(W) Stan Lee, Larry Lieber (A) Don Heck & Various (CA) Jack Kirby
Iron Man is born! In one of the most significant issues of the Silver Age, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Don Heck unite to introduce Tony Stark – a character destined to be an icon! When Stark, a brilliant arms manufacturer, is captured and ordered to develop weapons for an evil tyrant, he instead forges a mighty suit of iron that empowers his escape – and safeguards his wounded heart! Stark’s daring transformation ultimately sets him on a path of redemption that would forge him into one of Earth’s mightiest heroes: the invincible Iron Man! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #39.
(W) David Michelinie (A/CA) Erik Larsen, Randy Emberlin
Alas, poor Spider-Man! Peter Parker wakes up marooned on a tropical island – with his greatest enemy, Venom! Eddie Brock has hatched a master plan to finally kill his hated adversary with no interruptions. And he just might do it! Now, the abandoned island’s jungles and forests provide the ultimate battleground for one of the most epic Spider-Man vs. Venom showdowns of all time, illustrated in action-packed fashion by superstar Erik Larsen! Can Spidey possibly survive Venom’s wrath – or will Eddie find peace at last by claiming lethal vengeance? It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #347.
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Michael Collins, Joe Rubinstein (CA) Andy Kubert
Gambit enters the world of Storm and the X-Men! Ororo, stripped of her memories and transformed into a child by unknown means, is trying to get by as a thief on the streets of Cairo, Illinois. But her latest score at an art collector’s mansion lands her in a trap led by the Shadow King! Luckily, Storm isn’t the only mutant thief burgling the mansion that night…but can even the man called Gambit help her escape the Shadow King’s deadly Hounds? And elsewhere, the chilling Nanny and the Orphan-Maker have their own plans for Ororo… Relive the beginning of a partnership that revitalized the X-Men, in the landmark issue that introduced X-fans to the ragin’ Cajun! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #266.
CONTINUING THE FIRST APPEARANCES OF WOLVERINE!
Completing one of the most famous Hulk sagas of all! The INCREDIBLE HULK #180-181 FACSIMILE EDITIONS reintroduced you to Wolverine, who joined the Hulk in a three-way tussle against the monstrous Wendigo! Now find out what happens next as Wolvie’s bosses take matters into their own hands! But the puny humans only succeed in making the Hulk even angrier – and set him on a collision course with the super-powered escaped convicts known as Hammer and Anvil! Prepare for a surprisingly touching chapter in the Hulk’s endless wandering, as the jade giant makes a friend…and learns the meaning of loss. It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting INCREDIBLE HULK (1968) #182.
(W) Chris Claremont, John Byrne (A) John Byrne, Terry Austin (CA) John Byrne
Jean Grey makes the ultimate sacrifice in the heartbreaking climax of the unforgettable Dark Phoenix Saga! Summoned by the alien Shi’ar to answer for the cosmic crimes of the Phoenix, Jean Grey must stand trial – by combat! The X-Men and the Shi’ar Imperial Guard do battle on the moon to decide Jean’s fate! But can she keep her dark side under control? Or will the Dark Phoenix rise against her friends? One of the greatest love stories in all of comics – Jean Grey and Scott Summers – ends in tragedy in an issue that shocked X-Men fans and sent ripples through the entire comics industry! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting X-MEN (1963) #137.
In 1983, exploding from the pages of UNCANNY X-MEN, came Canada’s premier super-team: Alpha Flight! Vindicator, Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, Snowbird and Shaman – together with new recruits Marrina and Puck – took center stage in an always-surprising series, written and drawn by John Byrne at the peak of his powers! Alpha Flight may have been officially shut down by Department H, but they’re still Canada’s first line of defense when the giant Tundra wreaks havoc! Relive the issue that made stars of Alpha Flight – one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting ALPHA FLIGHT (1983) #1.
Moon Knight makes his unforgettable first appearance – stalking Jack Russell, the Werewolf by Night! Clad from head to toe in silver and wielding crescent-shaped blades, the soldier of fortune named Marc Spector is a lycanthrope’s worst nightmare. But why is he after this particular prey – and can Jack possibly survive their first savage battle? Moon Knight, earthly avatar of the Egyptian god Khonshu, went on to become a fan-favorite character and a man of many talents – mercenary, millionaire, vigilante, Avenger, even cab driver – but wide-eyed fans first got to meet him as a werewolf hunter in this classic tale! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (1972) #32.
The dramatic debut of Morbius the Living Vampire! Dr. Michael Morbius has a lust for blood, and he’s out to sink his fangs into Spider-Man! But the wallcrawler is even more spiderlike than usual – because, in an effort to “cure” himself of his spider-powers, he’s ended up with four extra limbs! Peter must seek out Curt Connors, the Lizard, to return himself to normal – but little does Spidey know that he’s on a collision course with Morbius that will put him in the crosshairs of not one, but two monsters! Witness the beginning of a rivalry for the ages between webslinger and bloodsucker, in the issue that began the tragic tale of the misunderstood Michael Morbius! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #101.
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Carmine Infantino, Tony DeZuniga (CA) Joe Sinnott
To know her is to fear her! She’s Jessica Drew – the sensational Spider-Woman! Jessica was born human, but now she’s something very different. Thanks to Hydra, her past lies in tatters – and she faces an uncertain future! But who will Jessica Drew become? A villain? A super hero? Or something else? One thing’s for sure, she’s about to make a very public splash – and catch the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jerry Hunt in a big way! Watch as the sensation called Spider-Woman emerges from the shadows to find her place in the world for the first time! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) #1.
(W) Steve Gerber (A) Al Milgrom, Pablo Marcos (CA) Al Milgrom
The beginning of the most star-spanning series of them all! Yondu, Vance Astro, Charlie-27 and Martinex battled the invading Badoon to reclaim Earth in 3015 – and won! But now, the original Guardians of the Galaxy find themselves struggling to reintegrate back into society. When all hope seems lost, Starhawk returns to re-form the team for an all-new mission! Revisit the issue that gave the Guardians their first regular series, re-presented in its intergalactic original form, ads and all!
(W) Stan Lee (A) Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman (CA) Jack Kirby
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduce the mighty mutants to the Marvel Universe! Training to fight for a world that hates and fears them, they are the Uncanny X-Men! Cyclops! Beast! Iceman! Angel! And their newest recruit, Marvel Girl! Professor Charles Xavier brings together these Children of the Atom to teach them to use their mutant powers to protect mankind – and they’re quickly forced into action when Magneto, the Master of Magnetism, strikes! The X-Men are a pop-culture phenomenon, and this is the story that birthed the legend! It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting X-MEN (1963) #1.