By the time we get Day's of Future Past, unless they have reprinted vol 1, I can't see fans hot out of the movie paying that much (yes disputing my previous argument somewhat, or am I?) for a volume 2 that volume 1 is so out of print and so expensive.
I think it's more likely they'll release an omni, back tracking to the start of Dark Phoenix, and leaving off the volume numbering entirely.
I want to tell you all a little story about an Amazon seller named Daily Deal USA.
Like many of you I'm sure, I check various OOP books on amazon/half/ebay etc fairly regularly. For shits and giggles, I check the Ennis Punisher Omnibus on amazon. A few days ago on Saturday, I was eating breakfast before work and decided to check my list. I almost choked when I saw the prices for the Punisher book(you guys can check camelcamelcamel or some other tracker to verify), but there were a few listings, one was new for 65 or something, then 3 used for 24, 26, and 62 all from the same seller. Well, I bought all 4 listings up, figuring one of them had to turn out to be real. Got a shipping notice Sunday evening for 3 of them, but then a few hours later got a notice that my orders were being refunded. Sometime Monday the 4th order was canceled. Of course, I complained to the seller and to amazon. The seller gave me a complete bullshit excuse that a postal worker said there was sever damage to the spine and the post office threw them out(which would not happen). They've yet to reply to any of my 3 emails, or the email that amazon had sent them. But I'm not done complaining, I'm going to keep pushing amazon to see if anything will happen.
Just just a heads up from this seller, don't bet on actually getting your item from them(you can look at their feedback, it happens often)
But on the bright side, I didn't lose any money
Last edited by ER Prest; 12-05-2012 at 08:28 AM.
My review of Absolute Dark Victory
If I were a MOD I would ban anyone who uses the stupid word "omniboo."
I know everyone thinks of a release of Uncanny X-Men volume 2 when the next X-movie comes out but I wonder if we might actually see an Ultimate X-Men omnibus. Fox has Mark Millar working for them and he did write at least the first 25 issues or so, plus an Ultimate mini. I'd hate to see this, but I do wonder the odds of this happening, as it's an easy jumping-on point if they do decide to omnibus the entire run.
Today, I make no demands... no threats! But, one day, I shall voice demands -- and all shall obey them!
Ugh, no Ultimate X-Men Omnibus, please.
You can get hardcovers #1-3 (issues #1-33 and bonus stuff) on Amazon for a combined $30 shipped right now. I'd hate to see stuff that's already in OHC form get reproduced and take something else's spot.
It clearly doesn't matter to Marvel when the last book came out or how rare it is. Remember, ASM Vol 2 came out five years after Vol 1 and three years after it was reprinted. UXM was reprinted the same year ASM was. It's true that UXM Vol 2 picks up midway through a story (a misfortune I don't think is shared by any other book), but I can't see Marvel caring about such matters. I mean, from their perspective anyone who wants this book has already read Vol 1.
But this is the bottom line: Since the omnibus line has started there hasn't been a single movie to come out that didn't have a tie-in omnibus if there was suitable material already in the Masterworks format. The closest they've come to that is the release of First Class, which had The X-Men Vol 2 instead and didn't have a second book like Rise of the Silver Surfer did (that is the only movie so far to have two Silver Age omnibus tie-ins). They've released fourteen volumes for thirteen movies. Do you really think they're going to stop that now? There is a huge precedent here. Clearly they believe their strategy to be working, otherwise they'd have stopped.
I think Marvel's long delay in releasing Vol 2 has led some you to believe they have some sort of nefarious agenda to avoid releasing the book at all costs, when really it's just been a matter of poor timing.
Edit: Oh, and yes on Ultimate X-Men!
Last edited by CrazyOldHermit; 12-05-2012 at 01:41 PM.
On a tangent about Amazon Marketplace sellers - how the hell do these book sellers on Amazon Marketplace not know what a remainder mark is? There were a couple of books I wanted and I specifically did not want to pay for a remainder marked copy. Two sellers emailed me back saying "What's a remainder mark?" Well gee, in the time it took to email me that response, you could have just Googled "remainder mark" and known for yourself. To me that's just being ignorant about the products you're selling since you need to know book conditions to accurately list these items, and it's also terrible customer service to not take two seconds to Google an answer to a question a potential customer had. I'll just take my business elsewhere. And these weren't like Average Joe's selling stuff, these were store fronts selling hundreds of not thousands of books and doing big quantities of business.