An Omnibus is a collection of previously published related stories in printed in an anthology form. Star Trek prose works and comics have often been published in omnibuses, commonly collecting together miniseries or otherwise thematically related stories together into a single volume.
Bantam Books published three omnibuses in 1991 of the episode novelizations by James Blish originally published by them in the 60s and 70s. The three volumes reordered the novelizations to the episode production order.
Some Pocket Books works have also been re-released in hardcover omnibuses published by the Science Fiction Book Club:
World Distributors Limited produced annuals for the UK market from 1969 until 1986, each annual reprinted two or more Gold Key Comics with additional articles and puzzles.
Golden Press, an imprint of Western Publishing, the same company that owned the Gold Key Comics line published four omnibuses of the Gold Key Comics, some containing new mini-comics.
Dynabrite Comics was another imprint of Western Publishing, two Dynabrite Comics reprinted issues of the Gold Key Comics line.
Boxtree published omnibuses for the UK market containing issues of Malibu Comics DS9 series.
The Checker Book Publishing Group have published several collections of Gold Key Comics, the early volumes are essentially the same as the earlier Golden Press releases, but the series has continued on to re-release more issues from the series.
Titan Books published omnibuses of many of DC Comics TOS and TNG series. These books were initially released for the UK market, but were later also made available in the US.
IDW publish an omnibus of each of the miniseries they produce. They have also printed omnibuses of Star Trek comics previously published by Marvel, DC and Malibu in two series, the Star Trek Archives which collections 4-6 issues, and the larger Star Trek Omnibus which collects entire series comics in a single volume.
History of character is unknown.
Eventually, there will probably be an Omnibus for every series (or for groups of stories taking place in the same time period). Each Omnibus volume will contain the equivalent of three to five 4-issue trade paperbacks. Dark Horse plans to release two or three per year, resulting in all of the existing trade paperbacks being "omnibussed". Having "omnibussed" all of the existing comic material, the project will become an ongoing program.
The Omnibus series is not exclusive to Star Wars titles. Dark Horse has also released Omnibuses for other series such as Aliens, Alien Vs. Predator, Predator, Terminator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Indiana Jones.
|Omnibus Title||Pub. Date||Included Story Arcs|
|1. Omnibus: X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 1||June 7, 2006||X-wing: Rogue Leader|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: The Rebel Opposition|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: The Phantom Affair|
|Handbook 1: X-wing Rogue Squadron|
|2. Omnibus: X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 2||October 25, 2006||X-Wing Rogue Squadron Special|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: Battleground: Tatooine|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: The Warrior Princess|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: Requiem for a Rogue|
|3. Omnibus: X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 3||June 13, 2007||X-wing Rogue Squadron: In the Empire's Service|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: The Making of Baron Fel|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: Family Ties|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: Masquerade|
|X-wing Rogue Squadron: Mandatory Retirement|
|4. Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi Volume 1||October 17, 2007||Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith|
|Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire|
|Tales of the Jedi: Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon|
|Tales of the Jedi: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider|
|5. Omnibus: Tales of the Jedi Volume 2||April 9, 2008||Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising|
|Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith|
|Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War|
|Tales of the Jedi: Redemption|
|6. Omnibus: Droids||June 18, 2008||Star Wars: Droids Special|
|Star Wars Droids: The Kalarba Adventures|
|Star Wars Droids: Artoo's Day Out|
|Star Wars Droids: Rebellion|
|Star Wars Droids: Season of Revolt|
|Star Wars Droids: The Protocol Offensive|
|7. Omnibus: Early Victories||October 8, 2008||Vader's Quest|
|River of Chaos|
|Splinter of the Mind's Eye|
|Tales from Mos Eisley|
|8. Omnibus: Rise of the Sith||January 21, 2009||Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express|
|Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell|
|Jedi Council: Acts of War|
|Republic: Prelude to Rebellion (Republic 1-6)|
|Vow of Justice|
|9. Omnibus: Emissaries and Assassins||April 1, 2009||Episode I: The Phantom Menace ½|
|Episode I: Anakin Skywalker|
|Episode I: Queen Amidala|
|Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn|
|Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi|
|Republic: Outlander (Republic 7-12)|
|Republic: Emissaries to Malastare (Republic 13-18)|
|Jango Fett: Open Seasons|
|10. Omnibus: Menace Revealed||July 22, 2009||Republic: Starcrash (Republic 27)|
|Heart of Fire|
|Republic: The Hunt for Aurra Sing (Republic 28-31)|
|The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing|
|Full of Surprises|
|Most Precious Weapon|
|Practice Makes Perfect|
|Machines of War|
|11. Omnibus: Shadows of the Empire||January 13, 2010||Shadows of the Empire|
|Shadows of the Empire: Evolution|
|Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand|
|12. Omnibus: Boba Fett||April 1, 2010||Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire|
|Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika|
|Star Wars Empire 7: Sacrifice|
|Star Wars Empire 28: Wreckage|
|Boba Fett: Overkill|
|Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction|
|13. Omnibus: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1||June 16, 2010||Marvel Star Wars issues 1-26|