3 Things You Should Know About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Omnibus
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 4:00pm
‘Tis the season for giving, for decking the halls and for jingling bells. And if you’re looking to make an impression with a gift for your favorite comic book fan (or perhaps a treat for yourself), then there’s no better way than with DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Omnibus – and here are three reasons why:
1. It’s big. No, really – it’s big. Weighing in at a whopping 7.9 lbs, its heft is matched only by its magnitude and scope (see: #2 on this list). They say that the human head weighs eight pounds, and while reading DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 won’t physically increase the size of your brain, lifting the Omnibus will certainly increase the size of your muscles.
2. It’s EPIC. A lot’s been said about the scope and scale of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, and this massive tome collects it all – superhero stories and tales of horror, western yarns and chronicles of the front lines, science-fiction and even some science fact, new characters and new takes on old favorites. This represents the full width, breadth and depth of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, collecting every single first issue from the status quo-shattering release event – including JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, ACTION COMICS #1, DETECTIVE COMICS #1, SUPERMAN #1, BATMAN #1, WONDER WOMAN #1, AQUAMAN #1 and many, many, many more. There’s no better way to feel the full weight of this historic publishing initiative than by holding it your hands. And speaking of weight, did we mention that it’s heavy?
3. It’s a great way to get into comics. Whether you’re a lapsed reader overwhelmed by the weight of canon or you’ve never read a single issue, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Omnibus provides a buffet – a veritable cornucopia! – of introductory stories, many of which have been specifically designed with new readers in mind.
DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 Omnibus hits bookstores on December 13, but if you are thinking of picking one up, remember: lift with your legs!