Annual #16 was part of the Shattershot crossover, and Annual crossovers generally have not made an appearance in the OHCs. One would hope we eventually get a TPB of them, maybe combining all three of Days of Future Present, Kings of Pain, and Shattershot for the sake of efficiency :)
(That said, DoFP was collected in an older OOP TPB, and Kings of Pain was collected with zero fanfare into New Warriors Classic, Vol. 2., still in print.)
MAN-THING OMNIBUS HC OLIVETTI COVER
Written by ROY THOMAS, GERRY CONWAY, STEVE GERBER, TONY ISABELLA, LEN WEIN, MARV WOLFMAN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, RALPH MACCHIO, MICHAEL FLEISHER, DOUG MCKENZIE, JM DEMATTEIS
Penciled by GRAY MORROW, JOHN BUSCEMA, RICH BUCKLER, JIM STARLIN, VAL MAYERIK, MIKE PLOOG, ALFREDO ALCALA, VICENTE ALCAZAR, RICO RIVAL, ED HANNIGAN, RON WILSON, JIM MOONEY, TOM SUTTON, JOHN BYRNE, DON PERLIN, GENE COLAN, LARRY HAMA & PAT BRODERICK
Covers by ARIEL OLIVETTI & FRANK BRUNNER
Neither wholly plant nor animal, neither entirely self-aware nor totally non-sentient, the creature called the Man-Thing is unique, unchanging and alone — but none who encounter him can ever be the same again. Empathic by nature and drawn to fight evil, his shambling visage inspires fear — and whatever knows fear burns at the Man-Thing’s touch. Whether danger rises from the swamp or the city, the past or the future, outer space or the human soul, the Man-Thing awaits! Collecting ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #12-13; FEAR #11-18, and material from #10 and #19; MAN-THING (1974) #1-22, GIANT-SIZE MAN-THING #1-3 and material from #4-5, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #197-198; MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #68; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #43; MAN-THING (1979) #1-11; DR. STRANGE (1974) #41; and material from SAVAGE TALES (1971) #1, MONSTERS UNLEASHED #5 and #8-9, and RAMPAGING HULK (1977) #7.
1192 PGS./Parental Advisory …$125.00
Trim size: oversized
On the Bishop's Crossing OHC... I actually was able to pick up almost every issue they're reprinting in this book at Emerald City for a buck a book, and I've just started reading through 'em. And... yeah, not great to start out with. Bishop's first appearance in UXM 283 is probably just about the ugliest comic I've ever seen, and it doesn't look like it's going to get much better unitl Kubert starts up. Just confusing, ugly artwork that's pretty dang bad storytelling. I'm still going to get it to fill the hole, though, so I guess I can't complain too much.
Attention! Invading alien scum! I am Bentley, scourge of man, destroyer of hope, and I also have a passing interest in dinosaurs -- Prepare to surrender now!
On the other hand, Aaron is a current Marvel writer with a couple of Omnibus' under his belt, and PunisherMAX is a neat 22 issue completed series that's somewhere north of 500 pages of material, which would fall in between the Death of Captain America and the Captain America Lives Omnibuses size wise. PunisherMAX has also never been published in oversized format. It seems to me like an Aaron PunisherMAX Omnibus is a million times more likely to hit our bookshelves than an Ennis Punisher Max Omnibus. I'd put money on a Ennis Marvel Knights Punisher Omnibus reprint over an Ennis Punisher Max Omnibus
Guy puts a book in a box with zero padding (amazon-style) and then says "Sorry I thought I packaged it securely" when I bitch about dented corners. This was with a $9 shipping charge which he has offered to refund. I'm seriously thinking about saying no to that and just leaving negative feedback.
(So, weirdly, we'll probably never get #306 in OHC, even though that brief four-issue crossover would have been a much more relevant add to the OHC than #305/#317.)
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That would make me feel like a total dick though.