This past weekend, word began to circulate about the possibility of DC and Marvel bringing their classic crossover comics back into print. Consider that word confirmed, as the two publishers have officially announced a pair of omnibus collections. DC Versus Marvel Omnibus will collect all of the crossover one-shots between the two publishers, while DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus will collect all three DC vs Marvel miniseries, as well as all of the Amalgam Comics one-shots.

Opening page from 1976’s SUPERMAN VS THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

From the press release:

The vast and varied history of DC versus Marvel returns to print for the first time in decades with two massive volumes collecting the universe-bending comic book crossovers between the greatest characters in pop culture! These fantastic stories, originally co-presented by the two powerhouse comic book publishers, have been highly sought after and hard to find for most readers—but they’re making their return in DC Versus Marvel Omnibus and DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus, both publishing on August 6, 2024.

I wrote a bunch yesterday about the history of DC and Marvel crossovers, and it’s genuinely exciting to me that these super-fun, historic stories are coming back into print and will be readily available for new readers (albeit new readers willing to shell out, if I had to guess, $125 each per omnibus). Absent from these collections, though, is Kurt Busiek & George Pérez‘s JLA/Avengers, which is a bummer considering how limited the last reprint of it was. Maybe they’re saving that for its own package? Maybe a deluxe edition hardcover? One can dream.

DC and Marvel don’t have cover art to show yet, but from the press release it does sound like new art will adorn these books, and that direct market variant covers will also be available. Full details on everything that’s included in the two collections are below. Look for both of them to arrive in stores on Tuesday, August 6th.

Who would win: Superman versus Spider-Man? Batman versus Captain America? The X-Men meeting the Teen Titans? DC Versus Marvel Omnibus collects crossovers between the core DC and Marvel characters, from 1976’s Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man to 2000’s Batman/Daredevil. Included are stories from some of comics’ most revered talents, namely Dennis O’Neil, George Pérez, Dan Jurgens, Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Bagley, Gerry Conway, John Romita Jr., and more. DC and Marvel fans alike can’t miss these thrilling pieces of unearthed comic book history!

DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus features stories, first told in 1996, of the two superhero universes fused together into a new Amalgam Universe, combining DC’s and Marvel’s heroes, villains, and mythologies. The result was a series of unforgettable one-shot comic books starring the likes of Dark Claw (Batman and Wolverine), Super Soldier (Superman and Captain America), Iron Lantern (Iron Man and Green Lantern), and many more! These stories, from creators such as Peter David, Dan Jurgens, Mark Waid, Dave Gibbons, Ron Marz, José Luis García-López, Gary Frank, Bill Sienkiewicz, Claudio Castellini, and more, represent one of the most fun and unlikely periods in comic book history, and now are available in one omnibus. Included in this volume are the historic DC Versus Marvel miniseries and its sequels, perfect for fans of both DC and Marvel!

DC Versus Marvel Omnibus collects Batman/Captain America #1, Batman/Daredevil #1, Batman/Punisher: Lake of Fire #1, Batman/Spider-Man #1, Daredevil/Batman #1, DC Special Series #27, Darkseid vs. Galactus: The Hunger #1, Green Lantern/Silver Surfer: Unholy Alliances #1, Incredible Hulk vs. Superman #1, Marvel and DC Present Featuring the Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans #1, Marvel Treasury Edition #28, Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights #1, Silver Surfer/Superman #1, Spider-Man and Batman #1, Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man #1, and Superman/Fantastic Four #1. 

DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus collectsDC Versus Marvel #1-4, DC/Marvel: All Access #1-4, Unlimited Access #1-4, Bat-Thing #1, Bruce Wayne: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, Bullets and Bracelets #1, Challengers of the Fantastic #1, Doctor Strangefate #1, Iron Lantern #1, Legends of the Dark Claw #1, Lobo the Duck #1, Speed Demon #1, Spider-Boy #1, Super Soldier #1, Thorion of the New Asgods #1, X-Patrol #1, and more, plus a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes material.

DC Versus Marvel Omnibus (9781779523259) and DC/Marvel: The Amalgam Age Omnibus (9781779523266) will both be published on August 6. The two volumes will each have a direct-market-exclusive cover available only in local comic book shops, while supplies last.


  1. This announcement really made my day! If JLA/Avengers is destined to get its own omnibus or deluxe hardcover, maybe it will include the art from the incomplete first attempt at a JLA/Avengers crossover. Wasn’t that also penciled by Perez?

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