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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

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

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

22 October 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
17 August 2011 (HC)

21 January 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 15)
  8. War on Frogs #3 (retitled The Black Flame: Epilogue)
3
Omnibus BPRD PoF 3
21 March 2012 (HC)

25 March 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
7 November 2012 (HC)

20 May 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

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.

Cover Date Published Contents ISBN
Omnibus BPRD 1946-1947-1948
10 June 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

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.

HellboyEdit

Hellboy: 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)
26 November 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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