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« Thread started on: May 10th, 2015, 8:57pm »

I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we could inform others of upcoming reprints. So, for starters, I saw some interesting information about some upcoming books:

- Road to No Mans Land (OCTOBER)
- Robin Vol.1: Reborn (NOVEMBER) (A reprint of Robin: A Hero Reborn?)
- Shaman (JANUARY)

Along with Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition, Year 100 Deluxe Edition, Trinity Deluxe Edition, RIP Unwrapped, Absolute Court of Owls, Chuck Dixon Birds of Prey reprints, Chuck Dixon Nightwing Vol.3, Will Pfeifer Catwoman Vol.4, War Crimes reprint.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11th, 2015, 10:34am »

I'm looking forward to the Road to NML as well as the NW v3. The RtNML should have some stuff in it that's never been reprinted.
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 2nd, 2015, 7:48pm »

Batman: Second Chances (Trade paperback).

A classic story from BATMAN #402, 403, 408-416 and ANNUAL #11 is collected! When Batman goes into action on his own and meets a young hoodlum named Jason Todd, he’s determined to guide Jason away from a life of crime. These 1988 stories set the stage for the bestselling BATMAN: A DEATH IN THE FAMILY.

On sale date: July 15th, 2015.
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« Reply #3 on: Jun 12th, 2015, 10:50am »

Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham [TP]

Available: December 2015

Collects: Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham #1-3

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 24th, 2015, 11:53am »

Amazon trade paperback announcements:

- Batman: Legacy/Contagion (Should be Batman: Contagion/Legacy...)
- Cassandra Cain: Batgirl, Vol. 1
- Azrael, Vol. 1
- Batman: The Road To No Man's Land, Vol. 2 (Vol. 1 will be coming out shortly and collects Aftershock, Vol. 2 will collect The Road To No Man's Land)

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 26th, 2015, 01:35am »

Hmm, a while back I was getting the feeling that DC might be testing the waters for going the route of collecting entire series of character specific titles like Nightwing/Robin/Azrael/Batgir/Catwomanl etc when they were doing shorter things like Gotham Central and Harley.

If this is the Denny O'Neil Azrael, which I fully suspect it is, I will be very interested in the quality. I've noticed all the Azrael issues in recent expanded reprints are of very poor quality. Look to me like a scan of an actual issue(!) or more likely a scan of a production copy, rather than being sourced from a final coloured master.

If my memory is accurate, and it might not be, I think there was a LotDK title called Tao, I believe it was first collected in either Collected Legends or Dark Legends in the 90s. But the more recent Batman International contained it in a similarly very poorly scanned version with some terrible errors. More on this discussion of poor quality reprints in the original thread:

http://thebatsquad.conforums3.com/index.cgi?board=current&action=display&num=1347384056
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 22nd, 2015, 3:11pm »

Got Second Chances today. I really hate the awful quality of the way DC is treating their older material in recent reprints.

A quote from the original thread exactly sums up Second Chances:

on Sep 11th, 2012, 11:20am, Nick wrote:
The other bad point is the printing (and this is a major issue in many re-releases). On the plus it is matte paper, but the actual colouring has seen a DNR style scrubbing to smooth it all out to give it a more modern look. But in doing this major detail has been lost, just like DNR. You only have to look at the opening issue of Bane breaking open Arkham and nearly every page is missing pencil lines all over the place. It is a travesty. On top of that the contrast has been put so far up everything is so blown out and a lot of colour subtlety is also lost.


All the recent reprints of material older than mid 90s are either trashed like that on matte paper, or redone with overly thick colours on gloss paper like Nightwing Old Friends.

Why can't we just get faithful reprints like we used to. I'm not actually sure of the correct term for the old print style where you got all the little dots etc, but I value reprints being high quality reproductions reproducing the art how it was at the time, but at a quality that won't degrade like the old monthlies.

Even stuff that DC should be taking utmost care on, they appear to be cutting corners, such as this review for the Superman Golden Age Omnibus found on Amazon:

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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A bad work
By Dario D'Orazi on 10 Aug. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Probably, pages are obtained from old microfilms and are not scanned directly from originally printed comic books or original artworks. So the lines of the pictures are burned or missing. Maybe DC should leave this kind of issues to IDW or Fantagraphics, who know how to do them very well.


Has me concerned for the upcoming massive Batman Golden Age Omnibus I was looking forward to.

DC in the 90s treasured reprints and aside from one or two screw ups, kept things faithful. Now DiDio just couldn't give a flying fuck about history, seems like he has gone full Lucas. Probably just churning them out for the hipsters that won't care about the poor quality or don't have the legacy to know it used to look better.

