The 2009 DC Archives Survey

Welcome to the 2009 Archive Survey. This is the eleventh annual effort to communicate the needs and interests of Archives consumers to DC Comics in the hopes of strengthening the Archive line. One submission per person only please. Please include your e-mail address either in the form or the header so that individuals might be contacted for follow-up data verification. A select group will be randomly re-polled to verify accuracy. All demographic data is optional and strictly confidential. Demographic data is purely for population perspective only. If you have any questions, please contact me at dcarchives@comcast.net.

Demographic Information

 Name (or e-mail address) 

Age 

Nation/Continent of Origin

State of Residence 

Looking at what you currently own, how many Archive editions do you currently own (please enter a number 1 - 149 are released at this time)?    

Consider your personal budget, and the historic (recent 1-2 years) array of collected editions offered in all formats from all companies including DC and your own priorities in terms of purchases, how many DC Archives would you buy in a 12 month period? Please enter the number of Archives you would be willing to buy based on your own finances and level of interest.

Current Archives that You Own

Please check each box for the Archive editions are currently on your shelf:. Note: Archive format products (THUNDER Agents, Elfquest and , Spirit Archives) which are not part of the DC Archive Edition Series are not included as they are somewhat separate products.

I own all the DC Archive editions

(Check this box and skip the individual entries)

Action Comics Archives (featuring Superman)

Volume 1     Volume 2    Volume 3     Volume 4     Volume 5

Action Heroes Archives (featuring Charlton Heroes)

Volume 1      Volume 2

Adam Strange Archives

Volume 1      Volume 2      Volume 3

All-Star Comics Archives (featuring the Justice Society)

All      Volume 0     Volume 1    Volume 2    Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5    Volume 6    Volume 7     Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 11

Aquaman Archives

Volume 1

Atom Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2

Batman Archives

All      Volume 1    Volume 2     Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5        Volume 6        Volume 7

Batman in World's Finest Archives

Volume 1    Volume 2 

Black Canary Archives

Volume 1

Blackhawk Archives

Volume 1

Brave and the Bold Team-Up Archives

Volume 1

Challengers of the Unknown  Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2

Comic Cavalcade Archives

Volume 1

Dark Knight Archives (featuring Batman)

Volume 1    Volume 2    Volume 3     Volume 4     Volume 5

Doctor Fate Archives

Volume 1

Doom Patrol Archives

 Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume 3     Volume 4       Volume 5      

Dynamic Duo Archives

 Volume 1     Volume 2  

Enemy Ace Archives

 Volume 1       Volume 2 

Flash Archives (Silver Age)

 Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5

Golden Age Flash Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2

Golden Age Green Lantern Archives

 Volume  1     Volume  2

Green Lantern Archives (Silver Age)

 All   Volume 1    Volume 2    Volume 3     Volume 4     Volume 5      Volume 6

Hawkman Archives

 Volume 1     Volume 2

Golden Age Hawkman Archives

Volume 1

JSA All-Stars Archives

Volume 1

Justice League of America Archives

 All      Volume 1     Volume 2    Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5    Volume 6    Volume 7      Volume 8    Volume 9

Kamandi Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2

Legion of Super-Heroes Archives

All      Volume 1    Volume 2    Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5    Volume 6    Volume 7    Volume 8    Volume 9    Volume 10    Volume 11   Volume 12

Metal Men Archives

Volume 1

New Teen Titans Archives

Volume 1      Volume 2     Volume 3     Volume 4

Plastic Man Archives

All    Volume 1    Volume 2    Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5    Volume 6    Volume 7    Volume 8

Rarities Archives

Volume 1

Robin Archives

Volume 1

Sandman Archives

Volume 1

Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2      Volume 3

Sgt Rock Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume 3

SHAZAM! Archives

Volume 1    Volume 2     Volume 3     Volume 4

SHAZAM! Family Archives

Volume 1

Spectre Archives

Volume 1

Starman Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2

Supergirl Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2

Superman Archives

All      Volume 1    Volume 2    Volume 3    Volume 4    Volume 5 Volume 6    Volume 7

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives

Volume 1      Volume 2 

Superman in World's Finest Archives

Volume 1 

The Teen Titans Archives

Volume 1 

Wonder Woman Archives

Volume 1    Volume 2     Volume 3     Volume 4     Volume 5

World's Finest Archives

Volume 1     Volume 2     Volume  3

New Collected Editions Selections

You are invited to a meeting of the Collected Editions Planning Committee. You are asked, as a representative consumer, to help map out the schedule for fiscal 2011 (7/10 to 6/11). Four Archives are needed (1/quarter) for this period.  Select the stated number of choices from the categories below, with no constraint on era or theme. Extra answers will be disregarded.

