Hi! Welcome to The Marvel Omnibus Guide!
This site will provide you with all the latest information on Marvel Comics’ omnibus editions, including:
- Creator information:
From writers to inkers, artists to editors, seek out Lee and Ditko’s Amazing Spider-man run, or go with something a bit more contemporary like Ed Brubaker’s Immortal Iron Fist.
- How much you should expect to pay (and sell):
Forget RRPs. The world of the omnibus is a mad one; one day, you can pay massive prices for that out-of-print (OOP) edition and the next, Amazon have gone crazy and are selling them all off for a quarter of their actual price. Seek out those deals and make sure you’re not ripped off. Please remember, all conversion rates (£ and $) are correct at time.
- Updated price list:
A frequently-updated list of omnibuses (both previously-released and on pre-order), finding you the best deal on the ‘net!
- Background information:
What influenced each story? And what’s happening in the character’s world? Is the character popular in this medium, and how fast do they go out-of-print?
- Release dates:
Plan out your pre-orders, and compare the best prices. Marvel’s pretty notorious with these, but all the latest solicits will be as accurate as they can be!
- Issue numbers and page counts:
Fill in those missing runs, and get quantity as well as quality; something to consider when spending £75 on one!
- Follow-up omnibuses:
What to read next. After finishing Bendis and Maleev’s complete Daredevil, go straight to Brubaker and Lark’s run, or learn when the next one’s coming out, and what tie-ins are available.
- Why it’s important, and why you should read it:
Whether it’s a character-defining run, a massive milestone, or just a script by Frank Miller, learn why each omnibus is special, and why it should grab you.
I’m Philip Bates, a freelance writer, who just loves Marvel. In fact, I’ve loved Marvel since the age of three, influenced by the 1990s Spider-man and X-Men television series. My favourite characters and creators change every day, but I’ve always loved John Romita Jr., especially his Spider-man run alongside J. Michael Straczynski. My first omnibus was Daredevil by Bendis and Maleev, but my most sought-after is the first volume of Miller’s run on the same character.
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