Marvel on Thursday solicited two big-time big books by John Byrne (and friends) that are headed your way this fall: a new printing of the Alpha Flight by John Byrne Omnibus and, for the first time, the X-Men: The Hidden Years Omnibus.
Check out the solicitations:
ALPHA FLIGHT BY JOHN BYRNE OMNIBUS HC
Written by JOHN BYRNE, CHRIS CLAREMONT, ROGER STERN, TOM DEFALCO, BILL MANTLO, JOHN CASSADAY, BEN RAAB & LOUISE SIMONSON
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, SAL BUSCEMA, STEVE DITKO, RON WILSON, MIKE MIGNOLA, PAUL SMITH, JOHN CASSADAY & PAUL NEARY
Covers by JOHN BYRNE
Legendary writer/artist John Byrne steers one of his greatest creations to glory! Exploding from the pages of X-MEN, Canada’s premier super-team takes the Marvel Universe by storm before starring in its own Byrne-helmed series! Guardian, Shaman, Snowbird, Sasquatch, Aurora, Northstar, Puck and Marrina fight to protect Canada from injustice and evil — including the Master of the World, the maniacal alchemist Diablo and the terrifying Great Beasts! But they’ll face their darkest defeat at the hands of rival Omega Flight. And when an Alphan falls, can the team fight on? Plus: Loki! The Hulk! And more! Collecting X-MEN (1963) #109, #120-121 and #139-140; INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #272, #313 and ANNUAL #8; MACHINE MAN (1978) #18; MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE (1974) #83-84; ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #1-29; X-MEN AND ALPHA FLIGHT (1985) #1-2; X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT (1998) #1-2; and material from MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #7.
1248 PGS./Rated T… $125.00
X-MEN: THE HIDDEN YEARS OMNIBUS HC
Written by JOHN BYRNE & STAN LEE
Penciled by JOHN BYRNE, JACK KIRBY, JOHN ROMITA SR. & STEVE DITKO
Covers by JOHN BYRNE
Comics legend John Byrne bridges the gap between the X-Men’s classic and all-new, all-different eras! In this series, skillfully woven between the X-Men’s 1970 cancellation and 1975 revival, thrill to previously unknown exploits of the strangest teens of all as they search the Savage Land for Magneto! Iceman goes it alone; tragedy strikes Angel; and Beast, Cyclops and Marvel Girl encounter a young mutant named Ororo! The X-Men head into space with the Fantastic Four, Sauron soars again, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants returns, and the team faces the mysterious group the Promise! Plus: Sentinels, Kraven the Hunter, the Mole Man and the Yeti! And it all concludes with a seamless “crossover” with a classic FANTASTIC FOUR tale! Collecting X-MEN: THE HIDDEN YEARS #1-22, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #102-104, and material from X-MEN (1991) #94 and AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #14.
624 PGS./Rated T… $100.00
A few thoughts:
— Both editions have direct-market variant covers. Here’s the Alpha Flight alternative:
— And here’s the X-Men alternative:
— Alpha Flight runs 1,248 pages and lists for $125. It is due Oct. 11, 2023. X-Men runs 624 pages and lists for $100. It is due Oct. 4, 2023. (It’s the X-Men’s 60th anniversary this year, by the by.)
— AVENGERS ASSEMBLE: Marvel to Release Two Major FACSIMILE EDITIONS In May. Click here.
— Classic MARVEL AGE Series to Get Omnibus Treatment in 2023. Click here.