Now had a read of previews and a few interesting things in there:
-Up to DD 15 already and just putting out first trade
- Hickmans Fantastic Four HCs is resuming numbering at v5, will be a messy reading order there with FF. Still no Omni???
- Hercules Trade complete by Pak and van lente for $30, wouldn't this be massive and also suitable for an Omni?
- Incredible Hulk trade for $40? Hope it comes with gold leaf covers.
- Uncanny XForce up to issue 28, still no OHC?
- Distinct lack of overpriced Xmen OHC detected
Yes I have been drinking, don't judge me
Criminal deluxe vol 2? I still haven't bought 1!
Well I am excited for the X-men Bishop OHC as well as Criminal Vol. 2. I have Spider-man pre-ordered from when amazon listed it as $10. I appreciate that the new Fantastic Four is Vol. 5, but as NZ_InFerno said, it has a messy reading order with FF at that point.
Bookdepository is offering 10% extra off until 14th May, on both the .com and the UK sites.
What is the likelihood of a Jason Aaron PunisherMax omnibus? With Remenders coming out later this year and the popularity of Aaron I would say it makes sense. I am just wondering, because I want to read his run, but don't want to get the trades only to find out this omnibus will get released shortly after I buy them.
With a $50 price tag, X-Men: Bishop's Crossing OHC would contain Uncanny X-Men #281-293 and... ?
We're looking at 304 pages for those issues, plus whatever else.
Maybe they could toss the pretty first decent Bishop LS in there (the Mountjoy Crisis) and the second one. And the X.S.E. series? Maybe throw more X-Men vol.2 issues in after the Uncanny ones, chronologically?
#281 - 23 pgs + 2 cvr + 2 rep cvr
#282 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr + 1 rep cvr
#283 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#284 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#285 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#286 - 21 pgs + 1 cvr
#287 - 23 pgs + 1 cvr
#288 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#289 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#290 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#291 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#292 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
#293 - 22 pgs + 1 cvr
With the exception of #281-283 (and maybe #289-290), these are quite forgettable, and often weak stories. Certainly contenders for the worst Uncanny issues to be collected, IMO.
But Marvel (hopefully) did us well to get them in OHC and bridge the gap from Jim Lee Omni vol.2 to X-Cutioner's Song.
Also, the COUNTER X TPBs receive a (quite tiny) addition with Counter X - X-Force: Rage War which collects X-Force #110-115 and #102 Rough Cut Edition.
Releasing opposite ends of the X-Force series in both Hardcover and TPB makes little sense, but I'll take them.
So of X-Force #1-129, we'll now have the following collecred
Bring on the Pollina issues!
Also, when Marvel fans demand an enormous 9 pound Man-Thing in their hands, they get it.
Last edited by AstonishingXMan; 04-13-2012 at 08:14 AM.