June 2011’s Pre-order Price List.

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Here’s June 2011’s pre-order price list, once more for posterity. These can now be found on the normal price list, with an updated pre-order list. Which have you got, and which will you get…?

Art by Jack Kirby.

Acts of Vengeance Crossovers.

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; and Web Of Spider-Man #64-65.

Amazon.co.uk: £27.65.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £51.74.

Amazing Spider-man By Michelinie and McFarlane.

Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #296-329 and material from Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #10.

Amazon.co.uk: £63.75.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £51.74.

Dark Tower: Slipcase Edition.

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born #1-7, The Long Road Home #1-5, Treachery #1-6, Sorcerer #1, The Fall Of Gilead #1-6 and The Battle Of Jericho Hill #1-5.

Amazon.co.uk: £93.50.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £73.70.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £77.63.

Evolutionary War.

Material from X-Factor Annual #3, Punisher Annual #1, Silver Surfer Annual #1, New Mutants Annual #4, Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1964) #22, Fantastic Four Annual #21, Uncanny X-Men Annual (1970) #12, Web Of Spider-Man Annual #4, West Coast Avengers Annual #3, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8 and Avengers Annual #17.

Amazon.co.uk: £47.59.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £37.51.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £38.63.

X-Men By Claremont and Lee Volume 1.

Uncanny X-Men #244-269, X-Men Annual (1970) #13 and Classic X-Men #39.

Amazon.co.uk: £52.50.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £63.65.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £64.85.

Wolverine By JasonAaron.

Wolverine (2003) #56 and #62-65; Wolverine: Manifest Destiny #1-4; Wolverine: Weapon X #1-16; Dark Reign: The List Wolverine; and material from Wolverine (2003) #73-74, Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 and Wolverine (1988) #175.

Amazon.co.uk: £52.50.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £51.74.

X-Statix.

X-Force (1991) #116-129, Brotherhood #9, X-Statix #1-26, Wolverine/Doop #1-2, X-Statix Presents Dead Girl #1-5 and material from X-Men Unlimited (1993) #41, I [Heart] Marvel: My Mutant Heart and Nation X #4.

Amazon.co.uk: £57.16.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £63.65. (£57.00 until 15th June 2011.)

Forbiddenplanet.com: £64.85.

Fantastic Four By John Byrne.

Marvel Team-Up (1972) #61-62, Marvel Two-In-One #50, Fantastic Four (1961) #215-218, #220-221, #232-262 and Annual #17, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #42, Avengers (1963) #233, Thing (1983) #2, and Alpha Flight (1983) #4.

Amazon.co.uk: £45.72.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £63.65. (£57.00 until 8th June 2011.)

Forbiddenplanet.com: £64.85.

The Avengers.

Unknown Content.

Amazon.co.uk: £45.72.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

X-Men By Claremont and Lee Volume 2.

Unknown Content.

Amazon.co.uk: £61.73.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

UPDATED: 6th June 2011.

NOTES:

All details set to change.

Bold:     Best deal.

–:           Omnibus not available/ OOP (out-of-print)

Underlined:        Variant edition only. Generally, variants copies have a more limited printing, so are rarer to purchase.

Things to remember:

Look at regular blog for deals at other stores, like whsmith.co.uk, and waterstones.com.

All prices are correct at time of update. Prices do not include postage and packaging.

June 2011’s Price List

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Here’s June 2011’s price list, for the sake of posterity. Take a look at the new price list, and let me know your thoughts.

From Fantastic Four #243. Art by John Byrne.

Fantastic Four Volume 1 Fantastic Four #01- 30, and Annual #01.

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Alias.    

Alias #01- 28, and What if… Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers?

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Uncanny X-Men Volume 1.       

Giant-Size X-Men #01, Uncanny X-Men #94- 131, and Annual #03.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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The Eternals.    

The Eternals #01- 19, and Annual #01.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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New X-Men.    

New X-Men #114- 154, and Annual 2001.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Daredevil By Frank Miller Volume 1.     

Daredevil #158- 161, #163- 190.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Amazing Spider-man Volume 1.

