Unless you have Doctor Doom’s time machine (or a very large wallet), it may prove difficult to acquire all of the comics Marvel published back in June of 1962.
Luckily, Marvel is giving fans a much less dangerous and comparatively less expensive opportunity to read and collect those highly sought after issues, in particular the first appearances of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Mighty Thor, and Ant-Man.
The Marvel: June 1962 Omnibus includes work by only two prolific writers, Stan Lee and his younger brother Larry Lieber, and a host of legendary Marvel artists Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Al Hartley, Jack Keller, Stan Goldberg, Gene Colan, Jack Keller, Don Heck, Al Hartley, Joe Sinnott, Dick Ayers, and Vince Colletta.
In addition to Spidey, Thor, and Ant-Man, the collection also represents early issues of the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, and a variety of Marvel’s Sci-Fi, Western, and Romance comics.
Marvel: June 1962 Omnibus represents the publisher’s second “dated” omnibus after last year’s Marvel: August 1961 Omnibus, which highlighted the dawn of Marvel Comics with the debut of the Fantastic Four.
The entire list includes: Journey into Mystery #83, Amazing Fantasy #15, Tales to Astonish #35, Kathy #18, Life with Millie #18, Patsy Walker #102, Kid Colt Outlaw #106, Fantastic Four #6, Linda Carter Student Nurse #7, Millie the Model #110, Strange Tales #100, Tales of Suspense #33, Love Romances #101, Incredible Hulk #3, Gunsmoke Western #72, Patsy and Hedy #84, and Rawhide Kid #30.
The Omnibus weights in at 520 pages and a 125 dollar price tag.
The Marvel: June 1962 Omnibus will be available at your local comic shop or book store on May 31 with a cover by Javier Rodríguez and a comic store variant cover featuring reworking of the Amazing Fantasy #15 cover by Ditko.
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