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Posted by G-Man (34491 posts) - - Show Bio

Celebrate a milestone achievement in Marvel Myth-Making this November with an exciting collection as chosen by YOU! Today, Marvel is proud to announce the massive Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus – a 1200 page tome featuring the very best stories of the past 75 years as chosen by our loyal readers and rabid fans!

We want to hear from you, true believer! Tell us what you think are the best stories in Marvel Comics’ 75 years of history, and they’ll have the chance to be printed in this oversized, commemorative omnibus! From 1939’s Marvel Comics #1 to 2014’s All-New Marvel NOW!, we want the best of the best. The most iconic stories, the biggest moments and fan-favorites – we want it all!

“Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes,” says Marvel SVP of Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “From day one, Marvel fans have been an integral and vocal part of making Marvel the company it is today and we want their help in celebrating. The 75th Anniversary Omnibus is the perfect way to celebrate with our marvelous fans. Email your picks for the best Marvel comics of all time tomarvel75@marvel.com – and see if yours makes it to print!”

The first appearance of Captain America, the Death of Gwen Stacy, the coming of Galactus, Civil War and everything in between! From the first time four adventurers flew a fateful mission to outer space to the epic clash of Avengers vs. X-Men. Tell us what you think the best Marvel stories of all time are! Email your picks to marvel75@marvel.comto help us decide which stories to print. It’s that simple! Pick your top 75 or just your number #1. Once the votes are in, we’ll choose the best ones to print in this enormous 1200 page book and we’ll release the top 75 as a special digital exclusive collection!

The choice is yours – which stories will you pick? Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Marvel Comics history this November when the epic 75th Anniversary Omnibus hits comic shops and book stores everywhere!

For more on Marvel’s 75th Anniversary, please visit Marvel.com/75. Join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag#Marvel75 and don’t forget to follow us at @Marvel [www.twitter.com/Marvel]!

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#1 Edited by SupremeHyperion (1527 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty sweet, can't wait to see how much this is going to cost (start saving)

#2 Posted by _Atomikill_ (4287 posts) - - Show Bio

Just put in all, 100 percent DC comics. Mindf%ck with the buyers.

#3 Edited by The Stegman (24483 posts) - - Show Bio

OH EM GEE. I can't wait to buy this when it's ready!

#4 Posted by Nahuel (391 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow! I hope they incorporate a reprint of Detective Comics #27 to celebrate the 75 years that really matters!

#5 Posted by NukeA6 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

So Marvel is planning to make a masterpiece set? I'll be glad to help out.

#6 Posted by NukeA6 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

And here's my choices:
1. Infinity Gauntlet
2. Annihiliation
3. Thanos Quest
4. Ultimates 2
5. Days of Future Past
6. Thanos Imperative
7. Avengers Forever
8. Ultimates 1
9. Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect
10. Wolverine: Enemy of the State
11. Kang Dynasty
12. Death of Captain Marvel
13. Kraven's Last Hunt
14. Astonishing X-Men (Joss Whedon)
15. Infinity
16. Thor: God Bomb

#7 Posted by illmatic4177 (51 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by ClawFist (341 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, seriously? See, this is why Marvel is taking my money while DC is giving my money back lol. I'm not big on the Marvel Vs. DC rivalry, but I mean really? I feel like Marvel cares just a little more right now. I'm hoping Futures End will get DC back on track, but I just don't know. :P

#9 Edited by shroudofsorrow (3163 posts) - - Show Bio

This:

#10 Posted by Neothing (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@nukea6 well that's what I would love too, including:

- Nova side stories during Annihilation

- Secret Invasion

#11 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

How about a celebration of only the stuff that's been around the whole 75 years? Leaves a lot out eh?

#12 Edited by KaliboooStew (70 posts) - - Show Bio

My 5 picks and reasons for why they should be included:

1. Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt (1987) - This comic acted as a response to DC's darker and more mature stories of the 80s, and what's more, showed that supposedly silly Silver-age villains like Kraven the Hunter could be relevant and compelling when in the hands of a competent writer with a unique vision.

2. The Death of Captain Marvel (1982) - Other that being being Marvel's first ever graphic novel (an incredibly influential move shown by the popularity of OGNs today), Jim Starlin crafted a tale which explored a mature and powerful take on the standard superhero death.

3. Silver Surfer: Parable (1988) - One of the few American collaborations with comic art legend Moebius, this cosmic tale delved into themes of religious oppression and free speech, and stands as one of the greatest Silver Surfer comics ever created.