Amazing Spider-man #01- 38, Annual #01-02, and stories from Amazing Fantasy #15, Fantastic Four Annual #01, and Strange Tales Annual #02.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Silver Surfer.

Silver Surfer #01- 18.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Fantastic Four Volume 2.

Fantastic Four #31- 60, and Annual #02-04.

Amazon.co.uk: —

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Devil Dinosaur.

Devil Dinosaur #01- 09.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Amazing Fantasy.

Amazing Adventures #01- 06, Amazing Adult Fantasy #07- 14, and Amazing Fantasy #15.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Captain America By Ed Brubaker Volume 1.

Captain America #01- 25, 65th Anniversary Special and Winter Soldier: Winter Kills.

Amazon.co.uk: £41.89.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Daredevil Companion By Frank Miller.

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-man #27- 28, Daredevil #219, #226- 233, Daredevil: Love and War, and Daredevil: Man Without Fear #01- 05.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Invincible Iron Man Volume 1.

Stories from Tales of Suspense #39- 83.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £48.75.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Incredible Hulk.

Hulk #01- 06, Incredible Hulk #102, and stories from Tales to Astonish #58- 101.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Howard the Duck.

Howard The Duck #1-33, Annual #1, Adventure Into Fear #19, Man-Thing #1 and stories from Giant-Size Man-Thing #4-5 & Marvel Treasury Edition #12.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Daredevil By Bendis and Maleev Volume 1.

Daredevil #16- 19, #26- 50, and #56- 60.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Elektra.

Elektra: Assassin #01- 08, Elektra Lives Again, and stories from Bizarre Adventures #28 and What if? #35.

Art by Bill Sienkiewicz. If you didn't know that, you're an animal.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Tomb of Dracula Volume 1.

Tomb of Dracula #1-31, Werewolf by Night #15, Giant-Size Chillers #1, and Giant-Size Dracula #2-4.    

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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The Punisher.

Punisher (2000) #1-12, ‘Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe’, Marvel Knights Double Shot #1 and Punisher (2001) #1-7, 13-37.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Secret Wars.

SecretWars #1-12, Thor #383, She-Hulk (2004) #10, and What If? (1989) #4 & #114.

Amazon.co.uk: £48.39.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Wolverine.

Marvel Comics Presents #1-10, #72-84; Incredible Hulk #180-182, #340; Marvel Treasury Edition #26; Best of Marvel Comics HC; Wolverine (1982) #1-4, (1988) #1-10; Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6; Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1; Marvel Age Annual #4; and Punisher War Journal #6-7.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

The X-Men Volume 1.

X-Men #1-31.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Secret Wars 2.

Secret Wars II #1-9; New Mutants #30 and #36-37; Captain America #308; Uncanny X-Men #196 and #202-203; Iron Man #197; Fantastic Four #282, #285, #288 and #316-319; Web of Spider-Man #6; Amazing Spider-Man #268 and #273-274; Daredevil #223; Incredible Hulk #312; Avengers #260-261and #265-266; Dazzler #40; Alpha Flight #28; Thing #30; Doctor Strange #74; Cloak and Dagger #4; Power Pack #18; Thor #363; Power Man and Iron Fist #121; Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #111; Defenders #152; Deadpool Team-Up #1, and Quasar #8.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Daredevil By Ed Brubaker Volume 1.

Daredevil #82-105.

Art by Michael Lark.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Immortal Iron Fist.

Immortal Iron Fist #1-16, Civil War: Choosing Sides, Annual #1, Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death, and The Origin of Danny Rand.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £37.51.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

The Ultimates.

Ultimates #1-13, Ultimates 2 #1-13, Ultimates Annual #1, and Ultimates 2 #1 Variant Sketch Edition.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

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Captain Britain.

Marvel Super-Heroes (UK) #377-388, The Daredevils (UK) #1-11, Captain America #305-306, Mighty World of Marvel (UK) #7-16, Captain Britain (UK) #1-14, and New Mutants Annual #2.

Amazon.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Astonishing X-Men.

Astonishing X-Men #1-24, and Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1.

Amazon.co.uk: £39.24.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: —

Forbiddenplanet.com: £44.16.

Golden Age of Marvel.

Marvel Comics #1, and Marvel Mystery Comics #2-12.

