Marvel confirms fan-chosen contents of 75th Anniversary Omnibus!

img_2078-1Marvel have revealed the contents of their upcoming 1,000-page “Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus” hardcover, with the results being chosen by fans via a voting system on by their website.

The featured stories range from the first appearance of the Fantastic Four back in 1961 all the way to last year’s Eisner Award winning “Pizza is my business” issue of Hawkeye.

In a statement, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said; “Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes.  We wish we could’ve printed every story you chose but, of course, if we had, the book would be unmovable! So we poured over your top 75 and selected to print the best, brightest and most iconic stories — ‘Assembling the Avengers,’ ‘The Coming of Galactus,’ ‘The Death of Captain Marvel,’ ‘Days of Future Past’ and more — to make this Omnibus your one-stop shop for 75 years of Marvel history.”

The overall leader in poll was, perhaps unsurprisingly, Amazing Spider-Man issues 121 and 122, featuring the death of Gwen Stacy, and other notable additions include “Days of Future Past”, “Spider-Man No More”, and – somewhat curiously – the first appearance of Beta Ray Bill(!).

So check out the full list below, and let us know if you’re happy with what made the cut, and – if any – what other stories you’d like to have seen included.

“Fantastic Four” (1961) #1 (debut of Fantastic Four), #48-50 (“Galactus Trilogy”) & #285 (“Hero,” by John Byrne)

“Hulk” (1962) #1

“Avengers” (1963) #1 (debut of The Avengers) & #57 (first appearance of The Vision”)

“Amazing Spider-Man” (1963) #31-33 (“If This Be My Destiny…!”), #50 (“Spider-Man No More!”) & #121-122 (“The Night Gwen Stacy Died”)

“Incredible Hulk” (1968) #181 (first appearance of Wolverine)

“Giant-Size X-Men” #1 (debut of All-New, All-Different X-Men)

“X-Men” (1963) #141; “Uncanny X-Men” (1981) #142 (“Days of Future Past”)

“Daredevil” (1964) #181 (death of Elektra)

“Marvel Graphic Novel” #1 (“The Death of Captain Marvel”) & #5 (“X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills”)

“Thor” (1966) #337 (first appearance of Beta Ray Bill)

“Marvels” #1 (inaugural issue of acclaimed miniseries by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross)

“X-Men Alpha” (first issue of “Age of Apocalypse” event)

“Thunderbolts” (1997) #1 (first Thunderbolts appearance, famed surprise ending)

“Amazing Spider-Man” (1999) #36 (post-Sept. 11 tribute issue)

“The Ultimates” (2002) #1 (debut of The Ultimates)

“Captain America” (2005) #25 (“The Death of Captain America”)

“Hawkeye” (2012) #11 (“Pizza is my Business”)


The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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