I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie – Amazon Fishing For Marvel Omnibuses

Posted by November 2, 2016 Comment

Here’s a look a few upcoming collections on Amazon – those that Marvel will allow, anyway.

We begin with the Omnibuses…

X-Men Legacy: Legion Omnibus Hardcover – April 18, 2017
by Simon Spurrier, Tan Eng Huat, Jorge Molina, Paul Davidson, Khoi Pham

Legion is the most powerful and unstable mutant in the world, and prodigal son to Professor Charles Xavier. But in the aftermath of his father’s tragic death, David Haller will fi nally attempt to tame his fractured mind, conquer his inner demons and embrace his legacy! But first Legion will have to overcome two new villains -one lurking within his own psyche, and the other hiding among the X-Men! He’ll turn down an invitation to join the team, but the young mutant Blindfold will catch his eye! Will their uncanny romance change the fate of mutantkind? COLLECTING: X-MEN LEGACY 1-24

War of Kings Prelude: Road to War of Kings Omnibus Hardcover – April 18, 2017 – $125
by David Hine, Ed Brubaker, Joe Pokaski, Dan Abnett, Roy Allan Martinez, Trevor Hairsine, Peter Woods, Frazer Irving

New players take their places and old favorites assume fresh roles, as the stage is set for a War of Kings! Upheaval for the Inhumans leads Black Bolt to declare war on humanity, and the Skrulls’ Secret Invasion puts them on course for the stars! Mutantkind is rocked by a third Summers brother, Vulcan, whose deadly destiny also lies in space! After a devastating ar, Star-Lord assembles a group of misfits to serve as the Guardians of the Galaxy!

COLLECTING: SON OF M 1-6, X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS 1-6, SILENT WAR 1-6, SECRET INVASION: INHUMANS 1-4, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) 1-12, NOVA 13-22, NOVA: THE ORIGIN OF RICHARD RIDER, WAR OF KINGS SAGA

Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Omnibus Hardcover – April 18, 2017 $100
by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano, David Aja, Lee Weeks, Marko Djurdjevic, John Romita, Gene Colan

Longtime DD fans will not be disappointed as the critically acclaimed, award-winning creative team of Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark leave their mark on one of comics’ most enduring legends! For the past few years, Matt Murdock’s life has been teetering on the edge of destruction. Now, pushed beyond the limit, he finds himself behind the eight ball with no clear way out, the people he calls friends slowly deserting him, and Hell’s Kitchen gradually slipping out of control. The question is, when his back is against the wall, just how far will Daredevil go to get back what is his? And if you think Matt’s life is going to start getting simpler after that, think again! As he tries to find a way to move forward, a threat from his past begins to creep toward daylight.

COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (1998) 82-105

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web Omnibus Hardcover – June 27, 2017
by Garth Ennis, Greg Rucka, Peter Milligan, Bruce Jones, John McCrea, Eduardo Risso, Duncan Fegredo, Lee Weeks $100

Oh, what a tangled web he weaves! And some of comics’ most individual voices tug on the strands in a collection of Spidey stories that shift the focus firmly onto his many foes! Can the web-slinger survive the body-switching horror of the Thousand? After twenty years working for the Kingpin, what’s the severance package? And is the world ready for an intelligent, romantic Rhino? A cab driver wrestles with what to do with the knowledge of Spidey’s secret! The wall-crawler counts the human cost of a battle with Electro! The secret history of Crusher Hogan, villains swap stories at the bar, J. Jonah Jameson takes to the shrink’s couch, and more!

COLLECTING: TANGLED WEB 1-4, SPIDER-MAN’S TANGLED WEB 5-22

Shang-Chi: Master of Kung-Fu Omnibus Vol. 3 Hardcover – March 14, 2017
by Doug Moench, Mike Zeck, Gene Day, Rick Hoberg $125

Shang-Chi continues to have his deadly hands full with foes like Shockwave, the sinister Agent Syn and the weapons-master Zaran! But will his mastery of kung fu be enough to overcome monstrous menaces and the mindless minions of Mordillo? He thought he’d seen the last of his most bitter enemy -but an unholy resurrection will bring Shang-Chi face to face once again with his fearsome father Fu Manchu! And the family reunion will get even more bitter when Shang’s sister Fah Lo Suee renews their sibling rivalry. There’ll be gang wars, death cults and mind-blowing martial arts mayhem on land and on sea! Plus: what if the Master of Kung Fu fought on the side of Fu Manchu?

