Treasuries - France
is, along with Brazil, the foreign country that has
published the most DC treasury editions in the world.
Back in the 70s, a French publisher called "Sagedition"launched
several DC treasuries almost immediately after the original
editions came out in the USA. Like EBAL in Brazil, Sagedition
gave preference to the treasuries with original material.
published in the treasury format--"Grand"
format in France--the following books:- Superman
Contre Spider-Man (1976), Superman Contre
Cassius Clay(1978), Superman Contre Wonder Woman
(1978), Superboy Et La Legion Des Superheros
(1979), Superman Le Film (1979), and Superman
Contre Shazam! (1980).
Now this is interesting: In 1981, Sagedition published,
in Grand format, a book that--as far as I know--has
never been published in that size in any other country,
including the USA: The Untold Legend of the Batman
#s 1-3, called La Legende Inconnue De Batman!
Sagedition also publsihed in magazine size--"Format
Normal" in France--two other treasuries: Superman
Contre Flash (1979), and Batman Contre Hulk
Le Temeraire In
1999, a company called Le Temeraire published the first
of the Alex Ross/Paul Dini treasuries. It was called
Superman: Paix Sur Terre and it's in hardcover.
Productions was reponsible for the next three Ross/Dini
books, all in hardcover as well: Batman: Guerre Au
Crime, Shazam!: Lutte Pour L'Espoir, and Wonder
Woman: Verite Triomphante. They also republished
Paix Sur Terre. That
same year, they also published a hardcover edition of
JLA: Heaven's Ladder called JLA: Ascension.
Books was the last publishing company
to launch French versions of the Ross/Dini books, and
in 2004 they published JLA: Justice Et Liberte
in softcover. Their version of Superman/Fantastic
Four was published with the subtitle Destruction
Facts!: In 1978, Muhammad Ali was better
known by his Christian name in France, and that's why
the French version of All-New Collector's Edition
C56 is called Superman Contre Cassius Clay.
Each Soliel edition of Batman:
Guerre Au Crime and Superman:
Paix Sur Terre has an extra art gallery
at the end of the book: the original paintings that
compose, one by one, the holographic covers of the Superman
Forever and Batman: No Man's Land one-shots.
'Nuff said, and au revoir, mon amis!
far as I know, this recently-found Sagedition
'Grand format' Buck Rogers treasury reprints
Marvel's movie adaptation!
Just added is a cover scan of a recent, smaller edition
of the Batman vs. Hulk treasury comic!