Archives (contents are approximate)

Action Archives # 6: Action Comics #86-101 - Begins the post-War Golden Age era  of Action Comics

 Superman Archives #8: Superman #30-34 - Includes intro of Mr. Mxyzptlk

Superman in World's Finest Archives #3:World's Finest #33-52 - Late 1940's Superman and next to last edition

Superman: The Man of Tomorrow Archives #3: Action #255-260 and Superman #132-136 - Bizarro, Luthor and Imaginary Tales of the Silver Age

Batman Archives #8: Detective Comics #155-173 - The Bat-Signal, the Killer Moth and the origin of the Joker

Batman in World's Finest #3: World's Finest #33-52 - Late 1940's Batman and next to last edition

The Dark Knight Archives #7: Batman #26-30 - The Cavalier, The Penguin and the Joker

Dynamic Duo Archives #3 : Detective #340-345 and Batman #172-175 - I: Blockbuster, vs. Joker and Getaway Genius

Blackhawk Archives #2 : Military Comics #18-26 and Blackhawk #9 -  Golden Age Blackhawk (1ast was 2001)

 Comic Cavalcade Archives #2:  Comic Cavalcade #4-6 - GL, Flash, WW, Sargon and the Red Tornado   

GA Flash Archives #3:  Flash Comics #25-30, All-Flash #3 and 4- More Golden Age Adventures of the Flash

GA Green Lantern Archives #3: All-American #39-46 and Green Lantern #4-5 - More Golden Age Adventures of the Green Lantern

GA Hawkman Archives #2: Flash Comics #23-44 - I: Hawk Valley, Shiera becomes Hawkgirl

JSA All-Stars Archives #2: The second 5 adventures of Dr. Mid-Nite, Hourman, Johnny Thunder, Wildcat and Mr. Terrific

 Plastic Man Archives #9: Police Comics #78-82 and Plastic Man #11-12 - Golden Age Plastic Man by Jack Cole

Robin Archives #3: Star-Spangled Comics #106-130 - Completing the Golden Age Adventures of Robin the Boy Wonder

 Sandman Archives #2:  Adventure Comics #58-71 and World's Finest #3-7 - Completing Pre-Kirby Sandman  

 SHAZAM! Archives #5: Whiz #26-29 and Captain Marvel Adventure 6-8 - Mid-1940's Adventures of Captain Marvel

SHAZAM! Family. Archives #2: Master Comics #34-37, Whiz #29, 34 and 40- Captain Marvel Jr. and the Lt Marvels.

Spectre Archives #2: More Fun Comics #71-101 - Concluding the Golden Age adventures of The Spectre

Wonder Woman Archives #6: Sensation #41-47 and Wonder Woman #13-14 - Golden Age Wonder Woman by Moulton

Aquaman Archives #2: Showcase #32-33, Aquaman #1-7 - Early Silver Age Aquaman

The Atom Archives #3: Atom #14-21 - Zatanna, the Time Pool,

 Brave and the Bold Team-Up Archives #2: Brave and the Bold #63-73 - Collecting all the pre-Batman team-ups

  SA Flash Archives #6: The Flash #142-149- solo outings vs. his implacable rogues

  SA Green Lantern Archives #7 : Green Lantern #48-56 - teams with Earth-2 GL, the GL Corps and Sinestro

  SA Hawkman Archives #3: Hawkman #9-18- Matter Master, Killer Shrike, Adam Strange, Murphy Anderson artwork

Justice League Archives #10:  Justice League #81-92 featuring two JSA team-ups and  I: Heroes of Angor (now Earth-8)

Kamandi Archives #3: Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth #21-30  

 Legion Archives #13:Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #224-230 and Karate Kid #2-3 - Stargrave, Chemical King and Dawnstar

Metal Men Archives #2 - Metal Men #6-14 - Ross Andru art and the return of Chemo, the chemical menace

Sgt. Rock Archives #4 - Our Army at War #126-140 - Late 1960's war stories of The Rock

Teen Titans (Silver Age) #2: Teen Titans #6-13 - Featuring Beast Boy and the Mad Mod

World's Finest #4: World's Finest #117-130 - Early 1960's sci-fi team-ups with Superman and Batman

Overall Queries on the Archive/HC program

If DC would continue only one line this year, publishing a single Archive edition, which one would you most want?

