Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus HC, Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1, Marvel 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set, Saga HC, Wolverine: Epic Collection, Steve Ditko Shorts, Complete Junior and Sunny by Al Feldstein, Jack Kirby Mister Miracle: Artist’s Edition HC, Kevin Smith’s Green Arrow Absolute Edition, The Green Lantern by Geoff Johns Omnibus Volume 1 and Nightwing Vol. 1: Bludhaven TP vs. Nightwing: A Knight In Bludhaven TP
But now we get the Granddaddy…our first look at the Marvel 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set. You’ll recall that Marvel teased us back in April with this set and I even lamented on the podcast that there may be a misprint on the spine with the Not Brand Echh volume. I still can’t tell if that’s fixed, but at least we have a better idea of what the package will look like.
What do you guys think? Are you going to get it?
In celebration of Marvel Comics’ 75th Anniversary, Marvel proudly presents a deluxe collection of its 10 mightiest Masterworks hardcovers – plus the all-new, long-in-demand NOT BRAND ECHH VOL. 1 and the AVENGERS 75TH ANNIVERSARY BY ALEX ROSS POSTER signed by none other than Stan “The Man” Lee!
“This is one of the most epic collections Marvel has ever compiled. Not only do these Masterworks retell the origins of Marvel’s iconic heroes, but they are collected and presented in a gorgeous slipcase built to resemble the historic Avengers Mansion,” says David Gabriel, SVP Sales and Marketing. “If that wasn’t enough, this collection is coupled with a beautiful poster signed by Stan Lee. It doesn’t get grander then this!”
Each titanic tome in this limited-edition boxed set features a newly designed cover treatment and interlocking spine artwork, and the slipcase itself is patterned after stately Avengers Mansion!
MARVEL FAMOUS FIRSTS: 75TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERWORKS SLIPCASE SET arrives in local comic book retailers September 3rd and contains the following monumental Marvel collected moments:
CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HC
264 pgs. – collecting Tales of Suspense #59-81
DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 HC
256 pgs. – collecting Daredevil #1-11
DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 HC
328 pgs. – collecting Strange Tales #110-111 and #114 – 141, and Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2
NOT BRAND ECHH VOL. 1 HC
456 pgs. – collecting Not Brand Echh #1-13; and material from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5, Avengers Annual #2, Daredevil Annual #1, Fantastic Four Annual #5 and Sgt. Fury Annual #4.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC
272 pgs. – collecting Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-10.
THE AVENGERS VOL. 1 HC
248 pgs. – collecting Avengers #1-10
THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC
272 pgs. – collecting Fantastic Four #1-10
THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 HC
176 pgs. – collecting Hulk #1-6
THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 1 HC
208 pgs. – collecting Tales of Suspense #39-50
THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 1 HC
280 pgs. – collecting Journey into Mystery #83-100
THE X-MEN VOL. 1 HC
248 pgs. – collecting X-Men #1-10
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Hardcover: 3,016 pages
Product Dimensions: 19 x 16.8 x 13.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 33.4 pounds
On Sale: September, 3rd
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Just days ago we got a glimpse of both the Regular and Variant covers to the upcoming Star Wars Omnibus Volume 1.
Now Marvel has taken it a step further with announcing their massive Dark Horse Comics reprint project as part of their Epic line. These are bulky, color trade paperbacks that retail for $34.99, or some some cases $39.99. Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1 will be released in April 2015 and will collect the following:
Star Wars: Republic 78-80
Star Wars: Purge 1
Star Wars: Purge — Seconds To Die 1
Star Wars: Purge — The Hidden Blade 1
Star Wars: Purge — The Tyrant’S Fist 1-2
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Lost Command 1-5
Star Wars: Dark Times 1-5
Now then, If you have been collecting Star Wars comics by way of Dark Horse’s Omnibus line, then you’ll see a little redundancy. Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1 collects:
Star Wars: Republic 79-80
Star Wars: Dark Times 1-5
Star Wars: Dark Times 6-10
Star Wars: Dark Times 11-12
Star Wars: Dark Times: Blue Harvest 0 (taking place before #13)
Getting back to the Epic book, the theme of this trade is The Rise of Darth Vader as, Star Wars: Republic 78: Loyalties marks the first time since Revenge Of The Sith that Anakin is in full Vader gear.
If my projection is correct, Volume 2 should collect Dark Times 0, 6-32 and the three other Darth Vader mini-series: The Ghost Prison 1-5, The Ninth Assassin 1-5 and Cry Of Shadows 1-4, as none of those were collected in Dark Horse’s Omnibus series.
I’m one of those Star Wars comics geeks that own every single issue – old school Marvel, Dark Horse, several variants and off-shoot one-shots, so I’m not sure if I’ll be getting those collection or even the Omnibus, but you never know,…they may be too nice to pass up.
COLLECTING: STAR WARS: REPUBLIC 78-80, STAR WARS: PURGE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — SECONDS TO DIE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE HIDDEN BLADE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE TYRANT’S FIST 1-2, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND 1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 1-5
AUTHOR: JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN, ALEXANDER FREED
ARTIST: LUKE ROSS , DOUGLAS WHEATLEY, JIM HALL, CHRIS SCALF, MARCO CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA, RICK LEONARDI
After weeks of anticipation Marvel has released the Greg Hildebrandt (Direct Market) cover for the Star Wars Omnibus Volume 1.
Now we can get a look at them side by side.
Personally, I like the Howard Chaykin one.
Ditko’s Shorts HC, 112 pages, $24.99, collects 38 stories that are no longer than 3 pages in length and spans every genre including horror, science fiction horror, fantasy and even comedy. This is just another fine book to add to your growing Steve Ditko library from Yoe Books.
I’m not at all familiar with Complete Junior and Sunny by Al Feldstein, 400 pages, $49.99, but with this new and complete collection I soon will be. In doing a little research, both Junior and Sunny (frm Fox) were competitors, of sorts to Archie and featured teenagers with romance and comedy. Sunny ran from December 1947 to June 1948 with issues numbering #11-#14. It picked up from Cosmo Cat (1946) and was cancelled in favor of Western True Crime (1948). Junior ran from September 1947 to July 1948 with issues #9-#16. This book picked was up from Li’l Pan (1946) and was cancelled for Western Outlaws (1948 series).
Lastly, there’s the Jack Kirby Mister Miracle: Artist’s Edition HC, 200 pages, $95. This volume will collect collects seven nearly complete Mister Miracle stories, including issues #2, 3, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 and more. Every serious reprint enthusiast should own at least one Artist Edition. They are big, glorious and worth every penny. In fact, if you buy one, you may be budgeting for more in the future.