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Initial post: May 10, 2011 10:43:43 PM PDT
M. J. Piper says:
I love the "Marvel Omnibus" format, but think the company is WAY too focussed on Silver Age reprints.

Dear Marvel, what I really want for Christmas is:

Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont Vol 2 Omnibus (UXMen 132-?)
New Mutants ("classic") by Chris Claremont Vol 1,2, 3? Omnibus
X-Factor (the first team- with the original X-Men) Omnibus

What about you?

p.s. Marvel premier editions stink. We want omnibuses! (Omnibii?)
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Posted on May 11, 2011 12:39:46 AM PDT
Love to see some of the newer story arcs like what they did with Plant Hulk:
Sipderman Gauntlet
The whole red hulk saga
secret invasion
some of the ultimate comics in omnibus form

= ( doesn't really matter, Marvel never listens to the customer...they do what they do for the money...

Posted on May 11, 2011 1:43:32 AM PDT
I like how they put the brubaker run of cap in omnibus form . they are doing it , but its slow going . they should have done the fall of the hulks and world war hulks in one volume instead of splitting them into the seperate books . I think that has more to do with the writers influance on the trade release though /

Posted on May 11, 2011 5:18:52 AM PDT
Sevenflow says:
ultimates

Posted on May 11, 2011 6:17:17 AM PDT
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Esgaldil says:
Sevenflow - Thy wish is granted!

The Ultimates Omnibus

Hopefully, they'll print more of them...

Posted on May 11, 2011 10:05:25 AM PDT
Every issue for every major character should, eventually, be collected. And the word 'Omnibus' should be left for books in the 600+ page range(Unless it actually collects the entire comic/volume). But I'd start with just trying to collect some of the most recent stuff in bulk while working up from the beginning. Like The Gaunlet and Grim Hunt. Establish your price point and value, while moving forward with your library.

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Sevenflow says:
Esgaldil- it is expensive and sold out through amazon.

Posted on May 11, 2011 3:29:03 PM PDT
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Posted on May 11, 2011 3:30:01 PM PDT
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I know it'll probably never happen, but I'd love a West Coast Avengers omnibus with Englehart's run. that was my favorite Marvel book as a kid.

it would be nice if they did Englehart's FF run in omnibus form after the Byrne FF ominbuses come out too, but that probably won't happen either.

and like the topic creator said, an original Layton/Simonson X-Factor omnibus would be great too.

just to name a few. so many great 80s runs they could do.

Posted on May 12, 2011 4:27:58 PM PDT
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Andrew says:
Gruenwald captain america, Runaways, JMS Spidey, Invaders(!!!), Mark Waid Captain America, Kurt Busiek Avengers, new Brubaker Captain America (that ISNT TINY LIKE THE LAST TWO!!!)

Posted on May 12, 2011 5:11:29 PM PDT
Andrew says:
Also, a volume 2 of Amazing Spider-Man

Posted on May 13, 2011 4:30:56 AM PDT
Now that John Byrne's FF is coming out, I'd really like volume 2 of Uncanny X-Men and maybe a Byrne Alpha Flight Omnibus.

Roger Stern's Amazing Spider-man run with Romita Jr would be fantastic too - with the classic Juggernaut beatdown, and the Hobgoblin stuff.

Posted on May 13, 2011 12:17:26 PM PDT
B. Ackley says:
The first 70 issues of X-factor (layton/simonson) would be nice as an omnibus. I would even settle for them collected in the classic line.

Posted on May 13, 2011 3:42:14 PM PDT
blue_rogue says:
These three are long overdue:

Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 Claremont/Byrne
Amazing Spider-Man Vol 2 Lee/Romita
Fantastic Four Vol 3 Lee/Kirby

Posted on May 13, 2011 8:02:16 PM PDT
So many titles that I can think about this, where can I begin?

Amazing Spider-Man (Erik Larsen and Lee/Romita).
Alpha Flight (John Byrne)
Fantastic Four (John Byrne)
Hulk (Peter David)
Silver Surfer (Rom Lim)
Rom (Spaceknight Vol 1 & 2)
Punisher War Journal (Jim Lee)
X-Factor (Walt Simonson)
Daredevil (Ann Nocenti & Romita Jr)
Spider-Man 2099
Namor (John Byrne)
Thanos (all the issues before the ressurrection in Silver Surfer)
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Web of Spider-Man (Alex Saviuk)
Spectacular Spider-Man (Sal Buscema)
Wolverine (Larry Hama/Marc Silvestri)
Spider-Man (McFarlane/Larsen)

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2011 8:08:54 PM PDT
Andrew says:
Definitely a Spidey 2009 one

Posted on May 15, 2011 2:57:14 PM PDT
I think the omnibus format would work well for storylines that crossover through multiple books. For example, I would love to see the more current Marvel cosmic stuff put into an omnibus format. From what I understand it started in the Annihilation books and then started crossing between Nova, Gaurdians of the Galaxy, and the main title books like War of Kings and Realm of Kings. Sure you could buy all of those books individually and then look up the best reading order, but that seems like a bit of a painus in the anus. However, if they put it in an omnibus format they could put all of the issues in the order they came out and give the reader the smoothest reading order possible.

Posted on May 15, 2011 9:25:36 PM PDT
J says:
I also vote for Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont Vol 2 Omnibus (UXMen 132-?)

Posted on May 16, 2011 6:46:33 AM PDT
G-Man says:
Quick and to the point:

Captain Marvel
Nick Fury:Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Avengers:Kree-Skrull War (I know that this was reprinted in a small format but...)
Not Brand Ecch! (I'm quite serious)

Posted on May 16, 2011 11:31:10 AM PDT
Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch 1990 series)
Moon Knight (1980 and 1985 runs?)
West Coast Avengers (LS plus 1-23?)
Ms Marvel (2006-10, not 70's)
X-Factor (2 volumes worth here!)
Cloak and Dagger

I'd buy any mentioned so far actually, except anything ultimate or 2099

Posted on May 16, 2011 5:21:58 PM PDT
Silver Age Defenders

Posted on May 16, 2011 11:30:25 PM PDT
G-Man says:
Just thought of these to add to the others:

Luke Cage (which would then lead into Power-Man)
Sgt. Fury & The Howlin' Commandos
all of the early Daredevil stuff

Posted on May 17, 2011 10:02:08 AM PDT
B. West says:
The Micronauts. At least the first 13 issue Micheal Golden run. The first run of Nova from the 70's and I'd agree with Rom.

Posted on May 18, 2011 12:54:04 PM PDT
put the civil war and the secret invasion in a practical reading order. Civil war has like 10 paperbacks, with characters who don't even advance the story except for 1 issue

Posted on May 25, 2011 2:41:33 PM PDT
D. Johnson says:
BKV's complete Runaways and Mystique
Age of Apocalypse with Legion Quest
Garth Ennis Punisher Max probably 2 vol. but was so much cooler than the Knights run that got an Omnibus
Fantastic Four by Waid and the Millar run they said was going to be an Omnibus
Robert Rodi's Thor after he finishes Astonishing + Loki and For Asgard
JMS Spider-Man and Suprem Power
Bruce Jones Incredible Hulk and The End
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