4. Daredevil: Born Again (1986) - The high point of Frank Miller's incredible run, Born Again is one of the most brutal, uncompromising looks at a hero's fall ever seen in the medium, featuring beautiful art and an endlessly quotable script.

5. Marvels (1994) - Acting a love letter to the classic Marvel tales of the Golden Age, combined with a revolutionary photorealistic art style and clever writing, Marvels is truly a masterpiece with some of the most iconic panels in modern comics.

All five of these picks are in my Favourite Comics of All Time list which I made on Comic Vine just a couple of weeks ago.

#13 Posted by S_Knight360 (87 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously they need to put in the first spiderman appearance and death of gwen Stacey, first x men appearance, creation of avengers, fantastic four, etc

#14 Posted by Mutie199 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

i am super excited for this. will be sending them my favorites once i sort them out. do we know when this will be coming out? cause i will need to save some money

#15 Posted by eamon542000 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

One More Day

#16 Posted by HumanRocket (8213 posts) - - Show Bio

Kraven's Last Hunt

Annihilation

Days of Future Past

Civil War

Infinity

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#17 Posted by HumanRocket (8213 posts) - - Show Bio
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#18 Posted by JakeN7 (12573 posts) - - Show Bio

"The first appearance of Captain America, the Death of Gwen Stacy, the coming of Galactus, Civil War and everything in between! From the first time four adventurers flew a fateful mission to outer space to the epic clash of Avengers vs. X-Men."

The fact that they even mentioned AvX next to all those other brilliant stories makes me want to puke.

#19 Posted by tparks (5000 posts) - - Show Bio

Annihilation

Thanos Imperative

Annihilation: Conquest

Ultimate Spider-man origin arc (can't remember what it's called)

Planet Hulk

Fantastic Four # 48, 49, & 50

Werewolf by Night # 32 & 33

Irredeemable Ant Man (probably won't get any votes, but I loved this series)

World War Hulk

DnA's Nova series (literally any issues)

DnA's Guardians of the Galaxy series (literally any issues)

Charlie Huston's Moon Knight

#20 Edited by Sifighter (94 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's see, all the major characters and teams should have their origin issue in, some newer work with stuff like Deconnicks Captain Marvel, Gillian and Ewings Loki, All-new X-men, Miles Morales, and maybe the new Ms. Marvel.

Event or story wise, I have a list.

Dark Phoenix Saga

Dark Angel Saga

Planet Hulk/World War Hulk

Annihilation

Spider-Island

And etc.

#21 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1098 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man, oh man, oh man. I love this so much! Doubt I'll ever be able to afford the actual book, but this is still awesome!

#22 Posted by Mucklefluga (2565 posts) - - Show Bio

Great idea Marvel!

#24 Edited by EnigmaLantern (763 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a perfect opportunity to make a sole tribute masterpiece to Deadpool.

Jokes aside, I agree with this list:

@nukea6 said:

And here's my choices:

1. Infinity Gauntlet

2. Annihiliation

3. Thanos Quest

4. Ultimates 2

5. Days of Future Past

6. Thanos Imperative

7. Avengers Forever

8. Ultimates 1

9. Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect

10. Wolverine: Enemy of the State

11. Kang Dynasty

12. Death of Captain Marvel

13. Kraven's Last Hunt

14. Astonishing X-Men (Joss Whedon)

15. Infinity

16. Thor: God Bomb

Being a Thor fan (soz) I'd add JMS' Thor run but that's just me being biased.

They could add the first-appearance issues of some of their most well known characters but that's most likely a long-shot.

Either way I'm faced with either buying this or being able to eat for a living. Tough choice.

#25 Posted by space4rentt (62 posts) - - Show Bio

@shroudofsorrow: what's that from? Is that the back in black era after civil war?

#26 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6935 posts) - - Show Bio

AvX and Age of Ultron should def be included. :)

#27 Posted by Jayc1324 (12299 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait to buy this. Sucks DC didn't do this.

#28 Posted by Cap10nate (2315 posts) - - Show Bio

@nukea6: Cheers on having both Avengers Forever and Kang Dynasty on that list. Two of my favorite stories that I think are often overlooked.

#29 Posted by averywetfrog (211 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3167 posts) - - Show Bio

This is cool. I might get this. I have the Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1. Easy way to collect great stories.

#31 Posted by NukeA6 (474 posts) - - Show Bio

@cap10nate: Busiek's Avengers run may be the best Avengers series ever. It's too bad it didn't get much recognition since it was in the wrong time period (right around the time Marvel went bankrupt). I would have added Ultron Unlimited as well but I didn't want my list to be too long (even though it's fine to have a top 75 list).

