Annihilation Omnibus Announced!

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Marvel has released details of an upcoming omnibus in their February solicitations; it’s a greatly-wanted book that’s expected to be published in May 2014 (though that’s unconfirmed for now…).

Annihilation Omnibus 

ANNIHILATION OMNIBUS

Written by Keith Giffen; Dan Abnett; Andy Lanning; Javier Grillo-Marxuach; Simon Furman; Christos Gage; and Stuart Moore.

Art by Mitch Breitweiser; Scott Kolins; Ariel Olivetti; Kev Walker; Renato Arlem; Greg Titus; Jorge Lucas; Andrea Di Vito; Giuseppe Camuncoli; and Mike McKone.

Cover art by Gabriele Dell’otto.

Marvel’s cosmic superstars return in explosive, widescreen sci-fi style! Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, has declared war! And as his unstoppable Annihilation Wave swarms into the Marvel Universe, demolishing all in its path, only a handful of heroes can resist the destruction! Nova learns the ways of war from Drax the Destroyer; the Silver Surfer seeks out his former master, Galactus, for aid; the Super-Skrull fights for his son’s life; and Ronan the Accuser faces Gamora and her woman warriors! Nova and Quasar’s army leads the charge — but as heroes fall and Annihilus rises, the universe’s one remaining hope may be Thanos, the Mad Titan!

Collects: Drax the Destroyer #1- 4; Annihilation: Prologue; Annihilation: Nova #1- 4; Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1- 4; Annihilation: Super-Skrull #1- 4; Annihilation: Ronan #1- 4; Annihilation #1- 6;  Annihilation: Heralds of Galactus #1- 2; and Annihilation: Nova Corps Files.

880 PGS.

RRP: $125 (Expected c. £75.)

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New Warriors Coming in May

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May 2013’s omnibus has been confirmed as New Warriors, a 1064-page book.

The HC is expected to be released on 1st May, with two covers; one by Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man; Fantastic Four) and the other by Skottie Young (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; New X-Men). Here’s the official blurb:

“Young, idealistic heroes Marvel Boy, Firestar, Nova, Namorita, Speedball and the mysterious Night Thrasher join forces as the New Warriors — determined to make a difference and fight the kinds of crime other heroes won’t touch! But as the naïve Warriors dig deeper into a world of grey areas and moral compromises, can they maintain their youthful ideals? And with foes like Terrax, the Juggernaut, Psionex, the Punisher, the Sphinx and more — along with a shocking threat from within — can they even stay alive? Guest-starring Thor, X-Force, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and more!”

It’ll collect New Warriors #1-26 and Annual #1-2; Avengers #341-342; and material from Thor #411-412, New Mutants Annual #7, X-Men Annual #15, X-Factor Annual #6, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #26, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #12 and Web Of Spider-Man Annual #8.

The omnibus is written by Fabian Nicieza, Eric Fein, Dan Slott, Tom Defalco and David Michelinie, with art by Mark Bagley, Chris Marrinan, Darick Robertson, Tom Morgan, Brandon Peterson, Steve Buccellato, Steve Epting, Ron Frenz, Guang Yap, Tom Raney, Terry Shoemaker and Scott McDaniel.

It does seem an odd release, and the Collected Comic Library commented:

“You’re probably asking yourself, ‘Why would Marvel publish a New Warriors Omnibus’? The simple answer is because this team features Nova and he is getting is own new ongoing series as part of the Marvel NOW initiative. Granted the new Nova is not Richard Ryder and we’ll have to wait and see just what has happened to our original hero, but this was a fun series that featured a younger alternative team to the mainstream superhero groups of The Avengers and X-Men.”

It ‘ll have an RRP of £75, but you can pre-order it from Forbidden Planet International for just £50.25!

“The Past is with us Always…”: 40% off Avengers: The Crossing!

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Until Wednesday 7th December 2011, forbiddenplanet.co.uk is offering May 2012’s Avengers: The Crossing Omnibus at a 40% discount!

Mike Deodato Cover

In this timeline-juggling 1990s story, Kang the Conqueror sets the Avengers against Force Works to win a prize no one can imagine. It’s packed full of your favourite heroes, including Iron Man, War Machine, Quicksilver, Hercules, the Vision, Scarlet Witch, Crystal and Hawkeye.

Two covers will be available – with an estimated arrival date of 2nd May 2012 – by Patrick Scherberger and Mike Deodato; the latter of which is on said offer until this 7th December. Just go here:

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=67728

Patrick Scherberger Cover

With an RRP of £75, you can get it for just £45. The Scherberger cover is available for £50.25 – I think the Deodato cover will rise to this price when the offer ends.

Iorn Man #324.

The 792-page omnibus collects Avengers (1963) #390-395, Avengers: The Crossing, Avengers: Timeslide, Iron Man (1968) #319-325, Force Works #16-22, War Machine (1994) #20-25 and Age Of Innocence: The Rebirth Of Iron Man, as written by Bob Harras, Terry Kavanagh, Ben Raab, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

Amazon.co.uk has the HC on pre-order for £64.11.

40% off Captain America!

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Brubaker’s latest run on Captain America heralds in a new age of red-white-and-blue greatness. But before the Winter Soldier, Heroic Age and Civil War, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby defined the future with shocking battles between the living legend and M.O.D.O.K., Baron Zemo and – of course! – the Red Skull.

Cap fans – ie. everyone – will want to get to forbiddenplanet.co.uk before Wednesday 1st December (that’s TOMORROW, folks!) to save a biiiiiig 40% on next year’s omnibus. With an RRP of £75, this brings the price down to £45! This is the regular cover only, but with art by Kirby, you’d be crazy to complain. Just in case you’re that guy, the variant is by Ron Garney, at the great price of £50.25.

It’s definitely the best deal around, with amazon.co.uk offering it for £62.57, while forbiddenplanet.co.uk has a pre-order price of £51.74. Waterstones, WHSmith and Blackwell’s haven’t even got it listed yet, but they’re likely to be higher than the rest.

The offer is sure to be a hit, with the omnibus listed as first in the top-selling graphic novels of last week (forbiddenplanet.co.uk).

The 856-page hardback collects Tales of Suspense #59- 99, Captain America #100-113, and NOT Brand Echh #3, each with their letter pages, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, John Romita, and many more. And if that’s not enough, there’s a comics master class with design-genius Jim Steranko, whose work is also collected there.

The omnibus should be released in May 2011, according to forbiddenplanet.co.uk and amazon.co.uk, but January if you believe forbiddenplanet.com. No idea where they’re getting this from, but it’s probably wrong.

If you miss the fantastic deal, forbiddenplanet.co.uk is expected to keep the price at £50.25 until the book becomes out-of-print.

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