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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. 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.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

Abe SapienEdit

Dark and TerribleEdit

This pair of omnibuses were announced on Freak Sugar, April 12, 2017.

# Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
1
Omnibus Abe DaT 1
SEBASTIÁN FIUMARA
November 8, 2017 (HC) Collects ISBN 9781506705385 (HC)
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook
2
Omnibus Abe DaT 2
SEBASTIÁN FIUMARA
2018 (HC) Collects
Additional Material
  • Expanded Sketchbook

HellboyEdit

Weird TalesEdit

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

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

LinksEdit

Dark Horse entries:

NotesEdit

  1. Stated by Scott Allie in the Hellmail of Lost and Gone Forever #1

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