Amazon.co.uk: £64.21.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £63.65.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

The Death of Captain America.

Captain America #25-42.

Amazon.co.uk: £30.77.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £33.59.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Tomb of Dracula Volume 2.

Tomb Of Dracula #32-70, Dr. Strange #14 and Giant-Size Dracula #5.

Amazon.co.uk: £51.47.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Daredevil By Bendis and Maleev Volume 2.

Daredevil #61-#81, What If Karen Page Had Lived?, and Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #6-#8.

Amazon.co.uk: £63.75.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Invincible Iron Man Volume 2.

Tales of Suspense #84-99, Iron Man & Sub-Mariner #1, and Iron Man #1-25.

Amazon.co.uk: £45.41.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Daredevil By Ed Brubaker Volume 2.

Daredevil #106-119 & #500, Daredevil Annual #1 and Blood of the Tarantula.

Amazon.co.uk: £47.59.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £37.51.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Tomb of Dracula Volume 3.

Tomb Of Dracula Magazine #1-6, Frankenstein Monster #7-9 and Dracula Lives! #1-13.

Amazon.co.uk: £51.84.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £51.74.

Thor By J. Michael Straczynski.

Fantastic Four #536-537, Thor #1-12 & #600-603 and Thor Giant-Size Finale.

Amazon.co.uk: £28.49.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £32.82.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £33.80.

Ghost Rider By Jason Aaron.

Ghost Rider #20-35 and Ghost Riders: Heaven’s On Fire #1-6.

Amazon.co.uk: £26.59.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £25.45.

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Squadron Supreme.

Squadron Supreme #1-12, Captain America #314 and Squadron Supreme: Death Of A Universe.

Amazon.co.uk: £30.03.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £37.51.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Women of Marvel.

Tales To Astonish (1959) #51-58, X-Men (1963) #57, Night Nurse #1-4, Cat #1-4, Marvel Team-Up (1972) #8, Giant-Size Creatures #1, Marvel Premiere #42, Shanna The She-Devil (1972) #1-5, Ka-Zar: Lord Of The Hidden Jungle #2, Daredevil (1964) #108-112, Marvel Two-In-One #3, Marvel Graphic Novel #12, #16 & #18, Firestar #1-4, Sensational She-Hulk: Ceremony #1-2, Captain Marvel (1989) #1, Captain Marvel (1994) #1, Millie The Model #100, Patsy And Hedy Annual #1, Solo Avengers #9, Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #36 and Marvel Fanfare #59.

Amazon.co.uk: £66.32.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £63.65.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Acts of Vengeance.

Avengers (1963) #311-313, Annual #19, Avengers Spotlight #26-29, Avengers West Coast #53-55, Captain America (1968) #365-367, Iron Man (1968) #251-252, Quasar #5-7, Thor (1966) #411-413, Cloak & Dagger (1988) #9, Amazing Spider-Man (1962) #326-329, Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #158-160, and Web of Spider-Man #59-61.

Amazon.co.uk: £63.75.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

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The Mighty Thor.

Journey Into Mystery #83-120 and Annual #1.

Art by Jack Kirby - obviously!

Amazon.co.uk: £56.13.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Captain America Lives!

Captain America (2005) #43-50, #600-601, Reborn #1-5 and Reborn Digital Prologue.

Amazon.co.uk: £34.37.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £32.82.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Atlantis Attacks.

Silver Surfer Annual #2, Iron Man Annual #10, Marvel Comics Presents #26, Uncanny X-Men Annual #13, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23, Punisher Annual #2, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9, Daredevil Annual #5, Avengers Annual #18, New Mutants #76, New Mutants Annual #5, X-Factor Annual #4, Web Of Spider-Man Annual #5, Avengers West Coast #56, Avengers West Coast Annual #4, Thor Annual #14 and Fantastic Four Annual #22.

Amazon.co.uk: £36.62.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £37.51.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Captain America By Jack Kirby.

Captain America #193-214, Annual #3-4 & Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles.

Amazon.co.uk: £33.37.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £37.51.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Thor By Walter Simonson.

Thor #337-355, #357-369, #371-382 and Balder the Brave #1-4.

