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1/04/2020 8:50 pm  #1


OHOTMU – Straight Reprints (More or Less)

I created this thread Mar 13, 2013, 05:49 pm and hope to update it periodically:

This is a thread for noting where issues of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (as well as related material such as files) have been reprinted. Obviously there’s a fair bit of overlap with the Sightings threads. However, this list allows for the inclusion of material like the Iron Manual tpb and the Essential Handbooks that don’t count for that list. Trades tend to stay in print longer than original issues, so this may help people find a missing Handbook a bit easier.

To qualify, every entry in an issue has to be plopped into the new versions with only minor editing. I want to make this list as distinctive as possible from similar lists.

Examples of acceptable changes:
• Colouring changes or the removal of colour
• Minor editing to entries
• A few art corrections
• Cover missing
• Appendix editing
• A new update section
It’s also okay if there’s non-Handbook material in the same collection.

Not acceptable changes:
• Missing entries
• New entries
• Entries split between issues

So while the 1980s trades are close to the Deluxe Edition, I’m treating the differences as substantial enough to exclude them. See the Master List for more on these.

Noteworthy enough to mention but doesn’t fall neatly into the below: The three volumes of Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Master Edition sorts the entries throughout the series in alphabetical order. Vol. 1 covers Abomination to Gargoyle plus covers, Vol. 2 Garokk to Proctor, Vol. 3 Professor Power to Zzzax.

By reprint title:
Back in Black tpb/hc Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook
Civil War: The Complete Collection DVD-ROM Civil War Files, Civil War: Battle Damage Report
Deadpool Team-Up v2 tpb Deadpool: Rank & Foul
Essential Marvel Saga v1 Marvel Saga #1-12
Essential Marvel Saga v2 Marvel Saga #13-25
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe v1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (first series) 1-15
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Deluxe Edition v1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (second series) 1-7
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Deluxe Edition v2 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (second series) 8-14
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Deluxe Edition v3 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (second series) 15-20
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Update ‘89 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (third series) 1-8
Exiles tpb Vol. 10: Age of Apocalypse Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Age of Apocalypse 2005
40 Years of the Avengers DVD-ROM Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Avengers 2004
Heroic Age tpb Avengers Assemble
Hulk: Greatest Battles tpb World War Hulk: Gamma Files
Iron Manual tpb All-New Iron Manual, Iron Manual
Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers hc Marvel Pets Handbook
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z sc 1-5 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hc 1-5 (each sc corresponds to the hc)
Mystic Arcana hc Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic
Spider-Man: Back and Blue (all entries: R): Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook
Ultimate Fantastic Four hc Vol. 6 Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe: The Ultimates & X-Men 2005; Official Handbook of the Ultimate Universe 2005: The Fantastic Four & Spider-Man
Ultimate Fantastic Four-X-Men tpb Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe: The Ultimates & X-Men 2005; Official Handbook of the Ultimate Universe 2005: The Fantastic Four & Spider-Man
Wolverine: Weapon X Files tpb Wolverine Encyclopedia #1-2, Wolverine: Weapon X Files

By original title:
All- New Iron Manual Iron Manual tpb
Avengers Assemble Heroic Age tpb
Civil War: Battle Damage Report Civil War: The Complete Collection DVD-ROM
Civil War Files Civil War: The Complete Collection DVD-ROM
Deadpool: Rank and Foul Deadpool Team-Up v2 tpb
House of M: The Complete Collection DVD-ROM Secrets of the House of M
Incredible Hulk tpb vol. 12: Prelude to Planet Hulk Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2004
Iron Manual Iron Manual tpb
Marvel Pets Handbook Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers hc
Marvel Saga #1-12 Essential Marvel Saga v1
Marvel Saga #13-25 Essential Marvel Saga v2
Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic Mystic Arcana hc
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (first series) 1-15 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe v1
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (second series) 1-7 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Deluxe Edition v1
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (second series) 8-14 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Deluxe Edition v2
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (second series) 15-20 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Deluxe Edition v3
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (third series) 1-8 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Update ’89 v1
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Age of Apocalypse 2005 Exiles tpb Vol. 10: Age of Apocalypse
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Avengers 2004 40 Years of the Avengers DVD-ROM
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2004 Incredible Hulk tpb vol. 12: Prelude to Planet Hulk
Official Handbook of the Ultimate Marvel Universe: The Ultimates & X-Men 2005 Ultimate Fantastic Four hc Vol. 6; Ultimate Fantastic Four-X-Men tpb
Official Handbook of the Ultimate Universe 2005: The Fantastic Four & Spider-Man Ultimate Fantastic Four hc Vol. 6; Ultimate Fantastic Four-X-Men tpb
Secrets of the House of M House of M: The Complete Collection DVD-ROM
Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook Back in Black tpb/hc; Spider-Man: Back and Blue
Wolverine Encyclopedia #1-2 Wolverine Encyclopedia Vol. 1
Wolverine: Weapon X Files Wolverine: Weapon X Files tpb
World War Hulk: Gamma Files Hulk: Greatest Battles tpb


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1/04/2020 8:52 pm  #2


Re: OHOTMU – Straight Reprints (More or Less)

Additional historical text from Comixfan:

rplss
Mar 18, 2013, 09:53 pm

I think the title of the collected Wolverine Encyclopedia issues 1 and 2 was called "Wolverine Weapon X Files TPB". If that's the one you mean, I'm still wondering why the missing issue #3 was solicited, then never printed.



Andy E. Nystrom

Mar 18, 2013, 10:14 pm

rplss wrote:

 I think the title of the collected Wolverine Encyclopedia issues 1 and 2 was called "Wolverine Weapon X Files TPB". If that's the one you mean, I'm still wondering why the missing issue #3 was solicited, then never printed.

You're right, plus the titular Handbook, so I've added that in as well.

To make matters worse, Marvel.Com still claims that v3 is in it.




captainswift

Mar 18, 2013, 10:47 pm


I don't know for a fact, but I thought I had heard that the people assembling the trade thought volume 3 had been finished, just never produced, and were like "Hey, we can let this see the light of day at last." But when they went to actually assemble the book, there was no volume 3 to include at all.


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