Post by Corey Blake on Jan 18, 2011 17:19:33 GMT -5
Coming in April 2011:
-Spider-Man: New York Stories soft cover reprints Amazing Spider-Man Annual #37 from 2010 and back-up stories from Amazing Spider-Man #634-345 and various stories from the recent Web of Spider-Man anthology. -Soft cover edition of Spider-Man: One Moment In Time, reprinting last year's Amazing Spider-Man #638-641.
Post by Corey Blake on Feb 15, 2011 15:59:32 GMT -5
Amazing Spider-Man for May 2011:
-Amazing Spider-Man By David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane - This oversized omnibus is a collection of the three Todd McFarlane Visionaries trades. It includes a couple of issues before his run starts and fills in some holes at the end of his run when McFarlane had a fill-in artist. Some of these issues have never been reprinted before.
-Spider-Man: Matters of Life and Death - The newest hard cover collection of the modern Amazing Spider-Man comic.
-Spider-Girl Vol. 1: Family Values - Soft cover collection that includes a back-up story from Amazing Spider-Man #648 previously not reprinted.
Post by Corey Blake on Mar 21, 2011 16:25:10 GMT -5
Coming June 2011:
-Evolutionary War Omnibus - big hard cover collection of Marvel's crossover in their 1988 annuals.
-Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga - this replaces and expands the previous soft cover collection, Spider-Man: Clone Genesis, released in the '90s that has long been out-of-print.
-Essential Amazing Spider-Man Volume 10 - the black & white phone book-like collections of the Amazing Spider-Man series picks up right where it left off with early '80s material, much of it never before reprinted or collected. The last bunch of issues in this set were previously reprinted in color in Amazing Spider-Man: Murder By Spider by Roger Stern and John Romita Jr., but it has been out-of-print for some time.
Post by Corey Blake on Apr 12, 2011 19:29:53 GMT -5
Added for July 2011:
-Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 1 - Similar to the X-Men's Age of Apocalypse event from around the same time, all of Spider-Man's books were retitled for 2 months in 1995-1996. This is the first time this material has been reprinted.
-Spider-Man: Am I An Avenger? collects various issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers over the years where he joined or almost joined the team. There's a David Michelinie/Erik Larsen issue of Amazing Spider-Man from 1991 that's never been reprinted. The bulk of it, though, is a 5-part Avengers story by John Byrne and Paul Ryan from 1990.
-Soft cover edition of Spider-Man: Big Time reprinting one of the most recent story arcs. -Soft cover edition of Spider-Man: Origin of the Species, which reprints the story arc just previous to Big Time.
Post by Corey Blake on May 17, 2011 14:05:05 GMT -5
-Spider-Man: The Fantastic Spider-Man hard cover - The newest material of the current stories by Dan Slott, et al
-Deadpool/Amazing Spider-Man/Hulk: Identity Wars hard cover - This summer's crossover between three Annuals.
-Spider-Girl: Family Values - This is a reissuing of the previous Spider-Girl Vol. 1: Family Values. The monthly Spider-Girl comic got canceled before there was enough material to justify a Vol. 2 collection, so they apparently decided to just make this new version with the same material as before plus the 3 final issues of Spider-Girl. And a higher cover price of course.
-Spider-Man: Next Chapter Volume 1 soft cover - This might be the most surprising release of the month. In 1999, John Byrne was given the reigns to relaunch the Amazing Spider-Man. At the same time, Marvel released John Byrne's take on Spider-Man's origin. It was all generally received pretty poorly. So it's kind of amazing to see this reprinted for the first time, or at all for that matter.
Green Goblin: A Lighter Shade of Green soft cover - This was a surprisingly great little comic that mostly went by unnoticed at the time. It includes material previously reprinted in the Complete Clone Saga and Complete Ben Reilly Books.
