Ok, so I'm downsizing my incoming comics (since i won't pay $4 an issue and a lot of books i get ~ ATLAS, SWORD, Iron Fist, etc) have been canceled, so i caved on a good deal on Amazon and ordered this. Now, if you followed my posts back in the day, you'll not be shocked to know i'm not a big fan of IDWs early work. overall, i feel like they're kind of amateur-hour, especially in their packaging, which is why i was surprised how top-notch this collection is (plus, it, ya'know, makes sense, unlike those bizarre ~ to me ~ "Best of" books, where a lot of the stories don't even make sense out of context). I was also always a fan of Andy Schmidt's editorial work at Marvel, so that was another point in their favor, and i like the idea of reading the whole saga in semi-chronological order. and i'm just a sucker for oversized hardcovers. My favorite format going back to the marvel OGNs of the 80s. So, as i just mentioned above, the packaging is ace, top notch all around. I even love the pencil illustration cover art. Now i stopped reading the IDW books when they jumped up to $4 a piece (another reason i went for this is at Amazon's discount it works out to about $2 per issue.) So most of the material was new to me. So, on with the reviews!