Let's Build a DC Comic Book Library

Here’s how this works: everyone who posts in this thread may contribute one- and only one- suggestion for a book that must be in the essential DC Comics collective library. It can be a single issue, a trade collection, an original graphic novel, an existent absolute edition or omnibus, or even something from one of DC’s imprints or crossovers that isn’t available on DC – basically, anything under the DC umbrella. I’ll keep track of the full list here.

The most important rule, though: everyone may only contribute ONE book. We build our library by having as many people as possible post their contribution in this thread.

The collection:

52 OMNIBUS [cboroff22.2017]

ABSOLUTE FOURTH WORLD BY JACK KIRBY VOL. 1 [xLOVEandDoomPatrolx]
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN [TheTerribleToyman]
ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS [Hermes-Thoth-Mercury]
AQUAMAN: THE TRENCH [Mysterious_juventud]
ARKHAM ASYLUM: LIVING HELL [seitan]

BATGIRL: YEAR ONE [DC89]
THE BATMAN ADVENTURES VOL. 1 [Reaganfan78]
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS BY MIKE W. BARR, VOL. 1 [AlexanderKnox]
BATMAN & ROBIN: BATMAN REBORN [Row.Harper]
BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL [jdaego55.10147]
BATMAN: HUSH [arkhamassassin]
BATMAN: THE COURT OF OWLS [md.vigilante]
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS [matthew.hecht47.66946]
BATMAN: DARK VICTORY [pixieuch]
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE [LilyTangyGreen]
BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN [NYJt3]
BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND, VOL. 1 [bat-pug]
BATMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER? [SuperBlueGrodd]
BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT [Yaboyjacrispy0]
BLACKEST NIGHT OMNIBUS [rodgerswalker.79321]
BRIGHTEST DAY OMNIBUS [ScrappySkates]

CAMELOT 3000 [CassTheStreet]
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION [ralphsix]

DARK NIGHT: A TRUE BATMAN STORY [Batwing52]
DCEASED [leeannwalkerpuroresu92.44760]
DC: THE NEW FRONTIER [TheRealDetectiveChimp]
THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN OMNIBUS [darkstarz]
DEMON KNIGHTS: SEVEN AGAINST THE DARK [stefanie.m]
DIVINE RIGHT: THE ADVENTURES OF MAX FARADAY [Vroom]
DOOM PATROL: THE PAINTING THAT ATE PARIS [DoctorFate1]

THE FLASH BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS, VOL. 3 [scott2bruening.56054]
FOREVER EVIL [RedHoodKickinButt]

GLOBAL FREQUENCY [TurokSonOfStone1950]
GOTHAM CENTRAL OMNIBUS [Bukdiah]
GRAYSON: THE SUPERSPY OMNIBUS [A1waysAJ]
GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS [mmiracle]
GREEN ARROW: QUIVER [mccaggers91]
GREEN LANTERN BY GEOFF JOHNS OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 [Green.Lantern]

HELLBLAZER: ORIGINAL SINS [john.21795]

IDENTITY CRISIS [OmniLad]
THE INVISIBLES OMNIBUS [BradimalMan]
INFINITE CRISIS [LoneFlame]

JLA DELUXE EDITION, VOL. 1 [Ty11]
JLA/AVENGERS [SWhite]
JLA: TOWER OF BABEL [N81]
JLA: WORLD WITHOUT GROWN-UPS [GermericanMix]
JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE [strikerdojo.30849]
JUSTICE [CaptThunder]
JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR SAGA OMNIBUS [MANOFSTEEL2PLEASE]

KINGDOM COME [Batman0803]

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA [RexRebel]

THE MULTIVERSITY [MothMan]

NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT [fallenangel8806.28893]

THE POWER OF SHAZAM! (OGN) [WittyTodd]
PREACHER: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OMNIBUS VOL. 1 [Static_noShock]

THE QUESTION: ZEN AND VIOLENCE [HubCityQuestion]

RED HOOD: THE LOST DAYS [TheWifeOfJasonTodd]
ROBIN WAR [Ali]

THE SANDMAN: PRELUDES AND NOCTURNES [mercurie80]
SHAZAM! BY GEOFF JOHNS, VOL. 1 [E-Dot]
STARGIRL BY GEOFF JOHNS [justicesocietyfan]
STARMAN: THE COSMIC OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 [TravisMorgan]
SUPERGIRL SILVER AGE OMNIBUS, VOL. 1 [Coville]
SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS [Me-am-Bizarro]
SUPERMAN/BATMAN: THE SUPERGIRL FROM KRYPTON [Wilks]
SUPERMAN: FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING [Applejack]
SWAMP THING: THE ANATOMY LESSON [TheSandmanOfGotham]
SWAMP THING: GROWTH PATTERNS [MartianManhunter1980]

TALES OF THE BATMAN: STEVE ENGLEHART [84mdcb.20696]

V FOR VENDETTA [Remember5NovEveyHammond]
VIKING GLORY: THE VIKING PRINCE [harley.333]

WATCHMEN [Guess_Who]
WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY? [Kon-El]
WONDER WOMAN: THE HIKETEIA [Razzzcat]

24 Likes

Batman: Hush

13 Likes

The Dark Knight Returns.

15 Likes

Batman and Robin Volume 1.

8 Likes

Gotham Central

13 Likes

The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus

11 Likes

Preacher

11 Likes

The Invisibles Omnibus #1

10 Likes

Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 1 (Barr)

11 Likes

Batman Long Halloween

15 Likes

All Star Superman

14 Likes

V For Vendetta

13 Likes

New Frontier

12 Likes

The Viking Prince: Viking Glory

6 Likes

Shazam! Vol. 1 (Geoff Johns)

10 Likes

17 Likes

such an underrated story, I actually think it’s the best year one

7 Likes

Preludes and Nocturnes, The Sandman no. 1–8 collected into one volume.

11 Likes

Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus, Volume 1.

14 Likes

Well, I’m sure someone will suggest Watchmen down the line, so I’ll pick something a little more obscure, but nonetheless deserving:

7 Likes