Amazon.co.uk: £57.60.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £63.65.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £64.85.

X-Men Volume 2.

X-Men #31-66 and Avengers #53.

Amazon.co.uk: £52.50.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

X-Men: Fall of the Mutants.

New Mutants (1983) #55-61, Uncanny X-Men #220-227, X-Factor (1986) #18-26, Captain America (1968) #339, Daredevil (1964) #252, Fantastic Four (1961) #312, Incredible Hulk (1968) #336-337 & #340 and Power Pack (1984) #35.

Amazon.co.uk: £52.50.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: —

Captain America Volume 1.

Stories from Tales of Suspense #59-99 and Captain America #100-113.

Amazon.co.uk: £31.50.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk: £50.25.

Forbiddenplanet.com: £51.74.

UPDATED: 6th June 2011.

NOTES:

All details set to change.

Bold:     Best deal.

–:           Omnibus not available/ OOP (out-of-print)

Underlined:        Variant edition only. Generally, variants copies have a more limited printing, so are rarer to purchase.

Some items are not in stock at forbiddenplanet.com, but are, apparently, available to order. I have decided not to include these prices as there is no guarantee that you will get the omnibus (drawing on numerous personal experiences), despite their expected delivery of omnibuses within 21 days. If you want to risk it – bearing in mind that they do not normally let you know if they can get the omnibus in – please see the forbiddenplanet.com website.

Things to remember:

Look at regular blog for deals at other stores, like whsmith.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, and waterstones.com. Please see the Pre-Order Price List for upcoming releases.

All prices are correct at time of update. Prices do not include postage and packaging.

2011 in review

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Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2012 is a great year for all – with plenty of omnibus goodness.

WordPress has been nice enough to prepare a 2011 annual report for Make Mine A Marvel Omnibus…

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks to everyone who has looked at my site – hey, that’s you! – but especially to those who have left comments and/or subscribed. It really is appreciated.

Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see on this blog in 2012 – and beyond!

“What Would Spidey Do?”: 40% off Spider-man!

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If you’re a fan of Spider-man – and who isn’t?! – get over to Forbiddenplanet.co.uk for a massive 40% saving off March’s Untold Tales of Spider-man omnibus. With an RRP of £75, by clicking on the link below you can pre-order it for £45:

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=66705

Cover B By Pat Olliffe

Get there now though – the offer ends on Wednesday 12th October 2011! It only applies to Cover B… but it’s by the excellent Pat Olliffe, so if you have a problem with that, there’s probably something wrong with you. Olliffe also provides Cover A; so it’s win-win!

The 800-page omnibus collects Amazing Fantasy #16-18 (from 1995), Untold Tales Of Spider-Man #1-25, #-1, Annual 1996-1997 and Strange Encounter, plus material from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #37, and is written by Kurt Busiek, G.L. Lawrence, Tom DeFalco, Roger Stern and Fred Hembeck. There’s a plethora of fantastic artists too, including: Pat Olliffe, Paul Lee, Greg Loundon, Ron Frenz, Bob McLeod, Mike Allred, Tom Lyle, and John Romita.

Cover A... also by Pat Olliffe!

It’s expected around 14th March, and features some of the supposedly-‘lost’ stories of Peter Parker as the wall crawling menace.

If you wanna see what’s included in this omnibus, take a look here:

http://spiderfan.org/comics/title/spiderman_untold_tales.html

Really does look awesome, huh?

The seriously cool cover to Untold Tales of Spider-man #15

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk also have Cover A for £48.70, while Amazon.co.uk has Cover B for this price too. Forbiddenplanet.com has the highest price for both covers at £51.74. WHSmiths.co.uk has it on pre-order for £49.50.

In other news…

 

Amazon.co.uk has revealed a really big teaser of things to come: they’ve got an omnibus pre-order for April 2012… Ultimate Comics Avengers By Mark Millar. Of course, the range has previous with the Ultimates omnibus, which is now long out-of-print. Here’s the blurb, straight off Amazon:

“All of superstar Mark Millar’s Ultimate Avengers sagas, collected in one oversized volume! In a bid to learn the truth about the devious Red Skull, Captain America goes rogue and S.H.I.E.L.D. commissions a new group of Avengers to bring him in. But can Nick Fury, Hawkeye, War Machine, Red Wasp, the new Black Widow and Nerd Hulk hope to keep Cap from his mission? Then: a 7-foot-tall biker with a flaming skull has been brutally murdering rich and powerful men across America, and the White House orders the Avengers to take down the Ghost Rider by any means necessary.”

