For their 75th Anniversary, Marvel Comics is releasing a Slipcase set, for the first ten volumes of their Marvel Masterworks hardcover collections, as well as an extra eleventh Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Rarities Volume 1.
CollectedEditions.com got the scoop from Marvel's David Gabriel and Jeff Youngquist.
With our 75th anniversary this year, we wanted something completely different from anything we've ever done. We also wanted to get some of the original volumes of the Masterworks HCs back in stock, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to create something unique. When we discussed what type of packaging we could go with, the idea of putting those volumes into a replica of the original Avengers Mansion just seemed like an exciting idea. From there, everything else followed: making this a limited print run, adding an Alex Ross poster signed by Stan Lee, and then finally adding the never-before-printed Not Brand Echh volume to give fans something truly remarkable and one of a kind!
And for those who have the others and just want that last volume?
However, in fairness to all our loyal Masterworks customers, we'll also be releasing our two standard Regular and Variant editions of Not Brand Echh in June 2015, about eight months after the full set. This way, fans who need to have that volume right away will be able to get a copy before anyone else in September 2014 for the anniversary — or if they can wait, they'll still be pleased!
And for those who want more…
If this set does well, of course there will be a second set! That goes without saying!
Here's what's coming and when…