Plus: Werewolf by Night vs. Moon Night! X-Men! August!
Marvel’s August solicitations are scheduled to be released later this week but we’ve got a groovy SNEAK PEEK at the three — count ’em, three — Facsimile Editions headed your way. The biggest release is The Amazing Spider-Man #300 — featuring the first full appearance by Venom — but we’re also getting Werewolf by Night #33 (with Moon Knight’s second appearance) and a new printing of Giant Size X-Men #1.
Dig the solicitation info:
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #300 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by DAVID MICHELINIE
Penciled by TODD MCFARLANE
Cover by TODD MCFARLANE
One of the fiercest rivalries of all is born in battle as Spider-Man meets his deadliest foe…a terrifying entity with all his powers, twice the muscle and two reasons to hate the wall-crawler! Because the symbiote costume that Peter Parker rejected has bonded with disgraced reporter Eddie Brock, who blames Spidey for ruining his career! Together, they…are…Venom! They’ve already terrorized Mary Jane, and now they seek revenge on their mutual nemesis! Can Peter summon all his strength and will and somehow find a weakness to exploit in Venom? Or will the bell toll for Spider-Man? From the fan-favorite creative team of David Michelinie and Todd McFarlane, it’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #300.
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #33 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by DOUG MOENCH
Penciled by DON PERLIN
Cover by GIL KANE
THE POWERS THAT BREAK! Werewolf by Night vs. Moon Knight: round two! In his debut appearance, Marc Spector did the job for which he was hired – hunting and capturing Jack Russell! But transporting the werewolf back to the shadowy Committee and collecting his hard-earned fee won’t be easy – because the moon is still high, and Jack still has some fight left in him! Can the unfortunate lycanthrope escape before dawn turns him back into human form? And if not, will the mercenary Marc really leave Jack to the mercies of the sinister Committee? Find out in a crucial chapter of the story of the Werewolf by Night – one that set Moon Knight on the path to becoming a silver-clad sensation! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #33.
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1 FACSIMILE EDITION
Written by LEN WEIN with ROY THOMAS, ARNOLD DRAKE and LINDA FITE
Penciled by DAVE COCKRUM with WERNER ROTH
Cover by GIL KANE
The issue that changed everything for Marvel’s mighty mutants – and introduced the all-new, all-different X-Men! When the original team goes missing in the South Pacific, only Cyclops remains to lead a rescue mission alongside Professor X’s new recruits from across the globe! Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Banshee, Thunderbird, Sunfire and – of course – Wolverine are the X-Men’s second genesis, heading into action against Krakoa… the island that walks like a man! Can these very different personalities work together to save Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel, Havok and Polaris? From the ashes of the past grow the fires of the future as the X-Men are reinvented for an uncanny new era! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1.
A few thoughts:
— Exact release dates have not yet been announced. Figure on each being about $4.
— Obligatory Price Comparison #1. An unslabbed, NM+ copy of the original Amazing Spider-Man #300, which came out in 1988, recently sold on eBay for $1,300.
— Obligatory Price Comparison #2. An unslabbed, midgrade copy of the original Werewolf by Night #33, which came out in 1975, recently sold on eBay for about $430. Meanwhile, a Werewolf by Night #32 Facsimile Edition, released in 2021, went for $43.
— Obligatory Price Comparison #3. An unslabbed, VF/NM copy of the original Giant-Size X-Men #1, which also came out in 1975, recently sold on eBay for $8,500. Meanwhile, the original Giant-Size X-Men #1 Facsimile Edition, released in 2019, went for $40.
— Classic X-MEN #101 Leads Marvel’s FOUR Facsimile Editions Coming in July. Click here.
— 50 YEARS LATER: MARVEL to Re-Release DEATH OF GWEN STACY Issues As Facsimile Editions. Click here.
May 16, 2023
What an absolutely amazing retro-article this is!