COLLECTING: MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) 71-101; WHAT IF (1977) 16

Daredevil by Mark Waid Omnibus Vol. 1 Hardcover – March 14, 2017 $75
by Mark Waid, Greg Rucka, Paolo Rivera, Chris Samnee, Marcos Martin, Kano Kano, Khoi Pham, Marco Checchetto $100

The devil is reborn – and his adventures will leave you gasping for air! The Man Without Fear will visit his unique blend of blind justice on Klaw, the Megacrime cartel and the Mole Man, while the hotly contested battle to secure the Omega Drive will require Daredevil to team up with Spider-Man and not one, but two Punishers! But, as size-changing scientist Hank Pym enters Matt Murdock’s head to destroy robots implanted by Doctor Doom, will saving Daredevil’s brain cost him his mind? Ghosts from the past will haunt DD, while Matt faces a life-or-death drama of his own. With new enemies, new friends and a “grinnin’ in the face of hell” attitude, Mark Waid delivers an Eisner Award-winning DAREDEVIL run like no other!

COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (2011) 1-27, 10.1; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 677; AVENGING SPIDER-MAN 6; THE PUNISHER (2011) 10

Deadly Hands of Kung Fu Omnibus Vol. 2 Hardcover – June 20, 2017 $125
by Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, Doug Moench, John Warner, Rudy Nebres, George Perez, Marshall Rogers, Gil Kane

Completing this never-before-reprinted series, volume two shifts focus to Iron Fist, the Living Weapon! Written by Chris Claremont and with lush artwork by Rudy Nebres, Danny Rand battles Firebird and Dhasha Khan in a saga filled with the mystery of K’un-Lun! Meanwhile, from the ashes of the Sons of the Tiger, Bill Mantlo and George Pérez introduce Hector Ayala, the White Tiger! Also featuring Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu; Jack of Hearts; Swordquest’s samurai action; two team-ups with all of Marvel’s martial arts heroes; and Claremont and Marshall Rogers’ beautiful Daughters of the Dragon!

COLLECTING: DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU (1974) 19-33; MATERIAL FROM BIZARRE ADVENTURES (1981) 25

Spider-Man by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen Omnibus Hardcover – June 20, 2017
by David Michelinie, Erik Larsen, Jim Owsley, Howard Mackie, Mark Bagley

Then there is the Marvel Masterworks format, hardcover, colour classic reprints.

Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange Vol. 8 Hardcover – May 23, 2017 $75
by Chris Claremont, Roger Stern, Peter Gillis, Bill Kunkel, Gene Colan, Marshall Rogers, Michael Golden, Tom Sutton

Celebrated writer Chris Claremont turns his magic toward the Master of the Mystic Arts: Doctor Strange! Joined by artistic icon Gene Colan, there’s no doubt that the Doctor is in! Together, these creative giants return Baron Mordo to the fore, arming him with the occult secrets of the Vatican and testing Doctor Strange’s mystic might. Then, Wong is captured by the Shadowqueen, and Clea and Strange must traverse dimensions and battle the demonic N’Garai to save him!

COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) 38-45, MAN-THING (1979) 4, MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 5, WHAT IF? (1977) 18, MARVEL COMICS CALENDER 1980

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 9 Hardcover – April 25, 2017 $75
by Steve Englehart, John Warner, Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo, Marv Wolfman, Sal Buscema, Frank Robbins, Herb Trimpe

Englehart, Buscema and Robbins bring you one of the most influential Captain America sagas of all time in the latest Marvel Masterworks. Disillusioned by government corruption and the revelations behind the Secret Empire, Steve Rogers renounces his role as Captain America. The Falcon fights on while Rogers wrestles with his place in the world, becoming Nomad, a man without a country. In his new identity, he must overcome the power of Madame Hydra and the mystical Serpent Crown. Then, the return of the Red Skull forces our hero to make a choice, with the Falcon’s life hanging in the balance.

COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 176-192, MATERIAL FROM FOOM (1973) 8

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 11 Hardcover – March 21, 2017
by Steve Gerber, Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Bob Brown, Gene Colan, Don Heck, Sal Buscema $75

Daredevil teams up with not just one, but two stunning women of Marvel when the Black Widow and Shanna the She-Devil join the battle against the Black Spectre. Together, they must uncover the secret leaders of an organization bent on bringing the United States to its knees. It’s a massive saga that will pull in heroes from across the Marvel Universe including Moondragon and the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing, culminating in a battle on the White House lawn! Classic villains like the Gladiator and the Owl abound, and new enemies emerge when Death-Stalker hatches a plan that brings the Man-Thing into the fray. Add in a return to Fogwell’s Gym, where it all began, and what we have in store and true Marvel Masterworks!

COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL (1964) 108-119, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) 3

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 19 Hardcover – June 27, 2017 $75
by Marv Wolfman, Bill Mantlo, Keith Pollard, John Byrne, Rich Buckler, Sal Buscema, Alex Milgrom

The Amazing Spider-Man swings toward his historic 200th issue! Peter Parker has faced villain after villain over the course of his heroic career, but despite all those victories, one moment will forever torment him – the death of his Uncle Ben. And now, our hero is struck low when not only does Aunt May die, but the man who killed Uncle Ben returns! It’s a saga that plumbs the emotional depths of Peter Parker’s life like no other. As Spidey struggles through his grief, old villains and new faces emerge: the Kingpin returns and the Black Cat makes her first appearance. Spidey faces Doc Ock in an Annual extravaganza.

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 193-202, ANNUAL (1964) 13, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1979) 1

And the Epic Collections, thick colour phonebooks.

Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Kraven’s Last Hunt Paperback – June 20, 2017 $39.99
by Peter David, David Michelinie, J.M. DeMatteis, Ken McDonald, Alan Kupperberg, Tom Morgan, John Romita, Mike Zeck

Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson are getting married! But Kraven the Hunter is going to make sure the wall-crawler ends up six feet under… literally! It begins with an all-time classic encounter with Wolverine that changes Spidey’s life forever, and leads to the death of one of his best friends! In the wake of tragedy, Peter pops the question – but the honeymoon will be short-lived, as Kraven goes to extreme lengths to prove himself better than his greatest foe! The Hunter will learn that it’s one thing to defeat Spider-Man – but quite another to expect him to stay down!

COLLECTING: VOLUME 17: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 289-294, ANNUAL 20-21; SPIDER-MAN VERSUS WOLVERINE; PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) 131-132, ANNUAL 7; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) 31-32

Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: The Goblin’s Last Stand Paperback – May 16, 2017 $34.99
by Stan Lee, Gerry Conway, John Romita, Gil Kane

The tension-torn adventures of comics’ most put-upon super hero, the Amazing Spider-Man, continue! Stan Lee, John Romita Sr., Gil Kane and Gerry Conway bring you new creations like the Gibbon, and the return of iconic adversaries like Doctor Octopus and Kraven the Hunter! The drama reaches its peak when the Green Goblin kidnaps Gwen Stacy, in the story that put a generation into therapy and cemented the Goblin’s name as the definition of evil. .Don’tmiss this seminal chapter in Spidey’s history !

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 105-123

Captain America Epic Collection: Justice is Served Paperback – April 18, 2017 – $32.99
by Mark Gruenwald, John Byrne, J.M. DeMatteis, Paul Neary, Tom Morgan, Mike Zeck, Mike Harris, Kerry Gammill

Cap faces a Scourge on the Marvel Universe! A super villain serial killer is on the loose, marking every death with the enigmatic epitaph: “Justice is served!” As the bodies pile up, can the Living Legend take down this Scourge of the Underworld before there are no more criminals left to fight? And if Scourge wasn’t enough, there’s Blue Streak, Flag-Smasher and the Slug to contend with! Other heroes can be just as much trouble -like enthusiastic D-Man, savage Wolverine and misguided vigilante Super-Patriot! But the government itself might strike the fi nal blow!

COLLECTING: VOLUME 13: CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 318-332, ANNUAL 8; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) 278; MATERIAL FROM MARVEL FANFARE (1982) 29, 31-32; SCOURGE SUBPLOT PAGES

New Mutants Epic Collection: Renewal Paperback – March 21, 2017 – $34.99
by Chris Claremont, Bill Mantlo, Bob McLeod, Sal Buscema, Paul Smith, Ron Frenz, John Buscema, Frank Miller

Meet the future of the X-Men! Karma. Wolfsbane. Sunspot. Cannonball. Moonstar. They’re teenagers, thrown together by the X-gene that makes them diff erent. Follow the adventures of these young mutants from Karma’s first meeting with Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four, to their early days at the Xavier School! The New Mutants’ on-the-job training begins in earnest with battles against Sentinels, the Silver Samurai, Viper and the Hellfi re Club, and a team-up with Spidey and Cloak & Dagger -all while they’ll get a taste of life as X-Men in a disturbing encounter with the Brood!

