Are you a Marvel completist? Or perhaps a newcomer with a lot of extra cash lying around?
Because if you’re one of either, here is everything grandiose missing in your life that you didn’t know you needed. To celebrate its 75th birthday, Marvel is releasing a TITANIC 10 hardcover collection of its core Masterworks books—you know those collected editions which compiled the early origin issues of all the great heroes like Spider-Man, Captain America and the Fantastic Four?
It’s called Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set.
Although each of these books, except for one, have already seen previous releases, they are all given brand new covers here that, when aligned back to back, have an interlocking design along the spines. The books come in a gorgeous slipcase that represents the Avengers Mansion and also come with a bonus Avengers 75th Anniversary poster by Alex Ross signed by Stan Lee.
In the words of David Gabriel, SVP Sales and Marketing at Marvel, “This is one of the most epic collections Marvel has ever compiled.”
It’s certainly a convenient way to get fully read up on all the core classics of Marvel’s greatest heroes. Or to show off on your bookshelf and impress your dates. But a prize this ostentatious doesn’t come cheap: the set retails for a walloping $450. Here’s what that buys you:
CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1 HC
264 pgs. – collecting Tales of Suspense #59-81
DAREDEVIL VOL. 1 HC
256 pgs. – collecting Daredevil #1-11
DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1 HC
328 pgs. – collecting Strange Tales #110-111 and #114 – 141, and Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2
NOT BRAND ECHH VOL. 1 HC
456 pgs. – collecting Not Brand Echh #1-13; and material from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5, Avengers Annual #2, Daredevil Annual #1, Fantastic Four Annual #5 and Sgt. Fury Annual #4.
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1 HC
272 pgs. – collecting Amazing Fantasy #15 and Amazing Spider-Man #1-10.
THE AVENGERS VOL. 1 HC
248 pgs. – collecting Avengers #1-10
THE FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 HC
272 pgs. – collecting Fantastic Four #1-10
THE INCREDIBLE HULK VOL. 1 HC
176 pgs. – collecting Hulk #1-6
THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOL. 1 HC
208 pgs. – collecting Tales of Suspense #39-50
THE MIGHTY THOR VOL. 1 HC
280 pgs. – collecting Journey into Mystery #83-100
THE X-MEN VOL. 1 HC
248 pgs. – collecting X-Men #1-10
The Marvel Famous Firsts: 75th Anniversary Masterworks Slipcase Set is available for pre-order and hits comic book stores on Sept. 3.
Maybe I’ll sell my left nut to science to get this.