#32 Posted by gor724 (827 posts) - - Show Bio

How much is this going to cost $200?

#33 Posted by Empurios (83 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by mickeymayhew (211 posts) - - Show Bio

what story/issues is that Spidey/Kingpin fight from?

#35 Posted by MatthewParker (2208 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Edited by MasterBelmont (363 posts) - - Show Bio

Funny thing is, I haven't actually read 95% of the most famous Marvel stuff. From what I have read, they should put in:

Dark Phoenix Saga

Original Avengers issues

Secret Wars

Ultimate Spider-Man (anything)

First half of Civil War (hate the second half)

Captain America Reborn

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (anything)

Superior Spider-Man

Waid Daredevil (anything)

Anything Deadpool

Thor: God of Thunder

@nahuel Get out.

#37 Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18 (386 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel:

Wow DC fanboy to the max overhere. Maybe they would include that if DC comics period didn't suck for the last oh say 5 years.


What can i say that wasn't already mentioned that should be included in this book? Well the Fantastic Four/Namor crossover technically building the first comic book shared universe seems pretty important part of Marvel history. First appearences of great characters. Anything that got controversy like Kravens Last Hunt or bad controversy like One More Day. Major moments in a characters life like the birth of the FF kids, Gwen Stacys death, Superior Spider-Man,Tony's alcholism etc.

@captainmarvel4ever Maybe try to find a way to get this since it would help you on your Marvel history that you find so confusing.

#38 Posted by AmazingWebHead (2567 posts) - - Show Bio

  • First appearances of:
    • Spider-Man
    • Fantastic 4
    • Doctor Doom
    • Captain America
    • Iron Man
    • The Hulk
    • The X-Men
    • Thor
    • Dr. Strange
    • Ghost Rider
  • The Avengers #1
  • The original Galactus Trilogy
  • Iron Man: Armor Wars
  • Demon in a Bottle
  • The Dark Phoenix Saga
  • Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars (the original)
  • Civil War
  • Secret Invasion
  • Kree/Skrull war
  • The Death of Gwen Stacy
  • Emperor Doom
  • Days of Future Past
  • Age of Apocalypse
  • X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills
  • Marvels (1994)
  • Planet Hulk/World War Hulk
  • Spider-Man: the Real Clone Saga (director's cut version)
  • This Man...This Monster
#39 Edited by TheCannon (18807 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a really great idea by Marvel.

I won't send this in yet, but this is everything that I thought of at first:

First appearances of major characters (so Amazing Fantasy #15, Fantastic Four #1, Journey into Mystery #83, Tales of Suspense #39, The Incredible Hulk #1, X-Men #1, Giant Sized X-Men #1, Captain America Comics #1, The Avengers #1, & Daredevil #1)

  • X-Men: The Phoenix Saga
  • X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Civil War
  • House of M
  • Ultimate Spider-Man (I can’t pick just one arc)
  • The Ultimates
  • The Ultimates 2
  • Thor: The God Butcher
  • Thor: Godbomb
  • Infinity Gauntlet
  • The Kang Dynasty
  • The Night Gwen Stacy Died
  • Fantastic Four #48, 49, & 50/The Galactus Trilogy
  • Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
  • Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut
  • The Punisher: Welcome Back Frank
  • X-23: Innocence Lost
  • X-23: Target X
  • Thor #337-340
  • Secret Wars
  • Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra
  • The Immortal Iron First: The Last Iron Fist Story
  • Fantastic Four Annual #2

There are other things I’d like to include, such as Stan Lee’s run on Spider-Man or Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil, but those are just too long to be included.

#40 Edited by Novemberx2 (449 posts) - - Show Bio

Plenty of good storys or single issues could go in. But I think its more important marvel learn from their mistakes aswell:

(In no particular order)

Every Jean Grey Resurrection story after the original

One More Day

Red Hulk

Hulked Out Heroes

Marvel Apes

AvX

Ultimatum

Chaos War

All the stories where Squirrel Girl beats Thanos, dr doom etc

That Story where Norman Osborn had sex with Gwen Stacy while she was dating Peter Parker

Trouble

The Amazing Spiderman 700

That story where the all the mutants got depowered by High Evolutionary (House of M didn't do it first)

Onslaught

Heroes Reborn!

Teenage Tony Stark

Maggot Debut!