COLLECTING: VOLUME 1: MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 4, NEW MUTANTS (1983) 1-12, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 167, MARVEL TEAMUP ANNUAL 6, MAGIK (1983) 1-4, MATERIAL FROM MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 100

Daredevil Epic Collection: Brother, Take My Hand Paperback – March 7, 2017 $39.99
by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Barry Windsor-Smith

Matt Murdock has done battle with Marvel’s most maddening villains, but when the Jester enters the fray, the rules change forever. Framing DD for murder, he sets all of New York against the Man Without Fear. The stakes get even higher when Starr Saxon discovers DD’s secret identity! Daredevil also faces off against two of Marvel’s greatest heroes, Captain America and the Black Panther -all the while struggling to rebuild his relationship with the lovely Karen Page. Then comes the Death’s Head, a villain with deep connections to those closest to Daredevil. It’s a classic battle that pushes Matt Murdock to reveal his identity to Karen -will it bring them closer together, or force them apart?

COLLECTING: VOL. 3; DAREDEVIL (1964) 42-63

Silver Surfer Epic Collection: The Infinity Gauntlet Paperback – June 6, 2017 $34.99
by Ron Marz, Susan Kennedy, Ron Lim, Gavin Curtis, Todd Smith, Tom Raney, Steven Carr

To Infinity and beyond! Follow the sentinel of the spaceways into a Marvel Universe-spanning cosmic extravaganza against the Mad Titan Thanos – who wears the Infinity Gauntlet! Drax battles Firelord, the Surfer fights the Rhino and Thanos forces Norrin to get introspective! But is this dimension big enough for the ultimate duel between the Silver Surfer and the Mad Titan? When the dust settles on Earth, the Surfer heads back into space, only to face Midnight, the Inhumans and the Collector! But how will that lead to him coming face to face with…Captain Mar-Vell? Plus, the Surfer faces the undead, joins Mr. Fantastic on an emergency mission, and takes on the Guardians of the Galaxy in the 26th century! And Nova goes solo!

COLLECTING: VOL. 8: SILVER SURFER (1987) 51-66,AN NUAL4;MA TERIALFROMCOMIC SPRESE NT S(1988) 69 , 93-97

Excalibur Epic Collection: The Sword is Drawn Paperback – March 28, 2017 – $39.99
by Chris Claremont, Alan Davis, Michael Higgins, Herb Trimpe, Ron Lim, Marshall Rogers, Arthur Adams, Erik Larsen

A legendary new X-team is born! Meet the United Kingdom’s champion, Captain Britain, and his paramour, the metamorphic Meggan! They’ll band together with former X-Men Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde when Gatecrasher and her Technet target Rachel “Phoenix” Summers! Fighting to uphold Xavier’s dream, UK style, the five heroes form Excalibur! From their lighthouse base, they’ll tackle the ferocious Warwolves, the unstoppable Juggernaut and Mojo mayhem! Things get wild with Arcade, the Crazy Gang and the X-Babies, and really heat up as Excalibur is drawn across the Atlantic to an Inferno raging in New York!

COLLECTING: VOL. 1: CAPTAIN BRITAIN (1976) 1-2; EXCALIBUR (1988) 1-11, SPECIAL EDITION, MOJO MAYHEM; MATERIAL FROM MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL 7, 14-15; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 31-38

X-Men Epic Collection: Second Genesis Paperback – April 11, 2017 $39.99
by Chris Claremont, Len Wein, Bill Mantlo, Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, Sal Buscema, Bob Brown, Tony Dezuniga

With the original X-Men captured, Professor X recruits an All-New, All-Different team to take on the mantle of the Uncanny X-Men! Including Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Sunfi re, and Warpath, this new international cast redefined super-hero teams forever. The transition won’t come easy, though. Wolverine and Cyclops will clash. X-Man will battle X-Man. Death and rebirth will visit the team, and an old nemesis will return. Also featuring the debut of Alpha Flight and the Weapon X program, the fi rst outer space saga with the Starjammers, and rare X-Men adventures. Comic-book titans Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and John Byrne guide their new X-Men through it all, raising the series to the peak of white-hot popularity. And it all starts here!

