The Omnibus Editions are collections of material previously released in trade paperbacks. It was kicked off when most of the B.P.R.D. trades were collected as part of their rebranding of the series, calling that cycle of books "Plague of Frogs."
Initially the volumes were only available in hardcover, but beginning late 2014 paperback versions of the omnibuses were released. In 2014, an omnibus collecting Hellboy: Weird Tales was released, followed by a release of B.P.R.D. 1946 – 1948 in 2015. There has also been discussion about collecting B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, and even Abe Sapien in omnibus collections, though nothing has yet been formally announced.
B.P.R.D. Plague of FrogsEdit
In January 2011, two months after the final trade paperback in the Plague of Frogs cycle had been released, Dark Horse began releasing the B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs omnibuses, a total of four volumes, one coming out every eight to nine months. Each volume contains the material from three B.P.R.D. trade paperbacks with additional sketchbook material.
The omnibuses collect the B.P.R.D. trade paperback volumes 1-8, 10-12, and 14. Paperback versions of the omnibuses will be commence release in late 2014.
|1||19 January 2011 (HC)
22 October 2014 (TPB)
|Collects||ISBN 9781595826091 (HC)
ISBN 9781595826756 (TPB)
|2||17 August 2011 (HC)
21 January 2015 (TPB)
|Collects||ISBN 9781595826725 (HC)
ISBN 9781595826763 (TPB)
|The stories were re-ordered for this volume for a better reading order, as explained by Scott Allie in the introduction:
|3||21 March 2012 (HC)
25 March 2015 (TPB)
|Collects||ISBN 9781595828606 (HC)
ISBN 9781616556228 (TPB)
|4||7 November 2012 (HC)
20 May 2015 (TPB)
|Collects||ISBN 9781595829740 (HC)
ISBN 9781616556419 (TPB)
B.P.R.D. 1946 – 1948Edit
A cover for a new omnibus was revealed at the San Diego Comic Convention 2014. The hardcover version came out June 2015.
|10 June 2015 (HC)||Collects||ISBN 9781616556464 (HC)|
|The stories were re-ordered for this volume in chronological order:
B.P.R.D. Hell on EarthEdit
No plans to collect B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth as omnibuses have yet been announced, although the topic has come up in interviews from time to time.
Scott Allie has said only when the entire Hell on Earth cycle is complete will they think about how best to collect them as omnibuses, as they do not yet know how long the cycle will go for and how linear the telling will be. Like the Plague of Frogs omnibuses, it is likely the order of the stories will be juggled around into an order that is much more convenient for reading as a complete collection.
With Hell on Earth concluding September 2016, in seems the first of the Hell on Earth omnibuses will come out in late 2016.
Hellboy: Weird TalesEdit
An omnibus collecting the non-canonical Weird Tales stories, as well as two canonical short stories. It came out November 2014.
|26 November 2014 (HC)||Collects||ISBN 9781616555108 (HC)|
Dark Horse entries:
- B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs - Volume 1 (hardcover) / (paperback)
- B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs - Volume 2 (hardcover) / (paperback)
- B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs - Volume 3 (hardcover) / (paperback)
- B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs - Volume 4 (hardcover) / (paperback)
- B.P.R.D. 1946 – 1948 (hardcover)
- Hellboy: Weird Tales (hardcover)