Post by Corey Blake on Oct 31, 2014 18:50:06 GMT -5
For January 2015:
-Spider-Man: Big Time - The Complete Collection Vol. 3 - This has been a somewhat odd reprint series. The first volume was called Amazing Spider-Man: Big Time - The Ultimate Collection and was priced at $39.99. Then for Volume 2 and on, it was re-branded as The Complete Collection and priced at $34.99. The second volume basically collected three of the previous soft cover collections but left off two issues of the last one. Now volume 3 only collects two previous soft cover collections and starts off with those two missing issues. Otherwise, no new or previously un-reprinted issues.
Post by Corey Blake on Nov 19, 2014 0:25:29 GMT -5
Added for February 2015:
-Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Round Robin - A couple of issues have never been reprinted before but the bulk of the issues, and the title story, were reprinted several years back in a now out-of-print trade paperback. This is another release in the Epic Collection series of reprints that puts together big chunks of issues from throughout the series' entire run. I have the original issues of the Round Robin story arc and it's a fun little run that feels like a classic Marvel team-up.
Post by Corey Blake on Dec 17, 2014 23:54:14 GMT -5
For March 2015:
-Spider-Man: The Complete Alien Costume Saga Book 2 - This is a soft cover continuing the reprint of every comic starring Spider-Man following the introduction of the black costume. I'm not sure how long this series of reprints intends to go, as it takes several years for the costume to reveal itself as Venom. It's also a little weird because the Amazing Spider-Man issues in this book were fairly recently reprinted in one of the new Epic Collections books, which is slightly less expensive and has more issues of Amazing Spider-Man. Some of the other issues in this book might be back in print for the first time but as far as issues of Amazing Spider-Man, there's nothing new here. I guess it's just another way to experience Spider-Man as he was in 1985.
Post by Corey Blake on Jan 19, 2015 23:15:48 GMT -5
For April 2015:
-Spider-Verse - Here's a hard cover collection of the current Spider-Man crossover event. A soft cover is out or on its way with the first couple months of the event, but the rest is new to trade. Presumably, the soft cover editions will continue in the coming months so that eventually someone could choose to read the whole story in either of the two formats.
Post by Corey Blake on Mar 21, 2015 16:41:47 GMT -5
For June 2015:
-Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3: Spider-Verse - These are the newest issues, although everything here was previously collected in the Spider-Verse omnibus. If you just want the core event, it's much cheaper and easier to get this and maybe Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2: Edge of Spider-Verse. But if you want the entire story, side stories and all, the omnibus is what you'll want.
-Spider-Man: Big Time - The Complete Collection Vol. 4 - This is the fourth and final book reprinting the (roughly) year of stories under the Big Time banner, which was the soft relaunch of Spider-Man with the title publishing three times a month. This combines two books together under one cover, with the Alpha: Big Time mini-series unique to this.
Post by Corey Blake on Jul 18, 2015 15:52:58 GMT -5
For September 2015:
-Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5: Spiral - '70s Marvel writer Gerry Conway returns for this story that ran concurrently with Dan Slott's current Amazing Spider-Man story (already collected in Vol. 4) using the .1 numbering system. Really it's a spin-off mini-series but the numbering trick is a loophole that gets it included here.