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We all have trade paperback (TPB) collections we'd like to see. Here's four of mine:
|Proposed Title:||DC Legends, Vol. 1.|
|Vol. 1 Collecting 6 Issues:|
I was surprised at how well these issues seem to break up for TPB volumes. I think this would be my favorite of the four TPB's simply because it has two of my all-time favorite comics in it. With Batman #401, Magpie intrigued me, because she was a new addition to the Batman rogues, right after COIE. She intrigues me today, because she seems to be the last of the theme villains, right at the time that they were being phased out. As for Secret Origins #10, I still think the four possible origins of the Phantom Stranger were an awesome idea - some of the best characterization I've ever seen at DC. It keeps the mystery of the Phantom Stranger alive and well, and is an excellent place to end Volume 1.
For the cover, what's more legendary than the Phantom Stranger? Definitely Secret Origins #10.
|Proposed Title:||DC Legends, Vol. 2.|
|Vol. 2 Collecting 5 Issues:|
I like that both Fury of Firestorm chapters are in this volume (Brimstone was so cool at the time). I thought the Blue Beetle issue was a good place to end Volume 2, because it's a definite downturn in the story arc.
For the cover, I was torn between Fury of Firestorm #55, with Brimstone on the cover, or Blue Beetle #9. I decided on the Blue Beetle cover, because it says much more about the overall story in Legends.
|Proposed Title:||DC Legends, Vol. 3.|
|Vol. 3 Collecting 5 Issues:|
I like Volume 3, because it works out nicely that it begins and ends with The Warlord.
For the cover, I went with Warlord #114. It's just the pose of a legend.
|Proposed Title:||DC Legends, Vol. 4.|
|Vol. 4 Collecting 6 Issues:|
For the cover, I went with Superman #3. What's more legendary than a god holding a hero in his clutches?
|The Four TPB Collections As A Whole|
Overall, each volume carries one chapter each of the Cosmic Boy mini-series, and of the four issue Justice League of America arc, "The End of the Justcie League." Cosmic Boy undergoes a pretty significant change in that mini-series, and I think it's cool that we only get one chapter of it per volume. Breaking up the JLA story makes that seem a little more epic too.
As this story is over twenty years old, it may not be marketable as four volumes. In that case, I'd combine Volumes 1&2 into one volume, and Volumes 3&4 into a volume. This would make them 11 issues each, which isn't too bad of a size. I made the title "DC Legends," instead of just "Legends," to differentiate it from the mini-series TPB.
|I didn't include the Legends mini-series in these volumes, because Legends: The Collection collects Legends #1-6, and because the mini-series issues weren't numbered as part of the chapters.|
Would you buy it? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for reading.