MARVEL Goes Cosmic With Three Upcoming Omnibus Editions

Adam Warlock, Captain Mar-Vell and Nova all get the big book treatment…

Marvel is getting its cosmic on early in 2023 with a trio of omnibus editions, featuring Adam Warlock, Nova and Captain Mar-Vell.

Dig these official descriptions:

Gil Kane main cover; Gene Colan direct-market cover


By Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, Gil Kane and others

Branded a traitor for defending the people of Earth, the space-born Kree hero Captain Mar-Vell uses his cosmic powers as our planet’s protector. And the good Captain’s legacy is strong: From his early adventures drawn by Gene Colan to his reinvention by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane to his iconic cosmic awakening under Jim Starlin, each story is presented in oversized glory in this massive Omnibus volume. Also featuring the first appearance of Carol Danvers, Rick Jones bonding with Cap by way of the cosmic Nega-Bands, war with the vicious Col. Yon-Rogg, battles with the Black Widow, Captain America and Hulk, and last, but not least, the first appearance of Thanos! Collecting MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #12-13, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1968) #1-33, IRON MAN (1968) #55 and material from NOT BRAND ECHH #9.

John Buscema main cover; Keith Pollard DM cover


By Marv Wolfman, John Buscema and others

Richard Rider is Nova, the original 1970s Human Rocket! Struck by energy sent by a dying alien, Rich has inherited the mantle of an intergalactic Nova Centurion! The newly minted hero must somehow balance schoolwork, a social life and a constant string of villains – including Condor, Powerhouse, Diamondhead, Blackout and the dreaded Sphinx, who seeks a secret that Nova doesn’t even know he’s carrying! Plus: Nova and Spider-Man unravel a murder mystery, Rich’s father is ensnared in an underworld scheme and Nova joins…the dynamic Defenders? And when the Nova Corps’ homeworld, Xandar, comes under attack, Rich and his new allies leave Earth behind to join the cosmic fray – while the Fantastic Four tackle the Sphinx! Collecting NOVA (1976) #1-25; AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #171; DEFENDERS (1972) #62-64; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #204-206, #208-214 and ANNUAL #12; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #91 and ANNUAL #3; THING (1983) #34 and material from WHAT IF? (1977) #36.


Gil Kane main cover; Jim Starlin DM cover

By Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Gil Kane and others

Created by the utopian scientists of the Enclave and hatched from the imaginations of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, there came a being known only as…Him! And when this perfect being encountered the High Evolutionary, he gained a purpose, a Soul Gem and a name: Adam Warlock! His adventures will rock your world – and Counter-Earth too! Now, Warlock’s complete original 1970s saga is collected in one volume. Featuring the first life (and death) of Adam Warlock, the debut of the Infinity Gems, the Magus saga, the all-time classic war against Thanos, the debut of Her, the resurrection of Adam Warlock and a massive treasure trove of bonus material! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #66-67, THOR (1966) #165-166, MARVEL PREMIERE #1-2, WARLOCK (1972) #1-15, INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #176-178 and ANNUAL #6, STRANGE TALES (1951) #178-181, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #55, AVENGERS ANNUAL #7 and MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1972) #61-63 and ANNUAL #2.

A few thoughts:

— Can anybody say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 marketing tie-in? Or The Marvels?

— The Captain Mar-Vell omnibus lists for $100. The 888-page hardcover is due Feb. 1.

— The Nova omnibus lists for $100. The 880-page hardcover is due March 8.

— The Warlock omnibus lists for $125. The 904-page hardcover is due April 5.


— GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to Get First-Ever Epic Collection. Click here.

— MARVEL Sets Date For Next Bronze Age AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. “Can anybody say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 marketing tie-in? Or The Marvels?”

    I hope DC applies the same logic and finally releases the much delayed Aquaman Silver Age Omnibus to tie-in to the new movie in December. Would love to see Ramona Fradon’s artwork in an oversized edition.

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  2. I want all 3. But I have yet to pay $100 for any omnibus edition. The other issue is, which cover is best? These are some great stories. It’s a shame MCU chose to skip over most of it.

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  3. Too bad Marvel can’t do anything with Rom Spaceknight attached to it. Rom 24 would’ve made a good addition to the Nova omni. To say nothing of just having a Rom omni. Maybe someday.

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  4. Great collections! Thats a lot of material for the Nova book. A lot of fun reading.

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  5. I’d love that Nova book but I feel like I could put the whole run of originals together for less than $100.

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  6. i ordered all three no one does cosmic like 70′ marvel

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