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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, followed by B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth and Abe Sapien in 2017. A line of Hellboy omnibus collections is scheduled for 2018.

B.P.R.D.Edit

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.[1] Paperback versions of the omnibuses will be commence release in late 2014.

# Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
1
Omnibus BPRD PoF 1
MIKE MIGNOLA
January 19, 2011 (HC)

October 22, 2014 (TPB)

Collects ISBN 9781595826091 (HC)

ISBN 9781595826756 (TPB)

Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Afterword by Mike Mignola (originally published in B.P.R.D. – Volume 3: Plague of Frogs. It appears here with minor modifications.)
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 9 pages for The Hollow Earth and Other Stories
    • 15 pages for The Soul of Venice and Other Stories
    • 13 pages for Plague of Frogs
2
Omnibus BPRD PoF 2
MIKE MIGNOLA
August 17, 2011 (HC)

January 21, 2015 (TPB)

Collects ISBN 9781595826725 (HC)

ISBN 9781595826763 (TPB)

Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Afterword by Mike Mignola (cobbled together from the afterwords in B.P.R.D. – Volume 4: The Dead and B.P.R.D. – Volume 5: The Black Flame with minor modifications.)
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 16 pages for The Dead
    • 8 pages for The Black Flame
    • 6 pages for War on Frogs
Additional Notes
The stories were re-ordered for this volume for a better reading order, as explained by Scott Allie in the introduction:
  1. The Dead #1-5
  2. The Black Flame #1 (retitled War on Frogs: Chapter 1)
  3. War on Frogs #1 (retitled War on Frogs: Chapter 2)
  4. Revival (retitled War on Frogs: Chapter 3)
  5. War on Frogs #2 (retitled War on Frogs: Chapter 4)
  6. War on Frogs #4 (retitled War on Frogs: Chapter 5)
  7. The Black Flame #2–6 (retitled The Black Flame: Chapters 1–5)
  8. War on Frogs #3 (retitled The Black Flame: Epilogue)
3
Omnibus BPRD PoF 3
MIKE MIGNOLA
March 21, 2012 (HC)

March 25, 2015 (TPB)

Collects ISBN 9781595828606 (HC)

ISBN 9781616556228 (TPB)

Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Afterword by John Arcudi (originally published in B.P.R.D. – Volume 8: Killing Ground. It appears here with minor modifications.)
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 12 pages for The Universal Machine
    • 14 pages for Garden of Souls
    • 6 pages for Killing Ground
4
Omnibus BPRD PoF 4
MIKE MIGNOLA
November 7, 2012 (HC)

May 20, 2015 (TPB)

Collects ISBN 9781595829740 (HC)

ISBN 9781616556419 (TPB)

Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Afterword by John Arcudi
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 6 pages for The Warning
    • 13 pages for The Black Goddess
    • 29 pages for King of Fear
  • “Latchkey Memories From Crab Point” by Guy Davis

1946–1948Edit

A cover for a new omnibus was revealed at the San Diego Comic Convention 2014. The hardcover version came out June 2015.

Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
Omnibus BPRD 1946-1947-1948
MIKE MIGNOLA
June 10, 2015 (HC) Collects ISBN 9781616556464 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Afterword by Chris Roberson
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 9 pages for 1946
    • 31 pages for 1947
    • 20 pages for 1948
Additional Notes
The stories were re-ordered for this volume in chronological order:
  1. And What Shall I Find There?
  2. Bishop Olek's Devil
  3. 1946
  4. 1947
  5. 1948

Hell on EarthEdit

The first omnibus (of five) was announced on Crave Online, March 15, 2017.

# Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
1
Omnibus BPRD HoE 1
LAURENCE CAMPBELL
December 27, 2017 (HC) Collects ISBN 9781506703602 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook
2
Omnibus BPRD HoE 2
LAURENCE CAMPBELL
April 18, 2018 (HC)

August 1, 2018 (corrected HC)

Collects ISBN 9781506703886 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook
Additional Notes

The original print run had an error: The Long Death was missing its last page. A corrected print run is scheduled for an August 1, 2018 release.

