RUN: 1980s. Titles include Superman, Batman, Batman v2 (Catwoman & Penguin), Joker, Flash, Team-Up, Golden Age, and 1950s. A 1960s volume was planned but I don't think it ever materialized.
OUTLINE: Purportedly the best stories of the above subjects. Except for the latter two, an attempt is made to cover all eras of DC history
STANDOUT VOLUMES: No volume stands out for me. The best stories are For The Man Who Has Everything (Superman); Half An Evil, To Kill a Legend, Autobiography of Bruce Wayne (Batman); No Evil Shall Escape My Sight, the Tomar-Re story, and the Superman/Swamp Thing team-up (Team-Up); and The Laughing Fish (Joker)
DUD VOLUMES: Again no entire dud volumes. I generally prefer the more recent stuff to the older stuff. The worst story was the Slam Bradley story in the Golden Age volume, which was mentioned even in
that volume as being very racist and sexist
OVERALL: I have a love-hate relationship with the Silver Age, where a sizable number of stories in these volumes come from (the obvious exception being Golden Age). On the one hand the creativity and imagination level is high. On the other hand the writing is often painful to read. I think these stories work well when you're younger, but don't always hold up as one's ear for dialogue develops. Even as a kid I had trouble imagining people going "Choke!" all the time. Perhaps the Silver Age would have been happier time still if the heroes were all given the Heimlich maneuver. I haven't singled out any specific stories from these volumes so fan in the Evaluation section because the majority of the stories aren't very memorable. At best, they evaporate quickly from memory after reading. It is, however, sad to note that even the historically significant ones (e.g. the first Flash/Flash team-up, the first JLA/JSA team-up) aren't really any more enjoyable to read on a strictly aesthetic sense than the less historical stuff. The best that can be said for such stories is that their primary form of enjoyment (for me) is to look at the hidden values and other unintentionally funny bits in the stories. That said there are some good Silver Age stories, but I didn't find any in this series. The Golden Age stories are less daft but a bit choppier. A bit interesting to read to see characters in their rawest form, but with rare exceptions such as  Plastic Man or the Mist's debut (in the Golden Age volume itself) and today. Later work tends to be about 50-50 good and bad. You generally can't go too far wrong on the Rogers era Batman stories or any stories with the O'Neill/Adams team. Other stories such as the Creeper story in the Joker volume aren't worth going out of your way to read.
RECOMMENDED ON NOT? If you get these on sale, you might want to pick them up for the better stories, but as a whole, not recommended.
CONTINUITY NOTES: Most of the stories have gone by the wayside or been severely altered continuity-wise