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Marvel Announces “Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus Coming April 2024

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The Press Release:
Earlier this week, Marvel Comics proudly announced an exciting new collaboration with Hasbro, a global leader in play, that would result in new collections of Rom the Spaceknight’s beloved comic book adventures. Today, Marvel is thrilled to reveal that another popular toy-originating comic book series will receive the same treatment: THE MICRONAUTS!

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“Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus

From out of the Microverse, it’s the Omnibus you thought could never happen! The subatomic superstars headlined a long-running series packed with rich world-building, fascinating mythology and big-scale, sci-fi excellence! With the series set in the main Marvel Comics universe, the Micronauts joined forces with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four and dared to go up against the likes of Doctor Doom, Arcade, and other iconic Marvel super villains. Like ROM, these exemplary comic book classics were written by industry legend Bill Mantlo and will be reprinted for the first time ever in MICRONAUTS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS, on sale April 2024. In anticipation for this long-awaited collection, fans can also pick up a facsimile edition of the Micronauts’ comic book debut, 1979’s MICRONAUTS #1, this September!

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“Micronauts” #1 (Facsimile Edition)

MICRONAUTS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 will collect THE MICRONAUTS (1979) #1-29 & ANNUAL (1979) #1-2 and material from MICRONAUTS SPECIAL EDITION (1983) #1-5. Helmed by writer Bill Mantlo, the Micronauts brought together the subatomic heroes of Homeworld and the Marvel Universe. Mantlo’s rich character mythology and groundbreaking artwork by Michael Golden made the series an instant classic. In Micronauts, Commander Rann, Princess Mari, Biotron, Acroyear and Bug traverse the universe aboard the microship Endeavor as they struggle to free Homeworld from the tyrannical Baron Karza. Their exploits also bring them to Earth where our micro-sized heroes encounter big-time heroes and villains including the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain Universe and Man-Thing. This Omnibus edition presents a stunning restoration, complete with letters pages and a host of bonus material, including house ads, original artwork and more.

MICRONAUTS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION boldly re-presents MICRONAUTS (1979) #1, one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, in its original form, ads and all! They came from inner space! Explorer Arcturus Rann! Freedom-fighting princess Marionette! The armored warrior Acroyear! Fun-loving thief Bug! The robots Microton and Biotron! They are the greatest heroes of the Microverse! But after 1,000 years in suspended animation, Rann has returned to a Homeworld vastly changed from the one he knew — and Mari’s family was killed in the coup d’état that saw Baron Karza rise to power. Now, together with their allies, they begin their epic quest to free Homeworld from the tyrannical Karza’s iron grip in the first chapter of an acclaimed comic-book space opera from the legendary creative pairing of Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden!

Check out the covers now, including a wide variety of Direct Market Exclusive Variant Covers from industry legends! Experience these beloved and rare stories all over again or for the very first time when MICRONAUTS #1 FACSIMILE EDITION hits stands in September, and when MICRONAUTS: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS arrives next year! For more information, visit


Check out the Direct Market Exclusive Variant Covers below

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“Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus (Variant by Guice)
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“Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus (Variant by Golden)
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“Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus (Variant by Ditko)

On Sale September 2023

About Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.

About Hasbro:
Hasbro is a global leader in play whose mission is to entertain and connect generations of fans through the wonder of storytelling and exhilaration of play. Hasbro delivers engaging brand experiences for global audiences through gaming, consumer products and entertainment, with a portfolio of iconic brands including MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, Hasbro Gaming, NERF, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH and PEPPA PIG, as well as premier partner brands.

Hasbro is guided by our Purpose to create joy and community for all people around the world, one game, one toy, one story at a time. For more than a decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media, one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute and one of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the U.S. by the Civic 50.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I am happy to say that somewhere in the long boxes of my collection is a copy or two of the original “Micronauts” first issue and its subsequent issues but I am not certain that I stuck with the title for more than a couple of years. The series ran a total of “59” issues for Marvel before becoming launches over on Image Comics and IDW Publishing. I should add that back in the day that I was reading this title, I was also collecting the figures and vehicles for the Micronauts toy line. I absolutely LOVED those creations and feel like I still have a few of them stocked away in a different collectibles box. Now I should admit that I might not purchase the actual Omnibus since those are so big but I will be getting the facsimile edition of this edition and even the recently discussed “Rom: Spaceknight” one. Wrapping this one up I wonder what you out there in the readership think about it all. Will you be purchasing “Micronauts: The Original Marvel Years” Omnibus? Do you regularly purchase these kinds of volumes? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you again next time. Please keep safe out there.


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