MARVEL to Re-Release Wide Swath of EPIC COLLECTIONS Later in 2023

Spidey! Daredevil! Thor! X-Men! MORE!

There are a ton of Silver and Bronze Age Epic Collections that Marvel hasn’t released yet but there are also a raft that deserve re-releases. Well, here are seven coming later this year that might help you out if you missed them the first time around.

Dig these, in chronological order:


By Tom DeFalco, Randall Frenz, Roy Thomas, Ron Frenz, Herb Trumpe, Al Milgrom

To spare a life, Thor makes the ultimate sacrifice! With the fate of his friend Eric Masterson in the balance, Thor steps in – and finds himself once again bonded to a mortal form! But which deadly foe will bring about such dire straits? Could it be Quicksand? The maniacal Mongoose? A new Executioner? Or as an untethered Asgard drifts into the Negative Zone, Annihilus? As a new era begins for Thor, another legendary hero returns: Zounds, it’s Hercules! It will take the combined might of these godly friends, plus She-Hulk, to face not one but two Dooms! In another heavyweight bout, Thor takes on the Juggernaut – with the New Warriors lending a hand! Plus: The High Evolutionary! Doctor Strange! The Thing! Beta Ray Bill! Tales of Asgard! And Ulik joins the Wrecking Crew! Collecting THOR (1966) #401-418 and ANNUAL #14.

Due: August 8, 2023

List: $44.99

Paperback, 488 pages

Originally released in 2017


By Chris Claremont and John Byrne

Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s industry-defining X-Men run continues!

Claremont and Byrne’s iconic run continues! Magneto has a score to settle with the X-Men — and when he strikes, they must struggle to hold on to their humanity even as their nemesis strips them to their cores. A narrow escape leads most of the X-Men out of the fire and into the frying pan (A.K.A. the Savage Land), where they encounter Sauron! Meanwhile, thinking her teammates killed in the battle, Jean Grey mourns their loss — and heads for Muir Island. As the X-Men take the long road home, they face Moses Magnum and the debut of Alpha Flight! But soon they must deal with the reality-warping mutant horror Proteus! Plus: Arkon and the Hulk — and the first pieces of Wolverine’s past are revealed!

COLLECTING: X-Men (1963) 111-128, X-Men Annual (1970) 3, Marvel Team-Up (1972) 89, Incredible Hulk Annual (1968) 7

Due: September 12, 2023

List: $44.99

‎Paperback, 440 pages

Originally released in 2020


By Chris Claremont, Sal Buscema, Bill Sienkiewicz, Bob McLeod

Don’t call them X-babies anymore! Visionary artist Bill Sienkiewicz transforms the New Mutants, and the young heroes’ lives will never be the same! New recruits Magma and Magik find their footing at the school — but when the team tries to rescue Kitty Pryde from Emma Frost, will they all end up as members of rival mutant team the Hellions? Then, the Demon Bear that haunts Dani Moonstar bares its teeth! Will the New Mutants survive the Bear’s ferocious attack — and if so, can they make a new friend in the alien called Warlock? Plus: A cosmic caper introduces intergalactic rock star Lila Cheney! When Sunspot and Wolfsbane are in danger, only Cloak and Dagger can help! Professor X’s son, Legion, makes his mind-bending debut! And an old friend/foe makes a shocking return! Collects New Mutants (1983) #13-31 and Annual #1.

Due: October 10, 2023

List: $49.99

‎Paperback, 512 pages

Originally released in 2019


By Stan Lee and Gene Colan

An early Daredevil classic from Stan Lee, Gene Colan and Jack Kirby!

Stan Lee and Gene Colan unleash an identity crisis as Matt Murdock juggles his triple identity as Daredevil — and his own “twin brother,” Mike Murdock! You might need your slide rule to track the trigonometry of the Man Without Fear’s mixed-up life. And as if that weren’t complex enough, Daredevil experiences a body swap with Doctor Doom in one of comics’ first crossovers! Other highlights include guest appearances by Spider-Man, Thor and Ka-Zar; the introduction of fan-favorite villain Leap-Frog; and the debut of the Emissaries of Evil! It’s a series of action-packed extravaganzas so hazardous that all of our cast won’t make it out alive!

