Originally Posted by Madman Mundt
If they recolored them with the same care they've done with other Absolute books, I'm afraid I'd buy the shit out of a New Gods one. Kirby's art benefits greatly from a larger format (I've got the old oversized 2001 adaptation he did--kooky adaptation, but the art looks fantastic at that larger size).
Well, I guess DC has been listening (though no word on this being Absolute-sized)...The New Gods Omnibus...
“We’re still trying to determine the final contents, but essentially, it’s going to be a hardcover collection of the full New Gods saga,” DC Collected Editions editor George Brewer said. “Right now, and this is subject to change, my bias would be to collect the stories across titles, as they were released chronologically, so it gives you a sense of how the concepts evolved, so that way you’re not stuck with a full Mr. Miracle collection or a full Forever People, but rather, build the larger story as the issues and pieces were released chronologically.”
The Omnibus will include the full run of New Gods and The Hunger Dogs, but will also include, as Brewer said, assorted other issues which contain pieces of the larger whole, such as the debut of the characters in Kirby’s issues of Jimmy Olsen and others. “Those are some of the details we’re still working out, but it’s looking like it will be four collections of 200-plus pages each,” Brewer said. “They’ll be color hard covers – a nice, definitive collection. I think that’s something that the core Kirby fans have wanted to see for a long time.”
As for the coloring, Brewer isn’t certain if the pages will be fully recolored or touched up fro the originals.
“We rescanned a lot of the black and white line art for the toned books we did a few years ago, and the question now is whether or not we have that art reproduced well enough so we can go back and color it, or we have to get the art again…or what we have to do. The intent is to make this the definitive, good-looking version of this classic story.”