The omnibus series continues for a fourth year…
Marvel in 2024 will continue its series of special 60th anniversary omnibi, with the next edition focusing on the 1964 debut of Daredevil.
Dig this Amazon listing for the Marvel: February 1964 Omnibus:
MARVEL: FEBRUARY 1964 OMNIBUS
The House of Ideas is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Daredevil with an Omnibus collecting every Marvel comic released during the month of his debut! DAREDEVIL presented a rougher, grittier take on the super hero concept, with young Matt Murdock growing up on the wrong side of the tracks with a father on the hook with the mob. Stan Lee and Bill Everett crafted a brilliant blend of crime, action and heroics that built the foundation for one of Marvel’s greatest characters. But what else was happening that historic month? Marvel boasted a wonderfully engaging mix of romance, teen humor, Westerns and, of course, a growing stable of increasingly interconnected superheroes! Take a trip back to the spinner rack and relive them all! Collecting DAREDEVIL (1964) #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #12, FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #26, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #103, KID COLT OUTLAW #116, MILLIE THE MODEL #120, MODELING WITH MILLIE #30, PATSY WALKER #114, STRANGE TALES (1951) #120, TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #53, TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #55, TWO-GUN KID #69, AVENGERS (1963) #5, PATSY AND HEDY #94, RAWHIDE KID (1955) #40, SGT. FURY #7 and X-MEN (1963) #5.
A few thoughts:
— The 480-page hardcover lists for $100 and is due Feb. 6, 2024 — two days after the 60th anniversary of the release of Daredevil #1.
— This year’s edition — the Marvel: July 1963 Omnibus, celebrating the first appearances of the Avengers and the X-Men — is due June 27. (Link below.)
— Not to be overly self-referential but one of the things I dig about this line of books is that it shares some of the same DNA as two of our grooviest features — RETRO HOT PICKS and BRONZE AGE BONANZA, where you get a glimpse at the world of comics at a precise time in history. Right on.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by Marvel yet — as far as I can tell — so nothing is official until it’s official. That said, I expect this to see print. Keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: MASTER EDITION Omnibus Set for 2024. Click here.
— MARVEL to Release JULY 1963 OMNIBUS to Mark AVENGERS, X-MEN Debuts. Click here.