Also, that 20% off at B&N may still get you the GI Joe OHC for less than $25.
Last edited by DrGregatron; 12-07-2012 at 03:31 PM.
I have no interest in the Marvel Now! Omnibus, or the DC New 52 Zero Issue Omnibus or any other kind of collection of mostly unrelated issues thrown together.
Since we're talking about what we've been reading in the Marvel Omnibus lull, I was wondering if you'd be so kind as to let me know what you think of Morning Glories. I read a few pages of the first issue at the bookstore to see if it was interesting, but I honestly couldn't tell if it was something that I would like or not. I've looked at reviews and some of them have mentioned that the first deluxe ends with nothing really resolved, which makes it sound like the read isn't that satisfying.
If you or anyone else have read it, let me know what you think. Our community in this thread (and the DC and General threads) contains people who's advice I trust over any online reviewers.
Reviews, Adventures, Advice, and Creative Works:
Among 24 Batman TPBs/HCs (recently got into his stuff)... I ordered Avengers Vs X-Men.
I just got the New X-men omnibus and the X-statix omnibus from instocktrades. I followed the directions for what to do with a new book and both were lying down flat on the table at what seemed safe for the binding. Any other tips for how to keep them in top condition? Right now I have them standing on a shelf like normal books.
The thought it'll take the slot of an omnibus many of have requested is perhaps the worst part. As a community here, we have on several occasions identified at least a dozen omnibus books a majority of us would be interested in. Marvel, however, has yet to offer us any of these books this fall/winter buying season or next year for that matter (with the exception of Michelinie Iron Man that many of us expressed an interest in). I just don't understand the plan of soliciting so many low demand runs all in a row?
In my case, since I said I would be interested if the price were right, I have always been a fan of Marvel and have no connection to what is going on in the modern comics at all beyond buying superior omnibuses that collect groups of completed series. I would be interested just to see what is going on in current issues and what route they are going down. Simple as that.
The Marvel Now Omnibus seems odd but is best explained by these two sentences from the article:
DC did it, their Omnibus made them money, might as well try it at the House of Ideas. Unfortunately Marvel NOW isn't even like the New 52 - it's simply a marketing scheme and a buzz word/phrase hoping to capitalize on the same feelings that people had in regard to the New 52 that made that a success (at least within people who already buy comic books). Staggering the titles over many months without the same level of media coverage or advertising that DC had behind the New 52 probably won't net Marvel the same results. Neither will the fact that to the outsiders who actually heard about the New 52, the idea was clear - it was a reboot of the DC universe. Marvel NOW is just a creative team switch with some new teams/team members. It's not even close to the same impact as DC's reboot. Again, I think "Marvel NOW" is supposed to be a buzz word to evoke the same feelings in consumers as "New 52," even if they are fundamentally different in substance.DC has had sales success with a similar collection for their New 52 reboot from last year.
That's the other reason Marvel did it. Completionists - of comics in general or of the Omnibus line - keep buying this stuff, so both Marvel and DC will keep churning out half baked collections. It seems like the vibe in this thread will be to "vote with your wallet" and not buy it - but this thread is a small minority of the minority that even buys Omnibuses. Plenty of other people will shell out for this stuff. Unfortunately I feel like the Marvel trade department might take low sales of this (if that is the eventual result) as reason to put out even fewer Omnibuses.Even with a $99.99 price tag, the massive books have a following among completists fans.
With all the talk of less omnibuses being published, I can't help but feel like within a year we may start seeing more. But all modern runs and less classic. Marvel's current method seems to be new volumes and creators after 20-30 issues, so all of these "complete" series are going to be in perfect omnibus size. New Avengers, Avengers, Uncanny X-Force, and Uncanny X-Men are perfect examples. With Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 they'd still have to worry about Vol. 3, but with Gillen Uncanny, it's a one and done book. Maybe that's also why we've been seeing less OHCs of books that used to get them annually, because they're saving them for one omnibus.
Eh, anyway. Pure speculation. Just wanted to put it out there and see what others thought.