Grab ‘Em Now – **Inaugural Edition** [August 12, 2011 edition]

[This is an irregular feature which proves that I spend way too much time browsing book listings on Amazon. The intent of these Grab ‘Em Now posts is to alert you to graphic novels which have started to rise significantly in price online due to their relative scarcity. If any book I mention is buried somewhere on your future buy list, I recommend that if you can still find it at cover at your local LCS then you bump it to the top of your list and grab it now at cover price while you still can.]


For the inaugural edition of  this feature, I was just expecting to offer up some examples of graphic novels I have noticed that have started to seriously rise above their original cover prices on Amazon, however the gods of serendipitous timing (whomever they might be) granted me something a bit more ‘meaty’ for this first time out.

Bleeding Cool just reported that Marvel has released a list of hardcover and trade paperback books which they will not be keeping in print in the future. This was very nice of them to do since it will allow for those of us on the ball to make a decision about whether we need to run out and buy these books now or whether we are willing to just wait a while and see if they rerelease some of them with spiffy new covers and ad copy telling us why we need to buy the books this time. Once you have browsed the list you will see that it is populated with a mixture of collections, some of which are recommended reading and others that are no big deal if you miss them. For your convenience I have reprinted the list below, and you will likely find that there is indeed something for evryone on the list:



Avengers Assemble Vol 4 and 5

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 2

Captain America: The Chosen

Death Of Captain America Vol 2 and 3

Daredevil: Guardian Devil 10th Anniversary

Eternals By Neil Gaiman (Direct Market)

Fantastic Four: The End

Fantastic Four: Worlds Greatest

Mystic Arcana

Marvel Mythos

New Avengers Vol 7, 8, 9, Illuminati

Official Handbook Of The Marvel Universe, Vols 1-5

Omega The Unknown

Onslaught Reborn

Power Pack: the Kids Are Alright

Punisher War Journal Vol 4

Runaways: Dead End Kids and Pride & Joy

Spider-Man: Brand New Day Vol 1 and 2, One More Day

Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt

Spider-Man: With Great Power

Stan Lee Meets The Marvel Universe

Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol 1, 2, 4

Ultimate Iron Man 2

Ultimate Spider-Man Vol 9

Ultimate X-Men Vol 7 and 8

Ultimates 3: Who Killed Scarlet Witch?

Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall Of The Shi’Ar Empire

Wolverine Dangerous Games

X-Factor: The Only Game In Town

X-Men: Endangered Species and Supernovas

Trade paperbacks

Annihilation: Conquest Vol 1

Avengers: Serpent Crown Vol 1

Captain America & The Falcon: Secret Empire, Nomad, The Swine

Captain America By Kirby Bicentennial Battles

Captain America: Red, White & Blue

Champions Classic Vol 1 and 2

Dead Of Night

Earth X Trilogy Companion

Excalibur Classic Vol 1, 2, 3, 5

Exiles Vol 9

Fantastic For Visionaries: Perez Vol 1 and 2, Simonson Vol 1 and 2

Hedge Knight 2: Sworn Sword

Hulk Vs The Marvel Universe

Incredible Hercules: Against The World

Iron Man: Haunted

Iron Manual

Marvel Romance

Moon Knight Vol 1 and 2

Ms Marvel Vol 2

New Warriors Vol 2

Nova Vol 1 and 2

Omega The Unknown Classic

Penance: Relentless

Punisher Presents: Barracuda MAX

Punisher War Journal Vol 3

Spider-Man And Fantastic Four: Silver Rage

Peter Parker, Spider-Man: Back In Black

Spiderman: Saga Of The Sandman

Squadron Supreme: Death Of A Universe

Star Brand Classic Vol 1

Sub Mariner: Revolution

Thunderbolts  Vol 2

Wolverine Classic Vol 2

Wolverine First Class: The Rookie

X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David Vol 1,2 and 3

X-Men First Class: Band Of Brothers, Mutant Mayhem and Tomorrow’s Brightest.


Wow, that is a lot of books, eh? Enough to make me think it would be costly to run out and start buying most of the ones I might want to read in the future that I can still get my hands on at cover locally. I guess I will just have to choose carefully…

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