COLLECTING: VOL. 5; GIANT-SIZE X-MEN (1975) 1, X-MEN (1963) 94-110, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) 53, 69-70, ANNUAL (1976) 1, IRON FIST (1975) 14-15, MATERIAL FROM FOOM (1973) 10

Spider-Man: Brand New Day – The Complete Collection Vol. 3 Paperback – June 27, 2017 $39.99
by Mark Waid, Roger Stern, Dan Slott, Zeb Wells, Marcos Martin, Lee Weeks, Mike McKone, Barry Kitson

An earthquake traps Spidey and a subway car full of New Yorkers underground…but what does it have to do with the trial of a high-powered mob boss – or Peter’s old boss, J. Jonah Jameson? Learn how Harry Osborn came back from the dead and who’s been terrorizing people as Menace! Meet the new mayor of New York City! Discover how an adventure from Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four’s past will have a profound effect on their future! And fear the macabre Man-Thing!

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) 578-591, SPIDER-MAN: PRESIDENTS’ DAY SPECIAL 1, SPIDER-MAN: FEAR ITSELF (2009) 1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: EXTRA 2-3, MATERIAL FROM AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: EXTRA 1

Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 3 Paperback – April 11, 2017
by J.M. DeMatteis, Stan Lee, David Michelinie, Tom Defalco, Mark Bagley, Dave Hoover, Sal Buscema, Darick Robertson $34.99

Clones and jackals and symbiotes – oh my! Spider-Man’s clone is back, costumed as the Scarlet Spider, and neither of them is sure which is the genuine article! Will the real Peter Parker please stand up? Plus: Aunt May on her death bed! Mary Jane pregnant! Peter arrested for murder!

COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1962) 400-401, SUPER SPECIAL; SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1976) 222-224, SUPER SPECIAL; SPIDER-MAN (1990) 57-58, SUPER SPECIAL; SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED (1993) 9; WEB OF SPIDER-MAN 123-124, SUPER SPECIAL; SPIDER-MAN: THE CLONE JOURNAL; VENOM SUPER SPECIAL

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Rebellion Vol. 2 Paperback – May 23, 2017 $39.99
by Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Jeremy Barlow, Ryder Windham, Facundo Percio, Stephane Crety, Carlos D’Anda, Brian Ching

The rebels and the Empire – locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind! Meanwhile, Luke fights side-by-side with a veteran of the Clone Wars and Han Solo flirts with an old flame. When Leia risks everything for a childhood friend, Han, Luke and Chewie must risk it all for her!

COLLECTING: STAR WARS (2013) 13-20, STAR WARS: EMPIRE 19-27, MATERIAL FROM STAR WARS KIDS (1997) 1-20

Add a few of Marvel’s Complete Collections

Mighty Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis – The Complete Collection Paperback – April 18, 2017 $39.99

n the wake of Civil War, a new team of Avengers assembles – and it’s the mightiest of all! Iron Man! Wasp! Black Widow! Ms. Marvel! Wonder Man! Sentry! And Ares, god of war! But even a team this powerful will have its hands full with threats like Ultron and the Venom bomb! And an even more insidious menace is about to be revealed: a Skrull Secret Invasion! Just how long has it been underway, and can anyone be trusted? Nick Fury is the man with a plan to save the Earth -but who are the young warriors he has up his sleeve? And the return of legendary Kree hero Mar-Vell raises even more questions – what role will he and young Marvel Boy play? COLLECTING: MIGHTY AVENGERS (2007) 1-20

Iron Fist: The Living Weapon – The Complete Collection Paperback – April 11, 2017 $34.99
by Kaare Andrews

A one-of-a-kind kung-fu action epic directed by the inimitable Kaare Andrews! Danny Rand, Iron Fist, is haunted by the consequences of choosing death over life. But when he receives a message from his mystical homeland of K’un-Lun, he must return and relive his blood-soaked origin of betrayal and vengeance! The mystical city will be reduced to ruins, while Rand Tower will face a hostile takeover -very hostile! With the wolves at the door, and the villain behind it all terribly close to Danny’s heart, will he be broken beyond repair? Or can he summon up the will to once again render his shattered hands like unto fists of iron?

