Marvel Universe TPBs (1986-89)

These TPBs reprinted The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (OHOTMU) Deluxe Edition comic series in color. Some of them have multiple printings. The Essential TPBs reprinted the same info but in b&w. They also reprinted the original series and the '89 Update.

I love flipping through these randomly to read the secret identities, origin stories, first appearances, etc. Of course they're outdated so Marvel started releasing new HCs in 2008. But the old versions still the best.

updated 12/22/2011


Vol. 1: Abomination to Circus of Crime (1986, 1989)
ISBN: 0871352087
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #1 & 2 (first part)

Vol. 2: Clea to Gaea (1986, 1987)
ISBN: 0871352095
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #2 (last part), 3, 4 (first part)

Vol. 3: Galactus to Kang (1986, 1987)
ISBN: 0871352109
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #4 (last part), 5, 6 (first part)

Vol. 4: Karkas to Mister Fantastic (1987, 1989)
ISBN: 0871352117 
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #6 (last part), 7, 8 (first part)

Vol. 5: Mister Fear to Quicksilver (1987)
ISBN: 0871352125 
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #8 (last part), 9, 10 (first part)

Vol. 6: Radioactive Man to Stiltman (1987)
ISBN: 0871352133 
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #10 (last part), 11, 12 (first part)

Vol. 7: Stingray to Wendigo (1987, 1989)
ISBN: 0871352141 
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #12 (last part), 13, 14 (first part)

Vol. 8: Werewolf to Zzzax, Book of the Dead: Air-Walker to Dorcas, Dr. Lemuel (1987)
ISBN: 087135215X 
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #14 (last part), 15-16, 17 (first part)
(The Appendix to Alien Races from #15 is not reprinted.)

Vol. 9: Book of the Dead: Dorma to Patriot (1987)
ISBN: 0871353539
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #17 (last part), 18, 19 (first part)

Vol. 10: Book of the Dead: Phantom Eagle to Zuras (1987)
ISBN: 0871353660
Reprints: The OHOTMU Deluxe Edition #19 (last part) & 20


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