-Essential Spider-Man Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 soft covers - I don't really see any difference in these new editions besides a shorter title (instead of Essential Amazing Spider-Man) and a higher cover price ($19.99 each instead of $14.99). Marvel has been creeping the cover price of their long-running Essentials and Marvel Masterworks, so I guess it's no surprise they're going to go back and publish new editions with the new prices to get those extra $4.
Post by Corey Blake on Jun 17, 2011 18:13:32 GMT -5
Coming September 2011:
-Spider-Man: The Return of Anti-Venom hard cover collects the newest issues and this year's Free Comic Book Day comic starring Spider-Man.
-Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom soft cover is a compilation of Venom stories from the early '90s after his introduction. Most of them have been reprinted before except for Amazing Spider-Man #374-375, so that's where I've included it in the list above. There's also the Spider-Man Special Edition #1 which is the Trial of Venom story that was previously only available in 1992 by donating money to UNICEF.
-Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6 soft cover: material previously reprinted in hard cover and in black & white soft cover.
-Essential Spider-Man Vol 3 and 4 are being re-issued (again!). It appears Marvel has decided to go back and incorporate the Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine issues in to their Essential Amazing Spider-Man black & white reprint series (now apparently re-titled Essential Spider-Man), but in the reshuffling they seem to have left out Amazing Spider-Man Annual #4.
Been a while since I checked in on this thread. I totally missed out the news of the Ben Reilly Epic, the Vengeance of Venom, and the Green Goblin collections. When I read those in the thread, I was all "Woo hoo!" That said, I really wish they'd collect the origins of Carnage issues again.
Anyway, I've also been repurchasing lots of the Brand New Day issues in TPB and HC for easier storage, and passing the single issues on to my friend and nephews. This has little to do with the actual thread, but I'm feeling nerdy tonight and felt like mentioning it.
Post by Corey Blake on Aug 22, 2011 13:54:24 GMT -5
New for November 2011:
-Spider-Man: Matters of Life and Death - This is a soft cover edition of the previous hardcover. No changes, just a little cheaper.
-Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin - This is a new printing that adds three issues of Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man from 1980 that help set up the later reveal of Hobgoblin in 1983-1984. Cover price goes up, naturally.
-Essential Spider-Man Vol. 7 - A new printing with no changes other than being $3 more expensive.
Post by Corey Blake on Sept 28, 2011 16:56:58 GMT -5
Added Onslaught Vol. 5: The Front Line (now out-of-print) and X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 2. Both reprint Amazing Spider-Man #415 along with other comics taking part of the Onslaught crossover Marvel was doing in 1996. Not sure how I missed these but there they are now.
Also, caught a typo for Spider-Man: Brand New Day Volume 1, which does NOT reprint 100-odd issues.
Last Edit: Sept 28, 2011 17:00:43 GMT -5 by Corey Blake
Post by Corey Blake on Sept 28, 2011 17:08:38 GMT -5
New for December 2011:
Spider-Man Through the Decades - I usually don't include compilation-style collections that reprint issues scattered throughout a title's history unless it includes an issue not previously reprinted, which is the case with this soft cover book. It includes Amazing Spider-Man #243.
Untold Tales of Spider-Man Omnibus - Over-sized hard cover collection of all of Kurt Busiek and Pat Olliffe's charming stories set in between Spider-Man's first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 and the start of his solo series Amazing Spider-Man.
Last Edit: Sept 28, 2011 17:15:00 GMT -5 by Corey Blake
Post by Corey Blake on Oct 25, 2011 0:06:03 GMT -5
New for January 2012:
-The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Volume 2 - Nothing really new here but it will sure look nice, probably re-colored and over-sized. It also properly divides the '60s Spider-Man into the Ditko era (Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Volume 1, already tragically out-of-print) and the Romita era (this volume).
-Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 3 - The seemingly endless Clone Saga, derided as the bane of '90s comics despite its stellar sales at the time, gets slightly closer to its conclusion in the next soft cover collection.
-Spider-Man: Spider-Island - A hard cover of the newest Spider-Man event, still currently in progress in the monthly issues.