Ultimate Spider-man Hardcovers
Has anybody been collecting the USM HCs as they have been released by Marvel?
It's getting harder and harder to dig into my back issues (as they are in storage) these days and as I have been checking out the TPB from my local library, I was thinking that I'd love to put Ultimate Spider-man on my bookshelf next to my Walking Dead Omnibus, Invincible HCs and Queen & Country HCs.
In doing my due diligence today, I was looking through Amazon.com to put all of the USM HCs on my wish list for Christmas and noticed that Vol. 6 seems to be the latest release. Also, Amazon states that this was released in October 2005. Has there been anything solicited by Marvel since then? I haven't paid too close attention to the Collected solicits in the Marvel Previews and don't want to start getting these books if Marvel has decided to stop producing them. If anyone has any insight into the Marvel publishing game, I'd love to hear from you. If it looks like these HCs have been discontinued, then I may opt for the TPB for by bookshelf.
Last edited by torippu; 10-16-2006 at 07:32 AM.
I have all of the HCs. Amazon's sorting mechanism can be a little odd sometimes, particulalry when you're working a search. There is a volume 7 of the hardcover series already out and available at Amazon now. I don't think it came out that long ago, but it's out there.
I wouldn't worry about the ULT SPIDER-MAN hardcovers. They seem to be doing well.
Thanks - I found it and put it on my wish list. I guess that I didn't look heard enough yesterday. I just followed the link from Vol. 1 and didn't see a Vol. 7 so I starting panicking.
Originally Posted by Augie De Blieck Jr.
Do you know if all of these books are the same size with the same format/number of extras? Is there numbering along the spines of the books?
They're all in the same format. They're each about 12 issues -- I think the first may include #13, as well. They're all the $30 price point. Extras vary, though. In fact, I'm not entirely sure there are any extras after the first volume, but I don't have the books in front of me right now. Someone else will have to vouch for that part.
And, yes, there are numbers along the spines. You get a nice little rainbow of books with the series.
The vol. 6 hc has three pages of extras, two pages are a "deleted scene" and the other is rough cover sketchs.
I think the hc with Venom (vol 3?) has some extras in the back about his creation but I don't have them handy at the moment.
Barnes and Noble had an ominbus type edition out for the second film, most stores still have them. It collects the contents of hc's 1-3 with so roughly 40 issues worth and was $50 originally. They were marked down to about $25 or $30 last I saw. the ISBN # is 0760761337, it is sold out on the website but you should be able to find it in store.