It’s another Classic Collection version of Haul Around the World, shot BEFORE my big move! This was my order from mid-February 2019.
In this order I get to freak out with excitement over Marvel hitting a number of very different gaps in their color collections coverage – the end of Luke Cage’s original solo title, the post-Claremont pre-Davis gap in Excalibur, Monica Rambeau’s solo stories as Captain Marvel and the deeply weird Punisher: Revelations.
Plus… a tease of the next oversize book to hit my shelf, which might be my most-anticipated omnibus of the decade!
In this haul:
- from Marvel Comics
- Captain Marvel – Monica Rambeau – visit the Guide to Captain Marvel
- Excalibur Epic Collection: Girl’s School from Heck (Epic Vol. 3) – visit the Guide to Excalibur
- Luke Cage – Power Man, Marvel Masterworks Vol. 3 – visit the Guide to Luke Cage
- Punisher Epic Collection: Kingpin Rules (Epic Vol. 3) – visit the Guide to Punisher
- Marvel Knights Punisher: Purgatory – visit the Guide to Punisher
- other publishers
On today’s episode of Crushing Comics I unveiled the first international comics haul of new comics collected editions that’s arrived since I’ve been here in New Zealand! I don’t know how I made it this long without a fresh supply of books (and hopefully not any spiders).
Here’s what I unboxed in alphabetical order, along with their accompanying guides (if applicable):
- Daredevil Epic Collection: Heart of Darkness (Guide)
- Defenders Epic Collection: Ashes to Ashes (Guide)
- Graveyard Book Graphic Novel (Single Edition)
- Locke & Key: Heaven and Earth (not Small World, as I say in the video.)
- Marvel Masterworks: Luke Cage, Power Man Vol. 2 (Guide)
- Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Two-in-One Vol. 2 (Guide)
- S.H.I.E.L.D.: Hydra Reborn
- Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin (Guide)
Today I have another freshly spruced-up comic character guide for you: The Definitive Guide to Luke Cage.
Need the short story on what Luke Cage has been up to in 2017 both in comics and in collected editions? Keep reading for a recap, plus a quick reintroduction to the character and a final tally of how many of his starring comics have been collected in color.
It’s the penultimate stop in our trip backwards through time to find all of the Marvel runs most in need of Omnibus treatment.
Why? For fun. For accumulating rainy-day reading. And, to fuel our 2017 Most Wanted Marvel Omnibus Secret Ballot votes!
Marvel in the 1980s is really a tale of two different Marvels. The first half of the decade featured many continuing 70s series, a handful of limited series, and relatively few new ongoing titles – most of which were direct spinoffs of characters from other books.
However, after Secret Wars II in 1986 the line got a serious shake-up, with many titles outside of what I think of as “The Big 9” and their satellite books getting cancelled or rebooted, plus tons of new ongoing and limited series and a whole new line of comics with New Universe!
(“The Big 9” are all of the lines of books that made it from the Silver Age to 2005 while being published continuously, even if that meant being restarted along the way – , Avengers, Captain America, Daredevil, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, and X-Men. After 2005, Thor went on hiatus, and Fantastic Four has been on hiatus since 2015.)
(In a totally weird turn of events, we can now probably add Deadpool to that list of evergreen lines.)
Marvel released a lot of comics in the 1980s, so what should Marvel prioritize getting into omnibuses? I’ve already covered all of the X-Men runs from this period, and I’m not touching Spider-Man or Fantastic Four mapping at the moment. Plus, many key 80s runs are on the survey already, like Peter David’s Hulk, Iron Man by by Michelinie & Layton Ann Nocenti’s Daredevil – but that still leaves a ton of potential runs to cover! [Read more…] about 10 Marvel runs from the 80s that ought to be omnibuses – 1981 to 1989