Omnibus of the Week: New Avengers Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis

In my time doing these videos if there’s one I’ve been asked to talk about more than any other I think it’d have to be New Avengers, hands down. Published back in 2012 this Omnibus collects the first half of Bendis’ initial New Avengers series starting with the Avengers Disassembled arc and leading up to the cusp of the Secret Invasion storyline. Unfortunately, after three+ years Marvel hasn’t published a second volume to conclude that series. Regardless, I’m here to talk about why I dig this volume, and why you may dig it as well. I still hold out hopes that we’ll see that second volume one day…

Why Isn’t This An Omnibus? New Mutants by Chris Claremont

Hey all! In earlier podcasts you may remember me talking about how much I was loving reading through Chris Claremont’s run on the New Mutants. Well, not that I’ve finished that run and had time to mull it over I’ve made a video about it and why (and how) it should be collected as an Omnibus or two. Hope you all enjoy it!
Oh, and my pup drops by to make an appearance!

X-Men Readathon: The Upcoming Third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus

In one of the previous Collective podcasts that Chris, Wallace, Andy and myself did I ran down all the material that was to be collected in the recently announced third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus. In this video I talk about all that material as I had recently worked my way through it as part of my ongoing “X-Men Readathon” project, which I mention regularly on the podcast.
Enjoy my thoughts on this important era of Uncanny X-Men comics!

Why Isn’t This An Omnibus? Runaways Review

Hey all! Trying something a bit new here so I hope you all enjoy it. Usually my “review” videos are my “Omnibus of the Week” vids, but I wanted to give myself an outlet to review titles that I love but that haven’t gotten the Omni treatment yet, and the inaugural video in this line will be focusing on a series I particularly love… Runaways! In the video I talk about why I love the book, a bit of what it’s about, what makes it great, and a little bit of how I’d collect it if it ever did get the Omni treatment.
Thanks for watching!

Omnibus of the Week: Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 1

Hey all, I am back with another Omnibus of the Week! This time, however, I’m actually putting focus on an Absolute Edition recently released from DC/Vertigo- Warren Ellis and Darrick Robertson’s Absolute Transmetropolitan Volume 1! It’s an incredibly beautiful volume that I thought deserved some attention, so please check out my video overview of this well made collection!

Omnibus of the Week – Captain America: The Return of the Winter Soldier

Hey Omnibus Collectors! Finally, it’s time for me to talk about the long awaited final omnibus volume of Ed Brubaker’s run on Captain America. Collecting the entire Captain America and Bucky series, Brubaker’s run on the Winter Soldier ongoing series, and the remaining issues of Captain America (2011), this is a nice book stuffed with awesome material from a host of different creators. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoy making it!

Here is the original solicitation:

Ed Brubaker’s award-winning Captain America run concludes! As Captain America’s staunch ally Bucky, James Buchanan Barnes was one of America’s greatest heroes of WWII – until he was brainwashed into becoming the Soviet spy known as the Winter Soldier. Now, in the aftermath of FEAR ITSELF, James is the Winter Soldier again! When Russian sleeper agents awaken and old enemies resurface with new identities, Winter Soldier and Black Widow clash with Doctor Doom – and James must save the Widow from her own past! But even with help from Wolverine and Hawkeye, must Bucky sacrifice everything to save his love? Meanwhile, Captain America takes on Scourge and the Discordians, while a deadly villain from the past reveals a mystery spanning generations of heroes!
COLLECTING: Captain America and Bucky 620-628, Fear Itself 7.1: Captain America, Winter Soldier 1-5, Captain America (2011) 11-19, Winter Soldier 6-14

Omnibus of the Week: Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2

The wait for a third Uncanny X-Men Omnibus is still ongoing, but in the meantime as part of my big ol’ readathon of everything X-Men and X-Men related I’ve recently completed the second Uncanny X-Men Omnibus! There was a lot of material I was already familiar with from this volume like Dark Phoenix and Days of Future Past, but plenty of new things as well like the great Savage Land arc from Marvel Fanfare! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy hearing me talk about this great volume, and going forward with the readathon I’ll be talking about the material I’d have in a Vol. 3 and the first spin-off series… New Mutants!

Here is the original solicitation:

Chris Claremont, Dave Dockrum and John Byrne took a little reprint series called X-Men and turned it into the all-new, all-different titan that conquered comicdom. Now, you can experience the thrills and excitement of their classic tales from “The Dark Phoenix Saga” to “Days of Future Past” and so much more in this enormous omnibus! Including the debuts of X-Universe mainstays Emma Frost and Kitty Pryde, the threat of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, Magneto’s return, Wolverine’s first solo story and a rare Savage Land adventure — plus the original ending of “Dark Phoenix” and a host of bonus stories!
Collecting X-Men (1963) #132-141, Annual (1970) #4-5; The Uncanny X-Men (1981) #142-153; Avengers Annual (1967) #10; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #1-4; Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #26-27; Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100; Bizarre Adventures (1981) #27; Phoenix: The Untold Story (1984) #1; Published: April 16, 2014

Omnibus of the Week: The Trial of Captain America by Ed Brubaker

It’s the penultimate Omnibus collection of Ed Brubaker’s Captain America! Those of us collecting the run across the beautiful Omnibus editions had quite the wait between Cap Lives and this one, but it’s here, it’s awesome, and I’m finally getting around to making a video for it!

In this volume we see Bucky retain the role as Captain America, delivering some of my absolute favorite stories from Brubaker’s run. It’s a great volume, so check out this video and see why I love it so much!

Omnibus of the Week – Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont Vol. 1

This one was a LONG time coming…

Doubling as the sixth part of my X-Men Readathon videos, this week I talk about the first collection of one of the greatest runs in all of comics- Claremont’s X-Men! This is only the first chunk of the run that lasted from 1975-1991, but in this volume you can see the seeds planted for what will be the most defining era of Marvel’s Merry Mutants!

Omnibus of the Week: Captain America Lives by Ed Brubaker

With Marvel finally releasing the fifth and final Omnibus to Ed Brubaker’s amazing run on Captain America I thought it was high time to make a video for the third volume of the series, Captain America Lives! Coming right off the tails of The Death of Captain America Omnibus this book follows the adventures of Bucky Barnes as he’s come to be accepted in his role as the new Captain America… but with Steve Rogers making a return it looks like his tenure with the shield could be cut short!