As expected, Marvel will be ramping up products to appeal to people seeing the Avengers movie.
These include Road To The Avengers made up of movie continuity mini-series I Am Iron Man, Iron Man Security Measures, Iron Man 2: Public Identity, Iron Man 2: Agents Of SHIELD and Captain America: First Vengeance (cover above)
Avengers Heroic Age hardcover with Avengers 1-6, Avengers Prime 1-5 and New Avengers 1-6.
Avengers Assemble: An Oral History Of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with an Art Adams cover collecting all the text pieces from recent Avengers issues.
And an Omnibus edition of The Ultimate Avengers comics.
And it looks like Marvel have had an eye on DC’s Retroactive with their Marvel Firsts: The Seventies trade paperback, collecting Amazing Adventures, Savage Tales, Marvel Feauture, Marvel Premiere, Tomb Of Dracula, Hero For Hire, Combat Kelly, Outlaw Kid, Gunhawks, The Cat, Shanna The She-Devil and Monster Of Frankenstein.
Then there’s an Age Of Apocalypse Omnibus collecting everything from the first such event,
a John Carter Warlord Of Mars Omnibus because of the new film collecting 28 issues and three annuals, a second Christ Claremont/Jim Lre X-Men Omnibus collecting Uncanny X-men 273-280, X-Factor 63-70, X-Men 1-11 and Ghost Rider 26 to 28
How do I know all this? It’s not all on Amazon yet. Marvel distributes its trade paperbacks and hardcovers to bookstores through Hachette. And Hachette have just released their Marvel catalogue from January to April 2012.
So, tell me… what did I miss?
Thanks to Max Beckman of CheapGraphicNovels.com for additional research.