The voting is over, and the results are in. Marvel asked readers to help pick what went into the upcoming Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus, and thousands of votes were received.
“Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes,” Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso said in a statement. “We wish we could’ve printed every story you chose but, of course, if we had, the book would be unmovable! So we poured over your top 75 and selected to print the best, brightest and most iconic stories — Assembling the Avengers, The Coming of Galactus, The Death of Captain Marvel, Days of Future Past, and more — to make this Omnibus your one-stop shop for 75 years of Marvel history.”
In the end, the following comics made the collection:
- Fantastic Four (1961) #1, #48-50, #285
- Hulk (1962) #1
- Avengers (1963) #1, #57
- Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #31-33, #50, #121-122
- Incredible Hulk (1968) #181
- Giant-Size X-Men #1
- X-Men (1963) #141
- Uncanny X-Men (1981) #142
- Daredevil (1964) #181
- Marvel Graphic Novel #1, #5
- Thor (1966) #337
- Marvels #1
- X-Men Alpha
- Thunderbolts (1997) #1
- Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #36
- The Ultimates (2002) #1
- Captain America (2005) #25
- Hawkeye (2012) #11
The Omnibus also includes material from Captain America Comics #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #248 and #700. It’s all wrapped in an eye-popping cover by Paolo Rivera, one that was supposed to end up on another project but was too perfect not to end up on this book as well.
“We loved Paolo Rivera’s cover so much that we couldn’t resist using it twice!” Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel said in a statement. “Originally planned as the cover to the upcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration Anthology one-shot, Paolo’s exceptional artwork so perfectly captured the essence of Marvel’s history – it was just too good not to commemorate this monumental omnibus with as well.”
To complete the package, the Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus will release alongside a special digital bundle featuring 75 issues for $75, one for each entry in the countdown of the best stories in Marvel history. Look for more details, including an exact release date, in the coming weeks.