There are all the time scorching comics that persons are on the lookout for: first appearances, main occasions, and content material that encourage a brand new film or TV collection. The primary appearances are nearly all the time price probably the most, however generally rarity will drive again challenge costs up, generally on a 2nd, third, or later print. Nevertheless, many commerce paperback collections of comedian books, reprinting older materials, don’t go up in worth, although there are all the time just a few expectations attributable to rarity and no present reprints. Then there are hardcover collections, and with Marvel, there are additionally their outsized hardcover collections (OHCs). The biggest by web page depend (not measurement since Marvel additionally does their Adamantium Collections, that are even bigger in web page measurement) is the Marvel Omnibus collections.
Beginning in 2005 with Improbable 4 Omnibus #1, Marvel Omnibus collections are well-liked with many collectors due to their worth within the variety of pages to value, with most Marvel Omnibus being $100 to $125 at near 1000 pages. Additionally, most followers actually get pleasure from with the ability to have their omnibus on their bookshelves. Marvel often releases all their omnibuses with not less than two covers, one that’s out there in guide shops and Direct Market comedian guide shops and one only for the Direct Market comedian guide outlets (generally a couple of for the Direct Market). Although omnibuses aren’t low-cost, most may be gotten for round $50 lower than retail worth when launched if a purchaser appears to be like round. Additionally, some Marvel Omnibus get liquidated if they do not promote properly and are EASY to seek out low-cost (for instance, Guardians of the Galaxy Solo Traditional Omnibus may be discovered simply for properly over 50% off its cowl worth, if not cheaper). Then there are omnibus’s that leap in worth and hold going up for numerous causes. If somebody is seeking to make a superb revenue off a guide that began at $100 to $150 in worth, these 5 Marvel Omnibus have every offered, most frequently model new and nonetheless in shrinkwrap, in accomplished auctions on eBay for $500 or extra since 2022 began, and present no indicators of dropping in worth.
#1. Stephen King’s The Darkish Tower: The Gunslinger Omnibus Slipcase Set
Technically this is likely to be two omnibus, however this set goes nearly each time for properly over $500, and a few of these usually are not new. A used copy delivery from the UK, growing the postage vastly, was offered for $500.44 in April. This guide duo was launched in 2014 for $150 by Marvel and picked up all the Darkish Tower miniseries that led to and in addition retold the primary Darkish Tower novel, the Gunslinger. Amassing seven miniseries and a one-shot, this reprinting additionally contained all of the supplementary materials that was at the back of every challenge when initially printed. Initially, this materials was not included when these miniseries had been collected within the unique hardcover and commerce paperback collections. Right here the fabric is collected into the second guide within the set, making this assortment the one reprinting of this supplementary materials, most of it written by Darkish Tower professional Robin Furth. This assortment is more likely to by no means be reprinted as Marvel now not has the Darkish Tower license, and the brand new license holder has not, and would probably not, reprint the contents on this format once more. As well as, this assortment didn’t have as many copies printed in comparison with the primary Darkish Tower Omnibus Slipcase assortment. Rarity and being impossible to be reprinted anytime quickly, or ever, results in clearly an enormous worth enhance. It is a frequent theme with all 5 books on this checklist.
#2. The Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus #1 Direct Market Cowl
The subsequent guide on the checklist is the newest guide launched, printed in 2019, and is one other licensed guide for Marvel. Even if Conan was certainly one of, if not THE main character, at Marvel for a number of years within the Nineteen Seventies, Marvel doesn’t personal the printing rights for all of the Conan comics they printed between the Nineteen Seventies to the Nineties. Getting the Conan license again in 2018 meant new Conan comics and Conan once more showing in different Marvel books, however what most Conan followers had been actually clamoring for had been reprints of the traditional materials that Marvel launched throughout the peak of Conan’s recognition. The works of Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, and John Buscema are on full show right here, with even traditional work by Neal Adams and Jim Starlin inside this primary Savage Sword of Conan Omnibus. In all probability probably the most iconic story in Conan lore for followers, “Pink Nails,” is printed in its entirety on this guide together with probably the most iconic picture of Conan, him nailed to the cross from “A Witch Shall Be Born,” are on this assortment. As well as, the Savage Sword of Conan points are a lot tougher to trace down within the again challenge market due to their journal measurement and age, making this guide’s full contents and inclusion of not simply the comedian tales but in addition the articles and pinups, one thing very fascinating to collectors. The true cause this guide sells for over $500 is that Marvel, regardless of it being offered out for fairly some time, has no plans to reprint it. It’s the first in a collection of in the event that they reprint each challenge of Savage Sword of Conan in omnibus kind, it would take up 16 to 17 omnibus collections. The final copy to promote for over $500 was a model new Direct Market variant cowl utilizing the painted art work from the primary challenge of the Savage Sword of Conan. Both cowl, although, instructions a heavy worth, be it new or used, for often not less than twice its unique listed worth of $125.