Apparently a 608-page HC, the book has an RRP of £55.99, but they have it for £47.59. If they’re right, I’m looking forward to this one; what do you think, everyone?

“The Old Order Changeth!”: 40% off the Avengers!

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“And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, but their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then—for now, the Avengers Assemble!”

Avengers #16

I haven’t been this excited about an omnibus in a while.

February 2012 sees the release of The Avengers omnibus, collecting Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck’s Avengers #1- 30, which introduces several characters including Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man and, of course, the re-introduction of Captain America! (It’s odd, however, that the omnibus finishes at #30; Lee went on to write and edit until issue 35.) The HC will be the equivalent of buying the first three volumes of the Marvel Masterworks: Avengers editions.

Art by Jack "The King" Kirby!

The 728-page book has an RRP of £75, but anyone after the Jack Kirby DM – that’s Direct Market – cover (a re-coloured version of Avengers #01) should go to forbiddenplanet.co.uk for a 40% saving:

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=66206

The offer stands until 21st September; as anyone with a calendar in their peripheral will know… that’s tomorrow, so get over there straight away!

The DM Kirby cover.

If you’ve missed it, don’t panic; amazon.co.uk has a pre-order price of £45.54:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Avengers-Omnibus-1-Jack-Kirby/dp/0785158464/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316517898&sr=8-1

Bookdepository.co.uk currently has it for £47.46, while forbiddenplanet.com has a price of £51.74.

Avengers #20

John Romita Jr. (my favourite artist by a mile) provides a variant cover, which promises to be just stunning. Forbiddenplanet.co.uk has this available for £50.25, which I expect will be the price of the Kirby cover after tomorrow.

The JRJR variant cover

Despite Amazon predicting 29th, the omnibus is expected around 15th February, plenty of time before the release of the The Avengers Movie. There are obviously a few omnibuses out there for Kirby fans, including his runs on Captain
America
, Fantastic Four, Devil Dinosaur and The Eternals.

Original Eternals advert

The first Avengers comic I read was the milestone #16, which heralded a new line-up for Earth’s Mightiest, and since then, I’ve loved them, just like every Marvel fan. While the original team – debuting in September 1963 – comprised of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant man and the Wasp (with Cap joining the team in #4), issue 16 saw the roster change, with Captain America headlining a team of Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver.

The final panel of Avengers #01.

“Welcome back, Carter”: 40% off the Warlord of Mars!

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February’s John Carter, Warlord of Mars Omnibus release is an unexpected one, though there is a new film in the mix, but I’m sure will be welcomed by many. The science-fiction series ran from 1977 to 1979, and won the 1978 Eagle Award for ‘Favourite New Title.’

Cover art by Gil Kane

The omnibus collects John Carter, Warlord Of Mars #1- 28 and Annual #1 -3, written by fan-favourites Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter B. Gillis, Bill Mantlo and Alan Weiss, and pencilled by Gil Kane – who provides the cover to the HC – Dave Cockrum, Carmine Infantino, Ernie Colon, Frank Miller, Mike Vosburg, Walter Simonson, Ross Andru, Larry Hama, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Alan Weiss. English artist, Alan Davis, best known for his work on Fantastic Four, provides a variant cover.

Cover art by Alan Davis

The 624-page omnibus will have an RRP of £75, but you can pre-order it from forbiddenplanet.co.uk for £45 – a saving of 40% – if you pre-order it by tomorrow, 14th September – so what are you waiting for?!

