‘Adam Warlock’ Omnibus Presents Origin and Transformation of 1970s Cult Favorite

The cult favorite character from the 1970s who would transform into a Marvel staple following the Infinity Gauntlet, Adam Warlock, gets his very own Omnibus edition this April.

The Omnibus opens with the character’s debut (as Him) in Fantastic Four #66-67 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Joe Sinnott, and his second appearance in Thor #165-166 once again by Lee and Kirby.

Adam would begin his second transformation in Marvel Premiere #1-2 courtesy of Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, and Dan Adkins with the help of the High Evolutionary and his Counter-Earth minions. The Counter-Earth stories continued in his first solo series in Warlock #1-8 by Thomas, Kane, Mike Friedrich, John Buscema, Tom Sutton, Bob Brown, Frank Giacoia. The final Warlock story from his solo comic finished in the famous/infamous “Warlock as Christ” three-part story arc in Incredible Hulk #176-178 by Thomas, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, and Herb Trimpe.

The metamorphosis that fans would forever associate with Warlock begins in Strange Tales #178-181 by Jim Starlin, picks back up in Warlock #9-15 (after a two-year publishing hiatus), and ends with the double-annual Cosmic Cube crossover in Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2.

Other early Warlock and Warlock-related appearances round out the collection in Incredible Hulk Annual #6, Marvel Team-Up #55, and Marvel Two-in-One #61-63.

The 904 page Omnibus retails for $125.00 and will manifest in stores on April 4.

Check out the standard Kane cover and the comic shop variant cover by Starlin below, and stay tuned to Conskipper for all your vintage comic news.

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