Like most fanboys, I always keep my eye open for the new solictations that Marvel and DC put out once a month. Also like most fanboys, I pre-order my books. This is a good and bad thing. The good is that I can always make sure no matter what, that I will always get a copy of Moon Knight #1. The bad thing is that I tend to find out how awesome a book is a little late and have to rush out to a store and buy it. But the other day I was looking at the solicits from Marvel and DC and it showed two books that I knew I just had to have. The first was a collection of stories that Gene Colan did for Batman and Detective Comics in the 1980's. Now I have some of this stuff in single issue, but for the fact that it's drawn by Gene Colan and written by Doug Moench... I freaked out. When it comes to layouts Colan is one of the best. I don't have much of this run in singles and I really would like this collection just to round out my Batman by Doug Moench run.
The other book is an Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus by David Michelinie and Tood McFarlane. I've been waiting to buy a Marvel Omnibus for some time now. But all the books they've put out over the last few years are things I already own. Mostly in Essential Marvel format or in singles. Plus I really want a complete Todd McFarlane Amazing Spider-Man run. I think just dropping the $99.99 for this will save a little time and money on my part instead of trying to find all those books at a con or online.