COLLECTING: IRON FIST: THE LIVING WEAPON 1-12

Elektra by Peter Milligan, Larry Hama & Mike Deodato Jr.: The Complete Collection Paperback – March 7, 2017 $39.99

Join the deadly Elektra on the path to redemption! Her fateful first step will lead to the ultimate grudge match with the man who murdered her -the lethal marksman Bullseye! But when an ancient threat known as the Architect engineers a life-and-death competition, an army of assassins make their way to New York. It’s kill or be killed in a winner-takes-all contest that draws in Killer Shrike, Razor-Fist, Whiplash, Taskmaster and more! Can Elektra stop the madness -or will she take fi rst prize? Doctor Strange lends a mystic hand in a sai-and-sorcery epic! Plus, the fates of Elektra and Daredevil intertwine in the past and present, the American Samurai strikes, and Elektra wages war on the Hand in Japan!

COLLECTING: ELEKTRA (1996) 1-19, -1

Just the one Treasury Edition

Guardians of the Galaxy: All-New Marvel Treasury Edition Paperback – April 11, 2017
by Brian Michael Bendis, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Skottie Young, Steve McNiven, Paul Pelletier $15.99

The galaxy is bigger than ever in this giant-sized treasury edition – and this bunch is just the team to guard it! In the wake of two Annihilation events that rocked the Marvel Universe, Peter Quill, the Star-Lord, unites a ragtag group of misfits and loners to stand as its protectors. Among them, the deadly Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, fiery furball Rocket Raccoon and the tree that walks, Groot! Prepare to learn plenty about them – along with the space-faring Iron Man, who joins up as they renew their mission with a special focus on defending the Earth! Plus, join Rocket on the run when he becomes the galaxy’s most wanted raccoon! It’s a cosmic mix of action, adventure and fun!

COLLECTING: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2013) 0.1, 1; GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2008) 1; ROCKET RACCOON (2014) 1

The one Monster-Sized collection,

Monsters Unleashed: Monster-Size Hardcover – June 27, 2017 $29.99
by Cullen Bunn, Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven, Leinil Francis Yu

It’s all hands on deck with the AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS, GUARDIANS, X-MEN and the INHUMANS as they clash with monstrous hazards that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Who are the LEVIATHONS? Who controls them? How can they be stopped before Earth becomes another tragic barren world in their wake? COLLECTING: MONSTERS UNLEASHED 1-5

And a few other interesting bits and pieces.

Wolverine vs. the Marvel Universe Paperback – March 28, 2017 – $15.99
by Mark Gruenwald, Ann Nocenti, James Owsley, Peter David, Mike Zeck, Rick Leonardi, Mark Bright, Todd McFarlane

Wolverine takes on all comers in a collection of his classic brawls with Marvel’s finest! Sparks fly as Adamantium claws strike Captain America’s shield! Wolverine and Daredevil battle over Bushwacker! Spider-Man’s world is forever changed in an espionage thriller! Wolverine renews rivalries with a gray Hulk, has a nightmarish showdown with Venom, and tackles Avengers, New Warriors and more -but his mighty melee with Thor will be legendary! And, in an incredible tale, Logan faces the entire Marvel Universe when a deadly plague transforms everyone -human and superhuman -into savage, cannibalistic predators.

COLLECTING: CAPTAIN AMERICA ANNUAL 8, DAREDEVIL (1964) 249, SPIDER-MAN VS. WOLVERINE, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) 340, WOLVERINE (1988) 134, WOLVERINE VS. THOR 1-3, MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. WOLVERINE 1-4, MATERIAL FROM MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 117-122

51hk73rr8fl-1All-New, All-Different Avengers Hardcover – August 15, 2017
by Mark Waid, Adam Kubert, Mahmud Asrar, Alan Davis $34.99

The Avengers are dead…long live the Avengers! When a threat from beyond the stars targets our world, fate draws Captain America, Thor, Vision and Iron Man together again -alongside a group of young adventurers who will reinvigorate Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like never before! Welcome to the big leagues, Nova, Ms. Marvel and Miles “Spider-Man” Morales! But who is the familiar villain pulling the reassembled Avengers’ strings? And can the new lineup last long enough to be more than a footnote in the team’s great history? Maybe not, when the events of Standoff make them forget their true identities! Then, feel the sting of the all-diff erent Wasp! Will she be friend or foe?