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=66090

If you’re reading this on 15th September though… don’t panic! Amazon.co.uk has it available for £45.54:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Carter-Warlord-Mars-Omnibus/dp/0785159908/ref=cm_lmf_tit_9_rsrsrs1

Thanks to Matschi for commenting on my previous X-Men post, recommending bookdepository.co.uk, which has the John Carter omnibus for £45.54 too.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/John-Carter-Warlord-Mars-Omnibus/9780785159902

Alternatively, the Alan Davis cover is available from forbiddenplanet.co.uk for £50.25, which is what the Gil Kane one will probably rise to after tomorrow. Forbiddenplanet.com has it on pre-order for £51.74.

Burrough's original 'A Princess of Mars' book

The series takes place during the novel, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, which is being turned into a comic books series by Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger; Doctor Who Magazine) and Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; New Warriors: Reality Check) this month.

“With our new partnership with Marvel Entertainment, we believe we have found the best creative force to revive the thrills and adventures in the 21st Century of the legendary John Carter of Mars. We are looking forward to introducing this original interplanetary adventurer to a new generation of fans and await the first issue with great anticipation,” said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Skottie Young's cover to 'John Carter: Princess of Mars' #01.

For more on this, take a look at the Marvel website here: http://marvel.com/news/story/16055/john_carter_a_princess_of_mars_coming_in_september

Avengers details revealed

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Marvel has revealed the preliminary covers to the upcoming Avengers omnibus, due for publication in February 2012. The normal cover is a recoloured version of Jack “The King” Kirby’s Avengers #01…

Art by Jack Kirby.

The variant edition will feature a cover by John Romita Jr. in homage to Kirby’s.

Art by John Romita Jr.

JRJR is my favourite artist, so I’m especially looking forward to this release, which is set to collect Avengers #01-30, by the legends that are Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck. The HC will be 728 pages, with an RRP of £75.

The Avengers omnibus is scheduled for release just before the movie of the same name… which is bound to be a massive hit, right?

Avengers Assemble!

“The Art of War”: 40% Off Apocalypse!

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Personally, I think Apocalypse is one of the best characters in the MU, and if you’re a like-minded individual, you’ll want to get over to forbiddenplanet.co.uk to pre-order the upcoming Age of Apocalypse Omnibus.

Enter the AoA!

The 1072-page hardcover collects Uncanny X-Men #320-321, X-Men #40-41, Cable #20, X-Men Alpha, Amazing X-Men #1-4, Astonishing X-Men #1-4, Factor X #1-4, Gambit & The X-Ternals #1-4, Generation Next #1-4, Weapon X  #1-4, X-Calibre #1-4, X-Man #1-4, X-Men Omega, Age Of Apocalypse: The Chosen and X-Men Ashcan #2.

The massive book encompasses the entire MU, and sees the death of Charles Xavier and the victory of Apocalypse. What more could anybody ask for?! Well, how about a wealth of incredible creators, like Mark Waid, Scott Lobdell, Steve Epting and Salvador Larroca?

Cover B by Joe Maduriera.

Until 7th SEPTEMBER 2011 – Yes, tomorrow – you can get 40% off, bringing the price down to £57, if you visit:

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=66034

With an RRP of £95, its certainly worth pre-ordering now to avoid paying more upon its release in February 2012. The discount is for Cover B, by Joe Madureira, while Billy Tan’s Cover A is available for £63.65; I expect the price of Cover B to increase to this when the offer ends. Cover A looks to be that of X-Men Alpha, re-coloured for two of the TPB editions of the 1995-96 mutant epic.

X-Men Alpha

These aforementioned four trade paperbacks were issued between 2005 and 2006, and can be found for about £15 each on the web. To get the whole story would cost you £60; so this omnibus is definitely worth it! Oddly, it apparently omits two issues that were included in May’s Prelude to Age of Apocalypse TPB (http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=63534); very strange indeed! Can anybody give us a hint as to why those two are missing from the omnibus? Or will this change nearer publication date?

Cover A by Billy Tan.

Amazon.co.uk doesn’t have the omnibus listed yet, while forbiddenplanet.com has the Tan cover for £64.85. So it’s definitely advisable to get to fp.co.uk as fast as possible.

The omnibus comes at a particularly good time, with the excellent Uncanny X-Force series focussing on many elements from the story. First of all, X-Force went face-to-face with Apocalypse (…sort of) and his horsemen in The Apocalypse Solution… Then, most recently, they journeyed into the actual Age of Apocalypse!

