Post by Corey Blake on Nov 21, 2011 14:13:19 GMT -5
New for February 2012:
-Spider-Man: The Next Chapter Vol. 2 - The second book collecting the relaunched Spider-Man titles from 1999, spearheaded by John Byrne. At the same time, Byrne was re-doing Spider-Man's origin in a 12-issue limited series called Spider-Man: Chapter One, which was met with a lot of hostility by readers at the time. As such, the comics collected in this book were not well received either, so I'm kind of amazed they're getting reprinted. Since their release, Byrne's changes to the Spider-Man mythology have been quietly ignored and swept aside by more recent material.
-Spider-Man: The Fantastic Spider-Man - Soft cover edition of one of the more recent story arcs.
Post by Corey Blake on Jan 24, 2012 22:21:19 GMT -5
New for April 2012:
-Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 14 - first time a lot of these issues from 1974 are being reprinted in color -Spider-Man: Return of the Burglar - 1979 story arc that's mostly been only reprinted in black & white -Spider-Man: Flying Blind - newest issues released earlier this year -Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 4 - the big clone saga from 1996 gets closer to the end, reprinted for the first time
Post by Corey Blake on Feb 22, 2012 22:02:58 GMT -5
For May 2012:
-Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 7 - Classic stories from 1968, in soft cover and color for the first time. -Spider-Man: Big Time Ultimate Collection - Combines three volumes of stories from 2011 into one hefty soft cover. Nothing new but good deal. -Spider-Man: Identity Crisis - A new (pricier) edition of an out-of-print collection of material from 1998.
Post by Corey Blake on Mar 20, 2012 15:22:44 GMT -5
Added for June 2012:
-Spider-Man: Trouble on the Horizon hardcover - newest stories from the current Amazing Spider-Man reprinted for the first time
-Spider-Man: Spider-Hunt - This storyline from 1998 has never been reprinted in the US in print.
Essential Spider-Man Volume 11 - The newest installment in the black & white Essential series reprinting every issue of Amazing Spider-Man in big phone book-sized collections. Many of these issues have never before been collected and reprinted in print.
Post by Corey Blake on Apr 23, 2012 0:34:03 GMT -5
New for July 2012:
-Spider-Man: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut - This is part of Marvel's Premiere Hardcover line and is an updated, retitled, repriced edition of a previous collection of these issues that went out-of-print long ago.
-Essential Web of Spider-Man Vol. 2 - This black and white phone book of a collection includes a ton of Web of Spider-Man stories and ends with the Kraven's Last Hunt crossover, which included issues of Amazing Spider-Man. That story has been reprinted in color elsewhere.
-Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic Book 5 - This is probably the second to last volume of this surprisingly thorough undertaking to make available again one of the most maligned periods from Spider-Man's history. The whole 2-year period makes for a fascinating look at how an interesting stunt became a runaway train.
-Spider-Man: The Next Chapter Vol. 3 - Speaking of maligned, this is probably the last volume of another period that was not well received at the time. John Byrne's 1999 relaunch and changes to the mythos were pretty much swept under the rug as fast as possible. The Spider-Man books basically treaded water in mediocrity for another year after these issues before the arrival of writer J. Michael Straczynski in mid-2001. It'll be interesting to see if that transition period will get reprinted next.
-Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth - A hard cover collection of the newest Amazing Spider-Man stories (so new they haven't even finished being released yet).
Post by Corey Blake on Aug 15, 2012 18:00:05 GMT -5
New for November 2012:
-Spider-Man: Danger Zone - The newest stories
-Spider-Man: Trouble on the Horizon - Soft cover version of the previously released hard cover containing stories from earlier in the year
-X-Man: Dance with the Devil - This contains an issue of Amazing Spider-Man from 1997 that has never before been republished/reprinted in print. In fact the whole year of 1997 is pretty neglected and generally not fondly remembered.
Post by Corey Blake on Sept 19, 2012 14:00:36 GMT -5
-Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 15 - The newest hard cover reprint of the entire series bringing the run up to the very beginning of 1976. This includes the original story which served as the basis for the infamous Clone Saga from the '90s. There's also some confusion as this is also supposed to include material from Marvel Special Edition Treasury #1, but that was already included in Marvel Masterworks: Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 14. So this might be a typo.
-Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth - Soft cover edition of the previous hard cover with no known changes.
-Nova Classic Vol. 1 - This includes a reprint of Amazing Spider-Man #171, which has never before been reprinted in color.
You know... if Marvel doesn't relaunch Amazing Spider-Man AS Amazing Spider-Man, and sticks to their guns with this whole Marvel NOW thing, then that'll bring this particular thread to a close. And I, for one, will be very sad when that happens.
BTW, Blake, I recently decided that I wanted to own a physical copy of every ASM issue (whether as a single issue or as part of a TPB), so this thread has been oh-so-helpful to this young lad.
Post by Corey Blake on Oct 3, 2012 15:37:17 GMT -5
Don't know how I missed your post until now, Mr. xom. Thank you, I'm glad you like this thread and I'm thrilled to hear it's helpful.
A similar thing happened with Fantastic Four when it was replaced by FF for a year (or however long it ended up being). I guess we'll see how things go but something tells me a comic titled Amazing Spider-Man will return in some form eventually.