COLLECTING: ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS 1-12; AVENGERS 0 (ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT STORY); FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 (AVENGERS) 1 (A STORY); MATERIAL FROM FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 (CIVIL WAR II) 1

Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Complete Collection Paperback – May 30, 2017
by Daniel Knauf, Charles Knauf, Christos Gage, Stuart Moore, Roberto De La Torre, Jackson Guice, Carlo Pagulayan, Steve Kurth $39.99

Tony Stark takes on the Marvel Universe’s hardest job: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.! And he’s just the futurist to bring the peacekeeping intelligence organization up to date! But with Tony in the hot seat, what will that mean for Iron Man? He’ll face techno-zombies, an old hero with a grudge, a traitor in the Initiative and regime change in the nation of Madripoor! Will Tony Stark crack under the pressure of being the world’s top cop?

COLLECTING: IRON MAN: DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. 15-32, ANNUAL 1

Spider-Man by Todd DeZago & Mike Wieringo June 6, 2017
by Todd Dezago, Richard Case, Mike Wieringo, Luke Ross, Josh Hood, Jason Armstrong, Todd Nauck $39.99

A sensational saga starring several Spider- Men! Ben Reilly (remember him?) has taken up the webs, but he’s about to be taken down by… the Looter?! And if he can get out of that one, he’ll face the sting of Swarm! But when Ben’s world is rocked by revelations, he’ll make way for the one, true Spider-Man: Peter Parker! Peter takes on a Daily Bugle assignment in the Savage Land, where you might expect him to bump into Ka-Zar…but what’s the Hulk doing there? With the real Prowler out of action, someone muscles in on his act – and gets caught between Spidey and the Vulture! The Trapster and Living Pharaoh return, Doctor Strange lends a mystical hand, and we flash back to the days of a studious young boy, his Uncle Ben…and the Marvel Monsters!

COLLECTING: SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN (1996) 7-24, -1

A few old surprises that might indicate upcoming plans…

X-Men Origins: Firestar Paperback – May 9, 2017
by Tom Defalco, Chris Claremont, Sean McKeever, Marie Javins, Dan Spiegle, John Romita, Mary Wilshire, Dwayne Turner $29.99

Follow Firestar’s flight from animated Amazing Friend to Marvel Universe mutant mainstay! First, meet Angelica Jones in an adaptation of her classic cartoon debut alongside best buds Spider-Man and Iceman, then get her full story as she blazes her way into the world of the X-Men. But if Emma Frost has her way, Angel will grow into one of the team’s deadliest foes! Is Firestar fated to be one of the White Queen’s Hellions, or can she force her freedom and forge her own heroic destiny? Spider-Man and Iceman better hope it’s the latter by the time the three enjoy a bona fide in-continuity team-up.

COLLECTING: SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS 1, UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 193, FIRESTAR (1986) 1-4, SPIDER-MAN FAMILY

How the upcoming Avengers #1.1 series will be named…

Avengers: Four by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson May 16, 2017
by Mark Waid, Barry Kitson $16.99

The Old Order Changeth – more than you ever suspected! For the first time ever, learn what really happened all those years ago when the founding Avengers turned their membership over to a set of new recruits. The recently thawed Captain America is joined by three reformed super villains – Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch – as a new group of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes takes shape! But when a stranger comes to New York, they may have to draft a new member to help them defeat him! It’s a new story of Cap’s Kooky Quartet that has direct ramifications for the Avengers of today!

COLLECTING: AVENGERS 1.1-5.1

And a few new colouring in titles…

Color Your Own Marvel Tsum Tsum Paperback – June 6, 2017
by David Baldeon $9.99

The Marvel Tsum Tsums need YOU to put the color back in their world! You’ve bought the adorable little critters, you’ve hugged them, you’ve stacked them high! You’ve collected their variant covers and lapped up their very own comic book! But now it’s time for the most Tsum Tsum fun of all – coloring them in! Your favorite pint-sized plushie super heroes and villains – from Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel to Green Goblin and Ultron – are here in black-and-white art just waiting for your pens, pencils and crayons. And even better, they’re hanging out with their full-size costumed counterparts, also in need of good hues! So, whether you prefer your Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy big and bold or cute and cuddly, we’ve got you covered! Unleash a rainbow of color on some Tsum Tsum!

And an upcoming prose volume!

Marvel Legends: Told Through the Eyes of Captain America, Spider-Man, and Iron Man by Jim McCann

What else can you find?

(Last Updated November 2, 2016 6:05 pm )