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    Default Marvel Omnibus/Oversized Hardcover Discussion Part VI

    Time for the 6th part of the Marvel Omnibus Oversized Hardcover discussion!

    The original omnibus oversized hardcover thread started off as a simple question and grew into one of the premier threads at CBR.

    Link to Marvel Masterworks OHC list

    http://collectededitions.com/storefr...marvelhcs.html

    Link to Marvel Masterworks Omnibus list

    http://collectededitions.com/storefr...lhcs_omni.html

    *** if you are interested in discussing DC Hardcover Editions, then please visit This Thread and keep the Marvel Omnibus/HC discussion about Marvel books. Thanks- GH

    Release Dates:
    09/10/2013 - Amazing Spiderman Vol. 1 by Lee/Ditco reprint
    09/10/2013 - Iron Man by Kurt Busiek and Sean Chen
    09/10/2013 - Uncanny X-men Vol. 1 by Claremont/Byrne/Cockrum reprint
    10/01/2013 - Fantastic Four by Hickman Vol. 1
    10/01/2013 - Fantastic Four by Stan Lee Vol. 1 reprint
    11/05/2013 - West Coast Avengers Vol. 2
    11/05/2013 - Daredevil by Miller/Janson reprint
    12/03/2013 - Fantastic Four Vol. 2 by Lee/Kirby reprint
    12/03/2013 - Fantastic Four by John Byrne Vol. 2
    12/31/2013 - Deadpool by Joe Kelly

    03/04/2014 - Muppets Omnibus
    03/14/2014 - Golden Age Captain America*
    03/18/2014 - Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender*
    04/08/2014 - Spiderman by Roger Stern*
    04/15/2014 - X-men Age of Apocalypse Companion*
    04/29/2014 - Uncanny X-men Vol. 2*
    06/17/2014 - Punisher Max by Jason Aaron*

    *indicates release date comes from amazon and should therefore be considered tentative

    All release dates are taken from cheapgraphicnovels.com and MAY be later when ordering from amazon.com

    Thread on Comic binding:
    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...c-Book-Binding

    How to open an omnibus


    FAQ:
    Q: What are the best places to purchase omnibus that have a good price, reasonable shipping costs and package the box properly?

    A: www.cheapgraphicnovels.com (Sell omnibus and oversized hardcovers for 50% off on release week)
    www.instocktrades.com (have an excellent packaging reputation)
    www.talesofwonder.com

    For Canadian buyers...

    Chapters/Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/

    Great prices (comparable to Amazon.ca)
    Arrives very quickly (3-4 days when choosing standard shipping)
    Free standard shipping over $25
    They charge directly when you pre-order (this could be a negative to some folks)


    Amazon is a "buy from at your own risk" vendor in that they don't do a very good job packaging the product, BUT getting a replacement is hassle free and amazon prime members get free 2-day shipping. They also can ship to many countries at a much cheaper price than your usual vendors.




    Q: Is there a place to get an out of print (OOP) omnibus for cheap?


    A: There is no super secret place for getting old OOP omnibus for real cheap. If someone knew of a super secret way to get an OOP omnibus for cheap (if they were smart) they would not share it with us. If you want an OOP omnibus you need to search locally and/or look on ebay and hope to get lucky. It can happen, but just watch the thread and see what happens. People do get lucky, but there is no trick to it. It often involves being at the right place at the right time.

    Q: Will such and such run get an omnibus treatment?

    A: Marvel has no pattern whatsoever for releasing an omnibus. There are many things that have not gotten an omnibus treatment that there is high demand for such as Uncanny X-men Vol. 2 and Hickman's Fantastic Four run, while things such as Avengers The Crossing and Man-Thing get an omnibus. In otherwords, your guess is as good as ours. However, anytime a Marvel movie comes out there does seem to be an omnibus that also comes out. In the beginning Marvel would only release a silver age omnibus to go along with the movie. Now it seems that whenever a new movie comes out there is a silver age tie in AND a more modern/popular run. Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Spiderman all followed that pattern.

    Q: How can I get adequate insurance on these expensive omnibus that are OOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Jelybely8
    My wife works in property insurance, so I've posed similar questions to her in the past. She told me that I had two options for my valuable books:

    1) Schedule them individually with our insurance provider (similar to what you would do for an expensive piece of jewelry). Scheduling individual books will be more expensive, as you will need to pay a premium for each scheduled item. On the upside, the insurance company has full info on the item and its replacement cost, so if something happens you would easily get what you need to replace the book.

