I've never had a bad amazon, CGN, B&N, intstocktrades, ect experience. OR a messed up book. Guess its good to be in New England.
Marvel cosmic needs Jim Starlin back. As long as he is prohibited from using the word 'myriad' ever again.
"Hold my Annihilus." - Johnny Storm, Captain of the Annihilation Wave Armada
Reviews, Adventures, Advice, and Creative Works:
One incident pissed me off above all others. Claimed it was new and it was out of the shrinkwrap and dust jacket was in good condition only. It was annihilation book 1. I knew 19.99 was too good to be true for that OOP book in new condition. But I negged him because I felt as though he put new condition just to get the sale.
I've been reading Claremont/Byrne X-Men for the last week and I just read some Claremont /Sienkiewicz New Mutants tonight. I'm really wishing for some more early 80's X-Men Omniboo and a Claremont New Mutants Omnibus. Claremont was really at the top of his game back then and there wasn't this decompression you see today in comics. The plots seemed so rich and Claremont didn't have to write his stories by editorial edict in order to fit into some crossover or coordinate with a half dozen other b-list X-Titles. Back then Wolverine only starred in one regular title (not seven), and maybe I'm remembering this through rose colored glasses, but even the art was more consistently good. I sure hope we can get some Uncanny X-Men vol 2 & 3 and a nice New Mutants Omnibus before we get any more titles like Avengers The Crossing, Marvel Zomnibus, or The Stand. I want some classic material, not just some reprints of HCs I can find for $4 in the bargain bins at HalfPriceBooks (no offense HPB, I love you!).
And my statement is TRUE. There are plenty more people than JUST US ON THIS THREAD that collects omnibuses and that means there are MORE THAN JUST US BUYING REGULAR COVERS AND VARIANTS. SOME of those variant covers are more sought-after, like the red and black DDs, the white Captain America, the Beta Ray Bill Thor, the modern Captain Britain ... (check sales to see that I AM RIGHT).
I'm sure there are collectors out there on the hunt for Omni variants, but I think they're a pretty rare breed. It's a small group of cover hunting fans within the small group of omni-buying fans within the small group that reads comics. It's a niche of a niche of a niche market.
I gave Iris West -- the kiss of death!
That's in contrast to this idea that first edition Omnibus books are worth more than subsequent printings. The vast majority of the time there is no different in terms of content between a first printing and a fourth printing of an Omnibus. Later printings may go from glued to sewn binding which would actually make first editions worth less in the eyes of a hardcore collector, though I doubt there is any different in the market price between glued and sewn editions for books that have been bound both ways.
Of course, if subsequent printings have errors not contained in the first printing and this becomes widely known, the first print may become more valuable.
Or in the case of the New X-Men Omnibus, that first printing MAY retain a higher value in the long run because it has a different dust jacket than the re-print, despite the glued binding. But prices on that book have already crashed down. I think only time will tell what the aftermarket value of that first edition will be once the re-print is fully out there filling up the demand in the market. Another example would be the B&N Edition unofficial-Omnibus of Ultimate Spider-Man, because that has a different cover/dust jacket. But these two last exceptions have more to do with the fact that the covers/dust jackets are different than the fact that they are first printings. These first printings just might essentially become the equivalent of variant editions assuming the re-prints have larger print runs.
TLDNR: Variant covers/different covers can fetch higher values much like their single issue counterparts; first edition Omnibus books not so much
Variant covers are printed in much smaller amounts. That means that once those copies are gone, there is always going to be a collector somewhere who feels his collection is incomplete because he or she doesn't own that variant edition, regardless of it being single copies or reprint tomes as large as omnibuses. Remember this: there are plenty of collectors out there with large sums of cash, who WILL pay higher prices to own the pieces they need to complete their collection.
Check eBay completed auctions to see that I'm right when I say these covers DO sell for more.
On another subject: I am confused at how Marvel prices its Premiere Classics line of HCs. I go into BAM and find Nick Fury vs SHIELD for $40 and the equally-as-large Elektra Assassin for $25, while the much-smaller West Coast Avengers MPC is priced at $35. Most of the WCA HCs have been priced higher, but sit that beside of Elektra Assassin and see there is more than a quarter-inch of thickness difference between the two books!
Honestly, knowing that the Masterworks have small print runs, I can't imagine the silver covers are that much less rare than the "limited edition" marble variants. The thing with the marble editions is that we actually get the number of copies on the back cover, whereas they don't tell us if the number of silver editions has a higher or lower print run.
Hey guys, was hoping to pick your brains regarding a reading order for a stack of OHC's i've got waiting to tackle.
I just finished the messiah trilogy and x-force ohc's and loved it so now i'm going back to tackle the initiative - dark reign - secret invasion - seige stuff.
I have read all of civil war and i have the following ohc's to tackle:
New Avengers 1 - 7 (some of this was covered in civil war)
Mighty Avengers all 3 of em
Dark Avengers (doesnt have issues 7 and 8?)
Invincible Iron Man 1 and 2
I also have the Ellis Thunderbolts ultimate collection.
I also have the Thor omni and the Gillen ult collection
EDIT: and the 3 captain america omnis if they are applicable
Can anyone help me out with a reading order pls? And anything else i need to pick up to be able to read through without too many major plot holes?