Marvel reveals fan-picked Spider-Man stories for 75th Anniversary Omnibus

A while back Marvel released the fact that they’ll be releasing a 75th anniversary anthology comic special entitled Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 which will see all-new tales from the likes of Stan Lee and Bruce Timm, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, Len Wein and Paul Gulacy, James Robinson, Tom DeFalco, Stan Goldberg and Scott Hanna.

But now Marvel have released some news on their Marvel 75th anniversary Omnibus. an 1000 page hardcover celebration of 75 of Marvel’s best comic storylines. But what storylines will feature in this omnibus? Well, Marvel opened that little aspect up to the fans who began furiously voting online for their favourite comic-book storylines and now the voting has closed and the winners have been chosen. reports “Marvel’s 75th Anniversary belongs to our fans as much as it does to our creators and everyone behind the scenes,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said in a statement. “We wish we could’ve printed every story you chose but, of course, if we had, the book would be unmovable! So we poured over your top 75 and selected to print the best, brightest and most iconic stories — ‘Assembling the Avengers,’ ‘The Coming of Galactus,’ ‘The Death of Captain Marvel,’ ‘Days of Future Past’ and more — to make this Omnibus your one-stop shop for 75 years of Marvel history.”

So here are the issues that made the cut

Fantastic Four” (1961) #1 (debut of Fantastic Four), #48-50 (“Galactus Trilogy”) & #285 (“Hero,” by John Byrne)
Hulk” (1962) #1
Avengers” (1963) #1 (debut of The Avengers) & #57 (first appearance of The Vision”)
Amazing Spider-Man” (1963) #31-33 (“If This Be My Destiny…!”), #50 (“Spider-Man No More!”) & #121-122 (“The Night Gwen Stacy Died”)
Incredible Hulk” (1968) #181 (first appearance of Wolverine)
Giant-Size X-Men” #1 (debut of All-New, All-Different X-Men)
X-Men” (1963) #141; “Uncanny X-Men” (1981) #142 (“Days of Future Past”)
Daredevil” (1964) #181 (death of Elektra)
Marvel Graphic Novel” #1 (“The Death of Captain Marvel”) & #5 (“X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills”)
Thor” (1966) #337 (first appearance of Beta Ray Bill)
Marvels” #1 (inaugural issue of acclaimed miniseries by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross)
X-Men Alpha” (first issue of “Age of Apocalypse” event)
Thunderbolts” (1997) #1 (first Thunderbolts appearance, famed surprise ending)
Amazing Spider-Man” (1999) #36 (post-Sept. 11 tribute issue)
The Ultimates” (2002) #1 (debut of The Ultimates)
Captain America” (2005) #25 (“The Death of Captain America”)
Hawkeye” (2012) #11 (“Pizza is my Business”)

As you can see there are several Spider-Man stories in there with the ‘If This Be My Destiny…!’, ‘Spider-Man No More!’ and ‘The Night Gwen Stacy Died’ storylines, as well as the post-September the 11th tribute issue. The omnibus also includes material from “Amazing Fantasy” (1962) #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man) and “Amazing Spider-Man” (1963) #248 (“The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man”) & #700 (“Dying Wish,” prelude to the “Superior Spider-Man” era). So fear not Spidey fans there’s plenty of Spider-Man goodness.

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