    2) Include the books as a portion of your total home/possession replacement value. Typically, she said that if an item is not worth about $1,000, scheduling it would be more expensive than necessary (i.e. overkill). Since I don't have any books worth $1,000 (my most expensive is probably ~$300), I have just taken multiple photos of my collection and archived them offsite. Every six months or so I do a quick estimate of what the whole collection is worth, then take that value and make sure my homeowners insurance is sufficient to cover it as a portion of my total possession replacement value.

    Please don't take my word as verbatim, though - talk with your insurance provider, and they should be able to give you better guidance based on local laws and regulations.
    Q. How do I know if an upcoming Marvel hardcover will have sewn or glued binding?
    Quote Originally Posted by LordJulius View Post
    Glued or sewn?

    In the MMW forums Jeph York tried to explain when which will be what:

    "Oy. You know, you CAN tell from the solicits whether something's going to be glued or sewn, right?

    If it's advertised as coming out the same month as the rest of that catalog's stuff (i.e. three months from now), that means it'll be printed in the US and will be glued. If it's advertised as coming out three months AFTER the rest of that catalog's stuff (i.e. SIX months from now), that means it'll be printed in China, and will be sewn..."

    "If a book listed in, say, the March 2013 solicits, is listed as "on-sale June 2013" -- three months later than everything else -- that means that book will be sewn. That's your tip-off. You can safely pre-order that book."


    "Regardless of whether or not some books printed in the US are sewn, ALL books printed in China are sewn. Which means that if a book is advance-solicted by three extra months, you can be guaranteed that it's China-printed, and therefore sewn -- and can pre-order it with confidence."


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    If I were a MOD I would ban anyone who uses the stupid word "omniboo."

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    Please let me know if there is anything else to update the main page with!


    I am currently trying to lock down release dates for upcoming omnibus and I would REALLY like to add OSHCs, but they can be difficult to track down.

    Thanks.
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    The legacy continues! I'm happy to be entering another iteration of this thread with you all.

    I compiled a Marvel Omnibus Guide based on our discussions that includes everything you need to know about each Omnibus (and some OHCs, too!) - including release date, glued vs. sewn, page count, contents, $/issue, variant covers, and more.

    I'll be updating the page with new Omnis in the coming weeks.

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    As of 10/17/13

    81 Omnibus titles have been released to date. 32 titles are currently Out of Print with another 10 titles getting close.

    Good news as 2 of the current OOP titles will be receiving a new printing in the coming months. (Spider-man Volume 1, Uncanny X-men Volume 1 and Fantastic Four Volume 1 Omnibus were just reprinted)

    For the 10 titles that are getting close to going Out of Print I have listed sites that still have them in stock. You can also still find deals for them on Ebay and Amazon Marketplace.

    Use this very helpful guide to know what issues are in each omnibus, cost per page, which era etc... http://crushingkrisis.com/collecting...ibus-editions/

    Out of Print
    Alias Omnibus
    Silver Surfer Omnibus
    Amazing Fantasy Omnibus
    Devil Dinosaur Omnibus
    Eternals Omnibus
    Howard the Duck Omnibus
    Daredevil Omnibus Frank Miller * Coming back in print / Solicited for November 2013 release
    Daredevil Omnibus Companion Frank Miller
    Daredevil Omnibus Volume 1 (Bendis)
    Daredevil Omnibus Volume 2 (Bendis)
    Daredevil Omnibus Volume 1 (Brubaker)
    Daredevil Omnibus Volume 2 (Brubaker)
    Elektra Omnibus
    Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 2 * Coming back in print / Solicited for December 2013 release
    Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Volume 1
    Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Volume 2
    Punisher (Ennis) Omnibus
    The Ultimates Omnibus
    Iron Man Omnibus Volume 1
    X-men Omnibus Volume 1
    Wolverine Omnibus, Volume 1
    Captain Britain Omnibus
    Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus
    The Death of Captain America Omnibus
    Thor Omnibus Volume 1
    Captain America Omnibus (Brubaker)
    Astonishing X-Men Omnibus
    Iron Man Omnibus Volume 2
    Ghost Rider Omnibus
    Thor (JMS) Omnibus
    Thor Walter Simonson Omnibus
    Captain America Omnibus Volume 1

    Almost Out of Print
    Hulk Omnibus Volume 1 (CGN) * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    Secret Wars Omnibus (CGN) * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    Secret Wars II Omnibus (CGN) * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    Woman of Marvel Omnibus (CGN, TOW, IST) * (Direct Market cover available) - Most of us will have passed on when this one goes completely OOP
    Captain America Omnibus by Jack Kirby (Amazon)
    X-men Omnibus Volume 2 * (Amazon) * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    X-men Claremont / Lee Omnibus Vol 1 * (CGN, TOW, Amazon) * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    Captain America Lives Omnibus (CGN, TOW, Amazon)
    Evolutionary War Omnibus (CGN, IST, TOW) * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    Spider-man Omnibus Volume 2 (CGN, IST, TOW) * (Direct Market cover sold out)

