‘Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89’ Omnibus Finishes Original Encyclopedia Series

Remember when it seemed like an update to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe in 1989 would be the final word on Marvel heroes and villains?

Even though much has occurred in the Marvel Universe since 1989, completists will be happy to see the last volume in the original series released as the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89 Omnibus.

The last omnibus in the series collects all eight issues of the update series, with plenty of updates and revisions since the last issue of the original series in 1988 (the last comic in the “Book of the Dead” editions, which don’t seem too accurate these days…)

Some highlights include updates to the Vision, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Archangel’s bios, plus all new entries on some of the most popular villains of the ’90s such as Apocalypse, Mister Sinister and Venom.

The omnibus totals 528 pages and comes with a suggesting retail price of $75.00.

Check out the two covers by Ron Frenz below (the second one featuring Iron Man and Iron Fist is the variant edition) and stay tuned to Conskipper for all of your vintage comic needs.

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