COLLECTING: Daredevil (1964) 22-41, Daredevil Annual (1967) 1, Fantastic Four (1961) 73, material from Not Brand Echh (1967) 4

Due: October 24, 2023

List: $49.99

‎Paperback, 520 pages

Orig released in 2018


By Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created an unabashed cultural phenomenon in the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Their pitch-perfect blend of Peter Parker’s everyday woes and Spider-Man’s never-say-die adventures was something undeniably special. And after years of perfecting that formula, they unleashed the definitive Spider-Man masterpiece: the Master Planner saga! Putting Spider-Man through the most wrenching experience of his career, Lee and Ditko defined the spirit of a hero that has inspired millions. This Epic Collection has that complete story and so much more in store: the first appearance of Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker’s high-school graduation and landmark battles with the Green Goblin – plus a spellbinding team-up with that other famous Lee/Ditko creation, Doctor Strange! Collecting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #18-38 and ANNUAL #2.

Due: November 7, 2023

List: $49.99

Paperback, 504 pages

Originally released in 2016


By Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, Al Milgrom, Steve Ditko, Mark Bright

The adventures of the Avengers team on the West Coast continues!

The West Coast meets the Old West! Firebird finds herself in the middle of a fight between the Rangers and the Avengers — but will she become the sixth Whacko, or will the Thing? Menaces mount — including Master Pandemonium, Headlok, Griffin and Graviton — while Tigra and Hellcat team up against Tiger Shark! Meanwhile, Hank Pym battles his demons — but who will be his savior? Then, a time-warping terror leaves the West Coast Avengers trapped in the past! Hawkeye meets old friends Two-Gun Kid and Rawhide Kid, but another Western legend spells big trouble for Mockingbird! The sprawling space-time saga spreads to ancient Egypt as the Whackos travel ever further back in time — but what role will Moon Knight play? And will the team ever find its way home?

COLLECTING: West Coast Avengers (1985) 8-24, West Coast Avengers Annual (1986) 1, Avengers Annual (1967) 15

Due: November 28, 2023

List: $44.99

‎Paperback, 488 pages

Originally released in 2019


By Annie Nocenti, Gregory Wright, D.G. Chichester, Lee Weeks, Kieron Dwyer, Ron Garney

Collects Daredevil (1964) #283-300, Annual (1967) #7. The fall of the Kingpin! An amnesiac Matt Murdock is Daredevil no more – so who’s swinging around town in the red suit? And why is he committing vicious crimes with pinpoint accuracy? Matt thinks he’s the boxer Jack Murdock – but can he battle his way back to becoming the Man Without Fear once more? Meanwhile, the Kingpin sets his sights on building a media empire! But a reborn Daredevil is determined to administer the last rites to Wilson’s reign of terror, and he won’t let anyone stand in his way – even the lethal Typhoid Mary! With Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra all involved, will Daredevil finally bring down his archenemy once and for all? Plus: Captain America! Taskmaster! Tombstone! Baron Strucker! The Punisher! The Hand! And Ghost Rider!

Due: December 12, 2023

List: $49.99

Paperback, 504 pages

Originally released in 2020

A few thoughts:

— That Spidey edition is essential comics reading — it’s the second (better) half of the Lee/Ditko run.

— It’s nice to see the Kingpin cry, isn’t it?

— Marvel also has a bunch of new releases scheduled, so click here to check those out.


— Two Major Bronze Age MARVEL EPIC COLLECTIONS Coming in August. Click here.

— MARVEL Adds Trio of Bronze Age EPIC COLLECTIONS to 2023 Roster. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Very happy the New Mutants and X-Men books are getting re-printed. eBay scalpers are asking a buttload for em.

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    • Yeah, some people get annoyed by re-releases but so many of these have become expensive on the secondary market. So I’m all for it.

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