Uncanny X-Force #04. Cover art by Esad Ribic.

Come back soon for Spider-man, the Avengers… and the War Lord of Mars!

The Dark Tower Looms!

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Marvel has recently released details of the upcoming Dark Tower Omnibus, the first double-set in a slipcase, alongside an excellent feature on the origins of the series. Based on the work of Stephen King (yes, really), the Dark Tower comic expands on the gritty world of The Gunslinger, written by Peter David – best known for his work with the Hulk –  and illustrated by Jae Lee (Inhumans; The Sentry). The massive books really do look special…

In all its glory!

In the feature on marvel.com, editor, Ralph Macchio says:

“I had read the Dark Tower novels before talk of a comic series had come along, and I had already pictured what the book would look like, so living up to that for myself and for the readers out there was difficult.

“Another thing that proved difficult was planning it out; when [co-writer] Robin Furth and I worked out the first arc of 30 issues, we were thinking pretty far into the future. I know certain comics work out where they’re going in advance, but working out an entire story-arc going 30 issues was pretty ambitious, especially since the writing hadn’t even begun.”

The Slipcase

Take a look at the full article here: http://marvel.com/news/story/16462/a_towering_achievement_the_dark_tower_omnibus

Cover art by Jae Lee

Collecting the first five volumes of the Dark Tower story, the slipcase omnibus (or should that be omnibuses?) has a huuuuge RRP of £110, according to amazon.co.uk. However, they currently have it available for pre-order for £82.50, while forbiddenplanet.com has it for £77.63.

Forbiddenplanet.co.uk has it for the best price, though. So snap it up at an excellent £73.70!

The Companion HC Omnibus

The  Dark Tower Slipcase HC Omnibus is due for release on 21st September. Will you be getting it? As it’s technically two omnibuses, packaged as one, do you think it’s worth the RRP? And does the range have a future as double packs? Let me know your thoughts!

“Too Many Mutants!”: 40% Off The X-Men!

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Recoloured art by Jim Lee

Chris Claremont and Jim Lee’s exceptional collaboration on Marvel’s #1 mutant team continues in January 2012’s omnibus, which sets the X-Men up against Skrulls, The Shadow King and – of course – Magneto. The X-Men By Claremont and Lee Omnibus Volume Two also sees X-Factor take on Apocalypse, Wolverine versus Omega Red, the return of Mojo, the loss of Cyclop’s son, and time-travelling chaos with Bishop.

Omnibus cover art by Jim Lee

The pair’s award-winning run brought the X-Men into the 1990s with a bang. With a massive 880 pages, collecting Uncanny X-Men#273- 280, X-Factor #63- 70, Ghost Rider #26- 27, and X-Men #1- 9 – plus material from #10 and 11 –  this release will be a must for fans of mutantkind.

Uncanny X-Men #280

If you’re not a member of Friends Of Humanity, you’ll want to get over to forbiddenplanet.co.uk before Wednesday 10th August to save 40% off the RRP of £95, bringing the cost down to £57! They list the expected delivery date as 4th January, so perhaps something to spend that money you get for Christmas on…

While the Omnibus is available with two different covers  – both by Jim Lee –  only the one based on Uncanny X-Men #275 is on offer for £57 from fp.co.uk. It’s a great design, but anyone searching for the other, more Wolverine-centric one can get it from fp.co.uk for £63.65, which is also the same price as the previous Claremont/Lee X-Men omnibus. Following the current promotion, the Volume Two omnibus will probably go for this price as well.

The Recoloured X-Men!

Amazon.co.uk, meanwhile, have both omnibuses for the pre-order price of £71.25 each (which is kinda rubbish, really!), and forbiddenplanet.com have Volumes One and Two – all covers  – for £64.85 each.

Other X-Omnibuses include The X-Men Volume One and Two, which collects the earliest tales of the team, the long-OOP New X-Men with stories by Grant Morrison, and the formation of the second team – including Wolverine, Storm and Nightcrawler – in Uncanny X-Men By Claremont and Cockrum. Yep, the X-Men have a history of going out-of-print…

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