For Those Who Want Their Devil Dinosaur Fix…

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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.

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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 BoyGalactus 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?

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News Round-up: January 2013, featuring Thor, Wolverine – and Rare Omnibuses!

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A second Mighty Thor omnibus is due for release in August, carrying on from where the first volume left off.

Thor Omnibus

Many thanks to Rubèn, who found this in the Marvel May to August Preview.

Thor Omnibus blurb

The first omnibus, released in January 2011, collected together Journey Into Mystery #83-120 and Annual #1; this second will continue from Journey Into Mystery #121, relaying the foundations of Thor, Loki, the Warriors Three and the rest of Asgard to readers before the release of the movie sequel, Thor: The Dark World, due out in October in the UK.

The Wolverine is also set to hit cinema screens this year (in July, to be precise), and to coincide, Marvel will release Wolverine by Mark Millar Omnibus, which I will personally be lapping up. With art by John Romita Jr (Thor; X-Men), Steve McNiven (Captain America; The Amazing Spider-man) and Kaare Andrews (Spider-man: Reign; Incredible Hulk), the 576-page book will include the popular Enemy of the State and Old Man Logan storylines. Here’s the official blurb:

He’s the best there is at what he does. And when writer Mark Millar (The Ultimates; Kick-Ass) gets his hands on Wolverine, what he does isn’t very pretty! When the Hand brainwashes Wolverine, he slices and dices his way through friends and foes alike — carving a swath of terror through the Marvel Universe that ultimately results in an X-Man’s death! Finally captured and deprogrammed, Wolverine swears vengeance against his tormentors — and the vengeance of Wolverine is a wonder to behold. Then: Nobody knows what happened the night the heroes fell, but the villains have been calling the shots ever since. Wolverine’s fate is the biggest mystery of all. No one has heard from him for fifty years, and in his place stands an old man called Logan.

Collecting Wolverine (2003) #20- 32, #66- 72 and Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Size #1.

Wolverine Omnibus

With an RRP of $75, expect to pay about £50 when it’s released in July.

And finally… Amazon UK has an influx of older omnibus titles back on sale. The Incredible Hulk Volume 1, collecting Hulk #1-6, Tales to Astonish #59-101, and Incredible Hulk #102, is priced £63.75. Though they’re temporarily out-of-stock, they’re taking orders for The X-Men Omnibus Volume 1 (again, £63.75) and Brubaker’s Captain America Volume 1, for sale at just £47.59. The Avengers Omnibus, meanwhile, is just £48.

X-Men Omnibus

Get over there quickly – I’m sure they’ll sell out pretty fast!

“Secrets & Lies”: 40% off New Avengers!

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Brian Michael Bendis fans will want to go to forbiddenplanet.co.uk before tomorrow – that’s Wednesday 11th April 2012 – to pre-order the upcoming New Avengers omnibus with a 40% discount.

Art by David Finch

The 1208-page book, with a September release date, has an RRP of £95, but by pre-ordering through fp.co.uk, it’ll cost you just £57, plus £1 p+p.

Bendis is aided by Warren Ellis, with art by David Finch, Mike Deodato Jr., Leinil Francis Yu, Olivier Coipel, Jim Cheung, Steve McNiven, Alex Maleev, Dan Jurgens – and then some! The iconic cover is by David Finch.

Wolverine + Civil War = Snikt!

The omnibus is sure to be popular, collecting Avengers #500-503; Avengers Finale;  New Avengers #1-31 and Annual #1; New Avengers And The Fantastic Four #1; Giant-Size Spider-Woman #1; New Avengers: Illuminati  #1; Civil War: The Confession #1; Civil War: The Initiative #1; and New Avengers Most Wanted Files #1.

A fair amount of the story revolves around Civil War, and a novelised version of the huge 2006 event is due in June.

Avengers Assemble!

New Avengers will join a plethora of other Avenger omnibuses, including Avengers: The Crossing and The Avengers by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and coincides with the Avengers movie. Yes,  you can get excited now…

Savings and Solicitations

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No official news from Marvel… but once again, Amazon saves the day, making several new omnibuses available for pre-order.

One’s so exciting, there’s a separate post about it, which can be found here:

https://marvelomnibus.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/new-x-men-reprint/

First off, July will see the release of Rick Remender’s Punisher omnibus, a 678-page book, with art by Jerome Opena and Tan Eng Huat. It has an RRP of £63.95, apparently, but Amazon has it for £48.37:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Punisher-Rick-Remender-Omnibus/dp/0785162135/ref=cm_lmf_tit_16_rdssss0

Punisher: The List

Alongside this, there’ll be a Secret Warriors omnibus, written by Brian Micheal Bendis and Jonathan Hickman, with art by Alex Maleev, Stefano Caselli and Alessandro Vitti. The 904-page HC also has an RRP of £63.95, with Amazon offering a 24% saving.

And that’s all we know – !

They’re not listed on ForbiddenPlanet etc., so we’ll just have to wait until the Summer to find out more.

I would caution against pre-ordering now, however, as fp.co.uk will probably offer a fantastic pre-order price soon; maybe around £40 each.

Also… It’s January. And that means January Sales!

Get over to ForbiddenPlanet.com for their fantastic winter offers, which includes two omnibuses.

Firstly, there’s Captain America by Jack Kirby et al. (collecting Tales Of Suspense #59-99, Captain America #100-113 and Not Brand Echh #3) with a cover by Ron Garney, for just £44.99:

http://forbiddenplanet.com/65881-captain-america-omnibus-volume-1-hardcover-ron-garney-cover/

Amazon, however, have the omnibus – right now, anyway – for just £42.09:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Captain-America-Omnibus-Marvel/dp/0785150781/ref=cm_lmf_tit_24

Then there’s the third – and probably final – volume of Tomb of Dracula, which collects Tomb Of Dracula Magazine #1-6, FRANKENSTEIN Monster #7-9 and Dracula Lives! #1-13, again for just £44.99:

http://forbiddenplanet.com/?q=tomb+of+dracula+omnibus+volume+3

Yep – both covers!

Amazon has it for £75… which is an awful price, frankly.

Art by Gene Colan.

Again, you need to beware of fp.com

I ordered a few omnibuses last year, including The Invincible Iron Man Volume 2 and Tomb of Dracula Volume 2… and I still haven’t received them!

Seriously.

They’re pretty notorious with their omnibuses, so there’s a bit of risk that you’ll never get your order!

Let me know if you order any of these – and if you receive them!

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