Sub-Mariner: Imperius Rex, the First Flying Hero


  Marvel’s first character debuted in a special promotional called Motion Picture Funnies in April 1939. Creator Bill Everett repackaged the story and added new pages to fit the format Martin Goodman had in mind for Marvel Comics #1 in October 1939.   He was Marvel’s first hero (technically,  the original versions of The Human Torch,… Read More Sub-Mariner: Imperius Rex, the First Flying Hero

Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics


This review is from: Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Volume 1 (Marvel Omnibus) (Hardcover) Kirby’s inventiveness is on display out of the gate on a cornerstone character of the modern Marvel. In addition, some of Stan Lee’s earliest comic writing is contained here, 21 stories in all, including text stories. Two decades before Martin Goodman… Read More Golden Age Captain America Omnibus: A foundational work towards the modern Marvel Comics

S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus Review


This review is from: S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus (Hardcover) Amazing omnibus with Strange Tales 135-168, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD 1-15, Fantastic Four 21, Tales of Suspense 78, The Avengers 72, and Marvel Spotlight 31. This collects all the material from Agent of SHIELD Masterworks 1-3 at the larger omnibus size and then some.… Read More S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus Review

Latest Fantastic Four Omnibus makes Silver Age Trifecta


Fantastic Four Omnibus 3 (Stan Lee & Jack Kirby) collects Fantastic Four 61-93, Annuals 5-7 (from April 1967 to December 1969). This one has a ton of extras, including FF stories from Not Brand Ecch 5-7 from 1968. By my count, 79 pages of extras: Besides letters pages for every issue, the three introductions from Masterworks… Read More Latest Fantastic Four Omnibus makes Silver Age Trifecta

Back to Press Omnibus puts the Fantastic in World’s Greatest Comic Magazine


With the movie coming out this weekend, we thought taking a look at the stories that started it all would be a good idea. Marvel went back to press with Omnibus 1 in October 2013, using a new restoration process and new source images. The image quality is similar to the softcover Masterworks, only at the… Read More Back to Press Omnibus puts the Fantastic in World’s Greatest Comic Magazine