May 12, 2014
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Forbidden Planet International is offering the Alias omnibus at a very special pre-order price of just £45.00 – that’s a saving of 40% off the £75 RRP!
But you have to get there fast – that price ends this Wednesday 14th May 2014.
As previously reported, the reprint, written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Michael Gaydos, is released in September, and centres around Jessica Jones, superhero-turned-detective. She’s now best-known for marrying Luke Cage and featuring in the Avengers books.But she also grew up in High School with one Peter Parker. You may know the name…
I expect the price to go up to about £50.25 once the promotion is over.
Oh, and this might not be one for younger fans: there’s a lot of swearing and some sexual references too. Nonetheless, Alias is a much-loved series by one of Marvel’s biggest writers!
Check out FP.co.uk for that price.
April 25, 2014
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The brilliant Marvel Omnibus reprints continue this summer – with Alias!
The series, helmed by Brian Michael Bendis (New Avengers; Ultimate Spider-Man) and Michael Gaydos (Powerless; Daredevil: Redemption), focuses on Jessica Jones, superhero-turned-private-investigator. Now, she’s married to Luke Cage (Power Man) and crops up in the Avengers, but this omnibus reprint introduced her to the MU.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero. But not a very good one. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic, Jessica is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations — a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. This deluxe hardcover collects all 28 issues of super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis’ ALIAS — plus all-new, behind-the-scenes bonus material compiled in conjunction with the writer himself! In her inaugural arc, Jessica’s life immediately becomes expendable when she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero’s true identity. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day. Thrust into the midst of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels, has Jessica burned too many bridges to turn to old friends for help? Plus: Jessica travels to upstate New York to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl rumored to be a mutant in a prejudiced small town; goes on a date with the Astonishing Ant-Man; teams up with Jessica Drew; the original Spider-Woman; and confronts the demons of her past! Collects Alias #1-28 and What If Jessica Jones Had Joined The Avengers?
720 PGS./Explicit Content …$99.99″
It’s a surprisingly expensive collection, with a beautiful cover by David Mack and Mark Bagley.
It’s a very popular series and the original omnibus has been long out-of-print, so I expect this to be high on many people’s ‘To Buy’ list!
April 10, 2012
Bargains, Omnibus Information
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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.
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…