#3. The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus #1
The oldest guide on the checklist, printed in 2008 and launched the week after the primary Iron Man film got here out, this guide sells for over $500 new as a result of it’s previous, uncommon, and hasn’t been reprinted because it got here out. It is not shocking this assortment was launched throughout the blitz that was the primary Iron Man film, however no main reprinting because it first got here out may be very odd. The second Invincible Iron Man Omnibus has the identical challenge, uncommon and no main reprinting, although it would not fairly command the identical costs the primary omnibus does. With no new Iron Man motion pictures on the horizon, new omnibuses accumulating Iron Man materials appear more likely to be solely collections of newer materials that hasn’t been collected but, driving the worth of this guide up and up.
#4. The Tomb of Dracula Omnibus #2
The subsequent oldest guide, printed in 2009, is all Marvel materials however not centered on a personality created by Marvel. Primarily based on the traditional Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel, Tomb of Dracula was Marvel’s most profitable horror comedian guide and longest-running comedian guide to comply with a villain. Principally written by Marv Wolfman and with nearly each challenge drawn by Gene Colon, the guide is a incredible 70-issue collection that follows Dracula as he makes an attempt to outlive within the “fashionable” world and cope with the vampire hunters like Blade, who hunt him. The primary omnibus was printed in 2008. The third omnibus was printed in 2010, accumulating the entire 70 points run within the first two omnibuses and all of the black and white magazines devoted to Dracula within the third omnibus. Nevertheless, the primary omnibus was reprinted in 2018, and the opposite two have by no means been reprinted. Specifically, omnibus #2, with #1, reprint the entire fundamental collection, so those that need to learn the fabric actually solely want the primary two omnibuses, making the third uncommon and costly too, however not as desired because the second omnibus. Therefore, the Tomb of Dracula Omnibus #2 simply offered a model new copy in March for $500.
#5. Spider-Man Vs. Venom Omnibus
The final entry can be a more moderen launch from 2018 and collects each Venom look from all of the Spider-Man titles (annuals, the Wonderful Spider-Man, Internet of Spider-Man, the Spectacular Spider-Man) plus Avengers Deathtrap the Vault, the Venom problems with Darkhawk, and the Marvel Comics Presents arc with Wolverine versus Venom (so the gathering being referred to as Spider-Man Vs. Venom is a little bit of misnomer). Mainly, each Venom look till he obtained his first miniseries is on this omnibus, with all the opposite appearances after this being collected within the Venomnibuses. The truth that this omnibus collects Venom’s first look, the entire materials Todd McFarlane drew of Venom, plus being the one omnibus assortment of the primary look of Carnage and collects the entire of the Most Carnage crossover makes this omnibus one which many followers need. So demand, collectability, and no reprint means this guide is dear and uncommon and model new, sealed, and might promote for over $500.
(Please notice all gross sales cited had been primarily based on full eBay gross sales since January 2022. These gross sales of $500 and better had been for model new, nonetheless in shrinkwrap copies. No gross sales of omnibus tons had been included as figuring out particular person guide values could be close to unimaginable. Whereas most consumers is not going to nonetheless have these books of their assortment nonetheless in shrinkwrap in model new situation, gross sales for even used copies of those books in good situation are not less than twice their unique retail worth, although not all the time as generally consumers get fortunate and might scoop up a guide a purchaser began out at a low worth for a low worth. Anybody studying this text is not assured to get $500 or extra if they’ve certainly one of these books of their assortment and resolve to promote it, however it’s attainable. Gross sales checked out had been from conventional auctions on eBay and Purchase it Now auctions as properly.)