From December 1984 to April 1987 DC Who’s Who was featured in a 26 issue run.

The creative minds behind DC Who’s Who were Len Wein, Marv Wolfman, and Robert Greenberger. Together they created a comprehensive directory of both DC’s hero’s and villain’s alike.

You may be wondering why should I care about a compilation of mid-1980’s DC character backstories now?

I believe there are 4 reasons you should care if you are a DC fan:

  • Whos Who DC comics value history. You will gain insight into how characters were perceived during that time.
  • The 26-issue run happened during the start of Crisis on Infinite Earths. You will get a mix of both Pre-Crisis and Post-crisis versions of Characters. (Superman and Wonder Woman were rebooted so their Silver Age histories will be absent Post-Crisis)
  • DC Comics Whos Who 1985 was their response to Marvel’s character directory Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
  • If you are a completionist and are missing the DC Whos Who Update 87 the omnibus will include the five issues featuring updated characters and an appendix from that era. Also includes Who’s Who Update 88, a four issue run with further updates.

These are just a few of the reasons you would want to consider this omnibus if you are a die-hard DC fan.

The DC Who’s Who omnibus contains much more that what I listed above. In terms of nomenclature each of the 26 issues was categorized by DC as its own volume and the characters were alphabetized.

Here is a breakdown of the 26 volumes:

DC Who’s Who Omnibus (Vol 1) Release Date?

The Who’s Who Omnibus Vol. 1 will be available April 13, 2021!

Its currently available for pre-order right now on Amazon. Be sure to get your copy of the complete DC Who’s Who volumes with extra material in re mastered detail!

The series fans demanded is collected at last! Who’s Who was a series that began in 1985 and ran through the 1990s, cataloguing every character, good or evil, in the DC Universe, from Abel to Zyklon and beyond, with copious detail on powers, origins, and other key facets of each character.

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Illustrated by a wide range of top artists from the Golden Age of comics up through the 1980s indie comics scene, Who’s Who was a feast for the eyes as well as being the ultimate guide to the denizens of the DC Universe.

 

Collects Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #1-26 (1985), Who’s Who Update 1987 #1-5 (1987), Who’s Who Update 1988 #1-4 (1988), plus material from Action Comics Annual #2 (1987), Batman Annual #13, Blackhawk Annual #1 (1989), Detective Comics Annual #2 (1988), Dr. Fate Annual #1 (1989), Green Arrow Annual #2, Justice League Annual #3 (1987), Secret Origins Annual #3, Swamp Thing Annual #5, The Flash Annual #3 (1987 series), The New Titans Annual #5 (1995), The Question Annual #2 (1988), and Wonder Woman Annual #2 (1988).

Also, if you are interested in the Who’s Who of comic book blogs, be sure to check out this link to the Feedspot Top 100 Comics Blogs and Websites For Comic Fans in 2020.

In a milestone for ComicsTrove, as a newer comic book blog we have made the top 100 list this year!

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