If you could fast track a potentially lengthy Archives line, which would be?

As DC Showcase Presents runs it's course in Black & White, which as-yet-begun series would you want to see in a color format?

 

Thinking about all of your Archive purchasing (not just your selections above), which best describes you preference thematically for 4 Archives per year?

 

 

Recently with Starman Archives #2,  DC has altered the restoration process for the Archives to be more cost effective. While the result is noticeable, it is not clear whether the change is an improvement, a deficit or makes any difference at all. What is your opinion?

 

 

DC will pursue a new series of hardcover collections called the DC Classics Library. The caveats of this line are that the material pre-date 1998, not be collected recently in a different format or be part of an ongoing series (i.e. Starman - Sins of the Father would conflict with the Starman Omnibus). 18 choices are offered. Select three (3):

The Complete Golden Age Manhunter

Adventure #73-92

Hawk and Dove

Showcase #75, Hawk and Dove #1-6

The Complete Silver Age Bat Lash

Showcase #76 and Bat Lash #1-8

The Complete Atomic Knights

Selected Issus of Strange Adventures #117-160

Justice League: The Manhunter Saga

Justice League of America #139-146,149-150

 

Tales of the Demon

Batman #232, 235, 240, 242-244, Detective Comics #411, 485, 489, 490

Aquaman: The Search for Mera

 Aquaman #40-50

The Flash: The Death of Iris Allen

 The Flash #275-283

Firestorm, The Nuclear Man

Firestorm the Nuclear Man #1-5,

 DC Comics Presnts #17, The Flash #289-299 and 301-304

Legion: The Great Darkness Saga

 Legion of Super-Heroes #287-295

DC Challenge

DC Challenges #1-12

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters

The Longbow Hunters #1-3

Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn

Emerald Dawn #1-6

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

New Teen Titans #39-40, Tales of the

Teen Titans #41-44, Tales of the Teen Titan Annual #3

Superman: Speed Bullets

Superman Elseworlds: Speeding Bullets

 

Flash: The Return of Barry Allen

Flash Vol. 2 #73-79

The Golden Age

The Golden Age #1-4

Wonder Woman: Artemis

Wonder Woman Vol . 2 #0, 90-100.

 

In 2010, DC will present a series of Grant Morrison authored comics under the banner MULTIVERSITY, celebrating DC's recreated multiverse. Offered for your consideration are trade paperback collections in the theme of 2007's: Tales of the Multiverse featuring Earth-43. Please indicate your interest as:

 

High - Will buy immediately upon release

Medium - Will buy after perusal in store or online reviews

Low - Already own in alternate form or unfamiliar with material

None - Aware of material but not interested

 

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 2: Mr. And Mrs. Superman

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 2: Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman Vol 1. #228-243

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 2: Dr. Fate

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 2: Dark Knight Daughter Vol. 2

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 3: Crime Syndicate - JLA #29-30, SSOSV #13-14, DC Annual #1

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 5: SHAZAM!

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 18: Justice Riders - Justice Riders LS

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 32: In Darkest Knight - In Darkest Knight One-Shot

Tales of the Multiverse - Earth 37:Thrillkiller - Thrillkiller LS

 

Click the button below and you will see a FORM CONFIRMATION page indicating a successful submission.  Sweat not the tags. The may seem counterintuitive in places but I have left some "deliberate errors" to distinguish similar sounding choices for the compiler. The master key (which I have) is correct and your vote will be counted if FORM CONFIRMATION is what you see next.


And that's it! Please respond accurately. The results will be transmitted to DC's editorial officers for their consideration at a 2009 Archive and TPB meeting, selecting editions for publication in 2010. Check back here in a couple of weeks for the full results!

Fine Print: This survey is a private effort that is in no way endorsed or solicited by DC Comics or Time-Warner Communications. Selections reflect surveyor synthesis of user feedback, personal communications and public exchanges.  All data is communicated by the surveyor to the DC Collected Editions Office for their perusal and consideration. See the DC Archives Home Page for more information.  All images used under fair use consideration for non-commercial, illustrative purposes and are the sole trademark of DC Comics Inc. No duplication of any content of this form is permitted.