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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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New X-Men Reprint!

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It’s the news that so many have waited for:

Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men will be reprinted as an omnibus later this year.

The previous HC came out in December 2006, and is long-since out-of-print.

Art by Marc Silvestri.

You can, however, get it from one of Amazon’s third parties – for £863.72! While this might be waaaay too expensive – who’s really going to pay that?! – you can find second-hand copies for about £150; still a huge amount.

If you’ve paid an insane price for the book though, I’m sure you’ll be kicking yourself!

The reprint will RRP at £79.95 – very weird; I would’ve guessed about £95 – but Amazon has it for just £60.47. No other company – ie. Forbidden Planet – has it listed yet. The book is due for release in August, so there’s plenty of time to get in your orders.

From New X-Men #147

I’d guess that fp.co.uk will have a good pre-order price coming up though (maybe around £50), so it might be worth waiting a while.

It’s interesting to note that the previous omnibus housed an incredible 1096 pages… and the reprint includes even more material, weighing in at a gigantic 1120 pages!

This is expected to include Grant Morrion’s entire run, alongside such artists as Frank Quitely, Ethan Van Sciver, Marc Silvestri and Leinil Francis Yu. It’s a bit worrying, however, that Amazon have listed fewer artists on the reprint than the original – let’s hope this is just an accident; not that some issues will be excuded.

Morrison (who has also worked on Doctor Who Magazine, Marvel Boy and Batman) came to the title with a startling new vision for the X-Men, and has the audacity to kill off sixteen million mutants – in his first storyline!

The omnibus is expected to contain the following critically-acclaimed storylines:

E is for Extinction;

The Man from Room X;

Imperial;

New Worlds;

Riot at Xavier’s;

Murder at the Mansion;

Assault on Weapon Plus;

Planet X;

Here Comes Tomorrow.

Omega Gang.

The run has left quite a legacy for the mutant team, including secondary mutations, the introduction of Emma Frost as a member of the X-Men and huuuge developments between Scott Summers and Jean Grey. The Weapon Plus facility and Fantomex has recently been explored further in Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force (which is one of the best comics on the shelves today), while Quentin Quire reappears in Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega.

Fantomex

Find out more about New X-Men here.

Could this usher in an era of reprints? Let’s start a petition!

If so, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Daredevil By Frank Miller Volume 1…!

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