I just ordered the new Marvel (North America) HC Captain Britain collections. I don't think they get to "Otherworld" from the descriptions, but I hope they do. I hope to catch up with the rest of you soon!
I'm seriously thinking of getting the Panini TPB collections myself. The Otherworld stories start before the end of the 2nd one of those.
I know, I know. The Panini collections don't get to "Siege of Camelot" (whatever that is) until vol. 4, but the new Marvel collections get there in Vol. 2. I suspect the latter start later than the former. But, dang, I wanna catch up right now!
I ordered those four Paninni tpbs via Amazon.co.uk because at that time those stories had never been reprinted in the U.S. and I didn’t think they ever would be. The first two U.S. Captain Britain HCs reprint the pre-Moore material in the four Paninni tpbs, and the HUGE third volume (actually released first) encompasses Moore’s run in its entirety (and them some). For some time now I’ve considered getting rid of the tpbs in favor of the HCs. If anyone reading this is interested in a trade, let me know.
Just this week, Marvel released a tpb collection of British Hulk material (“From the UK Vaults”) originally presented in Hulk Comic (where the Black Knight stories discussed above are from). I was so looking forward to it, but when I first saw it I was a little disappointed. (Half of it is illustrated text stories.) I started reading it last night, and while it may not be what I’d hoped, I don’t think it’s as bad as I thought.
Is the third volume what's called the Captain Britain Omnibus? It's apparently out of print, as Amazon directs me to other sellers, where it's going for $170. Argh.
But it would be worth it if it collects all the Captain Britain appearances from the end of Marvel's Captain Britain Volume 2 and when his UK series ended. I have all the Marvel U.S. appearances.
Yes, what I think of as "volume three" is actually the omnibus.
The two volumes of earlier material came later.
Captain Britain 1 (tpk): The Birth of a Legend..
(Captain Britain (uk) 1-23-)
Captain Britain 2 (tpk): A Hero Reborn
(Captain Britain (uk) 24-39.)
(Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain(cb) 231-238-)
Captain Britain 3 (tpk): The Lion and The Spider
(Super Spider-Man &Captain Britain (uk)(cb) 239-253.)
(Marvel team-Up 65-66)
(Hulk Comic (uk) (BK) 1, 3-30)
Captain Britain 4 (tpk): The Siege of Camelot
(Hulk Comic(uk)(cb/BK) 42-55, 57-63,)
(Marvel Super-Heroes (uk)(cb) 377-389,)
(Daredevils (uk) (cb) 1-11,)
Captain Britain 5 (tpk): End Game
(Mighty World of Marvel (v2)(uk)(cb) 7-16,)
(Captain Britain (v2)(uk)(cb) 1-14.)
I appreciate it, Richard -- it's pretty confusing. I've finally figured out that if it's a HC then it's Marvel, but if it's a TPB it's Pannini. But if other Legionnaires are confused, your pics above should straighten it out. I'll do my bit and post the Marvel covers, which cover the same territory in three books instead of five (I think!). They are, left to right:
Captain Britain -- Volume1: Birth of a Legend
Captain Britain -- Volume 2: Siege of Camelot
Captain Britain Omnibus
Has there been any announcement of a Volume 3?