I actually think Ellis was in the wrong with Hellblazer. He should have demurred and agreed to let them delay publication of the Shoot story. It's not like they wanted to cancel it outright and given the mood of the country right after Columbine, publishing it just would have felt wrong. It just would have. That's just how it was. But Ellis is English so who knows how that feeling over here was filtering to him over there. 'Course he probably also wanted to rub the bloody idiot Yanks' noses in it so we'd get the message about our love affair with guns, and use the opportunity to make it sting as much as possible in the futile hope his words might have an effect. When it finally did see publication we were all just numb to it, as we've continued to be toward our weekly mass shootings. America, fuck yeah!
Gaiman's Black Orchid is highly underrated. It's such a beautiful story. Lyrical, almost, and the art is so pretty. It's a favorite of mine and no one seems to appreciate it enough. I'm glad to see some love!
Batman & The Outsiders
Batman by Brian K. Vaughan
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Book One
DC Universe by Mike Mignola
These books are going to be standard trimsize, right?
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I'm incredibly excited for the Superman: MoT book. I was hoping DC would continue collecting Superman after MoS was done, and it looks like I might get my wish. I just hope DC puts them out at a little quicker pace than they did the MoS volumes.
I also must say it's ironic...after years of waiting for some sign of them doing this, I finally gave up & purchased every issue between the end of Byrne's run and the start of 'Death Of' so I could get them custom bound lol I might still do that (I wanted to include some things like Armegeddon 2001 & the Eclipso: Darkness Within stuff), but I'm excited to see what they include here.
It feels like they started collecting Byrne's run about a decade ago...10 years to reprint 2 years or so of stories. Here's hoping they can pump these out faster.
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With respect to the Supergirl: Bronze Age omnibus someone over at the MMW Forums estimated the page count at roughly 700 (and said supergirl #11 didn't exist) and someone on the bleedingcool comments about this batch of amazon fishes said that edelweiss have already listed a cancellation notice for this paperback collection. Which means we are almost certainly looking at a repeat of the supergirl silver age omnibus and this will get solicited as a proper hardcover. Id encourage anyone interested to get your amazon preorder in now while amazon has it listed at the paperback prices.
I read all that too quickly and thought you were talking about a SuperMAN Bronze Age omni. Something I've been craving for freakin' years.