AVENGERS: KREE-SKRULL WAR to Get Treasury-Style Gallery Edition

A format befitting a classic…

I dunno if you’ve checked Marvel’s latest solicitations, but there’s a doozy in there: The Avengers: Kree/Skrull War Gallery Edition by Roy Thomas and Neal Adams is coming in 2023 in all its oversized — 9 1/4″ x 13″ — glory.

Dig the official solicitation info:

Placeholder art from the cover of Avengers #93


Written by ROY THOMAS

An all-time cosmic classic and one of the most important Marvel stories ever told! The galaxy is rocked by a conflict of star-spanning proportions — with Earth caught in the crossfire! The eternal intergalactic enemies, the merciless Kree and the shape-changing Skrulls, have gone to war — and our planet is situated on the front lines! Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes bring about an end to the fighting before humanity becomes a casualty of war? And what good are even a dozen super-powered champions against the vast military machines of two of the great empires of the cosmos? The key to victory lies with the expatriate Kree Captain Mar-Vell and his human host, honorary Avenger Rick Jones! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #89-97.

A few thoughts:

— I am getting this for sure because (don’t hit me!) the Kree-Skrull War is one of my gaps and if I’m gonna read it, I wanna read it all big-like and whatnot because of the fab art and cosmic scope. Gallery Editions are just a tad smaller than the classic Bronze Age treasury editions. Groovy!

— The hardcover is 240 pages and lists for $44.99. It’s scheduled for Jan. 18, 2023.

— I’m really looking forward to seeing this double-page spread by Neal Adams and Tom Palmer in such a lush edition:


— NEAL ADAMS: Not Only Was He a Legend — He Was a MARVEL Too. Click here.

— 13 REASONS to Love MARVEL COMICS in the BRONZE AGE. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Even though I have reservations about this storyline (I won’t spoil, Dan! But the ending didn’t stick it for me.), having this ENTIRE ARC collected in a reasonable hardcover treasury format?!? Even as parenthood looms, this might be a “New Year’s Treat” purchase for me!

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    • I know what you mean! I first read this in the 1980s Baxter reprint 2-part series that only reprinted #93-97 (excluding the Sal Buscema issues). The ending seemed way out of left field. But later when I tracked down the earlier chapters I found out that Roy Thomas had planted some seeds back at the beginning that made the resolution a little bit easier to accept. But the final destination aside, it is a great ride getting there. One wishes the storyline had gone on for several more chapters, and how often can we say that about multi-part continued storylines in comics?

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  2. I must admit my own gap in having not read it either. I may have to get this as well.

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  3. >>> dunno if you’ve checked Marvel’s latest solicitations
    Where would one go to do just that?

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  4. Treasury size would have been better. Especially for such deserving artwork.

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    • This is less than an inch slimmer than the traditional treasury. Very close to the same size.

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  5. If this is anything like the Jim Starlin Warlock Gallery Edition, it’s going to look stunning. Something to look forward to!

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