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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.

You can find out more at:

prbates.wordpress.com

Or email me on:

prbates36@hotmail.co.uk

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicola
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 11:19:12

    Hi there,
    in case you didnt know it by now , there is a HUGE 1200 page whopping
    NEW AVENGERS OMNIBUS coming in Autumn

    Product Details
    Hardcover: 1208 pages
    Publisher: Marvel (September 19, 2012)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0785164898
    ISBN-13: 978-0785164890

    BR
    Nicola

    Reply

    • prbates
      Mar 16, 2012 @ 12:56:11

      Sounds great. Thanks very much for letting me know. I’ll investigate…

      Reply

  2. Nicola
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 14:06:29

    me again here …
    in case you didnt know , there is a
    DEADPOOL BY JOE KELLY OMNIBUS HC
    1160 PGS. $125 // ISBN: 978-0-7851-8559-8

    Collecting DEADPOOL (1997) #1-33, #-1 and #0, DAREDEVIL/DEADPOOL ANNUAL ’97, DEADPOOL/DEATH ANNUAL ’98, BABY’S FIRST DEADPOOL BOOK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #47 and #611, and material from DEADPOOL (2008) #900.

    solicited in OCTOBER 2013 😉 / heres the lnk
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=46555

    dunno if they will split it in 2 vol.s
    like they did with the NEW AVENGERS one
    guess / hope not…

    Reply

    • prbates
      Jul 22, 2013 @ 14:20:17

      Hey Nicola,

      Thanks for your comment. That’s quite a coincidence: my next post is going to be on this – but I lost the link! So thanks very much. 🙂

      And thanks for reading my blog too; appreciate it.

      P.

      Sent from my iPhone

      Reply

  3. Nicola
    Jul 22, 2013 @ 14:29:55

    youre welcome / I Like your Blog / and Omnibiis as well
    : )

    Reply

  4. Aaron Saylor
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 02:14:40

    Hello,

    I love your blog! I just found this on Amazon.com and wanted to share…

    I haven’t seen this commented anywhere yet – although I freely admit it could be elsewhere – but looks like Marvel has finally set a date and detail for Uncanny X-Men omnibus volume 2!

    April of 2014 – COLLECTING: THE X-MEN 132-141, ANNUAL 4-5, THE UNCANNY X-MEN 142-153, THE AVENGERS ANNUAL 10, MARVEL FANFARE 1-4, MARVEL TREASURY EDITION 26-27, MARVEL TEAM-UP 100, BIZARRE ADVENTURES 27 & PHOENIX: THE UNTOLD STORY 1

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Uncanny-X-Men-Omnibus-Volume/dp/0785185720/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377914843&sr=8-2&keywords=uncanny+x-men+omnibus

    Reply

    • prbates
      Sep 12, 2013 @ 12:49:35

      Thanks, Aaron!

      Hope to report on this and a few others soon.

      Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      Reply

  5. Aaron Saylor
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 02:18:06

    I’ve also seen this one a few places, but in case you haven’t heard… http://marvel1980s.blogspot.com/2013/08/spider-man-by-roger-stern-omnibus-on.html

    Reply

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