Admittedly I'd have to read them again. But I've got to cut down on my spending, so when I do re-read it, it'll have to Absolute-ly wow me in order to buy it again in Absolute form. :)
And YES to B&R Absolute. Can't wait to get my hands on it. I'm really curious to see what has happened to the page count of that one.
Last edited by MartinNL; 01-04-2013 at 12:37 AM.
Hey Guys - this is my first post on this thread, which I have been following for a while now.
I started to buy DC comics with the new52, and promised myself that I would not go back and purchase any comics set in past DC continuity...with that said, obviously this thread has made me re-think that stance because of all of the great Omnibus/Absolute editions out there. I have been restraining myself and haven't bought any Omnis/Absolutes, yet. I'm afraid this hobby can get very expensive really quickly.
I have two questions:
1) I've been very tempted to get the '52' Omnibus, which I've heard great things about the story - is this a stand-alone story that I can just jump into without having read any other stories in the old continuity? I have done some research on the web and on Wikipedia but I'm still unclear. Does '52' offer a story with a beginning and an ending?
2) I've been thinking about getting into Morrison's Batman saga from the beginning, but I see that the stories have been released in different formats/versions (TPB, OHC, Absolutes, etc). I prefer the OHC (Deluxe) editions, but I don't think DC has released all of the books in this format and looking in Amazon, some of them are OOP, and have different sizes (h x w). Now I see that a B&R Absolute will be released soon, but they haven't released Black Glove or RIP in this format, which precede B&R; this makes no sense to me. Does DC tend to just randomly select stories for their Absolutes? Am I better off just waiting for an Omnibus? Is it a sure thing that DC will eventually release an Omnibus of the entire saga after Morrison finishes his current Batman Inc. story?
Thank you for all of your help with these questions in advanced, and I sincerely love this thread...too much for my own liking and the potential catastrophe it could mean for my finances! :)
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Currently reading in Trades: Hellboy LE Vol. 1
For more knowledge on Infinite Crisis, Crisis on Infinite Earths is pretty great too. The upcoming Teen Titans by Johns has some important stuff, same with the 3 Flash omnibuses and the Identity Crisis story.