    Instock everywhere (includes Amazon - Barnes & Noble)
    Golden Age of Marvel Omnibus Vol. 1 * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    Squadron Supreme Omnibus * (Direct Market cover at CGN)
    Atlantis Attacks Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available)
    Acts of Vengeacne Omnibus * (Direct Market cover at CGN)
    Acts of Vengeacne Crossovers Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available at IST & CGN)
    Wolverine Jason Aaron Omnibus
    Dark Tower Omnibus
    Spiderman MacFarline Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    Tomb of Dracula Omnibus Vol 3 * (Direct Market cover available)
    Fantastic Four John Byrne Omnibus Vol 1 * (Direct Market cover available at CGN, IST,TOW)
    John Carter: Warlord of Mars Omnibus * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    Avengers Volume 1 Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    X-Statix Omnibus
    X-men Claremont / Lee Omnibus Vol 2 * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    Untold Tales of Spider-man Omnibus * (Direct Market cover sold out)
    Ultimate Avengers Omnibus
    Avengers: The Crossing * (Direct Market cover available at CGN, IST & TOW)
    Ulitmate Spider-man Omnibus Volume 1 * (Direct Market cover available at CGN & TOW)
    Punisher Omnibus
    Secret Warriors Omnibus
    New X-Men Omnibus (2nd Printing)
    The Stand Omnibus
    New Avengers Omnibus Volume 1 * (Direct Market cover available at CGN, IST & TOW)
    Marvel Zomnibus
    Man Thing Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    Ultimate Death of Spider-man Omnibus
    X-Force Omnibus * (Direct Market cover available at CGN, IST, TOW)
    Iron Man Omnibus Layton/JRjr * (Direct Market cover available at CGN)
    West Coast Avengers Omnibus Volume 1 * (Direct Market cover available at CGN, IST, TOW)
    New Warriors Omnibus Volume 1 * (Direct Market cover available at CGN, IST, TOW)
    Wolverine by Mark Miller Omnibus
    Marvel Now Omnibus
    Thor Omnibus Volume 2 * (Direct Market cover available at GCN, IST, TOW)
    Spiderman Omnibus Volume 1 (3rd Printing)
    Iron Man by Kurt Busiek & Sean Chen Omnibus
    Uncanny X-Men Vol 1 Omnibus (3rd Printing)
    Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 1 (3rd Printing)
    Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman Omnibus Volume 1

    Store listing and guide (by Krisis)

    Amazon (including .ca, .uk, etc)
    Discounts: 5-48%, but also charges tax in some states
    Pre-Orders: Yes; you are charged the lowest price prior to release and billed upon shipment.
    US Shipping: Free from $25 up, or free 2-day with Prime subscription.
    Int'l Shipping: Yes, but there are also Int'l Amazon sites. Often is the cheapest option due to discounts and shipping cost. AU/NZ may order from US or UK.
    Packaging: Occasional poor packaging leads to damaged books, especially on larger volumes - but it differs by shipping center.
    Returns: Within US pays return cost for damaged books.

    Barnes & Noble (AKA BN or B&N)
    Discounts: Generally 5-45%, and will price-match Amazon. Issues regular coupon codes to subscribers.
    Pre-Orders: Yes; credit cards are briefly pre-charged to confirm funds and then fully charged when books are shipped.
    US Shipping: Free $25 and up
    Int'l Shipping: Per item charges
    Packaging: Generally considered the least reliable by the board.
    Returns: [Anyone? Do they pay for return label]

    Book Depository (.com and .uk) aka BD
    Discounts: Discounts vary, but are generally <20%.
    Pre-Orders: Yes; fixed at 15% off. You are charged when order is placed.
    US Shipping: Free
    Int'l Shipping: Yes, free!
    Packaging: Generally reliable, but can be problematic for larger/heavier books.
    Returns: Will return/refund [but, who pays shipping?]

    CheapGraphicNovels.com (aka CGN)
    Discounts: 45% on new Marvel/DC books, less for other publishers. 50% off on many week-of-release titles. $6 flat rate shipping.
    Pre-Orders: No, but you can set a reminder to be informed when a book arrives in stock
    US Shipping: $6 flat rate, no exceptions.
    Int'l Shipping: Priced per box, check site for current rates.
    Packaging: They describe it as "bomb-proof" - generally reported consistent on the board. Some reported errors.
    Returns: You pay shipping

    Dcbservice.com (aka DCBS)
    Discounts: >30%, but 50% off weak of release
    Pre-Orders: Yes, billed at time of pre-order
    US Shipping: $7 flat rate
    Int'l Shipping: Asks users to inquire prior to ordering
    Packaging: [Anyone?]
    Returns: [Anyone?]

