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Initial post: May 10, 2011 10:58:33 PM PDT
M. J. Piper says:
I'd like:

Absolute Batman Haunted Night/Catwoman When in Rome by Loeb/Sale
Absolute Batman Dark Victory by Loeb/Sale
Absolute Superman Birthright by Waid/Lenin (best Superman origin story)
Absolut Batman Killing Joke/Arkham Asylum/Blind Justice/Many Deaths of the Batman

Hey, I can dream.
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Posted on May 11, 2011 6:37:37 PM PDT
Absolute Superman for All Seasons

Posted on May 12, 2011 3:18:15 AM PDT
An Absolute Blackest Night

Posted on May 12, 2011 1:22:53 PM PDT
How about a Frank Miller Origins Absolute Edition? (Daredevil

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2011 4:45:31 PM PDT
Yes, I'd love to see an Absolute Blackest Night! I wouldn't mind an Absolute Sinestro Corps War edition either...

Posted on May 13, 2011 4:27:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2011 4:28:17 AM PDT
Absolute Golden Age (James Robinson's superb Justice Society Elseworlds/ prelude to Starman)

Absolute Books of Magic (original Neil Gaiman mini-series)

Absolute Dark Victory

Absolute Superman For All Seasons

Posted on May 13, 2011 8:03:15 PM PDT
V. Wong says:
Absolute Lucifer
Absolute Swamp Thing
Absolute Enemy Ace
Absolute Adam Strange (Infantino)
Absolute Deadman (Adams)
Absolute Spirit (Cooke)
Absolute Madame Xanadu

maybe something will stick!

Posted on May 13, 2011 11:15:36 PM PDT
HOLY S@#T! How could I forget?
Absolute Atari Force
I've read only 2 or 3 issues of that as a kid but I still reckon it's one of the better space sagas out there.

Posted on May 15, 2011 9:53:13 AM PDT
Absolute Sandman Mystery Theater
Absolute Fables

Posted on May 16, 2011 9:26:45 PM PDT
George Perez's run on Wonder Woman and John Byrne's run on Superman.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2011 9:27:17 PM PDT
I'd buy an Absolute Superman For All Seasons.

Posted on May 16, 2011 10:19:45 PM PDT
Tom Reagan says:
Absolute Superman For All Seasons is a good one. I'd buy that for a dollar! (sorry, Robocop quote will always haunt me)

Posted on May 17, 2011 6:38:48 AM PDT
Ragdoll says:
Absolute Seven Soldiers of Victory

Posted on May 20, 2011 8:38:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2011 8:50:04 AM PDT
Absolute Batman: Dark Victory
Absolute Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War
Absolute Infinite Crisis
Absolute Final Crisis (with a s#!t load of extras that helps to understand certain things in the story)
Absolute Blackest Night (containing Blackest Night & Blackest Night: Green Lantern ==> in chronological order!!!!)

Taking that into account, I would hope DC Comics next Absolute book to be somehting to buy. If your gonna throw a $99.99 price tag, than give me (at least) more than 400 pages.

Absolute Editions, for me, are not only slipcase and big pages but the oprtunity of having interesting extras. Behind the scenes, early sketches, thoughts of the writer and artist, full cover and variant cover gallery, posters and merchandising for the book. I don't know. Give me the good stuff!. That's what an Absolute Edition difference from regular hardcovers or Omnibuses or Deluxes.

Because of that I believe Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth and now the upcoming Absolute Identity Crisis are a joke!!. DC gave us the finger with those. I loved Identity Crisis but is coming with no extras. And please, 288 pages (the same lenght as the paperback edition) at $99.99??.

Posted on May 20, 2011 9:08:12 AM PDT
The first two would take multiple volumes but I think they are well worth it:

Absolute No Man's Land
Absolute Death of Superman
Absolute Judas Contract (with New Teen Titans #2 and key Terra issues that set up the story arc)

Posted on May 20, 2011 10:39:09 AM PDT
Those are difficul. No Man's Land is getting out a fantastic new edition later this year. Is paperback but is more than 500 pages.

Death of Superman.... Maybe if they add Death + Funeral (complete) and several extras.

Judas Contract?. Complicated. They also launching an omnibus later this year. Most likely the second volume of that will have Judas.

Posted on May 20, 2011 11:12:15 AM PDT
Justin G. says:
I want an Absolute Stormwatch or two (the Ellis issues) to go with my Absolute Authority volumes. An Absolute Golden Age would be great too.

Posted on May 20, 2011 7:39:01 PM PDT
N. Pizarro says:
Alan Moore's Swamp Thing is the greatest DC material I can think of that isn't in this format. There's also Batman Year One, but that's too short for the Absolute price point (I can already hear the complaints) so it's better off receiving a real Deluxe reprint. Now I know they're finishing with releasing Swamp Thing in hardcover this year, but maybe after those books cool off.

Posted on May 20, 2011 8:58:26 PM PDT
I would also like for the ever-busy Jim Lee finish Dark Knight: Boy Wonder. That way they can make an Absolute out of Year 1 + Dark Knight: Boy Wonder. Just like they did with DKR and DK2. That´ll be awesome!.

Posted on May 20, 2011 11:06:33 PM PDT
Anthony C says:
GREEN LANTERN / GREEN ARROW!!! NOW!!!

Posted on May 20, 2011 11:07:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2011 11:09:28 PM PDT
Raul Vito says:
Absolute Superman for All Seasons would be a dream come true (perhaps including Superman Peace on Earth) and an Absolute sized version of The Complete Frank Miller Batman (sans the stupid christmas special) which has Batman Year One and Dark Knight Returns...I have always been pleading for Absolute Alan Moore Swamp Thing but that looks like it aint going to happen

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 4:47:42 AM PDT
Ryan says:
Maybe if it was just the GL/GLC/BN issues, but then it'd have to be a part 1.. and even then, BN was pretty overwhelming and lost sight of itself halfway through the event.

On the other hand, Absolute Saga of the Swamp Thing, Fables, and Hellblazer would be pretty cool. And Mark Waid's Empire, since it's under the DC banner now.

Posted on May 21, 2011 1:12:51 PM PDT
I´ll go with The Swamp Thing and Blackest Night in Chronological order too.

Posted on May 25, 2011 2:22:43 PM PDT
D. Johnson says:
I am glad they are doing a Identity Crisis. Besides what is listed maybe Rucka's Wonder Woman and BKV's Pride of Bagdad. Also, I have used the quote "I'd buy that for a dollar" since I was a kid and so often it drives people mad.

Posted on May 26, 2011 6:46:59 AM PDT
I was also happy for Absolute Identity Crisis but when I saw the page count and the price... I'm not so thrilled now.

A 288 pages absolute Edition doesn't worth wht they're asking. Not even with Amazon discount. I love Identity Crisis and I was waiting for them to Absolute it, but not like that.
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