Marvel has been dropping more big books on Amazon. We were curious about a listing of Venom: First Host but there’s plenty more to dig into.
First, the Omnibuses. And it looks like they just can’t get enough of John Byrne. Or Chris Claremont. I wonder…
Marvel Universe By John Byrne Omnibus Vol. 2 Dec 18, 2018
Legendary creator John Byrne’s incredible influence extends to every corner of the Marvel Universe! Thrill to Byrne’s full runs on IRON FIST, STAR BRAND, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE and more – alongside his blockbuster She-Hulk graphic novel, a Daredevil/Ghost Rider crossover, the debut of a Lost Generation of heroes, and a score of rarities – some never before reprinted! Witness Byrne’s signature takes on Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther, Hulk, Tigra, Iron Man, the Thing, Red Skull, Magneto and more!
COLLECTING: MARVEL PREMIERE 25; IRON FIST (1975) 1-15; MARVEL TEAMUP (1972) 63-64, 100 (B STORY); MARVEL CHILLERS 6; DAREDEVIL (1964) 138; GHOST RIDER (1973) 20; CHAMPIONS (1975) 17; INCREDIBLE HULK ANNUAL 7; IRON MAN (1968) 118; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) 43, 50, 53-55; AVENGERS ANNUAL 13; MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL 18: THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK; STAR BRAND 11-13, 14-18 (A STORIES), 19; NEW MUTANTS (1983) 75; MARVEL: THE LOST GENERATION 12-1; MATERIAL FROM GIANT-SIZE DRACULA 5; BIZARRE ADVENTURES 31; CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) 350; X-FACTOR ANNUAL 4; MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) 79; HULK (1999) 1
Silver Surfer By Slott & Allred Omnibus Hardcover – December 4, 2018
Anywhere and everywhere – hang on! Dan Slott and Mike Allred take the Sentinel of the Spaceways on his wildest ride yet – with a very special companion! Meet Dawn Greenwood, the Earth girl who’s enabled the Silver Surfer to see the universe with all-new eyes – and push its boundaries like never before! But that way leads to incredible dangers – like the Never Queen, Shuma-Gorath and Jumbonox the Giganormous! From perfect planets to wrathful warriors, from the end of reality to an all-new beginning, they’ll travel the length and breadth of space and time – and beyond! But what could ever make Norrin Radd willing to once again serve Galactus? Slott and Allred weave a cosmic-powered story of triumph, tragedy and boundless imagination!
COLLECTING: SILVER SURFER (2014) 1-15, ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE 1 (SILVER SURFER STORY), SILVER SURFER (2016) 1-14
Fantastic Four By Waid & Wieringo Omnibus Dec 18, 2018
Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo deliver some of the most daring and humorous adventures the Fantastic Four have ever seen! Giant bugs! Living equations! Johnny Storm, CEO! Exploding unstable molecules! The secret behind the Yancy Street Gang! And Doctor Doom’s plans are truly unthinkable! Victor will push the FF beyond their limits – and when his actions lead to the death of one of their own, they’ll storm the gates of Heaven to save their beloved teammate! Plus: Spider-Man and the Human Torch take on Hydro-Man! But with the Fantastic Four’s reputation in tatters, is associating with a misunderstood wall-crawler really wise? And when Manhattan finds itself surrounded by a fleet of miles-high alien spacecraft, it’s time for the Fantastic Four to do what they do best!
COLLECTING: FANTASTIC FOUR (1998) 60-70, 500-524, 500 DIRECTOR’S CUT
All four of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s classic “color” masterpieces in one atmospheric hardcover! Blind acrobat Daredevil was inspired to heroism by the example of his prizefighter father – but Matt Murdock is a young man in love with Karen Page. Relive Daredevil’s heartwarming, heartbreaking debut! Then, Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy want to spend the rest of their lives together – but first, Spider-Man must run a gauntlet of his greatest foes. No matter how powerful the Incredible Hulk becomes, his heart can still be shattered by Betty Ross – the daughter of his greatest enemy! And Captain America battles beside his best friend Bucky behind enemy lines in World War II! Touching and insightful tales of super heroism from an Eisner Award-winning team!
COLLECTING: DAREDEVIL: YELLOW 1-6, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE 1-6, HULK: GRAY 1-6, CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE 0-5
And there are plenty of other new and possibly unexpected collections as well. What information can you cull from their very existence?
X-Factor Epic Collection: All-New, All-Different X-Factor Paperback – December 11, 2018
X-Men Epic Collection: The Sentinels Live – November 27, 2018
Professor X is dead! The X-Men have gone their separate ways. Searching to find a way to make its poorest-selling super heroes click, Marvel was trying anything and everything. With the title on the verge of cancellation, Roy Thomas and Neal Adams clicked, and the rest is history. Their epic evolution of the X-Men defines the team to this day. Adams’ lavish and dynamic visuals and Thomas’ challenging and contemporary stories combined in a book that throbbed with the pulse of the times. Their iconic stories collected here introduce Havok, the vampiric villain Sauron, the Mutates and X-Man-to-be Sunfire! Not to mention the Living Pharaoh, a classic Savage Land team-up with Ka-Zar, as well as the return of Magneto!
