May 12, 2014
alias, Alias omnibus, brian michael bendis, Forbidden Planet International, jessica jones, luke cage, michael gaydos, peter parker, reprints, spider-man
Forbidden Planet International is offering the Alias omnibus at a very special pre-order price of just £45.00 – that’s a saving of 40% off the £75 RRP!
But you have to get there fast – that price ends this Wednesday 14th May 2014.
As previously reported, the reprint, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos, is released in September, and centres around Jessica Jones, superhero-turned-detective. She’s now best-known for marrying Luke Cage and featuring in the Avengers books.But she also grew up in High School with one Peter Parker. You may know the name…
I expect the price to go up to about £50.25 once the promotion is over.
Oh, and this might not be one for younger fans: there’s a lot of swearing and some sexual references too. Nonetheless, Alias is a much-loved series by one of Marvel’s biggest writers!
Check out FP.co.uk for that price.
April 25, 2014
Omnibus Information, Reprints
alias, avengers, brian michael bendis, david mack, jessica jones, luke cage, mark bagley, michael gaydos, reprints
The brilliant Marvel Omnibus reprints continue this summer – with Alias!
The series, helmed by Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers; Ultimate Spider-Man) and Michael Gaydos (Powerless; Daredevil: Redemption), focuses on Jessica Jones, superhero-turned-private-investigator. Now, she’s married to Luke Cage (Power Man) and crops up in the Avengers, but this omnibus reprint introduced her to the MU.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero. But not a very good one. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic, Jessica is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations — a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. This deluxe hardcover collects all 28 issues of super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis’ ALIAS — plus all-new, behind-the-scenes bonus material compiled in conjunction with the writer himself! In her inaugural arc, Jessica’s life immediately becomes expendable when she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero’s true identity. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Plus: Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town; goes on a date with the Astonishing Ant-Man; teams up with Jessica Drew; the original Spider-Woman; and confronts the demons of her past! Collects Alias #1-28 and What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers?
720 PGS./Explicit Content …$99.99″
It’s a surprisingly expensive collection, with a beautiful cover by David Mack and Mark Bagley.
It’s a very popular series and the original omnibus has been long out-of-print, so I expect this to be high on many people’s ‘To Buy’ list!
March 31, 2014
Bargains, Omnibus Information
avengers, hulk, infinity gauntlet, jim starlin, silver surfer, spider-man, thanos
Jim Starlin and George Perez’s epic Infinity Gauntlet is to be released in omnibus form on 2nd July 2014.
The 1,248-page book collects together all the issues of The Thanos Quest, Silver Surfer, Cloak & Dagger, and Quasar that lead up to the main event, as well as the titular six issue series, tie-ins (including The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man), plus two issues that deal with the aftermath – though bizarrely seems to exclude Warlock and the Infinity Watch. Here’s the official synopsis:
Death has released Thanos from her cold embrace, and he plans to repay her by murdering half the universe! But even as the Mad Titan gathers the six Infinity Gems from across the galaxy, assembling them into the Infinity Gauntlet and gaining truly godlike powers, a host of heroes gather to oppose him — including the Silver Surfer, Adam Warlock, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Dr. Strange and the Hulk! Even with Dr. Doom, Galactus and the universe’s cosmic powers aiding them, can Marvel’s mightiest possibly prevail against Thanos the all-powerful? At long last, the fan-favorite cosmic event is collected in its entirety!
Collecting Silver Surfer (1987) issues #34-38, #40 and #44-60; Thanos Quest #1-2; Infinity Gauntlet #1-6; Cloak And Dagger (1988) #18;Spider-Man (1990) #17; Incredible Hulk(1968) #383-385; Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #31-36; Quasar #26-27 and Sleepwalker #7. Written by Jim Starlin, Ron Marz, Terry Kavanagh, Ann Nocenti, Peter David, Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas, Mark Gruenwald and Bob Budiansky; pencilled by Ron Lim, George Perez, Todd Smith, Tom Raney, Dave Ross, Rick Leonardi, Dale Keown, Tony Dezuniga, Chris Marrinan, Dan Lawlis, Dave Hoover, Greg Capullo and Bret Blevins; with covers by George Perez and Jim Starlin.
At the moment, Forbidden Planet International has the best price, at £63.65 (though, no guarantees, there might be a further special offer available from their newsletters sometime in the future), with ForbiddenPlanet.com not far behind with a price of £65.55.
With an RRP of £95.00, Amazon UK hasn’t discounted it at all yet (their prices are particularly odd at the time of writing), and Amazon US has it listed for $96.11, a 23% saving of the American RRP of $125.00.
February 20, 2014
avengers, devil dinosaur, fury, garth ennis, guardians of the galaxy, jack kirby, karen gillan, marvel boy
Don’t worry: Annihilation will be released as an omnibus in May; nonetheless, the May solicitations from Marvel feature a few graphic novels omni-fans might be interested in.
The Devil Dinosaur omnibus has been long out-of-print, but those eager to read the Jack Kirby-helmed tale will want to snap up the upcoming 184-page Complete Collection book. Here’s the synopsis:
“The adventures of a boy and his dinosaur! At the dawn of human evolution, during a time when primitive man co-existed with the dinosaurs that dominated the Earth, a unique friendship is born — a friendship that may be the only thing that can save mankind! Meet Moon Boy and his Tyrannosaurus pal — the red-skinned Devil Dinosaur — as they face off against giant spiders, enormous ants, and rampaging dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes! And don’t forget the Small Folk, led by the warlord Seven Scars, who rejected Moon Boy for befriending the fearsome Devil — and who aim to dominate the forest by force! Throw in aliens from outer space, and you’ve got a timeless romp through the ages — delivered courtesy of the imagination of Jack “King” Kirby!
