas. Red Son is one I would really love to add to my library though it's pretty short for an absolute. Black Mirror would be on point.

I have yet to read the Demon series. I'd want to pick that up if they released it.


message 7: by Aildiin (new)

Aildiin | 123 comments Depending on how successful Absolute Batman : Court of Owls was we will most likely get an Absolute Batman : Zero Year.


message 8: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
@Relstuart - The demon series is good, but not landmark or anything, but worth reading. I think all three together would fit nicely in one Absolute.

@Aildin - I would't be surprised either. Death of the Family is a little short for an Absolute right? Unless they combine it with Endgame (which I still haven't read yet.)


message 9: by Aildiin (new)

Aildiin | 123 comments Death of the family is too short and I wouldn't combine it with Endgame. I don't think there is a need to get all of the Snyder run in Absolute either and Court of Owls and Zero Year are really the key parts of that run.


Zero Year is the perfect size for the medium too( 12 issues).


message 10: by Blindzider, Moderator (last edited Feb 25, 2016 01:57PM) (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
This is what I have now. So far, the only one I plan to add this year is Transmet 2.




message 11: by Relstuart, Mod+ (new)

Relstuart | 2809 comments Mod
You need Absolute Batman: Haunted Knight too. :) Nice collection.


message 12: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Thanks. Yep. Someday. Just lower on the list. There are some other absolutes I wouldn't mind having but there are too many other things I really want first and there's only so much cash. :)

In a couple months I'll post my omnibus shelves.


message 13: by Relstuart, Mod+ (new)

Relstuart | 2809 comments Mod
Blindzider wrote: "Thanks. Yep. Someday. Just lower on the list. There are some other absolutes I wouldn't mind having but there are too many other things I really want first and there's only so much cash. :)"

I feel you. I've had that book on my list to buy for a long time too.


message 14: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Looking through Warren Ellis' comic history, I would really like an Absolute Stormwatch by Ellis. It's equal to or better than Authority story-wise and it leads so nicely into Authority. Sadly, I'm not sure DC would ever go back to printing Wildstorm stuff.


message 15: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Here's the official solicitation from DC Comics detailing what is in the Absolute Batman Year One. Some questions were answered about whether this would be the recolored version or the original (the answer is BOTH) and how are they going to fill in the slipcase when the story is only four issues long?

I'm a little more inclined to get it now, kind of depends on the price.

ABSOLUTE BATMAN: YEAR ONE presents one of DC Comics’ most lauded tales in two hardcover volumes contained by a slipcase.

The first volume will reprint the recolored version of the story from previous collected editions, remastered with new, high-resolution scans of the original coloring by David Mazzucchelli and Richmond Lewis.

The second volume will reprint the original 1987 version of the story as it ran in BATMAN #404-407, reproduced from scans made by Mazzucchelli and Lewis from the printed comic book pages, presented on stock that simulates the look and feel of the original comics. This volume will include Miller’s complete scripts and Mazzucchelli’s complete pencil layouts for all four chapters!

Together, the two volumes will include more than 60 pages of bonus material, including everything seen in the existing hardcover and trade paperback collections.



message 16: by Frank (new)

Frank | 170 comments I'm not sure, owning the HC in two printings already. That is an awful lot of fluff to go for $75-$125 per issue??


message 17: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Agreed. I've never been one to enjoy the scripts and to pay for an extra copy with new coloring that I don't like seems a waste too. Maybe if it doesn't sell and the price drops in the market.


message 18: by Saugata (new)

Saugata Mukherjee | 179 comments Hi Blindzider,
I can see Absolute Justice on your shelf. How is it, story wise? I know Alex Ross' art is breathtaking to look at. I found a great deal and bought it on impulse. But now I am hesitating to start reading it. I guess, I am looking for reassurance :)


message 19: by Blindzider, Moderator (last edited Jul 25, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
I enjoyed it. It doesn't have the depth of Kingdom Come but it's worth reading, more of a villain doing something bad and the good guys go after him. I remember being surprised at how much I enjoyed it because I had low expectations.

Note that the art is Ross painting over Braithwaite. It's still good, just looks slightly different.

Let me know what you think after reading it.


message 20: by Saugata (new)

Saugata Mukherjee | 179 comments Will definitely do that.


message 21: by Cheese (new)

Cheese Blindzider wrote: "This is what I have now. So far, the only one I plan to add this year is Transmet 2.

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Nice, Absolute top 10 is worth a fortune now.


message 22: by Cheese (new)

Cheese I'll be getting the Wonder woman absolutes.


message 23: by Fluffyroundabout (new)

Fluffyroundabout | 202 comments Hey guys, I was wondering whether I should get the sandman omnibus editions or absolute editions? I want it to go well with my absolute preacher so are the omnibuses the same size? Also which is simply better?


message 24: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Well the Absolute would look better on the shelf with Preacher because they are the same size. Omnibus is smaller but generally thicker.

The Absolutes have a nicer quality to them, with the slipcase, bookmark and for me the larger size is the draw. But Absolutes can be expensive and there are times when the art doesn't justify the cost of the purchase.

Sandman is high on many lists but I'm not sure what the Absolutes are going for these days. I'm afraid I don't have either Sandman or Preacher so I can't really give you an opinion.


message 25: by Fluffyroundabout (new)

Fluffyroundabout | 202 comments Blindzider wrote: "Well the Absolute would look better on the shelf with Preacher because they are the same size. Omnibus is smaller but generally thicker.

