From Marvel’s January 2015 Solicitations.
Most of the stuff listed is stuff we’ve known about and that I’ve talked about on here multiple times (Hawkeye Omnibus, the Hickman Avengers/New Avengers OHC’s) but this is one that snuck in out of nowhere…
Fantastic Four Omnibus Vol. 3!
Written by STAN LEE
Penciled by JACK KIRBY
Covers by ALEX ROSS & JACK KIRBY
Under Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, FANTASTIC FOUR earned the tagline “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.” And there’s no doubting it when you read the adventures they have in store for you in their third Omnibus collection! It’s one history-making hit after another — the first appearances of the Kree, Annihilus and “Him” (a.k.a. Adam Warlock); team-ups with the Inhumans and Silver Surfer; and the birth of Franklin Richards! Add in classic enemies Dr. Doom, the Mole Man and Galactus — and Crystal’s first outing as a member of the FF — and you know what? “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine” is an understatement. These are some of the greatest adventures of all time! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #61-93 and ANNUAL #5-7, and material from NOT BRAND ECHH #5-7.
952 PGS./All Ages …$99.99
Trim size: oversized
So there’s a few things of note I want to mention about this book:
- Obviously Marvel’s gearing up for the new Fantastic Four movie by releasing so many FF related things in the coming months. Alongside this Omnibus we’ve also for the second Hickman Omnibus and the Fraction Omnibus. Likewise we have the “Fantastic Fourever” event/arc which is going to bring the series to a close right before the release of the new film. That said, I expect a new #1 issue for the Fantastic Four or the FF or a new book featuring members of the Fantastic Four under a different name to be released around the release of the new F4 movie (because we all know Marvel likes a new #1 release to coincide with a new movie and Brevoort has already teased the return of the title)
- This is the first “Volume 3” Omnibus to be published since Tomb of Dracula. Sure we’re seeing a fourth Brubaker Cap Omnibus coming out soon, but I think this is noteworthy because it definitely shows more promise of seeing more classic runs continued. Hopefully Amazing Spider-Man and Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 aren’t too far around the corner…
- One more of these and we’ll have the entire Stan Lee run across Omnibus!
So fans of Marvel’s First Family, rejoice and save up for this upcoming volume!