Marvel’s July 2011 solicitations have been released, including a hefty 400-page Dark Avengers HC, a Marvel Art of Mike Deodato tome, and a Spider-man: The Death of Jean DeWolff premiere hardcover… and an Acts of Vengeance Crossovers omnibus!
The HC follows the December 2010 release of Acts of Vengeance, which collects the main titles from the 1989/90 event, including Avengers #311-313, Thor #411-413, and Amazing Spider-man #326-329. But, with a massive 744 pages, further titles in the Marvel Universe-spanning crossover had to be collected together in this separate release. Totalling 752 pages, this omnibus will be available with two variant covers, by Alan Davis and Rob Liefeld, and collect… wait for it…
- Fantastic Four (1961) #334-336;
- Wolverine (1988) #19-20;
- Dr. Strange, Sorceror Supreme (1988) #11-13;
- Incredible Hulk (1968) #363;
- Punisher (1987) #28-29;
- Punisher War Journal (1988) #12-13;
- Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989) #8-10;
- Daredevil (1964) #275-276;
- Power Pack (1984) #53;
- Alpha Flight (1983) #79-80;
- New Mutants (1983) #84-86;
- Uncanny X-Men #256-258;
- X-Factor (1986) #49-50;
- Damage Control (1989) #1-4;
- Web Of Spider-Man #64-65.
In a plan orchestrated by Thor’s evil half-brother, Loki, the villains of the MU decide to take revenge on all those times when they’ve been defeated. Where else can you see Power Pack take on Typhoid Mary, Dr. Strange tangling with the Hobgoblin, Daredevil fighting Ultron and Iron Man teaming up with… Doctor Doom?!
Featuring the work of such names as Walter Simonson, Roy Thomas, Ann Nocenti, Ron Lim, Jim Lee, Sal Velluto and John Romita Jr., the omnibus has an RRP of £75, but there are a few deals to be had out there already!
True to form, forbiddenplanet.com hasn’t got it listed yet, but forbiddenplanet.co.uk has a fantastic 40% off on the Alan Davis cover (now a brilliant £45), if you order before 9TH FEBRUARY. They have a history of these amazing fortnight-only offers (see 40% Off The X-Men and 40% Off Captain America), and I usually advise you to order, order, order. But this time, amazon.co.uk have crept in and stolen their thunder… perhaps. Despite not listing the alternative covers – or, indeed, having a photo of either cover yet – they have an amazing pre-order price of just £38.25! But there is a problem. Amazon seems to think its RRP is actually £45. They’re pretty notorious with their prices; seriously, just google ‘amazon marvel omnibus sale’ and see the mayhem and confusion for yourselves. So can they be trusted? They don’t usually honour sales when they’ve messed up, but maybe this time, they’re being genuine.
The safe bet? Forbiddenplanet.co.uk. The possibly-worthwhile risk? Amazon.co.uk.
Let me know if you’ve pre-ordered!