This is the end, my friends! The last in a series of four posts covering how Marvel could cover every X-Men comic book in omnibus volumes.
This post covers every X-Men series from Messiah Complex to the end of Marvel Now in an effort to give you maximum ideas for the The Most Wanted Marvel Omnibus Secret Ballot, where you vote for the comic runs you’d most like to see in an oversized format. Monday I covered all of X-Men from 1963 to 1991, Tuesday I reviewed 1991 to 2001, and yesterday I broke down 2001 to 2008.
- X-Men: From Messiah Complex to AvX
- Uncanny X-Men (1963) #487 – 544 & (2011) #1-20
- Age of Apocalypse
- Astonishing X-Men (2004) #25-68 & Annual 1
- Cable, X-Force, & Uncanny X-Force
- Captain Britain & MI:13
- Magneto (2014)
- Namor, The First Mutant (2010)
- New Mutants (2009)
- Wolverine (various)
- X-23 (2010)
- X-Factor by Peter David
- X-Men, Vol. 3 (2010)
- X-Men Legacy by Mike Carey (& Christos Gage)
- X-Treme X-Men
- X-Men in Marvel Now
With 21 more omnibuses from Messiah Complex to AvX and another 10 from Marvel Now, this edition brings our grand total of potential X-Men volumes to 113 possible omnibuses – which begs the question: How many of these could we possibly see in our lifetimes before books become completely obsolete and comics are downloaded directly into our brains?
At Marvel’s current rate of only a handful of X-Men omnibuses a year, it’s never going to happen.
Yet, with most Marvel omnibuses selling between 1,000 and 2,500 units in their first week, it makes me wonder how many of these books we could see if Marvel abandoned the outdated Direct Market model for determining their pre-order volume and sell-through.
Picture this – in October 2017 Marvel partners with Kickstarter plus one of the big online comic book sellers as a distributor to introduce the new “X-Men Omnibus Club: Year 1.” [Read more…] about Oversize X-Men: A map of every existing omnibus, plus what’s missing (Part 4: 2008 to 2015)