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Marvel Announces The Return Of “Marvel Treasury Edition”

Hey readers of the illustrated page, I just received this cool bit of news from the fine folks at Marvel Comics and just had to share it with you. Apparently, we shall soon see the return of the Marvel Treasury Editions. Dig in.

The Press Release:
The Triumphant Return of the MARVEL TREASURY EDITION! – SPIDEY Vol. 1 Coming in Oversized Treasury Edition Format!

New York, NY—February 5th, 2016—Swing into action True Believer and witness the return of the famous Marvel Treasury Edition! Gone from comic shops for nearly 35 years, be there as this long-lost format makes its big comeback with SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1! Presented in an oversized tabloid size format, this can’t miss tome collects the first five issues of Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw’s hit series SPIDEY! Prepare for a webslinging Spider-Man experience like no other when the oversized adventures of teenage Peter Parker are released this June!

“Nick Bradshaw’s work on SPIDEY practically leaps off the page,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “We knew we had to do something special for fans of this series. And since Robbie Thompson does such a wonderful job of capturing the early days of Peter Parker’s super hero career, we though SPIDEY was the perfect title to bring back this classic comic format.”

Today, he’s the world’s greatest super hero. But before he was amazing, he was just Spidey. Class is in session as he faces off against Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, the Lizard, the Vulture and more iconic Spider-Man rogues! Strap in and suit up as Thompson and Bradshaw bring you an action-packed thrill ride through Peter Parkers early days. Don’t miss the SPIDEY: ALL-NEW TREASURY EDITION VOL. 1 when it comes to comic shops and wherever books are sold this June!

Collecting SPIDEY #1 – #5
112 pgs….$15.99

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay so this little bit of news almost made me shed a tear because I LOVED the Marvel Treasury Editions and had quite a few of them when I was growing up. Sadly, many of them have been lost to the sands of time and across several moves so I no longer have them to admire and occasionally read. I can honestly admit that I was troubled when I went looking for them to share some images in my posting of this news item. I guess I am going to have to explore some yard sales come the summer months and see if I can replace any of the ones that I remembered having. Yeah, it’s not the same as having the one I owned at one time but better than never having them at all. What do you readers think about the return of these titanic comic books? You can let me know in the comments section below.

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