I recently re-read this article about David Mazzucchelli's criticisms of this that was in the original thread, it's worth a repost here:

http://www.tcj.com/david-mazzucchelli-disavows-forthcoming-batman-reprint/
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 23rd, 2016, 9:42pm »

Amazon lists:

Elseworlds: Batman Vol. 1 (April 26, 2016)

This volume would contain:

Batman: Holy Terror
Batman: Dark Allegiances
Batman: Dark Joker - The Wild
Batman: In Darkest Knight
Robin 3000


Also:

Shadow of the Bat Vol. 1 (June 14, 2016)

Collects Batman: Shadow Of The Bat #1-12

DC really has stepped up its game when it comes to reprinting PRE-NEW 52 Batman(-related) comic book series:

  • Robin (Tim Drake) mini-series 1-3 and the ongoing series;
  • Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
  • Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley)
  • Nightwing mini-series 1 and the ongoing series
  • Batman: Shadow Of The Bat
  • The New Teen Titans Vol. 1 (1980)
  • Superman/Batman (2003-2011)

  • Batman: New Gotham (Greg Rucka)
-> Issues #743-750 were collected in Batman: New Gotham Vol. 1: Evolution and #754 was collected in Batman: New Gotham Vol. 2: Officer Down, but most of the rest of Rucka's run (up to #775, and including the introduction of Checkmate's Sasha Bordeaux) has not been collected.

Gotham Central Omnibus (I own the original 5 trades and the newer 4 volumes in trade, but I'd be willing to buy this one...)

Will they also start publishing trades collecting the first Catwoman ongoing series (1993-2001), Batman: Gotham Knights (2000-2006)?

Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight (1989-2007) is a tough one; the first few arcs have been collected (Shaman, Gothic, Prey, Venom, Faces, Collected, Other Realms, Dark Legends), but it would be nice to have a trade paperback series collecting the complete series, starting at #1, because a lot of really good stories have never been collected...

I don't care for Batman: Confidential, btw...
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 24th, 2016, 03:41am »

The good thing about this: A fuller Post-Crisis TPB collection makes me very happy.

The bad thing about this: Where am I going to find the space?!

I too would like to see a sequential Legends collection now the big hitters have been reprinted, I have a load of old monthlies and some of them are very strong work, and I like pretty much all of the old themed collections such as Other Realms etc.

Confidential was Non-Continuity at the time so doesn't really need a reprint. I have all of the original TPBs, some were decent, some where truly awful.
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 16th, 2017, 3:09pm »

Are DC starting to embrace their past? New on the February order:

Batman: New Gotham (post-NML Rucka stories DETECTIVE COMICS #742-753)

Batman: Zero Hour (BATMAN #0 and 511, BATMAN: SHADOW OF THE BAT #0 and 31, DETECTIVE COMICS #0 and 678, CATWOMAN #0 and 14, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #0 and ROBIN #0 and 10)

Batman Arkaham Mr. Freeze (BATMAN #121, 308, 375 and 525, DETECTIVE COMICS #373 and 595, BATMAN: MR. FREEZE #1, BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS #59, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #190-191 and BATMAN ANNUAL #1)

Batman Wildcat (BATMAN/WILDCAT #1-3, CATWOMAN/WILDCAT #1-4 and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #88, 97, 110, 118 and 127)

Also, JLA Year One, Last Days of the JSA, Wonder Woman by John Byrne, Superman Birthright.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 19th, 2017, 6:12pm »

Ok I'm wondering which reprints to get and who better to ask than you guys tongue

Ok so.... deep breath!

Contagion - I have the old TPB so debating. It's nice it contains the Catwoman issue that lead into Legacy but a shame it doesn't have Bane of the Demon. Not sure if it's worth the upgrade.

Legacy - Definitely getting since I sold my TPB years back thinking I had 2 copies....

War Games - I have Drums and Games 1-3 but not Crimes. So maybe vol 2 but maybe I'm better off getting War Crimes

Fugitive - I have the 3 old TPBs so not sure if there's anything relevant added in the new trade

Evolution - I have the old TPB so we'll have to see

NML - I bought all the new editions but I realized they released a Road to NML 2 that I don't have. worth it?

Catwoman - I have the old tpbs and got vol. 3 Under Pressure which that started collecting uncollected materials. Anything since?

Birds of Prey - likewise I have the old trades and got the new BoP vol.2 which was uncollected before. Will have to look into vol 3

Batgirl - I have all the Cassandra Cain tpbs released at the time so am I missing anything?

Nightwing - same as Batgirl

robin - I have Tragedy and Triumph, a Hero Reborn and flying Solo oso are the new trades worth?

Azrael - I have Sword of Azrael and not much else I think

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 20th, 2017, 8:26pm »

I've been getting the Nightwings (of course) and have been contemplating the Robins. I'd say the Road to NML is a must since it has some previously un-reprinted material IIRC.
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 22nd, 2017, 10:12am »

One thing to keep in mind is that DC in their utter uselessness have managed to get the solicitations for most of these completely wrong. If you check the Amazon reviews for accurate issue lists, you will find some very different to what is advertised.

Ok, let's try to tackle this:

Contagion - I haven't bothered. It does NOT contain the issues leading into Legacy (that has apparently been held back for Legacy itself). It has unrelated issues of Robin etc easily available in other existing or upcoming TPBs. The only thing it seems to have unique to this publication is a three part Deadman story unrelated to anything and inessential.

