Ever since Marvel first started doing their Essentials line (High numbers of issues reprinted in black and white, on the kind of paper usually used for phone directories) fans have been pleading for a properly collected Essential Captain Britain. To date it never happened. However, this weeks Cup of Joe column, over at MySpace Comics reveled some interesting information...
Again, for those of you unaware, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada uses this page to answer questions mailed in from readers on all things Marvel. If you scroll down the page you'll eventually find a question from a guy named 'Richie' on the subject of the Marvel Omnibus books. You know the ones - Over-sized, hardback bound books capable of killing a small child if dropped upon them?
Well, Richie is a big fan of the Omnibus format and suggest a few books he'd like to see collected. But it's actually the books mentioned in Quesada's answer which interests me:
JQ: Richie, so glad you're diggin' the Omnibus format, I love it as well.
Currently we have plans for an Inferno style Omnibus, Classic X-Men, and even a Captain Britain Omnibus for the beginning of 2009. Now here's the thing: we have plans for lots more but it's way too early for me to spoil the surprise.
Could this be real? Could it actually be happening? The idea of Captain Britain getting the Omnibus treatment was unthinkable even this time last year. But you heard it - from the E-i-C himself!
Control yourself, Roberts... It's only a comic book...
But this is HUGE! ;D
I'll be keeping my ear to the ground for more news on this one. More news as it comes...