Calling all Marvel Omnibus fans! Near Mint Condition just announced that it’s time to cast your vote in the Marvel Omnibus Reprint Poll 2023!
While this is an unofficial fan poll, it’s “unofficial” with an extremely strong correlation to what Marvel actually winds up reprinting. Out of the Top 20 books from the 2022 poll, Marvel has already announced reprints of 15 of them!
Is that correlation or causation? It’s hard to say for certain, but I think that number is way too high to simply be a coincidence of prediction. Marvel has gotten better at keeping their fingers on the pulse of what the collector community is demanding over the past few years, and I think paying attention to the Near Mint Condition reprint poll is a significant part of that pulse-taking. (as well as the Tigereyes Most-Wanted Marvel Omnibus Secret Ballot, coming up in a few months).
And, of course, Omar of Near Mint Condition maintains and open and ongoing relationship with David Gabriel and the Marvel Collected Editions office (which is how he gets to announce so much breaking news), so there’s no doubt they’ll see the poll results.
You don’t have to watch the video to vote on the poll – just click through to the Marvel Omnibus Reprint Poll 2023 and pick your top five! However, I recommend the video because Omar tries to talk about every single out-of-print Marvel Omnibus for seventeen minutes straight as their titles scroll past on the screen like the end credits of Whose Line Is It Anyway.
That is exactly the sort of absurdity that I like to undertake on my own, which is just one more reason why I love being both colleagues and friends with Omar. There couldn’t be a better person to share all of this collected edition news with the world.
This isn’t the only Near Mint Condition breaking news of the day! I’ll be making my return to the Near Mint Condition channel to review every collected edition in Marvel’s June solicitations next week on Thursday, March 2 at 1pm Eastern Time (which is Friday March 3 at 7am NZT).
This time, I’ll be 1-on-1 with Omar to talk through all of these books. That means I have a lot of reading to do in the next seven days, since a slew of our announcements will be for trade paperbacks of Marvel books from 2022 – the first year I haven’t read any new Marvel comics since 2009!
That’s in addition to working on the next new guide for CK Patrons, DM-ing my D&D campaign this weekend, completing the next X-Guide update, plus something… special for the month of March.
Who needs sleep when there’s comics to read and blogging to do! Make sure to mark your calendars for next Thursday (or, Friday, if you’re on my half of the world).