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>> Last Update: 05/31/07



Masterworks aren't the only line of hardcovers Marvel publishes. In 2002, they began to reprint many of their best comics of today in oversize hardcover editions that provide a great value and deluxe presentation.

The dimensions on these books are approximately 11 x 7.5 inches, and the pages are high-grade glossy paper. The images in the artwork really pop in this format, because the pages are so much larger than the regular comic format. The books vary in page count, from reprinting small 4 issue limited series to manhandling 16 issues or more of comics continuity between hardcovers! They all come with dustjackets and make for a very nice bookshelf of archival quality hardcovers. It's one thing to expect this kind of treatment for the Silver Age classics we love, but to also get it for some of our favorite recent comics is a very generous opportunity from Marvel.

Certain feature characters have had a voluminous amount of their recent comics reprinted in their entirety: the first 40+ issues of Ultimate Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men, as well as the entire 16 issue run of Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, have been reprinted, and wide swaths of Hulk, Punisher, Daredevil, New X-Men and X-Force as well. These books provide several hundred pages of material, and when bought at discount prices through places Tales of Wonder, it pays for itself as an incredible value!

Another great thing about these books is the generous extras provided. In the X-Force book alone, there were dozens of cool images from Mike Allred and Darwyn Cooke that never made the comic, like alternate covers, sketch drawings or character renderings. The complete Milligan script for the Silent issue was included, as well as all the covers to the X-Force TPBs, and more! All these extras plus 12 issues of X-Force in hardcover? That's a great value, my friends!

One thing you need to know about most of these titles is that they are only printed in short initial print runs! Books like Alias, Cage, X-Force and the Ultimate Team-Up book are either out-of-print or will be soon. Some books, like the Ultimate titles, may go back for second printings, but I would budget for these if you really want one, and don't wait around to purchase it, because before you know it, it could be gone!

Please enjoy reading up on what's to be found inside these books. Each title will (eventually) have a link to its own description page, giving a full account on the contents within.


Upcoming Oversize Hardcovers

Powers: Definitive Collection Vol. 2
reprints Powers #12-24
DUE 6/6

Fantastic Four Omnibus Vol. 2
Regular edition: Kirby cover
Variant edition: Painted Ladronn cover
reprints Fantastic Four #31-60 and Annual #2-4
DUE 6/13

Planet Hulk
reprints Incredible Hulk #92-105, Giant-Size Hulk and "Mastermind Excello" story from Amazing Fantasy (2006) #15
DUE 6/13

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 3
reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-32
DUE 6/20

X-Men: First Class
reprints X-Men: First Class #1-8
DUE 6/20

Annihilation Book 3
reprints Annihilation #1-6, Heralds of Galactus #1-2 and The Nova Corps Files handbook
DUE 6/27

Devil Dinosaur by Jack Kirby Omnibus
reprints Devil Dinosaur #1-9
DUE 7/18

Ultimate X-Men Vol. 7
reprints Ultimate X-Men #66-74 and Annual #2
DUE 7/25

Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall of the Shi-Ar Empire
reprints Uncanny X-Men #475-486
DUE 7/25

X-Men: Supernovas
reprints X-Men #188-199, Annual #1
DUE 8/8

Amazing Fantasy Omnibus
reprints Amazing Fantasy #1-15
DUE 8/22

Marvel OHCs: The Rumor Mill

Ultimate Vision
reprints Ultimate Vision #1-5
DUE August?

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II
reprints Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes II #1-8
DUE August?


Avengers Captain America Daredevil

AA Vol. 1
AA Vol. 2
AA Vol. 3
AA Vol. 4
Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Red White & Blue
Vol. 1: The New Deal

Miller & Janson Omnibus
Daredevil: Yellow
Love & War
Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6
DD: Father
Elektra Lives Again


Fantastic Four Hulk Marvel Encyclopedia

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Best of the FF Vol. 1
Maximum Fantastic Four
FF Omni Vol. 1
Surfer Omni Vol. 1

Hulk: Gray
Vol. 1
Vol. 2

Vol. 1
Vol. 2: X-Men
Vol. 3: Hulk
Vol. 4: Spider-Man
Vol. 5: Marvel Knights
Vol. 6: Fantastic Four


Marvel Universe Max Punisher

Annihilation Book 1
Annihilation Book 2
Art of Marvel Vol. 1
Art of Marvel Vol. 2
Earth X
Eternals Omnibus
Eternals by Neil Gaiman
Marvels: 10th Ann. Ed.
Marvel Monsters
Marvel Westerns
Marvel Zombies
Powers Vol. 1
Runaways Vol. 1
Runaways Vol. 2
Runaways Vol. 3
Secret War
Stan Lee Meets
Thor: Blood Oath
X-Men/Fantastic Four


Alias Omnibus
Supreme Power 1
Supreme Power 2

Punisher: Born
Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
MAX Vol. 1
MAX Vol. 2
MAX Vol. 3
MAX: From First To Last


Spider-Man Ultimate FF Ultimate Spider-Man

ASM Omnibus Vol. 1
500 Covers
Best of Spidey V. 1
Best of Spidey V. 2
Best of Spidey V. 3
Best of Spidey V. 4
Best of Spidey V. 5
Complete Frank Miller
MA Spider-Man Vol. 1
MK Spider-Man Vol. 1
Spider-Man: Blue
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol. 1
The Other


Vol. 1
Vol. 2

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6
Vol. 7
Vol. 8
Ult. Marvel Team-Up
Ultimate X-Men Ultimates/
Ultimate Universe

Vol. 1
Vol. 2
Vol. 3
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Vol. 6

Vol. 1
Ultimate Galactus

Jack Kirby Vol. 1
Jack Kirby Vol. 2
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
John Romita, Sr.
Chris Claremont
John Romita, Jr.
Roy Thomas
John Buscema


Wolverine X-Men X-Force

Best of Wolverine Vol. 1
Enemy of the State - Complete
Wolverine & Black Cat: Claws
Elektra & Wolverine:
The Redeemer


Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1
New X-Men Omnibus
New X-Men Vol. 1
New X-Men Vol. 2
New X-Men Vol. 3
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1

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