THE MICRONAUTS return to Marvel with new omnibus, facsimile version

Following the announcement of ROM’s return to the world outdoors your window, Marvel has revealed the return of the Micronauts, with traditional omnibus collections arriving starting in April 2024.

The Micronauts have been a crew of heroes (based mostly on the Hasbro toys of the identical title) charting the Microverse, a microscopic universe current at a a lot smaller scale than our personal, solely accessible by way of shrinking. That includes the Micronauts battles with Baron Karza and his evil forces, the collection lasted for 80 points over two volumes, with nearly all of the work penned by Invoice Mantlo, and pencils largely by Michael Golden, Howard Chaykin, and Pat Broderick.

As soon as once more introduced by Omar of Near Mint Condition, Micronauts: The Authentic Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 consists of the primary two years price of the unique collection, together with two annuals and the Micronauts Particular Version mini-series. The omnibus will characteristic a principal cowl by Dave Cockrum and a collection of Direct Market Unique covers by Steve Ditko, Butch Guice, and Michael Golden.

Right here’s Marvel’s official description of the omnibus:

MICRONAUTS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 will acquire THE MICRONAUTS (1979) #1-29 & ANNUAL (1979) #1-2 and materials from MICRONAUTS SPECIAL EDITION (1983) #1-5. Helmed by author Invoice Mantlo, the Micronauts introduced collectively the subatomic heroes of Homeworld and the Marvel Universe. Mantlo’s wealthy character mythology and groundbreaking paintings by Michael Golden made the collection an prompt traditional. In Micronauts, Commander Rann, Princess Mari, Biotron, Acroyear and Bug traverse the universe aboard the microship Endeavor as they battle to free Homeworld from the tyrannical Baron Karza. Their exploits additionally carry them to Earth the place our micro-sized heroes encounter big-time heroes and villains together with the Unbelievable 4, Physician Doom, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain Universe and Man-Factor. This Omnibus version presents a shocking restoration, full with letters pages and a bunch of bonus materials, together with home adverts, unique paintings and extra.

Fundamental Cowl by Dave Cockrum
Direct Market Unique Cowl by Steve Ditko
Direct Market Unique Cowl by Butch Guice
Direct Market Unique Cowl by Michael Golden

A facsimile version of the primary subject will even arrive in September 2023, reprinting Micronauts #1 from 1979:

MICRONAUTS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION boldly re-presents MICRONAUTS (1979) #1, one of many all-time nice Marvel comedian books, in its unique type, adverts and all! They got here from inside area! Explorer Arcturus Rann! Freedom-fighting princess Marionette! The armored warrior Acroyear! Enjoyable-loving thief Bug! The robots Microton and Biotron! They’re the best heroes of the Microverse! However after 1,000 years in suspended animation, Rann has returned to a Homeworld vastly modified from the one he knew — and Mari’s household was killed within the coup d’état that noticed Baron Karza rise to energy. Now, along with their allies, they start their epic quest to free Homeworld from the tyrannical Karza’s iron grip within the first chapter of an acclaimed comic-book area opera from the legendary artistic pairing of Invoice Mantlo and Michael Golden!

Facsimile Cowl by Dave Cockrum

After Marvel’s Micronauts license expired in 1986 (together with the Rom settlement), the characters and settings largely disappeared. Nonetheless, attributable to distinct variations between their motion figures and comedian e book depictions, Marionette, Rann, and Bug the Galactic Warrior remained, with Bug even occurring to seem as a founding member of the precursor to the fashionable Guardians of the Galaxy fashioned in Annihilation: Conquest.

The Microverse itself has additionally lasted, albeit with totally different names through the years, together with ‘the Quantum Realm,’ a key location within the latest Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

The Micronauts license jumped from writer to writer post-Marvel, with new short-lived collection from Picture, Satan’s Due, and IDW within the 35 years for the reason that last subject beneath the unique settlement. 

Can we anticipate extra Marvel and Hasbro partnerships down the road? There are a few quite large licenses, each of which have been with Marvel previously, that also haven’t been tied to any writer, and you already know the Beat crew will keep watch over the way forward for these licensed comics.