DC And Marvel Team Up For Two Classic Crossover Collections

Spider-Man and Superman team-up in classic crossover collection

Nature is healing! DC and Marvel are teaming up once again to release two massive omnibus collections of their classic crossover comic books — including the Almagam event, that smashed the two universes together.

The beans were spilled (business term) this weekend by artist Barry Kitson, who posted that the reprints were coming to his Facebook page, along with a slew of extras. And now, the news has officially been confirmed to Comic Book Club by DC Comics. Presumably Marvel, too, I don’t think DC is doing this secretly without them knowing or anything.

These classic crossovers will be split into two oversized omnibus collections: DC Versus Marvel Omnibus and DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus. The former will be a collection of some of the most iconic crossovers of all time, ranging from 1976’s Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man to 2000’s Batman/Daredevil. The latter will collect the entirety of the Amalgam event, which found the two publishers working together to create not just several miniseries, but spinoff titles that mashed together characters like Dark Claw (Batman and Wolverine), Super Soldier (Superman and Captain America), Iron Lantern (Iron Man and Green Lantern), and more.

Of note, while the Amalgam omnibus seems to be comprehensive, the DC versus Marvel collection is not. Noticeably absent from the collection is the classic JLA/Avengers, and possibly other titles as well. That said, there are plenty of iconic, mostly out-of-print runs in here like Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger #1 and Marvel and DC Present Featuring the Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1.

You can check out the (mostly) full breakdown of the books per a release from DC below, and info is forthcoming about pricing, as well as official covers for the books. Both collections will be released in stores everywhere on August 6, 2024.

Superman vs Amazing Spider Man Page 2

DC Versus Marvel Omnibus Info:

Who would win: Superman versus Spider-Man? Batman versus Captain America? The X-Men meeting the Teen Titans? DC Versus Marvel Omnibus collects crossovers between the core DC and Marvel characters, from 1976’s Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man to 2000’s Batman/Daredevil. Included are stories from some of comics’ most revered talents, namely Dennis O’Neil, George Pérez, Dan Jurgens, Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Bagley, Gerry Conway, John Romita Jr., and more. DC and Marvel fans alike can’t miss these thrilling pieces of unearthed comic book history!

DC Versus Marvel Omnibus collects Batman/Captain America #1, Batman/Daredevil #1, Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire #1, Batman/Spider-Man #1, Daredevil/Batman #1, DC Special Series #27, Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger #1, Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances #1, Incredible Hulk vs. Superman #1, Marvel and DC Present Featuring the Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1, Marvel Treasury Edition #28, Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights #1, Silver Surfer/Superman #1, Spider-Man and Batman #1, Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man #1, and Superman/Fantastic Four #1.

Batman and Daredevil King of New York cover from the DC versus Marvel collection

DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus Info:

DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus features stories, first told in 1996, of the two superhero universes fused together into a new Amalgam Universe, combining DC’s and Marvel’s heroes, villains, and mythologies. The result was a series of unforgettable one-shot comic books starring the likes of Dark Claw (Batman and Wolverine), Super Soldier (Superman and Captain America), Iron Lantern (Iron Man and Green Lantern), and many more! These stories, from creators such as Peter David, Dan Jurgens, Mark Waid, Dave Gibbons, Ron Marz, José Luis García-López, Gary Frank, Bill Sienkiewicz, Claudio Castellini, and more, represent one of the most fun and unlikely periods in comic book history, and now are available in one omnibus. Included in this volume are the historic DC Versus Marvel miniseries and its sequels, perfect for fans of both DC and Marvel!

DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus collects DC Versus Marvel #1-4, DC/Marvel: All Access #1-4, Unlimited Access #1-4, Bat-Thing #1, Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, Bullets and Bracelets #1, Challengers of the Fantastic #1, Doctor Strangefate #1, Iron Lantern #1, Legends of the Dark Claw #1, Lobo the Duck #1, Speed Demon #1, Spider-Boy #1, Super Soldier #1, Thorion of the New Asgods #1, X-Patrol #1, and more, plus a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes material.

Dark Claw Adventures cover from the DC and Marvel Amalgam Comics crossover

DC Versus Marvel Omnibus (9781779523259) and DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus (9781779523266) will both be published on August 6. The two volumes will each have a direct-market-exclusive cover available only in local comic book shops, while supplies last.

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