Collecting Devil Dinosaur #1-9.”
There’s also a bevvy of galactic spacey-wacey adventures, including Marvel Boy, Galactus the Devourer and Avengers: The Legacy of Thanos. Just in time for the Guardians of the Galaxy, featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace and the beautiful Karen Gillan!
And on a personal note, I highly advise you pick up Fury MAX: My War Gone By HC, which is simply brilliant: fantastic writing and gorgeous art throughout. Here’s what Marvel say:
“Written by GARTH ENNIS
Penciled by GORAN PARLOV
Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
Colonel Nick Fury, veteran CIA operative, has been at war for a lifetime. Now he sits alone in a dank hotel room, coughing his confession into a tape recorder, laying out a legacy of carnage stretching back to World War II. Because when that war ended, another one began — and Fury sought it out, regardless of the cost to those who loved him, including loyal George Hatherly, congressman Pug McCuskey and the beautiful Shirley DeFabio. From Indochina to Cuba, Vietnam to Nicaragua, Fury battled across the decades, encountering young Marine sniper Frank Castle and the nightmarish Barracuda — his constant lust for combat blinding him to all other concerns. But the end is coming. The debt is long past due. And Fury’s true legacy will soon be written in blood for all to see. Collecting Fury MAX #1-13.
312 PGS. Explicit Content.”
What are you itching to buy from the May Solicits?
January 4, 2014
Bargains, Omnibus Information
2014, jason aaron, wolverine, wolverine and the x-men, x-men
Perhaps due to the Christmas confusion, Forbidden Planet International still has its 40% off Wolverine and the X-Men Omnibus offer, which was supposed to go offline on 1st January!
So get there quickly – as in today, I’d advise! – bring its £75 RRP down to just £45.
Here’s the synopsis:
Blockbuster writer Jason Aaron’s incredible, hilarious and touching Wolverine & The X-Men run is collected in one oversized volume! Wolverine returns to Westchester to start over with a new school, a new student body and a lot of surprises! But can Logan — and a staff including Beast, Iceman, Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde, Storm, Husk and Doop — really lead the Children of the Atom into the future? Only if they survive the newHellfire Club, Krakoa, Sabretooth, an army of mischievous Bamfs, war with the Avengers, the Phoenix Five and more!
As new students join the school, including the time-displaced original X-Men, new threats emerge from Frankenstein’s Murder Circus, Wolverine’s half-brother Dog Logan, Mystique, the Hellfire Academy…and S.H.I.E.L.D.! Welcome to the Jean Grey School, Wolverine — hope you survive the experience! Collecting Wolverine And The X-Men #1-35, #38-42 and Annual #1; written by Jason Aaron; pencilled by Chris Bachalo, Nick Bradshaw, Jorge Molina, Mike Allred, Steven Sanders, David Lopez, Ramon Perez and Pepe Larraz, with cover artwork by Nick Bradshaw.
The 928-page book is will be released in June 2014.
December 31, 2013
Thanks to WordPress for making this nice little summation of 2013 on this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
But enough about 2013! What would you like to see on Make Mine A Marvel Omnibus in 2014…?
November 15, 2013
2014, Andrea Di Vito, andy lanning, annihilation, annihilus, ariel olivetti, Christos Gage, dan abnett, drax the destroyer, fantastic four, galactus, Giuseppe Camuncoli, may, mike mckone, nova, Renato Arlem, scott kolins, silver surfer, Simon Furman, thanos
Marvel has released details of an upcoming omnibus in their February solicitations; it’s a greatly-wanted book that’s expected to be published in May 2014 (though that’s unconfirmed for now…).
Written by Keith Giffen; Dan Abnett; Andy Lanning; Javier Grillo-Marxuach; Simon Furman; Christos Gage; and Stuart Moore.
Art by Mitch Breitweiser; Scott Kolins; Ariel Olivetti; Kev Walker; Renato Arlem; Greg Titus; Jorge Lucas; Andrea Di Vito; Giuseppe Camuncoli; and Mike McKone.
Cover art by Gabriele Dell’otto.
Marvel’s cosmic superstars return in explosive, widescreen sci-fi style! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! And as his unstoppable Annihilation Wave swarms into the Marvel Universe, demolishing all in its path, only a handful of heroes can resist the destruction! Nova learns the ways of war from Drax the Destroyer; the Silver Surfer seeks out his former master, Galactus, for aid; the Super-Skrull fights for his son’s life; and Ronan the Accuser faces Gamora and her woman warriors! Nova and Quasar’s army leads the charge — but as heroes fall and Annihilus rises, the universe’s one remaining hope may be Thanos, the Mad Titan!
Collects: Drax the Destroyer #1- 4; Annihilation: Prologue; Annihilation: Nova #1- 4; Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1- 4; Annihilation: Super-Skrull #1- 4; Annihilation: Ronan #1- 4; Annihilation #1- 6; Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus #1- 2; and Annihilation: Nova Corps Files.
RRP: $125 (Expected c. £75.)