COLLECTING: VOL. 3: X-MEN (1963) 46-66; MATERIAL FROM KA-ZAR (1970) 2-3, MARVEL TALES (1966) 30
Moon Girl And The Marvel Universe Paperback – December 4, 2018
Lunella Lafayette makes new friends across the Marvel Universe! The smartest one of all takes it upon herself to solve the Terrigen crisis threatening the X-Men! And when Venom has a Stegron the Dinosaur Man problem, it only makes sense for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to lend a hand (or claw)! But when Big Red exits Lunella’s life, she needs a new partner! Who will it be? Ghost Rider? Daredevil? The X-Babies?! Maybe Kid Kaiju would be a better fi t – but he needs help understanding his own monster army! Plus, when the vile Swarm has Lunella’s school hooked on cigarettes, it’s up to her and her faithful dino pal to butt them out!
COLLECTING: MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR 24, 31; EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN ANNUAL 1 (B STORY); VENOM 153, MONSTERS UNLEASHED 12; MOON GIRL MARVEL LEGACY PRIMER
Punisher By Garth Ennis: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 for Dec 24, 2018
Welcome back, Frank! The Punisher returns, more brutal than ever, courtesy of writer Garth Ennis – and his perfect artistic partner, Steve Dillon! The critically acclaimed creators that brought you Preacher restore one of Marvel’s most popular characters to ultraviolent glory – as a one-man army locked, loaded and ready to take out anyone in his way. And Frank starts with Ma Gnucci and her entire crime family! Spacker Dave, Joan the Mouse and Mr. Bumpo all await in one of the most celebrated Punisher stories ever told! And Frank’s war on crime continues as he targets disgraced General Kreigkopf, and has a very unique team-up with Spider-Man! Plus, in Ennis’ very first Punisher story, watch as Frank Castle unleashes his fury on the entire Marvel Universe!
COLLECTING: PUNISHER (2000) 1-12, PUNISHER (2001) 1-5, PUNISHER KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE
Punisher Epic Collection: Circle Of Blood for Dec 24, 2018 by Steven Grant and Jo Duffy
The Punisher goes solo! After years making life complicated for Spider-Man, Daredevil and more, the Marvel Universe’s deadliest vigilante fires his way into his own series – beginning behind bars! Find out exactly who Frank Castle is as he makes his way back out of prison – and renews his bloody war on crime! Gangsters, drug dealers and other lowlifes beware! These are the formative solo adventures that defined the world of the Punisher – establishing his alliance with Microchip, rivalry with Jigsaw and more! From taking on terrorists to massacring the mob to attacking an assassins’ guild, the Punisher’s mission never ends – but when he crosses paths with the Man Without Fear, will their renewed grudge match turn deadly?
COLLECTING: PUNISHER (1986) 1-5, PUNISHER (1987) 1-10, DAREDEVIL (1964) 257, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL: PUNISHER – ASSASSIN’S GUILD
Looks like there’s a recollection of the Chris Claremont/Alan Davis run on Uncanny X-Men…
X-Men: Gambit – The Complete Collection Vol. 2 Dec 24, 2018
by Fabian Nicieza and Scott Lobdell
The Cajun rages on! Join Gambit on a time-tossed trip to the 19th century, and discover how the Thieves’ Guild was shaped by Candra…and Mr. Sinister! Back in the present, Remy needs help – and Rogue flies to his aid! Thanks to Gambit’s evolving powers, he can finally greet her with a kiss – but as his abilities get more unstable, any thoughts of romance will be short-lived. Gambit’s destiny looms as he takes leadership of the Guild – assuming he can survive an Assassination Game against deadly villains like Bullseye, Constrictor, Zaran, Deadpool…and Archangel? And what are X-Cutioner and Ego the Living Planet doing here?! Gambit will finally discover the secret of his mysterious patron, the New Son – but is he hero or villain, and what will Gambit have to sacrifice to triumph?
COLLECTING: GAMBIT (1997) 12-25, ANNUAL 2000
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 20 Dec 24, 2018
Peter Parker’s always had the worst luck, but Spider-Man’s a hit with the ladies in his latest round of adventures! The Black Cat is back, and her love-hate relationship with Spidey is heating up. Dazzler dances with our hero in an early appearance not to be missed. And she’s not the only mutant caught in Spidey’s web; Mesmero is back, courtesy of Dennis O’Neil. Then, an all-time Spider-Man great makes his series debut: John Romita Jr.! JRJR carries on the family tradition, creating some of the most iconic Spider-Man adventures of all time beginning right here. Also featuring a Stern-&-Byrne one-shot, the first appearances of Madame Web and Hydro-Man, and Frank Miller’s classic Spider-Man/Doctor Strange team-up!
COLLECTING: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #203-212, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #14
Written by Marv Wolfman, David Michelinie, Roger Stern, and Dennis O’Neil
Art by Keith Pollard, John Byrne, Jim Mooney, John Romita Jr, and Frank Miller