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Maybe Don was right, we are definitely seeing a massive reduction in Omnibus output in regards to movie releases.
Adamantium collection is a strange one, extremely pricey and not much of it is great content. Do like the rerelease of Miller/Claremont Wolverine, that's the third (and with the Adamantium collection 4th) time its been in an oversized collection. Will be holding onto my Best of Wolverine.
Perhaps we'll see an Omnibus when the DVD is out.
I also think it's quite consumer friendly of Marvel to publish some of the more important material from that huge-ass book in OHCs (Miller/Origin) so that you can still enjoy these in oversized HC format without having to spend $150-200.
What else is there of Wolverine to release as an omnibus, other than a reprint of the first one? an Aaron volume 2?
I haven't heard much of anything about his monthly. I'vre read some of the newer stuff when the restarted it, Rucka's was good, but only 19 issues and is now an Ultimate Collection, Millar's was alright, already in an ohc and Ultimate Collection, then there's Way's run and Loeb's...I don't know much about the 90's series.
RE:Iron Man - if we're getting the Layton IM omnibus for the movie, can't they at least release another 'omnibus lite' OHC of Fraction's run? I believe there would be vols 3 and 4 before his run was completed. I'd be very interested in those. I also have always found it interesting how both of those Iron Man OHCs (vols 1 & 2) are so cheap. Consistently cheap. Makes me think they printed WAY too many of them both.
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After a bit of searching I found this post about Wolverine Omnis!
Wolverine, Vol. 3 has already been carved up significantly into collections - the Rucka UC, the Enemy of the State OHC, Civil War and House of M issues in their respective OHCs, Old Man Logan as an OHC, and then the Aaron stuff. There are literally only a pair of arcs that have NOT been recollected into bigger collections ... not to say that they couldn't do it, but all of these different arcs don't tonally fit together very well.
Wolverine Origins was 50 issues with a 5-issue intro in Wolverine Vol. 3 and crossovers with X-Men Legacy and Daken, so that would be two Omnis, minium.
In response to the question of notable bits in the old Wolverine series, I always thought the death of Mariko (about issue 57), and the storyline after Magneto ripped out his adamantium, i think it was like the first 6 issues or so afterward were good. I personally like quite a bit of the Wolverine and Jubilee team up issues as well. I'd settle for them just being printed in a trade/ultimate collection format ala classic line. I'll probably have to settle for a binding project eventually.
Here are the solicitations.
IRON MAN VOL. 1: BELIEVE PREMIERE HC
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Penciled by GREG LAND
Cover by GREG LAND
Tony Stark is Iron Man — technological visionary, wealthy playboy, unparalleled engineer and armored Avenger. But NOW!, his greatest invention has just become his greatest mistake: The lethal techno-virus Extremis is out in the wild! Tony’s hunt for the rogue Extremis Units takes him to New Camelot, where he clashes with the mech-knights called the Circle and dogfights the Russian Black Exoskeleton Academy; to Colombia, where he battles old foes Vibro, Firebrand and the Living Laser; and to the ancient catacombs of Paris, where absolute horror awaits — and Tony may have to betray an old friend! Introducing Iron Man’s stealth armor, heavy-duty battle-suit and space armor as Tony creates new suits to tackle new challenges! If he wants to save the world from his own deadly nano-virus, Iron Man must act fast — and Tony Stark must build faster! Collecting IRON MAN (2012) #1-5.
112 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
Trim size: standard
Argh, I broke down and ordered a copy of Tomb of Dracula V1 for a "reasonably good" (eg under 200) price, and it hasn't arrived. I know it isn't outside of US to Aussie shipping times this time of year, but it is getting to 6 weeks now, and the other two vols I ordered at the some time arrived weeks ago. Getting so nervous... I just hope it isn't lost. Amazon have the end expected delivery date as 3 Jan, and that isn't too far away... But dead set, I've never seen one under $200 for a long time. It was a very reputable big Marketplace book seller, so I'm not worried like they are mucking me about. They responded quick yesterday when I enquired how it was sent (eg, direct USPS or forwarded like Alibris). But man, I hope it arrives :( I'm starting to feel sick about it though.
Hmmmmmmm... is the Marvel NOW! #1s omni worth it... decisions, decisions.
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