    Instocktrades (aka IST)
    Discounts: 30-42%, generally 40% for major publishers
    Pre-Orders: No, but you can wishlist upcoming books.
    US Shipping: Free from $50
    Int'l Shipping: No Int'l shipping.
    Packaging: [ANYONE?]
    Returns: Accepted for damaged books

    Mile High Comics (aka MHC)
    Discounts: Codeword sales vary widely up tp 60%, but do not always apply to TPBs/HC; you must subscribe to their newsletter to receive codes.
    Pre-Orders: No
    US Shipping: Free higher than $30, but surcharge for HCs and oversized books
    Int'l Shipping: Free higher than $60, but surcharge for HCs and oversized books
    Packaging: Consistent packaging (some reported errors)
    Returns: Can be unresponsive to customer service issues, but do offer replacements

    Tales of Wonder (aka TOW)
    Discounts: Generally close to 30%. Offers sales on categories of books (i.e., Masterworks, Avengers, Marvel TPBs)
    Pre-Orders: Yes - you are charged at the time of pre-order and the entire order ships when the LAST book is released
    US Shipping: Flat rate plus per-item free, but free over $99
    Int'l Shipping: Yes, in various Flat Rate envelopes/boxes
    Packaging: Very reliable (will occasionally send books with off-center DJs)
    Returns: Will issue a return label and a refund or replacement for damaged items
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    Ahh! A new thread! Has anyone asked when UXM omnibus vol 2 is coming out yet?

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    'Bout time. Gee, took forever to get the last one up near 10k.

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    I might have to look into getting the Golden Age Omnibus. In honour of meeting Timely artist Allen Bellman in two weeks at Megacon I've been buying up GA Masterworks (he wrote/drew in All-Winners Squad) and enjoying them. Since the Omnibus contains Marvel Comics 1 and Marvel Mystery comics 2-12 it'll be all stuff I don't yet.

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    Thread number 6, may have taken like 8 months, but here we are. Just another week til the next solicits right? C'mon Marvel, excite me!

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    You should add http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/ to the first post as a good place to get Omnis/OHCs for Canadians. It's where I get all mine. 34% off at all times, and free shipping above $25.

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    Merrick, you need to proofread these first posts every time you copy and paste to make a new thread.

    "The original 6 omnibus " - THIS is the sixth
    "Here begins part V!!!" - Nope
    "Thanks- GH" - You are not this person
    "Release Dates:
    10/03 Marvel Zomnibus
    10/03 X-men: Bishop's Crossing
    10/03 Man Thing Omnibus
    11/07 Avengers vs. X-Men
    11/14 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man Omnibus
    02/06 X-force Vol. 1 by Liefeld/Nicieza/McFarlane
    02/13 Iron Man Vol. 1 by Michelinie/Layton/Romita Jr. " - ALL already out

    Why has a sixth version of this been created at all? Does it cost CBR money to have long-running threads or something?

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    Can we get more book info in the first post a la DC hardcover thread which has contents, price etc:

    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...1#post13337240

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum_Valentino View Post
    Merrick, you need to proofread these first posts every time you copy and paste to make a new thread.

    "The original 6 omnibus " - THIS is the sixth
    "Here begins part V!!!" - Nope
    "Thanks- GH" - You are not this person
    "Release Dates:
    10/03 Marvel Zomnibus
    10/03 X-men: Bishop's Crossing
    10/03 Man Thing Omnibus
    11/07 Avengers vs. X-Men
    11/14 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man Omnibus
    02/06 X-force Vol. 1 by Liefeld/Nicieza/McFarlane
    02/13 Iron Man Vol. 1 by Michelinie/Layton/Romita Jr. " - ALL already out

    Why has a sixth version of this been created at all? Does it cost CBR money to have long-running threads or something?
    To be fair that thanks GH was a mod edit, and the threads get slow load times on the server if they're greater than 10000. Used to be 5000 before they put SSDs in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingbat46 View Post
    You should add http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/ to the first post as a good place to get Omnis/OHCs for Canadians. It's where I get all mine. 34% off at all times, and free shipping above $25.
    I did not know this, thanks a lot. Also funny how on every site possible the resellers are in full effect with their absurd resell prices.

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    New thread! Go Omnibus, go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_InFerno View Post
    To be fair that thanks GH was a mod edit, and the threads get slow load times on the server if they're greater than 10000. Used to be 5000 before they put SSDs in.
    Interesting. Gotta be a reason for everything!

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