The Absolutes have a nicer quality to them, with the slipca..."


The absolutes are in print and since they'll go well with preacher I'll get them. Thanks!


message 26: by Rick (new)

Rick | 38 comments I just really want to see more Superman titles in the Absolute format. We have like a dozen Batman Absolute editions abut only four Superman titles including the Superman/Batman volumes. I would love to see Superman Red Son, Superman For All Seasons, Superman: Secret Identity, and Byrne's original Man of Steel mini series in the Absolute format.

Thoughts?


message 27: by Donovan (new)

Donovan | 1153 comments That'd be awesome. Red Son is incredible! All Seasons solidly great. Haven't read the others.


message 28: by Reece (new)

Reece (mrrallentando) | 309 comments I'd love to see an Absolute Red Son, but is it long enough for an absolute? It's only 4 issues isn't it?


message 29: by Donovan (new)

Donovan | 1153 comments If BYO can be one...


message 30: by Rick (new)

Rick | 38 comments I agree, Donavan. I think the release of Batman: Year One has changed the rules a little for the length of the Absolute format. Plus With how much of the other Loeb/Sale work has been released, I am incredibly surprised we haven't seen a For All Seasons Absolute yet.


message 31: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
They could do a Superman by Sale which would include For All Seasons and Kryptonite. The writing isn't as good but it does feel like a sequel.


message 32: by Rick (new)

Rick | 38 comments Oh, that would be great! I really enjoyed that story. I do not think it was Cooke's strongest stuff but it was definitely the hopeful awe inspiring superman that many writers cant nail down. And of course the art is fantastic and fits the tone perfectly.


message 33: by Relstuart, Mod+ (new)

Relstuart | 2809 comments Mod
Blindzider wrote: "They could do a Superman by Sale which would include For All Seasons and Kryptonite. The writing isn't as good but it does feel like a sequel."

I would buy one. :)

I have the first four Sandman Absolutes and they are very nice. Both the omnibus versions and the Absolutes look great on the shelves. The Absolutes sound like they will be a bit easier to read based on feedback from omnibus readers saying the binding was tight and the two books felt pretty bulky. But the omnibus volumes are the cheaper option.


message 34: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
So we've got Transmetropolitan, Y the Last Man, and Preacher, all Vertigo titles. Any guesses/suggestions on what the next Vertigo Absolute title will be?

Scalped certainly seems the obvious choice but maybe there are others I'm not aware of. I don't know if the art would look good blown up. It can be a little muddy at times.


message 35: by Cheese (new)

Cheese I'm hoping American vampire, though there could also be the following

Sweet tooth
Fables
Lucifer
100 Bullets
The unwritten.

Lucifer is great, better than sandman imho


message 36: by Reece (new)

Reece (mrrallentando) | 309 comments With the critical acclaim of 100 bullets I wouldn't be surprised to see that in absolute format. Plus I would think the art would justify the absolute treatment.


message 37: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
100 bullets was my first thought, but that's 100 issues. Fables is 150 issues. Not sure if they have a limit in mind (Sandman is 75 issues, I think?)

Other Morrison stuff comes to mind: Invisibles, Doom Patrol and Animal Man (none of which I need in Absolute.)

I'm trying to remember what stuff had the most acclaim...


message 38: by Relstuart, Mod+ (new)

Relstuart | 2809 comments Mod
Astro City would be my first Vertigo pick for Absolute editions. American Vampire doesn't have any oversize editions so it sounds like it could be an option. I'd probably at least try the first volume. I would be very tempted by Fables. I just finished reading up to DLX vol 7 and it is very good. It would probably be 7 or 8 Absolute editions.

Unwritten needs to finish coming out in DLX before they think about Absolutes IMHO.

An off the wall option for Absolute consideration, Grell's Green Arrow. John Bryne's work on Superman (About 22 issues worth) or his Batman Superman Generations material could be worth review to see whether an omnibus or Absolute treatment could be worthwhile. Marvel hasn't been backward putting out some of his work lately.


message 39: by Blindzider, Moderator (last edited May 02, 2017 12:56PM) (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
Yeah I'm a little surprised Grell's green arrow hasn't been done with the show being popular. There's also James Robinson's Golden Age or Gibbons/Rude's World's Finest. There's still plenty of classic (80's) stuff that needs to be collected.


message 40: by Nickviola (new)

Nickviola | 1015 comments Can anyone comment on Watchmen vs. V for Vendetta in Absolute format? I have old paperback copies of both and would ultimately like to upgrade both to Absolutes but I am unfamiliar with the absolute volumes in general.


message 41: by Donovan (new)

Donovan | 1153 comments I can't comment on owning the Absolutes. I can comment on Watchmen Deluxe hardcover however and it's total garbage. Tight glued blinding with so much excess glue that pages tore, gutter loss, cheap pulpy paper.


message 42: by Karsten (new)

Karsten Krieg | 128 comments Owning several Absolutes I can say that the mere presence of them is worth the money. Binding is great, next to no gutter loss and they fold up really well.
On the shelves though I'm always undecided on how to put them. In the slipcase showing the back of the book or the back of the slipcase? Without the slipcase? Currently they are in the slipcases with the book's back facing me. Next week I might turn them around.


message 43: by Blindzider, Moderator (new)

Blindzider | 3125 comments Mod
I'm not an expert with binding but I've never noticed a major problem with the absolutes.

I prefer the back of the slipcase showing but as you know not all of them have the title printed there so right now I have the book side showing.


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