That Grant Morrison New X-Men issue where Magneto send human's to be gassed in a concentration camp built in Central Park (Oh Yes Its happened! and marvel spent years trying pretend it wasn't magneto)

The entire Chuck Austin run on x-men and Avengers!

the spider mobile

Every Fantastic Four story where Reed cured Ben only for ben to choose to become the thing again

Every story where Bruce banner cured/separated himself of the hulk

That issue of Fantastic Four where everyone got turned into the thing

Those issues of Fantastic Four where Susan turned into an alien

The time Scarlet Witch and Vision had human children

Captain America Vol 4 (Aka the Post 9/11 Merica F*** YH run)

Ultimate Adventure

the Transformers/New Avengers cross over!

The Clone Saga

Every story where wolverine has lost his healing powers

Ultimate Comics the Ultimates: President Cap Merica F*** YH

That period where wolverine had no nose
Every Issue where Professor X regained the ability to walk

Every Issue where Professor X got crippled


Any other suggestion to hall of shame?

#42 Posted by StMichalofWilson (3840 posts) - - Show Bio

Neat Idea

#43 Posted by dagmar_merrill (8725 posts) - - Show Bio

@gor724 said:

How much is this going to cost $200?

Buy it off of Amazon and you'd get a huge discount.

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#44 Edited by MrTummyTumms (554 posts) - - Show Bio

@nahuel:

Wow DC fanboy to the max overhere. Maybe they would include that if DC comics period didn't suck for the last oh say 5 years.

What can i say that wasn't already mentioned that should be included in this book? Well the Fantastic Four/Namor crossover technically building the first comic book shared universe seems pretty important part of Marvel history. First appearences of great characters. Anything that got controversy like Kravens Last Hunt or bad controversy like One More Day. Major moments in a characters life like the birth of the FF kids, Gwen Stacys death, Superior Spider-Man,Tony's alcholism etc.

@captainmarvel4ever Maybe try to find a way to get this since it would help you on your Marvel history that you find so confusing.

I'm pretty sure he was just kidding. Calm down.

#45 Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18 (386 posts) - - Show Bio
#46 Posted by kkhohoho1 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

1.X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga

2.X-Men: Days of Future Past

3.Avengers: Ultron Unlimited

4.The Avengers: Under Siege

5.The Avengers: Assault on Olympus

6.Amazing Spiderman: The Night Gwen Stacy Died.

7.Defenders: The Headman/Nebula Storyarc, Issues 31-38.

8.X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills.

9.Anything from Walt Simonson's Thor run.

10.Captain America: The Winter Soldier

11.Ironman: Demon in a Bottle.

12.Fantastic Four: The Coming of Galactus

13.Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

14.Avengers Forever

15.Planet Hulk

16.Marvels

17.Captain Marvel: The Death of Captain Marvel

May post more later.

#47 Edited by ZbvmX (267 posts) - - Show Bio

My entry:

Fantastic Four vol. 1 #51: "This Man.. This Monster!"

BEST single issue story in the formative years of marvel. It was so great that Lee & King Kirby chose it as a follow-up issue to the epic introduction of Galactus in FF #48-50.

Gonna send it right now! I hope it gets picked

#48 Posted by TheIndecider (24 posts) - - Show Bio

If I had to choose, it would be:

1. First appearances of Marvel characters (Amazing Fantasy #15, etc.)

2. Infinity Gauntlet

3. Annihilation

4. Death of the Stacys

5. Days of Future Past

6. Age of Apocalypse

7. Spider Man Blue

8. Kraven's Last Hunt

9. Civil War

10. Death of Captain America

11. Demon in a Bottle

12. Coming of Galactus

13. Iron Man Extremis

14. Marvel Zombies (just the first one)

15. The Ultimates 1 (or 2)

16. Death of Captain Marvel

17. Marvel 1602

18. Planet Hulk

19. World War Hulk

20. Thor God Butcher arc

21. Infinity

22. Marvels

23. Fraction's first Hawkeye arc

24. Frank Miller's Daredevil run

25. Dark Phoenix Saga

26. DnA's Guardians of the Galaxy run

27. Ultimate Spider-Man highlights (first issues, appearance of Green Goblin, Death of Peter Parker, first issues with Miles, etc.)

28. Captain America Winter Soldier arc

#49 Posted by eamon542000 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

@humanrocket: Up there with Clone Saga, Sins Past and Ultimatum

#50 Posted by Lykida (184 posts) - - Show Bio

So many great suggestions here. Love to see Jason Aaron's Thor included in so many. I agree with most of the lists people posted here though I'm not quite sure about the Ultimate stuff. I know there are some great stories there as well, but isn't it kind of weird to have two different origins of, let's say, Spidey in the same Omnibus?