Legacy - Makes sense for you to get it for the specified reasons. But until it's actually out, the contents remain speculation at best.

War Games - I'd recommend War Crimes as a separate book and then Detective #800 single issue, that gets you everything and looks tidier than matching new and old. Also War Crimes comes after Under The Hood Vol 1 so is tidier for timeline obsessives wink

Murderer/Fugitive - These are massively expanded. I hated the fact that the original ones cut out massive chunks of single issues. I guess I can see the benefit in the story flow, because issues like Batgirl and Nightwing may have only had one 'scene' (a few pages) of tie-in content with the rest dedicated to their own isolated stories, but personally I prefer the complete editions.

Evolution - The new edition is reported to double the issue count with the previously uncollected issues between Evolution and Officer Down.

NML - I got all of these, they are massively expanded, probably double the size of the originals.

Catwoman - Book 4. The One You Love and Book 5. Backward Masking will complete the run for you with a little duplication, but I picked these up too and am happy with the result.

Birds of Prey - I too picked up Book 2 for the previously uncollected material (although that may have been pointless as I had the single issues). I'm going to get every book until they go into the Gail Simone run I already have because memory says they did a complete collection of her run between the dedicated TPB series and other related crossovers (and Oracle The Cure).

Batgirl - These too are expanded with a lot of previously missing material. They still royally suck, so definitely for the completionist only. Yes, that includes me. rolleyes I once reviewed this series with a rule that I would only say nice things about it, that was fun wink

Nightwing - Only a small fragment of uncollected material so far, I have not bought these and am just filling the gaps from my monthly duplicates (yeah I kinda bought Nightwing monthlies twice...). One we get to the fully uncollected material I'll jump on, there are a few Chuck Dixon issues never collected, as is the majority of the sublime Devin Grayson run, cannot wait for these to be collected at last!

Robin - I've done a complete rebuy on these because they are actually collected in a sensible order this time. As with many of these, the print quality fucking sucks, which is a crying shame.

Azrael - The first volume recollects SoA and starts the solo series with some good bridging (I know Azrael Year One Annual was published later but that would have been good here, unfortunately it isn't though). None of that ever got TPBs before. Other than what has made it into crossover collections, everything going forward will be new to TPB so is highly recommended for the completionist. Honestly, the series itself isn't great, and really falls apart the longer it goes on. But it still has good moments along the way. If you are at all interested, I would certainly pick them up.
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I've been more brief than I'd like due to time pressure, but hope that helps a bit.

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« Reply #13 on: Feb 22nd, 2017, 4:10pm »

on Feb 22nd, 2017, 10:12am, Nick wrote:
Murderer/Fugitive - These are massively expanded. I hated the fact that the original ones cut out massive chunks of single issues. I guess I can see the benefit in the story flow, because issues like Batgirl and Nightwing may have only had one 'scene' (a few pages) of tie-in content with the rest dedicated to their own isolated stories, but personally I prefer the complete editions.


Same here. I hated the way these were originally collected. I haven't taken the time yet to rebuy them, but probably will.
As far as only including pertinent scenes in some issues rather than the entire issue...That used to piss me off. I think it was Legacy or Contagion the first time where you only got a couple of pages of Catwoman - when it listed the issue in the contents. If you list the issue, I assume it's complete unless you clearly put it under another heading also including material from...
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« Reply #14 on: Mar 14th, 2017, 4:29pm »

The DC Comics Fall 2017 trade paperback and hardcover collection solicitations. Some interesting stuff!

https://collectededitions.blogspot.nl/2017/03/dc-rebirth-omnibus-expanded-edition.html

A selection:

• Anarky: The Complete Collection
• Batman Knightfall Omnibus Vol. 2: Knightquest
• Batman: Hush 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
• Batman: Shadow of the Bat Vol. 2-3
• Batman: Year One (New Edition)
• Batman: Year One Deluxe Edition
• Batman: Year Two 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
• Catwoman by Jim Balent Book One
• Grayson: The Superspy Omnibus

As for DC's Batman: Knightfall Omnibus, Vol. 1, I'm curious to know what will be included (and omitted) in the upcoming Omnibus editions (2 volumes I guess?) of Batman: Knightfall.

Batman: Knightfall Omnibus, Vol. 1 will be coming out in April.

Also:

BATMAN: THE CAPED CRUSADER VOL. 1 HC

Written by MIKE W. BARR, JO DUFFY, JOHN WAGNER, ALAN GRANT and JIM STARLIN

Art by ALAN DAVIS, TODD McFARLANE, NORM BREYFOGLE, JIM BAIKIE, JIM APARO and others

Cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

In these stories that immediately followed BATMAN: YEAR ONE, the Caped Crusader learns what kind of compromises he must make to be the hero that Gotham City truly needs. As he battles against the deadly Reaper, the city's first vigilante hero, Batman must work with the man who murdered his parents and a cadre of mob bosses to protect Gotham City.

Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #575-584 and BATMAN #413-420.

On sale JULY 5 • 440 pg, FC, $49.99 US
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