3
Omnibus BPRD HoE 3
LAURENCE CAMPBELL
October 17, 2018 (HC) Collects ISBN 9781506704906 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook
4
Omnibus BPRD HoE 4
LAURENCE CAMPBELL
December 26, 2018 (HC) Collects ISBN 9781506706542 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook
5
Omnibus BPRD HoE 5
LAURENCE CAMPBELL
2019 (HC) Collects
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook

Abe SapienEdit

A pair of Dark and Terrible omnibuses were announced on Freak Sugar, April 12, 2017. This was later followed by a third omnibus in 2018 collecting all the flashback material from Abe Sapien.

Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
Dark and Terrible – Volume 1 Collects ISBN 9781506705385 (HC)
Omnibus Abe DaT 1
SEBASTIÁN FIUMARA
November 8, 2017 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 30 pages for Dark and Terrible and The New Race of Man
    • 17 pages for The Shape of Things to Come
    • 33 pages for Sacred Places
Dark and Terrible – Volume 2 Collects ISBN 9781506703855 (HC)
Omnibus Abe DaT 2
SEBASTIÁN FIUMARA
March 21, 2018 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Introduction by Scott Allie
  • Afterword by Scott Allie (originally published in Abe Sapien – Volume 8: The Desolate Shore.)
  • Expanded Sketchbook
    • 17 pages for A Darkness so Great
    • 26 pages for The Secret Fire
    • 17 pages for The Desolate Shore
    • 9 pages for commissions
The Drowning and Other Stories Collects ISBN 9781506704883 (HC)
Omnibus Abe Drowning
SEBASTIÁN FIUMARA
July 11, 2018 (HC)
Additional Material
Additional Notes
The stories were re-ordered for this volume for a better reading order, as explained by Scott Allie in the introduction:
  1. The Drowning
  2. Casualties
  3. The Haunted Boy
  4. The Land of the Dead
  5. Witchcraft & Demonology
  6. The Abyssal Plain
  7. The Devil Does Not Jest
  8. The Ogopogo
  9. Subconscious
  10. Lost Lives
  11. Icthyo Sapien (extended for the omnibus)
  12. The Calm Before the Storm (in sketchbook)

HellboyEdit

Hellboy is collected across a series of omnibus editions, four following his story from 1994 onwards (the primary storyline), and two additional volumes collecting the short flashback stories from the 1940s through to 1993. These six omnibuses will be paperback editions.

# Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
1 Seed of Destruction Collects ISBN 9781506706665 (TPB)
Hellboy Omni Volume 1
MIKE MIGNOLA
May 9, 2018 (TPB)
Additional Material
  • Sketchbook (17 pages)
2 Strange Places Collects ISBN 9781506706672 (TPB)
Hellboy Omni Volume 2
MIKE MIGNOLA
June 20, 2018 (TPB)
Additional Material
  • TBD
3 The Wild Hunt Collects ISBN 9781506706689 (TPB)
Hellboy Omni Volume 3
MIKE MIGNOLA
July 18, 2018 (TPB)
Additional Material
  • TBD
4 Hellboy in Hell Collects ISBN 9781506707495 (TPB)
Hellboy Omni Volume 4
MIKE MIGNOLA
September 5, 2018 (TPB)
Additional Material
  • TBD

The Complete Short StoriesEdit

# Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
1
Hellboy Shorts Omni Volume 1
MIKE MIGNOLA
June 13, 2018 (TPB) Collects ISBN 9781506706641 (TPB)
Additional Material
  • TBD
2
Hellboy Shorts Omni Volume 2
MIKE MIGNOLA
August 15, 2018 (TPB) Collects ISBN 9781506706658 (TPB)
Additional Material
  • TBD

Weird TalesEdit

An omnibus collecting the non-canonical Weird Tales stories, as well as two canonical short stories. It came out November 2014 in hardcover.

Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
Hellboy Weird Tales (Hardcover)
MIKE MIGNOLA
November 26, 2014 (HC) Collects ISBN 9781616555108 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Gallery (16 pages)

Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.Edit

On June 6, 2018, editor Katii O’Brien confirmed they had begun early planning for the Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. omnibus editions, and that the first volume would collect 1952 to 1954.[2] Unlike previous series, which didn't go to omnibuses until they were finished, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. will be going to omnibuses as the series progresses.

Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
1952–1954 Collects
Additional Material
  • TBD

LinksEdit

Dark Horse entries:

NotesEdit

  1. Stated by Scott Allie in the Hellmail of Lost and Gone Forever #1
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VCS7AWbOi4&feature=youtu.be&t=759